Loy Dean McGowan

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Loy Dean McGowan
Class Year: 1956
Residing In: plano, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Kay McGowan
Occupation: Financial Advisor
Children: Spencer McGowan; Born in 1964
DeDe McGowan; Born in 1966
Mitchell McGowan; Born in 1970
Military Service: Air Force  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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After getting a degree in Business and Engineering from the Univ of Texas, Austin in 1960 I worked at Colllins Radio in the Systems Division. On the day President Kennedy was assinated, I was involved in a project setting up an emergency radio system for White House Secret Service communications during the transition from Kennedy to Pres Johnson.

In 1966 I began a career as a Flinancial Advisor. In 1969 Schneider Bernett and Hickman elected me as a Partner and Vice President. I served with that firm until 1974 when I moved to PaineWebber which became UBS in the year 2000. Handling client assets has always been my career but along the way I have held titles as Branch Manager, Corp Vice President and Sr Vice President Investments.

One of the interesting projects in my career has been the development of a clientele in Mexico. The beautiful area of Lake Chapala is home to many retired American and Canadian citizens who have moved there. I am typically in Mexico three times a year. Fluent Spanish has eluded me but I have learned enough to order food, services and conduct some business in Spanish.

Hobbies if find interesting are writing, travel and tennis. I have been involved in publishing two books and have written articles for various newspapers including a regular article for the largest English Language paper in Mexico.
My business travels have taken me to Hong Kong, England, Mexico, France, Monte Carlo and Italy. On most of those occasions, my wife Kay has been able to accompany me.

Tennis became a passion late in life. At the age of 36 I began playing regularly and have played on various tennis teams. Three of those teams have been to the state finals and one to the national finals after winning the state in 2006.


School Story:

Memories of Timpson High School are too numerous or incriminating to list but a few direct involvements with my classmates come to mind:
*Painting Seniors '56 on the Water Tower.
*Scheduling Elvis Pressley for a concert in 1954 only to have it cancelled after Heartbreak Hotel hit the pop charts 6 weeks before the concert.
*Our class was the first to have a Senior Trip to New Orleans. The school board banned senior trips outside the area for several years.

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Jan 29, 2018 at 5:12 PM

Posted on: Jan 29, 2018 at 7:39 AM

It was 1945 after my family returned from Houston following the War. I saw this cute little girl holding her mother's hand while walking with Preston and Lurene Billingsley -- both of whom were in the Timpson school system. There was nothing in that scene to suggest that I would be wishing this same little girl Happy Birthday well into the next century some 73 years later.

Thanks Linda for a lot of school memories from Timpson. And, some from The University of Texas where we crossed paths from time to time.

Happy Birthday

Dean McGowan

Jan 29, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Coming up on 70 years of friendship. It was somewhere in the elementary grades that I remember this very bright, confident person named Kenneth who always found something humorous in whatever was happening at school.

Timpson is a small place but it has given us all some really good memories and you helped make those.

Happy Birthday

Dean McGowan ( Loy Dean)

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Nov 05, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Posted on: Nov 10, 2017 at 6:47 AM

Wow... At 80 years old, you must be a lot wiser than you were when we almost got stranded on that freighter pulling away from the docks in New Orleans... or when we.......well there are a lot of stories that we could tell but would not want our grandkids to know. Happy Birthday
And, let's get another reunion going. I miss seeing the class -- those of us who are still here.

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Mar 07, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Posted on: Mar 07, 2017 at 6:26 AM

Bette.... When we start counting our past in decades instead of years, we know that a lot of time has passed since our high school years. Time, however, doesn't dull the memory of how special those days were.
I hope you have a happy birthday. Give me an update when you get a chance.
There is not too much new to report here. I am still working -- about 2/3 speed these days. I just got back from skiing at Copper Mountain. I am thankful that my knees still work after all these years. We went to Santa Fe last year but that is all the travelling that I have to report. Grandson Cole graduated from UT last year and the youngest granddaughter, Anna, will graduate from there next year. One grandson is in Colorado "finding himself." The oldest grandson is in New York training to become a partner in my business here. When he gets back, I think I will finally retire.
I am a mentor to an MBA student at UTD this semester. Her name is Ayla and she is pretty and brilliant. The mentor thing is in connection with my membership on the UTD School of Management Board.
Update me when you get a chance.

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Feb 06, 2017 at 6:24 AM
Feb 03, 2017 at 6:46 AM

Hey. I am a bit late but wishing you a happy birthday and a good 2017. Bring me up to date when you get a chance.
*How is Paul doing?
*Have you been traveling any?
*What's new with the kids/grandkids?

There is not much new here. We had short trips to NY and Santa Fe recently but nothing more. I have been spending more time at UT Dallas where I serve on the Business School Board now. Getting involved with the student groups has been quite rewarding. I have a speech to the MBA graduating class next week.
The kids gave us tickets to American Bandstand for Christmas and the show was here last week. Several of those old-as-we-are performers are still singing. It brought back a lot of memories. And, it reminded us how long ago were the 1960's.

My email is dean.mcgowan@ubs.com if want to use that to bring me up to date.

Feb 02, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Kenneth.... Happy Birthday. The high school days memories are about among the most vivid for us. Here's to those we created while we were there. I hope you and your family are doing well. Bring me up to date when you get a chance.

I thought about you yesterday when I was over at UT Dallas for a board meeting. After all these years in business, I am getting a little taste of academia serving on the board of the Business School at UTD. I understand why your job was so fulfilling for so many years. I will guest lecture a class next week and will mentor a graduate student this semester.

A merry good year to you.

Dean (Loy Dean)

Nov 10, 2016 at 2:19 PM

Happy Birthday Bobby Dean. There are lots of memories we could recall -- many of them not fit for public posting. I hope you are doing well. Bring me up to date sometime.
I am still working, although not nearly at full speed. I just got back from playing in the seniors state tennis championships -- won some matches but did not get to the finals.

I hope we can do a reunion next year. I am sorry we didn't do a 60th.

Dean -- Loy Dean

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Aug 20, 2016 at 12:35 PM

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Mar 08, 2016 at 6:48 AM

Betty.... Happy Birthday. These things seem to be coming around quite often these days.
Bring me up to date when you get a chance. Where are the boys? Where are the grandkids? Have you traveled recently?
I am still working but trying to get over it. I skied three days at Copper Mountain Last week and will play tennis twice this week. Three grandchildren are in Austin now -- two in UT and one works does event work for a magazine there. One is working for an accounting firm here and one is playing in Colorado without a job.
We will travel to Austin, Portland and Northwest Arkansas in the first half of this year.

Dean

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Feb 05, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Posted on: Feb 05, 2016 at 6:25 AM

Happy Birthday Nina.... Let's hear it for the years 1955 -- '56.

Dean (Loy Dean)

Feb 02, 2016 at 2:16 PM

Seventy years? Could it be? Yes, I think it has been. Groundhog Day this year is beautiful here--sunny and warm. Guess we'll have to prepare for at least 6 more weeks of winter, and that won't be too bad since, so far, we have hardly had winter at all. Thanks so much for your birthday note and good wishes. Kenneth

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Jan 27, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Posted on: Jan 26, 2016 at 6:31 AM

Kenneth.... In all these years -- probably 70 -- that I have known you, it never snapped that your birthday is groundhog day. I guess those of us who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Happy birthday to you again and I hope your day is free of shadows.

(Loy) Dean McGowan

Nov 10, 2015 at 6:20 AM

Haven't you had a lot of these birthdays since I have known you -- maybe 65 or 70 of them? Happy birthday and let's hope for a few more.

Give me an update when you get a chance.

I am working for about one more year. We made a trip to Banff Canada in September. Other than that, there is not much to report here. My knees still let me play tennis twice a week.

Dean (Loy Dean)

Aug 20, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Loy Dean, these birthdays do seem to come around pretty often, don't they? Hope you have a very happy one today! Kenneth

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Nov 10, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014 at 6:24 AM

Happy birthday Bobby Dean... After more than 60 years of friendship, it is nice to still be wishing you happy birthday. I hope you have a good one.

Loy Dean