Carol Ann Gushanas Brannon

Profile Updated: July 8, 2016
Residing In: Orlando, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Richard, deceased November 2011; John Stewart, deceased 1984
Occupation: Retired
Children: Bentley, 1975 & father of World's greatest grandsons, Carter ('98) & Leighton (2003)
Scarlett, 1979, More…unmarried (and a Great Catch)!

After Lee, I attended UGA for two years, then transferred to UF and got a degree in Bus Ed. (I pull for the Dogs except when they play the Gators)! Married my Finance Professor from UF, John Stewart, in '72 and moved to Orlando where I have lived ever since (in the same house)! He and I owned and operated Southern College where we wore many hats (teachers,administrators,janitorial services). Glad when we unloaded that! John died of brain cancer in 1984 when our children were just 5 and 9. I then worked as Admin. Assistant for Good Samaritan Mission Services for 20 years. In 1989, married Richard who had three grown children. Today I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, Church work and my three part-time jobs -- flower arranging, "Bou Lady" at Stein Mart (love that discount!) and working in my friend's boutique. The majority of my energy goes into helping with our two grandsons--who are such a joy! Following our 30th Reunion, five Class of 68er's decided life is too short and began having our own annual mini-reunions. Fellow "ladybugs" Gay Rawlins, Suzanne Strickland, Timmy Linning, Linda Utsey and yours truly have a blast once a year and talk about the old days and a lot of you!!! 2013 update: just sold my residence of 40 years and am living with a dear friend while having some renovations done to my new digs. My son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons just moved to CA --so lots of transitions lately!

School Story:

My favorite school memories revolve around Gamma Hi-Y. What girl wouldn't love to be surrounded by 36 guys at least one night a week? I also cherish fun times in 1st period Humanities with Faye Smith and all classes with Col. Sanderson! Remember shaking in my weejuns (!) everytime I walked into Big Dot's Chemistry Class.

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Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Graduation Photo. I can't figure out how to reduce it and place it up in the right corner like some of you have managed to do!
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
May 31, 1969. I was maid of honor at my sister, Lu's wedding.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
April 26, 2008. My daughter, Scarlett, is her cousin's (Lu's daughter) maid of honor. Fun times!
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Richard & I in Seattle en route to Alaska.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
The "Ladybugs" in Chesapeake, VA. Gay Rawlins, Linda Utsey, Moi, Timmy Linning, and Suzanne Strickland.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
(Just dug these pics from our 25th Reunion out from the Archives). Top Photo: Suzanne Strickland Hart, My favorite teacher-- The Honorable Colonel Sanderson, me, and Timmy Linning Corbett.
Bottom Photo: Suzanne & Lee Hart, Me, Howard & Gay (Rawlins) Staats.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Class of '68 at the Lee High Restoration Reunion following the fire of ?1987?
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Our Tenth Reunion. Suzanne Strickland, Carol Gushanas, Gay Rawlins, Victoria Box, Linda Utsey, Cathy Jennings, Timmy Linning, Mark Hulsey and David Vittum
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Donald Cartwright and me at the LSS Christmas Dance -- 10th grade?
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Larry Lanier & me in the 1965 Lakeshore Annual.