C. Leon McGahee

Profile Updated: March 15, 2024
Class Year: 1948
Residing In: St. Louis, MO USA
Spouse/Partner: Carol Stroud, deceased 2021
Occupation: Psychiatrist (retired)
Children: Colleen Loehr, born 1957
Heather McGahee, born 1959
Cynthia McGahee, born 1961
Valerie Dudley, More…born 1961
Military Service: Army  
Life After High School (tell us what you've been up to):

Career in medicine, specializing in psychiatry and mostly connected with medical schools: in New York, Tennessee, West Virginia, and St. Louis, MO, where I am now retired, but still engaged in voluntary teaching. In 2023, I moved into a senior living community, Laclede Groves, here in St. Louis.

School Story:

Nothing comes to mind.
. . .
Now in my dotage (age 92), I do remember a prank I and a school mate, now deceased, Henry Duffer, played during our junior year, I believe it was. We had just learned in our chemistry class from Mr. Crawford how to mix two ingredients to create stinky hydrogen sulfide gas. While everyone was at lunch, we decided to secretly put our newfound knowledge to work. Afterward, when all of us students at reconvened in the room, Mrs. Cochran, our home room teacher, then entered the room, took two steps, sniffed once, and immediately exclaimed, "Leon, what have you been up to now?"

List the names of any of your siblings or other relatives who attended CPHS.

Luther McGahee was three years behind me, but I regret that he passed away on Feb. 23, 2023. I have also a younger sister, but she never attended CPHS. Finally, I had an aunt Grace McGahee, also deceased who graduated, I believe in 1944.

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Mar 15, 2024 at 12:49 PM
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Feb 28, 2024 at 12:39 PM
Sep 27, 2023 at 6:06 PM

Happy birthday, Bob. I hope you, Elaine, and the family are well. Once again, I beat you there by one day. I'm trying to keep up with our ever diminishing group of survivors. I sadly read Ray Hyde's obit from this past June. I think I'll see if ChatGTP-AI can provide me the latest update.

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Sep 26, 2023 at 4:33 AM
Sep 06, 2023 at 10:46 AM

Happy birthday, Norma.

Apr 14, 2023 at 11:07 AM

Happy Birthday, Kate.

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Dec 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Happy Birthday. Enjoy your fishing trip to Argentina in February.

Sep 29, 2022 at 12:48 PM

As I noted last year, Joyce, dearly beloved by her classmates and a regular attended at our reunion, passed away either in early 2020 or late 2019. There are only 16 survivors in our class, and I'll be happy to post a list of those deceased, numbeiring 61, but I think most of them are listed in the "In Memory" section..

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Sep 26, 2022 at 4:33 AM
C. Leon McGahee has left an In Memory comment for Harold (Bo) Thames.
Sep 13, 2022 at 2:52 PM

This photograph is of Melvin Thames, also deceased. Harold "Bo" Thames, also Class of 1948. I believe he died a few years before Melvin did.

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Apr 13, 2022 at 2:25 PM

I'm sure that you're still going strong, Katy. Race you to 100!
All the best,

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Posted on: Dec 23, 2021 at 1:02 PM

Happy birthday, Stell. Seems like yesterday . . . almost.

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Sep 21, 2021 at 4:36 PM

Happy birthday, Robert. I can remember when we were 09 and cub scouts . . . a little hazy, though.

Sep 21, 2021 at 4:09 PM

Joyce passed away a year or so ago. She will be sorely missed by me and her surviving classmates. She was always so active in attending our reunions and helping our in various ways, especially in bringing along memorabilia.

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Dec 16, 2020 at 4:04 PM

Ooh! The big "Nine-OH!" Glad you'll be trying it out nine months before me. But have a happy one anyway and a safe, socially distanced Xmas.

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