Ray McClaren Bishop

Profile Updated: December 25, 2018
Residing In Dallas, TX USA
Spouse/Partner Linda R Bishop
Occupation Grants Officer DHHS Dallas Region
Children Rusty, born 1973; Angela, born 1978
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Completed 43 years employment with the federal government when I retired August 3, 2018 after serving as the Acting Director Regional Operations for the Office of Grants Management, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
Although retired from federal service, I still teach American Government at El Centro College in Dallas.
Linda and I now have three grandchildren and a fourth on the way. We spend our time with the grandkids and our two sweet boxer-mix blacks dogs, Hicks and Ripley.

School Story

I played cornet in the Richardson High School Golded Eagle band (first chair my senior year) and was a fairly good cornet player, but I couldn't march worth a darn! Band Director Mr. Joseph Frank repeatedly singled me out during marching practice via a bullhorn up in the stands letting the whole world know that I "was marching with only one heel coming up sharply (like a one-legged cornet player would march!)." It was embarrassing at the time but I get a good laugh out of it still.

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Posted on: Sep 28, 2020 at 1:05 PM

Happy Birthday, David! Hope you have a nice day and are doing fine. Your old college buddy, Ray Bishop

Jul 08, 2020 at 2:52 PM

Happy Birthday Paul! Not sure if we knew each other but you certainly look familiar. Anyway, enjoy your day!

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Sep 28, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Happy Birthday, David! I hope you and your family have a great day celebrating your birthday. Hope to visit with you soon, old friend. Take care.

Sep 15, 2019 at 2:43 PM

Happy Birthday Nancy! God bless you!

Apr 29, 2019 at 10:25 PM

Happy Birthday, Robert! Were you once in the Band at RHS? Congratulations on your most successful career in studying and teaching history. I admire you for that accomplishment. Best wishes!

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Happy Birthday, Albert! What organization do you do ministry in?

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Happy Birthday, Gloria!

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Posted on: Apr 19, 2018 at 10:46 AM

Happy Birthday Debbie! Wishing you and your family continued blessings on your birthday and always. Enjoy a great celebration day and many more to come! We thought we would never get here but here we are....

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Oct 07, 2017 at 4:09 PM

Happy Birthday, James! I don’t think we knew each other in high school but you sound like you’ve had a great and blessed life so far. Wish I could have been a friend. Keep living for Christ! God’s continued blessings on you and your family!

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Posted on: Apr 25, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Happy Birthday, Debbie! I did not get to see you and your husband at last year's RHS reunion but reading some of your posts and family pictures, it sure seems like you all have had a wonderful married life together and you have touched the lives of many of those whose high school years at RHS were such a long time ago now. Where did the years go since we sat on the school bus on our way to an away football game screaming to the top of our lungs, "RHS, RHS, Golden Eagle Band, Heah!) or something like that?
I am most pleased to gather that you also love the Lord and have tried to serve Him in your life. Well, that's enough to say from someone who once knew you (mostly from afar) and also went to UT with you and several others from our class of '66. May He continue to to richly bless you and your family (and all of those grandchildren!) in the future.
Best Wishes,
Ray Bishop

P. S. If you don't remember me, I was first chair coronet in the band our senior year. This is a picture of me and my sweet wife Linda this past Easter.

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