1938 - 2006

Jo Ann McBroom Tapp



Spectator Staff 55; Student Council 52,53;

Guidance Office 55,56; Librarian 53,54,55,56; 

Pep Club 54,55,56.

Classmate Jody Tapp Undergoes Cancer Treatment

Sadly we report that classmate Jody (McBroom) Tapp passed away Saturday 7/15/06 with her family by her side. While we are saddened by her passing there is comfort in knowing that her pain and suffering is now gone. For that we are thankful.


Married Harold Tapp on Nov.3, 1957. We have been married for 38 1/2 years. Yes, that is a long time. Moved to Texas in 1960 then over to New Mexico in 1972. We have 4 children and 15 grandchildren ... a bunch. 

Alan - 37 years old, married with 6 children. He is manager of a large ranch in Amarillo, TX. 

Carol Ann Baldridge - lives in Carlsbad, N.M. Married and just housewife and mother of 2 children. 

Betti Jo Weber -  lives in Gainesville, TX. Married, housewife and mother of 3 children

Kathy Castaneda - Lives in Carlsbad, N.M. Married, schooI teacher and mother of 4.


I am still Postmaster at White's City, N.M.  I am on my 23rd year here. This post office is near the Carlsbad Caverns. and Come and see the Caverns and see me. Harold works for an organization called Carlsbad Assoc. for Retarded Citizens as ground maintenance and supervisor of utilities. He has been there for the last ten years. The last 3 he just built a camp ground and Challenge Course. Really nice. 


I guess I will probably retire in about 10 years. I hope to do some traveling and climb some more High Points.  I don't know when Harold will retire or what he plans on doing.


My hobbies are bowling, canning, arts & crafts, hiking and spoiling grandchildren. I have a goal of trying to see how many High Points in the U.S. I can hike. I have 7 under my belt now. I also hold the record for being the oldest to complete all of the elements on this challenge course. I challenge you to come and try it. 


God has been very good to us. We have very healthy children and grandchildren and we are too as far as we know now.


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