In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Thursday, May 31, 2018

Kathryn McGill Gough, deceased, Wife of Richard Gough

Kathryn McGill Gough
September 6, 1939  -  May 28, 2018
Mrs. Gough, 78, of Meridian, passed away on Monday at her residence after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Kathryn was born in Tuscaloosa, AL. She was a longtime resident of Meridian and a graduate of St. Aloysius High School and attended Meridian Community College. She was a very active and faithful member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was employed as the church secretary for 34 years until her retirement in 2008. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Sodality. She had several hobbies through out her younger years such as piano, roller skating, tennis, bowling,bridge, and boating that she enjoyed.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Richard Gough; daughters, Suzanne Day (Alan), Diane Buchanan, and Katie Gough; son, Charles Gough (Glenda); grandchildren, Shannon Day Richardson (Justin), Ashley Day, Matthew Buchanan, Marcus Buchanan (Brittany), Chelsea Gough, and Harrison Gough; and great grandchildren, Austin Day, Tyler Buchanan, Jackson Buchanan, and Brexley Buchanan.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Charles McGill; a baby sister, Johnnie Louise; and a grandson, Alex Day.

Pallbearers will be Harrison Gough, Matthew Buchanan, Marcus Buchanan, Tyler Buchanan, John Harwell, and Tom Zettler.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to St. Patrick School or the American Cancer Society.

Family and friends may sign the online memorial, leave a personal note for the family, or order flowers at

O God our Father, Creator of all the living, 
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Eternal rest, grant unto Kathryn, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May the souls of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

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