Phyles Smith Schobel

Profile Updated: January 21, 2009
Class Year: 1967
Residing In: New Caney, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Mel Schobel
Occupation: Retired - Brown & Root - Scheduler
Children: Shayne Stinson - born Aug, 1968 Three Step-Children Scott Schobel (born Aug 1964) Mark Schobel (Born More…May 1969) Kristi Schobel (Born Nov 1972)

And 5 of the greatest grandchildren you could hope for. Samantha Schobel is 21 and a senior at Baylor University. Kristen Hines is 19 and a Freshman at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Nikki Hines 17 is just starting Community College in Dallas. Ryan Schobel is a Freshman at Columbus (Tx) High School and plays in the Cardinal Band. And Landry Stinson is 8 and a 3rd grader at Frostwood Elementary in Houston.
Yes! Attending Reunion

After graduating from Sam in June of 1967 I married Stan Stinson in Aug. We had a son - Michael Shayne - one year later. In 1972 we had a daughter - Ginger Lee - who died shortly after birth. Stan and I were divorced in 1973.

I also started working for Brown & Root in 1973 as a secretary. After 6 years I began working as a scheduler and did this work until I retired in 2004. Absolutely LOVED my work and everyone I worked with at Brown & Root.

In 1983, while working for B&R at Shell Deer Park I met Mel Schobel (Shell employee). We dated for awhile and then split up because our kids were jealous. Went back out to Shell in 1994 to do another job and ran into Mel again. This time, the kids were all grown, we began dating again and were married in May of 2000. We are both retired now and "livin in the country" - in New Caney.

We have a 1941 Ford Convertible (Plain Vanilla) that we have a lot of fun with. Friends now include lots of former SHHS students who also have hotrods -- Jesse and Marilyn (Roach) Tanner, Mike and Barbara (Willis) Thames, Archie and Patsy (Howard) Turpin, Billy and Charlotte (Everitt) Emmons, Charlie and Beverly (Schoppe) Tanner, Johnny and Orean (Crook) Jones, and Charles (Smiley) and Cindy (Cuthbertson) Youngblood. We have great time with all our hotrods and car shows.

Have a great life which includes our Church family at Kingwood, our Hotrod buddies (other Sam Houston High Students) and, of course, our kids and grandkids.

School Story:

Went to Janowski Elementary (a brand new school) and was in the first class to go from Kindergarten to 6th grade there. Then went to Burbank Jr High and was in Gracie Long's homeroom. At Sam Houston I was in George Schultz's homeroom as well as having him for a Latin Teacher. Absolutely LOVED Mr Schultz and was honored to be able to see him again at our 25th Reunion.

I now keep the database for Sam Houston Alumni and if anyone wants to be added to the list (for whatever year) please send me your information. Have really enjoyed doing this as it keeps me in contact with other SHHS students. I don't know exactly why, but those of us from Sam seem to have a "connection" that we just can't explain.

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