Wichlep family in 20 July 1997
• GALVESTON SCENES Wichlep's history noted at museum F rom Germany to Galveston: A 100-year history of an OGF, the Wichlep family, was feted at the Galve-. ston County Museum recently. An important historical find by Ric Gilbert, a suitcase filled to the brim with documents of the OGF Wichlep family, formed the foundation of this fabulous display of documents, pictures and memorabilia of the Wichleps. Reigning queen of the Wichlep family clan, and indeed any group she graces, was the 90 year young Marie Cearley of Houston. Aunt Marie is surely a delight and a super favorite of The Diva's. She was escorted by her son Barney. Attending the luncheon and sorta' family reunion were the Downtown Partnership's guru Fred Wichlep and his Jane, his daughter Harris County Deputy Sheriff Lauren Wichlep, Yvonne Wichlep Nickles (she's a nurse in the Alamo City), grand-daughter Rachel and Don Nickles. Also enjoying the displays were John Wichlep (he teaches ' at Central, yaTmow), his daughter UTMB nurse Julie Wichlep and gr'daughter Chelsea. Earle Young, whose mother was a twin of Fred's dad, was there with his bride Dr. Gaynelle Hayes-Young of Galveston College. Earle's retired from NASA and soon to have a book on Galveston published by Texas A&M University Press. Certainly the "start of it all" Ric Gilbert and radio gal Louisa Glinski were there visiting with GHFs Betty Massey, Alice Wygant, Peggy McCullen and Susan Eckel, who developed and designed the exhibit. In other historical news, new officers for GHF are KGBC's amazing Tim Kingshury, Carolyn Clyburn, Steve Stubbs and Frank Crews.