Jacinda Galloway Dieken

Profile Updated: July 12, 2008
Residing In: Abilene, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Jack
Children: Melissa born 1969; Stephanie born 1970; Courtney born 1981
Yes! Attending Reunion

I have done many, many things----all legal! My first "real" job was at the Abilene Police Department and what an eye-opening experience. While working I attended Hardin-Simmons University for 4 years. After a promotion, I was to finish my final few courses in the evening. Well, that didn't happen. So I am still a few courses short of my degree. I then lived in Lubbock for about 3 years and worked for DPS. Then came back to Abilene and worked again at the APD. After marrying a policeman (and while nepotism was still in existence!)I had to quit. So I went to work at the TX Department of Hwys and Public Transportaion. I quit after our daughter was born to have a chance to rear her and have never regretted that decision. After our daughter (Courtney) was in middle school, I went to work at the AISD and worked there until 1995 when it became clear that it was necessary to be home and help my parents as my mother was in the final stages of cancer. While I was working at the AISD, the opportunity opened up for Jack to enter politics on a local level. He ran for Sheriff, won, and retired from the APD. He is now retiring from the Sheriff's Dept. So as you can see, I have never strayed far from Abilene or law enforcement. Retirement will be a good thing.

School Story:

Wonderful times, wonderful teachers, wonderful friends. I always thought I was the only person on earth who thoroughly enjoyed my school years but after reading all of "our" stories, it seems to be a mutual feeling. I remember 19 cent a gallon gas, open campus lunches, slam books, drive-in theaters, the Paramount on Friday nights (guess that was junior high), fish sandwiches at Burger Chef, "sneaking" out to our front yard in the middle of the night, the Abilene Swim Club, Mr. McKinnon's DAILY history test with 4 questions, lots of parties,and a little hanky-pank--all in fun.

Jacinda's Latest Interactions

Jan 15, 2021 at 4:15 PM

Happiest of birthdays, dear one. Hoping you are having a beautiful birthday and sending hugs from all of us. I beat you to 71 by 6 days!

Jan 09, 2021 at 3:33 AM
Jan 09, 2020 at 3:33 AM
May 02, 2019 at 12:38 PM

I missed your birthday!! So belated happy birthday !

Jan 09, 2019 at 3:33 AM
Aug 11, 2018 at 12:24 PM

Happy birthday, sherie!!

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May 10, 2018 at 12:22 PM
May 01, 2018 at 11:09 AM

Happy birthday, Don! Missed you at the reunion?

Jan 09, 2018 at 3:33 AM
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Jun 04, 2017 at 11:51 AM
May 02, 2017 at 8:27 AM

Happy birthday, Don. Hope it was wonderful....with many more to come!

Jan 09, 2017 at 3:33 AM
May 02, 2016 at 12:34 PM

Happy belated birthday , Don. Hope you are doing just fine and have many more birthdays!!!

Jan 13, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Happy, happy birthday, Christie!!

Jan 09, 2016 at 3:33 AM
Oct 03, 2015 at 11:59 AM

Happy birthday, Nancy!

Jul 10, 2015 at 8:32 AM

Happy belated birthday, Glenda. Hope it was wonderful!

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Jul 07, 2015 at 12:03 AM
Jul 05, 2015 at 1:33 AM

David,I missed it...but your still younger than I am, I think! Happy birthday!

May 09, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Happy birthday, friend. Blessings galore!

Posted: Mar 06, 2014 at 11:00 PM
2008 Class Reunion