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Juda Angels remembered
Betty Hartwig, mother of Linda Hartwig who was one of the Juda students who was killed in 1967, holds the hand of Joann Goecks while looking at her daughter's senior class photo during a 50th anniversary memorial Thursday at Juda High School. Goecks, was the sister-in-law of Sandy Goecks, another student who died when an airplane crashed into a hotel in New Orleans. (Times photos: Marissa Weiher)
JUDA - A rainy spring afternoon derailed the plans Juda Superintendent Traci Davis had to commemorate the lives of nine Juda students who perished in an accident 50 years ago. Organizers had planned to escort the entire school down to Juda Community Park on Thursday to release balloons and mark the 50th anniversary with a moment of remembrance, but a steady rain fell outside. So Davis improvised.