Editor’s note: This feature is dedicated to profiling Van Horn High School Alumni and updating locals on what became of them after graduation. The Advocate welcomes information for publication on VHHS Alumni and will try to highlight two Van Horn Eagles every week.
The Advocate printed these photos last week for our “Where are they now?” column and failed to identify the individuals pictured.
Left is Carl & Juanita Morse and right is Norma Campos.
Graduated VHHS 1977; 49th out of 50
Siblings: Perry—Class of 1971, Karen Floyd Pratt—Class of 1976, Robbie Floyd Iobst—Class of 1981. Parents: Walker & Sally Floyd (buried in VH) Dad owned/operated Walker’s Welding and Mom was the County Clerk and worked at the VH Hospital
Upon graduation I went to work for Dad’s welding crew in the mines in Allamore. One year later I moved to Dallas to work for one of the mining operations manufacturing plant there. I had had a profoundly life changing experience with Jesus that set a new course for my life.
I met and married Lory Carlton in 1982 in Irving, Texas. We have one son—22-year-old Hunter who is becoming a nurse. I spent a month in the Red Light District in Amsterdam in 1987—wild time of doing Jesus stuff. I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in communications after competing as a member of the SDSU Debate Team.
After serving in various churches in youth pastor and associate pastor roles. I discovered that I didn’t like church people that much—but was crazy in love with Jesus—so what to do for a living? I began an insurance career with Aetna in San Diego. We moved to Denver Colorado in 1991. I started Hunter Benefits Group, an employee benefits consulting firm in 2002 in Denver.
I also founded Caleb’s Heart Ministries in 2004 here in Parker, Colorado. It is a 501c3 organization aimed at helping men Belong before they Believe. It has reached men all over the world with a message of dangerous faith and brotherhood.
So—I am the managing partner of HBG and the founder and chief dishwasher at CHM.
I also hold a patch from Soldiers for Jesus Motorcycle Club—an international MC that loves and cares for the 1% biker community. Ever since I rode, and destroyed (in a single ride), Ken Eudy’s mini-bike back in 1973—I have been devoted to the adrenaline and joy of motorcycle riding. I’ve ridden through 42 of the United States so far.
Growing up at the southern end of the Rocky Mountain fault-line—I always knew that the greener and more elevated areas north of Van Horn were my ultimate home. I have loved Colorado as much as Texas and expect I’ll have my ashes spread here.
Pam Flores Rodriguez
Pam Flores Rodriguez graduated from Van Horn High School in May of 1980. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Sul Ross State University in May of 1985.
Pam is currently employed with the Department of State Health Services as a Provider Relations Representative for the Texas Health Steps Program. She provides services to physicians and dentists, and their support staff, that are enrolled as providers in the Texas Health Steps program through Medicaid. She has been working for the state a little over 3 years.
Before her state employment she was employed by Region 18 Education Service Center for 20 years as an Early Intervention Specialist with the Early Childhood Intervention Program, where she provided home based services to developmentally delayed children and their families. This is where her passion remains, helping others and trying to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
She is the mother to two beautiful daughters, Felicia and Hilary, and one son, Harley. She also has three beautiful granddaughters, Destiny, Genesis and Malary. She is the youngest of 6 siblings, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvaro P. Flores, Sr. Her parents have been blessed with 71 years of marriage. Her father just celebrated his 90th birthday and her mother will be celebrating her 90th this month. What a blessing!
Siblings include Gloria Segura, A.P. Flores, Jr., Alfredo (Bobby) Flores, Efrain Flores and Sonya Santiago. She always puts God first and family is a very close second and her career follows. She is grateful for all the blessings that God has bestowed upon her and her family, the good and bad because it was in going through both that made her who she is today.