IN MEMORIAM
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Byron D. "Jug" Varner
Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)
1923-2006
Dear Friends,

Our beloved Byron passed on peacefully on November 17th, 2006. We hope you will join his family in celebrating his life and character, and what he has meant to so many people throughout the years.

Byron's passion was this Web site and the research and writing that provided information and perspectives for military active and retired families.

In his honor we will keep the site active and each day present a random article from the archives.

Bonnie Varner, Vickie Varner Johnson, Roy Varner, and Gary Varner


IN MEMORIAM
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Bonnie J. Varner
1923-2016

Bonnie J. Varner (nee Guthrie) of Sarasota, Fla. passed away peacefully on August 28, 2016. Predeceased by her husband of 62 years (2006) Byron D. Varner (USN Ret.), she is survived by her three children, Vickie Johnson (Jerry) of Osprey, Fla., Roy D. Varner (Wendy) of Odessa, Fla., and Gary Varner (Resa) of Findlay, Ohio, and many beloved grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was a homemaker and loving supporter of her family. Her smile was special! She will be dearly missed.


From the archives:  
(DEC) NORAD TRACKS SANTA AGAIN

HELLO SANTA, IS THAT YOU?

Last year the NORAD Tracks Santa Web site had 912 million hits from 181 countries. This year, about 500 volunteers - most of them U.S. and Canadian military personnel and their families - will report for telephone-answering duty on Christmas Eve.

But already, youngsters are sending messages to Santa via the NORAD site. E-mails are arriving from India and Ireland and all over the world from children with their wish lists who want to talk to Santa, on average, 200 e-mails a day.”

NORAD Tracks Santa volunteers will answer calls from 2 a.m. MST Dec. 24 to 2 a.m. MST Dec. 25 at 877 446-6723 — toll-free in the United States — or at 719 474-2111.

OK Mom and Dad, Grandpa and Grandma, get the little ones tuned in!