Originally sent Feb. 28
I have been traveling and am a little behind with 'news'. So sorry to have to report more losses.
Todd Loran Aubrey, 37, of Lawton passed Feb. 21. Todd is a 1988 grad of LHS and is son of Clarence & Betty Aubrey. Betty was a Phillips as in Dean Phillips Chevrolet that was later Phillips-Aubrey here in Lawton. Know a lot of you will remember that business. Todd is survived by wife Theresa Ann (Albertson), a son and a daughter. Also, two brothers David and Mark and a sister LeeAnn. Services were Monday Feb. 25 in Lawton. So very sorry.
Also passing, Aurilla Rose (Brindle) Whitmore, 80, of Lawton. Mrs. Whitmore passed away Feb. 24 and services were Wednesday Feb. 27. The paper said Mrs. Whitmore was raised and attended school in Lawton. From her age she would have been a LHS grad in about 1944-45-46? There is an on line guest book at <www.lawtonfuneralhome.com>
And passing on Feb. 26, Janice (Hunt) Grooms, 62, of Lawton. Janice was in LHS class of 1964. She & my sister Suzy were childhood friends. Janice lived on 900 block of Columbia just west of Washington School. Walked by there many a time during the school years. Janice was married to J.C. Grooms who died in 1973. Janice is survived by a daughter Patricia, two sons - Charles and Randall and a sister Beverly Spencer. Janice was a sweet gal. Services will be Friday Feb. 29 in the Becker Funeral Home Chapel, 1:30pm. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.On line guest book at: <www.beckerfuneral.com>
Also passing Feb. 26, Audrey P. (Murphee) Best, 91, of Lawton. Mrs. Best is mom to our classmates Rae Ann (Best) McDonald, Ronald Paul Best, and Wesley P. Best. Services for Mrs. Best will be Friday Feb. 29 at Liberty Heights Christian church here in Lawton, 2:00pm. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.An on line guest book is at: <www.grayfuneral.com>
I received an update this morn on '59 classmate Jim Strickland from his sister-in-law Kay:
I am writing to give you an update on Jim Strickland. He had four bypasses on Monday. He is very critically ill. He is not able to have company. The family is up there along with many friends. His home is in Frederick and he has always driven the Frederick Bomber at all football games. Monday was Jim Strickland Spirit Day. All Jr. High and High School students and teachers wore red in his honor. So you can imagine the sea of red we had at the hospital. We are asking for your continued prayers for Jim. Kay
Hate to be the bearer of so much sad news, but thought all would want to know. Regards........Georgia