Originally sent March 23
So sorry to report yet another loss.....'59 classmate James Lewis "Jim" Strickland, 68, passed away on Thursday March 20. Jim had a very serious heart attack several weeks ago, eventually had bypass surgery, and sadly just never recovered. Jim married Judy Cole in 1963 and he lived in Frederick & operated Frederick Auto Trim & Upholstery for over 40 years. He was a longtime member of the Frederick Quarterback Club and was very active in their activities. Jim is survived by two daughters - Tama and Kimi; brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Kay (Holsey) Strickland; sister Ella and brother-in-law Bill Burch; sister Reba and brother-in-law Larry Noble. Jerry & Kay, Reba, and Ella - all LHS grads.Services will be this Monday, March 24, at the Frederick Bomber Bowl Football Stadium in Frederick at 2:00pm.Friends are invited to call Sunday 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Gray Gish Funeral Home Chapel in Frederick. An online guest book is at: <www.graygishfuneral.com>
Great to hear from classmates & I had numerous responses after the last news....enjoyed email notes from Don Yancy, Mike Wyant, Jovita Weeks, Barbara (Ramey) Wiseman...and sharing some below.
Had this great email from '59 classmate Stephanie (Lester), along with picture and she told me to share:
Georgia! Things are looking real good health wise and wanted to send you a photo of me in The Pilates Studio/New York City. Whoever is coming to NYC and wants a free Pilates session...my cell is 917-402-6314. This offer is only for LHS grads!! Big Hug - Stephanie
'56 grad Mike Keeran sent me his new email address along with these great comments:
"I grew up in Lawton and graduated from LHS in 1956. I was editor of the Tatler and during my two years at Cameron. I was also editor of that paper as well. I was planning to be a sports writer but somewhere along the way that got derailed and I went to medical school graduating from OU Med School in 1963. I practiced Dermatology in Little Rock, AR, from 1070 until 2005. In order to be nearer some of my grandchildren I moved to Atlanta in 2006 where I now live.Since both my parents died in the early '90's I no longer visit Lawton and I miss seeing it. Your letter never fails to bring back memories. Please keep me on your list!Yours, Mike Keeran, LHS Class 1956
PS- In high school I was known as Mr. Peepers, a name I haven't heard in years."
Got a great email from Roy House, class '61. Will share in next news.