Originally sent May 28
I am so sorry to report the passing of Margaret J. Densley, 92, of Gig Harbor, WA. Mrs. Densley passed away in her sleep on Friday May 23. Margaret is the mother of '59 classmate Richard "Dick" Densley. Also, son James and daughter Barbara; a brother, Richard, 4 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Richard says his mom was also known as "WOW", "Mumsy", and "Grandma Great. "Mrs. Densley was an army wife, dedicated to her husband (Hilton Densley, Lt. Col., US Army ret), her children and her country. She was the district leader of the Girl Scouts and the chair of the Red Cross volunteers, as well as through many church callings. During the Viet Nam War, she met the wounded as they arrived at Madigan Army Hospital. For her dedicated labor she was presented the prestigious Clara Barton Award."
Grave-side service will be held at New Tacoma Cemetery, 10:30am Friday, May 30. Reception to follow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 10018 Far West Drive SW, Steilacoom. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Red Cross or the Girl Scouts.
Also passing, James P. Nisbett, 90, of Rogers, AR. Mr. Nisbitt passed away Wednesday May 21. Mr. Nisbett is father to '60 classmate Jim Nisbett. Mr. Nisbett retired after 30 years in the US Army. In addition to Jim, he is survived by his wife Aileen, children Lindel and Carolyn; a brother Robert; 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Grave side services with military honors were held this past Saturday in Rogers.< www.bentoncountryfuneralhome.com>
Update: Services for Col. (ret) Walter "Walt" Belland will be this Friday, May 30, at Holy Family Catholic church in Lawton, 10:00am. Burial with military honors will be in Post Cemetery at Fort Sill. Friends and family may call from 6:00 - 8:00pm on Thursday, May 29, at Becker Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of SW OKlahoma or to charity of donors choice. On line guest book at: < www.beckerfuneral.com>
Our sympathies are with these families at this difficult time.
Hi Georgia, you can't know how much fun it is to read the LHS News. Mike Wyant lived down the street and I have very fond memories of the Wyant family including his mother's opera music [on max volume]. Regarding Ella and Stella; well, I had a date with one of them around 1955. They were both great kids. Hope they are happy and healthy. Thanks for the news. Don Yancey - class '56.
Great email from Marilyn Morris:
I was surprised at my 70th birthday party held on April 19, at the home of my niece, Jessie Nunn, in Frisco TX. My daughter, Terri Bertrand, who lives in CA, plotted with my niece and others for weeks before the event. Emails were sent to friends and distant relatives, and if they couldn't attend, they sent cards or small gifts to my niece's house. My 88 year old mother flew in from San Antonio, as did my daughter, Terri.
My son Woody in Oregon couldn't make it, but he sent a good friend to represent him. I was certainly surprised when I walked through the door and a large crowd had gathered in the dining room behind a table with a huge cake on it, featuring a photo of myself as a 7 year old Whittier Elementary School second grader. Those present from LHS were Shirley Ford aka Sarita Harvey, Susan (Hankins) Ellington and her sister, Duffy Gilbert. Those who could not attend sent cards or gifts - Sue (Grimes) Ott, Barbara (Cunningham) Keyes, Norma (Curry) Gardner, Frankie (Ingraham) Kinderman, Charlotte (Magill) Tate, Gwen (Patterson) Carle and Jimmy and Glenda (Doan) Stanton.
Susan Ellington provided music from the 50's era and gave me some photos of LHS teenagers who look disgustingly skinny. I had a wonderful day and was certainly surprised. Special thanks to Susan and Duffy who drove down to the DFW area and brought so many memories with them with photos and music. Particularly touched that those "old" friends from LHS cared enough to wish me well even if they couldn't attend. For 70, we aren't doing too bad!!
Marilyn Morris -- LHS 1956
btw....Marilyn Celeste Morris has authored several books: Sabbath's Room; Once a Brat;: Diagnosis: Lupus: The Intimate Journal of a Lupus Patient; < www.publishamerica.com>The Women of Camp Sobingo -
Lots of news......more soon! Georgia