Sunday, July 27, 2008

......LHS News......
Originally sent July 27

I did learn that Al Terrill has pneumonia and remains (Sunday) in ICU and company is NOT allowed at this time.

Funeral service for former Lawton resident, William “Bill” H. Reed, 97, of Amarillo, Texas will be at 2:00pm, Tuesday, July 29, at the University Church of Christ in Lawton. Mr. Reed died on Friday, July 25, 2008 in Amarillo, TX.
Mr. Reed is father of Paula (Reed) Arvit - class '57 - son-in-law Paul, and daughter Mary (Reed) Harper - maybe class '65?, and her husband Loran.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. A special visitation will be held for family and friends from 6:00 - 8:00pm Monday, July 28, at the funeral home.
On line obit and guest book at: < >

Also the passing of Wynona G. Prestage, 79, of Tulsa. Mrs. Prestage passed away on Thursday, July 24 in Tulsa. She was born in Cache and was a graduate of LHS although does not give year. From age, would be in 1940's?
She is survived by a son Gary in Tulsa and a daughter Debra of Omaha, NE.
There will be a grave side service 10:00am on Monday July 28 at the Cache Cemetery in Cache and a memorial service at 10:00am Tuesday July 29 at Moore's Southlawn Chapel in Tulsa.

This from Carlana (Fitch) Murray on Saturday......"Just a quick note to let you know that Mike is now at home recovering (slowly) but it is encouraging to see a little progress each day! Now it is just a matter of gaining strength and "living right!" (No fried foods --I fully expect to see the value of McDonald's "sausage biscuit" stock go down drastically in the near future!)
Seriously, we both need to make changes in our lifestyle and this has opened our eyes to the urgency of doing so! Thanks to so many who have written and have assured us of their continued prayer; it means to very much to both of us.
So sorry to hear about Al; we were all neighbors in Meadowbrook addition many years ago and our children were in Western Hills elementary school together. Enjoyed working with Al and Kay in various PTA projects through the years.......Carlana"

I had opportunity to visit with Marilyn Celeste Morris - class '56 - on Saturday afternoon at her book signing in Lawton. (pix on right) Marilyn was doing great & autographed a book for me about her life as an 'army brat'. I look forward to reading it soon. Marilyn had quite a number looking at her books including good friend Sue (Chalk) Briggs - class '64 - while I was there! Marilyn was staying with former classmates while in Lawton and having a great time.

Unfortunately my Bill became ill late Saturday afternoon and we had to cancel plans for Saturday night reunion event! I know it was another great event and hopefully there will be pictures to prove it!! I will send some of the Friday night pictures in next 'news'.

Recently several '59 girls who have been friends from first grade on (2-3 of us before first grade), all Washington School classmates, Bluebirds, Campfire girls, etc. (pix below) We met in OKC for a couple of days to visit, recall the 'good-ol-days, and really had a great time. Babs (Yarmuk) Givens came from Dallas area; Nancy (Joyner) McKinnis lives in Edmond; Alice (Aurell) Choice came the farthest - from Denver; and from Lawton...Suzanne (Jones) Crawford, Marilyn (Lewis) Smith, and yours truly!
There were pictures of kids, grandkids, and Nancy brought a wonderful scrapbook that her mother kept of our Bluebird and Campfire exploits! (Mrs. J. she was our fearless-leader).
We also worked in some major culture as we toured the exhibit at he Oklahoma City Museum of Art: 'Roman Art from the Louvre'. Wonderful exhibit as was the permanent Chihuly glass exhibit we also toured. The Museum features a cafe where we enjoyed a delicious lunch and we had a great dinner in Bricktown on the river at Nonnas Friday evening. After dinner we took the riverboat ride which is another fun and enjoyable thing to do. Very pleasant in the evening after sunset. Saw the latest in the bronze sculpture pieces being added to the 'Land Run' series along the river. VERY impressive! Highly recommend it.

Saturday morn we managed to work in a tiny bit of breakfast, local produce markets, another great lunch, more visiting!!!!! Our hope is to do it again! Best part is being with long time and dear friends. (pictures at right: Marilyn Celeste Morris at her book signing; seated: left Alice Choice; right: Marilyn Smith; Standing left to right: Babs Givens, Suzanne Crawford, Georgia, Nancy McKinnis)

Keeping those with loss and health issues in my prayers....hope all will join me. Georgia

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