Monday, November 24, 2008

......LHS News......
Originally sent Nov. 23

I am so very saddened to report the passing of Derrell G. Andrus, 77, of Lawton. Derrell is a LHS grad, class 1950. Derrell was a pharmacist (graduated SWS in 1954) and a long time personal friend as he worked with my Bill many years at the Earl Drug downtown before taking Earl Drug South in 1963.
Derrell was a great guy and will be missed by so many. Derrell passed on Nov. 18 after complications from an appendectomy. He is survived by his wife Anne, son Shawn & wife Jamie. He was proceeded in death by a son Guy Andrus.
Service will be Monday, Nov. 24, at Lawton Heights United Methodist church, 2:00pm. Burial at Highland Cemetery.
There is an on line guest book at: <>

'59 classmate Larry Waller and wife Donna (Bridges)...well, actually Donna sent the picture of a frequent visitor to their home in Lake City, CO. She says he will come up & try to eat out of your hand! Beautiful!

Want to mention again, Ed Harp, class '54, has a great newsletter (once a month) with all kinds of info on '54 classmates. Anyone who is interested can receive his newsletter! Just email Ed at: and ask to be added to his list. We sometimes share info but Ed gets a lot of comments from '54-ers that I don't get or repeat! His recent November newsletter was most informative!

Plans for class 1959 50th year reunion - Oct. 2-3, 2009 - are coming along! Those who are working to put it together have 'adjourned' until end of January! Meanwhile, if you know whereabouts of a '59 grad, please pass info along to me AND Carlana (Fitch) Murray who will be coordinating all the classmate contact info!

I want to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Georgia

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