Originally sent Nov. 29
I am so sorry to once again have to report the loss of classmates and LHS alumn. But....I know people do want to know...
Received an email on Friday from Eric Choney to let me know his brother Erroll Choney, 69, passed on Thursday evening, Nov. 27.
(obit is in Saturday Lawton paper). Choney had been battling cancer for a while and I saw him not all that long ago. I am sorry I did not realize he had gotten bad again. I always called him just 'Choney', he was a great guy! He is class of '57.
He is survived by two sons, Mark & Chris and two daughters, Elizabeth and Ranay. Two sisters, '59 classmate Karen Culloty and Goldie Phillips; two brothers Eric and Cloyce.
Services will be this Monday, Dec. 1, at Cameron Baptist church, 10:00am. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.There will be a prayer service at 7:00pm Sunday Nov. 30 (tomorrow) at Comanche Nation Funeral Home, 2701 SW J in Lawton.
Donald Dean Wickens, 78, of Lawton also passed on Thursday. Donald attended Lincoln Elementary and graduated LHS. Do not know exact year. He is survived by wife Lois, daughter & son-in-law Judy & Billy Beville; a son Donald Dean Wickens, Jr.
Services will be Monday Dec. 1 at Becker Funeral Home Chapel, 1:00pm. Burial will be in Marlow.
Friends may call from 4:00pm - 6:00pm Sunday at the funeral home.
An online guest book is at: <www.beckerfuneral.com>
Also passing Marjorie E. 'Madge' (Messenger) Wade, 92, of Lawton. Madge grew up in Lawton and graduated LHS, not sure of year. She married 'Charley' Wade in 1939, he passed in 1995. She is survived by 10 sons and spouses, 3 daughters and spouses, 29 grandchildren, 10 great grand children.
Services will be this Monday Dec. 1 at Holy Family Catholic church in Lawton, 10:00am.
A wake service will be held at 7:00pm Sunday Nov. 30 (tomorrow) at the church.
An online guest book is at: <www.grayfuneral.com>
I know our sympathies are with those who have lost loved family members and we have lost classmates and friends.
Jerry (Sasser) asked me to pass along that her husband - Ron Childs - will be having surgery on Dec. 18 for removal of prostate and lymph nodes. Recent tests indicate some cancer. She asks for your prayers on his behalf and those who will be treating him.
Class of '59......for those who are working on locating classmates....please send any info you have/find to Carlana (Fitch) Murray....and her email is <email@example.com>
We will be meeting again in late January - date tba.
Action is currently taking place with hopes that a 93 mile section of highway - which includes parts of Oklahoma 115, 58, 49, and 19 - will be approved and included for the National Scenic Byways Program. These highways go out through the Wichita Mtns., Medicine Park, and surrounding area. Sites along the 'way' would include historic cobblestone buildings in the Meers and Saddle Mountain area, historical artifacts of Quanah Parker, various museums dedicated to Native American and military history as well as the refuge itself. See pix below taken on 115 north of Meers. Note windmills at top. Beautiful area, hope it happens!
Recovering from 'ate-too-much' Thursday and black Friday!
Regards to all.........Georgia