Originally sent Dec. 17
Sorry for loss of another classmate. Jerry Leon Peddy, 69, of Moore, OK. Jerry passed Dec. 15. Jerry was LHS class '57. He graduated from Cameron and OSU, was in the Navy, later joined Western Electric living in Saudi Arabia at one time. He is survived by wife Karen Sue, a daughter Karen, a half-sister Joyce Slekar.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow (Thurs. Dec. 18), 1:00pm, Southern Ridge church of Christ in Moore.
Church is located at 2237 SW 134th St., OKC (Moore).
Funeral services are under direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home of Moore, 120 S. Broadway.
Also, wanted to let all know of the passing of Imogene 'Jean' Hoskins, 86, of Lawton. She passed on Dec. 14. Imogene is a 1940 grad of LHS and is mother of our '59 classmate Larry Hoskins (wife Nancy) and another son Rick, class '61-62?, (wife Cathi), and several grand children.
Services will be this Thursday Dec. 18 at University church of Christ, 10:00am. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
An on line guest book is at: <www.grayfuneral.com>
So enjoyed & appreciate the emails I've received last couple days ...I hope they won't mind if I share.....
Hi Georgia, Also I'm proud to announce that my 40-year old son and his wife (35) had their first baby on November 7, a little girl named "Leyla Catherine Davis", and because this is their first their whole world has been pleasantly turned upside down. My other two grands are 10 and 12, so we have a brand new baby angel for Christmas. Please share, and I wish you and Bill and your family a very blessed Christmas and happy new year. Claudia [(Looney) Davis, class '59]
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR BILL AND GEORGIA from Ralph and Jackie Purvis in San Antonio. Also extend the same greetings to all Wolverines and Lawtonians as we have so much to be thankful this season as always. We are all blessed to have a great family. Just got out the hospital with a severe case of pneumonia, for a week, that came on overnight, called a new term "Community Pneumonia" and went away as fast. They were ready to give me final taps, but this ole trooper, said not so fast and bounced back. The Dr's continue to shake their heads. So I want all to take a moment and give thanks for each of our blessings and what a great family we have in each other. A big thanks to you for all your efforts in keeping all of us informed. Was great hearing about Knif and I wonder where his brother is these days. Bill I remember the holidays when we used to slay the black crappie over the well at the dam! Was so cold the lines froze in the eyelets, ice on the walk and the coffee hot at the dam cafe at Hennesseys. Damn, good ole days and memories. Have a great holiday season and GO SOONERS GO, damn I am proud of our boys!
Love Ralph and Jackie "2008" [Ralph is class '52]"
.....you are the chestnuts by my fire. thanks again for the stirring notes."
Dick [Densley, class '59]
Want to take this opportunity to say "thanks" for the newsletter. I know it takes a lot of work. Have been traveling a lot. Greece this summer. NYC for thanksgiving. Sat five seats away from Hilliary and her semibeautiful daughter. Got back from Cancun last night. Hope all is well with you and Bill and that all of my young old classmates have a blessed and happy Christmas!
Dan [Glascock, class '59]
Also greetings from Randy Parker, Jovita (Reinwand) Weeks, Ed Adams, all class '59; Mike Lehew, class '68, and Ronny Jones, class '55.
Frankie (Ingraham) Kinderman in sunny....'er snowy, CA.......she lives at Lake Arrowhead....says...."Thanks for the news. I just watched the huge plow go by and berm us in. At least I can drive to the Village and get the mail...maybe. I think we are at that age where we don't thrill when it snows several feet deep anymore."
Weather has warmed slightly in the home town...... Be glad when this series of arctic blasts' is over. HO! HO! HO! to all.......Georgia