Thursday, March 19, 2009

......LHS News......
Originally sent March 15

So sorry to report the passing of Shirley Wooley, 91, of Lawton. Mrs. Wooley passed on March 11 and services were March 13 in Lawton. Shirley is mom to Don Wooley, class '64; also a daughter Patricia and a daughter Kathy.
Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Wooleys are personal friends of mine and Bill and Mrs. Wooley was a remarkable lady. Born in Nebraska, moved to Minnesota and graduated high school there, hitch-hiked with a girl friend to S. Dakota, camped out, toured the area and monument, went home. WWll started & she went to CA and worked as a real 'Rosie the Riveter', making planes for our troops and helping the war effort. There she met her future hubby Frank Wooley who was from eastern Oklahoma & came to be in Lawton where they owned and operated the Armadillo Pawn Shop. Many more stories ensued. So sorry for her passing, she will be missed by a lot of people.
Guest book at: <>

Classmates......Hope you will join me & keep Ed Harp, class '54, in your prayers. He is scheduled to have an aortic heart valve replacement and one bypass this next Tuesday. Ed says this is pretty much same as Barbara Bush just had.
Wishing Ed all the best.

And also remember Tommye (Boudreaux) Hobbs, class '52, she is having knee replaced next week. The better to kick Ray!!!!! haha! Just kidding! Rays a great guy!

Good news from '59 classmate Jerry (Sasser) Childs who thanks everyone for the prayers while hubby Ron has been undergoing chemo treatments. He is still under care but much better.They are currently in Sri Lanka with kids and grand kids and sent the great pix above. Jerry on left, Ron on right, and one of the grand kids in between.

Had opportunity last week to visit briefly with Don Hall.

And, ran into Linden Riley and wife Jo lunching at Burgess! Such nice people, always very pleasant to visit with...!
I know....not good grammar!

Heads-up: Speaking of Linden and Jo.....'their' class(es) are busy putting together their annual get together. Here's what I have received so you can mark your calendar: Saturday September 26, 2009. LHS classes '49-'50-'51-'52 will meet at 'The Event', 1001 SW A in Lawton for a 'Western BBQ Dinner'. Gee Haw! 6:00pm social hour; 7:00pm dinner. Hors d'oeuvres will be catered by classmates and dinner will be catered by 'The Event', featuring brisket, potato salad, baked beans...etc.
Only $18.00 per person, reservation due by Sept. 12. So...polish up yer boots & dust off yer hat - western or country attire optional; casual definitely!
For more information contact: Jo Riley, 224 NW Northwood Avenue, Lawton, Ok 73507.(580) 357-7157; email: or contact Tommye Hobbs, 305 N. Granada, Madera, CA 93637; (559) 718-6735; email:

Yvonne (Anderson) Coombs had computer problems so she sent this to Kay (Kimball) Scott, who sent it to moi......this 'news' and great picture above:
"The photo is of Glen Thomason, class of 56, on his cabin cruiser on the Potomac River . He has the greatest retirement of anyone I know. He lives in a waterfront home on the Potomac about 15 miles from Montross, VA where he does a lot of fishing, crabbing, and has an oyster farm. He wrote that he is in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and his group was on standby status to help out the Coast Guard during the Inauguration. The Coast Guard was occupied with guarding the Potomac River and bridges for security."
I think we should all go visit Glen!

Mostly GOOD news for a change! .........regards.......Georgia

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