Thursday, April 30, 2009

......LHS News......
Originally sent April 27

Sorry to report the loss of yet another '59 classmate.This was in last Saturday Lawton paper.....passing of Garry D. Rollins, 67, of Borrego Springs, CA. (pix at right)Gary passed on March 30 and a memorial service will be held May 9 at his home in CA.
The obit says Garry was a '59 grad of LHS but I cannot find his name on the graduation roster or in the yearbooks of '58 or '59. He joined the Navy so he may have enlisted before graduation. He is survived by wife Debbie, two sons; four brothers and a sister & his mom Ruby, still of Lawton.

Numerous emails from those who attended the All Class reunion. Some to Geneva, some to me.This is my fav sent to Geneva......
[excerpt]...."Geneva: Thanks so very much for pulling together the class reunion. All of us had a blast. It was so much fun seeing every one. I didn't think anyone would know that many of other classes. Thanks again for a wonderful time. I stole some rocks from the Wichita MTs, scared Pat to Death. She just knew we would get arrested and fined. I just had to have a few. It is funny where we live, it appears our rocks look like the rocks in OK."

Shall remain anonymous...just in case authorities are looking for HER. haha!!!

I appreciate Preston McPhail sending me the pictures he took. They are also posted on the blog.

Speaking of the reunion....I had a nice visit with Lexa (Carden). She is sister to our '59 classmate Lance Carden. I don't think I am speaking out of school here to pass along that Lance is getting married in August. His first wife passed. Wishing Lance all the best and hope he will be joining us for our 50th in October!!!!

Also enjoyed visiting with Keith Givens. Keith lives in Wichita Falls and is cousin to our '59 classmate Rex Givens and Dee Givens - husband of Babs.

Ron Hagler was doing some research and ran across a map showing the outbreaks of the Swine flu around the world. If interested take a look.,-45&spn=92.320899,188.085938&z=2&source=embed

I know we have some classmates currently vacationing in Mexico...hope all goes well with them. Also classmates in Ireland and Rome. Maybe get some pics later?

'59 classmate Babs (Yarmuk) Givens was up from Texas last week and several of us got together at ABC for a lunch and several hour visit! Most enjoyable. Babs' darling daughter Janice joined us & visited a while before duty called and she had to return to her real estate job! Joining '59'ers, Gwen Phelps, Kay Strickland, Johnna Parks and myself was Donna (Aust) Littlefield, '62 and coming through & stopping for visits, Beth (Faulkner) Garrett, '61 and Sally Beth (Bassel) Wiseman, also '59 & her sister Patricia, '67.

I had opportunity last few days to visit (via phone) with '59 classmates Barbara (Robertson) Stanko in MI and Jack Atkins in TX. Great to visit with them. They are hoping to be at the reunion this October and 'we' hope so too!
Things been a hoppin in the 'home town'! Georgia

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