Friday, July 17, 2009

......LHS News......
Originally sent July 10

I received word this afternoon that Richard Michael 'Mike' Wilkerson, 74, of Lawton passed this morning, July 9. He is husband of Joey (Johnston), class '53, and brother-in-law of '59 classmate Janey Scott. Mike is class '53. There are no details on funeral as yet but will be under direction of Ritter Gray.
Guest book at: <>

Also received word of the passing of Charles William Becker, 62, of Sterling. Charles passed July 5. He was LHS class of '65, attended Cameron, and went on to teach at Central Jr. High. He also worked for Halliburton and MAPCO.He is survived by three sons, Don, Jay, and Raymond; two grandchildren; a cousin Jim Corrales, class '64.
A memorial service will be held this Saturday July 11at the Holy City in the Wichita Mtns. 7:00pm.
An extended obit and guestbook at: <>

Sorry also to report the passing of Lucille M. 'Lucy' Davis, 89, of Lawton. She passed July 1. Lucy was originally from Chickasha but moved to Lawton with husband Randall Davis & co-owned and operated the Davis Shoe Store from 1936 - 1970. I remember Lucy well as in later years she ran the shoe department at the Parisian at Cache Road Sq. She is also mom of LHS classmates, Leslie Davis, class '57 (deceased) and Rosa Mae (Davis) McFarland of Norman, class '56. Services were in Lawton July 6.
On line guest book at: <>

Well, I guess Wade Harrison wins the prize for having changed the least! Many recognized Wade from the 'who is it' picture I posted in last news. Those commenting..."it's WADE"...included Larry Ray, Ernest Godlove, Karen (Choney) Culloty, Pat (Sheppard) Holcomb, Sam Joyner, Suzy (Gill) Salas, Ernest Godlove, Reddy Johnson.....Ben Ansley had the funniest comment...."looks like Wade with all the wrinkles ironed out."
Good to hear from all of you. Obviously the picture is in grade school, not sure the year, but Wade is a Washington School alumn.

Had great email 'hi' from Reddy Johnson. Reddy is a professor at the University of Maryland (Japanese literature and Buddhism), but says she is going to retire from the teaching part soon. She stays in touch with several Lawton friends and classmates. Great to hear from her.

Folks, I have a back-log of great LHS/classmate pictures. Don't despair! Coming soon!

Pat Holcomb joins those who have new parts. Pat recently had knee replaced and says it's "going great".

Charles Darling is also recovering from recent back surgery and doing great!

Suzy (Gill) Salas is home re-cooping from a knee procedure, also doing well.

Glad Ed Harp is back with his great 'Golden Wolverine' newsletter - aimed at class '54 - but with other news too! If you want Ed's newsletter, email him at:
In fact, in some back & forth with Ed today, got a great picture of Phil Carson and Claude Cox. I don't know Claude too well, but I grew up going to church with Phil. (yes, he is MUCH older). Good to hear they are both doing well.
Note the picture (below).....relaxing looking over a LHS Lore! Doesn't get any better than that!!! Well, maybe?

Reminder: LHS class 1964 reunion July 17-18.Friday is a Roll-Out-the-Carpet-Social at the VFW Post 5263, 8:00pm to 12 midnight!Saturday is an Alumni Mixer at Mike's Sports Grill, 517 E. Gore, 7:00pm to 12 midnight! Cost is $35 per person sent to Shirley (Stanley) Hedrick, 243 Fox Fire Road, Lawton, Ok 73507;

Guys...the home town is HOT!!! 106 today, said heat index put us at 113. felt worse! Whew! Come on snow!

Regards to all.........Georgia

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