Sunday, August 23, 2009

......LHS News......
Originally sent August 19

Sorry to once again have losses.....
Randolph 'Randy' Stephen Specht, 57, of Edmond, passed August 17. Randy was valedictorian of his LHS class and National Merit Semifinalist (not sure year he graduated). Attended OSU and received law degree from Oklahoma University College of Law. He is survived by wife Renee (Lobodinski); a son and a daughter.
Service will be 2:30pm on Thursday August 20, New Covenant United Methodist church of Edmond.
On line guest book at: <>

Also, M/Sgt. Retired Jimmy Dale Bennett, 74, of Lawton. Jimmy passed on July 21 and was buried July 24 with full military honors at the Ft. Sill National Cemetery. Jimmy was not an LHS grad but he is brother of '59 classmate Tommy Bennett; '61 classmate Roy Don Bennett; sister to '62 classmate Kay (Bennett) Ray; also sisters Bobbie Joyce Owens and Letha Mullins.
Extended obit and guest book at: <>

And, Velma (Nagel) Brown of Mustang, OK. Velma passed on August 14 from complications of cancer. Velma is survived by her husband of 52 years, Doyle; a daughter and 4 sons.Velma was LHS class '52.
Online obit and guestbook at:

Jerry Houghton, hubby of '59 classmate Joan (Lee), is home & recovering nicely from shoulder surgery a few days ago.

Dee Givens, class '55 and hubby of '59 classmate Babs (Yarmuk), is doing well, recovering from recent open heart surgery - repair of a valve!

Another 'golden 50th', this time Opal (Wiley), LHS '52, and Ronnie Thurman! Major congrats guys!

I am hearing from a lot of LHS grads....this past week, several great emails with a lot of 'memories' from '49 grad Murdoch Matthew. Going to be passing along some of his memories but here is an update on Murdoch......
"I've been wondering about old classmates. I graduated LHS in 1949. I had worked at KSWO radio in high school, and joined Channel 7 for three years after it went on the air in 1953. I did the afternoon "Kids Corner" program in 1954 and 1955, live and in black and white. This was before color and video tape recording. I moved to Enid and KGWA radio in 1956, which station was owned by the same people as KSWO. I got into publishing in the 60s and retired in 2001 from Random House Childrens Books in New York City where I was a copy editor. Now involved with Democratic politics in Queens, where I've lived since 1990. I wrote [Lawton Constitution] a letter when my old journalism teacher, Vanita Lee, died at age 104, but don't know if they printed it. I've made a life's living from what Miss Lee taught us."

LHS Classes or '49, '50, '51, '52 Annual Reunion Dinner, Saturday, September 26, 2009, The Event, 1001 SW A in Lawton. Social hour beginning at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm.Hors d'oeuvre catered by classmates; BBQ brisket dinner. Cost $18.00 per person. Paid reservations must be received by September 12. Late fee of $5.00 per person after that date.
Mail your remittance asap to:Jo Riley, 224 NW Northwood Avenue, Lawton, OK 73507For info: (580)357-7157; or, (559)718-6735.
*Western attire optional; casual definitely!

Class of '59 - 50th Reunion set for October 2-3 is moving along nicely. Reservations are brisk and remember deadline is Sept. 5. If you need information or reservation form, email me!

NOTE: I have placed a new 'feature' on the Wolvernet blog. Directly under the Alma Mater on right hand side. It is LHS Reunions (that I am aware of). Contact person for particular class is given.

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

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