Originally sent Dec. 22
I am sorry to report the passing of Lois Jean (Thompson) Hinman, 65, of Lawton. Lois passed on Dec. 20, after a lengthy illness. Lois was a '62 grad of LHS and attended Cameron. She is survived by husband Robert; daughter Lana.
Services will be at 2:00pm, Wednesday Dec. 23, First Christian church, burial in Highland Cemetery.
Extended obit and guest book at: www.beckerfuneral.com
So sorry for this familys loss.
I had a chance meeting earlier this evening with Jerry Orr. Jerry is married to Jean (Shanklin). He told me Jean suffered a seizure about 9 days ago, her heart stopped. She was revived by paramedics, but some loss of oxygen to her brain was sustained (amount of time not known). She has been in a coma since then & is in ICU at Memorial Hosp here in Lawton. He said the prognosis was not particularly good and asked for any who would to please include Jean in their prayers. And remember Jerry too. This is very difficult for him.
Jean has a twin sister Jane, LHS grads but do not know year. Also, brothers Jack, Bob, Jerry. A brother Bill and a sister Judy are deceased. All LHS grads.
And, we would also appreciate your prayers on behalf of my Bills sister - Lugene (Williams) Mushrush. She has a very serious chronic lung condition and was admitted to a hospital in Houston earlier this evening. She is in ICU also.
Earl Barton & Marilyn are with daughter in VA and report some 20" of snow!!!! Kay (Pavillard) and Jerry Otis send pictures of new triplet grandkids out in first snow of great depth......and our daughter Leslie in Boston area sends pictures of new puppy out in first snow! Kay (Crossland) sent snow pictures also from her kids areas. Beautiful snow....especially when its somewhere else!
Charles Ellenbrooks' monthly article in the Lawton Constitution today - Dec. 22 - is a great article/interview with 86 year old Arlie Wood. Wood reminisces about the days when his father helped build the road up Mt. Scott and 'hard time' Christmases of the '30's. Great read. Page 1B.
Note: Arlie Wood attended Lincoln School, dropped out of LHS in 1941 to try and get into the Army. He later received his GED and recently on his 86th bday received a diploma from LHS.
Do you know.....'Rudolph the RED nosed Reindeer' is 60 years old this Christmas! Younger folks may not know the name Gene Autry, but it was Autrys writing and recording that made Rudolph famous and Autrys' remains the most popular rendition of the song. Along with Autrys recording of 'Here Comes Santa Claus'....Autry was dubbed the "Christmas Cowboy". Happy Birthday Rudy and thank you Gene Aurty! Listen and/or sing along with Gene at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLf0DDt3Xiw&feature=related
I personally believe global warming is a hoax, but some are genuinely concerned. With all the media coverage, a picture is still worth a 1,000 words and I thought a picture of global warming protestors would be of interest. (above).
Next few days but will busy for all. I hope you have a wonderful holiday of family and love! I have 23 coming for Christmas dinner Friday! Everyone brings tasty morsels, so works well. Needless to say, I will not be on computer much, so try not to do anything 'newsworthy'.
I want to wish all my classmates and friends a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Georgia