Originally sent Feb. 13
Sadly we have lost several classmate Moms this week.....
Lela (Barnett) Stephens McDonald, 92, of Lawton, passed on Feb. 8 at a local care center. Mrs. McDonald is the mother of Chlorica (Stephens) Warkentin Farmer, class '57. The family will receive friends at Becker Funeral Home on Sunday Feb. 14, 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Family grave side services will immediately follow at Letitia Cemetery, east of Lawton.Extended obit and guest book at <www.beckerfuneral.com>
Also, Grace D. (Taylor) Couch Estes, 97, of Glen Carbon, IL. Mrs Estes is the mother of Jimmy D. Couch, class '55. Mrs. Estes passed on Feb. 7. In addition to Jimmy Don, she has a daughter, Priscilla J. 'PJ' Estes. Funeral services will be in Lawton at 10:00am on Monday, Feb. 15 at the Frontier Chapel at Ft. Sill. Burial will follow at Ft. Sill Post Cemetery.
And, Opal P. (Weaver) White, 92, of Lawton. Opal passed on Feb. 8. She is mom to Sherry (White) Hayes of Altus, class '58; also a son, Wayne R. White who was class '55. (Wayne is deceased). I attended church with Ross and Opal White many years. They were lovely people. Ross passed in 1999.Services will be 10:30am on Monday Feb. 15, Northwest church of Christ with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Extended obit and guest book at: <www.beckerfuneral.com>
From the eMail bag:
My sister-in-law Lugene Mushrush asked me to let people know she is really enjoying the emails and other cards and calls she has been receiving. Lugene is currently at home and continues to 'stay strong'. Always in a good mood despite serious health problems which beset her. Very positive attitude!
"It was interesting hearing about the book 'All Staunch and True: the story of Lawton football from 1902 - 1950' by Dr. O.L. Parsons. Dr. Parsons was the coach on the Washington Elementary football team I played on. He lived down the block and around the corner from me - I think on the northeast corner of 9th and Dearborn. I remember him with respect and fondness for the work he did with our team. He even chartered a bus (my Dad drove it) and took the team to an O.U. football game at the end of our season. What a thrill for a kid that age to be watching Bud Wilkinson coach the likes of Buck McPhail and others.
I still remember that trip. Dr. Parsons' son Mike was our quarterback and Eddie Newcombe was also a member of the team. We had a good season the year I played on that team, however we lost the championship in a very close game to Whittier. I have some very nice memories thanks to a person who committed himself to work with and teach kids some important lessons in life. I coached youth football later on in my life and I always tried to live up to the example he set for me."
Dean Henderson, class '57
Don't forget the 2nd Annual All LHS Classes Reunion coming up March 27. Reservation deadline is March 12! Just around the corner. ALL LHS classmates invited regardless of year! Details and contact info are posted on the WolverNet blog: right here....on the right>
FYI: The Wichita Mountains Quilt Guild, Inc., is hosting a quilt auction on Thursday Feb. 25 at the Great Plains Tech School (bldg 100 - auditorium) here in Lawton. This auction is to raise monies to replace stolen property that the Guild uses for its out-reach activities, charity quilt projects, and their biennial quilt show.Preview is at 6:30pm; bidding starts at 7:00pm. Cash or checks only, no cost to attend or bid. Several LHS classmates are Guild members. Additional info through the Leslie Powell Gallery.
I was so surprised on Friday afternoon.....my sweetie Bill had a 'singing Valentine' delivered to me at our home. First singing anything I have received! My niece - Tara Gill - with the great voice (our opinion), works with other LHS chorus members to do these type things. They use it as a fund raiser for competitions and music trips. Several showed up, all looking snazzy in their red gowns with 'L' logo. Of course, even more special being LHS er's!!! They carry their little mini-cd player with music and Tara actually sang me a solo. It was beautiful!!!! They delivered Valentines all day Friday. (photo above).
btw....Tara is one in the middle and I apologize I do not have names of the others! Aren't they great looking kids! Tara will be LHS class 2011. LHS and time marches on!
Hope your Valentines Day is full of music. Georgia