Originally sent Feb. 26
Very sorry to report the passing of Johnny E. 'Hendu' Henderson, 62, of Lawton. Johnny passed on Feb. 22 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Johnny is a '66 grad of LHS where he excelled at sports. After graduation he played softball for many years for several teams in the Lawton area. Johnny is survived by his wife Deanna L. (Dexter); two sons, Paul and Timothy; his mom; numerous other family.
Visitation will be Friday evening 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. Services will be at 2:00pm, Saturday, February 27, at Immanuel Baptist Church. Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Extended obit and guest book at <www.grayfuneral.com>
Our dear friend and '52 classmate Dee Glass, has been taking treatment for bladder cancer and now has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Not sure on treatment procedure at this time.Her husband, Hugh, has been in hospital last couple of months & will be moved this week-end to another carefacility. Please join me in keeping Dee and Hugh and their family in your prayers. I know a card or note of encouragement would be appreciated. Dee/Hugh Glass, 4 NW 55th, Lawton, OK 73505; (580) 357-2371.
And, I apologize I did not get this news out sooner. It was a forward & I do not have Janets email to ask about Connie. We certainly hope things are going well. "My daughter, Connie (Zumwalt) Mathis graduated from LHS in the Class of 77 (hope I have the right year - my memory is fading but am pretty sure that is correct). She was on the drill team and pretty active in other school activities. She has just been diagnosed with serious cancer problems and will be undergoing chemo for the next several months. She lives in the Dallas area (near Hillsboro). I thought some of her classmates may be interested in keeping up with her. I graduated in the Class of 53 so enjoy hearing about those classmates in that era. Thanks, Janet"
Gene and Janet (Tague) Copeland
From the email bag:
Doyce Grayson, class '56, is asking ALL grads of '56 to try & make the ALL class reunion on March 27. He wants to have a meeting to start planning on class '56 - 55 year reunion! OK '56 er's...the gauntlet is down!
Deadline for this reunion is March 12. Details at the WolverNet blog: right HERE! Right hand side of page.
Luther Green, class '57, has been slaying the BIG ones at Falcon Lake in Texas and he has pictures to prove it. (see above). For you fishermen/women.....the Bass in the picture went 10# 4oz; Luther says they caught 12 that went 8# or better in just 2 days! He said George Glasby was baiting up & heading that way! Bet others will too! Lobina grande!~
"Georgia, I saw your write up about Charley Haselwander. I met Charley in 1956 when we were both working at the Fort Sill bowling alley setting pins. We worked together there until they got automatic pin setters, I think it was 1959. Charley was definitely one of a kind. Ray Hatchet, the manager of the bowling alley was always giving Charley grief about something or another, but Charley always had a comeback for him. But then again, Ray Hatchet was always complaining about his pin setters."
David Dom, class '58
.... "I enjoy your info, comments, opinions, etc. Keep up the good work. We have a good representation of LHS grads here in Dallas. Such as: Dr. Sam T. Hamra, Donnie Gaskins, Dee Givens, Nancy (Klass) Medlock, and Bob Spradlin to name a few from the old school and yours truly.
Ron K. Jones (Ronny) ha! Class '55 (Wow...has it been that long)????"
....."Talking about Wayne's hold on people. My daughter graduated from Ike High School in 1987. It was either 2008 or 2009, she heard Wayne's was selling T Shirts with the Wayne's Logo. She asked me to get her one when I went to Lawton the next time. I did so about 2 weeks later after her request and she was happy as a clam over the garment."
Love of Wayne's has NO school boundaries....BUT...'back in the day'...LHS was only one! Go Wolverines!
'59 classmate Phil Wilder gave me a land line Thursday from CO. Have known Phil a really long time!!!! His dad made the wedding cake when Bill & I married in 1965. Bill Wilder was a master baker (Johnson's Bakery) and a very nice person. As was Phils mom Thelma! Loved them both. Had a great visit about lots of things, lots of people in common. Always great to talk with friends of long acquaintance.
Just so you know they are still around, I try to mention from time to time some who have emailed....recently.....Sara Beth (Merritt) Coughlin; Marilyn (Gordon) Smith; Preston McPhail; Barbara (Ramey) Wiseman; Mike Johnson; Mitch Braley; Tommye Lynn (Powers) Johnson; Frankie (Ingraham) Kinderman; Dan Glascock; Yes, my email is 'busy'. But always great to hear from classmates!
Geneva says reservations are slllooooowwwww for the ALL LHS class reunion on March 27. If you are planning to be there, please let Geneva or WynnAnn know and get your money in..... email them for info! firstname.lastname@example.org or Wynnann@att.net
That's it for now.........Georgia