Wednesday, December 22, 2010

......LHS News.....
Originally sent December 13

Several have 'inquired' about not receiving any 'news' lately and I appreciate that you have missed it. Really hasn't been much news last few weeks and I've been busier than usual too!
Sadly, more losses to report....

Bobby A. Hunt, 79, of Lawton passed on December 6. He is LHS class '50 and is brother to classmates Dorothy Kensell; Nancy Herritt; brothers Billy Hunt and Johnny Hunt - both deceased.
Services were December 9 with burial at Ft Sill National Cemetery, Elgin.
Extended obit and guest book at:

She is survived by husband of 47 years, Don White in Austin, TX.

So very sorry to report the passing of Sharon Lynn (Stafford) Walker, 60, of Wichita Falls, TX. Sharon passed on Nov. 26 and services were in Lawton on November 29.
Sharon grew up in Lawton, worked here over 30 years before moving with her husband to Shawnee & then Wichita Falls. I grew up going to church with Sharon and her family. She was a lovely person. She is LHS class '68.
She is survived by husband Russell; daughters Sheri; Jennifer; brother Lindsey.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Rose Marie (Bowman) White. Rose passed on November 28. Rose had suffered from dementia for years and was just diagnosed with stomach cancer 3 weeks before she passed. She is LHS class '54. A memorial service was held in Amarillo, TX on December 3. Rose donated her body to Texas Tech medical research.
She is survived by husband of 47 years, Don White in Austin, TX.

And, Naomi Ilene (Gigoux) Scott, 94, Lawton. She passed on December 4 and services were December 7. She is mom to classmates Ronnie Scott; Joan (Scott) Boyles, '59; Carol (Scott) Hartline.
Extended obit and guest book at:

From the eMail bag:

David Whitwell, '55, has been elected into the California Music Education Association Hall of Fame. He as also recently created a new website, which can be seen at, where eventually some 50 of his books will be made available.
Note: great site.

Also, one of the novels by Marilyn Celeste Morris, '56, 'Once a Brat, Always a Brat' is now 'live' on

Lt. General (rtd) Randall Rigby has been elected to the board of directors of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the nations largest veteran's organization for active duty, National Guard, reserve, and former and retired military officers. I think Randy is LHS class '64.

Brad Rushing, '68, had sent me an email weeks ago and sorry I wasn't able to get it out in timely fashion. Brad had suggested that if you wanted to see some good football, attend the LHS games as they journeyed to the State Championship. Randy Breeze, also class '68, is head coach & doing a tremendous job.
Sadly the Wolverines made it to the semi-finals but lost there. They are however District champs and always winners in our book!!!

Visited with '59 classmate Rex Givens and he asked me to pass along that the Museum of the Great Plains here in Lawton is putting together a cookbook to celebrate their 50th Anniversary (and hopefully raise a few funds for the museum). They are soliciting recipes from anyone who would like to contribute and Rex says..'the older the better', ie: old family favorites. And perhaps, if a short story to tell about origin or history of the recipe, include that. They can always edit. Deadline for recipes is February 1, 2011.
Please send to attention of Rex at the museum, 601 NW Ferris, Lawton, OK 73507.
When books become available next year, I will pass it along.

Appreciate emails from: Homer Pitts, '47; John Smith, '60; Bert Click; Wayne Kniffin, '52; Lou & Barb Green; Shirley (Ray) Blowers, '53; Phil Carson, '54; Barbara (Ramey) Wiseman; Lewis Chandler; PR Ramey, 63.

Several of you inquired about my mom & her recent move. I appreciate your sharing similar experiences and sending encouraging words. I'm happy to say, things are going 'better'.

Well, this little Elf has gotta go get busy! Those stockings aren't gonna hang themselves... by the chimney with care!! Georgia

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