Originally sent December 24
I am so sorry to once again have losses to report.....
Hugh Glass, 91, husband of Dee (Vanderpool) Glass, '52, passed on December 19. Hugh had been in declining health for some time and was living at the local VA Center. We knew Hugh personally and he was just such a great guy. Very faithful to remember birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions with his elaborately decorated cards & envelopes for recipients. Always enjoyed & appreciated my 'Hugh art' cards, letters.
There will be no service at this time. The family will receive friends at the home anytime. Dee lives at 4 NW 55th, Lawton, OK 73505; phone: (580) 357-2371.
Extended obit and guest book at:
btw...Dee continues treatment for cancer and I know she would appreciate your prayers.
Also passing, John Hilliard, 68, Cleveland OK. John passed December 16 after complications from a stroke back in July and recent discovery of a brain tumor. He was LHS class 1960. He is survived by wife Joyce; 2 sons; a step-daughter; extended family. A Memorial service was held December 19.
There is extended obit and guest book at:
I know our thoughts and prayers are with these who have lost loved ones.
From the eMail bag.....
John Mecadante, '64, had a hip replaced on December 13, is home & doing good most days!!!! Wishing John a full & speedy recovery!
Several have emailed they would like to have one of the LHS buckles I pictured in the last news...but, so far, no info as to when, where, or why the buckles were made.
Allan Johnson and Bill Drewry emailed that Wikipedia indicates Leon Russell was indeed born in Lawton, grew up out and around Medicine Park, but graduated high school in Tulsa. So, great musician but no Wolverine!
This Christmas has just reunited me with two old friends...one, I have not 'talked' with in over 55 years. Have looked for her in past but didn't not know where she ended up after she moved mid term freshman year. And did not know married name. Ironically turns out to be 'Williams'. She attended 6th grade at Washington, then 7-8th and half 9th at Central.
She came across the WolverNet blog, contacted me & made my Christmas very Merry. Belva Jean (Hollingshead) Williams. Living in Texas. Great to make contact after all these years.
And '59 classmate Richard Densley who 'disappeared' in fall 2009. Moved from Washington state to Texas & vanished! haha! He has re-appeared, none the worse for traveling and moving.
Thank you Santa!
Hope Santa is X-tra good to you too! Mistletoe! Georgia