Originally sent September 27
We lost another of our truly Golden Wolverines with the passing of Cecil W. Lockwood, 83, of Lawton. Cecil passed on September 23. He was LHS class 1945. He married Wanda Lee Totty in 1953, she passed in 2009.
Services will be Tuesday Sept. 28, Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 12:30pm, burial with full Navy honors at Fort Sill National Cemetery.
Extended obit and guest book at: http://www.beckerfuneral.com/
Also passing Edward Hamra, Sr., 94, of Lawton. Mr. Hamra passed on September 25. Originally from Henryetta, OK, Ed came to Lawton in 1946, married Lenore Massad in 1949 and they opened Edward's Men's Wear in downtown Lawton in 1954. He is survived by wife and children who are our LHS classmates: Eddie; Judy Bodenhamer (married to Coach Bodenhamers son); Robert; Lynda Ramming.
Friends may call from 6:00pm - 8:00pm Monday (today) at the funeral home; services will be Tuesday Sept. 28, at First United Methodist church, 10:30am.
Extended obit and guest book at: http://www.grayfuneral.com/
I know our sympathies are with these who have lost loved ones.
From the eMail bag:
Two items from Murdoch Matthew on '49 classmates:
1).On Saturday, July 17, Molly Nichols (now Ruth Roulston) gave her Harry Potter lecture at Wizard World in Orlando. Molly is an expert on the Harry Potter books. She lives in Ft Lauderdale.
2).Bert Click has spent the past couple of months roaming northern California looking for US Census holdouts. He was so good at it, they kept him on after most of the census work had been done.
And then Bert sent me a picture. Above.
"I recommend a great article inspired by the author's 30 year high school reunion that appeared in today's Parade. Glad that Peggy Elledge [Long] enjoyed the photo of her Lawton Brave boyfriend. Maybe that will make up for getting kicked out of her class my senior year."
btw.....I read the article in Parade - Sunday Sept. 26. Good article on memories stirred by school reunions and changes in people over the years! Parade is the little supplement magazine that comes in most Sunday newspapers.
Mitch Braley, '57, came up from Texas week of Sept. 15 and came by to pick up my Bill bright & early & they headed to the Wichita Mountain Refuge where they attended the annual Longhorn (calves) auction on Thursday. Then they headed to Rush Lake to fish, it was closed for repairs to the dam so they pressed on to Jed Johnson where they had NO luck. But Friday morn, again, bright and early, they headed to Lake Ellsworth & picked up Bills fishing buddy Kenneth Gunkel - a retired veterinarian - and they caught a lot of catfish! Mitch took the fish to significant other - Marilyn (Gordon's) - moms here in Lawton and they had a fish fry!
Great to see Mitch, he was doing well and stays very busy! He & Bill had a fun time and Mitch got some great pixs, one of him and Bill above.
The LHS class 1961 is already organizing and making plans for their 50th Reunion next year - 2011. To HELP, get info, call (580) 536-2344; go to classmates.com.
And, class 1955 and 1960 BOTH have reunions coming up quick - week-end of October 8-9. Contacts and details on the blog. At the right this page.
My Bill, '52, and I attended the classes '49 - '52 annual get together this past Saturday night. Good turn-out, lot of visiting with friends, fun evening! Photos and more soon.
Regards to all from the home town where cooler temps have perked everyone up! Georgia