Thursday, January 6, 2011

......LHS News......
Originally sent Janauary 4, 2011

Sorry to have more losses to report as the New Year begins.......

Received a nice note from Sam Hamra, '55, and his sister Sameera Murad, '52, to let us know their Mom, Adeline Hamra, 98, of Dallas, passed on January 2. She had spent New Years with her family and rooted for OU after a calm two weeks from a malignancy. She was at home with hospice and surrounded by wonderful nurses and family and passed peacefully in her sleep.
There will be a memorial service 1:00pm, Wednesday January 5 at the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, 9800 Preston Road, Dallas TX 75230. The following day there will be a graveside service, 1:15pm, at the Highland Cemetery in Lawton Oklahoma. The Hamras stated that "everyone would agree that someone born 12/12/12 had to be someone special.....we appreciate your thoughts and prayers as we celebrate her wonderful life."
Those who will be attending the service in Lawton may meet at Becker Funeral Home at 12:45pm if desired and travel to Highland from there.
A very accomplished lady, a very nice obituary in Tuesday Constitution.

Pat (Mitchell) Burnett of Moore, OK, passed Christmas week due to cancer of the brain. Pat had been treated earlier for breast cancer and unknown to her, it had spread. Pat was LHS class 1955 and she and her husband, attended our 55th high school reunion this past October and was in wonderful spirits. There was no funeral. Possibly a Memorial service at later date. from: Barbara (Smith) Richards, '55.

Also passing, Jack Fooshee, 81, of Panama City, FL. Jack passed on December 29. Services were January 1 in Panama City. Jack was LHS class 1948. Survivors include wife Carolyn; 5 children; a brother Graydon Fooshee, '51; a sister Lila Slaybaugh, '52, is deceased.

Our sympathies are with these who have lost loved ones.

The retirement center where my mom is living did some beautiful Christmas decorating. On looking around I discovered a wonderful 'snow village' of some 25-30 pieces, mostly bigger - post office, light house, stores - some smaller pieces - people on sleds, caroling, etc. I read that the individual pieces had been hand painted and a village created by
O'Conita "Oke" McClure.
Further reading told me that "Oke" was a 1935 grad of LHS and had passed in 2009. Her daughter,Vickie, is an assistant manager there at the facility and shares and displays her mom's beautiful village for all to see.

Hope it's mostly good news this year!!!!! Regards to all......Georgia

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