Wednesday, February 9, 2011

......LHS News......
Originally sent January 29

It is with heavy heart I report the passing of my sister-in-law, Lugene (Williams) Mushrush, 74, of Houston.
Lugene passed on Thursday evening, January 27 after a lengthy illness with her lungs. She was LHS class 1954.
Lugene is survived by her husband Bill Mushrush; her brother - my Bill; 3 sons - Steven Stratton, Mark Stratton, and their wives and children, both of Austin, TX; Stan Stratton and wife and children of Houston.
A niece, Leslie (Williams) Boudrieau of Boston; three step- children and several step-grandchildren. Numerous cousins and friends.
Lugene - known as 'Gram' to all the grandkids - was a wonderful and talented lady, she is certainly going to be greatly missed by so many.
A Memorial Service will be held 10:00am, Thursday February 3 at the Memorial Drive Presbyterian church in Houston. Arrangements by George H. Lewis Funeral Services of Houston.

So very sorry to report the passing of John Damon Garrett, 46, of Lawton. John passed on January 24 after a lifetime battle with leukemia. He is the son of Beth (Faulkner) Garrett of Lawton and Nick Garrett of Lawton.
He is also a cousin of classmates
Allen Johnson; Bill Kilpatrick.
Services were January 27. Extended obit and guest book at:

Also passing, Hazel Love Arnold, 98, of Checotah. Hazel is the mother of LHS classmate Rex Arnold, '55. Services were January 29 in Lawton.
Extended obit and guestbook at:

Please join me in keeping all these who have lost loved your prayers.

Doyce Grayson is in Comanche County Memorial Hospital. Complications of a toe injury hampered by diabetes!
Doyce would love to hear from you! And certainly wishing him all the best!!!

From the eMail bag:

'59 classmate Jerry (Sasser) Childs and her husband Ron have been in Africa as missionaries for some 30+ years. They recently traveled over 1,000 miles with their grandchildren - Tanika and Tobi - traveling from Niamey to Diffa. Jerry is in sunglasses.

Fran (Jacks) Wehner, '64, received the Photographic Craftsman Degree from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) at a formal ceremony during the International (PPA) convention in San Antonio earlier this month. The degree is a prestigious national-level award for photographers who have met the stringent requirements for teaching, mentoring, and furthering the art of photography. Taking years to accomplish the requirements, a rather limited number of professional photographers achieve this highest level of professional recognition.
As a result of her accomplishments, Fran was also invited to become part of the American Society of Photographers (ASP), a separate organization (by invitation only), comprised of the best photographers in America. She was inducted into the organization during the international convention and becomes part of the prestigious Who's-Who in American Photographers. (see photo below).

And another great photographer in our LHS midst.......I appreciate Jeannnine Stegin for giving me a heads-up on LHS classmate
Dixie (Massad) Sheridan.
"The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, at Lincoln Center, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the theatre photographs of Dixie Sheridan, documenting Off and Off-Off Broadway theatre.
Noted for her unique relationships with her subjects and a talent for capturing the theatrical moment, Dixie Sheridan's collection will be a valued addition to the holdings of The New York Public Library."
To read more and see some of Dixies amazing work, check it out at:

With so many of our classmates and families ill, I have received links to couple of sites that might be helpful. I have no personal knowledge of the service offered by either.

1). For women currently undergoing chemotherapy, there is a service that provides free housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. Need to sign up and have your doctor fax a note confirming the treatment
Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a friend to someone and pass this information along.

2). And this site to perhaps help those who are care givers:

Appreciate Wade Harrison and Bert Click for the links.

A gorgeous 76 here today, beautiful evening, BUT....this next Wednesday night low forecast at....brrrrr....10! Regards to all.......Georgia

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