Saturday, April 16, 2011

......LHS News...... Originally sent April 12

Well, spring/summer has 'sprung' and yours truly has been really busy with house painters outside, yard work, tree trimming, closet-cleaning! So, been a while since I collected and sent 'news'. Here goes....... Very sorry to again have losses.

Helen (Roberson) Houser, 76, of Lawton passed on Monday April 11. Helen was LHS class 1952. She is survived by husband Bob - 'BJ'; 3 daughters; 6 grandchildren. There will be a reception for friends and family at 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday April 14; services will be 10:00am, Friday April 15 at Whinery Huddleston Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton. Obit and guest book at:

Also, Alta (Dorn) Petty Olsen, 92, of Lawton. Alta passed on April 9 in Texas. She is mom of Barbara (Petty) Green - Luther Green, '57; a son, Ronald Petty. A memorial service was held in Beaumont, TX on April 11. I was told there would be a grave side service Wednesday morning in Lawton, but no time or place was given. Extended obit and guest book at:

Kathryn Elaine (Rogers) Beall, 89, of Lawton passed on April 5. Kathryn was LHS class 1939. Her dad J.T. Rogers - owned Rogers dairy and Rogers Lane (east/west highway on south border Ft. Sill) is named after him. Her husband, Rex Beall, died in 2003. We knew the Bealls fairly well. Rex repaired and collected old watches and their daughter, Diane, worked for Bill at the drugstore. Lovely people. Services were April 9 in Lawton. Extended obit and guest book at:

Betty J. (Wood) Cherry, 76, of Lawton, passed on March 30. Betty was LHS class 1951. Services were held on April 2. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Elton O. Cherry. Extended obit and guest book at:

Received this Sunday afternoon (April 10) from Jodi Baird who says Ashley gave her permission to notify friends. Kathy has been fighting cancer for some time now. "I talked with Ashley Cagle (LHS class of '64) yesterday. His wife, Kathy, is now on hospice at their home and, sadly, the prognosis is not good. Kathy's on only pain medication at this point and no further medical treatment is expected. Ashley said their faith was greatly restored and spirits lifted after Richard and Marilyn Hogue and 2 of their pastors drove to Lawton Friday evening and held a prayer session for/with Kathy. Please add your prayers for Kathy, and for Ashley and the Cagle family."

Address: 1908 SW 41st Street, Lawton 73505 Ashley's Cell Phone: (can receive text messages): (580) 704-5059 Emails: Kathy: Ashley:

I know our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and with those who are ill.

From the eMail bag:

Jimmie (Gentry) Lehew, '70, wife of Mike Lehew, sent info on the Class 1971 - 40th Reunion that is posted on Facebook. Check Facebook for more details. Reunion set for October 14 & 15, 2011, events Friday and Saturday nights. Deadline for reservations is October 1. Please make your reservation now by sending your check for $45.00 per person to: Alicia Mathews Steer, 308 Cotswold Drive , Norman OK 73072. They also want a short one page bio for a memory book and send your email address and mailing address to:

The girls of '59, who live in close proximity to the home-town, got together recently and sang Happy Birthday to each other as they all turned XX this year! (can't bring myself to say the number!!). Johnna (Gordon) Parks hosted the event in her beautiful new home and even made a delicious lunch for all the girls who could be there. Lot of laughter, visiting, and remembering the good 'ol days! Actually, 'these' days ain't too bad - all considered! It was FUN! So, to all us '59 gals near and far......Happy Birthday this year and hope we can do it again when we all turn XXX!!!!!!!

Stir some memories guys and gals....... LHS Senior prom was this past Saturday night. My niece Tara Gill - LHS class 2011 - was there. Haven't seen the pictures yet! My guess - Facebook has them!

I saw numerous whirling around town in limousines, long dresses, fancy hair-dos, nails done, out dining before the prom.

Regards to all. Georgia

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