Originally sent April 28
From the eMail bag:
This note from '59 classmate Tommy Hix who attended the Western Heritage Awards in OKC, April 16.....
" The picture you see [sent in last LHS News] of Cooper [the "Looper"] 8 time champion steer roper, was special to me, he couldn't tie his tie so he ask me if I could and would. Take notice what a fine job I did. ha/ha. Had a great time and it couldn't have happened to a nicer man." (Howard Council).
'59 classmate Johnna (Gordon) and hubby Wayne Parks, '60, are touring Italy! A cruise and land tour of exciting and beautiful places. I don't think she appreciated my 'historical' remark when I casually mentioned that their cruise started on day the Titanic sank! But, so far so good. Email from Naples said all well, afloat, and having fun!
This email from Susan (Hankins) Ellington, '56, decided to forward all of it:
"Dear Classmates of 1956 and 1954!!!
You can see that we're inviting the Class of 1954 to our 55th class reunion. Ed Harp and Janette Hanes are the contacts.
Due date to register and send your $50 to Yvonne and to send me your bio and photos is right around the corner! In fact it's so close I'm getting scared that everyone is waiting to send their info in till the last minute!!! :-((( YIKES!! That won't work if everyone waits. In fact right now we don't even have enough people to hold a reunion, let alone make a color Yearbook Update :-(((((( YIKES! again!
So, please, please, get those forms in to Yvonne (Coombs) Anderson and me by no later than May 7. I know that's earlier than our letter says but the hotel needs to know numbers not later than May 15. That's not even ONE month away! If you have ANY questions, please call me. Susan"
NOTE: This reunion is June 9-10-11-12. You can call Susan at (505)-662-0435 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In regard to multi class reunion ('49-'50-'51-'52) September 23-24:
"Good news for Class of 1949! Joyce Hankins Hilchie, Mary Bowman Thigpen, and Helen Downen Murphy have volunteered to host a party for the '49'ers in one of the local hotel hospitality rooms. Time and place will be included with the reunion mailer. No one from any other class has volunteered! If you can't do it yourself, maybe get helpers. And get the word out to those you know who do not have email. Surely, there is someone out there willing to host their class' Friday night social. Looking forward to hearing from someone!
Tommye (Boudreaux) Hobbs, '52."
Appreciate emails from Cherie Willis; RJ (Ronnie Jones); Frankie (Ingraham) Kinderman; Sam Hamra; Larry Waller.
Very sorry that we have lost more LHS classmates:
W.S. 'Bill' Thomas, Jr., 67, of Sun Lakes, AZ passed on April 22 after a lengthy illness with bone cancer. Bill was LHS class 1962. He is survived by his wife Judy; daughter Amy; brother Koehler; he was preceded in death by sister Maredith. There is a lovely obit in Sunday [Lawton] Constitution - April 24. A memorial service in Lawton is pending.
Obit and guest book at: www.valleyofthesunfuneralhome.com
Keith Lynn Callicott, 75, of Owasso, OK passed on April 20. Keith was LHS class 1954 and brother to classmates Janice (Callicott) Mitchell; another sister Laura; brother Donald Callicott. He is survived by wife of 53 years Betty (Howard); 3 children; numerous grandchildren. Services were April 25 in Owasso.
Extended obit and guest book at: www.moweryfs.com
Sandra Joyce 'Sandy' (Hunter) Fanning, 58, of Lawton. Sandy passed on April 19. She was LHS class 1970. Survivors include husband Rick and several children and step-children. Services were April 22.
Obit and guest book at: www.whineryhuddleston.com
John McNutt, 58, Columbus, IN passed on April 21, with cancer related illness. John was LHS class 1970. He is survived by wife Cristina (Miller); 3 sons; a daughter; sisters Betty Whatley and Nancy Smith; 3 brothers: Virgil, James, and Ernie; numerous grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday April 27 in Huntington, IN.
Obit and guest book at: www.myersfuneralhomes.com
Thoughts and prayers are always with those who have lost loved ones.
Well....yawn.....I am off to rest-up so I will be bright eyed and bushy tailed to watch William and Kate tie-the-knot beginning at 3:00AM (CST) Friday morn! Regards to all........Georgia