Friday, July 1, 2011

......LHS News......
Originally sent June 16

George Glasby, '57, sent me a great article on '58 classmate Johnny Bateman that appeared in the San Antonio Express News on Sunday June 5. Johnny left Lawton & went on to an extraordinary career as a catcher in Major League baseball. Sadly he passed in 1996.

Dorothy (Demoro) Dawson, '52, has been on a family cruise in the Bahamas (12 family members) celebrating her son's 50th birthday and her XX birthday (never tell a ladies age).!! She plans to make the reunion in September.

'58 classmate Ron Sheffield - tight with NASA, being engineer on Hubble telescope and working shuttle launches - sent this link to the Space Shuttle Atlantis 'nose art'. Also, this is LAST shuttle launch, set for July 8.

This item from Janet (Burt) Terry who serves on the LHS (old bldg) Historicial Committee......
"If anyone has any memorabilia they would like to contribute to the committee, please contact me (Janet). We would like to acquire some things from Band, FFA, Glee Club, or any other clubs. We have quite a bit of sports memorabilia, so we're trying to get some other things. Of course, we will take anything, trophies, clothing, or pictures. As long as it refers to the old LHS.
Also, they are still selling chairs for the auditorium that will include a name plate for $400/ea and there are note cards with a picture of the school. The note cards are $10. for 20 cards. There are also lockers for $150. that you can decorate with personal items from LHS or a class can decorate with items from their year."

I thought the reunion this past week-end was GREAT! Will be doing a re-cap as well as pictures in next few days. If YOU have comments from the reunion that you would like to share or photos......send them to me! Will share with all in the news. Glen Thomason was also snapping photos all over the place and he has been generous and already sent numerous to me. And, Susan (Hankins) Ellington will be sharing soon. Please send any photos in JPEG format. Thanks.


So very sorry to report the passing of Barbara Ruth (Hutchins) Pipes, 83, of Lawton. Barbara passed June 13. She was LHS class 1946. While at LHS she was a champion tennis player, was state runner-up two years running.
She is survived by husband of 64 years, John H. Pipes; daughter Kathy; son Kevin; 3 grandchildren; sister, Jan (Hutchins) Ewbank of Seattle. She was preceded in death by a son, David.
Services will be 2:00pm, Friday June 17, Becker Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Lila (Butler) Dean, 79, of Lawton, passed on June 3. She was LHS class 1950. She married Billy W. Dean in 1950, he passed in 2005. She is survived by a son and a daughter; sisters; brothers; grandchildren. Services were June 7 in Lawton.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Also passing, Manuel R. Lehew, 87, of Lawton. Manuel passed on June 7 and services were June 11 in Chickasha and burial with full military honors. Manuel is survived by wife Pat (Anderson) and is father to classmate(s) Mike Lehew; Dale Lehew; Dennis Lehew. Stepson, Chris Kinsfather. Services under direction of Seviers Funeral Home in Chickasha.

Note: Bill & I have known Manuel many years & attended church with him and wife Pat. He was such a nice person, loved God - very faithful in his church service - and his country, proudly serving in the US Navy and Army. We had a lot of conversations/discussions with Manuel over the years, great hot button topics - politics and religion. We will certainly miss him.

Regards from a HOT, dry, hometown. 100+ all this week. Georgia

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