Friday, September 16, 2011

......LHS News......

Originally sent September 14

I must a 'gonna-be-a senior-someday moment', as I called 'us', wolves in last news. Mercy! What was I thinking! I know we are the Wolverines!!!! Several called my attention to this horrible mis-thought and mis-type!

btw.... OSU "whomped" Arizona last Thursday evening....37-14. This is especially for Gordon Griswold and all the other OSU'ers out there!

....from the eMail bag:....

'59 classmate Sharron (Cummings)Bolt wrote to say she is just now home from having hip replacement surgery weeks ago. A few post surgical 'problems' required a longer than planned stay in rehab. However, she told me all the amenities the SPA, I mean, rehab offered, and I got the impression she was in no hurry to leave! haha. I know from personal experience rehab is no picnic. Sharron is living in Amarillo and glad to hear all going well.

Dr. Sam Hamra, '55, emailed that he & wife Sonia fled the Texas heat and headed out to Santa Barbara, CA where they cooled down and had a nice time and a visit with '55 classmate Richard Glenn and wife Kay who live in SB. (see pix of Sam & Richard).

Very nice email from Bettie (Mowery) Vail, '58. She & hubby Dick (retired) have been living in NC since 1996. We have been getting caught up on LHS doings.
Bettie said they were fortunate to be stationed in Lawton during the time their daughter Gina could attend LHS for half her Junior year and all of her Senior year, graduating with class 1984. The tradition lives on!!!!


I appreciate Doug Loudenback, '61, for sending a link to his blog and the pictures he took at the Class '61 - 50th reunion last week-end. Doug has a great blog at: And, pictures are there or at this link:
I have also added a link on the blog, hope it will work.

Appreciate Preston McPhail, '60, who also attended and sent me some photos. Will have those posted soon

SAVE the DATE: LHS class 1962 will celebrate their 50th reunion next June 1-2, 2012. They are still looking for '62 grads so if you have any info or need additional info, contact Kaye (Thompson) Jenkins McCarley at

And, annual combo reunion of classes '49 ~ '52, coming up September 23-24.

I have posted pictures that I took at the recent class of 1947 on the blog. Right hand side, scroll down, follow link for 1947 - 2011 pictures.


'59 classmate Larry Joe Thompson sent a picture of the fire out in the mountains with these comments...."About 20 miles away from my house. Several homes lost. Will take many years to regrow those trees and to recover wildlife habitat. Horrific, yet an awesome sight at night - looks like the lava flows in Hawaii."

And, Belva (Hollingshead) Williams - would have been '59, moved - visiting family in Austin recently sent a picture of the fires burning west of Austin, TX.

Also Sharon (Godfrey), '64, sent pictures of area burning around Austin as did several others. HORRIBLE!


I received an email from Jim Vaughn to let me know that his mother - Sarah (Olsen) Vaughn - passed on September 12 in Del City, OK, after a battle with cancer. Jim said she was being cremated per her wishes but gave no information as to any kind of service. I do know Sarah had a sister - Benna (Olsen) Morford - was is class '53. Sarah was LHS class 1956.

I am so sorry to report the passing of Monte Jenkins, 49, of Cache. Monte passed on Sept. 4. Monte is son of Sue (Burton) Jenkins Peddy, '61, and Warren Jenkins, '57. Warren is also deceased. Monte is survived by his mom; sister Rebecca; several nieces and nephews. Services were September 9 in Lawton.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Also passing, Jerry Martin, 62, of Lawton. Jerry passed on September 7. He was LHS class 1966. He is survived by wife Ann (Ryker); daughter Amy, son Jeff; numerous grandchildren and extended family.
Graveside services were Monday September 12 at Fort Sill National Cemetery at Elgin.
Extended obit and guest book at:

And, Dorothy Juanita (Sudduth) Shrader, 88, passed on September 10 in Texas. She was an LHS grad but not sure of the year. She is survived by a son Joe; 2 daughters, Janis and Donna; extended family.
Graveside services were September 14 in Lawton.
Extended obit and guest book at:

The end of an era as the Lawton community lost a longtime resident and business person. Rose Bianco, 93, Lawton, passed on September 11 after a short illness. From Italy (at a young age) to NY and eventually to Lawton, Rose and her husband John came to Lawton in 1950 and opened Bianco's Italian Restaurant in 1952. Many ate their first pizza at Biancos and continue to this day enjoying the great Italian dressing and other fare at the original and only location.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday September 14 at Becker Funeral Home (chapel) from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, followed by a Rosary service at 7:00pm.
Funeral mass will be 10:30am Thursday morning, September 15, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic church, with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Extended obit and guest book at:

I hope you will join me in remembering those who have lost loved ones as well as those with other health issues and those taking treatment.


Fall is trying to arrive. Have actually had a few very pleasant days even though still extremely dry.
Cooler temps do make one feel better.........regards to all....Georgia

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