Sunday, September 25, 2011

......LHS News......
Originally sent September 24

"My first experience with Pizza was at Bianco's in Lawton. It was wonderful. Thanks for the memory."
Allen C. Isbell, '55

Several have asked, so to let all know, plans at this time are to keep the restaurant open and it is....Roses' son Chris & his wife Jan are currently operating it. btw.....had pizza there Wednesday eve....very good!

Had a chance meeting and quick visit with '59 classmate Sally (Bassel) Wiseman. Sally was doing well and lunching with her brother James who is class '62.

Some Trivia: During grade school and early Jr High years, I loved Nancy Drew mystery stories. I ventured to Ratcliffes book store many times and purchased some copies of the latest for my own. But occasionally, I also walked down to the **Carnegie Library at 5th & B to 'check one out'.
If you enjoyed ND, you can reminisce with a 3 page article in October's Country Living magazine about the old books - pictures too!
**Remember the old library inside - how it looked (rather dim lighting) and smelled. Guess it was the oil they used on the wood floors. Kress had same type oiled wood floors. Carnegie building is still there, but now it's the Town Hall and remodeling and renovation inside has [unfortunately] removed the old charm and character.

I also noted that Annette Charles passed in August! WHO is Annette Charles you say...!! She played Cha Cha DiGregorino - "the best dancer at St. Bernadettes"...."with the worst reputation" - in the movie GREASE with John Travolta, Olivia Newton John. One of my all time fav movies about the way we were...!
She was 63.


Sorry to report numerous losses.......

So hate to report that Homer Edward Page, Jr, 81, of Lawton passed September 23. Homer had recently transferred to an OKC Rehab center following a fall from a ladder a few weeks back. Homer was LHS class 1948. He was longtime Lawton businessman and married 55 years in August to '50 classmate Minnette (Zak) Page.
He is survived by Minnette; daughters Myrna Rae and Ellen; numerous grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2:00pm, Sunday afternoon, September 25, at Temple B'Nai Israel Cemetery, 13400 N. Kelly in OKC. Arrangements by Hahn Cook Funeral Home - OKC.
The family will sit at Shiva at the family home in Lawton beginning at 6:00pm Sunday evening. Friends are welcome to call.
Obit in Lawton paper:

Also passing, Walter Francis Kaulaity of Norman. Walter passed on September 20 after a lengthy illness. Walter was LHS class '63. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; a daughter, Alice Ann; large extended family.
Services will be 1:00pm, Saturday September 24, First Baptist church at Carnegie, with burial following at Saddle Mountain Indian Cemetery, under direction of the Comanche Nation Funeral Home.
See obit in Lawton paper:

And, Ian Donald Robb, 69, of Lawton. Ian was a native of Urunga New South Wales, Australia and a friend and companion to our '59 classmate, Linda (Hawkins) Moon. Ian passed on September 23.
A Memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, Monday September 26, Becker Funeral Home Chapel.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Also passing, Ted Spradlin, 91, of Lawton. Ted passed September 20 and grave side service with full military honors was held September 23 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Ted was born in Hulen, OK but attended schools in Lawton - Lawton Jr. High and he attended LHS from 1934-1937. He then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps - Company 870, working on the refuge headquarters and building campsites in the Wichitas. Ted is father to our '59 classmate Bevery (Spradlin) Raley.
Extended obit and guest book at:

I appreciate a call from '59 classmate Jerry Morgan on Thursday (Sept. 15) that Geneva (Harris) McIntosh, '62, had been in the hospital in her home town of Ft. Worth. Geneva has a history of heart related problems & at this time they were having great difficulty putting in stints. I did not get a chance to get that news out when I received word Saturday that Geneva passed on Saturday September 17. Geneva was an organ donor and then she was to be cremated. No details as to a service at this time.
She is survived by a daughter Stacy; sister, Rondena; brother Glenn Harris, '59. I think there may be some other family, but this is only info I received.
Geneva was the one who started the All Class Reunion that was a great success.
If you would care to send a card or other remembrance, please sent to her daughter Stacy Nugent, 613 Blue Jay Dr., Saginaw, TX 76131. (817) 706-7105.

Our thoughts and prayers are always with those who have lost loved ones and those who have health issues.


OK....getting my camera all ready......classes '49 ~ '52 annual reunion TONIGHT! Bill is '52, so hope to see others of you there. Regards to all from the 'home town'........Georgia

1 comment:

Clif said...

Allen Isbell mentioned that he first experienced Pizza at Bianco's. I too ate my first Pizza in Lawton. I don't remember where. But I do remember the last time I saw Allen eating pizza. It was at Abilene Christian. We lived in the same dorm and early one morning he was standing, still in his underwear, in my room eating pizza left over from the night before for his breakfast. Allen likes pizza! Clifton Ditmore '53