Sunday, June 12, 2011

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

Originally sent June 6

Luther (Lou), '57, & Barbara Green have just returned from a trip to the great American West with these comments.....
" The desert was in full bloom......very pretty....will be busy counting our gold nuggets. I know I was close to the Dutchman's mine, I just know it! Oh well, another trip."
Lou commented one of the favorite parts of the trip was the 'Apache Trail'.

Mary Ann (Ashlock) Swigert sent several great pictures of her recent trip to Fiji. Beach scene posted above.

LHS grad Chris Campbell, '84, is subject of this Sundays (June 5) 'Where Are They Now' column by Herb Jacobs in the Lawton Constitution. Good article tells how Chris' love and playing of golf has led to an exciting career with international golfing firm PING. Page 7-C. btw....Chris' folks - Larry & Gerda Campbell - are also good golfers.

Ronnie Denham, '55, and wife Diane (Wenzel) just celebrated their Golden Anniversary, taking a trip to NYC with family. A great milestone for any couple, major congrats!

Glen Thomason, '56, sent this info. If you will help, it's self explanatory...........
Our local Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 3-10, Patrol area Potomac River, is in competition for a grant from BOATUS to promote boating safety. The project with the most votes, may win the grant. If you would like to help us win the grant, please go to the BOATUS web page as indicated below and vote.
Go to web site to vote for 'Grant Project' with boat USA:
, whens comes up, click on 'vote now'. Scroll down to project (a sign with picture of a life jacket and the words 'wear it')...Click & vote. You can only vote once a day but they would appreciate your vote every day if you would help. Thanks.

LHS Reunions:

1). Ann (Shilling) Anderson, '54 and her husband Larry are busy making plans for a class 1954 (and any others who would like to join in) a mini-reunion in Ashland, Oregon (Anns home) beginning Tuesday, September 27 and ending Saturday morning after breakfast on October 1. Ann needs to know who is coming by July 1. She has a reservation at the Siskiyou House for eight people at $350 per night to be split among the group. She also has tickets for ten people to see two plays during the world-famous Ashland Shakespeare Festival. One is a hysterical play called “The Imaginary Invalid” and the other is “August Osage County,” a comedy/drama set in Osage County, Oklahoma.

The events will include a garden wine reception on the first night, hosted by Ann and Larry; a trip to nearby Crater Lake for hiking, sightseeing and relaxation; and a wine tasting tour in Jacksonville for daytime activities. If you would like to fly to this reunion Ann suggest flying into Medford, Oregon.
You can call Ann or Larry to let her know you plan to come at (541) 488-0523 or you can email Ann at:
Doesn't this sound GREAT!

2). Classmate Marilyn Morris, '56, is a published author (several books) and will be at the reunion next week-end in Lawton with copies of her latest as well as previous for any who have interest! Great opportunity to get an autographed copy for your personal library & visit with Marilyn!
She will have a limited number of book available on Saturday afternoon (June 11) in the greeting room at the Best Western (second floor, suite D) from 2:00 till around 5:00pm. Pssssstttttt.....Marilyn says one of her books contains stories about previous LHS reunions! She'll be happy to show you which one! Marilyn's books are also available through

Speaking of this reunion, LAST REMINDER.....the crowd has picked up considerably and going to be a LOT of grads representing many different classes (years), lot of activities planned. Don't miss it! THIS next week-end - June 10-11, Best Western in Lawton - 1125 E. Gore.
Registration begins Friday morn at 8:30am - 7:00pm. Informal pool side mixer begins at 7:00pm - snacks and ca$h bar! ie: you pay for what you drink!
Reservations WILL BE accepted through June 8 but need to CALL NOW: Yvonne at: (940)767-5747; or Susan (505) 662-0435. For complete schedule of events planned, email Susan at
Coming from out of state, plan on HOT weather....extended forecast shows mid-high 90's.

My niece Tara Gill was a member of the LHS class of 2011 which graduated last week-end. 'Home of Champions' is movin on!
Go Wolverines!

Again, loss of classmates......

Sorry to report the passing of Kenneth Terry 'K.T." Anderson, 73, of Lawton. Kenneth passed on June 3. He was LHS class 1955. He is survived by wife Frances (Grisso); son Robert; mother Olena Anderson. Grave-side services with military honors will be 11:00am Thursday June 10, Ft. Sill National Cemetery.
Extended obit and guest book at:

And, we have lost two more of our truly Golden Wolverines. Evelyn 'Eppie' (Knowles) Allen, 100, of Lawton. Eppie passed May 25. She was LHS class of 1931. She is survived by a sister; 3 daughters; numerous grand and great-grand children. Services were held May 30.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Joe J. Davis, 87, of Lawton. Joe passed June 1 and grave side services were June 3. Joe was LHS grad, but do not know year.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Hoping to see numerous of you at the reunion next week-end. Georgia

Monday, June 6, 2011

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

Originally sent May 27

Guys.....been having a little trouble with my email! Been 'adjusting' my 'puter....could possibly be ME that needs adjustment?? Wanted to mention in case you get the same news more than once. Remember, all previously sent news is archived at the blog:

Had opportunity to visit with '59 classmate Julie (Ashlock) Weedn in her hometown of Duncan last week-end. We were both attending an event with our US Sen. Tom Coburn. Julie looked great and told me that her sisters - Mary Ann and Shelly - had just returned from a great trip to Fiji.

Have seen Sue D. several times lately....always lunching! Me too! Good pastime. Sue looks great, always a big smile, and is doing well. Sue D. aka Sue (Dunnington) Dinges Burpo, class '54.

Beverly (Gaston) Shelton, '59 and hubby Eddie, '57, just celebrated their 52nd anniversary in May!!!!! Not sure what one gets for the 52nd, but it should be a medal - for both! haha! MAJOR congrats guys!

An email from Jack Bost, '47, to let all know that the LHS Class 1947 will hold their 64th reunion at the Lawton Country Club on August 26-27. Jack says already have 35 plus some guests. For details and other info, local [Lawton] contact is Jeneanne Lawson (580) 510-0516. Or Jack can be reached at (618) 397-1217 or (618) 530-0096.
Classmates - this is GOLDEN - 64 years!!! Way to go Wolverines!

I also post reunion information on the blog as I receive it.

Loss of classmates continues........

So sorry to report the passing of Barbara Anne (Lloyd) Goad, 76, of Lawton. Barbara passed on May 25. She was LHS class 1954. Barbara is survived by four daughters; numerous grandchildren; brother Wilbert Lloyd, '57, and a sister, '59 classmate Donna (Lloyd) Gatliff.
Services will be 1:30pm, Friday May 27, at Becker Funeral Home Chapel; burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Also, received word that David Wheeler, passed on May 22 in Colorado where he had been living for many years. David is LHS Class 1968. David is survived by his wife Marybeth (Grosse-Rhode); daughter Daralee; two brothers; three sisters including Roberta (Wheeler) Hadley, class '59. Services will be 5:00pm, Sunday May 29, at the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness, 306 Mesa Street, Delta, Colorado 81416; (970)-874-3414.
Extended obit at:

Our thoughts and prayers are always with those who have lost family and friends.

Please join me in remembering our loved ones this Memorial Day ~ 2011