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:
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 $350 per night to be split among the group. She also has tickets for ten people to see two plays during the world-famous Ashland Shakespeare Festival. One is a hysterical play called “The Imaginary Invalid” and the other is “August Osage County,” a comedy/drama set in Osage County, Oklahoma.
The events will include a garden wine reception on the first night, hosted by Ann and Larry; a trip to nearby Crater Lake for hiking, sightseeing and relaxation; and a wine tasting tour in Jacksonville for daytime activities. If you would like to fly to this reunion Ann suggest flying into Medford, Oregon.
You can call Ann or Larry to let her know you plan to come at (541) 488-0523 or you can email Ann at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doesn't this sound GREAT!
2). Classmate Marilyn Morris, '56, is a published author (several books) and will be at the reunion next week-end in Lawton with copies of her latest as well as previous for any who have interest! Great opportunity to get an autographed copy for your personal library & visit with Marilyn!
She will have a limited number of book available on Saturday afternoon (June 11) in the greeting room at the Best Western (second floor, suite D) from 2:00 till around 5:00pm. Pssssstttttt.....Marilyn says one of her books contains stories about previous LHS reunions! She'll be happy to show you which one! Marilyn's books are also available through Amazon.com
Speaking of this reunion, LAST REMINDER.....the crowd has picked up considerably and going to be a LOT of grads representing many different classes (years), lot of activities planned. Don't miss it! THIS next week-end - June 10-11, Best Western in Lawton - 1125 E. Gore.
Registration begins Friday morn at 8:30am - 7:00pm. Informal pool side mixer begins at 7:00pm - snacks and ca$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!
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: http://www.beckerfuneral.com/
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: www.beckerfuneral.com
Hoping to see numerous of you at the reunion next week-end. Georgia