Originally sent April 7
'64 classmate Doug Waddell-Gerald, has lived in Anchorage, AK almost since graduation. He sent some great pictures a few days ago of a young moose who paid a visit! Not a visitor most of us have opportunity to see. They have such sweet faces! I love 'critters'! (see pix).
Received land line from Jack Tuberville - went by 'Jackie' in school. Jack attended Woodrow Wilson, Tomlinson, would have been LHS grad but moved after Junior High years! He ran across the WolverNet blog & just touched base to ask about a few classmates he remembered.
He was curious about what happened to Paula Harbaugh; Steve Bertleson, and Randy Rigby. Randy I knew, but the other two I do not. If you have any info, pass it along to me & I'll let Jack know. Also, someone may have an update on Gen. Rigsby!
btw....Jack lives just outside Knoxville, TN and is retired from the TN Valley Authority.
Also had a nice phone visit with Ed Cagle. He is LHS class 1941! He was recalling he was a 'straight A' student and had his record ruined with an D from Lily Stafford. I have heard of many whose grade point was sabotaged by Miss Stafford! pssssttttt....Ed will be 89 in July!
Susan (Hankins) Ellington and hubby Newby sent some beautiful pictures of SNOW they had Monday evening in NM. She said it was melting fast and if temp didn't drop, fruit tress should be OK. (see pix).
Mike Wyant, '57, sent some great pictures from 'back-in-the-day', ie: 1950's. Brings back memories!
I know I will miss bday people but.....'59 classmates and good friends, Johnna (Gordon) Parks celebrated a birthday on March 27; Jerry (Sasser) Childs celebrated her birthday on April 1. No foolin!
Gwen (Wood) Phelps on April 8; Suzy (Gill) Salas, '64, on April 17.
Paul Soper, '63, also celebrated his birthday on March 26 and he didn't mind telling us....he's 67!
Paul added that he has been going through some of his old family albums and came across his fathers 1928 'L' letter sweater from Lawton High Football. Paul also found his dad's gold All Victorious ring which each player received that year.
Paul went on to say...." I also had the pleasure of playing football at Lawton High when we were all victorious in 1962 as a junior, when Lawton High became Home of the Champions."
LHS grad Juanita Mitchell Perkins turned 101 on March 27. Visited with her and her health is excellent!!! Amazing! She is mom of Bob Mitchell, class '54, who is deceased. Daughter-in-law is Janice (Callicot) Mitchell, class '58. She is close friend of Monta.......
And the BIG birthday for Monta (Sanders) Burt who will celebrate her 100th on April 27. Monta is LHS class 1930 and mom to classmates: Jo (Burt), '49; Wanda (Burt) Shanklin, '50, deceased; R.A. Burt, '58; Janet (Burt) Terry, '63. Monta resides in Lawton at the Village on Lee.
Monta is a sweet lady and we wish her many happy returns!
Mary Ann (Martin) Boucher asks for your continued prayers as she is still battling leukemia. Mary is class of '61 and is married to '59 classmate Jerry Boucher.
Tom Bullock, '50, is also fighting cancer that is fairly wide-spread. A course of treatment is being prepared and all are optimistic and hoping the best for Tom. We are so used to seeing Toms smiling face and warm greetings around town. Usually at an 'eating' establishment! Looking forward to seeing him soon.
Once again we have lost numerous classmates and others:
Ella (Carlton) Mackey, 98, of Lawton passed on April 6. Ella taught music in the LPS for many years beginning in about 1950. She is survived by son John Mackey; daughters Janis Chaconas and Sue Ann Saffa; numerous grand children and extended family. Services will be at 2:00pm, Monday April 9, Centenary United Methodist church. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.
Lengthy obit and the family invites you to share memories on the guest book at:
Terry K. Bell, 77, of Lawton passed on April 1 after a lengthy illness. Terry was LHS class 1953.
He is survived by wife Janice (Parker); 2 daughters; a son; numerous grand children and step children and grand-children. Services were April 5.
Extended obit and guest book at: www.beckerfuneral.com
*NOTE: Good story about Terry in Lawton paper April 5, page 1-B Sports section. Terry was a horse breeder and considered an expert in the field of Quarter horses. He had numerous winners of world renown over the years. Terry was set to be [will be] inducted into the Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame next week in OKC. Personally, I'll always remember Terry for a terrific sense of humor and ability to 'tell a story'.
Victory Levenia (Dangerfield) Brewer, 74, of Lawton passed on April 1. She was LHS class 1956. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Allen Brewer; 2 daughters; a son; numerous grandchildren.
Services were April 5.
Extended obit and guest book at: www.grayfuneral.com
Debra J. (Waddell) Solomon, 54, of Lawton. Debra passed April 1 and services were April 5. Debra was LHS class 1977. She is survived by 2 sons; her mother; numerous grandchildren and extended family.
Extended obit and guest book at: www.grayfuneral.com
Naomi "Ruth" (Green) Kurtz, 76, of Baytown, TX passed on March 25. Services were March 30 in Baytown. Naomi was LHS class 1954. She is survived by 2 sons; siblings: Jack Green, JoAnn Hebert, Dorothy Stewart, and Luther Green, '57.
Extended obit and guest book at:
Randlett Parker, Sr., 92, Lawton, passed March 28. Services were March 31. Mr. parker was father of '59 classmate Randlett (Randy) Parker Jr.; also children Ramona, Michael, Tommy, Steven. Numerous grandchildren and extended family.
Mr. Parker led a very interesting life and his obit reflects that:
Our thoughts and prayers are with these who have lost loved ones and also with those who continue with health issues and treatment.
Looks like weather will be beautiful for the Easter bunny this Sunday! Wishing you jelly beans and chocolate eggs!
Happy Easter ~ Happy Spring! Georgia