Monday, November 26, 2012

......LHS News......
Originally sent November 14

Guys......there is a lot of news....some will have happened 2-3 weeks ago as yours truly has been up to eyeballs in 'personal' business. So much for 'retirement'.!!

The class 1957 - 55th reunion was just great! So I thought! Classmates traveled from far and near and seems everyone was having a fun time. Lot of people who had not been seen in a while.

Eugenia (Matthews) McClellan, Bob Atkins, Jerry Phelps, and several others who worked on the reunion did an outstanding job! I was told Eugenia carried the load! Very 'professional and efficient'. They should go into the reunion business! haha!

Jimmy Smith was in attendance...said it was FIRST reunion he had ever attended and said he won't miss the next one! I have pictures and will get them posted soon. Hope others will send pictures to me!

Bob Keiningham is living in Broken Arrow, OK and writes that over a 10 year period he had numerous bouts with cancer. Took treatment, had several serious surgeries, but now is playing golf most days and he & Shirley travel when they want. A throat surgery has affected his voice but he would love to hear from any of his old friends and classmates via email at:

Ed Adams, '59, over Poteau way reports the Oklahoma foliage is turning [has turned] and looks beautiful!

A friend of mine from here, campaigning in Arkansas before the election, ran into Charlotte McGill, '56, who sent regards. Back at ya Charlotte!

Sing belated Happy [October] Birthday to: Susan (Hankins) Ellington, '56; Mary (Harris) Thompson, '56. both admit to 74. Mary said she never thought about "getting this old".!!!

And some Happy [November] Birthdays to: Dee (Vanderpool) Glass; George Gill.

A special 50th Anniversary congratulations to Barbara (Ramey) and Ed Wiseman. Several of Barbaras' 1957 classmates traveled to Norman to help them celebrate recently. (see photo, courtesy of Bill Penn).

Many will remember former Cameron Aggie coach Ted Owens. According to Herb Jacobs column, Ted is writing a book which will include his accomplishments while basketball coach at Cameron - 1956~1960.

Cameron at that time was Cameron State Junior College. Owens was a native of Hollis, OK and a graduate of OU. That is the only information Herb gave concerning the book, as any other info comes forth, will pass along.

Lawton High School at 11th and Ferris has completed new additions to the school. Additional classrooms on the south side run along the Ferris street toward the east! It has been dedicated and now open. Looks very nice.

Some have asked about a class 1953 reunion. This is what I have....Janette (Hanes) says the class 1954 and some of the class 1953 will have a reunion next August 2-3-4, 2013. Any other classmates invited to join. Sign-in Friday morn at [old] building (atrium); tour of school; Friday night event at home of Ramon John, '53; casual Saturday night; more! For info or details, contact Janette at:

For Halloween, I was very surprised and pleased to receive a great hand-drawn/colored picture of a witch with black cat and pumpkin. Courtesy of the talented brush/pen of Murdoch Matthew, '49. I (heart) Halloween and this picture!


Covert Lee Ervin is just home after 48 days in the hospital. He had serious complications following a colon surgery. He now seems on road to recovery. Covert Lee would have been class '57 but left before graduation He is retired from Shell in Deer Creek, TX. He is married to our '59 classmate, Gloria (Lamb).

Tommye (Boudreaux) Hobbs, '52, says she & Ray, '52, are both still 'upright', her arm is out of the cast & Ray is so happy she is back in the kitchen!!! Ray didn't like being a 'sous chef'! She also suggested I mention that...when a classmate moves, changes email address, or other critical 'locate me' information....please let someone know!!!! Good words! Thank you!

"I just recovered from a total knee replacement 6 weeks ago & have done great. In fact I went back to work this past Thursday, thanks to Dr. Wright & modern medicine."
Virginia (Johnson) Shaw Scherler, '54

Fray Palmer, '45, suffered a heart attack about a month ago. Last report was that he was doing 'ok'. Fray still operates Bucks Pawn in Lawton.

Numerous classmates or spouses of classmates continue with treatments: Dee (Vanderpool) Glass; Buddy Carey (husband of Sue Riddle); Sue (Chalk) Briggs - her surgery on Halloween went well and at this writing, she is on way home - Nov. 14; Terri (Stowe) Gill (wife of Tim Gill) is now at home, with care, after some 3 months of hospitals & rehab; Joey (Johnston) Wilkerson has been in hospital but back at 'home' in medical facility in Mustang.


Walter C. Quoetone, 58, of Norman passed on October 30. Services were November 3 in Norman with burial at Mt. Scott KCA Cemetery. Walter was - I believe - LHS class 1977. He is survived by wife Elizabeth (Sohl); large extended family.
Extended obit in Lawton paper November 1, page 9-A.

Robin (Glasby) Castillo, 55, of Lawton passed on October 18. A Memorial service was held October 25.
Robin was LHS class 1974. Her folks were Don and 'Bobbie' (Knox) Glasby, both deceased. She is survived by husband Rick; a son, Austin.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Philip Dean Pahdopony, 61, of Columbus, OH, passed on October20. Services were October 26 in Lawton.  Phillip was LHS class 1969. He is survived by his wife Laurie (Gray); large extended family.
His extended obit is in the Lawton paper, October 24, page 5-A.


The weather has been beautiful and created a gorgeous fall in the home-town! Sending regards to each of you.......Georgia

Anniversary photo left to right: Pat (Horton) Rogers; Sima (Stein) Kaplan; Billie (Suggs) Penn; Barbara (Ramey) Wiseman.

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