Wednesday, May 1, 2013

......LHS News......
Originally sent April 26

Color me happy!  Finally got to bottom of my on-going computer problems.  Just as I had been telling's the phone line stupid! Was!  New one!  So far so good! Because of being off-line most of the past 2 weeks (and before), some news is older, but note worthy and lot of it! 

Gale McCray writes that you can type in '2013 High Chaparral Reunion Rudy Ramos reads Geronimo' on YouTube and get this LHS grad reading the early stages of a one-man show he has in progress.

'59 classmate Sam Joyner of Tulsa has been doing photography work for many years now.  Sam currently has an exhibit of 34 prints that will hang in the Capitol Building Gallery in OKC through June 16th. There is an Opening Reception on Tuesday April 30, 4:00pm ~ 6:00pm. Sam said he would
"love to see any classmates come by".
Beverly (Dayton) Hardcastle, '60, writes that she would love to hear from any classmates who were friends of her brother Billy Dayton. Billy was class '59 and sadly is deceased. <>

I received my copy of Mike Wyants new book - 'Nasha Bil Hoga'.  Beautiful cover (photo taken by Mike), windmill and 'plains' look we in Oklahoma take for granted. Haven't had opportunity to read it yet, but soon.
Available through

Tempe "Tip"(Cockrell) Brown, '57, stayed with '60's grad Judy (Brooks) Clark on a recent trip to FL. Wrote they had "a grand ole time reminiscing." Tip went on to say she has a childrens book coming out soon.  I asked her to keep me posted and I will share the info. Tip lives in SC.

Sing Happy April Birthday to:  Gwen (Wood) Phelps, '59; Don Dayton, '57; Suzy (Gill) Salas, '64;
Kay (Holsey) Strickland' 59; Jerry (Sasser) Childs, '59 - Jerrys is April 1!  No kidding!
Sorry I missed Paul Sopers special day in March.  Very Happy belated Paul! 

btw....Don Dayton and wife Margie (Johns) celebrated their 54th anniversary on April 18th.  Major congrats guys!!!

Typo....Marilyn Morris lives in Ft. Worth, NOT Boerne as previously mentioned!!!
Appreciate kind emails from LHS grads, some just saying 'hi', others with news. 
Sarah (Beasley) Wheatley, '69; Vreda Corinne (Decker) Schieman, '51; Connie (Conerly) Pollner; Mary (Bowman) Thigpen, '49; Mary (Simpson) Milby, '56; Ron Jones, '55; Wanda (Pahdoco) McDaniel; Judy (Brooks) Clark, '60;  Sue D. Burpo, '54; Dan McBee, '59, and wife Susan; Ronnie Cochrane, '58 and wife Carolyn.

Kenny Dorrell, '58, had hand surgery recently. Think he is doing well.

Recently learned that Judy (House) Hargrove, '59, fell on March 3 and broke her shoulder.  Shes had surgery, plate have been removed and she is in therapy. Improving.

Jerry Doughty, '56, is undergoing treatment for a type on skin cancer.  Not the worst type, not the least. Jerry is married to '59 classmate
Pat (Dunn).

John Mercadante, '64,
is in process of hip replacement surgery.  This to replace a previous hip replacement that went awry!

Numerous others re-cooping and/or taking treatment.  I know our prayers are with them all for speedy and full recoveries.


Richard O. Morrison, 85, of Georgetown, TX, passed April 7.  Richard was LHS class 1946. Richard loved airplanes and flying.  He is survived by wife Joy; 2 sons and spouses; numerous grand children.
Services were Friday April 26, First United Methodist church in Georgetown.  Burial followed in Killeen, TX at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery - 11463 State Highway 195.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Thomas James Hendershot, 91, of Lawton, passed on April 20.  Services were April 24.  Thomas was LHS class 1941.  He is survived by 2 daughters;  numerous grandchildren and several good friends.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Leslie (Hamm) Maddox, 70, of Lawton, passed on April 1after a long illness with diabetes. Leslie was LHS class 1960. She was the daughter of Dr. Les and Alice Hamm and Leslie spent her professional life in education and leadership training.  She is survived by husband Jim, LHS class 1956; 2 daughters; a son; grandchildren; 2 brother - Tom and Jimmy.  A memorial service was held April 5 in Lawton.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Marlene (Clements) Scott, 78, Elgin, passed on April 18.  Grave side services were at Highland Cemetery in Lawton on April 22.
She was LHS class 1952.  Marlene is survived by husband Ronnie; a son; a daughter; several grand children.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Richard Lee Doye, 85, of Lawton, passed on April 8. Richard attended Lincoln grade school, junior high, and LHS, graduated about 1944-45? He worked at his fathers grocery store on 2nd street.  He is survived by his wife Mary Lou (Owens); 5 children and spouses; numerous grandchildren.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Our sympathies are with those who have lost loved ones.


Spring still eluding us in the home town.  Had a freeze Tuesday/Wed morn April 24.  My plants are worn out from being moved out and in! Regards to all..........

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