Friday, November 1, 2013

......LHS News......
Originally sent October 10

I have a '59 classmate - PATSY (Sherratt) Theobald - and for some strange reason I insist on calling her Nancy. I did so (again) in last news & I apologize & will see if I can get my brain in gear!

From the eMail bag:
Frankie (Ingraham) Kinderman sends....."a 'hello' to longtime friend and neighbor of the past, Kenneth Easton. I hope to get home before long and would love to see some of those Lawton schools kids."

Ron Poole, class '55, and wife Marilyn send word that they are moving from the Seattle area to Austin Texas on Sept 30th. Their email will remain same.

Tom Burroughs, '56, writes....."I had the opportunity to talk with Pat Adair and see the pix from Canada. I had been to all the places she showed me but was nice to see them again. It has been several months since my wife (Phyllis) passed away and I'm still adjusting. I also talked with Charlotte McGill today in California and she is doing well and doing lots of traveling. Both these gals were a big part of my growing up years and it is always nice to touch base."
btw.....Tom would like to visit with any classmates via email or snail mail.

Laci Franks, 18 year old granddaughter of classmate Shirley (Edgmon) Franks, '55, has enlisted in the US Navy & is headed to Great Lakes Basic training in November! Anchors Away Laci!

Bruce Knowles up Alaska way writes....."Our summer is coming to an end, we had frost last week [end of Aug] and leaves are turning colors. I thought I would send you some flowers our friend grew. They are Delphiniums; that what you get with 24 hours of sunlight."

Sept. 2013..... Jeane Virginia (Stockton) O’Brien, class of 1961 retired from USAA, San Antonio, after 19 years, 7 months and 19 days. LHS classmates at the retirement party: Neta (Sparkman) Callihan, ’65; Dee (Dever) Brame (and spouse Charlie), ’65; and George Glasby, '57 (and spouse Carol), ’59. Jeane and hubby of 47 years, Jim, are selling their home in Canyon Lake TX and moving to Florida, Myakka City area near Tampa. All the best...enjoy!

Had nice visit with Janette (Hanes), '54, she has found a house and is in process of moving 'home' to Lawton. Welcome!!

I attended the Friday night event for the recent class 1958 reunion. Great crowd, lot of '58ers and all seemed to be having a good time. Numerous from 'other years' as well. There should be pictures posted on Facebook under Lawton High class 1958 or some similar tag.

And, Ed Harp has photo album of pictures at joint reunion held back on August 2-3. Email Ed and he will tell you how to access. He is still hoping to get some pictures from the Friday night event at Ramon Johns house.

Congratulations to Senior Chance Moody who was crowned LHS Homecoming Queen on Thursday evening (Oct. 3).

Sing belated Happy (September) Birthday to Bill Scott, '59; Ron Jones, '55.

Also a Happy 60th Anniversary (Sept) to Bill and Joyce (Allison) Gentry. Bill is class '52, Joyce is class '53. Major congrats guys! btw...the happy couple was pictured in the Oklahoman under Anniversaries - Sept. 21.

And...hats 'n horns for Happy (October) Birthdays: Suzanne (Jones) Crawford; Marilyn (Lewis) Smith; Tom Dillon; Wayne Parks; Jim Powers; Princess (Gill) Turner.


Mike Wyant, '57, is continuing to improve [slowly] after a hospital stay following a couple of very bad falls causing damage to his low back plus malfunction and ultimate replacement of his defibrillator. Mike, I know all join me in wishing you a good recovery.


Jack Cherry Shanklin, 79, of Houston, TX, passed on September 30 after a battle with cancer. Jack was LHS class 1952. Jack was one of 7 children and is survived by current wife Debbie; 2 sons and their families; 3 daughters and their families; 8 grandchildren, extended family. He is also survived by brother Bob Shanklin of Lawton; sister Jane Jones of Lawton; brother Jerry Shanklin of Spring, TX. A memorial service was held in Houston on October 3.

Farris Lindsey, 72, of Walters, passed on September 27. Services were September 30. Farris was LHS class 1959. Farris is survived by wife Mary (Langford); 3 sons; 2 brothers and extended family. Extended obit and guest book at: www

Lt. Col. Don Van Dyke, DVM, 80, of Ft. Worth, TX passed on September 9. Don was LHS class 1951. Graveside services with full military honors were held September 11 in Comanche. Don is survived by a brother Jack Van Dyke and extended family.
Online guest book at:

Ernest "Louis" Boyce, 81, of Edmond, passed on August 31 after a long battle with Parkinsons. Louis was LHS class 1950. He was very involved with the FFA and his four man team won 3 State wide livestock show judgings. He is survived by wife Betty (Wood), '55; three grown children and their families; extended family. Betty has moved to a Senior Living Village of 62 and older in Edmond. Extended obit and guest book at: www.

Genevieve "Gents" Stamps Latham, 94, of Lawton passed on October 2. There will be a grave side service at 1:00pm, Tuesday October 15, at Highland Cemetery in Lawton. Gents is the mother of LHS classmates Bill Stamps, Jr; Sue (Stamps) Johnson; 5 grandchildren and large extended family.
Obit and guest book at: www

Elna C. "Peggy" (Davie) Raley, 97, of Norman passed on October 3. Services were October 8 in Lawton. Peggy is mother of LHS classmates Tom Raley; Patricia (Raley) Welch; grand and great grandchildren and extended family.
Obit and guest book at: www

Our sympathies and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones.


Regards to all............Georgia