Everything is still about the same as
shown on the 2001 bio, except for the addition of two more
grandchildren, Allison Kate Shropshire (4) and Jenna Beth Andrew
(3). The total is now seven.
On a part-time basis, I'm in my eighth
year as manager of the Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation.
I usually do this three days a week unless there's something else
I need to do. Good retirement job that doesn't interfere with
huntin', fishin' and campin'; and helps pay for the
"toys" to do these things.
Bill is enjoying his
retirement after 32 years as an educator. He loves to bike, hike,
fish, garden and travel. He and his wife, Linda (Weir, class of
'63) will celebrate their 40th anniversary next summer in Vail, CO
where they have spent part of the summer and fall for the last 20
years. Linda retired from the Wichita area Technical college after
30 years. They also like to spend part of the winter on the Texas
Gulf coast. They have lived in Wichita, KS since 1967.
Their son, Jon, maintains the web sites
for the University of Colorado. He and his wife, Chrystal,
recently became the parents of their third grandchild.
Their daughter, Teri, is an administrator
for Social Security in the Orlando, FL area. She has two children,
Zach and Ashlyn.
Bill & Linda will be unable to attend
the class reunion this year because their friend gave them sky box
tickets to the OSU-K State game that weekend.
They would live to hear from everyone.
The e-mail address is email@example.com.
My wife Carol and I
have three children. Jaclyn (24) is a first grade teacher. Michael
21 and William 14 are students.
I sold my business in 1998 and now enjoy
fishing, golfing and Boy Scouts.
I'm actually considering coming to the class reunion this year.
We'll have to see.
Here is a bio: MBA Oklahoma State University 1966. Phillips
Petroleum Company 1966-1969. Hardee's Food Systems Rocky Mount, NC
1969-1971. Self employed 1971 to present. I operate restaurants
and a commercial warehousing business. I still live in Rocky
Mount, NC. Married 30 years. Two children and three grand
I have three children, 2 girls and one boy
all grown and married with children. I have eight grandchildren,
three girls and five boys.
I just recently
moved back to Stillwater from Carrollton, Texas and am currently living with my daughter
Lori and her family.
My husband Kenneth Rauch and I have three
children, Craig, Kenneth II and Carole. We have three
grandchildren, Brooke, Marshall and Blake and two
great-grandchildren from a blended second marriage, Aston and
Shawn. It's a good life.
I am retired and working harder than ever
at gardening, ranching, music (I still sing in church choir) and
raising grandchildren. I get to take extended trips with my
daughter Carole. We've been to Mexico, Los Angeles, Victoria
Canada, New York city and Montana. It has been great
mother-daughter time. The boys and their families live within 5
miles of us. This is a great blessing also.
Robi and I will not attend the
45th reunion due to a previously scheduled conflict and the press
of business. We have had a closed practice (no new clients) for
over ten years, but every once in a while I agree to represent a
new client at the request of an old client or attorney friend. I
have to learn to say no. Saying yes two times this year
practically doubled my hours the past six months. I am going back
to working part time (4 to 5 days a week). We look forward to the
50th class reunion and will be there.
Robi and I have been blessed with good
health. Since the last reunion...
1. We have a new granddaughter named "Casey", in
addition to the 4 older grandsons and,
2. We have a new addictive hobby, scuba diving. We have dived
around 20 Caribbean islands, and swam with whale sharks in Mexico,
seen a Hawaiian Monk Seal (an endangered species), a Belize Toad
Fish (very rare) sharks, stingrays, barracuda, all kinds of eels,
and beautiful tropical fish and coral We are hooked!
Our life is family (each successive
generation is more fun), church, travel, diving "OU
football", and too much work.
The past five years have found my
husband and me helping to get our daughter and son through
college, and we have almost made it! Our daughter, LeAnne,
graduated from OSU in May, 2006 with a master's degree in
accounting. She is now employed as an accountant with EnCana, an
oil and gas company, in Denver. Our son, Brian, will graduate from
OSU in December, 2006, with a bachelor's degree in economics. He
has already accepted a position as a software consultant beginning
in January, 2007, with Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. in Houston.
I continue to manage the In-School
Placement Program at Stillwater Middle School and Ben is an
analyst for the Information Technology Department at OSU. In the
summer I love to be outdoors in our garden. In the winter you will
find me in my spare time by the fireplace doing counted
Ben and I enjoy playing in the Hand Bell
Choir and singing in the Sanctuary Choir at our church.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the
Mary Kay Cooper
I’m an Okie again. Living not far from my roots. After I lost my
soul mate, best friend and husband of 41 years, Lynn Warren, I
moved back to Perry to be close to one of my kids. The one that
didn’t threaten a cheap nursing home.
much soul searching, decided I needed a purpose. Found myself
volunteering. Keep my granddaughter when she is not in school
and allow her to do things she wouldn’t get to do because her
parents work. Signed up for two Main Street committees to help
keep this small town alive. Spend a couple days a week helping
the museum move into the computer age. With so many working
parents, the school has problems getting volunteers so I do what
I can to help. Still find time for my hobbies, gardening, sewing
and painting. When I get tired of the rat race, I can pack my
car, go somewhere for a week or two and not get fired. I have
found time for another passion---restoring an old house to
livable condition. Stripped it down to stud wall and replace
wiring, plumbing and insulation. Come to think of it, I didn’t
replace insulation because it didn’t have any-- but it does now.
There are plenty of houses in this small town that need someone
to love them. Travel and going to plays fill in when I get
I retired in 2000 after
teaching Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, and related courses in
medical schools and universities. Traveling and experiencing new
cultures has been one of my big pleasures, though I've been in
Texas since retirement.. Now, I'm doing "a bit of." You
know -- a bit of writing, a bit of traveling, a bit of volunteer
work, a bit of ....
I won't be attending the reunion this
year, though it sounds like lots of fun. I'm enjoying reading
My sister, Nan Goodwin, lives and
works in Odessa, Texas, My niece, Melissa and her husband, Geoff
and their daughter, Fiona, live in Alexandria, Virginia. My
nephew, Pat Goodwin, lives and works in San Angelo, Texas
I am retired. I tutor writing at Richland
College as a volunteer and I also do volunteer work at Baylor
Hospital. I read quite a bit and go to movies.
My husband, George Naas, and I
have run a printing company together for the last 38 years, since
we were married in 1968. We are still running the company and I
have added ad specialty imprinted items to what we do, as well as
the regular offset printing, which we produce ourselves.
We like to square dance and are active in
the Denver area square dance community. We also like to travel. My
husband and my son bowl together in a Lakewood bowling league.
My daughter, Rachel Robson, is married
and living in Baldwin City, Kansas. She is a professor at Washburn
University at Topeka, Kansas. She just finished her dissertation
and is now officially a Ph.D. in microbiology. She finished her
schooling at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City,
Kansas. She loves teaching
My son, Alan Naas, is in the management
division at central regional headquarters for Enterprise
Rent-A-Car. He travels the state of Colorado installing new
offices, overseeing maintenance, installing new computer systems,
etc. He has been with Enterprise for two years. He likes to travel
and has taken several international trips alone. However, in early
September this year the two of us traveled together and spent a
week in New Zealand. It was terrific! We backpacked!
My husband and I are still quite busy
running our printing and promotional products business. I am quite
active in the regional Chamber of Commerce and in several business
networking groups. We are going on a cruise in October to the
Western Caribbean with 18 other square dance couples and friends
from the Denver area. I organized this cruise and have formerly
organized a similar cruise to Alaska. These are really fun...
going with friends.
Since the last reunion, I have
lost my parents, 11 months apart in 2002. My daughter, Robin and
husband Don, granddaughter Raven (13) and grandson Reed (9) live
in Cassville, Missouri. Robin has been admissions counselor at
Crowder College for 19 years and recently received her masters
from John Brown University.
My son, Travis and his wife Dana,
grandsons Trevor (9) and Brodte (9 mo.) live in Ada, Oklahoma
where Travis is the chief pilot for Pre-Paid Legal Services. Dana
has a photography business.
I have put in 25 years at Delaware County DHS. I am a
Family Support Supervisor. I could have retired four years ago and
I still go back every day just as if I like it (and I really do!)
I serve as a volunteer for our county's free medical clinic. I am
on the advisory board for N.E. Oklahoma Community Action. I put as
much time as I can help out our county's native American folks! As
always, I try to keep connected to the local family and consumer
science programs (keeping some ties to the two home economic
My biggest joy is my wonderful
My husband, Cy Buikstra, and I
are semi-retired and starting to do some more traveling. We just
celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary in Arizona. We planned to
attend this reunion, but when it was changed to fall we couldn't
fit it into our plans. We always go north to Montana and Wyoming,
as I have a brother who is not well and we go to help and visit.
Hope it's a Great One!
I still do stained glass work and have
many other interests in my life.
Since our last reunion I have seen
several changes. The Stillwater Community Center
Foundation did manage to save the community center and have
new seats installed in the auditorium. That is the
good news. Other changes: my former husband,
Joel, died in November of 2004, my mother, Bobbie
Durham, died in January of 2005. And two of the people I had
called my close friends died, one in April, and one in June
of 2005. Then my only remaining Stillwater relative moved
away. And finally, the OSU Foundation used the
threat of eminent domain to acquire my childhood home on
I still like to swim, go to
aerobics, and concerts, play scrabble, read almost
everything by Grant Jeffrey and Yacov Rambsel. Am looking
for traveling companions and perhaps a new city in
which I can thrive and find new significant relationships
Retired from D.O.I., BLM, Fire and Aviation
Self employed: Cardboard
Web Page: http://myweb.cableone.net/4jdurham/durham/family.html
Children: (2) Scott - Assembly
Prod. Eng. Manager – Micron Technology, Boise
Scott has 3 children: JB (11), Taylor (9), Sidney (4).
Scott is an O.S.U. graduate (1988)
Brad – Deceased 1990 at age 22 (auto accident, McCall, Idaho)
I graduated with a BS in Zoology/Wildlife
from O.S.U. and an MS in Wildlife Science from New Mexico State
University. I worked for the Bureau of Land Management in
New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Idaho, before retiring in Boise,
Idaho (near the grandkids).
I make a trip most every year to Mexico;
usually the Baja. Many trips are with the Boise Book Club of
which I am President. We meet weekly to have drinks, plan
trips, have drinks, and might discuss a book someday if we in fact
ever read one.
Spouse: Doris, Retired
Married: 40 years Children: 2
Doris and I have been married over 40 years have lived in the
Houston area since graduating from OSU in 1966. We have two sons
who are married and also live in the Houston area. We are
expecting our first grandchild next year.
We’ve been blessed with good health and finances and have been able to
do some fun things and travel in our five years of retirement.
I work part-time doing the accounting at church, play a little golf and
usually have a backlog of projects around the house.
My wife, Anna (a 1964 SHS
graduate) and I have been married for 42 years. We have two
daughters who are both SHS graduates. Anita, a 1983 graduate,
works for a branch of the U.S. Justice Department. Currently
located in Doha, Qatar. Her husband John recently retired from the
USMC. They have given us two grandsons, William age 4 and Samual
age 10 months.
Radawn is a 1990 SHS graduate and 1998
graduate of SWOSU. She works at a manufacturing plant in
Gainesville, Texas. They manufacture the blades for wind
generators. Her husband, Bobby, is a Sgt. on the Gainesville
Police Dept. They have given us a granddaughter Rawley age 4.
I have been employed with Stillwater
National Bank since retiring from the Stillwater Police Dept. in
1987, after a twenty-year career. Anna and I enjoy traveling. We
have made several trips to Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico,
Colorado and Kansas. Since 2003 we have made three trips to
Hawaii. The last was to be there for our Grandson's birth. In
March 2006 we went to Doha, Qatar. When not traveling, I enjoy
working in my woodworking shop and working in the yard. We also
live with Larkii, an 8-year-old Boston Terrier who runs the house
and takes care of us when we're ill... or she thinks she does.
eight of us are currently blessed with health and happiness.
We’ve experienced sickness and sadness, and find we like health
and happiness more J
We enjoy playing together so take opportunities to gather and
This year September will see us in Denver
area as we exchange homes with Larry’s brother. Eldest son Scott
is an architect in CT and NY and designs and builds mostly homes
presently. He’ll fly into CO from JFK and see the mountains. He
loves to ski and hike… this time hike.
Middle son Mike is married to Jeanie and
are raising 2-year-old son Seneca (brightest of all J).
Mike and Jean (currently full time Mom & triathlon enthusiast)
are engineers in Boston area.
Youngest son Robert and wife Leah are
teachers gaining their master’s in administration. They live
less than 5 miles from us, so we get to go to museums, drives,
kayak, etc. regularly.
Husband Larry Fisher and I share interest
in family, church work, home, community, music/theater, housing
for challenged, teaching/leading seminars, … and “being”.
After graduation and a couple of
years at OSU I ended up going on Active Duty with the Navy in
1964. A very profound year. I was assigned to a Patrol Squadron
spending two tours in the Far East. Returned to OSU using the GI
Bill. Finally graduated in 1968.
I then moved to Hartford, CT with a large
Insurance Company handling Large Construction projects and
International Marine Insurance. Traveled most of the U.S.A. with
them. Also worked in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In Los Angeles
I had an office romance with Julia Long. We got married in 1972,
and are still happily married.
We moved back to Hartford for about three
years. (It seemed like 20). When it snowed 15 inches on April 15,
we decided to move back to Los Angeles. In 1986 I went to work for
a large Japanese Manufacturing company. I was their Risk, Employee
Benefits and Safety Manager for their U.S. operations. I ended up
traveling to all but one of the other states I had not visited...
49 out of 50.
I got tired of working, business travel
and a long commute, so I retired at the end of 2001.
We moved up to the California Gold
Country east of Sacramento for a couple of years, then moved back
to Southern California. We now live in Aliso Viejo, CA. About two
miles from the beach... as the crow flies.
Since retirement, I have had tree
different volunteer jobs. I first trimmed roses in a rose garden
outside of Pasadena, CA. I worked as a small business consultant
with SCORE. (Senior Corps of Retired Executives). I am now
cleaning fish tanks and petting jelly fish at the Ocean Institute
in Dana Point, California.
I will not be able to make the class
reunion in 2006, as we are scheduled to celebrate Mozart's
birthday in Vienna, Austria at that time.
I'm not going to be able to attend our
SHS reunion as Ft. Smith HS is scheduled for October 6-7, 2006!
Since our last reunion our family has
doubled from 4 to 8!! Daughter Holly Hannahlee married Scott and
had Riley Hannah (our 1st grandchild)! Son Marty married Kiley
and had Jordan Maye.
Marshall and I don't see retirement in
our future. I'm still at Chase Bank and have a home-based
Arbonne (health and wellness) business. We continue to ski Wolfe
Creek at Christmas, water ski in Arkansas, and do weights a
couple of times a week + the Arbonne keeps me young!
Sorry we couldn't reschedule to be
there with you . . . . .stay in touch.
Front: Mike, Raya, Janan, Grandma Foster,
Katrina, Louie, Stephanie. Back: Melak,
Mark, Jan, Erik
Jan and I were married on August 27, 1962, we have three
children, Mike 39 yrs, Steph 36 yrs, and Mark 34 yrs.
Mike, his wife, Melak and
daughters Suraya, 9 yrs and Janan, 7 yrs, live in Brussels,
granddaughters attend a French speaking elementary school; all
classes are solely in French. Mike works for FedEx and has worked for them in Dubai,
Holland and now Belgium. He
graduated from Richmond College in England and has remained
overseas since 1984 except for a year stint in Atlanta, GA.
Stephanie and her husband, Erik,
live in Stillwater and have two children, Katrina, 8 yrs and
Louie, 3 yrs. Steph
is expecting her third child on October 6th that coincides with
our 45th Reunion. Steph has a BA in Spanish, MA in International Management
and teaches on-line Spanish at OSU. She and Erik bought the old Ingham/Draper house on Kings
and are in the midst of refurbishing the house. Erik owns Titan Logistics, a trucking company.
Mark and his girl friend,
Kristin and her daughter, Kenna, live in Gun Barrel City, TX.
Mark has our oldest grandchild, Nicole, who is 9 years
old. Mark attended
school in England and Indonesia. He drives a tractor-trailer rig for a Dallas company and
stays busy with E-bay sales, fishing and camping.
After my retirement in 1994 I
consulted for energy related businesses. My clients included a native corporation, ASRC,
Amerada-Hess, Williams, Enron (yes!), Triton, US Air Force and
others. Jan and I
enjoy travel and are fortunate to have a son living in Brussels
which allows us to work out of his home on trips through Europe.
I enjoy golf and fishing while Jan is busy playing
bridge, shopping and enjoying life.
This past year was extremely difficult for us as Jan was
diagnosed with ovarian cancer in August 2005. She had surgery and has completed her chemotherapy. So far all her tests have been negative and she is
feeling great. We're
headed for Brussels, Prague and Slovenia soon after the 45th
interestingly employed as an engineer representing the Naval
Nuclear Propulsion Program to the Yucca Mountain Project.
I have three children on the west coast, successfully
making their way, except not realizing one of their important jobs
in life, which is to provide grandchildren for their parents. I am enjoying the national parks in this part of the
country and the entertainment of Las Vegas, with the good weather
providing many possibilities to stay active. One of the good surprises in the last decade was the
rediscovery at my first reunion attendance 10 years ago of the
many fine people in our class, and having the good fortune to see
several of you from time to time since then.
I look forward to seeing you in October.
My wife, Nancy, and
I have been married for 36 years. We have two daughters, Lisa R.
Morgan age 34 and Lori D. Franklin age 32. We have three
grandchildren; Neal born 7-16-2003, Joy born 7-1-2005 and Reece
born 6-20-2006. Lisa is a speech pathologist for a school district
in a western suburb of Chicago. Lori is director of training and a
social worker for family and children's services in Tulsa.
I sold my accounting practice in Dec.
2004 and I am now a full-time househusband and church volunteer. I
am greatly enjoying retirement. Nancy is the accounting supervisor
for the City of Stillwater. She plans to retire on August 1, 2007
and then we plan to do some traveling and see a lot of this
country and world which we have not seen. Also plan to spend more
time with our daughters and grandchildren. I enjoy reading every
chance I get.
My wife, Myla, and I have
been married for 41 years and have two children, Brent of Oklahoma
City, and Stacia Scott of Stillwater. Stacia and husband Jeff have
three children: Sydney age 7 and twins Carson and Colby age 6.
Brent and his wife, Rhonda don't have children. I am a retired
graphic/communication specialist from Gulfstream Aerospace where I
worked for 37 years. My wife is Deaconess Hospital's first 40+
year employee where she works in the pharmacy. I do some freelance
graphic work just to keep in shape. I enjoy golf, league bowling,
and attending grandkids' ballgames. I'm looking forward to the
reunion this year.
Bill Gray &
Linda Gudgel March 20,
It was nice getting the email regarding
the next reunion. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it.
I live in Anchorage, Alaska, for 20 years
now. It is a wonderful place, full of all kinds of adventures. I
moved in 1985 after I divorced my husband of 17 years. After
graduation I went to OSU and became a Chi Omega sorority girl and
a member of the Angel Flight. I graduated with a degree (BA) in
Speech Pathology. I married Bob Imle in 1964, became a mother of
my first child, Kay a year later. Bob joined the Air Force and we
were sent to Enid, OK. My other two children were born in Enid.
Kay is now a mother of 3 boys, the oldest graduating from high
school this May. Shannon is a mother of 2 boys, she adopted them a
little over a year ago, brothers ages 9 and 7. Matthew, my son, is
the father of 2 beautiful girls. Kay and Matthew live in Virginia
and Shannon lives in Texas.
I never worked as a Speech Pathologist
but I did go back to school when we were transferred to Arkansas
and I got my second degree (in nursing) there. I worked as a
Critical Care nurse for almost 17 years. I stopped being a nurse
in 1990, a good decision.
After I retired as a nurse I went back to
school and got my third degree (BA) in criminal justice. I haven’t
done anything with that degree either but I enjoyed the scholastic
environment. I got a job as a computer person for the University
of Alaska Anchorage. I was employed there for over 7 years.
When I left the university I worked for a
non-profit organization for a short period of time then I was
hired as a computer specialist by the National Park Service. I
worked there for 3 years and then the money ran out.
At present I am a freelance computer
specialist, I do end user support for people here in Anchorage. A
friend of mine and I started a little business that is getting
bigger and bigger all the time. My job is to make house calls
(sounds like nursing) and see what is wrong with the computer. If
it needs to be completely re-done I take it home and fix it,
otherwise I try to fix it in the customer's home. It is fun and I
meet a whole lot of great people.
For fun I run marathons (I ran my first
at age 61), I ride long distances on my bicycle (200 or more miles
at one time) and I do a lot of hiking and boating. I don’t fish
but I do a lot of other stuff. Skiing is not one of my better
sports but it is fun. I have been an avid participant I the Gold
Nugget Triathlon, not very competitive but I have a lot of fun!
My daughter, Shannon and I ran out
first marathon last October in San Francisco. We ran in the Nike
2nd Annual All women's Marathon. It was hard but I finished within
the allotted time and got the treasured finishers necklace and
T-shirt. This was Shannon's first journey into competitive
running. I have been racing shorter distances for about 18 years.
I haven't won any trophies but I have a lot of fun.
I have enjoyed living in Alaska.
Today, 03/20/2006, is the first day of spring and I shoveled my
driveway for the fourth time in two days. We are in the midst of a
late winter storm. It won’t be spring here for another month.
My mother and brother still live in
Stillwater, my Dad died a few years ago. Fred, my bother, owns and
operates The Aqua Mart Pet and Hobby Center. Mother is in a
nursing home, she turns 92 this September.
I have a son, Bryan, and a
daughter, Kristin, and a granddaughter, Emma Grace. I am employed
at Quantum Corp. as purchasing manager for inventory, expense and
My interest this past 2 years has been
spending time with my granddaughter. I enjoy the Colorado Rockies
scenery, musical plays, fine arts displays and craft fairs. Also
an occasional trip to Cripple Creek to gamble.
On February 3, 2007 Dean and I
will celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. We have two sons.
Scott is married to Rhonda and lives in Perkins and is a salesman
with Kinnumen's Rental and Sales. Rhonda is a supervisor with the
Dept. of Human Services in Stillwater. They have a daughter Blaine
who is 13 and a son Barrett age 3 1/2. Blaine is involved in FFA
in Perkins showing her Duroc pigs at the fair in the fall and
spring shows. She is playing softball in the spring and summer
league and then plays spring school fast-pitch as a catcher on the
team and then continues it into the fall ball. We just get out of
that then it is into basketball. We help her to get to her ball
practices and attend most of her games, if at all possible.
Barrett is a copy of his Dad and it is such a joy to hear all of
the tall tales he can come up with. He has a 4-wheeler that he
really enjoys and he loves anything that has to do with outdoors.
Our other son Dennis lives in
Collinsville, is married to Christy and they have two sons: Riley
age 1 1/2 and Brady 10 weeks. They have their hands full with
those two. Dennis is an Echo Tech with St. Francis Hospital and
Christy is a Supervisor with St. Francis of Broken Arrow and the
Laurette Hospital in Tulsa in Medical Records and coding. Dennis
rids a Harley Davidson Deuce and travels with his Dad, when he
gets the opportunity to get a break from work.
Dean has been retired two years now from Mercruiser,
after working for them for 23 years. I have been a Sales Director
with Mary Kay Cosmetics for 26 years and I have a home-based
business assisting elderly people with running errands, getting
them to the doctor's appt. or buying groceries. I always say that
this is the last one I am going to take care of, because I get to
attached to them and then they are gone. I call it Driving Miss
Daisy. We travel around the area for a day trip, it gets them out
of their house and seeing parts of Oklahoma.
Dean still has his Harley Davidson Road King and
takes trips to several different states with some of his riding
buddies. I had two motorcycles that I drove but I totaled my
second car, so my cycle driving days are over. I only ride behind
Dean on short trips. Dean just made a trip to Austin, Texas and
hauled back a 1956 Ford Pickup that he will start rebuilding this
We are involved in Lost Creek Methodist Church, which
is a country church just a couple of miles from the house. I do a
lot of travel with Mary Kay. I have consultants in New York,
Texas, California, Oklahoma Illinois, Kansas and Missouri, so that
keeps me busy also. I hope I never have to retire.
We are looking forward to being able to watch the
three grandsons in sports in a couple of years. They are going to
be such fun!
Hiner & Carol Jardot
We're very proud of our son and
four daughters and their spouses who are all busy raising our
eight wonderful grandchildren, four boys and four girls. They
range in age from 7 (second grade) to 19 (freshman at OSU).
Carl is now in his sixth four-year term
as Payne county Sheriff--all but the first term in 1985 have been
unopposed. Carol is still working at the Oklahoma Department of
Career Tech in the Federal Legislation Division. We are both
looking forward to retirement within the next few years so we can
spend more time enjoying our home in the country, raising cows,
gardening and traveling.
My family is the same as in my
2001 Bio: 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
All but 2 live in Oklahoma. One lives back east and the other one
lives in Germany with her husband.
I have retired from OSU in 2002 and am
enjoying taking care of great-grandchildren, crocheting, gardening
I won't be attending the reunion this
Looking forward to seeing
everyone at the class reunion in October.
I retired as an LPN from Tripler Army Medical
Center in Honolulu, HI in 1995. I live in Wichita Falls, TX taking
care of my parents as their driver.
Spouse: Richard (Dick) Chew Occupation: Retired
Married: 42 years Children: 2
Dick and Barbara Michael, Emma, Sophie,
Kathy Christopher, Caleb, Millie, Nancy
Both of us graduated from Oklahoma State
University (’63, ’64, & ’72) and spent many wonderful,
exciting years in Oklahoma, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina,
Massachusetts, Germany and Hawaii.
We have since retired to Mesa, Arizona in 2004 and are
currently enjoying traveling/visiting with family and friends,
hanging out around the pool, going to the library and planning our
next adventure J
Jay (right) , Steve (son) and his three kids (Reece, Karsten and
Jay (son) and Kristin (daughter-in-law).
Jay (wife), Dylan Rock (grandson), Jay Berry (nephew), Blake Berry
(Jay’s son), Ashley Berry (Jay’s wife),
(daughter), Owen Rock (son-in-law), Lauren Jay (daughter) and Jim
Robinson (Lauren’s boyfriend).
It’s hard to believe that it has been (45) years since we
all graduated as the first Senior Class at C.E. Donart High
School. But after I
look around, see my (16) year old daughter Lauren head off to high
school each morning, work with my (37) year old son Steve each day
in our airline consulting firm, and talk to my (40) year old
daughter Hallie by phone, it is easy to remember where the time
wife of (19) years, and Lauren and I live in Kingwood, Texas which
is located in the northeast corner of Houston.
We enjoy the area, play golf and tennis and we travel as
time permits. We have
four grandchildren. Hallie
and her husband Owen Rock have a (10) year old son named Dylan.
Steve and his wife Kristin have a (7) year old son named
Yale, a (5) year old daughter named Reese, and a four year old son
named Karsten. Since
Steve and his “crew” live just a couple of miles away, we see
them several times a week. And,
we try to make it to Stillwater as often as possible to see Dylan,
Hallie, Owen and my father.
Steve and I
operate a boutique consulting firm that accomplishes retained
executive search for the aviation industry.
Via contracted engagements, we search for senior executives
for the major domestic and international air carriers as well as
companies in related aviation industries such as airports,
manufacturers, etc. Our
business is based on a combination of the experience that I gained
in retained executive search at Peat Marwick & Mitchell in
Houston and in human resources management at several companies
including Texas International Airlines in Houston.
Our firm is (20) years old this year and Steve has been a
key part of the operation since he completed his graduate degree
Roxanne and I
won’t be able to attend the reunion this year.
But we will be thinking of Stillwater and the friendships
that were established more than (45) years ago.
Ashleigh, Michelle &
lives have changed since the last class reunion.
We’ve moved from the Dallas area to Washington, DC.
The good news about this is that we’ve remained fully
employed, there is so much to do and see in that area of the
country, and the weather and scenery are a big improvement.
The bad news is that we aren’t able to see the two little
grand-daughters nearly as often as we’d like.
They and their parents are in Dallas; we get there as often
as we can. Our other
son and his wife are living in our Dallas home until we can
retire, and move back to that area.
continue to work for the same phone company; but the name has
changed yet again; it is now Verizon.
The work is interesting, so I don’t complain too much. My
wife, Janice, has been able to continue her sales-rep business
from our new home in Ashburn, Virginia.
history still consumes most of my spare time.
Living in Virginia, the home state of a lot of ancestors,
makes it easier to find those old records that are so much
“fun” to read.
forward to seeing everyone, and getting caught up at the reunion!
I am Executive Pastor of Central
Baptist church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As a sidelight, I
travel internationally once a year on missions trips. My wife,
Martha, is a retired elementary school teacher. We have been
married 39 years and have two children. Brett is 34 and lives in
Chicago. Colin is 30 and lives in St. Louis. We have two
grandchildren. I'll be unable to attend the 2006 class reunion.
Bottom Row: Justin House, Shannon January, Trevor
(son), John January (my son).
2nd Row: April House (my dau.), Kristina House, Travis, Connor
3rd Row: Kathleen (Martin) Thrower, Megan House, Cody House,
Back Row: Frank House, Beau Francis (husb. of g-dau.), Brandi with
Rip Thrower and I have
been married since 1980. We met at Phillips Petroleum, where we
both worked. We were without children for 2 years when my youngest
graduated in 1990. My oldest daughter died in a car wreck in 1992,
so we raised her 2 daughters (then 6 and 9). The oldest
granddaughter is married and has a little boy (we are
great-grandparents now). The youngest granddaughter is now working
on a cruise ship, which circles the Hawaiian Islands. So, Rip and
I are without children again and enjoying it.
My oldest son, Mark, who was 36, died 2
years ago in Manhattan. My youngest son, John and I went to
Manhattan and brought Mark home to Coldspring and buried him next
I then got involved in the local animal
shelter, since I love dogs. Unfortunately I love them too much and
came home with a skinny dog and one of her puppies. That part
Boxer now weighs 66 pounds. I had to give the "puppy"
away when he was 55 pounds as he was leading me on our daily walks
instead of me leading him! As a result of the constant pulling on
the leash, I got a sore shoulder and eventually developed a
"frozen shoulder", for which I had shoulder surgery this
May. So much for my volunteering at the animal shelter. I couldn't
bring any more dogs home! At least I get my daily exercise and I
love dogs almost as much as my grandchildren.
We stuck it out at my daughter's house
last September during Hurricane Rita, which was quite an
experience. We were 4 days without electricity, but luckily, our
house wasn't damaged.
I help my daughter, April, with her
children. My son, John, lives in Rosenburg, south of Houston, and
has 2 boys, who are active in soccer and baseball. I am busy with
my church. Our main social activity, I would say, is "keeping
the doctors in business" and going to my grandchildren's
activities. In other words, if it wasn't for going to the doctor's
office, we wouldn't have a social life! But, at least Rip and I
are in good health.
April's oldest son, Travis struck out 14
players in 6 innings and helped Coldspring win district at the All
Stars Baseball game this summer. That was the highlight of my
summer to watch that. Travis is also the starting Quarterback for
the 7th grade A-team football this year. Of his 6 classes last
year, 4 were accelerated, so Travis will definitely get a college
scholarship somewhere in Texas. Travis wants to play baseball for
the Houston Astros some day.
Mary Anne and I
are still Professors at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, she in
Neonatology and I in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
Medicine. She has become
very active in medical politics, both in the state and nationally.
She is Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Legislative Committee. She
was the first (and, thus far, only) woman to be President of the
Oklahoma State Medical Association.
She is also Chairman of the AMA's Council on Science and
Our daughter, Sara, has been in Los
Angeles since graduation 10 years ago.
She is an independent producer and has some rental property
there. She was back
in Oklahoma last year producing a new TV show, but we haven't seen
it anywhere yet. She
is not married, but has our only "granddog."
Our son, Matthew, just received his Master's in Law and
Diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
He lived in Geneva, Switzerland, for four years before
coming back to Tufts.
He did a lot of bicycling in the Alps.
While he was there, Mac Messenger moved to Geneva, so we
saw Mac and his family on several occasions.
Mac and Matthew would ride their bicycles together and Mac
could actually stay up with him!
Matthew is now in Washington, DC.
He is also unmarried.
I am still Professor of
Medicine and Chief of Staff at the VA.
I have spent quite of bit of extracurricular time working
on tobacco issues. (Tobacco is the single greatest preventable cause of premature
death, in case you were wondering.)
I was President of the American College of Chest Physicians
several years ago, and am now President of the Chest Foundation.
Mary Anne and I are also co-chairs of the capital campaign
for the AMA Foundation. On
the state level, I am Chair of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement
Endowment Trust Fund, the establishment of which will be one of
the most visionary moves the state has ever made.
I am also involved in Turning Point of Central Oklahoma and
several other organizations.
I work out every day, play basketball twice a week and Mary
Anne and I ride our bicycles whenever we can.
In our professional capacities, we still travel some,
having been to China and Cambodia last year.
Most of our travels now are in the US.
But we enjoy traveling whenever and wherever.
I am divorced (twice). I have two
sons and a daughter. I have four step-daughters, two of whom
stayed connected with me after their mother divorced me. Between
these two and my three natural children I have seven grandchildren
who I actually get to have a relationship with.
With regard to my children, my oldest son
is an engineer in San Antonio. He is married and has two sons. My
youngest son is not married and currently is in Iraq with the
Kentucky National Guard. My daughter is a single mom in Frankfort,
Kentucky. She has one daughter.
I still teach special education in
Cushing, Oklahoma. My main hobbies are fishing and digital
photography. I attend church at St. John Catholic Church in
Stillwater. Within the parish I am a member of the Knights of
Columbus. I also serve as part of the leadership team for the
parish Steven Ministry group.
The past two summers I have taken
in several national parks in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and
Wyoming. I love the natural beauty of the desert and the Rockies.
I am retired and enjoy working in
the garden and taking care of the yard. I won't be attending the
reunion this year.
Dave "Verl" McLemore
B.J. and I were married in 2003.
We met in the Philippines, where she was an accountant and had a
I have three kids from my previous marriage: Melinda
Decker of Hartford, Conn.; Michael, Jr. of Dallas; and Leslie
Nichols, also of Dallas. Melinda has given us two precious
grandkids, Audrey and Jack.
I lived and worked overseas for over 15 years. Before
retiring to Oklahoma 6 years ago, I spent the last 6 years based
out of Singapore, and traveling around Asia-Pacific.
B.J. and I enjoy traveling and got to visit Europe
last summer. We raise miniature animals, grow grapes, and make a
little wine. We also have a Bed & Breakfast in Perkins. I also
teach International Business at OSU and B.J. works parttime at the
Stillwater Domestic Violence Center.
I am still working for Cargill in Geneva,
Switzerland as I have been for more than 7 years. I travel to the
Middle East twice a year and within Europe and elsewhere
occasionally. When not in the office I spend a lot of time on my
bicycle. I usually log about 5,000 kilometers a year riding up and
down the mountains in France and Switzerland. My wife, Gail rides
with me some of the time although running is her passion. We have
two additions to the family, grandsons in New York and Las Vegas.
The first picture, taken 2
years ago, is picture of me and the grandkids. Rachel will be 12
in March 2006, Nathan will be 8 in Dec. 2005 and Sarah will be 4
in March 2006. I have one son, Larry Walton who is 41.
I was married for 19 years and have been
divorced for 19 years now. I have lived in Hays, KS since
Dec. 1984. I am an office manager at Fort Hays State
University Computing center and have been here for 21 years. The
other picture was taken when I got my 20 year pin for working at
the computing center for 20 years.
My hobbies, I write poetry, like dancing,
c&w music, oldies but goodies. When I retire, I would
like to move closer to my grandkids.
My husband, Joe White (class of '58),
is very active with the Tucson chapter of Habitat for Humanity. He
helped start a Habistore this year and is President-elect of the
Our elder daughter, Karyn, and her
husband, Michael Hansen, and their children Abigail (9) and
Jonathan (6) live in Columbus, OH. Karyn is an assistant librarian
for the Columbus library system and Michael is a math teacher in a
Columbus High School.
Our younger daughter, Leah, and her
husband, Wade Davis, live in Mankato, MN. Leah is a professor of
speech and communications at Mankato State University and Wade is
a lawyer with a Minneapolis firm's Mankato branch.
After moving to Tucson, I became
interested in pursuing my art on a more professional path. I am
painting in mixed media and abstract acrylic, showing my work
locally and at a cooperative gallery in Tubac, AZ. I was president
of the Otero Gallery for two years. Presently I am serving as
President of Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) and
on the exhibition council for the Drawing Studio. I am taking baby
steps toward beginning to teach mixed media and collage by holding
salons in my studio.
I have two sons, two
daughters-in-law and two grandsons. Matthew and Heather live in
College Station, Texas with sons Lucas and Owen. Charles Andrew
"Andy" and Diana live in New York City.
I am employed as a sales rep for
contemporary Concepts out of Charlotte, NC. Oklahoma is my
territory. Product is a Community Service program offered to
communities with the local funeral home acting as a facilitator. A
volume entitled "Lift Up Thine Eyes" is sent to each
family who loses a loved one and uses the local funeral home.
"Lift Up Thine Eyes" is a religious emphasis volume that
offers short-term and long-term comfort, hope and help to the
Sunnybrook Christian Church and
Stillwater Pioneer Athlete Memorial committee command a lot of my
time. Of course, OSU and Pioneer sporting events are attended as
much as possible. Go Pioneers!!! Go Cowboys!!!
The five years since the last
reunion have been good to Duane and me. Our children, Duane, Jr.
and Christopher have five children between them. We spend lots of
time visiting between the families.
Duane, Jr. is Consul General in Hamburg,
Germany where he lives with his wife, Nazilia, and his two sons,
Kennan (5) and Cameron (2). We love the excuse to revisit our
former Foreign Service life. The boys are a delight and much fun
Christopher and his family, wife Ali, and
children, Cecilia (6), Eric (2) and Grace (3 mo.) live in
Arlington, Virginia where they jointly own a computer business and
Ali is also employed by Nextel. Our visits there allow the
pleasure of seeing the children and reconnecting with the foreign
service friends who have settled in the area.
Though I have quit my volunteer work with
the domestic violence shelter, because of my frequent absences, I
continue to be as active as possible with the League of Women
Duane has been a head coach for high
school football in Avon, Colorado and a volunteer coach in various
towns throughout the valley. He also manages our various real
We are thankful for our continuing good
I am now living in Houghton, MI and working for ThermoAnalytics,
Inc. I moved to Houghton from Dublin, Ireland last May. It is nice
because, for the first time in 30 years, I am living in the same
town with my brother and his family. But it looks like it's too
good to last... After living in Houghton for 21 years, Dave has
accepted a job with the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Hey
will be moving this July. At least now I will have a nice
warm-weather destination for winter vacation, when the snow is
piled eight feet deep in front of my house. That's when I'll head
My wife, Katrine, and I have one son, Jonathon, who graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz in June 2005. He worked the last year in Davis, CA, but moved back to the LA area in August. My wife is involved with volunteer work (a lot with the church) and is doing a lot of Flamenco dancing. She has performed in a number of shows and recitals. She just left for Sevilla, Spain, for a Flamenco festival where she will be taking lessons and attending shows.
I am still employed by The Aerospace Corporation where we support the Air Force in their space program. Most of the people work in the more glamorous area of building satellites (actually, we don't build anything - a contractor is responsible for doing that; we essentially provide systems engineering and integration technical support directly to the Air Force), but I am involved with the ground infrastructure - the ground electronics, antennas, and communications system. We are currently replacing the ground electronics and antennas at the tracking stations throughout the world. For the last year or so I have been involved with the test program.
I like to play tennis when I can. I play singles with my wife (she 's good at hitting the ball back; it's almost like playing against a wall), and we like to play doubles with friends. I still run regularly, but no races at this time. I play duplicate bridge, but only a couple of times a month. I also like skiing (and I am a lot more careful these days) and travel. Actually, at this age, I've found it best to be careful in whatever I do. That's the best bit of wisdom I can offer :-) Oh, yes, and I like to play
I'm disappointed that I won't be able to
attend the 45th class reunion due to vacation plans.
C. (Bob) Oursler, Jr.
Married 40 years in June to
wife, Mary Beth. Daughter: Jennifer and Ray Fas (Downey, CA) Son:
Tom and Stephanie (Aurora, CO)) Granddaughter: Megan Elizabeth Fas
born 1/1/2006. Remaining relatives in Stillwater: Aunt Naomi Von
Guten, Cousin Betty and Ken Meyer. Both parents passed on as well
as both brothers and both sisters (all younger).
Enrolled Agent, Master Tax Advisor,
Office Coordinator, Sr. Tax Instructor for H&R Block for past
15 years. Retired from US Army after 37 years. Retired from Rocky
Flats Nuclear Facility after 10 years. Retired from Martin
Marietta after 10 years.
Hobbies include Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout,
45-year volunteer veteran, Silver Beaver, Wood Badge Instructor),
Model Railroading (VP Rocky Mtn. Div.of Train Collectors Assn.,
train meet chairman, auctioneer), Music (President of Hope UMC
Chancel Choir, soloist, ensemble, percussionist, narrator), church
(liturgist, lay leader, God and Country counselor). Interests:
outdoor activities, swimming, photography, reading, live theater,
walking the dog, stamp collecting, travel, PT Cruisin.
Sonny, Shelbye, Kristye
Shan & Andrea
Spouse: Lynda L.
Volunteer Stillwater Medical Center, Avon Rep.
Children: Shan L.
Director of Facilities Maintenance Athletics OSU
Principal of Sanger Elem.
Granddaughters-Kristye M. (19) SHS Grad. 2005, IMV Grad. 2006
Shelbye L. (14) Stillwater Jr. High
I retired from the Stillwater Fire Department Dec. 31.2002,
With the fire rank Deputy Fire Chief second in command of
the department. Now, Lynda & I spend most of our
time working in the yard, traveling & fishing. I
still do a little woodworking as a hobby. We have
traveled from Old Mexico to the Grand Canyon & from
California to the Carolina coast. Sure a lot of pretty country
out there. I think Kentucky & Tennessee were the
prettiest to travel through.
Billie Loyce Robbins
Married Name: (Moore) Baker
Spouse: Ronald Baker: Retired
Married 5 years
Ronnie's Children: 2 Grandchildren:
2 Great-Grandchild: 2
Neal Moore is a
Fireman with the Stillwater Fire Department. Neal and his
first wife Janet have 3 children. Lori and her husband Brad
Kastl live in Perkins and have two daughters, Hailey, 3
and Madison 6 months. After graduating from OSU Lori sells
Real Estate in Perkins and Brad is in business with
his father, they are electricians in Perkins. Jody is married
to Travis Cundiff, they live in Pawnee, OK and have one son,
Hagen 5 months. Travis teaches Vocational Agricultural in
Pawnee and after graduation from OSU Jody works for Gose &
Associates in Stillwater. Brett, lives in Stillwater and is
attending Northeastern University at OSU. He is pursuing a
degree in Fire Protection.
Debbie and her
husband Kevin Zetterberg live in Ripley, OK. They own
Zetterberg Construction Company. Devin and her husband Jarred
Steelman, live in Stillwater and have one daughter Lillie, 2
and a son Josiah, 8 months. Jarred works for Debbie and Kevin
and Devin is a stay at home Mom. Kyler and his wife
Jennifer live in Perkins. Kyler works for his dad and Jennifer
works for her mom in child care. Kyler and Jennifer have
started their own business K & J Constructions Services,
Inc. Krysta married Gabe Green this past June, they live
in Stillwater. He will graduate from OSU in December and they
will be moving to Oklahoma City. Krysta works for a local
Shelly and her
husband Clint Warden live in Lake Dallas, TX. Shelly is a
supervisor at Lewisville Hospital in Medical Records Division.
Clint is a heat and air technician. They have 3 boys, Justin
is 16, Shaun is 13 and Carson is 5. Justin
plays football and soccer, Shaun plays football, soccer,
basketball and tract and Carson plays soccer.
Roger Moore and
his wife Sandi live in Bixby, OK. Roger is a meat inspector
for the State of Oklahoma and Sandi is a stay at home mom.
They have three boys, Ryan is 11, Blake is 5 and Chad is 3.
All three boys play soccer and Roger and Sandi coach the boys.
(Neal's first wife) is my "daughter" also and works
for Oklahoma Career and Technology Education Department,
in the Information Management Division. She has LeeAnn, 10.
LeeAnn plays softball and is active in 4-H.
Billy Don Baker,
Ronnie's son lives in Florida and is in construction.
Terry and her husband Mark
Johnson live in Broken Bow, she is office manger for a home
health company in Broken Bow and Mark is a electrician. Terry
has two daughters, Brandy lives near Haworth has two sons,
Sterling 8 and Hunter 4 and Megan is 16 and attends
Broken Bow High School.
I retired from
the Oklahoma Department of Vo-Tech July 1, 1999. Ronnie
retired from M. L. James Construction Company of Texarkana,
Texas 3 years ago. We are also most finished remodeling our
house. Ronnie is re-renewing his hobby in Ham
Radio. He builds Ham Radio equipment and buys and sells
radios. I am still sewing, quilting, gardening and reading.
I am judging events at fairs in Southeastern Oklahoma,
Northeastern Texas and quilt shows in Oklahoma, Texas and
Arkansas. Next year I will be McCurtain Oklahoma Home
and Community Education Association President for
the next two years.
Kittye Delle Robbins-Herring
Director of Freshman French
Ph.D. University of Kentucky
As with so many of you, the last five years
have been full of change. First,
I retired from teaching in June 2002. Dave
had retired in 2000 and was ready for me to join him.
Since I began teaching in February, 1965, it really was
time to let someone else have the opportunityJ
I would have to say while there are a few things I miss about not
being in the classroom, I relish being in charge of my own
schedule and sleeping past 5:15 a.m.!!
In August 2004, we sold the “big house”, said
good-bye to the pool and gardens, and moved into a maintenance
provided community. Dave
says if he had known it was going to be so grand, we would have
done it sooner. I am
not so sure, but I do like the house, it's in a nice area,
and I still have room to play in the dirt.
& Dave Pennington
purchased a travel trailer and spend our winters in Florida.
This year we left in January, stopped in Macon, Georgia to
see Dave’s daughter, Nancy, husband, Robin and the “super
six”, Christian, Gabe, Sarah, Emily, Kyle David & Ethan,
then continued to Fort Myers.
We were there six weeks, then spent 2 weeks on the Atlantic
side on Jensen Beach; visited with friends in Clarmont, west of
Orlando, stopped to see granddaughter, Kristen, in Destin, stayed
with friends at Gulf Shores, AL and were home by March 24 – 74
days, our longest adventure to date. After that many days, living
in a 28’ travel trailer, one’s home certainly seems spacious!
My daughter, Jennifer and her husband Drew, and the
girls, Camille and Caleigh live only a few blocks from us.
That has been such fun.
Daughter, Georganna and Fred live in north Kansas City.
Granddaughters, Kristen and Lauren are seeking their
fortunes, or so they say. Scott
and Sheree are in the West Palm Beach area so we get to see them
while we are in Florida for the winter.
Dave’s son, Steve, is a policeman in Wichita. We are very
fortunate to be able to enjoy each and every one of them often.
I would like to say I am doing something “for the
good of the order”, but, in fact, I am just enjoying myself.
I have much to be grateful for and I know it.
I am still just an Oklahoma girl with red dust in her
veins who loves music, dancing and digging in the dirt.
I will look forward to seeing many of you in October.
My wife Connie is a
Pawhuska native and is an X-Ray Tech. Son Sheldon is an architect
and lives in Corpus Christi, TX. Son George lives in Mustang, OK
and is assistant Soccer Coach at Southern Nazarene University.
Daughter Holly Johnson is a housewife in Moore, OK.
I am a machinist for C&M Precision. I
am looking forward to travel after retirement in 2010.
After high school I attended Cowley County Community
College, Arkansas City, Kansas and College of the Ozarks (now
known as University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas.) In
1964 I started work for Conoco in Ponca City.
I married Mike Hudson (deceased
3/2002) Christmas of 1975. I have 4 children and 3
grandchildren. I worked for Conoco until 1977 when we moved to
Austin. In 1980 we moved to McCurtain County in SE Okla.
where Mike grew up. We lived in Wright City, OK until we
moved back to Ponca City in 1992.
I am now disabled, live in Ponca with
my son Larry and his wife Ruth, and their 3-year-old boy,
(second grandchild). Larry is a supervisor at Kaw Nation
Casino in Newkirk. My only daughter Christie, lives in Ft
Worth, Texas with Sean and her daughter Caitlyn 4 (first
grandchild). She was born in Jan of 2002 and we lost Mike in
March 2002. Christie is a housewife and Sean is a Security
guard with the City of Ft. Worth. My youngest son, Eddy and
Karmella had their first child on Aug 11, 2005 a son Andrew.
They live in Ponca City also. Eddy is with Wal-Mart. My
oldest son, Tim, is the only one still single and he
lives in Ponca City also.
My main thing in life now is spoiling
Piper, Bill, Diane,
Preston, Mark &
Amy Curtis & Mitch, Michaele, Lori & Tara Tucker & Chase Preston
There have been a LOT of
changes for us in the past 5 years! My husband of 45 years,
Bill Preston, retired June 2004... and I took early retirement too.
We packed up and moved to the Dallas area to enjoy our
grandchildren, Piper (5) and Preston (3), and to help daughter Amy
& Mark juggle home, kids and jobs. They work for Southwest
Airlines and Everge computer systems. Thanks to Mark for hosting
this new SHS 1961 web page on his server.
We love living down here. We are busy
with Classic Chevy, Nomad and Corvette club events, and our new
church. We have no idea how we ever had time to work!!!
Bill built the biggest garage the city would allow and is HAPPY,
HAPPY, HAPPY (he sniffs a lot of automotive paint)!
Both of our sons live in Arizona. Mitch
& Lori live near Sedona where they have a family medical
practice. Their kids, Tara & Jordan, are in college at
NAU in Flagstaff. Our younger son, Curtis & Michaele live in Phoenix, where he
is an engineer for Honeywell and she taught Kindergarten in
Glendale. They have twin boys born July 20, 2006, Tucker &
We go to Arizona frequently to see the
boys' families, since Amy's job gives us free flights. We also go to
some NASCAR races, and anywhere else that interests us. I'm ALWAYS
My husband, Gary Wright
(class of '60) and I have two grown sons, Dave and Blake, both of
whom live in Stillwater. Their families include Christy, Dave's
wife, and their gorgeous daughters, Ashley and Katelynn; and
Blake's friend Jen and three mischievous boys, Austin, Justice and
Gary continues buying cattle all over
Oklahoma for Gibbon, a division of American Food Group. I commute
to Tulsa daily, where I am the University Transfer Dean. I
occasionally teach an internet class in Humanities. Gary enjoys
watching the progress of the OSU Equestrian Team and I enjoy
listening to audio books while traveling back and forth to Tulsa.
My wife, Debbie, and I live on a
little farm about 20 miles east of Stillwater. I retired from
Stillwater Typewriter Company, now known as STC in 2002, after 44
years of service. Debbie works for MerCruiser in
Telecommunications and has 23 years of service.
Debbie and I have been married for 28
years. we have four daughters, Quendolia Wilczek, Sherri Comstock,
Jani and RaChelle Thurman, all of Stillwater. Quen works for the
State Child Welfare division, nursery inspection division. Sherri
works for the State Welfare division for family assistance. Both
of them have bachelor's degrees from Oklahoma State University.
Jani has three children and she is a homemaker. RaChelle is 24 and
has a bachelor's degree from Northeastern State University in
Criminal Justice and is presently pursuing a certificate from
Meridian Technology in Radiologic Technology. She has hopes of
having a career in Forensic Radiology. We have eight
grandchildren, who are the light of our lives.
Other interests include, farming and
fishing, but not in that order. Hobbies include collecting old
fishing rods and reels, old farm hand tools. But most important...
playing and working with my grandchildren.
The big snow of 2005
Jimmy & me snowmobiling
Me and youngest grandchild Abby.
I finally got my plans for the Reunion
Weekend finalized. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make the
Friday activities as I will be in Seattle at the Children's
Hospital with my daughter-in-law and newest granddaughter, Abby,
on Thursday & Friday. They live in Ketchikan, AK. Abby
is having some developmental problems and is scheduled for an
MRI on Friday at noon & the latest flight that would get me
to OKC on Friday departs at 1:30 p.m. So I'll be leaving
SEA at 6 a.m. Sat. morning & will rent a car in OKC &
hopefully will be in Stillwater between 3-4 p.m. The bad
thing about me missing our last reunion is that now I'm going to
look 10 years older to ya'll instead of 5 years older! Oh
Jimmy won't be able to come with me. He
is on the Executive Board of the Colorado Snowmobile Association
& has to be at a meeting in Denver on that Saturday &
Sunday. I'm the Club Rep to the Board of Directors, but was
able to get someone from our club to take my place for voting.
Jimmy & I married September 22,
1961. We have 3 sons & 1 daughter. Our 3rd was
born in Stillwater while Jimmy was in Viet Nam (1967-68).
In 1970 Jimmy went to work for Delta Airlines & we
bought 125 acres near the small town of Trenton, TX, built a
home, ranched & reared our children there until 1994 when he
retired after 25 years of flying.
After retiring, we sold out in Texas and bought part of
Jimmy’s parent’s home place and built a home across the
pasture from his Mom, near Poteau, OK.
Before retiring, we built a cabin on 37 acres in the
middle of the Natl. Forest 12 miles north of Pagosa Springs, CO.
This is where we spend 8- 9 months of the year. We snowmobile 7 miles to our cabin during the winter
& early spring and really love the beauty, serenity, and
Oldest son Jon, wife & 3 children live
on a farm in northeast Texas. He
graduated Stephan F. Austin Univ. in Nacogdoches, TX, BA in
Criminal Justice, policeman in Plano.
Daughter, Brenda, attended Texas Tech Univ., graduated
Industrial Engineer, U of Utah. Now
a stay at home mom with husband, 4 children (two boys & twin
girls) and 2 step sons. Bobby
graduated TX A&M, as a Radiology Health Engineer &
Masters in Industrial Health Hygiene. Employed with Intel since graduation.
He, wife & 2 sons live near Colorado Springs.
Son Bucky, wife & 8 month daughter, live in
Ketchikan, AK. He’s a
demolitionist & on joint task force between the State of
Alaska & U.S.
Engineer Corps of the Army, Navy, Marines & Natl. Guard how
to blast, make rip rock, and build roads. It’s on-the-job
training for the military, with the Natives getting benefit of
roads on their island.
We total 10 grandchildren (5
girls & 5 boys plus 2 step grandsons. It’s a blast when we’re all together as the grandkids
are all close in age and enjoy each other immensely. (It’s
also very tiring!)
I love sewing for myself & family
(heavy emphasis on outdoor gear), quilting and home deco
projects, gardening and traveling. While rearing our family, we
did a lot of backpacking in the high country of Colorado, but
now Jimmy uses his mules & I mostly camp in the pop-up or
travel trailer. We walk, hike or bike daily unless bad weather,
in which case I pop in an aerobic tape.
We like to snowshoe and snowmobile during the winter
months and I swim 26 laps twice a week in the hot spring-fed
pool in town.
We’ve both been active in the
community & I really love singing in the church choir when
in OK. We belong to the
Wolf Creek Trail Blazers snowmobile club & Jimmy does a lot
of trails grooming. (He even taught me how to drive that big
Bombardier 400 snow cat with tiller & blade!)
He is the Dist. 9 Rep. for the CO Snowmobile Assoc. &
serves on the Executive Board. I am the club secretary and club
rep. & serve on the Board of Directors to CSA.
We’ve both been involved in forming our property owners
assoc., which has been a tremendous amount of typing for me,
since Jimmy types hunt & peck style! Hence my excuse for
being so late with this Bio Info.
This past summer we rented a
Class C motor home in Seattle & drove the Alcan Highway to
Alaska. There’s a
lot of wilderness in Canada & Alaska & it was absolutely
gorgeous! I also
enjoy picking a variety of wild berries near the cabin &
making jelly. It’s
nice to not worry about chiggers and snakes, but I do keep an
eye out for bears. Jimmy
& I feel our lives have been truly blessed & plan to bop
till we drop!
My husband Bobby L. Hamiter
and I have three daughters. Kim and family of four live in Edmond,
OK. Teresa and family of four live in Bountiful, Utah. Michelle
and family of five live here in Henderson, NV. We have a total of
nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bob has been at our Wal-Mart Photo Lab
for five years. He says it's his fun job!!
I enjoy reading, crafts, spending time
with our grandchildren, traveling and enjoying life. My job is a
private duty caregiver for an Alzheimer's patient for the last two
years. It has been a wonderful and rewarding challenge for me. I'm
also still doing volunteer work at our hospital here in Henderson.
I've been there 23 years. It is also very rewarding and it keeps
Kay with granddaughter
Daughters Cheryl & Terri with Claire
The past five years have seen
several changes for me. My husband, Charlie, died of pancreatic
cancer in April of 2004. In July of 2005 my FIRST grandchild was
born. Claire is a true delight, but of course I would think that!
She has certainly given me much to smile about. My daughter Terri
is a full-time mom, taking time from her counseling duties. She
and husband Mark live in Olathe, KS. Daughter Cheryl works with
hospitals and travels. At this writing she is not married, but
probably will be by reunion time. It may be a busy summer around
here! All in all, a busy five years.
I am very active in my local church and
have enjoyed the fact it is only two blocks from me. That makes it
easier to participate in many activities. I also volunteer at a
crisis pregnancy center nearby and have become quite active in
this work. Along with many friends, travel, my busy kids' lives,
life is busy! Looking forward to catching up with everyone in
Priscilla Washinka Kinnick (SHS-61) is retiring after
many years of teaching at Stillwater High School. The
following article appeared in the Tuesday, May 2, 2006, edition
of the Stillwater NewsPress on the Pioneer Page, which
is created weekly by the Stillwater High School Journalism Staff.
The article is written by R. Howerton .
After many years of teaching at
Stillwater High School, the school's sociology and psychology
teacher, Priscilla Kinnick, is retiring. Mrs. Kinnick has
been a valuable asset to the school, and it is hard to let
someone who has dedicated so much time to teaching and
enlightening students leave the teaching faculty.
Priscilla Kinnick grew up in Stillwater
and attended high school in the very building from which she is
now retiring. Her class was the first to graduate from the
current Stillwater High School building -- SHS-61.
"My classmates called this
building the new high school,"Mrs. Kinnick said.
Shortly after graduating from
Stillwater High School, she married Tom Kinnick (also SHS-61),
who was enlisted in the U.S. Navy; and began a family while
traveling all over the world for approximately 22 years because
of her husband's occupation. Mrs. Kinnick gave birth to
two children, Jacque and T.J. and lived in Connecticut,
California twice, Hawaii twice, the Republic of Singapore and
During this time of travel, Mrs.
Kinnick found an occupation as a secretary, because of her
husband's career and the convenience of the job; but she did not
always want to be a secretary, so she enrolled in College in
Nebraska. At Bellevue College Mrs. Kinnick received her
undergraduate degree by double majoring in sociology and
psychology. After the completion of her undergraduate
degree, she achieved her master's degree in counseling at the
University of Nebraska.
After Tom Kinnick's retirement from the
U.S. Navy, Mrs. Kinnick and her husband moved back to
Stillwater, Oklahoma, so they could be close to family members;
and she enrolled at Oklahoma State University to achieve her
With the ability to teach, Mrs. Kinnick
spent about three years teaching part time from school to
school, and eventually she was hired as an American History and
World Culture teacher at Stillwater Middle School.
When the chance to teach psychology
presented itself, Mrs. Kinnick applied at Stillwater High School
for the position; and after being hired, began to teach
psychology and World History. When the former sociology
teacher, Coach Hesser, retired, the opportunity to teach
sociology was given to Mrs. Kinnick. She has continued to
teach psychology and sociology to high school students.
Mrs. Kinnick is not tired of
teaching, because she loves it. She truly enjoys conveying
knowledge to students and portraying how psychological and
sociological information can be practically applied to her
Retirement is not easy for Mrs. Kinnick,
because she loves teaching so much and does not want to stop;
but she thinks that it is time for change in her life, where she
might find another occupation she enjoys as much as teaching.
"Students, find a job that
interests you, because it's easier to rise from bed and go to
work if you love your job," Mrs. Kinnick said.
The students and faculty will miss Mrs.
Kinnick, and the impact that she made on this school will be
carried on through the years by the reflections of her former
students, who remember how she influenced their lives.
"I will truly miss the students
and my colleagues. That's the hardest part of my decision
to retire," Mrs. Kinnick said.
Husband David Friels, Daughter Karen McDivit, Mrs. Dorothy Whatley, Barbara,
Son-in-law Pat McDivitt, Son James Friels,
Friels, Parker McDivit, KelseyMcDivit, & Daughter-in
Law Leah, holding Allison Friels.
Not pictured yet Kaylee McDivit born 5-20-2006.