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New 2011 Bios
Spouse: Margie Years married: 44
Career: 24 years at Mercury Marine/Mercruiser
years at Swans Rubber Company
About my family: I retired from Mercury
Marine/Mercruiser in March 2006 after working there for 24
years. I served in the National Guard for 16 years and I also
worked at Swans Rubber Company for 14 years.
My wife and I have been married for 44 years. My
mother-in-law, who is 108 years young, lives with us currently.
We have two children and one grandson.
I enjoy walking, watching TV, meeting and greeting with
people, and spending time with my grandson, who loves going to
the carnivals, movies and out to eat with his Paw Paw and
I plan to attend the reunion with my wife.
Spouse: Linda Weir, SHS ‘63
Years married: 44
Careers: 32 years in education in the state
of Kansas, all but 2
About my family: I married Linda Weir, Class
of 1963, in 1967. I have a BS degree from University of Central
Okalahoma. I also earned MS degrees from Pittsburg Sate and
Wichita State universities. Linda has a BS from Wichita State
and an MS from Kansas State. She taught at
the Wichita Area Technical College for 30 years.
We have two wonderful kids. Our daughter, Teri, is
assistant head of the Social Security office in Lake County
Florida. She has two children, Zach who is 15 and Ashln who is
13. Our son, Jon, is a webmaster for the systems at the
University of Colorado. His wife, Chrystal, works in the finance
department for the university. They have a four year old,
My brother, Bob, lives in Stillwater. My sister and
brother-in-law Forrest and Barbara Coltharp still live in
Pittsburg KS. he taught us math at Stillwater High and retired
from Pittsburg State.
Linda and I enjoy traveling. We spend 5 weeks in the
winter in Port Aransas, TX and 4 weeks in the summer in Vail,
Classmates I’d like to see at the reunion: I would like to
see all my classmates again.
Events Remembered: Bruce Gray and I lived together senior
year and still graduated.
Sharon Brandana SHS ’65 Years Married 41 years
Tell us a little about you
and your family:
I am married to Sharon Brandana (SHS class of 1965) for 41
years. We have three children: James 40, Andrea (Surber) 36, and
Matthew 33. Andrea has two children: Dalton 17 and Rachael
14, and Matthew has a new daughter, Maizie born last month.
I am retired after 40 years working as a Pharmacist.
Keep me informed on the 50th reunion. I attended Sharon's 45th
and I might be persuaded to be there for mine.
See CaMary's Web
Darryl Bilyeu Leslie
Maiden Name: Bilyeu
Years Married: 44
I am currently semi-retired working at
Dealers Auto Auction on S. Portland in Oklahoma City. I am
married to Maxine, my soul mate, of 44 years. I have two
daughters, one of whom had a stroke in Dec. 2008. I have two
granddaughters, one 17 going on 25 (her mom had the stroke), the
other is 12. Both are the apples of mine and Maxine’s life. We
have two dogs, one a Rat Terrier and the other is an Aussie
Sheppard. They seem to be our kids at this time.
We are somewhat enjoying life at this time but it could be
better if you know what I mean.
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 four grand
children and one on the way.
Years Married: 20
Career: Transactional Attorney Retired: No
Tell us a little about you and your
family: We have two daughters, one in Pennsylvania and one
in California. We are blessed with five grandchildren, who we
enjoy. Pat has slowed down from 6 to 4 days a week, with
flexible vacation time to travel. We are scuba divers looking
forward to the next dive, mostly in the Caribbean. We actually
visited an island and did not dive (Ireland). We have been
blessed with good health and enjoy life.
Maiden Name: Cowan
Husband: George Naas
Married: 42 years
Sales Golden Printing and promotional products. Previously,
Business Ed. Teacher
George and I have owned and operated Golden Printing &
Promotional Products since shortly after we were married in
1968. We stay busy with the operation of the company. Since I am
in the sales/marketing end, I really enjoy my various networking
activities with the Chamber of Commerce and other groups. There
are lots of young business people in these groups, and it is fun
to meet new people and make new friends... almost every day of
the week! We are also avid square dancers, belong to several
dance clubs and dance an average of 3-4 nights a week.
daughter, Rachel, is a microbiology professor at Morningside
College (small Methodist college) in Sioux City, Iowa. Our son
Alan (after 6 years in the business world) has returned to
college to get a second degree in "Human Body and Exercise
Science" and wants to be a certified personal trainer.
traveling and took a "Holy Land Cruise" to Turkey, Greece,
Israel and Egypt in 2009, where I got to ride a camel! March of
2011 we will be going on a Denver Chamber of Commerce sponsored
trip to China.
Who are some of the classmates
you would like to see again at the 50th Reunion? Pam
Phillips, Pam Miller, Mary Ann Dryden, Frieda Bradsher
Years Married 44
Career: CenterPoint Energy
Tell us a little about you and
Doris and I have been married 44 years and 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 have four grandkids. We really
enjoy trying to keep up with their activities.
We’ve been blessed with good health and finances and
continue to be able to do some fun things and travel, since
retirement from CenterPoint Energy in 2001.
I work part-time doing the accounting at church and
usually have a backlog of projects around our house to keep me
Evans Fisher Maiden
Years Married 47
Career: full time volunteer
Tell us a little about you and your family:
We built a house our oldest son
designed on Lake Lewisville so we could sit and watch the water,
birds and fish. Well, that rarely happens for we like “doing” as
well as “being”. Breakfast and dinner on screened porch (you’ve
heard of TX mosquitoes?) lets us enjoy sunrise and sunset. We
wish to do more kayaking.
We got a late start on grandkids as ours are 3 and 5. We
had a month together this summer in MA, TX and GA. Are kids
really brighter this generation or… am I getting …duller… no
Larry and I have 47 years of marriage working
calendars around schedules. He’s on town council, etc. and I fit
in neighborhood games/book club/etc. with church support. We are
blessed with positive attitudes/health/ friends.
*Who are some of the classmates you would like to see again
at the 50th Reunion?
Everyone…particularly those who have chosen to not attend before
Married: 41 years
Career: Retired Certified Public Accountant
Nancy, is from San Saba, Texas. We got married on March 14,
1970. We have two children: daughter, Lisa R. Morgan, born Dec.
23, 71 (now 29 years old) and daughter Lori D. Franklin, born
Jan. 19, 1974 (now 37 years old). Lisa is a speech pathologist
for a school district in a western suburb of Chicago, IL. She
has one daughter, Nancy Joyce (joy) Morgan born 7-1-2005 (now 5
years old). Lori is an adjunct professor at OUI-Tulsa teaching
graduate social work courses. She has two sons, Neal born
7-16-2003 (now 7 years old) and Reece, born 6-20-2006 (now 4
I am a full time house husband and church volunteer and am
really enjoying retirement. Nancy is now retired and we travel
as often as we can.
Who are some of the
classmates you would like to see again at the 50th Reunion?
All of them
MYLA Years Married 45
Graphics & Communications Specialist Gulfstream Aerospace Retired?
Yes. Since 2002
Tell us a little about you and your family:
wife Myla and I have 2 children, Brent age 45, and Stacia Scott
age 41. Brent is a security and materials manager at Integris
Canadian Valley Hospital in Yukon and married to Rhonda. Stacia
is married to Dr. Jeff Scott and they live in Stillwater. We
have 3 grandchildren, Sydney age 12 and twins Carson and Colby
age 10 of Stillwater.
My pastimes include playing golf once a week and bowling once or
twice a week and attending the grandkids’ numerous sporting
*Who are some of the classmates you would like to see again at
Jim Stone (Jim and I met up in Tunica last year and played a
round of golf.) I hope everyone can attend the reunion. It would
be great to see everyone again.
Linda Joyce Gray
Karen Himes Matheson
Tom & Priscilla Washinka Kinnick
Years Married: 50 years
Priscilla-Social Case Work, SHS Psych & Soc. Teacher Retired?
Tom-U.S. Navy, SHS Athletic Director
our 50th wedding anniversary in July. I'm betting many people thought it would
never last. Though the two of us never doubted, from the perspective of 50
years, the odds were surely against us.
In our retirement Tom stays busy managing Kinnick Properties,
LLC (the old Kinnick Farm) where they have several warehouses leased. I have
become a fused glass artist and no one is more surprised than I am.
Our daughter, Jacque, lives in Ft. Collins with her
husband, Kyle, and children Charlie (17) and Olivia aka O (12). Jacque teaches
world history at a middle school Kyle works for a software company training
buyers how to use the product. Charlis is interested in music journalism (music
criticism) as a college major. O has diverse interests including soccer and
basketball. Both are good students.
TJ, our son, died of AIDS in 1992 not long before the
medicine was discovered that keeps Magic Johnson going.
Years Married: 46 years
Career: Schlumberger oil field services Retired?
Spouse: Mary Anne
Career: Physician educator
Now Regents Professor of Medicine at
OU College of Medicine
Retired? Yes and no. I retired from the VA after 18 years as Chief of Staff. I continue as Professor of Medicine at the OU College of Medicine and plan on continuing teaching, writing, researching and taking care of patients for the foreseeable future
Tell us a little about you and your family:
My wife, Mary Anne, and I have been married over 42 years. We have two children, Sara and Matthew. Sara was the Executive Assistant to the CEOs of YouTube but they have left YouTube and formed a new company, taking Sara with them on an exciting new venture. She lives in San Francisco. She is not married. Our son, Matthew, married his wife, Lilia, two years ago and they are the parents of our first and only grandchild, Jayna, our pride and joy! (I know – most of you are way ahead of us.) Matthew is the Director of Government Affairs for OPower, a company focusing on energy conservation. They live in Washington, DC.
Mary Anne is Professor of Pediatrics at OU and is a neonatologist. She was the first woman president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association and is currently on the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association, the only Oklahoma physician to be elected to that Board. She continues to be busy clinically as well.
I am Regents’ Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Section. I am also the Co-Director of the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center, part of the OU Cancer Institute. I was one of the original members of the Oklahoma Tobacco Endowment Trust Fund Board, appointed by the Attorney-General, and am very proud of how we have invested those funds in helping to improve our state’s health status. I retired from the VA last summer after 18 years as Chief of Staff, a position I thoroughly enjoyed (most of the time). I am extremely proud of that service and the improvements in patient care that occurred while I was there – not because of me but because of the dedicated people with whom I worked.
Mary Anne and I enjoy traveling, usually associated with business. We’re not traveling as much as when our son lived in Geneva (giving us a chance to touch base with Mac Messenger as well). Of course, now we travel to DC as well as San Francisco as often as possible. We also enjoy bicycling, ballet, going to the Thunder games and a wide variety of activities. We recently moved from the home we had lived in for 36 years, finally downsizing after talking about it for 15 years (we are very deliberate about important decisions!)
Who are some of the classmates you would like to see again at the 50th Reunion? Everyone. I always have a great time seeing everyone and am looking forward to this great event!
After high school I joined the National Guard and then went into
the Army for two years. Then I worked in California for four
years before coming back to Stillwater. I worked for the State
Department of Career Tech at their printing plant. I spent the
next 31 years working there.
I retired in
2003 and since then I have been working around the small acreage
I have southeast of Stillwater. I never married and am living
with my older sister and my nephew. I have two cats and a dog.
Annetta Mick Hensley
Classmates I'd like to see again
at the 50th Reunion:
Retired? Just getting
Tell us a little about you and your family: Joe
retired from 3M Company in 1998 and we moved to Tucson
from Stillwater, MN, two weeks later. We have been here
12 years now and love the desert. We return to Minnesota
every year for a family get together with our two
daughters, their husbands and children. We have four
grandchildren ranging in age from 4-13 years old.
After moving to Arizona, I began to work seriously with
my art. I am active in several art organizations and
have been in administrative positions in all of
them. Right now I am on NO boards of directors and
enjoying just having the responsibility of a monthly
e-mail newsletter for the Contemporary Artists of
Southern Arizona. This past spring I set a goal to enter
four national juried exhibitions. I was accepted in
three and won prizes in two. I feel that my work is
coming along nicely. I work in mixed media, love doing
collage and assemblage as well as abstract work in
acrylic and mixed media and fiber work in art
quilting. You can see my work at my web site
This past spring we bought our second motor home after
being without one for several years. This one is bigger,
more comfortable to drive and live in. We enjoyed five
weeks in cooler climates this summer and look forward to
taking it out closer to home more in the coming year. My
older sister, Betty Valder, who was 19 years older than
me, died this spring. Over Memorial Day weekend we had a
celebration of her life in Buhl, Idaho. There were over
50 members of the Moore family there as well as many
friends. It was a very special time. All of our children
and grandchildren as well as my sister, Patty Martin’s,
SHS class of 1963, children and grandchildren made the
trip to Idaho.
Joe, SHS class of 1958, is active in Habitat for
Humanity and does volunteer work at our church as
well. He enjoys working with his computer – is presently
scanning years of old slides and digitizing them. He is
an avid reader, can be found a various local coffee
shops daily with his iPod feeding an audio book into his
ears. I love audio books as well, but usually only
listen in the car. I spend a lot of hours in the car.
Who are some of the classmates you
would like to see again at the 50th Reunion?
I have not been to a reunion for many
years. It will be fun to see whoever comes. I hope to
make it to this one! The timing is much better for our
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