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Name:  Stephanie Savage Jacobson
Occupation: Assistant Executive Director, Academic Affairs, Arizona Board of Regents (i.e. bureaucrat)
Phone:
 480-951-2685
Spouse: Frank (since 1970)
Children: Aaron (31) and wife Allyson plus Noah 6, Jonah 4 and Chelsea Deore, 17; Adam (29); Ashley (18)
 
Stephanie Savage Jacobson
 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Yes, my father Ted and his wife Jackie; my sister Jamie and her family.

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

That petrified tree trunk that used to be at the end of Main Street by the college;  our class

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Ada Community Theater in the summer, Ada High Football games in the fall and Wintersmith Lake at all seasons

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Lynn Ramsay Hoke was the first person my age I met when we moved to Ada, just before the 5th grade.  We moved into their house on 7th Place after they built a new one.

Changes since our 20th Reunion

I had a baby (1985); we are finally empty nesters.  I now rely on a cell phone, computer, palm pilot, the web and tri-focals, none of which I had thoughts of in 1984.

Accomplishments:

Having all my children and grandchildren in the same town (knock on wood)

Future Plans

Do more exercise (or is that a resolution?)

What is the best advice you never took?

I think people gave up trying to give me any.



Name:  Tom Crabtree
Occupation: President, Ada Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Phone:
 580-332-7192
Spouse: Darlene
Children: 3 Grandchildren 5
 
Tom Crabtree
 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

My Dad still lives here in Ada as well as all three of my children and five grandsons.

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

The hangings and Cougar football

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Drag Races before DeMolays

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Bobby Johnson

Changes since our 20th Reunion

None

Accomplishments:

Finally graduated from College

Future Plans

Enjoy my children and grandchildren

What is the best advice you never took?

Study in high school



Name:  Sue Cooper Goldman
Occupation: No thanks!
Phone:
 714-532-1202
Spouse: Richard
Children: Shannon, 36; Michelle,32; stepchildren Randy and Lori; 6 granddaughters and one grandson
 

Susie Cooper Goldman

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Close friends and deceased parents are there

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Sheep Creek

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Cheerleading; working in the office at AHS; growing up in Ada and NO confessions

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

NYC Ada Belles; Cheri Bell;  Lynn VanBuskirk

Changes since our 20th Reunion

Weight and bypass surgery

Accomplishments:

Having a fabulous family and traveling places Iíd only dreamed of

Future Plans

Finish projects Iíve already started and spend more time with my grandchildren

What is the best advice you never took?

DONíT SMOKE



Name:  Steve White
Occupation: Retired from US Gov
Phone:
 405 692-9797
Spouse: Lou Ann (Cooper) White
Children: Andrea Rene' Getz, Cheryl Beth Frazee
 

Steve White aka Melvin Stephen White

 
Do you still have ties in Ada? Yes, one aunt
What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Everything good.

Favorite memory from High School/Confession The year we won State in Football (63).  Nothing that I care to confess at this point.
Who is your oldest friend from our class? Steve Gregory and Bobby Johnson
Changes since our 20th Reunion Several job changes.  First Grandchild in 2002.  Lost both parents in 2002.  Youngest daughter graduated from college and is now married - guess that makes us empty nesters.  Recently retired.
Accomplishments: Retired after 31 years Federal service
Future Plans Reduce stress, enjoy ourselves
What is the best advice you never took? Stay away from Leo's pool hall.  Should have listened, would have had better grades and a lot more money.


Name:  Sharon Wood Beasley
Occupation: Sr. Plant Administrative Asst for Holcim (US) Inc. (Cement Plant)
Phone:
 580-332-0337
Spouse: W.R. "Ron" Beasley
Children: Amy (Daughter) 35, Jamie(Son) 26, Theresa (Stepdaughter) 37, Mary (Stepdaughter) 33

 

 

Sharon Wood Beasley

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Yes, mother, father and sister.

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Football team.

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

 

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Cathy Mayhue Blackburn, Anita Pennington Goss, Nancy Smith Moore, Judy Taylor Carroll and Charlotte Brown Owens

Changes since our 20th Reunion

Divorced and remarried. Grandkids. Wrinkles and pounds.

Accomplishments:

37 years working at the cement plant with many different jobs and working for many plant managers.

Future Plans

Spend more time with my family.

What is the best advice you never took?

Not to be involved in so many different activities and to slow my life down some.



Name:  Jim Hawkins
Occupation: Sr. Acct. Mgr., DoD Strategic Accounts, Motorola, Inc., Fed'l. Gov't. Market Div.
Phone:
 940-665-4233
Spouse: Carol (Duncan) -- retired nurse
Children: Eddie (has 1 daughter, Victoria) Tony (has 2 sons, Stone & Brock, & 1 daughter, Raylee
 

Jim Hawkins

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

We visit Ada several times a year to see Carol's family.

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Football, BBQ, football, cement, football, East Central, football, hangin's and football.

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Hot summer nights and cold Schlitz, Jax, Pabst Blue Ribbon, or Coors if you were living high. / "Yes" to the owner of the package store across the tracks from 10th on Stockton, "you were right, the information on the license was confusing."

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

This question is just too hard!  What if I mention someone that doesn't feel the same as I do, and what about this "oldest" thing!

Changes since our 20th Reunion

AARP membership, senior moments, pharmacy purchases, bedtime, glasses, hair color, grandkids, memory, sleep habits, this list could get quite long.

Accomplishments:

Finally weigh enough to go out for the football team.

Future Plans

Not weigh enough to go out for offensive tackle.

What is the best advice you never took?

In 1982 my boss advised me to spend my year-end bonus on Motorola stock.  I laughed and bought a CD.  He bought the stock and is at his summer house in Costa Rica!



Name:  Carol Scates Hayden
Occupation: Self-employed
Phone:
 580 332 5158
Spouse: John
Children: Shelly and Michana
 

Carol Scates Hayden

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?
Have lived in Ada Past 30 years, Mom, Shelly and her family live here.
What I always thought Ada was famous for. Cement plant smoke stack
Favorite memory from High School/Confession
1)  Sister, Phyllis, Barbara Walker and I used to drag Main in Dad's 1957 Chev, standard shift, 6 cyclinder, no a/c in hot July.  When we were about to pass a more fortunate classmate who had a/c, we would roll up our windows and pretend we were cool as cucumbers!   (2)  In the 3rd grade at Hayes, kids teased me and said that I spelled my name, Carroll, because I "liked" Jerry Carroll.  I was so miffed that I have spelled my name "Carol" ever since!  How trivial that is now, since I really do "like" Jerry, now.
Who is your oldest friend from our class? Barbara Walker Tyler
Changes since our 20th Reunion
 
Accomplishments:
I still hold the title of being married to the same man longer than anyone else in the class.  Guess I'll keep him another 40 years.
Future Plans More golf and getting out of Dodge!
What is the best advice you never took?

 



Name:  Gary  G. Cooper
Occupation: Computer Technician
Phone:
 254-662-5024
Spouse: Kathryn (Cook) Cooper, AHS '65
Children: James, 35 & Bryan, 18 -- just graduated from HS.

 

 

Gary  G. Cooper

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Only memories and my parents' graves

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Bob's BBQ

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

A vivid memory is of our Class Picnic at Sheep Creek.  I'll never forget how super sunburned Janie Domjanovich got!

Who is your oldest friend from our class?  
Changes since our 20th Reunion
 
Accomplishments:

Went back to school at age 55 and got my A.A.S degree in computer maintenance in December, 2003.

Future Plans  
What is the best advice you never took?

 



Name:  Donald Ray Williams
Occupation: Retired
Phone:
 580-564-3196     
Spouse: Dianna
Children: Derrick

 

 

Donald Ray Williams

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Yes, my son, close relatives and friends live here

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Football

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Football games

Who is your oldest friend from our class? Gil Ragland and Jerry Bailey
Changes since our 20th Reunion
Retired and moved from Ada
Accomplishments:
Retired before age 58
Future Plans

To travel in our motorhome and see the USA and enjoy life

What is the best advice you never took?

 



Name:  Cheri Bell Porterfield
Occupation: Nursing
Phone:
  405-755-3508    
Spouse:
Children: 4

 

 

Cheri Bell Porterfield

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Yes, mom and stepdad there

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Folgers, ECU, and Main Street

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

No

Who is your oldest friend from our class? Several
Changes since our 20th Reunion
Wasn't there.
Accomplishments:

Got older and wiser.

Future Plans

Find a rich, fun-loving, retired husband with no kids! (ha-ha)

What is the best advice you never took?

LOTS of it!



Name: Yvonne Hodge Sanders
Occupation: Office Manager
Phone:
   303-772-9151  
Spouse: Huelan
Children:  Roderick and Sheila -- each has a boy and a girl

 

 

Yvonne Hodge Sanders

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

No, just some wonderful memories.

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Ada Cougars

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Smiles and greetings in the hallways.

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Here is a group of friends who were so helpful before and after my mother's death:  Margaret Barton, Tom Criswell, Linda Mitchusson, and Judy Carroll.  I think Ada is truly blessed!!

Changes since our 20th Reunion

The addition of 4 grandchildren

Accomplishments:

Wife, mother, grandmother, and employee of Boulder County, CO, for 21 years.

Future Plans

Enjoy family.

What is the best advice you never took?

"A place for everything and everything in its place."



Name: Terry Hillman
Occupation: Retired from Postal Service
Phone:
   918-660-8035  
Spouse: Divorced
Children:  Nathan 33 and Julie 30

 

 

Terry Hillman

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

I have a sister who lives right outside of Ada in Fitzhugh.

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Football, the hanging, and the cement plant

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

There are many but I think winning State in football my junior year would be on top of the list.

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Dave Hammond and Norman Duncan were classmates from Hayes elementary through highschool.

Changes since our 20th Reunion

Was not there.

Accomplishments:

Surviving Nam and 25 years with the Postal Service.

Future Plans

Hope to regain health and do some serious travel.

What is the best advice you never took?

Study hard.



Name: Barbara Shelly Erskine
Occupation: Banker - EVP Chief Retail Officer
Phone:
  423-596-7586   
Spouse: Divorced
Children:  Shelly, Rodney, Kevin, Chris, 
7 grandchildren
 

Barbara Shelly Erskine

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Yes, Linda Loyd

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Carl's Drive In!

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Draggin' main / Absolutely NOT!.

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Donna Kay Frye & Margaret Mayer

Changes since our 20th Reunion

Let's see ..I didn't have the opportunity to come to the 20th but I would say A LOT has changed both in the world and in our lives!!!  For me, I have grandchildren, changed jobs (though all have been in banking or bank consulting for the past 35 years), went through home improvement project (got a divorce), now have a wonderful relationship and am looking forward to wonderful years ahead.

Accomplishments:

I live in a 60 ft. boat on one of the most beautiful rivers in the world and love it!!

Future Plans

Retiring and cruising the Big Circle.

What is the best advice you never took?

Buy Walmart when they went public, sell Dell when it was high!



Name: Betsy Moon
Occupation: Research & personal assistant (political writer)
Phone:
    512 263 2439 
Spouse: Divorced
Children:  Ben, 19
 

Betsy Moon

 

Iíll be unable to attend as my son is starting school in Victoria, BC, Canada just before that, and Iím extending my stay there for a while (looking for property for escape and peace).

I work with Molly Ivins, the author and columnist, and weíve been swamped -- a new book out in July and the previous one coming out in paperback in July -- not to mention her usual writing and traveling.

Hope it all goes well -- have fun and best to everyone.



Name: Margaret Mary Mayer Barton
Occupation: Realtor & Broker-Owner
Phone:
O: 580-436-1800
          H: 580-332-3021  
Spouse: No Spouse
Children:  Elizabeth Barton Whatmoor, Sarah Barton Carlsson
 

Margaret Mary Mayer Barton

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Definitely

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Byrd's Mill Spring

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Favorite memory is friends / Are you kidding?  No confessions!

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Sandy Harrison & Lucijean Underhill

Changes since our 20th Reunion

Older and MUCH wiser

Accomplishments:

2004 Nat'l. Ass'n. of Realtors Region IX Vice-President, 1999 President of Oklahoma Ass'n. of Realtors

Future Plans

More of the same and travel.

What is the best advice you never took?

Don't get married until you're 30.



Name: Olivia Darlene Lillard Sires Anglin
Occupation: Self-employed (career uniforms)
Phone:
580-332-0403
Spouse: Joe Anglin
Children:  Tina Jones and Brian Sires
 

Olivia Darlene Lillard Sires Anglin

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Yes

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Football

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Certainly not 'favorite' but the one that stands out is sitting in class and hearing that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas.

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Carolyn Davies Thompson

Changes since our 20th Reunion

Riding Harley Davidson on cross-country trips of as long as 7000 miles on one trip! Remarried, too.

Accomplishments:

 

Future Plans

Travel and remain happy.

What is the best advice you never took?

 



Name: Norman P. Duncan (Pete)
Occupation: Retired from SBC Tel. Co., but I work part-time for Oak Avenue Baptist, preach once a month at the Fittstown Church of Christ and am involved in the prison ministry at Stringtown, overseen by the Southwest Church of Christ where we attend.
Phone:
 580-332-0094
Spouse: Jackie (Killian), AHS '66, who works for a local dentist, Bruce Hall,DDS
Children:  3 Girls -- Twins Karen & Rolanda, and Barbara.  Karen works for an attorney in Ada and has two children, Kalie 13 and Cole 10.  Rolanda does transcription for several doctors in Shawnee from her home.  Her husband is Ron and he works for General Motors in OKC.  They have two children, Bryce 12 and Geordan 9.  Barbara worked for Wrangler until they closed and now she is going to ECU, majoring in Social Work.   She is married to Reggie Seals and he works for Dollar General and has a lawn service on the side. They have two children, Deion 7 and Delanie 2.
 

Norman P. Duncan (Pete)

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Yes, my father lives across the street from us and my wife has many relatives that live here.

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Cement Plant, Byrdís Mill Springs and Folgerís.

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

 

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Gerald Williams

Changes since our 20th Reunion

Got bigger and went bald!!!  

Accomplishments:

 

Future Plans

To be buried by Tom Criswell, but not any time soon.

What is the best advice you never took?

Donít fall in the creek



Name: David York
Occupation:  Retired from Michelin Tire Plant
Phone:
 580-657-8436
Spouse:  Sharon, Married 38 years
Children:  Two Boys.  Daniel 29, Kyle 25
 

David York

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

No

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Football, Class of 64.

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Putting "Warden" sign over Mr. Stewart name outside his door. Putting Soakey bottles of soap in the bank fountain.

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Lyle Hall, Charles Jackson

Changes since our 20th Reunion

Lost the rest of my hair, it was "agent orange"

Accomplishments:

Made it home from Vietnam!

Future Plans

Have all the fun I can.

What is the best advice you never took?

"Leave the girls alone" Coach McBroom our Sophomore year.



Name: Gerald Williams
Occupation:  Owner, I40 Machinery.  We import construction equipment from Japan and sell it throughout the central and southeast U.S.  I live on a working cattle ranch in Seminole county.
Phone:
 
Spouse:  Jean
Children:  
 

Gerald Williams

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

No

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

 

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

HaHa!

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Norman Duncan

Changes since our 20th Reunion

 

Accomplishments:

 

Future Plans

 

What is the best advice you never took?

 



Name: Lyle Hall
Occupation:  Manufacturers' Representative for textile firms (Fabric Salesman)
Phone:
 303-790-1537
Spouse:  Kay, Married 34 years
Children:   2, Nicole, Craig
 

Lyle Hall

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Yes, as long as Folger's and Bobís are there.

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

High School Football Champions, Cement Plant, East Central

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Margaret Mary Mayer singing the Lordís Prayer, Bill Thompson playing íAutumn Leavesí on the piano, Football Games, "The Protest", Senior ditch day at Sheep Creek, Coming back late from lunch everyday for a week, (Carl Fultonís traffic tickets), Dragging Main Street, Seeing who could get the bubbles the farthest away from the bank fountain.

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

David York (because he is older than me.) Bill Thompson is the first person I met when I moved to Ada. Charlie Jackson, Carl Fulton, Ronnie Clark

Changes since our 20th Reunion

I am sure there are some, but Iíll wait and let you guys tell me.

Accomplishments:

Raising 2 GREAT CHILDREN, Staying married to a WONDERFUL WOMAN.

Future Plans

Enjoying whatever life has to bring.

What is the best advice you never took?

Donít buy anything until you can afford it.



Name: Charles Jackson
Occupation:  Retired  really, but buy and remodel distressed properties for a hobby (sometimes profitable)
Phone:
 423-728-4895
Spouse:  Faye Jackson
Children:  Michael (daughter) with 2 Grandkids, Cole 3, and Clay 16 months
 

Charles Jackson

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

I no longer have ties in Ada

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

I don't guess I really gave much thought to what Ada was famous for. If anything I guess Bob's barbecue would be high on the list

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Actually I can't discuss my favorite memory, but it did involve a moonlight parking session overlooking EC's football field, and my lips will remain sealed as to who I was with. / Yes, there is something I'd like to confess. I'm really sorry that I was too shy to get to know a lot of my classmates better.  It's sad to remember a lot of experiences and see that I didn't take advantage  of opportunities to nurture relationships

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Some true friends were Lyle Hall, David York, Ronnie Clark, Carl Fulton

Changes since our 20th Reunion

I have yet to attend a full fledged (official) reunion, but thank God there are always changes. Most recent is the birth of my second Grandson (1 three, 1 16 months) to my daughter Michael. My wife Faye and I look forward to having them support us some day, LOL

Accomplishments:

Accomplishments are hard to define, after seeing to list of departed classmates, I guess my greatest accomplishment is living to the ripe old age of 58 and not having too many regrets. Would I do some things different, You bet your sweet ass I would  but I won't complain.

Future Plans

Continue to live and learn. Enjoy each day as I wake up, and if I don't enjoy them, learn from them as best I can. I really would like to win the Lottery,  now wouldn't that be fun

What is the best advice you never took?

"Learn at an early age what compound interest can do for you."



Name: Lucijean (Underhill) Mason
Occupation:  Psychiatric Social Work (private practice)
Phone:
 580-332-0055
Spouse:  
Children:2
 

Lucijean (Underhill) Mason

 
Do you still have ties in Ada?

Yes

What I always thought Ada was famous for.

Football

Favorite memory from High School/Confession

Friends / No!

Who is your oldest friend from our class?

Sandy Harrison

Changes since our 20th Reunion

Retired Okla. Office of Juvenile Affairs in 1996 as Dist. Supervisor.

Accomplishments:

Setup private practice in 1997.

Future Plans

Retire.

What is the best advice you never took?

What to look for in a man!

 
 

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