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Jacque Moranetz

Jacqueline L. Moranetz Solsburg

Occupation:

Travel Professional/Customer Service

City, State: Kansas City, MO
Phone:  
Spouse: Divorced (Deceased, age 43)
Children: Cass (Deceased, age 11) Nick, 23
Grandchildren:  
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Three great years filled with many good memories, perhaps the most embarrassing one occurred when I was thrown out of the girl's restroom in the band room with only my underwear on!
One thing you would do differently? Not have lost track with my high school friends!
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Everyone shares the same time line, since I came to Ada just prior to the 9th grade.
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Not to leave anyone out - Many of you have come in and out of my life over the years, and I am looking forward to seeing you all in October!
Favorite Place to Park? In my driveway....
Current  Hobbies: Singing and Traveling
What is your favorite song from now and then? Now - anything sung by Josh Groban or Michael Buble
Then - Wiseman Say and anything sung by the Beach Boys
Accomplishments: Raising my two wonderful children being a member of Sweet Adelines being a member of the Kansas City Women's Chorus obtaining my Masters of Arts
Future Plans? Looking forward to retiring.   Becoming a mother of the groom (only when he meets the " right one" ). Becoming a grandmother.


 

Ed Stroud

Ed Stroud Ed Stroud Ed Stroud

Update:  2017

Retired - yes or no I am half-ass retired.
Hobbies I live to travel.
# of Grandchildren 8.5 grandchildren
# of Great-grands 4.5 great-grandchildren


Occupation:

Engineering Technician

City, State: Duncan, OK
Phone: 580-255-4450
Spouse: Carol
Children: Michele, 37 Tammi, 34 Leigh, 28 Lindsey, 25
Grandchildren: Thomas, 14 Melanie, 13 Austin, 12 Maygen, 11 Tucker, 10 Kiezer, 3 Next, minus five months.
Favorite memory from High School/Confession I have nothing to confess cause I could never get away with anything. My only bad habit is lying.   I do remember the following (I think): Joe's mom made great fudge for the Monopoly games.   Laughing myself out of my desk in Mr. Trent's class.   Vance has a Valiant (?) with push button shift on the dash.   Terry moved up from a humpback Volvo to a GTO.   A trip to see Dr. Zhavago (sp).   Trips to the lake with Steve O. and hanging out with the Muntz's.   Kenny's dad had a Pontiac with a huge V8.   A rear end wreck while cruising on Main Street because my mind was on somewhere (one) else. Picking up Jenny in my " new" 56 Chevy and dropping a fender skirt within a couple blocks.   Riding with Janie to Dr. Cunningham's (?) in OKC.
One thing you would do differently? I would be young, rich and good looking.   I would put off procrastinating.   I would learn to type and spell.   I would play tennis or golf instead of football.   Opps, that is more than one thing.
What friend have you known the longest from our class?  
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Steve, Joe and Kenny
Favorite Place to Park? Out past the Kerr lab, over the low water crossing.
Current  Hobbies:  
What is your favorite song from now and then? Then - Light My Fire, Paint It Black and of course, Mrs. Brown you....
Now - The Rose, Unchained Melody
Accomplishments: Few
Future Plans? Enjoy the grandchildren.   We hope to travel a little every year while we still can.


 

Jane Baze Hensley

Jane Baze Hensley

Jane Baze Hensley

Occupation:

Housewife

City, State: Lawton, OK
Phone:  
Spouse: Gene (Dale) Hensley, Jr.
Children: No children. Three dogs
Grandchildren:  
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Slapping Frank McKissick in Mrs. Capps' Geography class for putting gum in my hair
One thing you would do differently? Not be so shy.
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Most since Jr. High.
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Marquita Green, Carol Tatum, Sandra King and Ollie Mae Howard
Favorite Place to Park? Do what???   You've got to be kidding.   I was so shy in High School, I didn't even date, and parking came much later.
Current  Hobbies: Doll collecting, rock/shell collecting, crafts and as with many women, shopping.
What is your favorite song from now and then? Most Elvis, the Supremes, Leslie Gore (The End Of The World), Karen Carpenter, Crystal Gayle, Reba McIntyre, still like these, and oh yes, Connie Francis.   I guess I'm hopelessly stuck on the Oldies.
Accomplishments: I will be married to the Love of my life 36 years, Aug. 20th, 2007. Graduated East Central, 1971.   Back in church, after not attending since 1969.   It took the death of my husband's Mom, step sister and four others in a horrific auto accident in which seven others were injured for me and my husband to examine our lives and make a change for the better by turning to God.   I sincerely hope you take this to heart and honestly question the direction of your life.   I truly hope it doesn't take something as drastic in your life as it took with us, to get us to turn to God instead of keep turning away from God. I'm a member of Bible Baptist Church (KJV).   Most importantly, I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior.   The single most important decision anyone will ever make. If God isn't in your life now, I hope you will give him a place in your life very soon.
Future Plans? Spend more time with my husband, once our new church building is finished.   He has remained faithful, even having suffered a heart attack and emergency surgery.   He was soon back working on the building. We would love to have you all visit Bible Baptist Church (KJV) at 7501 SW Lee in Lawton.   I plan on remaining a faithful Christian.


 

Tony Sarrett

Tony Sarrett

Occupation:

General Director of Transportation BNSF - SW Division

City, State: Belen, New Mexico
Phone: 505-861-5300
Spouse: Mary
Children: Chris, 35 Tracy, 31 Dustin, 26 Asa, 23
Grandchildren: Ty, 3 McKenna, 2 Jace, 2 months
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Gathering at Toddy's after taking date home.   Drinking on the hood.
Confession:   She knows, I'm not telling.
One thing you would do differently? Study harder.
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Odie Carter
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Odie Carter, Jack Hooper and Donnie Sutton
Favorite Place to Park? Roller Coaster HIll
Current  Hobbies: Working in the yard and going to the gym
What is your favorite song from now and then? Then - Wilson Pickett - My Baby Does the Hanky Panky
Now - Bob Dylan - Thunder On The Mountain
Accomplishments: Getting a college degree and raising a family
Future Plans? Retire in July - whatever comes after that!!


 

Charlie Wilker

Charlie Wilker

Occupation:

Retired

City, State: Hennessey, OK
Phone: 405-853-4577
Spouse: Divorced
Children: None
Grandchildren: None
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Dragging Main.   Folger's, River Bottom Parties, Al's coke special, Roller Coaster Hill, Dog House Road, seeing red lights in the rear view mirror, good times and good people.
Confession:   climbing the water tower, cutting across field on horseback during senior week.
One thing you would do differently? Study more and party less.
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Karroll Rhoads
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Karroll Rhoads and Bill Britton
Favorite Place to Park? Roller Coaster Hill
Current  Hobbies: golf, snow ski and travel
What is your favorite song from now and then? Now   - I Love This Bar
Then - 409 and I Want To Hold Your Hand
Accomplishments: Made it this far!   Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science and Geography.
Future Plans? See what tomorrow brings.


 

Odie Carter

Odie Carter

 

Occupation:

Union Business Rep - Retired

City, State: Snohomish, WA (northeast of Seattle - 25 miles)
Phone: 425-485-4961
Spouse: Kathryn
Children: Gina, 39 - husband, Chris   Shair, 33 - husband, Dave
Grandchildren: Jacob, 12
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Did not paint the bank building but I was behind the wheel of Bill Britton's white ford with Steve West and Mike Cox in the back seat, when the donuts were spun on the practice field the night before the start of our SENIOR YEAR.   Dragging main street and Friday night football. Do Terry Koontz and Gary Pannell remember hitching rides on the back of semi-trailers from Broadway to Mississippi then back again? Beer busts at the river Jr. High was the greatest.  
One thing you would do differently? Try to stay in touch.   I left Ada the day after graduation so I have not seen most of the class in 40 years.
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Carol Wilson, Joe Badgett since first grade at Hayes.   Tony Sarrett, Larry Waters, Mike Skaggs and Andy Fowler from Glenwood.
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Tony, Jack Hooper, Terry Koontz, Gary Pannell, Bill B., Steve and Bruce J.
Favorite Place to Park? Off Dog House Road
Current  Hobbies: Golf, restoring my old tractor.   I don't skate anymore but am a rabid hockey fan, as is my wife.   We also have Morgan horses which are like giant pets.
What is your favorite song from now and then? Then - I liked the Beatles and the Stones.
Now - I like old rock n roll and country.   Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dwight Yokum, Alan Jackson and Leann Rimes' rendition of OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck and be proud to be an American.
Accomplishments: Married to a fantastic woman, have two terrific girls with great husbands and one grand child at this point, but I'll take more.
Future Plans? Hang out at the golf club, try to keep up with my chores here at Wintercreek Farm, like feeding horses, mowing pastures, doing my house spouse stuff at home as my wife still works and just enjoying what has been God given to me.   Some traveling.   Look forward to seeing everyone.


 

Mike Gray

Mike Gray

Occupation:

Engineer - Petroleum

City, State: Ada, OK
Phone: 580-421-9949
Spouse: Carol
Children: Lisa and Billy
Grandchildren: Hunter, 11 Fisher, 9
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Sr. year and graduation.   I tell no secrets.
One thing you would do differently?  
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Steve Taylor
Who are some of your best friends from our class? All
Favorite Place to Park?  
Current  Hobbies: Fishing and leather working - Thanks Mr. Benny Floyd
What is your favorite song from now and then? Then - Wild Thing
Now - Any music from the 60's
Accomplishments: Still breathing.
Future Plans? Keep breathing.


 

Mike Cox

Mike Cox

Occupation:

Dealer Development Territory Mgr.

City, State: Ada, OK
Phone: 580-436-4378
Spouse: Judy Blackburn Cox (deceased)
Children: Melissa Speed, age 39
Grandchildren: Will Speed, age 10 Lexie, age 8 Lillie, age 6.
Favorite memory from High School/Confession

I have so many good memories of high school I have a hard time naming just one. I enjoyed all of the social and athletic activities in high school, but I absolutely ignored the academics. My fondest memories are of Judy and the things that we did together, but I'll save that discussion for the reunion. I have many fond memories that involved Steve West, Bruce Johnson and Bill Britton.

There are a few confessions that I will make now that forty years have passed. However, I will disavow any knowledge of our participation in these events should this bio fall into the hands of the authorities. Besides, I think the statute of limitations have run out. One night we tried to buy beer, with my fake ID, at Marty's Little Brown Jug (Linda Harbert Taylor's brother Marty) and he called the police and had us arrested. We thought he was just kidding us and we sat there and waited for the police to show up. I told you I wasn't academically inclined and I guess Bill, Steve and Bruce were not rocket scientists either. There is more to this story, but I'll save that for the reunion. We tied a sanitary napkin to the antenna of someone's car, but I can't remember who the car belonged to. If it was your car, I'm sorry I let Steve do that. I tried to stop him, but he was a lot bigger and stronger.

We siphoned five gallons of gas out of a tractor and set Roller Coaster hill on fire. What a big mistake. We almost trapped ourselves and the fire could be seen for miles, but no one was harmed or property damaged. Bill and I tried to stop Bruce, but Steve held us back. I told you he was really big and strong.

One night Bill Britton drove on to the practice field at AHS and began cutting doughnuts on the muddy field. As soon as Steve, Bruce and I woke up, we made him get off of the field. Well, as soon as we were able to push our car out of the mud.

One summer night we were dragging Main Street and riding around town when a big snake crawled across the road in front of us. I jumped out and caught it. We drove up and down Main looking for some unsuspecting girls to give the snake. As we drove by the police station we saw an OHP Trooper's car with window down and I had the bright idea to put the snake in the Trooper's car. I really wish Steve would have stopped me that night, but he is really afraid of snakes. There is more to this story and many more that I will be glad to share at the reunion.

Well, I guess by now that I have convinced you that Steve was a big, strong guy in high school. And he still is. But, I'm the one who knocked out his front tooth. His mother never forgave me. Steve, I told you I would get even for dropping that 50 pound dumb bell on my big toe. Steve can tell the rest of this story at the reunion. Now that I think about it, those guys were a really bad influence on me, but they are still my friends.

One thing you would do differently?

This may sound crazy, but I would do all of my homework, study hard and not provoke my teachers to wrath. There was just something about me (a smart mouth and sharp tongue) that seemed to make some of my teachers so angry they would cuss at me in front of the whole class. One time I made Mrs. Grogan so mad that she threatened to slap the s**t out of me if I didn't get up and go to Mr. Stewart's office. I regret that I did not apologized to her before she died.

What friend have you known the longest from our class?

  I have known Bruce Johnson the longest.

Who are some of your best friends from our class? Steve West, Bruce Johnson and Bill Britton
Favorite Place to Park? Roller Coaster Hill until the fire.
Current  Hobbies: My favorite hobby is taking my grandson deer hunting.
What is your favorite song from now and then? Today, I listen to mostly talk radio, but when I listen to music it is usually 60's and 70's oldies.   I really don't have a favorite song, but my favorite groups are the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.   Stevie Nix is still hot.
Accomplishments: My greatest accomplishment was marrying Judy and having and raising a wonderful daughter with her.   After high school, I became a little more academically motivated and eared a BS in Education and two Masters Degrees.
Future Plans? I plan to retire in 5 1/2 more years and spend as much time as possible with my grandchildren.


 

Reba Hensley

Reba Hensley Vandiver

Occupation:

Banking

City, State: Choctaw, OK
Phone: 405-613-0860
Spouse: Glenn
Children: Michelle Smith Nealeigh (36), Kevin Smith (32).   Step children. Paul, Billy, Tonee Vandiver
Grandchildren: Nealeigh, Ryan, 15 Nicholas, 12 Rebecca, 9.
Vandiver, April, 17 Audrey, 16 Amanda, 12 Paul, 8 Corey, 23 Cody, 22 Stephanie & Susan, 11.   Great granddaughter, Heaven (6 months)
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Football games and parties
One thing you would do differently? Nothing
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Larry Waters
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Everyone
Favorite Place to Park?  
Current  Hobbies: Swimming, sewing, crafting and doing nothing
What is your favorite song from now and then? Anything from the Beach Boys and anything country.
Accomplishments: Raising two great kids and enjoying life as it is
Future Plans? Retire and travel to visit with my children and grandchildren.


 

Josephine Brannon Keys

Josephine (Josie) Brannon Keys

 

Occupation:

Housewife (now)

City, State: Lone Grove, OK
Phone: 580-657-3570
Spouse: David
Children: Kerry Floyd, 20.
Grandchildren: Ayden, grandson, 11 mos.
Favorite memory from High School/Confession I really had a lot of fun going to the football games and being in the pep club.
One thing you would do differently? I would not be so shy.
What friend have you known the longest from our class?  
Who are some of your best friends from our class?  
Favorite Place to Park?  
Current  Hobbies: Spending time with my grandson, cooking and gardening.
What is your favorite song from now and then? Then - All the Rolling Stones songs, Catch The Wind by Donovan, Colours by Donovan
Now - No current favorite
Accomplishments: My degree from ECU, my happy 24 year marriage, my daughter that I am very proud of.
Future Plans? To continue to enjoy life with my husband and family.   When my husband retires, maybe travel to the places we have always wanted to see.


 

Rebecca (Becki) Jean Tate Dutton

Rebecca Tate

Becky Tate Dutton

Update:  2017

Retired - yes or no Retired Registered Home Health Nurse
Hobbies  
# of Grandchildren 1 grandchild - Lincoln James Sparks, 18 months
# of Great-grands 0 great-grandchildren


Occupation:

Registered Nurse

City, State: Harrah, OK
Phone: 405-391-5350
Spouse: Floyd
Children: Dana Rae Dutton Scannelli, 22 - husband, Joey two step daughters: Sheila Sykes, 45 Tierra Dutton, 37.
Grandchildren: Zandria, 25 Angela, 22 Tiffany Rose, 16 Great Grandchildren: Gabrielle, 16 mos Jackson, 6 mos.
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Ada High football, dragging main street with Paula and Barbara, making out in the balcony at the McSwain and the Oakhill Drive In, hiding in the car trunk (to get in free) at Drive In learning to drive in a '58 Pontiac Chieftain going to Bob's Barbeque going to the Huddle after football games.
One thing you would do differently? Study harder, more involved in school activities.
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Pauli Martin, Bob Sherbert, Dane Henry and classmates from Willard Elementary.
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Paula Murphy, Barbara de Brito
Favorite Place to Park? Wintersmith Park, Roller Coaster Hill
Current  Hobbies: Antiquing involved in Christian Rod and Customs organization, attending car shows and ministry through that organization traveling Route 66 in our antique custom car (1958 Edsel/Ranchero built by my husband, Floyd) gardening sitting on my deck watching the birds and enjoying nature.
What is your favorite song from now and then? Be My, Be My Baby She Love Me Yeah, Yeah Yeah and other Beatle songs.
Accomplishments: I have a great Christian daughter and son-in-law, loving husband who is my best friend for 26 years Graduated Sigma Theta Tau (nursing honor society), East Central University, 1975 Head Nurse, Doctors Hospital, Oklahoma City, and currently home health nurse since 1990 semi-retired.
Future Plans? Retire when my daughter, Dana, starts " popping out" grand babies greater involvement in home church ministry and car club ministry, and help Floyd with managing our real estate investments.


 

Ollie Howard

Ollie Howard Ramsey

 

Occupation:

Housewife

City, State: San Antonio, TX
Phone: 210-561-5344
Spouse: Dale
Children: Chris, age 27 Amanda, age 22
Grandchildren: MacKenzie, age 2.
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Graduation
One thing you would do differently?  
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Karen Mullins Spears and Marquita Green Pearcy
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Cindy Keylor Balthrop, Phyllis Russell Towler, Karen Mullins Spears, Marquita Green Pearcy, Karen Jolley White.
Favorite Place to Park?  
Current  Hobbies: Enjoying MacKenzie, crafts/scrapbooking, word search puzzles & reading.
What is your favorite song from now and then? Now - Most songs by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill
Then - I have a lot of favorite oldies - hard to pick just one.
Accomplishments: Marriage, Family and Friends
Future Plans? Spend more time with family and friends.


 

Mike Skaggs

Mike Skaggs

Occupation:

L-3/Titan Program Manager

City, State: Havelock, NC
Phone: 252-447-8811
Spouse: Brenda Skaggs
Children: Skelly Skaggs, Oklahoma City Tracey NGO, Phoenix, AZ Tammy Verno, Phoenix, AZ
Grandchildren: Too many
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Playing football and having so many friends and good times
One thing you would do differently? Nothing
What friend have you known the longest from our class?  
Who are some of your best friends from our class?  
Favorite Place to Park?  
Current  Hobbies: Golf, fishing, working in my yard
What is your favorite song from now and then?  
Accomplishments: Retired from the Marine Corp, Feb. 28th, 1990.   Promoted to L-3/Titan Program Manager In Service Support (Engineering Division).   Married Brenda.
Future Plans? Work with L-3/Titan until ready to do my final retirement.


 

Vivian Williamson

Dr. Vivian Williamson Whitney

 

Occupation:

University Administrator

City, State: Ada, OK
Phone: 580-332-4247
Spouse: Walter Whitney II
Children: All adults: Dr. Ashnati Pyrtle, Akilah Johnson, Aisha Johnson
Grandchildren: Frank, IV, 19 mos Kithony, 8 yrs Deonte, 13 yrs Ta'Tiana, 14 yrs'
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Graduation night and plans to leave Ada for college the following week.
One thing you would do differently? Maintain closer contact with high school friends
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Ann Black
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Ann Black and Peggy Bush
Favorite Place to Park? Don't remember exactly where....some place by the airport
Current  Hobbies: Traveling, reading, gardening and working jig saw puzzles
What is your favorite song from now and then? Then - My Girl by the Temptations
Now - Seasons by Donald Lawrence
Accomplishments: Academic:   Doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Supervision-University of Houston Master's African American History and Modern European History-Southern Methodist University B.S. General Studies/Human Growth Development - University of Texas at Dallas.   Parenting three talented and gifted daughters.
Future Plans? Continue to learn and grow spiritually, intellectually and emotionally. Enjoy life and awesome adventure.


 

Patricia Gurley

Patricia (Pat) Gurley Christian

Occupation:

Medical Insurance Collector for hospitals

City, State: Carrollton, TX
Phone: 972-492-2054
Spouse: Michael Christian
Children: Shawn, 27
Grandchildren: None yet, but we're hoping someday
Favorite memory from High School/Confession  
One thing you would do differently? Be less shy.
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Classmates from Irving Elementary
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Haven't stayed in touch
Favorite Place to Park?  
Current  Hobbies: Reading, computer
What is your favorite song from now and then? Then - Beatles, Rolling Stones
Now - Eagles - Still like 60's and 70's music
Accomplishments: Soon to be 39 year marriage to a wonderful man. Raised a great son.
Future Plans? Eventually retire, build retirement home, travel and just have fun.


 

Jack Hooper

Jack Hooper

 

Occupation:

Self Employed

City, State: Norman, OK
Phone: 405-360-4258
Spouse: Lisa
Children: Jake Hooper, 13 Luke Hooper, 25 Jessica Hooper, 27
Grandchildren:  
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Beat Norman High in football
One thing you would do differently? Pay more attention in school
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Kenney Coffey and Harriette Haynes
Who are some of your best friends from our class?  
Favorite Place to Park?  
Current  Hobbies: Snow skiing, wake boarding and doing triathlons
What is your favorite song from now and then?  
Accomplishments: Completed 3 half iron man races. Built and sold numerous restaurants.
Future Plans? Relaxing


 

Laura Lynn Johnson Ciaramella

Laura Lynn Johnson Laura Ciaramella

Update:  2017

Retired - yes or no Retired
Hobbies Golf, paddle tennis, skiing, walking, cooking, spending time with family/friends
# of Grandchildren No grandchildren yet (my son isn't married yet!) - One GrandDog: Vincenzo Ciaramella
# of Great-grands No Great Grandchildren


Occupation:

Professional Volunteer

City, State: Los Angeles, California
Phone: 310-476-0586
Spouse: Joseph Robert Ciaramella
Children: Jonathan Clay Ciaramella, 19 yrs.
Grandchildren: Alexander (5) and Nicholas (3). (These are Joe's daughter's children...not Jonathan's!)
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Bonfires, football games, passing notes in class.   Driver's Ed, Choir!
One thing you would do differently? I'd be kinder to others not so self-centered.   I guess that comes with maturity, huh?
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Harriette Haynes.   Alana Roberts
Who are some of your best friends from our class? Jenny Gluckman, Harriette Haynes, Pauli Martin, Puddin Brown.
Favorite Place to Park? In front of my house.
Current  Hobbies: Skiing, cooking, traveling, reading, playing paddle tennis, walking/talking with friends, volunteering with Big Sisters of L.A., singing, playing the piano.
What is your favorite song from now and then? Anything from the Beatles (then) and now I like Maroon 5, Norah Jones, reggae, rock, gospel, lot of stuff.
Accomplishments:

I graduated from college with a BS Degree.  
Went to work for IBM in sales/marketing.  
Retired from IBM in a managerial position after 15 years.
Got my real estate license and sold commercial real estate for Cushman, Wakefield in L.A.
Got married (late!) and stayed married (so far....so good!)
Had my son two years later.   He's now 19 and attending Boston University.
Support Big Brothers/Big Sisters of L.A.
Am very involved with my church, Brentwood Pres. Church in Brentwood, CA.
Have participated in two mission trips, one to Guatemala and the other to Cameroon, Africa.
Have traveled extensively!

Future Plans?

To travel more, visit every continent if possible.   To hopefully see my son graduate from college and become a responsible, caring adult. To continue on the volunteer paths that I'm already on.   To continue pursuing my own spiritual path and hopefully keep working away at my faults....the list is getting shorter, but there's still lots to do!



 

Sharon Weiss

Sharon Weiss Lambert

 

Occupation:

Wife and MeMe to the grandchildren

City, State: Ada, OK
Phone: 580-332-7585
Spouse: Jack Lambert
Children: Sasha Lyn Clements (33)
Grandchildren: Will Hayden, age 4 Reese Allison, 1 1/2
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Contnahomas and football games
One thing you would do differently?  
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Carol Wilson Dorman
Who are some of your best friends from our class?  
Favorite Place to Park?  
Current  Hobbies: Photos of grand children spending time with family
What is your favorite song from now and then? Temptations and Tops
Shania Twain and Brooks and Dunn
Accomplishments:  
Future Plans? Traveling


 

Patsy Shelton Harvey

Patsy Shelton Harvey

 

Occupation:

Interior Decorator

City, State: Pagosa Springs, CO
Phone: 970-799-4603
Spouse: Jim
Children: Daughter:   Lynne, age 25
Grandchildren: No grandchildren yet
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Football games, pep rally's, dragging main.   I remember Becky disconnecting her speedometer so her mom wouldn't know we were dragging main instead of just " getting a coke" .
One thing you would do differently? Gee " overs" would be nice, but would we learn as much?   Actually I would stay in touch better.
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Anyone who started first grade at Willard
Who are some of your best friends from our class? I have really lost touch
Favorite Place to Park? Hmmmm
Current  Hobbies: Riding my Harley, a 50th Bday gift from my husband.   We like to load them and go somewhere warm to ride in the winter.   Reading - Book Club Line Dancing
What is your favorite song from now and then? Color My World -  Chicago Then
C & W, Il Divo, The Tenors and still love 60's music
Accomplishments: 31 years of marriage to my best friend, raising my beautiful daughter which meant 4-H animals, Girl Scouts and Cheer Mom
Future Plans? We lived all over the world and were so fortunate to experience all we did, but there is still such a big world out there, and lots here in the US I want to see and do.


 

Susan Lafon (Kersey)

Susan Lafon Susan Lafon (Kersey)

Update:  2017

Retired - yes or no Yes.
Hobbies Traveling, family history, spending time with friends and family
# of Grandchildren 16 Grands
# of Great-grands 2 Great Grands


Occupation:

Writer, Editor, Parent Educator

City, State: Casa Grande, AZ
Phone: 520-316-9408
Spouse: Fred Kersey
Children: Dan (35), Adam (33), Jon (25) step-daughters Kelly (42), Becky (35), Sara (34), Liz (32), Rachel (25)
Grandchildren: Step-grandchildren: Brooke, Erika, Ashley, Cassidy, Sydney, Emily, Seth, Ethan, Sammy, Ben, Isaac, Jonathan step-great-grandchild, Jersey
Favorite memory from High School/Confession

My weirdest memory is having to get through a performance of Bye Bye Birdie without attending a rehearsal -- a rather good metaphor for my entire time at Ada High School. I'm not actually sure this really happened or if I just dreamt it. Does anyone remember the school doing Bye Bye Birdie?

One thing you would do differently?

get counseling ... and relax and have more fun

What friend have you known the longest from our class?

Becky Pennington - she lived up the street so I met her a few days before Freshman year started ... first time I ever heard anyone say " y'all"

Who are some of your best friends from our class?

I have fond memories of many people

Favorite Place to Park? None
Current  Hobbies: My biggest passion is family history.   I also love reading, NetFlix (right now I'm into Chinese films), gardening, re-decorating the house and travel.
What is your favorite song from now and then? Don't have one favorite
Accomplishments: Staying alive and sane.   Raising 3 wonderful sons under difficult circumstances.   Not letting fear prevent me from going after what I wanted.   Finding God and doing what I can to serve Him and other people.
Future Plans? Continue my job training foster/adoptive parents, finish writing my Dad's family history and get it published, write and publish books and get an MA in family history writing.


 

Terry Hazelwood

Terry Hazelwood   Terry Hazelwood

Update:  2017

Retired - yes or no Yes.
Hobbies Playing tennis mainly to keep me moving. Golf, exercise, yard work and taking care of my old log cabin in New Mexico.
# of Grandchildren No Grands
# of Great-grands No Great Grands


Occupation:

Technical Sales

City, State: Lived/worked in 10 cities over 43 yrs and have just retired in Tulsa
Phone: 918-805-1063
Spouse: Janie Palmer Hazlewood from Mobile, AL
Children: Mary Ballard Brunson born 10/91. Austin Louis Hazlewood born 8/94. Neither is married, neither has kids.
Grandchildren: None
Favorite memory from High School/Confession Dewayne B and me standing on the football practice field in Nov figuring out which body part would freeze and fall off first. Edwin and me pushing that dang 2 man blocking sled until I almost or did upchuck. (I still have bad dreams of Leroy Mapp.) All those fun times listening to the bands Richie and Russell used to play in. Trying to learn to play tennis like Kenny and all the pretty tennis girls. Hauling hay with Richie & Vance & throwing up cause they talked me into chewing tobacco. In Jr HS Gary P racing us down to Folgers on his Cushman for an educated hamburger in a basket. Etc. Etc. Etc.
One thing you would do differently? Definitely spend more time & effort on learning stuff. Considering my great life growing up in Ada, I sometimes wonder what would have happened if Iíd just stayed there.
What friend have you known the longest from our class? Met many of my oldest friends at First Methodist Church. Vance, Richie, James, Harriett, Janie, Paula just to name a few. Good times and a Pepsi with peanuts in the bottle.
Who are some of your best friends from our class? I regret not keeping up better with all the great OK people I grew up with. I want to work on that.
Favorite Place to Park? I married Janie when I was 44 and told her I never dated anyone before her. Iím sticking with that story and itís my only story.
Current  Hobbies: Playing tennis mainly to keep me moving. Golf, exercise, yard work and taking care of my old log cabin in New Mexico.
What is your favorite song from now and then? Music is 1 of my biggest passions so I have way too many songs to start listing. But my stereo room/man cave is 1 of my favorite places on earth.
Accomplishments: Being a Dad is my favorite thing Iíve done. Moving to Tulsa and spending as much time as possible with my Dad his last years was priceless. Reading the Bible has made a difference in my life too.
Future Plans? There is probably 1 more move ahead depending on where the kids land.


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