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9-21-10- Sad news–William H. (Bill) Beckham passed away in Kansas on Sept. 21, 2010.


Watkins Misner, Joyce

Watkins-Misner, Joyce '60JOYCE (WATKINS) MISNER

After graduation, I attended Enid Business College and graduated in June, 1961 with a Secretarial Degree.

In October of 1961, Gary and I were married. We were blessed with two wonderful sons, Timothy and Michael . As parents, we did the typical things during their growing up years, baseball, music lessons, cub scouts, band parents, etc. Since we never left Enid, both sons graduated from EHS. Our oldest, Timothy, is currently working in Civil Service as a GS13 and is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Science. He is the father of our two grandsons. Our youngest, Michael, completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2001. He also has a degree in Information Technology and is currently working in the IT field while still pursuing his music.

After 32 years as Director of Materiels Management at Integris Bass Memorial Baptist Hospital, Gary retired in 2002. He recently retired again from a consulting position. He is enjoying being at home and plans to do some fishing. As for me, I am active in my church. I taught children’s choirs for over 25 years, sing in the church choir, play in the handbell choir, and help coordinate our annual Christmas pageant. I enjoy reading and am active in a book club and a Red Hat group. In October of next year, Gary and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.

I guess when I look back on these past 50 years, I can’t believe how fast they have gone; but I am grateful to the Lord for his blessing on my life. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our reunion and renewing old friendships. See you in October!Watkins-Misner, Joyce '10


Traynor, Lang Jovita

Traynor-Lang, Jovita '60 JOVITA (TRAYNOR) LANG

After graduation I worked for several months at the Enid Public Library.  I married Joe Lang (my high school sweetheart) the following November.  We will celebrate our 50th anniversary this year.  We moved to our present location several months after we were married.
Joe and I are still very active in farming and ranching.  We raise wheat, corn and milo and handle about 800 head of cattle each year with the help of two full time employees.
We have a son Tim and a daughter-in-law Cindy who live in Enid.  They have our two precious grandchildren.  First grandchild Katy recently graduated from OSU and second grandchild Michael just finished his sophomore year at OSU.
Being a farm wife has been a wonderful  and challenging experience.
I  taught Sunday school at the North Garland Church of Christ for 38 yrs.  I am very active in a HCE  (home, community, education) group and am currently serving as president.  We do projects for our local school and community.  I have been an active Hospice volunteer for thirteen years, and have helped organize the past several class reunions.
I had many wonderful experiences growing up in the Enid school system.  I will always be grateful for the many dedicated teachers  that worked so hard.
I spent five years at Jackson school.  Learned many life lessons there.  Connie (Mauck) Wright and I became best friends.  Sixth grade I transferred to Garfield and Judy (Coker) Lippard became a very dear friend.  Then   on to Longfellow and Karen (Erickson) Large and Sharon (Erickson) Faulkner became dear friends.  The five of us all married  within six months and all stayed married to the same person until the untimely death of Karen in 2000.  The remaining  three of us I still consider very dear friends.
Life has been good. I try to enjoy and appreciate every day.
Hopefully we will have a memorable and enjoyable 50th reunion I

Traynor-Lang, Jovita '10


Erickson Faulkner, Sharon

Erickson-Faulkner, Sharon '60Sharon K. (Erickson) Faulkner

After graduation and summer vacation, I worked in the Enid High School Activity Office as a secretary for Charles Lynch. Later I went to work on the accounts at Herzbergs Department Store as the book keeper.

In May of 1961, James and I were married. I worked in Enid while he was finishing college at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Following graduation in 1962, we moved to Waco Texas where he entered the Air Force as a 2nd Lt. and completed flight training. I spent 29 years as an Air Force wife and made 18 moves and lived in places from coast (CA) to coast (FL), and North (AK) to South (TX). We are blessed with two wonderful children, Eric (EHS 1984, OSU 1990, Masters from Colorado State 2002) and Jayme (Randolph AFB, TX 1989, OSU 1993, Oklahoma University 1998). As a mom, I did the typical things, attended football games, school chorus and band events.

Our son Eric attended OSU where he obtained an Architectural Engineering Degree. He has his own business (Wishing Rock Homes) in Boerne TX. He and Margie are the parents of our grandson Ethan. Our youngest, Jayme, completed her bachelors degree at Oklahoma State. She also attended the Oklahoma University Para Legal school and works as a Certified Legal Assistant for a local law firm. Jayme and her husband Shyler live in Enid.

After 29 years of moving around with the Air Force, James retired in 1991. We returned to Enid where he went to work at Vance AFB as a contract flight simulator instructor pilot and is still working. Since that time I have been actively involved with the Class of 1960 reunion committee. Many of you might remember my twin sister Karen. She passed away in 2000. She was a wonderful sister. I am blessed to still have my Mom who celebrated her 90th birthday in January 2010. It has been great visiting with many classmates. Hope to see many of you in October!

Erickson-Faulkner, Sharon '10

Class Bios

Traynor Lang, Jovita