Married Larry Landrith August 1960… attended OSU’ one year Business… Daughter Jody Kaye, born 1961 Stillwater, OK… Attended & Graduated from: BEETCH’S BEAUTY ACADEMY, Enid, OK. 1963… Betty’s mother Vera Riley (‘RIP’) my INSPIRING INSTRUCTOR! Moved to Bakersfield, CA. 1964… Mr. L’ with ‘IRS,’ Bakersfield/LA’ area… Our son Lane Terry born Bakersfield 1964… Enjoyed our five years in CA… The Pacific Ocean, Mountains & of course ‘Disney Land’… Headed to BEAUTIFUL COLORADO 1968… Mr L’ working for Gov @ Air Base… Our home Golden/Arvada Area, just east of N. Table Mt. provided enjoyment for us & our kids… Spent A LOT’ of time enjoying COLORADO!!! Divorced 1988’… At that time working in Denver/Cherry Creek area for: O’B’ ENTERPRISES (Gallop, NM)… first at ‘SHALAKO’ in the Ole’ ‘TIVOLI BUILDING’ down town, then managing their ‘SHALAKO EAST’ on E. 2nd Ave… Then headed for New Mexico… While in Albuquerque, working with ‘SILVER BIRD’ Wholesale-Mfg & Retail… ‘NATIVE AMERICAN ART’… ‘One of my Loves’… Enjoyed touring N.M. & loved their weather! Back to OKLAHOMA, Christmas 1989… Working for ‘CHOCTAW TRADING POST’… Moving to Tulsa area 1991, now working for ‘LYON’S INDIAN STORE’… Few months 1995 working in OKCity area, was approximately 3 1/2 miles from Bombing Site! Headed back to my home on Keystone Lake! Now working for: ‘Mock Bros Saddle Tack & Western Wear’, Sand Springs… Parimutuels at ‘Fair Meadows’, Tulsa… Then ‘Mannford Public Schools’ Aid & Driver, three years W/’Specials’ & ‘ED’… RETIRED 2005’ Love my home on the lake… Catch time now & then to share time W/my brother Bill Vollmer, down on the dock & out on a cruise… 🙂 Must mention ‘I Love My Dog’… ‘Little One’ now is B’, short for B’B IV & Yes’ there is’ a story connected to Her Name! My brother Bill drove me to Muldrow, OK to adopt her last July… Must ADD at this point, I am a ‘BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR’ … surgery Dec ’08 – May ’09 – May ’10… Been a LONG’ journey, but Please Note: NOW’ doing VERY WELL! SORRY, I won’t be able to attend ‘OUR 50TH REUNION’… ‘GOD BLESS’ each of you & our America! Lov’ My Dog’… B’ is ‘My Black Furry Angel’
Like many new high school graduates; I was unsure what direction to go. I had a serious girl friend and worked in my father’ s glass business in Enid and attended Phillips University for a short time.
I did finally find a direction. Got married in December of 1964 to Cheryl Suttles (class of 64), joined the Army Reserve, attended EBC and received an associates degree. We moved to Ponca City in 1967 when I started work for Conoco in the refinery accounting department. It was a low level job, but we were happy to have it.
in 1980 Cheryl wa asked to join the staff of newly elected U.S. enator Don Nickles. She had worked on his campaign the previous year. She served as his State Director and held that position for 20 year until her retirement in 2001.
Meanwhile, I was progressing to various positions with Conoco; Clerical Supervisor, Accounting Supervisor and Maintenance Planing and Control system Administrator.
I retired in 1999 as Senior Financial Analyst reporting to the Refinery Manager and Director of Finance jointly.
Cheryl and I had both looked forward to retirement. Soon afterward we rented a motorhome and took a memorable vacation We had bought a 50′ house boat shortly before retirement and enjoyed it for several years on Grand Lake in eastern Oklahoma. We decided a house at the lake would be less of a headache. Our house is on the shore of the lake with a wonderful view of sunsets. It seems it is under constant remodeling, but we do enjoy projects. We spend as much time there as possible.
Aside from getting older and some health challenges we are enjoying retirement very much.
Dear Class 0f ’60 members:
I write after much water has run under the bridge these last 50 years for all of us. Enclosed you will find a brief summation of my highlites.
Many of you know my father passed away from a malignancy the summer we graduated from high school. I stayed in Enid at Phillips University, running our furnature store, and managing to graduate on to OU Medical School in 1963. Some of you might remember our senior play “Our Hearts were Young and Gay”, in which Ed Emmons and I were two medical students on a cruise. It is interesting that both of us emerged as physicians, Ed becoming an Orthopedist. I chose to stay in Oklahoma City as a General Surgical resident for 5 years, followed by the required two year commitment in the Army at Ft. Bragg, N.C. as a surgeon with the rank of Major. I then accepted a position as a Plastic Surgical Resident in Pittsurgh, PA for two years, followed by a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the University of Louisville under Dr. Harold Kleinert. I then returned for a couple of years as a teaching instructor at Pitt, actually performing the first thumb replantation in western Pennsylvania 1977. I elected to turn to private practice in 1978, and moved to Lubbock Texas where I have been since.
I married Carole Fortson in 1964, and we have one offspring, Chuck, now a tenured PhD professor of economics at Baylor. Carole and I divorced after 29 years, and two years later I met and married my current wife, Gail, and inherited one son, Reagan, now a youth minister in Seattle after an undergrad degree from Univ. of North Carolina and a master of Theology from Fuller in Pasadena.
After a couple of years in Lubbock, I took up flying, encouraged by Bob McCoy after our 20th High School reunion. I had my Twin 58TC Baron for 20 years, opening the doors for many other endeavors.
IN 1985 I was introduced to football officiating, and quit just last year. One highlite was getting assigned a quarter final high school game in Texas Stadium,Dallas, as the referee in 2007.
My knowledge of football rules also led me to a 15 year period of time on Texas Tech Radio as a “Rules of the Game” commentator, traveling to all of the Texas Tech ballgames with the team. Also golf is a hobby, but without much success.
I married my high school sweetheart, Frosty Peak in 1959. My first job out of high school was at Morgan’s Diamond Shop and then St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid. After Frosty and I moved to Oklahoma City I worked for United Founder’s Life Insurance Co. and then spent a number of years working for Northwest Otolaryngology (two ear, nose and throat doctors). I have worked for American Floral Service (AFS) which is now Teleflora (a flowers-by-wire company) for 27 years. I have been Assistant to the Chairman of Teleflora for the past 25 years. I obviously don’t do a lot of job hopping!
After 37 years of marriage Frosty and I divorced in 1997, but we have four wonderful children and eight terrific grandchildren. My oldest daughter, Susan lives in Stamford, CT, my son, Brad lives in OKC, Mickie, my middle daughter lives in Tulsa and Ashlie, my youngest lives in Yukon. My children have 2 children each – Susan has Luke (15) and Lyric (13); Brad has Zach (17) and Cole (15); Mickie has Caleb (11) and Jacob (7) and Ashlie has Randi (15) and Rachael (8).
I’ve been dating Bill Kerr (also EHS Class of 60) for about 12 years and we both plan to be at the EHS 50th Reunion. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Married to Sue Stranathan 8/27/60
Both went to O.S.U.
Graduated Spring of 1964 Degree in Accounting.
Worked for accounting Firm for 6 months.
Partner with Forest Peak for 1965 to 1966.
Moved to Wichata, Kansas and went to work selling Insurance for the next 12
Moved to Tulsa, Ok and started a construction Business for the next 13 years.
Sept.1, 1991 was hired by Sooner Federal Financial Services Corp. as their
We are presently active in Gas & Oil, Mining, Insurance, Stem Cell Research,
Wind and Solar Technology, Commerical Loaning and Ranching.
Divorced Sue Stranathan in 1978. Carl has now been divorced for the last 10 years. Carl has three sons Christopher Moore who is a Veterinarian in Salt Lake City, Curtis Moore who owns the Moore Insurance selling AAA in Oklahoma City He also went to OSU, and Daniel Moore of Tulsa who works for Capital One and is attending college.
50 YEARS CONDENSED
(MISS EVA YOUNG, EHS ENGLISH LITERATURE, WOULD BE PROUD)
After graduation I went toOklahomaStateUniversitywhere I became a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, pledging with classmates Hank Harbaugh, Gilbert Krout, Jimmy Munger, and Gary Oringderff. After two years at OSU I transferred to Phillips University in Enid where I graduated in 1965 with a BS in Business Administration.
Upon completion of college I became employed with the Hartford Insurance Group,Oklahoma City,Oklahoma. I also spent time working at the company’s home office inHartford,Connecticutwhere I obtained a Masters Degree Insurance Principles & Management Techniques.
With the advent of the Viet Nam War I accepted a Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Medical Service Corps. While stationed at Fort Sam Houston Texas, I was Aide-de-Camp to Major General Laurence A. Potter and served as Special Escort Officer to General William C. Westmoreland when he visitedBrookeArmyMedicalCenter, Fort Sam Houston, Texas to present awards to wounded veterans of the Viet Nam War.
I volunteered for service in Viet Namand left one week after our 10th High School Reunion, returning a year later. While I was inViet Nam I saw Gary Oringderff and Mike Robinson (EHS Class of 1962). Small world! During my 4 years of active duty, I obtained the rank of Captain, and received the Bronze Star Medal and two Army Commendation Medals.
I left the military in 1972 for employment with theSanta RosaMedicalCenter,San Antonio,Texas, which, at that time was the largestCatholicMedicalCenterin theUSwith over 3,500 employees. In 1985 I became Vice President and Administrator of theMedicalCenter. In 1987 I became employed with Incarnate Word Health Services,San Antonio,Texas, a healthcare system consisting of 12 hospitals and 6,000+ employees located throughoutTexasandMissouri, where I remained until I retired in 1999.
Along the way I have two 47 year old twin daughters and six grand children, ages 17-29, all living in Hot SpringsArkansas. Also, through a second marriage I have a 23 year old son, Bond, and a 19 year old daughter, Fay, both living at home and attending college here in San Antonio. I do have a Facebook account for those of you that might be interested. My e-mail is email@example.com.
I spent 10 years as a Coach in Little League Baseball while my son was young. Now being retired I spend time both fishing and hunting, and am an avid sports fan. Before my knees gave out I played a lot of golf. I love to barbeque and am considered a good cook by most of my close friends. I am also a great supporter of the Dallas Cowboys and the San Antonio Spurs.
Earlier this summer I had a stroke and lost the eyesight in my left eye. A week later I had bypass surgery and have done well recovering at home. The only person that I have maintained steady contact with since high school is my friend Buddy Bugg of Enid. I look forward to seeing him and all of you that I have neglected to stay in touch with over the years.
God Bless you all.
It was back on the farm after graduation. Then in Jan of ’64 Uncle Sam decided I needed a 2 year vacation in the Army. After I was stationed permanently in Germany I returned home to get married & take my bride, Jean, back with me for the last 14 months. We did have a nice “honeymoon-vacation” traveling to several countries.
After graduation from EHS, I attended Business College and married Alvin Kabetzke in January 1961. We moved to Fort Sill where he was stationed in the Army. We had two daughters, Debra and Candi, moved to California in 1963, and divorced in 1966. I was married and widowed twice before meeting Patrick Cashin in 1992. We were married in 1998 and live in Redondo Beach, California. We have three grandchildren, Talia (20, Devin (20), and Christine (7). I also have two step daughters, one step son and one step granddaughter. Our granddaughter Talia has lived with us for the last 8 years and expects to move into her own apartment this September.
Throughout high school, I worked for Liberty Federal Savings and The Record Shop. After moving to California, I worked for General Telephone (now Verizon) as a repair operator. After a couple of years, I joined my Dad’s plumbing company as their bookkeeper and office manager until 1977 when I decided to go back to school to become a Certified Public Accountant.
Although I was unable to complete my education, I have worked for two CPA firms and have been employed by Sanders Kalvin McMillan Carter, LLP for the last 26 years. I started with SKMC as a bookkeeper/accountant and later took on the additional responsibility of office manager.
I have been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica for over 25 years and have served as a Deacon, Elder and Trustee. Pat and I have been active in the Mariners Club there (a married couples group) and have served on its board in various positions including that of “Skipper.”
We are very active in Rotary International. We have traveled to India to participate in Rotary’s fight to end polio and immunize all children. We work with the local Rotarians to provide orthopedic corrective surgery for polio victims, to provide water wells, books and computers for poor rural schools, and numerous other projects. Nothing has thrilled me more than when I got to spend time with the children undergoing surgery. Pat has also traveled to Bangladesh, Kashmir, San Salvador, Mexico, Japan and the Philippines as a representative of Rotary for a multitude of projects.
I look forward to meeting all of you again at our 50th Class Reunion. Can you believe it? I can’t possibly be that old!
Betty Deel Cashin
After graduation I went to Oklahoma State University and completed my BS and MS in Civil Engineering. While at OSU my wife, Jana, and I were married. Upon graduation we moved to Texas where I worked as a structural engineer. While in Texas I also completed my Ph.D in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas-Arlington. Although it was not planned we moved back to Oklahoma in 1974 when I accepted a faculty position at OSU. I retired from OSU after 35 years on the faculty of Civil Engineering.
My wife, Jana, and I were married as we both completed our bachelors’ degrees at OSU and will celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary this fall. We have 3 sons; a school teacher in Grapevine, Texas, a civil engineer in Irving, Texas, and an urban planner for the City of New York. Our first grand-daughter was born in 2009. It has been different, but nice, to have a girl in the family after raising 3 boys.
I have had a very enjoyable career and family life. My earlier years involved the practice of engineering in the electrical power and petro-chemical industries. My academic career was balanced between teaching and research, especially working with students. In recent years my time has been occupied in writing textbooks. I have 3 books published by McGraw-Hill, each with multiple editions and translations into Chinese.
The past 4 years we have enjoyed our log home, which we had built near Covington, Oklahoma. It is located next to a pond full of fish and surrounded with lots of wild life. We spend time at the log home and in Stillwater. Jana and I have also enjoyed traveling in our motor home. Now that I am retired I hope to spend more time with my earlier hobby of cars, my 1970 corvette and 1930 Model A Ford.
Unfortunately I have not done a good job of keeping contact with classmates since our graduation. I wish all of our EHS60 graduates the very best in life.
In August of 1963, I graduated from Phillips and began my teaching career in Harper, Kansas. Unfortunately it was with high school students and I learned very quickly that I did not like them. The next year I moved to Wichita and beagan teaching middle school in Haysville. I spent 6 years there and in 1970 Ron’s company moved us to Dallas. Since then we have lived in the Dallas Metroplex in numerous places.
I married Ronald Rylander (class of ’59) in 1964. We have one daughter, Jennifer, and 2 grandchildren.
In 2004 I decided it would be more fun to play with grandbabies than to teach, so I retired. At that point we moved from Grapevine to Aubrey, Tx.(beautiful horse ranch country).
For the last 20 years I have been working with a partner doing “teacher training” …the state of Texas requires that all teachers have training in how to teach Gifted and Talented students..that is the training that we provide. It keeps me busy and I enjoy the time spent with other teachers.
Judith (Judy Ladd) Rylander