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McCoy (Decker) Woodruff, Darlene

McCoy-Decker, '60DARLENE McCOY (DECKER) WOODRUFF

 

After graduating I took a course in IBM Keypunch. Worked in computers for several years. Met and married William E Decker in Nov. 1960. We have two sons and twin daughters.
Bruce W., Bartlesville, OK. Married, one daughter. He is an Areonautical Engineer and works for Conoico Phillips.
James W., Hennessey, OK. 1st marriage, one son. 2nd marriage, she has five. Jimmy adopted her little girl. He joined the Navy in 1983. Was in the Gulf War. Got out but joined the Army Reserves. He was in a tank when in Iraq. He has been in Afghanistan twice teaching the Afgans. He works for his Dad as a Contract Pumper in the oil fields.
Coni S. (Decker). Young. Indian Trail, NC. Married, two daughters. She is a housewife and works at home for a company on her computer.
Roni R. Decker, Hennessey, OK. Married, divorced, one daughter and one son. Works for the grocery store in Hennessey. She is their Produce Manager.
After I divorced I started working for Wal-Mart in Cleveland, OK, transferred to the first store in Enid, then transferred to the Cushing store where I met and married Charles R (Tuck) Woodruff. He is from Virginia and he wanted to move back home, so we’ve lived in Jarratt, VA
since 1986. Jarratt is just off I-95 about 60 miles south of Richmond, VA. I worked in a small grocery store in Jarratt till they built a Wal-mart in Colonial Heights, VA. 34 miles north of here. They built a store in Emporia, VA, just 7 miles south of Jarrett, so I transferred to it. When I was working at the Colonial Heights store I was in the worst tornado I have ever been in. I worked for Wal-Mart for a total 22 years. Now I’m retired and loving it.
We live in the country on a little over two acres. We have a pond, not a great big one but big enough to have a bunch of catfish! Some are pretty good sized, 22 lbs. or better.

 

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Wilson Gammon, Sugee

Wilson-Gammon, Sugee '60SUGEE (WILSON) GAMMON

I graduated from Enid High in 1960, got married to Roger Gammon, this June we will be married 50yrs. We had 2 boys, Rocky, and Ricky, in 1963 we moved to Denver, Co where we lived for 18yrs, I worked for 47 Dr’s and set up a scheduling center in the hospital there and work for 17yrs with those Dr’s.

Then we moved to Casle Rock, Co where I started managing properties, then from there we moved to Calif, lived there and I worked in Syntax Labs, and Rog worked for HP, then from there we moved all over the US, we have lived in every state in the US, and have done a lot of things, we moved to Az about 10yrs ago from GA and built a beautiful home 5100sq ft Santa Fe our dream home. In 2005 we founded a PT Cruiser Club, and we have owned over 6 PT we have 2 of them now being showing all over the US from West Coast to East Coast and it has been written up in a Magazine called Cruiser Quarterly and I also did write ups for the Magazine, and we still run the club if you are interested you can go up on our website azcactuscruiser.com and on the home page is a picture of our club members and our home. We put on one of the biggest PT Cruisers car shows in Laughlin, NV on in Mar. Next one will be Mar 17-20 2011.

Then we have one we put on call PT Roundup in the Desert in Scottsdale, AZ in Feb 4,5 2011. This will be our 7th yr. So this is just some of the things that Rog and I do, Roger is retired and does lots of work on our PT’s. His garage is 1800 sq ft, and has a hoist in it so that he can work on the cars. And I still manage 47 homes in our area of Queen Creek, AZ.

So if any of you come our way give us a call and come out we would love to see you. Our home is always open. As I do a lot of Spiritual work and I’m a healer. I have people from all over the world that come to see me.

Love and Light —Sugee/Roger Gammon–

If you are down our way give us a call.Wilson-Gammon, Sugee '10

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Quick Stevens, Joyce

Quick-Stevens, Joyce '60JOYCE LEE (QUICK) STEVENS

I have lived in Enid since graduation in 1960; having moved to Enid in junior high, from my ancestral roots in the St. Louis, Missouri area.   I now have new roots planted here, seasoned with time; family and memories.

I married Leon Stevens on October 22, 1961. He has been in the carpet contracting business for 49 years now. (Stevens Floor Covering) He graduated from Carrier High School in 1961.
We have three children, eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild and one grandchild deceased.
all three of my children graduated from Enid High School as did one of my grandchildren in 2010.
At this time I have 2 other grandchildren at Enid High School.

Our children are Tami Stevens Henry (Steve); Tommy Stevens (Elaine); and Timi Stevens Wood Tim).
Other grandchildren are: Hunter, Storm, Tommy II, Starri, Tiffany, Nash, Keeley, Branson, Brady, Blake, Briley Hope, Great Grandchild Kentley, and deceased grandchild Journey Brooke.
We have been blessed, as each one is a special gift from the Lord.
I have been staying active in the community by being involved in church, volunteer work in different places, nursing homes, hospitals, Enid Cemetery, etc.

I am now on the board of Enid Cemetery, having served in two capacities as treasurer and President.
I also have my own personal care and needs business. “Cottage Charm Care” –A Handle with Care –A Handle with Prayer Service.
This is such a great joy and a wonderful opportunity for me, as my heart is to always help others.
It is a very fulfilling life.  I also carry a minister’s license which helps me to more involved with their care, if need be.
My goals are to always put the Lord first, then family, and then helping others and the Community.
I desire to continue to learn and grow as I walk day by day on my life’s journey.Quick-Stevens, Joyce '10

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Arnold, Brian

Arnold, Brian '60BRIAN ARNOLD

  Following school, my life has been a simple one.  A tour in the Navy; four
years in the Oklahoma National Guard; 4-1/2 years working for Haney
Brother’s Electric; almost 23 years working for Baker Wholesale, 17 of
those years as a traveling salesman selling plumbing and well supplies,
designing heating and air conditioning layouts for home and light
commercial business buildings until they closed their doors in Enid in 1990.

Following an 18 month self-imposed vacation, I worked as a floor salesman
for Athey Lumber Company for 3 years, then back to Winnelson Wholesale
Plumbing, then on to the United States Postal Service for the past 16+
years, (9 years 4 months part-time and 5 years 7 month full-time).

I intend to work for another 3 years at least.
I should mention 1 marriage in 1964, 2 children (the oldest killed in a motorcycle accident).  The second marriage of 30+ years to Sue (Lukenbaugh) Campbell a 1959 graduate.

My hobby is genealogy research.

The best of all of this, we are DEBT FREE.

Arnold, Brian '10

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Silberberger Wyant, Diane

 

Silberberger-Hutton, Diane '60DIANE (SILBERBERGER) WYANT

After graduation I attended Monticello College, Alton, Illinois for a year.  I then returned to Enid and graduated from Enid Business College in 1963 with a degree in Accounting.  I was employed in Enid then in OKC, where I met and married Jim Wyant.  We had two children, Tiffany, now a CPA and Controller of Nestle Purina, and Eddie, now the District Attorney over Ottawa and Washita Counties in Oklahoma.  Jim and I divorced and I moved back to Enid to raise the children.  I was employeed with The City of Enid for 13 years.  In 1987 I moved to Las Vegas, Nv. where my sister Vicki lives.  While there I worked for Statistical Tabulation Corporation ( a computerized accounting and payroll firm).  I lived there until 1991 when I moved back to Enid .  I then went to work for Nickell Drug as an Office Manager/ Bookkeeper, and also became a Pharmacy Tech while there. I worked there until the store closed in 2002.   I am currently working when needed at my church, Emmanuel Baptist.  I work in the nursery and with missions.  I also work there on Friday’s for Friday School.  I am currently active in Red Hat, Bible study and Enid Senior Center.

Now in the senior period of my life, I found that I was full of knowledge, information and experiences, and time to allow myself along with my sisters to create SOLOW the card game of the twenty-first century.  A few years ago we were all three together and decided since we had played games and cards our entire life, we wanted to create a game of our own.  We realized we wanted a simple yet challenging, fast and fun game that anyone could play.  After a couple of years of research, a lot of e-mails, and much testing we realized we had a game.  This year we decided to bring it out to the public and see if anyone would like it.  We are on our second mass order and continue to expand our exposure.  Our website where you may purchase the game is cardgamesandmore.com.

The game has taken off and we are working on the website constantly  We are working on other card games which we hope to have out in the near future.

Who said Retirement is boring????


DianeSilberberger-Hutton, Diane '10

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Chodrick, Vernon

VERNON CHODRICK 

Choderick, VernonAfter graduation from high school, I went on a harvest crew that summer.  When I got home, I joined the army with David Dow. I was stationed at Oak Mountain in San Fernando Valley California for 2 years, then served 1 year in Korea at an Air Defense Command there. Came home in the fall of 1963 and went to work for Bill Sturdevant Plumbing for 10 years. Dad opened Chodrick Plumbing and I worked for him for 10 years. I took over the business when he retired and still operate it now.

Met my wife, Wynne in October 1965 and married in May 1966. We have two daughters. Shelly is a legal secretary, married to Jim Hager. They have grandson A.J. and step-grandchildren, Michael,Eli and Jill, and 3 step-greatgrand children. Our daughter Marla is a kindergarten teacher, married to Ryan Fuxa,drug dog officer for EPD. They have our two grandsons, Tucker and Wyatt. I enjoy hunting elk in Colorado every year. I am an officer in Garfield Rifle Association. We have lived in Enid all our married life, have a RV and love to go camping and enjoy riding ATV.

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

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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

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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

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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