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