Lizar, Dwayne

Dwayne Lizar Bibliography for EHS 1960

In view of the fact that I will become 80 years old next month and have never attended a high school reunion, I thought it might be nice to reach out to my surviving fellow classmates from Enid High School and give a brief description of my journey since high school. Following high school, I attended Phillips University majoring in speech and hearing science.  My father died at an early age (47) and I left school for a short time following his death, graduating with a bachelor of science in 1965.  That’s right a B.S. from P.U. After accepting a vocational rehabilitation scholarship my studies were continued at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and Phillips University with a Master’s of Science degree achieved in 1968. During my early college days, I married Linda Roberts and we had two sons, Jeffrey and Christopher.  When Jeffrey was three years old and Christopher was one month old my family and I moved to Nashville, Tennessee where I completed two years of post-graduate work in the speech pathology/audiology program at Vanderbilt University. My professional experiences have included work in hospitals, clinics, schools, and private practice.  From Enid we lived for a short time in Kansas City, Missouri prior to moving to Ponca City, Oklahoma where a group of us developed a speech pathology/audiology department within a community mental health program.  In 1975 my family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where I established a private practice.

Linda and I divorced in 1981 as I moved to California and she retained her residence in Arizona. Following a practice of eleven years in Arizona, I tested the waters in California where I have been affiliated with a variety of programs, including 17 years as a contract speech-language pathologist in various schools affiliated with Summit Speech Pathologists, Inc.

I informally retired in 2017 after over 50 years in my chosen profession.  I continue to have a limited practice in audiology performing central auditory processing evaluations for students in four school districts.  It keeps me as busy as I want to be, but not as demanding as before “retirement.”

Our two sons attended Arizona State University where Jeff completed a degree in business and Chris was involved in the music department and played on the drumline of the marching Sun Devils.  Jeff and his wife Stefanie live in Yorba Linda, California and have two sons, Colin, a student at UCLA and Parker, a sophomore at Foothill High school in Orange County.  Colin writes for the Daily Bruin covering water polo activities and Parker plays water polo at his high school.

Chris and his wife Monica live in Corona, California and have a son, Austin who is a seventh-grade honor student and plays soccer. They have a daughter, Sierra, a fifth-grade student  who is an excellent student and cheerleader performing at minor league baseball games and participating in competitions.

I currently live with my partner of twenty-one years, Robbie (a woman honestly) in a gated community in Murrieta, California.  We enjoy walks on the beach, traveling, dining out, and playing golf.  Our home borders the 17th fairway of the California Oaks Golf Club where we sometimes play.  Behind our home is a pond which attracts many different types of birds such as great white herons, Canadian Geese, ducks and in the neighboring trees we have red tailed hawks, owls and a variety of smaller birds.

Life is good and I have been blessed with family, friends, and good health.  My relationship with Robbie has opened my life to her children and grandchildren. One is a student at the University of San Diego and is an accomplished equestrian. (I don’t know where that came from, her parents are very city).  Two of her grandchildren are very accomplished water polo players and with Parker’s team making three we watch; we often spend weekends watching a lot of water polo. Including Robbie’s children, we have a total of nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Robbie and I are both originally from Oklahoma and will always regard the Sooner state as home.  We have made several trips back to visit family and friends. We are huge Sooner fans and bleed crimson and cream. Anytime a Sooner team gets close to where we are, we make it a point to attend the games. We followed the softball team closely this year and celebrated their sixth national championship.  My faith remains strong and my politics continue to be conservative in spite of all the craziness surrounding us here in California.

It is difficult to fathom how quickly life moves on when you are young. You always think you have more time, but sometimes that doesn’t work out.  I have always been proud to be a Plainsman and in spite of the lack of contact with old friends, have fond memories of my time in Enid, as a child, in high school, and in college.

I wish you all well and hope you are living the life you intended to live. 

Warm personal regards,



Jack, John H.

 John Houston Jack
January 02, 1942 – January 26, 2018

Funeral service for John Jack, 76 of Enid, will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Barrick officiating. Burial will follow in Hawley Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home & Crematory.
John was born on January 2, 1942 in Enid to Allen and Ruth (Frazier) Jack and passed away on January 26, 2018 in Enid.
John grew up in Enid and graduated from Enid High School. In 1961 he started working at Vance Air Force Base as a computer operator. John retired after working there for 49 years. He was also a licensed plumber and worked for his father-in-law. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of Lodge #80, and Jack loved traveling and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Warren Jack II.
John is survived by his companion, Kay Hendricks; son, Warren Jack and wife, Gretchen, and their daughter, Heather Steele and husband Tyler; son, John Jack Jr. and his sons, Adam and Randy Jack; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Jo Ann Whitlock and husband Jim.




Mitten, Ralph

Mitten_Ralph US Army, 1959-resize-70   Ralph Mitten           Mitten-R&R 2012-30resize

I did not get to walk and receive my graduation certificate like normal people; instead, I enlisted in the Army. I did, however, receive my HS equivalent (GED) certificate while in the Army.

After receiving an honorable discharge (that may surprise a couple of you), I returned to Enid, OK. I was working at George E. Failing Co. on East Main when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. That is where I met Rosalie Dowe. She was George Doremus’s secretary. I asked her out on a dare from the guys in the shop, and we married a year later in 1965. Poor girl; I drug her all over the world and she has stuck with me through it all.

I became a pilot in 1968, and a commercial pilot/flight instructor in 1969. In 1970, I went to work for the Frisco Railroad, as a track hand. Six months later, I was enrolled in the Apprentice Engineer program. Eventually, Ben Haines and I took our written test to be a locomotive engineer. The examiner sat at the same table with us and didn’t even close the door when he went to the bathroom. The exam took two days. Later, I learned that Ben and I had made the highest scores ever recorded on the Frisco RR. (proud moment). An interesting tidbit – I worked with Beverly Gearheard’s daddy for 16 years on the Frisco/ Burlington Northern RR before leaving in 1986. I went back into the aviation field full time.

The last two years on the RR, I went to school and took the required tests to become an aircraft mechanic. Three years later, I took the exam to become an aircraft inspector. I have maintained both licenses to date. From 1986 to 1990, I trained and received my Airline Transport pilot license. I also received both Single Engine and Multi-engine, Land and Sea license.

From 1990 to 1992, we went to the South Pacific and served with Pacific Missionary Aviation as a life line to the outer island people. I carried missionaries to the outer Islands, did air medicine drops, sea search and rescue, and medical evacuations. I can honestly say that the Lord allowed me to serve Him in a much-needed ministry.

In 1992, we returned to the US, and I went to work for Groendyke Transport as a company pilot and aircraft mechanic. While there, I flew many missions for the company in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Sometimes, I flew alone, and sometimes, as captain or co-pilot with Mel Shipley, in the company Turbo-prop and Jet airplanes.

In 2000, I went to work at Flight Safety, International (training pilots in jets) in Wichita, Kansas. I retired in 2008 (65 years old) and Rosalie and I moved back to Enid. We have lived at Golden Oaks Retirement village since then. My final achievement, while in Wichita, was to fly a Citation CE680 Sovereign Jet from Wichita, KS to London, England. I crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of the night at 45,000 feet.

I did, however, become very bored after retirement; and eight months later, I went to work for Aircraft Structures, International, at Woodring Airport  (Mickey and Kay Stowers), where I worked six more years.

Rosalie and I have been blessed with fifty wonderful years together. We have two children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. We have been members of Emmanuel, Enid since 1980, where Dennis Luckinbill is the leader of my community group.


Reunion – People Planning to Attend- DELAYED TIL 2023

As of July 21, 2022 no date has been set for the NEXT EHS Class 60 reunion –Contact Jovita, Sharon or Joyce with suggestions or send will keep you advised via e-mail when we start the planning process again!  Can contact Sharon Erickson Faulkner at, Jovita Trainor Lang at or Joyce Watkins Misner at with questions.


This is a list of class members & guest who indicated they plan to attend the Class Reunion in 2020-21 .  DELAYED because of COVID-19. 

Possible Attendee listing as of  —February 12, 2020:

(# means accompanied by spouse/guest).

(1959) indicates Class if in other than Class 60 .

NOTE: IF YOU want an updated EHS Class 1960 roster contact:

Sharon (Erickson) Faulkner


Arnold, Brian #

(Carroll) Potter, Linda #

Chodrick, Vernon

Dowd, Sandy

(Erickson) Faulkner, Sharon #

Luckinbill, Dennis #

Mitten, Ralph #

(Provost) Peak, Connie

(Traynor) Lang, Jovita

(Upton) Hager, Millie #

(Watkins) Misner, Joyce #

(Webb) Harrison, Kay

(Wolfinger) Bellatti, Barbara #





60 plus Reunion –NOTE: DELAYED BECAUSE OF COVID-19–Contact Jovita Traynor Lang, Sharon Erickson Faulkner or Joyce Watkins Misner with suggested date for the reunion!

PLANS for EHS CLASS 1960   

Web page updated November 12, 2021.
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1960-In Memory

EHS Class of 1960

In Memorial  –update as of:

August 07, 2022

To those we have lost along the way, fondly we remember you, our classmates. Your pathways crossed ours, enriching our lives in so many ways. Though the sands of time may erase your footsteps, nothing will ever erase the loving memory of you we hold in our hearts.

There are 152 names listed below associated with the EHS Class of 1960

THANKS to the research of Joyce Watkins Misner and others we have been able to update the information listed below! Please advise Sharon Erickson Faulkner or Joyce Watkins Misner if you know of others who have passed and are not listed below.

Note: For Ladies (Second name after hyphen is the married name)

Anderson, Larry W.Jan 12,1941Aug 00, 2013
Arrington , Darrell G.Dec 25, 1942Jun 29, 2016
Avery-Crawford, KarenAug 06, 1941Dec 08, 2020
Baldwin, Robert (Bob) L.Jun 26, 1942Apr 28, 2013
Bartley, Danny G.Jul 18, 1942Sep 02 1991
Batchelor-Landrith, JudyAug 19, 1942Feb 03, 2019
 Bays, PaulDec 02, 194216 Jul 1977
Beckham, William (Bill) H.Sep 19, 1942Sep 21, 2010                              
Beech, Douglas (Doug) C.Sep 15, 1942Sep 04, 2015
Blanton, Ernest (Pat) P.Dec 07, 1941Mar 22, 2021
Boon, Robert L.Nov 20, 1942Feb 17, 2007
Boruff, Michael J.Nov 21, 1942Mar 03, 2000
Bozarth, Vernon KellyDec 20, 1942Apr 29, 2014
Bush-Maly, Patricia (Pat) L.Jul 15, 1942Apr 4, 2008
Call, Donald W.Apr 13, 1939May 06, 2011
Canfield-Berg Karen Aug 10, 1942Nov 16, 2018
Carlon-Rippy, Ramona GayleOct 07, 1942Jun 03, 1995
Chodrick-Endicott, NeldaApr 12, 1942Mar 08, 2019    
Clemens, Larry J .Oct 07, 1942Jul 17, 2014
Clift, Stevan L.Dec 12, 1942Oct 03, 2021
Cockrell-Shipley, Karen E .Aug 06, 1942Oct 10, 1986
Cohlmia, Michael (Richard) R.Jan 16, 1942Sep 16, 2007
Coldiron-Kunard, Retta JoMar 30, 1942Apr 23, 2011
Collum, Catherine Virginia (Ginnie)Jun 04, 1942Jul 09, 2016
Copeland, Larry L.Feb 06, 1942Mar 07, 2003
Cordell Sr., Jackie WayneApr 18, 1942Dec 10, 2004
Davis, Jerry O.Nov 08, 1942May 27, 2007
Day-Jones, Mary LouApr 02, 1943Jul 01, 2014
DeSpain, Roger L.Mar 23, 1942Mar 02, 2007
Dye-Krausse, Beverly Jul 29, 1942Sept 05, 2021
Eckhardt, Harold WesleyOct 15, 1940Nov 03, 2000
Elsey, DianaNov 07, 1942Mar 20, 1960
Erickson-Large, KarenJun 13, 1942Oct 06, 2000
Fair-Osborn, CarolAug 27, 1942Mar 06, 2009 per Alumni
Ferguson-Kepford, Betty N. (Norene)Mar 25, 1942Mar 31, 2021
Ferguson-Sears, Bessie D. (Dorene)Mar 25, 1942Feb 22, 2007
Ferguson-Unruh, Deloris A.Aug 20, 1942Jan 1, 2006 
Fletcher, Michael (Mike) W.Nov 16, 1942May 22, 2012
Francis, Larry N.Sept 25, 1942Jun 10, 2006
Geis, Judith A.May 25, 1942Mar 28, 2013
Gerhard, GloriaNov 03, 1940Aug 21 2015
Gerhard, William ASep 16, 1939Jul 13, 2022
Gibson, Connie K.Jun 26, 1942Aug 15, 2006
Graves, Jack L.Jul 05, 1942Nov 21, 2004
Griffin, Patrick A. Sept 16, 1942Sep 16, 2005
Gulick, Walter E. Nov 27, 1942Unk 00, 1996 
Gunning, Francis (Harold) H.Dec 07, 1942May 04, 2011
Guthrie, DennisAug 25, 1942Feb 09, 1999
Harper-Yoachum, Rex AnnJun 16, 1942Apr 25, 2006
Hart-McPheron, Rebecca S.-BeckyApr 17, 1942Jun 14, 2022
Hays-Hensel, LindaMay 20, 1942Aug 03, 2018
Hayes-Weida, Linda Dec 16, 1942Jun 19 2000
Hemphill, Noel DougNov 15, 1942Feb 19, 1961
Henthorn, Mark L.Oct 18, 1942Apr 17, 2018
Henthorn, VerlinAug 03, 1941Nov 29, 2003
Herbeck-Uchita, LaniJul 15, 1942Mar 14, 2016
Hoover, Charla LynnMay 14, 1942Mar 03, 1963
Hoover, C LeeMay 14, 1942Oct 29, 2020
Hoyt, Floyd M.Aug 05, 1942May 25, 2015
Jack, John H.Jan 02, 1942Jan 26, 2018
Jantzen, Robert (Bob) J.Nov 30, 1942Sep 25, 2002
Jeter, Gary L. Aug 01, 1942Sep 02, 2014
Kabetzke, AlvinSep 09, 1941Unknown
Kerr, William (Bill) M.Jan 09, 1942Oct 16, 2020
Kindt-Killam, Linda JeanNov 26, 1941Mar 31, 2021
Kingcade, Edward SteveAug 13,1942Jan 22, 2021
Koehn, Leonard DeanJul 29, 1942Nov 30, 2008
Lang, Dee W.Jul 29, 1942Jul 27, 2007
Lawson, Ralph S.Sep 12, 1940Jun 18 2021
Leslie, Robert WarrenSep 17, 1941May 19, 2007    
Lieurance, James E.Dec 08, 1942Feb 14, 2017
Linville-Gotts, Linda Oct 23, 1942Feb 04, 2020
Livingston, Larry D. Aug 26, 1941Jul 18, 2018
Maness, Cecil E.Mar 17, 1941Mar 06, 2022
Mar, BobJul 30, 1938Feb 15, 1990                        
Massion, Michael (Brian) B.May 15, 1941Oct 04, 2008
Maupin, John JeffMay 25, 1941Apr 14, 1996
McCook, Kenneth C.Aug 25, 1941Jun 02, 2008 per  Alumni
McCoy-Drew Woodruff, DarleneJan 17, 1942Jul 17, 2021
McKeever, Phillip (Phil) A.May 08, 1942 Mar 05, 2019
McKinnon, CharlesJan 31, 194224 Oct, 1985
McKittrick, JimmieApr 18, 1942Apr 19, 2019                    
McMillan, Mark J.Mar 01, 1942Jul 28, 1989
Miller, Bruce L.Feb 07, 1942Dec 11 2018
Miller-Dolan, Judith L.Aug 02, 1942Oct 28, 2005
Moore, B KeithOct 12, 1942May 03, 2019        
Morgan, Tommy JoeSep 11 1942Jan 28, 2013
Morris, Victor (Vic)Mar 04, 1942Dec 19, 2019                         
Nay, Everett R.Dec 05, 1940Jan 27, 2013
Newman, Irvin (Leroy) L.Dec 16, 1942May 11, 2015
North, Ronnie  May 03, 1942Nov 07, 2020
Oringderff, Gary WalterJan 02, 1942Nov 21, 2014
Osborn, Robert BobJun 21, 1941Aug 15, 2006
Palecek-Tuggle, BeverlyFeb 17, 1942Mar 15, 2021
Palmer, Richard (Dick)Jun 27, 1942Apr 10, 2021
Patterson, Judi K.Nov 14, 1942Dec 28, 2020 
Parham, Charles FrankNov 17, 1942Mar 15,1986
Parson-Henry, Glenda KayJun 25, 1942Jun 08, 1996
Peak, Forest (Frosty)Dec 24, 1941Jul 23, 2015
Pemberton, Roger B.Oct 21, 1942Sep 04, 2018
Pfrehm-Gillespie, JacquelineDec 01, 1942May 14, 1998                    
Plummer, MacArthur (Mac)Apr 17, 1942Sep 17, 2015
Pope, Gilbert L.Feb 08, 1942May 31, 2000
Pope, James (Jim) R.Oct 17, 1942Jan 27, 2003
Potts-Romack, Carol AnnOct 09, 1942Jul 06, 2002
Prochaska, Donald E.Mar 07, 1942Oct 14, 2014
Prouty, Derrell DavidJun 16, 1942Feb 19, 1993
Quick-Stevens, JoyceFeb 06, 1942Feb 09, 2020
Roberts (Branham), Slyvia M.Oct 16, 1940Apr 09, 2011
Roe-Anneler, Beverly J.Nov 18, 1942Jul 23, 2003
Russell, James FordMar 05, 1942Jul 28, 2008
Sailors-Westlake, Patricia A.Apr 14, 1942Dec 31, 2014
Sanders, Leslie T.Feb 25, 1941Feb 14, 2020
Schroeder, DavidApr 19, 1942Aug 28, 2007
Seem, Herbert A.Sep 22, 1942 Jun 13, 2018
Seidl-Pennington, SharonMar 04, 1940Jun 11, 2003
Smart, Carl E.Aug 06 1941Aug 07, 2004 per Alumni
Sowles, Thomas  L.Apr 09, 1942Jun 10, 2007
Spaulding, DeanAug 06, 1942Sep 18, 1998
Spears, Allen P.Jun 28, 1942Nov 02, 2007
Speelman-Clemons, Georgia (GG) G.May 26, 1942Oct 09, 2017
Stephan, Jerry NoelJun 11, 1942Nov 20, 2009
Strickler, TerryAug 31, 1942Feb 21, 1986
Stogner-Gaines, Nancy C.Feb 05 1942Jun 02, 2021
Stoner-Hanson, Sandra L.Apr 28 1942Dec 24, 2001
Swinney-Aker, WandaJun 28, 1941Nov 26, 2021
Terrel-Schroeder, Janice JoLeneFeb 18, 1942Feb 24, 2015
Thomas-Roberts, DarleneFeb 16, 1942Jul 30, 2022
Turner-Kane, Karen S. Jul 17, 1942May 25, 2014
Towry-Jeter, Judith E.Nov 10, 1942Oct 23, 2001
Unruh, Gary L.Dec 02, 1942Jul 05, 2005
Van Meter, Ernest P.Sep 05, 1940Jun28, 2012
Walker, DouglasMay 04, 1942Jun 23, 2010
Wall-Evans, Carol JeanJul 22, 1942Jan 04, 2004
Walser, Michael T.Jul 22, 1942Aug 31, 2019
Watkins-Hatfield, Jeanette A.Sep 26, 1942Dec 14, 2011
Watson-Melquist, CheriSep 07, 1942Feb 28, 2008
Webb-Harrison, Yonda KayNov 26, 1942 Nov 26 2021
Weir, Warren L.Feb 18, 1942Feb 18 2007
Weldon, Phillip J.Aug 27, 1942Dec 22, 2018
Welty, Quinton C.Aug 31, 1941Jan 15, 2016
Wheeler-Epp, StellaSep 03, 1941Apr 20, 2010
Wilburn-Yoakum, Mary KayJul 16, 1942Oct 08, 2000
Williams-Poplin, JoyceAug 29, 1942 Apr 27, 1997
Wilshire-Gerhard, Delores E.Sep 03, 1942Dec 19, 2004
Wong, Ming WingApr 04, 1936Mar 09, 2021
Woolman-Perry, Jacque L.Sep 12, 1938Jun 10, 2015
Wright, Robert (Bob) EugeneJan 29, 1942Oct 31, 1984
Wyatt, Robert (Bob) R.Jun 13, 1942Dec 27, 2002

I sincerely apologize for any errors. Please send any corrections or additions to the individuals above for correction.