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 Affinowicz Morris

October 28, 1950 - November 4, 2017

Shirley Jean Afinowicz Morris of Southlake, Texas, died 11-4-17 at the age of 67 years. Shirley was born 10-28-1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She belonged to the Perennial Garden Club of Southlake, Southlake Garden Club, and Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Shirley enjoyed travel, gardening, bible study, and all animals, esp. dogs and birds. She is survived by Beverly Shobert, sister, of Oklahoma City, John Afinowicz, brother, of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, and David Afinowicz, nephew, of Concord, California. She will be honored at the 7:00 p.m. mass Friday, 12-8-17, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Colleyville, Texas.




Nov. 4, 1949 - Sept. 23, 2012 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX Paul Peyton Barbee, Jr., 62, has succumbed to a long battle with heart disease. Paul was born in Bryan, Texas on November 4, 1949. He attended school in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. He was a State Champion swimmer and varsity football player for Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City and Memorial High School, Houston. He attended the University of Houston on a football scholarship and was honored to play in the Bluebonnet Bowl. Paul will be most remembered for his devotion to weightlifting and physical fitness. In his career he has worked for such organizations as Presidents First Lady Health Clubs in Houston and the Corpus Christi Athletic Club as a personal trainer. He has had the honor to train world champion weight lifters and body builders, professional boxers, high school and college football players, track stars and beauty queens in addition to his friends and family. His expertise, enthusiasm, positive attitude and outstanding personality will be missed by many. Throughout his life Paul was very active in competitive weight lifting and won numerous championships and awards. He was chosen to be the Coach of Team USA's Weight Lifting Team and traveled to Russia and Finland with the USA team for weightlifting competition bringing home a gold medal. It was one of the great highlights of his life. Paul is survived by his wife, Sharylee Barbee and daughters, Barbara Ann, Cassidy Ann, step-children, Angie and Tony. Additionally, he is survived by his father, Paul Peyton Barbee of Corpus Christi, his sister, Rebecca Barbee of Madisonville, and his brother, Randy Barbee of Corpus Christi, two nieces, Melissa Walker of North Zulch and Paula Cuevas of Madisonville. He has nine grandchildren, Jonathan and Gera Barbee, Trinity, Ricky, Paul, and Kylee, step-grandchildren, Steven, Josh and Sarah from Iowa, one great niece and seven great nephews. He was a member of Weber Road Church of Christ and King's Crossing Church of Christ. Paul was predeceased by his beloved mother, Geraldine G. Barbee and numerous aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held at Seaside Funeral Home on Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012, at 12:00 at Weber Road Church of Christ, Corpus Christi. Burial will be with his family in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Madisonville, Texas on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. To visit tribute please visit

        1950 - 2016  

Nov. 2, 1950 - Feb. 24, 2016 EDMOND On February 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, Carl Grayden "Grady" Bateman, Jr. left his earthly home for his heavenly home. He courageously battled cancer for nearly three years. Grady was born on November 2, 1950, in Marlow, Oklahoma, to parents Carl G. and Owana J. Bateman, who preceded him in death. He was a devoted and loving husband to Claudia Barrett for 45 years. Grady and Claudia met in the third grade and were friends from elementary school through college and married in 1971. He is affectionately remembered by his three children, Brian Bateman and his wife Jodi, of Edmond; Julie James and her husband Tim, of Tulsa; and Emily Elkin and her husband Jason, of Oklahoma City. He was a wonderful granddad ("Pop") to Katelynn Noel Bateman and Aubrey Barrett Bateman. Grady is also survived by his sister, Joanna Gardner, of Oklahoma City; and extended family. Following in his father's footsteps, he proudly served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, retiring as a captain (infantry) after 24 years of service. Grady sold semi- and cattle trailers for over 40 years throughout the U.S. From 1986 to 1996, he owned and operated Bateman Trailer Sales, Inc., specializing in the sale of Barrett livestock trailers. It was during this time he was a member of the Stockyards Lions Club and served a term as President. Grady was an honorable man. He loved the Lord, his family, and his country. He served as Deacon at Quail Springs Baptist Church ("QSBC") and especially loved being a member of the QSBC FIT team. During retirement, Grady enjoyed volunteering for Baptist Disaster Relief of Oklahoma. A Memorial Service in honor of Grady will be held on Monday, February 29 at 2 p.m. at the Quail Springs Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the QSBC Children's Ministries or a charity of your choice .
Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 28, 2016

Linda Bell
Linda Bell

 [Linda Bell was with us at Taft Jr. High. She went on to attend special schools, but we remember her as a nice friend]
Aug 16, 1949 - Jan 27, 2013 EL RENO Linda Kay Bell took the hand of our Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 27, 2013, in El Reno, Oklahoma. She was born on August 16, 1949, in Delhi, Oklahoma, to Arlin and Cora Lee (Andrews) Bell. When Linda was an infant, the family moved to Oklahoma City. She attended Oklahoma City schools, graduating from Carver Center. Linda lived in the Oklahoma City area in a variety of group home settings, most recently in Yukon. She worked for a number of years at the ResCare sheltered workshop doing a number of different jobs. Throughout her life, Linda has been blessed by numerous caregivers and support staff that enabled her to lead a quality life. Linda was preceded in death by her father, Arlin Bell. She is survived by her mother, Cora Bell, of Bethany; sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and John Weekley, of El Reno; niece, Loraine, of El Reno; nephew, Jay, of Wappingers Falls, NY; and special friend and roommate, Julie Sparks, of Yukon; along with other family and friends. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 30th at 2 p.m. at May Ave. United Methodist Church, with interment to follow at Spring Creek Memorial Cemetery.


Oct 23, 1950 - Dec 14, 2013 BETHANY Nancy was born October 23, 1950, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Lloyd and Mary Jesseph and departed this world for her eternal home with Jesus December 14, 2013. She graduated Northwest Classen High School and Oklahoma Baptist University. She recently retired as Director of Council Road Daycare Center, located in Bethany, after serving in this capacity for 40 years. She also served in the Children's Ministry at Council Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Michael Coffey; son, Christopher and wife Kasey; daughter, Julie Coffman and husband Shaun; grandchildren, Connor and Kaden Coffey, and Cale and Kinley Coffman. She is also survived by her mother, Mary Jesseph; sister, Janey Hays and husband Rick; brother, Steven Jesseph and wife Merillee; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Memorial Service for Nancy will be held at Council Road Baptist Church, 2900 North Council Road, Bethany, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. Viewing will be Tuesday, December 17, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, 3925 North Asbury Avenue, Bethany, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to the "Nancy Coffey Playground Fund" at Council Road Baptist Church. To share a memory or condolence, visit

We regret to advise everyone regarding the death of classmate Robert "Tink" Fleming, who had been previously listed among the "missing" in the class. Tink had been living in Mustang, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City. The NWC class of 1968 fondly remembers our friend and extends its sympathy to Tink's family. His obituary, as published in the Oklahoman:

Robert ''Tink'' Dean Fleming passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 25, 2009, under the care of his wife. Tink was born June 26, 1950, in Oklahoma City, to Winfield and Zella Fleming. Tink left behind his beloved wife, Janet Fleming his daughters, Jennifer Fleming, Azure Grillo and her husband Derek his son, Chevis Fleming brother, Jim Fleming sister, Rhonda Bratcher and her husband Kent two precious grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends. Tink was an optimist, who loved life. He worked many years for Frito Lay. The part of his job he liked most was meeting people at his different stops. In fact, making deliveries to Snyder's Food Mart is how he met his wife, Janet. Tink was energetic and loved to have fun. He enjoyed playing golf and loved OU football. His special treasures on earth were his dogs. Sissy was his favorite, but Max, Puff and Deek were loved also. A Memorial Service in Tink's honor will be held Saturday, January 31, 2009, at 2:00pm, at the Mustang Church of the Nazarene located at 700 East State Hwy 152 in Mustang. In honor of Tink's love for OU sports, the family is asking for you to dress casually in your favorite OU or red shirt for the service. Flowers may be delivered to the Church on Friday from 9:00am - 4:00pm or morning of service. Tink's outgoing nature and passion for life will be missed but we are comforted knowing he knew Jesus and now resides in Heaven with Him. Happy Trails Tink, All is well.

Gardener, John R.           
September 12, 1949 - January 7, 2015
John Gardner has gone to heaven where he is no doubt arranging OU's next football season, bringing the oil prices back up and meeting those who have gone before him with smiles and joy, including all his 4 legged children which he adored. His brilliant mind, kind heart, generous spirit and sense of humor will be missed by all those who knew him.

John leaves his wife of 40 years Joanna, sister Patti Ambruso, her husband Nick, nephew, Nicholas & family, and niece, Emily. His deceased brother Jim and sister GeorgeAnn left families also that loved John. During his illness John reached out and received Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He received great comfort and grace from knowing his sins were forgiven and heavenly freedom was his. A special word of gratitude for Jan Frichot, for bringing Jesus into his life as well as being Joanna's best friend. During the nearly 40 years of being married to Joanna life was never dull. Their acceptance of each other "just the way they were" was how they made it through the ups and downs of life. For better for worse, richer or poorer, through sickness and in health, their love endured it all. Joanna's brother, Grady Bateman, has been her strength and support. Grady's wife, Claudia, son, Brian and wife, Jodi, precious children Katelynn and Aubrey; daughter Julie &Tim James and daughter Emily & Jason Elkin all have delighted John and shared his passion for OU. 

John's long time friends, some from NW Classen, OU football tailgating buddies, friends from his oil & gas work, neighbors old and new are losing a member of their family too. We'll meet again! 



(Edmond) Robert Harms, 61, died January 12, 2012, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born June 10, 1950  in Oklahoma City, Okla. He graduated from Northwest Classen High School in 1968. Robert was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and was a lifelong fan. He was the owner-operator of Mega Energy and Twin River Resources. He was a devout member of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church and he loved playing golf and loving his dog, Aggie. Robert is survived by his sons, Matthew Harms and his wife Kristen and Jacob Harms; brothers David Harms and Steve Harms; sisters Lisa Lassley and Annette Smith; two grandsons, Kaleb and Micah. He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Harms and his parents. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 17 at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Edmond, Okla. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla. In lieu of flowers, the Harms family requests that memorial contributions be made in Robert’s name to the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 15400 N. Western, Edmond, OK 73013. Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, Okla


Dr. Daniel L. Husky  (Age 61)

Passed away on March 28, 2011 in Davenport, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Ricci Husky, at the home; three children: Garrett Husky of Belling-ham, WA, Karen Husky of Portland, OR, and David Husky of Davenport, WA; his granddaughter, Aubrey; three stepchildren: Joel Reed and Jackie of Wenatchee, WA, Shannon Reed of Murrieta, CA, and Emily Reed of Spokane, WA; four stepgrandchildren: Dakota, Autumn, Sophie, and Summer; his children's mother, Paula Husky of Bellingham, WA; one sister: Suda K. Nida of Edmond, OK; one brother: Andrew Husky of Clayton, OK; one Aunt: Betty Husky of Norman, OK, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of the NRA, WA Medical Society, and Divers Alert Network. He enjoyed hunting, reading, woodworking, traveling, diving, and photography, but his greatest joy was taking care of his patients. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davenport High School Gymnasium, Davenport, WA with Pastor Mike Nelson, officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Spokane due to the great care they provided to his patients or to the American Heart Association


Susan Anne Lowe-Deason 


Name:   Sherry Meek (Lang)
Birth Date:   02/19/1950
Deceased Date:   02/14/2014
Tribute:   My sister Sherry passed away on Valentines Day 2014 in Oklahoma City after a short illness. She leaves behind her husband Ron, son Ryan , daughter Robin and husband Chris Van Cleve and beloved grandon Kash VanCleve, Brother Rudy Lang, Sisters Carole Lang Kuykendall and Jacki Armstrong Hine and Mother Dolores Lang Armstrong. She was preceeded in death by her Father Clarence Lang. Sherry so enjoyed see all of our classmates at the class reunions. We will miss her dearly.

Feb 19, 1950 - Feb 14, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Sherry was born in Minco, OK to Dorothy D. (Hines) and Clarence E. Lang. She was a service representative for Southwestern Bell for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her father. Sherry is survived by her husband, Ron; children, Robin Kaye Vancleave and husband Christopher and Ryan Cyle Meek; grandson, Kash C. Vancleave; mother, Dorothy Armstrong; sisters, Carole Dean Kuykendall and husband C. Hershel and Jackie Sue Ann Hine and husband Jim; brother, Rudy Lang and wife Annette; and numerous other family members and friends. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with family receiving visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. at Buchanan Funeral Service. Services to celebrate her life will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Kelham Baptist Church.



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McGregor, Frank   June 22, 1950 - May 1, 2015
EDMOND -  Frank Harrison McGregor III was born June 22, 1950, in Oklahoma City to Frank Harrison McGregor, Jr. M.D. and Dorothy Lee Caffey McGregor and passed away unexpectedly at the age of 64 on Friday, May 1 in Las Vegas while on a guided bicycle ride around Lake Mead during his fraternity's annual trip. Frank graduated from Northwest Classen High School in 1968 as a member of a close-knit class and from The University of Oklahoma with a degree in political science in 1972. He entered OU as a member of the President's Leadership Class, was thereafter inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society and was a proud member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Frank obtained an MBA from OU in 1976. After working at Liberty Bank and becoming a CPA, he worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchel & Co. After graduating from law school at The University of Oklahoma in 1989, he married Cherie in Oklahoma City and was so happy to also get a daughter, Heather. He practiced law at McKenzie, Sykora and Lee before entering into a solo practice in 1997. Frank's son, Harrison, was born in 1994 on his mother's birthday. In 2002, Frank joined Randy Kamp in business at Kampco Foods, where he remained as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel until his death. Frank loved God, his family, his friends and his community. He cherished spending time with his wife and children, socializing with friends, playing football in the annual Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving Day, reading, crossword puzzles, riding his bicycle, and OU football. He was the head of the deacons at Westminster Presbyterian Church at the time of his passing. Frank was so excited about 2015 - the year he and Cherie celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, Harrison will celebrate his 21st birthday, and Frank would have celebrated his 65th birthday. Frank was a person of unquestionable integrity who had both a brilliant mind and a great sense of humor. He was a remarkable person and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Frank is survived by his wife, Cherie; daughter, Heather and partner Lindsay; son, Harrison; granddaughter, Kennedy Ann; his sister, Cathy Stocker, and husband, Rick West, from Enid; a beloved aunt; and several cousins; along with a host of friends. Frank's funeral will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4400 North Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City at 1 p.m. on Thursday the 7th of May. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Oklahoma Children's Heart Center, 1200 N Everett Dr, Ste NP 2350, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, in memory of Frank McGregor.



Nov. 18, 1949 - March 2, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY 
Alan H. Schmitz was born Nov. 18, 1949, in Oklahoma City, the son of Homer Otto and Christine (Jackson) Schmitz. He completed this life Friday, March 2, 2018, at the age of 68. Alan was raised in Oklahoma City, where he graduated from Northwest Classen in 1968. He earned a bachelor's degree from OSU, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He retired after 41 years from Allstate Insurance Company where he was a claims adjustor. Loyal and true, Alan closely followed Oklahoma State sports. He also enjoyed scuba diving, water sports, tennis and golf. More than anything, he was a devoted grandfather to Everly, who adored her "PawPaw" and his snuggles. Alan was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Steve. He is survived by his daughter, Amy Blackburn and her husband Jeff and their daughter, Everly, of Oklahoma City. He is also survived by his former wife, Melinda Schmitz. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes, 5100 N Brookline, Ste 850, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 7, 2018


THOMPSON, JULIAN   (1950 - 2017)

Julian C. Thompson, 67, of Wayne, PA, formerly of Oklahoma City, passed away on September 22, 2017. He was born in Oklahoma City, OK to the late Derald DeWalt and Reba Thompson (nee Prater). Julian worked for Array Architects of Conshohocken. He was an Architect focused on healthcare architecture. He was a registered architect in 12 states and completed over 400 projects since 2002. He was also a member of The American Institute of Architects. Julian enjoyed playing baseball and softball in his youth through young adulthood. Later he enjoyed golf. He was avid fan of the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Philadelphia Phillies. He is survived by his beloved wife, Donna G. Thompson (nee Haynes), his loving daughter, Julia Thompson, dear brother, Thomas Thompson and his wife Karyn, sister-in-law, Louise Thompson, and his dogs, Bella and Harry. Julian was predeceased by his brother, Danny Thompson. Relatives and friends are invited to his Graveside Service on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Warren Cemetery, 521 Boulder Court, Norman, OK. Rev. David Spain of the First Christian Church of Norman, OK will preside. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Julian's memory may be made to: Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087 or Warren Cemetery, 521 Boulder Court, Norman, OK 73072. Arrangements The Donohue Funeral Home, 366 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087 (610) 989-9600. Online condolences:

Debbie at the 2013 Class of '68 Reunion
Debbie at the 2013 Class of '68 Reunion
Vaughn, Debbie
From Arlene Davis Fox:
With much sadness I wanted to let all who knew the vivacious Debbie Vaughn, that she died January 7th, 2014 after a long battle of Multiple Myloma cancer. The excitement and sparkle that she always put into our lives (one way or another!) will be sorely missed. This past August, when Hospice told her that they wanted to grant a last wish, she requested to take all of her friends and family to the zoo, letting them have free entry and all the icecream that they wanted. Typical of her to choose fun over practicality. I think all who knew Debbie could tell a whacky story of this uniquely energetic and beautiful girl. While coming across as 'ditzy', she was actually brilliant and a very talented paintor, something I never knew until later in life. If her children plan a memorial service, I will post an announcement.  We love you, Debbie!

Mark N. Whitney, age 53 of OKC, died January 4, 2004. He was born June 17, 1950 in OKC to Howard and Bette Whitney. Mark filled our lives with wonderful memories. Devoted son of Bette, Loving husband of Fay, dedicated father to Linda, Brenda and his grandchildren Tyler, Alexis and Daniel, caring brother of Steve while always an unhesitant friend to many were just a few of the magnificent qualities of this unique person. Mark attended Buchanan grade school, Taft Junior High and Northwest Classen High, where he was a graduate in 1968 before attending Oklahoma City University. He was at times a journalist, restaurateur and airline reservation specialist. Mark served his country honorably as a US Marine. He loved sports of all kinds including softball, bowling, pool and football. Whitney was a vital player in each of the 39 Moose Bowls. One of his greatest joys was fishing. While illness took his life, nothing will ever diminish the cherished feelings that Mark engendered to all of those who knew him. Services will be 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 8 at Guardian West Chapel with interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. A fellowship to follow at Crestwood Baptist Church. GUARDIAN WEST 41 & N. MacArthur 495-9292


Terry L. Willson, age 61 of New Richmond, died unexpectedly on Sunday February 26, 2012.  Terry was born the son of Edward and Alice (Graham) Willson on May 12, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He grew up in Oklahoma City, graduating from N. W. Classen High School with the class of 1968.  He graduated ROTC from Oklahoma State University in 1972.  On May 19, 1973, Terry was married to Nancy Aspenson in Oklahoma City.  He served in the Army from 1973-1975 in Germany.  He went back to Oklahoma State and received his Masters Degree.  They moved to River Falls, Wisconsin in 1976.  Terry worked for the University of Wisconsin River Falls from 1976 - 2007 in Residence Life.   In 1978 they moved to New Richmond, Wisconsin.  He was a member of the River Falls Lions Club and the New Richmond United Methodist Church, serving on numerous committees.  Terry was an avid photographer and world traveler.  He enjoyed fishing and being a grandfather.  He did everything with his wife and best friend, Nancy.  He liked to cook, was a wine enthusiast, and a movie and theater buff.  Terry was witty and generous and was a quiet, stable presence to many.  He believed things should not be left unsaid, and eventhough his death was sudden, he did not leave behind unresolved relationships.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Alice Willson and brother, Neal and Darrell Willson.  Terry is survived by his wife, Nancy Willson; children, Brian Willson and Molly (Brian) Willson Lahr; grandchildren, Jack Willson, Gracie Lahr, Greta Lahr, and Elin Lahr; brother, Kennth (Terri) Willson; sisters, Anita (Gerald) Coast and Mary (Paul) Atkisson; and many nieces and nephews.  A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11 am at the New Richmond United Methodist Church.  Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 4-8 pm at the New Richmond United Methodist Church and on Friday from 10-11 am also at the church.  Memorials may be directed to the New Richmond United Methodist Church.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.


G. Steve Wilmoth celebrated his first day in Heaven on Friday, Aug. 22, 2003. He was born to Raymond and Ann Wilmoth on Sept. 17, 1950, the year of OU's first national championship in football. He graduated from Northwest Classen High School in 1968. He met God's choice for his wife, Cheryl Richmond of Edmond, at the University of Oklahoma, and they were married upon his BBA graduation in 1972. He earned his M.Ed. from UCO in 1976 and M.S.W. in 1986. Steve had a great impact on many lives through teaching at OSU-OKC for 26 years as well as at OCU and UCO. His students learned to understand themselves and others by learning how to love well, work well and play well. He also helped families and children achieve their possibilities through his private counseling practice at Northwest Mental Health Associates until his death. Steve enjoyed sharing his love for the Lord and helping others. God is love; Steve had lots of love to share. He experienced the most joy with his children: Robin, a student at OU; and his son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Lisa, both graduates of OU. Steve was also encouraged by his sister, Judy Livengood, her husband Mike, and their daughters Angela and Allyson. He also experienced much joy cheering on his beloved Sooners in whatever sport they played. Steve was expertly assisted in his three-year stand against his cancer by many loving medical experts, including Dr. Aleda Toma, Connie, and Vickie and staff. Also, Dr. John R. Taylor, Dr. David Boggs, Dr. Matthew McBride, Dr. Charles E. Womack and their staffs were indispensable. These three years were filled with much love from many caring people including those making the same stand against cancer. We are grateful for everyone who touched our lives. The services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mercer Adams Funeral Home in Bethany with Rev. Timothy L. Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Steve Wilmoth Cancer Memorial Fund at Bank One, 6303 N. Portland, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. MERCER-ADAMS

Logan Wright-Newmark  
August 21, 1950 - December 4, 2014

Logan K. Wright-Newmark, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died December 4, 2014 at 2:20am in the Mercy Heart Hospital, Oklahoma City, surrounded by her family. She was born August 21, 1950, in Oklahoma City, the daughter of the late Winnefred and Joe Wright. On July 8, 1994 she married Hank Newmark, who survives.

Logan graduated from Oklahoma State University with an Education Degree and earned a Masters in Special Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, followed by a 29 year career as a teacher in the Oklahoma City Public School District. Logan was forced to retire from teaching due to suffering congestive heart failure. She battled back from near death and enjoyed many years of good health during her retirement before her heart failure again became more acute, requiring frequent hospital stays and ultimately taking her life. In her last decade of life, Logan also suffered with severe arthritis in her neck that caused constant pain and the consequences of a major stomach surgery that put her in intensive care for six weeks and required three months of rehabilitation.

Through-out all of Logan's Health Challenges and pain, she continued to be the warm, loving person that her friends and family knew her to be. She found no greater joy than to help others in need. And she was that special teacher who her students remembered. Throughout her retirement years, when she was at the mall or other public places, young adults would approach her, introduce themselves, and tell "Ms. Wright" that she was their favorite teacher. Logan touched the hearts of several young adults who were not related but looked to her as a mother figure. She also took special joy in her relationship with life-long friend Linda, who Logan considered to be her sister and was at her side when she passed away.

Logan was an avid sports fan and ardent supporter of Oklahoma State sports, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Cowboys. She enjoyed cooking and picking out produce at the farmers market. She was a fan of classic country music and enjoyed watching the Food Channel. Her beloved shih tzu Nikki was her constant companion. Logan and her husband Hank enjoyed taking weekend trips to Stillwater, Dallas and Houston and having dinner at their favorite restaurants around Oklahoma City. But they most enjoyed quiet times together at home in their master bedroom watching television at the table at the foot of their bead. Logan is survived by her husband Hank, daughter Dru, son Craig, grandsons Harrison and Carson, dog Nikki and cat Bam. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Winnefred Wright, her brother Terry and son Scott. 

The graveside service is 10:00am Thursday, December 11 at Memorial Park cemetery in Oklahoma City, preceded by a viewing at Guardian West funeral home, Oklahoma City, on Wednesday, December 10.

From the Oklahoman
Tributes: Collegiate championship weightlifter Paul Barbee Jr. dies at 62 from heart disease

BY SCOTT MUNN | Published: October 9, 2012

Paul Barbee Jr. was a 205-pound center for the Northwest Classen football team, back in the day when the Knights were coached by Dean Choate. Barbee would play briefly for the University of Houston, before going on to make a name for himself as a championship weightlifter. Barbee was a national collegiate champ in 1972, a Texas state champion and three-time Gulf States titlist. He served as coach for the U.S. team that competed at the Goodwill Games in Russia. Barbee also trained fellow lifters; pro boxers; high school and college football players; track and field athletes — and even beauty pageant contestants. A man who was once ranked No. 4 in the world, squatted 804 pounds and benched 615 was a Corpus Christi, Texas, resident when he died at age 62 from heart disease.

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Sherry Lang (Meek)

February 19th, 1950 - February 14th, 2014

My sister Sherry passed away on Valentines Day 2014 in Oklahoma City after a short illness. She leaves behind her husband Ron, son Ryan , daughter Robin and husband Chris Van Cleve and beloved grandon Kash VanCleve, Brother Rudy Lang, Sisters Carole Lang Kuykendall and Jacki Armstrong Hine and Mother Dolores Lang Armstrong. She was preceeded in death by her Father Clarence Lang. Sherry so enjoyed see all of our classmates at the class reunions. We will miss her dearly.



Gloria Fant (Smith)

March 28th, 1950 - November 14th, 2003


Gloria S. 53, died November 14, 2003 in Oklahoma City. She was born March 28, 1950 in Oklahoma City, OK. Gloria was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr. And Mrs. Selden Fant. Gloria is survived by her husband, Cletus Smith, and was married December 7, 1990; her stepchildren Leslie, Tim and Matt Smith and their wives, Sherri and Melissa; grandchildren Paxton, Tucker, Hunter and Zane. Gloria's love affair with music began early. She started vocal training at Northwest Classen High where she sang with the 'Cryslurs' and became a National Merit Scholar. She then attended Oklahoma City University School of Music. She graduated with honors and went on to sing and perform in many shows and productions in OKC as well as the Pollard Theatre in Guthrie. Gloria was a member of 'Junior Hospitality' and performed in many 'Cabaret Productions'. For seventeen years, with her dear friend Elaine Walters, she taught the 'Tiny Tot' preschool music program in OKC and Edmond. More recently, Gloria worked with her cherished friend, Kay Hubbard at the House Gallery in OKC. In addition, Gloria worked with her artist husband in their own business - The Cletus Smith Studio. As the daughter of a baseball player - Gloria had a strong interest in sports. She could be heard any time of the year yelling for any O.U. team. The Chicago Cubs could also hear her screaming all the way to Wrigley. Gloria leaves behind many fellow bowlers at the Boulevard Lanes in Edmond. Gloria was a great lover of animals. Together we loved, laughed, framed paintings, planted tomatoes, mixed concrete, patched the roof and wrestled grandkids. She made my life GLOW!