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Jim Arnold
Birthday:  August 2


Sheila Avilla Hayes Wickett
Birthday:  August 2

Occupation:  Domestic Engineer


Jimmy Ayers
Birthday:  September 11

Veteran? Yes, the Air Force


Kenny Ayers
Birthday:  September 11

Veteran? Yes, the Air Force

Occupation:  BNSF Railroad, Retired


Vic Bailey
Birthday:  July 31

Veteran? Yes, the Army

Occupation: Directory of Sales, Warren-Stewart 
Marketing/Advertising

Family Information: Married 47 years to Susie Bailey

Fondest memory of CHS?  Everything

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Ralph Johnson hanging me on a locker and flunking the driver's test.

Favorite song and artist during high school:  The Beach Boys

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  
Everyone in our class.


Bob Banfield
Birthday:  October 22

Veteran? Yes, the Army National Guard

Occupation:  Teacher/Coach-just retired this year

Family Information:  Wife-Debbie/ Sons-Scott, Bart, Mike. Grandchildren-Bo, Jake, Bryn, Jordan, Scottlyn, Conner, Tyler, Brooklyn

Fondest memory of CHS? 25-0 Senior Basketball Season

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Getting caught throwing eggs at Ralph Conrad's house on Halloween by his dad.

Favorite song/artist during high school:   “Unchained Melody,” The Righteous Brothers

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  All former teammates and friends.


Karma Bebee Martin
Birthday:  November 26

Occupation:  Retired

Family Information: Married 48 years to my high school sweetheart, Ken Martin, CHS '64. 

Fondest memory of CHS? Eating lunch with my girlfriends at Ike's Chili and the Charlmont.

No one is going to believe that: After 50 years still have dreams of being lost in the hallways and not being able to find my locker or classroom. As far as I know, this never happened.


Roger Bolding
Birthday:  November 11

Veteran? Yes, the Army National Guard and Reserve

Occupation:  Worked 37 years in operations management with various insurance companies from Dallas to Chicago, now retired.

Family Information: Ex-wife-Charlene Gervais Bolding, CHS '64, now deceased-cancer. 
Three brothers, Kenn, Tommy, Paul (Clark). 
Two children: Bre Bolding-lives in Tulsa and Chad Bolding-lives in Broken Arrow
One grandson-Randy Bolding

Fondest memory of Central:  My fondest memories of CHS were when I was talking to my friends. Conversations in which we tried to offer helpful advice or solutions or all those critical problems we each had. God bless them all.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  I'm sure there were many. Thankfully, the passing of time mercifully has erased them all from my memory.

Favorite song/artist during high school:  “Monday/Monday,” the Mamas and the Papas

Now I can finally tell the truth about:  When in H. S, I usd to complain to my friends that I hated English Lit classes. Truth is I love them so much that I took and English Lit minor in college. I guess I didn't think it was cool. Like I ever was.

No one is going to believe that :  None


Beverlie Boyd Bryant
Birthday:  July 10

Name: Beverlie Boyd Bryant
Occupation: Retired Educator

Family Information: Married Barry (Bryant-CHS '65)
Children-Barry Jr., Bill, Bryn
Four grandsons-Jimmy, Kevin, Ethan, William

Fondest memory of Central: Getting to act opposite Richard Wilson in "Cheaper by the Dozen."

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS:  Smiling while under black lighting and having my false tooth look green.

Favorite Song and Artist during High School:  Of course, the Beatles, "Yesterday."

Now I can finally tell the truth about: How I got to be in Opera Club, Mr. Teague needed a make-up chairman.

No one is going to believe that:  You probably would believe any "confession" I would make.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Pershing and Roosevelt buddies

Special message: CHS brought me my best friend for life-Barry.


John Brandon
Birthday: September 12

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer

Family Information: single, no children

Fondest Memory of CHS? The people

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: No comment

Favorite song/artist during high school: The Beach Boys, “I Get Around”

Now I can finally tell the truth about: No comment

No one is going to believe that I: graduated from college with an engineering degree.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: As many as possible.

Special message: We made it!


Stephen Bright
Veteran? Yes, the Navy

Occupation: Retired 


Lin Brister
Birthday: February 28

Occupation: Physician-Ophthalmologist

Family Information: Married, grown twins, 42 years old, son is a minister at TU Baptist collegiate Ministry, daughter works with my practice. Son is married with 1 grandchild, 11 months old.

Fondest Memory of CHS? The last football practice in the rain and mud-almost fun.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: My future wife being “ejected,” for not being a student but was visiting over the lunch hour. It happened twice.

Favorite song/artist during high school: The Smothers Brothers

Now I can finally tell the truth about: I was so naive.

No one is going to believe that I: hated running in high school but have been running the past 30 years.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Gene Conwell, Tom Hammonds, Anke Borsdorf

Special message: John 14:6 “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.”


Cynthia Brown Grant Rucker 
Occupation: Happily retired adult English as a Second Language instructor. 

Family Information: Dick and I like to travel and play golf. Two great kids (Alex and Natalie Grant) who live and work in Seoul, South Korea


Barry Bryant
Birthday:  May 22

Occupation: Retired Painter

Family Information: Wife Beverlie (Boyd, CHS '65)
Children-Barry Jr., Bill, Bryn
Four Grandsons-Jimmy, Kevin, Ethan, William

Fondest memory of Central: Beverlie and singing with the quartet

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Everybody!


Harold Buercklin
Birthday:  May 6

Veteran?  Yes, the Army (August 16, 1966-1968)

Fondest Memory of CHS?  Graduation

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Everyone

Special message:  May God Bless You All.




Hollis Burke						
Veteran?  Yes, the Army

Occupation: Retired

No one is going to believe that I: Was the Emperor of China.  



Mary Jo Burns Bryden
Birthday:  September 15

Occupation: Retired 

Family Information: Married to Jim Bryden for 49 years. We have two children, Marsha and Bryan and four grandchildren, Lauren-12, Claire-6, Callie-5, and Colin, 2 1/2

Fondest memory of Central: Working in the Student Activities Office (also known as The Bank).

Favorite Song and Artist during High School:  Loved most of the 60s music, "Devil or Angel"

Name: Mary Jo Burns Bryden
Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Everyone!


Cheryl Burris Houser
Birthday:  April 25

Occupation: Retired

Family Information: Married 42 years-3 children, Jeff, Jenni,Jill. 7 grandkids-Allison-14, Maggie-11, Luke-10, Trent-9. Evie-8, Lily-7, Jake-3

Fondest memory of CHS?  Going to my job after school, to "Kings Food Host", met my BFF Diana Barlow, we're still friends after 50 years!

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Got in wrong class first day of school, 10th grade-Didn't know it till attendance was called-SO embarrassed.

Favorite song and artist during high school:  The Dixie Cups- “Going to the Chapel”, my first boyfriend and my song
Now I can finally tell the truth about: One of the most popular boys in  our class wrote in my yearbook- “You've got a great bod.”

No one is going to believe that I:  had perfect attendance my 10th grade year.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Ernie Couch, Cheryl Thomas, Paula and Carla Bruner


Bobby Campbell
Birthday:  April 22

Occupation: Retired

Family Information: 2 children, 1 son, 1 daughter, 4 grandchildren

Fondest memory of CHS?  Getting out

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Riding home from Muskogee with Mr. McCafferty and Mr. Lemley (After they got me our of jail)

Favorite song and artist during high school:  Dan Yankee and the Carpet Baggers

Now I can finally tell the truth about: No I can't. I think their husbands might hear.

No one is going to believe that I:  started for Tulsa University Freshman Football Team

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Ken Garland, Robert Baker, David Singer, Larry Grimes, Taco Watson, Jimmy Hinkel, Jimmy Litteral


Name: James Campbell
Birthday:  June 21

Veteran? Yes, the Army

Occupation: Physician

Family Information: Only child, born Tulsa at St. John

Fondest memory of Central: Cruising Peoria with my CHS classmates.

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Being chapped while wrapped as a Beuby bomber for the Daze.

Favorite Song and Artist during High School:  “Unchained Melody”-The Righteous Brothers

Now I can finally tell the truth about: I was insecure compared to my friends (shy).

No one is going to believe that:  I was thrown in jail at 15 for speeding in my Mustang, Daddy borrowed money for bail.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Rachel Paru, Clarice Clarke (is she still alive?)


Jodie Campbell Dunn
Birthday: July 6

Occupation: Retired Missionary

Family Information: Two older graduated from Central in 1951 and 1954, Two brothers in 1949 and 1963

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: When one of my teachers saw me downtown when I skipped the afternoon!!!

Favorite song/artist during high school: the Beatles

No one is going to believe that I: became a minister and a missionanry!


Jim Carrick
Birthday:  July 3

Veteran? Yes, the Air Force

Occupation: Plumbing Contractor

Family Information: Married to Edwina (Holman CHS '65) for 49 years, one daughter-Vicki, son-on-law bobby, 2 wonderful grandkids, Taylor-18, Bryce-12


Larry Coffey
Birthday:  June 9

Occupation:  Postal Carrier-Retired

Family Information:  Married 50 years, 2 children, 1 daughter, 1 son

Fondest memory of CHS? Meeting my wife.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Getting caught throwing eggs at Ralph Conrad's house on Halloween by his dad.

Favorite song/artist during high school:  “Unchained Melody”, The Righteous Brothers

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  All former teammates and friends.


Marilyn Cole Elliott
Birthday: November 20

Occupation: Retired-American airlines

Family Information: Husband Dale, son Russel Fears, daughter Daua Kay Fears Kaitala. Son has 6 sons, daughter as 1 daughter, 1 son.

Fondest Memory of CHS? Loved the DAZE productions, Red Feathers, assemblies and football games.

Favorite song/artist during high school: Going to the Chapel, Actually The Chapel of Love by the Dixie Cups, 

No one is going to believe that I: got married April of ‘65, a month before graduation.
 
Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Jo Ann Durham, Irene Pierce Veluman, Kathleen Simmons Luppy


Pat Coulter
Birthday: February 25

Veteran?  Yes, the Army

Occupation:  Management Consultant

Family Information:  Wife, Jean Coulter

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Everyone


Vickie Crain Dobbs
Birthday:  June 23

Occupation:  Sr. Buyer, ORU

Family Information: 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren


Mike Damron
Birthday:  May 26

Occupation: Retired

Fondest memory of Central: It was a great experience.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: All of them.


Don Davis
Birthday:  December 13

Occupation: Retired


Doug Downing
Birthday:  November 30

Veteran? Yes, the Army

Occupation: Retired


Cathy Ellison Rychel
Birthday: July 12

Family Information: Erin Zavarin Mavrik-husband, Dimitri-grandson, Amanda Rychel, Darren Bigley-husband, Dexter-grandson, Cate Rychel, Polly and Ellis Fitzpatrick-grandchildren

Special message: Wish I could be there!


Eddie Engleking
Birthday:  October 28

Veteran? Yes, the Army

Occupation: Retired

Family Information: Spouse-Betty, Son-Brad, Daughter-Sarah. 4 grandchildren

Fondest memory of Central: The intimacy of the CHS building, being all on one square block.


Martha Feron Mims
Birthday: April 7

Occupation: Attorney in private practice for 32 years

Family Information: 3 children, Julie-science writer, Lisa, attorney, Christopher-business and tech columnist for the Wall Street Journal, 3 grandsons

Fondest Memory of CHS? Friends

Favorite song/artist during high school: “Mr Tambourine Man”-The Byrds

No one is going to believe that I: went to graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania for 4 years studying limnology or that I used to be a patent attorney

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Bruce Grant


Sanford Fitzgerald
Birthday: August 14

Veteran?   Yes, the Army

Occupation: Retired


Marilyn Freeman Grotzke
Birthday:  August 28

Occupation: Church Administrative Assistant

Family Information: 3 daughters and 2 son-on-laws, 3 granddaughters and 3 grandsons

Special message: Thanks to everyone who spent countless hours planning the reunion. We are looking forward to it.  


Charles (Chuck) Fry
Birthday: February 20

Veteran? Yes, the Air Force

Occupation:  Self-Employed

Family Information:  Wife-Barbara Fry, 2 daughters, Shellie and Lori, 5 grandchildren


Robert Galloway
Veteran? Yes, the Air Force

Occupation: Retired

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: The Animals- “House of the Rising Sun”


Cathy Gifford Cantu
Birthday: July 25

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Family Information:  Single, 1 daughter, 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild

Fondest Memory of CHS?  Being a Twirler

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Dean of Students taping toilet paper to the bottom of my skirt because it was too short.

Favorite song/artist during high school:  The Beach Boys

Now I can finally tell the truth about:  what I did after the Senior Prom

No one is going to believe that I:  grew up to be a nurse and delivered babies for the military.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Pat, Ginger, Tina, Howard and Robert


Ginger Gilbert Young
Birthday:  March 17

Occupation: Retired

Family Information: 1 daughter, 4 grandkids-2 girls and 2 boys

Fondest memory of Central: Walking up the stairs and seeing "The Great Spirit."

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Don't know of one.

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: Gene Pitney and Elvis Presley

Now I can finally tell the truth about: My favorite teacher was Mrs. Morgan.

No one is going to believe that:  I got Eddie Haskell's sister to get Eddie to ask me to Prom.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Pat Simmons, Peggy Pape, Bev Boyd, and a bunch of others too numerous to list.

Special message: I was saddened to see all of our classmates and friends that are no longer here. some I knew about, some I didn't and it took me by surprise. I was sad to find this out.


Judy Harbison Anderson
Birthday: March 31

Occupation:  I have worked as the business manager for the same small Tulsa law firm since 1978, a rewarding (and exhausting) career.  

Family Information: Wow! 50 years! My life has been blessed!  Married my high school sweetheart (who is the wind beneath my wings!); birthed two beautiful and healthy children, son, Kelly, and daughter, Whitney.  They have each blessed us with two grandchildren (plus our son’s two bonus children) AND one great granddaughter.  All of them have been wonderful kiddos, as well as quality students and citizens – we couldn’t ask for more!

Johnny retired in 1997 after 30 years with the Tulsa Police Department but continues to work some secutiry assignments, including TU athletics.  And, oh yes, he does play a lot of golf!

We are active members of Rejoice Church in Owasso and spend as much time as possible with our family.  God is good!

Fondest Memory of CHS?
I loved school!  So there was much of it that provided good memories.  Football games (I was dating a player – and married him!); H.S. Red Cross, Girls State, attending Daze, class plays & musicals; assemblies including pep assemblies; sit on “3” before school (with that football player); managing to get from a class at the SE corner of “1” to the next class at the NW corner of “4” was fun – NOT -, but certainly memorable.  It was all good!


Clayton Hargis
Birthday:  March 17

Veteran? Yes, the Air Force

Occupation: Retired

Family Information: 2 children, Brian-44 and Amy-41
5 grandkids-Lauren-23, Alexis-21, Sammi-16, Kaiden-8, Lucy-3

Fondest memory of Central: Friends

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles

No one is going to believe that:  That I'm married to the same girl for 49 years.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Friends


Phil Harmon
Birthday:  May 22

Occupation: Sales

Family Information: Anita-wife, I have 3 kids and 9 grandchildren, one on the way.

Fondest memory of Central: Our basketball team winning the Dodge City Tournament during my senior year.

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Trying to kiss Janice Dobson and not knowing how.

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles

Now I can finally tell the truth about: Joe Smith---just kidding Joe!

No one is going to believe that:  I can actually hold a conversation.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Bert Scott


Wanda Harvey Jones
Birthday:  December 15

Occupation: Retired


Jerry Hill
Occupation: Retired Plumber

Family Information: Wife-Shirley, Son-Bill, Son-Steve

Fondest memory of Central:  Winning state wrestling chammpionship. Being names to All State Baseball Team.

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Being in trouble the first day of school for having my shirttail out.

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: Anything Elvis

Now I can finally tell the truth about: Not telling

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Everyone


Edwina Holman Carrick
Birthday: November 29

Occupation: Retired 

Family Information: Have a daughter and wonderful son-in-law. Two grandchildren, girl-18, boy-12, the joy of our lives. Married my high school sweetheart Jim (Carrick CHS '65). Been married 49 years


Fred Holtz
Birthday:  May 7

Veteran?  Yes, the Army

Occupation: Business Owner

Family Information:  Wife, Ronda; son, Daniel; Grandson, Rey


Robert Howard
Birthday: October 29

Occupation: Retired Chemistry Professor 

Family Information: Married to Marilyn Thomas Howard (CHS '65), sons Matt-37 and Zach-34

Fondest memory of Central:  Friends in many classes

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Senior Santa Claus contest

Now I can finally tell the truth about: The Beuby bomb was in my basement.

No one is going to believe that:  I saw Bruce Devault climb out of a locker after he explored the inner walls of the building.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: All


John Hudson
Birthday: October 29

Veteran? Yes, the Air Force

Occupation: Retired-Emergency Management for the cities of Denton and Decatur, TX

Family Information: Wife-Anita Hudson, marriage date 4/19/2014
Daughter-Kirsten René Bennett
Mother-Hilda Hudson-95 1639 S Lewis Pl 74104
Grandchildren-Paris Williams-13, Kaity Williams-10. Madeline Hudson-7

Fondest memory of Central:  Graduation, Town Hall Meetings as usher

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: Connie Francis

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Ronnie Grattopp, Lynn Loucks, Linda Carter, Cathy Ellison, Barbara Elrod


John Jones
Birthday: February 27

Veteran?  Yes, the Army

Occupation:  Human Services Management

Family Information: Wife, Carol; Son, Tyler (20); Daughters Corey (21), Michelle (12)


Kent Jones
Birthday:  May 21

Veteran? Yes, the  Army Reserves

Occupation:  Public School Teacher. I've been teaching for 10 years, 2nd career after 31 year airline/air cargo career.

Family Information: Wife-Patricia/Daughter Shannon Hoffmann and husband, Nick/2 grandsons, Nick-13, Brody-7, Brother-Chuck, CHS -68

Fondest memory of CHS? Ballerina in '65 Daze, football games

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: I was embarrassed almost every day about something...probably my dad picking me up after a football game after finding out I had a date with a girl from Hale who he didn't like. All my teammates witnessed my shame.

Favorite song/artist during high school:  The Beatles, “Twist and Shout”  

Now I can finally tell the truth about:  I was a lousy HS Student...Mrs. Pottorf gave a D, only because she liked me and didn't want me to fail Spanish.

No one is going to believe that: I taught ballroom dancing at the "Pink Barn" one summer.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Larry Meason, Beerlie Boyd, Roger Banzhof, Rick Moderow, Howard White, old Pershing and Roosevelt friends.

Special message:  Central was a special place. That old, unique building had character and style. I feel fortunate to have been a student at the Big Red Teepee downtown.


Patrick Jones
Birthday: August 6

Veteran? Yes, the Army

Occupation: Carpenter

Family Information: Have been married 45 years, 2 sons with 1 granddaughter and 1 grandson


John Kilgore
Occupation: Retired-S-T Magi

Family Information: Married to Ruth Phelps Kilgore (CHS '65)




John Lamberton
Birthday: September 11

Occupation: College Professor and Pigeon Fancier

Family Information:  Spouse:  Morgan J. Lamberton


Billie Lankford Shepard
Occupation: Small Business owner

Family Information: Son, Justin; Daughter,  Robin

Fondest Memory of CHS?  Musicals and performances on the beautiful stage in the auditorium.


Laurie Lesch Sundborg
Occupation: Librarian-now retired

Family Information: Married Andrew T. Sundborg III in 1969, he died in 1995. One son-Andrew T. Sundborg IV born in 1975.

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: too many to recall!


Donna Lewis Mason
Birthday: June 23

Occupation:  Retired

Family Information:
My sister and I went to Central.  Brother went to McLain; another sister went to Rogers and youngest sister attended Booker T after it was integrated

Fondest Memory of CHS?
Walking downtown to shop on lunch hours.  Working and going to school; worked at a personnel agency and operated the old switchboard; Mr. Teague
Most embarrassing moment at CHS:
Being told I was doing “so much better” in Mr. Guthrie’s Biology class (after getting a “D”) and then receiving an “F”.  My parents confronted her and she changed it to a “D”-!

Favorite song/artist during high school: “Misty”

Now I can finally tell the truth about:
Skipping class.  Janice Turner was able to “pull my slip” out of the clip.  I got caught once but I skipped successfully more than once.  Went over to McLain.

No one is going to believe that I: 
Ended up working at Booker T. Washington for 15 years.  Also that I’ve been all over the U. S. on a Harley with my husband.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:
Donna Burgess, Bobby Chaney, Sandra Rowe, Pat Simmons, Kathleen Simmons

Special message:  I wish Janice Turner were still alive and able to attend.  She loved the reunions and wouldn’t have missed it for the world.


Tina Lewis Elder
Birthday: August 20

Occupation: retired VP of Medical Device Co., Sec/Treas Elder Claims, Inc

Family Information: Married to Dale Elder for 48 years. Two daughters: Kristin Halsell (Jeff) Brooke Harper (Marc). 5 Grandchildren, Cole Halsell (22), Mason Harper (19), Jonah Halsell (18), Gabe Harper (16), and Elise Harper (14).

Fondest Memory of CHS? Singing “Sleep Holy Child” solo from “Night of Miracles”! The entire balcony was full of singers and whenever they sang behind me I felt like I was in heaven. The organ was so amazing!

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Trying out for Speedn/Drama Club. I had memorized my auditions piece to perfection-I thought! When called on I FORGOT EVERY WORD!! Needles to say-I didn’t make it! :(

Now I can finally tell the truth about:Why would I tell it Now? LOL

No one is going to believe that I: Climbed over the armory gence to get into the fair to save $3. Was “snuck” into the Admdiral Twin in the trunk of a car. Didn’t date him again.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Love to see my dear friend Roger Bolding.


Linda Lichty
Occupation: Retired-Research Technologist, Amoco Production Co.

Fondest memory of Central: The building itself with its beautiful auditorium and wood floors: the Daze, class plays and musical productions; the sports events; our Native American connection-the Great Spirit, the Braves and finally the students-the heartbeat (or drum beat) of the school. 

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Too many to recall!

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: “Oh, Pretty Woman”, Roy Orbison

No one is going to believe that:  I now live in the same house I lived in when I was attending Central

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Definitely Beverlie (Boyd) Bryant-she made me write that. I just want to see everyone.


Rhonda Long Peynado
Birthday:  August 19

Occupation:  RN, Medical Case Manager-25 years I am still working full-time for United Healthcare.

Family Information: Married to Michael Peynado-25 years! I have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren!!!

Fondest memory of CHS? Assemblies-my fondest and favorite part of CHS.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Many

Favorite song/artist during high school:  Beach Boys- “Help Me Rhonda,” Ritchie Valie- “My Eyes Adore You,” Beatles-all their songs 

Now I can finally tell the truth about:  I chalk it up to being a "free spirit." hehe

No one is going to believe that: I have a 50 year old daughter.

Person(s) I would like to see at the reunion: Several

Special message: Life is short-Make this memorable and fun!!


Lynn Loucks Kincaid
Birthday:  October 22

Occupation:  Dental Hygienist-Retired

Family Information: Husband-Mike, 2 stepsons-Matt and Zac, 2 wonderful daughter-in-laws and 5 sweet, fun grandkids.

Fondest memory of CHS? Graduation

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: I tried out for cheerleader my senior year in front of an assembly. I had no "cheer-leader skills" what-so-ever. The applause was meager at best after my routine and I didn't make it. What was I thinking???

Favorite song/artist during high school:  Simon and Garfinkle- “The Sound of Silence” from The Graduate

Person(s) I would like to see at the reunion: Sue Purviance and many other classmates. I went to work after school almost every day so didn't have as much time to socialize as I would have like to.


Jean Love Prince
Birthday: June 19

Occupation: Retired-Licensed Counselor

Family Information: Still married after 48 years to Robert Prince of Lawton! Met him in church at OSU. We have 2 children, Edward and Catherine, 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Our eldest grandson is a sophomore at OSU.

Fondest memory of Central: The beautiful wide halls where we would gather (on the floor) helping each other with homework.

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: The picture of me in the 1965 Tom Tom draped in a damn sheet for Latin Club.

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: Elvis-of course

Now I can finally tell the truth about: About my first name. My name is Lou Jean (Love) Prince but with computers, I am often referred to as Lou.

No one is going to believe that:  We ballroom dance. We dance 1-3 times a week and have been for 10 years. We think we are quite good!

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: All the kids I grew up with, especially those who went to Wilson and Kendall.

Special message: When we graduated from Central we were young and believed the whole world was ours. If we make wise choices our lives would be wonderful. Now after 50 years, we know that none of us go through life unscathed. There are our marriages, children, finances, health and spiritual life. We have all been to the peaks and valley and at no time has it all been perfect, and we have survived! Maybe some of these skills we learned at Central.

Leah Love Esau
Birthday: June 19

Occupation: Retired-Teacher

Family Information: Single, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren

Fondest memory of Central: Basketball games and a title game held at McLain High School?

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Junior year I skipped the last day of school. I was sent to Ms. Baker's office. (Dean of Girls)

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: The Beach Boys; Peter, Paul and Mary

Now I can finally tell the truth about: I was embarrassed to wear my glasses.

Jeannie and I were born in Panama City, Panama. Our children and our grandchildren have duel citizenship.

Name: Leah Love Esau
Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: All of my friends.

Special message: Happy birthday to us for reaching our 68th year.


Sandy Lownsbery Mortimer 
Birthday:  January 24

Family Information: 1 husband, 2 cats

Fondest memory of CHS? One special friend for 53 years.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Anytime I had to speak in front of people.

Favorite song/artist during high school:  The Toys- “Lovers Concerto”, The Safaris- “Wipe Out”

Now I can finally tell the truth about: I was too shy to talk to anyone unless they spoke to me first.

No one is going to believe that: I cruised around the world for 4 months in 1999.

Person(s) I would like to see at the reunion: My first boyfriend and the gang from Roosevelt Jr High.


Perry Macdonald
Birthday: June 5

Occupation:  Attorney, Administrator, Editor

Family Information: 2 Sons, Colin and Matt McClees

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:
The Amazing Reunion Committee – Thank you! Tom Tom Staff: Paige, Vic , Billie & Bob, Barry & Bev, Tom Reed;  Rachel Paru, Susan Taylor


Edward Main
Birthday:  May 5

Occupation:  Attorney

Family Information:  
Spouse:  Janice McCormick; Daughter, Emily; Father, Edward Main, Sr. going strong at 98!

Fondest Memory of CHS?
Photography class in the old I. E. building – film had to be developed in complete darkness.  Someone outside, with a watch, would pound on the door every 30 seconda to a minute and yell:  “Agitate the developer!”


Linda Martin Fletcher
Occupation: Retired

Family Information: 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild


William Martin
Birthday: September 29
 
Veteran? Yes, the Army

Occupation: Physician

Family Information: I have 2 daughters, 1 son, 1 grandson.

Fondest memory of Central: Graduation

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: In Ms. Frazee's class

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: “Home Is Where the Heart Is”-Elvis, “I'll Follow the Sun”-The Beatles

Now I can finally tell the truth about: Why I didn't go to all the other reunions.

No one is going to believe that I: was a student radical (until I was drafted).

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Walter Stuermann

Special message: God bless the veterans in our class, living and deceased.


Sandy McKelvey Michaelis
Birthday: December 28

Occupation: Retired

Family Information: In 1968 I was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer. In 1969 I married and moved to Owasso, Oklahoma and we lived there until 1998. We had two daughters (my oldest daughter died in 1983). We have been caring for and raising our grandson (who has autism) since his birth in 1992. When my husband retired from his job at American Airlines (1998), we (husband, grandson, myself) moved to Ness City, Kansas (this is where my husband was from). I have spent my time raising our grandson and then becoming his guardian (2010). I'm a member of the American Legion Auxiliary here in Ness City. 

Special message: God bless the veterans in our class, living and deceased.


Carol Meredith Barnes
Birthday: December 28

Occupation: Retired Executive Assistant

Family Information: 3 children, 5 grandchildren

Fondest memory of Central: Opera Club performances, The Daze

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: In the dress rehearsal for Carousel, my costume got caught on my partner's belt buckle and I was stuck in mid-air, feet dangling. He was over 6' and I was just 5'1".

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: “Cherish” by The Association

Now I can finally tell the truth about: I hated Spanish class and would fake illness and to the nurses' office to avoid tests.

No one is going to believe that: I can remember all my boyfriends.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Everyone

Special message: I'm so glad we can still get together, share memories and make new ones.


Rick Moderow
Birthday: December 15

Veteran? Yes, the Navy

Occupation: Hospital Administrator

Family Information: Married, 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 2 ex-wives

Fondest memory of Central: The Daze with Joe Bratcher

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Jay walking ticket the last day of school.

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: “Gloria” by The Shadows of Night, “Mustang Sally”-Wilson Pickett

Now I can finally tell the truth about: Who shot JR.

No one is going to believe that: I fantasized about being a member of the Temptations.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Jim Hinkle and Phil Ritz-I know it can't happen.


Allen Moore
Occupation: Retired, living in Texas.

Family Information: Wife, Dani Moore, a 1971 Rogers graduate.


Nedra Moore Cheney
Birthday: January 22

Occupation:  Retired Paralegal

Family Information:
Husband, Gary, married 7-30-66; Daughter, Jennifer (Jenna) 4-25-71; Son, Christopher (Chris) 1-31-75 and 4 Granddaughters

Fondest Memory of CHS?
The once amazing front steps of our high school. Gone now, but not forgotten!

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Every day!!

Favorite song/artist during high school:  “House of the Rising Sun”, The Animals

No one is going to believe that:  I am a really good cook.


Carolyn Moran Goebel
Birthday: August 14

Occupation: Piano Tutor

Family Information: Sister-Cassandra Moran (CHS '64), Brother-Julius Moran (CHS '69)

Fondest memory of Central: Assemblies, the school song

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Jay walking ticket the last day of school.

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: "O Great Spirit"

Now I can finally tell the truth about: my life at Central.

No one is going to believe that: I enjoyed attending High School.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Ms. Linda Lichty

Special message: Unfortunately I won't be around for the 50th but I am planning for the 55th.


Phillip Morgans
Birthday: May 10

Name:
Veteran?  Yes, the Army
 
Name: Phillip Morgans
Occupation: Retired District Chief, Tulsa Fire Department

Name:  Phillip Morgans
Family Information: 5 children, 19 grandchildren


Kathleen Morrissey Duncan
Birthday: March 22

Occupation: Teacher/High School counselor: Attorney/Assistant District Attorney, Oklahoma County

Family Information: Married college sweetheart, Dr. Michael R. Duncan (now married 44 years) 3 children: Heather, Caroline, Adam Duncan

Fondest memory of Central: Marching in the band at football games

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: Elvis Presley-"Love Me Tender"

No one is going to believe that: I ran for public office in Edmond. I am now serving my third 5 year term (13 years) as a member of the Edmond Public School board. I am currently serving as president of the board.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Sue Alberty, Mozetta Burkes, Rudy Wilson

Special message: I had a wonderful education at CHS. Great teachers and a lot if fun.
"I remember Ms Iwanna Lusty who encouraged me to go to college. Mary Ellen Bridges was an inspiration to all of us. I remember adding many new vocabulary words in Honors English. I loved her class. She encouraged me to do a project on "Man's Inhumanity to Man" and I remember being shocked at the WWII atrocities (Holocaust, etc.).
I flourished at Central, made many wonderful friends and received an outstanding education. Over the years I applied the values and education I received at Central. I acquired a teaching degree, a Masters in Guidance and Counseling and a law degree from OU. I spent years teaching, counseling and practicing law. After retirement I decided to return to my first love of education by running for the school Board. I am now serving my 3rd five year term on the Edmond Board of Education and enjoy this service immensely.”


Connie Murray Ichord
Birthday: January 28

Occupation: United Methodist Minister

Family Information: Married Steve Ichord; Deceased 1991. Married Daryl Hubbard-1999. Daughters Gretchen and Stephanie, 9 granddaughters

Fondest memory of Central: Being Senior Class Secretary (Fabulous year of planning and working with Joe Smith, Pat Murphy and Mary Ann Savage)

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Getting a call from Ed Sullivan wanting me to do Lady Byrd Johnson on his show. Called him a jerk and said "This has gotta be either Shonk or Vic-you jerk."

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: Ricky Nelson

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Joe Smith/Tom Reed


Karrel Nelson Stevens
Birthday: March 21

Occupation: Artist

Family Information: Married to Ben Stevens 47 years. Daughter Heather lives in Glenpool, OK and son Brian lives in Denver

Fondest memory of Central: Red Feathers and Opera Club

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Auditioning for Opera Club in front of the Girls Chorus class, sophomore year.

Now I can finally tell the truth about: Sneaking into the school at night with 3 other Red Feathers to rub the nose of the horse for good luch the night of the State Basketball tournament in OKC. We lost the game.


Mark Newman
Birthday: October 24

Veteran?   Yes, the Army

Occupation:  Minister

Family Information: 4 children (Lori, Cari, Megan, Matt); 
6 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter

Fondest Memory of CHS?  Sitting in the hallway before school.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Getting “told on” for kissing my date on a bus trip to Muskogee.

Favorite song/artist during high school:  Herman Hermits, “Henry the VIII”

Now I can finally tell the truth about:  My crush on Linda Fetter.

No one is going to believe that I: was shy.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Jack Herrold, Paul Bobbitt, Lynn Loucks, Judy Harbison

Special message:  Reunions have been more fun – I’ve met more people than I knew in school!


Judy Noble Strout
Birthday: July 21

Occupation: Contract Analyst

Family Information: 3 children, 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren

Fondest memory of Central: Graduation

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: 1st day of school as a sophomore, an upper classman boy took me to the teachers' lounge telling me it was the girls' bathroom
:(  embarrassing!

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: Loved Elvis before, during and after High School


Mary (Mally) Nott Blecha
 Birthday: September 25

Veteran? Yes, the Air Force

Occupation: Retired


Linda O’Dell Petty
Birthday: March 11

Occupation:  Pastor

Family Information: 3 children, 2 grandchildren

Fondest Memory of CHS? Friends

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Did an interview for high school and fumbled some words


Donna Pankratz McMullan
Birthday: December 18

Occupation: Retired, Special Correspondent and weekly columnist, The (Daily) Oklahoman, OKC

Family Information: Husband, Don; children, Brooks, Brent, Alicia and Brad and seven grandchildren. 
Don and I met at the University of Oklahoma, where he played on the OU baseball team.  We were married August 26, 1967 in Tulsa.  Don attended Graduate School at OU, while I continued my studies there.  In 1969, he accepted a job with Banker’s Trust Company in New York City.  We returned to Norman in 1972, when Don began his 23-year career with the Oklahoma Publishing Company in Oklahoma City.  In 1979, Don started his own business, McMullan & Associates Consulting Firm specializing in employment tax credits, which he still owns.

I was a Special Correspondent and Weekly Columnist for The (Daily) Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City and a Cleveland County Elections Substitute Precinct Judge.  An avid community volunteer, I still hold memberships in the Junior League Assistance League and P.E.Q., Chapter AU.  My past community activities included serving on the first steering committee for “Norman’s “Volunteer of the Year” Awards sponsored by United Way of Norman Inc. and Junior League of Norman Inc., and as Co-producer of “Cancer Facts”, a local television show for the American Cancer Society.

I was President of the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels for Norman, Inc., President of the Board of Directors for The Cleveland County Christmas Store, President of the Norman Women’s Club, President of the Norman Junior Women’s Club, President of P.E.O., Chapter FB, Secretary of The Norman P.E.O. Reciprocity Council, Alumni Club Vice-President and OU Undergraduate Advisor for Alpha Gamma Delta, District Chairman for the Oklahoma State Federation of Women’s Clubs, Board member and Public Relations Sustainer Advisor for Junior League of Norman, Inc. and Board of Directors for the Norman Athletic Association, The Norman Chapter of Big Sisters of Oklahoma, The Norman Chapter of The Arthritis Foundation, The Norman Ballet Company, and a member of the Norman Garden Club, Kappa Alpha Theta Mom’s Club, Alpha Tau Omega Mom’s Club.

Don and I are blessed to have four outstanding children:  Brooks, Brent, Alicia and Brad and seven wonderful grandchildren.

Now I can finally tell the truth about:  I actually skipped one class, but was too nervous to enjoy it.

No one is going to believe that: during a family vacation, I was given a ticket to American Bandstand.  I met Dick Clark and was actually asked to dance (one dance) with one of the “regulars” on Bandstand.

Special message: Thank you to everyone who touched my life and helped me become the person I am today.  May God bless you always.


Elizabeth (Peggy) Pape Lucchesi
Birthday:  September 4

Occupation: Fund Raiser, Event Planner

Family Information: Hubby-Steve, daughters Caroline Lucchesi Ganun, Elizabeth Lucchesi Dermon, grandbaby Lincoln Dermon

Fondest memory of CHS?  So many, hard to choose but (finally) getting asked to the Senior Prom was closest to the top.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Getting caught cutting class, spring senior year with Carol Meredith

Favorite song and artist during high school: 4 Tops, Smoky Robinson, Wilson Pickett, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, Stones-”Can't Stop Loving You,” “Can't Help Falling in Love,” “Sealed With a Kiss,” “Stand by Me,” “Be My Baby,” You Really Got a Hold On Me”

Now I can finally tell the truth about: Unfortunately nothing to report here

No one is going to believe that I:  was not allowed to drive.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  The School Life Staff and really everyone who can make it. Really looking forward to seeing all!

Special message: Wishing all my classmates love and luck for the next 50! xo


Sandi Peace Sanders
Birthday:  July 11

Occupation: Retired Office Administrator

Family Information: Will celebrate 50th Anniversary December 23-married high school sweetheart (Rogers alum) 1 son and daughter-in-law, 1 daughter and son-in-law, 8 beautiful granddaughters

No one is going to believe that I:  am a certified scuba diver and have been diving in numerous countries.


Anita Peck Zuniga
Birthday: February 19

Occupation: Histologist

Family Information:  2 Sons, ages 40, 45

Fondest Memory of CHS?  Loved dancing with my glitter heels on at the Daze as a Playboy bunny.

Favorite song/artist during high school:  Elvis of course!  Saw him live twice.


David Pederson
Birthday:  November 24

Veteran? Yes, the Army

Occupation:  Entrepreneur

Family Information:  Spouse: Patricia, Son: Jay Jason Pederson

Fondest memory of CHS? Playing hooky during Friday morning Physics class and assembly to play pool at Doc's Pool Hall below the Tulsa World Paper.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  "None"

Favorite song/artist during high school: Loved all the 60s music, “Hang on Sloopy,” The McCoys

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  All of 'em.

Special message: Tulsa Central High was a tough environment and we all came out better as a result. I'm positive that there are many very successful grads stemming from TCHS. 


Sandy Perino Rodgers
Birthday:  June 4


Martin L. Perryman
Birthday:  June 23

Occupation:  Financial Advisor

Family Information:  I am married to the former Janice Criner (46 years). We have two grown daughters (Janette Maxwell and Michelle Rice). They are both educators. We have one grandchild (Crosstyn). She is 8 years old.

Fondest memory of CHS? Performing with the Opera Club under Mr. Teague, especially in “The Vagabond King” in our senior year.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Louie Warren and Mike Reynolds


Ruth Phelps Kilgore
Occupation: Retired-Tulsa Public Schools

Family Information: Married to John Kilgore (CHS '65)


Martha Phillips
Birthday: November 20

Occupation: Attorney

Family Information:  Sister, Christine (’66, cheerleader & National Merit), brother Gerry (’69, Championship golf)

Fondest Memory of CHS? Of course, the friends! Also working with Jack Orme on the Yearbook.  He taught me how to compose a good picture

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Most of them

Favorite song/artist during high school:  The Beatles and The Rolling Stones

Now I can finally tell the truth about: I am not there yet.  Maybe in a few more years.

No one is going to believe that I:  was a blackjack dealer with Cindy Rodgers at Lake Tahoe during the summer vacations at OSU.


Irene Pierce Veuleman
Birthday: February 5

Occupation: Retired Hospice Nurse

Family Information:  2 daughters (Melinda & Mike; Melissa & Jamie) and 9 grandchildren Dakotah, Blake, Kolby and Autumn, Courtney, Cari, Austin, Alyson & Aydenn

Fondest Memory of CHS?  Miss Marsh taught me to swim in the 10th grade and our daughters could swim before they were able to walk.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: When I received a plaque and a certificate at our assembly for being in Girl Scouts for 10 years.

Favorite song/artist during high school: Elvis, The Beach Boys and The Beatles

No one is going to believe that I: ride a Harley Davidson and went back to school and received my nursing license in my 60’s!


Peter Pritchett
Birthday:  September 18

Veteran? Yes, the Marines

Occupation:  Retired Commercial Credit Manager

Family Information: Wife-Rebeca Thomas, NorthWest Classen High School, Oklahoma City
Son-Nathan, lives in Tulsa
Son-, Matthew, lives in Martin, TN

Fondest memory of CHS? Friday school assemblies, basketball games in the school gym, hanging out at McDonald's in Brookside on South Peoria.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Trying to learn how to dance for the prom.

No one is going to believe that: I had a bad sunburn under my cap and gown for graduation - after all the times they warned us not to lay out in the sun.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Greg Gardner, Bruce Stewart, Donny Ward, Sandy Greenwell,  Margot Hodge

Special message:Very proud to be your classmate.


Sandy Pyles Glecker
Birthday:  July 28

Occupation:  Florist

Family Information: Married 50 years in November, 6 children, all college grads. Moved to Utah to be closer to children and grandchildren in 1998.

Fondest memory of CHS? Choir-The musicals-Mr. Teague

Favorite song/artist during high school:  Tom Jones-”Hello Pussy Cat”


Chris Rask
Birthday: September 15

Veteran?  Yes, the Navy Reserves 1964-1972, 
the OK National Guard 1972-1994, 
the Army 1976-1996, 
Retired Sergeant First Class currently

Occupation: Retired Law Enforcement, 
Currently Private Investigator “Blue Eagle Investigations”

Family Information: Married to cheryl (Douglas) Rask East Central Class of 1969

Fondest Memory of CHS? Hanging out at Billy’s Record Shop across the street and meeting the Animals group with Eric Burdon then hanging out with them for the afternoon.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Getting caught by Mr. Ehlers cutting class to play pool at the Episcopal Church in the basement. Even worse, he challenged me and beat me!

Favorite song/artist during high school: The Animals, “House of the Rising Sun,” The Rolling Stones, “Satisfaction,” The Beach boys, “Help Me Rhonda”

Now I can finally tell the truth about: I was the one who thres the omlet oout of Mrs. Sager’s Boy’s Food Class durang a spontaneous food fight that hit Mr. McCafferty on the head.
  
No one is going to believe that I: actually can be serious and not always be the class clown, especially anyone who had Mrs. Venables’s English Class with me.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Everybody who shows up for the r eunion, whether we knew each other or not.

Special message: Just want to remind everybody of those we lost in Vietnam and any war since.


Tom Reed 
Birthday:  January 10

Occupation:  Priest-Retired

Family Information: Older brother, Glenn Reed, also attended CHS 

Fondest memory of CHS? The DAZE

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Can't think of one, it was all good memories.

Favorite song/artist during high school:  ?-”The Lion Sleeps Tonight”

Person(s) I would like to see at the reunion: Everybody!!!

Special message: Keep the Faith!


Cathy Riley Slover
Birthday: June 27

Occupation: Retired Accountant

Family Information: Married to Jim Slover (CHS '62) for 49 years, 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters

Fondest memory of Central: Football games, going to Pennington's and the Hub

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: Elvis


Linda Rogers Carr
Birthday:  November 29

Occupation: Retired Accountant

Family Information:  
My husband, Charles (deceased 2016), and I are both retired. We enjoy traveling, reading, cards and games. Our daughter, Melinda, teaches first grade in Plano, TX and our son, Charlie, works for Evergreen Packaging in Memphis, TN. We have three grandchildren, Luke, Wyatt and Cassidy."

Fondest memory of CHS? 
"Being a cheerleader for three years and in my senior year, Coach Sutton allowed the cheerleaders to go with the basketball team to a tournament in Dodge City. Afterwards we met Coach Sutton's parents."

Favorite song/artist during high school:
"Can't Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley"

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Billie Lankford Shepard, John Weiczorek

Special message: Thank you class officers and reunion committee for all your planning and hard work.


Mary Russell Harjo
Birthday:  March 26

Family Information:  I am a widow with one daughter who is living in Miami, Florida.  I have one brother who was in the Class of ’69 who is recently deceased.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Falling up her stairs on more than on occasion.

Favorite song/artist during high school: Too many to name


Jan Sanders Coleman
Birthday:  August 22

Occupation:  Teacher (Retired)

Family Information:  Married, 3 daughters, 1 grandson, age 11,1 granddaughter, age 9

Fondest memory of CHS? Meeting up with CHS friends at Bob Evan's Drug Store before school, weekend sports, parties, drive-ins and of course Pennington's and the Restless Ribbon! Great friendships.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Being late for Mrs. Kirkland's Typing Class.

Favorite song/artist during high school: The Beatles and The Beach Boys

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Linda Bingham, Cathy Franklin, Peggy Gille, Linda Leach, Nedra Moore, Mike Richardson, Diane Bilke

Special message:The three years of CHS were some of the best memories in my life.


Mary Ann Savage Bowman
Birthday:  April 15

Occupation: Retired

Family Information: I have one child, Chuck Bowman. He and his wife, Emily, live in Carlsbad, CA. Their beautiful daughter, Charlie, was born on October 13, 2014. I am very blessed to have them in my life!!

Fondest memory of CHS? Friday night slumber parties with the girls.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Let's face it, every day in a teen's life is embarrassing!!

Favorite song/artist during high school:  Barbra Streisand-”People”

Now I can finally tell the truth about: Wouldn't dare.

Person(s) I would like to see at the reunion: I see my best friend often.


Sheila Sheldon Hill
Birthday:  October 1

Occupation:  Retired Teacher

Family Information:  Attended OU for BA and MEd.  Taught at OKC public schools (1975-2012).  Married Norman Hill (OU for BA and JD) in 1977.  2 children (Michael (OU for BA, OCU for JD); Lauren (OU for BA and Charleston JD).  3 grandchildren:  Jackson Hill (6), Natalie Hill (3) and Kinsey Vinson (3)


Michael Shelton
Birthday: December 25

Veteran? Yes, OK National Guard

Occupation: Retired-ATT


Bob Shepard
Occupation:  Retired Physician

Family Information:  Son, Justin; Daughter, Robin


Larry Shepard
Veteran? Yes, The Army

Occupation:  High School Science Teacher (Retired)

Fondest memory of CHS? Many of the teachers were good but some were great. Mr. Wise (and he was) taught Geometry. Ms Pike had trouble controlling her love for history. she would get so excited about parts of history that she would start squeeking.. Ms. Clark and Ms.Thorpe had a love for art, but Ms. Howell is probably why I became a science teacher.


Jerry Shonkwiler
Birthday:  November 23

Veteran? Yes, OK Army National Guard, AZ Air National Guard, CA Army Reserves

Occupation: Architect/Photographer/Writer/Artist-Retired

Family Information: Spouse-Melanie Reiten Shonkwiler

Fondest memory of CHS?  The friends I met there, the life-long memories of those years and the personal accomplishments I achieved while there.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: The "Senior Santa" Assembly

Favorite song/artist during high school:  The Beatles-Anything

Now I can finally tell the truth about: What made me sick my junior year and caused me to miss several weeks of school while in the hospital and recovering.

No one is going to believe that: I love living in San Diego but my Tulsa, OK roots will always have a home in my heart and helped guide me to any successes I've had in life.

Person(s) I would like to see at the reunion: Jim Bettis, Don Burgess, David Chapman, Wayne Hamilton, Jim Hinckle, Wally Junger, Johnny Wallace

Special Message: My personal thanks and appreciation to everyone who devoted so much time and worked so hard to make this special 50th Reunion a reality. 


Kathy Simmons Luppy
Birthday:  May 13

Occupation:  Teacher

Family Information:  Widow of Chuck Luppy (CHS '65)
Children: Allison, Michael and Alan grandchildren:  Addison, Nolan, Austin and Jocelyn

Fondest memory of CHS? Tom Tom class and parties at Mr. Orme's.

Favorite song/artist during high school: “Dancing in the Streets;” The Beatles

No one is going to believe that: I can still recite the American's Creed!


Patricia Simmons Allen
Birthday: June 6

Occupation:  Retired

Family Information:  Son and family living in Albany. NY, daughter and family living in Chicago.  I have a granddaughter living in Broken Arrow along with my great granddaughter (5 yrs.).  Six grandchildren in all.

Fondest Memory of CHS?  Going to all the ball games, especially basketball.  Being with all my friends and the fun we had.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  I was down with several friends by the gym.  Coach Sutton came out and looked at me and said, “aren’t you supposed to be in class?”

Favorite song/artist during high school:  The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean

No one is going to believe that I: was very bashful and shy.  I was in awe about all the popular people and now I’m blessed to be friends with them.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Cathy Gifford, Ronnie Rowell, Denny Howard, Cherie Mosier, Mike Shelton, Sylvia Starr Wilson, and all my other friends I love.

Special message:  This reunion is so important.  We are able to reconnect with special people whom may not be with us again.  We are blessed to have such a bond.  


Donna Skinner Bauder
Birthday: June 6

Occupation: Retired Postal Worker

Family Information: Married , 2 children, 1 step-children, 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 1 sister

Fondest memory of Central: Having Mr. Teague for music

Most Embarrassing Moment at CHS: Tried out for the Daze, knees were knocking and my piano accompanist had trouble playing so I had a terrible performance.

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: The Beatles-”I want to Hold Your Hand”

Now I can finally tell the truth about: I got pregnant in February, 1964, no one could tell. Later married the father, Kenneth Laughlin, had that son and two years later had a daughter.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Donna Owens, Sandra Singer, Erania Tecumseh, Cynthia Crockett, Patricia Hix, RoiLynn Russell, Susie Porter, Beverly Melton


Jane Sloan
Occupation:  Paralegal, City of Tulsa (Retired)

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  I fell forward on the top step of the to[ floor and slid in a circle out onto the hall. I looked like Bambi on the frozen pond.

Favorite song/artist during high school: The Beatles and all the great R & B groups. Anything with harmony to sing along with them.

Special message: We really did have a good high school education that extended beyond the books and for that I have always been grateful. 


Diana Smith Wigfield
Birthday: August 13

Occupation: Retired 

Fondest memory of Central: Going to football games

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: The Beatles, Elvis



Joe Smith
Occupation: Director

Family Information: wife Lynda, daughter Tanya, married with two daughters, son, Brian, married with two sons.



Ulene Sylvia Starr Wilson
Birthday: May 14

Occupation: Administrative Assistant
 


Charles (Chuck) Steil
Birthday:  February 21

Veteran? Yes, the Army

Occupation: Retired

Family Information: Married to Janice, 1 child-Mary Steil Self

Favorite song/artist during high school:  The Beach Boys-Anything

Person(s) I would like to see at the reunion: Mark Newman


Bruce Stewart
Birthday:  March 3

Occupation:  Retired Sales Rep

Family Information: Married 45 years, 2 children, 5 grandchildren 

Fondest Memory of CHS?  Football games at “Skelly” Stadium; Basketball games in “basement of old Central ; Swim meets in the Central Pool

Favorite song/artist during high school: Wish They Could All be California Girls” Beach Boys

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:   Those that I remember?  HA!


Glenn Strobel

Occupation:  Ok Machine & Mfg., Commercial Real Estate

Fondest Memory of CHS?  Football and track

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Coach Sutton said he didn’t need me.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Everyone I knew.


Carol Supernaw Bergman
Birthday:  December 12

Occupation:  Computer Systems Analyst, City of Tulsa-Retired

Family Information:  Widow, 3 children, 12 grandchildren

Fondest memory of CHS?  Working on the Tom Tom

Favorite song/artist during high school: The Beatles, “She Loves You,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand”

Now I can finally tell the truth about: Always told truth!?


Gina Tate Rhea
Birthday:  October 9

Occupation:  Retired Ordained Minister

Family Information:  Son, Andrew Rhea


Marilyn Thomas Howard
Occupation:  Middle School Math Teacher-Retired

Family Information:  Married to Bob Howard (46 years)
Sons:  Matt (37) 2 grandsons, Freddy (5) and Carl(3); Zach (34) 4 kids, Trent (7),  Kolton (5), Elena (3), Mason (1)

Fondest memory of CHS?  All my friends in band and all my other classes.

Now I can finally tell the truth about: Little did I know that when I married him, Bob Howard was the snatcher of my Beuby Bomb!

Name:  Marilyn Thomas Howard
No one is going to believe that: My initials spell my profession-MATH

Marilyn Thomas Howard
Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Marlena Fifer


Fran Toney Young
Birthday:  April 17

Occupation:  Piano Teacher/Author/Composer

Family Information: Husband - Vernon, Son - Mike (Sara), Children - Tori (21), Tom (18), Tristan (15)  Edmond, OK; Daughter - Ellen (Alex), Children - Xander (10), Isadora (3) Isle of Wight, England

Fondest memory of CHS?  Band relationships

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Can't recall any

Favorite song and artist during high school:  “The Sound of Music,” Julie Andrews, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain

Now I can finally tell the truth about:  Nope! It all goes with me to the grave!

No one is going to believe that:  
I have taught piano for 45 years; have composed 68 educational piano solos; have written and published a 292 page book entitled Improvisation on Christian Music (2006) and have sold 776 copies and have written and published a 216 page book entitled A Classical Pianist's Journey into Jazz (2014) and sold 42 copies.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  
Clement Hitchcock, Pat Orde, Randy Clement, Linda Bennett, Linda Taylor, Marilyn Thomas, Bruce Grant

Special Message:  
I have nothing but happy memories from High School. If there were any unpleasant or unhappy memories, I must've buried them!!

Pat Tutty Lane
Birthday: August 19

Occupation: Retired

Deana Twist McLaughlin
Birthday: July 6

Occupation: Executive Assistant to President and Vice-President, Synergex, Inc.

Family Information: Widow as of January, 2012.  Have one son, Brian and one granddaughter, Hope.  3 stepchildren:  son, Brad and wife, Mary, grandson, Cody and granddaughter, Katie.  Daughter, Kelly and husband, Robert, grandsons, Casey and Cade and granddaughter Maggie.  Daughter, Shelly and husband, Brad, grandsons, Jared, Adam and Luke; granddaughter, Hannah.  Two great grandchildren, Tripp and Quinn.

Fondest Memory of CHS?  Loved high school.  Hanging out in the hall visiting with everyone before school; lunch time and after school.  Loved Mrs. Morgan’s class and had a blast in stage crew.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: I’m sure there were some, but I don’t recall any

Favorite song/artist during high school: Had several: Of course Chubby Checker, “The Twist” (popular in 1960), “Limbo Rock” (popular in 1962).  “Locomotion,” “Little Eva” (popular in 1962).

Now I can finally tell the truth about:  Everything

No one is going to believe that I:  Have not grown even 1 inch taller.  Also have worked for the same corporation for 42 years.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Mrs. Morgan for sure.  Of course, looking forward to seeing everyone.

Special message:  Hope the turn out is great as I can sure tell a lot of hard work has been done for this event.  Hope everyone has a wonderful time.  Enjoy!!!


Gust Vanhove
Miles Traveled to attend our Reunion: 4676 miles!
Birthday: July 22

Occupation: retired diplomat

Family Information: Divorced 2 children Sebastiaan (1979) and Kristina (1990)

Fondest Memory of CHS: 
- The whole schoolyear was great  but the first day was impressive because everything was new and different!
- My little appearance in The Vagabond King was a (personal) highlight!
- Graduation Day

Most Embarrassing moment at CHS:
One day nature was calling very urgently and I didn't want to go to the bathroom during class change since, as the boys can recall, there was no separation between the toilets and I found this very embarrassing. So I decided to wait  till class started to ask permission to leave the room so I could be on my own. and so I was. But the shock was great when I saw our Principal, Mr McCafferty, coming in, pulling down his trousers, and  sitting next to me and to my horror starting a conversation when he asked me: "Hello Gust, how are you?"!!! What an hilarious but embarrasing situation!

Favorite Song and Artist during High School:
“Let me tell you about the Birds and the Bees” (Jewel Akens),
“King of the Road” (Roger Miller)

Persons I would like to see at the Reunion:
I hope all of you and that I will recognize you (50 years do something to or bodies)

Special Message:
That year with you at Tulsa Central High School was absolutely wonderful and shaped my future life, therefore I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart and especially the"boys and girls" of the organising committee" to make this unique event possible!


Trudy Vaughn
Birthday:  November  18

Occupation: Retired

Family Information: I'm lucky to still have my mother, Tegan and Simon-my feline buddies

Fondest memory of CHS?  The Daze, pep rallies, my yelling cooking teacher and dear old Mr. Baer.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Having to play sports in gym class.

Favorite song/artist during high school:  I don't remember a favorite song but I liked Petula Clark and Tom Jones.

Person(s) I would like to see at the reunion: Anyone I recognize


Stan Vestal
Birthday:  March 6

Veteran? Yes, the Army

Family Information: 4 children 3 married, 4 grandchildren-all girls

Fondest memory of CHS? Band and band trips

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Getting caught in my dad's chemical storage room engaged in close personal contact!

Favorite song and artist during high school:

No one is going to believe that I:  Had long hair and rode a motorcycle cross country.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  Bob Shepard


Louie Warren
Veteran? Yes, the Navy

Occupation: Personal Chef

Family Information: Wife, 3 kids, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren!

Fondest memory of CHS?  Any and all memories of Opera Club.

Most embarrassing moment at CHS:  Never was-the most fun filled years of my life.

Favorite song and artist during high school:  The Beach Boys

Now I can finally tell the truth about:  Uh, I think I should take that one to my grave.

No one is going to believe that I:  Flew aboard the Concord SST, the Goodyear Blimp and with an aerobatic flying squad.

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion:  
Mark Reynolds, Martin Perryman, Mike Reynolds, Linda Fetter, Charley Shaffer, Phil Brandon

Special message:  We really had something special and were truly blessed to have been there as Baby Boomers.


Kathy Westgate Keaton
Birthday:  July 1

Occupation: Membership Director, San Angelo Chamber of commerce, Therapeutic Clown and Keynote Speaker

Family Information: 2 sons, 2 granddaughters

Fondest memory of CHS?  Band

Favorite song/artist during high school:  The Beach Boys-”God Only Knows”

No one is going to believe that: I became a professional clown.

Person(s) I would like to see at the reunion: Anyone I recognize

Special Message: Life is way too short so try to enjoy as much as you can laced with laughter and a sense of humor.


Howard White
Birthday:  August 6

Veteran? Yes, the Army

Family Information: 3 children, 7 grandkids

Fondest memory of CHS?  Friday assemblies

No one is going to believe that I:  Piloted a Huey gunship in Viet Nam and survived.


Bonnie Williams Dobbs
Birthday: August 14

Family Information: 1 son

Fondest memory of Central: Lunch at Chris' across the street from the school

Favorite Song and Artist during High School: Everly Brothers-”Dream”

Person(s) I would most like to see at the reunion: Diana Smith Wigfield


Cheryl Wise Denham
Birthday:  December 8

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Family Information: Very proud of my 3 college graduated children (Tosha, Alycia and Brent) and my fantastic grandchildren (I have 9!!)

Fondest memory of CHS?  Synchronized Swim Club

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Painfully shy-especially 10th grade: I walked down the hall looking straight ahead. Later a good friend said they thought I was a knob at first. Upon discovering this, one of my children (when teenager) asked/said, "Mom, you were even a nerd in high school too, weren't you/"

Favorite song/artist during high school:  The Beatles-"Soft" music

No one is going to believe that: I have a 92-year-old mother who lives at the same house with the same phone number from my childhood days.

Person(s) I would like to see at the reunion: Everyone

Special Message: Challenge: Can I remember the names? 50 years-Wow!!!


Nancy Wood McDowell
Birthday: January 11

Veteran? Yes, the Navy

Occupation: Nearly a retiree from IT at Hallmark Cards

Family Information: Married to Mike Mcdowell, daughter, Sarah McMillian

Fondest Memory of CHS? Spanish class with Mrs. Pottorf

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Not going there...

Favorite song/artist during high school: The Rolling Stones, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”

Now I can finally tell the truth about: ...not going there...

No one is going to believe that I: ...or there either.


Marcia Young
Birthday:  February 25

Occupation: National Board Certified Teacher.Tulsa Public Schools-Retired

Family Information: I'm married to my prince, Robert Tucker. I have two children, Carrie Carter Martinez and Andrew Carter. Andrew has two children. Being Grammie to Lucia and Ellis is wonderful!

Fondest memory of CHS?  Being elected Miss Central XLIV!!!!!

Most embarrassing moment at CHS: Throwing up in Miss Ramsey's Geometry Class. The lesson on concentric circles showing a sliced onion was too much for me.

Person(s) I would like to see at the reunion: The Red Feather Cabinet: Mary Carol Cohenour, Karrel Nelson, Pam Morrison, Linda Fetter, Linda Rogers and Nancy Tietgen.

Special Message: It's been a true pleasure co-chairing the reunion with Connie. I have no idea how she did it and still does while working. Retirement is wonderful!

Thanks to Peggy Pape Lucchesi for keying in the information.