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Norman High School
Class Of 1972

Welcome to the Norman High Class Of 1972 web site. We also have a couple of Facebook pages - 1972 Norman High Reunion Info and 1972 Norman High Alum (and friends) so check us out there

If you know how to contact missing classmates, please let us know.

50th Reunion June 10-11, 2022

What a great reunion!  We celebrated those who could join us, missed those who could not attend, and honored those who are no longer with us.  We would like to recognize all of those who put in hard work to make this gathering successful as well as those who provided great input.  

Steve Long, Anne Terrell Hughes, Vicki Jansing, Kerry Campbell Hampstead, Susie Conklin, Jana Reynolds Christian, Gwen Fairbanks Hare, Kay McGovern Bosworth, Binx Johnson Mills, Peggy Stockwell, Bunny Coughlin Price, MaryAnn Hackler Tullius, Shari Yarbrough Clark, Rodger Lalli, Nancy Hartsock, Carol Wilson, Patti Fox Bowman, Mark Hardisty.

Reunion photos are posted in the  NHS 72 Photos link on the left.  Click on the photos and names are entered at the bottom (I apologize for any misspellings and missing names.  Please notify me for corrections).

Rodger Lalli opened with this wonderful tribute and prayer:

Classmates of Norman High School Class of 1972,
As we gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our graduation, let’s take a moment and remember those fellow classmates who are no longer with us. Let’s begin with a thank you to Kaye McGovern Bosworth, who prepared this beautiful tribute. This memorial table offers our sincere thoughts, prayers, and love for those who we have lost. Let us also recognize our military veterans with a tribute created by Anne Terrell Hughes. Will all members of the military raise their hands so we can thank you for your service.

High school was just the beginning of our passage through life and the friendships formed during that time provided the foundations for our future friendships and, for some, set the course for their life’s voyage. As for those friendships which began so long ago, some may have faded but many have flourished and grown stronger. Now, 50 years later, the loss of our friends from youth draws forth our own feelings about our time on earth and reminds us we are moving into the final years of our life’s expedition.Our hearts hold a space for everyone we meet along the way. This is especially true for those lifelong friends we honor this evening.  Let's lift our glasses and toast all those whose earthly journeys have reached an end.

The loss of anyone is always difficult but the loss of our first and lifelong friends cuts to our inner core and recalls the fragile nature of life. As we remember those who have gone before us, I would like to share the following poem by Gaynor Llewellyn and a scripture passage, which will be followed by a prayer.

A Silent Tear

Just close your eyes and you will see
All the memories that you have of me
Just sit and relax and you will find
I’m really there inside your mind
Don’t cry for me now, I’m gone
For I am in the land of song
There is no pain, there is no fear
So dry away that silent tear
Don’t think of me in the dark and cold
For here I am, no longer old
I’m in that place that’s filled with love
Known to you all as “up above”
Revelation 21:4 says:
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

Please bow your heads:
We thank you for those we are remembering this evening and we honor their friendship and our memories of them. We pray for their loved ones their families and friends and ask that you give them strength and comfort. I know we have lost several of our friends even over the last few days, so it is hard on us and we ask that you give us comfort and peace as well.
And again, we thank you for the privilege we had in knowing these friends. Thank you for the memories and we honor the things we have learned from each of them. 
Bless this time as we gather together and I think we are about to eat so we ask your blessings on the meal prepared for us.
In Jesus Name




The next luncheon will be at Louie’s Grill and Bar in Brookhaven (3750 W Robinson), Norman on June 25 at 11:30. All are welcome!

We have been notified that Shelia Bond passed away. Please keep her family in your prayers. 

We have received word that Gayle Haynes passed away. Please keep her family in your prayers. 

Gayle Haynes Obituary
Oklahoma City, OK – Beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Gayle Ellen Haynes, affectionately known as “Kaykee” was born in Tulsa, OK on March 26, 1954, and passed away to Heaven at home on May 25, 2024, after a sudden cancer diagnosis earlier in the week. She was a tireless advocate for all people, and loved her grandchildren, as well as many others with all her heart. She was a loyal friend, and would do anything to help others.

She was a 1972 graduate of Norman High, and also attended and completed courses at Nettleton’s Business College. Throughout her career, she served over 20 years at the Guarantee Mutual Life Company of Omaha, Nebraska, as well Storm Lures, United Design, and the Office of Juvenile Affairs in Oklahoma, where she retired in 2020. She enjoyed traveling, crafts, gardening, and decorating most of all.

She is fiercely loved, and was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. and Mrs. W.W. Haynes, Jr., who served many United Methodist congregations in Oklahoma and Nebraska, as well as her grandparents. She is survived lovingly by her sisters, Lynn Raspone, Sue Butler, and Annie Orr, as well as nephews Darrell Raspone, Wesley Raspone, and Andrew Orr, along with their families and spouses, and numerous cousins. She also leaves behind many friends, family, and beautiful grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony for family and friends to be scheduled at some point in the future, with the location and date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Scleroderma Foundation, a cause near and dear to Kaykee’s heart, in honor of her beloved sister, Annie. 

In the care of John M Ireland Funeral Home.

Philip E. Robbins
January 6, 1954 - January 29, 2024
Phil Robbins was born in Norman, Oklahoma on January 6th, 1954, the son of Howard
and Arlene Robbins. He passed away on January 29th in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Phil graduated from Norman High School in 1972, went on to graduate from the
University of Oklahoma and then moved to Colorado in 1977 and loved the ski bum life.
He never moved from Colorado and often talked about the beauty of the state. Phil
worked for over 30 years at the Vail, Telluride, and Snowmass Village Markets,
eventually rising to General Manager of the Village Market Company.
Phil was very laid-back, independent and very comfortable in his own skin. He loved to
travel and did not hesitate to visit many international dream destinations. His favorite
travel memories were from Costa Rica.
Phil was extremely faithful to his friends and family. A lot of people lose touch with their
high school and college friends, but Phil remained incredibly close to them throughout
his whole life. After his father passed away, Phil spent hours on the phone and face-to-
face with his brothers, Gary and David, reminiscing about growing up on Highland
Parkway in Norman. Phil treasured people and loved to laugh.
Phil was also incredibly close with his mountain community. He spent many weekends
camping in Moab, rafting and cultivating a sense of family among this group. He was
known by his friends’ kids as “Uncle Phil” and delighted everyone when he was with
Phil‘s parents, Howard and Arlene Robbins preceded him in death. Survivors include
brothers Gary Robbins (his wife Lisa and kids Stephanie, Ashley and Kyle) and David
Robbins (his wife Kathy and kids Shawn, Brandon, Ryan and Zac) and his large
Colorado “family”
Phil will definitely be missed by so many. A memorial service for Phil will be planned
sometime in late spring or early summer so that close friends and family can gather and
share memories of Phil.

It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Sandra Dianne McPherson. Sandy was born on July 31, 1954, in Purcell, OK, and passed away on December 11, 2023. She was the daughter of Edwin Leon McPherson and Ruth Berniece McPherson (Andrews). In Sandy's younger years, she loved to go out with her father to the farm. She did not even mind digging up the sweet potatoes as long as her Dad was by her side. She graduated from Norman High School in 1972.

Sandy started her career at the National Severe Storms Lab in 1977. She later switched to the Radar Operations Center, where she retired. She was the secretary to the OSF director. In 2002, Sandy was awarded the Clerical Employee of the Year Award. An accomplishment she was very deserving and proud of.

Sandy was a lover of music, especially rock' n' roll. She never missed a Norman music festival and always enjoyed listening to new artists and dancing the night away. The Rhythm Chickens were her favorite band; she was at all their gigs, possibly because Neil Kingsley was the lead singer and keyboardist. Sandy played the piano and would even play for you over the phone. Sandy found joy in caring for her flower garden, feeding the birds, her neighbors' dogs, turtles, and even opossums.

Sandy enjoyed traveling with her sister, Susan. The two explored many places together, creating memories that Sandy held dear to her heart.

Sandy had a special bond with her fluffy white cat, Snow, who was her best friend. He brought companionship and joy to her life and was totally spoiled by Sandy!

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Berniece McPherson; her sister, Susan McPherson; former husband and friend, Larry Mudd; and her long-time partner and love of her life, Neil Kingsley.

Sandy is survived by her cousin, Linda Phillips, and dozens of other cousins who loved her very much. She is also survived by her furry best friend, Snow, also known as The Snowman and many friends. 

Sandy's unwavering faith in Christ and her compassion for all living beings will be remembered forever by her family, friends, and all who knew her.


December 18, 2023
10:00 AM
Havenbrook Funeral Home
3401 Havenbrook Street
Norman, OK 73072



Wendy Andruss Adler, age 69, of Norman, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023.  She was born on August 19, 1954, in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

Wendy graduated from Norman High School in 1972, and earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1976, before embarking on a rewarding 25 year career with Kinko's.  As she was never one to make a fuss about herself, these brief details are all she wished to provide. 

She leaves behind many lifelong friends who will miss her candidness, sense of humor, and giving heart.  However, the true pride and joy of Wendy’s life was her family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Duane Robert Andruss and Helen Constance Archer Andruss.  She is deeply loved and sorely missed by her siblings - by whom she was lovingly called “Pooh” - Mark Andruss, Matthew Andruss, and Kit Andruss; her children, Ethan Adler and wife Stephanie, Tristan Adler and wife Laura, Caitlin Merrick, Trevor Adler and wife Kelsey; and their father, Alan Adler.  Her legacy further extends through her beloved grandchildren: Emerson and Riley Merrick, and Preston, Piper, Alice, and Amelia Adler - who knew her as "Gramma".  Her love and dedication to her grandchildren defined her final chapter in life; and her legacy will echo through the generations she leaves behind.

We have received the sad news that Sandra Mcpherson passed away December 11. I will post additional information once it becomes available. Please keep her family in your prayers.

The January 2024 lunch, hosted by Gwenn Fairbanks Hare, will be Jan 23 at 1130 am at Doni Italian Restaurant, 2801 36th Ave NW in Norman. Hope you can attend!

Fun lunch at Doni’s. Next lunch is November 16 at 1130 at Doni’s.  Hope to see you there!

Allen Hill, Paula Goggans, Steve Flowers, David Edwards, Glen Durso, Steve Long, Scot Campbell, Muffin Hone, Karen Cox, Susie Conklin, Gwen Fairbanks, Susan Campbell, Sherry Gish, Rainey Powell, James Cecil


Just received word that Carol Long Woolsey past away last evening, May 30, after a battle with cancer. I will post the obit once it becomes available. Please keep her family in your prayers.

Note from Verna Deatherage Francis:  Edith Ann Salinas passed away Sunday April 23,  2023. Her health, heart, diabetes etc. had sadly been poor for many years. She was a kind, friendly person and she loved her kids and grandkids. Edith and I became good friends in first grade and our families were great friends over the years. She didn't have Facebook and I always shared the news from this page with her. She was always interested in the lives of her classmates. I tried to get her to come to our 50th reunion with me but she just wasn't able. I will miss her so much. Please keep her family in your prayers.


Rhonda Rae Patty

MAR 14 1954 - FEB 10 2023


Rhonda Rae Patty, 68, of Leonard, TX was received into heaven on Friday, February 10, 2023 to be joyfully reunited with her soulmate and husband, Russell Patty. We celebrate as their journey of over 35 years will continue at the side of their beloved Jesus.

Rhonda's life began on March 14, 1954 to Ted Richardson and Chloe Saldivar in Norman, OK. From a young age, she started her life of servitude, supporting the care of her brother, Ted (bubba!). Whether it was changing diapers or walking him to TG&Y to buy him a toy with her own allowance, she was always there. At Norman Highschool, Rhonda played the flute and participated in the 1971 OU-Iowa game marching band half-time ceremonies, where OU won. After graduating high school in 1972, Rhonda began working at Otis Elevator Company as an administrative assistant in Dallas, TX where she remained for almost 15 years. It is at Otis where Rhonda met the love of her life and married Russell on October 20, 1984. Rhonda's career continued for over 40 years, until she retired from Raytheon in 2014 to settle into a peaceful, yet busy life.

Rhonda was co-founder of First United Methodist Church's KeenAgers group that regularly meets to play Mexican Train, where she and Russell formed such special friendships. Fellowship with the canasta crew was another of her favorite past times, as well as Trenton Game Days.  Game days would often extend far beyond the scheduled few hours because the groups are such a delight and brought Rhonda so much joy and comfort.  Rhonda was the lead in compiling a charming cookbook for her church, Heavenly Delights.

Rhonda is remembered for her cheerful disposition; always smiling, and ready to give the warmest hugs. She had a deep faith and adored her church family. Rhonda relished in being surrounded by the many beautiful plants, birds, squirrels, and other critters in their backyard. Always with her treasured pets by her side and keeping a watchful eye on the escape artists, Skidder and Ziggy. Rhonda's sweet soul, contagious laughter, and servitude touched so many lives. If you knew her, you are blessed.

Rhonda is survived by stepson John Patty and daughter-in-law Kristi; grandson Dalton Patty; brother Ted Saldivar and sister-in-Law Dee; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; countless friends; and her darling pets Mika, Max, Skidder, and Ziggy, who have all been adopted into loving homes.

She is preceded in death by husband Russell Patty; parents Ted Richardson and Chloe Saldivar; sisters Linda Harrison and Teddi Davenport, Mama Gilmore; and sweet dog Shawnee whose remains will be buried with her.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, February 15 at First United Methodist Church, 206 N Main St, Leonard, TX 75452 to celebrate Rhonda's beautiful life. A family gathering will be held at the church after the graveside committal service.

Nancy Ellen Brown

January 20, 1954 - February 27, 2023

Overland Park, Kansas

Nancy Ellen Brown, 69, died on February 27, 2023, in Overland Park, Kansas, after fifteen years of declining health due to Alzheimer’s disease. She was known to her friends and family for her passion for art, nature, and science, her advocacy for women in the sciences, her love of animals, her enthusiasm for travel and hiking, her embrace of a good discussion about the mysteries of science and life, and her hosting of lively potlucks. On her travels throughout the United States and to places like Ireland, France, Spain, Cameroon, Ukraine, and Japan, she could be seen indulging her passions: sketching interesting scenes, taking photos of unusual rock formations or soil types, scrutinizing rocks with her magnifier, and reveling in new people and new places. Her friends and family will miss this smart, open-hearted, kind, adventuresome woman. Nancy was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on January 20, 1954, attended public schools in Stillwater, including C. E. Donart High School, then moved with her family to Norman, Oklahoma, for her senior year and graduated from Norman High School in 1972. She received her bachelor of science from the University of Oklahoma in geology in 1976, while also studying Russian and French and pursuing her passion for drawing and painting. She moved shortly after college from Oklahoma to Seattle, Washington, and joined friends and fellow geology enthusiasts in a group house they called “Gondwanaland.”
She completed her master’s degree in geological sciences in 1987 at the University of Washington, and worked as an engineering geologist with expertise in subsurface conditions, landslides, and building safety for county government, a legal practice, and geoengineering firms. She was also active on the board of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association for Women Geoscientists.
Her ongoing passion for research and science led her to pick up stakes in middle age and move to Fort Collins, Colorado, where she completed her Ph.D. in geosciences at Colorado State University in 2006, with a dissertation focused on the properties of particle interactions in steep mountain streams. As a freshly-minted Ph.D., she continued her research at the Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota, and taught at the University of Washington. She then provided attentive, loving care to her father, who died in Norman in 2010, during his final year-and-a-half of illness.
Nancy moved into memory care in the Kansas City area in 2014. Even as her memory failed her, her kind, inquisitive spirit shone through. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the health aides, nurses, and physicians, first of Benton House, Prairie Village, Kansas, and then of Garden Terrace of Overland Park, Kansas, and of Ascend Hospice for their excellent care for her.
Nancy is survived by her sister Margaret Nickell (Barry Nickell) of Kansas City, Missouri, her brother Russell Brown (Kathy Loeb) of Lexington, Kentucky, her brother Frederick Brown of Seattle, two nieces, three nephews, and three great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Murray Brown, and her father, Sidney DeVere Brown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Association for Women Geoscientists ( or the Nature Conservancy in her honor. A memorial service is planned for Friday, July 14, 2023.

We have been notified that Willa Hiss Canfield passed away on January 12, 2023.  I will post the obituary when it becomes available. Please keep her family in your prayers. 

Willa Jo Canfield, née Hiss, died with her family around her on Thursday, January 12, 2023, after a severe illness.  She was born January 29, 1954, in Great Bend, Kansas.


Willa is survived by her husband, Tom Canfield of Norman; her brother, Bob Hiss and his wife Brenda of Oklahoma City;  her mother-in-law, Barbara J. Canfield of Norman; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert Canfield and wife Sidney of Surfside Beach, Texas, Dawn Canfield, of Los Angeles, California, David Canfield and wife Stephanie of Columbia, South Carolina, Jillian Elaine Vroenen and husband Matt of Moore; Dan Canfield and wife Eve of Sacramento, California; one nephew; six nieces; two great-nephews; and seven great-nieces.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Betty Jo Hiss of Norman and Will Hiss of Oklahoma City; and her brother-in-law, John Canfield of Los Angeles.


A graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in vocational home economics, Willa was a member of Chi Omega women’s fraternity.  She enjoyed a full, productive, and meaningful life as a home economics teacher and later worked in the family businesses of farming and real estate.


Diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus at 17, Willa was determined to live her life to its fullest and did so every day.  She was an inspiration to us all with her good humor, willingness to help, and warm and loving presence.


A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Lupus Foundation, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, or City Rescue Mission.


Happy 2023!

A group of NHsers are going to meet for lunch
January 25
The Standard
315 East Grey 

If you are in the vicinity, we would love to have you join us!

We have received word that Debbie Bunch Lander passed away. Please keep her family in your prayers. 

Debra Nell Lander, 68, of Shawnee, OK, died December 20, 2022. She was born in Hutchinson, KS, and travelled widely, living in many states and for a time in southern Spain. She excelled in multiple disciplines of music and art, and was a life-long learner, getting a paralegal studies degree in her 50s. She was known for her skills in many areas, but especially painting, quilting, piano, and guitar. She raised three sons, whose success in life is perhaps her strongest legacy. She is survived by her husband Mike; mother Nancy Stine and stepfather Joe Stine; siblings Priscilla Tubbs and Ted Bunch; stepbrother Stephen Stine and stepsister Kristen Hipol; sons Michael (Jamie) Lehmann, Brian (Kimberly) Moore, and Walter (Angela) Mason; and grandchildren Nicole Moore, Kaiden Moore, and Eleanor Mason. A graveside service will be held 2PM, Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee, Oklahoma, where she spent her last and happiest years.

Ronald L Cummings, of Norman, Oklahoma, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at the age of 67. He was born on August 16, 1954 on a submarine base in New London, Connecticut. Ron is survived by his wife of 12 years, Diana Morgan; stepmother, Patricia Cummings; brother Donald Cummings; along with numerous extended family, colleagues and friends.

Ron graduated in the class of ’72 from Norman High School. He earned both his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Psychology. Ron was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia.  Ron was a licensed Psychologist and very much enjoyed being a Supervisor at the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, Disability Determination Services (DDS) in Oklahoma City. He found his work deeply satisfying and was very happy in his career. Prior to working at DDS, Ron was a prison Psychologist and sometimes rode his motorcycle to work in Lexington, Oklahoma. In his very early years while still in school Ron earned money making doughnuts in the early mornings.

Ron, though a person who liked to fly under the radar, had many passions in life. One of those passions was for being outdoors. He loved hiking, downhill skiing, cycling and golf. He enjoyed playing bridge with his fraternity brothers and the occasional poker game with his poker buddies. He also loved being at home, watching shows with Diana, walking his dog and laughing at his cats’ antics. Diana and Ron loved to walk around the small lake in their neighborhood while they discussed all manner of things. One of the highlights in his life was traveling around Europe in his 20’s on a Eurorail pass with his fraternity brother, David.

Ron was a long-time meditator and found much peace in that. He became a student of Audle Allison in his 20’s and belonged to the Lotus Center and later the Christ Center. He also meditated with Circle of Light here in Norman. Aside from Audle, Ron was a fan of Eckart Tolle, Carlos Castenada, Neale Donald Walsch and Ram Dass.  Another highlight of his life was traveling to India with Diana early on in their relationship to be trained as Oneness Blessing Givers. One of Ron’s deepest desires was to wake up and become enlightened.

Ron was kind, loving, calm, and touched many lives in his 67 years on this Earth. He had recently told Diana that he was very happy with his life. He will be truly and deeply missed by all who knew him.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Wayland Cummings and brother, Gene Cummings.

Memorial donations in Ron’s name can be made to Hands Helping Paws, Food and Shelter in Norman, or the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Moore Funeral and Cremation with a reception to follow.

We did not have Dayle on our class list but I understand some may have gone to Central with him. I noted that he was step brother to WynnDee Wolford. Please keep his family in your prayers. 

Dayle Kent Bishop passed away on June 22, 2022 in Norman, Oklahoma. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 15, 1954 to R. H. Bishop and Betty Dawson Bishop.  
Dayles's grandson Troy Bishop was the light of his life. He was a people person who made friends wherever he went. He had two passions, building with his hands and caring for the ill as an LPN. 
Dayle was preceded in death by his father R.H. Bishop, stepfather Robert Wolfard Sr. and his grandparent. Survivors son v Jonathan Bishop (Janine), and grandson Troy Bishop of Shawnee, Mother Betty Bishop Wolfard and brothers Ron Bishop and Ed Bishop (Jeanette) all of Norman, Stepbrother and sisters, Robert Wolfard Jr. of Florida, Wyn Dee Baker of Tulsa and Eloise Evans (Randy) of Florida, Aunt Linda Bishop Sargent of Texas and a host of nephews and nieces, cousins and friends.  
A memorial service to be held at a later date. Internment at Port Cemetery Sentinel, OK.

We just received word that Rodney Higgins passed away. Please keep his family in your prayers. 

Rod Higgins was born January 24, 1954 in Norman, Oklahoma to Arnold and Betty Higgins. He 
passed away at the Lexington Nursing Home in Lexington, Oklahoma on July 2, 2022. 
The firstborn of four children, and the firstborn grandchild, Rod spent his childhood in several 
locations to facilitate his father’s graduate studies. After stops in Hobbs, NM; Columbus, OH; 
and Midwest City, OK; the family returned to Norman. During high school, Rod was a member of 
the school choir and the Order of DeMolay, and he graduated from Norman High School in 
1972. After a brief period attending Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, he began a 
30-year career with Southwestern Bell (later AT&T.) 
Rod was baptized as a child at the First Baptist Church of Norman, OK, where he attended until 
his employer transferred him to Dallas, TX. In Dallas, he became a very active member of the 
First Baptist Church of Dallas and an ardent follower of its pastor, W.A. Criswell. Missing his 
hometown, family and longtime friends after several years, Rod requested, and was granted, a 
transfer back to Norman. He remained in Norman for the rest of his life, until moving to nursing 
care in Lexington in his very last days. 
Rod had a boisterous laugh and loved to tease. He made numerous friends through his work. 
An avid enthusiast of antique radios and antique cars, he also found friends through his 
collectors’ clubs. Additionally, he was very dedicated to the care of his loving dogs, Sadie and 
Survivors include his sister, Kathleen Heister, of Norman; his brother, Jeffrey Higgins, of the 
Philippines; nephew, Jake Heister, and his wife, Becky, of Moore; niece, Andrea Heister, of New 
Orleans, LA; nephew Zac Higgins, and his wife, Maggie, of Farmington Hills, MI; niece, Emily 
Shock and her husband, Zach of Toledo, OH; and his favorite, great-niece Lily Heister. 
Rod was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Betty Higgins; sister, Cynthia Sue 
Higgins; sister-in-law, Cathy Higgins; and brother-in-law, Larry Heister.

Just received word that Sharon Shepherd Owen passed away yesterday. Please also keep her family in your prayers. 

Just received sad news that Webster Whinery passed away unexpectedly on June 5 from complications from pneumonia. I will post an obituary once one becomes available. Please keep his family in your prayers. 


James (Jim) Moody, Sooner born on May 18, 1954 in Norman, OK. Jim passed peacefully after a long hard fought battle with cancer. A devoted family man, Jim is survived by his wife Kathy, daughter Jenny Bryan, son Jeff Moody & wife Lindsey. 6 grandkids who proudly called him Poppa; Gracey, Andey, Tate, Porter (Bubba), Dexter & Nellie. His four legged pals, Daytona & Penny, step brothers Greg Bryant & Mark Bryant. Many special cousins and extended family.  
Jim graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 1977. After graduation he started a career in the grocery business working for Tyler Simpson, Scrivner & Fleming. Later moving on to the food service broker business working for Fidler Marketing & Kelley Brokerage. After leaving food service Jim was self-employed with Moody Scoreboards.  
Jim never met a stranger. He had an infectious smile, gave love freely, always reserved judgement and was a friend to all. His passion for OU Football and tailgating was contagious. Each year a new tent was added to accommodate new friends. He's now at peace, having left a remarkable legacy. Boomer Sooner! 
Visitation, Thursday, May 26th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Tribute Memorial Care Event Center, 708 24th Ave., NW Suite 200, Norman. 
Celebration of Life, Friday, May 27th, 11:00am, CrossPointe Church, 2601 24th Ave SE, Norman. 
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Norman or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be shared at

It is with sadness that I let you know that James Moody passed away last night after a long battle with cancer. He was hoping to come to reunion, but the monster proved too great. I will post his obituary when it becomes available. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Max Richard Uhlenhake of Noble was born on December 15, 1953 in Kingfisher Oklahoma to James and Ramona Uhlenhake. Max passed away from this life on Monday, March 21, 2022 in his home at the age of 68. 

Max had been a resident of Noble since 1983. He graduated from Norman High school in 1972. He married Lavonne "Sam” Uhlenhake On May 17, 1990. During his early career he was a traveling lumber salesman throughout Oklahoma working for International Paper then transferring to Weyerhaeuser in Oklahoma City where he retired. During his retirement he became a home inspector, starting his own business Radar Hill Home Inspections. Max loved his family and loved seeing the smiles on their faces. Max took pride and enjoyment in anything and everything Hunting, fishing and Radar Hill. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. 

Max was preceded in death by father James R Uhlenhake, brother Chris J Uhlenhake, and brother Jon A Uhlenhake. He was survived by his wife, Sam Uhlenhake, mother Mona Uhlenhake, sister Rita Uhlenhake, daughter Gina Andrews and husband Jacob and son James Uhlenhake and wife Skye. Along With five grandchildren Owen, Andi and Ryan Andrews and Bailey and Devyn Uhlenhake. Along with a host of nieces and nephews. Special family friends Bill and Joyce Cummins, Wayne and Kathy Smith.


Another classmate gone too soon.  Please keep her family in your prayers  
JUNE 25, 1954 – MARCH 9, 2022


Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors and Rose Hill Burial Park

Pam Ackerman, age 67, of Edmond, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Pam was born June 25, 1954.  No services are planned at this time  


David Robert Carder, 67, passed away on November 10, 2021. He was born on November 19, 1953, to Shirley (Partrick) Carder and Robert L Carder. David grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, where he received his high school diploma, a Norman Tiger, then went on to graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Accountancy. He then passed the CPA exam his first try. David worked for KPMG Peat Marwick, making Partner. After leaving Peat he became the CFO for a holding company that owned several banks. In 1998 he became the CFO for Cowen Construction, holding that position until his death. David participated in Leadership Tulsa and Leadership Oklahoma during his career.

David was a third generation OU graduate. Being an avid OU fan, he had season tickets to football games for thirty years. While serving as President of the Alumni Association, he also received the Regents Alumni Award in 1991.

David volunteered for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for almost all his working career. He served on several local to National committees. He was instrumental in helping to acquire funding for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation located in Oklahoma City. He most recently served as Chairman of the Regional Board. David's contribution to MS is far more reaching than can be expressed.

David liked to play golf, travel and enjoyed photography. He and his wife, Debra loved spending time cooking together. Many would even say that he was a master griller. 

David was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. He is survived by Debra, his wife of 37 years; his children, Chris Carder and fiancée, Icy Coons of Norman, Oklahoma, Mackenzie Carder of Tulsa, Oklahoma; stepson, James Roberts; and granddaughter, Bree Roberts; his sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Martin Sullivan of Norman, Oklahoma; their son, Dylan, his wife Cassidy, and their daughter, Slone of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers his family is encouraging donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Donations can be given at:

Memorial service to be held at 11:00am on Friday, December 10, 2021. The service will be located at Saint John Episcopal Church, 4200 S. Atlanta Pl., Tulsa, OK. A reception to follow.

Sad to report that Mrs. Mary Hartsock passed away yesterday, 3 weeks shy of her 101st birthday.  What a wonderful life for our beloved teacher. Please keep Nancy and her family in your prayers.

I received information that another classmate had passed away. David Knight passed on February 26, 2021. I haven’t been able to find an obituary but I know he was living in the Lake Eufaula area after losing his wife several years ago. David attended Adams Elementary, Central Junior High and attended Norman High through junior year. He graduated from Noble. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Another classmate lost too soon. Randy Brown passed away on May 28. The obituary has not yet been posted but services are being handled by Tribute Memorial Care. Services are scheduled for Thursday June 3 at 10 am at Noble Church of Christ. Please keep his family in your prayers. 


Randy Lewis Brown was born on January 6, 1954, in Kansas City, Missouri to Wiley Lewis Brown and Celia May (Toney) Brown. He passed away on May 28, 2021, in Norman, OK. 
After graduation from Norman High, Randy attended college at the University of Oklahoma where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1977. In 1979, he opened the doors of General Motors in OKC. From payroll to security Randy was a “Jack of all trades” throughout his career. He earned his master’s degree in criminal justice in 1981, giving him more opportunities throughout his remaining career. Randy retired on September 11, 2001.  
Randy’s family was always his motivation, but he always followed his heart and instinct. He was a man of compassion, understanding, and forgiveness. Randy would go out of his way and drive all over the metro to pay bills just so he could catch up with everyone. When he was not socializing, he loved watching his Sooners football and the news. Everyone was always up to date on the news when Randy was around. He never met a stranger in life. He was a man of opinions, but he was one of the most genuine people you have ever met. 
Survivors include his wife, Robin Brown of Norman, OK; daughter, Candace Dragg and Chris of Norman, OK; two sons, Andrew Brown and Lyric of Washington, OK and Ben Brown and Julia of Washington, OK; sister, Janice Maddox and Dennis of Norman, OK; three grandchildren, Joscelyn Harper, Ollie Naden and Greyson Dragg. 
Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Lewis Brown and Celia May (Toney) Brown. 
Memorial donations can be made to the juvenile diabetes research foundation at:

Just became aware of another classmate gone to soon. Condolences to his family. 

Richard Downing LeBow


Richard Downing LeBow, 63, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Grand Lake Villa of Grove, OK. Richard was born on February 15, 1954 in Norman, OK to his parents, Joe Will LeBow and Lelia Ann Downing-LeBow. Richard loved to go fishing and bird watching. He enjoyed his wood working and was a handyman of all trades. Richard was a kind and loving person and will be missed by all of his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Joe W. LeBow. Richard is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sandra LeBow of Adair, OK; mother, Lee Pound of Tulsa, OK; daughter, Elizabeth Von Bose of Alaska; step-son, Patrick O’Hara and wife Beth of Tulsa, OK; sisters, Peggy Lacy of Tulsa, OK, Linda Lee and her husband Stephen of Tulsa, OK; numerous family and friends. Family will have a private memorial at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Lawson’s Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 311 W. Gray St., Jay, OK 74346 with Shaunda J. Lawson, 3rd Generation Owner/Funeral Director and Staff.

Please see the note below from Carol Wilson. Carol mentioned that Robert was a redhead just like her so fit in well with her family. ❤️

“I've been meaning to contact you about one of our classmates that I had been trying to find for several years.  Robert Ruiz Nuzum was a good friend of mine and my family.  He lived away from his mothers place and often stayed with me and my parents.  He became very close to us and even when we moved apart, he still occasionally would call or contact my parents throughout the years.  Unfortunately my parents hadn't heard from him in a while and our attempts to reach him failed.  Many years have gone by and Sandy found him on  Sadly it appears he passed away in June of 1996.   Guess that is why he hadn't contacted my parents!  Don't know how or where but thought it would be important to let his friends in our class know.  He was in the band. Thanks”


Donald Stephen Love, a resident of Celebration, FL, departed this life on January 27, 2021 at the age of 66 after having a heart attack. He was born on March 19th, 1954 in Tulsa County, Oklahoma and attended the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis MD. He received his commission in 1976 and achieved the rank of Lieutenant before an honorable discharge. He married his loving wife Linda (Lyn) S. Love on June 4th, 1976. His next of kin are his son Chris Love and his son Alexander Love. 

Steve's life was one of brilliance, excitement, determination, kindness, humbleness, and love. Steve served in the United States Navy from 1976 to 1982 and then began working at Westinghouse as a Principal Engineer of Transient Analysis until he retired in 2016.

Steve was an avid athlete. He was a member of the State Champion Norman (Ok) Tigers swim team in 1972. He competed in numerous YMCA Nationals Masters Swimming and Diving Chammpionships with SHY Swim club of Pittsburgh, PA. He had recently taken up distance bicycling, and along with many other feats, completed a triathlon in which he swam across Lake Erie.

Steve was the most honorable, strong, kind, and loving father and husband imaginable. He made friends easily and quickly turned friends into family. He was a highly competitive contract bridge player in a Celebration, regularly participated in local biking groups, and forged indelible bonds. Steve's legacy lives on through his family and friends who already miss him so dearly.

Denise McGregor ofirving, Texas

November 12, 1953 - January 26, 2021


Denise McGregor, 67 of Irving, Texas died Tuesday, January 29, 2021.   She was born November 12, 1953 in Fort Worth, Texas to Weldon Aldridge and Martha Illene Cardwell. Denise worked as a sales representative in the pharmaceuticals industry.  Denise was a graduate of Oklahoma University and earned her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.  She had been an active businesswoman in Oklahoma and Texas.  She enjoyed life and never looked back, always looking ahead with a very bright smile.

She is preceded in death by her father Weldon Aldridge and brother, Richard Aldridge.  She is survived by her mother, Martha Illene Hill of Irving and sister, Lee Ann Hill of Lantana, Texas.

Family will receive friends at noon on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 606 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, Texas.  Her burial will be at Boyd Cemetery in Boyd, Texas.

Sad news that Steve Love passed away after suffering a heart attack. His wife passed away the following day from complications from autoimmune disease. Please keep their families in your prayers. I will post the obituary once it becomes available. 


Please keep Steve's family in your prayers  

Charles S. "Steve" Stacy

July 8, 1954 ~ October 14, 2020 (age 66)


Charles Steven “Steve” Stacy, 66, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away October 14, 2020 in Cheyenne.

Steve was born on July 8, 1954 in Coral Gables, Florida, a son of Charles F. Stacy and Dorothy June Stacy.

Steve grew up in Oklahoma, California and Colorado. He moved to Cheyenne in 1998 to work in the oil and gas business. He was President of Hoover & Stacy, Inc., a local energy land service company. He enjoyed skiing, windsurfing, and spending time at the beach with his family. He also enjoyed watching the Oklahoma Sooners, Denver Broncos, and the Colorado Rockies baseball team. He had strong faith in the Lutheran community.

Steve is survived by his wife, Wanda K. Stacy; son, Dante Eric Stacy; daughter, Sydney Rose Stacy; step- children, Chasity Baker and her husband, Gary, Eric Cooper and his wife, Allie, and Mallory McChone; 10 grandchildren, Skylar, Breckin, Riggin, Makaia, Jayvion, Kingston, Hunter, Abi, Eli, and Trauden; two sisters, Lissa Boonenberg and her husband, Bill, and their two daughters, Brooke Boonenberg and Mandy Hinkhouse and her fiance, Austin Myers, and a great-niece and nephew, Mandy’s two children, Rylie Hinkhouse and Liam Myers, and Cindy Van Lunsen and her husband, Peter, and his nephew, Cindy’s son, Ryan.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm at the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home with a social gathering to follow at Little Bear Inn.

We have received notification that Linda Wilson passed away on Sept 29 from heart failure. Will post more information as it becomes available. Please keep her family in your prayers. 


Linda Carol Barrios

16 FEBRUARY, 1954 – 30 SEPTEMBER, 2020

Obituary of Linda Carol Barrios

Linda Carol Barrios passed away on September 30, 2020 at her home in Norman, Oklahoma. Daughter of Lester Jack and Violet Faun Wilson, she was born February 16, 1954 in Norman, Oklahoma. She was a lifelong resident of Norman and graduated from Norman High School. After high school, she pursued a career in healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Over the years, she cared for patients at Central State Hospital, Norman Regional Hospital, and the Veteran’s Center. She treated her patients with kindness and gentleness, always showing them the upmost care and respect. 

She loved her family and animals with her whole heart. Her four children were the joys of her life, and she always made sure they were cared for and loved. She adored her cats and had compassion for all living things. 

Survivors include her sons, David Harrington of Norman, OK and Randy Barrios of Allenspark, CO; daughter, Amanda Lee and husband, Brandon, of Shawnee, OK; a brother, Marc Wilson and wife, Debra, of Norman, OK; a sister Jan Merchant and husband, Jamal, of Norman, OK; 5 grandchildren Dakota, Trevor, Logan, Lennon, Daniel; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Stephen.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 6, at Sunset Memorial Park in Norman, Oklahoma.


On Friday, April 24, 2020, beloved brother, uncle, teacher, and coach Caylon Connie Berglan passed away at the age of 66. 
Caylon was born on December 6, 1953 in Norman, Oklahoma to Paul Wheeler Berglan and Dorothy Marie (Rollins) Berglan. He grew up in Norman and was proud to be a Norman High School Tiger, Class of 1972. During his school years, Caylon was an accomplished pitcher and first baseman in baseball and an all-conference offensive tackle in football. He received his education degree from the University of Oklahoma before spending the next 31 years in the employ of Norman Public Schools. Caylon had two pairs of grandparents in the Oklahoma Land Run and two more pairs of grandparents who moved to Oklahoma shortly thereafter so it seemed fitting that he taught American and Oklahoma history. His love of sports led him to coach boys' football and baseball as well as girls' basketball and volleyball. He was a life-long OU Sooner fan and became an OKC Thunder fan when Oklahoma City received an NBA franchise. 

Caylon was preceded in death by his father, Paul, his mother, Marie, and his brother, Gary. He is survived by his brother Dwight & wife Ann, his sister Margaret & husband Joe Tisdale, his brother Curtis & wife Reva, and numerous nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews to whom he was affectionately known as "Uncle Big'un". Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will have a small graveside interment service with a possible memorial service at a later date to celebrate Caylon's life.

Please keep the family of Caylon Berglan in your prayers. Caylon passed away today (April 24). A small memorial service will be held due to current restrictions with a potential service at a later time. I will post an obituary when it becomes available. 

Another gone too soon. Please keep Vickie’s family in your prayers

Vicki Sue Davis (Blakemore)
August 22, 1954 ~ March 13, 2020 (age 65)

Vicki Sue Davis, age 65, life-long resident of Norman, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020.  She was born August 22, 1954.  Vicki was employed with the Cleveland County Clerk for 14 years.  She enjoyed listening to music and attending concerts, loved quilting and gardening, and was an avid OU football fan.  A loving wife, daughter, mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her husband, Steven Davis; mother, Mary Blakemore; daughter, Sarah Beth Summers; son, Kevin Leon Summers and wife Donnie LyRae; brother, Terry Blakemore; and five grandchildren, Bailey Ferguson, Emily Ferguson, Jamie Ferguson, Harvey James Summers and Sawyer Davis Summers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.  Interment will follow at Norman I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

David Mathews
Died February 29, 2020

Dave Mathews asked very little of this world but he gave everything. His mark is everywhere. It’s in my home and in the homes of many of my friends and hundreds if not thousands of homes and businesses across Norman and Oklahoma City. He was a tile man. Everybody knew him. For years he drove an old Toyota FJ 45 Pickup which he imported from Johannesburg, South Africa in 1984. The late writer Dick Stansfield even wrote a story about his acquisition and the dogmatic determination he engaged, writing letters worldwide to find this exact style of truck. He drove that FJ 45 Land Cruiser pickup until it would drive no more, hauling tile, cement, sand and the tools of his trade. I sold him my Chevy pickup later so he would have reliable transportation. Dave always referred to the Chevy as “your truck.” He would tell me, “Your truck is doing great.”

Dave lived for his children, Grady and Jennifer, albeit from afar. He would always tell me that he wanted his kids to have this or that…a thing of value to him, whether it be money or a special rock he had found somewhere. He took a mission trip to Central America once to help build housing for the people there. He brought back a rock. When he knew of my travels, he would ask me to bring him a rock from Nepal, Colombia or Bolivia…and I would. He kept them by his front porch and later, in a sort of alter, scattered around a little grove near the apartment where he had moved. He would sit beneath the trees in the evening by his chimenea and play his congas or bongos, often toking on a joint. He didn’t care much about the law. 

According to Dave, he lived by the laws of nature, straight, plumb and square. That’s what he knew best and it showed in his work. His life was simple, but the things he found simple were beyond most of us. He could do things with tile, brick and mortar that would astound his clients. Dave’s craft was done the old way with mortar and lath, forming a perfect, wall, floor or room before securing the tile. He told about a shower he built for a man in Goldsby. The house burned down before it was finished, the only thing left standing was the shower. The fellow wrapped a chain around it, hitched it to his tractor and drug it intact across the acreage and pitched it into the ditch, still in one piece.

A free spirit, sometimes you got more than you bargained for with Dave. If commissioned to do a job, he would do it to perfection, but he might also add a special twist, just to make it his own and to give you something special and unique. It might be an unusual design he cut into the stone or some pattern he would craft from colored tile and center it in your shower. He would leave a stone cross or heart on my porch, cut with his tile saw and tell me where it should be displayed. He was bold that way and you lived with it, because he was Dave. 

He was bold in other ways too. A gentle man he was, but he would become livid with the government and the way they taught our children and spent his tax money…which he somehow never paid. Dave was called in by the IRS once and he would tell of the little room where he was interviewed. He said there was one table, two chairs and a light bulb overhead. They asked him why he would not pay his taxes and he said he told them they could stuff it. He told them they could lock him up, feed and house him if they wanted. They could have his old truck if that would help their cause, but he had no intention of supporting their misguided agenda. They turned him loose and stopped bothering him. Dave paid for everything in cash.

He had a few rants that when triggered, he would recite, then he would calm down and return to his work…a work of perfection. He was also passionate about his Lord. Dave would often quote scripture and it would often be a verse supporting his desire to have little, to value little here on earth besides his friends, his children and the work of his hands which he did with all his might.

Dave was good with numbers. He saw patterns in them, baffling to most of us. A date, added together would represent something of consequence. His birthday plus the month and year reversed might equal a phone number or some other odd mathematical accident. It was like Dave to die on February 29th of a leap year. I’m sure he would have something to say about that that no one else would have thought of.

He saw patterns in everything, the clouds, even in the trees. He would point out an odd grafting of two species, giving God the credit for this happy accident. His eye for patterns permeated his life and his work. 

My friend had a strange way of seeing almost everything. Once when camping with his family in Colorado, he, his wife Gala and two children joined us on a hike. There were some precarious places and he shied from them, later telling me that he couldn’t risk his kids. I, he said, had three so I could afford to lose one. You had to know Dave.

He always had a generous heart. In 1982 he had a large dump truck and tractor. He used them to help me build a long driveway at my home. He was a master with the front end loader and box blade, precisely grading out my driveway and then helping me pour several loads of concrete, dragging it by hand to level the surface. He never accepted a dime for his equipment or effort that I recall. We were friends and that’s what friends did. 

Dave was frustrated by technology. He swore it was some cosmic conspiracy against him. He told me for years that he was a dinosaur….that he couldn’t even work a cell phone. But he would tell me he knew he should get one so he could take pictures of his work and share them on the Internet. I finally convinced him to get one but he  got a flip phone. He tried a smart phone. I would demonstrate how to tap and drag his finger to make things happen but when he tried, it didn’t work. The conspiracy theory arose again, but smart phones weren’t designed for a man with layers of callouses on his fingers from dragging them through gritty concrete, shaping his art for generations to come.  He threw the smart phone away.

He was usually soft spoken, but sometimes Dave would enter the scene with his booming voice and high spirits. He called my middle son Benvolio, a name that stuck. “Benvolio, how are you today?” he would say and he always brought a smile. 
Dave would call now and then, out of the blue, and he would begin reciting a new poem he had just written or play something on his congas, then he would ask what I thought of it. If we were out somewhere, anything would do when the mood struck him. He could play a paint can, tin can or oil drum like the master he was.  

And like anyone, he enjoyed approval. When he would drop by he would sometimes disappear into the house. We might find him in the living room or one of the bathrooms, admiring his work from decades past. He would laugh and say that someday they would find him tipped over, face down in concrete. They would say he died doing what he loved most, creating something. They would just leave him right there and finish the pour. 

He didn’t miss it by much. When we get to heaven, when we see those golden gates and the pillars that support them, there will be a  bronze placard, carved by the Lord himself. On that placard will be the words, “These pillars were placed here by the best. They were built by my friend, Dave Mathews.” 

Dave was needed elsewhere and God has called him home.


Provided by Bill Dragoo. 

Obituary for Tommy Gene "Tom" Morgan

Tommy Gene “Tom” Morgan, of Noble, Oklahoma, passed away January 2, 2020 at the age of 65. He was born September 26, 1954 in Norman, Oklahoma to Gene Byron & Betty Alene (Woodrow) Morgan. 

Tom grew up in Norman and attended Norman High School, graduating in the class of 1972. He went on to attend the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement Administration. For most of his working career, Tom was respected as a self-employed Petroleum Landman 

Tom enjoyed OU football, farming, hunting and fishing. Tom was an avid hunter the majority of his life, but in the last several years he preferred to enjoy the outdoors by watching and photographing wildlife. Scott and Carol Bauman filled his heart by allowing him to tend to their farm and work with their land and animals. He had an eclectic taste in music from Taylor Swift, the Beach Boys, and Shania Twain to Elton John, as long as it was LOUD. Tom also had a passion for weather and his favorite pastime was to watch the storms come in. His family always counted on him to send out severe weather alerts. 

Tom’s grandparents, Mary and Tommy Woodrow, blessed him with a plethora of cousins, aunts and uncles that fostered his great sense of humor. They often rode motorcycles or 4-wheelers together growing up and regarded him as the planner and researcher and when a trip or get-together was planned. Tom is survived by his best friend and birddog Boomer, 1 son, Mack Morgan, of Norman; 1 daughter, Macey Stewart & husband, Travis, of Norman; 3 grandchildren, Jaden Chapel-Morgan, Tesa Stewart and Daniel Stewart; his mother, Betty Morgan, of Norman; 2 sisters, Mary Hawkins, of Noble, and Christine Sarff, of Norman. The family would like to thank his aunt and uncle Janie and Marc Murphy, nephew Billy Sarff, niece Jenny Shuman, cousins Chad Murphy and Rusty Grissom and a multitude of extended family that he cared for so deeply. He is preceded in death by his father, Lt. Col. Gene Morgan. 

Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Wildwood Community Church, located at 1501 24th Avenue NE, in Norman, OK. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, OK.


Carlene  Lamar Standerfer

Carlene Lamar Standerfer

February 16, 1954 - September 11, 2019

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Carlene Lamar Standerfer age 65 of Norman, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at Norman Regional Hospital. Carlene was the oldest of two daughters born to W D Lamar and Braunita (Beal) Lamar. She grew up on a ranch southwest of Norman and attended Norman schools, graduating with the class of 1972. As a young girl, Carlene enjoyed working with her father, WD and grandfather Carl Lamar on the Lamar Ranch. There she learned to ride horses, work cattle and spent a lot of time going to rodeos. 
After high school, Carlene married and later raised three daughters, Tracy, Aimee and Sara Beth. She was a gifted student and attended college to become a nurse. For many years she worked in the Nursing field, working in hospitals and in the home health industry in Cleveland and McClain Counties. She especially enjoyed working with children and under privileged kids. 
Carlene lived in the Norman area all of her life. She loved being in the outdoors, riding horses, fishing and working in her yard. Throughout her life she also enjoyed bowling, roller skating and riding motorcycles. 
Carlene was a wonderful mother and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by: 
Grandparents, Carl and Mary Lamar,
Chock and Laura Beal.
Parents, WD and Braunita Lamar.
Daughter, Sara Beth Standerfer.
She is survived by: 
Husband, Irvin Pendley of the home. 
Two daughters, Tracy Ratzlaff and husband Zac of Norman, 
Aimee Brown and husband Larry of Norman. 
Seven grandchildren, Taylor and Baylee Adkins, Maci Roesler, McKenzie Brown, Olivia and Ryane Ratzlaff, Tyler Whaley and Haylee Henderson. 
One great granddaughter, Averee Adkins. Sister, Mary Reikowsky of Norman, 
Cousins, David Chastain of Goldsby, Sam Chastain of California. 
And other loving relatives and friends. 
Graveside memorial services will be 10:00 am Saturday, Sept, 14, 2019 at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell, OK. Memorial donations may be made to the "Mary Abbott House" in Norman or the "Bethesda Inc" in Norman. Send online condolences



Gayla Sue Palmer

JUNE 15, 1954 – FEBRUARY 9, 2019

Obituary of Gayla Sue Palmer

Gayla Sue Palmer, 64, of Oklahoma City, OK passed away Saturday February 9, 2019.

She was born June 15, 1954 to William and Patsy Hansmeyer. On June 28, 1974 she married Joseph Palmer, Jr. in Norman.

Gayla loved to bowl, swim, shop, go to movies, travel; especially on cruises. She loved flowers and to decorate her home and look at new houses even if she had no interest in moving. Above all, she loved her family and grandkids.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Joe of the home; children: Candice and husband Justin Fritz of Moore, Carissa and husband Scott Clumpner of Dallas, Camille and husband Doyle Cox of Yukon and Justin Palmer of the home; grandchildren: Brooklynn, Caroline, Joshua, Kai, Kamron, Kayson, Krash; sister: Diana and husband Val Schlueter of Norman as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday February 17, 2019 at Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, OK. Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday February 18, 2019 at the Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. at New Life Bible Church, Norman, OK. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Jayson John will officiate.

Arrangements entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service Norman, OK. Sign the online guestbook at

Marilyn Garman

Mar 16, 1954 - Aug 20, 2018

Marilyn Garman passed peacefully from earth to Heaven on Monday, August 20, 2018, at the age of 64. Marilyn was born on March 16, 1954, in Norman, OK, to Karl and Kathryn Malthaner. She graduated from Norman High School in 1972, she then went on to spend time at Oklahoma Baptist University, and then finally graduated from the University of Oklahoma. She also spent time at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary studying childhood education. On November 14, 1981, Marilyn married Jim Garman and was married to him for 36 years.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her father, Karl Malthaner. She will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Kathryn, her sister, Karen D'Amboise, and brothers Kent Malthaner, Mark Malthaner, and Kevin Malthaner, as well as her husband Jim Garman, and children Jason Garman and Sabrina Covey, and grandchildren Aria Garman and Natalie Garman. 

Marilyn loved children and spent decades teaching first-grade and second-grade Sunday school at church. She loved telling a Bible story and leading the children into a time with God. She also was a site coordinator for Whiz Kids, a mentoring program for inner city children. She believed that every child was worth the effort it took to help them reach their potential.

Marilyn was also a member of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. She loved the idea of being able to help people in a real time of need and being able to show the love of Jesus to someone who might not otherwise have ever heard the name. 

A memorial service celebrating the life of Marilyn will be held at 11 a.m on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Quail Springs Baptist Church, 14613 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Barry Ray Rheudasil passed from this life to his heavenly life on June 23, 2018 in Norman, OK. Barry was born in Paris, Texas on Feb. 5, 1954 but spent almost all his life in Norman where he went to elementary school through graduation from Norman High. He loved Norman. Barry's life was not what he wanted it to be due to some unfortunate incidents beyond his control. Barry had a very kind and loving heart and was happy to help others. He liked to read and write poetry. Barry was loved by his family and his many friends. He is survived by his mother, Charlotte Stallings and step-father James Stallings of Paris Texas; father, Don Rheudasil and step-mother Iris of Okla. City; his sister Becky Miller and husband Zack of Dallas; his brother Mark Rheudasil and wife Helena of Okla. City. Bless his heart, he will be missed.

We have received word that Randy White passed away recently.  Please keep his family in your prayers.

Dr. Jonathan Randolph (Randy) White died December 31 after a three year battle with prostate cancer. He was a dentist in Norman and taught at the OU dental school in OKC. Service is Sunday, January 7, at 3 PM CST at First Presbyterian Church,555 S University Blvd, Norman, OK 73069. His first wife was Vickie Hutchison. They had two children, Allison Carter (Norman) and Jonathan White (OKC). Randy's second wife was Donna Hewitt, NHS Class of 1976. Donna had two children, Joseph and Robert Wharton (both live in California these days). Donna died in 2004.

Randall's Story

 Randall Clark Hackler passed away in his family's home in Norman, OK on November 24, 2017. Randy had been through a long struggle with cancer. His father Maurice Hackler died two days before, they walked together into the afterlife. Randy was born April 3rd, 1954 in Wichita, Kansas to Maurice and Robbie Hackler. The family moved to Norman in 1959. He graduated from Norman High in 1972. Randy attended Oklahoma University and received his BFA in 1983 and his Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking in 1991. Randy left Norman during the summers to travel. He woke up in his 1957 MGA convertible beneath the Grand Tetons in Jackson, WY one morning in 1974. He had found his place. For the rest of his life he would travel between the two very opposite worlds. He loved fly fishing and backpacked into the Wind River Range every year except two between 1982 and 2017, many times by himself. He took great care of everything he owned and used the same camp stove for every single trip. Randy married Debby West on January 25th, 1987. Their daughter, Coral (Cory) Elise was born on June 10th, 1987. Every year on her birthday he would tell his beloved daughter that it was the anniversary of the best day of his life. Randy was a true friend to many people. He was always good at staying in touch and he made a point to visit his friends across the country. Predeceased by his mother, Robbie, and his father Maurice. He is survived by his daughter Coral Amayi and husband James-Garrett of Cochise, Arizona; sister Trudy Sickles and husband Don of Norman, Oklahoma; his niece Anne Maguire and husband Reed of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and his nephew Garrett Sickles of Denver, Colorado; along with several cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests uploading a short story or video of your favorite memories of Randy to: A celebration of life service will be held at Shevaun William's Photography studio at 221 E Main St, Norman, at 7 pm the evening of December 15, 2017, with an art gallery reception to follow.

We are saddened at the passing of Randy Hackler, who lost his battle with cancer last evening.  Randy's father also passed away on Tuesday.  Randy's services will be held later next week after the family celebrates the life of his dad. Will post service information when it becomes available. Please keep Randy's family in your prayers. 

We have received word that Kathleen (Kate) Bryant passed away in Rockport, TX on 11/6/2017.  We will post additional information once it becomes available.  Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.




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