Reunion - 2004 (45th)
Our 45th year class reunion was held
in Kingfisher over the Memorial Day weekend, May 2004. We gathered at
the Farm Bureau Community Room on West Sheridan for pizza and were having
a great time when someone informed us there was a tornado headed directly
for Kingfisher. We broke up and headed for cover in a variety of directions.
Fortunately, we got this photo taken before the meeting broke up.
Sitting - Wanda Homier States, Donna Horn Smith, Bonnie Kuntz Castle,
Janell Burnett Blalock, Mary Abernathy Just, Betty Maehs Roberts, Averial
Rivers Williams, Gayla Pierson Wright.
Standing - Jimmy Carter, Jerry Stewart, Ted Lechner, Kathryn Burpo
Stewart, Robert Post, Karen Paris Kenyon,
Margene Darrough Naberhaus, Judy Williams Bernhardt, Jimmy Bengs, Sharon
Evans Bakie, Tom Edwards, Ray Lee Wall, Ronnie Bratcher, Howard Johnson,
On the afternoon of the 30th we
took a tour of our high school building on South 9th Street. Lot's of
changes over the years and a lot of faded memories left us spending most
of time trying to figure out what used to be where.
The evening of the 30th we gathered
at the Farm Bureau Community Center again for a fabulous dinner and great
time. This time the weather cooperated and we had a spectacular evening
reminiscing and catching up with each other.
Sitting - Mary Abernathy Just, Wanda Homier States,
Karen Paris Kenyon, Betty Maehs Roberts, Averial Rivers Williams, Rita
Kughn Owen, Sharon Evans Bakie, Bonnie Kuntz Castle
Standing - Donna Horn Smith, Jimmy Carter, Janell Burnett Blalock, Jerry
Stewart, Kathryn Burpo Stewart, Ray Lee Wall, Jimmy Bengs, Ronnie Bratcher,
Charlie Mathis, Tom Edwards, Howard Johnson, Robert Post.
Charlie Mathis, Ray Lee Wall, Virginia Wall, Tom Edwards, Jim Edwards,
Janell Burnett Blalock
Sue Green Garlett, Wanda Homier States,
Kathryn Burpo Stewart
Rita Kuehn Owens, Janell Burnett Blalock, Karen Paris Kenyon
Margaret Bernstein Bengs, Alma Koerner Post, Robert Post
Billy Runnells ('52), Bonnie Kuntz
Castle, Tom Edwards' right ear, Jim Edwards ('52),
Betty Maehs Roberts
Bonnie Kuntz Castle, Janell Burnett Blalock, Gayla Pierson Wright,
Averial Rivers Williams
On May 31st some of us attended the All-Class Reunion at the new High School.
Each year this event is hosted by the class who is celebrating their
50th anniversary, so it was hosted by the Class of 1954 this year. Eugene "Bud" Wheeler
was the Master of Ceremonies. Bud still looks like he could suit up and
touchdowns just like he did in '54.
Don Max Tharp, Sharon Evans Bakie, Jimmy Bengs, Mary Abernathy Just,
Ray Lee Wall, Judy Williams Bernhardt, Averial Rivers Williams, Howard
Johnson, Bonnie Kuntz Castle, Tom Edwards, Donna Horn Smith
Dianna (Kale) & Don Max Tharp
Ray Lee & Virginia Wall
The following article is from the Kingfisher Times & Free Press