Eileene Crook Carey
After graduation I attended University of Oklahoma for my freshman year; I was intending to get a degree in nursing. That summer I worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in the addmission office. I found I was not a nurse candidate – too much empathy. A chance to be a Flight Attendant with TWA appeared – I decided to try. I flew for two and a half years until Phil and I married in 1964. It was great fun! I think the experience was very good training for my real career as a wife of a pilot. I knew about crazy schedules, time zones, strange hotels, working holidays(no extra pay), spaceavailable travel, and the “care and feeding” of the crew – the most important passengers on your plane. Friends would ask me, “Where’s Phil?”, I didn’t always know, but I did know when he should arrive home.
We have two children. A daughter, Annette, graduated from University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing . She worked in Open-heart ICU until she married and had a son, Charlie (age 15); and a daughter, Abigail (age 13). Now, Annette is a Jr. High School nurse.(Remember Jr. High?)
Our son, David, is also a Longhorn graduate with an MBA. He is a Manager of Training with Fannie Mae. He is married and has a son, Michael(age 17); and a daughter, Rachel (age 15).
Lexy Herschberger Edelen
I have just read all of the bios and am more excited than ever to see
everyone! I must say Suzi Hockmeyer Law gets the award for the
funniest! I can’t wait to order her husband’s book.
Here’s my life in brief: I graduated from OSU in 1964 with a
degree in Music Education, taught one year in Jefferson County,
Colorado, married my current & favorite husband, Ed, in 1965. (He was
one of those pilots from the base who we weren’t supposed to date,
remember?) He was a fighter pilot and an airline captain with Eastern
Airlines. We lived in Maryland and New York and most of our lives in
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We have two daughters, Kyle & Lexy Lee,
and five grandchildren. Kyle lives in South Carolina near us. Lexy
lives in Bermuda. Her husband is a foreign service diplomat there.
I have always been involved in music, as so many of you are.
Currently I am the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Michael Catholic
Church, with an Adult and a Youth Choir. I really enjoy my work. Who
knew when I was playing piano for Miss Morrow that I would be using all
of her words of wisdom in choirs of my own.
I am so looking forward to seeing everyone. My husband won’t be
attending. He went through chemo & radiation treatment last year and
isn’t up to it. The good news is all of his tests and blood work are
OK. Hallelujah! I will be rooming with Beverly Palecek Tuggle, my best
friend in high school. Some things change but good friends stay the
See you all in October! Fondly, Lexy
GAYTHA RHOADS LANGSTON
After graduation I attended college at Southwestern State in Weatherford then I moved to Oklahoma City and attended the nursing program at Saint Anthony’s Hospital and became an RN. Most of my nursing career was spent working in the ER”S at Baptist and Deaconess Hospitals. The last twelve years I have worked in the heart cath lab at Deaconess. I have been blessed with good health, so I continue to work full-time, and I hope to at least work for two more years before I begin to think of retirement.
I married Gary Brewer (alum EHS 1959) . We were married for 28 years then divorced. We had two children Kevin and Kim. They are both graduates of OU and live in Oklahoma City. They both are doing well in their careers. Kim is married and has 2 sons, Garrett 2 and Keller 1. I love being a grandparent and spend alot of my free time with the grandsons.
It is hard to write about your life for 50 years since your high school graduation. I have had a good life with few regrets. This will be only the second reunion I have attended, so I am looking forward to seeing many of you after all these years.