Kelley Bress, Patricia

Kelley-Bress, Patricia '60 PATRICIA KELLEY BRESS

After graduation I went to EBC. After that I joined the Army,
WAC. Hardest thing I ever did. After basic I was stationed at Ft MacArthur
in San Pedro, CA which is near Los Angeles. Met my husband Larry Bress and
we were married 43 1/2 years before he passed away in April 2006. We lived
in Germany, California, Idaho, Washington, Arkansas & Colorado while he was in the army and then
construction.

I worked as an Interior Designer then as an insurance agent before retirement in 2006.

I have 2 daughters, Vanessa & Suzanna. Both married and I have 5 grandchildrenwith one on the way.

Suzanna is due on Oct 7 so I may not make the reunionunless she goes early. I will miss seeing all of you.

My dad Roy Kelley still lives inEnid with his wife Ann and will be 94 in Sept so I will be there for his birthday. He is the
oldest retired firemen in Enid and Okla.

My E-Mail is bress552@yahoo.com if anyone would like to contact me.

Haney, Ralph J.

Haney, Ralph '60RALPH JAMES HANEY

I attended Oklahoma State Tech at Okmulgee for one year,  then  founded A-1 Electric Motor Service.  I entered involuntary    military service in August of ’67.  I was an electronics instructor at Fort Sill, OK, obtaining the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E4), and received several letters of commendation for service.

I returned from military service to resume command of A-1 Electric Motor Service, and married Marilyn Arnold in March of ’68. We opened the machine shop division in ’69.   I became president of A-1 Electric Supply, Inc. and its divisions, A-1 Electric Motor Service and Mid-American Machine and Flame Spray in 1973 and became a victim of the Enid Flood in October of that same year.

Through the years, I have performed numerous projects of note, including the automated electric train at Richill’s Cafeteria,  the complete rebuilding of a large electric generator in north central Algeria, North Africa, the design and construction of auditorium and stage lighting for Easter Pageants and worship services at Enid First Baptist Church, the design and construction of many components and subassemblies for the wire drawing industry allowing the wire drawing lines to show a doubling of production speed, and the design and supply of many industrial electrical systems.

I completely lost my eyesight in 1986, and married my second wife, Mary Haney, in 1989.  I was technical advisor for the Lexington Passion Play, Lexington, Kentucky, from 1992- 1994.

I closed the shop and retired in 1995 with 13 employees at the shop’s closing.  There had been as many as 29 employees at one time.

I have served as president of the Enid-Garfield Kiwanis Club.  I was a founding member and president of the Enid Model Railroad and Historical Association.  At present, I am president of the Oklahoma Guide Dogs for the Blind Alumni Association, and serve on the Board of Directors of the Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Board of Directors of the Sandra Beasley Independent  Living  Center.  I also serve on the Oklahoma State Governor’s Advisory Council to the Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns.

I now am enjoying retirement and a woodworking hobby involving numerous hand tools and power  tools, and (believe it or not), I still have both hands and all my fingers!

Rahm Floyd, Annette

Rahm-Floyd, Annette '60ANNETTE RAHM FLOYD

After graduating from high school in 1960, I attended Phillips University, graduating with two degrees (BM and BME) in 1964.    Because I had begun university classes after my junior year in high school, and because I attended summer classes, I was able to graduate with the two degrees in four years.  The following year I taught elementary music at Bella Vista School in Clovis, New Mexico.

In 1964, I went to Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, to begin an MA in music theory.  I studied piano as my major instrument and organ as a minor.  There I met Monte Floyd who was working on a PhD in composition.  Monte is from Oklahoma City, and we probably competed against each other at Tri-State Music Festival and performed in the same massed bands even though we did not meet until someone introduced us because we were both from Oklahoma.

We were married in June, 1966, and completed our degrees at Eastman.  In 1968, Monte accepted a teaching position at St. Mary’s College for Women in South Bend, Indiana (across the street from Notre Dame).  While in Indiana, two children were born:  Amy in 1969 and Sarah in 1971.

In 1971, Monte accepted a teaching position at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  We moved to Saskatoon where I taught piano and class piano at the university.  I also continued teaching private piano lessons (something I had begun when I was in high school).   I also played organ and directed choirs for church (another thing I had begun while in Enid.)

In 1974, I left the university to teach music and band in public school.  I taught until June, 2006.  Two more daughters were born:  Laura in 1979 and Jennifer in 1981.  We continued to live in Canada because we thought it was a safe place to raise our children and we have good lives here.  Three of the four daughters have moved back to the US.

In addition to teaching, I play oboe in a community orchestra.  I am a member of the Saskatoon Composers’ Performance Society, and regularly play the piano part on music written very recently by local composers.  I have performed at the Palais des Paps in Avignon, France, and in Lodz, Poland, as well as many places in Canada and the US.  I have recorded for CBC Saskatchewan.  Even though I have retired from public school teaching, I continue to perform.

I have been involved in volunteer work:  most recently on the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Symphony.

We have two grandchildren:  Adam who is three and Reah (by the time of this reunion) close to a year.  We would really like to be at the reunion, but our daughter Sarah will be expecting twins in October.  We will plan to be in Philadelphia for that event.  If the twins arrive early, we will come to Enid for the reunion.

Annette (Rahm) Floyd (annettefloyd.blogspot.com)Rahm-Floyd '10

Hatfield, John

Hatfield, John '60JOHN HATFIELD

 

I graduated from OSU in 1966 with a BSEE. Quinda and I moved to Greenville, Texas where I went to work as an RF design engineer.  We moved to the Fort Forth area in the early 70s where I worked in various engineering and Director of engineering capacities.  I moved into Information Technology Management with Motorola in Fort Worth in the mid 80s and retired to a semi-retirement consulting business of my own in 2001.  We had 2 kids along the way both of whom are grown and working in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

We are proud grandparents of 2 wonderful kids.  I still like to play golf and now that I’m fully retired, play as often as I can.  I like to read and have done some for-myself-only writing.  And of course photography is still a big part of my life.  Two years ago, we moved from our home of 32 years in North Richland Hills, TX to one closer to our grandkids.  Our new home is in Forney, TX.  The grandkids are in Rowlett a mostly bedroom community on the east side of Dallas and around easy driving minutes away.  Most recently, I’m working on an item on my bucket list.  I’m working on playing classical acoustic guitar.

These are shots I took as school photographer in our senior year some or all of which are in the annual – I can’t remember for sure.  I sent these to Lee Hoover when he produced the class of 1960 web page several years ago.  You could get copies of these by pointing to each one separately and right clicking your mouse and doing a save as or, depending on how you intend to display them, just provide this link although you probably should get Lee’s permission to do so first.

Also, check the vintage pictures at this link: 

http://weba.viawest.net/users/lhoover/images/slidesho.htmHatfield, John '10

 

 

Dow, David

Dow, David '60DAVID DOW

After high school graduation, Vernon Chodrick and I joined the U.S. Army on the “buddy plan” to see the world and make our marks in life. Instead, I spent three years serving Uncle Sam stationed in sunny southern California just a few miles from Disneyland. After my tour of duty, I went on to college and met my future wife, Carol, through Campus Crusade for Christ. We were married in May 1965 and started our family while living in smogsville. In 1980 we moved our family to Colorado for a slower pace of life. I lost Carol to cancer in 1995 and finished raising the last two of our six, yes (6) kids before retiring from Raytheon Corp in 2002. I worked as a sub-contractor for the Air Force in the area of satellite intelligence for the last 18 years of my career. I retired in June 2002 and moved back to the fatherland having been away for 42 years. In 2004 I met and married my wife, Marianne, who had also been widowed several years earlier. We currently live in Broken Arrow, OK and keep very busy with our combined 18 grandchildren and attempting to complete restoration of a 1963 Chevy Nova. We truly enjoy maintaining our home and small acreage, our church family, wonderful friends, and traveling.Dow, David '10