Hockmeyer Law, Suzy

Hockmeyer-Law, Suzy '60SUZY HOCKMEYER LAW

Dear Classmates of ’60:

I have read with envy (I mean, INTEREST) your fascinating biographies on the
EHS website.  I’m sure you are excited to read mine, so for better or for worse,
here it is:
After graduation I was tired of chasing boys, so I quickly married the love
of my life, Donnie (“Honey”) Law.  Donnie taught school for a while, but soon
got sick of it, and undertook his life’s calling:  tuning pianos!  Immediately
after establishing his business, Donnie went stone deaf, but fortunately created
a new innovative tuning method: tuning by “feel”.  He has written three
textbooks on the subject, and was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame of
Piano Tuners by Feel.  You can probably find a copy of Donnie’s acclaimed
textbook, “Tickling the Ivories for Fun and Profit” in the waiting room of your
dentist’s office, as you try to keep your mind off your next extraction.
Meanwhile, I was busy having kids.  After the little buggers turned 14,
they disappeared, and we haven’t seen them since (not that we’ve looked too
hard).  Therefore, I don’t have any grandkids THAT I KNOW OF!
(If you happen to run into any of ’em, ask ’em to text me the following message:
“Granny, Where Art Thou?”.
I might contact them, if I decide they’re for real, and not just some down ‘n
outers, trying to scam old people.)
At any rate, after my “mother instinct phase” played itself out, I took up
music teachin’ and choir directin’
(Pardon my French, I mean TEACHING and DIRECTING—-I did get SOME education at
EHS!).  I’ve been teaching in order to save up enough money to support my latest
hobby:  CATS!  Since we have moved into our new abode (an art deco one room
shack), we have been raising cats for fun and dinner.
As far as our cultural experiences go, Donnie Honey and I have traveled
extensively across the contiguous 46 (or is it 47?) states via motorcycle (him,
drivin’) and side car (me, sittin’).  Our favorite destination was to the Grand
Canyon, although it was a little hairy going down it in the side car.
I’ve been thinkin’ lately about retiring, but Donnie Honey and I are about
ready to celebrate our 75th year of wedded bliss, and I want to save up enough
for a big blowout!  (I hear we can rent the Salvation Army indoor pool, which
will hold 100 of our closest friends, for cheap!)
See ya at the reunion.  I’ll be the one with three of my own teeth (I’m
savin’ up the big bucks for a genuine partial!).Happy reminiscing,

Suzy Hockmeyer Law

Bridgman, Joyce

Bridgman, Joyce '60JOYCE BRIDGMAN
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Phillips University, 1965 .
Master of Music in Piano Performance, University of Kansas, 1966 .
Doctoral Candidacy Diploma in Musical Arts, University of Washington, 1977 .
Post Graduate Studies at Indiana University; University of Tulsa;
Van Cliburn Piano InstituteProfessional Activities:
Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Oral Roberts University,
1967 to present (yes, I am in my 44th year of teaching at ORU) .
President, Tulsa Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, International Professional Music Fraternity .
Member of Music Teachers National Association, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association and
Tulsa Music Teachers Association .
Solo and Duo-piano recitalist; Accompanist and Chamber music pianist; Concerto soloist and
orchestral pianist


Parents have moved to Heaven .
Brother, Edward, retired from Southwestern Bell/ATT and lives in TulsaHobbies:

Reconnecting with dear high school and college friends, and former students .
Reading; Traveling; Playing “Southern Gospel” music .
Sharing the blessings and love of Jesus Christ with othersBridgman, Joyce '10

McCoy, Bob

McCoy, Bob '60BOB MCCOY
Classmates,Four weeks following our 1960 graduation, I reported to the United
States Military Academy at West Point, NY where I spent four very
challenging but rewarding years.  I graduated with the Class of 1964, was
commissioned in the Field Artillery and then attended the Army’s Airborne
and Ranger School at Ft. Benning, GA.  That experience was followed with
interesting tours of duty in Germany, Vietnam and Ft. Sill, OK.  I
resigned my commission in 1969, having attained the rank of Captain and
having been awarded numerous medals for valor and meritorious service.  I
enjoyed my military service immensely but in the end left to attend law
school and pursue a legal career.

I used my GI Bill benefits to attend the University of Michigan
Law School where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif in
1972.  Watching Michigan beat Ohio State in the “Big House” while I was
there was truly something to see.  Although my time at West Point, in the
military and at Michigan had cut the apron strings, my roots pulled hard
and I returned to Oklahoma to join the Tulsa law firm of Conner & Winters
where I practiced until 1988, primarily as a corporate, securities and
business transaction lawyer.  I left the law firm to take a senior legal
position with The Williams Companies, Inc., a large energy company based
in Tulsa.  Williams treated me well, allowing me to attend the Stanford
Executive Program in Palo Alto in 1995 and to serve in several senior
leadership positions for it and its subsidiaries before I retired in 2002.

I then rejoined my old law firm as “of counsel,” intending to transition
into full retirement.  I almost made it, but in 2008 the firm asked me to
lead its representation in a large bankruptcy case with which I am still
involved today.  Basically, I flunked “Retirement 101.”  In addition to
practicing law full time, I volunteer my time as an Adjunct Settlement
Judge for the federal court system.

I married Nancy Shannon, EHS Class of 1959, shortly after my West
Point graduation.  We have a daughter, Colleen, who lives in Denver with
her family including one granddaughter, Naomi.  Colleen also is a lawyer.

Nancy and I divorced in 1983 (she still lives in Tulsa).  In 1987, I
married Judi, a Tulsa lawyer, and we are very happily married and enjoy
our life together.

Still enjoying good health, Judi and I lead very active lives and
share many interests.  I have been a serious distance runner for a number
of years and can still boast of winning my age group in local races.  Of
my seven marathon runs, my personal best time was 2:40 at the Boston
Marathon some years ago.  In no particular order, Judi and I together
enjoy fly fishing, long distance bicycling, snow skiing, scuba diving,
canoeing, hiking, backpacking, golfing and showing our championship Morgan
horses.  (In fact, Judi will miss this year’s reunion because of
commitments at this year’s Morgan Grand National Horse Show in Oklahoma
City.)  Many of our travels, near and far, have revolved around one or
more of those activities.  We have fished for trout in Alaska, New Zealand
and Chile, scuba dived and fished for bonefish in the Caribbean, canoed in
the Arctic Barren Lands, snow skied several places in the US and
Switzerland, backpacked in Austria, Italy and Switzerland as well as the
US, biked across Oklahoma five times, biked across the south island of New
Zealand and, earlier this year, biked from Mobile, AL to Shiloh, TN as
part of a three year plan to ride the entire Underground Railroad Route
from AL to Canada.

That’s enough for now – I look forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.
Bob McCoyMcCoy, Bob '10

Stogner Gaines, Nancy

Stogner-Gaines, Nancy '60NANCY STOGNER GAINES
I have enjoyed reading the bios of our classmates. Wish there were more
posted, but who am I to complain, I’m just now sending mine in!!
After graduation, I attended OSU, became a member of Alpha Chi Omega and
majored in business. I met my first husband, Mickey Coley. After our
sophomore year, we transferred to Oklahoma City University. I obtained my
BS in Business Education. We married in 1963.
From 1964 to 1968, I was a business education teacher at Northwest Classen
Highschool in Oklahoma City and attending law school at night, carrying
about 10 hours a semester. After a couple of years of this, I decided I
was not really cut out to be a classroom teacher. I decided to continue
with the law studies, not ever considering a law practice (how life
changes) In 1969 I obtained my J.D. in Law at OCU and surprising to me,
passed the Bar Exam. So there I was, a full-fledged attorney!!

In 1970, our son, David Coley was born. In 1973, Mickey and I divorced. In
1973 I went to work for the Commissioners of the Land Office (School Land
Commission) as a title examiner and stayed with the Land Office until 1977
when I was offered a position to open a real estate closing office in
Edmond, OK as an attorney on staff.  A new challenge, but also new

I met Paul Gaines and we married in 1977.  Paul worked for U.S. Senator
David Boren in the OKC office and I continued to build the closing
company. Later, he accepted a position with Kerr McGee and stayed with
that company until 1998 when he retired. I continued my work.  I did a lot
of title examinations over my lifetime and some private practice in real
estate and probate … never was a good courthouse lawyer!! I finally
retired in 2003 and thoroughly enjoy retirement.

Our combined families include David, partner with Ernst and Young in
Dallas, wife Laura and granddaughters Lexi (13) and A.J. (9); Paul’s boys,
Gore, attorney in Oklahoma City, wife Julie, grandkids, Casey Beth (9) and
Colby (5); Torrey, highschool principal in Konawa Ok, wife Shannon,
grandkids, Kathryn (13), Hannah (12) and Luke (9); Tim, work consultant in
Shawnee, OK, wife Melanie, grandkids, Audrey (5) and Grey (2)

My life has been full of a few stressful ups and downs, but overall, I’m
not complaining.  We are active in our church activities, I, in my

Investment Club, enjoy genealogy research, especially surprising when I
discovered that Paul and I are 4th cousins! The older grandkids think it
is “awesome” to be 6th cousins by blood and 1st cousins by marriage. Paul
enjoys writing short stories and fiction and is in a writer’s group … We
are happy.
Stogner-Gaines, Nancy '10

Moore, B. Keith

Moore, Keith '60B. KEITH MOORE

Biographical sketch: B. Keith Moore since May 1960

Attended Phillips University, 1960-1964, BA degree May 1964 with majors in physics and mathematics

Attended University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign IL 1964-1971. MS degree in physics 1966, PhD degree in Materials Science 1971.

National Institutes for Health, National Institute for Dental Research Fellow, Northwestern University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Biological Materials, 1971.

Instructor, Department of Biological Materials, Northwestern University Dental School

Assistant Professor Department of Biological Materials, Northwestern University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry 1973.

Chief Scientist, Division of Biophysics, American Dental Association Research Institute,  1973-1977.

Associate Professor, Department of Dental Materials, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 1977-1986.

Professor of Dental Materials, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 1986-2007.

Professor Emeritus  of Dental Materials, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 2007-present.

Married Diana Ruth Henry from Peoria IL June 24, 1967 and still married after 43 years!

One adopted daughter Donna, 1983.

Hobbies: woodworking: construction, cabinet making, fine furniture. Active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity (member of Tiger Team devoting at least a day/week to some phase of home construction).

Member of Allisonville Christian Church(Disciples of Christ) and sing bass/baritone with Chancel Choir.

Volunteer of committees at Indiana University School of Dentistry and serve on post graduate dental student research committees.

Contributor to current dental textbooks and scientific reviewer for numerous dental journals.

Consultant to a Dental Testing Laboratory performing product evaluations for dental companies. Moore, Keith '10