DIANE (SILBERBERGER) WYANT
After graduation I attended Monticello College, Alton, Illinois for a year. I then returned to Enid and graduated from Enid Business College in 1963 with a degree in Accounting. I was employed in Enid then in OKC, where I met and married Jim Wyant. We had two children, Tiffany, now a CPA and Controller of Nestle Purina, and Eddie, now the District Attorney over Ottawa and Washita Counties in Oklahoma. Jim and I divorced and I moved back to Enid to raise the children. I was employeed with The City of Enid for 13 years. In 1987 I moved to Las Vegas, Nv. where my sister Vicki lives. While there I worked for Statistical Tabulation Corporation ( a computerized accounting and payroll firm). I lived there until 1991 when I moved back to Enid . I then went to work for Nickell Drug as an Office Manager/ Bookkeeper, and also became a Pharmacy Tech while there. I worked there until the store closed in 2002. I am currently working when needed at my church, Emmanuel Baptist. I work in the nursery and with missions. I also work there on Friday’s for Friday School. I am currently active in Red Hat, Bible study and Enid Senior Center.
Now in the senior period of my life, I found that I was full of knowledge, information and experiences, and time to allow myself along with my sisters to create SOLOW the card game of the twenty-first century. A few years ago we were all three together and decided since we had played games and cards our entire life, we wanted to create a game of our own. We realized we wanted a simple yet challenging, fast and fun game that anyone could play. After a couple of years of research, a lot of e-mails, and much testing we realized we had a game. This year we decided to bring it out to the public and see if anyone would like it. We are on our second mass order and continue to expand our exposure. Our website where you may purchase the game is cardgamesandmore.com.
The game has taken off and we are working on the website constantly We are working on other card games which we hope to have out in the near future.
Who said Retirement is boring????
After graduation from high school, I went on a harvest crew that summer. When I got home, I joined the army with David Dow. I was stationed at Oak Mountain in San Fernando Valley California for 2 years, then served 1 year in Korea at an Air Defense Command there. Came home in the fall of 1963 and went to work for Bill Sturdevant Plumbing for 10 years. Dad opened Chodrick Plumbing and I worked for him for 10 years. I took over the business when he retired and still operate it now.
Met my wife, Wynne in October 1965 and married in May 1966. We have two daughters. Shelly is a legal secretary, married to Jim Hager. They have grandson A.J. and step-grandchildren, Michael,Eli and Jill, and 3 step-greatgrand children. Our daughter Marla is a kindergarten teacher, married to Ryan Fuxa,drug dog officer for EPD. They have our two grandsons, Tucker and Wyatt. I enjoy hunting elk in Colorado every year. I am an officer in Garfield Rifle Association. We have lived in Enid all our married life, have a RV and love to go camping and enjoy riding ATV.
This section will be used to update you on classmates:
9-21-10- Sad news–William H. (Bill) Beckham passed away in Kansas on Sept. 21, 2010.
JOYCE (WATKINS) MISNER
After graduation, I attended Enid Business College and graduated in June, 1961 with a Secretarial Degree.
In October of 1961, Gary and I were married. We were blessed with two wonderful sons, Timothy and Michael . As parents, we did the typical things during their growing up years, baseball, music lessons, cub scouts, band parents, etc. Since we never left Enid, both sons graduated from EHS. Our oldest, Timothy, is currently working in Civil Service as a GS13 and is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Science. He is the father of our two grandsons. Our youngest, Michael, completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2001. He also has a degree in Information Technology and is currently working in the IT field while still pursuing his music.
After 32 years as Director of Materiels Management at Integris Bass Memorial Baptist Hospital, Gary retired in 2002. He recently retired again from a consulting position. He is enjoying being at home and plans to do some fishing. As for me, I am active in my church. I taught children’s choirs for over 25 years, sing in the church choir, play in the handbell choir, and help coordinate our annual Christmas pageant. I enjoy reading and am active in a book club and a Red Hat group. In October of next year, Gary and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.
I guess when I look back on these past 50 years, I can’t believe how fast they have gone; but I am grateful to the Lord for his blessing on my life. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our reunion and renewing old friendships. See you in October!
JOVITA (TRAYNOR) LANG
After graduation I worked for several months at the Enid Public Library. I married Joe Lang (my high school sweetheart) the following November. We will celebrate our 50th anniversary this year. We moved to our present location several months after we were married.
Joe and I are still very active in farming and ranching. We raise wheat, corn and milo and handle about 800 head of cattle each year with the help of two full time employees.
We have a son Tim and a daughter-in-law Cindy who live in Enid. They have our two precious grandchildren. First grandchild Katy recently graduated from OSU and second grandchild Michael just finished his sophomore year at OSU.
Being a farm wife has been a wonderful and challenging experience.
I taught Sunday school at the North Garland Church of Christ for 38 yrs. I am very active in a HCE (home, community, education) group and am currently serving as president. We do projects for our local school and community. I have been an active Hospice volunteer for thirteen years, and have helped organize the past several class reunions.
I had many wonderful experiences growing up in the Enid school system. I will always be grateful for the many dedicated teachers that worked so hard.
I spent five years at Jackson school. Learned many life lessons there. Connie (Mauck) Wright and I became best friends. Sixth grade I transferred to Garfield and Judy (Coker) Lippard became a very dear friend. Then on to Longfellow and Karen (Erickson) Large and Sharon (Erickson) Faulkner became dear friends. The five of us all married within six months and all stayed married to the same person until the untimely death of Karen in 2000. The remaining three of us I still consider very dear friends.
Life has been good. I try to enjoy and appreciate every day.
Hopefully we will have a memorable and enjoyable 50th reunion I