Tulsa Central ’65

Updates 2014-15

Update May 6, 2014

Update May 3, 2014 Condolences to Bebe Barber Dotter

on death of son.

Central Classmates of ’65,

I am chairing a committee named the “3 C” Committee.

It is named this way to represent caring, compassion & celebrations.

Please let other classmates know so that we can send cards if you know of a death, a health issue someone is struggling with or a joyous event.

It’s important at this stage of life to stay connected...we need each other.

My maiden name was Linda O’Dell. Love to hear from you!

Linda O'Dell Petty    <linda.petty47@yahoo.com>

Update April 13, 2014

Update April 8, 2014

If you’ve

moved in the last 5 years or

retired (and changed email)

PLEASE let Carol know.

Carol Meredith Barnes at

chichi65chs@yahoo.com or

7459 N 147 E Ave, Owasso OK 74055)

Update March 13, 2014

We have a DJ!

DJ Connection

Like us on Facebook

Tulsa Central ’65

Update July 12, 2014

The Deceased Faculty List has been updated.

Anke Borsdorf and Gust Vanhove are found!

Update July 14, 2014

More Facebook Comments are posted.

The Central Foundation is accepting nominations for the Central Hall of Fame

Update September 10, 2014

Carol Meredith Barnes has issued the “5 for 65 Challenge”

For more information-click here

Update September 10, 2014

Pat Simmons Allen and Bobby Campbell are setting up the

Pre-Reunion Gold Tournament, the first Eddie Sutton Classic

Please let Carol Meredith Barnes

(chichi65chs@yahoo.com or 7459 N 147 E Ave, Owasso OK 74055)

know if you plan to participate.

For more information-click here

Update October 1, 2014

Does anyone know where the Reunion Banner is?

Please let Carol Meredith Barnes know.

(chichi65chs@yahoo.com or 7459 N 147 E Ave, Owasso OK 74055)

Update October 1, 2014

From Connie: I wrote a real special letter to Coach Sutton asking if we could have the honor of naming the golf tournament after him.


Sponsored by the Class of "65" the Friday afternoon of our 50th reunion. It took him several days to call me because he kept thinking the reunion was the end of this month. He told me he is having neck and back surgery in the next 2 weeks. When I reminded him it was in 1 year he said. GREAT!!

SO, THE GOLF TOURNAMENT IS NAMED AFTER OUR BELOVED COACH SUTTON. Now we must spread the word and advertise. He said he might not play but he would be there to greet, support and have a great time. I am going to try to keep up with him during this surgery and recovery and will keep the committee informed. Coach Sutton asked for our prayers. He has had this type of thing before and he says it is not fun.

Update September 16, 2014

Join us a McNellie’s at 5

then experience the Brady Arts District’s First Friday Art Crawl, hosted by Randy Clement

Update October 08, 2014

We’ve decided to do a paper yearbook instead of a DVD.

It will include events from the reunion as well as Tulsa/CHS history and a directory of known classmates.

If you don’t your contact information included, please let Carol or Marcia know.

Send a current picture of yourself to be posted with your senior picture (we’ll be taking individual photos at the reunion) along with any photos of the past and present


Carol Meredith Barnes



    7459 N 147 E Ave,

    Owasso OK 74055 

Marcia Young


Additional yearbooks may be ordered. Cost TBA

Update November 1, 2014

Connie has offered to host our Christmas Party on Saturday, December 13, 6:30-9:00

Please bring a side dish or dessert, what you want to drink and a $10 gift, not gender specific,

for the Dirty Santa exchange.

For more information, contact Carol at

Carol Meredith Barnes



    7459 N 147 E Ave,

    Owasso OK 74055

Update December 08, 2014

A class of 1965 class ring was found in Seguin, TX. No one has responded to the e-mail regarding ownership. The contact person is Elizabeth Guerrero at ccfg78155@yahoo.com.

She sent pictures of the ring to Carol and it is definitely one of ours. There were no initials inside. It is the smooth ruby with the Tom-Tom embossed in gold on the stone.

There were quite a few people who would be willing to buy it if the owner is not found.




JANUARY 10, 2015.










Update January 2, 2015

Update January 12, 2015

Don Bradford ’64 has created a couple of videos that you may find interesting.

Tulsa Central High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2015

Rewind 50-A Commemorative 50th Reunion Film

The Life and Times of Duane Wagner (’64)


Update February 8, 2015

ROOM RESERVATIONS: The DoubleTree Hotel is now taking reservations. Be sure to ask for the CHS Class of 1965 DISCOUNT. There are two levels of rooms for $89 & $99 per night.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to chair/help with miscellaneous clean up after each event. If you are interested or can help, please let us know.

Carol Meredith Barnes at

chichi65chs@yahoo.com or

7459 N 147 E Ave, Owasso OK 74055).

We also need GREETERS to welcome alumni and guests for events.

MEMORABILIA: If you have a special items from our high school days at CHS, please bring them with you to the reunion so we can all share in the memories. We will have a special area set up where items can be displayed.


Alumni & friends/guests of alumni who want to play in the Coach Eddie Sutton Golf Tournament -- This event is a separate fee from the Reunion Registration. Tee-offs will begin at 11:00 AM on Friday at LaFortune Golf Course  and continue until all have finished. The Mixer begins at 5:30. The cost for the tournament is $50/each which includes greens fee and cart rental. There will also be special goodies handed out PLUS Coach Sutton will be present to cheer you on, if his health permits. Please send your registration fee ASAP to Linda Lichty, 1135 S. Newport, Tulsa, OK 74120 with the designation "Golf Tournament". The tournament will be a scramble and all teams will be chosen by a random drawing. FORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FACEBOOK: Follow CHS ’65 on Facebook:

Tulsa Central ’65

From the Tulsa World, February 10, 2015

“Watson, Darrell “Taco,” 68, plumber, died Sunday.

Visitation 5-7 p.m. Tuesday,

Floral Haven Funeral Home, Broken Arrow, and

graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday,

Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow.”

Update February 10, 2015

If you’ve

moved in the last 5 years or

retired (and changed email)

PLEASE let Carol know.

Carol Meredith Barnes at

chichi65chs@yahoo.com or

7459 N 147 E Ave, Owasso OK 74055)

Cathy Franklin Kilgore has been FOUND!

Thanks Jan Sanders Coleman

Update February 12, 2015

Update February 23, 2015

Sadly, another classmate has passed away.

From the Tulsa World, February 22, 2015

Services are pending.

We will be mailing registration forms by May 1st for the Class of '65 50th Reunion. Please make sure we have your correct mailing address so you can receive it. If you have not "liked" our page on facebook (Tulsa Central 65), please do so. The more people we get, the more we can include.

Also, if you have a favorite song from your school days, please let us know so the DJ can include it in his playlist.

Thank you and see you in September! (only six more months to go)

Carol Meredith Barnes Carol Meredith Barnes at

chichi65chs@yahoo.com or

7459 N 147 E Ave, Owasso OK 74055)

50th Reunion Committee

Search Committee

Facebook Page Administrator

Update March 6, 2015

Update April 4, 2015

Update April 21, 2015

Update May 7, 2015

From Lin Brister via Jim Furr

“Here's the Rosy Nolen video I mentioned. https://vimeo.com/117867107

There has been some confusion regarding the fee(s) for the Reunion.  

The $65 if for the DoubleTree events, Friday and Saturday night. Everyone is welcome to the Assembly and Picnic.

The reunion Tom Tom is no charge for registered classmates or can be purchased for $20 if not registered. It will be available after the reunion.

The $50 golf fee is only for those who are participating in the event.

Update May 11, 2015

Update May 14, 2015

Sadly, Gary Varnell just informed us of the

passing of classmate, Jerry Badger

Update June 4, 2015


Great News!!!

At the meeting this evening, it was decided that due to the generosity of some classmates and the timeliness of early responses. we have to extended the price of $65.00 per person until Labor Day!  Yes, that means that you have until then to pay only the minimum amount. After Labor Day, the cost of attendance will go up to $75.00 per person. This will give you ample time to get your registration fee in without undue strain. Please try to send your forms as soon as possible as we will need to know how many alumni and guests will be in attendance.

COMING SOON: There will be several junior high school get-togethers on Thursday evening before the Reunion begins on Friday. These will be hosted by members of the junior high class. Dates, times, and locations will be sent out when they are finalized.

We are still needing donations for the Silent Auction. If you have something (anything!) that is new or gently used that you would be willing to donate, please let Carol  know

Carol Meredith Barnes at

chichi65chs@yahoo.com or

7459 N 147 E Ave, Owasso OK 74055)

Please feel free to recommend a classmate for the scholarship to cover their registration cost. Send an email to Kathleen Bryant at kathleenbryant@fumctulsa.org.

This Reunion is gearing up to be absolutely amazing. Not only will we have a fantastic time but there are lots of goodies that you will receive in your registration packet that will make this a truly memorable event.


Update June 5, 2015

Update July 20, 2015

Sadly, our clss has added another to the Departed Braves list. Sherrin Lee Schrandt Smith passed away 0n July 11, 2015



MEMORIES: Some of the best memories will be made at our 50th Reunion. At the assembly on Saturday morning, we will be able to pay tribute to all veterans and, especially, to our Fallen Heroes from the Class of '65.

(Thanks to Chris Rask and IDL Internet Radio for an awesome presentation that we previewed at the meeting.)

We will also have In Memoriam boards set up at each venue so you will know who has passed from our midst.

The best part will be visiting with and reconnecting with our classmates.

It is a little more than one month away, so if you haven't registered, please send it in ASAP.  $65 till Labor Day

Todate we have 80 classmates, 37 guests and 2 faculty members registered. See who’s coming.


Update August 20, 2015

Update August 26, 2015

Cleveland Jr High School Mixer

Host-Patricia Simmons Allen

5:30-Meet at the school

6:30-Dinner together, place TBA

Everyone is welcome.


Update September 10, 2015

Coach Bridges says “Hey!”

He won’t be able to attend but said Central was the best school in his teaching career.



Sadly, another classmate has passed away. Ralph Conrad passed away Sunday morning, September 20 from cancer resulting from Agent Orange exposure in Viet Nam.

Graveside service Monday, September 28

Ft Gibson National Cemetary


Update September 21, 2015

If you missed ordering pictures here’s the info:

Russel’s Photography

7327 E 50th Street

Tulsa OK  74145



Update September 28, 2015

Update September 28, 2015

What a fantastic weekend !!!!

Thank you to everyone who had a role in making it so!

Marcia and Connie


Update September 30, 2015

We are finalizing the Reunion Tom Tom which will include a directory of address, etc.

If you DO NOT wish to have your information included in the yearbook, please let me know by October 15th.

We will be sending our the directory information soon for you to proof your information and notify us of any changes.


Online NOW at www.phlash-photos.com

“Special Events”


Update October 10, 2015

Reunion Tom Toms orders will be taken until

Extended until November 15

If you registered, paid $65, then you automatically receive one but if you didn’t you can still experience the memorable weekend by ordering one. Just send $20 to

Linda Lichty

1135 S. Newport 

Tulsa, OK 74120 

Checks should be made out to

Tulsa Central ’65 Reunion


Update October 10, 2015

To the Class of 1965

From: Rev. Connie Murray-Ichord

Dear friends,

Our beautiful blue eyed Nancy Tietgen died last night, October 8th, at around 11:00 P.M.

She had some rough days and the doctors said nothing about her being near death. She just woke up with God.

Peaceful and complete.

Nancy was a leader at Central. She loved all her friends and the fondest memories of her life involved each one of you.


Friday October, 16th at 1:00 - Moore’s Southlawn Chapel

9350 E 51st Street


Love and blessings to all,

Connie Murray


Update October 24, 2015

Sadly, Sharon Archibald Daniels passed away on

Thursday, October 23, 2015.

Services are pending, Ninde Funeral Home, Tulsa.


The Reunion Tom Tom committee is trying to include pictures of every classmate who attended. If you think we may not have one of you at one of the events, please email one to Marcia, marciayo@aol.com, by November 1.

Tulsa Central lost a champion Thursday, October 23 with the passing of Marilyn Loucks '63, Tulsa Central Foundation president.

Update October 24, 2015

Update October 24, 2015

Update November 7, 2015

Since many of you have mentioned you’d like more of the Reunion Glass that Connie purchased for us, you have the opportunity to order more. They come is sets of 4 for $25. If they need to be mailed please add $10.

Send your check to

Linda Lichty

1135 S. Newport 

Tulsa, OK 74120 

Checks should be made out to

Tulsa Central ’65 Reunion

by December 1, 2015

We must order a minimum of 18 sets. If this is not met, we’ll return your check.

Update November 20, 2015

If  you want a copy of the play by play of the Hale Game that was presented at the Reunion Assembly, contact Marcia Young, marciayo@aol.com.

Copies are available for $5.

The DVD will also include the Vietnam Tribute Chris Rask presented at the assembly .

Update November 23, 2015

The Reunion Tom Tom will be available for pick up at the December 11 Christmas Party.

Update December 5, 2015

Update December 6, 2015

Update December 6, 2015

We knew our Connie was fabulous,

but didn't really know how fabulously wonderful she really was and is.

Please take the time to listen to our own Paul Harvey extoll her virtures.

From First United Methodist church Website:

Paul Harvey was a legend in American radio broadcasting history. He was born in Tulsa and was a 1936 graduate of Tulsa Central High School (now the PSO building at 7th & Cincinnati). He had the most listened-to radio program in America for decades. Virtually every adult American from the 1950s through the 1990s listened to Paul Harvey. His programs reached as many as 24 million people a week. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations and in 300 newspapers.

In 1992, on one of his daily nationwide radio broadcasts, he did a story on another Tulsa Central High student, a girl named Connie Murray Ichord. The actual four minute story from that day in 1992 is here. Enjoy this incredible story recognizing our awesome Coach Connie!

Sadly, another Brave departs:

Josie Buchanan wrote: “My mom, Charlyn Langston Buchanan, went to be with the Lord in the early morning of Wednesday, December 16, 2015. She was a beautiful lady and strong woman of God!

We will be having Visitation at the Bixby Funeral Home on Sunday, December 20 between 2 PM and 4 PM.

Services will held Monday, December 21 at Crossroads Freewill Baptist Church in Jenks, Oklahoma at 10 AM.

Thank you to everyone who has been keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers. Mom touched many lives in her time on this earth and I know she knew how much she was loved and cherished by all who knew her.

If you have any questions please contact me via Facebook, Facebook Messenger, or call (918) 367-3195.”

Update December 18, 2015

Update December 29, 2015

If you didn’t receive your 2015 Tom Tom contact Marcia Young, marciayo@aol.com, 918-853-2067. There are a few extra in case you want to order one.

Send your check for $20 to

Linda Lichty

1135 S. Newport 

Tulsa, OK 74120 

Update December 29, 2015

Linda Rogers Carr lives in the areas hit by the recent tornados.

She reports:

“We are fine.  Thanks for checking on us.  We loss power for several hours and had lots of rain but we were lucky.  The storm hit about a mile from us.  We went to the store today and on the way saw some of the destruction and it is terrible.”

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