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The Passing of Mark Hutchison

I regret to have to let everyone know about this. Mark was by far one of our classes biggest personailites and will be missed.

Many of you know that Mark has had a rough time with his health since his accidental fall and those complications have finally caught up with him.

Mark passed away this morning, June 6, 2012 in OKC.

The funeral for Mark is Sunday, June 10, 2pm at Anderson Burris funeral home in Enid. The Frisco will be honoring "Hutch" between noon & 2pm that day should those who knew and loved him care to partake in the "honoring" activity.

Mark Hutchison


30 Year Reunion

Hey guys! I'll be updating this website soon.

There are tons of photos on the Facebook page from the reunion.
The link is above.

The slide show from the reunion is online now with music. After you push play you can move your mouse and some controls will pop up in the upper right corner. You can use these to stop, turn off music or go full screen.

Although this is the same slide show from the reunion you will not ever be able to get the same effect that we all had hearing the laughter, the comments, the heckling and even the tears. I wish you all could have been there. Enjoy.

The EHS Class of 1981 30 Year Reunion Slide Show

MAY, 2011

Eddie Markes

Eddie checked in to tell everyone hello. He's living in Florida working in construction. Here are a few recent photos.



Mark Enger passed away this week after a long battle with throat cancer. All the best to Matt and the Enger family.

September-November, 2010

Funeral service for Lou Willie Gene Turner “Willa” “Twilla,” 48, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Grayson Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Norris L. Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the kind direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Alan L. Dunsworth, 47, passed away early Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

30th Reunion Dates!

Hi Guys!

We've picked September 23rd and 24th, 2011 as our 30th Reunion weekend! It will be a Fall reunion to coincide with EHS Homecoming 2011. Details to follow on the Friday and Saturday night events.

We are asking that everyone please send your current address and those of any other classmates you know to Stay tuned!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hey Everyone!

Hey Guys, sorry about the lack of updates! Seems like most everyone has found their way to Facebook and keeps their information updated there. Here is the link to the Facebook Class of '81 page... Facebook Page.

I do have a little news...

I had a great pow-wow with Gaz (a.k.a. Alan Zrust) this past week about a project he is working on. Other than farming up by Goultry, Alan has gotten into chopper building and modifying. If he doesn't get on Facebook I'll post some pics of his choppers here.

There's a lot of fun going on through Facebook but I'll keep updating this site from time to time and also keep all of our reunion photos here.

See you all soon at the 30 year!!!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Prayer Request

Special Prayer Request from Heather Herndon in Oklahoma City for her mother, Ann Herndon, who has bile duct cancer. She was diagnosed with this cancer in November 2008.

She is the director of personnel for Enid Public Schools and once taught grade school at McKinley.

She has a very large tumor on her liver that is covering the portal vessels so she can't have surgery until the tumor has shrunk 50%. She has to take chemo everyday and has to have a stint in her bile duct to keep it open.

She needs all the prayer she can get. Email Heather at:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Enid High 2009

The buildings north of Enid High have all been torn down and there's a nice view of the school that will not remain long. New medical buildings will soon be built and this great view will be lost. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Passing of Michelle R. (Bohon) Lauria

More sad news to report. We send our sympathy to Michelle's relatives.

Michelle R. Lauria, age 45, of Hickory Lane, Shelton, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2008 in Lord Chamberlain Nursing Center Stratford. She is the wife of David Lauria.

Michelle was born in Olathe, Kansas on October 4, 1962. She attended school in Enid and graduated with the class of 1981. She received her BA of Engineer from Oklahoma State University, and was a self-employed Interior Decorator.

She was an active parishioner at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, an active member of the Elizabeth Shelton PTA, the Newcomers and Neighborhood Club of Shelton, a volunteer for the Monroe Food Bank, and an advocate of the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Michelle was the mother of Michael and Jessica Lauria; and sister of Marsha Hawkins. Michelle will be missed a great deal by many friends who showed her years of love and kindness during her illness.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Ronnie Peck

Some of you may remember Ronnie Peck. He went to school with several folks in our class up until 1976 (Coolidge Elementary School) when his parents moved to Ames, OK where he finished his education. Ronnie would have graduated with the class of '81 had he not moved.

The picture above was taken during a Vegas trip November before last during the Professional Bull Riding held at Thomas and Mack Arena.

Ronnie is wondering if anyone knows what happened to Tamera Root?

Contact Ronnie ( if you went to Coolidge!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Donna Sampson News

I hate to report this type of tragic story but many of you are wondering about Donna Sampson and what happened. Here is what I found that has been reported online...

The 45-year-old female who sustained injuries in the 800 block of Independent Ave. in Grand Junction on Sunday, Jan. 25, has been identified as Donna N. Sampson.

According to reports, Sampson fell into the path of a motor vehicle and was struck. The cause of death is multiple injuries.

We'll miss Donna and we send condolences to her family.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mark Hutchison Update

An update from Mark:

Classmates, it's nice to connect again. It's been a long time since 1981. As you all may have heard, I had an accident on Aug. 10, 2007. Me, Mike Brown, Scott Myers and Ron Black were small mouth bass fishing on the Glover River in McCurtain County Oklahoma. It's such a remote area there's no cell service. Scott, Mike and I have been going for several years.
It was Ron's first trip. (Sorry Ron you didn't get many fish)

I decided to take the road less traveled to get to the river, fell and landed head first in the river, face down in 4 inches of water. I was paralyzed. But I could see my daughters, ages 17, 12 and 8 now, in my mind, and I refused to check out.

I was able to lift my head enough to call for help every minute or so. By the grace of God, Mike heard me, pulled me to safety and Scott and Ron weren't far behind. A helicopter took me to Arkansas and I was transferred to Oklahoma City, where I spent 123 days in the hospital and rehab with a spinal cord injury.

My doctor told me I was a quadriplegic and would probably live in a nursing home the rest of my life. I called bullshit.

I was right. I have my arms and hands back. I can feel my right foot. I can do everything but put the dastardly sheets on my bed.

I returned to work at The Oklahoman newspaper in February 2008. I have worked there 20 years. Today I'm in charge of the investigative team, rooting out corrupt politicians and scam artists. I have a handicapped van and am mobile.

I am in a wheelchair, but refuse to accept that as my final fate. Thank you so much for your phone calls, cards and e-mails, especially Robin, Amy, Mark, Holly and countless others. I'm humbled. It's made a difference.

Joni Brown gave me a sign to put over my fireplace. It reads: "Never Believe In Never!"

She is so right.

I'd like to hear from you any time. My e-mail is and phone is 405-324-0571.

Looking forward to the next reunion.

Mark Hutchison

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Eric Wright Update

I heard from Eric Wright today! He wanted everyone to know he is alive and well. He's been married since 2000 and has a first grade daughter named Molly. With the passing of his parents and grandparents he doesn't get to Enid anymore.

I'll try to get pictures and more details.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

How About Joining FaceBook?

Hi Guys!

Several members of our class now have FaceBook accounts with updated information and great photos. I have just started a Class of 1981 group on FaceBook also. Head on over and join up today and you will be able to update everyone with photos and other fun stuff.

If you need a friend invitation to join just let me know.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Calling All Big Blue Band Members!

The Enid High School band reunion will be Friday, September 12th.

Registration deadline is August 25th, and all the details are available at the band's web site

Former band-ito's and band-ita's are welcome from across all the many EHS graduating classes. The current band is hoping to make this a big event.

Don't delay! Plan now!


Brent and Shelly Campbell Update

Brent Eugene Campbell is alive and well in Kansas City, still married to Shelly Breckenridge Campbell (27 years). He is currently doing that mysterious computer stuff Shelly doesn't understand for a company in Topeka, KS and commuting. They are very involved in their church and their youngest son's school.

Shelly has been the "Church Secretary" at Faith Community Church for around six years and is currently on a 4 week hiatus to spend time with family and get some household projects done. They have one son, Taylor 15, left at home full-time and one son, Nicholas 19, home summers from Dordt College. Their oldest two kids, Alicia and Jeremy, have children of their own and they are blessed with three grandchildren so far with one more on the way in the fall.

Life is good, very busy, but very good. They were sad they missed the 25 year reunion and plan to attend the 30.

The Campbell grand kids...

Shelly's Blog

Gary Armstrong Update

Gary Armstrong , Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science, Director of the International Relations Major
Dr. Armstrong received a B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University. His special interests include American foreign & security policies, international relations theory, international conflict & war ethics, and international political economy.

Gary, his wife, Linda and their three children attend church with Brent and Shelly Campbell and Linda teaches Latin in the school there. They are a brilliant couple and live in nearby Liberty, MO.

Donna Jones Update

Donna has relocated back to Enid after being in OKC for 6 years. Donna was the Merchandising Manager for Marshalls. Enid will be getting a new pet store, PetSense Outlet, and she will be the store manager. She is excited for the opportunity to move back home and hopefully run into some old friends.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Missing Pictures

Hi Guys,

I had to move the site to a new server and several of the latest photos did not make the trip. I think I still have them in emails and will try to get them reposted ASAP.

Hope everyone is doing well!!

See ya!