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CLASSMATE IN MEMORY FUND



Please donate to the Memory Fund. When we loose a Classmate, we will use these funds to Donate to a Charity in their Memory & send a Card to the Family. Any amt is appreciated.

 

 


 

  Welcome Class of 1975

 "Our friends are a very important part of our lives. Treasure the tears, treasure the laughter,but most importantly, treasure the memories." 

  


 

Remember

Remember the souls of those who’ve passed – 
Brave men and women who breathed their last
On seas of battle, in skies of war, 
On every blood-soaked field and shore.
Their voices cry to us from where they lie –
“It wasn’t my goal that day to die.
But my life was mine.  It was mine to give,
And I gave it up so that others could live.
I’d give it again if that’s what it cost
To keep your freedoms from being lost.”
Remember the souls of those who sleep –
The ones who came home, but their wounds ran deep.
On seas of battle, in skies of war, 
On every blood-soaked field and shore –
The things they endured and the things they saw
Left them empty or left them raw.
Some overcame, but all of these brave
Carried haunting memories to the grave.
Remember them all.  Give these honored their due.
The things that they did? They were done for you.

Janet Lee Davis

 

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Gregory Neil Kirby

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 11 am, in the Chapel of Hayhurst Funeral Home in Broken Arrow. A Visitation with Greg’s family will be observed the evening before on Tuesday, January 18 from 6:00-8:00 PM, also at Hayhurst. Greg's service will also be streamed beginning at 10 am. The link to his service https://vimeo.com/666897393 can be found on his Hayhurst obituary page. The obituary link is:

https://www.hayhurstfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Gregory-Kirby-2/#!/Obituary

Gregory Neil Kirby was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 18, 1957, to Robert Neil and Velva Jean (Bowles) Kirby. He passed from this life on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at his home in Broken Arrow at the age of 64. 

Greg was one of two sons born to the Kirbys’. He grew up in Broken Arrow and graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1975. He became the father of two sons. Greg had a love for horses his entire life, and also loved to fish as well as watch his sons and grandkids play soccer. Greg worked many years as an engineer in the Storm Water Management Department for the City of Broken Arrow. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Left to cherish his memory are son, Daniel Kirby (Shannon) of Tulsa 
Son, Jason Kirby (Courtney) of Broken Arrow 
Father, Bob Kirby (Wanda) of Broken Arrow 
Brother, David Kirby of Broken Arrow 
7 Grandchildren: Dakota, Addison, Casey, Grayson, Harper, Emma, and Cate 
And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins 

Those who preceded him in death are mother, Velva Jean and sister-in-law, Joanie Kirby

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Delbert (Del) Anthony Webb

 

Delbert (Del) Anthony Webb was born October 6, 1957, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He passed away October 7, 2021, one day after his birthday, peacefully while listening to the Beatles.

His parents, William and Olga Ciz Webb, raised Del, Alanna, and Patrick in Brazil, then throughout the US before settling in Broken Arrow in 1968. Del was in the Boy Scouts as a boy, and later spent most of his life working with cars. He earned three Master Mechanic certificates, and worked for Joe Marina and Don Carlton companies both as a mechanic and in parts.

He loved motorcycles, German Shepherds, and was interested in prepping and gardening. He enjoyed computers and technology. In the past couple of years, he worked for Kelly with Apple Support, and was promoted to Senior Technical Advisor.

Del valued family, true friendship, and loyalty. He had a good sense of humor, and had soft spots for the underdog, animals, children, and the elderly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Olga Webb. He is survived by his sister Alanna Webb, and his brother Patrick (Kathy) Webb. He is also survived by his best friend Rachel, her husband Stephen, and her kids Michael, Sandy, and Jennifer, whom he loved so much. He also made good friends at Autumn Park Apartments in Bixby where he is so missed.

A family memorial is planned at his parents' grave site.


Our family is so thankful to all of Del's doctors, nurses, nursing aides, everyone who helped us during his long battle against heart disease. We are so grateful to St. Francis Hospital and Hospice, and to the wonderful angels at Porta Caeli House. Any donations to them would be very appreciated.
https://portacaeli.org/


To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Delbert Anthony Webb, please click here to

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Lisa Genne Marston Brown

Lisa Genne Brown left her earthly home on September 26, 2021 at the age of 64.
Lisa was the youngest of four children, born November 15, 1956, in Tulsa, OK to Robert and Irma Jo (Trammell) Marston. She was raised in Broken Arrow and graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1975.
After high school Lisa married Russ Keller and the couple moved to Stillwater, OK while Russ attended college at Oklahoma State University. Their daughter Jennifer was born that same year. After college, they moved to Tulsa and their son Neal was born in 1980. Lisa and Russ later divorced in 1986.
Lisa worked hard as a single mother to support her children. First at St. John's hospital and then she went to work for Stainless Tubular Products. It was during this time that she met Larry Brown at a social event she attended with her fellow co-workers and friends. Lisa and Larry begin dating and were married on November 6, 1999 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Their marriage was built on love, honor and a lot of humor. They found something to laugh about every day as they filled their time with their fur babies, planting gardens, feeding and watering birds. They also loved to vacation, particularly trips to Las Vegas where Lisa loved to attend any and all magician shows! Lisa and Larry also traveled with Larry's brother Alan and his wife, Rebecca Brown. The foursome traveled to Hawaii, which was Lisa's favorite place. They also took a cruise every five years, the last one in September of 2019.
Lisa will be remembered for how much she loved her entire family, but her pride and joy were her grandchildren. There aren't words to express how much love she had for them.
Lisa is preceded in death by her father Robert Marston.
Lisa leaves behind many loving memories to be cherished by her family; mother Irma Jo Marston, husband Larry Brown, daughter, Jennifer and son-in-law Randy Cowles, and her grandchildren Remington and Paisley Cowles, son Neal Keller and, "granddog" Bailey Keller, as well as other loving relatives and a host of friends. Lisa will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday September 30, 2021 at Schaudt's Tulsa Funeral Service Chapel, 5757 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma, with Pastor William (Hess) Hester, Jr. officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt Funeral Service. Family and friends may send memories and condolences to the family online, www.schaudtfuneralservice.com

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Michael "Mike" Howard Parks

Michael “Mike” Howard Parks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Friday, September 28, 1956 to Irene (Taber) Parks and her husband, Norman. He passed from this earth on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 64, peacefully with his loved ones by his side. The family has entrusted services to Hayhurst Funeral Home. 
Mike spent his childhood in various areas of Oklahoma and California before his family settled down in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in 1964. Mike graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1975, the same year he met the love of his life, Jodi Groves. The couple married on September 17, 1976, and later had 2 children. Mike cherished being a husband, father and Papa. He often told stories about his family but was most proud of his ten beloved grandchildren. 
Mike was a skilled and dedicated electrician who enjoyed teaching and helping others. He was a talented singer and musician who loved bluegrass and gospel music and was known for playing the guitar, banjo, mandolin and dobro. Mike was an avid hunter and fisherman who spent much of his time in the great outdoors. He loved gardening and creating sculptures for his backyard oasis. Mike was an enthusiastic sports fan and loved rooting for the University of Oklahoma, the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Cubs. 
Mike is survived by his, wife, Jodi Parks of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; daughter, Ashlee Beams and husband, Grant of Verdigris, Oklahoma; son, Brandon Parks and wife, Courtney of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; sister, Kristi Parks of Rosemary Beach, Florida; father, Norman Parks of Coweta, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Joy, Ella, Adlee and Linleigh Beams, Ethan Parks, Denver, Shelby and Piper Taylor, Natalie and Kennedy Hull. Mike was fiercely loved by all and will be missed by his family which includes a large extended family, friends and co-workers. He was preceded in death by mother, Irene Parks.

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I AM EXTREMELY SADDENED TO SHARE THAT WE  HAVE LOST TWO MORE CLASSMATES SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS NEW YEAR, BILL GARRETT, JR AND JUST RECENTLY, LOREN PALMER.

 

RETIRED CAPTAIN LOREN DALE PALMER

MAY 17, 1957 - MAY 29, 2021

 

LOREN SUFFERED A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK VERY EARLY WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2021 WITHOUT WARNING. AFTER AWHILE, THEY MANAGED TO RESUSCITATE HIM. FRIENDS AND FAMILY BEGAN A HORRIBLE WAITING GAME, MUSTERING ALL THE PRAYERS, LOVE, SUPPORT AND THOUGHTS THEY COULD FOR LOREN.

HOWEVER, IN SPITE OF THE HEROIC EFFORTS BY FAMILY, FRIENDS, FIREFIGHTERS, NURSES AND DOCTORS, LOREN'S CONDITION CONTINUED TO DETERIORATE AND LOREN PASSED SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 29, 2021.

RETIRED CAPTAIN LOREN PALMER PASSED AWAY ON MAY 29, 2021 WITH FAMILY BY HIS SIDE. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WITH HONORS HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021 11AM AT CEDAR RIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN BROKEN ARROW.

FOR THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK OF A MEMORY, SHARE A POEM OR A PRAYR, PLEASE CONTACT JESSICA TENNISON BY WEDNESDAY 1 PM VIA FACEBOOK.

FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS AND ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND ON SATURDAY, THERE WILL BE A PHOTO/MEMORY BOOK AT FLORAL HAVEN IN BROKEN ARROW THURSDAY 6/3/2021 AND FRIDAY 6/4/2021 10AM - 6PM. 

CEDAR RIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH                          FLORAL HAVEN FUNERAL SERVICE 

4010 W. NEW ORLEANS ST.                                         6500 S. 129TH E. AVE.

BA, OK 74011-1186                                                         BA, OK 74012 

 

LOREN'S FULL OBITUARY:

https://www.floralhaven.com/obituaries/Loren-Palmer/#!/Obituar

FIND A GRAVE LINK:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/227974467/loren-palmer#add-to-vc

FB LOREN PALMER LEGACY 

://www.facebook.com/Loren-Palmer-Legacy-107595524870288/________________________________________________________________________________________

WILLIAM "BILL" ALBERT GARRETT, JR.

JANUARY 17, 1957 - MARCH 24, 2021

 

BILL HAD SUFFERED WITH HEART PROBLEMS AND HAD BEEN ILL FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS. I AM SO SORRY THAT WHEN WE LOST BILL, I DID NOT INFORM EVERYONE OF HIS PASSING IN A MORE TIMELY MANNER. I AM SURE THAT BILL'S WIFE SUE, HIS DAUGHTER, DALLAS AND HIS PRECIOUS GRANDCHILDREN WOULD STILL APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS THEY FACE THESE DIFFICULT DAYS. BILL WAS A LOVING HUSBAND, DEVOTED FATHER AND GRANDFATHER; ALONG WITH BEING A FAVORITE COACH TO SO MANY THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CHELSEA RESIDENT BILL GARRETT, WERE HELD MARCH 29, 2021 AT THE CHELSEA FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL. BILL PASSED AWAY WEDNSDAY, MARCH 29, 2021.

THE SON OF WILLIAM ALBERT GARRETT AND WILLA DEAN (HIGGINS) GARRETT WAS BORN JANUARY 17, 1957 IN TULSA. HE SPENT HIS EARLY YEARS IN BROKEN ARROW WHERE HE ATTENDED SCHOOL AND GRADUATED IN 1975. AFTER GRADUATION HE BEGAN ATTENDING CLARMORE JR COLLEGE WHERE HE WAS THE EDITOR OF THE SCHOOL NEWSPAPER. IT WAS THERE THAT HE MET SUE THARP. THE TWO BEGAN DATING AND WERE MARRIED ON DECEMBR 25, 1976. AT THAT TIME, BILL TOOK A BRAKE FROM SCHOOL AND BEGAN WORKING  STEAMATIC CARPET CLEANING. HE WORKED THERE UNTIL SUE COMPLETED COLLEGE. AT THAT POINT BILL RETURNED TO CLAREMORE JR COLLEGE. HE COMPLETED HIS ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND THEN BEGAN ATTENDING NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY. THERE HE GRADUATEDWITH A BACHELORS DEGREE IN HISTORY AND JOURNALISM IN 1981.

BILL BEGAN HIS TEACHING CAREER AT SPERRY, WHERE HE COACHED GIRLS' BASKETBALL AND TAUGHT HISTORY. HE ASO TAUGHT AT SEVERAL OTHER AREA SCHOOLS, INCLUDING WYNONA, PADEN, WHITE OAK, KETCHUM, TULSA AND COWETA, WHERE HE TAUGHT FOR 18 YEARS. HE USUALLY TAUGHT HISTORY, JOURNALISM AND YEARBOOK CLASSES. HE RETIRED FROM TEACHING IN 2017..

IN HIS SPARE TIME BILL HAD MANY HOBBIES. HE ENJOYED  COLLECTING THINGS SUCH AS HOT WHEELS, BASEBALLS, KNIVES, AND POCKET WATCHES. HE ALSO ENJOYED ENTERTAINING BY TELLING FUN STORIES AND DOING IMPERSONATIONS. OTHER HOBBIES INCLUDED WRITING , FISHING AND PHOTOGRAPHY. HE ENJOYED TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF SPORTS TEAMS AND WEDDINGS, ALONG WITH MANY OTHER THINGS. ONE OF HIS BIGGEST HOBBIES BEGAN WHEN HIS FRIENDS GOT HIM INTERESTED IN CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT. THIS LED HIM TO PARTICIPAE IN MANY RE-ENACTMENTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. IT EVEN LANDED HIM A SPOT IN THE MOVIE, 'THE TRAIL OF TEARS'.

BILL IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE SUE, DAUGHTER DALLAS WEST AND HUSBAND LUKE, GRANDCHILDREN JAYLIE, DAYGAN, AND LEVI WEST, AND SISTERS PAT ANDERSON AND LINDA COLLIE.

https://www.mmsfuneralhomes.com/m/obituaries/Bill-Garrett-5/Memories

 

GERALD WAYNE GRAHAM

1956-2020

IT IS WITH A HEAVY HEART TO SHARE THAT WE HAVE LOST ANOTHER CLASSMATE. GERALD PASSED AWAY MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020, AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS.

 

Gerald Wayne Graham, 64, of Coweta, Oklahoma passed from this world on Monday, September 21, 2020 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He was born on August 7, 1956 to parents Bill and Geraldine Graham. 

Gerald leaves behind his wife Robin Graham, and children Krissy Smith, and her husband Scott; and G. W. Graham and his wife Ashlee; his grandchildren, Landon and Dillan Smith, and Gage and Lillie Graham; his siblings Billy Graham, and his wife Susan; Rick Graham and his wife Shelly; and Patty Mayfield and her husband Ron; as well as a host of other family and friends that will forever miss him. 


Gerald is proceeded in death by his parents Geraldine and Bill Graham, as well as his brother Sonny Graham.

 

ACCORDING  TO HIS WISHES, THERE WILL NOT BE A SERVICE. PLEASE REMEMBER THE ENTIRE GRAHAM FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. 

THERE ARE SOME PICTURES SHARED BY THE FAMILY AND ALSO  A FEW FROM SOME OF OUR PREVIOUS "GET TOGETHERS" ON HIS MEMORIAL PAGE. I ALSO WELCOME YOU TO SHARE SOME OF YOUR MEMORIES OF GERALD ON HIS PAGE. 

(IF YOU HAVE ANY PICTURES OF GERALD THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.)



July 27, 2020

 

🐅🐅BAHS Class of 75🐅🐅

After much consideration, the Reunion Planning Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this years class reunion.  We have received many notes regarding concern over CV-19 and the recent resurgence.  Due to COVID concern and the possibility of limits being put on venues, we determined a decision needed to be made.

Oh a brighter note, we have managed to secure dates for our 46th Class Reunion, May 21 & 22, 2021!  Specifics for our 46th reunion will be the same as the reunion we had planned for next month.  Our Friday night event will be held at the BA Farmers Market and Saturday night will be at Stokely’s Event Center.  More details on these events to come as time approaches.

For those who have paid, we can hold or refund you deposits.  The price for next years reunion will remain the same as this year.

Stay healthy......we look forward to seeing everyone next May!  â¤ï¸

For those who may want to register, here’s registration information again.

Fee:  $60/pp
Check made to:  BAHS Class of 75
Send Check to:
Raynelle Rudolph
1430 S. St. Louis Ave.
Tulsa, OK. 74120

Take Care Y’all.....Be Safe! 

Your Reunion Committee,
Kristi Richardson, Tracy Pharr Upton, Patti Sims, Steven Cregg McGinnis, Chester Rothhammer, Frances Barnes Rothhammer, Randy Gaylor, Raynelle Melton Rudolph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 YEAR REUNION

MAY 1-2, 2015


What a great time we had at our 40 Year Reunion!! 

A time to Visit a little, Laugh a little and Hug a lot!!

We really missed all of you who could not make it!

Friday Night at the Farmer's Market .on Main Street - BA

Class of 1975 along with spouses, and a few friends from other classes in the 70's. We were very honored to have Dr. Clarence Oliver join us, standing front row to the left along with two of our former teachers, Mrs. Linn Ball and Mrs. Carla Dobbins Crow.

                                                                                    

CLASS OF 1975 AT THE SATURDAY NIGHT EVENT AT THE STOKLEY EVENT CENTER

CLASS OF 1975 GRADUATES WHO ATTENDED BA 1ST - 12

STAN LOGAN WHO TOOK THE PHOTO WAS ALSO PART OF THIS GROUP


CHECK OUT JEANNIE SIMMS YORK'S 40 YEAR REUNION SLIDESHOW - SHE DID AN AWESOME JOB!!!

JUST CLICK ON THE TAB IN THE LEFT COLUMN 40 YEAR REUNION SLIDESHOW

40 YEAR REUNION PHOTO GALLERY IS ALMOST DONE

IF YOU HAVE PICTURES TO ADD TO  THE GALLERY, PLEASE MESSAGE ME AND I'LL SEND YOU MY PRIVATE EMAIL.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS

Jay Barnett  1/20
Rick Hash  1/24
Fred Robinson  1/28
Brenda Fryer (Lee)  2/10
Kevin Brown  2/15
Bill Smith Jr  2/15
Larry Clark  2/19