Blanchard Alumni Association

Class of 1966

Richard Ray Ashford

Richard was born on Mar 9, 1948 and he passed on Nov 21, 2010.

Following high school Richard entered the US Armed Forces and served in Veitnam. He was honorably discharged in 1971. In 1986 Richard and his wife, Fonda, moved from Blanchard to Blackwall, Oklahoma where he managed the Blackwell Sale Barn.

  • Parents (m.May 7, 1947):
  • Owen Richard "Dick" Ashford (Jun 30, 1924 - Dec 12, 2005)
  • Imogene Hudson (Ashford) (Jun 13, 1929 - Oct 18, 1999)
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    Gerald Wayne Bottoms

    Gerald was born on Dec 21, 1947 and he passed on Mar 8, 2007.

    He was a civil servant for over thirty years working at Tinker Air Force Base where he was an Aircraft Elecronic Special Logistics Manager.

  • Parents (m.Oct 28, 1946):
  • William Kincaid Bottoms (Jun 1, 1927 - Feb 15, 2012)
  • Ella Loretta Hopkins (Bottoms) (May 6, 1928 - Apr 2, 2012)
  • Siblings:
  • Barbara C. Bottoms (Lowrance) (Jan 6, 1949 - Extant) (c.1967)
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    Jerry Don Brooks

    Jerry was born on Aug 20, 1948 and passed on Apr 15, 1988.

    Jerry was a dairy farmer in the Blanchard area.

  • Parents:
  • Rean Wilson "Bogg" Brooks (Feb 2, 1919 - Feb 20, 1987)
  • Wilma Dean Freeman (Brooks) (Sep 25, 1920 - Sep 20, 2006)
  • Spouse:
  • Gwineth Fern Mills (Brooks) (Yeager) (Nov 10, 1948 - Extant) (c.1967)
  • Children:
  • Lance J. Brooks (Apr 2, 1982 - Feb 14, 2012) (c.2001)
  • Siblings:
  • Rene Paul Brooks (Jan 24, 1941 - Extant) (c.1959)
  • Karen Sue Brooks (Finly) (Jan 7, 1943 - Extant) (c.1962)
  • Glenda M. Brooks (Fore) (Sep 7, 1945 - Extant) (c.1963)
  • Larry Dean Brooks (Feb 24, 1951 - Feb 14, 2020) (c.1969)
  • Darla Janean Brooks (Sep 20, 1955 - Sep 20, 1955)
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  • Donald Reece "Duck" Carter

    Duck was born on Oct 6, 1947 and passed on Jul 13, 2019.

  • Parents (m.Dec 28, 1945):
  • Benjamin Reece "Ben" Carter (Jul 28, 1921 - Dec 29, 1990)
  • Margie June Bence (Carter) (Rogers) (Dec 21, 1930 - Extant)
  • Spouse (m.Jan 13, 1967):
  • Mary Sue Hurd (Carter) (May 13, 1950 - Extant)
  • Siblings:
  • Jimmy Dale Carter (Sep 14, 1948 - Extant) (c.1967)
  • Diane Carter (Vaughn) (unknown - Extant)
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    Bruce Edward Carroll

    Bruce was born in 1947 and he passed on Mar 23, 2016.

    Bruce was an artist.

    While Bruce was in his senior year at Blanchard he had twin cousins that were in the 8th grade at Blachard. They were Gary and Larry Crosby. Bruce's mother and their mother were sisters. They left Blanchard after the 8th grade and moved to Minco. They were football stars at Minco and the archives of The Daily Oklahoman are replete with articles about the their football days.

    Here are Gary and Larry's 8th grade photos from the 1965-1966 Blanchard Lion Yearbook.

  • Parents:
  • Ellen Leora "Hodie" Mosher (Carroll) (Frantz) (Sep 14, 1921 - Jun 7, 2017)
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    Otha Douglas Gibson

    Douglas was born on Dec 26, 1946 and made the ultimate sacrifice for his country on Jun 25, 1968 in Viet Nam.

    On May 14, 1967 Douglas was inducted into the US Army and he arrived in Viet Nam on November 4, 1967.

    The 1968 Blanchard Lion Yearbook was dedicated to Douglas.

  • Parents (m.1951):
  • Carroll Winfred Gibson (Mar 23, 1918 - Oct 24, 2006)
  • Wilta Louise Martin (Gibson) (Mar 20, 1929 - Jun 8, 1998)

  • Spouse (m.Jul 26, 1967):
  • Jo Ann Knox (Mar 3, 1948 - Extant) (c.1966)
  • Siblings:
  • Carol Kathy Gibson (Brinlee) (Oct 27, 1952 - Extant) (c.1970)
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    Shannon Bernice Goodman (Bryant)

    Shannon was born on Mar 28, 1947 and passed on Jan 2, 2018.

  • Parents (m.1938):
  • Giles Edward Goodman (Oct 7, 1918 - Jul 22, 1982)
  • Dora Bernice Green (Goodman) (Jan 5, 1922 - May 25, 2001)
  • Siblings:
  • Edward Ray Goodman (Nov 13, 1942 - Feb 20, 2007) (c.1961)
  • Gregory L. Goodman (Sep 4, 1950 - Oct 31, 1997) (c.1969)
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    Larry Leon Hager

    Larry was born on Jul 10, 1948 and passed on Aug 27, 2013.

    In addition to being in the Concrete Construction Bussiness, he retired from the US Postal Service.

  • Parents (m.Dec 15, 1956):
  • Robert Lee "R.L." Sullivan (Sep 24, 1922 - Feb 21, 2005)
  • Waynonia Jean Daniels (Sullivan) (Mar 15, 1929 - Feb 19, 2017)
  • Larry's biological father was Bobby Doyle Hager (Apr 1, 1928 - Jan 16, 1997)

  • Siblings:
  • Richard L. "Rick" Hager (Mar 16, 1950 - Extant) (c.1968)
  • Brenda Jean Sullivan (Kirkham) (Mar 29, 1953 - Extant) (c.1971)
  • Robert Lee "Rocky" Sullivan (Jul 26, 1959 - Extant) (c.1977)
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    Nolan Douglas Martin

    Nolan was born on Dec 27, 1945 and passed on Nov 23, 2008.

    After school, he worked in the oilfield industry, was a construction superintendent and a farmer.

  • Parents (m.Jan 13, 1924):
  • Otha Raymond Martin (Sep 30, 1904 - Feb 4, 1990)
  • Katie Lee Gay (Martin) (Feb 28, 1907- May 29, 1986)
  • Wilta Martin Gibson was Nolan's sister and Douglas Gibson's mother. Therefore Nolan was Douglas Gibson's uncle.

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    Richard Dean Noffsinger

    Richard was born on Dec 12, 1947 and passed on Mar 19, 2004.

  • Parents:
  • Elmer DuWayne Noffsinger (Sep 19, 1926 - May 20, 2005)
  • Nickoine Ann Bailiff (Noffsinger) (Jan 13, 1927 - Mar 12, 2008)
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    Lowell Gene Williams

    Lowell was born on Nov 14, 1948 and passed on Feb 29, 2000.

    After graduating from Blanchard High School he was inducted into the US Army and served in Viet Nam.

    Lowell and Patricia Ann spent most of their years living in Blanchard. Lowell became pastor of Bethal Free Holiness Church in 1998 and they moved to Colcord, OK.

  • Parents (m.Dec 24, 1947):
  • Maxwell Gene "Max" Williams (Jun 18, 1929 - Oct 2, 1990)
  • Florence Jane Creswell (Williams) (Jun 19, 1930 - Apr 30, 1994)
  • Spouse (m.Jul 9, 1971):
  • Patricia Ann Kimbrough (May 24, 1954 - Jun 8, 2017)
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    Kenny Joseph Wood

    Kenny was born on Apr 30, 1947 and sadly, he was killed in an auto accident on Jun 24, 1967.

    Kenny attended Blanchard Public School, but his last year was 1963, his freshman year. Had he remained in school he would have graduated with the class of 1966.

  • Parents:
  • George Martin Wood (1888-1977)
  • Artie Maybelle Kenner (Wood) (1905-2001)
  • Siblings:
  • Mirlene Artie Wood (Vrem) (Jun 19, 1942 - Extant) (c.1961)
  • Harold M. "Tommy" Wood (Aug 30, 1943 - Nov 5, 1997) (c.1963)
  • Jimmy Lynn Wood (abt 1947 - Extant) (c.1965)
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