Blanchard Alumni Association

Class of 1967

Cratis Christopher Bowling

Cratis was born on Sep 15, 1949 and passed on Aug 12, 2015.

In November of 1967 he was employeed by Oklahoma Natural Gas and after working there for 38 years retired in 2005. While he was employed at ONG, he was called to serve in the US Army from 1969 to 1971. After basic training he spent the remainder of his enlistment at Ft. Hood, Texas.

  • Parents (m.Sep 22, 1931):
  • James Walton Bowling (Dec 14, 1893 - Sep 23, 1979)
  • Georgia Merriman (Bowling) (Aug 14, 1914 - Apr 16, 2000)
  • Siblings:
  • Rena E. Bowling (Rider) (Oct 22, 1932 - Dec 18, 1991) (c.1951)
  • Mattie Lee Bowling (Flowers) (Aug 6, 1935 - Oct 8, 2009) (c.1955)
  • Jimmie Joyce Bowling (Broadbent) (Oct 5, 1937 - Extant) (c.1957)
  • Jack William Bowling (Aug 6, 1942 - Mar 4, 2009) (c.1961)
  • George F. "Smoky" Bowling (Sep 25, 1943 - Extant) (c.1963)
  • Virginia Sue Bowling (Mayfield) (Oct 28, 1945 - Extant) (c.1963)
  • Judy J. Bowling (Dec 7, 1953 - Extant) (c.1973)
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    Carolyn Faye Crabtree (Rennie)

    Carolyn was born on Jan 25, 1949 and passed on Mar 13, 2015.

    She was born in Placeville, California and grew up in Blanchard.

  • Parents (m.Feb 27, 1948 @ Foss, Washita, Oklahoma):
  • James Charley Crabtree (Mar 1, 1926 - May 4, 1999)
  • Martha Fay Simmons (Crabtree) (Aug 6, 1930 - Dec 27, 1977)
  • Spouse(m.Feb 2, 1992 @ Clark County, Nevada):
  • John Daniel Rennie
  • Siblings:
  • Patrica Anne Crabtree (Autry) (c.1973)
  • Jan Crabtree (Grady) (Mar 4, 1955 - Extant)(c.1989)
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    Brenda Kay Dickinson (Foreman)

    Brenda was born Sep 12, 1949 and she and her husband, Larry Gene Foreman, passed on Monday May 2, 2005 in an auto accident in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

  • Parents (m.Oct 17, 1945):
  • Doyle Wayne Dickinson (Nov 28, 1921 - Oct 3, 2004)
  • Margaret Viola Jones (Dickinson) (Oct 17, 1924 - Jan 28, 2003)
  • Spouse (e.Dec 1965) (m.Sep 15, 1967 @ Blanchard, OK):
  • Larry Gene Foreman (May 1, 1947 - May 2, 2005) (c.1965)
  • Siblings:
  • Celia Doylene Dickinson (Dec 8, 1946 - Extant)(c.1965)
  • Mary Nell Dickinson (McFarlin) (Sep 9, 1953) (c.1971)
  • Janet Sue Dickinson (Wilson) (Aug 31, 1955) (c.1973)
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    Ronnie Lee Eisenhour

    Ronnie was born on Mar 23, 1949 and passed Nov 9, 2015.

    After high school he attended Central State Univerisary, in Edmond, where he earned a degree in Mortuary Science in 1971. He was a volunteer fireman for the City of Blanchard for 30 years and served as the Mayor of Blanchard from 1976 to 1984. He was the owner and funeral director of the Eisenhour Funeral Home as well as a farmer and rancher. In his later years he was a home builder. In 1994 Ronnie ran for the office of Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor and was defeated in the republican primary by Mary Fallin.

  • Parents (m.Jun 11, 1947 @ OKC):
  • Harold Synder Eisenhour (Dec 13, 1925 - Sep 22, 2005)
  • Donna Jean Kuhlman (Eisenhour) (Aug 24, 1929 - Extant)
  • Spouse (1):
  • Vickie Lynn Blackburn (Eisenhour) (July 10, 1950 - Extant) (c.1968)
  • Children:
  • Jill A. Eisenhour (Parsons) (Jun 17, 1971 - Extant) (c.1989)
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    Jerry Wayne Hall

    Jerry was Born on Dec 14, 1948 and passed on Apr 28, 2007.

    After school he enlisted in the US Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam in the late 60s. Jerry was a very talented baseball player. He played in high school and spent his summers playing American Legion Baseball.

    It's a small world...When I was in the army, in 1971, serving in Alaska I encountered Sgt Vincent Carrier and when I told him that I was from Blanchard, Oklahoma he asked me if I knew Jerry Hall from Blanchard. When I told him that Jerry was my classmate he told me that he served with Jerry in Vietnam. I never got a chance to tell Jerry this.

           -Jay R. Mitchusson

  • Parents (m.Jan 3, 1948):
  • Charles Chester Hall (Mar 15, 1924 - Aug 14, 2018)
  • Thelma Smith (Hall) (unknown - Extant)
  • Siblings:
  • Brenda Hall (Carter) (abt 1950 - Extant) (c.1968)
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    Randall Knox

    Randall was born on Jun 30, 1949 and passed on Feb 28, 2020.

  • Parents (m.Jun 3, 1943):
  • R.L. Knox (Apr 15, 1925 - Jul 28, 1971)
  • Modean Belew (Knox) (May 30, 1924 - Jan 2, 2007)
  • Siblings:
  • Paula Jean Knox (Brown) (Oct 10, 1946 - Extant) (c.1964)
  • Jo Ann Knox (Gibson) (Simmons) (Mar 3, 1948 - Extant) (c.1966)
  • Larry N. Knox (Oct 10, 1956 - Extant) (c.1974)
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    Charles A. "Bubs" Lemons (1949-2008)

    Charles was born on Jul 19, 1949 and he passed on Mar 31, 2008.

  • Parents (m.Jun 3, 1943):
  • William Doyle Lemons (Oct 6, 1917 - Sep 21, 1979)
  • Pauline Vandaveer (Lemons) (Mar 31, 1919 - Jul 1, 2000)
  • Spouse:
  • Leah Jeanie Shatwell (Lemons) (Jun 19, 1950 - Extant) (c.1968)
  • Siblings:
  • Gary Doyle Lemons (Sep 5, 1946 - Jul 5, 2013) (c.1964)
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    Donnie Dow Swanson

    Donnie was born on Feb 11, 1949 and passed on Mar 21, 1990.

  • Parents (m.Aug 14, 1938):
  • Bruce Wilson Swanson (Nov 27, 1917 - Dec 22, 1982)
  • Violet Loretta Webb (Swanson) (Aug 25, 1918 - Nov 15, 1988)
  • Spouse (1) (m.Nov 2, 1968):
  • Brenda Jordan (Swanson) (unknown- Extant)
  • Spouse (2):
  • Donna J (?) (Swanson) (May 23, 1945 - Extant)
  • Siblings:
  • Mary Sue Swanson (Stucky) (Jun 12, 1939 - Extant) (c.1957)
  • Alfred Bruce Swanson (Jul 10, 1941 - Feb 17, 2016) (c.1960)
  • Carlotta Wilson Swanson (Hughes) (Oct 27, 1946 - Extant) (c.1964)
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    Billy Wietelman (1948-Extant)

    Billy was born in 1948 and currently makes his home at Shawnee, OK.

    He was a member of the Class of 1967 but did not graduate with the class. He left school in 1966 and joined the Marine Corp.

  • Parents (m.Aug 14, 1938):
  • Charles Herbert Wietelman (Jul 16, 1923 - Nov 8, 1972)
  • Ima Jo Freeman (Wietelman) (Mayo) (Sep 24, 1927 - May 14, 1989)
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    Linda Ruth Winnard (Milburn)

    Linda was was born on Jan 29, 1949. She and her husband make there home at Coweta, OK.

    She was the class salutatorian.

    Linda was given a personal shower on February 25, 1966. She atttended seminors in Washington and New York City sponsored by the Methodist Youth Fellowship.

  • Parents (m.Oct 19, 1931):
  • Harlan Arthur Winnard (Feb 20, 1909 - Apr 27, 1959)
  • Mozelle Kirkham Winnard (May 10, 1912 - May 7, 2003)
  • Spouse (e.Jun 1967) (m.Aug 4, 1967 @ Blanchard):
  • Kenley F. Milburn (Oct 10, 1947 - Extant)
  • Siblings:
  • Betty Winnard (Culpepper) (Oct 6, 1932 - Jul 27, 2016) (c.1950)
  • Robert Earl Winnard (Jul 5, 1935 - Extant) (c.1953)
  • Lou Ellen Winnard (McGaha) (May 31, 1937 - Extant) (c.1955)
  • Cheryl A. Winnard (Shelton) (Montoney) (Oct 23, 1946 - Extant)
  • Rita M. Winnard (Dennis) (Jan 27, 1940 - Extant) (c.1957)
  • Dale E. Winnard (Apr 23, 1942 - Oct 31, 2017) (c.1960)
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