A total of 18 first-year students were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta March 22 at the University of Science and Arts. ALD is a national scholastic honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first year students. Initiates included, front row, from left: Allyson McMahon, Shelby Sapcutt, Steffi Danford, Curtis Awbrey, Cheyenne Frizell and Sky Corby. Back row, from left: Dominique Midgett, Bryan Hutchinson, Felicia Arroyo, Kelsea Mallette, Kylee Taylor, Daniel Bokemper and Joshua Cook. Not pictured is Halie Cain, Danielle Hinch, Calandra McCool, Nicole Stege and Carla Wasson.
Exceptional first year students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored March 22 as they were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta -- a national honor society for college freshmen. The luncheon honored 18 students at the college.
Prominent Pauls Valley attorney Hildred Meinders, 97, died March 26, 2005. She graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women (now USAO) in 1932 and became a leader for women in the field of law. She eventually served on the OCW Board of Regents.
Hildred Barnard McCants Meinders of Pauls Valley was born January 27, 1908, to James Franklin and Maude (Putman) McCants in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where her father was serving in the first legislature of Oklahoma after having helped draft the constitution and by laws of the state.
Julia Brooke Osborn was born to Mike and Dianna Osborn on Nov. 18, 1984, and died in a car crash along Turner Turnpike on Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 15 in Sapulpa, with interment in the Garden of Our Savior at Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Services were under the direction of Green Hill Funeral Home in Sapulpa.
Funeral services for Evelyn Bell Williams, formerly of Chickasha, will be held Saturday, November 13, 2004, at 11:00 a.m., at Epworth United Methodist Church of Chickasha, with Don Horton officiating. Evelyn Bell Williams was born June 21, 1918, in Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma, the oldest of five children born to Thomas Jefferson Bailey and Luella Mae Bailey. She grew up in Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma and graduated from Ft. Cobb High School in 1936. After high school she attended college at Oklahoma College for Women and Southwestern State College, where she earned her lifetime teaching certificate.
June Stovall of Lakewood, Colo., died August 26, 2004, shortly after celebrating her 87th birthday. She was born Leota June White on June 21, 1917 in Clinton, OK, the only child of Ann and Arthur White, both school teachers. She graduated from Oklahoma Women's College with a degree in Latin and began teaching school. She married William Stovall on June 10, 1938. They both taught school and moved to various parts of Oklahoma and Texas. After visiting the Gunnison area, they moved to Colorado. In 1954 they were among the first families to move to the Applewood area.