Note: These pages were re-hosted from the school's web pages in Feb. 2008. Many of the entries are out-dated. Please provide future updates and additions to Ted Wright for (1110 W. Main, Collinsville, Oklahoma, 74021) & Please include your senior / graduation year.

1970-1979 Collinsville High School Alumni


Arthur Dale Baker
Self-employed: "Arthur Baker Design"

Karen Ericksen Cox

Jo Stanley  Derwin
I am a 1970 graduate. Please add my email address to your website, if you would please. It is My name was Jo Stanley. I hope to hear from my classmates. I now live in Grove, OK. I am married and have one daughter, a step-daughter, and step-son. I also have 6 grandchildren. I am a school counselor in Gentry, AR. I try to read your news online as often as I can. Thanks. Jo [5-12-2008 Update]

Ellen Garner Dortch -- (3/14/2010 Update)

Janice Johnson Pollard
Married Kenny (Class of '69). We have two sons: Brady & wife Angel, children Caleb & Gentry and Court & wife Laura & daughter Adeline. I am principal at the Early Childhood Center at Collinsville Public Schools. -- (4/27/2010 Update)

+ June 2011 Update ECC building re-named in Honor of Janice.

Walt Lentz
Cristy and I have four grandkids, one each from our four children.. -- (1/12/2011 Update)
-- [Sept. 2010 Airman Acres Flyin]
June 20, 2012: Sr. Manufacturing Engineer at Cameron Measurement Systems ( in Duncan.

Obituary for Jerry "Sandy" Hughes (January 27, 1952 - September 28, 2011).

Leon Hadley -- (Feb. 2012 Tulsa Tech Update)

Judith Jean Shepherd (1952-2014)

Lyndee (Wilson Bailey) -- 1952-2019


Nancy Nash Heap
Living in Frederick, OK. Married since Aug 1972, to Roger Heap and have two grown sons. Our son, Todd lives in St. Louis and is married with 4 sons, ages 9, 8, 7 and 4...he is the head of Monsanto's U.S. Soybean production. Our son, Aaron lives in NY and is married (no kids, yet) and a mathematics professor at SUNY-Geneseo. My husband is an insurance specialist for Co-Op and Ag-related businesses and I run a child daycare out of my home. My e-mail is: RNHEAP@PLDI.NET -- (5/21/2009 Update)

Cathleen Cheney Mathews

Robert "Bobby" Ray Pavey -- passed away at age 54 in Jamestown, New York, Sept. 9, 2007, after a short battle with cancer.

Teresa Ann (Varela) Jackson (February 20, 1953 - January 01, 2018) -- CHS 1971 -- Funeral services (2:30 p.m.) Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.


Melva Teachman-Curtis

A small group of ladies from the class of ’72 have been meeting once a month for lunch. If you’re interested in joining us, please let me know. We’d love for our group to grow.

Virginia Vining Deckard

I would be interested in helping with the reunion.  I am currently living in Arkansas City, Kansas, but will be moving home at the end of this year.  All kids are grown and gone and could help quite a bit.

Wayne May

Graduated 1972, currently living in St. Marys GA. Retired Military Police USN, and working as a Georgia Police Officer in Camden Co. GA. Just curious about what happened to anyone back in Midwest.

Darla (Dildine) Davis or

I attended Spartans School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, and have spent the last 27 years supporting the United States Army as a civilian contract worker here at Ft. Hood TX. As a Level III Nondestructive Testing Technician I spend my days keeping the Army Aircraft safe and flyable, and ready to deploy. My husband C.L. and I have 5 adult children, 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, we travel home to C'ville several times a year to visit Mom. Hope to see you there on our next trip that way. -- (added 2-7-2008)
-- (Nov 2009 news)

For Alumni information: Susan Ritchie passed away September 26, 2012. -- Ken Ritchie (12/18/2012)



Linda Van Gieson

Mobile, Alabama

Pam (Thomas) Webb

Working for Collinsville Public Schools, two children in college, would love to hear from alumni!


Dana Crutchfield Howard

Married Ken Howard graduate of CHS class of 1973. We have been married for 28 yrs. Still live in Collinsville. Ken works for American Airlines as a Supervisor. I work part time for Collinsville Schools. We have three children Justin 25 yrs, graduated from CHS in 1996, married to Tarra Landon, graduated from CHS 2000, March 23,2001 Jayme 16 yrs, 10th grader CHS will graduate in 2005 Cheerleader and Volleyball. Student Council and Class officer Joel 16 yrs, 10 grader CHS will graduate in 2005 Football, Wrestling attends TSAP at Tulsa Vo-Tech will attend Vo-Tech full time next year. Joel also races Sprint cars number 3J.

Kathi Orcutt Harper

Live in Collinsville.  I am an RN at Saint Francis Hospital.  Married to Mark, Police K-9 Officer, have three children, Jill (USAF Captain), Michael (attending OU), Amy (C-ville Soph. Cheerleader)

Vickie Weabe Black
Live in Collinsvile and work for Aaon Inc. Married to Bill Black. (9/16/2010 Update)


Sherri (Jackson) Clark

Married Ted Clark (class of '74) two daughters Valerie (class of 2001) graduated OU 2005 is at Univ of Mich Law school and Jackie (class of 2003) will graduate OU May 2007 BS in Nursing

DeWayne Donaldson
I now live in Salina, KS, with my wife, Maniqua, and my 10 year old daughter, Avery, who will be in the 5th grade next fall. My oldest daughter, Rachel, lives in Ponca City with her husband, Phil, and my granddaughter, Regan. My son Daniel is attending graduate school in Tulsa and is planning to attend Physical Therapy school and will be getting married next spring. I just completed 30 years working for the YMCA movement and am currently the President/CEO of the Salina Family YMCA. If anyone would like to get in touch with me they can call me at 785-825-2151 or email me at -- (5/13/2011 Update)


Keith Whitfield

Website:   I live in Owasso, OK with my wife Dana (Harrison, CHS class of 79) and our two boys, Ryan and Alex. I work in Tulsa as a Visual Basic programmer. Our class has their own alumni page at .


LaVieta Rich (Rauh)

Renee' Oslin Smith

It's getting close to time to start thinking about our 30 year reunion. Would love to start getting addresses and information early.  Please start e-mailing your info to me as soon as you can.  Jack and I have been married 25 years. He's working at Nordam and I just got hired to teach Middle School Special Ed at Nowata.  Kara is 22 and has a baby boy, Ethan Philip; Allyson is a Freshman at UCO in Edmond and Clint is a Collinsville Cardinal football player #3, he's 11 and in the 5th grade.

Katherine A. Williams
[9/28/2010 Update: This is to inform you that my email has changed from kpepsi to
My name is Kathy (Williams) Hayford class of 1977. Work at Piggly Wiggly in collinsville. I have 1 son and 5 grandclidren 4 girls and 1 boy. There names are Jade Jasmine Jalissa Seth and Katie. You can also reach me on facebook. I go by Kathy Hayford.]

The Passing of Brother Gary Yingst -- July 8, 2019 (CHS 1977)


Nora Anderson

Just moved back to Collinsville after living in Wyoming, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.  Have worked for the Federal Government for 7 years.  Worked as a professional youth minister for 12.  Have 2 wonderful dogs. Lots of nephews and a neice.  God Bless you old friends.

Kevin R. Folsom

Live in Beeville, TX with my wife Dena. 4 Children, Michael 19yrs. just graduated for Marine Corps Boot Camp, Sarah Marie 11 yrs. Briana Nicole 10 yrs. and Marisa Renee 7 yrs. I'm an Aircraft mechanic working for Boeing on Navy aircraft T-45. Also a member of the Beeville Volunteer Fire Dept. ( CAPT.) for the past 6 years.

Melanie Palmer Garrett

Works at Collinsville School, Husband Jerry is a Tulsa Firefighter Son ,Ryan graduating in May 2002, signed full-ride scholarship to TU for Football. Amy, daughter, 6th grader just voted "most friendly".

Randy Graham

Lives in Tulsa for 18 years - 1 son - James R Graham III - Corporal in the Marine Corp - 2 grandsons - James R Graham IV - 7 & Thomas Ray Graham - 4.  Works for OSECO for 9 years - married for 25 years.
I wanted to send an update for the alumni. My son Sgt James R Graham III was killed in
Iraq on August 1, 2005

Billy D. Higeons
I am married to Beckie Jones for 31 years. Two great kids Barbara, and Billy, I also have one Grand Baby, Aiden Scott. I am retired from the Army, and still work for the Army in Missouri. I have lived all over the world and now reside in Missouri. I enjoy my cars, motorcycles, horses and my family. I would love to hear from old friends. -- [Jan. 23, 2011 Update]

John Miller
My wife Joy and I will have been married 27 years (as of August 2008) and live in Lewisville, Texas (Dallas area). We have two “boys”. My oldest son David will be a senior in college at Southwestern Assembly of God University majoring in Criminal Justice. My youngest son Ben just graduated High School and will be starting a junior college this fall. He feels called to be a youth pastor. I work as an RF Staff Engineer for a company called Enfora in Richardson, Tx. I previously worked for Texas Instruments (Defense) in Lewisville which was sold to Raytheon in the mid 1990s and for Motorola in Ft. Worth. [7-22-2008 Update]

Boyd Schultheiss
Still married to high school sweetheart Kelli Sellers almost 28 years.
Three girls who all graduated from C'ville. Two were valedictorians and one was Salutatorian. [6/10/2009 Update]


Message added 12/23/2008If you are an alum of the Collinsville High School graduating class of 1979, please visit You can update your profile, see pictures from past reunions, give the planning committee suggestions for the 30 year reunion and much more! If you have questions about the reunion, contact Lori Feil Rubottom at:

Robin Nash Wellhouse
Living in Alaska for the past 13 years, working for the federal government as a Occupational Safety & Health Specialist.
Married to DJ with 5 kids between the two of us - Christy, Lena, Will, Hollie, and Robert
and 5 grandkids - Caitlyn, Audrey, Jeramiah, Samantha, and Devin.
[8-19-2008 Update]

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