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From the President Shannon L. Rich


Oklahoma Pride: The Next Fifty Years Oklahoma Art in Historical Context Kyle Cohlmia

10 Garriott: Father and Son Space Pioneers Bill Moore


Hall of Fame Member Spotlight: Juanita Kidd Stout Millie J. Craddick

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As I begin my second year of my two-year term as chairman, I am excited about the year ahead. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame will be celebrating its 90th year. For nine decades this organization has done much to promote pride, education, and celebrate our own. 2017 will be no different. We will start the year by making See You Saturdays a monthly event. The second Saturday of each month the Gaylord-Pickens Museum will be open free to the public and feature enhanced programming and activities. The Museum will no doubt become a “regular” on my calendar and should be on your's as well. The Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery in the Gaylord-Pickens Museum will kick off the year with “Oklahoma Pride: The Next 50 Years of Oklahoma Art”, a follow up to our First 50 Years of Oklahoma Art exhibit. The opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled for January 19th and will run through mid-April. It will be followed by “Cowboys and Indians,” a collaborative exhibit featuring the talents of Oklahoma Hall of Famers Harold T. “H” Holden and Mike Larsen. The opening reception for Cowboys and Indians is April 20th. The 2017 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony


will be held on Statehood Day, November 16, in Oklahoma City. Just a reminder, anyone can make a nomination so visit to download a nomination form. In addition, school districts from throughout the state will experience the Museum through our free field trip program, the Oklahoma Scholarship Competition will be held in the spring, artist lectures will be held throughout the year, and the Museum will serve as venue to events from business conferences to weddings. Our service to fellow Oklahomans and growth in opportunities for those we serve would not be possible without your continued support. Please remember all we do and all we have planned when considering your year-end donation. No amount is too small to make a difference in telling Oklahoma’s story through its people. Thank you for your consideration.

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With the New Year upon us, I want to share with you some of our greatest successes for 2016—successes you as a donor have made possible. Most recently, a capacity crowd celebrated the induction of six outstanding Oklahomans to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. On November 17 Rita Bly Aragón, Michael Burrage, Dan Dillingham, Becky Dixon, Kelli O’Hara, and Russell Westbrook became the latest class of Inductees. They were presented for induction by Jane Jayroe Gamble, Molly Shi Boren, Burns Hargis for Ted Elam, Ree Drummond, Pat O’Hara, and Michael Jordan respectively. Details on the exciting night are found in this issue. The Gaylord-Pickens Museum also saw the opening of its first permanent exhibit in nearly ten years. “Picture Yourself” is an exciting hands-on, videoand photo-driven exhibit where visitors of all ages can experience space, rodeo, and meteorology. In addition to the experience itself, guests explore original artifacts on loan by Gary England, John Herrington, Thomas P. Stafford, the family of Jim Shoulders, and the Will Rogers Memorial Museum & Birthplace Ranch, among others. The experiences will rotate again mid-year. Our Teen and Second Century boards hosted their annual events to fund education programming of

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s an art history student, I studied hundreds of works of art in college. I memorized individual artists, mediums, and dates, my notecards spilling over in my backpack and study area and often spread across tables like seashells. I would spend hours with these images, creating smaller, copied versions of the original on cheap, flashcard paper to be handled, turned over, and thumbed through numerous times. I wanted

the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum. The Teen Board’s Oklahoma Land Run and the Second Century Board’s Oklahoma Born & Brewed event not only raised much needed funds for free field trips, Third Thursday, and other educational opportunities, but brought new audiences to support and benefit from all we have to offer. We celebrated every corner of this great state with See You Saturdays over the summer and released our first historical fiction book in our publishing program’s 41-year history. We helped more than 75 high school students prepare to pursue their higher education through our scholarship programs and provided art education through our artist talks and Third Thursday program. 2016 has been an amazing year and we know, with your continued support, we will make 2017 even greater. Thank you for making all we do possible.

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The Next Fifty Years Oklahoma Art in Historical Context

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Harold Stevenson (1929 - ) "Polo" Pastel and watercolor; 25". x 21" Courtesy of the Melton Art Reference Library.

to consume the art, all the way from Rome and Paris, like I was able to view each piece in person. However, what connected these works of art for me was the continuum of dates, years, and artistic movements during which these pieces were created; The Birth of Venus, created in 1486, Matisse’s blue dancers, in the early 1900’s, and more recently, Dan Flavin’s florescent lights of the post-1945 movements, each date, while one or two years apart, connected the timeline of our world’s history in a visual manner. 3


rt history curriculum, like my college courses, is often centered on linear timelines; we start by learning about the beginning, studying the first pieces found by man, and moving forward until we hit recent history. While chronology drives the context for how we study history, the idea of legacy is also an unspoken and important characteristic when looking at culture lineage. As one art form inherently influences the next, and we can date backwards to our world’s history of art as early as prehistoric times, normally coming from a civilization such as Ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, or indigenous Africa, we see how small samples of time complete full periods and movements, but all essentially influenced by each other. For example, the piece, Woman from Willendorf is stated in academia as one of the earliest known artworks, her curved figure influencing the subject for artists as recent as Michelangelo and as late as Matisse and contemporary artists like Kehinde Wiley.

Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) Luiseno “Face” c.1970’s, Gouache, 14” x 14” On loan from Private Collector.


Because Oklahoma is one of the youngest states in the nation, and the United States is one of the youngest countries in the world, we don’t always think of Oklahoma history in the context of the larger, art history umbrella. Amena Butler, artist, curator, and Oklahoma City resident, challenges the notion for Oklahoma’s history in context of the world, and specifically, in context to the world’s art history. Her exhibit, Oklahoma Pride:The Next Fifty Years preludes her first exhibit, Oklahoma Pride:The First Fifty Years, which debuted in the Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery in

th Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, in January of 2015. Two years later, we will see Oklahoma Pride:The Next Fifty Years with a wide variety of renowned artists and educators in context to Oklahoma’s art history. Oklahoma Pride: The First Fifty Years represented artwork that predates statehood by nearly 20 years, and artists who were reportedly the “firsts” in their field to represent Oklahoma culturally. As Butler describes, these were the first to establish a museum in the state, the first to launch an art department at an Oklahoma university, the first to institute an art curriculum for the Oklahoma Public School systems, the first to have a collection formed for Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the first to recommend Native American art as fine art. In essence, these artists represent our region’s early history through their artwork. Oklahoma Pride:The First FiftyYears featured 31 works with 31 artists, including a variety of mediums, showcasing those artists who were essentially the pioneers of the Oklahoma art world, and a part of a larger context of world history. Artists included: Oscar Jacobson, Acee Blue Eagle, Nan Sheets, Alexandre Hogue, Nellie Shepherd, Augusta Metcalfe, Anna Miller, Martha Avey,Woody Big Bow, Paul England,Woody Crumbo, and Eugene Brown, plus three of the esteemed Kiowa Five: Monroe Tsatoke, Spencer Asah, and Stephen Mopope. Oklahoma Pride:The Next FiftyYears focuses on the era of art following World War II, when, Butler affirms,“changes in the art world were being felt during this time. Artists were breaking out of stereotypes and experimenting with different mediums and ways to express their emotions to what had happened to the world and to them personally.” This post-war culture affected many artists, nationally and internationally, inspiring new movements all over the world such as abstract expressionism, color field painting, minimalism, popart, and many more that were unique to the times. The artists featured in Oklahoma Pride:The Next Fifty Years “used modern and experimental techniques for the era they were in,” notes Butler, furthering that “in this exhibit, the different art media that will be

represented are metal, wood, and acrylic mediums used to create different surface design, oil, and threeto-four different types of printmaking techniques.” Beyond style and medium, another concept of this exhibit is that all of the artists Butler features were acclaimed educators, furthering the notion that art history and Oklahoma legacy are on a continuum which must be taught through educational purposes, “I also wanted to know about the legacy of these artists as educators. So in the catalogue that

D. J. LaFon (1929-2011) “Chaim Soutine” 2004, Acrylic, 17” x 13” Courtesy of the Melton Art Reference Library.

accompanies this exhibit, I was able to hear from some of the artists’ former students and individuals who have been influenced by them through their careers or art.” These educators, both at the universities or private institutions, include Paul Maxwell, Joan Hill, Harold Stevenson, Doc Tate Nevaquoya, Dord Fitz, and Doel Reed. Another featured artist, Wallace Owens, is one of the few artists in the show with whom Butler was “blessed to know and talk extensively.” Butler, who graduated from the University of


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Central Oklahoma in Museum Studies, originally grew up in Far East Asia as a military child. Her exposure to different cultures influenced her upbringing, and ultimately, her path to become an artist and curator. “Art was one way I learned about the history of different cultures. It was never intimidating to me; it was something I was always drawn to.” In addition, Butler states, “the beauty of a people, no matter the language or dialect, the art always spoke something ‘we’ could understand together, so I have always loved ancient history.” In addition to having a love for prehistoric art and history, Butler states that she started learning about traditional Asian arts and crafts when she was young, “and the learning experience for me has never stopped.” Butler’s ambition for curation and drive to produce shows that feature diverse artists and artwork is not unnoticed, as she currently works as the Art Resource Curator of the Melton Art Reference Library (MARL) in Oklahoma City, which is a comprehensive resource library, offering information on national and international artists, especially artists that are less well known to the general public. Butler states that the inspiration for this show “was to continue the legacy of Oklahoma’s Art History,” and while “there have been many talented, experimental, pioneering Oklahomans who have not been recognized from not only the art community but from Oklahoma’s educational foundation. These artists have had significant professional, national and international careers, as artists.” Her co-worker and director of the MARL, Suzanne Silverster, states that “It’s nice if Oklahomans take pride in Oklahomans,” which is exactly what Butler’s Oklahoma Pride:The Next Fifty Years offers to museum visitors.Through this curatorial experience, Butler has learned a great deal about Oklahoma art in the context of regional and world history. “Curating shows, I always get to research the different subjects, and I love that,” states Butler. And as for what the visitor can gain from this diverse group of artists: “A sense in the way art tells the world about our history, the way these artists were able to share their sense of their world, and how important the influence of educators

Brunel Debost Faris (1937-2005) Detail Shot: “The Flood 2” 1990, Mixed Media Collage, 6” x 6” Courtesy of the Melton Art Reference Library.

Brunel Debost Faris (1937-2005) “The Flood 2” 1990, Mixed Media Collage, 6” x 6” Courtesy of the Melton Art Reference Library.

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Richard V. Goetz (1915-1991) "Still Life" Oil, 30" x 25" Courtesy of the Melton Art Reference Library.

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still are,” says Butler. However, she also stresses that the learning objective of Oklahoma Pride:The Next Fifty Years is subjective in nature, and open for the viewer to see what they need to see. “I hope visitors and those who attend the talks will come in wanting to see great art by some great Oklahoma artists, and I hope they take away with them some newfound pride and information about these Oklahomans.” Just like the discovery of the Woman of Willendorf, there are signs of ancient art in our home state. These prehistoric and pre-war expressions and movements were shown in Oklahoma Pride: The First Fifty Years, and Butler continues to showcase our unique timeline and legacy through her newest exhibit, Oklahoma Pride: The Next Fifty Years. Butler presents a diversified and unique perspective on Oklahoma art that transcends setting and has strong connection to visual aesthetics and historical context.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is free to the public. There will be two lectures during this exhibit: February 16, 6:00 p.m. Educators & Success of Their Students by Suzanne Thomas Justice March 16, 6:00 p.m. Art Since World War II by Wallace Owens Jr.

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garriott Father and Son Space Pioneers BY BILL MOORE


Dr. Owen Garriott and son, Richard, take part in the Russian tradition of planting a tree before Richard's spaceflight. Richard became the first son of an American astronaut to fly into space.


ittle boys often grow up wanting to be policemen, firemen or astronauts. A lot of times they follow in their father’s footsteps and take up his career. In the case of Richard Garriott, he did both. His father, Owen Garriott, flew into space twice; once on Skylab and once on the Shuttle. Richard says that when he was growing up in his Nassau Bay, Texas neighborhood near Houston, he thought everyone went into space. The houses on each side and the house behind them all had astronauts. And, of course, his father was an astronaut. It was a tough day when he found out that not everyone got to go into space. 11

Owen K. Garriott was born and grew up in Enid, Oklahoma. His maternal grandparents came to Enid just after the land run opening of the Cherokee Strip, while his paternal grandparents bought a relinquishment further to the southwest. His father, also named Owen, was born near Canton, Oklahoma and his mother, Mary Catherine, was born in Lahoma, Oklahoma. Even though Owen grew up during the Great Depression, he felt very fortunate. His father had graduated from Phillips University and worked as a chemist for Pillsbury Mills which gave the family stability during those tough times. Growing up in Enid was like “a Norman Rockwell print” according to Owen. He and his buddies enjoyed hiking the Nine Mile Canyon just west of town. During high school, Owen worked at Enid’s KCRC Radio station as an engineer. He and his father both took an amateur radio license class together. This is something that would eventually figure into his future space career. Graduation from Enid High in 1948 was followed by enrollment at the University of Oklahoma. Owen received financial help from Naval ROTC to get through college. In 1953, he received his BS in Electrical Engineering from OU. He then fulfilled his ROTC duties by serving in the United States Navy as an electronics officer from 1953 to 1956. Owen then headed to Stanford University to pursue graduate work on the G.I Bill. After receiving his doctorate in electrical engineering in 1960, Owen and his wife Helen took a one year

sabbatical from Stanford to go to Cambridge University. For most of their stay in England, Helen was pregnant and a couple of months before it was time to return to the United States, Richard was born. Owen returned to Stanford as a professor in the Stanford Department of Electrical Engineering from 1961 to 1965. Then in 1965, after applying for the astronaut corps, he received a call from Alan Shepard at NASA informing him that he had been selected as part of the first group of scientist astronauts. That’s when 4-year old Richard moved into that neighborhood of astronauts. That early connection to England would have quite an effect on the course of Richard’s life. Early on, he had a strong influence on his creative side from his mother. Helen is a professional artist and Richard inherited her talent, along with his father’s scientific curiosity. While in high school, Richard began designing computer games. This time period was at the very early stages of computer game development. In the summer of 1975, Richard was still a high school student, but through Owen’s alumni connections and newsletters from the University of Oklahoma, they found out about a summer computer camp in Norman. Owen says, “I didn’t need to promote his interest in computer gaming. This was his own high motivation to pursue this activity.” Richard walked in the first day and had a different sounding accent than the rest of the students in attendance. “They thought my accent was English” according to Richard, “so they nicknamed me

Owen Garriott and the crew of the 2nd manned Skylab mission chose as their logo DaVinci's man representing the varied studies of man himself and behind him are the two hemispheres representing the study of the Sun and the Earth.

The launch of the second manned Skylab mission with Owen Garriott onboard came on July 28, 1973. The launch vehicle was a Saturn 1-B used to reach low Earth orbit.

Dr. Owen K. Garriott flew his first mission for NASA on the 2nd manned Skylab crew in 1973. This official portrait was taken with him dressed in his Apollo spacesuit. (All photos courtesy NASA.)


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‘British’ for the Summer. I have used that nom-de-plum ever since!” During the summer in Norman, Richard played Dungeons and Dragons for the first time and read Lord of the Rings. It was a very influential time in his life. He learned math and computer programming skills. And most importantly, he began to write video games. After his summer at OU, Richard would eventually go to work in a computer store back home in Texas. It was here that he was first exposed to an Apple computer with color graphics and perspective. His mother Richard Garriott based his crew patch on his father's first helped him understand perspective Skylab patch with DaVinci's man. It is most appropriate for Richard combining his creativity and love of science. and with that he created the game DaVinci himself was a great artist and scientist. Akalabeth. It began to sell, eventually selling 30,000 copies. Richard’s gaming career had taken off! The launch of Richard Garriott's Soyuz TMA-13 came on During the 1980s, Richard October 12, 2008. They would dock with the International developed the Ultima series of Space Station for a 12-day mission. games. He formed the company, Origin Systems, along with his brother Robert and father Owen, to handle the publishing and distribution of all three Ultima series of games. In 1992, they sold the company to Electronic Arts for $30 million. When Richard developed the Ultima series of games, he included his own character, Lord British. In a later game he developed called Tabula Rasa, he named his character General British. Both names coming from his nickname back in that summer at OU in 1975. At this time, the Soviet Union was breaking apart. Many items turned up in the open market for sale as a result of this breakup. In a December 1993 auction, Richard purchased the title to the Soviet Lunokhod II unmanned rover on the Moon for $68,500. By international treaty, nations of the world have agreed that no country can have land ownership on the Moon. However, Richard points out that does not

prevent private ownership and with his clear title to the Lunokhod, he may have squatter’s rights.


ack in 1965, after joining the other new rookie astronauts at NASA, Owen’s first assignment was a 53-week course in flight training at Williams Air Force Base in Arizona. It was at this school that Owen became an accomplished jet pilot. Since that time, he has logged over 5,000 hours flying time with over 2,900 hours in jet aircraft. After that first year, Owen and the other scientist astronauts began training for space flight. They went on desert survival training, water survival training and geological field site training. Even though the Apollo lunar program was just getting started, it became clear that their future would be in the Earth orbital program known as Apollo Applications, which eventually became Skylab. Part of this study incorporated the Apollo Telescope Mount (ATM) that dealt a lot with solar physics. Owen and fellow scientist-astronaut Ed Gibson developed a training program for the other astronauts for the ATM. Owen was eventually named to the prime crew for the second manned Skylab mission. Launched on June 28, 1973, Owen, his commander Alan Bean, and pilot Jack Lousma headed for their home on Skylab. Aside from the amazing size of the interior of Skylab, an outfitted third stage of the Saturn V Moon rocket, Owen would also have open space to explore outside on three spacewalks. The crew replaced a sunshade, installed six gyros and repaired experimental items. During the mission, Owen’s knowledge of the ATM allowed for 305 hours of extensive solar observations. The crew also Richard Garriott flew his first mission in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft that docked with the International Space Station in 2008.


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The Skylab space station was damaged when originally launched. One side wing solar panel was ripped off and a heat cover was torn away, requiring a parasol type attachment on the first flight. The entire Skylab was created from the third stage of a Saturn V moon rocket. Owen Garriott conducted many of the experiments on the Apollo Telescope Mount while onboard Skylab. This included in-depth studies of our Sun.


completed some 333 medical experiments that would help prepare for life on future missions like the International Space Station (ISS). After 59 days, 24 million miles and 858 revolutions of the Earth, the crew splashed down in the Pacific on September 25, 1973. America’s next space program, the Shuttle, got underway with the launch of STS-1 eight years later. During the interim, Owen had served as Deputy, then Director of Science and Applications. Even later he served as Assistant Director for Space Science at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. As Shuttle became a reality, Owen was flight ready and was assigned to STS-9. This was the first mission with

Spacelab which rode in the cargo bay of the Shuttle. It was a laboratory with medical and scientific experiments. STS-9 launched on November 28, 1983 with a six-man crew and the first payload specialists. On this mission, Spacelab was the home for more than 70 multidisciplinary scientific and technical investigations that took place during the 10-day mission. Owen also made the first official amateur radio calls from space picked up by several operators on the ground using the call letters he was assigned back in Enid as a teenager. After 10 days in space, STS-9 landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 8, 1983. Owen stayed with NASA a couple more years as Program Scientist for the Space Station Program Office until retiring in June 1986. He logged 1,674 hours in space with over 13 hours of spacewalk activity on 3 EVAs. Meanwhile, Richard had been building on his success in the video gaming industry. By 1997, Richard had developed a new genre of his Ultima game to be played online. In 2000, he and his brother, Robert, formed the company, Destination Games. And in 2009, he founded the company Portalarium under which he developed the Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues video game. During his lifetime, Richard has had a great desire to explore. His love of sports has taken him around the world for scuba diving, hang gliding, sky diving and rappelling. He has searched for meteorites in Antarctica, observed mountain gorillas in Rwanda, canoed down the Amazon and dove deep in the Atlantic to see the Titanic first hand. All those years of being around space exploration had kindled that fire to explore space. Richard invested in companies like Zero-G Corporation, the X-Prize and Spacelab. He has

also served as Chairman of Space Adventures, Ltd. This company arranges free enterprise space travel deals with the Russians. Richard purchased the ticket to become the first private passenger into space. Unfortunately, the stock market problems in 2001 caused Richard to sell his seat to Dennis Tito who became the first private citizen to go into space. Richard worked hard and earned his money back, purchasing another seat. On October 12, 2008, he finally reached his dream by launching into space on Soyuz TMA-13 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Owen was there along with Robert to witness the first son of an American astronaut to go into space. On October 14, the Soyuz docked with the ISS and another Garriott was on board a large space station in Earth orbit. Among the many experiments Richard conducted on his mission was an amateur radio call to Earth. Richard had been assigned his late grandfather’s call letters, W5KWQ. Back in Enid those many years ago when Owen and his father had gone to an Oklahoma amateur radio training class together to get their license, it had all now come full circle. Richard called down to Earth and Owen received the call. After twelve days in space, Richard reluctantly returned to Earth, landing in the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft on October 24, 2008. There to greet him on the grassy fields of Kazakhstan, not unlike the grassy fields near Enid, was his astronaut father, Owen. These are amazing journeys that the Garriott family have been a part of since that first homestead in the Cherokee Strip. From Enid to Cambridge to Houston to Skylab, the Shuttle and the International Space Station, the pioneer blood still runs deep in their veins.

Owen Garriott conducted three different spacewalks (EVAs) while on this mission that totaled more than 13 hours.

Owen Garriott conducted the first amateur radio operations from space on the STS-9 mission in December 1983. He still used his call letters earned in a class he took with his father back in Enid, Oklahoma as a teenager.

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When we started with Comtech, it was the end of the headaches other Direct Mail vendors gave us. Now we are getting all of our Corporate Apparel on time as well! Richard Garriott trained in Russia for his mission on the Soyuz TMA-13 flight. Here the crew is preparing to board the spacecraft on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Richard is the cosmonaut at the top of the stairs.

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Juanita Kidd Stout BY MILLIE J. CRADDICK


Juanita Kidd Stout was the first African American woman to be elected judge in the United States and the first to serve on a state supreme court.


uanita Kidd was born in Wewoka on March 7, 1919. Her parents emigrated from Missouri and Mississippi respectively to settle in Seminole County when the state was still a territory. They met in the Indian Territory when one came seeking adventure and the other fleeing oppression. Her dad was adventuresome. Many times he told Juanita of his slow train trip from Missouri to the Indian Territory to cast his lot in one of the early land runs. He was not successful in securing land but he made money by writing letters, at 10 cents each, for those who could not write. His lure to the Indian Territory was irresistible, after a trip back to Missouri he returned and taught in Wagoner several years before moving to Seminole County. Her dad bought a 160-acre farm with no road to it. After having cleared a trail to the farm and building a small house, he took for himself a bride. Kidd’s mother was also a teacher. She drove a horse and buggy to the school until Juanita was born. After that, Juanita was her only pupil. She taught her to read when she was only two years old. She continued to teach Juanita until the age of six, when she entered school and was placed in the third grade.

Kidd said, “I would be less than honest and candid if I did not say that one aspect of my heritage was bitter, and that aspect was segregation. Because of it, only six years of my life – the first six years – were spent full-time with my parents. When I became school age, it was necessary for me to pass several neighborhood schools and to live with my uncle and aunt to go to grade and high school.” Her parents, as well-educated people for their day, instilled the value of education and the importance of achievement in the little girl. Kidd earned many awards at school and agricultural exhibitions for her scholarship and creativity. She was a top student in both grade school and high

Juanita Kidd Stout in her law library in 1988, the same year she was appointed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

school, graduating at the age of sixteen. But Juanita had to leave Oklahoma to find an accredited college, and later a law school that would accept her. She moved to Missouri and attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City for two years. In 1939, she transferred to the University of Iowa and earned a bachelor’s degree in music. At the time she was one of only 2% of black adults holding a four-year college degree. Kidd began her teaching career in Seminole at the age of 20. She taught grade school and also at Booker T. Washington High School where she taught music. Two years later her next teaching assignment was in Sand Springs. This is where she met Charles Otis Stout, who was also a teacher and the boys’ counselor. Kidd was a strong believer in rules and

discipline. As a young woman, many of her students were bigger than she was, and she sometimes had problems with them. She started to send her “problem” students to the man who would one day be her husband, Charles Otis Stout. Soon, the problem students were rare. The relationship between Kidd and Stout appeared to end a year later when Stout joined the Army following the declaration of war. Stout left to serve in World War II and Kidd, along with a fellow teacher, decided to go to Washington, D.C. There was no discussion about their future together.

Juanita Kidd Stout earned the reputation of being tough on gangs. In 1965 she was the subject of an article in LIFE Magazine entitled “Her Honor Bops the Hoodlums.”

Kidd found Washington, D.C. exciting and secured employment as a secretary, ultimately with the firm of Houston, Houston and Hastie. The prominent law firm was in need of an additional secretary and with her excellent typing and shorthand skills, combined with her interest in law and wanting to be a lawyer from an early age, it was the perfect fit. She worked directly with law firm partner Charles Hamilton Houston. On his first leave from the Army, Stout, who had found Kidd’s whereabouts through their former Sand Springs principal, located her in Washington, D.C. The relationship was rekindled and they were married on

June 23, 1942. The couple would never have children. Kidd yearned to become a lawyer and Stout’s Army GI bill made law school a reality. In an interview with Ebony Magazine she stated that although she had “never even seen a woman lawyer, never mind a black woman lawyer,” her husband’s belief in her and investing in her dream was “selfless.” She began her studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C., before transferring to Indiana University in Bloomington, where her husband was working on his doctorate degree. There she earned her law degree from Indiana University School of Law. Kidd returned to Washington, D.C., taking a job as secretary to William Hastie, a prominent African American lawyer. Hastie was soon appointed by U.S. President Harry S. Truman to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Kidd accepted his offer to accompany him as his administrative secretary. After passing the By November Pennsylvania bar exam 1959, Juanita in 1954, Kidd entered Kidd Stout private practice. Her became the first partner was a woman. black woman Even though they only elected to a judgeship in had a neighborhood Pennsylvania. office with three secretaries, they never knew the so-called starvation days about which most lawyers complain. From their first day in practice, clients of all kinds, white ones, black ones, Spanish-speaking ones, and a few from foreign countries with immigration problems, poured in. Many of her clients were people who had never been to a lawyer before. They would say they were leery of lawyers but felt that women lawyers could be trusted. The following year she was appointed as assistant district attorney in the “City of Brotherly Love.” A tireless worker, for three straight years she worked to prepare legal cases from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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In May, 2012, the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was renamed The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice. The 17-story main criminal courthouse for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania was erected in 1994 to alleviate overcrowding in the courtrooms in the Philadelphia City Hall.

Juanita Kidd Stout served as administrative secretary to William H. Hastie in the U. S. Court of Appeals. A former dean at Howard University and U. S. District Judge, William H. Hastie, Governor of the Virgin Islands, was nominated by President Harry Truman to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.


By November 1959, she became the first black woman elected to a judgeship in Pennsylvania. Two months later, she was elected to a ten-year term, beating her opponent by a two-to-one margin. Stout had made history, becoming the first elected African American female judge in the United States. She would serve a tenyear term on the municipal court and was then elected to two ten-year terms on the court of common pleas.

accommodating. She had a keen eye for the line between teenage excess and hardcore crime. Several long sentences she enforced on vicious gang members made her such a hero in Philadelphia that when the executive director of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sent form letters to members of the Philadelphia Bar protesting her “swift justice,” he received so many angry replies that he sent a second letter, beginning

Juanita Kidd Stout was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma, the county seat of Seminole County.

She soon developed a reputation as a tough but fair judge. She was a strong advocate of education, was outspoken against gang violence, deadbeat dads, the exclusion of blacks from juries, and bad grammar. Lawyers stated she was a very stern taskmaster. In the 1960s, Kidd spent time on juvenile court, where she was known for her toughness with gang members and other offenders. She dealt determinedly with offenders and despised crime. She seemed to reserve her greatest wrath for what she believed to be its underlying cause, an almost willful ignorance, especially among defendants who had dropped out of school without learning to read and write. Shirkers could expect no mercy, but if she saw a glimmer of remorse and a spark of determination to do better, she could be

with “I am sorry that our criticism of Judge Stout has upset you.” Her tough attitude made her a pariah to local gangs, and when her mail included a number of death threats she was outraged because, in her own words, “The grammar was atrocious and the letters were riddled with misspellings.” She gave so many fervent lectures on the importance of education that youthful defendants learned to assure her that they attended school regularly, assurance alone might have worked more often if she had not learned to check school attendance records. She routinely sentenced first-time offenders to write long essays, and was such a stickler for proper usage that she corrected her fellow judges’ grammar, and heaven help the lawyer who sought to “appraise” her of something. “I know my

value,” she would snap. “Now if you want to apprise me, get on with it.” When lawyers sought leniency for their youthful clients on the grounds that they had deprived upbringings, Kidd was unmoved. “We didn’t have indoor plumbing until I was 13, “ she once said, rejecting poverty as an excuse for crime. She was featured in a 1965 issue of LIFE Magazine, in an article entitled “Her Honor Bops the Hoodlums.” The article

mixed up with the wrong crowd.” Three years later, the young man came to her office, to thank her for being tough on him. He told her, “The day you sentenced me, I said if I ever got out, I would make something of myself.” The young man went on to graduate from college and law school, and the next time he appeared in Kidd’s courtroom, it was as her law clerk. The Philadelphia Bar Association noted that she “was a mentor for younger attorneys

The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. has more than 35,000 items in the collection for Juanita Kidd Stout. The collection includes correspondence, legal case files, speeches, articles, topical files, family papers, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers relating mainly to her career as a trial judge.

said, “Judge Stout packs young car thieves off with a stern, ‘In my mind, there is no such thing as a joyride; theft is theft.’ And a mighty cheer goes up from parents, car owners, and police.” The article said she received so many threats that a 24-hour police bodyguard was assigned to her. The article quoted her as saying, “The alternative to toughness is surrender. Are we going to turn this country over to cheaters and 14-year-old illiterates armed with bicycle chains?” She always knew when she was making a difference. She recalled passing down an 18-month sentence on a young gang member in the 1970s. “He was the best little gang leader in Philadelphia,” she recalled. “He was bright but had gotten

and an example for all lawyers.” Many believe that Kidd’s success was due to her genuine love of the law. She once said, “I cannot understand how a person can work eight hours a day or more at a job they do not like. I love my job. I just love the law. I enjoy it. If I had nine lives, I’d want to be a lawyer every day of every one, I enjoy it so.” Stout was described as a “tireless and relentless public servant…a champion of justice.” In 1988, Kidd made history a second time. Governor Robert P. Casey appointed her to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. When she was sworn in as an associate justice, she became the first African American woman to serve on a state supreme court.

Sitting on more than 1,900 acres, Indiana University in Bloomington was originally founded in 1820 as the State Seminary before being re-chartered 18 years later. Juanita Kidd Stout earned her law degree from the Indiana University School of Law.

Juanita Kidd Stout served as secretary to Charles H. Houston of Houston, Houston and Hastie law firm in Washington, D.C. before earning her law degree.

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Proud to support the In 1969, Juanita Kidd Stout was elected to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and reelected in 1979, both times receiving the highest number of votes of the Philadelphia Bar Association with respect to judicial qualifications. Although she was appointed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1988 her tenure was brief because an age limit specified by the state constitution forced her to retire one year later at age 70.

Juanita Kidd Stout giving her acceptance remarks following her induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1981.


She returned to the court of common pleas as a senior judge in the homicide division. The majority of her service was as a judge specializing in murder trials in the court of common pleas. Most of her case files relate to trials or hearings where she rendered a written opinion. These were usually either bench trials, where she sat without a jury and ruled on both the facts and the law in a case, or en banc hearings, the first stage of the appellate process in Pennsylvania where she sat with other judges to hear post-trial motions. She also retained files about cases in which there was a great deal of media interest or in which she had a special interest

in the legal issues or the defendants. The Philadelphia City Council paid tribute to the jurist by naming the Criminal Justice Center in her honor. The 16-0 vote ended years of wrangling over who should get the honor. Philadelphia’s court house at 13th and Filbert streets is now known as the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice. Kidd was appointed in 1963 as a Special Ambassador to Kenya, Africa by President John F. Kennedy. In 1967, she was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to American Specialist under Cultural and Education Exchange Program of the State Department. As a participant in a State Department cultural exchange program, she toured six African countries.

Two years later, she was named lawyer of the year by the National Association of Women Lawyers. Two years later she received the highest vote of all qualified judges on Retention Ballot in Philadelphia Bar Plebiscite. During her career Kidd was active in many professional and service organizations and received many honors. Her memberships included the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and the American Judges Association. She also served on the boards of Rockford College, Rockford Illinois, Saint Augustine’s College, Chicago, Illinois, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first medical school that was established for women. Her abilities and contributions have been recognized by eleven colleges and universities, which have awarded her honorary degrees. Her alma maters also honored her. The University of Iowa named her a Distinguished Alumnus and Indiana University presented her with an honorary graduate law degree and the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. When Stout received the Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Service Award in 1980, she was described as a “tireless and relentless public servant…a champion of justice.” In 1981, her home state of Oklahoma, the place she was forced to leave in order to get her college education, inducted her into its Oklahoma Hall of Fame—the highest honor an Oklahoman can receive. Two years later, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame. In 1988, Stout was named Justice of the Year by the National Association of Women Judges, received the Gimbel Award for Humanitarian Services by the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and was named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania by the governor. Juanita Kidd Stout died of leukemia on August 21, 1998. Although she had not heard cases for several months, her plan was to return to the bench. Posthumous honors included Oklahoma Human Rights Award and, as it celebrated its 200th year, the Philadelphia Bar Association named her as a “legend of the law.”


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T he O klahoma H all of Fame


From left, Jim Halsey, William J. Ross, Sharen Jester Turney, Steadman Upham, Kevin Durant, Bill Hancock, and Mike Larsen were inducted as members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

Bestowing Our State’s Highest Honor Seated from left, 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honorees Rita Bly Aragón, Michael Burrage, Rebecca Dixon, Dan Dillingham, Kelli O’Hara, and Russell Westbrook with Presenters, standing from left, Jane Jayroe Gamble, Molly Shi Boren, Ree Drummond, and Pat O’Hara.


n the evening of Thursday, November 17th Oklahoma’s highest honor, induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, was bestowed on six outstanding Oklahomans. More than 1,400 gathered in our state’s capital to attend the 89th annual Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony. The black-tie affair was held in the Great Hall of Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. During dinner the big screens provided guests with a look into the past 12 months of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum. From the Teen and Second Century boards raising funds for education programming and Third Thursday story time and crafts to new releases and book signings through the publications program and offering more than $4-million in cash scholarships and tuition grants to high school students, the images conveyed the many avenues the organization incorporates to achieve its mission of telling Oklahoma’s story through its people.



Oklahoma Hall of Fame Chairman Mark Stansberry, President & CEO Shannon L. Rich, and former chairman and Oklahoma Hall of Famer Tom J. McDaniel prior to the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony.

Oklahoma Hall of Fame President & CEO Shannon L. Rich and Chairman Mark Stansberry, right, presented the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholar medallion to William Church on the evening of November 17th.


s part of the pre-show, Oklahoma Hall of Fame Chairman Mark Stansberry and President and CEO Shannon L. Rich welcomed guests, recognized members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in attendance, and honored Inductees who had passed since the 2015 ceremony. Tom J. McDaniel, a 2006 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Inductee, provided a beautiful invocation. Stansberry and Rich introduced William Church, a senior from Fairview High School, as the recipient of the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. The scholarship has been funded primarily by members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. They recognized Bob Burke, Becky Dixon, Gary England, and Steven W. Taylor for judging the 2016 applicants. In her eleventh year at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, honoree relations and induction administrator Millie Craddick will be retiring at year end. During the preshow she was recognized with a standing ovation for her service to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, and the State of Oklahoma. Stansberry and Rich announced that the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony would be aired on COX OnDemand, KAUT-43, and OETA. They also reminded guests that they would have the opportunity to greet Honorees and their Presenters during the reception immediately following the ceremony in the pre-function area. After a final thank you to those supporting the Oklahoma Hall of Fame by attending, the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of fame Induction Ceremony was underway as Oklahoma Hall of Famers V. Burns Hargis and Michael C. Turpen took the stage for their 14th year as masters of ceremonies. Hargis and Turpen’s first introduction was of Wade Tower to perform “The National Anthem.” Tower returned to the stage to close the show by leading the crowd in “Oklahoma!” The inductions began with Pat O’Hara presenting Kelli O’Hara, followed by Molly Shi Boren presenting Michael Burrage, and Jane Jayroe Gamble presenting Rita Bly Aragón. The crowd

Michael C. Turpen, Class of 2010, and V. Burns Hargis, Oklahoma Hall of Fame Class of 2009, served as masters of ceremonies for the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

was treated to Kelli O’Hara performing “Make Someone Happy” and “They Don’t Let You in the Opera if You’re a Country Star.” The inductions continued with Hargis stepping in for Ted Elam to present Dan Dillingham, Ree Drummond presenting Rebecca Dixon, and Michael Jordan presenting Russell Westbrook. During the show, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s Teen Board served as escorts, ensuring dignitaries were in place to perform their duties. The Teen Board is made up of high school students representing 18 school districts throughout Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame Orchestra, under the direction of Jeff Kidwell, provided dinner music and performed during the preshow and induction ceremony. Gov. Mary Fallin took the stage to congratulate the 2016 Class on their induction, thanked them for their commitment to their home state, and for enhancing the pride associated with being an Oklahoman. Fallin was joined on stage by Hargis, Turpen, and Tower to close the show with Oklahoma’s state song. Guests adjourned to the prefunction area for the after-party.


leader on and off the court, Kevin Durant has established himself as a pillar of the Oklahoma community Wade Towerhis performed “Thethe National Anthem” and led the crowd in “Oklahoma!” during the 2016 throughout career with Oklahoma Oklahoma Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. City Thunder. Durant’s on-court resume speaks for itself and includes six All-Star appearances, four scoring titles, one MVP On behalf of the State of Oklahoma, Award, andperformed a trip to the 2012 NBA Finals. Gov. Mary Fallin congratulated the Kelli O’Hara for the crowd 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honorees during the 2016 Oklahoma Hallan of Fame Durant also has illustrated impressive on receiving Oklahoma’s highest honor. Induction Ceremony. civic responsibility during his time in Oklahoma. After tornadoes tore through much of Oklahoma in May, 2013, he donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to aide those impacted by the storms before touring the devastation. His community mindedness is also prevalent throughout the year as he attends multiple Thunder community initiatives, including the team’s Thunder Fit program, Book Bus, and Holiday assist events. Prior to being selected with the No. 2 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, the Suitland, Maryland native spent one season at the University of Texas where he was named the Associated Press National Player of the Year. He also became the first freshman in NCAA history to earn the Wooden and Naismith awards. After winning the NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award in 2008, Durant has helped transform the Thunder into one of the NBA’s most winningest franchises.


Rita Bly Aragón, DALE


A broadcaster, author, public official, former Miss America and a member of the 2007 Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Jane Jayroe Gamble presented Rita Bly Aragón for induction.


rom Dale, Oklahoma, Major General Aragón served as the first female General Officer, first female commander of the Oklahoma Air National Guard, and first woman in the United States to command a state’s Air National Guard. She was selected as the first woman and fourth Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the State of Oklahoma in 2010. An award-winning educator prior to joining the military to supplement her income as a single mother of two daughters, Aragón taught kindergarten through seventh grade before becoming an administrator in Oklahoma City’s public school system. She was named “Principal of the Year” in 1988 and 1992 and the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Excellent Educator of the Year in 1990. At the age of 30, she enlisted in the Oklahoma Air National Guard

and became a draftsman apprentice with the 219th Engineering Installation Squadron in Oklahoma City. She received her commission through the Academy of Military Science in Knoxville, Tennessee and returned to the 219th as an administrative officer. In February 1989, Aragón became the first female commander in the Oklahoma Air National Guard when she assumed command of the 137th Services Flight at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base. During her career she served two tours in the Pentagon—as Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and as Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force for Manpower and Personnel. She was the senior Air National Guard officer responsible for military and civilian personnel management, education, training, and resource allocation. The American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma, YWCA, The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, INTEGRIS Health Edmond, 4 Star Leadership for Gen. Tommy Franks, Folds of Honor, and Honoring America’s Warriors Foundations, among others, have benefitted from her leadership. Aragón’s awards and honors include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two devices, Air Force Commendation, Army Commendation, Global War on Terrorism, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Legion of Merit. She has been named Oklahoma’s Woman of the Year by The Journal Record, Oklahoma Woman Veteran of the Year by the War Veterans Commission of Oklahoma, and Diversity Journal’s 100 Women in America to Watch, Leadership Fellow at Oklahoma Christian University, inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame, and is the recipient of the Valley Forge Freedom Award.


Michael Burrage,


Attorney, First Lady of the University of Oklahoma, former judge and First Lady of Oklahoma, and member of the 2004 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class, Molly Shi Boren presented Michael Burrage for induction.

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orn in Durant, Oklahoma, and a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Burrage earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State College, known today as Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and his juris doctor degree with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he also served as editor of the Oklahoma Law Review. While in private practice in Antlers for nearly two decades, Burrage was named Outstanding Young Lawyer in Oklahoma, served as president of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and received the Neil E. Bogan Professionalism Award. He was appointed a member of the Oklahoma Supreme Court Committee for the creation of Uniform Civil Jury Instructions. In

1994, President Bill Clinton nominated Burrage to serve as United States District Judge for the Eastern, Northern, and Western districts of Oklahoma and he was confirmed by the United States Senate that same year. The first Native American Federal Judge, he also set on approximately 40 cases of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by designation of the Chief. Burrage served until 2001 when he returned to private practice as senior partner in The Burrage Law Firm, having served as Chief Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma since 1996. Since 2007 he has been founding/ managing partner in The Whitten Burrage Law Firm. Over the years he has lectured at numerous continuing legal education seminars for the Oklahoma Bar Association. A fellow of the American Bar Foundation and member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and American Bar Association, Burrage was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1993 and the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Order of the Owl Hall of Fame in 2013. He also was named one of the Top Ten Oklahoma Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine. Throughout his career, Burrage has been a quiet and anonymous philanthropist. From providing pro bono services and legal advice to quietly funding funeral or education expenses, he believes deeply in helping those in need.

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Dan Dillingham, Enid


Retired counsel at McAfee & Taft, lecturer, and adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Theodore M. Elam was selected to present Dan Dillingham for induction.


an Dillingham was born in Enid, Oklahoma, where he graduated from Enid Public Schools before enrolling and earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Colorado. After serving two years in the United States Army’s 3rd Armored Division Finance Office in Frankfurt, Germany, he returned home to Enid and has since been in private business in the insurance, ranching, oil, and gas industries. Joining his father and brother in the family insurance business, founded by his father in 1927, Dillingham has been instrumental in growing Dillingham Insurance into what it is today—ranked among the top 5% of all independent insurance agencies in the United States. Currently serving as chairman and CEO, Dillingham Insurance serves clients in 38 states. He has been actively involved in

the management of the family’s ranching business, with more than 100,000 acres in Oklahoma and Colorado, and co-founded Suits Drilling Company which operated in Oklahoma, Texas, and South America for more than 20 years. Dillingham is also founder and managing partner of Grumps Limited Partnership, managing investments in non-operated oil and gas production and commercial real estate, among other interests. Dillingham has maintained an active interest in both public and private education and nonprofit organizations. He served on the board of Phillips University and Enid Higher Education Council. He played an active role in the establishment of branch campuses for Northern Oklahoma College and Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Today the campus serves more than 1,500 students in Enid. His nonprofit board service includes director of Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, chair of St. Mary’s Regional Hospital, director of the Oklahoma State Chamber, and member of the Kerr Foundation Agricultural Board. In 2002, Dillingham was elected to the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank-Kansas City where he served as Building Committee Chair during construction of a new bank building. Dillingham’s honors and awards include being named Citizen of the Year and Business Person of the Year by the Enid Chamber of Commerce, named a 2012 inductee into the Enid Public School Foundation’s Hall of Fame and the Enid Walk of Fame by the City of Enid, Citizen of the Year by the Salvation Army, the Distinguished Service Award by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and an Endowed Chair in Business by Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

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Rebecca Dixon, Tulsa


An award-winning American blogger, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, food writer, photographer and Food Network personality, Ree Drummond presented Rebecca Dixon for induction.

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ecky Dixon, president and owner of AyerPlay Productions, began her career in broadcasting at KTUL-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was both a news and sports anchor. In just six years, she was hired by ABC Sports and became the first woman to host a network sports show when she joined Frank Gifford as co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports. Dixon also served as a broadcaster for the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics, World Gymnastics Championships, college football, and the Triple Crown of Horse Racing. She also co-hosted the Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones Show. Dixon later returned to Tulsa and founded Dixon Productions, launching the television special Oklahomans. The show was the first statewide broadcast of its kind and for more than two decades, through 2013, was instrumental

in promoting and celebrating the achievements of Oklahomans. In 1994, Dixon joined forces with communications pioneer Ed Taylor to form AyerPlay. The company broke new ground on the Internet with one of the first live webcasts, when Dixon co-hosted a World Aids Day Symposium, in conjunction with Harvard University. Today, AyerPlay provides integrated marketing services to 7,000 clients nationwide. In 2014, AyerPlay entered the publishing world and Dixon authored her first book, Liberty: Reflections of an Oklahoma Glass Company and its Family. Dixon has received numerous industry awards, including the Saidie Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Women in Communications and the Katie Award from the Press Club of Dallas, Texas. She is a member of the University of Tulsa Communications Hall of Fame. Her community work includes the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Board of Directors, the Sutton Avian Research Center, serving as event chair for its 30th anniversary gala, and The Pencil Box, serving as board president, and is currently communications chair for the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. She served as honorary chairman for the 2016 YWCA Women of the Year Pinnacle Awards.

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Kelli O’Hara, elk city


An attorney and partner at Tisdal & O’Hara, PLLC, CPA and rancher, Pat O’Hara presented his daughter Kelli O’Hara for induction.


elli O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of the King and I garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. O’Hara earned a degree in opera from Oklahoma City University. After winning the State Metropolitan Opera Competition in 1998, she moved to New York City and enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Institute for acting. She made her Broadway debut in Jekyll & Hyde, followed by Sondheim’s Follies, Sweet Smell of Success opposite John Lithgow, and Dracula. In 2003 Kelli committed to a production of The Light in the Piazza at Seattle’s Intiman Theatre. The show

landed on Broadway in 2005 and earned O’Hara her first Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. She moved from one critical and commercial success to another when she joined Harry Connick on Broadway in the 2006 Tony award-winning production of The Pajama Game, for which she received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Award nominations. She starred in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center, enrapturing audiences and critics alike with her soulful and complex interpretation of Nellie Forbush, and garnering Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Award nominations. She later teamed up with Matthew Broderick in Broadway’s musical comedy Nice Work if You Can Get it, earning Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations, as well as the Fred Astaire Nomination. In 2014, her performance as Francesca in the musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County earned her Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Additionally, she starred as Mrs. Darling in NBC’s live telecast of Peter Pan alongside Allison Williams and Christian Borle. O’Hara made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the production of The Merry Widow with Renee Fleming. Her concerts span from Carnegie Hall to Capitol Hill. Film and television credits include Sex & the City 2, Martin Scorsese’s The Key to Reserva, Blue Bloods, Alexander Hamilton, N3mbers, and the animated series Car Talk. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts and the Kennedy Center Honors. Her solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World are available on Ghostlight Records.

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Russell Westbrook, oklahoma city


A 14-time NBA All-Star who won six championships with the Chicago Bulls and the recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Michael Jordan presented Russell Westbrook for induction.

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ince joining the Oklahoma City Thunder with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, Russell Westbrook has made a positive impact on the state of Oklahoma, both on and off the court. A five-time All-Star, two-time All-Star Game MVP, NBA scoring champion, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Westbrook has helped the Oklahoma City Thunder become one of the premiere organizations in all of professional sports. Since the start of the 2009-2010 season, the Thunder has amassed the second best record in the NBA and the fourth best record among the four major professional sports leagues in the United States. The past season Westbrook recorded 18 triple-doubles, the most since Magic

Johnson accomplished the feat during the 1981-1982 season. Additionally, he joined Oscar Robertson as the only other player in NBA history to finish a season averaging 23-plus points, 10-plus assists, and seven-plus rebounds. Beyond Westbrook’s accomplishments on the court, he has taken a leading role in advancing the state through his community and philanthropic efforts. Westbrook’s “Why Not? Foundation” is dedicated to supporting community based education and family service programs while encouraging youth to believe in themselves. Whether it’s Thanksgiving meals to the homeless, giving away shoes and backpacks to children during the holiday season, or opening another one of his signature “Russell’s Reading Rooms,” Westbrook has made it a top priority to better and invest in the community in which he lives. In 2015, Westbrook was recognized with the NBA’s season long Community Assist Award for his philanthropic efforts. His interest in fashion led to a collaboration with Barneys New York. The luxury department store began selling the Westbrook XO Barneys New York line in 2014. That same year he launched the Westbrook Frames eyewear line and in 2015 was named marketing creative director of True Religion’s spring campaign.

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HALL OF FAME PATRONS Phil and Jo Albert, Claremore Richard and Mo Anderson, Oklahoma City A.P. Holding/No Man’s Land, Enid BancFirst, Oklahoma City David Burrage, Atoka Michael Burrage, Oklahoma City Steve and Roberta Burrage, Antlers Cain Holding Group, Spring, TX Cherokee Nation Businesses, Catoosa Devon Energy, Oklahoma City Dillingham Insurance, Enid Christy and Jim Everest, Oklahoma City First United Bank, Durant Mrs. Henry Freede, Oklahoma City Grumps Limited Partnership, Enid Joe D. Hall General Contractors, Elk City Herman and LaDonna Meinders, Oklahoma City Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University Foundation, Stillwater Richard L. Sias, Oklahoma City Gardner Tanenbaum, Oklahoma City Whitten & Burrage, LLP, Oklahoma City Dr. and Mrs. Nazih Zuhdi, Oklahoma City

HERITAGE PATRONS American Fidelity Foundation, Oklahoma City The Chickasaw Nation, Ada Foundation Management, Inc., Oklahoma City Hall Estill, Oklahoma City Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Catoosa Interbank, Elk City Penny and Paul Loyd, Houston, TX Joe and Darcey Moran, Tulsa


TRACKMAKER PATRONS Ascent Resources, LLC, Oklahoma City AT&T, Oklahoma City Beasley Oil Company/ Bank SNB, Oklahoma City Robyn Birdwell, Nichols Hills Wendy and Gentner Drummond, Tulsa First National Bank & Trust of Okmulgee, Okmulgee Marybeth and Ike Glass, Newkirk Gungoll, Jackson, Box & Devoll, Enid Manhattan Construction, Oklahoma City Maples Nix & Diesselhorst Law Firm, Edmond Jeffrey J. and Theresa McDougall, Oklahoma City Mike Moore, Edmond Kelli O’Hara, Westport, CT Substancia Assets Management Group, Oklahoma City Jennifer Traxler, Blanchard University of Oklahoma Foundation, Norman Williams, Tulsa Winchester Group, Chickasha

PIONEER PATRONS Rita Aragón, Maj. Gen. (ret), Edmond BKD, LLP, Oklahoma City Bob and Chimene Burke, Oklahoma City Cameron University, Lawton Dillingham Ranch, Dana Hutton, Gerald L. Nurdin, Leslie Ballew, and Ruth H. Dillingham, Tulsa Dollhouse Bricktown Lounge, Oklahoma City Enable Midstream Partners, Oklahoma City First National Bank of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Randy and Jean Foutch, Tulsa Helmerich & Payne, Inc., Tulsa Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation, Oklahoma City Opolis Clothing and Oklahoma Equine Hospital, Norman Quail Creek Bank, Oklahoma City Security National Bank, Enid Marnie and Clayton Taylor, Oklahoma City Vaughn Family, Oklahoma City

HOMESTEADER PATRONS Charles and Cassandra Bowen Foundation, Oklahoma City Brett Brewer, Edmond Brown Group, Oklahoma City Gene and Jo Brown, Enid Blair Bunch, Oklahoma City Mr. and Mrs. Corbin Campbell, Oklahoma City Mrs. Barbara Cooper, Oklahoma City Mick and Terri Cornett, Oklahoma City Kathy Craft, Tulsa Randy and Teresa Crook, Edmond Mr. and Mrs. Frederick F. Drummond, Pawhuska Sarah and John Edwards, Oklahoma City Greg and Paige Elliott, Chickasha Cheryl and Tom Evans, Enid Linda Faulkner, Oklahoma City Ken and Mary Ann Fergeson, Altus Major General Greg and Kathy Ferguson, Norman Dr. G. Franklin and Judy Forney, Tulsa Frates Insurance & Risk Management, Oklahoma City Chuck and Margaret Gall, Dallas, TX Mr. and Mrs. John Gibbs, Holdenville Glenn Coffee & Associates, Oklahoma City G.M. Sutton Avian Research Center, Bartlesville Bill and Nicki Hancock, Prairie Village, KS Mrs. Jane B. Harlow, Oklahoma City Bill and Pat Harris, Enid Jonathan and Sharla Haworth, Weatherford Honoring America’s Warriors, El Reno Houston Financial, Oklahoma City John and Janet Hudson, Edmond Ronnie Irani, Oklahoma City Ryan Jameson, Edmond Kirchner Investments, Tulsa Sen. Kyle Loveless, Oklahoma City Jason Malone, Edmond Scott and Susan Meacham, Nichols Hills Mill Creek Lumber & Supply, Tulsa Robert Jarman and Jennifer Nelson, Oklahoma City Vicki Miles-LaGrange, Oklahoma City Homer Paul, Edmond William G. Paul, Oklahoma City Art Reed (US Army, Retired), Enid Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Tulsa Desiray and Joseph Smith, Wister Mark and Nancy Stansberry, Edmond The Stock Exchange Bank, Woodward Lina Thompson, Moore Mart and Marian Tisdal, Clinton Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C., Oklahoma City John and Jan Wurth, Wichita, KS Susan and Richard Wynne, Jr., Dallas, TX Jim and Susie Zaloudek, Enid

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TECHNICAL ARRANGEMENTS COMMITTEE Shannon L. Rich, Chairman, Oklahoma City Gini Moore Campbell, Co-Chair, Oklahoma City William Bennyhoff, Oklahoma City Paul Christensen, Palacios, TX Clint Daily, Oklahoma City V. Burns Hargis, Stillwater Jeff Kidwell, Edmond Mickie Smith, Oklahoma City Steven W. Taylor, McAlester Michael C. Turpen, Oklahoma City

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Mat Hoffman in The Chickasaw Nation Oklahoma Through Its People Gallery checking out the Individualism exhibit that he is featured in.

The “Surroundings” exhibit featuring artist Christie Owen opened in the Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery in the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in early September.

OHOF Vice President of Building Operations Jeremy Humbert and Honoree Relations and Induction Administrator Millie Craddick enjoyed the opening exhibit of “Surroundings” by Oklahoma artist Christie Owen.

Guests enjoyed the wide range of mediums featured in Christie Owen’s “Surroundings” exhibit at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

Artist Christie Owen with her largest piece on display in the Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery.

OHOF Program Coordinator Hayley Olson provides a guided tour of The Chickasaw Nation Oklahoma Through Its People Gallery in the Gaylord-Pickens Museum to a class taking advantage of the Free Field Trip Program.

OHOF Tour Guide Maxton Harris lets students explore The Story of the Portraits and The Story of the Building located on the third floor of the Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

Students enjoyed exploring the “Surroundings” exhibit featuring the works of Oklahoma artist Christie Owen.

The Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, hosts school districts from throughout the state that are taking advantage of the Free Field Trip Program.

OHOF Museum Operations Manager Kyle Cohlmia read Fairy Friends by Ruth Howell in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gallery to those attending October’s Third Thursday at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

Following story time, October Third Thursday attendees gathered in the Devon Energy Classroom for craft time.

Monthly, families attend Third Thursday at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum for stories and crafts.

Children attending the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. were excited to receive Author Jane McKellips, seated left, and artist Christopher Nick at copies of biographies from the Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s “I Am Oklahoma Children’s the Dust Storm book signing at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum on Series.” November 12.

OHOF Director of Museum Experience Marissa Raglin, Al Snipes and Melvin Gragg enjoyed the space ex- During the Picture Yourself exhibit opening right, being interviewed by Ashley Kringen of KFOR-TV perience during the Picture Yourself exhibit opening Girl Scout Troop 520 enjoyed the new space Channel 4 to announce the opening of “Picture at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum on November 2. experience. Yourself” in the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.


A young visitor examines his picture after experiencing the new weather exhibit as part of Picture Yourself.

Marissa and Nathan Raglin tried out the rodeo experience during the opening of Picture Yourself.

Nancy and Mark Stansberry assist Ava Humbert and Haven Friske at the craft table during the annual Statehood Day Festival at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

OHOF Director of Events Corie Mills helps guests get crafty in the Welcome Center during the annual Statehood Day Festival.

Students from Oklahoma City University entertained the crowd during the opening of Picture Yourself at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in November.

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame's newest permanent exhibit, Picture Yourself, opened in the Gaylord-Pickens on November 2.

Young Entrepreneur and Artist Market students man their booths next to the Picture Yourself exhibit during Statehood Day.

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Oklahoma Hall of Famer Steven W. Taylor congratulated Kelli O’Hara on her induction following the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony.

Janice Vizarelis, left, and OHOF Vice President Gini Campbell, right, visited with Ree Drummond backstage at the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony.

In October, Frank Merrick facilitated a board retreat for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Board of Directors to prepare for the organization’s 90th year.

From left, Michael Jordan and Oklahoma Hall of Famers Clayton I. Bennett and Gov. Bill Anoatubby visited prior to the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony.

Gov. Bill Anoatubby and Bruce Benbrook “reported the weather” in the new Picture Yourself exhibit at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum during the Honoree and Patron Donor Reception on the eve of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony.

Kelly Kerr, OHOF President & CEO Shannon L. Rich, Nancy Stansberry, and 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honoree Michael Burrage and Meg Salyer visit at OHOF Chairman Mark Stansberry at the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet the after-party following the banquet & induction ceremony. & Induction Ceremony.

Kaleigh and Corbin Campbell, standing, and Annette and Nazih Zuhdi during dinner at the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony.

During the Honoree and Patron Donor Reception, Oklahoma Hall of Famers Bart Conner and Lee Allan Smith explored the space experience in Picture Yourself. OHOF staff following the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony.

Enjoying the Second Century Board’s Oklahoma Born & Brewed event were, from left Ericka Fisher, Tyler Bolton, Brittni Shull, Sandy Cotton, Art Cotton, Bryan Bauer, Caroline Cotton, James Linhardt and OHOF Director of Development Bailey Gordon. Photo by Baker Rowan Creative.

From left, Harold T. “H” and Edna Mae Holden congratulate Dan and Kay Dillingham on Dan’s induction to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honorees Becky Dixon and Kelli O’Hara view their portraits in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gallery.

Oklahoma Hall of Famer Vicki Miles-LaGrange congratulates Michael Burrage on his induction to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

C. Thomas and Meredith Ireland enjoyed attending Oklahoma Born & Brewed to benefit education programming of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and GaylordPickens Museum. Photo by Baker Rowan Creative.


From left, Brenda and Tom McDaniel, 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honoree Kelli O’Hara, and Jane Jayroe and Gerald Gamble at the Honoree and Patron Donor Reception.

Enjoying the Honoree and Patron Donor Reception at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, from left, were Robert and Roxana Lorton, OHOF Honoree Relations and Induction Administrator Millie Craddick and President & CEO Shannon L. Rich, and Dr. and Mrs. J. Philip Kistler.

Oklahoma Born & Brewed, a craft brewer and small plate pairing event, featured 13 Oklahoma craft brewers in the Bennett-McClendon Great Hall of the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. Photo by Baker Rowan Creative.

2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honoree Rita Bly Aragón being interviewed prior to the 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony.

More than 300 attended the Second Century Board’s second annual Oklahoma Born & Brewed event featuring Oklahoma craft brewers to benefit the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Craft Brewers Guild. Photo by Baker Rowan Creative.

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Standard Donor Benefits • Subscription to Oklahoma: Magazine of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Headlines e-update • 10% discount at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum Store • Invitations to organization and Museum events • Program and event discounts for Donors STUDENT $15 All Standard benefits plus: • Annual admission pass to the GaylordPickens Museum for student (must present valid student ID; kindergarten through college eligible) INDIVIDUALISM: $50 All Standard benefits plus: • Annual admission pass to the GaylordPickens Museum PERSEVERANCE: $100 All Standard benefits plus: • Annual admission passes to the GaylordPickens Museum for 2 adults and household children under 18

PIONEER SPIRIT: $250 All Perseverance benefits plus: • Four single-use guest passes to the GaylordPickens Museum OPTIMISM: $500 All Pioneer Spirit benefits plus: • 25% discount on one-time rental of the Devon Classroom GENEROSITY: $1,000 All Optimism benefits plus: • One complimentary weekday use of the Edith Kinney Gaylord Garden or BennettMcClendon Great Hall • Advance opportunity to purchase Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony tickets • Recognition in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony program

Charles Ford Tulsa Gen. (Ret.) Tommy & Cathryn Franks Roosevelt Mrs. Henry Freede Oklahoma City Aulena & Gilbert Gibson Oklahoma City Joan Gilmore Oklahoma City Marybeth & Ike Glass Newkirk Jack & Adrienne Grimmett Pauls Valley Mr. & Mrs. John D. Groendyke Enid Mark S. Grossman & Cynthia L. Brundige Oklahoma City M. K. Gumerlock Oklahoma City Joe D. Hall Elk City Dr. & Mrs. Don Halverstadt Edmond Dr. and Mrs. Michael D. Hampton Oklahoma City Fred & Kellie Harlan Okmulgee Robert J. Hays Chickasha Carol & Robert A.Hefner, IV Oklahoma City

Dr. & Mrs. George Henderson Norman Don & Mary Herron Idabel James R. Higgins, MD Tulsa Mary Sue Hill Oklahoma City* Gary & Betty Huckabay Mustang John & Janet Hudson Edmond Bonnie & Norman Imes, MD Oklahoma City INTEGRIS Health Oklahoma City Mr. & Mrs. Gib James Oklahoma City Willa D. Johnson Oklahoma City Marilyn & Ed Keller Tulsa KWB Oil Property Management, Inc. Tulsa Tracy & David Kyle Tulsa Robert J. LaFortune Tulsa Hilda L. Lewis Oklahoma City Lana & Dave Lopez Oklahoma City Edmund Martin Edmond

John Massey Durant Lynn A. McIntosh Ardmore Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC Wewoka Frank & Debbi Merrick Oklahoma City Mary Frances and Mick Michaelis Duncan Hon. Vicki Miles-LaGrange Oklahoma City Jasmine & Melvin Moran Seminole* Jeaneen Eddie Naifeh Oklahoma City Ronald J. Norick Oklahoma City C. D. & Gwen Northcutt Ponca City* Dr. Marion Paden Oklahoma City Richard M. Parker Oklahoma City Homer Paul Edmond William G. & Barbara Paul Oklahoma City Ruby C. Petty Oklahoma City Dr. Richard W. Poole Oklahoma City* Puterbaugh Foundation McAlester

Jean & Penn V. Rabb, Jr. Lawton Bill & Donna Ramsey Bixby Jack Rawdon & Dr. Andrea Key Oklahoma City Renfro Family Foundation Ponca City Frank C. & Ludmila Robson Claremore* Gennady Slobodov & Salam Ramadan Nichols Hills Lee Allan Smith Oklahoma City* Don E. Sporleder Davenport Nancy & Mark A. Stansberry Edmond Charles & Peggy Stephenson Family Foundation Tulsa Dean Stringer Oklahoma City* Judge & Mrs. Ralph G. Thompson Oklahoma City* Michael C. Turpen Oklahoma City Tallie & Thad Valetine Oklahoma City Mr. & Mrs. W. K. Warren, Jr. Tulsa*

G. Rainey Williams, Jr., Oklahoma City The Winchester Group LTD Chickasha Ruth & Stanley Youngheim El Reno IN HONOR OF Ret. Air Force General James E. Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. David Busby Adam J. & Betty K. Permetter Falato WYOMING W. R. & Judy Howell Wilson

CALIFORNIA Ed Ruscha Venice

IN MEMORY OF Ann Simmons Alspaugh Chester Cadieux Edwin “Ed” Malzahn SOUTH CAROLINA Aubrey K. McClendon Joseph H. Williams Retired CEO, The Williams C. D. Northcutt Companies, Charleston Robert L. Parker, Sr. Kay Starr TEXAS Yvonne Chouteau Terekhov Kenneth H. Cooper, MD Robert E. Thomas Dallas* Lew O. Ward, III Tom & Phyllis McCasland Dallas Frank W. Rees, Jr Irving VIRGINIA Willis C. Hardwick Alexandria Leslie A. Woolley Alexandria

Listed below are all donors to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum at the $2,500 level and above. Funded solely by private contributions, we are extremely grateful for the support of all the individuals and organizations who give to each of our programs and enable us to tell Oklahoma’s story through its people. This list represents donors as of November 30, 2016.

First United Bank Durant Mrs. Henry Freede Oklahoma City Google Pryor Griffin Communications Oklahoma City Mr. and Mrs. John D. Groendyke Enid Grumps Limited Partnership Enid Mr. Joe D. Hall Elk City Inasmuch Foundation Oklahoma City Mr. and Mrs. David L. Kyle Tulsa L Brands Columbus, OH The Lawton Constitution Lawton Kathy Taylor and Bill Lobeck Tulsa Phil B. and Joan M. Albert Love’s Travel Stops & Country Claremore Stores American Fidelity Foundation Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Mr. and Mrs. John Massey Richard and Mo Anderson Durant Oklahoma City Matthew 25:40 Missions A.P. Holding/No Man’s Land Stillwater Enid Ms. Reba McEntire Baseball in the Cross Timbers LLC Denison, TX Norman Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meinders Bill W. Burgess, Jr. Oklahoma City Lawton Mervin Bovaird Foundation Mr. David Burrage Tulsa Altus Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moran III Mr. Michael Burrage Tulsa Oklahoma City Larry and Polly Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Steve Burrage Oklahoma City Antlers Mrs. Mary Nichols Cain Holding Group Oklahoma City Spring, TX Ms. Kelli O’Hara Cherokee Nation Businesses Westport, CT Catoosa Oklahoma City Thunder Cox Communications Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City University Mrs. Betsy Amis Daugherty Oklahoma City Nichols Hills Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. Devon Energy Corporation Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma State University Dillingham Insurance Foundation Enid Stillwater Christy and Jim Everest Adam and Betty K. Permetter Oklahoma City Falato Washington, DC Express Employment Professionals R.A. Young Foundation Oklahoma City Dallas, TX


SUBSCRIPTION $35 • Subscription to Oklahoma: Magazine of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Headlines e-update

Chris & Gini Moore Campbell Edmond Dr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Carlile Oklahoma City Central Liquor Company, Owned and Operated by the Naifeh Family Oklahoma City Checotah Land Mark Preservation Society Checotah The Chickasaw Nation Ada* Dean Andrew M. Coats Oklahoma City Comtech Oklahoma City Bill & Carol Crawford Frederick* Teresa Rose Crook, Edmond Frederick Drummond Pawhuska* Drew & Linda Edmondson Oklahoma City Nancy Ellis Oklahoma City Gary & Mary England Edmond William & Pam Fahrendorf Durant Ken & Mary Ann Fergeson Altus*




Jennifer & Mark Allen Edmond Robert D. Allen Oklahoma City* Joan Allmaras & Mark Houser Edmond Lona A. Barrick Ada Dr. & Mrs. William L. Beasley Oklahoma City Mr. and Mrs. Clayton I. Bennett Oklahoma City Elizabeth Bennett Oklahoma City Dr. William & Theta Juan Bernhardt Midwest City Barbara Bass Berry Sapulpa* Mr. & Mrs. G. T. Blankenship Oklahoma City* Gary & Lovilla Bowser Woodward Montie & Betty Box Sand Springs Sharlene S. Branham Oklahoma City* Phyllis & Russal Brawley Oklahoma City Bob Burke Oklahoma City* Carol & Nevyle Cable Okmulgee

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EXECUTIVE CIRCLE: $3,500 All Generosity benefits plus: • Customized facility use package* PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE: $5,000 All Generosity benefits plus: • Customized facility use package* • Recognition in The Oklahoman, The Lawton Constituition and Tulsa World Oklahoma Hall of Fame Sunday Supplement CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE: $10,000 All Generosity benefits plus: • Customized facility use package* • Recognition in The Oklahoman, The Lawton Constitution and Tulsa World Oklahoma Hall of Fame Sunday Supplement

LEGACY CIRCLE: $2,000 All Generosity benefits plus: • Customized facility use package*

For more information about any of our donor levels or to customize your donor package at the $1,000 level and above, call Bailey Gordon at 405.523.3207.

HONOR CIRCLE: $2,500 All Generosity benefits plus: • Customized facility use package*

*Facility use is subject to availability, and restrictions may apply.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Burke Oklahoma City The Chickasaw Nation Ada Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Durant E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation Oklahoma City James C. & Teresa K. Day Foundation Sugar Land, TX Tom and Judy Love Oklahoma City Magellan Executive Partners Edmond The Oklahoman Media Company Oklahoma City The Puterbaugh Foundation McAlester $10,000+

Mr. and Mrs. J. Hugh Roff, Jr. Houston, TX Mr. and Mrs. William J. Ross Nichols Hills Mr. Richard L. Sias Oklahoma City Simmons Foundation Oklahoma City Sunbeam Family Services Oklahoma City Hal Smith Restaurant Group Norman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tanenbaum Oklahoma City Tulsa World Media Company Tulsa Ms. Sharen Jester Turney New Albany, OH Mr. Chad Tuttle Tulsa University of Oklahoma Foundation Norman The University of Tulsa Tulsa Whitten & Burrage, LLP Oklahoma City Laurie Anne Williams Ardmore Williams Tulsa Dr. and Mrs. Nazih Zuhdi Nichols Hills

Charles and Peggy Stephenson Family Foundation Tulsa Cherokee Nation Businesses Catoosa David Stanley Chevrolet I-240 Oklahoma City Alisa Fellhauer Oklahoma City Foundation Management, Inc. Oklahoma City Phillip Fox Oklahoma City Ike and Marybeth Glass Newkirk Mr. and Mrs. Steven Grigsby Edmond H.A. & Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust Tulsa Hall Estill Oklahoma City Mr. Joe D. Hall Elk City Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hancock Prairie Village, KS Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Catoosa Mr. Timothy C. Headington Dallas, TX Heritage Trust Co. Oklahoma City IBC Bank Oklahoma City $5,000 - $9,999 INTEGRIS Health Oklahoma City Anonymous Oklahoma City Interbank Elk City Anschutz Foundation Denver, CO Mr. Douglas L. Jackson Enid Arvest Bank Oklahoma City Bob Jarvis Oklahoma City AyerPlay Tulsa Mr. and Mrs. Mike Larsen Perkins Mr. Keith Bailey Tulsa Mr. and Mrs. Duke R. Ligon Wewoka BancFirst Oklahoma City Penny and Paul Loyd Houston, TX Big 12 Conference Irving, TX Lynn and Bridwell Families Abilene, TX Pamela Johnson Bloustine, Sergeant Major, USMCR (ret) Mustang Fuel Corporation Oklahoma City Edmond Mrs. Robert Z. Naifeh David Burrage Oklahoma City Durant Mr. and Mrs. Mike D. Case NBC – Altus Altus Tulsa NBC Bank Central Liquor Company, Owned and Operated by the Oklahoma City Naifeh Family Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Norman Oklahoma City Tulsa

Oklahoma City Police Athletic League Oklahoma City Oklahoma State University Stillwater OU/Price College of Business & Rainbolt College of Education Norman Mr. H.E. “Gene” Rainbolt Oklahoma City Mr. Carl R. Renfro Ponca City Renfro Family Foundation Ponca City Saint Francis Health System Tulsa UMB Bank Oklahoma City/Tulsa University of Central Oklahoma Edmond The University of Tulsa College of Law, Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School Tulsa Vaughn Development, L.L.C. Edmond Walton Family Foundation Bentonville, AR Mrs. Myra Ward Enid The Wasserman Foundation Los Angeles, CA Susan Winchester Chickasha Zarrow Families Foundation Tulsa

$3,500 - $4,999 Ascent Resources, LLC Oklahoma City AT&T Oklahoma City Robyn Birdwell Nichols Hills BOK Foundation Tulsa Mr. John Boyd Oklahoma City Daniel Brazeale Oklahoma City Careertech Administrative Council, Inc. Oklahoma City Chae Group, LLC Oklahoma City David Chong Oklahoma City

Cox Charities Oklahoma City Jani Daniel Edmond Alexandrea Doyal and Andrew Ingraham Houston, TX Wendy and Gentner Drummond Tulsa Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation Oklahoma City Ms. Patricia Evans Ponca City Ex Libris Users of North America Edmond Mr. and Mrs. Ken Fergeson Altus First National Bank & Trust of Okmulgee Okmulgee First National Bank of Oklahoma Oklahoma City Charlie Fowler Fort Sill George Kaiser Family Foundation Tulsa Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, P.C. Enid Alaina Hamilton Edmond Helmerich & Payne Inc. Tulsa Brian and Kathy Horner Oklahoma City Dr. and Mrs. Joe Howell Nichols Hills George Knudson Ft. Walton Beach, FL Mary and Tom Lippert Oklahoma City MA+ Architecture & CMSWillowbrook Oklahoma City Ms. Jena Malone Oklahoma City Manhattan Construction Oklahoma City L. Ray Maples, II Edmond Jeffrey J. and Theresa McDougall Oklahoma City McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. Tulsa Earl Bay Mitchell Edmond

Mike Moore Edmond Mrs. Robert Z. Naifeh Oklahoma City Christina Noe Oklahoma City Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Oklahoma City Oklahoma State University Stillwater OGE Energy Corp. Oklahoma City Dr. Scott and Cindi Owens Tulsa Richard and Jan Ronck Oklahoma City Jason Sanders Edmond Austin Schettler Moore Substancia Assets Management Group Oklahoma City Emily Sutton Zurmehly Oklahoma City Patrick and Rhonda Terry McLoud Jennifer Traxler Blanchard Tri County Tech Foundation Bartlesville David Vinson Webbers Falls Catherine Wagner Oklahoma City William T. Payne Fund Nichols Hills Williams Foundation Tulsa Leslie Wilsey Edmond Habib H. Yousefzadeh Oklahoma City

$2,500 - $3,499 Allegro Resources Oklahoma City Allied Arts Oklahoma City Major General (ret) Rita Aragon and Mr. Bruce T. Benbrook Woodward Kim Brauer Oklahoma City Dirk Catron Pryor Century City Artist Corp. Mounds

We want to accurately thank our supporters. If you notice an error, please contact Bailey Gordon at 405.523.3207 or

Colette Coleman Oklahoma City Mr. and Mrs. Art Cotton Oklahoma City Raven Crowl Norman Emily Donohue Norman Downtown Glass, Inc. Oklahoma City Kayla Etter Graham, TX Adam Farr Oklahoma City Mr. and Mrs. Ken Fergeson Altus Heritage Trust Co. Oklahoma City Darlene Irby Mangum Leadership Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC Wewoka Shelley Murray Norman Oklahoma Credit Union Oklahoma City Paycom Oklahoma City S. Bond Payne and Lori Payne Oklahoma City Mr. and Mrs. W. DeVier Pierson Chevy Chase, MD Shannon Rich and Kelly Kerr Oklahoma City William Robinson and Johna Smothermon Oklahoma City Chris and Emily Shoffner Edmond Lee Allan Smith Oklahoma City Ms. Margaret Anne Snyder Edmond SONIC, America’s Drive-In Oklahoma City Matthew Uldrich Norman T.D. Williamson, Inc. Tulsa Yelp OKC Oklahoma City


PICTURE YOURSELF The New Permanent Exhibit Open Now at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame

Step into life-size, gilded frames and “Picture Yourself” as a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame—riding a bucking bronco, forecasting the weather or floating in space.

Visit often because experiences change throughout the year!

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December 2016 | Magazine of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame  
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