The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 29, 2012

Birthdays for 8-30-12


Enid News and Eagle

Voth, 80

John E. Voth celebrated his 80th birthday with a reception for family and friends from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 12, at the F.W. Zaloudek Kremlin Community Building. All guests received a red ticket at the event. The winning ticket numbers were 531638 and 531669. Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 87, Kremlin, OK 73735.

John was born Aug. 30, 1932, on the Butler place near Kremlin, the son of Peter H. and Clara E. Voth.

He is a 1950 graduate of Kremlin High School.

He married Mary Ann Sherley Dec. 27, 1957.

He has lived and farmed in the Kremlin community his entire adult life.

He served in the Army from 1953-1955, stationed in Germany.

He is a member of Enid Mennonite Brethren Church and is a charter member of Kremlin Lions Club.

His children are Janet Streck and Diane Fosmire, both of Kremlin, and Gary Voth of Houston. He has 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.



Hatt, 80

Harold E. Hatt, of Enid, will celebrate his 80th birthday Sept. 6.

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he received his B.A. degree in philosophy from the University of British Columbia, an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.A. from Baylor, and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt.

After teaching two years in the ecumenical Bible chair at the University of North Texas, he taught for 34 years at Phillips Theological Seminary in Enid, retiring in 1996, as the seminary completed its relocation to Tulsa.

At the time of retirement he was vice president for academic affairs, dean of the Enid campus, and professor of theology and philosophy.

The author of two books, “Encountering Truth” and “Cybernetics and the Image of Man,” Hatt also published numerous articles during his academic career, as well as writing curriculum materials for The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Ordained by Disciples of Christ, he has preached frequently in northwest Oklahoma, holding interim pastorates and settled pastorates. He currently serves St. John’s United Church of Christ in Okeene.

He and wife, Martha, also are longtime active members of University Place Christian Church in Enid, and helped start CrossWalk United Church of Christ, Enid.

Harold and Martha celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary July 14.

Their children are Fred Hatt, New York City; Frank Hatt, Goshen, Mass.; and Dan Fen Hatt, Las Vegas.

A favorite hobby of Harold’s is designing personalized greeting cards on his computer. Cards for “the card man” should be sent to 1706 E. Elm, Enid, OK, 73701.



Wilson, 90

Dale Oliver Wilson will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception for family and friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, at New Hope United Methodist Church, 614 N. Garland, Enid. Cards may be sent to 5717 Cedar Ridge, Enid, OK 73703.

Dale was born Sept. 4, 1922, southeast of Medford on the Wilson home place to Emery and Mary Wilson.

He is a 1940 graduate of Medford High School.

He enlisted in the Army Sept. 30, 1942, stationed at Enid Army-Air Base for two weeks. He received an honorable discharge Feb. 27, 1946.

Dale met Georgia Daniels while on a weekend pass. They married April 6, 1946.

He began work for Del City Champlin Refinery in 1955. He transferred to Enid Champlin Refinery in 1957, and retired in 1984.

While at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, he founded the Men’s Barbecue Dinner, which still is held every February. He also was on the building committee for New Hope United Methodist Church, where he is a member.

Dale makes inlaid wood tables and crosses from sawdust, and gives them to children he knows.

His children are Joyce Fales and husband Dan, and Jim Wilson, all of Kremlin. He has three grandchildren and four great-granddaughters.