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Lattin, Hazel Inez Cubage

Hazel Inez Lattin

Hazel Inez Lattin took the great leap of faith on Sept. 19, 2004 to join her daughter Sally and her husband Raymond who had preceded her in death. For a girl born on a farm in Barham, Arkansas in 1910, she seemed like a big city girl! She always had such a good way to deal with people, make them feel at home, and had a quiet metropolitan personality. She graduated from Classen High School and married Raymond Lattin, who she met at school. He always said it was the best decision he made in his life. They stayed married more decades than many people do years. They both made a difference in the community where they lived. Hazel was one of the "Rosie the Riveters" who went to work at Tinker during WWII. She was in management tech II and some of them still meet after all these years.

She did not "retire" when the War was over but engaged in a lot of volunteer activities. For a lot of years she volunteered her time at the Cowboy Hall of Fame, as well as at her church, her political party, and whoever she saw as a need. She was in the Computer Club at Epworth Villa and was active in many of the activities. She never says acting negative doubt anyone and I'm sure she is now volunteering for various tasks as she was a positive "can do" kind of person. She leaves behind many family and friends who have been blessed by her presence. A memorial service will be held 2 pm Wed., Sept. 22, 2004 at The Chapel at Epworth Villa. Guardian North 11600 N. Pennsylvania 752-9292.

The Oklahoman, September 22, 2004

Lattin, Raymond Lemont

Raymond Lattin, born March 4, 1910 in Perry, OK and died at his home on April 27, 2001. He was one who always wanted to know how things worked. His dad had a music store in Perry and when they added radios, Raymond loved to figure out how they worked. He rode those radio waves out of Perry, OK to the North Pole and many places in the south Pacific during WWII.

He moved to OKC in 1927 and attended Classen H.S. where he met "the one", Hazel Cubage and made a deal he would be a good boy if he got to attend classes with her. They married Feb. 4., 1930 and she was still "the one" for those years.

Their daughter, Sally was a graduate of OSU and liked to ride a Palomino in the 89er parade in OKC. She died in Australia 1977 and is survived by her children and grandchildren: Sara Rae Kelley, Smitty Richardson, Sheri Rae Womack, and five great grandchildren.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Hazel and two nephews and one niece.

Raymond went to work with electronic airborne equipment and those radio waves helped with many of the projects that won WWII. He was a part of the Norton bomb sight development, and worked out a lot of navigation problems and that was the reason for flights over the North Pole and areas of the South Pacific. He had the autographs of the crew of the Enola Gay and the pilot of the "Pucusan Dreamboat" the first high latitude navigation system that allowed the plane to set a world record for flight time.

He and Hazel were members of First Baptist Church. Raymond was a member of OSU Alumni Association, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1735, The Grand Lodge of Oklahoma Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons of Guthrie where he was a Master Mason, and National Cowboy Hall of Fame. He played tennis for many years, was a volunteer for the IRS and for awhile he did Real Estate appraisal.

He hunted big game in Alaska and made the most of his life. He saw any problem as an opportunity and Raymond will be missed by the family and many friends. Family wishes are memorial contributions may be made to Integris Baptist medical Center Foundation, 3400 NW Expway, OKC, OK 73112. Memorial services are 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 30 at First Baptist Church Chapel.

The Daily Oklahoman