O'Con Breedlove, Alma - Deceased
Oden Rice, Marsha - Millicent Crossing Apartments #713, 6700 Millicent Way, Shreveport, LA 71115
Odom, Charles A. - 8039 Broadacres Rd., Shreveport, LA 71129; 318/603-7992
Odom Payne, Mavis (spouse Ira) - 5 Payne Lane, Greenbrier, AR 72058; (cell) 501/514-3687; firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2004 Mavis wrote: "I retired August 31 of this year (2004) after 33 years with the U.S. Government Food Stamp program. My husband and I also owned a mechanical contracting company we retired from three years ago. I have one step-daughter and two handsome, brilliant grandsons. I am a Grand Officer in the Order of the Eastern Star, on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Missionary President of my church. When I have any spare time, I enjoy boating on beautiful Greer's Ferry Lake."
2009 - "I'm retired! My husband Ira and I are very active in the Order of the Eastern Star Fraternal Organization. We enjoy traveling; this May did the Alaska cruise and train into Fairbanks, have also done the Hawaii, Panama Canal, and N.E. cruises. Last year, we went to Scotland, rented a cottage and a car and toured the country on our own. We have also toured Italy and the Holy Land. My husband is a private pilot, we have a grass landing strip on our place and two airplane hangers. If there are any pilots out there, you may come visit us at Ira's 52AR on the chart. I also enjoy boating on beautiful Greers Ferry Lake and relaxing around my pool."
2014 Update: In 1983 I married the “love of my life,” Ira Payne, and got a bonus daughter. Ira and I started our own mechanical contracting business in 1986. I also continued to work for the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Ira retired in 2001 and we closed the business. I continued to work for Arkansas DHS until September 2004, completing 33 years of service for them. We are active in the organization – The Order of the Eastern Star. We have both served in the highest position attainable in our Grand Jurisdiction.
Grandchildren: I never had children of my own, by choice, but my bonus daughter gave us the two most brilliant and beautiful grandsons in the world. They are now grown and one will make us great grandparents in January.
Life lessons/experiences: Make any/all sacrifices necessary to get a good education. I finished my degrees at Northwestern State University in January of 1969; it opened many doors for me. We enjoy traveling and have been to or through all 50 states, to Israel, Jordan, Scotland, Italy, Canada, Mexico and all the Latin American countries. We have done seven cruises and five Alaska vacations. We are pretty content now to just boat on the nearby beautiful Greer's Ferry Lake and hang out around our own swimming pool.
Ogburn, Glenn Roy - Deceased
Oxley, Dewayne - 354 Evangeline Drive, Elm Grove, LA 71051;
In 2004 Dewayne wrote: "I retired in May 1995 after 30 years as a Tool & Die-maker with AT&T. I'm divorced, have two children and six grandchildren. I live on a beautiful, moss-covered peninsula called Frenchie's Pocket, on Lake Bistineau. I've been an avid photographer for the last 33 years. Years ago, I owned Image Makers Photographic Studios, across from AT&T; in the early 80s, I was the weekend photographer for The Shreveport Times newspaper. While there, I was able to photograph U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter & Ronald Reagan; stars Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Gordon McRae, Ricky Nelson, Dionne Warwick, Barry Manilow and several others. My photographs were featured two consecutive months in 1987 in Popular Photography Magazine. The national attention made the front page of The Shreveport Times. In 1995, as a retirement present to myself, I bought a new 1996 Harley Softtail Classic, and now travel to a lot of motorcycle rallies, such as Sturgis, Daytona and Austin. Most of the time when I'm home, I'm printing large photographs for the wall, mounting and framing some of my favorite shots over the years.