|Born||Barbara Jo Lawrence|
February 24, 1930
Carnegie, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||November 13, 2013 (aged 83)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jeffrey Stone (m. 1947; div. 1949)|
John Murphy (m. 1951; div. 1957)
Lester R. Nelson (m. 1961; div. 1976)
NORENE MURPHEY HOKETT
Norene Hokett was a treasured professor of speech communication at California Baptist University for forty years. She began and directed the Speech and Debate team where her love for the forensics activity was instilled in hundreds of students. Her gift of humor and storytelling was brought to life in her book “Main Street was Two Blocks Long” documenting her childhood years growing up in Carnegie, Oklahoma. She loved to travel, enjoyed cooking, writing, reading, and coaching the many speech team students that represented California Baptist University. Her passion was teaching and this gift she shared with generations of students. She was a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and received her master’s degree in Speech Communication from Texas Women’s University (now Texas Christian University). She taught English and Drama at Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas and Fort Collins High School before moving to Riverside in 1967.
Tsat-Mah (Door Woman) was born to Jimmy and Be-ko-be-ah (Took something away) Quoetone (Gui-tone – wolf tail) in Carnegie, Oklahoma. At the time of her birth, a Sun Dance was held north of town. Her name was changed to Carrie when she attended the Rainy Mountain Boarding School with other Kiowa children. Although children were punished for speaking the Kiowa language, Carrie was among the few Kiowas who still spoke the Kiowa language fluently.
Carrie received a 160 acres (0.65 km2) allotment of land from the federal government as a full-blood member of the Kiowa Tribe. She married Joel Sahmaunt and had 10 children. She believed in education. All of her children went on to continue their educations after high school.
Carrie attended the Mount Scott Kiowa United Methodist Church, founded by her family in 1895. Many family members are buried in the Inter-Tribal Cemetery there. The church was declared a historical site by the United Methodist Church.
More than 400 people attended her 100th birthday party in 2004.
Representative Ron Langmacher
Birth Place: Ogallala, NE
Home City: Carnegie, OK
Political Experience: Representative, Oklahoma State House, 1992-2004 and Democratic Party Credentials Committee, Sixth District.
President, Carnegie Chamber of Commerce
Experience, Carnegie Masonic Lodge
Experience, Carnegie Rotary Club
Board of Directors, Chair, Oklahoma Vocational Administrative Council
Board of Directors, Oklahoma State School Board Association
Board of Directors, President, Oklahoma Vocational and Technical Educational Council, Inc.
Board of Directors, Vice-President, Caddo-Kiowa Vocational Technical Center
Representative Ron Langmacher Bridge: The bridge crossing over the Washita River on State Highway 9, approximately two (2) miles east of Carnegie, has a permanent marker bearing the name.