Ralph receives birthday surprise

A surprise birthday party was given for Lorene Ralph of Sallisaw, formerly of Vian, on Dec. 2 by her children, Susan Washington and husband, Bryce of Neosho, Mo., and Ronnie Ralph and wife, Debbie of Clyde, Texas.

Lorene turned 88 years young and celebrated with a cookout and cake and ice cream. The biggest surprise for Lorene was that she got to celebrate with so many family members and friends, most from out of town.

Family members enjoying the day with Lorene other than her children, were granddaughter, Teresa Lane; grandson, Chris Ralph and his son, Zarren all from Texas; grandson, James McGee; great-granddaughter, Kirsty Wimberly and husband, Justin all of Tulsa; granddaughter, Shawna Brassfield, husband, Will and their son, Heath from Miami; sister, Loretta Rogers and niece Paula Hines of Sallisaw; Claudine Holt of Texas; and Lloyd Holt of Sallisaw. Friends attending were Sandra Brockman, Dorothy Harden, Kay Cruz, Mary Remer and Lena Fern Risley all of Vian. Everyone enjoyed good food, good fun and just spending the day together.

Sequoyah County Times

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