In Memory

Tommy Lenz

 Tommy Dale Lenz  (by high school  he could have dropped Tommy for Tom)

Born: 01/01/1949  Born at Murray Memorial Hospital in Dodge City, KS   (that works for me)

His birth mother had serious health issues and he was quickly adopted by aunt/uncle: George Carl Lenz B: 01/26/1923 of Dodge City & Katheryn Lucille Lindsey B: 09/05/27 Chetopa, KS  They also moved to Wichita, KS. 

Tommy Dale Lenz Died 08/30/1994 in Wichita, KS  

He was a minister and bricklayer. One of the genealogy web sites shows him as a veteran, but we could not get into that part to see what branch of service.


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07/20/17 05:16 PM #1    

John/Rocky Gawthrop

Tom was a good friend in high school. We snared 1949 Chevy with the roof cut off for $25. It provided so much fun as we drove it in and around the big ditch. We kept it going by pouring in bulk oil in it until it finaly died. We spent a lot of time playing spades over at Nicki Steward's house. God bless both of their souls.

08/17/17 12:07 AM #2    

Tripp Gibson

Tom was a great friend to me. When I transferred from Heights as a Sophomore, Tom was the first person to get to know me. He guided me all over and introduced me to a bunch of people. He was an awesome friend!! I was very sad to hear of his passing.

08/17/17 06:53 PM #3    

Don Kabler

As I recall Tom's wife was in the military, don't know what branch. I do not rememberTom being in the service, but I could be wrong. I remember being in Ronnie Lowe's car when Ron and Ton decided to race on mcclain blvd, at the curves south of 13 st. Tom had a 50 something Olds or Buick, big heavy car and got side ways. He got the car back under control but lots of tire squalling and smoke. As Tom said the next day at school,the bad thing was his dad was coming from the other direction and saw the near accident, think he was grounded for a while. That was the same car Ron Lowe totaled on the same curves with Big Mike Davis, Lynn Stevens and Jim Ard in the car not to long afterwards. Bounced the Nova off a light pole and rolled it I think, it was bad, all were very lucky no one was seriously injured. No sure but think a little alachol might have been involved.

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