CAMILLA HUNT McLAUGHLIN was the daughter of
Susan Bobo Hunt (RHS-1912) & sister to Robert Lee
Hunt (RHS-1940). Her father was Robert L. Hunt
who was killed in a car/train collision at the
old Prairie Crossing when she was a small child.
Camilla continued her education at the University
of Oklahoma where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa on
June 3, 1940. Since WWII had started, she went
to work at Tinker Air Force Base at Oklahoma City.
When the war was over, she applied in Dallas at
Braniff Airways for a flight stewardess position
and was hired. Camilla was soon promoted to
Supervisor of Flight Stewardesses. In May of 1947,
she married Keith McLaughlin. They had a daughter,
Suzi, and a son Chris. Keith had attended Ranger
Jr. College at Ranger, TX in 1940 to take the
Civilian Pilot Training course & Keith’s sister,
Margaret McLaughlin Owen was a faculty member at
Ranger High School, teaching music, through 1945.
Marriage to Keith began a life-long time of travel
as they moved from oil company to oil company covering
Wyoming, Colorado and the Dominican Republic where
she is shown on the patio of their home in Santo
Domingo. Keith drilled two dry holes & they returned
to the States & settled in Midland, TX where Camilla
commuted to Lubbock and Texas Tech and earned
a Master's Degree in Spanish. She was made head of
the Foreign Languages Department at Midland High
School. She taught school for several years, but
became disenchanted and talked Keith into moving
to Houston, where she had many relatives. She got
into real estate and was quite successful, but the
Houston traffic problem was too much or them, and
back to Midland they went. She continued her real
estate career in Midland for some time before retiring,
and was active in the Midland Society of University
Women & the High Sky Squares square dance organization.
In 1991 she was diagnosed as having two aneurysms in
her brain & on Sept. 1, 1994 she died as a result
of those aneurysms.