Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1928 RJC

Minnie Hayden MINNIE ELIZABETH HAYDEN MITCHELL, 93, died on Feb. 20, 2006 in Abilene, TX, with burial there in Elmwood Memorial Park. She was born Sept. 3, 1912 in Bridgeport, IL to Alonzo and Christine Waggoner Hayden. Minnie attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1928 and Ranger Jr. College at Ranger, TX. She was a graduate of Hardin Simmons University. She married Elzie N. Mitchell Jr. who also died in 2006 after 69 years of marriage. They were known as "Minnie and Mitch" to their friends and were inseparable. Minnie taught school in the Abilene area for one year. She was a member of First Central Presbyterian Church where she was active in the church and the women's activities As they had no children, Minnie was a constant companion on her husband's business trips for West Texas Utilities. After his retirement, they enjoyed adventurous extended R.V. trips. She was very creative and artistic. She designed and hand made a rose Christmas tree using 500 gold tin can lids. To friends and family, Christmas had not arrived until the Christmas tree was in the bay window glittering with a spotlight. Her brothers were Wayne Hayden (RHS-1930) and Jack Hayden, both now deceased.