Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1930

J.D. Nichols J.D. NICHOLS, 71, passed away Sept. 19, 1985. He was born on Sept. 28, 1913 in Granbury, TX to Watt & Martha (Armstrong) Nichols. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1930 at Ranger, TX & married Ruth Gregg in 1943. J.D. served on the Ranger ISD Board in the 60s. His siblings were William Nichols (RHS-1923) & O.B. Nichols. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. WIFE: RUTH GREGG NICHOLS, 94, passed away Feb. 16, 2014 in Smithville, TX. Burial was at the Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. She was born near Carbon, TX on Dec. 30, 1919 to Mack Monroe & Sallie Pearl Perkins Gregg. Shortly after graduating from Rising Star High School in 1937, she moved to Ranger, TX where she began nurses training at Ranger General Hospital. She married J.D. Nichols (RHS-1930) in 1943. After raising a family, Ruth returned to her nursing career until her retire- ment in 1983. J.D. passed away in 1985. During their 40 years in Ranger, Ruth and J.D. were members of the Second Baptist Church. In 1987, Ruth moved to Buckner Baptist Retirement Village in Dallas, TX where she spent almost 20 years as a volunteer in two different elementary schools. She was known by all as “The Cookie Lady”, baking countless cookies for everyone around her. She was a member of Grandview Baptist Church in Mesquite, TX. In December of 2012, her failing health brought her to Smithville for the last year of her life. Ruth will be remembered for her hard work and service to others. At the time of her death, Ruth was survived by her daughters, Neva Lee (RHS-1971) and husband Steven Lee of Rowlett, TX, Tawana (RHS-1965) and husband Terry Rosanky of Smithville, three grandsons, Ryan Rosanky, Kyle Lee, & Aron Lee, two granddaughters, Tara Rosanky Bayer and Tracy Rosanky Dyess and nine great-grand- children.