MAXELLE SHIRLEY TOWNSEND, 81, of Midland, TX died
January 8, 1999, in Midland, TX. She was a 1934
graduate of Ranger High School at Ranger, TX.
Burial was at Sand Flat Cemetery in Grand Saline,
Mrs. Townsend was born on March 18, 1917 in
Grand Saline. She married Brady Cecil Townsend
(RHS-1933) in April of 1934 in Benjamin. Brady
Townsend was her schoolmate in the RHS Class of
1933. They were longtime residents of Ranger,
having moved to Midland in 1993. She was a member
of the First Baptist Church in Ranger. She was
preceded in death by her husband Brady in 1994.
Survivors at the time of her death include two
daughters, Shirley McLaren of Monahans and Sandra
Keys of Midland; three sisters, Minnie Lee Evans
(RHS-1939) of Dallas, Dealva Vaughn (RHS-1932) of
El Paso and Ruth Lindsay (RHS-1926) of Omaha, NE;
a brother, Elbert Shirley (RHS-1929) of Monument,
NM; and seven grand-children, seven great-grand-
children and one great-great-grandchild.