ONIS C. "STUBBY" WARDEN, 89, of Dallas and formerl
of Ranger, TX passed away on Dec. 25, 2004, with burial
in Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.
Stubby was born Jan. 22, 1915 in Bennett, TX to Earnest
Eugene and Emma Sweek Warden. He graduated from Ranger High
School in 1936 Where he earned a football scholarship to Texas
A&M University. Stubby married Juanita Kimbrough (RHS-1937) in
August of 1936 in Mt. Pleasant, TX. Stubby coached for
Clarendon from 1939 to 1942 when he entered the U.S. Navy
serving from 1942 to 1946. They returned to Ranger where he
coached for the high school, winning the 1953 state football
championship. He went on to coach, teach and work as an
administrator in Ranger and Eastland for the next 35 years.
He was very active in the community, serving as Ranger Mayor
from 1980 to 1983, Chamber of Commerce manager, Ranger Lions
Club, the Industrial Foundation, Ranger Boys Club and Board
of Regents for Ranger College. In 2000, Coach Stubby Warden
was inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Association
Hall of Honor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church
in Ranger where he served as deacon for over 50 years.
Stubby is survived by his wife of 68 years, Juanita Warden of
Dallas; daughter, Marilyn Cundiff (RHS-1960) and husband, Ray
of Dallas; son, Jerry Warden (RHS-1965) and wife, Diane of San
Antonio; three grandchildren, Cynthia Young of Kingwood, Mark
Warden of Fort Irwin, California and Kimberely Stein of Memphis,
Tennessee; two great-grandchildren, Will and Elizabeth Ann
Stein and numerous nieces and nephews.
1934 Football Champions
1953 State Champions
Mayors of Ranger
Stubby Warden to be Honored
1953 State Champions Honored in 2003