Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1938

Billy Turner BILLY JOE TURNER, 92, of El Paso, TX, died on Feb. 19, 2013, with interment at Fort Bliss Cemetery. He was born in Eastland County, TX, June 2, 1920, to James Layne & Myrtle Turner. He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Ranger High School in 1938 at Ranger, TX. In 1940, he arrived in Washington, D.C. where he worked for the FBI, then served in the U.S. Navy. He fell in love with Nadine Leathers & they married in 1942 in D.C. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. After the war, he received his master's degree in Commercial Science from Southeastern University. Bill and his family moved to Albuquerque in the fifties where he worked for a new gas pipeline company, Pacific Northwest. EPNG bought this company and the family moved to El Paso in 1962. Bill worked and retired from EPNG's Treasury Department in 1982. They left El Paso & retired to Granbury, TX, where Bill spent many happy days on the golf course. In 1992, they returned to El Paso, where he continued with his love of golf. Bill Turner enjoyed his life--great fishing trips with great friends, his family, his wife, conver- sation, good food, pets, laughter and telling stories. Bill Turner is survived by his wife, Nadine, and daughters, Paula & Laura. DAUGHTER: PAULA JO TURNER, 73, of El Paso, TX was born on July 27, 1946 in Ranger, TX. She was the daughter of Billy J. & Nadine L. Turner. Paula passed away in El Paso, TX on Feb. 21, 2020 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her sister Laura Turner and her life-long friend Elaine Lewis. Paula was a life-long lover of art and books, an avid reader from childhood up to the end. She enjoyed collecting paintings and sculptures and exploring estate sales in search of finds. She had many interests in her life. She loved cats and birds and all the backyard wildlife, even the skunks and especially the foxes. She loved all kinds of music and live entertainment that included Broadway shows and local productions. She was an avid shopper who loved shoes, jewelry, sun glasses, sharp clothes and a great bargain. To everyone's surprise Paula became active in Weights & Conditioning, Yoga and Tai Chi (she loved her sword). She had many friends who are going to miss her quick wit and kindness. After four decades of teaching art she always enjoyed running into former students. Fortunately she had many encounters.