Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1939 RJC

Morris Newnham MORRIS LYMAN NEWNHAM, 91, of Dallas, TX died on Jan. 24, 2014. Born in Ranger, TX on June 19, 1922, he attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1939 but later moved with his parents to Longview where he grad- uated from Longview High School. He graduated from Rice University and soon commissioned in the Navy from the US Naval Academy in WWII. He served as a Naval Officer aboard the U.S.S. Boston in the South Pacific. He married Roberta Newlin of Houston and they moved to Ranger where he operated Ranger Frozen Foods and served as President of the Texas Locker Plant Association. During those years, he served as President of the Board of Regents of Ranger Jr. College, Rotary Club and Ranger Jaycees. He also served on Ranger City Commission before election to Mayor from 1961 to 1968. He was president of the Mayor's and Councilman's Association of the Texas Municipal League. He served on the Board of Directors of First State Bank. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ranger and served as President of the Board of Stewards. Mr. Newnham retired in 2012 from RBC Securities where he was a Senior Vice President. At the time of his death, he was survived by his loving companion for 38 years, Carolyn Lee of Dallas, TX; his wife Roberta Newnham; a son Ray Newnham (RHS-1965); a daughter Nancy Oliver (RHS-1969); 4 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Catherine McMillan.