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
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.