Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1940

Owen Ed Rose & Beatrice OWEN ED ROSE, 80, formerly of Ranger, TX died on July 19, 2000 in Eastland, TX, with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX. Mr. Rose grew up around Ranger and attended school there. He joined the U.S Army and served six years in the last Calvary Corps. He was then transferred to Military Police, until being discharged because of injuries. He married Beatrice West in 1943 and worked as head electrician for Diabol for 10 years, and later owned and operated a ranch. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ranger, the Disabled American veterans, American Legion, Eastland County Sheriff's Posse, Veterans of Foreign War II, Eastland County React Club and the Ranger Exes Association. Survivors at the time of his death include his wife, Beatrice, of Ranger; three daughters, Carolyn Rose Braddock (RHS-1963), Neita Rose Melton (RHS-1966), both of Ranger, Shirley Rose Cole (RHS-1969) of Washington State; one son, Johnny Rose (RHS-1967) of Ranger; two sisters, Maurene Rose Bratton of Ranger, Colene Rose Tenny of Gorman; one step-sister, Edith Belyeu of Breckenridge; two brothers, J.C. Rose, Marrien Rose, both of Ranger; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-great-grand- children. WIFE: BEATRICE LOUISE WEST ROSE, 81, formerly of Ranger, TX died on Sept. 27, 2006, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Rose was born in Laurel, MS, on Sept. 6, 1925 to Porter & Willie West. She married Owen Ed Rose (RHS-1940) in 1943 in Laurel. He preceded her in death in 2000. She was a member of the Ranger General Hospital Auxiliary in 1974 and of the Ranger Exes Association & a lifetime member of the DAV Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading and all types of hand work. Survivors at the time of her death include three daughters, Carolyn and her husband Clyde Braddock, Shirley (RHS-1969) and her husband Jimmy Cole (RHS- 1969) and Neita Melton of Ranger, one son Johnny and his wife Joy Rose of Granbury, her mother Willie West, & four brothers, Roy and wife Daisy Nell, Harold and wife Lecia West, Robert and wife Barbara West, and Haskel West, 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 3 step-great-grand- children. BROTHER: J.C. "RED" ROSE, 84, of Ranger, TX died Dec. 10, 2001 at his home. Mr Rose was born on Feb. 17, 1917 in Baird, TX, to James C. & Ramie (Simmons) Rose. He graduated from Baird High School and attended Police Academy. He worked for the City of Ranger first as a patrolman and later as Chief of Police for some 28 years. He was a past member of Oddfellows & Royal Neighbors and attended the Church of Christ. Survivors at the time of his death are one daughter, Margaret Greene of Olney; one brother, Marvin Rose of Ranger; two sisters Susie Maurine Bratton of Ranger and Colene Tenney of Gorman; a step-sister, Edith Blue of Breckenridge; two grandson, Kevin Dumith of Dallas and Shayne Dumith of Olney; one great-grandson, Zack Dumith of Olney; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Leon Stewart of Ranger.