Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1940 RJC

Mary Moore Elder MARY BETH MOORE ELDER, 92, of North Richland Hills, TX died peacefully on June 18, 2015 with burial at Laurel Land in Ft. Worth, TX. Mary was born Feb. 18, 1923 in Graham, TX to Hugh Austin Moore & Ethel Maurine Myers. She graduated from Ranger High School with the Class of 1940 and attended Ranger Jr. College for one and one-half years at Ranger, TX. She was a piano pupil and very popular in the music activities in both high school & junior college. Mary Beth married the love of her life, J.W. Elder (RHS-1940), in March of 1943 in Yuma, AZ and afterward they made their first home in San Diego, CA. During their 55 years of marriage she was a devoted wife, meticulous homemaker and a loving and patient mother of three, spanning twenty years. Mary Beth shared her love of music and piano by always being active in her church as a pianist or choir member. She was an award winner in garden clubs while living in Houston, enjoyed puzzles of all kinds, sewing, crochet, knitting and her famous cross-stitch. She loved to cook and was known in certain circles for her home-made pickles, jellies and Christmas fruitcakes. She loved to read and had a way with words herself. Mary Beth loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church Watauga. She so enjoyed her weekly trips to church where she was surrounded by so many that doted on her. She possessed a kind, sweet and gentle spirit. She was described as a classy lady, and beautiful both inside and out. She most especially loved her family! “Gran” to her grandchildren and great- grandchildren…time with her was special. Everyone loved to make her laugh, and she loved to and brag on each and every one. She set such a fine example as she so lovingly cared for her husband and mother in their final years. Mary Beth was blessed with a long and full life! Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, J. W. Elder, Jr., brothers, Hugh Austin Moore (RJC) and Rufus Aaron Moore (RHS-1941), sister, Mattie Kathryn Eggers & grandson, Christopher James Elder. Survivors at the time of her death – Son, Michael Ray & wife, Berni Elder of Bedford; daughter, Lisa Karen & husband Steve Green of North Richland Hills, son, David James, and Rhonda Hausner of Bloomingdale, IL. Grandsons, Adam and wife, Stephanie Green of Schertz, Mark and wife, Janna Green of College Station, grand- daughter, Michelle and husband, Charlie Dale of Dallas; five great-grandsons, Nate, Caden, Zach, Rylan & Layton, and one great-grand-daughter, Macie.