ALMER CECIL "BUDDY" LOPER, 71, was born on Sept. 19,
1926, and died Nov. 18, 1997. He was in the
Ranger High School Class of 1944 at Ranger, TX. He
was the son of Lillian Ada Franklin & Marion Riley
Loper, Sr. He was living in Odessa at the time of
his death. Buddy had four brothers, M.R. Loper of
Kermit, Alfred Gene Loper of Big Spring (Morton
Valley High School graduate), Wayne Edward Loper
(RHS-1950) of Midland and William Merdia Loper;
six sisters, Wynema Loper Rogers of Grand Prairie,
TX, Thelma Alene Loper Bailey of Lubbock, Imogene
Loper Harper (RHS-1954) of Austin, Gay Nell Loper
Tull (RHS-1956) of Wichita Falls, Dawn Loper Lavon
Rice (RHS-1959) of Las Cruces, NM, and Yvette June
Loper Overstreet (RHS-1962) of Roswell, NM.
BROTHER: ALFRED GENE LOPER, 66, formerly of
Eastland County, TX died in Big Spring with burial
at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX.
Mr. Loper was born in Eastland County & graduated
from Morton Valley High School. He served with
the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received
two Bronze Stars and one Silver Star. He worked
in construction and the oil field for many years
and also was a farmer. He was a Baptist.
He had three brothers, M.R. Loper of Kermit, A.C.
"Buddy" Loper (RHS-1944) of Odessa and Wayne E.
Loper of Midland; six sisters, Wynema Rogers of
Grand Prairie, Alene Bailey of Lubbock, Imogene
Harper of Austin, Gay Nell Tull of Wichita Falls,
Dawn Rice of Las Cruces, NM, & Yvette Overstreet
of Roswell, NM; and many nieces and nephews.