Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1945 RJC

Lilian Ashcraft Cozby LILIAN ASHCRAFT COZBY, 91, of Waco, TX passed away on Aug. 5, 2020, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX. Lilian was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Ranger, TX to Charles P. & J. Utile B. (Butler) Ashcraft. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1945 followed by Ranger Jr. College where she met her future husband Warren Reynolds Cozby Sr. (RHS-1934). Following their marriage Reynolds returned to the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1965. They had seven children. Lilian was active throughout their 70-year marriage. She played the piano and organ at many churches and was the pianist at Grace Baptist Church at her death. Lilian was a member of Central United Methodist Church. She conducted children and youth choirs. She was a Blue Bird leader and Cub Scout leader for her children. She volunteered at Providence Hospital and Heart of Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Lilian retired from the U.S Postal Service as a Postal Clerk. She was active with Order of the Eastern Star starting in 1972 and current member of McLennan No. 639. Lilian served as Worthy Matron several times, Secretary, and Organist. She served as Grand Representative of Puerto Rico in Texas (1999-2001) and board member of Rainbow girls. Lilian was also a member of Daughters of the Nile and the Social Order of the Beauceant. She never met a stranger and was loved by all. Lilian was preceded in death by her husband, Reynolds; her son, Roland Cozby; three grandchildren; and her sisters, Margaret Ashcraft Brown (RHS-1939) & Bernice Ashcraft Ervin (RHS-1941). Lilian is survived by her daughters, Jean Treadwell, Mary Dill, and Ceci Hanson; and sons Robert Cozby, Warren Cozby Jr., & Oliver Cozby (and wife Dana). She had 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Florence Ashcraft Baughman (RHS-1951).