Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1950

Betty Freeman Ryan BETTY JO FREEMAN RYAN, 88, Mom, Mama, Grandmom, passed away on July 2, 2021, due to pancreatic cancer. Her ashes were buried in Spring Creek Cemetery. She leaves behind a heartbroken family that will forever miss her laughter, love, and her homemade rolls. Betty was born ... well, we're not sure. The doctor said it was the evening of Jan. 24, 1933, but Grandma Julie said it was after midnight, making it Jan. 25, 1933. She was the youngest of 8 children. Brothers- Willard Freeman, Edward Freeman (RHS-1944), and Leland. Sisters- Odessa, Willie, Flogene Freeman Throne (RHS-1948), and Imogene. Betty Jo was born to Earl Franklin & Julia Viola McCoy Freeman at home in Ranger, TX. She grew up in Ranger, attending Ranger High School in the Class of 1950. Later she graduated from Droughns Business College and went to work at American Aggregate. In 1953, she married Curtis N. Ryan. Over the years, they would live in San Marcos, Odessa, Dallas, Duncanville, Mansfield, and Weatherford. Along the way, they had 3 of the best kids ever. Betty worked at Duncanville ISD, InLook Outlet, & Pier One. She and Curtis owned fabric stores in Mansfield and Ranger. For enter- tainment, she loved working puzzles, playing board games, and planting and replanting flowers in the yard. She and Curtis played Bingo, bowled, were members of the Granbury Antique Car club, and held many, many garage sales. Most of all, she loved coupons and getting a good deal. Betty is preceded in death by her parents and all her siblings. She leaves behind her husband of 68 years, Curtis. Also, her son, Richard and Joci Ryan of Red Oak, daughter, Karen Holmes of Brock, daughter, Janet and David Spector of Denton. Grand- children: Jason Holmes, Julie and Dustin Pavelek, Curtis and Sarah Ryan, Kristine and Jordan Hanna, Kelly Ryan and Adam Hoeft. Great-grandchildren: Carson, Emily, Austin, Anna, and Weston.