Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1950 RJC

John Marlow STANLEY "JOHN" RICHARD MARLOW, 91 of Midland, TX peacefully departed this life on Jan. 14, 2024 surrounded by his loved one, with interment in Midland. John was born on Feb. 15, 193, at his home in Olden, TX to Stanley Tidwell "John" Marlow and Lena Inez Ferguson Marlow. He attended grade school in Olden before graduating from Ranger High School in the Class of 1950 in Ranger, TX, Ranger College, and SMU in Dallas. During his school years in Ranger, he worked as a soda jerk at Oil City Pharmacy. In Jan. of 1954, John married the love of his life, Betty Ann Ligon, in Electra, TX. Their union was blessed with two children, John Mark Marlow and Jeffrey Craig Marlow. John and Betty were married for over 63 wonderful, love-filled years prior to her passing in 2017. John dedicated 40 years of his professional life to Magnolia Petroleum Company, which became Mobil Oil & later ExxonMobil, working in various locations such as Electra, Wichita Falls, Dallas, Midland, & Houston. He retired in 1992 after serving as the Manager of Computer Systems for the Midland Area. He served as Vice President and/or Board Member of the Exxon Mobil Retiree Club since retirement. A true gentleman with a kind and gentle spirit, John was an active & faithful member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and the Keystone Sunday School Class in Midland. He actively participated in church commit- tees and held various offices in the Keystone Class. As a cherished "Grandad," he loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren with his whole heart, and his contagious love for life and those around him left an enduring impact that will live on forever. John was predeceased by his wife, Betty Ligon Marlow, son Jeffrey Craig Marlow, parents Lena Inez Ferguson Marlow Moffett & Stanley Tidwell "John" Marlow, step- father D.O. Moffett, sister June Thompson, brother-in- law Cournel Wesley Thompson, sister Jean Elder, brother- in-law Billy Ray Elder, grandson Landon Zane Marlow, and brothers-in-law Jimmie Clarence Ligon and Bobby Vann Ligon and wife Polly. He is survived by his son Mark (Deborah) of Christiansted, VI, grandchildren Harmony Marlow Szymanski (Stan), Evan Marlow (Alyssa), granddaughter in-law Casey Marlow, Michael Marlow (Amanda), Russell Marlow (Diane), Heath Marlow (Sara), Cami Marlow, great-grandchildren, Dean Szymanski, Myles Szymanski, Ainsleigh Marlow, Penelope Marlow, Asher Marlow, Illyeria Marlow, Kellie Marlow, Brayton Marlow, Hayden Marlow, Kinley Marlow, Bailey Marlow, Colson Marlow, Max Marlow, Elara Marlow, and Elias Marlow, many nephews and nieces and countless friends who will all continue to cherish his memory. John leaves behind an incredible legacy. May he rest in eternal peace. WIFE: BETTY ANN LIGON MARLOW, 81, of Midland, TX passed away on Feb. 26, 2017 in Midland. Her parents were Yeuleata Mae Foster & Robert Earl Ligon. Betty graduated from Electra High School, attended Draughonís Business College, and worked at Electra State Bank. The most important part of her life was the love for her family and extended family. She met and married John Marlow in Electra, TX in 1954. They were happily married for sixty-three years.She was a member of Midlandís St. Lukeís United Methodist Church and loved being a part of the Keystone Sunday School Class where she developed many great and cherished friendships. Betty was very competitive and enjoyed all table games. She was an avid bridge player, both socially & Duplicate, spending many hours at Allison Bridge Center. She loved dancing and belonged to the Ballroom Dance Society, the Country Western Dance Club and the Senior Citizens Bridge and Dance Clubs. Through this, she met and loved many friends we would not have known otherwise. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jimmie Ligon and Bobby Ligon (her twin) and his wife Polly, in-laws June and Tommy Thompson, and Bill Elder. She is survived by her husband, John, two sons, Mark, and wife Deborah, Georgetown, TX, Jeff and wife Anglea, Midland, TX, Grandchildren Harmony Szymanski (Stan), Landon Marlow (Casey), Evan Marlow (Alyssa), Michael Marlow (Amanda), Russell Marlow (Diane), Heath Marlow (Sara), Cami Marlow (Jared) and Lexie McDorman, and fourteen great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Jean Elder and Nancy Ligon, and many very close longtime friends.