Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1954

Mary Ann Elder MARY ANN ELDER MARA, 77, died Aug. 6, 2013, in Abilene, TX with burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. The daughter of Josie (Clemons) & J.W. Elder, Sr., Mary Ann was born on Dec. 22, 1935 in Valley Mills, TX, & graduated from Ranger High School in 1954. She was a homemaker, having married Bob Mara in Nov. of 1953 in Ranger, TX. She was a member of Southwest Park Baptist Church in Abilene. She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, John William Elder, Billy Ray Elder (RHS- 1943), James Edwin Elder (RHS-1940), Sammy Lee Elder (RHS-1948), and Dean Elder (RHS-1950). Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Bob Mara of Abilene; daughters Twanna Cooksey & husband Larry of Grand Junction, CO, and Talena Mara of Garden Grove, CA; two grandchildren, Amberlee Cordeiro & husband Guy of Grand Junction, CO, and Arlenda Newsom & husband Brad of Frederick, CO; and four great-grandchildren, Kyle Lemley, Cade Cordeiro, Kinley Newsom, & Kaitlyn Newsom. Bob Mara HUSBAND: B.T. "BOB" MARA, 82, died Feb. 21, 2016 at his home in Abilene, TX with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. The son of Pearl (McGuire) & John E. Mara, Bob was born on Feb. 8, 1934 in Chico, TX, and graduated from Chico High School in Chico. He worked for Halliburton Energy Services for 34 years and continued working as an oil and gas consultant for the following 20 years. He married Mary Ann Elder Mara (RHS-1954) in Nov. of 1953 in Ranger, TX. He was a member of Southwest Park Baptist Church in Abilene. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, a brother, Raymond Mara, and his sister, Donelda Brooks. Bob is survived by his daughter Twanna Cooksey & her husband Larry of Grand Junction, CO, and daughter Talena Mara of Garden Grove, CA; two grandchildren, Amberlee Cordeiro and husband Guy of Greensburg, PA and Arlenda Newsom and husband Brad of Camas, WA; and four great-grand- children, Kyle Lemley, Cade Cordeiro, Kinley Newsom, & Kaitlyn Newsom.