Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1958

Mary Pugh Walton MARY LOUISE PUGH WALTON, 80, of Ranger, TX passed away April 30, 2021 in Wichita Falls, TX, with burial in the Cross Rds Cemetery near Ranger. Mary Louise Pugh Walton was born to Willard & Lera Pugh (both RHS-1938) on Aug. 10, 1940 in Snyder, OK. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1958. Mary, better known as Ma, was a beloved wife, mother and friend. She spent her life serving God and loving everyone around her. She traveled across the country as a military wife, raising their four kids until they settled back down in her hometown of Ranger where they started and ran Crossroads Tree Farm. Her life long love outside of her family was teaching Bible class, which she did for nearly 60 years. Ma passed peacefully on April 30th in the arms of her husband of nearly 63 years, and surrounded by family. Her kind, sweet spirit lives on in her kids, grandkids, great-grand kids and every other person whose life she touched in her 80 years on this Earth. She was preceded in death by a brother, Willard Lee Pugh, Jr. (RHS-1959) Survivors include her husband, Hal Walton; 2 sons, Hal Walton, Jr. (Camilla), and Michael Walton (Deana); 2 daughters, Patricia Stancill (Randy), & Kathy McGarry (Mike); 2 sisters, Shirley Pugh Walton (RHS-1961, Tom), and Barbara Perry (James); 10 grandchildren; and 9 great- grandchildren. HUSBAND: HAL E. WALTON SR., 85, of Ranger, TX, passed from this life surrounded by family on Sept. 14, 2021 in Wichita Falls, TX, with burial in the Cross Road Cemetery near Ranger. Hal was born in Las Vegas, NM on Nov. 29, 1935 to Edgar & Vera Walton; enlisted in the Navy in 1954; married Mary Pugh in 1958; transferred to Chief Warrant Officer in the Army in 1972; retired from military service in 1975 and moved to Ranger where he worked in retail, oil field supply, pig farming, LP gas, and Christmas tree farming. Hal was preceded in death by both his parents, a sister Jennie Walton Rawls (RHS-1961), and his wife of 63 years, Mary. Hal is survived by two sisters, Martha Ervin and husband Tom, and Peggy King and husband Lee; a brother, Tom and wife Shirley; four children, Hal Jr. and wife Camilla, Patricia Stancill and husband Randy, Michael and wife Dena, and Kathy McGarry and husband Mike; 10 grand- children; and 9 great-grandchildren. Halís devotion to family was superseded only by his devotion to his God. A faithful member of the Mesquite and Rusk Church of Christ in Ranger, Texas, Hal served as a deacon then as an elder for many years. He lived a full life and blessed many along the way.