Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1960 RJC

Rita Sipes RITA GAY SIPES FRANKS, 71, of Cross Plains, TX, passed away on March 31, 2014 in an Abilene hospital. Her request was to be cremated and her ashes were buried beside her mother and her sons ashes on the family ranch. She was born Sept. 3, 1942 in Coleman County to W.J. and Marguerite Young Sipes. The family moved to Ranger, TX in 1959. She graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1960. Rita continued her education at Ranger Jr. College where was a cheer- leader and on the drill team. She received her A.A. degree there in 1962. She completed her B.A. at North Texas and taught in Irving ISD for many years. Rita married Jon M. Franks in 1973 at Dallas which later ended in divorce. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bill Sipes, and her son Michael Shawn Franks in 2010. At the time of her death, she was survived by a grandson Ayden Quade Franks, daughter-in-law Amber Franks (both of San Angelo), a brother Bobby Sipes (RHS-1969) and her companion W.A. Gary (both of Cross Plains).