Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1960 RJC

Patsy Vinson Martin PATSY MARIE VINSON MARTIN, 74, passed away on Sept. 17, 2016, with burial in the Buffalo Gap Cemetery, TX. Patsy was born to J.W. & Stella (Kitchens) Vinson on May 26, 1942 in Ranger, TX. She attended school in Ranger and graduated from high school in 1960. She was a majorette and voted basketball queen while attending Ranger Jr. College in Ranger. Patsy married Jimmy Ray Martin on Aug. 18, 1962 and moved to Abilene, TX where she worked at Thortons Department store. In 1963 they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Kelli and in 1967 a son named Kirk. She and Jimmy Moved to Buffalo Gap 1976. It was a year later that Patsy volunteered to sub for the Buffalo Gap Elementary school cook for a couple of weeks, after 26 years of "subbing" she retired from the school as head cook. Her loves were her family, grandchildren and great- grandson. Her second love were Christmas, summertime and Elvis. At the time of her retirement, the faculty at Buffalo Gap presented her with a trip to Graceland. Her love for Elvis continued as she had dedicated a room full of memorabilia in his name. During Christmas time, she often told people that she put up so many lights outside that she could not turn on her Christmas lights and microwave at the same time without blowing a breaker. Patsy is survived by her husband of fifty three years, Jimmy of Buffalo Gap; daughter, Kelli Ethridge and husband Keith of Tuscola, son Kirk Martin of Tuscola, brother Rickey Vinson (RHS-1974) of Las Vegas NV, brother Dwight Vinson (RHS-1970) of Eastland, five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Her parents & one sister Rita Vinson Munoz (RHS-1963) preceded her in death.