Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1961

Sue Cantwell Watkins SUE CANTWELL WATKINS, 76, of Eastland, TX passed away Sept. 29, 2019 in Abilene, TX. Sue was born Feb. 4, 1943 in Ranger, TX to Robert Lee Cantwell & Victoria Neva (Wilson) Cantwell. She graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1961 and attended Cisco Jr. College. She married Keith Watkins in July of 1972 at Cross Plains. She worked for Eastland Memorial Hospital in several capacities for 40 years, retiring from their HR department. She was an associate member of the Eastland County Retired Teacher's Association, and attended Community Bible Study. Sue was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she served on numerous committees including Com- munion Steward, and Kitchen Committee where she helped serve countless meals for different occasions. She loved watching nature and everything outdoors; especially raising flowers, and taking care of her cats, dogs & horses. She & Keith enjoyed going on horseback fishing trips in Colorado. She is survived by her husband, Keith; multiple cousins; and many dear friends. HUSBAND: KEITH WATKINS, 77 of Eastland, TX passed away on Jan. 24, 2022. Keith was born Feb. 28, 1944 in Gorman, TX to Jack Watkins & Clauda Mae (Anderson) Watkins. He grew up in the Cross Plains area where he graduated high school in 1962. He received a BS in Business from Tarleton State University in 1965 and went on to receive a Masterís Degree in Education and his Superintendents Certification. He married the love of his life, Sue Cantwell (RHS-1961), in July of 1972 at Cross Plains. She preceded him in death in 2019. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Don Watkins. Keith became Principal of Eastland High School during the 1979-1980 school year, and served as Superintendent from 1985-2000. He was Past President of the Eastlandís Retired Teachers Association, and on the Board of Directors Region 14 Educational Service Center. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Eastland and was a member of the Eastland Masonic Lodge #467 for 51 years, where he was a Past Master, served as Treasurer, and had received the Golden Trowel Award. He received the Golden Deed Award from the Eastland Chamber of Commerce in 2003. Survivors include a brother, Terry Watkins; numerous cousins, and countless friends and former students who loved him.