Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1961

Rachel Rohde Riffe RACHEL RANDA ROHDE RIFFE, 76, of Paige, TX died on Dec. 11, 2018, with burial there in Ridgeway Cemetery. Rachel was born on Dec. 1, 1942 in Paige, TX to Willie Gustav & Dorothy Adeline Korff Rohde. She was in the graduating class of 1961 from Ranger High School at Ranger, TX. Rachel married David Riffe in Jan. of 1961. She retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety as an Administrator of AFIS in 1997. She was a member of the Paige United Methodist Church, Paige Lions Club, Paige Community Center, Bastrop EEC, Daughters of the Confederacy, Bastrop Reading Circle, and served as the support leader in the Paige Volunteer Fire Department. Rachel's favorite thing was to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. You could always find her in the kitchen cooking and baking, as she was known for her biscuits. She enjoyed collecting bears, crocheting, fishing, traveling all over the world, reading, writing, sewing, gardening (especially taking care of African Violets), attending Blue Grass music festivals, and the companionship of her pets. She was always willing to help everyone and always made you feel at home. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Dorothy Rohde. She is survived by her husband David Riffe of Paige; three sons, William J. Riffe and wife Christine of Paige, Marc W. Riffe of Paige and Paul Arron Riffe of Austin; three grandchildren, Cameron Riffe of Austin, Paul Anthony Riffe of Austin, and Lauren Lapenna of Austin; one sister, Adeline Mignon Rohde Slaton (RHS-1959) and husband Don of Roans Prairie; niece, Vida Slaton of Singleton, and her nephew, Todd Slaton of Pearland.