Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1962

Shellene Scott DR. SHELLENE SCOTT BEACH, 71, of the Ranger, TX, passed away July 31, 2015 with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Sandra Shellene Beach was born Nov. 11, 1944, in Ranger, TX, to Joe B. Scott & Cecelia McDowell (RHS-1939) Scott. She attended Ranger schools, graduating from Ranger High School with honors in 1962. While in high school, she was drum major for the Ranger Bulldog Band, editor of the school year- book, a class favorite, a member of the Beta Club, and participated in school plays. In addition, she was a four year member of the Sub Deb Club. She earned her Bachelorís Degree at Southern Methodist University where she was on the Deanís List. She was also a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and held various offices. She was an active member of the Spanish Club. After graduating from SMU, she earned her Masters Degree from Texas Womenís University in Denton, TX. In later years, she received her Doctorate Degree from TWU in Parks Administration. She completed both degrees with honors. Dr. Beach was employed for 10 years by the City of Dallas Parks Department. After working in Dallas, she was hired by the City of Plano as Parks and Recreation Superintendent, where she remained for 18 years until her retirement in 2009. During this time, she was elected President of the Texas State Park Association. Shellene was the first woman to ever hold this prestigious office. Shellene was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Susan Barris and Susanís husband Kevin, and two step-grandchildren, Melissa and Matthew Barris. She is also survived by a brother, Joe Shelby Scott (RHS-1975) and wife Edie, and two sisters, Celeste Scott Hoover (RHS- 1965) and Caprice Scott Gatea (RHS-1979) and her husband Nico. Surviving nieces include Alyssa Hoover, Dr. Holly Dunn and husband Marcus, Dr. Heather Maston and husband Brandon, Senora Shelbi Scott, & Nicole Gatea. She is also survived by one nephew, Joe David Scott.