Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1992 RJC

Sandra Dixon Franks SANDRA KAY DIXON FRANKS, 49, passed away June 4, 2021, at her home in Ranger, TX, following a long battle with various health issues. A longtime nurse at Eastland Memorial Hospital, she was a longtime resident of Eastland County. She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother and a proud grand- mother, as well as a great friend to many residents she cared for during her life. Sandy was born on Jan. 24, 1972, in Odessa, TX, to Rita and Leonard (Rusty) Dixon. At an early age, she moved with her mother, Rita, and two brothers, David & Robert (Robby) to Breckenridge. After living there for several years, the family moved to Ranger to be closer to her mother's parents, the late Bobby Wells & Edna Faye Wells. Sandy graduated from Ranger High School in 1992, and the Texas State Technical College's School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse at Eastland Memorial Hospital for 14 years, and also worked for several years as a nursing instructor at Ranger College's School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse for more than a decade before retiring in 2017 due to health concerns. After retiring, Sandy spent many days volunteering as the ticket taker at the Ranger College men's and women's basketball games. She also volunteered, for a time, as The Quarter Store in Ranger. Sandy met the love of her life, Daniel Franks, while stopping at Love's Truck Stop in 2009. After dating for two years, the couple married in Eastland in 2011 and made their home in Ranger. Prior to marrying Daniel Franks, she had previously married Jimmy Don Graves in 1991. The couple divorced in 1995 after welcoming two sons. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Wayne Franks of Ranger; 3 sons, Christopher (Amanda) Graves of Eastland, Trevor Graves of Ranger, and Jordan Jaramillo, a senior at Ranger High School. She is also survived by two grand- children, Arabella Graves and T.J. Graves; her father, Leonard Dixon of Godley, TX, and her stepfather, Robert (Bobby) Young of Breckenridge, as well as her brothers, David (Ashley) Dixon of Wills Point, TX; and Robby of Lovelady, TX. Sandy is also survived by her grandmother, Edna Faye Wells,of Ranger, as well as her aunt, Barbara Caraway of Ranger, her uncle Wayne (June) Davlin of Ranger and her uncle Tommy (Pattie) Wells, Sr. of Gorman, and John (Renee) Armstrong of Giddings, TX. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rita Henson, in 2018; her grandfather, Bobby Wells; and her uncles, Danny Ray Wells, Sr., Virgil (Butch) Wells and Bobby Joe Wells.