Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1997

Vanessa Mowery VANESSA IVY MOWERY, 18, died on Feb. 20, 1997, after a lengthy illness, with burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Miss Mowery was born in Overton and moved to Ranger when she was in the third grade. She continued until the 10th grade when her illness kept her from finishing school. She was a member of Mesquite and Rusk Street Church of Christ. Survivors at the time of her death include her parents, William and Barbara Mowery of Ranger; one sister, Deloise Mowery (RHS-1999) of Ranger; her paternal grandfather, George Mowery, Sr. of Kilgore; & her maternal grandfather, Robert Risinger of Gerry, TX. FATHER; WILLIAM OTTO MOWERY, 63, of Ranger, TX was called to our Heavenly Father on Jan. 15, 2021. He suffered from avery Rapidly disorder of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). William was born in Hobbs, NM on Sep. 27, 1957. As a kid he moved around a lot due to his dad working in the oil field. His family finally landed their boots in Kilgore, TX in 1967. Kilgore is where he grew up and began to work in the oil field. He met his wife Barbara and they married after only three dates. In 1986 He, Barbara and their two daughters moved to Ranger for better job opportunities where they resided at the time of his death. William was a strong, hardworking, loving man that helped anyone who needed it. He never met a stranger, he believed in truth, honesty, and loving your neighbors and believed in holding his loved ones tight with long hugs because tomorrow is unknown. William was one of the great ones he made an impact on everyone he met he will be truly missed and loved forever and always. William is survived by his loving Wife Barbara Ann Risinger Mowery, daughters Deloise Mowery McClanahan and husband William Wayne, Grandchildren Amy and Ashley McClanahan, Sister; Joan Marie Mowery Ferguson and Husband Albert Allen, brother George Wylie Mowery Jr. and wife Bennette Janice Dykes, and brother-in-law Tom Edward Copeland Sr. Also Surviving are Brother in Christ Gilbert Cruz Morrals & wife Sherri, a multitude of Nieces and Nephews His work family at Vulcan and strangers he never met. William was preceded in death by his parents George Wylie Mowery Sr. his Mother Dorothy Elanor Kroll Mowery, daughter Vanessa Ivy Mowery (RHS-1997), twin boys, brother John Stephen Mowery and a sister Janda Kay Mowery Copeland.