Ranger Exes Memorial - RISD Faculty

Catherine Golemon Bruce Golemon CATHERINE HALL GOLEMON, 91, of Peoria, IL, formerly of Texas, passed away Oct. 5, 2015, at her home. Catherine was born on Feb. 8, 1924, in Nacogdoches, TX, to Lynn T. & Patti Lee (Hall) Blake. She married Robert "Bruce" Golemon (RJC) in April of 1943, in Texas and he preceded her in death in 1986. Also preceding her in death were her parents, four siblings and one daughter, Bobbie Claire Golemon. Surviving are her children, Patricia Lynn (Peter Williamson) Golemon of Houston, TX, & Thomas Bruce (RHS-1968)(Joan) Golemon of Brimfield, IL; her grandchildren, Anna Garrett, Allison Skinner, Buck (Alanna) Golemon and Joe, Luke, Austin, Hayden and Katie Golemon; five great-grandchildren; five great- great-grandchildren; and one brother, Roy Blake of Nacogdoches, TX. Catherine taught first grade and kindergarten for 50 years in Texas including Ranger ISD. Once she retired & moved to the Peoria area, she volunteered at St. Mary's School in Kickapoo. Catherine was a member of the Texas State Teacher's Association & the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. Her great accomplishment was being a mother & grand- mother. HUSBAND: DR. ROBERT BRUCE GOLEMON, 65, died Jan. 28, 1987 in Ranger, TX, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger. He was born on June 8, 1921 in Arkansas to Jesse & Viola Heaberlin Golemon. He attended the University of Texas at Austin. Bruce married Catherine Hall, a Ranger ISD teacher, and they had a daughter, Bobbie Claire Golemon who died in 1990. He was a Dean at Ranger Jr. College. Their new library is named in his honor. He was a charter member & president in 1979 of the Texas Community College Instruction Association. His siblings were J.V. Golemon, Floyd Golemon, Bessie Golemon, & Violet Golemon.