Ranger Exes Memorial - RJC-Faculty

Dr. Maria daRocha DR. MARIA DAROCHA, 76, died April 7, 2000 at Waco, TX following a lengthy illness. She was born on June 20, 1923 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil to Joao daRocha and Marietta Pereira daRocha. She attended school in Rio & received the Associate degree from the Baptist Institute of Training for Women. She received a BS degree from Texas Wesleyan University and then returned to Brazil to become Vice-Director of the Baptist Institute for Women. She came to the United States and received her Masters Degree in Religious Education from South- western Baptist Theological Seminary and continuing her education she received Masters Degree in History and Spanish at Texas Tech University. In 1985 she earned her Ph D in History and Spanish from Texas Tech University. Dr. daRocha was a Professor of History and Spanish at Ranger College, Ranger, TX for some 24 years retiring in 1993. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ranger, AAUW, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Garden Club. She had two sisters and one brother residing in Brazil.