Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

Jewell Tibbels JEWELL SMITH TIBBELS died on Sept. 4, 1993 at Abilene, TX, with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX. Mrs. Tibbels, daughter of Harry R. & Margaret Collins Smith, was born March 25, 1906, in Brazos, TX, Palo Pinto County. She attended school in Mingus & Ranger. She married Fred Tibbels in 1935. He preceded her in death, after 34 years of marriage, in 1969. Her first husband, Ernest Clyde Gray, Sr., who died of a ruptured appendix, a son, Billy Joe "Bill" Gray (RHS-1943), and her parents also preceded her in death. She had been employed as a cook in the cafeteria at Ranger Junior College and both Hodges and Young schools in Ranger. Survivors at the time of her death include three sons, Ernest Gray, Jr., H.R. "Pete" Tibbels and Charles "Toad" Tibbels. Three daughters, Billie Jo Tibbels Newsom, Norma Jo Gray Gordon (RHS-1943) and Sandra Tibbels Welch. At the time of her death she had 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.