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Dr. Luther Gohlke DR. LUTHER RAY GOHLKE went to be with God July 26, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, TX, at the age of 80. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. He was born May 6, 1934 to Arnold Herman and Carrie Mae Kusch Gohlke in Gay Hill, TX. Luther and Pat were married in April of 1955. Later that year Luther graduated from Austin College in Sherman. He then went on to graduate from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1959. Luther then continued with his residency at John Peter Smith in Ft. Worth. Luther and Pat made Ranger their home in 1960 where he established his medical practice. His practice was interrupted for one year, as he was called to active duty in the 49th Armored Division. Luther, also known as “Doc” served Ranger, TX and the surrounding communities for 42 years. He has touched and influenced the lives of so many people throughout his life. After retiring from medicine in 2002 for health reasons, he focused on his cattle business & woodcrafts. Recently Luther & Pat purchased properties in Ranger to renovate in an effort to give back to Ranger for supporting him for so many years. He is preceded in death by his father, mother and brother Duane Gohlke and sister-in-law Bobbie. He is survived by his wife of 59 ˝ years, Patricia Broyles Gohlke. His son Martin (RHS-1975) and wife Carla of Ranger; daughter Carrie Teaff (RHS-1977) & husband Steve of Frisco; daughter Greta Stephens (RHS-1979) and husband Greg of North Richland Hills; daughter Amy Gohlke (RHS-1988) of Lubbock; daughter Lori Edgar (RHS-1990) & husband Kenny of Georgetown. Luther was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grand- children. One brother Gene Gohlke and sister-in-law Judy of Denton and many nieces and nephews. WIFE: PATRICIA ANN BROYLES GOHLKE, 86, went to her heavenly home on Aug. 26, 2021. She was born March 3, 1935, to Clifford J Broyles & Helen Marie Downs Broyles in Yuma, AZ. In 1935, Patricia and her family moved from Yuma to San Bernardino, CA. Following her residence in San Bernardino, Patricia and her family moved to Clovis, NM in 1948. She graduated from Clovis High School and continued her education at Austin College in Sherman, TX. While attending Austin College, Patricia met the love of her life, Luther Ray Gohlke. Patricia and Luther married in April of 1955. The two then moved to Galveston, TX where Luther would attend medical school. After Luther graduated medical school, the two made their home in Ranger, TX in 1960. While living in Ranger, Patricia owned two clothing stores: Cactus and Calico in Ranger and The Mine Shaft in Abilene. She also had a love of antiques that led her to later open the Out of The Past Antique Mall in Ranger. Patricia was a devout Christian who was a member of the Mesquite and Rusk Church of Christ in Ranger & followed by Daugherty Street Church of Christ in Eastland. Patricia lived in Ranger over 55 years and was an active member of the community through Ranger Historical Preservation Society and even a troop leader for the Girl Scouts. Patricia is preceded in death by her husband, father, mother, her brother Clifford Broyles and sister-in-law Betty Broyles. She is survived by her 5 beloved children, son Martin Gohlke and Carla of Robinson; daughter Carrie Gohlke Teaff and Steve of Frisco; daughter Greta Gohlke Stephens and Greg of Bowie; daughter Amy Gohlke of Lubbock; and daughter Lori Gohlke Edgar and Kenny of Leander. She is also survived by her sister Margaret Broyles McDowell and Neil of Weed, California. Patricia was blessed with 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, & many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11th at 10:00am at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the administration, nurses, staff and caregivers of Sunrise Memory Care in Frisco, TX who cared for Patricia for the past 4 years. We would also like to thank the wonderful Hospice nurses that provided her care during her last days on earth. More pictures