Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1925

Thomas Yonker THOMAS FREDERICK YONKER died on Oct. 18, 1959 and was the son of Helen Catherine Cleary & Fritz Yonker (superintendent of Lone Star Gas until he retired). He brought his family to Ranger, TX from Bartlesville, OK, via New York & Pennsylvania. Thomas attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1925. Tom's siblings were Ester Yonker (RHS-1923, who married Samuel Lawrence Kirkpatrick), Frederick Yonker (RHS-1932), Margaret Yonker (RHS-1931) and Mary Alice Yonker (RHS-1934)and there were also Gene & Jeanette Yonker who graduated from Ranger High but the year cannot be determined. He married Moselle Edith Thompson and they had three children, two daughters, Catherine Sue (later, Roberts) (RHS-1942), and Margaret Mary "Peggy" Andrus, both born in Ranger and a son, Tommy. In a yearbook it is written about Tom that "Tom is Ranger's most beloved football star. He is the best defensive man on the team and his punts won him the name of "Trusty Toe." Tom's passes as well as his carrying of the ball are the best of the team. Our honorable ex-captain was mentioned for an All-State man.