Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1930

Herbert Rapp HERBERT MERRELL RAPP, 70, died in Ranger, TX on August 5, 1981. He was born Oct. 13, 1910, in Tunnellton, PA, to John A. & Anna Shawfield Rapp He moved to Ranger in 1920 & married Alice Ellison in 1939. They operated the Tower Theater in downtown Ranger. Later he built the Ranger Drive-In Theater and retired in 1978 after 32 years. He had three brothers; Lowell Rapp (RHS-1934), Elvon Rapp (RHS-1933), & Jack Rapp (RHS-1938); and a sister, Gladys Rapp Wallis (RHS-1929). Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Herbert & Alice Herbert & Alice driving around to towns in the 40s showing movies before opening the Tower Theater. The movie "Reap of the Wild Wind" was released in 1942 staring John Wayne. Herbert & Gail Rapp Herbert & daughter Gail Alice Rapp WIFE: ALICE ELIZABETH ELLISON RAPP, 75 died Dec. 7, 1993, in Fort Worth. She was born Sept. 15, 1915 in Pollonotomie, OK, coming to Ranger in 1933. She and her husband Herbert Rapp (RHS-1930) owned the Tower Theater in downtown Ranger and later the Ranger Drive-In Theater. She also worked for Daisy Motley Grocery in Ranger. They had a daughter, Gail Rapp Hagar (RHS-1960). Burial was at the Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.