Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1933

MARIE GALLOWAY VARNEY, 89, was born in Brownwood, TX, on July 20, 1917, and died on March 22, 2007, in Lawrenceville, GA. Burial was in the Mission Burial Park North Cemetery. Marie spent most of her life in San Antonio, TX, and dearly loved the city and its deeply-ingrained Hispanic culture and history. She was the fourth of six children of Reuben Vincent Galloway and Augusta Allison Jackson of Eastland County. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1933 at Ranger, TX. Her brothers, Jack (RHS-1926), Jim (RHS-1938), and Bob (RHS-1940), and her sisters, Margaret Cearley (RHS-1927) & Kathryn Watzon (RHS-1931), predeceased her, as did her husband, Rod Varney. Marie graduated from TWU in Denton and taught elementary school in Georgetown. When the U.S. entered World War II, she moved to San Antonio to work as a translator of Spanish for the wartime Office of Postal Censorship. After the war, she worked for the Fort Sam Houston bank and then for many years in computer services at USAA. In the early 1960s, she married Rod Varney, to whom she was devoted, and with whom she enjoyed travels far and wide to ride fast-disappearing trolleys and trains, an absorbing interest of Rodís that she shared. Marie is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families, who cherished her sense of humor, her love of children, and her astonishing memory, a treasure- house of family stories that she loved to share.