GERALD HENRY CALVERT, 85, died June 30, 2001 in
Tucson, AZ. He was born on June 11, 1916 in
the Chaney Community of Eastland County to William
E. & Alice Moseley Calvert. Gerald attended Ranger
High School in the Class of 1934 at Ranger, TX. He
married in Sept. of 1947 at the age of 31. His
brother was James Calvert.
BROTHER: JAMES ODLE CALVERT, 73, a self-employed
distributor for Shaklee Inc. & a retired U.S. Air Force
lieutenant-colonel, died in Bedford, Dec. 29, 1996 with
interment was in Bullock Cemetery near Ranger, TX.
Col. Calvert was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Ranger, Eastland
County, TX, and raised in Ranger where he graduated from
Alameda High School in 1941 & later graduated from Ranger
Jr. College. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He
was a veteran of WWII and served as a top gunner in a
B-26. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross,
Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart during his service. He
was awarded the Silver Anvil Award for producing and
participating in American rodeos under Ambassador Henry
Cabot Lodge People to People Program while stationed in
Spain. Having attained his doctorate of science during
his military career, he joined the faculty of Texas
Christian University. He was a member of North Richland
Hills Baptist Church and a 32nd degree Mason, Shriner,
and Knight Templar.
Survivors: his wife, Maxine Calvert of North Richland
Hills; daughters, Vicki Fischer of North Richland Hills
and Becki Fowler of Blue Mound; brother, Gerald Calvert
(RHS-1934) of Sun City, AZ; sister, Marj Lamb of Ranger,
and five grandchildren.
His wife was Verda Maxine Beck Calvert (RHS-1945),
pictured above with her grandson in 1998).