Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1938MERLE DEAN BRANTON OWEN, 65, of Pecos, TX, died in Dec. of 1985. Merle was born on Sept. 23, 1920 & graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1938 at Ranger, TX. She married Robert M. Owen just before he left to fight in WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corp. They had a son, Robert W. Owen. Her granddaughter is Sue Owen Whaley of Austin, TX. Merle's sisters were Faye Branton Jones (RHS-1934), Jane Branton Nicholson (RHS-1936), & Merle Branton Owens (RHS-1938).