Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1939

H.L. Baskin, Jr. Frances Baskin HENRY LEROY BASKIN "H.L.", JR., 71, died on April 21, l994 with burial in Kermit Cemetery. H.L. & his identical twin brother M.L. Baskin (RHS-1939) were born in Gorman TX on Nov 16, 1922 to Henry Baskin & Myrtle Clement Baskin & grew up in Ranger, TX, graduating from Ranger High School in 1939 at the of 16. In Nov 1927, two days after the twins fifth birthday, they & their mother were hit by an eastbound passenger train in their Ford sedan at the Prairie Crossing in Ranger. H.L. was seriously injured & unconscious for several hours and in the hospital for several days. M.L. had an ugly cut on his forehead. Myrtle was only slightly injured. H.L. & M.L. were both attending the University of Texas but withdrew and joined the U.S. Navy when World War II began. They were both telegraph operators on different ships. H.L. married Frances Gibson from Wink in 1952. They had 2 daughters, Lou and Peg Baskin. H.L. & Frances taught school in Kermit for many years. Lou & Peg also taught school in Kermit for many years. The twins had an older sister, Vashti Baskin Yonker (RHS-1930). WIFE: FRANCES HAYNES BASKIN, 81, of Kermit passed away May 4, 2009 in Odessa with burial in Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX. She was born in Pecos, TX, on Dec. 25, 1927. She married H.L. Baskin (RHS-1939) at Wink, TX in Dec. of 1952. She was preceded in death by husband, H.L. Baskin; father, A.B. Gibson, Sr.; stepfather, L.M. Anderson; mother, Audie B. Anderson; & brother, Arthur Bryan Gibson. Those left behind to cherish her love and memory include her two daughters, Lou Burns of Kermit, Peggy Parson and husband Terry of Kermit; sisters, Ruth James and husband Don of Kingsland, TX, Winn Stovall of Midland and Mona Deutsch of Houston, TX. Four grandchildren, Monica Bowerman and husband Stephen of Midland, Haynes Parson of Midland, Hayley Parson of Kermit, Harlan Parson and fiancee Jessica Swann of Odessa. Four great-grandchildren, Dylan and Jack Bowerman of Midland, Skyler and Preston Parson of Midland and numerous nieces and nephews. Frances was Presbyterian and she taught school in Kermit for 29 years. Her grandchildren meant the world to her. Reading was her passion and she loved giving books to her great-grandsons.