Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1939

Yvonne Kribbs YVONNE LAVELLE KRIBBS GALLAGHER, 74, of Calallen community, Corpus Christi, passed away on Oct. 15, 1997 at her home following a year long bout with cancer with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Corpus Christi. She was a homemaker, wife, mother and retired employee of the Nueces County Tax Office. She was the youngest daughter of Frank P. (Pop) and Emma Cruse Kribbs, and was born in Strawn, TX, on March 5, 1923. She was a 1939 graduate of Ranger High School at Ranger, TX. She moved to Corpus Christi in 1947 when she married Owen Oliver Gallagher. Mrs. Gallagher was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 23 years, Owen Gallagher, in 1970; and a daughter, Rebecca, at birth in 1959. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Emma Kribbs; her sisters, Waldine Kribbs, Bernadine (James) Blue, Geraldine (William) McPheeters; and a brother, Frank P. Kribbs, Jr. She was a parishioner of St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church in Annaville. She is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Linda Gallagher of Agua Dulce, Peter and Patsy Gallagher of Corpus Christi, Timothy and Dinah Gallagher of Refugio, Patrick Gallagher of Corpus Christi, and Mark Gallagher of Corpus Christi; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Wesley Hardin of Papalote; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Mildred (Toots) Kribbs of Breckenridge and Merle (Buster) and Sue Kribbs of Dublin; twelve grandchildren: Owen (Kim) Gallagher, Jason (Cheryl) Gallagher, Matthew Gallagher, Erin Gallagher, Luke Gallagher, Bridget Gallagher, Kimberly Gallagher, Kallie Gallagher, Luke Hardin, Holly Hardin, Hannah Hardin and Clint Gallagher; two great-grandsons: Garret and Galen Gallagher; three great-granddaughters: Heidi, Taylor and Karen Gallagher. MEMORIES OF MY MOTHER Momma loved music and art. She had always looked forward to her retirement so she could paint more. She greatly enjoyed attending musical or dance or theatrical perform- ances. She loved to reminisce about Ranger and her family and friends. It was always a treat for us (as children or adults) to make the trip up to Ranger in her company and get to see Pop and the aunts and uncles and cousins and friends. I was often “drafted” to fill a table for Momma and her brothers/sisters/in-laws hours-long sessions of Forty-Two (dominoes). While I was a very weak player, it was a so much better alternative to their having to cease playing. She did get to attend a couple of the Ranger High reunions, and they always revitalized her. She and we (her children) are the sum of her life’s experiences. My warmest regards and best wishes to all who had the opportunity to know her. Peter O. Gallagher Children of Franklin Phillip Kribbs (1881-1971) and Sarah Emmaline Cruse Kribbs (1884-1944): Waldine Kribbs, Geraldine Kribbs McPheeters, Bernadine Kribbs Blue (RHS-1928),Franklin Phillip (Phil) Kribbs Jr. (RHS-1938), Eugene "Gene" Edd Kribbs (RHS-1936, Breckenridge HS-1938), Yvonne Kribbs Gallagher (RHS-1939) and Merle Wilson "Buster" Kribbs (RHS- 1943). Also: Louise Newman Kribbs (RHS 1938), wife of Phil Kribbs and Mildred Mitchell Kribbs (RHS-1937), wife of Gene Kribbs.