Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1939

Corvis Beck Alta Carney CORVIS L. BECK, 87, of Ranger, TX passed away on June 30, 2009 with burial in Bullock Cemetery near Ranger. Corvis was born on September 17, 1921 in Goldthwaite, TX, to Charlie Ely & Lena Otha (Nix) Beck. He was a graduate of Ranger High School at Ranger, TX. Corvis married Alta Ileane Carney in July of 1941 and she preceded him in death on April 4, 2006. He entered the US Army during WWII from 1944-1945. Corvis lived in Palmdale, CA, for 16 years & was very active in the church, also as a Deacon & Sunday School Director as well as the First Baptist Church in Ranger. Corvis worked as a Service Manager for Levelle Motor Company for 10 years in Ranger, & 19 years Lancaster Ford at Motor Company in Lancaster, CA. He also worked for Douglas Aircraft for 4 years & Rockwell International for 2 years. He was on the farm and ranch from 1978- 2006. Corvis was preceded in death by a son Ardie Beck in 1998. Survivors include: a son Keith L. Beck and wife Cheryl of Pleasanton, CA, sister, Maxine Calvert, grandchildren; Adam, Laura, Chelsey, Cameron and Heather, great-grand- children Sammy, Matthew, Abigail, Emily, Jessica, Austin, and Patrick, and several nieces and nephews. WIFE: ALTA ILEANE CARNEY BECK, 83, of Ranger, TX passed away on April 6, 2006, with burial in Bullock Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Ileane was born on Jan. 16, 1923, in Lowell, AR, to Roy R. & Patty Lee Cowan Carney. She married Corvis Beck (RHS-1939) in July of 1941, in Hawthorne, CA. She graduated from Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, CA. and University of Redlands in Redlands, CA. Her graduate study was completed at the University of Illinois and the University of Redlands. She spent 32 years in education, as school librarian for Palmdale California School District, Antelope Valley High District, Ranger Elementary School and Ranger College. She was a former member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, Etera Child Welfare Association, New Era Club, Scout Den Mother, a life member of the California Teachers Association, life member of Alpha Gamma Sigma, and a member of the Bullock Quilting Club. Ileane was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1947 and served in many church duties; from director of children's departments to filling the pulpit on Sunday when the pastor was ill and couldn't get a substitute. She loved teaching the bible, and taught several discipleship classes at church in California and church in Texas. She was active many years in W.M.U. and Training Union. Ileane loved to cook, decorate cakes and make homemade bread. Ileane was preceded in death by her parents, a son Ardie in 1998, brothers Charles, William, and Kenneth and a sister Annabelle. Ileane is survived by her husband of 64 years Corvis Beck of Ranger, a son Keith L. Beck and wife Cheryl of Pleasanton, CA, a sister Mary Jane Head of El Cajon, CA. Grandchildren Adam, Laura, Chelsey, Cameron and Heather. Great-grandchildren; Sammy, Matthew, Abigail, Emily, Jessica, Austin, and Patrick, along with numerous nieces and nephews.