Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1940

Ernest Arterburn ERNEST "TEX" ARTERBURN, 85, son of Ernest Forrest "Art" Arterburn and Margaret Leoma "Oma" Ellison Arterburn, and a resident of Albuquerque, NM died on Dec. 3, 2006. Burial was at Santa Fe National Cemetery. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1940 at Ranger, TX. Tex worked as a machinist on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos while serving with the U. S. Army. He retired after 37 years service as Division Supervisor of Machinists at Sandia National Labs. Tex enjoyed spending free time at his cabin in the Jemez mountains, hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening, and RVing. He was a member of Hoffmantown Church and was a Mason for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Evelyn Arterburn; son, Michael Arterburn; stepdaughter, Marca DeLaPorte; granddaughters, Kim Haight, Dawn Leath and husband, Blake, and Amy Boles; grandson, Jason DeLaPorte; great- granddaughters, Taylor and Terralyn Haight, Lauren Leath & Kylar DeLaPorte; brothers, Junior R. Arterburn (RHS-1946) and wife, Joyce, D.C. Arterburn (RHS-1940) and wife, Dot (Lewis) (RHS-1946), and L.P. Arterburn (RHS-1945) and wife, Frances; and daughter-in-law, Pam DeLaPorte-Kirby; brother-in-law, W.C. and Louise Timbrook and daughter, Jovanna. He was preceded in death by his brother, W.J. Arterburn (RHS-1942) and stepson, Terry DeLaPorte.