Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1941

Druanne Nicholson DRUANNE NICHOLSON TOWNZEN, 82, loving wife of 53 years, devoted mom and grandmother extraordinaire, passed away on March 21, 2006 with interment in Merriman Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Druanne Nicholson was born November 29, 1923 to George Dallas Nicholson & Esther Gertrude Hagerty in Okemah, OK. She graduated Ranger High in 1941 and later married James Townzen (RHS-1941) in 1946 at Ranger. James and Druanne had been members of the First United Methodist Church in Ranger and later the Oakdale UMC in Stephenville. Druanne had worked for North American Aviation on B-24's "Rosy the Riveter". She had been a reporter and editor for newspapers like the Las Vegas Sun and the Irving Daily News; she had even won a KATY award for headlines. Druanne was given a Big Brothers award and had belonged to the local 1947 Club. She enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing, & had volunteered annually for the Cancer Drive. But, nothing compared to family hobby. She was dedicated to cultivating her `grands' with museum trips, trips to the beach, NASA, planetariums, and even tea parties, much to their delight and amusement. She cherished Christmas, especially the giving she so lovingly did. At the time of her death, she was survived by her son, Terry Townzen (RHS-1962) and wife, Janice (RHS-1964) of Arlington; her daughters, Pat Cheek (RHS-1965) and husband, Clead of Brock and Lisa and husband, Bob Davis of Cisco; her sister, Roselle Nicholson Waggoner (RHS- 1939) of San Angelo; her brother, Lynn Nicholson (RHS- 1953) of Lake Leon; her six grandchildren and her seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; furry friends, and Baby; and a loving and faithful friend, Kimberley Baccus. She was preceded in death by her nephew, Brad Nicholson,