Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1942

Walter Arterburn WALTER J. ARTERBURN, 69, was born July 20, 1924 in Drumright, OK, to Margaret Leoma "Oma" Ellison & Ernest Forrest "Art" Arterburn. He passed away on May 12, 1994, while living at Bryan, TX. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1942 at Ranger, TX. He served on the Ranger ISD School Board during the years 1954-1958 and was 1st Vice President of the Ranger Exes Association during the years 1993-1994. Following graduation from Ranger High School, he worked for Art's Tool & Supply in Ranger as a machinist and, later, in Bryan, he worked for A&M as an experimental machinist. He also worked part-time for Century 21 as a realtor. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He is survived by his wife Clara Faye Russell Arterburn who lives in Bryan. They had three sons, Terry, Jerry and Steve. Jerry Laroy Arterburn died June 13, 1988 while living at Bryan, TX. Terry James and Stephen Forrest were also born in Ranger and survive. He was also survived by brothers, Junior Arterburn (RHS- 1946) and wife, Joyce, D.C. Arterburn (RHS-1940) and wife, Dorothy (Lewis) (RHS-1946), L.P. Arterburn (RHS- 1945) and wife, Frances, and Ernest Arterburn (RHS-1940) and wife Evelyn. MOTHER: MARGARET LEOMA "OMA" ELLISON ARTERBURN, 96, of Ranger, TX, died Dec. 8, 1998, at Abilene, TX with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Mrs. Arterburn was born on Jan. 13, 1902, in Mena, AR, to Mose & Elzia Alice (Lilly) Ellison. She was raised in Sewart, OK, and attended school there. She married Ernest Forrest "Ar" Arterburn in 1919 at McAlester, OK. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1985. She worked at Arterburn Hardware Store and was a housewife and mother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ranger and Eastern Star Chapter #275. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors of America. She was preceded in death by one son, Walter Arterburn (RHS-1942) in 1994. Survivors at the time of her death include four sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest & Evelyn Arterburn of Albuquerque, NM, D.C. & Dorothy Arterburn of Amarillo, Leonard and Francis Arterburn of Lake Leon and Baytown, Junior and Joyce Arterburn of Lubbock, a daughter-in-law Clare Fay Arterburn of Bryan; one brother, Albert Ellison of Myrtle Creek, OR, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.