Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1943

Lynn Pearson LYNN PEARSON HEATH, 53, of Sundown, died July 18, 1981 in a Lubbock hospital after a long illness. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. She was born in Ranger, TX, on August 18, 1927, the daughter of Lee Roy and Vera Blair Pearson, longtime Ranger residents. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1943. She married Elton Deryl Heath of Strawn, TX in 1951 at Ranger. She was a graduate of Texas Christian University. Lynn moved to Sundown in 1952 from Denver City and was a member of the First Christian church in Sundown. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of WWII Barracks No. 1871. Survivors at the time of her death included her husband of the home; her mother, Mrs. Vera Pearson of Ranger; a brother, Lee Roy Pearson Jr. (RHS-1941) of Ranger; a brother, Champ Pearson (RHS-1951); and three sisters, Electra Pearson (RHS-1939) of Ranger, Mercedes Pearson (RHS-1943) of Brownfield and Mrs. Beth Pearson Cosper (RHS-1949) of Odessa. HUSBAND: ELTON DERYL "ED" HEATH, 87 of Sundown, TX, was born in Jones County near Trent, TX, to the late Joe and Stella Heath. He passed away on February 3, 2012. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. He graduated from Strawn High School in 1942. Mr. Heath served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to May 5, 1946 with an honorable discharge serving our country during WWII in Australia, Guam and Subic Bay. Mr. Heath married Lynn Pearson on August 26, 1951 in Ranger, Texas; she preceded him in death in 1981. Mr. Heath worked at Shell Oil in Denver City, Texas before moving to Sundown where he purchased a White's Auto franchise and operated from 1954 to 1985. Mr. Heath enjoyed restoring antique cars and was a founding member of the Lubbock Mustang Club. He also enjoyed hunting and collecting fire arms. They were much more than hobbies to him and, he approached them as any other thing in life with a love and zeal that few others express. Mr. Heath is a lifetime member of the NRA and VFW. He has many lifetime friends in the Sundown area and was known for his kindness, generosity, honesty and wit. His friends have said that he was the kind of man that you become better for having known. Mr. Heath is survived by his sister, Nadine Heath Woolf of Port Allen, Louisiana, Francis Elliott his longtime friend and companion, his three nephews: Jeff Woolf and wife Bonnie, Richard Woolf and wife Linda and Joe Woolf and wife Lynn. He also has three grand nieces, two grand nephews, two great- grandnieces and one great-grandnephew.