Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1943

Harold Brewer HAROLD WADE BREWER, 75, was born in Abilene, TX, on May 15, 1926 and moved at an early age with his family to Ranger, TX where he attended Merriman and Young schools, graduating from Ranger High School in 1943. Her married Ella Joy Ferris, who was a Ranger High School graduate of 1944. They lived in Napa, CA, where he worked in a shipyard until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May of 1944. After boot camp training at San Diego he served aboard the USS Lycoming, APA, a troop transport ship, serving in the Pacific during WWII. He was on one of the first ships to visit Japan after the atomic bombs were dropped. Discharged from the Navy in 1946, he returned to Napa before moving to Torrance, CA, where he was employed for 33 years by American Standard Heating and Plumbing as a bathroom fixtures caster. Upon retirement, they returned to Napa for 14 years and then moved to Wildomar, CA, in 1995. His hobbies were woodworking, gardening, fishing and travel. He was a member of the VFW and of the Church of Christ in Lake Elsinore. He died of kidney failure in 2001 and was buried at Wildomar Cemetery. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife of 57 years, Ella Joy Brewer; two sons, Robert of Torrance and Richard of Wildomar. Five grandchildren & two sisters, Mona Brewer Rawlins (RHS-1939) and Margie Brewer Ritchey, both of Napa. SISTER: MARJORIE LOUISE BREWER RITCHIE, 77, was the daughter of Mary Lucille Lindley and Marth Brewer and was born on Jan. 31, 1930. She died at Napa, CA, on April 9, 2007. She was married to Woodrow P. Ritchie and they had five children, all boys. She had two brothers, Harold Wade and Gearald Martin Brewer who were in the Class of 1943 and a sister, Mona Vee Brewer Rawlins (RHS-1939). Marjorie may have attended Ranger High School but her class is unknown.