Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1948

Melba Creager MELBA CREAGER DAVES, 70, of Sweetwater, TX died on Feb. 7, 2001 with burial in Garden of Memories in Sweetwater. Mrs. Daves was born Feb. 21, 1931 in Ranger, TX & attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1948. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sweetwater where she was a member of the church choir. She also was a member of the Bridge Club. She worked and was a homemaker. Survivors at the time of her death include: her husband, Drennon Daves of Sweetwater; one daughter, Marsha Otterstedt and husband, Jeff, of Granville, OH; and, two grandsons, Tyler and Kyle Otterstedt of Granville, OH. Her sister is Lanita Creager Williamson (RHS-1950) and her brother is W.F. "Bill" Creager (RHS-1958) of Chestertown, MD. Her mother, Othel Creager, lives in Kaufman, TX. MOTHER: OTHEL CLEARMAN CREAGER, 100 & widow of the late banker W.F. Creager, was born on Oct. 16, 1907 in Eastland Co. TX, and passed away Dec. 28, 2007 in Kaufman, TX. Interment was in the family plot at Simpson Cemetery in Gorman, TX. Othel graduated from Gorman High School and worked as a secretary prior to her marriage in 1930. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.F. Creager and daughter, Melba Creager Daves (RHS-1948). At the time of her death, she was survived by daughter, Lanita Creager Williamson (RHS-1950) of Dallas and son, William F. Creager (RHS-1958) of Chestertown, MD; grandchildren: Amy Wilcox, Allice Bonner, Carol Schnurrenderger, Marsha Otterstedt, and William Ward Creager; a sister, Wardine Moore, of Tyler and five great-grand- children also survived her. A luncheon party was celebrated in honor of her 100th birthday with her loving family at her home in October. Actively involved in the Methodist Churches in Ranger and Kaufman, Mrs. Creager was an avid gardener, regular at the bridge table, and she loved crosswords and cryptograms. On Wednesday, the 26th, she solved the Jackpot Puzzle on Wheel of Fortune before retiring and going to sleep. The Creagers were longtime Ranger residents and their former home is now a Ranger Bed & Breakfast, called Creager House.