Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1971

Ricky Henson RICKY E. HENSON, 44, was killed in an explosion and fire at his residence near downtown Ranger, TX on January 30, 1997. Henson was born on February 1, 1953, in Ranger to Dorothy Louise Burns and Robert LaRue Henson, and was in the Ranger High School Class of 1971. He lived alone and worked as a house painter. He was survived by two daughters, Michelle Henson Cherry (RHS-1990) of Palo Pinto, and Monica Henson Stanley (RHS-1993), and two grandsons, John Cherry and Michael Cherry. Also surviving are a brother and sister, Randy Henson (RHS-1974) and Rebecca Henson C de Baca (RHS-1976), and nephews & nieces. His parents, Mr. Robert LaRue Henson died in 1976 and Dorothy Louise Henson lives in Ranger was a nurse at the Walnut Street Clinic. Dorothy Henson MOTHER: DOROTHY LOUISE BURNS HENSON, 75, passed away Jan. 31, 2007, with her family at her side. She was born on March 11, 1931 in Gorman, TX, to Johnnie & Louise Burns. Her parents were peanut farmers and Dorothy helped in the peanut fields alongside her parents, often missing school. After graduating high school, she moved to Ranger where she went to work for Dr. Kuykendall at the old West TX Clinic. In 1949, she moved to Ft. Worth to work for Consolidated Aircraft Co., helping to assemble wiring for the B-36 Bomber. She moved back to Ranger in 1951, and began working at Ranger General Hospital. She married LaRue Henson in June of 1952 in Brecken- ridge, TX. In 1967, she went to work at Walnut St. Clinic as a nurse, working for Dr. L.R. Gohlke until he retired, then continued working for Dr. Philip Webb until her final retirement in 2006. Dorothy was a member of The Leon River Cowboy Church in Olden, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, LaRue; son, Rickey Henson (RHS-1971); parents, Johnnie & Louise; and brother, Johnnie Paul. At the time of her death, Dorothy was survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Randy (RHS-1974) and Linda Henson; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca (RHS-1976) and Mike C de Baca; grandchildren, Michelle Henson Yaeger, Monica Stanley, Heather C de Baca, Michael C de Baca, Bryan Henson, Sgt. Robert Nichols, Tawnya Vier, Suzanne Olson, and Luke Seymour; 9 great-grand- children; brothers, James and Freddie Joe; sister, Betty; a very dear friend not only to Dorothy but to her family as well, Bill James; and her best friend of 40 years, Pat Pockrus.