Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1971

Donald Gilbert DONALD GILBERT was killed in a one vehicle accident, on Sept. 20, 1969 near Ranger, TX on Morton Valley highway. He had fallen asleep at the wheel and veered off the road, hitting a tree. He was 16, beginning his Junior year at school in the Ranger High School Class of 1971. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Donald was born on April 11, 1953 in Lubbock, the son of Viola Beatrice Barton & O.M. "Jack" Gilbert. The Gilbert family moved to Ranger in 1957. Donald was employed with a construction company out of Goldthwaite at the time of his death. He was survived by his parents and four brothers and five sisters including sisters: Starlene and Tommy Boyett of Fort Worth; Kay and Jack Bodiford of Grand Prairie; Connie and Kenneth Hamlin of Palacios; Deborah Gilbert (RHS-1972) and Shannon Gilbert (RHS-1983) of Ranger; brothers, Marion of Fort Worth; Charlie (RHS-1962) of Odessa; Joe Gilbert (RHS-1969) and twin brother Ronald Gilbert of Ranger.