Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

THELMA NIXON CROOM, 91, died on Oct. 13, 2002 at a local hospital. Burial was in the Mt. Marison Cemetery in Strawn, TX. Mrs. Croom was born on Oct. 13, 1911 in Caddo, TX, to Robert Nathaniel & Katherine (Hale) Nixon. She was a graduate of Caddo High School and received her teaching degree from Tarleton State College in Stephenville. She married Fayron Lionel Croom in April of 1941 in Ranger at Scenic Point. He preceded her in death in 1983. Mrs. Croom taught school in Ivan, TX, and also in Brad, TX, at the Elm School teaching the 4th and 6th grades, also taught drama class at Ranger, TX. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ranger. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Patricia Darlene Croom; and also by a daughter, Sandra Kay Moore in 1998. Survivors at the time of her death are a daughter and son- in-law, Fay and Jim Tilley of Ranger; brothers, Nolan D. Nixon of Gurdon, Ark. and Winfred H. Nixon of Granbury; sister-in-law, Mary Yeager of Fort Worth; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Yeager of Fort Worth; sister and brother-in-law, Lewis and Estella Croom of Wichita Falls; grandchildren, Deborah Fay and her husband Uwen Epenyong of Norman, OK., James Tilley and wife Adrianne of Oklahoma City, OK., and Rebecca Tilley of Norman, OK; and several nieces and nephews.