Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

Homer & Betty Davis Coody HOMER LEE COODY was born July 28, 1915, and died April 1, 1994, while living in Beaumont, TX. Homer Lee & Betty Davis Coody came to Ranger, TX in the late 40s. Betty attended Ranger Jr. College in the 1949-1950 and 1950-1951 school years, while her husband was on the college faculty, graduating in 1951. She later taught elementary classes. Homer Lee was a teacher and became Principal of Ranger High School from 1950-1956 and taught in years after that. A son, Michael Lee Coody was born prior to their move to Ranger & died in 1996 from complications of diabetes. Another son, Charles Daniel Coody, was born in Ranger. Homer Coody was the principal at French High School in Beaumont for 14 years before he retired. Betty was the first woman to be admitted in the School of Education Administration at the University of Texas. When Texas A&M went co-ed, they brought her in to set up the women's curriculum and to teach the first women's courses. She was appointed Regent's Professor and retired Emeritus from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. Betty Davis Coody lives in Fayetteville, AR, at this time next door to where her son, Charles Daniel & his wife Deborah live.