HOMER LEE COODY was born July 28, 1915, and died April 1, 1994,
while living in Beaumont. Homer Lee and Betty Davis Coody came
to Ranger in the late 40's. Betty attended Ranger Junior 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 September 19, 1946, prior
to their move to Ranger and a son, Charles Daniel Coody was born
on October 3, 1952, in Ranger. Michael Lee Coody died March 2,
1996, in Beaumont, from complications of Diabetes.
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 and his wife Deborah live.