Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

Claudia Koenig CLAUDIA AUGUSTA KOENIG GEORGE, nee Compton, 87, of Aurora, IL, died on August 11, 2004 of a pulmonary embolism, born Aug. 30, 1916 in Ballinger, TX, to Claude Augustus & Emma, nee Jones Compton; beloved wife of the late Albert George Koenig (RHS teacher) and Dr. William Wilson George, both of whom were educators; loving mother of Claude A. (Patricia) Koenig of Bartlett, Robert Randal (Judi) Koenig of Capitan, NM, Mary Helen (Shuford) Smith of Tryon, NC and the late George D. Koenig (RHS-1960); devoted grandmother of nine; and great-grandmother of nine; fond sister of Helen Baxter Maxon and the late Cleo (Burt) Matteson & Thelma (J.B.) Robinson; dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Mrs. George graduated from Ballinger High School in 1933. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at Hardin- Simmons University in Abilene, TX, then a Master of Arts in Education at Northwestern University, Evanston in 1959. As an outstanding educator, she was elected to Pi Lamda Theta. She taught at Ranger High School at Ranger, TX in the late 40s & early 50s. She retired from teaching after many years as a grade school educator in DesPlaines. She was a member of the Naperville Baptist Church. In the past, she had been active in the Order of the Eastern Star and Gideons International. Always an avid gardener, Claudia was a member of the Morton Arboretum. Interment was at Ridgewood Cemetery.