Ranger Exes Memorial - Others

Calvin Ainsworth CALVIN AINSWORTH, 66, Eastland County Precinct 2 commissioner since 1990, died in an Abilene hospital on January 10, 1999. Mr. Ainsworth was born in Gustine on March 26, 1932, and attended school in Cheney and Young in the Ranger area. He married Jean Veal in 1950 in Mineral Wells and worked for Ranger Peanut Co. and R&R Fuel Co. until 1965. He then opened Ainsworth Dozier Service and operated it until 1990. He was a member of Eastland County Sheriff's Posse, Ranger Riding Club, Ranger Jaycees and Merriman Baptist Church. He had one son, Ronnie Ainsworth (RHS-1972) of Ranger and Mayor of Ranger, 1991-1996, and two daughters, Donna Driskill (RHS- 1969) of Abilene and Delinda Butler (RHS-1975) of Gorman. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. WIFE: BARBARA "JEAN" VEAL AINSWORTH, 72, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, went to join our daddy on July 16, 2007. Graveside services were at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Jean, as she was known by family and friends, was born to Ralph Wallace Veal and Edith Gertrude Burns, on January 26, 1935 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas. She attended school in Mineral Wells and moved to Ranger as a teenager. Jean attended Ranger High School until she married Calvin Ainsworth on Sept. 30, 1950 in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas. Jean was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church and attended Cowboy Church on a regular basis until her illness. She was also a member and very active in the Jaycees during the 60's and a member of a Ranger ladies fast pitch softball team, known as the Fox Trotters. She and Calvin were members of the Roaring Ranger Riding Club and the Eastland County Sheriff's Posse in the 80's. Jean and Calvin, along with son, Ronnie, owned and operated Ainsworth's Gulf and Ronnie's K&M in the late 70's and early 80's. Jean was an avid supporter of all activities her children and grandchildren were involved in; football, baseball, basketball, track, cheerleading and twirling. Survivors: A son; Ronnie Wayne Ainsworth (RHS-1972) and wife, Sherri, 2 daughters; Donna Driskill-Thackerson (RHS-1969) and husband, Roy, and Delinda Snider (RHS- 1975) and husband Larry. Jean is lovingly referred to as "Nannie" by six grandsons; Brandon (RHS-1989), Wade (RHS-1994), Ronnie Calvin (RHS-1999), Sonny (RHS-2001), Jacob and Douglas and 1 grand-daughter; Tammy (RHS-1990), a great-grandson; Jayson and 3 great grand-daughters; Kylyn, Kynlee, and Alissa, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Calvin, both parents and brother, Howard Wallace (Jack) Veal.