Ranger Exes Memorial - Others

Pauline Bowen PAULINE LAVERNE BOWEN BRENEMAN, 87, of Ranger passed away peacefully August 7, 2011 after a lengthy illness with her family by her side. Pauline was born July 11, 1924 in Ranger, TX. The youngest of 5 daughters of the late Oliver Calvin & Pearlie Mae Bowen. She attended Colony School outside of Ranger. Pauline and her husband, Chester H. Breneman, lived in Hutchins for a few years before moving back to her home town of Ranger in 1970 where they raised their 4 children. Pauline worked for Eastland Memorial Hospital for 15 years, retiring at age 72 in 1996, being the oldest employee at the time for the hospital. Pauline was a past member of Order of Eastern Star, a Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader, and did some baby-sitting, but was mostly known for her many talents she acquired by being a homemaker for the majority of her life. She worked harder than most employed people do. Pauline always had a bountiful garden and what she didn’t give away to friends and family, she cooked and canned everything under the sun. Many fruit trees and those darn pecan trees, always had nuts or limbs to pick up after a strong wind. When growing season was over, she would get busy either sewing, knitting, embroidering, crocheting or quilting, and most of their clothes were handmade. As adults they have all received many treasured quilts, blankets, afghans & table cloths to name a few items made with her loving hands. Not to mention grandkids and a few others who have received many priceless quilts and other handmade items as well. If you ever stopped by her house for a visit within just a few minutes she would be off in the kitchen to whip up something to eat, no one would ever leave Pauline’s hungry. Her children have tried to duplicate many of her famous dishes some of which are close, but Pauline was known for being an excellent home- style country cook. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Chester on January 3, 1981, sisters Dorothy Carr on July 16, 2005 and Mae Isabell on April 15, 2009, and 1 sister Verble Lee Bowen who passed away 7 months before Pauline was born. At the time of her death, Pauline was survived by her children, Karen Williamson (RHS-1974) & husband Jerry (RHS-1972) of Morton Valley, Leon Breneman (RHS-1977) & wife Melody of Alvin, Jon Breneman (RHS-1979) of Lake Leon, Marian Cook (RHS-1981) & husband Bill of Meridian. Grandkids-Stacy, Paul, Patrick & wife Michelle, Wendy & husband James, Kalyn & Rylee; great-grandchildren- Caeden & Ayzlee, and baby boy McGruder arriving in September. And 1 sister, Una “Dude” Beck. And many other family members, Richard, Miles, Marti, Heath, Maria, Amadeo, Francesca, Lucia, Avila, Meagan, Pat, Patrick, Bethany, Avery, April, Ryan & Leah and many, many wonderful nieces & nephews. Dorothy Carr SISTER: DOROTHY BOWEN SEYMOUR CARR, 84, of Ranger, TX died July 16, 2005 with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Dorothy was born in Colony Community north of Ranger on March 9, 1921, to Pearlie Mae Mills and Oliver Calvin Bowen. She was a graduate of Colony High School and attended one year of college. She worked as a supervisor for Harv-Al Athletic Supplies for 20 years. She lived all of her life in Ranger and married Williard Seymour in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1987. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ranger and enjoyed painting, sewing, crafts, cooking and was a loving and generous person. She is survived by her children: Elizabeth Nowak (RHS- 1957) and husband Charles of Dodson Prairie, TX; Robert "Butch" Seymour and wife Vickie of Olden, TX; Kenneth Wayne Seymour and wife Billie Sue of Ranger; and Donna Hogan (RHS-1969) and husband Pat of Eastland, TX; and a niece, Jackie Bush and husband Alford of Ranger; three sisters, Mae Isabel, Una Beck and Pauline Breneman, all of Ranger; eleven grandchildren, Ricky, Rusty, Shane, Cindy, Lisa (RHS-1989), Kenny, Jr. (RHS-1993), Kristen (RHS-2002), Keya, Tammy, Will and Jerry; eight great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.