Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1927

Olena Burch OLENA BURCH HOWARD born in Lingleville, TX, on Feb. 29, 1908, to Harvey & Lulla Burch. She went to Ranger High School in Ranger, TX and was a cheerleader in 1926-27. Olena met Thomas "T-Bone" Howard who worked for Walker-Smith Grocery Co. She went to Abilene to attend business school and they married in Oct. of 1929. Olena died at Cortez, CO, in 1992 and her husband died in Graham in 1973 and they are both buried in Summit Ridge Cemetery, Dolores, CO. She was raised in the old T.P. Camp on the north side of Ranger. They had two children, Thomas Burch Howard & Glenda Gayle Howard Moore. Her siblings were Bessie Burch Anderson (RHS-1922), Jo Burch Gray (1928), & Harvey G. Burch (RHS-1935).