Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1929

Velma Brown VELMA BROWN ANDREW, 58, was born Aug. 24, 1909 in Gorman, TX, to Charity Obie Butts & Walter Brown, & died July 7, 1968. She was in the Ranger High School Class of 1929 at Ranger, TX & married Hiram Lendley Andrew from Wichita Falls in 1951. He died in 1965. She had two brothers, Claude Alvin Brown, and Vada Leroy Brown and a sister, Opadell Brown (RHS-1932) who married Jay B. Baker. Their son is, Velma's nephew, Jay Dell Baker (RHS-1962) of Fort Worth, TX, and his sister, Velma's niece, Sherry Ann Baker Farnsworth (RHS-1957), lives in Schaumburg, IL. Most of the time, Velma and Hiram lived in Karnes City, TX, where she was employed as a bookkeeper at a drug store and where she was living when she died. When they lived in Ranger, part of the time in the Gholson Hotel, she was manager of the old Scotts 5&10 Store on Main St. next to Swaney's and "Andy" (Hiram) worked for Lone Star Gas Company. Opadell and Velma, their parents, their husbands, and other relatives are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger.