Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1929

ELECTRA M. CARAWAY CRENWELGE, 88, was a 1929 graduate of Ranger High School at Ranger, TX and was the daughter of Mary M. Crawford & William Osborn Caraway. She was born in McLennan County, TX on Nov. 4, 1911 and died on Jan. 20, 2000, in Fredericksburg, TX, & is buried in Der Stadt Friedhof (The City Cemetery) of that community. Her brother was Floyd Earl Caraway (RHS-1946). She was married in Eastland to Elgin Otto Crenwelge in Dec. of 1929. He died in Nov. of 1981. They had two sons, Wilbur E. Crenwelge, M.D., and Joe Edward Crenwelge, Lt. Col., USAF (Retired). She had seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren at the time of her death. During her high school years she must have enjoyed English and Home Economics as favorite subjects, because she was an avid reader and an accomplished seamstress until her eye sight diminished in her later years. Following their marriage, the Crenwelges moved to Fredericksburg, TX, where he was county treasurer until 1945 when he became an employee of the Texas- New Mexico Pipe Line Company. At that time she became Gillespie County treasurer to finish his unexpired term. While he was employed by the pipe line company they lived in Jal and Lovington, NM, & Fayetteville, Ozona and Katy, TX. Electra was active in school, church and community affairs & she held several offices with the PTA and was active in the Woman's Society of the Methodist Church. She was one of the first Den Mothers for Cub Scouting when that program was organized in Fredericksburg. Her husband was a Mason and she was an active member of the Eastern Star for many years.