Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1929

Irene Pickett DOROTHY IRENE PICKETT RUCKER, 96, passed away on May 19, 2008, with interment at Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene, TX. Mrs. Rucker was born in Paris, TX, to Albert and Minnie Payne Pickett on Oct. 7, 1911. She married Byron Rucker in Oct. of 1940 in her parentís home. She graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1929 at Ranger, TX and received her undergraduate degree from East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce, & her Masterís from Texas Tech in Lubbock. She and her husband were long time educators and taught in several school districts. They returned from the Brownfield school district and moved to Abilene in 1978. She belonged to several professional organizations including Delta Kappa Gama and Retired Teachers in Abilene and Lubbock. She volunteered as a docent at the Brownfield Museum and the Grace in Abilene. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and infant son; and three sisters. Her sisters were Pauline Pickett Funk (RHS-1930), Mary Pittman, Margaret Pickett Crossland, & Helen Pickett. She is survived by one sister, Berta Field of Abilene; several nieces and nephews including Susan King of Brownwood, Kathryn King and husband Harry of San Antonio & Julia Burrows and husband R.L. of Sherman; great and great-great-nieces and nephews.