Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1935 The Faculty & RJC

Stubby Warden ONIS C. "STUBBY" WARDEN, 89, of Dallas and formerl of Ranger, TX passed away on Dec. 25, 2004, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Stubby was born Jan. 22, 1915 in Bennett, TX to Earnest Eugene and Emma Sweek Warden. He graduated from Ranger High School in 1936 Where he earned a football scholarship to Texas A&M University. Stubby married Juanita Kimbrough (RHS-1937) in August of 1936 in Mt. Pleasant, TX. Stubby coached for Clarendon from 1939 to 1942 when he entered the U.S. Navy serving from 1942 to 1946. They returned to Ranger where he coached for the high school, winning the 1953 state football championship. He went on to coach, teach and work as an administrator in Ranger and Eastland for the next 35 years. He was very active in the community, serving as Ranger Mayor from 1980 to 1983, Chamber of Commerce manager, Ranger Lions Club, the Industrial Foundation, Ranger Boys Club and Board of Regents for Ranger College. In 2000, Coach Stubby Warden was inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ranger where he served as deacon for over 50 years. Stubby is survived by his wife of 68 years, Juanita Warden of Dallas; daughter, Marilyn Cundiff (RHS-1960) and husband, Ray of Dallas; son, Jerry Warden (RHS-1965) and wife, Diane of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Cynthia Young of Kingwood, Mark Warden of Fort Irwin, California and Kimberely Stein of Memphis, Tennessee; two great-grandchildren, Will and Elizabeth Ann Stein and numerous nieces and nephews. Stubby Warden 1934 Football Champions 1953 State Champions Mayors of Ranger Stubby Warden to be Honored 1953 State Champions Honored in 2003