Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1936

Sammy Mattrews SAMMY RUTH MATTHEWS LEHRER was a member of the Ranger High School Class of 1936 at Ranger, TX. She was the daughter of Hortense Matthews, a Ranger nurse who was later governess to the children of Nan Grey & Frankie Laine. Sammy Ruth went to "Hollywood" to find fame and fortune and married a young Naval officer who was soon on duty on a ship in the South Pacific. That marriage ended in divorce but Sammy Ruth later married Fred Lehrer, a successful West Coast manufacturer of ladies' apparel. They had one son, Jimmy Lehrer. Sammy Ruth died of a heart condition in 1964 at the age of 45 in Beverly Hills, CA, where she was buried. The photo on the right is of Sammy Ruth Matthews, her husband, Fred Lehrer, and their son Jimmy Lehrer. Sammy Mattrews Sammy Ruth (2nd from left) was Maid of Honor at the wedding of Frankie Laine and Nan Grey (Eschal Miller). Also shown are Nan's daughters, Pam & Jan Westrope.