Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1936

Camilla Hunt CAMILLA HUNT McLAUGHLIN was the daughter of Susan Bobo Hunt (RHS-1912) & sister to Robert Lee Hunt (RHS-1940). Her father was Robert L. Hunt who was killed in a car/train collision at the old Prairie Crossing when she was a small child. Camilla continued her education at the University of Oklahoma where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa on June 3, 1940. Since WWII had started, she went to work at Tinker Air Force Base at Oklahoma City. When the war was over, she applied in Dallas at Braniff Airways for a flight stewardess position and was hired. Camilla was soon promoted to Supervisor of Flight Stewardesses. In May of 1947, she married Keith McLaughlin. They had a daughter, Suzi, and a son Chris. Keith had attended Ranger Jr. College at Ranger, TX in 1940 to take the Civilian Pilot Training course & Keith’s sister, Margaret McLaughlin Owen was a faculty member at Ranger High School, teaching music, through 1945. Marriage to Keith began a life-long time of travel as they moved from oil company to oil company covering Wyoming, Colorado and the Dominican Republic where she is shown on the patio of their home in Santo Domingo. Keith drilled two dry holes & they returned to the States & settled in Midland, TX where Camilla commuted to Lubbock and Texas Tech and earned a Master's Degree in Spanish. She was made head of the Foreign Languages Department at Midland High School. She taught school for several years, but became disenchanted and talked Keith into moving to Houston, where she had many relatives. She got into real estate and was quite successful, but the Houston traffic problem was too much or them, and back to Midland they went. She continued her real estate career in Midland for some time before retiring, and was active in the Midland Society of University Women & the High Sky Squares square dance organization. In 1991 she was diagnosed as having two aneurysms in her brain & on Sept. 1, 1994 she died as a result of those aneurysms.