EUGENE EDD KRIBBS, 84, died Jan. 24, 2004 at his
home in Breckenridge, TX, with burial in Evergreen
Cemetery at Ranger, TX.
Eugene Kribbs was born June 17, 1919 in Bridgeport,
IL, to parents Franklin P. Kribbs and Sarah Emma
Cruise. He moved to Strawn in 1921 & to Ranger in
1923. He attended school in Ranger, graduating from
Breckenridge High School and also from Texas A&M
University in 1942 with a degree in sociology. He
enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the
S.W. Pacific to 1946 and is a veteran of WWII. Mr.
Kribbs served in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1971
as a retired Colonel. He received his Masters of
Education at North Texas State College. He married
Mildred F. Mitchell (RHS-1937) in August of 1940
in Fort Worth. He worked for the Dallas Independent
School District from 1949 to 1976, when he moved to
Mr. Kribbs was a member of Gideons International,
Masonic Lodge 32nd Degree and a member of A&M Former
Students Association. He was also a past president
of the Stephens County Retired Teachers Association
and a member of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Breckenridge, serving as deacon, and was also a
member of the Roughneck Bible Class. He was a devoted
husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and
friend to many.
Mr Kribbs was preceded in death by his parents, one
brother, and four sisters.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife,
Mildred; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and
Curly (RHS-1961) Ross and Diane and Jim Anderson;
one grand-daughter, Rhonda Ross Welch and husband
Matt; and one grandson, Randy Ross; 3 step-grand-
children, Staci & J. Taylor, Lisa & Travis Anderson
and Amy Anderson; one great-grandchild, Will Welch;
and three step-great-grandchildren, Kalli Anderson
and Kick and Jack Taylor; one brother, Merle Kribbs;
(RHS-1943) and many nieces and nephews.
Children of Franklin Phillip Kribbs (1881-1971) & Sarah
Emmaline Cruse Kribbs (1884-1944): Waldine Kribbs,
Geraldine Kribbs McPheeters, Bernadine Kribbs Blue (RHS-1928),
Franklin Phillip (Phil) Kribbs Jr. (RHS-1938), Eugene (Gene)
Edd Kribbs (RHS-1936, Breckenridge HS-1938), Yvonne Kribbs
Gallagher (RHS-1939) and Merle Wilson "Buster" Kribbs (RHS-
1943. Also: Louise Newman Kribbs (RHS 1938), wife of Phil