Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1936

Everett Donowho EVERETT MARTIN DONOWHO, 59, died on June 24, 1976, with burial at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton, TX. He was born June 17, 1917, in Zephyr, TX the son of Jack & Arora Donowho. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1936 at Ranger, TX. He married June Edwards in Oct. of 1941 in Cisco. Everett was a graduate of North Texas State University & was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Donowho retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1966 and was later a math teacher at Congress Jr. High School for 13 years until his death. Survivors at the time of his death include his wife, June, of Denton, two sons Robert Donowho of Denton and Dr. Everett M. Donowho, Jr., of San Antonio, two daughters Veva Vonler and Joy Donowho both of Denton; five brothers, Thurman Donowho of Houston, Bill Donowho of Sheffield, Joe Donowho (RHS-1932), Dan Donowho (RHS-1933) of Denison & Calvin Donowho of Alvin, two sisters, Ruth Donowho Supulver (RHS-1937) of Fort Worth & Opal Donowho Swaim of Denison and three grandchildren. Everett was a member of the RHS championship football team of 1934 (shirt no.46, a tackle) who also played in the first Sun Bowl game in El Paso, TX in 1935. Living south of Ranger on their farm, he was furnished a bed at the Ranger Fire Station and a meal ticket at one of the cafes so he could be available for football practice. He served two years in England & 6 months in Russia after D-Day for the shuttle flights the bombers were making. He was assigned to North Texas University in 1951 to attend Air Force ROTC. Transferred to Okinawa for two and one half years in 1954. Returned to Denton where he retired from the Air Force after 30 years as a CWO11. The cadets & school officials honored him with a parade.