Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1940 RJC

Arthur Camacho ARTURO RUELES "ARTHUR" CAMACHO, 93, passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2015 at his home in Ft. Worth, TX, with burial in the DFW National Cemetery. He was born in Ranger, TX in February of 1922 to Jose & Petra Camacho, and attended St. Rita Catholic School. He is listed in the Ranger High School Class of 1940. Arturo enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941, & during WWII, was stationed in the Pacific at Bataan. After the fall of Corregidor in April of 1942, he was a Japanese POW until he was liberated in Aug. of 1945. In March 1947, he married Elisa Flores (RHS-1947) and lived in Ranger for most of his life, raising a family of six children. He graduated from Ranger Jr. College, and worked as a mechanic until he was employed with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1986. He was an active member with the local Lions Club, Rotary Club, Ranger VFD, Catholic Men's Club, and the Knights of Columbus, where he was a Fourth Degree Sir Knight of the General Worth Marshall Assembly #1089. He also served as the President of the FW Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War. Arturo & Elisa moved to Ft. Worth in 2006 & he continued to be active with the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed swimming, fishing, and watching the Texas Rangers. He will be remembered for his devout patriotism, passion for the needy, sense of humor, and loving smile. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Elisa Flores Camacho and his children: daughters Cecilia Camacho Villa (RHS-1966) & husband Arturo of Ft. Worth; Sylvia Camacho Herrington (RHS-1968) & husband Eddie Herrington (RHS-1968) of Irving; Cynthia Camacho Meza (RHS-1971) & husband Mike of Lake Worth; Patricia Camacho Pittman (RHS-1973) & husband Del of Whitney; Martha Camacho Merrill (RHS-1980) of Ft. Worth; son Arturo Camacho (RHS-1974) & wife Robbie Walton Camacho (RHS-1977) of Haltom City; brother Ramon Camacho (RHS-1950) of Odessa; 13 grandchildren & 13 great-grandchildren. His brothers were Trinidad Mendoza Camacho, Joe Camacho, Salvador Camacho, George Camacho, Pete Camacho (RHS-1945) and Jimmy Camacho (RHS-1952), all deceased. More pics