Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1941 RJC

Dewey Cox DEWEY COX, 56, died Dec. 24, 1980. His parents were Jesse & Dewey Cox, Sr. and he was born Jan. 4, 1924. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1941 at Ranger, TX. He was employed a number of years by L.R. Pearson in his law offices. Dewey received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to his law practice, he was Registrar and taught Business Administration at Ranger Jr. College. He married Frances Wortham from Sweetwater in 1956. They had one child who only lived a few days. His step-children were Lee and Carl Ausburne. He had two brothers, Charles M. Cox (RHS-1945) & Richard Cox (RHS-1942), and two sisters, Betty Cox (RHS-1951) of Bridgeport, TX, and Delores Cox (RHS-1953) of San Antonio. Frances Cox resides in Ranger. WIFE: FRANCES WORTHAM COX, 77, of Ranger died May 2, 2004 in Abilene, TX, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Frances was born on Dec. 22, 1927 in Rotan to Lucinda Elizabeth Loader & Parker Wortham. She was a graduate of Sweetwater High School. She married Dewey Cox, Jr. in August of 1956 at Lampasas, TX and he preceded her in death. Frances worked as a lab tech and radiologist for Dr. Kuykendall and later at West Texas Clinic for Dr. W. P. Watkins. When she retired she helped her husband in his law firm. She was instrumental in getting little league baseball organized and started in Ranger. She was also very active in many community organizations including Meals on Wheels, March of Dimes and helping the local people with transport to doctor's appointments and hospital visits. She was a Baptist. Survivors at the time of her death are her sons, Lee Ausburne, Class of 1965 of Mesquite and Paul Ausburne (RHS-1972) of Ranger; brother Glenn Wortham; two grandchildren, Josh and Lenny Ausburne; nieces and nephews, Joanne Hatton, Bill Ausburne, Gwen Woods, Beth and Greg Wortham and Billy Wayne Wortham.