Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1941

Jane Matthews Pogson CAROLYN JANE MATTHEWS BUTLER POGSON, 88, passed peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on July 9, 2014 in Ann Arbor, MI. She was born July 19, 1925 in Ranger, TX, the elder of two daughters of James Ernest Matthews and Johnie Shults Matthews. She graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1941. Jane attended college at Stephens College and the University of Texas, Austin, where she was a Pi Beta Phi. After receiving her undergraduate degree she married Clarence Jackson "Jack" Butler. They moved from Austin to McAllen, TX, where Jane taught English as a second language to wives of immigrant farm workers, volunteered to provide therapy for disabled youths, and was a local election worker. After Jack died in an aircraft accident, Jane moved with the four children back to Austin. There she completed her Master's degree and became a Spanish teacher. She married Robert J. Pogson in 1968. They lived for two years in Nigeria, and returned to Ann Arbor, where Jane remained until her death. She taught Spanish in the Ann Arbor school system, was deeply involved with the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, and volunteered for many years visiting and providing books for prisoners. Jane was a voracious reader and lifelong learner, and she loved to share her passion for books. She kept a stash of new books in the back of her car, ready to give away to friends, family and whoever might enjoy reading a good book. At the time of her death, she was survived by: her sister, Anne Wood (RHS-1947) of Tucson, AZ; four children and two grandchildren- (1) Jim Butler and Lynn Whitten of Austin, TX; (2) Chris Butler and Sue Ann Kenmotsu- Butler, and their children Jane Misako Butler and Xuan Jackson Butler of Austin; (3) Sean Butler, Los Angeles, CA; and (4) Anne Butler and her fiance, Hayes McCauley of Austin; and one step-son, Tom Pogson and Laura Pomeroy Pogson, and their son, John Paul Pogson, of Homer, AK; and four nieces and nephews and their children.