WALTER J. ARTERBURN, 69, was born July 20, 1924 in
Drumright, OK, to Margaret Leoma "Oma" Ellison & Ernest
Forrest "Art" Arterburn. He passed away on May 12, 1994,
while living at Bryan, TX. He attended Ranger High School
in the Class of 1942 at Ranger, TX. He served on the Ranger
ISD School Board during the years 1954-1958 and was 1st
Vice President of the Ranger Exes Association during
the years 1993-1994. Following graduation from Ranger
High School, he worked for Art's Tool & Supply in Ranger
as a machinist and, later, in Bryan, he worked for A&M
as an experimental machinist. He also worked part-time
for Century 21 as a realtor. He served in the U.S. Navy
He is survived by his wife Clara Faye Russell Arterburn
(RHS-1944) who lives in Bryan. They had three sons:
Terry, Jerry and Steve. Jerry Laroy Arterburn died
June 13, 1988 while living at Bryan, TX. Terry James
and Stephen Forrest were also born in Ranger & survive.
He was also survived by brothers, Junior Arterburn (RHS-
1946) and wife, Joyce, D.C. Arterburn (RHS-1940) and
wife, Dorothy (Lewis) (RHS-1946), L.P. Arterburn (RHS-
1945) and wife, Frances, and Ernest Arterburn (RHS-1940)
and wife Evelyn.
MOTHER: MARGARET LEOMA "OMA" ELLISON ARTERBURN,
96, of Ranger, TX died Dec. 8, 1998, at Abilene, TX,
with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.
Mrs. Arterburn was born on Jan. 13, 1902, in Mena, AR,
to Mose & Elzia Alice (Lilly) Ellison. She was raised
in Sewart, OK, and attended school there. She married
Ernest Forrest "Ar"’ Arterburn in 1919 at McAlester, OK.
He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1985. She worked
at Arterburn Hardware Store and was a housewife and mother.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ranger
and Eastern Star Chapter #275. She was also a member of
the Royal Neighbors of America. She was preceded in death
by one son, Walter Arterburn (RHS-1942) in 1994.
Survivors at the time of her death include four sons and
daughters-in-law, Ernest & Evelyn Arterburn of Albuquerque,
NM, D.C. & Dorothy Arterburn of Amarillo, Leonard and
Francis Arterburn of Lake Leon and Baytown, Junior and
Joyce Arterburn of Lubbock, a daughter-in-law Clare Fay
Arterburn of Bryan; one brother, Albert Ellison of Myrtle
Creek, OR, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2
great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.