Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1943

BILLIE MARIE DAVENPORT WARD,74, passed on Nov. 16, 2000 in Atwater, CA. She was born in Ranger, TX, on Feb. 19,1926 to Chaney Marie Brashier & Wyatt Guy Davenport. She was raised in Ranger and went to Ranger High until 1942, when she married Mathew Lawrence "Sam" Ward. She left Ranger and moved to West Texas and bore two sons, Larry and Gary and one daughter, Darla. The family eventually moved to New Mexico and then in 1962 to Bakersfield, CA. Billie worked in the retail business for over 20 years. She and her husband, Sam moved to Atwater in 1995 to be near her daughter and family. She left behind 10 grandchildren & 7 great-grand- children. She also left behind a sister, Betty Davenport Hannah (RHS-1951) who resides in Merced, CA. She is preceded in death by her brother, W.G. "Dub" Davenport (RHS-1950).