Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1943

Opal Eaton Elrod OPAL DEE EATON ELROD, 86, passed away on Nov. 17, 2011 in Eastland, TX, with burial at the Eastland Cemetery. Opal was born on June 19, 1925 in Crosbyton, TX to S.T. and Eva Eaton. She grew up in the Olden and Ranger, TX area. Opal attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1943. She began her 58 year marriage to O.L. "Loyd" Elrod (RHS-1943) in Nov. of 1944 at Ranger, TX. Loyd was in the civil service and this moved them for a time to Pyote, Monahans & Mineral Wells, TX. They moved back to Eastland County and settled in Eastland, TX in the late 1950s where they lived together until Loyd’s death in 2003. Opal managed the Dairy King in Eastland during the early 1960s and worked at Hollywood Vasserette in Eastland. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eastland. Opal was preceded in death by her husband Loyd Elrod, two sisters, Gladys Eaton McCrary and Elnora Eaton Overstreet, one brother, W.T. Eaton (RHS-1948); 5 great-grandchildren, Matthew Dean Chaney, Colin Bailey, Hannah Grace Bailey, Airen Bailey, & Dash Bailey. At the time of her death, she was survived by daughter, Julie Chaney and husband, Gayle of Eastland; son, Dan Elrod and wife, Julie, of Gordon; four grandchildren, Mark Chaney and wife Pamela of Eastland; Angie Bailey and husband Patrick of Sugar Grove, IL; Bryan Elrod of Eastland, Brent Elrod and wife Kacy of Dallas; eight great-grandchildren, Brady, Briley and Tacey Elrod; C.J. Chaney; Anthony, Aiden, Abigail and Andon Bailey.