Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1943

Claude Rodgers CLAUDE AUDREY RODGERS, 96 of Ranger, TX passed away on Jan. 3, 2022, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger. He was born on Feb. 14, 1925 in Ranger to Clyde Montgomery Rodgers and Myrtle Lucinda (Baker) Rodgers. After graduating from Ranger High School in the Class of 1943, he entered the military. He married Lela Mae Griffith in March of 1955 in Ranger. She preceded him in death in 2008. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Woodie Rodgers, and 2 daughters, Delores Rodgers and Linda Weeaks. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Ranger where he served as a Deacon. He retired from EBAA Iron, enjoyed doing yard work, drawing and whittling, and especially loved his Dr. Peppers and shortbread cookies. Survivors include 2 sons, Roy Rodgers (RHS-1977) and wife Wendy, and Gilbert Rodgers (RHS-1980) and wife Sharmon; 1 daughter, Nelda Rodgers (RHS-1978); 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grand- children. WIFE: LELA MAE GRIFFITH RODGERS, 74, passed away Jan. 16, 200, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX. Lela was born in Pueblo, TX, on Oct. 5, 1933 to John (Leslie) & Ida Ruth (Gann) Griffith. She was raised and attended school in Moran. She later met and married Claude Audrey Rodgers (RHS-1943) in March of 1955 in Ranger. In 1962 they made their home in the Ranger community. Lela worked for Quality Food Market, the Five & Dime, Ben Franklins, Ranger Athletic and even a period of time at the Ranger Hospital. She worked at Ranger School Cafeteria for 20 years. She was always involved in the elections around Ranger helping to count votes. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church & was involved in the activities there. She loved to sew and crochet. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Delores, and a brother Gene. She is survived by her husband Audrey; two daughters, Linda Weeaks and Nelda Poulson (RHS-1978); two sons, Roy (RHS-1977) and Gilbert Rodgers (RHS-1980) both of Ranger; a sister Betty Polk; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren with another on the way. DAUGHTER: LINDA KAY RODGERS WEEAKS, 70, of Ranger, TX passed away Dec. 20, 2021, with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger. She was born Dec. 19, 1951 in Gorman, TX to Claude Audrey Rodgers & Lela Mae Griffith Rodgers. She lived most of her life in Ranger. After graduating high school from Texas School for the Deaf, she became a seamstress. She worked at Eastlander Design in Eastland. She was a member of the 2nd Baptist Church in Ranger, as well as the Deaf Club in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lela Mae Griffith; and sister, Deloris Rodgers. Survivors include her father, Claude Rodgers; a son, Shane Weeaks and wife Tifanie; 2 brothers, Roy Rodgers and wife Wendy, and Gilbert Rodgers & wife Sharmon; a sister, Nelda Rodgers; 5 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.