Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1944 RJC

Jack Townzen JACK E. TOWNZEN, 77, passed away Oct. 28, 2004 with family by his side. Jack was born to Grayson Arthur & Edna Mae Scroggins Townzen in Strawn, TX, on Dec. 18, 1926. He grew up in Ranger, TX and graduated from Ranger High School and Ranger Jr. College. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he met and married Mary Garren of Odessa in Dec. of 1949. They moved to Midland in 1960 to manage a Murphy & Rochester insurance and real estate office. Jack was a member & past president of the Midland Home-builders Association; many Midlander's still live in a Townzen built home. Being of 32nd Degree KCCH Mason, he was also a past president of both Midland and Odessa Scottish Rite Associations. Jack loved all sports and was an avid out-doorman who especially loved to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Jack Townsen Jr., brothers, James Townsen (RHS- 1941), Thomas "Tom" Townsen, B.E. "Red" Townsen (RHS-1948), and Robert Townsen (RHS-1965). Jack is survived by Mary, his wife of 54 years; son, Mark Townsen with wife Crystal and grandson Curtis of Ft. Worth; sister, Mary Lou Townsen (RHS- 1949) and husband Jimmy Samford of Austin and many cousins, nieces and nephews.