Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1944

Fred Larson ALBIN "FRED" LARSON, 87, of Waco, TX passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 25, 2013. Fred was born in Waco, TX, on Aug. 11, 1926, to Albin & Hildegarde Larson. He grew up in Ranger, TX, graduating from Ranger High School in 1944. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps, but the war ended before he was deployed. He attended Texas A&M University where he studied Electrical Engineering, but transferred to TCU to earn a degree in Commerce. After graduating he moved to Houston, TX to work in the oil and gas industry where he met his future wife, Barbara Annette Hendley. Fred & Barbara married in 1953 and made their home in Houston, where they reared their two sons. Once the boys were grown, Fred & Barbara enjoyed traveling around the world. Retiring after many years at Exxon and then Transwestern Pipeline Company, they moved to Waco to live near his cousins and their life-long friends, Max and Dorothy Ervin. While in Waco, Fred was active in the local Kiwanis club & their projects; his favorite being when they built wheelchair ramps at the homes of the less fortunate. Fred's hobbies included painting, scale modeling, jigsaw puzzles, golf, and fishing. His sister was Gladys Larson Crawley (RHS-1938) who married Price Crawley (RHS-1932). At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Barbara; his two sons, Steve Larson and wife, Blythe, of El Paso and Greg Larson of Houston; and grand- children, Nicholas, Christopher, Connor, Jesica, Cali and Chelsea.