Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1945 RJC

Frank Ford FRANK DEAN FORD, 78, passed away Oct. 29, 2006 in Abilene, TX, with burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Frank was born on Feb. 28, 1928 in Ranger, TX to Forrest D. Ford & Faye Jo Rylee Ford. Upon graduating, he joined the U.S. Navy & served two years during World War II, before returning to Ranger to further his education at Ranger Junior College. He was raised in Ranger during the depression. After working as a plumber, he followed in his dad's footsteps, working for Lone Star Gas and in gas plant construction. He eventually formed Ranger Construction Company, Inc. along with two other partners. He retired in 1993. Frank married the love of his life, Ruby Jane, in Anson, Texas in June of 1975. He was an avid golfer. Frank had his pilot's license and loved to fly. Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Don Ford (RHS-1946), and one daughter, Faye Dianne Starks. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Jane Ford of Abilene; his sister and her husband, Sue and Johnny Green of Arlington, Texas; son, Frankie Ford and his wife Tina, daughters, Francie Ford Glorioso and Robin Robinson Hicks and her husband Dwain, all of Abilene; daughters, Ginny Pirraglia and her husband Orville of Merkel, TX, Nancy Miller and her husband Donny of Waco, TX, Pam Bubolz and her husband Gerry of Mesa, AZ, Carolyn Wilson and her husband Ed of Tecumseh, OK, Beverly Krupp and her husband Owen of Wichita, KS; sons, Kelly Robinson and his wife Debbie of Dallas, TX, Curtis Robinson and his wife Shelly of Great Bend, KS, and Leroy Robinson and his wife Lenore of Rowlett, TX; numerous grandchildren and great-grand- children; and several nieces and nephews.