Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1947 RJC

Allen Rushing ALLEN D. RUSHING, 52, was the son of Della Folmar & Lemuel Thomas Rushing who owned the Ranger Laundry back in the 40's-50's. He had a younger brother, Jerry Rushing (RHS-1953) who lives in Athens, TX. Allen was born on Sept. 25, 1929, and died Aug. 9, 1982, while living at Temple, TX, with buried there in Hillcrest Cemetery. He graduated Ranger High School with the Class of 1947 and married Barbara Cooper (RHS-1955) in Sept. of 1955. Allen worked for Lone Star Gas and they lived in Ranger, TX. Allen was in the National Guard Reserves and was called in to active duty in the fall of 1961. He was stationed at Fort Polk where he was joined by his family, living in DeRidder, Louisiana, eleven months before returning to Ranger after the crisis was over. Allen was then employed by the Texas Highway Department and attended RJC and also Texas A&M, majoring in Civil Engineering. He later graduated from Mary Hardin-Baylor. Allen & Barbara had three daughters, Tamara Ann, Rhonda Lee and Julie Kay, all born in Ranger. The family moved from Eastland to Temple in 1972 when Allen was transferred there by the highway department. They were members of the 7th Street Methodist Church where Allen was a steward. Tamara Ann "Tammy" Rushing graduated from Texas A&M in 1982 and married Alan Quintero in Dec. of 1986, and has four sons, Devin, Stephen, Alec and Iam Thomas Quintero. She was divorced in 2001 and teaches elementary school at Cypress Fairbanks, Cypress, TX. Rhonda Lee Rushing married Patrick Kelly in 1982 and they have two children, Patricia Nicole & Logan Thomas and live in Little River, TX, where she is office manager for Dental Center, Belton, TX. Julia Kay Rushing graduated from Mary Hardin-Baylor and was married to Joel Todd Page. They have a son, Owen Henry Page, and live in Victoria, TX, where she is an elementary school teacher. Barbara Cooper Rushing is re-married to Don E. Whatley and they live in Temple & own/manage Whatley Realtors.