Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1947 RJC

Boots Anderson BOOTS ANDERSON FITZGERALD was the daughter of Abe and Jessie Anderson of Bowie, TX. She lost her courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma, cancer of the bone marrow, on June 9, 2006, at age 75. She handled this crippling disease with much grace and courage. She never complained and was full of hope that a cure was imminent to the very end. She was a woman of faith and trusted God completely. We know that she is finally home with her loving God. Boots was born in Bowie, TX, on September 11, 1930. She graduated from high school in Ranger, TX. She then attended Ranger Junior College earning Phi Theta Kappa. She met the love of her life, Ben, while fishing on Possum Kingdom Lake, located in northwest Texas. Together they embarked upon a 51 year journey forming and operating several business including Chaparral Petroleum, where they drilled and operated many wells in California and Texas. Boots even took flying lessons to be copilot to Ben on their various trips. Her family was her most cherished treasure, giving herself and bringing joy to them to the last moment. She believed anyone could accomplish any goal they desired if they applied the effort and was a constant encouragement to her family. Her favorite hobbies were gourmet cooking, reading, fishing, and bird watching in her garden. A quote she wrote on the treatment room wall during new construction on CBCC was "When the going gets tough - the tough get going", which are words the family has lived by these past few months fighting her disease. Boots is survived by her loving husband, Ben; three loving children, Karen, Tracey and her husband, Kevin and Patrick and his wife, Trisha; three caring grand- children, Amy, Matthew and Casey; her sister, Emogene Jones and her husband, Robert of Bowie; nieces, Jamie and Susie and their spouses and children.