Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1947 RJC

Betty Sue Ames BETTY SUE AMES BROWN, 76, passed away on Dec. 15, 2006 in Fort Worth, TX, with burial in Ames Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Betty Sue was born in Ranger on Oct. 20, 1930 to James Becton Ames, Sr. & Frona Carr Ames. She graduated from both Ranger High School (1947) & Ranger Jr. College (1949) and attended the University of Texas in Austin. She took pride in her first job in Fort Worth with Bache & Company, a member of the New York Stock Exchange, where she was secretary to the branch manager. At the time it was located in Fort Worth's tallest building, the Fair building. She was a 35 year employee of Southwestern Petroleum Corporation (SWEPCO), where for 20 years she was personal secretary to W.R. Pedin, vice-president of purchasing. She was married to Bill Barker and Bill Brown, and by each marriage had two children. She was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Tristan Don Yancey and Emily Nicole Johnson, her parents J.B., Sr. and Frona Ames, a sister Doris Rice Garding (RHS-1937) and a brother Lt. J.B Ames, Jr. She is survived by two sons Bruce Barker of Bowie, Phillip Brown of Fort Worth, two daughters Doris Douglass of Eudora Kansas and Regina Muscara of Decatur Texas, eleven grandchildren, Michelle, John, Julie, Christy, Wendy, Lacey, Cody, Brittany, Nicholas, Nicole, and James, and six great-grand- children Justin, Martez, Abby, Hannah, Johnathon, and Adam. Also surviving are two nephews Mike Herrington (RHS-1960) of Fort Worth and Edd Herrington (RHS-1968) of Irving. Betty Sue & Elizabeth Betty Sue Ames & Beth Garrison (RHS-1947) moved to Fort Worth in 1947 to work right after high school.