Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1947

Mary Vinson Lowrance MARY HELEN "GRANNY" VINSON LOWRANCE, 78, of Eastland, TX, passed away on Aug. 9, 2009 surrounded by her loving family, with interment at Eastland Cemetery. Mary was born in Eastland County, TX on Jan. 19, 1931 to William & Susie Vinson. She graduated from high school in Ranger, TX, in 1947 and was a graduate of the Draughns Business School in Ft. Worth, TX. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church in Morton Valley and the “Order of the Eastern Star of Eastland”. She married L.A. Lowrance Jr. in Oct. of 1948 in Eastland. They were married for 48 years and never spent a night apart even through illness until his passing in 1995. She lived and worked in Eastland her entire life as a dedicated caregiver. She raised two wonderful sons, Tony & Randy, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved taking care of all of her family more than anything and put everyone else’s needs above her own. Mary’s two favorite hobbies were fishing and bird hunting. At the time of her death, Mary was survived by her son, Tony Lowrance and wife Joan of Eastland; her granddaughters Laurie Lowrance of Austin, Libby Lowrance of Eastland & Tammy Lipovsky & husband Walt of Sebring, FL; her grandsons John Lowrance and wife Julie of Granbury, Josh Lowrance and Link Lowrance of Eastland, Mickey Jones and wife Mary of Osceola, MO, David Jones and wife Jerra of Imperial, and Darren Jones of Ft. Worth; great grandchildren Joe, John, Bobby, Tyler, Brandon, Matt, Luke, Caleb, Ethan and Gracie; her brother Buddy Vinson of Ranger, her sisters Marie Lee of Lovington, NM, and Nellie Sue Warren (RHS-1960) and husband Terry of Scranton as well as a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband L.A. Lowrance Jr., her son Randall Lee Lowrance, her sister Betty Lou Vinson, and her brother J.W. Vinson of Ranger. “Granny” will be remembered by all who knew and loved her for her love of her family, children and all their friends. She was a wonderful caregiver was always known and admired for her elegance, beauty, and impeccable ladylike appearance. BROTHER: J.W. VINSON, 85, of Eastland, TX passed away on March 22, 2006, with burial in the Merriman Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Mr. Vinson was born on Jan. 4, 1921 in Ranger, TX, to William Shirley & Susie May Casey Vinson. He attended school in Ranger and the West Central Texas Police Academy in Abilene and was in law enforcement for 23 years. He married the mother of his children, Stella Kitchens, in 1940, and she preceded him in death in 1981. He later married Inez Fox in Sept. of 1987. He was a member of the Merriman Baptist Church. At the time of his death, Mr. Vinson was survived by his wife, Inez Vinson of Eastland; four children, Patsy Vinson Martin (RHS-1960) & husband, Jimmy of Buffalo Gap, Rita Vinson Munoz (RHS-1963) of Ranger, Dwight Vinson & wife, Nancy of Ranger and Ricky Vinson and wife, Bonnie of Olden; a brother, Buddy Vinson of Ranger, and four sisters Marie Vinson Lee of New Mexico, Mary Vinson Lowrance (RHS-1947) of Morton Valley, Nellie Vinson Warren (RHS-1960) of Cisco and Betty Lou Vinson of Galveston, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, & 2 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.