DOROTHY VIRGINIA "JENNIE" OGDEN EWING, 73,
of Ranger, TX passed away on July 10, 2009 at her home,
with burial in Merriman Cemetery near Ranger.
Virginia “Jennie” was born on June 20, 1936 in Ranger, TX
to Bill Joe & Nancy (Fox) Ogden. She grew up in Ranger,
TX & attended Ranger schools. She married Marion E. Ewing
in March of 1952 in Ranger, TX and he preceded her in
death on May 25, 2004. Jennie worked for First State Bank
now known as First Financial Bank for 18 years as assistant
cashier. She also loved to bowl and owned and operated the
Eastland Bowling Alley. Jennie attended the Second Baptist
She was preceded in death by her parents Bill & Nancy Ogden
and a brother Billie Joe Ogden Jr. At the time of her death,
Jennie was survived by her son Michael Ewing (RHS-1976) of
Ranger, grandson Robert Ewing and wife Jacquetta of Ranger,
great-grandchildren T.J., Ricky, & Makaela Ewing.
HUSBAND: MARLON "JIM" EWING, 77, died in Ranger,
TX on May 25, 2004, with burial in Merriman Cemetery near
Ranger included full military honors. The military honor
guard from Fort Hood presented a U.S. flag to his wife of
Mr. Ewing was born on Sept. 11, 1926 in Throckmorton,
TX, the son of Earl & Oma Jean (Hannah) Ewing. He was a
graduate of Phillips, TX, high school. He served his
country in the U.S. Army during the Korean & Vietnam Wars.
He attended Texas Tech. He married Dorothy Virginia Ogden
(RHS-1953) in March of 1952 in Ranger. Mr. Ewing came to
Ranger from Sweetwater in 1974. He worked as a maintenance
supervisor for GE Railcar. He was affiliated with the
Second Baptist Church.
Mr. Ewing is survived by his wife, Dorothy Virginia Ewing
of Ranger; son, Michael Ewing of Ranger; sisters, Betty
Ewing Cross of Sweetwater and Sue Ewing Cook of Wichita
Falls, both of the Class of 1953; grandson, Robert Ewing
of Ranger; great-grandchildren, T.J., Ricky, and Makaela
Ewing, all of Ranger; and several nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Oma Ewing.
PARENTS: BILL J. & NANCY CORRENE FOX OGDEN
celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in July of 1988.
He was born May 14, 1911 in Lone Cedar & Nancy was born
June 22, 1913 in Alameda Community. They were married in
July of 1928 in Pleasant Grove. They lived in Eastland
County their entire life. They were in business for over
41 years in Ranger as owners of the Ogden Laundry & Car
Wash. He later worked for the Ranger Police department.
Bill died in Ranger on Aug. 5, 1996, & she died in Ranger
3 days later on Aug. 8, 1996. They had a daughter, Dorothy
Virginia Ogden (RHS-1953) & a son, Billie Joe Ogden, Jr.
BROTHER: BILLIE JOE OGDEN, JR.,78, of St. Charles, MO
& formerly of Olden, TX, passed away on Sept. 30, 2008 in St.
Charles. Burial was with full military honors in Merriman
Cemetery near Ranger, TX.
Billie was born on Jan. 14, 1930 in Ranger, TX, to Bill
Joe and Nancy (Fox) Ogden. He grew up in Olden and was a
graduate of Olden High School. Billie met & married Virginia
"Jenny" Wright in April of 1951 in Electra, TX. Billie is
a 30 year retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, travel-
ing to many exotic places during his military career. After
retirement he and Jenny settled in St. Charles. Billie was a
member of the Oak Ridge Baptist Church, American Legion and the
5th Regiment Communications Group Korean War Association.
Billie was preceded in death by three children; Becky, Randy,
and Anna, as well as his parents, Billie Joe and Nancy Ogden.
Benny is survived by his wife, Virginia "Jenny" Ogden of St.
Charles, MO; a son, Ron Ogden & wife Wendy of Woodenville,
Washington; 2 grandchildren, Any and Becky Ogden, a sister,
Virginia Ewing of Ranger; 1 nephew, Mike Ewing (RHS-1976) of
Ranger; 2 sisters-in-law, Nancy Trout of Eastland and Mary
Jeffus of San Antonio.