Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1957 RJC

Clifford Estes COL. CLIFFORD ARTHUR ESTES, 72, USAR (RET), of New Braunfels, TX, died on May 25, 2011, with burial in Davidson Cemetery, Palo Pinto County, TX. Cliff was born March 6, 1939, in El Reno, OK. He was the son of the late Agnes Bradford and John Arthur Estes. A 1957 graduate of Ranger High School in Ranger, TX, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree, having attended Ranger Jr. College and The University of Texas at Austin. Col. Estes' military record included more than 36 years of combined service in the U.S. Army, Texas National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves. He received numerous military awards & commendations, including the Legion of Merit award. He also worked as a Civil Servant for the U.S. Army & U.S. Air Force for 29 years. He was an active 4th Degree Member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, New Braunfels Council 4183 and Assembly 1791. He served as a Eucharistic Minister in his church and a jail minister at the Comal County Jail. Cliff was a past president of the Comal Cty Fair Association and the Comal County Texas Exes. He also was a past member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Fairs and Events. Cliff loved cars and traveling the open road. He especially enjoyed his annual trips to Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, playing golf with old Army buddies, and a friendly game of cards with his Brother Knights. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jan Mills Estes; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Enrique Mejia of Laredo; son, James Estes; and his beloved grandchildren, Alejandro, Miguel and Sarah Mejia.