Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1962

Bernita Gailey BERNITA GAILEY STRINGER, 30, and her daughter Lisa Stringer (4 years old) were killed by a gasoline explosion at their home outside of Gordon, TX, on June 17, 1974. Bernita was the daughter of Selma and Nick Gailey, born Oct. 24, 1944. The Gaileys lived at their ranch near Strawn. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1962 at Ranger, TX. Kynn Stringer, the husband and father, who was a rancher/farmer died about three weeks later at the burn clinic in San Antonio. The explosion occurred in a shed outside the farm house. Kynn was fatally injured when he attempted to save his wife and daughter from the conflagration. The only survivor, who was not involved in the explosion, is a daughter, Cynthia Stringer (RHS-1985), who was raised by her grandmother, the late Selma Gailey Rushing. Cynthia now resides in Ranger. Bernita's siblings were Beverly Gailey Eddleman (RHS-1956) of Ranger, Byron Gailey (RHS-1952) and Bobby Gailey (RHS-1951) of Strawn. Siblings who are deceased include Barbara Gailey Waddington, Benny Gailey (RHS-1958), Betty Fawn Gailey and Billy Gailey of Strawn.