Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1968 RJC

Douglass Needham EDWARD DOUGLASS NEEDHAM, 55, passed away Oct. 25, 2005 in Pipe Creek, TX. He was born on June 22, 1950, to Robert Burnice Needham and Patty Nell Douglass Needham in Ranger, TX. Doug grew up in Ranger & graduated from Ranger High School. He went to Ranger Jr. College, and then on to Texas A&M, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Plant and Soil Science in 1972. In high school, he played football and baseball, and participated in FFA. In 1969, he married, and had a son, Robert David Needham (Robby), in 1970. After graduating from A&M, Doug went to work in the printing industry. During his twenty years in printing, he owned and operated a weekly newspaper with his brother Jimmy in Hempstead, TX. He then attended a school for computer programming, and began another career for the next 15 years. He lived in Ranger, College Station, Hempstead, Houston, Sugar Land, San Antonio, and Pipe Creek, Texas. In 1985, he married Christiana Alyce Wetzel, and had two children, Christiana Lee & Chloe Amanda. Doug is survived by his wife and daughters of Pipe Creek; his son Robert David; his grandchildren, Holly Michelle and Mitchel Douglass; one sister & brother-in-law, Robert and Dorthy Needham Watson (RHS-1957) of Baird; his brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy (RHS-1960) & Doris Needham of Hempstead; and two other brothers, Roger Needham & Alvin Thames.