Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1979

Toy Wells TOY LYNN WELLS, 54, formerly from Odessa, TX passed away July 30, 2014, with interment at the Merriman Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Toy was born Aug. 7, 1959 to Raymond Derwood and Linda Sue Deason Wells. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1978/79 and worked most of his life in the oil field where he made many friends. Toy’s best friend was Ricky Martinez from Ft. Worth, TX. Toy was preceded in death by his parents Raymond (Derwood) and Linda Sue Wells. At the time of his death, he was survived by his brother Doyle Wells (RHS-1975) of Odessa, his sister Brenda Wells (RHS-1976) of Ranger, brother Alan Wells of Roanoke, Michael Wells of Colorado Springs, CO, and Toy’s brother-in-law Joe Hendrix. He is also survived by his children Ray Lynn Wells of Gorman, Justin Wells also of Gorman, Dustin Wells of New York, NY, Candice Wells of Cisco, Jarod Wells of Lake Leon and LaVonna Wells also of Lake Leon. He also has many grandchildren, nieces & nephews. MOTHER: LINDA SUE DEASON WELLS died on Jan. 21, 2002. She was born June 19, 1941. Life-mate of 45 years to Dewood Wells of Ranger, TX, and mother of two sons Doyle Ray Wells and Toy Lynn Wells of Ranger and one daughter Brenda Wells Oakley of Ranger. Mrs. Wells was a Christian and member of First Christian Church in Ranger. She was blessed with 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews all special to her heart. Helping to raise three of her grandchildren and four other children from Ranger that needed someone to be there for them at some point in their lives. She was born in Seminole, OK. She was preceded in death by Charles Jefferson Deason and Dorothy Demoni (Grantham) Deason beloved parents & Connie Kay Deason beloved sister. Mrs. Wells leaves behind two brothers, Burton Clifton Deason of California and Charles Thomas Deason of Odessa; also two sister, Barbara Ruth Donovan of Ranger and Marcia Michelle Matthews of Odessa. Three times great-granddaughter of John Adams second President of the United States and John Quincy Adams the sixth President of the United States. Selected as Mother of the Year two times in Odessa, TX in 1982 and 1984 when her daughter presented the story about the children she had helped out by offering her home to them and sending them to school. Over twenty-five years in income tax preparation & bookkeeping. She graduated from Ranger Junior College with an Associates Degree in Business and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa. Owner and operator of Ranger Hill Truck Stop, Trader's Corner and Debits and Credits in Ranger, TX. She was instrumental in the approval of the Industrial Sales Tax and Property Sales Tax in Ranger, Texas that has helped bring added revenue resulting in new business in particular (Love's Truck Stop) to help the town. Mrs. Wells began the creation of the Texas Ranger Memorial Park in downtown Ranger. thanks to the many donations and the helpers this has become a great meeting place in Ranger. She has friends from all over the world such as the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, China, Caribbean Islands, Korea and all the states in the USA. Many of these wonderful friends she has met with personally and many of them have came to Ranger to meet her. Many of them kept in contact with her via the Internet and the telephone. Some called her on a day to day basis. She is known to many as "Pythia" or to most as "Mrs. Boop"...but mostly she has came to be known as "Ma".