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Jean Range, 89, of Big Spring, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Remembrance Service will be held on May 9, 2014 at First United Methodist Church Garrett Hall at 5 p.m. She will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery at Dallas/Fort Worth.
Jean was born March 17, 1925, in Clarendon, Texas to Loxie Mae Boles and June W. Taylor. She married Edgar Byron Range Jr. on March 17, 1947 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2012.
Jean Range graduated with teaching degree from West Texas State Teachers College at Canyon, taught one year, married Byron in1947, moved to Shamrock in 1951, raised six children, served as Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader for a decade, and kept books for veterinary practice for 23 years and received a recognition award from Eastern Star. She was a historian, being a descendant from the Cherokee Indian Nation and the Charles Goodnightâ€™s family. She was an avid reader including Shakespeare, loved watching Texas Rangers baseball, was selfless to a fault and was filled with grace and love for all God's creation.
Jean obtained an undergraduate degree from West Texas A&M in English and Spanish. Her post-graduate master degrees from Texas A&M and Southeastern Oklahoma State University include English Literature, Speech Therapy and Special Education Certification. She dedicated 20 years of her life to the teaching of special education and speech therapy.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Philathea Sunday School class.
She is survived by one daughter: Diane Range Murphy of Big Spring; three sons: Paul Range of Floresville, TX, Stephen Range of Woodway, TX and Daniel Range of Kemp, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents, June and Loxie Mae Taylor; her husband E. Byron Range Jr.; and two sons, Major David Range and Captain Philip Range; and one grandson, Ben Range.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at http://www.myersandsmith.com/