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Westbrook Cemetery

If you have loved ones interned here and they are not listed or do not have markers,

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Photos by Bruce Carter and Becky Hudgins

Historical Marker: These two pioneer institutions, which began even before the town grew up here, were first housed in the same tiny, one-room building. The structure was erected in 1890 by local settlers when Westbrook was only a flag-stop on the Texas & Pacific Line. Located on a four-acre plot, the single classroom had rough, wooden benches and, at the front, one long "recitation bench", where pupils sat to recite their lessons from memory in typical 19th Century style. The school "year" then lasted three to six months. On Sundays this was the site of services for the Westbrook Baptist Church, organized 1890 with nine charter members, by the Rev. J.C. Burkett, Pastor of the Colorado (City) Church. Although sermons were given only once a month, Sunday school was held each week. Parishioners, who often lived miles away, would cook and pack basket lunches Saturday and spend all day Sunday at the church. The building was a social center for the widely scattered settlers. In 1902, as population increased, a new church was erected north of the school yard; and in 1905 the town provided a modern, two-story school building. The old structure was sold to a farmer for use as a barn. Only the cemetery remains at the site today. (1969)

WE WILL REMEMBER
WITH RESPECT.
We dedicate this memorial   
to the courageous men and 
women who have fought the 
battles of this great nation.
WITH GRATITUDE.
We Acknowledge the sacrifices 

they made to protect our homeland.
WITH REVERENCE.
We honor those veterans who 

have been laid to rest in this place.
UNITED WE STAND
Westbrook Cemetery Association,
May 27, 2002

Location: From I-20 in Westbrook, turn South on FM 670, cemetery is about 3/4 of a mile on your right.

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Transcriptions by Pat Hudgins, Bobbie Smith and Pearl Smith

Headstone Photos by Beth Love

Last First Birth Death Comments Sec/Row
R. S.K. - - No Dates N-1/R-7
Rabb Raymond Leon Mar 01 1928 Jan 26 2004 US Marine WWII N-3/R-7
Ramon Lula B. July 4, 1931 March 29, 2007    
Ramsey Anna Louise Apr 30 1912 Apr 07 1914 - S-1/R-10
Ramsey I.W. Tobe" 1879 1966 - S-1/R-10
Ramsey Pinkie 1876 1945 - S-1/R-10
Ramsey Ralph W. 1915 1942 US Army S-1/R-10
Ranne Charles Edward Nov 30 1921 Jun 29 2003 US Navy WWII; m. Sep 04 1943 N-3/R-7
Ranne Frances E. Rabb Apr 02 1926 - NDD; m. Sep 04 1943 N-3/R-7
Read Ione Apr 15 1891 Jan 23 1994 - N-2/R-4
Reed Mary E. Apr 02 1913 Mar 08 1977 - S-2/R-5
Reed Mattie Clara Sep 16 1893 Jun 18 1977 - N-2/R-3
Reed Milton R. May 23 1901 Sep 01 1962 - N-2/R-4
Reed Thomas Henry Sep 21 1894 Jan 09 1959 - N-2/R-3
Reed Travis E. Apr 29 1909 Mar 16 1959 WW I S-2/R-5
Rees Amanda Ada Phillips May 06 1899 Feb 01 1980 - S-1/R-7
Rees Jimmy Ray "Jug" Nov 06 1946 May10 2007 -
Rees John L. "Bill" May 18 1913 Dec. 20, 2010 NDD; m. Nov 18 1934 S-1/R-1
Rees Lena Ellett Jul 15 1909 Nov 04 2000 m. Nov 18 1934 S-2/R-7
Rees Charles Louis " Choppy"  Jan 17 1923 Jan 18 2009 - S-1/R-7
Rees Tom Aubrey May 22 1896 Oct 09 1980 - S-1/R-7
Rees Valarie May 02 1922 Nov 19 1901 - S-1/R-7
Reyna Jessie F. Dec 25 1966 Jan 07 1988 - N-1/R-16
Rice Birdie Jane Oct 17 1895 Jan 11 1984 - S-3/R-2
Rice Doyle 1922 2002 - S-2/R-3
Rice Homer M. Oct 14 1889 Jan 24 1981 - S-3/R-2
Rich Bessie L. Jul 24 1916 Nov 28 1994 - N-2/R-6
Rich Brenda  Gayle Nov 12 1049 Jun 26 2007 - N-2/R-6
Rich Bruce Earl July 10, 1956 April 18, 2010   Sec. N-3/R-5
Rich Buford M. Mar 01 1909 Nov 08 1994 - N-2/R-6
Rich Buford M. (Buz) Sep 08 1934 Oct 26 2002 - N-2/R-6
Rich Curtis Raymond Jan 29 1905 Aug 20 1989 m. Sep 05 1922 N-2/R-6
Rich George Melvin Dec 26 1935 Apr 01 1936 s/o C & J. Rich N-1/R-13
Rich Infant Jun 13 1926 Jun 13 1926 inf/o C. & J. Rich N-1/R-13
Rich Jeanet B. Jul 25 1943 Jul 25 1943 - N-1/R-13
Rich Jewell Barnett Aug 10 1905 Dec 19 1982 m. Sep 05 1922 N-2/R-6
Rich Karen Lee & Sharon Mae Jul 23 1954 Jul 23 1954 - N-1/R-13
Rich Larry Rex Feb 22 1954 Aug 03 1981 - N-2/R-6
Rich Mattie Beatrice Jul 23 1919 Apr 23 1921 - N-1/R-13
Rich Oscar R. Feb 22 1880 Aug 16 1967 m. Oct 22 1903 N-2/R-6
Rich Terry Wayne Dec 04 1952 Feb 19 1953 - N-1/R-13
Rich Willie Lee Sep 18 1885 Mar 28 1979 m. Oct 22 1903 N-2/R-6
Richardson Nancy Xenia Mar 10 1902 Jan 14 1987 - N-1/R-9
Riggsfield Bessie M. Oct 01 1896 Mar 12 1974 - S-1/R-1
Riggsfield Edna E. May 20 1876 Apr 19 1961 - N-2/R-2
Riggsfield Floyd Ira Jul 01 1904 Feb 23 1967 - S-1/R-1
Riggsfield Johnnie 1913 1992 - N-2/R-2
Riggsfield Lee Apr 28 1902 Jan 20 1983 - S-1/R-1
Riggsfield Ocie E. Aug 02 1909 Jun 17 1971 WW II N-2/R-2
Riggsfield W.O.. Aug 26 1912 Feb 22 1984 - N-2/R-2
Rincones Custodia Jul 12 1950 - NDD N-1/R-13
Rincones Francisco Jul 02 1925 Jun 04 1988 - N-1/R-13
Ritchey Floyd Jun 25 1909 Feb 17 1987 - N-3/R-5
Ritchey Virginia Callan Nov 27 1916 Sep 01 1981 - N-3/R-5
Roberts Elsie M. 1899 1973 m. Apr 1936 S-1/R-9
Roberts Hoyt E. 1899 1985 m. Apr 1936; WWI S-1/R-9
Roberts Vera Feb 7 1897 Dec 20 1936 39 yrs 10 mos 13 days S-1/R-3
Robertson Joseph Franklin Aug 21 1903 Jan 03 1989 - N-2/R-7
Robertson Louie Feb 13 1904 Dec 26 1989 - N-2/R-7
Robinson Wayne Oliver Feb 28 1952 Mar 03 1952 - S-1/R-14
Rogers A. Ruth Dec 31 1912 Feb 07 1913 - N-1/R-9
Rogers Infant 1916 1916 inf/o W.H. Rogers N-1/R-9
Rohus Hazel Lee Mar 16 1927 Jan 26 1928 - N-1/R-14
Rohus Jesse James Jan 23 1926 Sep 13 1959 US Army WW II N-1/R-14
Rohus Sarah Ameila Sep 20 1862 Jan 16 1930 - N-1/R-14
Ross Johnny Hugh 1922 1923 - N-1/R-1
Rouse Jewell - - No Dates S-1/R-5
Ruddick Dollie Morris May 14 1895 Jan 06 1973 - S-1/R-2
Ruddick Hazel Ruth Jan 14 1932 Jan 14 1932 - S-1/R-2
Ruddick John Isaac Dec 08 1888 Nov 14 1965 - S-1/R-2
Ruddick Rosa Morgan Oct 07 1894 May 07 1972 - N-1/R-16
Ruddick W. L. Dec 15 1889 Apr 28 1929 - N-1/R-16
Russell Mary Oct 01 1905 Jul 20 1995 - N-3/R-6
           

 

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