In the beginning of Rangerettes Forever, Lifetime Memberships were given to those individuals in the organization who went above and beyond. As time moved on, the Forevers recognized the need to honor those individuals who were not in the organization but were loyal and supported not only with time and commitment but with financial backing and opportunities for the Rangerettes, Rangerettes Forever and Kilgore College.

The Forevers are honored to present this role of dedicated people that we are proud to call “Honorary Lifetime Rangerettes Forever”. 

Honorary Lifetime Rangerettes Forever

AwardedRecipientResidenceAchievement
1979Joy ColemanDallas, TXOnly two time Captain of the Rangerettes; submitted entry that Forevers selected as name of our organization: Rangerettes Forever
1980Mary Beth Hardin SmithLongview, TXFormer Rangerette honored with a Lifetime Membership
1982Jeanne HaleKilgore, TXFormer Kilgore College speech instructor and staff who created Rangerettes Forever
1983Gussie Nell DavisKilgore, TXOriginator and first director, Kilgore College Rangerettes; many honors including the "creation of a living art form"
1983Allen HaleKilgore, TXFormer Rangerette Manager honored with a Lifetime Membership
1984Deana Covin BoltonKilgore, TXFormer Physical Education instructor at Kilgore College; second director, Kilgore College Rangerettes; famous quote "just one more time"
1987Stewart McLaurinKilgore, TXFifth Kilgore College President; served Sept 1, 1078- Jan 3, 1989
1987John PecorinoLady Lake, FLPageantry Director who was instrumental in both Rangerette performances at East-West Shrine Game, Palo Alto, CA
1987Archie WhitfieldKilgore, TXFormer alumni coordinator at Kilgore College and Forever supporter
1988Hazel StewartKilgore, TXLong-time accompaniest for Rangerettes for both daily practices as well as Revels
1989Randolph C. WatsonKilgore, TXFourth Kilgore College President; served Jun 1, 1964- Aug 31, 1978; native East Texan
1989Bert E WoodruffKilgore, TXSixth Kilgore College President; served Jan 19, 1989-Jan 31, 1993
1990Ida B. SmithKilgore, TXFormer Kilgore College Alumni Coordinator office staff
1993Melvin MarshallMt. Ida, ARKilgore College professor and devoted volunteer for the Rangerettes and Forevers
1993Sherry RansomKilgore, TXLong term Kilgore College Institutional Advancement Staff and vital to the success of the Rangerette Camps
1994Mike MillerDallas, TXKilgore College alumnae; successful business executive involved in cheerleading and dance drill team industries; philanthropist/donor/benefactor for KC and Rangerettes, addressing scholarships and facilities
1996J. Frank ThortonJacksonville, TXSeventh President, Kilgore College; served Feb 1, 1993-July 31, 1996
1997Jim CampbellKilgore, TXFormer Kilgore College Athletic Director and Dean of Students from 1980-1998
1998Mildred WhitfieldKilgore, TXWife of Kilgore College Alumni Coordinator, Archie Whitfield and avid supporter of the Rangerettes and Rangerettes Forever
1999Joyce PenningtonSaledo, TXPhilanthropist/donor/benefactor for Kilgore College Rangerettes, addressing scholarships and miscellaneous; owns American Dance/Drill Team
2000Jerry HaleHenderson, TXFormer Kilgore College Assistant Director and Director, Ranger Band 1966-2011
2000Wallace ReedHenderson, TXFormer Kilgore College Ranger Band Director, 1960-1983; accompanied Rangerettes to Hong Kong, Macau, and Korea
2001Mike JosephKilgore, TXProvided custom jewelry for the Rangerettes and Rangerettes Forever; generous donator for auctions
2002Jean AndersonKilgore, TXUnwavering supporter of the Rangerettes; worked at the Rangerette Showcase
2004Paula JamersonKilgore, TXKilgore College Alumni Coordinator; Rangerette Camp liaison; coordinator for Rangerette and Forever events
2006Cheryl CummingsHuntsville,TXUnselfishly provided many years of volunteer services for Rangerette Mini Camps; daughter Erin Cummings was a Rangerette
2006Dennis CliburnTyler, TXDirector of media at Kilgore College and responsible for all aspects of Dodson Auditorium; essential to the success of many Rangerette Revels
2006Ellen MaddenBossier City, LARangerette mom, provided many years of volunteer services
2006CR PenningtonSaledo, TXSpouse, Joyce Pennington; owns American Dance/Drill Team
2006Kathleen RoseHouston, TXVolunteer and mother of Rangerettes Becky and Sarah Rose
2006Elaine WoodmanseeKilgore, TXAdministrative Assistant to three Kilgore College presidents; has organized and run the Rangerette Box Office for years
2007Dan BeachKilgore, TXFacilitated the renovation of the Rangerette Showcase Museum; the Auditor for the Kilgore College Board of Directors
2007David WylieKilgore, TXDirector of Institutional Advancement at Kilgore College; oversaw the Alumni division which was predominately the Rangerettes Forever
2008Brenda SimpsonMt. Pleasant, TXProvided many years of volunteer services for Rangerettes Mini Camps; her three daughters were Rangerettes
2008Dr. William HoldaKilgore, TXKilgore College Fine Arts Department instructor and administrator; eighth President, Kilgore College
2008Cecelia SandersKilgore, TXExecutive Assistant to Kilgore College vice president of student development, Jim Campbell
2011Charlie HanesGrapevine, TXFaithful and longstanding Rangerette fan and historian
2012jon FisherDallas, TXFaithful and longstanding Rangerette fan; Master of Ceremonies for 2012 Revels: Just for Men
2012Charlie FissDallas, TXCotton Bowl Athletic Association Vice President of Media Relations who for years brought as much media attention to the Kilgore College Rangerettes during CottonBowl and Hall of Fame as he does the players and teams.
2013Nicholas SwickSanta Barbara, CAPhilanthropist/donor/benefactor of Kilgore College and the Gussie Nell Davis Residence
2013Chris BlairLongview, TXSpouse, Rangerette Director, Dana Blair
2013Michael WayneKilgore, TXSpouse, Rangerette Assistant Director and Chreographer, Shelley Wayne; provided "Voice" for years
2016Jon VasheyKilgore, TXKilgore College Graphic Designer and Campus Photographer who memorialized the Rangerettes with beautiful photography
2016Chris CraddockLongview, TXKilgore College Coordinator of Public and Sports Information
2017Shirley ArredondoAustin, TX2nd Gussie Nell Davis Rangerette Residence Manager; loving "mom" to hundreds of Rangerettes
2017Dr. Mike JenkinsKilgore, TXKilgore College Vice President of Student Development; dedicated to the students of Kilgore College; loyal supporter of the Rangerettes and Forevers