Ranger, Texas Firefighter Dies in Class

Shaun Espinoza, 29, died December 13, while attending his EMT training class.

He was suddenly stricken with an apparent massive heart attack.

His class and local EMS services and hospital worked vigorously with hopes to save him.

Espinoza had completed his probationary period as a rookie firefighter and was looking forward to serving his community as an EMT basic.

His memorial was held December 17 at Edward's Funeral home in Ranger, with burial in Gorman.

He leaves behind his wife and two children Memorial donations for Shaun Espinoza's and to help his family can be made by contacting the Ranger Fire Department:

500 Loop 254, Ranger, Texas, 76470,

or contact Fire Chief Darrell Fox:


Eastland County Newspapers

RANGER- Shawn Michael Espinoza, 29, of Ranger, died Friday, December 13, 2002 at Breckenridge.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Ranger, Rev. Jerry Speer and Rev. Adam Barker officiated.

Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Gorman.

Shawn was born on July 29, 1973 in Abilene, Texas to Edward R. and Charles Ann (Jenkins) Espinoza, Jr. He was a high school graduate and attended TSTC College in Breckenridge where he studied and passed as an EMT Basic.

He married Sherri Brown on November 24, 1990 in Topeka, Kansas.

He was a Veteran of the US Army He was a Fireman and EMT at Ranger.

He was active in community service and Little League.

He was preceded in death by an uncle, Mark Espinoza; and his paternal grandparents, Edward and Esther Espinoza.

Survivors are his wife, Sherri Espinoza of Ranger; mother and father, Charles Ann and Edward Espinoza, Jr. of Ranger; children, Michael and Autumn Espinoza of Ranger; brother, Edward Espinoza, III of California; maternal grandmother, Leona Bolleter of Abilene; aunts and uncles, John Espinoza of Brownwood, Rudy Espinoza of Ranger, Diane Lopez of Ranger, Linda Hammon of De Leon, Sarah Jackson of San Angelo; nephew, Anthony Espinoza of El Paso; a host of aunts and uncles, counsins, friends, TSTC students, TSTC teachers, Linda Nelson and June Jones and members of the Ranger Volunteer Fire Department.