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REMEMBERING OUR CLASSMATES

Although it is with sadness, we remember our classmates who have preceded us in death. Below are the newspaper obituaries that have been collected by Jack Fryar. 
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Shirley Ann Wagley (Tuts)
Gerald “Red” Sanderson 
Connie Crow Anderson 
Doyle Mason
Charlie Pachall
Ella Mae Newton
George McGann
James Fields
Jerry Lamotte Patterson 
Lou Ann Lamb Smith
Loy Loudamy
Pat McKinney 
Rosemary Parks Lawson
Rosemary Rice Mickler
Travis L. Bowden 

 

2004-08-19
Shirley Ann Wagley (Tuts)  died of cancer on Aug. 16, 2004 in Bellevue. She was 69.

Mrs. Wagley was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Coahoma, Texas, and graduated from Big Spring High School in 1953. She graduated from McMurray College in Abilene, Texas, in 1957.

She married Bill Wagley in Seattle in 1959. He died in 1989.

Mrs. Wagley came to Washington in 1957 and moved to Bellevue in 1966.

Mrs. Wagley was co-owner of Tri-W Distributors since 1959. She worked at Kaiser Aluminum in 1957 and taught high school business classes from 1958 to 1960.

She was a member and volunteer with the Overlake Service League for many years and a board member for McMurray University.

She attended Bible study fellowship and loved trips to Hawaii, boating and music.

Family members said she was a devoted mother and grandmother and she should be remembered for her amazing love and humble generosity.

She is survived by daughter Crystal Stull and son-in-law Dan Stull; and daughter Brenda Greger and son-in-law Phil Greger; mother Stella Henshaw; and five grandchildren.

A funeral is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Aug. 21 at Green's Funeral Home, 1215 145th Place S.E. in Bellevue, and burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 1575 145th Place S.E., Bellevue. Arrangements are by Green's Funeral Home.

Gerald “Red” Sanderson 

Source: Big Spring (TX) Herald, 23 Jan 1983
C-City man dies in pickup crash

COLORADO CITY – A 47-year-old Colorado City man was killed Saturday afternoon when the pickup truck he was driving went out of control, struck a curb and rolled over twice.
C-City police said that Gerald “Red” Sanderson was driving along Second Street and rounding a curved hill when his vehicle hit a patch of “ice or water” and rolled over, according to Sgt. John Walker and Office Steve Collier, who worked the accident.
Sanderson was pronounced dead on arrival at Root Memorial Hospital at 3:55 p.m., Saturday, January 22, 1983.
Funeral arrangements for Sanderson are pending with Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Born Feb 23, 1935 in Howard County, he had lived in C-City for 7 years and was a carpenter. He married Marie Iglehart Oct. 21, 1977 in C-City. He was a Baptist.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. E. O. Sanderson of Big Spring; his wife; one daughter, Jeri Carole Gilbert of Garland; two stepdaughters, Shirley Lemones of C-City and Donna Boyd of C-City; three sons, Rodney Sanderson, Steven Sanderson and Leslie Sanderson, all of C-City; one stepson, Lonnie Wyrosdick of C-City; two brothers, J. O. Sanderson of C-City and Pete Sanderson of Big Spring; and 11 grandchildren.

 

Connie Crow Anderson 

Source:  Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal, 17 July 2002
 
Service for Connie Joyce Anderson, 67, of Lubbock, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Monterey Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Brown officiating. 
Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock. 
She died Sunday, July 14, 2002. 
She was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Pluto. She married Larry Anderson on July 3, 1958, in Luther. She graduated from Big Springs High School in 1952. She graduated from Howard County Junior College in 1954 with an associate's degree. 
She graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor's of science in foods and nutrition in 1956. She worked for Borden County as an extension agent from 1958 to 1959 and Lamb County from 1959 to 1961. She was a member of the Pinchoppers and Powder Puff bowling leagues. She was a resident of Lubbock since 1962. She was a member of Monterey Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Cary of Weatherford and John of Amarillo; a brother, Bill Crow of Houston; a sister, Sandra Crow of Marlboro, Md.; and one grandchild. 
The family suggests memorials to Monterey Baptist Church. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Doyle Mason

Source: Midland (TX) Reporter-Telegram, 26 Jan 2002

Doyle Mason was born January 20, 1936 in Hamilton, Texas, to Clarence and Willie Mason. In 1957 he married Vickie Fitzgerald and has lived in Midland since 1963. He worked in the oil business for over forty years.
Doyle passed away Friday, January 25, 2002 at a Midland hospital.
His father preceded him in death.
Doyle is survived by his wife, Vickie of Midland; daughters, Cynthia Renee Ussery and husband Tom of Austin; Teresa Kay Price and Husband Renn of Midland; mother, Willie Lee Mason of Midland; grandchildren, Charles Mason Ussery, Matthew Lee Ussery, Heather Diane Price and Joshua Cole Price; sister, Gloria Phillips and her husband Michael of Houston.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 26, 2002 from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Ellis Funeral Home.
Graveside services have been scheduled for 3:30 P.M. Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Davenport, Dave Watlington, Larry Boren, Bub Hull, David Davis, Bob Newson and Fred Blalack.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 332, N. Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105

 

Charlie Pachall

Source: Big Spring (TX) Herald, 13 Nov 1974

Funeral services are pending at River Welch Funeral Home for Charles R. (Charlie) Pachall, D.V.M., 38, who died early today in a Pasadena hospital after a week’s illness. He had lived in the Pasadena area six years.
Born Dec. 8, 1935 in Big Spring, he was a graduate of BSHS and Texas A&M University. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and an Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert, in 1970.
Survivors include his wife, May of Pasadena, one daughter, Janeth, Pasadena; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walt Pachall of Big Spring, and a brother Ted Pachall of Big Spring.

[Editor's note:  A slightly different version apparently was published the next day (Source: Big Spring (TX) Herald, 14 Nov 1974)]  Funeral for Dr. Charles R. Pachall, 38, who died Wednesday in a Houston hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Paul Lutheran Church here. Officiating will be Pastor Carroll C. Kohl. Burial will be in Trinity memorial Park under the direction of River-Welch Funeral Home.

 

Ella Mae Newton

Source: Big Spring (TX) Herald, 24 Nov 1953

Newton Rites Are Set Here Today
Funeral rites for Ella Mae Newton, 18, were to be conducted at 3:30 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church.
Dr. P. D. O’Brien and the Rev. Leslie Kelley were to officiate.
Burial was to be in the City Cemetery under direction of Eberley-River Funeral Home. Pallbearers were to be Andrew Pirkle, W. H. Norwood, W. J. Rogers, Leonard Smith, Edgar Phillips, Charlie Nichols.
Ella Mae Newton was born June 4, 1935 in Midland, Texas; died November 21, 1953. Survivors include her parents Howard and Viola Hammack Newton of Big Spring; brother Clifton Newton of the home; sisters Bonnie Hale and Doris Pope of Big Spring; and brother Lyndal Newton is currently stationed in Korea.
Ella Mae was graduated from Big Spring High School in 1953. She was an active member of the Prairie View Baptist Church.
George McGann

Source: Big Spring (TX) Herald, 1 Oct 1970

Funeral for George A. McGann, 34, died Tuesday in Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Nalley-Pickle Funeral Home with the Rev. William F. Meagher, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Rev. James Puckett, Baptist Temple, officiating.
Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Park under direction of the Nalley-Pickle Funeral Home.
Mr. McGann was the owner of the Holiday Motor Co. on West Fourth Street. Born March 15, 1936, in Wichita Falls, he came to Big Spring in 1937, and attended public schools here. He attended Howard County Junior College and Odessa Junior College.
Mr. McGann married Beverly Oliver in 1966, in Dallas; and he was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife; one son, George McGann, Elgin AFB, Fla.; and his mother Mrs. Ayra McGann, 506 Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Hamby, Jackie Hopper, Travis Floyd, John Currie, Jimmy Whitefield, Bill Quinn, Billy Joe Kilpatrick and Vernon Litton, Dallas.

James Fields

Source: Big Spring (TX) Herald, 5 June 1977

James Kenneth Fields, 41, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday at his home, 3225 Duke.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Claude N. Craven, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will occur in Trinity Memorial Park.
Mr. Fields was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Big Cedar, Okla. He moved to Big Spring from Oklahoma in 1948. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He married Jean Duncan Aug. 24, 1962, in Lamesa. He worked at Webb AFB for several years before becoming disabled in 1964. He then began his education toward a career in accounting and business administration, receiving a diploma in both.
He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, of Big Spring; his mother, Mrs. Georgia Fields, Big Cedar, Okla; a brother, Wayne Fields, Big Spring, a sister, Mrs. Linda Bradberry, Dierks, Ark.’ Several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Wilton Carver, Weldon Wood, Tommy Hubbard, O.D. O’Daniel Jr., Jerrald Walker and Carol Walker.

 

Jerry Lamotte Patterson - 1935-1996

Obituary Needed

Lou Ann Lamb Smith

Source: Midland (TX) Reporter-Telegram, 28 July 1991

STANTON—Lou Ann Smith, 56, of Stanton died Saturday in a Big Spring hospital following a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Tim Swihart, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Services will be under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home.
Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 18, 1934, in Howard County and married Charlie Smith on Nov. 24, 1956, in Lovington, N.M. She moved to Stanton from Big Spring in 1956.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Betty Hopper of Stanton and Sherry Brooks of Coahoma; two sons, John Smith and Jim Smith, both of Stanton; two brothers, Pat Lamb of Big Spring and Doyle Lamb of Levelland; and eight grandchildren.

 

Loy Loudamy

Source:  Big Spring (TX) Herald, Thursday, 18 May 1995
 
Loy Loudamy, 60, of Big Spring, died on Thursday, May 18, 1995, at a local nursing home.  Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, 1995, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rev. Ken McMeans pastor of College Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

He was born on April 16, 1935 in Big Spring, Texas to M.A. and Irene Loudamy and married Jo Ann Gray on Nov. 3, 1956, in Alamogordo, N.M.
 
He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1953 and then from Howard College in 1955.  He had worked for Carter's Furniture for 24 years.
He was a member of College Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife:  Jo Ann Loudamy, Big Spring; two daughters and sons-in-law; Lisa and David Hobbs, Big Spring, and Dacia and Steve Roen, North Richland Hills; three grandsons; Derek and Brodie Wash, both of Big Spring, and Clinton Hobbs, Roswell, N.M.; a sister: Joy Loudamy and a sister and brother-in-law: Dorothy and Terry Carter, all of Big Spring; his twin brother and sister-in-law:  Roy and Clema Loudamy, Mena, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Arthur Loudamy, on March 18, 1991, and his mother , Gladys Irene Hull Loudamy, on Feb. 8, 1995.
 
Pallbearers will be Gene Burrow, Bennie Porter, Zane Gray, Warren Edwards, Jackie Lecroy and Allen Johnson.
The family suggests memorials to: Hospice of the Southwest, P.O. Box 14710, Odessa, Texas 79768-4710 or The American Diabetes Foundation, Texas Affiliate, P.O. Box 62182, San Angelo, Texas  76906.

 

Pat McKinney – 1935-?

Obituary Needed
Rosemary Parks Lawson

Source: Odessa (TX) American, 24 Feb 2003

Alice Rosemary Parks

ODESSA — Alice Rosemary Parks, 67, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Medical Center Hospital following a sudden illness. She was born May 10, 1935, to Thelma Frances and Joseph Marvin Lawson in Fort Worth. She graduated in 1952 from Big Spring High School where she earned the title as first runner up as “Miss Big Spring.” After graduation, she joined Braniff Airlines as a flight attendant.
Rosemary married Prince Rupert Ricker in 1954 and lived throughout Europe where she was blessed with two daughters, Gina Farrell and Prinny Ham, both of Odessa. She later married Les Ming and had a son whom she loved dearly, Les Ming Jr. of Santa Barbara, Calif. She worked for many years in the optical field before retiring. In the prime of her life, she was very beautiful and was blessed with a wonderful personality and was loved by many.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Marvin Lawson.
She is survived by her mother, Thelma Francis Barham; sister, Judith Ann Grigsby and her husband, Cuin; son, Les Ming Jr.; daughters, Gina Farrell and Prinny Ham; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,
Blessed the bed our mother laid on, for Angels gathered around her bed, and four Angels were around her head. One to watch, one to pray, and two to bear her soul away. Rest in peace, Mother we love you.
Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

Rosemary Rice Mickler

Source:  Abilene (TX) Reporter-News 24 June 1998

HASKELL -- Rosemary Rice Mickler, 63, died Monday at home in Rule.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Faith Chapel in Rochester with Kathryn Byrd officiating. Burial will be in Willow Cemetery, directed by Holden-McCauley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mickler was born in Big Spring in 1935 and married Robert Daniel Mickler there in 1955. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Chapel.
Survivors include her husband, of Rule; two daughters, Melyn Wittenborn and Dannette Winegeart, both of Haskell; one son, Rob Mickler of the Woodlands; two brothers, Lowie Rice of Conroe and Jon Rice of California; one sister, Iris Doss of Big Spring; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Faith Chapel, Box 281, Rochester 79544.

 

Travis L. Bowden – 1935-1995

Obituary Needed

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