Jim Aubrey Bagwell

M, b. 3 May 1927, d. 5 November 2020
Jim Aubrey Bagwell
Photograph courtesy of The Mountain Mail
     Jim Aubrey Bagwell was born on 3 May 1927 in Dimmitt, Castro County, Texas. He was the son of James Bagwell and Ola Roberta Wood. Jim Aubrey Bagwell married Edwyna Byrl Pugh on 21 June 1947 at Deaf Smith County, Texas.1 Jim Aubrey Bagwell died on 5 November 2020 in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, at age 93. He was buried on 13 November 2020 at Castro Memorial Gardens, Dimmitt, Castro County, Texas.

Citations

  1. [S6299] Edwyna Byrl Pugh Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214970741

Edwyna Byrl Pugh

F, b. 11 July 1926, d. 22 August 2020
     Edwyna Byrl Pugh was born on 11 July 1926 in Graham, Young County, Texas.1 As of 21 June 1947,her married name was Bagwell. She married Jim Aubrey Bagwell, son of James Bagwell and Ola Roberta Wood, on 21 June 1947 at Deaf Smith County, Texas.1 Edwyna Byrl Pugh died on 22 August 2020 in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, at age 94


Edwyna Bagwell, 94, passed away August 22, 2020, in Colorado Springs, CO. She was born July 11, 1926, in Graham, Texas, to Alex and Winnie (Lisle) Pugh. She grew up in various Phillips Oil company towns in the Graham area. Her dad was later transferred to Sanford in the Texas Panhandle, and Edwyna graduated from high school at Phillips.

She received a Business Administration degree from West Texas State College in Canyon, where she met J.A. Bagwell. They eloped to Amarillo and were married 73 years. They farmed and ranched at Amistad, New Mexico, and Edwyna taught school there for a few years. All three of their daughters were born in New Mexico.

In 1960 they moved to the San Luis Valley in Colorado where J.A. and his dad ranched. Edwyna always said those years were some of the happiest of her life. In 1970 they sold the ranch at Villa Grove, moved to Poncha Springs, Colorado, and bought a KOA Campground south of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. They ran the campground seasonally for 21 years and made numerous life-long friends to add to the ones they already had.

After they sold the campground, they retired to Poncha Springs, where Edwyna was a member of the Salida Church of Christ. In 2006 J.A. and Edwyna, along with their daughters and granddaughter, visited Ireland to celebrate Edwyna’s 80th birthday. The trip was a highlight for the whole family, and J.A. and Edwyna talked about it often in the following years.

Edwyna was a smart, independent woman and also the ultimate nurturer. (She could drive a loaded grain truck with a baby and a 4-year-old on the seat beside her!) She grew up around a large extended family that she loved dearly and remained close to her entire life. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a dedicated friend, wonderful cook, and a great hostess. The girls’ friends often said how comfortable and welcome they felt in the Bagwell home. She sewed clothes for herself and her family, making Western shirts for J.A. and mending dozens of pairs of Levis for him. She also had jobs outside the home at various times. When they ran the campground, she became a full partner in the business, keeping the books and performing many other tasks around the campground, along with making three meals a day for family and employees. Despite all the hard work over the years, she was a fun person who loved to laugh. Family get-togethers always turned to telling funny family stories.

In 2016 she and J.A. moved to The Bridge assisted living facility in Colorado Springs. She was happy to be close to her youngest daughter, Barbara, as well as her granddaughter, Carol. She made several good friends and loved playing Bingo with them.

Edwyna is survived by her husband J.A. of Colorado Springs; daughters Mary Lynn (Glen) Stillings of Del Norte, Colorado, Karen Bagwell (Mark Holdrege) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Barbara Bagwell of Colorado Springs; granddaughter Carol Stillings of Colorado Springs; brother-in-law Robert Bagwell of Hazlehurst, Mississippi; sister-in-law LaTrelle Bagwell of Marble Falls, Texas; first cousins Glen Lisle Jr., Janice Keeth, George F. Lisle, and Sandra White; and nieces, nephews, and numerous distant cousins.

Edwyna was predeceased by her parents, her sister Hallie Wanda Williams, and her grandson Brian Stillings.

She will be missed by many, and we wait with hope for our reunion with her in Heaven.

There will be no service at this time. Colonial Funeral Home in Dimmitt, Texas, is handling arrangements, and burial will be in Castro Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dimmitt.

Cards may be sent to J.A, c/o Carol Stillings, 5606 Oro Grande Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80918, and memorial contributions may be made to the Gooseneck Cemetery in Graham, Texas, or Feeding America.

Gooseneck Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 403
Newcastle, TX 76372

Feeding America.1


She was buried at Castro Memorial Gardens, Dimmitt, Castro County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S6299] Edwyna Byrl Pugh Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214970741

Mary Lynn Bagwell

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     Mary Lynn Bagwell is the daughter of Jim Aubrey Bagwell and Edwyna Byrl Pugh.1 Mary Lynn Bagwell married Glen Stillings after 1965.1

Citations

  1. [S6299] Edwyna Byrl Pugh Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214970741

Glen Stillings

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     Glen Stillings married Mary Lynn Bagwell, daughter of Jim Aubrey Bagwell and Edwyna Byrl Pugh, after 1965.1

Citations

  1. [S6299] Edwyna Byrl Pugh Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214970741

Karen Bagwell

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     Karen Bagwell is the daughter of Jim Aubrey Bagwell and Edwyna Byrl Pugh.1 Karen Bagwell married Mark Holdrege after 1965.1

Citations

  1. [S6299] Edwyna Byrl Pugh Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214970741

Mark Holdrege

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     Mark Holdrege married Karen Bagwell, daughter of Jim Aubrey Bagwell and Edwyna Byrl Pugh, after 1965.1

Citations

  1. [S6299] Edwyna Byrl Pugh Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214970741

Barbara Bagwell

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     Barbara Bagwell is the daughter of Jim Aubrey Bagwell and Edwyna Byrl Pugh.1

Citations

  1. [S6299] Edwyna Byrl Pugh Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214970741

Robert Elmo Bagwell

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     Robert Elmo Bagwell is the son of James Bagwell and Ola Roberta Wood. Robert Elmo Bagwell married Billye Faye Wade after 1952 at Arizona.

Children of Robert Elmo Bagwell and Billye Faye Wade

Billye Faye Wade

F, b. 20 January 1934, d. 16 May 2000
     Billye Faye Wade was born on 20 January 1934. As of after 1952,her married name was Bagwell. She married Robert Elmo Bagwell, son of James Bagwell and Ola Roberta Wood, after 1952 at Arizona. Billye Faye Wade died on 16 May 2000 at age 66. She was buried at Center Point Cemetery, Glancy, Copiah County, Mississippi.

John Michael Bagwell

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     John Michael Bagwell is the son of Robert Elmo Bagwell and Billye Faye Wade.

Donna Faye Bagwell

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     Donna Faye Bagwell is the daughter of Robert Elmo Bagwell and Billye Faye Wade. Donna Faye Bagwell married (?) Smith after 1972.

(?) Smith

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     (?) Smith married Donna Faye Bagwell, daughter of Robert Elmo Bagwell and Billye Faye Wade, after 1972.

Kay La Trelle Bagwell

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     Kay La Trelle Bagwell is the daughter of James Bagwell and Ola Roberta Wood.

Myrtle Christine Bagwell

F, b. 5 October 1918, d. 3 February 2006
     Myrtle Christine Bagwell was born on 5 October 1918 in Castro County, Texas. She was the daughter of James Bagwell and Ola Roberta Wood. As of after 1925,her married name was Bell. Myrtle Christine Bagwell married Lawrence Orlan Bell after 1925. Myrtle Christine Bagwell died on 3 February 2006 at age 87. She was buried at Ochiltree Cemetery, Perryton, Ochiltree County, Texas.

Lawrence Orlan Bell

M, b. 19 December 1907, d. 18 October 2000
     Lawrence Orlan Bell was born on 19 December 1907 in Beaver County, Oklahoma. He married Myrtle Christine Bagwell, daughter of James Bagwell and Ola Roberta Wood, after 1925. Lawrence Orlan Bell died on 18 October 2000 in Perryton, Ochiltree County, Texas, at age 92. He was buried at Ochiltree Cemetery, Perryton, Ochiltree County, Texas.

Vivian Marie Bagwell

F, b. 4 June 1939, d. June 1982
     Vivian Marie Bagwell was born on 4 June 1939. She was the daughter of Abner Coleman Bagwell and Wilhelmina Strohm. As of after 1957,her married name was Schermer. Vivian Marie Bagwell married (?) Schermer after 1957. Vivian Marie Bagwell died in June 1982.

Charles Bagwell

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     Charles Bagwell is the son of Abner Coleman Bagwell and Wilhelmina Strohm.

William Lee Bagwell

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     William Lee Bagwell is the son of Abner Coleman Bagwell and Wilhelmina Strohm.

Charlene Bagwell

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     Charlene Bagwell is the daughter of Abner Coleman Bagwell and Wilhelmina Strohm. Charlene Bagwell married (?) Graham after 1958.

Nanette Bagwell

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     Nanette Bagwell is the daughter of Abner Coleman Bagwell and Wilhelmina Strohm. Nanette Bagwell married (?) Fancher before 1983.

(?) Graham

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     (?) Graham married Charlene Bagwell, daughter of Abner Coleman Bagwell and Wilhelmina Strohm, after 1958.

(?) Schermer

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     (?) Schermer married Vivian Marie Bagwell, daughter of Abner Coleman Bagwell and Wilhelmina Strohm, after 1957.

(?) Fancher

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     (?) Fancher married Nanette Bagwell, daughter of Abner Coleman Bagwell and Wilhelmina Strohm, before 1983.

Coleman Bagwell

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     Coleman Bagwell is the son of Billy Troy Bagwell and Sandra Ates. Coleman Bagwell married Carla Griffin circa 1984.

Children of Coleman Bagwell and Carla Griffin

Carla Griffin

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     Carla Griffin married Coleman Bagwell, son of Billy Troy Bagwell and Sandra Ates, circa 1984.

Children of Carla Griffin and Coleman Bagwell

Colton Paul Bagwell

M, b. 4 September 1987, d. 1 July 2007
     Colton Paul Bagwell was born on 4 September 1987 in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. He was the son of Coleman Bagwell and Carla Griffin. Colton Paul Bagwell died on 1 July 2007 in Lafayette, Louisiana, at age 19

Lafayette " Funeral Services for Colton Paul Bagwell, 19, will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 2:00PM at David Funeral Home Chapel of Lafayette. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2007 from 9:00AM until the time of the services. Interment will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. Colton a native of New Iberia and a resident of Lafayette died on Sunday, July 1, 2007 in Lafayette. He was employed as an apprentice mechanic at Rotorcraft Helicopters, and was known for his love of playing baseball, karate, motor cross racing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. Those that knew him knew he had a heart of gold and the ability to make people laugh. He is survived by his parents, Coleman and Carla Griffin Bagwell of Lafayette; a sister, Carly Bagwell of Lafayette; his paternal grandparents, Billy and Sandra Bagwell of West Monroe; his Maternal Grandmother, Loretta Griffin of Shreveport; and numerous aunts, uncle, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Carl Hayden Griffin; and an uncle, Kevin Bagwell. Pallbearers will be Eric Wilchen, Ryan Stork, Cyrus Best, Josh Bagwell, Dino Gilliam, and Tim McTier. Honorary Pallbearers will be Nicholas Amos, and Devin Myers David Funeral Home of Lafayette will be handling the arrangements.

He was buried at Lafayette Memorial Park, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.

Carly Bagwell

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     Carly Bagwell is the daughter of Coleman Bagwell and Carla Griffin.

Sandra Ates

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     Sandra Ates married Billy Troy Bagwell, son of James Coleman Bagwell and Vesta V. Fomby, before 1964.

Children of Sandra Ates and Billy Troy Bagwell

Kevin Bagwell

M, b. 8 September 1963, d. 4 February 1984
     Kevin Bagwell was born on 8 September 1963. He was the son of Billy Troy Bagwell and Sandra Ates. Kevin Bagwell died on 4 February 1984 at age 20. He was buried at Hasley Cemetery, Wet Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

Coleman Bagwell

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     Coleman Bagwell married N. E. Page on 8 June 1957 at Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.