Jean Nell Best

F, b. 20 April 1921, d. 1 August 1987
     Jean Nell Best was born on 20 April 1921 in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1 As of 1940,her married name was Bagwell.2 She married Eugene Bagwell, son of Julius Oscar Bagwell and Lillian Elizabeth Cobb, in 1940 at New Mexico.2 Jean Nell Best died on 1 August 1987 in Chino, San Bernardino County, California, at age 66.1 She was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, California.1

Children of Jean Nell Best and Eugene Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S4479] Jean Nell Best Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S4478] Eugene Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Elmer Truman Bagwell

M, b. 28 September 1919, d. 23 March 1992
     Elmer Truman Bagwell was born on 28 September 1919 in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1 He was the son of Elmer Tyson Bagwell and Ida Victoria Hemphill. Elmer Truman Bagwell married Dorothy Anne Kennedy in 1946.1 Elmer Truman Bagwell died on 23 March 1992 at age 72
Amarillo Daily News - March 25, 1992

CLAUDE - Elmer Truman "Pat" Bagwell, 72, died Monday, March 23, 1992.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Brown, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Claude Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mr. Bagwell was born in 1919 in Claude and had lived in Claude all of his life. He married Dorothy Anne Kennedy in 1946 at Clarendon. She died in 1986. He had been a farmer and rancher most of his life and was a member of the Claude Masonic Lodge. He was also a 32nd-degree Mason, a member of the Armstrong County Farm Bureau, and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Bagwell-Kinsey of Denver; a son, Larry Bagwell of Boulder, Colo; a sister, Evelyn Blanton of Claude; and a brother, Ralph Bagwell of Claude.

The family request memorials be to Claude Volunteer Fire Department, Claude Ambulances, or Claude Cemetery.1

He was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1

Children of Elmer Truman Bagwell and Dorothy Anne Kennedy

Citations

  1. [S5885] Jr Elmer Truman “Pat” Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44108732

Dorothy Anne Kennedy

F, b. 16 July 1926, d. 18 September 1986
     Dorothy Anne Kennedy was born on 16 July 1926 in Clarendon, Donely County, Texas.1 As of 1946,her married name was Bagwell.2 She married Elmer Truman Bagwell, son of Elmer Tyson Bagwell and Ida Victoria Hemphill, in 1946.2 Dorothy Anne Kennedy died on 18 September 1986 in Potter County, Texas, at age 60.1 She was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1

Children of Dorothy Anne Kennedy and Elmer Truman Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S5884] Dorothy Anne Kennedy Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44579815
  2. [S5885] Jr Elmer Truman “Pat” Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44108732

Larry Bagwell

M
     Larry Bagwell is the son of Elmer Truman Bagwell and Dorothy Anne Kennedy.

Susan Bagwell

F
     Susan Bagwell is the daughter of Elmer Truman Bagwell and Dorothy Anne Kennedy. Susan Bagwell married (?) Kinsey before 1992.

(?) Kinsey

M
     (?) Kinsey married Susan Bagwell, daughter of Elmer Truman Bagwell and Dorothy Anne Kennedy, before 1992.

Evelyn L. Bagwell

F, b. 11 October 1914, d. 8 March 2003
     Evelyn L. Bagwell was born on 11 October 1914 in Armstrong County, Texas.1 She was the daughter of Elmer Tyson Bagwell and Ida Victoria Hemphill. Evelyn L. Bagwell married Russell Blanton on 1 December 1935 at Claude, Texas. Evelyn L. Bagwell died on 8 March 2003 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, at age 88 CLAUDE – Evelyn L. Blanton, 88, died Saturday, March 8, 2003 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Davenport of Tulia and the Rev. Janet Edwards, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Claude Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors Inc. of Clarendon.

Mrs. Blanton was born Oct. 11, 1914, in Armstrong County where she lived her entire live. She married Russell Blanton on Dec. 1, 1935, in Claude. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Claude.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1977 and by two sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include a son, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The body will be available for viewing Monday in Claude.

The family suggests memorials be to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe News, March 10, 2003.

http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/potter/obits on 8 February 2011.1
She was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S5896] Evelyn L. Bagwell Blanton Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65345905

Russell Blanton

M, b. 11 May 1914, d. 10 January 1977
     Russell Blanton was born on 11 May 1914 in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas. He married Evelyn L. Bagwell, daughter of Elmer Tyson Bagwell and Ida Victoria Hemphill, on 1 December 1935 at Claude, Texas. Russell Blanton died on 10 January 1977 in Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, at age 62. He was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.

Reverend Robert Haldene Bagwell

M, b. 29 October 1919, d. 24 February 2002
     Reverend Robert Haldene Bagwell was also known as Haldene Bagwell. He was born on 29 October 1919 in Georgia.1 He was the son of Robert Benjamin Bagwell and Edith Graffie Bagwell. Reverend Robert Haldene Bagwell married Alta Catherine Holbrook before 1943. Reverend Robert Haldene Bagwell died on 24 February 2002 in Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, at age 82.1 He was buried at Brookwood Cemetery, Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia.1

Children of Reverend Robert Haldene Bagwell and Alta Catherine Holbrook

Citations

  1. [S2622] Robert Halden Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Lanier Charles Bagwell

M
     Lanier Charles Bagwell is the son of Reverend Robert Haldene Bagwell and Alta Catherine Holbrook. Lanier Charles Bagwell married Diane (?) after 1961.

Child of Lanier Charles Bagwell

Benjamin Lanier Bagwell

M
     Benjamin Lanier Bagwell is the son of Lanier Charles Bagwell.

George Winton Bagwell

M, b. 12 June 1922, d. 12 October 2012
George Winton Bagwell - Obituary
The Atlanta Constitution, October 14, 2012 - Page B8
     George Winton Bagwell was also known as Winton Bagwell. He was born on 12 June 1922 in Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia.1 He was the son of Robert Benjamin Bagwell and Edith Graffie Bagwell. George Winton Bagwell married Elizabeth "Beth" Brooks after 1940. George Winton Bagwell died on 12 October 2012 in Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, at age 90

George Winton Bagwell, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 12, 2012. He was born June 12, 1922 to Bob and Graff Bagwell. Mr. Bagwell was a long time member at Brookwood Baptist Church. After 37 ½ years he retired from Bostich-Autosoler, served on the Advisory Board for DeKalb Tech and Northeast Georgia Tech and had headed up the Junior Achievement Program. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in WWII and was an avid fisherman. Mr. Bagwell was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Graff Bagwell; brothers, Haldene Bagwell and Myron Bagwell.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Beth Bagwell of Cumming; children, Howard and Carole Clayton of Cumming, Ronnie and Merry Bagwell of Winder, Larry and Jan Garner of Loganville; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 15th at 11:00 am at Brookwood Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Nix and Rev. Scott Huskins officiating. Interment will follow in Brookwood Baptist Church Cemetery.1

He was buried at Brookwood Cemetery, Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia.1

Children of George Winton Bagwell and Elizabeth "Beth" Brooks

Citations

  1. [S2619] George Winton Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Myron Ray Bagwell

M, b. 23 September 1925, d. 21 June 1985
Myron Ray Bagwell - Obituary
The Atlanta Constitution, June 23, 1985 - Page 95
     Myron Ray Bagwell was born on 23 September 1925 in Georgia.1 He was the son of Robert Benjamin Bagwell and Edith Graffie Bagwell. Myron Ray Bagwell married Thelma C. Mundy, daughter of James Monroe Mundy and Vada Viola Hamby, circa 1945. Enlisted in the US Army at. He was co-founder and owner of Bagwell & Mathis Tire, Cumming, Georgia. Founded 1947 with cousin William Mathis. Myron Ray Bagwell died on 21 June 1985 in Fulton County, Georgia, at age 59.1 He was buried on 23 June 1985 at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens, Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia.1

Children of Myron Ray Bagwell and Thelma C. Mundy

Citations

  1. [S2627] Myron R Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Olga E. Smith

F, b. January 1894
     Olga E. Smith was born in January 1894 in Decatur, Georgia. She married Mitchell Carl Bagwell, son of John Mansell Bagwell and Sarah Edna Moore, on 26 October 1915 at Decatur, Georgia.

Child of Olga E. Smith and Mitchell Carl Bagwell

Edna Bagwell

F
     Edna Bagwell is the daughter of Mitchell Carl Bagwell and Olga E. Smith.

Ruby Ellen James

F, b. 22 February 1895, d. 20 August 1942
     Ruby Ellen James was born on 22 February 1895 in Groom, Carson County, Texas.1 She married Henry Bascomb Bagwell, son of Newton Surveyor Bagwell and Susan Isabelle Dever, before 1912. Ruby Ellen James died on 20 August 1942 in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas, at age 47.1 She was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1

Children of Ruby Ellen James and Henry Bascomb Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S5894] Ruby Ellen James Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37348945
  2. [S5880] Velesta Idell Bagwell Allstrom Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64870303
  3. [S5890] Hulon B. “Slim” Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64870518

Velesta Idell Bagwell

F, b. 27 July 1925, d. 13 July 2002
     Velesta Idell Bagwell was born on 27 July 1925 in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1 She was the daughter of Henry Bascomb Bagwell and Ruby Ellen James. As of 1948,her married name was Allstrom. Velesta Idell Bagwell married John O. Allstrom in 1948. Velesta Idell Bagwell and John O. Allstrom were divorced on 15 July 1968.1 Velesta Idell Bagwell died on 13 July 2002 at age 76
Velesta I. Allstrom, 76, of Amarillo died Saturday, Friday, July 13, 2002. Mrs. Allstrom was born July 27, 1925, in Claude, to Bascomb and Ruby Bagwell. She graduated from Groom High School in 1942. She married [John] Oliver Allstrom on March 17, 1948, in Pampa. She lived in Houston for 40 years before moving back to Amarillo in 1989 to be near her family. She loved sports, especially football and basketball, and was an avid Houston Cougar fan. She enjoyed sewing crafts and working puzzles. Most importantly, she loved the Lord; her faith was unshakable. She was an active member of Bell Avenue Church of Christ, where she was the church secretary for four years until her illness. Her family and friends will miss her friendly smile and the joyous sound of her laughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband** in 1971; and her parents. Survivors include a brother, Hulon "Slim" Bagwell and wife, Odessa, of Amarillo; two sisters, M.E. Brunson and husband, Warner, of Claude and Melva Miller of Seattle; two nieces, Linda Pankey of Waco and Ellen Rowell of Oklahoma City; a nephew, Henry Bagwell of Amarillo; and a
host of family and friends.

Private graveside services will be Saturday in Claude Cemetery Claude TX with Landon Rowell, her great-nephew, officiating. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. in Bell Avenue Church of Christ with John McMath, minister, officiating. Arrangements by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue and Pierce Street. The family suggests memorials to Search TV Ministry, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083; or BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176. The family will be at 4112 S. Van Buren St.
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**Velesta and Oliver di[vorced in Harris Co TX on 15 July 1968, so he was actually her ex-husband when he died. (This wasn't in the obit, so I'll leave it to you whether to include it.1
)
She was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S5880] Velesta Idell Bagwell Allstrom Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64870303

John O. Allstrom

M, b. 27 July 1915, d. 30 August 1971
     John O. Allstrom was born on 27 July 1915.1 He married Velesta Idell Bagwell, daughter of Henry Bascomb Bagwell and Ruby Ellen James, in 1948. John O. Allstrom and Velesta Idell Bagwell were divorced on 15 July 1968.1 John O. Allstrom died on 30 August 1971 at age 56.1

Citations

  1. [S5880] Velesta Idell Bagwell Allstrom Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64870303

Hulon Bascomb Bagwell

M, b. 16 July 1920, d. 1 September 2003
     Hulon Bascomb Bagwell was born on 16 July 1920 in Texas.1 He was the son of Henry Bascomb Bagwell and Ruby Ellen James. Hulon Bascomb Bagwell married Odessa Maye Tillman on 2 October 1946 at Liberal, Kansas.1 Hulon Bascomb Bagwell died on 1 September 2003 at age 83
Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo TX, Wednesday, September 3, 2003:

H.B. "Slim" Bagwell, 73, of Amarillo died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003. Mr. Bagwell was born July 16, 1920, in Claude. He married Odessa Tillman on Oct. 2, 1946, in Liberal, Kan., and they moved to Amarillo in 1949. Mr. Bagwell retired from Farmland Co-op after 38 years as a truck driver. He was a rancher and involved in the Boy Scouts of America program. He was a member of San Jacinto Church of Christ. Was a veteran, serving in the Navy as a mechanic.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Letha Brown and Velesta Allstrom. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Linda Pankey and husband, Jerry, of Lorena, and Ellen Rowell and husband, George, of Oklahoma City; a son, Henry Bagwell and wife, Amy, of Amarillo; two sisters, M.E. Brunson of Claude and Melva Miller of Spokane, Wash; four grandchildren, Shay, Pamala, Landon and Daylon; and two great-grandchildren, Chyenne and Shane.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in San Jacinto Church of Christ with Bret McCasland officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.1

He was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1

Children of Hulon Bascomb Bagwell and Odessa Maye Tillman

Citations

  1. [S5890] Hulon B. “Slim” Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64870518

Letha Odell Bagwell

F
     Letha Odell Bagwell is the daughter of Carl Roscoe Bagwell and Martha Frances James.

Melva Elizabeth Bagwell

F, b. 14 November 1915, d. 21 September 2006
     Melva Elizabeth Bagwell was born on 14 November 1915 in Texas. She was the daughter of Carl Roscoe Bagwell and Martha Frances James. As of after 1930,her married name was Miller. Melva Elizabeth Bagwell married John David Miller after 1930. Melva Elizabeth Bagwell died on 21 September 2006 in Spokane County, Washington, at age 90.

Martha Frances James

F, b. 21 January 1888, d. 19 February 1920
     Martha Frances James was born on 21 January 1888 in Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas.1 She married Carl Roscoe Bagwell, son of Newton Surveyor Bagwell and Susan Isabelle Dever, on 24 December 1911. Martha Frances James died on 19 February 1920 in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas, at age 32.1 She was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1

Children of Martha Frances James and Carl Roscoe Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S3627] Martha Frances James Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Lahoma June Russell

F, b. 10 October 1923, d. 8 September 2003
     Lahoma June Russell was born on 10 October 1923 in Tonkawa, Kay County, Oklahoma. She married Beal Doyle Bagwell, son of Mitchell Hughes Bagwell and Martha Carolyn Howell, after 1940. Lahoma June Russell died on 8 September 2003 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, at age 79.

Donald Luke Bagwell

M, b. 25 October 1931, d. 22 August 2003
     Donald Luke Bagwell was born on 25 October 1931 in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1 He was the son of Robert Luke Bagwell and Bertie Ophelia Weeks. He was a Corporal in the US Army during the Korea War.1 Donald Luke Bagwell died on 22 August 2003 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, at age 71.1 He was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S3981] Donald Luke Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Thelma Edith Bagwell

F, b. 13 March 1913, d. 6 April 1973
     Thelma Edith Bagwell was born on 13 March 1913 in Texas.1 She was the daughter of Robert Luke Bagwell and Bertie Ophelia Weeks. Thelma Edith Bagwell married John Terry Morris after 1930. Thelma Edith Bagwell died on 6 April 1973 in White Deer, Carson County, Texas, at age 60.1 She was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S3976] Thelma Edith Bagwell Morris Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

John Terry Morris

M, b. 18 May 1906, d. 9 August 1988
     John Terry Morris was born on 18 May 1906. He married Thelma Edith Bagwell, daughter of Robert Luke Bagwell and Bertie Ophelia Weeks, after 1930. John Terry Morris died on 9 August 1988 in Gray, Marion County, Texas, at age 82.

Dr. Robert Wayne Bagwell1

M, b. 10 June 1916, d. 23 May 1955
     Dr. Robert Wayne Bagwell was born on 10 June 1916 in Texas.1 He was the son of Robert Luke Bagwell and Bertie Ophelia Weeks. Dr. Robert Wayne Bagwell married Josephine Bette Kelln in 1943. He was a Lieutennant in the Marine Corp for the United States Naval Reserve during World War II and a Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Robert Wayne Bagwell died on 23 May 1955 at age 38
Dr. Robert Wayne Bagwell, 38, prominent Borger physician for the past nine years, died suddenly around 5 p.m. yesterday of a heart ailment at his home, 1307 Francis. Funeral services have been scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, in the First Methodist Church. Rev. James Glenn will officiate.

Dr. Bagwell was born June 10, 1916 and had maintained his medical practice in Borger since 1946. He was a graduate of the University of Texas School of Medicine in Galveston, receiving his degree in 1941.

In addition to being a member of the North Plains Hospital staff and the Borger Elks Lodge, Dr. Bagwell was a member of the Texas Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the Top-O' Texas Medical Association.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Josephine Bagwell; one son, Robert W. Bagwell Jr; and two daughters, Suzanne Bagwell and Jan Bagwell, all of Borger; his mother, Mrs. Bertie Bagwell, Claude; two brothers, Don of Claude, and William, an Arizona resident; and six sisters: Miss Imogene Bagwell, Ysleta; Mrs. Johnnie Doshier, Vega; Mrs. Janice Berg, Washington, D.C; Mrs. Estelle Melton, Tulsa; Mrs. Maurice Leach, Lubbock; and Mrs. Edith Morris, Ralls.

Active pallbearers are Dr. H.M. Hamra, Dr. W.C. Barksdale, Dr. Arthur F. Hansen, Dr. W.W. Massad, Dr. C.P. Dill and Cecil Rentforw. Honorary pallbearers include all members of the Top O' Texas Medical Society.

(Published in Borger News Herald, May 24, 1955.)1
He was buried at Highland Park Cemetery, Borger, Hutchinson County, Texas.1

Children of Dr. Robert Wayne Bagwell and Josephine Bette Kelln

Citations

  1. [S3978] Dr Robert Wayne Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S5901] Bettye Jan Bagwell Vermeulen Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/133736049

Jewell Estella Bagwell

F, b. 17 May 1918, d. 21 June 1991
     Jewell Estella Bagwell was born on 17 May 1918 in Texas.1 She was the daughter of Robert Luke Bagwell and Bertie Ophelia Weeks. Jewell Estella Bagwell died on 21 June 1991 at age 73.1 She was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.1

Citations

  1. [S3960] Jewell Estella Bagwell Melton Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Maurine Eloise Bagwell

F, b. 20 August 1914, d. 11 March 1997
     Maurine Eloise Bagwell was born on 20 August 1914 in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1 She was the daughter of Robert Luke Bagwell and Bertie Ophelia Weeks. Maurine Eloise Bagwell died on 11 March 1997 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, at age 82

OBIT: Amarillo Globe-News, Texas ( 3-11-1997) Maurine Bagwell Leach
LUBBOCK - Maurine Bagwell Leach, 82, died Monday, March 10, 1997.
Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bobby McMillan, pastor, and Ted Dotts, chaplain at Methodist Hospital, officiating. Private burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park, directed by Resthaven Funeral Home.
Mrs. Leach was born at Claude and graduated from Claude High School and the University of Texas. She had been a Lubbock resident since moving from Amarillo in 1938. She married T.L. Leach at Amarillo in 1938. She was a Life Master bridge player. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert L. Leach, in 1993.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Carol Leach Hockmuth of Santa Fe, N.M; three sisters, Janice Beach of Phoenix, Ariz., Johnnye Doshier of Vega, Texas, and Imogene Bagwell of Amarillo; a brother, Don Bagwell of Amarillo; and two grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Texas Tech Foundation for Agriculture Scholarships; or to St. John's United Methodist Church.1
She was buried at Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S3977] Maurine Eloise Bagwell Leach Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Frances Imogene Bagwell

F, b. 17 March 1927, d. 16 October 2009
     Frances Imogene Bagwell was born on 17 March 1927 in Texas.1 She was the daughter of Robert Luke Bagwell and Bertie Ophelia Weeks. Frances Imogene Bagwell died on 16 October 2009 at age 82
Frances Imogene Bagwell, 82, of Amarillo died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Claude Cemetery in Claude with Jeff Conway, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Imogene was born March 17, 1927, in Claude to Robert Luke and Bertie Bagwell, and was the eighth of nine children. She graduated from Claude High School and was only 16 years old when she entered Texas Tech University. She received her B.A. in speech from Texas Tech in 1947. She continued her education and received a master's in speech pathology from the University of Iowa in 1956 and was awarded a doctorate in special education from Texas Tech University in 1971.

Imogene was an educator and made a difference in the lives of many children with speech difficulties. She began her teaching career in speech at Clovis, N.M., and later at Ysleta Public Schools in El Paso. While in El Paso, she produced many outstanding plays with her theater arts students that are a significant and well- documented part of the history of Ysleta High School. She taught at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., for 10 years. In 1983, she moved to Pampa and worked in the speech and language area for exceptional children for schools in the Pampa-Perryton region.

After retiring in 1986, she moved to Amarillo. She was an avid and gifted bowler. She participated in many leagues in El Paso and received awards for her accomplishments including several perfect games of 300.

In Missouri, she took up golf and became very accomplished at this as well. She was an active member of the Panhandle Country Club and had a zero handicap at one point in her golfing career. She was an ardent Red Raider fan and along with her sister, Maurine, and her husband, T.L. "Luke" Leach, was a devoted supporter of all things Tech, especially football and Lady Raider basketball. One of her favorite memories was meeting coach Marsha Sharp when the USA Olympic team played in Lubbock in April 2004.

After retirement, Imogene became the family caregiver. Her care and dedication to her siblings was unwavering, especially the care she gave to Estelle, Johnnye and Don as they dealt with health issues. She was a cherished aunt and great-aunt to everyone. She took great pride in her 19 nieces and nephews, 43 great-nieces and great-nephews and the generation that followed.

She was the keeper of the family home in Claude and helped create many family memories including Easter egg decorating, cookie baking and the annual Christmas lunch at this house. In retirement, she continued to enjoy family occasions and was a devoted supporter of the activities of her great nieces and nephews. She rarely missed a game or activity in which one was participating, whether it was soccer or baseball games or year-end school awards ceremonies. Her education was a benefit later in her life as she became the family tutor for her great-nephews Luke and Levi's spelling bee competitions all throughout their elementary school years.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Hudson House in Claude and Childers Place in Amarillo for their care of Imogene.

Survivors include a sister, Janice Beach of Phoenix; nieces and nephews, Howard and Peggy Berg, Kem and Thomas Lester and Gary and Shawna Bagwell, all of Amarillo, Al and Jamie Morris of Dodge City, Kan., Carol Leach and Donald Hockmuth, both of Santa Fe, N.M., Jan Avery of Phoenix; Robert and Kathryn Bagwell of Dallas, Lyne and Mike Robe of Studio City, Calif; Richard and Judy Berg of Apple Valley, Minn., Diana and Paul Mayhugh of Ephrata, Wash., Nancy and Larry Brackett of Shallowater, Betty and Cid Backer of Taos, N.M., David and Marianne Doshier of Vega, Kyle and Sarah Bagwell of Palo Alto, Calif., and Linda and Will Wofford of Austin; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Claude Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 282, Claude, TX 79109.

Amarillo Globe-News, Oct. 23, 2009.1

She was buried at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Armstrong County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S4740] Frances Imogene Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi