BETTY L. HAGAMAN DOEBBLER, 81, of Huntsville, TX
passed away July 14, 2016, surrounded by her family
with burial at the Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX.
She was born Dec. 23, 1934 in Ranger, TX, the daughter
of Leslie Hillsman & Helen Howdeshell (RHS-teacher)
Hagaman. She grew up in Ranger and graduated from
Ranger High School in 1952. She then attended Stephens
College in Columbia, MO before graduating from the
University of Texas 1957. In Aug. of 1957 she married
Betty worked in administrative jobs, settling on
education, & teaching. She worked at the University
of Houston, finally retiring from HISD as an admin-
istrator. However, Betty was always furthering her
education by educating herself, her children and
most importantly her grandchildren. Betty and John
Hagaman (brother) established the Helen and Leslie
Hagaman Scholarship Fund to support the future dreams
of Ranger High School Seniors.
Betty was an avid reader, and had a talent for acting
and music. In fact when you sat around her in church
each Sunday you were graced with her beautiful voice.
She loved people from all walks of life, and she was
loved by everyone she meet. Betty was a Christian with
great faith; she instilled her Christian values in her
She is survived by the love of her life Tom Doebbler,
daughter Leslie French (Clive) Twyman of Georgetown TX,
son Drew (Dina) Doebbler of Pasadena TX, and daughter
Robin (Jesus) Tellez of Kingwood TX. Grandchildren Alex
Crago, Vincent Doebbler, Jessika (Justin) Watson, Errika
Tellez, Georgianna Doebbler, Adrian Tellez, Dominic
Doebbler, Cade Null, Anthony Tellez, Hunter Null, Ryleigh
Doebbler, and Ashley, Dylan, and Blake Twyman.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, sister Frances
Hagaman Markham (RHS-1945) & brother John Hagaman (RHS-1957).
HUSBAND: THOMAS R. DOEBBLER, 83, of Huntsville, TX passed
away Aug. 18, 2018, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery
at Ranger, TX. He was born on Nov. 22, 1934 in San
Antonio, TX, the son of Frank J. & Vivian Rilling Doebbler.
He grew up in San Antonio and graduated from G.W. Brackenridge
High School in 1951. He then attended the University of Texas
before joining the US Coast Guard in 1957. While attending UT,
he met Betty Hagaman (RHS-1952) & they were married in August
Tom and Betty resided in Austin, TX, where their three children
were born. In the summer of 1967, the family moved to Houston,
ultimately settling in Deer Park, TX.
Tom’s skills as a Mechanical Designer afforded him several
positions for contractors of NASA, including Link and Lockheed
Martin. In 1997, at the age of 62, he celebrated both his retire-
ment and birthday with a large gathering of family and friends.
His mechanical skills helped shaped his children and grandchild
as he was able to “fix anything”. It was known in the family,
if you needed anything fixed, call PaPa.
Tom and Betty were active members of St. Thomas the Apostle
Catholic Church in Huntsville, TX.
He is preceded in death by his parents and the love of his life
Betty. He is survived by his daughter, Leslie French (Clive)
Twyman of Georgetown, TX; son Drew (Dina) Doebbler of Pasadena,
TX; and daughter Robin (Jesus) Tellez of Kingwood, TX. Grand-
children are Alex (Renee) Crago, Vincent Doebbler, Jessika
(Justin) Watson, Errika Tellez, Georgianna Doebbler, Adrian
Tellez, Dominic Doebbler, Cade Null, Anthony Tellez, Hunter
Null, Ryleigh Doebbler, and Ashley, Dylan, and Blake Twyman.
Great-grandchildren are Coralynn Louise Crago and Chloe and
Tom is also survived by his brother Jerry Doebbler of San
Antonio along with his children, Curtis, Eric, Eulalia,
Michael, Maureen, Teresa and Brenda. Tom and Betty will
be missed by many.