Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1954

Edward Wallace EDWARD LEE WALLACE, 85 passed away peacefully Nov. 30, 2021 at his son's home in Granbury, TX, with burial in the family cemetery on his beloved homestead Indian Creek Pond, south of Strawn, TX. He was born Dec. 17, 1935 and was raised in Ranger, TX. Edward attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1954. He was a welder and construction engineer for several oil and gas companies for many years of his life, traveling to many countries before retiring to Strawn, TX where he settled in his later years with his wife of 38 years, Carol Sue Wallace before her passing in 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Edward & Grace Edna of Ranger. Edward is survived by his children, Belinda Morgan and husband Steven of Eastland, TX, Caren Alvis and husband, James of Springtown, TX, Hank Morgan (RHS- 1982) & wife, Bridget of Granbury, TX, Bobby Wallace of Graham, TX, Joanna Barron (RHS-1994) and husband, Jeremy (RHS-1993) of Weatherford, TX and adopted son, Col David Lujan and wife, Michel of Smithville, VA. He had 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Carol Sue Wallace WIFE: CAROL SUE MERRITT WALLACE, 62, went home to be with our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Dec. 7, 2008 at home on Indian Creek Pond. Carol was born Jan. 15th, 1946 in Waco, TX to Minnie Lenora & Raymond Edward Merritt. Carol was five years old when her mother married James Dillard Mordecai who she knew as her father. In 1970, she married Edward Lee Wallace (RHS-1954) of Ranger, TX. Together they raised three children, Caren, Hank and Joanna along with an "adopted" son Colonel David A. Lujan. Carol lived a simple life full of compassion and kindness. She was always willing to help others in any way she could. She loved life and she genuinely loved people; she honestly never met a stranger. Early in her life she traveled and lived in South America and many different parts of the U.S. She then moved back to Texas, settling with her family in Ranger, where she loved babysitting a host of young Ranger children and leading a full life as a Girl Scout leader, 4-H leader for Eastland County and as a wife and wonderful mother before moving to Indian Creek Pond near Strawn, TX. As a home health care worker she provided loving care to several people in and around Ranger during their final days, including her own mother and mother-in-law. The compassion and wisdom she passed on to her children enabled them to care for her in the same fashion. In her years at Indian Creek Pond she enjoyed her herb garden, trying new recipes to share with family and friends and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a grandmother who did things with her grand- children, not just for them. Her grandchildren feel blessed to have had a grandmother who took them camping, on trips, built forts with them and loved them as much as she did. She was preceded in death by her mother. Her survivors include: her husband Eddy Wallace, children, Caren Alvis & husband James, Hank Morgan (RHS-1982) & wife Mimi Henderson Morgan (RHS-1977), Joanna Barron (RHS-1994) and husband Jeremy (RHS- 1993), Colonel David Lujan and wife Michelle. Ten grandchildren, Matthew Morgan and wife Tonya, Gage Grogan, Laura Lee Grogan, Krysten Morgan, Andrew Alvis, Macgregor, Sawyer, Oliver and Harper Grace Barron, Bridget Lujan and one great-granddaughter Breanna Nicole Morgan. Father James Mordecai, one sister Pat Carlile and two brothers, Raymond Merritt and Guy Mordecai and an extended family too numerous to count. MOTHER: GRACE SINGLETON WALLACE, 98, of Ranger, TX passed away on Jan. 25, 2008 at her son's home, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Grace was born on Jan. 26, 1909 in Young County to Edward Rutledge & Lou Ella (Luman) Singleton. She was a graduate of Woodson High School to the 11th grade and Breckenridge High School to finish the 12th grade and she attended Business College. Grace married Lonnie E. "Shorty" Wallace in Sept. of 1928 in Breckenridge TX, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1978. She worked for many years at Greer's Western Store, ran the Lone Star Chicken Inn, worked for Tommy's Grocery and for Mary Huling in her fabric store. She loved to oil paint deer and nature scenery, as well as many other outdoor activities. Grace was a faithful member of the Mesquite and Rusk St. Church of Christ for 70 years and was dearly loved by her church family. The last few months of her life she looked forward to Don Adams bringing communion to her. Grace was the last of her generation in the Wallace and Singleton Family. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother & had many many friends. Grace passed away one day before her 99th birthday. At the time of her death, Grace was survived by her daughter Christene (RHS-1946) Ready of Ranger, a son Eddy Wallace (RHS-1954) and his wife Carol of Strawn. Grandchildren; Leta Guest and husband Richard of Fort Worth, Belinda Morgan and husband Tim of Eastland, Bobbie Wallace of Gordon, Joanna Barron and husband Jeremy of Ranger, step-granchildren Caren Alvis and James of Springtown and Hank Morgan (RHS-1982) & wife Mimi Henderson Morgan (RHS-1977) of Ranger, great- grandchildren Christopater Alford, Ashley & Brittany Sharp, Orin Mallory, McGregor, Sawyer, and Oliver Barron, step-great-grandchildren Matthew Morgan and wife Tonya, Kristen Morgan, Gage and Lee Grogan and Andrew Alvis. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends.