HELEN HOWDESHELL HAGAMAN, 75, former teacher in
Ranger, TX schools for 37 years, passed away in 1977
after a lengthy illness, with interment in Evergreen
Cemetery at Ranger.
The former Helen Ernestine Howdeshell was born Sept. 19,
1902 in Redwater, TX, she moved to Ranger in 1924. She
married Leslie Hilsman Hagaman in Feb. of 1929 at Waco.
Mr. Hagaman died Aug. 6, 1957 a member of one of Ranger's
oldest families, he was the eldest son of M.H. Hagaman,
the first Mayor of Ranger. Mrs. Hagaman was a graduate
of Waco High School, received a Bachelor's degree from
Baylor University and a Master's Degree in Education
from Abilene Christian College in Abilene. Her career
in teaching began in the second grade classroom in Ross,
TX, continued in Alta Vista Heights in Waco where she
was principal. In 1924, she accepted a position at Hodges
Oak Park in Ranger and later was transferred to the high
school. Following her marriage, she resigned from teaching,
returning to the classroom in 1942. She taught one year at
Young School, then back to high school and Ranger Jr.
College, completing her career at Ranger High School.
She had one son and two daughters: Frances Ruth Hagaman
Markham (RHS-1945), Betty Lou Hagaman (RHS-1952) and John
L. Hagaman (RHS-1957). A sister, Francis Howdeshell Jameson,
married Roy Jameson of Ranger & she was employed at Ranger
College for several years. She had a younger sister, Edna
Louise Howdeshell Fuel, who lived in Arkansas and died i