Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1932

LYLE HALEY MACE, 92, died on May 30, 2006. Lyle was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Mr. Mace was born August 21, 1913, in Stratford, OK, to the late Nettie Lingle and Walter Mace. As an infant he traveled by covered wagon to Texas. When they got to the Red River it was too high to cross. They camped for several days with other travelers while waiting for the water to recede. They eventually settled in Ranger, TX where Lyle received his education at Ranger High School. He married Fern Elizabeth Litton in July of 1934, in Breckenridge. She preceded him in death in 1961. He later married Norma Lee Fawcett. She preceded him in death in 1995. During WWII he worked at the Houston Shipyard as a welder repairing ships damaged in the conflict. Lyle and Fern moved to Graham where he went to work for Texas Pipeline Company as a welder. He loved his job, which entailed traveling all over the U.S. After many years he retired from Texas Pipeline Company as an inspector. He played the steel guitar and sang in his church and with a band. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church & Elks Lodge. Survivors include a son, Jimmy W. Mace and wife Terri of North Richland Hills; sister, May Dell Roquembre of Ponca City, OK; sister-in-law, Wilma Mace of Odessa; & numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Mace was preceded in death by a sister Vila Sharp and brothers, Henry Artie Mace & Jack Mace (RHS-1937).