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).