LERA NELL HAGAR PUGH, 81, of Ranger, TX passed
away in 2002 with burial in Merriman Cemetery near
Mrs. Pugh was born on Sept. 16, 1920 in the Mangum
Community in Eastland County to John C. & Bertha
Mae Bender Hagar. She grew up in Eastland County
& attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1938.
She married Willard Lee Pugh (RHS-1938) in May of
1939 in Fredrick OK. They lived in numerous towns
following the oilfield, including Denver City where
she worked in the dietary department of Yoakum
County Hospital for over 20 years. They also
lived in Albany, Aspermont & Lovington, NM, always
returning back to Ranger & Eastland County. Mrs.
Pugh was a member of the Mesquite & Rusk St. Church
At the time of her death, she was survived by her
husband of 62 years, Willard Lee Pugh (RHS-1938) of
Ranger; daughters, Mary Walton (RHS-1958) of Ranger,
Shirley Walton (RHS-1961) of Amarillo and Barbara
Perry of Lubbock; son, Willard L. Pugh Jr. (RHS-1959)
of Santee, CA; brother, Bonnie Hagar of Phoenix, AZ;
and sister, Neva Trotter of Phoenix, AZ; nine grand-
children; and 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.