Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty RJC

Helen Hagaman HELEN HOWDESHELL HAGAMAN, 75, former teacher in Ranger, TX schools for 37 years, passed away in 1977 after a lengthy illness with interment was 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 1973.