DON EDDLEMAN, 67, of LaCasa Community passed away on
March 13, 2003, at his home. Burial was in Mt. Zion
Don was born on October 1, 1935 in Whitney, TX, to Rosa
Lela Stuard and John Frank Eddleman. He grew up in Brecken-
ridge, graduating high school there. He attended Vocational
Industrial Clubs of America & received a teaching certificate
through the University of Texas. Don taught school in Fort
Worth Independent School District for 1 year, deciding to go
to work as a welder and foreman for General Dynamics for the
next 20 years. He married Beverley Gailey (RHS-1956) on
August 2, 1957 at the Gailey ranch. Don returned to LaCasa
Community in 1974 after retiring from General Dynamics to
work as a self employed welder and rancher. Later he and
Beverley formed D&B Oil & Gas, and he continued to work this
business until his illness. Don was a member of the Strawn
Masonic Lodge #906 AF & AM for 45 yrs. serving as Past Master.
He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Don will
be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He loved spending time outdoors with his family, children
and grandchildren fishing and hunting.
Don is survived by his wife of 45 years Beverley Eddleman of
La Casa Community; a daughter, Donna Eddleman and fiancÚ Robert
Rice of Breckenridge and Eastland; a son, Barry Ray Eddleman
(RHS-1982) and current principal of Ranger High School), and
wife Gina of La Casa Community; a daughter, Brenda Eddleman
Bradford (RHS-1984) and husband Cody of La Casa Community; a
brother Jack Eddleman and wife Mary of Arlington; and 9 grand-
children and many nieces and nephews.
BROTHER: JACK EDDLEMAN went to be with Jesus on Nov. 12, 2007.
Interment was at Mount Zion Cemetery, Caddo.
Jack was born to Frank and Lela Eddleman on Jan. 18, 1941, in
Whitney. He moved to the family ranch in Ranger when he was 5
years old. Jack graduated in 1959 from Breckenridge High School,
where he met his wife of 48 years, Mary Lou Tiarks. They married
and moved to Fort Worth where he attended UTA nearby. He was a
successful salesman and real estate investor.
Jack was a dedicated man whose greatest joys were God, his love
for his family, friends, food, watching westerns, coin collecting
and spending time at the ranch with his family. He has been given
a higher calling to join the Lord in His Kingdom. He brought love,
smiles and joy to all of our lives. He will be loved and missed
by all of us.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and brother,
Don Eddleman. Survivors: His wife, Mary Lou Eddleman; children,
Stephen Lee Eddleman and daughter-in-law, Debbie Eddleman, Larry
Glenn Eddleman and daughter-in-law, Tiffany Eddleman, Jacqueline
Kay Eddleman-Browning and Robert Wayne Eddleman and daughter-in-
law, Tanya Eddleman; and grandchildren, Lance Glenn Eddleman,
Dresden Elizabeth Eddleman, Forrest Hunter Browning and Sierra