LYLE HALEY MACE, 92, died on May 30, 2006,
with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX.
Mr. Mace was born Aug. 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 in
the Class of 1932.
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 & 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
Co. 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, Maydell Mace Roquemore
(RHS-1938) 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).