INEZ HARRELL BOURDEAU, 86, passed away on
Nov. 19, 2006 in Ranger, TX, with burial in
Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger.
Inez was born on May 9, 1920 in Ranger, TX, to
Robert Emil & Ida Frances (Vaughn) Harrell. She
grew up in Ranger and graduated from Ranger High
School. She married William "Bill" Bourdeau (RHS-
1936) in June of 1958 in Ranger and he preceded
her in death on Jan. 23, 2004.
Inez joined the staff of the Eastland National
Bank as a teller in 1952 and advanced to assistant
cashier, assumed the duties of assistant cashier
and executive secretary in 1955. In 1970, she was
named assistant vice-president and head of the new
special services and women's department of the bank.
She was promoted to the position of vice president
in 1974. She was previously associated with a chain
of newspapers where she held various positions in
the business office and editorial departments. She
was advertising manager for the Breckenridge American
for six years, just prior to her association with
the bank. Inez was very active in the Abilene Chapter
of the American Institute of Banking, National
Association of Bank Women, Newest Group in Abilene,
Civic League and Garden Club of Eastland, Thursday
Afternoon Club, Junior Past President of the Eastland
Music Study Club, and Trustee for the Centennial
Memorial Library Board. She was also associated with
the American Heart Association, and American Red Cross.
A member of the Ranger Chapter Order of the Eastern
Star #275, where she served two terms as Worthy Matron.
She also served as Deputy Grand Matron of the Grand
Chapter of Texas, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter
member of the Texas Preceptor Epsilon Beta Chapter of
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority of Ranger. She was a member
of the First Baptist Church of Ranger.
Inez is survived by: a son, William (Billy) Harrell of
Crawley, TX; a daughter, Suzette Aliceanne Cozad of
Huntington, IN; a sister, Lorene Harrell Oliver (RHS-
1933) of Ranger; and niece, Dorothy Ann Oliver
Fisher (RHS-1967) of Ranger.