EDWARD LEE WALLACE, 85 passed away peacefully
Nov. 30, 2021 at his son's home in Granbury, TX,
with burial in the family cemetery on his beloved
homestead Indian Creek Pond, south of Strawn, TX.
He was born Dec. 17, 1935 and was raised in Ranger,
TX. Edward attended Ranger High School in the Class
of 1954. He was a welder and construction engineer
for several oil and gas companies for many years of
his life, traveling to many countries before retiring
to Strawn, TX where he settled in his later years with
his wife of 38 years, Carol Sue Wallace before her
passing in 2008.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie
Edward & Grace Edna of Ranger.
Edward is survived by his children, Belinda Morgan
and husband Steven of Eastland, TX, Caren Alvis and
husband, James of Springtown, TX, Hank Morgan (RHS-
1982) & wife, Bridget of Granbury, TX, Bobby Wallace
of Graham, TX, Joanna Barron (RHS-1994) and husband,
Jeremy (RHS-1993) of Weatherford, TX and adopted son,
Col David Lujan and wife, Michel of Smithville, VA.
He had 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
WIFE: CAROL SUE MERRITT WALLACE, 62, went
home to be with our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ
on Dec. 7, 2008 at home on Indian Creek Pond.
Carol was born Jan. 15th, 1946 in Waco, TX to
Minnie Lenora & Raymond Edward Merritt. Carol
was five years old when her mother married James
Dillard Mordecai who she knew as her father.
In 1970, she married Edward Lee Wallace (RHS-1954)
of Ranger, TX. Together they raised three children,
Caren, Hank and Joanna along with an "adopted" son
Colonel David A. Lujan.
Carol lived a simple life full of compassion and
kindness. She was always willing to help others in
any way she could. She loved life and she genuinely
loved people; she honestly never met a stranger.
Early in her life she traveled and lived in South
America and many different parts of the U.S. She
then moved back to Texas, settling with her family
in Ranger, where she loved babysitting a host of
young Ranger children and leading a full life as a
Girl Scout leader, 4-H leader for Eastland County
and as a wife and wonderful mother before moving to
Indian Creek Pond near Strawn, TX. As a home health
care worker she provided loving care to several
people in and around Ranger during their final days,
including her own mother and mother-in-law. The
compassion and wisdom she passed on to her children
enabled them to care for her in the same fashion.
In her years at Indian Creek Pond she enjoyed her
herb garden, trying new recipes to share with family
and friends and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was a grandmother who did things with her grand-
children, not just for them. Her grandchildren feel
blessed to have had a grandmother who took them
camping, on trips, built forts with them and loved
them as much as she did.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Her survivors include: her husband Eddy Wallace,
children, Caren Alvis & husband James, Hank Morgan
(RHS-1982) & wife Mimi Henderson Morgan (RHS-1977),
Joanna Barron (RHS-1994) and husband Jeremy (RHS-
1993), Colonel David Lujan and wife Michelle. Ten
grandchildren, Matthew Morgan and wife Tonya, Gage
Grogan, Laura Lee Grogan, Krysten Morgan, Andrew
Alvis, Macgregor, Sawyer, Oliver and Harper Grace
Barron, Bridget Lujan and one great-granddaughter
Breanna Nicole Morgan. Father James Mordecai, one
sister Pat Carlile and two brothers, Raymond Merritt
and Guy Mordecai and an extended family too numerous
MOTHER: GRACE SINGLETON WALLACE, 98,
of Ranger, TX passed away on Jan. 25, 2008 at her
son's home, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in
Grace was born on Jan. 26, 1909 in Young County
to Edward Rutledge & Lou Ella (Luman) Singleton.
She was a graduate of Woodson High School to the
11th grade and Breckenridge High School to finish
the 12th grade and she attended Business College.
Grace married Lonnie E. "Shorty" Wallace in Sept.
of 1928 in Breckenridge TX, and he preceded her
in death on May 4, 1978. She worked for many years
at Greer's Western Store, ran the Lone Star Chicken
Inn, worked for Tommy's Grocery and for Mary Huling
in her fabric store. She loved to oil paint deer
and nature scenery, as well as many other outdoor
Grace was a faithful member of the Mesquite and Rusk
St. Church of Christ for 70 years and was dearly
loved by her church family. The last few months of
her life she looked forward to Don Adams bringing
communion to her.
Grace was the last of her generation in the Wallace
and Singleton Family. She was preceded in death by
four brothers and one sister.
She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother & had many many friends. Grace
passed away one day before her 99th birthday.
At the time of her death, Grace was survived by her
daughter Christene (RHS-1946) Ready of Ranger, a son
Eddy Wallace (RHS-1954) and his wife Carol of Strawn.
Grandchildren; Leta Guest and husband Richard of Fort
Worth, Belinda Morgan and husband Tim of Eastland,
Bobbie Wallace of Gordon, Joanna Barron and husband
Jeremy of Ranger, step-granchildren Caren Alvis and
James of Springtown and Hank Morgan (RHS-1982) & wife
Mimi Henderson Morgan (RHS-1977) of Ranger, great-
grandchildren Christopater Alford, Ashley & Brittany
Sharp, Orin Mallory, McGregor, Sawyer, and Oliver
Barron, step-great-grandchildren Matthew Morgan and
wife Tonya, Kristen Morgan, Gage and Lee Grogan and
Andrew Alvis. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and other
extended family and friends.