Ranger Exes Memorial - Others

Carol Sue Wallace 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 to count.