Lura Allison Fagan

Posted: Thu 6:29 AM, Feb 28, 2013
December 17, 1916 - February 25, 2013

Lura Allison Fagan, 96, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 at her home in De Leon. Her memorial service will be Friday, March 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in De Leon. There will be a visitation after the service in Heritage Hall at the Church.

She was born December 17, 1916 at Selden in Erath County to Albert Tyler Allison and Carrie Ella Hollingsworth Allison, the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Stephenville High School and after marriage, attended college at Tarleton State, TWU, Sam Houston, and Texas A&M.

Lura married Joe Gail Fagan on February 22, 1934 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. They were both under aged to marry in Texas, so they eloped in an automobile borrowed from Joe's brother, Bruce, who also loaned them $20 for the trip. They returned to Stephenville and made their home there until Joe went to Texas A&M, graduating in 1942. After World War II they returned to A&M where Joe joined the faculty as the college's first golf coach. While there they began their family with the birth of two sons, Peter and Paul, and later their daughter, Patrice.

In 1965 they moved to Grand Prairie where Joe was the golf pro at the new city golf course. When Joe retired in 1973 they returned to Stephenville, where they lived until moving to Amarillo in 1980. They moved back to College Station in 1984, where they remained until moving in 2004 to their present home in De Leon.

Lura worked at different jobs as she followed Joe in his work and during the military, but her main calling in life was being a helpmate to Joe for 79 years, and as a mother to her three children and grandmother to her eleven grandchildren and too many great-grands to count. She loved to play bridge with friends as long as she was able and kept active by sewing and doing word puzzles and computer games up until her death. She was a member of the A&M United Methodist Church in College Station where she was active in the United Methodist Women's group.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and five sisters, two grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her husband, Joe; two sons, Peter and wife Susie, and Paul and his wife Susie II; and daughter, Patrice and husband James Morgan, all of De Leon.

Memorials may be made to your Church or the charity of your choice .
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