August 27, 1927 – November 1, 2019
Stella Bagwell McMahon, 92, of Dallas, Texas passed away on November 1, 2019. She was born in Eastland, Texas on August 27, 1927. Stella Lydia Valles graduated from Dallas Nursing Academy and received a registered nursing degree RN. Stella married James Richard McMahon on October 10, 1996 and Doyle Bagwell Sr. on March 12, 1952. Both husbands preceded her in death. Stella had a career in nursing as a registered nurse for St. Paul Hospital in Dallas, Tx. She was a member of the American Nurses Association . Stella raised her children with Christian principles and loved motion picture films. Stella was survived by her children; Doyle Bagwell Jr. (Eliana), Edward Bagwell John Bagwell (Roxanne ) and Mary Pettyjohn (Kris); Grandchildren Tony Bagwell (Chris), Sarah Betts (Rob), Elizabeth Bagwell, Joshua Bagwell, Brandon Pettyjohn (Natalie) and Kristina Hernandez Lopez (Ivan); Great grandchildren, Cody Bagwell, Maisy and Rex Pettyjohn; sisters, Alice Schmelzer, Margaret Ramos, and brother, Robert Valles. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul Bagwell and brothers, Oscar Valles and Tony Valles. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., November 7, 2019 at Mary Immaculate Church, 2800 Valwood Parkway, Farmers Branch, Tx 75234. Stella was a guardian angel to us all performing miracles for each of us along the way. Her sense of dignity and set of values were beautiful examples of her devotion to her faith, family and friends. She will be forever in our hearts. She was an inspiration to everyone and with her smile forever remembered. In lieu of flowers, charitable gifts can be made to the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children Hospital, American Cancer Society or the Ronald McDonald House.