Marietta L. Ragsdale

December 22, 1920December 29, 2011

Ragsdale, Marietta Lucas Marietta Lucas Ragsdale was born December 22, 1920 in Grand Prairie, Texas and was received into God's arms on December 29, 2011. Marietta was a descendant of a proud Texas family who came to Texas in the mid 1840's. Marietta worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and was one of the first women to be promoted to manager. Upon her marriage to Clarence Ragsdale, they retired to Marshfield, Missouri, his hometown. Following his death she returned to Dallas. She worked as a realtor with Matisse Realtors until she retired at the age of 85. Marietta was a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association and the Assistance League of Dallas. Marietta is preceded in death by her father Henry J. Lucas and mother Anna Lucas, sisters; Eunice Harris, Juanita Baldwin and Louse Lucas and brothers; Guy Lucas, James Conroy (Mike) Lucas and Reed Lucas. Marietta is survived by her nieces Delores Fields of Denver and nephew John Hall and wife Edith of Tucson as well as many great nieces and nephews including special grand nephew and caregiver, Olaf Harris and her "adopted family" Chris Kouvelis, Larry Golden, Nancy Ferguson, John Herron, Jay Evans and Rev. John Evans who loved her dearly. Visitation will be Monday, January 2, 2012, from 6-8pm. Service will be January 3, 2012, 2PM, Oak Lawn United Methodist Church. In lieu of flow-ers, please make donations to Oak Lawn United Methodist Church in Dallas. Arrangements by: Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth Street, Grand Prairie, Texas.


  • Visitation

    Monday, January 2, 2012

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012


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Barbara Kephart

January 12, 2012

Olaf, Marietta was our special girl. We loved her spark and quick wit and willingness to overcome all odds. We will always love and miss her. Thank you for taking such good care of her. She has now found her reward in heaven.
Gunnar and Barbara Kephart

Phillip & Edwina Ragsdale

January 2, 2012



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