OBITUARY

Wilda L Stagner

October 17, 1923December 26, 2017
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Wilda Loree Stagner 1923 – 2017

Wilda Loree Stagner beloved mother, grandmother, sister-in-law and aunt, died peacefully at her home in Kingwood, Texas on December 26, 2017. She will be remembered for her love of life, her sense of humor and her love for her family and the church.

Wilda was born October 17, 1923 in Eden, Texas to Effie and Henry Bobo. She had an older brother Henry Jr. and a younger sister Peggy. She grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1941.

After high school, Wilda worked at Reese Air Force Base during World War II. After the war she enrolled at Texas Tech University where she met her husband to be Ellis Stagner. Wilda and Ellis were married in Lubbock on June 5, 1947. Wilda and Ellis moved around several times during the early years of their marriage. In 1950, while living in Lovington, New Mexico, their son Mike was born. In 1951, Wilda Ellis and Mike moved to Levelland, Texas, where they would live for the next 50 years.

In 1961, Wilda returned to Texas Tech University where she received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education. She started teaching school in the Levelland Independent School District in 1966 and in 1970 she started teaching senior English at Levelland High School. She retired in 1986.

Following the death of her husband Ellis in 2001, Wilda moved to Kingwood, Texas to be near her son Mike and his wife Debbie and especially her two grandchildren, Matt and Whitney.

Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother and sister, she is survived by her son, Mike Stagner; daughter-in-law, Debbie Stagner; and grandchildren, Matt and Whitney Stagner.

We also want to remember and thank the caregivers at Brookdale Senior Living who took care of Wilda during her stay there. They were truly a blessing for Wilda and her family.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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Lisa Blonquist

January 24, 2018

I'm sorry to hear of Wilda's passing. I volunteered with her at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble and she was a delight! She told me lots of stories about Lubbock and she always made me laugh. Sending my condolences and prayers to her family!

Linda Barnette

January 8, 2018

Mike I am so very sorry to hear about Wilda. Such memories I have of her and all the years growing up together. Remember when they made us take pictures every first day of school and we didn't want to?? She had a long life and I hope the last years were good. Prayers for you and the family.

Sally Adams O'Neal

January 5, 2018

I so fondly remember Mrs. Stagner, a wonderful teacher at LHS. She challenged us, inspired us and was always fair. She taught my Sunday School class at Cactus Drive Church of Christ and I always looked forward to that. Even after 46 years I can remember her asking her thinking questions, not even related to English. God Bless her family and know she touched so many.

Beth Helton Watkins

January 5, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She and Ellis were good friends of my parents and enjoyed many evenings of 42 or Pinochle together. She was a Bible class teacher and one of the best teachers I have ever had. I was thrilled when she became my Senior English teacher at LHS and it became my favorite class. I think of her often when something triggers a memory. Prayers for Mike and his family as they face the next few months.
Wishing you peace and comfort.

Beth Helton Watkins

Rena Parham Dill

January 4, 2018

My prayers are with Mike and his family during this time of loss. Wilda and Ellis were very good friends of my parents, JD & Audrey Parham. Our house was behind the Stagner house when they lived on Hickory Street. Mike, I used to babysit you when we lived there. I would walk through our back yards to get to your house. I know you and your family will miss your Mother. She was a sweet lady. Blessings, Rena Parham Dill

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