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Massengale Massengale Ser vices for Lorene Harrell Baggett Massengale, 89, of the Tracy community will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Rockdale w ith Rev. Anne Matthews of ficiating.

Mrs. Massengale died Friday, Jan. 29, at her daughter’s home in Bryan.

She was born Oct. 9, 1920, in Lufkin to Lelia and Doyle Harrell.

She married Elmo B. “Stack” Baggett in 1943 and married Col. H.W. Massengale in 1976.

Mrs. Massengale was a lab and X-ray technician at Richards Clinic and Hospital, retiring in 1969. She also worked the family ranch in Tracy.

She enjoyed traveling, hunting and sewing and she was an avid University of Texas football fan.

Mrs. Massengale was preceded in death by her husband, Stack Baggett, in 1971; by her husband, Col. Massengale, in 2009; by her parents; and two brothers, Ford and Bayne.

Survivors are a daughter, Nancy Baggett Coleman of Bryan; a stepson, Lt. Col. Mike and Shari Massengale of Fredericksburg; a stepdaughter, Douglas and Patricia Caroom of Austin; a sister, Frances Collins of Dallas; and 11 grandchildren, Tracy Thatcher of Bryan, Holly Bacon and husband John of Austin, Kyle Williams of Dallas, Michael Massengale of Houston, Matt Massengale and wife Erin of Boulder, Colorado, Ben Massengale and Meagan Massengale, both of Fredericksburg, Lt. Col. Cameron Caroom and wife Molly of Germany, Dr. Cyrus Caroom and wife Jessica of Temple, Catherine Caroom and Carter Caroom, both of Austin; also, nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Williams, John Bacon, Mike Massengale, Michael Massengale, Cyrus Caroom and Carter Caroom.

Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, PO Box 1048, Rockdale, TX 76567; or the American Cancer Society, c/o Gaye Bland, PO Box 1630, Rockdale, TX 76567.


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