Wilda L. Stagner
Wilda L. Stagner
  • October 17, 1923 - December 26, 2017
  • Kingwood, Texas

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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.