Eugene "Gene" Dugger
DALHART - Eugene "Gene" Dugger, 89, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Christian Church with Barry Walker, minister of First Christian Church in Dalhart, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery by Horizon Funeral Home.
Mr. Dugger was born Dec. 22, 1913, in Amistad, N.M., to Steve and Myrtle Bell (Redman) Dugger. His family moved to Clayton, N.M., before moving to Dalhart in 1916.
Raised in Dalhart, Gene graduated from Dalhart High School and worked as a cowboy for many years before becoming a conductor for the Rock Island Railroad.
He married Bobbie Jean Isabell on Nov. 26, 1941. She died Jan. 26, 1980.
Gene married Jereldine Strother Goss on June 26, 1980, in Dalhart. "Jerrie" died Aug. 1, 2002.
Gene retired from the Rock Island Railroad, was an Elk (B.P.O.E.) and an active member of First Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wives; his parents; a son, Jimmie Dugger; a brother, Guy Dugger and two sisters, Vera Wilson and Jewel Neeley.
Survivors include two sisters, Ila Boydstun of Freeland, Wash., and Louise Miller of Prospect Heights, Ill.; a brother, Leland Dugger of Roswell, N.M.; a granddaughter, Dyanne Pritchett of Littleton, Colo.; a grandson, Jeffery Dugger of Evergreen, Colo.; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.