|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1906|
|Death: ||Oct., 1987|
"Page Pioneer" Inez Lucas, her husband, Tex Lucas, and children, Clora "Ann" Lucas Jurajda, Page High School Class of 1960, and Larry Lucas '62, helped to birth "America's Last Frontier" -- Page, Arizona.
In 1956, Tex accepted an invitation to help a friend move to Flagstaff, Arizona; while there, he was recruited to manage a new Texaco gas station on the far eastern side of Ash Fork, Arizona. Tex brought Inez from Dalhart, TX, to Ash Fork, where she found a job operating the 19-room McCoy Motel on Route 66.
In August or September 1958, Inez and their children, Ann '60 & Larry '62, joined Tex and arrived in Page for the 1958-59 school year. During the six-month BIG STRIKE in Page (July 1, 1959 - CHRISTmas Eve 1959), the Lucas family moved to Flagstaff, AZ for the summer (June-August 1959). From there, they moved to Farmington, NM, for 3-4 mos. (Aug-Nov 1959) with Frazier-Davis, who were building a bridge there. From Nov 1959-May 1960, the Lucas family lived in Wellington, TX, where Tex managed/owned Mormon's Minerals (livestock feed & minerals), and that is where Ann Lucas '60 graduated from high school. The family moved back to Dalhart, TX, after Ann graduated. Inez' parents were old and feeble and she needed to return to Dalhart to care for them. Tex and Inez decided to separate, and he returned to Page in 1960. Inez, Ann & Larry didn't return to Arizona after that except for visits with Tex. Tex returned to Dalhart, TX, to visit every 3-4 months.
Tex told me that his wife, Nancy "Inez" Wilson Lucas, was originally from Spearman, Hansford County, TX. (The internet has her birthplace as Cooke County, TX.) She and Gerald Corwin "Tex" Lucas were married the day after his 20th birthday -- July 14, 1938.
They met after a land company built a hotel 30 miles from Dalhart, TX, from where they sold land to prospective customers who were housed in their hotel. When they finished selling all the land and the wind started blowing (sand hills 15 feet high in places), the people who had bought the land left the area in droves.
Inez' family lived in the abandoned hotel, and Tex' family rented an experimental farm a half mile away.
Inez died in October, 1987, at age 80 yrs, 10 mos, in Dalhart, TX.
Charles Oliver Wilson (1877 - 1951)
Sallie Ann Waide Wilson (1882 - 1964)
Gerald Corwin Lucas (1918 - 2014)
Clora Ann Lucas Jurajda (1940 - 1999)*
Robert Sevier Wilson (1901 - 1978)*
Eura Mae Wilson Reid (1903 - 1986)*
Odos Charles Wilson (1905 - 1960)*
Nancy Wilson Lucas (1906 - 1987)
Leo Wilson (1908 - 1993)*
Jerry Bert Wilson (1913 - 1987)*
Ouida Wilson (1916 - 1916)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
Plot: SW Section, Block 4, NW Quarter, Space 1
Created by: Donna Bloxton "Jesus Gir...
Record added: Jan 23, 2013
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