Austin resident Rush Adams Bagwell died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 89.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta with Father Tom Seibert officiating. Entombment will follow at Mesa View Cemetery.
Mr. Bagwell was born in Santa Rita, N.M., May 2, 1925, to Rush and Maude (Mattocks) Bagwell. He attended elementary school in Silver City and Santa Rita and graduated from Hurley High School in 1943.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Pearl Harbor.
Following his discharge from the Navy, Mr. Bagwell returned to New Mexico and married Clarice York on Aug. 29, 1947, in Santa Rita. The couple lived in Denver and Steamboat Springs before retiring in Austin.
Mr. Bagwell enjoyed being with his family, sports, horses and the cowboy lifestyle.
He is survived by his wife, Clarice Bagwell of Austin; two sons, Brett Bagwell and Brian (Ann) Bagwell; two grandchildren, Travis (Deja) and Courtney (Chris); and three great-grandchildren, Jersey, Hunter and Brodie.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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