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Bessie Lee Ragsdale Huyser

  • Birth 16 Feb 1912 Mobeetie, Wheeler County, Texas, USA
  • Death 1 Apr 1996 Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Buried at sea in Newport, Oregon
  • Memorial ID 43583948

My Great Aunt. Daughter of Okey Ragsdale & Alice Calista Tousley; granddaughter of James Madison & Susannah (Wiley) Ragsdale and Joseph C. & Harriet Bender (Gerst) Tousley.

6th great-granddaughter of Godfrey I and Mary Ragsdale.

Married 1) Bradford Newell, 1929, they divorced. One child.

Married 2) Leonard William Huyser, at Galloway Ranch, Ouray, Ouray Co., CO.

Aunt Bessie was a gem and wrote of her growing up years with all the traveling the family did. It is a treasure of information of the life and times of the Ragsdale's.

She lived 84 years, 1 month, 16 days before the Lord called and she answered.

Many thanks to granddaughter, Laura Lenée, for burial information.



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  • Added: 27 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43583948
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Lee Ragsdale Huyser (16 Feb 1912–1 Apr 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43583948, ; Maintained by Arleta (contributor 46898856) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Buried at sea in Newport, Oregon.