Sarah Lucille Henderson Oglesby

Sarah Lucille Henderson Oglesby

December 16, 1921 - December 21, 2017

Sarah Lucille Henderson Oglesby, age 96 of San Marcos, TX, passed away, peacefully surrounded by her daughters,  in San Marcos, TX  on Dec. 21, 2017.

Lucille was born Dec. 16, 1921, at her home near Slocum, TX.  She enjoyed growing up in a large family with lots of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents nearby. She attended and graduated from Slocum High School in 1940. She married the late James Marshall Oglesby, Jan. 1946, and they lived and raised their family in West Columbia, TX. In 2001, Lucille moved to San Marcos, TX in 2004, where she lived the remainder of her life.  

Lucille had a strong faith in God and was an active member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia when she lived there.  She loved traveling and often went on trips with her FBC friends. Other churches she was a member of were First Baptist of Sudan and First Baptist of San Marcos Texas. She also enjoyed sewing for her family, Bible study, and gospel music.  She could often be heard singing her favorite hymns.  

Lucille enjoyed years of working. Some of her employment included working as a telephone operator for the Garrison Telephone Company, achieving Avon’s highest award by selling cosmetics, working in sales at Brockman’s Department Store, and Chesney’s Jewelry Store. She officially retired from Tenneco at the age of 65 but continued to work part time until the age of 75 because she loved working and loved people.  

Lucille is survived by her three daughters, who were the love of her life, and their husbands; Patsy and Larry MacLean of St Petersburg, FL; Marsha and Dalton Gilliam of San Marcos, TX; and Joyce and Robert Roecker of Lubbock, TX; five grandchildren, Jerrod Ward  (Fionnuala)  of Houston; Kevin Gilliam (Bronwyn)  of Lorena; Nathan Gilliam (Jessica)  of Lewisville; Jennifer Finkner (Mark)  of Lubbock, TX; and Jessica Simpson (Kevin)  of Lubbock; eleven greatgrandchildren; and one sister Geraldine Frazee of Dayton,  OH. In addition to her parents, James Nathaniel and Ida Elvada Langston Henderson, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall; one grandson, Cody Ward; and six brothers,  Allen, Anion,  Marvin, Elvin, Lavoice, and Jerry Henderson.

A Celebration Of Life for Lucille Oglesby will be held on Saturday,  Dec. 23, 2017, at 2 p.m. at  Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia, Texas.  A private burial for the family will preceed the service.

To celebrate and honor Lucille’s Christian faith memorial donations may be made to the church or hospice of your choice.

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