Frances M. Bagwell
Frances Merle Bagwell, 92, of Benson passed away peacefully in Benson, Arizona, on February 1, 2013 after a short illness. Born on July 9, 1920, in Orosi, California, she was the daughter of Oliver Earl and Myrtle Belle (Hill) Ferguson, Her family moved to the Brownwood, Texas area in 1928 where she was reared. She graduated from Howard Payne University. She taught elementary school in Hatch and Lordsburg, New Mexico, and was a long time teacher at Sarah Marley and Clawson Schools in Douglas, Arizona, retiring in 1983. She moved to Benson in 1984.