Roselle Nicholson Waggoner

Roselle WaggonerEASTLAND – Roselle Nicholson Waggoner, age 94, went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 12, 2017. Visitation for Roselle will be 10 to 12 am Thursday, June 15th with the funeral service to follow at 2 pm at the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, 411 S. Mulberry, Eastland, TX. Burial will be at Merriman Cemetery, Ranger TX.

Roselle was born September 22, 1922 in Okemah, OK to George Dallas and Esther Haggerty Nicholson. She graduated from Ranger High School and attended classes at Angelo State University. She married Buford Waggoner, July 21, 1940 in Ranger, TX. Soon after marriage, Buford went to serve his country during WWII. Roselle moved to Dallas to help out while he was away. She went to work at the Chance Vought Aircraft plant as a “Rosie the Riveter” achieving the rank of Crew Chief. After the war when her husband returned home, Roselle settled into the life of a homemaker and mother. In her spare time, Roselle was an avid golfer and bridge player. She is a founding member of the San Angelo Women’s Golf Association.

Roselle was preceded in death by her husband and a sister Druanne Townzen. She is survived by her sons; Richard of Rowena, TX, Alan and wife Lois of Hubbard, TX, daughter, Susan Clark and husband Larry of San Angelo, brother, Lynn Nicholson and wife Beverly of Eastland. She is also survived by 5 granddaughters; Michelle Lynn Waggoner Boyd (Joe), Leslie Waggoner Hayes (Lex), Christy Waggoner DeLeon (Trent), Lacy Kathryn Clark and Mary Megan Clark, and 4 great-grandchildren; Cody Hayes, Cooper Hayes, Rylie DeLeon, and Jake DeLeon.

Donations can be made to the Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford ST, Abilene, TX 79605 or to the Merriman Cemetery Association, PO Box 99, Ranger, TX 76470. Online condolences can be made at