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Edwina Baggett Welch-Reagan

November 7, 2012

Edwina Baggett Welch-Reagan, 87, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the funeral home.

She was born May 31, 1925, four miles north of Temple, Texas. She married Thomas (Tommy) A. Welch on May 31, 1943, in Temple. Tommy died Aug. 18, 1971. She married Bascom (Backie) E. Reagan on Sept. 2, 1981. He died March 7, 1992.

Edwina graduated from Temple High School in 1942. She and Tommy moved to Big Spring on April 4, 1946. She assisted her husband in T.A. Welch Housemoving and Trucking, as well as several other small businesses. She worked part-time for Hughes Optical and had owned and operated rental property in Big Spring.

She was a longtime member of Airport Baptist Church and recently attended Berea Baptist Church. Edwina volunteered at the VA Medical Center, Hospice of the Southwest Inc., RSVP Senior Volunteer Program and the American Red Cross. She loved to travel and frequently traveled with RSVP Travelers and Bilbrey Tours.

Survivors include her son, Thomas A. Welch Jr. of Big Spring; daughters, Sharon Ann Fisher of Palestine and Debra Riddle and husband Phillip of San Antonio; a daughter-in-law, Susie Welch of Big Spring; stepbrother, A.N. Standard of Big Spring; sisters, Mary Sue Puckett of Belton, Pearl Faye Vance of Bedford, Texas, and Ola Mae Rutherford and husband Ralph of Somerset, Ken.; brother, Sam Baggett and wife Neva of Iowa Park, Texas; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-greatgranddaughters.

She is also survived by Backie's children, Danny Reagan, Coy Reagan, Eve Martin, Steve Reagan, Jim Reagan and their children.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Welch of Big Spring; mother, Jewel Dyess Baggett of Temple; father, Frank Baggett of Big Spring; son-in-law, Tony Fisher of Palestine, Texas; brothers, Marion Dean (Bubba) of Baytown, Texas, Howard Baggett of Lakeside City, Texas, Texas Baggett of Baytown, Pete Baggett of Baytown and Donald Baggett of Belton; and sisters, Vertie Ramirez of Temple and Louise Crawford of El Paso.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The Salvation Army, 811 W. Fifth St., Big Spring, Texas 79720; or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

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