RIO GRANDE CITY-WILMA JEAN WALKER LAGRANGE beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, died peacefully on December 1, 2018, with her husband of 73 years by her side. She was born on March 22, 1925, in Hanover, Indiana on the banks of the Ohio River. Wilma was born to the late James Leonard Walker and Clara Jones Walker. She married the love of her life, Boone LaGrange and moved to the Rio Grande Valley in the late 1940s where they built their lives around farming, church, civic participation, and their three children. She was involved in Starr County 4-H home economics, Starr County Hospital Auxiliary, P.E.O. Chapter EY, and the Rio Grande Chapter of DAR. Wilma was a popular book reviewer for local clubs, church organist and choir director, one of the founding members of St. John United Methodist Church, lay delegate to the Methodist Annual Conference, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher for over 60 years, church Administrative Board Treasurer, writer and publisher of the St. John United Methodist Church newsletter up until October 2018, and former President of United Methodist Women.
Whether at home or church or the community, her quick wit and spunk were hard to miss, and she will be greatly missed.
Wilma is survived by her husband Boone, daughter Linda LaGrange and her husband Wayne Bingham of Ledoux, NM, son David LaGrange and his wife Claudia of Surprise, AZ, daughter Druanne Duck and her husband Tom of Sharyland, TX; grandchildren Randy (Holly) LaGrange, Cari Murphy, Jennifer (John) Davenport, Caitlyn (Steve) Seibenmorgen, and Cameron Duck; great-grandchildren Taylor Murphy, Grayson and Reilly LaGrange, Ellie, Reagan, and Garrett Davenport, and Piper and Lincoln Siebenmorgen.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm Friday, December 7, 2018, at Sanchez Funeral Home. Funeral will be held at 11 am, Saturday, December 8, 2018, at St. John United Methodist Church in Rio Grande City, Texas, burial to follow at the St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to St. John United Methodist Church, 109 N. FM 3167, Rio Grande City, TX 78582.