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Eldon Hager died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at age 65 of lung cancer at his home in Willow Park. Celebration of life: will be held Saturday, Oct. 5. Eldon graduated from Texas Wesleyan University and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Eldon was born in Gentryville, Mo. He spent the greater part of his adult life working, successfully, with programs for the poor and displaced. He began his career as the social action director of Catholic Charities for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. He went on to work for the International Catholic Migration Commission and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He lived and worked, often accompanied by his wife, throughout much of Asia and Africa -- Pakistan, Thailand, Burundi, Angola, Cambodia, Kenya, etc. He was happy in his life and work. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss. Survivors: His wife, Cynthia; mother, Andree Hager; sister, Greta Mankins; and other loving family and friends.
Published in Star-Telegram from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2013
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