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C.A. Ragland


1913 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
C.A. Ragland, age 96, passed away in San Jon, NM, on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.
C.A. Ragland was born May 30, 1913, in Artesia, NM, to Clark Asher and Florence Ragland, being the 6th of 8 children.
He married Bertie Marie Flint on January 2, 1932. Before returning to his area to farm and ranch, he was a civilian iron worker for the U.S. Navy during World War II. He and Bertie moved back and forth across the country many times during those years. They lived a Conchas and he helped construct the Conchas Dam working in the Power House. After returning to this area, he and Bertie farmed and ranched for many years at their farm and ranch where everyone remembers them living at. He became a Christian in 1946 and made it his mission in life to share the love and saving grace of Jesus with everyone.
He and Bertie drove the school bus for many years caring for the 29 kids that stayed with them at one time or another. Their bus kids were considered family as well and truly loved and card for.
C. A. was preceded in death by his wife, Bertie, in 2006; by his parents, Clark and Florence Ragland; by brothers, Bill, Loyd, and Ernest Lee Ragland; by sisters, Gladys Ragland, Mona Mae Hill, Ruth Carrol, and Ernestine Carter, and by grandson, Harrell Wayne Fulcher.
Surviving C. A. is his daughter, Dianne Holman; grandsons, Matt and Max Holman; daughter, Patsy Urbin and husband, Bill; grandson, Jimmy Urban and wife, Brenda and their children, Colter and Chrysa.
Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 PM in the Assembly of God Church of San Jon with interment in the San Jon Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari, NM, 575 461-3815.
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