Former valley resident Edwyna Byrl Pugh Bagwell, 94, died Aug. 22 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her family provided the following.
Born July 11, 1926, in Graham, Texas, to Alex and Winnie (Lisle) Pugh, Edwyna grew up in various Phillips Oil company towns, graduating from high school in Phillips, Texas.
She received a business administration degree from West Texas State College, where she met her future husband, J.A. “Jim” Bagwell. They eloped and were married for 73 years. They ranched in New Mexico and the San Luis Valley in Colorado.
In 1971 they bought what became the SR KOA Kampground east of Moran. They ran that for 21 years, making many dear friends in the Jackson Hole area. They retired to Poncha Springs, Colorado, and finally moved to The Bridge in Colorado Springs.
Edwyna was a smart, independent, and fun-loving woman and a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband, J.A.; her three daughters, Mary Lynn (Glen) Stillings, Karen (Mark Holdrege) Bagwell and Barbara Bagwell; her granddaughter Carol Stillings; her first cousins Sandra White, Janice Keeth, George F. Lisle and Glen Lisle Jr.; sister-in-law LaTrelle Bagwell; brother-in-law Robert Bagwell; and nieces, nephews, and numerous distant cousins. She is predeceased by her sister Hallie Wanda Williams and her grandson Brian Stillings.
Cards may be sent to J.A. c/o Carol Stillings, 5606 Oro Grande Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. Memorial contributions may be made to Gooseneck Cemetery, P.O. Box 403, Newcastle, TX 76372, or Feeding America, FeedingAmerica.org.
Edwyna was buried in Dimmitt, Texas, J.A.’s hometown, on Aug. 29.