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Eloise Lane ’39

Eloise Lane ’39, passed away July 7, in Pampa. She taught for three years at McLean, two years at Spring Creek, and 36 years in Pampa at Pampa Junior High School, Sam Houston and Baker Elementary Schools. She was a pianist for nine years and organist for 27 years at First Baptist Church. She also gave private piano and organ lessons for many years until her retirement. After retirement she became involved in researching and recording Gray County history. She was a docent of the White Deer Land Museum, and wrote many “Museum Momentos” and a number of pamphlets for the museum. She was co-editor of Gray County Heritage that was published in 1985, assisted with the video Gray County Adventure produced in 1994, and wrote articles for Focus Magazine. She was presented with the Award of Merit in Historic Preservation from the Texas Historical Commission in 1992, was named as honorarium as “Historian of Pampa and Gray County, Texas,” and was inducted into the Pampa Harvester Hall of Fame in 2002. Eloise was a member of the Pampa Retired Teachers Association, Gray County Historical Commission, El Progresso Club, Pampa Book Club, First Baptist Church and many other organizations.