Lillie Ann Bagley is a native Texan who is known to her friends as Ann. Ann passed away on April 7, 2014. She was born in Dallas, Texas on January 4, 1932. The depression years were especially tough. When she was six years old, her father died. She helped raise her little brother while her mother worked. On August 3, 1950, she married Joseph A. Bagley, a WWII veteran who passed away in 2006. They had three children, Joseph Alexander Bagley, Gloria Bagley Munson, David Mitchell Bagley (deceased). Ann never graduated from college; although, a college education was extremely important to her. She worked while her younger brother attended university and later completed law school. She was the driving force in persuading all three of her children to earn degrees. She often boasts that between her offspring, there are six university degrees including two Masters' Degrees. One fall semester, she enrolled in an accounting class at Mountain View Junior College and gained enough knowledge and confidence to open Beamo Welding Co. with her husband in 1973. The business manufactured tools for the oil industry.Together, Ann and Joe traveled throughout the United States giving seminars for McGraw Hill Publishers about electron beam welding and other manufacturing devices. Aside from teaching many of the seminars herself, she co-authored several articles with her husband. When she wasn't presenting, writing, or administrating, Ann was active in the Grand Prairie Community. She joined Soroptimists, an organization for woman in management and served as both Vice President and President. She also became an active member of Colonial Dames (president), Magna Carta and Silver Platter. Her favorite organization was the Daughters of the American Revolution in which she served as regent from 1987 to 1989 and 1995-1996. Donations may be made to: Prairie Paws - Ref. Lillie Ann Bagley, 2222 W. Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie, TX 75052.