Mrs. Clara LaGow Doyle

clara doyle

January 17, 1932 ~ March 27, 2024

Born in: San Saba, TX
Resided in: Waxahachie, TX

Mrs. Clara LaGow Doyle, 92, of Waxahachie, formerly of Arlington, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Visitation will be at Wade Funeral Home, Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 9:30, the Funeral service will immediately follow visitation. Hospice Chaplin, Jerry Bloomfield will be officiating the service.

Clara was born January 17, 1932 in San Saba, Texas, to Homer and Donnie LaGow.
She graduated third in her class at San Saba High School where she was the Drum Majorette.
In 1951, Clara worked for Convair Aircraft in Fort Worth, Texas. At that time Convair was building the B-36 Peacemaker Strategic Bomber. While employed at Convair, she met Arthur Wallace Doyle. They were married from January 17, 1953 until April 2019 (66 years), when Wallace passed away.
Clara and Wallace moved to Arlington, where they raised three children: Doug, Suzanne, and Don. Clara was employed by the City of Grand Prairie, as a secretary at the city library; from which she retired.

Things Clara enjoyed were caring for family and being a homemaker: Cooking, sewing, nurturing her children and grandchildren.
She was a long-time member of Highland Baptist church. Clara’s faith was very important to her. She loved reading her Bible, and listening to gospel music, especially Gaither homecoming songs.

Clara was preceded in death by her husband Wallace, son Doug, her parents Homer and Donnie LaGow, and brother Doyle LaGow.
Clara is survived by her children: Jim and wife Leslie Key of Arizona; Sharon Doyle of Texas; Suzanne and husband Lee McClelland of Texas; Don Doyle and wife Christy of Texas.
Clara has 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sisters: Bonnie Watson, Golda Whitworth, Linda LaGow, and Jo Gast.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Bristol Pathways Hospice of Waxahachie for their loving kindness and care of Clara during her struggle with Dementia and her recent stroke. Thank you, Stephanie, Jennifer, Mary and Chaplain Jerry. This medical team loved Clara and were a blessing to our family. Also, we want to thank others who went above and beyond to love and care for our mother: Blossom, Amanda, and Shirl.

Services

Public Visitation: April 2, 2024 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Wade Chapel
4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
Arlington, TX 76013

(817) 274-9233

Funeral Service: April 2, 2024 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Wade Chapel
4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
Arlington, TX 76013

(817) 274-9233

Graveside Service: April 3, 2024 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas , TX 75211


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  1. Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “Jesus plainly told her: I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.


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