Wilma G. Lane
1920 - 2008
Wilma G. Lane, 87, of Port Arthur, died Monday, August 3, 2008.
The graveside service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 7, 2008, at the Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park. Interment will follow under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
A daughter of the late Samuel Richard and Maude (Gossett) Lawhon, she was born October 19, 1920, in Paducah. A 1940 graduate of Paducah High School, she worked for M. E. Moses Variety Store after graduation and at the court house as a clerk. She then moved to Fort Worth and took a job as a manager of the shipping department at Ellis Pecan Company. After the war ended, she married her sweetheart, L. J. Lane, who had just returned from duty overseas. They married on September 11, 1946. They then bought a farm in the Wichita Valley Farms, where they grew cotton and wheat and raised cattle and chickens. At one time, she had over 100 laying hens. She loved to garden every year and always canned fresh vegetables. She and Mr. Lane also worked for Levi Strauss, while carrying on their farm duties. She also sold Avon products and was in the President Award Campaigns several times for being the top sales representative. She retired from Avon, after twenty years and began cooking for the Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Iowa Park. She did this for nine years and truly enjoyed it. After Mr. Lane’s passing in July of 1988, she sold the farm and moved to Port Arthur with her daughter and family, where she resided until her death. Her hobbies were cooking, football games, especially when the Hawks won State in 1970 and 1971. She remained an avid Dallas Cowboys fan throughout the years. She also loved playing dominoes, reading and fishing with her son-in-law.
Mrs. Lane was also preceded in death by her brothers, Raymond Lawhon of Wichita Falls; Les Lawhon of Burkburnett; and two sisters, Jewel and Jessie Lawhon of Fort Worth.
Survivors include her daughter, Lana Snyder and husband Wayne of Port Arthur; granddaughter, Laci Gossett and husband, Danny of Port Arthur; and sister, Lorena Brooks of Arlington.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.