Lee L.C. Mansfield

GLEN ROSE Lee L.C. Mansfield, 80, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 in Glen Rose.

The funeral was 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 17 at Wiley Funeral Home.

Mansfield was buried at Squaw Creek Cemetery in Rainbow.

Mansfield was born Feb. 9, 1928 in Tucumcari, N.M. He married Wanda Lou Swaim, Jan. 11, 1947, in Granbury. After high school he attended Tarleton College for two years, got married, and from 1947-1974 worked as a switchman for the Santa Fe Railroad. While working for the railroad, he received his BS degree from TCU and his Masters Degree from University of Oklahoma. Later in life he earned his PhD in Geography from Northwestern University. He taught physical science in Granbury schools for about 10 years in the 1980s and then taught geography at Tarleton State University for about 5 years.

He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church. L.C. loved animals and was an avid gardener. He worked as an interpreter for Dinosaur Valley State Park and was a collector of fossils and minerals.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wanda Mansfield on Nov. 4, 2006; and daughter, Vickie Mansfield.

Survivors include children, Christy Lou Mansfield of Glen Rose; Brad Mansfield and wife, Melissa Aston Mansfield, of Burleson; grandchildren, Lauren, Sarah, Luke, Nicolas Roye, Austin Pippin; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Jere Mansfield, Doug Cain, James Cain; nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be sent to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Published Jan. 22, 2009

Glen Rose Reporter