October 7, 1941 - August 9, 2012
Early Thursday morning, August 9,
2012, a new angel winged her way
to Heaven. Nancy Ray (Baumgard-
ner) Sorrells passed away in her
sleep at the Emeritus at Farmers
Branch assisted living facility after a long battle with dementia that resulted from a brain aneurism in 1998.
Nancy was born on October 7, 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Ray
and Doris Baumgardner. Ray was
an Army Air Force flight instructor with Spartan who trained pilots during WWII. Doris Baumgardner was a registered nurse. The family moved to Fort Stockton, Texas and Ray started an aviation service.
Nancy grew up in Fort Stockton
and graduated from FS High School
in 1960. Nancy met Ralph Sorrells
while attending Texas Tech Univer-
sity in Lubbock, Texas and they
were married on March 28th, 1964
in Fort Stockton, Texas. Nancy
taught English and Spanish at
Ropesville High School to maintain
their small house and help pay Ralph
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