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Our Chapter History

 

The Texas Bluebonnet Chapter, named for the Texas State Flower, was organized on December 6, 1968, in the Grand Prairie Memorial Library; Mrs. A. Frank Bodkin, Organizing Regent, presided.  Mrs. Buck Wynne Wooley, Texas State Regent, served as Installing Officer.  Mrs. Wooley and Miss Marion Day Mullins, Texas State Parliamentarian, helped to organize our Chapter.

The 13 organizing members were:  Mmes. Myron Bethard, A. Frank Bodkin, Cloyd B. Caswell, A. James Cotten, F. Martel Gilpin, Stanley H. Graves, Earl Heavrin, Mary Wheeler Jones Sanderson, Fred S. Lambright, Chalmer N. Patterson, Sherwood V. Roark, Lloyd W. Smith, and Miss Fannie May Sadler.

During the first year, Mmes. Sam Davis, Thomas D. Easley, Neville E. Hall, James O. Woodman and Mike Young were accepted by the National Society, making our charter membership 18. 

Past Regents

*Mrs. A. Frank Bodkin   

1968 - 1970

  Mrs. Lyndel Q. Rankin   

1985 - 1987

*Mrs. Sam Davis       

1970 1971

  Mrs. Joseph A. Bagley    

1987 - 1989

*Mrs. Neville E. Hall     

1971 - 1972

  Mrs. Hobbs Williams    

1989 - 1991

Mrs. Lloyd W. Smith     

1972 - 1973

  *Mrs. Vyrle C. Roe      

1991 - 1993

Mrs. Jap Schwartz

1973 - 1974

  Mrs. H. Bryan Peel

1993 - 1995

*Mrs.Sherwood V. Roark 

1974 - 1975

  Mrs. Joseph A. Bagley

1995 - 1996

*Mrs. William C. Morgan

1975 - 1977

  Ms. Claire J. Edwards

1996 - 1998

*Mrs. Roy L. Roberts

1977 - 1979

  Mrs. Marlon L. Barrett

1998 - 2000

*Mrs. Arthur H. Waddell

1979 - 1981

  Mrs. Billy Ray Thomas

2000 - 2002

*Mrs. William W. Blue

1981 - 1983

  Mrs. Don Kettelhut

2002 - 2004

*Mrs. Morley C. Tobey

1983 - 1984

  Mrs. Berneece Hardin

2004 - 2006

Mrs. William W. Bink

1984 - 1985

  Mrs. Verda Grantham

2006 - 2008

Mrs. Lyndel Q. Rankin

1985 - 1987

  Mrs. Betty Moore

2008 - 2010

*denotes deceased

 

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