Ella Jean Teague
January 10, 1934 ~ August 12, 2021
Ella Teague was born in Ft Davis, Texas in 1934 to Barney William Teague & Maude Adele Cooksey Teague as child number 8. Her 50 years of teaching showed her love of education and was a gift that touched many lives over the years as Coach, Counselor, and Teacher. She was never satisfied with just one college degree, but worked to fulfill her education dreams with multiple, as is evidenced in her professional bio. Her most recent standing was that of Professor Emeritus of Physical Education with Central Texas College having served on their faculty from 1968 and retiring in 2004 (36 years).
Ella graduated High School in Alpine and then received her Bachelor of Science & Masters of Education degrees from Sul Ross University in 1954. She then moved to Big Lake to serve as a Coach, Teacher & Bus Driver. From 1960-69 she taught in Andrews, Texas. She did additional Graduate Studies at the University of Texas/Austin and Texas Tech University as well as Tarleton State University receiving Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Education, Administration and Counseling. She was a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Texas. During her reign at Central Texas College (1968-2004) she held positions as 1) Teacher of Health/Physical Education 2) Supervisor of Women’s Physical Education 3) Manager Women’s Physical Education 4) Department Manager Women’s Athletic Department, 5) Women’s Sport Coordinator and 6) Department Chair Physical Education. She was instrumental in building the new athletic gym & aquatics buildings at CTC (planning and designing).
Upon moving to Lampasas, Texas in 1968 she soon bought her dream ranch (in Kempner) and built a home. She lived there until 2016 when she sold it and moved to her family home in Alpine to live out retirement.
Ella was preceded in death by her parents Barney and Maude, and 7 siblings: Barney Teague (spouse Clydena Teague), Charles Teague, Alice (Sis) Rushing (spouse Al Rushing), Raymond Teague (spouse Ruth Teague), Dorothy Herrington (spouse Tom Herrington), Alvis Teague (spouse Marylu Teague) & Ernest Teague (spouses Mary Teague and Anna Teague) as well as brother-in-law Tommy Woodward, 2 niece’s Kathleen Teague Largent & Amy Teague Rainey and a nephew Terry Woodward. She is survived by a sister, Katherine Woodward in College Station Texas.
Her final resting place will be in the Alpine Cemetery next to family. A memorial is pending COVID situations and next of kin will be notified as arrangements are made. The officiate is the Alpine Memorial Funeral Home. If anyone would like to honor Ella’s memory, please make a donation to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her name.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank her caregivers Nonie Huerta & Isabel Garcia for their loving and sincere devotion given during her final years.