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Monday, September 17, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Iris Stagner, a member of the BikeTexas family. She worked as an administrator in Palo Pinto County and was a mother, wife, BikeTexas board member, friend, state leader in promoting bicycle safety and education, and avid bicycle racer. Iris was killed September 17 while doing what she loved, riding her bicycle. Her death is a terrible loss to Texas and the cycling community. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Butch Stagner, two daughters and the rest of her very close family. Iris's obituary in the Mineral Wells Index is here.
The Iris Stagner Memorial Fund at BikeTexas has been established at the request of Iris's family. All of the proceeds will go to the BikeTexas Share the Road Program for Bicyclist and Motorist Safety Education.
The Board of Directors and staff of BikeTexas will miss Iris immensely and we send our prayers, condolences and love to Butch and her family. BikeTexas encourages photos of Iris Stagner and memories to be posted at Facebook.com/biketexas.
To donate to the Iris Stagner Memorial Fund visit BikeTexas.org/Donate
Messages from friends and family:
"Celebrating your brithday Iris. Wish you were still here."
Cindy Neeb, 11/18/2013
"I never personally knew you but I believed in who you were and what you did."
William W Speer, 12/31/2012
"In memory of Iris...Iris' death did not just come and go. It affected many, and she will be remembered by many. We hope the work she has done was not in vain, and I hope conditions for cyclists everywhere continue to improve."
Bicycle Ruidoso, 12/27/2012
"Please accept this donation in memory of our dear and precious friend, Iris Ann Stagner."
Robert and Marilyn Murray, 10/4/2012
"In Loving Memory of Iris Stagner. She will be greatly missed."
Shelly and Tammy Mercer, 10/4/2012
"Please accept our condelences."
Roger Diseker, Pete Greenhaw, Bart Rue, Todd Spake, and Bill Warren, 9/28/2012
"I have been many miles on a bike riding with Iris. My heart is broken like so many others but please use this to help her legacy live on."
Larry and Amy Eswein, 9/27/2012
"Our hearts are heavy over the loss of Iris. As a fellow Grandmother, Bike Advocate and former Board member of BikeTexas I realize the great loss to her family and the community."
Gail and Jim Spann, 9/26/2012
"Iris, Chris and I are better people for you being a part of our lives."
Karen Hagar, 9/24/2012
"To the Stagner Family - our deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Your friends at Sabre Legal"
Dani Kinman, 9/21/2012
"RIP, Ms Iris! You will always be loved and remembered for your contribution to our passion, Cycling! From your friends at Fort Worth Bicycling Association."
Linda Sims, 9/21/2012
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Iris was a wonderful energetic person. And such an inspiration. Your running buddies."
Julie, Jennifer, Anabel, Jesse, Jo, Teresa, Lindsey, Susan, Kameron, 9/21/2012
"You will live forever in our hearts!! We love and miss you dearly!! Keep riding in heaven!!"
Cindy Owings Phillippi, 9/20/2012
"To Butch and the Family: my deepest sympathies to you in this horrible time. We really couldn't be sadder about this. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers."
Charles Brady, 9/20/2012
"Felicia, Kent and I have you and your family in our hearts and prayers."
Richard Morgan, 9/20/2012
"Since flowers wilt and die, I'm doing this instead. I know it's what you would have wanted. Even though you are enjoying that permanent tail wind...please feel free to ride my wheel anytime..."
Scott Reagan & Tracey Martin, 9/20/2012
"In loving memory of Iris."
Amanda Sobczak, 9/19/2012
"In memory of an incredible cyclist & wonderful, beautiful woman!!"
Meg Nester, 9/19/2012
"When it hurts to look back and you are to scared to go forward, look beside you and your best friends and family will be there. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time."
Glenda McDuff Coker, Chalie Carter, Jimmy & Cathy Harrison & Families, Craig & Darla Brown & Families, 9/19/2012
"Think of you often but especially remembering you today on your Birthday."
Cynthia Neeb, 11/17/15