Funeral services for Cheryl Ann Vandagriff Tagoras, age 55, of Bangs, Texas, will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2009, at the Lake Brownwood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Torian and Matthew Vandagriff officiating. Interment will follow at the Bangs Cemetery under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home.

She passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Tagoras was born on Feb. 8, 1954, at the St. Lukeís Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas, to Treadwell Jacob and Barbara Ruth Euton Vandagriff. She grew up at various places throughout the world since her father was in the military and graduated in 1972 from the Charles M. Russell High School in Great Falls, Mont. She received her bachelorís degree from the University of North Dakota in 1976 and then moved to the Dominican Republic where she was in the United States Peace Corps for three years. In 1986 Cheryl received her masterís degree in secondary education from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. She taught at various locations during her 26 years teaching career and the last five of those as a Spanish teacher with Bangs Independent School District. On July 1, 2006, she was married to Tommy Tagoras at the Lake Brownwood United Methodist church where she was a member. She was a member of the Santa Anna and the Brownwood Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star. Prior to moving to Bangs she had resided in Stephenville. Mrs. Tagoras considered all of her students her children and that is why she never had any of her own.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Tagoras of Bangs, Texas; brother, Bryan Vandagriff and wife Donna of Gatesville, Texas; sisters, Joanna Vandagriff of Plano, Texas, and Patty Williams and husband Rich of Southlake, Texas; nephews, Jackson and Landry Williams of Southlake, Texas Matthew Vandagriff and wife Krissi of Houston, Texas, and their son Thomas, and Jacob Vandagriff of Anchorage, Alaska; and sister-in-law, Noma Biles of Waco, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends are invited to sign the guestbook at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net.