“Home is where the heart is and my heart is in Blanco” - Rueben Wyatt Cage
Rueben Wyatt Cage, son of Rueben and Stella Cage, was born January 19, 1921 on Crabapple Creek in Blanco, Texas and passed away September 27, 2008 at the age of 87. A veteran of World War II, he attained the ranking of Major in th U.S. Army Air Corp and was awarded numerous campaign ribbons and air medals while serving in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. During his duties in the South Pacific, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and cited for heroism in flight and exceptional and outstanding accomplishments in the face of great danger above and beyond the line of duty. He went on to fly for Pioneer and Continental Airlines, where he retired after 33 years of service as a DC-10 Captain. His work allowed him to live in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, El Paso, Denver, Los Angeles and Honolulu before retiring on January 19, 1981 in Blanco, Texas.
He was a member of the Blanco United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Golden Eagles, Areca of Continental and co-founder of The Pioneer Airlines Buffalo Herders. Additionally, he served as South Blanco County Commissioner.
Survived by his wife of 31 years, Shirley Cage, sons Ray Cage, Bob Cage and wife Kay, daughters Cayce Cage and husband Chad Lissak, Sheri Sanderson and husband Fred, grandchildren Chris and wife Lynn, Kodi and husband Taylor, Shea, Sunny, Stella, Lori and husband Caleb, and Shelli, great-grandchildren Riley, Shea, and River, brother Claron “Bubba” Cage and wife Doris, sister Ray Wiley, nieces, nephews, and many good friends.
Services were held Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 2:00p.m. at the Blanco United Methodist Church in Blanco, Texas.
Memorials may be made to: The Blanco United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 339, Blanco, TX 78606 and The Blanco Library Building Fund, 1118 Main Street, Blanco, TX 78606.