About Us

Doyle (’76 Wylie), Danyl (’78 JN), Donald (’83 JN), Debbie (’84 JN), Dennis (’88 JN), Dwayne (’97 JN)

Dacus Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of Weldon and Georgia Dacus family members and alumni of JNCISD, and volunteers from the Jim Ned Valley community. Honoring the giving spirit legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Dacus by offering scholarships for the Jim Ned youth of South Taylor County. Along with maintaining historical archive collections relative to the Jim Ned area communities of Taylor County, Texas.

Donald Dacus – President; Doyle Dacus – Vice-President; Kelly Sherley – Acting Secretary/Treasurer

FOUNDER of our Preservation Archives Program

Debra Grace ‘Debbie’ Dacus Stewart was born in Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas on February 5, 1966, to Georgia Grace Osborne Dacus and Weldon Doyle Dacus. She is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dacus and the sister to 5 brothers, Doyle, Dan, Don, Dennis and Dwayne Dacus.

Debbie is married to Randall Devin Stewart, son of Clova Jeannine Bennett Stewart and Gene Allan Stewart. Devin and Debbie have 4 sons. Randall (Devin’s first son), Keith, Kody and Kyle.

Debbie lived in the Jim Ned Valley east of Ovalo, Texas, until 1987 when her and Devin moved their young family to Abilene, Texas. Devin and Debbie then moved in 1991 to the Austin, Texas area. In 1994, they settled in Dripping Springs, Texas until 2014 when they moved to Georgetown, Texas following the graduation of their youngest son.

Debbie has been researching family genealogy since she first began her family in 1986. It is her vision to preserve the histories and culture of the Jim Ned Valley and South Taylor County, Texas. To nurture a community atmosphere that will encourage active communication and participation between generations. Engaging the future generations in educating themselves of the very foundation upon which their forefathers strived to secure a humble life for their families.

Debbie is a 1984 graduate of Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District. She came to Taylor County in 1972 and to the Jim Ned Valley in 1976 when her parents moved from Caps, Texas.