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In loving memory of
June 19, 1939 - July 4, 2020
Clyde Walls, age 81 years, of Austin, Texas passed away on July 4, 2020. Clyde was born in Carnegie, OK to Irene (Jones) Walls and Lawrence H. Walls.
He is survived by his wife, Eliza Walls and his five children: Terri Cooter and husband David, Tammy Garramone and husband, Martin, Tracy Cranford, Andrew Bertrand and wife Jessica, Dr. Dominique Bertrand and husband Diswal Takasaheng. His grandchildren include: Dominic Garramone, Taylor and Zachary Cranford, Chloe, Emma, and Brinleigh Bertrand, Kelsey Duncan, Madilyn Tyner, and Torin Takasaheng. He also leaves behind a brother: W.L. Walls and a nephew Sam Walls and his wife, Susan, as well as a niece, Helen Walls. Clyde is preceded in death by his parents, Irene and Lawrence Walls, as well as his first wife, Gayle (Sanders) Walls, and his second wife, Janet (Peavey) Walls.
He served 11 years in the Oklahoma National Guard as a gunnery sergeant. After leaving the National Guard, Clyde began a long career with a famous high school and college ring company, Balfour. He served in a variety of positions including Comptroller in the Finance Department, Treasurer, Board Secretary and later as Vice President of Legal Affairs.
Clyde was an avid golfer. He served as the Men’s Golf Association President at the Onion Creek Golf Club in Austin, TX. He was also active in the American Legion Post #326, serving twice as a Commander and twice as Vice Commander. Clyde was passionate about helping homeless veterans. He worked closely with local universities and Student Veterans organizations to provide veterans education scholarships, immediate financial needs for housing, and funding for daily needs. He took a great pride in this endeavor.
Clyde’s ashes will be interred in both Norman, OK and Austin, TX, to be enjoined with both of his former wives. Clyde’s vitality, support, and friendliness will be missed by so many.
Special thanks to Altus Hospice and to the staff at the Franklin Park Assisted Living in Round Rock TX for the loving care they provided during Clyde’s stay in that community.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations, in Clyde’s name, can be made to MercyShips.org, a humanitarian floating hospital that he supported.
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In loving memory of
Mary Elizabeth Gangwer
February 3, 1957- March 11, 2020
Mary Elizabeth (Cook) Gangwer, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, confidant, and friend passed away on March 11, 2020.
Surviving are her loving husband, Timothy Gangwer; her three children Sean, Megan (Jason), and Casey; and her grandchildren Arianna, August, Lylah, Asher, and Jaylin.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Sarah Cook-Mitchell, and her younger brother, John.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for readers to visit the following website: Mary Beth Gangwer & the fight against Melanoma