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CLYDE JAMES GARRISON

 

Bellville Times
 
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, we lost a World War II hero, survivor, Clyde Garrison
of Sealy.
Clyde James Garrison was born Sept. 10, 1923 in Santa Fe, N.M. He was the
fourth child of Dolores Maria ³Lola² (Martinez) and John Calvin Garrison,
Sr.
Clyde graduated from Santa Fe High School, where he met and later married
Susan Bertha Sullivan in Dec. 30, 1942. They were married 46 years until her
passing in Sept. of 1988. This union was blessed with four daughters and a
son. 
In November 1943 Clyde enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served in the
91st Bomb Group 8th Division stationed in Bassingbourne, England as a ball
turret gunner on the ³Yankee Bell,² a B-17 airplane.He completed numerous
bomb runs before being shot down over Germany in February of 1945 and was a
P.O.W. until April 1945.
He was awarded the Purple Heart and was honorably discharged in 1945.
Clyde retired from Sears after working for 38 years. He was a Sales Manager
at the Main Street store in Houston and also worked at the Post Oak store
and Memorial City store. He continued golfing with his former colleagues
until his sudden illness in September.
Clyde and Susie moved to the Sealy area in 1981, building a home on FM 1094.
He served as the Branch President of the Sealy Branch of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints from 1981 to 1988. During his tenure the
congregation moved from the rented quarters of the Landmark Building in
downtown Sealy to the building he helped design at the corner of Eagle Lake
Road and West Street. He also served as a temple worker in both the Dallas
and Houston Temples.
Five years after the death of his first wife, Clyde married LaNelle
Lingenfelter Voehl on Jan. 30, 1993 in Katy, Texas. They were sealed for
time and all eternity in The Dallas Temple in July 1993. Together they
enjoyed cruises and dancing.They were also active in The American Legion and
the Austin County Republican Party.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, son Mark and
sister, Jennie Ruth Kryszewski and brother, William Calvin Garrison.
He is survived by his wife LaNelle; daughters and sons-in laws Joe and
Claudia Carol Armstrong, Russell and Patricia Ann Brown, Timothy and Karen
Suzanne Geb-auer, and Michael and Jamie Dee Walker; step daughter and son in
law Jason and  Nancy Jones; step son Stephen Voehl; brother John C.
Garrison, Jr. and sisters Rose Edna Pearson, Josephine Elizabeth Tanner,
Lola Lovina Abbott, and Shirley Susan Arnett; 18 grandchildren, 19 great
grand children and 2 great-great grand children.
His funeral service was held Saturday, Oct 29 at the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints Katy Texas Stake Center at noon. Graveside services
were at Forest Park Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale St, Houston, Texas,Garrison
Posted by Joy Neely

 

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