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Earl Dinsmore Gould, Jr. was born Oct. 26, 1924 in Washington, D.C., to
parents Earl Dinsmore Gould, Sr. and Mabel Frances Baugh Gould. He grew up
on a farm in Fredricksburg, Va. where a Civil War battle was fought.
He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II
attaining the rank of Aviation Electronic Technician's Mate Third Class
before his honorable discharge on May 21, 1946.
A graduate of Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., Earl was a longtime
Petroleum Engineer for Conoco Oil retiring after 27 years of service.
He was united in marriage with Earleen Joyce Harper on Sept. 15, 1984.  They
have made their home in Bellville since September 2006.
A lover of jazz, Earl also enjoyed photography, hot air ballooning, stamp
collecting and investing.
He passed away Friday, May 11, 2007 in a Sealy nursing facility at the age
of 82.
He is survived by his wife  Joyce Gould of Bellville; sons  Bart Gould of
Shreveport, La., Steve Gould of Tulsa, Okla. and Tony Gould of Key West,
Fla.; daughter Frances Gross and her husband, Nile, of Katy; stepchildren
Nancy Dickerson of Lillian, Ala., Edward Willy of San Antonio, Jeanette
Daeschner of Houston and Melanie Pulos and her husband, Mark, of Bellville;
and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and
friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-son, Ralph
Funeral Service was 10 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2007 from Schmidt Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Ellis Hudgins, officiating.
Interment was in Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville. Serving as pallbearers
were Casey Smith, Glenn Iverson. Mark Pulos, Davis Waldo, Michael Gould and
Edward Willy.
In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to
the: Houston SPCA, 900 Portway Drive, Houston, Tx. 77024.
Posted by Joy Neely


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