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Gary E. (Tex) Welch ( Cave Junction 1960 )

posted: Feb 24, 2009

Gary lost his multi-year battle with Leukemia and died February 22, 2009. He graduated from Texas Tech and was a four-year letterman on the swimming team and a member of ROTC. After graduation Gary was assigned to the Second Armored Division at Fort Hood where he won the 4th Army Championships in swimming and triathlon. After leaving the Army he started his career in banking that lasted until 1999. A lifetime rancher, “Tex” owned ranches in Garza, Sterling, McLennan, and Falls counties, and enjoyed working to improve the ranches during his ownership. He was a Life Member of the NSA.