Lee Byron Ansell
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December 7, 1922 -
November 3, 2013
Lee Byron Ansell passed into the arms of his Lord on November 3, 2013. Lee was born to Wallace Schadt and Edna Vanderpool Ansell in Galveston, Texas on December 7, 1922. Lee was educated in the public schools of Galveston. Following graduation from Ball High School in 1939, Lee attended John Tarleton Agricultural and Mechanical College, where he met his wife, Winifred L. Bean. Following the outbreak of World War II, Lee enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served as a Tech. Sergeant in the 104th Infantry Division. Lee was wounded in combat fighting for the liberation of Holland and Belgium, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart with two Bronze Stars. Following World War II, Lee returned to Galveston where, with his wife, Wini he established his family and began his long and distinguished career as a Certified Public Accountant. After both had become widowed, Lee married Gloria Adriance on December 27, 1998.
Lee was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was also a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, The Rotary Club of Galveston, Harmony Lodge No. 6, A.F. & A.M. , San Felipe de Austin Chapter No. 1, York Rite Masons, El Mina Shrine Temple, The Artillery Club of Galveston , The Knights of Momus and "The Geezers."
Lee was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Wallace Barrett (Teddy) Ansell and William Walter Ansell, his first wife and the mother of his children, Winifred Bean Ansell and his son Terry Wallace Ansell. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Adriance Ansell and his sons Lee V. "Van" Ansell, M.D. (Denise), James R. "Rick" Ansell (Linda) and William C. "Bill" Ansell (Libbie) and daughter-in-law Julie Ansell Clement. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jennifer Ansell-Carroll, William L. Ansell, John W. Ansell, Richard S. Ansell, Nancy K. Ansell, Elizabeth L. Ansell, Charles S. Ansell, Sarah L. Ansell, Shelly A. Harris, Leslie A. Clinchard (Mike), Christopher K. Ansell (Amy), Erin A. Greico (Eddie), Libbie Lee Ansell and his great-grand-children, Dag Carroll, Dashiel Carroll, Collin Harris, Avery Harris, Davis Clinchard, Owen Clinchard, Maylin Clinchard, Lily Ansell, Jack Ansell, Emme Ansell, Ethan Greico, Eli Greico and Emeric Greico.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church (22nd St. and Winnie) at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013, under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston, with a reception following at the Galveston Artillery Club. Honorary Pallbearers are William L. Glenn, Jr., DDS, Benjamin R. Powel, Larry Charpentier, Andrew M. Shelton, Walter C. Whiteman, III, Paul J. Whiteman, E. Douglas McLeod, William L. Glenn, III, DDS, Michael A. Piel, Craig A. Janek, John J. Parsley, Edward S. Schreiber and Donald C. Smith.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 2216 Ball Avenue, Galveston, Texas 77550.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2013