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Manouchehr Guilanshah of Comfort, Texas, was a devoted father, loving husband, and a wonderful companion to his many friends. A native of Tehran, Iran, he came to the United States in 1957 to pursue an education in mechanical engineering. Manouchehr attended The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A & M, and the University of Houston. During his career he participated in the design and construction of the NASA Johnson Space Center, major projects in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, and a variety of petrochemical plants in the United States. He was employed by MW Kellogg (Kellogg Brown & Root), where he worked until 1999. In his free time, he truly enjoyed tennis, hunting, playing cards, and watching football. He was a charming storyteller, chronicling his adventures in two very different cultures in ways that never failed to leave his listeners laughing. During retirement, Manouchehr served on the board of the Cypress Creek Schoolhouse, where he helped in the restoration and preservation of a historical community landmark.
He is survived by Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth, his wife of fifty-two years, son Darius Kirk Guilanshah, daughter-in-law Lorena Guilanshah and grandson Thomas Kirk Guilanshah. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM at St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Comfort on 21 September 2013. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Comfort Table, Comfort Public Library, or to a
. The family wishes to thank his devoted nurses, Soila Maria Reyna and Albina Callcott, and their employer, Alternative Health Care.
Condolences may be sent at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Sept. 11, 2013