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Keith W. McCLENDON Obituary

Keith Wells McClendon died peacefully on January 2, 2014 in the presence of his family and under the care of the team at Seton Hospital.

Keith was born to Dr. and Mrs. L.W. McClendon in Childress, Texas on January 18, 1930. He married the love of his life Bonnie Grace Reel (pictured above with Keith) on July 4, 1954 in Greenville, Mississippi. They had two sons, James Keith and Kevin Wells.

Keith graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and enjoyed a long career as an investment analyst, spanning six decades with Texas Mutual Funds, Rauscher-Pierce, Waddell-Reed, Bank of the Southwest and finally with the company he co-founded, Hourglass Capital Management. He knew more about the financial performance of the companies that he followed than the companies themselves. Keith was an avid reader about the economy up until the time of his death, still enjoying The Economist and the Financial Times every day.

After Bonnie passed in 1997, Keith lived an independent life in the house he designed and built near Mt. Bonnell in Austin. In his earlier days, he was an amateur artist, a skill he inherited from his mom. Keith also designed and built another home for his family in Dallas in the late 70's.

Keith was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie, parents Doc and Sis, and by a brother Bill McClendon. He is survived by his brother T. Max McClendon and sister-in-law Jane of Shamrock, Texas; his sons Jim and wife Cathy of Austin, and Kevin and his partner Roger Levesque of Gig Harbor, Washington; and three grandchildren, Brad Higginbotham of Aspen, Colorado and Cara and Jake McClendon of Austin, Texas.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated team at Seton Hospital for their loving and supportive care of Keith in his final days.

Rest in Peace Keith. Your work here is over. Thank you for making our lives easier and instilling in us your tremendous work ethic.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2014
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