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C. David Dean Obituary
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C. David Dean, cherished and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2010, at the age of 75. He was born in Abilene, TX, on October 20, 1935.
David is survived by his wife of 51 years, Saundra; children, Diane Dean Martin, Darla McShan and husband, Michael, and Joe David Dean; grandchildren Jamie Garcia, David Garcia, William McShan, and Justin McShan. David was a gifted athlete who excelled in the sport of swimming and was a Golden Gloves Boxer. In 1961 he finally graduated from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, TX, and began his career as a teacher and swim coach in Midland, TX, after serving in the United States Army. David moved his family to Houston in 1968 and embarked on a successful career in commercial real estate. David earned his Certified Property Manager designation from The Institute of Real Estate Management, IREM, in 1975. In 1978 he served as President of the Houston Chapter of IREM and later became an instructor and member of the national faculty. It was important to David that he be remembered as a good man and he will be.
David was generous to a fault, loved his family, and had a wonderful sense of humor. In the words of Will Rogers Jr., a father's heritage to his children does not consist of words or possessions, "but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and a father." David will be missed greatly by his family and many friends. A private burial is planned and a party celebrating his life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Goodfellows, (provides toys for needy children) 801 Texas, Houston, TX, 77002, the English Springer Rescue of America, springerrescue.org, or give $10 to the next deserving wino you see on the street. Condolences may be made to www.millerfuneral.com

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 26, 2010
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