Dale Hewgley

Dale Hewgley (Oriz Dale Hewgley), Eagle Scout, World War II veteran, Boy Scouts of America professional and beloved husband and father, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 after a brief illness. He was 93 years of age. Dale was born to Kathryn Baker Hewgley and Almus Clyde Hewgley on a farm north of Brownwood, Texas, near Owens on May 29, 1919. Dale married Marjorie Juanita Lewis in Abilene, Texas on April 26, 1946. He attended schools at Camp Wood, Sabinal, and Del Rio, Texas, graduating from Del Rio High School in 1936. Attending the University of Texas at Austin, he earned a B.B.A. in Management. While at UT, he was active in the Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega and served as President of that service fraternity. He was a guide on the observation deck of the University of Texas Tower. He served honorably from 1942 through 1945 with the 104th Infantry Division in Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He was awarded the Combat Medic Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, three Campaign Ribbons and reached the rank of First Sergeant of his Medical Collecting Company. The ideals and principals of the Scouting movement were an integral part of Dale's life and he committed his life to improving our world by encouraging the development of positive character qualities in the lives of others. He was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in May, 1936 and was a continuous member of the Boy Scouts of America for more than 80 years. While attending the University of Texas, he served as Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 20 at University Presbyterian Church. With Troop 20, he participated in many activities at the original Camp Tom Wooten. Feeling that it was his life's calling, he began his 38-year career as an Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, after leaving the U.S. Army. He served Scouting in Abilene and Waco, Texas, Ponca City, Oklahoma, followed by Houston and Austin, Texas. In June 1984, after nine years as CEO (Scout Executive) of the Capital Area Council in Austin, he retired to Oak Ridge Estates in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. During his retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Alaska, and Mexico in their RV. They were very active in the Avion Travelcade Club as members and officers. Dale was active in the Christian Church Disciples of Christ, serving as a Bible school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, deacon, elder, and chairman of the board of the church in Ponca City. He was a charter member of the Memorial Drive Christian Church in Houston. During retirement, he was a longtime member of the Church at Horseshoe Bay. Dale is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 67 years, along with their four children: Terry Jean Onda, Gregory Dale Hewgley, Sue Ella Bain, and Jeffrey Clyde Hewgley. He is also survived by his three grandchildren: Tory Onda, Ryan Bain, and Reanna Bain. He was preceded in death by his father Almus Clyde Hewgley, mother Kathryn Baker Hewgley and brothers Clyde Almus Hewgley, and Kenneth Ray Hewgley. The family wishes to express its thanks to Buckner Villas - The Campbell Center for the loving care they have provided Dale. Private family internment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetary in San Antonio, TX will be held at a later date. The family encourages friends to share their remembrances of Dale during the memorial service to be held at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 411 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, Texas, on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 12500 North IH 35, Austin, Texas 78753 or http://www.bsacac.org/memorials.php. Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com


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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Feb. 24, 2013