Kevin Michael Magruder
Kevin Michael Magruder, 63, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, after a battle with brain cancer. His warmth, levity, and wonderful sense of humor will be sorely missed by his loving family, friends and colleagues. He was born in Austin, Texas, on July 25, 1949, the second son of Eugene Ross and Lois Maxine Magruder. Kevin is a 1967 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School. He also graduated from The University of Texas
at Austin with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. He served his country in the Army National Guard from 1971-1977. Kevin began his career at State Farm Insurance in July 1973 and had 38 years with the company at the time of his retirement earlier this year. Kevin had a true passion for helping customers protect life and property and became the Texas Zone's Loss Control Coordinator in 1990. Along the way, Kevin earned the reputation as a true professional earning several industry professional designations. Kevin was especially talented; a gifted artist, and a lover of music. As an Austin songwriter, he played both the guitar and keyboard, and wrote songs about life and love. He also passionately studied genealogy and his own family history, writing and dedicating a book to his late father, Dr. Eugene Magruder, about his life as an aviation pilot. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Somerville Magruder, of Georgetown, his daughter, Amy Magruder, of San Mateo, California, Lawrence and Kathy Magruder of Carrollton, Tracey and Scott Rogan of Houston, and Heather and Jason Salinas of Lubbock, Texas. He had five grandchildren, Jack, Hannah, Margaret, Audrey and Charlie, who all loved their "Poppi." He will be remembered and live long in our hearts for his quick wit, keen insight, and ability to make us smile and laugh in an instant. The family wishes to thank Dr. John F. de Groot, Dr. Michael Kocs, Dr. Mark Burnett and the staff of Hospice Austin for their loving and amazing care. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Riverbend Church Chapel at 4214 Capital of Texas Highway North, Austin, Texas followed by a private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, Attn:Brain & Spinal Cord Research, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486, Hospice Austin or a
. You are invited to share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.