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Robert McLaughlin

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Robert McLaughlin Obituary
Robert McLaughlin Robert McLaughlin, a longtime Manchaca, TX resident passed away peacefully from his life on earth on February 1, 2013. In 1959 at age 17 Robert came to live at Marbridge, a facility for adults with mental disabilities located in Manchaca, and resided there happily for 54 years. Robert was born February 7, 1941 to Henry Burman McLaughlin and Fay Doris Boyd McLaughlin in Brownwood, TX. His father was killed and buried in the Philippine Islands just a few days before returning home from service in WWII. Robert and his mother continued to live in Brown County until her death in 1951. He then lived in San Saba, TX with his aunt and uncle, Inez and Earl McKee, who adopted him as Robert Perry McKee and raised him lovingly as their own child. At Robert's request, they permitted him to use his biological father's family name, McLaughlin, throughout his life. He attended San Saba schools prior to moving to Marbridge Ranch for vocational training. Robert is survived by an uncle and aunt, Noel and Margaret McLaughlin of Brownwood; cousins Elaine McConathy of Saginaw, Darnell Harris of Ft. Worth, Betty Barlow of Hondo, and Bobbie Fallin of Granbury. He considered the family of Ralph Pfluger, a former President of Marbridge and Robert Fullbright, also a former President of Marbridge as well as Ann Smith, a Marbridge resident, as part of his own family. Funeral service to be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6th at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. The family requests donations be made to Marbridge Foundation, Inc. Robert and his family wish to extend appreciation to the founders of Marbridge, Ed and Marge Bridges, as well as the many former and current staff members of Marbridge Foundation, Inc. who afforded him the opportunity to lead a complete, happy and productive life. Memorials and guestbook online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Feb. 3, 2013
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