GRAHAM, Malcolm Smith|
Malcolm Smith Graham of Austin died on June 26, 2014 at the Summit at Westlake Hills surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Mary Bland and Tom Graham on August 20, 1941 in Austin. Malcolm attended Wooldridge and Casis Elementary Schools, O'Henry Junior High, and graduated from Austin High in 1959. He received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a Master's from The Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, PA. Malcolm also served in the U. S. Air Force and was stationed in Vermont, where he first learned to snow ski, one of his lifelong passions.
He began his financial career as a CPA with a national accounting firm in Philadelphia. He later moved to Austin where he worked for a local firm and then continued his career with state agencies including the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Education Agency.
Malcolm was a longtime parishioner at St. David's Episcopal Church, where he was active in many roles. He participated in Bible study, served as a lay reader, and assisted with Holy Eucharist.
Malcolm was also an avid athlete and a devoted friend. Some of those closest to him were from his football days at Austin High. Malcolm loved running in local races, playing weekly tennis matches, water skiing on Lake Austin, and annual snow skiing trips to Keystone Mountain in Colorado. In more recent times, Malcolm enjoyed walks on the hike and bike trail with his canine companions.
The most important part of his life was spending time with his family. Malcolm married Jill Whitman of Cincinnati, OH, his beloved wife of almost 50 years. Malcolm is survived by Jill; his son Stephen Thomas Graham of Duluth, MN, his wife Andrea, and their son Aidan; his daughter Kaitlin Graham Guthrow of Dallas, her husband Andrew, and their two children, Sophia and Matthew; and his sister Nancy Graham Oelz of Littleton Colorado, her husband David, and their daughter Emily.
A memorial service will be held at St. David's Episcopal Church, 304 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78701 on Thursday, July 3rd at 2:00pm followed by a reception at the church.
To honor Malcolm's life and his love of Austin, the family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to St. David's Episcopal Church or the Austin History Center.
Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 29 to June 30, 2014