Carl Menger Jr. (1930 - 2015)

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Carl Simone Menger, Jr. peacefully passed away on April 27, 2015 at the age of 84.

Carl was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 21, 1930 to Carl Simone Menger Sr. and Dorothy (Dottie) Marek. His father was in the Air Force and Carl attended many schools growing up where he excelled as an athlete in all sports and adopted the name of 'Tex' Menger.

After graduating from Paducah High School, Carl received a football scholarship to Texas A&M University where he lettered as a quarterback on the Fightin' Texas Aggie Football Team and the Aggie Baseball Team. While on the baseball team it was his great achievement to play in the College World Series.

Carl married Shirley Walker in 1951 and graduated in 1953 from Texas A&M University with a degree in Animal Science. He went directly into the Air force as a 2nd Lieutenant, where he spent time in Germany and Libya as head of the Gunnery School for the 36th Fighter Bomber Wing.

After leaving the Air Force in 1955, Carl farmed in Paducah, Texas, until he went to work for Triangle Conduit & Cable. Years later he opened his own business, the C. Menger Co. as a manufacturer representative in New Orleans, Dallas and Houston. He called his business "Something to Crow About".

Carl was a member of the Rotary Club of Houston and as 1st Chairman, worked directly with Marie Lombardi to create the Vince Lombardi Award, honoring the nation's top collegiate lineman and directing all proceeds from the award to cancer research. After moving to Lake Conroe, where he lived for the last 30 years, he continued his involvement with The Rotary Club through special projects for charity and the Los Compadres Golf Tournament. He also found great joy as president of the Men's Christian Fellowship at Walden Community Church.

Carl loved his family and dear friends and had a very special relationship with animals. You never knew when Carl might adopt a rooster, a pig or even a miniature donkey. His home was always lively with his animals, music and something cooking on the grill. It gave him great pleasure to share old stories and some of his delicious treats with anyone passing by his home on the Walden golf course. There was always a twinkle in his eyes when he was doing what he loved most, talking to people.

Carl is survived by his wife, Linda Menger, and beloved dog, Sadie; his son Marek Menger and wife Sherry and his daughter Jeannine Devine and husband Frank. The loss of his son, Carl III, in October 2014 was his greatest sorrow.

Carl leaves behind seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren; Misty Morales and husband Adam and daughters Meadow and Milan; Matthew Menger and wife Elaine and son, Maximus; Dustin Devine; Courtney Robertson and husband Justin and sons Jack, Wyatt and Ford; Derek Devine and wife Megan and their son, Sam of Brooklyn, NY and Paige and Cassidy Menger of Waco, Texas.

He also leaves behind three step children and seven step grandchildren; Ronnie Beyer and children Pierce and Audrey; Rita Raydon and husband Mick and sons Derek, Wesley and Dylan; Mary Lazauskas and husband Derek and sons Logan and Luke.

A private military service for Carl was held on April 30, 2015 at the Houston National Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the loving angels at the Autumn Grove Cottage in The Woodlands for their kindness and support.

Donations in Carl's memory may be made to The Rotary Club of Conroe for the Scholar Athlete Award. P.O. Box 1293, Conroe, TX 77305


Published on yourconroenews.com from May 5 to May 18, 2015
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