Wallace Stoughton "Wally T" Tuttle

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Conroe, Tx - Wallace Stoughton Tuttle (Wally T) passed away on November 29, 2011 at the age of 92.

Born in Anyox, British Columbia, Canada on March 17, 1919 to Jay and Addie Tuttle. Wally attended the Michigan School of Mining, majoring in mining engineering. Having duel citizenship, he chose to enlist in the Army Air Corp in 1942 to serve the USA during WW II and was assigned to the 444th Bomb Group stationed in India and Guam. He was a navigator and flight engineer of a B-29 named "The Cajun Queen" and went on to complete over 30 combat missions in the South Pacific and Japan. After the war he served time in Germany and England and was involved in the Berlin Air Lift. During his service with the military he was awarded numerous metals and retired as Major.

Later he became a land surveyor and worked for the Humble Company and Harold & Fisher Engineering in Houston. In 1964 he moved to Conroe to raise his two daughters, Addie and Val, and to start his own surveying companies, Arrowhead Surveying and W.S. Tuttle Surveying. He met the love of his life Joanne and they married in Jan. 1980. They loved to travel and had many adventures throughout Europe and Mexico, including 22 cruises! Wally enjoyed serving his community and joined the Conroe Noon Lions Club in 1989 where he and Joanne served side by side for 20 years. Wally was awarded Lion of The Year, Jack Wiech Fellow, Melvin Jones Fellow and a Life Membership for outstanding service as a Lion.

Wally loved flying and was a private pilot. He was president of the EAA at Montgomery County Airport and built two experimental planes. At the age of 88 he single handedly built a 14-ft wooden sailboat affectionately named "Miss Joanne". He was an excellent cook, baker, artist, craftsman, husband, father and friend.

Wally was preceeded in death by his parents, Jay and Addie Tuttle; brothers, Jay and John Tuttle. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; sister, Dr. Nancy Tuttle; daughter, Addie Campaigne and husband Fred; daughter, Val Adams; step-son, Jay Means; grandchildren, Sarah Perkins, Andrea Bierschwale and husband Patrick, Andrew Monroe, Thomas Adams, Sanchelle Lee, David Lee, and Jennifer Means; and 5 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Wally's life will be held at 11:00am on Sat., Dec. 3, 2011 at April Sound Church, 67 1/2 April Wind South, Montgomery, TX 77356. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Lions Camp, P.O. Box 247, Kerrville,TX 78029.

You are invited to leave a written condolence to the family on our website at www.shmfh.com


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