William A. "Bill" Traylor Jr. (1943 - 2011)

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William A. "Bill" Traylor, Jr. of Montgomery, Texas died on October 23, 2011 at his home after a fight against pancreatic cancer.

Born in Huntsville on October 24, 1943 to William and Margaret Traylor, Bill was raised in New Waverly and received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's degree in education from Sam Houston State University. He was a steadfast Longhorn fan, regardless of the sport.

Bill spent the majority of his professional career as an educator, teaching math and computer science and coaching tennis at Conroe High School. He also served as an Assistant Principal at Magnolia and Oak Ridge High Schools. He later combined his love of teaching with his passion for travel by serving as a teacher of the children of military personnel on overseas bases in Scotland, England and the Azores Islands. He ended his teaching career at Sam Houston State University where he taught future teachers how to integrate computers into the classroom.

After retiring from teaching, Bill continued to be active in the community and to pursue his lifelong interest in politics. He worked tirelessly with the Montgomery County Democrats, contributing his superior organizational skills and his deep commitment to ethics and fairness.

In addition to raising Lowline Angus on his ranch in Montgomery, Bill loved to hike and explore new places. His favorite travel destinations included Big Bend, Colorado and the Grand Canyon. He traveled throughout the world visiting Europe, Canada, Russia, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan and Mexico, where he relished the chance to observe different people and cultures. He sought out opportunities to learn and to challenge his mind with problems to solve and ideas to ponder. Bill was an engaging person who found ways to help others when he saw that help was needed.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria, his two children; daughter, Rebecca and her husband, Scott Dowd, and son, Jeff and his wife Pam. His legacy includes five grandchildren; Travis, Alex and Kendall Dowd, and Jane and Robbie Traylor.

The visitation will be held at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery on Tuesday, October 25th from 5 to 8 p.m. A private memorial service will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to support pancreatic cancer research at www.curepc.org, the Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association, or to a charity of choice.

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

Published on yourconroenews.com from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15, 2011
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