Allen Abraham Ware Obituary, 2011

Allen Ware Obituary

February 8, 2011

WICHITA FALLS – Allen A. Ware, 82, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, in Wichita Falls.  Services will be held at Hampton-Vaughn Funeral Home at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb, 8.Allen was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Mineral Wells, Texas, to Will Tom Ware and Maggie Weimer Ware. He graduated from Mineral Wells High School where he was captain of the football team in 1945, and attended Hardin College before graduating from Midwestern State University with a degree in geology. He served his country first in the Merchant Marines and then as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He served as a pilot, flying various airplanes including the B-25, C-54, and C-124.He married Mary Ann Murray of Electra in 1950. After college, Allen worked as a geologist for Phillips Petroleum and then as an independent geologist. In the early 1970’s he became a Real Estate Broker, opening his own office and then working with Century 21 Real Estate, and was an active member of the Wichita Falls Association of Realtors for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed helping people find their new homes, and cherished the long friendships formed in the real estate community. He was a faithful member of Grace Church in Wichita Falls and kept up with the progress and new buildings of the church right up until his death.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his son, David Murray Ware; his parents; and brothers James Edward of Ft. Worth and Gregory of Weatherford.  He is survived by his daughter, Donna Carol Ware, of Wichita Falls; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Elizabeth Lea and Brian Lashley, of Royse City, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews, and many long-time and loyal friends.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to Senior Care Health and Rehab for the excellent care given to Allen for the past three years, and to Hospice of Wichita Falls for helping him be comfortable and well-cared for in his last few days.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Senior Care Center, Food Bank of Wichita Falls, City of Faith Mission, or Humane Society of Wichita County.

Please share both your written and spoken condolences and fond memories with the Ware family at

Hampton-Vaughn Funeral Home

Source:  Mineral Wells Index. Com, Mineral Wells, TX

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