Denson W. Ware Sr. Obituary, 2013

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather was welcomed into the Lord’s Heavenly Home on Thursday, February 14, 2013. He was born in Athens, Texas on July 13, 1922 to Roy and Minnie Moore Ware. Preceding him in death were his parents, sister Gladys and brother Erskine Ware. Denson was blessed with a full active life. He served in World War II with the 80th Fighter Squadron in the South Pacific area including Australia, New Guinea, the Schouten Islands and many others. He was especially fond of Australia. Some of his favorite travels were to the 8th Fighter Group and the 80th Fighter Squadron reunions. He served from Sept. 1941 to Sept. 1945. After his discharge he moved to San Antonio and became an air conditioning engineer and worked with General Electric as their Regional Manager. He became interested in the space program and made his career at Brooks Field Aero Space Medicine until his retirement. He was very dedicated to the Moon Landing Mission and was the first to volunteer to be on call for after hour duty. After the successful Moon Landing he received a Presidential Certificate for his participation in the mission. Following his retirement he and his wife enjoyed volunteer work and he spent over 22 years volunteering at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital. In addition, they started a luncheon program for seniors at their church, Christ Lutheran of Alamo Heights. He enjoyed picking up seniors who had no transportation. He was active in his church working with the Luther League youth group, being an usher, helping with Cresthaven Children’s Home, assisting with Meals on Wheels and the Leisure League Senior’s program. He and his wife were members of Beautify San Antonio Association and for many years worked together giving awards to businesses that met the goals of the association. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. As a lover of outdoor activities, he had many enjoyable years traveling with the Blue Bonnet Bells retired Telephone Pioneer R V Campers to International, regional, state and local rallies and campouts. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 plus years, Frances, and daughters Johnell Allard-husband David, Lavelle Brown, and son Denson W. Ware II-wife Karen, Grandchildren Mark Baldwin, Debbie Watson, Rodney Brown-wife Michelle, Rhonda Brown Schlegel-husband Christian, and Dustin W. Ware, Great Grand children, David and Kendall Watson, Austin and Alexandria Brown, Christina, Isabelle, Patrick, and Felix Schlegel.
The family would like to thank all the Doctors, nurses, chaplains and all the health care team at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital and Evercare Hospice Services for their excellent care, compassion and love during this difficult time. They were all a blessing to Denson and his family.
Source:  Express-News on Feb. 17, 2013

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