Donald Owen Theobald followed his beloved wife, Phyllis to God on December 16, 2009 in Houston, Texas. Phyllis passed on December 6, 2009. Don was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on March 13, 1926, the son of Dwight Castle Theobald and J. Evelyn Munn.
Donald is survived by his daughter, Gail Hood, grandson Justin Sparks, Brother Dwight Theobald and his sons, Ted, Tom, Dan and Don Theobald and daughters Jo Ann Kohler, Jeri Peterson, Jane McClelland and Barbara Nytes, Nancy Morett, Bill Reed and Bill Munn.
Donald joined the Air Force after High School and served from 1944 through 1947 with an honorable discharge. After military service, he attended and graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He married Phyllis June Brockmeyer in August of 1948. They chose to reside in Colorado Springs where he went to work for Sears Roebuck and Co. for close to 40 years. It was in Colorado Springs where they had their first and only child, Gail in 1953. Sears transferred Don throughout the years to Dallas, Corpus Christi and finally Houston, TX where he worked for several years, then retired. Shortly after retirement, he decided to go to work again, this time for H&R Block in Rosenberg, TX where he enjoyed 20 more years before retiring again. Don and Phyllis made the most of their spare time by traveling across the United States visiting friends, family and new and exciting locales.
Don was a wonderful provider and attentive father and always there for his family. He worked hard to make sure his family had a comfortable and wonderful life. Don was always active in his daughter’s life, always ready with guidance, and the always needed car maintenance. He was great at all the “dad stuff”. He will always be remembered as a loving and proud husband and dad. And his family was loving and proud in return.
Family and friends are invited to send condolences to his daughter, Gail Hood at 15219 Corona Del Mar, Houston, TX 77083. In lieu of a memorial service, the family is planning a more uplifting get-together in Spring 2010 to celebrate both their lives.