Richard A Wallace 1913-2010

Richard A. Wallace
Marysville, CA

Long time Clan Wallace Society Worldwide Council Member and Convener Richard Andrew Wallace, 87, of Marysville, CA passed away peacefully with his wife Janice & family by his side on March 25th, 2010.  Born in Philipsburg, PA.  A Yuba Sutter resident since 1964.  Retired Air Force with 26 yrs. of service in 3 Wars, World War II, Korea & Vietnam.

His passion was his family.  A love for his wife, Jan, for 56 wonderful yrs.  His 3 children; Joanne Wallace, husband Rick, Andy Wallace, wife Pam, Priscilla Wurm, husband Vint. 6 grandchildren; Lee Foster IV, wife Heather, Richard Foster, Logan Wurm, Casey Wallace, Tyler Wallace & Andrew Wallace. 4 Great grandchildren, Levi Foster V, Georgia Foster, Kayla Wallace & Lexi Wallace.  Richard enjoyed his retirement while doing woodworking, Dutch Oven cooking, promoting Clan Wallace Society & traveling.

Full Military Memorial Service was held on April 3, 10am at Ullrey Chapel in Marysville, CA

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James H. Wallace 1948-2009

James H. Wallace
Greenville, KY

Long time Clan Wallace Society Worldwide Council Member James Harrison Wallace, 61, of Greenville, Kentucky died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born Sept. 29, 1948, in Hammond, Ind., was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a phlebotomist and a member of First Christian Church, Greenville.  Jim, along with several members of his family, was active in Scottish Affairs and participated at Games and Festivals in the Midwest, being a regular at the Glasgow Kentucky Highland Games.  His absence will be felt by those who knew this pleasant and interesting gentleman. Jim was preceded in death by grandson, Silas Harrison; parents Paul and Ione; and brother Joey.

Survivors include: his wife, Coni Theios Wallace; sons: Justin (Nicole), Damon and Heath; grandchildren: Turner and Jaxon; sister: Paula (Jamie); nephews: Thomas (Robin), Todd, Seth and Andrew; great-niece: Courtney; great-nephews: Gideon and Ben (Kelsey); father and mother-in-law: John and Glenda; sister-in-law: Robin; and many relatives and friends.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: Monroe Carell Jr., Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Gift Processing Office, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727.

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William B. Wallace 1917-2009

William B. Wallace
McMinnville, OR

William B. (“Bill”) Wallace passed away quietly in his sleep at the age of 91 on the morning of Wed. May 20, 2009, after a brief but precipitous decline following complications from a stroke.

Bill was born on June 14, 1917 in Kearney, NJ to Anna (McManus) & James Wallace of Paisley, Scotland.

Bill was a lifelong patron of the arts, & enjoyed jazz band & choir concerts, theatre, ballet & dining in Manhattan, NY for many years before enjoying the same, on a smaller scale, upon his retirement to McMinnville, Oregon at the age of 86.

His first job was as a “Bobbin boy” at the Coates & Clark Thread Co., & he spoke fondly of the opportunity to work & live a rugged, outdoor life as a teenage member of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC’s) in Idaho during the Depression.

He had a long career as a precision toolmaker, machinist & aerospace manufacturer.  Among his contributions to early rocketry, Bill helped design & build the X-15 rocket engine & the Lunar Excursion Module.  He was founder & President of his company, Mechanical Laboratories, Inc.

Bill had a life-long love of music.  He was an accomplished drummer, and dabbled in piano & “vibes”. While playing at an event, Bill met & fell in love with the darkly beautiful Teresa Morman.  They eloped on the train to Maryland, but found on their return that the event was not received well by either sets of parents.  They were married (again!) on July 13, 1941 at St. Cecelia’s Roman Catholic Church in Kearney, NJ.  They had six children.

Bill participated in the Allied Invasion of Normandy in WW II as an engineer with the Merchant Marines supply fleet.

Bill will be remembered warmly for a generous heart, a forgiving spirit and for his cosmopolitan taste in clothes, food and jazz.  He had a vibrant and playful sense of humor, & often spoke of his namesake, William Wallace.  He spoke of being one in a 400 year line of Williams born to Jameses born to Williams, & deeply treasured his Scottish roots.  On a recent visit to the Highland Games in Oregon, Bill met the President of the Clan Wallace Society & was delighted to learn he may very well have been the oldest member of the Clan in America.

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Chev. James (Jim) Anthony Wallace Schmelzer KCTJ, KST 1935-2009

Chev. James (Jim) Anthony Wallace Schmelzer
Canyon Lake, Tx

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, October 12, 1935 to Thelma Fox Schmelzer and Anthony Schmelzer Jr., Jim Schmelzer died peacefully in the afternoon on March 28, 2009 of cancer after a long illness. He leaves no immediate family but many, many good friends. Jim was an active Council Member of the Clan Wallace Society Worldwide, a member of The St. Andrew Society of Baltimore, a Knight in the Order of Sao Teatonio, and a Knight Commander in the Priory of St. James of Jerusalem of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem; also known as the Knights Templar.
Jim got his bachelor’s degree from University of Arkansas; Masters from Northern Illinois in DeKalb and worked on his PhD at the University of Maryland at College park; he then taught Art and Art History in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, and retired from Montgomery County, MD. He loved life, cooking, dining, theater, his friends, and all things Scottish. We will miss you Jim.

A memorial service was held at 10:00AM Saturday April, 18, 2009 at St. John Neuman Church, 620 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD.

In lieu of flowers, he asked you to contribute to your favorite school or environmental group, such as The Nature Conservancy or The Chesapeake Bay Foundation.


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Karen Chives 1942-2008

Karen Schives
Chatham, Ontario CA

CWSW member, Karen Schives, 66 of Chatham Ontario passed away December 28, 2008 after a lengthy illness.  Karen leaves her husband Bob, 3 daughters, and 4 grandchildren.  She was the sister of CWSW member Beverly Rock of Fergus, Ont. and cousin to CWSW Canadian Commissioner Dorothy Wallace Knight. of Woodslee, Ontario.

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Murray C (Mike) Walker Jr. 1923-2008

Murray C (Mike) Walker Jr.
Silver Spring, MD

Clan Wallace Council Member (#878) MURRAY C. WALKER, JR. “Mike” On Thursday, October 9, 2008. Beloved husband of Betty J. Walker and the late Peggy J. Walker; father of Kevin B. Walker, Michelle D. Mosier and Kim T. Vichich; brother of Jean Knight. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was also a Knight Commander in the Priory of St. James of Jerusalem, SMOTJ, where he served as Treasurer.

Relatives and friends may call at COLLINS FUNERAL HOME, 500 University Blvd., West, Silver Spring, MD, Monday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday, October 14, at 1 p.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Hospital Foundation, 11801 Tech Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904.

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Herbert Halliday Wright 1920-2008

Herbert Halliday Wright
Annandale, VA

Clan Wallace Council Member (#196) Herbert Halliday Wright of Annandale, Virginia passed away on June 28, 2008 at age 88.  He was a long time member of Clan Wallace Society (Worldwide).  Herbert was a native of Washington, D.C. and grew up at the Anderson House on Massachusetts Avenue.  He was a graduate of Western High School.  He apprenticed as a printer and worked for the Government Printing Office for over 45 years.  Herbert served on the Board of the Central Fairfax Services and was licensed as a Lay Eucharistic Minister by the Episcopal Bishop of Virginia.  He is predeceased by a son, Andrew Wright.  Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Ella H. Wright; children Catherine Ann Wright, and Frederick W. Wright and granddaughter Emma Seibert Wright.  Burial took place at National Memorial Park on July 3, 2008.  Donations may be made to the Catherine Ann Wright Fund at Central Fairfax Services, 6860 Commercial Drive, Springfield, VA 22151.


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Peggy H. Wallace-Webbe 1921-2008

Peggy H. Wallace-Webbe
Johnson City, TN

The Clan Wallace Society (Worldwide) is saddened to announce the death of Peggy H. Wallace-Webbe who passed away June 22. She was a resident of Johnson City, Tennessee.

She was a council member of CWS, since 1965. She served several years as a director of the society and I believe 2 years as secretary. She was 87 years old at the time of her death. She and her husband Thomas B. Wallace were two of the very first members of the Society. They were both Council members. Her son Thomas B. Wallace III is a past President of the Society.


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Paul Addison Wallace 1960-2008

Paul Addison Wallace
Port Arthur, TX

Clan Wallace Life Member (#872) Paul Addison Wallace, 48, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away at his residence on June 12, 2008.  He was born in Port Arthur on April 9, 1960 to Marcus James and Mary Hebert Wallace.  He was the loving son of Mary Wallace of Port Arthur; brother of Michael Dale Wallace of Port Arthur, Lowry Wallace of Port Arthur, Lloyd Wallace of Mt. Vernon, Everett Wallace of Mt. Vernon, CWS Past-President Marcus James Wallace, Jr. of Corinth, William Wayne Wallace of Canyon Lake, and Ruth Wallace of Port Arthur, all of Texas.  He was preceded in death by his father, Marcus James Wallace.

A graveside service was Monday, June 16th at 2:00 p.m. at Greenhill Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.  Paul was buried in his kilt with his staff by his side. His brothers and sister were all members of Clan Wallace Society.

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William Henry Shaw Wallace, Sr. 1923-2008

William H.S. Wallace, Sr.

William Henry Shaw Wallace, Sr.
Churchton, MD

Clan Wallace Councilman (#24) William H.S. Wallace, Sr. passed away after a long illness on Friday, April 18, 2008.   Beloved husband of Katherine D. Wallace and devoted father of member William H.S. Wallace, Jr. (Betsy) and Grandfather of Ian, all CWS Members, Robert E Wallace, M. Elizabeth Bachert, Donald R Dixon, Jr., Beverly D Shaklee and Patricia D. Pugliese. He is also survived by 11 grand children and three great-grandsons.  He wasz preceded in death by his first wife Martha Owens Wallace, parents of William H.S. and Elizabeth Shuey Wallace, and a brother George F. Wallace.

A funeral service and celebration of his life was held at Friendship United Methodist Church, Friendship, MD.He was intered at Marylands Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. MD with Merchant Marine Coast Guard Honors.

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