|Birth: ||Nov. 3, 1917|
|Death: ||May 19, 1996|
BS U of Texas '39; he joined the W. S. Bellows Construction Corp in 1946, becoming president in 1960. Mr. Bellows was chairman of the board of the W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation, a position he held since 1979. He was past president (1973) of the Houston chapter of Associated General Contractors of America, a life member of ASCE and TSPE, and an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, Houston (1993). The College of Engineering at UT Austin honored him in 1978 as a Distinguished Graduate. He also was presented the Rice Design Alliance Award for Design Excellence in 1994. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; and his daughter, Elizabeth. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Ruth and Warren Bellows III, and Laura and Thomas Bellows; four grandchildren; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Ann and George Bellows, Sanny and Frank Bellows, and Beverly Crowley James.
Austin American-Statesman (TX) - Sunday, May 19, 1996
Warren Sylvanus Bellows, Jr., 78, died Sunday, May 19, 1996. Mr. Bellows was chairman of the board of the W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation and an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Houston, where he served also as Sunday School teacher and superintendent. Mr. Bellows was born on November 3, 1917, in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada, and was raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He worked from 1938-40 at W.S. Bellows Construction in bricklaying, engineering, design and estimating and in 1941 as assistant superintendent at Todd California Ship Building Company in Richmond, California. From 1941-46, Mr. Bellows served in the United States Navy in the Civil Engineers Corps as a resident officer at various U.S. Navy construction projects and in Pacific theater construciton battalions. Since 1947, Mr. Bellows had lived in Houston, Texas, and had worked for Bellows Construction. He served as president of the corporation from 1959-78 and as chairman since 1979.
Mr. Bellow was past president (1973) of the Houston chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Texas Society of Profesional Engineers, and an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, Houston (1993). He was honored by his alma mater, the University of Texas, in 1978 as a Distinguished Graduate, College of Engineering and in 1994 was presented the Rice Design Alliance Award for Design Excellence. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen-Local #1, the Sons of the American Revolution-Houston chapter, the River Oaks Country Club, the Coronado Club, the Ramada-Tejas Club, the Eagle Lake Rod and Gun Club, and the Jolly Boys Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; and his daughter, Elizabeth.
Mr. Bellows is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Ruth and Warren S. Bellows III, and Laura and Thomas F. Bellows; four grandchildren; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Ann and George F. Bellows, Sanny and Frank W. Bellows and Beverly Crowley James; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 1996, at the First Presbyterian Church of Houston, 5300 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77004, with Dr. Victor D. Pentz officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church after the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Houston or to the charity of your choice.
Warren S. Bellows (1889 - 1967)
Anna Elizabeth Williams Bellows (1889 - 1971)
Barbara Crowley Bellows (1925 - 1995)*
Thomas Ferris Bellows (1954 - 2007)*
Elizabeth Ann Bellows (1959 - 1994)*
Elizabeth Anne Bellows Williams (1915 - 1975)*
Warren Sylvanus Bellows (1917 - 1996)
Franklin Williams Bellows (1922 - 2013)*
George Ferris Bellows (1925 - 2005)*
Forest Park Cemetery
Plot: Section 22, Lot 548
GPS (lat/lon): 29.71402, -95.30477
Created by: Jim Ferris
Record added: Feb 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105706012