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Isom Eugene Medford
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1918
Van Alstyne
Grayson County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1996
Harris County
Texas, USA

Husband of Mattie Bea Prather; son of Isom Garrette Medford and Josie Belle Walker


SOM EUGENE MEDFORD- was born September 21, 1918 in Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas, and died September 22, 1996 in Huntsville, Texas. He married MATTIE BEA PRATHER , daughter of IRA PRATHER and JEWELL BAXTER.

Houston Chronicle Wednesday, Sept. 25 1996 - Isom Eugene "Gene" Medford passed away at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston on Sunday September 22, 1996. "Gene" was born in Van Alstyne, Texas, the son of Isom Garrett and Josie Bell Walker Medford on September 21, 1918. He joined the Church of Christ in Gunter, Texas when he was thirteen years of age, and graduated from Van Alstyne High School as Valedictorian of the class of 1935. He attended North Texas State Teachers College graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in 1939. Prior to World War II he taught school in Burnet and Bowie, Texas. He was accepted into a special fellowship study program for meteorology in the Army Air Corp. at the start of World War II and received a Masters Degree, Ph.D. course work and commission. He later served as a weather officer in Harlingen, Texas, Hawaii, Guam and Okinawa. After the war he taught school in Huntsville, Texas prior to accepting a position with United State Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. and later in New York. He transferred to the Weather bureau Office in Houston, San Antonio, New Orleans, and retiring as Principal in Charge at Houston in 1983. Upon retirement he received the Bronze Medal of Excellence in Performance from the Federal Government. Also upon retirement he became a very active volunteer for the City Library of Huntsville,Texas and researched widely in genealogy. Memberships over the years included the Lions Club, Texas Meteorology Society, AARR, Retired Federal Government Employees, Friends of the Library in Huntsville, Texas and the Genealogical Society. His survivors include his wife, Mattie Bea Prather Medford; son Richard Prather Medford and wife Julie Ann, grand-daughter Corin Kathleen; grandson Thomas Edward Childs Medford, sister Dorothy and husband Dr. J. D. Murphree; sisters-in-law , Rachel Prather Allen and husband Forest, and Eleanor Prather Dube and husband Lawrence; nephews Dan Murphree, Roger Murphree; nieces Linda Gale Backus, Kay Bohne and Lawren Ann Rives. Funeral services at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday September 25, 1996 in the Huntsville Funeral Home Chapel, with internment in Fairfield City Cemetery, Fairfield, Texas at 4:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of choice. Service under the direction of Huntsville funeral Hom
Family links: 
  Isom Garrette Medford (1896 - 1993)
  Josie Belle Walker Medford (1896 - 1971)
  Mattie Bea Prather Medford (1919 - 2012)*
  Isom Eugene Medford (1918 - 1996)
  Dorothy Belle Murphree Medford Shepherd (1921 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairfield Cemetery
Freestone County
Texas, USA
Created by: Monte Walker
Record added: Nov 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22656184
Isom Eugene Medford
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Thank you Isom for your service to our great country during WWII. Rest in Peace Soldier.
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