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 Gary Edward Book

Gary Edward Book

Death 3 Jun 2014 (aged 52)
Burial Bluffton, Llano County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 131657030 · View Source
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Gary Edward Book, age 52, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, in the loving presence of his twin sister, Gayle, and her husband, Chuck Seefeldt.

He and Gayle were born on August 8, 1961, in Tulia, Texas. Born with a congenital heart defect, Gary underwent open-heart surgery as an infant and then again at age five. As an infant, he was one of the first people to undergo this new and groundbreaking surgical procedure.

He grew up on a family farm near Nazareth, Texas, surrounded by a large family. Always good at sports, Gary excelled especially in basketball, football, and golf. He played basketball and football for Nazareth High School and enjoyed golf later in life.

After graduating from Nazareth High School in 1980, he attended Texas State Technical Institute. He had a long and dedicated career as an electrical technician for Texas Instruments and then Raytheon.

He was a beloved and fun uncle to his many nephews and nieces and was a generous and caring brother, son, and friend. With a warm, trusting personality and enjoyment of good-natured laughter, Gary enjoyed life to the fullest. His true gifts were in conversation and in making other people feel comfortable in his presence. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, providing a helping hand to others, and playing and watching sports.

He was preceded in death by his sister Luella Book; mother, Rita Book and brother-in-law Steve Koch. He is survived by his father George H. Book; by ten brothers and sisters and their spouses, Jackie Koch, Karen and Louis Loyd, Peggy and Sidney Birkenfeld, George N. and Lynette Book, Kelly Book, Chris and Becky Book, Gayle and Chuck Seefeldt, Loretta Book, Scott and Karin Book, and Joshua Book; and by numerous nieces and nephews. A vigil service and rosary was held on Friday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, 307 E. Sandstone Street, Llano, Texas.

The funeral service was on Saturday, June 7, at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 700 Bessemer Avenue, Llano, Texas. Burial followed at Bluffton Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano, Texas.

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  • Created by: Janet Bertram
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131657030
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gary Edward Book (8 Aug 1961–3 Jun 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131657030, citing Bluffton Cemetery, Bluffton, Llano County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Janet Bertram (contributor 46518456) .