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Submitted by:
Sandi Carter

© The Tuttle Times
14 July 2004

Gerald Victor Wallace

Gerald Victor Wallace was born March 17, 1927 in Haven, Kansas to Harold Bernard And Elsie May [Terry] Wallace and departed this life on July 8, 2004 at the age of 77 years, 3 months, and 20 days at his home at 601 Wildwood in Tuttle, Oklahoma.

He grew up on the family farm in Two Buttes, Colorado and after high school graduation, volunteered for service in the U.S. Navy. In July of 1945, he was shipped to Hawaii. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he married the love of his life, Anna Gene McKinley on April 25, 1948. To this, union four children were born.

Gerald spent twenty-nine years of his adult life working as a truck driver for Santa Fe Trail and Transportation in Raton and Albuquerque, New Mexico and later in Broomfield, Colorado. Upon retirement, he worked as a school bus driver in Broomfield for five years. In 1989, Gerald and Ann moved to their home in Tuttle, where he worked with his son, Kevin, at his automotive business.

Gerald was a faithful Christian and an active member at the Snow Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseshoes, ping-pong and was an avid bowler. He also took pleasure in woodworking and researching our family history

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Ann of the home; his daughter Crystal Widener and husband Cliff, son Kevin Wallace and wife Tammy all of Tuttle; son Kendal Wallace and wife Lynn of Elkhart, Kansas, and son Craig Wallace and wife Andrea of Broomfield, Colorado; also ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. His brothers, Norval Wallace and wife Mary of Springfield, Colorado, and Erland Wallace and wife Lou Ann of Texhoma, Oklahoma, and a sister, Reva Buttram of Alamagordo, New Mexico, and a host of other relatives and friends also survive him.

He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather who greatly enjoyed this life and is most certainly enjoying his new and eternal life. He will be missed by those who knew him but the remaining memories are so sweet.

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