David W. Eudaly, of Art, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at the age of 53.
David Wayne Eudaly was born August 14, 1954, in Bridgeport, Texas, to LaRoy and Dortha (Dee) Fuqua Eudaly. Upon graduation from Socorro High School in El Paso, he enlisted in the Air Force; spending time in Vietnam and serving throughout Southeast Asia. After returning from military service, David earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas – Permian Basin. He then continued his education, earning a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Texas A & M University.
He married his best friend, LouDell Boleyn, on June 11, 1988. David worked for the city of Bryan and various state agencies in Houston and Austin. He and LouDell spent as much time as possible throughout the years at their ranch in Art and have lived on the ranch full time for the last 12 years, with David traveling for work as required. He was a city planner by occupation but was a rancher at heart.
David’s most enjoyable activities were spending time in the country working the cattle, hunting and bowling. David was a Past Master and Life Member of Masonic Lodge 273 of Mason, Texas. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, York Rite, and Ben Hur Shrine of Austin. David was a member of the American Institute of Certified Planers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Mr. Eudaly is survived by his wife, LouDell Eudaly, of Art; daughters Christi Cooper and husband Craig of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Sandi Duncan and husband Eric of El Lago, Texas; son, Patrick Oliver and wife Ivy of Austin, Texas; mother, Dee Knight and husband Larry of Duncan, Oklahoma and sister Louette Eudaly of Odessa, Texas. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Julianna Cooper, Elaina Cooper and Mason Oliver.
Funeral services for David Eudaly were held on Sunday, June 22, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Bates presiding. Eric Duncan, Patrick Oliver, Craig Cooper, Joe Jackson, Emeth Bauer and Mark Schuler served as pallbearers. Interment followed on the Eudaly Ranch.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at masonfuneralhome.net. Arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.