Carl Allen Nolte, was born a bouncing baby boy of thirteen pounds on January 26, 1936 in Thrall, Williamson County, Tx. to Frank Alonzo “Lonnie” and Eunice Allbritten Nolte. He was born on his sister, Kathryn’s, 5th birthday and he never let her forget that he was the best present she ever got and lasted the longest. His wife Gwen asked Kathryn how their mom prepared for two birthdays on the same day and she replied that her mother made her an angel food cake and Carl a devil’s food cake and then she said, “Does that tell you anything?”
He helped his dad on the cotton farm as all of the siblings did. He was the youngest of six and learned to drive the tractor early. His dad got cancer and the doctors did not think he would walk again, so Carl farmed for him after school. After Carl married Gwen Sellers Goodman of Austin, Tx. July 19, 1980, she pointed out that there was a space in the backyard of their home in Spring, Tx. for a garden. Carl said, “You can plant one if you want to, but I am through farming!”
Carl entered the U.S. Air Force at age nineteen and served twenty years. During his tour of duty he was stationed in Italy, Germany, Turkey, and Vietnam to name a few. In the U. S. he worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Also he worked at Bergstrom Air Base in Austin, Tx. and did special work for President Lyndon B. Johnson when the President flew in to his Johnson City, Tx. ranch.
Carl’s first wife was Dorthea “Doris” Wolfgang of Salzburg Austria. They had two children, Steven Allen Nolte and Sandra Marie Nolte Granier who survive. Doris passed away and Carl raised his two children for eight years while working and pursuing his college education at San Marcos, Tx.
He received his degree and spent 20 years as an agent with the U. S. Treasury Dept. working as an accountant and auditor in Houston, Tx. He retired December 31, 1999.
In 2003 he was a cancer patient himself receiving radiation treatments at M.D. Anderson. He remained cancer free the rest of his life.
He was preceded in death by both of his brothers and a sister-in-law, Frank H. (wife Lois Jones Nolte) and Harold Dean (who never married). His three sisters and three brother-in laws, Claudia (Sis) and Rosemary (husband Francis C. Hoffpauir) and Kathryn (1st husband Warren Owens and 2nd Joe C. Parker) preceded him in death also.
He is survived by his brother-in-law, Walter F. “Dutch” Nelson, husband of Claudia (Sis) and son-in-law, Michael Granier.
Besides his two children, he was stepfather to Gwen’s sons, Clint Goodman and Boyd Goodman who survive him. He and Gwen worked hard to raise their four children together. Later they were blessed with six grandchildren, Heather Nolte, Sean Granier, David Granier, Rubie Goodman, Colby Goodman and Abigail “Abby” Goodman, all who survive him. Carl is also survived by MANY nieces & nephews, great nieces and great nephews AND great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
His loving wife, Gwen, of 36 years survives. Their 37th anniversary would be July 19, 2017.
A celebration of his wonderful life of 81years will be held at Addison Funeral Home at Kuykendahl and Louetta in Spring, Tx. Tues., June 20, 2017. Visitation is from 10:30 – 11:30 and his service begins at 11:30.
Burial will in Junction City Cemetery, Junction, Tx. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. officiated by Rev. John Curry of First Baptist Church. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, Junction, Tx.
Honorary Pallbearers are members of his 1954 Thrall graduating class and his co-workers at IRS in Houston.
Memorials in his memory can be made to the Heart Association or Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice.
Thank you family and friends for your love and support!
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