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Wylie Erwin "Brick" Welter


Wylie Erwin "Brick" Welter died January 1, 2012, in Houston, Texas, at age 100.
Brick was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Grace Pauline Young Welter, on March 7, 1996, and by his grandson, David Scott Welter, on March 23, 2003.
He is survived by his son Don E. Welter and wife Sue, and granddaughter Erica; and by his daughter, Sue Ann and husband Gary Nichols, and granddaughter Erin.

Brick was the third child of Gustov and Katherine Welter, born on April 13, 1911 in Augusta, Kansas. His red hair led to his life-long nickname, Brick, and his family fondly called him "Little Brick", following his brother. Brick and Grace met in Augusta in 1938
and were married there on June 9, 1940.

Brick's career in the oil industry led him to Magnolia, Arkansas, and Delhi, Louisiana, before moving to Sweetwater, Texas, in 1954. From there he and his family came to Colorado City, Texas, in 1957, where he retired from Sun Oil Company in 1976.

The Welters stayed in Colorado City in retirement, until Brick moved to Houston in 2005 to be near family. He became a resident of the Clarewood House Retirement Community, and found there a very caring environment of new friends.

The Welters were dedicated members of the First United Methodist Church, 333 Chestnut Street, Colorado City, and a celebration of Brick's life will be held there on Friday, January 6, 2012, at 10:00 am. Visitation will be Thursday, January 5, 5:30–7:30 pm at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home, 338 Locust Street, Colorado City.

In lieu of flowers, the family believes that Brick would be most appreciative of remembrances made to the First United Methodist Church, 333 Chestnut Street, Colorado City, TX 79512; or to Clarewood House, 7400 Clarewood Drive, Houston, TX 77036.


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