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In Memory of

Wendell Edgell

August 12, 1925 - August 4, 2017

Obituary


Wendell R. Edgell, 91, went to heaven to be with his wife of 65 years on August 4, 2017.
Wendell was born in Salina, Kansas on August 12, 1925 to Elmer Ellsworth Edgell and Eva Schmidt Edgell. He was raised in McPherson, Texas. During World War II, he was a member of the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945 where he flew B-17s as a flight engineer and B- 29s as an electrical mechanic gunner. After the War, he attended Wichita State University. He met and married Carrol N. Edgell in Wichita, Kansas in...

Wendell R. Edgell, 91, went to heaven to be with his wife of 65 years on August 4, 2017.
Wendell was born in Salina, Kansas on August 12, 1925 to Elmer Ellsworth Edgell and Eva Schmidt Edgell. He was raised in McPherson, Texas. During World War II, he was a member of the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945 where he flew B-17s as a flight engineer and B- 29s as an electrical mechanic gunner. After the War, he attended Wichita State University. He met and married Carrol N. Edgell in Wichita, Kansas in 1948. He graduated with a degree in Geology.
As a couple, Wendell and Carrol moved from one small West Texas town to another as Wendell was just getting his start. They had two sons, Richard B. Edgell who was born in Midland, and David Edgell who was born in El Paso where Wendell worked for El Paso Natural Gas. They moved back to Midland twice and finally stayed in 1975. He was proud of both of his sons, one who became a lawyer and the other who taught at Texas Tech.
He was a Texas Master Gardener and a member of the AAPG, Permian Basin Geological and New Mexico Geological Societies.
Wendell is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Clarence and Keneth Edgell.
He is survived by his sons, Richard and David Edgell.
There will be a graveside service at Fairview Cemetery on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. followed by memorial service at First United Methodist Church in the Glass Chapel at 12:00 p.m. officiated by Melissa Shuler.
Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com