Thursday, May 7, 2009
Harold L. Demaree, age 72, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2009, after suffering a traumatic brain injury. He was born to Glen V. Demaree and Anna Odenwald Demaree in New York City, New York on March 31, 1937.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Lori Demaree.
Harry graduated from Plattsmouth Nebraska High School in 1954 then attended the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry where he graduated in 1961. He then served in the United States Air Force for 2 years.
Harry established his private dental practice in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1963. He belonged to the Lincoln District Dental Association, Nebraska State Dental Association and the American Dental Association. While living in Lincoln, he served on the national board of directors for Faith at Work.
In 1980, Harry began working in the field of dental office design. After moving to Austin, Texas in 1981 Harry formed his own dental office design company, T.H.E. Design, Inc., from which he retired in 2006.
Harry's favorite pastimes were golf, fishing, cooking, reading, traveling, Nebraska football and spending time with family and friends.
Harold is survived by his wife, Beverly Jacobs Demaree; son, Michael Demaree; daughter, Julie Demaree and husband Stanley Dill; grandchildren, Karis Ward, Micaiah Ward, Anna Dill and Jacob Olzsewski; step grandchild, Justin Dill and wife Juliet, great grandchild, Cash Harrison Ward; sister; Virginia Golodetz.
The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 3:00-5:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 in the chapel of Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home. Family will be available to receive guests starting at 1:00pm. A Celebration of his life will continue after the funeral in Sun City at the Legacy Oaks Club House.
A memorial service will also be held in Lincoln, Nebraska on Friday, May 22 at 2:00pm at First Plymouth Congregational Church. Family will greet guests starting at 1:00. Celebration Party to follow, place to be announced.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.mem.com, or via email.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to: Alzheimers Association (www.alzgift.org), HealthcareForAllTexas.org, or a charity of your choice (Blanco friends can donate to these, or to Keep Blanco Beautiful or Young Life). Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.
Addresses for cards:
Bev Demaree - 113 Fox Home Lane, Georgetown, TX 78633
Mike Demaree - 5215 Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78756
Julie Demaree - 803 Pecan St., Blanco, TX 78606