In Memory

Richard Lee Gehle - Class Of 1941

Richard Lee Gehle

Richard Lee Gehle died  December 9, 2005, at his home near Junction. He was born May 20, 1923, in Long Beach, California. In World War II, he served in Europe, returning in 1945 to attend Occidental College near Los Angeles. After graduation, he entered the Air Force as a 2nd lieutenant. He served 30 years, retiring as a Colonel in 1980. He then spent several years in Kerrville as an administrator of nursing homes, before "re-retiring."

Colonel Gehle is survived by his wife of 59 years, Van (Doris Van Vliet Gehle); five daughters, Belinda J. Brantley, Suellen Stewart, Alison Flanagan, Hilarie J. Kollaja and Laura J. Fly; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Kerrville Daily Times (Texas), December 22, 2005