Carl Burgess Fortune

Carl Burgess Fortune, 81, of Kerrville, died Monday, March 10, 2014.

Graveside services and interment were held Wednesday, March 12, at 3 p.m. in the Ussery Cemetery in Luling.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Fortune was born March 8, 1933, in Luling, the son of Raymond Carl Fortune and Mattie Lee Ussery Fortune. He married Elsie Mondragon on June 30, 1992, in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines, and she survives.

A United States Navy veteran, Burgess served from Nov. 14, 1951, until Jan. 30, 1952.

He retired from the Bechtel Corporation, working as a control system engineer for 35 years, both internationally and domestically.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Beaumont, the Southeast Texas Mustang Club and the Great War Association.

In addition to his wife, Fortune is survived by two sons, one daughter and spouses, including Steven Carl and Andrea Fortune of The Woodlands; Robert Carl Fortune of Tampa, Fla., and Charmelyn Upao and Tom Harper of New York, N.Y.

Survivors also include two grandchildren; one sister, one brother and spouses, Emma and Gaston Clotiaux of Baton Rouge, La., and George Wayne and Diane Fortune of Vidor; and his mother- and father-in-law, Elena Mondragon and Artimeo Upao.

Fortune was preceded in death by his parents.

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