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David C. Wardlaw

Obituary for David C. Wardlaw

March 28, 1977 - December 11, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 41

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David Courtney Wardlaw, 41, died peacefully in his home in Austin, Texas on December 11, 2018 after battling cancer. He was born on March 28, 1977 in San Angelo, Texas to Anna Trimble Wardlaw and H.R. Wardlaw III. David graduated from San Angelo Central High School in 1995. He was a recipient of the high school Faculty Award, which was based on character, citizenship, and academics. David attended the University of Texas in Austin, where he graduated with a B.A. in economics and a business foundation certificate from The McCombs School of Business. He was an active member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a passionate supporter of The Texas Longhorns.

David obtained a Masters in Health Care Administration at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He was a hospital administrator at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Dallas, Texas for many years. David moved back to Austin, Texas in 2007 and began his career in commercial real estate and development. In 2010, he joined his fraternity brother, John Bundy, at Development 2000.

David married his beloved wife and best friend, Elizabeth Fegley Wardlaw, on February 6, 2010 in Austin, Texas. They have three beautiful children together, whom he adored and loved wholeheartedly.

David was an avid outdoorsman. His enjoyment of the outdoors and appreciation of nature started at an early age at the family ranch located on the Middle Concho River in Tom Green County, Texas. David was a fourth generation owner of the ranch. He was an expert hunter, fisherman, and practiced stewardship of the land. Since David's birth, he spent most all of his summers in Creede, Colorado, where he became an accomplished fly fisherman.

Above all, David's love for his family superseded everything in his life. David is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Fegley Wardlaw, daughter Anna Elizabeth Wardlaw (6), daughter Catherine Falk "Kate" Wardlaw (3), son William James "Will" Wardlaw (19 months), devoted brother Michael Trimble Wardlaw, his wife Shannon Thomas Wardlaw, and their son, Thomas Brooks Wardlaw, all of Austin, TX; his loving parents, Anna Trimble Wardlaw and H.R. Wardlaw III, of San Angelo, TX; his parents in-law, Cynthia Bartlett Fegley and Gary James Fegley, of Austin, TX; and his brother-in-law, Joshua Bartlett Fegley, of Minneapolis, MN and his children, Connor Bjorneby Fegley and Lauren Bjorneby Fegley

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin, TX. The Reverend Morgan Allen will officiate. There will be a reception at the church after the service, followed by a celebration of life.

The David C. Wardlaw Fund has been established through the Austin Community Foundation to allow Anna, Kate and Will to continue the legacy of David's generous heart. Donations can be made at www.austincf.org.

The Wardlaw Children Education Fund has been established at Wells Fargo. Donations can be mailed to Wells Fargo Bank 3105 Windsor Road Austin, TX 78703 or in person at any Wells Fargo location.

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  • The David C. Wardlaw Fund has been established through the Austin Community Foundation to allow Anna, Kate and Will to continue the legacy of David's generous heart. Donations can be made at www.austincf.org.

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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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