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Surrenden Kay Angly

Obituary for Surrenden Kay Angly

August 12, 1941 - June 12, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 76


On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, as the sun set so did the life of Surrenden Hill Angly, 76 of Austin. Born Surrenden Kay Hill to Mary B. and James E. Hill in Seton Hospital, she was named for an area near her mother's childhood home outside of London (not Texas). Surrenden grew up "towards the country" on Jollyville Road just north of Austin. She graduated with the class of 1959 from McCallum High School. She was an officer of the "Mighty" Blue Brigade Drill Team and a majorette with the band.

She attended UT where she joined Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, was a member of the Orange Jackets among several other organizations, and fell in love with the father of her children, Maurice Angly, Jr. They eloped and were married in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico in 1962. After a brief honeymoon to Monterrey, they began a fast and fun life of children (3 births in 8 years), law school, the practice of law and politics (1962-1976).

Surrenden graduated from UT Law School in 1969 and joined her husband in the law firm of Angly & Angly on the 8th floor of the Scarborough Building.

She recalled her years in politics with the fondest of memories (numerous campaigns and conventions). She was President of Texas Federation of Republican Women (1969-1972). She was an early board member of the Natural Science Guild of Austin (1971) and a proud member through the years of the Women's Symphony League.

At the dissolution of her law practice, she "kept moving forward" and bought Hill Country Pools, an existing pool cleaning business. She learned the "business of business" and grew the business incrementally over the next 40 years. She ventured into seasonal endeavors like a Christmas tree decorating business on Balcones Dr. (Hill Country Christmas). Always willing to try a new thing but not necessarily a new way, she ultimately kept the focus of the business on pool cleaning and service. She grew to be proud that many former employees of Hill Country Pools went on to build their own businesses and prosper. Her present group of employees showed her a kindness and grace that stemmed from a mutual respect, only found in the economic giant that is small business in the USA.

In her later years, she attended a Good Shepherd bible study. At times when she was unable to attend, she was there in spirit and prayed for us all.

A motto she tried to inspire in all, and yet by her own admission failed to live by at times, was: "be gentle, be kind". This motto was her guiding force with all animals, especially her beloved dogs.

Surrenden is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children, Maurice Angly, III (Trey), wife Mitzi; Katherine Angly James, husband Monte; Surrenden Angly Gillespie, husband Lawrence Sheridan, Jr. (Danny). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Louisa Angly, Maurice Angly, IV (Reece), David Angly, Monte James, Jr. and wife Emily, Forest James, Lawrence Sheridan Gillespie, III (Trey), Carson Gillespie, and Kingsley Gillespie.

The grace and professionalism she was shown by the staff at St. David's Hospital is of great comfort to her family.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 3201 Windsor Road, Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Austin Humane Society, The Women's Symphony League of Austin, The Settlement Home, or the Help Hand Home.

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  • In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Austin Humane Society, The Women's Symphony League of Austin, The Settlement Home, or the Help Hand Home.

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Austin, TX 78705
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