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William Claiborne  Dugas

Obituary for William Claiborne Dugas

July 6, 1980 - January 18, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 37


William Claiborne Dugas, born in Waco, Texas on July 6,1980, passed peacefully at his home in Austin on January 18, 2018. Will bravely battled brain cancer and defied expectations, rules, and limitations throughout his journey. He was an exemplary son, a caring brother, and a fiercely loyal friend who had a zest for life and a wry wit that kept everyone around him smiling. Will was a creative thinker who loved the arts, music, travel, and philosophical pursuits. He was a talented writer of short stories and poetry. Will was a magnificent and unique human being. Will's absence will be felt by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him. He is survived by his mother, Nina Newkirk (& husband Joe; step sisters, Laura and Heather), his father, Clay Dugas (& stepmother, Shannon), his sister, Frances Long (& husband, Matt), his brothers, Alex and Logan, and his girlfriend, Ilonka Soto.

Please see Rosary and Funeral Mass schedule on this site: Funeral Mass (w/reception to follow) Saturday, February 24 @ 10:00 AM. Holy Ghost Catholic Church; 6921 Chetwood Dr.; Houston, TX 77081. Rosary @ 9:15 AM the same day in the church.

Services are pending for an Austin celebration of his life.

In lieu of flowers, we will ask donations in Will's name to charity listed on this website.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions made to one of the following of Will's favorite places:
  • Casa de Luz
    1701 Toomey Rd
    Austin, TX 78704

Arrangements By

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home South

2620 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
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