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A Tribute to Dallas Emmer Legan II

July 15, 1952 - January 29, 2017



Dallas Emmer Legan died January 29, 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Dallas was preceded in death by his parents, William Howard Legan and Lenora Cozette Hurt Legan, and by his half-brother William Howard Legan, Jr. He is survived by his sisters Victoria Legan Fogelson of Payson, Arizona and Marguerite Isabel Legan II of Victoria, Texas; and his nieces and nephews Michael Legan, Heather Legan, Dallas Rae Legan, Ryan Legan, George David Durham III of McAllen, Texas, and Dallas Legan Durham of Austin, Texas.

Dallas was born July 15, 1952 in Houston, Harris County, Texas to William Howard Legan (aka Homer Howard Legan) and Lenora Cozette Hurt Legan.

Dallas spent his formative years in Houston, Corpus Christi, and Victoria, Texas. He made his profession of faith in the Baptist church as an adolescent.

He graduated from Victoria High School in 1970. He continued his education by attending Texas A&M University, and received his undergraduate degree and masters degree in electrical engineering from the University of Houston, Victoria Campus. While in California, he continued his university education in computer science.

Dallas was employed with Gary Aircraft in Victoria, Texas, and Mays Aluminum Company in El Campo, Texas, and a nuclear power facility in the vicinity of Pocatello, Idaho, and Rockwell International in Downey, California. While at Rockwell, Dallas worked on the development of the space shuttle. For the remainder of his career, Dallas did contract computer programming for numerous firms.

Dallas was an active member in the Karl Hess Club, UNIX Users of Southern California, and Southern California OS/2 Users Group (SCOUG). He was a voracious science fiction reader, an accomplished chess player, enjoyed sailing, bicycling, and music

His family wishes to express gratitude to his friends for their numerous acts of kindness to Dallas during his illness. Dallas will be interred in the Legan family plot in Forest Park Cemetery in Houston, Texas with his grandparents.