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Carl Unlaub

August 1, 1938 — June 8, 2022

Carl G. Unlaub, 83, of Dumas, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 8, 2022 of complications due to heart surgery. Memorial services are scheduled for 4 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at First Christian Church in Dumas with Rev. Darrell Wait, pastor of the church, officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Beeson – Morrison Funeral Directors. 

Carl was born August 1, 1938 in Dallas, Tx to Francis Hall and Charles Unlaub. In 1959, Carl met the love of his life, Betty Bain, in Red River and soon after they married at the First Christian Church in Dumas on December 21, 1959. As a 27 year Army veteran, Carl began his military career in the Amarillo Special Forces Reserve Unit. Carl served in many places with his family, including Vietnam where he would receive a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Legion of Merit award.  After retiring from the military in 1983, he and Betty planted their roots in Dumas where Carl ran his computer business, The Unlaub Company. The couple spent 54 wonderful years together before Betty was called to be with the Lord after a long fight with cancer.

Carl’s passion was serving the community in many different ways. He served on the Moore County Hospital board and the hospital auxiliary board. Carl was a Red Cross volunteer for over 20 years and served on the Moore County Development Board for 4 years. He was a Boy Scout leader and a member of the District Scout Council where he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award for service to the scouting tradition. Carl was instrumental in starting a Student Emergency Response Team (SERT) class taught at Dumas High School for the past 12 years and along with these students took on the task of community disaster preparedness including relief, water and meals along with a place to rest at the Dumas Lodge, for the firemen during grassfire season. He was the coordinator for the Moore County Citizen Corps, organizing and conducting training for the volunteer disaster response. 

He was a proud Texas Mason and served in many capacities in several lodges of the Panhandle District along with serving beside his wife through the Order of the Eastern Star. Carl was a 50-year Mason being initiated in Ft. Benning, Ga Lodge # 579, in August of 1970. He received his Fellowcraft degree in September of 1970 and in October 1970, he was raised as a Master Mason. He affiliated with Dumas Lodge #1009 in September 1983 and became an Endowed (Life) member in 2001. Carl was appointed as DDGM for this district and served from December 1990 to December 1991. He was the District education officer as well as District instructor, serving from 2000 to 2017. Carl had a passion for keeping Masonry alive in the panhandle and worked tirelessly to keep the smaller communities strong. He was a life member of Rock Island Lodge #869 as it consolidated with Dumas, and a plural member of Texline, Tx. Carl held many jobs in these separate lodges and earned a lifetime certificate for the esoteric work and was awarded the Golden Trowel award in 2005 for his service to Masonry. Carl spent many years as Treasurer and Secretary of the Dumas lodge #1009 before he once again needed to help other lodges and was currently serving as Worshipful Master in Texline and chaplain in Dumas. 

Carl was a natural born leader, educator to all, and extremely passionate about the endeavors he pursued. He was fully committed to every task he set his sights on including sailing his family from Hawaii to Maryland in a 41’ sailboat in 1974, establishing a tree farm, and cabin building in Colorado. 

Carl is survived by his children: Chuck and wife Jolene Unlaub of Monte Vista, Co, and Emily and husband Ed Nolte of Amarillo, Tx; a sister: Nancy and husband Bob Anderson of Albuquerque, NM; granddaughters: Rikki and husband Brad Hanson of Amarillo, Tx, Candy and husband Tim Schumaker of Colorado Springs, Co, and Tory and husband Justin Dees of Amarillo, Tx; great grandchildren: Kinsler and Blakely Hanson, Gavin and Hudson Dees all of Amarillo, Tx, Lincoln Schumaker of Colorado Springs, Co; niece: Anita and husband Robert Gonzales of Cimarron, NM; nephew: David Blake of Rio Rancho, NM; as well as many other friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Tx 75219.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

First Christian Church

423 S Maddox, Dumas, TX 79029

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