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“My grandfather believed he had only one chance to live and only one chance to live it right. He definitely lived his to the fullest and I know he...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Marie Webb - Austin, TX

“Marc,Renee, Marie & Jason: We are saddened to here of the passing of your father and grandfather, Allen Webb. It is never easy to have a loved one...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Bob & Charlene Rhodes - TX

“I will miss my father-in-law who encouraged his family to explore their interests. Because Allen was a life-long learner and enjoyed the adventure...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Ranee Webb - Round Rock, TX

“My father, although a chemist by trade, was the best teacher I ever had. He didn’t use lessons as much as he taught by example in how he lived...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Marc Webb - Round Rock, TX

“We will also miss him. Love to all ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Larry and Nan - Liberty, TX


Allen Nystrom Webb died on October 9th at his home in Austin, Texas. He was born on December 14, 1921 in Wichita, Kansas to Frank Cooper Webb and Ellen Evelyn Nystrom. He went to elementary and high school in Wellington, Kansas, graduating in the Class of 1939. He initial college years were spent at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, where he received his BS in Chemistry. On September 26, 1943, he married Georgine Helen Creo. He attended one semester at The Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago as a Fellow of The Institute of Gas Technology. From there, he was selected to be a member of a research team for the Manhattan Project. His group spent two years researching the separating of Boron isotopes at the facilities of Standard Oil of Indiana in Whiting, Indiana. After World War II, he returned to his formal education, attending the University of California Berkeley. His field of study was Structure of Diborane under Professor K.S. Pitzer. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1949. His thirty-one year career as a research chemist for Texaco began at the Texaco Research Laboratory in Beacon, New York, specializing in petroleum catalysts and fuel cell research. As an exchange chemist, he spent a most enjoyable year at the Texaco Laboratory in Ghent, Belgium, followed by four years at the research laboratory in Port Arthur, Texas. In 1980, he retired to Austin, Texas. In his personal life, he was a highly accomplished photographer. He was a lover of classical music, especially classical guitar. A tireless world traveler, he also enjoyed years of cycling and hiking. His childhood love of trains and train travel continued throughout his adult life. For the last six years, he appreciated being a member of U.T. LAMP. He is survived by his wife, his two sons Marc and Todd, his daughter Charis Forney, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. No services planned. Obituary and guestbook available online at wcfish.com