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“This is way late as I was sitting around and thinking of the old days. Pop was my football coach in Germany in 1956. I never forgot him. How could...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Joe Maruca - San Diego, CA

“Mrs. D , Elaine & Calvin We are sorry for your loss, He was a wonderful , wonderful man, always happy and being funny. What a wonderful journey his...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Randy & Lorraine - San Marcos, TX

“Uncle Roland was a loving, laughing man. He will be missed. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Monica Barrows Roberson - TX

“A great example of how life should be lived. God, Family & Country. Say Hi to dad for us when you get up there, I know he will be glad to see you...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Tom & Reta Thieme - Monument, CO

“Thinking of Roland and the family today. You are in my prayers. Pat Graham ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Pat Graham - Colorado Springs, CO

“With you today. Love ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Thieme - Colorado Sprgs., CO

“'We love Grandpa and Grandma Daigle'. Our deepest sympathy to the Daigle family! Houston family! ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Houston - Austin, TX

“Oh the memories of you and growing up. You always said i was your favorite niece but i bet you told all of us that. I know you and Frank are teeing...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Nanette Hlavaty - Houston, TX

“We will always remember Rolands love of life and his smile. It was so contageous you always had to smile back. At the last "old timers" he attended...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Vickie & Dave Spate - Columbia, MO

“Coach,Daigle Sorry For You Lost! Your Dad was a Good Man(Hombe).. He will be Missed! Bert Serna ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Bert Serna - San Marcos, TX

“Roland was my hero. He was bigger than life, starting with the horse calvary in the late 30's until he retired from military service 20 plus years...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: jim and jane kelley - san marcos, TX

“Elaine, Calvin and family, My heart goes out to you. Prayers for strength to face the days ahead. May your memories of great times with your...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Martha Salmon - San Marcos, TX

“Aunt Willaveen, Bobby, Wayne, and Elaine, I will never forget the great times we had growing up in this great big Daigle family, some of my best...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Raymond ( Scooter) Daigle, Jr - TX

“Willaveene and family, Our prayers are with you during your time of loss. Skippy thought so much of Uncle Roland and talked often of summers spent...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Charlotte - Houston, TX

“We will miss you, Uncle!!! Love to the family, Billie Jo and Dick ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Billie Jo Dandeneau - Lexington, KY

“Uncle Roland was a wonderful man who was loved by many. He was quite a character & spending time around him was always fun. We are so sorry for your...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Penny & Gary Daigle - TX

“you will be missed, we love you. Stacy, Daniel, Vincent and Matthew Zavisch ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Stacy Zavisch - Tomball, TX

“we love all of you. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: ray@ rj henrichson - hamshire, TX

“My the wonderful memories you have of your Dad help you through this time of sorrow! Sending our deepest Sympathy! ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Roy & Earlene - TX

“My best to all the family. The obituary was incredible. His is a great legacy. Sincerely--Claudia (Kathi) Dwyer--ArVelle's sister ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Claudia Dwyer - Dallas, TX

Roland J. "Pop" Daigle, 89, died peacefully on September 26, 2012 in San Marcos, Texas, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. A viewing will be held this Saturday at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos, Texas, beginning at 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. Pastor Bob Maas will be the officiant. The internment after cremation, which will include full military honors, will be held next Thursday at 10 a.m. at the San Marcos City Cemetery. Roland was born April 30, 1923 in Port Arthur, Texas to Donation and Virginia Daigle. He joined the Army at the age of seventeen and served for twenty-one years. While serving in the Army, Roland met his wife of sixty-nine years, Willaveene, at the age of twenty at a USO dance in Ft. Bliss, Texas. His military career included tours of duty in both World War II and the Korean War. Before retiring as a Captain, he had been awarded a battlefield commission in Korea and both a Silver Star and a Bronze Star – two of America's highest military decorations. After his military career, Roland embarked on a new career – one as a college student. He enrolled at Southwest Texas State College and not only earned his Bachelor's degree from SWT but also walked on to the Bobcat football team at the ripe old age of thirty-nine. Roland went on to earn his Master's degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. He coached and taught in the San Marcos area until he retired. In his retirement he enjoyed traveling, golfing, biking, swimming, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed and placed importance in exercising his mind as well. He was an avid bridge player, a lover of books and he loved teaching his grandchildren anything ranging from history to mathematics. Roland was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Marcos, a Shriner and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Daigle is survived by his wife, Willaveene; his brother, Raymond Daigle, his children and their spouses, Wayne and Lisa Daigle, Robert and ArVelle Daigle, and Elaine and Calvin Thomas; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Of special note, all seven of Roland's grandchildren graduated from institutions of higher learning due in no small part to the example set by Roland. Memorial donations may be made to the Roland J. Daigle Tribute Fund with the Alzheimer's Association. act.alz.org/goto/daigle Please sign our online guest registry at www.thomasonfuneralhome. com. (512) 396-2300.

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Thomason Funeral Home
2001 Ranch Rd 12 San Marcos, TX 78666
Tel. (512) 396-2300