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Ulmer, William Edward

Posted: 1 Sep 2006 12:46PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Quin,Ulmer, St. Martin
Ulmer, William Edward

ULMER William Edward Ulmer, a retired Federal Banker, died on August 28, 2006 at Touro Infirmary following a brief illness. He was 99. Mr. Ulmer was born in Hazlehurst, MS on March 8, 1907, the son of William Clay Ulmer and Margaret Quin Ulmer. When Mr. Ulmer's father died in 1911, his family moved to Magnolia, MS. In 1921 he moved to New Orleans with his mother and sisters. He attended Warren Easton High School, Tulane University, and the American Institute of Banking. He began working for the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank on October 12, 1923 as a clerk and retired in 1969 as President of the Bank. Mr. Ulmer served on many national and district Farm Credit Committees, and was considered to be an expert in the field of agricultural financing and Farm Credit Bank operations. For over seventy years, he has been a member of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church where he served for many years on the Investment Committee and was the accountant for the Trust Funds. In 1993 he was recognized as an Honorary Trustee. Mr. Ulmer was a member of the Sons of the Revolution since 1961. He received the Sons of the Revolution General President's Commendation Award for Outstanding Service to the General Society in 1981, at which time he was declared an honorary President of the Sons of the Revolution of Louisiana. He was also very active in the Salvation Army. Mr. Ulmer was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International ""in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between peoples of the world''. Mr. Ulmer married Ruth St. Martin in 1931. The late Mrs. Ulmer has been a 1925 Newcomb Art Department graduate and was one of Tulane's first female cheerleaders. Mr. and Mrs. Ulmer remained involved in Tulane's activities throughout their lives. Survivors include three daughters: Jane Ulmer Brown of Alameda, CA; Elisabeth "Le" Ulmer Wagner of Frederick, MD; and Ruth "Candy" Ulmer Kirby of New Orleans, LA; five grandchildren: Allison Peyron Brown of San Fransico, CA; Anne Wagner Leeper of Washington DC; Kristin Wagner Parker of Arlington, VA; William Clay Kirby and Alexander Devenport Kirby of New Orleans; and eight great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at St. Charles Ave. Presbyterian Church chapel, 1545 State St., New Orleans, LA on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held at the Chapel from 9:30 to 11:00 am on Saturday, September 2, 2006. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to the St. Charles Presbyterian Church.

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