OBITUARY

Clint Albert Bertrand

December 19, 1930November 23, 2010

Clint Albert Bertrand, 79, of College Station, passed away at his home November 23, 2010. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday November 27, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at College Station City Cemetery. A time of fellowship follows at First United Methodist Church.

Clint was born December 19, 1930 in Purmela, Texas to Rabb and Mildred Bertrand. He graduated in 1952 from Texas A&M University and served as an Engineer Officer in the United States Army. His military service was followed by his life's calling as a professor in the Engineering Technology department at his alma mater with 53 years of service. He was defined by his dedication to his students and their educational careers. He was honored at his retirement celebration by an appreciative group of his former students who collectively created an endowed scholarship in his name to perpetuate his service to the students he soloved. Clint was also a loving husband to his wife and dedicated father to his children and grandchildren. He always offered a loving and thoughtful ear and insightful guidance to his family and always supported them in their choices. He and his wife were lifelong members of the First United Methodist Church of Bryan, TX. He enjoyed his rural lifestyle and his lifelong interest in woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister Charlotte Chafin.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ruth Bertrand of College Station; sons, Steven Bertrand and wife, Suzie, of Lake Dallas and Wayne Bertrand of College Station; daughter, Sharon Rickard and husband, Carlton, of Katy; sister, Antonece Rogers of Oglesby; brother, Anson Bertrand of Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Jaclyn Zugich and husband, Jeff, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Garrett Bertrand and wife, Lindsey, of College Station, and Lydia Rickard of Katy; and several nieces and nephews.

If desired, Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Clint Bertrand Endowed Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to the Texas A&M Foundation with the fund name in the memo section.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 27, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, November 26, 2010
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March 20, 2011

Ruth,

I just found out about Clint and have told Faye. We didn't know and we are sorry and send our condolences.

Brenda Landreth Whiteside

Wes Pate

January 8, 2011

Belated condolences. Dr. Bertrand will be missed. As a student in his Hydraulics and Pnuematics class in 1980, I learned more than just fluid mechanics. He made an impression that has lasted over 30 years. Well wishes to Steven and Suzie.

L. H.

January 6, 2011

When I think back on my days at A&M, I often remember Dr. Bertrand. He was so kind and caring (and smart!) and obviously cared personally about his students. All of the future students who will not get to know him will be missing a blessing.

Mark Weisberg

January 6, 2011

Dr. Clint Bertrand's passing was a tremendous loss to his family, the Texas A&M University E.T. Department and the thousands of students over the years that attended his classes and received his good counsel. Along with Dr. Morgan and Dr. Comstock, Dr. Bertrand was a very constructive influence to me within the Industrial Technology program during my years as an undergrad and graduate student from 1977 to 1982. In his modest and unassuming way he was a living example of kindness and both ethical and professional behavior to his students and peers.
I offer my respect and condolences to his family.
Rest in peace, Dr. Bertrand, knowing that you made a difference.

Paul R.

January 6, 2011

Taught me a thing or two during my time at A&M. Well liked, I had a great deal of respect for Dr. Bertrand. Was fortunate to have learned from him.

Scott Skelton

January 6, 2011

Dr. Bertrand,

Thanks for giving a screw-up like me a second chance to graduate. Your patience and influence was instrumental in getting through the program.

You were the first stop I made after clearing the board at Heaton prior to graduation to thank.

MSS '88

Jeff Latimer '97

January 5, 2011

Dr. Bertrand gave me an opportunity when I really needed one! He was an excellent mentor and professor. Thanks to his faith in me I went on to graduate and have a succesfull career. Thanks again Dr. Bertrand for inspiring me to do my best!

Bruce Sealy

January 5, 2011

I was truly saddened to learn, just today, of the passing of Dr. Bertrand. As a student in the E.T. dept. in the late 70's/early 80's, Dr. Bertrand became more than a teacher/mentor, he became a friend. As one of the last people to complete the Master's program that the department had, he conveyed his knowledge and wisdom to those of us in his various classes and helped us to be better prepared for our careers and life journeys. He will be missed.

Wes & Linda Mays

December 15, 2010

Our throughts are prayers are with you. I am only sorry that I did not have a chance to meet Prof. Bertrand in person. Again, our sincerest sympathy.

Degory & Ginny Hudson

December 11, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.