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OBIT-David Thomas Dauphin

MISSION – David Thomas Dauphin, 68, and passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Mission.

He was born October 2, 1946 in Baytown.

He developed an award-winning web site,, promoting the Rio Grande Valley’s flora and fauna. He was a past president of the Texas Ornithological Society and served on the boards of numerous nature and civic organizations in the Houston and Rio Grande Valley.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Janice Powell Dauphin of Mission; daughter, Stephanie Scott of Austin; sister, Dianne Johnson of Baytown; and two grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, F. H. and Ruth Goss Dauphin and brother, Dennis Dauphin.

A memorial service will be held in the Spring, 2016, in the Houston area to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Texas Ornithological Society or any conservation or nature organization of the donor’s choice.

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