Robert Allen Gardner, Jr. ‘62
January 24, 1943 - August 12, 2021

Robert Allen Gardner, Jr. died at his home in Bandera on August 12 at age 78. 

Robert was initiated into the Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter in 1962, served two terms as Grand Master, and earned an MBA from UT Austin. 

He served as a Captain in the Medical Service Corps in the US Army during the Vietnam war, earning the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He later enjoyed a successful 40-year career as a financial advisor for several multinational investment banks and financial service companies. 

"Allen was an outstanding Kappa Sig — both as an active and as an alum," said pledge brother Hagen McMahon. “He was one of the best rush captains of our era and often stayed with me in my family’s home in Midland during rush season. Everyone liked him and enjoyed his company. He made us all proud as a Kappa Sig brother and leader.” 

Allen is survived by his wife, Sherri, a daughter and a son. He is also survived by his brother, Jim Gardner '66, a sister, and their families. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Beth. 

William “Tudey” Thornton Teten ’71
December 17, 1952 - July 20, 2021

Tau brother William “Tudey” Teten died at his home in Austin on July 20 at age 68. 

Tudey transferred from UT Austin to Sam Houston State University, earning a B.S. in Criminology and Corrections. After working for several unforgettable years within the Texas Department of Corrections — and enduring an 11-day prison siege — he returned to Austin. He worked for over a decade in his family’s oil and gas exploration company and then as a portfolio manager for a brokerage firm. 

A fifth-generation Austinite active in his community, Tudey began moonlighting as a writer for the West Austin News, first covering high school sporting events and later writing a weekly column. In 2006, he authored Very Truly Tudey: An Austin Anthology

“Tudey was a Renaissance man through and through,” said his cousin and Tau brother, Jim Scott ’67. “He was a gifted writer, engaging storyteller, and excelled in esoteric trivia and needlepoint. But, more importantly, he was a devoted husband, proud father, and loyal friend.” 

He is survived by his wife, Deborah, three grown children, and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Paul Teten ’69, and cousin, Jim Scott ’67.