Dr. Raymond Earl Carver, BM ’55, of Austin died Jan. 16 at age 85. Funeral Home Services for Raymond are being provided by Neptune Society - Austin of Austin, TX.
Don Tate Cates, BA ’55, LLB ’57, of Forney, TX, died Dec. 9 at age 84.
Don Tate Cates, born on June 12, 1933 in Commerce, Texas, went home to Heaven on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Don was surrounded by his loved ones at his time of death. Don is now rejoicing in Heaven with his Lord and Savior whom he faithfully and joyfully served all his days on earth. Don and his wife, Stella, were blissfully married for 60 years. Family was his number one priority. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were his delight and spending time with them was his favorite pastime, especially when he could involve the kids in some of his other pastimes: Texas Rangers baseball, Baylor football, playing racquetball, Scrabble, and drinking coffee. Don received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1955 and his Juris Doctor in 1957, both from Baylor University. He was a proud Baylor Bear and enjoyed many trips to Waco with family and friends to support Baylor Football.
Don was a practicing attorney for 60 years with a passion for helping others. It has been said that Don’s wise counsel saved more marriages than he completed divorces. Don was an active public servant serving as the Mayor of Forney 1985-1997, Kaufman County Justice of the Peace 2001-2010, and a Director for the North Texas Municipal Water District 2002-2017. Don was an active and involved church member. He served as a Deacon, teacher, and youth group leader at First Baptist Dallas. When the Cates family moved to Forney in 1974, Don became active at First Baptist Forney serving as a Deacon and teaching a men’s Bible study class for 30 years.Don loved God first and foremost and took to heart Joshua 24:15 “…but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Don was a loyal friend, mentor, leader, provider, and patriarch.
He leaves a legacy of Christian faith as he is survived by wife, Stella Oates Cates; son, William Don Cates and wife, Susan of Tehuacana, Texas; daughter, Margaret Ruth Cates Burchett of Forney; son, John Robert Cates & wife, Belinda of Forney; son, Harry Louis Cates II of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Misty Holler & husband, David, Cara Taylor & husband, Ryan, Hannah Cates & husband, Charlie Blueweiss, John Thomas Cates, Cecily Cates, Chelsea Cates, Avery Cates, Elijah Cates, Joseph Burchett, Marla Burchett, Lindsay Cates, Elizabeth Cates, William Cates; great grandchildren, Christine Holler, Sean Holler, Alexander Donawho, Margaret Holler, Micah Holler, Anderson Silva, Evelyn Holler, Tate Holler, and Jocelyn Taylor; sister, Vivian Cates Crowson of Longview, Texas; and brother Michael Reid Cates and wife Linda of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Don is preceded in death by parents, Harry Louis Cates, Sr. and Bobbye Tate Cates; brothers, Harry Louis Cates, Jr., George Truett Cates, Durward Hampton Cates; sister, Yvonne Cates Garrett.Service will be 11:00 am on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Forney with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at New Hope Funeral Home in Sunnyvale.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Forney Building Fund in lieu of flowers. (New Hope Funeral Home)
Col. Silver C. Chisum, BS ’55, of Austin died Jan. 5 at age 90.
Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) Silver "Chis" Chisum of Austin, Texas, passed away January 5, 2018, at the age of 90. Silver Chisum is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Billie Chisum; their four children: Carolyn Sweeney and husband Kevin, Michael Chisum, Patricia Looney, and Randall Chisum and wife Cindy; six grandchildren: Amber Harrison and husband James, Caitlin Taylor and husband Michael, Laura Chisum, Janna Shepherd and husband Scotty, Daniel Chisum, and Elissa Thomasson and husband Bryce; and three great-grandchildren: Courtney Harrison, Shona Shepherd, and Edward Shepherd.
Lt. Col. Chisum served our nation in the US military for over 30 years, including the US Navy, US Marines, and US Air Force. Silver Chisum joined the US Navy as a naval corpsman in 1945 and was assigned to the USS Missouri. In 1946-1947, Silver participated in Operation High Jump, which established a research base in Antarctica, Little America IV. Silver received his commission with the US Air Force through the ROTC program at Baylor University in 1948. He was called on to active duty because of the Korean War. In 1953, he earned his pilot's wings.
He graduated Baylor University in 1955 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. From 1953-1955, Silver flew fighter aircraft, including F86 and F80s for the TAC (Tactical Air Command). From 1955-1970, Silver was assigned to MAC (Military Airlift Command), and piloted cargo planes (C124, C130, and C47) in and out of Asia and Vietnam during two tours of duty. From 1970-1971, Silver served as the Squadron Commander for the 18th SOS (Special Operations Squadron) out of Da Nang Airbase, Vietnam. He flew night interdiction missions in the AC119K gunship. During this time, Silver earned the Distinguished Flying Cross when he successfully piloted his aircraft back to the base, after receiving heavy damage from anti-aircraft fire and losing engine power. Upon later recalling the incident, Silver gave testimony that the astounding escape from a fiery crash was solely to be credited to a miracle of God, and not to his own skill. Upon his return, Silver transferred to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, where he was instrumental in starting the Social Actions Program. Silver retired from the US Air Force in 1978. Lt. Col. Chisum earned numerous awards and medals during his military career including: Distinguished Flying Cross (18th SOS Vietnam), Bronze Star, Air Medal with Two Oak Leaves, Air Force Accommodation Medal (One Oak Leaf), Air Force Outstanding Unit Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with One Star), Antarctica Service Medal (Operation High Jump), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Two Stars), Vietnam Service Medal (Four Stars), Air Force Longevity Award (Four Oak Leaves), Air Force Reserve Medal, Small Arms Expert Ribbon. Silver enjoyed football and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
He had divided loyalties between University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University as his sons each attended a different school. Silver loved to swim, especially at the beach while the family was stationed in Hawaii. His children have many wonderful memories of Fort DeRussy Beach in Honolulu, and swimming out to the anchored platform with their dad as each of them became stronger swimmers. Silver had an appreciation of music, and enjoyed listening to Luciano Pavarotti and the Three Tenors but was particularly fond of Willie Nelson songs of any kind. He had a huge sweet tooth, as any of his friends will attest, most often satisfied with chocolate. Silver enjoyed playing pool, teaching his grandchildren how to play, repairing pool cues, and watching Western movies. He avidly studied the Bible, especially in his retirement. Silver was a member of High Pointe Baptist Church, often arriving early on Sunday mornings to open the church, make coffee, and set out water for the pastor and song director. Visitation will be held Friday, January 12, 2018, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd. Services are scheduled for Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11:00 am, at High Pointe Baptist Church, 12030 Dessau Rd., Pastor Juan Sanchez officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Silver's name to Meals on Wheels Central Texas or Mobile Loaves and Fishes. The family extends a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Buckner Villas for their devotion and loving care, and Regina Graham of Hospice of Austin for her compassionate, professional care in the final weeks of Silver's life. (Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home)
Ann Morris Hazlett, ’55, of Dallas died Jan. 23 at age 84.
Ann was born to Sarah Ruth & James Harold Morris, graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas & attended Baylor University. Ann married her high school sweetheart Richard & they returned to Dallas where she became the most amazing mother a child could hope for. She was a tireless volunteer but also made time for FUN! She loved parties with her Lakewood buddies and martinis on the deck at Emmaus lake weekends. Events at her home were gracious & warm, just as she was. Ann is survived by her husband, Richard E. Hazlett, Jr, children Ben Hazlett & Lynn Sloan and Jeff & Caroline Hazlett, grandchildren Austin Hazlett & Alanna Ross, Megan Hazlett & Mathieu Debic, Nathan Hazlett, Sarah & Taylor Tichenor, and Josh Turner.
She is also survived by countless relatives & friends who will miss her grace, style & sense of humor. The family wishes to extend thanks to all who helped care for Ann, especially Tracey Canady whose friendship & love made Ann's last years brighter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wesley Rankin Community Center by visiting www.wesleyrankin.org/give A celebration of Ann's life will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:00pm in the sanctuary of Highland Park United Methodist Church. Family will greet friends at a church reception following the service.
(Published in Dallas Morning News)
Rev. Robert Joe Potts, BA ’55, of San Antonio died Dec. 24 at age 84.
Rev. Potts died Dec.24,2017, age 84. M.Div. from SW Seminary. Survived by wife, Dorothy M. Cook BA ’54. Married for 62 years. Son, Robert Potts, jr. BA '80 and daughter Katherine Musgrove. Pastored Baptist churches in Texas and Georgia for forty-plus years including: FBC, Corsicana, TX, '65-'73; FBC Columbus, GA, '73-'95. CBF missionary 1996-1998 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Awarded Doctor of Divinity degree from Mercer University, Macon, GA. (submitted)
Laura Virginia Tillotson, BM ’55, of Greenville, SC, died Dec. 12 at age 84.
Laura Virginia Tillotson, 84, a longtime resident of Brevard, peacefully passed into eternal rest Dec. 12, 2017.
Known as “Ginny,” “Tillie,” and “Miss Tilly,” she leaves behind a world made brighter by her smile, more beautiful through her music, funnier with her ever present humor and happier with her laughter.
Born in Hendersonville, she is survived by her brother, James L. Tillotson (Judy), of Charlotte, N.C., several nieces, cousins and countless dear friends.
She joins her parents, Harold and Eunice Tillotson; brother, Harold Jr .; sister, Myrtle Ann; nephew, Scott Tillotson; great-niece, Cyndie Candler Mattingly; and many other relatives.
Growing up next to her grandparent’s boarding house, The Cottage Hotel, she played clarinet in high school and received a scholarship from James Pfohl to attend Transylvania Music Camp, today’s Brevard Music Center. She would return to Brevard Music Center every summer after, through college and graduate school and into her teaching career.
She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from Baylor University in Texas, her Master of Music Degree at the University of Illinois, pursued doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Jacksonville Univer-sity, Northwestern Univer-sity and Frostburg State University and studied conducting on multiple overseas trips.
She began teaching in Jacksonville, Fla. before returning to North Carolina to join the faculty at the Brevard College of Music, where she spent over three decades teaching woodwinds, directing concert bands and eventually, chairing the Fine Arts department. In her “spare” time, she served on Brevard Music Center’s artist faculty and performed as principal clarinetist (Asheville Symphony, Brevard Chamber Orchestra, Brevard Music Center).
From 1980 until 2001, she was the conductor and artistic director of the Brevard Chamber Orchestra (predecessor of Brevard Philharmonic). Under her direction, the Brevard Philharmonic grew into a renowned 55-piece orchestra with guest artists as varied as Phyllis Diller and Robert Moog.
Enjoying a remarkable rapport with audiences, she also conducted the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra from 1989 to 1993. She retired in 2001.
In 2005, the Brevard Chamber Orchestra Association honored her with a Golden Baton and conductor emeritus status.
“The much-loved Tillotson relished the moment among old friends and delivered very funny remarks that kept all the hearts in check.”
In 2011, the Brevard Philharmonic honored her during its 35th anniversary celebration, an observer noting that “a conversation with Tillotson is peppered with comic anecdotes and quick-witted come-backs that, while delivered gently, showcase her wicked sense of humor and love of life.”
In 2016, she published her memoirs, “Conducting Matters, a Sonata of Life.”
Accomplished musician, composer, conductor, author, sister and friend, she was above all an educator who found joy inspiring young people to explore the magical world of music. Many of the students nurtured would attend prestigious conservatories and pursue careers in music, some becoming teachers, bandleaders and professional performers.
Miss Tilly will be missed by many whose lives she touched.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com.
Charles Thomas Wright, BA ’55, of San Antonio died Jan. 29 at age 85.
Born January 10, 1933, Tom Wright was a native San Antonian. He died Monday, January 29, 2018 at home after a cancer diagnosis in June, 2017. After graduating from the Peacock Military Academy and Baylor University, Wright served in the US Air Force before returning to San Antonio where he became a successful entrepreneur and real estate developer. With his entrepreneurial spirit and business savvy, he made Aladdin Carpets synonymous with quality for its oriental rug cleaning. He installed one of the first commercial oriental rug cleaning machines in the nation and set the standard for the industry. He soon became the "rug man" with his knowledge of rugs which he purchased from New York auction houses and from vendors during his travels abroad. He also became one of the first pioneers of adaptive re-use real estate development in the city of San Antonio with his restoration and conservation of the Reuter Building on Alamo Plaza, directly across from the Menger Hotel and the Alamo itself. His abilities as a conservation-minded entrepreneur led to the development of a mixed-used commercial, retail, and residential project on South Presa known as Charles Court. Compromised of five buildings creating and inner courtyard, Charles Court still makes visitors feel that they have been transported to New Orleans.
His Development, preservation, and conservation projects didn't stop there. In the mid-1980s, he along with the Conservation Society, and the team for Alamo Architects saved the historic Fairmount Hotel from being razed by moving it in its entirety from its original location to its current location on South Alamo Street. This feat is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records (a video of which can be viewed on YouTube) as the heaviest building ever moved on wheels.
There was much more to Tom than his successful business career. As a young man, he met John Palmer Leeper, the founding director of the McNay Art Museum, and his wife Blanche. Through his warm friendship with the Leepers, Tom became an enthusiastic member of the museum as well as an avid art collector. Though he modestly referred to the works he gathered as an "amalgamation" rather than a collection, the many visitors to his numerous residences will attest that his eye for collecting resulted in a harmonious, unified whole, an art installation unlike any other in San Antonio. Ranging from nineteenth-century African to contemporary art, the collection was rich and eclectic with particular highlights in American modern art and nineteenth-century French graphics. Tom gave many of these treasures to the McNay, including two masterpiece paintings by the American modernist Helen Torr.
A generous entertainer, Tom reveled in seeing others enjoy his art and installations over the years and often hosted events for local non-profit organizations in his home, including AtticRep anf the McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum. His fame as a connoisseur was spread far and wide by the dinners he hosted for the McNay's annual print fair. Art dealers from San Francisco to New York still speak of the wonderful evenings spent in his company and the many wondrous things they saw in his home. Another passion was travel. The Leepers taught him to travel well during trips to New York, London, Paris, Rome and Madrid. He also enjoyed traveling to more adventurous destinations, including Kathmandu, the Arabian Sea, and Antarctica. Mexico, however, always held a special place in his heart. Tom was never more gracious than when hosted friends at one of a number of summer rentals he took over the years in San Miguel de Allende.
Tom is survived by his family Della Savage, Kim, Karin, and Kelly Wallace; Gail and David Gifford; and Lyle Williams and Keith Swinney.
Memorial contributions may be made to the McNay Art Museum or to the charity of your choice. A celebratory commemoration of Tom's remarkable life will be announced in the near future. Or heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the Visiting Angels who lovingly cared for Tom.
(Published in Express-News)
Dr. William G. Brown, BS ’56, of Waco died Jan. 17 at age 83.
Dr. William G. Brown, 83, passed away on January 17, 2018, at Baylor Scott&White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, Texas. A Celebration of Life service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 23, at the Worship Center of the First Baptist Church of Woodway in Waco.Dr. Brown was born to Leonard Franklin and Anna Portia Brown on July 14, 1934, in Drumright, Oklahoma. He graduated from Chase Rural High School, Chase, Kansas, in 1952. Dr. Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Baylor University in 1956. He married Claretta Crawford on September 2, 1956 in Wichita, Kansas. He graduated with a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Kansas in 1958 and was hired as a geologist by the Chevron Oil Company. Bill worked as an exploration geologist for Chevron for 23 years.
In 1981, he accepted a teaching offer from Baylor to teach structural geology. He remained with Baylor until his retirement in 1997 and was named Professor Emeritus.At Chevron, he served as Coordinator of the Standard Oil Company of California Structural Geology Seminar Program from 1975 to 1980. He advanced to the position of Consultant Geologist, serving as Mid-Continent Division Geologist at the time he resigned to teach at Baylor.Dr. Brown was a Professor of Geology at Baylor University for 16 years. He received his PhD in Geology from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 1987 at age 53. During his tenure at Baylor, Dr. Brown taught a variety of geology classes for: undergraduate non-geology majors; undergraduate geology majors; and graduate geology majors. He particularly enjoyed teaching a six week field course in the Structural Geology for graduate majors, which covered the western half of the United States. He was a faculty advisor for 14 Bachelor of Science theses; 18 Master of Science theses, and two PhD dissertations. Dr. Brown was active in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). He taught in a number of AAPG sponsored Structural Geology seminars; he authored, or co-authored 45 publications (articles, field trip guidebooks, seminar note-sets, short-course notes, and abstracts). He made oral presentations to the AAPG (both local and national), and to the Geological Society of America and attended three international Penrose Conferences. He gave presentations about geology at several primary and secondary schools in Wyoming and Colorado. Dr. Brown received two awards for his presentations and in 1981, he was named “Scientist of the Year” by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists in Denver, CO. In 1990, Dr. Brown was selected as a Guest Lecturer for the AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Dr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leonard Franklin, Jr., and his wife, Linda; and a daughter, Cheryl Ann Gates.Survivors include: his wife, Claretta of Waco; daughter, Pam of Waco; and son, Mike of Aubrey, Texas, and his former wife, Holly O’Quinn, of Lewisville, Texas; former son-in-law, Allan Gates and his wife, Pat, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two grandsons, Jason Gates and his wife, Brittani, and Jonathan Gates and his wife, Chrissy, all of Broken Arrow; two granddaughters, Makenna and Braden Brown of Lewisville; one step-grandson, Matt Philpot and his wife, Sarah, of Broken Arrow; one step-granddaughter, Alisha Mavis and her husband, Brad Mavis, of Cary, North Carolina; two great granddaughters, Hadley and Harper Gates of Broken Arrow; two step great grandsons, Christian and Isaac Philpot of Broken Arrow; and a niece, Ann Leslie Brown of Seattle, Washington.Dr. Brown was ordained as a Deacon in the College Heights Baptist Church, Casper, Wyoming, in 1965; he also served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher in the Applewood Baptist Church, Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodway at the time of his death.Memorials should be sent to the Baylor University Department of Geosciences, Waco, TX 76798. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our “Tribute Wall” at www.WHBfamily.com.
Woodrow C. Carlile, BBA ’56, of Waco died Jan. 3 at age 94.
Woodrow Carlile passed away on Wednesday, January 3 at Providence Hospital after a short illness. A memorial service to honor his life will be 1:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 6, at OakCrest Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Dodd officiating. Visitation with the family will be at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan 5. Woodrow "Woodie" was born in Waco to John and Betty Carlile, the seventh of nine children. He graduated from Waco High School in 1941 and served in the U. S. Army Signal Corp during World War II. In 1947 he married Cathryn Donaldson and on December 20, 2017, they celebrated their 70th anniversary.
Woodie graduated from Baylor University in 1956, and after 35 years of service, he retired from the U. S. Treasury Department as an IRS agent.
Woodrow is survived by his wife, Cathryn; their two children, son, Tom and wife, Janet; and daughter, Tammy and husband, Roger Smolkowski; grandchildren, Thomas Carlile and wife, Jadyn, Ashley Carlile, Chris Smolkowski, Mike Smolkowski and wife, Brittany; and one great grandson, Carson Carlile. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Woodrow will be remembered by all who knew him as a Quiet Gentleman.
Sign the Guest Book at www.oakcrestwaco.com. (Published in Waco Tribune-Herald)
Marilyn Joanne Padgett Critzer, BA ’56, of Arlington, TX, died Nov. 4 at age 83.
An inspirational life . . . Marilyn Critzer, 1934-2017. . . Dr. Algie and Nellie Padgett gave birth to a girl, and gave her the name Marilyn. She grew up in Baytown, Texas. After graduating from Baylor, Marilyn served a church in Hawaii, where she met her future husband, Marine Roger Critzer. Marilyn taught in many cities where Roger was stationed. While living in Arizona, Marilyn completed her master's degree. Marilyn taught AP English from 1977 until 2001 at Lamar High. Her impact on students was nothing short of astounding. Marilyn was sponsor of the National Honor Society, co-sponsor of Elan, and officer of Texas State Teachers' Associations. She was active in Lamar Baptist Church choir, bells, and Sunday School. She received the Texas Excellence Award, Lamar Teacher of the Year, Texas Teacher of the Year, and "Who's Who Among Teachers."
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and son, Roger. Marilyn leaves behind her husband of 61 years; siblings, Don Padgett and Norma Lauderdale; children, Cheryl, Michelle, and Steve; grandchildren, Brandi, Joshua, and Jonathan; and great-grandchildren, Grace, Warren, and Taylor. As a child at Wooster Baptist, she placed her faith in Jesus, a faith that carried her into His arms in heaven. SERVICE: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Lamar Baptist Church. (Published in Star-Telegram)
Dr. William Curtis McGinley, BA ’56, MD ’60, of North Richland Hills, TX, died Jan. 14 at age 84.
William Curtis McGinley, M.D. passed on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the age of 84. Born in Dallas on September 3,1933 to Ollie and Ethel McGinley, his family made their home in McGregor in 1936.Dr. McGinley was a graduate of McGregor High School, Baylor University in Waco, and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he received his medical degree. He was board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and practiced medicine for 45 years.
In 1964, Dr. McGinley made his home in Haltom City and was in private practice with Drs. Bob and Martha Chapman for 20 years. During that time, he was a member of the medical staff at Glenview hospital where, in 1970, he served as Chief of Staff.In 1981, he went into private practice with Drs. Aubrey Guthrie, Leverett Golden, and Barry Fawcett at Mid-Cities Family Practice, and joined the medical staff at Harris Methodist HEB Hospital in Bedford. Dr. McGinley retired from private practice in 1996, and began a teaching tenure in the Department of Family Practice Residency Program at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He retired in 2006 at the age of 73. Some of his fondest memories were working with these young, intelligent men and women as they completed their medical training.He was a member of the Tarrant County Medical Society; Tarrant County Academy of Family Practice; the HEB Rotary Club, where he received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award; the Karem Shrine; and the Disciples of Christ Church, where he served as Deacon and Elder.In 1977, Curtis married Colette, who brought with her a complete family - teenagers, Jolette, Michelle and Mike; two dogs, a cat and a horse! He embraced and loved them all, and will be remembered by this family as a caring, responsible husband and father whose great laugh kept everyone from taking life too seriously.
Dr. McGinley is survived by his wife of 40 years, Colette McGinley; daughter, Jolette Wine; daughter, Michelle and husband Kim Smith; son, Mike Mitchell and wife Kathy; grandchildren, Dustin, Kacie, Carson, Conner and Kamden; brother, Thom McGinley; niece, Meghan and husband Robert Hopkins, and daughter Kyla.A celebration of life will be held at First United Methodist Church, 521 W. Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas on, January 24 at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the McGinley Memorial Library in McGregor, Texas or to the charity of your choice. (Legacy.com)
Charles B. McNeill, BA ’56, of Brandon, MS, died Jan. 21 at age 86.
Charles B. McNeill, 86, of Brandon, MS passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018. He was born February 17, 1931, in Quitman, MS to James and Vera Christine (Carlson) McNeill. Charles will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a wonderful listener, advice giver, and pound cake baker. His cornbread dressing will go down in family history as the best.Charles grew up in Quitman and graduated from Quitman High School. He served in both the Air Force and the Red Cross, where he traveled to many countries. He graduated from Baylor University in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. Charles received his Master of Science degree in College Counseling from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1965. He worked for the University of Southern Mississippi in both the registrar's office and admissions and retired in 1992 after 25 years as Director of Graduate Admissions. While residing in Hattiesburg, he attended Temple Baptist Church.
In 1997, Charles moved to Brandon, MS to be closer to his grandchildren. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson where he sang in the senior choir for many years.Charles is preceded in death by his wife, Sue Burkes McNeill, parents James and Christine McNeill, siblings Margaret Wisner, James William “Billy” McNeill, and George C. McNeill. He is survived by his children, Lynda McNeill Aldana of Baltimore, MD, Scott R. (Bridget) McNeill of Bogart, GA, and daughter Julia M. McNeill of Brandon, MS; his sister, Bettye Daly of Albuquerque, NM; his grandchildren, Ian M. McNeill, Hagan B. McNeill, Regan G. McNeill, and Gavin R. McNeill, Isabel E. Aldana, and his great-grandson, Matthew M. McNeill.Graveside services will be held at Highland Cemetery, 3401 W 7th St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made to Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering or to First Baptist Jackson, PO Box 250 Jackson, MS 39205. (Moore Funeral Services)
Maj. Walter Philip Barclay Sr., BBA ’57, of Portland, TX, died Nov. 11 at age 81.
Walter Philip Barclay, Sr. departed this life November 11, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas, after bravely suffering Parkinson's disease for many years. He was born on the 14th of January 1936 in Liberty, Texas. Phil, "Tex" Barclay was a graduate of Longview High School in Longview, Texas and Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Upon graduation from Baylor, Phil joined the United States Marine Corp where he proudly served 21 years. He served several tours in Okinawa and Vietnam. After retiring Phil worked for Reynolds Metals Company and several other companies located along the port in Corpus Christi, Texas. Phil was a member of the Masons as well as the Shriners. And while serving in Okinawa he belonged to the Sojourners organization.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents, Joshua Walter Barclay and Ruthell Barclay of Longview, Texas. Phil is survived by his wife and love of 59 years, Carol Ann Barclay from Mart, Texas, his loving children, daughter, Elizabeth Reeves (Jeffery L Reeves), his son, Walter Philip Barclay, Jr. (Patti L Barclay) his granddaughters, Jennifer Ruthell Reeves and Katie Ann Barclay.Service will be held at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, 9974 I-37 Access Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78410 on November 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm. For those desiring, in lieu of customary remembrances, please make memorial donations to the Michael J Fox Parkinson's Foundation (https://www.michaeljfox.org) or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Limbaugh Funeral Home, 500 Wildcat Dr. Portland, TX 78374. 361-643-6564. www.limbaughfuneralhome.com (Published in Corpus-Christi Caller-Times)
Katherine Sermas Dameris, BBA ’57, MSEd ’60, of Houston died Jan. 2 at age 81.
Katherine Sermas Dameris, age 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, the 2nd of January 2018. She was a cherished daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. Katherine was born in Waco, Texas to Koula and Victor Sermas on the 6th of January 1936.
Katherine graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in 1957 and a Masters of Science in Education in 1960, both from Baylor University. She began teaching grade school in Houston before devoting her life to raising her two boys. During this time, she volunteered at the library at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral for many years. She also volunteered at local hospitals as a translator for patients coming to Houston for treatment from Greece who could not speak English. Once her boys were grown, she continued to nurture her love of books by managing several bookstores.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Nick T. Dameris; her sister, Patsy Govatos; and her brother-in-law, Thano Dameris. She is survived by her son Theodore and his fiancee Lori Lindley, whom she loved very much; her son Brian; brother Gus Sermas and his wife Cathy and their children Kurt, Jason and Jenny; brother Paul Sermas; sister-in-law Catherine Dameris; goddaughther Mary Lynn Pergantis and her husband John; niece Helen Govatos and her husband John and their children Evan and Patsy; nephew Lee Govatos; niece Vicki Economou and her husband Chris and their children Thane and his wife Reena, Caitlin and her husband Andy and Demetri and his wife Mitra; nephew Thad Dameris and his wife Sarah and their children Elizabeth, Claire and John; nephew Peter Dameris and his wife Helene and their children Thomas, James and Isabella; and niece Denise Hazen and her husband Charles and their children Catherine and Nicholas.
Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Katherine during a visitation to be held at half-past eleven o'clock in the morning on Saturday, the 6th of January, at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Eldridge Parkway in Houston, where the funeral service is to commence at twelve o'clock noon.
The interment is to follow, via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston. Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Thad Dameris, Peter Dameris, Kurt Sermas, Lee Govatos, Demetri Economou and Patrick Sermas.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in memory of Katherine Dameris may be directed to Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery, P.O. Box 422, Kendalia, TX, 78027.
(Published in Houston Chronicle)
Robert Charles Goodwin, BBA ’57, of Austin died Dec. 4 at age 83.
Robert C. (Bob) Goodwin died peacefully on December 4, 2017 in Lakeway, Texas at the age of 83.EHW as a member of the Golden Wave Marching Band. Bob is survived by his wife, Linda, BSEd ’60, and his children Charles (wife Triss) and Susan Oshana (husband Rob). He is also survived by his grandsons Sam Oshana, Noah Oshana, and Bradley Goodwin. He is also survived by his brothers Bill Goodwin of Plano and John Goodwin of Amarillo. Bob was born on September 9, 1934 in Borger, Texas to Robert E. and Evalyn Goodwin. He graduated from Tulia High School in 1953 and Baylor University in 1957 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960. Bob worked in banking for over 40 years in McAllen, Texas, and he was actively involved in the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, the McAllen Greeters, Rotary Club, United Way, Mission-McAllen Beef Syndicate, and Calvary Baptist Church. Bob was honored as McAllen Man of the Year in 1985 for his many contributions to the local community. Bob retired from Compass Bank in 2009, and he and Linda moved to Lakeway.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11am on December 15th at The Lakeway Church. Reverend Brent Graham will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bob's life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Lakeway Church Building Fund or the Bright Horizons program at Emmaus Catholic Parish in Lakeway. (submitted)
Joyce Carolee Dunn McBeth, BS ’57, of Blooming Grove, TX, died Feb. 8 at age 82.
Joyce Carolee McBeth, age 82, passed from this life at her home in Blooming Grove, Texas, on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was born on October 15, 1935 in La Feria, Texas to Joseph Curtis Dunn and Edith (Cochran) Dunn.Carolee was a mathematician by degree, graduating from La Feria High School in La Feria, Texas and Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She was a retired scientist and moved to Ennis in 1966 where she held a substitute teacher position for five and a half years. She was a member of several organizations including: MENSA, Cooking Club of America, National Home Gardening Club, and Dirt Doctor's Ground Crew by Dr. Howard Garrett. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Ennis where she played the flute in the church orchestra.
Carolee was married to Joseph Harold McBeth for 25 years and they have five children: daughter, Vivian McBeth; sons, Fletcher McBeth, Lowell McBeth, Joseph Clinton McBeth, and Gordon Travis McBeth. Carolee is also survived by her sister, Ada Betty Finley and numerous cousins. Carolee is preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Joseph Curtis Dunn, brother James Curtis Dunn and nephew Mark Dunn. Graveside will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Mont Meta Memorial Park in San Benito, Texas. To view an obituary or sign the guest book, please visit www.bozemitchellmckibbinfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 South Kaufman, Ennis, Texas 75119 (972)878-2211. (Published in Valley Morning Star)
Julian Winchell Oates, ’57, of Waco died Jan. 7 at age 86. Julian Winchell Oates, of Waco, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 7, 2018.
After a long and honorable life, he joined the Lord, his beloved wife, Betsy, and daughter, Meg. By his side were family and friends. Services will be 11:00 a.m., January 13, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with The Rev. Raymond Joe Waldon officiating. There will be no scheduled visitation. Julian was born September 4, 1931, in Waco, to Emmett and Gladys Oates. Julian grew up in Waco and attended Waco public schools. From an early age, Julian excelled in tennis and played on the Waco High tennis team, winning the city championship in doubles. Julian went to the University of Texas (UT) on a tennis scholarship; he played on the tennis team under Dr. Daniel Penick from 1950–1952. He was a member of the Southwest Conference (SWC) championship tennis team, SWC singles runner-up and UT team captain in 1951, SWC doubles champion in 1951 and 1952, and was runner-up in 1950. In 1953, Julian joined the UT golf team, played under Harvey Penick, and won the 1953 SWC individual golf championship. In recognition of these achievements, Julian was inducted into the UT Hall of Honor in 1982 and the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame in Waco. Throughout his life, Julian loved the University of Texas; he enjoyed serving on the UT nominating committee for the Hall of Honor and attending football games with his family. During the years at UT, Julian spent time off the court/course with Betsy Oates.
In 1956, Julian and Betsy married and remained devoted to one another throughout their fifty-eight years together. They deeply loved their family; they enjoyed their dear friends, church, community, and travel. Summers were filled with fly fishing in Colorado, golfing at Sea Island, and boating on Lake Waco. After college, Julian began a career as a stock broker with Merrill Lynch. This became his lifelong career and one he enjoyed until his last days. Even in the end, he would ask, “What is PEP trading at today?” Julian helped form a brokerage firm, Schneider, Bernet, and Hickman, and managed the Waco branch for many years. When the company sold, Julian moved the group to Payne Webber, now UBS. Julian was a devoted member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the T-Association, and Ridgewood Country Club.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betsy; his daughter, Meg, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Oates, and his sister, Kay Barrett. He is survived by his daughter Julie and her husband, David Wallace; his son, Hal and his wife, Kirsten; his grandchildren, Will Bauer, Philip, and Hal Koelsch; and his nieces, Della Thomas, Elizabeth Wicklund, and their families.Sincere thanks to the staff at Right At Home—especially owners, Jon and Terri Searles; and the staff from Providence Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, or the charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on the “Tribute Wall” at www.WHBfamily.com.
Beverly Grace Wolf Russell, BBA ’57, of San Antonio died Jan. 15 at age 81.
Beverly Grace Wolf Russell passed away January 15 at the Brookdale Alamo Heights Assisted Living facility after a brief illness. Beverly was a long-time resident of San Antonio and a former school teacher, where she retired from Teddy Roosevelt High School. She is survived by her son, Chuck and Eileen Russell of Waco; daughter, Candace Sue and John Boothby of Newnan, Georgia; and sister, Margaret Bates of San Antonio. Her parents, Henry and Clara Wolf have been deceased for some years. She is also survived by nieces Sarah and Pete Jackson, Cindy and Don Cutrer, and nephew Bill and Lisa Sims; friends Gene and Margaret Russell; grandchildren Tori Russell, and Noah and Kristen Russell, and great grandson Weston Russell. Beverly loved the Lord. She grew up in First Baptist Church San Antonio and then served the Lord most of her adult life as a pastor's wife. In her later years, she was an active member of First Baptist Church Universal City. She was a 1954 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio and a 1957 graduate of Baylor University, which she supported with pride throughout her life. Next to serving the Lord, Beverly’s passion in life was family and friends. (Mission Park)
Dr. Richard West Sellars, BS ’57, of Santa Fe, NM, died Nov. 1 at age 81.
Historian Richard West Sellars died quietly at his home in Santa Fe on November 1, 2017, after a struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Decatur, TX, in 1935, he was the son of wildcatter oilman Robert Thompson Sellars, Sr. and schoolteacher Johnnie Mae Blankenship Sellars and grew up knowing the security of a multigenerational network of relatives and friends in that small town. He left there to attend Baylor University, graduating with a degree in geology in 1957. After a few years as an independent oilman in Jackson, MS, he realized that his interests actually lay more in history, geography, and literature. He furthered his education in these fields at North Texas State University and the University of Missouri--Columbia, earning a Ph.D in Western History in 1972. Although his goal had originally been to teach on the college level, he immediately found employment with the National Park Service upon receiving his degree. Soon he wholeheartedly embraced a career that afforded not only intellectual analysis of National Park Service historical and natural park units, but also interesting travel; he visited at least 350 of these sites. From 1979 to 1988 he headed the Southwest Cultural Resources Center in Santa Fe, overseeing programs in history, archaeology, and historic architecture for the Southwest Region and Servicewide programs in submerged cultural resources. He served as acting superintendent at Pea Ridge National Military Park and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.
He also was a consultant with the Dallas County Historical Foundation on preservation and interpretation of the Texas School Book Depository and Dealey Plaza in Dallas, TX, site of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, in planning today's Sixth Floor Museum. But it was in writing and lecturing that he found the greatest satisfaction. His articles on American history and cultural and natural resource preservation appeared in numerous publications, and he frequently taught courses on preservation philosophy, policy, and practice and historic preservation at National Park Service training centers and various universities. He is best known as the author of Preserving Nature in the National Parks: A History, published in 1997 by Yale University Press and the chief catalyst for a major initiative by the National Park Service to revitalize natural resource management in the parks. After his retirement in 2008, he worked on a history of cultural resources management in the National Park Service, which remains unfinished. His achievements were recognized by the National Park Service and related organizations with the Eastern National Authors Award in 1997, the George P. Hartzog award and the U.S. Department of the Interior Meritorious Service Award in 2008, and the George Melendez Wright Award for Excellence in 2011. He will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to preservation principles and devotion to the National Park Service.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Thompson Sellars, Jr. Surviving members of his family include his sister, Sally Florian and her husband James, sister-in-law Sharon Sellars, cousin Ben Man and his wife Kareen, in-laws Robert and Alice Stevenson, nieces Amanda Callinan, Melinda ("Tenna") Florian, Kathryn Sellars, nephews Jason Florian and Trevor Stevenson, three great nieces, and his wife of forty years, Judith Stevenson Sellars. The family wishes to thank caregiver, Glory Samlal for her superb care during Dick's final month and PMS Hospice for their compassionate and competent efforts. There will be no funeral, but a memorial service will be held in early 2018, and his ashes will be buried in the Sellars family plot in Decatur, TX at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please direct any memorial donations to the George Wright Society, P.O. Box 65, Hancock, MI 49930-0065; Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), 962 Wayne Avenue, Suite 610, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or The Food Depot, 1222A Siler Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4107. (Published in Santa Fe New Mexican)
Jon Burran White, BBA ’57, of Dallas died Nov. 30 at age 81.
Jon Burran White, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, 81, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Jon fought a brief fight with various earthly ailments, but right to the end had a wry smile and gleam in his eye for all. Jon was born in Kilgore, Texas on January 12, 1936 to Olin Ward & Bernice Burran White. He was the younger of two boys. Jon attended Kilgore Junior College, The University of Texas in Austin, and graduated from Baylor University. Later in life he completed the Executive Program at Stanford University.
He began his career as an insurance agent helping families obtain financial protection, soon rising to membership in the Million Dollar Round Table. Later, Jon served as President & CEO of Southwestern Life Insurance. Jon spent the later years of his career in commercial real estate with Cushman & Wakefield. Jon, at heart, was a people person. This served him well both in his career, and in supporting the many causes he held dear. Jon was a strong advocate of Buckner International and the Salesmanship Club. Jon enjoyed a round of golf with friends, fall outings hunting dove, quail or pheasant, and weekend fishing retreats to Ferndale. Jon was a trusted, forthright advisor who people sought for counsel on a variety of challenges and life decisions. Jon always strived to better the communities in which he lived. He was a former director of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, the Southwestern Medical Foundation, amongst many others. He was a long-time deacon at Park Cities Baptist Church who personified Joshua 24:15. He tried to live to the Glory of God through his faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jon is survived by his dear wife Mary Mack Crabb of six decades, brother Robert George (wife Patricia Barnes), two adoring sons, six grandchildren and their families: Jon Burran, Jr. (wife Michelle), grandchildren Ryanne Nicole (Niki) (husband John Michael Shewchuk), and Jon (Jack) Burran, III (fiance Emma Anderson). Craig McKinley (wife Michelle), grandchildren Brooks McKinley, William Thompson, Matthew Henry, and Mary Elizabeth. The family is hosting a visitation on Thursday, December 7, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Park Cities Baptist Church and is eager to hear stories of the man we will miss. A memorial service will be held at Park Cities Baptist Church on Friday, December 8, at 1:00 p.m with a reception following. Memorials may be made to Buckner International, 700 North Pearl St., Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75201 or the Salesmanship Club, 106 East Tenth Street, Dallas, TX 75203. (Published in Dallas Morning News)
Dr. Donald Eugene Ellis, ’58, of Frisco, TX, died May 17, 2017.
Donald Ellis passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Faith Chapel, (6801 W. Park Blvd., Plano, Texas 75093, with a reception immediately following. All friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to share in this celebration of Don's life. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations will be graciously accepted at Buckner Children and Family Services, 5310 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas, TX 75227, 214-328-3141.
Don was born Dec. 31, 1937, in Paris, Texas, to Woodrow and Evelyn Ellis. Along with his older brother, Newton, the family lived in many places as Don's father followed jobs associated with his welding trade, including the U.S. Navy. The family eventually settled in Texas City, Texas, where Don graduated from Texas City High School. Don became interested in speech and debate and was very successful in both high school (where he was awarded the Thespian Award) and college. He was both a participant in debate as well as often being asked to be a judge. He graduated from Baylor University with a degree in speech and history. While a student at Baylor, he was involved in youth revivals around Texas, and was even afforded the opportunity to preach in his home church. During his junior year at Baylor, he met the girl of his dreams, who would eventually become his wife — Joyce Donath. Joyce has claimed for years that she was married to the best husband in the world. While in both high school and college, he worked for the local union hall as an iron worker. After graduating from Baylor, he taught secondary school mathematics while also completing his master's degree at North Texas State University. He ultimately completed his Doctorate of Education at The University of North Texas while serving as a Teaching Fellow in the department and also a director of a men's dorm. After graduation, he joined the administrative staff at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and was assigned the rank of assistant professor. Don was ordained as a deacon at Hillcrest Park Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, in the early 1960s.
He was truly a gifted and special man. Because of his outstanding speaking voice, he was asked to narrate or role play a character in numerous Christmas and Easter plays and pageants. He was a compelling and popular Bible study teacher in each local church he served. Many who knew him acknowledged his unsurpassed generosity and compassion for family and strangers alike. In his professional life, he served in many capacities: dean of students at Union University, personnel administrator for the city of Fort Worth, adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, administrator for the First Baptist Church of Van Nuys, Calif., and president at California Graduate School of Theology. Mingled among these assignments, he was constantly in demand to lead fire and police promotional and assessment tests and seminars. His last two areas of service were as executive vice president at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas, and executive vice president/provost at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas. He has served on a number of boards such as the Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, Rotary International, American Association of University Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa, the National Education Association, and as vice chairman of the Board for the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, a governor-appointed assignment..
Survivors: Don is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce, and their four children who were all "specially selected" from Buckner Baptist Benevolences in the 1960s. The family includes Andrea Anderson, Alicia and husband, Paul Howell, Adam and wife, Junko Ellis, and Alex Ellis; and their five grandchildren, Amanda Ellis, Jeffrey Ellis, Abigail Tisdale, Gregrey Ellis and Michael Howell. He is also survived by his brother, Newton and his wife, Mary, their children and families; and cousins.
(Published in Star-Telegram)
Luke Herlickson Markve, BA ’58, of Buffalo, MN, died Dec. 2 at age 85.
He is survived by his wife, Louise, and children: Jennifer, Mary, John, Stephen and Benjamin, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 27th at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, MN. (Star Tribune)
Frank Baird Marshall, BBA ’58, of Dallas died Nov. 4 at age 81.
Frank Baird Marshall, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, 81, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 4, 2017, after a brief but brave fight against cancer. Frank, the oldest of two boys, was born in Gilmer, Texas, on December 18, 1935, to Johnnie Lois Marshall and Frank Hart Marshall. At the age of 5, the family moved to Mount Pleasant, Texas, to open Marshall's department store. Frank was the product of a stable, loving, and faith-filled home. He enjoyed academics, the outdoors, Scouts, and attending Baylor football games with family. Frank graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1954 and Baylor University in 1958, with a BBA degree in Business Administration. He was also a graduate of the Southwestern School of Banking at SMU. At Baylor, Frank pledged Try-C (Phi Delta Theta) and became a fiercely loyal fan of all things Baylor Bear. After graduating from college, Frank served in the National Guard. Through an acquaintance of his father, Frank began his banking career at the Exchange Bank in Dallas (1959), then transitioned to First National Bank (1963). The next move came in 1975 - the highlight of Frank's career - were his years at Park Cities Bank & Trust in the Highland Park Village. Not only was this the bank of the Dallas Cowboys, but its particular view of the DCC golf course afforded Frank the opportunity to keep watch over his buddies. Nationwide, banking grew volatile and Frank survived a series of mergers and buyouts. Though the bank names changed, the constant figure was Frank B. Marshall. His deep personal relationships with clients could not be replaced.
Frank's impressive array of positions over 58 years are a mini-history of Dallas banking. In 2003 Frank was asked to join Bank of Texas where he experienced, once again, "the old days of banking." Over the years, Frank served in a variety of leadership and executive positions throughout the community. His bank titles are too numerous to list. Additionally, Frank served as HPISD Board Member, Dallas Country Club President and Board Member, Park Cities Baptist Church Treasurer and Deacon, and YMCA Board Member.
When Frank wanted to relax, he would enjoy golf and fellowship at the DCC. To say he was beloved among his golf cronies is an understatement. More recently, Frank enjoyed family time at White Bluff and reuniting with friends at a variety of Baylor events. Frank is survived by his wife of 50 years, Markay Hughes Marshall, daughters Stefani Marshall Rea (David), Stacy Marshall Reynolds, Shannon Marshall Owens (Brett), all of Dallas, and brother Jack Hart Marshall, of Mount Pleasant. His adored nine grandchildren include Virginia Leigh Rea, David Colyer Rea, Jr., Jack Marshall Rea, Marshall Adams Reynolds, Garrett James Reynolds, Caroline Lindsey Reynolds, Avery Markay Owens, Benton Keller Owens, and Joshua Baird Owens. While Frank was a wonderfully loyal husband, father, and grandfather, he is in heaven solely because he knew, and was known by, the Lord Jesus Christ. It is to Him that we as Frank's family give all glory, honor, and praise. A memorial service will be held at Park Cities Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 7, at 3:00 p.m. with a reception following in The Great Hall. Memorials may be made to The Rise School of Dallas, 6000 Preston Road, 75205 or The Notre Dame School of Dallas, 2018 Allen Street, Dallas TX 75204, both of which serve children with special needs. We will see you soon, Daddy! "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21. (Published in Dallas Morning News)
Janice Skelton Miller, BA ’58, of Napa, CA, died Nov. 24 at age 81.
Long-time Napa resident Janice Dorene Skelton Miller (Jan Miller) died peacefully due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease on Nov. 24. She was 81.Jan was born on Aug. 27, 1936, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Doran and Ruby Ballou Skelton. When she was 5, the family, which included her brother Buddy, moved to Rogers, Ark. In Rogers, she attended Central Ward Elementary School and Rogers High School. She graduated in 1954. Those were happy years and Jan was heavily involved in classes and activities.In the summer after her junior year she represented Rogers High at Girls State in Little Rock. In her senior year she was senior class secretary, Future Teachers of America President, secretary of the Arkansas Future Business Leaders of America and an officer in her local FBLA chapter, Worthy Advisor of Rainbow Girls, president of Wing Scouts, voted Best All Around Girl by her classmates and was Valedictorian of her senior class. She served the high school band as manager, was on the staff of the school newspaper, was in the pep squad and was a senior play cast member. After high school graduation she attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., for one year. She transferred to Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 1955. She graduated from Baylor in 1958 with a BA degree and teaching credentials for grades kindergarten through high school.
In 1957 she married her high school sweetheart Harrell Glenn Miller, who would eventually become a Napa pastor, principal at Redwood Middle School and Vintage High, and a prominent volunteer and community leader. They lived in San Antonio and Del Rio, Texas, and Vorges, France, during his years in the Air Force. Following his Air Force commitment they moved to California in 1960 where Jan taught at Petaluma Junior High while Harrell attended Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley. Harrell’s first full-time pastor calling was to the Redwood Baptist Church in Napa in 1963. The Millers have lived in Napa since then, though they also lived part-time in their later years in Golden Canyon, Ariz. Daughter Margaret was born in Petaluma and Matthew was born in Napa. The children both graduated from Vintage High and Baylor.During the years the children were growing up and attending Napa schools, Jan served as an officer in the Northwood Elementary School Parent Faculty Club and also in the Vintage Parent Faculty Club. She was also a scout leader for both children and was an occasional substitute teacher in the Napa Valley Unified School District.In Napa, Jan was a long-time volunteer in the Community Projects PEO, AAUW, Napa Genealogical and Biographical Society, and served at the Redwood Baptist Church and the First Presbyterian Church. At First Presbyterian, she was the co-director of Christian Education and was in charge of the Child Care Center and the Presbyterian Day School. She had been a church administrator at Redwood Baptist. She also was involved in two Napa book clubs.In Arizona, she belonged to Gold Canyon United Methodist Church and a Gold Canyon neighborhood book club.Jan loved to travel with Harrell, visiting friends. She was a voracious reader, a master at crossword puzzles, a movie enthusiast, a strong supporter of her favorite sports teams, the Baylor Bears, the Oakland Athletics and the Golden State Warriors, and a devoted grandmother to her grandsons.
She leaves behind her husband Harrell, her daughter Margaret Elizabeth Miller of Plano, Texas, her son Matthew Harrell Miller and his wife Robin of Vacaville, and two grandsons, Luke Matthew Miller and Kyle Robert Miller of Vacaville. (Treadway & Wigger)
Kenneth W. Peters, MHA ’58, of Austin died Dec. 19 at age 89.
Colonel, USAF, MSC Retired Ken Peters of Onion Creek age 89, died December 19, 2017. Ken was born August 24, 1928 in Slayton, Minnesota. After graduating from Slayton High School in 1946, he received a B.A. degree from Luther College in 1950, where he also lettered in football. In 1958, he was awarded the Master's Degree in Hospital Administration (MHA) from Baylor University through the US Army-Baylor program. While attending Purdue University graduate school in Chemistry Ken accepted a direct commission in the USAF Medical Service Corps. He was called to active duty May 21, 1951. After several assignments in hospitals and medical staff positions Ken was appointed Chief, USAF Medical Service Corps in July 1975. He serviced as Corps Chief until October 1979 when he retired from active duty.
In October 1979, he joined the staff of The Texas Hospital Association as Vice President, Planning. He retired from THA in February 1987 as a Senior Vice President. He was an active member of the American Hospital Association, the College of Healthcare Executives, the Texas Society of Association Executives and the American Society of Association Executives as well as several military organizations. He achieved Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executive (FACHE) and Certified Association Executive (CAE) status in the American Society of Association Executives. Ken enjoyed living and playing golf at Onion Creek. He served as the Volunteer Chairman for the LPGA tournaments held there and also served on the club Board of Directors and was President of the Men's Golf Association in 1991. Ken enjoyed all the friends he met at the Independent living community near Onion Creek. While attending Luther College he met Dorothy Thompson and they were married May 13, 1951. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Deanne and Kathryn. Ken was the youngest of six children born to John and Katherine Peters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl, Harry, Lester, Lyle; and sister, Esther. Ken is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Deanne and husband Russ, Kathryn and husband Dan; three grandchildren, Rebecca and husband Andy, Grace, and Sarah. Ken was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Visitation 6:00 pm 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress. Funeral Service 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church. Graveside Service 10:30 am Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. Memorials and guestbook online at www.wcfish.com.
(Published in Austin American-Statesman)
Mack C. Rudenske, BA ’58, of Granbury, TX, died Nov. 29 at age 81.
Mack C. Rudsenske went to be with the Lord on Nov. 29, 2017. He was born a Texan in San Antonio and he died a Texan in Granbury. He loved his wife of 57 years, Carolyn, his sons, Scott and Todd, and daughter-in-law Susan. He was a very proud grandparent of Ava, Blair and Whitney, whom he spent much of his time spoiling, especially when it came to ice cream and rides in his golf cart. He gave three very important things to his family that reside with them today: a desire for education; a willingness to work hard; and, a moral compass.
He was a graduate of psychology at Baylor University and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. While he spent most of his professional life as a real estate developer and broker helping people buy a house or finding the perfect location for their business, he most enjoyed helping to counsel his clients on how to establish a home or achieve success as an entrepreneur.
He served as president of the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce in 1976 and was voted Outstanding Man of the Year for the DeSoto Community in 1985. He also served as president of the DeSoto Jaycees and member of the Lions Club while also helping to establish the DeSoto Presbyterian Church. Besides the accolades, he gave his time and his heart to his neighbors, friends and church. A long-time Dallas Cowboy fan, he can now yell for them, and at Jerry Jones, while watching through the roof of Cowboys Stadium (and no doubt helped lead them to victory over the Redskins the day after he left the Earth). Other hobbies included golfing with his friends and the first day of deer season. Finally, his story would not be complete if the love for his dogs were not mentioned here. We know that he is in a better place surrounded by his four-legged friends Beau, Belle, Bear, Pepper, Triste and Brandi. His memorial service will be in January and arranged by First Presbyterian Church in Granbury. (Hood County News)
D. Norman Beck, BA ’59, of Colorado Springs, CO, died Jan. 20 at age 80.
Norman Beck entered the presence of the Lord January 20, 2018 following complications of Lewy Body Dementia. He was born in Woodward, Oklahoma January 3, 1938. He graduated summa cum laude from Ashland (KS) High School in 1955. He graduated from Baylor University in 1959. After doing his graduate work at Stanford University, he went on to work for Lockheed Martin as an aerospace engineer. He worked at Lockheed 42 years.He moved to Colorado Springs in 2002 so he could fulfill his dream of volunteering at Focus onthe Family. His favorite Scripture verse was John 3:16. His passion for life was to live so thatothers could know. He taught Sunday school classes for adults and children. He served with theGideons handing out Scriptures for 40 years. One of his favorite joys was playing trumpet in theNew Horizons band. He is survived by his wife of 47 years LuWana Beck, daughter LaVada (Tom) Torzewski, daughter Melody (Pat) Schaeffer, son Michael (Jill) McCoy, granddaughters Madisen and Whitney McCoy, and his brother Judson Beck. He was preceded in death by his father Reverend Haskell Beck and his mother LaVada Beck. Burial will be at Evergreen cemetery. Memorial service will be at Vista Grande Baptist church, Friday January 26th at 1:00pm. (Evergreen Funeral Home)
J.D. Biggs Jr., BBA ’59, of Waco died Dec. 26 at age 98.
J. D. Biggs, 98, of Waco, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Graveside funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 29, at Waco Memorial Park, with Pastor Paul Krupicka of St. Matthew Lutheran Church officiating. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 28, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home.
J.D. was born October 6, 1919, to Tennie Cauble Biggs and Jessie Biggs on a farm near Oglesby, Texas. He attended Oglesby schools, business college in Dallas, and later obtained his BBA from Baylor University.
J.D. served his country honorably during WWII. He was working for the federal government when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in November, 1941. After completing an aircraft mechanics course, he was assigned to the 320th Bomb Group. He was a T/ Sgt, Crew Chief, on the B-26 during WWII in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, and later participated in the Korean Conflict. Following his Korean service, February 1953, he returned to work at the VARO, retiring as Supervisor of the Field Section July 1974.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 42 years, Agnes Jander Biggs; five sisters, Bernice Biggs, Edith Maxey, Dora Williams Harrison, Leatha Osborne, and Mildred Stamps; one brother, Woodrow Biggs; and grandson, Joshua Lane Wickman.
J.D. is survived by one daughter, Pat Biggs Wickman and husband, Larry; grandson, Zachary Lane Wickman; granddaughter, Cassie Laine Wickman York and husband, Jonathan; great-granddaughter, McKenna; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or to a charity of choice. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our “Tribute Wall” in our website, www.WHBfamily.com.
Barbara Anderson Brookshire, BA ’59, of Austin died Jan. 10 at age 80.
Barbara Brookshire, age 80, passed away peacefully of Alzheimer's disease on January 10, 2018, in Austin. SERVICE: 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Chapel of Tarrytown United Methodist Church, 2601 Exposition Blvd., Austin. Reception immediately following at Westwood Country Club, 3808 W. 35th St. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer's Association or the Settlement Home for Children. Born in Waco, Texas, Barbara graduated from Waco High and Baylor University. Barbara also lived in Corsicana, Arlington, and Austin for much of her life. Barbara was known for her beauty, warm smile, style, graciousness, and generous spirit. A former "Baylor Beauty," her true beauty was within her soul, and she will be deeply missed by the many people whose lives she touched. Until her health began failing, Barbara volunteered for numerous charitable organizations. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, C.V. and Anada Anderson; and brother, Vic Anderson, Jr. SURVIVORS: Survivors include daughters, Britt Brookshire (Bob Buchanan) and Carlye Brookshire (Ralph Stanley); granddaughter, Clare Brookshire; and Barbara's ex-husband, Lee J. Brookshire, Jr. The family would like to thank mother's long-term helper Margaret Young and the Legacy Oaks Assisted Living staff for their friendship and unwavering care. WEED-CORLEY-FISH FUNERAL HOME Austin, 512-452-8811 View and sign guestbook at www.star-telegram.com/obituaries
(Published in Star-Telegram)
Carolyn Heath Caldwell, BBA ’59, of Fort Worth died Jan. 12 at age 82.
FORT WORTH - Carolyn Heath Caldwell 82, went to be with our Lord on Jan. 12, 2018.Carolyn was born in Cleburne on Dec. 12, 1935. She graduated with a Business Degree from Baylor University in 1959. She was the President of the Fort Worth Geological and Geophysical Auxiliary for two years. She loved to travel, and photographed and prepared the power points for her husband to lecture on cruises throughout the world. She typed and edited the two year project for the completion of her husband's "Geology in the Bible" book. She was famous for her "Texas Trash" that she lovingly prepared and distributed during the Christmas Holidays. Survivors: Husband, Billy Caldwell; daughters, Caryn Weaver and husband, Steve, Jeana Braley; son, Craig Caldwell and wife, Karen; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. (Greenwood Funeral Homes)
Rev. John H. Dillingham, BA ’59, of Schulenburg, TX, died Jan. 24 at age 87.
John Howard Dillingham, 87, of Schulenburg, Texas passed away on Jan. 24, 2018 in Schulenburg. He was born on August 18, 1930 to Murvin Cecil and Mary Eileen (Cobb) Norvell in Purcell, McClain County, Okla. On July 13, 1946 he married Carole Jeanne Hall. John lived in Topeka, Kan. from 1979-2000; Columbus from 2000-2014; and in Schulenburg from 2014-present. John received his Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University, Bachelor of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and Master of Sacred Theology from University of Dubuque, Iowa, graduating Summa Cum Laude. John pastored several churches in Texas before joining staff of Menninger Foundation as Chaplain. He was a member of the Clinical Pastoral Education staff as a CPE Supervisor; Fellow College of Chaplains; and in 1992 was voted Chaplain of the Year. John is survived by his wife of 71 years, Carole Jeanne Dillingham of Schulenburg; son, Alan E. Dillingham and wife Sabine of California, Md.; brother, Phillip Norvell of Fayetteville, Ark.; nephew, Ronald Norvell of San Antonio; four grandchildren, Lisa Marak and husband Randy of Weimar, Lorry Beck and husband Saxon of Muldoon, Alan Shane Dillingham of Mobile, Ala., and Blythe Dillingham of San Diego, Calif.; and three great grandchildren, Raven Behrens and husband Dustin of Smithville, Saxon "Tad" Beck, Jr. and wife Jesi of Fayetteville, and Kendall Marak and fiancé Hunter Hengst of La Grange; and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Murvin Cecil and Mary Eileen (Cobb) Norvell, his beloved adoptive parents, John and Margaret Dillingham, brothers, James, William, Robert and Cecil Norvell, and daughter, Alana Dillingham Shimek.Memorial Services were Sunday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. at Weimar United Church of Christ with Rev. Dr. Jerry L. Carpenter officiating under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus. Burial took place in Weimar Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.Pallbearers were Randy Marak, Alan Shane Dillingham, Saxon Beck, Dustin Behrens, Saxon "Tad" Beck, Jr., Daniel Shimek, and Hunter Hengst.Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950; or Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust Ave., Victoria, TX 77901. Online condolences can be given at www.hennekefuneralhome.com. (Colorado County Citizen)
Luther Lattimore Hillman, BA ’59, of Southlake, TX, died Jan. 25 at age 80.
Luther Lattimore Hillman SOUTHLAKE--Luther Lattimore Hillman, 80, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at First United Methodist Church of Grapevine with Rev. J. Melburn Sibley and Rev. Allen C. Liles officiating. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to Grapevine Rotary Club (www.grapevinerotary.com) or Grace Classical Christian Academy (www.graceclassical.com).
Lou was born July 7, 1937, in Leakey, Texas, to the late John R. and Erna Hillman. He was raised in Galveston and graduated from Ball High School in 1955 and Baylor University in 1959. After graduation, he served in the Texas Air National Guard from 1960-1961. His career began in 1961 in Houston with Dun and Bradstreet. In 1963, he was Chamber of Commerce General Manager for Trinity, Texas. Lou was a member of the Employee Relocation Council (ERC) since 1977; a charter member of Grapevine Rotary Club; first paid staff member of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, serving as manager from 1964-1967 and later as chairman of the board from 1977 to 1978; the first CEO of Northwest Dallas Chamber of Commerce; a president of Northeast Tarrant County Board of Realtors; Texas Association of Realtors Board of Directors; the North Texas Real Estate Commission Board of Directors; and served as one of the pioneer members of DFW International Airport development team. In 1972, Lou embarked on a career in commercial and residential real estate, opening Lou Hillman Red Carpet Realtors in Grapevine. For over 45 years, he served as owner and general manager of the brokerage, which in 2014 became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Lou Hillman, realtors. Lou loved traveling the world with Aimee, his beloved companion of 33 years; fishing; photography; and spending time in the Texas Hill Country and Galveston. He loved people, made strangers into friends, and told good stories. Above all, Lou loved spending time with his grandchildren.
SURVIVORS: Son, Crae Hillman and wife, Judy; daughter, Anne Thomas and husband, Ryan; grandchildren, Rebecca Hillman, Hannah Chase and husband, Eric, Pierce Thomas, Henry Thomas, and Benjamin Thomas; beloved companion, Aimee Jacobie; sister, Jeanette Thompson; and a host of friends, colleagues, and extended family members. (Published in Star-Telegram)
Robert C. Mackey, BBA ’59, died Dec. 30 at age 88.
Louis Prince Mainer Jr., ’59, of Indianapolis, IN, died Nov. 24 at age 81.
Louis Prince Mainer, Jr. passed away peacefully November 24, 2017. His family was at his side as was his wish.Louis was born in Trinity, Texas on September 28, 1936 to Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Mainer, Sr. Louis grew up in Trinity and went to Baylor University. He met his wife, Linda, and they were married in 1958. Louis and Linda had two children, Kim Pickett and Mark Mainer (deceased).Lou, as he was referred to by most anyone that met him, loved golfing, weekends at "the farm", and watching any type of sports on television - especially the Dallas Cowboys and Butler Basketball. Louis worked for Roche Labs for 33 years and was the Division Sales Manager in Indianapolis for 24 of those 33 years.L
ouis is survived by his wife of 59 years, Linda, daughter Kim, and son-in-law, Steve Pickett, two grandsons, Justin Burger (San Diego, CA) and Reece Mainer (Shallotte, NC), brother-in-law, Larry Luttrell and two nephews, Todd Luttrell and Greg Luttrell.Services will be at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN. Visitation will be Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 9700 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis, IN.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Walther Cancer Foundation, 9292 N. Meridian St., Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46260 or the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, 1357 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, In 46260.Leppert Mortuary - Nora Chapel entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences and memories of Louis may be left at www.leppertmortuary.com.
(Published in the The Indianapolis Star)
Mary Margo McCaffery, BS ’59, of Los Angeles, CA, died Jan. 8 at age 79.
Mary Margo McCaffery, a pioneer in the care of people with pain, passed away peacfully at the age of 79 in Marina Del Ray, CA. Margo was born and raised in Corsicana, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marley William and Mary Katherine (Adams) Smith, her brother, Marley Donald Smith, her only child Melissa Ruth Mielke, and her husband, John Richard Brewer. Margo received a BS in Nursing from Baylor University in 1959 and a MS in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 1961. She became an assistant professor in pediatric nursing at UCLA in 1965. In 1970, Margo became self-employed as a consultant and educator on the nursing care of patients with pain, until she retired in 2011. Margo authored numerous articles, guidelines, videos, and five books on pain. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and received numerous prestigious awards and appointments. Margo was a trailblazer in the field of pain management and inspired generations of nurses and physicians. She was an impassioned advocate for the relief of people suffering with pain. She is best known for her 1968 clinical definition of pain, embraced worldwide: "Pain is whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he says it does." Margo was a wonderful women who lives on through her life's work and through those whose lives she has touched. She will be forever loved and forever missed by those who knew her. (Published in the Los Angeles Times)
Dr. Charles L. Rohden, BS ’59, of Texas City, TX, died Dec. 30 at age 82.
Charles L. Rohden Sr. was born January 24, 1935 in the old part of Texas City on 3rd Street. His parents were Evelyn and Charlie Rohden. He attended Danforth Elementary through middle school. He had a short break due to the Texas City disaster of 1947. He then attended Texas City High School and graduated in 1952. He played football at Texas City High School and received honors at the state level and was also captain of the basketball team his senior year. This was followed by a four-year stint at Baylor University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry and was then accepted at the University of Texas Dental School in Houston where he studied dentistry. He was also elected to the Texas City School Board where he served 19 years, several of those years as the board President.
He was an avid fisherman and was considered one of the best fisherman in the area. He took great pride in the fact that, during his senior year with his dad, he caught 17 tarpon off the end of the dike. During his early years, Dr. Rohden attended First Baptist Church of Texas City. Later, he attended The Fellowship church in Texas City where he developed a close friendship with the pastor, Kevin Herrin and his father. Dr. Rohden met his wife Dorthy during his senior year of dental school, and during this year in 1961 they were married. He was very proud of the fact that Dorthy was elected homecoming queen when she was at La Marque High School. During their marriage they had three children, Charla Rohden, Charles Rohden Jr., and Craig Rohden. He also had two grandchildren, Candice Gordon and Christian Rohden, and two great grandchildren, Liam and Kinsey Gordon. Dr. Rohden is also survived by Susan Hill. After his first marriage, he spent many happy years with Susan and her family. Dr. Rohden practiced dentistry in Texas City for nearly 50 years where he helped many people. He had a very kind disposition and big heart and he will be missed by all. (The Daily News)
Louis Oliver Satterfield Jr., BBA ’59, LLB ’60, of China Spring, TX, died Jan. 31 at age 80.
Louis was born October 20, 1937, in Louden, Tennessee, to Louis and Katherine Satterfield. After moving from Tennessee to Arkansas, the family landed in Dallas, Texas where Louis graduated from high school. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor in 1959 and a Juris Doctor degree from Baylor’s School of Law in 1960. As a law student, he was legislation editor of the Baylor Law Review. Louis met the love of his life, Peggy Clare, while in law school, and they married on September 8, 1962 in Liberty, Texas. Rumor has it, he had to chase her around the law library in order to ask her for a date. They lived in Houston, Texas until 1969, when they moved to Liberty. Louis retired from the practice of law on November 1, 1995. Prior to that time, he maintained his office in Liberty. He also previously held positions with Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin, P.C. (where he was Of Counsel); Kirk & Carrigan, P.C.; Woods, Harman & Satterfield; The Superior Oil Company (where he was Vice President, Secretary, and Corporate Counsel); and Shell Oil Company. He was a member of the Texas and Liberty County Bar Associations and had been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States as well as various federal district and appellate courts. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association (Benefactor), Texas State Rifle Association (Life), Houston Zoological Society, the Liberty Rotary Club (Past-President 1985-86), the Baylor Law Alumni Association, and the Baylor Board of Regents (1990-1999).
For nearly fifty years, he was active in the First Baptist Church of Liberty, Texas, where he taught Sunday School classes, participated in several foreign mission trips, wrote and taught various special Bible studies, and served as a deacon. After moving to China Spring in 2006, Louis was active in Columbus Avenue Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school classes and special Bible studies, and served as a deacon and then later attended and was active at Highland Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and photography. A strong, loving husband, father, and grandfather, Louis was our rock and will be missed deeply. We rejoice that he is now home with the Lord and reunited with Peggy Clare. No more sorrow. No more pain.
Louis was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Clare; his brother, John; and his parents. Survivors include his daughter, Clare Paul, and her husband, Robert; his grandchildren, Joseph Paul and Elisabeth Paul; nieces and several cousins. The family wishes to express its deepest appreciation to Right at Home along with Linda Mansolo, Moe Burns, and Shamyra Coe in caring for Louis and for making his last days as comfortable as possible. Memorial donations can be made to the Peggy Clare and Louis O. Satterfield, Jr. Scholarship Fund at the Baylor Law School, Baylor University, Waco, Texas or to the Alzheimer’s Association. (Lake Shore Funeral Home)