Donald Glenn Bouldin, BA ’60, age 81, was welcomed into the arms of his Heavenly Father on September 2, 2019, in Matthews, North Carolina. Don was born on May 5, 1938, in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma, to the late Richard Graves Bouldin and Mabel Bell Bouldin. He attended Waco High School in Waco, Texas, where he served as captain of his baseball team and senior class president, as well as playing football, basketball, and participating in debate. Following high school, Don attended Baylor University where he graduated with a BA degree in both History and English, as well as a Masters in History. At the age of 18, Don accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and felt God calling him into ministry. He went on to receive a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological seminary, as well as a Doctorate of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1961, Don married Dwain Horsley Bouldin and the two of them began a lifelong ministry together, serving in churches in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia. Don has served as senior pastor in several large churches across this region, including Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte, as well as serving as the interim pastor in various churches after his retirement. Don also served in Viet Nam as a chaplain in the army from 1967-1970, and has held many speaking, training, and leadership roles within the Baptist State Convention. Above everything, Don’s life was marked by his integrity and his love of the Lord. He was a gifted pastor, teacher, and counselor. He loved people and had the unique ability of being a strong and organized leader with a kind, gentle demeanor and a winsome smile. He was a great storyteller with a keen sense of humor. He loved his family and he loved life. He enjoyed Baylor football, a good bookstore, Texas chili, and strawberry ice cream with Snickers on top. He was a listener, an advisor, and an encourager. He left an indelible legacy on the lives of so many and he will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Dwain Horsley Bouldin. He is survived by his sister, Francine Bouldin Lanier of Frisco, Texas, his daughter, Betsy (Steve) Maddox of Charlotte, North Carolina; sons Blake (Angie) Bouldin of Indian Trail, North Carolina, and Brent (Britney) Bouldin of Garrett Park, Maryland; 11 grandchildren, Ashley (John) Scott, Mark Maddox, Laura (Todd) Shipman, Lindy (Sean) Barcellona, Brianna (Zach) Wooten, Bryson Bouldin, Brett Bouldin (Marlee), Brad Bouldin, Bailey Bouldin, Brooklyn Bouldin, and Braxton Bouldin; 6 great-grandchildren, David, Caroline, Will, and Henry Scott, and Walker and Nora Wooten.
Carolyn Cobb Cannaday, BA ’60, of Winnsboro, TX, died Aug. 12, 2019. She was born and raised in Hawkins, where she loved playing make-believe outside with her two brothers and sister, was very active in school band, and played piano and organ for her church. She graduated from Baylor University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and education and taught English for several years in Irving, developing a curriculum for gifted and talented students. After marrying Henry, Carolyn joined him in Winnsboro and worked tirelessly as a phenomenal mother to Laura and John while also managing Henry’s dental practice for many years. While serving on the school board, she was instrumental in the bond approval and construction of the new elementary school. For 20 years, she was an active member of The Standard Club of Winnsboro, including 2 years as president, and was a member of First Baptist Church. Carolyn was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. She was a talented artist who enjoyed painting, playing the piano and sharing those talents with her friends and family. Her love of teaching extended throughout all facets of her life, from her work with the school board to improving education, but mostly through sharing her gift of teaching with her family in all that she did. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 14th at Beaty Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Thursday, August 15th at Beaty Funeral Home, Dr. David Rose officiating.
Edwin James Carrell, BBA ’60, LLB ’60, of Dallas died October 17, 2019. A celebration of his life and a witness to the resurrection was held on October 20, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Dallas. In honor of Edwin, the family has asked for contributions be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or the First United Methodist Church.
Dr. Stephen George Curtis, DDS ’60, of Amarillo, TX, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019, he was 85 years old. The family requests your attendance at either; or both gatherings. Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Llano Cemetery. A reception will immediately follow at First Presbyterian Church Parlor. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home. Steve was born June 11, 1934 in Amarillo to Vera Zallee Williams Curtis and Stephen Teel Curtis. He attended Nixon Junior High and Amarillo High School on Polk Street, graduating in 1952. Steve then attended Amarillo College earning an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science then attended the University of Texas where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Steve was then accepted into Baylor University Health Science Center for a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Dental School where he graduated with his Doctorate in Dentistry and was a member of Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity. On August 21, 1959, Steve married his high school sweetheart, Jerre Lynn Lewis at the First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo. They met and fell in love in 1953 while students at Amarillo High School. Steve then returned to Amarillo where he practiced General Dentistry for 2 years, then returned to Baylor University Health Sciences Center to enter the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program. Steve began his private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1965 until his retirement in January 2005. He was on the Medical and Dental Staff at High Plains Baptist Hospital where he served as Secretary on the Executive Committee. Steve was also on the staff of Northwest Texas Hospital where he was a member of the Credentials Committee and was also the Chief of the Dental section. Steve was President of the Potter-Randall Dental Society, a member of the Panhandle District Dental Association, Texas and American Dental Associations, Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Society, Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Steve was on staff at NWTH and Baptist Hospital as well as a consultant on staff at the VA. He volunteered his services at Boys Ranch as a consultant and was also an Associate Clinical Professor at Amarillo College School of Applied Sciences. He was secretary of the Baptist Hospital Medical and Dental staff from 1969-1970. Steve was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a deacon. He served as an usher for morning services for many years. He was a member and President on the board at Llano Cemetery for several terms. Steve was a true man of God who dedicated his life to helping others. He was a giving and selfless man who was always willing to help a friend in need. The love he had for his wife was beautiful and his loyalty and devotion to her was remarkable. As a dad, he was supportive, encouraging, and unwavering in his love and kindness. He led by example and taught his girls so many invaluable lessons in life. He was lovingly known as “Poppie” by his five granddaughters who absolutely adored him. His wonderful sense of humor, honesty, and words of wisdom are things that they will remember forever. He is preceded in death by his parents, Stephen Teel (Bud) Curtis and Zallee Curtis; and brother in law, Robert Lee Bass. Steve is survived by his wife, Jerre Curtis; daughters, Chancy Lee Curtis West and husband, Stuart Brooks West and Shannan Lynn Curtis O’Brien and husband, John Blake O’Brien; grandchildren, Madison Brooks West, Peyton Lee West, Sadie Grace West, Mary Raine O’Brien and Kieran Teel O’Brien; brother, Don Teel Curtis; sisters, Margaret Lynn Curtis Besselman and husband Jim, Alice Zallee Curtis Bass; and several nieces and nephews, Margaret McDermid, Sara Robinson, Teel Curtis, Allison Silvertooth, Dr. Steve Bass, Curt Besselman and Lee Besselman.
Ellen Jewel Hatter, BA ’60, of Moody, TX, died Oct. 4, 2019. Visitation, will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October, 9, 2019, at First Baptist Church, Moody, 300 Avenue E, Moody, Texas 76557Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at First Baptist Church, Moody, 300 Avenue E, Moody, Texas with the Reverend Tom Shelton officiating. Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Marlin, Texas. Ellen Jewel Hatter was born in San Benito, Texas to Jesse Dean and Nadine Denson on November 11, 1938. She graduated from Hanna High School in Brownsville, Texas. She graduated from Texas Southmost and Baylor University. She married Max Walter Hatter on February 5, 1961) in Brownsville. Ellen had a gift for making you feel welcome from the moment you met her. She had a big heart that matched her infectious smile. She thought the important things in life were God, family, friends, animals and plants. She understood that while life on the farm was good, there was a wonderful world to explore and enjoy outside of our farming community. She instilled a love of travel and a respect and appreciation for people from different backgrounds. She taught us how to engage with other people. She was raised city girl from the Rio Grande Valley who took a little while to adapt to country living, but she embraced it. She retired after 23 years in teaching at Moody ISD. She was a member of First Baptist Church Moody for 45 years. Ellen Jewel Hatter is survived by her husband, Max Hatter; children, Cindy, Walter and his wife, Daralynn, Jesse and his wife, Suzanne; sisters, Dorothy Graham and Elaine Hall; grandchildren, Ana Moye, Matthew Sinniger, Joye and Hope Hatter, Kailey and Cooper Hatter. Memorials may be given to Texas Home Health Hospice Foundation, 8300 Central Park Drive, Suite A, Waco, TX 76712.The family of Ellen Hatter wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Abbey Clinton, Texas Home Health and Hospice Angels, Whitney, Jordan, Tammy and Herman. Final Arrangements Entrusted to Paul Funeral Home, Marlin, Texas.
Charles B. Kemble, ’60, of San Antonio passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3:15 am at the age of 81. His loving wife of 60 years, Peggy, was with him when he passed. Charles Kemble was born July 7, 1938 in San Antonio to Cecil and Doris (McFarland) Kemble. He had one sister, Mary Lou. He met and fell in love with Peggy Simmons at a gathering for college students, and they married on June 5, 1959. They had one child together, Kenneth. Charles is survived by his wife Peggy, son Kenneth and wife Donetia, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and his granddaughter Sarah. His accomplishments, honors, citations and awards are far too many to be listed here, but some of the more notable are as follows: Charles Kemble was a scholar and held four earned degrees academically, the highest being Doctor of Ministry. He was pastor of five churches in the San Antonio area — Parkview Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Universal City, Northwest Hills Baptist Church, Leesville Baptist Church and Kendalia Community Church — and served as interim pastor of many other churches in the area. He was moderator of the San Antonio Baptist Association. He was an evangelist and went on numerous missions and preached numerous revival meetings. He was on the Board of San Antonio Youth for Christ. He was founder of Workplace Ministries. He loved sports and brought the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to San Antonio over fifty years ago. He was inducted into the FCA Hall of Champions in 2008. He was Chaplain for the San Antonio Riders football team. He was also coach of his son Kenneth’s little league teams. He was actively involved in politics, and started the Citizens for Decency in San Antonio in the 1960s. He was Chaplain for Bexar County for several years. He was Councilman for Universal City for several years, and was Mayor Pro-Tem. He knew several Texas governors and elected officials personally, and was called upon to say the opening prayer at the State Capitol in Austin on three different occasions. He served as chairman of the Republican Party for his area. He served as president of several civic and social organizations, including the Highland Park Lions Club and the San Antonio Knife and Fork Club. He loved action, and had the privilege of flying a T-38 at Randolph AFB. He loved the arts and was a friend to the San Antonio Symphony. He was on staff at both the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Wayland Baptist University, and was instrumental in starting the San Antonio Campus of Wayland. He was also active in helping people protect themselves and their families through his involvement with Legal Shield. The list could go on and on. He even did hambone on stage in Branson! Charles Kemble was a true soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ, and God touched the lives of many thousands of people through his life and multi-faceted ministry. Only eternity will tell the weight and magnitude of his impact.
Janice Elaine Wilshire Strand, BS ’60, of El Paso, TX, died March 27, 2019, at 80 years old. Born on September 16, 1938, Janice was a retired software engineer from Lockheed Martin, former president of the Denver YWCA, a quilter extraordinaire, and the most loving mother and grandmother on this earth. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mearl Estelle Wilshire Bing, her father, William Vernon Wilshire, her brother, William Raymond Wilshire, and her sister, Miriam Eloise Drain. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Douglas Elton Strand, her daughter, Toni Lynelle Blum (spouse Anthony Blum), her two sons, Scott Douglas Strand (spouse Robin Strand) and Kirk Vernon Strand (spouse Kari Strand) and six grandchildren, Valerio and Marguerite Blum, Abigail and Ryan Strand, and Trevor and Nathaniel Strand. Her 17 nieces and nephews include Raymond Wilshire, Thomas Wilshire, Joy Leftwich, Heather Servaites, Stacey Conover, Rebecca Carr, Jeffrey Strand, Aaron Strand, Brian Strand, Carrie Burns, Dana Mead, Evan Strand, Lucas McIntosh, Christopher McIntosh, Timothy McIntosh, Casey McIntosh, and Jessie McIntosh. The Denver area Celebration of Life will be on July 13, 2019 at 10:30 am at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hill's Village, CO 80113. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the American Heart Association. For those that would still like to send flowers, please send to Bethany Lutheran Church.
Shirley Johnette Alexander, BA ’61, of Fort Worth, TX, died Oct. 3, 2019. Johnette was born January 14, 1935 in Fort Worth, Texas to Edmond and Mildred Conley, the seventh of eight children. She graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1952 and married her high school sweetheart Cecil Alexander in 1953. Cecil and Johnette attended Baylor University, where she graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. A devoted educator, Johnette went on to teach music and art for elementary schools in Fort Worth ISD for nearly 40 years. Throughout her life, Johnette loved the Lord and served him with her various talents, beginning at age 16 where she played the piano for Poly Baptist Church. She also taught Sunday school, played the organ, and led the handbell choir. Besides teaching and music, some of Johnette’s favorite activities included cheering for her Baylor Bears, organizing mission opportunities and hosting family get-togethers. She is survived by her husband, Cecil of 66 years; daughter Debbie Harris, and son-in-law Steve; daughter Melissa Saenz, and son-in-law Martin; daughter Cecille Davis and son-in-law Tom; son Brett Alexander and daughter-in-law Julie; daughter Allyson Harrell and son-in-law Joel; sister Connie Thomas and brother-in-law Russell; and nine grandchildren, Chad Dyer and wife Marcia; Zac Harris; Brandon Bellows and wife Sarah; Tamara Mader and husband Joey; Spencer Davis and wife Lindsey; Kelli Davis; Jordan, Brady and Lauren Alexander; seven great-grandchildren, Parker and Quinn Dyer; Elsie and Rosalie Bellows; Elliott Mader; Adilynn and Kinley Davis; her younger sister Connie Thomas and husband Russell and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 6 siblings, and grandson Bryan Dyer.
Dr. J.C. Parmer, DDS ’61, of Vernon, TX, died Aug. 8, 2019. He was born Friday June 15, 1934 to Doyle and Gladys Parmer, in Archer City, Texas. He moved to Iowa Park in 1947 and graduated from W.F. George High School in 1951. He was active in football and track and had the privilege to play in the Greenbelt Bowl. He attended Parkland Hospital School of X-ray Technology and worked at the Wichita Falls Clinic Hospital. He graduated from Midwestern State University with a B.S. Degree. He married Jimmie Joy George on November 16, 1956 at the First Baptist Church in Iowa Park, Texas. He attended Baylor Dental School in Dallas and graduated with a DDS degree in 1961. They moved to Vernon in August of 1961 and opened his practice. He retired in 2011 after 50 years of dentistry. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Vernon, where he served as deacon and he served on several committees. He enjoyed raising shorthorn cattle. He was honored as Man of the Year at Doans Picnic in May 2019. Dr. Parmer was an avid fan for the Vernon Lions and a long time Red Sox fan. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jimmie Joy, Twins Jimmy Doyle Parmer and wife Sandie of Vernon. Pamela Ann Bailey and husband Chris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Son Jay Richard Parmer and wife Shana of Quanah, Texas and Paige Allison Lambert and husband Rick of Vernon, Texas. Nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday August 13, 2019 at 10:00am at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Monday officiating under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday August 12, 2019 from 6-8pm at Sullivan Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to USSV, First Baptist Church Local Ministries or Hope Center. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.
Dr. Clyde Wayne Bardin, MS ’62, of New York, NY, died Oct. 10, 2019. One of the true greats of science left us peacefully at his home on October 10, 2019. A pioneer in the field of endocrinology, a gifted mentor, teacher and author, Dr. Bardin's legacy extends beyond his research contributions and over 500 publications. He played a monumental role in his field, leading towards innovative discoveries and practices. His work and legacy go on with the FDA approval last year of Annovera, a three to five year vaginal contraceptive ring and two male contraceptive pills soon to be presented to the FDA. Born on 18 September 1934 in McCamey, West Texas to Jim Bardin and Irene Barnett, Wayne attended school in Odessa, TX where he played football. At the age of 10, his mother tricked him in attending Franz Lehar's opera, "The Merry Widow." Wayne was hooked. His all-time favorite was Puccini Turandot. To save him from further football injuries, the family moved to Fort Worth, where his father took a desk job from his oil company and Wayne attended Pascal High School. From there, he went to Rice University and on to Baylor College of Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Michael DeBakey, who wanted to keep Wayne in his service, wrote him an introduction to New York Hospital. He received his internal medicine training at Cornell University, New York Hospital, where he was mentored by Dr. Ralph Peterson, an expert in male reproductive sex steroid metabolism, and enrolled in the Coast Guard. In 1964 at the invitation of Drs. Mort Lipsett and Griff Ross, Wayne moved to the Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health (NCI NIH). At NCI, he welcomed to his lab, Pierre Corvol of the College de France, his first post-doc trainee. Wayne's resiliency led him to understand the necessity of practicing fundamental research in tandem with clinical research. In 1970, he was recruited to create a new medical school at Hershey and be Chief of the Division of Endocrinology at Penn State University. There, he quickly recruited a group of clinicians and investigators who competed effectively for NIH research funding. In 1972, he was the second (the first being President Nixon) to be granted a visa to visit China at their request to help rebuild their medical infrastructure after the Cultural Revolution. In 1978, John D. Rockefeller III invited him to become the Vice President of the Population Council at Rockefeller University, created to address the need for population control worldwide. As Director of the Population Council's Center for Biomedical Research, Dr. Bardin invited post-docs from all over the world to come to his lab. He developed Norplant, an intradermal implant for contraception in women that would provide effective prevention of fertility over a period of three to five years, as well as other contraceptives such as, Mirena. Major recognition for his achievements earned Dr. Bardin numerous awards across the globe and his election to presidency of the Endocrine Society and American Society of Andrology. Wayne is considered one of the "Giants of endocrinology" over the last 40 years, a great human being, and an inspiration to those who follow in his footsteps. His dry humor, wisdom and gentle kindness is greatly missed by his family, friends and countless colleagues. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice and his daughters Charlotte Merritt and Stephanie Torre, as well as his stepchildren and grandchildren. To celebrate Dr. Bardin's life, a funeral service will be held 10:30am on October 26 at the Church of Heavenly Rest, 1085 Fifth Avenue at 90th street, NYC, NY 10128. Burial will be private. Donations in Wayne's honor may be made to the Endocrine's Society Travel Award Fund or to Planned Parenthood.
Fred Harris Boyd, BM ’62, of Garland, TX, died Aug. 3, 2019. Anyone blessed to have known Fred would tell you that he never had an unkind word to say about or to anyone. As a faithful servant of the Lord, he wanted the best for everyone, loved his family without reserve, and always put others first. His love for Christ was undeniable. Fred is survived and adored by his two sons David Boyd and Steven Boyd; his daughter-in-law Brenda Boyd; three grandchildren; Katelyn, Harris, and Hannah Boyd; brother Mike Boyd and sister-in-law Susan Boyd; and sister Charlotte Hickman and brother-in-law Lynn Hickman. Preceded in death by mother Nora Harris Boyd and father Edgar Glen Boyd. Fred was a 79 year resident of Garland, Texas and attended First Baptist Church since he was a young boy resulting in deep family roots, a countless number of friends, and wonderful memories. A highly educated and talented man, Fred graduated in the top 10% of his class from Garland HS in 1958, earned his Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from Baylor University in 1962, and received a Master's degree in Music History from Southern Methodist University. An accomplished pianist, he generously shared his gift of music with so many. However his greatest accomplishment is the loving legacy and honorable example he left to his family and friends. Fred was a tremendous man that humbled himself to the Lord and to the needs of those around him. Glory be to God, the world is a better place for Fred having been in it. We love you Fred, and will see you again when we rejoice together in heaven. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "First Baptist Church - Amazing Grace Sunday School Class" who has graciously blessed and loved Fred's son, David Boyd, without measure over the years. Visitation will be held Tuesday August 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Charles W. Smith & Sons of Sachse, Texas. Funeral Services will be Wednesday August 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at 1st Baptist of Garland with Dr. Greg Ammons officiating. Services entrusted to Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Sachse, Texas.
Billy Charles Loden, BBA ’62, of Robinson, TX, died Oct. 20, 2019. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr., Waco, with the Rev. Jerry Freedman officiating. A private family burial will take place later. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019, at the funeral home. Billy was born March 2, 1934, in Waco, Texas, to Benjamin and Birdie (Diver) Loden. He served in the U.S. Army during the early 50's. Upon discharge, he attended Baylor University, graduating in 1962. He helped run his family's business, "Loden's Snow Cones", in Waco. Billy owned and operated Loden Guns Shop in Robinson for many years. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 26 years as a Rural Letter Carrier in Lorena, Texas. Billy was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, BF Loden, Winnell McMinn and husband, John, Ralph Loden, and Truman Loden and wife, Jeanette. He is survived by his son, Billy Loden II and wife, Lori, of College Station; daughter, Sheri Sims, of Waco; grandchildren Matthew Loden, of College Station, currently attending Texas A&M, Ryan Loden of Waco, currently attending Baylor University; and Clayton Sims, of Waco; former wife and long-time friend, Joyce Loden; along with numerous nieces and nephews, who he dearly loved. Online guestbook at www.pecangrovefuneral.com.
James Earl Busby, BBA ’63, MBA ’73, of Woodway, TX, died Oct. 16, 2019. memorial service will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 23 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ron Durham officiating. Visitation will follow the service until 6:30 pm. Jim was born October 21, 1940, Earl and Lillian Turner Busby in Bay City, Texas. After the end of World War II they moved to Galveston where they lived until 1954 when they came to Waco. He graduated from Waco High School in 1959. He then enrolled in Baylor and graduated with a BBA in accounting in 1963. He was president of Beta Alpha Psi National Honorary Accounting Society. He completed his Master of Business Administration degree in 1973. In 1983, he became a Certified Public Accountant and in 1989, he received his Certified Financial Planner licensure. In 1962 he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Pat Phillips. Jim and Pat were blessed with a daughter in 1963, Lisa Malesovas, who resides in Austin. Jim worked for Texaco Oil from 1963 to 1967 as an accountant. In 1967, he was hired by Baylor University as Chief Accountant. He then served in a number of capacities on campus including University Cashier, Director of Auxiliary Services, Senior Internal Auditor and Assistant Vice President and Business Manager. In 1985, he transferred from the administration to the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department teaching Corporate Finance and Personal Financial Planning. His 17 years as a teacher at Baylor University were the highlight of his career. Not only did he enjoy coaching students to achieve their maximum potential, but he also loved the friendships and collegiality of those with whom he worked in the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department. In 1999, he received a Teaching Excellence Award. He served as sponsor for the Baylor student chapter of the Financial Management Association. Jim retired in 2002, concluding a career that began with a newspaper route in the eighth grade; and he worked full-time at the Waco Tribune-Herald while going to school from 1957 to 1960. Jim discovered the beauty of the mountains when he attended the Baptist Encampment at Glorieta, New Mexico. Mountains became a favorite vacation destination for their family, particularly the mountains of Colorado. Jim loved reading history and especially enjoyed reading about the founding fathers and outstanding presidents. Auto tours to the Northeast often included visits to historical sites. Jim had a wonderful sense of humor which will be greatly missed. A special joy and blessing in his life were his two grandchildren, Colton and Peyton Malesovas. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Pat; daughter, Lisa Malesovas; grandchildren, Colton and Peyton Malesovas; sister-in-law, Carol Copeland and husband, Jerry of Gatesville; niece, Sherry Copeland and son, Henry of Portland, Oregon; aunt, Jane Busby; and many close cousins. Honorary Pallbearers are Bryan Berryhill, Ken Brittain, Colton Malesovas, Dr. Terry Maness, Dr. Charles Myers, Ray Pace, Dr. Bill Petty, and Dr. J.T. Rose. Jim and his family express heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Hitesh Singh and the staff of the McClinton Cancer Center, to the Hillcrest Hospice staff, and to Dr. Mark Hinds who served and ministered to them. Memorials may be made to Baylor University Hankamer School of Business. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our "Tribute Wall" at www.WHBfamily.com.
Maurina Kelsey Wiese Corley, BS ’63, age 79, of Cameron, TX, passed gently into the arms of her Lord and savior Jesus Christ on August 30, 2019, surrounded by loving family and friends. Services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Cameron, TX with graveside burial at 4 p.m. in the Calvert Cemetery in Calvert TX. There will be an opportunity for friends to view and pay their respects anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13, at Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, TX. She lovingly and generously touched the lives of anyone who knew her…whether you knew her as a Valedictorian and head cheerleader at Calvert High School class of 1958…an Honors graduate at Baylor University Class of 1962…a school teacher…business owner and community leader…choir director and soloist…music and voice teacher…legal assistant…the county clerk’s office…the town librarian…a dear/lifelong or recent friend… or just someone to say hello to. However, she will no doubt be remembered most for her gifted voice – which she shared generously with the people and communities she loved - singing for countless weddings, funerals, church services and special events. Maurina was born February 17, 1940, in Marlin, TX to Walter Clifford Wiese Jr. and Maurine (Kelsey) Wiese. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Walter Clifford Wiese III, and one nephew, Walter Clifford (Cliff)Wiese IV. She will be dearly missed by all her family, children; Thomas Danial Corley, Jr. and Ginna of Houston, Allen Shay Corley and Ali of Austin and Claire Maurine Corley of Dallas. Tommy Corley of Waco, her former husband and dear lifelong friend, A brother Calvin Wiese and wife Becky of Robinson and a sister Anne Halbert of Waco. Grandchildren Trevor O’Meara of Denver CO, Kelsey and Josh Martak of Dallas TX, Solvei Shay Corley and Valkyrie Maurina Corley of Austin TX, step grandchildren, Amanda Talley and daughter Julz , Joel Talley and sons Andrew and Carson, Julia Sanders and son Cohen. Nephews; Richard Halbert, Justin Wiese and Adam Wiese and Nieces; Robin Polk, Cay Miner, Elizabeth Thigpen, Amy Weaver and Julie Biezenski. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Cristian and Abi Striblea of Mossy Oaks Retreat Assisted Living in Spring TX, Lori and Morgan of Grace Hospice and daughter-in-law Ginna and granddaughter Julz for their gentle, loving and fervent care of Maurina during this past year.
Cole Reginal “Reg” King, MA ’63, of Dallas died September 13, 2019. Dr. King was born April 15, 1933, in Muskogee, OK to Richard G. King and Jewell Kelley King and then moved to Stillwater, OK. At Stillwater HS he lettered in basketball, baseball, and track; he was named All-State in football. Serving as student body president, Reg also excelled in Scouts, choir and band. He graduated with a degree in history from Oklahoma State University, where he was very active in the Baptist Student Union along with many campus activities. He met his wife of 65 years in freshman English and married Marian M. Smith King on Dec. 12, 1953. Feeling called to the ministry, he first served as pastor at a mission for the First Baptist Church of Stillwater. Following graduation from OSU, they moved to Fort Worth to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where Dr. King graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1957. From there his 40 years of Texas pastorates included Penelope, Emmanuel Corsicana, Timber Crest in Waco and Tarrytown Baptist in Austin. While pastoring, Dr. King earned a Master of History from Baylor; he furthered his studies at UT and ultimately returned to Southwestern to complete his PhD in Christian Ministry. All three of King's children were born in Waco and grew up in Austin, where he was actively involved in their music, academic and athletic pursuits. A water/snow skier, camper, hunter and lake enthusiast, Reg was a role model and mentor to them and so many more. In '77, the family moved to Dallas, where King worked for the Texas Baptists as a coordinator of student work and with college BSU in the area. After 17 years, he retired and began teaching continuing education computer classes at Richland College. He never fully "retired" but kept active by working with the Scott Roofing Company, playing handball and racquetball, sailing, and becoming a skilled woodcarver. He was also a track & field official for over 40 years, including being a starter for the Big XII. Avid adventurers, the Kings final trip was for safari in South Africa where they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Throughout his life Reg was a much loved and respected father, granddad, coach and encourager for hundreds of young people, but most importantly, he pointed others to salvation in Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife, Marian; sons Cliff Reginal of Dallas, Lance and wife Becky of Edmond, OK; daughter Janell King Luce, ’86, and husband Joe of Houston; and one sister, Janie Hackler in OK. He is preceded in death by his parents, oldest sister Reba, and his oldest grandson Garrett Cole Luce. He leaves behind beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Special thanks to the caregivers at DiversiCare of Lake Highlands. Memorial services will be held in Ellis Chapel of Park Cities Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27thA reception will be held following the service in the Parlor. Memorials may be made to their church or the Alzheimer's Association. Inurnment of the ashes will take place at Sparkman Hillcrest in the Prayer Garden.
Jim Fountain Robinson, BS ’63, MS ’65, of Belton, TX, died Sept. 18, 2019. Jim Fountain Robinson was born to parents, Fayrel Edith Stoner and Jim Franklin Robinson on April 6, 1941 in Miami, Oklahoma. He was the oldest of two, and had a sister, Dorothy. Jim attended school in Oklahoma and Texas earning a full ride tennis scholarship to Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he played and lettered all four years. He earned a Bachelor degree in Math and then a Master’s degree in Physics. Initially after graduating from Baylor, he worked with the Space Flight program at NASA and was on the tech crew for the Apollo 11 space flight. Next, Jim and his partners built the Bay Area Racquet Club in Clear Lake, Texas and after a period of time, he and his partners added the Galveston Racquet Club. It was during this time that Jim was a sideline referee for the historic and famous Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. It was the passion of playing, coaching tennis, and later refereeing tennis that would be a lifelong love of his. Jim sold his interest in the racquet clubs and went to work for Texas State Technical College in Waco. Additionally, he became Baylor University’s Tennis Coach. He taught 20 plus years at TSTC and became Head of the Computer Science Department until retiring in 2001. It was during his retirement years that Jim found his true passions: the love of traveling with his wife, Jo, and refereeing tennis. Jim was awarded the USTA (United States Tennis Association) - Texas Section Umpire of the Year Award in 2005. He refereed the US Open in New York for fifteen years, being there to celebrate their 50 year anniversary and being selected as one of the umpires who stays the entire time to call matches at the highest level. His family described his work ethic as “all or nothing” and that it was his goal “to do his best”. Jim accomplished this by being a dedicated professional, a loving husband, a devoted father, and an active grandfather. Jim is survived by his wife, Jo; his children, Jim, Jr, Kim, John, Carrie, and Paul and their spouses; and his grandchildren: Bailey, Gwen, Darby, Mary, Kelsey, Emily, Sam, Tyler, and Sydney. Jim is survived by his sister, Dorothy, and three nephews: Delton, Bobby, and David. He is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Sandra. Private Family Service will be conducted by the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Oklahoma.
Carl T. Watkins, BBA ’64, of Tampa, FL, died Sept. 15, 2019. Carl was born in Shelbyville, Missouri on November 25, 1942. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1960 before attending Hannibal-LaGrange College. Carl received his accounting degree in 1964 from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and then became a Certified Public Accountant. Carl worked as an auditor for the Army Air Force Exchange for several years before he moved to Florida in 1979 and settled in Tampa in the early 1980's and opened up his own CPA firm. He was a sports fan, especially a fan of the Baylor Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Carl was preceded in death by his brother Ralph Watkins and his parents Donald and Esther Watkins. Carl is survived by his sister Charlotte (Lynn) Riley of Shelbina Missouri and two nephews and a niece, Brent (Amanda) Watkins of Bolivar Missouri, Jason (Sara) Riley of Springfield Missouri, and Jill (Joe) Young of Robinson Illinois. Also surviving are 6 great nieces and 1 great nephew. Memorial service will be held in Shelbina MO at a later date.
Sharon Thomasson Concha, BA ’64, departed this earthly life on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Treemont Health Care Center in Houston, Texas. She was laid to rest on August 21, 2019 at Rosewood Memorial Park in Humble, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 7, 2019 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 600 Pecore St, Houston, Texas. Sharon Sue was born August 27, 1943 to Homer and Marguerite Biddle in Houston, Texas and grew up in Galveston and Angleton, Texas. She graduated from Baylor University in 1964, and lived in Waco, Houston, Angleton, Los Angeles and Riverside, California before settling in Sweeny, Texas in 1974. After a career teaching first and second grade in both California and Texas, she earned a Master’s in Psychology from Houston Baptist University in 1987. She served as an elementary school counselor and diagnostician in Angleton until she retired from education, living in Lake Jackson and Surfside. After retirement, she worked as a visiting therapist for nursing home patients and as a coordinator for Meals on Wheels in Galveston. She and her husband Mario volunteered together with Meals on Wheels and at The Grand Opera House, where they enjoyed many performances. She was an active member of numerous churches and church choirs throughout her lifetime, most recently Moody Methodist in Galveston. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Marguerite and Homer Biddle. She is survived by her husband, Mario Concha of Houston; daughters, April Wright-Warren and husband Tim Warren of Houston, and Amy Thomasson of Dallas; grandson Jordan Wright and wife Alyssa of Katy; great-grandson Jaydan Wright; sons, Nicolas Concha and wife Jana of Copenhagen, and John Concha of Clear Lake; grandchildren Alexander Concha, Sebastian Concha, Juliana Concha, Audrey Hardy, and Madisyn Concha.
Dr. Clarence Kenneth Miller, PhD ’64, of Houston passed away peacefully in Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the age of 87. Dr. Miller is survived by his sisters, Cheryl Sherman of Bertram, Texas, and Eileen Haney of Klamath Falls, Oregon, his son, Dr. Lawrence Kenneth Miller, and his wife Dr. Ruth Huang Miller, of St. Louis, Missouri, his daughter, Laura Ann Miller of Houston, Texas, and his grandchildren, Elizabeth Miller and Madison Miller of St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Miller is preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Miller, his parents, Dr. Lawrence Emmett Miller and Eva Irene Miller of Fort Worth, Texas, his brother, Lawrence Joseph Miller of Arlington, Texas, and his sister, Charlotte Williams, of Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Miller was born in Decatur, Illinois on February 1, 1932. He was married to Jo Ann from 1954 until 1977, when she passed away. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree from Baylor University. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas in 1962. Dr. Miller had a 25-year career as a Psychologist at the VA Hospital in Houston, Texas, and also had a private practice that spanned 44 years. A visitation is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 29, at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, and will be followed by a graveside funeral service at 12:30 p.m.
Diane Gilley Dietiker, BA ’65, of Axtell, TX, died Sept. 26, 2019. at Providence Hospital surrounded by her family and friends. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29, at Bellmead Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 30, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bellmead, with Pastor Larry Krueger officiating. A private burial ceremony will be at Axtell Cemetery. Mrs. Dietiker was born January 11, 1942 at Providence Hospital in Waco, Texas, the daughter of Elner (Lyon) and Woodrow Gilley. With her father, she enjoyed as a young girl the love of horses by riding in horse shows and barrel racing. On January 26, 1963, she was united in marriage for 54 years to Darwin Wayne Dietiker. They were blessed with two children: Darin Dwayne Dietiker and Danae Dietiker Pieri. Diane enjoyed her two precious granddaughters, Emelia and Ellison Pieri who loved baking cakes with their Grandmommy. Her family brought her much joy and happiness. Diane was baptized in the Axtell Baptist Church and was a member until 1964 when she joined St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bellmead, Texas where her husband was a member. She taught Sunday School for several years and attended worship until her death. She loved her Lord and thanked him daily for the many blessings he had given her. She attended Axtell Elementary and North Waco Elementary schools, North Waco Junior High School and graduated from Axtell High School in 1960. She was a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in Education and English. She completed post graduate at Baylor University and Sam Houston State University where she received her Librarian certification at Baylor.Mrs. Dietiker began her teaching career at Robinson High School in January 1965. The following year she began teaching English at La Vega High School where she enjoyed a 54 year career in education. She taught English for ten years at La Vega and has been the High School Librarian since 1976. She believed that students could excel and enjoyed working with them so that they could achieve their best. She was a member of American Association of University Women and Alpha Delta Kappa in the 1970's. She served on the Axtell School Board for 22 years, was a member of Texas Association of School Boards, Texas State Teachers Association, Texas Library Association, and Texas Association of Retired Teachers. Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Darwin; parents, Elner and Woodrow Gilley; her in-laws, Thelma and Walter Dietiker; and numerous aunts and uncles whom she dearly loved. She is survived by her son and husband, Darin Dietiker and Brett Auttonberry; daughter and husband, Danae and Jim Pieri; granddaughters, Emelia and Ellison Pieri; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Norma and Weldon Hand; nephew, Brian Hand; nieces, Terri Lindsay, Julie Hahn, Tammie Albers, Heather Tindle and their spouses; great-nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Pallbearers are Ricky Lindsay Sr., Ricky Lindsay Jr., Jay Helleck, Keith Lindsay, Lucas Helleck and Freddy Losak. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1301 Hogan Lane, Waco, Texas 76705. Please sign the registry online at www.bellmeadfuneralhome.com.
Janith Jenson Elbert, BA ’65, of Waco died Aug. 28, 2019. Janith is survived by her husband Doug Elbert, brother Randy Jenson and wife Gladys, two sons, Paul Anderton and David Anderton and wife Debbie Anderton, daughter Sharon Trimble and grandsons, Clinton Trimble, Carter Anderton, Case Anderton and Cooper Anderton. Visitation will be at OakCrest Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm. Services to be held at Our Saviors Lutheran at Norse at 11:00 am on Wednesday. Janith Jenson was born in Cranfills Gap, Texas to parents Raymond Jenson and Jennie Mae Pederson-Jenson both having full Norwegian ancestry. Her early years were spent in the Bosque County Norse community. After moving to Waco she attended South Junior and graduated from Waco High in 1957. She attended Baylor University and later earned her Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University. School was a natural for her and she began a teaching career at Burbank High School in San Antonio. From there she began to seek other ways to make a difference as director of Children Services, Walter Branch Library, Director of Social Services, Shelter for Battered Woman and Director of Community Services Women’s center of Dallas. The connection throughout this part of her career was to give back and hopefully make a difference in someone else’s life. Janith spent 15 years in Nacogdoches as a Chaplin for Nacogdoches Medical Center and became thoroughly involved in the community serving on the Boys and Girls club board and many other heart felt community organizations. During her time at the Medical Center she was able to secure the funds and build a Chapel for those to pray and worship in a private holy environment. She spent time writing for the Baptist Standard and speaking during this part of her life. The thread of her life has always been the love for Jesus and sharing with others the amazing grace and love God has for each of us. To know her is to understand that she loves unconditionally with a giving heart and absolute trust in God’s path for each of us. The second love of her life is family and she so enjoyed her time with her relatives and especially her Grandpa at the farm in Clifton. She spent 10 years of her life caring for her mom (Jennie Jenson) at home with her, sacrificing to make sure she was loved and comfortable. Janith had three children Paul Anderton, David Anderton and Sharon Trimble who all reside in Waco. They are a very close family having been shaped, encouraged, loved and raised by such a spiritual person in Janith. Doug Elbert, her husband of 40 years, has been her entire foundation and encourager and love of her life. Grandkids love their Grandma but never as much as a Grandma’s love for grandkids. If we had a penny for every prayer and conversation to God from Janith about her grandkids, we would all be rich. The third thing Janith loved was nature and being out in God’s amazing creation. She wrote a book about her Time on the Farm and being with her Grandpa, learning about faith through nature and the lessons we learn by opening our eyes and listening with our hearts. Janith was an amazing person and one of a kind. The impact she had on others is probably not measurable. God used her as an angel her on earth and now she is an angel in Heaven. Pallbearers are Cooper Anderton, Case Anderton, Clint Trimble, Carter Anderton, Joseph Cox, and Tim Pederson. A special thanks to the all the staff on the 4th floor of Hillcrest Hospital, she had wonderful care and very peaceful transition to Heaven.
Robert Owen “Buck” Harris III, BA ’65, JD ’75, of Salado, TX, died Sept. 26, 2019. He was born May 6, 1943 in Ft. Lewis, Washington and died on September 26, 2019 in Salado, Texas. He moved to Belton, Texas in the early 1950’s with his mother, Myrtle Grace Harris and father, Robert Owen “Buck” Harris Jr. His father was one of Killeen’s first attorneys, and established Harris Law Office, which is still located in downtown Killeen. Buck attended public school in Belton and Killeen, and graduated from Killeen High School in 1961. He then went on to attend Baylor University, earning a double Bachelors in English and History in 1965. Buck enlisted in the United States Army in 1967 and did two tours serving in Vietnam at the height of the Vietnam War. He was a true war hero and was the recipient of the following medals: the Silver Star, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Purple Heart, Bronze Star with V Device and One Oak leaf cluster, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Combat Infantryman Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Army Commendation Medal, two Over Sea Service Bars and the National Defense Service Medal. After serving in the military, Buck returned to Baylor and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1976. He joined Harris Law Office alongside his brother, Clay Peebles, and Frank Holbrook. Buck practiced law in Killeen until 2012, when he moved his office to Belton. He worked tirelessly across Central Texas, representing countless individuals in criminal and family matters, in both District and Federal court. Additionally, Buck was active in the State Bar, servicing as Bell County Bar President. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Suzanne; his children Lee and Courtney Harris, Amity Coose, and Baine Brock; grandchildren Samuel Humphreys, Austin, Georgia and Davis Coose. Buck was preceded in death by his parents Robert O. “Buck” Harris and Grace Harris: wife Cindy Fitzhugh Harris; daughters Robin and Autumn, and brother Bill. The family is requesting donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation in Buck’s honor, or to another charity of your choice. Services will be Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lifeway Fellowship Church with Pastor Jimmy Towers Officiating. Family visitation will be Monday, September 30, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Lifeway Fellowship Church. Interment will be at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.
Haldor Turner Jonsson Jr., PhD ’65, of Charleston, SC, husband of Brenda Turner Jonsson, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. A loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed. His memorial service will be held Monday, October 21 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1157 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. at 2:00 p.m. with a reception following. Hal was born in State College, PA on January 5, 1929, son of the late Susan Foster Jonsson and Haldor Turner Jonsson, Sr. The family moved to Texas in 1931. A true cowboy who occasionally rode his horse to school, Hal grew up in the country outside of Houston, developing a love of farm life at an early age. He attended Texas A&M and received a B.A. in Agriculture. After serving two years in the US Army Chemical Core during the Korean War, he completed eight years in the Army Reserve, reaching the rank of major. Hal managed a cattle ranch and worked for Shell Chemical before returning to graduate school at Texas A&M for a master's degree in biochemistry. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Baylor Medical School and completed postdoctoral research at Boston University. Hal joined the faculty in the Biochemistry Department at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1966 where he taught, performed research and published numerous papers. He was named Professor of the Year in 1994 by the College of Pharmacy and was named Professor Emeritus of the MUSC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Science in 2002. Hal was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for 53 years where he served as Elder and sat on many committees. He was an avid member of The Exchange Club of Charleston since 1988 where he was in charge of the animal barn at the Coastal Carolina Fair for over ten years and was named Man of the Year 2001-2002. He was co-founder of the University Exchange Club and was honored by that club with the Andrew Award in 2002. He also served on the board of My Sister's House. Growing up in Texas, Hal was an ardent duck and goose hunter. He and a friend continued his love of farming by keeping a small herd of cattle just outside the city for several years-until Hurricane Hugo blew the roof off the barn and ended that endeavor. One of his favorite pastimes was fishing, crabbing and shrimping off the dock with his children and grandchildren. His greatest love was his family and Hal will be truly missed. Cowboy. Soldier. Scholar. Husband. Father. Grandfather. We were all so fortunate to have had him in our lives. Hal is survived by his wife of 55 years, Brenda Turner Jonsson; two children: son, William Turner Jonsson (Leslie) and daughter, Mary Louise Alexandre (Cary), both of Charleston, SC; four grandchildren: Emma Louise Farmer, Erik Jonsson, Kyle Jonsson, and Charlotte Alexandre all of Charleston, SC; several nieces, nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Suzanne Jonsson Mercado.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1157 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407. You may also visit the tribute page at palmettocs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Palmetto Cremation Society, 5638 N Rhett Ave, N Charleston, SC 29407. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston.
Dr. Herman Joseph Keillor, BA ’65, of Harlingen, Texas, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on October 31, 2019. Herman was born on May 16, 1943 in Berwyn, Illinois to Ormal Alfred Keillor and Georgiana Louise Keillor and was the second oldest of five children. He moved with his family down to the Rio Grande Valley in 1957 to Bayview; and Herman graduated in 1961 as Salutatorian from Los Fresnos High School. While in high school, Herman’s love of football was ignited under the leadership of coach John Linville and his beloved coach & lifelong friend, Buford Wyatt. Under their direction, Herman played fullback position and was Varsity Captain for the Los Fresnos Fighting Falcons football team. Herman also greatly enjoyed participating in Future Farmers of America. He raised several prize-winning Hampshire hogs under the mentorship of his lifelong friend and teacher, Mac Miller. Herman used his prize money to purchase his own school clothes every year; and even earned enough points to receive the highly coveted “Lone Star Farmer’s Degree” (the highest honor one can receive from FFA). After high school, Herman met Judith Ann “Judy” Rinewalt on the steps of the Chemistry building on their very first day of freshman classes at Baylor University in the fall of 1961. They wed on August 28, 1965, the day after their college graduation, where Herman received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology. The following week after a quick honeymoon and move up to Dallas, Herman began his studies at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and he graduated in 1969. The couple then moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where Herman completed his rotating internship year at St. John’s Hospital. They next moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee where Herman completed his residency in General Orthopedic Surgery at Baroness Erlanger Hospital; and where their first daughter, Amy Elizabeth, was born. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve from 1971 to 1977. After the completion of his residency, the now trio, decided to return to Herman’s Valley roots and moved to Harlingen in 1974. Herman began his private General Orthopedic Surgery practice and completed the first ever Total Knee surgery in Harlingen. He became Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1977; and built Harlingen Bone & Joint Clinic in 1979, continuing the practice in its same original building until his death. He also served as Director of the Valley Baptist Medical Center Emergency Department Poison Control, and Chairman of the Emergency Room Medical Advisory Committee from 1980 to 1988. It was also during this time that they welcomed their second daughter, Rebecca Leeann. Throughout his forty-five years of practice, Herman never stopped learning and contributing to his field. He had a charming bedside manner; and always took his time with every one of his thousands of patients. He had an affinity for teaching; and especially loved being a Preceptor in Orthopedic Surgery for the Physician’s Assistant Program at the University of Texas Pan American/UTRGV. His dedication and popularity amongst his students resulted in him earning the “Orthopedic Preceptor of the Year” Award. Herman was a pillar of the community and involved in numerous civic, school & church affairs for many years. He was a member of: Calvary Baptist Church and its Stewardship Committee, the City of Harlingen Chamber of Commerce, and the STEC (EMS) Medical Advisory Committee. Being a former football player, Herman always had a passion for the sport and wanted to increase the level of care & safety for the players. As such, he volunteered his time to be on the sidelines in case of injury, and was the team doctor for the Harlingen Cardinal, Harlingen Hawk, Los Fresnos Falcon, La Feria Lion, San Benito Greyhound, Santa Rosa Mighty Warrior, Raymondville Bearkat, and Weslaco Panther football teams. Although he loved supporting all of the Valley towns, his loyalty remained with his beloved Harlingen. He was a fixture on the sidelines at Boggus Stadium on Friday nights since 1976, and rarely missed a game. His “super fandom” was so intense that he even converted three of his cars to be the “Cardinal Staff Car,” “The Cardinal Carriage,” and “The Hawkmobile” with elaborate custom paintjobs & neon ground effects; and he oftentimes would park those cars right underneath the scoreboard to intimidate visiting teams. Being a former athlete himself, however, Herman was also very supportive of ALL area youth sports and athletes. This included sponsoring the “Dr. Keillor Classic” statewide basketball tournament for 30 years, which unofficially tipped off the basketball season every November during the Thanksgiving holiday; and in the hundreds of booster posters he proudly displayed in his office to create his “Wall of Honor.” It was because of his many acts of service to sports that he earned the “Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame Distinguished Service” Award, the “Robert Reece Memorial Super Fan” Award (Harlingen High School), the “City of Palms RGV Football Clinic Hall of Honor” Award, and the “Super Cardinal Hall of Fame" Award. When he wasn’t working or volunteering his time, Herman had several interests. Born with a green thumb, Herman was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing plants of all varieties. He especially loved his vegetable garden and harvesting his crop to enjoy at the family dinner table. He enjoyed having his extended family and employees over to swim in the pool and eat his many creations. He also loved American History, with his favorite subjects being Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. Although his work schedule often didn’t allow it, he also loved to travel with his family. Amongst his favorite trips were the Annual Doctor Beach Camping Trip at the Port Mansfield Cut, the Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas, cruising to Alaska and going whitewater rafting, bus tour through Scotland to research the Keillor heritage, cruising to the Bahamas with his ENTIRE family as a 50th Wedding Anniversary gift from his daughters, and most recently, going to Ruidoso, New Mexico in March with the entire clan again to learn more about the origins of “Smokey the Bear” and “Billy the Kid.” He said it was the “most fun he had in his entire life.” Herman was perhaps best known for his HUGE LOVE of trains! To say he was a model train enthusiast would be the understatement of the century…a passion that began after he received his very first Lionel train. A gift promised to him as a reward for enduring 3 days of intensive and painful, old-fashioned allergy testing. He attended countless train shows over the years and best loved sharing his interest with his grandson, Ryan. He was also fortunate to share his love of trains with one of his best friends, Dr. Don Lee. A reminder of his hobby remains visible on the kitchen table today, where he accidentally spilled super glue while putting together a model with his niece, Mona. His normally jovial wife had quite the “colorful” reaction, which her daughters love to laughingly remind her of to this day. A caring doctor, husband, father, father-in-law, papa, brother, cousin, uncle, and dear friend to so many, he will be greatly missed. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ormal Alfred and Georgiana Louise Keillor; his sister, Mary Lou Keillor Bannert; and countless pets. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy, of 54 years; daughters, Amy Elizabeth Keillor of Austin, Texas, and Rebecca “Becky” Leeann Grohmann (son-in-law, Andrew) of Cypress, Texas; and grandchildren, Elizabeth Julia Grohmann, Ryan Andrew Grohmann, Josephine Lilly Grohmann, and a player to be named later of Cypress, Texas. Other survivors include his sister, Judy Mae Keillor Powell of Los Fresnos, Texas; his brother, James Allen Keillor (wife, Joyce) of Los Fresnos, Texas; and sister, Bonnie Keillor Slaten (husband, Steve) of Fort Collins, Colorado; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and his beloved dogs, Shania and Lionel Twain. Visitation will be held at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home, 710 Ed Carey Drive, Harlingen, Texas 78550 on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Following a private burial service, a Memorial and Celebration of Life service, led by Pastor Dr. Bill Perkins, will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 1815 North 7th Street, Harlingen, Texas 78550 on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.
Glen Richard Capp Jr., BA ’66, MA ’67, age 75, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Providence Hospice Place in Waco. Richard was born August 9, 1944, in Florence, Alabama. He was a beloved only child to Glenn Richard Capp, Sr. and Thelma Robuck Capp. In 1945, after the war ended, they moved back to Waco. Since he was an only child, he considered his cousins like brothers and sisters, spending many holidays and family gatherings together. Richard graduated from Waco High School in 1962, Baylor University in 1966 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Baylor University with a Master’s Degree in Oral Communications in 1967, and continued advanced graduate studies at the University of MO until 1969. In 1968, he married the love of his life, Carol Karnes Clapp, in Corpus Christi. They had two daughters, Catherine Elizabeth Capp Hays “Catie” born in Tacoma, WA in 1972 and Amanda Allison Capp Green “Mandy” born in Waco in 1976. Richard was a very selfless and humble man. He would venture out during bad storms and tornadoes to check on neighbors without worrying about his own personal safety. He showed compassion to everyone; he would literally give the shirt off his back or his last dollar to help someone in need. His daughters learned to help someone if they ask for help. He also had a deep love for animals often taking in strays and assisting in rescuing dogs with his youngest daughter. He was kind, loving, funny and understanding. He was a servant leader and was resilient, and was known for being a friend to everyone in his community. Richard was a strong believer in education and advocated for the oppressed. He loved working in his garage (his daughters often compared their husbands “handy” abilities to their father’s),was an avid golfer from the time he was a child, he would shag balls to play for free, and loved all sports. Baseball and softball were his favorites though. He played on the Lakeshore Baptist Church softball team and coached his daughters’ teams. Richard loved attending all of his children’s sporting events and he would proudly and loudly cheer for them (or yelling at umpires). Richard always encouraged his girls to choose their own path in life, offering advice and endless support. He was very proud and loved to brag on their accomplishments. Once he had grandchildren, he did the same thing- always so proud of anything and everything they did and would attend their activities anytime he was able. Richard was actively involved in Waco Alliance for Peace and Justice, and he later joined Friends of Peace with one of his closest friends, Skip Londos. He served on and chaired several committees at Hill College, numerous committees for the Waco and the Texas Associations of Realtors, the Waco Association on the Board of Directors, Secretary –Treasurer 1995, Vice President 1996 and President 1997, Waco Convention and Visitor Bureau Advisory Board, Waco Vision 2020 Committee, Waco Transportation Committee, Waco Economic Development Organization, Waco Recycling Advisory Board, Waco Building Standards Commission, was a candidate for Waco City Council in 1992, was a consultant for Habitat for Humanity, Parental Involvement Committee at Waco ISD, and coached and served as Vice President and President of Lake Air Little League for many years. His teaching career started in 1966, as an adjunct speech professor at Hill College. Through the years he taught a several different colleges, including teaching continuing education in the Real Estate field. He was also a broker involved in sales, property management and appraisals. Richard also worked in the insurance industry for Bill Bailey Insurance and investment business for A.G. Edwards. One of his greatest childhood memories is going to Hubbard and visiting his grandmother. She would always cooked him fried chicken and that is something he carried on with his family on Sunday afternoons. He was famous among his family and friends for making the best mashed potatoes that no one could replicate. He loved to cook for his family. Richard is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Catie and Mandy; grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Green, Abigail Lynn Green, William Richard Hays, and Andrew Joseph Hays; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins that were a huge part of his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waco’s Bledsoe-Miller Community Center: City of Waco Parks and Recreation Department, PO Box 2570, WACO, 76702 or by phone at 254-750-8096.
Rique Eugene Carson, BA ’66, of Houston died Sept. 30, 2019, after an extended illness. He was born in Victoria, Texas on May 11, 1944 to Rev. Arthur James Carson and Pearl Lucille Smith Carson. In 1946, his family moved to Houston, Texas, where he attended Poe Elementary, Lanier Junior High and Lamar High School. He also joined and became a lifelong member of South Main Baptist Church in Houston. Thereafter, Rique attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1966. He taught in Houston and Channelview schools while attending the University of Houston, and additionally obtained a master’s degree in Education. Rique was always interested in travel and seeing new places, so he contacted Rutgers University to explore opportunities to teach overseas. He received an offer to teach in the American School in Tehran, Iran, and he taught there from 1970-1980. The United States maintained a military presence there for many years, and the American families stationed there wanted their children to be educated in English. Those years were his travel years which gave him the opportunity to travel to many places he had always dreamed of visiting. During every school holiday, he would travel to new parts of Asia, Europe, Africa, China, and Japan. Sometimes he would organize tours with other teachers for travel to interesting places together. Even long after he returned to the United States, Rique faithfully attended reunions of this group of teachers and their families. When the situation in Iran became unsettled and increasingly dangerous, Rique went to teach in a school in Estepona, Spain — a school for Iranian children whose parents had fled Iran for political reasons, and wanted their children to learn in English. Thereafter, Rique taught in New Guinea, Indonesia at the American School in New Guinea in a copper mining camp run by Jim Bob Moffett. While living there, Rique was able to satisfy his travel bug by traveling extensively in Australia. At the end of three years, he returned to Houston, and taught there for the rest of his career in education. He was the primary caregiver for his mother until she passed away in 1991, and, after her death, he continued to teach at Elrod Elementary School in Houston,where he started in 1988, until his retirement in 2014. Rique was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Dr. A. J. Carson, Jr., of Birmingham, AL, and Jack Carson of Henderson, KY, and a nephew, Kenneth Westmoreland Carson of Glasgow, KY. He is survived by his wife, Ilene Benzman of Houston,TX, along with his 3 stepchildren and 7 grandchildren, also of Houston, TX. He is also survived by his sister Lucille Harrell of Austin, TX., and his sister-in-law, Ina Gottlieb of Boca Raton, FL., along with her children and grandchildren (Boca Raton, FL and Palm City, FL.), and Melanie Carson, widow of Ken Carson, and their daughter, Natalie, of Kentucky. In addition, Rique is survived by and will greatly be missed by his adoring 6 nieces and nephews, Carol Gaither (Tom), Jim Carson (Jennifer), Roger Harrell, David Harrell, Lynn Harrell (Scotty McKern), and Elaine Doering (Roger); his 10 great nieces and nephews, and his 15 great-great nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Rique’s legacy will live on through the students whose lives were changed because he was their teacher and mentor. Rique Eugene Carson was a “one-of-a-kind” person who enriched the lives of everyone he met. The family wishes to acknowledge the incredible Houston Hospice team who took superb care of Rique at home – Angela, Tolu, Marjorie, Robin, Kathy, and Todd. They truly are angels on earth. His family would like to also thank Rique’s personal doctors – Dr. Brandon Smaglo, Director of Hematology and Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM); Dr. Charu Agrawal, Supportive Medicine at BCM; and Dr. Lisa Haubert, his surgeon who was formerly at BCM. Thank you all for providing him with exceptional, outstanding care. Rique won several battles, but sadly, the evil cancer won the war. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service celebrating Rique’s life at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002.
Dan H. Nix, BBA ’66, of Memphis, TN, died Aug. 31, 2019. He was born to Casey A. and Alma Doolin Nix on February 24, 1944 in Paris, TX. Though he lived many places throughout his life, he settled in Memphis to be near family. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Andy Nix and Nicki Soule, and his two grandchildren Mary Gara and Gray Nix, his sister Mary Delle (Greg) Smolarz. He is predeceased by his parents and brother Larry Nix. Dan was affectionately known as "PeePaw" by many of his friends, family, and anybody who paused within earshot. (Of course, there are stories behind that.) He attended Baylor University where he played golf and Virginia Tech where he got his doctorate in education. He had many careers during his full life including; college professor, restaurant entrepreneur, golf pro, and music portfolio manager. While small in stature, PeePaw had a gigantic golf game and was particularly gifted at the short game. One of his signature moves was chipping in to win some money from younger guys who could out drive him by scores of yards. He liked scotch whiskey and was reported by several to be the best friend they ever had. Dan was tough as nails, but had the most gentle of hearts. He will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held at Family Funeral Care on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 11:00 am, with a visitation prior from 10 am until 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dan's name to Birdies for the Brave or the charity of the donor's choice.
William Keith Kimble, BA ’67, JD ’69, age 73, of Uvalde, Texas passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. William Keith Kimble, 73, of Uvalde died on June 14, 2019, in San Antonio. He was born on Sept. 14, 1945, in Uvalde to Gussie (Jeffrey) and Paul Kimble. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ralph Kimble, Kenneth Kimble and Charles Kimble; and granddaughter, Isabella Sofia Peralta. Kimble is survived by his brother, Roy Kimble of Austin; son, David Kimble of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Miranda De La Garza and husband, Luis, of Laredo and Rachel Peralta and husband, Jason, of Arlington; and four grandchildren. A visitation was held on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chapel of Serenity at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home of Uvalde. A funeral service was held yesterday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Uvalde, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Living Word Food Pantry, 1005 Dunbar Ave, Waco, TX 76704, 254-799-3796; or to Baylor Law School, allocated for the Bill Kimble Service Award, www.baylor.edu/giving. 220 North High Street, Uvalde, Texas. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, 527 Lover Lane, Uvalde, Texas 78801.
James Richard Hewell Jr., BBA ’67, of Pottsboro, TX, died Sept. 7, 2019. He was born on April 13, 1944 to James and Doris Hewell in Greenville, TX. James met the love of his life Sally at Baylor and dated for two years. They were married for 53 wonderful years and had their daughter, Martie. James worked as a vice president at Texas Instruments for 23 years and then owned AlphaGraphics of Carrollton with his wife Sally for 24 years. He loved his life at the lake with Sally and their dogs, Beau, Ben, and Daisy. He is survived by his wife, Sally A. Hewell of Pottsboro, Texas; daughter, Martie Cowan of Pottsboro, Texas; son-in-law, Mike Cowan of Pottsboro, Texas; brother, George Hewell of Dallas, Texas; nieces, Lora Hewell and Holly Hewell; nephew, Todd Hewell; mother-in-law, Martha Williams of Farmers Branch, Texas.
Garland Herbert Lessman, BBA ’67, of Perry, Texas, was born December 22, 1943 and moved to Heaven on September 2, 2019 at the age of 75. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, September 7th at Perry United Methodist Church, 193 CR 127, Riesel, TX with Rev. Lynn Starnes officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Perry United Methodist Cemetery. He was a life-long member of Perry United Methodist Church and a Master Mason for over 40 years. He became a 32-degree Scottish Rite Master Mason, a member of the Karem Shrine, and Past Master of Marlin Masonic Lodge #152. Garland graduated Marlin High School in 1962 and Baylor University in 1967. He was a small business owner and operator for over 30 years, primarily in the Marlin and Robinson communities. He was always ready to greet a person with a smile and share a new story with them. The best description for Garland is that he loved life! He enjoyed western movies and tv shows, dancing, and spending time with his friends. Garland’s biggest joy on earth was his family. He enjoyed his country lifestyle and had a special affection for his animals, most especially Burt. Garland was preceded in death by his father – Herbert Lessman, mother – Esther Grote Lessman, sister – Ellen Jo Lessman, and brother, Dwight Herbert Lessman. He is survived by his nephew and spouse – Denny and Stacy Lessman, his brother and spouse – Dean and Sherri Lessman, and many other nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Over the past couple of years, Garland developed a closer relationship with his Lord, Jesus Christ, calling him a friend. He has encouraged others to create or renew their relationship with Jesus. He is now in heaven, where there is “no more death or sorrow or crying or pain…” Rev. 21:4.
Priscilla Ray Pritchett Sammann, BA ’67, of Plainview, TX, died Oct. 18, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in the Family Life Chapel of the First Baptist Church with Dr. Tim Marrow officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Plainview. Priscilla was born on May 17, 1945 to John Ray and Evelyn Lucile Pritchett. She graduated from Plainview High School in 1963 and Baylor University in 1967. She married Jess Wayne Sammann on September 7, 1967. Survivors include her husband Jess Wayne Sammann, son, Kurt Ray Sammann; grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Braden Sutterfield), Rachel Claire Sammann, and Jonathan Ray Sammann all of Plainview.
Randall Odis Beck, BBA ’69, of Waco passed away Sunday evening, August 11, 2019 at the age of 73 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's. Visitation will be 9 A.M to 10 A.M. Thursday, August 15, 2019, in the chapel of Grace Gardens Funeral Home, 8220 Woodway Dr. The memorial service will follow at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Eric Howell of DaySpring Baptist Church. Mr. Beck was born Sept. 12, 1945, in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of the late Odis and LaFern (Hoyler) Beck. The Beck family moved to Waco in 1948 when his dad became a golf pro at the new Ridgewood. Randy learned the game of golf from his dad and his brothers. In 1964 he graduated from Richfield High School where he was a member of the golf team. He graduated from Baylor in 1969 with a BBA. In 1968 Randy married Jeanita Robertson. He worked as a purchasing agent for Certainteed and retired as Director of Purchasing for McLennan County. He loved to play golf, hunt and fish. Randy was an avid Baylor sports fan. Survivors include his wife Jeanita; daughter, Robin Killen (Patrick) of Sumter, SC; sons, Steve Beck and Ryan Beck (Heather) of Waco; grandchildren, Rebekah Killen, Mary Kate Killen, Ruthie Killen, Dax Hawkins, Julia Beck and Ruby Beck; brothers, Gary Beck (Kay) and Roger Beck; sister, Sandi Snowden; nephews and a niece. Special thanks to Reggie Cobb. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested the Michael J. Fox Foundation and The Methodist Children's Home for memorial contributions. The guestbook is offered at gracegardensfh.com.
Howard Gruetzner, ’69, of Hewitt, TX, passed away early Saturday morning, August 24, 2019, at the age of 70. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, August 29, 2019, in the chapel of Grace Gardens Funeral Home, 8220 Woodway Dr. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 30, 2019, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home with Jordan Hubbard officiating. Interment will follow in Lorena Cemetery. Howard was born November 7, 1948, in Waco, Texas, the son of the late Winifred Alwayne and Martha Lillian (Attaway) Gruetzner. He began his education in the Midway School System, graduating from Midway in 1967. He did undergraduate work at Baylor University, University of Texas and Texas A&M. Later, he earned a master’s degree from Antioch College after which began his life-long calling to work in dementia care with a specialty in Alzheimer’s. This included authoring a book for Alzheimer’s caregivers. Numerous revisions continued to make his book a bestseller. He was passionate about helping those who were affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their caregivers. He was instrumental in starting and leading numerous local and national Alzheimer’s / Parkinson’s support groups and participated in many educational conferences as a keynote speaker. He was also a nationally recognized expert in Alzheimer’s care. Additionally, he served as adjunct professor in Gerontology at Baylor University, as well as mentoring many graduate students as interns in Gerontology. Howard also enjoyed serving his community and church in many capacities, including board president and elder/deacon at Lakewood Christian Church and as Youth director for Hewitt United Methodist Church. He loved music of all types and also sang tenor in the choir of both churches. His passion for music also led him to play the guitar and he enjoyed regaling his family at Christmas with festive carols. On March 5, 1993, he married his soulmate and love of his life Ginger Ann Kirkland in Hewitt, Texas. While he never had children of his own, he gained two sons through marriage. Family was very important to Howard and he delighted in providing a listening ear and helpful advice whenever it was needed. Other hobbies included reading, listening to music, Bible study with Ginger and raising registered Beefmaster cattle with his father and son, Zac. Survivors include his wife, Ginger Gruetzner; two sons, Zac Gruetzner and wife Catherine, Corbet Conner and wife Timberly; a sister, Beverly (Shaw) Adams; eight grandchildren, Darielle, Jennah, Sahara, Rachel, Joseph, Tag, A.J., Meg and an expected great grandson, Rhyder. In Lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Crestview Church of Christ, The Gerontology Department at Baylor University, or The Area Agency on Aging. The guest book is offered at gracegardensfh.com. Through this site, you are encouraged to leave a condolence or fond memory about Howard.
Robert John Powitzky, BA ’69, of Temple, TX, died Oct. 6, 2019.