Stacy L. Schwedland Hartline, BA ’93, age 48, went to be with her Lord Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. She took her own life after an ongoing battle with severe depression and anxiety. Stacy was born June 16, 1971 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Lyle W. Schwedland and Becky Lynn Grantham. She lived in Oklahoma, Texas and Oregon during her lifetime. Stacy graduated from Baylor University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion. She was a regular on the Dean's Academic Honor List and was the co-founder of a social and service sorority Kappa Chi Alpha. Stacy later pursued nursing where she received her Registered Nurse degree in 2005 and her Master's in Nursing in 2007 from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She was a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and worked in both private practice and on staff with Morrison Children and Family Services. Her passion was the treatment and care of youth and pediatric mental health patients. Additionally, she was a Clinical Instructor with her alma mater, OHSU, recognized by Portland Monthly's 'Best Doctors and Nurses', inducted to the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing and served on the Legacy Medical Group Governance Council. Stacy was renowned for her gentle spirit, kindness, warmth, generosity, amazing smile and contagious laughter. Her deep compassion and desire to serve had a profound influence that shaped her and those around her – from family, friends to her own profession. She started at an early age serving in local ministry's like YoungLife and youth discipleship. Her freshman year at Baylor she co-founded a sorority, Kappa Chi Alpha, that continues strong to this day. Her greatest joy, passion and life achievement were her children. Stacy is survived by her four children, twin 4-year old sons, Carlyle and Sebastian and twin 8-year olds Conrad and, Daphne; and their father, CV Hartline, III; mother, Becky Lynn Grantham; father, Lyle W. Schwedland and partner, Debbie Gray; sister, Cheri Bertoncin and husband, Dave; brother, Haydn Schwedland and wife, Tiffany. She is further survived by nieces and nephews, and many friends that she loved dearly. Stacy was an active participant and beloved member of St. Michael and All Angels where her service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at St. Michael's, 1704 N.E. 43rd St., Portland, OR 97213. For those friends and family unable to make the journey to Portland we will have a service in Oklahoma City in the next several weeks. In lieu of gifts or flowers a fund has been set-up for her children. If you would like more information on that please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know someone who struggles with depression, anxiety or mental illness, we urge you to reach out for help. Our loved ones in the throes of this struggle need us to help them. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
Andrew George Khoury, JD ’94, of Longview, TX, attorney and community volunteer, died unexpectedly of natural causes on August 24, 2019 in Belfast, Maine. A fifth-generation Texan, Andy was born May 20, 1969 in Longview, Texas, the younger son of Dorothy and the late Judge Alvin Khoury. Andy grew up in Longview, attended St. Mary's Catholic School and Longview High School, graduating from LHS in 1987. He continued his education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas where he earned his Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, in 1991. After receiving his degree from SMU, he attended Baylor University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 1994. During law school, he interned at the Jones, Jones, Curry & Roth law firm in Marshall, Texas and immediately following law school he interned at the Brown McCarroll law firm in Longview. Andy was licensed to practice law in November, 1994 and he had the great honor of having his father administer the legal oath to him alongside his friends and former classmates Will Blair and Scott Stevens who were all sworn in together. He began his legal career at the Nichols & Nichols law firm in Longview, where his practice was primarily business litigation, insurance claims and oil and gas law. In 2012 he opened the Khoury Law Firm, which focused on business litigation and wills, trusts and probate cases. Over the course of his legal career, Andy represented hundreds of clients in state and federal trial courts in Texas, and he successfully briefed and argued numerous cases before state and federal appellate courts. He was devoted to his law practice and his clients, working many long hours to provide them effective representation. Andy also cared very much for his co-workers at the Nichols firm and the Khoury firm. Andy was a member and Past President of the Gregg County Bar Association, and during his term as President, he organized and led the effort which brought the Supreme Court of Texas to Longview to conduct oral arguments. He also was a member of the State Bar of Texas, Northeast Texas Bar Association, The Bar Association of The Fifth Federal Circuit, Bar Association of the Eastern District of Texas, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society - Hemphill Inn, and a past member of the State Bar of Texas Judiciary Relations Committee. He was rated as Distinguished, one of the highest ratings, by the legal profession's benchmark Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Andy was proud to have been born in Longview, Texas, and enjoyed giving back to his hometown in many ways, including serving on the boards of the City of Longview Historic Preservation Commission and Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. He also was a member of the Rotary Club of Longview, and he previously served on the Good Shepherd Health System Foundation advisory board. Previously, he was Professional Division Co-Chair for Greater Longview United Way, a member of Longview 2020 Under 40 Forum, served on several committees at the Longview Chamber of Commerce, and was a board member, President, and volunteer judge of Longview Teen Court. Additionally, he served as President of the SMU Alumni Association - East Texas Chapter and was a member of the SMU Alumni Association, SMU Mustang Club and Baylor Law Alumni Association. Andy's favorite hobbies were attending Longview Lobo and SMU football games and traveling throughout the United States. Some of his most-cherished memories were family vacations to Florida, his annual summer journeys to the Maine coast with family and friends, witnessing the Lobos win the state football championship last year, and the 30 years of camaraderie at SMU football games with his SMU classmates and friends. Andy is survived by his mother, Dorothy, and his brother, Samuel M. Khoury, both of Longview. Additional survivors include his grandaunt, two aunts, uncle, and numerous cousins. He is also survived by his much-loved dogs, Leo and Lucy. He was preceded in death by his father, his grandparents and his childhood next-door neighbors and honorary grandparents Mary V. Peggie and Dozier Skipper. There will be a memorial Mass on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 3:30 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2108 Ridgewood Dr, Longview, officiated by The Reverend Gavin Vaverek, JCL, with a reception to follow at the Parish Center. Interment of his ashes will be on a later date, at Rosewood Park Cemetery in Longview. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the following charities or to a charity of your choice:
Andy Khoury Memorial Scholarship c/o Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. PO Box 2807
Longview TX 75606; Longview Animal Care & Adoption Center PO Box 808 Longview TX 75606; or St. Mary's School Endowment Fund 405 Hollybrook Dr Longview TX 75605. The family of Andrew Khoury wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the Riposta family and the staff of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast, Maine. And special thanks to Will Blair, Becky Carter, Victoria Eggers, Tyler McFarland, Emily Myers, and Jacquelyn Simpson for their friendship and valuable assistance during this very difficult time.
Penny M. Graves, BSN ’95, age 48, of Nederland, Texas passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Penny was born in Port Arthur, Texas on June 4, 1971 to Ronald L. Graves and Linda Sappington Graves. Penny was a travel R.N. and had a B.S. in Nursing from Baylor University. She started her career at Texas Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Penny was a person of great faith and had an amazing commitment to Christ. She was a member of Procter Baptist Church in Port Arthur, Texas where she enjoyed singing in the church choir. If you knew Penny, you know she was not a person that enjoyed sitting still. She was very active, independent and adventurous. She loved sports, traveling and doing things such as zip-lining, sky-diving and white-water rafting and running full 26-mile marathons. Penny was also very caring and compassionate. She enjoyed being a missionary where she shared her love for Christ.
Those left to cherish Penny’s memory are her mother, Linda Sue Graves of Nederland; her sister, Laura Miller and her husband, Robert of Nederland; her brother, Gary Graves and his wife, Ana of Kissimmee St. Cloud, Florida; her niece, Stephanie Graves; her nephews, Ryan Miller and Cristian Jaramillo; her aunt, Patricia Graves and many close friends. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her. Penny is preceded in death by her father, Ronald L. Graves.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Procter Baptist Church in Port Arthur on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Procter Baptist Church on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Rick Erwin, officiant. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County Cemetery in Nederland.
Christina Louise Zachgo, BBA ’98, of Sachse, TX, died Sept. 19, 2019, at age 44. She was born July 14, 1975 in Ft. Hood, Texas to Charles LeRoy and Jacqueline (Chain) Zachgo. Survivors include her parents, LeRoy and Jackie Zachgo of Guthrie; brother, Johnathan Zachgo of Waco, Texas; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Zachgo of Guthrie; maternal grandmother, Joan Chain of Oklahoma City; two nieces, Brooklynn and Athena Zachgo. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Harmony Church in Guthrie with Rev. Rob Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Crescent Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Abernathy Aaron Funeral Home in Crescent.