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In Memoriam—December 2018

The State Bar of Texas’ Membership Department was informed in December 2018 of the deaths of these members. We join the officers and directors of the State Bar in expressing our deepest sympathy.

• John C. Backus, 85, of Bend, Oregon, died August 3, 2018. He received his law degree from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972.
• Terry Gene Collins, 75, of Rockport, died November 19, 2018. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970.
• Cristina Cooper, 51, of Austin, died December 4, 2018. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1992.
• John Spencer Holleman Jr., 71, of Livingston, died November 6, 2018. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972.
• Robert E. Jack, 74, of Corpus Christi, died November 5, 2018. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1977.
• Alvin G. Khoury, 82, of Longview, died November 21, 2018. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1959.
• Edward Kliewer III, 73, of San Antonio, died December 8, 2018. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973.
• Gordon Morriss, 65, of Dallas, died October 26, 2017. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1977.
• Charles E. Myers, 72, of Abilene, died November 28, 2018. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969.
• Jesse L. Nickerson III, 75, of Powderly, died July 19, 2018. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973.
• Ricardo D. Palacios, 75, of Encinal, died December 15, 2018. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1971.
• Cread L. Ray Jr., 87, of Austin, died December 10, 2018. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1957.
• Karl J. Russell, 70, of Houston, died January 20, 2018. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973.
• Deborah L. Schrier-Rape, 56, of Coronado, California, died June 27, 2018. She received her law degree from Stanford Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1993.
• Jay Edward Tantzen, 60, of Bridge City, died November 12, 2018. He received his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1993.
• Robert B. Todd, 78, of Taylor, died October 18, 2018. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974.
• Thomas G. Van Amburgh, 67, of Dallas, died December 15, 2018. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1976.
• Ryan Wallace, 27, of Houston, died December 5, 2018. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2018.

If you would like to have a memorial for a loved one published in the Texas Bar Journal, please go to texasbar.com/memorials. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Texas Bar Journal at (512) 427-1701 or toll-free at (800) 204-2222, ext. 1701.

Original author: Adam Faderewski
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