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In Memoriam for April 2020

The State Bar of Texas’ Membership Department was informed in April 2020 of the deaths of these members. We join the officers and directors of the State Bar in expressing our deepest sympathy.

• R. Burton Ballanfant, 72, of Houston, died March 29, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972.
• Francis X. Bauer, 75, of Yantis, died March 2, 2020. He received his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1975.
• Camilla M. Bordie, 86, of Dripping Springs, died April 6, 2020. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969.
• Jess Lee Cariker Jr., 94, of Clearwater, Florida, died April 1, 2020. He received his law degree from George Washington University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1986.
• Colin Joseph Carl, 76, of Austin, died March 22, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970.
• Alexander Bryan Ching, 52, of Hobbs, New Mexico, died March 30, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1996.
• Robert Don Collier, 73, of Dallas, died April 9, 2020. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973.
• Ronald Dale Earle, 78, of Austin, died April 5, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1967.
• Keith M. Fletcher, 63, of Houston, died August 11, 2019. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1979.
• Kermit Fonteno, 83, of Red Oak, died January 7, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965.
• Louis D. Francis, 85, of Dallas, died March 15, 2020. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1962.
• Galen Lee Gillum, 58, of Prosper, died February 26, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2004.
• Roy J. Grogan, 93, of Weatherford, died March 30, 2020. He received his law degree from Duke University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1950.
• Jack Haney, 86, of Huntsville, died April 2, 2020. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969.
• Richard K. Hardage, 58, of Dallas, died April 3, 2020. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1989.
• Milton E. Havlick Jr., 80, of Houston, died April 7, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas bar in 1965.
• Larry Steven Hearne, 59, of Floresville, died July 23, 2019. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1986.
• Arthur Edward Hewett, 84, of Dallas, died March 24, 2020. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965.
• LeRoy Jahn, 76, of San Antonio, died March 17, 2020. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1968.
• Thomas Kelly Jr., 83, of Santa Rosa, California, died February 24, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1960.
• Shirley R. Levin, 85, of Dallas, died April 7, 2020. She received her law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1968.
• R. Carson Llewellyn Jr., 66, of Houston, died March 1, 2020. He received his law degree from Tulane Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1986.
• Edward J. Lynch, 88, of Dallas, died February 27, 2020. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1979.
• Joseph Monroe Marcum, 55, of Corpus Christi, died March 21, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1991.
• David B. McCall III, 73, of Plano, died March 28, 2020. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972.
• Kenneth A. McGaw Jr., 90, of Houston, died March 9, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1975.
• Christopher Okonkwo-Attiah II, 29, of Kennesaw, Georgia, died June 29, 2019. He received his law degree from New York University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2018.
• Rosa J. Pace, 86, of Borger, died April 14, 2019. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1956.
• Walter Roy Parr, 80, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, died March 30, 2019. He received his law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1990.
• Barry Don Peterson, 73, of Amarillo, died March 31, 2020. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972.
• Marlow Preston, 76, of Georgetown, died March 22, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969.
• Ramon L. Rodriguez Jr., 62, of Beaumont, died April 10, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1982.
• Jerry Ronald Rosson, 67, of San Antonio, died April 1, 2020. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1977.
• John H. Seale, 88, of Jasper, died April 1, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1955.
• Sharon Shropshire, 67, of Fort Worth, died October 8, 2019. She received her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1990.
• William Bradford Smith, 57, of Flower Mound, died May 22, 2019. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1992.
• Susan Stacy, 63, of Pearsall, died September 9, 2019. She received her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1993.
• William J. Stradley, 80, of Houston, died April 9, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1967.
• Susan Jane Strelitz, 59, of Austin, died March 26, 2020. She received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1994.
• Joe DeLay Taylor, 103, of Houston, died April 2, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970.
• Alfred W. Walker, 94, of Dallas, died April 8, 2020. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1949.

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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