In memoriam for November 2021

The member department of the State Bar of Texas was informed of the deaths of these members in November 2021. We join the officials and directors of the State Bar Association and express our deepest condolences.

Cathy Ann Anderson, 61, Bellaire, died February 25, 2021. She studied law at Tulane Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2002.
Daniel Lewis Armstrong III, 83, from Austin, died October 14, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1966.
Charles F. Aycock, 80, Midland, died November 9, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1967.
Stephen Barnett, 67, Chubbuck, Idaho, died December 19, 2020. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1989.
Elisabeth S. Brodyaga, 81, San Benito, died October 28, 2021. She graduated from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1979. Brodyaga was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1975.
Charles Alvin Brown, 82, from Austin, died on October 26, 2021. He studied law at the South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1967.
George K. Buchanan, 59, from Dallas, died on October 28, 2021. He studied law at the Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1993.
Carl O. Bue Jr., 98, from Houston, died on December 24, 2020. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1953.
Daniel Shaun Cahill, 55, from Albany, New York, died October 4, 2021. He studied law at the University of Illinois College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1991.
Garnett E. Caldwell, 87, Galveston, died August 27, 2021. He studied law at the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1958.
Charles E. Cheever Jr., 93, San Antonio, died October 29, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1956.
Norman L. Chersky 78, from Houston, died on May 23, 2021. He studied law at the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1970.
Cynthia Grinstead Craft, 62, from Houston, died June 11, 2021. She studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1985.
Lucinda Danielsová, 47, of Pearland, died June 4, 2021. She studied law at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2001.
Angela Dickerson, 55, of Seguin, died on October 18, 2021. She studied law at the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1990.
William J. Durkin III, 61, from Weatherford, died on February 20, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1983.
Michael C. Esparza, 60, Cedar Park, died October 11, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1988.
Deborah E. Farris, 70, from Dallas, died on October 29, 2021. She studied law at Howard University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1979.
William Fielder, 83, Lockhart, died November 4, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1965.
Robert C. Floyd, 86, Healdsburg, California, died November 1, 2020. He studied law at the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1963.
Anton E. Fraps IV, 59, from Clyde, North Carolina, died on October 24, 2020. He studied law at the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1993.
James L. Gallagher, 84, El Paso, died October 20, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1963.
James Wayne Gent, 79, of Kaufman, died October 29, 2021. He earned a law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1973.
Grover Sebron Grimes Jr., 69, from Houston, died on January 19, 2021. He studied law at the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1980.
Andrew M. Grimland, 56, Manvel, died October 27, 2021. He studied law at the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1990.
Jay L. Gueck, 85, from Arlington, died August 27, 2021. He earned a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1985. Gueck was hired in Colorado in 1963.
Gary Hach, 62, Southlake, died August 23, 2020. He earned a law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1991.
Catherine Sweeney Hinkle, 92, from Austin, died on October 27, 2021. She earned a law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1994. Sweeney was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1978.
Carroll Gene Hix Jr., 70, Bryan, died June 11, 2021. He studied law at Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1979.
Michael B. Hunter, 86, San Antonio, died October 3, 2021. He graduated from St. Law School of Law. Mary’s University School of Law and in 1962 he was admitted to the Texas Bar Association.
James Otis Kelly III, 86, from Houston, died on November 30, 2020. He studied law at the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1961.
Scott Kimball III, 65, Victoria, died October 9, 2021. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1982.
Daniel Robert Kirshbaum, 78, from Houston, died October 22, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1969.
Charles T. Lambright, 75, of Spring, died January 18, 2021. He studied law at the South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1974.
Beverly Landers, 65, from Austin, died on October 25, 2021. She studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1983.
Kyle Lebby, 39, of Fort Worth, died on December 30, 2020. He studied law at the SMU Dedman School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2015.
Bobby Joe Mann, 77, of Meridian, died June 28, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1969.
Mike Manos, 81, from Austin, died November 8, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1967.
George D. Martin, 89, Galveston, died October 31, 2021. He studied law at the South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1962.
Catherine Molloy, 40, from Houston, died on August 28, 2020. She studied law at the South Texas College of Law Houston and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2017.
Gregory J. Mullins, 65, Danville, Alabama, died September 28, 2021. He earned a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1987. Mullins was hired in Arkansas in 1982.
Laura Sue Murrell, 77, from Galveston, died on November 24, 2020. She graduated in law from the University of Kentucky College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2000. Murrell was admitted to Kentucky Bar in 1967.
Shirley Pardee Napier, 68, of Galveston, died on February 21, 2021. She studied law at Syracuse University College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1980.
Thomas C. Newhouse, 86, Bellaire, died August 29, 2021. He studied law at the NYU School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1977. Newhouse was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1962.
Sarah Nickodam, 31, San Antonio, died September 7, 2020. She graduated from St. Law School of Law. Mary’s University School of Law and in 2015 she was admitted to the Texas Bar Association.
Debra Orlowski, 66, Tulsa, Oklahoma, died November 8, 2020. She studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2000. Orlowski was admitted to the bar in Oklahoma in 1978.
Robert C. Patterson, 87, of Copperas Cove, died September 22, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1962.
Robert F. Ritter, 92, San Antonio, died October 9, 2021. He studied law at St. Mary’s University School of Law and in 1958 he was admitted to the Texas Bar Association.
Gilbert Saenz, 44, Freer, died October 16, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2002.
Suzan R. Sanders, 65, of Wichita Falls, died September 30, 2021. She studied law at the Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1981.
Vernon T. Sanford Jr., 88, of San Antonio, died November 12, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1964.
Charles W. Schiesser, 88, Washington, DC, died on November 14, 2021. He earned a law degree from the University of Minnesota School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1979. Schiesser was hired in Minnesota in 1958.
John Link Schmid, 68, of Humble, died September 25, 2021. He studied law at Albany Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1981. Schmid was accepted to practice in New York in 1978.
Martin O. Siegmund, 91, Aledo, died November 3, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1958.
Ernest A. Simon, 88, from Austin, died November 1, 2021. He studied law at the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1967.
Jeffrey Brooks Thomas, 73, of Dallas, died June 12, 2021. He received his law degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law, and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2004. Thomas was admitted to the California Bar in 1980.
Julius Lavon Thompson, 49, of McKinney, died on May 3, 2020. He studied law at the Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1999.
L. David Trapnell, 88, Georgetown, died October 2, 2021. He earned a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1964. Trapnell was admitted to the bar in Oklahoma in 1956.
Juan Vargas, 40, Galveston, died August 24, 2020. He studied law at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2010.
Nancy Ann Vasquez, 52, Corpus Christi, died March 2, 2021. She earned a law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1994.
Edward G. Vaughan, 72, from Boerne, died on February 18, 2021. He studied law at St. Mary’s University School of Law and in 1975 he was admitted to the Texas Bar Association.
Alan L. Yaffe, 75, from Bandera, died September 6, 2021. He studied law at the Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1973.
David P. Závoda, 73, from Parkland, Florida, died on October 8, 2020. He studied law at the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1976.

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David Berry

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