MEMORIALS

   

 

 

     
  Memorial Resolutions are to be prepared by Member Compatriots in honor and memory of their fellow Compatriots. For a draft copy of a typical Memorial Resolution, click on the link Memorial Resolution. Completed Memorial Resolutions, approved by the Executive Committee, should be submitted to the Webmaster for posting on the Website.  
     

 

 

PROCLAMATION HONORING
COMPATRIOT COLONEL HARRY C. LONG, USAF (Ret.)

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT LONG, by virtue of the proven patriot service during the Revolutionary War of his ancestor Captain George Lohr, Pennsylvania Militia, and


WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT LONG successfully proved his direct lineage from the above patriot, and was admitted to membership in the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution on March 15, 1984 as member number 123612 and simultaneously was granted membership in the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, member number 5140, and


WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT LONG has been an active and loyal member of the San Antonio Chapter of the Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution during these past 32 years. During this period Compatriot Long has continuously participated in the activities of the chapter, to include serving a 2-year term as Chapter President from March 1988 to March 1990, which greatly contributed to the chapter's success. Compatriot Long's service to SAR has been recognized by his having received the Patriot Medal, the highest Award for Individual Service to the Texas Society, in 1992. He has received many other SAR Awards to include the War Service Medal (World War II, Korea and Vietnam), Meritorious Service Medal, Silver Good Citizenship Medal, Bronze Roger Sherman Medal, Bronze Good Citizenship Medal, Texas SAR Bronze Service Medal (for Chapter Service) and Texas Centennial Medal, and

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT LONG was born 11 February 1924 and educated in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Public Schools, graduating from Johnstown High School in 1941. On 4 December 1942 he enlisted as an Aviation Cadet in the Army Air Corps and graduated on 4 August 1944 (Class 44-G) at Blytheville AAF, Arkansas where he received his wings and was appointed a Flight Officer. In February 1945, he was assigned to the European Theater of Operations and flew 10 missions as a pilot in a Troop Carrier Group. He remained in Europe flying support missions after WWII until June 1946. He returned home and attended the University of Pittsburgh where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in June 1949, and

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT LONG was recalled to active duty in March 1951 as a 2nd Lt. with the United States Air Force to perform duty during the Korean War. While on this tour of duty he decided to become a career officer and subsequently performed duties as an administrative officer, personnel officer, training and operations officer, nuclear weapons officer, instructor, and as a logistician. In 1964 he earned a Master's Degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Logistics Management and in 1970 he graduated from the Air War College. During his military service he was stationed overseas in England, France, Germany and Vietnam. His stateside service was in New York, Colorado, Florida, Ohio, South Dakota and Texas.  He was promoted to the rank of Colonel in 1970 and after completing over thirty-two years of service retired from active service in June 1975.  Since his retirement he has resided in San Antonio, Texas, and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the San Antonio Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution that Chapter's leadership seeks to EXTEND OUR SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO HONOR COMPATRIOT HARRY C. LONG for his loyalty, long-serving and outstanding service to this chapter and the community of San Antonio, Texas.

 

THIS RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SAN ANTONIO CHAPTER, SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AT A SPECIAL MEETING IN SAN ANTONIO, BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS 

 

THIS THE 20TH DAY OF JULY, 2016.

 

DAVID C. BROOKS, Ed. D

President, San Antonio Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution                                 

 

 

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Compatriot Death Notice

 

Richard Wendell Barham (April 29, 1923 – March 7, 2014)

 

Compatriot Richard Barham was inducted into the National Society Sons of the American Revolution on December 19, 1997 and had been a member of the San Antonio Chapter. Because he lived in Austin, he did not actively attend our monthly meetings or other events. However, when his son Richard W. Barham Jr. notified me of his fathers death on December 17, 2014, he provided the Obituary below. Because of Compatriot Barham's impressive service to our country, it seemed appropriate to include this Obituary in this Newsletter. His son approved of this course of action and thought his father would be honored to have it included in our Chapter Newsletter.

 Richard's fluency in Greek and knowledge of the country led to several special assignments. He served as escort officer and interpreter for Vice President Lyndon Johnson and a number of cabinet officers and members of Con- gress. In 1964 he was chosen as State Department escort for President Johnson's wedding of King Constantine of Greece and Princess Anna Marie of Denmark. Richard was awarded the Royal Order of the Phoenix by the King- dom of Greece. In 1966 Richard left the Foreign Service to take a position in Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (later Exxon Corporation) as advisor on international affairs. For 19 years he covered, at different times, corporate relations with governments in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and Australia. He also dealt with the US Government and international organizations including the United Nations.

 

On retirement from the Exxon Corporation in 1985, Richard and Elaine settled in Austin where he taught occasionally as a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas. Richard was an avid follower of Texas Longhorn football and a benefactor of the University of Texas.

 

Family history became a passion and he took great pride in his membership of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Richard is survived by his wife Elaine, three sisters, five children, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

 

 

MEMORIAL RESOLUTION
RESPECTING
COMPATRIOT JEROME "JERRY" FULENWIDER

 


WHEREAS, The hand of death on 1 November 2014 entered our ranks and removed from our midst, COMPATRIOT JERRY FULENWIDER our venerable and esteemed brother in arms, and 



WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT FULENWIDER was born on 29 April 1931 in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas. He was the son of Leslie Fulenwider and Dorothy Piper, whose ancestors were influential in the founding of the American Colonies. During much of his lifetime COMPATRIOT FULENWIDER served as a pharmacist, medical researcher, and medical advocate.  At the time of his death he resided in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. A memorial service was held for him on 8 November 2014 at St. George Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, following which, his earthly remains were placed at eternal rest through cremation, and



WHEREAS, by virtue of the proven patriot service during the Revolutionary War of his ancestor JOHN FULENWIDER who served in the North Carolina Militia, fighting at the Battle of Ramsour's Mill and at the Battle of Kings Mountain, and preformed Patriotic Service by rendering supplies to the Army, and



WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT FULENWIDER successfully proved his direct lineage from the above Patriot, and was admitted to membership in the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution on 1 November 1993 as member number 141593 and simultaneously was granted membership in the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, member number 7255, and



WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT FULENWIDER was an active member of the San Antonio Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and during that time served continually on the Executive Committee as the Publicity Chairman, and participated in the activities of the chapter, he was recognized with the SAR Meritorious Service Medal, the TXSSAR Bronze Service Medal, the Outstanding Citizenship Award and as the joyful greeter at all Chapter Meetings, thereby contributing to the chapter's continued success, and  



WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT FULENWIDER was a man of God, and served our Lord as a Vestryman and a Lay Minister at St. George Episcopal Church, San Antonio, and



WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT FULENWIDER graduated from Uvalde High School, Class of 1948, and the University of Texas, Class of 1952, and served as a Pharmacist for the community of Uvalde, in 1954 he moved to Houston and worked for Abbott Laboratories in medical research, he retired in 1991 after having been District Manager, and



WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT FULENWIDER left surviving him his loving and devoted family to whom we express our deepest sympathy on their respective loss, and



WHEREAS, upon his death, our country and state lost a loyal citizen and Patriot whose devotion never faltered.  He was one of the most zealous and faithful defenders of the principles for which our patriotic ancestors fought in the battle against the British for American Independence.  In his quiet and unassuming way he did much to promote the progress and development of his country and the happiness of those around him.  He was a good, quiet and modest person and enjoyed the respect, esteem and admiration of all who knew him.



NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the San Antonio Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution as follows:



FIRST:   That this chapter has lost a loyal and devoted member.  To his family and friends we express our thanks for sharing his life with us and extend our profound condolences at his passing from our ranks.



SECOND:  That this country and state have lost and honorable, upright and honest citizen, who was always ready to spend his life and give his service for that which he believed to be right and for the best interests of his country and state.  To that end we dedicate ourselves anew to the continuance of the service to the country which his lifetime so well performed.  We further Resolve that we are pledged again to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in Securing for mankind the blessings of Liberty.



THIRD:  That for the purposes of perpetuating the memory of his life and fidelity to the purposes of the Sons of the American Revolution, and his steady devotion to duty, duplicate copies of this Resolution shall be entered into the minutes of this chapter, which he loved so well, and delivered to his family.  The Resolution will also be read to chapter members attending a regular monthly meeting and will be displayed on the chapter Internet web page.  The Resolution may also be submitted to the Texas Society for publication in a future edition of The Texas Patriot, it's magazine.



FOURTH:   That a duplicate of this Resolution shall be bound together with other similar Memorial Resolutions of the San Antonio Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American  Revolution into a minimum of three books.  Copies of this book will be donated to:


            1. The San Antonio, Texas Public Library
            2. The National Library of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution in Louisville, Kentucky
            3. Chapter Genealogist, San Antonio Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.



FIFTH:  As a token of our love and respect for our Compatriot, we have purchased a suitable book on the American Revolution or about one of its many patriots.  That book will be donated to a local Public School Library in San Antonio with an inscription referencing COMPATRIOT ­­­­ FULENWIDER.




THIS MEMORIAL RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SAN ANTONIO CHAPTER, SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AT ITS MEETING IN SAN ANTONIO, BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS 
THIS THE 13TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2014.



 


____________________________                       __________________________________

Paul Reynolds                                                   Col. Robert N. Hancock
Recording Secretary                                                      President

 

 

Compatriot Death Notice

 

Jerry Fulenwider (1931 - 2014)

Obituary

 

X.MA1.1415461610@aolJerry Fulenwider April 29, 1931 –
November 1, 2014
Jerry was born April 29, 1931 in Uvalde, Texas where he spent his childhood with brothers Les and Ralph Fulenwider and sister Phyllis McNelly. He graduated Uvalde High School in 1948 and
University of Texas with a BS in Pharmacy in 1952 as a member of Chi Phi Fraternity. He began his professional career with Palace Drug Store in Uvalde.

In 1954, Jerry joined Abbott Laboratories in Houston in medical research. Jerry and Betty Sterns married May 5, 1956. Jerry was a member of the Masonic Order and 32nd degree of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner. In 1965, Jerry took Betty and their children Cynthia, Lisa and Adam to the YMCA Camp of the Rockies, in Estes Park, CO. where the family found a love for nature. In 1971, Jerry was promoted to Kansas City District Manager for Abbott and became active in his children's activities serving on the Brookridge Country Club's Junior Golf Advisory Board from 1972-1979 and Indian Guides.

He was a very active member of Christ Episcopal Church and served on their vestry. In 1982, Jerry transferred to San Antonio District Manager for Abbott. He enjoyed playing in the Tapatio Springs Men's Golf Association, serving in the Sons of the American Revolution, vestry and a lay minister at St. George Episcopal Church. Jerry retired from Abbott on March 1, 1991 after 37 years. Betty and Jerry were active members with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for several decades, championing local and national public policy change fighting the stigma of mental illness. The couple received an advocate award from the Texas Psychiatric Council in 2005.

Jerry was an active contributor to the NAMI Faith Net Programs. Among the many awards and recognitions, NAMI Texas presented Jerry with the 2010 Jackie Shannon Enduring Volunteer Award for his untiring advocacy and public service. He was a spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Bank. Jerry served on various committees and advisory boards in San Antonio: Center for Health Care Services, Behavioral Health Network Planning Advisory Committee, San Antonio State Hospital Clinical Research Unit Advisory Board, University of Texas Health Science Center, friends for Psychiatric Research, and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for San Antonio Hospitals. On October 5, 2010, Jerry was appointed by Bishop Gary Lillibridge Chairman of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, Mental Illness Ministries in the Department of Christian Faith in Action.

Jerry and Betty celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 5, 2006. They enjoyed a cruise to Cozumel with their family to celebrate. Betty passed away on May 12, 2006. It was very fitting that Jerry passed away November 1, 2014, All Saints Day.

 

 

Compatriot Death Notice

 

Travis Poole Crowther

April 12, 1929 - March 12, 2013

 

 

 

Compatriot Memorial Resolution

 

 

MEMORIAL RESOLUTION
RESPECTING
COMPATRIOT COMMANDER EDWARD COURTLAND SNYDER, JR., USN (RET)

 


WHEREAS, The hand of death on 27 November 2012 entered our ranks and removed from our midst, COMPATRIOT EDWARD COURTLAND SNYDER, JR., our venerable and esteemed brother in arms, and 

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT SNYDER was born on 30 October 1931 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. He was the son of Edward Courtland Snyder, Sr. and Winifred Flippen, whose ancestors were influential in the founding of the American Colonies. During much of his lifetime COMPATRIOT SNYDER served in the United States Navy.  At the time of his death he resided in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. A memorial service was held for him on 21 December 2012 at the St. Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, following which, his earthly remains were placed at eternal rest at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in Bexar, Texas.

 

WHEREAS, by virtue of the proven patriot service during the Revolutionary War of his ancestor Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Hal) Dixon of the 1st Regiment, North Carolina Continental Line who served the entirety of the war and was praised by Light Horse Harry Lee for his poise in the Battle of Camden, and who died in the service of the Colonies, and

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT SNYDER successfully proved his direct lineage from the above Patriot, and was admitted to membership in the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution on 23 September 2003 as member number 161093 and simultaneously was granted membership in the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, member number 9276, and

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT SNYDER was an active member of the San Antonio Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and during that time participated in the activities of the chapter, and was recognized as Honorary President in 2012 and received the SAR War Service Medal, the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal, and the TXSSAR Bronze Service Medal, and is further remembered by the success of the E.C. Snyder JROTC Scholarship and thereby contributing to the chapter's continued success, and  

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT SNYDER was also an Eagle Scout, through which he also promoted patriotism and honor, and

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT SNYDER graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1954, and served as a Surface Warfare Officer, during which time he commanded the Destroyer Escort USS Cromwell, DE 1014 (1967-1968) and the USS Brumby, DE 1044 (1972-1973), having retired after 21 years of commissioned service in the United States Navy, he then earned a MBA from the College of William and Mary and began working with Brown & Root, an international engineering and construction company, he retired in 1984, and

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT SNYDER left surviving him his loving and devoted family: his wife, Patricia Ellen Funk Snyder, of San Antonio; his son, Edward Courtland Snyder, III and his wife Aida of San Antonio; his daughter Tracy Ellen Snyder Bretoi and her husband Matthew of Sarasota, Florida; four grandchildren; and his half brother Paul David Snyder & family of Wildwood, Missouri, to whom we express our deepest sympathy on their respective loss, and

 

WHEREAS, upon his death, our country and state lost a loyal citizen and Patriot whose devotion never faltered.  He was one of the most zealous and faithful defenders of the principles for which our patriotic ancestors fought in the battle against the British for American Independence.  In his quiet and unassuming way he did much to promote the progress and development of his country and the happiness of those around him.  He was a good, quiet and modest person and enjoyed the respect, esteem and admiration of all who knew him.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the San Antonio Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution as follows:

 

FIRST:   That this chapter has lost a loyal and devoted member.  To his family and friends we express our thanks for sharing his life with us and extend our profound condolences at his passing from our ranks.

 

SECOND:  That this country and state have lost and honorable, upright and honest citizen, who was always ready to spend his life and give his service for that which he believed to be right and for the best interests of his country and state.  To that end we dedicate ourselves anew to the continuance of the service to the country which his lifetime so well performed.  We further Resolve that we are pledged again to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in Securing for mankind the blessings of Liberty.

 

THIRD:  That for the purposes of perpetuating the memory of his life and fidelity to the purposes of the Sons of the American Revolution, and his steady devotion to duty, duplicate copies of this Resolution shall be entered into the minutes of this chapter, which he loved so well, and delivered to his family.  The Resolution will also be read to chapter members attending a regular monthly meeting and will be displayed on the chapter Internet web page.  The Resolution may also be submitted to the Texas Society for publication in a future edition of The Texas Patriot, it's magazine.

 

FOURTH:   That a duplicate of this Resolution shall be bound together with other similar Memorial Resolutions of the San Antonio Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American  Revolution into a minimum of three books.  Copies of this book will be donated to:
            1. The San Antonio, Texas Public Library
            2. The National Library of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution in Louisville, Kentucky
            3. Chapter Genealogist, San Antonio Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.

 

FIFTH:  As a token of our love and respect for our Compatriot, we have purchased a suitable book on the American Revolution or about one of its many patriots.  That book will be donated to a local Public School Library in San Antonio with an inscription referencing COMPATRIOT ­­­­ SNYDER.

 

   
THIS MEMORIAL RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SAN ANTONIO CHAPTER, SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AT ITS MEETING IN SAN ANTONIO, BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS 

 

THIS THE 14TH DAY OF MARCH 2013.

 

 


____________________________                                                         __________________________________

Mark Remington, II                                            Rev. James C. Taylor
Recording Secretary                                  
                         President

 

 

 

Compatriot Death Notice

 

Gilberto "Beto" Stephenson Treviño

01/11/1925 - 3/28/2011


Gilberto "Beto" Stephenson Treviño, 86, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, March 28, 2011. He suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage and died at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Gil was born in Laredo, Texas on January 11, 1925. His mother, Stella Stephenson and father, Geronimo Treviño preceded him in death. He was the youngest of 6 brothers: Lalo, Eduardo, Raul, Alfredo and Geronimo II. All preceded him in death.


He is survived by his precious, loving wife of 51 years, Christine Van Dam Treviño; their two children and their spouses: daughter and son-in-law Elisa Treviño and Douglas Thompson of League City, Texas and son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert Stephen and Susan Stanley Treviño of Manasas, Virginia; and by his six grandchildren: Katherine Joy, Benjamin Dallas, and Nathaniel Christian Thompson; Matthew Stephenson, Samantha Lynn, and Nicholas Paul Treviño. Gil graduated from Martin High School in Laredo, Texas in 1942 and went on to attend Texas A&M University. His college education was interrupted by WWII. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served as a PFC in the Pacific theater. His unit, the Ninth Marines 3rd Marine Division, earned a Presidential Citation for extraordinary heroism for their service during the battle of Iwo Jima. After WWII he joined the Army reserves, returned to his studies at Texas A&M and was admitted to the College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating with a DVM in 1952 Gil entered private practice in California and El Paso, Texas. He returned to Texas A&M as an instructor and went on to earn his Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery majoring in dermatology. The College of Veterinary Medicine honored Gil as the outstanding teacher in 1957, and as an outstanding alumnus in 2003. In 1959, Gil became an Active Duty officer in the Army where he served proudly for 27 years. He served on active duty in the military during three wars: WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was stationed in Washington D.C., Japan, Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland, and Colorado. He was the first Army Veterinarian selected to be trained as a pathologist. In 1963, he was sent to Michigan State University where he earned a PhD in pathology and later became a Board Certified Veterinary Pathologist. During his time in the Army, Gil earned many commendations including the Legion of Merit for his work as the first military Liaison Officer to Emergency Programs representing the Department of Defense. During his final assignment, he established the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Animal Disease Eradication Plan. In 1976, Gil returned to Texas A&M University, this time as Director of the Institute of Tropical Veterinary Medicine and graduate pathology professor. In 1981, he retired from the University and returned to Laredo where he raised cattle, began a custom mesquite furniture business and worked as a substitute veterinarian. In 2000, Gil and Christine moved to the Towers in San Antonio, Texas while continuing to raise his prized cattle in Laredo. In 2001, he became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Gil has been described as a true Renaissance Man. He was teacher, student, fisherman, fisher of men, hunter, rancher, farmer, doctor, writer/author, scientist, coach, singer, comedian, civic leader, world traveler, soldier, war hero, builder, artisan, and best friend. He was generous and loving and lived life fully. He was a devoted husband, wonderful father and proud grandfather. He was loved and will be missed by many. A celebration of Gil's life will be held at The Towers on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Military honors will be held in late June. A tribute will be held in Laredo, Texas at a future date. The family wishes to thank the security staff of the Towers, the emergency medical team, and the staff of Northeast Baptist Hospital for their great compassion and mercy. They request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or a charity of your choice. You are invited to offer condolences at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com

 

 

Compatriot Death Notice

 

Hank (Henry J.) Williams

03/31/1925 - 2/2/2010


CDR. Hank (Henry J.) Williams, U.S. Navy (Ret), a 6th generation Texan, died Tuesday, February 2, 2010. Hank, a veteran of World War II, Normandy Invasion and Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Freddie (Bettie) Williams; sons, Bruce F. of Vista, CA, and Charles A. of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Kelley Schroeder, Brooke Williams and David Williams; great grandchildren, Sasha and Henning Schroeder.


GRAVESIDE SERVICE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2010 AT 9:45 A.M.
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MEMORIAL SERVICE SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2010
1:00 P.M.

ST. DAVIDS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1300 WILTSHIRE


The Rev. James Murguia and the Rev. Rick Dunham officiating.
You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.porterloring.com

 

Compatriot Death Notice

 

Compatriots:  Some of you have already received the Obituary on Compatriot Ross Shipman from Joe Ware.  As noted, Ross was our chapter President and our TX Society SAR President. He served SAR well for many years and we need to show Chapter support to his wife Lois and his family as they mourn his passing. 

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, March 4 th at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio located at 315 East Pecan (near Travis Park downtown). Services will begin at 1 P.M.  Hope you can attend the services.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Boy Scouts of America or St. Mark's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.                                                            

 

Ross Lovelace Shipman

 

Ross Lovelace Shipman died February 27 th . He was born on November 20, 1926 in Jackson, Mississippi, the second son of Brigadier General William Smylie Shipman and Jeanette Lovelace Shipman. He graduated from Marion Institute in Marion, Alabama and immediately volunteered for the U.S. Army Parachute Troops. After receiving his parachute wings at Fort Benning, Georgia, he served in Luzon, Philippine Islands and Japan with the 127 th Parachute Engineer Battalion of the 11 th Airborne Division. After World War II he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Geology and was a member of Delta Psi Fraternity. He then became employed by the Humble Oil and Refining Company and assigned to West Texas. He left Humble in 1955 to become a Petroleum Consultant in West Texas and in 1960 he opened an office in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1967 he became the Associate Executive Director of the American Geological Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1971 he returned to Texas as the Associate Vice President for Research for The University of Texas in Austin where he retired in 1986. He then became President and CEO of Live Oak Energy Co. and after a second retirement, he again hung out his shingle as a Petroleum Investment Consultant.

Ross served as President of the Texas Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, he was named an honorary member in 1986. He was a Certified Petroleum Geologist #70 by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He is registered Professional Geologist #12. He was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and a Chartered Geologist in Great Britain. Ross was appointed to the Texas Coastal and Marine Council in 1979.

Ross was State President of the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, State Governor of the Society of Colonial Wars, President of the Patrick Henry Chapter of the SAR, Governor of the San Antonio Colony of Mayflower Descendants, Governor of the San Antonio Company of the Jamestown Society, Commander of Hood's Brigade Camp of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, and a member of the Order of the First Families of Mississippi.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois Pegrim Shipman, his daughter Smylie Shipman Anderson of Austin, his grandson Ross A. Anderson and wife Lisa and sons Ross and Trey of San Antonio, granddaughters Shelby Anderson of Dallas, and Jacque Anderson Pritchard and her husband Judd and son Jack of Fort Worth.

Memorial Services will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio conducted by Rev. Jonathan Wickham on March 4 th at one o'clock. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Boy Scouts of America or St. Mark's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.

 

 

Compatriot Memorial Resolution

 








 

Compatriot Death Notice

 

This message is inform you of the passing of one of our members, Perry H. Burnham, who was an active member of our Chapter for many years. Perry was a loyal and long serving member of the San Antonio chapter of SAR. He became a member of SAR in 1943. On the site listed below is a link to sign the guest book and to the scrapbook of 50 photos of Perry during his long life.

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Perry-Burnham&lc=4922&pid=146499504&mid=4431583

In Memory of

Perry H. Burnham

Perry H. Burnham of The Woodlands died peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the age of 94. Madeline, his loving wife of 62 years and his brother, Robert O. Burnham preceded him in death. Perry is survived by his four children, Marilyn McBride, Peter Burnham, Cynthia McBride and Nancy Burnham as well as 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio. The date of this service will be announced in the near future.

Perry was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and earned his B.A. degree from the University of Utah in 1937 with majors in accounting and business. He then attended law school at Stanford University before earning is L.L.B. degree from the University of Utah in 1941. Perry honorably served in WWII as a Combat Intelligence Officer for the 92nd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. He returned home at war's end to marry Madeline Albers of Portland, OR.

Perry was recalled to military active duty at the onset of the Korean War leaving his private law practice and a promising political future in Salt Lake City. Perry had a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force serving in several major commands as a Staff Judge Advocate before retiring in 1976. He went on to serve the City of Castle Hills (near San Antonio, TX) for 12 years as Councilman and Mayor. Perry was also actively involved in many local and national civic endeavors. He continued to practice law until a few months before his passing.

Perry was a generous and loving husband, father and grandfather. He lived a full and exemplary life dedicated to his family, his country and his God.

 

 

Compatriot Death Notice

 

This message is inform you of the passing of one of our members, Compatriot Paul W. Adams, who was an active member of our Chapter for many years.

He served the Texas Society SAR well over the years.

Paul passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2010, at the age of 87 in his home town of San Antonio, Texas and is survived by his wife, Jill Adams.

Services are scheduled for Monday, September 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio.

As our compatriot, we need to show our support by attending his Memorial Services which are set for Monday at 2 PM at the Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio.

Frank Rohrbough has inquired as to the Texas Societies need for a Color Guard at the services. If you are available for the Color Guard with an SAR uniform, please let Frank Rohrbough know if you can attend the services.

 

 

Compatriot Memorial Resolution

 





 

Compatriot Death Notice

 

There will be a graveside Service for Compatriot William Price. Bill was inducted into SAR on June 4th and died June 22nd. His Brother, Compatriot Carter Price is also a member and was present at the June Chapter Meeting.

Bill will be interred at Fort Sam on July 14th at 11:30 am. The SAR will have a role in the service. Please advise if you are able to attend.

Our condolences go out to the Price Family, many of whom are Compatriots.


http://obit.porterloring.com/obitdisplay.html?id=800171&listing=Current

Lt. Col. William (Bill) Sidney Price, Jr., USAF (Ret)

 

Born in Hamilton County, TX on Sep. 23, 1929
Died Jun. 22, 2010 and resided in San Antonio, TX.

 

GRAVESIDE  SERVICE: Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2010
Funeral Home: Porter Loring Mortuary
Cemetery: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

 

Lt. Col William (Bill) Sidney Price Jr., USAF Retired, 80, of San Antonio, Texas, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010 after an extended illness.

Bill was born September 23, 1929 in Hamilton County, Texas. He was the first child of William Sidney Price and Dorothea Carter, both from Navarro County, Texas.

He graduated from Kerens High School in 1947 and from Texas A&M University in 1951 with a degree in Business Administration.

He received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and was deployed to Korea in 1952 as a navigator.

He returned to Mather AFB, California, and received subsequent assignments to Blytheville AFB, Arkansas, Offutt AFB, Nebraska, Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam, and Hickam AFB, Hawaii, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He retired from active duty on July 1, 1973, after more than 22 years of service. He managed a series of successful small businesses in commodities and professional recruiting before moving to Air Force Village with his wife in 1992.

His wife of fifty-five years was Syble (Sy) Wilson from Macon, Georgia. She received a degree in Nursing from Mather School of Nursing (now William Carey University) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

They were married on February 23, 1952, and had three children. William (Bill) Wilson Price was born December 23, 1960 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and now lives with his wife Marsha in Oak Hill Virginia. Douglas Mark Price was born November 19, 1961 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and died shortly after childbirth. Mary Sydney Price was born December 4, 1964 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and now lives with her husband David Nagel in Beverly Hills, California.

Bill enjoyed travel, golf, all Texas A&M College athletics, but was especially fond of Aggie Football. As a member of the 12th Man Foundation, he was a regular at all A&M home football games before being unable to travel due to his illness.

His wife, Sy, and his son Douglas preceded him in death. He is survived by his son Bill, daughter Mary, brothers, Carter (San Antonio) and Harry (College Station), and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to the Air Force Village Health Care Center and the San Antonio Chapter of the American Lung Association, 8207 Callaghan Rd., Suite 140, San Antonio, TX 78230.

 

 

Past Compatriot Death Notice

 

Compatriot David Brevard Rochelle

Compatriot David Brevard Rochelle passed away on Monday, October 19, 2009 after a long (7 mo) period of illness.

 

 

Past Compatriot Death Notice

 

MOREHEAD
Col Thomas G. Morehead

Col. (Ret.) Thomas Garnett Morehead died peacefully in his San Antonio residence on the night of August 30th, 2009 at the age of 91. Tom "the Colonel" was born August 12, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama to Virgil Garnett Morehead and Anna Bell Moore. As a boy his parents traveled, he had lived in 3 states and 4 cities prior to starting school. He continued to travel attending 12 schools in 7 cities, 5 states until graduating from Little Rock High School, Little Rock, Arkansas in 1937. He then attended the University of Arkansas from 1937 to 1941 pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. By 1941 his duty to country called and he embarked on a long and impressive military carrier. He was commissioned in 1941 as a 2nd Lieutenant "G" company, 9th infantry regiment, 2nd infantry division Ft. Sam Houston Texas. From there he went on to Heavy Weapons Company commander during the invasion of France, June 1944. By 1950 he was serving in Japan as a Captain. As the Korean conflict began, he was assigned to 8th Army as Rail Traffic Regulating Officer. He held numerous command/advisor/chief of staff positions until 1964 where he was stationed as Chief of Logistics Naples, Italy and supervised NATO planning for Italy, Greece and Turkey. He continued this role until transferring to Vietnam in 1967 as Director of Transportation Vietnam. He once again returned home in 1968 as Command Advisor to 184th Transportation Command. His last assignment was Senior Army Advisor to the Mississippi Army National Guard. He retired from the US Army in 1974 at the rank of Colonel. Throughout his career he received 2 Legions of Merit, a Purple Heart, 2 Bronze Stars, and the Combat Infantry Badge. After his meritorious service and duty to his country, Col. Morehead traveled and visited numerous places exploring his pursuit of family history and genealogy. He also became very active and held numerous positions with various organizations and associations. Most of which he was a life member. He worshiped our Lord at John Calvin Presbyterian church, was a member of: Charles Anderson Lodge No. 1413; National Sojourners No. 17 Ft. Sam Houston chapter; Alamo Camp Heroes of '76; Wimoudausis Chapter 141, Order of the Eastern Star; Omala Grotto, MOVPER; Scottish Rite Bodies 33rd degree, Knight Commander Court of Honour 1993; Army Chapter No. 393 R.A.M; Army Council No. 411, R. &S.M.; San Antonio Commandery No. 7, Knights Templar; The Retired Officers Association National and Chapter; The American Legion Post No. 10, El Dorado,AR; San Antonio Chapter, Texas Society, National Society Sons of the American Revolution; Texian York Rite College No. 60; Southwest Chapter, The Philalethes Society; High Twelve Club No. 667; Tri-Cities High Twelve Club No. 700; The Manchu Association-(9th Infantry Division) US Army; Second Division (Indian Head) Association; Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels; The Royal order of Scotland, Provincial Grand Chapter of the United States; Texas Lodge of Research No. 2037; Order of the Knight Masons Texas Council No. 45; St. Antohny Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine; and many historical and genealogical societies. "The Colonel" is predeceased by his beloved wife of 44yrs Martha Frances Vanhook of El Dorado, Arkansas and his eldest daughter Martha Frances Schultz. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Ann Morehead Pergerson and husband Richard, grandson Matt Louis and wife Audrey, great grandsons Grant Matthew and Ty Clayton; grandson Robert Schultz and wife Colleen, great grandchildren Carly and Samuel, grandson Richard Scultz and wife Eva, great grandchildren Jessica and Joshua, and grandson James Thomas Schultz. Thomas Garnett Morehead was a great man, soldier, friend, husband, father and grandfather. We and all who have known him will miss him greatly. In his words, "Old soldiers don't die, they just fade away." We love you Coey. S ervices will be held Thursday September 3rd, 2009. Viewing at 8:30 am; services will begin at 9:30 am at Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Hwy. Interment to follow at 10:30 am with military honors at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to John Calvin Presbyterian Church 8102 Midcrown Dr., San Antonio, TX 78239-2596. The Family would like to give special thanks to those nurses and therapists who cared for Col. Morehead during his 4 years at Regent Care Oakwell Farms, and the compassion provided by Vitas Hospice. We appreciate all you have done.

 

 

Past Compatriot Death Notice

 

Thomas Zumwalt

ZUMWALT
Thomas Layne Zumwalt, age 66, died on Saturday, March 7, 2009, following a courageous battle with lymphoma. A seventh-generation Texan, Tom was born in Sugar Land, Texas on April 13, 1942, to Dorothy Maye White and John L. Zumwalt. He grew up in Fort Bend, County, Texas and the Mississippi Delta. His late mother frequently described him as a devoted son. He spent the war years (WWII) with his mother's family in Richmond, Texas while his father was serving in the U.S. Army. His maternal grandfather, Charles T. White (Daddy Charlie), was highly influential in Tom's formation. After the war, Tom's father left the Service and joined the White family's rice farming business in Richmond, Texas. One of Tom's childhood friends from the Mississippi Delta was Patricia Sheldon (now of Houston), who thought of Tom's mother Dorothy as a second mother. When Tom was about nine years old, his parents purchased a large plantation in Mississippi (miles from anywhere) and moved there to farm the fertile soil of the Delta. Tom returned every summer to Richmond to spend time with his grandparents -- back when it was safe for kids to ride the Greyhound bus alone. While living in Greenville, Mississippi, Tom was active in many organizations, including the Delta Bachelors Club, the Sons of the American Revolution , Boys' State (a summer leadership and citizenship program), and 4-H. He raised and showed champion Black Angus heifers. Greenville was known for producing more prize-winning authors than any other town, and Tom often remarked that this undoubtedly had much to do with the rich source material found in the social fabric of Greenville. Tom graduated from a preparatory school at historic Jefferson College (founded 1802) in Washington, Mississippi, in 1960, and from Auburn University in 1965 with a five-year professional degree in architecture. He was hand-picked for the architecture program by Paul Rudolph, a well-known alumnus of the program, in the first year that Auburn acquired its university status and changed its name from Alabama Polytechnic Institute to Auburn University. (Rudolph had also studied with Walter Gropius at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and was chairman of the Yale Department of Architecture from 1958 to 1965.) Tom went to Europe for a year upon graduation (in 1965) to travel, liked it and decided to stay and work there. He took a job with the Adjutant General, based in Frankfurt-Roedelheim, Germany, where he worked for seven years developing classified documents. While working for the Adjutant General, he met several of his life-long friends. He became good friends with one of his colleagues and mentors, John Pennino, and John's wife Betty, and traveled extensively with them. Another good friend that he met in Germany was Jo Shaw, now Dr. Jo Shaw Kiley of San Antonio. In later years, when both John Pennino and Tom's mother Dorothy had been widowed, John and Dorothy married. Tom also took advantage of the many cultural opportunities in Europe, attending the opera frequently. Several of Tom's friends were internationally-known musicians so he traveled to attend their concerts. Tom also graduated from the Cordon Bleu school of cooking in Paris, and was known among his friends as an excellent cook. He enjoyed skiing and sledding in Austria; his friend Jo Shaw Kiley remembers one misadventure when he rode an errant lunge through the kitchen window of a luxury hotel. The last thing I saw, he said, was a room full of Austrian chefs holding large knives and skewers. After his time with the Adjutant General, Tom turned his interests back to architecture and design, and went to work for the Army Corps of Engineers to oversee the interior design of all U.S. facilities in Europe. Due to a new Status of Forces bill, a great deal of work was being done in that period (the early 1970s). His team renovated buildings in Europe from as early as the Middle Ages and built modern facilities. The head of Army Corps of Engineers met Tom while in Germany, and made Tom an offer to handle many of the major construction projects in Saudi Arabia. The infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia was one of the largest budgets ever managed by the U.S. governments (and was paid for by the Saudi government). Tom lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for seven or eight years, including three years at a private company in Jeddah. Tom had a long and successful career in interior design, and was known for his understanding of the interior design and exterior design of a building and how they worked together. Eventually Tom returned to the United States and worked as a private consultant. The Sverdrup Company, at the time one of the largest architectural and engineering firms in the world, was based in Rosslyn, Virginia. Sverdrup hired him to work on the design of a large number of U.S. embassies. After the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut in 1983, the Inman Commission recommended the replacement and fortification of embassies all over the world. Sverdrup was still family-owned when Tom worked there. The company had the contract for the new embassies as part of the Embassy Task Group. His work on the embassies took him to Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America and Central America. Tom noted that he was one of the few people to have spent a great deal of time in the Yemen. He also traveled down the Nile from Alexandria to Khartoum twice - by local boat or dhow, and came back up by horseback and camel. Following his work with Sverdrup, Tom formed a design partnership for several years with architect Dwight Matthews in Virginia. While living in Virginia, Tom enjoyed riding to hounds. He also became close to the Matthews family. Dwight, his wife Jennifer, and their children Dorian and Whitney have remained friends for life. Tom retired in the early 1990s and moved back to San Antonio, when his friend and stepfather, John Pennino, became ill. He stayed when his mother was widowed and cared for her until her death in 2008. Although near the end of her life his mother used a walker and was losing her eyesight, Tom always ensured that she was beautifully turned out and that she had an active social life. While in San Antonio Tom had many friends, and was a fixture on the Starbucks patio, meeting a group every morning for coffee. He was popular with his neighbors and hosted a Friday afternoon neighborhood happy hour for years. All his friends admired his kindness and patience with his mother. A friend once described him as a true Christian gentleman. Tom was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, and served as president of the William Barrett Travis Chapter Number 7 for two years. Through the SRT, he became friends with Tom Jackson, also an officer of the chapter. Tom was also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans; St. Mark's Episcopal Church; and served on the Board of Directors of San Antonio Botanical Society. He is survived by his cousins, Linda Kay Gubbels and her husband Pat of Rosenberg, Texas, and Janet Lee Enax; his aunts Arlene Davis and Mary Kathryn White, also of Fort Bend County; his stepfather's daughter, Gail Consaul and her husband, Parker III, of Fort Worth; the Matthews family, Dwight, Jennifer, Whitney and Dorian, of Virginia. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Friday, March 13, at 3:00 pm. Tom's ashes will be interred near those of his family at the Morton Cemetery in Richmond, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please make gifts to St. Mark's Music Fund, 315 E. Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, or to the William Barrett Travis Chapter Number 7 of the Sons of the Republic of Texas.

 

 

Past Compatriot Death Notice

 

Charles E. Williams Jr.


WILLIAMS


BrigGen Charles E. Williams, Jr., USAF (Ret), 89, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2009, in San Antonio. He was born on November 14, 1919, in Atchison, KS, to Charles and Mary Ellen Williams. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1940 as an Aviation Cadet and graduated from flying school at Randolph AFB in the class of 40G. His thirty-seven year career spanned World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Wars. After WWII he graduated from Auburn University and then worked as a chemical engineer for the Humble Oil Co. in Houston. Recalled for the Korean War, he remained in the Air Force in various command and staff assignments until retirement in 1977. Settling in San Antonio, he became a local Realtor and Appraiser, served as President of the San Antonio Board of Realtors, and served on the San Antonio Zoning Commission. He was a member of the Order of Daedalians, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Sons of the American Revolution, Air Force Association, Military Officers Association; and the Windcrest Golf Club. Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Harriette A. (Jackson) Williams of Alexander City, AL; a son, Charles E. Williams III; a daughter, Martha Ann Colburn; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Ruth Godbey and Margaret Sewell. The family will have private burial services at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. A gathering of friends and family will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 19, 2009, at the Windcrest Golf Course, 8600 Midcrown Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78239. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
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MEMORIAL RESOLUTION
RESPECTING
COMPATRIOT LIEUTENANT COMMANDER
DONALD JOSEPH KNAPP, USN (RET)

 


WHEREAS, The hand of death on 5 January 2009 entered our ranks and removed from our midst, COMPATRIOT DONALD JOSEPH KNAPP our venerable and esteemed brother in arms, and 

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT KNAPP was born on 7 AUGUST 1929 at Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.  He was the son of William Arnold Knapp and Nellie Rapier Bricken Knapp, NSDAR 512237, whose ancestors were Patriots of numerous wars and conflicts that threatened our great Nation. During much of his lifetime COMPATRIOT KNAPP served in the US Navy. At the time of his death he had been a resident of San Antonio, Texas for 15 years. A memorial service was held for him on 13 January 2009 at the Mission North Funeral Home in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas following which, his earthly remains were placed at eternal rest at the Fort Sam National Cemetery, Bexar, Texas on 14 January 2009 with full military honors.

 

WHEREAS, by virtue of the proven patriotic service during the Revolutionary War of his ancestor Richard James RAPIER, Captain of the Maryland Militia, Upper Battalion, St. Mary’s County,  and of his ancestor Hezekiah KNAPP, of Stamford Connecticut, Private in Captain Whitney’s Company, and

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT KNAPP successfully proved his direct lineage from Patriot RAPIER, and was admitted to membership in the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution on 11 July 1966 as member number 93936 and simultaneously was granted membership in the Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution, member number 2685 and on 3 November 1999 transferred to the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, member number 8522, and

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT KNAPP was an active member of the San Antonio Chapter of the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, and during that time participated in the activities of the chapter, thereby contributing to its success, and

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT KNAPP was also an active member of Hoods Texas Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans member number 238886, the Alamo Council of the Navy League of the United States, the Confederate Cemetery Association, the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society, and the Gateway Coin Club through all of which he also promoted patriotism, history and honor, and

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT KNAPP was also a man of God, having served as a devoted Catholic and a parishioner of Saint Mathew’s Catholic Church, San Antonio, and

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT KNAPP graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology Class of 1950 and received his MBA from University of Southern California, which prepared him for his career as an Engineer, having previously served his county as a Midshipman USN from 1946-1950, Commissioned as an Ensign USN 12 September 1950 he was veteran of the Korean War, he served on the Destroyer USS Frybarger (DEC-705) and the air craft carrier Coral Sea (CVA-43), Discharged 18 August 1953 as a Lieutenant (JG), and Don continued to serve as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander prior to his demise, and

 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT KNAPP was preceded in death by his loving wife Frances Ann Sheedy Knapp, NSDAR 495268, he left surviving him his brother William Arnold Knapp Jr of Raleigh, North Carolina, and his loving and devoted children Donna Knapp Minich of Columbus, Ohio, Robert William Knapp of Huntsville, Alabama, and Bruce Gregory Knapp of Peachtree City, Georgia and their families; to include 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren;  to whom we express our deepest sympathy on their respective loss, and

 

WHEREAS, upon his death, our country and state lost a loyal citizen whose devotion never faltered.  He was one of the most zealous and faithful defenders of the principles for which our patriotic ancestors fought in the battle against the British for American Independence.  In his quiet and unassuming way he did much to promote the progress and development of his country and the happiness of those around him.  He was a good, quiet and modest person and enjoyed the respect, esteem and admiration of all who knew him.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the San Antonio Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution as follows:

 

FIRST:   That this chapter has lost a loyal and devoted member.  To his family and friends we express our thanks for sharing his life with us and extend our profound condolences at his passing from our ranks.

 

SECOND:  That this country and state have lost and honorable, upright and honest citizen, who was always ready to spend his life and give his service for that which he believed to be right and for the best interests of his country and state.  To that end we dedicate ourselves anew to the continuance of the service to the country which his lifetime so well performed.  We further Resolve that we are pledged again to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in Securing for mankind the blessings of Liberty.

 

THIRD:  That for the purposes of perpetuating the memory of his life and fidelity to the purposes of the Sons of the American Revolution, and his steady devotion to duty, duplicate copies of this Resolution shall be entered into the minutes of this chapter, which he loved so well, and delivered to his family.  The Resolution will also be read to chapter members attending a regular monthly meeting and will be displayed on the chapter Internet web page.  The Resolution may also be submitted to the Texas Society for publication in a future edition of The Texas Patriot, it’s magazine.

 

FOURTH:   That a duplicate of this Resolution shall be bound together with other similar Memorial Resolutions of the San Antonio Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American  Revolution into a minimum of three books.  Copies of this book will be donated to:
   1. The San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas
   2. The National Library of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution in Louisville, Kentucky
   3.
 Chapter Genealogist, San Antonio Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution.

 

FIFTH:  As a token of our love and respect for our Compatriot, we have purchased a suitable book on the American Revolution or about one of its many patriots.  That book will be donated to a local Public School Library in San Antonio with an inscription referencing COMPATRIOT KNAPP.

 

   
THIS RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SAN ANTONIO CHAPTER, SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AT ITS MEETING IN SAN ANTONIO, BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS 

 

THIS THE 28th DAY OF JANUARY 2009.

 

 

 


Peter Thomas Baron Jr.                                      David Bowles
Archivist                                                            President

 

 

Past Compatriot Death Notice

Fellow compatriots:

There is some sad news for the SAR. Compatriot Tommy G. Richardson, Ph.D passed away on December 23rd. Tommy had been ill the past few months, having pneumonia at first, and while in the hospital it was discovered that he had leukemia. He began treatment for the leukemia, which required many blood transfusions after leaving the hospital. Other complications followed and he was again admitted to the hospital where he died. There was no obituary in the newspaper and his family had a Memorial Service for him at their home.

His home address: 8327 Copperknoll, Converse, TX 78109
Telephone: (210) 566-1448

 

 

Past Compatriot Death Notice

Fellow compatriots:

At 12:34 AM Thursday, November 20th, 2008, SASAR member Roger Bowles died at his Austin home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will be from 4-6 PM Sunday, November 23rd at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home 3125 North Lamar, Austin, Texas 78705, phone 512-452-8811.

Funeral service will be Monday, Nov 24th at 2:00PM, First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca (12th & Lavaca) just west of the state capitol.

 

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Roger Malcolm Bowles

Roger Malcolm Bowles

Roger Malcolm Bowles, 71, died peacefully at home on November 20, 2008. Roger was born on March 17, 1937, a fifth generation native of Travis County. He would spend the rest of his life in the community he loved, where he would build a successful business from modest beginnings and a strong family with his wife of forty-seven years, Sandy. In the early 1960s, Roger entered the consumer finance industry; he would open his first storefront in 1976, Worth Finance Corporation, on San Jacinto Boulevard in downtown Austin. Since that time, Roger grew and expanded Worth into a successful statewide business, still family owned and operated today. It was also in the early 1960s that Roger and Sandy became parents to three beautiful girls, Melanie, Carla, and Robin. The four women in his immediate family always represented Roger's greatest source of pride, joy, and success. Roger had the good fortune to know and love six grandchildren, most of whom called him Granddaddy Happy, because that's what he was. Roger was always happy, and those who knew him can scarcely recall an image of Roger without a smile on his face. He did not know a stranger; his wide and open handshake was ever present. If you talked with him a little while, odds were good you'd get your hand shaken a second time. Roger loved to visit with friends. He loved managing his business, even doing so during the past year, since a cancer recurrence. He loved to watch Austin grow and change, driving through town and revisiting the city's landmarks. He loved traveling with Sandy. He loved history. He loved a good hamburger. He loved running into people he knew when he and Sandy went to Luby's. He had a gentle nature, a kind soul, and a generous spirit. He was the easy-going steady presence of a large and vibrant family, which he loved deeply. Roger was a past president and member emeritus of the Texas Consumer Finance Association, a member of the Sons of the Republic and the Sons of the American Revolution, and a faithful member of the Wedding Ring Class of the First United Methodist Church in Austin. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm Bowles and Alta Mae Puryear. He is survived by his wife Sandy, and the families of his girls, each representing another two generations in Travis County: Melanie Azachi and husband Yoav, Carla Benson-Bowles and husband Chuck, Robin Bowles-Silence and husband Mark. The grandkids are Roman Lopez IV, Ryan Silence, Kyle Silence, Marshall Benson, Benjamin Azachi, and Madeline Azachi. Roger is also survived by his brothers, David Bowles of San Antonio, and Mitch Hovden and wife Elaine of Lubbock, by his Aunt Polly Black of Lubbock, and by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Pallbearers include Roman Lopez IV, Ryan Silence, Jinx Rector, Bill Thurman, John German, Frank Smith, Sam Kelly, and Elroy Issleib. Honorary pallbearers include The Wedding Ring Class of the First United Methodist Church in Austin. The family would like to thank the wonderful people at Hospice Austin who cared for him and gave him comfort in his last days, particularly Sarah Janosek, his personal nurse. Donations may be made to Hospice Austin, First United Methodist Church, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are with Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 3125 N Lamar Blvd. Visitation is Sunday, November 23, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The memorial service is at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 24 at First United Methodist Church Austin, 1201 Lavaca St. Following the service, interment will be held at Capital Memorial Park Cemetery in Pflugerville at 14501 IH35. Obituary and guestbook online at wcfish.com.

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MEMORIAL RESOLUTION
RESPECTING
COMPATRIOT William Chacon Salinas

 


WHEREAS, The hand of death on March 9, 2008 entered our ranks and removed from our midst, COMPATRIOT William Chacon Salinas, our venerable and esteemed brother in arms, and

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas was born on February 14, 1921, Valentines Day, in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  He was the son of William Salinas and Louise Chacon, whose ancestors were both Revolutionary Patriots and Early Tejas Settlers.   During most of his lifetime COMPATRIOT Salinas resided in San Antonio. A memorial service was held for him on March 13th at the Brookehill Funeral Home in San Antonio following which, his earthly remains were placed at eternal rest at the Fort Sam Houston Federal Cemetery.

WHEREAS, by virtue of the proven patriot service during the Revolutionary War of his ancestor Francisco Manuel Salinas, by Providing Horses to the Continental Army, and

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas successfully proved his direct lineage from each of the above patriots, and was admitted to membership in the American Society, Sons of the American Revolution as member number 129798 and simultaneously was granted membership in the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, member number 5834,  and

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas was an active member of the San Antonio Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and during that time participated in the activities of the chapter, thereby contributing to its success, and

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas was also an active member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Travis Chapter; the Canary Island Descendants Association; and the Order Granadero’s de Galvez through all of which he also promoted patriotism and honor, and 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas  was also a man of God, having attended services at Saint Leo’s on South Flores in San Antonio, and 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas attended Tech High School leaving in his Senior year to fight in World War II  and was during his lifetime a Army Air Corps Gunner and then an aircraft painter at Kelly Field, having retired after 25 years prior to his demise, and 

WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas left surviving him his loving and devoted family: his wife Diane; daughters Aurora Martinez and Julie Salinas Toscano; stepsons Armando and Gerald Salinas, Rock Anthony Harrison; sisters Angela Salinas Fernandez and Carmen Salinas Maldonado; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren of San Antonio to whom we express our deepest sympathy on their respective loss, and 

WHEREAS, upon his death, our country and state lost a loyal citizen whose devotion never faltered.  He was one of the most zealous and faithful defenders of the principles for which our patriotic ancestors fought in the battle against the British for American Independence.  In his quiet and unassuming way he did much to promote the progress and development of his country and the happiness of those around him.  He was a good, quiet and modest person and enjoyed the respect, esteem and admiration of all who knew him.

 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the San Antonio Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution as follows:

 FIRST:   That this chapter has lost a loyal and devoted member.  To his family and friends we express our thanks for sharing his life with us and extend our profound condolences at his passing from our ranks.

 SECOND:  That this country and state have lost and honorable, upright and honest citizen, who was always ready to spend his life and give his service for that which he believed to be right and for the best interests of his country and state.  To that end we dedicate ourselves anew to the continuance of the service to the country which his lifetime so well performed.  We further Resolve that we are pledged again to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in Securing for mankind the blessings of Liberty.

 THIRD:  That for the purposes of perpetuating the memory of his life and fidelity to the purposes of the Sons of the American Revolution, and his steady devotion to duty, duplicate copies of this Resolution shall be entered into the minutes of this chapter, which he loved so well, and delivered to his family.  The Resolution will also be read to chapter members attending a regular monthly meeting and will be displayed on the chapter Internet web page.  The Resolution may also be submitted to the Texas Society for publication in a future edition of The Texas Patriot, it s magazine.

 FOURTH:   That a duplicate of this Resolution shall be bound together with other similar Memorial Resolutions of the San Antonio, Texas Chapter, Sons of the American  Revolution into a minimum of four books.  Copies of this book will be donated to:
   1. The Family History Library, Church of the Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
   2. The San Antonio, Texas Public Library
   3. The National Library of the National Society of the Sons of The American Revolution in Louisville, Kentucky
   4. Chapter Genealogist, San Antonio Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.

 
THIS RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SAN ANTONIO CHAPTER, SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AT ITS MEETING IN SAN ANTONIO, BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS 

THIS THE 26th DAY OF MARCH 2008.

 

Compatriot George Harcourt                                Compatriot Jay Higginson
Recording Secretary                                           President

 

 

     

     
     

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