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The Genealogy of Robert and Christina Barritt

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42001 “[Morris] attended the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary's University and received his Master's Degree from Southern Methodist University. Morris served in the Coast Guard from 1957 to 1965.

“In 1967 Morris married Jeanette M. Fogaley… They moved from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 1970 when Morris entered the officer training program at Frost Bank. He continued his banking career for 25 years. In 2005 he retired from the San Antonio Retail Merchants Association where he served on the Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board and as President. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and the American Heart Association. Morris had a private pilot's license, loved traveling, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren at their lakehouse on Lake LBJ.” 
WHITE, Morris Eugene Jr. (I55297)
 
42002 “[Mr. Saxon] was retired from Scott Truck and Tractor as a salesman. He was also owner-operator of Sax 2nd Avenue.” SAXON, Jake David (I50140)
 
42003 “[Myrtle] always exhibited a very strong work ethic throughout her life.  She worked for Whitesides Cafe, North Avenue Cafeteria, was a printer for the Gonzales Inquirer for over 15 years, Loves in Luling and later Johnsons Tiger Tote.  She was known by her family as a tough, hardworking and sometimes stubborn woman but was first and foremost a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church.” HENDERSHOT, Myrtle Dolores (I5670)
 
42004 “[Nancy] attended San Marcos Baptist Academy where she was on the swim team and won many medals.  Nancy loved watching cooking shows, cooking and playing cards.  She enjoyed going to San Antonio and family get-togethers but most of all, Nancy was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.” DAVIS, Nancy Gail (I29398)
 
42005 “[Naomi] worked and retired after 28 years for Nolan County in various offices, such as the deputy district clerk, the county clerk's office, and the county treasurer's office. She had lived in Sweetwater since 1942, moving to Odessa in 2005. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater.” HENSON, Naomi (I54358)
 
42006 “[Nita] graduated from Murphy High School in 1948 and was then employed by Sears Roebuck. There she met her husband, Madison Jackson (Jack) Jordan, Jr, (who precedes her in death) marrying on August 20, 1949. Nita was also employed as a bookkeeper for Dauphin Way United Methodist Church and as controller for the Sheraton Hotel. She was an avid painter, reader and lover of crossword puzzles. Nita was actively involved with the Mobile Chapter of Sweet Adelines, singing bass and serving many years as treasurer. She was a member of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church and Christ United Methodist Church.” RAMEY, Juanita (I47467)
 
42007 “[Norma] received her first electric guitar from her father, acclaimed trumpet player Roberto Zenteno, at the age of 11. Since then, she and her family have built a successful career performing for generations of loyal and loving fans… Norma was a beautiful woman with a kind and generous spirit and a remarkable talent. She always made you feel like her best friend and was so humble. She will be missed tremendously by her family, her friends and by the many people whose lives she touched with her love and her music.” ZENTENO, Norma (I50230)
 
42008 “[Opal] was the eighth of thirteen children born to Sion D. and Alice Ruth (Kimmons) Bass.  Opal married her childhood sweetheart and World War II veteran, Robert ‘Bob’ W. Lynch, in Wartrace, TN on November 14, 1947.  They moved to Texas in 1951 where they raised their two daughters.  Bob and Opal were married for 23 years before he succumbed to cancer. 
“Opal retired at the age of 75 from her position as Vice President of the Valley Federal Credit Union in Brownsville, TX where she resided for over 45 years.  She moved to Denton, TX to be closer to her family and to enjoy her retirement at the Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village.
“Opal was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames and the Huguenot Society.  She served as a hostess in the USO during World War II in Nashville, TN.  Opal loved cooking and tending her garden.  She was an avid football fan from the high school to professional level.  Opal had a zest for life that was contagious.” 
BASS, Opal (I2446)
 
42009 “[Ophelia] moved to Bishop, Texas in 1913, and graduated from Robstown High School in 1923. She attended Southwest Texas State University and received her degree from Texas A & I University. She was a teacher in the Bishop school district and retired in 1971. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bishop, a fifty year member of Bishop History Club, and a life member of Kingsville Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of Tri-City Retired Teachers Association.” TUMLINSON, Ophelia Mildred (I2908)
 
42010 “[Paul] attended Kimball and Stark schools and was a graduate of Grant Township Rural High School. Raney served in the U.S. Navy overseas for four years and received a citation for bravery when his ship, the USS Prairie, was burned. He was employed by Central Oil Co. in Ethiopia and Panama, and was later employed by Gulf Oil Co., for 18 years.

“Raney and Dorothy Chaney were married in 1949. She was killed in an automobile accident in 1971. In 1978, he married Dorothy Ganstine of Galena…

“Raney was a member of the VFW of Joplin, and the Erie American Legion Post No. 102.” 
RANEY, Paul Arnould (I52866)
 
42011 “[Paul’s] family moved to Houston, Texas in 1927. He graduated from John H. Reagan High School in 1937. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1942 and remained a loyal Texas Ex. He was accepted into medical school at UTMB in Galveston and graduated in 1950. While at UTMB he met his future wife, Ruby Ludwig, and they were married September 6, 1948 in New Braunfels, Texas.

“After his graduation from The University of Texas in 1942 he joined the US Navy and was sent to Midshipman School at Columbia University. He served on the USS Paul Hamilton as a Lieutenant and participated in action in the Pacific Theatre. He maintained life long friendships with members of the Paul Hamilton.

“Upon completion of medical school in Galveston, Paul and Ruby moved to Houston and then Pasadena where he started his practice in family medicine. He treated countless family members in the community including delivering over 1,000 babies. He was one of the original founders of Bayshore Hospital in Pasadena.” 
TAUSEND, Paul Lester (I51777)
 
42012 “[Rebecca] loved gardening and crafts with her grandson Nicolas, who lived a very short walk away. She was born in Fallbrook, California, to Albert Goss Elliott and Nancy Delores Elliott, who preceded her in death. Growing up in a small town on the Oregon coast gave ‘Becky’ a deep appreciation of nature and all of its beauty and simplicity. Her family was large and included two brothers, Kenneth and John, and two sisters, Delores and Arlene. She introduced her husband to her family on trips to Roseburg, Oregon, and she maintained close relationships with Delores, Kenneth, and John all of her life. She will be sorely missed by all her family and friends, including her colleagues in the Offshore Oil Scouts Association whom she met while employed by King Ranch Oil and Gas in the 1990s.” ELLIOTT, Rebecca Grace (I55980)
 
42013 “[Reneé] graduated from high school in Jersey Village and went on to attend Texas A&M University where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. Renee' graduated from Houston Baptist University and went on to complete graduate studies for a Masters Degree in Education from Prairie View A&M University. She taught school in the Cy-Fair School District in Houston. Renee' married Rod Warmke in April 1985 and they lived in the Houston area until relocating to Midland three years ago. They were members of the First United Methodist Church in Midland. Renee' was a homemaker and loving mother. She was very involved in the lives of her children and enjoyed participating in their sporting events and booster clubs.” PHILIPS, Elizabeth Reneé (I48982)
 
42014 “[Rev. Burleson] graduated Farragut High School in 1942 and joined the United States Marine Corp serving in the South Pacific during World War II attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He married Thelma Jane Noe at Sevier Heights Baptist Church on September 18, 1947. During 65 years of marriage, John and his wife created a legacy of 7 children, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He entered study for the ministry in 1955 at Carson Newman and graduated from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1960. He was ordained into ministry at Sevier Heights Baptist Church. Rev. Burleson pastored Ramah Baptist Church, Evergreen, AL; Edgemoor Baptist Church, Clinton, TN; Dixie Lee Baptist Church, Lenoir City, TN - member since 1978; and Chapman Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, TN.

“Rev. Burleson was beloved by his congregations not only for his immense knowledge of the Bible but also his ability to tell a joke and bring humor to all who surrounded him. Rev. Burleson served two three-year terms on the Tennessee Baptist Executive Committee and served as moderator for both Clinton and Loudon Baptist Associations. He also served on various mission efforts including South Dakota and Venezuela.” 
BURLESON, Rev. John French (I40223)
 
42015 “[Roberta] and Earl accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior the same day and were baptized at the same service. She was a member of the Heartland Baptist Church, and a past member of the United Evangelical Church of Christ and Calvary Baptist Church. Before her marriage and for a short time after, she worked for the Olin family and at the Western Cartridge Company. From then on she was a homemaker and seamstress, working at home.” STONE, Roberta J. (I47841)
 
42016 “[Robert] grew up in Albuquerque and later graduated with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University. After graduating he worked for Conoco and later attained a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame. Robert loved Notre Dame where he proposed to his wife-to-be, Laura Lee Lindenborn, at ‘the grotto.’ Robert and Laura Lee married on the 1st of June 1991 at St. Joseph's Cathedral in San Antonio.

“During his professional career in the oil and gas industry Robert was named Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Hess Corporation. He also worked for Conoco, Arthur Andersen, and BearingPoint. During his business travels, Robert loved to experience new cultures and visited over 18 countries.

“Much of Robert's free time was spent at the beach with his family, especially in his favorite place Maui, Hawaii. Recently, he fulfilled his dream of building a bay house, The Hula Girl, in Galveston, Texas. Robert's hobbies included taking his two sons to the annual Air Show, building models, water skiing on his ‘Big Daddy’ ski, making Italian pasta from scratch with his famous Bolognese sauce, assembling his Christmas village during the holidays and being anywhere on a boat.

“He was a faith filled man and honored his Lord by helping to start a men's bible study, That Man is You. Robert was the inspiration and moral support for the program, which now reaches 250 parishes and 18,000 men across the country. Robert also served his community as President of the St. Cecilia Catholic School Board and helped with numerous Catholic ministries.” 
VAIO, Robert William (I51237)
 
42017 “[Robert] served in the US Army from 1954-59 and was stationed in Korea. He moved to Ingram, Texas in 1960.

“He retired in 1998 after 38 years with Hill Country Telephone Cooperative of Ingram. After retirement, he did contract telephone splicing throughout the Hill Country for 6 years, some with his current wife. He was a hard worker. He moved to Pipe Creek in 2004, establishing a home for 13 years.

“He was an avid motorcyclist. He signed in 1984 to ride for the Christian Motorcyclists Association of Mena, Arkansas. He rode many years with Texas Roadrunners, was a TMRA member, and GWRRA member riding with Country Wings Chapter K2 of Kerrville, TX. He did a 5000 mile, 13 state motorcycle trip in 2003 to the west coast and back. He made a ride to Washington DC in 2008 with RunForTheWall, making 13 more states. He enjoyed lots of other motorcycle riding and camping adventures throughout his life time.” 
POSIK, Robert James (I52149)
 
42018 “[Robert] was a member of Nixon AF & AM No. 985, Veterinarian's Association, Scottish Rite and a member of the Sons of American Revolution.” LOZO, Robert Dodd (I13438)
 
42019 “[Ronnie] graduated from Brazosport High School in 1967 and then worked at Dow Chemical for 30 years before retiring in 1998. After retirement, he kept himself busy working around the house and land, where there was always something to do. He was always ready and willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. Whether it was family, friends, neighbors or complete strangers, Ronnie could be counted on to help.” SNOW, Ronald James (I52777)
 
42020 “[Ron] was raised in Eunice, NM and graduated from Eunice High School in 1976. He graduated from New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs in 1978. He moved to Andrews from Eunice and has lived in Andrews for 35 years. He married Sandra Kay Brock on August 11, 1985 in Andrews. He had worked for Chevron-Texaco for 35 years and was a field specialist. Everyone knew him for his kind heart, a hug, a kiss, his jokes, and his generosity. He never knew a stranger and will be remembered by many. ‘And we can’t forget a dollar for a coke!’ He loved to hunt and fish but loved his old company work truck, which will carry his cremains to the cemetery on the day of the service. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was Church of Christ.” STOVER, Ronald D. (I51041)
 
42021 “[Ruth] graduated valedictorian from Petersburg High School on May 21, 1948. As the wife of a long-time minister of the gospel and mother of five, Ruth worked alongside Ross in numerous roles. Ruth taught mentally and physically handicapped children, was a Girl Scout leader and eagerly assisted the elderly. Ross and Ruth moved to Abilene in 1970 and began worshiping with the S. 11th and Willis Church of Christ. They were instrumental in beginning the deaf ministry at Willis in 1971. Ruth traveled to Kenya to work with the deaf in 1987, ’89, and ’91. After Willis started building Sam’s Place, an orphanage for deaf children in Kenya, she taught Willis women how to quilt. Together they made over 40 quilts for Sam’s Place. She loved to travel, and through friendships made over the years, they had places to stay from New York to Oregon. She loved her family, serving others and most of all, her God.” ARMSTRONG, Willie Ruth (I54995)
 
42022 “[Scotty] graduated class of 1950 from Cedar High School and went on to play football at Branch Agricultural College.

“While at college, Scotty was drafted by the United States Army, but continued his football career, playing at Fort Rucker, Ala., and Fort Benning, Ga. In 1954 he was named to the Camp Rucker All Star Team, one of the top rated teams in the army. After his tenure in the army, he joined the Las Vegas police force.

“Scotty was an option for the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco Forty-Niners in 1954, while employed with the Las Vegas Police Department under Sheriff Ralph Lamb. His football career fell short after he was injured in the line of duty.

“Following the accident, he worked in the casino business until retirement. Scotty was an avid outdoorsman and spent his summers fishing and winters hunting at his cabin on Lake Navajo, Utah for nearly 60 years. When he wasn’t at the cabin, Scotty could be found building model airplanes, racing model boats or restoring cars and building inboard racing boats on Lake Mead. However, his greatest pastime was spending time with his family.” 
SCOTT, Romer Richard (I53100)
 
42023 “[Sharon] worked as a purchasing assistant with Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital in Luling for 10 years. She enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. Her hobbies also included crafting and sewing. Sharon and her husband Jack loved making road trips in their various hot rods throughout Texas. Most of all she was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved time spent with her grandbabies.” HARBORTH, Sharon Jeanne (I28102)
 
42024 “[Stuart] lived in Wisconsin, California, Oklahoma, and Texas before moving to Hot Springs Village after retirement. Recently he and his wife, Ruth, made West Shores Retirement Community in Hot Springs their home. Stuart was a longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church in Hot Springs Village.” ZIMMERMANN, Stuart G. (I32601)
 
42025 “[Sue] grew up in San Angelo, Texas and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and San Angelo Public Schools… Before [she] married Sue worked at the San Angelo Telephone Company in San Angelo. After [her] marriage, her real work began as a homemaker and mother of six.” KLEYPAS, Agnes Theresa (I35192)
 
42026 “[Tom] graduated from Harlingen High School and earned his Eagle Scout and was a Scout Master for Troops 10 and 50. Thomas served as a Seaman in U.S. Coast Guard and in the Army Airborne Regiment and was discharged in 1947.  He was employed by Boggus Motor Co. in several capacities and was self-employed in construction. He was also employed for several years as a Rural Letter Carrier and retired in 1995. Tom enjoyed importing parrots from Mexico, Central American and South American.” BRYANT, Thomas Lee (I2435)
 
42027 “[Verga] married Roy BINION in 1945 at Perryton. They moved to Keller in 1959, where they lived until 1986 when they moved to Booker. She was a telephone operator for General Telephone for many years.” GARTON, Verga Adella (I48433)
 
42028 “[Viola] was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was a charter member of the VFW Auxiliary, Woodmen of the World, Social Member of Herman Sons and the Treasurer of Mary Circle.” SCHAVRDA, Viola Louise (I51435)
 
42029 “[Virgil] retired from United States Air Force and also the United States Postal Service.” HOLMAN, Virgil Eugene (I50144)
 
42030 “[Waurane’s] family moved to the Leander area shortly after she was born and she remained there. Waurane was a long time active member of the Leander Church of Christ. Waurane met the love of her life, Joe Smith Cluck in Leander and they were married on January 26, 1946. She enjoyed traveling with her family all over but her favorite destination was Red River, New Mexico. Waurane had a talent for quilting and enjoyed sharing her artistic creations with friends and family. Many memories will be cherished by her skillful hands. Being an avid Longhorn fan, she cheered them on every opportunity she had to watch. Waurane spent the last few years living with her daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Charles Broun, they will always cherish the precious time they were given with her in their home.” JONES, Waurane (I41036)
 
42031 “[Wink] was a Major in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years, retiring in 1964, and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 10 years, retiring in 1975. He loved anything to do with aviation, coin collecting and was a member of Sergeant Pilots Association. Major Winkler was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He also flew in the Berlin Airlift.” WINKLER, Winfred Clair (I48237)
 
42032 “‘Chockie’ was born in Fred and lived most of his life in Silsbee. He was Co-Owner of West Texas BBQ. He proudly served his country with the US Army during the Korean Conflict.” NOLEN, Richard Edward (I50883)
 
42033 “‘Quentin,’ as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Burley, Idaho on February 21, 1919 to Cecil Woods and Ethel Dobbs Woods. The family moved to Anderson, Missouri, when Quentin was a few months old. He had two brothers, James Woods of Muskogee, OK, and Robert Woods (deceased) of Anderson. Quentin was a graduate of Anderson High School, Class of 1937. His first job out of high school was with the Tatum Motor Company in Anderson. His employments as a sales representative for the Mopar Parts Division of the Chrysler Corporation included Jardon-Brelsford Motor Company of Joplin, Arkamo Parts Inc. in Springfield, and 4-State Motor Parts of Tulsa from which he retired in 1982.
“Quentin enlisted in the US Navy in March of 1942. After basic training, he learned to operate and maintain the arresting gear used on aircraft carriers.  In 1943, he was assigned to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Corregidor, which was involved in four major campaigns in the Pacific Theater, and earned the rank of Flight Deck Chief. He was discharged from the Navy on November 30, 1945.
“He married Wilma Jean Hardy of Southwest City, MO, on September 25, 1949. They spent 65 wonderful years together and raised two daughters. He was a member of Forest Park Baptist Church for 65 years where he served as a Sunday School teacher. After losing their home in the May 2011 tornado, Quentin and Wilma moved to Fort Worth, TX to be close to their daughter, Nancy, and lived first at Legacy Senior Residences, then Trinity-Courtyard Retirement Community.” 
WOODS, Orville Quentin (I55973)
 
42034 “‘Rick’ graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas where he was a Lt Col in ROTC. He also studied engineering at the University of Texas and went on to work in the Telecommunications industry for over 40 years in Texas and Atlanta, GA. Rick was an avid hunter, into all sorts of electronic gadgets and enjoyed traveling with his wife Jody via motorcycle to 49 states, Canada and Europe. He was in the Dallas Emergency Core, a Constable for Jack Richardson, Odd Fellow and IEEE. He dearly loved the family land east of Terrell where he worked the land and raised Longhorn cattle.” MORGAN, Richard Caldwell II (I13452)
 

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