Our Lamar '58 classmate Ruth Elizabeth Day Huey died October 22, 2018. (Obituary and memories at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/austin-tx/ruth-huey-8032003) Ruth was very active at Lamar, including being an ROTC sponsor and member of the Officers' Club and rifle team, as well as being active in Niwauna, Choralettes, CSU, Wowapi, and as a library assistant. Post-Lamar she earned an Education degree from UT-Austin (where her non-academic accomplishments included being voted one of the 10 most beautiful UT students) and taught in south Austin for some years, was a “stay at home mom” for several years before beginning a second career at City National Bank in Austin. The obituary cited earlier gives many more details and includes a number of pictures of Ruth at various stages of her life. Funeral and graveside services were held October 27 in Austin.
Our overlapping-classmate, Howard Spencer Hoover, Jr., died this past Monday, November 5, in Houston "after a brief yet valiant battle with esophageal cancer" (https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=howard-hoover&pid=190682235&fhid=6290). At Lamar Howard was a member of Irari, including being Vice President his senior year. Post-Lamar he received his BBA from SMU and his JD from the UT School of Law. He put that JD to good use in a long and distinguished legal, business, and civic career, including more than a quarter-century with Brown-Ferris [solid waste] Industries and being a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. A memorial service will be held for Howard in a few hours (1:00 PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018) at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road in Houston, followed by a reception in adjoining Bagby Parish Hall.Stay healthy, please, classmates.
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