Memorials are published as a tribute to deceased Texas attorneys. Information included is primarily related to the individual’s accomplishments in the legal profession. To submit a Memorial, please visit texasbar.com/tbj and fill out an online form or call (512) 427-6834 for more information. To learn more about closing a deceased attorney’s practice, visit texasbarcle.com/materials/closingapractice.html. HON. ROBERT ALTON “BOB” GAMMAGE Gammage, 74, of Llano, died Sept. 10, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army and retired as a Captain from the U.S. Navy Reserve, where he served in the Intelligence Service and in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. From 1969 to 1979 he worked in private practice. In 1970 he was elected to represent a Houston-area district in the Texas House of Representatives. After one term, he won election to the state Senate in 1972 and in 1976 to the U.S. House of Representatives. After leaving Congress, he served as an Assistant Attorney General of Texas. In 1982 he was elected to the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin, and he won statewide election to the Supreme Court of Texas in 1990. In Sept. of 1995 he retired from the Supreme Court and returned to private practice as well as teaching at a variety of colleges and universities in Texas. He was a special consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy and served on the Board of the American Judicature Society and the Advisory Board of the Health Law and Policy Institute. In recent years, he continued his service to the legal profession by serving as an arbitrator and mediator. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Hallmark Gammage of Llano; sons, Sam Gammage and Robert Alton Gammage, Jr.; daughters, Terry Lynne Gammage and Sara Noel Gammage Newman; sister, Susan Avirett; and seven grandchildren. LAWRENCE LEE “LARRY” FULLER Fuller, 85, of Buchanan Dam, died April 15, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1956. He served as the Assistant County Attorney in El Paso until 1959, and then as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Texas until 1961. He was a private practitioner in Monahans until he became District Attorney in 1973. He was later elected District Judge of the 143rd Judicial District. In 1986 he was appointed to the 8th Court of Appeals in El Paso and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1991. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Barbra Hutchings Fuller of Buchanan Dam; daughters, Pamela Skinner, Debra Cunnington, Patricia Brown, all of Albuquerque, N.M., Gail Koskie of San Angelo, and Kisa Koskie of New Braunfels; sister, Mary Ellen Fuller of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. HENRY W. FIELDER Fielder, 67, of Waco, died April 17, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969. From 1969 to 2012 he practiced with Sheehy, Lovelace & Mayfield, P.C. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Fielder; son, Trent Fielder; stepson, Wade Allen; daughter, Tracy Roberts; stepdaughter, Kristina Fulcher; brothers, Jim Fielder and Bill Fielder; four grandchildren; and four step grandchildren. BRUCE CULLEN HALLMARK Hallmark, 79, of El Paso, died March 14, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1956. He was an Associate of Keith and Kennedy in 1958. He served as Regional Counsel for the IRS from 1960 to 1965. From 1965 to 1980 he was a principal in Goodman and Hallmark and from 1980 to 1989 a principal in Hardie, Hallmark. He was a principal in Hallmark and Hedrick from 1989 to 1999. From 1999 to 2009 he served as of counsel for Kemp Smith. He is survived by his wife of more than 56 years, Ann Rosborough Hallmark; sons, attorney B. Cullen Hallmark, Jr. of Santa Fe, N.M. and attorney James B. Hallmark of Chevy Chase, Md.; daughters, Elizabeth Hallmark of Rochester, N.Y. and Suzanna Hallmark of El Paso; sister, Nancy Hanbury of Dalhart; and seven grandchildren. MARGARET POLLARD KUHN Kuhn, 63, of Houston, died Feb. 3, 2012. She received her law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1976. From 1976 to 1995 she was an associate with William H. White & Associates. She then served as partner from 1995-2000 at White & Pollard. In 2000 she joined Sullins Johnston Rohrback & Magers as an associate and later became a director from 2008 to 2012. She is survived by her son, Matthew of Austin; brother, Tom; and sister, Mary. J. FRANK KINSEL Kinsel, 83, of Corpus Christi, died Oct. 19, 2011. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1953. He was a member of the New York Bar. He worked as an attorney for Texaco Inc. for 34 years until his retirement as associate general counsel in 1988. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Virginia Osborne Kinsel; sons, attorney J. Frank Kinsel, Jr. and William A. Kinsel; daughter, Carole Kinsel Edwards; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. WILLIAM “BILL” EWERT Ewert, 70, of Kingsville, died Jan. 24, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969. From 1979 to 1989 he served as Kleberg County Attorney. He was a private practitioner from 1989 to 1997. From 1997 to 2012 he was the managing attorney for the Texas Attorney General Child Support Division. He is survived by his wife, Cyndi C. Walker Ewert; stepsons, Terry L. Walker and Matthew T. Walker, both of Fort Collins, Colo.; and brother, Hank Ewert of Austin. JAMES ALLEN HARPER Harper, 75, of San Antonio, died Feb. 29, 2012. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1967. From 1973 to 2002 he served as an attorney for the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps. From 1975 to 1995 he served as Lietenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, serving his final position as Deputy Commander of the First Military Law Center in San Antonio. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Kay F. Cole; daughter, Chesley Harper Russo of Cypress; brother, Richard Harper of San Antonio; and two grandchildren. CONNIE J. MILLER Miller, 52, of Charlotte, N.C., died Feb. 13, 2012. She received her law degree from Southern Methodist University and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1984. She was a member of the North Carolina and Virginia bars. She was a partner with Mead & Miller from 1984 to 1987 and was an associate at Jenkens & Gilchrist from 1987 to 1989. Starting in 1989 she served as assistant general counsel for NCNB of Texas, she then moved to a subsidiary of the bank, AMRESCO, in 1992. From 1994 to 2006 she was assistant general counsel for Bank of America. From 2007 to 2009 she was an associate at King & Spalding. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Russ Winget; daughter, Hope Winget-Charlotte; parents, Robert and Joan Smith Miller; sister, Carolyn; and brothers, John and Steven. THOMAS JOHN MOHOLT Moholt, 69, of Visalia, Calif., died Jan. 26, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Montana and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1986. He was a member of the Montana and California bars. He served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1966 to 1990. He worked in the District Attorney’s office and Public Defender’s office from 1990 to 2003. From 2003 to 2012 he worked for Child Welfare Services as a conflict interest attorney. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Margaret Moholt; mother, Mary Moholt of Bloomington, Minn.; daughters, Cassandra Moholt Cheek of Midland and attorney Mary Enevoldsen of Visalia, Calif.; brother, James Perry Moholt of Centennial, Colo.; sisters, Christine Flaherty of Eden Prairie, Minn. and attorney Mary Anne Lewis of Bloomington, Minn.; and two grandchildren. KEVIN L. COLE Cole, 56, of Mandeville, La., died July 7, 2011. He received his law degree from Louisiana State University Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1996. He was a member of the Louisiana Bar. From 1978 to 1996 he served as partner in Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale in Metairie, La. In 1996 he served as owner and partner of Chopin, Wagar, Cole, Richard, Reboul & Kutcher in Mandeville, La. until 2004. He later became a shareholder of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith until 2011. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Rebecca Nastasi Cole; son, Kevin M. Cole of Mandeville, La.; daughters, Cheryl R. Cole of Mandeville, La., Kristin C. McAnelly of Baton Rouge, La., and Alyson C. Grifka of Houston; mother, Helen C. Cole of San Marcos; and four grandchildren. HON. ALONZO T. RODRIGUEZ Rodriguez, 81, of Taft, died March 23, 2012. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974. From 1974 to 1983 he was a practicing attorney in Sinton and served as a special trial judge for San Patricio County Court. From 1983 to 2000 he was State District Judge of the 343rd Judicial District. He returned to Sinton in 2000 to practice law and from 2003 to 2011 he owned a firm. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alice Rodriguez; son, Ronald A. Rodriguez of Taft; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Sinast, Roseann Garcia, and Jessica Pena, all of Portland; brother, Agapito Rodriguez of Taft; thirteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
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