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) 427-1830 for more information. To learn more about closing a deceased attorney’s practice, go to texasbarcle.com/materials/closingapractice.html. RICHARD E. BOWERS Bowers, 82, of Houston, died May 11, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1959. Bowers began his law career with Arthur Harris Law Firm in Bay City and then moved to Austin where he practiced for the Texas Employment Commission and the State Securities Board. He later became assistant attorney general under Waggoner Carr and also served as Brewster County Attorney for 21 years, during which time he operated a private law practice from 1963 to 1991. Bowers was a member of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association Board of Directors. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Bowers is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janette; son, George; daughter, Kelly Albrecht; stepchildren, Connie Cornett, Clay Cornett, Cole Cornett, and Casey Cornett; “adopted” daughters, Barbara Bowers and Angie Hendershot Boothe; brother, Adrian Bowers; sisters, Jackie Kieschnick and Carol Rehfield of Gruene; and 10 grandchildren. PATRICIA ANNE POWELL Powell, 62, of Houston, died May 2, 2013. She received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1982. From 1982 to 2013, Powell was a solo practitioner with Patricia Powell Attorney at Law in Houston. She is survived by her mother, Miracle White; half-brothers, Leon Earl and Jason Powell; and half-sister, Jackie White. WILLIAM HOLLIS ROBISON Robison, 82, of Salado, died Jan. 20, 2013. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1958. Robison was a right-of-way attorney with the Texas Highway Department in San Antonio from 1959 to 1961; assistant attorney general of Texas from 1961 to 1964; an attorney with Gray, Gardener, Robison & Pape in San Antonio from 1964 to 1988; senior partner in Matthews & Branscomb in San Antonio from 1989 to 1999; and an attorney in private practice in San Antonio from 1999 to 2012. He was a former director of the San Antonio Bar Association and a past president of the International Right of Way Association Chapter 39. Robison served in the U.S. Air Force Security Service and received the National Defense Service and Good Conduct medals. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Darlene Robison; son William Hollis Robison Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughters, Cynthia Lynn Cashion of Salado, Victoria Walton of Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Melanie Lane of Salado, and Jennifer Phelps of Salado; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. LOUIS GOLDFADEN Goldfaden, 90, of Houston, died May 12, 2011. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1948. Throughout his career, Goldfaden was a solo practitioner in Houston, focusing on real estate and probate law. He is survived by his son, Bruce Goldfaden; daughters, attorney Susan G. Perin and attorney Lynn G. Busch; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. LEONARD F. HOWELL Howell, 95, of Arlington, died April 25, 2013. He received his law degree from Baylor University Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1950. Throughout most of his career, Howell had a private law practice in Midland. In 1957, he was attorney of Midland County and for a short time afterward was a temporary justice of the peace. From 1941 to 1945, Howell served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and he continued with the Air Force Reserve from 1945 until 1948. Howell is survived by his son, Robert Benton Howell of Bernalillo, N.M.; sister, Vernelle Howell Belin of Garland; and three grandchildren. PHILIP SINGER DAY Day, 79—of Naples, Fla., Chevy Chase, Md., and Castine, Maine—died Nov. 21, 2012. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1959. He traveled throughout Europe for five years, studying language and comparative law, and then returned to the United States in 1964 to work for IBM and the Washington, D.C., law firm of Baker & McKenzie. From 1968 to 1993, he practiced in his own firm. Day is survived by his sister, Barbara Murphy; and brothers, James and Dennis Day. FRANK R. PARISH Parish, 70, of Houston, died June 5, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1966. Parish practiced as an associate with Vinson & Elkins in Houston from 1966 to 1974, then was partner in Mullins, Box & Parish from 1974 to 1990, and later was partner in Schweinle & Parish from 1990 to 2013. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Houston Bar Association. Parish is survived by his daughters, Janet Prang and Leigh Parish; stepson, Wayne Strickler; sister, Shirley Olivier; and two grandchildren. KEVIN T. SHEA Shea, 40, of Humble, died April 28, 2013. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2000. Shea was a partner in Stirman & Shea in the Woodlands until 2013. He was a member of the Woodlands Bar Association Board of Directors. Shea is survived by his wife of 11 years, Tammy Wavle Shea; sons, Andrew and Owen Shea; daughter, Mary Abigail Shea; mother, Vicki Shea; father, Terry Shea; brother, Timothy Shea; and sister, Wendy Shea Holmquist. DAVID BURKS KULTGEN Kultgen, 90, of Waco, died May 19, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1949. Kultgen practiced as a partner in Beard & Kultgen in Waco from 1950 to 2013. He was director of the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association in 1961 and president of the association in 1962. Kultgen served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his sons, Peter Kultgen and Edward Kultgen, both of Waco; daughter, Elizabeth Kultgen of Austin; brother, Jack Kultgen of Columbia, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. NILS “GEORGE” SHAW II Shaw, 77, of Fort Worth, died July 8, 2013. He received his law degree from Baylor University Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1962. Shaw was a staff attorney with the Texas Highway Department from 1962 to 1964, assistant district attorney of Tarrant County from 1965 to 1968, a solo practitioner in Fort Worth from 1968 to 1989, and partner in Shaw & Shaw from 1989 to 2008. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gail Shaw; sons, attorney Brad Shaw of Fort Worth and Chris Shaw of Plano; daughter, Kari Smith of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. DONA E. HARRIS Harris, 74, of Franklin, died Oct. 21, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965. Harris had a private law practice in Houston and Franklin from 1966 to 1981. He also was an attorney for the formerly named Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation from approximately 1981 to 1989, at which point he began serving as assistant attorney general. In 1998, Harris returned to private practice in Franklin, where he continued to work until 2004. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sebie Harris; sons, Carl B. Harris and John D. Harris; and three grandchildren. DANIEL LOWE Lowe, 59, of Tulsa, Okla., died May 2, 2013. He received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1981. He also was a member of the Illinois and Oklahoma bars. Lowe established a law office in Houston, which expanded to include offices in San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas, Chicago and Springfield, Ill., and Oklahoma City, Okla. He eventually relocated to Tulsa, where he practiced with Armstrong & Lowe until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Teri; sons, John and Harrison; daughters, Pearce, Phoebe, and Bridget; and brothers, Bob and Joe. STANLEY CRAWFORD WOODS Woods, 90, of Houston, died June 20, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1948. Woods practiced law with Pure Oil Company in Tulsa, Okla., and went on to own two Houston oil and gas companies, Southeastern Pipeline Company and Woods Exploration & Producing. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Woods is survived by his wife of 37 years, Harriette Woods; son, Stanley Woods Jr.; stepson, attorney Bill Jackson; daughter, Ann Bozeman; stepdaughters, Kathi Wagnon, Ginger Jackson, and Jan Edwards; and five grandchildren.
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