WILLIAM AKINS THOMAS Thomas, 75, of Milner, Georgia, died June 23, 2015. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1983 and served in the Vietnam War. Thomas received his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1995, and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2002. He was an associate of Ross & Matthews in Fort Worth from 1995 to 2002, a solo practitioner in Fort Worth from 1995 to 2002, and chief magistrate judge of Lamar County in Barnesville, Georgia, from 2004 to 2014. Thomas is remembered for his love of church and family and for being a man of great integrity. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Laura Jean; sons, William and Andrew; brother, David Hugh; sisters, Gillian Tilghman and Sarah Frances Munzenrider; and two grandchildren. FRANK S. LA BARBA JR. La Barba, 82, of Dallas, died November 8, 2015. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1956. La Barba was vice president and trust officer at Republic National Bank in Dallas from 1957 to 1983 and a private practitioner from 1985 to 2015. He enjoyed volunteering with various church organizations, playing poker with his longtime friends from high school and college, and playing softball into his senior years. La Barba is survived by his wife, Josephine; sons, Frank III and John; one grandchild; and two greatgrandchildren. HON. HOWARD VOLNEY TYGRETT JR. Tygrett, 75, of Terrell, died November 18, 2015. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1964. Tygrett worked for the general attorney of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and then was a law clerk to Joe E. Estes, chief judge of the Northern District of Texas, followed by more than 30 years in private practice. From 2002 to 2014, he was district judge of the 86th District Court of Kaufman County. Tygrett is remembered as a fair and brilliant judge. He received the State Bar of Texas’s 50-year lawyer recognition and was a council and board member of the Dallas Center for 30 years. Tygrett also loved jokes and magic and was a devoted family man. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Linda Lee; daughter, Carroll Bellingrath; and eight grandchildren. JAMES MORRIS HURST Hurst, 68, of Arlington, died October 20, 2015. Hurst served in the Army Reserve, National Guard, and Air Force Reserve from 1969 to 1975. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973. Hurst was an associate with various firms in Fort Worth and Dallas from 1973 to 1978 and then was in private practice in Arlington and Fort Worth from 1978 to 2015. He loved being with his family, fly-fishing, and history. Hurst is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathy; sons, Brady and Jeffrey; and five grandchildren. DANIEL F. FOLZENLOGEN Folzenlogen, 85, of Cobbs Creek, Virginia, died October 22, 2015. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1961. Folzenlogen was an attorney and eventually special appellate counsel in the chief counsel’s office of the Internal Revenue Service from 1961 to 1993. He received the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s highest honorary career service award, the Albert Gallatin Award, as well as the Chief Counsel’s Award and the Department of Justice’s Tax Division Award. Folzenlogen loved his family, fishing and being on the water, and legal research. He served in the U.S. Army. Folzenlogen is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doreen; daughters, Joan Peterson and Susan Raykovich; brothers, Rev. John, S.J., and Paul; sister, J. Diane Stanley; and six grandchildren. KATHLEEN JOERGER LINDSEY Lindsey, 99, of Rosenberg, died November 9, 2015. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1938. Lindsey practiced with her father, F.X. Joerger, and later with her husband, R.W. Lindsey. She was instrumental in opening the Richmond State School for the Mentally Retarded and donated to many causes, including the establishment of the Joerger-Lindsey Hall at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Rosenberg. An avid reader, Lindsey was a founder of the Fort Bend County Library. GREGORY STANDERFER Standerfer, 57, of Southlake, died October 22, 2015. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1985. Standerfer was an attorney with Shank, Irwin & Conant from 1985 to 1986; Maloney & Smith from 1986 to 1990; Gregory P. Standerfer from 1990 to 1992; Moseley & Standerfer from 1992 to 2001; and the Standerfer Law Firm from 2001 to 2015. He was a member of the administrative board of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church and also served on the Southlake City Council from 2000 to 2004, including serving as mayor pro tem from 2003 to 2004. Standerfer is remembered as a loving father. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Stacie; son, Max; daughters, Courtney and Maddie; brothers, Richard and David; and sisters, Helen Standerfer and Karen Morgan. FRANKLIN G. MOFFITT Moffitt, 80, of Dallas, died December 19, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1961. Moffitt was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor in Dallas and Washington, D.C., from 1961 to 1966; counsel to the Southwest Region Office of Economic Opportunity in Austin and Dallas from 1966 to 1970; counsel to the Community Services Administration in Dallas from 1970 to 1976; and an attorney in private practice from 1976 to 2006. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jane; sons, Greg and Jeff; daughters, Melanie Hooper and Amy Martin; brother, Danny Johnson; sister, Sherrie Walls; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. JACK P. KELSO Kelso, 80, of Corpus Christi, died August 24, 2015. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law, immediately received his Army Commission, and then was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1962. Kelso was an associate of the Rudy Rice Firm in San Antonio for two years, an assistant prosecutor for the city of Corpus Christi for four years, and a solo attorney in Corpus Christi for almost 55 years. He also was a member of a local grievance committee. Kelso served as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery from 1959 to 1969. He is remembered as a rancher, an honorable gentleman and honorable lawyer, and the head of Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi. Kelso is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn; son, Philip; daughter, Sondra; brothers, Bobby and Dan; and sisters, Betty Wilmore, Eloise Meginley, and Carolyn Strickland. JACK RITCHIE Ritchie, 93, of Amarillo, died June 16, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1946. In 1946, Ritchie joined the legal staff of Phillips Petroleum Co. in Amarillo and in 1974 was promoted to regional chief attorney, from which he retired in 1985 while continuing to work part time on a contract basis for many years. He also taught business law at Amarillo College and West Texas State University. Ritchie enjoyed UT Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys football, Texas Rangers baseball, and teaching Sunday school. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jean Ann; sons, Herbert, Thomas, Steven, and Brian; daughter, Kimberly Lamb; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. MARYLEE ROSE MCKNIGHT McKnight, 49, of Austin, died December 8, 2015. She received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and her Master of Laws from the University of Texas School of Law. She was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2012. McKnight was an oil and gas attorney for the Texas General Land Office from 2013 to 2015. She was an avid reader and is remembered for her beautiful smile and love of family and friends. McKnight is survived by her brothers, James and Forrest, and sister, Carolyn McGuire. ROYAL ANDREW MASSET Masset, 70, of Laredo, died January 12, 2016. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1977. Masset was an attorney in Austin from 1977 to 2003, during which time he served as counsel for the House Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and also argued a case against the city of Austin’s electric utility that obtained a $53 million rate reduction in a single year. He was the longtime political director of the Republican Party of Texas who developed the Optimal Republican Voting Strength index that the party—and later other parties across the nation—used to target winnable races. Masset also was executive director of the Austin Citizens League and the Texas Taxpayers League. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Elsa Rodriguez; son, Ernesto Rodriguez; and daughter, Isabel Rodriguez. HENRY V. SANCHEZ Sanchez, 83, of Houston, died August 1, 2015. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1963. Sanchez soon established his law office with partner Felix E. Salinas. He was the lead counsel for seven clients in the aftermath of the 1978 Moody Park riot. One case led to his victory with the landmark Rey Garza v. State of Texas, in which the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals established a new standard for double jeopardy. Sanchez is remembered as one of the longest continuously practicing Mexican-American lawyers in Harris County history and for his legacy of social obligation, intellectual and artistic pursuit, and commitment to his family. He is survived by his children, Leticia, Maria, Troy, Henry Jr.; and six grandchildren. JIMMY LOUIS ROSS Ross, 78, of Camp Wood, died November 18, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1961. Ross was an attorney for Texaco in Houston and ultimately practiced law in the small town of Dimmitt. He was county attorney for Castro County from 1964 to 1968. He received many legal recognitions during his career, including life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, trustee of the State Bar of Texas Insurance Trust, and commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Ross loved hunting, but his true passions were the Texas Longhorns and his Hill Country cabin in Roaring Springs. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy; daughters, Angela Touchstone and Amy Salter; and five grandchildren. NORMAN C. DEAN Dean, 63, of New Braunfels, died August 20, 2015. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1977. Dean practiced with a Houston law firm and then was a solo attorney in Houston and later in New Braunfels from 1982 to 2015. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Hope; son, Norman; daughter, Renee; brother, David; sister, Kathy Riggle; and one grandchild. PHILLIP M. STEVENSON JR. Stevenson, 87, of Boerne, died May 28, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1952. Stevenson was a lawyer with the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps in California and Tokyo, Japan, from 1954 to 1957 and was a private practitioner and owner of Stevenson Abstract & Title Co. from 1957 to 1965. He then attended the seminary and was a priest in the Episcopal Church in Killeen, San Antonio, and Comfort. Stevenson is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn; son, Phillip III; and two grandchildren. DALE ARMAND DOSSEY Dossey, 70, of Montgomery, died August 31, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969. Dossey was an associate of Engle Groom McGlicco & Gibson in Houston from 1969 to 1972; an attorney with Dale A. Dossey and T.E. Dossey, CPA, in Houston from 1972 to 1995; an attorney and CPA with Dale A. Dossey in The Woodlands from 1995 to 2010; and a partner in Dossey and Jones in The Woodlands from 2010 to 2015. He was certified in tax law and estate planning and probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Dossey served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1969 to 1975. He enjoyed spending time doing photography, bird hunting, and skiing. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy; sons, attorney James and Steven; daughter, Sarah Keilers; brother, Theron; sisters, Ellen Williams, Sylvia Robb, and Robin Parkinson; and five grandchildren. BOYD L. HENDERSON Henderson, 79, of Houston, died December 23, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1961. Henderson was an attorney with Pippen & Henderson in Arlington until 1963, when he joined the legal department of Southern Union Gas Co. in Dallas. He then was associate general counsel for Tennessee Gas Transmission Co. from 1971 to 1983; vice president and general counsel for Tenneco Synfuels Co. from 1983 to 1986; and vice president and general counsel for Tenneco Oil Co. Processing & Marketing from 1986 to 1990, at which point he returned to private practice. In 1996, he became of counsel to H.D. Yates & Associates in Houston. Henderson is remembered as a family man who loved flying and sailing his boat on Canyon Lake. He is survived by his wife, Jody; son, Lewis III; daughter, Dare Noon; sisters, Shelly Harrell and Kay Henderson White; and six grandchildren. Submit a memorial at texasbar.com/memorials or call (512) 427-1830. For information on closing a deceased attorney’s practice, go to www.texasbarcle.com/materials/closingapractice.html.
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