CLAUDE TRAWEEK ALLEN Allen, 87, of Houston, died May 24, 2014. He served in the U.S. Navy, as an intelligence officer in the Navy Reserve, and in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1949. He then was a lawyer with his father’s firm and for over 50 years continued to be a trial attorney and never turned down clients because they couldn’t pay. He is remembered for his love of flying, sailing, and hunting. Allen is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wilma; sons, Claude Jr., Matthew, and Lee; brother, Ira Jr.; and four grandchildren. SANDERS LEE “SANDY” HARDIN Hardin, 77, of Galveston, died January 1, 2016. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1963. Hardin was an attorney with Dickson and Associates in Houston from 1963 to 1970, an attorney in the lending department of Surety Savings Association in Houston from 1970 to 1975, an attorney and branch manager with Farm & Home Savings Association in Houston from 1975 to 1985, an attorney in the mortgage department of BankUnited in Houston from 1985 to 1990, and an attorney and branch manager with First Capital Bank in Houston from 1992 to 2005. He will be remembered for his love of gardening, being active with his church, and traveling. Hardin is survived by his partner of 43 years and husband of one year, Karl Lewis. DENNIS NG Ng, 65, of Houston, died April 29, 2016. He was first a chemical engineer with Dow Chemical Co. and then received his law degree from South Texas College of Law. Ng was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1979 and then had a long legal career as an attorney for Shell, Panhandle Eastern, and Duke Energy and then as a tax director for Huntsman. He will be remembered as a modest and kind man who, as a boy, immigrated with his family to the United States from China to excel academically and professionally, as well as for his many lifelong interests, including chess, history, and the outdoors. Ng is survived by his wife of over 20 years, Sandy; sons, Denny, Austin, and Daniel; daughters, Melinda and Julia; mother, Yut Ngar; brothers, Allen, Calvin, and Brian; and sister, Millie. LINWARD PAUL SHIVERS Shivers, 85, of Austin, died April 6, 2016. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1954. Shivers was a partner in the Law Firm of Leroy La Salle in Carthage from 1954 to 1957, an assistant attorney general in Austin from 1957 to 1977, and a senior attorney with the Office of General Counsel of the UT System in Austin from 1977 to 1997. He is remembered as having been persistent, friendly, and loyal. Shivers is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly; sons attorney Marc and attorney David; daughter, Michele Santi; brother, Roland; sister, Doris Clark; and five grandchildren. MIKE WILLATT Willatt, 81, of Austin, died May 3, 2016. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965. Willatt was an associate of John Hill, Attorney in Houston from 1965 to 1970, the owner of a solo practice in Houston from 1970 to 1973, an assistant attorney general in Austin from 1973 to 1975, the owner of a solo practice in Austin from 1975 to 1996, and a partner in Willatt & Flickinger in Austin from 1996 to 2016. Willatt received the State Bar of Texas 50year lawyer recognition. He also enjoyed golf and reading. Willatt is survived by his wife of 30 years, Corinne Scalzitti; son, Christopher; daughters, Karen Willatt, Allison Floyd, and Stephanie Willatt; stepdaughter, Ruth Harris; and six grandchildren. ROGER E. YARBRO Yarbro, 70, of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, died January 17, 2016. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law, was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974, and also was a member of the New Mexico Bar. Yarbro was an attorney with McCormick & Forbes in Carlsbad, a partner in Marek & Yarbro in Carlsbad, a partner in Marek, Yarbro & Carter in Las Cruces, and owner of Yarbro & Associates in Las Cruces and then Cloudcroft. He is remembered for his love of snow skiing, fine wines, music, and hiking in the mountains. Yarbro is survived by his wife of 24 years, Shawna; daughters, Megan Armijo, Kristin Tofani, and Brianna Jonnes; brother, Charles Sr.; sister, Kaydene Stanley; and seven grandchildren. STEPHEN BATES TATEM JR. Tatem, 76, of El Paso, died June 16, 2016. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965. Tatem served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1966 to 1969, achieving the rank of captain. He was a partner and then shareholder in Scott, Hulse, Marshall & Feuille, now ScottHulse, in El Paso from 1969 until his retirement in 2007. Tatem received the State Bar of Texas 50-year lawyer recognition, was boardcertified in civil trial and personal injury trial law, and successfully argued the patent case Sakraida v. AG Pro, Inc. before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976. Tatem will be remembered for his lifelong love of learning, playing golf, and volunteering for various civic and political organizations. He is survived by his ex-wife Diane Wolf Tatem; sons, Stewart and attorney David; and five grandchildren. SISTER PATRICE SULLIVAN Sullivan, 78, of San Antonio, died May 29, 2016. After teaching science, helping prepare other women to become sisters, and doing social outreach, Sullivan received her law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law. She was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1984 and practiced family, immigrant, and disability rights law—finding her passion in promoting peace and justice. Sullivan served on the General Council of the Congregation of Divine Providence from 1999 to 2005 and on the convent coordinating team from 2010 until 2016. She is remembered as a warm, humorous, and faithfilled woman, for her work with Pax Christi and the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and her love of special needs animals, especially her dog and cat. Sullivan is survived by her brothers, Daniel and Michael “Mick.” HON. WILLIAM R. POWELL JR. Powell, 89, of San Antonio, died October 19, 2015. After high school he served in the U.S. Air Force in France and Germany as a remote control gunner on B-29s. Powell later received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1961. He practiced as a trial lawyer for 23 years in Houston and then in 1984 was elected judge of the Harris County 80th District Court, where he remained until retirement, becoming a senior judge in 2011. Powell, who loved the law, received the State Bar of Texas 50-year lawyer recognition. He enjoyed flying his plane and playing golf with his wife and is remembered as a man of dry wit and stern demeanor who also had a good heart that led him to take in a rescue cat named Spot. Powell is survived by his wife of 18 years, Luise; stepdaughter, Deborah Sagor; and sister, Peggy Gregory. CHARLES WORTH RICHARDS Richards, 79, of Austin, died April 10, 2016. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965. Richards was an attorney with Charles W. Richards in Austin from 1965 to 1983, Allison-Walker Inc. in Houston from 1983 to 1988, Jim Day Construction in Houston from 1988 to 1990, a private practice in Kingwood from 1990 to 1995, and the Texas Youth Commission in Austin from 1995 to 2000. He then was director of real estate for the Texas General Land Office in Austin from 2000 to 2015, having worked on the Alamo project when the GLO was acquiring responsibility for overseeing the beloved Texas landmark. Richards served two years on active duty in the U.S. Army and 20 years in the Army Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He is remembered for his love of volunteering with his church, helping others resolve their legal issues, and doing yard work. Richards is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rev. Joy; son, Mark; daughter, Debbie Flemming; stepson, Chandler Wiley; stepdaughters, Heather Evans and Robin Wiley; brothers, Jim and Dan; sisters, Betty Douglass and Sharron Molloy; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. JAMES E. HERGET Herget, 81, of Kerrville, died April 27, 2016. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959 and went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and his doctorate in judicial science from the University of Virginia School of Law. Herget was a member of the Illinois Bar and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1975. For 25 years, he was a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center, retiring as an emeritus professor in 1998. During his career, Herget was twice a Fulbright scholar, first from 1983 to 1984 at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, and then from 1993 to 1994 at Heidelberg University in Germany. He is remembered for his adolescent love of playing football and entertaining audiences with magic tricks, both of which he wrote books about in retirement: American Football: How the Game Evolved and Women in Magic: The Pioneers. He also enjoyed playing chess. Herget is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen; sons, William and Charles; daughters, Catherine Carter, Margaret Dawson, and Grace Capwell; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. KENNETH W. GIDEON Gideon, 69, of McLean, Virginia, died January 10, 2016. He received his law degree from Yale Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1971. Gideon was a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston from 1971 to 1981; chief counsel of the IRS from 1981 to 1983; a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski in Washington, D.C., from 1983 to 1986; a partner in Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Washington from 1986 to 1989; assistant secretary for tax policy at the Treasury Department from 1989 to 1992; a partner in Wilmer Cutler and Pickering in Washington from 1992 to 2000; and a partner in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington from 2000 to 2016. He was the chairman of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation in 2005 and on the ABA Board of Governors from 2012 to 2015. Gideon served three months in the U.S. Army. He is remembered for his humble, hard-working, and congenial spirit. Gideon is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Christopher, Kevin, and Timothy; daughter, Emily Yosmanovich; sister, RaDonna; and three grandchildren. ROSS EDWIN FREEMAN Freeman, 91, of Midland, died December 17, 2015. He served as a captain and company commander in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 and later received his law degree from Baylor Law School. Freeman was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1950. He was a staff attorney for Gulf Oil Corp. in Fort Worth from 1952 to 1956 and in Midland from 1956 to 1983; a staff attorney with the Stubbeman Law Firm in Midland from 1983 to 1985; and a staff attorney with Turpin, Smith, Dyer and Saxe in Midland from 1983 to 1991. Freeman was president of the Midland County Bar Association in 1973. He enjoyed serving on the worship committee of First United Methodist Church of Midland for 37 years, working as a cubmaster with the Boy Scouts, and being an active trophy and big game hunter. Freeman is survived by his wife of 73 years, Marinelle; sons, Lanny, Dr. George Freeman, and Shawn; brother, Dr. Ray Freeman; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. JOHN MARK GASCOIGNE Gascoigne, 68, of Houston, died March 7, 2016. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to 1973. Gascoigne had ￼the Texas Bar in a private law practice in Houston from 1973 to 2001 and then was a child and adult protective services attorney for Region 4 of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, later becoming a special litigation attorney for 15 counties in Regions 4, 5, and 6 from 2001 to 2006. He then was an assistant county attorney for Harris County, litigating CPS cases in the 246th District Court from 2006 to 2013. Gascoigne is remembered for making an impact in children’s lives and for his love of horseback riding and firearm competitions. He is survived by his wife, attorney Neva Steelhammer; son, Sean; daughter, Michelle; stepsons, Robert Steelhammer Jr. and David Steelhammer; sister, Tondi Jean Rice; and four grandchildren. HON. EDWARD S. JOHNSON Johnson, 71, of Temple, died April 24, 2016. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969. Johnson had a civil and criminal law practice in Temple from 1969 to 1979, during which time he served as general counsel to First State Bank in Rogers, of counsel to Rogers Independent School District, and city attorney of Rogers, all from 1974 to 1979. He then was an assistant district attorney of Bell and Lampasas counties from 1979 to 1986, an adjunct professor at Central Texas College from 1989 to 2006, and presiding judge of Bell County Court at Law 1 from 1987 to 2014. Johnson was a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and, from 1992 to 1994, was vice chairman of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas. He enjoyed hunting in South Texas, fishing on the Texas coast, and spending time with family and friends. Johnson is survived by his daughter, attorney and professor Meredith Johnson Harbach; brother, Bill; sister, Robin Morgan; and two grandchildren. WINSTON RAY SMITH Smith, 82, of Dallas, died April 16, 2016. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1960. Smith served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He spent his legal career from 1960 to 1993 as an attorney with the Underwood Law Firm in Amarillo, where he became a partner. Smith was a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and led the Amarillo Bar Association as its president in 1980-1981. Board-certified in estate planning and probate law, Smith was highly respected by his partners, clients, and the young lawyers he mentored. He will be remembered as an avid golfer, a colorful storyteller, and a proud grandfather. Smith is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patsy; daughter Linda Smith Gavigan; sister Genelle Summers; and two grandchildren. Submit a memorial at texasbar.com/memorials or call (512) 427-1715. 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