Bobcat Pause Archive 2011
Lunelle A. Anderson
Honored by: Marilyn Cook
The Family Association is and has been an important part of my connection to Texas State so that I could be "there for my daughter. I remember meeting Mrs. Anderson at our meetings and she truly left a wonderful legacy for students and their families.
Honored by: Wanda M. Polk
I had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Anderson through the Texas State Family Association. She was an inspiring woman who dearly loved and was extremely proud of Texas State University. She was instrumental in my husband and I decided to serve on the Advisory Board of the Texas State Family Association.
Honored by: Teri's colleagues and friends
Teri believed that "Design defines an opportunity, develops a solution and most importantly, communicates a message in an engaging and memorable way."
Teri was a creative and professional graphic designer within the Instructional Technologies Support Department and over the years worked with a variety of people within the Texas State University community, as well as the San Marcos community. The many design awards she received attest to her ability and love of her work.
In addition, she was an accomplished artist whose work spoke to family and history - telling stories through images. But beyond her love of art and design, what she valued most were her children and family. She will be missed.
Lori "Nikki" Ashley
Honored by: Brandi Rivera, friend
There isn't a day that goes by that you aren't remembered in some way or another. You give us subtle signs that you are still present in our lives...in our hearts...and in our souls. Your laughter and smile can still be heard as we try our best to get through each day. You are missed more than you would ever believe. I am glad to have had you in my life.
Honored by: Judie Runnels, second cousin
I miss her smile, her laugh, her positive influences on all those who she called friends. So many people feel her loss. She was a bright star in everyone's life who knew her. Our family will forever be changed without her here, but we all know our "Angel" looks over us with love.
Honored by: Beverly Vaugh, friend and co-worker
Nikki, I miss you every day. Your smile, your laugh, your insight, your compassion...you made a difference in the lives of so many. I treasure my memories of you. Much love always,
Honored by: Lauren Scire, friend and co-worker
I knew Nikki as a friend and co-worker for years. I also knew that she was an outstanding student at Texas State University (taking classes that I would never dream of enrolling in and making 'A's) while working full time. I started my graduate program at Texas State in January 2010 and remember calling Nikki because I was lost on campus. I complained about how many hills there were and how I wasn't in shape for graduate school. She was one the smartest ladies that I have met with a laugh like no other. Nikki left us last April and left me alone with no one to complain to about the hills, among other things. I graduate this May 2011 and know she'll be watching down on me. She is missed by so many people.
Honored by: Kenita Ashley, mom
I could spend days listing all of your accomplishments, weeks listing the details of your life, and many many years listing memories. I remember every moment from the time you entered this Earth until the time that you left this Earth.
But none of that would change the reality that I miss you more than 27 years worth of words could ever describe. You will forever be my Princess...my Chickadee...my baby girl.
I love you to the moon and back...
Honored by: Debbie Ashley, aunt
Niks, I love you forever and miss you always.
Honored by: Joe Veech, Professor/Friend
Nikki was an excellent student - she could take on any academic challenge and succeed. I'm very glad that I got to know her when she was in my freshman biology course. Students like her make teaching fun. Nikki would have had a very successful career in medicine and been endlessly rewarded by being able to help people. I'm sure all her friends and family still miss her immensely. The world needs more people like Nikki.
Deborah "Munirah" Banks
Honored by: Lisa Alexander, Niece
My dearest aunt Deborah, you are so much more than an auntie to me. You have been a mother, a sister, a counselor, a mentor, an inspiration. Your spirit has left an indelible impact on my life. I will miss you always. I love you
Honored by: Luise Kelley, Friend
Deborah "Munirah" was a very unique person. She had the gift of insight, which she used to help people understand the meaning and purpose of their life experiences.
For me, she was more than a friend, she was truly a "Soul" Sister.
"The thought of death leaves me in perfect peace, for I have a firm conviction that our spirit is a being of indestructible nature; it works on from eternity to eternity; it is like the sun, which though it seems to set to our mortal eyes, does not really set, but shines on perpetually." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tricia Ann Barrow
Honored by: Thomas Barrow, husband
Tricia was the perfect wife for me. She had every quality that I could ever want. She had such a drive to learn, even during her last weeks and days. Despite knowing her inevitable fate, my wife still wanted to finish the research paper that she was working on. Amazing! There is hardly a moment during any day that I don't think of my sweet baby. Despite her absence from this earth, she is still my wife, and will always be. Tricia is a person who is impossible to forget and will always be remembered.
Honored by: Anthony Delgado, brother
Vato...how we miss you. Especially your unique sayings. We could always count on you for a smile and a good laugh. Thanks for leaving us with these great memories. It's remembering those times that help make what would otherwise be a dark day so much brighter.
Honored by: Annette Tscheulin, sister
Honored by: Nigel Delgado, brother
GONE © Christina A. Covarrubia
C. Lynne Fulmer
Honored by: Priscilla Leder, friend
Lynne was a dedicated teacher who loved philosophy and spent many hours coaching students to compete in the Ethics Bowl. She showed great concern for social justice, devoting much time and energy to the Hays County Women's Shelter and exploring environmental concerns in her writings. She relished good food and entertainment, and gave memorable parties. She was a good friend with a kind heart, and we miss her.
Dr. Lydia Garner
Honored by: Dr. Frank de la Teja
Lydia loved her students, her work, her department, and her family - not necessarily in that order. She was energetic and dedicated, and she left us long before she should have. She was a non-traditional student in more ways than one. Having had one career in the airline business in her native Brazil, she went on to earn the Ph.D. at The Johns Hopkins University, and went on to see one of her MA students do the same. She developed more classes in a shorter period of time than anyone I can think of because she always had a new angle on her beloved Latin American studies. Health reasons led to her premature retirement, but even to the end she was thinking about her commitment to the department and the university. She is missed.
Cassidy P. Grant
Honored by: John V. Grant, father
Cassidy was the perfect daughter, sister and friend to many. Her major goal was to attend Texas State University since she moved to Texas from Mississippi for her senior year at Churchhill in San Antonio. She attended Weatherford College where she finished on the Dean's List. For one who never bragged, she said, "Look at me go" when she sent me her grades and acknowledgement of acceptance to your University. Thank you for honoring her in your memorial service. She would have been an honor student and a great new friend to many in San Marcos.
Caroline L. Hamann
Honored by: Dylan Zoller, boyfriend
I love you, Caroline.
Honored by: Amber, good friend
I've known Caroline since fifth grade. She's always been outspoken and fearless. She always stood up for what she felt was right. That's what I loved about her the most. I loved the way she laughed and smiled whenever she entered a room. Everyday spent with her was an adventure, whether we were playing secret agent in the halls of school or pretending to be Joan Rivers, life was always good when Caroline was around. I miss her too much for words. She will be remembered.
Honored by: Leah Hamann, mother
Honored by: Sarah Williams, close friend
In fifth grade, your locker was next to mine, and I had to open it every single day because you could never figure it out. Who knew that by doing this I would gain one of the most amazing friends I have ever had. I was at your house almost every weekend and during the holiday breaks. Our sleepovers were always epic, whether we were pigging out on chocolate and ice cream, or being nerds and playing old games on your super nintendo. You always had something nice to say to me, and it always made me feel so great about myself, which I'm sure is what you were intending. You were never afraid to speak up for what you believed in. You were the dorkiest and funniest person I knew. Trips to the beach and Six Flags will never be the same without you. I will never forget you. I miss you so much.
Honored by: Esther Kulecho-King, mother
My beloved daughter Winnie, words cannot describe the overwhelming love I have for you, and I cannot recount all of the wonderful memories that we shared together...cooking, sewing, interior decorating, painting, creating children's stories, taking care of your young brothers, shopping AND YOUR HUMOR! (I miss your smile!) But your love for books amazed me! Unlike me, you always kept time, and whenever you promised to do something for anybody you always did it! Money was never a priority to you! Although I can no longer see your beautiful face, you continue to be the sunshine of my life, as well as the many lives you touched while you were here. Since becoming the angel that you are, the bond between us is stronger, impenetrable, everlasting. I will always love you my daughter, and I know for sure that you are watching over us!
Honored by: Gladys Epyeru, Auntie
Winnie, you will always be remembered for your pure and kind soul. You died so young, but I know God needed you more. I endure all the moments we spent together back in Africa. You are so missed! May your soul rest in eternal peace...
Khassi Fedorian Scott
Honored by: Katherine Scott, mother
She was always ahead of her time. I often wondered who was the parent. She always told me she was a genius, and I did not believe it until I saw her 160 IQ score. She graduated high school early, because she could not stand to see the ignorance in today's education system. She taught me to not be afraid of change and risks. She brought to light my inadequacies as I did her strengths. She was my light and my confidence, and without her, my life is certainly incomplete. It will never be whole again. I love you, Khassi, and I miss you with a sorrow and emptiness like I have never known before.
I love and miss you to the depth of my soul.
Until we meet again. I love you,
Dr. Barry D. Smith
Honored by: Jan Smith, spouse
Teaching at the college level was Barry's second career in Criminal Justice. He developed his passion for teaching while a Master's student and enjoyed the interaction with students. We miss him dearly.
Honored by: Duane D. Smith, son
You were the wisdom I sought when I needed a calm level head to prevail.
You were the kindness I sought when the rest of the world yelled at me.
You were the reassurance I sought when events proved too much to handle.
You were the knowledge I sought to help me understand the inscrutable.
You never denied me your time.
You never denied me your Love.
I miss you every day.
Britt M. Walker
Honored by: Nicole Van Buskirk, girlfriend
Although it was almost 10 years ago, it seems like it was just yesterday that we first met. You have always been my best friend and the love of my life. You are without a doubt the best thing that has ever happened to me. You were the sunshine of my life. I will never forget your love for music, your intelligence, and your humor. You always knew how to make people laugh, even in the worst of times. We all miss you so much. You were such a loving and caring person who didn't have one enemy. You truly were everyone's friend and you always went out of your way to help your friends. You really did touch so many people's lives by just being you. You were the most determined and driven person I have ever met. I am so proud of you and what you have accomplished. You were a member of the American Marketing Association, Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization, and a member of Students for Future Business Leaders. You graduated with a Business degree almost a year ago and almost instantly got a great job. Your life was just about to start. My heart and prayers go out to your friends and especially your family who are so dear to me. I know I said this about a thousand times, but I can't stress enough how much I miss you. It makes me so sad to think about life without you. I made a promise to you that I would try to accomplish your dreams/goals for the rest of my time here. Until then, I will also continue to make you proud of me. I'm living life for the both of us now.
You meant so much to me, more than you'll ever know and saying I love you isn't even enough. My feelings for you are so much more than love. My heart truly and undeniably belongs to you.
Your loving girlfriend,
Honored by: Stella Gallegos, friend
Debbie was such a good friend. She was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever she was needed. She cared deeply about her family and friends. I would always try to make her smile when she was busy worrying for someone else. I miss her very much. Every time I see an angel, I think of her and her love for angels.