Bobcat Pause Archive 2013
Honored by: Matthew Osborn/SSgt USMC, good friend and roommate
Adam was a caring gentleman who was always willing to lend a hand when in need. He lived an adventurous lifestyle with many people who loved his company. Adam always had something to talk about and would listen when you needed him. Adam made many accomplishments such as serving in the United States Marine Corps gaining discipline and values. He also was the first of his family to attend college where his goal was to graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice so he could continue to protect and serve our great nation. Adam was a happy individual who had a bright future ahead of him. We miss him dearly and his presences will always be felt.
Dr. Elaine Eikner
Honored by: Sherry Ross, Friend/Colleague
Elaine had so many friends in McCoy College. She has been dearly missed by many of us. We miss her optimism. We miss her friendship. We miss her sense of humor. We just miss everything about her. We wish her family well.
Robert S. Ellison
Honored by: Vicki Ellison, wife
Bob was a loving, kind, caring husband of 38 years, a wonderful father and grandfather. He put his heart into everything he did. He loved the outdoors fishing was his favorite pastime. He was also passionate about his job and grew a special fondness for the faculty and students at Texas State. When he was ill he was worrying about their exams and not being there for them. He was always a gentleman till the end. It has been a year and we still miss you and you will always be in our hearts.
Honored by: Tom Johnson, Brother-in-Law
Bob always enjoyed his visits with us in Australia and especially getting out into the Bush and fishing were his ideal of a good time.
Honored by: Jeff & Mae, Brother-in-Law
You are missed by all, especially your family. It seems like only yesterday we shared a meal and talked. You bore your pain with enormous strength - May you rest in peace.
Jeff, Mae & Family
Honored by: Hilla & Jude DSouza, Friends of Vicky & Bob
It already is a year since your passing but it seems like yesterday you were in our midst. We remember the wonderful conversations and great times we had, specially around the dinner table. You led a good Christian life and treated everyone equally. We miss you, friend, and always will.
Honored by: Marc Ellison, son
My dad was a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle and teacher. He always had a lot of helpful advice for me, though I may not have always followed them. He loved Texas State and working with all of his students. I know he's in a better place now and looking over all of us. RIP Dad. I love and miss you dearly.
Honored by: Sherry Ross, Friend/Colleague
Bob was truly respected by the students he taught. He was a special part of our Accounting Faculty and we miss him every day. He loved teaching, he loved Texas State, and he was a good friend to each one of us. Our best to his family.
Honored by: Scott Ellison, son
Thank you Dad for not only being an amazing father, but a wonderful teacher, and role model to me and to the whole family and friends. I thank you for all the guidance and lessons you taught me throughout my life. I'm lucky to have a father like you. Your passion about learning and teaching inspired me and many others. Love you always Dad!
Honored by: Jacquie & Trevor Phillips, close friends
Bob had a warm smile, a pleasant way and a helping hand to all he knew. He was so kind and so generous and true, and he nobly did his best. Grant him Jesus heavenly rest.
Honored by: Jenny Rose Esquina, sister
My sister was my beautiful living Barbie doll that I grew up with in Pearland, TX. Growing up we always had each other's backs and did the typical girl things; shopping, make up, practice new hairstyles on each other, you name it! She was and is the one thing that I always brag about to my friends, teachers, coworkers; whether it was her dance, gymnastics, her college life, or her beauty, there was always something to brag about with Erika. I remember playing barbie's with her for hours on end in our childhood years, she always played the princess. These are the memories that I will always hold dear to my heart...when we were young little girls playing in our bedroom, even when Mom told us to clean up and go to bed. We'd yell, "5 more minutes!"
I know she's an angel flying above us reigning forever in his Kingdom being my own guardian angel.
You're my princess forever, Erika. I'll see you again one day. Love you little sis!
Honored by: Bonnie and Pete Esquina, parents
Though Erika Anne may be absent in our lives, she will never be forgotten. Erika's father and I will always be proud of our daughter. She made a positive influence in everyone's lives and truly left a mark. She was so loved in the Pearland and San Marcos communities and was a leader. She had a vibrant personality and positive outlook in all her endeavors. Sweet pea, forever your memory will be etched on our minds and hearts. We have thousands of beautiful memories, and you will always be loved, near and dear to us and your sister.
Honored by: Thomas Esquina, Uncle (Tio)
Erika loved the Lord and her family. She gave so much of her time to others, especially those in need. She had that warm, glowing smile. You just knew she was at peace with the Lord and the Holy Spirit was with her. It was her behavior, you could see it every day. She would spend time with you and you could see the fruits of the Spirit, the love, joy peace forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in her walk. She touched so many hearts, including mine.
Dr. Barb Melzer
Honored by: Shannon Williams, Friend/Co-worker
I first met Dr. Melzer as a student at then Southwest Texas State University. The year was 1989. She taught our class all the fundamentals of Physical Therapy. She was kind, funny, and passionate about the profession of Physical Therapy. After I graduated I left to work as a PT for five years. I then returned to Texas State University and have been a faculty member working along side Dr. Melzer. Just as when I was a student, she was always there to mentor me as a new faculty member. Dr. Melzer always said the right thing to assist me to make sound decisions both personally and professionally. I love you Dr. Melzer!
Haley Elizabeth Nowak
Honored by: Kimberly Nowak Fisher, mother and family
Haley LOVED Texas State. She loved San Marcos, and she LOVED absolutely everything about her life. Haley was an extremely outgoing and fun-loving individual who found a way to truly enjoy every single day that God gave her. She was slow to anger, and always quick to smile and laugh.
Through our pain, we try very, very hard to remember her words she chose for herself: Live, Laugh, Love. Live every day to the fullest; laugh all the time; love those around you.
As a family, Haley made us so much better than we could have ever been without her and we know that her absence in our life will be felt forever. It is our hope and prayer that we can find ways to honor her in all our days to come, and to live out her motto of Live, Laugh, Love.
Honored by: Delaine Dorris, friend
Haley, I think I had met you a couple of times but knew your brother Bryce and your Mom. We also had some mutual friends that went to school with you at Texas State. You touched so many lives with your free spirit and your zest for life. I know you are having a better life than we are, free with no worries. Tell Chad we love him and miss him too. Your family loves and misses you every minute of every day.
Honored by: Deborah Hansen, Good friend of her mother's
Haley was a firecracker - she was a light in the life of many, many people - she never met a stranger - she made all who knew her feel special - she will be forever missed.
Christopher W. Ramsey
Honored by: Susan Stockberger, Mother
Chris was loving, loud and funny. When he came into a room everybody knew it. He loved his family,especially his 20 year old daughter, Courtney or Court as he called her. At age 40, we all thought he was going to be the oldest professional student. But after many years of searching, he finally found his niche. He wanted to be a history teacher. He loved history and had started student teaching at Canyon High School in New Braunfels. Chris also loved the Comal and Guadalupe rivers. He was raised swimming, canoeing, rafting, tubing and fishing. He worked for Rock-N-R River Rides every summer since he was a teenager. His cousins all loved to come to New Braunfels so Chris could take them down the river. Lots of wonderful memories were made.
It's been almost a year since he's been gone and we miss him every minute of every day. Rest in peace my dear, and we will see you again some day.
Dr. Stinson Worley
Honored by: Dr. Sandra Mergen, former student
Dr. Worley was a good friend and inspiration. He was instrumental in my earning my PhD. I have thought of him many times over the years and am grateful for his encouragement.
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