Bill Text: TX HR112 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: In memory of Pat Beard of Waco.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2015-02-25 - Reported enrolled [HR112 Detail]

Download: Texas-2015-HR112-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 112
         WHEREAS, Citizens of Waco are mourning the loss of Pat Beard,
  who passed away on November 30, 2013, at the age of 88; and
         WHEREAS, Born in Waco on June 22, 1925, to H. S. and Irna
  Beard, Pat Beard attended Waco High School and served in the
  U.S. Army during World War II; he went on to earn his bachelor's
  degree from Baylor University in 1947 and his juris doctorate from
  Harvard Law School in 1950; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Beard embarked on his distinguished legal career
  in 1952, when he began practicing law with his father;
  subsequently, he partnered with David Kultgen to found Beard &
  Kultgen, and the firm later merged with another partnership to form
  Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick, Dickson, and Squires; known as a
  brilliant attorney, Mr. Beard frequently championed the rights of
  the underprivileged and disenfranchised in his more than five
  decades practicing law; and
         WHEREAS, Outside of his professional ventures, Mr. Beard
  generously donated his time and expertise to a number of nonprofit
  organizations; he was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason and served
  on the board of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; he
  was also a staunch Democrat and supported many local and national
  candidates; in his leisure time, he enjoyed playing tennis with
  friends; and
         WHEREAS, A devoted family man, Mr. Beard shared nearly five
  decades with his wife, the former Martha Sue George, whom he married
  in 1953 after meeting her on a blind date in Washington, D.C.;
  together the couple raised five beloved children, Carey, Mike,
  Bramlet, Joe, and Bob; and
         WHEREAS, Pat Beard brought to his many endeavors compassion,
  unfailing integrity, and generosity of spirit, and his legacy of
  good works remains to inspire all those who were privileged to share
  in the richness of his life; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 84th Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of Pat Beard and extend
  sincere sympathy to the members of his family: to his daughter,
  Carey Casey, and her husband, Don; to his sons, Mike Beard, Bramlet
  Beard and his wife, Michelle, Joe Beard and his wife, Sherry, and
  Bob Beard and his wife, Laura; to his grandchildren and his
  great-grandchild; to his brothers, Bramlet and Frank Beard; and to
  his other relatives and numerous friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Pat Beard.
  Turner of Tarrant
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 112 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on February 19, 2015.
  Chief Clerk of the House