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April 4, 2003

Thurman K. (T.K.) Treadwell

June 6, 19201 – April 1, 2003

Thurman K. (T.K.) Treadwell, age 82 passed away April 1, 2003 in the St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center in Bryan, Texas.

Mr. Treadwell was born June 6, 1920 in Roff, Oklahoma to Thurman K. & Myrtle Treadwell, Sr. In 1942, he married Nell McNeely of Memphis, Tennessee. Nell passed away on February 17, 1992. Mr. Treadwell remarried on March 15, 1997 to Joleeta “Jo” Little Wallrath of Ada, Oklahoma and Miami, Florida.

Mr. Treadwell began his College education in 1937, receiving his Teaching Certificate from East Central State Teachers College, he went on to The University of Oklahoma earning his B.S. and M.S. in Geology. In 1952 he received his Ph.D. in Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a M.S. degree in Arctic Ecology from McGill University and in 1968, a certificate of Computer Programming from George Washington University. Serving his country faithfully, he was a U.S. Navy Submarine Officer during WWII. From 1945-1968 he did field work in the U.S., Canada, Greenland, Mexico, Caribbean, South America and the Middle East. As a U.S. Navy Map Maker and Oceanographer, he retired as Captain.

He served as Chief in the U.S. Navy Mission to Haiti and Commander of the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office. Mr. Treadwell was a Liaison with USSR Inst. Of Oceanography and U.N. Oceanographic Commission.

He also served as Senior Staff Scientist for the Executive Office of the President. He was a Professor and Head of the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University from 1969-1986. In 1989 he retired from the University as Professor Emeritus. He continued research and consulting as President of the Institute for Photographic Research from 1989-2003.

With his interests in Oceanography, he served as Director of the Explorers Club and Contributing Editor of the Explorers Journal, President of the American Society for Oceanography, Director of the Marine Technology Society, Past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Stereoscopic Association, Director of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Chairman of the University Oceanographic Laboratory System, Vice President and Director of the Marine Geodesy Society and President for the Institute for Photographic Research.

His Honors include the Commendation for development of women in education, awarded the Eagle Scout, Distinguished Service Award from the Central Intelligence Agency in 1970, letter of Commendation from the Department of Defense, Medal of Petion and Bolivar for training Haitian Coast Guard and fisherman, Diploma of Achievement in Arts and Sciences from Iran for his research projects, a plaque for his outstanding service from the NAACP, Distinguished Service Award from the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency, Distinguished Service Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Antarctic Service Medal, four combat area service medals, and the submarine combat pin with 5 stars, Governor’s Award for distinguished service to public education, Minnie Piper Stevens Award and Regents Commendation from Texas A&M University and was named Honorary Staff Scientist with the USSR Institute of Oceanography.

His publications include nautical charts and maps; separate books/booklets and magazine articles.

Mr. Treadwell is survived by his wife Joleeta “Jo” Little Treadwell and his two sons; Terry, a Computer Systems Designer with Northrup-Grumman and Philip, a Marine Engineer for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a sister, Mary Gillaspie, five Grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 2-3pm today, April 4, 2003 in the First Presbyterian Church of Bryan, Texas. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00pm with Dr. Philip McLarty officiating. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm Monday, April 7, 2003 in the Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, Oklahoma

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Brazos Animal Shelter,

2207 Finfeather, Bryan, Texas 77801.

Arrangements under the direction of Hillier Funeral Home

Roger Castenson

Roger Castenson passed away on Monday, March 31, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer. After 59 years of life, Roger created many happy memories with friends, colleagues, and family that will make everlasting memories.

He was born in Galveston and lived in Austin for six years. He served in the US Air Force for four years, stationed in Libya and Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Austin.

Roger is survived by his wife, Louise Castenson of Austin; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Carl E. Castenson of Dallas, Eric and Cara Castenson of Austin. He is also survived by his mother Betty Castenson of Bryan, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul E. and Linda Kay Castenson of Bryan and Daniel L. and Julie Castenson of Vancouver, WA; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Adams of Austin, Sally and Lyle Baie of Tulsa, OK, Sheri and Terry Williams of Bremond, Lisa and Gary Cooper of Richmond, Pat Castenson of Bryan and Beth and Dennis McQueen of Austin; and numeous nieces and nephews. His father Roland Castenson and brother John Thomas Castenson preceded him in death.

For more than 10 years, Roger served as executive vice president of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), a global engineering society with over 15,000 members and 30 staff. Roger spent 25 years in association management, including positions spanning such functions as member services, meetings and conferences, publications, public relations, fund raising, strategic planning, marketing and general management.

Roger graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University and remained an active Aggie Alumnus after graduating. He is a past board member of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) and a member of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE).

A vigil service is scheduled at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 4311 Small Drive, Austin, Texas at 5:30 pm on Friday, April 4, 2003. The Memorial Service will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, April 5, at St. Theresa’s.

It is Roger’s wish that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to: Aggieland Catholic Foundation at St. Mary’s Catholic Center: In Memoriam of Roger Castenson, 603 Church Ave., College Station, Texas 77840 (for questions call Keith Myers at 979.846.5717); or Hospice Austin: 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78759 (for questions call 800.445.3261)

William J. "Fuzzy" Douglas, Jr.

Services for William J. “Fuzzy” Douglas, Jr., 92 of Bryan will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday at First United Methodist in Bryan. Officiating will be Dr. Morris House, Rev. Marlin Fenn, and Rev. Bob Richers. Interment will follow in the Bryan City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Mr. Douglas died Wednesday at St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center in Bryan. He was born in Trinity, Texas on March 5, 1911. He moved to Bryan in 1928 enrolling in Texas A&M College where he graduated in the class of 1932. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Mr. Douglas began W.J. Douglas, Jr. Insurance Agency, retiring after 35 years.

Mr. Douglas was a member of First United Methodist Church and Business Men’s Bible Class. He served on the board of General Security Life Insurance Company, was chairman of the Bryan Housing Authority Board for 40 years, and was a member of the A&M Century Club. He was a 60 plus year member of the Joe Werner Lodge No. 553, A.F. & A.M., Trinity, TX. He was a member of the Houston Scottish Rite Bodies, Arabian Shrine, and a member of the Brazos Valley Shrine Club.

Mr. Douglas is survived by, his Loving wife of 55 years, Doris Lee House Boriskie Douglas, his Son and Daughter-in-law: W.J.“Jack” III & Linda Douglas of Madisonville, TX.; daughter-in-law: Sue Boriskie of Hempstead, TX.; Nine Grandchildren W.J. “Will” Douglas, IV, Shauna Lynn Douglas, Jacklyn Lee Douglas, Benjamin Allen “Ben” Douglas, Doris Marie & Paul Chmelar, Susan Denise Boriskie, Marcie Leigh & Will Thompson, Michael Eugene “Mike” & Christina McCoy, Darrel Wayne & Karyn McCoy; Six great-grandchildren, Christopher Chmelar, Andrew Murphy, Ryan McCoy, Ian Thompson, Taylor Navarro, and London McCoy. Was preceded in death by a

Stepson, John Sidney Boriskie. Memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 3846, Bryan, TX. 77805 or the Shrine Hospital in Galveston. Memorial Funeral Chapel 1515 South College Ave. • Bryan, Texas 77801 979.823.8125

Mary L. (Jo) McCune

June 13, 1920 – March 31, 2003

Jo McCune was born June 13, 1920 in Irving, Texas, to Dolph and Julia Tillison. She died March 31, 2003 in Bryan, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 4, at First Baptist Church in Bryan, with Reverend Tim Owens officiating. Burial will be in Bryan City Cemetery.

Family visitation will be Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Hillier Funeral Home. During her childhood, Jo’s family moved to Athens, Texas, where she completed her public school education. She attended Lon Morris Junior College and graduated from Baylor University in Waco. After teaching for two years, she cam to Texas A&M to be employed in the School of Engineering. There she met her husband, William E. (Bill) McCune.

Jo and Bill were married in Bryan, Texas on November 6, 1942. They later lived in Corpus Christi and Uvalde, and returned to Bryan in 1959. They had celebrated 60 years of marriage when Bill passed away in January 2003.

During her years in Bryan, Jo was active in the Woman’s Club and many campus and civic organizations. Her greatest joy was in Bible study, Sunday school teaching, and the Intercessory Prayer Ministry at the First Baptist Church in Bryan. Jo is survived by her daughter Julia H. (Judy) Mitchell and son-in-law David L. Mitchell of Los Altos, California, and grandsons Mark Mitchell of Palo Alto, and Greg Mitchell of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

She is also survived by her sister-in-law Carol Keehn and her husband William Keehn of Overland Park, Kansas, and her niece Sherry Brookover and her family of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to the Church Building Fund, Library, or Intercessory Prayer Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Bryan.

Samuel Lowe

March 24, 1920 — March 31, 2003

GAUSE — Memorial services for Samuel Lowe, 83, of Gause are set for 6 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne. Ben Sample and Brother Jimmy Sanders will officiate.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lowe died Monday. He was born in Metropolis, Ill.

Survivors include his wife, Nada Belle Lowe of Gause; a son, George Lowe of Richmond, Va.; three daughters, Barbara Elizabeth Sample of Williamsport, Pa., Virginia Ann Lowe of Houston and Melissa Sue Davis of Columbia, Mo.

William J. ‘Fuzzy’ Douglas Jr.

March 5, 1911 — April 2, 2003

Services for William J. “Fuzzy” Douglas Jr., 92, of Bryan are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Bryan.

Dr. Morris House and the Revs. Marlin Fenn and Bob Richers will officiate. Burial will be in the Bryan City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.

Mr. Douglas died Wednesday at St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Trinity and moved to Bryan in 1928. He graduated from Texas A&M College in 1932 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was the owner of W.J. Douglas Jr. Insurance Agency for 35 years until his retirement.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Business Men’s Bible Class. He served on the boards of General Security Life Insurance Co. and the Bryan Housing Authority Board and was a member of the A&M Century Club. Mr. Douglas was a member of the Joe Werner Lodge No. 553, AF&AM Trinity, Houston Scottish Rite Bodies, Arabian Shrine and Brazos Valley Shrine Club.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Lee House Boriskie Douglas of Bryan; a son and daughter-in-law, W.J. “Jack” III and Linda Douglas of Madisonivlle; a daughter-in-law, Sue Boriskie of Hempstead; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 3846, Bryan or the Shrine Hospital in Galveston.

Homer H. Golson Jr.

Oct. 3, 1924 — April 3, 2003

CAMERON — Graveside services for Homer H. Golson Jr., 78, of Waco are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rosemound Cemetery.

The Rev. Billy Crow will officiate.

Visitation will be at the gravesite 30 minutes before services.

Arrangements are under the direction of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mr. Golson died Thursday at a Temple Hospital. He was born in Waco and was a retired railroad clerk with Missouri-Kansas Railway. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Golson of Waco; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Kent of Waco and Ruth Gooch of Mineola; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Andrew J. Fritsch

July 29, 1917 — April 2, 2003

NORMANGEE — Private family services will be held at a later date for Andrew J. Fritsch, 85, of Normangee.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Hillier Funeral Home.

Mr. Fritsch died Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.

He was born in Baltimore, Md. and was a retired superintendent of Houston Heat Treating.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Lea Scruggs of Normangee; a daughter, Donna Dommel of Spring; and three grandchildren.

Obituaries are printed in The Bryan-College Station Eagle as a free public service. The information is provided by the funeral home. More detailed obituaries may be printed for a fee through the advertising department.

Death Notice

Mary Simmons, 59, of Valley Mills died Thursday.

Arrangements are pending with Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

Today's Services

Ebrum Joseph Richard, 10 a.m. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Madisonville, South Park Cemetery in Pearland.

Doris Linnstaedter, 1 p.m., Hillier Funeral Home, Prairie Lee Cemetery in Brenham.

Samuel Lowe, 6 p.m., memorial, Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne.


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