By:  Turner                                      S.R. No. 841
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2                               In Memory
    1-3                                  of
    1-4                        Hazel Adams Richardson
    1-5        WHEREAS, The City of Bryan lost one of its most respected
    1-6  and well-loved citizens with the death of Hazel Adams Richardson
    1-7  who died April 12, 1993, at the age of 80; and
    1-8        WHEREAS, She was distinguished among Bryan residents for her
    1-9  contributions of her time and energy to the Bryan Public Library
   1-10  where she served as librarian from 1961 to 1978; and
   1-11        WHEREAS, Her dedication to the children and adults of the
   1-12  city resulted in the approval of a $400,000 bond issue in 1967
   1-13  to build a new library building; and
   1-14        WHEREAS, Through her untiring efforts, she was able to
   1-15  establish the genealogy collection, the F. Law Henderson Texas
   1-16  Collection, the Anna Ludmilla Gee Ballet Collection, and the
   1-17  Brazos County Law Library; and
   1-18        WHEREAS, Born into a prominent Bryan family, Hazel Richardson
   1-19  was the daughter of George E. Adams, a former mayor and city
   1-20  commissioner; he served in the Texas House of Representatives in
   1-21  1945 and had been acting director of the Texas Agricultural
   1-22  Extension Service; and
   1-23        WHEREAS, She was a fourth generation Texan and the
    2-1  great-granddaughter of George Resley, early Texas surveyor, scout,
    2-2  and Indian fighter; and
    2-3        WHEREAS, Born in Chireno on October 28, 1912, Hazel Richardson
    2-4  received her education from The University of Texas where she earned
    2-5  her bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees; she received a
    2-6  master of library science degree from Louisiana State University;
    2-7  and
    2-8        WHEREAS, Her love for her community was reflected in her
    2-9  involvement in many civic organizations that were devoted to the
   2-10  improvement of the lives of others and to her interest in history;
   2-11  and
   2-12        WHEREAS, She was a member of the American Association of
   2-13  University Women, Woman's Civic League, National League of American
   2-14  Pen Women, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the
   2-15  Republic of Texas, and Daughters of the American Revolution; and
   2-16        WHEREAS, Her talent as a storyteller surpassed the writers
   2-17  of the books she read to children on Saturday mornings at the old
   2-18  Carnegie Library and at the modern public library she helped build;
   2-19  and
   2-20        WHEREAS, This generous and gracious lady will be deeply
   2-21  missed by citizens from all walks of life who were touched by her
   2-22  gifts of friendship and the love of literature; now, therefore,
   2-23  be it
   2-24        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   2-25  73rd Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the family
    3-1  members of Hazel Marie Adams Richardson:  her son,
    3-2  George Adams Richardson; her sisters, Emily Lyne and Jane Lott;
    3-3  her sister-in-law, Mrs. John C. Adams; and her two granddaughters,
    3-4  Lauren Richardson and Emily Richardson; and, be it further
    3-5        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for the
    3-6  members of her family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the
    3-7  Texas Senate, and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so
    3-8  in memory of Hazel Marie Richardson.
    3-9                                 _____________________________________
   3-10                                        President of the Senate
   3-11                                      I hereby certify that the
   3-12                                 above Resolution was adopted by
   3-13                                 the Senate on May 4, 1993,
   3-14                                 by a rising vote.
   3-15                                 _____________________________________
   3-16                                        Secretary of the Senate
   3-17                                 _____________________________________
   3-18                                         Member, Texas Senate