H.R. No. 1262
         WHEREAS, Family and friends mourn the loss of Mary Ellen
  Hayman Lewis of Houston, who died on November 27, 2007, at the age
  of 78; and
         WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Hayman was born in Ohio on July 23, 1929,
  to William Ray and Marie Sayre Hayman; she graduated as
  valedictorian of her class at Racine High School in 1947 and began
  her working life as executive secretary to the mayor of Columbus,
  Ohio; and
         WHEREAS, In 1954, she moved to Texas, where she embarked on a
  career in the oil and gas industry that would span more than three
  decades; initially employed as a receptionist, she eventually
  worked in the field of regulatory compliance and retired in 1989;
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Lewis shared 47 years with her husband, Bill,
  and together they were blessed with three children; and
         WHEREAS, Actively engaged in the life of her community, she
  was a member of the Tejas Chapter of the Daughters of the American
  Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Heritage
  Republican Women, and other organizations; Mrs. Lewis also worked
  with the George Bush Foundation at Texas A&M University and was the
  sole trustee of the Bart and Helen De Laat Endowment Fund at the
  Colorado School of Mines; and
         WHEREAS, Known as "Boots" to her loved ones, Mary Ellen Lewis
  was a devoted wife and mother, and a dedicated member of her
  community, and she will forever hold a treasured place in the hearts
  of those whose lives she touched; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 81st Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Mary Ellen Hayman
  Lewis and extend sincere condolences to the members of her family:
  to her sons, William Gregg Lewis and his wife, Elaine, Jeff Lewis
  and his wife, Holly, and Paul Lewis and his wife, Emily; to her nine
  grandchildren; and to her other relatives and friends; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for her family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Mary Ellen
  Hayman Lewis.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1262 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on April 23, 2009.
  Chief Clerk of the House