H.R. No. 976
         WHEREAS, The death of Janice D'Aun Glass Thompson of
  Arlington on October 16, 2012, at the age of 72, brought a great
  loss to her family and many friends; and
         WHEREAS, Born in Shamrock on June 15, 1940, the former Janice
  Glass was the daughter of Herschel and Annabelle Glass; she grew up
  on a farm near Andice, and during high school she blossomed as a
  singer and actress; in 1958, she won the Best Actress title in state
  UIL competition; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Thompson became the devoted mother of four
  children, Jana, Kelly, Gerald, and John, and she instilled in them
  the importance of honor, faith, compassion, and a strong work
  ethic; she also emphasized the value of higher education, and with
  her encouragement, all of her offspring went on to earn advanced
  degrees; moreover, she was a "second mother" to many of her
  children's friends, and through the years, she continued to mentor
  and nurture those around her; and
         WHEREAS, At the age of 48, Ms. Thompson enrolled in college
  herself, and she received her bachelor's degree in political
  science cum laude four years later; she worked as a paralegal in
  Dallas and became paralegal manager for the firm of Weil, Gotschal,
  and Manges before retiring; and
         WHEREAS, Highly engaged in her community, Ms. Thompson served
  as president of the Arlington Civic League and of the Arlington
  Medical Auxiliary; she was a member of the Arlington Civic Chorus,
  Theatre Arlington, and Girls Inc.; in addition, she served on the
  board of First United Methodist Church in Arlington, and she was a
  member of the Aldersgate Sunday School Class and Stephen Ministry
  at Trinity United Methodist Church; and
         WHEREAS, Janice Thompson lived a rich and purposeful life,
  and those who were fortunate enough to know her will forever cherish
  their memories of her kindness, strength, and grace; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Janice D'Aun Glass
  Thompson and extend sincere condolences to the members of her
  family: to her children, Kelly Thompson Weeks and her husband,
  David, Gerald Kenneth Thompson and his wife, JoLee, and John Kevin
  Thompson and his wife, Patti; to her grandchildren, Tori, Trace,
  Meghan, Hank, Tanner, and Tucker Thompson, Dylan Weeks, and Zachary
  Zane "ZZ" Weeks; to the father of her children, Dr. Gerald G.
  Thompson, and his wife, Linda; and to her many other relatives and
  friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the members of her family and that when the Texas House
  of Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Janice
  D'Aun Glass Thompson.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 976 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on March 27, 2013.
  Chief Clerk of the House