H.R. No. 1084
         WHEREAS, The 100th birthday of an esteemed Texan truly merits
  special recognition, and Ross Mallette of Lake Fork marked this
  notable milestone on January 6, 2013; and
         WHEREAS, Born in 1913 in Nebraska, Mr. Mallette was raised on
  farms there and in Minnesota and Iowa; in 1936, he married Helen
  Overman, with whom he shared many happy years, and his family has
  since grown to include children, grandchildren,
  great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, Up until World War II, Mr. Mallette managed three
  Iowa farms and saw them through the Great Depression; he took up
  welding during the war, repairing B-17 airplanes at the Sioux City
  air base in Iowa, and later worked in a variety of occupations,
  including welding, construction, sales, and school maintenance; he
  retired in 1977; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Mallette resided in Arkansas for a time before
  moving to Texas; since 2005, he has lived in Lake Fork with his
  daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Cary Collins; and
         WHEREAS, The wisdom and experience of centenarians are a
  source of enduring inspiration, and it is indeed a pleasure to honor
  Ross Mallette for having joined an elite group of Texans who can
  claim 100 years of meaningful achievements and wonderful memories;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Ross Mallette on his 100th birthday
  and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued happiness; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Mallette as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1084 was adopted by the House on April
  3, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House