In Memory
  Helen Grace Burkhart Prehn
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas pays tribute to
  the life of Helen Grace Burkhart Prehn, who died in Austin on
  March 28, 2013, at the age of 86; and
         WHEREAS, Born in 1926 in Beaumont, Helen graduated from
  Beaumont High School and earned her bachelor of arts degree in
  history and Spanish from Louisiana State University; and
         WHEREAS, This gracious Texas lady spent much of her life
  working for medical centers and volunteering her service on their
  boards, but her abiding passion remained her family, and she
  seized opportunities to celebrate the benchmark occasions in the
  lives of her children and grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, Over the years, she lived in several Texas cities
  before moving to Austin in 1982; in Houston, she was employed by
  Baylor Medical Center; in San Antonio, she worked for The
  University of Texas Health Science Center, and in Dallas, she
  worked for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; and
         WHEREAS, In Austin, Helen was employed in the office of the
  Vice-Chancellor for Health Affairs of The University of Texas
  System; in addition, she served as a volunteer on the boards of
  Saint David's Medical Center, Saint David's Foundation, and
  People's Community Clinic; she also tutored young students at
  Zavala Elementary School; and
         WHEREAS, This exemplary lady and loving matriarch led a
  life of generosity, compassion, and family devotion; she touched
  the lives of many, and she leaves behind memories that will long
  be cherished by her daughters, Emily and Kathryn, her
  grandchildren, and her many friends; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
  83rd Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the
  bereaved family of Helen Grace Burkhart Prehn; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  her family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the
  Texas Senate, and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do
  so in memory of Helen Prehn.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on April 15, 2013, by a
    rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate