86R36802 CJM-D
  By: King of Uvalde H.R. No. 2173
         WHEREAS, A life made rich through meaningful service drew to
  a close with the passing of Daniel Romo Tristan of Sabinal on March
  20, 2019, at the age of 93; and
         WHEREAS, The son of Ramon and Manuela Tristan, Daniel Tristan
  was born in Garland, Arkansas, on September 24, 1925; he served with
  the U.S. Navy during World War II, helping command the USS Towner
  for 16 months in the Pacific theater; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Tristan went on to work for the Southern Pacific
  Railroad and eventually retired after a lengthy career with the
  company; an engaged community leader, he served on the Sabinal
  Emergency Medical Service board and as mayor pro tem on the Sabinal
  City Council; he was also actively involved with the Sabinal Lions
  Club and Chamber of Commerce and was a lifetime member of American
  Legion Post No. 479; and
         WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Mr. Tristan enjoyed the love
  and support of his wife, the former Natalia Villasana, and they
  shared a rewarding marriage of 68 years before her death; the couple
  raised nine children, Macario, Rojelio, Daniel, Irene, Oscar, Irma,
  Rosalina, Sylvia, and Sally, and Mr. Tristan later delighted in his
  many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and
  great-great-grandchildren; possessed of a quick wit, he expressed
  his zest for life through storytelling, dancing, and singing; and
         WHEREAS, Although Daniel Tristan will be deeply missed, he
  has left his family and friends with a wealth of memories that they
  will forever treasure; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Daniel Romo Tristan
  and extend sincere condolences to all those who mourn his passing;
  and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Daniel Romo