In Memory
  Wendell Howard
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas honors and
  commemorates the life of Wendell Howard who died March 15, 2019,
  at the age of 80; and
         WHEREAS, Born to Margie and Howell Howard on April 6, 1938,
  Wendell Howard lived in Lubbock for much of his childhood, and
  the family moved to Abernathy, Texas, during his junior high
  school years; and
         WHEREAS, Wendell graduated from Texas Tech University in
  1961, and he went on to build a rewarding career serving the
  domestic and international seed industry for 60 years; he took
  great joy in his profession, and he developed lifelong
  friendships with colleagues in the industry whom he met around
  the globe; he served in numerous volunteer leadership positions,
  and he was honored by the American Seed Trade Association and the
  Southern Seedsmen Association for his many contributions to the
  industry; and
         WHEREAS, Wendell married the love of his life, Sandy, on
  March 14, 1986; he was the devoted father of three children, and
  his five grandchildren and great-grandson enriched his life
  immeasurably; and
         WHEREAS, Known for his ready smile, his inquisitive
  nature, and his generous spirit, Wendell Howard engaged in life
  with joy and vigor; he was beloved by many, and he will long be
  remembered with respect and admiration by all who were privileged
  to share in his life; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the bereaved
  family of Wendell Howard; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  his 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 Wendell Howard.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 23, 2019, by a
    rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate