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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Friday April Page 3A Obituaries WELLER Edgar 0 Waller bom May Si 191 in Austin Texas to Dr Cyrus Burford Weller and L u c i 1 e Edgar Weller died peacefully in Austin on April fol lowing a courageous and lengthy battle with emphy sema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Edgar was preceded in death by his parents his brothers Cyrus B Weller Jr and Clarence McCleary Weller and his sister Flo rence Mary Weller Stubbs He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years Melanie daughters Lucy Fielder of Lockhart Texas and Sarah Daniel and hus band Arthur of El Paso Texas granddaughters Kiirstin Lee Daniel of San Antonio Texas and Frances Elizabeth Fielder of Austin Texas nieces and nephews Stoney M Stubbs Jr and wife Julie of Southlake Texas Betty Prickett and husband John of Garland Texas Mary Gates and hus band Craig of San Antonio Texas Cyrus Edgar Weller Susan Weller of Richardson Texas Laura Moody and husband Peter of Piano Texas Nelson Weller of Dal las Texas sisterinlaw Mar go Weller of Dallas Texas and cousin Eugene B Syd nor Jr of Richmond Va Edgar attended Austin schools including Mrs Peases School and Austin High School and graduated with a law degree from the University of Texas in 1939 He practiced law in San Antonio with his older broth er Cyrus from 1939 to 1942 He served in the US Army during World War II until September 1945 After his military discharge Edgar worked for over two years at the Veterans Administra tion in Waco and San Anto nio On Aug 28 1948 Edgar married Melanie Ahrens of New Braunfels Texas at the University Methodist Church in Austin Edgar and Melanie moved to Dallas when Edgar began working for Frozen Food Express Melanie and Edgar enjoyed life in Dallas for 54 years until moving to The Summit at Westlake Hills in Austin in June 2002 Edgars business career began in 1948 when he joined Frozen Food Express a 2 yearold trucking operation owned by his brother Cyrus B Weller In 1962 Cy sold Frozen Food Express to the members of the executive team including Edgar Frozen Food Express Industries became a publicly held corporation in 1972 and today is the largest refriger ated truck line in the United States also serving Canada and Mexico Edgar served as president from 1962 to 1984 and chairman of the board froffl 1979 to 1984 successfully guiding the com pany through the perils which deregulation created for many trucking operations After his retirement in 1984 Edgar remained actively involved as vice chairman of the board until February 2003 Edgar was active in many trucking associations most notably the Texas Motor Transportation Association which he served as chairman in 19771978 He received the associations highest honor when he was named its Leader of the 1980 Edgar and Melanie were hon ored by TMTA in 1996 for their dedication and unend ing support of the TMTA Foundation and in 1999 received a Lifetime Achieve ment award for their contri butions to TMTA Edgar also served as the president of the National Perishable Trans portation Association in 1981 as chairman of the Refriger ated Division of the Common Carrier Conference of the American Trucking Associa tion and on the executive board of the Common Carri er Conference Irregular Route Edgar loved to play tennis and in 1932 was a National Boys Doubles Tennis Cham pion with his partner Bob Kamrath During his college career at the university Edgar was the Southwest Conference Doubles Cham pion in and 1938 with his partners Lindsey Franklin and Bob Kamrath He was inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame in 1991 To honor his love for tennis and for The Uni versity of Texas the Wellers established the Edgar 0 and Melanie A Weller Charita ble Remainder Trust which will benefit both the mens and womens Varsity Tennis programs at The University of Texas at Austin Edgar Weller was a kind brilliant and gentle man with an unparalled ability to quickly analyze and assess any situation and to drape even the most difficult situa tion with gracious and gen erous words He will be missed greatly by all who had the honor and pleasure of knowing him A memorial service will be held Sunday April 27 2003 at 3 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Dallas with a reception fol lowing in the Parish Hall In lieu of floral offerings the family requests memorial gifts to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Memo rial Fund 11122 Midway Road Dallas Texas 75229 or the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Attention Greta Knoll 1108 S Univer sity Parks Drive Waco Texas 76706 Meadowlawn Crematory gig NBISD recognizes retirees GONZALES Amparo Gonzales of New Braunfels Texas rejoined the Lord on Tuesday April 22 2003 at 3 Visitation begins at noon on Thursday April 24 2003 with the rosary at 7 both at Puente and Sons Funeral Home She will be laid to rest on Friday April 25 2003 SPECIAL TO THE HEftALD ZerruNG Eighteen employees of the New Braunfels Independent School District were honored Tuesday at the school dis tricts annual retirement and recognition dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall And five other individuals received the highest award that NBISD bestows the Sil ver Unicorn Award Supterintendent Ron Reaves and members of the NBISD Board of Trustees recognized retirees Ruth Abbotts Irma Alvarado Janie Barboza Kathy Bird well Jams Bodemann Car men Espinoza Mike Fitsko Carol Freimuth Charles Gillis Beatrice Gonzales LOVETT Noel H Lovett age 79 of New Braunfels passed away Wednesday April 23 2003 at McKenna Memorial Hos pital A chapel service will be con ducted 4 today at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Parent Organizations Community Organizations Clubs Meetings Sports Stories Deals CATCH IT ALL EACHMORNINGI M49I44 to NUW BKALJNMIUI HERALDZEITUNG Joyce Hughson Dariene Kjoller Maria Martinez Bob by Melson Valetta Ofth Mattie Wackwitz Kenneth Walker and Linda Williams Receiving the Silver Uni corn Award were Dr Carlos Campos Janie Mayfield Johnny Polk Steve Weaver and Jean Wilson Service awards also were presented to NBISD employ ees 30 yeara Benno Engel Carol Freimuth Maria Mar tinez and Mary Sanchez 26 years Johnny Kolacek Pete Muniz Fadra Simon and Cris Vasquez 20 years Jamie Braune Karan Brawner Vir ginia Brooks Jo Cooper Carmen Espinoza Evelyn Kropp Dean Laird Cynthia Moos Maria G Sanchez Hildy Slocum and Patricia Smithers 15 years Debbie Bak er Jeanne Buck Michele Casteel Ken DuBose Car olyne Martin Esther Mar tinez Debra Meek Carri Mercer Debbie Fitsko Mike Fitsko Louisa Gomez Noel Hansen Cheri Newman Bonnie Overpeck Julia Reyes Bonifacio Sanchez Phillip Hunt Marcia Kelly Dariene Kjoller Gloria Luna Melanie Schulze Sharon Shannon Sharon Staats Kenneth Walker and Jessi Wong The presidents of the vari ous PTA organizations also were honored Winkie Smith City Council PTA president Sandra Nolte New Braunfels High School Alisa Badley New Braunfels Middle School Becky Ricks OakRun Sixth Grade Center Dana Castilleja Memor ial Intermediate Tanya Rogers Carl Schurz Elementary Joe Finn Seele Elemen tary Debra Isbell Memorial Elementary Michelle Mueller Memo rial Primary Jodi Lell Lone Star Ele mentary and Tracy Bligh Lamar Pri mary AACOG taking nominations for awards SPECIAL TO THE HERALD ZEITUNQ SAN ANTONIO The Alamo Area Council of Gov ernments AACOG is now accepting nominations for the 2003 AACOG Regional Awards to be presented June 18 These nominations are open to the public Current elected officials and public sector employees are not eli gible for nomination Tiffany Pickens of the AACOG Community Rela tions office said the award categories are Regional Citizen of the Year Corporate Citizen of the Year and Community Project of the Year These awards have been given by AACOG since Pickens said Theyre open to anyone who has just made a signif icant contribution to the betterment of their commu Any person corporation or community project that has contributed to the sig nificant positive advance ment of the region or com munities in the 12 counties of the Alamo Area includ ing Comal is eligible for nomination Past winners include the Comal County Rural Recy cling Program in 1996 In 2002 Bexar County teenager Stephanie Nicole Lopez and ombudsman Bill Slivka shared the citizen of the year award Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Web site picked up from the AACOG offices at 8700 Tesoro Drive Suite 700 San Antonio or requested by fax at 210 2255937 Complete one form for each entry Nomination entries are unlimited Use a new form for each entry Provide supporting documentation as available Letters of support from local governments are allowed Fill out form completely Incomplete forms will not be considered Ensure all information is legible and return the nom ination forms by 4 May 19 Submit nomination forms online at the Web site by fax at 210 2255937 or by mail to Molly Pruitt Com munity Relations Commit tee chairman Alamo Area Council of Governments 8700 Tesoro Drive Suite 700 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