83R23608 LB-D
  By: Bohac H.R. No. 1869
         WHEREAS, A full and generous life drew to a close with the
  death of Michael Jefferson Boone of Houston on February 14, 2013, at
  the age of 59; and
         WHEREAS, Born in Amarillo, Michael Boone grew up in Libya,
  Australia, and the United States; he studied electrical engineering
  at The University of Texas at Austin and played in the Longhorn
  Band, where he met his future wife, Susan; the pair married in 1978
  and shared a fulfilling marriage that was further enriched by the
  addition of two daughters, Allison and Jessica; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Boone worked for Houston Lighting & Power, which
  later became CenterPoint Energy, for 34 years, serving as the
  director of Automated Meter System deployment; active in his
  profession, he was a member and chair of the Houston section of the
  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; in addition, he
  volunteered his expertise across the nation during power
  emergencies and led power restoration efforts in the Bellaire area
  after Hurricane Ike; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Boone further distinguished himself as
  president, treasurer, and section director of the Spring Shadows
  Civic Association and as president of Super Neighborhood North;
  moreover, he supported numerous charitable endeavors, including
  the United Way and March of Dimes, and he participated in the BP MS
  150 bike ride from Houston to Austin; and
         WHEREAS, In his leisure time, Mr. Boone delighted in the
  company of his large extended family and enjoyed discussing
  contemporary theology with his Sunday evening book study group; an
  avid traveler, he had been to all seven continents, most recently
  making a trip to Antarctica with his wife; and
         WHEREAS, Although the life of this esteemed Texan ended far
  too soon, memories of his kindness, intellectual curiosity, and
  devotion to his loved ones remain to comfort and inspire those he
  leaves behind; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of Michael Jefferson
  Boone and extend sincere sympathy to the members of his family: to
  his wife, Susan; to his daughters, Allison Brothers and her
  husband, Homer, and Jessica Murray and her husband, Ryan; to his
  grandsons, Ollen and Jefferson Brothers; to his siblings, Patricia
  Wilson, Martha Mattia, and John Boone; to his stepfather, Ralph
  Long; to his stepsiblings, Sue, Doug, Steve, and Kevin Long; and to
  his other relatives and many friends worldwide; 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 Michael