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ROBERT E. WADE
Wade, 87, of Mesquite, died April 28, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1959. Wade received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law; was a member of the California, Pennsylvania, and Great Britain bars; and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1962, having received the highest score on the March Texas Bar Exam that year. He was an associate of Atlantic Richfield Company, ARCO, in Dallas from 1962 to 1971; an associate of Texas Oil & Gas in Dallas from 1971 to 1986; and a private practitioner in Dallas from 1986 to 2012. Wade was a Bible study teacher at First Baptist Church in Dallas for many years and is remembered for being loving, successful, and devoted. He is survived by his wife of over 64 years, Myra Boltin Wade; son, Robert E. Wade Jr.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Boston, 88, of Boerne, died March 10, 2017. He served as a military training officer in the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School during the Korean War. Boston received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1955. He practiced law with Fulbright & Jaworski, now Norton Rose Fulbright, in Houston for his entire career, ultimately becoming a senior partner and mentoring many lawyers, including past State Bar President Terry O. Tottenham. Boston was a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Association of Insurance Attorneys, and a charter member of the Champions Golf Club in Houston. He also served on the boards of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the southeast Texas region chapter of the American Lung Association. Boston is remembered for his deep religious faith and his love of golf and Texas Longhorns football. He is survived by his wife of over 65 years, June; son, Donn Boston; daughter, Wimberly Boston Grove; one grandson; and two great-granddaughters.
JAMES SAMUEL MOORE JR.
Moore, 86, of El Paso, died March 14, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. Moore received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1956. He was an attorney with Scott, Hulse, Marshall, Feuille, Finger & Thurmond, now ScottHulse, from 1957 until his retirement in 1994. Moore was previously on the board of the Texas Law Review Association; chair of the Texas Council for the Humanities, now Humanities Texas; president of the Friends of the University Library for the University of Texas at El Paso and the Philosophical Society of Texas; and a member of the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and El Paso Museum of History Foundation boards of directors. He also received the Jo Stewart Randel Outstanding Trustee Award from the Texas Association of Museums in 2009. Moore is survived by his son, Samuel Adams Moore, and one granddaughter.
ABRAHAM "ABE" P. FRIEDMAN
Friedman, 85, of Houston, died October 20, 2015. He served in the 3rd Medical Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean War from 1953 to 1954, having been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, and continued his service in the Army Reserve, retiring with the rank of major. Friedman received his law degree from Tulane University Law School, was a member of the Louisiana Bar, and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1964. He was a partner in Dow, Cogburn & Friedman in Houston from 1964 to 2001 and of counsel to the firm from 2001 to 2007 after it merged with Winstead Sechrest & Minick, now Winstead. Friedman is remembered for being an avid reader, having a keen interest in history, and for maintaining an extensive stamp collection. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Fran Dow Friedman; sons, David, attorney Paul, and Randy; and six grandchildren.
WILLIAM L. OTTEN JR.
Otten, 91, of San Antonio, died February 15, 2017. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 during World War II, where he served in the 8th and 2nd Marine Divisions. Otten received a Bachelor of Laws from Dickinson School of Law, became a member of the Pennsylvania Bar in 1951, and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974. He litigated several trials in the Marine Corps Judge Advocate Division, leaving as a captain. Following a short stint as a lawyer for the U.S. Forest Service, Otten joined the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he served from 1958 to 1974 at posts in the Middle East, Caribbean, and throughout the U.S. While in the Air Force, he received a J.D. and Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center. Otten was an attorney in Wichita Falls from 1974 to 1981 and practiced in Port Aransas from 1981 to 1996. Maintaining a deep fascination with early American history, he wrote two books about Col. J.F. Hamtramck, an American Revolutionary War officer. Otten is remembered for his love of hunting, saltwater fishing, hiking, and taking trips in RVs. He is survived by his sons, Matthew and Jeffrey; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.TBJ