In Memoriam

As time goes by, many of our old friends are called to their reward. This page is dedicated to their memory and their love and dedication to Texas.

Jay L. Johnson

1938 - 2001

John Bryant

1950 - 2001

Idys Waynne Cox

March 4, 2004

Waynne was an expert on acequias, or irrigation canals, built by early Spanish colonists in San Antonio and other areas of the Southwest. He shared his knowledge selflessly and was a true gentleman.

Michael "Cody" Prall

1948 - 2006

Michael "Cody" Prall was born on August 22, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan. He passed away on May, 17, 2006.
Michael was the Great-Grandson of Buffalo Bill Cody. He loved portraying an Irish immigrant to Mexico and served on the "Ready Box" for the Mexican Artillery crew, notably at San Jacinto.

As a tribute to Michael, Jerry Tubbs found this Irish proverb to remember him by.
"The tree still remains but the hand that planted it has gone."
He planted many a seed of friendship and those of us that still remain will always remember him in our hearts.

Boyd "One Blanket" Harrison

1964 - 2007

Boyd was a true friend and loved teaching history, both professionally as a schoolteacher and in the hobby he shared with us. He was a member of SALHA and served on the Twin Sisters Artillery at San Jacinto. He had a talent for encouraging and uplifting that benefitted many he came in contact with. He took his sons with him to the Fritztown Free Trappers Rendezvous several times.
Boyd was a master of the minimalist camp. His entire camp fit in a knapsack smaller than some haversacks. He could camp with only one blanket to wrap himself in, which earned him his nickname.
The family requests no flowers; instead, please send a donation to "The Boyd Harrison Children Scholarship Fund" at American Bank of Texas in Seguin

Don "Oggliest Man" Ogg

1943 - 2008

I could not put it any better than Paul Laster did: "I'll remember him for all of the bizarre moments over the years, watching him walking a cat on a leash through camp, and seeing him as the madcap - getting into his cups and hooting and hollering with the best of them over at Rowdy Camp.
But mostly, I'll remember him sitting across a campfire from me, always ready to listen, always ready to offer a kind word, and always ready to laugh.
I'll never forget Don Ogg."
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Col. David Larremore

1940 - 2010

David Larremore, brother, uncle, friend and patriot passed away December 29 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by brothers Lynn, Gary and Brian, sister Jackie Sessions, nieces, nephews and many friends. No funeral services are planned, although a memorial service may be announced for the Spring.

David was a proud Texan, born in 1940 at Llano. He grew up on the rivers and ranches of the Texas Hill Country. He was a lifelong learner educated at Texas A&M and grad school at Sul Ross University. A lover of books, and eclectic in his taste, he was known for lively discussion of history. He served in the US Army, in Germany in the mid 1960's. Later he served in the Texas Army, a ceremonial unit of historical reenactors, receiving his colonel's commission from Governor Perry.

David made his home at various times in Alpine, Terlingua, Luckenbach, Austin, Boerne, and Phoenix, or thereabouts in lesser known villages, deserts, hills, woods and waterholes. After leaving the army in 1966, he made a living as a skilled builder applying historical techniques, especially in adobe and log construction. He worked for a time in the restoration of the Mission San Jose and structures at LBJ National Historical Park. He also built historically accurate log houses for clients across Central Texas. These structures stand as a memorial to him and to the pioneers of this land, "as long as you keep a good roof on them", he would say. He felt a special connection to those pioneers when he worked with his hands.

Those large hands... Many remember David's huge hands could deliver a gentle handshake conveying honesty and friendship. In conversation he was a good listener, though he could cuss-up some fine olde English when working hard. You had to love him for it. The women and children remember his mannered gentleness in contrast to his big, rough frame and bushy beard. He was a gentleman. Married and divorced twice, (first to Marie, later to Eleanor) most would agree David was no ordinary human being.
David lived life on his terms.

David was ranching at Castell on the Llano before he began his fight with cancer in 2009. He enjoyed a remission, made new friends and put affairs in order. His final days turned quickly just before Christmas. Now he's gone, no more to walk this earth, but he will be remembered...and missed.

God & Texas Tom Byrd & Col. Charlie Yates

Kevin R. Young

1957 - 2012

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