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                                                                                       H.R. No. 55


                                       RESOLUTION

                           WHEREAS, The untimely passing of Joanie Spellman of Burleson on

December 28, 2000, at the age of 48, brought a great loss to the family and friends of this

esteemed individual; and

                           WHEREAS, Born on October 6, 1952, in Butte, Montana,

Ms. Spellman graduated from Butte Central High School, and continuing her education, went on

to earn her master's degree in immunology from Montana State University; and

                           WHEREAS, Ms. Spellman worked in the Department of Pediatrics at

the medical school in Salt Lake City, Utah, and later played a key role in human research for the

Department of Rheumatology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine; at the time

of her passing, she was employed with Alcon Laboratories, where her experience and knowledge

were invaluable in her capacities as head technical writer and as research scientist; and

                           WHEREAS, Throughout her life, Ms. Spellman enjoyed spending

time with family and friends, reading, and being outdoors; she also hiked and participated in such

sports as soccer, tennis, track, and cross-country; a devout member of St. Joseph Catholic

Community, she took a leading role in many of its ministries; and

                           WHEREAS, An intelligent and talented woman and a loving wife and

mother, Ms. Spellman lives on in the hearts of the many people whose lives she so deeply

touched; now, therefore, be it

                           RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 77th Texas

Legislature hereby honor the memory of Joanie Spellman and extend sincere sympathy to the
members of her family: to her husband, Dr. Craig W. Spellman; to her sons, Cort Warner

Spellman and Joseph William Spellman; to her sister, Roseanne Mendoza; to her mother,

Rosanne Bukvich; and to her other relatives and friends; and, be it further

                           RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for

the members of her family and that when the Texas House of Representatives adjourns this day,

it do so in memory of Joanie Spellman.

				
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