By Carter 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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