Biography of John
I was born and raised in Houston. I attended Lubbock Elementary, Burnet Elementary and Edison Junior High. I attended the University of Houston a short while but did not graduate. I completed 4 years of Sheet Metal Apprentice School Training, and have been a member of Sheet Metal Local 54 for 50 years. I served as President for one 3-year term and many years on the Executive Board and Apprentice Training Committee. I worked for Gowan, Inc. for 40 years in the capacity of Shop Superintendent, Safety Director and Purchasing Agent for all sheet metal products and capital equipment.
Biography of Dorothy
I was born in Navasota but lived all but one year of my life in Houston. I attended Catholic School through the 9th grade before attending SFA. I worked as a secretary during my working career, the last 23 years as a legal secretary.
We were married in 1958 and have two children. Our son, Chris (48) lives in Houston and has one child. Our daughter, Kathi (47), lives in Ft. Worth and has four children.
We moved to Wimberley in August 2002 into my parents’ house where they lived from 1978 to 1992. We were well familiar with Wimberley when we moved here. We are very involved with volunteer work at the Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley Players, Village Thrift Store, and Wimberley Community Chorus. Dorothy is also involved in Community Bible Study and John manages to play golf four days a week. We attend Cypress Creek Church.
We have not traveled extensively but we do travel some. However, we find ourselves as busy as we want to be in Wimberley.
Wimberley is an “arts” community, so we don’t have to go far for entertainment. With the Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley Players, Starlight Symphony Orchestra, and Community Chorus, there is plenty to do. Of course, there is also high school football that we have followed faithfully for the past two years. Wimberley won state in 2005. We have truly experienced “Friday Night Lights.”
We feel very blessed to be able to live here with God’s beauty and animals (mostly deer) and an abundance of friends. Country living has been great and we don’t miss the traffic, etc. of Houston.