Gale Noble Brundrett Jr.,57, died Monday, Aug. 6.
He was born to Mary Ruth Boone and Gale Noble Brundrett Sr.
Noble graduated from Refugio High School and attended Texas A&M University, receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in animal science and a master’s degree in reproductive physiology.
While working on his doctorate, he was an instructor at Texas A&I University at Kingsville. In 1981 he founded South Texas Breeding Service, which he still operated at the time of his passing.
His ground-breaking research and development of procedures for freezing and transfer of bovine embryos led to clients around the world, but he enjoyed working with his fellow Texas ranchers the most. Noble owned and managed his own herd of over 100 registered Beefmaster cattle.
As the farm and ranch industry evolved, Noble expanded into both insurance and oil and gas. He was an insurance adjuster for storm claims in post-hurricane Florida and Louisiana. Most recently, he educated himself in the oil and gas business to become a Registered Petroleum Landman through the AAPL, working with Trinity Energy to negotiate, lease and manage property for both oil and natural gas exploration. Noble enjoyed the interaction with people that all three of his business enterprises provided and was indeed happiest when he was “doing things” for others.
He was preceded in death by his father, uncle and grandparents.
Survivors include his mother of Fort Worth; wife, Nancy of Kenedy; one daughter Ashley Marie Brundrett of Lubbock; one son, Gale Noble Brundrett III “Trei” and his wife, Danielle and three grandchildren, Aedan, Joseph and Guthrie; all of Alexandria, Va.; sister, Mary Claire Welch and husband Terry of Dallas; brother Thad Brundrett and wife Elizabeth of Fort Worth; and step-son Ari Pozos and his children Dayton and Cody Pozos of Wichita Falls.
Visitation will be held at Moore Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 4 from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Refugio.
Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. A ‘cowboy-family get together’ at the Refugio Fairgrounds, will immediately follow the burial.
The family has requested that Memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Refugio. Cooper
Edward Dwain Cooper, 80, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, in Beeville. He was a lineman for San Patricio Electric Co-op. Cooper and served in the United States Army.
He was born July 18, 1929, to Marcus Houston and Mary Ada Barnes Cooper in Clegg.
Survivors include his daughter, Barbara Cheryl Cooper of Amarillo; three sons, Jerry Cooper, Gary Cooper, both of Corpus Christi, and Bobby Cooper of George West; one brother, Phillip Cooper of Uvalde; numerous grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at Roberson Funeral Home Chapel in Three Rivers Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at LaRosa Cemetery in Woodsboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Refugio Country Opry Scholarship Fund, P.O Box 664, Woodsboro, Tx 78393.