George Baker Roberts
George Baker Roberts, age 76, of Montgomery, Texas passed away unexpectedly in a Lake Travis house fire on Thursday, April 6, 2006. George was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Austin, the son of Grady Mack and Myra Estelle Baker Roberts. He was preceded in death by his loving and beloved wife of 47 years, Anna Maria Lassberg Roberts in July 1999.
He graduated from Stephen F. Au
stin High School in Austin in 1947, where he was a member of the high school football team, and later attended Texas A&M University on a football scholarship. He received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from TAMU in 1952. Subsequent to college graduation in 1952, he served two years in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a First Lt.
In 1952 he joined Standard Oil Co. of Texas as a petroleum engineer. After several tenures with independent oil and gas companies, he formed George B. Roberts Consultants, Inc. in Houston, Texas in 1975. He served the oil and gas drilling and production industry for some 35 years as a consultant. He was a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and was a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Oklahoma. He was also a Master Mason and member of Midland Texas Masonic Lodge No. 623 A.F & A.M. George and Anna were great supporters of Texas A & M University and were joint donors to engineering and athletics at TAMU.
He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Angela and Mark Stephenson of Houston, Suzanne and Michael Fehlis of Lockhart, Lynn and Scott Riedel of Duluth, Ga., and Kristi and Christopher Millard of Avondale, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, Neal and his wife Jenny, Nathan, Stephanie and Stacey Stephenson of Houston, Michael Jr. and George Cody Fehlis of Lockhart, Andrew, Allyson, and Austin Riedel of Duluth, Ga., and James Christopher and Anna Kristi Millard of Avondale, Pa.; great granddaughters Emma Grace and Ellie Kate Stephenson of Houston; brother G. Matt Roberts of Austin, and numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
His last months were spent in the happy company of Colleen Bohn Moore, widow of his close friend and A & M college roommate, Doyle Moore. Sadly, Colleen also perished with our father and we will miss her deeply.
George was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was deeply loyal and inspired family unity. His genuine and caring nature was manifested in the great sense of humor, laughter and concern for others.
The family received friends after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, with a memorial service following at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
Graveside services and interment followed in Austin at 2 p.m. on Thursday April 13, 2006 at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mark Stephenson, Andrew Riedel, George Cody Fehlis, Christopher Millard, James Christopher Millard, Neal Stephenson, Nathan Stephenson and Michael Fehlis, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were James Kirkland, Willard M. Lewis, Thomas Liles, Mike Fehlis, Marvin Boswell, Doyle Moore (deceased), John Kolstad, Hughie Cox (deceased), P. B. Williamson, James Nelson, Scott Riedel, Austin Riedel and G. Matt Roberts.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030, Crown of Texas Hospice 100 I-45 North, Conroe, Texas 77384 or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, Houston (713) 789-3005