Richard W. LaBuhn


Dr. Richard Wayne LaBuhn, beloved husband, father, brother, son, and friend passed away on Nov. 11, 2014, in Blanco County. Dr. LaBuhn was born to Jack and Wanda LaBuhn on Jan. 22, 1970, in New Braunfels, Texas.

Rick was a loving and devoted husband to Jennie Evans LaBuhn, and beloved father to three daughters: Abigail, 11, Lilly Ann, 8, and Sydney Lauren, 15.

Rick dedica

ted his life to service to children through various school districts. Rick and Jennie met at Lockhart High where they both worked and fell in love, and were married on Nov. 28, 2002. Rick then became assistant and interim principal at San Marcos High School. He then devoted five years to Crockett Elementary as principal where he touched many families” lives. During this time Richard earned a PhD at Texas State University and taught several classes there. Richard was most recently employed at Blanco ISD as Director of Curriculum and Student Services.

Richard was proud of his military service in Operation Desert Storm in the Army, and will receive a full honor ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, date to be determined, where part of his ashes will be interred. Rick leaves behind a grieving community in all of the school districts in which he left a lasting mark on his students, teachers, and friends. Rick is survived by his parents, Jack and Wanda LaBuhn, of Gonzales, formerly of Pearsall; brother, Stephen LaBuhn, of Spring Branch; sister, Donna Reyes and husband, Angel, of Del Valle; brother, Mike LaBuhn, of Goliad; sister, Debbie Aleman and husband, Charlie, of Gonzales; brother, Kevin LaBuhn and wife, Diane, of Pearsall; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Rick will also be greatly missed by Jennie”s family who considered him their only son: mother- and father-in-law, Charles and Jan Evans, sister-in-law, Sarah Evans, and a niece and a nephew, all of Spicewood, Texas.

A celebration of Rick”s life will was planned on Nov. 19, at 6 p.m., at the San Marcos High School Performing Arts Center at 2601 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos, 78666. Mourners are asked to bring a single flower. A scholarship fund has been set up in Rick”s name at Blanco National Bank under the name Richard LaBuhn Scholarship Fund. The bank”s info is PO Box 38, Blanco, Texas, 78606 www. blancobancZ.com, Account number 3011038.

To view and sign the guestbook, please visit www.post-register.com/obituaries/richard-w-labuhn.



  1. Christopher Banski 24 September, 2023 at 00:51 Reply

    Mr. LaBuhn Was my principle at Crockett Elementary school in SMCISD in texas. He was the best principle I’ve ever had and After I moved to 6th grade It happened. I am glad I knew him while I did, And he was a great loving person with no students ever disliking him! You could go to him feeling enraged at your limit, But he’d keep calm and never raise his voice, And you could leave feeling like a million bucks. A firm hand shake. He is the reason I tried hard in school, because he believed in me and always gave great advice and helped me when I needed it most. Growing up with autism wasn’t easy but he understood the setbacks and difficulties to having it and being bullied, and for that I made an effort later in life to work hard and finally graduate in 2020 when I first found out the true story. thank you mr. LaBuhn, You helped me in ways no one else could. I will always remember not being able to spell your last name. (Us kids were too young) So we’d put “mr laboon” Thank you.

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