In Memory of Texas Cavers

 
 Person   Date/s  Affiliation/City  Notice  NSS #
 Abernethy, Francis E.  12/25 - 3/15  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Alexander, Edward F.  11/42 - 10/09  UT Grotto, Austin  TC 12/09  7054
 Allen, Doug  Nov 2017  UT Grotto, TCMA    
 Allen, Jack H.  1923-1992  DFW Grotto    3734
 Arburn, Jenni  2/64 - 5/19  Bexar Grotto, SA    56823
 Arburn, Nick  7/93 - 6/12  Bexar Grotto, SA    
 Beauchamp, Richard N.  10/35 - 7/09  Del Rio  TC 9/09  3252
 Beck, Barry F.  10/44 - 11/11  Rice University Grotto    11737
 Blakemore, William B.  1/23 - 5/98  Midland    763
 Bone, Thomas  2/48 - 1/05  NTSS, Wichita Falls    
 Boyer, Paul R.  3/40 - 8/80  Rice SS, Houston  NSS 10/80  8422
 Brandt, Alfred J.  12/28 - 12/96  Center Point    4508
 Broussard, Donald L.  8/48 - 5/19  UT Grotto, Austin    9514
 Blum, Carmi  1944 - 1/20  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Bundrant, Luther A.  11/26 - 4/93  Alamo Grotto    6983
 Bundrant, Ollene  6/31 - 12/14  Alamo Grotto    6984
 Burch, Jack C.  11/22 - 6/09  Sonora  TC 9/09  2175
 Burton, Brian C.  10/60 - 9/05  UT Grotto, Austin    24744
 Cleveland, Chris (c)  Nov 1971  Rice SS, Houston  TC 10/71  
 Collins, Michael B.  7/42 - 7/10  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Collins, Roland W.  8/43 - 2/94  Sul Ross SS, Alpine    7340
 Cooke, Jerry W.  11/36 - 4/75  Texas Tech    
 Copeland, Patsy D.  11/42 - 12/00  CTG, Brownwood    22361
 Cowell, Bob  1938 - 10/13  San Antonio    
 Crisman, Bartley W.  9/32 - 2/09  Abilene Grotto  TC 6/09  2781
 Crisman, Bob  10/34 - 2/19      
 Crowder, Robert S.  5/65 - 2/99  UT Grotto, Austin  TC 5/99  
 Cuevas, Ephraim A.  3/30 - 4/03  Corpus Christi    4386
 Davis, Jonathan R.  5/70 - 7/91  UT Grotto, Austin    10712
 Deal, Sandra R.  11/41 - 10/83  Paisano Grotto, Alpine    7945
 Delano, John  10/84 - 4/77  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Denton, Donald E.  Oct 2002  North Texas SS    29916
 Drysdale, Douglas D.  7/61 - 8/04  Bexar Grotto, San Antonio    20598
 Ebell, Eugene  3/18 - 2/00  Cave Without A Name    
 Estes, James 10/28 - 9/16  Abilene Grotto    
 Everage, Jon R.  1944 - 8/87  CVS, Bulverde  TC 8/87  14203
 Fish, Johnnie E.  1942 - 10/19  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Friesen, Walter B.  1/44 - 1/02  Paisano Grotto, Alpine    14435
 Gass, Johnny J.  7/22 - 10/07  Honeycreek Cave  TC 12/07  
 Garza, Ernest  7/38 - 8/19  UT Grotto, Austin    13484
 Gates, Ted R.  5/41 - 5/04  Sul Ross SS, Alpine    
 Gibbons, Michael J.  7/58 - 1/20  San Antonio    68718
 Goke, Rod  12/46 - 10/11  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Good, Paula  1/54 - 7/18  SWT Grotto    
 Goodbar, Blair  1919 - 9/66  DFW Grotto  TC 9/66  5537
 Goodbar, Katherine  8/20 - 7/14  DFW Grotto    5538
 Graves, Lee Jay  10/59 - 11/18  SWT Grotto    30591
 Gray, George W. Jr.  2/24 - 1/77  Abilene Grotto    4580
 Gray, William R.  10/17 - 6/99  Alamo Grotto    5476
 Greenlee, William D.  8/57 - 6/95  Permian Basin SS    24491
 Hannah, David H.  10/29 - 1/05  UT Grotto, Austin    3766
 Harder, Gilbert  4/45 - 9/79  Abilene Grotto    
 Harding, Thomas (Doc)  10/28 - 2/01  Midnight Cave  TC 11/01  
 Haskett, Charles W.  1/27 - 9/95  Houston Grotto    37582
 Heidemann, Clara D.  4/18 - 10/97  Natural Bridge Caverns    
 Heidemann, Harry  9/25 - 10/96  Natural Bridge Caverns  TC 12/96  
 Hennessy, John (Mike)  3/55 - 1/20  SWT Grotto    
 Hilburn, Charles  1965 - 6/56  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Hurst, Anne  6/37 - 10/06  DFW Grotto    18272
 Ince, David T.  10/33 - 7/83  DFW Grotto    7462
 Ivy, Joe (c)  Sep 2000  Bexar Grotto, San Antonio  TC 11/00  27140
 Jackson, A. T.  1895 - 1/74  UT, Austin  TC 6/74  502
 Jackson, Harvey R. (Doc)    Corpus Christi CC    3656
 Johnson, Jerry  Jun 1994  UT Grotto, Austin  TC 3/95  
 Keys, Margaret A. (Hart)  5/55 - 8/97  UT Grotto, Austin  NSS 10/97  9411
 Knodell, Dr. Preston Jr.  Dec 2014  St. Mary's SS, SA    
 Lewis, Charles L. (Squire)  4/30 - 4/95  UT Grotto, Austin  TC 3/95  6951
 Lillie, George Scott  6/52 - 3/75  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Lilly, Robert B.  1936 - 3/18  Abilene Grotto    
 Littlestar, Marcia Cossey  5/56 - 1/07  SWT Grotto, San Marcos  TC 3/07  
 Martin, Bennett F.  12/41 - 7/09  Art    7198
 Mason, Fred  Apr 1969  Indian Creek Cave    
 Mayne, William A. (c)  2/54 - 7/93  Corpus Christi    15404
 McKenzie, David  1943 - 12/16  UT Grotto, Austin    6419
 McMichael, Preston A.  5/38 - 1/67  Houston  TC 2/67  6950
 Meador, Joel Tom  4/43 - 9/86  Eldorado  TC 8/86  5202
 Mitchell, Robert W.  4/33 - 3/10  Texas Tech    
 Mixon, William  12/40 - 5/19  UT Grotto, Austin    5728
 Moerbe, Stanley C.  2/52 - 12/02  SWT Grotto, San Marcos    13431
 Moody, Lucrezia D.  3/42 - 4/98  DFW Grotto    13634
 Moody, Michael R.  9/45 - 4/94  DFW Grotto  TC 9/08  8808
 Moore, John D.  Apr 2006  Honey Creek Cave    9951
 Moore, Mike  1967 - 4/02  UT Grotto, Austin  TC 10/02  17214
 Mosesmann, Donna G.  6/42 - 9/07  Houston    39322
 Novak, Richard  1933 - 1991      10946
 Oakley, Arthur Robert III  10/44 - 4/17  Paisano Grotto, CVS    12604
 Obele, Robert K.  1945 - 9/14  DFW Grotto    
 Olsen, Gerald Bert  11/32 - 7/08  DFW Grotto    5643
 Palmer, Angeline (c)  Apr 1972  UT Grotto, Austin  TC 10/72  
 Parker, Nathan  2/72 - 11/12  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Pearce, Joe C.  1/28 - 1/18  Balcones Grotto    2903
 Pearson, Bennie J.  8/29 - 10/19  UT Grotto, Founder 1951    1847
 Pittman, Dean Blair  2/37 - 10/16  DFW, UT Grotto    
 Plemons, Terry  2/41 - 8/19  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Ponebshek, Carl M.  10/24 - 8/09  Bexar Grotto, San Antonio  TC 9/09  31733
 Power, Louise  5/41 - 8/18  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Quinlan, Jim  1936 - 7/95  UT Grotto, Austin  NSS 1/96  3021
 Quintana, Christy (c)  1972 - 8/99  UT Grotto, Austin  TC 9/99  41034
 Ramsel, William P.  2/50 - 3/14  SWT Grotto, San Marcos    
 Reubush, Charles B.  5/65 - 2/03  SWT Grotto, San Marcos    
 Roberts, Carol Ann  10/37 - 2/99  Corpus Christi SS    
 Rosenthal, Walter  Apr 2006  Austin Caver Commune    10248
 Russell, Wayne W. (c)  6/47 - 2/84  Alamo Area Chapter  TC 4/84  9873
 Russell, William H.  6/37 - 3/19  UT Grotto, Austin    4357
 Santos, Clark A.  12/42 - 1/06  Austin    
 Sawin, Frederick C.  8/34 - 10/05  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Schroeder, Robert C.  2/45 - 6/99  Paisano Grotto, Alpine    7732
 Sevra, George J.  10/46 - 4/02  DFW Grotto    12815
 Simpson, Art  10/32 - 7/16  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Smith, A. Richard  9/39 - 7/01  UT Grotto, Austin    3708
 Smith, Richard M. Jr.  7/45 - 10/11  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Sperka, Roger  11/40 - 2/15  El Paso    8463
 Stidham, Noble M. Jr.  3/38 - 2/03  Lubbock Area Grotto    26240
 Stone, Bruce (c)  7/54 - 11/71  Houston  TC 10/71  
 Strickland, Peter C.  1946 - 7/18  UT Grotto, Austin    8298
 Stuehm, Raymond Chuck  4/27 - 1/80  Bexar Grotto, San Antonio  TC 4/80  12828
 Summers, Thomas A. (c)  9/62 - 4/07  CWAN Manager  TC 5/07  
 Swinford, Michael A.  1/51 - 11/11  Maverick Grotto, FW    
 Tranbarger, Oren  6/39 - 1/01  Bexar Grotto, San Antonio    31228
 Vallindingham, Steve  Jun 1988  CVS, Carta Valley    
 Vasquez, Dionicio (c)  6/36 - 8/75  Laredo SS    
 Villagomez, Alejandro  1949 - 4/00  UT Grotto, Austin  TC 9/00  37252
 Walker, Harry M.  Dec 2008  GHG, Houston  TC 3/09  9381
 Walker, Jimmy  1927 - 10/17      
 Warden, Tom B.  1917 - 9/82  Balcones Grotto  TC 12/82  6869
 Waters, Randy M.  7/57 - 1/06  Bexar Grotto, San Antonio    19156
 Wesp, Erwin O.  4/13 - 9/91  Alamo Grotto    
 White, Tom  3/42 - 7/18  Austin, Rockport    
 Whites, Charles M.  8/54 - 4/18  UT Grotto, Austin    
 Widener, Donald L.  2/36 - 7/96  Dallas SS    3224
 Yates, Charles M.  10/50 - 8/16  SWT, UT Grotto, Austin    

 

(c) = caving related death
This list is designed to acknowledge individuals of some importance to Texas caving.
 
Visit Bill Elliott's "The Hall of Texas and Mexico Cavers" for additional info.
 
Carl Kunath's "50 Years of Texas Caving" is also a great reference book.
 
With much thanks to Bill Elliott, Carl Kunath, Bill Torode/NSS, and others for their assistance.
 
Web page compiled by Ron Miller, NSS-14908, 7/14/2020
Texas cavers may update this list by contacting the webmaster@cavetexas.org