Cade, J. Robert, 80; San Antonio native and graduate of UT-Austin and UT Southwestern Medical School who with other researchers developed Gatorade in 1965, became spokesman in TV commercial; in Florida, Nov. 27, 2007.
Cadena, Carlos C., 83; first Hispanic chief justice of a Texas appellate court when he was named in 1977; in San Antonio, Jan. 11, 2001.
Caldeiro, Fernando “Frank,” 51; astronaut since 1996, Argentina native; in League City after battling a brain tumor for two years, Oct. 3, 2009.
Calvert, Robert W., 89; former chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court and former Texas House speaker; in Waco, Oct. 6, 1994.
Camacho, Daniel, 87; Hispanic political leader in East Austin; influenced the careers of many prominent Austin Democrats; in Austin, July 10, 2001.
Campbell, George H. Jr., 89; Fort Worth native, songwriter/arranger for big band music at New York’s Copacabana Club in 1940s, but best known as writer of 1957 country classic “Four Walls”; in Fort Worth, April 9, 2008.
Canales, Laura, 50; Kingsville native was once known as the Queen of Tejano music, paved the way for other female Tejano singers; in Corpus Christi, April 16, 2005, from complications from gall bladder surgery.
Cantrell, James C., 90; former president of the Baptist Foundation of Texas and county judge of Collin County; in Dallas, July 17, 2001.
Cantu, Camilo, 90; accordion legend inducted into the Conjunto Hall of Fame in 1987; in Austin, March 3, 1998.
Cantu, Margarita Contreras, 93; organized Mexican-American families in 1956 in Kenedy and Atascosa counties to oppose segregation in schools, later took up the same struggle in Kendall County; in Boerne, Dec. 22, 2007.
Cantu, Mario, 63; civil rights activist and namesake of Mario’s, a popular downtown San Antonio restaurant from the 1950s until it closed in 1989; born Mauro Jr., he once went into self-imposed exile in Europe and opened restaurant in Paris; in San Antonio, Nov. 9, 2000.
Carothers, A J, 75; Houston native was screenwriter for The Secret of My Success and The Happiest Millionaire; associate producer of TV’s Playhouse 90 and GE Theater; in Los Angeles, April 9, 2007.
Carpenter, Liz, 89; author, women’s rights activist and humorist was aide to Lyndon Johnson and press secretary to Lady Bird during the White House years; in Austin, March 20, 2010.
Carr, Billie, 74; leading Democratic party figure and activist over four decades, nicknamed “godmother of liberal politics in Texas;” in Houston, Sept. 9, 2002.
Carr, Waggoner, 86; former Texas attorney general 1963 to 1967, House speaker and legislator from Lubbock; in Austin, Feb. 25, 2004.
Carrol, Lou, 83; the “man down in Texas” (in Belton) who gave Richard Nixon the dog that led to the famous Checkers speech; in a Chicago suburb, April 3, 2006.
Carruth, Allen H. “Buddy,” 77; Houston business and civic leader, former president of the Wortham Foundation, one of the city’s largest philanthropic organizations; in Houston, Sept. 12, 1996.
Carruthers, Jacob H. Jr., 73; raised in Houston, one of six blacks to break the color barrier at the University of Texas School of Law in 1950; went on to teach at Northeastern Illinois University, considered at expert in African history; Jan. 11, 2004.
Carter, Minnie Meacham, 93; wife of former Fort Worth Star-Telegram publisher Amon Carter Sr.; active in opera and garden associations; father was mayor of Fort Worth; in Fort Worth, Jan. 27, 1996.
Caruth, Mabel Morrow Peters, 86; philanthropist; matriarch of prominent Dallas family; in Dallas, Dec. 25, 2000.
Casey, Albert V., 84; former CEO of American Airlines who decided to move the company headquarters to Fort Worth in 1979, bringing thousands of jobs to the area; in Dallas, July 10, 2004.
Casillas, Richard, 77; first Hispanic district director of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1969; in San Antonio, April 26, 2000.
Castillo, Ed, 80; columnist who worked at the San Antonio Light for more than 25 years, helped open way for younger Hispanic journalists; in San Ramon, Calif., Sept. 28, 1996.
Catto, Jessica Hobby, 72; patron of charities, noted conservationist, daughter of Oveta Culp Hobby and former Gov. William P. Hobby; in Aspen, Colo., Oct, 1, 2009.
Cauthorn, Julia, 80; known as “Duchess of King William,” worked to restore and preserve the 19th-century area of San Antonio; in San Antonio, Dec. 6, 2000.
Cecil, Andrew R., 85; ethicist, distinguished scholar in residence at UT-Dallas, former president of the Southwestern Legal Foundation; in Dallas, Sept. 16, 1996.
Chagra, Jamiel A. “Jimmy,” 63; drug kingpin accused of conspiracy to kill U.S. District Judge John Wood Jr. in 1979 in San Antonio, paroled in 2003 after serving prison term on lesser charges; in Mesa, Ariz., July 25, 2008.
Chambers, James F. Jr., 93; former cop-beat reporter became president of the Dallas Times Herald in 1960 and publisher in 1967, retiring in 1980; in Dallas, Sept. 21, 2006.
Chandler, Mable, 81; spent 39 years as teacher and guidance counselor in Dallas schools; in Dallas, Jan. 13, 1997.
Chapa, Alfonso, 68; retired 4th Court of Appeals chief justice; in San Antonio, Aug. 28, 1998.
Chapman, Gary, 58; UT-Austin professor who was a visionary thinker on the influence of technology and computers on society and public policy; from a heart attack Dec. 14, 2010, while kayaking in Guatemala.
Charisse, Cyd, 86; born Tula Finklea in Amarillo in 1922, left for the West Coast as a teenager to pursue dancing career, became star in Hollywood musicals including, Singin’ in the Rain and Brigadoon; in Los Angeles, June 17, 2008.
Cheever, Elizabeth Daley, 100; matriarch of San Antonio banking family and benefactor of the University of the Incarnate Word; in San Antonio, April 22, 1997.
Choate, William R., 82; served as president of DePelchin Children’s Center, trustee of Baylor College of Medicine, law partner of Baker & Botts; in Houston, June 14, 2001.
Christian, George, 75; former press secretary to President Lyndon B. Johnson and adviser to many other Texas political leaders; in Austin, Nov. 27, 2002.
Cisneros, Jose, 65; an electrician and mechanic who was lead plaintiff in a 1968 lawsuit which desegregated the Corpus Christi schools; in Corpus Christi, Aug. 4, 1996.
Cisneros, Jose, 99; known for pen-and-ink illustrations depicting the people and culture of the Southwest, awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2001; in El Paso, Nov. 14, 2009.
Clark, R. Lee, 87; longtime chief administrator of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; in Houston, May 3, 1994.
Clayton, Billy, 78; Olney native was powerful speaker of the Texas House 1975 to 1983; served on the board of the Texas A&M System; in Lubbock, Jan. 6, 2007.
Clements, Bill, 94; Dallas oilman who in 1978 became the first Republican elected governor since Reconstruction, elected to another four-year term in 1986; in Dallas, May 29, 2011.
Clements, W. W. “Foots,” 88; soft-drink delivery-truck driver starting in 1935 who eventually became CEO of Dr Pepper Co., chairman emeritus at his death; in Dallas, Oct. 3, 2002.
Cliburn, Rildia Bee, 97; mother of classical pianist Van Cliburn; in Fort Worth, Aug. 3, 1994.
Clinton, Sam Houston, 81; Waco native was former Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judge; among his clients when he was a defense attorney were Madalyn Murray O'Hair and Jack Ruby; Oct. 5, 2004.
Coburn, Herbert D., 74; inventor whose discoveries led to nine Texas Instruments patents; in Dallas, Aug. 29, 1994.
Coleman, George, 76; known as “Bongo Joe” on the River Walk where he played for more than 20 years; in San Antonio, Dec. 19, 1999.
Condon, Richard, 81; author of The Manchurian Candidate and Prizzi’s Honor; in Dallas, April 10, 1996.
Conn, Fred, 89; former publisher of the San Angelo Standard-Times; in San Angelo, June 18, 1997.
Connally, Merrill L. Sr., 80; younger brother of Gov. John Connally; rancher, Wilson County judge, and movie and television actor; in Floresville, Sept. 4, 2001.
Connally, Nellie, 87; former Texas first lady who was riding in John F. Kennedy’s open car when he was shot along with her husband Gov. John Connally; in Austin, Sept. 1, 2006.
Cook, Ben H., 70; Longview business and industrial leader; in Longview, Dec. 29, 1996.
Cooper, Gordon Jr., 77; one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts working at NASA in Houston and the last American to fly solo in space; Oct. 4, 2004.
Copeland, Johnny, 60; Grammy-winning blues guitarist known as the “Texas Twister,” formed his first band in Houston in 1954; in New York, July 3, 1997.
Corley, Pat, 76; Dallas native and a character actor for five decades; served advice along with drinks as the bartender on TV’s Murphy Brown; in Los Angeles, Sept. 11, 2006.
Corrigan, Douglas, 88; internationally-known as pilot “Wrong Way Corrigan.” The Galveston native died in Orange, Calif., Dec. 9, 1995.
Cousins, Margaret, 91; former managing editor of McCall’s and Good Housekeeping magazines, senior editor at Doubleday, writer of children’s books; in San Antonio, July 30, 1996.
Cox, John L., 78; Burkburnett native was oilman known as “King of the Spraberry” for making the Permian Basin field productive, served as trustee for Rice University; in Midland, July 11, 2003.
Cox, Murray, 86; farm reporter whose programs were broadcast from Dallas for more than 30 years; in Houston, March 28, 1999.
Cravotta, Charles D., 84; a 1930s national and international boxing titlist, longtime member of the U.S. Olympic boxing committee; in Dallas, July 21, 1995.
Creighton, Tom, 70; former state senator from North Texas, served in Legislature for 19 years; in Mineral Wells, April 28, 1997.
Crenshaw, Roberta, 90; Austin philanthropist and civic activist who was the catalyst for the Town Lake greenbelt and the founding of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department; Feb. 8, 2005.
Criswell, W. A., 92; national evangelical leader who was pastor of Dallas’ First Baptist Church from 1944, becoming pastor emeritus in 1994; headed the Southern Baptist Convention for two terms; in Dallas, Jan. 10, 2002.
Cronkite, Walter, 92; famed CBS anchorman grew up in Houston from age 10, attended San Jacinto High School and UT-Austin where he worked on the campus newspaper The Daily Texan in the 1930s, worked for The Houston Post and Houston Press; in New York, July 17, 2009.
Crouch, Doug, 72; Tarrant County district attorney in 1950s and 1960s, hired first black and female prosecutors, former legislator; in Granbury, July 4, 1995.
Crow, Trammell, 94; legendary Dallas real estate magnate, developed city’s Apparel Mart, World Trade Mart and others, also Atlanta’s Peachtree Center, Brussels’ Trade Mart, co-founded National Tree Trust; in Tyler, Jan. 14, 2009.
Cryer, Sherwood, 81; started in 1971 the honky-tonk Gilley’s in Pasadena made famous by the movie Urban Cowboy, his partnership with Mickey Gilley broke up later; in Pasadena, Aug. 13, 2009.
Cuellar, Claude “Poppy,” 83; Dallas icon of Tex-Mex founded Tejano Restaurant in 1981 after working for El Chico chain; in Arlington, Oct. 16, 2005.
Cuellar, Frank X. Sr., 91; a founder of the El Chico restaurant chain; in Dallas, April 2, 1995.
Cuellar, Kathleen, 87; Troup native who helped establish the Cuellar family’s El Chico Restaurants; in Dallas, Jan. 1, 1996.
Cuellar, Mack Jr., 91; last survivor of the five brothers who popularized Tex-Mex foods through their El Chico restaurants starting in 1940; born in Rosebud; in Dallas, Dec. 20, 1999.
Cullum, Charles, 89; Dallas civic leader founded in 1948 with his brother the Tom Thumb food stores; served on Dallas city council; in Dallas, May 16, 2006.
Cullum, Margaret Bennett “Bobbie”; 1939 graduate of Sweet Briar College; longtime civic volunteer from prominent Dallas family; widow of A. Earl Cullum Jr.; in Dallas, June 17, 2000.
Cummins, Jim, 62; Emmy-winning correspondent for NBC, opened the network’s Southwest bureau in Dallas in 1989 and provided coverage of assault on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco in 1993; in Plano, Oct. 27, 2007.