Macdonald, H. Malcolm, 83; professor of government at The University of Texas for more than 30 years; in Austin, July 5, 1997.
MacEoin, Gary, 94; San Antonio resident and writer known internationally for his reporting on Latin America and the Roman Catholic Church; U.N. representative for the International Catholic Press Union from 1954 to 1963; July 9, 2003.
Machado, Mike, 74; spent 41 years presiding over San Antonio municipal and state district courts; in San Antonio, July 29, 1998.
Maddux, Elizabeth Huth Coates, 86; descendant of a Castroville founder and noted San Antonio philanthropist; in San Antonio, May 12, 1996.
Madla, Frank, 69; important political leader in San Antonio who represented Bexar County in the Legislature for 33 years, the last 13 in the state senate; in San Antonio, Nov. 24, 2006.
Magers, Judy; better known as the burro lady or La Riena, she wandered the Trans-Pecos for decades alone with her burro; in Sierra Blanca, Jan. 26, 2007.
Magness, B. Don, 75; Miss Texas pageant showman, named manager of Will Rogers Auditorium in 1965, spent 33 years with city of Fort Worth as promoter of events, coached contestants to Miss America; in Fort Worth, July 17, 2008.
Maguire, Jack Russell, 80; directed UT-Austin alumni organization for 20 years; historian; in Fredericksburg, Aug. 27, 2000.
Mahon, Eldon B., 87; Loraine native served as federal judge for 30 years; oversaw desegregation of Fort Worth schools and ruled that Dallas city council at-large districts diluted minority voting power; in Fort Worth, Dec. 3, 2005.
Mahoney, Don, 74; former rodeo performer who appeared on Houston television stations for 27 years; in Houston, Dec. 28, 1994.
Mancuso, Frank, 89; served 30 years (1963 to 1993) on the Houston city council; catcher for St. Louis Browns 1944 American League champs and for Houston Buffs; in Houston, Aug. 4, 2007.
Manges, Clinton, 87; South Texas rancher and oil tycoon, confidant and friend to state officials including Jim Mattox and Bob Bullock; in San Antonio, Sept. 23, 2010.
Manente, Vladimiro, 81; Italian-born priest in Laredo credited with starting the cursillo retreat movement in the United States in 1958; in Laredo, April 28, 2002.
Manriquez, Margarita, 71; State Fair food vendor who in the 1950s helped popularize tacos and nachos; in Farmers Branch, Oct. 29, 2000.
Mantle, Mickey, 63; famed baseball player for the New York Yankees. The Oklahoma native had been a Dallas resident since 1957; in Dallas, Aug. 13, 1995.
Marcus, Stanley, 96; internationally known retailer heading Neiman Marcus from 1950 to 1977; civic leader and commentator, wrote books on merchandising and fashion; in Dallas, Jan. 22, 2002.
Marr, Dave, 63; Houston golfer who went on to become a PGA champion and popular TV broadcaster; in Houston, Oct. 5, 1997.
Marsh, Estelle Fariss, 90; Amarillo philanthropist who married Stanley Marsh Jr. in 1936; active in city's charities; in Amarillo, Sept. 15, 2003.
Marshall, E. Pierce, 67; son of oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II who battled celebrity Anna Nicole Smith for his father’s fortune; in Dallas area, June 20, 2006.
Martin, J. C. “Pepe,” 85; longtime South Texas civic leader who served six terms as mayor of Laredo; in San Antonio hospital, Nov. 11, 1998.
Martin, Lecil Travis (Boxcar Willie), 67; mechanic from Mansfield and Arlington who found fame as country music entertainer; in Branson, Mo., April 12, 1999.
Martinez, Matt, 86; owner of Austin's popular El Rancho restaurant, which he opened in 1952; was Texas Golden Gloves boxing champion in 1937; in Austin, Nov. 27, 2003.
Martinez, Reuben D., 77; headed El Fenix restaurant chain founded by his father in Dallas in 1918, philanthropist who assisted generations of students at Dallas Jesuit school; in Dallas, May 9, 2008.
Marzio, Peter C., 67; elevated to national esteem the Houston Museum of Fine Arts where he was director for nearly 30 years; in Houston, Dec. 9, 2010.
Mascolo, Guy, 65; co-founder of the international hair salon Toni & Guy started with his brother Toni in London in 1963, came to Dallas in 1983; in Dallas, May, 9, 2009.
Mashek, John W., 77; reporter from 1955 at The Dallas Morning News who sent him to Washington in 1960 to cover the Texas congressional delegation, headed Southwest bureau for U.S. News & World Report; in Rockville, Md., Nov. 3, 2009.
Massey, Charlotte, 82; civic leader and philanthropist; descendant of El Paso pioneer Zach White; in El Paso, Nov. 2, 2000.
Masterson, Harris III, 82; Houston investor and art patron; in Houston, April 7, 1997.
Mata, Eduardo, 52; former Dallas Symphony conductor; in a plane crash in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Jan. 4, 1995.
Matocha, Lee Roy, 70; bandleader who for four decades entertained Texans with broadcasts of Czech music, raised in Plum; in Fayette County, July 12, 2003.
Matson, Ollie, 80; NFL star for 14 years was born and raised to age 14 in Trinity, Olympic medalist in track in 1952; in Los Angeles, Feb. 19, 2011.
Matthews, E.O. “Coots,” 86; part of the Boots and Coots oil well firefighting business, helped put out Kuwaiti oil fires following the first Gulf war; in Humble, March 31, 2010.
Matthews, Gordon, 65; Austin inventor who created the first voice mail system in the late 1970s and patented it in 1982; in Dallas, Feb. 23, 2002.
Matthews, Wilbur Lee, 95; noted lawyer described by the San Antonio Express-News as “one of the most influential men in San Antonio from the 1950s through the 1970s”; in San Antonio, March 17, 1998.
Matthews, Watt, 98; legendary West Texas cattleman of the Reynolds-Matthews ranching clan; at his Lambshead Ranch near Albany, April 13, 1997.
Matthiesen, Leroy T., 88; Catholic bishop in the Panhandle for 17 years, in 1981 counseled Catholics to leave their jobs at the local Pantex plant that assembled nuclear weapons; in Amarillo, March 22, 2010.
Mattox, Jim, 65; crusading populist Texas attorney general, part of “Dirty Thirty” reforming faction in Legislature, three-term congressman, lost Democratic primary race for governor against Ann Richards in 1990; in Dripping Springs, Nov. 20, 2008.
Matz, Eleanor, 81; one of Harlingen’s best-known civic activists; in Harlingen, Dec. 25, 1995.
Mauzy, Oscar, 73; known as “the blue-collar intellectual”; raised in Houston; was state senator from Dallas from 1967 until his election in 1986 to the Texas Supreme Court; Democrat was member of the “Killer Bees” reform bloc in 1979; in Austin, Oct. 10, 2000.
Maverick, Maury Jr., 82; liberal lawyer, legislator and newspaper columnist, civil rights advocate for 50 years; son of New Deal congressman and San Antonio mayor; in San Antonio, Jan. 28, 2003.
Mayes, Charlotte, 56; Dallas political leader; served four terms on the city council; of leukemia, Feb. 25, 2004.
Mays, Avery, 83; epitome of the Dallas business and civic leader of the 1950s and ’60s, led renovation of State Fair Music Hall; in Dallas, Oct. 2, 1994.
Maysel, Lou, 82; longtime sports editor and columnist for the Austin American-Statesman; Brenham native was also respected historian of UT Longhorn football; in Austin, Nov. 18, 2005.
McAshan, Susan Clayton, 95; arts patron through family fortune from Anderson Clayton & Co.; founder of the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center; in Houston, June 10, 2001.
McBrayer, Staley Thomas, 92; credited with bringing offset printing to small newspapers in the 1950s when he and a team of engineers (see Kitchens obit) developed the offset newspaper press; in Fort Worth, April 14, 2002.
McCain, Claude Jr., 63; first black administrator at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital; in Dallas, March 12, 1995.
McCall, Abner, 80; led Baylor University from 1961 to 1981; in Waco, June 11, 1995.
McCall, David B. Jr., 79; called Mr. Plano, he helped transform a small farm community into a massive suburb; served as mayor in 1950s; Feb. 17, 2004.
McCann, Thomas, 80; construction contractor who served as Fort Worth mayor in late 1950s; in Fort Worth, Aug. 1, 1996.
McClendon, Sarah, 92; Tyler native known as the colorful and aggressive White House reporter from the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt to that of George W. Bush; served in the Army in World War II, champion of veterans’ causes; in Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2003.
McConn, Jim, 68; businessman who served as Houston’s mayor during the boom years 1978 to 1982; from 1989 until his death, director of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau; in Houston, March 14, 1997.
McCulloch, Robert, 92; Scottish machinist who was a cornerstone of what became LTV Corp.; in Dallas, Nov. 30, 1995.
McDermott, Robert F., 86; retired Air Force brigadier general was influential businessman and civic leader in San Antonio; former chairman of NBA Spurs; in San Antonio, Aug. 28, 2006.
McGrew, Jack, 88; Denton native was a pioneer in Texas broadcasting beginning in 1930; was program director at KPRC in Houston during coverage of the Texas City explosions in 1947; in Las Cruces, N.M., Nov. 25, 2001.
McKenzie, W.A. “Billy Mac,” 87; Houston Reagan grad, lawyer who served as Texas A&M regent 1981–93, Republican stalwart was chairman when George H.W. Bush chose College Station for his presidential library; April 18, 2010.
McKinley, DeWitt, 91; former foundry worker and Fuller Brush salesman who became Fort Worth’s mayor in the late 1960s; in Fort Worth, April 9, 1997.
McKnight, Felix R., 93; considered by many the dean of Dallas newspaper journalism, held key management positions at The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Times Herald; Feb. 7, 2004.
McKnight, Peyton, 71; former state legislator and oilman; in Tyler, Dec. 21, 1995.
McKool, Mike, 84; Dallas lawyer was longtime Democratic leader, state senator from 1968 to 1972; son of immigrant Lebanese parents; in Dallas, Feb. 22, 2003.
McNutt, L. W. “Bill” Jr., 81; as president for 30 years built Collin Street Bakery into an international brand, mainly through direct-mail marketing; in Corsicana, Sept. 1, 2006.
Meaux, Huey P., 82; the “Crazy Cajun” created his own music industry in Houston where he was producer for the Sir Douglas Quintet, Freddy Fender and others; in Winnie, April 23, 2011.
Mecom, Mary Elizabeth, 86; widow of Houston oilman John W. Mecom, active in her husband’s enterprises; in Houston, May 4, 1996.
Mendoza, Lydia, 91; first star of Mexican-American Tejano music with first hit “Mal Hombre” in the 1930s, received National Medal of Arts in 1999; in San Antonio, Dec. 20, 2007.
Meredith, Don, 72; Dallas Cowboys quarterback whose charm and wit brought fame as commentator for Monday Night Football where he always acknowledged his parents, Jeff and Hazel, back in Mount Vernon; in Santa Fe, N.M., Dec. 5, 2010.
Mersky, Roy, 82; led the University of Texas law library as director beginning in 1965, making it one of the best in the nation, veteran of Battle of the Bulge; in Austin, May, 8, 2008.
Mesinger, Maxine, 75; popular society columnist at the Houston Chronicle for more than 40 years; moved from early local television in 1954 to newspapers; her Big City Beat was known for its “Maxine-isms” such as “She snoops to conquer”; in Houston, Jan. 19, 2001.
Metcalf, Shelby, 76; in 27 seasons as basketball coach at Texas A&M, 1963 to 1990, his teams won six Southwest Conference championships; in College Station, Feb. 8, 2007.
Meyer, Alice Kleberg Reynolds, 71; patron of the arts, museums in San Antonio; descendant of King Ranch family; in San Antonio, June 28, 2000.
Meyer, June, 79; San Antonio business leader and mentor to professional women; in San Antonio, May 13, 1997.
Michels, Doug, 59; Houston artist who created the Panhandle landmark of 10 Cadillacs planted nose down; in Australia in a climbing accident, June 12, 2003.
Michener, James, A., 90; Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such epic novels as Texas and Hawaii who taught at and eventually endowed the University of Texas; in Austin, Oct. 16, 1997.
Miles, Buddy, 60; drummer on Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland album, sang on the California Raisins commercials in 1980s, wrote and performed song “Them Changes”; in Austin, Feb. 26, 2008.
Milford, Dale, 71; Dallas broadcaster and three-term Democratic member of Congress in the 1970s; in Howe, Dec. 26, 1997.
Milkovisch, Mary, 85; with husband, John, created the famed Beer Can House which has become a Houston folk art landmark; in Houston, March 18, 2002.
Miller, Ann, 81; Chireno native became the glamorous tapdancer in Hollywood's golden age of musicals; performed on Broadway in Sugar Babies in 1979; from 1958 to 1961 she was married to Dallas oilman William Moss; Jan. 22, 2004.
Miller, Chris, 68; served in Legislature from 1973 to 1978, was a leader for equal rights for women; in Fort Worth, March 12, 1995.
Miller, Dale, 87; veteran lobbyist in Washington for many Texas interests; from 1932 to 1940 edited in Dallas The Southwestern Banker and Texas Weekly; in Washington, April 23, 1997.
Miller, J. D., 73; El Campo native, country songwriter (“It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels”); in Lafayette, La., March 23, 1996.
Miller, Ray, 89; broadcast newsman in Houston beginning in 1951, created The Eyes of Texas TV program in 1969 and wrote accompanying travel guides; in Houston, Sept. 27, 2008.
Miller, Vassar, 74; twice named poet laureate of Texas and a Pulitzer Prize nominee; in Houston, Oct. 31, 1998.
Mitchan, Junior, 72; Corpus Christi native was bass player and vocalist with pioneers of Western swing, Bob Wills and Adolph Hofner; Jan. 3, 2005.
Moczygemba, Henry, 80; well-known priest of the Archdiocese of San Antonio and descendant of the founders of Panna Maria, the first U.S. Polish settlement; March 2, 1995.
Moncure, Rhymes H. Jr., 61; first black man to lead the United Methodist Church as bishop in North Texas; in Dallas, Aug. 19, 2006.
Montalvo, Jose Luis, 47; known as the “black hat poet”; in San Antonio, Aug. 14, 1994.
Montgomery, Marvin “Smokey,” 88; banjo picker for the Light Crust Doughboys; in Dallas, June 6, 2001.
Moody, Chip, 54; television anchorman during a 30-year career in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, El Paso and Waco; in Dallas, Dec. 26, 2001, after a series of health problems.
Moody, Shearn Jr., 63; son of wealthy Galveston family, supported various projects including Moody Gardens and restoration of Opera House; in Galveston, June 26, 1996.
Mooney, Ralph, 82; played pedal steel guitar for Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and Waylon Jennings and wrote “Crazy Arms”; in Kennedale, March 20, 2011.
Moore, William T., 81; former state senator credited with leading the fight to get women admitted to Texas A&M University; in Bryan, May 27, 1999.
Moorman, Lewis J. Jr., 80; past chairman of the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research and trustee of the related institute; in San Antonio, Nov. 28, 1997.
Morales, Francisco “Pancho,” 78; credited with inventing the margarita in Ciudad Juarez in 1942; in El Paso, Jan. 2, 1997.
Morehead, Richard M. Sr., 89; former Austin bureau chief of The Dallas Morning News where he worked for 36 years, retiring in 1978; served on the Texas Judicial Council for 31 years; in Austin, Jan. 31, 2003.
Moreland, Ralph, 82; Stamford native founded in 1962 Austin’s Holiday House chain, home of the “flame-kissed burger,” reaching 26 restaurants before closing in 2004; in Austin, March 29, 2009.
Moreno, Joe, 40; legislator from Houston killed in auto crash near La Grange; Democrat had been state representative since 1998; May 6, 2005.
Morgan, Grant B., 83; started Big Tex Western Wear in San Antonio, which was later joined by branches in Houston, Austin and San Marcos; Dec. 8, 2004.
Moroney, James M. Jr., 85; last surviving grandson of George Bannerman Dealey, founder of The Dallas Morning News; he served as publisher of The News from 1980 to 1985 and on the board of the parent company Belo for 48 years; in Dallas, Feb. 8, 2007.
Morris, Willie, 64; Mississippi-born author wrote classic coming-of-age memoir North Toward Home; entered University of Texas in 1952 where he was editor of the Daily Texan; went on to a tenure as editor of the liberal journal Texas Observer; in Jackson, Miss., Aug. 2, 1999.
Morton, Azie Taylor, 67; first African-American to serve as U.S. treasurer 1977 to 1980; civil rights activist in Austin in 1960s; in Bastrop, Dec. 7, 2003.
Mosbacher, Robert A., 82; Houston oilman prominent in Republican politics, U.S. secretary of commerce for longtime friend President George H.W. Bush; in Houston, Jan. 24, 2010.
Moursund, A. W., 82; Central Texas lawyer who with friend Lyndon B. Johnson worked to bring electricity to the region; served in Texas House from 1948 to 1952; in Round Mountain, April 22, 2002.
Mueller, Marge, 69; called "Sheriff," for three decades she served beer and kept order in Luckenbach; in Fredericksburg, July 25, 2004.
Mueller, Robert L. “Bobby,” 69; owner and pitmaster of iconic barbecue joint in Taylor started by his father Louie in 1949; in Taylor, Sept. 6, 2008.
Murchison, Lucille Gannon “Lupe,” 75; arts patron, long-time regent for the University of North Texas, former co-owner of Dallas Cowboys; in Dallas, July 3, 2001.
Murphy, Charles A., 79; considered founder of Texas Southern University who as legislator from 1947 to 1955 co-wrote the bill establishing it; in Houston, March 23, 1998.
Muse, M. Lamar, 86; airline executive raised in Palestine, Texas, who helped launch Southwest Airlines in 1971; in 1981 he started Muse Air with his son; in Dallas, Feb. 5, 2007.