Friday, December 28, 2007
In the final day of our look back at 2007, we recall the lives of locals lost this year.
January 1 - Fort Worth native Darrent Williams was a cornerback for the NFL's Denver Broncos.
January 27 - Musician Chris Foley of Austin's Swell previously was a member of Denton's influential space rock band Transona 5.
January 31 - Author, reporter, and syndicated humorist Molly Ivins was the first to call President George W. Bush "shrub" when he was governor of Texas.
February 5 - Lamar Muse revolutionized air travel as Southwest Airlines' co-founder and first president.
February 7 - UT-Dallas professor Dr. Alan G. MacDiarmid earned a Nobel prize for chemistry in 2000.
February 18 - James Moroney, Jr., the last surviving grandson of Dallas Morning News founder George Bannerman Dealey, helped the Belo corporation expand into broadcast.
March 7 - Dave Avery of the 95.3 The Range was a champion of Texas music.
March 16 - NorthPark developer and arts patron Raymond Nasher was a true philanthropist.
March 17 - The Dallas Cowboys lost their biggest fan, Wilford "Crazy Ray" Jones.
May 16 - Harry Shuford, a two-time All American and tri-captain of SMU's 1935 National Championship team, also served as president of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association.
May 9 - Chef Rachel Brown was nationally celebrated as a participant in the reality TV show Hell's Kitchen.
May 26 - Thai chef Annie Wong will be best-remembered as creator of the trend-setting restaurant Liberty Noodles in Dallas.
June 14 - Oil heiress Margaret Hunt Hill was a civic leader whose gifts to the city of Dallas include the Santiago Calatrava bridge currently under construction.
July 11 - Whenever you see bluebonnets beside a Texas highway, remember Lady Bird Johnson.
September 3 - Multi-instrumentalist Carter Albrecht recorded and performed with musicians as varied as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sorta, and New Bohemians.
October 22 - Methodist minister James E. Caswell, spent more than 50 of his 66 years at SMU as a student, teacher, and - ultimately - vice president of student affairs.
October 30 - Texas tenor Marchel Ivery was a gifted jazz saxophonist who could have played anywhere in the world but chose to invest his talent in the Dallas music scene.