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Frances Standley
B: 1930-12-30
D: 2018-06-16
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Standley, Frances
Marshall Ramos
B: 1937-06-02
D: 2018-06-16
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Ramos, Marshall
Maria Perez
B: 1930-09-07
D: 2018-06-14
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Perez, Maria
Cecil Macias
B: 1932-04-06
D: 2018-06-12
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Macias, Cecil
Zalee Slaughter
B: 1929-05-20
D: 2018-06-12
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Slaughter, Zalee
Victor Flores Gonzalez
B: 1980-01-08
D: 2018-06-09
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Flores Gonzalez, Victor
Dr. Lynn Abernathy
B: 1939-08-07
D: 2018-06-08
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Abernathy, Dr. Lynn
Konietha Kessinger
B: 1977-03-01
D: 2018-06-08
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Kessinger, Konietha
Larna Warren
B: 1946-07-31
D: 2018-06-02
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Warren, Larna
Robert Mosley
B: 1934-12-15
D: 2018-06-02
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Mosley , Robert
Leo Logan
B: 1933-07-11
D: 2018-06-01
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Logan, Leo
Lester Lancaster
B: 1952-02-19
D: 2018-06-01
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Lancaster, Lester
Richard McNeill
D: 2018-06-01
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McNeill, Richard
Deborah Teel
B: 1949-10-05
D: 2018-05-31
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Teel, Deborah
Gabriel Diaz
B: 1993-11-30
D: 2018-05-29
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Diaz, Gabriel
Ellen Boone
B: 1933-12-16
D: 2018-05-25
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Boone, Ellen
Larry Nering
B: 1944-01-24
D: 2018-05-24
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Nering, Larry
Alvin Sykora
B: 1931-04-30
D: 2018-05-23
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Sykora, Alvin
Effie Lucille Bockman
B: 1920-12-19
D: 2018-05-23
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Bockman, Effie Lucille
Welda Stanley
B: 1916-02-28
D: 2018-05-21
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Stanley, Welda
Sandra Hodson
B: 1941-10-29
D: 2018-05-18
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Hodson, Sandra

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Matthew A Brown

What do I remember most about Dr. Hillis? (I know he frequently wanted to be called "Bill," but the respect I hold for him means he'll always be "Dr. Hillis") There are a lot of things that still make me smile (you've got a bad case of whomp disease! Oh my, that's a hashish shop! The kidneys are more important than the brain, that's why God gave you two of them!) But most of all, it was The Medusa and the Snail. Over fifteen years ago, I had the privilege of being a student in several of his courses, ranging from freshman pathology and immunology lectures, to studying abroad with him in Maastricht (where I also got to know his graceful and brilliant-in-her-own-right wife, Argye). At the end of one of the courses, he hosted the students for dinner, and read us a passage from Lewis Thomas' book The Medusa and the Snail. As he did so, you could see the passion that he held for medicine and science, and the beauty and wonder that can be found in those disciplines. This passion was evident in all of my interactions with him. He was a phenomenal teacher, humorous and soft spoken and kind, humble before God and fiercely proud of his children, and truly inspirational to everyone around him. He is one of the main reasons that I, like countless other students, became a physician, and I hope that I live up to his example. His passing is a tremendous loss for the Baylor family and the hundreds, if not thousands, of students he inspired and mentored over the years.
Tuesday May 1, 2018 at 4:04 pm
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