Theodore L. "Texas Ted" Hasbrouck Jr., beloved father, died at age 82 on June 18, 2007, at Clyde W. Cosper, Texas State Veterans Home, Bonham, Texas.
He was the son of Theodore L. Hasbrouck Sr. and Lenna Marie Norton, and was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Centralia; he grew up in Bloomington and in White Bear Lake, Minn.. "Texas Ted" will be remembered for his "bigger-than-life" approach and his positive, cheerful attitude which gave joy to all who knew him, even while ill.
Married in 1950 to Beverly Ann Murphy of South Bend, Ind., who died in 1979, and remarried in 1984 to Mary Claudene Norris, Oklahoma, who died in 2004. Hasbrouck was the grandson of Jacob Louis Hasbrouck, former editor of the Daily Pantagraph in Bloomington. As a young man he worked at the paper with his grandfather during the Depression, making deliveries as a "runner" in exchange for candy.
A World War II U.S. Merchant Marine, Ted participated in Leyte Gulf and the liberation of the Philippines. He was a Disney studio illustrator and became an accomplished artist. His Web site www.texastedart.com offered prints and cards for sale, and he had hoped to raise funds for a new van at his TSVH "home."
An award-winning advertising executive, he was president of BWA Advertising, Dallas, Texas; founding member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Richardson; Council 799, Knights of Columbus; Dallas Chapter, SAR; and Texas Society, OFPA.
Survived by children, Colleen Ann (Earl) Hahn, Richboro, Pa.; Patricia Marie (James A.) Martin, Richardson, Texas; and Theodore L. (Carol) Hasbrouck III, Charleston, S.C.; two stepchildren, Cynthia Norris and Kimberly Norris Rainwater; three grandchildren, Christopher, Jenny and Amy Hahn; and one stepgrandchild, Ashley B. Norris.
There will be viewing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, and a 10 a.m. memorial service at St. Paul the Apostle, 720 S. Floyd Road, Richardson, Texas. Interment will be later at Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. Donations online to Ted Hasbrouck Memorial Fund, Holy Trinity Seminary, Irving, online: www.holytrinityseminary.com .