Patrick Carl Guillot (1945 - 2013)

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Guillot, Patrick Carl 1945 - 2013 Patrick Carl Guillot passed away on September 30, 2013, at the age of 68 following a valiant battle with cancer. He was born April 12, 1945 in Dallas, Texas to L.E and Helen Ruth Guillot. A lifelong academic, Pat graduated from Jesuit High School in 1963, received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1967, and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1969. Pat was elected State District Judge in 1978--the first Republican elected judge since Reconstruction. He presided over the 254th District Court until 1980 when Gov. William Clements appointed him to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals where he served for 5 years. In 1982 Gov. Clements appointed him to the Texas Delegation of the National Conference of Commissioners for Uniform State Laws on which he has served to the current time. He served as Chairman of the Texas Delegation for 15 years. Pat is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 46 years, Rebecca Nichols Guillot; son Christian Guillot; daughter and son-in-law Claire and Matthew Rathbun, grandsons John Patrick "JP" and Luke; son and daughter-in-law Dru and Amanda Guillot, granddaughters Madeleine and Amelie; sister Michelle Nash and husband Covey ; brother Larry Guillot and wife Sara ; sister Andree Hawkins and husband Jim ; and many nieces and nephews. He was a beloved husband, father, "Pop-Pop" and friend. A memorial service will be held at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church on Thursday, October 3 at 1:00 p.m. A reception follows at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the .

Published in Dallas Morning News from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2013
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