Judge Lee G. Alworth

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The world lost one of the good guys, when on April 3, 2015, Retired State District Judge Lee G. Alworth passed away at his home in Conroe, Texas surrounded by his family. He was born during the Great Depression in Ranger, Texas, to Clyde H. and Margaret "Moye" Alworth. Lee first lived near Ganado, Texas where he attended the 1st Grade. At the time, Lee's father worked for the Humble Oil Company and early in 1945 he was transferred to the Humble Camp in Conroe just in time for Lee to start the 2nd grade at Sam Houston Elementary School. This is when Lee first met and began his relationship with Helen Ann Dorbandt a young lady his age from a long time local family. Growing up in Conroe, Lee was fortunate to have two wonderful brothers, Charles H. Alworth and Ryan Kirk Alworth plus he met so many other good men that have remained lifelong friends. While growing up in Conroe Daddy began friendships with Richard Foretich, Jim and Charles Signor, Bert Lynch, Buddy Hopkins, Fred Greer, Rigby Owen, Jr., Roy Harris, John Weisinger and Wiley Feagin. Lee graduated as an Honor student from Conroe High School in 1956 and was accepted into the University of Texas at Austin. That same year, Lee's father, tired of working in the oil fields, decided to move the entire family to Austin, Texas, so that all three boys could live at home and attend the University of Texas. So in 1956, they purchased a home that had some additional dorm rooms out back, near the university, along with a SpudNut Dounut Shop. Lee spent his 1st year working at the family's business, attending class, and dating Helen Ann who was also a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. Then, on December 30, 1957 in the break between semesters of their sophomore year, Lee and Helen Ann were married at the First United Methodist Church in Conroe, Texas. They lived in Austin until Lee graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1962 and moved to Houston, Texas where he began practicing law. In 1964, Lee decided to move back to Conroe, open his own practice, and raise his family in the same great place he was raised. He took an office on the second floor of the Gentry Building and shortly thereafter, Buddy Hopkins, a high school friend asked if he wanted to form a partnership, and thus the Hopkins and Alworth Law firm was formed. They later added the late Judge John Marin, and Duane Corley the bright young son of Lee's secretary and they became: Hopkins, Alworth, Martin, and Corley. Being a bright, young, successful attorney, Lee was chosen by the Governor in 1976 to fill the newly created position as Judge for the 221st District Court of Texas, which was Montgomery County's 1st full time district court. He served with distinction from April 1, 1977 until his retirement on December 31, 1998. Lee had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh and enjoyed making others laugh. He had many hobbies that brought much joy to his life. He started his love for the outdoors while living at the Humble Camp and ended up with many hobbies and interests, including hunting, fishing, hiking, traveling, golfing, SCUBA diving, he had a pilot's license, snow skiing, sailing, reading, and good scotch with cigarettes. He served on the boards of the YMCA and the First National Bank Conroe. He also is a past president of the Rotary Club of Conroe and a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association. His friendship, humor, and keen intellect are going to be missed by all of us that were fortunate enough to know him. Lee was preceded in death by his parents Clyde H. and Margaret Alworth, his first wife Helen Ann D. Alworth, his brother Ryan Kirk Alworth, and his second wife Charlotte M. Alworth. Lee is survived by his oldest brother Charles H. Alworth of Austin, Texas, his daughter Ashlea A. Alworth of Conroe, Texas, his son Ryan H. and Cristina Alworth of Conroe, Texas, and his daughter Shannon M. Alworth of Conroe, Texas, plus, one niece, five nephews, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The family would like to express our sincerest thanks to Daddy's long time friend Richard B. Foretich, who was pivotal in assisting with Daddy's care, comfort, and happiness for the last three years. We would also like to recognize the efforts of Ms. Hammline Bradford of Conroe, Texas, her daily assistance was such a huge contribution to Daddy's care, and we will be forever grateful to both these wonderful people for the love they showed. Honorary Pallbearers for this service are: Henry Brooks, Richard Foretich, Jim Keeshan, Fred Greer, Duane Corley, John Earl Weisinger, Grady James, and Bert Lynch. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8th at the First United Methodist Church, located at 4308 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Texas. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service. The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Lee's memory to any of the following: The First United Methodist Church of Conroe, 4308 W. Davis Street Conroe, Texas 77304, the atwww.cancer.org, or the at www.heart.org.

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