Aubrey, RICHARD BUCK, was born July 15, 1930 in San Marcos, Texas to Willard Benton and Thelma Irene Aubrey and passed away August 19, 2004 in Dallas, Texas. Member of the U.S. Army prior to attending Southwest Texas State University, the University of Texas and Baylor College of Dentistry. After school and a tour with the U.S. Air Force, he returned to Dallas where he practiced general dentistry for four years prior to being accepted into the first orthodontic class at Baylor in 1961. Upon graduation in 1963 Rick established his private orthodontic practice in Dallas and continued on part time in the orthodontic department for the next 38 years where he is currently clinical associate professor. After 41 years in the private practice of orthodontics, Rick retired. He received the Martin Dewey Award from the Southwest Society of Orthodontics; was President of the Baylor Orthodontic Alumni Association, President of the Charles H. Tweed Study Group of Texas, President of the Texas Association of Orthodontists, President of the American Board of Orthodontics, six years on the AAO Council on Dental Education, five years as consultant ADA Commission on Accreditation, Secretary - Treasurer for the Dallas County Dental Society with three years as Director, and Test Consultant for the Dental Assistants National Board. Rick was the first recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Baylor Orthodontic Alumni Association, Gaylord Award from Baylor College of Dentistry, Matthews Award from Baylor College of Dentistry, OKU Faculty appointment, three time recipient of the A.P. Westfall Award for orthodontic excellence from the Charles H. Tweed Orthodontic Study Group of Texas, and a special recognition from the Mayor of the City of Dallas. Survived by his wife, Betsy Stirratt Aubrey; sons, Buck Aubrey and his wife, Carla and their children, Rick and Jett Aubrey; and Steve and Tom Aubrey. Funeral services 9:30 A.M. Saturday at Highland Park United Methodist Church, Main Sanctuary. Rev. Bill Stephenson officiating. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 560089, Dallas, Texas 75356. Dignity Memorial Sparkman Hillcrest 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas (214) 363-5401
Published in Dallas Morning News from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2004.