Pauline Theodora Hallard
From her days as a child riding a pony, through her adult summers working at the rodeo, as she held jobs as a legal secretary and other positions, as she moved through seasons as a Wife, Mom, "Nana" and Friend, to her last days in the hospital regaling us with stories of "admiring cowboys", Pauline Theodora Tompkins Hallard liked a good time.
Pauline galloped off to her next adventure on August 1, 2016. Without complaint -- just tears for leaving us -- Pauline finishes 80 years of antics as a writer, artist, scientist, cowgirl and an avid chocolate fan.
She was born in Galveston and loved beach glass, saltwater and watching the sea. She studied geology at University of Texas but due to her husband and daughter attending Arkansas, she was a loyal Razorback fan. Her keen eye for seeing the color in rocks and nature kept her busy painting everything shades of blue.
She married John (predeceased 2012), her husband of 54 years and moved to Houston to make a home. They lived in Wimberley, Texas for a few years enjoying the ranches and hills, then came back to the city. She was often seen in her garden swing chatting with neighbors and having big laughs.
Her evenings were filled with writing and she developed multi-dimensional characters and stories to amuse her study group. She loved to entertain and be entertained. Did we mention the Thanksgiving sangria?
Pauline leaves her sons, Andrew (Rhonda), Christopher (Julie Pistone Krampitz) and daughter, Lynn aka "Baby" (Nancy Holmes), six grandchildren, Emily, Andrea, Michelle, Danielle, Drew and Jordon, her cousin, Barry Hagan (Jean), dear friend, Teresa Calendar Smith, and a host of beloved friends.
It will be many, many seasons before any of us run out of tales about the gal, so stay tuned. Life celebration will be held in Houston, Texas on Saturday, August 6th. Please contact the family for location/time details and certainly wear something BLUE!