Carol Stoner Vance Jr. passed away on June 24, 2022. Vance was a double Longhorn, receiving both his bachelor’s and law degrees from UT. An Army veteran, Vance served as district attorney in Harris County for four terms after starting his career as an assistant DA. Later in his career, he become a partner with the law firm of Bracewell and Patterson, now Bracewell.
Class of 1958
William “Bill” Deffebach passed away at the age of 91 on April 11, 2022. Deffebach was a double longhorn, graduated from both the University of Texas School of Business and School of Law. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he went on to be a partner in an El Paso law firm, general counsel to El Paso National Bank, and director and vice president of El Paso National Corporation.
Meto Miteff passed away on March 5, 2022. Miteff was a double Longhorn, having also graduated from UT with his bachelor’s degree . After graduation, Miteff served in the United States Army Reserves for six years. After working for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, Miteff established his own law firm, then later started a construction company.
David Ray Finney, former Tarrant County attorney and legislator, passed away on Jan. 18, 2022 at age 88. Finney earned his Bachelor of Laws in 1958, followed by a three-year stint in the Air Force as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate. He worked as an assistant city attorney for the City of Fort Worth and at a number of small law firms. Finney also represented Tarrant County in the House of Representatives from 1962 until 1977.
Martin O. Siegmund has passed away on Nov. 3, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Siegmund was a Fort Worth municipal judge for approximately five years and a former TCU professor. He also served on the Aledo school board, was a former Fort Worth United Fund Agency president, and a member of the Masonic Lodge (Shriner).
Jamie Clayton Boyd passed away at the age of 91 on the Feb. 5, 2021. During his legal career he served as Assistant City attorney, City of Austin, Assistant County Attorney of El Paso County. Boyd was elected State District Attorney for the 13th District of Texas. In 1997, he was appointed United States District Attorney for the Western District of Texas by President Jimmy Carter. Boyd also served two terms as United States Magistrate for the Western District of Texas.
Ronald R. Calhoun passed away on Aug. 29, 2020, in Albuquerque, NM. Calhoun graduated from Texas Law in 1958. He never worked for anyone else, establishing his career as an attorney in El Paso until he retired in 2000. Calhoun loved to travel, visiting more than 80 countries in his lifetime. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, (donate3.cancer.org).