in Victoria Advocate on September 30, 2010
- Ralph Douglas "Doug" Connor, age 61, passed away at his home with
his loving family at his side, on Sept. 27, 2010, after a three year courageous
battle with cancer.
Doug was born in Shiner on May 5, 1949 to his wonderful
parents, Ernest Lester "EL" and Viola Broz Connor. He grew up in Woodsboro
and Refugio. Doug was employed in the oil business for over 40 years. He was the
purchasing manager for many oil rigs overseas and in the USA. He recently retired
from his job at Magnum Transcontinental Corp. of Rio De Janeiro.
were his family and his horses. He was a loving husband and dad. His role as grandfather
to his two grandsons was one of his proudest accomplishments. He raised paint
horses and could be found on his off time with them. His tender care showed in
the brilliance of their coats and attitudes.
Doug never met a stranger.
Many weekends he would spend visiting with locals and talking to them. He always
gave a helping hand to those in need, which included animals. He never passed
up a lost hungry animal without bringing it home to give it a chance to have a
decent life. Doug will forever be missed and in our hearts.
from Refugio High School. His passions for playing baseball in school took him
far in his life. He was noticed by a major league baseball team and was drafted
and became a player for the New York Mets. His position on the team was short
stop and catcher. Doug's baseball talent made him a shining star for the team.
Two years into his time with the New York Mets, a knee injury forced him to retire.
His time with the Mets was very special to him.
Doug attended Blinn and
Victoria College. It was at Victoria College where he met his future wife. Doug
was married to his soul mate, Lisa Lynch, on May 16, 1969 at First United Methodist
Church in Victoria. Theirs has been a love story for 41 years.
Doug are his wife, Lisa Lynch Connor; children, Stacy Lyn Connor and Ryan Douglas
Connor; grandsons, Blake and Nicholas Holder; mother, Viola Broz Connor; sister,
Patricia "Pat" Ann Roberts; brother-in-law and wife, Kenneth and Betty
Lynch; sister-in-law and husband, Patty and Chuck Doyle; sister-in-law and husband,
Bettie and Gary Wood; and numerous extended family including cousins, nieces,
nephews, as well as a large number of friends who loved him dearly.
was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Lester "EL" Connor.
rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Sept. 30, 2010, at Moore Funeral Home
Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Our Lady of
Refuge Catholic Church in Refugio. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Pallbearers: Shannon Nickle, Ryan Connor, Gary Wood, Buddy
Billups, Butch Slaughter, Wayne Cockroft, and Jimmy Cockroft.
Home, Refugio, 361-526-4334.