David Hamm

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David Moores Hamm, 66, of New Braunfels passed away the morning of December 1, 2019. David was born June 5, 1953 in Houston, Texas to Bettie Scott Moores Hamm (deceased) and William Dow Hamm Jr. (deceased). Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity 1412 West Illinois in Midland with the Rev. Bob Hennagin officiating. David was a remarkable man, well loved and admired for his faith and dedication to his family. David achieved early academic milestones graduating from Trinity University with a B.A. in 1974 followed by graduate studies at Texas Tech University where he earned an M.A. in both Spanish and French. David was fluent in German, French and Spanish and studied additional languages including Russian and Chinese. He taught at both the elementary and university level. David was a man with many unique and diverse interests. David loved theatre and was a regular performer at Midland Community Theatre, the Globe Theatre, and Summer Mummers. He loved teaching, languages, opera, college football and baseball, Houston Astros, and theatre arts. He contributed endless volunteer hours assisting Meals on Wheels and Casa de Amigos while living in Midland, Texas and was honored as Midland “Volunteer of the Year.” Known by many as the “professor” for both his scholarly and worldly wisdom, David is the model of faith and a life well lived. David is survived by his brother, William Dow Hamm III of Houston, sister, Mary Helen Phillips and husband Rick of New Braunfels and sister, Nancy Ann Hamm Lindell and partner Peter Botes of Midland. David loved his nieces and nephews and their children including Chris Hamm and his wife Stephanie of Telluride, Colorado, Katherine Borrelli and Colin Hamm of Kingwood, Courtney Meadows and her husband Joel of Houston and Megan Brignon and her husband Nate of Midland. Great nieces and nephews include: Bella Hamm, Sawyer Hamm, Isabella Borrelli, Bettie Grace Borrelli, Jack Borrelli, Julia Scott Meadows, Ben Brignon and Sam Brignon. The family requests that memorials be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Braunfels, Holy Trinity, Episcopal Church in Midland, Texas, or Midland Meals on Wheels. Arrangements are under the direction of Lux Funeral Home in New Braunfels.

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  1. David had a truly brilliant mind and loving heart. His passion towards language and arts and the Astros and his love for his family was an incredible reminder of what matters most. Watching his relationship with Mimi was always a reminder of the powerful bond between siblings. He will be dearly missed. – Vandi

  2. Mary Helen & families, David was a smart & generous person. He loved his family & spoke proudly of you. David was committed to his charities where he gave his time. During his adult years in Midland he was a blessing to hundreds of people. Sincerely, Fran Billingsley Former staff of Meals on Wheels Mary Helen, I am sad I will not be able to attend his service as I previously committed to an event for another dear friend.

    • Thank you Fran for your kind words. David always spoke highly of you. Thank you for reminding me that he touched hundreds with his volunteer service.

  3. Dear Nancy and family, I am so sorry to see this sad news. Know that you are always in my heart. Sending love and prayers that your memories have gotten you through this most difficult time. Love, Judi Spitzer

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