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Southwestern Collection 452 Southwestern Historical Quarterly April In Memoriam By Walter L. Buenger Being part of the Texas State Historical Association brings you into contact with many amazing people, and Fane Downs ranks high on the list of individuals who have left a lasting impression. Fane was born in Lubbock, Texas, on March 26, 1935. She died in Kerrville, Texas, on December 11, 2019. She not only earned a PhD in history from Texas Tech University in 1970, but received an M. Div. from Austin Presbyterian Seminar y in 1988. Between those years she taught at McMurr y University and was chair of its history department. She served on the Executive Council of the TSHA, and she was the advisor y editor for women’s histor y for the revisions and update of the Handbook of Texas in the 1980s and 1990s. By that time, she had established herself as a leading authority in the then-emerging fi eld of women’s histor y. Fane and I shared a special bond. We both grew up and graduated from high school in Fort Stockton, Texas, and we both attended and were confi rmed in the First Presbyterian Church in that isolated West Texas town. She http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

Southwestern Collection

Southwestern Historical Quarterly , Volume 123 (4) – Mar 24, 2020

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Texas State Historical Association
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1558-9560

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452 Southwestern Historical Quarterly April In Memoriam By Walter L. Buenger Being part of the Texas State Historical Association brings you into contact with many amazing people, and Fane Downs ranks high on the list of individuals who have left a lasting impression. Fane was born in Lubbock, Texas, on March 26, 1935. She died in Kerrville, Texas, on December 11, 2019. She not only earned a PhD in history from Texas Tech University in 1970, but received an M. Div. from Austin Presbyterian Seminar y in 1988. Between those years she taught at McMurr y University and was chair of its history department. She served on the Executive Council of the TSHA, and she was the advisor y editor for women’s histor y for the revisions and update of the Handbook of Texas in the 1980s and 1990s. By that time, she had established herself as a leading authority in the then-emerging fi eld of women’s histor y. Fane and I shared a special bond. We both grew up and graduated from high school in Fort Stockton, Texas, and we both attended and were confi rmed in the First Presbyterian Church in that isolated West Texas town. She

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