In Memoriam

Ronnie Rudd passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020. He lived a full and successful life and was surrounded by his family including his loving wife, Mary Agnes. Ronnie was born in Winnie, Texas on February 28, 1942. After graduating from Baylor University, he joined Arthur Anderson in 1964. In 1966 became a CPA and was made Partner in 1975. Ronnie was an active member of the Houston CPA Society and served as the Chapter President, 1977-1978. Ronnie also served as President of the Texas Society of CPAs, 1986-1987.

Ronnie served on the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for six years, including three as chair. During that tenure, Ronnie led efforts to modernize the Accountancy Act in many ways that continue to this day. During his service at NASBA, he was instrumental in developing the Uniform Accountancy Act to streamline regulation among the states.

Ronnie was a recipient of numerous awards and honors including: "Young CPA of the Year in Texas"; "Outstanding CPA Chapter President in Texas"; "Kenneth W. Hurst Fellow"; "Texas Society of CPAs Education Foundation"; "Meritorious Service to the Accounting Profession in Texas"; "TSCPA Honorary Fellow" and the highest award bestowed by NASBA, the "William Van Rensselaer Award."

Ronnie's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at The Church at Horseshoe Bay (600 Hi Ridge Rd. Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church at Horseshoe Bay - Building Fund (PO Box 8295 Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657).


Joe Terry Rye passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020. He was an active member of the Houston CPA Society and served as the Chapter President, 1990-1991. The family request that contributions in Joe's memory be made to the Great Hills Baptist Church, 10500 Jollyville Road, TX 78759. Joe will be missed in so many ways.


Herbert J. Brewer, 88, a longtime resident of Houston and Brenham had died. He was a member of Lakeside Country Club and was a partner and CPA at Touche, Ross, and Company. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Brewer, and son, Bart Brewer.


Daniel Patrick "Dan" Whitty III, of Houston, died peacefully at his home on Christmas Eve. He lived a full and successful life and was surrounded by his family including the love of his life, Iris Webb Whitty, at the time of his passing. Dan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on the 26th of May 1931, and spent his childhood in Dutchtown, Louisiana, graduating from Louisiana State University in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Commerce. He moved with his wife and oldest daughter to Houston soon after where he joined Arthur Anderson & Co., an international accounting and consulting firm. In 1962, at the age of 31, Dan made worldwide partner and went on to become a lead partner for Tenneco Inc., Columbia Gulf Transmission Co., Columbia Gas Development Corp., Coleve, Transco Energy Co., United Energy Resources, Inc., Continental Airlines, Texas Air Corp., and Enron Corporation. He remained at Arthur Anderson for 35 years until his retirement in 1988.