July 27, 1938 - December 20, 2014
William A. “Bill” Roever, Jr. is remembered as a loving husband and father as well as reliable and trusted friend. Born in Dallas in 1938 to Myrtle (Oliver) and William A Roever, he grew up in Houston and attended secondary school at New Mexico Military Institute. Later, Bill attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was active in ROTC and the Sigma Nu Fraternity. While in Austin he met Beverly Brewer of Lamesa, TX, who would later become his wife of 53 years.
Bill graduated UT with degrees in History and Law, and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army, serving in the military police and in the JAG corps. Upon leaving active duty, he returned to UT to complete an MBA before launching a career in finance. During his career, Bill worked in Chicago as Treasurer of Greyhound Leasing, in Dallas and New York City as an investment banker with Salomon Brothers, and finally in Dallas as a private investor. Outside of work, Bill had a life-long fascination with history and was a voracious reader. He also loved to play racquetball, and was a nationally ranked player into his late-60s.
Bill is survived by his wife Beverly and their sons Scott and Alex, as well as Alex’s wife Kari and their three children Will, Jay and Kate, Bill’s brother Dick and his wife Marion, and nephews Lee and Rich Roever and their families.
In the last years of his life, Bill struggled against dementia and throat cancer. He died in Dallas on December 20, 2014, after a short illness.
A memorial service and reception will be held Saturday January 10, 2015 at 1pm at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in University Park (Dallas). Bill’s family asks that in lieu of flowers, friends consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in his name www.alz.org
“Death is not the enemy of life but its’ friend, for it is the knowledge that our years are limited which makes them so precious.” Joshua Liebman
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