Hainze, Sr., Thomas W.


Thomas William Hainze Sr., 88, of Farmers Branch, Texas died
on Monday, May 28, 2012. He was
born on July 28, 1923 in Austin,
Texas to parents Merle Hayes
Hainze and Col. Frank Joseph
Hainze. Tom was a graduate of
Amarillo Senior High School in
1940. He volunteered as Air Force
Cadet in Jan. 1941 and enlisted in
Jan. 1943. He served in the United
States Army Air Corps, Corps of
Engineers, Officer Candidate
School and at time of honorable discharge in 1946 was the rank of Corporal. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1953. Tom Hainze was in private practice as an Architect from 1956-1984. His employer
prior to retirement in 1993
was University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Tom Hainze was a member of the American Institute of Architects and was the Architect for and long time member of the Church of Holy Cross in Dallas, Texas.

He is survived by his rescued Springer Spaniel, Foster; his daughter, Annell Hainze McKenzie and son-in-law, Scott McKenzie; his son, Thomas W. Hainze, Jr. and daughterin-law, Michelle Hainze; brother, Eugene Hainze and sister-in-law, Bobbie Hainze, sisters, Ceola DeFord and Margaret Norton. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Melanie Ambs, Kim Michael Hainze,
Sean Hainze, Maya Chapman and
Amber Risteen and their respective
spouses, nieces and nephews,
great grandchildren and great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Betty Jane DeGrassi Hainze, his second wife, June Helfer Hainze, and preceded in death by his brother, Frank J. Hainze, Jr.

A Requiem Mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross, on Friday, June 1, 2012.

Contributions in memorial to Tom Hainze and Foster may be made to: English Springer Rescue America, checks made payable to “ESRA”, 303 Thompson, Richardson, Texas 75080.

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3 replies on “Hainze, Sr., Thomas W.”

Louie & Bonnie Neece says:

Our deepest sympathy to his family for the loss of Tom. He was a very dear life-long friend and pal. We are thankful for the many wonderful memories.

Carol Sage and Marty Younkin says:

Dearest NellyBelle and family,
We love you and are so proud of how you “honored your father” by taking such good care of him. Your love for each other was evident in the kind of communication you shared, oft times in much laughter. Laughter is good medicine and therefore, you two were good medicine for each other. I know that kept him here even longer.

Our prayers are with you at this time.
Love you,

Marty, Carol and Bubbles

Annell Hainze McKenzie says:

Dear Dad,

Atta Boy, Atta Boy!

You and I have had such a powerful and incredible journey together. And that journey isn’t over yet!

Next step, my brother and I will honor your wishes by carrying half your remains to be committed to your first true love and our birth Mother’s grave, Betty Jane’s, and then the rest of your ashes will be committed to the grave site of your second wife, our stepmother, June’s grave. We promised to carry this out for you and we will.

Even then our journey together, Dad, won’t be over, because you are so deeply and so powerfully embedded in my heart that our journey will go on together for as long as my heart continues to beat.

I loved you, Dad. I love you still. I always will.


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