After graduation from PHS, attended Texas Tech in Math, graduating in 1960. Worked for IBM in Amarillo, met and married Elaine McCarty there in 1961. Returned to Tech for MS in Math, graduating in 1963. Worked one year for Travelers Ins. in Hartford, CT then moved to Pullman, WA for doctorate at Wash. St. U. Son Daryl born in 1967. Graduated in Counseling/Higher Ed with Ed.D. and moved to Reno, NV in 1970 as Associate Dean of Students at U. of Nevada Reno. Daughter Kristin born in 1973. Active in Rotary Club and YMCA. Moved to West Texas State, Canyon, TX as Dean of Students in 1984. Still in Rotary, president of local Heart Association, and board member of Amarillo YMCA. Moved to Flint, MI as Dean of Students at U. of Michigan Flint in 1987. Active in Rotary, taught in Leadership Flint classes, Advisory Board chair for Salvation Army. Returned to Texas in 1992 (my mother was ill in Ft. Worth) as Dean of Students at Texas State Technical College, Waco. In 1996 the TSTC president hired me as Executive Assistant until my retirement in May, 1998. Have settled here and joined the Lions Club, serving as president and zone chair, Salvation Army Advisory Board secretary, served on the Community Advisory Council for Hillcrest Elementary School, charter president and now treasurer of my Landon Branch Neighborhood Association, participated on the Waco All-America City Team in 1996, helped Baylor U. plan its athletic entry into the Big 12, support my Texas Tech Exes here and the Baylor Women’s Basketball Team. In 1999-2000 I was asked to chair the Waco Census 2000 Complete Count Committee. My parents died in 2000 and 2001. Elaine and I have spent our retirement traveling, usually going somewhere every month. Finally got to see Paris and London! But also South Africa, Australia, Russia, Eastern Europe on the Danube, Scandinavian countries, Portugal, Italy, Greece and its islands AND Sapulpa, Oklahoma We enjoy the relatively small town of Waco, but we’re not too far from Ft. Worth.
Elaine lost her two year battle with ovarian cancer on Thanksgiving Day 2014. She is resting now with her family in the Sunray, TX cemetery.
Robert Kinney, Ed.D.
2217 Wendy Lane
Waco, TX 76710
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