|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1903|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 2006|
H. Graham Belcher Blackstock
A celebration of the life of H. Graham Belcher Blackstock, who died Jan. 4, 2006 at the age of 102, was held Friday, February 10, at 9:30 a.m., at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home. A native of Tennessee, Graham was born in Winchester and grew up in Murfreesboro. She obtained her bachelor's degree from University of Tennessee, M.A. from Peabody College, and Ph.D. from University of Michigan.
She served with American Red Cross in WWII, as head recreation worker in Army general hospitals in the Pacific Theatre. When the war ended, she continued overseas for three years as chief of Education Research in Occupied Japan under the Supreme Command of the Allied Powers (SCAP). In 1948 she married Colonel L.G. "Lee" Blackstock, who as chief of the Prosecution Division of the Legal Section of SCAP, was engaged in the trials of Japanese war criminals.
In fall 1948 they returned to this country, where Lee resumed his position as Professor of Business Law, University of Texas. Graham worked as editor and researcher with the Texas Legislative Council and as the first executive secretary of the Texas Association of College Teachers. After 10 years as chief editor of the UT Press, she joined the Bureau of Business Research in the UT College of Business Administration as researcher, writer, and editor.
She was a member of the UT Ladies Club, the UT Faculty Wives Club, the Westlake Hills Garden Club, Pan American Round Table, American Association of University Women, Delta Kappa Gamma, Austin Lawyers Wives Club, Women in Communications, Austin Civic Chorus, and UT Retired Faculty-Staff Association (RFSA). She wrote and edited RFSA's newsletter for six years. Besides reading, music, swimming, and walking, Graham enjoyed foreign travel and ballroom dancing. In the latter she participated in numerous regional showcases and national competitions.
Survivors include a sister, Francis Belcher Fleming, of Sykesville, Maryland; a niece, Teresa Fleming, of Baltimore, Maryland; two stepsons and their wives, Mathis and Mary Blackstock and David and Marjorie Blackstock, all of Austin; seven step- grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Lee and by her sister Vera Belcher.
Burial was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, with her husband Colonel Blackstock. [Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 2/5/2006.]
Leo Guy Blackstock (1899 - 1972)*
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Plot: Section W Site 942
Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Feb 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13233841