Richard Rabb


Richard Rabb, 63, of Llano, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

Memorial services were held Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m. at Lutie Watkins United Methodist Church in Llano, with the Reverends Elliott Pancoast and Leslie Tomlinson officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Waldrope – Hatfield – Hawthorne Funeral Homes of Llano.

Rabb was born July 4, 1950, in San Saba, the son of Sam and Mary Rabb. He married Debbie Welgehausen on June 10, 1972, and she survives.

A 1968 Llano High School graduate, Rabb earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University in 1972, and upon graduation, went to work for the Federal Land Bank. He had a 27-year career and retired in 2000.

Rabb was a member, past president and director of the Hill Country Livestock Raiser’s Association. He also volunteered at the Fort Worth Stock Show.

In addition to his wife, Rabb is survived by two daughters, Casey Kendrick and her husband, Andy, of Friona, and Cassidy Rabb of Stephenville, and two granddaughters.

He is also survived by his parents, Sam and Mary Rabb of Llano; three brothers and sisters-in-law, including Sam and Carol Rabb Jr. and Hilton and Ginny Rabb, all of San Antonio, and Russell and Jane Rabb, of Llano.

Survivors also include his mother-in-law, Marion Welgehausen of Fredericksburg; and brother-in-law, Myron Welgehausen and wife, Lisa, also of Fredericksburg.

Rabb was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Oliver Welgehausen. 

Memorials may be made to the Hill Country Livestock Raiser’s Association, the Llano County A&M Club or to the charity of choice.

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