Robert M. Behrens (’65)

Robert Martin Behrens, passed on after a life full of love, wonderful experiences and sage advice. He taught us how to live as a man, father, grandfather, and a great-grandfather. His faith in the Lord and his family has been an inspiration to all who knew him. After years of numerous heart issues, a fall during his normal strengthening exercises caused a broken hip which could not be repaired. He passed at Harris Methodist in Fort Worth, surrounded by his family some in person and the remainder throughout the world. In his final hours his children, grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren got to say goodbye. Bob was born on March 7, 1931, in Houston, Texas, the second son of Cornelius Frederick Behrens and Evelyn Ackley Behrens. He was preceded in death by his elder brother Fred and his parents. Dad attended Christ the King Elementary School and St. Thomas High School where he met his future wife, Mary Roselyn Busick. After a US sponsored trip to Korea, they married on May 16, 1953. Behrens worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for many years, first as an installer, and then after completing the accelerated business degree plan at the University of Houston in just under 12 years was moved into management activities. He also fathered four children during that span, each of which required at least a semester off.

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