October 5, 1941 ~ December 2, 2004
Richard Aubrey Fielder, age 63, died December 2nd, 2004 in Lockhart, Texas. He was born October 5th, 1941 to the marriage of Floy Jeanette Yeatman and Aubrey Hammett Fielder and was a lifelong Lockhart resident. Richard graduated from Lockhart High School in 1959 and earned a business degree from the University of Texas in 1962. He studied accounting and law at the University of Houston and earned his law degree in 1968. Richard served as the City Attorney of Lockhart from 1969 until 1974 and as Caldwell County Attorney in 1969 and 1970. In 1970, Governor Preston Smith appointed Richard as the District Attorney for the 22nd Judicial District, covering Caldwell, Hays and Comal Counties. In 1972, he was elected District Attorney, serving one term until 1976. Richard continued his private law practice until 2001. Second only to his love for his daughter were the pleasures and excitement he derived from UT Football, scuba diving and underwater photography. Predeceased by his parents, Richard is survived by his daughter, Frances Elizabeth Fielder; his brother, Alan C. Fielder and his wife Mary Ann Fielder; his nephew and nieces, Aubrey Clark Fielder, Amanda Ashley Fielder and Kiirstin Lee Daniel and his former wife, Lucy Fielder. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6th at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 919 W. San Antonio St., Lockhart, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the UT Scholarship Fund of the Chisholm Trail Texas Exes, P.O. Box 1307, Lockhart, Texas 78644.
Sorry I could not be at the memorial as I had to be in Houston. Richard had many problems but he was always very generous and loyal to those he cared about. He also taught me to be a better lawyer. May he finally find peace.
Dear Frances and family, The Memorial Service was very nice and well attended. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your final tribute to Richard. It is my job to make your life a little less stressful during this time. I hope I did my job. Take care and come see us. Mary and Craig
I’m sorry that I did not hear about Richard until now. I was home last June (for the class of 64)and got to visit Richard a couple of times. My love and best wishes go out to you. Tom burchill