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10.3.14 Issue

John J. Shooter of The Woodlands, TX passed away on Sept. 11 at age 84. Services were held on Sept. 17 in Tyler, TX.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Champagne Shooter of The Woodlands, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Steve Friedman of Omaha, son, John Jay Shooter of Houston, TX; grandchildren: Jeremy and Ben Friedman of Omaha; brothers, Arthur, Neil and Don Shooter of California; sister, Joan Neller of California; and brother-in-law Bill Sherbert of Houston.

John was born in Ralston, NE. In 1952 he left Nebraska to start his career as a landscape contractor in Northern California. His talent and successful career was marked by several trips to the White House for honors and awards. In 1964 he was presented a beautification award from Lady Bird Johnson, wife of then President Lyndon B. Johnson. The award was for his work on the college of San Mateo, and the famous “Ghiradelli Square” in San Francisco. Several years later he was back at the White House again for another beautification award that was presented to him by Nancy Reagan, wife of then President Ronald Reagan.

Memorials may be made to the organization of your choice.