Wilfred Francois Pete Roux Jr., 79, died peacefully in his Evergreen home on July 18 following a brief encounter with cancer.
He was born Feb. 2 1929, in New Orleans, La., to Jesselle Lott Roux and Wilfred F. Roux Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents and his only sibling, Regina.
Pete earned three degrees in geology: a bachelor of science from Tulane, a master of science from Louisiana State, and a Ph.D. at the University of Texas. He married his lifelong companion, Sue Lander Roux, in 1956 in Victoria, Texas.