Condolence & Memory Journal

An added note on remembering Gaylan on his birthday and hope Frank Franklin can make it. There's a venue change:
Friday, October 4, 2019
Threadgills Old No. 1
6416 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78752
5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M RSVP: Bryson McCall Smith 512 420-2655

Posted by Karen Williamson - Austin, TX - friend   September 09, 2019

Remembering Gaylan always a delight! I'll celebrate him again on His and My Brother B's Bday! Hope to see You Frank :).

Posted by Karen Williamson - Austin, TX - friend   September 08, 2019

I am so grateful that I was able to have you as a teacher. You not only taught me Latin, but you taught me responsibility. You made me laugh and were truly one of the most selfless people I have ever had the privilege to meet.

Posted by Avery Kearney - Edmond, OK - Student   November 15, 2018

We are very sad to learn of Mr. Dubose's passing. My son studied Latin with his last year online and really enjoyed him, I could tell he was a very special teacher. Our condolences.. Julie N

Posted by Julie N - Cincinnati, OH - Student   October 18, 2018

Gaylan, you were truly a kind and loving uncle. I miss talking to you. I am so honored to be related to such a well respected and loved human being. It is so heartwarming to see how many people that you touched in your life. I love you. Frank, I am so sorry for your your loss.

Yvette Johnson (niece)

Posted by Yvette Johnson - Oakland, TN - Family   October 15, 2018

Two of my children were privileged to learn Latin from Mr. Dubose last year, during his final year of teaching. He was such a wonderful and caring teacher to them, and will be greatly missed.

Missy Kennedy

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2018

Mr Dubose was one of my very favorite teachers at Westwood high school in the 80's. I took 3 years of Latin with him as my guide and teacher and also participated inJCL. He was an endearing, kind, funny and lovable man and teacher. I smile just thinking of him. My condolences to his family and partner in life for their loss! I am proud to be counted as one of his students and feel lucky to have met him. Much love.
Stephanie Slater October 5, 2018

Posted by Stephanie Slater - Georgetown, TX - Student   October 05, 2018

Our mother taught with him at Westwood (she was the art teacher) and I grew up being aware of him as a very kind and respected person. Our mother was choosy and he was one of the chosen. She passed away in 2013.

Posted by Selah Douglas - Austin, TX   October 04, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Mr. Dubose's family. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that you have wonderful memories of him to comfort you during this difficult time. I knew Mr. Dubose from his tenure at Travis High School. He was a fantastic teacher, but more than that he was a wonderful person who always had a smile on his face. His kindness to others was exceptional. All the best to his family.
Wanda Flowers

Posted by A friend   September 24, 2018


Dominus tecum! ave atque vale, magister...

Posted by Frank Kelland - Pottsboro, TX - Acquaintance   September 20, 2018

You will all ways be remembered, as a friend. Your going to be missed. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Posted by Davana Sorsby - Austin, TX   September 20, 2018

Gaylan, you did well. Thank you for your patience and humor. Ave atque vale.

Posted by Alan Abbe - Austin, TX - Teacher   September 20, 2018

My prayers to your family. I haven't seen you in many years, but I can see you were thought of very highly by many people. ~ Tommy Weisinger.

Posted by Tommy Weisinger    September 19, 2018

Gaylan was a good friend a best friend to many he cared and loved everyone he would give you the shirt off his back.i will miss you friend and I will always remember you and keep u in my heart you gman always...

Posted by Raymond Rodriguez - Austin, TX   September 19, 2018

Gaylan, a wonderful, warm person who was always so very kind to all. There is not one time that I can not remember him smiling and answering my very simple questions of a neophyte in this wonderful Latin teaching experience. Thank so much Gaylan for your help and kindness. Vade cum deo.

Anna Hinkle Sherman, Texas 9/19/18

Posted by Anna Hinkle - Sherman, TX - Teacher   September 19, 2018

Mr. Dubose was my favorite teacher at Travis High School back in the early 1980s. I was fortunate to have him as my English and Latin teacher for two years. I was not always the easiest pupil, but he was always patient with my antics. I was surprised and delighted, many years later, while visiting Saint Andrew's to discuss my daughter's classroom antics, to hear a familiar voice laugh and say, "Well, Miss Rose!!! I see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!" It was Mr. Dubose, and he would teach my children too. He was a good man, a gentle soul, and loved by many. I am so very sorry for your loss, Mr. Franklin.

Posted by Mary Beth (Rose) Barnstone - Austin, TX - Student   September 19, 2018

Our dearest friend is gone from us, but he is in a better place and for that we pray for eternal life! The world has lost a wonderful caring man who spent his life giving and sharing with others all the wonderful knowledge of his life. His knowledge and abilities with others was in many fields. Farewell Dr. Gaylan DuBose! Elias and Cynthia Zachos

Posted by Elias Zachos - Austin, TX - Friend   September 19, 2018

You were warm and caring person and I'm glad we were cousins. Love Paula

Posted by Paula Meneley - Harwood. Texas - Family   September 19, 2018


Go with God my friend. You will be missed on this Earth but all will meet again.

Posted by Carol Moreno - Leander, TX - Acquaintance   September 19, 2018

I was fortunate to experience Gaylan's kind personality. As a child, Gaylan visited his Grandparents during the summer in Waelder who were next door neighbors with my grandparents. Little did we know that our teaching careers would connect with various student activities through future years. Gaylan was soft spoken and gentle mannered. I feel blessed to have known Gaylan.

Posted by Patsy Kirksey - Lockhart, TX   September 19, 2018

Requiescat in pace

Posted by Donna Wurst - Buda, TX - Family   September 19, 2018

For all the years I served as the Lower School Head at St. Andrew's, I had the wonderful good fortune of having Gaylan at the helm of our Latin program. He was truly beloved by all his students and by all the LS faculty and families. What a treasure he was and such a fabulous educator. He will be deeply missed.
Sharon Wilson

Posted by sharon wilson - austin, TX - Friend   September 18, 2018

I met Gaylan at a NJCL Convention and attended one of his seminars on teaching Latin. He was a great teacher and true gentleman.

Posted by Martha Pearlman - Thornton, PA   September 18, 2018

Oh, I'll always remember his Sparkle! My Brother B's Teacher and they shared the same Birthday.

Posted by Karen Williamson - Austin, TX   September 18, 2018

To my beloved brother. Thank you are being the star in our family. You are forever in my heart. Yes, good night sweet prince. te amamus.

Posted by Alexis "Lexie" Petty - San Antonio, TX - sister   September 18, 2018

Gaylan was one of a kind! Even if he had no time, he made you feel like your concern was the most important one in the world! His advice was always spot-on, and he followed up to be sure you were okay. I shall miss him, but I know he's "waxing eloquently" and astounding those around him with his wit and wisdom.

Posted by Marsha'l Westfall-Haessig - Arlington, TX - Teacher   September 18, 2018

Will miss your humor and seeing you at State and Nationals. Thanks for all you did. Requiescat in pace

Posted by Gage Pope - San Antonio, TX - Teacher   September 18, 2018

My deepest sympathies for your loss. He was one of my favorite teachers.

Posted by Terri Cooter - Leander, TX - Student   September 17, 2018

You will be missed. Great memories from high school - you made English fun ☺. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Posted by Diana Martinez-Ruedas - Austin, TX - Student   September 17, 2018

Gaylan always made me feel welcome at the TCA fall conferences as a colleague in a noble profession. I'll miss his gentleness, he is one of the many stars of Texas who graced the teaching of Latin, I'm so glad I got to meet him.

Posted by Patrick Abel - EL PASO, TX - Coworker   September 17, 2018

I enjoyed Gaylan's acquaintance over a decade of JCL conventions, and always held him in high regard. Would that I had known him better.

Posted by Debbie Huffman - Houston, TX - Acquaintance   September 17, 2018

Gaylan, we will miss your happy spirit at St. Andrew's. Thank you for all your years of service, and your willingness to step in to play for chapel when I had to be out. Good wishes on your new travels!

Posted by Rebecca Kyriakides - Austin, TX - Coworker   September 17, 2018

Gaylan was and always will be a true Classic in every sense of the term. Your spirit will carry on, Gaylan, carry on in so many of us. Thank you for everything you added to my life and most importantly to the lives of all our students. I am saddened to lose you and joyed to have known you...

Posted by Clyde Lehmann - San Antonio, TX - Friend   September 17, 2018

Gaylan meant so much to me and to so many others because he cared. It was an authentic love that inhabited his very being. I learned so much from him and I will never forget his many contributions to my life.

Posted by Kurt Gerhard - Washington, DC - Coworker   September 17, 2018

Gaylan was a great friend, and his absence in this world makes everything a little less bright. I only knew him in his "retirement," although he never gave up teaching Latin. Gaylan was a voracious reader and would frequent the St. John branch of the Austin Public Library. For several years, he volunteered at the same location. The staff got to know Gaylan and were very appreciative of the time we spent with him. We are going to miss him!

Posted by Michael Abramov - AUSTIN, TX - Friend   September 17, 2018

I am honoured to be able to call Gaylan my uncle (by marriage). He was the kindest, most caring of people, with a wicked sense of humour. I will so miss our chats and text messages. Gaylan read "The Road Not Taken" at my wedding, apropos, since Gaylan didn't just follow his own path, he forged ahead and created his own. He will be greatly missed. Denise Maples (James & Philippa)

Posted by Denise Maples - Plano, TX - Family   September 17, 2018

Dear Gaylan was a master teacher but also a master human being. His big heart had room for so many of us. Ave atque vale, vir optime.

Posted by Sherwin Little - Hamilton, OH - Friend   September 17, 2018


Gaylan was a gem, and I'm sorry he is gone. Frank, I am so sorry for your loss. Gaylan was a true friend and a gentle soul. I shall miss him for the rest of my life.

Posted by E. Elizabeth Brown - Jones Creek, TX - Friend   September 17, 2018

I always called you "Sir", a deserving title for a great man. I will miss your wit and wisdom but I have all you taught me to serve me well until we meet again.

Posted by Cathy Belliveau - Round Rock, TX - Student   September 16, 2018

Sad to hear of the death of one of the sweetest souls on this earth. I taught with Gaylan at Westwood where he was a dedicated and loved teacher. His influence will be felt for years to come.

Posted by JUDITH MULLINS - CEDAR PARK, TX - Coworker   September 16, 2018

My heart is so sad for your family. I was lucky enough to have Mr. Dubose as a teacher at Travis (for both English and Latin!) and loved being in his class. He was the most gentle soul and so kind. He will be missed by so many!

Posted by Gina Harris - San Diego, CA - Student   September 16, 2018

Gaylon, you will be missed my friend. I will miss you. May the Lord lift up your family during this difficult time. Your Care Manager Pam

Posted by Pamela Miller - West Point, TX - Friend   September 16, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr. DuBose was THE BEST teacher. He cared for each and every one of his students... and had such sharp wit while doing so. The world has lost a real gem.

Posted by Tina Farris - Colorado Springs, CO - Student   September 16, 2018

Gaylan was such an inspiring mentor, teacher and friend. You touched the lives of so many people. I hope you are at peace now. Can't believe you are gone.

Posted by Elizabeth Heintzelman - Houston, TX - Coworker   September 16, 2018

He was my friend, an example of excellent teaching to emulate, one who expected quality from himself and his students. Shortly after he came to teach at Travis High from San Antonio, he came to me after a pep rally and said, "Why didn't you tell me what a wonderful place this is?" He gave so much of himself to faculty and students. All of us who knew him owe him a debt. "Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Posted by Geraldine Brooks - Austin, TX - Friend   September 16, 2018


Gaylan was unfailingly kind, modest, and considerate. I was fortunate to know him through NJCL and even more fortunate to use in my classes the materials he so generously shared.

Posted by Alice Sanford - Nashville, TN - Friend   September 15, 2018