George W. Cape

  • Born: June 4, 1935
  • Died: February 1, 2013
  • Location: Georgetown, Texas

Ramsey Funeral Home & Crematorium

5600 Williams Dr.
Georgetown, TX 78633
Tel. 512.869.7775

Tribute & Message From The Family

George William Cape Jr.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Ramsey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church, 703 S Church St, Georgetown, TX 78626. Interment will be at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Georgetown. A memorial service will be held in Dallas at Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church.

George William Cape, Jr. was born on June 4, 1935, in Galveston, Texas to George Sr. & Maurine Cape. George was proud to be known as a "True Texan," having lived all around Texas. Encouraged by his aunts and with the help of the Navy, he attended the University of Texas Austin where he met Babs Bartow. Upon graduation from the School of Architecture, he married Babs and they were off for a two year "honeymoon" in Taiwan (thanks to the US Navy). They went from Taipei to Dallas in 1960 where he began his architectural career with Thomas, Jameson and Merrill. Soon after he began his own partnership, Woodward and Cape, evolving into EDI, SDI and ultimately part of PGAL. He served on the board of Dallas Athletic Club, as an officer for Texas Society of Architects, and an elder and teacher at Lake Park Presbyterian Church. George retired in 1996, and he and Babs relocated to Sun City Texas in Georgetown in 1997. While in Georgetown, he served as an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Georgetown and president of the Visual Arts Club. Now art became more than a hobby as he began to teach drawing classes for the Visual Arts Club & Senior University Georgetown and for a favorite student. It became a passion. George loved assisting Babs in leading Senior University Georgetown and friends' travels all over the world. George was well known for his original hand-drawn Christmas cards that touched hundreds of lives each holiday season. George passed away unexpectedly, but quietly on February 1, 2013, here in Williamson County. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Ann Weaver. George will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, & grandfather. George is survived by his wife Babs of 54 years, sister Judy Kay Cowan and husband Jeff, son Chris and wife Sonia and son Scott; nephews Jeremy, Joshua, and Chad and niece Linda. His grandchildren were another passion: grandsons Stephen, Harrison & Eric, granddaughters Rachel, Francesca, Christina, Courtney, Kelley, & Nani, and great-granddaughter Hallie. He will be greatly missed, but he left so many beautiful memories—visual and spiritual.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Building Fund of First Presbyterian Church Georgetown would honor George.

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