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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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Babs, Chris and Scott,
JoAnn told me about George's passing and being at the service in Dallas. It brought back memories of so much joy in our church and your part in it - the sermons George gave, the splendid stained glass window he designed, his smile and kind gentleness. Our lives are richer from his, and you all, being a part of it. My love and thoughts are with you.

Posted by Pam Leutz - Colorado Springs, CO - friend from Lake Park Church   February 11, 2013

So many wonderful memories golf and fellowship at the DAC. And a golfing trip with or wives, Babs and Jane to Palm Springs
we haven't seen each other in years but our memories are forever.

Posted by Creed Ford - Dallas, TX - Very old golfing buddy   February 09, 2013

I am still looking for "Cowboys" in the stain glass.

Posted by Jim & Mary Melton - Lewisville, TX - Friend   February 07, 2013

I was so sorry to see that George had passed away. Please know that I will carry your family in my heart.

Posted by Winnie Beck - Allen, TX - Friend   February 06, 2013

George worked in my dad's firm in the early 1960s. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family and friends

Posted by Donald Nelson - Dallas, TX   February 06, 2013

Just wanted to let you know that I'm sorry for your loss and that I'm thinking of you.

Posted by Charlie McAden - Austin, TX   February 05, 2013

With fond memories of George's and Bab's many contributions to the improvement of the Lake Highlands community. LH Presbyterian Church remains as a reminder of George's artistic and architectural talent and ability Our love and sympathy.

Posted by Joe and Betty Caldwell - Dallas, TX - Friends   February 04, 2013


Lynda & I are thinking of you and your family today, and include you in our prayers. George as a classmate, and close friend during our architecture school days at UT '58 will always be part of our special memories.


Posted by Horace & Lynda Wilson - Wimberley, TX - Friend & College Classmate   February 04, 2013

One of my fondest memories of George was receiving his annual Christmas card that he drew himself. His talent and kind soul will be missed by all. I know he now has a brand new canvas in Heaven!

Posted by Jim Carter - Boston, MA - Friend   February 04, 2013


My condolences to the Cape family. George was truly a wonderful soul, and I am assured he is in God's hands.

Posted by Laura May - Friend   February 04, 2013

Babs, we are so sorry to learn of George's death. Our sympathy to you and your family.

Phyllis & Jerry Savell

Posted by Jerry and Phyllis Savell - Dallas, TX - old friends   February 03, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Capes. I have many fond memories of George, especially when Chris and I played basketball and for getting my dad and I, Super Bowl Ten tickets (Dallas vs. Pitsburgh). We will also miss the wonderful drawings that George did each year for their Christmas cards. You will be missed.

Posted by Will & Yvonne Morgan - Edmond, OK - Friend   February 03, 2013

So many shared years, so many special memories. George leaves an indelible handprint on our hearts. We will always miss him. His art enriched our lives. We are so grateful for his caring love and friendship.
Our love,
Larry & Carole

Posted by Larry & Carole Kilmer - Georgetown, TX - Friends   February 03, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with all the Capes, George was well loved and I have great memories of a very funny man!

Posted by Beth Morgan - Atlanta, GA - Friend of the family   February 03, 2013

Over the past 3-1/2 years, we have enjoyed too many memories with the two of you to detail. George is a very special person to us and has positively influenced our lives in many ways. We will miss his presence so very much. Deepest condolences to you all and we look forward to many more memories with you.

Posted by Dennis & Terri Boroczk - Georgetown, TX - Friends   February 03, 2013

I just received the Women's League email informing us of George's death. Please know that my prayers and concern are with you and your family. May you find peace in your strong faith and comfort in your sweet memories.
Jo Baggett

Posted by Jo Baggett - Dallas, TX - Friend   February 03, 2013


So very sorry to hear of George's death. My prayers are with you and your family.
Vikki mcBrierty

Posted by Vikki    February 03, 2013

My prayers to you and your family, Babs. I am so sorry!


Posted by Diane Wakefield - Dallas, TX - friend   February 03, 2013

George always shared that added bit of architectural info on our Senior University trips making them even more memorable. Babs, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

Don and Donna Greaves

Posted by Donna Greaves - Georgetown, TX - friend   February 03, 2013

Babs, just a note to say how sorry I am. Please know how much I care and that I am thinking of you and your sweet family. Much love, Sandra Segrest

Posted by Sandra Segrest - Austin, TX - friend   February 02, 2013

George was a friend from my first days in Sun City. He was an outstanding architect and an inspiring artist-a community leader and more... a good friend and fine man. He will be truely missed by so many.
Bob Douglass

Posted by Bob Douglass - Georgetown, TX - Friend   February 02, 2013