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Milburn Dearing

Milburn Dearing

Dearing

 

Sept. 18, 1941 — May 1, 2024

Milburn Walter Dearing of Boerne, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, May 1 at the age of 82.

He was born on September 18, 1941, to Walter and Cora in Fredericksburg, Texas. He spent his early childhood in Cherry Springs and attended Cherry Spring School in the first grade.

The family moved closer to Fredericksburg where he graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1959 and earned a football scholarship to Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos, Texas.

Returning to Fredericksburg, he worked for Stroeher and Son for several years, during which time he met his future wife, Laverne. He did time in the Ready Army Reserves of the United States, at Fort Polk, with Company B, 871 construction engineers, and received an honorable discharge as a staff sergeant after expiration of his term of service in 1969.

In 1966, Milburn entered Texas A&M for the special-wildlife science course for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. After graduating from Texas Game Warden Academy, he married the love of his life, Laverne Pfeiffer , on July 9, 1966.

They were stationed in Odessa, Texas. During their time there, he worked in Crane, Ector, Loving, Ward and Winkler counties. A job opening in Kendall County allowed them to move to Boerne in March of 1967 where they remained to live and raised four children.

Milburn was the only game warden in Kendall County from 1967 to 1982, when he was joined in the same service by Ron Bennett, stationed in Comfort, Kendall County, who became one of his dearest friends.

One of his most unusual experiences was the appearance of a huge black bear in the Boerne area. He and then-Sheriff Glenn White were supposed to handle the situation and get rid of it, as ranchers were concerned for their livestock. After several sightings and tracking, the two got the opportunity to get a few shots off to attempt to scare it away, and in time the bear looked for another area to find some peace.

has earned the master peace officer certificate and the civil process proficiency Certification. He volunteered with Kendall County EMS as an intermediate EMT, instructor and examiner. He received the EMT of the year award in 1990 from the Boerne Kiwanis Club.

He worked for Security One and provided security for weddings and family gatherings in Kendall County.

Milburn enjoyed hunting and fishing and sharing his passion for the outdoors. For many years he played adult baseball in Fredericksburg and Boerne. Through his years as game warden he taught the hunter safety course to more than 500 students of all ages, to help them earn their hunter safety certifications. He also gave his time to school and scouting projects.

After 35 years of service, Milburn retired from the Texas Parks and Wildlife as a sergeant game warden in 2002. Soon after, he was appointed the Precinct 2 constable by the Kendall County Commissioners Court and sworn into office in March of that year. He remained constable until December 2015.

He performed bailiff duties in all justice courts and delivered papers for out-of-county courts and papers from local lawyers. He was certified as a civil process server through the Judicial Branch Certification Commission security officer through the Texas Department of Public Safety.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Laverne ; children Darrel Dean, twins Dennis Dale and Denise Deanne , Danette Schweers (Roy) and grandchildren Frank, Elizabeth and John Schweers; sister Carolyn Carson; brothers Willard and Delbert (Kaye Lynn); and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Cora and a sister, Agnes .

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. May 13 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Boerne, Texas, followed by a reception with light refreshments in the church Cana Ballroom.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Kendall County EMS Memorial Fund, or the Texas Hunter Education Instructor Association. Checks can be mailed to 4190 CR 4809, Ladonia, Texas 75449 or use https:// square.link/u/FBsIBAlD for online donations.

Memorial donations may also be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements with Ebensberger Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.