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Forrest & Minnie; Eric & Jane; Micheal & Vicki & their daughters Isabella & Lilly; Sarah
Eric and Jane Mims live in Victoria, Texas, where they are both on staff at the University of Houston-Victoria.
Micheal and Vicki Mercer live in Bryan, Texas, where Micheal works as a precision machinist and Vicki manages Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Isabella Grace Mercer was born on December 7, 2004. Lilly Sophia Mercer was born on June 26, 2008.
Sarah Mims works at a water and soil laboratory.
Forrest and Minnie live in Guadalupe County, Texas.
Lilly and Isabella Mercer
Eric & Jane Mims; Michael, Vicki & Isabella Mercer; Sarah, Minnie & Forrest Mims
Mothers Day 2010. From left, Minnie holding Isabella, Sarah, Forrest, Eric, Jane, Micheal, Vicki and Lilly.
Sarah A. Mims
Sarah Mims followed the tradition set by her brother Eric and her sister Vicki by conducting very high quality science fair projects while in high school. Like Eric and Vicki, she has earned numerous science fair awards, including First Place, Texas Junior Academy of Science (2002 and 2003).
Details about Sarah's most significant science project are given in a 4-page feature on NASA's award winning Earth Observatoryweb site (below). The abstract of the paper about this research, for which Sarah is lead author, is published in Atmospheric Environment.
Sarah Mims capturing fungal spores in smoke from Mexico using her homemade air sampler at the Texas Gulf Coast.
From page 1 of a feature about Sarah Mims on NASA's Earth Observatory web site.
Sarah Mims samples smoke on Petrifilms in the experiment that confirmed fungal spores and bacteria are in smoke.
Forrest M. Mims Jr. and Ollieve E. Mims
Ollieve E. Mims (1924-1995) was a homemaker, seamstress, gardener and Sunday School teacher. For 52 years she was married to my father, Forrest M. Mims Jr. (1923–1996), a graduate of Texas A&M University who served 34 years as a command pilot and civil engineer in the United States Air Force. During and following his military service, he was an architect, home builder, artist, illustrator, photographer, inventor, gardener and avid outdoorsman. He designed various churches in his spare time, while also serving as project officer for the Cadet Chapel of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Following his retirement from military service with the rank of colonel, he taught solar energy and home construction at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Forrest and Ollieve Mims
Forrest M. Mims Jr. (click to enlarge)
Pen and ink on paper by Forrest M. Mims Jr. (click to enlarge)