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    Jun 2, 2019, 1:00 PM US/Eastern

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Louis René Barrera

July 15, 1958 - April 15, 2019

Join us in celebrating the life of Louis René Barrera by sharing stories, memories and photos to this lasting memorial. We hope you can join us for a day of service in René's honor on June 1st and at a celebration of his life on June 2nd. Please RSVP if you are able to attend on June 2nd.

Our beloved, Louis René Barrera, 60, of Austin, Texas, passed away on April 15, 2019. He struggled with a relapse of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and died at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. René was born in Beaumont, Texas, on July 15, 1958.  The family moved to their home in Orange, Texas when he was a young child. René acquired his love of science and knowledge of planting aptitude from both of his parents.  As a child,...  see more
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  • Ed  Brett
    I worked with Rene on many of his projects as I was interning with him. He was an inspirational character to me and a grounded, down to earth guy. We talked about running and ecology and he taught me lots about our natural world. My condolences to his...  more
  • David Todd
    René was a great friend, teacher, and leader. I will always treasure and miss our times together.
  • Donna Ellis
    Donna Ellis added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Louis René Barrera:
  • Sheri Guess
    I am so saddened to hear of Rene's passing. I only got to meet him once, but we spent a day together many years ago clearing invasive plants out from under the Montopolis bridge. He told me about "bastard cabbage" (his smile was so special...  more
  • Peter Beck
    Thanks Rene for spending so many hours of your time teaching and working with St. Edward's students. You will be greatly missed by all.
  • Marc Opperman
    Marc Opperman added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Louis Rene Barrera:
  • Betty Parks
    Betty Parks added 6 photo(s) to the memorial Louis Rene Barrera:
  • Family & Friends
    2005 Austin Chronicle Article “Dreaming of Buffalo: Prairie preservationists want to turn Austin’s eyes - and energies - eastward"

    The city of Austin is home to roughly 1 gazillion waxleaf ligustrum plants, and only one René Barrera. (from 2005...  more
    Dreaming of Buffalo