Janey Briscoe, the former first lady of Texas and a noted philanthropist and friend of the Health Science Center, died Oct. 12 at the age of 76. Mrs. Briscoe, wife of Gov. Dolph Briscoe, Jr., suffered from heart disease in recent years. She frequently was treated at University Hospital, where the children’s center bears her name.
More than 500 friends and colleagues attended her funeral services in Uvalde.
"From the corridors of the state Capitol to the hallways of University Hospital, Janey Briscoe was a Texan of beauty and grace, bringing hope and inspiration into the lives of those around her," Dr. John P. Howe, III, former Health Science Center president, said in an Express-News article.
Mrs. Briscoe was a member of The University of Texas System Board of Regents from 1981 to 1987 and was a member of the Health Science Center Development Board.
The Briscoes made frequent visits to the Health Science Center, including in 1985 when the Dolph Briscoe, Jr., Library was dedicated.
The family has established the Janey Briscoe Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for Health Science Center students. Donations may be made through the Office of the Vice President for University Relations, ext. 7-2056.