In Memory


Cary Douglas Brock, 53, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, parents in law, brother in law and close friends on March 26, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Cary, a proud 5th generation Texan, was born on March 4, 1961 in Freeport, Texas to Howard and Mary Brock. Cary is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Brock. He is survived and loved by his wife, MeiLien Yeh, of nearly 19 years of marriage; father: Howard Brock; sister: Deborah Brock; brother: Kent H. Brock & wife Beth Allen-Brock; parents-in-law: Abraham and Anne Yeh; brothers-in-law: Chi Hwa and wife Cindy Yeh, Gideon Yeh, and Michael and wife Doris Yeh; as well as nieces and nephews: Ryan Brock, Lucas and Louie Yeh, Christine and Ellen Yeh, and Iris Yeh.

Cary graduated from Brazoswood High School in 1979; achieved B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985 and a B.S. in Geology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 1988. Cary was very passionate and spiritually connected to geology in which he continued to pursue the geological sciences as a life-long hobby, academically and professionally in that Cary was accepted to the PhD program at the University of Florida Geoscience Dept in Gainesville, FL for the Fall of 2014.

Cary had his fun, wild side of being a drummer as Halsey Taylor for the Delinquents, punk rock band in the 80s in Austin, Texas during his college years in which he had the privilege of playing with Lester Bangs and at CBGB. He loved music in that he continued to be a great support to the music community. He was one of the voting members in the Grammys.

Cary met no strangers. Cary met and touched many people in different stages of his life. Cary lived his life to the fullest and by the Golden Rule. Fun, loving, kind, generous, optimistic, wonderful, special, unique, one of the kind, intelligent and creative were just few words to describe Cary.

Cary and his wife & companion, MeiLien Yeh, of nearly 19 years, enjoyed and loved their traveling and adventures all over the world that included lots of train rides in Europe, U.S., Mexico, Panama, & Canada; Eastern & Orient Express train from Singapore to Bangkok, and train ride from Cusco to Machu Picchu; lots of snow skiing in U.S., Swiss Alps, Austria, & Italy; lots of scuba diving off of U.S. West Coast, Gulf of Mexico, East coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Aqaba, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean & Andaman Sea. In addition, Cary enjoyed golfing and fishing and studying the geological sites of places wherever they traveled.

Cary will be dearly missed by his wife, his families from both Brock and Yeh and network of friends from all stages of his life as he joined his dear mother in heaven above.

Please join his friends and family for a celebration in his honor at Bradshaw-Carter from 3pm to 6pm on April 5th (Sat) with music by Anne McCue and Clouseaux.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Network for Organ Sharing at



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03/26/14 06:55 PM #1    

Neal Beeson

I will really miss Cary. He had such a good heart and a really good man. I just recently reconnected with him and can't believe he is gone. God bless his entire family and many friends 

03/26/14 07:27 PM #2    

Phillip Sherbrook

I am so sorry to hear that Cary passed away today. Cary you will be missed,  R.I.P.  Brother. I am so glad you got a lot of travels in and I really enjoyed your pictures.



03/26/14 10:12 PM #3    

Chris Waples

The news today has hit me like a ton of bricks. I was in contact with Cary over the weekend and he was very excited about our 35th reunion in October. As in typical Brock fashion, he did not hesitate to tell me some things that would improve my profile on the website. He expressed his desire to do everything possible to make this the best reunion ever. I’m trying to make sense of the emails he sent me over the last few days followed by the sudden loss of my friend. It will be hard to pick up the torch he left behind, but pick it up we must. For now there is a void that Cary once filled with his humor, laughter and smile. Here’s to one of the best tea-sips I ever knew.

03/27/14 07:43 AM #4    

Steve Kidwell

You always had a good time around Cary. I was looking forward to seeing him in October. He will be missed. This one is for you, Cary; Hook'Em!

03/27/14 04:20 PM #5    

Bruce L Bradford

I was blessed to reconnect with Cary a couple of weeks ago.  Further blessed to have lunch with him last week.  As I listened (hard for me to do, but yes , Cary dominated the 2 hour "conversation") he shared the amazing Cary Brock journey to date, and the yet to be amazing Earthly future for Cary Brock.  I am not sure Harrison Ford could carry the lead, but I cannot wait to see the movie!

Cary lived the dream many of us have had in a short 53 years...missed, loved, never forgotten.

Toga, Toga, my friend...raise a glass with my precious Benjamin!



03/28/14 04:04 AM #6    

Duane Keprta

03/28/14 04:06 AM #7    

Duane Keprta

03/28/14 10:05 AM #8    

John Strauss

The thing I remember about Cary from school is that I was envious of how he always seemed to know who he was and where he was going.  I was not that sure of myself for many, many more years.  I did not talk to Cary very often after we both graduated UT, but whenever I did, he made me feel like I made his day just by calling him.

03/28/14 11:13 AM #9    

Chris Waples

Here are a couple of photos from the last reunion.

No, this one is not from the reunion

But this is from the reunion!

03/28/14 07:40 PM #10    

Rodney Crabtree

To the friend who turned me on to great music, a quote:

"They say you can't take it with you, but I think that they're wrong
'Cause all I know is I woke up this morning, and something big was gone
Gone into that dark ether where you're still young and hard and cold
Just like when they built you, brother, they broke the mold"

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