Huber Gifts Advance Alzheimer's Research
When Bill Huber passed away at the age of 94, his estate included a gift from his IRA to Southwestern Medical Foundation to support Alzheimer's disease research at UT Southwestern Medical Center. This legacy gift brought his total contributions through Southwestern Medical Foundation to approximately $300,000 in support of Alzheimer's disease research. These gifts were made in tribute to his wife Jerry, who died from the disease at the age of 82.
In an interview conducted in 2014, Mr. Huber spoke about his motivation for giving. "Alzheimer's research-that's what I'm after," said Mr. Huber. "My wife had Alzheimer's and died a horrible death, so I want to help somebody who has Alzheimer's. It is a terrible disease; you don't know how bad it is until you live with someone who has it."
Mr. Huber met his wife at Texas A&M, where he was a student. Jerry was attending the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman's University), the sister school of A&M. The year was 1943 and soon Mr. Huber would be called into military service. After World War II the couple became reacquainted, and they married while he was serving in the naval dispensary.
After leaving the Navy, Mr. Huber started an insurance agency in Dallas with a partner. The Hubers had three children.