Raleigh Houston VanTrease long time member passes away
Raleigh Houston Van Trease, a successful lawyer and businessman, and resident of Austin, Texas died unexpectedly on January 17, 2021, at his ranch in Lampasas County.
Van Trease is survived by his wife, Leslie Paige Van Trease; his mother, Doris Van Trease; his two brothers, Buck Austin Van Trease and Clint Dallas Van Trease. He is also survived by his nephew and two nieces, James Austin Van Trease, Cecilia Tyler Van Trease, and Billie Kaye Houston Van Trease. Additionally, he is survived by his stepsons, Barrett Oliver Tilson and Logan Donald Tilson. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Van Trease.
Raleigh was born on July 4, 1961, in Kansas City, Missouri to Charles and Doris Van Trease. He graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, then received both his master's degree in political science and his law degree from the University of Kansas. From his mid 20's Raleigh has made his home in the Austin area.