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FC: In Memory

1: Pat Harvill

2: In early January of 2011 we asked Hudson & Marshall employees if they would like to send in thoughts for the family, funny stories they remember, memories of Pat or simply a favorite picture. The response was very touching. Not only did we hear from our employee’s, but from former employees, clients, vendors and even a competing auction company. We are sure that many other people that did not contribute to the book wanted to share their thoughts or memories directly with the family. We hope that you enjoy this book. It is our small way to create a memorial and testament to such a wonderful man.

4: Here is the photo of the three of us the time we took the Baron down to A&M. It is a pretty funny and great memory, and to add to it, it turned out to be one of the biggest games in A&M basketball history. During a slow week about 5 or 6 years ago, Brad and I decided that we would drive down to College Station for a Wed night A&M/Texas Basketball game. A&M was on the bubble to make the NCAA tourney and a win over a highly ranked UT team was a signature win that they needed. We told Harvill that we would buy the tickets and drive down if he wanted to go. He responded, by saying and I quote, “Bump driving, let’s call Foley and take the Baron down there. It ain’t nothin’ for me does buzz a couple Aggies down there to get their Fannies whipped” Well, long story short, Longhorn PJ Tucker dribbled out the shot clock not realizing it with less than 10 seconds to go and A&M won the game on a buzzer beater by Acie Law that has gone down in Aggie Lore as “The Shot”, and coining the phrase Its (insert any random time, date, situation) and PJ Tucker is still dribbling) Pat had flown left seat down there, but he wanted to do nothing on the way back but drown his sorrows as Brad, Roxy, Sandy and I toasted victory. He would never admit it, but I think he had more fun and cherished it more that he could watch Brad and I could enjoy the victory, especially regaling how we won. As can be imagined, Pat’s quote about buzzing Aggies down to get there fannie whipped has been thrown back around between the three of us about million times since that night. The picture was taken right after the game Brett Richards Hudson & Marshall

7: Here is a good picture of the H&M crew at Knickers or Nothin’ Golf Tournament benefiting Wipe Out Kids Cancer. Pat was one of our biggest supporters in getting the annual tournament off the ground. Brad Pace Hudson & Marshall

8: Wanted to let you know how beautiful, I thought Pat’s memorial service was. It would have been just what he wanted – a room full of his friends telling stories and laughing. We were the first ones there and the Church was quiet and empty. As it filled, you could just feel the warmth and love within the room. I saw people I had not seen in many years. Everyone I spoke with had the same sentiments --- “we have lost a most wonderful man”. My two girls commented on the way home – “Mr. Pat knew a lot of people”. Cathy Simmons, Sales Negotiator Hudson & Marshall

10: There are so many things I learned from Pat Harvill in the 2-1/2 years working with him, but a few stand out: Pat always cared about others even though he was dealing with his own problems. One particular day comes to mind when he heard I was out of the office for a doctor's appointment. He called me the next morning to check how I was doing, all this while he was in the hospital getting a treatment. Pat taught me the joy of giving, and how giving a little extra can mean so much to others whether it was a little extra attention, a little extra concern, or an extra tip. By watching Pat interact with people, I learned the importance of giving everyone respect regardless of their position or level, whether client, friend or stranger. He had the same respect for the waitress and hostess at a Restaurant as he did for the chef and the owner. One day while visiting a client, he held the elevator door for a man coming down the hall. The man was very grateful. Pat was just being Pat to a stranger at the time. Turned out this man on the elevator was one of the individuals in our meeting. Pat has taught me to not take life for granted, appreciate each day, and live life to the fullest. He has had a tremendous impact on my life and will be truly missed. Kelly Hinerman Vice President of Operations, H&M

11: "Pat has taught me to not take life for granted, appreciate each day, and live life to the fullest."

13: I am so thankful that I had the chance to get to know Pat over the last 3 years. He is an amazing man and someone that I truly admire. One of the things I think I admire most about him is his passion. His passion for life, his family, his friends, his company and his airplanes. I have learned a lot from him. Not only from a business perspective, but a role model for what it takes to be a wonderful person. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him or ask myself “what would Pat do”. I sure do miss him. Jeff Abernathy, COO Hudson & Marshall

14: Pat leaned down and said..."Does life get any better than this....My wife, daughter, niece, several good friends and MY JET!" Staci Saunders Hudson & Marshall

15: I was hired by H&M in June of 2010, and without much more than a month with the company was generously invited to their 4th of July party. Even better, the company also invited my girlfriend and flew both of us in for the weekend. We were both impressed. The party was indeed one to remember: food on the grill, margaritas flowing, children running & squirting water guns, an amazing air show, spectacular fireworks, and to top it off: a ten piece band playing dance tunes ( Chicago to Black Eyed Peas! ) Sandra had a chance to spend a little one-on-one time with Pat on the balcony of the condo looking down at at all the happy people: friends, family, his professional family and she felt his sense of enjoyment and pride at such a joyful and fun event. All those people were there and enjoying the day and each other because of Pat, his partner, the company they built, and the good people they chose to work with them. Really impressive we both thought. Later, as Sandra reflected on the event and our trip and hoping to get invited back says: "Listen, this is such a fantastic company with fun people who know how to throw a party, you better not screw up your new job--I want to come back next year!" So the pressure's on! To Pat: I hope you know, I'm honored to be one of your lucky hand-picked people who will do my absolute best to make you and H&M proud (and Sandra back at fun company parties). Cheers to you! ---Gary Martinson.

16: Today my heart hurts. We lost one of the most amazing men I have ever known. He has truly impacted my life and it has been such an honor to be a part of his. You will never be forgotten Mr. Harvill. Lindsey LeBlanc, Hudson & Marshall | [Pat] was such a huge inspiration & anyone that crossed his path knew how lucky they were! Such a sad day... but I feel so honored to have known such a great person... he is in a better place now... may he rest in peace. Rita Trevino, former H&M employee | Today we've lost an amazing man. Pat Harvill I will miss you dearly. You've touched so many lives & I feel so blessed to have known you and worked for such an incredible man. Jennifer Colbert Hudson & Marshall

19: I cannot tell you how I feel except numb! This man was one of the kindest men I have ever known! He gave all of us so many opportunities, shared his success with us without winking an eye; why does God take away such good people? And though I love Dave; this place will be a very sad place to be. Adrian told me to truck on, Pat would have wanted it that way. So I will. My heart aches for Jelia, Brandon and Kristin but can only smile and I am thankful that this man loved his family and adored spending time with them. I pray Jelia is holding up, we love her as much as Pat! Phyl Green, Auction Administrator Hudson & Marshall | P.S. This is my favorite picture taken at an auction.

20: Yes an amazing man that impacted so many lives. I’ve never met a more humble, kind, & compassionate man. Jennifer Colbert, Hudson & Marshall

21: I sure miss your face, Mr. Harvill. God bless you and the countless number of people who miss it too. We will remember you forever and will continue to love you always. Michelle Meek Hudson & Marshall

22: Letter From Heaven by Ruth Ann Mahaffey To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say... but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above. Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight. Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you." It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on. I need you here badly; you're part of my plan. There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man." God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do. And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you. And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight. God and I are closest to the middle of the night. When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain. I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned. But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand. But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over. I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before. There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb; but together we can do it by taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too... that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you. If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain, then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain." And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile, knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile. So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low, just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go. When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind; I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind. And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free, remember you're not're coming here to me. Michelle Young, Receptionist Hudson & Marshall

23: Pat Harvill~ What an amazing man he was! I thought for all my life there was only one great man in this world and that was my grandfather. But I quickly changed my mind after meeting Pat. Pat and my grandfather share so many of the same values. I admired Pat every day, for his courage and commitment. He never knew the word “give up” or “stop”. When I think about Pat, several things come to mind. I think about the Eagles, M&M’s, Iced Tea, Cheez-It’s, Sudoku, and the Longhorns. But the most important thing I think about when I think about Pat is love. He loved everyone, and you could feel that. You could see and hear the love in him when he talked about his family. He was always so proud of his family. I only hope that someday, I can be the kind of parent that Pat was. I learned many things from Pat. I learned that no good deed ever goes undone. I learned that integrity and trust in the Lord will take you far in your journey. I learned that hard work pays off. And I learned that men like Pat are truly a blessing from God. It was an honor to work for him, a blessing to know him, and a memory that will stay with me until we meet again. "I am the Resurrection, and the Life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. (John 11:25,26) Kasey Knowlton, Hudson & Marshall

24: Pat was such an inspiration to all of us. He always came to the office with a positive disposition, ambitious attitude and a smile. He would challenge us to work hard and strive to get as many offers approved as possible. He was the type of business owner that you truly wanted to work hard for and do your best. My fondest memories of Pat include traveling with him on his private jet. He was always so hospitable and made sure everyone was taken care of. He will be remembered as a kind hearted, intelligent, hard working family man. Pat will be missed very much by his family at H & M. My thoughts and prayers are with Pat, may he rest in peace and the Harvill family. Laura Arbini Hudson & Marshall

25: Today we lost an amazing and incredible man. He touched so many lives and will be dearly missed by all. I feel blessed to have known him. My thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones. Meredith Lyons Hudson & Marshall

26: Unfortunately, I didn’t share the privilege of some in having the opportunity to share many memories and experiences with Pat. Nonetheless, he made me instantly feel welcomed in to this wonderful extended family. The first time I met Pat I shook his had and told him my name, and as is the case with most he has a hard time remembering and saying it. I told him that my family calls me GeeGee and he could call me that as well. He said “Perfect! My wife’s name is Jelia, I can remember that name! It’s settled, you’re now GeeGee.” It wasn’t much, but it was a warm moment and I knew then that I was in a warm, welcoming place. I just feel privileged to be in the presence of someone so genuine and loved. His presence exuded warmth and welcome, always saying good morning and good bye, every day. As a little girl I was taught that when the rains come it signifies an angel getting his wings. Today, I know unequivocally, that Pat was at the front of that line. Gentry Harvey, Funds Administrator Hudson & Marshall | Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

27: Pat was very considerate person. He would always stop by my desk to say hi or bye. His strong will and kindness left a huge impression on me. He will be missed and always remembered! Olga Sullivan, Auction Administrator Hudson & Marshall

28: My favorite auction of all is Michigan. The hardworking people of that state and of course the H&M store! After a very busy auction in Detroit, we were all sitting around waiting for the last contracts to be entered into RAMS and started a conversation of how we were going to head off to the H&M store and shop till we dropped and Lori wanted to be dropped off at the tattoo parlor to get a new tattoo. Out of nowhere Pat flexes his arm and said, “yeah, if I got a tattoo, they’d probably run out of ink!” We laughed so hard, I love that man and miss him dearly! Phyl Green, Hudson & Marshall

29: Rest in peace Pat. I'm very honored to have known you. Noshin Chambers, Hudson & Marshall

30: I had the privilege of working for Pat for several months. In the short amount of time that I worked with Pat, I was touched by his kind hearted spirit. It was refreshing to have a boss who was as approachable and genuine as Pat was. The one thing that stood out to me above everything else was the fact that it was obvious that Pat truly loved people. He really listened, really connected, and no matter what he was doing, Pat always seemed to have the time to stop and pay full attention to whoever was in his presence. I can recall a time that we were scheduled to have our weekly meeting and were told that Pat and Dave would be sitting in. Being new to the company, and it being my first meeting which included the owners, I was feeling a little nervous. I took my seat at the conference table and Pat walked in and sat down right next to me. I sat there thinking to myself, “Heather, don’t say anything dumb, don’t speak out of turn, and if you don’t know the answer just say you don’t know!” Things were going fine, until all of a sudden I started having a coughing attack. I was so embarrassed and kept thinking how I was interrupting the meeting, when I felt Pat’s hand patting my back, asking me if I was alright and if I’d like him to get me some water. Thankfully my coughing stopped shortly thereafter. I just remember thinking to myself how kind he was to do that. I was touched by his kindness on a day to day basis. Anyone who worked for Pat can tell you what a great man he was. And even though I am new to the Hudson & Marshall family, I am forever grateful to have known him. I can honestly say that Pat was the best boss I have ever had- and I’m willing to bet that everyone who has worked for him feels the exact same way. It was an honor working for him. I am so sorry for his whole lovely family's loss. For our loss. But what an amazing gift knowing him was. I'm sure not sorry for that. Thanks, Pat Harvill, for being so cool. For being such a role model. For caring so much about us all. Heather Mannering Hudson & Marshall

31: I did not know Mr. Harvill that well, but in the little time I spent with him I was able to see the unique way he interacted with me and my co-workers, and this made me very glad to be a part of Hudson & Marshall. He welcomed me warmly and always made a point to stop by and say hello. When speaking with him, he had a way of making me feel important and appreciated. I am thankful to have had a chance to know him and work for him. Stephanie Miley Hudson & Marshall

34: Such a very sad day. The world lost the most amazing man this morning I'm so grateful that I had the honor of knowing him. I know that he's in a better place now, enriching the lives of everyone in Heaven. My thoughts are with the Harvills. Deanne Piepiora, former H&M employee

35: The world lost an amazing man today. My thoughts and prayers are with the Harvill family. I wanted to share a story of my favorite memory of Pat. It was my first real road trip with the guys. I was so excited that I got to travel during the week. I vowed not to be high maintenance and go with the flow. We had an on-site sale in Gas City, IN of a lovely home; ok not so lovely but a home just the same. We stopped at a convenience/liquor store on the way out of town. We grabbed a bottle of what else, Kendall Jackson chardonnay. Although the bottle was a little dusty, it was sure to quench our thirst. We arrived at the hotel in Indianapolis (I think) and decided to have a couple of drinks since there was no auction that night. I partook in the wine while the others, Pat, Harold, John and Michael (again, to the best of my recollection) had a little Crown Royal Special Reserve. I took my first sip of wine and winced a little, I don’t think anyone saw my reaction to the first sip. I thought the wine tasted a little funny, but darnit, I was NOT going to complain. I mean I’m on the road crew and might never get invited back. Finally, Pat was ready to have a glass of wine. He poured a glass, brought it to his mouth and caught the soured smell. He said in his usual Pat way, “gawl dangit” and asked me why I was drinking it. I just shrugged my shoulders. Needless to say, he took the glass AKA coffee cup from me and got me a decent drink. This is such a precious memory which I will never forget. Sara Mundell former H&M employee

36: Pat was truly special and a blessing to have here on earth. I am lucky that I got to meet him. My thoughts are with you and everyone who is missing him. Ashley Cocciolone, H&M Contractor I just wanted to say that I appreciate Pat coming around to everyone telling us personally, what a great job we were doing and taking time out of his day to stop at my cube and talk to me to see how I was doing and to let me know that he recognizes my hard work. Paula Ferrell former H&M employee

37: Heart is heavy. Just found out my old boss in Dallas went home to the Lord. [Pat was] one of the kindest men I have ever known. Besides my father, he taught me more about auctions and real estate than anyone. He was a great role model. [He was] truly salt of the earth and he inspired everyone he came in contact with. He's home. Paul D. Kelly, former H&M employee | R.I.P. Mr Harvill. Thank you for the opportunity you gave me and the knowledge you shared. It was you that gave me the courage to start my own business! Marlon Hannon former H&M employee

38: I have a great photo of Pat that I have always kept in my office adding strength to each day, making a toast to H&M saying “let’s getter done!” Pat enjoyed company hour-hour but mostly he enjoyed and encouraged everyone else to have a good time. Brenda Grogan former H&M employee | "Here's to family, friends, and Hudson & Marshall." -Pat Harvill

39: Pat was a kind, sincere, genuine person. When he asked how your day was going, he was truly interested in your answer. You could do no better in learning how to care for others than by than by following Pat's wonderful example. He will be truly missed. Jenny Saffle, former H&M employee

40: My heart is so heavy over this. Rest in Peace, Pat Harvill. You will be missed. My thoughts go out to the Harvills, the Marshalls, Dave, John, Cathy, everyone touched by such a great man. Erin (Vance) Topham, former H&M employee I am so sad to hear about Pat. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was truly a genuine & kind hearted man. It was truly a honor meeting him. What an amazing man of strength. He will be missed. Nidia Sanchez, former H&M employee

41: What an amazing man. He will be missed by so many. Thoughts and prayers to all who loved him. Jenny (Dearing) Hopper, former H&M employee | My heart goes out to [Pat's] family. Words can not explain the love and respect we have for [him.] Tony Covarubio, former H&M employee

42: I was so stunned and deeply saddened to learn that dear Pat Harvill has passed away. What a loss for his family, for Hudson & Marshall and for the industry. He was a wonderful man who was the very personification of integrity, kindness and class. My brother Eric and I have always been honored and proud to have had the association with Hudson & Marshall . . . and when I think of the company, his is the face that first comes to mind. Pat is the Hudson & Marshall person whom I’ve known longest and best. The face of Hudson & Marshall has always been warm, kind, fair, honest and exceedingly professional. It was impossible not to have the highest respect for Pat. I will miss him very much. My heart goes out to his wife and children and extended family, and to all of you who have lost such a special person. Thank you, Shannon, for letting me know. You have my sympathy. Please extend my thoughts to Dave, Sam, John and all the team I’ve come to know and respect. Pat and his family are, and will continue to be, in my prayers. Aleda Nelson, NV friend of H&M

43: My thoughts and prayers are with Pats family,Dave Webb, and the entire H&M family. Pat, You have touched our life very much, though we barely knew you. I know if I had and the time and opportunity to get to know you we would have been close friends. You touched our lives through greatly shaping the life of our daughter Michelle. You gave her opportunity, guidance, and support. Your efforts along with those of Dave, and the other Managers at Hudson and Marshall developed her into a contributing member of a great team. You developed this team into a great company. Lastly you recognized and rewarded her as you did the other contributors at Hudson and Marshall. A parent only wants their children to grow up productive and happy. You and H&M have given Michelle and many others this opportunity, and for this we thank you for touching our lives. John & Anna Meek friends of H&M

44: Mr. Pat Harvill and was such an amazing person and I was and still am so grateful to have known him. I remember one day coming back from walking to 7/11 I’m sitting at my mom's cube eating these chocolate covered pretzels and he puts his hands out for some...I did not know who he was and just gave him one, he smiled and walked away. my mom turns to me and tells me he owns the company with Mr. Webb...I laughed a little then went and gave him some more...the next time I got some I set aside some just for him. he was such a warm and amazing person and I loved him dearly...he always had a smile on his face and was a very strong man...he was and still is a huge inspiration to me, no matter what your going through always show that your ready for a new day. Love. Jordan Mayne Allen Lori Allen's (H&M) daughter

46: I was in shock today to hear about Pat’s passing. What a wonderful man! I only met him a few times but knew immediately that he was a good, kind, decent, caring person. I know you and the H&M team will greatly miss him. Please give my condolences to Dave and everyone there. Everyone here at Williams & Williams shares your grief. God bless, Elsa Lewis evp, residential sales Williams & Williams

47: I am so sorry to hear about Pat. I was not aware he was not doing well and but I am glad he is not suffering anymore but sad for all of us and his family that will miss him dearly! He was such a wonderful person. I remember my first auction I went to meeting you and then sitting next to Pat through the whole auction and he taught me the “ropes”. I could not understand a word the auctioneer was saying and I had to keep asking Patwhere are we? What is he saying? After the first day I felt I was getting the hang of things and able to understand and it was all thanks to Pat. He sat with me before and after the auction to go over things with me. Such a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and if you need anything please let me know. Hugs, Kimberly Keefer Premiere Asset Services

48: I was new to Fannie Mae and did my first auctions with Pat in 1986: Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi. One of the nicest people I met was Pat and he made the whole process seem like fun- not like work at all. Over the years, I found out about Pat’s love of flying and the fact that I also had my pilot’s license meant we had some lively discussions about flying. I remember auction events where his father also attended and I laughed so much because of their banter. Pat left us much too soon. Shirley Mastenbrook Fannie Mae | I have a short saying that meant so much to me and brought true excitement. "It will sell today"! Sitting next to Pat at the auction table brought so much excitement and an adrenaline rush. It was a true joy to work with him. He'll be missed. Beverly Green, Freddie Mac/Homesteps | "It will sell today!"

49: I just wanted to relay my sympathies to all at H&M. This is a terrible loss. I am so very sorry. We will miss him greatly. He was a very kind man. You could see that about him even before he spoke a word. Jennifer Washburn, Premiere Asset Services Thanks for the email and letting me know. I know that Pat will be missed by all that ever worked or knew him. Please convey my deepest sympathies to all. Terry Free, Chase Home Mortgage

50: I am very very very sorry to hear this. I will be keeping Pat’s family and friends in my prayers, as I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. Jaimie Thawley Chase Home Mortgage I am so sorry for your loss. [Pat] was a wonderful person and inspiration. I bet Deb was [there to greet him] and now he is flying her around! Kim Keefer Premiere Assest Services

51: Once again, so sorry for your loss. We have all lost a great man. David Lamoureux Ad Cetera, Inc. I am very sad to hear the news of Pat's passing. He was a very special man. My prayers go out to Pat's family as well as the H&M family. Laura Culley Premiere Assest Services

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