Carl E. Shrontz, M.D., 56, of Beaumont, Texas, died January 23. He and his wife wife, Laurel, were married in 1983. They have two daughters, Rachael Ellyn and Cara Therese. Carl was a neurosurgeon, rancher and cowboy.  He loved working cattle and riding with his cowboy friends. In 1996, he bought Some Kinda Memories, who won the 1997 NCHA Futurity.  Breeding and raising cutting horses has been the ranch priority since then.

Believing in potential was the hallmark in his life and a quality his patients seem to believe in. Carl was multi-talented in addition to surgical and cowboy skills, he was a member of St. Marks choir and a skillful judge and photographer of his daughters. dance, sport, and band competitions.

Survivors include his wife, Laurel; daughters, Rachael Shrontz and Cara Shrontz; mother, Mildred E. Shrontz; sister, Marion Hyslop and her husband Fred; brother, Darrin Shrontz and his wife Michelle; three nephews; and one niece.

A memorial service will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 680 Calder, Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin. A visitation will be Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 5:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to St. Mark’s Episcopal Choir, 680 Calder, Beaumont, Texas 77701, Ubi Caritas, Family Medical Clinic, 4450 Highland Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705, or Lamar University Music Department, P. O. Box 1007, Beaumont, Texas  77710.