November 1, 2008


Prudie Pinkerton Leibrock


inmemory leibrockpPrudie Pinkerton Leibrock passed away on November 1, 2008 after a long illness.


She was born to Jesse and Lila Pinkerton in Gans, Oklahoma on November 6, 1913. She graduated from Stilwell High School and attended Northeastern State College in Talequah, Oklahoma. While working at the Stanolind Oil Company research lab in Tulsa, she met Robert M. (Bob) Leibrock, and in 1946 they married. The family moved to Midland in the early 1950's.


In 1969, Prudie began a career as a watercolor artist. She studied under several prominent watercolorists and was a member of the Texas Watercolor Society, with two of her paintings accepted for its annual exhibitions. She won several awards in local shows, and a number of her paintings may be seen in private homes and offices. She also took oil painting classes at Midland College with Professor of Art Warren Taylor.


Robert, preceded Prudie in death on April 3, 2006, was a founding member and one-time president of the Midland College Board of Trustees, a member of the Midland College Foundation Board, and a trustee of the Abell-Hanger Foundation from 1979 to 1996. 


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