Family of the Month – August 2017


Russell and Tricia Gully

Don’t look now, but another Gully is headed to the University of Texas. This is the youngest of the three Gully daughters, Rachel, who was Bishop Dunne’s salutatorian for the 2016-17 school year. She follows Monica (who recently received her MBA from UT and lives in nearby Pflugerville with husband Paul, 3-year-old daughter Rosemary and two dogs) and Teresa (who lives in Austin and is eyeing grad school). UT is, of course, Russell’s alma mater; he and Tricia met in Austin. He also got his law degree there after working in Austin for Texas Instruments for three years.  Russell said the challenge of law is what attracted him to the field. The Gullys have lived in DeSoto since ’87, and Tricia often attends daily Mass at Holy Spirit. Russell joined the Knights in 1987, was our Grand Knight 1994-96 and has been the council’s advocate for years.