Winnifred “Wendy” Sanderfer Crowdus, 85, of Houston, passed away November 4, 2013. Memorial services were held at Kerrville Bible Church in Kerrville, Texas and Klein Funeral Home Chapel Cy-Fair. A private committal was held.
Clarence Alfred Neumann, 88, was born near Granite, Oklahoma, on October 29, 1925, to Ferdinand and Regina (Stickel) Neumann, early German-Russian homesteaders and passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 10, 2013, in Longmont, Colorado, at the Peaks Care Center at the age of 88 years and 12 days. He recently celebrated his birthday with his favorite ice cream, then a week later received hospice care from TRU Community Care.
Clarence he had four brothers and two sisters who all worked with the family farm while growing up during the Depression and Dust Bowl days, producing cotton and grains, a variety of livestock and bee honey. Clarence was confirmed in St. John’s Lutheran Church and graduated from Granite High School as class co-valedictorian. After graduation he was inventive and frugal with many jobs related to cotton farming. In 1948 he married Rosalee Stock in Granite, having two children, Sharon and Carroll Mac, before their divorce in 1968. They farmed in western Oklahoma until 1957, forced to leave after numerous droughts and hail-outs. Moving the family to Oklahoma City, he worked as a travelling salesman of irrigation pipe and water-pumps for Oklahoma Pump and Supply. In 1972 Clarence married Nancy Forgét and had a second son, Eddie Von, before their divorce. He moved to Dallas and then Houston, Texas, for work in sales alongside his brother, Arnold Neumann. At age 80, Clarence completed his working life as a courtesy patrol in Tomball, Texas, making friends all along the way and faithfully attending the historic Salem Lutheran Church. Following health complications in 2012, Clarence moved to be near his son, Mac Neumann, residing at the Peaks Care Center in Longmont, Colorado. Anyone who met Clarence found that he truly never knew a stranger and always had a story or joke for every situation. He was a loving and interested father to his three offspring and grandchildren.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include daughter Sharon Neumann of Edmond, OK; son Mac and wife Connie (Ryle)Neumann of Longmont, CO; son Eddie Von and wife Angelique Neumann of Uplands, CA; one brother Wilmer Neumann of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; former wife Rosalee Grant of Oklahoma City; former wife Nancy Young, Pomona, CA; three grandchildren: David, Joseph, and Alyssa Orozco of Uplands, CA; nieces Bernice (John) Briggs and Ruth (Garland) Roper of Granite, OK; nephew Keith (Malena) Neumann of Houston, TX; and a host of grand-nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at Granite Lutheran Cemetery, Granite, Oklahoma, on November 14, 2013 with Rev. Chet Scherbarth officiating under the direction of Peoples Cooperative Funeral Home, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. Please visit and sign the online guestbook at www.peoplescooperativefuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to “Grace Care Fund” at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 2415 Lake Park Drive, Longmont, CO 80503, in Clarence’s name.
Kenneth L. Enoch, 88, of Cypress, passed away November 6, 2013. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Klein Funeral Home Cy-Fair. Memorial services were held at St. John Lutheran Church in Cypress. A private committal was held.