Ida H DeRan

November 14, 1921November 6, 2018

As usual, Ida wanted to have the last word, so here it is. “It has been a beautiful, fun, great ride of 96 years and now on to better things.” Ida DeRan passed away quietly November 6, 2018, of natural causes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Hal DeRan , her parents C.D. and Myrtle Hudson, two sisters and her brother. She was born on a farm in Hamlin, Jones County, Texas, November 14, 1921. Her employments included Burroughs Adding Machine Co., Coleman Air Base and The Agriculture Adjustment Administration. She is survived by her sister Margie Williams of Austin, Texas and her daughter LoRene Godwin of Alvin, Texas. She also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 niece and 4 nephews. Ida was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, Conroe, since 1946. It was there she met Diana Case, who became, for all intents and purposes, her other daughter. Some of Ida’s special joys were as a volunteer on Benevolent Mission International trips with Dr. Downey Price and numerous travels. Other trips took her to Russia, Finland, Australia, Thailand, Fiji, Belize, Canada, Bali and Hong Kong. Memorials in her name may be directed to the First Methodist Conroe Youth Fund, 4308 West Davis Street, Conroe, Texas 77304 or Benevolent Missions International, 3007 Woodland Hills Drive #169, Kingwood, Texas 77339. Ida lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. She will be missed but fondly remembered and talked about by all who knew her. (We have the last word after all). Visitation will be held at Cashner Funeral Home, in Conroe, Texas, on Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Funeral service for Ida DeRan will be held at First United Methodist Church of Conroe, on Monday, November 12, 2018, at 10:00am with interment at Garden Park Cemetery at 1:00pm. To leave condolences for the family, please go to


  • Margie Williams, Sister
  • LoRene Godwin, Daughter
  • Diana Case, Daughter
  • Hal DeRan, Husband
  • C. D. and Myrtle Hudson, Parents
  • Four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, one niece and four nephews also survive.

  • Dr. Downey Price
  • Jonathan Carrol
  • Bob Carroll
  • Bonnie McGarrahan

  • First Methodist Conroe Youth Fund
  • Benevolent Missions International


  • Visitation Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 12, 2018

Ida H DeRan

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Don Heathcott

November 11, 2018

Ida is unforgettable! We would go to lunch from time to time and when I’d ask her where she wanted to go her response was “where we can be seen”. She was so much fun to be around. I will miss her, but will see her again. Although I saw her a couple of weeks ago, I am out of town and will miss her memorial service.
Ida, thank you for sharing your gift of “living life” with so many people.
Don Heathcott

Paula Kuhn

November 11, 2018

Ida DeRan, smiled from head to toe, when she met everyone. Her heart was definitely “Bigger Than Texas”. Ida was my very first Interior Design Client, that of course she impressed me, much more than I ever would impress her. Through each room of her homes remodeling, we grew closer, closer, and closer. Our friendship lead to many numerous social Occassions, Church Events, as well as memorable Cruises, dancing the night away, with the many cruisers who gravitated to her personality and energy. She had us involved in many, many memorable events, that will remain in the deep part of my heart forever. Lucky me to be able to call her “My Best Friend”. I know it is Hal’s time again to enjoy “Our Ida”. Ida will remain my Guardian Angel, in Heaven. Funny, I can see her now, telling us all she will greet each one of us with open arms, and our time with her will continue. Ida - I will always ❤️ U................Your Friend, Paula Kuhn

Lovella Estep

November 10, 2018

Ida was a wonderful lady! She was the first face that greeted my husband and I back in 1997 when we visited the church for the first time. Her smiling face and helpfulness opened our path to become members there. A few years later she mentored our granddaughter during Confirmation as her spiritual friend, playing Bunco at the meet and greet. She continued to ask about that girl every time I saw her. That girl is now a grown woman with children and Ms. Ida ,as we all called her, was a big part of all our lives. She was just so special and always had a hug and smile for you and genuinely interested in what you had to say. Know she is rejoicing in Heaven with the Lord and Savior she served so faithfully.