Funeraria del Angel Howard-Williams

1208 South St Mary's, Falfurrias, TX


Edward Ogdee

September 27, 1925August 6, 2019

Edward Ogdee, ninety-two-year resident of Falfurrias, Texas and most recently of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Tuesday morning, August 6, 2019 at the age of 93.

He was born on September 27, 1925 in Falfurrias to Louis and Manuela Ogdee.

He is survived by his sister, Lizzie Ogdee McLandrich [Nicholas McLandrich] of San Antonio, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Ninfa Garza Ogdee.

Those left to cherish his memory are six children, eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren –

John Louis Ogdee (son) [Maria Magdalena] of Falfurrias, Texas,

Helen Ogdee Palmore (daughter) [David Palmore] of Tiki Island, Texas,

Edward Ogdee, Jr. (son) [Jessica Ogdee] of Flour Bluff, Texas,

Anna Lisa Ogdee (daughter) [Willie Drew, Jr.] of Corpus Christi, Texas,

Paul Anthony Ogdee (son) [Nelda Ogdee] of Edinburg, Texas,

Angela Marie Ogdee (daughter) of Austin, Texas,

He had a lengthy career and passion for law enforcement, serving over 25 years in the South Texas law enforcement community. Being elected as Sheriff for Brooks County, Texas was one of his biggest honors. He was also a police officer for the City of Falfurrias, Texas for 16 of those years as well.

“Eddie” was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias and a past member of the Knights of Columbus, De Colores, Lions Club International, 4-H Youth Booster Club and Youth Leader. He worked at the family ranch managing horses, cattle, dairy cows and crops establishing a legacy of family ranch life. His hobbies included private flying lessons, exploring the area countryside with his sister Mary on motorcycles, daily exercise and fitness, fundraising for various local organizations and traveling.

He was a member of the "greatest generation" and served his country in the US Navy during World War II aboard the US Marquette in the South Pacific.

Post retirement, “Eddie” remained active in the community and continued to help everyone who reached out to him. Most recently, he was a resident at Elan of Corpus Christi where he continued to stay active, enjoyed spending time with family, loved conversation and storytelling about days long ago.

Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Friday August 9, 2019 with a Rosary being prayed by David Longoria, of Falfurrias, at 7:00 p.m. at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery with attendance by members of the Nueces County Sheriff's Department, Texas Marshall, Brooks County Sheriff's Department, City of Falfurrias Police Department and Fire Department, as well as Veterans Colored Guard of Alice, Texas. Reception and Celebration of Life will be held at The Gallery in downtown Falfurrias.

Please honor our loved one “Edward (Eddie) Ogdee” by visiting our website www.funerariadelangelhwilliams.com.


  • Edward "Eddie" Ogdee was born on September 27, 1925 at the homestead in Falfurrias to Louis Ogdee (1900) and Manuela Villarreal Ogdee (1898).

    Birth order of their seven children –
    Metre Ogdee (1923)
    (Consuelo Cantu Ogdee) (19__),

    Edward Ogdee (1925)
    (Ninfa Garza Ogdee) (1934),

    Mary Ogdee (1926),

    Foutin Ogdee (1929),

    Sara Ogdee Byington (1930)
    (Alfredo, Jr. Byington) (1933),

    Lizzie Ogdee McLandrich (1932)
    (Nicholas McLandrich) (1929),

    Louis Ogdee, Jr. (1936).

    He was married 47 years to Ninfa Garza Ogdee of Falfurrias, Texas. His immediate family included six children, eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

    John Louis Ogdee (son) [Maria Magdalena] of Falfurrias, Texas,
    – Marla Marie Ogdee (granddaughter) [Khris Navarro] of Dallas, Texas,
    Maya Re Vasquez (great granddaughter) [Mason Garcia] of Kingsville, Texas,
    Jaxon Arie Garcia (great-great-grandson) of Kingsville, Texas,
    Mason Dean Vasquez (great grandson) (deceased),
    Jayden Dean Vasquez (great-great-grandson) of Falfurrias, Texas,
    Benjamin Reese Navarro (great grandson) of Dallas, Texas,

    – Leslie Celeste Ogdee of Falfurrias, Texas,
    Nova Garcia (great grandson) of Falfurrias, Texas,
    Landon Garcia (great grandson) of Falfurrias, Texas,
    Allexandria Longoria (great granddaughter) of Falfurrias, Texas,
    Paxton Longoria (great grandson) of Falfurrias, Texas,

    – Jacob Louis Ogdee (grandson) [Magdalena] of Killeen, Texas,
    Zoe Ogdee (great granddaughter) of Killeen, Texas,

    – Christin Danielle Ogdee (granddaughter) of Austin, Texas,

    Helen Ogdee Palmore (daughter) [David Palmore] of Tiki Island, Texas,
    – David James Palmore (grandson) [Chantel Palmore] of Houston, Texas,
    Jase Edward Palmore (great grandson) of Houston, Texas,
    Easton James Palmore (great grandson) of Houston, Texas,

    – Cameron Edward Palmore (grandson) [Madeline Palmore] of Houston, Texas,
    George Owen Palmore (great grandson) of Houston, Texas,

    Edward Ogdee, Jr. (son) [Jessica Ogdee] of Flour Bluff, Texas,
    – Jamaal Ogdee (grandson) of Alton, Texas,
    – Dylan Edward Ogdee (grandson) of Alton, Texas,

    Anna Lisa Ogdee (daughter) [Willie Drew, Jr.] of Corpus Christi, Texas,

    Paul Anthony Ogdee (son) [Nelda Ogdee] of Edinburg, Texas,
    – Paul Anthony Ogdee, Jr. (grandson) of Edinburg, Texas,
    – Aaron Mathew Ogdee (grandson) of Edinburg, Texas,

    Angela Marie Ogdee (daughter) of Austin, Texas.
    – Faith Alexis Villarreal (granddaughter) of Austin, Texas.


  • Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, August 10, 2019


Edward Ogdee

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Noemi Requenez

August 10, 2019

Our most sincere condolences to the family of Eddie Ogdee, may he Rest In Peace. Our prayers are with your family.

Arnulfo and Noemi Requenez

Imelda Moreno Perez

August 9, 2019

My condolences to the Ogdee family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May he RIP.

Terry Carlile

August 9, 2019

Good by to my long time friend "Eddie". May Peace Be With You !!!



Edward “Eddie” Ogdee (1927-2019)
Falfurrias, Texas

Hello, my name is Helen Ogdee Palmore. I am Edward Ogdee’s oldest daughter.

On behalf of myself, John, Eddie Jr., Anna Lisa, Paul, Angela and the entire Ogdee family, thank you for the kind sentiments and prayers for Eddie and our family. I know that above all, he would be very grateful for your prayers.

I spent a lot of time these past several years with my dad and really came to understand the kind of man, person, father and friend he was.

I learned that he was a loyal and grateful man; loyal and grateful for his friends, loyal and grateful to his profession, his community and to his family.

I also learned that he was very proud that his roots came from simple, honest, hardworking people; people that were not born into an easy life, but into one in which character, honesty and integrity define the course in one’s life and in one’s future, not only here on this earth, but beyond.

I truly believe that he judged all his actions against this standard which he learned from his family — not only from his parents, but from grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. He made it a point to always keep the family together, always checking that everyone was ok. "Are you ok” is the first question and the last question he asked during his visits with family and friends.

It was no surprise that he had a low tolerance for injustices and insensitivities, especially to the poor, the needy, the honest, the infeliz. This all mattered to him above all and it defined him.

He was an honest and generous man to his family and friends and strangers whom he thought needed his help. A principled man that valued his integrity and reputation. He made no distinctions in how he treated people on the basis of status, he measured on the basis of character and integrity. It was important to him whether you were a good person or not and he responded accordingly. He defended what he thought was right — whether for his work, his friends, his family, his community or for a complete stranger.

How lucky was his family to feel his influence, learn from him.

How lucky were we all to have had him in our lives.

He wasn’t perfect though, that’s where Ninfa came in and together they worked tirelessly raising a family of six, all individually different and with strong convictions. She was the helm and set the course, he added the “alegria" and "sabor” to their lives.

Eddie was a simple person, BUT he led with his heart and that made him very complex at times. In the words of the 17th century French Philosopher, Catholic Theologian, Pascal — THE HEART HAS ITS REASONS, THAT REASON ITSELF CANNOT EXPLAIN. And isn’t it the HEART which perceives God and not reason. Eddie perceived God in his heart, he perceived God in people, he believed in God.

Edward exemplified and lived the Jesuit ideal, “A man for others” – for his friends, for his family and for all. Even for a stranger, if he thought that stranger needed his help, he would give them what they asked.

He always made time for all of us in his life and he also made it a point to make it fun for those around him always, with his wit, humor, and his stories. He cared about each and every one of us. He inspired us to do the right thing and enjoy doing it. He was fun and he wanted you to have fun with him.

We have heard so many stories about our dad these past several days and learned from how he lived his life. May his memory be always with us, to inspire us, to guide our actions and to remind us that we too can share a way of life that is good – with laughter, imagination, compassion, and dignity.

Quoting a couple of the Beatitudes that Jesus Christ himself taught us during the Sermon on the Mount (because I can see my dad reflected in these blessings), “BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT, FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN…

Thank you for being with us these past several days.

Thank you for your prayers, your kind comments and stories ... Yes, all those stories have been so wonderful to hear!