Donald Roy Scherer

May 5, 1927January 31, 2015
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Donald Roy Scherer passed away on January 31, 2015. He was born in New Orleans, LA, to parents Ludwig Theodore Scherer, Sr. and Louise Kieffer. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances; son, Donald Alvin; daughter, Linda Frances; grandchildren Katherine and Robert Scherer. His grandson Donald Ray and brother L.T. Scherer, Jr. preceded him in death. After serving in the U.S. Navy he graduated from Tulane University as a petroleum geologist and worked for various Houston oil companies, including Williams Explorations. Don enjoyed playing tennis, collecting stamps and watching U of H sports with his son, Donald. As a devoted christian, Don was active at Westbury UMC and St. Luke's UMC in Houston, TX.

Visitation will be from 5 pm until 8 pm on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the Chapel of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral home at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church RE: United Methodist Men’s Scholarship fund P.O. Box 22013 Houston, Texas 77227 or to the Houston Geological Society Undergraduate Scholarship Foundation 14811 St. Mary’s Lane # 250 Houston, Texas 77079.


  • Visitation

    Friday, February 6, 2015

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 7, 2015


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Carolyn Green Jones

May 6, 2015

Happy Birthday Don Scherer!
Say hello to my Mother, Mrs. W.M. Green, its her birthday too. I will never forget our talks and your sharing the Faith with me, as we worked.

Rest in Peace Dear Don.

Ramona & Bud Murphy

May 5, 2015

Don, we are remembering you today on your birthday with fond memories of you and of our visit with you and Sis at your home in Texas in 2009. We are sorry that you and Sis, due to health issues, were not able to return to the N.O. area and also visit us in MS.
We did manage to visit each other by phone and we always enjoyed our conversations with you and Sis. You shared your memories with us of times you spent "sitting on wells" in Sandy Hook, MS. We were very surprised to learn about your experience as most people have never heard of Sandy Hook.
Don, we miss our phone visits with you. We know you are in heaven helping to prepare a place for Sis when she joins you. May all the angels serenade you today on your special day!
Love to you, Sis and your family,
Ramona and Bud

Donald Scherer

March 4, 2015

It has been only a few weeks since those last moments we shared together and the words you spoke to me will forever remain in my heart. I know you were tired and did not feel very good, but you knew your family loved you very much and cared. You are very much missed by all your friends, neighbors and family. Each day since those last few precious moments we had together, I have thought about all that you taught me and helped to make me the man that I grew up to be. I remember the fishing trips we did in my youth, and the many Cougar football and basketball games we attended together over the last 25 years, especially the 100 to 6 UH win over Tulsa in 1968- my 1st Cougar football game. Your gentle kindness and loving thoughts on helping others before yourself remain a trait that I wish to model my remaining life after. I miss you so much.
Rest in Peace.
Your loving son,

Thomas Hill

February 6, 2015

So very sorry to read of your loss. Though it has been many years, the connection we all shared a Westbury long ago, remains in tact. Please accept my sincere condolences

Carolyn Green Jones

February 6, 2015

To the family of Mr. Scherer,

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked with Don Scherer over 25 years ago, he was a brilliant geologist and a very gentle and kind man. I learned a great deal under his leadership, as he was always willing to teach and explain geoscience possesses to me and encouraged me to ask questions.

As devoted United Methodist church members, we had many conversations centered around our faith. We use to run into each other from time to time at industry gatherings, and it was always a delight to see him. Although I hadn't seen or spoken with Don in many years, I thought of him often.

Don has now taken his place among the angels and is resting peacefully in the arms of the Savior.


February 6, 2015

A good friend, a good adopted Cougar and a fierce tennis competitor. We will all miss you, Don. ____ Ray Garcia

February 6, 2015

Don was such a gentle and considerate man to work with. I am sad that his family had to lose him in life. I pray for their healing and peace.
Lola Beaty
Houston, Texas

Susan Scherer

February 5, 2015

Uncle Donald was one of the kindest, most gentle souls I have ever known. He had a genuine interest in other people and loved life. I will miss him very much.

Mike Krzywicki

February 4, 2015

"We are sorry for your loss"
Mike & Mary Lou Krzywicki

Linda & Jim Flippin

February 4, 2015

We are sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You are in our prayers during this difficult time.