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Katy Funeral Home

23350 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX

OBITUARY

Drew Haman

September 17, 1941November 20, 2015
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Drew Haman, of Katy, Texas, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015, at the age of 74.

Drew is preceded in death by his parents, Phillip & Irene Haman of Aberdare, Wales, Great Britain.

Drew is survived by his loving wife, Sheila D. Haman of 26 years. They were married in Katy, Texas on December 31, 1989. He is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Tara M. Racer and R. Blythe Haman, son-in-law, Matthew T. Racer and daughter-in-law, Jennifer M. Tally. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be eternally treasured.

Drew was born in New Tredegar, Wales, Great Britain, in 1941. He graduated from Aberdare Boys Grammar School, in 1959. He attended the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Geology, in 1963. He was then awarded the J.J. Thomas Kendal Scholarship in Geology and completed his Ph.D., in 1966.

He emigrated from Wales to the United States to begin work as a micropaleontologist specializing in foraminiferology with Standard Oil of America and then transferred on to work with Chevron USA, Inc., Eastern Exploration Business Unit and Chevron USA Production Company, Inc.

He was a proud and active member of many Geology and Paleontology organizations and served as President of the Cushman Foundation during the 1986-1987 period. Drew published over 60 technical publications in national and international scientific journals and was an invited lecturer to Louisiana State University, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Fullerton and Chapman College. He enjoyed a long and successful career in the oil industry and received numerous honors and awards in the advancement of his specialty.

While in college, Drew was elected Captain of the University of College of Wales Table Tennis Team and Capitan of the combined Welsh Universities Table Tennis Team. As a matter of fact, Drew and his team broke the World Record of Table Tennis endurance in 1961 by playing continuously for 30 hours and 3 minutes.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading, and spending time with his wife, daughters and his pets Simba, Jessi, Truffles, Halle and Bella. He was a very organized and detail orientated family man who also worked diligently on family genealogy and the preservation of family photographs and historical family documents.

Byddant Fyw Heb Iddynt Fedd May all those live on beyond their death.

The memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, December 5, 2015 at Katy Funeral Home, located at 23350 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494. Telephone number is 281.395.7070.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 5, 2015

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception to Follow

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Gilbert Davies

December 4, 2016

Although I live in the Rhondda, which is a neighbouring Valley to Aberdare, I got to know Drew through our time together in Aberystwyth University.
Sadly, personal, academic and professional demands meant that we went different ways.
Yes, I remember those table tennis matches. Was it the King's Hall?

Goodbye Drew - God Bless

Debbie Burton-Hunt

December 4, 2015

My dear friend Sheila, I am saddened about your loss. Drew was a wonderful man and I know you will miss him terribly. Looking forward into the unknown is a test of our faith. With time I pray you will feel less pain and begin your journey ahead once again. Love you!!

Elise & Cody Flanders

December 3, 2015

Sheila,
We are so sorry for your loss. We know how devoted you were to each other and how much you miss him. You have several stars twinkling just for you. Our condolences to you, Tara, Matthew and Blythe. We know you will all miss him very much.

Cory & Jacquelyn Jones

December 2, 2015

Very sad to hear about your father Tara. We are thinking about you!

December 1, 2015

Tara and Family, Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in wonderful memories. With love, Chicky and Corky

Arlene Brunn

November 30, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss Tara.

Wanda Troncoso

November 30, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you the strength and peace. Love you. Your cousins in Colorado

Lana

November 30, 2015

Blythe, Family and Friends I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for Peace & Strength during this time.

June Matthews

November 30, 2015

Knew Drew many yrs Ago too many to mention! Such sad news... my thoughts are with Tara + Blythe who I know were devoted to their dad!

Jacque

November 29, 2015

So sorry for your Loss

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