Kingwood Funeral Home

22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX


Steve Edmonson

September 9, 1943August 23, 2020

Wayne Steven Edmonson, 76, of Porter, TX, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 23, 2020. Steve was born on September 9, 1943 in Evansville, IN, to Wayne C. and Jeanne M. Edmonson. He attended Dexter Elementary and Bosse High School, graduating in 1961 as valedictorian of his class. He attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated with honors with a degree in civil engineering in 1966. He earned his master’s degree in structural engineering from Purdue University in 1967.

Steve married Colleen Murphy in August 1967 and moved to Houston, TX, to work for Shell Oil. The couple was transferred with Shell to Midland, TX, where daughter, Piper, was born in 1970. Son, Ryan, followed in 1972. Steve left Shell in 1974 to open a branch of the American Speedreading Academy in Evansville, IN. A return to the oil business brought about a move to Slidell, LA, later leading to a transfer overseas to Edinburg, Scotland, and Stavanger, Norway, with Santa Fe Construction during the late ‘70s. Steve’s career culminated with positions at Amoco/BP and a final relocation to Kingwood, TX, in 1981. He retired in 1998 to fully enjoy golf, bridge, crosswords, sodoku, caring for his yard, and traveling. Steve was a charter member of First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood where he served as a lay reader and usher.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen (Murph) of Porter; daughter, Piper Williamson, and son-in-law, Rob, of Kingwood; son, Ryan Edmonson, of Seattle, WA; brother, Kenny Edmonson, and sister-in-law, Lila, of Marion, KY; sister, Barbara Bruce, and brother-in-law, Jon, of Nashville, TN; and grandchildren, Hayley, Cole, and Zoe Williamson, as well as several nieces and nephews. Services to celebrate Steve’s life are pending. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Edmonson family may be shared at www.dignitymemorial.com.


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Jim Meyer

September 6, 2020

Always liked Steve, from our early days at Dexter to our playing Little League
and Colt League where we were very fortunate to make it to the World Series
in CA! Great Guy who will be missed and my best to his family.

WALTER kleczkowski

August 31, 2020

Steve was a great neighbor who loved working in his manicured yard. He was very friendly and we laughed and enjoyed our many conversations. May God Bless Him and his Family. ...........Walt and Helen Kleczkowski


August 30, 2020

For the past 10 years we have gotten used to seeing Steve out working in his yard as we would pass by. There was always a friendly wave or a brief visit in the street. It has only been in the last few years that we really had opportunity to get more acquainted ... usually over lawn equipment maintenance issues, or during our New Years Eve celebrations. Sweet memories!

We pray for peace and comfort for the family during this time. You will be dearly missed, Steve.

William Graves

August 29, 2020

A smart, friendly guy. Top student. A very good memory of our high school days. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Betty Schmitt

August 29, 2020

Steve will always be remembered as a friendly, courteous classmate who set high standards for himself. He will be missed by those who knew him.

Richard Werking

August 29, 2020

Many of us well remember Steve from Dexter as well as Bosse. All-around excellence.

Doug Melvin

August 29, 2020

Coincidence or not, Steve’s face and memory popped into my head a couple days ago, for no apparent reason, after a long absence. I remember him as a highly intelligent and outstanding student who cruised through high school seemingly untroubled by any of the issues and hurdles that beset some of the rest of us.
A great loss.

Larry wilke

August 29, 2020

Smart, handsome, missed

Marvin Freson

August 28, 2020

My condolences to Steve's family. I remember Steve fondly from high school as one of our best and brightest.

Bev Scales

August 28, 2020

While only being across-the-street neighbors for a short time, we came to look forward to talking to Steve almost daily as he spent time outdoors manicuring his yard.

We frequently talked golf, travel, pets, family, and of course yard work. He was always so friendly and pleasant.

His dry, subtle sense of humor often left me smiling as we parted ways from the curb to complete our outdoor projects.

In two short years, Steve became our friend. Each time we walk out towards the street, we will think of him. You’ll be missed Steve.

Steve & Bev Scales


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