Steve Edmonson

September 9, 1943August 23, 2020

Wayne Steven Edmonson, 76, of Porter, TX, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 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


  • Celebration of Life - Memorial Service

    Monday, October 12, 2020


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Pam Hayslip

October 12, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. May the peace of the Lord be with you.
Jack and Pam Hayslip
Kerrville, Texas

Betty and John Thurmond

October 12, 2020

We did not get to know Steve very well, but saw he and Murph at church just about every Sunday. He always had a pleasant smile and was very friendly. We send our condolences to the family, and know that he will be greatly missed by many.

Pat and John Tischuk

October 12, 2020

We were so saddened to learn of Steve’s passing. We didn’t get to know him well but we sat behind you both at the 8:00 am service for the last few years and regularly ‘passed the peace’ with you both. Steve always had a warm friendly smile for everyone as he carried out his usher duties. We will miss seeing that smile.
Fond regards
Pat and John Tischuk

Yup Kim

October 12, 2020

We played golf @ Kingwood CC for many years, mostly with OFWW. But more indelible memory was him being there with the first cup of coffee and working Crossword puzzles whenever I saw him. And even @ McD after the Harvey flood.
We have also worshiped together at First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood. Murph and his seats are well known. ;-) And he has served as faithful Usher for many years, with his trademark gentle smile.
Until we worship together again, Steve, RIP w/o pain...

Piper Williamson

October 3, 2020

Services for my dad will be held on Monday, October 12th at 2 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood.

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.