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Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home & Cemetery

18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX

OBITUARY

Nelda Grace Somerford

December 15, 1936February 7, 2020
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Nelda Grace Somerford (White), age 83, of The Woodlands passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020.

The family will receive friends from 10am-12pm on Wednesday, February 12th at Forest Park Funeral Home, 18000 I-45 South, Woodlands, Texas.

Mrs. Somerford was born on December 15, 1936 in Dew, Texas and is preceded in death by her parents, Minyard White and Allyne (Anderson) White.

She played basketball, volleyball and was a cheerleader at Houghton High School in Louisiana. Later, Mrs. Nelda became the Homecoming Queen at Sam Houston State University where she received her Bachelor's and Masters Degrees in Education along being a member in the Philo Sorority. Teaching was her passion and she taught for 35 years in Deer Park ISD and had her own tutoring business after retirement.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Robert G. Somerford (Jerry); son, Robert Brad Somerford, daughter, Lesli and husband Ryan Sandford: grandchildren, Lindsay and husband Ben Graham and Morrison Somerford. Additional Relatives are her sister, Laura and husband Leslie Wright, Billy White and wife, Joy, Bonnie and husband Lou Loscasio, brother in law, James Somerford, and preceded in death by sister-in-law Ulma Somerford. Many cousins nieces and nephews were a big part of her life.

Mrs. Nelda was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in March, 2015. The family has requested all donations be made to The Alzheimer's Association.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Reception Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Lesli Sandford

February 10, 2020

I miss my mom. She is finally free. This is the end of a 5 year journey with Alzheimer's. I know she is Nelda again and we are all grateful for that. I used to talk to my mom daily and depended on her for so many little chats, advice and support. She was my best, unconditional cheerleader a girl could ever ask for.
I am so happy to know she is warm, smiling and joyful with our Lord, Jesus Christ.
You are finally home, mom.

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