OBITUARY

Claude Lee "Buddy" Steen

March 30, 1932June 22, 2013
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Claude Lee “Buddy” Steen of Victoria age 81 passed away on June 22, 2013 in Galveston, Texas while on vacation with his family. Claude Lee Steen was born on March 30, 1932 to Claudie Lee and Mary Will Coppedge Steen in Hochheim, TX. He graduated from Yoakum High School, served in the U. S. Navy, attended University of Texas, Graduated from Victoria College and attended several other colleges. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joel “Coco” Steen. Claude retired in 1994 as Senior Production Engineer in Energy Systems at Union Carbide (a subsidiary of Dow Chemical) - Seadrift- after 40 years of service. Claude remained active in ranching and had pecan orchards for many years after retirement. For many years he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his loving wife, Delores, with whom he shared 32 beautiful years of marriage. He is also survived by three daughters, who he cherished, Cheryl Garrison (Gary Wayne), Rebecca Adkison (Rodney “Bo”), Rhonda Brzozowske (Paul), niece Leslie Elaine Powers (Don), and nephew, Anthony Jerome Kaiser. Also surviving is six grandchildren-Jenifer Moczygemba (Preston), Logan Garrison (Stephanie), Ben Adkison, Will Adkison, Bethany Brzozowske, and Abigail Brzozowske. Great grandchildren are Corbin Garrison and future grandson Moczygemba. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a 50 year plus Mason. During his and Delores’ marriage, they had opportunities to travel extensively, especially during and after working for 2 years in Saudi Arabia. He and Delores traveled abroad, visited nearly all 50 states and enjoyed going on cruises, especially after retirement. He was always ready for another adventure, and loved the family vacations with the children and grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 5-7 PM at Trinity Lutheran Chapel at the corner of DeLeon and Constitution Street. Funeral service will be 10 AM on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Kara Hairell and Mr. Don Angerstein officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, with full military honors under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council. Pallbearers: Roger Immenhauser, Luke DeBord, Kaleb DeBord, Logan Garrison, Preston Moczygemba, and Don Powers. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or American Heart Association. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Claude Lee "Buddy" Steen

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Marianne Barnevik-Olsson

July 4, 2013

I went to Middle School and High School with Rhonda and lived 2 doors down from the Steen family during those years. I got to know the Steen family very well. Claude and the girls always made me feel so welcome and invited me to their family Sunday dinners countless times. I was over there all the time and Claude may have thought at times that I moved in. He never complained. He went with the flow. It was very clear how much Claude loved his 4 Girls and how proud he was of all of them. They brought as much comfort and joy to him as he did to them. Claude will be missed by all and stay in your hearts forever.

JUANICE HARRIS

June 26, 2013

My Love & Thoughts To Delores & Family, My Good Neighbors & Friends for 25 Years. Claude Was A Good Man...God Bless All Of You....

Gaby Robles

June 26, 2013

so sorry for your loss. our prayers are with you.

Rae Cohen

June 25, 2013

I worked with Claude for several years at Carbide and know what a good man he was. His sense of humor was always apparent, his peers totally respected him and I really, really thought he was great. I send my heartfelt sympathy to you and yours.

Becky Hilton

June 25, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are sent at this difficult time.

Becky Hilton
The Summit Realty

Nadene Hanna

June 25, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. We're sending you a hug from afar.

Karen Riddle

June 25, 2013

Steen Family,

Sending heartfelt sympathy to all of you. May you find comfort in your memories of him. You are in my prayers.

Cheri Hartman

June 25, 2013

Delores and girls, I am so sorry to hear about this. Know that I am sending you love. Let me know if there is anyting I can do.

Diane Migl

June 25, 2013

Delores and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Claude was a wonderful man and I know y'all will miss him terribly but know he'll be in your hearts forever.

Lorie Cryer

June 25, 2013

Steen Family,
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Lorie Cryer
(Jerome's friend)