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Ethylene Clepper Beard, age 67 of Hockley, Texas, passed from this life on January 30, 2011. Lifelong resident of Houston and 1961 Honors graduate from Smiley High School. She was a retired business executive with Southwestern Bell Telephone and successful business owner recognized by Who's Who Among US Executives, Who's Who Among Female Executives and 2000 Notable Women. Former Chapter President ? American Business Woman's Association and Chairperson with C.R.I.M.E., Inc.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William Wesley Clepper and Clara Ada Johnson Smith; and two brothers, Cecil and Harvey. She is survived by son, Gregory Beard; daughter, Gayla Beard Sturm and husband Jim; brothers Ventis (Vince) Clepper and wife Pat, Ellis Clepper and wife Lois; sisters, Verlie Clepper Brown and husband James, Susan Clepper Sutton and husband Hilton; Grandchildren Blake, Keely & Micah Sturm and Hallie & Leilani Beard.
Visitation will be Friday, February 4 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Canon Funeral Home in Waller, Texas. Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 5, 10 am at The Church at Friendship in Hockley, Texas with Pastor Michael Sturgeon and Dr. Hilton Sutton officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. [Video Tribute & Guest Book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com]
Canon Funeral Home - Waller
1420 Farr St. P.O. Box 526 Waller, TX 77484
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 4, 2011