Fredrick Owen "Fred" Driehs

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    - Gina Graff
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age 80, of Clear Lake, Texas went home to heaven on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. He was born April 11, 1931 in Beaumont, Texas to Fredrick and Nevie Driehs. He graduated from Beaumont High School in 1949, then joined the US Airforce. He served his country for four years, in Japan and France and fought in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1952.

Fred married his life-long love, Mary Alice Davis on December 17, 1954. Fred worked in oilfield equipment manufacturing and successfully ran a family accounting business with his wife in the Houston/Clear Lake area for over 50 years.

Fred was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church where he volunteered for many years as an usher and a greeter. As a recovering alcoholic, he was passionate about helping others and spent many years serving in prison ministry, where he gave his testimony and led many prisoners to Christ.

Fred is survived by his loving wife, Mary Alice Driehs; sons Rick Driehs, Steve Driehs, and his wife Debbie; daughters Valerie Driehs, Tracy Driehs, and her husband Mark Slator, and Suzy Wilson, and her husband Kyle; his grandchildren Stephanie Longrigg, and her husband Mark, Jennifer McHone, and her husband Shawn, David Driehs, Carissa Driehs, Sierra, Summer, and Sloan; and great-grand-children, Zach, Avery, Tristen, Kindle, Faith, and Jake.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Joe Pouzar and his staff for their excellent care and compassion these last few years.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October 22 at 10:00am at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 18220 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay, a reception will follow the service. His final resting place will be the Houston National Cemetery on Veterans Memorial Drive.


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Published on yourbayareanews.com from Oct. 19 to Nov. 1, 2011
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