Ben Rosenbaum

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Ben H. Rosenbaum, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, nephew and friend went to be with our Lord on Saturday, September 14, 2013, in Conroe, Texas. Ben was born on July 21, 1936, in Brenham, Texas. His home was in Somerville, Texas, where he graduated from Somerville High School in 1954. He attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin and Texas Trade School, in Dallas, Texas.

Ben moved to Conroe in 1956. He was introduced to Geraldine (Jerre) Wilson on a blind date. They married on June 1, 1957 and recently celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary on June 1, 2013. They were truly soul mates, enjoying doing everything together, whether it was working, playing, traveling or shopping. Ben was an humble man; he didn't want or need any fanfare to make him happy. He was content in whatever situation he was involved.

Ben came to Conroe to work with Emmett Houser at Houser's Radio & TV in 1956. He later went to work for Cliff Shugart at S & M TV & Electronics, Inc. He worked with Cliff for about 18 years who then sold the business to Betty Rowe. Ben continued to work for Betty until 1978 when he decided to open his own shop, Ben's TV, which he owned and operated for 10 years. At one time, Ben was known to be one of the best TV men in Conroe. Then, when TV's became cheaper and cheaper and repairs were considered a thing of the past, he closed the shop and went to work for Conroe ISD as an Electronic Technician in the Electrical Department. He retired from Conroe ISD after 16 years, a job he really enjoyed.

Ben was active in the Conroe Jaycees for about 10 years, helping with the Miss Conroe Pageants on numerous occasions. He loved his church, West Conroe Baptist Church and was active in the festivities of the Vineyard Sunday School Class. Before Ben became sick, he would go to the Church early every Sunday morning and make coffee for the Class. He and Jerre were among the first organizers and planners for what is now known as SSSS, which is the main social gathering for the Vineyard Class - a class that has grown in attendance to 120 + on most Sundays.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents, Ben W. and Alliene Rosenbaum, a close Aunt and Uncle, Ruth and Jack Hardy, a close cousin, Edwin Griffin. Being an only child, he became close to a number of friends, who also preceded him in death, Norman Eaton, G.R. Grisham, Jr., and Jerry Cash. Ben is survived by his loving wife, Jerre Rosenbaum, daughter, Carol Rosenbaum-Perry and fiancé, Bill Griffin; son, Cary Rosenbaum all of Conroe; three grandchildren, Shaun Stout and wife, Tally of Trinity; Stefanie Stegall and fiancé, Shaune Key of Spring and Lacy Stegall of Bluffton. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Bailey, Mallory and Jace Stout; Rylan Key and Zoey Gray.

A Celebration of Life will be held in memory of Ben in the Chapel of West Conroe Baptist Church on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10:30 am. We welcome family and friends. In lieu of flowers, in Ben's memory, you may give to the In-Touch Ministry, Vineyard Sunday School Class or the Building Fund at West Conroe Baptist Church, 1855 Longmire Rd., Conroe, TX 77304; or a .

The family wishes to thank Above & Beyond Assisted Living, Owners, Karen and Kelly Calahan and all of the Care Givers, both past and present, who took care of Ben during the 2 1/2 + years he was a resident there; also, to his doctors, Dr. Raymond Johnson, Dr. Ron Henry and Dr. Benny Wang who provided the needed medical care over many years.


Published on yourconroenews.com from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
1801 East White Oak Terrace | Conroe, TX 77304 | (936) 756-3311
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