Charles VanDerbur

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Charles A. Van Derbur was born in Collyer, Kansas to Clyde L. Van Derbur and Mildred A. Van Derbur. He graduated from Manhattan High School, Manhattan, Kansas in 1935. He continued on to graduate Magna Cum laude from Kansas State University.He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and served in the Merchant Marines.He spent the majority of his career as Comptroller and Treasurer of The Superior Oil Company. He and his family moved to Venezuela with Atlantic Richfield Oil Co. and shortly after began working for The Superior Oil Co. They lived in Venezuela for 15 years and then moved to Houston to complete his career and retire in Conroe, Texas.Charles is survived by his wife of 71 years, Hazel M. Van Derbur of Houston, Texas, and his sister, Darlene Lolley of Simi Valley, California. He also is survived by his three children, Terry K. Pickel of Eagle River, Alaska, Janice L. Van Derbur of Houston, Texas and Douglas M. Van Derbur of Spring, Texas, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, George and Everett, and his sister, Valere Dumler.He was an avid golfer, tennis player, bowler, and loved a variety of sports. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a good friend to all and never met a stranger. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all. Charles will forever be remembered for his integrity, his gentle manner, his love of family and his contagious humor. Services will be held at a later time to allow out of state family members to attend. The family requests donations be made in his memory to Hospice Compassus , 1770 St. James Place, Ste. 330, Houston, TX 77056.


Published on from Nov. 5 to Nov. 18, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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