William Douglas "Bill" Edman
1940 - 2015
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William "Bill" Douglas Edman
1940-2015
William "Bill" Douglas Edman, a native Houstonian, passed away Monday, the 13th of July 2015, at the age of seventy-four. Bill graduated from Texas A&M University with a Master's Degree in Petroleum Engineering. He was employed by Chevron from 1964 until 2001. Bill served Chevron in many capacities and lived in several countries, where he always enjoyed the experience of learning new cultures and making new friends. He loved spending time with his family and barbequing.
Bill was a long-time parishioner of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. He was a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers, The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Bill was also a member of the Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation, proudly providing two scholarships at A&M. He also loved Aggie football games.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Georgia Bingle Edman; and his beloved wife, Sara N. Edman. He is survived by his children, Douglas C. Edman and his children, Stephanie, Jack, and Christopher, Elizabeth Edman, and Jeffrey W. Edman and his son, Nicholas; sisters, Judith Beisel, and Clare Hall (Ken); brother, Steve Edman (Robbyn); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The memorial service is to be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 18th of July, in the Chapel of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd., in Houston.
In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, www.mdanderson.org; or to the Texas A&M Scholarship Fund, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840.



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Published in Houston Chronicle on Jul. 16, 2015.
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January 1, 2018
My dear master Bill, it has been long since I lost contact with you and all efforts to contact you was not fruitful. I just found out about your demise, it's quite unfortunate and a shock to me. My family and I know that you have contributed immensely to who I have become today and it saddens my heart that your departure from Nigeria marked the end of our contact with each other.
I had wished to visit you and your family during your lifetime but being unable to fulfil that wish, I want to use this opportunity to pray for both you and your beloved wife to rest well in the bossom of God eternally. I would miss you and your wife deeply for the love you both had shown me.
For the wonderful family you left behind, I express my sympathy and condolences. I pray for grace for them to expand the legacy you left behind in multiple folds.
Liz, I'm sorry for your loss. I miss you and your family dearly and I look forward to meeting you again. I'll try my best to contact you by myself or through my daughter. This is from your late father's body guard in Chevron, Nigeria (Umoren Imeh). iuum@chevronnig.com
Imeh Umoren
August 5, 2016
What a kind and gentle man. His generosity touched our hearts, among other things, for providing a scholarship for our daughter to TX A&M. We knew you for a very short time, but you will always be in our hearts. -Connie and Alfonso
Alfonso Campos
December 12, 2015
Bill may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace!Working with you in Nigeria was a great experience
Michael Uwaka
December 12, 2015
To a 'white Nigerian', a left - handed genius and core intellectual, my mentor, my friend. Rest in peace Bill.My heartfelt sympathy to the entire Edman family.
Pamela Esiri
July 18, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Edman family. Bill helped to influence our son, Sam (class of 2015) to attend and then Graduate from Texas A&M with a Finance degree. He will be missed.
God bless you all...
~Holly and Joe Hochhauser
July 16, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Edman family. Bill was a special man. My dad, TJ St.Clair had nothing but the highest praise for Bill, both as a Chevron leader and a true gentleman. Sorry for your loss Elizabeth


Jeff and Pam St.Clair ( Horseshoe Bay, TX)
jeff st.clair
July 16, 2015
Our love and sympathy to all of your family.

Kathe and Bob Copeland
July 16, 2015
Sorry for your loss Elizabeth. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laura Holcomb
Laura Holcomb
July 15, 2015
I know Bill is peacefully enjoying his promotion. Bill and Sara were my favorites. My sympathy to his family.
Pat Moore
July 15, 2015
My condolences to the entire Edman family.
Michelle Stits
July 14, 2015
My deepest sympathy for Bill's devoted loved ones. He was a gentle, brave giant throughout a very difficult battle; resting peacefully now in God's care. May the Lord bless and keep you one and all.
Pamela Henry
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