Military Graveside Service for Claudie Alberts, age 90, of La Port Texas will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at North Hopkins Cemetery, Birthright, Texas with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Surrounded by family, Claudie Edward Alberts passed away at 2:45 PM Thursday, February 1, 2018, in LaPorte Texas, after recently being diagnosed with cancer.
Claudie was born January 23, 1928 in Sulphur Springs Texas to Claud Alford Alberts and Stella Mae King Alberts. Claudie had just celebrated his 90th birthday with all of his family. Claudie grew up and worked in the Sulphur Springs area until he joined the Army Air Force in 1946, where he served as a Corporal and a MP. Upon his discharge he returned home and gave his heart to a beautiful and giving soul, Joyce Marie Wright, THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE. They were married on December 5, 1950. From this union, came three children whom he loved very much, Sharon, Don and Brenda. Claudie and Joyce moved to Houston in 1952 with hopes of his joining the Houston Police Department; however, he arrived too late for the academy and was considered too old by the time the next academy was conducted. He found other work and decided to make the Houston area home, where he worked extremely hard the majority of his life as a floor mechanic.
Claudie will be remembered by all who knew him as a “gentle soul”. He was old school with high morals. He never cursed, never yelled or fought, and lived a clean, quiet, considerate and respectful life. He had a great sense of humor and a flirty, teasing personality and was known for quirky sayings such as “fine as frog hair” and “Slick as snot on a door knob.”. He was always available to help his children and grandchildren with anything they needed.
Claudie leaves behind his 3 children, 1st born daughter, Sharon Lynn Crone and her husband Ronnie, a son Donald Edward Alberts and his wife Kathy, and his baby, Brenda Gail Alberts Patrick and her husband, Randy. From these unions, he also leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Angela Joyce Yancey Jimenea, Jennifer Joyce Marie Alberts, Donald Edward Alberts Jr., Heather Ann Hernandez and husband Greg, and Christopher Gene Richardson and wife Mandy. From these unions, he also leaves behind 7 great grand children: Kaliegh Elaine Alberts, Anna Camille Jimenea, Ethan Cole Hernandez, Olivia Cate Jimenea, Alex Octavian Bradley, Ainslee Jade Richardson and Zane Davis Richardson. He also leaves behind beloved nieces, Virginia Ann Alberts, Betty Lynn Immel, Mary Louise Glenn, and Diane Coke, of whom claim him as their favorite Uncle, and beloved nephews, Ricky Alberts, David Alberts, Dale Alberts and Larry Hurley.
Claudie is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Stella, his beloved wife Joyce, his siblings Haskell Elton Alberts, Delbert Lee Alberts, Herman David Alberts, Annie Mae, who died at birth, Annie Laura Mae Hurley and Troy Elven Eugene, aka “Johnny” and a Nephew, Troy Lee Alberts and a Niece, Alice May Alberts.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.