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April 3, 2013

Ralph Brown LeMay Jr.

Ralph Brown LeMay Jr. was born to Ralph Sr. and Beloit LeMay in Houston, Texas on August 7th, 1942. After high school, Ralph ended his college career early to serve his country in Vietnam. After he returned, he went to work for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and moved near his parents outside of Huntsville, Texas. It was there that his son Ralph Bartlett LeMay was born. In 1982 Ralph met Vicki, and they married on April 30, 1983. In July 2000, Ralph retired and they moved to Pella, Iowa to be closer to Vicki’s family.

On March 28th, 2013, Ralph passed away at home of a heart attack. He left behind his wife Vicki, their two children Brittany and her husband Jason Bennett of Pella, and Joseph and his wife Alexandra LeMay of Oklahoma City, OK, his son Bart LeMay of Spring, Texas, two grandchildren Grace and Sophia, their mother Elizabeth Marks of Tomball, Texas, and his brother Charles Raymond LeMay of Houston, Texas.

A celebration of his life will be held in Knoxville, Iowa. The family will hold a memorial service and burial in Huntsville, Texas at a later date this summer. Memorials can be made to Wounded Warriors, The Salvation Army, or The Correctional Peace Officers Association.

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    Betty Charlene Wooderson, 83, of Huntsville, Texas, passed away July 28, 2014. She was born September 9, 1930, in Franklin, Texas to Ralph Tribble and Idella Johnson Tribble.
    Betty is survived by her daughters Gail Lloyd and Mona Lamb and husband Rick; grandchildren Courtney Helton and husband Mark, James Lloyd, Reed Lamb and girlfriend SaraBeth Ellisor, Greg Landry and wife Pamela, and Cara Wilcox and husband Andy; great-grandchildren Wyatt Helton, Samantha Landry, Gregory Landry, Aidin “Nola” Landry, Olivia Keefer and Christopher Wilcox; sisters Linda, Barbara and Odell. She is preceded in death by her husband Waymon Wooderson; parents Ralph and Idella Tribble.
    Betty loved her grand and great-grandchildren most in life. She has left many cherished memories of family events over the years. She loved to be out visiting with friends. And football season she would call to check in and see what time the Dallas Cowboys were playing and had a love for the local Sam Houston State University football team. In her down time she liked to read and sew. Betty retired from TDCJ after many years of service.
    The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 12:00 PM (Noon) till 2:00 PM with service to follow visitation at 2:00 PM at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas. Interment will follow the service at Adickes Addition of Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas.
    Memorial condolences may be made to the family online at www.shmfh.com.

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