Sunday, February 8, 2009

Opal Clepper Boyer 1914-2007

Opal Boyer

Opal Adell Boyer, 93, of Baytown, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 in a local hospital. She was born to James and Nancy Clepper on October 8, 1914 in Waller County. She was one of twelve children and the last surviving member of her family. Opal was a member of Second Baptist Church. She loved going to Sunday School and church. She enjoyed being with her church family and her own family and many friends. Her family and friends were her life. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Boyer; parents, James and Nancy Clepper; sisters, Fannie Wendt, Mary Riley, Edna Stokley, Georgie Reynolds, Susie Martin, Annie Bell Dreyer, and Rachel McCoy; brothers, Pat Clepper, Duncan Clepper, Jimmy Clepper, and Thomas William Clepper.

Mrs. Boyer is survived by her daughter, Nancy Lochridge of Baytown and son, Gary Boyer of Baytown. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kevin Lochridge and wife Marsha of Highlands, Mark Lochridge and wife Susan of Beach City, Kristi Medows and husband David of Mont Belvieu, and Shane Boyer and wife Shea of Baytown; great grandchildren, Chad Vogler, Corey Lochridge, Cara Lochridge, Jonathan Lochridge, Randall Lochridge, Taylor Medows, Davia Medows, Cullen Boyer and Grant Boyer.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 15, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown. Funeral services will be at Navarre Funeral Home on Friday, November 16, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tommy Clements officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarcrest Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will by Mark Lochridge, Kevin Lochridge, Corey Lochridge, Shane Boyer, Gene Flower and Joe Dreyer.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute to the family go to

Arrangements are under the directions of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, TX 77521, (281) 422-8111.


Opal Clepper Boyer is listed on pages 230, 231, and 240 of Lucille Clepper Mehrkam's book, "History and Genealogy of the Family of Jacob Klepper/Clepper Family and Malcolm McAlpine Family" (The Gregath Company, 1996), Library of Congress under card number 86-62751

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