Saturday, August 25, 2012

Baby Girl Born to Arlis Cleppers

A baby girl was born to Mr and Mrs Arlis Clepper of Tomball at Height's hospital in Houston on October thirteenth at one a.m. The little lady was named Sandra Kay. Maternal grandparents are Mr and Mrs Leo West of Tomball. Paternal grand parents are Mr and Mrs O.M. Clepper of Tomball. Great grand mothers are Mrs Maggie Small and Mrs Willie Spell of Tomball. The Calewell News - Friday, October 28, 1955

Tomball Couple Wed in Church Ceremony

A wedding of interet to relatives and friends in this county was solemnized Thursday evening, September11, in the First Baptist Church at Tomball, Texas when Miss Geraldine West, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo West, became the bride of Arlis Roy Clepper, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Clepper, all of that city. Rev. Gerald Cannon read the wedding rights. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a diaphanous gown of nylon marquisette over taffeta, designed with a lace yoke and sweetheart neckline, outlined by a fitted lace fold. The lace mofit was repeated at the hips and in a centerpiece panel of the bouffant skirt. Her train was cathedral length and her veil of French illusion was held by a ____ of pearls. She carried an arm bouquet of red roses. Miss Irma Joyce Patterson, maid of honor, was gowned in a yellow nylon net over taffata styled with a net stole. Her had and gloves matched the dress. She carried a nosegay of orchid Esther Reid dasies. Miss Carl Maglitto and Mrs. Millard Ford Jr. were bridesmaids. They wore gowns of blue and pink, similar tot he matron of honor's gown. They carried nosegays of pink and blue Esther Reid daisies. Liggle Miss Cynthia Vought, flower girl was dressed in white, as was Ronald West, brother of the bride, who was the ring bearer. Johnny Morris Clepper served his brother as best man, while James Olan Lovett and Millard Ford, Jr., were groomsmen. Reagan Coe and Steward Lambert were ushers. Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. The entire wedding party, including the minister, were school mates and were in the receiving line with the couple and their parents. The bride and groom are both graduates of Tomball High School after a wedding trip to New Braunfels, they are at home in Huntsville, where Mr. Clepper is a student at Sam Houston State Teachers College.

Arlis Roy Clepper

Arlis Roy Clepper, 79 of Tomball, Texas passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. He was born to the late Olen Morris and Nola Mae "Jack" (Carroll) Clepper, June 20, 1933 in Conroe, Texas. Arlis graduated from Tomball High School in 1951. He attended Sam Houston State University. Arlis married his high school sweetheart, Gerry West on September 11, 1952, and they lived together in Tomball, their entire married life. Arlis worked as a Human Resource Director for McEvoy Oil Field Equipment for over 20 years. He then became the Vice President of Hughes Tool in Houston. After retirement he worked as a photographer for Ron West Photography of Tomball, Texas. Arlis then became part owner of Texas Outdoor Power Sales and Equipment in Conroe, Texas. Arlis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tomball, was active in the Oil Patch Kids serving as President, founder of the Oil Patch Kids Scholarship Fund for Tomball High School seniors, member of the Tomball High School Alumni Association, board member of the Spring Creek Historical Museum, and a former coach for the Tomball Little League, Lions Club member and Tomball City Councilman serving as Mayor Pro-Tem. He had a passion for all sports: avid golfer, bowler, basketball and fast pitch softball player for many years and was a booster of the Tomball Cougars serving as referee and announcer for the Tomball High School football games. He always had season tickets to the Cougars home games. Arlis Clepper is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gerry West Clepper; daughters: Becky Clepper and Kay Glasscock, Son-in-law: Wayne Glasscock, Granddaughters: Leslie and Joli Glasscock; niece, Debi Clepper all of Tomball, and nephew David Clepper of Pasadena, Texas and many other nieces and nephews and very close friends. Preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Johnnie and Peggy Clepper and nephew, Darrell Clepper. Visitation will be held at Klein Funeral Home in Tomball on Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Klein Funeral Chapel in Tomball at 2:00 P.M. Donations in his honor can be made to the Oil Patch Kids Scholarship Fund. Checks can be mailed to the Oil Patch Kids P.O. Bos 131 Tomball, Texas 77377. Published in Houston Chronicle on August 25, 2012