George Efren Wolf, 82, of Pasadena, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Kindred Hospital in Webster Texas following a brief illness. He leaves his son, George Wolf Jr. and wife Donna Perry, his son David Wolf and wife Patricia Wolf; his daughter Valerie Lewis, and daughter Reena Sthrohline and husband James Sthrohline; his grandchildren, Joshua Wolf, Tiffany Wolf, Sabrina Lewis, Heather Lewis, and Hannah Wolf; his brother Robert Curlee wife Kathleen Curlee; his sister Olive Blum; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
George Wolf was born October 1, 1935 and raised in Byers, Texas, he was the son of Dewey Wolf and Nellie Glenny, and was a lifelong resident of Pasadena, Texas. He served in the Marines and the Army, and also fought in Korea in the 50’s at Heart Break Ridge. In the late 50’s he moved to Big Springs, Texas. After the war, he married my mother Martha Head. They moved to Houston and shortly after to Pasadena, Texas in 1970. Dad was a longshoreman for over forty years at the Houston Ship Channel until his retirement. He also had a fishing lure business that started in the 70’s and was a member of the Houston Bass club. My dad loved the outdoors and fishing which was the beginning of the collecting for dad. After shelves of fishing trophies it was just natural for him to start a new collection. As a family we would go to Galveston and camp at the San Luis Pass. At night dad would gig for flounder and at day would fish for Specks. He would take breaks to walk down the beach with mom and us kids. We started picking up sand dollars and sea shells, but one day he ran into a lady that was walking the beach picking up sea shells (Natalie Howard, us kids would call her the “Shell Lady”) and fossil shark teeth. She had a little shell shop in Seabrook, Texas; we would stop by and see what she had, and eventually my dad joined the Galveston Shell Club. We would attend meetings once a month, but through the club we found out about other places to find shells, and fossils. We took many trips to Florida out to the Keys were we would collect little shark teeth washing up on the beach. After a time he joined the Clear lake Gem and Mineral Club. He was a member of the Paleontological section of the Houston Gem and Mineral Society where we shared so many good memories. Growing up we would spend almost every weekend camping at Lake Sommerville, Lake Conroe, Lake Livingston, Lake Georgetown and many more. We collected arrowheads and fossils together. Today, my father has a beautiful collection that he has shared with many such as local schools, libraries, and Gem and mineral shows. Dad was a member of the Texas Archeological Society for 35 years. Dad never met a stranger and was always willing to share his vast knowledge whether in paleontology, archeology or just Seabeans washing up on the beach.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jay Hilton officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2:15 P.M. at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
Condolences may be sent to the Wolf family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.