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In Memory of

Herschel Glen Kilbourn

April 8, 1925 - September 13, 2016

Obituary


Herschel Glen Kilbourn of Houston, Texas passed away on September 13, 2016 at the age of 91, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents Everett Raymond Kilbourn and Ella Louise Sheldon-Kilbourn; brothers Elmer and Russell and sisters Nora and Imogene.

He was born on April 8, 1925 in Harlingen, Texas. He served in the US Navy from 1942-1946 during WWII aboard the USS Cabot aircraft carrier in Asia Pacific. In 1946 while working on his degree at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, he met his soon-to-be wife, Jo Ann Barron....

Herschel Glen Kilbourn of Houston, Texas passed away on September 13, 2016 at the age of 91, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents Everett Raymond Kilbourn and Ella Louise Sheldon-Kilbourn; brothers Elmer and Russell and sisters Nora and Imogene.

He was born on April 8, 1925 in Harlingen, Texas. He served in the US Navy from 1942-1946 during WWII aboard the USS Cabot aircraft carrier in Asia Pacific. In 1946 while working on his degree at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, he met his soon-to-be wife, Jo Ann Barron. They married on November 21, 1948. During their almost 68 years of marriage they lived in several towns in Texas and Louisiana, before settling in the Houston area. Herschel retired from Friendswood Development Company in Clear Lake City in 1987.

Herschel loved his family and enjoyed taking them on vacations to the beach and camping out. He was a member of the Confederate Air Force and enjoyed supporting airshows at Ellington Field. Together Herschel and Jo Ann have 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Jo Ann; daughters; Helen Banks; Carolyn, husband Bruce Preston; sons; Robert, wife Shelly; and Donald, wife Sherry. Grandchildren include Jason Thorpe, wife Melissa; Joanna, husband John Hughes; Matthew Horany, wife Angie; David Kilbourn, wife Lyndsey; Michael Kilbourn; Robert Kilbourn, wife Lieutske; Renee Kilbourn; Rebecca Kilbourn; Donny Kilbourn, wife Leslie, Jon Kilbourn. wife Britney; and Katie Kilbourn.

Herschel's final resting place is at Forest Park Cemetery in League City, Texas.