Frederick Lee England (MBA ’70)


Frederick Lee England

October 8, 1929-April 7, 2022

IN THE CARE OF Garden Oaks Funeral Home & Crematory

Frederick Lee England, a long-time resident of the Houston area, died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 7, 2022. He was born in 1929 at home, in Onawa, Iowa. He grew up in Orange City, Iowa, the child of a postman and a college professor. Fred received his degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State College and received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston. Fred served as an officer in the United States Navy on the USS Iowa. Fred had a remarkable 43-year career with Texaco which took him to locations in Texas, California, Germany, England, Columbia, and countless others. Fred loved his family. Fred provided for and supported his children in their many endeavors. He enjoyed a good routine which included waking up early, reading the paper, doing the crossword puzzle, and a daily phone call with his children. He loved a good meal especially if it included a coupon and his family. Fred enjoyed taking his family on vacations, especially to the Colorado Rockies. He was blessed by over 50 years of marriage to his wife Marilyn. They had a beautiful life together including memorable trips, such as traveling to Hawaii for their 40th Anniversary. They loved dancing together and were members of a square dancing club after his retirement. His deep love for her and attention to detail were especially apparent throughout the twelve years of her debilitating illness. Fred was an active member of various congregations including Memorial Drive Lutheran Church where he was a member for over 50 years, serving in various capacities. He found great comfort in his faith, especially through Sunday School classes, gathering around meals, and singing. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry Lee England and Esther Theora Cooper England, by his brother Harry Gene England and by his wife Marilyn Mae Wolfsdorf England. He is survived by his children Frederick Mark (Sheri) England, Marilyn Elizabeth England, and granddaughter Abigail Grace England. The family is thankful for Alicia Torres, Isabel Gil, Ariana Sanchez, and all who cared for Fred in the final season of his life. A Graveside Service will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway on Monday, April 11 at 3PM with the Rev. Dr. Beth Marie Halvorsen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church West Campus 12211 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024 or Lutheran World Relief

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