March 28, 1933
May 14, 2021
Elaine Hill Sommers, 88, wife of Clyde L. Sommers, died suddenly and peacefully at her home on May 14, 2021.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 19th from 5-7 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 20th at 10 a.m. in Brenham’s First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Prairie Lea Cemetery.
Daurice Elaine Hill was born March 28, 1933 in Fort Worth to Reverend Earl T. and Ohuita Hill. She was baptized at First Baptist Church in Yoakum. She graduated from Baylor University in 1954, and received a Masters of Education from Texas A&M University in 1967. Upon her graduation from Baylor, she began working for the Shell Oil Corporation in Houston and met the love of her life on the steps of South Main Baptist Church. On June 18, 1960, Elaine was married to Clyde Sommers in Corpus Christi by her father and they resided in Brenham for the rest of their lives. They were blessed with three sons, Kenneth Clyde, Jeffrey Earl and Ross Oscar. Elaine taught English at Brenham High School and was later a math professor at Blinn College for many years and enjoyed being a mentor to her students.
Elaine was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always was quick with support and encouragement and a source of wisdom and counsel to her entire family as they were her primary focus. She was a lady of great integrity and faith who trusted God in everything, portraying patience and dignity in every facet of her life. She was a lifetime member of Brenham’s First Baptist Church. Over the years, she was active in the community, serving on various local boards and organizations, and especially enjoyed working with the Fortnightly Club, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a devoted fan supporting her sons in their athletic and other endeavors and never missed a game, and with three sons, there were hundreds. She enjoyed traveling with her family and friends and especially enjoyed her trips to Yellowstone National Park and to Rockport, Texas. Her grandchildren were particularly important to her and she was always interested in getting the latest updates on their activities. She enjoyed attending Texas A&M sporting events with her husband, family and close friends.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Kimberly Sommers of Katy, Jeffrey and Karie Sommers of Kingwood, and Ross Sommers of Round Rock; sister Jeanette Gordon of Corpus Christi, and brother and sister-in-law Roger and Patty Hill of Lampasas, grandchildren and spouses, Colten and Marissa Sommers, Tyler and Caroline Elenburg, Hannah Sommers, Katie Sommers and great-granddaughter Everly Elenburg. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Clyde Sommers and her brother-in-law William T. Gordon.
Serving as pallbearers are: Mike Massingill, Oscar L. Sommers III, Doyle Dahmann, Donald Gaskamp; grandson, Colten Sommers; and grandson-in-law, Tyler Elenburg.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to her caregivers, Pauline, Martha, Melinda, Amanda, Gloria and Beth for their kindness and care over the recent months.
Memorials may be directed to the Washington County EMS or the charity of your choice.