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Col Claude Lemasters
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1914
Shelby County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 2008
Port Arthur
Jefferson County
Texas, USA

Claude, of Beaumont, passed away at Christus Hospital St. Mary.

A resident of Beaumont since 1952, he was the son of Ralph and Ophelia LeMasters.

He grew up on a farm, graduated from Shelbyville High School in Indiana and in 1938 graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He served as an artillery officer during World War II, earning a Bronze Star. After World War II, he remained in the Army Reserves and retired in 1968 with the rank of Colonel.

Prior to his active military service, he worked as a Forester in the Northwest and then served as an officer in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He received his teaching certificate from Lamar University and taught chemistry and biology at French High School until becoming assistant principal. Claude received his master's degree in Biology from Peabody/ Vanderbilt University.

Survivors include his wife, Joy C. LeMasters; sons, Claude Richard LeMasters and his wife Candace and Philip LeMasters and his wife Paige; sister, Eleanor Jean Pigman and her husband Stuart; and six grandchildren, Ian LeMasters, Kate LeMasters, Mary Margaret LeMasters, Patrick LeMasters, Will LeMasters, and Ann LeMasters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Art, Lawrence, and Carroll; sisters, Lucille and Marjorie; and his first wife, Eleanor K. LeMasters.

 (bio by: jrrmr910) 
 
Inscription:
COL US ARMY WORLD WAR II BRONZE STAR MEDAL
 
Burial:
Unknown
Plot: Garden of Seasons
 
Created by: Sandra "Sandy" Annette H...
Record added: Oct 31, 2008
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Col Claude Lemasters
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RIP. Col Claude LeMasters. FHS chemistry teacher. Thank you for your service, sir.
- James Ellis
 Added: Oct. 9, 2013

- jrrmr910
 Added: Oct. 31, 2008
 
 
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