Edwina “Dee Dee“ Humbert, age 90, of San Antonio passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. She was a resident of The Forum at Lincoln Heights since August 2013.
Dee Dee was born on Monday, July 19, 1926, in Anniston, Alabama, the youngest daughter of Russell & Lurlene Stephens. Dee Dee was preceded in death by her par- ents, her husband Rev. Jack Humbert, her sisters Kathleen Harman and Frances Finta, and one son, Stephen Humbert.
Survivors include her two sons, Rev. Chuck Humbert and wife Rebecca of San Antonio, and Kenny Humbert and wife Ruth of San Antonio; five grandchildren, Jacob & Joshua Humbert, Amy Keuten, Daniel & Clayton Humbert of San Antonio; nephews Jimmy Harman, Rev. Bruce Humbert, Dr. Mark Humbert, nieces Debbie Klosterman, Donna Najewski, Joyce Johns, Lisa Baldasre; and many beloved friends.
As a teenager Dee Dee had a variety of jobs before eventually working for Bell Telephone Company as an operator. During this time she met her future husband while visiting a US Army Base at Fort McClellan in her home town of Anniston. They dated for four weeks when Jack then proposed on a Friday and they wed the next day in Heflin, Alabama. They were married for over 58 years.
Dee Dee lived in eight different states while married to Jack. She was commissioned as an “Honorary Texas Citizen” through the State of Texas by Governor Mark White. Jack for most of his career was an executive in the railroad industry and then eventually a pastor in full-time ministry work. Dee Dee was always known as a hard worker, a fantastic southern cook, and out-going hostess, and her favorite role as homemaker to her husband and sons. She also sang a strong alto regularly in choirs of the churches she faithfully attended.
Dee Dee retired with Jack towards the end of 1998 later locating to Hot Springs, Arkansas, and then she relocated after his death to San Antonio where she lived near her family.
Mrs. Humbert‘s services were held on November 19 at Twin Lakes Memorial Park in Cedar Park, TX.