Earline Helen (Mathisen) Best

Earline Helen (Mathisen) Best, 92, of San Leon, Texas, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017. She was born in Aransas Pass Dec. 5, 1924 to Bertha and Henry Mathisen. She worked for Schlumberger, Lockeed, Champion Paper, and Sears. Earline was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8566. She had a passion for playing Mrs. Clause for the VFW, helping kids read, making christmas stockings and cross stitching. She was preceded in death by husbands Walter Rodocker and Jack Best; sons Robert Charles Rodocker and Walter Earl Rodocker; grandsons Brian Rodocker, Blake McKenna, and Shannon Brandon, and all 11 siblings. She is survived by sons Ralph and Otto Johnson; daughters Mary Brandon and Mattie Best; 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; and 25 great great-grandchildren, not bad for a shrimpers’ daughter. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas, with interment to immediately follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.

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