Eva Stough

Obituary of Eva Stough

Eva Lucille Stough, 96, of Pearland, Texas passed away on October 21, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband William Preston Stough, son Harvey Ray Hudson, grandson Joshua Stough and sister Sybil Marie Lenard. Left to cherish Lucille’s memory is her son William “Bill” Preston Stough II, daughter Sybil “Gail” Barnes, grandchildren Clay Hudson, Matt Hudson, Jordan Beeler, Evan Beeler and one great grandchild Casey Ray Hudson.

Lucille was a multi-faceted, multi-talented lady who began her colorful life on January 17, 1921 in Columbia, Louisiana. She enjoyed a classic Southern upbringing in West Monroe along the Ouachita River surrounded by a multitude of close knit relatives. She was a beautiful, popular small-town Louisiana girl who had many interests and ambitions. Lucy, as she was known by many, was an active participant in life from the start.   In 1937 she was named to the All State High School Girls Basketball team and from that day forward continued to embrace life and meet its many challenges head on.

In 1946 Lucille married Lieutenant William P. Stough and for the next 15 years became the consummate Army officer’s wife, exceeding the expectations of a woman in that role while raising three children at the same time. During that period, they lived on military bases throughout the United States and enjoyed a three-year assignment in Germany and toured Europe extensively. Lucille’s circle of friends continued to grow and spanned the globe.   Upon retirement they moved to Lawton /Fort Sill, Oklahoma where Lucille developed an affinity for the business world and a love of golf, both of which became an integral part of her life. While Lucille worked at a variety of businesses in various capacities in Lawton, her husband took up a second career as a civil engineer working for companies that contracted with NASA. This connection eventually led them to take up permanent residence in the Houston area to be near the Houston Space Center.  After a brief stretch working in accounting for the Furniture Outlet, she and a saleslady struck out on their own and opened a successful business, Pearland, Furniture.  Lucille bought a house in Pearland’s Country Place Estates where she was one of its earliest and longest residing residents. She loved the community atmosphere of Country Place where she formed lifelong friendships and participated in virtually every community activity.  She was a member of the Country Place Women’s Golf Association and became an even more avid golfer while also pursuing many creative interests and maintaining a showpiece garden. Up until the final days of Lucille’s charmed life, she was never without a project. She loved and was loved by many and will be sorely missed. 

A memorial service for Lucille will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. Online condolences can be sent to the Stough family at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com

Interment of her remains with her husband Lt. Colonel William. P. Stough at the Houston National Cemetery will take place at a future date.