Class of 1937
1937 Graduation EditionPerry Daily Journal
– son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Vandenberg of Perry was born in Perry on Aug. 30, 1920, and attended the elementary grades in Perry and high school in Perry.
John Henry Vandenberg, Jr.
August 30, 1920 – December 31, 2004
John Henry Vandenberg, Jr., age 84, of Missouri City, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2004. He was born August 30, 1920 in Perry, Oklahoma to John and Laura Ellen Taylor Vandenberg.
John grew up in Oklahoma, graduated from Oklahoma State University, and served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
After the war, he joined Pan American Oil (later Amoco) as a chemical engineer. Over the years, he held supervisory and management positions in Louisiana, Wyoming, Houston, and Calgary.
John met and married his wife of fifty-seven years, Lucille, in Jennings, Louisiana.
After his retirement from Amoco in 1981, he began an active and lengthy volunteer career with the Houston Golf Association, where he enjoyed many junior golf outings and the annual Houston Open Golf Tournament.
John was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Virginia.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy; two sons, John H. Vandenberg, III and his wife Peggy of Katy, TX, and Paul H. Vandenberg and his wife Mary of Sugar Land, TX; and six grandchildren, Jay Vandenberg of Houston, Dena Vandenberg of Dallas, TX, Teddy and Andrew Vandenberg of Sugar Land, TX, and Dusty and Amy Vandenberg of Katy, TX.
A private family memorial will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Houston Golf Association Junior Golf Program.