Clyde “Lee” Oleson, Jr.

May 10, 1937 - October 15, 2021

Clyde “Lee” Oleson, Jr., 84, of Nederland, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, after being treated for Alzheimer’s disease. God mercifully took him home and ended that journey. He was born May 10, 1937, in Baytown, to Francis “Thelma” Sammons Oleson and Clyde Lee Oleson, Sr.

Lee attended Baytown schools and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1955. He went on to join the Corp of Cadettes and attend his beloved A & M University. Lee graduated with his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1961. He later returned to school at Sam Houston State University where he earned his master’s in chemistry with minors in math and physics in 1966.

In 1961, he started a teaching position in Somerset where he met his wife, Patsy Culp. They were married on May 26, 1961 and celebrated sixty years together this past May.

After earning his master’s degree, he relocated to Nederland to work as a chemist for Unocal Refinery where he retired from in 1995. After he retired, he and Patsy bought an RV and enjoyed many years of traveling.

Lee was a deacon at Central Baptist Church, Port Neches and was also the treasurer for over twenty years. He and Patsy loved their church family and faithfully served the Lord for many years.

Lee loved the outdoors and enjoyed traveling, hunting, and fishing. He especially liked to watch Aggie’s football and cherished the time he got to spend with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Oleson, of Nederland; children, Monica Clausen and husband, Hank; Judy Tippin and husband, Merle; and Clyde Oleson III and wife, Christine; grandchildren, Chris Clausen and wife, Robyn; Jessica Clausen; Hayley Clausen and fiancé, Eric Duke; Meagan Oleson and fiancé, Cyle Hubbard; and Peyton Lee Oleson; and four great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and Clyde Oleson; and sisters, Jane Fitzpatrick and Nelda Oleson.

A gathering of Mr. Oleson’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Central Baptist Church, 903 Ave B, Port Neches. His interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church, 903 Avenue B, Port Neches, Texas 77651 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

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Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Central Baptist Church – Port Neches
  • 903, Ave B, Port Neches, TX, 77651,
  • October 19, 2021
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Funeral Service

Central Baptist Church – Port Neches
  • 903, Ave B, Port Neches, TX, 77651,
  • October 19, 2021
  • 10:00 am


Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland
  • 3098, Highway 69 N, Nederland, TX, 77627,

Comments (8)

    Judy says:

    It was SO wild. I could tell you but I don’t want to write it all publicly! If you send me your email address I’ll update you!

    Bernadette Brown says:

    Just learned of Lee’s passing. Worked with him at Unocal. He was a very nice person.

    Darrin Bledsoe says:

    Mr. Oleson was a fine man. He was a great father-in-law to me when I was in the family. I know he will be missed.

    Judy says:

    Faye – Thanks! Dad had a REALLY rough go the last few years. Thankfully he is in a better place!! He will see you both on the other side!! ????

    Faye Bledsoe says:

    Lee was such a fine Christian man; very humble, Jerry and I enjoyed the times of fellowship with him and Patsy such as the time they took us camping with them, plus all the times we met together and played cards. Heaven gained a great man; we lost a dear friend.

    Tina Deese Bearden says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr Oleson was such a wonderful man. He was an amazing husband, father and friend. I am praying for all of you during this difficult time.

    James Myers says:

    Lee was Speacial Man respected and loved by all. He was a dear friend

    Carolyn Byrd says:

    Patsy, I am so sorry for your loss. Lee was truly a great man and he loved Jesus so much. I wish I could be there for you. Love you


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