Glen Martin Koelemay

January 18, 1935 - June 24, 2023

Glen Martin Koelemay, 88, of Winnie, died Saturday, June 24, 2023. He was born January 18, 1935, in Nederland, to Edna Belle Lester and Martin Koelemay, Jr.

Mr. Koelemay owned and operated Koelemay Ranch in Winnie for over sixty-five years. He enjoyed spending time with his cattle, dogs, and cats. He was also a deacon at First Baptist Church of Winnie for over fifty years, as well as teaching Sunday school. His giant haystacks at the ranch will never be forgotten. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and pawpaw.

He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Betty Ann Koelemay of Clearlake; sons, Mark Koelemay and his wife, Carol, of Winnie and Breck Koelemay and his wife, Pam, of Lake Jackson; daughter, Cindy Bostwick and her husband, Greg, of Beaumont; step-son, Byron Hebert and his wife, Cynthia, of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Shannon, Alyssa, Lilia, and Michael Koelemay, Lucas, Greg, and Blake Bostwick; and numerous other loving family members and friends.

Glen is preceded in death by, his parents; first wife of fifty-two years, Amber Koelemay; son, Keith Koelemay; stepson, Wesley Hebert.

A gathering of Mr. Koelemay’s family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2023, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 30, 2023, at First Baptist Church, 120 West Pear, Winnie. His interment will follow at China Cemetery, China.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • June 29, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

First Baptist Church-Winnie
  • 120, E Pear Ave, Winnie, TX, 77665,
  • June 30, 2023
  • 11:00 am


China Cemetery
  • Benoit, China, Texas, 77713,
  • June 30, 2023

Comments (21)

    Kent Evans says:

    Mr Koelemay was such a gentleman. I enjoyed knowing him and our many phone conversations about forestry. We had a mutual appreciation of longleaf pine and his beautiful stand of those trees. My condolences to Breck and the Koelemay family. Kent Evans

    Wayne and Stacy Wilber says:

    Our deepest condolences in your loss of a truly wonderful man. Praying peace upon all who loved him.

    Phillip and Robin Bostwick says:

    We send our deepest sympathy for your family. Cindy, we are praying for peace and comfort during this most difficult time. The tribute to your Dad is beautifully written and truly illustrates his life accomplishments.

    Ron West says:

    Mark, when I looked at the picture of your Dad I could see contentment on his face, and as I read his life highlights then one knows the reason for that contentment, his family, his church, his community, his ranch life and his animals. How inspirational and it gives me insight as to what I may need address so that one day, when my picture is in the paper someone can say “he looks content.”
    My thoughts are with you in your time of mourning.

    Harland Patteson says:

    We will greatly miss Glen! We were friends for many years and he was our telephone buddy. We talked almost every week for many years and shared stories about ranching and our animals. He was truly a southern gentleman and always had kind words for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. .

    Lorraine Davenport says:

    I worked for Coastal Soil & Water; Glen was on the Board of Directors. He was such a nice man. He expressed his love for his family often. May God bring you comfort during this time.

    Donald West says:

    Mark, Cindy, Breck and families.
    I think I had the pleasure of meeting your parents only once. The impression they left have lasted a lifetime. Your Dad was the true southern gentleman rancher and parent. Bless you all in your time of grief.

    Howard hughes says:

    He will be greatly missed.

    Larry Hearne says:

    Betty Ann , so sorry to hear about Glen. My sympathies to you and all the family.


    Billy Swor says:

    Mr Glenn was a nice man and a great friend to my dad. I think they talked on the phone about every day. Prayers for the family.

    Billy Swor says:

    Mr Glenn was a nice man and a great friend to my dad. I think they talked on the phone about every day. Prayers for the family.

    Patty+Revia says:

    So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a very kind man. Sending prayers to the family.

    Tommye Hodges says:

    So sorry for your loss. I met Glen when I worked at the Agriculture Extension Office in Beaumont for Agent Edgar Weaver, in the 60’s and 70’s. He served on many of our agriculture boards. We always had a good conservation when we met at the Grocery store or Post office. H will be missed. Prayers for all.

    Connie Going says:

    We have lost the joy and company of a kind, good man. His soul now returns to the arms of a powerful and loving God.

    May his soul be raised up on the wings of eagles, reborn on the breath of dawn, May He make you shine like the sun, and Hold you in the palm of His hand.

    I send my prayers to God; my thoughts are with you.

    Ruby Bell says:

    Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

    Lillian Kolander says:

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, Mark.
    Cherish the memories.

    Glenda Leger says:

    I’m sad to hear this news. He was a true example of a southern gentleman. He will be missed.

    Joyce Bushnell says:

    Sweet Men always was nice to me and my husband , he will be missed .

    Colleen Manuel Sanders says:

    Mark, Breck, and Cindy-
    I will keep you all in my daily prayers.
    I’m sorry for this heartache.

    David O’Brien says:

    Cindy, Breck, Mark, and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Koelemay’s passing. What a kind, genuine, caring man of God he was. I am so grateful for his influence on my life. He and your mother certainly raised some great kids. Please know that each of you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you all.

    David O’Brien

    Carol and James Gentz says:

    Such a sweet man. He always went out of his way to say hello. I know he will be missed by so many.

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