Glenda Faye Epp

In loving memory of Glenda Faye Epp. On February 1, 2024, Glenda passed peacefully from this world with her husband of 62 years by her side. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother as well as friend to many people.

She was born on October 30, 1939 to Okla Bishop Sample and Viola Lillian Sample in Alva Oklahoma. Her parents were divorced when she was a young child and thus was raised by her mother. During her teen years she spent several summers in California with her father. She had three brothers and one sister who preceded her in death; Leland Sample, Gene Sample, Elvin Sample, and Alice Clough. She graduated from Alva High School in 1957 and from Northwestern Oklahoma State College in Alva in 1961 with a BA in education.

On July 2, 1961 she married the love of her life Chirold Epp of Fairview Oklahoma. They had three children, Jay Lynn Epp of Denton Texas, Kristi Dawn Brehm of Houston Texas, and Traci Rae Knight of Houston Texas. They had eight grand children: Josey Epp, Zachary Von Ruff, Ashley Von Ruff, Tyler Knight, Eli Knight, Derek Brehm, Michael Brehm, and Carolyn Alex. She had six great grand children: Avery Cailleteau, Helen Brehm, Alice Brehm, Arlen Brehm, Betty Brehm, and Cybil Brehm.

She taught in a private kindergarten for several years in Wichita Falls, TX, while her husband was on the faculty at Midwestern State University. Her family moved to the Clear Lake area in 1980 where her husband joined the NASA workforce. While there she spent 20 years working for Hancock Fabrics as a cashier and clerk. She was an excellent seamstress and loved helping many people on sewing projects. She loved quilting and joined the Stitches of Love quilting group at University Baptist Church where she made a number of quilts for various special needs projects. Family members cherish the quilts made especially for them.

She loved the Lord and was active in her church in several ways including Sunday School, quilting group, Bible studies, and other activities. She is survived by her husband and all of their loving family. Her beauty, kindness, caring, sense of humor and other wonderful qualities will always be remembered.


On Friday, February 9, 2024, Glenda Faye Epp’s family will greet guest at University Baptist Church, located at 16106 Middlebrook Dr, Houston, Tx 77059  from 10:00 am to 11:00 am followed by a Funeral service at 11am, a Committal (Graveside) Service will take place at Seabrook Cemetery, located at 615 Pine Gully Rd, Seabrook, TX 77586.


  1. I will always treasure memories of Glenda from our 10 camping trips together—our first being just before (and during!) Harvey. Glenda had such a gentle, easy-going, loving soul. She made camping planning easy. LOVED the meals she was responsible for—always thoughtful and delicious! She revealed interesting insight on hikes as well. And we watched her pick flowers that she later incorporated into the ornaments she made that year. Her ornaments have had a prominent spot on our tree for years! I will always have fond memories of Glenda.

    Melaine Sedej
  2. Glenda will be missed. She was a wonderful woman and a friend to so many.

    Lianne Beel
  3. My sincere condolences to you Chirold and the rest of your family. Remember all the wonderful times you spent together, the tribulations you pulled through, and the memories that will be passed on to all of your future generations.

    Chris Cerimele
  4. Glenda was my neighbor for many many years. After my husband passed away she and her husband kinda looked after me. No one could ask for a better neighbor than the Epp’s. She will be dearly missed.

    Gerry Linza
  5. What a sweet kind classmate. I often wished that we lived closer so I could have spent more time with her after High School. Often. she thoughtfully made me a Christmas tree ornament and sent it to me. I know that she will be missed in a big way by her family and friends. May God give you all comfort, peace and strength.

    Barbara Faulkner

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