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Eugene J. “Chick” Folsom

Born: 6/26/1927

Died: 5/28/2004

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Eugene J. “Chick” Folsom, 76, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away May 28, 2004, in Conroe, Texas. He was born June 26, 1927, near Chickasha, Oklahoma.

He graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Petroleum Geology, was employed as a geophysicist, a geologist and petrophysicist with Amoco from 1951 to 1971. He was employed by Westland Oil Dev. Corp. from 1971 to 1996 when he retired.

His greatest gift was his smile. He never met a stranger and his greatest passions in life were his wife, family and golf. His desire to live life to the fullest is what kept him here as long as he was. God gave him many trials and he just came back fighting and meeting the challenges. From a young Indian boy who moved constantly as a youngster, he continued with his education. He began working in the oilfield on rigs as a rough neck. He later became a log analyst for Westland Oil. He completed all the things he set out in life for.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vickie Anne Folsom.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Jean Folsom; his daughter, Linda Sue Cheshire and husband, Richard, of Montgomery; grandchildren, James Hulse, Diana Hulse, Melissa Machala and husband, Wayne, Tina Thames and Scott Thames; great-grandfather, Cody Machala; mother-in-law, Ruth Walls of Houston, Texas, and by special daughter, Charlotte Allman.