Elaine (Kleihege) Gast


Born on Jan. 29, 1936

ELAINE (KLEIHEGE) GAST
HOUSTON - Elaine (née Kleihege) Gast, 77, passed peacefully in her sleep December 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Born on January 29, 1936, raised in Henkhaus, Texas; she attended Evergreen School and graduated from Moulton High School, Class of 1954.
On April 14, 1956 she married Jimmie Gast (Deceased January 1, 2010). Elaine was a daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Elaine loved to cook, bake, work in her garden and spending time with her family.
Elaine is survived by her brother Arnold Kleihege of Houston; daughter, Susan (née Gast) Wick and her husband Kenneth Wick of Houston; granddaughter Amanda Wick of Houston; three sons, Jimmie Gast Jr. and Darrell Gast of Houston, Kenneth Gast of Shiner; and family friend John Albright of Houston. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents William and Martha (née Zeisberg) Kleihege, husband Jimmie Gast, brothers Benjamin Kleihege, Willibald Kleihege, Alvin Kleihege and sister Genevieve.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Cypress Fairbanks Funeral Home, 9962 Jones Road, Houston, Texas, with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass to be held on Monday December 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church at 4213 Mangum Road, Houston, Texas. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. at St Joseph's Catholic Church cemetery in Moulton, Texas.


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