Ron Muse, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Sterling Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Katy, Texas. A memorial service is scheduled for 4:00 PM on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Faith West Academy, 2225 Porter Road in Katy, Texas, with Keith Walsh officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Claire Brothers Funeral Home of Houston, Texas.
Ron was born at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 30, 1950, to Wesley Eugene Muse and Elizabeth Kloesel Muse. After getting married, Ron’s father announced to his new bride that he wanted to have four children within four years and even specified a birth order of boy, girl, boy, girl. Per his specifications, Ronald Gene was the first son born in 1950, followed by first daughter Deborah Jean in 1951, second son Richard Gene in 1953 and second daughter Sandra Jean in 1954. Since Mr. Muse had picked out all four children’s first names, Ron’s mother jokingly wanted to use the middle name “Ann” but finally agreed to “Gene” for the boys and “Jean” for the girls.
During the time Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Muse served in the U.S. Army, his wife and their four children followed him to every duty station. In 1960 Ron moved with his family to a 25-acre farm in New Braunfels where they raised cows, horses and chickens, and grew a 1-acre garden. Not having a tractor at the time, Ron’s mother would have him pull the single blade plow like a horse so she could have a garden full of beautiful fruits and vegetables. Ron also worked side by side with his father digging postholes to build a strong fence.
Ron attended New Braunfels High School where he played football for four years. After graduating in May 1968, he attended one year at Texas A&I, which later became part of the Texas A&M University System and renamed Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He was self-employed as an independent long distance truck driver.
He is survived by his sons, Wesley Muse and his wife, Andrea, and their two children, Wes and Candice of Tomball, Texas; Jason Muse and his wife, Shannon, and their two children, Madison and Haley, of Sealy, Texas; and Chad Muse and his wife, Melanie, and their children, Cooper Muse, Cody Contreras, Trey Contreras and Ryan Contreras, of Richmond, Texas; the mother of his sons, Sherry Jean Muse of Katy, Texas; his mother, Elizabeth Muse of Converse, Texas; his sisters Deborah and her husband, Greg Weber, of Refugio, Texas, and Sandra and her husband, John Matheson, of Canyon Lake, Texas; his brother Richard Muse of Katy, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ron was preceded in death by his father, Wesley E Muse; paternal grandparents, Tal and Bessie Muse; maternal grandparents, Adolph and Leopauldina Kloesel; and a nephew, Adam Matheson.
Memorials may be made to Amazing Grace Hospice, 5502 Fourth Street, Katy, Texas 77493.