Clara "Penny" Graham

clara graham

February 10, 1946 ~ May 24, 2015

Clara Lynette Broderhausen Graham (“Penny”) was called to her home in Heaven on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Born on February 10, 1946, in Houston, Texas, to Henry and Louise Broderhausen, Penny was generous, feisty, and loved to laugh. She married Charles L. Graham on March 12, 1966. They shared forty-nine wonderful years together. Penny took pleasure in traveling and spending time with her family. Her sons and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She and Charles enjoyed their retirement in Hilltop Lakes, Texas. Penny was an active member of Beta Kappa Sigma Sorority, Chapter #14368 and Order of the Eastern Star, Jasper Chapter #87. Penny bravely fought her battle with cancer for three years. Her courage was an inspiration, and she is now resting with the Lord.

Penny is survived by her husband, Charles Graham; son, Robert Graham; son, Scott Graham and wife, Kyann; grandchildren, John, Katelynn, Haley, and Aubrey; brother, Carl Broderhausen; sister, Melissa Brewer; sister, Rosina Ford; and countless other family members and friends. Penny is preceded in death by her father, Henry Broderhausen; mother, Louise Semora; brother, Albert Broderhausen; and granddaughter, Abigail Graham.

We are grateful for Penny’s love, light, laughter, and the many lives that she touched.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, May 28, 2015, between 6 and 8 p.m. at Hilltop Lakes Chapel. The funeral will take place on Friday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at Hilltop Lakes Chapel under the direction of Cozart Funeral Home. Penny will be interred at Willow Creek Cemetery in Tomball, Texas, at 2 p.m. on Friday, following the service.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity, or Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W 26th St., Bryan TX 7703.

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  1. Dearest Charles and family. Penny will always be remembered as a loving, caring OES “sister”. She refused to let her illness stop her from attending our meetings even when we knew she was struggling. Our love and sympathy to those who grieve her passing. She was an inspiration to me and I am glad God allowed me to call her my friend. RIP sweet sister.

  2. Chief Graham and family,
    I am saddened to hear of your loss of Penny and pray you and your family will be comforted in the days ahead and with the thought of seeing her again. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you. Melva

  3. We will be praying for your family in the days ahead. We are so sorry for your loss.

  4. Charles,

    We will always have fond memories of Penny. It was such a pleasure to know her during her time at First Texas Bank. Jon and I know you will miss her deeply.

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