Gerald (Gerry) Bryan Godfrey

Gerald(Gerry) Bryan Godfrey, 58, of 17208 County Road 438, Somerville, TX, passed away quietly Sunday morning January 11, 2009. Gerry was a 1968 graduated of A-M Consolidated High School and attended Texas A-M. He graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety Patrol School in Austin and worked as a state trooper for 10 years. In 1983 Gerry, his wife Camilla and family moved back to Somerville to help with farming operations. Gerry was an extremely talented carpenter and jack-o-all trades and loved building everything from custom homes to fine furniture.

Gerry loved the outdoors particularly the ocean and seashore, spending precious times beachcombing for “treasures” and fishing with family and friends. He loved to work with children, coached a variety of sports and worked with “his kids” at every opportunity.

Gerry is survived by his parents Bob and Jean Godfrey of College Station, brother Larry and wife Jeanna of Rockport, former wife Camilla and children David and LaNette, Amanda and April, grandchildren Katie, Kolbie, and Kwincie of Somerville, and nephew Larry Jr. and wife Lydia, and their children Zachary and Dylan Godfrey of College Station.

A memorial service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, Jan 17 at Callaway Jones Funeral Home. There will be a gathering of friends and family Saturday at 9:00 am at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. Please make memorial contributions to any charity benefiting children.


  1. The Godfrey Family;
    My thoughts are with all of you as you go through one of the most difficult times. You have lost a wonderful man that will be missed by all. I wish for you the strength to get through this difficult time and into the time of remembering all the wonderful memories that you have made with Gerry.
    Love, Shari Schultz

  2. Dear Uncle Bob, Aunt Jean, Larry, April, Mandy, David and all the Godfrey family-

    We were so shocked to hear about Gerry’s passing. I can only imagine how devastated you all must be. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    I’m sure that our Nana, his Aunt Shirley, Dot – Alma were amoung those first in line to welcome him into heaven and wrap their arms around him.
    We just recently were looking through photo’s of the wonderful family reunion you all hosted for us at the farm and at Redmond Dr- memories we’ll always cherish. It’s sad though that we have so many miles between us and the visits to see the whole family were few and far between. We love you very much and wish with all my heart that we could be there for you and honor Gerry’s life and memory in person.
    God bless,
    Pat (Catuzzi) Ostrowski and the entire family

  3. Dear Jean, Bob and Larry

    Please accept my condolences. I am so saddned to hear of Gerry’s untimely passing. Your family is in my prayers for consolation and healing as you recall the blessings of his life.

    Loretta Covington

  4. My prayers to the family and I ask the Lord to give the family peace and guidance at this sad time. Always remember the good memories and move on when it’s time to.

  5. I am sad about Gerry’s untimely death. I will cherish the memories that I have. I am dissapointed that my name was not listed as a foster sister.My heart is heavy and I only wish the best for all concered.
    Thank you for letting me know about his death and the memorial. Thank you for inviting me to the dinner.

  6. Amanda,
    I was sorry to hear about your father passing. I know he will be deeply missed. We will keep you and your families in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless,
    Charlotte Dockery

  7. Gerry was a wonderful brother to me. I will always have a special place in my heart for him. My prayers are with all of you.

    Love and blessings,

  8. Camilla, David, Mandy, – April–what fun we had when you lived in Livingston. Those memories are the best. I am so glad I got to be a part of the Godfrey’s life. My heart is broken for you.

  9. Aunt Jean, Uncle Bob, and all of the Godfrey family – I’m so sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing – you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We wish we were closer and could be there for you. Love, Christine


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