Sigurd Field Emerson passed away peacefully at home on his farm near Brenham, Texas on March 11, 2015. This was one month after his 60th wedding anniversary to his loving wife Jane. He was born on June 16, 1928 in Elizabeth, NJ and attended the Pingry School in New Jersey and then The Taft School in Connecticut. He graduated from Rutgers University. His first job was with Chase Bank in New York before serving as a lieutenant in the US Air Force at Eglin AFB in Florida.
While in the service he married Jane Burrows of Houston. He was associated with Dresser Industries and for many years then with Rotan Mosle as a stockbroker. He enjoyed his business endeavors and friendships with clients and others. Golf, tennis, bird hunting and sailing were his favorite escapes. He was a member of Eagle Lake Rod and Gun Club, The Bayou Club, Allegro, Houston County Club, Brenham Country Club, Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Harbor Point Golf Club, and a former member of the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents Sigurd A. Emerson and Clarinda F. Emerson and sister, Clarinda (Puddie) Emerson and brother David Emerson.
He is survived by his beloved wife Jane and very fine sons, Sigurd F. Emerson Jr., Peter C. Emerson, Nelson B. Emerson and his wonderful wife, Patricia M. Emerson; grandchildren Haley M. Emerson and Andrew B. Emerson; brother John Emerson and wife Virginia; three sisters-in-law Beatrice Emerson, Betsy Burrows and Martha Anne Burrows.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am Monday, March 23, 2015 in the Chapel of St. John the Divine at 2450 River Oaks Blvd. in Houston. In Brenham, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, there will be a memorial service at 11 am at St. Peters Episcopal Church.
He always thought he was fortunate to have been raised a Christian in America. His Honorary pallbearers are Lewis A. Brown, John Elder, George C. Heyer Jr., Jerry Kyle, Ronald Martin, Ralph S. O’Conner, Stewart Phelps, Peter Sundt, Carrington Weems and Wallace S. Wilson.
His favorite charitable institutions were Camp Allen 18800 FM 362 Navasota, Tx. 77868, and the American Diabetes Association and the SPCA.
Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Field was a good friend since the we both were based at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida in the mid 1950’s. He was a kind and generous man. He was always willing to help and his advice was good and greatly appreciated not only by me but by many more during his long and successful business career in Houston. He will be greatly missed.
So sorry for you and your family’s loss Peter. Your Father must have been a very special and wonderful person. May he rest in peace.