Herman Dee Tidwell

Herman Dee Tidwell, 84, of Baytown, Texas, passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Anna Mae (Maddie Mae) Murphy and Mr. William Tidwell.

Herman proudly served in the United States Army from October 7, 1955, to September 20, 1957, when he was honorably discharged. He married Martha Dodson in 1963, and they had three children.

Herman is survived by Cindy Malkowsky and husband James of Highlands, Texas, Duane Tidwell and wife Amy of Ohio, and Jill Burton of Baytown, Texas; five grandchildren Ashley Valdez and husband Joe, Brooke Broadway and husband Cory, Maddison Burton, Shaun Ruby, and wife Alexa and Tim Ruby; four great-grandchildren Olivia Valdez, Joaquin Valdez, Wren Ruby, and Ava Ruby. He was preceded in death by his sister; three brothers; and special companion Carmen Vail.

Herman worked for many years at Brown and Root. Later in life, he worked for security truck services. His interests included playing bingo, going to the casino, and traveling with his family.

A memorial service in Herman’s honor will be held at 10 AM, on Thursday, November 5, 2020, in the chapel at Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas with Less Fenter officiating.

In respecting Herman’s wishes, a private service will be held in Telluride, Colorado at a later date.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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