Peck Stockdick was born on October 25, 1923 to Fred and Ruth Peck. She was born in her grandmother’s home at 1113 Avenue B, which sits across the street from the First United Methodist Church in Katy, Texas. She was the youngest child, having two sisters and one brother: Mildred (Ditto), Lela Kathryn (Busch), and Leonard Peck.
Floy attended the Katy Town School and graduated in 1940 from the red brick, two-story high school that stood where Katy Elementary stands today on Avenue A. Floy married W.C. Stockdick, Jr. on December 1, 1940 in the home of Lester and Ruth Williams, W.C.’s sister. They were married for 68 years until W.C. passed away on October 24, 2009.
Floy and W.C. adopted three children: Terry, Rosanne, and Kay Vonne. They continued the family tradition of the rice farming business and raised cattle on the family farm on Stockdick School Road.
In 1945, Floy followed her husband into the ministry, becoming an ordained minister herself. She was constantly working for the Lord, traveling in revivals, playing the piano and accordion, and singing. She spent many years teaching Bible Studies, Sunday School, and summer music camps. She opened her home to traveling missionaries who were able to hook up their trailers and use the farm as a base camp while in the U.S. Every summer, Floy and W.C. would drive young people to youth camps and music camps along with her own children. She and W.C. pastored a church, Satsuma Chapel, and were founders of the Full Gospel Evangelistic Association in 1951. They devoted themselves to the spread of the Gospel wherever they went. Floy was active in her hometown of Katy. She was a member of the Christian Neighbors of the Apostolic Church and a past President of the Katy Literary Club, serving terms from 1981-1983 and 1992-1994. Her love of genealogy drew her to become a founding member of the Katy Heritage Society, where she also served as President for several years, and spent hours collecting stories and pictures of early Katy. She volunteered by playing piano for the Joyful Noisemakers of the First United Methodist Church of Katy as they visited nursing homes in the area and sang to the residents. She was a proud member of the Katy High School Alumni Association and encouraged members of her and W.C.’s graduating classes to be active members. She often opened her home for a pre-Alumni gathering so there would be plenty of time for visiting. She was privileged to be acknowledged at the alumni banquet in 2015 for her 75th year of graduation.
Floy Ruth Peck Stockdick passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019, in Katy, at the age of 95.
Floy was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Vonne; her sister, Mildred; and brother, Leonard. She is survived by her children, Terry (Marie) and Rosanne Lopez. Also surviving are her grandchildren, April, Clint, Amy, Bethany, and Courtney; sister, Lela Kathryn Busch; along with numerous great grandchildren and extended family.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Schmidt Funeral Home East Avenue Chapel, in Katy. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Trinity Faith Church, in Katy, with Rev. Earl Pruitt officiating.
Condolences may be expressed at www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net.
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