Bryan Wayne Elps

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Bryan Wayne Elps, 31, of Sealy, Texas, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017, in Brenham, Texas.

He was born Aug. 27, 1985, the son of Mark R. and Paula (Johnson) Elps.  Bryan grew up and attended schools in the Odem area, before graduating from Odem High School.  After high school, he received two Associates Degrees, one, from ITT Technical Institute, in Houston, and the other from Blinn College.  Bryan excelled in Math and Science and designed a rocket that is presently displayed in a Blinn College trophy case.

He was employed as a civil engineer with a surveying company.  In his past time, Bryan enjoyed playing computer games and pool; he also enjoyed being outdoors on a motorcycle, boating and sailing. Bryan was a member of the Boy Scouts of America in Sinton.

Bryan is survived by: his daughter Kelsey Jean Perthuis of Texas City; parents Mark R. and Paula Elps of Sealy; sister Chrystal Lynn Nelson and her husband, Martin, of Tucson, Arizona; aunts and uncles Joe and Bonnie Johnson of Arlington, Sheree and Marvin Glover, John Roy and Clare Johnson, all of Corpus Christi, Glenn Roy and Paula Elps of League City and Tanasha Roberts of Columbus, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his niece.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2017, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville.

A Celebration of Life will follow at 4:30 p.m.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to either: Boy Scouts of America, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, Texas 75015, or to the Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, Texas 77833.

Arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 610, 12029 Hwy. 36 South, Bellville, Texas 77418.

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