Fannie Bea Tandberg was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Orange. She passed on to her eternal reward Nov. 18, in Pearland. She lived on this earth 89 years.

A celebration of her life will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Claybar Funeral Home with Steve Slover (son in law) and Doug Belisle (grandson in law) officiating.

Her earthly body will be laid to rest under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, next to her late husband, Vernon Kermit Tandberg, Sr., at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery, West Orange.

Visitation with the family is scheduled for 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Remembrances can be made on

A native and long-time resident of Orange, Fannie Bea is best known as a Christ follower, a devoted wife and mother, and faithful servant in the church. As a Charter Member of North Orange Baptist Church, she served for over 50 years in many capacities. These included serving in the music ministry as organist, pianist and member of various choirs, Sunday School Teacher, church hostess, and a member of the Women’s Missionary Union.

Having retired from Orange Memorial Hospital (Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital), Fannie Bea served as administrative assistant for many businesses including working for the Civil Service in the Navy during World War II. She was also a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Fannie Bea is survived by five children: Vernon Kermit Tandberg, Jr. and wife, Sandy, of Corinth, TX., Jean Karol Tandberg Hughes and husband, Charles, of Rusk, Kathy Bea Tandberg Lemaster, and husband, Johnny, of Houston, James Quentin Tandberg, of Orange, and Marian Kaye Tandberg Slover, and husband, Steve, of Muscle Shoals, AL.

Grandchildren include Sarah Tandberg Belisle of Cartersville, GA., Nathan Paul Tandberg of Providence Village, TX., Abigail Ellis Brown of The Woodlands, Natalie Slover Daniel of Clifton, TX,, Emily Slover Windsor of Florence, AL, and John David Slover of Muscle Shoals, AL.

Great grandchildren include Jack, Grace and Judah Belisle of Cartersville, GA, and Madeleine and Kensington Tandberg of Providence Village.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Gideons International to continue Fannie Bea’s legacy of telling others about

“But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye. When the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. [From 1 Corinthians 15]