Claude E. French, age 85, entered into rest on February 17, 2003. A San Antonio native, he was born March 22, 1917 to Georgia (Kuhlman) and Thomas Lyman French. Mr. French is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary (Jerry) French; stepsons, Donald C. Thuma and Ronald G. Thuma; granddaughter, Leeann M. Halsell; great-grandson, Craig Anthony Halsell; brother, Lyman French; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday, February 23, 2003 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Funeral Service will be Monday, February 24, 2003 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel at 12:00 Noon. Interment to follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Visit us at www.mem.com. Sunset Funeral Home.