JETER MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME

Jeter Memorial Funeral Home
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Jeter Memorial Funaral Home

Jeter Memorial Funaral Home

Jeter Memorial Funaral Home

Jeter Memorial Funeral Home is family owned and managed by Greg Jeter since it was established on February 15, 1995 by Greg Jeter and has proudly served the Friendswood, Alvin, Pearland, Clear Lake, Houston and League City, Texas areas with all of your funeral needs. If we can be of assistance, please call us at 281-992-7200.



 
Raymond W. Russo Jr.

In Loving Memory

Raymond W. Russo Jr.

3/18/1946 - 4/17/2014

Raymond W. Russo Jr., 68, a devoted husband, father and grandfather of Friendswood, TX passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014.  He was born March 18, 1946 to Raymond W. Russo, Sr. and Mary E. Forster Russo in Houston, TX.  He graduated from Jesse H. Jones High School in Houston, TX in 1964, and then attended Texas A&M University, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  He worked for GTE from 1968 to 1997 in marketing and sales, finishing his career there as a successful district sales manager.  He retired early to pursue hobbies and other interests.  He then embarked on a second career in 1998 with Friendswood ISD’s transportation department, moving to Pearland ISD as Assistant Transportation Director in 2009 until 2014. Ray was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church as a child with his family and various parishes throughout his life within the Houston-Galveston Diocese.  He has been a member of Mary Queen Catholic Church since 1979.

 

He married Linda K. Rumph on June 3, 1966 and together they had 4 daughters, Regina, Dena, Theresa and Mary.  He was an avid baseball fan, player and volunteer coach for many years.  He was an Optimist Club member and volunteer for many years in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Raymond was active in band and sports booster clubs at Friendswood High School in support of his children and grandchildren.  He thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren and their music and sports activities.  Ray enjoyed family life more than anything else.  His second most enjoyable hobby and passion were landscape design, installation and maintenance.  He also enjoyed grilling ribs, cooking out, designing and painting holiday yard art.

 

Ray was a very funny, silly guy, who loved his family, friends and co-workers by always sharing laughter with them; always giving everyone a nickname, serenading them with silly songs created just for them, and he loved to play pranks and tease to get people to smile.  He never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  He had a gift for making people feel comfortable and welcome, loved children and was genuinely concerned for all kids’ safety and well-being, and was a true and good friend to many people.

 

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Linda, his daughters, Regina L. Russo and husband Scott C. Swann of Colleyville, TX; Dena M. Russo and Lynda J. Willis of Lake Charles, LA; Theresa K. Russo and husband Benny F. Castro of Friendswood, TX, and Mary K. Russo and husband William K. Sanders of Pearland, TX; grandchildren, Anthony M. Swann, Gillian E. Swann, Kelsey M. Castro Pirrello and David Pirrello, Gabriella K. Castro, Katelyn E. Sanders, Kyle E. Sanders, and Kaleb E. Sanders; sister, Colleen Russo Alderman and brother-in-law Donald Alderman and their family of Houston, TX.  He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and two aunts.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Vigil and Rosary service beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood, Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating.  A private interment will be held at a later date.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Russo family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Bill Wofford

In Loving Memory

Bill Wofford

12/17/1946 - 4/16/2014

Bill Wofford, 67, of Alvin, TX passed away at home in Alvin on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  He was born December 17, 1946 to Paul J. Wofford and Edna Allie Wersebe Wofford in Luling, TX.  He graduated from Alvin High School in 1965 and went on to earn a sociology degree from Texas A&M in 1969. He worked as an Alvin Post Office mail carrier for over 32 years.  Bill was passionate about fishing, dominoes and grandkids.


He was a member of South Park Baptist Church for almost 30 years.  His faith in God sustained him throughout his battle with cancer.  Bill wished for all to know that his death is just the beginning of life, thanks to God’s gift of salvation to all who believe in Him.


Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Edna Wofford.


Bill is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Johnnie Wofford.  They were married in Angleton on March 6, 1970.  Bill is lovingly remembered by his children, Shelley Yetter and husband Chris, Billy Wofford and wife Carrie; five grandchildren, Justin, Clayton, and Lauren Yetter, and Cole and Adalynn Wofford; brother Paul Wofford and wife Mary; sister Nelva Urick and husband Willie; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.


The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Heights Baptist Church, 1591 County Road 144, Alvin, TX 77511 with Rev. Dr. Howard Daniel officiating.  Interment will follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin.


Pallbearers will include Jimmy Wofford, Mac Barrow, Gary Wofford, Larry Williams, Phillip Winget and Chad Vowell.


Honorary Pallbearers will include Southpark Baptist Church Adult Men’s Class.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alvin Meals on Wheels P. O. Box 2086 Alvin TX 77512-2086.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Wofford family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Carl Edgar Dillon

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Carl Edgar Dillon

8/14/1934 - 4/10/2014

Carl Edgar Dillon, 79, a devoted Christian, loving husband, beloved father and grandfather went to his eternal rest on April 10, 2014.  Carl was one of 12 children, born to John and Ollie Dillon of Ohio. 

 

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty; two sons, Steven and wife Stefani of Crawford, TX and Timothy and wife Jenna of The Woodlands; four grandchildren, Ryan of Roscoe, TX., Rebekah of Glorieta, New Mexico, Rachel Dillon of Crawford and Eric Brashears of The Woodlands.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendswood Church of Christ, 2051 W. Parkwood, Friendswood, TX 77546 with Mike Ross officiating.  A private burial will be held at a later date at the Houston National Cemetery.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Dillon family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Judith Faye Bullock Baker

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Judith Faye Bullock Baker

4/30/1940 -4/11/2014

Judith Faye Bullock Baker, 73, of Rosharon, Texas died Friday, April 11, 2014.  Judy was born April 30, 1940 in Island Grove, Illinois, the daughter of James Albert and Opal Fern (Williams) Bullock.  She grew up and spent her childhood in New Berlin, Illinois.  On December 7, 1957, she was united in marriage to James Edward Baker in New Berlin, Illinois.  Following their marriage, they raised their four children in Clinton, Iowa until moving their family to Alvin, Texas in 1977.  James preceded her in death on June 22, 1995.

 

Judy enjoyed and loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be remembered for her infectious laugh and wonderful sense of humor.  She loved family game night and never turned down a chance to play Pinochle or Kitty with her children and grandchildren.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed.

 

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Albert Bullock, Jr.; and two sisters, Thelma Eileen Young and Mildred June “Bootsie” Bullock.

 

Judy is survived by one daughter, April Joyce (Luther) Daly of Alvin, Texas, and three sons, Clifford James (Deborah Bryant) of Alvin, Texas; Eugene Ray (Rose Prevost) of Arcola, Texas; and Mark Elwyn (Loretta Copeland) of Hewitt, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Marjorie Hazel Witham and Joyce Lee (Dave) Beeler, both of Springfield, Illinois, and Marcella Cleo “Peachie” Daniels of Jacksonville, Illinois. 

 

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on April 15, 2014 at Jeter Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Jeff Rees officiating.  Internment will be in Old Berlin Cemetery in New Berlin, Illinois at a later date.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Baker family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Lyman Dana Demand

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Lyman Dana Demand

5/9/1925 - 4/11/2014

Lyman Dana Demand, 88, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather was called home on April 11, 2014.  Lyman was born in Oklahoma City May 9, 1925, the son of L.S. and Grace Demand.  He grew up in Oklahoma City and later became an Oklahoma University Sooner.  He entered the Marines right out of high school and the story is told that he was a drill instructor.  No one could believe how this gentle man could have had that job yet there were times growing up that we had no doubt!!  Lyman was a Godly man and lived his life serving his church and community and had a deep love for his family.

 

Lyman met the love of his life, Dorothy Dean Barger at a USO dance.  Neither Lyman nor Dorothy had ever attended a USO dance, yet got talked into going that night.  Dorothy had an engagement ring from another suitor but when Lyman asked her to dance she could not refuse.  But first she made him show her his driver’s license because he did not look old enough to even be there.  They were both 21 years old.  A few months later they were married and the adventure began.  They raised five sons and one daughter, and lived in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, Houston, Pryor, Dallas, Borger, Spokane, Pampa, and finally Friendswood.   Lyman worked in the chemical business as a mechanical engineer, working for Phillips, John Deere, and Camex.  He retired after being President and CEO of Cominco American, then moved to Houston for some consulting which resulted in another ten years working with his friend, Keith Thayer for Stubbs Overbeck Engineering firm.

 

Lyman loved music, airplanes, and golf.  He started playing the violin at the age of 5 but soon moved into playing the saxophone and clarinet.  Jazz and big band music were his favorites.  He played in jazz bands his whole life including at his grand daughter, Shannon’s wedding.   He played with Johnny Dyson’s band, the Strand Street 6 & 7/8 Dixieland Band, and the San Jacinto College Band, formerly the Pearland Community Band.  Dr. Jim Rose and Bobby Wren shared lots of music and fun times with Lyman.   Lyman grew up building homemade model airplanes and kites, later getting his pilot’s license.  He flew small planes until the age of 70 when he sold his twin engine Comanche.  He loved being able to fly!  He also enjoyed golf with his wife Dorothy, serving as president of the Golf Crest Country Club for two years.  Lyman and Dorothy enjoyed many trips to the Greenbrier Resort where the golf was amazing. 

 

But of all Lyman’s accomplishments, he was most proud of his children.  He enjoyed family gatherings.  Dorothy cooked wonderful meals while Lyman would be busy setting up croquette, building kites with the grandchildren, or playing football in the back yard.  Their family dinners were especially delicious because Lyman and Dorothy had wonderful gardens full of fresh vegetables.  Lyman’s green beans were famous!  They both enjoyed traveling to see their children and families who were scattered from the east coast to the west.

 

Dorothy and Lyman just celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary, and truly lived out a love story being completely devoted to one another. 

Lyman was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Miles and Lewis, and sisters, Claire and Martha Loire. 

 

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, who never left his side, his sons, General Dana Demand, retired, and wife Brigid; Bobby Demand; Gary Demand and wife Pat; Jim Demand and wife Lori; David Demand and wife Renee; and daughter Peggy Nolan and husband Dr. Steve Nolan.  He leaves behind 18 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren (with two on the way), and one great, great grandchild. 

 

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 311 N. Friendswood Drive in Friendswood, Texas.

 

The funeral service will be held at Friendswood First Baptist Church, 111 Heritage, Friendswood, Texas on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M with Dr. David Belk and Rev. Roger Patterson officiating with reception to follow.  A private burial will be held at a later date at the Houston National Cemetery, in Houston, TX.

 

The family would like to express gratitude to Clarissa and all the caregivers at Colonial Oaks, as well as the A Med hospice for their loving care.   

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at www.alzfdn.org or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or any charity of your choice. 

 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:7    

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Barbara Ann Davidson Curnutt

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Barbara Ann Davidson Curnutt

4/1/1963 - 4/10/2014

Barbara Ann Davidson Curnutt, 51, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014.  She was born April 1, 1963 to Dorman Davidson and Agnes Dugie Davidson in Houston, TX.

 

Barbara enjoyed life in Friendswood very much, the family was very blessed with awesome family and friends.  She really enjoyed her home and the neighborhood where it was located.  She was so thankful to be surrounded by people who loved and cared about each other so much.  She enjoyed many family vacations, to the beach, snow skiing and boating.  Very special snow skiing trips, with awesome friends, she was so proud watching her daughter excel at snow skiing and all activities she chose.  Her favorite beach was at South Padre Island, with many weeks enjoying time at the Marisol.  Her favorite boat, was a pontoon boat and she enjoyed spending time on Toledo Bend on a pontoon boat with awesome friends.  Many boating weekends on Lake Travis and a very special weekend there on a houseboat, with the very best of friends.

 

She is survived by her loving husband Greg Curnutt; her parents Dorman Davidson and Agnes Dugie Davidson; her daughter Amy Curnutt; her brother Mark Davidson; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.  Please join the family for a reception following in the Wesley Hall.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation; Run for the Rose, 5090 Richmond Ave., PMP-291, Houston, TX 77056 or 713-723-7847 or at  http://runfortherose.racepartner.com/donate-barbara, or Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030 or 713-677-7119 or at www.houstonhospice.org.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Curnutt family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Scott Neil Westmoreland

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Scott Neil Westmoreland

2/24/1964 - 4/8/2014

Our dear, precious Scott fought a strong, courageous battle against the ravages of cancer for three long years.  He lost his fight, however, on April 8, 2014, in Carrollton, Texas, with his mom and sister by his side.

 

Scott was fifty years old, having just celebrated his birthday on February 24.  He was born on that date in 1964, to his loving parents, Bill and Dianne Westmoreland, of Friendswood, Texas.

 

Scott was a 1982 graduate of Friendswood High School and a 1988 graduate of the University of Houston, after which he was employed by Five Star Transportation for nine years.  His next job with Standard Register, in Houston, had taken him to Carrollton, Texas four years ago, after having lived in Friendswood while growing up.  His dedication to his work was evident to all who knew him.

 

Scott was such a joy to be around, always smiling and happy, and his amazing optimistic attitude stayed the same throughout his illness.

 

He enjoyed golfing, biking, kayaking, and later became a Nascar racing fan.  Most important, however, was his family and friends, his job and co-workers.  His eyes lit up when he talked about his workplace.  He loved it!  The people there were like family to him.  Scott also loved traveling, and one of his favorite places was Cape Cod, where he golfed and spent special times with the Liszcz family.

 

Keeping the traditions of his family and friends was a significant part of his life.  He was always a favorite of the children at any gathering.

 

Scott knew Jesus as his Savior, was baptized, and for many years attended the Friendswood Church of Christ.  Being God’s child, he has now gone Home, where there will be no pain, no sorrow, no tears.  We, his family and friends, will miss him dearly, but feel blessed to have had him in our lives.  He will live in our hearts and memories forever.

 

Scott is survived by his mom, Dianne Westmoreland, a sister, Lisa Taliaferro and husband, Anthony, one nephew, Ryan Taliaferro, and two nieces, Megan and Macy Taliaferro.  He also leaves behind a grandmother, Billy Jean Westmoreland, and aunts, uncles and cousins, who were a big part of his life.

 

Scott was preceded in death by his dad, Bill Westmoreland, whom he loved and admired.

 

We know the Angels are rejoicing, and we also know that God understands our feelings of loss and broken hearts.  He will see us through.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, April 14, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Pearland Church of Christ, 2217 Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with DC Brown  officiating.  Interment will follow at the Sweeny Cemetery at 3:30 P.M. in Sweeny, Texas

 

Condolences may be sent to the Westmoreland family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Catherine Pauline Williams Eubanks

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Catherine Pauline Williams Eubanks

7/2/1919 - 4/8/2014

Kay Eubanks was welcomed home on April 8, 2014 by loved ones who preceded her in death: her husband, William B. “Bill” Eubanks, daughters, Dorothy D’Arcy and Darlene McCormick, great-grandson, Andrew Meyer, her parents, two sisters, Marietta Bourgoyne and Cleo Garland, and five brothers, Eugene Williams, Jerome Williams, Brooks Williams, Berman Williams and Homer Williams. 

 

She was born July 2, 1919 to Homer W. Williams and Mary M. Tannheiser Williams in Montalba, TX.  This wonderful lady was loved by everyone because of her quick and beautiful smile, her witty sense of humor and welcoming spirit.  She was always up for trying something new and seeking adventures.  Growing up as one of the ‘greatest generations’ she learned the value of hard work and to be industrious with what she had at hand.  She was very creative and loved to crochet, sew, do needlepoint, paint, as well as work in her yard and grow beautiful flowers and plants ~ and into her mid-eighties still enjoyed mowing her own yard.   She had strength and poise and perspective and love and joy from the Lord in her heart.

 

She and my grandfather started their young life together in San Angelo, Texas, where family still resides.  They moved to Texas City after the great explosion in 1947, where my grandfather became a career firefighter for the Texas City Fire Department, a deputy for the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department, and master carpenter.   Nana worked for Houston Natural Gas/Entex for many years as front office manager/dispatcher there in Texas City.   They were very involved in many civic efforts for the city, as well as members of Northside Baptist Church.  As they retired, they moved to Lake Somerville and became active in the community there ~ they led the development of the Birch Creek Forest Volunteer Fire Department, and served on the Birch Creek Forest Water Board and was treasurer for many years for her Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church in Somerville.  Her love of people and helping them drew her to be involved for over 20 years there as a volunteer in the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the hospital and the convalescent home in Somerville ~ she always said she loved to ‘visit the little old people’ (she was in her eighties then!) ~ it was her ministry to love and encourage people, and she clearly was young at heart and saw herself that way until just this last year of life.

 

Growing up in a large family in the 20’s and as the oldest daughter, she became known as ‘sister’ by all of her siblings.  To all of her many nieces and nephews, she was fondly known as ‘Aunt Cherry’.  Among our ‘San Angelo family’ she was called by her beautiful name ‘Catherine’.  Whenever she met a new friend, she was ‘Kay’ to them.  In these recent years as she needed more assistance, her beautiful ‘angels’ who cared for her at Autumn Leaves called her ‘Mrs. Kay’.

 

To us, she was ‘Nana’ ~ and became so to all of our friends, as well as her great-grandsons’ friends ~ she considered all of them her own and loved seeing them and hearing about them when we visited.  She loved that name, and considered it an honor to be ‘Nana’ ~ we did, too.

 

Nana is survived by her two granddaughters, Delee D’Arcy of League City, Debbie Meyer of Alvin, her ‘son’ and ‘daughter-in-love’ Dale and Gloria Climer of Fulshear, Texas, her great-grandson Matthew Meyer and her soon-to-be great-granddaughter-in-love, Kelsie Chandler, both of Atlanta, Georgia.  Her one surviving brother, Winfred (Wimpy) Williams, 97, lives with their niece and her husband,  JoEtta and Clifford Riley of Killeen, Texas, and she has many other family and endeared friends ~ all of whom she considers family.

Her Godly influence and spirit will be so missed, but we are so blessed to have called this lovely lady OURS, for so many years ~ and we know she is Home ~

 

 

The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.  Interment will follow at the Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Eubanks family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Betty Louise Gainer Fussell

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Betty Louise Gainer Fussell

10/10/1919 - 4/5/2014

Betty Louise Gainer Fussell of Houston, TX joined her mother, father and grandson, Russell Laughlin on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the age of 94.  She was born October 10, 1919 to Aubrey Gainer and Emily Carlson Gainer in Milton, FL.  She always talked about what a sweet simple life she had as a child. Tragedy came into her life when at age 12 her father was murdered while holding her hand.  She was a native Floridian and a 51 year resident in the South Belt area.

 

She was Christened into the local Episcopal Church within a few days of birth, and always said, she was a born Episcopalian and remained loyal in that faith her entire life.

 

Her first child Betty Claire was born in 1938, followed by her second child, Patrice 12 years later.  Betty had a passion for flowers; therefore she opened Betty’s Florist in 1956, while raising two children, as a divorced parent. She would work all night at times making hundreds of corsages for the weekend dances at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.    She moved to Houston in 1963 to be closer to her older daughter, Betty Claire, and her two grandsons Richard and Mike.  Once she retired it gave her time to pursue her passion…her yard and flower beds.  She was also a loving daughter to her mother, Emily, whom she took care of for 35 years until she passed in 1989.  She loved to stay up late, eat ice cream in front of the fireplace in the winter.  She loved to go dancing at the Moose Lodge every weekend.  She also loved jewelry, music and painting and loved to walk in the snow when visiting her daughter Patrice in Illinois. It never got too cold for her. She was sledding with her grandsons, David and Russell, when she was 70 years old and steered wrong and was heading straight into a pond when two men caught her.  She got right up and headed back up the hill.   At the age of 84 she came to live with her daughter Patrice.  She remained there until 2 months before her 90th birthday when her new residence became Wind Song Nursing Home where she stayed until April 5, 2014.

 

She will be always loved and forever missed by her remaining family; daughters, Betty Denney and Patrice Carson; son-in-law Jack Carson; grandchildren, Richard Engel, Mike Thomasson and wife Lisa, David Laughlin and wife Sarah, Daniel Long and Amber Steed; great grandchildren, Marxton Dutton, Cassondra and Zeth Thomasson, Hayley, Lorelei, Abigail and Evalyn Laughlin, Devin and Emily Laughlin and Ryan Johnson; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Randy Ledbetter officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Fussell family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

You were an angel while you were with us and now you’ll soar with the angels above, without sorrow and without pain.

 

We love you.

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Arturo Morin, Jr.

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Arturo Morin, Jr.

6/22/1944 - 4/4/2014

Arturo Morin, Jr., 69, of Fresno, TX passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014.  He was born June 22, 1944 to Arturo T. Morin, Sr., and Anita Ortiz Morin in D Hanis, TX.  He proudly served in the United States Army and retired after 22 ½ years from Fort Hood as a Staff Sergeant.

 

He was a member of Lorenzo deZavala Masonic Lodge.  He was 32 degree Scottish Rite member; Legion of Honor member 3rd Lieutenant of the state; Arabia Shriners; Fraternal Order of Police.  He retired from AHI in Alvin, TX after 30 years; he also worked for Pasadena ISD as a crossing guard and was a Brazoria County Sherriff Bailiff.

 

Arturo is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Juan and Renee.

 

He is survived by his loving wife Cynthia Morin; daughter Kimberly and husband William Blake; sons, Luke, Robert, Roy and Artie; sisters, Maria McNamara, Lucy Rodriquez, Gloria Foxworth; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jaime Trevino officiating.  A private burial will be held at a later date at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to help with expenses to Bank of America, c/o Cynthia S. Morin, account 488044911285.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Morin family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Walter “Lynn” Kilbourn

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Walter “Lynn” Kilbourn

12/17/1931 - 4/5/2014

Walter “Lynn” Kilbourn, 82, of Pearland, TX passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014.  He was born December 17, 1931 to James F. Kilbourn and Dorothy M. Harms Kilbourn in Carrabelle, FL.

 

He graduated from Bay County High School in 1949.  He attended Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1953. Lynn proudly served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, and is a veteran of the Korean War.  He was a lifetime member of the Episcopal Church, belonging to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, in Pearland, TX.  He moved to Houston, TX in 1961 and worked with John’s Manville Insulation until 1963.  He began working with SIP, Inc. in 1964 and after several name changes, he retired from Parsons Corp. in 1996.

 

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Terryss Marie Kilbourn; his first wife Jeanette E. Harris Kilbourn.

 

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Ann Van Sickle Kilborn; his children, Sandra K.  Harris Taska and husband Tom of Missouri City, TX and Cynthia L. Kilbourn Brandon and husband Jim of Alvin, TX; grandchildren, Jason P. Castillo and wife Candace and Amanda K. Brandon; great grandchildren, Shane L. Brandon and Anthony; step daughter Valorie L. Sterling and husband Chris Sterling; step grandchildren, Karen R. Spann Rivas; step great grandchildren, Sadie L. Rivas and Brandon W. Rivas; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Parlor, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with The Rev. Joe A. O’Steen officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

Pallbearers will include Max Kilbourn, Jason Castillo, Bob Reed, Harold White, Pete Lynch and Hank Dykstra.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Kilbourn family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Roy Earl Klusendorf, (Papaw)

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Roy Earl Klusendorf, (Papaw)

2/28/1939 - 4/5/2014

Roy Earl Klusendorf, (Papaw), 75, of Friendswood Texas passed away at home on Saturday, April 5, 2014.  He was born February 28, 1939 to Earl Klusendorf and Lydia Stolenzfeld Klusendorf in Royal Oak, MI.

 

Roy was preceded in death by his father Earl, mother Lydia, brother Harold, and sister Deloris.

 

Roy leaves behind his true love and best friend Linda, children, Terri Robberts and husband Rick, Tami Hall, Tim Aurand and wife Mildred, Tom Aurand and wife Shannon. He also leaves 7 grandchildren that always made him glow; Jeremy, Jamie, Brett, T. J., MaryElizabeth, Nicolas, and Wyatt. He leaves behind sister Louella of Michigan, sister Elaine and husband John of Michigan, brother Lloyd and wife Deanna of Florida; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Roy spent 45 years in the Space Business as a Marketing Person. He is a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, A Rotarian, past president and Paul Harris. He served on the Friendswood Planning and Zoning committee.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM. At Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1207 W. Winding Way Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 with Fr. Robert Wareing officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Friendswood E.M.S. at

1000 S. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood Texas 77546.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Klusendorf family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Dorothy Fay York Bludworth

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Dorothy Fay York Bludworth

8/7/1925 - 3/31/2014

Dorothy Fay York Bludworth, 88, of Pearland, TX was born near Henderson, Texas, on August 7, 1925, to Ozzie and Mattie Willard York.  She passed on to her next adventure on March 31, 2014.

Raised on a farm outside Henderson, Dorothy enjoyed the outdoors and open spaces.  In the early 1940’s, she moved to Houston; and during WWII, she supported the war effort working at various facilities in San Antonio and Marfa, Texas.  After the war, she met and married Richard William Bludworth in 1947.  Together, they raised three sons, Richard, Tom and Charles.

During the 1950’s and 60’s the family made numerous trips to various spots in the US, Mexico and The Bahamas.  In the early 70’s a ranch near Alvin was purchased and for several years, Dorothy helped manage the care of 150 head of cattle, mostly from her cow horse “Ace” and occasionally from her Tennessee Walker “Katy”.

Her favorite place was her lake house on Lake Livingston where she spent nearly 20 years before returning to the Houston area in 2001.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Marie and Louise and her brother James.

Dorothy is survived by her sons Richard, Tom and Charles, 3 daughter in laws, Sheila, Betty and Phyllis, and 6 grandchildren, Bonnie, Nicholas, Sarah, Amy, Amanda and Emily.

In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes, no services or memorials are planned.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center available online.

Condolences may be sent to the Bludworth family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Olive Lillian Oxspring Martinson

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Olive Lillian Oxspring Martinson

8/8/1915 - 3/29/2014

Olive Lillian Oxspring Martinson, 98, of Friendswood, Texas went home to rejoice in heaven on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  She was born August 8, 1915 to Fredrick James Oxspring and Lilly Varley Oxspring in Cleveland, Ohio.  Olive moved with her family to Texas when she was 4 years old.

She became an Air Force wife when she married her husband, Lloyd Kenneth Martinson, on March 16, 1946. Olive’s being transferred with “Marty” to Air Force bases in Texas (3), Japan, Iowa, Montana and Colorado while raising two children, maintaining the household and being an untiring, selfless wife to her husband is testament to her amazing strength. Thru all this she never wavered on her faith.  At each new base she would seek out an Assembly of God church, which is where she and the kids would be every Sunday.

Olive worked at a textile mill with her father in her younger years.  Olive also was known as a “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII at Hughes Tools, in Houston, Texas.  But the best job she had in her lifetime was being a wonderful wife, mother and friend to all that knew her.  She was best known as Granny.  Olive never met a stranger.  She had a full and blessed life.  She was a proud member of New Life Fellowship Church and felt the congregation was her second family.

Olive has joined her husband, Lloyd, her sisters Beatrice and Marguerite, her brothers Harry and Harold, father Fredrick and mother Lillian in heaven. 

She is survived by her daughter Shirley Dianne Cotie and husband, William, her son, James Martinson and wife, Darla, seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews who meant so much to her, and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 between 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.  The service to celebrate Olive’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at New Life Fellowship, 104 Whispering Pines Rd, Friendswood, Texas, with Pastor, Jeff Bell officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Martinson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Carl (Paw-Paw) Joseph Crabtree

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Carl (Paw-Paw) Joseph Crabtree

9/13/1935 - 3/25/2014

Carl (Paw-Paw) Joseph Crabtree, 78, of Woodville, TX passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  He was born September 13, 1935 to Thomas J. Crabtree, Sr. and Vallie Simmons Crabtree in Jefferson, LA.

 

Carl was a veteran of 10 years in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.  He married his wife of 58 years on December 18, 1955.  He was known to hundreds of children as Paw-Paw when he worked as the greeter at the Alvin Wal-Mart for several years.  Carl lived a full and blessed life as the best husband, father an Paw-Paw that anyone could ever be.

 

He is survived by his wife Jimmie; sons Jamie and his wife Wendi and Tim and his wife Alicia; 9 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Timothy, Matthew and his wife Emily, Heather, Jeneva and her husband Dennis, Jacob, Danielle, Samantha and Kaley; 3 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Liliana and Avery;and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200) with Rev. Louis Crabtree officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Crabtree family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Vera Jo Morrow Nabours

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Vera Jo Morrow Nabours

8/15/1932 - 3/24/2014

Vera Jo Morrow Nabours, 81, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014.  She was born August 15, 1932 to Carl R. Morrow and Minnie E. Anderson Morrow in Boydston, TX.

 

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth Rex Nabours; daughters, Winnie Pearl Nabours of Friendswood, TX and Peggy Lynn and husband John Whitters of Amana, IA; son Kenneth Rex Nabours II and wife Denise of Alvin, TX; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron, TX with Rev. Drew Weber officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Nabours family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Elaine Elizabeth Hughes Van Antwerp

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Elaine Elizabeth Hughes Van Antwerp

7/18/1921 - 3/22/2014

Elaine Elizabeth Hughes Van Antwerp, 92, of Friendswood, TX passed away peacefully  on Friday, March 22, 2014 to rest in the presence of her Savior.  She was born July 18, 1921 to Ted T. Hughes and Esther M. Arnold Hughes in Joplin, MO.

 

She graduated from Joplin High School in 1939 and married Jack Van Antwerp with whom she had shared 69 years of marriage.  Elaine was a typical member of the “Greatest Generation” having struggled through the ravages of poverty, the great depression and WWII.  She was also a cancer survivor having had two bouts of the disease in her lifetime.  During her working years, Elaine served primarily as an executive secretary. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; her brother, Thornton Hughes; her sister, Carol Lee James.

 

Elaine is survived by her son, Gary Van Antwerp and wife Diane of Broken Arrow, OK; her daughter, Susan Venier and husband Dick of Friendswood, TX; grandchildren, Mike and Amy Van Antwerp, Laura Venier and Allen Venier; great-grandson, Taylor Bundrick; many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.  A private interment will be held at a later date.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Van Antwerp family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Michael Caldwell Keithley

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Michael Caldwell Keithley

7/8/1949 - 3/23/2014

Michael Caldwell Keithley, 64, of Marshall, TX passed away on Sunday March 23, 2014.  He was born July 8, 1949 in Miami, Oklahoma to Howard Keithley and Maxine Shamblin Keithley.

Michael graduated from Alvin High School in 1967 and played baseball until he broke his leg sliding into home plate. He was an avid fisherman and hunter as his health permitted. He also loved coaching Chad’s baseball team all the way to high school. He worked for Peerless Equipment/Trencher Haus for 30 years and then retired from Vermeer Equipment in 2001.

On June 12, 1970 he married Brenda Maurine Find of Pearland and they resided in Alvin on the same corner for 32 years raising their only son Chad Howard Keithley; and living next door to Mike’s mother and dad.  In 2002; Mike and Brenda moved to East Texas when Brenda had an opportunity with her job at CenterPoint Energy.  Mike and Brenda would move to Longview, Tyler, and finally Marshall as new opportunities arose.  Mike always told Brenda just let him know when to start unpacking or packing.

He was preceded in death by; mother, Maxine Shamblin Keithley who died when he was 4 years old; father, Howard Newton Keithley and beloved step-mother Sammie Jeanette Keithley; brother, John Howard Keithley; infant grandson Kyle Michael Keithley.

Michael is survived by his loving wife of almost 44 years, Brenda Keithley; son Chad Keithley and wife Katrina; grandson Kade Parker Keithley; step-grandchildren Brant and Madison Kobersky; brother, Micheal “Scooter” Dickerson and wife Sharon; sister, Donna Hooker and husband Michael; sister in law, Benelese Keithley; mother in law, Mary Edith Rogers; sister in laws, Linda Camazzola and husband Joe, Debbie Salisbury and husband Don, and DeAnn Hutton; brother in law, Ryan Rogers, and lifelong friends, Wayne and Shirley Knape; plus a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with the memorial service following at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX with Pastor Jeff Spielman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016 or www.kidney.org/donate, or any charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the Keithley family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Melva

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Melva "Jean" Thompson Rozar

4/14/1930 - 3/17/2014

Melva “Jean” Thompson Rozar, 83, passed away and went to heaven on March 17, 2014 at 9:30 A.M.  She will be greeted in heaven by her Mother and Father, an infant brother Patrick, a son, William “Billy” Krenz, and a daughter, Karen Lynn McNutt as well as many other friends and family.

Jean was born on April 14, 1930 in Dover, Oklahoma to Phoebe Marie (nee’ Ray) Thompson and Bert Milam Thompson.  She was three years, seven months older than her only sister, Shirley Ann Dowd of Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Jean was beautiful, fun-loving and a good dancer, a great reader, and expert seamstress; she loved to travel and was a most compassionate and caring friend and mother.  She graduated from Lasalle-Peru High School in IL and made many life-long friends.  Her accomplishments included being the high-stepping, baton-twirling, band majorette and she also participated on debate team and the Glee Club; she was invited to a screen test in Hollywood, but her father put his foot down.  She had six children with husband Russell Lee Krenz (deceased) of Mendota and Peru, IL and made a gracious home for her family in the towns of Peru and Sandwich IL.  She supported Russ to the best of her ability during his devastating brain surgery that caused physical and mental disabilities and also during their retirement to Florida.  Jean married Cliff Rozar and lived in Welaka, FL for many years, proud of starting the Lutheran Church there, before she left Florida for Illinois and Texas to be with her daughters.

Ms. Jean leaves behind to mourn her passing Kelly Doe (Edward) of Friendswood, TX, Kathy Card of Katy, TX, Melissa Sawl (George) of Jacksonville, FL, and Christopher Krenz of Albuquerque, NM.  Her loving grandchildren are Amie Gilles and Jennifer Jeffries (Justin) all of DeKalb, IL, Jonathan Tuftee (Kayla) of Pearland, TX, Jeffrey Doe (Felicia) of Alvin, TX, Nathan Doe (Lauran) of Tomball, TX, Andrew Card (Veronica) of Knoxville, TN, and Jessica and Andrea Sawl of St. Augustine, FL.  Her loving great‑grandchildren are Adrian, Blake, Brennan, Brody, Camron, Gabby, Hailey, Matthew, McKenna, and Tyson, with two more on the way.  Jean was a caring aunt to four nieces (Carol, Sandy, Nancy and Annie) and two nephews (Mike and Brian) and she also enjoyed her many great nieces and nephews.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.  A private interment will be held in Florida.

Flowers are accepted, but in lieu of flowers, donations can be given in her name to the Houston SPCA at www.houstonspca.org or at 900 Portway Dr. Houston, TX 77024.

Special recognition is given to Mom’s friend and caregiver, Ginny Farrell, her loving canine companion, Roxie, and thanks to the Friendswood Health Care Center and Houston Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to the Rozar family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Barbara Marie Segna  Zwingman

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Barbara Marie Segna Zwingman

5/8/1949 - 3/16/2014

Barbara Marie Segna Zwingman, 64, of Friendswood, TX passed away into the arms of her Lord on Sunday, March 16, 2014 after a long battle with Leukemia. Her upbeat and positive disposition was a hallmark of her character and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 

Born May 8, 1949 in Lynwood, CA, she graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science. It was there where she met her future husband David. They later married and had two children, Michelle and Andrea.

 

Barbara and her family lived in Friendswood, Texas for 39 years and were always active in the Mary Queen Catholic Church and it's various organizations. Most notably, she served as a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered in many charitable endeavors for the church, the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters for many years. In her adult vocation she served the community as a teacher for several different schools in the Texas Gulf Coast area.

 

She was a master tailor and award winning cake decorator and used these skills in her charity work, including quilting and tailoring for parish needs and Knights of Columbus Charities.

 

She is survived by David, her husband of 42 years, her mother Angelina Segna, her daughters and their spouses, Michelle and Christopher Carpenter and Andrea and Peter LeGros, and her grandchildren Catherine, Lila, David, Johnathan, Edward, and Bethanie.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Rosary to begin at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (218) 992-7200 with Deacon Darrell Moulton,  Chuck Turner and the Knights of Columbus #8494 officiating.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. James Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.  Interment will be held at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Barbara's name to the Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia Global Research Foundation at www.cllglobal.org.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Zwingman family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Herbert G. Newell

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Herbert G. Newell

8/19/1928 - 3/16/2014

Herbert G. Newell, known as Herb by family and friends, passed from this life at the age of 85, on March 16, 2014. He was a resident of Friendswood for 46 yrs. Herb was born August 19, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to Herbert W. and June Hatter Newell. Herb grew up in Ft. Wayne/ Huntington, Indiana where he graduated from High School in 1946. Upon graduation, Herb enlisted in The United States Army Air Corps and proudly served his country for 13 years as a flight engineer. Herb learned to fly airplanes while serving his country and carried his ragged and faded pilot’s license in his wallet until his death. Herb met his wife Rose Hermes while stationed at Foster Field in Victoria, Texas. Herb and Rose were blessed with two children Cathy and Carl and settled in Friendswood in 1968. Herb was a charter member of Mary Queen Catholic Church; he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8494 and was a 25 year life 4th Degree Knight in Assembly 2084. Herb retired from General Electric after 25 plus years of service. Herb loved his family, his church, The Knights of Columbus and his country. Each morning he would put out his American flag, stand back and salute it. Herb was an avid bowler and also enjoyed supporting his local Houston sports teams.

Herb was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rose; son, Carl; father, Herbert W. Newell; mother, June Newell Huston; brothers, Bill Newell and David Newell; sister, Margaret Baker.

He is survived by daughter, Cathy and husband Kevin Croft; granddaughters, Emily and Amanda Croft; special friend, Marlene Caraway; brothers, Richard Newell, Jim Newell, and Jerry Newell and Robert Mc Kinley; sisters, June Teusch and Pat PfLantz.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Vigil and Rosary to begin at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Deacon Darrell Moulton and the Knights of Columbus of Mary Queen Catholic Church #8494 officiating.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. James Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.  Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association for the Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter at www.alz.org or 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030-2008.

Condolences may be sent to the Newell family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Arleigh G. Meyer, Jr.

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Arleigh G. Meyer, Jr.

2/7/1943 - 3/13/2014

Arleigh George Meyer, Jr., 71, of Ft Myers, Florida and Friendswood, Texas is here no more. His computer has crashed, his fishing line has snapped, his O2 is depleted, and he is knocking on Heaven’s door. His spirit was released on March 13, 2014 from his worn out shell of a body and he now freely exploring the universe.  He was born February 7, 1943 to Arleigh G. Meyer, Sr., and Madeline Sumner Meyer in Tampa, FL.

At the time of his departure he was surrounded by his loving family. His beautiful and devoted wife of 48 years, Danuta Meyer, whom can now purchase all the skeins of yarn from New Zealand that her heart desires. His three loving daughters Patricia Schalla, Donna Davis and Stephanie Larrison, his dear tag-along littler sister Janet Remmel, two of his son-in-laws Brian Davis and Doug Larrison, and his two sweet granddaughters Jenna Karkosky and Jaisa Davis.

Those Missing in Action (but not in spirit) were his two grandsons, who followed in the family military tradition, Sgt Blake Meyer of the US Army and E-2 Spencer Karkosky of the US Navy (don’t worry we still love him). His son-in-law David Schalla, his sweet sister Brenda Logan Wise, his brother Jim “Topper” Logan, his brother from another mother Bruce Dennington and a multitude of loved nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts and uncles, as well as many, many friends.

He graduated from Ft Myers Senior High in 1961 and followed his Dad’s footsteps in joining the Army which he served in from 1961 until his retirement in 1982. One of his greatest accomplishments in the Army was designing the first remote control airplane program for the military in 1970 with his good friend Captain Jim Rice. And now generations later we have planes like the Outlaw and the Predator that have evolved from a program designed by two guys who loved having fun with model airplanes and technology and spending time together. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer-4.

While in the Army he obtained a 4 year Bachelor of Science degree in only two years, making the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. After retiring from the Army he made a career as a Logistics Engineer at Singer-Link/Raytheon in the infamous Dolly Parton Building. In semi-retirement he also consulted at Blackhawk Management Company.

He enjoyed being a member in the Anson Jones Masonic Lodge, where he served all chairs, including the recliner. He was also a member of the National Sojourner’s, The Scottish Rite, The Shriners and DeMolay.

He was also an avid member of the ROMEO’s (Really Old Men Eating Out) and the Good Ol’ Boys Donut Club. He enjoyed square dancing, playing bridge and pinochle with his friends that became honorary members of his family.

It bears mentioning his great love for his four-legged kids. He leaves behind Jake, Shane and kitty-cat Bow. As well as his four legged grandkids Remie, Natie and Finnie Larrison.

He is preceded in death by his father Major (Ret) Arleigh George Meyer, Sr. of Hoxie, Kansas and his mother Madeline Sumner Meyer of Ft Myers, Florida.

The family would like to thank the Doctors and the Nurses at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas that helped ease his pain and assured his comfort. We would also like to thank all of our family and friends for the love and support shown to us.

In place of flowers, Arleigh would hope that you will find it in your hearts to do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness in his honor.

Masonic Rites and Military Honors will be rendered on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 2098 W. Main, League City, TX 77573 with Pastor Tammy Sharp officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Meyer family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Dylan Chapin Gregory

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Dylan Chapin Gregory

12/11/1979 - 3/10/2014

Dylan Chapin Gregory. 34, of Houston, TX was born on December 11, 1979 to Marvin Thomas "Tommy" Gregory and Leila Lee in Galveston County TX.  He was their only child, but Dylan would later have an older stepbrother named Raymond Gregory, as well as a little half-brother named Brandon Joseph Gregory.  Both would play integral parts in his childhood; the three boys would be very close as children.  Tragically, the boys lost their father when Dylan was in high school.  Dylan took the loss very hard, and it affected him for the rest of his days.  After Tommy's death, Dylan was taken in by his grandparents, Herndon Joseph "HJ" Gregory, and Gladys Louise Wilder Gregory.  He was like a son to them because Dylan had always been a huge part of their lives, and had also been in their custody for much of his infancy.  Losing the both of them nearly six years ago was also a staggering emotional loss for Dylan.

 

Dylan lived for his children, who he is survived by:  Lia H. Gregory (age 11) and Zachery H. Gregory (age 9).  Lia and Zac meant the world to him, and anyone who ever knew Dylan would attest to his close knit bond with his two children.  Although he and his wife had separated nearly six years ago, they had remained close co-parents, as well as confidants and friends.  Never living more than 20 minutes apart (except for a brief period before his death), and sharing in every aspect of their rearing.  He was a "hands-on" Daddy.  Due to Lia being premature and unable to nurse properly, he got up for every feeding to bottle feed her while Mommy was pumping.  The freezer was crammed full of breast milk, and many, many ounces of it was fed to Lia by her dear Daddy with a bottle.  He had never held a baby before Lia was born - he had said he'd gone that long without holding one, so that the first might as well be his own.  He jumped right in and did it all unlike any man before him, or since.

 

Zac and his Daddy enjoyed taking long mountain bike rides together.  The muddier, the grittier:  the better.  One of Dylan's last Facebook posts read, "Just got done doing a five mile ride through the mud with my son - and he wanted to keep going!”  Since Dylan had cherished his father/son relationship with Tommy so deeply - he valued and adored his turn to have that bond with his own son.  When Dylan was living with his brother, Brandon, briefly before his passing (he had never been so far from the children before); he would get on Xbox Live with Zac every afternoon after Zac was home from school.  They'd play "Black Ops" for hours, laughing together and diminishing the distance between them to nothing.  When he heard Zac was being bullied last school year, Dylan went up to the school and called a meeting with an AP.  It was quite the moment for Dylan when he was informed that it was actually his son, a third grader at the time that was in fact bullying a fifth grader.  The disbelief in his voice that day has stayed with me...but, also, more distinctly:  the fatherly pride.  Lia and Zac are fiercely close, their schools are next door to each other and they walk to and from together every day.  When Lia heard Zac was getting bullied this year - she confronted the bully herself in front of the schools one day after school.  She hadn't realized a group of sixth graders were behind her, had followed her in support:  the bully balked in horror at Lia's shrieking and threats.  Again:  Dylan was so proud of her and of them for being so close.

 

So, as hard as this is on all of us - to say goodbye, we must say goodbye to our dearly departed Dylan at this sad time.  He is gone too soon, we cannot alleviate our pain, there is an ineffable sadness that fills my soul which I feel will remain for a lifetime.  But I want him to go on and to be reunited with his beloved grandparents and father...and - mostly, above all else:  to know peace.  And to know he is loved always and forever.  Forever in our hearts, a man who was compassionate and caring above all other things:  Dylan Gregory, you are honored today.

 

In addition to his children and the mother of his children, Dylan is also survived by his little Brother, Brandon - and his step brother Raymond.  Furthermore, he is also survived by his Aunt Peggy of Seabrook TX, and his Uncle Marvin of Walnut Creek Ca, as well as their children, his cousins - and the children of these cousins.  Dylan worked for Western Data Systems (WDS) at the time of his passing, and Vickie and Brandon want to thank them, from the bottom of our hearts, for what they did for us when Dylan died so unexpectedly.  Without the help of WDS, today's service would not have been possible.  Thank you to everyone who came out today to help us put Dylan to rest.  May God bless you all, and thank you again for honoring our departed loved one with us.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Gregory family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Ernest Halon Enochs

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Ernest Halon Enochs

8/12/1925 - 3/9/2014

Ernest Halon Enochs, 88, of Friendswood, TX passed quietly with his family at his side on Sunday, March 9, 2014.  He was born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to Mable Aline Rogers Enochs and Roland Halon Enochs.

 

He graduated from high school in Texarkana after which he enlisted in the Army.  He served with the 94th Division, 301st infantry in World War II in France and Germany where he spent months as a prisoner of war.  Once liberated he returned to the states and moved to Houston to attend college at the University is Houston where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.   He subsequently met and married Margaret Ann Youngs who was to be his wife for the next 62 years.  Ernest worked for nearly 20 years for the Falstaff Brewing Corp. as a District Manager.  After years of community service with the Republican Party and with his local VFW chapter he finally retired in Friendswood, TX to live at The Bedford.

 

Ernest is survived by his daughter Karen Rosenblatt and husband Steven and his daughter Lisa Price and husband Ron; grandchildren, Micah Rosenblatt, Miriam Druyan and husband Rabbi Yoav Druyan, Matthew Price, Jennifer Bean and husband Brent and Shannon Price; as well as four great grandchildren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX 77598 with Jerry McCurdy officiating.

 

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to woundedwarriorproject.org or to the veterans support group of your choice.

 

His family would like to express their thanks to the many kind and dedicated caregivers he has had over the last 5 years.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Enochs family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Dorothy E. Curtis Hayley

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Dorothy E. Curtis Hayley

3/15/1929 - 3/5/2014

Dorothy E. Curtis Hayley, 84, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Wednesday, March 05, 2014.  She was born March 15, 1929 to Arthur Curtis and Lillian Coe Curtis in Louisville, KY.

 

She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her three children.

 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband Herman Marshall Hayley; her son: Steven Curtis Hayley; her parents; her brothers and her sister.

 

She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Banegas and husband George of Friendswood, TX and Karen McGee and husband  Mike of Friendswood, TX; grandchildren,  Marshall McGee and wife Jennifer of League City, TX, Paul Banegas of Friendswood, TX, Megan Gibson and husband Cooper of Wichita Falls, TX and Travis Hayley of Clear Lake, TX;  great grandchildren, Layth Curtis McGee, Cason Ward Gibson, Hayley Paige Gibson; nieces, Patricia  Payne of Louisville , KY, Diana Daub of Louisville,  KY and Marjorie Curtis; nephew Brian Curtis of Conroe, TX; and many other relatives and cherished friends.                               

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Gale Towns officiating.  A private interment will be held at the Rosewood Cemetery in Humble, TX at a later date.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Hayley family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Willard Claud Rives

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Willard Claud Rives

12/13/1944 - 3/2/2014

Willard Claud Rives, 69, of Manvel, TX went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 2, 2014.  He was born December 13, 1944 to Don M. Rives and Anna Maultsby Rives in Providence, RI.  Willard loved The Lord and his family very much. His entire life fishing and hunting was his passion and carpentry was his trade for over 50 years. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Willard was a faithful member of Heights Baptist Church for 32 years. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Billy R. Rives, and Thomas G. Rives; nephews, Charley B. Rives, Jr. and Don S. Rives.

 

Willard is survived by his wife Hazel Eversole Rives of Manvel, TX; son Willard Rives, Jr. and his wife Brandi of Algoa, TX; daughter Coletta Rives of Manvel, TX granddaughters, Brittnie Rives, Ally Rives, Becca Mullins and Cheyenne Rives; grandsons, James Rives,  Scott McCracken and Christopher McCracken; great-granddaughters, Skylar Williams and Maddie McCracken; brother Charley B. and his wife Geneva Rives of Manvel, TX; sister Donna and her husband John Guillott of Green Valley, AZ; sister-in-laws Janan Rives of Friendswood, TX  and Pat Rives of Texas City, TX; 43 nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews; many other relatives, extended family and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Heights Baptist Church, 1591 County Rd. 144, Alvin, TX 77511 with Rev. Charles Easley officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in memory of Willard Rives to Hope Clinic, 3373 E. Hwy. 6, Alvin, TX 77511.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Rives family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Rabon Cecil Bryan

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Rabon Cecil Bryan

8/25/1922 - 3/1/2014

Rabon Cecil Bryan, 91, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Saturday, March, 1, 2014.  He was born August 25, 1922 in Sylvester Georgia.  He served in the army and was a platoon leader and sharp shooter.  He fought in the pacific and was at IWO Jima.  He received the American Defense Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, AP Service Ribbon and one Bronze Star.  

 

He is survived by his wife of 66 years Ruby Nelle Bryan, his son Rabon Cecil Bryan, Jr and his wife Suzan, his grandchildren Amelia and Bonnie and her husband James Denham.  He also is survived by his daughter Barbara and her husband Harlan Ivie and grandchildren Chris and Paige in Marietta Georgia.

 

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.  A private interment will be held at the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, TX at a later date.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Bryan family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Donald C. Hamacher

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Donald C. Hamacher

6/4/1942 - 2/22/2014

Donald C. Hamacher, 71, passed from this life to his HEAVENLY home on Feb 22, 2014.  He was born June 4, 1942 in Grand Rapids, MI.   

 

He leaves behind; his soul mate and wife of 16 1/2 years, Janice; two daughters, Kimberly Hamacher (Buffalo, NY) and Nickole Hamacher (Baton Rouge, LA); four step-sons, Raymond Tucker, Ronald Tucker, Stuart Tucker and Kenneth Tucker; numerous grandchildren and two great grandsons.

 

He honorably served our country in the US Navy from Nov 9, 1960 until Nov 6, 1964. Prior to his retirement he worked at the Houston VA Regional Office for a total of 22 years; and 9 months of service to the United States of America.

 

A memorial service will be held at the Houston VA National Cemetery on March 7, 2014 at 10:15 a.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, he requested donations be made to THE WOUNDED WARRIORS PROJECT at www.WoundedWarrior.org/donate.


Condolences may be sent to the Hamacher family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.


 
Ann Melia Licari

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Ann Melia Licari

9/13/1916 - 2/26/2014

Ann Melia Licari, 97, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Wednesday morning, February 26, 2014. She lived a very blessed life and was loved by all who knew her. She and her husband were avid bowlers in the 50's. She was a homemaker. Always full of joy, she will be remembered for her contagious laughter and beautiful smile.

 

She is preceeded in death by her husband Jimmie Frank Licari 25 years ago; her parents, Paul Melia and Rosa Zito Melia; her brothers, Paul, John and Vincent Melia; her sisters,  Mary Sacco and Rosalee Storenski and son-in-law Ronald Rex Powledge, Sr.

 

She is survived by her daughter Frances Powledge; son Jimmy Licari and wife Joanne; grandchildren, Kim Schwerdtfeger and husband Tracy; Ronald Rex Powledge, Jr. and wife Amanda; April Benson and husband Mark; James and Elizabeth Licari; great grandchildren, Darian and Hunter Schwerdtfeger and Andrew Rex Powledge and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Pallbearers: Frank Kainer, Frankie Kainer, Johnny Storenski, Paul Storenski, Johnnie T. Melia and Robert F. Melia

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the rosary to begin at 7:15 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200

 

Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Christopher Catholic Church, 8150 Park Place Blvd., Houston, TX with Rev. Joseph Thu Le, Pastor officiating.  Graveside services will follow immediately at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Donations can be made online at stjude.org.  Contact information for phone or mail donation can be located on their website.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Licari family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Brittany Lee Findley

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Brittany Lee Findley

7/8/1997 - 2/25/2014

Brittany Lee Findley, 16, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  She was born July 8, 1997 to Gary Findley and Kimberly Aigner Findley in Houston, TX.

 

Brittany was a very loving, energetic, beautiful young lady that was full of life.  She loved her family and friends, and was deeply loved by them.

 

Brittany was quiet by nature, but quickly lit up with a big smile and contagious laugh.  A sophomore at Friendswood High School, she recently acquired her driver’s license, opening up more possibilities for her many goals.  She played girls softball for many seasons, and was an indomitable catcher.  She changed her focus to Olympic weight lifting and in her first year won 1st in State, breaking three state records along the way.  From there she advanced to National competition in Colorado and was looking forward to taking home the trophy in Daytona.  Brittany had a love for animals – all animals of every kind.  If she came across an animal in need, she either adopted it or found a good home for it.  She loved camping with her friends, hunting with her dad, and going fishing with her Grandpa.  She just began umpiring for Friendswood Softball, and enjoyed doing that with her dad.  Brittany loved to help.  She was one who didn’t ask what you needed done.  She looked for ways to help and just did it.   She always had something to say to brighten your day and make you smile.

 

She is preceded in death by her grandfather H. Noel Findley; great grandfather J.D. Standley and her Uncle John Knoche.

 

Brittany is survived by her parents, Gary and Kim Findley; her older sister Erika Findley; her grandparents, Ronald and Sandra Aigner, Sharon Findley and Cynthia Aigner; aunts and uncles include Chris and Tracy Maupin, David and Rachel Findley and Patty Lenderman; cousins, Jett and Jaxson Findley, Landon Maupin, Cheryl and A.J. Watkins, Ken and Lisa Johnson and their children Tyler and Chloe.

 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at the Friendswood Community Church, 2821 W. Parkwood, Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. John Wise officiating.

 

In lieu of usual remembrance, the family request donations be made in her honor to the Brittany L. Findley Memorial Fund at any Hometown Bank in Friendswood, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Findley family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Alpha Lee Blanchard Holcomb

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Alpha Lee Blanchard Holcomb

11/11/1922 - 2/26/2014

Alpha Lee Blanchard Holcomb, 91, of Pearland, TX passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.  She was born November 11, 1922 to Stephan William Blanchard and Bertha Anderson Blanchard in Mound, TX.  She was the second of nine children.   She grew up and attended school in Mound, TX.  She graduated in 1940 from Gatesville High School and later attended Beauty College in Waco, TX.  She worked as a beautician for 12 years until she married Joe Alvie Holcomb on September 3, 1942.  They shared 37 wonderful years together and raised two sons, Dwight and Sidney.

 

She is survived by her sons, Dwight Holcomb and his wife Barbara and Sidney Holcomb and his wife Kay; one grandson Christopher A. Holcomb and his wife Geneva; three great granddaughters, Catherine Holcomb, Sarah Holcomb and Laura Holcomb; three great-great grandchildren, Dylan Holcomb, Delilah Alonzo and Frankie Alonzo.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Mike Ross officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Holcomb family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Freda Mary Vick Hutchison (“Mary”)

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Freda Mary Vick Hutchison (“Mary”)

2/5/1938 - 2/18/2014

Freda Mary Vick Hutchison (“Mary”), 76, of Pasadena, TX passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.  Mary was born February 5, 1938, in El Campo, TX to and Eula Wilson Vick and David Vick.  She graduated from Pasadena High School and had a lengthy career as a dental hygienist.  She loved heirloom sewing, machine embroidery, gardening and cooking.

 

Mary is survived by her daughters, Karen Hoisington and husband, Kenny Hoisington of Friendswood, TX and Debra Hammons of Clear Lake, TX; son, Robert Hammons and wife, Linda Hammons of Pasadena, TX; grandchildren, Lauren McCullar and husband, Ethan McCullar, Bobby Hammons and wife, Megan Hammons, Allison Thomas, Rachel Davis, Heather Douglass, Andrew Douglass and Sevren Lab; great grandchildren, Ty McCullar, Garrett Hammons, and Sawyer Hodges; many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Hutchison family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Edra Elwynn Wilds Blackwell

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Edra Elwynn Wilds Blackwell

11/22/1937 - 2/19/2014

Edra Elwynn Blackwell, 76 of Shoreacres, TX passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 peacefully in her sleep.  Edra was born in Corpus Christi, TX on November, 22 1937 to Oscar E. Wilds and Ida I. Jowers Wilds.  She graduated from Texas City High School in 1955.

Edra was a very active member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She attended bible study every Wednesday.  She loved studying the bible and attending the Bayou Vista card club with her friends of 40 years.  She attended most activities that her grandchildren were participating in. In her spare time she enjoyed watching movies, studying history, but most of all her family was her highest priority.

Edra is survived by her husband of 59 years Robert J Blackwell, sister Winona Moore brother-in-law Fred Sandberg, sister Beverly Gentz, brother-in-law Chris Gentz, son Robert J Blackwell II, daughter-in-law Deborah Blackwell, son Kevin Blackwell, daughter-in-law Dee Ann Blackwell, daughter Jennifer Massar, and son-in law Joe Massar.  Grandchildren include Kimbra Tettenhorst, James Tettenhorst, Tamara Carroll, Thomas Carroll, Robyn Blackwell, Robert J Blackwell III, Lauren Massar, and Ashley Massar.  Great grandchildren are Kaden Profili, Jayse Tettenhorst, Kaylee Profili, Finley Carroll, and Aria Carroll.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Rd., Houston, TX 77058 with Pastor Dan Shepman officiating.  Interment will follow at the Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.

Condolences may be sent to the Blackwell family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Christine Mildred Lowe Tucker

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Christine Mildred Lowe Tucker

7/2/1922 - 2/12/2014

Christine Mildred Lowe Tucker, devoted wife and outstanding mother, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.  She was born July 2, 1922 in Lone Oak, TX to Judge Ellis and Flora Belle Dunn Lowe.  Christine graduated from Lone Oak High School and moved to Houston, TX in 1943.

 

She owned and operated Santa Rosa Salon of Beauty, Park Place Blvd., Houston, TX for 36 years and later was employed at The Pavilion Salon, Westheimer, Houston, TX as assistant manager and retired in 1987.

 

She and her husband Ralph lived in April Sound, Montgomery, TX for 27 years.  After Ralph passed away in August, 2009 she came to live with her daughter and son-in-law briefly in Friendswood, TX and later resided at Windsong Village convalescent home in Pearland, TX.

 

Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Tucker, her parents Judge Ellis and Flora Belle Lowe, her sister Geraldine McCamant, her brother Billy Ed Lowe and her son Ervin Cris Simpson.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Simpson Thornton and husband William F. Thornton, Jr. of Friendswood, TX, her granddaughters, Terry Gummelt and husband Brock of Elgin, TX and Lori Balzen and husband Mark; her great grandchildren, Ethan and Travis Balzen of Austin, TX; her stepbrothers, Sid Tucker and family and Joe Tucker and wife Connie and family; many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Christine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She will be missed every day.  She touched many lives with her love and words of wisdom.  She had a strong faith in God and was a long time member of April Sound Church, Montgomery, TX.

 

She loved to celebrate her life with her family and others.  Christine was affectionately known as Momma Tish.

 

Services will be held in Greenville, TX at a later date.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Thornton family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Joyce Ruth Mosher Smith

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Joyce Ruth Mosher Smith

7/19/1932 - 2/15/2014

Joyce Ruth Mosher Smith, 81, of Friendswood, TX, stepped into heaven on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Joyce was born in Rexford, NY on July 19, 1932 to William and Ruth Mosher. She grew up in a rural part of upstate New York as an only child.  Joyce attended a one room school house, graduated and went off to Albany College of Pharmacy at the age of 16. She was one of the first five women Pharmacist in America. After college, Joyce worked as a professional pharmacist; married and began her family having two daughters. She loved belonging to social/service organizations and throughout the years she was President of the International women's social, cultural and service organization, Beta Sigma Phi; she served as President of the Houston Yacht Club Ladies Association; as well as President of the LaPorte Women’s Library Literary club. Joyce was previously a member of First United Methodist Church of La Porte, and most recently a member of Friendswood United Methodist Church.

 

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.  Her intelligence, independence, creativity, strong-willed perseverance and hardworking nature left a legacy for her family to cherish.

 

She is survived by her husband, Lowell P. Smith; daughters, Sandra Tiffany McCormick andhusband, Doug McCormick and   Jennifer Tiffany Esmond and husband, Doug Esmond; grandchildren, Rachel Blackmer, Stephanie Finch and husband, Wes Finch, Morgan Kilty and husband Ben Kilty; and great-grand daughter, Haylee Kilty.

 

In lieu of usual remembrances donations to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement to help fight the battle against the number one killer of women, heart disease would be appreciated at www.goredforwomen.org.

Friends are cordially invited to a memorial service with the family on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church in Wesley Hall, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546. There will be a reception immediately following.

Condolences may be sent to the Smith family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Charles Frank Humphrey

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Charles Frank Humphrey

3/16/1931 - 2/16/2014

Charles Frank Humphrey, 82, of League City, TX passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014.  He was born to Frank Godfrey Humphrey and Lillie Mae Frazier Humphrey in Navarro County on a farm 10 miles from the town of Navarro on March 16, 1931 and lived there until age 8.  The family then moved to Kilgore, TX where he had many jobs at a young age delivering newspapers and telegrams.  He rode motorcycles since age 12 and loved to play with buddy Herbert Shepherd.  He worked on oil rigs and traveled many states in the late 1940’s.

 

He married Billie Faye Parker on April 1, 1950.  Together they had a daughter Kay, a son Billy, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

 

Charles was a Mason since 1955 in League City, worked at refineries and became a home builder in Houston.  He loved to have fun, tell stories, laugh, and ride his motorcycle especially to the beach.  Everyone would say he was the kindest, most patient and soft-spoken man they had ever known.

 

He was a true and good family man with many friends, who had time for everyone and he will be greatly missed.  He loved his family and took loving care of his wife Billie during the 15 years she had Alzheimer’s.

 

Charles is survived by his daughter, Kay Harrison of Spring, TX; son, Billy Humphrey of League City, TX; sister, Billie Ruth Howard; nephew, Reggie Edgar; 6 grandchildren, Michael Harrison, Alicia Harrison, Mark Harrison, Kimberly Humphrey, Jonathan Humphrey, Ricky Humphrey; 3 grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Alyssa and Shaelynn.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Humphrey family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

We love you dad and PaPa, you are so SPECIAL!

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Ronald Edwin Berg

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Ronald Edwin Berg

5/23/1951 - 2/14/2014

Ronald Edwin Berg, 62, of Houston, TX passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014.  He was born on May 23 1951 to Preston Berg and Shirley Mims Berg in Pasadena, TX.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Preston Berg, Sr. and his mother Shirley Berg.

 

Ronald is survived by his son, Eric Berg; granddaughters, Kendall Pavolini and Krissi Pavolini all of Pass Christian, MS; brothers, Steve Berg of Del Rio, TX and Preston Berg of Houston, TX; sisters, Karen Hurley and Lisa Berg both of Houston, TX; also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Cere Muscarella officiating.  Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Pasadena, TX.

 

Pallbearers will include Preston Berg, Steve Berg, Mike Wilson, Donnie Sides, Charlie Barrow and Robert Cone.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Berg family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Raymond E. Orford

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Raymond E. Orford

6/24/1939 - 2/13/2014

Raymond E. Orford, of Pearland, TX, born June 24, 1939 passed away February 13, 2014 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, in Houston, TX.

 

Ray was preceded in death by his father Raymond, mother Fran Chamberlin and step father Arthur Chamberlin.

 

Ray is survived by his loving wife Sherry Orford, step daughters, Terrie Lindeman Schuenemann of Alvin, TX and Belinda Lindeman Proctor of Georgetown, TX, brother, Robert Orford of Friendswood, sister, Loretta Yearke of Buffalo, NY and sister, Sandra Nettles of Cold Spring, TX, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

No services will be held, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in his name.

 

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Frank

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Frank "Andrew" Ramirez

11/9/1955 - 2/7/2014

Frank “Andrew” Ramirez, 58, of Alvin, TX took the hand of JESUS and stepped peacefully into Heaven February 7, 2013.  He was born November 9, 1955 to Frank and Stella Ramirez and was a lifelong resident of Alvin. Andrew graduated from Alvin High School in 1974 and was employed by Monsanto/Solutia for 30 years.

Andrew was preceded in death by his beloved, Mom Stella Ramirez. 

Andrew is survived by his wife and best friend, Robin Ramirez; his precious children, Jon-Michael Riemer of Alvin and Amy Ramirez Salazar and son-in-law Larry Salazar of Friendswood; his grandchildren, Christopher Salazar, Landon Salazar and Ava Bryn Salazar; his Dad Frank Ramirez of Alvin; brothers,  Chuck Ramirez and wife Dorrie of Alvin, Ray Ramirez and wife Rexann of New Braunfels;  sisters,  Irene Flower and husband Craig, Ann Robledo and husband  Zeke of The Colony and Laura Jaramillo and husband Rick of Pearland; parents-in-law John and Norma Talbot of Alvin and sister-in law Darla Talbot of Pearland; 14 nieces and nephews; 4 great nieces and nephews and an abundance of  cherished family and friends. 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Friendswood Community Church, 2821 W. Parkwood, Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. John Wise officiating.   Interment will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Alvin, TX followed by lunch and fellowship at the home of Larry and Amy Salazar.

Pallbearers will include Jon-Michael Riemer, Larry Salazar, Landon Salazar, Christopher Salazar, Zeke Robledo, Ron Hill, Matt Shimek and Phillip Fields. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Friendswood Community Church "Seize The Day" would bring a smile to Andrew's heart.

Condolences may be sent to the Ramirez family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

“For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

2 Timothy 4:6-7

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Betty Jane Christian McKinney-Kasprzak

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Betty Jane Christian McKinney-Kasprzak

7/21/1927 - 2/6/2014

Betty Jane Christian McKinney-Kasprzak, 86, of Alvin, TX, passed away at Memorial Hermann Southeast on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from pneumonia. Betty was born in Lasara, Texas on July 21, 1927 to Theodore Christian and Pauline Price Christian.  She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.  Her independence, spunk, creativity, strong-willed perseverance and hardworking nature left a large legacy for her family to cherish.

She is survived by her husband, John “Jack” Kasprzak, children Sheila and David Williams, Patricia and Lawrence Hertenberger, Cynthia Hadley, Daniel and Patricia Kasprzak, and Patricia and John Calbillo, grandchildren Kim and Roger Williamson, James and Barbara Allen, Steven and Julie Allen, Renee Duncan, Daniel Kasprzak, Jr., Katy Kasprzak, Lauren and Jason Baum, Nina and Jonathan Witt, and Jonathan Reiter.  She has 12 great grandchildren, with numerous sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins.  There are far too many of those that loved her to list.

Betty and Jack were members of Skyview Baptist Church in Alvin.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Murphy officiating.  Interment will follow at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

Pallbearers will include Lawrence Hertenberger, David Williams, Daniel Kasprzak, James Allen, Steven Allen, Roger Williamson, Daniel Kasprzak, Jr., and James Melton.

Condolences may be sent to the McKinney-Kasprzak family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Jack Kephart

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Jack Kephart

12/15/1932 - 1/31/2014

Jack Kephart, 81, passed away on January 31, 2014 after battling Parkinson’s disease for almost seven years. On December 15, 1932, he became the seventh of eight children born to Willard and Iva Kephart in Robertsdale, Pennsylvania joining  Winona, Arlene, Iona, Marva, Norman, Arden, and  later, Barry Kephart. Jack was a dedicated employee of Exxon for over 40 years until his retirement in 1996. He began his career in New Jersey and was eventually transferred to Houston, Texas with his wife, Carole, daughter, Laurie, and grand-daughter, Ashley who all welcomed the transition to a warmer environment.

 

Jack was a proud member of the United States Army, serving from January, 1953 to December, 1954 during which time he served in the Korean War. He was also a member of the Houston Area Park Society and the Bay Area Photography Club, in the latter of which he earned many awards for his talent in photography. His favorite hobbies included the aforementioned photography (a love and knowledge of which he passed on to Ashley who hopes to continue this art-form and do justice to all he taught her), international travel, and a variety of house-hold and design projects including designing his office at Exxon in Linden, New Jersey. He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nassau Bay, Texas.

 

Jack had an incredible sense of humor and appreciation for jokes and puns until the very end. Even at his weakest, he came up with zingers that had the whole room giggling. He would surely want us all to laugh as much as possible and make light of anything we can. He was lovingly referred to and revered as the “garbage disposal” at family dinners due to his willingness to help clean anyone’s plate and love of all types of cuisine, namely sweets, his favorite of which was mint chocolate chip ice cream.

 

Jack is survived by his loving, dedicated wife, Carole, whom he married over 55 years ago on September 6, 1958. Along with Carole, Jack will be missed by his children, Laurie, Peter, and Scott, his brothers Arden and Barry, and grand-daughters Ashley, Alexandra, Gabby, and Chyna.

 

Carole would like to thank Jack’s care-givers: Laura, Joann, and Dr. Abreo. She would like to extend her appreciation for the tender and loving care they showed and all they did for him throughout his final days.

 

In lieu of flowers or otherwise, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Houston Area Parkinson Society at 2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite 296, Houston, TX 77098 or at 713-626-7114.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Father Wencil Pavlovsky officiating.  Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Kephart family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

In times when you are questioning anything or anyone in your life, please try to re-center yourself with perhaps his most notable and most often spoken quote:

 

“What’s the matter with you?!”

– Jack Kephart

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Alfred Ross Webster, M.D.

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Alfred Ross Webster, M.D.

3/5/1940 - 1/31/2014

Dr. Alfred "Ross" Webster, 73, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

 He was born March 5, 1940, in Prince Edward Island, Canada to Alfie and Fannie Webster. Ross met the love of his life, Barbara, in the early 1960's while both attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  They married on June 6, 1964 in Victoria, British Columbia.  Ross received his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1967 and completed his residency in General Surgery at Royal Victoria General Hospital, Montreal.  In 1978, Ross moved his family from Canada to Texas and started practicing at Bayshore Medical Center, where he continued to practice until just a few weeks ago. Ross loved his family very much and thoroughly enjoyed family time.  He was an incredibly intelligent man who enjoyed tinkering.  He put some of his very own inventions to use in his home.  He was an avid car enthusiast and had acquired quite the classic car collection.  In addition to automobiles, Ross, had a zeal for model airplanes and trains.  He had a wonderful sense of humor; loving to play pranks and making us laugh often.   

 He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Scott Webster, his parents, Alfie and Fannie Webster, and his brother, Donald Webster. 

 He is survived by his daughters, Anne MacNeil Hill of Friendswood, Texas and Kimberlea Susan Henley of Pasadena, Texas; sons, Alfred Stephen Webster of Jones, Oklahoma and Scott Cameron Webster of Spring, Texas; and grandchildren; Cameron, Mickey and Spencer Webster, and Madeline and Lance Hill.

 

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the medical staff of Methodist Hospital and Bayshore Medical Center.  Their dedication and effort to provide quality care to Dr. Webster was a heartwarming blessing to the entire family.  We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.

 Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with the funeral service beginning at 3:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Charles Mize officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Webster family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Loyce Maxine Sattelmeier Petersen

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Loyce Maxine Sattelmeier Petersen

12/24/1938 - 1/27/2014

Loyce Maxine Sattelmeier Petersen, 75, of Dickinson, TX, was called home by our Lord on Monday, January 27, 2014.

 

She was born on December 24, 1938 to Otto Sattelmeier and Minnie Heitfeld Sattelmeier in Enid, OK.  She was a wonderful and dedicated wife and mother, and served as an elementary school teacher at Zion Lutheran School, Richey Elementary, and Fisher Elementary, all in Pasadena, TX.  She was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church in Friendswood, teaching Sunday school for many years, and also serving with braille ministry from Peace Lutheran Church in Texas City. 

 

She loved church hymns, and as many will know, seemed dedicated to make sure everyone she knew had one of her “net balls.”

 

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bruce and Dale.

 

Loyce is survived by her husband, Fredrick of Dickinson, son David and Dawn Tisdale of Sargent, son Jonathan and daughter-in-law Junelle of Friendswood, grandchildren, Carissa and Kayla of Friendswood, sister, Ellen Jean of Garber, OK, and sister, Avis of Oklahoma City, OK. 

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 482-7943, with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating. Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598, (281) 332-3111.

 

In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial gifts may be given in the name of Loyce Petersen to Texas Partners in Mission, 7900 E. Highway 290, Austin, TX 78724-2499 or Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Mission Advancement, 1333 S. Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Petersen family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Doris Evelyn Reagan Jean

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Doris Evelyn Reagan Jean

12/30/1923 - 1/25/2014

Doris Reagan Jean passed away at the age of 90, on January 25, 2014 with her loving family by her side.  She was born on December 30, 1923 to Clarence Malcomb and Jo Dee Reagan in Jacksonville, TX.  She graduated from Jacksonville Business College and was a member of the First United Methodist Church and choir.

Doris moved to Houston in 1959.  She worked as a bookkeeper at the Jewish Community Center, area restaurants, and owned Plants and Flowers.  In 1972, Doris married Ernest F. Jean and they blended their families, and shared their lives together until his death in 2009.  They were active members of the Almeda United Methodist Church.  She will be remembered by many for her beautiful alto singing voice.

In addition to her late husband, Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Mr.  & Mrs. C.M. Reagan of Jacksonville, brother, Arthur M. Reagan, sister Merle R. McKay, both of Alexandria, VA and step-son Russell.

Doris leaves to cherish her memory, her loving daughter, Nancy; and her son Steve, as well as her step-children, Michael, Ernie, Pat, Phyllis and Margie.  Also missing her will be her grandchildren, Shannon, Kristin, Michael, Brian and Thomas; her niece Joanna and nephew Jimmy; and many cousins and other relatives; as well as many step-grandchildren and great grandchildren; and cherished friends.

We will always remember her caring and guiding way and her sense of humor and wit.  Her loving spirit will live on in all of us forever.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Howard Bruce and Rev. Frances Foger officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Jean family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Roy Donald Collura

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Roy Donald Collura

1/8/1950 - 1/18/2014

Roy Donald Collura was born to Eleanor Collura and Carlo Collura at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas, January 8, 1950. He attended St. Christopher's Catholic School, James S. Deady Jr. High, and graduated from Charles H. Milby High School in 1968. He began full time employment with Sinclair Refinery's Houston Operations after graduating from high school.

 

In 1970 he took an extended vacation in Hawaii until returning to Houston in 1972, where he began work as a line mechanic for Volkswagen of America with Al Stokes Volkswagen. He continued to work for Volkswagen dealerships around Houston, setting aside his tools in favor of becoming a service writer.

 

In 1982 when Chief Auto Parts came east from California, he saw a new opportunity; and after a brief stint as a store manager, he moved on to head up their Training Department. He continued employment in the auto parts business in sales until 2003, when he decided to go to work for KBR supporting the troops of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a civilian contractor repairing generators in Iraq.

 

After he returned from Iraq in 2005, he worked briefly in the Pro Shop at Glenbrook Golf Course. He later became self-employed, which he maintained until his passing.

 

He loved sports and the outdoors. He was an avid saltwater bay fisherman, played and starred as a child in baseball, and was a member of his high school golf team. He continued to love and play golf until his death.

 

He was preceded in death by his father Carlo Collura in 1995 and his younger brother Robert Lynn Collura in 2001.

 

He is survived by his mother Eleanor Collura and brothers Carl Gordon Collura and Joseph Christopher Collura. He is also survived by his sister Karen Collura Kaser and her husband Ken Kaser.

 

He was a generous and loving son, brother, and friend. He was dearly loved and will be sorely missed.

 

Rest in Peace

 

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Geraldine Lucille Lapp Roberts

6/15/1921 - 1/21/2014

On January 21, 2014 Geraldine Lucille Roberts left the bonds of earth to be with our Savior.  She was born in Conesville, Ohio on June 15, 1921 to Archibald and Mabel Lapp.  She graduated from Conesville High School and then Office Training School in Columbus, Ohio.  She married Donald Roberts on October 28, 1941 at the Lutheran Chapel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  They lived in Ohio after WWII until 1953 when they moved to Illinois.  She worked at Farm Bureau in Pontiac as a secretary.  In 1971 they moved to Dallas, Texas where she worked for Bankers Life and Casualty until her retirement.  Geri moved to Friendswood, Texas in 1996.  She lived life fully and well, enjoying music, travel, friends, family and her church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 

She is survived by a sister Zelma Barth of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; a brother, Warren (Dorothy) Lapp of Coshocton, Ohio; daughters, Joyce (Jerry) Pfleeger of Friendswood, Texas and Patricia Rangel of San Antonio, Texas; and son Philip Roberts of Great Falls, Montana.  She was the proud grandmother of Jon Pfleeger, Jodi (Chris) Leslie and Russell (Amber) Roberts and the very proud great grandmother of 9 great grandchildren; Travis, Madison, Jordan, Ciara, Brooke, Gavin, Avery, Pax and Rogue.  We will miss her dearly.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Roberts family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Dr. John Alexander Hart, Jr.

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Dr. John Alexander Hart, Jr.

11/29/1931 - 1/21/2014

Dr. John Alexander "Jerry" Hart, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 21, at the age of 82. A resident of Friendswood for nearly 50 years, he was directly linked to the area’s early population growth – both by moving to town with six children in tow and by serving as the town’s first dedicated obstetrician/gynecologist. Born in Beaumont, Texas, Jerry was himself the son of a doctor. Although not immediately drawn to the practice of medicine, a month of work as an oil-patch roughneck and a stint in the Navy convinced him that he was best suited to the life of a physician. Jerry was, however, immediately drawn to Cynthia Sawyer when they met in 1950; they celebrated their 63rd anniversary in December of 2013.

 

Jerry worked toward his undergraduate degree at Baylor University, ultimately completing his senior year simultaneously with his first year of medical school at Tulane University.  In addition to medical training, he also learned a great deal about cooking while in New Orleans, developing a lifelong passion from which family and friends greatly benefited. After he earned his M.D., the still-growing family lived briefly in California before settling for good in Friendswood in 1967. While Dr. Hart’s practice at the Medical Arts Clinic was his chief pursuit, he found time to indulge in such pleasures as hunting, deep-sea fishing, and, especially after retirement, international travel.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie Edmonds Hart and Dr. John A. Hart, Sr., and by his much-beloved aunt and uncle, Mabel and Forrest McManus. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia, and their six children, John (Claudia), Susan (Robert), Stephen (Laurie), Jeffrey (Barbara), Christopher (Alissa), and Andrew (Kate), as well as 16 grandchildren. He is also survived by Carolyn Draper, his sister, and Dr. Raymond Hart, his brother.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Friendswood’s Church of the Good Shepherd, 1207 W. Winding Way Drive, with The Rev. Bob Moore officiating followed by a reception. His ashes will be scattered in the cove at La Jolla, California, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Hart family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Patricia Elizabeth Powell Hansen

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Patricia Elizabeth Powell Hansen

8/8/1956 - 1/18/2014

Patricia (Patty) Elizabeth Hansen, 57, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 18, 2014.  Patty was born at Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, Ohio to Marquis and Mildred Powell. Her family lived there before moving to San Bernardino, CA and then eventually to Houston, Texas.

Her public schooling had her very active in theatrical school activities. She graduated from Dobie High School and then worked in the oil industry leaving a career with Fluor Engineering after she married and moved to Saudi Arabia.  She spent a total of 17 years in the Middle East working and starting her family where two of her four daughters were born.  During this time she went around the world twice traveling throughout Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia.  She was active in the community from acting and directing plays with the local theater group, teaching Sunday schools classes for children, soccer mom, and softball mom and hosting numerous dinner parties for friends.  She moved back to the US briefly and gave birth to twins and then returned to Saudi Arabia again managing the household of four girls and coaching them through their activities and school.  She finally moved back to the US and watched her older daughter graduate from Texas A&M. Her youngest daughter recently graduated from Sam Houston State University.  As she assisted the last three girls in completing high school and starting college, she also returned to college and finished her Bachelor of Science in Geography, Magna Cum Laude.  She did some consulting on redefining the “911” Map throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.  Her travels over the last years included Puerta Vallarta, the Grand Canyon, Chicago, Mount Rushmore, Alaska, British Columbia, VA., Texas Hill Country, Pikes Peak, and Niagara Falls.


She loved Whataburger Juniors, Starburst and Hot Tamale candies. She loved “Little House on the Prairie,” “Star Trek” and really loved watching shows with her daughters.  She loved her bible study group at Hope Lutheran church in Friendswood, Texas.  She was the very best mom and wife who was extremely devoted to her daughters and husband all of whom loved her dearly.  She also loved her dear neighbors who loved her back very deeply.  She as well loved her sister and two brothers and would share stories of them with great laughter.  She was so educated and smart and learned not to ride go carts with Chuck or make a bet with Rick since he never paid up.


She is survived by her husband Ralph (Rick) and four daughters Kelli, Nichole, Samantha and Alexandra; her sister Peggy and husband Bill Sanders of Pflugerville, TX; niece Rachel Sanders and nephew Will Sanders, his wife Hannah and their children; her brother Charles Powell and wife Janet of Florida; her brother Michael Powell and wife Sandy, and niece Grace of League City, TX; her brother in law Mike Hansen and wife Dottie, her nephews Michael and wife Amber, Royce and wife Andrea; and niece Veronica; her loving sister in law Mary Marquis, her niece Alicia and husband Ed and their child, Eddie; her brother in law Chuck Hansen and wife Sharon, her nephew Eric and wife Lana and their children Sam, Ava, and Jake; her niece Sarah and husband Tommy and their child, Ty; her brother in law Bryan who she loved and his wife Catherine, her nephew Tyler; her niece Michelle and husband Mark Bridges and their children Zachary, Kaitlynn, and Ashley; and her sister in law Debbie Hansen; many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating.  Interment will be held at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations are made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway #2700, New York, N.Y. 10006 (212) 668-1000 or www.liverfoundation.org.

Condolences may be sent to the Hansen family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Ophey P. Roche

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Ophey P. Roche

9/5/1937 - 1/15/2014

Ophey P. Roche, 76, of Dickinson, TX passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.  He was born on September 5, 1937 to Gladue Roche and Tuza Hebert Roche in Wright, LA.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with The Rev. Robert Wareing officiating.  Interment will follow at the Southpark Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

Condolences may be sent to the Roche family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Leonora M. Beck

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Leonora M. Beck

7/1/1937 - 1/13/2014

Leonora “Nora” M. Beck, 76, died peacefully on Monday, January 13, 2014. She was born in Sugarland, Texas, July 1, 1937, the eldest daughter of Amparo Martinez and Jose Munoz. Raised in Texas City, Texas, and as a survivor of the 1947 Plant Explosion Disaster she was inspired to become a nurse. At age 16 she became a nurse assistant at St. Mary’s Infirmary on Galveston Island. She would later serve at St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Southmore Hospital, and for 39 years at Clear Lake Regional Hospital. She served in the nursing field for 55 years.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Amparo and Jose, her younger sister Mary Helen Ruiz, her sons Jose A. Enriquez and Miguel A. Enriquez.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, John R. Beck, her daughter, Maria del Carmen Cantu and husband Ramiro, sons David A. Enriquez and girlfriend Dawn Legrys, and Patrick W. Spedale, 5 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Vigil Service and Rosary to be celebrated at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Mr. Patrick W. Spedale presiding celebrant.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. John Zabelskas, presiding celebrant.  A reception follows immediately with interment to commence at 2:00 P.M. at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to: The Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Road, Houston, TX 77021.

Condolences may be sent to the Beck family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Gary Morse Allison

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Gary Morse Allison

6/20/1948 - 1/13/2014

Gary Morse Allison, 65, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014.  He was born on June 20, 1948 to Chester M. Allison and Glenice C. Etheridge Allison in Houston, TX.

Gary loyally worked in the oil industry for over thirty years, while traveling around the world.  He was a life-long NRA member and enjoyed showing his friends and family a good time at the PSC shooting club.  Gary was also an avid reader, loved photography and playing chess.  He was a huge history buff, car fanatic, and was always eager to learn more about the world around him.  Gary was the epitome of a loving and devoted husband, father, PaPa and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and son James Steven Allison.

Gary is survived by his wife Denise and their five children, Christopher Rigdon, Brian Allison, Jana Davis, Stephanie Glover and Teresa Allison; grandchildren, Joseph, Delaney, Kelsey, Madelyn, Austin, Kyleigh and Pryce.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with The Rev. Bob Moore officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

Pallbearers will include, Joseph Davis, Richard Davis, Sergio Sarmiento, Robert Alien, Jack Rigdon, Michael Shipper, Jr. and Hendrik Kooiman.

Honorary Pallbearers will include, Dr. Biswajit Kar, Dr. Christina Paruthi, Dr. Bindu Akkanti, Dr. Rajaprayer, Dr. Nathan and Deandria “Dee” Brown.

Condolences may be sent to the Allison family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Dr. Eunice Myrlene Kennedy

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Dr. Eunice Myrlene Kennedy

10/15/1935 - 1/12/2014

Dr. Eunice Myrlene Kennedy “Dr. K”, 78, of Pasadena, TX passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  She was born October 15, 1935, to Eunice Brady and William Jasper Kennedy (and a loving sister, Lois Virginia Kennedy Harper) in Newby, Texas, where she lived until she was 7. Then the family moved to Houston -- and then to Pasadena on July 6, 1949, where she resided until her death January 12, 2014. Graduating from Pasadena High School in 1953, she graduated from University of Houston in 1958 with a BBA degree.  She earned a Masters of Education from Sam Houston State University with a major in Education and a minor in Physical Education, and a PhD in 1976 in Physical Education & Health from Texas Woman’s University.

In September, 1959, Myrlene started a career in the Friendswood Independent School District that would span 55 years.  She enjoyed great success in coaching girls’ basketball and winning 9 district championships, losing only 1 district game in 9 years.

In 1969, she started a program along with the band/choir director Jerry Sedotoer that has grown into a huge Friendswood tradition, the annual Friendswood High School Spring Musical.  Over the years, she carried the title of teacher, director of student activities, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. She started and continued to support many activities including pregame football dinner, worked with many UIL activities including journalism, speech (with state championships in both), the Patriotic show at the halftime of football game, Homecoming and all of the traditions that go along with it, and too many more to mention. In June, 2013, she retired from FISD but returned halftime in August, 2013, to do the things she loved: working in FISD.

Myrlene was preceded in death by her mother and father, William and Eunice Kennedy and her brother-in-law Max Harper, Jr.

She is survived by her sister Lois Kennedy Harper of Dallas, TX; nephew Max Harper, III and wife Ellen of Kerens, TX; niece Brenda Kim Gomez of Dallas; great nieces, Tracey Lynn Shepherd and husband Brian of Allen,  TX  and Kelly Corene Sloan and husband Connor of Abilene, TX; great nephews, Brady Max Harper of Garmisch, Germany, Glenn Edward “Chase” Gomez, Jr. of Dallas, TX, and Benjamin Sterling Gomez of Dallas, TX; great-great nephew Todd Brian Shepherd; and great-great nieces Natalie Lynn and Harper Kate Shepherd.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Friendswood Friends Church, 502 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the South Main Baptist Church, 4300 E. Sam Houston Parkway S., Pasadena, TX 77505 with Dr. Ron Lyles officiating.  Interment will follow at the Grandview Cemetery in Pasadena, TX.

In lieu of usual remembrance, Myrlene requested donations be made to The Myrlene Kennedy Women’s Athletic Scholarship Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 830 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Kennedy family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com

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Wanda Carol Bors-Koefoed Little

12/2/1955 - 1/12/2014

Wanda Carol Bors-Koefoed Little, 58, of Pearland, TX passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  She was born on December 2, 1955 to Norman Bors-Koefoed and Miriam M. Blankenburg Bors-Koefoed in Houston, TX.

She is survived by brothers, Barry and Sven, sister Barbara, aunt Ruth, niece Brenna, nephew Aaron, and numerous cousins, other relatives and cherished friends

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk.

Condolences may be sent to the Little family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Nancy Lynn Meeks Payne

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Nancy Lynn Meeks Payne

12/11/1951 - 1/11/2014

Nancy Lynn Meeks Payne affectionately known to family as "Nanu.", 62, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014.  She was born on December 11, 1951 at High Point Memorial Hospital in High Point, N.C. to Max Meeks and Nancy Clayton Meeks.  She graduated from High Point Central High School in 1970 and then attended college at East Carolina University in Wilmington, N.C., where she met her husband, Glen. They married on January 1, 1972, in the chapel of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Glen T. Payne of Friendswood, TX; parents Max and Nancy Meeks; brother David Meeks and his wife Liz and son Alex; brother Paul and his wife Elane and daughter Crystal; sister Beth and her husband Danny and daughters Amy and Emily all of North Carolina. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made in her memory to the Lupus Research Institute at www.lupusresearchinstitute.org.

Condolences may be sent to the Payne family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Yvonne Sarah Durbon Swiedom

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Yvonne Sarah Durbon Swiedom

7/22/1934 - 1/10/2014

Yvonne Sarah Durbon Swiedom, 79, of Friendswood, TX entered the rest of her Lord Jesus on Friday, January 10, 2014.  Yvonne was born to Fred and Sarah Durbon July 22, 1934, in San Antonio, TX.  She was married to Earl Swiedom of San Antonio, Texas in 1953.  Yvonne and Earl partnered together for 37 years until his passing in 1991.  She was a faithful wife and devoted mother as Earl served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam War, raising Curtis, Mark, Brian and Kathy with love and wisdom.

Yvonne was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church, in Pearland, TX, where she enjoyed the fellowship of the loving congregation as she worshipped our Lord.  Yvonne courageously battled lung cancer for 9 years, while steadfastly holding to her faith knowing her life was in the hands of her Lord Jesus who had lovingly numbered her days.  While He bestowed many blessings on her, she was a great blessing to everyone’s life she touched.  The grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ was truly displayed in her life, and we are eternally blessed and changed by her touch.  The Lord has chosen to bring her home at this time and she is eternally secure in His arms.

She is survived by her sons, Curtis, Mark and Brian Swiedom, and daughter Kathy Staudt.  Also, she is survived by her brothers Byron and Ronnie Durbon, of La Verne and San Antonio.  She has 10 grandchildren, Sean, Greg, George, Andrea, Clinton, Lauren, Travis, Jennifer, Taylor and Cole.  She also has 2 great grandaughters, Abbey and Callan.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jon Salminen officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.

Condolences may be sent to the Swiedom family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Brenda Edwards Foster

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Brenda Edwards Foster

2/9/1942 - 1/8/2014

Brenda Edwards Foster, 71, of Houston, TX passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  She was born on February 9, 1942 to Ralph W. Edwards and Bea M. Nelson Edwards in Birmingham, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Michael Poe.

Brenda is survived by her beloved husband Guy E. Foster; her daughters, Trace Poe Griesel and husband, Jeff and Ann Foster McGilvray and husband, Kendall; sons, Donnie Poe and wife, Denise, Keith Poe and wife, Deana, Kevin Poe and wife, Jeanna, Charlie Poe and wife, Allison Glenn Foster and wife, Geri and Greg Foster; her sister Nelowayne Bunn and husband J.R; and lifelong “sister”, Karolyn Denham and husband Bob.  Brenda was the proud Nana to eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200. A private interment will be held at the Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Bayou Vista Volunteer Fire Department, Attn: Paula, 2929 Hwy 6, Suite 400, Hitchcock, TX 77563.

Condolences may be sent to the Foster family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Carol S. Kilbourn

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Carol S. Kilbourn

7/30/1939 - 1/6/2014

Carol Seifert Kilbourn of Friendswood, Texas was born July 30, 1939 to Col. Raymond A. Seifert and Virginia Fisher Seifert. Carol is survived by her husband of 53 years, Max B. Kilbourn; daughter Kathy Canull and her husband Steve of Houston, TX; son John B. Kilbourn of Cypress, TX; daughter Kristen Phillips and her husband Michael of Hermosa Beach, CA along with their children Avery and Maisey; her sister Tillie Williams of Seattle, WA; her brother Raymond Seifert and his wife Joy Seifert of Kissimmee, FL; her uncles Jimmy Fisher and Ronnie Fisher, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Carol went to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on January 6, 2014. Carol devoted her life to her family-never a day went by that she did not have her husband, children, and grandchildren in the forefront of her mind. She had such a sweet disposition and loved children and animals. Carol quietly made this world a better place. She brought joy to many generations of Friendswood children through numerous years and churches with the Mother's Day Out programs. She enjoyed meeting with her friends from that program over a cup of coffee to exchange news of great bargains made and brag about their grandchildren. Carol never met a stranger, but would strike up a conversation with the grocery clerk, the clothing store attendant, even fellow shoppers.  Even her doctors became personal friends. She loved to buy and give to family, friends, and to those in need. She gave many truckloads of clothing, toys, and other things to Star of Hope Mission.  Carol lived up to her name, which means “song of joy.” She loved us all so very much and will be missed from all over, but we have comfort knowing that she is in a much better place. 

A memorial service celebrating Carol’s life will be held at Friendswood United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception following. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of Carol to the Star of Hope Mission, ATTN: Hank Rush, P.O. Box 1505, Houston, TX 77251, sohmission.org, 713-440-5341 or The Gideon's International, Houston South Camp, P.O. Box 2813, Pearland, TX 77588.

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Francies S. Reed Hagler

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Francies S. Reed Hagler

12/12/1950 - 1/3/2014

Francies S. Reed Hagler, 63, of Houston, TX passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014.  She was born on December 12, 1950 to Raymond Reed and Francies L. Barnhill Reed in Shreveport, LA.

She graduated from Bossier High School and resided in Houston, TX for 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her father Raymond Reed; her mother Francies Gutierrez; her sister Tina M. James.

Francies is survived by her husband Ronnie Hagler; her sons, Michael Milner and Gerald Dickerson; her daughter Shelly Lorenzo; her brothers, Danny Reed, Samuel J. Messina and Peter Gutierrez; her sister Teresa Lee; her grandchildren, Cody Milner, Madison Milner, Ambriel Perez, Abigail Perez, Angie Perez and Bethany Perez.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Glen Barnhill officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

Condolences may be sent to the Hagler family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Sandra Kay Dalton Prill

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Sandra Kay Dalton Prill

9/15/1948 - 12/24/2013

Sandra Kay Dalton Prill, 65, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013.  She was born on September 15, 1948 to Augustus T. Blankenship and Audra J. Blankenship in Charleston, W.V.  Sandra was a Clear Creek ISD elementary school teacher for over 25 years before retiring.

Left to celebrate her life are sons, Raun Prill and wife Erica, and their daughter, Isabel, and Dustin Prill and wife Amanda, and their son, Nolan; her stepfather William B. Dalton; her brother Ted Dalton; her sisters, Barbara Mason and Penny Harris.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Prill family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Robert M. McCarty

10/19/1944 - 11/27/2013

Robert M. McCarty, 69, of Pasadena, TX passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.  He was born on October 19, 1944 to Bonnerad McCarty and Edna Boss McCarty in Cincinnati, OH.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

Condolences may be sent to the McCarty family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Pauline Haidock Ruskey

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Pauline Haidock Ruskey

10/9/1932 - 12/30/2013

Pauline Haidock Ruskey, 81, of Alvin, TX passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013.  She was born October 9, 1932 in Richmond, TX to Martha and Joe Haidock. 

She graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School, Rosenberg, TX in 1950 and attended Southwestern Business College in Houston, TX after graduation from high school.  On December 6, 1953, she married Clarence O. Ruskey of Alvin, TX and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 6, 2003.  She worked 38 years as a secretary at various businesses in Rosenberg, TX and Alvin, TX.  She was well known in the Alvin business community having worked as secretary at the Alvin Chamber of Commerce from 1963 to 1986.  She was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church-Alvin having taught Sunday School, directed children’s Christmas pageants and served as Prayer Chain Coordinator for many years; was a member of the Alvin Youth Livestock and Arena Association, a member of the Alvin Museum Society, A.A.R.P., a Cub Scout Den Mother, member of the Hastings Area AMOCO Retirees Group and was secretary and Team Mother for Alvin Little League Baseball Association.  She also enjoyed serving as secretary for the 5 year reunions and quarterly luncheons for the Lamar consolidated High School Class of 1950.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Clarence O. Ruskey; her sister, Louise Rude; her nephew, Joe Phillip Rude.

She is survived by her son, Alan Lee (Buddy) Ruskey, Sr., and wife Gina of Alvin, TX; two grandsons, Alan Lee Ruskey, Jr., and Clayton Lane Ruskey of Alvin, TX; her nieces, Paulette Cupp and husband Larry of Rosharon, TX; Pat Korenek and husband Kenneth of El Campo, TX; Barbara Rude of Lubbock, TX; nephew, Lorne Rude and wife Beverly of Richwood, TX; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church Alvin, 302 South Johnson St., Alvin, TX  77511 with Rev. Craig S. King officiating.  Interment will follow at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

Pallbearers will include Allen Pong, Clayton Ruskey, Rick Wrobliski , Howard Wissner, Sean Rude and Jeff Amidon.

Honorary Pallbearers will include Arthur Schulze, Harold Schulze, Burford Klahn, Larry Cupp, Lorne Rude and Alan L. Ruskey, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to the First Presbyterian Church Alvin, 302 S. Johnson St, Alvin, TX  77511.

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Henry Irvin Short, Jr.

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Henry Irvin Short, Jr.

3/20/1932 - 12/27/2013

Henry Irvin Short, Jr., 81, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013.  He was born on March 20, 1932 to Henry I. Short, Sr. and Lois Griffin Short in Coleman, TX.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary Lou Short; children, Ronnie Short and his wife Denise, Beth Ann Journeay and her husband Tommy, Donnie Short and his wife Tina, Linda Lou Dodgen and her husband Jerry and Suzanne Brown and her husband Scott; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the North Creek Cemetery, 8153 FM 3178, Centerville, TX 75833.

Condolences may be sent to the Short family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Kenneth (Chip) McPherson Shetler

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Kenneth (Chip) McPherson Shetler

3/22/1945 -12/21/2013

Kenneth (Chip) McPherson Shetler, of Friendswood, TX, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013. He was born on March 22, 1945 in Buffalo, NY to Kenneth and Marjorie Shetler. He graduated from high school in Hamburg, NY, earned his Associates Degree from Canal Zone College in the Panama Canal Zone.  After 2 years of US army service, Chip completed his Bachelor Degree at Sam Houston State University where he met his wife of 38 years, Judy May (Yoder) Shetler. Chip and Judy moved to Panama where he began his career of government service.  He worked as a US Customs and Border Protection Officer for 33 years in Houston and Galveston. He had a great passion for playing and coaching sports and a strong sense of humor that brought a laugh to everyone who knew him.

Chip was preceded in death by his wife Judy and his sister Cindy Rupert.

He is survived by his daughters: Tara, Angie and Casey; grandson, Peyton; sisters: Diane Aitken and Shelley Kais; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10 am. with Rev. Jim Bass  officiating. Following the service a reception will be held in  Wesley Hall. A private interment will be held at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the ADA, 2400 Augusta, Suite 175, Houston, TX, 77057.  “Attn: school walk.” In the memo line, please write, “With Shetler School Walk for Diabetes”.

Condolences may be sent to the Shetler family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Sherry A. Thompson Smith

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Sherry A. Thompson Smith

11/28/1942 - 12/20/2013

Sherry Ann Thompson Smith, age 71, of Friendswood, Texas passed away and went to our Lord on December 20, 2013. 

Sherry was born in Brunswick, Georgia on November 28, 1942.  Her parents were Eleanor Allen Jensen and William Thompson and step-father Hervi “Hub” Jensen.  She graduated from Brazosport High School in 1960 and later became a Registered Nurse (RN) after graduating from the Hermann Hospital School of Nursing. 

On May 29, 1965 she married William Bryan Smith of Lake Jackson, Texas and they lived a blessed and happy life together in Friendswood, Texas.  Sherry was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all she met, and she was a devoted follower of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  She enjoyed ballroom dancing, traveling, and spending as much time with her family as possible.  She will be missed dearly.

Sherry is survived by her husband Bryan and three children:  William Scott Smith of Conroe, Texas; Russell Craig Smith of Friendswood, Texas; Jason Allen Smith of Humble, Texas.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, William Kyle Smith, Alexander Dominic Smith and Zachary Bryan Smith who lovingly called her “Gigi.”  She is also survived by three siblings, Pete Thompson of Valley Center, California; Rosemary Dann of Alvin, Texas; and Danny Thompson of Gilroy, California.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Raines officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.  A Memorial Mass will take place on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Smith family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Rosa E. Luna Wiley

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Rosa E. Luna Wiley

3/10/1937 - 12/18/2013

Rosa E. Luna Wiley, 76, of Houston, TX passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.  She was born on March 10, 1937 to Dionicio Roy Luna and Esperanza Moran Luna in Houston, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Joe Wiley and her parents.

Rosa is survived by her daughter, Maria Ybarra and her husband Antonio of Houston, TX; her son, Michael Cortez and his wife Mary of Spring, TX; her daughter, Melinda Wiley of Houston, TX; her sister, Alma Luna of Houston, TX;  her brothers, Roy Luna and his wife Maria of Chickasaw, OK, Frank Luna of Albuquerque, NM, Jesse Luna and his wife Gloria of Deer Park, TX, and Ruben Luna of Austin, TX; grandson, Jonathan Cortez and his wife Diana of Conroe, TX; granddaughters, Destiny Warren and her husband Christian of Houston, TX, Alyse Cortez of Sugarland, TX, Julie Dorminey and her husband Josh of Baytown, TX and Gabriella Ybarra of Houston, TX; great-grandson, Weston Dorminey; great-granddaughter, Addelyn Cortez; many nieces and nephews, cousins and beloved friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with the funeral service following at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. Arthur Waldrup officiating.  A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Gonzales Memorial Park Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. in Gonzales, TX.

A special thanks to the loving and caring staff of Houston Cancer Institute, Methodist Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Quest Diagnostic of Friendswood, New Century Hospice and her caregiver Alisha Gonzalez.

Condolences may be sent to the Wiley family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

Rosa’s favorite bible verse

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

                                                                                               Jeremiah 29:11

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Beatrice Morales Rios

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Beatrice Morales Rios

9/18/1930 - 12/16/2013

Beatrice Morales Rios, 83, of Pearland, TX passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013.  She was born on September 18, 1930 to Melesio Morales and Beatriz Salinas Morales in Dearborn, MI.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Abel Rios, her son, Ricardo Rios, her parents, her brother, Melesio Morales and her son-in-law, Charles Wisnoski.

Beatrice leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Marina McCollum, B. Pamela Geske and Marta Wisnoski; grandchildren, Charles McCollum, Natasha Wisnoski, Julia Kovach and husband Rob, Nicholas Wisnoski, M.D. and Chief Petty Officer Gregory Geske and wife, Kara; great-granddaughters, Grace and Ainsley Geske and Beatrix Kovach; her brothers, Jesus Morales and Helen Rossi, Rodolfo Morales and Sally; sisters-in-law, Hilda Lopez and Eva Huron; numerous nephews and nieces and cherished friends.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Chuck Hacic officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to the Trinity Church of Pearland Bldg. Fund, Pastor C. Hacic, 2320 N. Galveston, Pearland, TX 77581 where Beatrice attended.

Condolences may be sent to the Rios family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Maxine Packer Lewis

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Maxine Packer Lewis

12/22/1924 - 12/6/2013

Maxine Packer Lewis, 88, of Houston, TX passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013.  She was born on December 22, 1924 to John W. Packer and Betty Stockton Packer in Jacksonville, TX.  She raised her family in Houston, TX.  She was a small business owner for 10 years before retiring.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Ruth Pennell and Becky Laws; and her brothers, Jack Packer, Devereou Packer, Keith Packer and Kenneth Packer.

Maxine is survived by her daughters, Patrice Kight and Kathy Lewis Hasty and husband Mike Hasty; and Maxine’s son, Wesley John Lewis.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Maxine Crystal Fortner and husband Sam Fortner, Richard Kight, Alexandra Bowen, Rosa Kight, John Lewis, Heather Lewis; and eight great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Matthew Vandagriff officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Lewis family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Joyce Camille Word Stewart

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Joyce Camille Word Stewart

9/19/1929 - 12/10/2013

Joyce Camille Word Stewart, 84, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.  She had been a lifelong resident of Alvin, TX before her move to Friendswood 9 years ago.  Joyce was born on September 19, 1929 to Robert H. Word and Ada P. New Word in Kingsville, TX. 

She graduated from King High School in Kingsville, TX in 1947 as the Salutatorian, then attended Texas A&I in Kingsville, TX and obtained a degree in Elementary Education.  She met Billy Stewart while attending college and they were married on July 11, 1953.

Joyce was a member of First United Methodist Church in Alvin, TX for 50 years.  She loved teaching and was a 2nd grade school teacher at Alvin Primary from 1969-1974.  She also was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for many years.  Most importantly, Joyce was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  She had a sweet, gentle spirit and loved having fun.

She is survived by her son, Norman Blake Stewart, daughters, Leah Gail Stewart and Shelley Lynn Stewart Galetka and her husband Tim; grandsons, Cody Miller and Trent Galetka; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church. 611 W. South St., Alvin, TX 77511 with Rev. Linda Snow officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Stewart family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Margory G. Moroney Dirksmeyer

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Margory G. Moroney Dirksmeyer

1/24/1921 - 12/9/2013

Margory G. Moroney Dirksmeyer, 92, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Monday, December 9, 2013.  She was born on January 24, 1921 to Mike Moroney and Mary Cassidy Moroney in Hillsboro, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her third son, Paul; brother, Miles Moroney; sister, Josi Sacentti.

Margory is survived by her son, Mike and his wife Pat; daughter, Judy and son, Greg (Duke) and his wife Danna; grandchildren, Patty, Glen, Ann, Lauren, Emily, Tyler and Graham; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; brother, Benard Moroney; sister, Evealea Blessing; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and cherished friends.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Vigil and Rosary to begin at 7:00 P.M. with Rev. Jim Kuczynski, M.S. officiating at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 16, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnell, M.S. officiating.  A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Friendship Community Cemetery in Roganville, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations are made in Margory’s memory to Mary Queen Catholic Church.

Condolences may be sent to the Dirksmeyer family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.


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June Marie Courmier Aucoin

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June Marie Courmier Aucoin

3/15/1929 - 12/3/2013

June Marie Courmier Aucoin, 84, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. She was born on March 15, 1929 to Arthur Courmier and Oscalie Peltier Courmier in Beaumont, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Betty Courmier McIver and her daughter, Diana Lynn Aucoin. June is survived by her husband of 65 years, Marion Eugene Aucoin; her daughters, Sharon Miles and husband Tommy and Paula Moore and husband Balor; 4 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. for a visitation and rosary service with the funeral service following at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston, TX. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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 Darlyne Askew Myrick

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Darlyne Askew Myrick

4/24/1930 - 12/1/2013

Darlyne Askew Myrick, 83, beloved mother and grandmother of Friendswood, TX passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 in Pearland, TX.  She was born on April 24, 1930 to Cal Askew and Gertrude Gulledge Askew in East, TX where she spent her childhood.

She graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1947.  Her work career began in the early 1950's where she worked at Bank of the Southwest however that was cut short when she met and married Foy Myrick in the mid fifties.  Together they raised 4 children and were further blessed with 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  She dearly loved this family of hers and spending time with them.  She also loved animals of all kinds especially elephants, beautiful plants and flowers.

In the 1970's Darlyne went back to work with Tercar Theatres where she was both a group sales representative and a manager of the Bellaire Theatre.  Beginning in 1983 they moved around Texas, following opportunities to make money in Austin, Plano, Centerville, Sugarland and finally League City.  In 2009, following the death of her husband Foy, she moved to Friendswood, TX to live with Mary and Ron.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary L. Budrunas and her husband Ronald E. Smith of Friendswood, TX and Sandra K. Rhodes and her husband Don R. Rhodes of Houston, TX; son, Jerry D. Myrick and his wife Donna Myrick of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Jeffery Rhodes, Jeremy Rhodes and wife Nikki, Brian Rhodes and wife Stacey, Lauren Myrick and Paige Myrick; great-grandchildren, Eleanor Rhodes and Everett Rhodes; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home with Steve Jackson officiating.  A private interment will be held at the Resthaven Cemetery in Houston, TX at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the Myrick family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Samuel Henry Nassiff

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Samuel Henry Nassiff

1/12/1931 - 11/30/2013

Samuel Henry Nassiff, 82, of Pearland, TX passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013.  He was born on January 12, 1931 to Michael Nassiff and Margaret Richardson Nassiff in Jacksonville, FL.

Samuel Nassiff was an aeronautical engineer with over 24 years of service to the NASA Johnson Spacecraft center. His direct involvement was a significant contribution to the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Apollo/Soyus, Skylab, Shuttle, as a design engineer, system analysis, project engineer, and study manager. Specific to the Gemini program he was manager of design ground based simulator and training of the original seven astronauts for flight operations of the Gemini spacecraft from Earth re-entry to touchdown.

 

During the Apollo Program, he managed the design of a high fidelity ground based Lunar Landing Training Vehicle simulator and trained astronauts in preparation for flight operations which facilitated it's utilization for successful landing on the surface of the moon.

 

In the early phase of the Shuttle Design Program, Mr. Nassiff led a team of engineers in the design of the Shuttle Aft Crew Station and integration of payloads for the Space Shuttle.

 

He was also the NASA study manager of various in house contracted studies to identify astronaut support equipment necessary to construct the Space Station in orbit which along with Boeing Aerospace led to the proposal for the design of the current International Space Station.

 

He worked with international partners to facilitate integration of their contribution into the U.S. Space Station Program. During his career at NASA, he received a number of awards, and wrote a number of technical papers that currently reside in the Nassiff file at the University of Houston.

 

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, LouAnn Nassiff; sons, Gary Nassiff, wife Marie, Ronald Nassiff; daughter, Cynthia Unger, husband Timothy; grandchildren, Justin Nassiff, wife Jennifer, Tiffany Howe, husband Geoffrey, Kevin Nassiff, Kerby Nassiff, Daniel Nassiff, wife Melissa, Benjamin Unger, fiance Katerina Wiemers, Thomas Unger; sisters, Dorothy Creden and Virginia Burke; along with many nieces and nephews and cherished friends.

 

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Rex Forsyth and Rev. Dr. Jim Hastings officiating.  Interment will follow at Southpark Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family request that all cash donations in honor of Sam Nassiff be directed to the Youth Ministry Memorial Fund at Sagement Church, 11300 S. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Houston, TX  77089 or at www.sagemontchurch.org.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Nassiff family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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William Free Inskeep

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William Free Inskeep

10/6/1929 - 11/30/2013

William Inskeep, 84, of Friendswood, TX died November 30, 2013.  Bill was born October 6, 1929 in Centerville, Iowa.  He was the second of four children born to John Dean Inskeep, Sr. and Margaret Kate McDaniel Inskeep.  Bill graduated from Leesburg High School in Leesburg, Virginia and obtained degrees of BSBA from the University of Missouri and a MS in Accounting from the University of Houston.  He retired as a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve after having served in the active Navy in 1948-57.  He earned medals of UN Forces, Korean Theatre, National Defense and the Republic of Viet Nam Presidential Unit Citation.  Bill retired as an Internal Revenue agent and a CPA.  He moved from Houston to Leona, Texas, where he and his wife lived for 19 years.  He resided in Friendswood since 2010.

 

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Dorothy Beard and Mary Ann Rhead, grandson Ryan Mendez and great granddaughter Emma Houston. 

 

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Vera Hills Inskeep; brother John Inskeep of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sons, Terrance and Thomas Inskeep; daughters, Laura (Mrs. Rob) Bradley, Patricia (Mrs. William) Bryant, Kathleen (Mrs. Nathaniel) Mendez, and Sandra (Mrs. James) Lodge; grandchildren, Kristin Bryant (Mrs. Mike) Stiles, Eric Mendez, Katie Mendez (Mrs. Brian) Houston, Jennifer Lodge, Trevor Lodge and Joshua Mendez; and great granddaughter Hannah Houston.

 

A memorial service was held on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the Cokesbury Methodist Church, 10030 Scarsdale, Houston, TX  77089 with Rev. Mark Pederson officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Inskeep family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com. 

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Alvin Everest Hackerott

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Alvin Everest Hackerott

8/6/1918 - 11/28/2013

Alvin Everest Hackerott, 95, a member of the Greatest Generation, son of Wilhelm August Heinrich Hackerott and Jesse Estella Boultinghouse Hackerott, went to be with his Lord and Savior on 28 Nov 2013 in Friendswood, Texas.  Alvin was born in Alton, Kansas on August 6, 1918.

During WWII Alvin served as a Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of service.  He later went to work for Lockheed Electronics.

Alvin was preceded in death by his twin brother, Auldin and sister, Dorothy Pfortmiller.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edith Hallman Hackerott; son James (Barbara); daughter Carol  Hamm (Jim); son Douglas (Meredyth);grandchildren: Kenneth (Kris), Jessica (Keith), David(Fiorella),Jennifer (Jake) Wendy(Lee),and Stephanie; 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating. A private interment will be held at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX.

David Hamm, Walt Tritsch, Keith Eveland, Kenneth Hackerott, Lee Arnold, and Bob Hackerott will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Communities at www.bethesdalutherancommunities.org  and the Lutheran Hour Ministries at www.lhm.org.

Condolences may be sent to the Hackerott family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

I am the resurrection and the life,
He that believeth in me, though he were
dead, Yet shall he live. John XI. 25

 

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Thomas Edward Marshall

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Thomas Edward Marshall

6/6/1941 - 11/24/2013

Thomas Edward Marshall, age 72, died of prostate cancer on the evening of November 24, 2013 at his daughter's residence in Friendswood, TX.  He was born on June 6, 1941 to Thomas Enoch Marshall and Lydia Virginia Kruse.  His friends and family knew him as both Sonny and Tommy.

A native of Mobile, AL, he grew up on Riverside Dr. off DIP attending Greystone Christian School and Murphy High School.  He worked for many years at Forest Hill Auto Supply as a Machinist before working at Barber's Dairy as Chief Engineer of maintenance for over 20 years and then for Dean Foods after their acquisition of that dairy.  In 2001, Tommy and his wife Mary sold their home on Pinedale Ct. in the Lott Rd. area.  They then moved to Deer Park, AL where they enjoyed hay farming.  Customers referred to his hay as "horse candy" because once the horses tasted Mr. Marshall's hay they did not want to eat any other.

As a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Deer Park, AL, Tommy served on the Building and Grounds Committee.  He could always be found lending a helping hand and was known for his sense of humor.  One of his favorite jokes was to ask a cashier, "Do you take cash with a picture ID?"  This would often startle them, resulting in a funny response.

Tommy was preceded in death by his brother Jimmy Joseph Marshall and his grandson Christian Freeman.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Alice Harvison of Deer Park, AL; son, Thomas William Marshall (Janel Joyce Ward) of Biloxi, MS; daughter, Elizabeth Virginia (Terrell Edward, "Terry") Freeman of Friendswood, TX; two brothers, James Olney "Jim" Marshall of St. Elmo, AL and William Milton "Bill" Marshall (Sandra "Sandy" Sisk) of Wetumpka, AL; sister, Judy Jewel (Ashley Wayne) Fleming of Daphne, AL, and five grandchildren, Terrell Edward "T.J." Freeman, Jr., Julia Marie Freeman, Thomas Taylor Marshall, Mitchell Dean Marshall and Brandon Lamar Ward-Graham.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 A.M. followed by a graveside service at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Deer Park, AL with Bro. Charles Couey of Indian Springs Baptist Church officiating.

Thank you to Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood, TX and St. Stephens Funeral Home in St. Stephens, AL for helping with the arrangements.

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John Randall Davenport

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John Randall Davenport

5/10/1945 - 11/22/2013

John Randall Davenport, 68, of Friendswood, Texas passed away on November 22, 2013 in Webster, Texas. He was born on May 10, 1945 in Seagraves, Texas to Thomas and Doris (Quattlebaum) Davenport. Raised in the oil fields of west Texas, he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17. His older brother was enlisting, and John had unwisely decided to skip school that day and so his mother signed the papers to have him join also. He later said it was the best thing that could have happened to him.

He was in the Navy for a little over three years; during which time he served as an Electricians Mate aboard the USS Luiseno (ATF-156), a fleet tug. While in the Navy he deployed to the Mediterranean, where he took part in the salvage operation of a B-52 bomber that crashed off of Palomares, Spain in 1966 while carrying four nuclear weapons onboard.  John was also a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Upon returning to civilian life, he enrolled in college to pursue a law degree, but soon decided that a legal career was not for him. He began working at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio. While doing so he met a girl at a dance. She had a young son from a previous marriage, but this did not deter him. After two months of persistence, the girl finally consented to go on a date with him. Six weeks later they were engaged and three months later they were married and remained happily so for 46 1/2 years.

In due course a daughter and son were added to the family. He changed jobs several times, and worked at the Pearl Container plant for 15 years in San Antonio. Upon leaving them he worked at Flextallic in Deer Park for 8 years and AT&T for 10 years before retiring in 2010.

He was an electrician by trade, but was also an excellent shade tree mechanic and carpenter, doing most of his own automotive repairs and home improvement projects. He was the classic strong, silent type, never a man of many words, but always willing to listen and answer countless questions of "Why?" and "How come?" from children and grandchildren. He was never concerned with material things, and was always content to drive an older car and never had to have the latest and greatest in technology.

The only times he would get overly boisterous was when he would watch the Dallas Cowboys play, and then his yells and hollers could be heard throughout the house, sometimes accompanied by jumping, hooting, and occasionally scooting around the floor on his rear. He finally gave up watching the games, claiming that his heart just couldn't take the disappointment any more.

He was always concerned with others well-being over his own. Even while he was very ill, he worried about trivial things such as who is going to cut the grass, work on everyone's car (because mechanics rip you off) and keep Brian from hauling too much junk to the house to recycle. But this was Randy - always taking care of everyone else and not worrying about himself. His greatest regret was leaving his family behind and not having the opportunity to see Obama out of office. Until the very end, he worried about taking care of his family and how his wife Sheilagh and his youngest son Brian would go on without him.

Sheilagh was his best friend. Brian was his constant companion, sharing many memorable trips fishing and going to junk yards. He was proud of all his grandchildren, and he took great pride in seeing Ashley graduate from college and loved to watch Micaela and Peyton swim and Kyler play football (where yet again he would hoot and holler as if watching the Cowboys, embarrassing them all with pride). His greatest joy in life was his family, followed by his love for God and country.

John is survived by his loving wife of 46 1/2 years, Sheilagh; children, James, Heather, and Brian; grandchildren, Ashley, Daniel, Micaela, Peyton, and Kyler; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Monday, November 25, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Chris Norton officiating. A private interment will be held at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Condolences may be sent to the Davenport family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Caryl Crosby Young

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Caryl Crosby Young

9/15/1942 - 11/15/2013

Caryl Crosby Young, 71, died on November 15, 2013 in Webster, TX.  She was born in Boston, MA on September 15, 1942 to Ethel Henry and Kenneth Crosby.

Caryl was a Registered Nurse for over 45 years and a 1964 graduate of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing.  She later earned both her BSN and MSN in Nursing Administration from the University of Florida.  She also became a Certified Case Manager and made the helping of others her primary focus for the last 18 yrs.

Caryl was outgoing, kind-hearted, and is said to have "never met a stranger."  She enjoyed spending time with friends, working in her yard, and researching family history.  She was an accomplished cook and had a gift for interior decorating and home improvement.  Caryl was an animal lover, and she doted on her rescue dog Dolly.  She took a keen interest in the political process and believed strongly in making the world a better place.

One of her biggest joys was being a grandmother and spending time with her grandchildren.  They dearly miss their "Grammie," and her memory will always be alive in their hearts.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jayne Summers and brother, Robert Crosby.

She is survived by her husband Charles John Young Jr.; her daughters, Andrea Harrell of Orlando, FL and Evelyn Harrell Dewey and her husband Donald Dewey of Atlanta, GA; stepdaughters, Pandora Young of Los Angeles, CA and Cindy Young and her husband Mark Burke of Cary, NC.  Caryl also had 4 grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 03458, (603) 924-3511.  Interment will be held at the Pine Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at https://donations.bcrfcure.org/donate-now, as Caryl was a breast cancer survivor.

Condolences may be sent to the Young family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Mary Louceyette Kizer Johnson

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Mary Louceyette Kizer Johnson

6/6/1916 - 11/17/2013

Louceyette Kizer Johnson, age 97, passed away November 17, 2013 at the Houston Hospice in Houston, Texas. Born June 6, 1916 to Charles Kizer and Ulyea Vinson Kizer, her birthplace was a one room red brick house on the banks of the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau, Missiouri.

At age 16, she won a Charleston dance contest on a riverboat rolling down the Mississippi River. She also began singing on the local radio. Louceyette was an accomplished opera singer, and pianist and loved classical music. As she matured she became an expert seamstress, able to re-create perfectly a dress she saw hanging in a store using an improvised pattern. She was also an excellent cook and baker.

In 1935, Louceyette graduated early, at the age of 19, from Southeast Missouri State University and began her 47 year teaching career in Diehstadt, Missouri, teaching Kindergarten through 5th grade in a one-room schoolhouse. On her lunch hour, she ran up a flight of stairs to teach music to the middle and high schoolers.

After going to the movies one night with her girlfriends, their car broke down. A dark-haired young man, Herbert Johnson, stopped to offer the young women a ride. It only took one glance for Louceyette to make sure she was the one sitting up front with their handsome rescuer. So began their 45 year love affair and partnership.

Herbert and Louceyette had 4 children: Dr. Herb Johnson Jr. and daughter-in-law, Pat Johnson of Aberdeen, Washington, Jim Johnson and daughter-in-law, Karen Johnson of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Sharon Gallip and her son-in-law, Dale Gallip of Houston, Texas, and Melody Rubie and son-in-law, Peter Rubie, of New York City.

They had 5 grandchildren, Kirsten Johnson of Scottsdale, Arizona, Zach Johnson and wife, Kari Johnson of Ridgefield, Washington , Keesha Johnson of Little Rock, Arkansas, Kimbra Johnson of Searcy, Arkansas, and Benjamin Rubie, of New York City; and 2 great-grand children, Drew Bryant of Little Rock, Arkansas and Kaden Johnson of Ridgefield, Washington.

Louceyette always made fast friends wherever she went. Her warm personality and ready smile lit up a room and charmed those who came in contact with her. A compassionate and fiercely loyal mother, Louceyette made it her business to create and seek out ambitious opportunities for her children, which she never failed to deliver.

Her empathy for and love of all children is her legacy, as a teacher to many poor and under-privileged children. A product of the Great Depression and the Greatest Generation, Mom believed the leftovers on our plates could feed a needy, hungry child.

At her request in lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations be made in her name to the Friendswood United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 or by calling Rev. Gale Towns at 281-482-7535 ext. 105. 

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Jim Bass officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Johnson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Marjorie Lois Mendenhall Hoffman

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Marjorie Lois Mendenhall Hoffman

5/6/1925 - 11/12/2013

Marjorie Lois Mendenhall Hoffman, 88, a longtime resident of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.  She was born on May 6, 1925 in Denver, CO.  She was a lifelong schoolteacher, avid reader and always helping others with learning to read.   Marjorie was involved in numerous campaigns for Republicans in Friendswood and Galveston County.  She was a member of Republican Women of Galveston County, on the board of Galveston County Child protective services, appointed by Judge Yarbrough to the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteering for children in Galveston County.  Marjorie was responsible for raising funds for the Salvation Army, creating several Christmas gift giving parties for children in foster care in Galveston County, a teacher with Friendswood Friends Church and in League City. Because of all of her efforts, a proclamation declaration stated that April 3, 2006 from that day and onward to be Marjorie Hoffman Day in Friendswood presented by the State Representative, Larry Taylor.  She was involved in state and national conferences with the Friends Church.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert J. Mendenhall and Leah A. Brown Mendenhall; her husband Paul Hoffman; and her daughter, Jo Elysa Hoffman Dixon.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Leanna Hoffman; grandchildren, Paul Francis, Olga Stanton, Aza Francis and Candace Dixon; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Friendswood Friends Church Chapel, 502 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. David Bridges officiating.  A reception will be held in the Caf following the service.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Hoffman family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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James Louis Campbell

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James Louis Campbell

4/17/1971 - 11/6/2013

James Louis Campbell, 42, a longtime resident of Alvin, TX passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.  He was born on April 17, 1971 to Harvey Campbell and Dianne Pryor Kellum in Vicenza, Italy.  James was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, CB Club and the Liverpool Fire Dept.  He was a computer technician by trade.  James enjoyed computer gaming, RC car racing and CB radios.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald L. Pryor and Earline Pryor, and Harvey L. Campbell II and Ann Campbell.

James is survived by his loving wife of 18 years Sandy Campbell of Alvin, TX; his mother, Linda Dianne Pryor-Kellum and her husband, Bob Kellum of Alvin, TX; father, Harvey Louis Campbell III and his wife Diana Campbell of Sierra Vista, AZ; brother, Phillip Scott Campbell and his wife Margie Campbell of Richmond, TX; sister-in-law, Kara Ryman and husband Travis Ryman of Alvin, TX; nieces, Kaitlyn Campbell and Olivia Campbell of Richmond, TX, Angel Eve Shatto, Gabriella Fish and Jasmyne Fish of Alvin, TX; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Pryor officiating.  Interment will follow at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.  A reception will follow at the Alvin Senior Citizen Center, 309 W. Sealy, Alvin, TX  77511

Pallbearers will be Michael Franklin, Travis Ryman, Bobby Lawson, Robert Fisher, Franklin Lawson, Russell Kennemore, JJ Lester, and Charles LaBoyd.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Addison's Foundation at www.foundation4addison.org.

Condolences may be sent to the Campbell family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Janis Grace Glasgow

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Janis Grace Glasgow

6/4/1955 - 11/4/2013

Janis Grace Glasgow, 58, of Friendswood, TX entered into rest on Nov. 4 2013 after her courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 4, 1955 to Herschel M. Glasgow and Helen F. Griffin Glasgow in Houston, TX.

 

Janis was a graduate of Friendswood High School class of '73, achieved a B. A. in elementary education from Sam Houston State University and a Masters in physical education from University of Houston. Janis taught in several school districts, employed at Space Center Houston, USA and the City of Houston, Airport division during her working career. Throughout her life Janis had a wide range of interests including, a love of animals, golf, space flight and gardening to name a few.  Janis was a member of the Friendswood Chapter of the Eastern Star, The Friendswood United Methodist Church and was a USA Track and Field official.  Her family will miss her greatly, but finds solace knowing she is now at peace.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Griffin Glasgow.

 

Janis is survived by her father, Herschel M Glasgow; brother, Herschel R. Glasgow and wife Dawn; brother, Scott A Glasgow and wife Roni; nephews, Adam and Turner; nieces, Meghan and Christine Glasgow; several cousins, aunts and uncles.

 

Special thanks to Dr. Daniel LeHane and the staff at Methodist Hospital for their devotion to Janis' treatment and comfort.

 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. Arturo Cadar officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those wishing to, may make a donation to the American Cancer Association, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or at www.cancer.org or Friendswood Animal Shelter, PO Box 722, Friendswood, TX  77549 or at www.friendswoodanimaladvocates.org in her memory.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Glasgow family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jetermemorialfuneralhome.com.

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James R. Taylor

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James R. Taylor

5/31/1961 - 11/6/2013

James R. Taylor, 52, of Alvin, TX passed away suddenly on November 6, 2013. He was a loving and caring son, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  He was born May 31, 1961 to Richard O'dell Taylor and Johnnie Capps Taylor in Galveston, TX.

James is survived by his parents, O'Dell and  Johnnie Taylor; daughters, Amanda Knight and husband Clayton, Jennifer Taylor, Leslie Taylor; son, Justin Page; sister, Cynthia Hermann and husband Steve; nephew, Jeremy Wilbanks; grandchildren, Kayla Page, Clayton Knight, Jr., Isabella Knight, Aiden Delano, Mason Delano, plus a host of other loving family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281)992-7200 with Rev. Bill Cole officiating.  Interment will follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

Condolences may be sent to the Taylor family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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William H.

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William H. "Bill" Fontenot

3/10/1939 - 11/6/2013

William H. "Bill" Fontenot, 74, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.  He was born March 10, 1939 to Avie Fontenot and Alice Aguillard Fontenot in Elton, LA.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Avie and Alice; brother, Charlie and sister-in-law, Maxine.

He is survived by his wife, Anita Fontenot; his children, Michael Williamson and Deborah Weatherford and her husband Ranse Weatherford; Dr. Roger Willette and his wife Kim; grandchildren, David Weatherford, Tryp Williamson and his wife Audrey, Ehren Williamson, Matthew Williamson, Rachel Willette and Alexis Willette; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Greg Williams officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

Pallbearers will be David Weatherford, Tryp Williamson, Ehrn Williamson, Matthew Williamson, Eno Zamora and Brandon Tew.

Condolences may be sent to the Fontenot family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Albert L. Dietrich

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Albert L. Dietrich

4/20/1931 - 11/6/2013

Albert L. Dietrich, 82, passed away suddenly of a severe heart attack on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. He was born April 20, 1931 to Robert L. Dietrich and Onie Abbott Dietrich in Lynchburg, Texas.  Al served in the United States Navy for 4 years.  He had a BS Degree from the University of Houston, 1957, in Science and Physical Education, and a Master's Degree from Texas A&M, 1979, in Industrial Education and Safety. He was a Certified School Bus Trainer, a Certified Emergency Medical Tech, a Certified Transportation Official, and a member of the Texas and National Association of Public Transportation.

 Al Dietrich was a Teacher, Football Coach, and Bus Driver, (and taught Drivers Education to many Alvinites) for 17 years at Alvin Junior High and Alvin High School before moving to his 21 years as the Director of Transportation for AISD.  He led his 7th and 8th grade students to a district championship and was a pioneer in implementing the use of propane buses for the District. He is survived by a sister, Carroll Maples of Alvin.  He is also survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Doris Dietrich, who also worked for the school district as a teacher's aide at Longfellow and finally the AISD Bookkeeper for 25 years.  He was an extremely proud man of Alvin ISD and what it has meant to his family to be a part of a growing District.   Al was a proud and loving father of 5 boys, Larry, Robert, Danny, Michael, and Ron who all have great stories of old times with dad. When Beth Dietrich (Ron and Mickie's daughter) became a coach at Manvel High School, it was one of his proudest moments, as no other family member pursued his tradition of teaching and coaching in education.  He actually passed his coaching whistle down to her.  He loved his family time with his wife, boys, daughter-in-laws, 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, sisters, nieces, and nephews. He spent many weekends deer hunting, fishing, and playing a good game of dominos.  Al was a fine, Christian man and a member of South Park Baptist Church for 56 years where he taught Royal Ambassador's and started a church baseball team. He was also a Past Master Mason of Alvin Masonic Lodge #762.  Al will be greatly missed and the loving, caring, generous memories of him will never die.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Howard Daniel officiating.  Interment will follow at Rosewood Cemetery in Humble, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Alvin ISD, 301 East House Street, to Denise Benbrook, Activity Bookkeeper, Alvin, Texas 77511, for Special Olympics of Alvin ISD or to South Park Baptist Church Library, 1718 S. Johnson Street, Alvin, Texas  77511.

Condolences may be sent to the Dietrich family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Ora Miller Davenport

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Ora Miller Davenport

2/25/1926 - 11/04/2013

Ora Miller Blackwell Davenport, 87, of Friendswood, TX went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 4, 2013.  She was born on February 25, 1926 to Carl and Anna Miller in Linden, TX. 

Ora grew up with her older brothers, Orville Miller and Adron Miller, in Linden where she graduated from Linden High School and worked at the local bank.   She was married to the late Jesse Daniel Blackwell until his death in 1985.   She later married Gordon Davenport of Friendswood, TX in 1991. 

She was a gentle and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, traveling, cooking, reading her Bible, and being with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Anna Miller, her brothers, Orville and Adron Miller, her then husband J D Blackwell, and son Daniel Blackwell. 

She is survived by her husband, Gordon; her daughter, Loretta Blackwell James and husband Jack; four stepchildren, Gordon Davenport, Jr., Andrea Davenport, Lucinda Davenport and William Davenport; seven grandchildren,  John, Travis and Zachary James, Gordon III and Alexandra Davenport, Rachel and Jason Greene, and her sister in law Jo Miller and numerous nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to any veterans organization or Alzheimer's charities.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Parlor, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200. 

A private graveside service for the family will be held at South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX with Rev. Bill Cole officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Davenport family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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David W. McLeroy

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David W. McLeroy

1/26/1964 - 11/5/2013

David Warren McLeroy, 49, of League City, TX passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013  after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born January 26, 1964 in Corpus Christi, TX.  Moving to Alvin as a child, David attended Alvin schools and Alvin Community College before graduating from the University of Houston Clear Lake in 1989 with a B.S. in Software Engineering.  He was employed by Lockheed Martin for 24 years, most recently in the position of System Administrator.  He loved his work and the people that were part of it.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Alvin, TX.  David enjoyed travelling, gardening, soccer, fantasy football, computers and playing games.  His travels have taken him to England, Spain, Africa, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.  He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend.  David will be remembered for his warmth, humor, strength and attention to detail.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Lamar McLeroy and his brother, Carey Brian McLeroy.

David is survived by his wife, Noreen McLeroy; parents, Paul and Marianne Davis; daughter, Sara Greene; son-in-law, Scott Heileman; granddaughters, Mia English and McKaela Heileman; and brother, Cory Davis.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers from MD Anderson Cancer Center and A-Med Hospice who provided such excellent care and comfort to David.

Friends are cordially invited to visit with the family on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281)992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center at gifts.MDAnderson.org.

Condolences may be sent to the McLeroy family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Cynthia

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Cynthia

2/20/1954 - 10/28/2013

Cynthia "Cindy" Ladell Latham Wheeler, 59 of League City, TX went home to the Lord on October 28, 2013.  She was born February 20, 1954 to Thomas Latham and Dora Kelly Latham in Houston, TX.  

 

She was a loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was a Chemical Dependency Counselor and made a difference in the lives of her patients for more than 25 years. She loved baking, gardening, dancing, going to the casino and could light up a room with her infectious personality.

 

She is survived by her parents, Thomas and Dora Latham; daughter, Kristi Wheeler Robinson and husband Chris; granddaughter, Sydney; grandson, Trevor; her sister, Judy Childress and her husband TC Childress; brother, Thomas Latham and his wife Cheryl; and sister, Kelly Baird and her husband Don; several nieces and nephews, Kacey Gibson and her husband Brian, Karley Kirk and her husband Kevin and sons, Kolby and Kolton, Marshall Childress and wife Katie, Mitchell Childress, Zachary Latham, Nicholas Latham, Ross Baird and Jacob Baird.


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Hope and Healing Center 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX  77056 or through their website
www.hopeandhealingcenter.org in Cindy's name.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Wheeler family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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 H. J.

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H. J. "Bubba" Guillot

1/8/1933 - 10/27/2013

Mr. H. J. "Bubba" Guillot a resident of Friendswood, TX for 35 years, passed away in Webster, TX, on October 27, 2013 at the age of 80.  Mr. Guillot was born in Bunkie, Louisiana, January 8, 1933 to Pierre Curtis Guillot and Maude Gremillion Guillot.

He was a graduate of Southwestern Louisiana Institute in Lafayette, Louisiana, and a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.  He was a Captain in the United States Air Force, and was the designer of the Triple S (Strategic Support Squadron) logo.  Bubba was employed by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and later owned Artmakers, Inc., a printing and design firm.  He was an avid genealogist and served as President of the Houston Genealogical Society, designed their logo, and compiled complete personal family records.

Bubba was proud of his Louisiana heritage, and particularly his chicken and sausage gumbo.

He is survived by his wife, Janet, and his children:  Deborah Fife, Cynthia Walthall, John Guillot, David Guillot and Karen Guillot, and step children Stephen Jacobs, Yvette Alverson and Scott Jacobs.  Mr. Guillot has 18 grandchildren and one great grandson.  Also survived by his twin sister Irma Guillot Carter of Colorado and many other friends and relatives.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

In lieu of usual remembrances the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity.

Condolences may be sent to the Guillot family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Shelton Leon Henry

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Shelton Leon Henry

10/12/1935 - 4/25/2012

Shelton Leon Henry, 76, passed way from a long illness on April 25, 2012.  He was born on October 12, 1935, in Midland, Louisiana, to Ruma & Naome Henry.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Rosalie and his sister, Wilma. He was survived by his second wife Bennie Mae (recently passed), and is currently survived by his children Guy and Gwen Henry; step-children, Jimmy Lee Roller, Rosemary Reed, Deborah Booth, Mary Caraway, and John Roller; brother Ray Henry; and niece, Linda Hall; nephews, Rick Henry and David Henry and their families.

His grandchildren are L'Mae & Neil, and his step-grandchildren are Katherine, Casey, Brooke & Kelley; Morgan, Austin & Maegan; Morgan & Collin; and Keagan & Cassidy.

Great-grandchildren include Mason, Austin, Shealee, Grace, Charlotte, Marshall, and Rowdy.

He was an ironworker by trade who enjoyed light woodworking, family cook-outs, and traveling with his wife Bennie. He will truly be missed by all those who knew & loved him.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Paul Lowe officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shiners Hospital.

 
Bennie Mae Roller-Henry

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Bennie Mae Roller-Henry

5/26/1938 - 10/24/2013

Bennie Mae Roller-Henry, 75, passed way from a long illness on October 24, 2013, at her home in Friendswood, Texas. She was born in Overton, Texas, on May 26, 1938, to Hugh Ben and Oneita Swayzee.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmie George Roller; the love of her life and childhood friend, second husband Shelton Leon Henry; and nephew Paul.  She is survived by her children Jimmy Lee, Rosemary & husband Mike Reed, Deborah & husband David Booth, Mary & husband Brian Caraway, and John & wife Missy Roller; sister, Virginia Keasling; and nieces, Rachel & Rebecca.

Her grandchildren are Katherine Sutton, Casey Kimball, Brooke Harris, Kelley Reed, Morgan & Austin Wallace, Maegan Booth, Morgan & Collin Caraway, and Keagan & Cassidy Roller.

Great-grandchildren include Mason, Austin, Shealee, Grace, Charlotte, Marshall, and Rowdy.

She loved her service and activities with the Eastern Stars, shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family.  She took business law at Alvin Community College, was a realtor by trade, and later a substitute teacher for the Alvin School District. She will truly be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers from Hallmark Hospice who provided such excellent care and comfort to Bennie and much-needed relief to the family through the trying final months of her life.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546. Phone (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Paul Lowe officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shiners Hospital.

Condolences may be sent to the Roller family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Chapel at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Eugene Earle Hammett

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Eugene Earle Hammett

7/22/1944 - 10/21/2013

Eugene Earle Hammett, 69, of Friendswood TX passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013.  He was born July 22, 1944 to James C. Hammett and Virginia Hambright Hammett in Spartanburg, S.C.

 

Gene and Monique were married for 32 years. They moved to Friendswood in 1982 where they started an electrical company in 1993. Gene served in the navy during Vietnam and that's where he learned the trade to become an electrician. He loved to play with his grandkids, Nicole and Haley and have them come over to help him at the house and the shop. He also loved to BBQ on the weekends with his large BBQ pit and have lots of people over. He was a man of a lot of stories and wisdom. He was very generous and always wanted to help others. He was very active in the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed being active in the church.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Monique; daughters, Teresa Ulmer, Stephanie Childress and her husband Chris Childress, Leslie Kennedy and her husband David Kennedy; sons, Daniel Hammett and his wife Jamie Hammett, Dashiell Hammett and his wife Laura Hammett, Cody Caffey and Randall Livingston; grandchildren, Blake Ulmer, Stephen Ulmer, Nicole Childress, Haley Childress, Caroline Kennedy, Caitlin Kennedy, Nolan Hammett, Carley Hammett and Zaiden Hammett; brothers, John Hammett and his wife Hazel Hammett; sister, Margaret Hammett; special mother-in-law Midge Haining; brother-in-law Daniel Haining and David Haining and his wife Debbie Haining; sister-in-law Debbie Renfro; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:30 P.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnell, M.S. officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Hammett family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Judith Patricia Lemm Voss

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Judith Patricia Lemm Voss

2/28/1940 - 10-19-2013

Judith Patricia Lemm Voss, 73, of Port Isabel, TX passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Tuscany Village in Pearland, TX.  She was born on February 28, 1940 to Robert F. Lemm, Sr. and Rita Mae Dill Lemm in New Orleans, LA.  Judith was a resident of Alvin, TX for 32 years.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert F. Lemm Sr, Rita Mae Lange and her step-father Otto Lange; brothers, Robert F. Lemm, Jr., and Lowell Lemm.

 

Judith is survived by her husband Rowdy Voss; her sons, Randy Voss and Kevin Voss; 2 granddaughters, Samantha and Megan; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Leo Symmank officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Voss family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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William Gerald Highburger

5/31/1940 - 10/16/2013

William Gerald Highburger, 73, of League City, TX passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.  He was born on May 31, 1940 to William G. Highburger and Norene Deaton Highburger in Paris, TX.

 

He is survived by his wife Judy Highburger of League City, TX; his daughter Cynthia Walker of Austin, TX; his brother Sam Highburger of Houston, TX; his niece Jody Manzon of Cypress, TX.

 

The funeral service was held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.  Interment followed at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Highburger family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Edward Rankin Bright

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Edward Rankin Bright

9/18/1929 - 10/13/2013

Edward Rankin Bright, 84, of Friendswood, TX went to be with his heavenly father on October 13, 2013 at his son's home in League City, TX.  He was born on September 18, 1929 to J.C. Bright and Lois Fussel Bright in Chapman, AL.

 

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents; sister Christine; grandson Philipp and granddaughter Jamie.

 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pearl Bright; 4 children, Carol Lynn Maas and husband Jim, Debra Jean Coward and husband Joel, Edward Michael Bright and wife Rebecca, James Douglas Bright and wife Tina; sister, Catherine Harris; 17 grandchildren, Jennifer, Cristina, Alex, Liz, Carl, Misty, Brandy, Michael Paul, Philipp, Tim, Ben, Josh, Paulina, Sarah, Jamie, Sarah and Mandy; 14 great grandchildren, Madeline, Sadie Pearl, Sawyer, Haley, Elysa, Destiny, Abigail, Joshua, Jakson, Jessah, Tristan, Caleb, Ashley and Amber; as well as many other family members and friends.

 

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends but we are thankful that he will be at rest in that beautiful place of peace in the loving arms of our Lord.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. with the funeral services beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Cindy Doran officiating.  Interment will follow at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

 

Pallbearers will be Joel Coward, Jim Maas, Jerry Elliott, Alex Maas, Michael Paul Bright, Josh Bright, and Doug Berger.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Kevin Gillis, Brad Broussard and Stewart Gremillion.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Bright family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

 
Rhoda Ellen Watson Thomas

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Rhoda Ellen Watson Thomas

5/10/1926 - 10/10/2013

Born on the 10th of May 1926, a native of Grenada, Mississippi, Rhoda is the 5th of 9 children born to William Edgar & Carrie Elsie Kellum Watson.

 

Married to Wayne Kermit Thomas, on the 5th of February 1944 in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, they were married for nearly 29 years when Wayne died on 1 December 1972 after a long battle with emphazemia. Together they are the proud parents of Elizabeth Fay Thomas Rabito and John Wayne Thomas. She is also the proud Grandmother of Michael Wayne Thomas, Stephenie Thomas Castillo, John Collins Thomas and Patrick Wayne Rabito, as well as the Great Grandparents of Desmon Michael Thomas, Leela Davenport, Kenneth Wayne Thomas; Justin Wayne Thomas, Nathan Bradley Thomas; Irene Carolyn Castillo, Alexander Benjamin Castillo and Emily Rose Castillo. Rhoda is survived by two of her sisters, Reba Louise Swingle and Jewel Josephine Chamberlain.

 

Baptized on the 5th of July 1968, Rhoda has been a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the past 44 years.

 

Rhoda's life has been one marked by service to others, she has been a loving wife, mother and grandmother, as well as an honorable and devoted daughter, sister and friend; contributing of her time, talents and service to her family and church. She was loved and depended on by many and we look forward with a bright hope to the day when we will all be together again.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Bishop Jason Smith officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Thomas family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
James Stuart Abbey

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James Stuart Abbey

4/12/1941 - 10/7/2013

James Stuart Abbey, 72 of Alvin, TX passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, October 7, 2013.  He was born on April 12, 1941 to George Abbey and Jenny Robertson Abbey in Windsor Ontario, Canada.

 

James is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Patricia Abbey; daughters, Patty Abbey and husband Randy Wallace, Debbie Abbey and husband Cris Gates and Lori Abbey Nash; son, David Abbey; grandsons, Damon Nash and Jake Nash; many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service to celebrate James's life will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Minister and friend Jason Smith officiating.  A reception will follow from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. at the  Alvin Depot, 119 E. Willis, Alvin, TX  77511.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Abbey family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Colonel Philip A. Bossert, USAF (retired)

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Colonel Philip A. Bossert, USAF (retired)

7/6/1959 - 10/3/2013

Colonel Philip A. Bossert, USAF (retired), 54 was born on July 6, 1959 in Queens, New York to Phil Sr. and Virginia Bossert.  He grew up in Massapequa, New York with his siblings, David, Caroline and Alison.  His childhood on Long Island is where his passion for his Catholic faith, hard work, selflessness, and service began.  Phil loved all things Long Island: swimming at Jones Beach, eating All American Knishes, and long runs at Tackapausha Park.  His commitment to excellence started at the age of 12, when as a paperboy for Newsday; Phil won a contest signing up the most new subscriptions.  The prize was an airplane ride over Long Island in a small Cesena.  His love of flying was born.  At the age of 14, he moved on from Newsday to become a bus boy at Dick & Dora's, a famous Italian restaurant on Long Island's south shore.  While working at Dick & Dora's, he was able to save up enough money to earn his private pilot's license and to buy his first car.  Also at the age of 14, Phil earned his Eagle Scout award with Troop 5.  A hero in the making.       

 

After graduating from Massapequa High School in 1977, Phil attended The Mallard Prep School in Bandon, Oregon on a Falcon Foundation Scholarship.  He then received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.  In June of 1982, Phil graduated with a B.S. in International Studies from the Air Force Academy.  He was a distinguished military graduate.  After attending undergraduate pilot training at Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas, Phil went on to become a command pilot with 3,900 hours of flying time including combat time as a C-141 airlift pilot during Operations JUST CAUSE and DESERT STORM.  During his twenty-eight years on active duty in the United States Air Force, he also had extensive experience in various command, joint, and multinational assignments.  His assignments took him all around the globe.  He holds Master's degrees in Economics, Military Studies, Strategic Studies, and Public Administration from Old Dominion University, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Air War College, and Auburn University respectively.  He also served on the faculties of the Air Force Academy and the University of Houston, was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has published 97 articles, book reviews, editorials, two books and was currently in the process of working on his third book about his three deployments to Afghanistan. 

 

Three weeks after retiring from the USAF in October 2010, he deployed a third and last time to Kabul as a civilian advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.  He was assigned to the NATO training mission at Camp Eggers and taught 30 senior Afghan generals and colonels, how to develop a three-year, $15 billion defense budget.  His planned sixteen-month assignment was cut short by one month when he was medically evacuated on January 29th 2012 with a brain tumor.  Three days later it was removed at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  His initial recovery was so successful and rapid that he was called a medical miracle and continued that reputation with his follow-on treatments at MD Anderson.  In December 2012, just 9 months after his diagnosis and surgery, Phil ran the Dallas half marathon with his son, Andrew as well as 5K and 10K races with both Andrew and his daughter Stephanie.

 

Phil spent his last few months working on his newly founded company Civil-Military (CM) Leadership Seminars, LLC, a service-disabled, veteran owned small business that was set to begin offering seminars on leadership in March 2014.  Phil's passion to write and speak on leadership, strategic planning, transformational change, his Catholic faith, Afghanistan, and military affairs are what led to his founding of CM Leadership Seminars.       

 

Phil battled glioblastoma/brain cancer for 20 months.  Many admired his determination and the strength he exhibited.  On October 3, 2013, Phil passed away after a strong, hard fought battle with his wife, Anita, and their two children, Andrew and Stephanie at his side. A funeral mass will be held on October 17 at the United States Air Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado, followed by a burial at the Air Force Academy Cemetery.  A memorial service will be held at Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood, Texas in early November to honor Phil.  In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Bossert family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Nell L. Bryson Poe

12/4/1943 - 10/4/2013

Nell Loree Bryson Poe passed away October 4, 2013. Born to Lonnie Granville Bryson and Nella B. Newlin Bryson on December 4, 1943, Nell grew up in Brady, Texas, the youngest of three children and the only girl. Nell graduated from Brady High School in 1962 and married Jerry Michael Poe in Brady, on May 29, 1964.

They settled in Alvin, Texas, to raise their two children, Dorena Loree Poe Moore and Gary Michael Poe. Nell spent most of her working career in customer service at Alvin State Bank and Chocolate Bayou Community Federal Credit Union. Once Jerry retired, they traveled, birding and visiting every county in Texas at least once. Family always came first and Nell and Jerry could be found at every event for their children and as many of their grandchildren's events as they could attend.

Nell is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Gary Granville Bryson.

Nell is survived by her husband of 49 1/2 years, Jerry; her children, Dorena (and husband William "WT" Moore) and Gary (and wife Jacqui Poe); her grandchildren, Rochelle Loree Finley, Sarah Su Zan Finley, Molly Urell-Poe, Tyler Michael Poe, and Kelsey Olivia Poe; her brother, Valton Jordan Bryson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

At Nell's request, there will be no funeral service. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life with a visitation on Monday, October 7, 2013, from 4:00 P.M.to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Manvel Cemetery, 6730 Cemetary Rd., Manvel, TX  77578 with Rev. Charles Ruehl officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the Poe family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Dick Wilson McKinney

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Dick Wilson McKinney

2/7/1935 - 10/1/2013

Dick Wilson McKinney, 78, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.  He was born on February 7, 1935 to Jack McKinney and Vie Swank McKinney in Lufkin, TX. 

 

He attended Lufkin High School and graduated in 1953.  He played football and earned a scholarship to University of Houston, which he played Center for the Cougars until 1958.  He then went and served in the United States Army, then went to serve in the United States Air Force where he played football.  Dick was a State Farm agent for 31 years, in Seabrook, TX.

 

Dick is survived by his wife Clarissa (Kakie) McKinney; son, Lane McKinney; daughter, Kelly Mason; granddaughter, Anna Kay.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. with the funeral service beginning at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Stuart Rothberg officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

Pallbearers will be Colby Wyers, Mason Wyers, Brad Watkins, Scott Watkins, Jamie Wyers and Andrew Wyers.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in his name to the Alzheimers Association at www.alz.org or Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southwest Texas Chapter, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX  77030-2008.

 

Condolences may be sent to the MeKinney family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Marianne Herring

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Marianne Herring

11/15/1934 - 9/30/2013

Marianne Herring, 78, of Pasadena, Texas passed away September 30, 2013.  She had a very blessed, healthy life and treasured that by staying active and fit until 2 years ago when she began her battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Her faith and courageous spirit, along with her positive attitude were something to be greatly admired. She is once again comfortable and at peace.

Family members who will greatly miss her in their lives are her daughter, Janis Jeanes Buchanan and husband, Danny; grandchildren, Jenica Merrill and great-granddaughter, Kyren Merrill; Tyson and Sol Merrill and great grand-daughter, Gihanna Merrill, and Lindsey Buchanan.  She lost her son, Jeff Jeanes in 2000, but has had his family, Debra Jeanes and grandson, Cody  Jeanes in her life to keep his memory forever alive. She had three brothers, Earl Herring, Allan Herring and Todd Herring, who have preceded her in death, but stayed a big part of her life, as they were hard to forget, she loved them all dearly.

Marianne graduated from Milby High School and has stayed a loyal Milby Buffalo for many years staying in touch with longtime friends and classmates.  Her favorite career was that of wife and mother, which she reflects was the best time of her life, raising her kids in Oak Meadows with neighbors who have also remained close friends throughout her life.  She later retired from the Purchasing Department at Harris County.

A Memorial Service will be held in her honor to celebrate her life on Friday,  October 4, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Kenneth Spiller, from her Church Home, Parkgate Community in Pasadena, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Marianne Herring Wyatt to the MDA/ALS Research Fund, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, 6560 Fannin, Suite 802, Houston, TX 77030.

Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Carolyn Elizabeth Boliek Ledbetter

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Carolyn Elizabeth Boliek Ledbetter

9/13/1922 - 9/28/2013

Carolyn Elizabeth Boliek Ledbetter, 91, of Pearland, TX passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013.  She was born on September 13, 1922 to Gaither L. Boliek and Zella B. Hyatt Boliek in Waukegan, IL.

 

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 10310 Scarsdale Blvd., Houston, TX  77089 with Pastor Randy Ledbetter officiating.  Interment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at a later date.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Ledbetter family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jetermemorialfuneralhome.com.

 
Richard Allen Wilkerson, Sr

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Richard Allen Wilkerson, Sr

5/26/1938 - 9/26/2013

Richard Allen Wilkerson, Sr., 75 of Friendswood, TX passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013.  He was born on May 26, 1938 to Samuel Wilkerson and Joyce Bridges Wilkerson in Goose Creek, TX.

 

He was preceded in death by his son David and daughter Chrissy and his sister Janna.

 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Anita; his son, R. Allen Jr.; his brother, Steve C. Wilkerson; granddaughters, Kiya and Kathy, and great grandchildren, Treston, Austin, Madison, and Micheal.

 

Rick worked as a woodworker for over 45 years in the Millwork industry. He started as a draftsman and eventually worked up into management to owning his own companies. He drew great pride from a job well done that he could show to others "this is what we can provide" was one of his favorite sayings.

 

Other than a vague interest in photography and traveling his work was his interest.

 

In his later years he began to understand the role grandfather and family leader. When the grandchildren came along (am I that old? he once said) he learned the value of passing wisdom on to the next generations. When the first great grandchild was born he accepted this news with great enthusiasm. The next generations will never know what they are missing from his wisdom and experience.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating.  Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Wilkerson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Dr. Sam Lee Pool

In Loving Memory

Dr. Sam Lee Pool

10/27/1937 - 9/22/2013

Friends and family will greatly miss Dr. Sam Lee Pool, 75, of Nassau Bay, Texas, who passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013.  Born in 1937 to Sam O. and Edith Pool, Sam completed high school and college each in three years, double majoring in math and physics at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He then attended the University of Oklahoma Medical School.  Upon graduating from medical school, Sam served as a flight surgeon in the United States Navy.  Sam married the love of his life, Jane, in 1961.  They, and their two young daughters, settled in Houston in 1968, when Sam joined NASA, Johnson Space Center, as a medical officer.  He was a pioneer in space medicine and remained with NASA until his retirement.

When his daughters were young, Sam began a tradition of taking his family on extended summer road trips, visiting most of the continental United States and Alaska along the way.  He continued this tradition with his grandchildren, sharing tales of his early travel experiences as he guided them through some of our country's natural wonders.  Sam and his wife, Jane, also traveled internationally, visiting much of Europe, Asia and Australia.   

Sam had a lifelong love of learning, taking time later in his career to attend Harvard Business School.  He shared this passion with his grandchildren, teaching them to play chess, helping them conduct science experiments, and discussing history, mathematical and scientific principles with them.  He was also a private pilot, who enjoyed taking his grandchildren flying with him and teaching them about the plane and the mechanics of flight. 

Among his other interests, Sam enjoyed going to the Bonneville Salt Flats every year to participate in the land speed trials as the official videographer for a record breaking motorcycle team.  He also regularly attended his grandchildren's many sporting events; he enjoyed operating his ham radio; and he spent countless hours with friends and family rebuilding engines and restoring old cars. 

Sam was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Jane Pool.  He is survived by his daughter Keli Roper, her husband, Jeff and their two sons, Evan and Ryan; and daughter Elizabeth Stevens, her husband, Bill and their two children, Bryan and Claire.

Visitation will be held at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. Jim Bass officiating.  Sam will be laid to rest at the Ozan Cemetery in Nashville, AR at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the Pool family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com. 

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Iris Rose Byrne Glaze

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Iris Rose Byrne Glaze

12/29/1928 - 9/19/2013

Iris Rose Byrne Glaze, 84, of Dickinson, TX passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013.  She was born on December 29, 1928 in San Antonio, TX to Bemiss E. Byrne and Beulah M. Coats Byrne.  Rose graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelor's degree in education and taught in Clute, TX in the late 1950's and 1960's.  She was the co-owner and principal operator of Showboat Marine and a pioneer in the marine industry.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Elton Laray Glaze, Sr.; his parents, Bemiss and Beulah Byrne; son, Elton Laray Glaze, Jr.

 

Rose is survived by her son, Carl W. Glaze and wife; grandson, Elton Laray Glaze III Trey and wife; granddaughter, Stacey Glaze; 4 great-grandchildren.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. with the funeral service beginning at 5:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Kelly Vaughn officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Glaze family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Freda Jo Hays Carter

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Freda Jo Hays Carter

2/24/1951 - 9/19/2013

Freda Jo Hays Carter, 62, of League City, TX passed away after a long early-onset of Alzheimer's disease on Thursday, September 19, 2013.  Freda was born February 24, 1951 in Houston, TX to Fred Bruce Hays and Thelma Jo Sealey Hays.

 

Freda was a Sign Language Interpreter in Houston, Texas and later in Austin, Texas and a member of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Clyde Carter; her son, Jimmy Clyde Carter, II and her father, Fred Bruce Hays.

 

She is survived by two children, April JoAnna Carter Akin of Houston, Texas and Michael Sealey Carter of Alvin, Texas; her mother, Thelma Jo Hays; siblings, Sally Guajardo, Julie Bertsch, Beverly Burton and Bruce Hays; grandchildren, Avri and Abigail Akin and Brendan and Michael Carter and Desiray Stafford; her sister in law, Dianne Carter Ranton ;and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 2:30 P.M at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Steven Yoes officiating.

 

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family request donations be made to Woodhaven Deaf Church, 9920 Long Point Road, Houston, Texas 77055.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Carter family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Mike Croskery

In Loving Memory

Mike Croskery

1/9/1937 - 9/19/2013

Mike Croskery, 76, of Houston, Texas passed away peacefully in his home in Houston, Texas on September 19, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on January 9, 1937 to James Bruce and Grace Margaret Croskery in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Mike attended high school in Belding, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with a degree in Civil Engineering.  Mike was Michigan's number one fan. He loved nothing more than to watch Michigan football games with his son and grandson, who share his love for the Wolverines. Mike, an avid sports fan, enjoyed attending his grandson's basketball games. He was a proud member of the Chi Psi fraternity, and was a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Michigan and the state of Texas.

Mike and Sue were married in Ann Arbor and recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary.  After graduation, Mike worked for Townsend and Bottum Contractor and later joined the Engineering Department of DuPont in Montague, Michigan.  During his long career he, his wife, and family lived in 7 states as well as 3 beautiful countries in Europe: Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Mike retired from DuPont in 1994 and he and his wife settled in Austin, Texas.  When his granddaughter Caroline was younger, he loved to take her to visit the Capitol of Texas. Caroline now attends the University of Texas, which she attributes in part to her Poppy, who sparked her love for Austin. When Mike was not playing golf, he and his wife worked in the garden, travelled, and spent as much time as possible with their children and grandchildren.  Mike enjoyed a full life and took great joy in sharing his life story with his children and grandchildren. One of his favorite things to do was sit in the living room with his family and talk their ears off, learning everything about their lives. Mike was always one for conversation, something that his family will miss dearly about him.

After being diagnosed with cancer, Mike and Sue moved back to Houston, Texas to be close to their son and grandchildren.  They re-joined University Baptist Church and Voyagers Bible Study Group.  Their neighbors in the Pinebrook Community and the members of the bible study group provided Sue and Mike tremendous physical and spiritual support.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother and father Grace and Bruce Croskery, and his brothers Harold, Gerald, and James.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife Sue Ann Croskery.  He is also survived by his children Michele Lynn Hodgson and her husband Brett of Redmond, Oregon, David Michael Croskery and his wife Kris of Houston, Texas, his grandchildren, Kendra Sue Hodgson of Redmond, Oregon, Caroline Grace Croskery of Austin, Texas and Collin Michael Croskery of Houston, Texas and his sister in laws, Wanda Croskery of Rockford, Michigan and Jane Croskery of Springfield, Virginia.

A memorial service for Mike will be held on September 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM. at the University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, Houston, TX 77059.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the University Baptist Church Senior Bible Study, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, Houston, TX  77059.

Condolences may be sent to the Croskery family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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John Alden Melenric

In Loving Memory

John Alden Melenric

11/15/1924 - 9/17/2013

John Alden Melenric, 88, of Alvin, TX passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.  He was born on November 5, 1924, in Gallagher, West Virginia to William J. Melenric and Nora Burke Melenric. 

 

He lived in Alvin, Texas for 21 years. He attended college at West Virginia, Alabama, University of Southern California, and Wichita State. He was in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a test pilot in his early career, and then went into business for himself as an inventor and holder of jet engine patents. After he moved his family to Houston in 1975, he worked for Combustion Engineering and Bechtel Corporation. He was devoted to his family and made education a priority for his three sons, who all obtained degrees from the University of Houston.

 

John was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Melenric.

 

He is survived by his sons, John Melenric Jr., of Alvin, Texas, Joseph Melenric and his wife, Nancy Melenric, of Alvin, Texas and Thomas Melenric and his wife, Cindy Melenric, of Pearland, Texas; five grandchildren, Natalie Melenric, Laura Melenric, Sarah Melenric, Hannah Melenric, and Rebekah Melenric.

 

The family will be conducting a private memorial service and burial in Kansas.

 

Memorial donations on behalf of John Melenric can be made to the American Red Cross at www.RedCross.org/Donation.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Melenric family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Addie Ruth Thomas Faist

In Loving Memory

Addie Ruth Thomas Faist

7/13/1934 - 9/16/2013

Addie Ruth Thomas Faist, 79, of Hillcrest Village, TX went to Heaven on Monday, September 16, 2013.  She was born on July 13, 1934 to Gordon Thomas and Lois Dibrell Thomas in Seguin, TX.

She was named after her two grandmothers and was a true Proverbs Woman. She married Norman P. Faist Jr. August 22, 1958 in Seguin. Together they shared 55 years of love, devotion, and adventure. She loved her church and was never any happier than when worshiping in church with her family sitting around her. One of her greatest joys was beginning her day with her beloved Norman sitting in the living room having morning prayer and devotion.

She loved people unconditionally and unreserved. People who only knew her for an hour felt loved by her. Her family never doubted her love for a moment. She was a devoted faithful wife, committed mother, and she delighted in each of her grandchildren and great granddaughter. Most of all she loved her Savior Jesus Christ and talked about Him always. We know that she is walking with Him today in perfect joy.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years Norman P. Faist Jr.; her daughter, Jill and her husband David; her sons, Gary and Reid; her grandchildren, Dave, Travis and his wife Cassandra, Anna, Julie, and Daniel; her great granddaughter, Caroline; her nieces, Maggie, Molly and Carrie; her many God Children; and countless family and friends that she loved dearly.

The Going Home Celebration is to be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, 611 West South Street, Alvin, TX  77511 with Rev. Linda Snow, Rev. Jerry Barnes and Rev. Bobby Weber officiating.    A reception will immediately follow in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a grave side service at 1:00 P.M. at the Confederate Cemetery, 110 Cemetery Rd. (Bypass 35 & FM 517), Alvin, TX.

Pallbearers will be Gary Faist, Reid Faist, David White, Dave White, Travis White and Daniel White.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the many men and women in her life that she hugged and loved, you know who you are.

In lieu of flowers, Addie Ruth would like you to consider, 5th Ward Pregnancy Help Center, Sylvia Johnson, Executive Director, 3636 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX  77004 or Salvation Army Harbour Light Choir, Attn: Fred Smith Director, P.O. Box 8849, Houston, TX  77248.

Condolences may be sent to the Faist family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Clara Belle Hogle Mitchell

In Loving Memory

Clara Belle Hogle Mitchell

10/18/1923 - 9/15/2013

Clara Belle Hogle Mitchell, 89, our beloved mother who was the heart of our family, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 15, 2013.  She was born on October 18, 1923 in Medford, MN to Glen Maitland Hogle and Josephine Barker Hogle.

 

Clara graduated from Mora High School and then went to Minneapolis to graduate with honors from Business School.  She was then hired by Northwest Orient Airlines in their corporate office. Clara married the love of her life Meholis in 1945 and raised their 5 children.  She was a homemaker that excelled at hospitality.  She was an excellent cook and a popular hostess. Her kitchen never closed and everyone was welcome and well fed.  Clara returned to work and was hired at the VA Hospital in Houston and retired in 1983 after 20 years.  She then devoted herself to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

 

Our mother had a full and happy life.  She volunteered making infant and chemo patient hats thru her membership at Natty Knitters.  She also belonged to United Methodist Women, The United Methodist Church, and the YMCA.  Clara loved her vacation home on Tiki Island, often swimming in the salt water and traveling with her family.

 

We are so grateful for her loving kindness and fairness to all.  We will mourn her loss all of our lives. 


May our Lord lift up her gentle soul to meet her beloved husband, parents, sister and her daughter, Judith.  May she be comforted in their embrace.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Meholis, her parents Glen Maitland Hogle and Josephine Barker Hogle, her sister, Helen Hogle Soderstrom and her youngest daughter, Judith Mitchell Clay.

 

Clara is survived by her daughter, Patricia Mitchell Briones and family; son, John Mitchell and family; daughter, Flora Mitchell; son, Louis Mitchell and family; son-in-law, Dennis Clay and family; the family of her sister Helen Hogle Soderstrom; brother John Hogle and family; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild and many lifelong friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Will Reed officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

Pallbearers will be Michael Baldwin, Paul Ciolli, Andrew Ciolli, John M. Mitchell, Jr., Louis Mitchell and John Clay.

 

Honorary Pallbears will be Julian Costellanos, Elijah Ciolli, Darian Mitchell, Gavin Ciolli and Lucca Ciolli.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Mitchell family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

"You are precious and

       honored in my sight...

Do not be afraid for

                    I am with you"    Isaiah 43:4-5

 

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Robert Handley Burton

In Loving Memory

Robert Handley Burton

7/4/1933 - 9/9/2013

Robert Handley Burton, 80, a longtime resident of Friendswood, TX passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, September 9, 2013.  Robert was born July 4, 1933 to Handley and Bessie Halstead Burton in Houston, Texas.

Robert graduated from Pasadena High School in 1951 where he met his wife, Lorraine Sutherland, and they were married in 1953. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1955 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for Hazeltine, Motorola, and Texas Instruments which led his family to reside in Anchorage, San Antonio, New York City, and Phoenix. The family then moved to Friendswood in 1966 where he became a member of the Friendswood United Methodist Church. In 1982, he began a videoconferencing business which he ran until his retirement in 1998. He enjoyed acting in church plays and was recognized in 2006 for 40 years of choir service. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, working in his yard, and traveling with Lorraine throughout the country and abroad during his retirement.

Robert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lorraine Sutherland Burton; son, Robert H. Burton, Jr. and his wife Michelle Michalak Burton; daughter, Cassie Burton French and her husband Les French; son, Bruce S. Burton and his wife Karen Jezek Burton, seven grandchildren, Cosette, Dustin, Jennifer, Lindsay, Lesley, Hannah and William, two great grandchildren, Caleb and Adrian, two brothers, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the sanctuary at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.  A reception will follow in Wesley Hall.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 713-792-3450 or 800-525-5841 or at www.mdanderson.org/gifts.

Condolences may be sent to the Burton family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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William Brian Stephens

In Loving Memory

William Brian Stephens

12/21/1955 - 9/8/2013

William Brian Stephens, 57, of League City, TX passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013.  He was born on December 21, 1955 in Houston, TX to William Stephens and Patricia Mattern Stephens.

 

Brian is survived by his parents, Bill and Patty Stephens, his daughters Brooke Stephens Oliver, Heather Stephens, Megan Stephens and step-son, Keaton Richter.  Brian is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Tracy and Becky Stephens, nieces, Brittany and Courtney Stephens and his longtime girlfriend, Delee D'Arcy.

 

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 4900 Jackwood, Houston, TX  77096 with The Rev. Chad Martin officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Brian's name to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 4900 Jackwood, Houston, TX  77096.

Condolences may be sent to the Stephens family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Lillian Kathryn Guerra

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Lillian Kathryn Guerra

3/21/2013 - 9/4/2013

Lillian Kathryn Guerra, 5 months, of League City, TX passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.  She was born on March 21, 2013 in Webster, TX to Stevan Guerra and Megan Hall Guerra.

 

She is survived her parents, Stevan Guerra and Megan Guerra; big brother, Cole Guerra; big sister, Ariana Guerra; Maternal Grandmother, Rosemary Hall; Maternal Grandparents: Ronald and Theresa Hall; Paternal Grandmother, Isabel Guerra; Godmother, Mary Magdalena Gonzalez; and Godfather, Stevan Bermudez.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, September 9, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Calvary Church Houston, 3700 FM 528, Friendswood, TX 77546 with Pastor Ron Hindt and Pastor Lynn Colby officiating.  Interment will follow.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Lillian's name to Christus Victor Children's School, 2098 W. Main, League City, TX  77573.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Guerra family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Paul John Provenzano

In Loving Memory

Paul John Provenzano

1/16/1918 - 08/31/2013

Paul John Provenzano, 95, of Pearland, Texas, passed away August 31, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born on January 16, 1918 to Luke and Rose Mary (Frascino) Provenzano in Houston, Texas. Paul was a United States Marine during World War II. He is a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Pearland, Texas. Paul and Sadie raised a large family of six children.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. with the Vigil and Rosary to begin at 7:30 P.M. with Deacon Louis Provenzano officiating at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Rev. Wayne Wilkerson officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Park Lawndale in Garden of Gethsemane, Houston, Texas

Condolences may be sent to the Provenzano Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Countess Fay McDonald Hornburg

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Countess Fay McDonald Hornburg

1/15/1927 - 8/29/2013

Countess Fay McDonald Hornburg, 86, passed away on Thursday August 29, 2013.

Countess was born on January 15, 1927 in Port Lavaca, Texas.  She moved to Houston at a young age and graduated from Reagan High School. 

Countess was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years Donald Hornburg, as well as her parents, John and Dena McDonald; sister, Norma Lee Finn; brothers, Lloyd K. McDonald, John Allen McDonald; and son Charles Hornburg.

Countess is survived by daughter, Carol and husband Ridley Pledger; sons, David and wife Stella Hornburg and James Hornburg; daughter in law Pamela Hornburg; grandchildren, Jessica Pledger and fianc Sathya Long, Fred and wife Faith Hornburg, Valerie and husband Daniel Sadler, Eric and wife Naoma Hornburg; great grandchildren, Frederick Jr., Jayden, Drake, Ayden, Madelynn, Robert and Chloe.

The family would like to thank the staff of Trinity Oaks Assisted Living Facility-Pearland, Emeritus Friendswood, Regency Village Care Center, and Faith Community Hospice for the excellent care provided to Countess during her illness.

Countess was a faithful member of Sagemont Church for many years.  The family greatly appreciated the many prayers, visits, phone calls, and cards from the Sagemont Church congregation. 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Rex Forsyth officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org, or Sagemont Church, 11300 S. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Houston, TX 77089.

Condolences may be sent to the Hornburg family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Randall Clay Allen

In Loving Memory

Randall Clay Allen

3/26/1949 - 8/28/2013

Randall Clay Allen, 64, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.  He was born March 26, 1949 in Austin, Texas.

 

Randy was employed as Staff Consultant with UTSI International, an engineering and consulting firm specializing in leak detection and scada for the oil and gas pipeline industry.  He had been with the company for 25 years.

 

Almost everything interested Randy.  He especially liked working on his brother's farm, fishing, scuba and cave diving in which he became certified as an instructor.  He loved projects and filled an entire hangar and shop with tools and equipment.  His greatest joy, however, was family.

 

Randy was preceded in death by his father, Harold W. Allen.  He is survived by his mother, Edith A. Linson; step-mother, Margaret C. Allen; brothers, Rick and wife Sandy, Rob and wife Christine,and Mark Allen; his "adopted" sister and friend, Kathy Waites; cousins, Sharon Crider and Terry Jarmon.

 

Honorary pallbearers will include Allen Davey, Charles Cotten, Gary Waites, Lloyd Cheatam, Luke Allen and Terry Jarmon.

 

Friends are cordially invited to visitation with the family on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. followed by the funeral service at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.  Burial will be held at the High Grove Cemetery in Bastrop County at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

 

In lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a contribution to the Research Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX  77210-4486 or at www.mdanderson.org

 

Condolences may be sent to the Allen family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Teresa Carol Linville Gerlich

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Teresa Carol Linville Gerlich

4/26/1957 - 8/21/2013

Teresa Carol Linville Gerlich, 56, of Pearland, TX passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.  She was born April 26, 1957 to Lenhart Linville and Shirley Zeek Linville in Greenville, MS.  She graduated high school in Henderson, TX and continued her studies at Kilgore College graduating with a degree in cosmetology.  She was employed with Chevron and Texaco, as a graphic designer until she became ill.  Teresa was the proud mother of son, Travis Jean and loving wife to Brian Gerlich.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lenhart and Hazel Linville and Everett and Marie Zeek.

 

Teresa is survived by her husband, Brian; son, Travis Jean; parents, Len and Shirley Linville from West VA; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Emory Gadd officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

Pallbearers will be John Richard, John Scott, Kelly Harris, Gary Wayne Stansberry, Mark Jefferion and Bill Vinson

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX  77210-4486 or www.mdanderson.org or to Sagemont Church, 11300 S. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Houston, TX  77089 or www.sagemontchurch.org.

 

The family wishes to thank all of Teresa's Sagemont Church family, MD Anderson family, caring friends and very special friends, Linnell Taylor, Leslie Nossaman, Kathy Mabe, Willie Gaston, Shannon Harris, Monica Stansberry, Phyliss Mock and Mary Schwartz for all the love and support.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Gerlich family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

"To live in the hearts of those we love and leave behind, is not to die."

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C.W.

In Loving Memory

C.W. "Mac" McCoy, Jr.

4/14/1931 - 8/20/2013

Beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle, Clarence William McCoy, Jr., known to all as "Mac", went to meet his Heavenly Father on August 20th, 2013.  There is no doubt that he was greeted by his loving bride of 50 years which he missed every day since she left us over 9 years ago.  Together forever-happy at last!

 

Born in Washington Courthouse, Ohio, on April 14th, 1931, the youngest of three children.  He was raised by hard-working parents who instilled a strong work ethic that stayed with him until the end.  He was still working up to the day he checked himself into the hospital, two weeks ago.

 

He met his bride, Mary, at Langley AFB in Virginia and proudly served our country in the USAF for many years training pilots on simulators.  After the service he worked for LINK and moved his young family all over the country.  He finally settled in Friendswood in 1964 with a job at NASA in Building 5 as an electrical engineer.  He helped train many astronauts, eventually working on the Lunar Module simulator.  He also started his own A/C business but stopped after a few years as he had a hard time charging his friends.  After retirement from NASA he went to work at the Ellington Aero Club and eventually got his pilot's license.  That was a dream come true for him as his poor eyesight had kept him from flying in the USAF.  An avid sportsman, he loved shooting his guns and was an excellent shot.  He loved to hang out at the gun club and made many life-long friends there.  He eventually went to work for Raytheon and did so every day he was able until his recent illness.

 

He was a loyal friend and, being a man of few words, taught his children by example.  He seldom missed a game or event that his children participated in and, no matter what  it was, we did our best to get the approving "smile or nod" from our Dad.

 

He loved our country and its flag, flew it often and taught us to respect it. He loved his family and never missed singing Happy Birthday over the phone to each of us.  He was a tough man with a tender heart.  He loved his dog.  He will be missed. We love you, Daddy - keep our seats warm until we get there.

 

Mac McCoy is survived by his brother, Don McCoy and wife, Sue, his children, Rhoda Truitt and husband Joey, Mac McCoy, III, David McCoy and wife Diane, Renada Addington and husband, Ken, 13 grandchildren,  12 great-grandchildren and 3 more on the way.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Patterson officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the McCoy family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Bobbie Sutherland Carlee Kimble

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Bobbie Sutherland Carlee Kimble

11/23/1958 - 8/11/2013

Bobbie Sutherland Carlee Kimble, 54, of Liverpool, TX passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013.  She was born November 23, 1958 in Birmingham, AL to Bobby G. Sutherland and Charlotte A. Goolsby Sutherland.  She was raised in Wylam, AL in a German-Irish community.

 

She was a very artistic child and loved playing softball.  Bobbie enjoyed fishing, working in her yard and just about anything that involved being outdoors.  She enjoyed arts and crafts, remolding, painting, playing pool and rearranging the house on a daily basis.  Bobbie was a very artistic and everything she did was very unique.

 

Bobbie is survived by her husband Jerry Kimble; daughter, Sonya Saldana and her husband John; granddaughters, Bobbie Carlee and her husband Benjamin Rivas, Dawn Carlee and Dana Carlee; adopted granddaughter, Miranda Sambrano; grandsons, Michael Sambrano, Johnny Saldana and Aries Saldana; great-grandson, Angel Rivas; sisters, LeeAnn Sutherland and Tracy Kidd; brother, Melvin Jerome Reed and his wife Ginger; 6 nieces and 4 nephews; many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Steve O'Donohoe officiating.  Interment will follow at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

 

Pallbearers will be Dana Carlee, Johnny Saldana, John Saldana, Michael Sambrano, Dawn Carlee and Bobbie Carlee

 

Condolences may be sent to the Carlee family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Elton Laray Glaze, Sr

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Elton Laray Glaze, Sr

1/30/1927 - 8/10/2013

Elton Laray Glaze, Sr., 86, of Dickinson, TX passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013.  He was born January 30, 1927 in Joaquin, TX to Leslie H. Glaze and Mary B. Lewis Glaze.  Elton married Iris R. Byrne on July 24, 1948.  He owned Showboat Marine and was a member of Houston Power Squadron. Elton also held the offices of Vice President and Treasurer of Eddy Refining, Key Oil and Dayton Tires.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Mary Glaze; son, Elton Laray Glaze, Jr; 7 brothers; 2 sisters.

 

Elton is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Iris R. Glaze; sister, Ressie V. Glaze Daugett; son, Battalion Chief, Carl W. Glaze and his wife; grandson, Elton L. Trey Glaze, III and his wife; granddaughter, Stacy Evelyn Glaze; 4 great-grand-children.

 

Friends and cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. with the funeral service beginning at 5:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Kelly Vaughn officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX. 

 

 

Condolences may be sent to the Glaze family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Felton McKay Baker

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Felton McKay Baker

7/18/1929 - 8/10/2013

Felton McKay Baker, 84, a longtime resident of Friendswood, TX passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013.  He was born July 18, 1929 in Dallas TX.

 

Felton's work brought him life!  It WAS his greatest hobby.  He was privileged to use his entrepreneurial spirit to form many companies over the years spending his last 50 plus in the aviation company that fulfilled his passion from an early age with EVERYTHING that flew!  Other interests that permeated his smaller allotments of time, allowed by his first love, included things like:  deep sea fishing, motorcycle riding, bowling, and tennis.  He was captivated by the Spirit of Christmas because of his giving heart!  Listening to his collection of music from the "Big Band Era" brought solace to his soul when reclining in his easy chair at the end of the day.  At the top of his list was his love for animals- both pets and backyard visitors who became permanent residents due to the delicious and predictable meals he served daily without fail!

 

He is survived by his loving wife Mary of Friendswood, TX; son, Gary Baker and his wife Kelly of Austin, TX; daughters, Karen Baker Jantz and husband Everett of Houston, TX, Sherri Baker Lewis and husband Robert of Santa Fe, TX and Cindy Baker Brown of Friendswood, TX; grandchildren, Travis Jantz and wife Trisha, Philip Jantz and wife Janet, Jarod Jantz, Shaylyn Jantz, DeAnn Grizzle,  Rob Lewis and wife Sara, Nathan Brown and wife Grace, Andrea Brown, Wesley Brown, Caleb Brown and wife Danielle, Kevin Baker and wife Stephanie, Lauren Baker Strawn and husband Roye, Jennifer Baker O'Connell and husband Cameron, Tiffany Baker; 6 Great Grandchildren with one on the way!

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. at the Friendswood Friends Church Chapel, 502 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. David Bridges officiating.  Interment will follow at Friendswood Friends Cemetery in Friendswood, TX.

 

Pallbearers will be Travis Jantz, Philip Jantz, Jarod Jantz, Rob Lewis, Nathan Brown, Wesley Brown and Kevin Baker.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Research at www.alz.org/research.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Baker family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Myrta Fariza

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Myrta Fariza

12/10/1953 - 07/28/2013

Myrta Fariza of Houston died at the age of 59 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She was born to Joaquin Lassalle and Joba Bosques on December 10, 1953 in Moca, Puerto Rico. Myrta passed away on July 28, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert "Bobby" Fariza; her three daughters, Yalisse Fariza, Jisselle Fariza and husband Josh Campos, and Dominique Buerkett and husband Brian Buerkett; her siblings, Rosa Lassalle, Filomena Lassalle, Aurea Lassalle, Gloria Lassalle, and Jose Antonio Lassalle; and many other relatives and friends.

Myrta and Bobby met in Puerto Rico at 17 years old, after Bobby moved from New York City, and began dating at 18. Myrta and Bobby were college sweethearts; after graduating from their perspective universities they moved to Nacogdoches, Texas to attend graduate school at Stephen F. Austin in 1976. The two of them soon after moved to Houston.  After being married in Puerto Rico, the island that always had her heart, Myrta and Bobby started a family in Houston. Myrta was a beautiful, nurturing, feisty wife, mother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law and friend. Her three daughters were the center of her world. 

Myrta was the type of person that everyone wanted to be around. She instantly made everyone feel like family taking in several of her daughters' friends as her "adopted" daughters. Family and friends could always count on her to light up a room. Myrta was the life of the party, always the first on the dance floor with her lifetime dance partner, Bobby.

Myrta was a proud Juvenile Probation Officer for Harris County for over 25 years. Always going above and beyond for her family, her community, and those she served. Her selflessness and eagerness to help those she knew will be deeply missed and never replaced. Myrta enjoyed attending Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church with her husband and daughters. Myrta was a woman of strong faith, which she instilled in her family.

 

Myrta will be forever missed and her memory will always bring joy to those blessed enough to know her.

Family and friends are cordially invited to the visitation on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00P.M. with the Rosary to be recited at 6:30 P.M. by Deacon Jerry Coenen at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11:00A.M. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Drive, Nassau Bay, Texas 77058 with Father Wencil Pavlovsky officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

Condolences can be sent to the Myrta Fariza Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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William

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William "Billy Dean" Helms, Jr.

7/6/1989 - 8/5/2013

William "Billy Dean" Helms, Jr. 24, of Austin, TX passed away on Monday, August 5, 2013.  He was born July 6, 1989 in Pasadena, TX to William D. Helms, Sr. and Kathryn Meshell Helms.

 

He resided in Austin working as a machinist. He had a kind heart. He was an avid animal lover and was known to rescue a number of animals, both wild and domestic. Often he was found rescuing people in need of a helping hand giving them the step up onto the path of life and its rewards.

 

Billy Dean was preceded in death by grandparents, H.D. and Geraldean Helms, Evelyn Windham; sister, Elizabeth Marie Helms; brother, William Joseph Helms; uncle, Michael Meshell.

 

He is survived by his mother, Kathryn Helms; father, William Dean Helms, Sr.; step-grandmother, Virginia Helms; uncle Harvey Helms; aunt, Lisa Fortenberry and husband Bobby; cousins, Rhonda Marchant and husband Larry and Cody Meshell; and many relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Pete Warmanen officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Helms family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Mary Elizabeth Parker King

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Mary Elizabeth Parker King

08/07/1955 - 08/02/2013

Mary Elizabeth Parker King, of Pearland, TX, also known as"MeMe" went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 2, 2013 at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston.  Mary was born on August 7, 1955,  to Alta "Joyce" Dalton Parker and Prentice "Ralph Parker in Houston Texas.  She graduated from Alvin High School in 1973 and attended Alvin Community College.  She was employed as an Executive Assistant at Russell and Smith Ford in Houston for 22 years.  Mary was an active member of the New Hope Church East-Campus in Friendswood. She enjoyed reading, traveling, volunteering at her church and spoiling her grandbabies. Mary was a happy, healthy Mother and Grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her father, Prentice "Ralph" Parker of Pearland.

Mary is survived by her son, Steven and wife Asha King of Fulshear, TX; daughter, Amy and husband Terry Hendrix of Friendswood, TX; Mother; Alta "Joyce" Parker of Pearland; 4 sisters: Debbie and husband Steve Tyler of Pearland, Phyllis and husband Randy Dixon of Huntsville, Marilyn and husband Charlie Everington of Liverpool; and Brenda and husband David Cobbs of Pearland; 2 brothers: Larry and wife Cissy Poyner of Odessa and Sonny and wife Cynde Parker of Pearland; 3 Grandchildren: Madyson Hendrix of Friendswood, Ryan Hendrix of Friendswood, and Dane King of Fulshear; and countless other friends and family members.

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations can be made to the "Mary King Memorial Fund" at New Hope Church-East Campus, 108 W. Edgewood, Friendswood, TX 77546.  Please make a note on your donation stating "Mary King Memorial Fund". 

Family and friends are cordially invited to the visitation from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at New Hope Church-East Campus, 108 W. Edgewood, Friendswood, TX 77546.

The Celebration of Mary's life will be held at New Hope Church-East Campus, 108 W. Edgewood, Friendswood, TX 77546 at 10:00 A.M. on August 7, 2013 on Mary's Birthday.

Arrangements are under the care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.

Condolences may be sent to the King Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Mark Douglas Hilton

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Mark Douglas Hilton

9/27/1954 - 7/28/2013

Mark Douglas Hilton, 58, of Alvin, TX went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 28 2013.  He was born September 27, 1954 to George Hilton and Minnie Williams Hilton in Hillsboro, TX.

 

He graduated from U of H with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences.  Mark was a teacher and coach at Pearland Junior High School East.  He began a new career path in 1980 in the chemical plant industry as a lab technician for over 25 years.  Mark was a member of the Emergency Team, Fire Team and was a certified emergency technician and team leader of chemical burn accidents.  When he retired from a disability he still kept our family focused on what it means to love unconditionally.  

 

Mark is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Ginger; their children, Joshua, April, Nick and Ginny; grandchildren, Emma and David; mother, Maxine; brothers, David, Tim and Sam; sisters-in-law, Sandy, Patty, Hilde and Tammy; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with the funeral service following at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Michael Ray officiating.  Interment will follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Hilton family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Alice Marie Macek Langdon

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Alice Marie Macek Langdon

9/28/1927 - 7/27/2013

Alice Marie Macek Langdon, 85, of Alvin, TX beloved sister and aunt went to be with our Lord on Saturday, July 27, 2013.  She was born September 28, 1927 in Damon, TX to Joseph Macek and Francis Mazac Macek.  The Macek's moved to Iowa Colony, TX in 1930 where she lived on their farm for 15 years and went to Iowa Colony School.  She attended Reagan High School in Houston, TX while living with her Aunt Theresa.  She met her beloved husband Acie at Parks Cafe in Alvin, TX in 1945.  They were married for 43 very happy years.

 

Alice and her husband owned and operated the Ivory Green Cafe in New Braunfels, TX.  They also owned and operated Houston Scale Company in Houston and they retired from their business in the late 1980's.  She worked as a nurse for several doctors, and also as an eye tech for an optometrist.  During her younger years, she was a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.  After retirement she worked part time at Alvin High School in the cafeteria and in the administration office.  In her later years, she volunteered at Alvin Community Hospital and was a member of Alvin Senior Friends.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manvel.  Alice loved her yard and worked hard to make it beautiful.  She also enjoyed playing golf with her husband and friends.  Alice loved her family and was most happy spending time with them.  Her sweet smile and kind heart will be deeply missed by anyone who knew her.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Francis Macek; her husband, Acie Langdon; her sister, Patricia Rawlings.

 

Alice is survived by her sisters, Millie Dabbs and Judie Divin; brother, Raymond Macek; and many relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M with the Wake/Rosary service beginning at 7:30 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Vince Dulock, C.S.B. officiating.

 

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vince Dulock, C.S.B. officiating .  Interment will follow at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Shriners Burn Center Hospital, 815 Market St. Galveston, TX  77550-9969 or Shriners Children's Hospital, 6977 Main St., Houston, TX  77030 or at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Langdon family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Bessann Richards Oxley

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Bessann Richards Oxley

7/11/1967 - 7/27/2013

Bessann Richards Oxley, 46, a longtime resident of Alvin, TX passed away peacefully at MD Anderson Hospital surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 27, 2013.  She was born July 11, 1967 to Robert Bradford Richards and Linda K. Freeman Richards in Oakridge, TN.

 

Bessann was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved crafts, her beloved Boxer dogs, eating out with her mom and loved to talk.  She was a daddy's girl and enjoyed going to cook-offs with him.  Bessann enjoyed life to the fullest.  She was employed at Alvin High School Cafeteria, a D.J. at the ACC radio station and worked with Texas EquiSearch.

 

She is survived by her husband Chris Oxley; her parents, Brad and Linda Richards of Alvin, TX; sons, James R. Seals and his wife Taryn and David Tyler Seals both of Alvin, TX; brother, Brandon Richards of Alvin, TX; two grandchildren, Madison A. Seals and Mason T. Seals; and many relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. followed by the funeral service at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Don Anderson officiating.  Interment will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX  77210-4486 (713) 792-3450 or 800-525-5841 or at www.mdanderson.org/gifts.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Oxley family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Pamela J. Smith Miller

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Pamela J. Smith Miller

3/4/1954 - 7/25/2013

Pamela Jane Smith Miller, 59 of Taylor Lake Village, Texas, beloved wife and mother sadly passed away Thursday July 25, 2013.  She was born March 4, 1954 in Houston, Texas to William Courtney Smith and Oaksi Onita Hamric Smith. The Smiths moved to Nassau Bay, Texas in 1966 where her father Courtney instilled his love of the water to Pam. Childhood activities always centered on being around the water. She often reminded anyone that it was part of being a Pisces. After graduating from Clear Creek High School in 1972 she worked at her father's pipe fitting business, medical technician and other miscellaneous jobs and later landed at Rockwell Space Operations Company doing work for the Space Shuttle program.  In 1988, she met the true love of her life and married Jim Miller in 1989.  She left Rockwell in 1991 to dedicate all of her time and energy to her children Courtney and Chris. Pam was a field trip chauffer, room mom, school baker and school volunteer. Although shying away from attention, she was the face of the FFA for many hungry Clear Lake High kids in dire need of a sandwich.  Her children were her life. Being a constant organizer, she always planned the family vacation - usually centered on a water theme. She was a wonderful friend, wonderful mother and wonderful wife and will be deeply missed by anyone who knew her.

 

Pam is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sharly Agnew and 2 half-brothers, Jerry and Terry.

 

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Jim Miller; daughter, Courtney Miller; son, Christopher Miller; sisters, Karen Eisleben and Suzy Leggett; dog, Bella.

 

The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Howard Huhn officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Miller family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com

 

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Barbara Carol Ellis Robichaux

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Barbara Carol Ellis Robichaux

9/1/1945 - 7/24/2013

Barbara Carol Ellis Robichaux, 67, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  She was born on September 1, 1945 to Lester Ellis and Mary Catherine Horne Ellis in Beaumont, TX.

 

Barbara attended South Park High School in Beaumont, TX, where she was a member of the National Honor Society.  After High School Barbara earned a scholarship from the American Business Woman's Association (ABWA), where she then attended and graduated from Lamar University with a BBA in business.  Barbara then joined the aerospace industry where she would continue to work for over 25 years.  During her career she received numerous awards; including the Astronauts' Personal Achievement Award, known as the "Silver Snoopy",and a gold pendant flown on the Space Shuttle in appreciation for her dedication and service.  She retired from United Space Alliance in 2008.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Steve of Friendswood, TX; son, Jason Robichaux and his wife Kayla of Pearland, TX; sisters, Thelma Hatcher and Melissa Frederich both of Beaumont, TX; brother, Robert Ellis of Palm Springs, CA; two grandchildren, Avary and Josalyn; many relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, July 29, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX  77598 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.  A Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Robichaux family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Elizabeth Evelyn Greer Lucario

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Elizabeth Evelyn Greer Lucario

9/16/1929 - 7/21/2013

Elizabeth Evelyn Greer Lucario, 83, went to be with her Lord on July 21, 2013 at her home in Friendswood, TX.   Elizabeth was born to Tommy and Billie Greer in Somerville, TX on September 16, 1929.   Throughout her life, she was influenced strongly by, her parents, her stepfather, Charlie Cates, her strong sense of family and most importantly, her relationship with her Lord, Jesus Christ.  Elizabeth lived throughout Texas, including Milligan and Centerville, before settling in Houston, where she graduated from Jeff Davis High School as part of the "Black Battalion Drill Team".  It is in Houston that she met the one and only love of her life, Tony J. Lucario.  They were married in 1950.   Together they raised a family in the Houston Heights where Elizabeth was active in many volunteer capacities.  She served in the PTA at Robert Browning Elementary School and other school activities, and served on several committees at Christ The King Catholic Church where the family were parishioners until they relocated to the Lake Livingston area in Point Blank, TX upon retirement in 1985.  Upon moving to the Lake, Tony and Elizabeth became founding members and volunteers at St. Stephen's Missionary Catholic Church in Point Blank, TX where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and in many other capacities for over 18 years.  In 2008, Tony and Elizabeth moved to the Bedford Retirement Community in Friendswood, TX to be closer to their children, where they remained until present day.  Elizabeth was known as a skillful dancer.  She enjoyed square dancing as well as country and western dancing and could be found monthly in Houston at the local Sacred Heart Dances with her husband and friends.  Elizabeth enjoyed the love of many friends and family throughout her years in the Houston Heights, Lake Livingston, and the Bedford Community in Friendswood, TX.  Tony and Elizabeth raised their children with an emphasis on family, religion and strong moral values.  She was a friend to all and a friend who could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.

 

Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband Tony J. Lucario, daughter, Toni Lynn Ford, son, Morris W. Lucario, six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and many relatives and cherished friends.   

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Rosary Vigil beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood, Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating.  Burial will be private at Rosewood Cemetery in Humble, TX. 

 

Condolences may be sent to the Lucario family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Dick Redding

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Dick Redding

8/8/1928 - 7/16/2013

Dick Redding, 84, of Pearland, TX passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  He was born on August 8, 1928 to Henry Alva Redding and Betty Jane Owen Redding in Groesbeck, TX.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Milton Redding, Kenneth Redding and Neuburn Redding; sisters, Mabel Richter, Lola Amsden and Sybil Rogers.

 

He is survived by his wife, Nelda of Pearland, TX; daughters, Renee Redding Burnett of Friendswood, TX and Sharon Redding Whisman of Pearland, TX; grandsons, Joshua Redding of Pearland, TX and Tony Redding of Pearland, TX; great granddaughter, Olivia True Redding of Pearland, TX; brother, L.D. Redding of Mexia, Texas; many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Carl Risinger officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Redding family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Virginia (Ginny) Dale Borland Fields

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Virginia (Ginny) Dale Borland Fields

10/24/1920 - 7/13/2013

Virginia (Ginny) Dale Borland Fields, 92, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Friendswood, TX.  She moved to Texas two years ago to be close to her daughter and family.

 

Ginny was an only child, born on October 24, 1920 to Howard and Lena Borland of Bloomington, IN.  She graduated from Bloomington High School in 1938, and then attended Beauty College graduating in 1940.  Ginny had been a long time member of Clear Creek Christian Church and Alpha Delta Omega social sorority.  She loved the outdoors where she hunted mushrooms, played golf, rode her horse and walked her dogs.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Wilbur Fields.

 

Ginny is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Cookie) Hobbs and her husband Jerry of Friendswood, TX; granddaughters, Sheryl Schoonover of Pasadena, TX and Brandi Hobbs of Clear Lake City, TX; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Logan, Cody and Hadyn; her kitty and constant companion, Reilly; many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at The Funeral Chapel, 3000 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401 (812) 333-4400.  A short memorial service by Alpha Delta Omega will begin at 6:00 P.M.

 

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at The Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Lee officiating.  Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery in Bloomington, IN.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Monroe County Humane Association, 3410 S. Walnut St, Bloomington, IN  47401.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Fields family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Russell Werner

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Russell Werner

02/11/1921 - 07/07/2013

Russell Harmen Werner, 92, of Friendswood, Texas, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather sadly passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013.  He was born February 11, 1921 in Perry, Iowa to Fred and Ruth (Phillips) Werner.  Russell moved to Butler, Missouri as a teen where he graduated from Butler Senior High School in 1939.  He was a man of many skills and talents, as well as a dedicated employee for many years. He was employed by Sears & Roebuck for more than 20 years, among other interesting jobs that allowed him to travel to far-away places. He worked well into his 80's as a Marshall at Timber Creek Golf Course in Friendswood.  Russell and his wife, Jo Agnes (Dee) WeMott Werner, were both long time members of the Butler High School Alumni. He was a member of Friendswood United Methodist Church.  He was a trustworthy, gentle man who would literally give you the shirt off his back.  Russell belonged to a group of men in Friendswood who call themselves the "Romeos", he was truly a Romeo and will be deeply missed by many.

 

Russell was preceded in death by his parents; step father, Elmer Edward Niderfrank and sisters, Alice Pattee Mills, Helen Niederfrank Woolley, Mary Niederfrank Deppensmith and Hazel Werner Nath.

 

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Dee Werner; sister, Winifred Werner Robertson; daughter, Shirley Werner Mitchell; son, Keith Werner and his wife Cindy; Step-daughters, Dianne Duggan, Janice Kinsel and Jerrie Hiltscher; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

 

Friends are cordially invited to attend the memorial service that will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, Russell requested that donations be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Werner Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Donald Joseph Kidwell

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Donald Joseph Kidwell

8/15/1941 - 7/4/2013

Donald Joseph Kidwell, 71, of Seabrook, TX passed away on July 4, 2013. Don was born on August 15, 1941 to Joseph Vincent Kidwell and Anne Louise Grindinger Kidwell in Kansas City, MO.

Don enjoyed a fulfilling career in the oil and gas industry. In his free time he loved spending time with family and friends, reading, watching sports, and playing poker.  

Don was an altar boy at Saint Agnes Catholic Church in Kansas City where his family attended. He earned an Eagle Scout honor and attended Bishop Miege High School in the first graduating class of 1959. He enjoyed being a key player on his undefeated high school football team. Don stayed close to home and attended Kansas State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Don is survived by his wife Vicky Lynn Kidwell, two sons Troy and Keith Kidwell, daughter in law Heather Baker Kidwell, two grandchildren Macy and Gia Kidwell, bother, Steve Kidwell and sister, Judy Morris.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Father Wencil Pavlovsky officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.

Condolences may be sent to the Kidwell family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Margaret Eloise Van Winkle Vaughn

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Margaret Eloise Van Winkle Vaughn

2/25/1930 - 7/3/2013

Margaret Eloise Van Winkle Vaughn, 83, our beloved mother, grandmother, and sister passed away on July 3, 2013. She was born on February 25, 1930, to Jesse and Pearl Van Winkle in Houston, Texas.  Margaret grew up in Friendswood and was the Valedictorian of the 1947 class of Friendswood High School. She attended Friends University and later graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Speech Pathology. Margaret worked as a secretary in Kansas City and Los Angeles, and as a patient advocate in the Dept. of Reconstructive and Oral Surgery, UTMB Galveston. When she entered the teaching field she was a speech therapist in the Pearland and La Marque school districts until her retirement in 1995.

 

During her eighteen years as a Quaker minister's wife she provided a loving home for her three children and always enjoyed her time living by the Gulf Coast. In her later years nothing gave her greater pleasure than spoiling her grandchildren and being near to close family and good friends. Margaret's smile, grace, and twinkle in her eyes will be missed by all.      

 

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Maurice; son Terry Arnold Vaughn; two granddaughters, Julie Kyle and Kandice Williams.

 

She is survived by her children, Dr. Dianne Kyle, Dr. Dana Vaughn and wife Denise Roux; sister, Gloria and husband Daryl Pitts; grandchildren, Heather Leftin, Michael Kyle, Mercedes Vaughn Ingram, Michael Vaughn, and Jesse Vaughn; three great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends. The family expresses deep appreciation to Alice Freshenhan, Janie Riddle, and Shelly Martinez for their loving care and kindness to our mother during her last years.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, July 5, 2013, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Parlor, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Friendswood Friends Church Chapel, 502 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546, with Rev. David Bridges officiating.  Interment will follow in the Friends Cemetery in Friendswood.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Vaughn family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Catherine J. Samuels Buckreis

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Catherine J. Samuels Buckreis

08/16/1939 - 06/30/2013

Catherine J. Samuels Buckreis, our loving mother, 73, of Friendswood, TX passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 30, 2013.  She was born August 16, 1939, to Frank A. Samuels and Charlotte F. Derr Samuels in Bellwood, PA.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband John J. Buckreis and her daughter, Robin Ivey.

 

Catherine is survived by her sons, Richard Buckreis and his wife Judy and Robert "Buck" Buckreis and his wife Lynda; daughter, Roseland "Pozi" Larson; sisters, Alice Hobgood and Frances Samuels; brother, Bob Samuels; grandchildren, Denyell, Dana, John "Johny" Leiloni, Robert, Jr. and Ericka; great-grandchildren, Skyler, Zachary and Heavenly; numerous nieces, nephews and many extended family and friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. at the Friendswood Friends Church Chapel, 502 S. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. David Bridges officiating.  Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Buckreis family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Elizabeth Kostichak Crafton

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Elizabeth Kostichak Crafton

2/5/1921 - 6/30/2013

Elizabeth Kostichak Crafton, 92, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013.  She was born on February 5, 1921 to George Kostichak and Anna Petrusky Kostichak in Monessen, PA.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; parents, George and Anna Kostichak; sisters, Mary and Rose; brother, George "Joe"Jr.

 

Elizabeth is survived by sons, Richard and Andrew; daughter, Rita; grandchildren, Bryan, Alisa, Matthew and Roger; great-grandchildren, Marissa, Zachary, Nicolas, Gabrielle Lee, Alexandra, Alexis, Jackelyn and Lance; sister-in-law, Mary Crafton Sharp; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-grand nieces and great-grand-nephews.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

The family wishes to thank the staff at Friendswood Health Care Center and AMED Hospice for their extra special care, especially Amanda.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Crafton family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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James R. Keene

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James R. Keene

1/3/1933 - 6/27/2013

James R. Keene, 80, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013.  He was born to James W. Keene and Laurice Rhodes on January 3, 1933 in San Diego, CA, even though he would have preferred to have people think that he was born in Georgia, where he spent much of his childhood.

 

After graduating from Grossmont High School (also in San Diego) at the age of 16, he joined the United States Marine Corps on his 17th birthday.  He served five years in the Marines, where he discovered his aptitude for engineering and earned the honor of working on the Corps' first guided weapons systems.  Travelling to places like Korea, Japan, and the Mojave Desert, his service provided him material for the tales he would tell until he could no longer speak.

 

In addition to being a Marine and a noted raconteur, Jim Keene was a man of many and varied interests-an electrical engineer, a sailor, a pilot, a glider instructor, and a dedicated husband and father.

 

He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Nita Henson Keene and their four children: Katherine Saxby and husband Thomas of Alameda, CA, James G. Keene of Friendswood, TX, Susan Howison of Pearland, TX, and Jeffrey W. Keene and wife Amy of Cypress, TX.  The pride and joy of Jim Keene's life were his four grandchildren:  Trent Howison, Jamie Howison, Abigail Keene, and Joshua Keene. 

 

Since Jim can no longer tell stories, family and friends will be telling stories for and about him. Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 5:00 P.M followed by the Funeral Service at 6:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Dr. Keith Whitaker officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date at the Houston National Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations may be sent to The Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Keene family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Marietta Mearle Atwell Hatcher

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Marietta Mearle Atwell Hatcher

8/8/1918 - 6/27/2013

Marietta Mearle Atwell Hatcher, 94, of Friendswood, TX passed away after a long illness Thursday morning, June 27, 2013.  She went home to be with her beloved husband Harry of 68 years who passed away in 2005.  Born August 8, 1918, near Crocker, Missouri, Marita lived most of her married life in Friendswood, Texas, having moved there in 1950.

Marita's hobbies were clearly her children and grandchildren to whom she devoted much time, patience and love. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry in 2005; their daughter, Deanna Darlene Cole in 1978.

Marita is survived by daughters, Jo Wynette Bucher and husband Dennis and Hariette Cheryl Bouillion and husband Beau; 7 grandchildren, D'Ette, Lonnie and Randy Cole, Eric and Danny Bucher, Jeremy and Blake Bouillion; 9 great grandchildren, Lonnie and Aubri Cole, Vincent Cole, Nora, Freya and Isak Bucher, Jackson Bucher, Karissa Bouillion, and Henry Bouillion; sisters, Triphena Tompkins and Joanne Laws.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Steve O'Donohoe officiating.  Interment will follow at Friendswood Friends Cemetery in Friendswood, TX.

Condolences may be sent to the Hatcher family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Tyler Gregory Sharp

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Tyler Gregory Sharp

10/24/1990 - 6/24/2013

Tyler Gregory Sharp, 22, of Houston, TX passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013.  He was born in Fort Worth, TX on October 24, 1990 to Tom Sharp and Marie Shiver Sharp.

 

He is survived by his parents Tom and Marie Sharp of Houston, TX; sister, Megan Sharp Griffin and her husband Tyson of Pearland, TX; brother, Bryce Sharp of Houston, TX; longtime girlfriend, Kali Purefoy of Mineral Wells, TX; grandparents, Patty and Ricky Sharp, Ann "Mother" Shiver, Charles Orsak and Richard Shiver; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and all of his beloved cousins.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Gateway Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster, TX  77598.

 

 A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Gateway Church with Randy Hageman officiating.  Interment will follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Special Spaces Houston: c/o Christy Tankersley, 628 Northport Lane, Kemah, TX  77565.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Sharp family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Genevieve

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Genevieve "Be" Taylor Watts McDermott

10/30/1933 - 6/24/2013

Genevieve "Be" Taylor Watts McDermott, 79, of Manvel, TX passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013 with family at her side at Houston Hospice House. Be was born to the late Marvin and Lena Grace Taylor on October 30, 1933 in Flint, MI. She was married to and survived by her husband Robert McDermott of Connecticut since 1994.

Be always displayed a servants' heart throughout her life as a wife, mother, sister and in the nursing field for over 25 years. Whether she was making biscuits and gravy for her family or caring for others, she did it wholeheartedly. She loved every minute taking care of the needs of the sick and dying. Faithfully by their sides as they recovered and holding the hands of those that passed.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Billie Gene Watts of Cullman, AL and Deverle Whetstone of FL. She and Bill married May 9, 1953 and they had six children; sons, Jeffrey Lynn Watts of FL and David Wayne Watts of MI; siblings, Gladys Jawarski of Flint, MI; Mildred Mathews of Venice, FL; Esther Angelina McCarthy of Flint, MI; Violet Joann Barnes of Flint, MI; Kenneth Taylor of Flint, MI and Dennis Taylor of Flint, MI.

Be is survived by sons, Billie Dale Watts of Lithia, FL; Darrel and Donna Watts of New Windsor, MD;  Jack and Linda Watts of Manvel, TX; daughter,  Jill and Greg Prestridge; granddaughter, Devin Alexandra Prestridge of Flower Mound, TX; grandson, Christopher Watts; great grandchildren, Chylynn and Carson Watts of FL; siblings, Curtis and Wilma Taylor of Gaines, MI; Patricia and Ron Cole of Venice, FL;  Nancy and Darwin Cosand of Flint, MI;  Wanda and Fred Ebel of Roscommon, MI.

Mom was strong willed, independent and determined to keep the laundry and dishes clean!  We will always cherish the years spent together in our home. Mom, you will be missed terribly and our lives here on earth will not be the same without you. We love you with all our heart, Jack & Linda.

Be's wishes were to have no funeral service, in lieu of flowers in honor of Be please make donations in her name to First Baptist Church of Manvel, 6900 Masters Rd., Manvel, TX  77578. Her pastor Steve Porter faithfully visited and ministered to her throughout her numerous hospital stays and during her time in hospice care.

The family would like to thank Apostle Home Health Care of Friendswood, TX for the outstanding home health care provided over the past few years.

Condolences may be sent to the McDermott family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Rafael Blanco Garza

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Rafael Blanco Garza

10/24/1930 - 6/23/2013

Rafael Blanco Garza, 82, of Webster, TX passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013.  He was born on October 24, 1930 to Claro Garza and Cristela Trevino Garza in Laredo, TX.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating.

 

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. James Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Garza family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Shirley Elaine Christensen Stagner

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Shirley Elaine Christensen Stagner

9/5/1935 - 6/22/2013

Shirley Elaine Christensen Stagner, 77, of Houston, TX passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013.  She was born on September 5, 1935 to John Christensen and Mildred Decker Christensen in Flint, MI.

 

Shirley loved being with her family and friends.  She loved the Lord and always enjoyed  talking and sharing about God's blessings in her life.

 

She is survived by her son, Billy Stagner and wife Connie; sister, Carol LaPaglia; brother, Leslie Christensen; companion, Arthur Ferrini; numerous nieces and nephews and many cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Steve O'Donohoe officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Stagner family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

 
 Ronald T. Vail, Sr.

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Ronald T. Vail, Sr.

6/14/1936 - 6/18/2013

Mr. Ronald T. Vail, Sr., 77, of Friendswood, TX passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013. He was born on June 14, 1936 in Decatur, IL.

He was a United States Marine. He served in the USMC for 8+ years leaving only for an opportunity to join the space program. A former quarterback for the semi-professional Cocoa Giants, he taught countless young athletes to play football and baseball. He dedicated 36 years of his professional career to the United States space program through the Gemini, Apollo, Space Lab, Space Shuttle and Space Station programs. Throughout his career he managed, mentored and coached hundreds of other successful professionals.

Ron was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Vail and grandson, Raytheon Williams (of Kathy). 

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Laura; his son, Ronald Terry Jr. and wife Melanie; daughter, Kathy and partner Steve McKethan; grandsons, Ronald Tripp Vail III and partner Lesliann and Cameron Williams (of Melanie); great granddaughter, Adriana (of Tripp and Lesliann); sisters, Joanne Martin and husband Steve and Mary Leslie and husband James, and numerous nephews and nieces. 

At Ron and Laura's request no services will be held. In time their ashes will be joined and distributed together at their designated location.  Those seeking to express their sympathy are asked to consider donations to the Wounded Warrior Project in Ron's name or any other charity in support of America's heroes.

Condolences may be sent to the Vail family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Thomas W. Booth

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Thomas W. Booth

1/24/1945 - 6/18/2013

Thomas W. Booth, 68, of Webster, TX, passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2013 at Clear Lake Regional Hospital.  He was born in Riverdale, MD on January 24, 1945.

He was preceded in death by his mother Marjorie and youngest son Mark. 

Thomas is survived by his father Clifton and oldest son David.

The family wishes to thank cardiologist Dr. Nadir Ali, the staff of Fresenius Dialysis Center of Webster, the Red Cross drivers, and the nurses of Bethany Home Health Services who provided such excellent care and comfort to Tom over the years.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be sent to the Booth family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Jesse Lee Dobbs

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Jesse Lee Dobbs

6/22/1946 - 6/17/2013

Jesse Lee Dobbs, 66, of Friendswood, TX passed away on June 17, 2013 surrounded by his loving family in Webster, TX after a long battle with cancer.  He was born June 22, 1946 in Coleman, TX to Robert Dobbs and Stella Paul Dobbs.   He went through eighth grade at Coleman Junior High (classmates fondly remembered) then moved to Sandy Point, TX attending school and graduating from Angleton High School, class of 1964.   He attended Alvin Community College before joining the US Army and serving from December 1964-November 1967.  He attained the rank of SP5 with Advisory Team 99 in Duc Hoa Vietnam. His medals included Sharpshooter (Rifle M-14), Vietnam Service, National Defense Service and Vietnam Campaign.  Returning from his service to his country, he attended Sam Houston State College for three years.  He worked construction for five years, and then went to work for Oxirane/Arco/LyondellBasell on September 16, 1974. Jesse retired from LyondellBasell/Bayport Operations December, 2009 (35 years).  Jesse was a loyal patriot and very proud of his military service.  He was a Disabled American Veteran and a member of the DAV organization.  There were many trips to Las Vegas, and Lake Charles to gamble, do a little boot scootin and numerous other vacations.  He loved spending time in Ruidoso, NM, attending many grandchildren's events but most of all he loved hanging out at home, with his wife and family.  His most recent past time was riding around in his Corvette convertible. When he felt up to it we drove around town with the top down and the wind blowing in our hair playing some of Merle Haggard and George Jones's old country tunes, or he was sitting on a low stool in the garage polishing the paint off the car.  He will be dearly missed.

 

He was preceded in death by parents,  Stella and Robert Dobbs; mother and father-in-law Lorean and Loyd Weldon; son, Lloyd Curtis Johnson; brother, Eugene Dobbs; sisters, Patsy Robbins, Elsie Randall; brothers-in-laws, Farrell Randall, Norman "Toby" Kincaid; nephews, Joe Pat Robbins and Phillip Dean Kincaid.

 

Jesse is survived by his loving wife, D. Annette and her children, Chet and DeAnn Johnson, Jana and Mike Smalley, Misty and Joe Ferro;  Nine grandchildren, Jacy and Grant Cooper, Chase Johnson, Alexandra Ferro, Aaron Johnson, Kady Smalley, Victoria, Joseph, and Olivia Ferro and two-great grandchildren, Caymus and Gjelina Cooper; expecting another great-grandchild in September.

 

Survivors include; sister, Louise Redden; brother, Jimmie Dobbs; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Glenda Dobbs, Sherry Kincaid, Erma and Wayne Cobb, Nita and Bud Calicutt;  nieces and nephews, David and Cathey Barrington, Vicky and Charlie Campbell, Donna and Dean Womack, Mistie and Chris Hill, Christie and Michael Harrell, Corey Robbins, Melissa Gibson, Donna Silva, Todd and Karen Kincaid, Stephanie Cobb, Staci and Eric Jackson, Cody Lyon and Georganna Vickers; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and many cherished friends. 

 

Pallbearers will be Chet Johnson, Chase Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Joe Ferro, Joseph Ferro and Cody Lyon.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Smalley, Todd Kincaid and Corey Robbins.

 

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2:30 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Dr. Bruce Peterson officiating.  Interment will follow at Sterling-White Cemetery in Highlands, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Dobbs family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Jesse will be greatly missed by many friends, family members and especially his wife.

 

 

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

 

"I love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow"

 

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Mary Lee Loveless Hill

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Mary Lee Loveless Hill

2/13/1936 - 6/15/2013

Mary Lee Loveless Hill, 77, of Alvin, TX went to meet our Lord on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Webster, Texas.  She was born on February 13, 1936 to William Loveless and Lillian Boren Loveless in Alvin, TX.  She was a long time resident of Algoa, Texas until 2005 when she moved to Alvin.

 

Mary was a natural born caretaker.  She raised four children and helped cultivate the lives of 18 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.  A heart is not judged by how much you love but by how much you are loved by others.  Mary had a huge heart and will be greatly missed.  Mary was a passionate Christian and is surely rejoicing in Heaven.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Hill Sr., her son Ronald, her grandson Raymond Jr., and her son in law Mitchell Alexander.

 

She leaves behind brother, Robert Loveless and wife Beverly of Navasota, Texas; sister, Margie Martin and husband Johnny of Pearland, Texas; son, John Hill Jr. of Santa Fe, Texas; daughter, Christy Alexander of Alvin, Texas; son, Raymond Hill of Alvin, Texas; daughter, Linda Byrd and husband Glenn of Alvin, Texas; grandchildren, Hobe Hill and wife Alicia of Alvin, Texas, Jermi Hill and wife Tonya of Alvin, Texas, Rachel Marshall and husband Bobby of Alvin, Texas, Mike Alexander of Alvin, Texas, Morlyce Cambron and husband Chad of Alvin, Texas, Elora Alexander of Alvin, Texas, Tonya Hill of Waller, Texas, Robert Hill of Waller, Texas, Jacob Hill of Waller, Texas, Sarah Hill of Waller, Texas, Devon Hill of Waller Texas, Ronnie Farris of Lovelady, Texas, Chris Farris of Alvin Texas, Staff Sargent Dustin Farris and wife Desiree of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Savannah Farris of Alvin, Texas, Glenn Byrd Jr. and wife Tiane of Alvin Texas, and Dana Byrd of Angleton, Texas and thirty-seven great-grandchildren.

 

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. John Mincher officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Hill family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Mary Elizabeth Lowe Adams

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Mary Elizabeth Lowe Adams

5/26/1920 - 6/16/2013

Mary Elizabeth Lowe Adams, 93, of Houston, Texas passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013.  She was born on May 26, 1920 in San Antonio, Texas to Nathaniel Lowe and Delia Kearse Lowe.  She married the love of her life, Allen Adams on May 9, 1938.  They were married 51 and 1/2 years at the time of his death.  They had one daughter, Patricia.

 

She and Allen lived in San Antonio, Texas until their retirement in 1973 when they moved to New Braunfels, Texas.  Mary moved from New Braunfels to Friendswood, Texas in 1995. 

 

Mary was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, Allen; granddaughter, Karen Michelle Sheffield; son-in-laws, Earl Sheffield and Ed Jakovich, Jr.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Patsy Sheffield Jakovich; three grandchildren, Stephen Sheffield and wife Lynda, Dr. Kevin Sheffield and wife Dr. Michelle Sheffield and Dr. Melinda Sheffield Moore and husband Dr. Christopher Moore;  four great-grandchildren, Jonathan Sheffield, Adam Moore, Meghan Moore and Catherine Sheffield; nephew, Allen Hall and wife Carole; nieces, Betty Sylvester and husband Bob and Dorothy Lease and husband Bruce; her "adopted" nephew, Bob Christman and wife Sarah; lastly, her best friend of many years, Mary Harborth.

 

A Celebration of Her Life will be held at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1207 W. Winding Way, Friendswood, Texas 77546 on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with The Rev. Dr. Robert Moore officiating.  There will be a private entombment at a later date at St. John's Episcopal Church, New Braunfels, Texas.

 

In lieu of usual remembrances the family suggests the New Braunfels Parks Foundation - Landa Golf Course, 180 Golf Course Rd., New Braunfels, Texas 78130.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Adams family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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James (Jimmy) Edwin Pillow

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James (Jimmy) Edwin Pillow

2/1/1947 - 6/9/2013

James (Jimmy) Edwin Pillow passed away on June 9, 2013, at the age of 66 years.  Jimmy was born in Houston, Texas on February 1, 1947.  Jimmy joined the United States Navy in 1967 and served 16 months active duty in Viet Nam (1968 - 1970).  He was honorably discharged and released from reserve duty in 1973.  He always displayed patriotism to our United States where ever his journeys led him.  Jimmy worked in the Harris County Criminal Courts system in various positions from 1971 until his retirement in 1996 after 25 years of service.  He also worked as a Census Enumerator and as a computer aid at the Pasadena, Texas library.  Jimmy worked for three years as a greeter at the 518 Pearland WalMart.  During that time he began to collect and wear various novelty hats and became known as "The Hat Man."  For two consecutive years, senior students at one of the Pearland High Schools chose "The Hat Man" as their guest celebrity for Project Graduation.  In September, 2007, Jimmy was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in addition to current numerous other diseases.  Each time he went to MD Anderson or Memorial Southeast Hospitals, Jimmy wore one of his many hats in order to bring smiles to others-adults and children alike.  Jimmy possessed a passion for history and genealogy and his phenomenal memory retained all the facts.  He would spend hours discussing those subjects if you were polite enough to allow him to do so.  Jimmy was a long-time member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church.  He also held memberships in Park Place Masonic Lodge, Houston Scottish Rite, and Park Place Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.

 

He was preceded in death by beloved daughter, Naomi Pillow; parents, Logan Sr. and Kathryn Pillow; brother, Dan Pillow.

 

Jimmy is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Lydia Pillow; sons, Douglas Pillow and Daniel Pillow; sister-in-laws, Patricia Pillow and Janet Claffey; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Wiley and Sharon Smartt.     

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. followed by a memorial service at 10:00 A.M. at the Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 10030 Scarsdale Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77089 with Rev. Mark M. Pederson officiating. There will be no graveside service.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable contributions be made in Jimmy's memory to Cub Scout Pack #773, c/o Cokesbury United Methodist Church, or the charity of one's choice.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Pillow family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Jose Richardo Villarreal

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Jose Richardo Villarreal

8/2/1963 - 5/25/2013

Jose Richardo Villarreal, 49, of Alvin, TX passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013.  He was born on August 2, 1963 to Jose L. Villarreal and Matilde Rangel Villarreal in Galveston, TX.

 

He was preceded in death by his father Jose L. Villarreal and mother Matilde Rangel Villarreal.

 

Jose is survived by his children: Ricardo Villarreal, Sylvia Marie Villarreal, Jeremiah Lee Villarreal, Justin Lee Villarreal and Sabrina Marie Villarreal; grandchildren: Dillan Cain Villarreal, Roland Saquille Garza and Liliana Rose Villarreal; brother, Martin Villarreal; sister, Lupeta Villarreal-Hernandez; nieces and nephews and many cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with family on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. followed by a memorial service at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Daniel Tantua officiating.

 

Jose will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations are made to"Sylvia Villarreal" for the benefit of Jose Villarreal at Chocolate Bayou Community Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 1694, Alvin, TX  77511.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Villarreal family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Judith May Mitchell Clay

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Judith May Mitchell Clay

5/3/1953 - 6/5/2013

Judith May Mitchell Clay, 60, of Dickinson, TX, went to heaven, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, with her family by her side at home. She was born in Houston, TX, on May 3, 1953.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Meholis Mitchell.

 

Judith is survived by her husband, Dennis Clay; her children, Paul Ciolli and wife Gina, Jennifer Ciolli, Andrew Ciolli and wife Crystal and John Clay and wife Sami; grandchildren, Elijah Ciolli, Gavin Ciolli, Lucca Ciolli and Riley Bates; mother, Clara Bell Mitchell; sisters, Patricia Briones and husband Randy and Flora Jo Mitchell; brothers, John Mitchell and wife Sonia and Louis Mitchell and wife Marcia; nieces and nephews and many cherished friends.

 

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 PM at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Lynn Colby officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Clay family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Kim Keith Kelso

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Kim Keith Kelso

4/24/1960 - 6/1/2013

Kim Keith Kelso, better known as KK, passed away on Saturday June 1, 2013 at the age of 53. He was born April 24, 1960 in San Antonio, Texas to Manard Kelso and Mildred Tumlinson. He was a resident of Brazoria County where he lived in his new home by the water.  Kim worked in construction and in the petrochemical industry and was of the Baptist faith.  Much like his father, KK loved to hunt and fish and he was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. Kim never met a stranger and made friends everywhere he went.

He is survived by mothers' Karen Kelso and Mildred Wernette; daughter, Amber Anderson and her husband Mark and their two children Tinsley and Kelso; daughter, Cassie Brown and husband Aaron and their children Tristen, Wyatt, Tate and McKenna; brother, Karl Kelso and his wife Sandra and four children Chris, Josh, Justin and Noah; sister Tambra Wernette.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Al Perry officiating.  Interment will follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

Pallbearers will be Ivan Kelso, Ken Kelso, Larry Williams, Edward Wofford, Mark Anderson, Randy Tahtinen, Richard Hatch and Mike Anderson.  

Condolences may be sent to the Kelso family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Donald Alfred Howell

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Donald Alfred Howell

1/12/1929 - 6/3/2013

On June 3, 2013, Donald Alfred Howell, 84, passed peacefully from this world to join his Heavenly Father in the next.  The son of a preacher, born January 12, 1929 to Cleo Mable (Holman) and Ernest Daniel Howell then of Boise, Idaho. Donald was a man of strong faith, confident in the power and strength of Jesus Christ's love and in the beauty and peace that awaited him.  He walked in constant prayer and companionship with his Savior in this life before passing on to a promised eternal life.  Donald was a long-time member of Life Church of Houston, Texas, where he was known for giving the best hugs.  Those who sat near him will miss hearing his voice raised enthusiastically to join in congregational singing.

 

On September 3, 1948, Don married the love of his life, Marjorie Lee Jones in Ontario, California.  He was devoted to her and to their four daughters every day of his life, and his last thoughts were of them.  After living in California for many years, Don and Margie moved their family to Houston, Texas.  Don was an inspector for the City of Houston Public Works Department for many years before retiring and beginning work as an inspector for the Engineering Office of Brazoria County where he was employed until 2009.  An avid outdoorsman, Don took up gardening and bird watching when age and infirmity prevented him from participating in his second greatest passion: hunting.

 

Don was preceded in death by his parents Cleo and Ernest and one brother, Orin Wayne Howell.

 

He leaves to the Lord's comfort those who mourn his passing, including his one and only love, Marjorie; daughters, Judy Roehm and husband Richard, Jacque Howell, Donna McVaigh and husband Doug and Jennifer LaCour and husband David all of Pearland, Texas; grandchildren, Kent Roehm and Kimberley Roehm of Pearland, Texas,  Sarah LaCour and Jonathan LaCour of New York City, and  Kayla McVaigh of Highland, Texas and Kyle McVaigh of Pearland, Texas; One great-granddaughter, Emilee Sexton; one brother, Ernest Howell and wife Jean of Wichita Falls, Texas; one uncle, 2 aunts, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Interment will be at the South Park Cemetery, 1310 North Main Street, Pearland, Texas at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 8, 2013.  The family will receive visitors beginning at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Life Church, 9900 Almeda Genoa, Houston, Texas followed by a Memorial Service at 3:30 P.M. with Rev. Lary Porter, Rev. Leon Wallace and Pastor James Kilgore officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Donald A. Howell Memorial Fund at Life Church.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Howell family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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JoAnn Cook Parrish

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JoAnn Cook Parrish

7/28/1942 - 6/3/2013

JoAnn Cook Parrish, 71, of Hillcrest Village, TX passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013.  She was born on July 28, 1941 in Anguilla, MS.  She was the daughter of Charles Cook and Denver and Helen Hall, and adopted daughter of Helen Wood, by love, of Sugarland, TX.  She grew up in Natchez, and moved to Texas with her husband Don, in 1964.  They eventually moved to Alvin, TX where she pursued her Master's in Education from the University of Houston.

 

She was a beloved teacher and principal for 30 years.  She felt her greatest accomplishment, other than her two boys, was spearheading the building of Hood-Case Elementary. The school achieved an exemplary rating for 2000-2002, and in 2000 and 2003, Hood-Case received the TBEC, Texas Business Education Coalition, Just for Kids Outstanding School Award.  She was an avid reader and loved having a full house of friends and family for every special occasion, especially Christmas.

 

JoAnn loved the Lord and is confident in her Lord's saving grace.  She was a proud member of South Park Baptist Church, Aglaian Study Club, Alvin Mother's Club and Delta Kappa Gamma.

 

She was a devoted wife to Don, mother to Ronnie, Mark and daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and grandmother to Ben and Jackson.

 

JoAnn's words to Don:  I want to say thank you for the many years of happiness and the support you gave to me and my career as an educator.  I could not have done it without you.

 

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. at the South Park Baptist Church, 1718 S. Johnson St., Alvin, TX  77511 with Rev. Dr. Howard Daniel officiating.  Interment will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at East Sandy Cemetery in New Waverly, TX.

 

Pallbearers will be George Pugh, Duffy Pugh, Trey Pugh, Bill Nelson, Jay Gubert and Mike Anderson.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Aglaian Study Club, Alvin Mother's Club and Delta Kappa Gamma.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial donations are made to Hood-Case Elementary, JoAnn Parrish Literacy Library in memo line, 301 E. House St., Alvin, TX 77511 or the Salvation Army at www.salvationarmyusa.org.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Parrish family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Lela Edith Hampton Blackwell

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Lela Edith Hampton Blackwell

8/12/1929 - 6/1/2013

Lela Edith Hampton Blackwell, 83, of Dickinson, TX passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013.  She was born on August 12, 1929 to Harry Hampton and Elizabeth Payne Hampton in Borger, TX.

 

She had an exceptional green thumb and loved gardening.  Lela loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Her spunky sense of humor and her loving personality will be greatly missed.

 

Lela is survived by her daughters, Mitzi Lutz and husband Michael and Kellie Walker and husband Gary; grandchildren, Stephanie Brennan, Natalie Lutz, Sean Lutz, Justin Denson and Jacline Contrino; 7 great-grandchildren.

 

The graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale, Houston, TX  77023 with Rev. Steve O'Donohoe officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Blackwell family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Richard Michael (Mike) Barksdale

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Richard Michael (Mike) Barksdale

8/18/1944 - 5/31/2013

Richard Michael (Mike) Barksdale, 68, of Friendswood, Texas passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013. A long-time resident of Friendswood, Texas, Mike was born August 18, 1944 in Quanah, Texas to Loy Tidwell and Gladys McClanahan Barksdale.

 

Mike graduated from Kimball High School in Dallas in 1962. Mike joined the U.S. Army in August, 1965 and proudly served with the 2nd Reconnaissance Squadron, 10th (Armored) Cavalry in Korea from March 1966 to October 1967.  Mike started his 34 year career with Philco Ford Corporation.  During his career his work involved supporting the Apollo Space Program, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, and the Skylab, Shuttle, and Space Station Programs until he retired from Lockheed Martin Corporation (formally Philco Ford Corporation) in April, 2007. While supporting the United States Space Programs, Mike received several recognitions and awards from NASA and the Department of Defense including the Top Flight Team Awards, and the NASA Silver Snoopy Award,  which is an award presented by the NASA Astronaut Corp. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors throughout his life. There was a special place in his heart for all animals.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, and father-in-law Jim Young. 

Mike is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 42 years, Janet; son, Chad and his wife Melissa; daughter, Alisha Harris and her husband Brandon; grandchildren, Ayden, Bryce, Kinleigh Harris and Madden Barksdale; sister, Cynthia of Plano, Texas; and nieces, Kimberly Gunn and Christina Achatz and numerous cousins. 

In lieu of flowers, he requested that donations be made to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at www.tpwd.state.tx.us or your favorite animal charity in honor of his love of animals and the outdoors.

 

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Barksdale family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Sally Anne Mohr Roher

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Sally Anne Mohr Roher

9/19/1944 - 5/30/2013

Sally Anne Mohr Roher, 68, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2013.  She was born on September 19, 1944 to Robert Mohr and Caroline Smith Mohr in Millersburg, OH.

 

She loved the outdoors, bird watching, gardening and fishing.  Sally loved the Lord and the abundant life he gave to her.  Her joy was shared to the fullest with her husband, boys, daughters-in-love and all her grandchildren.  Sally retired in 2006 from Friendswood ISD as a school counselor at Bales Intermediate.

 

Sally was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, William Mohr.

 

She is survived by her husband Joseph F. Roher; sons, Thad J. Roher and his wife, Tina R. Roher and Nathan Roher and his wife, Tena M. Roher; grandchildren, Maggie A. Roher, Elaina N. Roher, Reed J. Roher, Sallianne R. Roher, J.T. Roher and Stuart Nathan (Nate) Roher; brother Thom and his wife, Sue Mohr. 

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Friendswood Friends Church Chapel, 502 S. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546.

 

A memorial service with be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Friendswood Friends Church Worship Center with Rev. David Bridges officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Roher family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Marie Margaret Bigger Pesek

3/13/1920 - 5/30/2013

Marie Margaret Bigger Pesek, 93, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2013.  She was born on March 13, 1920 to Leonard Bigger and Lillian Miller Bigger in Cleveland, OH.

 

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Pesek; her daughter, Elaine Korn; her parents, Leonard and Lillian Bigger; her brother, Leonard Bigger.

 

She is survived by her son, Arthur Newton and his wife Karen of Scranton, PA; sisters, Ruth McMenamin of NJ and Anna Mae Chergoski of Edwardsville, PA; brother, Larry Bigger and his wife Mary of Wilkes-Barre, PA; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and cherished friends.

 

The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.  Interment will be held at the Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Pesek family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Lance Philip Russell

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Lance Philip Russell

7/27/1967 - 5/23/2013

Lance Philip Russell, 45, of Alvin, TX tragically passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013.  He was born on July 27, 1967 to Norman F. Russell and Beryl G. Raska in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Norman F. Russell.

 

Lance is survived and deeply mourned by his mother, Beryl Raska, brother, Norman Russell, sister, Helen Russell, children, Jason 16, Brandon 13, Matthew 11, Bryce 8 and Abigail 20 months, mothers of his children, Melanie Russell and Kourtney Russell, nephew, Lawrence Hollander, niece, Brittany Morton, Berenice Uys, Steve Raska, the Maritz family in South Africa, and many other friends and family.

 

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77511 (281)992-7200 with Priest Brian Rowlands officiating.  A reception will follow at his sister's home at 312 Northcliff Ridge Lane, Friendswood, TX  77546.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made in his memory to St. Jude's Children's Cancer Hospital at www.stjude.org.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Russell family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Allison Brooke Armstrong

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Allison Brooke Armstrong

1/29/1974 - 5/8/2013

Allison Brooke Armstrong, 39, passed away on May 8, 2013 in Seabrook, Texas.  She was the daughter of Vikki Clyburn, League City, TX, and Robert Armstrong, of Liberal, KS.  Allison was born on a cold, clear day on January 29, 1974 in Denver, Colorado, and she always loved the cold air of the mountains. 

Allison is survived by her only child, Ashleigh Armstrong, 16, who now resides in League City, TX and her parents.

She grew up in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, graduating from Whiteface High School, Whiteface, TX., in 1992, then  moved to League City when Ashleigh was born.  Allison has many family members still in the Oklahoma panhandle area.

Allison had spent many years working in the senior care industry, both in direct care and as a business manager.  Her current employer was Red Hawk Fire and Security in Houston, TX.  She loved her job and was excited by the challenge of learning something new.

She had quite a sense of humor, a kind heart and soul, as well as a love of animals, and rescued many animals over the years. 

Allison had the ability to accept those she loved for what they were to her, regardless of how they looked or dressed, or where they worked, or the car they drove.  She was a devoted and loyal friend to so many people, and their words of encouragement and support means so much now.

A Memorial service will be held on June 21, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Armstrong family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Michael John Sloan

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Michael John Sloan

6/4/1956 - 5/19/2013

Michael John Sloan, 56, of Friendswood, Texas died May 19, 2013.  He was born June 4, 1956 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the late John Carl and Mary Dee Sloan.  Mike graduated from Friendswood High School and received his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force.  He honorably served as an SP in the United States Air Force for 14 years earning multiple Medals and Commendations, and achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant.  Mike was stationed in Texas, Michigan, New Mexico, North Dakota, England, Azore Islands and Greenland, and participated in Operations Desert Storm/Shied and the Invasion of Panama where he was wounded in action.  He enjoyed current events, reading, science fiction and collecting comic books.  Most recently Mike was a Security Officer with assignments in and around the Houston area for the last 7 years.

 

Mike is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Symon and niece, USN Airman Kathryn Symon, sister, Martha Sloan and sister and brother in law, Kathryn and Scott Cordes, niece, Genevieve Cordes, and nephews, Jackson and Joshua Cordes.

 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 with Deacon Paul Robison officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mike can be made to the Houston Salvation Army at www.salvationarmyhouston.org or 800-725-2769 or the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center at www.houston.va.gov. 

Condolences may be sent to the Sloan family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Rev. Edward George Denzler

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Rev. Edward George Denzler

5/28/1923 - 5/19/2013

Rev. Edward George Denzler, 89, of Pearland, TX passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013.  He was born on May 28, 1923 to Adam Denzler and Katherine Fox Denzler in Jamaica, N.Y.

 

Mr. Denzler was a veteran of World War II (U.S. Army - CBI) and spent most of his adult life working in the aircraft and aerospace industry.  He was also a supply pastor in the Lutheran church and served congregations as a volunteer in the many states in which he and Marie resided.

 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Denzler; sister, Charlotte Denzler; and son, James.

 

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marie Anna Denzler of Pearland, Texas; six children, Edward, Nancy, Cathie, Barbara, Terry and Ted; 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Sprague;

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

Burial with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Long Island National Cemetery, Long Island, New York under the direction of Powell Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Denzler family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Larry Lee Ross

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Larry Lee Ross

9/28/1937 - 5/19/2013

Larry Lee Ross, 75, of Alvin, Texas passed away in the early hours on Sunday, May 19, 2013.  He was born on September 28, 1937 to Lee Ross and Zelma Rice Ross in Muskogee Oklahoma.  Larry was a native of Oklahoma until he moved to Texas in the 1960's to work for Tenneco Chemical Company, now known as Oxychem.  He retired after 37 years as a unit supervisor.

 

He was preceded in death by his son Bryan Ross.

 

Larry is survived by his wife Rose; sons, Dexter Ross, Rick Hennesey and Donald Hennesey; grandson, Tyler Ross; granddaughter, Shelbie; daughter-in-law Aurora.

 

Burial of his ashes will be held in Oklahoma at a later date.

 

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the Brazoria County Humane Society, 6219 FM 1128, Manvel, Texas  77578.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Ross family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Lillian Ruth Warren

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Lillian Ruth Warren

7/8/1924 - 5/15/2013

Lillian Ruth Warren, always known as Ruth, was born in Beaumont, TX, July 8, 1924, to Rose Mary and Charles Dockard Johnson.  She grew up in Beaumont, graduated from Beaumont High School, and received a scholarship to Lamar University in Beaumont.  In 1947 she married C.V. Toby Hayes and they had four children, Donna Ruth, Nancy Lynn, Stanton Layton, and Alan Van.  She and her family lived mostly in Beaumont, but also lived in several states and countries throughout the world.   In 1987, Ruth married Gus Warren and moved with him to Friendswood, TX.  There they enjoyed the fellowship of many friends, golf, bridge, and their church community at Grace Episcopal Church in Alvin.

Ruth is survived by her children: Donna Ruth Marshall and her husband, Kenneth, of Houston, TX; Nancy Robertson, of Friendswood; Stan Hayes and his wife, JoDee, of Leslie, Arkansas; and Alan Hayes and his wife, Karen, of Manvel, TX.  She had nine grandchildren:  Jennifer Ruth Leake of DuPont, Washington; Annie LeBlanc of Mauriceville, TX; Helen Ruth Ryals of Little Rock, Arkansas; Bailey Hayes of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Elissa Green of Houston, TX; Alexander Hayes of Manvel, TX; Zachary Hayes of Manvel, TX; Camber Warren and Neil Warren of California, and Jacob Marshall, deceased.  She also had four great-grandchildren:  Logan Leake and Kyle Leake of DuPont, Washington, and Norah Ruth and Luke LeBlanc of Mauriceville, TX.

Ruth was warm and fun loving, always involved with her extended family and her friends.  She will always be remembered for her sense of humor, her love of life, and her willingness to try it all!  When Ruth was your friend, she was your friend for life.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Grace Episcopal Church, 200 W. Lang St., Alvin, Texas with The Rev. David Price officiating.

In lieu of floral tributes, contributions may be made to The Westview School (1900 Kersten Dr., Houston, TX 77043, www.westviewschool.org ) or to a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the Warren family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Jerald (Buddy) W. Johnson

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Jerald (Buddy) W. Johnson

4/17/1934 - 05/05/2013

Jerald (Buddy) W. Johnson, 79, of Sam Rayburn, Texas passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in his daughter's home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on April 17, 1934 to Clarence Johnson and Thelma Thompson Johnson in Seagraves, Texas.

 

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Daisy Porter Johnson; daughters, Pam and her husband John Valeri of Charlotte, N.C., Penny Butler of Alvin, TX, Patty and her husband Brad White of  Pearland, TX; son, Butch Johnson of Williston, N.D.; grandchildren, Krystal, Buddy, Brandi, Danielle, Amanda, Cody and Summer; great-grandchildren, Jay, Niquel, Imani, Jaiden, Parks, Kaylee and Dorian; sister, Jo Elliston of Spokane, WA; step sister, Edith Pherris of Dallas, TX.

 

A celebration of Buddy's life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Lake Sam Rayburn Twin Dikes Park Campground Group Pavilion G1.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Johnson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Molly Ann Hollier

In Loving Memory

Molly Ann Hollier

9/20/1941 - 5/2/2013

Molly Ann Hollier (Niewoehner), 71, of Orange, Texas formally from Farmington, New Mexico passed away on May 2, 2013 after a short but hard battle with cancer.  She was born September 20, 1941 in Port Arthur, Texas to Wedis Joseph Hollier and Anne Lucille Merchant Hollier.

 

She graduated from Nederland High School in 1959.  Molly loved all her family and friends.  She enjoyed spending quality time with her many friends, playing games, bingo being her favorite and gardening.

 

Molly was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Tina Denise Zelinski.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy and her husband Jim McKimmy of Houston, Texas; sons, John Niewoehner and his wife Paris of Spring, Texas, and Robert L. Niewoehner of Spring, Texas; sisters, Nancy Hollier of Port Neches, Texas and Melba and her husband Les Irwin of Mineola, Texas; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and of course her loving dog Buckeye who will miss her dearly.

 

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas  77598 with Pastor Kevin Kinchen officiating.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Hollier Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Jose Alvarado, Jr.

In Loving Memory

Jose Alvarado, Jr.

5/21/1987 - 5/1/2013

Jose Alvarado, Jr., 25, of Alvin, Texas passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. He was born May 21, 1987 to Jose Alvarado, Sr. and Deborah Washington in Houston, Texas.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service following at 11:00 A.M with Rev. Kevin Kinchen officiating. Interment will follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, Texas.

Condolences may be sent to the Alvarado Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Joanna Katherine Grubb

In Loving Memory

Joanna Katherine Grubb

3/10/1930 - 4/23/13

Joanna Katherine Grubb, age 83, of Houston, Texas, passed away April 23, 2013.  Joanna was born March 10, 1930 in Ames, Iowa, to Willard James Conroy and Grace Evelyn (Crowley) Conroy. 

After graduating from Ames High School in 1948, Joanna attended Mercy School of Nursing, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she earned an R.N. in Pediatrics.  She married Jay on June 20, 1953 and moved to Houston where she was an original staff member at Texas Children's Hospital, and later the Montrose Children's Clinic.  She retired from nursing to raise her children and, with Jay, was a strong supporter of St. Thomas High School and later served as President of the St. Thomas Mother's Club.  Joanna was a lifelong avid reader, enjoyed extensive travel with Jay, and adored dogs of all kinds.  She will be most remembered for her loving devotion to her family.

Joanna was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Donald James Conroy and her sister Mary Denise Conroy.

Joanna is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Jay Charles Grubb, their sons, Donald Jay and wife Evelyn Grubb of Houston and Thomas John and wife Melissa Grubb of South Bend, Indiana; grandchildren, Elizabeth Grace Grubb (23) of Houston, Christopher Sloan Grubb (21) of South Bend and Marguerite Katherine Grubb (18) of Houston; nieces and nephews, James Conroy, Joseph Conroy, Jerome Conroy and Mary Ann Conroy. 

A private graveside service was held Saturday, April, 27, 2013 at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum in Houston, Texas.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at Westminster United Methodist Church, 5801 San Felipe, Houston, Texas, 77057 with Rev. Jeff Powers and Rev. Fr. Albert Gaelens, C.S.B. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Thomas High School, 4500 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77007.

Condolences may be sent to the Grubb family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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