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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.



 
Mary Hawkins Beaver

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Mary Hawkins Beaver

1/30/1920 - 9/14/2014

Mary Hawkins Beaver, 94, of Alvin, TX passed away on September 14, 2014.  Mary was born on January 30, 1920 in Huntington, Texas to Robert Eli Hawkins and Margaret Warren Hawkins, the youngest of ten children.  She was a dedicated wife, mother and wonderful homemaker.  Mary was a past worthy Matron in Eastern Star.  She was very active in the First United Methodist Church of Alvin.  Over the years, she participated in the Meals on Wheels program, visited shut-ins as a member of the Cheerful Ambassadors and faithfully attended the Women's Bible Class.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Jack R. Beaver in 1989 and her son, David Beaver, in 2012 and her four sisters and five brothers. 

 

Mary is survived by daughters, Kay Birdwell of Austin, TX and Carla Keithley and husband N.A., of Alvin, TX and daughter-in-law, Julie Beaver of Alvin, TX; surviving grandchildren, Jack Taunton and wife Julia, Adrienne White and husband Dusty, Brian Birdwell and partner Caley, Chad Beaver and wife Tara, Greg Beaver and wife Carrie, Garrett Keithley and wife, Leslie, Nancy Sanders and husband Joe Don, Scott Keithley and wife Kriste; she is also survived by fourteen great-grandchildren, Cameron White, Nick Zamora, Makenzie Beaver,  Chad M. Beaver, Jr., Riley Beaver,  Landry Beaver, Emily Keithley, Reagan Keithley, Shea Keithley, Campbell Keithley,  Corey Sanders, Kylee Sanders,  Kyndel Sanders, Carson Keithley and Connor Keithley.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in the name of “Mary Beaver” to the First United Methodist Church, 611 W. South Street, Alvin, TX  77511.

 

A private interment will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.  A memorial service will be on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:00 P.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 Beaver family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Lani Light Sykes

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Lani Light Sykes

12/14/1940 - 9/13/2014

Lani Light Sykes, 73, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away on September 13, 2014. She was born on December 14, 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Eugene Wilson Latimer and Ellen Wardell Latimer.

Visitation will be held at Jeter Funeral Home in Friendswood on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church Friendswood at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 with Rev. Roger Patterson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Friendswood Food Pantry or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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

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Edward Frank Manuel

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Edward Frank Manuel

3/29/1923 - 9/11/2014

Edward Frank Manuel, 91, of Houston, TX passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014.  He was born on March 29, 1923 to John F. Manuel and Dorothy V. Carter Manuel in Westlake, LA.  He grew up on a farm in Shepherd, TX where his father and uncle Tom Manuel ran Manuel Brothers General Merchandise.

 

He graduated from Shepherd High School in June 1940.  After graduating high school Edward spent several years working in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He married Ruth McWilliams on March 31, 1945 and they lived in San Antonio, TX while he served in the army. They then moved to Houston, TX where he worked for Seaboard Transit and Red Arrow Freight Line. Edward attended University of Houston while raising a family, graduating in 1949 and became a Certified Public Accountant. Edward worked for many years in the trucking industry and was Comptroller of Robertson Tank Lines before joining his brothers Vernon and Gerald in running their own business, Manuel Brothers Optical in Shepherd, TX for some years before his retirement.

 

Edward was preceded in death by his parents; sister Joyce Birmingham; nephew Edward Wayne Johnson; and son-in-law Steven Sparks.

 

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruth McWilliams Manuel; children, Edward Manuel Jr. and wife Virginia, Elaine Sparks, Lynn Ciolli and husband Clayton, David Manuel and wife Susan; sisters, Ethelda Nelson, Matilda Johnson and Jackie Manuel; brothers, Vernon Manuel, Gerald Manuel and Donnis Hunter; grandchildren, Amy Curtis and husband Eugene, Lisa Ciolli-Hile and husband Chris, Stacy Ciolli and Jordan Manuel; great grandchildren, Mikaela Curtis, Sydnie Hile and Addison Curtis; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. with the funeral service following at 1:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Ron Culberth officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

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

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Steve Hazen

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Steve Hazen

4/4/1952 - 9/9/2014

Steve Hazen, 62, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, September 11, 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, September 12, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow at the San Jacinto Memorial Park Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations are made to “Banded Brigade Outdoors” at www.bandedbrigadeoutdoors.org or Camp Hope at www.ptsdusa.org/camp-hope.

 

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

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Charles Clayton Strickland

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Charles Clayton Strickland

9/16/1935 - 8/24/82014

Charles Clayton Strickland, 78, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014.  He was born on September 16, 1935 to Charles C. Strickland and Julia D. Collier Strickland in Miami, FL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles C. Strickland and Julia D. Collier Strickland; his sister Evelyn Capuzziello.

 

Charles is survived by his wife Helen Janice Strickland; sons, Richard Strickland and John Strickland and wife Terri Strickland, daughter Patti Pait and husband Bill Pait

 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 11, 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. James Kuczynski officiating..

 

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

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Elizabeth Oakley Surface

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Elizabeth Oakley Surface

11/13/1929 - 9/6/2014

Elizabeth Oakley Surface, 84, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014.  She was born on November 13, 1929 to Johnny Oakley and Josephine Tillison Oakley in Wills Point, TX.

 

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George; her son Ronald; grandson Randy; and daughter-in-law Debbie Surface.

 

She is survived by her sons Charles Surface and wife Marcia and Greg Surface; sisters, Bessie Shafer, Joy Ewalt, Paula Moore and Patsy Thornton and husband Sammy; brothers, Ernest Oakley and Joe Oakley and wife Judy; grandchildren, Michael Surface, Chris Surface and wife Lindsay, Michelle Pfister and husband Deke, Justin Surface and Ronnie Surface; great-grandchildren, Noah Surface, Kaitlyn Surface, Kara Surface, Victoria Surface, Dylan Pfister and Isabella Pfister; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, September 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 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Leroy Surface officiating.  Interment will follow at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

 

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

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Robert J. Hall

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Robert J. Hall

4/25/1920 - 9/5/2014

Robert J. Hall, 94, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014.  He was born on April 25, 1920 to Joseph R. Hall and Elizabeth Ganoe Hall in Ankeny, IA.  Robert was the oldest of seven children.  He was a lineman for Ankeny High School football team and played all four years without a loss, including four state championships.  Ronald Regan (ex-president) was the sports announcer for WHO radio out of Des Moines at that time and broadcast each game for them.  Bob and Ronald became good friends.

 

Bob was active in many sports, including roller skating where he met his love Fay Zimmerman in 1939.  They were married at the “Little Brown Church in the Vale” in Iowa on December 7, 1940 and settled in West Des Moines, Iowa.  They were married for 73 years before Fay’s death in 2013.  He also loved square dancing, which he participated in for over 45 years.

 

On December 7, WWII broke out and Bob was drafted into the Army and served for five years.  He was a radar technician and was stationed at various sites along both shores before being transferred to the Philippines.  He was discharged in February 1946.  After returning to Iowa he worked as an electrician and then worked for Chennault Elevator Company.

 

He moved to Pearland, Texas in 1965.  He worked at Houston Elevator Company until retirement in 1984 at the age of 62.  He then worked for Reality America for another twenty years.  He also served as a Chaplin for twenty two years each Saturday at Ramsey prison.  Bob had a passion for the Lord and dedicated many hours for his church throughout his life.

 

Bob is survived by his son, John and his wife Leona of Friendswood, Texas; his daughter Julia Mae McNabb of Louisville, Kentucky; three grandsons and one granddaughter; six great-grandchildren.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, September 8, 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 Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.  Interment will be held at the Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

 

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

 
Nelda Fae Krumm

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Nelda Fae Krumm

5/15/1934 - 08/30/2014

Nelda Fae Krumm, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away at her home on the 30th of August in Friendswood, Texas. Nelda was born on the 15th of May 1934 in Huntington, Texas.  She moved with her family to Center Point, Texas, where she spent her high school years. 

Nelda attended Southwest Texas State University and the University of Texas Austin.  She married Augie and they resided in La Marque, Texas and then moved to Friendswood, Texas in 1977.  She was a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and then joined the Friendswood United Methodist Church.  She worked many years with the International Pilot Club volunteer organization and was a member of the DAR, DRT, Eastern Star and Delphians. Nelda played softball in high school and was involved as a parent in her daughters’ softball leagues. Nelda loved her family and friends.  She always had a smile and kind words to share throughout her life. 

 

Nelda is survived by her husband of 60 years, Arthur “Augie” Krumm.  Nelda was preceded in death by their son, Roger Kevin Krumm and her parents, James and Vennie Everitt.

 

She is survived by her two daughters, Laurie Spangle and husband John, Valerie Buchanan and husband Glynn.

Nelda will always be remembered lovingly as “Nanny” by her grandchildren, Vance Goodwin and wife Janette, Braxton Spangle and wife Jessica, Allison Williams and husband Evan, along with her great-grandchildren, Deven, Alexis, Archer, Mason and Henley, who were all blessed to have been close to her and will miss her dearly.

 

The family wants to express appreciation to the care given to her by Nelda’s companions who provided her love and support with special appreciation to Lynette Whitt and Jo-Anne Jagroo. 

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with family on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 between 6:00 P.M. and 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 held Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546 with Rev. Jim Bass and Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family asks for donations to the Friendswood United Methodist Church Music Ministry.

  

Condolences can be made to the Krumm family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Chris Gilbert Villarreal

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Chris Gilbert Villarreal

7/9/1972 - 8/28//2014

Chris Gilbert Villarreal, 42, son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away in the early morning on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Heart and Vascular hospital in Webster, Texas.

 

Chris was born in Harbor City California on July 9, 1972 and moved to Friendswood Texas in 1979.  This is where he remained through his childhood years, all the way to his high school graduation in 1990.

 

Chris is survived by his mother Alejandra Cruz Villarreal and father Jose Manuel Villarreal (Esther); his three brothers, Joe Michael Villarreal and wife Tiffany, Jon Anthony Villarreal and Bobby Lee Villarreal and wife Robin.

 

Chris will always be remembered lovingly as “Uncle Tso” by his nieces and nephews, Justin, Alyssa, Skyler, Holden and Alex.

 

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Friday, September 5, 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.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Gateway Church, Life Center, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster, Texas 77598, (281) 286-1515, with Pastor Tom Louis officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

 

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations to the Chris Villarreal Memorial Fund that has been set up to help pay for expenses incurred prior to his death.  Donations may be made to any Texas First Bank location, acct # 10066694.

 

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

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Margareta T. Vogl Ramming

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Margareta T. Vogl Ramming

12/22/1944 - 8/27/2014

Margareta T. Vogl Ramming, 69, of Pearland, Texas, passed from this world to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 27, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Her loving husband, Frank Ramming, and devoted daughter, Claudia Ramming, were by her side at home. She was born on December 22, 1944 in Angermuehle, Germany, to parents Josef and Margarete Vogl. She was one of six children and has her oldest brother, Josef Vogl, and family still living in Munich, Germany.

While in Germany, Margareta attended school to the eighth grade, which was the standard education at that time, and then went on to study four years of Business College. After which she went to work in banks and a credit union. At the age of 19, she immigrated to the United States to be with her older sister and her husband in Sacramento, California.

October 19th of this year would make 46 years of marriage to Frank Ramming. Margareta and Frank first met at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma where he was going through flight training. He was transferred to Illinois and then to Arizona. Upon seeing in the local newspaper that Frank’s mother had passed away, she sent him a sympathy card, after which the loving relationship was rekindled. They entered holy matrimony a year later on October 19, 1968 at Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma, Oklahoma, and then their daughter, Claudia, was born August 16, 1969 at Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California.

Margareta enjoyed being with her family and friends, as well as meeting new people. She loved helping her daughter with the gardening and looking at all the pretty flowers. Other hobbies included many crafts over the years, but truly enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and the “thrill of the hunt” going to the Salvation Army, resale shops, and garage sales in search of some hidden treasures. Most of all she was a loving wife and mother creating a most warm and comforting home. She is loved so very much and will be dearly missed by all.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00 P.M.  at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Pastor Ralph Hobratschk officiating.

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

 
James Edgar Bost, Sr.

In Loving Memory

James Edgar Bost, Sr.

7/2/1924 - 8/26/2014

“Jesus loves me!

He who died

Heaven's gate to open wide;

He will wash away my sin,

Let His little child come in.”

 

On July 2, 1924, Ethel Freeman Bost and Daniel Edgar Bost had their first child, a son who they named James Edgar. They soon gave James a younger brother, Clarence, and a sister, Doris. James grew up with his family in Eagle Springs, North Carolina, where he helped his dad out in his dad’s general store.  James often recounted his “fond” memories of often having to go out back and kill a chicken or two for the local residents who shopped there.

 

James followed his parents and his brother and sister in death, slipping away quietly and peacefully as was his nature Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the age of 90 years.

 

James graduated from high school and headed off to N.C. State College in 1941 to pursue a degree in engineering. At this time the world was embroiled in World War II, and as soon as James could, in 1943 he interrupted his college education to join the Air Force, graduating from training as an aeronautical navigator in 1944. He was shipped off to Europe in a troop transport – hence his avowal to never go on a pleasure cruise with his family – and joined the European War Campaign as a navigator on a B‐17 “Flying Fortress” flying missions out of England. He earned several campaign ribbons and an Air Medal.  We his family are extremely proud of his service to our country.

 

After receiving his honorable discharge from the Army Air Corps as a Second Lieutenant in 1945, James headed back to N.C. State to complete his education. While at a party hosted by a local Presbyterian minister, James’ eyes lit upon our mother, Fannie McKay “Mac” Chapin. She was a beautiful young thing, and James, a very handsome young college student, was immediately smitten. They soon fell in love and were married on December 19, 1947. They then had four children: Janet, Rebecca, Edd and Elizabeth. 

 

Following James’ graduation from N.C. State in 1949, James and Mac moved to Virginia where James had secured a job at Newport News Shipbuilding. From there he worked as a marine engineer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and then at Fort Eustis. While at Fort Eustis, a friend convinced him that his career should take a different turn, and James shifted his attention to the space program, then in its infancy. He began work at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Langley, Virginia, in 1960 in the Mercury Program Office. James knew that this was the direction his life should take. So, when Houston was selected to be the site of what would become NASA’s Johnson Space Center, James did not hesitate to move his young family halfway across the country to Texas.

 

James had a very long and distinguished career at NASA, ending his government service with his

retirement from NASA on January 3, 1985, as Chief of the Shuttle Support Branch. But his love of and support for NASA did not end with his retirement. As soon as Space Center Houston opened its doors, he promptly volunteered and spent many happy hours there.

James also was very active in his community of Pearland, Texas. He first was elected a trustee on the PISD Board of Education and served two terms. He also was a Pearland City Councilman.

 

Mac has said many times that both she and James were “born Presbyterian.” When they could not locate a Presbyterian church close to their home in Pearland after their move to Texas, James and Mac set out to bring a church to them. They were the original two founding members of First Presbyterian Church in Pearland where James was an Elder. He was very active in the church and served on many committees both in the local church and at Presbytery.

 

The joy of James’ life was his family, and his departure from this earth leaves a big hole in his family that can never be filled. He adored and doted on Mac. In addition to Mac he is survived by children Janet Garrison; Becca O’Connor; Dr. Edd Bost and his wife, Fran; Elizabeth Bryans and her husband, Shane.  James and Mac also spent many, many hours with their adoring grandchildren, James Lincoln, Beth Herrera, Daniel Bost, David Bost, Rebecca Bost Norris, James Bryans, Hannah Bryans and Jemma Bryans.  James was also blessed with four beautiful great grandchildren, James and Gemma Herrera and Nils and Ethan Lincoln. Additionally, with Rebecca’s marriage last year, James also gained a grandson‐in‐law, Matt Norris.

 

James had the sweetest and most loving and generous nature. At the end of his life when he developed Alzheimer’s, that sweet and loving nature thankfully did not change. His journey through the end stage of his life was helped by the staff at Emeritus in Friendswood and by the loving and devoted nurses and staff of Faith Community Hospice, particularly his primary hospice nurse, Zella. His family is grateful to each and every one of them for providing such wonderful care to him and easing his soul on its journey as he “slipped the surly bonds of Earth.”

 

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church of Pearland, 2930 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 with Pastor Helen Rose Moore officiating.

 

James’ family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Pearland; Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 1001 or the charity of your choice.

 

“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,

And danced the skies on laughter‐silvered wings;

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun‐split clouds, ‐‐and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of ‐‐Wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there

I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air...

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind‐swept heights with easy grace

Where never lark or even eagle flew ‐‐

And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.”

 

“High Flight,” John Gillespie Magee

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Edward C. Sarlls, Jr.

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Edward C. Sarlls, Jr.

1/22/1937 - 8/18/2014

Edward C. Sarlls Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 18, 2014 after a long battle with Cancer at the age of 77.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Sarlls Sr., mother, Hazel Corder Sarlls and son, John David Sarlls.

 

He is survived by his loving wife Nancy Young Sarlls and children Edward Sarlls III (wife Trudy), Stephen Sarlls, step-daughter Andi Bonura (husband Thomas) and grandchildren, Samantha, Spencer, Emily, Rachel, Joey, Sadie and Daphne.

                                                                                           

Edward was born in Victoria, Texas, graduated from A&M with a degree in mechanical design engineering, and resided in Friendswood Texas for the last 14 years. He was employed with The Boeing Company at the time of his death and enjoyed working as a team member designing projects for the International Space Station such as the robotic arm and the hook assembly systems. He was also proud to have worked on The Apollo project and various plane designs for U.S military projects. He served in the U.S Army as a 1st Lieutenant.

 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 4, 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.

 

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

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D. Dale Fadner

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D. Dale Fadner

8/24/1954 - 8/16/2014

D. Dale Fadner, 59, of Friendswood, TX, passed away on August 16, 2014    surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born on August 24, 1954 to Don and Sara Fadner.

 

Dale was born and raised in Pasadena, TX.  He graduated from Dobie High School in 1972 and Lamar University in 1976.  He began his career at John Crane Inc. in 1976 and retired in April 2014.

 

Dale cared deeply for those whom he worked with over the last 36 years and came to think of many of them as family.

 

Dale never complained as he battled pancreatic cancer for 11 months, but fought to be strong enough to dance with his daughter at her July wedding.  He was always the responsible, caring and loving father. He will be missed greatly by so many.

 

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Debbie; son Derek Fadner and wife Jennifer and grandson Bradley; daughter Kendall Fadner Millen and husband Tyler; brothers, Howard Fadner and wife Linda and James (Robbie) Fadner and wife Dawn; mother-in-law Joan Lasiter; sister-in-law Robin Walters and husband Bill; aunt Yvonne Boyd; cousins, Charlotte Boyd Cox and Jim Boyd; he also leaves behind nieces and nephews and extended family, whom he loved dearly.

 

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:30 am at Friendswood Community Church with Rev. Howard Fadner officiating with a reception to follow.

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Pancan.org or any other pancreatic research organization.

 

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

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Kermit Eugene Parker, Sr.

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Kermit Eugene Parker, Sr.

5/17/1919 - 8/17/2014

Kermit Eugene Parker, 95, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his home in Friendswood, Texas.  Kermit loved his family and was always ready for visits from his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He kept his sense of humor throughout his lifetime up until his last days.  Kermit loved his church and Bible Study and continued as long as he was physically able.  Another love of his life was the game of golf.  He continued playing until open-heart surgery weakened his swing at the age of 86.  He achieved two hole-in-ones during his golfing career.

 

Kermit was born on May 17, 1919 in Cullman, Alabama to Noah and Rutha Parker.  He married Marcella Harris on December 24, 1939 in Columbia, Tennessee.  On May 27, 1943 he was inducted into the U.S. Army.  He served in the 141st Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion in the European Theater where he received three Bronze Stars.  Kermit was honorably discharged on February 3, 1946.

 

He drove a city bus after returning from the war.  He and Marcella had two children while living in Alabama – Kermit Eugene Parker Jr. and Kay Parker.

 

Kermit and Marcella moved to Houston on October 31, 1955.  Kermit began working for Shelby Dinettes as a long distance truck driver.  During this time they were active members of Second Baptist Church of Jacinto City.  It was at Second Baptist that Kermit accepted Christ as his Savior on August 26, 1960 and was baptized on August 27.  In 1973, he opened Budget Dinette Furniture where he worked until retirement in 1981.  Upon retirement, Kermit and Marcella moved to Indian Shores golfing community in Crosby, Texas, where they lived for 15 years. 

 

In 1997, Marcella and Kermit moved to Friendswood, Texas and became active at First Baptist Church of Friendswood.  In December, 2009, Marcella passed away of a stroke at the age of 87.

 

Kermit is survived by his two sisters, Vergie Sullivan Doss of Augusta, South Carolina and Flora Sullivan Dolan of Decatur, Alabama; son, Kermit Eugene Parker, Jr. and wife Diane of The Woodlands; daughter, Kay Tucker and husband Paul of Friendswood; grandchildren, Dave Parker and wife Lynn of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jeff Parker of Austin, Jonathon Tucker of League City, Sarah Rogers and husband Caylon of Friendswood, and Mark Tucker of Friendswood; great grandchildren Kaleb Parker, Peyton Parker, and Madilyn Rogers.

 

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.   Interment will follow at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

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

 
Andrew P. Borden

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Andrew P. Borden

9/3/1999 - 8/17/2014

Andrew Borden, beloved Son, Brother, Cousin, Friend, and inspiration to all, passed from the confines of this terrestrial Earth on Saturday August 16, 2014 after a long and heroic struggle with illness.  Andy passed peacefully at home, with dignity and honor, surrounded by the boundless love of his Family, and with the spirit of compassion and loving guidance emanating from all.

 Andy was born to his proud and loving parents, Jason Borden, and Laura Roberts, in Pasadena, TX on September 3, 1999.  He was 14yrs old when he made his transition into the light, and away from the limitations and burden of his pain.  Andy did well in school until he became ill, and continued to work on his education from home.  He was a great student and teacher of Entomology (study of insects) from birth.  He was a born Scientist, and educated his family and friends even more than they were able to educate him.  His intellect was his hallmark, and his instinct to love and protect his family and friends was legendary.

Andy was a child before becoming ill.  He was a beautiful boy.  His personality won him many friends, and the absolute devotion and loyalty of those friends closest to him.  His friends supported him through his illness, graciously and seamlessly, throughout.  He was a great leader, and was loved by all who knew him. 

With the help of family and friends, Andy lived an incredibly dignified life, and through his indominable strength was able to be happy, active, social, and inspirational all the way to his last days. 

Andy was the best of us all.  The smartest.  The strongest.  The most thoughtful and compassionate. 

Andy is our hero.  He left this world as a man, on his own terms, with interminable grace and a positive, knowing understanding that there is more to come for his beautiful soul.

Andy is survived by his Mother and Father; Jason Borden, and Laura Roberts of Houston TX;  by his closest lifelong companion and confidant, devoted, dedicated and loyal Brother Zachary Borden; by his Step-Parents Christy Callahan-Borden, and Jason Roberts of Houston, TX; his baby Brother and little buddy Thomas(Tom Tom) Roberts; his Step-Sister Carolyn Puckett; his Step-Brother Christopher Callahan; his Grandparents Lance and Christine Borden and Monica Laguna; his Great Grandparents Marty and Marilyn Abbe; his Tias(Aunts) Angelica Laguna and Nora Laguna; and his cousins Kayleigh Borden, Daisy Laguna, and Victoria Laguna.

A viewing will be held at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood, TX, at 10A.M. on Friday, followed by a Celebration of Andy’s life at 11A.M, and internment shortly afterward at Forest Park East cemetery.  A reception will be held at Friendswood Methodist Church following cemetery services.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Shriner’s Hospital organization, 6977 Main St., Houston, TX 77030-9817 or www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.  Andy wanted to provide support for all of the injured children, whom in his awesome humility, he always saw as less fortunate than he.  Please help make his wishes a reality with your gift to Shriner’s, if you can.

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Carl Edison Bass

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Carl Edison Bass

6/18/1921 - 8/17/2014

Carl Edison Bass, formerly from Houston, Texas, passed away on August 17, 2014 at the age of 93 in Pearland, Texas. He was born on June 18, 1921 in Newton County, Missouri near the town of Sarcoxie to Loren and Ressie Bass. He grew up in Joplin, Missouri and graduated from Joplin High School in 1940.

 

In 1942, Carl entered the Army Air Corps, graduating from Aviation Mechanics School and later the Cadet Aviation program as a Navigator. He was assigned to the 301st Bomb Group 32nd Squadron. He was sent to Italy where he flew 35 combat missions in the 15th Air Force on a B-17 as a First Lieutenant. In 1952, he was recalled to active duty in the US Air Force for the Korean War.

 

He graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 1950 with a BS degree in Engineering. He worked 18 years for Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He moved to Houston, Texas in 1970, where he worked as a Structural Engineer for various engineering firms. Mr. Bass was a Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma and Texas. He retired in January 1986.

 

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Joyce May Edwards Bass.

 

Carl is survived by three sons, John Bass and wife, Sherry, of Broken Arrow, Okla., and their children, Jennifer and husband, Beau, Robert and wife Susan, William and wife Dr. Jacqueline; Carl Bass and wife, Judy, of Kingwood, Texas, and their children, Jillian, Caitlin and Stephanie; and Rev. James Bass and wife, Deborah, of Friendswood, Texas, and their children, Jeremy and Jason; one daughter, Carol Reed and husband, Dale, of Livingston, Texas, and their son, Dillon; and his sister, Frances Hansen, of Hemet, California; Brother-in-law, Galen Edwards and wife MaryAnn of Joplin; as well as a nephew, Ronald Hansen; and five nieces, Anita Davis, Gayle Sawyer, Karen Edwards Mattes, Susie Edwards and Ann Edwards Ford; and other friends.

 

Carl, along with his wife Joyce, will be interred at Mount Hope Cemetery in Webb City, Missouri.

 

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

 
Geneva Ellen Kopnicky Rives

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Geneva Ellen Kopnicky Rives

3/19/1941 - 8/15/2014

Geneva Ellen Kopnicky Rives, 73, of Manvel, TX passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014.  She was born on March 19, 1941 to Stanley Kopnicky and Angeline Watzlavik Kopnicky in Bay City, TX.

 

She loved working at EC Mason Elementary School in the library and for many years she was the editor for the EC Mason yearbook. Geneva was a lifetime PTO member.  She was on the library board for the City of Manvel.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, member of Alter Society, and taught CCE classes. She was a huge volunteer at the church in the kitchen for church functions, and a prayer warrior.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Angelina Kopnicky; her sister, Shirley Roeder; her sons, Charley “Bubba” Rives and Don Stanley Rives.

 

Geneva is survived by her husband, Charley Rives of Manvel, TX; her daughters, Sherry Duschamp of Pearland, TX, Julie Neisler of Manvel, TX and Tina Jackson and husband Randy of Rosharon, TX; sister, Dorothy Ragain and husband Chuck of Angleton, TX; brothers, Fred Kopnicky and wife Ann of Houston, TX and Donald Kopnicky and wife Connie of Huntsville, TX; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Parlor with a memorial service to begin at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. John Guillott officiating..

 

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

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Wanda Retta Howery Barker

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Wanda Retta Howery Barker

4/10/1941 - 8/13/2014

Wanda Retta Howery Barker, 73, passed from this world peacefully at home into the loving arms of her Savior on August 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm.  Her children Nathan, Sherrie and son-in-law John were there by her side.  She was born on April 10, 1941 to Odie Hiram Howery and Evelyn Odessa Sisk Howery in Cleveland, Texas.  She grew up in Austin, Texas so her sister could go to the deaf school and she was proficient in American Sign Language.  There she met her husband Charles Barker.  He worked at the drug store as a soda jerk where she would stop in every day after school and order a cherry coke.  He was 17, she was 14, and it was love at first sight!  He moved away with his parents to California because his father got a job at the Safeway Dairy Plant but they wrote sweet love letters to each other to pass the time.  At the age of 15, she convinced her parents to let her get married and she boarded a big silver airplane and flew to meet him all by herself!  With his parents, brother and sister-in-law in attendance, they all drove to a little chapel in Reno, Nevada so the young lovers could get married.  They moved back to Texas after the birth of their second child in 1962 and made their home in Houston where their third child was born.

She had many interests and on any given day you could find her in the kitchen (on a rare occasion when Charles would relinquish “his” kitchen), cooking or baking bread, crocheting, watching the ID channel, china painting, fishing, camping, gardening, refinishing furniture, upholstering a couch, painting the patio, landscaping the yard, washing the dog, shopping at Palais Royal, Charming Charlie’s and Hobby Lobby, creating porcelain dolls in her kiln, sewing the family’s clothes, oil painting, pouring and sculpting porcelain, and making jewelry.  She made her own draperies, quilts, bedspreads, dust ruffles and embroidered pillows.  She china painted the light fixtures and even created faux Faberge ostrich eggs with Swarovski crystals.  Charles affectionately called her the “Indian Doctor” because if you had a strange pain or affliction she could help you fix it.  You name it, she could do it!  She managed to do all these things and still maintain a loving and spotlessly clean home.  Her enthusiasm and energy was boundless until the spring of 2013 when she was diagnosed with cancer.

She fought the good fight with all she had through her long battle but she finally became weary and ready to go to her eternal home.  She had her heart set on a cruise to Mexico this summer and a trip to Dollywood in the fall but that would never be.  During the 18 months of treatment with many trips to M.D. Anderson and several hospital stays, she managed to squeeze in as much fun as she could get away with!  Even though she had lost her son in a tragic accident in 2008, her beloved husband Charles of 56 years in April of 2013 and was diagnosed immediately after with the cancer, she wasted no time feeling sorry for herself or complaining, but instead decided to live each day to the fullest!  She loved her family from the core of her soul and made everyone she knew feel special.  Her philosophy was that class had little to do with wealth or status but everything to do with character.  She loved and appreciated people for their “good heart” and how a person treated others was the “litmus” test as far as she was concerned.  She had a beautiful soul and a tender heart.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  Her family meant the world to her and that included her doggie children; Paco and Pookie.  Even though she was known in the family as the peacemaker, she could be a little feisty, and though she would never say an unkind word in anger, she knew the art of the “silent treatment” if you were unkind to her.  My father learned this early on and he loved her with all his heart.  They had a good life together and we can only imagine how happy he was to see her in Heaven so soon!

She was so much fun to be around.  If there was a burden on your heart, she was always there to talk to and she always understood.  She could eat her weight in Cheerios, popcorn, corn on the cob, liver and gizzards with pickles and Peanut M&Ms.  She loved oak trees, bluebonnets and plants and could tell you the names of them all.  She was happiest when she was outside watering her garden with the cool green grass between her toes.  She loved to have her hands in the dirt and it gave her a childlike joy to start a little plant in a pot and watch it grow.  She got excited when the hummingbirds would come and visit.  She possessed an extraordinary gift of encouraging others to appreciate the beauty of life and in nature.  She would hold a lizard in her hand, pet his head and hand him to you gently.  She would work hard in her garden and one hour later she would be in her high heels and skirt, with her nails painted Hot Magenta, smelling of White Diamonds or Chloe and going out to dinner with Charles.  She had lots of energy and would run out to the driveway to give you another kiss goodbye.  She was a classy Southern lady; tough yet feminine, innocent yet wise, and she truly was one of the most angelic persons you could ever know.  She is loved beyond measure and we were all blessed to have her in our lives.

She was a member of Deerbrook Church of Christ in Humble and she loved working with the children at Vacation Bible School.  She loved and trusted Jesus as her Savior. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws, her beloved husband of 56 years, Charles Davis Barker II; her son, Charles Davis Barker III; sister Nancy Carolyn Friedrich; sister-in-law Bonnie Grace Cimino; and brother-in-law Leonard Deen Barker.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherrie Gayle Barker-Cole and husband John and her son, Nathan Woods Barker and Michael Giddens, grandchildren; Brittany Barker, Kenny Barker and Stephanie Barker, sisters; Ruth and Marianna, several nieces and nephews, many other relatives and cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Brookwood Community; a place that she loved at www.brookwoodcommunity.org

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

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Marietta Hannon Martin

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Marietta Hannon Martin

1/24/1920 - 8/13/2014

Marietta Hannon Martin, 94, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  She was born on January 24, 1920 to John F. Hannon and Mary E. Hatchett Hannon in Houston, TX.  She was raised in the Houston Heights and graduated from John H. Reagan High School.  After high school she attended Rice University (Rice Institute) and graduated in 1941.  Marietta worked for the Federal Land Bank in Houston, where she met Stephen D. Martin, and they were married on September 28, 1951.  She moved to Friendswood in 2008 and lived at the Village on the Park Retirement Home.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen D. Martin and her son, Joe H. Martin.

 

Marietta is survived by her son, Stephen D. Martin, Jr. and his wife Lisa; daughter-in-law, Mary Martin and husband Steve Schindler; granddaughters, Hannah and Sarah Martin; grandsons, Kevin and Jeffrey Martin; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, August 18, 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 Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Daniel Hannon officiating.  Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Christine City Cemetery, 520 E. FM 140, Christine, TX 78012.

 

Marietta touched the lives of a lot of people.  She taught us how to love our family and friends, to have fun and enjoy life.  She was a great mom and a great friend.  She lived a celebratory life, and we will miss her dearly.

 

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

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Waynetta

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Waynetta "Jonesy" Ross McNeil

10/5/1940 - 8/9/2014

Waynetta “Jonesy” Ross McNeil, 73, of Alvin, TX passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014.  She was born on October 5, 1940 to Wayne Ross and Floretta McCullough Ross in Artesia, New Mexico.

 

Jonesy was preceded in death by her parents; sister Betty Jean Ross; and nephew Ronnie Beekman.

 

Jonesy’s passion was spending time with her family, helping people and bringing glory to the Lord Jesus.  She was generous and always ready to help when she learned of someone in need.  Her many hobbies included singing, playing the piano and guitar, sewing, quilting, jewelry making and smiling.  She was a member of Believers Fellowship Church.

 

She is survived by her husband, James Day McNeil; her son, James Randal McNeil and wife Cindy Allen McNeil; her daughter, Terri McNeil Anderson and husband Scott Anderson; her grandchildren, James Michael McNeil and wife Cassy Elkins McNeil, Rachel Anderson and Lon Austin McNeil; great-grandchild, Laney McNeil; sisters, Paula Jones and Bonnie Kilpatrick; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, August 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.

 

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Gilligan officiating.  Interment will follow at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

 

Pallbearers will include: James McNeil, Michael McNeil, Austin McNeil, Wade Smith, Brian Kilpatrick and Michael Kilpatrick.

 

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

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Matthew Dekenipp, Jr.

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Matthew Dekenipp, Jr.

1/29/1940 - 8/8/2014

Matthew Dekenipp, Jr., 74, of Alvin, TX passed from this world to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, August 8, 2014.  He was born on January 29, 1940 to Matthew Dekenipp, Sr. and Dorothy Backe Dekenipp in Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Matt was a devoted husband, loving and caring father and a man that loved to spoil his grandchildren.  His family meant the world to him and it showed in all that he did.  He was very involved in his children's and grandchildren's activities (just ask anyone on the AHS 1982-85 drill team).   He was a giving man that never met a stranger.  He could be seen all over his hometown of Alvin, going from place to place talking to any and everyone! He was always there to lend a helping hand or lift a spirit!   He was extremely involved in his community - always helping at a fundraiser, the YMCA, the Tour de Braz, and much more.  His love and dedication to his community is what led him to serve as a Councilman on the Alvin City Council from 2000-2005.  In his spare time, he loved to travel - he enjoyed traveling with his wife and seeing the many wonders of the world together!

 

He is survived by his wife Gladys Dekenipp; son, Art Dekenipp and wife Kim; daughter, Rachel Dekenipp Dandeneau and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Lona Dekenipp, Brendon Dekenipp, Nathan Dekenipp, Shauna Squyres, Noah Dandeneau, and Levi Dandeneau; and also blessed with 11 great grandchildren; sister, Pat Morris; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Rod Anderson officiating.

 

Matt was an amazing man - full of life, love and laughter!  He will be greatly missed by all.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, Kansas, 66675 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org; or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.shop.stjude.org; or Living Stones Christian School, 1407 Victory Lane, Alvin, TX 77511 or www.lscs.org.

 

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

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Becky Stettler File

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Becky Stettler File

5/31/1930 - 8/8/2014

Becky Stettler File, 84, of Houston, TX passed away on Friday, August 08, 2014.  She was born on May 31, 1930 to Paul Hassam Stettler and Rebecca Meyer Stettler in Rochester, PA.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 50 years Donald R. File, Sr.; and her brother Paul Stettler.

 

Becky graduated from Ambridge High School and received her R.N. from Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land, former member of Quail Valley Women's Golf Association and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Fort Bend County Women's Shelter.

 

Becky is survived by daughters, Kimberle File, Pam Terry and husband Kim, Jan Sears and husband Rex and Becky Newman and husband Walter; son Donald R. File, Jr. and wife Kendra; grandchildren, Emily Burgess and husband Justin and son Connor, Katie Calhoun and husband Jim, Leslie Terry and fiancé Chris Jordan, Abby Wilder and husband Mike, Tom and Claire Sears, and Jenny Jane and Nick Newman; brother David Stettler and wife Jean; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Becky’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Mike Myers officiating.

 

The family would like to thank Diana Rodriguez and the staff at Pearland Clare Bridge for their devoted and loving care given to Becky as she progressed through Alzheimer’s.  We would also like to thank Laura Labay and the staff at Hallmark Hospice for their compassionate care.

 

In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be given in Becky’s name to Amazing Place, 3735 Drexel, Houston, TX 77027.

 

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

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Mary Ann Maler Kalil

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Mary Ann Maler Kalil

8/21/1921 - 8/2/2014

Mary Ann Maler Kalil, 92, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Saturday, August 02, 2014.  She was born on August 21, 1921 to Louis Maler and Louise Mlcak Maler in Frydek, TX.

 

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing games with her family and friends.  Mary Ann enjoyed taking trips to Las Vegas and Fairfield, and spending time outdoors.  She enjoyed watching the Astros, Rockets and the Texans games on T.V.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her dearly loved grandchildren.

 

Mary Ann is survived by her daughters, Margaret Bucsanyi and her husband Buddy, Melrose Burr and her husband Don and Melody Stewart; son, Jimmy Kalil, Jr. and his wife Sandy; 11 grandchildren, Scott Bucsanyi, Wendy Buchman, Angel Bucsanyi, Danette Duncza, Price Mayfield, III, Corrie Davis, Jimmy Kalil, III, Christy Larkin, Gary Loggains, Tammy Liebmann, and Gayle Lanoy.  She was also blessed with great and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and cherished friends. 

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation on Monday, August 4, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the rosary beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Kimbel Nobels officiating.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Kalil 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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