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James Donald Talbert

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James Donald Talbert

12/16/1931 - 1/20/2017

James Donald Talbert, 85, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017.  He was born December 16, 1931 to Guy T. Talbert and Cecile Annabelle Mullin in Robstown, TX.  He graduated from Robstown High School and then attended The University of Texas at Austin and then graduated from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, TX with a BS degree.  He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he was honorably discharged.  He loved his country and what it stood for, patriotic to the end of his life. Jim’s grandfather John Anderson Talbert, built the main street of Robstown, TX and was instrumental in its development as a town.  Jim was born and reared there along with his brother Robert.

Jim was a Texan through and through, he loved Texas, as well as American History.  He was a scholar of WW2 and could recite times and dates of battles and major events.  He was active and served in all chairs of DeMolay Chapter; active 60 plus years of the Masonic Lodge; active Jr. Achievement; active in All-Play football in Dickinson, TX.    He loved deer hunting, fishing and being with his dear friends and family.  Jim was member of Friendswood United Methodist Church.

He married Joy Elaine Miller on November 17, 1959.  They had two sons, Jamie and Andy, who both passed away tragically as young adults in 2006 and 2015 respectively. 

The family moved to Dickinson, TX in 1966 where they reared their sons from age 4 and 1 years old, who attended Dickinson schools and college following that.  Joy and Jim moved to Friendswood in 1999 to be near their only two grandchildren, Westin and Brooke at that time.  In 2003, his other grandson Harrison was born. Jim did double duty as a parent while Joy was in college, doing anything with his sons, Jamie and Andy, and his grandchildren to whom he could never say no.  They called him Papa and loved him unconditionally and he loved them the same way.

Jim worked for Maxwell House Coffee on Harrisburg in Houston, TX for over 30 years.  He was dedicated to them as an employee and even after retirement.  He wore many hats during his tenure there.  He also made many lifelong friends there.  He said he and the company served each other well.  Jim spent several years at Lipton Tea in Galveston going there to build an instant tea plant.  When they decided not to build in Galveston, but in Elizabeth, NJ, he decided Texas was his home and left Lipton.  After retirement he served as a mentor in elementary schools for young boys with one parent.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his two sons, Jamie and Andy; brother Robert.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Joy; daughter-in-law Gina Osburn Talbert; grandchildren, Westin, Brooke, and Harrison; special friend Katherine Rees; beloved care giver, Tanya Dennis; nieces Brenda Melton and Cheryl Montalvo; nephews Randy Miller; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.  He will be buried with his sons he loved so well, Jamie and Andy at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Friendswood United Methodist Church Food Bank or a charity of your choice.

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

Nancy Ann Dulin Shafer

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Nancy Ann Dulin Shafer

12/11/1954 - 1/19/2017

Nancy Ann Dulin Shafer, 62, of Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully at Houston Hospice on January 19, 2017.  She was born on December 11, 1954 in San Diego, California to Amy Czubachowski and Bill McLemore.  She graduated in 1973 from Dobie High School and attended San Jacinto College in Houston, TX.  Nancy married Bob Shafer, Jr at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Pearland, TX in 1988 and were married for 28 years.  She was baptized at Freeway Baptist Church in 1992. 

During her life, she was active in or participated in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy, the Pearland Police Department Citizens Police Academy, the Pearland Police Department Ride-Along Program, the 50’s and Older Social Club, and the annual Fight Against Breast Cancer event at the 1940’s Airport Terminal Museum in Houston.  She enjoyed dancing, gardening, travel, social gatherings with friends, and most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her dogs.

Nancy was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Amy and Paul Dulin.  She is survived by her husband, Bob Shafer, Jr; sister, Jenny Brown and husband Paul Brown;  stepbrother, John McLemore; brother-in-law, Frank Shafer and wife Frances Shafer; sister-in-law, Cassie Shafer and husband Darryl Williams; sister-in-law Melissa Reifke and husband Mark Reifke; father, Bill McLemore and stepmother Nancy McLemore; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas, 77546 on January 27, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with visitation beginning at noon.  If desired, memorial and tribute donations may be made to the Houston SPCA in honor of Nancy Shafer.

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

Kenneth “Kenny” LaRoy Warren

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Kenneth “Kenny” LaRoy Warren

6/25/1960 - 1/10/2017

Kenneth “Kenny” LaRoy Warren, 56, passed away on the morning of January 10, 2017 from a pulmonary embolism.  He was born June 25, 1960 to Newton L. Warren and Cecelia Ferguson Warren in Casa Grande, AZ.  We can take comfort in knowing that he was a saved Christian and is now in heaven with the Lord, his beloved dad Newton and grandmother Kate.  He was a beloved pipeliner, brother, and son. 

He is survived by his mother Cecelia Warren; his brothers, Michael and Jason Warren (also pipeliners) along with Jason’s beautiful wife Deidra Warren; and also many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins of the Lambeth family.

Kenny’s wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX (281) 992-7200.  He will be buried at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX next to his loving father Newton Warren

Kenny never met a stranger, was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and loved pipelining.  His favorite quote was “THERE AIN'T NUTHIN' FINER THAN A PIPELINER!!”

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

Donald Marvin Harvey Breed

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Donald Marvin Harvey Breed

10/17/1934 - 1/16/2017

Donald Marvin Harvey Breed, (“Harvey”) Age 82, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away in Houston on January 16, 2017. He was born in La Grange, Georgia on October 17, 1934 to Myrtle Lee Staton Breed and Herbert Ray Breed. Don served in the United States Navy during the Korean War as a Seaman First Class on the Badoeng Strait (CVE-116).

He worked as a Longshoreman at the local ILA #24 for 40 years.  He enjoyed traveling with Vivien, visiting casinos, playing poker, was an expert gardener and woodworker. Don had a special love for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He loved telling jokes, and always had an interesting story to tell. He loved U.S. history and sharing the results of his family genealogy research.  He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, where he will be recognized nationally.

Don was also a proud member of VFW Post 7109 where he was post Commander for 3 years.  Under his leadership, the post received All American status, an achievement designed to recognize outstanding units.

He was preceded in death by son Patrick Breed and sisters, Virginia Atteberry and June Smith.

Don is survived by his wife, Mary Vivien Breed; brother Johnny and wife Caroline, brother Alan and wife Kathy; son Darren Breed and wife Becky; daughters, Carole and husband Glen Gutzman, and daughter Cortney Breed.  He was a proud grandfather and great-grandfather.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2535 E. Broadway Street, Pearland, Texas 77581 (281) 997-1097.  Following the service, a lunch reception will be held at the VFW Post 7109, 4202 W. Walnut St., Pearland, Texas 77581 (281) 997-1097

Memorial donations may be made in Don’s name to the Pearland VFW Post 7109 (Roof Fund).

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

Edith Miriam Hallman Hackerott

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Edith Miriam Hallman Hackerott

7/12/1917 - 1/18/2017

Our beloved mother and grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother, Edith Miriam Hackerott (Hallman) met her Lord and Savior January 18, 2017.

She was born July 12, 1917 in Enhaut, Pennsylvania to Harry F. Hallman and Elizabeth Gamber.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Alvin, and her seven siblings.

She is survived by her son James and his wife Barbara, daughter Carol Hamm and her husband Jim, and son Douglas and his wife Meredyth; and her many nephews and nieces.

During WWII, Edith worked in a defense plant in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.  She loved to quilt, crochet and read.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on January 27, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The Funeral service will be held on January 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546. A private Interment will be at Houston National Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Drew, Jeff, Keith, Eric, David, Lee, Kenneth and Jake.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Wounded Warriors.

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

Alta Elizabeth

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Alta Elizabeth "Beth" Rowland Nelson

8/28/1939 - 1/17/2017

Alta Elizabeth Rowland Nelson, lovingly known as Beth, lived 77 years trusting and serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Beth was born on August 28, 1939 in Galveston, Texas to Alton and Alta Rowland. From a young age, Beth loved the performing arts and took many years of piano lessons and dance lessons with her sister, Joyce. As a teenager, that talent grew to involve theater performance. She was cast in numerous productions at the Galveston Little Theater in which her favorite leading role was Ginger in Time out for Ginger. During high school she continued performance as a member of the Triggerettes and was named ROTC sweetheart. Beth graduated from Ball High School, class of 1957.  Beth attended North Texas State University and Baylor University where she was very involved in many social and service activities including serving as a Baylor homecoming princess. While at Baylor, she began dating a handsome Aggie who was also born on the island.

Beth married Fred Nelson on June 10, 1960 at 1st Baptist Church in Galveston, Texas. They moved to Houston and later Friendswood, Texas in 1966, where they raised their three children. Beth began her professional career as an assistant to Texas State Senator, A.R. “Babe” Schwartz. She then began work at NASA as an assistant to the physicians that oversaw the Apollo astronauts.

Throughout her life, God gave Beth a tremendous talent to teach young people. For 13 years she taught elementary grades at Broadway Baptist School and Easthaven Baptist School.  She loved helping children learn to read and discover a love for learning. As a teacher, Beth integrated drama productions to enhance classroom learning.  She wrote original scripts for numerous plays on historic and biblical characters that brought learning to life. Some of her most beloved productions were The United States Bicentennial, The Bible Come to Life and the telling of the Christmas Story, By the Animals. The Nelson Family joined First Baptist Church of Friendswood in 1966 and Beth was a founding member of Antioch Houston Community Church. In every church Beth attended throughout her life she used her teaching gift in Vacation Bible school, youth work, mission trips, Bible studies and Sunday school classes.

But the roles in life that she cherished most were wife, mother and grandmother.

Beth is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Fred W. Nelson, who was by her side until her last breath, completing the last page of their beautiful love story. She is also survived by her sister, Joyce Elaine Marshall and husband Gene; children Nancy Stewart and husband Dave, Nona Landers and husband John, Fred R. Nelson and wife Becca; grandchildren Luke Landers and wife Emily, Lindsey Landers, Jillian Landers, Jana Landers, Jake Nelson, Noah Nelson, Lizzie Nelson, Jewel Nelson, Jonathan Nelson, Rob Stewart and wife Tracey, Bill Stewart and wife Lorna, Matt Stewart and wife Linnea; and 6 great grandchildren Ryan, Landon, Christian, Aubrey, Liam and Ashton Stewart.  Beth also leaves behind numerous brother and sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins that she loved very dearly.  Beth also cherished many friendships through the various seasons in her life, considering each one her “very best friend.”

Beth’s greatest legacy in this life is her persevering faith in Jesus Christ. As a 16-year-old girl, she attended a Youth Rally where she surrendered her life to follow Jesus and her life changed forever. She loved people with her whole heart and she devoted her life to understanding and living the truths of the Bible. Beth suffered physically for many years. Although hard pressed on every side, she was not crushed; she was perplexed, but was not in despair; she was struck down, but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:8-9) Even when her body failed her, God never did. To her final days here on earth, she persevered as a prayer warrior and a bold evangelist to all she knew.

Beth received her ultimate healing from her heavenly Father in the early hours of January 17, 2017. Her family rejoices in the hope that because of the sacrifice of Christ, Beth is now standing before the throne of God hearing her Heavenly Father say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Beth’s life on earth and new life in heaven on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3pm at the First Baptist Church Friendswood, 111 East Heritage Drive, Friendswood Texas 77546.

In lieu of flowers, it was Beth’s greatest desire that contributions would be made to “Enlarge the Tent” of Antioch Houston Community Church. Contributions can be made on their website at www.antiochhouston.com.

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

Robert (Bob) Eugene Armstrong

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Robert (Bob) Eugene Armstrong

8/9/1928 - 1/14/2017

Robert (Bob) Eugene Armstrong, 88, of Friendswood, Texas died on January 14, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Friendswood. He was born on August 9, 1928 in Omaha, Illinois to Charles Armstrong and Mazie Russell Armstrong. The family moved to Lawrenceville, Illinois when Bob was three. Bob and some friends at Lawrenceville High School formed a dance band playing many venues. He admitted that they were probably not the best band around, but they played loudly and cheaply.

After Bob graduated from high school in 1946, he entered Vincennes University graduating with an A. S. degree in 1948.  He enrolled at the University of Illinois graduating with a major in psychology in 1951. His National Guard 44th Division was activated into federal service and Bob was assigned to Korea. Bob was awarded the bronze star medal for heroic achievement against an enemy.

Upon his return to the United States he found that jobs were very scarce for industrial psychologist (his degree). He then accepted a sales position with the Quaker Oats Company in St. Louis, Missouri. One of his stops was to Dixon, Missouri where he met Miona (Oney) Crane, the sponsor of the Senior Class that was looking for a fundraiser. Salesman Robert Armstrong convinced the class to have what became a very successful pancake breakfast. He was smitten by Miss Crane. They had their first date on October 2, 1954 and became engaged that Thanksgiving. They married on February 19, 1955 in Christ Episcopal Church in Rolla, Missouri.

Bob and Oney lived in St. Louis County until 1967 when the moved to Decatur, Illinois for four years. They relocated to Springfield, Missouri in 1971.  In Springfield, Bob and Oney were in the real estate business. The Armstrong’s were very happy to be able to assist many people with purchasing their first homes, forming lasting friendships with many of them. They were very active members of St. John’s Episcopal Church from the moment they arrived in Springfield. The church was their family’s life. Bob served multiple terms on the Vestry including holding the office of Senior Warden and being in charge of the endowment fund.  They had many good times with members of the Couples Club. In 2009, they moved to Friendswood to be close to three of their children, but they never forgot their many friends in the Ozarks.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 59 ½ years, in 2014 Miona Armstrong. He is survived by his sons, Charles H. Armstrong and wife Karen of Clear Lake, Robert E. Armstrong, Jr. and wife Paula of Friendswood, Andrew C. Armstrong of Wichita, Kansas, daughter Rebecca Armstrong Peebles and husband Thomas of Alvin, grandchildren, Victoria Armstrong of Clear Lake, Elizabeth Armstrong McMillan and husband Frank of Norfolk, Virginia, Mitchell Armstrong of Friendswood, Nicholas Armstrong of Clear Lake, and Julia Armstrong of Wichita, Kansas, nieces and nephews, Jan Franks, Linda Diane Miller, Norva Fisher, Ron Negley, and Phil Negley.

He was a member of the American Legion in Springfield and was a 64 year member in the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Illinois.

The family wants to thank the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living and Faith Community     Hospice for their care of Bob in his last days.

Memorials can be made to the Salvation Army, P. O. Box 9685, Springfield, Missouri 65801.

Friends won’t forget his big smile and hearty laugh, and his children will always laugh when they remember the time he said he was going to start swinging.

A funeral service is scheduled for February 4, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Springfield followed by burial in the Dixon Cemetery at about 2:30 P.M.

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

Finley Holmes Horn

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Finley Holmes Horn

3/24/1934 - 1/13/2017

Finley Holmes Horn, 82, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2017 in Friendswood, TX. Finley was born on March 24, 1934 in Abilene, TX. He was one of five children, born to parents Hugh Horn, Sr. and Ann Holmes Horn.

He married Mamie Ruth Skipper on September 29, 1951.  Finley and Skip, as she was known, lived in various parts of Texas throughout their marriage. The couple had three children Larry, Paul, and Holly. After many years in Finley's construction business, the family moved to Friendswood, TX where he and his wife Skip owned and operated real estate and oilfield investments. They enjoyed their family, work, friends, and being involved in various area clubs and organizations.

Finley was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather as well as a loyal friend to many. He had a passion for sharing knowledge about the past generations of his family, and sharing these stories with his many friends and family. He was an experienced pilot with over 5,000 hours in the air and loved to discuss his experiences with other pilots. Finley was the type of man that would give the shirt off his back to anyone he saw that was in need. He spent his entire life helping others, not because he felt he should but because he enjoyed helping his family, friends and strangers.

Finley was preceded in death by his wife Skip; his parents; brothers, Hugh Horn Jr. and Charles Horn; and granddaughter Skipper Lee Horn.

He is survived by his sister, Margie Ann Hammack, his brother, Gerald Horn, his sister-in-law’s, Polly Horn, Lavern Horn and Frankie Horn. His three children, Larry Horn and wife Melody, Paul Finley Horn and wife Jill, Holly Horn Mickler and husband Jeff. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Wayne Horn, Kassi Horn, Jenny Horn, Jessica Horn Geiman and husband Lance, Sean Finley Mickler and wife Katie, Brendan Barry and fiancée Kara Weber, Kacie Nyholt and husband Adam, and Allison Devera and husband Justin. He was the proud great grandfather to 11 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:00PM at Field Store Cemetery, 26100 Schneider Road, Waller, TX 77484.

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

Janet (Jan) Miles Murphy

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Janet (Jan) Miles Murphy

11/7/1953 - 1/5/2017

Janet (Jan) Miles Murphy was born November 7, 1953, in Harlingen, Texas, where she attended St. Alban’s school and graduated from Harlingen High School and was crowned Algodon Queen.  She went on to graduate Cum Laude from North Texas State University (renamed University of North Texas in 1988, much to Jan’s regret and dismay!) Having moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where she worked in sales and marketing, she met and married Bill Caver.  The two were married 25 years, divorced, and remained good friends.

After a brief battle with esophageal cancer, Jan passed away January 5, 2017.  Her ashes will rest at Lake Martin in Alabama.

Jan was the daughter of and was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Tommie Murphy. She is survived by her precious dog Sammy, her sister, Tracey Murphy Longshore, as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Her perky independence will be sorely missed.

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

Paula Sue Yde McElligott

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Paula Sue Yde McElligott

10/25/1965 - 1/5/2017

Paula Yde McElligott, 51, passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded by family in Methodist Hospital, Houston on January 5, 2017.

Paula Sue was born on October 25, 1965. She was the 4th child born to Gene Avery and Eleanor (Umstead) Yde in Lewistown, Montana. She spent her childhood in Bozeman, Montana and graduated from Bozeman Senior High School in 1984.  Paula was a phenomenal tennis player and was named a Prince All American Player in high school. 

She attended Montana State University in Bozeman and received her undergraduate degree in Education and Physical Education in 1989.  It was there she met her future husband Vince. They married following graduation on June 23, 1989 in Bozeman. 

After graduation, they moved to Washington, D.C. where they lived until 1995.  During these years Paula worked for Interstate Truckload Carriers Conference, a division of the American Trucking Association as their office and membership development manager.  Their first child, Maryan Theresa was born November 16, 1993 in Washington, DC.  Maximilian Thomas followed on July 21, 1995. 

One week after Max's birth, the family moved to Fort Collins, CO. They lived in Colorado from 1995-2002.  It was here that Paula retired to her favorite job: full time mom!

In 2002, the family moved to their current home in Friendswood, TX.  During these years, Paula dedicated her life and talents to her children and family. She attended every soccer game her daughter played, every baseball game her son played, and every school function that needed organization and direction. Her organizational skills were legendary among her friends. If anyone needed anything, Paula was there. She continued that dedication when her daughter Maryan began at University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK (soccer) and Max began at Rice University, Houston (baseball, rugby).  

Paula spent so much quality time with her parents as they followed the family to Fort Collins and Friendswood. Paula and her mom Eleanor shopped, quilted and baked! Her giving heart lives on in the multitude of baby blankets and matching doll blankets made by the two that are littered across the country. These could have been given to family, friends or new friends they had just met. They took several cross country road trips to visit family and friends. Paula loved crafting. During her children's high school years, the house was converted to Homecoming Mum Central. She spent thousands of hours creating Homecoming mums for her daughter and others. Paula was known to make house calls if there was a 'mum emergency'. She loved crosswords, puzzles and reading. She loved cooking and baking; testing out new recipes to feed the kids and any extra ball players. She was generous with her time and talent; a true friend to others and an organizational diva for all. 

Paula is preceded in death by her father Gene. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Vince, and two children, Maryan (23) and Max (21); her mother, Eleanor; her sister, Janet Yde Inver Grove Heights, MN; brother, Chris (Ginger) Helena, MT; and brother, Eric (Anna) Idaho Falls, ID as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 11 am at Jeter Funeral, 311 North Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX77546. A reception will follow at Villa Capri in 3713 NASA Road 1, Seabrook, TX

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the JDRF Diabetes Foundation or Diabetes Research of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the McElligott family by using the link www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

John Joseph Fridye

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John Joseph Fridye

5/19/1929 - 1/5/2017

John Joseph Fridye, 87, of Friendswood, Texas passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Coaina Janice Fridye, and daughter Anne Marie Dodd. 

He is survived by his sons, Thomas, Mark, and John M. and his wife Pamela and grandchildren Kimberly and McKenna. 

He graduated from Reagan High School and the University of Houston. John was an engineer for Southwestern Bell and enjoyed bowling, which was a part of his life until he was reunited with his wife Coaina. 

The visitation will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the recital of the Rosary held at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX, 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.  Entombment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 7801 Gulf Freeway at Hughes Rd., Dickinson, TX followed by a reception at Mary Queen Catholic Church. 

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

Larry Wayne Grimes

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Larry Wayne Grimes

11/16/1936 - 1/2/2017

Larry Wayne Grimes, 80, of Alvin, TX passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017.  He was born November 16, 1936 to Clovis L. Grimes and Ruth E. Tiffany Grimes in Tomahawk, WI.  He attended Merrill High School.

Larry served in the Army in Japan (1954-1955) and Korea (1956).  He married November 14, 1959 and recently celebrated his 57th wedding anniversary with his wife Marie.  Skilled in construction and machinery, Larry started and ran several businesses, including Larry Grimes Interests, Inc., where he enjoyed fabricating clamps to seal chemical and process leaks in the petrochemical, refinery, electrical, paper, shipping and food service industries.  He also started the Alvin Builder’s Association.  When he retired, he spent time traveling in Texas and Wisconsin, as well as reading, hunting, fishing, woodworking, and creating beautiful keepsakes.  Larry was also a 3rd degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus – Council 6403 and generously donated to multiple charities and causes.  He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Brian Grimes and brother Carl Grimes.

Larry is survived by his wife, Marie Grimes; children, Bernie Grimes and wife Diana, Bruce Grimes and wife Theresa and Christie Grimes Topping and husband Brian; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  He also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with the rosary led by Allen Stanton to begin at 6:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

A Funeral Mass offered by Father Martin Nelson will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 110 E. South St., Alvin, TX 77511.  Interment will follow at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

Pallbearers include  Robert Delancy, Kenny Evans, Paul Hickman, Charles Orsak, Craig Pace and David Standard.

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

Joan Elaine Barton Adkins

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Joan Elaine Barton Adkins

4/2/1949 - 1/2/2017

Joan Elaine Barton Adkins, 67, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017.  She was born April 2, 1949 in Galveston, TX.

She worked at American National Insurance Company for 37 years until her retirement in June 2015.  She loved spending time with her husband Danny of 27 years.  She enjoyed tending to her yard and taking care of her plants and garden.  She loved her cats and her dogs.  Joan loved spending time cooking for her family and friends.

Joan is survived by her husband Danny; daughter Melissa Garcia and husband Anthony; son Earl Ricicar Jr., and wife Brandi, Jody Adkins and wife Carie and Daniel Adkins and wife Delana; sister Linda Pross and husband David; niece Davia Theresa; 6 grandchildren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2:00 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 Adkins family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

Betty Tolbert Dearmore

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Betty Tolbert Dearmore

1/1/1928 - 1/2/2017

Betty Marie Whitley Tolbert Dearmore was born in Dallas, Texas on January 1, 1928 to Delma Roy Whitley and Maudie Hendrix Whitley.  She was the first New Year’s baby girl born in Dallas that year.  She moved to Paris, Texas when she was 10 years old and later attended Paris Junior College where she met Carl Tolbert.  They attended the University of Texas in Austin and were married in 1948.  During his time as a Chaplain in the Army, they lived in San Antonio, Texas, New York City, Anchorage, Alaska, Washington D.C, Copperas Cove, Texas and Indianapolis, Indiana.  They had two children, Catherine and James. Betty taught school at every location, for a total of 29 years in education.  After her divorce from Carl in 1980, she married Bill Dearmore and they lived in San Antonio, Texas.  She retired from teaching in 1994 after battling breast cancer, but could not remain inactive.  She began a small visitation program that trained teams with dogs that has grown into a premier organization for training and visitation, PAWS for Service in San Antonio.  She moved to Friendswood in 2003 to be closer to her family and lived at the Bedford Apartments until December, 2015, when she moved in with her daughter.  She died at home, under hospice care, for liver failure.

She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Mergele, son-in-law Richard Clark, grandchildren Edwin, Carl, Jennifer and David Mergele, and her daughters-in-law Coleen, Joleen and Julia Mergele. Her great-grandchildren are Ella, Oliver, Alex and Irene. She is pictured holding Irene.  She is also survived by her granddaughter Alicia Clark, and her children Chyna, Myka, Mia, Kylee, Dominic and Madison.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made by check to PAWS for Service, 5531 Thunder Oaks, San Antonio, Texas 78261 or the website at www.pawsforservice.org for a button that says “donate” and donations can be made via credit card or paypal.  http://pawsforservice.org/public1/?page id=27


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Jerri Lynn Leppert Hernandez

6/30/1964 - 12/29/2016

Jerri Lynn Leppert Hernandez, 52, of Houston, TX passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016.  She was born June 30, 1964 to Alfred M. Leppert and Cynthia K. Stephens Leppert in Palo Alto, CA.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Jerry Stark officiating.

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

Jane Young Carter

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Jane Young Carter

10/12/1926 - 12/29/2016

Jane Young Carter, 90, of Manvel, TX passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016.  She was born October 12, 1926 to William Young and Dora Naylor Young in Charleston, WV.

She is survived by her daughters, Jane Kubalek of Portland, OR, Pamela Griffith of Dickinson, TX, Lynn Johnson of Houston, TX and Patricia Garnett of Manvel, TX; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 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 private interment will be held at the Houston National Cemetery.

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

Elizabeth Ann Benham

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Elizabeth Ann Benham

7/7/1957 - 12/27/2016

Elizabeth Ann Benham, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away on December 27, 2016 at age 59.  Elizabeth was born July 7, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas to parents Durward Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Benham.  Elizabeth had one older brother, Durward Jr. In 1964, the family moved to a farm near Lovington, New Mexico. Elizabeth enjoyed the change from city to farm life, helping with chores, riding her pony Fancy and playing with the family dog Butch. Elizabeth was an honor student at Lovington High School, active in band, editor of the school newspaper and participated in several organizations where she held leadership positions. She decided to follow her brother in engineering and graduated from New Mexico State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemical engineering. Elizabeth was employed by Phillips Petroleum as a summer student at the Copolymer Plant in Borger, Texas for two years before graduating. After graduation she began what would be a highly successful and accomplished thirty seven year career with Phillips Petroleum and Chevron Phillips. Elizabeth began her career in 1980 as a Research and Development Engineer at the Bartlesville, Oklahoma Polyolefin Pilot Plant. Elizabeth spent twelve years as the Polyolefin unit engineer advancing to Senior Research Engineer. In 1990, Elizabeth was selected by the National Society of Professional Engineers as Young Engineer of the year for both Bartlesville and the state of Oklahoma. Elizabeth spent four years in Licensing followed by five years as the Polyolefins Pilot Plant Manager, which was her personal goal and dream job. During her time as Research Engineer and Pilot Plant Manager, Elizabeth invented two strategic manufacturing processes that were previously thought to be impossible. In 1996, Elizabeth’s efforts were recognized by R&D Magazine’s 100 Best New Products of 1996. Elizabeth received a Phillips Petroleum Company Innovation Award in 1996 and a Technical Achievement Award in 1997. Elizabeth was named Hero of Chemistry by the American Chemical Society in 1997. While Pilot Plant Manager, Elizabeth continued her education. In May 2000, Elizabeth earned a Master of Science Degree in Engineering and Technology Management from Oklahoma State University with Highest Honors. In 2000, following the merger of Chevron and Philips, Elizabeth transferred to the Kingwood, Texas Engineering Services as Engineering Fellow leading a wide range of projects for the past sixteen years. Elizabeth was recognized by Who’s Who in Science in Engineering for 2000-2001. During her career, she enjoyed the opportunity to travel the globe. Elizabeth continued to innovate over her entire career and was granted 150 United States Patents (and counting) and published numerous technical papers. Elizabeth was a Registered Professional Engineer and member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers and The Society of Women Engineers.

Elizabeth enjoyed summer vacations with the family that spanned the entire United States. She loved to sew and was an avid quilter. She also enjoyed attending the theater, opera, Houston Astros and Houston Rockets games.

Elizabeth and John Dale Stewart were married on March 29, 2014.

They first met in their early days at Phillips Petroleum. In addition to their busy careers at Chevron Philips, they loved to travel, visit family and pursue their many common interests.

Survivors include her husband, John D. Stewart; brother, Durward Benham Jr. and his wife Barbara; niece, Christine Benham Schwindt and her husband Geoffrey; and nephew, Durward Benham III.

Services to be announced.

Contributions can be made in Elizabeth’s memory to the Judy’s Mission® to end ovarian cancer at judysmission.org

Richard Dickson

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Richard Dickson


Richard Dickson left us in style, aboard the MS Silver Whisper Cruise Ship, passing through the Panama Canal on Thursday, December 8th 2016. Richard was the son of the late Henry Evans Dickson and Gertrude Hunt Dickson.

Richard was preceded in death by his mother and father and nephew, Jimmy Dickson.

Richard shared his life with his darling bride, Cynthia Tyrrell Dickson, his son, Christopher Henry Dickson, Christopher’s wife, Gloria and the darling of his eye, his granddaughter, “Baby Gabs,” Gabriella Ocean Dickson, all whom live in Merritt Island, Florida.

He is survived by his granddaughter Gabriella Dickson, son, Christopher Dickson, brother, Jim Dickson, sister-in-law, Hita, in-laws, cousins and friends from around the world.

Richard lived life to the fullest, accomplishing feats that would take the average person three lives to achieve. His strongest love and passion was always flying. He enjoyed a remarkable career as a pilot for Eastern Airlines that took him from the Lockheed Constellation to the mighty L-1011. In addition to that he also piloted many rare vintage aircraft after his retirement from Eastern. His other passions included boating and fishing. Richard traveled the world always in pursuit of the next big catch. In addition, he enjoyed skiing the Swiss Alps, gazing at the fields of flowers in Peru, and delighted in exquisite foods from China, Russia, Europe, Mexico, and many an island. He was also a co-founder of Dickson Furniture Industries in Houston, taking many trips to the Far East to represent the furniture company. He loved his dogs, especially Matilda, the English bulldog. We often said that if there really was reincarnation, Richard would come back at “Tilly” and sit on someone’s lap like his!

He was a strong, proud, distinguished and accomplished man, a dedicated father to the end. He was one of those men that just seemed to know something about everything.

Please join the family and friends Saturday, January 7th, from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the home of Jim and Hita Dickson (home is in Pearland, TX) to celebrate his life and remember his many journeys. Please RSVP hitadickson@hotmail.com further information.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Richard Dickson.

Gregory Lawrence Olgreen

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Gregory Lawrence Olgreen

5/2/1956 - 12/21/2016

Gregory Lawrence Olgreen, 60, of Houston, TX passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.  He was born May 2, 1956 to Ove Olgreen and Rose Schneider Olgreen in Peoria, IL.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Jerry Stark officiating.

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

John Edward Cahoon, Jr.

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John Edward Cahoon, Jr.

9/28/1933 - 12/22/2016

John Edward Cahoon, Jr., 83, of League City, TX passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, December 22, 2016. 

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 61 years, Elizabeth, and his children:  Rev. John Cahoon, Karen Callihan, Lisa Hranitzky (Paul), Joan Creedon (Michael), Diane White (Mike), Andrea Cahoon, Kristen Holland, Jim Cahoon (Lauren), Debra Vascik (Kevin).  John was the proud Granddaddy of 25 grandchildren, their spouses, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, December 26, 2016 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.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 where John was an active parishioner.  A private interment will be held at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.

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

Sidney Bassett Allbritton

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Sidney Bassett Allbritton

7/25/1929 - 12/20/2016

Sidney Bassett Allbritton, 87 of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  He was born July 25, 1929 to James R. Allbritton and Anna J. Harrington Allbritton in Mount Olive, MS.

Sidney was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Allbritton; his mom and dad; his sisters, Myrna, and Rosabelle; and his brother Joe.

He is survived by his wife Sandi; and his beloved daughters, are Rosann McCormick and her husband Sean and Cydni Lynn Raven and her husband Paul; grandchildren are Sean Patrick Stokes and wife Bonny, Arthur McCormick and wife Jessica, Geoffery McCormick and wife Jacey, Meghan Lahey and husband Brendan, and John Raven; great grandchildren are Hannah, William, Charlie, Sienna, Maura, Rosemary, and Patrick; he is survived in Mississippi by three favorite nieces, Hazel Dunnam, Carolyn Graves and Dot Trammel; and many other relatives and cherished friends. One of his favorite stories was that he was born a Great Uncle.

Sidney’s first love was the Lord, then family, friends, prayer, singing, bicycle riding, and studying.  Sidney was a long time member of the Friendswood Friends Church and had an insatiable love of the bible.  His love was deep, his smile was infectious, and his prayers were constant.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. followed by a memorial service celebrating Sidney’s life at 10:00 A.M. at the Friendswood Friends Church, 502 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. David Bridges officiating. Interment will follow at the Friends Cemetery.

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

Mary Sumrall Sydnor

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Mary Sumrall Sydnor

6/8/1960 - 12/18/2016

Mary Sumrall Sydnor, 56, of Webster, Texas passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. She was born on June 8, 1960 to George Travis Sumrall and Velma Everhart Sumrall. Mary enjoyed growing up in Southeast Houston at the family's Garden Villas home. After graduating from Mount Carmel High School in 1979, Mary continued her education at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Houston. Mary's amiable personality was a perfect match for a career in sales and marketing. She loved being an active member of Webster Presbyterian Church.

Mary is survived by her sons, David Martin Sydnor and Stephen Christopher Sydnor, sisters, Paula Sumrall Smith and Laura Sumrall Bryan, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is also survived by an amazing church family and innumerable dear friendships, which kept her afloat during her prolonged illness.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 West Nasa Parkway, Webster, Texas 77598.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be to Webster Presbyterian Church, www.websterpresby.org or to the American Kidney Fund www.kidneyfund.org.

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

Ernest Frank Heeb

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Ernest Frank Heeb

7/22/1938 - 12/17/2016

Ernest Frank Heeb, 78, of Friendswood, Texas passed away December 17, 2016.  He was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 22, 1938, and graduated from Christian Brothers University, of Memphis, TN in 1962.  For a number of years, he was an accountant and controller for Texas State Optical of Beaumont.

Ernie was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Vidor, Texas, from 1976 through 1988, and Mary Queen Catholic Church of Friendswood, Texas, during the past 25 years.  He served as an usher and Eucharistic minister, and participated in many other ministries.  He was a Past Grand Knight at Our Lady of Lourdes and Mary Queen K of C Councils.  He was a founding member of St. Anne’s K of C Council in Coppell, Texas, and a 4th degree member of Pearland Council.  He chaired the Mary Queen Lenten fish fry for many years and remained an active participant.  Being a Chicago native, he was a dedicated Chicago sports fan, especially the Cubs, and in spite of his illnesses managed to stay awake through the last game of the World Series to see them win.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Katherine, and three daughters, Katherine Keith and her husband Kit, Elizabeth Heeb, and Patricia Zimmer and her husband Daniel, and grandson, Vaughn Daniel Zimmer.  He was preceded in death by his parents August and Francziska Heeb, and son Vincent John Heeb.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a rosary at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 with burial to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.

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




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.