Wanda May Williams Skinner, died February 18, 2017, in Webster, Texas. Wanda was born April 23, 1939 in Heber Springs, Arkansas to James Alvin Williams and Lois Allen Williams. She later moved to and graduated high school in Merced, California.
She married Jesse F. Skinner in 1959. They lived in several places throughout the United States eventually moving to Santa Fe, Texas in 1979 and settling in Alvin, Texas in 1981.
Wanda was a legal secretary in the office of Attorneys Jim Wigginton and Garth Woods for more than 20 years.
She is survived by her sons, Jon Mark Skinner (Alvin), Getty Skinner (Jacksonville, Florida), daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Jo and Mitch Heiserman (Alvin), daughter-in-law turned daughter, Paula K. Skinner (Oregon), a nephew, Bill Lamb (Alvin), a brother, James Allen Williams (Merced, California), 12 grandchildren, Jesse F.B. Skinner (California), Heidi M. Kiser (Oregon), Adam E. Skinner (Oregon), Joseph W. Hubbard, Joshua W. Hubbard, Jacob W. Hubbard and Jared W. Hubbard (all of Heavener, Oklahoma), Stephanie R. Wilson, Brittany L. Skinner, Nicholas G. Heiserman, E. Alexander Heiserman, and Zachary L. Heiserman (all of Alvin, Texas); 17 great-grandchildren, Tanner and Natalie Kiser, Dylan and Taylor Skinner, Bryce, Trystan and Alyssa Skinner, Makinzie, Grace and Lilly Erwin, Jodie Hubbard, Kaylee Eastland, Katherine Gonzalez, Cheyanne Skinner, Jesse and Ally Hubbard, and Luke Scott Dukes-Heiserman, and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter, Lois Ann Skinner-Hubbard, a great-granddaughter, Samantha Gonzalez, her daughter-in-law, Marla K. Skinner, and her son-in-law, Phillip Hubbard.
In honor of Wanda’s wishes, she will be cremated and no services will be held.
Condolences may be sent to the Skinner family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Charles Ray Bond, 63, of Friendswood, TX passed away on February 17, 2017. He was born August 18, 1953 to Jimmie and Thelma Bond in Dickinson, TX. It was in Dickinson that he began his school years where he quickly gave his parents a glimpse of the wild years that would lie ahead: On his very first day of school, a young Charles shocked his class by kicking his teacher square in the shin. Later on, believing a Catholic-school education might be… beneficial… his parents enrolled him in Our Lady of Refuge in Refugio, TX. However, this did little to curb the wild child’s ways; it was there Charles set fire to the frizzy hair of the red-haired girl who sat in front of him in class. Finally, back in public school, Charles earned his high school diploma at A.C. Collins High School in Beeville, TX (where, as family legend has it, everything was so old it was all in black and white).
Charles went on to work a small handful of jobs, including as a scuba diver building bridges at a Naval base in Virginia, before he found his home in the plastics business. This was the industry for which Charles would become a crucial player. He worked his way up the ranks, becoming plant manager, and eventually Director of Marketing at a company that would be known as TSI in De Quincy, LA. This was a career he thrived in, and the industry was better for having had him be part of it.
In his late 20s, he had two children, Kristin and Justin; in his early 30s, he met the love of his life Gail and also gained a son Jeremy. A little while later he married Gail, and they would move to Houston and ultimately buy their home in Friendswood, TX. Charles loved his family with passion, always putting them before himself. When he first became a grandfather in 2004, he was overjoyed to step into his new role of Pawpaw. His grandchildren became the apples of his eye, and they loved him deeply in return. Also worth mentioning, Charles was a softy for his dogs, and Grizzly, Pedro, Little Girl, and Red gave him great joy and were very much part of his family.
Charles was a great man with a passion for life. His career was quite important to him, he was respected by all who worked with him, and often he wouldn’t know when to call an end to the workday. As hard as he worked, he also knew how to enjoy himself. He was the life of a party, and it is widely said he never met a stranger. He’d give the shirt off his back for family or friend, and more often than not, did just that.
Charles was preceded in death by parents, Jimmie and Thelma Bond. He is survived by wife Gail, son Jeremy and wife Fancy, daughter Kristin, son Justin and wife Lizz, grandchildren Xander, Gracy, Zaira, Reed, Ivan, and Clive, brother Jerry and wife Judy.
Charles spent his earthly years being a loving family man, a hardworking career man, a loyal friend, and a jokester with a great sense of humor. Today, he is our angel in Heaven.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.
Condolences may be sent to the Bond family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Gary Wayne Hitt, 59, of Houston, TX passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was born December 9, 1957 to Herman E. Hitt, Jr. and Dorothy Miller Hitt in Houston, TX.
Gary graduated from Alvin High School and attended Sam Houston State University. He married Tammye Hester in June of 1984 and they lived in Alvin with their two kids, Brante and Brande, until Tammye’s death in 1990.
He was involved in all areas of athletics during his childhood in Alvin. You would find him on the football field, baseball field, or racing motocross on any Sunday. As an adult, Gary held various jobs in sales, but landed at the Houston Shoe Hospital as a long term employee.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Tammye Hester Hitt, and wife, Gertie Gayhart.
He is survived by son Brante Hester and wife Leslie; and daughter, Brande Hester Medved and husband Martin; grandchildren, Philip Medved, Adrian Medved, and Emilia Medved; brother Lyn Hitt and wife Shirley; sister Gayle Hitt Brown and husband Doug; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Lake Houston United Methodist Church, 23606 FM 2100, Huffman, TX 77336 with Pastor Frank Coats officiating.
If desired, memorial and tribute donations in Gary’s memory may be made to Donate Life America at www.donatelife.net
Condolences may be sent to the Hitt family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
William Edwin Guthrie, 82, of Houston, TX passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was born December 20, 1934 to Jack Guthrie and Valerie Ramsey Guthrie in Walnut, NC.
Bill attended high school in Walnut, NC where he graduated top of his class, played varsity football, basketball and baseball. After graduation Bill served in the Army during the Korean War from 1957 to 1959. He was an expert gunner and tank driver in the 37th Armor, Company 8. While serving he received several letters of commendation for superior ability and outstanding achievement. After the military and living in Florida, Bill moved to Texas to work with his best friend Chuck Miller of Chuck Miller Ford for over 27 years. Not being successful at retirement, he then opened his own business, Bill’s Wrecker Service for several years. He then moved back home to Ashville, NC where he worked at Dunahoe Shaw Ford due to his love of cars and racing. Upon returning to Texas, after his granddaughter was born, he worked at Auto Tech in Friendswood for 16 years.
Bill loved riding his many Harley’s he had over the years, taking care of his vehicles and dog “Bandit” meticulously, NASCAR Racing, country western dancing and Football. He loved spending his spare time supporting his grand-daughter in all her activities, from going to her softball games, attending her choir performances to most recently attending her high school musical.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Valerie Guthrie from Walnut, NC and other relatives.
Bill is survived by stepdaughters, Alisa Sutton and Alana Groneman; son-n-law, Kevin Groneman; grand-daughter, Cierra Sutton; and many friends.
Bill was always willing to help out anyone in need, family or friends. Bill was a very loving, generous man who loved with all his heart. Bill “Paw Paw” will truly be missed.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:00 A.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 Guthrie family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth Sheridan Wilson, 94, of League City, TX passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was born May 1, 1922 to Paul Wilson and Dorothy Dunsworth Wilson in Waterloo, IA.
Ken leaves his wife of 54 years, Regina.
After December 7, 1941, Ken’s older brother, Robert was called up by the Army and reported to Ft. Know, KY to be trained as part of the Tank Corps which saw action in the European Theater. Shortly after that, Ken enlisted in the Marine Corps and reported to San Diego for basic training.
After a tour in San Francisco, he was transferred back to San Diego to become part of the newly formed Fourth Marine Division. He was assigned to the 24th Marine Regiment. After several months training in amphibious landings using the now-famous Higgins Boats, his unit mounted out during January 1944 and participated in the Marshall Islands Landing, where they met relatively light resistance and in about four days secured their area of responsibility, which had been Namur Island. They soon returned to Maui for R&R.
Their next objectives were the islands of Saipan and Tinian. On Saipan, Ken received his first wound in the form of a mortar barrage that left his back full of shrapnel. He was removed to Guadacanal to recuperate. He was told that he had over 20 pieces of shrapnel in his back, some of which were removed, but most remained. He was removed by hospital ship to Maui for R&R. He located his old unit and after a few weeks reported back for duty.
In early February, 1945 his unit received orders to become part of Task Force 53 and mounted out to the Eastern Pacific and retraced the route to Tinian and Saipan, which had become stepping off points more landings East of those islands. His unit was briefed about an island called Iwo Jima, which was about 750 miles from Tokyo and 600 miles from Saipan. “Sulfur Island” was to become an indelible memory in Ken’s mind. To this day he still ponders why others were taken and he survived. His company suffered 75% casualties and only six of the original men in his platoon survived. He received 3 purple hearts.
Before the Japan surrendered, Ken reported for Officer Training in Colorado, but when the atomic bomb was dropped and the war was over, Ken mustered out of the Corps and took advantage of the GI Bill. He furthered his education and received a PhD in Microbiology. He went on to retire as a professor at Purdue University. As a professor of biology, he received special recognition for excellence in teaching during his three decades on the faculty.
Ken’s Professional experience includes: Prof., Dept. of Biology, Purdue University-Calumet, 1964; Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Biology, Purdue University-Calumet, 1959-1964; Assist. Prof., Dept. of Biology, Purdue University-Calumet, 1957-1959; Instructor, Dept. of Biology, Purdue University-Calumet, 1954-1957; Research Assist., Dept. of Biology, Purdue University, 1950-1954; Instructor, Purdue University, Indianapolis, 1954-1955; Graduate Assist., Dept. of Botany, University of Wyoming, 1949-1950; Undergraduate Assist., Dept. of Botany, Colorado College, 1946-1949.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.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 Wilson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Janet Estelle Hartfield Williams, age 81, of Friendswood, Texas passed away on January 31, 2017 after a brave battle with congestive heart failure this past year. She was born on October 4, 1935 in Hammond, Indiana.
Janet was most proud of her family and viewed her daughter (Sheryl) and grandsons (Ward and Phillip) as the apples of her eye. She often referred to “the best years of her life” as the 7 years she spent living with and helping raise her grandsons and she remained a constant influence in their lives. Her sisters (Donna, Bonnie and Sally) remained very close despite living 1500 miles apart. The bond of sisterhood was never broken.She cherished family times, vacations, and playing games. She lived her life to help others which was reflected in her friendships and various volunteer passions. Her Dachshunds were her faithful four-legged companions. She made many friendships over her career as an Administrative Assistant at Girl Scout Offices in Indiana & Illinois, and lastly retiring from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Grants and Contracts Department in 1998.
Janet was predeceased by her parents, William Schurr and Emma Leona Bonnet Hartfield; father- and mother-in-law, George Harmer and Bertha Belle Brodbeck Williams; husband, James Harmer Williams; brother-in-laws, Ronald “Doc” Wacnik, Robert Karsnak, Owen Muir; and her beloved Dachshunds:Abbigail “Abby” and Pollyanna “Polly.”
Janet is survived by sisters, Donna Wacnik of Valparaiso, Indiana; Bonnie Muir of St. John, Indiana; Sally and husband Kent Westley of Dyer, Indiana; sister-in-law,Ellen Karsnak of Willis, Texas; daughter, Sheryl and husband Mike Murphy of Friendswood, Texas; grandsons, Ward and wife Megan Nguyen Jablonski of Waco, Texas; Phillip Jablonski of Friendswood, Texas; Denton and wife Celina Holmes Murphy of San Francisco, CA; Michael and wife Jessica Gerke Murphy of Houston, TX; great-granddaughter, Brooke Murphy of Houston, TX; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends too numerous to count.
The family would like to thank Hallmark Hospice (Kendall RN and Dr. Grumbles) and the owner (Melia) and staff at Serenity Gardens in Friendswood, TX for the loving care and compassion they provided at the end of Janet’s life. The family would also like to thank the staff at Brookdale Pearland for providing companionship to Janet the past 3 years.Finally, the family would like to thank Pastor Casey Jones, Carolyn, Peggy, Anna, Louise, and Liz for helping her maintain an active life at her church.
A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held for Janet on March 25, 2017 at 3:00PM at her church - The First Presbyterian Church in Pearland (2930 Broadway St., Pearland, TX77581) with a dinner following in the fellowship hall. Interment of her ashes will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond, Indiana later this summer.
In lieu of flowers, Janet requested donations be made in her memory to her church or to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (grants and contracts).
JoAnn Breault (nee Pellegrino), age 76, passed away on January 31, 2017 near her Friendswood, TX home.
Beloved wife of Thomas N. Breault, Sr.; loving mother of Michael (John Baker), Thomas Jr. and Lisa Ramsey; loving grandmother to Joanna, Marissa and Dylan; dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10:00am at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546.
Condolences may be sent to the Breault family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Thomas Andrew Smola, 77, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. He was born May 31, 1939 to Andrew Smola and Elizabeth Minnery Smola in Cleveland, OH and was an only child. He graduated from Benedictine High School in Cleveland, OH in 1957.
He married Patricia Ann Brody on October 6, 1962 and together they raised 4 children, 1 son and 3 daughters. He is a retired Naval Chief Petty Officer/Disable Vietnam Veteran and a retired Houston Police Officer/Communications Division. He was an avid historical reader, built numerous model ships, model trains and complex train layouts.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
He is survived by his son Tony Smola and his wife Meg, their children Robert Smola, Ruby Smola and Isabelle Smola; daughter Sharon Boddie and her husband David, their sons, Blayde Boddie and Zayne Boddie; daughter Julie Lambert and her husband Jay, their daughter Jenna Lambert; daughter Debbie Harper and her husband Steve, her daughters, Emily Kneisler, Elayna Kneisler and Elyssa Kneisler; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. with a memorial mass to follow at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. James H. Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) at dav.org.
Condolences may be sent to the Smola family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Julia Evelyn May Lynge, of Dickinson, TX, was born in Onalaska, TX on April 21, 1938 to Zula Effie Cook and James Dewey May.She was 78 years old when she passed away on January 29, 2017.
Julia grew up in the Houston neighborhood of South Park, where she was a faithful member of South Park Baptist Church.She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1955.
She worked as a bank teller – a job that she took very seriously – and enjoyed a 20-plus year career at several banks, including:Plaza del Oro, Bank of North America, and Gulfgate Bank.
Julia was a beautiful, fun-loving person, who liked to fish, and was always ready for a boat ride or fun on the water.She loved her family, her pets, and most importantly, her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Lynge; mother, Zula; father, Dewey; and brother, Perry May.
She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Mae Greer; granddaughter, Corie Lynn Greer; sister, Gail Knoll and husband Ronnie; sister-in-law, Tommie May; niece, Terri Turbeville and husband Tim; nephew, Mark May and wife Debbie; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00pm at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.
Condolences may be sent to the Lynge family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Christene Cook Rivers Thompson, 94, of Alvin, TX went to be with the Lord on the evening of Monday, January 30, 2017. She was born April 4, 1922 to Arthur Jackson Cook and Samantha Bell Griffin Cook in Bainbridge, GA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 5 siblings; first husband, Thomas W. Rivers of 24 years, with whom she had 3 daughters, and second husband of 39 wonderful years, Vernon W. Thompson.
Christene is survived by her daughters, Linda Rivers Greer and husband James, Candy Rivers Zunker and husband Smitty, Joyce Rivers Smith and husband Richard; son Bert Thompson and wife Cathy; and daughter Nadine Thompson; 7 loved grandchildren; 5 adored great-grandchildren; and dozens of extended family members and cherished friends. Special thanks to Sandra for her love and care.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with the funeral service to follow at 3:00 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 Thompson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Louise Miller Hitt, 87, of Alvin, TX passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. She was born September 19, 1929 to Louis Miller and Alma Lamb Miller in Flynn, TX. She graduated from Leona High School and attended Sam Houston State University where she earned her BBA and M.Ed. Dorothy married Herman Hitt, Jr. on June 18, 1955 in Evans Chapel-Leona, TX and moved to Alvin where they raised their three children. Dorothy and Herman were married for 34 years.
Dorothy was an educator at Alvin Community College for many years where she headed the Secretarial Science Dept. and made that community her second family. During her life, she was very involved in her church, the First United Methodist Church of Alvin, and more recently loved spending time with her grandkids. She was a beautiful, devoted wife and mother and will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She is survived by her sons, Gary Hitt and Lyn Hitt both of Houston, TX; daughter Gayle Hitt Brown and husband Doug of Bedford, TX; grandchildren, Abby Brown, Kayde Hitt Freeman and husband Lloyd, Alexandria Hitt, Libby Hitt, Brante Hester and wife Leslie and Brande Medved and husband Martin; great-grandchildren, Elijah Freeman, Philip Medved, Adrian Medved and Emilia Medved.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Mike Mayhugh. Interment will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the Evans Chapel Cemetery in Leona, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
Condolences may be sent to the Hitt family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Carl Curtis Lynge was born in Des Moines, Iowa October 20, 1936. He fell asleep in death January 26, 2017. He was 80 years old.
Curtis, as most knew him was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting too. He loved living near the water and resided in San Leon, Texas. Always a host, he was ready to fire up the pit and share a few refreshments with his friends. His real hobby was tinkering with boats with his little Bichon, Misty under foot.
Curtis worked in construction his entire life. He was a superintendent with Warrior Constructors from 1962 to 1986 and then went to work with Gilbane Building Company until 2014 when he retired at the age of 78 to care for his ailing wife.
He was preceded in death by his parents-Carl and Pauline Lynge, sister-Phyllis Wood, first wife- Sandra and son-Adrian.
He is survived by his wife-Julia, who passed away 3 days later on January 29; stepson-Terry Jones, step daughter-Pam Greer and her daughter Corrie as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00PM at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 with Brother George Tunal officiating.
The family wishes to offer special thanks to Shari Nettles, Vanessa Nettles, Nickie Nettles, Fred Maggart, Harvey Beard, Darryl Pool, Gilbane Building Company, Seabreeze Nursing Facility and A-MED Hospice for their assistance in caring for Curtis.
Condolences may be sent to the Lynge family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com
Murvil Rusty Lipsey, III of Alvin, TX passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. He was born July 29, 1957 to Murvil R. Lipsey, II and Jamie F. Casey Lipsey in Beaumont, TX. Rusty was a machinist at Synthecon for 14 years.
Rusty was diagnosed with Leukemia last August. His brother Doug donated his stem cells and he had a stem cell transplant in December. He beat the cancer, but unfortunately he developed complications that took a heavy toll on his body, and ultimately his heart. He passed away peacefully at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ramona; son Murvil Rusty, IV; stepdaughter Georgelina Pena; grandchildren, Alexander and Alyssa; brother Doug; sister-in-law Suzanne; nieces, Jordan and Madison; his beloved dogs, Blackie and Brownie; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, January 30, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.
His wishes were to be cremated.
Condolences may be sent to the Lipsey family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Thom Robertson Hutchins, 48, passed away Saturday morning, January 21, 2017. He was born February 23, 1968, in Aransas Pass, Texas. He was a beloved husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.
Thom spent most of his life on the water as a Tugboat Captain, doing what he loved. He was an excellent fisherman and loved to sing and play the guitar.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Charles Hutchins and infant brother Elam Wesley Hutchins.
Thom is survived by his wife Kathy Hutchins of Friendswood; mother Connie Jones (Bill) of Rockport; two sisters, America Chavez of Rockport and Angela Guinn of Portland; daughter, Heather Abbate of Woodsboro; one granddaughter, Trinity Roth, and three nieces and a nephew.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200. A memorial service will be held in Port Aransas at a later date. A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 4:30 P.M. at the Fisherman’s Wharf in Port Aransas, TX., the family requests that no flowers be sent to the memorial service at the Fisherman’s Wharf.
Condolences may be sent to the Hutchins family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
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, 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.
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
Condolences may be sent to the Breed family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
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.
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.