JETER MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME

Jeter Memorial Funeral Home
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Jeter Memorial Funaral Home

Jeter Memorial Funaral Home

Jeter Memorial Funaral Home

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



 
Reynold W. Knops Jr.

In Loving Memory

Reynold W. Knops Jr.

11/25/1934 - 3/20/2015

Reynold W. Knops Jr., 80, of Friendswood TX passed away on Friday March 20, 2015. He was borne in Passaic, N.J. on November 25 1934 to Reynold and Mary Ann Knops.  He graduated from Clifton High School then entered the U.S. Army in the 1950’s serving in N.J. and Germany as Private First Class.  He continued his education and went on to be an Engineering Draftsman at Singer, Exxon, and DuPont.  Reynold was an amazing humanitarian, received a Black Belt 2 and had a great love for his family, friends, animals, baseball, and of course Jazz.  

 

He was the first of four children survived by his brother, Mark; sisters, Mary Michale and husband Gordon, Paula and husband Marty.  Reynold was a loving father to his children, Dean and wife Candace, Darrel and wife Nancy, Devin; daughter Becky and husband Dan.  He is beloved by his grandchildren, John, Amanda, Callie, Bruce, Alexis, and Vanessa; great-granddaughter Kazidy; and many other family and friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood Tx 77546 (281)992-7200 with Rev. Jerry Stark officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, Reynold wished for donations to be made in his memory to The Humane Society at www.humanesociety.org.

 

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

 
Vickie Lynn Flowers Kidwell

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Vickie Lynn Flowers Kidwell

2/9/1950 - 3/24/2015

Vickie Lynn Flowers Kidwell, 65, of Missouri City, TX passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  She was born on February 9, 1950 to James E. Flowers and Magdalene Denson Flowers in San Antonio, TX.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

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

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Gerald Cleudy Derouen, Sr.

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Gerald Cleudy Derouen, Sr.

9/24/1936 - 3/23/2015

Gerald Cleudy Derouen, Sr., 78, of Houston passed away Monday, March 23, 2015.  Gerald was born on September 24, 1936 to Cleudy Derouen and Inez Broussard Derouen in Biloxi, MS.

 

Gerald owned and operated Industrial and Marine Specialties for 27 years along with his son and grandson.  He was an avid fisherman and lover of animals.  

 

He was preceded in death by his daughter Chere Anne.

 

Gerald is survived by his wife Geraldine (Gerry) of 59 years; daughters, Vicky and husband James, and Felicia; son Gerald Jr. and wife Shana.  Gerald was greatly loved by his grandchildren, Mike, Heather, Travis, Kaylee, Johnathan, Adam, Christian, Ayanna, Trinity, Jordan, and James; three great grandchildren, Christopher, Braydon, and Clover; brother Larry, sister Shirley; and many nieces and nephews.  

 

A Rosary will be recited on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with the Memorial service to follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Fr. Robert Barras officiating.

 

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

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Lisa Rene Sabo Vorderbruegge

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Lisa Rene Sabo Vorderbruegge

11/4/1956 - 3/18/2015

Lisa Rene Sabo Vorderbruegge, 58, of Friendswood, TX passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  Lisa was born November 4, 1956 in Pasadena and was the second of five children born to Michael (Mike) J. Sabo Jr. and Evelyn (Memaw) P. Wason Sabo.  She earned her education in Pasadena ISD, graduating from Sam Rayburn High School in 1974 and was an avid member of the Sam Rayburn Swim Team.  She attended San Jacinto Junior College in Pasadena.  Lisa was a member of St. Pius V Catholic Church in Pasadena.  Her sons were the center of her world.  She worked tirelessly to provide the best life possible for her son's, always putting their needs above her own needs and desires.  Family was the most important thing in Lisa's life; she always strived to be involved in any of her sons and family activities or gatherings.  She enjoyed the outdoors and loved being in and around the water.  She especially enjoyed her time camping on the Guadalupe River with her family.  Lisa retired from AT&T after 39 years of service where she worked in Customer Care and Collections.  She consistently received awards for her outstanding service in providing customer care.  Lisa could always be found giving generously to anyone in need.  Her hugs, extra special care and joyous laughter will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 

Lisa was preceded in death by her longtime partner, Lloyd Hayes and her father Michael Joseph Sabo, Jr.

 

Lisa is survived by her sons, Ryan Michael Vorderbruegge and Steven Joseph Vorderbruegge of Friendswood; her granddaughters, Hailey and Lily; her mother Evelyn Sabo of Pasadena; brothers, Michael Sabo III and wife Patty of Pasadena and Brent Sabo of LaPorte; her sisters, Denise Sabo Grambow and Joseph Mendoza of Pasadena, Tina Sabo Lawson and husband Steve Lawson of Manvel; and many other nephews, niece, family members and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, March 23, 2015 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, March 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.  Interment will follow at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

 

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

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Eileen Lucille  Shaklovitz

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Eileen Lucille Shaklovitz

2/11/1920 - 3/14/2015

Eileen Lucille Shaklovitz passed away peacefully in Pearland, Texas at the age of 95 on March 14, 2015.  She was born in Galveston, Texas on February 11, 1920, the third of eight children born to Leo Collopy, Sr. and Emma Ahrens Collopy.

 

In addition to her parents and seven siblings, she is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Dan Shaklovitz, and her daughter, Diane Florian. 

 

She is survived by her son, Robert Shaklovitz; daughter, Susan Thomas and husband, Jim; son, John Shaklovitz and wife, Pam; son Paul Shaklovitz and wife, Colleen; and nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Norma Shaklovitz and Dorothy Lee Cusick (and husband, George). The family wishes to express their gratitude to Maria Alvarez for her faithful and devoted care of Eileen during the final years of her life.

 

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Friday, March 20, 2015, at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546.  A private interment will be held at a later date at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dickinson, Texas.

 

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

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Nicholas Gus Gerakos

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Nicholas Gus Gerakos

4/26/1926 - 2/27/2015

Nicholas Gus Gerakos, 88, of Friendswood, TX passed away on February 27, 2015 in Houston, TX.  He was born on April 26, 1926 to Gus Gerakos and Sue Roussos Gerakos in Rochester, N.Y.  Nicholas was owner of Gerakos Diner in Rochester and the Redwood Restaurant in Naples, NY.  Nicholas retired in Naples, FL and then on to Houston, TX.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Sue; sister, Mary and son, David.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Diane (John), Dean (Tonya) and Nikki; grandchildren, Jason, Kristy (Brian), Stephanie, Mindy, Amanda and Vanessa; great grandchildren, Dustin and Davin; aunts, Marian Roussos and Betty LiBerti; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.

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

He will be greatly missed by all.

 
John Edward Noël

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John Edward Noël

6/3/1943 - 3/4/2015

John Edward Noël, 71, of Houston, TX passed away peacefully in his sleep after a short courageous battle of cancer on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  He was born on June 3, 1943, to Alexander and Rita Noël in Detroit, MI.  John spent his childhood in Detroit and served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964.  He spent many years working overseas in the Oil Industry before settling in the Transportation Industry.  He loved spending his pastime fishing and doing various wood working hobbies. 

 

John is survived by his wife, Veronica ‘Ronnie’; his three daughters, Susan Noël McNulty, Michelle Noël-Keco and husband Drini Keco, and Becky Noël.  John has four granddaughters, Amber Staup and husband Billy, Tausha Noël, Kaci McNulty and Tara McNulty, one grandson, Jaden O’Bryan and one great grandson, Brandon Jackson.  He leaves behind his brother Chick and sister Marilynn and many wonderful nephews, nieces and friends.

 

John is preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Rita and brothers, Robert and Jim. 

 

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 10:30 A.M. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 11507 Huffmeister Road, Houston, TX 77065.  All are welcome to come and celebrate John’s life and join the family for lunch afterward in the Community Center. 

 

Per John’s request in lieu of flowers, his wish was for donations to be made in his memory to St. Jude Cancer Research.  www.stjude.org

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Marinell Douglas

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Marinell Douglas

10/9/1938 - 2/25/2015

Marinell Douglas, 76, of Friendswood, TX passed away on February 25, 2015.   She was born on October 9, 1938 to Stephen and Byrdena Walker Douglas in Cordell, OK.

            

Marinell married Truett Hall in 1956 and worked for Southwestern Bell before attending Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in education.  She graduated from Texas Tech in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and began her career at Mark Twain Primary in Alvin where she taught 1st Grade.  She moved to R.L. Stevenson Primary when the school opened and continued teaching 1st Grade.  During this time she attended University of Houston- Clear Lake and earned a Master’s degree in Education and a Professional Reading Specialist certification.   In 1979, she became a Reading Specialist at R.L Stevenson Primary.  Marinell continued her education and earned a second Master’s degree in Mid-management/School Administration in 1986.  She served as the Assistant Principal at R.L. Stevenson for several years and retired as the Assistant Principal of Alvin Primary in 1993.  Though she retired as a public school administrator, she continued her passion for teaching in another setting.  Marinell served as the Christian Education Director at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and taught kindergarten in the school there.   She became the school director of Good Shepherd Episcopal School and worked hard to obtain accreditation for the school, allowing them to offer private pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and 1st grade.  She retired as the Director of Good Shepherd Episcopal School in 2003.   Her retirement gift to herself and her family was a special and very memorable vacation trip to Disney World including a Disney cruise.

   

Marinell was a member of many professional and honor organizations.   These include Phi Delta Kappa, Texas Elementary Principals School Association, International Reading Association, Texas State Reading Council, Bay Area Reading Council, Life Member of the Texas State Teacher’s Association, Gulf Coast Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  She was active as a member of the vestry at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, led many bible studies, workshops and retreats, served on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, enjoyed a trip to England and Scotland with her brother, accompanied her kids on several family vacations, loved time at the beach, and was passionate about supporting animal shelters.  Marinell also loved granddaughter sleepovers, summer evening trips to the pool with cookouts afterwards and taking “her girls” to Sonic and Taco Bell when they were young.   She was a doting mom to several rescue dogs through the years, but was most proud of her son, three granddaughters and new great granddaughter.

 

Marinell is survived by her son Kraig Hall and daughter-in-law Cathy; the “apples of her eye” granddaughters, Michelle Derks and husband Cole, Amy Hall, and Ryann Hall; great granddaughter Collins Derks; brother Robert J. Douglas; and the father of her son Truett Hall.

 

She was preceded in death by parents Stephen and Byrdena Walker Douglas, and brothers, Reuel “Gene” Douglas and Stephen A. Douglas.

 

Friends are cordially invited to a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church, 611 W. South St, Alvin, TX 77511 on March 12, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. Visitation will be held after the memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to the Alvin I.S.D Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2342 Alvin, TX 77512 or to the Good Shepherd Episcopal School, c/o Linda Ansell, 1207 W. Winding Way Dr. Friendswood, TX  77546.

 

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

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Christopher Joseph Ellis

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Christopher Joseph Ellis

12/22/1965 - 2/28/2015

Christopher Joseph Ellis, 49, of LaMarque, TX passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  He was born on December 22, 1965 to Wilbert E. Ellis and Priscilla Erb Ellis in Houston, TX.  Chris graduated from Friendswood High School in 1983 and was a realtor and property owner/manager.

 

He was a loving father and his favorite thing in the world was to spend time with his daughter Coral.  He spent hours and hours planning creative visits and things for them to do.  Chris was very artistic with a creative soul, as a poet, a driftwood artist, story teller and story writer. He was an entrepreneurial and had a free spirit.  He was spiritual and loved the Lord; and his faith in Jesus Christ was his true guiding light in his life.

 

Chris loved nature, the beach, sea and ocean.  A loved past time was riding his motorcycle and driving in his truck while enjoying the countryside, planning his future on his own little piece of Texas.  He enjoyed antiquing and bargaining for a good deal; a master negotiator.

 

He is survived by his daughter Coral Skye Ellis; father Wilbert Ellis, mother Priscilla Ellis; sisters, Suzanne Correale and Cynthia Blackwood; brother Philip Ellis; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:30 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Jerry Stark officiating.  A reception will follow at Joes BBQ Banquet Hall in Alvin, TX with a full meal being served from 3:30-6:30.

 

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

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John Clifford Ostrom

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John Clifford Ostrom "Cliff"

2/24/1936 - 2/27/2015

John Clifford Ostrom, “Cliff”, 79, died peacefully on February 27, 2015 in Webster, TX.

Cliff was born on February 24, 1936 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Clifford Gustav Ostrom and Alice Ostrom. Cliff served in the United States Army in the early 1960s. He then worked for American Airlines at the O’Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois in operations management for many years before moving into property management. He married Kathleen Jackson in 1985, and they lived in Kenosha, Wisconsin before moving to California and finally settling in Texas.

Cliff is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his children, John and wife, Tao, Paul, Patrick and wife, Julie Jackson, and Jeff and wife, Jessica Jackson; and his grandchildren, Mitchell, Lindsey, and Nolan Ostrom, Mollie and her husband, Kyle Richard, Emily, Kara, and Zachary Jackson; and great grandson, Lincoln Richard.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Alice Ostrom.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Bruce Frogge officiating.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Cliff's life. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made in his memory to the Houston SPCA at www.houstonspca.org.  Cliff was an avid animal lover.

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

 

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Karen Kay Keever

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Karen Kay Keever

7/22/1962 - 2/25/2015

Karen Kay Keever, 52, of Houston, TX passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  She was born on July 22, 1962 to Clarence Keever and Bonnie McAllaster Keever in Grand Rapids, MI.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with family on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service following at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Carl Williams officiating.  Interment will follow at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

 

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

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