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



 
Virgie A. Boudreaux

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Virgie A. Boudreaux

10/04/1922 - 06/29/2014

Virgie A. Boudreaux passed away June 29th, 2014 in Friendswood, Texas, at the age of 91. She was a resident of Friendship Haven Nursing Home. She was born in Morse, Louisiana, October 4th, 1922 to parents Odelion and Edmazie Benoit. She was married to Eugene Paul Boudreaux, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her sons, Eugene Paul Boudreaux, Jr., and Roger Dale Boudreaux, and her eleven brothers and sisters. Before residing in Friendswood, she was a resident of Port Acres and Port Arthur, Texas. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

 

She is survived by granddaughters: Sherry Pabitzky and husband Eric of Pearland, Texas and Shelly Jackson and husband Johnny of Goshen, Alabama; great-granddaughter, Ashley Webb; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

A graveside service was held Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with her nephew, W.J. Hargraves officiating at Greenlawn Cemetery in Port Arthur, Texas.

 

Arrangements are under the care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200. Condolences may be sent to the Boudreaux Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Josephine Betsy Chmielowiec

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Josephine Betsy Chmielowiec

09/16/1935 - 07/02/2014

Josephine Betsy Chmielowiec, 78, of Pearland, Texas passed away on July 2, 2014 at her home.  She was born in Macon, Georgia to John and Sylvia Garag on September 16, 1935.  She had two sisters, Ramona and Joan.  She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston.  She met her husband, Leo, while he was stationed at Ellington Air Force Base.  She and Leo settled in Houston following his discharge and raised their three children, Gail, Susie and Lee.  They moved to Pearland in 1990 just steps away from Gail and her husband, Jim, and her beautiful grandchildren, Jill and Brad.  Susie married Scott and produced her beloved grandchildren, Wesley and Angel.  Lee gave her precious Tatum.   Josephine enjoyed baking, gardening, traveling and attending the various activities of her family, children and grandchildren.  In her retirement, she worked with Leo gardening and baking and sharing the fruits of her labor with family and friends.  She enjoyed helping others by doing anything she could to make their lives easier.  Even after the loss of her beloved Leo, she continued to have a sunny disposition and caring nature that will be a substantial void in the lives of all who knew her.  She was adored by her family and friends and her spirit will live on to comfort them. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo, her parents, Sylvia and John, and her nephew, Scott. 

She is survived by her loving children, Gail, Susie and Lee; grandchildren, Jill, Brad, Wesley, Angel and Tatum; great-grandchildren, Mikey, James, Kaylen, Joeley and Sidney; sisters, Ramona and Joan; nieces, Sylvia, Cindy, Penny and Michelle; nephew, Mark; cousins, Edith, Rose and Sylvia and numerous other family members and friends.

Pallbearers will include Wesley Bray, Brad Sawyer, Scott Bray, Jim Sawyer, Ryan Butler, and GBB Brynston.

      The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 10:00 A.M at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas, 77546, (281) 992-7200with  Deacon Darvin Bordelon officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery,Webster, Texas 77598.

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

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Elizabeth (

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Elizabeth ("Bette") Kezia Michel

9/16/1938 - 6/28/2014

 

Elizabeth ("Bette") Kezia Michel peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at age 75 in her home in Pearland, Texas.  Ms. Michel was born on September 16, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Catherine and Charles Smith. She is predeceased by her parents, and her brother Charles. As a teenager, Ms. Michel grew up in a row house in Philadelphia, and loved to read, ride bikes and dance with her friends at American Bandstand. She studied and worked and went to nursing school at the University of Pennsylvania on a honor's scholarship. 

Ms. Michel took great pride in being an RN.  Ms. Michel earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Texas at San Antonio.   Ms. Michel met her husband George H. Michel on a group date to the Horn & Hardart coffee shop. She and George Michel married on July 11, 1959, and had three children: Suzanne Elizabeth, Deborah Jean and George Charles.  Lt. Col. (ret.) George Michel served as a U.S. Army nurse for more than 28 years, and lovingly provided expert nursing care for Elizabeth during her illness. 

As a military family, the Michels travelled the world. They lived in Ft. Bragg, Ft. Sam Houston,  Washington D.C., Tucson, El Paso, Ft. Campbell, Ky., Stuttgart, Germany and Hawaii. While stationed in Germany, the family drove a blue VW camper from one campground to the next.  On weekend trips, the Michel family managed to get hopelessly lost in almost every major city in Europe. Elizabeth planned amazing birthday parties and girl scout meetings and was always cheering on her favorite team from the stands. 

Ms. Michel loved the sound and feel of the ocean. Elizabeth and George moved to Treasure Island in 1989. Elizabeth was named Assistant Dean of Health Occupations at Galveston College. She worked diligently to earn the trust of her cherished faculty members and celebrated the accomplishments of her many students. She later taught nursing students at UTMB in Galveston. 

"Grandma Beach" loved her five grandchildren: Nicholas, George, Caroline, Jessica and Alyssa. She encouraged each to develop his or her many gifts and abilities.  Elizabeth said she was most proud to have been present for the birth of every one of her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, George, her children Suzanne Anderson (husband Cole), Deborah Michel and George Michel (wife Jamie) and five grandchildren: Nicholas, George, Caroline, Jessica and Alyssa. 

A Memorial Service celebrating the life and resurrection of Elizabeth Michel will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Friendswood Community Church, 2821 W. Parkwood (FM528), Friendswood, Tx. 77546, officiated by Associate Pastor John Wise. The service will be followed by a reception afterwards. Entombment at the Houston National Cemetery at a later date. FCC served as a spiritual home for Elizabeth in her later years. She renewed her faith in God through worship, women's studies and small group studies with the welcoming and faithful members of FCC. The Michel family is grateful for the support of this wonderful church community.

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

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Albert Joseph Guzenski

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Albert Joseph Guzenski

12/23/1955 - 06/21/2014

Albert J Guzenski, 58 of Friendswood, Texas passed away unexpectedly. Al was born December 23, 1955 in Pittston, PA and is a 1973 graduate of Coughlin High School. Al served for seven years in the United States Air Force and eighteen years in the Air Force Reserves. He was employed by the Department of Defense in various agencies until his retirement in 2010. The last 5 years he was involved in administering government contracts for the NASA program.

 

Al was predeceased be his father Joseph. Surviving are Gwen Guzenski, Georgetown,TX his mother Caroline (Mendola) Guzenski, Pittston, children Keli (Brian) Plagens, Georgetown,TX and son Albert Jr (Daniel Pamperin), Alameda,CA. He is also survived by his grandchildren Luke and Caroline Plagens, and Jake Albert Pamperin and brothers Joseph, Pittston and Anthony (Bonnie) , Binghamton,NY nieces Jennifer and Christy and nephew Derek and an uncle Sam Mendola, Pittston.

 

Al was an outdoorsman who enjoyed camping and fishing. He loved country music and playing his guitar which he taught himself to play. Al had a great sense of humor and loved his grandchildren and his faithful companion, Marley his dog. Al was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

 

Having lived his entire adult life in Texas he considered himself a Texan. His final resting place will be at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. There will be a memorial service with full military honors at the convenience of the family officiated by Andy David and Rodnei Williams.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, Friendswood, Texas

 
John Spencer Wolfe, Jr.

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John Spencer Wolfe, Jr.

6/22/1925 - 6/25/2014

John Spencer Wolfe, Jr., 89, a Friendswood resident since 1958, died peacefully at home on June 25, 2014.  

 

Born on June 22, 1925 in the rural town of Leona, Texas, Mr. Wolfe was the seventh of eight surviving children of John Spencer Wolfe, Sr. and Alma Lola Venable, a farming family. He lived in Leon and Madison Counties until moving to Houston in 1947. There he began his career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.  He married Juanita Cox in 1948.

 

In 1952, he was drafted into the Army, where he served as a combat engineer and performed post-WWII reconstruction in Europe.   Returning from the Army to Houston and to his job at SW Bell, he moved with his wife and first child from Houston to Friendswood in 1958. 

 

Mr. Wolfe served the Friendswood community by acting as Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department from 1961 to 1963 and assisting at the annual 4th of July barbecues. He made lifelong friends including such Friendswood old-timers as Ransom Glines, Hubert Bales and Arden Hill. He and his wife raised two daughters in Friendswood.  He continued to work for Southwestern Bell until his retirement in 1980.

 

Upon retirement, Mr. Wolfe and his wife moved back to the country and a small acreage in Centerville, Texas, where he helped to build the Redland Missionary Baptist Church. He was ordained as a deacon of the church there in 1983.  He loved the Lord and could preach a sermon or say a beautiful prayer, his worn bible dog-eared, his favorite passages underlined. The Wolfes missed Friendswood and their children; therefore, returned to the home they built in 1988.

 

Mr. Wolfe was a quiet, reserved and much-respected man. Always a farm boy at heart, he spent years hunting and fishing with his brothers and brothers-in-law.  His gardening skills were always evident in a well-tended yard and delicious tomatoes.  He loved the outdoors and all kinds of nature-watching.  Mr. Wolfe deeply loved and was deeply loved by his family and his extended family: frequently picking up the phone to call his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews just to stay in touch. He knew the importance of staying close with loved ones.

 

Mr. Wolfe is survived by his wife, Juanita; his children, Patsy Edwards and her husband David Jones, and Rhonda Wolfe and her husband John Snider; his grandson, Gary Wayne “Duke” Edwards; his brother, Morris Wolfe; and by numerous nieces and nephews whom adored him.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters, and his beloved granddaughter, Jessica.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, Kansas, 66675 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

 

Condolences can be sent to the Wolfe Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200, www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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Veronica

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Veronica "Roni" Carey Stowell

4/16/1966 - 6/16/2014

Veronica “Roni” Carey Stowell, 48, of Manvel, TX, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014. She was born on April 16, 1966 to Dennis Carey and Norma “Rustie” Walker Carey in Skokie, IL. 

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Carey, Sr.   

 

Roni is survived by her mother Norma “Rustie” Carey; her children, Timothy Stowell (MA), Angela Stowell (NH), Dana Stowell (MA) and Jon Stowell (Manvel, TX); her partner Cindy Christ; stepsons, Lucas Stowell, Eric Christ, Scott Christ; sister Kymberlie Carey Huff and brother Dennis Carey of Charleston, SC; a niece Bailey; nephews, Brady and Bennett; beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins and many friends and extended family.  

 

Family and friends celebrated her life at her home on June 19, 2014.  

 

Family and friends are invited to attend St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2535 Broadway, Pearland, TX on June 29, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. where she was a faithful member.   A lunch reception will follow the service.

 

She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

 
Bobbie Ann Briscoe Moore

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Bobbie Ann Briscoe Moore

4/29/1929 - 6/20/2014

Bobbie Ann Briscoe Moore, 85, of Alvin, TX passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014. She was born on April 29, 1929 to Robert T. Briscoe and Jewell Morris in Houston, TX.

 

Bobbie Ann Moore was a well-known leader in the business and agricultural community of Alvin and the surrounding area.  She was thrust into that role unexpectedly at the age of 53 in 1982 upon the deaths of her father Robert T. Briscoe, her husband, Homer Jean Moore, and her brother Jim.  This was a role she had not anticipated, as she had focused on creating and maintaining a loving and supportive home environment for her husband and two children, Homer Jean and Linda.               

 

From selling Girl Scout cookies and being a Cub Scout Den Mother,  she moved into a business world of oil and gas, pipelines, water canals,  rice growing, ranching, hunting, and land management.  She had to learn these business skills from the ground up.   Bobbie became a member of the Alvin State Bank Board of Directors, the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the ACC Foundation, and Soroptimist International of Alvin among many other organizations.  She was a strong supporter and advocate of community growth and development.

 

Though never boastful of her achievements, she received numerous awards for her business acumen, generosity, and dedicated interest in her community.   Among them were the Woman of Distinction Award from Soroptimist, Image 8 Innovator in 2008, the Philanthropist of the Year in 2008, and Brazoria County Business Hall of Fame 2013 Laureate.    

 

With her children grown, she developed a second family with the members of her office staff, the crew at the ranch and the farm families with whom she was associated.  It was this family whose talents and support allowed the companies to continue to grow and develop. 

 

In later years, she developed a hobby of jewelry making, a craft taught to her by her daughter, Linda, with whom she shared a love of the creative arts.  Throughout her lifetime, Bobbie loved traveling with friends and family, and she always had a book nearby for quiet times when she could enjoy her love of reading.

 

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Homer J. Moore, Sr. and her son Homer J. Moore, Jr.

 

She is survived by her daughter Linda, numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins as well as her beloved Shitzu, Amanda.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with the Celebration of Life to follow at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Paul Sullivan officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to honor Bobbie’s Memory, to Alvin Food Pantry, 1212 S. Durant St., Alvin, TX 77511 or Soroptimist International of Alvin, P.O. Box 2293, Alvin, TX 77512.

 

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

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Everett Moore Williams

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Everett Moore Williams

10/11/1917 - 6/17/2014

Everett Moore Williams, 96, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  He was born October 11, 1917 in Pasadena, TX to Ray C. Williams and Irma McMasters Williams. 

 

He finished Pasadena High in 1935 and married the love of his life Elma later that year, and they were married for 73 years.   In 1936, at 18, he began working as a water boy for Shell Oil in Deer Park, retiring after 45 years as Cargo Inspector. During this time he also served in the US Navy (WW II).

 

Everett was elected to the Pasadena City Council as Water Commissioner in 1947 and held office for 8 years. He spent 38 years in the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Dept. where he retired as Chief.  During his “free time” Everett served as a deacon at South Main Baptist Church and later at Friendswood Baptist Church. He rode in 10 trail rides with the Pasadena Mounted Police and was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner.  During his retirement years, he began playing golf, participating in many state tournaments, and winning 3rd place in the National Seniors in Ohio in 2013.

 

He was preceded in death by wife, Elma, and daughter, Norma.

 

Everett is survived by children, Nancy and Harvey Brannen of Missouri City; Dr. and Mrs. Everett Williams, Jr. of Dallas, and Ben Williams of Houston; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren; and his associate of nearly 3 years, Janice Frankie.

 

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

 

The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home with Dr. John D. Morgan officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

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

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Bettye Jean Blankenship Wolfe

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Bettye Jean Blankenship Wolfe

6/22/1925 - 6/12/2014

Bettye Jean Blankenship Wolfe, 88, of League City, TX passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 12, 2014.  She was born on June 22, 1925 to Allen G. Blankenship and Iva L. Newcom Blankenship in Monette, AR.

 

Bettye was a firecracker that had a joyous laughter that lit up the room.  She loved teaching and taught 5th grade until retirement.  She was also a member of Alpha Kappa Gamma, an international honor society of teachers.  Bettye and Lonnie Karl were charter members of Temple Methodist Church where she served as an adult Sunday School teacher, choir director, and one of God’s gifts to her was a beautiful soprano voice. In fact, she sang many solos as her family sat on the third pew each Sunday and her children knew “the look” if they misbehaved!

 

Bettye was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Bettye had many names: Mother, Mom, Memaw, and Aunt Bettye Jean.  Her husband, Lonnie Karl, referred to her as “The Queen” and “BJ”.

 

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, Lonnie Karl Wolfe of Monette, AR.; brothers, Ulus Blankenship, Elberd Blankenship; and her sister Bessye Bowman.

 

Bettye is survived by daughter Mary Beth McAninch and husband Ralph of League City, TX; son Lonnie Karl Wolfe II and wife Laurie of Alvin, TX; daughter Karen Lee English and husband Greg of Seabrook, TX; grandchildren, Kevin Hardage and wife Melissa of St. Louis, MO, Nathan Hardage of St. Louis, MO, Trey Hardage and wife Heather of Stafford VA, L.K. Wolfe III of Alvin, TX, Larissa Lee and husband Derek of Willow Park, TX, Sam English and wife Jennifer of Magnolia TX, Sarah Beavers and husband Billy of Conroe, TX, Mary Beth Hammer and husband Timothy of Austin. TX, and Betsy Borger and husband Alex of San Marcos, TX; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.

 

The family would like to pay special tribute to the wonderful caregivers at Autumn Leaves of Clear Lake, along with the loving staff of A*MED Hospice. Thank you for treating her like one of your own special family members. We will forever treasure the genuine love and compassion that you poured out to her.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church, 611 W. South St., Alvin, TX with Rev. Linda Snow officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

Pallbearers will include Kevin Hardage, Nathan Hardage, Trey Hardage, Bobby Pollan, Nathan English, and L.K. Wolfe.

 

Honorary pallbearers will include Sam English, John Wheeler and Marty Pollan.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to A-Med Hospice, 8901 Emmet F. Lowry Expy., Texas City, TX 77591.

 

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

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J Douglas

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J Douglas "Rusty" Mott, Jr.

10/9/1957 - 6/15/2014

J Douglas “Rusty” Mott Jr., 56, of Friendswood passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. JD is survived by his wife, Sue Ellen; son Justin; daughters Denise and husband Jon Baker, Amy and husband Jason Thomas, Joey Samford, Erin King; mother Joyce and step-father J.O. Davis; brother Ricky Mott; 7 grandchildren; plus a host of other loving family members and friends.

JD was born in Lufkin, Texas and was a 1976 graduate of West Sabine High School in Pineland Texas. He lived the past 33 years in the Houston area where he made his home with his wife and children. He chose a career first in offshore oil exploration and then in the industrial and commercial construction, where he made many friends and always tried to do the best job possible. He kept himself busy and loved the outdoors, except during football season. He was an honest, uncomplicated, straightforward “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” man. He believed in God and in the salvation of Jesus Christ. He left this life on the 16th anniversary of his father, J Douglas Mott, Sr.’s passing. 

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in his honor at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Norton officiating. Graveside service will follow at 5:00 p.m. at the Runnells Cemetery in Broaddus, Texas with Brother Floyd Wright officiating.

Pallbearers will include Zachary Mott, Charlie Brittain, Jamie Brittain, Rick Garcia, Jason Thomas, Jon Baker, Gavin Vriend and Paul Ansley.

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

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David Bishop Hurt

3/21/1927 - 6/4/2014

David Bishop Hurt, 87, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.  He was born on March 21, 1927 to Frank Hurt and Mary Jane Bishop Hurt in Dickson, TN.  David proudly served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of WWII.

 

A private family viewing was held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 3:30 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 992-7200.

 

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

 
Mary Myrtis Ford

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Mary Myrtis Ford

11/21/1933 - 6/13/2014

Mary Myrtis Ford, 80, Angleton, TX passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014.  She was born on November 21, 1933 to William H. Ford and Willie M. Hollis Ford in Louisville, MS.

 

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Oak Park Cemetery, 300 Oak Park, Alvin, TX 77511 with Wayne Roach officiating.

 

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

 
Rodney Prince Mills

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Rodney Prince Mills

4/11/1945 - 6/14/2014

Rodney Prince Mills, 69, of Brenham, TX passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  He was born on April 11, 1945 to Samuel L. Mills and Virginia Prince Mills in Houston, TX.  He was one of three sons born to that marriage: Sam Mills and Greg Mills.  He was proud of his military service in the United States Army, where he served as a medic in the European Theatre.

 

He is survived by his wife, Ellen; his three children, Lana Mills, Rodney Hance Mills and Leah Montgomery; his step-daughters, Raquel Brown and Martie Smith; his brother Greg Mills; his grandchildren, Athena, Aeres, Athen, Andrea, Ashley, Caleb, Seth, Luke, Isaiah, Noah, Tyler and Shelby; many nieces and nephews who loved and deeply respected this wonderful man; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Ellen felt like a princess when she walked down the aisle to marry her Prince on February 12, 2000.  Their union became one of immeasurable love and complete devotion and trust.  They traveled, fished, gardened and DANCED.  Dancing became their fairy-tale life together.  There is no doubt that Rodney Prince Mills came into this world with his dancing shoes on, holding a butterfly net.  When you see a butterfly, that will be Rodney reminding us that he is still with us.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Grady Smalling officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Brazos Valley Hospice, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803 or at www.hospicebrazosvalley.org.

 

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

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Anthony Jason Maxstadt

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Anthony Jason Maxstadt

10/21/1979 - 6/7/2014

Anthony Jason Maxstadt, 34, from Friendswood, TX passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014.  He was born in Humble, TX on October 21, 1979 to Anthony Joseph Maxstadt and Betty Jane Hammock Maxstadt.  He spent his childhood with his mother and father in Greenville, NY on 15 acres of land as his playground.  He developed a passion for music, photography and flying, earning a first place award in a photography competition in upstate New York at the age of 16 and going on to earn his pilot’s license from the Federal Aviation Administration in 2003.  Anthony “Jason” moved to Texas in 2003 and became employed with Highway Data Services where he remained employed until his death as a dedicated and hard worker.  Anthony “Jason” was a member of the Road Crew Cookers along with his fellow co-workers and participated in numerous benefits and events throughout the rest of his life.  Anthony “Jason” met his future wife and daughter in 2009 in Friendswood, Texas, sharing meals together as neighbors.  Anthony “Jason” married Evelyn Kay Edwards in Stevenson Park in Friendswood, TX on October 12, 2012 wherein he gained a daughter, Rebekah Jordan Edwards. The family are believers and regular attenders at Clear Creek Community Church.  They spent their time at parks, on their bikes, in pools, neighbors’ homes and backyards, grilling for their friends and families, supporting their daughter at volleyball games, on the soccer field and at gymnastic competitions while Anthony “Jason” took a personal interest in computer technology. 

 

Anthony Jason Maxstadt is survived by his wife Evelyn Edwards and their daughter Rebekah Edwards; his father Anthony “Tony” Maxstadt and his mother Betty Maxstadt; his uncle Glenn Hammock and his wife Carolyn Hammock; his uncle Eddie Hammock and his wife Tricia Hammock; his uncle William Maxstadt and his wife Joyce Maxstadt along with their children James, Judith, Ben and Pamela; his cousins, Bobby Lusk, Marcus “Scottie” Hammock, Christina Hammock-Blair, Bonnie Thomas and Tammy Ehrsam; great aunts, second and distant cousins; and cherished friends. 

 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Moe Mays officiating.

 

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

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George Charles Heideman

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George Charles Heideman

2/27/1928 - 6/8/2014

George Charles Heideman, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was born on February 27, 1928 to Arthur A. Heideman and Zelda Furney Heideman in Alma, Kansas.

George was raised on a farm, attended The Volland School and joined the US Army at the age of 17, serving mainly in Germany as a cook. Upon his return to the states he moved to California and after a short courtship, married Claudia Mae Brown on the 4th of July, 1957. Together they raised their two daughters in Redwood City. George worked for 35 years as a warehouse foreman at Amfac Electric. He moved to Friendswood, Texas in 2001. In his retirement, he started a second career as a wood craftsman. His handmade birdhouses and yard art can be found in gardens all around the area. George loved tending to his flowers and vegetable garden and spending time with his family and friends.

He was a sweet, kind, gentle man who never knew a stranger and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Zelda; sister, Lila Mae Werst; and great grandson, Connor Healey.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Claudia; daughters Zelda Ann Keckler and Patricia Lee Dillon, and husband, George; brother Melvin “Ike” Heideman and wife, Alberta; sisters, Beulah Tenbrink and Ardyce Kuhn; half-sister Shirley Stuewe and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Shaun Keckler and wife, Jennifer, Laura Healey and husband, Shawn, Kyler and Kaver Dillon; great grandchildren, Elyza, Keagan, Ayla, and soon to be born, Thomas; and many other nieces, nephews and cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10 A.M. at Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 South Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas, 77546, with Pastor Ralph Hobratschk officiating with a luncheon to follow. Interment will be held at the Templin Cemetery in Alta Vista, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in George’s name to Hope Lutheran Church at the above address. Funds will be used to plant and tend the Community Garden.

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

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Louis N. Bernhardt, Jr.

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Louis N. Bernhardt, Jr.

6/25/1948 - 6/2/2014

Louis N. Bernhardt, Jr. 65, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Monday, June 02, 2014.  He was born on June 25, 1948 to Louis N. Bernhardt, Sr., and Betty Jane Noland Bernhardt in Monroe, LA.

 

He was preceded into Heaven by his wife, Brenda Lee Horn Bernhardt; his father, Louis N. Bernhardt, Sr; his brother, Robert “Bobby” N. Bernhardt.

 

Louis is survived by his daughter, Leatha Anne Bernhardt; his son, Louis “Trey” N. Bernhardt, III; his mother, Betty Wilson Young; brother, Scott Wilson; sisters, Susan Wilson Hahn and Cindy Wilson Griffith; grandchildren, Devon Bernhardt, Quenton Bernhardt, Juston Hajek, Steve Bernhardt, Keren Bernhardt, and Louis Allen Bernhardt; many other relatives and cherished friends; his beloved companions, Ella, his beautiful black lab and Duffy, his little white mixed breed.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Bishop Cardona officiating.

 

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

“We are confident and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord”

2nd Corinthians 5:8

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Michael Wayne Perkins

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Michael Wayne Perkins

11/10/1953 - 5/30/2014

Michael “Wayne” Perkins, 60, of Alvin, TX passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Friday, May 30, 2014.  He was born on November 10, 1953 to Vernon Perkins and Martha Lawson Perkins in Houston, TX.  He attended Galena Park ISD and graduated from Alvin High School in 1971. Wayne worked at ADACO, US Steel, Brown & Root and 31 years with Perkins Marine, the family business of which gave him great pride and joy. He was presently employed by C J Hensch. Wayne was very active working with Ducks Unlimited, Coastal Conservation Association, Houston Boating and Trades Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He was an avid hunter and fundraiser for causes that were dear to his heart. Wayne rarely asked for anything for himself, and he gave generously of his time to all.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Perkins.

 

Wayne is survived by his mother Martha; wife Candice; daughter Lauren; brother William “Bill”; sister Kathy and many other relatives, loved ones, and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Jack Matkin officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in remembrance of Wayne to: Ducks Unlimited Memorial Contributions, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN, 38120, www.ducks.org or 800-45-DUCKS; or American Heart Association, PO Box 841125 Dallas, TX 75284, www.heart.org, or 800-242-8721.

 

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

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Vergie Lee Chandler Archer

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Vergie Lee Chandler Archer

11/3/1915 - 5/29/2014

Vergie Lee Chandler Archer, 98, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Friendswood, TX.  She was born November 3, 1915 to Hollie Jesse Chandler and Vannie Venezuela Jackson Chandler in Limestone County, TX to a close family of four siblings.

 

Vergie and Carl Travis Archer were married April 12, 1936 while seated in Travis’ Ford Model A Coupe.  They lived in Pasadena, TX where Travis built Liberty ships for the World War II war effort.  Vergie retired from the Pasadena Independent School District.  When Travis retired from Shell Oil Refinery they moved to Mexia, TX where they enjoyed gardening and church activities.  In 2004, Vergie and Travis moved to Friendswood, TX to be near their children.  Vergie and Travis were lifelong members of the Church of Christ.  The legacy of their 75 year marriage will continue for future generations.

 

She is survived by her children, Gerald Travis Archer and wife Marie of Friendswood, TX and Janie Crim and husband Steve of Friendswood, TX; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Ercil Barnhart of Cushing, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Mike Ross officiating.  Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX.

 

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

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George Travis Sumrall

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George Travis Sumrall

4/3/1926 - 5/29/2014

George Travis Sumrall, 88, of Friendswood, TX passed away after a courageous fight with Alzheimer’s disease on Thursday, May 29, 2014.  He was born April 3, 1926 in Holly Bluff, Mississippi to Lt. Cmdr. Roy F. Sumrall and Laura Rose Sumrall. George grew up in Mobile, Alabama attending Murphy High School where he was vice-president of the senior class.

 

In 1943, he joined the US Navy and was selected to be part of the elite V12 program at Rice Institute in Houston. When that program was discontinued, he was sent to boot camp and then trained as a radio operator.

 

After his military service, George graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in chemical engineering. His career in the petrochemical industry spanned forty years.

 

George and Velma Sumrall were married on December 30, 1948 at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Texas City, Texas. George has always enjoyed going to church, fishing, and dancing with his bride of sixty-five years.

 

At retirement George and Velma moved to their longtime weekend retreat on Bolivar Peninsula. This fun time in George’s life was filled with activities like bible study, bread-baking, fishing, and a daily stroll on the beach with Velma. They really enjoyed square dancing and served as presidents of the local club, the Hurricane Squares. George had a beautiful voice and liked to sing whenever possible.

 

Most of all, George loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

 

He was preceded in death by his much loved big brother, Paul Hulan Sumrall.

 

George Travis Sumrall is survived by his wife Velma; his sister, Dusty Cummins; his three daughters, Laura and husband Doug Bryan, Paula and husband Robert Smith, and Mary Sumrall Sydnor; seven grandchildren, Krista, Erika, Shandy, Randi, Travis, David, and Stephen; and six great grandchildren; he also leaves behind nieces and nephews and a host of loving family and friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1207 Winding Way Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with The Rev. Geoffrey Gwynne officiating with a reception to follow.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church or the Alzheimer’s Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter, 6055 South Loop East, Houston, TX 77087-1005 or at www.alz.org.

 

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

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Joseph D. Weber

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Joseph D. Weber

5/31/1926 - 5/23/2014

Joseph D. Weber, 87, of Pearland, TX passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014.  He was born May 31, 1926 to Rudy Weber and Blanche Wigger Weber in Lakeview, Iowa.  Joe was raised in Sac City, Iowa.  He graduated from Sac City schools.  He served in the Air Force for three years before graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He was president of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon.

 

After graduation Joe moved to Houston and worked in industrial construction.  He was part owner and president of Site Constructors in Pearland.  Joe was a charter member, treasurer, vestry man, and Senior Warden of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pearland.  Joe was an avid golfer, fisherman, pheasant and bird hunter.  One of his proudest moments came when he attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  He was a member of the Slow Poke Sams and Good Sam travel clubs.  After retiring, Joe enjoyed 14 years of RV travel and extra years of camping in Colorado. 

 

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his adoptive parents, A.J. and Mable Irwin; his daughter, Susan Jane; his son-in-law, David Robertson.

 

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen; his son Dan of Webster, Texas; daughters, Janet Robertson of Sebastian, Florida and Nancy Surman and her husband Everett of League City, Texas; sister, Eleanor Weber of Norfolk, Nebraska; grandson, Colton Robertson and his wife, Susan; four great-grandchildren of Cottrellville, Michigan; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1207 Winding Way Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with The Rev. Geoffrey Gwynne officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joe’s name to Good Shepherd’s Columbarium Fund or a charity of one’s choice.

 

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

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Peggy G. Vaughn

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Peggy G. Vaughn

10/01/1927 - 05/27/2014

Peggy G. Fiala Vaughn, 86, of Manvel, TX passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  She was born October 1, 1927 to John Joseph Fiala and Cora May Meyer Fiala in Houston, TX.

 

She loved fishing with her husband Jud.  She enjoyed playing Bunko in a group with her daughters, Carol and Sherry for many years.  In her later years, she loved playing the game Wahoo or Aggravation with her daughters, her granddaughter Sarah and fiancé Trey, and her friends Lee Ann Hooks, Joan Kennedy, Sandra Nagel, Bliss Wooster and Christina Woods.

 

Peggy was preceded in death by her husband Judson Vaughn; her parents, John Joseph Fiala and Cora May Meyer Fiala Spence; her son-in-law Bill Burge.

 

She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Vaughn Hartford and husband Dick, Carol Vaughn Key and husband Skip, and Sherry Vaughn Burge; grandchildren, Carl McLendon and wife Lane, Heather Hart and husband Gary, Rob Key and wife Eva, Rusty Key and significant other Alisa Heidelberg, Judson Burge and wife Erin, and Sarah Burge and fiancé Trey Meredith; great-grandchildren, Bailey McLendon, Allyson McLendon, David Key, Nick Gill, Megan Guillory, Steven Key, Matt Gregg, Lauren Hart, William Hart, Braedon Hart, and Lochlan Key; her loving dog Baxter; many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 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.

 

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

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Wallace Wayne Wyatt

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Wallace Wayne Wyatt

6/17/1947 - 5/24/2014

Wallace Wayne Wyatt, 66, passed from this world to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Pearland, Texas. He is survived by his loving family, constant companion and wife of 48 years, Judy Wyatt, daughter Rhonda and her husband Terry Kirksey, son Wallace Wayne Wyatt, Jr. and his wife Tamra Connevey Wyatt;  Grandchildren, who were the highlight of his life, Hannah Morgan Kirksey, Cody Wayne Wyatt, Zachary Christian Kirksey, Kayla Mae Wyatt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Lois Wyatt, and his sister Lois June Wyatt, all of El Dorado, Arkansas.

Wayne was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on June 17, 1947.  He attended El Dorado High School graduating in 1965, continuing his education at Harding University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1969.  He then chose to serve his country by enlisting in the Army and became a decorated aviator, flying the Cobra helicopter gunship, obtaining the rank of Captain. His full-time Army service was from 1969-1972, including a tour in Viet Nam.  He continued his service in the Army National Guard and gained his Master’s Degree from Louisiana Tech University in1976.  Wayne returned to active duty for a period of time, when he was accepted into Apache helicopter flight school; in 1990.  Wayne was able to achieve all of these accomplishments while making a career in the oil and gas industry, being a HUSBAND and DOTING FATHER then able to retired in 2013.

Wayne had many accomplishments in life; but boasted of nothing, except of his love of God, family and friends. Our Father held a strong unwavering commitment to the Southeast Church of Christ.

His greatest joy came from the additions of grandchildren to the Wyatt and Kirksey clans. Hannah, Cody, Zachary and Kayla were the brightest star in Wayne’s life. He cherished many memories and good times with each of them and wished the best futures and blessings for them as their lives continue.

Wayne’s friends were held dear to him whether they were near or far. He was always willing to open his home to anyone in need or accept the call to care for someone who had fallen on hard times. All the while he and Judy would accept no accolades but carry on their lives with an open heart to others. No one was more committed to his Lord and family than he.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Ramsey Cemetery in Greenwood, AR.

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

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Edwin Theodore Scruggs, III

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Edwin Theodore Scruggs, III

8/2/1948 - 5/23/2014

Ted Scruggs passed away peacefully on May 23, 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, a disease that slowly deprived him of his amazing talents.  Ted lived his whole life in the Houston area.  Born 65 years ago to Edwin Theodore (Ted) and Elaine Allen Scruggs, his childhood was spent living along the banks of Sims Bayou in the Garden Villas neighborhood.

 

Ted was a gifted athlete who excelled at baseball, track, and football at Hartman Jr. High School and Jesse H. Jones High School.  He was awarded a football scholarship to Rice University, from which he graduated with a degree in Economics. After graduation from college, he opened a small antique shop, eventually moving the shop to two adjacent houses on Avondale in the Montrose area to house the antiques.  Ted’s creative and entrepreneurial instincts along with his love of music spurred his vision to turn the antique shop into a nightclub that featured local musicians. “Theodore’s” served as a hub of activity during the heyday of the Montrose area renaissance in the 1970s. Ted later joined his brother, Jimmy, along with his mother and father, in The Scruggs Company, which specializes in pumps and valves for water treatment.

 

Ted married Suzan Brundrett in 1992 at a ceremony at their home on Clear Creek.  As a testament to Ted’s ability to make and keep friends, he had 13 groomsmen to Suzan’s 4 bridesmaids.  Ted was a social animal.  He gathered and maintained close friendships throughout the different eras in his life: his childhood in Garden Villas, his years in junior & senior high school, Rice, his Theodore’s years, and beyond.  He was innately creative, always planning yet another project. He had a keen sense of style and an engineer’s understanding of how things worked.  Sadly, in his late 50’s Ted started to notice that he was becoming forgetful and ideas did not come to him as freely.  In 2008, at age 60, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a disease that his father had succumbed to in 2000.  He lived at home until the fall of 2013, when he moved into a nursing home that specializes in Alzheimer’s care. 

 

Ted is survived by his wife Suzan Brundrett Scruggs, his brother Jimmy Scruggs, and his sister Elaine Scruggs Watson.  He was pre-deceased by his parents Ted Scruggs and Elaine Allen Scruggs and his sister Karen Scruggs Hall.  He is also survived by nephew Ben Hall and nieces Heather Hall Spears, Jennifer Scruggs, Cora LaFrance Treacy, and Lauren LaFrance Mahwikizi. He leaves an enormous set of friends. Mike Wollard, Bobby Wuensch, and Bill Atessis were his constant companions during his years as a young athlete in school. Buck Cleboski and Spike Lowe have remained close since the Garden Villas days. Kerwin Drouett and Mike Birdwell were Rice friends.  The Theodore’s days brought close friends Candy and Terri Lee Elizando, Ken Streetman, and Dinah Babcock. Clear Creek neighborhood friends include Rod and Frances Jones, Gary and Brenda Griffin, Chuck and Victoria Hodgson, and Al and Judy Proctor. Ted will be missed dearly by the many people whose lives were touched by his humor, generosity, and hospitality.

 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 3 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 North Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in remembrance of Ted Scruggs to the Alzheimer’s Association, online (www.alz.org) by phone (1-800-272-3900), or via mail (225 North Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601).

 

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

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Eddie Joe Riley

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Eddie Joe Riley

05/25/1934 - 05/23/2014

Eddie Joe Riley, 79, a seventh generation Texan, and a resident of Friendswood since 1964, passed away peacefully May 23, 2014, Friendswood, TX.  Born in Eden, TX to Joseph Lewis and Fay Reese Riley, he claimed Canyon, TX as his home having moved there in 1952 after graduating from Childress High School, Childress, TX.  He graduated from West Texas State College in 1956 with a BS in Physics.  A member of ROTC, he was commissioned 2nd LT in the US Army Reserve.  He served two years active duty in Formosa (Taiwan) in Army radio signal tracking stations, including monitoring the signal from Sputnik.  Ed was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, and was an instructor for the 4151st USAR School in Houston.  After 28 years in the US Army Reserve, he retired as LTC in 1994. 

Upon discharge from active duty, Ed began his civilian career with Melabs in Palo Alto, CA, before joining Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, CA.  He transferred with that company to Houston in 1963 to work on the space program at the Manned Spacecraft Center (JSC).   With subsequent contracts, he was employed with Lockheed Electronics Company and Lockheed Engineering and Space Company.  Ed retired from Lockheed Martin in 1999 after 39 ½ years working with America’s space programs including Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Spacehab, Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.  In addition he oversaw the installation of electronic weapons systems aboard the USS Iowa as the battleship was refitted for service in the first Gulf War.

During his life, Ed Riley was a glider pilot, single engine airplane pilot, cinema movie projector operator, highway paver, AM radio station technician, TV cameraman (including keeping an Amarillo TV station running as its sole technical employee during a major blizzard in the 1950s), inventor, early videographer, photographer, TV builder and repairman.  He could disassemble and reassemble just about any electronic or mechanical device, usually restoring it in a better condition.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nancy McKinney; brother, Lewis B. Riley; brother-in-law, Weldon McKinney. 

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia; son, Vance (Ann); daughter, Dana; son, Brennan; sister, LaVerne (Harold) Hendrick; sister-in-law Janet Riley; grandchildren, J. Luke Riley, Katherine Riley; step-grandchildren, Timothy (Mallory) Tesch; Michael Castner; step-great-grandchild, Landon Tesch.  Beloved nephews, Joel McKinney, Terry McKinney, Greg Hendrick, Kirk Hendrick and Daryl Riley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Eddie J. Riley to Friendswood VFD-EMS Division, 1000 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546 or in memory of LTC Eddie J. Riley to Army Emergency Relief, 200 Stovall Street, Alexandria, VA, 22332-0600.

A memorial service will be conducted, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546 with Chaplain Les Fenter officiating.

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

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Jewell Mae Lynch Richardson

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Jewell Mae Lynch Richardson

6/7/1919 - 5/22/2014

Jewell Mae Lynch Richardson, 94, died at her home in Alvin, Texas on Thursday, May 22, 2014.  Jewell was born on June 7, 1919, in Davilla, Texas, to Hope Virginia Parker Lynch and James Franklin Lynch.

 

The family moved to Richland Springs, Texas, where Jewell was baptized at an early age in the Methodist Church.  She remained a faithful Christian.  The family then moved to Belton, and Jewell attended and graduated from high school there.  She also attended Mary Hardin Baylor Women’s College for two years before moving to Alvin, Texas.  There she met and married Bennie Albert Richardson on February 16, 1939.  Jewell became a beautician and worked at the Alvin Hotel Beauty Shop and Roundtree Beauty Shop before opening her own business in 1953.  She continued to work until the age of 92.  Jewell loved to sit and sew at her 1943 New Home Sewing machine making quilt tops and Christmas crafts.  She always had a box of toys for the grand and great-grandchildren to play with.  She loved to watch as they scattered and played with all of the toys at Grandma's.

 

Jewell was preceded in death by her mother and father Hope and Frank Lynch ; Husband Bennie A. Richardson; son Bennie A. Richardson, Jr; sister Virginia Burnham; brothers, Wiley, James and Robert Lynch; twin grandsons, Ronald Allen and Donald Eugene Richardson; and great-granddaughter Adelaide Curless.

 

She is survived by sister, Ola Smythe; daughters, Virginia (Ginger) Richardson and Nancy and husband Jon Curless; grandchildren, Sandra Amos and husband Joey, Jared Curless, Amanda Lamadrid and husband Victor, Lisa Hance and husband Tim, and Mary Royall and husband Rustin; great-grandchildren, Evangeline, Asher, and Jacob Curless, Tomas, Javier, Luis and Rafael Lamadrid, Mark, Matthew, and A.J. Pierce, Journey,  Taylor, and Katelynn Amos, Kenneth Paul and wife Annahi, Kevin Paul and wife Katey, and Timothy Hance; along with numerous great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church Alvin, 611 W. South St., Alvin, TX 77511 with Rev. Linda Snow officiating.  Interment will follow at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

 

Serving the family as pallbearers are: Larry Nelson, Bill Nelson, Rob Nelson, Joey Fotheringham, Victor Lamadrid, Milton Alexander.

 

Honorary pallbearers are Frank Cole, Bob Nelson, Jared Curless, Britt Thurman and Robert Thurman.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Alvin, Texas in the name of Jewell Richardson.

 

Our love and appreciation to special care takers; Georgia Hayes, Connie Ybarra, Julie Kidde, Mariette Benda and Alisha Boley.

 

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

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Lige J. Cox

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Lige J. Cox

3/6/1929 - 5/21/2014

Lige J. Cox, 85, of Pearland, TX passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.  He was born on March 6, 1929 to Marion E. Cox and Bell Arnold Cox in Robeline, LA.  He proudly served in the United States Air Force as a young man an loved old planes.  Lige was an extremely hard working man all his life.  He labored in construction, cleared land at an older age and labored at so many odd jobs to provide for his family.  He attended First Church in Pearland and participated in their senior activities and was very involved in the church.  He was a Christian and lived his life as such. 

 

He cared for his wife so lovingly in sickness and health; he especially cared for her the many times she was ill; although he was in pain and elderly he was at her side EVERYDAY and did administer her health care as well as all the cooking, cleaning and laundry.  Lige also cared for his stepson, Gerald, whom has health problems as well.

 

Lige was always doing for others and for himself; he was always “tinkering” with something.  Even in his last days, he would not be still and had he were still he would be doing “something.”

 

He was such a good man, good person and was liked by all.  He made friends with many and will be remembered by all.

 

Lige is survived by his wife Ruth Cox; stepson Gerald Roberts; sister Barbara Ann Young; brothers, Calvin Ray Cox, Marion E. Cox and James Floyd Cox; stepdaughter Cathy Beck; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. with the funeral service to follow at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Ken Gurley and Rev. B. V. Barnett officiating.  Interment will be held at the Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

 

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

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Paul Graves

11/29/1967 - 5/16/2014

Paul Graves, 46, of Alvin, TX passed away suddenly in his home on Friday, May 16, 2014.  He was born on November 29, 1967 to J.D. Graves and Ruth V. Falls in San Antonio, TX.

 

A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, 7301 Memorial Dr. Hitchcock, TX 77563.  A reception will be held at 5:00 P.M. at the Church of the Harvest, 7505 Wilson Dr., Manvel, TX 77578.

 

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

 
Catherine

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Catherine "Kay" Delores Beckwith Kaus

7/28/1937 - 5/17/2014

Catherine “Kay” Delores Beckwith Kaus, 76, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014.  She was born on July 28, 1937 to Elmer M. Beckwith and Ruth H. Farley Beckwith in Utica, N.Y.

 

She married Thomas F. Kaus in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Erie, PA on January 1, 1956.  They resided in Erie until moving to Friendswood, TX in 1973.  She graduated from the University Of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) on June 13, 1981.  She worked in various fields of nursing until her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

 

Kay was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Beckwith; her half-brother, Eugene Beckwith; her husband, Thomas F. Kaus; her mother, Ruth Beckwith; her sister, Eleanor “Giggi” Oldach Kowalski.

 

She is survived by her son, Richard T. Kaus and wife Rebecca Wade Kaus of Erie, PA; grandchildren, Kaitlyn E. Kaus of Russell, PA and David R. Kaus of Erie, PA; daughter, Susan K. Brisbay and husband Shawn M. Brisbay; grandchildren, Thomas M. Brisbay, Ashlyn E. Brisbay and Michael M. Brisbay all of Pearland, TX; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX  77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Howard Huhn officiating.  Interment will be held at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Erie, PA at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations are made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284, 800-242-8721 or at www.heart.org or Alzheimer’s Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter, 6055 S. Loop East, Houston, TX 77087-1005, 713-314-1313 or www.alz.org.

 

Kay’s family would like to thank A*Med Hospice nurses Lisa and Rayna, nurse’s aide Maria, social worker Tracy; and Total Patient Care, Donnie and Sharon, Victoria, Myrtle  and Trunia who took such tender loving care of her during her illness.

 

Condolences may be sent to the Kaus/Brisbay families in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

“God so love the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.”

John 3:16 CEB

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Carla Rae Brown Ford

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Carla Rae Brown Ford

7/13/1956 - 5/17/2014

Carla Rae (Brown) Ford was born July 13, 1956 in Midland, Texas, to Rev. Jim Ray Brown and Betty "Boots" (Toles)  Brown. She was the first of three children. She lived her early years in West Texas, then the family moved to Baytown, Texas, where her father was pastor of Central Baptist Church. She attended Junior High in Baytown. Her family moved to the North Shore area, and she graduated from North Shore High School. After High School, Carla was employed at Brown and Root Construction Co.

While attending North Shore Baptist Church where her father was pastor, she became a member of a Christian band named One Song. There she met Ray Ford, who was the lead guitar player. They dated for several years, and were married on January 22, 1977 at North Shore Baptist Church.

For many years Carla and Ray resided in Friendswood Texas. They became members of First Baptist Church where Carla taught Sunday School, was a Girls in Action and Acteen leader, and worked in the Children’s Day program where she was the Bible story teacher until 2008. She also worked at Friendswood High School as the assistant to the librarian and the office manager for Ford’s Automotive.

She has two children, Nathan Ray Ford, born in 1982 and Avery Rae Ford, born in 1987.

She is preceded in death by her Grandparents and her father and mother.

She is survived by her aunt, Sharon Gilham; her uncle, Bobby Gilham; her brothers, Jim Rick Brown and Kyle Lee Brown; her sisters in law, Dr. Tricia Brown and Kathy Brown; her husband Ray Ford; her children Nathan Ford and Avery Ford; her grandchildren, Cali Rae Bowler and Augustus William Ford; her nieces, Sophie Brown and Allison Dyke; her nephews, Ethan Brown and Beau Egert; and many cousins and 2nd cousins.

After a one-and-a-half-year battle, Carla succumbed to cancer on May 17th, 2014 at her home and was immediately in the presence of Jesus, where her pain and suffering ended. Her humor, laughter and loving spirit will be missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

The memorial celebration will be held at First Baptist Church of Friendswood, Texas, 111 E. Heritage Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 on Saturday May 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Roger Patterson and Rev. Fred Nelson officiating.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation to ‘Team Nola’ to help Nola Carter find a cure for MPS. Checks to ‘Team Nola’ at Hometown Bank of Friendswood, 601 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 or online at www.fnd.us/c/1jZv6 or facebook.com/teamnolacarter.

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

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Flora Love Hodge Daigle

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Flora Love Hodge Daigle

10/5/1939 - 5/16/2014

Flora Love Hodge Daigle, 74, of Pearland passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lillian Ray and George Porter Hodge; siblings, Hazel Vanlingham, Alice Williams, Marie Pilcher, Margie Cummins, Mary Margaret Ballard, Cecil Hodge, Guyton Hodge and Leon Hodge.

Flora is survived by her daughter Carla Bull; sisters, Dot Hollis, Barbara Weatherly, Neva Dunn; brother, Lamar Hodge; grandson, Michael Bull and wife Erica plus a host of other loving family and friends.

Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX 77546.

A visitation, funeral service and graveside service  will be held for her in Kosciusko, Mississippi under the direction of Jordan Funeral Home, 870 Hwy 12 East Kosuisko, MS 39090 (662) 289-5521.

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

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Bobbie Ancil Morgan,

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Bobbie Ancil Morgan, "Bob"

9/21/1928 - 5/15/2014

Bobbie Ancil Morgan, "Bob", 85 passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at home surrounded by the family he loved.  Bob was born September 21, 1928 in Morgantown, Mississippi to G.D. Morgan and Annie Jackson Morgan and he remained forever a country boy at heart.

 

Bob married the LOVE of his life, Helen Gray Morgan on June 5, 1954 in Hernando, Mississippi and settled in Memphis, Tennessee. From that day forward they were never apart.  Together they raised 3 daughters, Rhonda Morgan Smith and husband Randy of Alvin, Lisa Morgan Pitts and husband Gary of Friendswood, and Janet Morgan Melnar and husband Rodney of Bellville.

 

Bob, "PopPop" was so very proud of his 8 grandsons; Keith Smith and wife Tina of Danbury, Brent Smith of Angleton, Brandon Smith of Angleton, Beau Pitts of Tiki Island, Jared Pitts and wife Jessica of Friendswood, Morgan Pitts of Fort Worth, Steffan Melnar of Denton, and Garrett Ancil Melnar of Bellville.  The other delights in Bob's life were his 5 great-grandchildren; Megan Smith, Jacob Smith, Mya Smith, Aubree "Bobbie" Smith and Carson Smith.

 

After graduation from high school in 1947, he enlisted in the Air Force where he served until 1956.  His Air Force service to his country remained one of his proudest achievements.  The Air Force brought him and Helen to Pasadena, Texas where he worked at Diamond Alkali until 1963.  A move to Monsanto Corporation brought the family to Alvin, their life long home.  After retirement in 1984, Bob and Helen loved to fish and spent time at their East Texas cabin.  They were well known for their "MercyMissions".  Mom would cook and Dad would mow, prepare, or paint whatever needed work while Mom delivered meals to those in need.  Bob and Helen made a trip to Mountain View, Arkansas twice a year to meet family and friends from across the U.S.  for lots of good times.  Their greatest joy, ALWAYS, was being with their family, enjoying good food, good fishing, noisy laughter, and each other.  Bob was a wonderful Christian example, an ordained deacon, youth leader, Sunday School teacher, dedicated employee, great neighbor, caring son, son-in-law and brother, a loving and devoted husband for 60 years,  the BEST Daddy any girl could ever have and above all else a good and faithful servant of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He and Mom set aside a Special time for daily Bible Reading and prayer every day.

 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Eddie Barton and Annie Bess Morgan; and his brother, George Morgan; his in- laws Ed and Azalee Gray and other relatives.

 

A visitation will be held at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood on Sunday, May 18 at 3:00 P.M. with the funeral service immediately to follow at 4:00 P.M. Pallbearers will be the joys of his life, his grandsons. Burial will take place at Morgan Cemetery, Morgantown, Mississippi at a later date.

 

The family especially wishes to thank his loving and attentive care providers; you are "family" too; and to the staff of Hospice Care Team and especially our nurse, Carmen.  You will always have a special place in our heart.

 

Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Hospice Care Team, 107 West Way, Suite 29, Lake Jackson, Texas or Texas Baptist Men, Church Building Program 5351 Catron, Dallas, Texas. 75227.

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

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Lesia Marie Cobb

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Lesia Marie Cobb

12/10/1960 - 5/12/2014

Lesia Marie Cobb, 53, of Alvin, TX passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014.  She was born in Texas City, TX on December 10, 1960 to Donald E. Cobb and Mary Englehardt Cobb.  Lesia was a lifelong resident of Alvin, TX and attended Alvin High School.  She worked at Kroger’s for 13 years.  She loved family dinners, going dancing, gambling and baking.  Her children and grandchildren were her world.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Cobb.

 

Lesia is survived by her mother Mary Cobb; husband Robert Munns; sons, David Anderson and wife Crystal McCord and Aaron Rivas and wife Kyndra; daughter Melissa Cobb and wife Vanessa Webb; brothers, Ronald Cobb and Derrell Cobb and wife Cynthia Gilbert; niece Jennifer McCarty and husband Michael; nephews, T.J. Cobb and wife Natalie and Chris Jewell; granddaughters, Alexis Cobb, Myia Griffin and Sakora Anderson; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Ronald Kellie officiating.

 

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

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Debra Lynn Crotwell

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Debra Lynn Crotwell

5/23/1958 - 5/5/2014

Debra Lynn Crotwell, 55, passed peacefully in her home in Friendswood, TX on May 5, 2014, after her heroic battle with cancer.  Debra was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, nana and friend to all.   She was born May 23, 1958, and enjoyed vacationing and spending time with her family and friends. She loved her career and the people she surrounded herself with. Most of all she Loved Life. She was caring, loyal, beautiful, courageous, strong and above all, selfless. Her loving heart, her easy laugh, and her mothering nature will be sorely missed and long remembered. She will never be forgotten, this we promise.

 

Debra is survived by her mother Carroll S. Hibbard; daughters, Carroll Crystal Duran and Danielle Lauren Crotwell; son Randy W. Duran; grandchildren, Dante, Kiarah, Randee, Victoria, Chad and Madison; sisters, Kimberly Koehn, Angela Watson, Kay Crotwell, Sophie Hibbard and Wanda Crotwell; brothers, Homer Hibbard, Joe Crotwell, Warren Crotwell and Daryl Koehn; nieces and nephews, Kayleigh, Miranda and Joshua and several others; best friend and former husband James E. Crotwell, III.

A Celebration of Life/Memorial will be held in her home in Friendswood on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, please make any and all donations to MD Anderson Pediatrics in her name at www.mdanderson.org and select Children’s Cancer Hospital.

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

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Herbert Spencer Estes

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Herbert Spencer Estes

12/31/1932 - 5/4/2014

Herbert Spencer Estes, aged 81, died at 9:43 pm on Sunday, May 4, as he rested in his bed in Austin, TX.  He had endured declining health for many months.

 

Herb was born in LeCompte, LA, on December 31, 1932, to Alva Brown Estes and Frances Palmer (Beauregard) Estes.  He grew up in Port Arthur, TX, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1951.  After serving two years in the Army, he enrolled at Lamar State College of Technology, where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics in 1958.  During this time, he married Naomi Marie Weaver on June 9, 1956. 

 

Recruited to join the new profession of aerospace engineering, Herb worked for the influential pioneering corporations of Convair and Martin-Marietta, moving to Ft. Worth and Denver, before joining the US space program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.  He served his country by playing influential roles in the Apollo and Space Shuttle projects from 1964 until his retirement in 1994.

 

Besides his professional work, Herb loved sports.  He played football on high school and college teams.  He played lifelong sports of tennis and golf.  He also coached youth sports, especially Little League Baseball.  Even after he stopped coaching, he enjoyed watching neighborhood youth sports and televised sports of all kinds.  Marie often said that if there was a ball involved, Herbie would be watching it.  His intellect also drew him to strategy games, especially contract bridge, backgammon, and forty-two.  He was a champion-level bridge player until his health prevented him from continuing.

 

Herb and Marie are parents of three children, Everly, Eric, and Ruth.  They were married for over 58 years.  Herb served as a church leader in many capacities, as deacon, committee chair, Sunday School teacher, and usher, most recently at Sagemont Church in Houston.

 

Herb is survived by his wife, Marie, by his son Eric Estes and wife Laura, his daughter Ruth Estes and husband John Finkelstine, by his son-in-law Mikael Broadway, six grandchildren David, Naomi, and Lydia Broadway, Garrett Estes, and Emily and Kenneth Finkelstine, and one sister, Ruth Reynolds.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Everly Estes Broadway, his brother Thomas Howard Estes, and his parents.

 

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

 

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rex Forsyth officiating.  A private interment will be held at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Herbert Estes to: Baylor University Missions:  Haiti Engineering at www.baylor.edu/missions, select Give to BU Missions, then select Haiti Engineering, or to Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, 4101 W. Green Oaks, Suite 305, #149  Arlington, TX 76016 www.chasa.org/donate.


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

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Kimberly Denise Hindt

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Kimberly Denise Hindt

11/10/1957 - 5/4/2014

Kimberly Denise Hindt, 56, went to be with the Lord Saturday May 4, 2014.  Kym loved the Lord and placed her trust in Christ daily.  In 1982 she married Ron Hindt and their marriage blossomed into full time ministry as they served along side one another growing closer to God and in turn to one another. It was only after a little time that their first daughter Brittani was brought into the world, followed by a tragic incident with their middle daughter Sarah who died shortly after birth and then their final child, a son, Matthew.

 

In 1991 God called them from Southern California to Houston, Texas to start a new church, Calvary Houston. Kym started and led the women’s ministry and through this ministry many women came to Christ. Through Kym’s powerful discipleship many women were exhorted and encouraged to live a strong faith driven walk with Jesus.

 

As a mother her love was always seen in her children and they looked up to her as an example of true Christ-likeness. She never forgot a birthday or missed an important part of their lives. She was always there for comfort and often times a reprimanding word. She was a shining beacon of what a mother should be in the darkness of a sinful world. She was a pillar of love and life in her household.

 

In 2005 things took a turn. The Lord entrusted her with a trial that would increase the scope of her ministry and use her in great ways as she contracted a rare cancer called Waldenstrom’s Cancer. Kym was unwavering in her faith and never complained. Her life was a powerful testimony of Gods strength in weakness. She truly fought the fight of faith daily. Kym was a warrior, a powerful fighter, a runner to the last step; she used her cancer as a means to reach many nurses, doctors, and workers at the hospitals she would visit. She showed as many people the light of Christ through her illness as she could. For 9 years she fought cancer tooth and nail, holding onto the promises of Christ. Staying true to her calling in ministry and to her family, never missing a moment but instead living life to the fullest in Christ and teaching all those around her to do the same.

 

She was a wonderful, beautiful amazing woman of God. She touched more lives than could be counted and will be missed by many more. She fought the good fight, she finished the race, she kept the faith. Now she is dancing with Jesus in Heaven.

 

Kimberly was preceded in death by her father Joseph Betance and daughter Sarah Hindt.

 

She is survived by her husband Ron Hindt; her mother Severina Betance; her son Matthew Hindt and his wife Victoria; her daughter Brittani Hindt; her sisters Bridgette Betance and Madelyn Friedman; her grandchildren Trey House and Samantha Hindt; her nieces and nephews Kevin Friedman, Brian Friedman and Kimberly Friedman, and her son-in-law Evan House.

 

A private graveside service will be held.

 

A memorial service will  be held on Monday, May 12,2014 at 12:00 P.M. at the Calvary Houston Church, 3700 FM 528, Friendswood, TX 77546.


In lieu of usual remembrances, the family request donations are made in Kym’s memory to Be the Match, c/o Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, 1400 LaConcha Lane, Houston, TX 77054 or at www.giveblood.org/contributions/give-online.

 

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

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Enrique Vargas, Sr

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Enrique Vargas, Sr

7/27/1928 - 5/2/2014

Enrique Vargas, Sr., 85, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014.  He was born on July 27, 1928 to Gregorio Vargas and Ana Tulia Sanchez Vargas in Girardot, Colombia.

 

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church Chapel, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating.

 

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

 
John A. Adams

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John A. Adams

4/2/1941 - 5/1/2014

John A. Adams, 73, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014.  He was born on April 2, 1941 to John T. Adams and Olive Toups Adams in Houston, TX.

 

He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in Houston, TX. Then attended The University of Houston and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He went on to establish a successful business, Adco Technology.  He married Anita K. Bigby on June 20, 1970 and together they raised a son, Benjamin Thomas Adams and a daughter, Sarah Kathryn Adams.

 

John loved to hunt duck and dove, and rattlesnakes in Matagorda.  He traveled to Africa multiple times to hunt big game and loved to travel to Argentina to hunt doves.  If you wanted to find John on a weekend, he was mowing grass, shooting, or attending a gun show.  He loved to read Texas history, collect shot guns, and steam whistles.  He worked really hard and complained a lot about his boss being a slave driver (he owned his own company).

 

He is survived by his son Benjamin Thomas Adams and his wife Erika Kristen Adams; his daughter Sarah Kathryn Adams; grandsons, Joshua Austin and Gabriel James Adams, who loved their PawPaw very much.

 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made in John’s memory to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation at 2914 Swiss Ave., Dallas, TX 75204 or 214-720-1478 or at www.tpwf.org.

 

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

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Gary Morse Allison

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Gary Morse Allison

6/20/1948 - 1/13/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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