JETER MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME

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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.



 

In Loving Memory

Edward C. Sarlls, Jr.

1/22/1937 - 8/18/2014

Edward C. Sarlls, Jr., 77, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014.  He was born on January 22, 1937 to Edward C. Sarlls, Sr. and Hazel Corder Sarlls in Victoria, TX.

 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

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

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D. Dale Fadner

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D. Dale Fadner

8/24/1954 - 8/16/2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Kermit Eugene Parker, Sr.

In Loving Memory

Kermit Eugene Parker, Sr.

5/17/1919 - 8/17/2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
Andrew P. Borden

In Loving Memory

Andrew P. Borden

9/3/1999 - 8/17/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Carl Edison Bass

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Carl Edison Bass

6/18/1921 - 8/17/2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
Geneva Ellen Kopnicky Rives

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Geneva Ellen Kopnicky Rives

3/19/1941 - 8/15/2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Wanda Retta Howery Barker

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Wanda Retta Howery Barker

4/10/1941 - 8/13/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Marietta Hannon Martin

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Marietta Hannon Martin

1/24/1920 - 8/13/2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Daniel Hannon officiating.  Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Christine City Cemetery, 520 E. FM 140, Christine, TX 78012.

 

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

 

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

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Waynetta

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Waynetta "Jonesy" Ross McNeil

10/5/1940 - 8/9/2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Matthew Dekenipp, Jr.

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Matthew Dekenipp, Jr.

1/29/1940 - 8/8/2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Becky Stettler File

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Becky Stettler File

5/31/1930 - 8/8/2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mary Ann Maler Kalil

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Mary Ann Maler Kalil

8/21/1921 - 8/2/2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Robert Edward McElya

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Robert Edward McElya

5/31/1940 - 7/30/2014

Robert Edward McElya, 74, of Friendswood, TX passed away July 30, 2014.  Robert grew up in the Garden Villas area of Houston and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School.  He was employed by NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center immediately upon graduation from college, and there met his “beautiful Mississippi girl”, Mildred Lee Guice. They married, and raised three children.

 

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Herbert McElya and Marjorie Hornback of Pearland, TX and his younger brother, Richard Lee McElya, with whom he was very close.

 

Robert is survived by his wife, Mildred Lee Guice McElya, his daughter, Deborah McElya Smith and husband Kelly (Cincinnati, OH), Kathryn McElya Duncan and husband Thomas (Hattiesburg, MS), and his son Joseph David McElya and wife Amy (Friendswood, TX). Robert also leaves behind his ten grandchildren; Meaghan Smith, Austin Smith, Avery Smith, Amanda Duncan, Zachary Duncan, Andrew Medina, Ashley Medina, Alec Medina, Abigail Medina, and Lilly McElya. In addition, his brothers, William McElya (Kerrville, TX), and John McElya (Pearland, TX).

 

Growing up, Robert loved to hunt and ranch with his brothers, father, and maternal grandfather, Levi Edmond Hornback. Robert and his brothers spent many hours helping their grandfather, the foreman of Polly Ranch, just off Coward’s Creek in Friendswood. The boys spent time riding horses, branding cattle, constructing barns, and mending fences on what was a working cattle ranch.  The ranch would become Robert’s home in 1978, as he built a home for his family on his favorite lot with large oaks in what is now Polly Ranch Estates. Robert loved the history of the ranch, and special memories he formed there, so much that he authored a book, The Road to Polly Ranch in 2008.

 

Robert began his career at NASA in 1963 after graduating from Lamar University in mechanical engineering. Over his 35 years of service, he worked on a variety of projects: the Gemini parachute, docking and escape systems; Apollo parachutes, LEM design, the MET/ Lunar Rover and lunar tools; the Shuttle Orbitor manipulator arm and the landing system. His children remember numerous stories of projects he was very proud of completing, and of those “gone bad” in testing phases, from space suits to rockets. Over the years, Robert made many close friends at NASA, and valued their care in recent years as his health deteriorated.

 

Robert enjoyed several hobbies. He loved to hunt, fish and shrimp. He was also an avid and meticulous woodworker, all plans drawn to perfection before the project could commence.  Like his father, Robert had a great love for all sports. He coached youth baseball, football and soccer for numerous years, and remembered many specifics about his players and games from all seasons.

 

A gathering of friends and family will take place Sunday, August 3rd at 1:00pm in the park area of Polly Ranch Estates to commemorate Robert’s life.  Coat and tie not required as the weather will be warm.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to M.D. Anderson Medical Center at www.mdanderson.org.

 
Dolores Marie Carle Lacy

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Dolores Marie Carle Lacy

3/11/1931 - 7/28/2014

Dolores Marie Carle Lacy, 83, of Alvin, TX passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014.  She was born on March 11, 1931 to Alfred J. Carle and Sophia M. Walter in San Antonio, TX.    Dolores was a Registered Nurse and worked as an operating room nurse and school nurse for Alvin Independent School District for 20 years.  She was a longtime resident of Alvin, TX since 1965, until recently having to move to Pearland for health reasons.

 

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Walter J. Lacy.

 

She leaves behind her daughter, Debbie Richardson and husband Mike of Pearland, daughter Kay Stubbs and husband Bruce of Tucson, AZ and son Mike Lacy and wife Melissa of Pearland; grandchildren, Amy Richardson Snider, Laura Richardson, Cara Stubbs, Allison Stubbs, Jake Stubbs, Carlee Lacy, Claire Lacy, Chloe Lacy; and great grandson, Weston Snider; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, July 30, 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 Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating.  Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.

 

Dolores was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  She will be deeply missed by all.  Thanks to all her dedicated and loving caregivers in Pearland.

 

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

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Danny Raymond Reed

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Danny Raymond Reed

9/6/1952 - 7/27/2014

Danny Raymond Reed, 61, went to meet his angels on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Houston, Texas.   Danny was born on September 6, 1952 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Frances and Raymond Reed.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Lanell Barnhill Gutierrez; father, Raymond Leon Reed; sisters Frances Sherian Hagler, Tina Maria Messina James, and Donna Kay Reed; and grandson, Gavon Daniel Reed.

Danny was loved dearly by many survivors including his high school sweetheart and love of his life Leona Reed.  He was a very loving and caring father to his two children, Patrick and Chenette Reed.  He also did his very best to spoil his beloved grandchildren Brooke Reed, Cameron Reed, Gabriel Reed, Gavon Reed, Zane Reed, and Michael Morrow.  Danny was also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Teresa and Ron Lee, his only brother Samuel Messina, and his daughter-in-law Donna Reed along with many brother and sister in-laws, nieces, and nephews.   

Danny was as loving, caring, and supportive a father as any child could ever ask for.  He was always actively involved in his children’s activities and loved to watch them perform.  Danny used sporting activities like baseball and basketball to teach his kids life lessons that remain valuable to them today.  He was the kind of dad who never missed a game and was always there to support his children and tell them how proud he was of them…..win or lose.  As his children grew up and started their own families he continued that same unconditional support through their trials of life and was always there to pick them back up regardless of the reasons for their fall. 

Danny was the type of paw paw that grandkids could not wait to see.  One of his favorite things in life was to see the smile on the face of one of his grandchildren when he had once again given them “way too much” for a Christmas or birthday gift.  Danny was a “way too much” kind of guy and while that may be what sent him home at the tender young age of 61……..he wouldn’t have had it any other way.  Danny lived fairly hard at times but he loved even harder. 

To all of his brothers and sisters including in-laws Danny was respected as a man of wisdom who could always be counted on for good sound advice without judgment.  He opened his home on numerous occasions to family members who needed a helping hand and he was glad to do it.  Danny had a gift for helping his loved ones through the hard times and for helping them to get back up on their feet.  He would do that through shelter, food, good advice, and even job placement but most importantly he always let his family know that they were loved. 

Danny’s pride and joy was his high school sweetheart and absolute love of his life, Leona Reed.  He loved Leona from the first time he met her in the cotton fields of Bossier City Louisiana and he never stopped loving her……not even today.  Danny’s love for Leona was always on display for all to see and he was not embarrassed when others saw the “mushy” cards, love letters, and even public kisses that he showered her with every chance he got.  Danny was so very proud to have Leona in his life and he wanted everyone to know how much he loved her. 

Danny enjoyed sports, fishing, and spending quality time with his family.  At family functions there was never a question as to who was going to do the cooking.  Danny used his unbelievable cooking talent to express his love for people and he thoroughly enjoyed to see his family enjoy a meal he had created.  Brisket was his absolute specialty but he was also known for his gumbo, boiled crawfish and crabs, salsa, and amazing baked beans.  He will be missed for much more than his cooking……but man will his cooking ever be missed!

Danny was generally a man of few words and much love.   He was a very inwardly spiritual man who professed his love for Jesus Christ as his savior.  Danny Raymond Reed was an amazing man with a life full of making those around him smile.   He will be greatly missed.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Glen Barnhill officiating.

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

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Douglas Arthur Luitjen

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Douglas Arthur Luitjen

2/10/1942 - 7/27/2014

Douglas Arthur Luitjen, 72, of Houston, TX passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014.  He was born on February 10, 1942 to Merle Luitjen and Hazel Schwerin in Sumner, IA. He was an avid cyclist and loved nature and spending time outdoors. He loved traveling to Big Bend and West Texas to go camping. Douglas served in the Vietnam War with the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. He loved his country and supported the troops.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

 

Douglas is survived by his companion, Sirinart Miller of Alvin, Texas; son, Roderick with wife, Jeri Luitjen, and two grandchildren, Kali Ona and Jobi Lee of North Carolina; brothers, Mark Luitjen of San Antonio, Texas, Craig Luitjen of Boerne, Texas and Randy Schwerin of Sumner, Iowa; and other family including, Sharon Erickson and family of Lincoln, Nebraska and Pikoon Creps and family of Watonga, Oklahoma; along with many other close friends that were considered his family. 

 

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Purple Heart Foundation by mail to: Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 49, Annandale, VA 22003 or at www.purpleheartfoundation.org or 713-685-5400.

 

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

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Mary Ann Garza Sanchez

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Mary Ann Garza Sanchez

4/19/1956 - 7/26/2014

Mary Ann Garza Sanchez, 58, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014.  She was born on April 19, 1956 to Eleturio Garza and Mary Herrera Garza in Ganado, TX.  She retired from Friendswood I.S.D.  She was active in her hobbies which included Zumba, Jazzercise and Ballroom dancing.

 

She is survived by her husband, Juan E. Sanchez; daughters, Christina, Angela and Alyssa; son-in-law, Diego Olivarez; brothers, Jesse, David, Leroy and Gilbert; sister, Hope; many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Vigil and Rosary to begin at 7:30 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

Mary Ann was a very kind and giving person, helping all who needed help.  She will be greatly missed to all she touched.

 

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

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Elaine Ruth Sohn Maas

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Elaine Ruth Sohn Maas

1/11/1933 - 7/22/2014

Elaine Ruth Sohn Maas, 81, of Friendswood, TX joined the Church Triumphant on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.  She was born on January 11, 1933 to Martin and Alma Sohn in Saginaw, MI.  She lived the majority of her life in Saginaw, MI and Lake Worth, FL with her final years in Friendswood, TX.  Elaine served the community as a Registered Nurse until her retirement.  She adored her husband and best friend Emil whom she married August 27, 1956, and treasured spending time with her family who camped, fished, and enjoyed nature together.  Elaine was an avid bowler, card player and active church member.  She relished the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, teaching them how to play poker and other important card games, as well as other fun activities.  She loved Jesus and relied on His power and promises for her.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Emil Oscar Maas and her parents.

 

Elaine is survived by her children; Lynn Ann Hobratschk and her husband Rev. Ralph Hobratschk, Rev. Mark James Maas, and his wife Cheri Maas, Karrie Wareham and Trudy Barus and her husband Art Barus; brothers, Ray Sohn of Canada and Don Sohn and his wife Wanda of IN; grandchildren, Kasi Culwell, John Hobratschk, Katie, James and Nicholas Maas, Stephen and Joshua Wareham, Matthew and Mitchell Barus; great grandchildren, Tristan Hobratschk, Lillie Culwell, Mark Maas, Lily Marie Fowler, and Caleb David Wareham; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life on earth and her new life in Heaven on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. at Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating.  A meal and reception will follow at the church.

 

Flowers are welcomed, or the family would appreciate donations be made in her memory to “Project Pastoral Education West Africa” c/o King of Glory Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 2195, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or to Hope Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

 

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

 
Rosemary Hogan Givens

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Rosemary Hogan Givens

9/28/1935 - 7/23/2014

Rosemary Hogan Givens, 78, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  She was born on September 28, 1935 to Patrick Hogan and Anna Kivitt Hogan in St. Louis, MO.  She married James William Givens on June 8, 1957. Rosemary loved cooking, baking, sewing, making ceramics and raising her four children and was an outstanding grandmother to her three grandchildren.

 

Some of the fondest memories from the grandchildren’s perspective are:  Frequent visits to grandma’s house, shopping at Baybrook Mall and swimming in the make shift backyard pool.  Holli remembers; Christmas time at grandma’s house was a wonderland.  I would try to count the amount of tin containers full of cookies she had made, but would give up and declare I did not have enough fingers to count that high.  Heather’s fondest memories were the wonderful cookies, the colorful clothes she made for herself and the “Rugrats” matching outfits she made for my sister and me.  Jerome’s fondest memories are having grandma at all my sporting events and making me feel like a superstar.

 

Rosemary is survived by her four children, son, Don Charles Givens and his wife Cynthia Givens; daughter Dianne Lankford; daughter Rosanne Givens Scott and her husband Don Scott; grandson, Jerome Scott; daughter Kathy Reynolds and her husband Neil Reynolds; granddaughters, Heather Reynolds and Holli Reynolds.

 

The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Chaplin Bob Dees officiating.  Burial will be private.

 

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

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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

In Loving Memory

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

In Loving Memory

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

In Loving Memory

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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