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



 
Marinell Douglas

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Marinell Douglas

10/9/1938 - 2/25/2015

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

            

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

   

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
Christopher Joseph Ellis

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Christopher Joseph Ellis

12/22/1965 - 2/28/2015

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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John Clifford Ostrom

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John Clifford Ostrom "Cliff"

2/24/1936 - 2/27/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Karen Kay Keever

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Karen Kay Keever

7/22/1962 - 2/25/2015

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

 

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

 

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

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Patricia Ann Wallace Brundrett

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Patricia Ann Wallace Brundrett

3/4/1931 - 2/14/2015

Patricia Ann Wallace Brundrett, 83, of Shoreacres, TX, passed away February 14, 2015.  Her husband, Leon P Brundrett, and Pat are lifelong sweethearts.  They met in Rockport, TX, when they were juniors in high school.  Patricia’s passing on Valentine’s Day is a tribute to their enduring love. They were very happily married for 64 years.

Pat was born in Columbus Junction, IA on March 4, 1931 to parents Avery and Ethyl Wallace.  She was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother Jerry Wallace.  She is survived by her beloved husband, Leon, three daughters, Gail Farley of St Marys, GA, Nancy Hotz of Thousand Oaks, CA and Suzan Scruggs of Webster, TX, her brother Jimmy Wallace of Ingleside, TX, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Pat was a cheerleader for Rockport High School.  Leon played sports and was voted ‘Most Popular’ the year they graduated, 1948.  Leon and Pat married September 1, 1951; three days after Leon received his naval commission as an ensign and pilot in the US Navy. 

Pat worked as a fulltime secretary and mother of three young daughters while Leon studied and earned an engineering degree from the University of Houston.  When the girls were still quite young, Pat left her office job to become a stay at home mother. Her family has wonderful memories of delicious home cooked meals, especially her pies, which were top notch! She kept a very tidy home and was rarely idle.  Her energy and cheerful attitude was an inspiration to all those who knew her.

When Leon retired at the envious age of 40 and bought the shrimp boat ‘Wendy Gale’, Pat cheerfully took on the job as 1st Mate and deck hand.  When Leon hauled in the seafood laden bag and pulled the cord to release its contents on the boat deck, Pat’s job was to separate the seafood treasure.  Every bag pull started with Pat gently tossing the angry blue crabs back into the waters of Galveston Bay; Pat spotted the soft shelled crabs and saved them for dinner.  The Brundrett family dined well on fresh caught shrimp, crab, fish and shark for many tasty years. 

Family and friends will celebrate Patricia’s long, happy life with a ‘Wake’ at their home on March 14.  Both Patricia and Leon wish to be cremated and buried at their family site in Hitchcock, TX.

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

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Pitty Giuliani Varnado

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Pitty Giuliani Varnado

4/1/1935 - 2/21/2015

Pitty Giuliani Varnado, 79, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  She was born on April 1, 1935 to Jose Giuliani and Aurelia Maldonado Giuliani in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.

 

Pitty is preceded in death by her father Jose, mother Aurelia, sisters Lucia and Catalina, brothers Juan Andres, Angel  and Julio Antonio and her infant son Lewis Edwin. She is survived by her beloved daughter Sharon Hudson and husband Kevin, beloved son Jean Andre Varnado and wife Theresa and son Eric Varnado and wife Patty , grandchildren Brandon Hudson and wife Sarah, Bryce Hudson and wife Rachel, Brady Hudson, Andrea Varnado and Lily Varnado, great grandchildren Arrianna, April, Allison and Kevin Robert Hudson, Brae and Evey Hudson.  She is also survived by her brothers Francisco Giuliani and Jose Benigno Giuliani and her sister Annie Villanueva.

 

Mimi to her grandchildren, Pitty to her friends.  A fiery spirit unafraid to dream, strong in will and strong in faith. Her lifelong devotion to the arts is inspiring. She was a poet, a painter, a sculptor, a songwriter, a creative soul. She loved her grandchildren deeply and never missed a football game, soccer game, choir concert, piano recital, gymnastic meet, musical theater show, rock concert or any opportunity to brag about them. 

 

She loved the Lord and her faith in Jesus Christ was the one true guiding light in her life. 

She was eccentric and full of love and life.  The world will be a much less interesting place without her.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brandon Hudson and Rev. Kevin Hudson officiating.  Interment will follow at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

 

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

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Dr. William Presley Jones, Jr.

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Dr. William Presley Jones, Jr.

11/14/1924 - 2/8/2015

Dr. William Presley Jones, Jr., 90, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015.  He was born on November 14, 1924 to William P. Jones, Sr. and Marjorie Bell Mote Jones in Sarah, MS.

 

Bill grew up working at his extended families’ gas stations and cafes.  He joined the Navy when WWII started and was sent to pre-med at Emory University and then to the University of Tennessee Medical School.  He met Carolyn Price in 1948, on a blind date, and married her 3 months later.  They were married for 64 years.

 

He served his internship at Jeff Davis Hospital and then began practicing in Pasadena Texas.  He enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and served as a Flight Surgeon for the S.A.C. Base in French Morocco.  With her brother’s assistance, Carolyn Jones served as an R.N. there also.

 

Bill, along with several partners, built and practiced at Southmore Hospital in Pasadena.  He was also involved with several nursing homes and other hospitals.  In 1969, he became involved in land development in Friendswood with different partners. He was a founding member of Friendswood Family Riders, served on the “Community Appearance Board” Committee, the Riding Arena Board and on the School Board in Friendswood from 1975 thru 1979.  Bill donated the land that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building is on in Friendswood.

 

His hobbies were traveling and flying a twin engine Geronimo.   He loved puttering around the garage and built barges, hanging beds, and forts for his grandsons.  He took up painting and enjoyed spending time with his cat Tigger.

 

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Carolyn Price Jones.

 

He is survived by his daughters, Lynn Leavesley and her husband Jim and Leslie Jones Bryant; two grandsons, Bryan Leavesley, and John Leavesley and his wife Melanie and their daughter Scarlett Leavesley.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 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 Jones family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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John M. Hubbell

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John M. Hubbell

10/15/1962 - 2/16/2015

John Michael Hubbell, 52, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015.  He was born October 15, 1962 to Marius Hubbell, Sr., and Mercedes Knipping Hubbell Britt in Galveston, Texas, the youngest of seven children.  He attended schools in Houston. After graduating from Mt. Carmel HS in 1981, he became an electrical apprentice.

 

In 1987, John entered the Army, completed Basic Training at Fort Bliss, General Medical Orientation and Pharmacy Specialist/Pharmacy Sterile Products Courses at Fort Sam Houston and was stationed at Ft. Stewart, serving as a Pharmacy Specialist. His unit was activated to serve in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm from 1990 to 1991. He also served in Operation Joint Endeavor, Germany, El Salvador and Guatemala. His last tour was in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004 to 2005. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal six times and numerous other awards and recognitions as well. He also served as a combat lifesaver instructor in Iraq; training Iraqi soldiers combat medic procedures. John retired from the US Army in 2008 at the rank of Sergeant First Class.

 

While in the military, John earned Associate of Arts degrees from Saint Leo College and San Jacinto College. After retiring from the military, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business in 2009 and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Houston and was a Licensed Master Social Worker. His goal in becoming a LMSW was to assist returning military adjust to civilian life.

 

He loved the Lord Jesus Christ and was a long-time member of New Hope Church, where he served for years as a Promiseland volunteer. His hobbies included woodworking and home improvement projects and playing with his grandchildren.

 

John is survived by his daughters, Brittany and Alana, his three grandchildren Mason, Jaxon and Paisley, his mother Mercedes and four brothers and two sisters, Marius, Jr., Kathy, Carl, Barbara, Patrick and Thomas.

 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Glen Liston officiating.

 

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

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Rolla

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Rolla "R.J." Blanken

9/21/1933 - 2/16/2015

Rolla "R.J." Blanken, 81, joined his beloved wife of 54 years, Johnnie Mae Ray Blanken, on Monday, February 16, 2015. He was a longtime resident of Friendswood, TX.

 

R.J. proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a photographer, graduated from Arizona State University as a Mathematics Major, and went on to work for IBM retiring in 1991.

 

R.J. is survived by his three children, daughter Cynthia Blanken Brown and Anthony, son Jeffrey Blanken and wife Sheryl, and daughter Melinda Todd Blanken; six grandchildren, Jared Cloud, Amanda Todd and husband Steve, U.S. Army Specialist Michael Brown and wife Donna, James Todd, Taylor Blanken, and Jaysen Todd; and four great-grandchildren, Isabel, Jasper, Jerilynn and Calista.

 

A private service will be held at Ragan Cemetery in Neosho, MO at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Information about making donations can be found at www.alz.org<http://www.alz.org>.

 

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

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Steven Mark McDaniel

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Steven Mark McDaniel

7/12/1956 - 2/15/2015

Steven Mark McDaniel, 58, of Alvin, TX left this earth to go to his heavenly home on Sunday, February 15, 2015.  He was born on July 12, 1956 to Andrew McDaniel and Bonnie Sutton McDaniel in Texarkana, TX.

 

He was a faithful member of Greater Life Church.  He was a true example on how to live your life for The Lord to his family as he demonstrated to so many especially his family and daughter.  He served God diligently through all the ups and downs of his health and never lost his Faith.  He enjoyed his weekly early morning prayer with his brothers in Christ followed by breakfast and fellowship time at Cracker Barrel.

 

Steven was a devoted husband, father, and son.  He was most proud of the man his son Ryan became and his devotion to his wife, Karen.  A day did not go by that he was not full of pride for his daughter Joanna and her talents which included her choir and her passion to continue her future in the health field.

 

Steven spent many years at Texas Medical Center and most recently at St. Luke’s Hospital as an electrician.  Some of Steven’s passions were fishing, baseball, raising chickens and gathering eggs with his furry friend Sam “the dog” and spending time with his friend, Frenchie doing Mr. Mac business.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Bonnie Jean; daughter, Amanda Diane; sister-in-law, Audrey; and mother-in-law, Helen.

 

Steven leaves his wife of 20 years, Gaye; son, Ryan and daughter-in-law Karen; daughter, Joanna; brothers, Timothy and Shawn and wife Tina; sister, Sharon; brother-in-law, Jeff and wife Jeanne; father-in-law, John and wife Ruth; and numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 5:00 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, February 19, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the Greater Life Church, 1655 FM 528, Webster, TX 77598 with Rev. Mark Hughes officiating.  Interment will follow at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org.

 

We would especially like to extend our gratitude to St. Luke’s Facility and Operation Department, Dr. Ruth Wentz and Dr. Joey Buquing, Davita Dialysis-Benz, especially Diana Ina, RN and South Shore and staff and most of all his dear friend Dr. Nasser and staff.

 

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

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Elisa K. Hancock

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Elisa K. Hancock

6/2/1957 - 2/13/2015

Elisa “Lisa” Kay Hancock, 57, of Pearland, TX passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015. She was born June 2, 1957 to S. B. Hancock and Madge Fondon Hancock in Beaumont, TX.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Madge Fondon Hancock.

Lisa is survived by her father, S. B. Hancock and wife Joy; brother, Howard Don Hancock and wife Greta; nephews, Michael Hancock and wife Mary, Mitchell Hancock and wife Michelle, Marshall Hancock and wife Sabrina plus a host of numerous family members and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 12:30 P.M. at Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, Texas.

Friends are cordially invited to a memorial service with the family on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

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

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The Reverend Abdías Cruces Avalos

11/19/1928 - 2/11/2015

The Reverend Abdías Cruces Avalos, 86, of Houston, TX passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.  He was born on November 19, 1928 to Francisco Avalos and Dolores Cruces Avalos in San Felipe Leon Guanajuato, Mexico.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, February 16, 2015 from 5:00 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, February 17, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002 with the RT. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle and the Rev. James C. McGill officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.  A reception will be held at the Christ Church Cathedral following the interment.

 

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

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Thomas “Tommy” Eugene Wendel, Jr.

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Thomas “Tommy” Eugene Wendel, Jr.

12/22/1960 - 2/9/2015

Thomas “Tommy” Eugene Wendel, Jr., 54, of Houston, TX passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015.  He was born on December 22, 1960 to Thomas E. Wendel, Sr. and Marion C. Seale Wendel in Houston, TX.  In past years, Tommy worked in the local, inter-state and international marine industries.  His last employer was Kirby Inland Marine.

 

He is survived by his mother, Clarice Tunstall; sisters, Kathy Hughes and Denise Tunstall Victor; brothers, Dwain Tunstall, Dudley Tunstall and Daniel Tunstall; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.

 

A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston, TX with Pastor Jon Salminen officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the Houston International Seafarer’s Center at www.houstonseafarers.com.

 

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

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Judy Ann Morgan Wyatt

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Judy Ann Morgan Wyatt

3/23/1948 - 2/7/2015

Judy Ann Morgan Wyatt, 66, passed from this world to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, February 7, 2015, in Pearland, Texas.  She is survived by her loving children and grandchildren; daughter Rhonda and her husband Terry Kirksey; son Wallace Wayne Wyatt, Jr. and his wife Tamra Connevey Wyatt; grandchildren, who were the highlight of her life, Hannah Morgan Kirksey, Cody Wayne Wyatt, Zachary Christian Kirksey, Kayla Mae Wyatt.  She was preceded in death only 8 months ago by her constant companion and doting husband of 48 years, Wayne Wyatt. We rejoice they are hand in hand again, basking in Jesus' glory. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Wade and Geneva Morgan of El Dorado, Arkansas.

 

Judy was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on March 23, 1948. She was adopted by her parents, into a close knit extended family when she was 3 years old. She attended El Dorado High School, where she met a tall, skinny boy named Wayne.  She graduated, in May of 1966, and married that high school sweetheart only 3 days later. The newlyweds set off on a summer of adventure selling Bibles in order to pay for Wayne's college expenses, and made great lifelong friends in the process. Judy kept children at their home and worked at a cleaners during the school year to make ends meet. Rhonda came along while Wayne was still at Harding University. After Wayne graduated, in 1969, he enlisted in the Army. Wallace was born while they were stationed at Fort Polk. Judy kept the household running and home fires lit while Wayne did his tour in Vietnam.  Judy would make voice recordings of the children and herself to mail to Wayne while he was away.  Rhonda, at 4 years old, can remember talking into a recorder to her dad but not understanding why she could not hear him talk back. Judy would reassure her that her dad could hear her and to just keep talking to him. Then, weeks later, a tape would come in the mail and it was dad talking back to her. Judy's fervent prayers were answered when Wayne came home with no physical injuries. Then she packed up the family and they all moved to Alaska, telling the children what an adventure it would be, always positive! After Wayne's completion of full-time military service, in 1972, she again packed up the family and moved them to Ruston, LA to put Wayne through graduate school. Judy could not imagine being away from her children so she started a home daycare, keeping children sometimes 24 hours a day. She loved those children as if they were her own. Wayne graduated in 1976 and she packed up the family again, this time to Shreveport, then a final move to Houston. Wayne continued his service in the National Guard. Once in Houston, they drove back to Arkansas each month; Wayne did training and the rest of the family visited with family. The children have such fond memories of these monthly trips.    Judy continued to find ways in which she could be home with her children and make an income. In Houston, she babysat other children in her home and worked at the Mothers' Day Out program at the Christian school where her children attended. As her children grew, she supported them in every activity they wanted to participate in. Sometimes that meant packing all of the children in the car just to take Rhonda to softball or drill team practice or Wally to football or baseball practice. Wally remembers the patience she would have with him, laying on the living room floor doing his homework with him, almost nightly.

 

Judy was very creative. She enjoyed painting and making crafts.  One of her greatest joys was doing crafts with her grandchildren. They were always excited to see what Mimi had planned for them to do with her. Those children love all of their family but Mimi was the special one. She is the special one to all of us. Another of her's and Wayne's joys was going to Lake Catherine every fall with their lifelong friends Rudy and Sherron. They looked forward to that all year long.

 

Judy had a strong, unwavering commitment to Southeast Church of Christ. She loved the ladies she was involved with for many years there. They laughed together until they cried at Bunco, and then helped each other grow in Christ in Bible study group. She counted those ladies as one of her greatest blessings.  

 

Judy loved her Lord Jesus with all her heart; she loved her family and friends almost as much. She is the kindest, gentlest person her family has ever met. Rhonda smiles as she writes this because she can remember that lamb turning into a big ferocious momma bear if you messed with her kids! She was the glue that made this family of 4 work. Wayne, Rhonda and Wally are all good, hardworking, loving, Christian people and were all made that way by her. She is their strength and support!  The family takes comfort in knowing she and Wayne are back together again, this time in a perfect place, and we will all be reunited again, in that perfect place. PRAISE GOD!

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 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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Jerry Lee Schuchmann

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Jerry Lee Schuchmann

12/13/1958 - 2/1/2015

Jerry Lee Schuchmann, 56, of Friendswood, TX died suddenly in a tragic accident on Sunday, February 1, 2015.  He was born on December 13, 1958 to Jerry Lee Schuchmann and Rita Darlene O’Dell Schuchmann in Killeen, TX.  The family moved to Springfield, IL after Jerry was born.  He married Linda on December 26, 1981 in Springfield, IL; together they had 2 children, Hannah and Dylan.  They lived in the Chicago area for 20 years, and then moved to Friendswood, TX in 2001.  Jerry was a valuable member of the Team Industrial Services family.

 

He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed listening to classic rock music, and spending time with his family and friends. He had a knack for making people laugh, and would always be there for anyone in need.  Jerry was the guy who everyone loved and will be sorely missed by his loving family and friends.

 

Jerry was preceded in death by his father Jerry Schuchmann.

 

He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter Hannah; son Dylan; mother Darlene; sister Sharon; brother Larry; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with a memorial service following at 2:00 P.M.

 

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

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William Preston Berry, Jr.

In Loving Memory

William Preston Berry, Jr.

2/22/1958 - 2/1/2015

William Preston Berry, Jr., 56, of Pearland, TX passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015.  He was born on February 22, 1958 to William P. Berry, Sr. and Dorothy Matlock Lawhon in Houston, TX.

 

Preston graduated from Pearland High School in 1976, after graduating he joined the United States Army where he proudly served his country.  He was a graduate of the Harris County Sheriff’s Police Academy as well and the Houston Airport Police.  During his employment with the HCSD he was an Officer, Jailer, Deputy, and Crime Scene Investigator.  He was awarded the Jack Marshall Award and the 100 Club Award Smith and Wesson.  He was employed with the Friendswood Police Department as the Criminal Compositions Instructor, Patrol Officer, K-9 Officer along with partner Officer Dumar, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and retired as a Captain State of Texas Private Security Enforcement Office.  Preston was also employed with the Texas Child Protective Services as, Senior Criminal Investigator.  He also held a Master Peace Officer’s License.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Byrd Lawhon; stepfather, Zach R. Lawhon; sister, Paula Kay Berry; 1st wife, Donna Byrd Berry and mother-in-law, Joan Summerall Luce.

 

Preston is survived by his wife, Kristye Luce Berry; father, William “Tom” Preston Berry, Sr; sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Keith Anderson; brother and sister-in-law, Tracy and Anne Lawhon; brother, Shelby Berry; stepsister, Leah Land; stepbrother, Zach Lawhon, Jr; father-in-law, Mickey Luce; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Andy Nicholson; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Krista Fontenot; 3 granddaughters and 2 grandsons; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, February 9, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

 

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Zach Nicholson officiating.  Interment will follow at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

 

Pallbearers will include Rick Raper, Willis Corbin, Tommy Tolson, Jack Gentry, Mike Cordero, Ron Sullivan, Christian Murillo, Elijah Murillo, Isaiah Murillo, and Antonio Cordova.

 

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

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Bunny Lee Bundick Dean

In Loving Memory

Bunny Lee Bundick Dean

12/14/1945 - 2/1/2015

Bunny Lee Bundick Dean 69, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at home with her family. She was born on December 14, 1945 to Lloyd Bundick and Naomi White Bundick in Norton, VA.

Bunny was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Randi Jean Bundick; brothers, Larry Bundick and Butch Bundick.

She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 50 years, Randy Dean; her daughters, Jessica Monroe and Heather Dean Goff, grandchildren; Sunni Monroe, Jordin Monroe, Coleman Goff and Madison Goff, great grandchildren;  Piper Monroe, Abel Simon and Brayden Monroe. Bunny is also survived by her sisters, Elizabeth Hunt and Sharon Dingus and their families; along with many extended family members and friends too numerous to mention.

Bunny was truly loved by all who knew her. Her absence will leave a hole in all of our lives. She is finally at peace and no longer suffering. She is with the Holy Father and her family that were waiting for her in heaven.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Ken Wieser officiating.

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

 

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Sherry R. Tanger Bell

In Loving Memory

Sherry R. Tanger Bell

6/23/1937 - 1/27/2015

Sherry R. Tanger Bell, 77, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  She was born on June 23, 1937 to Charles Tanger and Elsie Amick Tanger in Huron, SD.

 

She married Larry E. Bell on August 11, 1957 in Huron, SD and together they had 3 sons.   Sherry was an elementary school teacher, but most importantly she loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was a member of Delphians, Two Left Feet Dance Club and enjoyed floral designing.

 

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Gerald Tanger.

 

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 ½ years Larry; sons, L. Breck Bell and wife Lauri, Bradley N. Bell and wife Elizabeth and Charles C. Bell and wife Carrie; grandchildren, Rebecca Bell, Deanna Bell, Melissa Bell, Rachel Bell, Landon Bell, Alexi Bell, Charlotte Bell, Andrew (A.J.) Bell and John Bell; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Howard Huhn and Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating with a reception to follow.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to the Friendswood United Methodist Church Education Fund.

 

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

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Jay Charles Grubb

In Loving Memory

Jay Charles Grubb

8/1/1927 - 1/25/2015

Jay Charles Grubb, age 87, of Houston, Texas, passed away January 25, 2015. Jay was born August 1, 1927 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin to John Hall Grubb and Marguerite “Didi” (LeMere) Grubb.

 

After graduating from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas in 1945, Jay attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa majoring in Labor Relations and Economics. After graduating in 1949, he worked for Gulf Oil in Venezuela with his father. He married Joanna Katherine Conroy on June 20, 1953. He then was drafted by the United States Army serving as a Corporal in Munich, Germany for two years. After an honorable discharge in 1957, he worked for WKM Valve in Missouri City, Texas. In 1963, he moved to Union Texas Petroleum where he became Vice President and then Treasurer retiring in 1986. He thoroughly enjoyed his participation over the years in the Houston Administrative Services Society (HASS) Energy Lunch group. After retiring he became a management consultant and confidant with several different businesses. In addition, Jay served on several boards including The Briar Club serving as president in 1973 and 1993, St. Thomas High School Foundation serving as president from 1980 through 1988, and Goodwill Industries of Houston serving as a board trustee. He served faithfully as Joanna’s long time care giver for 15 years. He will be remembered most for his loving devotion to his bride of 60 years, his family, and nurturing hundreds of friendships over the years.

 

Jay was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Joanna Katherine (Conroy) Grubb.

 

Jay is survived by his sons, Donald Jay and wife Evelyn Grubb of Houston and Thomas John and wife Melissa Grubb of South Bend, Indiana; grandchildren, Elizabeth Grace (Grubb) Woo (25) and husband Austin Woo of Houston, Christopher Sloan Grubb (23) of South Bend and Marguerite Katherine Grubb (19) of Houston; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

 

Visitation with the family will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 30, 2015 at Westminster United Methodist Church, 5801 San Felipe, Houston, Texas, 77057 with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Jeff Powers officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum in Houston, Texas.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Goodwill Industries of Houston, 1140 West Loop North, Houston, Texas 77055 or St. Thomas High School, 4500 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77007.

 

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

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Elvester Benson

In Loving Memory

Elvester Benson

3/16/1939 - 1/23/2015

Elvester Benson, 75, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015.  He was born on March 16, 1939 to Norman Benson and Evelyn Horn Benson in Centerville, TX.

 

The family moved to Mexia, Texas, when he was a small child and he was a graduate of Douglas Dunbar High School.  He joined the United States Air Force in 1959, and served four years.  He then worked for the Atomic Energy Commission in Hawaii.  He moved to Beaumont, Texas, and then married Catherine Lastrape in 1968.  They had one daughter, Christina Benson Anderson (George), and remained married until his death.  Upon retiring from DuPont Chemical in Nederland, Texas, he worked, again, for the Atomic Energy Commission, and Sterling Chemical in Texas City, Texas.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and son, Herrick Elvester Stanley. 

 

He is survived by his grandchildren:  Antoinette Auzenne, Breanna Stanley, Troy Jacob Anderson, Benjamin Anderson, and Matthew Anderson.  He also leaves behind two siblings:  Dorothy Benson Williams (Douglas) and Tyree Benson (Dolores).  He will be missed by a host of other cousins, nephews, nieces, loving family, and friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. with the funeral service to follow at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

 

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

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