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James “Jim” Frederick Johnson

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James “Jim” Frederick Johnson

8/3/1931 - 6/30/2015

James “Jim” Frederick Johnson, 83, retired U.S. Marshal, entered into Heaven’s Gates on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.He was born August 3, 1931 in El Paso TX.His life was dedicated to law enforcement, where he served for 35 years.
He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Shirley; she was the love of his life.Additionally, he is survived by his 3 children, Steve Johnson and his wife, Elizabeth, Lisa Johnson, and Barry Johnson and his wife Lisa.He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, Dustin Johnson and wife Jennifer, Meagan Johnson, Audrey Walch and husband Josh, Christopher Johnson, Kelsey Johnson and Baylor Johnson; 3 great-grandchildren, Delaney and Landon Johnson and Carter Walch; his beloved cat, Dandelion will miss him terribly.
The family is grateful to all of the amazing caregivers who have crossed his path in his journey to the Promised Land.We are indebted beyond measure.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on July 2, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Dr. Eddie Simmons officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in his honor to the U.S. Marshal Museum, 14 North 3rd St., Suite D, Fort Smith, AR 72901.
Condolences may be sent to the Johnson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Pat Henry Allen

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Pat Henry Allen

9/18/1931 - 6/23/2015

Pat Henry Allen, 83, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. He was born September 18, 1931 in San Augustine, TX.

He was preceded in death by his mother Eva L. Neimuth and his wife of 54 years, Mary Louise Allen.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Beverly French and husband Larry, Nancy Kinsey and husband John and Donna Allen; grandchildren, Berry Adams, Jacob Adams and wife Karen, Shay-lyn French, Ginger Horton, Carol Patterson and husband Brian, John Kinsey and Micaela Kinsey; great-grandchildren, Emma Lee Adams, Aiden Wegharst, Madalyn Horton and Avery Jordan; sister Jackie Evans and husband Elton, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Chris Norton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148, or www.stjude.org/tributes

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


 
Elizabeth Louisa

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Elizabeth Louisa "Betty" Burlingame

4/10/1920 - 6/21/2015

Elizabeth Louisa (“Betty”) Burlingame, 95, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015.  She was born April 10, 1920 to Fred K. Holtam and Edith Holtam in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England.
 
Elizabeth was raised in Cirencester and attended school until she was 14 years old, after which she became a bookkeeper for Boulton's Department Store and later for the firm of Williams & Ford, an electrical supplier. She remained in Cirencester, where she met her future husband, Ivan Burlingame, an American WWII Army soldier stationed at a nearby hospital evacuation and receiving center. Betty and Ivan were married in Cirencester on May 27, 1947. They spent the first part of their married life in Berlin, Germany, during the Berlin Blockade. They then moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, and Chicago, Illinois, before settling in northern Minnesota upon Ivan's retirement from the Army.
 
They lived in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, for 50 years. Betty was a loving wife and mother, raised two children, and was an excellent homemaker. Additionally, she was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church, volunteered with the Itasca County Nursing Home and the local food pantry, and was an active member of the English War Brides of Grand Rapids. After her husband's death, she moved to Friendswood, Texas, in 2005 to be near her daughter.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Frederick J. Holtam and William C. Holtam, and infant son, Christopher David Burlingame.
 
Betty is survived by her daughter Marcia B. Oliver (and husband Gregory); son C. Mark Burlingame (and wife Barbara); grandchildren Jacob Burlingame (and wife Melissa), Kristin Nordin (and husband Adam), Wade Oliver (and wife Allison), and Amy Stone (and husband Samuel); great grandchildren, Eleanor Burlingame, Davis Oliver, and Avery Oliver; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
 
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at 3:00 P.M. at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 2508 St. Christopher Road, League City, Texas 77573 with The Rev. Viktoria Gotting officiating.
 
Another memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 3:00 P.M. at Christ Episcopal Church, 520 N. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744 with The Rev. Ken Toven officiating.  Rowe Funeral Home, 510 N.W. 1st Ave., Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744, (218) 326-6505, will be handling the arrangements. 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Betty’s memory to Christ Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, Minnesota; the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, 800-272-3900; or Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation, www.alzheimersprevention.org, PO Box 30783, Tucson, Arizona 85751-0783, 888-908-5766.
 
Condolences may be sent to the Burlingame family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Dixie H. Jircik

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Dixie H. Jircik

4/1/1930 - 6/17/2015

Dixie Helene Sale Jircik, 85, of Alvin, TX passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 leaving behind a loving family and many friends. 

 

Dixie was born in Bogata, TX to Addie and Luther Sale on April 1, 1930. She was raised in Mt. Pleasant, TX and attended Kilgore Jr. College. After a career in Houston as a CPA executive secretary, she married Jerry Jircik in 1971 and moved to Alvin.  She joined her husband and step-son David in the family business, Wellborn’s Department Store where her fashion advice and style were highly regarded.

 

She was active in many community activities and organizations including the Aglaian Study Club, AAUW, Alvin Library League, Beta Sigma Phi and served on the Alvin Community College Foundation.  She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and contributed her needlepoint skills for the beautification of the altar kneelers. 

 

Dixie was preceded in death by her husband Jerry, her parents Addie and Luther Sale and her sister Esther Chance.

 

She is survived by her brother Bill Sale and wife Carol of Vero Beach, FL; step daughters, Sandra Pickett and husband Ed of Liberty, and Barbara Schlattman and husband Rusty of Houston; step sons, Jan Jircik and wife Yvette of Houston, and David Jircik and wife Gayle of Friendswood; three step grandchildren, Reagan Jircik and wife Crystal, Will Jircik and Jaclyn Jircik; two great grandchildren, Madison and Gunnar; special extended family members Rachel Inman, Liza Morris, and Kasia Del Rio; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Many good friends including Brenda Brown, Rebecca Hernandez, and Gay Williams cheered Dixie during her illness.

 

Dixie’s family wishes to acknowledge and express their sincere gratitude for the love and friendship extended to Dixie by her dear friends and the kindness of caretakers, AMED Hospice and Loving Care.

 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Grace Episcopal Church, 200 W. Lang St., Alvin, TX 77511 with The Rev. David Price officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Grace Episcopal Church or Alvin Community College Foundation, Jerry and Dixie Jircik Scholarship, 3110 Mustang Rd. Alvin, TX 77511 (281) 756-3600 or Alvin Animal Shelter, 550 W. Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511 (281) 388-4331.

 

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

 
Truett Harold Hutson, Jr.

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Truett Harold Hutson, Jr.

4/5/1928 - 6/13/2015

Truett Harold Hutson, Jr., age 87, of Friendswood, TX passed away from his earthly home to meet his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 13, 2015 after a brief illness.  He was born April 5, 1928 in Kerens, TX and grew up in Houston, TX.

Hal's life was fueled by his love of family, airplanes, fishing and the fascination of how things worked, especially clocks and watches.  He graduated from Jeff Davis High School, attended A&M University and was a Reserve in the United States Marine Corp.  He lived in the Houston area for over 35 years where he worked for Southwest Fabricating and later for Texas Pipe Bending.  He moved to Friendswood to retire in 1976, but instead went to work for Guzzetta Benefit Services as their IT Manager. He was a member of Friendswood Friends Church and a big supporter of the Friendswood Mighty Mustangs where you could hear him ring his cow bell at all the games.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Truett H. Hutson, Sr. and Virgil Corrine Couch Hutson of Houston, TX.

Hal is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, W. June Hutson of Friendswood, TX; his daughter Rhonda and son-in-law Blaise Guzzetta of Friendswood; his son, Richard Michael Hutson and daughter-in-law Eileen of Trenton, SC; grandchildren, Stacy Guzzetta Daughtery, Bethany Guzzetta Dibble, Amy Guzzetta, Rebecca Guzzetta Krug, Christopher Hutson, Terri Cheek; 8 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held at Lake Livingston on September 5, 2015. 

In lieu of flowers, his family has requested a memorial in memory of him to Friendswood Friends Church, 502 South Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX, 77546.

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

 
Peter Christian Moller

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Peter Christian Moller

11/26/1938 - 6/14/2015

Peter Christian Moller, 76, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015.  He was born November 26, 1938 to Peter and Johanna Schenk Moller in Houston, TX.

 

He graduated from Lutheran High School in 1957 and after graduation he joined the United States Coast Guard. He attended the University of Houston and obtained a Bachelor of Science, then attended Rice University and obtained his Ph.D. in Cell Biology.  He then furthered his education at Brown University in Rhode Island and obtained his Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

 

In 1973, he was a Research Scientist at the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute in Miami, FL and a Research Instructor in the Dept. of Medicine at the University of Miami.  In 1975, he joined the faculty at UTMB in Galveston and was there until he retired in 2003.

 

Peter enjoyed collecting rare children’s books, woodworking in his shop, loved to read, and watch old movies, enjoyed classical music and loved to travel. He was a member of the Houston Liederkranz and Hope Lutheran Church.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, numerous aunts and uncles in Germany and Texas and his father-in-law, Herbert Naumann.

 

Peter is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carolyn; daughters, Kristina Moller Haynes and husband Philip and Stephanie Moller Simpson and husband Reagan; 7 grandchildren, Carter, Logan and Ashley Haynes and Cooper, Cannon, Smith, and Miller Simpson; mother-in-law, Ruby Naumann; numerous cousins in Houston and Germany; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed.

 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Ralph W. Hobratschk officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6055 South Loop East, Houston, TX 77087-1005 or Hope Lutheran Church Building Fund.

 

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

 

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Ruth Cupp Armstrong

2/18/1926 - 6/12/2015

Ruth Cupp Armstrong, 89, of Alvin, TX passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015.  She was born February 18, 1926 to Elvus A. Cupp and Allie Mae Scott Cupp in Junction City, AR.

 

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Rudi; Rudi's children, Melinda Jacobovits and her husband, Amos Jacobovits, and Amos's sons Max and Noah; her son, Michael Lee, and his wife, Stacey Breakall; her son Paul and his wife Sheryl, and their daughters, Sidra Roman, her husband Zack Roman, and their son Nathan, Ruth's great grandson, and Elaine Roberts, Paul's youngest daughter; eight nieces and nephews and their families; in addition Ruth is survived by a cousin, Evelyn Dunn, and Evelyn's three children and their families; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Linda Snow officiating.  A private interment will be held at the Oak Park Cemetery.

 

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

 
Beatrice Navarro Martinez

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Beatrice Navarro Martinez

11/6/1929 - 6/13/2015

Beatrice Navarro Martinez, 85, of Alvin, TX passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Regency Village Nursing Home in Webster, TX.  She was born November 6, 1929 in Clodine, TX.

 

Beatrice attended Apostolic Temple Pentecostal Church in Pasadena, TX for several years.  She spent her life loving and worshiping Jesus Christ and teaching His love.  She was a devout Pentecostal and taught her family through her own life.  She knew that His Word teaches that death is just the beginning of life thanks to God’s precious gift of salvation to all who repent and believe in Him. 

 

Beatrice is lovingly remembered by her family.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Contreras Navarro and Guadalupe Amador Navarro; son David Trevino; grandson Carlos R. Guerrero; brother Robert A. Navarro and sister-in-law Lupe Navarro.

 

Beatrice is survived by her daughter Jodie N. Fisher and husband Bert; daughter Stella Paiz and husband Lazaro; son Paul Trevino; brother Joe Navarro and wife Ophelia; 5 grandchildren, Tamyra Greer, David Arebalo, Monica Carlisle, Sarah Trevino, and Angie Gonsolin; 5 great-grandchildren, Rocky Trevino, Nathan Arebalo, Hayden Carlisle, Jordan Greer and Evan Carlisle; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, June 17, 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, June 18, 2015 at 12:30 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Sherliff Leslie officiating.  Interment will follow at the Oak Park Cemetery in Alvin, TX.  A reception will follow at the Senior Citizen Center, 309 W. Sealy, Alvin, TX 77511.

 

Pallbearers will include Bert Fisher, Joel Greer, Daniel Navarro, Joe Navarro, Lazaro Paiz and Rocky Trevino.

 

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

 
Jacob Austin Comeaux

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Jacob Austin Comeaux

4/1/1993 - 6/10/2015

Jacob Austin Comeaux, 22, of League City, TX passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  He was born on April 1, 1993 to Gary Wayne (Cos) Comeaux and Cynthia (Cindy) Young Comeaux in Webster, TX.

 

Jacob was all "boy" and full of life, taking great joy in making others laugh and smile, and was a very giving person. Jacob never met a stranger and was well known by all his neighbors, especially if there was another little boy or animal at their home.  True to his birthday, Jacob loved playing pranks especially on his sisters, family, and friends.  He enjoyed being with his friends and cousins either listening to music, writing, collecting comics, going to the movies, playing video games, playing or watching just about all types of sports.  Jacob loved all forms of technology and was the "king" of selfies.  

 

Jacob loved his family and friends dearly and we all will miss him here on this earth, but we take great comfort knowing that he now is in the hands of his Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

Jacob was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Lloyd Nathaniel Young; his paternal grandfather, Jessie James Comeaux; and his aunt, Annette Comeaux Vickery.

 

He is survived by his parents, Gary Wayne and Cynthia Young Comeaux; his loving sisters, Addi Elizabeth Comeaux Behymer and husband Jason and Sara Jean Comeaux, as well as his nephew, Thomas Austin Behymer and niece, Emma Jean Behymer; his maternal grandmother, Sibyl Stark Young and his paternal grandmother, Joyce Sanders Comeaux; his uncles, J.V. (Joel Vance) Young, Carl James Comeaux and wife Peggy, Duane Brent Comeaux and wife Virginia, and Van Vickery and wife Amy;  his cousins, Jessica Fallon Young, Ian Paul Comeaux, Rhen Matthew Comeaux and wife Casey and their children Rylie Kate Comeaux and Kaylee Fontenot, Cali Tamara Johnson and her children, Arys and Hayden Rosas, Stephen James Johnson and wife Brittney and their children Austin and Olivia Rae Johnson, Jessie Austin Vickery, Caleb Vickery, Justin Michael Comeaux and Allison Marie Comeaux as well as numerous great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

  

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, June 19, 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 Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Patterson officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests making a memorial donation to The Wheel House, 206 Helgra St. Deer Park, TX  77536 or www.thewheelhouseinc.com or to a charity of your choice.

 

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

 
Denise Michelle Harbst Kelley

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Denise Michelle Harbst Kelley

8/23/1960 - 6/9/2015

Denise Michelle Harbst Kelley, 54, of Alvin, TX passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.  She was born on August 23, 1960 to Niel Harbst and Betty Fones Harbst in Titusville, FL.

 

She proudly served in the United States Air Force for 4 years (1979-1983) as a Vehicle Dispatcher.  For the last 30 years she enjoyed being a stay at home mom for her 2 daughters and homeschooling the youngest for the last 7 years.

 

Denise is preceded in death by her father Niel Harbst and her sister Cheryl Harbst.

 

She is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Nathan Jay Kelley; mother Betty Fones; daughter Donna Christine Terrell and husband Andrew; daughter Jessie Anne Kelley; granddaughter Kathryn McKenzie Terrell; sister Debra Harbst; brother Ronald Harbst; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. John Raines officiating.

 

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

 
John Edward Kelly

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John Edward Kelly

6/26/1956 - 6/8/2015

John Edward Kelly, 58, of Houston, TX passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015.  He was born on June 26, 1956 to John Kelly and Joan Stackhouse Kelly in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

He is survived by his wife Donna and his daughter June Kelly.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at 1101 FM 517 Road West, Dickinson, TX 77539 in the community center.  A picnic and a small celebratory service will follow.

 

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


 
Eddings Thomas Hughes, Jr.

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Eddings Thomas Hughes, Jr.

03/21/1941 - 6/6/2015

Eddings Thomas “Tom” Hughes, Jr., 74, of Friendswood, TX peacefully left this earth on Saturday, June 6, 2015 under the care of hospice, with his devoted wife MaryLynn, by his side.

 

Tom was born March 21, 1941 in Florence, SC, to E.T. and Flora Hughes.  In 1963, Tom Graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Business Administration.  At that time, he joined the U.S. Air Force and spent the next 30 years on Active Duty, or on Reserve.  He served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield.  He retired as a Brigadier General, and was given his 2nd star as a Major General upon retirement.

 

Tom enjoyed a colorful career as an airline pilot, working for Eastern Airlines, Continental Airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Flight Safety.  He loved sports and spent many years volunteering his time coaching football to at-risk children in Florida.

 

Tom is survived by his wife, MaryLynn Hughes; sister, Debbie Hughes Bradham; daughter Angie and her husband Danny Morris; son Tommy and his wife Sarah Hughes; daughter Jackie and her husband Steve Sarantis; step-son Sonny and his wife Karen Seale; and step-daughter Shawn Venables; grandchildren, Taylor, Garett, Basia, Tannir, Jacquelyn, and Sophie; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, June 10, 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, June 11, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Bass officiating.  Interment will follow at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.

 

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


 
Randy Steer

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Randy Steer

3/10/1992 - 6/1/2015

Randy Steer, 23, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015. He was born on March 10, 1992 to John Steer and Maria DeLeon Steer in Brownsville, TX.

 

First of all smile, Randy would want you all smiling because he was always ready to cheer others up with funny jokes. He loved to explore and embraced all of the little things in life. Randy was kind and patient with those around him. He never hesitated to help anyone in any way. Randy was honest and not shy to share his opinions, although he expressed it though sarcasm, it was backed by true love and a bright smile. Randy wanted the best for others and for this reason he touched many lives. Please remember Randy for the big heart he had and always carry him in yours.  To Randy nature, ocean, and all living things which are all beautiful was his escape.

 

Randy is survived by his parents, John M. Steer, Sr. and Maria Steer; his brothers John M. Steer, Jr., Michael K. Steer, Eddie Steer, Brian Steer and Isaias Valencia; his sister Ruby Lira; his special girl Monique Guerra; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

“I’m not religious, so I know I’ll be around, because life is always recycling itself. Maybe as a tree limb, part of an animal, or the grass you step on.” -Randy Steer

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 996-7200.

 

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

 
Harold George Perry

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Harold George Perry

1/3/1930 - 6/2/2015

Harold George Perry, 85, of Friendswood, TX was received into the arms of his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Harold was born on January 3, 1930 at the home of his parents, Stanley and Francis Perry, on W. Spreading Oaks, where he was raised along with two older sisters, Helen and Esther.

 

Harold studied math and chemistry and graduated from Friends University in Wichita, KS. While attending college, he met the love of his life, Verla Pickett. After their marriage, the couple returned to Friendswood, where they built a home on W. Spreading Oaks and raised five children.

 

Though Harold lived most of his life in Friendswood, he traveled the world. He and Verla began with family camping trips to most of the National Parks in the United States. Later, when the children were grown, they purchased an RV and traveled extensively with a group of RVers known as the “Panamaniacs”. Harold and Verla also visited many countries on every continent except Antarctica.

 

Harold worked at the Rohm & Haas Chemical Company as a research and development chemist for 30 years. He was active at the Friendswood Friends Church over the course of his life. In retirement Harold put his efforts into the restoration of the home of his grandparents, Nathan and Mary Perry, the first pastors of Friendswood Friends Church, which became the Perry Home Museum on Spreading Oaks.

 

Harold was preceded in death by a daughter, Janis Perry Miller.

 

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Verla Perry and four children, Donna Lofton, Les Perry, Lou Ann Perry and Ardith Sackett. Surviving grandchildren are Matthew and Amy Lofton, Daniel, Danielle, Chelsey and Michael Perry and Brian and Kyle Miller.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, June 5, 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 Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 1:00 P.M at the Friendswood Friends Worship Center, 502 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. David Bridges officiating. Interment will follow at the Friends Cemetery in Friendswood, TX.

 

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations may be made in Harold’s memory to Friendswood Friends Church.

 

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

 
Edward Francis Stuart, Jr.

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Edward Francis Stuart, Jr.

4/11/1921 - 6/1/2015

Edward Francis Stuart, Jr., 94, a longtime civic leader in Galveston County, died June 1, 2015 in Friendswood, TX.

 

Ed served as Friendswood City Council member (1967-70 & 1989-94), and Friendswood Mayor (1970-72). In 1994, He became the first Republican Galveston County Commissioner to be elected since 1876 in the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era.  Ed served numerous other civic roles including President of the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce (1973-74); President of the Friendswood Rotary Club (1981-82).

 

He was born April 11, 1921, in Victoria, TX, the son of Edward and Clara Kubecka Stuart. He attended St. Joseph’s High School where he was valedictorian and Victoria Jr. College during the Great Depression. With the onset of WWII, Ed joined the US Army Air Corps as a navigator flying B-17 bombers. His bomber was shot down in a bombing raid over Germany in 1944. He and the crew’s other survivors were POWs at Stalag Luft 1 in Rostock until their liberation by Soviet soldiers in 1945.

 

At the end of the war, he attended the University of Texas, remaining an avid, lifelong, “Longhorn”. While at UT, Ed was elected the National President of the Newman Club Federation, a Catholic student’s organization.

 

On earning his degree, Ed worked as a C.P.A. for Arthur Anderson & Co., KXYZ Radio, Salt Dome Oil Co., and Glenn McCarthy, the oil wildcatter. After an oil recession in the late ‘50s, He turned to homebuilding. This new career brought Ed to Friendswood, at the same time another new neighbor arrived in the area -- NASA. He pioneered numerous Friendswood neighborhoods and built Friendswood’s first shopping center, Stones Throw Center, which he owned and managed until his death.

 

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and his half-brother Daniel Stuart.

 

He is survived by four children, Edward Stuart and his wife Jennifer Keenan Stuart of Chicago, IL, Richard Stuart and his wife Karen Ray of Denver, CO, Ellen Tarver of Sugar Land, TX, and Marian Stuart of Kalispell, MT: and grandchildren, Sean Tarver, Kianna Stuart-Storm, and Kilian and Olivia Zindel; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

 

The family would especially like to thank Charisse Arning, Bob Digilio, and Jackie Ndabula for the excellent care they provided our father.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in his memory to K9S for Warriors at www.k9sforwarriors.org.

 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, June 4, 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 Friday, June 5, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with The Rev. Robert Wareing officiating.  Interment will be held at the Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

 

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

 
 

 

 

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