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Richard Valdez Moreno

4/3/1940 - 6/30/2016

Richard Valdez Moreno, 76, of South Houston, TX passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016.  He was born April 3, 1940 to Miguel Moreno and Consuelo Valdez Moreno in Gonzales, TX.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 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 Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

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

 
Richard Allen Tindall

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Richard Allen Tindall

6/22/1934 - 6/20/2016

Richard Allen Tindall, 81, of Friendswood, Texas passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016.  He was born June 22, 1934 to Hattley Cecil Tindall and Daisy Davis Tindall in Stephenville, Texas. 

Richard was a 1952 graduate of W. B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi where he played trumpet in the band and varsity baseball.  He attended the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas where he attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics after which he proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1969 from South Texas College of Law.  Richard was qualified as an Attorney and Counselor of Law for the Supreme Court of Texas and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  He was on the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Family Law, 1975.  He was a State Bar Director from 1980-1983 and a life member of the Texas Bar Foundation.  Other memberships include: The American Academy of Family Lawyers; Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inns of Court; Sul Ross Group of Texas A&M; Friendswood Rotary Club; and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Friendswood.  He lived his faith and served on Vestry and as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor and delivered Meals on Wheels for two local churches.  

Following a 35-year career in family law, he retired in 2005.  He thoroughly enjoyed retirement and said, “I get up every morning with nothing to do and don’t get started on that until noon.”  He daily worked the NY Times crossword puzzle until finished.  He enjoyed travel, theatre, fine dining, and followed Aggie sports especially football, basketball, and baseball.   His last trip was in April to attend his 60th Aggie reunion.  Richard was an avid hunter of waterfowl, dove, and pheasant, and collected antique decoy ducks and wildlife art. 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Leola Hill Hancock; son, Richard Keith Tindall; daughters, Angela Hancock Crumley and husband George, and Gigi Tindall Greene and husband John; brother, Harry Lee Tindall and wife Marian; grandchildren, Trey Hancock and wife Laura, Brittany Hancock Gomez and husband Nicholas, Jessica Hancock, Cody Hancock and fiancée Melissa, and Emeline Crumley; great-granddaughters, Sophia and Marina Gomez; the Hill family; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Class of ’56 A&M College of Texas and Friendswood Rotary Club.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family request donations be made to the Texas A&M Sul Ross Scholarship, Texas A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840 (Please designate the T. L. Smith Sul Ross Group Heritage Endowment-Income, 0557039) or Legacy Christian Academy, Fine Arts Building Fund, 5000 Academy Dr., Frisco, TX 75034 or Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 1:00 P.M. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1207 W. Winding Way Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with The Rev. Geoff Gwynne and Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating.

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

 
Chester Thomas McKithan

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Chester Thomas McKithan

8/3/1953 - 6/22/2016

Chester Thomas McKithan, 62, of Alvin, TX passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.  He was born August 3, 1953 to Chester C. McKithan and Faye Plaster McKithan in LaMarque, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew Colton McKithan.

He is survived by his daughters, Heidi Turner and Naomi Story; sisters, Katherine Gale McKithan and Lea McKithan Kutz; brothers, Russell McKithan and Hunter McKithan; grandchild Trenton Turner; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Steve O’Donahoe officiating. Gathering of friends and family will follow at the home of Susan McKithan in Manvel, TX.

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

 
Jamie Bruce Crabtree

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Jamie Bruce Crabtree

8/5/1964 - 6/22/2016

Jamie Bruce Crabtree, 51, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.  He was born in Atlanta, Ga on August 5, 1964 to Carl and Jimmie Crabtree. Jamie moved to Texas in 1978 and graduated from Dickinson High School in 1983.

Jamie graduated from the Alvin Community College Police Academy and started his Texas law enforcement career with the City of Alvin Police Department in 1992. Jamie retired from APD in 2012 after attaining the rank of Sergeant. After a short stint as a Mental Health Deputy with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, Jamie worked as an Investigator for the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office. Jamie was a devoted advocate for the rights and safe working conditions of police officers which he demonstrated through several years of service as both President of the Alvin Police Officers Association(APOA) and Vice-President of Combined Law Enforcement Agencies of Texas (CLEAT).

Jamie enjoyed fishing, boating and woodworking in his spare time. Jamie was always good for a laugh, even if at his own expense. Jamie’s wife, Wendi, and their children and grandchildren were his priority and greatest source of joy. He was happiest when spending time with them. Jamie will be missed by the many of whose lives he touched.

Jamie was preceded in death by his father, Carl Crabtree.

Jamie is survived by his wife, Wendi Crabtree; their children, Elizabeth Crabtree, Matthew and wife, Emily Crabtree, Jeneva and husband, Dennis Lemaster, Jacob Crabtree, Danielle Choate, Samantha Choate; their grandchildren, Joshua Crabtree, Avery Crabtree, Liliana Alberto, Isabel Crabtree, Genesis Marroquin, and soon to be baby princess; his mother, Jimmie Crabtree; his brother, Timothy and wife Alicia Crabtree; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church Alvin, 611 W. South St., Alvin, TX 77511 with Rev. Darren Shelton officiating.

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

 
Alvin Neal Griffis, Sr.

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Alvin Neal Griffis, Sr.

10/27/1930 - 6/14/2016

Alvin Neal Griffis, Sr., 85, left this life on June14, 2014, at Cornerstone Hospital in Webster, TX. He went to join his beloved late wife of 64 years, Janet Flurry Griffis.He was born at home near Dalby Springs, TX, on October 27, 1930.

They lived in Rockport, TX, for many years as a young family and were active in the First Baptist Church.“Neal” was a little league coach, a deacon, and a member of the Masonic Lodge.After moving to Alvin, TX, he enjoyed returning to Rockport with his son, “Al”, brother Channie and grandson Glyn to fish several times a year. Neal served in Korea and proudly wore his Korea cap every day, enjoying people coming up to him and thanking him for his service.He retired from Phillips Petroleum Company, then again from Oil & Gas, and then spent his retirement helping take care of his great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elzy J. Griffis and Georgia Anderson Griffis; his brother, Wayne Griffis, all of Odessa, TX.

His surviving family includes, his brother Eldon “Channie” Griffis and sister Jean Williams of Odessa, TX; his daughter, Pamela Edwards of San Antonio, TX; his son, “Al” Griffis of Alvin, TX; his grandson, Glyn Haas of Cedar Creek, TX; his granddaughter, Jennifer Griffis Baxter of Alvin, TX; and three great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn Byrne, Haley Byrne and Douglas Neal Baxter all of Alvin, TX.

A graveside service will be held at Sunset Gardens in Odessa, TX, on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. where he will be buried next to his love.

We will all miss him.

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

 
Nddiobong (Endy) Ekpanya

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Nddiobong (Endy) Ekpanya

6/14/1985 - 6/12/2016

Nddiobong (Endy) Ekpanya was born in Nigeria on June 14, 1985, to Idonesit Ekpanya and Dr. Addy Nnsewo Ekpanya. He lived in Long Island, New York with his parents before moving to Cypress, Texas.

At approximately 4 am on June 12, 2016, Endy succumbed to injuries sustained in the line of duty earlier that morning in Pearland, TX.  Endy was 30 years old and was two days shy of his 31st birthday. He was the youngest of three children. Endy grew up around loving parents, aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom remained extremely close until his passing.

Endy split his early years almost equally between Maryland and New York - attending middle school and two years of high schools in Silver Spring, Maryland, before moving to New York as a junior in high school.  In school, Endy played active basketball and football and joined the JROTC in 9th grade.  He attended Hofstra University, New York, where he graduated with degrees in Psychology and Sociology (2008); and University of Maryland, where he obtained an MBA and a master’s in Criminal Justice (2015).

Endy was the kindest, most respectful and passionate person you could ever meet.  He was warm and friendly, with a laugh that was infectious.  He could be counted on to help at the drop of a hat.  He was selfless in his love for his family and community, which compelled him to join the police force.  He left us doing what he loved – helping those in need.  Everything he did was with a purpose. Through earning dual Master’s degrees, and by pursuing his Ph.D., he hoped to distinguish himself amongst the men in blue, to serve as an asset to the community and as a role model for his son.

Endy had an admirable work ethic that clearly distinguished him from most people. He strived to be above average, and was never one to settle for less than what he thought he deserved. His tenacity was only outshined by his love for his family. His greatest quality was being an exceptional father and a provider for his family. He would always share his contagious smile, even when he was exhausted.

Nddiobong is survived by his son, Julian Troy (King) Ekpanya and wife Lucy Lugo, his parents, brothers Eddidiong and Andikan, his niece Addy Hailey Ekpanya, cousins, aunts, uncles, numerous relatives and cherished friends.

In the police department, Endy was fun loving with an inquisitive mind and story-telling ability. As a young child, he often remarked, “My stories, they never end, till tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.” Today, his stories will live on through us. Let’s live a life of Endy - a life of compassion and purpose. 

There are not enough words to express our gratitude. Our utmost thanks to the Pearland Police Department and all the men and women in blue who have shown nothing but overwhelming love and concern for Endy and his family.  May God protect you all as you continue the watch and reward you all exceedingly.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, June 20, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Grace Community Church, 14505 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77034.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Grace Community Church with Rev. Keith Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

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

 
Randy Russell Huddleston

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Randy Russell Huddleston

9/28/1951 - 6/7/2016

Randy Russell Huddleston was born September 28, 1951 to parents Bob C. Huddleston and Billie R. Hunnicutt in Fort Worth, Texas. He soon moved to League City, Texas, where he resided for the remainder of his life, and proudly called himself a "wharf rat". He graduated from Clear Creek High School in 1969 and Texas A&M University in 1973, with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology.

Randy was preceded in death by his father, Bob Huddleston, and his mother, Billie Scott. He is survived by wife, Sherre; his son Jason Huddleston and wife Hope; his daughter Tera Skeen; grandchildren: Cole, Connor, Natalie, Caleb and Faith; his dad Hugh Scott; siblings: Cathy Scott, Sherry Sasser, Stan Scott, Ellen Scott, and Steve Scott; and numerous extended family members and many dear friends.

"Rando" worked several years in the industrial coatings business before starting his own business, MPCA, with his partner David Franey. He worked very hard and built a successful business known for its quality workmanship and accomplishments. After selling MPCA, Rando discovered that retirement was not for him. He went to work with the Mobley family at Mobley Industrial Services, and absolutely loved every minute of it. He was a proud Mobley team member.

Rando enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, having the experience of doing both on all corners of the world. Randy loved people the most. He was compassionate, generous, kind, and witty. His outgoing personality allowed him to make friends of all ages wherever he went.

We love you Rando, Dad, Randy and PaPaw. We will see you again.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be sent to Randy Huddleston Fund, Wells Fargo, 200 W. Parkwood Ave, Friendswood, Texas, 77546, Attn: Donna.

 
Alan Harold Hudson

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Alan Harold Hudson

2/18/1952 - 6/13/2016

Alan Harold Hudson, 64, of Pearland, TX stepped into the presence and embrace of His Messiah, Jesus on Monday, June 13, 2016.  He was born February 18, 1952 to Raymond Hudson and Doris Walk Hudson in Brooklyn, NY.

Alan came to visit family in Texas in 1971, met his future wife shortly after in 1974 and stayed.  Alan co-owned The Wallpaper Store, Inc. on FM 1960 for a number of years before beginning his 28 year career with what is now Univar, USA as a Sr. Planner.

Alan is survived by his wife, Beverly of just shy 41 years; his two sons, Adam of Surfside, TX and Joshua of Friendswood TX; daughter-in-law, Brianna and granddaughter, Adalyn Grace and soon to be born granddaughter, Haley Raye, all of Friendswood, TX; sister, Fern Schecter and husband Irwin of NY; niece, Lara Adler and husband Josh and son Lucas of NY; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Carol and Joe Cole of College Station, TX; sister-in-law, Irene Bond of Bryn Mawr, PA; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Alan’s life will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with dear friend Bob Goates officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or 828-262-1980 or www.samaritanspurse.org

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

 
Mary Elizabeth Grubbs Beauchamp

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Mary Elizabeth Grubbs Beauchamp

4/17/1920 - 6/11/2016

Mary Elizabeth Grubbs Beauchamp, 96, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016.   She was born April 17, 1920, in Linden, Texas, to Homer C. and Bessie E (Duncan) Grubbs.

Mary was a long time member of Baptist Temple in the Heights of Houston where she taught Sunday School for many years.  More recently she attended Friendswood Friends Church in Friendswood.  Her beautiful smile and outgoing personality allowed her to make friends of all ages wherever she went.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Beauchamp and son, Richard Beauchamp.  She is survived by her children:  Gorman Beauchamp and wife Andrea, Jackie Glines and husband Billy, Rollin Beauchamp and wife Donna; grandchildren:  Kimberly, Britt, Ty, Jeffrey, Brooke, and Jackie; eight great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 15, 2016 with the funeral service to begin at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor David Bridges officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Cemetery, Friendswood, Texas. 

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

 
William Russell Dawson

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William Russell Dawson

8/10/1956 - 6/7/2016

William Russell Dawson, 59, passed away peacefully in his home with his wife Ardel Dawson by his side at 9:15 A.M., Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Friendswood, Texas. William was born on August 10, 1956 in Tacoma Park, Maryland. 

Lovingly referred to as “Billy D” by his friends, William was an avid surfer and Harley Davidson rider. He had many adventures around the world in search of the best surf spots, and was very active in the San Jacinto High Rollers biker club. His other favorite activities included painting, pottery, and spending time with his family and friends by the water.

Bill had a warm personality, huge smile, and the ability to make friends with everyone he met. 

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ardel; his daughter Coral; and his brothers, Dale and Donald.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, William and Dorothy Dawson. 

Friends are cordially invited to Bill’s memorial services on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200 with Chaplain Marek Czarnecki officiaitng.

Please leave your favorite story of Billy D in the comment section so we can all remember his incredible life.

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

 
James Thomas Feaster

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James Thomas Feaster

9/13/1940 - 6/8/2016

James Thomas Feaster, born September 13, 1940, in Hume, New York, went to Heaven Wednesday, June 8, 2016. He was 75 years young. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marge (Mellow) Feaster, Son - Tim Feaster and his wife Angela (Saccomanno) Feaster, Son - Nate Feaster and his wife Melissa (Baldy) Feaster and four grandchildren - Hope, Daniel, Briana, Ashlee. He is also survived by his Mother-In-Law - Bernadine Mellow.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1963 from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He began his teaching career in Eastern New York and before long moved to Lyndonville, New York, where he taught Science for nearly forty years. He was a devoted and loved co-worker and teacher. Many sought his wisdom. He was extremely active in his church as a deacon, an occasional preacher, uncountable Sunday school classes and Bible studies. He was a major part of building the addition to the church. He often was a cook at church bbq’s and many church gatherings. 

Jim and Marge made the move to Friendswood, Texas, in 1995 after retiring from teaching. He began the above process all over again in his new church home and soon became known for his wisdom, Bible teaching, and his cooking. No one can be certain which was his greater gift. He began a second career at Lone Star Compressor where he lived out love and compassion with those whom he came in contact. After many years, Nate opened his own company and Jim went to work for him as a purchaser. His true calling there was again, to live out his Christian life so that others could see what a man of God should look like.

He was a generous man who won awards for his generosity with The Star of Hope, but his giving went far beyond The Star of Hope.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200. 

In lieu of flowers, please send a financial gift to Star of Hope, 6897 Ardmore, Houston, TX 77054, 713-748-0700 or www.sohmission.org.

 
Mary Anita Englehardt Cobb

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Mary Anita Englehardt Cobb

12/31/1933 - 6/7/2016

Mary Anita Englehardt Cobb, 82, of Alvin, TX passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at her residence.  She was born December 31, 1933 to Ottmar Englehardt and Matilda P. Miller Englehardt in Alvin, TX.

She graduated from Santa Fe High School and after graduation she was employed at The Kid Shop and later moved to the healthcare field and food industry.  She enjoyed bowling, fishing and spending time with family and friends.  Later in life she enjoyed going to the game room and being grandmother to her grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Ottmar and Mathilda Englehardt; husband Donald E. Cobb; sisters, Alice Lilly and Ann Marie Noto; brothers, Morgan Oliver, Bernie Englehardt, and Ott Englehardt and daughter Lesia Marie Cobb.

She is survived by her sons, Ronald E. Cobb, and Derrell W. Cobb and wife Cynthia; sisters, Roberta E. Miller, and Hortense Redd; grandchildren, TJ and Natalie Cobb, Jennifer and Michael McCarty, Chris and DeEtte Jewell, David Anderson, and Melissa Cobb; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with the funeral service to begin 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. David W. Price officiating.

Pallbearers will include, Chris Jewell, David Anderson, Michael McCarty, Michael Miller, Joe Miller and James “Gator” Edwards.

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

 
Virginia Hollis Kernaghan

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Virginia Hollis Kernaghan

7/31/1928 - 6/6/2016

Virginia Hollis Kernaghan, 87, of Alvin, TX known by many as Ginny or as Drama Mama by many of her students went to be with our most loving God on Monday, June 6, 2016.  She passed away peacefully in her home in Alvin, where she lived, worked and raised her family since the 1960’s.  She was born July 31, 1928 to Kincy L. Hollis and Susan J. Sweet Hollis in Elmina, TX.

Virginia was a very loving and kind friend who always wanted you to know how special you are and how much she thought of you.  She was a speech, drama and English teacher at Alvin Junior High for 30 years.  She honestly loved her job and every student she taught.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold Kernaghan, her parents; brother Bubba Hollis; sisters, Lilamae Baskin, Lewelyn Graham, Bonnie Pollard and Minnie Lee Runnels.

Virginia is survived by her daughter, Susan Ney-Wages; granddaughter, Wendy Aparicio and husband Doug, great-grandchildren, Haley Stevens and Miles Aparicio and granddaughter, Brandy Carlson Grubbs and husband Roger; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Sadie Carlson; special children, Gary and Linda Moore, Peter and Jo Ney, and family, Carmen Sawyer and family; there are so many she considered family and friends, too many to list on paper, she loved you all.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 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 11, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Craig King officiating.  Interment will follow at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

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

 
Mary Ann LaVoy Grimsrud

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Mary Ann LaVoy Grimsrud

8/3/1932 - 6/5/2016

Mary Ann LaVoy Grimsrud, 83, of Friendswood, Texas went to be with her Lord peacefully on Sunday June 5, 2016.  She was the loving wife of Tom of 64 ½ years; loving mother of Jim Grimsrud and wife Kathy, Annette Kyle, and Elizabeth Botkin and husband Jason, and loving grandmother of Brian Grimsrud, Jeff Grimsrud and wife Laura, Shannon Kyle Easterling and husband Cole, Madalyn Botkin and Brooke Botkin.

Mary Ann was born to Bill and Mary LaVoy on August 3, 1932 in Superior, Wisconsin.  She was the second of six girls.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Agnes.  She is also survived by her sisters Barbara, Phyllis, Helen and Sharon.

She married Thomas Grimsrud of South Range, Wisconsin on December 29, 1951 in Chicago.  They were transferred to Houston, Texas February 1, 1953, happily leaving behind -29 degree weather.  They built a house in Friendswood in 1962, a community of 660 people at that time, and raised their family there.

Mary Ann loved her family, her neighbors, and her church.  She cooked and baked daily.  Her home was always a busy and happy gathering place.  She loved holidays and celebrated them all with gusto.  She survived breast cancer in 2011 but pancreatic cancer proved to be an unsurmountable foe.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, Texas  77546.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, Texas with Deacon Darrell Moulton officiating.  A burial will be held immediately following at Friends Church Cemetery (1/2 block away), followed by a reception at Mary Queen Family Hall to celebrate her life and her family legacy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 570127, Houston, TX 77257 or charity of your choice.

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

 
Margaret Sherman Mullen

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Margaret Sherman Mullen

3/20/1929 - 5/31/2016

Margaret Sherman Mullen, 87, of Pearland, TX passed from this life on May 31, 2016 in Pearland TX.  She was born on March 20, 1929 to Clive Sherman and May Neuman Sherman in Pelly, TX.   She attended Robert. E. Lee H.S in Goosecreek, and Lamar College, and then served as a Teacher's Aid for the Deer Park ISD. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, R.D. “Moon” Mullen.

She dedicated her life to her children of four generations. 

Margaret is directly survived by her daughters, Linda Surber (Ron) and Stephanie Frank; sons, Robert and Paul; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Her family will observe a private memorial service with interment at Sterling White Cemetery.

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

 
Robert Paul Simoneaux

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Robert Paul Simoneaux

8/9/1955 - 5/31/2016

Robert Paul Simoneaux, 60, of Alvin, TX passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.  He was born August 9, 1955 to Paul E. Simoneaux and Annabelle LaFleur in New Orleans, LA.

Robert grew up in New Orleans, LA with frequent trips to the LaFleur family home in Washington, LA.  A favorite memory from his childhood was of a family car trip to the Grand Canyon.

Robert graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1984 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He worked for many years in the aerospace industry at the NASA Johnson Space Center and in the oil and gas industry in Houston, TX.

Robert enjoyed skydiving, skiing and scuba diving.  He piloted small planes and was particularly happy riding the Harley Davidson motorcycle that was his fiftieth birthday present.  There were few mechanical devices that he was not able to repair.  He often said that only transmissions and brain surgery were out of his comfort zone.  Robert was an avid fan of the all things weather related, Fox News and talk radio.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Edward Simoneaux and Annabelle LaFleur Simoneaux, and by his brother, Michael Simoneaux.

Robert is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sarah Early Simoneaux and the light of his life, his daughter, Elizabeth JoAnna Simoneaux.  He is also survived by:  one brother, Don Simoneaux and Don’s wife, Susan; one sister Charmaine Simoneaux; four nieces and their husbands: and six grand nieces and nephews. 

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. with the rosary to be recited at 3:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.

A visitation will be held at the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas on Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  A rosary will be prayed on Sunday at 7:00 P.M.  The funeral home will reopen at 11:00 A.M. on Monday until time of services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 6, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington, LA., Rev. Jared Suire will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will take place in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which was a favorite place for Robert to spend time with his family, 5555 Herman Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030, Attn. Cindy Geiser, please indicate In memory of Robert Simoneaux or www.hmns.org and select Donate.

Please leave a favorite “Bobby” story in the comments section so that we can treasure all of the good memories.

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

 
Dona Marie German Erb

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Dona Marie German Erb

4/17/1933 - 5/31/2016

Dona Marie German Erb, 83, of League City Texas, went to be with her maker on May 31, 2016.

She was born on April 17, 1933 in Calgary, Canada, the daughter of Roy Otto and Muriel Eva German.

Dona graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton Canada earning a Bachelor of Education degree.  She was also a gold medalist and Valedictorian and, in her senior year, served as Assistant to the Dean of Women.

In her early career, she taught mathematics in Toronto, Ontario; Hampton, Virginia; and in the Clear Creek and Pasadena school districts in Texas.  In mid - career she attended the University of Houston and obtained a master’s degree in Education.  She became enamored with computer science and went on to earn a Master of Science in Computer Science and taught that subject at the University of Houston.  Later she consulted with the U of H campus at Clear Lake prior to joining Lockheed.

While with Lockheed, she developed programs for NASA for such tasks as calculating the effects of winds during a Space Shuttle launch.  Later, she worked with the MITRE Corporation supporting NASA on defining needed computational capability, conceptualizing Artificial Intelligence approaches to astronaut training, and did cutting-edge work in Computer-Aided Software Engineering.

Dona was always active in her church and had a real heart for missions.  She served on six short-term mission teams to Kenya, Chile and Tanzania.  She enjoyed numerous travel experiences, loved scuba diving and, when at home, was an avid gardener.

Dona was predeceased in death by brothers, Neil and Glen and sister, Ferne.  She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bryan Erb; their daughter Evelyn Marion Erb Sanders (husband Carl) and their children Cameron Neal Sanders and Andrew Wesley Sanders; and by her son, Richard Leroy Erb, (wife Polly) and their children Joshua Edward Erb (wife Kiri), Bryan Joel Erb (wife Joylyn), Hannah Hazel Erb (husband Cody Paterson), Jael Marie Coles Erb, and Jesse Rose Erb.  Dona also took great joy in her four great-grandchildren - Caleb, Lydia, Amzie and Zoe.

A special thanks to the Pastoral Care staff of Friendswood United Methodist Church and the doctors, nurses and staff at the Clear Lake Regional Hospital for their attention and care in Dona’s final days.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, June 3, 2016 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 4, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX with Rev. Terry Bebermeyer and Rev. Jim Bass officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Dona’s name to the Maua Methodist Hospital Service Fund, PO Box 9068 GPO, New York, NY 10087-9068 or 888-252-6174 or www.umcmission.org.  If donating by check, please write Advance #09613A in memo line.

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

 
Marvin Edward Talghader

In Loving Memory

Marvin Edward Talghader

4/24/1929 - 5/30/2016

Marvin Edward Talghader, 87, of Houston Texas passed away peacefully on May 30, 2016.  He was born April 24, 1929 to Grace Pease and Albert Talghader in St. Louis, Missouri.  

Marvin grew up in St. Louis Missouri where he attended Central High school and excelled in sports.  He was drafted for a brief period as a pitcher for the New York Yankees farm team.  Marvin served in the U.S. Army, Korean War, from March 1951 until March 1953. 

He married his high school sweetheart, Frances Talghader, on June 5, 1954.  Marvin and Fay transferred to Houston in the early 1960’s where they made lifelong friendships and adopted their two children. 

Marvin had a distinguished 40 year career as a freight manager for Missouri Pacific/Union Pacific railroad. 

Marvin was a kind and caring soul who touched many lives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Albert Talghader Jr. and brother-in-law, Norman Brauch.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Frances Talghader; sister, Ruth Talghader Brauch; daughter, Ann Whitener; son, Joseph John Talghader and wife Vivien Lee; grandchildren Andrew and Hanna Whitener, Kyle, Megan, Sabrina and John Talghader; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, June 3, 2016 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 with Rev. Matthew Brackman officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Park Lawndale, Houston Texas. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mount Olive Lutheran Church 10310 Scarsdale Boulevard Houston, TX 77089.

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

 
Thomas Mallard Bruner, Jr.

In Loving Memory

Thomas Mallard Bruner, Jr.

4/18/1927 - 5/30/2016

Thomas Mallard Bruner, Jr., 89 “a life well lived”, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016.  He was born April 18, 1927 to Thomas Mallard Bruner, Sr. and Mozelle Wood Bruner in Greenville, AL.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, June 2, 2016 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.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations be made to a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the Bruner 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.