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Artha Jennie Terwilliger Wright

10/5/1927 - 7/28/2015

Artha Jennie Terwilliger Wright, 87, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.She was born October 5, 1927 to William B. Terwilliger and Ethelinda Minder Terwilliger on St. Mary’s, PA.

Friends are cordially invited to the memorial visitation with the family on Saturday, August 15, 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.

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

 
Lynda Gail Lipps Jolly

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Lynda Gail Lipps Jolly

5/30/1939 - 7/25/2015

Lynda Gail Lipps Jolly, 76, of Alvin, TX passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015.She was born May 30, 1939 to Juanita Dale Lipps in Los Angeles, CA.

Lynda grew up in Borger, TX and moved to Aransas Pass, TX where she graduated from high school in 1957. After she graduated high school, she moved back to Borger where she met the love of her life Carlos Wesley Jolly. They married on February 28, 1958 and moved to Old Ocean, TX where they had their first son Jimmy Don Jolly. The family later moved to Alvin, TX where their second child LaGwena Jolly Denney was born. Years later, Lynda obtained a secretarial position at Alvin Community College where she worked until retirement in 1992. After her retirement from ACC she assumed the permanent position of Grammy Jolly to her 3 beloved granddaughters. She enjoyed traveling with and watching her granddaughters dance and play softball. She was there for each of their accomplishments and milestones.

She was preceded in death by her mother Juanita Lipps and her husband of 35 years Carl Jolly.

Lynda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law LaGwena and Kevin Denney; son Jimmy and partner Buddy Jones all of Alvin, TX. Three granddaughters, Sarah Denney Gruetzmacher and husband Matthew, Lauren, and Melanie; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, July 29, 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, July 30, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Heights Baptist Church, 1591 County Rd. 144, Alvin, TX 77511 with Dr. Kyle Hargove officiating.Interment will follow at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

Pallbearers will include Mathew Gruetzmacher, Christopher Morales, Shawn Jolly, Mike Jones, Scott Jones, and Buddy Jones.Honorary Pallbearers will include Steve Jolly, Troy Jolly and Mark Rogers.

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

 
Dimitri Gino Guardione

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Dimitri Gino Guardione

12/20/1963 - 7/21/2015

Dimitri Gino Guardione, 51, of League City, TX passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.He was born in Rome, Italy on December 20, 1963 to Nicola and Nadya Guardione: while still a young boy he moved with his parents to the United States.

He built a successful career in forming with his father and running with his brother an auto paint and body business in Pearland, TX.

Dimitri was and incredible person, someone that when you meet, you simply do not forget.

He was a beloved husband and parent, a devoted son and brother, a respected member of the community, an always available father and friend.Also, he was a lover and a creator of good Italian cuisine, a passionate sailor and he loved traveling, especially to Tuscany – to visit his beloved Italian relatives.

A lover of life and – more than anyone – an incredibly generous giver of himself during his life.Above all, Dimitri was the witty, humorous, relentless, driving force of his family.We will remember Dimitri with joy, always thankful to him for all he selflessly shared with all of us.

Dimitri was preceded in death by his father Nicola.

He is survived by his wife Sigrid; his children Julia, Nicholas, Louis, Leonardo; his mother Nadya; his brother Rex; his sisters Maristel and Marita; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

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

 
Jesse Morgan Robinson

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Jesse Morgan Robinson

9/16/1926 - 7/22/2015

Jesse "Morgan" Robinson, 88, retired from Champion International Paper & Simpson Paper Company, entered into Heaven's Gates on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.He was born September 16, 1926 in Asheville, NC in the Great Smoky Mountains and spent his childhood in Fayetteville, NC.

Being an NC State chemical engineer graduate, Morgan dedicated his life to the paper industry for almost 50 years.While on a six month work assignment in Brazil, he met and married the love of his life, Margot.In 1961, he brought his bride back to the US where the two settled in Southeast Houston.Eventually they moved to Friendswood where they have resided for the last 10 years.The couple celebrated 54 years of marriage.

Morgan was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Wells Robinson and Lucile Morgan Robinson.

He is survived by his lovely wife, Margot Pacheco Robinson; his two daughters, Michélle Gordy and her husband, Ray Gordy, of The Woodlands, TX, and Monique Hansen and her husband, Brian Hansen, of Friendswood, TX; sister, Martha Reeves, of Hickory, NC; seven grandchildren, Alexandra Gordy, Avery Gordy, Addison Gordy, Grant Tucker, Zack Tucker, Cade Tucker and Elijah Hansen; and other out of state/country relatives and cherished friends.

Morgan enjoyed a good history book, watching/reading mystery series, playing golf, taking care of animals and volunteering to teach adults to read post retirement.He will be remembered as a humble, simple, sweet man, living his life as a Christian example.

The family is grateful to all the amazing caregivers who crossed his path this past year, especially, Aggie Dial, Queen Bee Quilters, and all his personal caregivers and nurses at Friendship Haven in Friendswood, TX.

A memorial mass to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 withRev. James H. Kuczynski, M.S. and Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating. Organist, music and flowers by Russell Bolduc.

Friends are cordially invited to the reception immediately following the service at the main reception hall adjacent to the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Morgan's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org or American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org or a charity of your choice.

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

 
LeRoy Almon Wilcox, Jr.

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LeRoy Almon Wilcox, Jr.

3/7/1945 - 7/14/2015

LeRoy Almon Wilcox, Jr., of Friendswood, Texas passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.He was born March 7, 1945 into the family Leroy A. Wilcox, M.D. and Mary Virginia Parrott Wilcox RN. They were working in the Army Ordinance Plant of Little Rock, Arkansas.

As World War II ended and brother Bill was born, the family moved to the seaside town of Palacios, Texas. They lived there until 1961 when their home and clinic were destroyed by Hurricane Carla. The family relocated to Seabrook, Texas (Timber Cove) to be close to the developing Manned Spacecraft Center.

Lee graduated from Clear Creek High School and began Lee College in Baytown. His education would also include: University of Houston, Schreiner Institute (now University) and Adams State College (Colorado). (He served on the UH - R.O.T.C. Honor Guard which saluted President John F. Kennedy, prior to his departure for Dallas November 22, 1963.)

College was interrupted by the Vietnam War. Lee joined the U.S. Army and served in the Medical Corps. Discharged in 1968 he returned to his studies.

His passion for art, The Arts, flora and fauna led him to a career as a florist and floral designer. His work was spectacular, inspirational, and dynamic! He helped his customers "Say It with Flowers"!

His experience treating injured suffering soldiers and his own battles with diabetes, depression and prolonged cancer motivated him to establish his "Bear Ministry" He began visiting lonely patients with major medical problems. He prayed with them, taught them how to pray, listened to them, visited, ran errands, and was a friend. At the end of each visit he would present a special Teddy Bear! I do not know how many prayers were whispered or Teddy Bears presented, but I know that there were many, many! (I still have mine!)

After moving to Friendswood he continued his volunteer work. Joining the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church he worked with new friends supporting the Prayer Shawl Ministry, prayer line and flower guild.

Lee is survived by his younger brother Tim Sartwelle Wilcox and niece Rita Amber Wilcox of Alamosa, Colorado; brother Bill and wife Kathy Wilcox, and niece Mary Renee Wilcox of Friendswood, Texas; his family at Good Shepard Episcopal Church, Friendswood; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1207 Winding Way Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with The Rev. Geoffrey C. Gwynne officiating with a reception to follow.

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

 
Robert Anthony Mena

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Robert Anthony Mena

03/06/1958 - 07/14/2015

Robert A. Mena, ATP, CFII, MEI, 57, of League City, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 6, 1958 to Jose Augustin Mena and Blanche Mena. While still a young man he moved with his parents to St. Petersburg, Florida and graduated high school there.Upon graduation he moved to Houston, Texas.

He began his law enforcement career as a police officer with the Alvin, Texas, Police Department. In 1988 he joined the Texas Department of Public Safety, and upon graduation was assigned to the Texas Highway Patrol in Texas City, Texas.He obtained his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement and Police Administration in 1990 from Alvin Community College.Robert made Sergeant in 1997 and stayed with the Texas Department of Public Safety until his retirement in 2009.

Robert was an avid aviator.He loved to fly and was qualified on both airplanes and helicopters. Flying was his passion.He was a flight instructor, certified as a commercial pilot and an airline transport pilot. He enjoyed teaching others to fly, and was always willing to share his love of flying with his students. As a young man he built sail boats.As a grown man he built planes. He was a lover of travel and adventure.A protector of many, Robert was a new grandpa and proud parent. He was a skilled pilot and kid at heart.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Blanche Mena and his sister Janet Lombardi.

He is survived by his daughter Lisa Marie Mena (also a pilot), granddaughter Amelia, and his brother Gary and wife Terry.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or www.cancer.org or 800-227-2345.

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

A pilot has a first-class seat, window-with-a-view chance to see the world. A pilot gets to maneuver the throttles of a fast, faster, fastest machine, zoom down runways with only the future in the way. Lift into the sky to play with the clouds, watch heaven’s light dance, count the stars in the blackest night.
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Betty Jean Wilson Olinger

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Betty Jean Wilson Olinger

4/13/1949 - 7/16/2015

Betty Jean (Wilson) Olinger, 66, of Cypress, TX passed from this world on July16, 2015 among family and friends to be with her Lord and Savior.She was born Betty Jean Wilson in Rochester IN on April 13, 1949 to Charles and Mary Crousore Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother.

She is survived by her husband, which she loved very much Steve Olinger; one sister Pam Gunn and one brother Charles Wilson; two sons, Doug Shedlock and Steve Shedlock and wife Rose; one daughter Michelle Heuck and husband Jeff;several grandchildren and great grandchildren;many nieces,nephews, other relatives and cherished friends.

She attended Rochester High School graduating in 1967.She moved with husband Mickey Shedlock, to Houston in 1979, where she was employed at Camco for several years and then returned to Indiana.For a period of time she worked at Lau Industries. She also enjoyed cooking, fishing, nature, horses and dogs.

She loved her friends and family tirelessly and would do anything for anyone in need.She was a very loving and caring person who will be missed by many and loved by all who knew her.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 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 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Jerry Stark officiating.Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.

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

 
Regina Annette Price Sheets

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Regina Annette Price Sheets

7/17/1947 - 7/12/2015

Regina Annette Price Sheets, 67, of Pearland, TX passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015.She was born July 17, 1947 to Sanford Avery Price and Marjie Juanita Blackmon Price in Houston, TX.
Her and her husband Randy owned and operated R and R Pro Shop from 1987 to 2015. They retired June 2015.She loved bowling, playing poker, needlepoint and crocheting.
Regina was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband Randy; son Jeff Johnson and daughter-in-law Marlen Segura Johnson; granddaughter Lorraine Johnson; brother-in-law Ralph Sheets II and sister-in-law Betty Sheets; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
A Remembrance Service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Condolences may be sent to the Sheets family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Rubye Juanita Pierce Hasenmiller

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Rubye Juanita Pierce Hasenmiller

7/14/1927 - 7/11/2015

Rubye Juanita Pierce Hasenmiller, 87, of Friendswood, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015.She was born July 14, 1927 to Charles C. Pierce and Nora L. Davis Pierce in Red Oak, Oklahoma.
In 1996, after a long career with Western Union, she moved to Friendswood where she became heavily involved in volunteering at Mary Queen Catholic Church. She was a member of Mary Queen’s Ministry Care and worked in the pantry for 17 years, Parish Linens and was an Extraordinary Minister.Her love and passion were her friends, at Mary Queen, and St. Claire’s Catholic School.
She is survived by her son Dale Hasenmiller and his wife Lisa of Graham, North Carolina; daughter Darcy Taylor and husband Wayne of Kingwood, Texas; grandchildren, John Caston, David Caston, Kayla Jackson, Julie Jackson, Tabatha Jackson and Lora Everly; great-grandchildren Jonathan Everly; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the rosary beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Deacon Paul Robison officiating.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating.A graveside service will follow at 4:00 P.M. at the St. Joseph Elmina Cemetery in New Waverly, Texas.
The family wishes to acknowledge and express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the love and kindness extended to Rubye by her friends and the caregivers from AMED Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the Hasenmiller family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Roger del Valle

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Roger del Valle

3/20/1952 - 7/1/2015

Roger del Valle passed away at his home on July 1, 2015, at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer.He was born in Manhattan on March 20, 1952 to Agustin and Ramona del Valle.He spent his formative years in Manhattan and the Bronx.He liked to tell people that he escaped from the Bronx.He joined the Coast Guard in 1970 and served for 4 years.While in the Coast Guard he was stationed in Seattle, WA and assigned to the icebreaker Northwind.While on the Northwind he crossed the equator, the date line and the Antarctic Circle becoming a golden shell back with the certificates to prove it.Also on the Northwind he traveled to New Zealand and Antarctica where he enjoyed watching the penguins and Walrus.He also traveled to Fiji where he developed his desire to scuba dive.Once back in the US he was transferred to NYK and assigned to the Spencer and traveled to Greenland, Iceland and the North Sea where the vessel participated in scientific experiments collecting water samples, launching weather balloons, and Nancy Caps.After the Spencer was retired he went to Governor’s Island as an MP.
Upon leaving the Coast Guard, he attended Calhoun Engineering School in Baltimore.He graduated with a USCG 3rd Engineer’s License and began sailing in the US Merchant Marine.While on a trip to Korea, he met his wife, Margy and shortly after that they began their life together in Friendswood.After sailing as a second assistant Engineer, he decided to come ashore and start his 34 year career with the American Bureau of Shipping.The Bureau was more than a career it was a passion.
The Bureau sent them overseas to Spain, Portugal, then to Paramus NJ, Pascagoula, MS, Chicago IL, Fort Lauderdale, and Houston and overseas to his beloved Korea.Where he worked as a vessel new construction surveyor at Samsung Ship yard in Koje, Hyundai shipyard in Ulsan and to Halla Shipyard in Mokpo where he opened the first ABS office and he was promoted to Principal surveyor.In 1999, he was transferred to Manila as country manager.It was in the Philippines that he achieved his greatest joy, his daughter Vanessa and son Mark. In 2004, he was transferred to the National Steel and Shipbuilding Shipyard in San Diego where he began the challenges of illness.In 2006, he was transferred to Longview, TX and finally to the Houston office and the family resumed life in Friendswood.
Roger’s favorite hobbies were golfing, scuba diving, bicycling, ancestry.com and figuring out engineering problems.His greatest joy was diving with his children.He loved being a cub scout leader and being with the boys.
Religion was a very important part of Roger’s life.He was a life-long Catholic, an Altar boy, a fourth degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus and active in the Men’s council in Lindale.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother Daniel.
He is survived by his wife, Margy and his children, Vanessa and Mark; his beloved cousins, Jimmy Velez of San Francisco and Ida Torres (Carmelo) of Puerto Rico; her daughter Lisa Rosario and Lisa’s son Malek, both of West New York, NJ; his brother in-Law Richard Card and his children, Garry, Crystal and Travis Card, all of Ashuelot, NH; his sister-in-law Claire Card (Peter Barnacle) and her children, Kirstin, Ursula and Johnna Perdrizet and her son Ryan Roswell of SasKatoon Canada; his brother Gus (Ellen) and daughters, Vanessa and Natalie.He is also survived by Aunts, many cousins, numerous exemplary friends and generous colleagues.
He was a much beloved man, kind and generous.He will be missed by all.
A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. with a Memorial Mass to begin at 10:00 A.M. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Benny Thadathilkunnel, M.S. officiating.Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 7801 Gulf Freeway at Hughes Rd., Dickinson, TX 77539 and a meal to follow back at Mary Queen Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma, OK 73123-1718 or 800-227-2345 or www.cancer.org.
Condolences may be sent to the del Valle family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 

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Nelson Howard Craig

10/3/1940 - 7/5/2015

Nelson Howard Craig, 74, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015.He was born October 3, 1940 to Willis H. Craig and Edna M. Hodgkins Craig in Newton, N.J.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Seaside Memorial Park Cemetery, 4357 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78412.
Condolences may be sent to the Craig family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
Kenneth Mervin Camp

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Kenneth Mervin Camp

6/14/1932 - 7/3/2015

Kenneth Mervin Camp, 83, of Friendswood, TX passed away from his earthly home to meet his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 3, 2015.He was born June 14, 1932 to Mervin John Camp and Mary Blass Camp in Locust Township, Columbia County, PA. He graduated from Catawissa High School in Catawissa, PA in 1950.He attended college in Bloomsburg, PA for two years before joining the United States Air Force in 1953 which brought him to Texas.While stationed at James Connally AFB in Waco, TX he went on a blind date and met his wife, Letha Maples.They were married in 1955 and celebrated 60 years together this year. Kenneth graduated from Baylor University in 1958.
Kenneth and Letha decided to build their house in Friendswood in 1959 where they soon became very active in the community.They joined the First Baptist Church in 1959 where Kenneth served various roles from Sunday School teacher, Music Director, Church treasurer, Deacon and Deacon Emeritus.Kenneth started volunteering with the Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department for over 40 years until his retirement.He served as a Firefighter, Asst. Fire Chief, EMT, EMS Captain, President, Treasurer and Civil Defense Director for the City.
Kenneth was elected as Alderman to the first City Council in 1961 and then elected as the City of Friendswood’s second Mayor in 1962.In 1965, he worked with many other volunteers to raise money to build the first city hall, which they all built together.
Kenneth served the United States Air Force for 35 years retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Kenneth worked as a High Rise property Senior Manager for over 30 years with Property Management Systems in Houston.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Mervin and Mary Camp, and his brother John L. Camp.
He is survived by his wife Letha; daughter Lisa Camp and husband Andrew Chalk; son Kevin Camp and wife Deborah; grandchildren, Sydney, Madelynn (fiancé Grady Henson) and Ryan.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department, 1000 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546.
Condolences may be sent to the Camp family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

 
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.

 
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 caregivers, 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.

 
 

 

 

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.