Our Obituaries

Janet Elizabeth Kuschel

March 20, 1941 - February 18, 2017

Janet Elizabeth (Sanders) Kuschel, the youngest daughter of George and Elizabeth Sanders, sister of Joyce Warren, widow of Ron Kuschel, mother of Elizabeth Kuschel and grandmother of Mariah and Isabella Villarreal, passed away in Tyler, Texas on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the age of 75. Janet came into this world on Thursday, March 20, 1941 in Dayton, Ohio. She grew up in Ohio and graduated...
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Thomas Larry Love

May 5, 1919 - February 16, 2017

Thomas Larry "Tommy" Love, born May 5, 1919, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2017, after a long and prosperous life. Tommy is survived by his daughter, Kathy Joachim, grandson Carson Joachim and wife Amber, and great granddaughters Addison and Camryn. In addition to his immediate family, he loved, and was loved by Fred Joachim and his devoted nieces Carolyn Kay Mickley and...
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Charles Underhill

August 28, 1933 - February 12, 2017

Charlie Underhill of Houston , Texas, better known as Chuck, born August 28, 1933 in Loanoake, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Eugenia Lockhart Underhill. They moved to Houston from Belton, Missouri in 1996 to be closer to their grandchildren. Surviving him is his wife of 10 years, Mignonette Heath Underhill and her son , Pat...
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Lucille Lucille Barron

December 23, 1917 - February 11, 2017

Lucille Barron, 99, passed away on February 11, 2017.A gathering of family and friends will join together at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Waltrip Funeral Directors to share memories and honor Lucille.
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Leo A. Dumas

April 12, 1920 - February 5, 2017

Leo Arsene Dumas, 96, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born April 12, 1920, in Springfield, Massachusetts to parents Nelson & Julia Dumas.Leo is survived by his children, Joseph M. Dumas (Jenine), and Ann M. Fry (Michael C.); grandchildren, Jason Fry, Michael Dumas (Cherise), Matthew M. Dumas (Jennifer Cecil), Erin E. Dumas, and Andrew R. Dumas; great...
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Pal Soe Sang

August 20, 1928 - February 5, 2017

Pal S. Sang was born in Korea on August 20, 1928. He passed away in Houston, Texas on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the age of 88.Family and friends will gather to celebrate this wonderful man's life during a service and visitation from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, and where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on...
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Dale Patrick Lezon

May 24, 1954 - February 3, 2017

Dale Patrick Lezon, a veteran reporter for the Houston Chronicle whose love of writing began long before he set foot in a newsroom, died unexpectedly of an undiagnosed heart condition last week. He was 62. Dale worked at the Chronicle for more than 16 years and covered natural and man-made disasters before becoming one of the paper's main crime reporters. He came to Houston from New Mexico,...
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Robert Wayne Barrett

May 28, 1941 - February 2, 2017

Robert Wayne Barrett was born in Stafford, Texas on May 28, 1941 to parents Robert Dan Barrett and Fannie Mae (Johnson) Barrett. At the age of 75, he entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Wayne was preceded in death by both parents and son Louis Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Betty Barrett; sons, Robert Wayne Barrett, Jr. and wife Richelle, Randall Louis...
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Norman Rader

January 23, 1926 - January 31, 2017

Norman Rader went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 31, 2017 at the age of 91. He was born to John and Ella Rader on January 23, 1926, in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Thelma Jackson Rader; two daughters, Linda Wallace and Peggy Craft; one son, Michael and his wife, Nancy; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two...
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Marjorie Strobel

September 1, 1951 - January 28, 2017

Marjorie "Toni" Strobel, 65, born on September 1, 1951 passed away on January 28, 2017.Margie was preceded in death by her father, J.T. Strobel; brother John Strobel and sister, Debra Lynn Strobel. Survived by her mother, Herta Strobel; brothers, Ronnie Strobel and wife Beverly, Scott Strobel and fiancé Nancy Spohn. Also surviving is a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends...
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Mable Claire Henderson

August 2, 1924 - January 24, 2017

Mable Claire Henderson passed away on January 24, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the age of 92. She was born on August 2, 1924 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to John Henry George and Bonnie Ruth Peden George, the youngest of six children.She grew up in Kemper County, Mississippi where she graduated from DeKalb High School as salutatorian. Mable Claire started teaching school right away, teaching in the...
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Bruce Parker Crosby

June 9, 1959 - January 23, 2017

Bruce Parker Crosby died Monday, January 23rd, 2017 in Houston. Bruce was born in Houston, Texas on June 9th, 1959. Raised in Spring Branch, Bruce was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents Jackson Wyatt and Icea Pearl "Sue" Crosby. He is survived by his loving wife Regina "Reggie"; daughter Jennifer Cortez; daughter Michelle...
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Aubrey N. Brown

September 15, 1942 - January 23, 2017

Aubrey N. Brown, 74, born September 15, 1942 passed away on January 23, 2017.Aubrey is preceded in death by his mother Jewel Lorine Lanehart, step-father John Lanehart, Sr. and sister Pairlee Saye. Survived by his daughters, Kim Jewell and husband Chuck, Janet Foster and Cheryl Prellop; grandchildren, Michael Stansell, Ashley Motes, Chris Motes, Brian Foster and Tyler Prellop; great...
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Henry Hawthorne Harrison

July 7, 1932 - January 22, 2017

HENRY HAWTHORNE HARRISON, JR.July 7, 1932 - January 22, 2017Henry Hawthorne Harrison, Jr., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 22, 2017. He was born in Austin, Texas on July 7, 1932 to Henrietta Bogert Winslow and Henry Hawthorne Harrison and grew up in the Texas Hill Country. Hank, as he was known among his family, had many fond childhood memories of summer adventures with cousins...
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Willie Beth McWhorter

July 13, 1923 - January 21, 2017

Willie Beth (Millsap) McWhorter was born on Friday, July 13, 1923, in the rural community of Pecan Gap (Delta County), Texas, to Elmer A. and Leon (Boyd) Millsap. She passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017, peacefully and quietly in the home where she had lived for the last sixty-six years. The Millsaps went on to become career educators, he in administration and she in teaching. They moved...
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Gerald Patric Lillard

July 12, 1950 - January 20, 2017

Gerald Patric Lillard was born July 12th 1950 with his twin brother George in All Saints Hospital, Fort Worth Texas to George & Evora Griffin Lillard. He graduated from Arlington High School, Arlington, TX in 1968. He then graduated from University of Texas at Arlington in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology - the study of rocks being his early child hood obsession. The 70's...
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Hazel Verena Button

October 11, 1931 - January 17, 2017

Hazel Verena (Mitchell) Button, age 85, passed away in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.Mrs. Button's life will be celebrated by family and friends and her memory will live on always. Please revisit this site, where a more detailed obituary will outline this wonderful woman's life, in the days to come.Arrangements are under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston,...
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Emily K. Myrick

February 9, 1928 - January 14, 2017

Emily K. Myrick went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Emily was born February 9, 1928 in Dunn, North Carolina, the daughter of Lillie H. and Troy B Kendrick. Preceding her in death were her parents and husband, John (2011).Emily and John were married 64 years, sharing a love of God, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the ocean.Emily is survived by her daughter, Cynthia deGrom of...
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Betty Mae Dallmann

February 11, 1924 - January 13, 2017

Betty Mae Dallmann, 92, born on February 11, 1924 in Twin Rivers, WI, passed away on January 13, 2017 in Houston, TX.Preceded in death by her husband, Virgil W. Dallmann and son, William E. Dallmann, brothers, Howard Morrisey and William W. Morrisey. Survived by her daughters, Lynn Simcak and husband Jerry, Robin Fox and husband Kevin, Judy Hall, Lori Lange-Jabsen and husband Jim; twelve...
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Patricia Essie Mahoney

March 17, 1924 - January 6, 2017

Patricia Essie Mahoney passed away on January 6, 2017.As a nurse for over 40 years, Patricia loved caring for others, especially her family. A life-long Houstonian who was enamored by the diverse attractions the city has to offer, she loved to tell stories of how much the city has changed and grown. Patricia was also a dedicated and active member of Spring Branch Presbyterian Church. She will...
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Joyce Weaver

September 11, 1924 - January 2, 2017

Joyce Todd Weaver was born in Conroe, Texas on September11, 1924 to parents Della Vivial McFadden and Henry Clay Todd, Sr. and passed away on January 2, 2017 at Houston Hospice.Joyce was retired from Exxon after many years of employment and enjoyed visiting and traveling with many of her fellow Exxon retirees. She was a member of the Joshua Bible Study Class at Tallowood Baptist Church.Joyce was...
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Ina Mae Nunnally

May 25, 1930 - January 2, 2017

Ina Mae Nunnally, age 86, went to be with the Lord on January 2, 2017. Ina was born on May 25, 1930 in Rancho, TX to Johnie and Wilma Connally. Ina spent her early years as a home maker, married to the love of her life Julian Joseph Nunnally and raising her two sons, Gary and David. Later in life, Ina worked in the field of education.Ina and Julian were inseparable and loved each other dearly. ...
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Thelma Lou Dowies

May 11, 1931 - December 31, 2016

Thelma Lou Avant Dowies, born on May 11, 1931, passed away on December 31, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Dr. Dowies is survived by her husband of 65 years, James Edward Dowies, Sr.; son James Edward Dowies, Jr and his wife Mimi Dowies of Manassas, Virginia; daughter Pamela Dowies Owens and her husband Randall C. Owens of Houston; grandson David J. Dowies with Mandy Lo of Fairfax,...
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Joe Sanchez Rodriguez

December 20, 1927 - December 27, 2016

Joe Rodriguez passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 4:00 am just 7 days after his 89th birthday at Memorial Herman Hospice in Houston, Texas. The staff at Memorial Herman Memorial City and Memorial Hermann Hospice did an outstanding job taking care of Joe.Joe lived each day like his last. Even as he was complaining about chest pain, he was always proactive and said " We will do what we...
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Josephine Janette Brown

December 5, 1931 - December 25, 2016

Josephine Janette (Knippa) Brown, 85, of Houston, Texas, celebrated Christmas with her heavenly Father on Sunday, December 25, 2016. She was born in Vernon, Texas on December 5, 1931 to Gus and Clara Knippa. She was baptized on December 27, 1931. She and her family, including four brothers and three sisters, moved to Houston, Texas where she was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Klein in April...
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Stephen Jeffrey Poythress

January 8, 1955 - December 22, 2016

Stephen Jeffrey Poythress was born on January 8, 1955 in Houston, Texas to Sam Jefferson Poythress, Jr., and Mary Jones Poythress, the fourth of four children. Stephen was born with a rare birth defect, called Cri du Chat, due to a deletion in the Chromosome 5. He is believed to be the longest living person to date with this condition.Steve was a beautiful child, loved deeply by his family. At...
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Elton Lloyd Schwake

August 1, 1917 - December 20, 2016

Elton Lloyd "Al" Schwake, age 99, went to be with the Lord on December 20, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Elton was born on August 1, 1917 in the little country farming community of O'Quinn, Texas, one of four children, the youngest of John and Lottie Schwake. After graduation from LaGrange High School, Elton ran the family farm until he moved to Houston to attend business...
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James Kirke Greenfield

November 17, 1941 - December 19, 2016

James K. "Jim" Greenfield expired on Monday, December 19, 2016, ending several years of courageously fighting a multitude of illnesses.Jim was a dedicated Respiratory Therapist for over forty years. He is survived by his life partner, Larry Hatke of Houston; twin sister, Jean Stewart and husband Randy of Giddings, Texas, sister, Carol Newkirk of Odell, Illinois, brother, Don Greenfield and wife...
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Lois Evelyn Henry

May 4, 1929 - December 19, 2016

Mrs. Lois Evelyn "Cooter" Smith Henry of Katy, passed away peacefully Monday, December 19, 2016. Lois was born to Earl and Pearl Smith on May 4, 1929 in Pennington, TX. Lois will always be remembered as "Memom" to her five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and for the love and kindness she showed to everyone she met. She was a loving Mother, amazing cook, talented seamstress and had the...
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Dean Kenneth Premer

January 22, 1923 - December 14, 2016

Dean Kenneth Premer was born in Wooster, Ohio on Monday, January 22, 1923 to parents Kenneth and Lucile (Harmon) Premer. He passed away in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, December 14, 2015 at the age of 93.A veteran of World War II, Dean served his country in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1946. He raced midget and sprint cars from 1948 until 1966, developing relationships with many of racings...
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Rubye Helen Boyd

April 26, 1922 - December 4, 2016

Rubye Helen Boyd aka "Granny," barely five feet tall and 75lbs soaking wet, met each day with an enthusiasm and wit that belied her 94 years and stature - heaven help anyone who wasn't a Dallas Cowboys fan!Rubye was born in the foothills of West Virginia on Wednesday, April 26, 1922. Strong-willed all her life, she married Thomas J. Boyd of Houston on Tuesday, December 5, 1944 despite a room full...
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Dohn Harley Brotherton

November 30, 1928 - November 30, 2016

Dohn Harley Brotherton, 88, native Houstonian born on November 30, 1928 passed away on November 30, 2106.Dohn was a U.S. Army Veteran. He taught at Cyfair School many years ago and was the Owner of Dohn's Nursery.Survived by, Nan Brotherton; daughter, Cheryl "Tina" Brooks; son Alan Brotherton and grandchildren, Brandon and Brooke Brotherton. Also surviving are sisters, Suggie...
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George William File

January 28, 1924 - November 16, 2016

George W. File, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. George was born in Ft. Worth, Texas, on Monday, January 28, 1924, and lived in Texas all his life until 4-1/2 years ago when he moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to family during his later years. George was the oldest son of George Washington and Kathryn File. He was the big brother to three younger sisters, Louise...
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Joseph Paul Haller III

December 24, 1947 - November 13, 2016

Joseph Paul "Joe" Haller, III passed away unexpectedly late Sunday, November 13, 2016. Born in South Bend, Indiana in 1947, his family arrived in Houston in 1965. He graduated from Memorial High School in 1966 and attended the University of Houston and San Jacinto College. Joe is predeceased by his grandparents and by his father, Joseph Paul Haller, Jr. He is survived by his mother,...
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James Ellis Hunter

September 18, 1958 - November 7, 2016

James E. (Jimmy) Hunter 58, lost his battle with cancer at his home in Houston, Texas on November 7th, 2016. Jim was born September 18, 1958 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Growing up the fourth of six children to John and Etta Hunter, Jim found his first of many life long friends in his sister Charmaine and his brother John. After a move to the Spring Branch area of Houston, Texas, he met and made...
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Nellie Herndon Voorhees

June 24, 1929 - November 7, 2016

Nellie Herndon Voorhees, an adored wife, mother and grandmother, was born to parents Harvey Jackson Herndon and Mary Ollie (Register) Herndon, on Monday, June 24, 1929 near Midland City, in Dale County, Alabama. With a loving family by her side, she passed away peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Katy, Texas at the age of 87.After graduating from nursing school as a Registered Nurse, Nellie...
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Harold Guillory

June 7, 1925 - November 4, 2016

Harold Lloyd Guillory went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 4, 2016. He was born June 7, 1925 in Eunice, Louisiana to MarieAnna Fuselier Guillory and Joseph E. Guillory. He first moved to Houston when six weeks old. He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Mary Protaskey Guillory, his mother and father, and brother, James Howell. He was a devoted and loving father to his three...
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Ann Louise Shelton Berrio

January 23, 1941 - November 3, 2016

Ann Louise Shelton Berrio, a Houston resident for 49 years, passed away at the age of 75, on Thursday, November 3, 2016, with both of her children by her side, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born January 23, 1941, the only child of Elizabeth and James Shelton.Ann graduated in 1958 from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, TX. She received her Bachelor's in Education...
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Angela Stevens

October 6, 1961 - November 3, 2016

Angela Stevens, 55, passed away Nov. 3, 2016 of pneumonia. She now is at rest with the Lord. A Memorial Service will be held 11a.m., Monday, Nov. 7, at her church, Spring Woods Baptist Church, 10131 Emnora Lane, Houston. Waltrip Funeral Home is handling arrangements.Angela is survived by her mother, Effie V. Stevens of Houston; her brother, Curtis W. Stevens and his wife, Hillary K. Stevens, and...
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Daniel Oren Newsom

May 19, 1933 - October 31, 2016

Daniel O. (Don) Newsom 83, died peacefully at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lesley King in Chriesman, Texas on October 31, 2016. Don was born May 19, 1933 in Marlow, Oklahoma. Growing up in Norman, Oklahoma, he achieved in numerous ways; while at the same time, enjoying activities with classmates, friends, and family. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church....
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Nancy Jayne LaRue

August 28, 1927 - October 26, 2016

Nancy LaRue went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.Family and friends will gather and celebrate this wonderful woman's life during a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Pines Presbyterian Church, 12751 Kimberley Lane Houston, Texas 77024, (713) 467-2234.In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Nancy's memory to the Memorial Fund...
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Sandra Clay

February 7, 1934 - October 21, 2016

Sandra Montgomery Clay passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the age of 82. Sandra was a Houston native born on February 7, 1934 and graduated from the University of Texas (cum laude) as a Teacher. She began in Phys-ed and, later at Memorial Hall school, she worked in the media center and then began teaching students who were having difficulty in other environments. She found this both...
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Gilbert Roscoe Manire

February 24, 1927 - October 18, 2016

Gilbert Roscoe Manire, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Houston, Texas.Mr. Manire's life will be celebrated by family and friends and his memory will live on always.Arrangements were under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas.Waltrip Funeral Directors1415 Campbell RoadHouston, Texas 77055If you have any questions or need assistance, please call (713)...
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David Donald Moehlman

September 5, 1927 - October 14, 2016

David Donald Moehlman, Sr., 89, resident of Houston, Tx for over sixty-seven years went to be with the Lord on October 14, 2016. Family and friends gathered for a visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21st at Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, where funeral services were held in the chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016. A private family...
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Charles Edward Hasselbach,

August 1, 1954 - October 7, 2016

Charles Edward Hasselbach, II, age 62 of Houston, Texas, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016.His life will be celebrated by family and friends and his memory will live on always.Arrangements were under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas.Waltrip Funeral Directors1415 Campbell RoadHouston, Texas 77055If you have any questions or need assistance, please call (713) 465...
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Theodore Ross BALLINGER

December 11, 1938 - October 5, 2016

Theodore Ross Ballinger, passed away on October 5, 2016.The family will have a private celebration of life gathering to honor Mr. Ballinger.
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Betty Eleanora Valites

September 23, 1927 - October 3, 2016

Betty Eleanora Valites, 89, went to sleep on October 3, 2016 and woke up in the arms of our Lord.Betty was born on September 23, 1927 in Giddings, Texas to Martin and Cecelia Fritsche. She married her loving husband, Bennie Valites on December 31, 1948, he preceded her in death March of 1987. Survived by her children, Sandra Dobbs, Sharon Lee and husband Daniel, Bennie Valites, Jr., Bonnie ...
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Margie Lee Martin

February 26, 1924 - September 28, 2016

Margie Lee Frank Martin, born February 26, 1924, in Bokchita, Oklahoma, to Louis Alfred and Essie Mae Frank, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She fought a courageous, positive, faith driven battle with cancer as she joyfully and gracefully entered God's Kingdom of Heaven. Margie worked at the Army Ordinance Depot during World...
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Paula Sue Tatum

May 31, 1950 - September 16, 2016

Paula Sue (Evans) Tatum was born in Port Arthur, Texas on Wednesday, May 31, 1950 to parents, Warren W. and Jackye L. (Kirkindall) Evans. With her devoted daughters by her side, she passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the age of 66.Paula is survived by her daughter Jackye Kato and husband Steven of Houston, Texas, and by her daughter Jennifer Harrelson and...
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Stella Louise Jensen

October 5, 1925 - September 12, 2016

Let me tell you about a truly remarkable woman, and a true example of "Our Greatest Generation." Stella Louise Smith was born in 1925, and grew up in rural Mississippi. At an early age she was pressed into serving as "acting mom" and sister to 3 step siblings. This was to set her life on a course of selfless service to family and community. In 1950 Stella married Walter P....
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Richard Marion Bevis,

October 28, 1963 - September 12, 2016

Richard (Rich) Bevis crossed his last finish line in usual stupendous fashion on Monday, September 12th, 2016. Rich's life experience was so rich and varied it defied description in writing. Rich was born in Houston on October 28th, 1963 to Richard and Martha Bevis. As a child his activities included judo and swimming. He was an accomplished baseball player in his youth. His interest in...
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Sarah Louise Woolrich

June 6, 1919 - September 2, 2016

Sarah Louise Weaver Woolrich (Sally) passed away in Houston, Texas on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the age of 97. She was born in Donna, Texas on Friday, June 6, 1919, the second of six children to Walter Gerald Weaver and Sarah Minier Sanborne Weaver. Sally graduated Cum Laude from the University of Texas Austin in 1939 with a degree in History & Education and as a member of Pi Lambda Theta....
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Alice Marie Walters

March 6, 1928 - August 29, 2016

Alice Marie Scheffel WaltersAlice Marie Walters was born March 6, 1928 to Edward Scheffel and Margaret Marie Gross Scheffel in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Arasmus Hall High School and then attended business school perfecting her secretarial skills. Alice Marie worked for Standard Oil of New Jersey where she met Wilfred Peter Walters (Pete) and married on September 9, 1950. They...
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Mary Neil Poole Linnenberg

August 28, 1928 - August 28, 2016

Mary Neil Poole Linnenberg of Houston passed away at her home on Sunday, August 28, 2016, surrounded by her family. She died on her 88th birthday after a year-long struggle with cancer. Born to Rhoda and U.J. (Man) Poole in Madisonville, Texas, she graduated from high school in 1945 and went on to graduate from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor degree in Education. She taught school...
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Lorine Irene Zoch

April 30, 1922 - August 26, 2016

LORINE IRENE (KRAUSE) ZOCH passed away peacefully into eternal life with Jesus Christ on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Houston Methodist Hospital - Texas Medical Center at the age of 94. She was born on April 30, 1922 to her Christian parents John H. and Alma (Hohle) Krause at her home in Northrup, Texas. She was baptized into the Christian faith on May 14, 1922 by The Rev. A Bohat at St. Paul...
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Helmut Schares

December 25, 1926 - August 23, 2016

Helmut Schares passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Houston, Texas.Helmut's life will be celebrated by family and friends and his memory will live on always.Arrangements were under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas.Waltrip Funeral Directors1415 Campbell RoadHouston, Texas 77055If you have any questions or need assistance, please call (713) 465-2525.
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Frances M. West

October 14, 1920 - August 19, 2016

Frances M. West was born on Thursday, October 14, 1920. She passed away in Houston, Texas on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the age of 95.In keeping with her wishes, no formal services are being planned. Her life will be celebrated by family and her memory will live on always.Arrangements were under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas.Waltrip Funeral Directors1415 Campbell...
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Sidney James Sherwood

June 12, 1921 - August 17, 2016

Sidney James Sherwood was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Sunday, June 12, 1921 to parents Sidney and Annie (Anderson) Sherwood. He passed away in Rosenberg, Texas on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the age of 95.In keeping with Mr. Sherwood's wishes, no formal services were planned. He is survived by his loving son, Sid Sherwood and wife Robin, who will celebrate this wonderful man's life...
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Irene Uptain Christian

March 22, 1928 - August 14, 2016

Irene Uptain Christian, surrounded by family, peacefully went to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Houston, Texas. She was born in Cordova, Alabama on March 22, 1928.Irene is survived by her six children, Angela Boddie, Bonnie Kirkland, Cindy Boddie Mitchell, David Boddie, Emily Lewis (Jeff), and Frances Floris; four grandchildren, Tina Battle (Don), Jason Kirkland, Will Blevins ...
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Norene Freeman

August 12, 1923 - August 12, 2016

Norene was born August 12, 1923 on the family farm in Bertram, Texas to George Francis Garner and Ida Lenore Brewster Garner. She had an older brother , Arnold Clifford Garner. Being a rural community there was one church building that was shared by the Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians. So even though the family was Baptists, they attended every week which meant they also sat under the...
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Stephanie Ann Wampler

June 2, 1961 - August 11, 2016

Stephanie Ann Wampler, 55, was born on June 2, 1961. She passed away on August 11, 2016.Stephanie was preceded in death by her father, John M. Roescher; daughter, Rachael K. Wampler and her brother -in-law, Mark Edward Wampler. She is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence Eddie Wampler; children, Sarah Ann Wampler, Lawrence Eddie Wampler, II and Charles Edward Wampler; mother, Sandra...
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Edith Mae Pollizzie

August 16, 1921 - August 8, 2016

Edith Mae "Meme" Pollizzie was born on August 16, 1921 and went to be with the Lord on August 8, 2016 just 8-days shy of her 95th birthday. Edith was born in Freeport, TX and was the daughter of John Henderson Anderson and Florence Leona Adair. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58-years Joe Pollizzie, sister Lucille McConathy, brother Virgil Anderson, son J.R. "Bob" Pollizzie, and...
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Bernice Wichmann

December 25, 1919 - August 6, 2016

Bernice Wichmann was born in Simonton, Texas on Thursday, the 25th of December 1919 and was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, the 6th of August 2016 at the age of 96. She was a Christmas baby. Her parents said that they woke up to discover their special present hanging from the Christmas tree. Bernice "Grannie" was the matriarch of our family. She was also the Grannie to all...
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Betty Metz Bukowitz

March 17, 1932 - August 5, 2016

Betty Metz Bukowitz was born in Clover, West Virginia on Thursday, March 17, 1932 to parents James E. and Sarah E. (Pifer) Metz. She passed away in Houston, Texas on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the age of 84.Family and friends gathered and celebrated Betty's life during a memorial service in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10...
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Mary Christina Mercer

August 6, 1924 - July 31, 2016

Mary Christina Mercer, of Houston, Texas passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 with her family by her side. Mary was born August 6, 1924 in Brockton, Massachusetts to Ralph and Christina Damato. Mary married Newton Mercer on June 1st, 1947 and they raised 3 children together. She completed her nursing training in 1947 at Somerville City Hospital and worked as an RN until well into her 70's. Mary...
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Peggy Jeanne Kentner

June 25, 1925 - July 30, 2016

Peggy Jeanne Kentner, 91, passed away on July 30, 2016.Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Norman L. Kentner and sister, Sarah McMillian. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Tammy Kentner, and her sister, Willa Pierce. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.Visitation with the family was held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd at Waltrip...
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Pedro J. Garcia

December 9, 1982 - July 28, 2016

Pedro Josue "Josh" Garcia, 33, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016.Visitation with the family began at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, where funeral services were held at 7:00 p.m.
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Beverly LaVerne Chance

July 6, 1948 - July 22, 2016

Beverly LaVerne Chance departed this life in her sleep in bed at home at the age of 68 in the early morning of Friday, July 22, 2016, after a brave struggle against cancer.LaVerne, the youngest of three children, was born July 6, 1948, in El Paso, Texas, to Floyd Harold Bartlett and Addie Louise Bartlett. LaVerne, her sister Jeanette, and her brother Norman grew up in El Paso, Texas, and lived...
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Jackie Wiggins Rankin

February 23, 1929 - July 22, 2016

Jackie Wiggins Rankin was born February 23, 1929 in Jourdanton, Texas. She passed away at the age of 87 after a long battle with myelo-fibrosis, a blood cancer.Jackie was a member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church and very active for many years in the church sewing group. She also loved to knit prayer shawls for the church. Jackie retired from the Spring Branch Independent School District...
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M. Lane Kerns

March 3, 1941 - July 18, 2016

M. Lane Kerns, 75, born on March 3, 1941 in Great Bend, Kansas passed away on July 18, 2016 in Houston, Texas.Lane attended Wichita State University, The American College, and the Purdue Pension and Profit Sharing Institute. Retirement and investments were his professional passion. He was the founder of several related companies including Compensation Planning, Inc., Kerns Capital Management, M.L...
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Henrietta Elizabeth Rigsby

August 18, 1954 - July 14, 2016

Henrietta Elizabeth Rigsby was born on August 18, 1954 in Perth, Western Australia and passed away on July 14, 2016 in Tomball, Texas.The family will be holding a private memorial service.
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Ann Marsh Hillegas

January 6, 1940 - July 14, 2016

Ann Marsh Hillegas passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Ann was a caring mother, sister, wife and nana, a dedicated nurse, and loved her antique roses. She was a survivor of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila from 1942-1945 and wrote a book about her family experience there. Ann is survived by her sister Twee Mueller, husband Robert Hillegas, Jr., and children Scott, Robin, Chris, and...
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Alfred Ray Kester

November 20, 1921 - July 6, 2016

Alfred "Al" Ray Kester, 94, died peacefully surrounded by family on July 6, 2016 from aspiration pneumonia. Born in Houston, Texas on November 20, 1921 to Theodore Roosevelt Kester and Ruth Irene Parks Kester, Al loved the outdoors, fishing, swimming, diving, and roaming the woods nearby. Al was a champion diver and graduated from John H. Reagan High School. When Al was a senior and LaBeth Sue...
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Ernst Kappel

April 5, 1931 - July 3, 2016

Ernst Kappel was born in Hungary on Sunday, April 5, 1931. He passed away in Houston, Texas on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the age of 85.Ernst was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemarie Kappel and is survived by his loving daughter and her husband, Lenore Kappel and Jeff Bridge.A memorial service celebrating this wonderful man's life was held in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors, at 10:00...
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Valerie Cynthia Smith

May 20, 1923 - July 2, 2016

Valerie Cynthia Smith was born on Sunday, May 20, 1923 in Penarth, Wales. She passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Houston, Texas.Valerie was an active member of the VFW Post 8790, Women's Auxiliary and Fair Haven United Methodist Church.Valerie was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Smith. She is survived by her loving children: son, Lance G. Smith and wife, Ginnie; daughter, Carol...
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Michael George Walsh

April 8, 1942 - June 23, 2016

Michael George Walsh was born in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, April 8, 1942 to parents, John James Walsh and Victoria Ann (Kaleth) Walsh. He passed away in Houston, Texas on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 74.In keeping with Michael's wishes, no formal services will be held.Arrangements were under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, Texas 77055....
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Susan Jeanne Crane

March 21, 1945 - June 22, 2016

Susan Jeanne Crane was born in Omaha, Nebraska on Wednesday, March 21, 1945 to parents Vernon Crane and Ruth (Johnson) Crane. She passed away early Wednesday morning June 22, 2016 in Spring, Texas at the age of 71.Susan was a very special mentally challenged angel that God placed with our family. She never met a stranger and loved everyone. Susan lived at home until the age of 25 then was placed...
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Romeo Chapa

February 4, 1938 - June 17, 2016

Romeo Chapa was born on Friday, February 4, 1938 and was baptized on Sunday, March 30, 1952. He began serving in George West, Texas as soon as he was baptized, conducting the book study in his home, and in time he demonstrated his faith by serving in Bethel for more than 10 years, 6 of those alongside his beloved wife Cookie, whom he married October 25, 1964. In time, he served with his wife in...
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Linda Joy Neely

November 1, 1951 - June 16, 2016

Linda Joy Neely, 64, passed away on June 16, 2016.Linda was preceded in death by her father, James Franklin; brother, Robert J. Neely and her beloved service dog, Stetson. Survived by her mother and step-father, Loyce and William Bravenec; sister, Diana Neely; nephew, Jeremy Jason Sifford and lifetime cherished partner, James S. Pickens. Visitation with the family will be held from 11:00 a.m.,...
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Lyndon B. Howell

August 31, 1941 - June 16, 2016

Lyndon B. Howell was born in Woodville, Texas on Sunday, August 31, 1941 to parents William E. and Vera J. (Parks) Howell. After a courageous battle with cancer, Lyndon passed away in Houston, Texas on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 74.Lyndon was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Korea, Vietnam and Germany. He retired in June of 1979 after 21 years of military service. He was...
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Jacqueline LaDell Clemons

April 18, 1928 - June 11, 2016

JACQUELINE LaDELL CLEMONSBORN APRIL 18, 1928, OAKLAND, CADIED JUNE 11, 2016, HOUSTON, TXJacque's parents were Herman Arthur Smith and Margaret Edith Smith. She leaves behind a devoted husband, Ralph H. Clemons, Jr., sons Steven Arthur Clemons and Charles Alan Clemons, daughter Linda Elizabeth Clemons, grandchildren Hope Griffith, Michelle Beaty, Jason Beaty, Jeremy Beaty, Christopher Clemons,...
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Debra Lynn Smith

January 10, 1956 - June 10, 2016

Debra Lynn (Stringer) Brackin Smith, 60 of Houston Texas, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, June 10, 2016 after an extended illness. Debra was a nurse by trade for 30 years, and a "Martha Stewart" by heart with her countless arts and crafts projects. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.Debra is preceded in death by her grandmother, Essie Lee Cooper; father, Jimmie Dale...
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Betty Fay Long

November 3, 1927 - June 8, 2016

Betty F. Long, 88, has gone to be with her family in heaven on June 8, 2016. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Raymond G. Long, her parents Paul W. and Edna Taliaferro, her sister Dollie M. Pyndus, and by her brothers O.C. and Paul W. Taliaferro Jr.Betty leaves behind her daughter Susan Hall, grandson Raymond Hall and her great-grandson, William Hall.Betty was a member of Jersey Village...
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Viola Ludmilla Genzer

July 7, 1924 - June 7, 2016

Viola Ludmilla (Blaschke) Genzer was born in Schulenburg, Texas on Monday, July 7, 1924 to parents Alois and Mary (Boehm) Blaschke. She passed away in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the age of 91. Viola was raised in Schulenburg and later moved to Houston, Texas where she met Joseph John Genzer who became her beloved husband of 48 years. Mr. Genzer, also known to many of his friends...
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Myrtle Louise Redus

March 2, 1915 - June 6, 2016

Myrtle Louise (Scott) Redus was born in Idabel, Oklahoma on Tuesday, March 2, 1915 to parents John Morgan Scott and Iva Myrtle (Calahan) Scott. She passed away in LaFollette, Tennessee on Monday, June 6, 2016 at the age of 101.Myrtle graduated from High School in Idabel, Oklahoma in 1931. She went on to graduate in 1934 from Parkland Hospital Nursing School in Dallas, Texas, earning a Registered...
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Faith Dagley Helweg

November 16, 1923 - June 5, 2016

Faith Dagley Helweg, age 92, passed away in Houston, Texas on Sunday, June 5, 2016.Family and friends will gather to celebrate this wonderful woman's life during a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in the Garden Room Restaurant at Eagles Trace, 14703 Eagle Vista Drive, Houston, Texas 77077 (281) 617-1926, and her memory will live on always.Arrangements are under the...
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James Arthur Butler,

December 24, 1933 - May 27, 2016

James A. Butler passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas at the age or 82.Dr. Butler was born on December 24, 1933 to Thomas and Dorothea (Dunn) Butler in Messina, NY. He graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and McGill University Medical School in Montreal. Dr. Butler was a Captain with the U.S. Army as a Surgeon stationed in Japan. He was an Emergency Room physician...
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Shirley Ann Voelkel

July 8, 1937 - May 27, 2016

Shirley Ann (Koester) Voelkel was born in Houston, Texas on Thursday, July 8, 1937 to parents Leonard Sr. and Lorine (Stark) Koester. She passed away in Houston, on Friday, May 27, 2016, at the age of 78.Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, and in 2002 by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Voelkel. She is survived by her beloved son, Russell Todd Voelkel; her brother, Leonard W. Koester, Jr....
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Neil Paul CAMPBELL

January 16, 1950 - May 20, 2016

Neil Paul Campbell, 66, born on January 16, 1950 passed away on May 20, 2016.Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be forwarded to the American Diabetes Association.
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Mark Steven Ulbricht

December 7, 1963 - May 19, 2016

Mark Steven Ulbricht, 52 years old, passed away on Thursday, May 19, after a 3 1/2 year battle with cancer. He spent his final days surrounded by family in his Bartlesville, Oklahoma home.Mark was born on Saturday, December 7, 1963, in Houston, Texas, to Nolan and Geraldine (Kahlden) Ulbricht. He graduated in 1982 from Northbrook High School in Houston and from Christ for the Nations Institute in...
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Geneva Mae Ulmer

October 29, 1926 - May 17, 2016

Russell Ernest Ulmer, 91, and his wife, Geneva Mae (Farley) Ulmer, 89, both peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Houston, Texas.Russell and Geneva had been married over 72 years and spent most of their lives in Sedalia, Missouri. They were the loving parents of and survived by Dale Ulmer and his wife, Kathy of Mobile, Alabama and Jill (Ulmer) Bruns and her husband, Mike of Kingwood...
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Russell Ernest Ulmer

June 2, 1924 - May 17, 2016

Russell Ernest Ulmer, 91, and his wife, Geneva Mae (Farley) Ulmer, 89, both peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Houston, Texas.Russell and Geneva had been married over 72 years and spent most of their lives in Sedalia, Missouri. They were the loving parents of and survived by Dale Ulmer and his wife, Kathy of Mobile, Alabama and Jill (Ulmer) Bruns and her husband, Mike of Kingwood...
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Kirby Edmond Smith

January 7, 1948 - May 17, 2016

Kirby Edmond Smith formerly of King William, Virginia passed away May 17, 2016.He was born at Dewitt Army Hospital January 7, 1948 to parents Warren H. Smith, Sr. & Ella Florence Emory. Baptized in the Roman Catholic church.Preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Michael John Smith; Warren Harding Smith Jr. and James Edward Smith.Mr. Smith served in the United States Navy and received...
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Harold Eugene Green,

September 27, 1944 - May 10, 2016

Harold Eugene Green, Jr. was born in Hannibal, Missouri on Wednesday, September 27, 1944 to parents Harold Sr. and Marie E. (Meyer) Green. At the age of 71, he passed away peacefully at 7:58 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at North Cypress Medical Center in Houston, Texas.Harold retired from Pepsi-Cola after many years of service. His beloved wife, Doris (Dodson) Green, who was born on Saturday,...
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John Raymond Brown

February 20, 1942 - May 9, 2016

John Raymond Brown was born in Bangor, ME on Friday, February 20, 1942 to parents Horace and Mildred (Mersereau) Brown. He passed away in Houston, TX on Monday, May 9, 2016.In his career, John worked for several employers including Berry Construction Company and Coastal Corporation (oil and gas plants). When John retired, he had worked in different locations, including Puerto Rico, Canada, and...
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Eleanor M. Froehner

September 17, 1921 - May 8, 2016

Eleanor Marion Froehner, 94, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Porter, Texas. She was born on Saturday, September 17, 1921, in La Prairie, Illinois to James Edward Harwood and Clara Rose (Ift) Harwood.Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth William Froehner. She is survived by her sons, Teryl Froehner and wife Paula, Edward Froehner and wife Pat;...
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Beverly Wallace Henry

December 4, 1920 - May 6, 2016

Beverly Wallace Henry, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 6, 2016.Wallace was born December 4, 1920 in Cameron, Milam county, Texas, to Sidney Jesse (Bunce) and Allice Matilda (Allie) Henry.Wallace was proud of his service in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII as well as his service as a mason. He spent many hours devoted to his church, Spring Branch Presbyterian Church in Spring...
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Walter Lewcun

September 25, 1925 - May 6, 2016

Walter Lewcun, age 90, born in Lvov Poland on September 25, 1925, passed away in Houston, Texas on May 6, 2016. Walter escaped three death sentences as a survivor of the WWII concentration camps where he was a political prisoner for 7 years. After the war, he became a restaurant owner and entrepreneur. In 1951, he joined the rest of his family in America. After working several jobs in the...
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Catherine H. Colleton

October 8, 1926 - May 2, 2016

Catherine Ruth Haney Colleton, born in Denver, Colorado passed away in Houston, Texas on May 2, 2016.Preceded in death by her parents, Lee Calvin Haney and Estelle Madeline Didier; husband, Peter W. Colleton; son, Gilbert G. Colleton; siblings, Dr. Richard L. Haney and Margaret Haney Lyness. Survived by 6 daughters, Maureen C. Watkins "Mo" (spouse Daniel), Athens, TX, Kathleen C....
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Mary Helen Mata

July 19, 1957 - April 27, 2016

Mary H. Mata, 58, went with the Lord on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 after a long battle with her health. A native Houstonian she was born in North Houston and spent her adult life in Spring Branch. An active member of the community and a true supporter of her children and grandchildren, Mary was a booster parent for Band, Orchestra and Choir, as well as a CCE teacher and Girl Scout leader. She had...
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