Our Obituaries

Elizabeth Sproule

October 27, 1926 - November 9, 2017

Lily was born to James and Emma McMaster in Belfast Northern Ireland on October 27, 1926. She went to be with her Lord and Savior November 9, 2017. Lily spent her youth and young adulthood in Belfast Northern Ireland. She was a child of WWII and experienced the loss of her home in the Blitz. Lily married the love of her life, Roland, in July of 1949 and they were married for sixty two years. ...
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John Thomas Wier

April 27, 1929 - November 5, 2017

JOHN THOMAS (J.T.)WIER, 88. passed away peacefully on November 5, 2017. He was born on April 27, 1929 in Houston Heights, Texas to Murl I. and Genevieve Wier. He attended Alamo Elementary, Alexander Hamilton Jr. High, and John H. Reagan High School, and graduated from Texas A&M in January of 1949 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then served in the Army on Arctic Maneuvers in...
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Audley Wayne Foster

November 12, 1962 - November 4, 2017

Audley Wayne Foster, Jr., 54, passed away on November 3, 2017.Lee is survived by his mother, Carlene Foster and sister Debora Simmons.Private family services will be held.
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Mary Martha Steed

July 19, 1945 - October 21, 2017

Mary Martha Steed, 72, died Oct. 21, 2017, in Houston, Tx. She was born on July 19, 1945, in Victoria, Tx. to her parents, Mary Elizabeth and Morris Quinton Steed, who predeceased her. She is survived by her sister, Sylvia and her husband, Steve Cutaia, of Nederland, Tx. and her two adored feline companions, Suki and Ramsey. The committal service of her ashes will be held at Palmer Memorial...
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Francis Patrick Carr, Jr.

May 1, 1923 - October 20, 2017

Francis Patrick (Frank) Carr, Jr., 94 years young, died peacefully surrounded by his family on October 20, 2017 at Memorial Hermann Hospital Memorial City. Frank was born in New Haven, Connecticut on May 1, 1923 to Francis Patrick Carr and Rita Flanagan Carr. He grew up as the oldest of five brothers; two of his brothers survive him - Eddie and Billy. Predeceased by John and Robert.He served in...
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John Robert Hatfield,

September 28, 1990 - October 14, 2017

On October 14th, 2017, Specialist John Robert Hatfield of the U.S. Army, a.k.a. "Sweet Pea," a.k.a. "Johnny Robin,", a.k.a. "John-John", passed away in Temple, Texas.John graduated from Memorial High School, located in Houston, Texas/Spring Branch Independent School District. While in attendance there, he accomplished the ACT Academic Junior Achievement Award for exceeding the academic...
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Muriel Marie Parks

November 2, 1930 - October 13, 2017

Muriel Marie (Sandel) Parks was born in Normangee, Texas on Sunday, November 2, 1930, to Opal (Dobbs) Sandel and Jesse A. Sandel. She went to be with our Lord on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the age of 86. Muriel was saved at age 15 and was a member of Grace Community Church. She graduated with honors from Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston at age 16. She was employed by Hartford Accident...
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Annie Ruth Moore

November 13, 1921 - October 12, 2017

Annie Ruth Moore, 95 years, passed from this life to her eternal home, Thursday, October 12, 2017 after a short illness, having survived cancer. Ruth was born in Freestone County to Simeon and Annie Chavers being the fifth of nine children. She is pre-deceased by husband JD Moore; parents; brothers, James, Sim, and Edwin Chavers; sisters, Nell Garrett, Katherine Smith, and Martha Harrison.Ruth is...
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Virden Lanar Keese

March 28, 1927 - October 10, 2017

Lanar Keese made his transition on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Houston Texas. He lived 90 good years, was mentally alert and well loved to the end. Lanar was an active member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church, singing in the choir and several times President of the Men's Breakfast Group. He spent many years in sales for an insurance company, Revlon cosmetics, Gorman Cleaners and 17 years...
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Jonwade Boyd

April 29, 1957 - October 8, 2017

Jonwade Boyd, II, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017.A memorial service honoring his life, was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the American Legion, Post #654, 3105 Campbell Road in Houston, Texas, 77080.Inurnment with Military Honors will follow at a later date in Houston National Cemetery.Please revisit this site, where a more detailed life story will honor Mr. Boyd.
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Vernon Rex Johnson

December 3, 1933 - October 7, 2017

Vernon Rex Johnson went to be with the Lord on October 7, 2017. He was 83 and passed peacefully in the comfort of his Houston, TX home, surrounded by family. Vernon was born and raised in Logan County, Kentucky by his parents Vernon Price Johnson and Audra Johnson. He attended the University of Kentucky where he graduated with the class of 1960. Vernon was a proud member of the United States Navy...
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James Sherrill Kelly

October 10, 1925 - October 6, 2017

James Sherrill Kelly1925-2017James Sherrill Kelly left this temporal life to enter into eternal life with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in the early morning of October 6, 2017. He was born in Beaumont, Texas on October 10, 1925 to Ruby Boone Kelly and Ludlow Kelly, and was their only child. At the age of five, his family moved to Houston, Texas where he maintained his permanent residence...
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Mildred Anna Keel

November 11, 1927 - October 4, 2017

Private arrangements were under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas.
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Victoria Agnes Wilganowski

June 4, 1933 - October 4, 2017

VIctoria Agnes Wilganowski passed away peacefully last night, October 4, 2017 surrounded by her legacy of loved ones. We will be together again. Miss you, see you soon. Tap TapPreceded in death by her husband, Sonny Wilganowski and son, Bobby Wilganowski.Victoria is survived by her loving children, Norman, David and his wife, Lorene, Deanie Belunek, Gerald and wife Stephanie, Thomas, Donny...
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Verla May Roy

April 6, 1931 - October 1, 2017

Verla May Roy, loving wife, beloved mother and Mimi, cherished sister, aunt, and loyal friend, peacefully passed on October 1st after 86 very active years of a life well lived. Daughter of a Swedish immigrant, Verla was Born in Omaha, Nebraska on April 6, 1931 and grew up on a farm in Fairmont, Michigan with her four brothers. Verla married the love of her life, William D. Roy, on July 15, 1950...
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Josephine Petrosky Smith

December 3, 1922 - September 28, 2017

Josephine Petrosky "Jo" Smith, 94, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Elmer F. Smith and parents, Julius A. and Rosale T. (Kalinowsky) Petrosky. She is survived by her brother, Lawrence George Petrosky; nieces, Sharon Biel, Donna Walker and husband Terris. Other loving family members include William Stanton Smith and wife Roz, Aleta ...
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Lorain Margaret Hrachovy

November 21, 1931 - September 27, 2017

Lorain Margaret Klimek Hrachovy, age 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. She was born on November 21, 1931, to Rosalie (Knippel) and Adolph Klimek in Fayetteville, Texas.Lorain was a loving wife, mother, grandmother (G), and great-grandmother (GG). She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother, Marian Albers and Daniel Klimek. Lorain is...
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Ira Lee Dillard

May 7, 1916 - September 27, 2017

Ira Lee Dillard was born in Falls County, Texas, near Marlin on May 7, 1916, and died on September 27, 2017. He was the youngest son of Florence Ettie Black Dillard and Ennis Moses Dillard. His older brother, William Arhmed Dillard and younger sister, Bess Marie Dillard, preceded him in death.On February 26, 1939, Ira married the love of his life, Josephine Ellen Moncrief Dillard, in Marlin,...
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Harold Loyd Miller

December 24, 1922 - September 27, 2017

Harold Loyd Miller was born in Aurora, Colorado, on December 24th, 1922, to Cy and Ona Miller. He arrived well before his due date, but grew and thrived despite the doctor's claim that his parents would "never raise that thing." His mother kept him warm in a shoe box by the stove. The family moved to San Antonio, and then later to the Bryan/College Station community, so Harold's older brother,...
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Dominic Ramirez

October 15, 1982 - September 26, 2017

Dominic "Nic" Ramirez, 34, passed away on September 26, 2017.Dominic Ramirez (Nic), age 34, beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend joined his father September 26, 2017. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston Tx. Nic was born October 15, 1982 in Toppenish, Washington to Linda Rodriguez-Ramirez and Arnoldo Ramirez.Nic...
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Flora Mae Nicholson

December 1, 1923 - September 9, 2017

Flora "Flo" Tanksley Nicholson 1923 - 2017 Mom went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and many friends and family on 9/9/17One day at a time was her favorite song. She was a great Mom and Friend. I will miss her greatly. God could not have chosen anyone better for my Mom. I always felt loved and knew I had someone on my side. She always made sure there was lots of...
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Cleofas G. Reyna

May 1, 1928 - September 5, 2017

Cleofas Garcia Reyna, age 89, known to friends and family as "Cleo", went to be with the Lord September 5, 2017. Cleo was born May 1, 1928 in Harlingen, Texas and married Candelario Reyna in 1946, who preceded her in death. Cleo is survived by her sons, John Reyna and wife Eva, Candy Reyna and wife Karen & Jessie Reyna and wife Sherri; her daughters Andrea Groschke and husband Ed, Norma McMillan...
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David Luther Hamilton

March 15, 1925 - September 2, 2017

David Luther Hamilton1925-2017David Luther Hamilton, 92 of Houston, Texas passed away on September 2, 2017. He was born on March 15, 1925 to Calvin and Mary Hamilton in Cleburne, Texas. After graduation from high School he was drafted into the Army and served three years in the Pacific. He graduated from Oklahoma State University where he participated in marksmanship rifle competitions and...
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Caralin P. WILLIAMS

February 21, 1943 - September 2, 2017

Caralin Poore Williams1943 to 2017Caralin Poore Williams, 74, left this life Saturday, September 2nd after a tenacious battle with Lung Cancer. She was a loved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and most importantly, a Friend. It was her connection, her devotion to so many people that kept her vigilant in her crusade over the past two year struggle to defeat her ...
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Richard William Calhoun

September 29, 1965 - August 31, 2017

Richard "Bill" Calhoun, 51, was born on September 29, 1965 in Houston, Texas to William "Richard" Calhoun and Helen Jean Tucker Calhoun, he passed away on August 31, 2017 in Katy, Texas.Bill was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an outstanding cook and will be remembered for his delicious barbecue, shrimp boils and many other meals he liked to prepare for all to...
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Ruby Mae Granger

December 14, 1930 - August 17, 2017

Ruby Mae (Mince) Granger, 86, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017.In keeping with Ruby's wishes, a graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22nd at Fairbanks Cemetery, 5500 Stonington in Houston, Texas, 77040.If you need directions to the cemetery or have any questions, please call the funeral home at (713) 465-2525.Waltrip Funeral Directors1415 Campbell RoadHouston, Texas...
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William Lee Effinger

April 22, 1951 - August 16, 2017

Private arrangements are under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas.
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Jenny Ruth Moxley

June 17, 1958 - August 8, 2017

Jenny Ruth Moxley, 59, was born on June 17, 1958 in Houston, Texas. She passed away on August 8, 2017. Jenny is survived by her husband Daniel Moxley, their children, many other cherished relatives and dear friends. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017, in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas.
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Ralph L. Martin,

July 26, 1943 - August 6, 2017

Ralph L. "Buddy" Martin, Jr., entered Heaven's gates on August 6, 2017.He was born on July 26, 1943, to Alice Edna Todd and Ralph L. Martin, Sr. in Baptist Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas. He attended schools in Houston, San Antonio, El Paso and Tokyo, Japan. He worked for Exxon after high school until enlisting in the service. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1964, serving at the missile...
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John Francis Navratil

April 12, 1956 - August 2, 2017

John Navratil passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas on August 2, 2017 at the age of 61, after a brave fight with cancer. He was born a first generation American in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on April 12, 1956, to Boris F. Navratil of Prague and Constance Parr of London. He was predeceased by his mother and is survived by his father; and by his wife of 30 years Peggy (O'Neil); son Oliver; daughter...
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Shirley White Berry

December 5, 1956 - July 27, 2017

Shirley Gene (White) Berry passed away on July 27, 2017 following a tragic auto accident in Lufkin, Texas. Shirley was born December 5, 1956 in Houston, Texas to Charles and Georgia White. She grew up in Houston and worked in the insurance industry there for 30 years before becoming a teacher with Spring Branch ISD.Shirley graduated as an honors student from Spring Woods High School in 1975. She...
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Francis Ellsworth La More

October 11, 1924 - July 21, 2017

Frank La More was born on October 11, 1924, in Painesville, Ohio. He was a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, husband, and friend. He passed away on July 21, 2017, due to declining health issues. His is survived by his children, Andrew (Amy), Bruce (Rhonda), Christine (Alan), and Albert (Andrea). He had 11 grandchildren: Dana (Mohit), Erin (Gregg), Stephanie (Mike),...
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Lee Walker

April 8, 1955 - July 16, 2017

Lee Walker, Jr., 62, was born on April 8, 1955 in Magnolia, Texas and passed away on July 16, 2017.Lee was a Vietnam Air Force Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Laddie Lee Walker, Sr. and Nina Elizabeth Walker; sister, Lisa Zorbas and nephew, Kristafor Buchanan. Survived by his loving wife, Jackie Walker; his children, Christine Logan, Justin Walker and fiancé Camellia...
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Betty Jane Brust

November 29, 1926 - July 16, 2017

Betty Maurras Brust, 90, died peacefully in her sleep on July 16, 2017, in Houston. She was born on Nov. 29, 1926, in New Orleans to Mabel Comeaux Maurras and Henry Louis Maurras. Betty's father influenced her life-long love of theatre and music, and she honed many talents in cooking and sewing learned from her mom.At the outbreak of WWII, Betty trained to serve as part of the Civil Air...
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Georgene Alvina Schwartz

April 29, 1927 - July 15, 2017

Georgene "Gene" Schwartz, 90, died on July 15, 2017. She was born on April 29, 1927, in Hallettsville, Texas to Ida and Emil Fertsch. Gene grew up on a farm in Lavaca County where she and her late husband Steve maintained deep roots and close friends. She and Steve married in 1945 and enjoyed a beautiful and loving life together for over 61 years. They moved to Houston in 1949 with two young...
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Redden Travis Parramore

January 15, 1922 - July 6, 2017

Redden Travis Parramore, was born in Munday, Texas on January 15, 1922 to parents Redden and Stella (Moore) Parramore. He passed away in Houston, Texas on July 6, 2017.Redden - "RT" - loved aviation. He learned to fly in Dallas in the 1930s. He attended the Navy College Education Program at Texas Christian University and after commissioning became a top-rated instructor pilot for WWII naval...
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Helen Ann Lyons

September 23, 1919 - July 4, 2017

Arrangements are 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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Lenora May Bauer

April 13, 1930 - July 4, 2017

Lenora May Bauer, 87, born in Spring Branch, Houston, Texas on April 13, 1930 to Jerry C. Bauer and Lenora Helen (Neuen) Bauer, passed away on July 4, 2017.Lenora's family dates back from among the early German immigrant settlers of the Spring Branch area, where she was a lifelong resident. She was baptized on November 11, 1934 in Spring Branch Community Church by Pastor E. Leroy Jones....
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Marie Walls Emmott

June 2, 1925 - July 2, 2017

Marie Walls Emmott was born in Houston to Homer DeWitt Walls and Marie Angenend Walls on June 2, 1925 as second to the youngest of seven children. She attended St. Agnes Academy, The Museum of Fine Arts School and Business College.Marie married Don L. Emmott on March 27th, 1953. They enjoyed fishing, camping, family time, barbecuing and cooking. Over the years, Marie worked in accounting for...
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Glenda Adell Halliburton

January 4, 1939 - June 28, 2017

Glenda Adell (Dickey) Halliburton was born in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, January 4, 1939, to parents, Glenn and Mildred (Green) Dickey. She passed away in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the age of 78.Glenda was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Halliburton in March 1989. She is survived by her son, Ray Halliburton, and daughter, Belinda Halliburton, their families, other...
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Helen Alice Nowlin

March 31, 1939 - June 25, 2017

Helen Alice (Coleman) Nowlin was born in Ged, Louisiana on Friday, March 31, 1939 to parents, Charles and Belva (Bailey) Coleman. She passed away in Houston, Texas on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the age of 78.Helen was a 1957 graduate of Sulphur High School in Sulphur, Louisiana. She is survived by her beloved husband, James Thomas Nowlin, Sr.; their son, James Thomas Nowlin, Jr. and his fiancé...
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Cathy Reyna Pierson

December 17, 1959 - June 19, 2017

Cathy Reyna Pierson, beloved daughter, mother, grandmother and sister passed away on June 19, 2017. Cathy was born on December 17, 1959 in Dallas, Texas. She worked for over 20 years with SBISD and loved every minute.Preceded in death by her father, Herman Wesley Holt. Survived by her mother, Rose Ann Holt; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Robert Parker; their daughters, Harley Bartsch and...
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Joerg Gusen

August 4, 1966 - June 17, 2017

Joerg Gusen, 50, passed away on June 17, 2017. Family and friends will gather for visitation beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Waltrip Funeral Directors. A memorial service celebrating Joerg will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Waltrip Chapel.Please check back for a more detailed life story and a collage of photographs which is forth coming.
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Julie Gay Castillo

April 25, 1967 - June 11, 2017

Julie Castillo, age 50, of Houston, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 11, 2017. She died peacefully, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Julie was born in Houston, Texas on April 25, 1967. As a young child, Julie attended Long Point Baptist School. She attended Northbrook Junior High and Northbrook High School. Julie was a gifted athlete, and participated in both soccer...
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Eleanora Rainosek

February 16, 1925 - June 10, 2017

Eleanora Julia (Belota) Rainosek was born in Plum, Texas on February 16, 1925 to parents Joe and Frances (Sulik) Belota. She passed away in Houston, Texas on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the age of 92, with her children by her side.Eleanora is survived by sisters Martha (Belota) Kainer of Flatonia, Texas, Lillian (Belota) Berger of Houston, Texas, and brother Robert Belota and sister-in-law Georgie...
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Donald Lee Oetter

February 12, 1925 - June 6, 2017

Donald Lee Oetter, husband, father and grandfather passed away on June 6, 2017 following a short illness.Don was born February 12, 1925 in Joliet, Illinois, the second child of Conrad John Oetter and Pearl Mabel Deist. He grew up in the town of Frankfort, Illinois with his brother Kenneth and two younger sisters Betty and Faye. He attended St. Peter's United Church of Christ, where he sang in...
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Anne Elizabeth Wood

July 29, 1924 - June 2, 2017

Anne Elizabeth Clark Wood, born in Richmond, Virginia July 29, 1924 and a resident of Spring Branch in Houston, Texas since 1958, departed this Valley of Tears on June 2, 2017 thus closing the circle of her earthly sojourn. She lived, blessing her family with love and devotion, informed by her faith, teaching us the lessons of humility and perseverance by lifelong example.Anne is preceded in...
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Arthur Eugene Smith

October 28, 1947 - June 1, 2017

Arthur "Art" Eugene Smith, 69, was born October 28, 1947 and passed away on June 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas.A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Bridge Point Bible Church, 13277 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079.
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Sue Perkins Jones

October 17, 1930 - May 29, 2017

Sue Perkins Jones passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.Born in Dallas on Friday, October 17, 1930, Sue was a woman who was full of life even to the end when life was fleeting. And now she has received what she treasured most - life everlasting.Sue grew up as the youngest daughter, and was the last surviving child of the late Dr. Jack Perkins and Winnie Perkins of Dallas, Texas. ...
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John Dale Wilson

August 16, 1952 - May 23, 2017

John Dale Wilson, 64, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, May 23, 2017 after struggling with various health issues over the last few years. Dale leaves his wife and soulmate of almost 42 years, Sheri (Atkinson) Wilson; his daughter, Lauren Hilary Wilson; his son, John Byron Wilson and his wife Kendra Brant; his grandchild John Ashton Wilson; his beloved greyhound Shamrock and grandpups Lucas...
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Robert Ray Reynosa

May 13, 1952 - May 19, 2017

Robert R. Reynosa, 65, passed away peacefully May 19, 2017. A lifelong Houston resident, born May 13, 1952.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., May 23, 2017 at St. Anne Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas High School Scholarship Fund or a charity of choice.
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Ed Eugene Havel

January 17, 1934 - May 18, 2017

Edmond Eugene Havel, 83, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born January 17, 1934 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Edmund W. and Mary S. (Marek) Havel, Ed enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting with his many friends and extended family. He attended and played football at W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi before moving to Houston, Texas in...
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Max Reese Hickerson

March 11, 1932 - May 18, 2017

Max Reese Hickerson died on Thursday, May 18, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, three children, Deborah Cooper, Ronald Hickerson, and Sarah Shearer, and five grandchildren. He also precedes in death two siblings, Bonnie Lichtenberger and J. Kent Hickerson, and 4 nieces and nephews.He was born on March 11, 1932 in Vandalia, Illinois to LaVonne and Ronald Hickerson. Max loved God's Word...
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Rudy Arias Robles

April 10, 1934 - May 16, 2017

In Loving Memory of Moises Rodolfo RoblesakaRudy Arias Robles Rudy Robles, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 during his stay at the VA Hospital in Houston, Texas.Rudy was born on April 10, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas, to parents Reynaldo and Alvina Robles. Rudy graduated from Lanier High School, and soon after, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served as an...
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Dean Hill

July 13, 1930 - May 11, 2017

Cal Dean Hill, Jr., 86, passed away on Thursday May 11, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born on July 13, 1930 in Sugar Land, Texas to Cal Dean Hill and Myrtle Scarborough Hill. The family moved to Houston in 1941, where Dean attended San Jacinto High School and, later, the Rice Institute (now Rice University) where he earned both the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees. ...
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Larry Wayne Krueger

April 2, 1942 - May 4, 2017

Larry Wayne Krueger, 75, of Houston, passed away on May 4, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 2, 1942 in Bellville, Texas to Clarence and Edith Krueger. After graduating from Bellville High School, Larry met the love of his life, Sue Blaschke, and soon thereafter moved to Houston to marry her and begin working for Blaschke Trucking Company, where he quickly...
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Helen Joanne Rooks

November 2, 1944 - April 18, 2017

Helen Joanne Rooks, 72, passed away on April 18, 2017.Helen will be remembered as a homemaker, seamstress and an avid world traveler.Preceded in death by the love of her life, Frank Rooks. Helen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Michell Conner; daughter and son-in-law, April and Rod Shaheen; grandchildren, Caleb, Joy Marie and husband, Travis, Elijah and wife, Jenny, Casper,...
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Helen Marie Hester

May 20, 1931 - April 16, 2017

Helen Marie Pitt Hester, 85, born on May 20, 1931 in Nashville, Tennessee passed away on April 16, 2017 in Houston, Texas.Helen and her husband moved to Houston in 1952. Helen worked at Spring Branch Christian Church during the 1960's and 1970's taking care of babies on Sunday's and then at Mother's Day Out.She married Earlin Brown Hester, Jr. on December 2, 1948, they had 57...
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Albert J. Triana

May 7, 1931 - April 16, 2017

Albert J. "Jim" Triana passed away Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Born May 7, 1931 in Nacogdoches TX, to Gus and Jane Sepulveda Triana, Jim was the eighth child of a loving family of 15 children, Rosie, Augusta, Josephine, Leon, Pauline, Margie, Ben, Virginia, Rita, Alice, Louise, Teddy, Gus Jr, and Annie. He is survived by his loving family, beloved wife, Margaret Poskey Triana and...
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Merle Clark Massar

August 14, 1923 - April 7, 2017

Merle Clark Massar went to be with the Lord this past Friday, April 7, 2017.Merle lived with a dignity and grace that befitted her commitment to Jesus Christ. She loved in such a genuine yet unobtrusive way that she defined grace for all who knew her. Her family knew that in exponential ways. They saw the consistency of her faith at home, at work, and at play. She truly made the world a better...
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Shirley May Keever

February 17, 1932 - April 5, 2017

Shirley May Keever, 85, born on February 17, 1932 in Byron Center, Michigan passed away on April 5, 2017 in Houston, TexasShirley was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Helen Rummelt; husband, Lee Keever; daughter, Susan Ipema; sisters, Joyce Di Piazza and Alice Hudson.Survived by her children, Brenda Boettcher and husband, Phillip, Nancy Crowder and husband, Bill, Chris Keever,...
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Art Stanley Dickinson

April 11, 1925 - March 30, 2017

Arthur S. Dickinson, 91, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Houston Hospice, having lived in his words, "The American Dream". Art was born on April 11, 1925 to Roscoe Flynn Dickinson and Nina Blanche Crowl Dickinson in Denver, Colorado where he was the younger of two sons.Art was known for his devotion to his church, family and friends. He was an avid runner, enjoyed...
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Lila A. Ortman

May 11, 1920 - March 29, 2017

Lila A. (Luckow) Ortman was born in Sebeka, Minnesota on Tuesday, May 11, 1920 to parents Herman and Elsie (Kleinke) Luckow. She passed away in Missouri City, Texas on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the age of 96. She is survived by Reuben, her beloved husband of more than 70 years, and their son Dennis Ortman.Lila's life will be celebrated by family and friends and her memory will live on...
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Geraldine Flanagan

April 18, 1927 - March 29, 2017

Geraldine (Reynolds) Flanagan was born in Canton, Texas on Monday, April 18, 1927, to parents Louis Bryan Reynolds and Ruby Geneva (Wheeler) Reynolds. She passed away in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the age of 89.Growing up, Geraldine attended schools in Canton and Houston. She was a hard worker and retired from Kroger after 31 years of service. Geraldine worked part time for...
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Thomas Anton Kronenberger

August 3, 1929 - March 19, 2017

Thomas Anton Kronenberger was born in Bryan, Texas on August 3, 1929, to parents Anton and Catherine (Bielamouricz) Kronenberger. He passed away in Houston, Texas on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the age 87Thomas went through the 10th grade, then went to work to help his family where he learned baking. He would later complete his schooling by attaining his GED. He joined the New Jersey Air National...
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Mary A. Crowder

February 20, 1923 - March 18, 2017

Mary Anne Crowder, 94, passed away on March 18, 2017 at Heartis in Cypress, Texas. She was born on February 20, 1923 in Runge, Texas to Henry August Seifert and Hanora Philomena Lewis.Mary grew up in Runge, Texas on a farm during the Great Depression. She graduated from Runge High School in 1941. After high school, she attended Nursing School at Santa Rosa School of Nursing in San Antonio, Texas...
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Betty Lou Stokes

March 24, 1925 - March 17, 2017

Betty Lou Stokes, a talented artist and skilled seamstress, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, just one week short of her 92nd birthday. She was a devoted wife and mother, beloved grandmother and great grandmother, who, since 1969, was an active member of Fair Haven United Methodist Church and the Neighborhood Community Center.Betty leaves behind her children, Ina Bullock and husband Bob, Sue...
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Martha Tamez

December 13, 1931 - March 11, 2017

Martha Martinez Tamez was born in East Chicago, Indiana on Sunday, December 13, 1931, to parents Manuel and Biviana Martinez. She passed away in Hempstead, Texas on Saturday, March 11, 2017.Martha was raised in Marin, NL, Mexico, made her home in Houston with husband Raul Tamez, Sr. who preceded her in death, and they later retired to Hempstead, Texas.Martha is survived by her children, Mary...
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Willie Ray Freeman

May 6, 1938 - March 11, 2017

Willie Ray "Bill" Freeman, Jr., 78, passed away on March 11, 2017.Bill is survived by his daughters, Bridget Freeman Kousoulis, Shannon Patton and husband, Lee, Jennifer Thompson and husband, Scott; grandchildren, Paul William, Jordan, Savannah, Charles, Trevor, MaggieJane, Aidan, Paisley and Preslee.A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Waltrip...
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Rose O. Brien

March 27, 1923 - March 8, 2017

Rose Steil O'Brien, 93, passed away on March 8, 2017. Rose was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma March 27, 1923 to Rolland Nicholas and Nell Corbin Steil. Rose graduated from Marquette High School in Tulsa where Wayne O'Brien also attended. Upon seeing her for the first time, and before he even met her, Wayne knew she was the beautiful girl he would marry. Following graduation, she worked as a legal...
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Yvonne Sovocool

January 11, 1927 - March 7, 2017

Yvonne Sovocool1927 - 2017Yvonne (Bass) Sovocool, aged 90, was lifted from this life and into the arms of our Lord peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving and caring family. Yvonne was one of nine children born in Mississippi to Henry Buford Bass and Laura (Parish) Bass. Preceded in death by her parents and her husband Stanford Eugene Sovocool of Houston, Texas....
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Lera D. Warren

December 23, 1917 - March 3, 2017

Lera (Martindale) Warren was born in Jasper, Texas on Sunday, December 23, 1917 to parents Charles and Nannie (Durbin) Martindale. She was called home to be with her Lord and Savior at 8.24 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 99.Lera grew up in Jasper and moved to Houston about 1940, where she met Walter E. Warren. They were married on June 21, 1941 and blessed with 70 wonderful years...
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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 Edwards Barron was born to Andrew Jackson Edwards and Gertrude (Felton) Edwards on December 23rd, 1917 in Hoisington, Kansas. She passed away on Saturday, February 11th, 2017.She was one of the founding teachers at St. Francis Episcopal Day School in Houston for 16 years. She was a wonderful mother, grandparent and finally great-grandparent.Lucille is survived by her 3 children Candy,...
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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 gathered 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 were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday,...
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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 is celebrated by family and friends and her 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...
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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 a.m. just seven 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...
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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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