Our Obituaries

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 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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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 are 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 are will be planned. He is survived by his loving son, Sid Sherwood and wife Robin, who will celebrate this wonderful man's...
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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, born on June 2, 1961 passed away on August 11, 2106.Stephanie was preceded in death by her father, John M. Roescher; daughter, Rachael K. Wampler and her brother -in-law, Mark Edward Wampler. Survived by her loving husband, Lawrence Eddie Wampler; children, Sarah Ann Wampler, Lawrence Eddie Wampler, II and Charles Edward Wampler; mother, Sandra Stackhouse; brother,...
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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.Please revisit this site, where photographs and a more detailed obituary will outline this wonderful woman's life, in the days to come.Family and friends will gather and celebrate Betty'...
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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 will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at...
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Pedro J. Garcia

December 9, 1982 - July 28, 2016

Pedro Josue Garcia, 33, passed away on July 28, 2016.Visitation with the family will begin at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Services will begin at 7:00 p.m., in the Waltrip Chapel.Please check back for a more detailed obituary honoring Josh.
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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 will be held in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors, at...
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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.Please revisit this site, where a more detailed obituary will outline this wonderful man's life.In keeping with Michael's wishes, no formal services will be held...
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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 Marion 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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David Blaine Mitchell

September 10, 1926 - April 12, 2016

"A human life is a story told by God" ~ Hans Christian AndersonDavid Blaine Mitchell, 89 of Houston, Texas passed from this earth surrounded by his family on April 12, 2016 at 5:28 a.m. He was born September 10, 1926 in Tulsa , Oklahoma to Lula Marie Hall-Mitchell and Elwood Monroe Mitchell and was the youngest of 7 children. He graduated from Will Rogers High School. After graduating high...
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Ronald G. Griffin

September 30, 1947 - April 5, 2016

Ronald "Ron" G. Griffin, 68, passed away on April 5, 2016.Ron was the Founder and former owner of Griffin Fence Company and Co-founder of Father & Sons Tribute Gun Company.Survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Verda Steever-Griffin; children, Kristopher Griffin and wife, Shelly, Charles Griffin and significant other, Minnie Nagaoka, daughter April Fisher and husband, Michael;...
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Sari Annette Bradshaw

February 25, 1957 - April 2, 2016

Sari Annette Adams Bradshaw, 59, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 due to complications from a stroke at her home in Houston, Texas. Sari was born on February 25, 1957 in Great Falls, Montana to Harold and Elaine Adams. She is survived by her parents, her sister, Paula Carrell, and her niece, Jessica Carrell as well as many aunts, uncles and a myriad of cousins, her best friend, Dottie Smith, and her...
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Betty Lou Kelley

November 8, 1943 - March 30, 2016

Betty Lou (Rinn) Kelley was born in Bellville, Texas on Monday, November 8, 1943, to parents Lenley Reinhold Rinn and Slavina Annie (Marek) Rinn. She went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the age of 72.Betty is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 50 years, Davis Eugene "Gene" Kelley; daughter Kim, her husband Rick, and their children Dylan, Tiffany and Rebecca;...
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Sue P. Crafton

December 31, 1929 - March 29, 2016

Sue P. Crafton was called home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Sue was preceded in death by her loving husband Joe Edward Crafton, as well as her parents Rufus and Margret Peak. Sue was born and married in her home town of Henderson, Kentucky. The couple married in 1951 and had two loving daughters, Stephanie Dahman and Kimberly Murnane. Joe and Sue moved to Houston in 1967...
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Bobby Glenn Brooks

October 2, 1937 - March 28, 2016

Bobby Glenn Brooks, 78, passed away on March 28, 2016.Bobby was a graduate of the University of Houston and was a member of the Alumni Association. He served his country in U.S. Army and enjoyed long career as a pharmacist.Preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Shirley and his son, Terry. Survived by his children, Blaine Brooks and wife, Leigh Ann; Blake Brooks, Janell Haugen and...
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Florita H. Thompson

March 5, 1933 - March 26, 2016

Florita (Heslin) Thompson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, March 5, 1933 to parents Joseph A. and Grace E. (Palmisano) Heslin. She passed away in Houston, Texas on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the age of 83.Florita was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Thompson, Sr.; brothers, Joseph A. Heslin, Jr. and Gerard Heslin. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara T. Keenan and...
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Goran Vilhelm BJORKLUND

October 1, 1959 - March 24, 2016

Arrangements were under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, Texas.
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John Muller Skelton

January 8, 1927 - March 22, 2016

John Muller Skelton passed away on March 22, 2016 in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 89. He was born in Fort Worth Texas on January 8, 1927 to Alfred Rogers Skelton and Kittie Browne Skelton. Eva Frances Ryan met John in Houston and they married in December, 1948. She was the love of his life. During WWII, John served in the US Navy in the Pacific theater aboard a destroyer as a radioman....
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Marcos Nava

October 21, 1980 - March 19, 2016

MARCOS NAVA, JR. Devoted Husband and FatherOctober 21, 1980 - March 19, 2016 Marcos Nava, Jr., 35, passed away Saturday March 19, 2016 while riding his motorcycle, one of his favorite hobbies, after enjoying an evening playing pool with some of his best friends. Marcos was born in Houston, Texas, to Dianne Lord Nava and Marcos Nava, Sr. Marcos spent a great deal of his childhood in...
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Martin Luker, Jr.

August 31, 1925 - March 13, 2016

Martin Luker, Jr., 90, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016. He was born in Romney, Texas on August 31, 1925 to Martin and Lena Luker. Martin attended Texas A&M, leaving for two years to serve in the United States Army during WWII. He returned to A&M and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, class of '46. After working in Dallas, he moved to Houston and worked for Cox and...
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Florence Pfrehm

September 30, 1922 - March 11, 2016

Arrangements were under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas.
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William E. Baker

January 2, 1934 - March 11, 2016

William (Bill) E. Baker, 82, of Houston, Texas, passed peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family March 11, 2016. Born in Pineville, Louisiana to Marjorie (Pickett) and Roy Baker, Bill was most proud of his unique birthday 1-2-34. Bill was an honor graduate of SLI ('56), now known as University of Louisiana Lafayette, with a B.S. in M.E. Bill attended graduate classes at the University...
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Barbara Kay Miller

March 31, 1954 - March 9, 2016

Barbara "BKay" Miller, 61, died at her home in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, due to complications from liver cancer.BKay was born in Houston on Wednesday, March 31, 1954 to parents, Bob and Erline Gibson. She was a dedicated employee and friend to all at Gibson's Landscaping for nearly 15 years.Known as "Ammie Kay" by her grandchildren, she was caring, kind, funny and loved playing...
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Wilda H. Baker

November 4, 1932 - March 6, 2016

Wilda Wilson "Widdie" Baker was born in Eunice, Louisiana on Friday, November 4, 1932 to Norborne Wilson and Wilda (Roberts) Wilson. She went home to the Lord early Sunday morning, March 6, 2016, of natural causes in Houston, Texas. She was 83.Widdie met and married her loving husband of 61 years, Laurence Baker, at a singles Sunday school class held at Bossier City Methodist Church. Widdie's...
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Herbert Paul Zoch

December 3, 1919 - March 1, 2016

Herbert Paul Zoch was born in Winchester, Texas on Wednesday, December 3, 1919 to parents, Emil Carl Zoch and Lydia Louise (Kasper) Zoch. He passed away in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the age of 96. He was baptized December 14, 1919 and confirmed March 4, 1934 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Winchester, Texas.Herbert proudly served his country in the United States Army...
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Charles Latimer

January 2, 1944 - February 29, 2016

Charles Ray Latimer was called Home on February 29, 2016. Charlie was the youngest son of James K. Latimer and Rose Lee Stein Latimer. He was born January 2, 1944 in Houston, Texas, and spent his youth in Marlin, Texas. In 1956, the family moved to Houston where his parents built a convenience store in Spring Branch. Even at a young age it was apparent that Charlie would be a man of many...
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Robert Eugene Koupa

August 4, 1942 - February 28, 2016

Robert Eugene "Bob" Koupa passed away in Houston, Texas on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Bob lived most of his life in the Spring Branch area of Houston. He earned a Master's degree in art, was active in Community theatre and became an English teacher. He taught in the Spring Branch Independent School District for twenty years. He was awarded Teacher of the year in 1991-92 and Outstanding...
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Walter H. Rhodes

November 19, 1930 - February 27, 2016

Walter H. Rhodes, Jr.1930-2016Walter H. Rhodes, Jr. passed away on February 27, 2016 in Houston, TX after a short bout with cancer. He died in the loving company of his family. Walter was born on Nov 19, 1930 on a farm in Choctaw County, OK, to Walter H. and Blanche Shelton Rhodes. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ishmael, Ronald and Wendell, and infant sister, Gwendolyn. He grew...
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Barbara Lynn Neal

January 2, 1946 - February 24, 2016

Barbara Lynn Phillips NealA wife, mother and grandmother. Born on January 2, 1946, passed away and went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on February 24, 2016.Preceded in death by her parents Bessie and Horace Phillips. Barbara is survived by her loving, caring husband, Robert A. Neal for 35 faithful years. Loving daughters, Amy Lynn Kaiser and husband Ernest D. Kaiser, Heather...
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Evelyn M. Owens

February 26, 1943 - February 24, 2016

EVELYN M. OWENS1943 - 2016Evelyn M. Owens was born in 1943 in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Christopher Hunt Martin and Georgia Hughes Martin. She spent her childhood years in Shreveport, was active in the youth group of Highland Baptist Church, and graduated from C.E. Byrd High School. She later attended Louisiana Tech University where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and earned a BS in...
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Brad Brad Jones

May 11, 1934 - February 23, 2016

Thomas Bradley Jones, age 81, died at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 following a lengthy illness. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his three daughters, son-in-law and eldest grandson.Brad was born on Friday, May 11, 1934 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Vida Louella and Albert Hayden Jones. He graduated from Benton High School in 1953 and the University of...
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James Byron Pascal

July 14, 1941 - February 16, 2016

James Byron Pascal, 74, passed away in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. His life was 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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Kevin Frank Spriggs

November 6, 1953 - February 16, 2016

Kevin Frank Spriggs, 62, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in Houston, Texas.Kevin was born in Hitchcock, Texas on Friday, November 6, 1953, to Frank and Natlin Spriggs. He was passionate about his work his entire life and the proud business owner of Payless Siding Company. Kevin was also an avid member of Lakewood Church for many years. He was an accomplished musician...
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Stephen John Shields

August 21, 1952 - February 14, 2016

Stephen John Shields, age 63, died on Sunday February 14th, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Dallas, and moved to Houston in 1954, to the Bellaire neighborhood. He lived the majority of his life in Spring Branch and attended Spring Woods Junior High and Senior High Schools. He attended college at the University of Houston and Sam Houston State University,...
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Austin P. Estes

November 13, 1922 - February 13, 2016

Austin P. Estes, part of the greatest generation, passed away Saturday February 13th at the age of 93.His love of country, his love of family and his love of his church kept him in comfort till the end. He served in the Navy as an Aviation Ordnance Mate 1st class from 1941 to 1946 during WWII working on top secret torpedoes used to stop the U boats in the Atlantic. To his credit is the sinking of...
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Joyce Harriett Aikman

September 24, 1938 - February 13, 2016

Joyce Harriett Aikman, 77, passed away in Houston, Texas on Saturday, February 13, 2016.Joyce was a retiree of US Steel after many years of service. Her life was celebrated by family and friends and her his memory will live on always.In keeping with Joyce's wishes, no formal services were held.Arrangements were under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas.Waltrip Funeral...
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Viola Wilcox

January 22, 1925 - February 10, 2016

Viola Wilcox, 91 was born January 21, 1925 and passed away on February 10, 2016.Viola was a 60 year member of Clay Road Baptist Church and the Ladies Birthday Club, which was very near and dear to her.Visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2016 in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors, where funeral services followed at 2:00 p.m. with Chaplain Wayne Norman,...
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Jerome Herbert Marten

May 20, 1934 - February 9, 2016

Jerome Herbert Marten, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2012 in Houston.Jerome's life was 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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Dorothy Marion Knight

July 6, 1920 - February 3, 2016

Dorothy M. (Paine) Knight 95, of Houston, Texas, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, with her youngest daughter, Cindy Bruce, by her side.The youngest of five children, Dorothy was born in Raccoon Bend, Texas on Tuesday, July 6, 1920, to Robert Glover Paine and Mary Cornelia (Woodley) Paine. On October 10, 1942, she married Lee Howard Knight, who preceded her in death...
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Marian Virginia Clark

January 19, 1922 - February 1, 2016

Marian Virginia Babcock Clark, 94, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016.Marian is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Neal and Kathrine Clark Mays, and her son-in-law, Danny White, and nine grandchildren, Scottson, John Patrick, Mary Kathrine, and Anne Elizabeth White, Bonnie Charlotte, Clark, Forrest, Travis, and Elisabeth Mays, and nine great- grandchildren, Carter, Clark, and...
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Clifford Allen Burke

August 18, 1930 - January 30, 2016

Clifford Allen BurkeClifford Allen Burke departed this life on January 30, 2016, in Houston, Texas. Cliff leaves his wife of 66 years, Helen Kathryn (Kay); children Marilyn, Suzette and Jeffrey; grandson Christian and wife Roxana, grandson Alan and wife Lizzy, granddaughters Karen and Kayla; great-grandchildren Julia, Anthony, Stephanie and Kennia; and sisters Frances Watson and Dorothy Spann....
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William Barton Portis,

August 28, 1932 - January 24, 2016

William Barton "Bill" Portis, Jr., 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, January 24, 2016, with his loving wife June at his side. Bill was born in Houston, Texas on Sunday, August 28, 1932 and attended local schools. After honorably serving his country in the United States Air Force, Bill graduated from the University of Houston and then went on to pursue his Law Degree at...
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Nadine Belle Davidson

May 29, 1921 - January 21, 2016

Nadine Belle (O'Mealey) Davidson was born in Tonkawa, Oklahoma on Sunday, May 29, 1921. She passed away in San Marcos, Texas on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the age of 94.Nadine was the last of 12 children born to William Wallace and Etta May (Dunn) O'Mealey. She married Golden Lee Davidson and they had 66 wonderful years together. They settled in Spring Branch area of Houston, Texas where...
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Viola Jennive Simmank

December 17, 1923 - January 19, 2016

Viola Jennive (Young) Simmank, age 92, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, in Houston, Texas.Viola was born in Houston, Texas on December 17, 1923 to parents William Charles and Laura Virginia "Jenny" (Koska) Young. She married Raymond Martin Simmank, Sr. in Houston, Texas and they had two children together. Viola was a longtime member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She retired...
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Wilma Garnet Combs

March 28, 1920 - January 19, 2016

Wilma Garnet Moore Combs passed away on January 19, 2016, at the age of 95. She was born March 28, 1920, in Putnam County, Warren Township, Putnamville, Indiana to Roscoe Thomas and Emma Myrtle Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband A. Ronald Combs, by her brother Col. Floyd Moore and her sister Ruby M. Stringer and by granddaughters Jennifer Combs Kranich and Rachel Michelle Combs.She...
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Carol Ann Thorpe

September 27, 1936 - January 16, 2016

Carol Thorpe passed into God's hands on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Carol was born on September 27, 1936 in Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to father, Col. Frank Stepczyk, and mother, Mary Adelaide Kneeland Stepczyk. As the child of a career military officer, Carol grew up all over the world living in, among other places, El Paso, TX, Bethesda, MD, Bremerhoffen,...
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James Paul or Buddy Maddox

November 17, 1930 - January 8, 2016

James "Jim" "Buddy" Maddox, 85, was called to his heavenly mansion on Friday, January 8, 2016. He was born on November 17, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri to his loving parents, James "Jim" Maddox and B. Marie "Hibner" Maddox. He grew up in a Christian home with much love and great cooking. His mother and Aunt Elma Cleland were known for their hospitality and culinary skills. This...
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Netta M. Oglesby

April 20, 1918 - January 8, 2016

Netta Oglesby was born April 20, 1918 in Pollok, Texas and passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016 in Houston, Texas.Netta was an excellent seamstress and quilter. She was also a longtime member of First Baptist Church Spring Branch.Netta's husband of 66 years, Ray, passed away in February 2003. Survivors include daughter Raycene Hilsher and husband Robert, son D.L. Oglesby and wife Gail, four...
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Luis Alfredo Borrero

April 6, 1923 - January 6, 2016

All arrangements were entrusted to Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas.If you have any questions or should need assistance, please call the funeral home at (713) 465-2525.
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Virginia Mae Davis

July 23, 1922 - January 3, 2016

Virginia Mae Kuhlman Davis went to be with the Lord on January 3, 2016. She was born in the Braes Bayou area of Houston, Texas on July 23, 1922, to John Theodore Kuhlman and Vera Mae Williams. She was raised in Houston, lived in the Spring Branch area most of her life, and was very active in the community. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents John Theodore Kuhlman and Vera Mae Carter;...
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Martha Elizabeth Bowman

January 22, 1923 - January 3, 2016

Martha Elizabeth "Beth" Bowman, 92, passed away on January 3, 2016. Beth was the first woman crane operator for Sheffield Steel during the war effort and she holds the State High School Tennis Doubles Champion title, 1940. Beth and R.G. started Bowman Tile Supply in Spring Branch, 1949.Preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, R.G. Bowman. Beth was a loving mother,...
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Nelly Oppenheim

May 28, 1929 - January 3, 2016

Nell Oppenheim peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2016 at her home in Houston, Texas. She was born in Indonesia on May 28, 1929.Nell is survived by her three boys, Duncan, Roger and Allan a/k/a Alduro; significant other, Jay Harriss; one daughter-in-law; seven grandchildren; two sisters and several nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Holland.Nell is a survivor of a Japanese prison...
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Chester Joseph Berger

May 2, 1953 - January 1, 2016

Chester Joseph "Buster" Berger, 62, born May 2, 1953 in Houston, Texas passed away on January 1, 2016 in Houston, Texas.Chester formerly worked as a machinist in the oil and gas industry.Buster was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Joan Berger and brother, Michael Berger. Survived by his son and daughter-in-law Joseph Wayne "Joe" Berger and Cyndi, of Austin, TX;...
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Dorothy Louise Innerarity

September 1, 1921 - December 31, 2015

Dorothy Louise Tipping Innerarity, 94, passed away on December 31, 2015.Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Innerarity, Jr., her brother Thomas Tipping and her sister Pansy Wilson. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Mikal and JoAnn Innerarity, and her granddaughter Jeanell Innerarity.Family and friends shared memories and honored Dorothy's life at a gathering...
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Helen Lucille Mifflin

October 1, 1932 - December 27, 2015

Helen Lucille (Heiple) Mifflin was born DuQuoin, Illinois on Saturday, October 1, 1932, to parents Loren B. and Syble Joy (Kirkpatrick) Heiple. She passed away in Houston, Texas on Sunday, December 27, 2015.Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Laurence I. Mifflin in 2005. She is survived by her son, Glenn Mifflin of Norfolk, Virginia and son, Harry Mifflin II and his wife Gloria of...
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John Roger Heumann

August 28, 1924 - December 22, 2015

John Roger Heumann, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at age 91. He is survived by his eldest son, John Mark Heumann; sister Ann Heumann Prunty of Houston, Texas; granddaughter Kara N. Heumann of Austin, Texas; and daughter-in-law Jan L. Heumann of Cedar Park, Texas. He was interred at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston, Texas, next to his wife, Patricia...
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