Our Obituaries

Donald H. Martin

October 29, 1935 - January 27, 2018

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Betty Calvert Blanchette

August 16, 1928 - January 26, 2018

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Jaime Cruz Torres

April 18, 1978 - January 25, 2018

Jaime Cruz Torres, 39, passed away January 25, 2018, surrounded by loved ones in Houston, Texas. He was born April 18, 1978 to parents, Carlos Torres and Rebecca Tober Lopez in Houston, Texas. Jaime was most recognized for his playful and compassionate spirit. He would not just bring light into a room; he would bring a positive ray of light to every person in that room. He was a God fearing...
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Louise C. Proske

August 26, 1921 - January 22, 2018

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Louise Clara Bamsch Zoch Proske was called home by our heavenly Father on January 22, 2018. Louise had many family members waiting for her to join them - her parents Henry and Ernestine Bamsch, first husband Theodore Zoch, second husband David C. Proske, daughter-in-law Karen, sisters Elsie, Dorine and Hermine, brothers Gustav, Walter, and...
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Jean Karolyn Simms

April 21, 1932 - January 21, 2018

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Hattie Belle Pugh

August 9, 1918 - January 20, 2018

Hattie Belle Pugh passed away Saturday, January 20, at age 99. Hattie Belle was born in Marquez, Texas on August 9, 1918 to Levi and Viola Grimes. She was the youngest of 3 sisters and 6 brothers. Following graduation from Marquez High in 1936, she attended Texas State College for Women in Denton for one year. She met and married Billie R. Pugh from Corsicana, Texas in 1938 and moved to...
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Eva May Doty-Gruidel

October 11, 1943 - January 19, 2018

Eva May Doty-Gruidel, age 74, of Houston, Texas passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. She was born October 11, 1943 in Houston, Texas. Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Nellie Lopez; brothers, Johnny Lopez, and Edward Lopez. She is survived by her husband, John Gruidel; daughters, Yvette O'Neil and husband Andrew, and Kimberly Menefee and husband Timothy; sisters, Mickey...
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Cleve P. Batson

September 9, 1932 - January 14, 2018

Cleve P. Batson, Jr. passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the age of 85.Cleve was born the only child of Cleve P. Sr. and Lucy Marie (Gustine) Batsonon September 9, 1932 in Normangee, Texas. His father was a farmer and a Justice ofthe Peace, while his mother worked for a farm implement dealer in Normangee. As achild, Cleve enjoyed riding his horse Dolly bareback. As a teenager at NormangeeHigh...
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Marie Elizabeth Ellis

November 4, 1931 - January 13, 2018

Marie Elizabeth Ellis, 86, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018. She was born November 4, 1931 in Pennington, TX to parents, Josie & Edgar Simpson.Marie is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Fred Ellis, Sr. She is survived by her children, Fred Ellis, Jr. & wife Pam, and Elizabeth Ellis Pennington; sister, Sandra Kosiba; grandchildren, Jennifer Marie Cabrera husband Ernesto, Rick...
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Nancy Elizabeth Davidson

February 18, 1922 - January 12, 2018

In loving memory of Nancy "Elizabeth" Davidson, who was born February 18, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana and went to be with the Lord January 12, 2018. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Colonel Earl J. Davidson (USAF ret.); her loving and loved parents, Mr and Mrs H.W. Beeland; her sister and brother-in-law, Mr and Mrs C.W. Guy, and son-in-law, David N. Koinm. She is...
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Jeraine Wynton Reat

September 1, 1929 - January 11, 2018

Jeraine Wynton Reat, age 88, passed away at her home in Houston on Thursday January 11, 2018 after a long illness. She was born in Dallas on September 1, 1929 to Dale and John Ferguson. Jeraine was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, aunt, cousin, teacher, artist, and friend. As a child, Jeraine studied at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts under full scholarship. After graduating from Reagan...
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Dale Allen Van Ness

November 21, 1940 - January 9, 2018

Dale Allen Van Ness, Sr. was born November 21, 1940 and passed away January 9, 2018. "To be absent from the body is to be present to the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5:8. He was born in Houston, TX, grew up in Galveston and graduated from Ball High. After high school he joined the Army and served 11 years in Heavy Artillery, did 3 tours in Vietnam and achieved 1st Sgt. before being Honorably Discharged....
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Amanda Sue Markevich

July 8, 1993 - January 5, 2018

Amanda Sue Markevich, 24, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. She was born in Houston, Texas on July 8, 1993 to Frank and Tina Markevich. She graduated from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas. Specializing in the study of Baking and Pastry Arts with Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado. Amanda was creative, compassionate and kind. She was...
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Carolyn Ann Stevens

June 7, 1938 - January 5, 2018

Carolyn Ann Stevens, age 79, of Houston, TX passed away on Friday January 5, 2018. Carolyn was born June 7, 1938 in Birmingham, Alabama to Lillian Bell Mouer Cummings and Roy William Mouer, Jr. Mrs. Stevens, a graduate from Reagan High School, enjoyed living around the world with her family in such places as Turkey, Guatemala, Uruguay and Venezuela. Carolyn was preceded in death by her brother...
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Jeffrey Patrick Lyon

March 30, 1967 - January 4, 2018

Jeffrey Patrick Lyon, 50, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018. Jeffrey was born March 30, 1967 in Houston, Texas. He is preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Lyon, and his sister, Elisa Louise Lyon. He is survived by his father, Donald Lyon and niece Jennifer Lyon. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 2 PM at the Heights Funeral Home.
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Conrado Salazar Martinez

January 7, 1928 - December 30, 2017

Conrado S. Martinez, 89 passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017. He was born January 7, 1928 in La Costa, TX to parents, Alvino & Concha Martinez.Conrado is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Marguerite "Molly" Martinez; sisters, Encarnation Rodriguez, Emilia Gomez, Andrea Cortez, and Salome Cortez; brother, Joe Martinez. He is survived by his son, Steven W. Martinez (Tracey); adopted...
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Horace William Elsberry

July 8, 1932 - December 29, 2017

Horace William "Bill" Elsberry, 85, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017.He is survived by his children, Carolyn Peterson Phillips (Gregory Phillips), Kathleen Elsberry, Horace Elsberry, Jr., and Ronald Elsberry. The children wish to recognize and thank Houston Hospice and Home Sweet Home for the kindness and care given their father during these past months.A Memorial Gathering will be held...
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Jeffrey Jackson Bell

March 4, 1941 - December 28, 2017

Jeffrey Jackson Bell of Houston, TX passed away from respiratory failure on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at The Methodist Hospital. He was born in Ogden, Utah on March 4, 1941 to Erma and Jackson H. Bell.His family moved to Aurora, CO when Jeff was a senior in high school and he attended Colorado School of Mines from 1959 to 1964 majoring in Metallurgical Engineering. He served in the US Army...
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Carol Ann McKnight

October 13, 1948 - December 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Dixon Stephen Gilbreath

November 4, 1939 - December 27, 2017

Dixon Gilbreath went peacefully to be with the Lord on December 27th at the age of 78. Dixon was born in Weimar, Texas to Leona Kasper and Marvin Gilbreath. He was the eldest of five children.While at Weimar HS he was active in football, baseball, and track. He went on to attend Rice University on a track scholarship. Dixon graduated in 1963 from Baker College with a Business Degree. He was...
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Gan Fong Lam

July 16, 1948 - December 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of "Ginny", age 69. She passed away peacefully at Memorial Hermann Hospital on December 20, 2017. Born in Yonkers New York, she was a daughter of Oy Gum Chin and the late Quong Sing Chin. Ginny is survived by her mother and her husband of 38 years, Nam; brother, Roger (Mary), NYC; sisters, Evelyn (Winston), Charlotte, NC, Susan (Ming), Jackson...
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Gaynelle Pierce

June 15, 1941 - December 20, 2017

Gaynelle Pierce, of Houston, Texas, passed away early Wednesday morning, December 20th. Gaynelle was born in 1941 in Dallas, but grew up in Houston, where she attended Reagan High School where she met her husband Charlie and best friends for life, Pat and Buddy Aden. The foursome regularly traveled and shared their lives together for over 60 years. Gaynelle was one of the early career women,...
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Minnie Lee Floeck

January 19, 1932 - December 15, 2017

Minnie Lee AKA "the Pillow Lady" was a loving mother, and wife, an accomplished seamstress and a devoted member of her church. She was a native Houstonian and was raised in the Heights. Lee graduated from John H. Reagan High School in 1950. She retired from working in Pasadena ISD after 38 years as a teacher and an attendance clerk. She attended Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She was a member of...
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Elaine Gloria Thomas

May 11, 1917 - December 11, 2017

Elaine Gloria Hardin Thomas passed away on December 11, 2017. Elaine was born on May 11, 1917 to Rose Christian Hardin and Robert Augustus Hardin in Port Arthur, Texas. The family soon moved to Houston where her mother Rose grew up, on property in the Heights that was still owned by Elaine at the time of her passing.Elaine graduated from John H. Reagan High School in 1935, then attended...
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John Paul Thom

December 6, 1953 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Elma Victoria Hoffman

November 17, 1923 - December 7, 2017

Elma Hoffman, age 94, passed away Thursday afternoon December 7, 2017. She was bornon November 17, 1923 to parents Emil and Clara Bode Mueller in Hufsmith, Texas. Elma married Raymond Hoffman in 1950 and gave birth to one daughter, Bonnie, in 1953. Elma is preceded in death by her husband Raymond, seven sisters, and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter and husband, Bonnie and...
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Francis F. Plata

October 4, 1928 - December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Carl Echols

July 21, 1927 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Carl Echols

July 21, 1927 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Virginia Z. Trujillo

May 31, 1930 - November 27, 2017

Virginia Zepeda Trujillo was born on May 31, 1930 in Pasadena, Texas. She passed away on November 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy and her daughter, Cynthia and her siblings Zoraida Diaz, Salomon Zepeda, Albert Zepeda, Gustavo Zepeda, Gabriel Zepeda, Doris Oralia Betancourt, Millie Lawson, Amparo De Luna and Maria Ysabel Zepeda. She is survived by her brother, Richard...
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Rose Anne Josephine Perez

May 17, 1923 - November 25, 2017

Rose Anne Perez went to be with her Lord and Savior November 25, 2017. She is survived by her Daughters, Ruth Eckman and Son-in-Law Christian Eckman, Becky Shuttlesworth and Son-in-Law Steve Shuttlesworth. Grandchildren; Alisa Kay Voss, Mathew Pipkin and his wife Kristina. Great Grandchildren, Megan, Austin, Hunter, Taylor, and Samantha. Sister Dorothy Long and Sister-in-Law Gladys Whittern....
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Rose Marie Vento

July 7, 1928 - November 25, 2017

Rose Marie Vento, 89, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 25th, 2017, at her home in Houston, TX. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Charles Vento. Rose is survived by her four children, Charles Vento and wife Randa, John Vento, Anthony Vento, Annette Hubble and husband Robert; her eight grandchildren, Anne Collins and husband Steve, Ashley Hughes and husband Bryan, Courtney Scott...
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Ruby L. Baxter

August 15, 1921 - November 23, 2017

Ruby was born in Kinder, Louisiana, to Rose and William Austin Sr. on August 15, 1921. She was the eighth of nine children. Ruby was legally blind. She completed the second grade but could not finish the third grade due to her inability to see the chalkboard. One night she went to a dance and met a shy gentleman named Joe Baxter. On December 21, 1949, she married Joe, the love of her life. They...
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Michael Lynn Grawl

December 4, 1953 - November 20, 2017

Loving husband, beloved father, cherished friend, and loyal union brother Michael Lynn Grawl, 63 years old, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2017 at 4:15am, surrounded by his family. Michael was a lifelong Houstonian, born to Hilda Mae Hagerty Grawl and Leroy Grawl on December 4, 1953. He graduated from Milby High School, class of 1972. He married Deidre Grohgan on May 22, 1982 at St....
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Clara Janice Mann

August 19, 1923 - November 19, 2017

Clara Janice Mann, 94, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. She was born August 19, 1923 in Neches, TX to parents, Clara Evelyn & Homer Wadsworth Jones.Clara is preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Mann, Sr.; and her parents. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Mann Warfield, and Sharon Ann Mann; grandchildren, Jennifer Larsen, and Daniel Warfield; niece, Evelyn Crowe, nephew,...
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Jesse G. Reyes

January 12, 1923 - November 13, 2017

Jesse G. Reyes, Sr., 94, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. A native Houstonian, he was born January 12, 1923 to parents, Anastacio & Maria Gonzales Reyes.Jesse was a veteran of the Army during WWII; Company C, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was a member of VFW post 581, past President of Holy Name Society, and member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2971. He was an...
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Richard C. Cade

February 5, 1947 - November 8, 2017

Born February 5, 1947, Richard Charles Cade III, formerly of Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully at his home in Spring, Texas at the age of 70, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Richard graduated from John H. Reagan High School in 1965, and entered the United States Navy in January 1966. He was a Vietnam Veteran attached to a fighter air wing aboard the aircraft carriers USS Hancock CVA-19 and...
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Robert Alexander Thompson

August 10, 1941 - November 8, 2017

Robert Alexander Thompson was born August 10, 1941 in Henderson,Texas to Thomas Franklin Thompson and Azalea Stuart Thompson. Robertpassed from this life on November 8, 2017. He was preceded in death byhis parents and younger brother, Thomas Stuart Thompson.When Robert and Tom were young children, the Thompsons moved toHouston and were raised there on Pineshade Lane. Both boys followed intheir...
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Stanley Gilbert Jones

December 23, 1948 - November 7, 2017

Stan Jones, 68, passed away November 7, 2017. He was born to Gilbert and Emma Lee Jones in Jacksonville, Florida. Being in a "Navy family, he lived in Pensacola, Chicago, and Hawaii as a child and eventually grew up in Pensacola. He attended and graduated from St. Stanislaus Catholic School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He came to Houston in the late "60's" and began a career as a programmer...
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Donald Waylon Vincent

December 15, 1978 - November 5, 2017

Donald Wayland Vincent, 38, of Houston, passed away at his home November 5, 2017 as a result of a sudden and unexpected heart attack. He was born December 15, 1978 in Houston, Texas. Donnie is survived by his children, Matthew Barrett Fitch-Vincent of Massillon, Ohio and Christian James Vincent of Houston; his father, B.J. Vincent of Houston; mother and stepfather, Mary Clauder Terral and...
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Carmen Galicia Escobedo

August 6, 1934 - November 5, 2017

Carmen Galicia Escobedo, age 83 Passed Away on Sunday November 5, 2017. Carmen was born August 6, 1934 in Mexico. Carmen is survived by; husband, Manuel Escobedo son Rickey Escobedo and his wife Lena; son Anthony Escobedo and his wife Diane; and son Jose Escobedo and his wife Esthela; grandson Richard Escobedo, grandson Joshua Escobedo, grandson Roman Escobedo, granddaughter Bianca Escobedo,...
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Melba Irene Bruce

May 25, 1925 - November 4, 2017

Melba Irene Bruce, 92, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017. She was born May 25, 1925 in Drumwright, OK to parents, Homer & Edna Legan.Melba moved to Texas with her family in 1949. She was an Executive Secretary with Exxon, and retired from there after 30 years of service. She was a long time member of the First Methodist Church Adelphi Class. Melba was active in many different community...
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James Darrell Reaves

October 8, 1940 - November 3, 2017

James Darrell Reaves (Jim) was born on October 8, 1940 to Earl and Annie Viola Reaves in Houston, TX and passed away on November 3, 2017. He is preceded in death by his love of more than 50 years, Alice Reaves, his father Earl Reaves and mother Annie Viola Reaves. Jim grew up in the Heights where he graduated from Reagan High School. He joined the US Navy where he served on the USS Volador. He...
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Barbara D. Harvey

November 19, 1938 - November 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Paula Villarreal Cabrera

November 19, 1933 - October 27, 2017

Paula Cabrera, 83, born November 19th,1933, to Joe and Clotilde Villarreal in Inez, Texas, passed away October 27th, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Cabrera is preceded in death by her beloved husband Roy Cabrera, father and mother Joe and Clotilde Villarreal, brothers and their spouses; Tomas and Eloise Villarreal, Joe and Elia Villarreal, and sisters and their spouses; Otila and Tony Burrciaga,...
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John Elmer Bishop

March 18, 1957 - October 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Robert Keith Belunek

February 15, 1956 - October 24, 2017

Robert Keith Belunek was born in Houston, Tx on February 15, 1956. He grew up in the Heights and loved to tell stories of his childhood. He worked on cars as a young kid and passed this skill down to his daughter Tammy. There were countless discussions with his daughter Vanessa about his love for the Lord, which was like no other. He was married to Deanie on October 1, 1974. Although they...
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John Paul Jalufka

July 24, 1959 - October 15, 2017

John Jalufka, 58, passed away on October 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Angeline Jalufka. He is survived by his sisters, Kathy Jalufka, and Judy Jalufka; brother, Julius Jalufka; uncles, Erwin Jalufka, and Frank Orsak; aunt, Clara Vondergoltz; numerous cousins.He worked in the grocery store business for 40 plus years, where he worked his way up from sacker to...
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Gloria Y. Vargas

April 28, 1947 - October 13, 2017

Gloria Y, Vargas, 70, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. She is preceded in death by her brothers; Daniel Ybarra and Richard Ybarra. She is survived by her son; Fernando Ybarra and his wife Rachel, sisters; Dolores Mendoza, Virginia Sanchez, Mary Alice Youngblood, Elizabeth Ortega and Alice Pena, brothers; Eugene Ybarra Jr., and Rodney Ybarra, grandchildren; Christina Contreras, Fernando...
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Doris A. Kohlman

July 13, 1922 - October 12, 2017

Doris Adelee Kohlman, born July 13, 1922 to Robert Lee and Effie Rush in Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully at home with her loved ones on October 12, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Doris was preceded in death by her sons; Roger Kohlman and Tommy Treybig, her sisters and parents. She is survived by her grandchildren who she dearly loved; Dana Coulter, Lauren Kohlman, Leigh Jones, John Kohlman...
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Daniel P. Fite

March 14, 1922 - October 11, 2017

Daniel Patrick Fite was born March 14, 1922 in Fort Worth Texas to James and Geraldine Fite. He was the youngest son of 11 children. He was married to his loving wife Edith Elizabeth Burnett, for 56 years. Dan was preceded in death by his wife and son Daniel Lee Fite, He is survived by a daughter, Kathleen, grandchildren; Lawson Fite, Anthony Fite and his wife Carmen, and Timothy Fite and his...
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Kenneth Lee Smiley

September 10, 1961 - October 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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George Thomas Diehl

November 30, 1928 - October 3, 2017

George Thomas Diehl, 88, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was born November 30, 1928 in Houston, TX to parents, George & Rebecca Diehl.George served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a lifelong Mason at Euthah Lodge in Kosse, TX. George attended First Baptist Church in Houston, TX. He retired from Southwestern Bell after 40 years of service.George...
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Rosaura Torres

August 14, 1924 - September 11, 2017

Rosaura "Rosie" G. Torres, 93, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. She is preceded in death by her sisters; Cuca Figueroa and Hope Diaz, brother, Gilbert Garcia and son-in-law, Manuel Ramos Jr. She is survived by her husband, Lorenzo Torres, children; Ruth Ramos, Tony Torres and his wife Nina, sisters; Julia Belinoski, Guadalupe Gonzales, grandchildren; Jason Torres, Jeremy Torres, Roman...
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Anthony Wade Bryan

August 3, 1970 - September 9, 2017

Anthony "Tony" Wade Bryan passed away Saturday September 9, 2017 in Baton Rouge, LA. He was born August 3, 1970 in Shreveport, LA to Charles Wade Bryan and Laura Jones Virgadamo. He attended Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, TX and graduated from Jersey Village High School in Houston, TX. He is proceeded in death by his father, Charles Wade Bryan of Berwick, LA , Maternal Grandmother,...
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Cecilia Mae Caspersen

August 19, 1938 - September 8, 2017

Cecilia Mae Gregory Caspersen, 79, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017.She is survived by her husband, Louis P. Caspersen; daughters, Pauline Borski (Dennis Dougharty), and Elizabeth Caspersen.Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Polly Clare Longley

July 24, 1929 - September 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Neva Joyce Kolb

April 12, 1929 - September 3, 2017

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Vince Contello

July 16, 1937 - September 1, 2017

Vince Contello, son of Joe Contello and Katie Accurso, died peacefully on Friday, September 1st at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, Katherine and their children, Steve Contello(Rosa), Lisa Cox(Dell), Robert Contello(Tori) and Janet Contello. Vince was born near Millican, Texas(Brazos County) on July 16, 1937 . The family moved to the Houston Heights area when he was 11 years old. ...
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Jenny Sue Jenkins

March 2, 1944 - August 31, 2017

Jenny Sue McGee Jenkins, 73, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017. Sue, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend was born on March 2, 1944 in Houston, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Dorothy Schinnick McGee; brothers, Martin McGee and Wayne Claybourne; and infant son, Roger Matthew Jenkins. Sue is survived by her loving...
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Walter B. Herbrich

August 18, 1921 - August 31, 2017

Walter B. Herbrich, 96, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born August 18, 1921 to Paul and Emma (Zoch) Herbrich in Winchester, Texas, one of eight children. Walter was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Winchester. Walter retired from Texas Instruments where he was a tool designer. He loved to play the organ and was...
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Lula M. Mitchell

September 27, 1926 - August 26, 2017

Lula entered the gates of Heaven on August 26, 2017. No more sorrowNo more pain. She received her Angel wings and is now watching overAll of us from above.A longtime member of Spring Branch Presbyterian Church. She will beremembered as a faithful Bible study friend.Lu was born in Barto, MS. To Charles and Minerva Bullock. A sister to 3 brothers who have preceded her to heaven. Leaving one...
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Virgil Henry Barfield

July 1, 1935 - August 23, 2017

Virgil Henry "Pistol" Barfield, 82, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017. He was born to Archie & Ermine Lewis Barfield on July 1, 1935 in Houston, Texas. Vigil was very proud of his Houston Heights heritage! He attended John Reagan High School, South Texas Junior College, Stanford University, and the University of Houston. Virgil began his working career at the Schlumberger Company, and...
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Ela Gladys Greenwood

December 9, 1922 - August 23, 2017

Ela Gladys Cobbs Greenwood went to be with her Savior on Wednesday, September 23, 2017. Gladys was born on December 9, 1922 to Henry Thomas and Eunice Sistrunk Cobbs. She married Rubyl Francis Greenwood on November 3, 1945, in Houston, Texas where she resided until her death. She served in the Army Air Force from September, 1944 until November, 1945. Gladys loved fishing, sewing and was a...
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Elsie Bernice Noski

October 28, 1929 - August 19, 2017

Elsie "Bernice" Noski, 87, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017. Bernice, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, niece and cousin, was born October 28, 1929 in Waller, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband, David Noski. She is survived by daughters; Pam Lawrence and her husband Mike, Tricia Triola and her husband Don, son, Douglas Noski, grandchildren; Matt Lawrence,...
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Rose Marie Guilmette

October 10, 1942 - August 11, 2017

Rose Marie Guilmette passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2017. During her final days, she was surrounded by friends and family.Rose is survived by her children, Edward Davis (Susan), Bryan Davis, and Monique Davis (Drake Roberts); granddaughters, Sloane Davis, and Fiona Davis; sister, Ann Guilmette (Jean-Pierre Guimont).Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Heights...
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Katherine Lee Allen

September 11, 1941 - August 10, 2017

Katherine Lee Barnes Allen peacefully departed this life August 10, 2017. She was quickly adopted and brought to Houston after her birth in San Antonio September 11, 1941. A West End native, Kathy at-tended Reagan High School where she was happy her English teacher allowed her to graduate with a failing grade after she promised she would use her cosmetology license and never attend college. ...
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Mary Sanford

May 9, 1937 - August 2, 2017

Mary Sanford, 80 years young, born on May 9, 1937, returned to her heavenly home on August 2, 2017, after she fought a good battle. Her devotion to her family and her faith in God supported her through this struggle and ultimately gave her peace.Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She was blessed with a loving family. She leaves behind her daughter Sylvia...
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Frank Morales

November 24, 1919 - August 2, 2017

Frank attended Concordia Austin when it was a high school and proceeded to Concordia Teachers College in Seward Nebraska. His college years were interrupted to serve 3 years with the US Army in the Pacific during WWII. After an honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant he returned to Concordia Seward. Upon graduation in 1949 he began teaching grade school at St Peter Lutheran on Houston Ave at...
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Ted A. Mosshart

July 27, 1928 - July 31, 2017

Theodore Allen Mosshart, 89, born in Houston, Texas at St. Joseph Hospital on July 27, 1928. Mr. Mosshart graduated from John Reagan High School in the Heights in May 1945 at the age of 16, and from Sam Houston Teachers College with a BBA degree in May 1948 in 3 years at the age of 19. He was an active member of Westbury United Methodist Church. In May 1948, he was employed by Burroughs...
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Raymond Douglas Chandler

May 25, 1967 - July 31, 2017

Raymond Douglas Chandler, 50, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. He was born May 25, 1967 in Houston, TX to parents, Janis June & Raymond Denson Chandler.Raymond is survived by his son, Raymond Devin Chandler; mother, Janis O'Donnell; father, Raymond Denson Chandler, and sister, Kelly Chandler.A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11 AM in the chapel of Heights...
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Gary Michael Bolt

June 20, 1952 - July 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Sam Giambelluca

January 26, 1923 - July 26, 2017

Sam Giambelluca passed away at a rest home in Arizona on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the age of 94. He was born in Bryan, Texas. As a young child, he moved to Stafford, Texas with his family. He spent most of his adult life in Houston, Texas where he worked as a butcher in a grocery store. Later, he worked and retired from the courthouse in Houston. He enjoyed taking is wife dancing. Also...
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Mildred Elizabeth Douglass

December 18, 1916 - July 25, 2017

Mildred Elizabeth Douglass, 100, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017. She was born December 18, 1916 in Houston, TX to parents, Luke & Ada Ray Cash.Mildred is preceded in death by her husband, John T. Douglass; grandson, Craig; and both parents. She is survived by her daughter, Alberta Giles; sons, Jerry Stewart (Bobbie), and David Stewart (Marilyn); grandchildren, Dennis, Michelle, Stephen,...
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Phyllis C. Garza

May 15, 1938 - July 23, 2017

Phyllis C. Garza, 79, of Houston, Texas passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. Mrs. Garza was born May 15, 1938 in Eagle Lake, Texas. She retired from Duke Energy after serving over 10 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Garza, Sr. and son, Bernard Garza. She is survived by her daughter; Melinda Del Rio and her husband Manuel, Jr., sons; Antonio Garza, Jr., Thomas Garza and...
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Lillie Faye Kanavel Mullins

August 16, 1917 - July 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Clarence Oscar Dube, M.D.

November 22, 1922 - July 17, 2017

Clarence Oscar Dube, M.D. passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the age of 94. He is survived by his son Mark Dube and wife Lesa, son Jason Dube and wife Terri, Grandchildren: Matthew Bohot, Kyle White, Spencer White, Randle Browning and husband Ted, Dakota Dube and fiancé Jessica, Mark Dube, Jr. and fiancé Kendall, Madison Dube, Adam Dube, Joshua Dube, Emily Dube,...
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Olivia Cavazos Vitela

August 20, 1941 - July 14, 2017

Olivia Cavazos Vitela, 75, passed away on Friday July 14, 2017. Olivia was born August 20, 1941 in Houston, TX to parents, Primo & Guillermina Cavazos.Olivia is survived by; daughter Terri Littlepage; son-in-law Nathan Littlepage; son John Edward Vitela; son Joseph Edward Vitela; and daughter-in-law Kristina Vitela; sister Mary Jane Rogers; granddaughter Jade Vitela and husband David Lopez,...
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Luis Joseph Romero

August 25, 1947 - July 11, 2017

Luis Joseph Romero passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the age of 69. He was born August 25, 1947 in Edinberg, TX to Eulalia Tamez Garza. He was also loved by his stepfather, Julian Garza. He was preceded in death by both his mother and his stepfather. Luis is survived by his daughters Stephanie Romero and Shelley Romero Rinehart & husband Kevin; grandchildren Nicholas Romero, Brenna...
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Armando Isidro De Luna

June 15, 1935 - July 9, 2017

Armando Isidro De Luna, 82, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017. He was born June 15, 1935 in Lampazos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to parents, Manuel & Tomasita De Luna.Armando is survived by his wife, Maria Esthela De Luna; children, Armando De Luna (Anna), Blanca Correa (Daniel), and Luis De Luna; grandchildren, Anthony De Luna, Andrew De Luna, Darío Correa, Ashton De Luna, and Brianna Elyse...
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Mildred K. Gillespie

March 30, 1920 - June 28, 2017

Mildred Kathrine Gillespie, 97, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2016, in Midway, Texas. Mrs. Gillespie was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Gillespie and son, Donald Walton. She is survived by her daughter, Jacque Abercia and her husband Jack, Daughter-in-law, Kay Walton and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be...
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Anne Luigi Rossi

August 16, 1939 - June 22, 2017

Anne Luigi Rossi, 77, of Houston, Texas, passed away suddenly at home on June 22, 2017. She was born on August 16, 1939 in Houston, Texas to Eugene and Wilma Luigi. Anne founded a successful communications firm, which sold one of the first cellular phones ever in Houston, a business ultimately sold to Sprint. She then began a second career in law enforcement, subsequently becoming a Homicide...
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Edith Lorraine Lasher

November 25, 1922 - June 21, 2017

Edith L. Lasher, 94, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Lasher and her daughter, Joan Albert. She is survived by her daughters; Kay Lynn Moran and Marilynn King, 6 Grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, June 26, 2017, 10AM at Heights Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery....
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Gladys Marie Naski Stulken

December 15, 1931 - June 16, 2017

Gladys Marie Naski Stulken, age 85, devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went to her eternal home on June 16, 2017.Momma was preceded by her son, Larry Jake; husbands, Mike Naski, and Gene Stulken; mother, Elsie Lewis; and sister, Barbara Robertson. Momma's devoted family include her sister, Bernice Naski and brother-in-law, Tom Robertson; children, Sherry and Warren Lee Smith,...
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Jos Matilde Oxi

March 13, 1938 - June 9, 2017

José Matilde Oxi fue a casa de nuestro Señor el 09 de junio de 2017. Nació el 13 de marzo de 1938 en San José Poaquil, Guatemala a los padres Leon Oxi y Isabel Cali. José creció en y alrededor de la ciudad de Guatemala. Antes de salir de Guatemala, José sirvió en las Fuerzas Armadas Guatemaltecas. Le encantaba boxear y vestirse afilado. José llegó...
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Georgia Lee Eldridge

June 10, 1924 - June 9, 2017

Georgia Eldridge went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 9, 2017. Georgia was born June 10, 1924, to Burr and Julia Sparkman in Bonham, Texas. She married Loyd Eldridge, also of Bonham, Texas, on October 23, 1940, and soon made Houston, Texas, their new home. Georgia was an extremely talented seamstress who successfully owned and operated Eldridge Interiors for over 40 years. She was an...
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Robert E. Jones

September 23, 1941 - June 9, 2017

Robert E. Jones, Jr. 75, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. He is preceded in death by his late wife Gene Ann Jones. Robert is survived by his wife Suzann Jones, sons; Timothy David Jones and Daniel Buchanan Jones, sisters; Pamela Adams and Patricia Ann Jones, brother, David Richard Jones and grandchildren; Shelbi Gene Jones, Kayla Marie Jones, Mitchell David Jones and Kendall Grace Jones. The...
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Diane Diane Konieczny

January 23, 1960 - June 6, 2017

Diane Konieczny, 57, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Diane was born January 23, 1960 in Houston, Texas. She was a loving wife of nearly twenty nine years and a perfect mother to her two boys. She retired after thirty years of teaching many grade levels for the Aldine School District, but she would tell you that five years of retirement served her better. She met many great people over her...
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Gloria Ernestine Reyes

November 10, 1946 - May 24, 2017

Gloria Ernestine Reyes, 70, went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2017. She was born November 10, 1946 in Crystal City, TX to parents, Charles Sr. & Diamatina DeLaRosa.Gloria is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Pedro G. Reyes; and her parents. She is survived by her daughters, Christine Reyes, and Michele Hebert & husband Troy; her beloved grandchildren, Holden Hebert,...
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Stanley Taylor

October 21, 1954 - May 24, 2017

Stanley Ray Taylor, 62, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was born October 21, 1954 in New Orleans, La to parents, Arnold Ray & Veatrice Taylor.Stanley is survived by his wife, Phyllis Taylor; daughters, Michelle Kyleen Miller (Thomas), and Kimberly Rhea Taylor; grandchildren, Kaytilynn Brookfield, and Jessica Jaeger; brother, Thomas Craig Taylor (Diane); nephew & niece, Brian...
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Russell Wesley Clark

November 3, 1949 - May 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Erlene Gomez

August 26, 1925 - May 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Edward Joseph Hajek

August 20, 1956 - May 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Walter Louis Magee

December 8, 1928 - May 11, 2017

Walter Louis Magee Jr., 88, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 11, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Frances Loraine Magee, and his son, Gerald Louis Magee. He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Hoffmeister, grandchildren; LCDR Christopher Wayne Hoffmeister (Dorion Amanda), and Amy Nicole Gilmore, and great grandchildren; Jonah Watson Hoffmeister and Colin Lee...
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Clifford L. Hill

April 19, 1929 - May 9, 2017

Clifford Lee Hill, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Houston, Texas. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Marie Hill, daughters; Cynthia Cantrell and Linda Gaines. He is survived by his sons; Clifford E. Hill and Dale R. Hill and his wife Linda, grandchildren; Valerie Flannigan, Jason Hill, Stacy Sanders, Theresa Nix, James Gaines and Abby Cantrell, 3 sisters and several great...
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Roberta E. Carberry

June 5, 1916 - April 29, 2017

Roberta Eugenia Carberry was born over 100 years ago, on June 5th, 1916, as Roberta Miller - to Robert Eugene Miller and Josephine Miller. Many of her family and friends knew her fondly as "Birdie". Roberta grew up in the house built by her father, Robert's, own two hands - it (and she) were first located in South Houston near Telephone Road. The family had the house later moved to...
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Richard Haynes

April 3, 1927 - April 28, 2017

Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, 90, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, peacefully in Trinity, Texas. Mr. Haynes was born April 3, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas. He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Naomi Younger Haynes, daughter, Trayce Alexander and great grandson, Chase Reginald Haynes. He is survived by his sons, Reginald "Slade" Haynes and his wife Lisa, and Jason "Blake" Haynes and...
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Ruth Lillian Trojan

January 31, 1918 - April 27, 2017

Ruth Lillian Trojan, 99, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Otis Trojan, son, Robert Trojan and grandson, James Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Evans, grandchildren; Janet Rouse, and Lisa Campbell, great grandchildren; Dana Rouse, James Smith, Jamie Smith, Lauren Campbell and Caelin Campbell. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May...
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Mary Ellen Gorney

May 10, 1933 - April 23, 2017

Mary Ellen Gorney, 83 passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Tomball, Texas. She was devoted to caring for others. Her special passion was taking care of anyone in need, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In the Day, Mrs. Gorney was active with the Home Demonstration Club and she often volunteered with school projects. She will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by...
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Barthel Julian Anthony Truxillo

May 17, 1942 - April 19, 2017

Barthel "Bart" Julian Anthony Truxillo passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Bart is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Joseph Truxillo, Sr. and Vivian Marie Barthelemy Truxillo; his brother, Clarence Joseph Truxillo, Jr. and wife Audrey Ann Brown Truxillo; beloved friend, Michael Kevin Brown; and sister-in-law, Patricia Diane Busse Truxillo. Bart is survived by his...
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