Our Obituaries

Linda Camps

April 24, 1947 - January 27, 2018


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Ronda Ruth Mote

April 13, 1937 - January 26, 2018


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Elaine K. Andrews

January 24, 1932 - January 26, 2018

Elaine K. Andrews, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family in Katy, Texas, Friday, January 26th, 2018. Elaine was two days past her 86th birthday. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Catherine Burda, her brothers Gene, Earl and Frank and her sister Rita, all in Michigan, and loving husband Lynn Roy...
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David Edward Hendrix

October 25, 1952 - January 25, 2018

David E. Hendrix, 65, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 25, 2018, with his wife by his side. David was born on October 25, 1952, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to David Rule Hendrix and Vera Evelyn Branan, and attended Bradshaw High School, in Florence, Alabama. He graduated with honors from the University of Alabama with a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Academic...
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Gloria R. Askew

May 4, 1932 - January 24, 2018


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Robert Charles Thomas

August 29, 1932 - January 24, 2018


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Hannah Rae Calaway

April 17, 2009 - January 22, 2018


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Emmett D. Fancher

October 4, 1935 - January 21, 2018

Emmett D. Fancher, born on October 4, 1935 in Ackerman, Mississippi, went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 21, 2018.Emmett and his wife, Faye, moved to Houston, Texas after graduating from Mississippi College in 1957, where Emmett began his career in public accounting. After working for Ernst & Young from January 1957 until September 1959, he returned to graduate school at the...
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George F. Morrison

April 6, 1936 - January 21, 2018

George F. Morrison, 81, of Houston passed away on January 21, 2018.George is survived by his wife Betty Morrison, his son Gregg Morrison, daughter Susan Morrison Smith, and step children De'Ette Spence and Darryl Vallot. He was the loving grandfather of 9. George is further survived by his brother Thomas Morrison and sister Edith Buchanan.A Funeral service will take place on Friday, January 26,...
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Mary Rebecca Wolfe

June 8, 1924 - January 19, 2018

Mary Rebecca Wolfe was 93 and with her family at her home when she passed away on January 19, 2018 in Austin, Texas. She was born in Hart County, Georgia on June 8, 1924 and was the daughter of Sarah Rosalee Thomas and Joe Willie Wood. She had two older brothers, Ernest Wood and Ural Wood, a younger sister, Elizabeth Herndon, and a younger brother, Jesse Jimmie Wood. She married Oscar Andrew...
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Margaret Stultz

January 6, 1940 - January 18, 2018

Margaret DeShazo Stultz, age 78, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. She was born on January 6, 1940 in West Plains to Henry DeShazo and Margaret Donahue DeShazo. She was a 1957 graduate of West Plains High School and continued her studies at SMS in Springfield and the University of Houston. Margaret married Larry Stultz on March 30, 1958.and they raised two children...
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Theodore Lee Bartlett

January 17, 1949 - January 18, 2018

Theodore Lee Bartlett, born on January 17, 1949 in Denver, Colorado, passed awayon January 18, 2018 at the age of 69 years. After graduating from Stephen F. Austin in 1974,Ted worked as a forester until his death. Ted is survived by his mother, Marie Bartlett, wifeRachelle Bartlett, son, Patrick Casey Bartlett and brother, Thomas Lee Bartlett.Services have been entrusted to Memorial Oaks Funeral...
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William Michael Roberts

February 6, 1963 - January 18, 2018

William Michael Roberts, 54, devoted husband and father passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 18th. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Judy Nanowsky Roberts, and their three children Michael, Matthew and Nicole, who were his pride and joy.He is also survived by his mother, Judith Wesbrook, step-father Clifford Wesbrook, sisters Deborah Miley and Diana Shows, step-brother Donald...
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Helen Gee

November 14, 1937 - January 16, 2018

Helen (So Kam) Gee passed away on January 16, 2018 at the age of 80. She was born in China to Hok Sau Ng and Hoa Hung Yan-Ng on November 14, 1937. In 1962 she married Shelton Gee and immigrated to the United States where she settled in Houston.Helen is survived by her husband of 55 years, Shelton; daughter Sharon and her husband Julian Edwards; son Andy and his wife Cindy; grandchildren Natalie,...
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James Akin McAlister

November 15, 1936 - January 16, 2018

Jim was lovingly and joyously welcomed into Heaven on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.Jim was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1936. His family moved to Shreveport, LA where Jim grew up and went to school. He later attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a Kappa Alpha and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Engineering. After completing his Bachelor degree, Jim moved to Houston...
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Euel D. Vines

May 21, 1920 - January 16, 2018

Euel D Vines, Sr. was born on May 21, 1920 in Toadvine, Jefferson County, AL to Henry Jackson Vines and Ethel Nancy Glaze Vines, the eleventh of thirteen children. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the US Army ROTC while attending Jacksonville State Teacher's College. He was called to active duty in December 1941 and deployed to the South Pacific Theater Command where he served in...
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Harry Charles Humphreys

December 21, 1932 - January 15, 2018

Harry Charles Humphreys, 85, of Buffalo, Texas joined God's heavenly choir on Monday, January 15, 2018. He was born on Wednesday, December 21, 1932 in Jewett, Texas to Alfred and Eddie Humphreys. He is reunited with his loving wife, Ella Merle Humphreys along with many family members and friends. Harry is survived by his sister, Dorothy Bottoms; daughter and son-in-law, Jannell & Israel...
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Jack Hodge Eaton

October 9, 1924 - January 15, 2018

Jack H. Eaton, Jr., 93, of Houston, Texas, passed away due to complications from pneumonia, Monday,January 15, 2018. Born in Forrest City, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Jack H. Eaton, Sr. and Mable Eaton.Mr. Eaton is survived by his wife Elmyra, daughter Elizabeth House and her husband Doug, and Steve Eaton and his wife Lori. Brother James Eaton. Grandchildren, Chad Muszynski, Mike...
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Anne Miriam Sager

December 1, 1935 - January 13, 2018

Anne Hill Sager (82) passed away in Houston on January 13, 2018. She was born on December 1, 1935 in Laramie, Wyoming to Ross Hill and Florence Anne (Williams) Hill.Anne's father, Ross, a newly graduated University of Wyoming engineer, got a commission with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the little family went off to Ft. Peck, MT to build the dam, Vicksburg, MS to build the levees, Dayton,...
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James Owen Ambrose

September 21, 1927 - January 12, 2018

James Owen Ambrose passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 12, 2018. He was 90 years old. James and his wife, Margery lived at Parkway Place in Houston, Texas, after leaving their home of 48 years at 14802 Oak Bend, due to the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.James was born on September 21, 1927 in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. His parents were Owen and Ottra (Greer) Ambrose, also from Tonkawa....
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Shirley Jacklyn Wagstaff

April 16, 1938 - January 11, 2018

Shirley Jacklyn Wagstaff, age 79, entered Heaven's Gates Thursday, January 11, 2018. Born April 15, 1938, in Fleetville, Pennsylvania, she was the only child of the late Lalia and Stanley Carpenter. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Paul. She was a loving mother of son Paul Jr.; Randee and wife Jonasu; and daughter Melody. Proud MeMaw of Candice, Ashley and husband...
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Maria Hermila Pena

June 5, 1942 - January 11, 2018

Maria Hermila Peña passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the age of 75, in Houston, TX, lovingly surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her loving son, Oscar Peña. She is survived by her husband Felipe de Jesus Peña, sons Mario Peña, Pedro Peña, and Alejandro Peña, daughters Martha Peña, Esmeralda Favela, Consuelo Peña -Silva, Zulma Trejos and Maria Hermila Peña. Also...
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Young Hwa Chun

October 20, 1926 - January 11, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Mike Gibson

December 21, 1935 - January 9, 2018

Dr. Mike Gibson, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, the 9th of January, in Houston, Texas. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5:8Mike was born in Freer, Texas, on December 21, 1935, in a Sun Oil Pipeline camp. The eldest son of Charles and Eloise Gibson, Mike graduated from Snyder High School and attended several colleges in Texas, including Texas...
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Dorothy Faye Kelley

June 26, 1924 - January 8, 2018

Dorothy Faye Kelley age 93, passed away January 8, 2018, in Katy Texas. In the last months she had many health issues that contributed to her passing, but she had lived a very long, healthy and happy life.Born June, 26, 1924, in Sugarland Texas, she graduated from Stephen F Austin High School in Houston Texas in 1941. Dorothy married Lt. Roy Kelley on August 26, 1943. She was married to Lt....
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Loretta Martha Lembcke

December 14, 1936 - January 8, 2018

Loretta S. Lembcke, age 81, entered into rest on January 8, 2018 in Cypress, Texas. She was born December 14, 1936 to the late Martha C. & Alfons Schmidt. She is survived by her son Jeff Lembcke and numerous extended family members and friends.Services will be private.
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Robert W. Walker

November 9, 1923 - January 8, 2018

Robert (Bob) Weston Walker "Sir Robert the Charming" cherished husband and father passed peacefully on January 8, 2018. He was handsome, charming, and the rock of the family. Bob was born to Abner Weston Walker and Margaret Maher on November 9, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. An only child, he spent his youth in Brooklyn and in 1942 joined the US Marine Corps. Although he was ready to serve...
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Fern W. Heefner

December 14, 1926 - January 7, 2018

Fern Wells Heefner, age 91 years and 24 days, was born on December 14, 1926 in Pickton, TX and departed this life from Tomball, TX to be with her Lord on January 7, 2018. She was a long time resident of Houston, TX where she was employed by Marathon Oil Company for 39 years.She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and was baptized at age 15 and was a member of Berean Baptist Church,...
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Jung Y. Kang

December 23, 1928 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Clyde LeRoy Johnson

December 7, 1931 - January 6, 2018

Clyde LeRoy Johnson, 86, of Houston, TX passed away on January 6, 2018.LeRoy was born December 7, 1931 in Ft. Worth, TX to Clyde Sylvester and Norene Johnson. The Johnson family moved to Houston when LeRoy was a child. He married Barbara McGlasson of Waco, TX on March 2, 1951. They had 2 children, Judith Anne and James Ray. He worked for Texaco for 41 years before retiring to care for his wife...
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Joseph Leroy Davis

September 18, 1938 - January 5, 2018

JOSEPH LEROY DAVIS, 79, went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2018,after a courageous and lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease. Joe was abeloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Growing up inNorth Texas, he graduated from Denton High School in 1956 and went on toreceive a degree in Marketing from North Texas State University. Joe worked inRetail Marketing for Mobil Oil...
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Kenneth Ralph Ahrens

April 23, 1924 - January 5, 2018

Kenneth Ralph Ahrens, 93 years young, known as Poppy to those who loved him the most, was called home to heaven on Friday, January 5th. He was preceded on his journey by his son, Jeffrey Scott Ahrens, and he leaves behind innumerable friends and family who will long remember his positive outlook and a one of a kind spirit, among them are his wife of 67 years, Lois Rita Ahrens; his daughter...
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J.E. Everett Threadgill

December 16, 1933 - January 4, 2018

J.E. "Buggs" Threadgill, 84, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at his home in Cypress, Texas. He was born in Houston, Texas on December 16, 1933 to Herman E. Threadgill and Delia Mae Rawls. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Wanda Threadgill; son, James Wayne Threadgill (Karen); daughters, Sandra Darlene Guasco (Alex) and Carol Threadgill; grandson, Jacob Sanders Guasco; sister,...
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Hank R. Gavens

September 20, 1924 - January 2, 2018

Hank Gavens, longtime and highly respected Houston Realtor, died January 2, 2018, surrounded by his family. Hank was a Navy veteran (WWII) and was a proud Mason, Shriner, and Optimist. Hank is survived by his wife of over 70 years, Donna, and his daughter, Kimberley. Optimist International Foundation 4494 Lindell BlvdSt Louis, MO 63108For: South End Optimist Club of Houston TXIn Memory of: ...
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Cheryl Ann Davault

October 2, 1956 - January 2, 2018

Cheryl Ann Davault, 61, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2018 surrounded by family and friends after a 9 month battle with Leukemia. Cheryl was born in Houston, Texas on October 2,1956 to Gilmont and Fay Lubojasky. Cheryl lived life to the fullest, always on the go, and loved time spent with family and friends. Her daughters were her pride and joy. She enjoyed coaching their sports teams in...
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Dorothy Catherine Beall

April 6, 1922 - January 2, 2018

DOROTHY CATHERINE IRISH BEALL, 95, died January 2, 2018 with family present. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Fielder J. Beall in 2003. They would have been married 75 years in May. Dorothy was born in Columbus, Georgia on April 6, 1922 to then Lt. and Mrs. Wynot Irish. Her father was a career Army Officer and Dorothy lived a wonderful life as an Army "Brat" at various forts...
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Sharon Cecile Sullivan

June 28, 1949 - January 2, 2018

Sharon "Shay" Cecile Sullivan, age 68 passed away on Tuesday January 2, 2018. Shay lead a valiant fight against breast cancer with grace, dignity and of coarse laughter. Sharon was born June 28, 1949 to Sharon Elaine Polk Easley and Cecil "Red" Edward Easley in Houston, Texas. She is proceeded in death by her parents and her loving husband of 42 years, James Michael Sullivan. She is survived...
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Harry Arthur Vest

December 25, 1928 - December 31, 2017

Harry A. Vest, age 89, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born in Pond Creek, Oklahoma on December 25, 1928 to Eleanor Bailey Vest and William T. Vest.He graduated from Oklahoma A&M College in 1951 with a BS in Geology and in 1957 received his MA in Geology/Petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.In 1960 he went to work...
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George Tschoepe

April 17, 1938 - December 29, 2017

George Tschoepe, Jr., 79, of Cypress, Texas ended his fight with pancreatic cancer at 9:55 pm on December 29, 2017 in The Woodlands, Texas.Born in New Braunfels, Texas on April 17, 1938 to George Beno and Leona (Braune) Tschoepe, he served in the United States Army, later in the Air Force Reserve and retired from the United States Postal Service in 1992. He was preceded by his brother Freddie...
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Barbara Kay Patterson

October 3, 1939 - December 27, 2017

Barbara Kay Patterson was born October 3, 1939 and passed away December 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Barbara was born in Chicago, Illinois but spent most of her childhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. She loved the outdoors and fishing on the lake. Her family moved to Houston, Texas and she graduated from Lamar High School. Barbara was voted "Miss Braeburn Valley" when she was 15 years old. She attended...
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Joe Earnest Kares

January 2, 1944 - December 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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June Snyder

June 15, 1924 - December 24, 2017

June Skinner Snyder was born on June 15, 1924 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Charles Skinner and Birdie Morrison-Skinner. June was raised in Houston, Texas and later went on to graduate as a Registered Nurse from St. Joseph's Hospital Nursing School in 1945. On April 21, 1946 she married Arthur Wendel Snyder, Jr. a Veteran of WWII. June was an extraordinary woman who had accomplished much in life and...
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Gertrude E. Roeh

April 29, 1915 - December 23, 2017

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Mary L. Coburn

August 13, 1927 - December 23, 2017

Mary Ruth Lamb Coburn, known to her family as Meme, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, at age 90 passed gently into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 23, 2017 in Houston Texas.Mary was born in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas, on August 13, 1927 and was the youngest of five children born to Mary Alma Johnson Lamb and Charles Edwin Lamb. As...
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Edward Lewis Bale

March 19, 1920 - December 21, 2017

1920-2017Colonel Edward Lewis Bale, Jr. longtime resident of Las Mochas, New Mexico, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 in Winnsboro, Texas. He was proceeded in death by his beloved wife, Sybil and his oldest son, Edward Lewis Bale, III. Ed was born in Dallas, Texas on March 19, 1920 to Edward Lewis Bale and wife, Margaret Loughlin. After receiving a fine Catholic education, he graduated...
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Carol V. Smelley

December 20, 1938 - December 21, 2017

Carol Vincent Smelley went home to be with the Lord on December 21, 2017. She was born at St. Joseph Hospital, December 20, 1938. She has always been a happy girl who enjoyed people and loved being the center of attention. Carol grew up in West University attending Pershing Jr. High and Lamar High School. She was always a leader: at West University Baptist Youth Group, President of Niwauna Social...
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Bessie A. Rigas

February 2, 1938 - December 20, 2017

Vasiliki "Bessie" Rigas fell asleep in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Bessie was born on February 2, 1938, in the small mountain village of Milia, Nafpaktos, Greece, to Alexios and Paraskevi Katsigiannis. In 1961, she immigrated with her parents and siblings to Dover, New Jersey. In 1962, she married Tony Rigas. She had two children, son John and...
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Don L. Schwenneker

April 21, 1932 - December 19, 2017

Don L. Schwenneker, born April 21, 1921 in Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on December 19, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Before his retirement, Don spent 35 years flying for Delta. His passions include his family, friends, golf, and of course, flying. He definitely believed in living life to the fullest. Don is survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia Mlade Schwenneker. Also, left to be remembered by...
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Victoria Lynn Carmichael

June 7, 1951 - December 19, 2017

Vicki Lynn Carmichael ("Ant") passed away on December 19, 2017. Vicki was born on June 7, 1951 to Wilbert Chester "WC" Carmichael and Hope Irene Carmichael in Barberton, Ohio. She lived in Barberton, Ohio, and then Houston, Texas at the time of her passing. She was preceded in death by her son, Jason Evan Burnette,her brother, Clark Carmichael and her parents, Wilbert Chester and Hope Irene...
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Robert Linton Griffin

September 19, 1958 - December 18, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
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Charles Isaac Wilburn

November 25, 1940 - December 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Lucille R. Beger

October 17, 1926 - December 17, 2017

Lucille Restivo Beger, 91, of Houston, TX passed away peacefully on December 17, 2017. Lucille was born on October 17, 1926, to Dominic Restivo and Rose Morrell Restivo in Bryan, Texas. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan. Lucille was working at Bryan Air Force Base in 1953 when she met her future husband, Eugene Beger. They were...
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William Ray Simpson

November 15, 1928 - December 16, 2017

William Ray "Bill" Simpson went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2017, at age 89. Bill passed away in Houston, Texas, after a brief illness. Born in Mexia, Texas on November 15, 1928, Bill was the only child of William "Sonny" and Mayna Anderson Simpson. Having grown up in an East Texas oil field, Bill was always interested in the oil business. After earning a Petroleum Engineering degree...
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Ruth Barnhart Martin

February 25, 1934 - December 13, 2017

Ruth Barnhart Martin, age 83, of Houston, TX passed away on Wednesday December 13, 2017. Ruth was born February 25, 1934 in Idalou, Texas. She is survived by: Jill Martin Nixon and husband, Gordon Nixon, Edward Earl Martin, Jr. and wife, Brenda Martin, Jan Martin Boyle and husband, Joe Boyle, and Brett Gordon Martin and wife, Margaret Martin. Grandchilden: Casi Nixon Corbin and husband, Jeff...
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Janice Dorothy Lee

September 20, 1932 - December 12, 2017

Janice Dorothy (Kniker) Lee passed away peacefully on December 12, 2017, at the age of 85. She was born September 20, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas, to Dora and Reverend Paul Kniker who precede her in death. Her sister Julia Kniker Echols also precedes her in death.Janice was a senior at Austin High School, Austin, Texas, when she met the love of her life, Donald (Don) Lee, a student at The...
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Mary Barbara Wesling

May 31, 1930 - December 11, 2017

Mary Barbara Wesling, age 87, entered into rest on December 11, 2017 in Houston, Texas. She was born May 31, 1930 in Buffalo, New York to the late Casmira & Leon Otoka. She was a Registered Nurse caring for others for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert Owen Wesling, daughter Marianna Williams, granddaughter Morgan Grace Williams and brother John Otoka.Those...
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Sibyl M. Kirby

August 9, 1939 - December 11, 2017

Sibyl Marie Barclay Kirby was born on August 9, 1939 in Sweeney, Texas to John Henry Barclay and Cora Bell English Barclay. She died December 11, 2017 at home in Richmond, Texas at the age of 78 years. She previously lived in Sweeney, Huntsville, Bay City, and Houston, Texas.She graduated from Sweeney High School, Sweeney, Texas. She married Chester "Jerry" Kirby on June 1, 1957and celebrated 49...
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Lillian E. Ball

March 22, 1925 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Joseph Haywood Prejean

February 6, 1923 - December 9, 2017

Joseph Haywood Prejean, a very generous, loving, and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed from this life Saturday December 9, 2017. Haywood entered this world February 6, 1923 to Julia Hernandez Prejean and Joseph Clovis Prejean in Port Neches, Texas. He was 94 years of age.He devoted his life to his wife and family and valued his religion, always living his faith...
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Addie Mae White

March 21, 1935 - December 8, 2017

ADDIE MAE (McKEE) WHITE 1935-2017On Friday, 8 December 2017, at the age of 82, our radiantly beautiful mother took flight with God's Angels into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and reunited with the love of her life. She is now safely home. No more pain or suffering. At the time of her death, Addie Mae (McKee) White was a resident of Arbor House in Marble Falls, TX to be...
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Edwin J. Hesketh

July 28, 1923 - December 7, 2017

Edwin James Hesketh, beloved father of Christopher, Lynette, James and Robin Hesketh and grandfather to 9 loving grandchildren died in his sleep in Houston on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the age of 94. He was born in Easton, England on July 28, 1923. Mr. Hesketh graduated from Bristol University with a degree in geology, worked in the British Admiralty during the Second World War and had an...
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Frances Rowena Montgomery

November 1, 1926 - December 6, 2017

Frances Rowena Moore Montgomery, age 91, went to be with her heavenly Father on December 6, 2017. Frances was born on November 1st, 1926 in Mounds, Oklahoma. She grew up in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and graduated from Sapulpa high school in 1944. In 1953, she married John A. Montgomery, Jr. The two were blessed with three daughters.Frances worked various office jobs at different times in her life. ...
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Carol McDonald

October 23, 1946 - December 5, 2017

Carol Lynn McDonald, age 71 of Houston, Texas died on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, after a long battle with metastatic ovarian cancer. She was born on October 23, 1946 in Commerce, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kay and Leon Batchelor, Jr. Carol was a strong, loving, kind, generous wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to spend time with her husband and family, read a good...
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James Lindsay East

November 5, 1936 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Connie S. Brown

February 27, 1942 - December 4, 2017

Constance Sue Brown, also known to her family as Connie Brown and "Downtown Connie Brown", has passed away at the age of 75 on December 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. She was born to Harold and Mary Lock on February 27, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio. Connie has been beautiful all of her life inside and out, being a high school cheerleader, winning a Doris Day look alike contest, and doing modeling work. She...
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William Garrett Johnson

September 16, 1927 - December 4, 2017

William Garrett "Bill" Johnson, 90, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, went home to the loving arms of his Lord and Savior after a brief illness December 4, 2017.Bill was born on the family Cherokee allotment just outside Dewey, Oklahoma on September 16, 1927 to William Paul Harvey Johnson and Ethel Atwater Johnson. He enjoyed working with his father on their cattle interests and...
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Vango Xhaxho

March 24, 1956 - December 3, 2017

Vango loved life and his curious nature led him to learn about what the world had to offer. He was always exploring a new hobby and sharing all the intricate details with enthusiasm. He loved traveling to new countries, whistling along to music, eating fresh, wild seafood (mussles! trout!), swimming in the ocean (butterfly-style), remembering hours of details on history, watching cooking shows,...
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George G. Carnahan

February 10, 1932 - December 1, 2017

George G. Carnahan, age 85, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Lew, his sons and their wives Steve and Kay, Craig and Peggy, and Mark and Stacy, his grandson Chase, his brother John, sister Bette Timberlake, step brother Ron Prater, and several nieces and nephews. George graduated with a master's degree from the University of Oklahoma, served in the...
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Edward Francis Hong

May 24, 1936 - December 1, 2017

Edward Francis Hong passed away on December 1, 2017. Ed was born on May 24,1936 in Brooklyn, New York.He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Hong; daughter, Suzette Hong & husband, Glen Moore; son, Andrew Hong & wife, Julie Henkener; grandchildren, Alex and Ava Moore; and many extended family and friends.Ed was preceded in death by his mother, Anne Hong, father, Frank Hong, and his brother,...
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Jane Broughton Schiller

June 26, 1937 - December 1, 2017

On the morning of December 1st, Alva Jane Broughton Schiller joined her beloved JD to watch over their family from afar. Born on June 26, 1937 in Kirbyville, Texas to Leon and Edna Jewett Broughton who both preceded her in death. Janie lived a happy and fulfilling life. She married her high school sweetheart on the 21st of December 1956 and raised three children. She enjoyed traveling with...
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Ling Lee Kwan

May 20, 1937 - November 30, 2017

Ling Bing Kwan went to her heavenly home on November 30, 2017 after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Her firm belief in God and in Jesus Christ as her Savior supported her in her struggle and gave her peace. Bing was 80.Bing was born on May 20, 1937 in the village of Ving Hing Lee, Guangdong Province, China to Franklin Lee and King Yee Chu. She is survived by her children, Nancy,...
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William Ernest Burch

October 1, 1937 - November 30, 2017

William Ernest Burch IV (Bill), a 47-year resident of Houston's Memorial area, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the age of 80. Bill was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 1, 1937. After high school he immediately joined the U.S. Army and served two tours, earning the rank of Specialist in the Military Police. After discharge from the Army, he earned a Bachelor of...
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Harold Burnell Longhofer

August 15, 1942 - November 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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James Allen Johnson

November 19, 1949 - November 29, 2017

James Allen "Jim" Johnson, age 68 passed away on November 29, 2017 at home in Houston, Texas.Jim was born to Cecil Scott and Glenna Oschman Johnson on November 19, 1949 in Mount Vernon, Indiana.He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Janice Lemley Johnson.He graduated from Mount Vernon High School and attended Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He was also survived by a son,...
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Clayton Edward Keller

August 7, 1985 - November 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Arturo Sanchez Rios

October 3, 1942 - November 27, 2017

Arturo Sanchez Rios, age 75, entered into rest on November 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born October 3, 1942 to the late Rita S. & Francisco Rios in Edcouch, Texas. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Elisa R. Rios, children Alice Rios, Debbie Rios, Arturo Rios, Jr., and his wife Elizabeth Rios; grandchildren, Lee Sudduth, Stella Rios and Elianah Rios; siblings, Arnoldo Rios,...
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Shuaida Li

April 1, 1998 - November 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Rebecca Irene Garza

July 12, 1941 - November 24, 2017

Rebecca Irene Garza passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 24, 2017. Born July 12, 1941 she grew up in Mission, TX and graduated from Mission High School and took classes at the School of Business in McAllen. . She met the love of her life and got married to John J. Garza. She was a devoted wife for 20 years until the untimely passing of her one and only true sole mate. She was a...
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Lillian Mansur Harris

August 10, 1926 - November 23, 2017

Lillian Mansur Harris, born on August 10, 1926 in Houston, Texas, was surrounded by her family when she passed away on Thursday, November 23rd, at the age of 91. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Edward John Harris, parents Abe and Annie Mansur, sisters Margaret Samman and Evelyn Ashy, brother Woodrow Mansur, nephews Robert Samman and Craig Ashy. She is survived by daughters...
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Baylon A. Pereira

May 17, 1944 - November 23, 2017

Baylon Austin Pereira, 73, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Houston, Texas with family by his side. He was born on May 17, 1944 in Kenya. In May 1972, he married his lovely wife Liz in Nairobi, Kenya. They had two children Elaine and Earl. He worked for Standard Bank in Nairobi, Kenya and then moved to Houston in 1979 where he worked for Eckerd Drugs as an assistant manager. He then...
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Paul Thomas Claymore

September 8, 1935 - November 22, 2017

Paul Thomas Claymore, 82, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on November 22, 2017 after a long and dignified battle with Primary Progressive Aphasia. Paul was born September 8, 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas to Thomas and Idita Claymore. Paul was a devout Catholic. After graduating high school he attended Georgetown University and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. ...
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Gordon Oscar Davis

October 17, 1923 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Cheryl E. Patton

February 1, 1947 - November 21, 2017

Cheryl Elaine Smitheal Patton, age 70, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Born February 1, 1947, Cheryl was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents Robert William Smitheal and Gloria Hawkins Smitheal, brothers Rodney Lori Smitheal and Randall Lee Smitheal. She is survived by her husband John David Patton, daughter Kristen Kelly Reilly, granddaughters...
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James H. Ralston

January 4, 1928 - November 21, 2017

James Harry "Jim" Ralston was born on January 4, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to Joseph Harold and Estella Davis Ralston. He was the youngest of three boys. His eldest brother Joe lived until 91, and they remained great friends until Joe's death. His middle brother William died of cancer at 34, and Jim carried memories of William with him always. Despite being born during the depression, Jim had...
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Charles Marion White

January 7, 1921 - November 17, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
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Charles M. White

January 7, 1921 - November 17, 2017

Charles M. White, Jr. age 96, entered into rest on November 17, 2017 in Cypress, Texas. He was born January 7, 1921 in Macon, Georgia to the late Lois & Charles M. White, Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Doris Jean White. He is also survived by his second wife, Doris Wayne.He is survived by his children, Robert L. "Bob" White and wife Judy and his...
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Ida Mae Louise Nicholas

October 22, 1926 - November 15, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
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Jane Gwathmey Frost

December 17, 1929 - November 12, 2017

Jane Gwathmey Frost, age 87, entered into rest on November 12, 2017. A 3rd generation Houstonian, born December 17, 1929 to the late Jane Myer & C. Browne Gwathmey, Jr. Jane is survived by her children Julia Frost Smith, Kathryn Frost, James Browne Frost and his wife Angela; grandchildren, Andrew Scott Klein, Jared Robert Klein, Hunter Browne Frost, and Lauren Nicole Frost. She was a 1947...
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Janice Burg

December 10, 1936 - November 12, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
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Janice E. Burg

December 10, 1936 - November 12, 2017

Janice Elaine Burg passed away November 12, 2017 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born December 10, 1936 in Denver, Colorado to Frank and Dorothy Jamison. She attended Graland Country Day school and East High School and ventured across the country to attend the University of Missouri, where she graduated with a journalism degree in 1959. She married George Birks and moved to Houston, TX in 1960...
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John Robert Barber

April 3, 1927 - November 9, 2017

John Robert Barber was born April 3, 1927 in Rockport, Texas to James Addison Barber and Muriel Hase Barber. John grew up in Estes, near Rockport, where his great grandparents Addison and Joyce Barber had been among the first settlers. John's first job was at the Rockport Depot telegraph office, and he liked to recall that he had to have a social security number for that job, and that the number...
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Weyman Wakefield Crawford

October 31, 1923 - November 9, 2017

Weyman Wakefield Crawford, age 94, of Houston, Texas passed away peacefully at his home on November 9, 2017. A service celebrating his life will be held at 11a.m. on November 21, 2017 in the Chapel at Grace Presbyterian Church located at 10221 Ella Lee Lane, Houston, Texas 77042, the Reverend Dr. Trey H. Little will be officiating. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.Weyman was born...
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John See Kwan

July 20, 1933 - November 8, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
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Lina Jeu Starnes

January 8, 1922 - November 8, 2017

Len Oy Jeu Starnes (Lina Jeu Starnes) was born in Arkansas City, Arkansas on January 8, 1922.  She was the first of seven children born to Lum Shee Jeu, age 32 and Jim Buck Jeu, age 44. She was the daughter of a Merchant and grew up to become Valedictorian of her graduating High School Class. She married and in 1942, June 3rd had her first born, Delores Ann. In 1945, December 24, Len Oy (Lynn)...
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Montez O. Dyer

May 23, 1921 - November 8, 2017

Montez Ott Dyer (Monty), 96,passed away peacefully with her family beside her on November 8,2017.She was born May 23, 1921 in Coffeeville, AL, the baby of seven.She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Vernon G. Dyer.She leaves her three children, Sandra Dyer Sweeney(Bob), Candy Dyer Murray(Dennis), V. Grayson Dyer(Jacqueline).She also leaves grandchildren, Colin Sweeney ,Maureen Pemberton...
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Jesse Edward McNeely

April 15, 1938 - November 8, 2017

Jess McNeely, age 79, of Houston, Texas, passed away on November 8, 2017. He was born on April 15, 1938 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Faye and Guy McNeely, and he was one of 6 siblings. Jess attended and played football at the University of Houston where he met and married his soulmate, Melvaline Anderson, on August 31, 1957. They were married until Mel's death on June 28, 2017.Jess loved golf,...
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Samuel L. Evans

December 12, 1929 - November 8, 2017

Sam Evans, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away in Houston, Texas on November 8th, 2017. He was born December 12, 1929 in Batesville, Arkansas to Willie Emily and Ralph Waldo EvansSam lived his entire childhood in the same home in Batesville as the youngest of three brothers. Upon graduating high school he joined the United States Army and served until he was honorably...
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Steven Allen Broome

May 23, 1953 - November 7, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
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Steven Allen Broome

May 23, 1953 - November 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, TX.
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Marian L. Norman

May 24, 1927 - November 6, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
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