Our Obituaries

Louise Angeline Payne

November 4, 1924 - January 29, 2018


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Fred Roeben

May 11, 1920 - January 26, 2018


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William Castillo

June 25, 1933 - January 20, 2018

William Castillo 84, Houston Texas USA went to be with the Lord on January 20 , 2018.William was a native Houstonian born June 25, 1933 , the son of Juana Padilla "Mother" & Delores Castillo "Father".William graduated from Reagan High School and University of Houston.William served in the Army "Missile Defense" Team. William was a Kiwanis Club member since 1995 and Key Club sponsor at Reagan and...
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Ruth C. Boyd

August 27, 1925 - January 18, 2018

Ruth C. Boyd, 92, of Houston, Tx, passed away January 18, 2018.She was born in Alto, Texas, on August 27, 1925.Ruth attended Red Lawn school and moved to Houston with her family in the 40's.She retired from Gulf Oil Co. after a successful career as an executive secretary in the Geology department.Ruth had a love of knowledge and enjoyed her life and her many friends.Her relationship with her Lord...
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Elizabeth Huebner

January 25, 1924 - January 13, 2018


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Barbara Jean Spates

February 17, 1939 - January 13, 2018

Our Mother, was a warm, compassionate and vibrant woman who always went out of her way to help others no matter what. She was a proud and dignified woman who had a passion for life. She had a wonderful sense of humor which endeared her to everyone she came in contact with and it is a great testament to her nature that she formed so many long lasting friendships over the years.Barbara Jean...
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Karen Lois Roznovsky

April 30, 1963 - January 7, 2018

Karen Lois Roznovsky, 54, passed on to be with the Lord on January 7, 2018 in Madisonville, Texas. She was born to August and Mary Roznovsky in Houston, Texas on April 30, 1963.Karen attended Waltrip High School and was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family by whom she will be deeply missed. She is survived by her daughters; Laura...
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Edith Carson

December 10, 1929 - January 4, 2018

Edith Carson, age 88 passed away on Thursday, January 4th, surrounded and cared for by family on hospice at the home of her daughter. Edith is preceded in death by her husband, Otis B. Carson; parents Edward and Louise Marek and 3 brothers of Pleasanton, TX.She was born in Loire, Texas, grew up in Pleasanton, married and moved to Houston, where she spent the remainder of her life. She is survived...
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Dorothy Lourine Cox

January 8, 1926 - January 2, 2018

Dorothy Lourine, 91, of Houston, TX passed away January 2, 2018. She was born in Bartlett, TX on January 8, 1926. Dorothy graduated from St James Parochial School in Port Arthur, TX, May 1943. She graduated from University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts degree, May 1968.Dorothy married the love of her life, Elver DC Cox, December 18.1943. Dorothy and DC worked for the railroad in Port...
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Velma Louise Bonura

November 13, 1926 - December 31, 2017

Velma Louise Bonura went peacefully to be with her Lord and joined her loving husband in paradise on December 31, 2017. Velma was preceeded in death by her husband of 63 years, James L. Bonura (Deacon Jim), her parents, Vivian and Joseph Schiller, her brothers and sisters, her infant son, Joseph, her daughter, Marie McBride and her great grandson, Elijah James Bonura. Velma is survived by her 12...
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Jimmy Dale Lawson

October 24, 1942 - December 31, 2017

Jimmy Lawson was born on October 24, 1942 in Houston, Texas to James Everett Lawson and Margret Kridner Lawson.During his early childhood, his family moved to El Paso, Texas where his father worked as a border patrol officer. They later moved back to Houston where he attended Helms Elementary, Hamilton Jr. High and Reagan High School.He married Jewel (Judy) Jenkins in 1961. They had seven...
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Patricia Ann Thompson

January 25, 1950 - December 27, 2017

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Isabel Pizzini

July 29, 1929 - December 26, 2017

Born in Houston of Mexican immigrant parents, she earned a Master's Degree in Education and served HISD for 35 years as a bilingual and ESL teacher, coordinator, curriculum writer. She believed in honesty and hard work. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Archie Pizzini Jr., son Archie Pizzini III, sister Rosa Santiago, Estella Edwards and numerous nieces and nephews. Sister Esther...
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Craig Edward Grazak

June 9, 1955 - December 24, 2017

Craig Grazak passed away on December 24, 2017. Craig was born in Strongsville, Ohio on June 9, 1955. He was a very proud 1976 graduate of The Ohio State University. He was an entrepreneur who started several businesses throughout his career, including a food brokerage business, a mortgage brokerage company, real estate rentals and an investment company - all of which are still in existence today...
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Dorothy Rhodes

June 16, 1929 - December 22, 2017

Dorothy W. Rhodes, 88, went to be with our Lord on December 22, 2017. She was born in Lincolnton, NC, the second oldest of seven. Dorothy graduated from Appalachian State Teacher's College. She and Harry were blessed with 56 years of marriage. Dorothy was a lifelong teacher, finishing her career at Hoffman Middle School in the Aldine ISD. She and Harry founded Rhodes Auto Sales in 1996. ...
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Maria Luisa Escamilla

November 14, 1941 - December 21, 2017

Maria Luisa Escamilla, 76, of Houston, Texas, passed away December 21, 2017.She was born in Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico on November 14, 1941, and married Salvador C. Escamilla on April 26, 1976.Maria had a career in the hospitality industry, retired from The Four Seasons Hotel, and had a passion for music, dancing, her pets, and her family.She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvador...
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Josephine Gutowski

November 27, 1931 - December 21, 2017

Josephine Schulz "Josie" Gutowski was born November 27, 1931 in Waldeck, Texas to Milton and Lucile (Matejowsky) Schulz.She married Edmund "Scotty" Gutowski on May 10, 1951.Josephine passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family and loved ones at the age of 86 on December 21, 2017.Josephine is preceded in death by her husband Edmund Gutowski, and her son Randall Craig Gutowski. She...
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Michael Wayne Carroll

December 24, 1961 - December 20, 2017

Michael Wayne Carroll, of Houston, passed away December 20, 2017. He was born on December 24 1961 in Houston, Texas. He was the son of the late Rupert Oliver Carroll Jr. and the late Dorothy Patricia Carroll. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Brittany Carroll Byrd and Darren Byrd; his grandson, Kenneth Byrd; his sisters, Janise Bennett, Sherry Carroll, and Julie Houck; his niece,...
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Jessie Lee Blase

July 22, 1924 - December 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pat H. Foley & Company, Houston, TX.
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Joseph C. Tisdel

June 4, 1936 - December 12, 2017

Joseph Connor (J.C.) Tisdel, 81, loving husband, brother, father and grandfather passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 12, 2017. J. C. was born on June 4, 1936 in Lee County, TX to parents James Connor Tisdel and Mary Ann (Green) Tisdel. He attended Dime Box schools where he participated in baseball, basketball and track. He graduated from Dime Box High School in 1955. ...
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Celia DeLaTorre Polanco

June 5, 1926 - December 10, 2017

Celia De La Torre Polanco, 91, passed on to her eternal life on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Regents Point in Irvine, California. She was cared for and loved by everyone there. Right after WWII, Celia began working for Sam Maceo, an organized crime boss in Galveston, Texas where she helped him run an offshore gambling casino for a while. She spent the next 45 years as a controller for various...
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Jimmie Fay Tillmon

September 27, 1944 - December 10, 2017

Jimmie Fay Inmon Tillmon passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Houston, Texas. She retired from Hand Benefits and Trust in 2009 and devoted much of her time helping others. She was active in her church and loved to teach her Sunday School class. Most of all, she loved being a grandmother and tried to spend as much time as possible with them.Jimmie is preceded in death by her husband Charles...
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Vida Mae Hillin

September 25, 1929 - December 7, 2017

Vida Mae Hillin passed into the presence of her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on December 7, 2017. She was born on September 25, 1929 in Maysfield, Texas to Rufus Miller and Myrtle Brooks Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harold Hillin, her parents, 5 brothers, 2 sisters and twin great grandsons, Kevin & Colton Conner.She is survived by her 3 daughters, Peggy & husband...
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Avelina Ernestina Gutierrez

December 28, 1932 - December 5, 2017

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Richard Scullen Lettice

December 30, 1943 - December 4, 2017

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Worley Ovid Bryan

November 4, 1931 - November 29, 2017

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W.O. Ovid Bryan

November 4, 1931 - November 29, 2017

Worley Ovid Bryan, Jr., 86, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, due to complications from ALS.W.O. was born on November 4, 1931 in Houston, Texas. He attended Reagan High School and the University of Houston. W.O. (as he liked to be called) served in the United States Air Force from 1950 until 1954 and attained the rank of sergeant. After his military service, W.O. became a Master...
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Charles Owen Benton

December 5, 1933 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pat H. Foley & Company, Houston, TX.
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Annie Pulido

August 13, 1918 - November 19, 2017

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James Clifford Chappell

June 8, 1959 - November 16, 2017

My best friend and loving husband, James Clifford Chappell at the age of 58 years old passed away on November 16th, 2017. Cliff was born and raised in Houston, Texas where he lived with his family. Cliff graduated from Waltrip High School in Oak Forest. He was married to Terry Chappell on August 4th, 1990. Cliff worked at I.A. Naman for 35 years and moved up through the ranks to be an owner...
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David Gillespie Smith

January 9, 1928 - November 16, 2017

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Noah Elmer White

September 6, 1929 - November 11, 2017

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Benancio Palomo

April 1, 1934 - November 7, 2017

On November 07, 2017, Benancio "Benny" Palomo, Sr., a loving husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur, and Army Veteran was called to be with our Heavenly Father. Born in Edinburg, Texas April 1, 1934 to Canuto and Benita Palomo, he grew up next door to his high school sweetheart, Luisa De La Fuente, the girl that would become his wife of 62 years; he resided in Houston, Texas for the majority...
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Matilda Martha Gutkowski

October 30, 1920 - November 6, 2017

Matilda Martha Gutkowski was born October 30, 1920 and passed away on November 6, 2017 at the age of 97.She is survived by four children, Frank Gutkowski, Jr., Dolores Roberts, Barbara Beauchamp and husband David, and Sandra Henry.Five grandchildren, Terrie Baker and husband Bruce, Kevin Beauchamp, Leslie Henry and husband Jacob Eckert, Tammie Gutkowski and partner Stephanie, Carl Gutkowski and...
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Virginia Marion Falconer

August 27, 1921 - November 5, 2017

Virginia Falconer entered into rest November 5, 2017. She was born August 27, 1921 (96 years) in Commodore, PA. She was the daughter of Norman and Pearl Keith. She married George Falconer on April 13, 1944 and were married for 55 years.She was an avid seamstress and homemaker. She loved being close with her family and enjoyed the times they spent together.She is survived by her son, Mark and...
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Barbara June Kelly

June 2, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Barbara June Kelly, 88, of Houston, Texas passed away on November 3, 2017. She was born on June 2, 1929, in Houston, Texas, the daughter of John and Nellie (Harding) Kelley.Special interest included her love of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her primary hobby included paintings on porcelain and canvas, with pallet knife work being the most outstanding.Barbara is survived by her...
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James Lee Cruse

July 30, 1920 - November 2, 2017

James Lee was born on Friday, July 30, 1920, to Belle Ogden Cruse and Clifton Bean Cruse in Woodville, Tyler County, Texas. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas by Pastor Walter Huber. James Lee passed from his earthly life with grace and dignity into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior at 9:06 A.M., Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the age of 97. He...
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Eva Jos Montalbano

January 8, 1930 - November 1, 2017

Born in Chappell Hill, Texas to Frank (Henry) and Josephine Kmiec on January 8, 1930. Eva, a longtime Houston resident, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017.Beloved wife of 49 years of her late husband Joe (2001), the love of her life. Loving mother of James and wife Sarhita. Proud Grandmother of Lauren & Morgan Montalbano, Michael, Jack & Melanie Vicic, and numerous nieces and nephews....
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Albert Paul Yorek

June 9, 1934 - October 30, 2017

Albert Paul Yorek (Sonny) passed away October 30,2017. He was born on June 9, 1934 in Stoneham, Texas.He was preceded in death by his parents Sylvester and Viola Yorek, sisters; Teresa Ripkowski, Cecelia Barr, and Margaret Podraza; brother; William Yorek. He is survived by his sisters; Pauline Harris and Sadie Husband; Numerous nieces and nephews.There will be a visitation on Thursday, November...
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Georgia Carole Davis

March 19, 1942 - October 27, 2017

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Henri Francis Irvington

September 8, 1928 - October 25, 2017

Henri Francis (Israel) Irvington, age 89, passed away on October 25, 2017 in Houston, Texas after a lengthy illness. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina but spent his childhood in Paris, France and Brussels Belgium before fleeing Europe during World War II. He attended college in the East including Queens College where he was captain of the soccer team. He spent his early twenties in New York...
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Eddie Alex Bartsch

November 3, 1921 - October 20, 2017

Eddie Alex Bartsch, Jr., died October 20, 2017 while watching his beloved Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees. Born November 3, 1921 in Houston, Texas to Eddie Alex Bartsch and Lonia Evora (Rice) Bartsch, he was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Emily Grace Logan and Katherine Evora Bartsch, his adopted daughter Judith Kay, his brother-in-law Bill Frey and his wife Dorothy; his...
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Takiba Jervon Anugwom

September 30, 1990 - October 18, 2017

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Virginia Dair Rich

December 3, 1929 - October 18, 2017

Virginia Dair Rich, was reunited with her loved ones in heaven on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, at the age of 87. Virginia was born on December 3, 1929, at her parent's home, on Center Street, in Houston, Texas, the second child of Palmer John and Virginia Dair Phillips. She had five sisters, Betty, Vera, Janet, Norma, and Wanda, and one brother, Palmer John, Jr. Her little brother only...
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RoseMarie Galla

November 21, 1926 - October 16, 2017

RoseMarie Galla, 90, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017. She was born on November 21, 1926, the daughter of Adam and Mary (Nowak) Andryan in Houston Heights, Texas.She graduated from St. Agnes High School in 1944. RoseMarie married her husband, Max Galla, in 1948. They spent fifty-one wonderful years together before he preceded her in death in 2000. She was a long time...
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Ola Mae Synnott

February 28, 1923 - October 15, 2017

Ola Mae Gordon Synnott, beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother passed away October 15, 2017, into the loving arms of her heavenly father. Ola Mae was born on February 28, 1923, in Crestview, Florida, to Clyde and Ola Gordon. In 1943 she graduated from nursing school at Hillman Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. She met the love of her life there, James Dale Synnott, M.D., and they were...
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Kevin Lee Greer

October 16, 1962 - October 10, 2017

Heaven has gained another tremendous part of our hearts on October 10th, 2017. Kevin Lee Greer, born October 16th, 1962, has joined his mother Carolyn Teeter, and his brother James Greer in peace. Kevin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and later moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Mary Caroll High School. His heart took an interest in photography and journalism. He later went on...
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Shirley Marie Narendorf

December 7, 1928 - October 10, 2017

Shirley Narendorf, 88, of Houston, passed away on October 10, 2017. She was born on December 7, 1928 to Lawson and Ethel Payne in Houston, Texas.A visitation for Shirley will be held Monday, October 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and a rosary service at 7:00 PM at Pat H. Foley & Company. A funeral mass will occur Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church,...
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Joseph Rodriguez

July 14, 1948 - October 8, 2017

Joseph Paul Rodriguez of Houston passed away on Sunday, October 8th, 2017. Joe was born in Galveston, Texas on July 14, 1948 to Rose and Joseph Rodriguez. He lived most of his life in Houston, Texas. Joe is survived by his children Jonathan (Aimee) Rodriguez, Phillip Rodriguez, Jacquelyn Rodriguez, Monica Rodriguez, former wife Gloria Rodriguez, brothers Jesse Rodriguez and Robert (Diane)...
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Florence Stella Zaborowski

July 9, 1942 - October 6, 2017

Florence S. Zaborowski, 75, of Houston, Texas gained her angel wings on October 6, 2017. She was born on July 9, 1942 to Anton and Stella Krolczyk in Chappell Hill, Texas. She retired from Walgreens in 1999, and worked at Nabisco for many years prior to that. Mom loved getting together with her family, and spent many Saturdays with her children and grandchildren playing cards and listening to our...
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Joyce Lucille NAGLE

September 6, 1923 - October 3, 2017

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Lucy Anne Bettler

September 17, 1948 - September 22, 2017

Lucy "Lucia" Anne Ferrara Bettler died on Friday, September 22, surrounded by friends and family.Born in Houston, Texas on September 17, 1948 to Richard and Tena Ferrara, she was the middle of three children; older brother Richard Ferrara and younger sister Mary Jo Piwetz survive her. Raised in Houston's East End, Lucia attended Blessed Sacrament Church and School and graduated from Incarnate...
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Richard Payne Napier

April 21, 1926 - September 21, 2017

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James Louis Ballew

August 4, 1955 - September 13, 2017

James Louis Ballew, 62, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He was born on August 4, 1955 in Sulphur, Louisiana to David Hestand Ballew and Willie Mae Welch. He loved restoring and riding motorcycles, flying RC planes and helicopters, and his guns.James is survived by his wife, Deborah Ballew; brother David & sister-in-law Ruthie Little; sister-in-laws Barbara...
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Robert Michael Mullins

September 16, 1927 - September 12, 2017

Mr. Robert Michael Mullins, Jr. ("Bob"), passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on September 12, 2017 in Houston, Texas, just four days shy of his 90th birthday. Bob was born September 16, 1927 in Rye, New York where he lived until he graduated from Rye High School in May 1945. Bob enlisted in the United States Navy the day after graduation and served his country in the Pacific during World War...
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Bennie Jean Partain

March 7, 1935 - September 11, 2017

Bennie Partain was born Bennie Jean Cain on March 7, 1935 in Cameron, Texas. She grew up in Calvert, Texas and spent most of her adult life in Houston. She died on September 11, 2017 in New Braunfels, Texas. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Susan Partain; her sisters Corky Stratton, Niki Sylvan, Marta Clarke, and Beverly Cambria and husband Joe Cambria; her...
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Rosie Garces

August 29, 1936 - September 11, 2017

Rosie G. Garces born on August 29, 1936 in Mercedes, TX entered into rest on September 11, 2017.She is survived by her daughter, Gloria A Danley and husband Allen Danley; sons, Jamie "James" Garces and wife Elizabeth, Johnny M Garces, and Fred S Garces and wife Gwen; six grandchildren, Anna Garces, Christina Danley and husband Patrick, Emily Garces, Jennifer Danley and husband Jesse,...
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Tamara Sue Tadlock

January 17, 1961 - September 9, 2017

Tamara Sue Tadlock, 56, passed away September 9, 2017, in Houston, Texas. Tammy retired early from UPS after twenty years of service. She enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and social groups. She had a hobby selling 8-track tapes that kept her busy, but she always had time for travel and entertainment. Tammy enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved everyone and was loved by all. ...
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Irene Laverna Bortz

September 17, 1931 - September 8, 2017

Irene Laverna Bortz died on Friday, September 8, 2017, at the age of 85 years. She was born in Caldwell, Texas to Clemens and Emma Bredthauer. Irene moved to Houston where she married Awald A. Bortz Jr. She loved to travel and this included her trips to many places in the U.S. and around the world. Irene was a devoted member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she proudly served as a teacher for Zion...
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Charles Miller McKim

December 18, 1920 - August 26, 2017

Donations may be made in Mr. McKim's name to:University of HoustonGerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design4200 Elgin St. Room 122Houston, Texas 77024(713) 743-2400
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Pete Joe Moszkowicz

April 25, 1928 - August 25, 2017

Pete Joe "Peta" Moszkowicz, 89, passed away peacefully into God's loving arms on Friday, August 25, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born April 25, 1928 in Chappell Hill, Texas to Mary (Lewandowski) and Frank Moszkowicz.Pete grew up on the farm but eventually came to Houston and married Stella Stzelecke, where they made their home. They had four children- Lillian, Doris, Charles and Donald.He was...
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Virginia Key Trammell

December 30, 1925 - August 18, 2017

Virginia Mae Trammell, 91, of Houston, passed away on August 18, 2017.She was born in Wagoner, Oklahoma on December 30, 1925 to Jeff and Josie Key. Virginia graduated from Sam Houston High School and later married Kenneth Trammell on February 2, 1944.Virginia had a career in accounting at Basic Products, and was a member of Baptist Temple for more than 60 years. She was also a committee member...
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Mary Joann Miller

December 7, 1922 - August 15, 2017

Mary Joann Miller, 94, passed away on August 15, 2017. She was born to Cologero and Lucia Marsalisi on December 7, 1922 in New York, New York. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Tanny Thomas Miller in 1984.She is survived by her children Michael Miller and wife Doris, Tanny Miller, Ann Marie Harbour and husband Steve. She also leaves behind grand children Robyn, Ryan, and Chase and wife...
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Chloe Ann Schultea

December 30, 1930 - August 15, 2017

Chloe Ann Schultea, 86, devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away August 15, 2017, in Katy, Texas. Chloe was born December 30, 1930, in Houston, Texas. She began her career as a church organist for West End Baptist Church playing for church services, weddings, and funerals at the age of 13. She graduated from Sam Houston High School where she was a lieutenant in the...
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Roberta Kathleen Shepard

November 10, 1939 - August 9, 2017

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Bobby Dean Taylor

August 20, 1952 - August 6, 2017

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Charlie Lopez

September 8, 1974 - July 27, 2017

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Johnnie Wilmer Colburn

January 20, 1919 - July 23, 2017

Johnnie Wilmer Colburn (January 20, 1919 - July 23, 2017). He grew up as the son of a poor sharecropper, married the love of his life, Beatrice Myrtle Gerland Colburn, in 1941, and enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943. He was determined to be a pilot and qualified extremely well for B-17's. He flew 30 missions in the European Theatre, including two on D-Day. He never lost a man and the only...
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Joyce Jean Kurtz

April 7, 1934 - July 23, 2017

Joyce Jean Kurtz, 83, of Houston, TX, passed away July 23rd, 2017.She was born in Lavaca County, TX on April 7th, 1934 and married Rudy Emil Kurtz on May 7th, 1955.Joyce worked various jobs in Houston until the birth of her daughter. She had a passion for cooking, and caring for her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and infant son.She is survived by her...
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Victor James Green

September 1, 1949 - July 9, 2017

Victor "Jimmy" James Green Jr., age 67, passed to his eternal rest on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home in Houston, Texas. He was born on September 1, 1949 in Houston, Texas to Victor and Elizabeth Green, who predeceased him. After graduating from St. Pius High School, Jimmy enlisted in the U.S. Army where he earned the Bronze Service Star and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1971.He is...
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Maxine Muske

June 13, 1929 - July 9, 2017

Maxine Kuhn Muske was born on June 13, 1929 in Roundtop, Texas to Edwin and Meta Kuhn. On April 10, 1949 she married Leroy Muske and they settled down to make a life in Houston.Maxine earned her angel wings on Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Houston, at the age of 88 years.She is survived by her son, Donald Muske and his wife Karen; granddaughter Meredith Crump and her husband Allen; grandson Blake...
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William Harold Comalander

September 15, 1931 - July 7, 2017

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Rosa Wilhelm Rolke

April 20, 1934 - July 6, 2017

Rosa Wilhelm Rolke, 83, was our dearly beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend. Her heavenly father called her home on July 6, 2017. Born in Odessa, Ukraine on April 20, 1934. Along with her parents and siblings, Rosa immigrated to the United States in 1952, and became a U.S. Citizen in 1958. Rosa married Randolph A. Rolke in 1954, and resided in...
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Joyce Lee Barta

August 4, 1929 - July 3, 2017

Joyce Barta, 87, of Houston, Texas, passed away July 3, 2017.She was born in Oquin, Texas on August 4, 1929 to Oswald and Viola Beiersdorfer. On February 3, 1951 she married George A. Barta, Jr.Joyce has a career as a housewife and mother. She was also a member of the board of directors of CatholicLife, and had a passion for dancing. She was a country girl at heart.She was preceded in death by...
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James Donovan Park

July 7, 1952 - June 30, 2017

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Mary A. Warford

August 13, 1927 - June 29, 2017

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Elva Duncan

February 11, 1931 - June 25, 2017

Elva (Leija) Duncan, age 86 passed away on Sunday June 25, 2017 at Solera @West Houston, a caring and loving community nursing home. She was born in Houston, Texas on February 11, 1931. She attended Sam Houston High School and was a Drum Sargent in the Black Battalion Women's Drill Squad . She joined the Woman's Army Corps (WAC) in 1950. She married and had one daughter and one son. She worked...
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Mary Lloyd Campise Kopesky

December 15, 1923 - June 20, 2017

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Mary Lois Hayes

July 19, 1924 - June 16, 2017

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Gregory Paul Petrash

October 5, 1956 - June 9, 2017

Gregory Paul Petrash was born October 5, 1956 in Houston, Texas, and passed away on June 9, 2017 in Rosenberg, Texas. He was born to Sarah Ella and the late Leonard John Petrash, and was later joined by sisters Judith Ann and Angela Marie. He graduated from James Madison High School in Houston, Texas and fulfilled his patriotic duty in 1976 when he enlisted in US Navy. Greg attended Great...
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Rose Enclade Dupree

August 4, 1919 - June 2, 2017

Rose "Big Granny" Dupree, born August 4, 1919, went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2017. She joins her loving husband of 39 years, George "Jack" Dupree, her parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters in heaven. She lived a wonderful life that was centered around friends, family, and her devout faith. She was a charter member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church, being actively involved with the Women's...
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Herbert Zwahr

October 9, 1934 - May 30, 2017

Herbert Otto Zwahr passed away on May 30, 2017 at the age of 82. Herbert was born on October 9, 1934 in Washington County, Texas.He attended Latium School and served in the US Army, including the National Honor Guard, for 6 years before his discharge when he settled in Houston. Herbert worked for Wyatt Metal & Boiler Works, Wyatt Industries, McElroy Engineering, and Enpro Systems before he...
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Mary Frances Roznovsky

February 21, 1922 - May 30, 2017

Mary Frances (Gorka) Roznovsky, 95 passed on to be with the Lord on May 30, 2017. Mary was born to Vincent and Elizabeth Gorka February 21, 1922. She was preceded in death by her father Vincent Gorka, mother Elizabeth Gorka, 5 brothers, 5 sisters, husband of almost 50 years August Vincent Roznovsky, and son Gary Roznovsky. Mary was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic church where she served on...
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Melvolia Marie Bashinski

November 25, 1924 - May 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pat H. Foley & Company, Houston, TX.
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Lawrence Rocco Marinucci

September 7, 1927 - May 26, 2017

Lawrence R. "Larry" Marinucci, born in Youngstown, OH on September 7, 1927, passed away in Houston on May 26, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ellen, daughters Julie, Mary Lynn and Beth, son-in-law Stephen Ruken, and grandchildren Natalie, Alan, Diane, Casey and Ryan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a graduate of Ohio University, and a career professional with...
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Robert Keith Reeve

October 31, 1931 - May 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pat H. Foley & Company, Houston, TX.
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Bill C. Kominczak

November 10, 1924 - May 19, 2017

Bill C. Kominczak, 92, was born November 10, 1924, in Chappell Hill, Texas, and passed away May 19, 2017, in Cypress, Texas. He lived his young life on a farm in the Chappell Hill area before joining the United States Army and serving in WWII, from December 1944 to October 1946. After being discharged from the Army, he married Pearl Reisner and was employed at Celotex until retirement in 1992....
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Albert Zahn

July 27, 1935 - May 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pat H. Foley & Company, Houston, TX.
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Morris William Jurecka

August 19, 1944 - May 16, 2017

Morris William Jurecka was peacefully called by our heavenly Father on Tuesday May 16th, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Hallettsville, Texas on August 19th, 1944. Morris spent his childhood in Weimar, Texas and was a graduate of Weimar High School. Morris was a private and devoted servant of the Lord, husband, father, and grandfather. He was kind, gentle, and always...
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William Joseph Vicknair

March 10, 1940 - May 16, 2017

This loving soul will forever be missed by all those that knew and loved him. William Joseph Vicknair was born in Houston, Texas on March 10,1940 and passed away on May 16, 2017. He worked in oil and gas as a supervisor for ABB, and enjoyed many pastimes, such as fishing, crabbing, camping, and being with his family.William is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Hazel Vicknair, and his...
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Sarah King

June 6, 1930 - May 16, 2017

Sarah Earline Robinson King passed away in her sleep May 16, 2017 after a 4 year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Known by most of her family and friends as Earline, she was born in Blakely, Georgia on June 6, 1930 to parents Luther and Dorothy Robinson. She moved to Houston to work after her High School graduation and built a career in accounting and bookkeeping with Exxon, Gulf Oil &...
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Dora Jones

August 9, 1924 - May 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pat H. Foley & Company, Houston, TX.
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Nelda Jewel Flynn

December 5, 1937 - May 14, 2017

Nelda Jewel Flynn went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2017. Nelda was born in Madisonville, Texas to parents Walter and Jewel Waldrip. She moved to Houston and married her loving husband Earl. They made the Houston Heights area their home together for 58 years. Her great loves in life included family, friends and her faith. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy. She loved the outdoors and...
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Ronald Edward Adair

March 6, 1950 - May 10, 2017

Ron Adair unexpectedly died on May 10, 2017 at his home in Houston, Texas. Ronald Adair (Ron/Ronny) was born to Edward (Rip) and Doris Adair on March 6, 1950 and was raised in Bishop, Texas.He was a proud member of the Bishop High School Class of 1968. He graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&I University in 1972. Ron went on to obtain an MS in Petroleum Engineering from...
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Gladys Marie Arrington

November 15, 1931 - May 9, 2017

Gladys Marie Bohanan Arrington, born November 15, 1931 in Dallas, TX to Clarence Watson Bohanan and Grace Margaret Jones Bohanan, passed away on May 9, 2017 in Houston, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband, Drury Landers Arrington, Jr. of 42 years and brothers, Robert Russell Bohanan and William Morrell Bohanan. She is survived by her sons, Drury Landers Arrington, III...
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Ruby Ann Thiessen

October 6, 1924 - May 3, 2017

Ruby Ann Crouse Thiessen born October 6, 1924 and went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2017 at the age of 92. Ruby was blessed with a wonderful life and she was the crown jewel of many memories that will exist in all of our hearts and minds and in the future lives of her bloodline family as well as family she created around her whether at the golf course, her church, her former job site or...
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Hubert Leland Smith

March 5, 1938 - May 3, 2017

Hubert (Hugh) Leland Smith, Jr. passed away at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital on May 3, 2017 at the age of 79.He is predeceased by his father, Hubert Leland Smith, Sr, his mother, Elizabeth Smith and his wife of thirty years, Leanne Stenzel Smith.Hugh is survived by Suzanne Smith loving wife of 2 years. They were married in Bernice, LA on May 16th, 2015.Hugh is lovingly remembered by...
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Richard Anthony Yanowski

April 2, 1928 - May 2, 2017

Richard A. Yanowski was born on April 2, 1928 to Frank and Julia Yanowski in Bremond, Texas.He died peacefully, surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. After graduating from high school, he, like others from rural communities, left the family farm and came to Houston, Texas. It was in Houston where he met the love of his life, Clara Kubeczka, and they were married on Sept 2, 1950. After...
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Robert Andrew Lankford

February 8, 1942 - April 22, 2017

Robert Andrew Lankford, 75, of Houston, Texas, passed away on April 22, 2017.He was born on February 8, 1942 to Aubrey and Nona Lankford in Houston, Texas.Bob attended Fannin Elementary, Lanier Jr. High, San Jacinto High and one year at University of Houston. His family owned a Mom & Pop grocery store which later turned into a restaurant which today is known as Lankford's Grocery. He worked...
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Juanita P. Robles

November 4, 1927 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pat H. Foley & Company, Houston, TX.
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