South Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

South Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has been serving families of all faiths in the Pearland community for generations. Conveniently located off North Main Street (also referred to as Highway 35), we are just five miles from Houston's Hobby Airport. At South Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, we believe that every life is unique. The choices you make to celebrate that life can also be as unique and personalized as you wish. For those who want to plan their arrangements in advance, South Park offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. SOUTH PARK FUNERAL HOME Our professional staff welcomes you to the warm and friendly atmosphere of South Park Funeral Home, which has been serving the community since 1970. We're here to listen and provide options to meet your needs. Whether you prefer cremation with a small family gathering or would like a large traditional funeral, you can trust us to assist you in planning and honoring your final wishes. South Park Funeral Home is a full-service facility featuring three arrangement rooms, five visitation rooms and a beautiful 1,500-square-foot chapel with seating for 300 guests. Our funeral home also offers a coffee bar and snack area for the convenience of visitors. SOUTH PARK CEMETERY Gentle rolling lawns with quiet walkways, picturesque statues and well-maintained landscaping contribute to the solemn beauty of South Park Cemetery. Dating back to the mid-1930s, South Park is one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. This perpetual care cemetery offers traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, private estate mausoleums and lawn crypts. South Park also has an on-site crematory for those who prefer cremation, along with many options for memorialization. Four outdoor mausoleums can be found on our grounds: Ten Commandments, Last Supper, Praying Hands and Grace Garden, our newest development. Three water features—Water Babies, War Memorial and the cemetery's signature Garden of Palms— grace the parklike atmosphere at South Park. Double-depth lawn crypts are available in Serenity Lawn, and lawn crypts and traditional ground burial are offered in the new Garden of Columns. RESURRECTION CEMETERY Across the street from South Park Funeral Home and Cemetery is Resurrection Cemetery, which was dedicated and blessed in the early 1970s. The indoor Resurrection Mausoleum is located on these grounds. At the entrance to the Resurrection Mausoleum, you will find the 20-foot Resurrection Crucifix. All burials in Resurrection Cemetery are centered on this feature.

Our Obituaries

Helen M. Pesek

April 5, 1936 - February 6, 2019

Mrs. Helen M. Pesek, 82, born April 5, 1936 in Wied, TX to Charles and Cecelia Dornak. Passed away on February 6, 2019. She is pre-deceased by her parents, brother Leo Dornak (Billie), and Bobby Pesek., survived by brother Ervin Dornak(Lucille), Father Melvin Dornak, Karen Hafner (Mark), John Dornak (Leah), Alan Dornak (Kristi), Donna Smith (Toby), Jenny Poppe (Richard), Charlene Janak (Allen...
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Lonnie Paul Zapata

April 15, 1955 - August 19, 2014

Lonnie P. Zapata, 59 passed away August 19, 2014. He is survived by his 3 loving children; Michael Zapata, Dixie Zapata, and Leslie Zapata. Visitation will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at SouthPark Funeral Home.
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Makenzie Reina Johnson

May 6, 2014 - August 16, 2014

Makenzie Reina Johnson, 3 months, passed away August 16, 2014 in Houston, TX. She is survived by parents; Jaquaries Johnson and Crystal Estrada, brother; Anthony Estrada, Sylvia Estrada and Sheryl Johnson, numerous; Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Visitation will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 from 11:00 Am until 12:00 PM with a Funeral Service following at The Living Word of Faith Church, 7900...
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Johnnie Louis Foshee, Jr.

November 21, 1951 - August 13, 2014

Johnnie Louis Foshee Jr., 62, passed away on duty as a pharmacist at the Kingwood Medical Center, Kingwood, Texas on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Born on November 21, 1951 in Houston, Texas, attended Milby High School, and was a registered pharmacist in Texas and Louisiana. He was preceded in death by mother Betty Lou Deason Foshee and grandparents Robert B. Deason Sr. and Annielee Deason. He is...
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Cass A. McDaniel

November 29, 1961 - August 12, 2014

Cass McDaniel, 52, beloved brother, son and friend, passed away in Houston, Tx on August 12, 2014. Cass was born November 29, 1961, in Plainview, Tx to Lewis and Gene McDaniel. He is survived by his parents; his sister, Amanda McDaniel; and his brother, Mace McDaniel. A memorial gathering will be held August 16, 2014, 2pm at South Park Funeral Home, Pearland, Tx.
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Arlene Henning

November 23, 1926 - August 12, 2014

Arlene Mae Henning , 87, was born on November 23, 1926 to Fred and Freida Grauerholz in Athol, Kansas. She went to be with her Lord on August 12, 2014 in Pearland, TX. Arlene worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for over 40 years combined, retiring in 1986. One of her greatest achievement was an acting Founding Charter Member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Pearland in 2005, now known as "New...
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Nina Kirkland

August 3, 1916 - August 10, 2014

Nina Kirkland, 98, was born on August 3, 1916 to Phill and Clara Lynch in Temple, TX. She went to be with her Lord on August 10, 2014 in Cleveland, TX. She leaves behind her loving family to carry on her legacy.
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Jose Jorge Cavazos

January 24, 1953 - August 5, 2014

Jose Jorge "Joe" Cavazos born January 24, 1953 passed away August 5th, 2014 in Houston, TX, with his beloved family by his side. Joe leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Rosie Cavazos, son T.J. Cavazos and wife Lizeth Cavazos, daughter Raquel Cavazos, and his pride and joy grandson Ryan Cavazos; as well as brothers and sisters Ram and Patsy Cavazos, Ruben and Julia Cavazos, Roland and Sandy...
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Dorothy Ann Feazle

January 29, 1930 - August 5, 2014

Dorothy Ann Feazle, 84, of Houston, Texas passed away August 5, 2014. Mrs. Feazle was preceded in death by her husband Calvin Feazle and brother Richard Jezek . She is survived by daughters; Nancy Groux and husband Charles and Kim Fealze and husband Richard Diaz, grandson; Andrew Groux, siblings; Patricia Kakos, Jeanette Jezek and Shirley Wiley, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host a...
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Raymone Dion Crawford

March 1, 1972 - August 3, 2014

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Jose Tomas Cruz

June 6, 1942 - August 3, 2014

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Elena Ramos Garza

February 24, 1932 - July 31, 2014

Elena Garza, 82, was born on February 24, 1932 to Jose and Rosa Ramos in San Antonio, TX. She went to be with her Lord on July 31, 2014 in South Houston, TX. Elena leaves behind her husband of 51 ½ years, Juventino Garza; children, Maria Elena (Javier) Rodriguez, Juventino (Allison) Garza Jr., Eduardo Manuel (Elia) Garza; grandchildren, Christopher, Phillip, McKenna, Maya, Chloe, Aile,...
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Joanne Angelo

January 22, 1933 - July 28, 2014

JoAnne Sanders Angelo, born January 22,1933, went to her Lord and Savior July 28th, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ardyth and Jimmy Sanders, and her loving husband, Romeo Angelo. She is survived by her Daughter and Son-in-Law, Jan and Buddy Geiger, her son and his wife, Paul and Jackie Hooks and her three brothers, Jimmy Sanders, Jr, wife Tomy, Jerry Sanders, and John Paul...
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Eleanor LaVonne Larson

June 5, 1928 - July 25, 2014

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Beverly Ann Griffith

July 3, 1948 - July 25, 2014

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Carl E. Hicks

August 18, 1927 - July 24, 2014

Carl Hicks, 86, of Houston, Texas went to be with the Lord, peacefully, on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Born August 18, 1927 in Waters (Pine Ridge) Arkansas, the only surviving sibling of five children to John Hicks and Dewey Risenhoover Hicks. He married Anna May Skinner on August 10, 1951. Carl and Anna May lived in Houston and raised their family before they retired and moved to Pine Ridge,...
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Lola Edna Watson

December 20, 1920 - July 23, 2014

Lola Edna Watson, 93, of Pasadena, Texas passed away July 23, 2014. Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband; Alvah "Zeke" Watson, son; Robert A. Watson and daughter; Betty Joyce Strickland. She is survived her son; Jimmie L. Watson and wife Dianne, grandchildren; Whitney L. Watson and Sheila R. Leitzel, great-grandchildren; Nikole and Dillon Davis.
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James Stanley Alley, Jr.

July 21, 1950 - July 21, 2014

James S. Alley, Jr. Forget the adjectives, James (Jim) S. Alley, Jr., simply left none that had not been used by family and friends in describing his warmth, his sense of fun, and all of his singular qualities, which will remain in our memories. He died on July 21, 2014, his 64th birthday. As a young person, Jim was a dedicated student and spent his junior year of college abroad in Paris...
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Lucretia Aleman

October 7, 1936 - July 21, 2014

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John Wilson Borden, Jr.

August 27, 1942 - July 21, 2014

John Wilson Borden, Jr., from Fresno, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 21, 2014. He was born on August 27, 1942 in Houston, Texas, and was preceded in death by his parents John W. Borden, Sr., Theda Vernelle Borden, Second Mother, Ruby Borden, Daughter Beverly Ann Gogle Bryant, and Granddaughter Natalie Davis. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol Ann Borden, Sister,...
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Guadalupe Hernandez Davalos

May 15, 1916 - July 20, 2014

Guadalupe (Hernandez) Davalos, 98, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of July 20, 2014. "Mrs. D", as she was affectionately known, was born on May 15, 1916 to Beatriz Guzman and Jose Maria Hernandez in Robstown, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, aunt, friend and grandmother. Her faith in God never ceased to amaze those who surrounded her. Mrs. Davalos is...
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Lucia Isas

December 1, 1957 - July 19, 2014

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Britney Vaughn Fields

April 22, 2014 - July 18, 2014

Baby Britney Vaughn Fields, passed away on July 18, 2014. She is survived by her loving parents, Brian K. Fields and Stacey D. Fields. A visistion will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at South Park Funeral Home from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM with the funeral services starting at 1:30 PM.
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Julia V. Padilla

February 29, 1928 - July 18, 2014

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Ipe Chandy Mulanthanthukuzhiyil

January 18, 1931 - July 17, 2014

Ipe Chandy Mulanthanthukuzhiyil, 83, passed away on July 17, 2014. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM at IPC Hebron Houston Church 4660 S. Sam Houston Parkway Houston, TX. 77048. Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:30AM at IPC Hebron Houston Church with Internment at South Park Cemetery.
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Ida Jean Griffin

March 15, 1924 - July 16, 2014

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Jorge H. Guerrero

March 24, 1942 - July 14, 2014

Jorge H. Guerrero, 72, was born on March 24, 1942 to Juan and Gracia Guerrero in Mexico. He joined his Heavenly Father on July 14, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Lucia Guerrero; children, Jorge Guerrero, Jr., Julio A. (Janete) Guerrero, Juan G. (Pamela) Guerrero, Jose A. Guerrero and Gerardo E. Guerrero; grandchildren, Alina, Briana, Isandro, Jacob, Gabriel, and Kamille;...
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Maria DeLaLuz Mascorro

November 22, 1925 - July 13, 2014

Maria DeLaLuz Mascorro, 88, passed away July 13, 2014. She was a resident of Pearland, TX. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00PM at SouthPark Funeral Home with a rosary starting at 6:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held July 16, 2014 at 12:30 PM at SoutPark Funeral Home in the chapel.
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William Douglas Harvey

September 21, 1927 - July 12, 2014

William (Bill) D. Harvey (86) Mr. Harvey was born on September 21, 1927 in Dallas, TX, to William B. and Anna Fisher Harvey and left this world peacefully on July 12, 2014 in Houston, TX. Bill was raised in Bremond, Texas and after graduation went into the Navy in 1945. After the Navy he attended Baylor University and played trumpet in the Golden Wave Band. He met Margaret Scott and they were...
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Estela Rodriguez Luna

September 30, 1935 - July 8, 2014

Estela Luna, 78, of Houston, Texas passed away July 8, 2014 in Pasadena, Texas. Mrs. Luna is survived by her husband of 61 years, Hilario Luna, children; Narcedalia Luna, Sergio Luna, Hilario Luna Jr., Fernando Luna and Sandra Casas, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, 5 siblings, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends Friday, July 11, 2014 from 1:00 P.M....
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April Laureen Hardisty

January 3, 1962 - July 6, 2014

April Hardisty was born January 3, 1962 to Maureen and Patrick Hayes. She passed away july 6, 2014. A thoughtful, caring mother and loving wife. Married to Lyle Hardisty for 33 years. Survived by her husband Lyle, children; Anthony, Amber, Lauren and LeAnn, grandchild; Ashton and brother; Sean, mother-in-law; Anna Ruth, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She enjoyed many family reunions...
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Louis J. Patek, Sr.

October 3, 1937 - July 5, 2014

Louis J. Patek, Sr., 76, died peacefully in his sleep on July 5, 2014. Louis was born on October 3, 1937 in Shiner, Texas to Jim an Albina Patek. He was a devout Catholic and an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8960 in Pearland. Louis is preceded in death by his loving wife, Geraldine Migl Patek. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Sharon and Ralph...
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Willie Ruth Walton-Ford

August 3, 1929 - July 5, 2014

Willie Ruth Ford, 84, of Houston passed away July 5, 2014. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Paul Thomas Ford Sr. and two children, Lana Sanders and Paul Thomas Ford, Jr. She is survived by her children Debbie Knight and husband Thomas, Kathy Brock and husband John, Richard Glen Ford and wife Judy, David Ford and wife Susan, and William Ford and wife Laura; grandchildren, Lynda...
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Margie Elizabeth Sullivan-Phillips

August 11, 1917 - July 5, 2014

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Eduardo Cortez

March 2, 1968 - July 4, 2014

Eduardo was born March 2nd 1968 and passed away July 4th, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years Velma Cortez, Daughter, Priscilla (Jeremias) Rueben , Son, Nathan Cortez, Daughter, Megan Alafa, and Son, Eduardo Cortez Jr. Grandchildren Jaden Lopez, Xavier Cortez, Mariah Lopez, Jacob Logan Cortez, and Sofia Rueben. He is also survived by his mother Margarita Cortez, His sister...
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Kenneth Lee Strange

October 22, 1936 - July 3, 2014

Kenneth Lee Strange , 77, was born on October 22, 1936 to Cecil F. Strange, Sr. and Leona Kreinhop in Houston, TX. He went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2014 in Pasadena, TX. Kenneth leaves behind his children, Kimberlee (Edward) Villella and Lisa Lee (Shannon) Cook; grandchild, Ian Christopher Hammons; brother, Cecil F. (Norma) Strange, Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Roberto Garcia

May 23, 1958 - June 30, 2014

Robert Garcia, (precious dad, brother, friend), was called to the Lord's side on Monday, June 30th. He leaves behind his precious children, Melissa and Ramiro Garcia, numerous brothers and sisters and his granddaughter Rita Garcia. He is preceded in death by his parents Anastacio and Maria Garcia and sister Rita Garcia. Robert was born and raised in Harlingen Texas. He will be greatly missed by...
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Jose M. Garcia

October 23, 1935 - June 30, 2014

Rev. Jose M Garcia, age 78, of Pearland, TX, passed away to be with the Lord on June 30, 2014. He was born October 23, 1935, in Mission, TX, the son of Rafael & Victoria Garcia. He was an evangelist and pastored a church, Ministerio del Espíritu Santo, located in Victoria, TX for 41 years. He loved his church family. He is survived by two brothers and two sisters: Rodolfo & Mercedes Garcia,...
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Terri Lyn Silva

January 15, 1958 - June 28, 2014

Terri Lyn Silva, 56, of Houston, TX passed away on June 26, 2014. Mrs. Silva is survived by her husband of 31 years Richard Silva, children; Jason Silva and wife Stephanie, Jeffrey Silva and wife Meagan, Tiffany Silva and Brad Silva, grandchildren; Makenzie, Lane, Kaylee, Logan and Kori Silva, sister; Tammy Schutt and husband Gordon, niece; Kelly Roth and husband Josh, nephew; Ryan Schutt, great...
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Helon Guinn Smith

November 2, 1920 - June 27, 2014

Helon Guinn Smith, 93, was born on November 2, 1920 in Lovelady, TX to Edgar and Essie Speer. She went to be with her heavenly father on June 27, 2014. Helon will be greatly missed.
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Howard Henry-Harry Gross

November 4, 1933 - June 27, 2014

Howard Henry-Harry Gross, 80, of Hunstville, Texas passed away in Trinity, Texas on June 27, 2014. Mr. Gross was preceded in death by his parents; Walter Alfred Gross and Enola Piel Gross, brothers; Fred and Walt Gross, sister; Shirley Childers. He is survived by sons; Michael Gross, Matthew Gross and wife Misty, grandchildren; Michael Gross Jr. And wife Jordan, Trista Hough and husband Bobby,...
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Viola M. Dodd

June 2, 1923 - June 26, 2014

Viola M. Dodd, 91, passed away on June 26, 2014 at her daughter's home. After 5 years on dialysis she chose to end the treatments. She resided at The Waterford in Deer Park the last 6 years. She retired after 30 years of service at the PISD Food Service as the cafeteria manager of Garfield Elementary School. She and her husband were members of the XYZ Club at the Casa Boom YMCA. Viola was...
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Peter Andersen Thyssen II

December 28, 1981 - June 25, 2014

Peter Andersen Thyssen departed this world on the evening of Wednesday 25, June 2014. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Thyssen, and their two children, Thomas and Therese. Peter is also survived by his parents, Ken and Suzy Thyssen, and his brothers, Dane and Olen Thyssen. Peter was born on December 28th, 1981, in Pasadena, Texas. He met his future wife, Elizabeth Ann Early at the...
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Geraldine Dorothy Collins

September 1, 1926 - June 22, 2014

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Betty Elliott

July 18, 1928 - June 18, 2014

Betty Jean Elliott, aged 85, died peacefully on June 18, 2014 after complications from an earlier hip fracture. Betty was born on July 18, 1928 in Sterling, Oklahoma, the daughter of Hosea Guy (Jack) Payne and Gladys B. Wallace. Betty grew up as the second oldest sibling during the depression in Cyril, Oklahoma where she learned at an early age to work the garden, milk the cow, churn the...
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Oralia Zuniga

January 14, 1933 - June 16, 2014

Mrs. Oralia Calvillo Zuniga, 81, was born on January 14, 1933 to Bonifacio and Isidra Calvillo. She went to be with her Lord on June 16, 2014 in Houston, TX. She leaves behind her children, Arturo (Victoria) Zuniga and Alberto (Norma) Zuniga; grandchildren, Alejandro, Patricia, Matthew, Ashley & Allison and siblings, Norma (Frank), Maria Ellena & Eliza (Roland). Oralia will be greatly missed...
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Phillip Richmond West, Jr.

August 4, 1946 - June 12, 2014

Phillip R. West, Jr., 67, of Houston, Texas passed away on June 12, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Freida West and brother, Gary West. Mr. West is survived by his wife; Patsy West, son; David West, daughters; Amanda Bursiaga and Mona Carrizales, sisters; Becky Neely and Phylisia McDonnel, brother; Bobby West, 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, numerous nieces,...
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Lawana Wynette Sharp

June 30, 1956 - June 9, 2014

Lawana Wynette Sharp, 57, went home to be with her first Love and Savior on Monday, June the 9, 2014. She was born June 30, 1956 to Richard Lee and Jessie Lee Sappington. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and above all else a servant of her Living God whom she loved with a passion that was only rivaled by her love for her family. She had a mission minded soul and would take every...
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Freddie J. Gregory

August 27, 1930 - June 9, 2014

Freddie J. Gregory, 83, passed into the arms of our heavenly Father on June 9, 2014. He was born on August 27, 1930 in Fairchilds, Texas to Agnes and Lawrence Gregory. Freddie resided in Houston where he and his loving wife of 63 years, Mildred raised 3 children and were blessed with 4 grandsons. He is survived by 2 sisters and a host of family and friends. The visitation will be held on Thursday...
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Maurice Davis

March 7, 1923 - June 7, 2014

Maurice Davis, 91, passed away on June 7, 2014 at his home. He was a D-Day survivor of World War II. He was a very independent man and was until his fall one week ago. He is preceded in death by his wife, Grace; three brothers and one sister. He is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law; Susan and Donald Dodd, Patricia Darling, & Pamela Collins. He had three grandchildren; Darren Dodd,...
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Eugene D. Zamorsky

June 9, 1929 - June 6, 2014

Eugene D. Zamorsky, 85, of Brookside Village, passed away on June 6, 2014. He was one of seven children born to Stanley and Albina Zamorsky on June 29, 1929. At the age of 19, Eugene enlisted in the U. S. Army and fought in WWII. Shortly thereafter he became a Houston Firefighter and worked his way up to District Chief. Eugene married Shirley Meyers from Louisiana. They were married 52 years...
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Mary Lee Box

February 18, 1926 - June 6, 2014

Mary Lee Box was received into the arms of our Savior on June 6, at the age of 88. She was born on February 18, 1926 in Houston, Texas. She is survived by longtime companion, Larry Kendrick and leaves a long legacy through her sons Dan Key (Angie) and Charles Key (Linda) and daughter Janet Key Allen (Martin), 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great. We know she will be...
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James Marlin Marsh

October 9, 1947 - June 4, 2014

James Marlin Marsh, 66, passed away June 4, 2014 due to complications of heart disease. He fought valiantly through leukemia and a stroke before his death. James, known to his friends as Marlin, was born in Houston to James Henry and Gladys Faye Marsh, who preceded him in death. Marlin is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sylvia Carpe Marsh, his 2 sons, James Michael of Houston and Bryan...
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Dewayne Edgar

June 17, 1933 - June 3, 2014

Dewayne Edgar, 80, of Houston passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He was born to the late Marvin and Eula Mae (Morgan) Edgar in Wood Hi, TX on June 17, 1933. He was the former owner of Nix Pest Control, retired at the age of 60. Also a member of the U.S. Army from 1952-1954, stationed in Alaska. Dewayne enjoyed spending time with his beautiful family and wonderful...
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Richard David Lee

August 26, 1958 - June 1, 2014

Richard David Lee, 55 of Pearland, Texas passed away on June 1, 2014. He was born August 26, 1958 in Muleshoe, Texas to Sydney Bobby and Peggy Beatrice Brackman Lee. Richard received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army on February 27, 1978. He is survived by his sons, David Allan Lee and wife Chelsea, Steven Richard Lee and wife Cora; daughter, Christina Nicole Lee; grandchildren,...
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Houston Evan Broome

March 20, 1926 - May 31, 2014

Houston Evan Broome, 88, of Mississippi passed away May 31, 2014 in Mississippi. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Mae Haining Broome; son, Rusty Broome; granddaughter, Leila; parents, Ernest and Lina Graves Broome; brothers, Ernest, J.D. and Vernon. Mr Broome is survived by daughters, Sharla (Gary) O'Brien, Wanda (Terry) Jacobs and Beverly Pham; son, Houston L. Broome; brothers,...
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William Gaines Jenkins

October 15, 1942 - May 31, 2014

William "Bill" Gaines Jenkins Sr; 71, a loved husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 after his battle with poor health. Bill was born on October 15, 1942 in Port Arthur, Texas to mother, Evelyn (Mercer) Jenkins and father, Paul Jenkins Sr. In 1961 he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1962 to 1967....
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Edward E. Curtiss

April 12, 1928 - May 30, 2014

Edward Ellis Curtiss, 86 passed away May 30, 2014. By his side was his loyal friend & caregiver Debbye Davidson. Ed was a Veteran who served in both the Army and Navy. A 32nd Degree A.F & A.M. Scottish Rite Mason. Retired after 27 yrs. With Greyhound Bus Lines Ed enjoyed good company, a drink, sharing stories, & going out to dinner. Ed was definitely a very cherished...
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Kathryn G. Zinkgraf

June 8, 1930 - May 28, 2014

Kathryn G. Zingraf, 83, 0f Houston, TX passed away on May 28, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband Howell Lee Zinkgraf. Mrs. Zinkgraf is survived by son; Fred Zinkgraf and wife Nancy, daughter; Kathy Hill and husband Mike, grandchildren; Andy Zinkgraf, Hailey Zinkgraf Erickson, Bobby Duke Zinkgraf, Joe Zinkgraf, Kayci Zinkgraf, Travis Hill and Kevin Hill, six great-grandchildren, sisters-in...
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Maurine Cook Kruppa

January 16, 1914 - May 26, 2014

Maurine Cook Kruppa, 100, of Houston, TX passed away on Monday, May 26th 2014. She was born January 16, 1914 in San Benito, TX to the late Mabel and Millard Cook. Mrs. Kruppa was preceded in death by husband "Eddie" and son Rodney Kruppa. Survived by son, Douglas "Doug" (Laurie) Kruppa; daughter-in-law, Sylvia; grandchildren, Tracy Lynn(Bill) Hughes, Keith (Lee Ann) Kruppa, Marni Kruppa (George)...
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Rene De La Garza

October 14, 1961 - May 25, 2014

"Coach" Rene De La Garza, devoted husband, father, brother and son passed on Sunday May 25, 2014 after a long battle with Myasthenia Gravis. Visitation will be held at South Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, Pearland, Texas on Wednesday the May 28th at 3:00 pm and Thursday, May 29th at 4:00 pm, with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at St. Lukes Catholic Church, Houston, Texas on...
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Adolpho Gonzales, Sr.

April 25, 1941 - May 23, 2014

Adolph Gonzales, Sr. was born in Houston, TX and was living in Rosharon, TX for 27 yrs. He retired from Harris County Prec. 3 where he worked for 34 years. He worked at R.E. Bob Smith Ranch for many years before he left to work for the county. Aldoph is survived by his wife, Beatrice Zepeda G. of 50 yrs.; children, Yvonne Orozco, Arlene Ray & Tommy Ray, Evette Garza, Norma Gonzales, Adolph, Jr....
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Maria Christina Rivas

February 15, 2014 - May 23, 2014

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Steven Mark Taylor

June 11, 1960 - May 18, 2014

Steven Mark Taylor, 53 years old passed away May 18th, 2014 peacefully at home surrounded by his close family. He was born June 11th, 1960 in Chickasha, Ok. to James and Jackie Taylor. He was a member of the Absentee Shawnee Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. He is survived by his six children, daughter Tara Pennington and husband Brandon of Blue Springs, Mo. son, Tim Taylor and wife Stacie of Tuttle,...
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Guadalupe R. Arriaga

December 31, 1934 - May 17, 2014

Guadalupe R. Arriaga, born December 31, 1934 in Santa Teresa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Guadalupe Arriaga was a pastor for more than 30 years. He led his family, friends, church and community by example in his faithful walk with God in His service. Guadalupe is survived by his wife Ernestina Alaniz Arriaga. They were married in Weslaco, TX on December 16, 1951. He is survived by his daughters, Amalia...
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Ofelia Alba Houle

December 24, 1924 - May 13, 2014

Ofelia Alba Navas Houle "Fifi", 89, of Pearland, Texas, died peacefully at home May 13, 2014 after a brief illness. Visitation will be Friday, May 23rd, 9 a.m. at South Park Funeral Home with a memorial service following at 10 a.m. Family and friends will gather at the home of Mary Knight following the service. Ofelia was preceded in death by her husband Edmund Houle Sr., step-daughter Sharron...
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Robert Carrizal

October 15, 1946 - May 12, 2014

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Nancy Murphy

October 4, 1925 - May 11, 2014

Nancy Kolody Wheeler Murphy was born October 4, 1925 in Bellis, Alberta, Canada. She passed away on May 11, 2014 and was 88 years old. She met LM Wheeler, who was in the Air Force stationed in Edmondon, Alberta at a dance, married and moved to Texas in 1945. Nancy worked at Continental Can Company for 32 years. She loved to work, cook and water ski. She crotched and made quilts for her...
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Patricia Wyvone Riner

April 27, 1930 - May 11, 2014

Patricia Wyvone Riner, 84, peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She was born April 27, 1930 in Breckenridge, Texas to Homer and Iona Offield. Patricia will be greatly missed by her devoted sons and daughters-in-law who survive her, Michael Ray Riner, Jr. and wife JoNell, Robert James Riner and wife Sandra, Stephen Neil Riner and wife Kevine, Wade Alan Riner and wife...
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Frances Elizabeth Woodruff

April 23, 1932 - May 10, 2014

On May 10, 2014, the Lord called FRANCES CRONKHITE WOODRUFF home. She was born April 23, 1932 in San Antonio. She was active within her church and will be missed by her family, friends and neighbors. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Taylor; children John (Dorothy) Woodruff of Missouri City, Karen Reiland of Houston and Paula Keeth of Glenn Heights; three granddaughters and a great...
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William Praus

October 20, 1929 - May 9, 2014

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Olan F. Horn

October 26, 1920 - May 8, 2014

Olan Horn, AKA as "Cotton" and more recently as "Pop, was born Oct. 26, 1920 in Pike County, Arkansas. He grew up in Boyd, TX where he began his career in banking while still in high school. After graduation he moved to Lubbock where he met and married LaNelle. They had 3 daughters, Sallie, Mollie and Katie. The girls gave them 7 grandsons and 3 granddaughters. Eventually there were 12 great...
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Hung The Pham

September 4, 1926 - May 7, 2014

Hung The Pham, 87, passed away May 7, 2014 in Houston, Texas. He is survived by children, Minh Lien Pham and husband Hung Quang Pham of Houston, TX, Niet Pham and husband San Quoc Nguyen of Houston, TX, Lieu Huynh and husband Phat Huynh of New City, NY, Xuan Loan Pham and husband Duc Dai Pham of Houston, TX, Lan Ngoc Pham and husband Hung Xuan Truong, of Houston, TX,Lu The Pham and wife...
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Bryan Shannon

January 3, 1942 - May 5, 2014

Bryan Shannon, 72, was born on January 3, 1942 in San Antonio, TX. He went to God on May 5, 2014 in Houston, TX. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School and Sam Houston State University where he achieved a degree in chemistry. Bryan accomplished the art of flying as a private pilot, a volunteer fire fighter and paramedic; he also served in the U.S. Marine Corp. As a 35 year resident of...
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Mary M. Villareal

August 26, 1925 - May 3, 2014

Mary M. Villareal, 88, of Houston, TX passed away, May 3, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Villareal, son, David Villareal. Mrs. Villareal is survived by her son, Omar Villareal, granddaughter, Julie Lobley,great- grandsons, Michael Villareal and Euan Lobley, brothers, Joel Hinojosa and Josh Hinojosa, sisters, Sally Salais, Elizabeth Flores and Lydia Saladino, numerous...
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Maria Carmen Salazar

June 3, 1939 - May 2, 2014

Maria Carmen Salazar, 74, of Houston, TX passed away May 2, 2014 in Houston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Salazar and twin sister, Socoro Garza. Mrs. Salazar is survived by her son, Juan Salazar, grandchildren, Samantha, Christopher and Adrian Salazar, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:30 P.M...
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Elenora Forbes Auzenne

October 4, 1943 - May 1, 2014

Elenora Forbes Auzenne, 70, of Pearland, Texas passed away on May 1, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She is survived by her children, James Brousard, David Brousard, Anthony Brousard, John Brousard and Demetria Butler, brother, John B. Forbes, sister, Gloria Boykin, 11 grandchildren, 5 great grand-children, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Visitation will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 from...
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Gene Nemitz Windle

December 13, 1922 - April 26, 2014

Gene Nemitz Windle, 91, of Friendswood, TX passed away on April 26, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Nemitz, sister, Lucille Payne and brother, Merle Ramsey. Mrs. Windle is survived by her husband Robert Windle, children, Deborah Nemitz, Carol Pierson, Jim Nemitz, Randy Nemitiz, Donna Windle, Richard Windle, Mike Windle, and Chris Windle, numerous...
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Sherry Echols

September 20, 1957 - April 23, 2014

Sherry Echols, born Sept. 20, 1957 in Sterling, Co to Richard and Irene Exley, went to be with her Lord April 23, 2014. Sherry retired as an office manager from IKG Industries and she was very proud to be a graduate of The Leaders Edge School of Ministries at Dominion Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Carolyn Faye. Survivors include her husband Tommy Echols;...
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Jose Lopez Rodriguez

October 25, 1944 - April 22, 2014

Jose Lopez Rodriguez, 69, was a twin son born to Agapito and Cipriana Rodriguez on October 25, 1944 in Sugarland, TX. He died on April 22, 2014 in Pasadena, TX. He was known as "Joe" and was raised in Alvin, Tx. He graduated from Alvin High School, as a child he enjoyed playing baseball on the sandlots and was fond of telling everyone that Nolan Ryan was one of his teammates. After...
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Wanda Palmer Nichols

November 29, 1930 - April 22, 2014

Wanda Nichols was born on November 29, 1930 to Robert and Jessie Palmer. After growing up in East Texas, her family moved to Pearland where Wanda met Jay Nichols. Jay and Wanda eloped on November 4, 1953 and were married until Jay's death in 2006. Wanda worked for Houston Pipeline Co. in Pearland for nearly 30 years. She retired but decided that wasn't for her so she went back to work full...
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Oakley Kenneth Davidson

August 8, 1935 - April 21, 2014

Oakley Kenneth Davidson, 78 years old peacefully passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Houston, Texas. He was born August 8, 1935 in Capels, West Virginia to Garnett and Mary Davidson. Oakley is survived by his children, Kenneth Davidson, Rebecca Gonzalez and husband, Esequiel, Michael Davidson and wife, Tish; grandchildren, Joseph Gonzalez, Elizabeth (Victor) Torres, Shane (Amber) Sykes,...
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Evelyn Mildred Carter

October 16, 1926 - April 21, 2014

Evelyn Mildred Carter, 87, passed away on April 21, 2014 in Alvin, TX. She was born on October 16, 1926 in Webster, TX. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willis T. Carter. She is also preceded by her parents, Luther John Lindley and Maggie Plumly and also preceded by 2 grandchildren. She is survived by her children: Tommy Carter and wife Diane, Donna Henson ans husband Rusty, Jimmy Carter...
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Kathaleen Blye LeFan

October 25, 1914 - April 20, 2014

Kathaleen Blye Lefan, 99 of Willis, Texas passed away April 20, in Houston, Texas. Mrs. LeFan is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Hooper, grandson, Richard Fleming, granddaughter, Donna Whittleman, great-grandchildren, Ryan and Roddy Fleming, John Whittleman, Jr. and Courtney Brown, 5 great-great grandchildren, niece and nephews. Graveside services will be held at SouthPark Cemetery, 1310 North...
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Mary Louise Butler

January 26, 1927 - April 18, 2014

Mary Louise Butler, 87, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Pearland, Texas. She was born January 26, 1927in Memphis, Tennessee to Henry and Frances Austin Nelson. Mary was preceded in death by her husband William H. Butler, Jr. She is survived her son, Buddy Butler; daughter, Stephanie Lynn Lott and her husband Michael; grandchildren, Michael Butler and his wife Christine,...
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Rosemary Bruner

August 26, 1929 - April 17, 2014

Rosemary Demecs Bruner, of Pearland, Texas, was born on August 26, 1929. A native of Akron, Ohio, she graduated from San Jacinto High School after the family's move to Houston. She is survived by; sister-in-law, Judy Demecs Navarro; nephews, Steven Demecs and wife, Traci Demecs, Matt Demecs and wife, Misty; niece, Cynthia Smiley and husband, Bob Smiley; cousin, Tracy Moody; aunt, Sophie Imhoff...
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Ruth D. Crysler

May 29, 1913 - April 16, 2014

Ruth D. Crysler, 100, peacefully passed away on April 16, 2014 in Pasadena, Texas. She was born May 29, 1913 in Willisville, Illinois to Charles Edward and Mary Mae Valentin Dilday. Ruth is survived by her son, Arron "Jack" Norrix and this wife Mary; grandchildren, Jacquilyn Vandagrif & husband Mark, Erin Jill Norrix, Veronica Wiburn & husband Troy; great granddaughter, Stephanie Bachley &...
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Felix Craig

October 13, 1934 - April 15, 2014

Felix Craig, 79, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was born October 13, 1934 in Hemphill, Texas to Elige Felix and Hazel V. Elliott Craig. He is survived by his wife of 60 years of marriage, Sallie A. Craig; sons, Bobby Craig(Karen), Billy Craig(Gwen); grandchildren, Cheryl Lavender (Steven), Michelle Craig, Joshua Maropis (Deven), Nicholas Rankin; great grandchildren; Alex...
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Patricia Reed

July 16, 1938 - April 11, 2014

Patricia Reed, 75, was born on July 16, 1938 in Lake Charles, LA to Albert and Mildred Reed. She left her earthly home on April 11, 2014 in Pearland, TX. Patricia leaves behind her brother, Leo Reed and his wife, Peggy; sister, Resa Lagarde and her husband, EJ, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
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Rosalinda M. Gonzales

July 26, 1967 - April 10, 2014

Rosalinda Gonzales Rosie was born on July 26, 1967 to Maria and Juan Montelongo, In a small rural community of Gibson City, IL . She departed this life on April 10, 2014 at St. Luke's Patients Medical Center, after a 26 year long battle with Lupus. She was united in marriage to Mario Gonzales on September 18, 1993. They were happily married for 20 years and were blessed with a baby boy in...
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Betty Jo Yates

June 25, 1926 - April 9, 2014

Betty Jo Connell Oliphant Yates, was born on June 25, 1926 to Rice Piecre and Velma Grace Connell in McKenzie, Tenn. She left her earthly home on April 9, 2014 in Houston, TX. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
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Ylana Morales

April 5, 2005 - April 8, 2014

Ylana Jewell Morales, age 9, of Pasadena Texas passed away Tuesday April 8, 2014, at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston Texas. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Ylana had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life. Ylana is survived by her parents Toni Casteel and Sergio Morales, her sister Miah Morales, best friend Summer Brochu,...
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Duncan McDonald

January 1, 1953 - April 8, 2014

Duncan Scott McDonald went to sleep in the arms of Jesus at the age of 61, at home with his mother and sister in Fresno, Texas, on April 8, 2014. Duncan was strong and courageous in fighting his battle with biliary cancer, trusting God with all his heart. He was born in Wayne Michigan on January 1, 1953, at Nankin Hospital. He is the son of Joseph and Monette McDonald, and brother to Phil...
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Ronald Roy Bradley

September 27, 1927 - April 7, 2014

Ronald Roy Bradley, 86, of Pearland, went to be with the Lord Jesus, Monday, April 7, 2014. He was a beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his four children, Peggy Cheney, Cindy Hamilton, Terry Bradley and Ronald Bradley; grandchildren, Justin Bradley, Christina Bradley-Featherly , Nikki Bradley, Haley Bradley, Kelly Viera, Jessica Lane, Chad Bradley, James...
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Aurora L. Chavez

April 27, 1934 - April 7, 2014

Aurora L. Chavez, beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with The Lord on April 7, 2014. She was born to Seferino E. Lopez Sr. and Maria C. Lopez, April 27, 1934, in Ballinger, TX. Aurora worked with Head Start for 31 years until her retirement. Aurora lived a joyful life and relished each day. No matter the crowd, Aurora brought sunshine to the occasion. She was a person of great compassion...
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Wilton Hewes Milstead

July 31, 1927 - April 6, 2014

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Gerald D. Corson

May 6, 1924 - April 6, 2014

Mr. Gerald D. Corson, 89, of Palestine, TX passed away April 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife Hallie Triplett Corson. He is survived by his children, Gerald Corson Jr., Sandra Crawford, Clyde Corson, Michael Corson, Ronald Corson and Daniel Corson, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Visitation will be held...
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Puthiyampurath U. John

October 27, 1943 - April 4, 2014

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Felipe Abrego III

February 1, 1962 - April 2, 2014

Felipe Abrego III, 52, of Houston, TX passed away on April 2, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Olivia Abrego, father, Felipe Abrego II , sister, Kimberly Abrego, brothers, Raymond and Pedro Abrego, also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will follow in the...
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Joe E. Garland II

October 14, 1959 - April 1, 2014

Joe E. Garland II, born Oct. 14, 1959, entered into rest April 1, 2014. Joe was dedicated hardworking employee and was a Journeyman Lineman for 32 years. He was employed by North Houston Pole Line Construction and loved what he did. Joe was a loving husband, father, son and brother and will be missed by all. He is preceded in death by his parents Wanda and Joe E. Garland, Sr. and his son...
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