Our Obituaries

Otila O. Garza

October 13, 1927 - January 25, 2018

Otila "Tillie" Garza passed on to the arms of our Blessed Mother and Divine Father on January 25, 2018. Tillie Garza celebrated her 90th Birthday on October 13, 2017, with Mariachis serenading, as she sang along in Houston, Texas where she resided since 2006. Friendly and engaging, Tillie was always smiling, happy and loving to everyone she met. She will be recruited as a greeter in Heaven...
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Chamika Nicole Venelle Scott

May 9, 1984 - January 21, 2018


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Orlyn Ewing MASTER

April 19, 1920 - January 21, 2018

The full life of Orlyn (Spud, Gomer, Al, Jo) Master reached a peaceful end on January 21, 2018 in Houston, Texas, at age 97.Orlyn was born to Oscar and Fern (Ewing) Master April 19, 1920 in Kewanna, Indiana, and was a member of the 1938 Kewanna High School graduating class.He entered the US WWII military service in 1942, trained and served as a B-17 navigator for the European theater. His plane...
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Emily Anne CROOM

October 1, 1943 - January 21, 2018

Emily Anne Croom was born in Houston, Texas on October 1, 1943, the child of Pitser Blalock Croom and Fletcher Metcalfe Croom. Emily entered into eternal rest at 5:20 a.m. January 21, 2018 in Bellaire, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and her only sibling, Judith Croom King. Emily is survived by her husband Robert Turner Shelby, a nephew Thomas Blalock King, a niece Sara...
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Gioconda Catherine Sanford

April 5, 1921 - January 20, 2018

Gioconda Catherine "Jo" Seccafen Sanford died peacefully on January 20, 2018 in Houston, Texas at the age of 96. Gioconda is survived by her son Robert Sanford and numerous family members in the East Texas area and the Savona area of Italy. She is preceded in death by husband, Daniel Elee Sanford and son, Daniel Hermann Sanford. Gioconda was born on April 5, 1921 in Udine, Italy to Davide...
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Gene Clarence Craig

September 19, 1932 - January 19, 2018

Gene Clarence Craig beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home, on January 19, 2018. Born on September 19, 1932, Gene and his twin sister were the youngest of 5 children. Gene was born and raised in Galesburg Illinois. After serving in the U.S. Army, Gene earned his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University in Peoria Illinois. Gene and...
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Marvin Leo Bauer

April 18, 1927 - January 18, 2018

Marvin Bauer, 90, Passed away January 18th, 2018 in Houston. Marvin was born April 18, 1927. He served in the navy toward the end of WWII, stationed in Guam. After the war he graduated from Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee and soon after started working as an accountant at Pate Oil Company. A few years later he met his wife, Bernice, at the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee and they were...
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Spencer Welsh Parsons

April 25, 1930 - January 17, 2018

Spencer W. Parsons passed away from natural causes at the age of 87 in Houston, Texas on the 17th day of January, 2018. Spencer was born on the 25th of April, 1930 in Wichita, Kansas to Clarence Parsons and Helen Welsh Parsons. Spencer was an Associate Professor of Architecture at Rice University. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, a Certificat d'Etudes from the...
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Hazel Pool

July 9, 1920 - January 14, 2018

Hazel Pool, 97, passed away January 15, 2018. She was born in Shreveport, LA and was preceded in death by her husband Herbert C. Pool, Jr.Hazel is survived by her son Herbert C. Pool III, daughter, Donna Otto, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.A visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 PM, followed by the funeral service 1:00 PM, Friday, January 19, 2018 at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home...
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Robert Lawrence Foye

October 14, 1998 - January 13, 2018

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our son, Robert Lawrence Foye on January 13th, 2018. He was 19 years old. Robert was the oldest of four children, with a brother and two sisters, and spent most of his life outside the US. We moved to Hong Kong when he was two months old. When Robert was three, we moved to London, where he later attended a neighborhood school (in his tie and...
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Doris Groener Fadely

May 1, 1920 - January 13, 2018

Doris M. Fadely, cherished wife and mother, passed away on January 13, 2018, at the age of 97. She is survived by her daughter Trish of Houston and numerous relatives. During World War II, she volunteered as a nursing assistant at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and throughout her years in Houston, beginning in 1951, she continued to give her time tirelessly to Holy Ghost Church and School activities...
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Lillian Platt

April 4, 1923 - January 12, 2018

Lillian Platt, age 94, went to be with the Lord January 12, 2018. She was born April 4, 1923 in Crisfield, Maryland. She is preceded in death by her husband Louis Milton Platt, and her brother William Lawson Evans. She is survived by her daughter Loretta Turbeville and husband John Turbeville, her grand-daughter Abigail Coatsworth and husband James Coatsworth, her sister Mary Lee Speidel and...
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Fay Desale

January 2, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Fay Everett Hickey Desale passed away on Monday, the 8th of January 2018, at the age of 88. She was born on the 2nd of January 1930, to Larry and Ruby Everett in Melville, Louisiana. Fay was the youngest of four children, and is preceded in death by her parents and three siblings, Hobart Ray Everett, Fern Everett Luker, and Melvin Eugene Everett.Fay moved to Houston in 1943 and graduated from...
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Victor Martin

February 14, 1920 - January 6, 2018

Sister Victor Martin, CCVI, a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas passed away on January 6, 2018. May she now enjoy the presence of God, the One whom she loved and served so faithfully.Sister Victor was born Eileen Bridget in County Cork, Ireland to William and Eileen Lehane Martin. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1938 at St. Michael Convent in Co...
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Mary Nora Dwan,

February 3, 1917 - January 5, 2018

Sister Mary Nora Dwan, CCVI, a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, died on January 5, 2018. May she enjoy God's presence for all eternity. Sr. Mary Nora was born in 1917 to John and Mary Anne Tobin Dwan in Kilbeg, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary, Ireland and named Nano Dwan. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas on April 30, 1931. Sister...
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Craig Thomas Phillips

February 19, 1938 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.
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Mary Elizabeth Kester

October 10, 1950 - January 2, 2018

Mary Kester, 67, of Friendswood, Texas died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at home after a courageous battle against cancer.Mary was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia and grew up in Kentucky and Texas. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and University of Houston with a Bachelors in Psychology. After graduation, she began a career that spanned 20 years in both the semiconductor and...
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Edward Joseph Glaser

July 24, 1923 - January 1, 2018

Edward Joseph Glaser joined our heavenly father on January 1, 2018 surrounded by family. He was born on July 24, 1923 in Houston, Texas. He graduated from St. Thomas High School and attended the University of Houston for one year where he completed 700 hours of Aviation Mechanics School. He then volunteered for service in the Navy from November 18, 1942 until he was honorably discharged on...
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Margaret Ann Boles

March 27, 1930 - January 1, 2018

Margaret Ann Weedon Boles1930 - 2018Early on January 1, 2018, Margaret Boles celebrated the New Year by reuniting with her husband Joe, a host of friends and family, and most importantly her Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on March 27, 1930 to Hardy and Carrie Weedon in Bryan, Texas. After three sons, Margaret was celebrated by her mother and clothed in lace and curls which often clashed with...
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Dalton Hoffman

December 23, 1941 - December 30, 2017

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:Westbury Baptist Church10425 Hillcroft St.Houston, TX. 77096 orAlzheimer's Foundation of America322 8th. Ave. #700New York, N.Y. 10001
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David Walter Anderson

November 27, 1987 - December 29, 2017

David Walter Anderson unexpectedly passed away December 29, 2017 at home after sharing a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Cristina, kids, Gaby (10) and Lilly (8), parents, Phil and Donna, and sister Carly Anderson. David was extremely creative and brought joy to many through personal training and music. His songs and our memories of him will always...
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Raymond Everett Meyn,

August 29, 1942 - December 27, 2017

Beloved husband and father Dr. Raymond E. Meyn Jr. passed away on December 27, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Ray was born August 29,1942 in Mobile, AL to Raymond E. Meyn, Sr. and Nadine Meyn, where Ray Sr. was serving in Army Corps of Engineers. When the war ended, the Meyns returned to Kansas City, KS where Ray grew up alongside his younger sister, Nancy. As a kid, Ray enjoyed helping...
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Jose Lim Pabilona

October 4, 1938 - December 25, 2017

Flowers can be sent to:Restland Funeral Home and Cemetary13005 Greenville AvenueDallas, TX 75243
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Ira Crain

November 26, 1944 - December 23, 2017

Ira B. Crain, 73, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Ira was a beloved sister. She is survived by two sisters, Donna Burnett and Leanne Burnett as well as Leanne's children, Alix Halter and Ian Halter. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, Ira graduated from University of Houston and later passed all 4 parts of the CPA exam on the first sitting. Subsequently, she worked for a big...
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Lloyd Edward Loftis

March 22, 1931 - December 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.
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Robert Raymond Ottis

June 25, 1959 - December 11, 2017

Robert R. Ottis, Jr. was born in Houston, Texas, on June 25, 1959, and died on Monday, December 11, 2017 in Silverthorne, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Emil and Nellie Ottis and Ignazio and Clara Ancona, his father, Robert R. Ottis, and his brother, Anthony I. Ottis. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Ancona Ottis, three siblings and seven nieces and nephews: Emil John...
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Reid Fairfax Carter

March 19, 1919 - December 5, 2017

Reid Fairfax CarterReid passed away on December 5, 2017, he was 98 years old.Reid was born in New York City on March 19, 1919 to Anthony Jarhart Carter and Florence Braithwaite Carter. Reid is survived by: His beloved wife of 63 years, Janette, brother Anthony J. Carter and wife Louise of Denver, Colorado, son Reid Carter and wife Nellie of New York, son Bruce Carter and wife Sally and his...
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Mary Elizabeth Danhauser

May 15, 1926 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.
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Mary Blanche Prats

March 7, 1929 - December 4, 2017

The wonderful life of Mary Blanche Flaherty Prats ended peacefully in her sleep on December 4, 2017. Born March 7, 1929, Mary was a native Houstonian, and the second of five children born to Joseph and Nellie Blanche Flaherty. She graduated from Missouri City High School, where she was a cheerleader, and attended business college. Mary began her career as an executive secretary at Diebold Safe &...
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Frances Adele Arnold

December 12, 1921 - December 2, 2017

Frances Adele Arnold, 95, passed away after a brief illness on December 2, 2017. She was born into a military family in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, on December 12, 1921, and grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas before moving to Texas. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Arnold, and her son, William Edward Arnold, a Vietnam veteran. She is survived by her nephew, Lawrence A. Wheeler,...
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Kathrine Lee Fewox

November 9, 1942 - November 30, 2017

Kathrine Lee Marshall Fewox died peacefully, with her family by her side, on November 30, 2017, after a valiant fight against numerous illnesses. She was 75 years old.She is survived by her daughter, Samantha Fewox of Houston, Texas; beloved grandson Collin; brother Douglas V. Marshall Jr., wife Carolyn; nephew Jeff Marshall, wife Kristina; niece Jill Marshall; great nieces Lauren and Ashton...
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Margaret A. Watson

April 13, 1927 - November 30, 2017

Margaret "Murph" Watson passed away on November 30 2017. She was a beloved wife,mother and friend. Preceded in death by her husband Robert Watson Jr. and survived by sonDaniel Watson and sister-in-law Dorothy Armstrong. Margaret enjoyed bowling for decades atPalace Lanes and in recent years traveling across the U.S.She was also active in St. Alberts for many years as well as AARP groups.A...
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Allen Lubbock Lewis

July 16, 1924 - November 30, 2017

Allen Lubbock Lewis, Native Houstonian, died November 30, 2017 at his current residence, The Forum in Houston. He was a descendent of Frances R. Lubbock, the ninth Governor for the State of Texas. Mr. Lewis was born on July 16, 1924, the only child of Katherine Adair Lubbock and Charles Allen Lewis. A lifelong Presbyterian, he was a member of several congregations serving as Deacon, Elder and...
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Mamie Carolyn Wilson

March 8, 1935 - November 29, 2017

Mamie Carolyn (Bailey) Wilson exchanged her temporary earthly home for her eternal heavenly home on November 29, 2017 to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She passed from this life to the next at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. Judging by her energy and constant creative activity, no one could ever believe her age. She was 82 years, 8 months, and 21 days old at her passing....
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Patricia Clare Lamb

November 14, 1935 - November 27, 2017

Patricia Clare Lamb, poet and scholar, born at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston on November 14,1935, died peacefully at St. Dominic Village on November 27, 2017. Miss Lamb was predeceased by her father, Hugh R. Lamb, her mother, Margaret McKeon Lamb, and her sister, Dolores A. Lamb. She is survived by her cousins Theresa Trojacek and Catherine Mohr. She was a graduate of St. Agnes Academy and the...
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Vick Forrest Giles

December 26, 1945 - November 26, 2017

Vick Forrest Giles came into this world on December 26, 1945, and departed on November 26, 2017. Born to Elsie Chambers Giles and Vic Robinson Giles in Houston, Texas, Vick attended Bellaire High School and then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968, a Bachelor of Architecture in 1969, and an MBA in 1980 from Rice University. He served in the Texas National Guard before going on to a...
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Robert Brian Schultz

October 3, 1960 - November 22, 2017

Brian Schultz passed away unexpectedly November 22, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born October 3, 1960 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Brian was preceded in death by his mother Sandra Zimmerman Schultz, and by his grandparents Frances and David Zimmerman, and Gertrude and Joe Schultz. He is survived by his father and stepmother Richard and Ann Schultz, brother Jeffrey Schultz, brother and sister-in...
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Bettye Terese Moore

December 26, 1942 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.
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Helena Kennedy Groenewegen

November 10, 1915 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.
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Myrtice Mooneyham Kazee

November 16, 1929 - November 17, 2017

Myrtice Mooneyham Kazee, 88, went home to be with her Lord on November 17, 2017 in Houston, TX. She is survived by her daughter, Georgette Mooneyham Robertson (Andy), stepdaughter Ann Clark Kazee, and stepson Robert B. Kazee Jr. (Tim Trujillo). She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Robert Joseph Mooneyham and Rachel Marie Mooneyham and their Mother Denise Mooneyham, William George...
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Mary Hilary Bowen,

March 31, 1921 - November 15, 2017

Sr. Mary Hilary Bowen, CCVI, a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, died at1:00 A.M. on November 15, 2017. She now enjoys the fullness of eternal life with God.Sr. Hilary was born Hannah Bowen, daughter of John Francis Bowen and Hannah Murphy Bowen on March 31, 1921 in Cork City, County Cork, Ireland. She was the eldest of four sisters and five brothers. Hannah entered the Sisters of Charity...
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Stuart Henry Kemp

June 12, 1964 - November 13, 2017

It is with a very heavy heart that the family of Stuart Henry Kemp, 53, announces his untimely death on Monday, the 13th of November, 2017. Stuart was born in Midland, Texas, on June 12, 1964, and moved with his family to Chappaqua, New York, and Baltimore, Maryland, before finally settling in Houston in 1974. Stuart graduated from Woodberry Forest School in 1983. He made so many lifelong friends...
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Helen J. Willis

May 28, 1919 - November 12, 2017

Helen Judith Willis, 98, a resident of Houston, Texas, born in Mandan, North Dakota went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 12. 2017. Mrs. Willis was preceded in death by her parents Joseph F. Vavra and Katherine Beba Vavra; her spouse of 62 years Alon P. Willis Jr. of Jena, Louisiana, adopted son Cavin, one sister and seven brothers, three brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law. Mrs....
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Kathryn Hunter Cates

May 9, 1960 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.
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Lawrence Dean Skarke

August 16, 1953 - November 6, 2017

Lawrence (Larry) Dean Skarke , 64, of Beaumont,TX passed away on Monday November 6, 2017. Larry was born in Beaumont on August 16, 1953. He attended St. Anne Catholic School and graduated from Beaumont High School. He served as an Airman in the Airforce from 1975 to 1979 then worked for most of his career at Becker Printing. Throughout his life, Larry was a devout member of St. Anne's Catholic...
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Kathleen O'Malley

November 4, 1931 - November 1, 2017

Sister Kathleen O'Malley, C.V.I., died on November 1, 2017. She was born in Newport, Mayo Ireland, born to John and Catherine O'Malley on November 4, 1931.Sister was a graduate of Incarnate Word Academy, Houston, and received a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, and a Masters in Education from Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa.Sister Kathleen entered the Congregation of the Incarnate...
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Colleen Buckles

December 1, 1928 - November 1, 2017

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Marion Louise Dellis

April 28, 1927 - October 26, 2017

Marion Louise Dellis, age 90, of Houston Texas, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017.Mrs Dellis was a wonderful stay at home mother who was active with her two daughters in school and church until they were grown. During her younger years, she loved making beautiful clothes for her daughters, planning parties, as well as being a school room mother, den mother and even helping in decorating a...
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Mike Kaleel

May 15, 1926 - October 26, 2017

Mike Kaleel, age 91, of Houston, Texas passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday October 26, 2017. Mike was born May 15, 1926 in Brenham, Texas to Louise Mike Kaleel and Louis Kaleel. Mike is survived by his wife of 56 years, Annette Margiolos Kaleel; daughters Denise Anawaty and husband Robert, Debbie Henderson and husband Todd; grandchildren, Wade and Brian...
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Susie Loftis

January 22, 1933 - October 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.
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Gerry Beth Jaynes

March 6, 1951 - October 17, 2017

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Shirley Negy

August 10, 1934 - October 15, 2017

On Sunday, October 15, 2017 Shirley Negy passed away at the age of 83 and went home to the Lord. She was loved by all who knew her and was always a shining light to brighten anyone's day. Her positivity was contagious. She was always very responsible and self-reliant and set a fantastic example for her children and grandchildren on how to manage their homes, finances, and families. She was modest...
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Kellie Lea Wardlow

February 1, 1963 - October 14, 2017

Kellie Lea Wardlow was born in Houston, TX at St. Joseph Hospital on February 1, 1963. She passed away October 14, 2017. Kellie graduated from Memorial Hall High School and attended Blinn Jr. College.She enjoyed working retail and her repeat customers would always enjoy her attentive and professional assistance. She loved Galveston, TX and was happiest while visiting with her mother, brother...
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Jimmie Harbour Porter

January 8, 1926 - October 11, 2017

Jimmie N. Harbour "Jay" Porter went to be with the Lord on October 11, 2018. Jay has been reunited with her husband Allen Porter and son Wade Porter. She is survived by son Clay Porter, wife Susan and sons Bryan and Brandon, daughter in law Rayda Porter and daughter Stacey Porter McAtee and husband Jonathan McAtee. Jay was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on January 8, 1926 and was raised in...
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Dorothy Joyce Fenske

October 22, 1922 - October 11, 2017

Dorothy Joyce (Lawrence) Fenske passed away peacefully at home on October 11, 2017. She was born in Houston, Texas October 22, 1922 and was a direct descendant of Alexander Hodge, a veteran of the American Revolution and recipient of one of Stephen F. Austin's original land grants. She was the daughter of Gladys Marie (Mulvihill) Lawrence and was preceded in death by her mother, her loving...
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Barry Wilson Brown

December 20, 1939 - October 7, 2017

Barry W. Brown passed away on October 7, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born December 20, 1939, in Buffalo, New York, to George and Lucille Brown. He spent most of his childhood in Gary, Indiana. In 1959, he graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics. During the summer of 1962, his life was forever changed when he attended a wedding and met...
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John Jamail,

January 10, 1925 - October 4, 2017

John Jamail, Houston's largest apartment builder and developer during the booming 1960's and 1970's passed away peacefully with his family on October 4, 2017. Variously described by Houston mayors as the "Prince of Apartment Builders" and a "Houston Treasure", Mr. Jamail added more than 30,000 apartment homes to the Houston cityscape. John is survived by his...
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Mary Lucille Desmond

March 2, 1917 - October 4, 2017

Sister Mary Lucille Desmond CCVI, a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas passed away on October 4, 2017. May she now enjoy the joy of God's presence for all eternity.She was born in County Cork to John and Katherine (Lynch) Desmond. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in August, 1934 at St. Michael's Convent, Co. Clare, Ireland. Her formation continued...
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John Frederick Eckart

April 7, 1930 - October 3, 2017

John F. (Jack) Eckart was born April 7, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Fred & Mildred Eckart. He died of cancer in Houston, TX on October 3, 2017. When Jack was 16 years old, he moved south with his family to Foley, AL. He attended Auburn (then Alabama Polytechnic Institute) where he met his wife, Barbara Morris. While he was at Auburn, he received a ROTC commission with the Air Force. Jack &...
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Dora Torres Garcia

September 15, 1918 - October 3, 2017

Dora Torres Garcia, 99, a native of Houston, Texas joined our Heavenly Father on October 3, 2017. Dora was born September 15, 1918 to Emilio and Amparo Lopez Torres. Dora graduated from Sam Houston High School and was accepted at The University of Texas but declined in order to be with her mother during a difficult period. She was a lifetime member at El Mesias United Methodist Church where she...
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Reyes Flores Vera,

December 24, 1944 - October 2, 2017

Reyes Vera, 72 years of age of Houston, Texas passed away in his home on Monday, October 2, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 24, 1944 in Taft, Texas to Adela Flores and Reyes Vera, raised by Matias Longoria Sr. He had seven brothers and two sisters. In 1964, he married Eloina A. Yglesias and had five children. Reyes had a career as a Heavy Equipment Diesel Mechanic. His...
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Joseph Samuel Tamborello,

January 25, 1930 - October 1, 2017

Joseph Samuel "Bubba" Tamborello Jr, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 1st, 2017. He was born January 25th, 1930 in Houston, TX to Dorothy and Joseph Tamborello, the second of eleven children. He attended Holy Rosary School, St. Thomas High School and University of Houston. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in England. In 1959, he married the love of his life, June Gill with whom...
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Bradley Burr Horton

April 1, 1937 - October 1, 2017

Bradley (Brad) B. Horton, 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 1 after a serious illness. Brad was born in Harvey, IL on April 1, 1937, to LeRoy and Selena Horton. After receiving his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Urbana-Champaign, he worked many years for M.W. Kellogg, building oil refineries and chemical plants in countries around the world, including China,...
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Melinda Jane Garrett

March 19, 1952 - September 30, 2017

Melinda Hyer Garrett, "Aunt Mel," was born March 19, 1952. She passed away September 30, 2017. She graduated in 1970 from Bellaire High School and was a longtime Bellaire resident. Melinda served Houston public education for nearly 30 years. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Texas Women's University and was hired as a kindergarten teacher in HISD in 1976. After...
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Michael Miller Hansen

July 19, 1937 - September 28, 2017

Michael Miller Hansen, born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 19, 1937, died on September 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.Mike was a long-time resident of Houston, Texas and raised a great family. After 50-years in the area, he counted himself as a near-Texan, but the occasional reference to "Frajitas" belied his Boston roots.He was the only son of Hans & Anne Hansen and came up in the Boston area....
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Thomas Alexander Muhl,

March 8, 1947 - September 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.
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Amanda Patricia Hawk

February 11, 1989 - September 24, 2017

Amanda Patricia Hawk, our angel here on earth, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 24, 2017. Amanda was born on February 11, 1989 in Houston, Texas. Amanda is survived by her father and mother, Barry Jay Hawk and Patricia Ann Hawk, her brothers Matthew William Hawk and Andrew David Hawk, her grandmother, Jean Kulp of Souderton, Pennsylvania; also, her aunts and uncles...
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Geoffrey Paul Cuellar

March 16, 1969 - September 23, 2017

Geoffrey Paul Cuellar, age 48, passed away peacefully in his Houston home.A professional musician, Geoffrey is survived by his husband, Rusty Young and his parents, Jeffrey and Caroline Cuellar, and his sister, Tammi Cuellar.Geoffrey was a talented man who excelled in writing, playing and singing music. He was prolific artist. He had a great love for his dogs, Lucky and Poogie.His spontaneous...
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Francis Allien,

February 12, 1928 - September 23, 2017

Sister Francis Allien, C.V.I. died on September 23, 2017. She was a native Houstonian, born to J.B. and Agnes Marie Allien on February 12, 1928.Sister was a graduate of Incarnate Word Academy, Houston, and received a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Masters in Religious Studies from Incarnate Word College, San Antonio.Sister Francis entered the Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed...
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Gloria H. Jimenez

August 27, 1932 - September 20, 2017

On September 20, 2017, Gloria H. Jimenez, of Houston, Texas, received fullness of eternal life and peace surrounded by her family.Gloria was born August 27, 1932, in Brownsville, Texas, the second oldest of six children of Carolina and Edelmiro Hernandez, Sr. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Monica Lisa; brother, Edelmiro Hernandez, Jr.; and sister-in-law, Josie Hernandez. She is...
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Frederico Gabriel Ablog

July 13, 1940 - September 17, 2017

Father Frederico Ablog, 77, a religious of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, Province of Saint Ann, passed away on September 17 as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic automobile accident several days earlier.Frederico Joseph Gabriel Ablog was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on July 13, 1940, the beloved son of Frederico A. and Caridad Crisostomo (Gabriel) Ablog. He was...
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Nellwyn Graham

February 25, 1936 - September 16, 2017

Nellwyn Connor Graham, 81, went home to be with Jesus on September 16, 2017. She wasborn in Haskell, Texas on February 25, 1936, and was the third of six children of Lloyd andMamie Conner. She would have graduated high school in Haskell as their valedictorian, butchose instead to marry Curtis in 1952 just before he went into the Army, where she followedhim to boot camp and then to Texarkana....
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Ana Maria Stannard

March 19, 1947 - September 16, 2017

Anna Maria Stannard, 70, of Houston, Texas died on September 16, 2017 surrounded by her family that loved her so much. Anna was born in San Benito, Texas and was the oldest of six children. She graduated from Texas Women's University and lived a full life of service to her church, family, friends and students. The husband she adored passed away two years earlier in September of 2015. During...
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Lawrence Eugene Dunlap

November 28, 1958 - September 13, 2017

The family requests in lieu of flowers a memorial donation to the George Observatory and the Burke Baker Planetarium at the Houston Museum of National Science. www.hmns.org
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Clayton Oliver Prawl

October 31, 1947 - September 12, 2017

Clayton Oliver Prawl, Sr. was born on October 31, 1947 at Harlem Hospital in New York, NY to Florence Prawl. On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, the Lord called him home. Clayton accepted Christ as his personal savior at the young age of 4 years old at A.M.E. Zion Church in Yonkers, NY and re-dedicated his life to Christ at Windsor Village United...
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Teresita Partin,

October 28, 1919 - September 10, 2017

Sister Teresita Partin, C.V.I., died on Sunday, September 10, 2017. She was born in Houston, Texas on October 28, 1919, the daughter of Mary Doyal Partin and Joseph C. Partin. She graduated from Incarnate Word Academy, St. Joseph Hospital as an R.N. She entered the Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Houston, TX. She professed perpetual vows on June 6, 1946. She...
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Marguerite Jane Mikeska

March 15, 1926 - September 6, 2017

Marguerite Jane Mikeska passed away peacefully on September 6, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 15, 1926 and grew up in Great Britain. As a British war bride, she married U.S. Veteran Frank Marvin Mikeska in her hometown of Peterborough, England. She emigrated through Ellis Island to the U.S and settled in Houston, Texas in 1946 where she and Frank made their home in...
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Susan Murphy Fischer

October 21, 1948 - September 4, 2017

Susan Murphy Fischer, 68 passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, September 4, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Susan was born on October 21, 1948 in Robinson, Illinois to Pat and Francis Murphy. Susan graduated from Robinson High School and graduated from Eastern Illinois University. Susan worked for Sun Oil Company and then moved to Houston with her son James...
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George H. Kyle

September 27, 1929 - September 1, 2017

George H. Kyle passed away September 1, 2017. He was born September 27, 1929 in Jewett, TX. He was a hairdresser for 47 years and a founding member of the Coiffeur Guild of Houston. George was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Scott Kyle; grandson, Christopher Kyle; and son in law, Bennie Cervenka. He is survived by wife of 70 years, Katherine "Pat" Kyle; daughter, Kathleen Cervenka; son,...
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Geneva S. Carlson

February 20, 1917 - August 29, 2017

Geneva Strain was the fourth child born to Looman C. Strain and May Manning Strain in Mexia, Texas on February 20th, 1917. She lived in Teague, Texas during her teenage and senior years. She graduated from Teague High School in 1934. She moved to Houston and went to Draughon Business School in 1946. Geneva worked for Humble Oil for 25 years. She married Maxwell Carlson in 1953 who preceded her in...
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Ray R. Morris

January 15, 1925 - August 28, 2017

Ray R. Morris passed peacefully late in the night on August 28, 2017 from Colonial Oaks Assisted Living facility in Katy, Texas. Born 100 years too late to be the real cowboy he had always dreamed of being, Ray rode to the great hunting and fishing grounds in the sky on the tail of Hurricane Harvey.Born on January 15th, 1925 in Ada, Oklahoma to Harry Edward Morris and Rhoda Larson Morris, Ray...
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Agnes Mary Stanley

May 13, 1928 - August 27, 2017

Agnes Ankenbruck Stanley passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas.She was born May 13, 1928 in Houston to Marie (Wey) and Leo Ankenbruck.A lifelong resident of Houston, Agnes graduated high school from Incarnate Word Academy. She studied nursing at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston and became an RN. She practiced nursing at St. Joseph Hospital and later for 32 years at Shriners Hospital...
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Patricia Weitkamp Rauschenbach

January 14, 1929 - August 27, 2017

Patricia Weitkamp Rauschenbach, 88, of Houston died Sunday morning August 27, 2017.She was born in St. Louis, MO on January 14, 1929.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, O.J. Rauschenbach;parents, Sylvester Weitkamp and Edna Mae Bannister Weitkamp; her 2 older brothers and hertriplet sister and brother.She is survived by her children, Ruthanne Gallagher MD (Joseph "Duke")...
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Dionysios Michael Phocas

January 13, 1939 - August 26, 2017

Dionysios Michael Phocas, born January 13, 1939 in Tsakarisiano, Cephalonia, Greece, passed away on August 26, 2017.After graduating high school in 1957 from The Gymnasium for Boys in the capital city of Argostoli, "Dennis" joined the Merchant Marines as a cadet. He traveled the high seas, but was quick to say the sea was not very good to him. While stopped in Houston after two years of being a...
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Royal William Randall

October 17, 1922 - August 25, 2017

Royal W. Randall, Jr. passed away quietly at home on Friday, August 25, 2017, just a month and a half shy of his 95th birthday. He was born in Holyoke, MA on 17 October 1922 to Royal W. Randall and Lillian Winter Randall. He grew up and was schooled in Mobile, AL, where he graduated from Murphy High School in 1939. He went to Rice Institute in Houston where he graduated with a BA degree in in...
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Ben Terry

December 31, 1916 - August 24, 2017

Ben Terry was born in Calvert, Texas and graduated from Baylor Law School before valiantly serving in World War II under General MacArthur. He married his best friend at Baylor, Billie, on June 12, 1946, and they started a wonderful life together that lasted until Billie's death in 2012. He was a man of integrity, honesty, and compassion and he was steadfast in his commitment to Jesus Christ,...
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Robert Gordon Waddell

September 6, 1926 - August 21, 2017

Robert G. Waddell, Sr., native Houstonian, passed away August 21, 2017 at the age of 90. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Waddell. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Bobbie Abbott and Bob, Billye Herman and Guy, Charles Waddell and Terrie, Robert Waddell, Jr. and Debora, and Miriam Montross and Monty; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and numerous other...
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Wanda Day Moritz

November 6, 1927 - August 20, 2017

Wanda Day Moritz, 89, passed away on August 20, 2017 in Houston, Texas. She was born November 6, 1927 in Evergreen, Texas.After graduating from Coldspring High School in 1945, she moved to Houston, where she was employed by Humble Oil for over 10 years before meeting her husband, Kent.A long-time member of Willow Meadows Baptist Church and Willow Meadows Garden Club, Wanda also enjoyed spending...
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David Linwood WADE

January 11, 1958 - August 19, 2017

David Linwood Wade, loving father and husband, died peacefully in his sleep after a courageous battle with cancer on August 19, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the age of 59. David is survived by his loving wife, Diane Fountain Wade, loving sons Christopher William Wade and Alexander Linwood Wade of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by his father, Linwood Elijah Wade, his mother, Victoria Carden Wade...
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Marion Wood Adkins

May 28, 1923 - August 14, 2017

Marion Wood Adkins died peacefully at her home on August 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Marion was born on May 28, 1923, and grew up in Tampa, Florida. She was a graduate of Florida State University. Marion met her husband, CJ, while he was stationed in Tampa during World War II. They were set up as blind dates because they were the shortest of their friends and seemed to be a...
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Caroline Cook

February 16, 1934 - August 13, 2017

Caroline Rose "Cissy" Cook went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Bellaire, Texas from bone cancer. Caroline was born in Houston, Texas on February 16, 1934 to parents Carmelo and Lena Cicciarello and grew up in Denver Harbor.Caroline is survived by her three sons Jack W. Kirk Jr., Timothy R. Kirk Sr., and Larry G. Kirk and wife Kimberly;...
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Opal Ruth Shelton

August 8, 1928 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.
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Paul Joseph Knopp

January 3, 1934 - August 10, 2017

Paul Joseph Knopp died on August 10, 2017, in Flower Mound, TX, following a brief struggle with pneumonia. Paul was born in San Antonio, TX, on January 3, 1934, to Mr. Claude C. Knopp and Pauline Hasselmeier Knopp. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Margaret; his sister, Claudia Knopp Waldron; his daughter, Cynthia Ann; and his grandson, James Anthony Junginger. Paul is survived by...
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Dick Clark

December 15, 1944 - August 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.
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Jerry Anne Farr Reid

March 17, 1927 - August 8, 2017

Jerry Ann Farr Reid died peacefully on August 8, 2017 at Seven Acres Jewish Care after a long struggle with dementia. The daughter of Robert Emmett Farr and Anna Mae Oden, Jerry was born in Edwards, Mississippi on March 17, 1927 and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She was a graduate of Central High School and Millsaps College in Jackson, and later married Colvin Reid, who predeceased her. Jerry...
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James Joseph Liuzza

August 22, 1931 - August 7, 2017

James Joseph Liuzza, 85, beloved husband, father and friend, died on Monday, August 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nan Liuzza, his daughter, Gina Liuzza and his favorite dog, Terra, numerous relatives, close friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Liuzza, and his son, Jimmy. Family and friends may call at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home,...
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Frances Hamilton Parker

December 20, 1920 - August 6, 2017

Frances Parker was born 12/20/1920 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She died 8/6/2017 in Houston, Texas. Her survivors include her beloved husband of 72 years, Ray Parker, her two daughters, Jan Moody and Kathy Mero; three grandchildren, and three greatgrand children.Frances met Ray in Wayne, Nebraska where he was in the Army Air Corp. They spent their married life hunting and fishing in Wyoming...
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Mary D. McNeely

June 2, 1947 - August 3, 2017

Mary (Diane) Dorris McNeely peacefully passed away in her sleep on Thursday morning August 3, 2017. Diane was born June 2, 1947 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to WC and Mary Dorris. Diane grew up in Holly Bluff, Mississippi and was a star basketball player in high school. She received her Education degree from Mississippi State College for Women (The W). Her first teaching job was teaching 1st grade...
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Margaret Louise Crowley

December 21, 1911 - August 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.
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David German Dean

April 16, 1932 - July 31, 2017

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