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Viola Breithaupt Zabransky

April 16, 1924 - January 29, 2018

Vi was born to William and Frieda (Weinken) Breithaupt on April 16, 1924, in the Wildwood Community, near Weimar, Texas. Vi had eleven brothers and sisters to whom she was known as Sissy. As a child, she attended the Wildwood School and assisted her parents on the farm.On November 1, 1947 she married the love of her life George James Zabransky at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Houston, Texas by...
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Samuel Beale Dishman

August 1, 1936 - January 25, 2018


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Samuel Joseph Danna

April 18, 1933 - January 24, 2018


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Clellia M. Oldenettel

January 24, 1935 - January 23, 2018

Clellia M. Oldenettel, 82, died in Houston, Texas on 01/23/2018. She was born 01/24/1935 in Falls County and resided in Katy Texas.Survivors include daughter Theresa L. Gilmore of Katy; son Troy G. Gilmore Jr. of Rowlett; granddaughter Kelley M. Gilmore of Fair Oaks Ranch; grandson Timothy R. Gilmore of Rowlett; and brothers Floyd I. Lessmann and Eugene C. Lessmann.Clellia was preceded in death...
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Mildred Edith Hoyt

September 11, 1927 - January 22, 2018

A special lovely lady, 90 years young was suddenly called home by God on January 22, 2018. Although born in Muskogee Oklahoma on 9/11/1927 it took her only a few weeks to convince her parents to move to Houston. Here she grew and flourished. Patty, as she was known all her life, attended parochial and public school, and was able to enter Rice Institute in 1944 while WWII was still going strong....
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Felix J. Spedale

April 11, 1926 - January 16, 2018

Felix Joseph "Speedy" Spedale born on April 11, 1926 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 16, 2018. Felix was born in Highbank, TX to Lula and Tony Spedale. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan. In 1945, Felix was aboard the first United States Military plane to fly over Tokyo, Japan. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Felix...
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Richard A. Klodginski

December 5, 1920 - January 13, 2018

Mr. Richard Anthony Klodginski, 97, passed in peace Saturday, January 13, 2018 in hishome. He was born on December 5, 1920 in Anderson, TX to Walter and Mary Klodginski.Richard Klodginski married Betty Hammontree on January 2, 1943 while serving in the United States Air Corps. Later they settled in to Texas to raise their family. Richard worked first for the Southern Pacific railroad before...
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Barbara Mary Nicholson

May 16, 1928 - January 10, 2018


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Percy C. Butcher

March 16, 1942 - January 9, 2018

Dr. Percy C. Butcher, III died January 9, 2018 in San Antonio, TX after a long, valiant fight against two incurable diseases. A well-regarded dentist in the Houston area for 50 years, Dr. Butcher leaves behind his wife, Patsy Rohrdanz McRae, son, Scott Clinton (wife Laurin) of San Antonio, grandson, Jacob Lee also of San Antonio, daughter, Leslie Diane Whited (husband Glenn) of Schertz, brother,...
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Percy C. Butcher

March 16, 1942 - January 9, 2018

PERCY C. BUTCHER, III1942 - 2018 Dr. Percy C. Butcher, III died January 9, 2018 in San Antonio, TX after a long, valiant fight against two incurable diseases. A well-regarded dentist in the Houston area for 50 years, Dr. Butcher leaves behind his wife, Patsy Rohrdanz McRae, son, Scott Clinton (wife Laurin) of San Antonio, grandson, Jacob Lee also of San Antonio, daughter, Leslie Diane Whited ...
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Frank Corso

September 25, 1931 - January 9, 2018

Francis J. (Frank) Corso, 86, was received into the arms of his Savior on January 9, 2018, surrounded by family. He was born in Houston, Texas to Carlo Corso, of Montevago, Sicily and Rose Saladino Corso of Franklin, Louisiana.Frank was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother; uncle, cousin and friend, and he will be deeply missed. He attended St. Thomas High School, where he lettered in...
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Eleina Carmen Ochoa

December 25, 2014 - January 5, 2018

Eleina Carmen Ochoa, 3 years old, went to God's Garden on Friday, January 5th, 2018 after putting up a fight against Leukemia. She was born at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston Texas to Marlena Esquivel and Fausto Ochoa on Christmas Day in 2014.During her time with us Eleina filled our hearts with joy and laughter; She was feisty, bubbly, and full of personality, but more importantly BRAVE and...
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Mary Jean Fridrich

June 30, 1926 - January 4, 2018

Mary Jean Fridrich, 91, died January 4, 2018 in Houston, Texas. She was born June 30, 1926 in Boswell, Oklahoma to Thomas Crippens and Winnie Stewart.Mary Jean is predeceased by her brother TJ Crippens, and sister Dorothy Dragoun. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, George Fridrich; daughters Pam Fridrich and husband Mike Guarino, Debbie Hatt and husband Brian; grandchildren Michael Hatt...
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James Thomas Griffing

March 3, 1928 - January 3, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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William Kline McGee

May 15, 1943 - January 1, 2018

William Kline McGee, Jr. passed into the arms of the Lord on Monday, January 1, 2018. Born on May 15, 1943, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, William Kline McGee, Jr., and his family moved to Houston when he was a young boy. "Bill," as he was known by all, always considered himself to be a native Houstonian and was an active and contributing member of the Houston community. He attended Stanford University...
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Hillary Florence Brown

January 15, 1950 - December 31, 2017

Hilary Florence (Jackie) BROWN, of Gasparillo, Trinidad and Tobago, originally of Cypress, Texas, U.S.A. passed away on Sunday, the 31st December 2017, at Lazzari Lands, Phillipine, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, in the home of her sister Eloise and brother-in-law Roger Bertrand. She was the daughter of Norbert Brown Sr. and Florence Brown (both deceased); sister of Jannice Lezama, Marva...
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Patti Sue Mehaffey

July 8, 1936 - December 30, 2017

Patti Sue Mehaffey 81, beloved wife and our devoted mother, teacher, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on December 30, 2017. Born July 8, 1936 in Grand Rapids, MI she moved to Texas graduating H.S. from Ursuline Academy of Dallas. Patti received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas in Radio, Television and Film. She continued her academic...
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Bennie B. Thigpen

August 4, 1927 - December 30, 2017

Ben B. Thigpen, 90, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at Parkway Place, Houston, Texas. Ben was born on Aug. 4, l927 in Lamesa, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Archie B. Thigpen. He met and married Barbara Merrick LaGrone in Lamesa in l956. He graduated from Lamesa High School in 1944 and started school at Texas A & M on June 4th 1944, D. Day, and graduated in l948. He served in the Air Force and the U.S. Army...
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Marsha Micki McGuire

September 30, 1919 - December 28, 2017

Marsha Nelson McGuire was born in Tennessee to Maggie and Garfield Nelson on September 30, 1919 and passed away on December 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Marsha held her own through 18 years of Dementia and with her strong will, fought to the end. Marsha grew up on a farm in Tennessee where her family raised pigs, cotton, watermelon and other crops. Her mother died when Marsha was very young. ...
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Anna Eiesland

February 28, 1930 - December 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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Dorothy S. Boaz

December 8, 1930 - December 24, 2017

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Violet Rose Mitchell

November 3, 1922 - December 24, 2017

Violet Rose Todaro Mitchell, born to Anna Calderella and Luciano Todaro on November 3, 1922 wascalled by our Lord to Heaven on December 24, 2017 at age 95. She is survived by her son Mark Micelli and was preceded in death by her husband Sam and sons Samuel and Joseph Mitchell.Visitation will be Friday, December 29, 2017 from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm with a rosary and vigil to begin at 7:00 pm in The...
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Eloise B. PRICE

September 17, 1923 - December 21, 2017

Eloise B Price, 94, passed away December 21, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born September 17, 1923 in Carolina, Texas to Sidney C. Cowart and Allie L. SnowEloise is preceded in death by her husband Ray Price and sisters Mary C Mandelik and Joyce V Hosea . She is survived by her son Larry D.; grandson Graham N. Price of Minneapolis MN; nephew Mark Hosea of League City, TX, and great...
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Lillian Emmite PIZZITOLA

May 6, 1926 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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Lillian Lena Emmite

May 6, 1926 - December 19, 2017

Lillian Lena Emmite passed away peacefully on December 19, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born to Sidoro (Roy) Musachia and Antoinette (Annie) Lamonte Musachia in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Jeff Davis High School and was a member of the Carton Cadets and precision swimming team.She married Raymond (Fred) Emmite in 1947 and was married until his death in 1986.She lived a long, happy and...
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Morine Scofield ANDERSON

August 1, 1926 - December 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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Wilma Ruth Shiery

July 6, 1928 - December 17, 2017

Wilma Ruth Shiery was born the 8th child of 10 to Burney and Clara Nellie Tweedt on July 6, 1928 in Huxley, Iowa. Wilma died on December 17, 2017 at the age of 89. She was baptized and confirmed at Palestine Lutheran Church in Huxley, Iowa. She was a faithful member of Advent Lutheran Church for 53 years. She was Secretary of the Sunday School, she worked in Bible School, was a member of WELCA,...
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Charles Thomas Haynes

January 1, 1936 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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Charles Thomas Haynes

January 1, 1936 - December 8, 2017

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Mark Douglas Grisham

November 10, 1952 - December 6, 2017

Mark Douglas Grisham, 65, of Houston Texas passed away Wednesday December 6, 2017 at his home on the MoJo Ranch in Stockdale Texas. Mark's beloved cat "Cowboy", a seventeen year family member passed that evening and will be earthed with his dad.Mark Grisham, known as "Spark" to his friends lived life to the fullest. Some of his passions included hunting, fishing, baseball, Harleys, food, cooking,...
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Edward Wayne Markowski

June 22, 1945 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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Florence M. FLUHARTY

May 1, 1943 - November 27, 2017

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Frances L. Crochett

November 26, 1932 - November 26, 2017

I have fought the fine fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have observed the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7) Enzie Frances Crochett, 85, born November 26, 1932, has departed this life, November 26, 2017, after a lengthy illness in Houston, Texas. She was a native of New Iberia, La. Frances was a long-time resident of Orange, Texas and later moved to Houston, Texas in 1990.A Memorial Service...
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Laura Gerow Bramlette

October 6, 1947 - November 25, 2017

Laura Gerow Bramlette, 70, of Houston, who served passionately for decades in two careersas a nurse-operating room manager, then nurse legal assistant and then hospital case reviewer, died on Nov. 25, 2017 after a period of illness.She is cherished for her wit, great sense of fun, intelligence, loving loyalty and fierce advocacy. Though not a parent, Laura loved the role of deeply participating...
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Michael Christopher Vecellio

February 19, 1967 - November 24, 2017

Michael "Christopher" Vecellio passed away on November 24, 2017. Chris was born on February 19, 1967 in Ft. Rucker, Alabama to Michael and Patricia (Gibbs) Vecellio. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Houston, TX and went on to Stephen F. Austin University to graduate with a Business Administration degree. Growing up along the Gulf Coast, Chris had a deep love of the bay and spent...
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Joseph Thomas Marziotti

November 14, 1931 - November 24, 2017

Joseph Thomas Marziotti, Jr.Passed away November 24, 2017 in Sugar Land, Texas. Survived by wife Elsie (née Parkes), daughter Claire, son John, grandson Sam, son-in-law Kerry Regan, daughter-in-law Christine, and step-grandsons Jackson and Tyler Carbo. Predeceased in 1985 by son Christopher.Joe was born November 14, 1931 in New York City to Rose (née Sforza) and Joseph T. Marziotti, Sr. He...
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Margaret White Poorman

March 13, 1929 - November 22, 2017

Margaret Mary White Poorman, 88, passed away on the morning of November 22, 2017. Margaret was born on March 13, 1929, in Oklahoma City, OK to Ernest James White and Juliana Haugherty White. After her mother's death when Maggie was 8 months old, she was raised by her adoring father and aunt and uncle, Bertha and Dan Boismier on a farm outside of Yukon, OK. Maggie graduated from The University of...
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Elena Mercedez Garcia

August 25, 1927 - November 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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Harold A. Condara

December 26, 1930 - November 21, 2017

Harold, Harry, Hal, Dad, Grandaddy was born on the day after Christmas in 1930 in New York City and passed away on November 21, 2017, in Houston, Texas. He is preceded by his hard working, loving, colorful parents Theodore (Curly) (Bunka) Condara and Mary Ellen (Molly) (Nana) Stanton Condara. Harold is survived by his only sibling Mary Bridget (Maureen) Nugent and her husband of fifty years,...
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Alfred Harris Moody

May 12, 1929 - November 4, 2017

Alfred Harris Moody was born in Manchester, New Hampshire in May of 1929 and passed away peacefully in his Houston home on 4 November 2017.Al graduated from Kimball Union Academy boarding high school in Meriden, New Hampshire and Bentley College, a private university in Waltham, Massachusetts. He served in the US Army during the Korean conflict. Al retired from ExxonMobile Company in 1986 after...
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Esther SALAZAR

August 23, 1924 - November 4, 2017

Esther Salazar, wife of Gilbert Salazar, daughter of Bruna Ramirez Gutierrez, and sister of Aurora, Manuel, and Slim, all deceased, was born August 23, 1924 in Glenmore, Louisiana. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 4, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was 93 years old. She is survived by her daughter Emily in Austin, her cousin Teresa Acosta in Mexico, her sister-in-law Jenet Melton,...
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John Howard Kuykendall

January 4, 1945 - November 4, 2017

John Howard Kuykendall, a life-long resident of Houston, TX, passed away on November 4, 2017, surrounded by family at Houston West Methodist Hospital.John was born on January 4, 1945, in Brownwood, Texas, to John Samuel Kuykendall and Loretta Wittenburg Kuykendall. The family moved to Houston when John was two years old. John graduated from Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston, and he...
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Thomas Arthur Loftus

December 21, 1950 - October 29, 2017

Thomas Arthur Loftus, III passed away on October 29, 2017, in Bakersfield, CA. Tom was born on December 21, 1950 in Pittsburg, KS. His early years were spent on a farm. After graduating from Pittsburg High School in 1968, Tom entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and he graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Tom began his Naval career in 1972, aboard the USS...
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Helga Ingeborg Sommers

December 5, 1935 - October 29, 2017

Helga Roa SommersOur beloved mother and grandmother was taken far too soon the early morning of Sunday, October 29, 2017. Following an unexpected cardiac event, Helga passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Memorial City. She was predeceased in March of this year by the love of her life Richard Sommers, and has now joined in heaven her mother...
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Robert W. Davis

May 9, 1922 - October 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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Constance Margaret Vallone

September 4, 1927 - October 27, 2017

Constance M. (Boo) Vallone grew up in England during WWII. That is where she met her first husband, American soldier Stephen Gutowsky. They had two children Dennis and Donna Gutowsky. She also has four grandchildren: Michael, Sarah, James, Christopher, and five great grandchildren: Miles, Margot, Ibraham, Musa and Tyler Bowen. Her first job was working for Russell Stover Candy store in downtown...
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Paul Ernest Karisch

April 23, 1928 - October 26, 2017

Paul Ernest Karisch, 89, passed away on October 26, 2017 in Houston. Paul was born in Winchester, TX. He joined the Navy after graduating from La Grange High; then attended the Univ of TX. He is survived by his wife of 64 yrs, June Dell, and children, Edward (Susan) Karisch, Sandra (Alan) Ponder, Michael, Darrel and Robert Karisch, grandchildren, Paul and Eddie Karisch and Melissa and Laura...
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Jennie Lee Long

March 1, 1932 - October 26, 2017

Jennie Lee Long, known to many as "MaMa", passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the age of 85, in Houston. Jennie was a native Texan, born March 1, 1932. She was able to light up a room whenever she walked in. Her bright smile and bubbly personality made everyone smile. She loved cooking for her family more than anything. Whether it was a dinner at home or a big Holiday meal, she made...
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Patsy Burnham GAY

September 4, 1926 - October 21, 2017

Patsy Burnham Gay, age 91 passed away on Saturday October 21 in Forestville, California and will be buried with her husband, William Clark Gay, Jr., at Houston National Cemetery on Wednesday Nov 1 at 2PM. Rev Jeff Christian of Bering Drive Church of Christ will officiate. Patsy was born in Dallas on September 4, 1926, and grew up in Houston. She graduated from Abilene Christian University. ...
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Marilyn Yvonne Hilty

November 6, 1934 - October 21, 2017

Marilyn Yvonne Wade Hilty, 82, passed away on Saturday, October 21 in Houston. Marilyn was a native Texan, born November 6, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas. Marilyn graduated from W.B. Ray High School and Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. She moved to San Antonio to work for Forest Oil Company and later Western Geophysical. After marriage, her family, employed in the oil business, lived in cities...
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Kirtsy Ann Mitchell

February 22, 1930 - October 19, 2017

Kirtsy Ann Kendrick Mitchell added the final coda to her life's symphony on October 19th, 2017 in Meadows Place, Texas, after a long battle with dementia. Kirtsy led a full life, touching the lives of so many people with her kindness and dedication.Born on February 22, 1930 in Chickasha Oklahoma to the late Thomas Levi and Izola Myers Kendrick, Kirtsy graduated from Chickasha High School and...
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Alicia Serafica Woodhams

March 3, 1930 - October 15, 2017

Alicia Serafica Woodhams, 87, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter Tina Danze early Oct. 15, 2017, following a lengthy illness.She was born in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines, on March 3, 1930, the fourth of nine children to Dr. Hermenegildo H. Serafica and Josefa Soques Serafica. Although her studies were interrupted by the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II,...
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Bettie Lou Roberts

March 22, 1943 - October 14, 2017

With friends and family at her bedside, Bettie Weaver Roberts passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. She was born March 22, 1943, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Dorothy Lemmon Weaver and Walton D. Weaver. She was predeceased by her husband of almost 50 years, Barry R. Roberts; her parents, her grandparents, Mary Haworth and William S. Lemmon, and aunts and uncles Cena E. Lemmon,...
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Charlsie Ann Carrington

January 24, 1936 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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Charles Lawrence Orr

September 18, 1927 - September 29, 2017

Charles Lawrence Orr, 90, of Houston, TX, died peacefully on September 29, 2017, surrounded by his family who were so important to him.Charles was born in Houston, TX, September 18, 1927 to Winnie and BF Orr. He met his future wife Patricia while attending Rice University where he graduated in 1948. They were married March 11, 1951 and started their family soon thereafter. Charles found his niche...
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Alberto Gabriel Ayala

August 1, 1962 - September 27, 2017

Tito passed away on September 27, 2017.He was born on August 1, 1962 in a small town named Valle Hermoso, state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. His family included his parents Alberto G. Ayala and Mary Margaret Ayala, an older brother Ernesto Thomas (Tommy) Ayala and a sister Maria Margarita Ayala. In 1963, the family moved to Galveston, Texas where they lived for four years and then relocated in Houston,...
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Marjorie Bristley

February 18, 1925 - September 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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Ronald Watson Jeffrey

January 11, 1939 - September 17, 2017

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Francis Henry Conneighton

February 1, 1934 - September 17, 2017

Frances (Frank) Henry Conneighton, 83, passed away September 17, 2017, in Houston, Texas. Frank was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 1, 1934 to Frances Michael Conneighton and Mary Catherine Crouch. Frank worked in the oil and gas industry for many years which meant he traveled extensively, both foreign and domestic. These travels allowed him to meet many foreign and local leaders which...
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Charles Lewis Carter

January 24, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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Kevin Kevin Moore

February 6, 1947 - September 8, 2017

PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) is the legacy this great man is leaving behind to all who encountered him.Charles Kevin Moore entered eternal life on Friday, September 8, 2017 after a hard fight against heart disease. We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Kevin during his 70 years, among them include: always see the good in everything around you, it's better to give than to receive,...
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Elizabeth DeBakey

April 1, 1929 - September 6, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann DeBakey passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Betty was born on April 1, 1929 in Des Moines, Iowa to Rosarina and Mariano Fazio. After graduating from Lincoln High School, Betty met the love of her life, Alfred DeBakey, at Tromar Ballroom. After a brief and loving courtship, Betty and Al married on January 5, 1952. After their last child was born, they...
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Andrew Joseph Pasek

December 6, 1991 - August 29, 2017

Andrew Joseph Pasek, 25, tragically passed away August 29, 2017. Andrew will be remembered by those that loved him as someone with a kind heart, a beautiful spirit and a great love for others. He loved animals, his family and was a wonderful son and friend. Andrew graduated from Westchester Academy and is an Eagle Scout. He attended UTSA and HCC and was currently employed by asTECH, Inc., a...
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Alberto Luis Volpe

September 6, 1947 - August 28, 2017

Alberto Luis Volpe Jr. "Al" passed away on August 28th at Houston Methodist. Al was 69 years old, Born on September 6, 1947 in Laredo Texas to Alberto Luis Volpe Sr. & Bianca Cruz Volpe.Al was a graduate of Texas A&M University class of '68. His was an engineer with Brown & Root/KBR for 40 years, taking on many projects worldwide (USA, South America, Dutch Netherland Antilles, Middle...
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Janet Shuet Cheung

August 25, 1964 - August 23, 2017

Live stream of the memorial service for Janet Cheung Wong: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/TbvcSaL8CRTJanet Cheung, 53, of Houston Texas passed away peacefully on August 23, 2017 at the Houston Methodist Hospital, Medical Center. Born on August 25, 1964, she spent half of her life in Hong Kong before moving to the United States in 1991. She graduated from the Asia International Open University,...
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Jane Rommel Bellow

May 16, 1932 - August 20, 2017

Jane Bellow, age 85, went to be with her Lord & Savior on August 20, 2017. She was born in Fort Worth, TX and adopted at 3 days of age by John & Bess Rommel.Jane enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. She was a devoted wife and mother. We had no doubt she was our biggest supporter and we could always depend on her.Jane was a Past President...
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Vernon Edgar Birch

April 7, 1955 - August 20, 2017

Vernon Edgar Birch, Jr. was 62 when he died on August 20, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born on the Bryan Air Force Base, in Bryan Texas in 1955. He will be remembered by many friends and family as a generous, giving person.His family was a military family and lived in various locations in the United States before settling down in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from high school in...
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Peter Denis De Ipolyi

April 7, 1945 - August 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunters Creek, Houston, TX.
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Ivill Fay COOK

September 22, 1931 - August 8, 2017

Ivill Cook, 85, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. She was born on September 22, 1931 in Freyburg, TX to Fred and Hertha Foerster. Ivill was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Houston for 40 years and current member of United Methodist Church in Onalaska, on Lake Livingston. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who was devoted to her family and will...
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Eva M. Baker

July 30, 1918 - August 8, 2017

Eva M. Baker, 99, of Houston, TX went to be with her Lord on August 8, 2017. She was born July 30, 1918 in Parkersburg, WV to Ira and Loraine McClure.Eva married Val Baker, the love of her life, in New Orleans, LA in 1954 when both were working for Eastern Airlines.In 1962 Eva and Val moved to Houston where Eva worked for First City National Bank for many years.She is preceded in death by her...
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Patricia S. Hablizel

October 19, 1940 - August 1, 2017

Patricia Schattel Hablizel, 76, of Houston, Texas, passed away August 1, 2017. She was born October 19, 1940 in East Bernard, Texas to Ed and Annie Cykala Schattel. She graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in 1959. On April 30, 1960, she married Conrad "Fred" Hablizel, Jr. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Together they raised 5 children and were married for 41 years. She worked at...
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Betty Jane Hammontree Klodginski

July 26, 1923 - July 29, 2017

Mrs. Betty Jane Hammontree Klodginski, 94, passed in peace Saturday, July 29, 2017 in her home. She was born on July 26, 1923 in Crystal, MI to Earl and Hazel Rolfe Hammontree. Betty married Richard Klodginski in 1943 and after the birth of their first child she moved to Texas, sight unseen. When asked years later about taking the train from Michigan to Texas and whether she was scared to set out...
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Bill Pierson

November 24, 1956 - July 29, 2017

Bill Pierson died July 29, 2017. He was born on November 24, 1956 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Jeanne Pierson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Lisa Pierson, his daughters Sarah Pierson, Katherine Wade and her husband Vincent Wade II. He is also survived by his sister Cynthia Lindsay and her children as well as many beloved family...
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Charles James Hock

February 8, 1942 - July 29, 2017

Charles James Hock, 75, passed away in his home on July 29, 2017.Charles (Charlie) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended High School in Snyder, Texas before obtaining his Bachelor Degree in History at Stephen F. Austin State University. After several careers, he settled on being a Life & Health Insurance Agent, where he could act as an advocate for the elderly and bring peace of mind to...
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Laura Laverna Stuermer

December 26, 1936 - July 28, 2017

A memorial visitation will be held for Laura Laverna Stuermer on Monday, July 31 from 3:00 until 7:00 PM The Event Room at Earthman Funeral Directors at Hunters Creek, 8303 Katy Freeway in Houston. Laura passed away on Friday July 28 following an extended illness. Born Laura Laverna Lambert , she was the daughter of the Walter and Velma Lambert of Nederland, both deceased. A 1954 graduate of...
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Mary Katherine Hoppe

August 25, 1928 - July 27, 2017

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Sandra Lee Everson

August 1, 1950 - July 26, 2017

Sandra Lee (Sandy) Everson, age 66, of Houston, Texas, passed away on July 26, 2017 in her home following a courageous battle with Polycystic Kidney Disease.Sandra was born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota on August 1, 1950. She graduated from the Ancker School of Nursing and continued on to receive a Masters in Health Administration and Education from the University of Houston.Sandra worked as an...
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Lucille I. Crenshaw

February 5, 1928 - July 20, 2017

Lucille Imogene Crenshaw, 89, born February 5, 1928 to Robert Peterson and Roberta Watson died July 20, 2017 in Houston, Texas.Lucille is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Roberta Crenshaw. She is survived by her children Ambers Crenshaw, Valeria McDonald and Vickie L. Elliott. A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:00 am at Forest Park Lawndale...
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Edmon Cary Dowell

February 8, 1929 - July 18, 2017

Edmon Dowell was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He was 88 years old and lived a full and joyous life. He will be remembered by many friends and family as a gracious and generous giving person.Edmon is preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 33 years, Louise Dowell. He is survived by sister Gloria McKinzie and nephews Craig and Blake McKinzie; daughter...
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Anna Nguyen Thi Kieu

August 7, 1925 - July 13, 2017

On July 13, 2017, Mrs. Ba (Yeu, Kieu) Thi Nguyen, passed away at the age of 91 years in the comfort of her Houston home surrounded by loved ones. Mrs. Nguyen was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.She was born August 7, 1925 in Ha Tinh, Vietnam. Her parents were Ông Nguyê~n Tuân and Ba` Nguyê~n Thi? Sa´u. Her many...
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Mary Esperanza Rosales Ortegon

July 7, 1922 - July 10, 2017

Mary Esperanza Rosales Ortegon, who always proudly and gleefully stated her full name when asked, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 in Houston. She was a native Houstonian born on July 7, 1922 to Mariano and Esperanza Rosales. She was a member of America's Greatest Generation and a true representation of all the characteristics so admirable of that Era.She is preceded in death by her husband...
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Frank Richard Bravenec

January 9, 1933 - July 9, 2017

Frank Richard Bravenec, age 84, was born January 9, 1933 in Houston, Texas to Frank Charles and Betty Sustala Bravenec, and departed this world to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 9, 2017. Frank was a 1951 graduate of Jefferson Davis High School in northeast Houston. He attended Rice University where he earned a BA in 1955 and BSEE in 1956, graduating with honors. He was a...
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Anna Cecilia Merenda

December 20, 1922 - June 30, 2017

Anna Merenda, 94, of Houston, TX died, Friday, June 30, 2017 in Houston.Friends are invited to visitation with the family on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm in the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:00 am at Holy Name Catholic...
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Nancy Kathleen Sims

June 14, 1941 - June 27, 2017

Kathy was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Jesse Sims, and her son Michael (Mike), her parents Walter and Wilma and her brother Walter. Nancy is survived by her daughters: Sharon and Tina; her grandson Austen Michael and numerous family members and friends. She was an adventurous soul who loved traveling and taking cruises. She will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her....
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Mary Lynn Klotz

November 4, 1955 - June 23, 2017

Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Mary Lynn Klotz left us with many sweet memories. Mary Lynn's tiny granddaughter, Chlo, was her entire world. Chlo will always remember being with Mary Lynn on the front porch, lining up blue glass rocks on the arm of the bench as they sat and watched the world go by together. We remember Mary Lynn as happiest...
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Adele A. Read

January 26, 1929 - June 15, 2017

ADELE ALCORN READ, age 88, born in Carlsbad New Mexico, January 26, 1929, died in Houston, Texas, June 15, 2017. Predeceased by husband William Kyle Read Jr. Survived by daughter Jane R. Sihvonen and Douglas K. Sihvonen; son William K. Read III, son Thomas A. Read and wife Adriana G. Read; grandchildren Keith Sihvonen and wife Sheena Sihvonen, Jessica Ellison and husband Will Ellison, Christina...
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Raymond Rudolph Benestante

October 31, 1930 - June 13, 2017

Raymond was born on October 31, 1930 in Houston, Texas and passed away on June 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, his 10 siblings and his grandson, Marc Benestante. He was loved and will be truly missed by his wife of 66 yrs, Billie Rue; his children, Debbie Steinocher, Ray Benestante,Jr and wife Martha, Anthony Benestante, Cam Schard and husband Jeff; numerous grandchildren,...
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Jerry Carl Meissner

May 28, 1938 - June 12, 2017

Jerry Carl Meissner went to be with the Lord on June 12, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He had just celebrated his 79th birthday. Jerry was born in Warren, Texas on May 28, 1938. He graduated from Warren High School, where he was a star athlete. Jerry was offered several scholarships for basketball and selected Lamar University. He became an avid golfer in early adulthood and was a fan of all...
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Gene Marion Austin

June 3, 1923 - June 11, 2017

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Phyllis Ann Goff

January 6, 1944 - June 6, 2017

Phyllis Ann Schuchart Goff, age 73, passed away on June 6, 2017, from complications due to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy ("PSP").Phyllis was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She was a proud employee at Scott Air Force Base, Hedwig Village City Hall, and owner of Humus Products of America. Phyllis was an active member of St. Cecilia Catholic Community. Her greatest joy was spoiling her...
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Marie Kutac Smaistrla

February 28, 1924 - June 4, 2017

"We loved you the first time we saw you - And we always will love you, Marie." From "Marie" - Randy Newman Marie Kutac Smaistrla was born on Floresville farmland in 1924. She lived a simple and complicated life with grace and beauty for 93 years. Simple, because her mission was to nurture and provide for her family. Simple because of her gift at spreading the joy of friendships through...
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Paul M. Merriman

April 11, 1927 - June 3, 2017

Paul was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 11, 1927, died on June 3, 2017. Paul was predeceased by wife, Patricia, his wonderful wife for 58 years, his parents, Albertine Dor and Glen D. Merriman, and his sisters Madeleine White and Helen Bummer of Pittsburgh, PA.Paul is survived by his seven children; Patience Merriman and husband Mark, Jane Wilson and husband David, Paula Travis and husband Bruce...
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Rogelia Diaz

November 30, 1946 - June 3, 2017

Rogelia Diaz was reunited with her husband, Frank on June 3rd, 2017. She was a loving mother, aunt and grandmother who took in and took care of whomever came through her door. She was firm, but a fair woman that always put the welfare of others before hers. She loved the fine arts and took great pride in raising her grandchildren Andrew, Dylan and Joseph into productive members of society....
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Virginia Mary Passmore

April 21, 1929 - June 2, 2017

Virginia Mary Passmore passed away on June 2, 2017 after battling cancer. She was born on April 21, 1929 in Houston, Texas to Annie and Leonard Davison. Ginger attended St. Agnes Academy and graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in 1946. She was a proud member of the founding class of The University of St. Thomas. In 1949 she married James B. Passmore and was instrumental in the success of their...
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Maxine Usry Fantini

September 14, 1935 - May 28, 2017

Maxine Fantini was born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 14, 1935. She is predeceased by her mother, Eva Odell Greer, her brother, Rodney Glenn Greer, her mother-in-law, Giovanna Ganz, her sister-in-law, Pam Musselman, and her cousins, Ted Kennedy, Gordon Edwards, and Ryan Edwards.Maxine graduated in 1954 from Galena Park High School where she was active in the National Honor Society, band...
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William Lester Eubanks, Jr.

April 19, 1925 - May 27, 2017

William Lester Eubanks, Jr. passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Houston, TX.Born April 19, 1925 to Leona Craig and William Lester Eubanks Sr, in Wilmington, N.C. his siblings Marie Eubanks Clements and Ralph Clinton Eubanks grew up in the Tar Heel State of North Carolina. A graduate of New Hanover High School, Bill went on to serve four years of active duty during WWII in the United States...
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Michael I. Salazar

September 9, 1922 - May 23, 2017

Michael Ismael Salazar born in San Antonio, Texas on September 9, 1922 passed away peacefully May 23, 2017 with his wife and family by his side. Mike was part of America's greatest generation and a life long Texan. He was an Army Airforceman flying 32 missions over Germany. His first overseas travel was at the young age of 19 in the belly of a B-17 Flying Fortress during WWII. In addition to...
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Howard Woelfert Blauvelt

February 11, 1917 - May 22, 2017

Howard Woelfert Blauvelt, a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CONOCO, died peacefully at his home in Fulshear, TX on May 22, 2017. He was born February 11, 1917, in New York City of Harry Orlando and Lillian Woelfert Blauvelt, and lived to celebrate his 100th Birthday this year.Howard grew up primarily in Clinton, Connecticut. Following graduation from Yale University in 1939,...
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Joeanne Dee Thompson

March 14, 1933 - May 17, 2017

Joeanne Dee Thompson, born on March 14, 1933, died peacefully on May 17, 2017. Joeanne was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Jake and Lena Dee. She will be remembered for her love of the ballet, keen intelligence, deep spirituality, and generosity to friends and family. Joanne is survived by her son, Fred V. Cannata and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Cannata; Cheryl's children, John Cowhig and...
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John David Courtney

September 27, 1930 - May 7, 2017

John David Courtney passed away peacefully at home in Houston, Texas on the morning of May 7, 2017 at the age of 86. He was known for his lively stories, caring nature and his lighthearted banter. John lived life with a combination of strength, laughter, hard work, integrity, patience and kindness. He always took care of others around him and was often the life of the party. He was born to J.W....
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