Date of Birth: April 18, 1939
Date of Death: March 6, 2014
Nina Matta, age 74, lost her battle with kidney disease and diabetes on Wednesday, March 6, 2014. She leaves behind her husband, Kamal Matta, her sons Sam, his wife, Cindy and their sons, Ryan and Joseph, and son, George and his wife Jessica and their daughter Isabella, and scores of friends and family. She has touched so many lives in a positive way and was grateful to her loved ones until she drew her last breath.
Nina was born April 18, 1939 in Lebanon into a family of four brothers and two sisters. She’s preceded in death by brothers Nazih and Brahim and her parents. Although she lost her battle in the physical world she’s headed to a pain free place with no dialysis, hospitals or suffering. Nina had many passions but top of the list was entertaining and cooking for friends and family. She was a dedicated mom, devoted wife, tremendous sister and loving grandma. She was a giver, selfless, devoted and always putting others first. She had a zest for life and an unrelenting spirit. She loved to travel and got around on the bus system like nobody’s business. Her children and later her grandchildren were her primary focus. She looked after her mom Victoria when her health deteriorated. She emigrated to the U.S. after the Lebanese Civil War and grew extremely close to her brothers here. She belonged to another family, The Houston Arabic Church and was loved by many there. Nina will be missed by so many and surely heaven is rejoicing today.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 3:30pm and a funeral service celebrating Nina’s life will follow at 4:30pm, in the Chapel at Hardin Family Funeral Home, 9034 Long Point Rd, Houston TX 77055.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to: The Arabic Church of Houston, 3403 Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, TX 77459.
William R. "Bro. Bill" Hardin
Date of Birth: April 29, 1922
Date of Death: March 9, 2014
William R. "Bro. Bill" Hardin, 91 of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Liberty, Texas. He was born on April 29, 1922 in Springfield, Kentucky to parents, William Raymond Hardin and Iva Rae Durr Hardin. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce Hardin; son, Daniel Gene Hardin; brothers Leon Hardin and Eugene Hardin and sister, Edith Brentzel. He is survived by his children, Rev. Wayne Hardin and wife Donna, Brenda Smith and husband Curtis, Nola Loving Weaver, Jimmy Hardin and wife Pam, and Randy Hardin; grandchildren, Kathy Barber and husband Jerry, Danny "Bubba" Hardin, Billy Hardin, Sherry Hardin, Jennifer Hardin, Christy Oliver and husband, Jason, Raymond Hardin and wife Amy, Stacy Cline-Sanders and husband Willie, Penny E. Proske and husband PJ, James "Bo" Hardin and fiancée Cassie Cavazos, Laura Hardin and Chad Bays, Jason Hardin, Courtney Durham and husband Clay, Randa Nibert and husband Travis, Robert Rose, Christopher Rose and Richard Weaver; great-grandchildren, Joshua Barber, Danielle Hardin, Ashley Hardin, Amber Hardin, Brittany Tenorio, Craig Tenorio, Tristan Oliver, Gage Oliver, Ashton Oliver, Lucas Hardin, Cason Hardin, Ashley Lloyd and husband Shelby, Brandon Rainwater and wife Lauren, Zachary Emerson, Zayne Emerson, Anthony Ramirez, Caleb Cline, Landyn Cline, Jules Sanders, Evan Sanders, Ryan Hardin, Ryleigh Nibert, Karleigh Nibert, and Ethan Durham; great-great-grandchildren, Maleigha and Kinsley Rainwater; brothers, Joseph Hardin and wife Loraine and Pierce Hardin and wife JoAnn and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends. Bro. Bill and his wife Joyce pastored the Community Baptist Church in Humble from around 1959 until 1965 when they moved to Houston and pastored the Hartley Street Baptist Church from 1965 until retirement in 1996. He surrendered to preach the gospel when he was a young man in Springfield, KY. and was proud that he had served the Lord since he was a young boy of ten years of age. He joined the United States Army at the outbreak of World War II and upon completion of his duty, he joined the United States Marine Corps. He was a house builder and brick mason by trade for most of his life, a trade he had learned from his father. He was very, very faithful to the church and was extremely saddened when the time came to retire. He continued telling everyone that crossed his path about Jesus and his love, even after suffering a debilitating stroke which eventually led to his being placed in a nursing facility. A very grateful patient, we would always hear him thank his caregivers even when they caused him pain to make him feel better. He was known as "Pop" to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Dad to his children and Bro. Bill by so many that he had pastored, baptized and all who knew and loved him. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 1 o'clock in the afternoon until 8 o'clock in the evening at Grace Community Baptist Church, 8073 FM 1960, Dayton, TX, 77535. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11 o'clock in the morning at Grace Community Baptist with his son, Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating. Bro. Bill Hardin will be laid to rest beside his wife Joyce, at Rosewood Cemetery in Humble, TX. His family would treasure your thoughts and memories of him and encourage you to leave those messages here.
Date of Birth: October 8, 1927
Date of Death: February 28, 2014
Clarence Edward "Buddy" Lee, 86 of Dayton, passed away on February 28, 2014 in Liberty, Texas. Buddy was born on October 8, 1927 in Goosecreek, Texas to parents, Leonard Thomas Lee and Della McAdams Lee. Buddy is preceded in death by his parents; children, Linda Faye Lee and Gary Edward Lee. He is survived by his wife, Breanda Lee; daughter, Della Jean Gardner; grandchildren Jennifer Michelle Sandoval and husband Geno and James Michael Gardner and wife Rebecca; grandchildren, Geno and Robert Sandoval; numerous step-children; step-grand and great-grandchildren; brothers, B. A. Lee and wife Laquita, Henry Thomas Lee and O. R. Lee and wife Brenda; sister, Myrtle Nicholson and husband Roy and numerous other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 12 noon until 8 o'clock in the evening at Grace Community Baptist Church, 8073 FM 1960, Dayton, TX 77535. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at GraceCommunity Baptist Church in Dayton with Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating. Interment will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery in Houston.
Robert Allen Chumbley
Date of Birth: November 22, 1942
Date of Death: December 18, 2013
Robert Allen Chumbley, 71 of Houston passed away on December 18, 2013. He was born on November 22, 1942 in Hammond, Indiana to parents, Marion Chumbley and Emma Lee Chumbley. Robert proudly served his country in the Unites States Navy and was a Crazed, Chicago Sports Fans. He enjoyed watching his Cubs, Bears and Bulls. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Chumbley; children, Michael Chumbley, Christina Chumbley, Troy Chumbley, Heather Chumbley and Rae Ann Kincer; brothers, Dennis Chumbley, Don Chumbley and wife Carolyn and Eugene Chumbley and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He is also survived by his dearest friends, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Zabel
and Stephen Fritz. The family is planning a memorial service at a later date.
Warren Eugene Strader
Date of Birth: August 10, 1956
Date of Death: December 14, 2013
Warren Eugene Strader, 57 of Houston passed away on December 14, 2013. He was born on August 10, 1956 in Houston, Texas to parents, Clifford Eugene Strader and Evie Craddock Strader. Warren proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He is preceded in death by his sister, Laura Strader. He is survived by his Mother, Evie Graff; Brother, David Graff and wife Cindy; Sisters, Jeanne Strader, Holly Blackmon and Elizabeth Thane and husband John; Uncle, Don Craddock, Nephews, Rock, Jonathan, Matthew, Daniel, Jacob, David and Patrick. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 5 o'clock in the afternoon until 8 o'clock in the evening at Hardin Family Fuenral Home in Houston. Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:30 in the morning at Houston National Cemetery in Houston with District Four Veterans of Foreign Wars presenting full military honors.
Julius John Bubenik
Date of Birth: July 8, 1923
Date of Death: October 17, 2013
Julius J Bubenik departed thislife on Oct. 17, 2013. Julius was born and raised in San Angelo,Texas. He met the love of his life,Delories at a double wedding in San Angelo. They began a short lived “long distance” romance due to the fact thatDelories lived in Houston at the time. Delories soon moved to San Angelo to be with Julius and the two weremarried within the first six months of their relationship. At time of Delories’passing in 2007, the two had been married 60 years.
Their marriage was blessed with fivechildren; Roger, Dennis, James, Danny and David. The boys quickly learned the art of hard workas they all grew up helping their father on the family farm. Julius seeking new opportunities for hisfamily packed up and moved to the big town of Houston. It was here that Julius began a new career inplumbing to continue to support his family. All five of his sons followed his path in the plumbing occupation.
After Julius’ career ended, he begana new chapter in life as a great cook. He loved to cook for his family and made many memorable holiday meals. Julius was blessed with numerous grandchildrenand great-grandchildren and they fondly called him “Pops”. He loved all with all his heart and was fullof joy when visiting with each of them.
Several years after the death of hiswife, Julius moved to Lawrence Street Health Center. Julius thrived in this facility as he was verysocial and loved attention. He loved thedaily interaction with the staff as well as the other residents. All of the nurses at the facility alwayscommented on how nice “Mr. Bubenik” was to them on a daily basis. All communicated to the family what a deeploss it was to them the night of his passing.
Julius was preceded in death by hiswife Delories, son Roger, brothers; John, Albert, Eddie Bubenik, sisters; MaryHavlak and Ella Braden. He leaves to cherish his memories, his sister;Lilly Pechacek, his sons; Dennis, James (Cindy), Danny (Debby), David (Ronda)Bubenik, daughter-in-law; Frances Bubenik. His grandchildren; Eugene, Brandon, Ana, Christina, Travis, Cody, Cole,Zach, Dwayne, Shane and Rochelle, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces andnephews.
The family will receivefriends on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Hardin Family Funeral Home from 5o'clock in the evening until 7 o'clock when the Recitation of the Holy Rosarywill begin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated onTuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10 o'clock in the morning at St. Rose of LimaCatholic Church located at 3600 Brinkman in Houston with Father Phong Nguyenofficiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemeterylocated at 6900 Lawndale in Houston.
Immediately after the interment thefamily invites extended family and friends to join them for lunch and to sharememories of Julius at the residence of Danny & Debby at 15414 Kenny Drive,Tomball, TX 77377.
William Edward (Will) Crump
Date of Birth: November 11, 1964
Date of Death: October 3, 2013
William Edward "Will" Crump, 49, of Houston passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on November 11, 1964 in Houston to Parents, Morris Reginald Crump and Christa Ana Elise Kleinschmidt Crump. Will was a great friend to many people. He had this personality that he really never met a stranger. Once you met him, you were instantly drawn to him and him to you. He was the owner of Freyer Nursery and loved plants of all kinds. He was a member of the Bromeliad Society of Houston, the Amaryllis Society of Houston, was the treasurer of the Sundance Cattle Company, donated his time with the Stone Soup Foundation in Houston, was associated with the Houston Paralyzed Veterans and many other charitable organizations. After Hurricane Ike hit the Galveston, Houston and surrounding areas, Will gladly took in animals and cared for them because their owners were not able to care for them on their own. He had several pets throughout his lifetime and left behind his beloved Great Dane, Freyer and others. Will was an avid horticulturist and delighted in offering suggestions and help to anyone that asked him. He even had people give him plants that were almost completely gone and Will would nurse them back to health.
He is survived by his brothers, Hans Crump and his wife, Liliana, Fritz Crump and his wife Elizabeth and Daniel Crump and his wife Missy; Nieces and Nephews, Gisela, Jefree, Sergio, Crystal, Iva, Hans, Heather, Christa, Stephanie and Jacob Crump; Great-Niece, Ana Elise Crump; Numerous cousins and other family members and friends. His is also survived by his family at Flowers Etc. by Georgia. A gathering of Will's family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 5 o'clock in the evening, in the Chapel of Hardin Family Funeral Home to offer and pay tribute to his unsurpassed kindness and generosity for everyone that was fortunate enough to have known and loved him.
Lorine Ruth (Bamsch) Kelm
Date of Birth: December 27, 1920
Date of Death: September 24, 2013
Lorine Ruth (Bamsch) Kelm, 92, of Jarrell and Houston died of natural causes September 24, 2013. She is survived by her brother Erwin Bamsch, her sister-in-law Joyce Bamsch, her daughter Elveira Hildebrandt and husband Lester, her sons Larry Kelm, Ray Kelm and wife Jane, and Ron Kelm and wife Sherry. She leaves behind grandchildren Craig Hildebrandt and wife Julie, Susan Edmonds and husband Jason, Julie Rowell, Brian Kelm, Jeffrey Kelm, Nicole Wylie and husband Keir, and Christopher Kelm. Lorine was also blessed with 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Arriving in Heaven before her were Lorine’s husband of 68 years, Ben, her brothers, Walter and wife Ida, Edgar and wife Edna, and Wilfred Bamsch, and her sisters, Elvie Bamsch, Wanda and husband Marvin Moerbe, and Wilma and husband Marvin Meyer.
Lorine enjoyed along and active life, born December 27, 1920 in a Christian home to parents Carland Louise (Kalmbach) Bamsch who had her baptized and confirmed at ZionLutheran Church in Walburg Texas. She attended Zion’s school through seventhgrade and then began working fulltime on her parent’s farm in Jarrell Texas. Shemarried Ben Ferdinand Kelm at Zion on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1941. Benand Lorine continued farming in Jarrell Texas through 1952, after which theymoved to Houston Texas with their four children, where they faithfully attendedImmanuel Lutheran Church in Houston’s Heights area. Lorine worked in Houston keepingchildren, cleaning homes, and serving food at Prudential. Upon retiring in 1974,she and Ben moved back to Jarrell, where for the next 30 years she enjoyedmaintaining a new home and large garden situated on a portion of her parents’homestead on which she was raised. During this period she continued to befaithful in attending and volunteering at her original church, Zion.
In 1991, Lorineand Ben renewed their wedding vows and celebrated their golden weddinganniversary in Georgetown Texas, the same town in which they honeymooned 50years prior. In 2004, Lorine and Ben made their second move to Houston to beclose to their kids they’d left behind, living there with their son Ron and wifeSherry and attending St. Mark Lutheran Church. Lorine lived her final 5 months atThe Cottage of Spring Branch, a loving memory care facility in Houston thatbecame her last home on Earth. While surrounded by close family members, Lorinebreathed her last breath and left her body and this world to be with Jesus.
On Saturday,September 28, family and friends are invited to a visitation, funeral,interment and fellowship gathering held at Zion Lutheran Church (addressbelow), with Rev. John Davenport, Pastor officiating. The visitation will befrom 1:00 – 2:00 and the funeral service will start at 2:30. Burial will be at thechurch cemetery. Family and friends are invited for the fellowship meal afterthe burial.
Pallbearers areLorine’s dear grandsons: Jason Edmonds, Craig Hildebrandt, Brian Kelm, ChrisKelm, Jeffrey Kelm, and Keir Wylie.
Memorials may be directedto Zion Lutheran Church, 6001 FM 1105, Georgetown, TX 78626.
Date of Birth: June 4, 1950
Date of Death: September 5, 2013
Trinidad Beltran, 63 ofHouston passed away on September 5, 2013 surrounded by his family athis home. He was born on June 4, 1950 in Somerville, Texas toparents, Frederico Beltran and Damiana Maldonado Beltran. He issurvived by his loving wife, Aurora Beltran, sons, Trinidad Beltran,Raymond Beltran, Ralph Beltran, Reynaldo Beltran and Roy Beltran andwife Valarie Basquez; grandchildren, Trinidad Beltran, Jr., ValarieBeltran, Ray-Daniel Beltran, Roy Beltran, Jessica Beltran and AndrewBeltran, 5 brothers; 4 sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and ahost of friends. The family will receivefriends on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 4 o'clock in the afternoonuntil 9 o'clock in the evening at Hardin Family Funeral Home. TheHoly Rosary will be recited at 7 o'clock in the evening on Sunday byDeacon Dan O'Dowd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday,September 9, 2013 at 10 o'clock in the morning with Father VictorPerez as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery inHouston.
Burt James Sibley
Date of Birth: July 29, 1922
Date of Death: August 26, 2013
Burt James Sibley, 84, of Houston passed away on Monday,
August 26, 2013. He was born on July 29, 1929 in Houston, Texas to parents, Henry Clay Sibley amd Edna O'Brien Sibley. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Allen Masaryk; brother, Arthur Sibley; sisters, Arah L. Dvorsky and Dollie B. Sykora and brother-in-law, Henry Wied. Burt is survived by his wife, Louise Lenora Lentz Sibley; daughter, Carol L. Taylor; sons, Burt J. Sibley, Jr. and wife Toni, George A. Sibley and wife Sherry, Edward W. Sibley and wife Heather, Gerald W. Sibley and wife Ellen and Paul D. Masaryk. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Linda Masaryk; grandchildren, Gina M. Masaryk, Ronald J. Murley, Dorothy D. Sibley, Michelle D. Sibley, Glenn E. Sibley and Kelly R. Sibley; great-grandchildren, Victoria S. Ventura, Austin M. Dollens, Ashlyn M. Dollens and Illiana B. Umanzor; step-great-grandchildren, Mark A. Murley, Ronald J. Murley and Mia R. Murley; sister, Georgia Wied and numerous other family members and a host of friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 6 o'clock in the evening until 8 o'clock. A Celebration of Burt's life will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10 o'clock in the morning at Hardin Family Funeral Home with interment to follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston.
Date of Birth: March 1, 1924
Date of Death: August 22, 2013
Marie Esser, 89, passed away August 22, 2013. Visitation is 7:00-9:00 pm, Monday, August 26, 2013 and Marie's funeral is 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Hardin Family Funeral Home, 9034 Long Point, Houston, TX 77055. Jim Ecklund will officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale.
She joins her husband, the late Ed Esser. Marie is survived by her daughter, Deborah Sutherland and son-in-law, Dr. Charles Sutherland, son; Fred Esser and daughter-in-law, Pam Esser; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Houston Area Women’s Center, 1010 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77019, www.hawc.org
Martha Jane Crawford Jones
Date of Birth: May 9, 1937
Date of Death: August 22, 2013
Martha Jane Crawford Jones, 76, of Houston transitioned peacefully on August 22, 2013 surrounded by her children. Martha was one of ten children born to parents Ralph and Laura Williams in Matagorda, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents and step parents Eddie and MalresaFalls of Palacois, Texas, husband Aaron Jones and also four brothers, two sisters, four nephews and two nieces.
Martha is survived by her five children and their families. Three daughters, Diane Dunk Pipkin, LindaDunk Mathews and Consuelo “Connie” Dunk Nojeim; two sons, John Christopher
Crawford and David Everett Crawford, Sr.; four granddaughters, Daphney Pipkin Lynch, Christina Danette Pipkin, Kourtney Raven and Kaylor Laura Crawford; two grandsons, Kerry Raven and David Everett Crawford, Jr.; one grandson-in-law and one great grandson, Freddie Lynch and Dennzyl Darius Lynch and sons & daughter-in-law, Christopher Pipkin, Eddie Mathews, Michael Nojeim and Madeline Raven Crawford.
Martha is also survived by three sisters: Estella Grant, AnnieWilliams, Doris Pusey, one sister-in-law Barbara Ann Williams and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and many friends. A celebration of Martha's life will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, August 28,2013 in the Pyramid Chapel at Unity of Houston (2929 Unity Drive, Houston, TX77057, 713-782-4050). Flowers may be sent there or in lieu of flowers, and in honor of Martha’sspirit of love, compassion and hospitality, donations can be made to the Starof Hope in Houston by going to www.sohmission.org
andclicking on the Give Now link.
Date of Birth: July 1, 1931
Date of Death: August 21, 2013
Thomas Murphy, 82 of Houston Passed away on August 21, 2013 in Houston, A Memorial Service is planned for a later date.
Deborah Jeanne Edwards
Date of Birth: March 25, 1956
Date of Death: August 14, 2013 22, 2013
Deborah Jeanne Edwards, 57 of Houston, passed away on August 14, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in
Larry Martin Jones, Jr.
Date of Birth: July 18, 1974
Date of Death: July 30, 2013
Larry Martin Jones, Jr., 39 of Houston passed away on July 30, 2013 in Houston. A Memorial Service is planned later in his beloved city of New Orleans Louisianna.
Rosalie Lois Baghott
Date of Birth: July 19, 1916
Date of Death: July 20, 2013
Rosalie Lois Baghott, 97 of Houston passed away on July 20, 2013. She is survived by her son, Steve Baghott; daughter, Carolyn Promisel; grandchildren, Cheryl Lawson and Bradley Sveter and great-grandchildren, Nate and Jacob Sveter. Graveside services were held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston on
Wednesday July 24, 2013.
Richard Phillip Catlin
Date of Birth: August 17, 1954
Date of Death: July 24, 2013
Richard Phillip Catlin, 58 of Houston passed away on July 24, 2013. He is survived by his siblings, Steve Catlin and wife Rebecca, Sherry Acrey and Trace Catlin and wife Liz; nieces and nephews, Stevie, Leah, Bethany, Kellen and Krysten; UncleFrank Hiett and Shirley and numerous great-nieces, and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held on Thursady, August 1, 2013 at 12 noon in the Chapel of Hardin Family Funeral Home with burial following at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.
Jose Maria Herrera
Date of Birth: October 22, 1956
Date of Death: July 22, 2013
Jose M Herrera, 56,passed away July 22, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 22,1956 in El Salvador. He loved big-rigs and trucks of all sizes, and traveledall over the country hauling goods on those rigs.
Nora and the rest of thefamily will greet guests at Hardin Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 24from 6pm to 7pm prior to the funeral service in the Hardin Family Funeral Homechapel.
Archie Ray Stark
Date of Birth: May 20, 1930
Date of Death: May 14, 2013
Archie Ray Stark, 82, of Houston passed away on May 14, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 21, 1930 in Woodville, Texas to parents, Bunyon Stark and Maudie Ebarb Stark.
Archie was a longtime employee of the City of Houston and was a member of the Lazybrook Baptist Church in Houston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bunyon and Maudie Stark; daughter,
Kathy Ray Stark and his brother, Payton Stark.
A visitation gathering will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from
6 o'clock in the evening until 8 o'clock at the Lazybrook Baptist Church, 1822 West 18th Street in Houston. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11 o'clock in the morning at Lazybrook Baptist Church with Dr. John Neesley officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park Cemetery.
Archie Ray Stark is survived by his wife,Jean Stark; Daughters,Brenda Burchard and husband DaleandVickie Morrison and husband George; Grandchildren,Carol Gonzales and husband Jeff,ChadCollins, George Morrison, Jr.,JosephMorrison, Paula Garcia and husband DanielandLuke Morrison and wife Dalila; Great-Grandchildren,Justen and Jonathan Gentry, Jordan Ketterman, Sara Garcia, GeorgeMorrison, III, Marijane Morrison, Natalie Garcia, Trevor Morrison, MarcusGarcia, Catie Morrison, LeviGonzales, Gianna Morrison and Levi Morrison; Step-Great-Grandchildren,Elisa, Debani and Lilly; Brothersand Sisters, Helen Castner, Willie Stark,B. J.Stark, Leonard Stark and wife Linda andWayneStark and his wife Jeanette as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
William Boyd Parrott
Date of Birth: December 7, 1919
Date of Death: May 5, 201
WilliamBoyd Parrott, 93, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 7, 1919 inKosse, Texas to parents, William Blackburn Parrott and Marion RubyFerguson Parrott, He was the Salutatorian of his graduation classfrom Kosse High School.
While in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he metand fell in love with Dorothy Whitener whom he married three weekslater. Together they were blessed with four children and weremarried for forty years. Boyd was a welder by trade and also proudlyserved his country during World War II in the United States Army. Boyd was instrumental in the welding of water tanks in which NASAAstronauts trained and was the person responsible for constructingand welding the very pivotal tripod in the center of the buildingfrom which scaffolding was designed and constructed to build theHouston Astrodome. He had also farmed for a time while living inKosse.
He is preceded in death by his parents; the mother of hischildren, Dorothy Parrott; second wife, June Parrott; son, WilliamBoyd “Buddy” Parrott, Jr. and five great-grandsons.
He issurvived by his daughters, Marion L. Parrott, Margaret Dempsey andDonna Hardin and her husband Wayne; nine grandchildren; twenty ninegreat-grandchildren; twenty three great-great-grandchildren, cousin,Juanita Billbrey and husband Mike and numerous other relatives andfriends. Graveside services for William Boyd Parrott will be held onWednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1 o'clock in the afternoon at Kosse CityCemetery in Kosse, Texas with Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating. Hisgrandsons will be serving as pallbearers.
Date of Birth: July 7, 1929
Date of Death: April 29, 2013
Ellen Getz Heller, 83, passed away April 29,2013. Born on July 4, 1929 in Chicago, she and her family came to Houston in1939 and she never left. After graduating from SanJacinto High School, Ellen then went toUniversity of Texas. She met and married Irving Heller in 1953. Together theyhad two sons. Irving predeceased her in 1973.
Ellen was self-employed, owning her own RealEstate Agency. She was an accomplished artist and interior designer. She lovedpets.
Ellen is survived by her two sons, MarkHeller and his wife Ellen of Dallas, and Wayne Heller of Houston. She has twograndchildren Jordan and Garrett.
Private funeral services were held on Wednesday May 1,2013 at Emanu El Memorial Park. Rabbi Samantha Kahn officiated. In lieu of flowers; donations may be made tothe Houston Humane Society, www.houstonhumane.org, or a charity of your choice.
Sabet Y. Hanna
Date of Birth: August 2, 1929
Date of Death: April 26, 2013
Sabet Youssef Hanna, 83, of Houston passed away on April 26, 2013. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, April 29, 2013 at
11 o'clock in the morning at St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church located at 7030 Lakeview Haven Drive, Houston, Texas 77095. Burial will follow at Forest Park Cemetery - Westhiemer in Houston.
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Alanna Zetha Georgi-Smith
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 6 o'clock in the evening until 8 o'clock at Hardin Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1 o'clock in the afternoon in the chapel of Hardin Family Funeral Home in Houston. Misty is preceded in death by her parents, Donald Louis Georigi and Susan Dawn Perry Georgi. She is survived by her Siblings, Jamie Georgi, D. J. Georgi and wife Nicole and Sunny Jager and husband Trey; Nieces and Nephews, Macaylie Georgi, Doran Georgi, Easton Georgi, Shelby Georgi, Cheyenne Georgi, Dalton Georgi, Joseph Jager, Gracie Jager and Reed Jager; Aunts and Uncles, Ron Perry and wife Chris, Jerry Perry and wife Donna, Ed Perry and wife Gail, Sally Jo White and husband Ray, Darla Halle, Barbara "Barbie" Contreras, Kathy Georgi and numerous other family members and many close friends. Alanna is also survived by those loving family members listed above and a brother, Broady Smith. Interment will follow the chapel service at Woodlawn Cemetery
Leslie Dawn Weisinger
Date of Birth: November 13, 1958
Date of Death: April 21, 2013
Leslie Dawn Weisinger, 54 of Houston, passed away on April 21, 2013. She was born on November 13, 1958 in Houston, Texas to parents, Eldon Louis Loesch and Jackie Lee Baker Loesch. A Memorial Service for Leslie will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:30 in the afternoon at the Langwood Baptist Church located at 4134 Southerland Road, Houston, TX., 77092.
Stephen Cotton Erickson
Date of Birth: May 22, 1957
Date of Death: April 2, 2013
Stephen Cotton Erickson, 55, of Houston passed away on April 2, 2013. He was born on May 22, 1957 in Houston, Texas to parents, Robert Ulmer and Margaret June Cotton Ulmer. Stephen was an owner operator of his own electrical company and and devoted husband and father. He was a man who never met a stranger and was their to help any and everyone he came in contact with. Stephen proudly served his country in the United States Army. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife. Peggy Erickson; son, Dustin Erickson, sister, Shirley Erickson; his beloved cats, Kiki, Koko and Dolly and numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and a host of friends. A Celebration of Stephen's life will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:30 PM at the Braeburn Valley Baptist Church, 7711 S. Braeswood Blvd. Houston, Texas 77077, with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating. Interment with full military honors will be held at 2:30 PM at the Houston National Cemetery where he will be laid to rest.
Doris Kay Solomon
Date of Birth: October 17, 1938
Date of Death: March 31, 2013
Doris Kay Solomon was a ladyof great talents who loved life, music, cooking and art. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother,aunt and sister. She was born on October17, 1938, in Laurelton, New York, and passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013, inHouston, Texas.
She is survived by herhusband of 55 years, Dr. James W. Solomon, her children Susan SolomonScheinthal, Scott Scheinthal, Julie Solomon Goodfriend and Robert Goodfriend;her grandchildren Michael Scheinthal, Samuel Scheinthal, Elizabeth Goodfriendand Allison Goodfriend; her sister Irma Plotkin Freedline, Yale Freedline andnephews and nieces, Randy Freedline, Debbie Freedline, Gary Freedline, YuanFreedline, Lori Freedline, Dr. Allan Freedline and Sylvia Freedline; greatnieces and nephews Ashley Shaw, Joey Freedline, Brittany Freedline, DanielFreedline, Alex Freedline, Kyle Freedline and Justin Freedline; and her belovedIrish Setter, Holly.
Services are to be held on April 2, 2013, at 1:45 pm in the Barish Sanctuary at Congregation Emanu El. Rabbi ScottHausman-Weiss and Cantor Vadim Tunitsky officiating. In lieu of flowers, pleasesend donations to the Jewish Federationof Greater Houston, www.houstonjewish.org,or a charity of choice.
Johnny Ray Ball
Date of Birth: June 12, 1949
Date of Death: March 16, 2013
Johnny Ray Ball, 63, of Tomball passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013. He was born on June 12, 1949 in Chattanooga, TN., to parents Emmett Ball and Mary Vann Ball. He is preceded in death by both of his parents; step-mother, Sadie Marie Ball; brother, Kenneth Ball and sister, Betty Faye Ball Coker. He is survived by his children, Johnny Ray Heitman and Melisa O'Neill and her husband Chris; brothers and sisters, Emmett Ball, David Ball and wife Cruz, Ronnie Ball and wife Pam, Jerry McBeth and wife Mary Ann, Shirley Houghton and husband Pete and Deloris Flournoy and husband James along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at one o'clock in the afternoon in the chapel of Hardin Family Funeral Home in Houston, Texas.
Joan Eyre Brown
Date of Birth March 19, 1952
Date of Death: March 8, 2013
Joan Eyre Brown passed awayon March 8, 2013 in Richmond, Texas. She was bornin Marshall, Michigan to Maurice and Dora Eyre on March 19,1952.
While in high school, Joan was active intheatre and arts programs, an activity she continued after graduation fromMarshall High School. She worked backstage in lighting for The MarshallCivic Players over a number of seasons, and served on the organization's boardof directors. She also loved to dance and studied ballet for many years. She enjoyed music and going to concerts. Joanwas a cat lover and enjoyed helping others.
Joan worked in banking for most of hercareer but moved into the world of oil and gas in the late 1990's, working forGlobal Marine, then GlobalSantaFe, and finally TransOcean.
Joan is preceded in death byher father Maurice Eyre and mother Dora Eyre. She is survived by her husband of39 years, Pat Brown, daughter Jennie Brown Malin, Jennie's husband Adam, grand-daughterChristine, grandson Addison, sister Paula Eyre Bernard and her husband Gary, nephew Ryan and nieces Leslie, Rhiannon, and Megan.
Memorial service will be held at HardenFamily Funeral Home, 9034 Long Point Road,Houston, Texas 77055 on March 14,2013 at 11a.m. with Reverend Michael D. Brown officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donationsmay be made to Zoey’s Angels, 12403 Maxim Drive Houston, Texas 77065. www.zoeysangels.org
The family wishes to extend theirgratitude to everyone that has reached out to them and Joan overthese last few months. To all of the family, friends and the Classof '70, thank you all very much for your love and support.
Blanca Delia Arguello
Date of Birth October 19, 1982
Date of Death: February 17, 2013
Blanca Delia Arguello, 30 of Houston passed away on February 17, 2013. The family will receive friends on Saturday March 9, 2013 from 2 o'clock in the afternoon until 8 o'clock in the evening at
Hardin Family Funeral Home in Houston. A more complete obituary to follow.
Joy Renae Brown
Date of Birth October 9, 1961
Date of Death: February 13,2013
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Ralph "Rocket Ralph" Cavazos
Date of Birth: November 14, 1960
Date of Death: February 9, 2013
Rafael "Ralph" Cavazos, 52, of Houston passed away on February 9, 2013 at his home in Houston. He was born on November 14, 1960 in Houston, Texas to parents, Jose Cavazos and Lairentina Reyes Cavazos. He is preceded in death by his parents and also his brother, Joe Cavazos. Ralph is survived by his daughter, Cassie Cavazos, son, Rafael Cavazos, Jr., brothers, Mike Cavazos, Daniel Cavazos, Pedro Cavazos, Raul Cavazos, Juan Cavazos, Joe Angel Cavazos, Valentine Cavazos, Victor Cavazos and Reuben Cavazos and their spouses, sister, Aurora Garcia and her spouse, numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and many friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 5 o'clock in the afternoon until 8 o'clock in the evening at Hardin Family Funeral Home in Houston. A celebration of Ralph's life will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in the Chapel of Hardin Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Hilton Middleton officiating. Burial will follow at Historic Hollywood Cemetery in Houston.
Louisa Trani Darbin
Date of Birth: July 13, 1917
Date of Death: December 8, 2012
Louisa Trani Darbin, 95, of Houston passed away on December 8, 2012 in Houston. A private family celebration will be held at a later date.
Susan Dawn Georgi
Date of Birth: July 2, 1959
Date of Death: December 8, 2012
Susan Dawn Georgi, 53, of Houston, passed away on December 8, 2012. She was born on July 2, 1959 in Alice, Texas to parents, Jerry Charles Perry and Zetha McInnis Perry. She is survived by her children, Jamie Georgi, D. J. Georgi and his wife Nicole, Sunny Jager and her husband Trey and Misty Georgi-Smith and her husband Tray; grandchildren, Macaylie Georgi, Doran Georgi, Easton Georgi, Shelby Georgi, Cheyenne Georgi, Dalton Georgi, Joseph Jager, Gracie Jager, Reed Jager and Alanna Georgi-Smith; brothers and sister, Ron Perry and his wife Chris, Jerry Perry and his wife Donna, Ed Perry and his wife Gail and Sally Jo White and her husband Ray as well as numerous other family members and close friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 5 o'clock in the afternoon until 8 o'clock in the evening at Hardin Family Funeral Home. A Celebration of Susan's life will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 1 o'clock in the afternoon in the chapel of Hardin Family Funeral Home
Benita Garza Marroquin
Date of Birth: March 21, 1920
Date of Death:December 6, 2012
Benita Garza Marroquin, 92, of Houston passed away on December 6, 2012. She was born on March 21, 1920 in Mexico to parents: Francisco Garza and Nicolasa Flores Garza. She found and fell in love with the love of her life, Manuel Marroquin, Sr. and together they were married on June 16, 1937. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Manuel Marroquin, Sr.; sons, Natividad Marroquin and Manuel Marroquin, Jr.; step-son, Samuel Marroquin; son-in-law, Nago Alaniz, Jr. and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Noemi "Mimi" Alaniz and Rafaela "Fifi" Marroquin; grandchildren, Crissy Alaniz, Ronnie Alaniz and Patricia Alaniz; great-grandchildren, Kendra, Nicholas, Savannah, Edward, Nori, Quinton, Noah, Alejandro, Lucio and Jordan; great-great-grandson, Nolan and brother, Faustino Garza and his wife Bertha. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 5 o'clock in the afternoon until 8 o'clock in the evening at Hardin Family Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited at 7 o'clock. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 o'clock in the morning on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Christ The King Catholic Church, 4419 N. Main, Houston, TX, 77009. Mass will be celebrated by Father Giulio Veronesi.
Sherry Lynn Klanke
Date of Birth: November 8, 1958
Date of Death: October 2, 2012
Sherry Lynn Klanke of Katy, Texas went to heaven, Tuesday, October 2, 2012.
She was born in Houston, Texas on November 8, 1958. Sherry graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in business. She married Michael Klanke on June 6, 1981. They recently celebrated 32 years together.
Sherry worked for a number of years, ending her career at Enron for the thing she wanted to do most, which was dedicate herself to being a mother. She was devoted to her family and especially her daughter Alexandria (Lexie) Klanke, 21, of Katy, TX. She was a proud soccer mom who welcomed all family, friends and neighbors into her home and her life.
Sherry is survived by her husband, Michael Klanke, daughter, Lexie Klanke, mother, Irene Roberts, step-father, Eddie Joe Roberts, sisters, Robin Marshall, Kimberly Bunch, Crystal Roberts and Tracy Roberts and nieces, Nicole Redmond and Karen Marshall. She will be greatly missed by her large extended family, friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be Friday, October 5, 2012 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy, TX 77450. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10 AM at the same location with graveside services to follow at Katy Magnolia Cemetery, 6801 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493.
Robert Joseph Salinas
Date of Birth: September 15, 1967
Date of Death: September 22, 2012
Robert Joseph Salinas, 45 of Houston passed away on September 22, 2012. He was born on September 15, 1967 in San Antonio, Texas to parents, Juan Salinas and Becky Salinas Solis. He lived in Houston, Texas for much of his life. He attended Cy-Fair High School, and he went onto a career in restaurant management. Robert enjoyed being around his children, Nascar, and golf. He is survived by his daughters, Havannah Salinas, Helanna Salinas and Dominique Salinas; mother of his children, Stephanie Salinas; father, Juan Salinas and wife Yolanda; mother, Becky Solis and her husband Mel; brother, John Salinas and wife Roxanne and sister, Natalie Diaz and husband Orlando; nieces and nephews, Joshua Salinas, Sydney Salinas, Payton Salinas, Zachary Diaz, Lucas Diaz, Adam Diaz, Scott Haydel, Madelynn Hankla, and Skyler Haydel; sister-in-law, Natalie Hankla and husband Bill as well as many other close relatives and friends. Memorial Services for Robert will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6 o’clock in the evening at the Cy Fair Christian Church, 9730 Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been established in Robert’s memory for his daughters under The Salinas Memorial Fund with Wells Fargo Bank.