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Tue
16
Sep '14

Curry, Parris Fawndean “Dean”

Curry

Parris Fawndean “Dean” Curry, born February 26, 1921, peacefully passed away at home on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  He was born and raised in Rotan, Texas.  He is preceded in death by his parents William Polk Curry, Kitty Smith Curry and Dollie Smith Curry; wife, Mildred Wilson Curry; brother, William P. Curry, Jr.; and sister, Kathleen C. Reinhart.  Dean is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marion W. Curry.  His children, Michael Curry and wife, Gail;  Nancy Curry Todd and husband, Sam; Patrick Curry and wife, Linda; Mark Curry and wife, Tina; Melissa Curry Merrill and husband, Brady; and Mary S. Curry.  His sisters, Lois C. Rushing; Mattie Lou (Pat) Weckerly and husband, Norman; Sue C. Vaughan and husband, Frank.  His nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Dean was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his sixth great-grandchild later this year.  He was honored to be called Uncle Dean by numerous nieces and nephews.

Dean was a proud member of the “Greatest Generation” serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, aboard the USS Joyce DE (Destroyer Escort).  During Dean’s service from 1942-1945, he made 28 TransAtlantic trips on the USS Joyce.  When he returned to Texas after the war, he settled in Houston and finished his degree at the University of Houston in 1948.  He enjoyed a long and distinguished career with Houston Lighting & Power, retiring after 39 years of service.

Dean was strong in his faith and an active member of First United Methodist Church Pearland.  He was an adventurer at heart and enjoyed life to the fullest.  Dean was affectionately known as “Grandad” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved being active in their lives.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.  Dean was blessed with a long life fully lived.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dean’s honor to First United Methodist Church Pearland, specifically to the Men In Action Organization or to the charity of your choice.  A visitation for Dean will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. A graveside service with military honors will take place on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:30 am at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, Texas 77038.  Following the graveside service a Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581, with Rev. Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.

Sun
14
Sep '14

Hile, Katherine “Katie” Renae

Hile

Katherine “Katie” Renae Hile, 19, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014.  She is survived by her Parents, Thomas and Jennifer Hile; Brother, Zachary Hile; Grandmothers, Wilma Wesley and Dorothy Hile; longtime boyfriend, Eric Vasquez; beloved cats, Sapphire, Pipsqueak and Snickers; and a host of other family and friends.

Katie was a 2013 cum laude graduate of Pearland High School.  She loved to sing in the choir, active in the ROTC program and served on the Color Guard.  Katie was currently a sophomore at the University of Houston where she was studying Biology before planning to transfer to Texas A&M to finish her degree to become a Veterinarian. Katie loved animals, conservationism and was an avid reader which helped her to excel throughout school.  She loved her family very much and cherished the family gatherings.  Katie will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and funeral service for Katie will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 10:00 am and the funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.  

Fri
12
Sep '14

Yzquierdo, Elena M.

Elena M. Yzquierdo, 85, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Gregorio and Marcelina Martinez; husband, Raul Yzquierdo; brother, Fabien Martinez; sisters, Josefina Arellano and Ana Martinez.  Elena is survived by her sons, Raul Yzquierdo, Roberto Yzquierdo, and wife,  Grace; daughters, Rosa Elena Lam and husband, Daniel, Maria Teresa Erlewein, Yolanda Yzquierdo; brother, Juan Antonio Chavira; sisters, Heriberta Briones, Maria Fuentes; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; her beloved dog, Sam; and a host of other family and friends.

Elena was a loving, wife, mother, grandmother and sister who dedicated her life to her family.  She was a very giving person to her family, friends and church family.  Elena loved caring for her roses in the garden, scrabble and board games with the grandchildren, and knitting different things for the family.  She enjoyed traveling all over to visit her family and friends.  Elena was a strong and faithful Christian that served as the inspiration and example to all of her family.  She often times could be found assisting her friends in the neighborhood with their English to obtain their citizenship.

Elena was a dedicated and loving wife to Raul Sr. for 24 years and after his death, she continued to dedicate her life to her grandkids who affectionately knew her as “Grandma”, “G Ma” or “G.G.”.  She will be truly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A Visitation and service for Elena will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 1:00 pm and the service will follow at 2:00 pm with Pastor Roy Guel officiating.  An interment will take place on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Fri
12
Sep '14

Bishop, Paula Kay

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Paula Kay Bishop, 62, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her father, Lynn Paul Bishop.  Paula is survived by her mother, Ernie Jo Bishop; daughters, Deanna Moore and husband, Aaron, Kristen Denby and husband, Jason; brother, Gary Bishop and wife, Donna; grandchildren, Blake and Shelbie Coleman, Madison and Carson Moore; and a host of other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Far Corners Missions at www.fc-usa.org. A Celebration of  Paula’s life will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Gary Bishop and Don Hutchins officiating.

Thu
4
Sep '14

Wagner, Eleanor M.

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Eleanor M. Wagner, 87, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Clara Walsh; husband, Ben Wagner; brother, William Walsh; and sisters, Ruth Walsh and Margaret “Peg” Wheeler. Eleanor is survived by her brother, John “Jack” Walsh; God-daughter, Susan Chapman; and a host of other family and friends.

Eleanor truly had a servant’s heart and was always willing to help out wherever she could.  She was devoted to her church and volunteered at St. Helen Catholic Church with blood drives, the annual bazaar, serving on the Altar Society and as a founding member of the Women’s Club Society which later became the Catholic Daughters.  Her caring nature also extended to caring for her family where she was the primary caregiver to her mother and disabled sister, Ruthie until their passings. Eleanor loved being outdoors and enjoyed gardening, yard work or her many trips to Galveston to spend time walking along the beach and time at their beach house.  She enjoyed reading and crocheting.  Eleanor will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A funeral mass for Eleanor will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father Jim Courville officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.

Wed
3
Sep '14

Koenig, Tyler Colten

Koenig

Tyler Colten Koenig, 22, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.  He is survived by his father, Bradley Koenig; mother, Brenda Hermanson and husband, Kevin; grandparents, Ellen Chetta, Jerry and Judy Koenig; great grandmother, Mary Ely; brothers, Justin Koenig, Cody Fish; stepbrother, Justin Hermanson; sisters, Madilyn, Kalynn and Graciella Koenig; and a host of other family and friends.

Tyler loved his family very much and his favorite saying was, “I love you”.  He was an extremely caring person that always helping others and caring about their needs.  When Tyler was growing up he loved all sports, fishing, hunting and spending time outdoors.  He loved listening to music and enjoyed all different types of music.  Tyler will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation and funeral service for Tyler will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 12:30 pm and the funeral service will follow at 1:30 pm with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Mon
1
Sep '14

Hogan, Wayne A.

Hogan

Wayne A. Hogan, 74, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Ardis Hogan and Dorothy Blake; brothers, Albert and Bo Hogan; and sister, Joy Dagen.  Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Bonnie Hogan; daughters, Sonya Hogan Lira and husband, Jack, Sheri Luann Lowe and husband, David; grandchildren, Jennifer and Joshua Lira, Jeanelle Jimenez, Kendall and Trevor Lowe and Jeremy Lira; great grandchildren, Tyler Wilson, Madison Davis, Preslie and Molli Lira, Andrew, Sophia and Karina Jimenez, and Aria; and a host of other family and friends.

Wayne was a great husband, father and grandfather and a wonderful provider for his family. He had a long and successful career of more than 40 years as a Lineman with Local Union 66.  Wayne loved the outdoors, whether he was camping, fishing or deer hunting.  He enjoyed feeding the birds and raccoons in the neighborhood.  Wayne was very close to his family and was always available to help them in any way possible.  When he got sick, all of his family came together to take care of his yard and odd job jobs around the house and he remarked that he “had the best family in the entire world.”  He was very appreciative of everything in his life.  Wayne will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Wayne will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Blain Fortin officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas

Wed
27
Aug '14

Stafford, Jerry Ivan

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Jerry Ivan Stafford, 73, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Eula Stafford; and son, Dennis Craig Stafford.  Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Lynda Stafford; daughter, Marilyn Allison and husband, Mike; daughter- in-law, Melissa Sosebee and husband, Len; sisters, Tressie Spradling, Karen Rumbaugh and husband, Billy; grandchildren, Jacob, Caroline, Jenna, Jake, Benjamin, Josh, and Sarah; and a host of other family and friends.

Jerry enjoyed a successful career with Amoco as an electrical engineer and then went on to his true passion of teaching.  He was a college professor for more than 25 years at Texas Lutheran College and Amarillo College.  He was always doing for others but never wanted credit or recognition.  Jerry was very courageous in his battle with cancer and was the epitome of grace and strength throughout his illness.  He was affectionately known as “Poppy” to his grandchildren and was a pushover for whatever they wanted to do. Jerry enjoyed playing golf back in Amarillo with his golf buddies.  He was a graduate of Texas Tech University and always supported his Red Raiders.  Jerry will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A graveside service for Jerry will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas with Pastor Howard Batson officiating.

Wed
27
Aug '14

Jarvis, Herbert Lemuel

Jarvis

Herbert Lemuel Jarvis, 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Aline Hilbert Jarvis; his beloved second mother, Eunice Levere Merriman; stepmother, Marie Jarvis and brother, William Jarvis.  Herb is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lacombe Jarvis; daughters, Debra Kaiser and husband, Kenneth, Susan Myers and husband, Kenneth; brothers, Sidney Jarvis and wife, Joan, John (Jack) Jarvis and wife, Donna, George Jarvis and wife, Barbara; sisters, Genie Weiland and Donna Jarvis; grandchildren, Camille Kaiser, Austin Myers, Jason Myers, Stella Kaiser, and Mathew Myers;  and a host of other family and friends.

Herb was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving as a Radio Operator.  Following his days in the Air Force, Herb developed a passion for Amateur (or Ham) Radio, an avocation he shared with his father.  He spent hours broadcasting all over the world and took great pleasure in sharing his expertise.

Herb and Mary shared a wonderful life together. The first moment Herb set eyes on Mary, he knew she was the one.  He repeatedly asked for her hand in marriage until Mary said yes; she was the love of his life for 62 years.  Herb and Mary started their married life in Massena, New York, where they raised their family. Retiring after 31 years at ALCOA, they moved to the warmth of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where they delighted in beach living and being close to extended family.  Herb was very active in Holy Family Parish and the Knights of Columbus in Hilton Head.

Herb and Mary moved to Pearland 17 years ago, where they happily assumed babysitting responsibilities for their granddaughters.  Herb was christened “Mepa” (a contraction for ‘MY grandpa’) by Stella and the name stuck!  In Pearland, Herb and Mary were active members of St. Helen’s Catholic Church where they served as Eucharistic ministers among numerous other activities.  They spent many hours as CCE volunteers preparing second graders for First Holy Communion, which they found extremely rewarding.  Herb also remained a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Herb was deeply devoted to his family.  His daughters will forever remember him singing them to sleep at night after their prayers.  Herb was a great story teller and his family loved listening to the stories of his life. He also made up stories to entertain his daughters.  He and the family vacationed all over the USA in their travel trailer.  Later in life, he and Mary relished traveling the world on their cruises.

Herb will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Visitation and Rosary for Herb will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be take place from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with the Rosary recited at 7:00 pm.  The funeral mass will take place on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father James Courville officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.  A dinner will take place at St. Helen’s following interment.

Tue
26
Aug '14

Neitzey, George F. Sr.

Neitzey

George F. Neitzey, Sr., 78, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Regina Neitzey.  George is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Margaret Neitzey; sons, George Neitzey, Jr. and wife, Cassie; John Neitzey; Mark Neitzey and wife, Jennifer, Nick Neitzey and wife, Hilari; daughters, Diana Neitzey, Cindy Anthis and husband, Joel; brothers, Joe Neitzey and wife, Kathleen, Frank Neitzey and wife, Sharon; sisters, Mary Daly and husband, Jack, Jane Fahey and husband, Mike, Margaret Godson and husband, Jack; grandchildren, Patrick Neitzey, Austin Anthis, Georgia Neitzey, Harper Neitzey, Allison Anthis, Kyle Neitzey, Abby Anthis, Hattie Neitzey, AnnaGrace Anthis, and one on the way, Ragan Neitzey; and a host of other family and friends.

George was a wonderful role model and provider for his family.  He was a 50 year member of the IBEW and was a “top dollar” foreman electrician.  George had many successful years in sales management with Greenlee Tool Company.  He was truly devoted to his family and made sure to have an active part in the lives and activities of all six of his children.  George always managed to attend football games, track and gymnastic meets, golf tournaments, soccer and baseball games and as many recitals and plays as he could.  Although his health had prevented him from being as active in the lives of his nine grandchildren, he loved them dearly and cherished visits and catching up on their latest activities.  George was an avid sports fan and could be found many Sundays rooting for his favorite Washington Redskins or more recently for the Houston Texans.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and administration at Windsong Village and Memorial Hermann Southeast for all their care, support and attention.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in George’s honor to Christ Clinic at 5504 First Street, Katy, Texas 77493 or online at www.christclinickaty.org/make-a-donation.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for George will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 6502 County Road 48, Manvel, Texas 77578.  The family will be receiving guests beginning at 10;00 am and the memorial service will follow at 11:00 am with Father Tom Ponzini officiating.

Wed
20
Aug '14

Schreyer, Jennie Rayls

Schreyer

Jennie Rayls Schreyer, 66, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Hilda Rayls; and brother, Gordon Dittmer.  Jennie is survived by her loving husband, Glenn Schreyer; daughters, Megan Schreyer and Julie Lang; brothers, James, Marlin, Joe and Kennie Dittmer; one grandson; and a host of other family and friends.

Jennie worked for over 26 years as an Executive Assistant for doctors at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  She fought a courageous battle with cancer and maintained an active life without letting her illness slow her down. She enjoyed shopping, wine tastings and visiting vineyards.  Jennie and Glenn always looked forward to traveling and went on several cruises over the years.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved them.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jennie’s honor to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in her name at www.mdanderson.org.  A Memorial Service for Jennie will be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating.

Mon
18
Aug '14

Spears, Donald Joe

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Donald J. Spears passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014.  Don was born on the 28th of April, 1927, in Corsicana, Texas, son of Thelma J. and F.H. (Jake) Spears. Don grew up in the Houston area, graduated from Reagan High School, attended Rice University prior to enlisting in the US Navy at the age of 17, served in the Navy as Aviation Machinist’s Mate during World War II and the Korean War, and graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, sister and grandson, Thelma J. and F.H. (Jake) Spears, Beverly Duvall Stallcup, and Edward L. Koslosky, Jr.  He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Linda; his daughter Sandra Jo Siddall; his son Robert (Dusty) W. Spears; his step-daughter Jennifer Lynn Webb and  husband, J. Kiley Webb; his grandson Donald Frank Koslosky and wife Cathe; his great-grandson Christopher L. Koslosky; his great-grandson Edward (Eddie) L. Koslosky III and wife Christi; step-grandson and step-granddaughter Dylan Kiley Webb and Grace Lynn Webb. He is also survived by nieces Gwen Gough, and husband, Don; Patsy Ann Farrar; Becky Heeney and husband, Neil; Jean Haden and nephews Albert Bacarrisse and wife Bettie; Jerry Bacarrisse and wife Mary Beth; Lester Bacarrisse; and Ross Lynn Leone.

Don’s career included successful years in sales and sales management with Carnation Milk, Consolidated Building Products, Honeywell Computers, Singer Computers, Burroughs/Graphic Sciences and Hughes Offshore.  Don loved the great outdoors and enjoyed boating, hunting and fishing in the areas around Houston and Galveston. Don treasured the many friendships he made over the years, including time as a member of the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook: boating, playing tennis and attending varied social activities.  His most recent years in Pearland offered a beautiful view of nature through the back windows of his home, which provided much pleasure for Don.  At all times, Don cared deeply for his many pets who were treated royally and were always a major part of his life.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at The Methodist Hospital for their kindness and care of Don in his final days.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Society, the American Heart Association, or to the charity of your choice.  A Memorial Service for Don will be held on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at ­­­­­­­­2:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating.