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Jun '15

Enmon, Betty Belle

Betty Belle Enmon, 84, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 28, 2015.  She is preceded in death by parents, George and Olive Conroy, her loving husband, William Glenn Enmon, and sister, Constance Marie Conroy.  Her daughter, Allison Ator and husband, Alex; grandson, Nathan Alexander Ator; close cousins, Atherina Scott and Wanda Seck; and a host of other family and friends survive Betty.

Betty grew up in Enid Oklahoma, attended Gulf Park College for Women where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. It was in her junior year that she met and married her Air Force pilot Glenn in Panama City Florida. After marriage, she briefly lived in Orange Texas, while he served in the Korean War. They then moved to Minneapolis Minnesota and finally settled in Fort Worth Texas where God blessed them with daughter Allison. In 1963 the family moved to Sacramento CA where they lived until 1975. During these years Betty was active in Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church along with the Chi Omega alumni chapter. She and Glenn moved to Tampa FL in 1975, where they lived and served at McGill AFB until 1980. After this final military tour, they relocated to Augusta GA. While living in Augusta, Betty and Glenn always made it a point to attend the practice rounds at the Masters, and enjoyed weekends at Hilton Head or other white sand beaches. She worked as a bridal consultant for many years. Glenn passed away in 2001 just 5 months before their 50th anniversary. She lived there until 2002 when she moved to Pearland to be near her daughter and grandson beginning another chapter of her life.

Those who met her always-loved Betty and she ministered to many in her own way. She was a founding member of Peace Presbyterian Church in Pearland where she was once again active in adult bible study and sharing God’s word.  Many described her as classy and elegant as she was known to always be perfectly put together and had to entertain in the finest way. It was during her years here in Pearland that she began to cruise and see parts of the world she never thought she would see with her best friend and others from Country Place. Betty had a love for gardening, her butterfly garden and the fresh flowers that were always in her home lifting her spirits. Despite many surgeries and physical handicaps, Betty a breast cancer survivor remained strong and determined not to let life get her down. She trusted that the Lord would carry her through and he did.

Betty was a loving mother, friend and grandmother who continually prayed for all the loved ones in her life. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. May we find comfort in knowing that she is now experiencing “the gift of grace” our Lord and Savior promised all of us through the resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Glory be to God!

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Peace Presbyterian Church, the Wounded Warrior fund or Breast Cancer society.  A Memorial Service for Betty will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor Scott Cummings officiating.

Jun '15

Villarreal, Dominga Flores


Dominga Flores Villarreal, 84, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Rufina Vega Flores; her son Joe Villarreal; her brothers Pablo and Arturo Flores; and sisters Lupe Loredo, Reyes Milstead, Belen Guerra, Maria Salazar and Esperanza Salinas.  Dominga is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Gilberto Villarreal; daughter, Mary Herrera; sons, Gilbert Villarreal Jr. and wife Sharon, Lalo Villarreal, Rolando Villarreal and wife Maricella, Emilio Villarreal, and Ray Villarreal and wife Debbie; sister, Consuelo Weaver; 22 grandchildren; and 28 Great grandchildren.

Dominga loved to cook and enjoyed bringing her family together for lunch on Thursdays, holidays and any special occasions.  Her rice, tortillas and homemade hot sauce were always wonderful and appreciated by all that were lucky enough to enjoy.  She was the matriarch of the Villarreal family and everyone looked to her for strength and guidance.  Dominga adored her grand and great grandchildren and they all affectionately called her “Grandma”.   She went out of her way to care and do for others, even at her own birthday party she wanted to help cook.   Her strong faith was a wonderful example to her family and friends on how to live your life in love and service to others.  She held a positive outlook and would not have a bad word to say about anyone.  Dominga filled her home with love and made it a warm place for friends and family to gather and always feel welcome.

A visitation and rosary for Dominga will be held Monday, June 29, 2015 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will take place from 5:00 until 8:00 pm with the Rosary recited at 6:00 pm.  The funeral will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Clayton Funeral Home Chapel with Father James Courville officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Jun '15

Wink, James Michael “Mike”

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James Michael Wink, 69, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Margaret Wink.  Mike is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Rita Wink; brother, Robert Louis Wink; niece and nephews, John Wink and wife, Carolyn, Joel Wink and wife, Laura, Robin Barryer and husband, Benji; his best friend, Mark Wellman, and a host of other family and friends.

Mike loved living life to the fullest.  He especially enjoyed getting dressed up and going out on the town with Rita.  He loved being a cowboy.  Mike was always known for his love of cooking and grilling for all of his friends.  He enjoyed planting and growing herbs and flowers in his tropical garden.  Mike loved the outdoors and loved golfing, boating, traveling with his family, socializing with his friends and hanging out with the Megan Mob.  He will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Mike will be held Friday, June 26, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The memorial service will take place Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating.

Jun '15

Shiflett, Aaron Travis


Aaron Travis Shiflett, lived most of his life in and near Angleton, Texas.  Growing up and attending schools in Angleton, he graduated from Angleton High School in 2009.  He is survived by his parents, father Roger K. Shiflett, mother Linda Meier; sister Lindsey Shiflett, grandmother Loretta Beyrer, stepfather Curtis Meier, step grandmother, Trudy Meier-Christiansen, step sister and brother in law, Sara and Joel Wrede, step brother and sister in law, David and Mallory Meier and, and numerous family members including many aunts, uncles and cousins in Texas, Louisiana, Oregon, Indiana, Colorado, and Tennessee.

Travis enjoyed mudding and working on his precious Bronco, “Chero” and other vehicles.  He enjoyed cooking, fishing, and camping. He designed custom knives, loved hunting, being outdoors with friends and his dogs.  He was a true Texan with a heart the size of Texas. He will truly be missed by many. A Go-Fund-me account for his final expenses. Travis Shiflett   http://dm2.gofund.me/xg5m84

A memorial service will be held Saturday June 27, 2015 at 10 a.m. at New Hope Church, East Campus, 108 West Edgewood Drive Friendswood, TX 77546.

Jun '15

DeFlores, Maria DeJesus Lopez


Maria DeJesus Lopez DeFlores, 73, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Francisco and Maria Lopez; brothers, Leonel and Horacio Lopez; sisters, Paula Soto, Guadalupe Lopez and Ludvina Linares.  Maria is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Evaristo Flores; daughter, Juana Villarreal and husband, Rodrigo; brothers, Manuel, Humberto, Baudelio, Jesus Derlis and Francisco Lopez; sister, Elfida Medellin; grandchildren, Rodrigo Villarreal III, Evaristo Villarreal, Maria Elida Resendez, and Esther Moncada; nine great grandchildren and one on the way; and a host of other family and friends.

A visitation and rosary will be held for Maria, Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral mass will take place Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 1211 Michigan St., South Houston, Texas 77587 with Father Jesus Martinez officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Jun '15

Wollney, Norbert Frank Sr.


Norbert Frank Wollney, Sr., 74, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Irene Kotara Wollney and step-father, Richard Robert Wollney.  Norbert is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty Jean Bonewitz Wollney; sons, Norbert “Bert” Frank Wollney, Jr. and wife, Rene, Robert Glen Wollney and wife, Lauri; daughter, Pamela Jean Wollney Walston and husband, John; brother, Richard Wollney and wife, Darlene; sisters, Dorothy Bonewitz and husband, William, Carolyn Wollney, grandchildren, Crystal Peters and husband, Chris, Lindsey Walston, Mark Edward Norbert Walston, Robert “Glen” Wollney II, Caitlin Wollney,  Saydi Wollney and Robin Wollney; and a host of other family and friends.

Norbert was truly the patriarch of his family and loved them dearly.  Norbert enjoyed old country music and even started his own band named the South Texas Crystals with his two sons.  As his grandchildren grew up and started to play softball and baseball, he became extremely involved at Pearland Little League because of his love for his family.  In the early days, practice fields were scarce so he took it upon himself to build his own fields and batting cages on his property.  Norbert always loved tractor work and even in his later years could be found on the tractor tilling his garden, mowing grass, or spreading rocks in his driveway.  As time passed and he became sick, he still found a way to be involved in the kids’ life any way he could.  Norbert taught the grandkids how to make his treasured dumplings; played multiple rounds of dominoes, always looked forward to his gambling trips, and became a self-proclaimed “field supervisor” for his daughter Pam’s real estate company.

Norbert was strong in his faith and loved the Lord.  He modeled his life after the principles of being generous and helpful to all in need.  Norbert believed the most important thing was to love and respect one another.  He was never afraid of a challenge or a project that he decided to take on.  Norbert will forever be remembered for his love for people, his fun-loving nature and his amazing ability to always cheer people up.  He never met a stranger and made friends wherever he went.  Norbert will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation and rosary for Norbert will be held Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 3:00 until 6:00 pm, with the Rosary recited at 3:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral mass will be held Monday, June 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 7955 Real Road, San Antonio, TX 78263 with Father Tom Ponzini officiating.  Interment will follow at St. Jerome Catholic Cemetery.


Jun '15

Alexander, Bettye Garrett Mathis


BETTYE GARRETT MATHIS ALEXANDER, 86, of Pearland, Texas, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 11, 2015 after a long illness.  She was born on January 20, 1929 in Houston, Texas, and was the first child of two children of Franklin Mathis and Mable Garrett Mathis of Alvin, Texas.  She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and community leader who enjoyed life fully and was loved by many who knew her. She graduated from Alvin schools and attended Rice University. She married the love of her life, Thomas P. Alexander, Sr., in 1945 and moved to Pearland in 1949.

Bettye had a positive “can do” attitude that translated into many good works for the people in her life and a vision for the improvement of the Pearland community in general. She had many personal, community and career interests over her life and devoted her time to being a loving wife, mother, friend, business woman and community leader.

For over 50 years, she was a realtor and managing partner with her husband and son in their real estate investment management company. She also served as a Board member of the Pearland State Bank from 2010 to 2013. She served as president and other positions on the Pearland Library Board and the Brazoria County Library Board for over 40 years. She was instrumental in the establishment of the first public library in Pearland in 1970 and the building of the new Pearland library and city hall in the 1970’s, as well as the building of libraries in several other Brazoria County communities. She worked with then Superintendant of Pearland ISD, Dr. Lloyd Ferguson, to open Pearland schools to persons with disabilities by enrolling her daughter, Diana, who is blind, in Pearland Junior High in the 1960’s. She was a founding supporter (Silver Triangle Club, Founding Fellow) of the Pearland Y.M.C.A. and funded many scholarships for families who could not afford summer programs for their children.

The following are some, but not all, of the organizations she served: President and various other positions of the Pearland ISD Parent-Teacher Association, football concession and volunteer in various school organizations/work groups for over 20 years, president of the Sunday school, Bible school organizer and member of the Pearland First United Methodist Church, sponsor of the Future Homemakers of America and Future Farmers of America, member of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, Pearland Lioness Club, Pearland’s Women in Leadership, Christian Helping Hands, Pearland Neighborhood Center, Northern Brazoria County Education Alliance, and the Pearland Little League (by furnishing three practice fields). She volunteered for many years at the Houston Lighthouse for the Blind to produce many Braille materials and secure other resources for the blind. She was a supporter to many other groups including the Pearland Adult Reading Center, Delphian Club, Forgotten Angels Foundation, Special Olympics Texas, Methodist Children’s Home, Pearland Circle Group, Pearland Golfcrest Country Club including the women’s tennis and bridge groups, Houston Ladies’ Tennis Association, Pearland Historical Society, Pearland Artists Association and Women’s Center of Brazoria County.  She also contributed to Houston Public Television, the March of Dimes, the Cancer Society and other charitable organizations.

She is survived by her children who loved and cared for her during her illness including Thomas (Tom) Patton Alexander, Jr., and wife Rosslyn, Diana Alexander Holzhauser and husband, Dennis, and Cynthia Elizabeth Alexander. She is survived by her grandchildren, Marylyn Alexander Reed, Jason Alexander, Sloan Speck, Kevin Alexander, Harrison Speck, and great-grandchildren, Nicholas Hubbard, Lacy Reed, Caroline Reed, Chase Alexander, Kiley Alexander, Colton Russell and Luke Alexander. She also is survived by her daughter, Harriett Alexander Holmes and husband, Allen, their children Alex Holmes and Amy Holmes Williams and grandchildren, Luke Holmes, Henry Holmes, Samuel Williams and Madeleine Williams.

Bettye is survived by one sister, Martha Mathis Black and her children, Patricia Black, Betsey Black Corbello and husband, Joey Corbello, and Marc Black and his wife Jessica.  Bettye also was survived by her brother-in-law, Jud Alexander and her four sisters-in-law, Mary Alexander Bartlett, Sue Alexander Morrison, Patricia Alexander Wood, and Elizabeth Alexander Nisbet.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband and life partner, Thomas Patton Alexander, Sr., her parents and her brothers-in-law, Charles (Jack) Alexander, John Alexander, and Robert Alexander, her sister-in-law, Martha Alexander Crouch and her long time friend, Mable Russett.

The family wishes to acknowledge a few of the many special supporters who demonstrated their love for her during her illness with care, visits, prayers and gifts: Dr. Theresa Vicroy with her constant oversight and care, Martha Black, Betsey and Joey Corbello, David and Linda Griffin, Dr. David and Elaine Armbruster, Jason and Jill Alexander, Marylyn Alexander, Kevin Alexander, Jud Alexander, Mary Bartlett, Pat and John Wood, Lee and Laura Alexander, Johnny Bill and Sue Alexander, Rev. Bob Joiner, Kay Kuttery’s, Michael and Nancy Martin, Russell Kibbee, Bill Brower, Leah Bateman, Ruth Holzhauser, and others too numerous to name individually. The family especially wishes to thank her home caregivers for their fine care and devotion: Dionne Broussard, Dinia Chassion, Kimberley Hammann, Mary Cormier, Linda Atkins, Veronica Graham, Jeanne Blankenship and Sue Foshee.

Visitation will be held on June 19, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Clayton Funeral Home, 5330 West Broadway, Pearland, Texas (281) 485-4446. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on June 20, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, 2314 Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas (281) 485-8721 with a reception at Golf Crest Country Club following the service.  In lieu of flowers, the Alexander family requests that donations be made to, the Texas Lion’s Club Camp through the Pearland Lion’s Club, P.O. Box 903, Pearland, Texas 77588, the First United Methodist Church of Pearland, Building Fund, 2314 Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581 or the Adult Reading Center, Inc., 2246 N. Washington Avenue, Pearland, TX 77581-4040.

Jun '15

Castille, JoAnn Auer

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JoAnn Auer Castille passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday the 7th of June 2015. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on the 23rd of January in 1933. Her parents were the late Ralph and Matilda Auer, both of St. Louis. She graduated high school from St. Agnes Academy at the age of seventeen in 1950 and attended college at the University of St. Thomas. Shortly thereafter she met her soul mate, Merlin Anthony Castille, in the Catholic Youth Organization of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. They were married on the 4th of October, 1952.

A year after their marriage, JoAnn and Merlin had their first child, Jude. Sadly, he passed away not long after from complications during birth. In 1954, JoAnn and Merlin celebrated the birth of their second son, Merlin Gerard (“Gerry”).

In 1955 JoAnn moved to Louisiana with Merlin, who was stationed in DeRidder, Louisiana as part of his military service. After a year, the family returned to Houston, Texas where JoAnn would live for the rest of her life. In 1956 JoAnn gave birth to her first daughter, Deborah Ann and in 1958 she welcomed another son, Ralph Joseph.

Throughout her life, JoAnn was involved in a number of different careers. She worked at the Bokay Shop, preparing fresh flowers while in high school and later worked as a telephone operator for Bell telephone. Once she had children, JoAnn was a homemaker and stay-at-home mother to her children. She was also a substitute teacher at Holy Ghost Catholic School where she taught everything from English to Mathematics.  Once her children had grown, JoAnn worked at Neiman Marcus in the costume jewelry department.

JoAnn was a devout Catholic and dedicated servant to her community and her church. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society at Holy Ghost Catholic Church and helped run the food pantry at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Sugarland, Texas. JoAnn was a progressive woman who helped organize a group of women, affectionately known as “The Libbers,” that met regularly to discuss current events, eat gourmet food, and drink wine. JoAnn was a talented artist and craftsperson. She was a skilled seamstress and needle worker. JoAnn loved nature and gardening and enjoyed tending a greenhouse built by Merlin.  And above all, she had a wonderful sense of humor.

Most of all, JoAnn, affectionately known as “Mooma,” was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Nothing gave her as much joy as caring for her family and her cherished miniature dachshunds Gretel, Leibschein, Gunkë, Hettle, and Zoë.

JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Matilda Auer, her brother Kenneth and her son Jude. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Merlin Anthony Castille, and their three children: Gerry Castille and his wife Cindy, Deborah Horwitz and her husband Jim, and Ralph Castille and his wife Judy. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Brian Castille, his wife Sara and their daughter Lindsay; Kim Bautsch, her husband Mark, their son Brady and expected son Nolan; Geoff Horwitz, his wife Adele and their son Jamie; Noah Horwitz; Kirby Castille and his wife Alyssa; Logan Auer Castille; Shannon Bormann and her husband Sam; and Rachel Castille.

The family would like to give a special thanks to JoAnn’s caretakers, Roxanne Navarette and Martha Smith. A rosary service is to be conducted at six o’clock in the evening, on Tuesday the 9th of June, at Clayton Funeral Home in Pearland. A memorial service is to be conducted at ten in the morning on Wednesday the 10th of June at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that contributions in JoAnn’s memory be directed to St. Agnes Academy, the Alzheimer’s Association, or the charity of one’s choice.

Jun '15

Harris, Chad Matthew


Chad Matthew Harris, 32, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015.  He is survived by his parents, John and Vicki Harris; brother, Cory Harris and wife, Keanti; sister, Lynnze Harris and fiancé, Junior Martinez; niece and nephew, Jazmyne Backman and Joshua Harris; numerous aunts and uncles; and a host of other family and friends.

Chad loved the outdoors. He could always be found fishing, swimming, having barbecues, going go-carting and spending time working on cars. Chad loved his family and enjoyed every opportunity he had to spend time with them.  He had a really big heart and was always available to help friends and family in need.  Chad will be forever remembered as an animal lover and loved his dog and fish.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

The family will be receiving friends Wednesday, June 10, 2015 beginning at 10:00 am with the funeral service following at 11:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Rev. Lawrence Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

Jun '15

Still, Thomas Foster


Thomas Foster Still, 73, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Ida Bell Still.  Thomas is survived by his daughters, Tiffany Herrera and husband, Chris, Traci McClure and husband, Bebo, Stacey Rueda and husband, Felipe; brothers, Louis D. Still and wife, Bretta, William R. Still and wife, Kathleen; sister, Debra K. Harris; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Thomas loved spending time outdoors and playing golf.  He always looked forward to spending time with his girls and his family.  Thomas will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.  A private memorial service for Thomas will be held by the family at a later time.

Jun '15

Crouch, Mildred Florine Burkhalter


Mildred Florine Burkhalter Crouch, 99, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at her home.  Florine was born at home in Wellborn, and she attended the Texas A&M Consolidated School District. She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Bama Vance Burkhalter; her loving husband, Lewis Edward Crouch, Sr.; son, Lewis E. Crouch, Jr.;  brothers, Earl Vance and D.D. Burkhalter; sister, Frances Nedra Nordenstrom.  Florine is survived by her son, Clifford Crouch; daughter, Billie Jean Christman and husband, Boyd; sister, Dorothy Nell Santina and husband, Richard; grandson, Douglas Christman and wife, Janet; grandson, David Christman; granddaughter, Dana Jackson and husband, Robert; great grandchildren, Laura Seal and husband, Danny; Amanda Tomlinson and husband, Seth; D.J. Christman and wife, Kasie; Aric Christman; Alan Brumley; Amanda Gonzales and husband, Richard; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.  She had maintained life-long relations with friends and family in Wellborn, Millican, and the Brazos Valley.

Florine worked for many years as a credit supervisor, ending her career at Bank of the Southwest.  She loved her family, her yard and music.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 4 at Garden Road Baptist Church, 2101 Garden Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor Donald Pope officiating.  Interment followed at SouthPark Cemetery.

May '15

Allman, Dr. Audean


Dr. Audean Allman went to be with her Lord on May 26, 2015.  She was born in Texarkana, Arkansas on April 17, 1926.

Audean dedicated her life to education and others around her. Upon receiving her doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska she dedicated 33 years of outstanding and dedicated service to Texas Southern University College of Education.

Audean was preceded in death by her parents, Cecile & Jewel Crowson; brother, Jimmy Crowson and her beloved husband, Douglas.

She leaves behind her daughter, Ann Campbell and husband Robert of Pearland and son Dennis Allman and wife, Vickie of Jarrell and her beloved sister Patsy Crowson Alexander of Houston.

Also left to cherish her memories are her grandchildren: Heidi Lott and  husband, Albert; Heather Jordan and husband, Clark; Dusty Cole and wife, Ashley; Christopher Allman and wife, Kari; Jason Allman and wife, Lanessa; Ashley Allman and Emily Campbell.

The treasures of her heart were her great grandchildren: Chloe and Camie Jordan; Savannah and Jacob Lott; Hudson & Grayson Cole; and Parker, Banner, West and Clark Allman.

Private Burial will be at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, 77038 on June 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Audean’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.