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Sun
22
Mar '15

Petrey, Thomas “Tom” Lee

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Thomas “Tom” Lee Petrey, 62, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen Petrey; brother, Dwayne Petrey; sister, Paulette Maxwell.  Tom is survived by his father, Budde Lee Petrey; his wife of 35 years, Toni Petrey; son, Jordan Christopher Petrey; Darrell Petrey and wife, Terry, Danny Petrey and wife, Stephanie; sisters, Linda Anderson and husband, Tom, Kay Marshall and husband, Gary, Carolyn Brecht and husband, Walter, Mary Beth Weaver and husband, Cameron; grandchildren, Chloe Ann, Seth Reigns, and Mekenah Sky Petrey; and a host of other family and friends.

Tom was the third of nine brothers and sisters.  He worked as a machinist in Taft, California before moving to Houston.  His aunt introduced him to Toni and they were married in April of 1979.  In 1997, Tom and Toni moved to Pearland.  He was an honest, hard worker for American Business Machines and won many awards.  Tom cherished the next phase of his life as “Papa” to his grandchildren. He was strong in her faith and loved the Lord.  Tom was a 30 year member of Redeemer Episcopal Church of Houston where he served as his church.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

The family will be having Memorial Services in California and in Houston at a later time.

Sat
21
Mar '15

Laurence, Aaron Donald

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Aaron Donald Laurence, 54, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015.  He is survived by his father,  Donald Laurence and wife, Judi; mother, Madeleine Sweet and husband, Bruce; his loving wife of 22 years, Denise Laurence; daughters, Taylor and Elizabeth Laurence; sisters, Donna Scarcella  and spouse, Stacey, Melinda Laurence; nieces and nephews, Joshua, Grant and Rachel Hairr; and a host of extended family and friends.

Aaron was a great husband, father, son and brother.  Family was very important to him.  He paid careful attention to the interest of each person and made them feel special.  Aaron and the family loved traveling and especially cherished the times they got to spend in Florida on the beach together.  He loved fishing, cooking, Nascar, and playing his guitar.  He was at his best when laughing, singing and dancing with his family.  Aaron will forever be remembered for his love and devotion to his wife and daughters.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Memorials may be made in Aaron’s honor for his daughters’ college fund under the name of Denise Laurence at any Chase Bank or at www.gofundme.com/pv8wds .  A visitation for Aaron will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:30 pm followed by a Memorial Service at 5:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home at 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.

Thu
19
Mar '15

Fultz, Paddy Sue

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Paddy Sue Fultz, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, E.R. Mooney and Violet Norwood Mooney, husband Billie Dean Fultz; brother Edward “BO” Mooney; and sister Mary Catherine Kammerman. Paddy is survived by her son, Bill D. Fultz Jr., daughter Deana Suzanne Higgs and husband Pete. Grandchildren Erik Fultz and Erin Fultz Moreno. Ryan and Kyle Fleming, and Natalie Davidson. Great-grandchildren Chloe and Atom Moreno, and a host of other loving family and friends.

Paddy Sue and Bill were married for almost 60 years.  She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and Christian.  She was affectionately known as “Mema” to her grandchildren and cherished every opportunity she had to spend time with, cook for and laugh with her family.  Paddy Sue especially enjoyed going shopping with her daughter Deana and granddaughter Natalie. She loved her Life writing class which motivated her to write her life story.  Paddy Sue enjoyed line dancing, swimming, bowling, and also singing and performing in the seniors’ talent show. She was always full of personality and made everyone happy when they were around her. She and Billie traveled all over the world and made many lifelong friends along the way. Paddy Sue was very strong in her faith and loved The Lord. Paddy Sue will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held for Paddy Sue on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 55340 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Bob Joiner officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 pm at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas.

Sat
14
Mar '15

Neuliep, Marybeth

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Marybeth Neuliep, 55, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Monti.  Marybeth is survived by her mother, Vita Monti; her loving husband of 30 years, Brad Neuliep; son, Michael Edward Neuliep; Godchildren, Hannah and Ryan Carpenter; her beloved dogs, Conroe and Woody; and a host of other family and friends.

Marybeth was the most fun loving and caring lady you could ever meet.  She loved organizing events , dinners and socials.  Marybeth was a longtime member of Golfcrest Country Club and loved all of the Golfcrest family.  She was a devoted and lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.  Marybeth loved to go to the casinos and play the slot machines.  She loved her dogs very much and she rescued both Conroe and Woody.  Marybeth made friends wherever she went and she never met a stranger.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

I lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marybeth’s honor to FastK9’s Greyhound Adoption at www.fastk9s.org.   A visitation and rosary for Marybeth will be held Tuesday, March 17, 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 service will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father James Courville officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland.

Fri
13
Mar '15

Gonzalez, Danielle Galan

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Danielle Galan Gonzalez, 25, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015.  She is survived by her parents, Daniel Gonzalez and Lilia Galan; brother, Daniel Galan Gonzalez and his wife, Jaime Lynn; sister, Yannira Gonzalez; nieces, Eisley and Nora Gonzalez, Isabella Gonzalez; nephew, Noa Oliver; and a host of other family and friends.

Danielle loved clothes, fashion, design and dressing up.  She enjoyed watching all the style and design shows on television and was a huge fan of RuPaul and Project Runway.  Danielle attended the Art Institute of Houston and hoped to use her creative talents in her career. She loved designing clothes and and working with TORRID on clothes.  Danielle worked at the screening company Adwear and Specialty.  She enjoyed animated television shows and movies.  Danielle  loved her nieces and nephew and was affectionately known as “T.T” to all of them.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and service for Danielle will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon and the service will follow beginning at 1:30 pm with Pastor John Mark Benson officiating.

Fri
13
Mar '15

Dolan, John Desmond

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John Desmond Dolan, 57, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Margaret Dolan; brother, James Dolan; and niece, Bridgett Dolan.  John is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Josephine Dolan; brothers, Edward Dolan and wife, Geraldine, Eugene Dolan and wife, Mary, Martin Dolan and wife, Peggy, Joseph Dolan; sisters, Clare Lum and husband, Bobby, Maureen Nakanishi and husband, Eeichi; nieces and nephews, Christopher Dolan and wife, Kristin, Patrick, Brian, Kevin and Elizabeth Dolan; great nieces and nephew, Kylie, Caitlin and Patrick Dolan; his beloved dog, Sam; many more nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews in Ireland, England, Germany and the United States; and a host of cherished friends.

John was an excellent provider for his family and a dedicated employee everywhere he worked.  He worked for over 10 years with Pearland ISD before joining the staff at St. Helen Catholic Church, where he dedicated his life over the past 18 years.  John was instrumental in many of the building projects, expansions and improvements at St. Helen.  He served as the Bazaar Chairman in 1996.  John loved being involved in the activities of the school and was especially serious about the safety of all the children that attended school there.  He was also responsible for taking care of the Rectory and seeing that every need was taken care of and met.  The Arch Diocese always bestowed their highest honors to St. Helen which was a testament to John’s meticulous maintenance of the facilities.   He was even known to visit parishioners of the church to assist with repairs at their homes.  John loved supporting the school’s dinner and dance for many years.  He was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. John and Josephine loved to travel; whether it was back to their homeland in Ireland or going to Galveston on their days off together.  He enjoyed working in the yard, gardening and entertaining friends at his home with a backyard barbecue.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

The flags at St. Helen will be flying at half-staff all week in honor of John.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in John’s honor to St. Helen Catholic School.  A visitation and rosary for John will be held Thursday, March 19, 2015 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be held from 4:30 until 9:00 pm with a Rosary recited at 7:00 pm.  The funeral mass will take place Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church with Father James Courville officiating.   Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas

Tue
10
Mar '15

Locher, Harry Walter III

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Harry Walter Locher III, 69, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  Harry is survived by his mother, Althea Louise Locher; his loving wife of 49 years, Johnelle Locher; son, Lance Kevin Locher and wife, Rhonda; daughters, D’Laine Maris Locher, Nicole Locher Andrews and her husband, Buddy; sisters, Sharon Locher and Susan Glenn; grandchildren, Lance Ryan, Trenton, and Adam Locher, Maris and Carson Fechter, Harrison and Nicholas Little, Katharine Andrews; and a host of other family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his father, Harry Walter Locher.

Harry was a man of great character and always led by example of honesty and loyalty.  He was a hard-working, self-made man and started his first business when he was a teenager.  Harry became a successful manufacturer and sold filtration supplies before moving into isolation manufacturing.  He always managed to figure out the solution to any problem or build it a better way. Through business and travel, he made personal relationships around the world. His interest in other cultures and countries spurred many travels for him, Johnelle and his family.  Harry cherished and prioritized family time with his children and grandchildren whom affectionately called him “Chief”.  Harry had a host of friends, and once a friend of Harry’s,  his loyal nature made you a friend for life.  Harry will forever be remembered for his fearless, kind nature and generous, giving spirit.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harry’s honor to the Star of Hopes Mission at www.sohmission.org. A visitation and rosary for Harry will be held Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 pm with the Rosary recited at 6:00 pm.  The memorial service and mass will be on Monday, March 16, 2015, at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father James Courville officiating.

Tue
10
Mar '15

Wood, Nathan Ryan

Wood

Nathan Ryan Wood, 25, passed away March 10, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his grandfather, James Wood.  Nathan is survived by his parents, David and Lisa Wood; grandparents, Marilyn Wood, Bobby and Alice Jarvis; sisters, Leah and Carley Wood; and a host of other family and friends.

Nathan’s love for baseball began at an early age where you would always see him in the backward throwing a ball around and having his Dad hit him grounders and fly balls.  That love affair with baseball carried with him throughout his life as he played Little League, High School and Select Ball.  His accomplishments in baseball led to him earning a College Scholarship to play the game he so loved in College.  For those that knew him his lifelong obsession with the St. Louis Cardinals was obvious, as he would talk to you about every player that ever played for the Cardinals and would dissect every game if you wanted him to. After playing ball for two years he decided that he wanted a “college life” so he transferred to Texas State University where he graduated with a History Degree.  His true passion for “helping others” took root as he obtained his teaching certificate and began his teaching career – teaching 5th grade at Hubenak Elementary School. He so loved teaching his kids and challenging them to be the best they could be each and every day. Nathan will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nathan’s honor to the Hubenak Elementary School Parent Teacher Association at 11344 Rancho Bella Parkway, Richmond, Texas 77046.  A Memorial Service for Nathan will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:00 am at New Hope Church – 288 Campus, 3640 County Road 58, Manvel, Texas 77578 with Pastor Tim Liston officiating.

Mon
9
Mar '15

Staff, Rosalyn Anne

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Rosalyn Anne Staff, 32, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015.  She is survived by her mother, Annetta Staff; stepfather, Allen Staff; daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Guembes; brothers, Greg Rubar, Jim and Shawn Kossakowski; sister, Ashley Kossakowski; nephews who were like brothers, Eric and Kevin Harris; nieces, Nevah, Sabrin and Bobbie; and a host of other family and friends.

Rosalyn loved the outdoors and especially going to the beach.  She was always an active person; playing soccer and joining the swim team as she grew up.  Rosalyn enjoyed bike riding and working out.  She was devoted Mom that cherished spending time with Lauren and her family.  Rosalyn will forever be remembered for her loving and kind-hearted nature.  She was strong in her faith and believed strongly in the need to help others.  Rosalyn was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

The service for Rosalyn will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2014 at 10:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.

Fri
6
Mar '15

Jamison, Herbert Louis

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Herbert Louis Jamison, 94, passed away on March 6, 2015, at Windsong Village.  Herbert was born July 3, 1920, on what is now known as Yost Blvd. in Pearland. The 10th of twelve children of Bert and Martha Jamison Moore, he attended school in Pearland until the family moved to Liberty County near Cleveland, TX in 1931.  He graduated from Tarkington Prairie High School in 1938.

Herbert served in the US Army Air Force from July of 1942 until his discharge in November of 1945.  After his basic and student training, he worked as an airplane mechanic stationed at Orlando, Florida.  He served as a flight engineer while stationed at Dalhart, Texas and Grand Island, Nebraska.  His overseas duty as a bomber crew chief was spent on Tinian Island.  He attained the rank of S/Sgt.

Herbert worked for Brown & Root prior to being employed in May of 1947 by Humble Oil & Refining Co.  (later renamed EXXON).  In March of 1978, he received the honor of being named the Hastings work area “safety superstar” as well as the Baytown District star.  In addition to these honors, he was presented with a gold-plated hard hat by the company’s Field Superintendent.  He retired as Maintenance Foreman January 1, 1984.

Herbert married Doris Buckner in 1938.  After their divorce and his service in the military, he married Odessa Gray on April 20, 1946.  He and Odessa lived on their 18 acre home at 2702 Yost Blvd. until her death on April 13, 1998.  They loved to play dominos with friends, travel to historic places in the summer and enjoyed spending time at their trailer house fishing on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.  They always owned some livestock and worked a vegetable garden.  In addition, Herbert had a large orange orchard and he enjoyed raising and selling oranges.  Herbert was an avid deer hunter and together with family members enjoyed many years of hunting trips to the deer camp which he and his brothers leased near Comfort, Texas.

Herbert married Alta McCormack Carbone on June 17, 1999.  Alta passed away in 2006, and Herbert continued to live in the home they built until his health failed.  He had been a resident at Windsong Village since May of 2013.

In addition to his parents, Herbert was preceded in death by his brothers Sam, Jake, Jim, Bert, Will and Quinton; and his sisters Jean Puls, Verna Yost and Emma Wells.  He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ann Wooddell of Pearland; a son, Delbert and wife Mollie of Santa Fe, Tx; a brother, Allen of Clute, TX, and a sister Florence Gum of Lubbock, TX.  He is also survived by three grandchildren, Crystal McCleskey, John Wooddell and Ronald Wooddell; numerous nephews and nieces; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Pearland Historical Society, P.O. Box 1333, Pearland, TX 77588.

A service celebrating Herbert’s life will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at  10:00 a.m., at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway in Pearland..  Interment will follow the service in South Park Cemetery.

Thu
5
Mar '15

Doty, Beverly Shonise

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Beverly Shonise Doty, 49, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her father, Andrew Johns Jr.  Beverly is survived by her mother, Pauline Johns; her loving husband of 20 years, Scott Doty; son, Thomas Paul Doty; daughter, Khristina Elizabeth Doty; brother, Patrick Curis Drayton; Carla G. Jackson, Deidre J. Drayton; and a host of other family and friends.

Beverly was patriotic and proudly served her country in the United States Army.  She enjoyed crafts and was artistic; specializing in pencils, pastels and watercolors.  Beverly’s true love though was her family.  She managed and ran the household, paid the bills, cooked meals for her family every night and took care of all the needs of her children.  Beverly was very thoughtful and always thinking of others with everything she did.  She was an inspiration to not only her family but all that she came into contact with as she courageously fought cancer three different times.  Beverly will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A graveside service for Beverly will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2426 Cullen Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581.

Wed
4
Mar '15

Andriola, Robert “Bob” Brandon

Robert “Bob” Brandon Andriola, 52, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Marion Andriola.  Bob is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Judith Andriola; sons, Daniel Trauger and Vincent Andriola; daughter, Madeline Andriola; sisters, Carol Andriola and husband, David Gleb, Catherine Andriola; brother in law, Max Weber and wife, Leilani; nieces, Margaret and Malia Weber; and a host of other family and friends.

Bob was an excellent provider for his family and worked for 15 years as a technical analyst for the University of Texas Medical Branch.  He had a very analytical mind and could figure out or fix just about anything.  Bob was an excellent handyman and especially enjoyed woodworking.  He and Judith enjoyed antiquing and he looked forward to refinishing the projects they would collect.  Bob loved classic horror movies, motorcycles, the Discovery Channel, music and spending time outdoors camping.  His world revolved around his family and loved and cared for them very much; pampering every chance that he could.  Bob was usually a fairly quiet person but every once in a while you would get to experience his dry sense of humor and have everyone in tears.  He will be realty missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Memorial Service for Bob will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.