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Fri
18
Apr '14

Derr, George Richard

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George Richard Derr, 96, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Elizabeth Derr; his loving wife of 61 years, Annie Mae Derr; three brothers and six sisters.  George is survived by sons, Jim Derr and wife, Virginia; Bill Derr; grandchild, Jamie Derr; great grandchildren, Stephanie, Megan and Benjamin Derr; and a host of other family and friends.

George proudly served his county in the United States Navy for over 26 years.  He went to Pearl Harbor immediately following the attacks to work as a Ship Fitter.  George helped repair and get the damaged ships back in service in record time to help win the war in the Pacific.  He served as Company Commander for recruiting at Great Lakes Naval Station.  George was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and proudly donated item that had been on the USS Arizona to the local VFW Post.  He was a wonderful husband, father and provider for his family.  George enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening in his earlier years which has left behind many great memories for his family.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A graveside service with military honors for George will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:30 am at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038 with Father Jim Courville officiating.

Thu
17
Apr '14

Hollopeter, Tonya Jean

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Tonya Jean Hollopeter, 38, went home to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, April 17, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her father, Stephen L. Hollopeter.  Tonya is survived by her mother, Jeannette Shlater; son, Kellen Isaiah Amos; daughters, Jordyn Kiara and Taylor Danae Amos; brothers, Wesley Wayne Hollopeter and Shane Lewis Hollopeter; sister, Kimberly Hollopeter; her children’s father, Kevin Amos; special sister, Lora Holmes; second mother, Brenda Williams; her second family, Gloria, Chuck and James; her Boss and close friend, Courtney Hodges and her entire Apache family; her Higher Dimensions Church family; and a host of other family and friends.

Tonya was a wonderful mother and provider for her family.  She worked for Apache Corporation for 3 years.  Tonya was a faithful member of Higher Dimension Church and worked with their Children’s Church.  She was very involved in all of her children’s activities.  Tonya never met a stranger and made friends with everyone she met.  Her greatest accomplishment and joy were her children.  Tonya will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

We have set up a Trust Fund for the children to help meet their financial needs in the future. All donations to the GoFundMe account http://www.gofundme.com/8jcadw will be deposited into that Trust. These funds will help support the children by covering future medical bills, college, school supplies, clothing and more. Alternatively, donations may be made to “Tonya Hollopeter’s Children Trust Fund,” noting the account reference (no. 703271528) in the memo line of your check. These contributions can be dropped off at any Chase location or mailed to 2455 Highway 6 South, Sugar Land, TX 77478-4111.

The funeral service for Tonya will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor Terrance H. Johnson of Higher Dimension Church  officiating.  Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Thu
17
Apr '14

Mosley, Linda Gale

Mosley

Linda Gale Mosley, 67, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 17, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Ernestine Smith Shepherd; husband, Calvin D. Mosley Sr.; son, Calvin D. Mosley Jr; and sister, Carol Diane Walker-Ward.  Linda is survived by her father Jesse Walker; son, Michael Mosley; daughter, April Walker-Williams and her husband, Mikheal; brothers, Ronald and Jimmy Walker; sisters, Barbara McKinney, Ellen Washington, Sheila Davis Walker-Wood, Jeanette Slater; grandchildren, Mikheala Williams, Vashun Henry; step-grandchild,  La’Pasia Hines; special friends, Earnest Wilson and Kimberly Johnson; and a host of other family and friends.

Born in Houston Texas, Linda attended Phillis Wheatley High School and lived all of her life in Houston.  She enjoyed sewing and making all of the dresses for April’s bridesmaids.  Linda enjoyed traveling going on cruises with her family and friends.  She was a lady of strong faith, attended Lakewood Church and always loved singing and praising God.  Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and she was affectionately known to all of her family and friends as “Tiny” and her grandchildren as “Nana”.  Linda will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and funeral service for Linda will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be held from 9:00 until 11:00 am and the funeral service will begin at 11:00 am with Reverend J.D. Walker officiating.  Apostle Julius Glass will deliver the Eulogy and Kevin Price and Duane Pee will provide the Readings.  Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Wed
16
Apr '14

Sloan, Diane A.

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Diane A. Sloan, 57, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Helen Acree.  Diane is survived by her father, Charles Acree; her loving husband of 30 years, Doyle Sloan; son, Joshua Sloan; daughters, Carrie Gallagher and husband, Dale, Sherry Donaldson and husband, Randy; brother, Jeff Acree and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Shelbie Donaldson, Victoria and Carter Cowman; her beloved dog, “Halo”; and a host of other family and friends.

Diane enjoyed camping and the great outdoors.  She loved to go fishing with Doyle as long as he would bait the hook for her.  Diane had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh.  She loved all sports and was a huge fan of her Houston Astros.  Diane cherished spending time with her family and always looked forward to gatherings at “Gringo’s.”  She was a big animal lover and enjoyed watching old “TV shows.”  Diane will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and funeral service for Diane will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be held from 9:00 until 10:00 am and the funeral will follow beginning at 10:00 am with Reverend Dr. Brian Gigee officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Mon
14
Apr '14

Wall, Jaque Paul

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Jaque Paul Wall, 85, of Friendswood, Texas passed away Monday, April 14, 2014.  She was born March 10, 1929, in Port Lavaca, Texas, to the late John and Viva Paul.  Jaque is preceded in death by her husband, Lawson Wall; and sister, Nancy Lee Moles of Deer Park.  She is survived by her triplet sons, Daniel, David and his wife, Rebecca, Devin and his wife, Olga of Friendswood; sister, Marian, of Ohio; twin brother Johnny, brother, Bob and his wife, sandy of Port Lavaca; nephew, Jerry and his wife, Joan of Port Lavaca; cousin, Woody Guidry and wife, Myrna of Victoria, Texas; and a host of other family and friends.

Jaque was an outstanding mother and it would require volumes to describe what a wonderful person she was.  She was an exceptional secretary for Bauer and Smith Dredging Company for several years.  Jaque loved music and possessed a beautiful singing voice.  She had many friends in Port Lavaca and Friendswood.  Jaque was a bible scholar and spent many hours at Gospel services with Mr. Tex Stevens in Pasadena, Texas.  She was a member of her church choir in Pasadena and Our Lady of the Gulf choir in Port Lavaca.  One of her fondest memories was a picture of her and her triplet boys shown in an article in a Houston newspaper when she enrolled them in school.  Jaque will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A graveside service for Jaque will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:00 am at The Port Lavaca Cemetery with Reverend Cody Voss officiating.

Thu
10
Apr '14

Overstreet, Joyce Lanel

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Joyce “Lanel” Overstreet, 51, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Shifflett and grandfather, Robert Jackson.  Lanel is survived by her mother, Joyce P. Shifflett; grandmother, Freda Jackson; loving husband of 15 years, James Overstreet; daughter, Jamie Lanel Overstreet; stepsons, Kenneth and James Overstreet; stepdaughter, Halie Overstreet; very close and lifelong special sisters, Stephanie Whittington and Stacy David; grandsons, Ezekiel and Gaven Overstreet; and a host of other family and friends.

Lanel was raised in Texas City.  She was always happy, loved to laugh and enjoyed life.  Lanel never met a stranger and would do anything for her family and friends.  She loved being a mom and was very close to her “Baby Girl” Jamie.  Lanel was considered the unspoken matriarch of her family who always kept the family together with her love and support of everyone.  She enjoyed crafts, art projects and doing many things for her family and friends.  Lanel was affectionately known to many as “Aunt Nell” and she will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation for Lanel will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 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 Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm at the funeral home with Russell McLaughlin of Midway Church of Christ officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

Wed
9
Apr '14

Moeller, John Arthur

Moeller

John Arthur Moeller, 87, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.   He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Josephine Moeller; his loving wife, Lucille Moeller; son, Richard Moeller; three brothers and two sisters.  John is survived by his sons, Ronnie Moeller, Joe Moeller and wife, Elena; daughter, Kathy Hartensteiner and husband, Kenneth; six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

John has “gone to be with Momma.”  He was good provider, loving husband, and wonderful father.  John enjoyed the outdoors; loved growing his roses and going hunting with his sons after Thanksgiving every year.  He was an avid video poker player and enjoyed playing Keno.  John was affectionately known to many of his friends as “Pops” and to his adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren as “Paw Paw”.  He cherished spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren watching them play in the pool.  John will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation and Rosary for John will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 pm with the Rosary recited at 6:30 pm.  The funeral mass will take place on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 6502 County Road 48, Manvel, Texas 77578 with Father Thomas Ponzini officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Sun
6
Apr '14

Rangel, Sonya Elaine

Rangel

Sonya Elaine Rangel, 15, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and was an inspiration to all those around her during her courageous battle with cancer.  She is survived by her parents, Abraham Rangel and Rosario Zavala; brother, Jesse Anthony Zavala; grandparents, Cecilia and Refugio Zavala; and a host of other family and friends.

Sonya was very artistic and loved to draw.  She was a big fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, especially Michelangelo.  Sonya enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and playing volleyball.  She was an excellent student, enjoyed school, and was looking forward to going to high school before her illness.  Sonya always enjoyed going to her grandparents and smelling all the flowers they grew.  She enjoyed running, climbing trees and playing outside but also loved spending quiet time just sitting and painting her nails.  Sonya was in the process of learning to play the guitar and found great enjoyment in listening to her grandfather play for her.  She loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation for Sonya will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 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 Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Deacon Bob Leicht, of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Funeral Home in Pearland, Texas.

Thu
3
Apr '14

Broussard, Donald John

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Donald Broussard, 70, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 3, 2014. He is preceded in death by his father, Norris Broussard, and his grandson, Chance Davidson. Don is survived by his mother, Ida Broussard; his brothers, Ronald, Solomon (Tee) and Gerald (Larry); his sisters Dianne Guillory and Jayne Shull; his daughter, Andrea Davidson and husband Scott; his son, Jon Paul Broussard and wife Devon; his loving grandchildren Clay Davidson and Austin Broussard; and a host of family and friends across the country.

After serving his country with distinction in the U.S. Marine Corps and receiving a Purple Heart, Don became a lifelong and self-made entrepreneur and business owner. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family and always maintained the highest standard of work ethic. A talented craftsman who loved working with his hands, Don enjoyed everything from restoring boats and cars to renovating homes and building birdhouses. In his later years, Don retired to Texas where he spent his free time working on his ranch and entertaining his children and grandchildren. Don had amazing strength and spirit, and enjoyed spending time with those who kept him young at heart. A man who was always quick to turn strangers into friends, Don leaves behind countless people whose lives he has touched. He will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s honor to the following non-profit organization benefiting children with cancer and their families:

Chance for Hope Foundation

2807 Rosebud Drive

Pearland, Texas 77584

A celebration of life for Don’s family and friends will be held on April 21, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the home of Don’s daughter, Andrea Davidson, at 2807 Rosebud Drive in Pearland, Texas.

Sat
29
Mar '14

Masera, Helen Viola

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Helen Viola Masera, 91, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence D. Masera; and one sister.  Helen is survived by her sons, Daniel V. Masera and wife, Trina, Stephen M. Masera and wife, Linda, Christopher A. Masera and wife, Jodi; daughter, Angie C. Ryan and husband, Kenneth; sister, Charlotte Swoboda; grandchildren, Christina, Daniel, Camryn, Ford, Josh, Shea, Rachel and Megan; one great grandchild; and a host of other family and friends.

Helen and Clarence met when she and her sister were working with the U.S.O. and Clarence was in the service.  She wrote letters to him until he came back from the war when they married.  Helen loved her family very much and was dedicated to Clarence.  She enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her friends and family.  Helen had a strong Catholic faith and raised her children in the church.  She was so proud of all of her children and their accomplishments.   Affectionately known as “Nana” to her grandchildren, Helen always looked forward to helping the children and grandchildren with their projects.  Her house became the gathering place for the kids and their friends.  Helen will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and funeral mass for Helen will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 9:00 am and the mass will follow at 10:00 am with Father James Courville officiating.  Interment will take place at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas at 12:30 pm.

Sat
29
Mar '14

Killian, Max Myron

Killian

Max Myron Killian, 74, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Jesse Killian; three brothers and four sisters.  Max is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Maria Killian; sons, Michael Killian and wife, Betty, Oscar Killian and wife, Amy; daughters, Lisa Miller and husband, David, and Angela Abner; grandchildren, Juan, Austin, Jade, Julia, Sterling and Chandler; great grandchildren, McKynlee and Gavin; and a host of other family and friends.

Max was truly a family man that loved and cared for his wife and family.  He was an excellent provider, a self-made man and always put the needs of his family before himself.  Max was a machinist by trade and could make or fix just about anything.  He loved hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoors with his family.  Affectionately known as “Pa Pa” to his grandchildren, Max will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation and rosary for Max will be held on Monday evening, March 31, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with the rosary recited at 6:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral mass will take place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father James Courville officiating.

Tue
25
Mar '14

Stafford, Joyce Annette

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Joyce Annette Stafford, 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Erich and Clara Kopeschka.  Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, George Stafford; son, Scot Stafford and wife, Donna; daughters, Lisa Friedrichsen and husband, Gerald, Tina K. Harrison and husband, Steve; sister, Gloria Eckers; grandchildren, Kristyn, Courtney, Kyle and Kayla; great grandchildren, Rileigh, Peyton and one on the way; and a host of other family and friends.

Joyce retired from San Jacinto College with over 20 years of service in the book store and found great enjoyment in helping to further the education of all the students.  She loved and cherished her husband, George, and they never had a fight, only moments of disagreement.  Joyce enjoyed morning cups of coffee and relaxing while reading the paper.  She was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Houston Astros, and found great joy rooting for Jose Cruz.  Joyce was especially fond of nature and loved feeding and watching the squirrels through her window, or walking along the beach collecting sea shells and feeding the seagulls.  She cherished her family and loved spending time with her friends and family.  Joyce instilled a great sense of right and wrong in her children and a deep sense of respect for their parents, family, and other people.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at www.alz.org. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 am at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 5515 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581, with Pastor Jon Salminen officiating.