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Tue
21
Apr '15

Casey, Maurice Edward Jr. and Joyce Louise

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Maurice peacefully passed from this earth to be with the Lord on December 2, 2014 and was followed by Joyce, his beloved wife who joined him in Heaven April 20, 2015. They will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved them. Maurice was 86 years old and Joyce was 87 years old. Maurice liked to joke that Joyce would always be older than him. Maurice was born to Maurice and Josephine Casey in Houston Texas. He graduated from Milby High School, attended the University of Texas, Austin, served in the U.S. Navy, and owned and operated Marine Fumigation Service 1951-1991.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf.  Joyce was born to Robert and Clara Rogge in Garden Villas neighborhood, Houston, Texas. She also graduated from Milby High School, attended UofH Massey Business College and was a 1948 graduate of Feather and Feather Art School, degreed in Fashion Illustration and Design. She was a gifted artist. Her hobbies included softball, bowling, oil painting, sewing, golf, and bridge. She made sure their home was never without at least one adopted dog. They both loved to travel and enjoyed Country Western music.  Maurice also enjoyed some Classical and Light Opera, while Joyce enjoyed Boogie Woogie music. They were very proud of and loved spending time with their grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Maurice was proceeded in death by his parents Maurice and Josephine Casey, and his sister Nina Irene Stacy.  Joyce was proceeded in death by her parents Robert and Clara Rogge, her brothers Robert Rogge Jr and wife, Verda; Charles Rogge and wife Winnie, and brother-in-law Morris Lewis.

They were survived by their daughter Kathleen Brian and husband Jim; granddaughter Casey Hadley and husband Cliff; great grandchildren Cailey and Dade; grandson Kris Brian and wife Kasey; great-grandchild Kenna; Joyce’s sister Nell Lewis and a host of other family and friends.

A private family celebration of life service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.

Sun
19
Apr '15

Dalmolin, Joe A.

Dalmolin

Joe A. Dalmolin, 91, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Angelo and Madalena Dalmolin; his loving wife of 50 years, Catherine Dalmolin; and brothers, Jimmy, Reno and Louie Dalmolin.  Joe is survived by his daughters, Carol Rohan and husband, Glenn, Gale Fisher and husband, John, Sylvia Dalmolin; sister, Rita Del Bello; grandchildren, Jennifer Fisher and Jeremy Rohan; and a host of many other family and friends.

Joe was always known for being outgoing, friendly and had a great sense of humor.  He enjoyed telling a good joke or hearing a new one.  Joe made friends everywhere he went and was known for giving and receiving great hugs and kisses to his family.  He especially enjoyed going to the Melvin Knapp Senior Center every day where he could play dominos, bingo and socialize.  Joe was strong in his family and a long time, dedicated member of St. Helen Catholic Church for more than 50 years.  He was active in the Men’s Club at St. Helen, served as usher for many years and trained new usher recruits.  Joe always enjoyed helping cook the barbecue for the annual church bazaar. He was employed for 41 years with Texaco, where he was a roust-about (oilfield worker).  Joe received numerous safety awards over the years from Texaco before his retirement.  In his younger years, he enjoyed playing on the baseball team in Manvel. Joe will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Joe’s care-providers, Mary Ann, Travecca, Elizabeth, and Rebecca.  You will always be part of “our family”.

A visitation and rosary for Joe will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will take place from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with the Rosary recited at 6:00 pm.  The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church with Father James Courville officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forgotten Angels.

Thu
16
Apr '15

Daugherty, Memory Eilleen

Daugherty

Memory Eilleen Daugherty, 53, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and June Daugherty.  Memory is survived by her loving husband of 14 years, Gary Nolen; sons, Jeremy Daugherty and wife, Lisa, Michael Daugherty and wife, Brandy, Troy Perkins, Kristopher, Gary and Jarad Nolen; daughters, Tonya McCullough and husband, James, Christina Bialobos, Kelly Stevenson and husband, Jeff; brothers, Danny Daugherty and wife, Suzan, Kevin Daugherty and wife, Kim, Patrick Daugherty; sisters, Theresa Daugherty and husband, Ken, Sandy Trailer, Carol Shaw, Chris Callaway and husband, William, Tracey Chevalier and husband, Chris; thirteen grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Memory was very family oriented and loved having all of her family around her.  She loved gardening and could grow just about anything.  Memory was strong in her faith and fought a courageous battle with cancer.  She was strong-willed and everyone knew it was either her way or the highway.  Memory way considered the ultimate “care-giver” and was always looking for ways to help others.  She was affectionately known as “Nana” to her grandchildren and she loved cooking and baking with her granddaughters.  Memory was an inspiration to all of her family throughout her life and lived by the ideals of never giving up on anyone.  She and Gary started out as friends and were dating other people.  They would eventually come together as best friends and their love grew fast.  Memory and Gary created a special bond in marriage and she even learned to share her family, which was very hard for her.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation for Memory will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating.

Wed
15
Apr '15

Sheffield, Ola Marie Graham

 

Ola Sheffield

Ola Marie Graham Sheffield, 96, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  She was born May 26, 1918 to William Lafitte Graham and Wilmer Lee Clark Graham.  Ola is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband and high school sweetheart, James Robert “Jim Bob” Sheffield; son, James R. Sheffield; brothers, Carl and Forest Graham; sister, Myrt Graham Canon; and son-in-law, Jimmie Franklin. She is survived by her daughters, Bobbie Franklin, Patty Osina and husband, Charles; daughter –in-law, Charlotte Sheffield; sister-in-law, Dorothy Graham; brother-in-law, Billy Sheffield; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and one expected very soon; as well as a host of many other family and friends.

Ola graduated from Humble High School in 1937.  She married “Jim Bob” Sheffield and were married for 54 glorious years.  They lived in Humble, Texas before later moving to El Campo, Texas where they lived for many years and were both very active in the First Baptist Church.  Ola loved to quilt and sew, but her favorite thing to do was talk about her family.  She was extremely proud of all them and their many accomplishments.  Ola kept a spiral notebook in which she would write down all the many things she could remember about her family.  She will forever be remembered for her love of family, her strong faith and her extreme patriotism.  Ola will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and service for Ola will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will take place from 9:30 until 11:00 am and the service will follow beginning at 11:00 am with Pastor Rick DuBroc of El Campo officiating.  The interment will take place at 1:00 pm at Rosewood Cemetery in Humble, Texas.

Wed
15
Apr '15

Menendez, Vivian Anita

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Vivian Anita Menendez, 71, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Marietta Price; and brothers, Daniel and Albert Price.  Vivian is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Louis Menendez; son, Sterling Menendez; daughter, Nicole Jordan and husband, Kevin; sister, Karen Price; mother-in-law, Florence Menendez; sister-in-law, Dianne Menendez; aunts, Doris Barnes and Quincy Lee; grandchildren, Hillary, Austin, Sarah, Julian, and Maxwell Menendez, Christopher and Hope Steib; and a host of other family and friends.

Vivian met Louis when they were both 12 years old when her ball rolled right in front of his bicycle.  Louis stopped and picked up the ball and gave it back to her.  From that point on, Louis looked for every opportunity to go see Vivian.  Their love continued on and celebrated 50 years of marriage.  The Lord entrusted two beautiful children to their union, Sterling and Nicole
Vivian proved not only to be an excellent mother and homemaker, but a true servant of God.  She and her husband served together and dedicated their lives to be of service to the community, the enrichment of youth and the commitment of spreading the good news and being true disciples for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Vivian loved to travel and traveled around the world three times.  She enjoyed shopping, dressing up, going to parties and “stepping out”.  Vivian was a loving and giving person that would help underprivileged kids and took many children to Disney World.  She was strong in her faith and served as a Eucharistic minister at her church in New Orleans and in Texas.  Vivian was also known to take communion to the sick and elderly at nursing homes.  She was honored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans with the Order of St. Louis IX medallion, the highest award given to members of the diocese.  Vivian loved going out to eat and planning events and trips.  She and Louis had three time shares and always looked forward to making plans for all her family and friends.  Vivian completed her journey successfully on April, 15, 2015, when The Lord said welcome home my good and faithful servant. Job well done. Vivian will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Ann M. Zellner and her staff, and Dr. Nadya Hasham-Jiwa for all of the love, care and support to Vivian and the family throughout Vivian’s illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vivian’s honor to the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat House at 5500 St. Mary Street, Metarie, LA 70006.  The Funeral Mass for Vivian will take place Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father James Courville officiating.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.

Wed
15
Apr '15

Alvarez, Margarita Maria

Alvarez

Margarita Maria Alvarez, 82, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Vincente and Ramona Puerta; brothers, Guillermo and Bernando Puerta; and sisters, Lucia and Graciela Puerta.  Margarita is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 67 years, Francisco Alvarez; son, Orlando Alvarez and wife, Mary; daughters, Consuelo Cordoba and husband, William, Maria Maldonado, Patricia Alvarez; grandchildren, William Jr, Miguel, Francisco, Adriana, Monica, Joseph, Margarita, Juan Carlos, Steven and Josephine; seventeen great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Margarita loved her roses and gardening.  Her favorite hobby was taking care of her finches and watching them in their cages.  Margarita loved spending time shopping with her daughters.  She and Francisco enjoyed traveling all over the world and made friends wherever she went.  Margarita’s greatest pride however was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She adored them and cherished spending time with them whenever she could.  Margarita will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation, rosary and service for Margarita will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 1:30 pm and the rosary will be recited at 2:30 pm.  The service will begin at 3:00 pm with Deacon Richard Reyes officiating.

Tue
14
Apr '15

Conklin, Kimberly Ann

Kimberly Ann Conklin, 50, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Barbara Pulley.  Kim is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Greg Conklin; sons, Tyler, Bruce and Chris; daughters, Briana and Shannon; brother, Steve Pulley and wife, Kristine; sister, Barbara Garcia; grandchildren, Peighton, Cameron, Cyndie and Criss; and a host of other family and friends.

Kim loved to cook for her friends and family and was considered the ultimate “Team Mom”.   Her home was always open to all her children’s friends.  She was a second mom to many and was a great ear for many who just wanted to talk.  Kim had a beautiful spirit and touched many lives with her caring and giving nature.  She never judged anyone and was always supportive and willing to help in any way she could. Kim had an unwavering faith in the lord in good times and bad.  Kim was affectionately known as “Nana” by her grandchildren and cherished spending time with them. Kim’s favorite place on earth was the beach seashells and sand, just walking with her husband feeling the sea mist hit her face.  She will forever be remembered as a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, co-worker and friend.  Kim will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. We know she is an Angel in heaven taking care of us until we see her again.

A Memorial Service for Kim will be held Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor John Mark Benson officiating.

Sat
11
Apr '15

dela Garza, Arthur

dela Garza

Arthur “Tudy” dela Garza, 55, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his father, Jose Guadalupe dela Garza and mother, Olivia Ramirez Martinez.  Arthur is survived by his stepmother, Rose dela Garza; brothers and sisters, Javier dela Garza and wife, Yvonne, Linda dela Garza Solis and husband, Jose, Hilda dela Garza Lopez and husband, Arnold, Jose Guadalupe and wife, Melissa, Rosanna dela Garza Graham and husband, George; nieces and nephews, Michael, Joey, Kris, Arnold Jr., Erica, Crystal, O.J., Yvette, Chris, Nathasha, Jose G. III, Jacob, Jonathan, Joshua, and Justin; his special great nieces that he lived with and loved dearly, Sofia, Maddie and Dasha; and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service for Arthur will be scheduled by the family at a later time.

Sat
11
Apr '15

Ray, Pamela Sue

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Pamela Sue Ray, 29, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015.  She is survived by her parents, Randall and Teresa Graszer; husband, Tanner Ray; son, Jacob Ray, daughter, Aubree Ray; brothers, Brian Graszer and wife, Samantha, Eric Graszer; sister/cousin, Michelle Shool and husband, James; and a host of other family and friends.

Pamela was a woman of incredible faith and determination.  She modeled her life after her favorite passage from the Bible: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11. Throughout her courageous battle with cancer, Pamela stayed strong and served as inspiration to all she came in contact with in and out of the cancer support groups.  She loved interior design and took great pride in creating decorations out of the simplest of things.  Pamela enjoyed photography, the outdoors, camping and going to the beach.  Her greatest pride was her children and her family.  Pamela will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be to www.prayersforpamela.com. A Memorial Service for Pamela will be held Sunday, April 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.

Wed
8
Apr '15

Ellington, Martha Ann

Ellington

Martha Ann Ellington, 91, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Edna Thornton; her husband, Herbert Sparrow; brothers, H.B. “Skeet” Thornton, Douglas Gene Thornton and an infant brother that passed away at birth; and sister, Mary Catherine Thornton.  Martha is survived by her son, Raymond Joseph Ellington; grandchild, Martha Claire De Angelis; cousins, Jimmy Hamm and Joyce Hamm Barnes; and a host of other family and friends.

Martha spent her life caring for others.  She was loyal to her family and was always available to help those in need.  Martha’s love and caring devotion to her family extended to the care for her mother for more than 30 years.  She grew up during the depression and learned the value of a dollar.  Martha never spent much of anything on herself but instead used it to help others.  She was strong in her faith and grew up Southern Baptist and remained steadfast her entire life.  Martha maintained good health for most all of her life and prided herself on remaining independent.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A graveside service for Martha will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Evergreen Cemetery in Lovelady, Texas.

Sun
5
Apr '15

Johnson, Mary Lee

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Mary Lee Johnson, 93, went home to be the Lord, Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her father, Frank Wahls; mother Martha Jones and her husband, Sammie; husband, Comic Curtis Johnson; and sons, Demarcus and Everett Johnson.  Mary is survived by con, Comic Curtis Johnson Jr.; daughters, Demetrys Hoggatt and husband, Clifford, Debra Jones and husband, Don; Marilyn Jordan; six grandchildren, four grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

The services for Mary will take place Friday, April 10, 2015 at New Light Missionary Baptist Church at 522 Arkansas Street, Helena, AR 72342. The visitation and wake will begin at 11:00 am and the service will follow at 1:00 pm.  Interment will follow at New Zion Cemetery in West Helena, AR.

Mon
30
Mar '15

Beasley, Jeanne Bell

Beasley

Jeanne Bell Beasley, 75, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Delma Bell; and brothers, Jim, Burke and Brian Bell.  Jeanne is survived by her loving husband of 57 years (Valentine’s Day 1958), Gary Dell Beasley; son, Gary Trace Beasley and wife, Laurie; daughters, Dee Dee Beasley and Kristal Dixson; grandchildren, Julia Ann Dixson Fuqua, Brandon Ryan Dixson, Cameron Reece Dixson, Brice Palmer Beasley; her beloved Chihuahuas, Frito and Denice; and a host of other family and friends.

Jeanne grew up in a home that was full of music and art.  She learned to play the piano at a young age and her love of playing stayed with her throughout her life.  Jeanne loved and appreciated animals.  She grew up with pets and believed that people who loved animals were the best people on Earth.  She had dancing and talking birds, two dogs and a cat when she was a child.  She contributed to animal causes throughout her life.  Jeanne enjoyed exercising every day and maintained good health her entire life until her diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease.  She and Gary enjoyed traveling all over the United States on his Harley Davidson motorcycle and were members of the Red Raider Road Riders.  Their favorite travel destination was always Hawaii where they had a time share and loved spending time exploring the islands.  Jeanne was strong in her faith and a devoted member of the First Methodist Church in Houston.  She was affectionately known as “Tu Tu” to her grandchildren and cherished spending time with them.  Jeanne loved to sew and often made clothes for her children including Kristal’s wedding dress.  Jeanne will be missed by all who knew and loved her for her sweet soft touch, and her small, but mighty voice.

A Memorial Service for Jeanne will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Houston at 1320 Main Street, Houston Texas 77002 with Rev. Charles Thompson officiating.