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Wed
16
Apr '14

Sloan, Diane A.

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.

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

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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

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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

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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. 

Mon
24
Mar '14

Murphy, Robert “Bob” James

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Robert “Bob” James Murphy, 69, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Sarah O’Brien.  Bob is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Rose Murphy; son, Chris Murphy and wife, Janie; daughters, Valarie and Sarah Murphy; brothers, Charles and Michael O’Brien; sisters, Patricia Gereg and Sheila Fisher; and a host of other family and friends.

Bob was a very good man that provided for his family and had a successful career as a Human Resource Director for Powell Industries for over 25 years.  He was warm and genuine with everyone he met at work or with his family.  After he and Rose married, he took a special interest in his new family and even worked with family at Powell Industries.  Bob and Rose enjoyed going on cruises, traveling on vacations and having a wonderful time together.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday evening, March 28, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with a Memorial Service that will begin at 7:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating.

Sat
22
Mar '14

Kethcam, Amos Loyd

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Amos Loyd Ketcham, 72, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Betty Ketcham; and brother, Sam Ketcham.  Amos is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Jane Ketcham; brother, James Ketcham and wife, Susan; sister, Harriett Thompson and husband, Robert; and a host of other family and friends.

Amos worked as a teacher and athletic trainer for many years and his career took him and Jane to Orange, Kingsville, Converse and Pearland, Texas.  After his retirement in 1996, he and Jane enjoyed traveling all over the United States and even throughout the world.  Amos was a big fan of Nascar and enjoyed cooking out on his grill.  Never one to sit still, Amos even went back to work part time for Manheim Auto Auctions.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Amos’ honor to any of the many Animal Rescue Organizations.  A visitation and funeral service for Amos will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581, with Deacon David Bowman officiating.  The visitation will begin at 9:00 am and the funeral service will follow at 10:00 am.

Fri
21
Mar '14

Bunkley, Edith Oddetta Day

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Edith Oddetta Day Bunkley, born Oct 27, 1922, in Breckenridge, Texas passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Pearland, Texas after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lesley and Vela Day; son, Gary Alan Bunkley; daughter, Edith Louise Bunkley; three brothers and two sisters.  Edith is survived by her husband, Thomas H. Bunkley, and her son, Thomas E. Bunkley and his wife Sue of Manvel, TX. She is also survived by one sister and two grandchildren, Randy Bunkley living in San Francisco, CA and Wendee Grubbs and her husband Gregg of Rockwall, TX. She has two surviving great granddaughters, Haley and Emma, also in Rockwall, TX. Edith worked many years as a private duty nurse in the Chicago area and later in San Diego, CA.  She will be greatly missed by her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edith’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.  The visitation for Edith will take place on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:15 am at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038.

Sat
15
Mar '14

Berryman, Billy H.

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Billy H. Berryman, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 15, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt and Josephine Berryman Sr.; his loving wife, Bonnie J. Berryman; brother, LeRoy Berryman; sister, Ruby Jo Renson.  Billy is survived by his daughters, Stephany Felty and husband, Gil, Stacy Smith, Starla Dalmolin and husband, Andy, Stana Gaboury and husband, Tom; brother, Hoyt Berryman Jr.; sister, Sandy Allen; grandchildren, Ashley Simpson and husband, Kris, Amanda Gonzales and husband, Richard, Ryan Morton, Drew Smith and wife, Abbey, Nick Morton, and Alyssa Smith;  step-grandchildren, Thomas Gaboury and wife, Cara, Cassey Raines and husband, Eric, Kandice Dalmolin and husband, Matt, Kristyn Dalmolin and husband, Nik; great grandchildren, Emeline Simpson and Mila Gonzales; step great grandchildren, Piper, Nicholas, Alex, Jake and Ian; beloved family friend, Tom Warley; and a host of other family and friends.

Billy was very strong in his faith and took great joy in being a greeter at Crosspoint Church.  He and Bonnie enjoyed 53 wonderful years of marriage together. Billy’s work took them to live in many parts of the world throughout his career.  Billy started and was active in the Men’s Wednesday Morning Breakfast at Kelly’s.  He loved Nascar, Dallas Cowboy football, old western movies and Friday nights at Emma’s Mexican Café.  Billy was affectionately known as “PaPa” to all of his grandchildren.  He always looked forward to holidays and special occasions when the family could be together.  Billy will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Billy’s honor to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate.  A Memorial Service for Billy will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:00 am at Crosspoint Church, 1134 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581.