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Wed
25
Feb '15

Freiley, Robert Blair

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Robert Blair Freiley, 51, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Freiley; and brother, Cliff Freiley.  Blair is survived by his mother, Mary Freiley; his loving wife, Shelle; sons, Jared Freiley and fiancé, Kaylee; Bradley Freiley; daughter, Katie Norris, and husband, Joshua; step-children, Aaron Reno and Brandy Harvey; sister, Caryn Resnick and husband, Peter; grandchildren, Ryder and Larkin Norris, Madison Harvey; and a host of other family and friends.

Blair was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and wonderful provider for his family.  He was truly an outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, camping and spending time outdoors.  Blair had even taken classes on fly fishing and was learning how to tie his own flies.  He was an avid sports fan and followed Alabama college football and the Houston Texans closely. Blair grew up in Pearland and played Little League baseball and was active in the 4H.  He made many lifelong friends and even had a few that he had known since he was two.  Blair was known for his sense of humor and his love of jokes; whether he was playing one on someone else or was having one played on him.  He retired from the City of Pearland after 20 plus years of service.  Blair was affectionately known as “­Pop” to his grandchildren and cherished spending time with them.  Always known for his generosity, he always had a smile on his face and he never met a stranger as he could and would talk to anyone.  Blair will forever be remembered for his standard answer whenever he was asked how he was doing: “Same Old…Same Old”.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Blair will be held Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Monday, March 2, 2015 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Bob Joiner.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Fri
20
Feb '15

Guerrero, Erlinda Reyes

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Erlinda Reyes Guerrero, 71, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Joel P. Guerrero; and parents, Santos and Hortence Hernandez.  Erlinda is survived by her sons, Joel Guerrero and wife, Ruzanna, Sergio Guerrero and wife, Norma, Juan A. Guerrero and wife, Uche; daughter, Sonia Ysquierdo; brothers, Freddie Hernandez and Santos Hernandez Jr.; sister, Dorothy Munoz; eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Erlinda was a loving, nurturing and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She was affectionately known as “Grandma” to her grandchildren and cherished spending time with them.  Erlinda loved shopping, gardening, music and dancing.  She enjoyed traveling and going to the casinos to play her favorite slot machines and watching Sanford & Sons and Walker Texas Ranger on the television.  Erlinda will forever be remembered for her love of family and the joy she received from spending time together with her family during special occasions and holidays.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A Visitation and Rosary for Erlinda will be held Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas.  The visitation will held from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with the Rosary being recited at 6:00 pm.  The funeral service will take place Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Thu
19
Feb '15

Saharovskiy, Nikita

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Nikita Saharovskiy, 26, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his father, Vladimir Saharovskiy.  Nikita is survived by his mother and step-father, Yulia and Donald Schmalholz; grandmother, Carol Schmalholz; uncles, Alexey and Bob; aunts, Olga, Alexandra and Cheri; nephew, Anton; niece, Tatyana; and a host of other family and friends.

Nikita loved the great composers of Europe, especially Tchaikovsky.   He loved playing soccer with his friends and was an excellent athlete.  Nikita very much enjoyed traveling all over the world. He was well read and especially enjoyed reading and studying history.  Nikita was bilingual and fluent in both English and Russian.  He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.  Nikita enjoyed spending time with his friends.  One of his great passions was cooking; he wanted to attend culinary school and become a chef.  Nikita was always known for helping others.  He was very close to his mother, loved her very much and was always there for her.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A funeral service for Nikita will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

Fri
13
Feb '15

Woods, Ava Darlene

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Ava Darlene Woods, 56, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Audrey Griffin; and brother, Johnny Lee Griffin.  Darlene is survived by her daughters, Audra Anderson and husband, Dustin, Brandy Cagle and husband, Johnny, Jamie Burleigh and husband, Clint; brothers, David Griffin and wife, Linda, Christopher Griffin and wife, Shauntell; sister, Tresa Gayle Oneal and husband, Victor; grandchildren, Raelynn and Lloyd Caden Anderson, Emily Grace, Raegan Michelle, and Kinley Rae Cagle, Cheyenne and Jonah Burleigh; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Darlene was strong in her faith, loved the Lord with all her heart and cherished the friends that God placed in her life.  She enjoyed bird watching and especially loved cardinals.  Darlene was affectionately known as “Mimi” to her grandchildren and cherished playing with them and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses, staff and doctors at Houston Hospice for all their care, love, and support throughout Darlene’s illness.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Darlene Griffin Woods Medical Fund, c/o Frost Bank – Pearland, 5208 Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.

A visitation for Darlene will be held Monday, February 16, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Wed
11
Feb '15

Prentice, John “Jack”

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John “Jack” Prentice, 91, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen Prentice; his loving wife of 54 years, Catherine Mavis Prentice; brother, Bill Noble, and sister, Madeleine Forest.  Jack is survived by his son, Stewart Prentice and wife, Sharon; daughter Jackie Storey and husband, Kenneth; grandchildren, Kathleen and Erica Storey, Samantha and Steven Prentice; and a host of other family and friends.

Jack was born in Torphichen, Scotland on August 1, 1923.  He served in the British Army during World War II with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scottish Fusiliers.  Throughout his life, Jack loved playing the bagpipes and was a member of the Royal Scots Fusiliers Pipe Band. Jack was a long time member of the Torphichen Pipe band which won a world championship piping competition. Jack immigrated with his family to South Africa in 1967 and he worked in South Africa for 34 years as a machine shop inspector and later chief inspector for David Brown Gear Industries.  Jack and Catherine enjoyed traveling and taking cruises all over the world.  He always looked forward to spending time with “his gang” at the Knapp Senior Center in Pearland and for going on drives in classic cars on Saturday with Stewart.  Jack will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s honor to the Knapp Senior Center in Pearland, at 2424 South Park Avenue, Pearland, Texas 77581.  A Memorial Service for Jack will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Rev. Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.

Mon
9
Feb '15

Eaton, Steven James

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Steven James Eaton, 59, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his parents, James Eaton and June Ward; and brother, David Eaton.  Steve is survived by his son, Justin Amato; his former wife and Justin’s mother, Cheryl Amato-Franco; brother, Michael Eaton and wife Kim; sister, Pat Loftis; his very special aunt Bettye Adams; and a host of other family and friends.

Steve proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.  He was a skilled wood-working craftsman that had a successful construction business for more than 29 years.  In his younger years, Steve played rugby, but soon became an avid golfer.  He was a very generous man with a big heart that was selfless and always thinking of others.  Steve loved his family very much and Justin was the light of his life.  He was an amazing father and son.  Steve will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Steve will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Chaplain Dan Danford officiating.

Fri
6
Feb '15

Nix, Louise Leuttella

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Louise Leuttella Nix, 79, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Moletta Misiak; her loving husband of 50 years, Bob W. Nix; brothers, Floyd L. Watkins Jr. and Budd Watkins.  Louise is survived by her sons, Michael R. Nix and wife, Kathy, Raymond E. Nix and wife, Alison; daughter, Deborah J. Gonzales and husband, Marcus; grandchildren, Robert M. Guzman II, Garrett Nix, Alexandra R. Nix, Amber L.A. Gonzales; great grandchildren, Abigail G. Guzman, Robert M. Guzman III, Kaitlyn R. Guzman; and a host of other family and friends.

Louise was devoted to her family and to her faith.   She was active in her church and enjoyed her women’s group, Sunday school classes, and volunteering at the church whenever she could.  Louise loved all babies and was affectionately known as “Grandma” and “G.G.” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She enjoyed ceramics, traveling and playing either dominoes or cards with the grandchildren.  Louise cherished spending time with her family and leaves a lasting legacy for them to follow.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation for Louise will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Rex Forsyth officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Tue
3
Feb '15

Farmer, Lela Jacqueline

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Lela Jacqueline Farmer, 81, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Freda Starr; her loving husband of 47 years, R. C. Farmer; brothers, Elmer, J.T. and Travis Starr; and sister, Norma Costales.  Lela is survived by sons, Michael Farmer and wife, Belinda, Kenneth Farmer and wife, Joy; sister, Lavinia Cooke; grandchildren, April White, Katie Crockett and husband, Dan, Amy Nesrsta and husband, Eric, Casey VanNostrand, Rebekah Farmer; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Chloe and Kyle Crockett; nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Lela was born in Stephenville, Texas and her family later moved to Houston where she graduated from Aldine High School in 1951. She loved sewing, reading, embroidery, crocheting and knitting.  Lela was strong in her faith and a devoted member of the Church of Christ.  She found great joy in cooking for others and was always available to assist at the church with meals.  Lela was affectionately known as “Memaw” or “Meme” to her grandchildren and she cherished spending time with them.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation for Lela will be held Monday, February 9, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home with D.C. Brown officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas.

Tue
27
Jan '15

Showers, Patricia “Patsy” Yvonne

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Patricia “Patsy” Yvonne Showers, 85, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Lillian Daniel; her loving husband, James Marshall Showers; and brother, Jesse Gerald.  Patsy is survived by her sons, Randy Stewart, Mark Stewart and wife, Shelly, Brad Stewart and wife, Ann; daughters, Vicki Kaindl and husband, Rick, Cyndy Zemlak, Sandra Showers and husband, Lee, Kimberlee Smith and husband, Michael; eighteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Patsy was extremely creative and a wonderful artist that enjoyed hunting for antiques, painting, collecting elephant and many other items.  She graduated from University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Arts degree as she followed her love and passion for dramas, dance, plays, art, and music. Patsy was a devoted and loving mother that did the best she could for her children. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A Memorial Service for Patsy will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.

Tue
27
Jan '15

Crocker, William “Bill” Wayne

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William W. Crocker, whose good nature, generosity of spirit and dry sense of humor made him a popular figure with the breakfast group and staff alike at the Pearland Whataburger, died Monday at his home following a brief illness. He was 80 and had lived more than half his life in Pearland, where he worked as the last station agent at the Santa Fe depot before train operations were consolidated in Houston.

Bill Crocker was born April 23, 1934, to William and Odell Crocker of North Zulch, Texas. The search for jobs during the Great Depression brought the family, eventually, to Houston, where Bill grew up in the East End and graduated from the old Sam Houston High School. Employment with Santa Fe followed quickly and, except for a two-year stint as a U.S. Army draftee, he spent more than four decades working on the railroad.

Much of his early career was in Galveston, where he met his first wife, Betty, and where their only child, Ronnie, was born. Ever after, he spoke fondly of his years on the island. But he is most closely identified with Pearland, which when he arrived in 1967 was a small town where elementary school kids could walk to the drug store for lunch. He and his young family moved there from Houston in 1972.

Bill faced a series of health setbacks over the years with a quiet but unshakable determination to live life on his own terms. He made a number of devoted friends while breakfasting each morning at his local Whataburger and cherished each one, whether they were retirees like himself or bright young people behind the counter. He also enjoyed Sunday school and services at Providential Baptist Church, where he again made many close friends.

In addition to his many friends, Bill is survived by his son, Ronnie, and Patricia Shepherd of Houston. A visitation at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581, is planned for 5:30-8:00 p.m. Thursday, with eulogies beginning at 7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Willowhole Cemetery in North Zulch, where he will be buried alongside his parents and near a host of other relatives.

Sat
24
Jan '15

Laughlin, Charlene James

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Charlene James Laughlin, 80, passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday, January 24, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ruby James.  Charlene is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Jerry Laughlin; son, Rick Laughlin and wife, Jody; daughter, Becky Henry and husband, Raymond; sister, Gloria Gross and husband, Bill; grandchildren, Christopher Laughlin, Mark Henry, Kelsey Laughlin, Ryan Henry; and a host of other family and friends.

Charlene was very active in the Country Place community and especially enjoyed playing golf with the Ladies Golf group.  She enjoyed working in her yard and was even caught a time or two mowing her neighbors yards.  Charlene loved her gardening and was known for always having to doctor her ant bites and poison ivy.  She enjoyed traveling, visiting family, cross stitch and board games.  Affectionately known as “Nana” to her grandchildren, she always looked forward to opportunities for the family to be together so that she could spend time with them. Charlene and Jerry traveled extensively to Europe, Alaska, Canada and all over the United States but it was the cruises that she enjoyed the most.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund at www.curealz.org, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org, or the Parkinson’s Action Network at www.parkinsonsaction.org. A Memorial Service for Charlene will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Church, 2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Rev. Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.

Fri
23
Jan '15

Quick, Ann K.

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Ann K. Quick, 66, passed away surrounded by her loving family Friday, January 23, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Ruth Kopejzna; and brother, Warren Kopejzna.  Ann is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, G.B. Quick; daughter, Allison M. Voisin; sons, Gerald “Jerry” B. Quick Jr. and wife, Sharee, Warren “Ben” B. Quick; grandchildren, Thomas Bevill, Caleb Quick, Rylee Matherne, and one on the way, Colin Quick; and a host of other family and friends.

Ann was a dedicated teacher for 45 years and was devoted to each and every one of her students.  She was strict and stern as a teacher and parent but her students and children alike learned many valuable lessons from her and were all richer for it.  Ann loved to travel and especially enjoyed the mountains and visiting the hill country.  She was strong in her faith and let her strong morals guide her.  Throughout her battle with cancer, Ann maintained her strong-will and determination and was an inspiration to all that knew her.  She will forever be remembered for her grace, intelligence, adored stubbornness and persistence.  Ann will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at M.D. Anderson and Memorial Hermann Hospital for their dedication, love and support throughout Ann’s illness.

A visitation and rosary for Ann will be held Friday, January 30, 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 mass will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father James Courville officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas.