Diana Menendez, 55, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday, July 29, 2015 beginning at 5:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland Texas 77581. The Memorial Service will follow at 6:00 pm.
Jose Guadalupe Martinez, 61, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe and Dominga Martinez. Jose is survived by his brother, Tito Martinez and wife, Ora Lee; sisters, Marie Robb and husband, Michael, Ida Saenz and husband, Otis, Aurora Ramos and Angelina Martinez; and a host of other family and friends.
Jose was an avid runner for many years and enjoyed all of his pet cats and dogs. He was a wonderful uncle to all of his nieces and nephews. Jose will forever be remembered as a great brother who was always there for his family and would do anything he could to help his family. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
A private family service for Jose will be held at a later time.
Richard James Rozycki, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Pauline Rozycki; and his loving wife, Joanne Rozycki. Richard was survived by his son, Greg Rozycki and wife, Angie; brothers, Paul Rozycki and wife, Louise, Steve Rozycki and wife, Jackie and Norman Rozycki; grandchildren, Madeline, Mason, Morgan and Marlow; and a host of other family and friends.
Richard was an avid sports fan and a founding father in Pearland for the YMCA and Bay Area soccer. He was instrumental in bringing the popularity of soccer to the area and served as the announcer for games for several years. Richard owned and operated a successful home remodeling business for more than 40 years. He was very active in his son’s sports and activities and was the biggest cheerleader for his grandchildren. Richard was affectionately known as “JaJa” to his grandkids and cherished spending time with them. He was a wonderful family man and remained active throughout his entire life. Richard will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
A Memorial Service for Richard will be held, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 11:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor John Mark Benson officiating.
Hector Raul Rodarte, 82, passed away peaceful on July 17, 2015, with his loving wife by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe and Raquel Rodarte; brothers, Arturo and Jose Rodarte. Hector is survived by his wife of 46 years, Denise Gonzalez Rodarte; sons, Hector Rodarte Jr. and wife, Laura, Gilbert Rodarte and wife, Pam; sisters, Lydia Peacock, Ninfa Castillo and Lupita Medina; granddaughters, Analeah and Alisia Rodarte; and a host of many other family and friends.
Hector was a wonderful son and brother while growing up. He then grew into a loving and devoted husband and father to his family. Hector enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life and shared the great outdoors with his sons. He also coached little league for their teams and throughout the boys baseball careers he seldom ever missed a game. Hector enjoyed doing for others whether he was driving Denise to work, Bar B Qing in the backyard or cooking breakfast for Gilbert, it was always about doing something for others. He enjoyed his garden and especially raising his pepper plants. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor, anytime his neighbors went out of town, he was always the one to watch the house, collect the mail or feed the pets. One of Hector’s favorite things to do was spending time with his granddaughters, picking them up from school and taking them anywhere they wanted to go. He was a man of great faith and a good example of how to live your life in service to others. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
A visitation and rosary for Hector will be held Monday, July 20, 2015 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The visitation will begin a 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm with the Rosary recited at 6:00 pm. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church with Father James Courville officiating. Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.
Billie Ruth Romano, 96, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Clara Pearce; her loving husband of 45 years, Ernest Romano; son, William Joseph Romano; sister, Helen McGuff; and grandchild, Tiffany Denton. Billie is survived by her daughter, Donna Romano Cartwright and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Ryan Cartwright and wife, Tammy, and Courtney Cartwright; great grandchildren, Cooper and Lane Cartwright, Jerry Heinz and Hailey Denton; and a host of other family and friends.
Family was always very important to Billie and they always came first. She especially loved cooking for and spending time with her family. Billie was very strong in her faith and a devoted member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church since 1983. She was proud to be the oldest member of her church. Billie was affectionately known as “Grandma” and she and Ernie loved traveling all over the country in their motor home. Wherever they stopped, they would always look for a place to enjoy their favorite sport; golf. Billie enjoyed dressing up in her matching outfits, shoes, purses and jewelry. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
A visitation and service for Billie will be held at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The visitation will take place Friday, July 17, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm and the funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 10:00 am with Rev. David Price officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
Bettye Jean Robberts, 85, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bennie and Sophie Horton; husband, Brynce H. Robberts; son, Randall Robberts; and sister, Shirley Shofner. Bettye is survived by her daughter, Paula Smith and husband, Jim; daughter-in-law, Mary Robberts; grandchildren, Heather Smith, Randall Robberts and wife, Savannah, and Travis Robberts; great-grandchildren, Ava, Preston, Olivia, Cameron; and a host of other family and friends.
Bettye loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She was an avid Houston sports fan and enjoyed following the Astros, Rockets and Texans. Bettye and Brynce loved traveling all over the country and had wonderful trips to Alaska and Canada. Their favorite destination however was Colorado where they got to enjoy all the beauty of the Rockies. Bettye loved being with her family and friends and developed many lifelong friendships through the years. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
The visitation and service for Bettye will be held Friday, July 17, 2015 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The visitation will take place at 12:00 pm and the service will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Bubba Chambers officiating. Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.
Miguel Angel Presas, 54, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Angel and Maria Presas; sisters, Graciela Presas and Socorro Presas Martinez. Miguel is survived by his brothers, Alfredo and Militon Presas; sisters, Imelda Presas Pancardo, Delia Presas, and Bertha Castillo.
A visitation and rosary for Miguel will be held Thursday, July 16, 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 on Friday, July 17, 2015 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581. Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.
Jessie Lee Barton, Jr., passed away July 12, 2015 in Pearland, Texas at the age of 89. He was born in Stamford, Texas to Jessie Lee Barton, Sr. and Alvenia Buchannan Barton on March 11, 1926.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother James Doyle Barton, sister Alvenia Marenic, and sons James Lewis Barton and Richard Maxwell Barton.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jeri A. Barton, son Sam K. Barton, daughter-in-law Maureen Cooper Barton, grandson Maxwell Cooper Barton, and granddaughter Amanda Doshier Loy and three great-grandsons.
Lee served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1945. His working career involved many aspects in oil field sales and management, including several years in the Middle East and the UK. He was a Master Mason with Cotton Gin Lodge #154. Lee considered DeLeon his home and valued the many people he went to school with who remained his lifelong friends. He attended the Watermelon Festival and school reunion until his health no longer allowed him to travel. He looked forward each week to reading the DeLeon Free Press.
Lee will be taken to Kansas where his youngest son is buried for a family memorial service later in the fall.
Percy Robert Handy, 91, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Violet Handy; daughter, Laverne Waters; brother, Jack Handy; sisters, Violet Handy, Orelia Handy, Maude Charles and Bobby Handy; and grandson, Tavaris Handy. Percy is survived by his loving wife, of 55 years, Lula Bell Handy; son, Robert Handy Jr,; daughters, Sandra Williams and Diana Ina; brothers, Will Handy Jr. and Paul Handy; sisters, Veda Drake and Joyce Pickney; grandchildren, Cedrick and Tasha Handy, LaTonya Maliniconio, Ashley Ina, Robert Handy III; eleven great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.
Percy was a man of great faith and devoted member of Fourth Missionary Baptist Church where he served as an usher for many years. He was an excellent provider for his family and instilled his strong work ethic in his children. Percy worked for over 50 years for the same roofing company. He was affectionately known as “Pops” to his family and friends. Percy will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
A visitation and funeral service for Percy will be held Monday, July 13, 2015 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The visitation will begin at 10:00 am and the funeral service will follow at 12:00 pm with Pastor Anthony Rogers and Pastor John P. Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.
Dolores Torres, 55, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father, Ralph Mendez; and brother, Roy Mendez. Dolores is survived by her mother, Virginia Mendez; her loving husband of 37 years, Genaro Torres; son, Jerry Torres and wife, Sarah; daughters, Amanda Fonseca and husband, Art, Kelli Mendez and husband, Celvin; brothers, Ralph Mendez II and wife, Sylvia, Rene and Paul Mendez; sisters, Debra Tarango, Brenda Brito and husband, Jesse; sister-in-law, Christina Mendez; grandchildren, Erica, Marissa, Destani, Celvin II, Aiden, Adam and Alyssa; and a host of other family and friends.
Dolores was a devoted, wife, mother and grandmother that was affectionately known as “Lita” to all her grandchildren. Her family was the biggest part of her life and gave her the greatest joy. Dolores always looked forward to bar-b-ques and family gatherings and opportunities to get together with her brothers and sisters that called her “Lolo”. She loved life and enjoyed, eating out, dancing, margaritas and going to casinos. Dolores will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
A visitation and rosary for Dolores will be held Wednesday, July 8, 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 Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland Texas 77581 with Father Hieu Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.
Jadonne Ruth Humann Harper, 82, passed away on July 5th, 2015 at Colonnade Nursing Home. She was born in Tecumseh, Nebraska on July 9, 1932 at home on her parent’s farm. She was the oldest of three children, survived by her sister Jane Ann Humann Willis and preceded in death by her brother Keith William Humann.
Judy held numerous jobs over the years. In her late teens and early 20’s she was a cook on a cattle ranch in Grand Lake, Colorado. Judy was a waitress at the Top Shelf Restaurant in Great Falls, Montana. Later she studied nursing and became a Practical Nurse in South Carolina. While in Florida she worked for the Auto Train. During her later years she was a clerk at Buddy’s Convenience Store in Pearland, Texas. Most people knew her from the office at Rain Tree Acres Mobile Home Park in Pearland where she was volunteer help for her sister.
Aunt Judy could most be found in the kitchen cooking and was never too busy to lend an ear. She loved Westerns and her favorite was Gun Smoke.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ruth Humann and her son James William Slaughter. She is survived by her two daughters Barbara Nelson and Betsy Slaughter; her Grand Children James Ronald Bishop, Amy Marie Ledford, and Tracy Russell Bishop; her Great Grand Children James Blake Bishop, Phillip Tyler Ledford, and Jake Andrew Ledford; Nieces and Nephews Ivan Eastridge, Diane Taylor, Linda Kinkade, Travis Arch; Great Nieces and Great Nephews Zachary Taylor, Tommy Arch, Shelby Brown, Sophie Kinkade.
A Memorial Service will be held at 5pm, Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church, 3302 County Road 89, Pearland, Texas.
Betty Belle Enmon, 84, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 28, 2015. She is preceded in death by parents, George and Olive Conroy, her loving husband, William Glenn Enmon, and sister, Constance Marie Conroy. Her daughter, Allison Ator and husband, Alex; grandson, Nathan Alexander Ator; close cousins, Atherina Scott and Wanda Seck; and a host of other family and friends survive Betty.
Betty grew up in Enid Oklahoma, attended Gulf Park College for Women where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. It was in her junior year that she met and married her Air Force pilot Glenn in Panama City Florida. After marriage, she briefly lived in Orange Texas, while he served in the Korean War. They then moved to Minneapolis Minnesota and finally settled in Fort Worth Texas where God blessed them with daughter Allison. In 1963 the family moved to Sacramento CA where they lived until 1975. During these years Betty was active in Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church along with the Chi Omega alumni chapter. She and Glenn moved to Tampa FL in 1975, where they lived and served at McGill AFB until 1980. After this final military tour, they relocated to Augusta GA. While living in Augusta, Betty and Glenn always made it a point to attend the practice rounds at the Masters, and enjoyed weekends at Hilton Head or other white sand beaches. She worked as a bridal consultant for many years. Glenn passed away in 2001 just 5 months before their 50th anniversary. She lived there until 2002 when she moved to Pearland to be near her daughter and grandson beginning another chapter of her life.
Those who met her always-loved Betty and she ministered to many in her own way. She was a founding member of Peace Presbyterian Church in Pearland where she was once again active in adult bible study and sharing God’s word. Many described her as classy and elegant as she was known to always be perfectly put together and had to entertain in the finest way. It was during her years here in Pearland that she began to cruise and see parts of the world she never thought she would see with her best friend and others from Country Place. Betty had a love for gardening, her butterfly garden and the fresh flowers that were always in her home lifting her spirits. Despite many surgeries and physical handicaps, Betty a breast cancer survivor remained strong and determined not to let life get her down. She trusted that the Lord would carry her through and he did.
Betty was a loving mother, friend and grandmother who continually prayed for all the loved ones in her life. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. May we find comfort in knowing that she is now experiencing “the gift of grace” our Lord and Savior promised all of us through the resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Glory be to God!
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Peace Presbyterian Church, the Wounded Warrior fund or Breast Cancer society. A Memorial Service for Betty will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor Scott Cummings officiating.