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Wed
31
Mar '10

Giese, Catherine


Catherine V. Giese, age 52 of Pearland, died after a long illness on March 31, 2010. She is preceded in death by her father, Marvin Moreau. She is survived by her mother, Jeanette (Van) Moreau; husband, William “Bill” Giese; sons, Michael Giese & his wife Jennifer and William “Billy” Giese; brother, Marvie Moreau Jr. & his wife Sandra; sisters, Linda Higginbothum and Kay Sustala & her husband Jim; grandchildren, Caitlin Giese, Nathan Giese, Trey Giese, & Henry Giese.

Catherine was born on November 17, 1957 in Houston, Texas and was currently residing in the Pearland area. Bill and Cathy were married for 27 years. She was a very romantic, loving person who was a devoted wife and mother, always putting herself first before others. To her grandkids, she was affectionately known as “Mee Maw”. Cathy loved the holidays when she could cook for everyone and spend time with her entire family. Over the years, she and Bill enjoyed traveling to many of the state parks throughout the Texas Cathy’s fond memories will live on in the hearts of all those who knew and loved her.

The Giese family will receive family and friends to share memories and support about Catherine on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Clayton Chapel.

Sun
28
Mar '10

Crow, Frank

Frank H. Crow, age 84 of Houston, passed away on March 28, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Lila (Berg) Crow, and sisters, Winky Crow and Webe Crow Williams. He is survived by his sons, Jeff Crow and Eric Crow; niece, Ellen Williams Kilgore & her husband Keith; nephews, Francis Williams and Bolton Williams & his wife Jeri; longtime friends, Anne Hitchcock and Bill Schramm; and a host of many other family & friends.

Frank was born on January 15, 1926 in Dallas, Texas and resided in the Houston area since 1963. He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II in Patton’s 3rd Army and also served as a lieutenant in Counter Intelligence during the Korean Conflict. Frank was a technical writer for IBM for thirty years and did a great deal of writing for the NASA space programs. He had an extraordinary vocabulary and was constantly reading and loved doing the New York Times crossword puzzles. In his spare time, he could be found tinkering in the garage with his woodworking projects. Along with his good friends, Frank enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and even became an avid ballroom and country western dancer. He spent a lot of time with his boys and they all traveled to Europe on several occasions. Frank will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved him.

The Funeral Service for Frank will be held on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11:00 am at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive (at T.C. Jester) in Houston, Texas.

Wed
24
Mar '10

Clarkson, J. Glenn

J. Glenn Clarkson, age 78 of Pearland, passed away on March 24, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter & Minnie (Stevenson) Clarkson. He is survived by his wife, Hattie Clarkson; son, Jim Clarkson & his wife Mary Lynn; daughter, Vickie Wilson & her husband Jim; sisters, Sue Prichard & her husband Bill and Lou Henson & her husband Willie; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Glenn was born on September 21, 1931 in Lubbock, Texas but his career took him and his family to Joliet, Illinois, Decatur, Alabama, and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Upon retirement, he and Hattie resided in Denton and later Pearland. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather and was approaching his 60th wedding anniversary this July with Hattie. Throughout the years, Glenn enjoyed spending time with his family and working around the house. He could often be found tinkering in the garage or working on various projects. He especially loved woodworking or creating anything with his hands. Glenn was a dedicated employee of Amoco Chemicals for more than 38 years.

Visitation for Glenn will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 10:00 am with a Funeral Service following at 11:00 am in the Clayton Chapel. A Graveside Service will take place on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 11:00 am at Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, 1.800.272.3900, www.alz.org.

Tue
23
Mar '10

Williams, Bettie

Bertha “Bettie” Marie Williams, age 77, passed away unexpectedly on March 23, 2010. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward & Bertha (Schulze) Jeske; husband, William “Bill” Aultman Williams Sr.; sons, Tommy Williams and William Aultman Williams Jr.; brothers, Robert Jeske and Jimmy Jeske; and sister, Laverne Williams. She is survived by her son, John Williams & his wife Joyce; daughters, Diana Urban and Florene Williams; Richard Jeske & his wife JoAnn; sister-in-law, Janice Jeske; grandchildren, Colt Urban, Summer Williams Calhoun, Lance Williams, Cutter Urban, Cody Williams Caffey, and Casey Williams; great-grandchildren, Haley Urban, Payton Calhoun, Cooper Urban, Parker Calhoun, and one on the way.

Bettie was born on March 23, 1933 in Priddy, Texas. Over the years, she lived back and forth between Mississippi and Texas and was currently residing in Friendswood. Bettie’s family was her life and she never missed a moment with her children or grandchildren or great grandchildren. She was a fabulous cook and her banana pudding and coconut cream pie would often cause family fights! Bettie was an excellent athlete participating in tennis and basketball and even joined a women’s professional basketball league for one year. Bettie was known for her green thumb and could grow anything. Her endless energy kept her on the go whether it was managing her farm or tending 100 head of cattle. Before Bill passed away, Bettie and he traveled all over the world and returned to Germany to meet some of their distant relatives. Bettie will always be remembered for her laughter and sense of humor and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Bettie will be on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home. A Chapel Service will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 10:00 am. Pastor John Salminen will be officiating. A Graveside Service is scheduled on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm in Eminence Cemetery in Seminary, Mississippi.

Sun
21
Mar '10

Meehan, Thomas “Tommy” David

Thomas Tommy David Meehan, age 42 of League City, Texas, died unexpectedly on March 21, 2010. He is preceded in death by his father, James D. Meehan. He is survived by his mother, Linda (Wilkes) Brown and stepfather, Jim Brown; fiance Anita Cicotte; son, Thomas; daughter, Katrina; sisters, Angela Armstrong and Carrie Manley; aunt, Daisy Hicks; and a host of many other family and friends.

Tommy loved his family and liked to be with his many friends. We will remember his gentle teasing, his laugh, and his cheerful spirit. Tommy liked reminising and telling funny stories about his youth with his siblings and his friends. He was often the life of the party because he liked people and liked to make them laugh. Tommy will be greatly missed and affectionately remembered by those who knew and loved him.

Visitation for Thomas will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Clayton Chapel. A Graveside Funeral Service is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 11:00 am at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, Texas. Pastor Keith Anderson will be officiating.

Wed
17
Mar '10

Maguire, Donna

Donna Moore Maguire, age 77 of Port Neches, passsed away on March 17, 2010. She is preceded in death by her parents, Eugene & Mina (Merritt) Moore; and sister, Sally Auguston. She is survived by her sons, Larry Hultman & his wife Corinne, Howard Hultman & his wife Cindy, Scott Hultman, and David Hultman & his wife Karen; daughters, Debbi Roy & her husband Rickie, Anita Jones & her husband Wes, and Alicia Smith & her husband Lance; brothers & sisters, Eldwyn, Marcline, Duane, Ruby, Gloria, Myrna, Ronald, Nancy, Judy, Kathy, Douglas, & Donald; 18 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Donna was born on March 30, 1932 in Village of Kill Deer, North Dakota but resided in Texas for the past 40 years. She was a Methodist by faith and throughout the years enjoyed her entire family.

A Graveside Service for Donna was held on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Alvin Cemetery in Alvin, Texas. Pastor Keith Anderson officiated.

Tue
16
Mar '10

Zeller, Harold “Zeke” Jr.

Harold Zeller Jr., “Zeke”, passed away peacefully March 16th. He is survived by his large and loving family, his wife Mary Perthuis Zeller of Pearland, his six children and their spouses: Fred and Janet Zeller of Pasadena, Randall and Becky Zeller of Missouri City, Ron and Yoka Zeller of Alvin, Kurt and Linda Zeller of Friendswood, Paul and Diane Zeller of Eau Claire Wisconsin, Cathy and Rick Thompson of Austin his former daughter-in-law Terri Huey of Texas City, 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild and his brothers Mert and Alfred Zeller.

Harold was born in Orange, Texas October 17, 1929. He was the devoted son of Harold and Ruby Vincent Zeller. Harold grew up in Galveston, Texas where he graduated from Ball High school in 1947.

Visitation for Zeke will be held Friday March 19, 2010 from 5 PM to 8PM at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland Texas. The Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday March 20, 2010 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 5515 Broadway, Pearland, Texas.

Mon
15
Mar '10

Martinez, Jose

Jose Angel “Johito” Martinez, age 67, of Pearland, passed away on March 15, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rogelio & Armantina Martinez. He survived by his wife, Lydia (Padovani) Martinez; Javier Martinez & his wife Jeanne; daughter, Janice Martinez and Jenniffer Everitt & her husband Wes; brother, Samuel Martinez & his wife Nadia; sisters, Carmen Martinez Sanchez & husband Chalo, Lucy Martinez Irizarry & her husband Felix, Milagros Martinez Santana & her husband Jesus, Annie Martinez Rivera & her husband Jeremias, and Teresita Martinez; grandchildren, Judy Ann, Jonathan, Jacque, Gabriella (Tinita), and William (Bubba); and great-grandchildren, Jordan, Tanner, and Elliegh.

Johito was born on February 14, 1943, in Yauco, Puerto Rico but resided in Oklahoma and settled in Pearland for the last three years. Jose and Lydia lived all over the country and world because of his job with General Dynamics as an Electrical Engineer. They also traveled extensively to visit family but it was most enjoyable to return to Puerto Rico where they could see everyone and spend time playing dominoes or being outside to enjoy the weather. In his spare time, Johito would often fish and was a Scout Master for Javier’s Boy Scout where they enjoyed many outings and activities together. Johito was regarded as the mentor to his family and he inspired many others to get educated and be successful. His grandchildren affectionately called him “Grandpa” or “Popa”. Jose loved being surrounded by family and was always up for a party.

Visitation for Johito is on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2010 at 9:30 am in the Clayton Chapel.

Sat
13
Mar '10

Currie, Robert M. (Bob) Jr.

Robert M. “Bob” Currie Jr., age 83 of Pearland, passed away on March 13, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert M. Sr. & Mary (Tomlinson) Currie. He is survived by his wife, Hazel of 59 years; sons, Robert M. “Greg” Currie III & his wife Susan, Paul Currie & his wife Gay, and Kevin Currie; daughters, Valerie Currie, Allison Watts & her husband Daniel, and Heather Currie; sister, Jeanne Rohrbach; grandchildren, Colt, Colette, Stephen, Chelsea, McGregor, Logan, Brittany, Lyndsie, Nellie, Coleman, Ryan, and Lexi.

Bob was born on October 2, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Corpus Christi when he was 5 before settling in the Houston area in 1960. Bob was an A & M graduate and received his MBA from the University of Chicago and proudly served his country during World War II in the U. S. Navy. Bob and Hazel enjoyed playing bridge and traveled the world together competing in tournaments. For their 50th wedding anniversary, Bob & Hazel took their entire family, all 20 of them, on a cruise to Cancun and Cozumel. To his grandchildren, Bob was affectionately known as “Papa”. Bob was a successful business man for many years and owned a car dealership, Bob Currie Ford. In his spare time, he would often play tennis with his family. After he retired, Bob kept busy with the Pearland Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He also enjoyed managing his investments and closely followed the stock market. Bob will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved him.

Visitation for Bob will be on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 10:00 am followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 am in the Clayton Chapel. Rev. Rosemary Dubois of Friendswood United Methodist Church will be officiating. Interment will be at Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 2020 N Loop West, Ste 140, Houston, TX 77018, 866-535-3247.

Sun
7
Mar '10

Childress, Doyal

Doyal Reneau Childress Sr., age 85 of Friendswood , passed away on March 7, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, George W. & Nettie Childress; son, Doyal “Buddy” Childress Jr.; brothers, Clyde Childress, L.W. Childress; sisters, Bertha Williams, Nancy Preston, Bernice Likens, and Bernell McMahon. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; daughter, Joy Sloan & her husband John, and Barbara Puckett; sister, LaRue Goldsmith; grandchildren, Sheri Ford & her husband Kevin, Tad Childress & his wife Jodi, Jennifer Hudman, Robert Hudman, Jay Childress; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of many other family & friends.

Doyal was born on October 1, 1924 in Ira, Texas. He resided in Beeville Texas for most of his life before settling in Friendswood in 2006. Doyal and Hazel were married for 63 years and had a strong and loving model relationship. The family admired them and they all aspired to having a relationship like theirs. Doyal was a wonderful provider for his family, working as a Firefighter and Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Beeville and even drove a school bus part time in Harlingen, TX. As a man of strong faith, Doyal read and studied the bible daily and truly had a servant’s heart. He would visit nursing homes conducting services or funerals and even led a prison ministry. He loved discussing the Bible and shared the word with whoever was interested in learning about it. Doyal was an Elder and Deacon in the Combes, TX Church of Christ before moving to Beeville in 1966. He was asked after moving to fill in at the Pettus Church of Christ as a part time preacher which turned into a twenty year “part time preaching assignment”. He also was involved at his church, the Westside Church of Christ in Beeville before he and his wife became ill and moved near their daughters in the Pearland area. He baptized many of his followers including his grandchildren. Doyal’s messages of faith and the inspiration he shared throughout his life will always influence those who knew and loved him.

Visitation for Doyal will be on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 11:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 pm in the Chapel. David Todd will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doyal’s honor to: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Donate by phone: 1.800.272.3900 or online at www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp.

Wed
3
Mar '10

Ahart, Billy

Billy Egbert Ahart passed away on March 3, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Troy & Perlene (Colson) Ahart. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo (Armstrong); son, Heath Vogt & his wife Noel; Belinda Shufelt & her husband Terry, and Patty Chalmers & her husband Morris; sister, Katherine Heathcock & her husband David; grandchildren, Justin, Colton, Bailey, Wyatt, Maggie, & Gracie; and a host of many other family & friends.

Billy was born on October 25, 1938 in Houston, Texas and resided in the Bellaire area for forty years. Billy & Betty Jo were happily married for 39 years and traveled all over the country together. He was a wonderful husband, father, and Nascar fan. Billy loved life and spending time with his family. To his grandchildren, he was affectionately known as “Grand Pa”. Billy was a successful wrecker business owner for over 25 years and was the past vice president of the Houston Wrecker Association. Known as a jack of all trades, Billy could do just about any task and, with Betty Jo, even built their lake house. His fond memories will live on in the hearts of all those who knew and loved him.

A Funeral Service for Billy will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at 1:00 pm in the Clayton Chapel. Pastor Larry Shine will be officiating.

Sat
27
Feb '10

Baldez, Antonio “Tony”

Antonio “Tony” Baldez, age 70 of Pearland, passed away on February 27, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesus & Maria (Perez) Baldez. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Molina) Baldez; son, David Baldez & his wife Yi-Ling; daughters, Brenda Pritchard & her husband John, Anna delaCruz & her husband Roberto, Diana Takiff & her husband Neal, and Laura Baldez, Rahul Manchanda, Lewis Gonzalez, & Maria Saldaña; grandchildren, Shannon, Justin Anthony, Beau, Zachary, Lucas Alan, Henry, David, and Lina Claire; many other family members and a host of friends.

Antonio was born on May 7, 1939 in Houston, Texas and resided here until settling in Pearland for the past year. He and Mary were married for 42 years. They had five children and eight grandchildren who affectionately called him “Po Po”. Tony was very intelligent, always reading or writing poetry. He taught himself French and was even learning Italian. He enjoyed music, especially classical or opera and he and Mary traveled all over the world together. Tony was a man of strong faith who was the patriarch of his family and a hero to them for the courage he displayed while battling cancer. He will be dearly missed but leaves behind a legacy of love and support for his family.

A Memorial Service for Tony will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 10:30 am at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038, 281-447-8686.

Following the service, the family is inviting everyone to a reception and gathering at the home of Tony and Mary on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony’s honor to the American Cancer Society, Lung Cancer, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, 800-ACS-2345.