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Tue
24
May '11

Clark, Katherine “Kathy” Ann

Kathy Ann Clark, 51, joined her Lord and Savior after a graceful and fearless fight from a stroke on May 17, 2011. She is preceded in death by her father, B.W. Edwards.  Kathy is survived by her mother, Jean Edwards; her loving husband, Scott Clark; daughters, Angela Domokos and her husband Steve, April Price and her husband Chris, and Ashley Clark and her fiancée Mark; sisters, Liz Edwards, Patty Gentry and her husband Glenn, Linda Light and Judy Houghton; sister in law, Gayle Sell; and grandchildren Layton Hagee, Trevor Domokos, Madeline Price, Piper Price, Cameron Price, Baily Maria George, and Caden Lane Key; her dog Trouble; as well as a host of many other family and friends.

Kathy will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her adventurous spirit.  Kathy and Scott were married for 18 years but had spent 30 wonderful years together as best friends.  They especially loved traveling, riding Scott’s Harley Davidson and spending time together.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests with gratitude that memorial donations in Kathy Clark’s name be made to the SPCA at www.houstonspca.org. Kathy’s family is deeply grateful for the comfort and care provided by Laurel Court Health Care Center in Alvin, Texas.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home at 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Chaplain Jerry Stark officiating.

Mon
23
May '11

Jones, Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony Jones, 44, departed this life on May 23, 2011, in Houston, Texas.  He is preceded in death by his father, Gladis James Jones and brother, Lonnell Jones.  Michael is survived by his mother, Charlye Mae (Duke) Jones; his friend and companion, Edwin B. Cockrell; sisters, Lesa Jones and Zella Sturgeon; and a host of many other family and friends.

Michael graduated from Boley High School with the class of 1984 and received a Bachelor of Science from Langston University in 1988. He worked for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in Oklahoma City as a social worker. At the time of his death, Michael was a social worker for the AIDS Foundation of Houston in Houston Texas.

Michael moved to the Houston area in 1991.  He and Edwin met in December of 1994 and he became the love of Edwin’s life.  He dedicated his life to the services of his community through the prevention and education of the spread of HIV/AIDS and the education and support of those living with HIV/AIDS.  Michael enjoyed his life and loved food and traveling.  He loved music, especially jazz. Most would be surprised to know that he played the piano very well.  Michael played so well that he was awarded a full musical scholarship to college.  He enjoyed gardening and decorating he and Edwin’s home.  His wit, humor, laugh and smile brightened the whole world and gave joy to everyone he knew.

In addition to Michael’s loving family in Oklahoma, he acquired an additional level of support and the craziest smile when he met his partner.  His Cockrell family included brother in law, Oswald Cockrell and his wife, Delores; Sisters- law, Valinda Brown and her husband, Robert, Drusilla Wilson and her husband, Damon, Sheila Cockrell-Fleming and her husband, Wesley; one niece and seven nephews.  He actually participated in the Cockrell family reunion so much, that in 2006, he found himself on the family tree.  No one knows who included him but it was never questioned and it was as if he always belonged there.  The entire Cockrell family loved him as family.

A Memorial Service for Michael will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home at 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.

Mon
23
May '11

Fultz, Billie “Bill” Dean

Billie Dean Fultz, 81, passed away on May 23, 2011.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Amy Fultz; and brother, Larry Fultz.  Bill is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Paddy Sue Fultz; son, Bill D. Fultz Jr.; daughter, Deana Higgs and her husband Pete; brothers, Jerry Fultz and Mike Fultz; grandchildren, Erik Fultz, Erin Moreno, Ryan Fleming, Kyle Fleming, and Natalie Davidson; great grandchildren, Chloe Moreno and Atom Moreno; and a host of many other family and friends.

Bill always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone.  He was fond of gardening and raising tulips that he had flown in from Holland. Bill enjoyed growing tulips and all the challenges that came along with this endeavor.  He also enjoyed woodwork projects around the house.  Bill was a very determined individual and there was no project he couldn’t tackle; from building a deck in the backyard to repairing a door.  He was a wonderful husband and father and always provided for his family.  Bill and Sue traveled all over the world and thoroughly adored their many family vacations.  Bill enjoyed photography and liked taking pictures of castles and other structures during their travels.  He was affectionately known to his grandkids and most of his family PePaw.  Bill will always be remembered for his ability to see goodness in everyone and for his positive spirit.  Bill did have one weakness; and that was his love of sweets and that was for cakes and pies and everything sweet.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Bill will take place on Friday, May 27, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home at 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581.  The Funeral Service will be on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 10:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.  Interment and graveside service will take place at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas at 3:00 pm.

Thu
19
May '11

Letourneau, Marjorie Jane

Marjorie Jane Letourneau, 77, passed away on May 19, 2011.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Helen Wheeler; her husband, Alfred Joseph Letourneau; and sister, Fran Swindell.  Marjorie is survived by her son, Joseph C. Letourneau and his wife Katrina; daughters, Mary E. Letourneau, Monique L. Robinson and her husband, Ed, and Michelle A. Guthrie and her husband, Ken; brother, Robert Wheeler Jr. and his wife, Joan; grandchildren, Raymond Letourneau, Dominic Letourneau, Savannah Letourneau, Isabella Letourneau, Jessica Letourneau, Andrew Lee, Meggy Lee, Ethan Lee, Michaela Guthrie, and Taylor Guthrie; great grandchildren, Caden Letourneau and Scarlette Lee; and a host of many other family and friends.

Marjorie and Al were married in 1963 and enjoyed 36 years together.  She was a wonderful gardener and loved to create area for her hummingbirds.  Marjorie had a green thumb and could make most anything grow.  She was also an artist that enjoyed all types of painting.  Her creative side also extended to knitting, sewing and crafts.  Marjorie was a very hard worker and there was nothing she couldn’t do.  She built, remodeled and painted many things around their home.

Marjorie was a Registered Nurse for more than 50 years and would volunteer even after her retirement at the nursing home.  She was a loving and caring person not only to her family, but also to the people she worked with and those patients she cared for.  Marjorie loved to travel.  After completing school, she and three of her friends left New Hampshire and traveled all the way to Alaska and back over several months.  This trip set the tone for Marjorie’s life; she was outgoing and adventurous throughout her life.  She loved life and shared this spirit with all her family and friends.  Marjorie enjoyed her time in Texas being close to all her family and watching her grandchildren grow.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A Memorial Service for Marjorie will be held on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm Clayton Funeral Home at 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Deacon Darvin Bordelon officiating.

Tue
17
May '11

Price, Mark Edward

Mark Edward Price, 53, passed away on May 17, 2011.  He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Price and sister, Sheryl Searcy.  Mark is survived by his mother, Viola Price; sisters, Diane O’Brien and Deedee Price; nieces and nephews, Julie Anderson and her husband, Eric, Heather Newstead and her husband, Steven, James Pouncey, Kyle O’Brien, Grant O’Brien, and Conner O’Brien; and a host of many other family and friends.

Mark worked for 31 years as a contractor for the Navy.  He started out as a helicopter mechanic and developed into a specialist in Quality Control.  Mark was also a recovery specialist where he became a certified diver to recover helicopters that had gone down over water.  He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and enjoyed riding with his buddies and traveling all over.  Mark never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation wherever he went.  He enjoyed water skiing, was a good athlete, and was a true outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Mark truly loved his family and checked in on his mom all the time.  He loved to sneak into town from Florida and surprise his mom.  It was during these visits that Mark would bring fresh seafood and have big family cookouts, where he loved to show off his cooking skills.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Mark will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home at 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581.  The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home with Rayford Welch officiating.  In lieu of flowers donations, may be made in Mark’s honor to the Searcy Scholarship.  For more information about the scholarship, please email searcyscholarship@yahoo.com.

Tue
17
May '11

Bretches, Charles Raymond

Charles Raymond Bretches, born August 27, 1924 in San Bernardino, CA, died from complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis at his home in Pearland,  Texas, on May 17, 2011.  He was preceded in death in 2002 by his wife, Sue Evelyn Waldron Bretches of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and by his brothers, Frank Bretches of Wichita, Kansas and Donald D. Bretches of Grandview, Missouri.  He was a builder of fine homes in the greater Kansas City area for his entire adult life and, after retirement, continued as a builder/consultant in projects in Connecticut, Illinois, Virginia, Texas and Tennessee.  He was a Craftsman in the finest sense of the word.

Charlie is survived by his brother, E. Roy Bretches of Greenwood, Missouri, his son, Dr. Donald D. Bretches and his wife, Joanellen, of Waynesboro, VA and his daughter, Ida S. Skaggs and her husband, Glen, of Loudon, TN.  He also leaves the joy of his life: his grandsons, Dr. Marc Skaggs of Pearland, Texas; Ross Bretches of Richmond, VA; Chris Bretches of Fishersville, VA. and Seth Hart-Bretches of New York City, and his great-grandchildren, Austin, Garrett, William, Brendan, Jordan, Grace, and Baby Carter.   He loved and delighted in them all.

Charlie, as he is known to his many friends, had been a deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and Trustee in the First Baptist Church of Grandview, Missouri, (where Harry S. Truman was also a member) for more than fifty years before moving to his retirement home in Country Place, Pearland, Texas, in 2004.  There, he was an active, loved and respected elder in the Calvary Baptist Church where he also served as bookkeeper until his death.  Charlie was also an enthusiastic ukulele-playing member of the Country Place Ragtimers, as well as a set-builder for the Country Place Players theatre group and occasional walk-on actor.

Charlie loved people and he loved life.  He cherished the time he had with family and friends and regretted only that he had so little time to be with those he loved.  There was so much more he longed to do.

His service at Calvary Baptist Church on County Road 89, will be held on Sunday, May,  22 at 2 PM.  And at 5 PM at his home at 3302 South Primrose Meadows Circle, Pearland, TX 77584, we will be having a celebration of his life for all his friends in Country Place and for any other friends who might be able to come. This will be a time for laughter and sharing good memories for those who loved him and who helped make his last few years so happy.  In lieu of flowers, Charlie wanted donations to go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Thu
12
May '11

Myer, Timothy Edward

Timothy Edward Myer, 67, passed away on May 12, 2011.  He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Ida Ruth Myer; and sister, Jo Ann Hughes.  Tim is survived by his wife of seven years, Vera Olvera Myer; stepson, Carlos Olvera; stepdaughter, Christina Gomez; brother, George Myer and his wife, Sharon; grandchildren, Veronica Wilkinson and Andrew Gomez; as well as a host of many other family and friends.

Tim had a successful career with AT&T for 31 years and traveled wherever they needed him to go to repair or upgrade communication systems.  He was a kind and helpful man his entire life.  He relocated from the Colorado area about 10 years ago to be closer to his mother where he could help care for her.  Tim actually met Vera through his mother and they married 7 years ago.  They enjoyed their time together and helping Ruth whenever she needed anything.  He and Vera stayed close to Pearland where they enjoyed spending time with family and attending church.  Tim lost his courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Memorial Service for Tim will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church at 2314 Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.

Sun
8
May '11

Martinez, Sandra

Sandra Martinez, 45, passed away on May 8, 2011.   She is survived by her parents, Harry Dow and Carolyn Pilger; her loving husband of 16 years, Martin Martinez; sons, Patrick Rodriguez, Mark Rodriguez, and Andrew Rodriguez; daughters, Sarah Delasantos and her husband, Adam, Lauren Martinez, Alyssa Martinez; brother, Ronald Pilger; sisters, Marie Bumbarger; seven grandchildren; and a host of many other family and friends.

Sandra was a very loving and good-hearted person that looked for every opportunity to help others in need.  This caring nature led her to be an advocate for others.  Sandra will forever be remembered for her loving disposition and her gracious hospitality to all of her family and friends.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Visitation for Sandra will be on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home at 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The Funeral Service will be on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 10:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Alvin, Texas.

Sun
8
May '11

Koterba, Phillip Ian

Phillip Ian Koterba, age 9, passed away on May 8, 2011.  He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Phillip McKissick and David J. Koterba.  Phillip is survived by his parents, Jeff and Katrina Koterba; brother, Jeffrey Koterba and his wife Kristin; grandparents Barbara Doggett, Dottie and Donald Vrazel; Aunts and Uncles, Jeanna Moreno, Mike Silva, Dave Koterba, Darin Koterba and Robin Tinker; Nephew, Jaden Mikel Koterba; Cousins, David and Phillip Moreno, Alicia, Dave Jr., Darin Jr., and Christy Koterba, Heather and Dylan Tinker; and his extended family Brian and Sheryl York and the Pearland Little League; along with a host of many other family and friends.   

Phillip was a joy to everyone he came in contact with and his positive outgoing personality helped him live life to the fullest. He loved Baseball, Star Wars, McDonalds, Popsicles and Pizza. Phillip was an avid reader, good student and was very proud of his perfect attendance at school. He looked up to his big brother Jeffrey and they were very close, he was his “Mini-Me” and he wanted to be just like him. One of his proudest moments was becoming, “Uncle Philly Phil” to his nephew Jaden. Phillip was always happy, friendly and thinking of others.  Through this tragedy Jeff and Katrina have given hope and life to three other families by their decision to donate Phillip’s organs to other children so they can live on.  They feel certain that Phillip would have wanted this. His memory will live on in his family and friends as well as those families who never met him.

The family would like to thank Coach Harry, Coach Eric, Team mom Amy Silvey, St Joseph Medical Center, P. M. Realty Group and Centerpoint Energy for all their love and support during this most difficult time.  They would also like to thank the first responders Manvel Police Department, EMT’s, Stacy Bartley RN, Dr. E. Salinas and the entire 9th floor PICU staff for all their dedicated valiant effort and care to Phillip and all of our family.

A visitation for Phillip will be held on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm at Clayton Funeral Home at 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 10am at Clayton Funeral Home with Will Lumpkin officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Phillip Koterba Memorial Fund in care of any Frost Bank.

Sat
7
May '11

Fernandez, Augustin Gonzales “Gus”

Augustin “Gus” Gonzales Fernandez, 75, passed away on May 7, 2011.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Damacio and Beatrice Fernandez; and brother, Tony Fernandez.  Gus is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Alice Fernandez; son, David Fernandez; daughters, Cathy Ruff and Suzi Larrasquitu and her husband, Raymond; sisters, Virginia Mathiew and her husband, Junius, Mary Helen Perez and her husband, Frank, Olivia Garza and her husband, Frank, and Geneva Nicholas and her husband, Sidney; grandchildren, Alison Ruff, Trey Larrasquitu, Daniel Larrasquitu, David Fernandez, Kacey Fernandez, Eli Larrasquitu, Raeanne Larrasquitu, and Dylan Fernandez; as well as a host of many other family and friends.

Gus was a master of all building trades.  He started out as a sheetrocker and developed his skills as a carpenter moving to framing and trim work as well as flooring.  Gus learned the roofing trade and could build, repair or replace just about everything within a home. He was a very skilled handyman.

Gus loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was a regular at Perry’s and Shipleys for many years and the folks at Whataburger will miss him dearly.  Gus made friends everywhere he went and had many friends in and around Pearland.  He was a giver of his time and skills his entire life.  Gus was blessed for most of his life with good health and would seldom slow down because he was such a hard worker and good provider for his family.  He also made time for his garden which he did all the work and would share with all his friends and family.  Gus was affectionately known as Grandpa to all his grandchildren.  He loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Rosary for Gus will be recited on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm at St. Helen Catholic Church with the Funeral Mass to follow at 3:30 pm with Msgr. Reginald Nesvadba officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gus’ honor to St. Helen Catholic Church at 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581.

Mon
2
May '11

Miller, Billy Dwain

Billy Dwain Miller, 70, passed away on May 2, 2011.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Velma Miller; and his loving wife, Penny Miller.  Billy is survived by his sons, Scott Miller and Jerry Martino and his wife, Elena; daughter, Angie Minatrea and her husband, Kevin; brother, Gene Miller; grandchildren, Daniel, Lauren, Linda, Alyona, Nikki and Andi; as well as a host of many other family and friends.

Billy and Penny were married for more than 25 years and he was a dedicated husband and father.  He was a 32° Master Mason and was an endowed member of the C.F. Spencer Lodge Pearland as well as a Member of Pearland and Friendswood Eastern Star.  Billy was also involved in the Houston Scottish Rite and Arabian Shrine.  The Masonic Lodge was a large part of his life.  He received his 50 year pin for his service as a Journeyman Lineman from the IBEW Union Local 66.

Billy was a lifelong outdoorsman who enjoyed all types of hunting and fishing.  He was affectionately known to his grandkids as “Pappy.”  He loved his family dearly and was a wonderful provider and role model for his family.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Billy will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home at 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 10:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home with interment to follow at SouthPark Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Billy’s honor to the Shriners Hospital for Children or to Houston Hospice.

Sun
1
May '11

White, Douglas Oneal

Douglas Oneal White, 61, passed away on May 1, 2011.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Minnie Basey; brothers, Marion Basey Jr. and Rickey Basey; and grandchild, Avery Jordan.  Douglas is survived by his son, Douglas White; daughters, Patricia Annettte Nellums and her husband, Danyel, Denethra Lashal Proctor and her husband, Michael, Nasha Oneal Jordan and her husband, Marcus, Treva Ndiaye and her husband, Serigne, Shuron Hamilton; brother, James Basey, Kenneth Basey and his wife, Tonya; sisters, Delores Mosley and her husband, Rhandle, Joyce Washington, Mary House, Ethel Berry, Sandra Washington and Brenda Basey; grandchildren, Jarvis Robinson, Te’Kera Hamilton, Michael Turner, Treveon Hamilton, Jacobey Callis, De’Jaria Cross, Dequan Cross, Taylor Jordan; great grandchildren, Brayland Whitehead and Aniya Nichols; his companion, Sherry Garrett; as well as many other family and friends.

Douglas work for 11 years for Brinks Security.  He loved playing dominos with his family and friends.  Douglas enjoyed music, riding in the car and loved to travel.  He also enjoyed visiting the casinos on occasion.   Most of all, Douglas loved his family and spending time with all of them.  He was affectionately known as “Papa” to his grandchildren.  Douglas will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Memorial Service for Douglas will be on Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home at 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor Ira Singleton of Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church officiating.   A Graveside Service with military honors will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:30 am at Houston National Cemetery at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038.