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Feb '10

Wortham, Beckie

Beckie Wortham, age 43 of Pasadena, passed away on February 23, 1010. She is preceded in death by her father, Jerry Sosebee. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy (Ross) Sosebee; husband, Paul Wortham; parents-in-law, Bobby & Gladys Wortham; son, Kevin Rogers; daughter, Jacquolyne Steward & her husband Wesley; brother, Dickey Sosebee; sisters, Sherri Tracy & her husband Doug, Debbie Comeaux & her husband Robert, and Terri Nichols; grandchildren, Blaine, Jordan, and Elizabeth; and a host of many other family and friends.

Beckie was born on October 12, 1966 in Houston, Texas and resided here her entire life. She married Paul in 1997 and was proud to be a mother and grandmother to his children. They enjoyed attending church, watching tv or riding together on Paul’s motorcycle. Before Beckie’s illness, they would often go fishing and had even spent their honeymoon doing this. Beckie was an animal lover and especially adored cats. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

A Memorial Service for Beckie will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 in the Clayton Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Bob Hotten of Center Point Community Church will be officiating.

Feb '10

Bingham, John James Sr. “Jack”

John James Bingham Sr, passed away on February 19, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Julia (Rinchisen Poland) Bingham and wife, Patricia (Bentham) Bingham. He is survived by his sons, John Bingham Jr. & his wife Leesa and Brian Bingham; and daughter, Elizabeth Jewkes; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

John “Jack” was born on June 29, 1922 in Tucson, Arizona. He resided in Pinow Hills, California, before settling in the Houston area in 1994. Jack proudly served his country in the United States Naval Air Corps in the Pacific as a pilot on a PB2Y Coronado. He was discharged on April 4, 1946. John and Julia were married in 1945 and remained happily married until Julia’s passing in 1991. Jack was a faithful member of Victorville Baptist Church and Shadycrest Baptist Church in Pearland. In his spare time he loved reading, especially the Bible or anything about history. There are many family memories of vacations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and spending time at a cabin there teaching his sons how to fish. Jack made a career in farming management and as an antiques dealer. Jack will always be remembered for his positive influence on his childrean and as a very honorable man whose word was always his bond.

A Funeral Service for Jack will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 10:00 am in the Clayton Chapel. Pastor Stephen Daily will be officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.

Feb '10

Hall, John William

John William Hall, age 47 of Manvel, passed away on February 13, 2010. He is survived by his parents, Harry & Barbara Jean (Bartz) Hall; brother, Michael Hall; sister, Patricia Trese & her husband Timothy Ray; and a host of many other family & friends.

John was born on January 22, 1963 in Wichita, Kansas and resided in the Manvel area for the past eight years. He began his working career as a carpenter pounding nails and later advanced into a job as an estimator working for Phoenix Mill Work in Alvin. He traveled all over the country with his work and made friends wherever he went. John loved his family and friends and was always very kind, thoughtful, and generous with them. He was a wonderful son and brother and will always be remember for his smiles and laughter.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the John W. Hall Memorial Fund at either branch of Texas Advantage Community Bank (Alvin Branch, 281-388-5200 or Pearland Branch, 281-997-7715).

Feb '10

Bagwell, Tony

Tony Paul Bagwell, age 45 of Manvel, Texas, lost his battle with sarcoma on February 12, 2010. He is survived by his mother, Reba Terrell of Cashion, OK; wife, Charlene Bagwell; son, Cody Dobbs & his wife Staci of Seattle, WA; sister, Amy Broadbent & her husband Lane, and their four children Luke, Cade, Baylee, and Rylee of Cashion, OK; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from all over!! He is preceded in death by his father John Terrell, and his grandparents, Harvey and Bonnie Cain.

Tony was born on April 2, 1964 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His family moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma in July of 1974 where he grew up and graduated from Weatherford High School in 1982. He attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University for 2 years and eventually transferred to Oklahoma State University. There, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Engineering in May of 1989.

Within the same month of graduating from OSU, Tony began his employment with Reda in Bartlesville, OK. Tony’s work ethic and determination helped him earn the respect and admiration of his supervisors and coworkers. He was a dedicated employee for Reda, which eventually became Schlumberger, for 20 years. Tony invented and was granted a patent on an electroactive polymer pumping system in April of 2008. At the time he was diagnosed with cancer and began his treatment, Tony was working as the IPC Manufacturing Manager at the Sugarland plant.

Tony met Charlene Dobbs while working for Reda in Bartlesville after relocating there in 1989. They began dating shortly after, and eventually fell in love. He was blessed to marry the love of his life in March of 2000. Char had a son, Cody, when she and Tony began dating, and Tony and Cody quickly became close allies and shared many common interests. Tony and Char lived in Bartlesville until 2005 when they both accepted transfer positions with Schlumberger to Houston, Texas.

Tony was a member of several professional societies including the Society for Industrial Engineers from 1989-1995, APICS from 1993-1997, and the ASQ from 1996-2009. He served as the Treasurer, Vice President, and eventually President for the Tulsa Chapter Institute of Industrial Engineers where the chapter received the Five Star Award. Tony was also happy to lend his expertise as a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Tulsa Junior College for the Manufacturing Technology curriculum and Quality Control Technology curriculum. Tony wrote on his profile page for Schlumberger in his personal statement that, “the principles I admire most are integrity, persistence, and hard work. I believe any obstacle can be overcome by adhering to these values.” He also said, “I enjoy solving problems and find it very rewarding to utilize these skills to improve the world around us. My family is very important to me and a major source of motivation.” I think anyone who knew Tony would say this pretty much sums up his character.

Tony was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer of the connective tissue of his abdomen in April 2008. He began treatment at MD Anderson in June of that same year. He battled cancer through chemotherapy and many, many scans and tests of all kinds. His body finally gave out on Friday, February 12, 2010 where he was surrounded by his loving wife, his mother, and two cousins. Tony was blessed to have many family and friends who loved him, came to see him, and help take care of him throughout his illness. Although his battle with cancer was profound, his loved ones will most remember the incredible courage and dignity he exemplified. Among his last words spoken to his family he said, “I love you and at the end of the day that’s all that really matters.” His loved ones find comfort in the fact that Tony is resting and rejoicing in the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ and is no longer suffering from his debilitating disease. However, they will all miss him greatly because he was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend.

Visitation for Tony will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 10:00 am at Pearland Church of Christ, 2217 N. Grand Blvd, Pearland, Texas 77581, 281-485-2436, with a Funeral Service following at 11:00 am. Pastor D.C. Brown will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, (Sarcoma Center), P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486, Phone: (713) 792-3450 or (800) 525-5841, or online at: www.mdanderson.org.

Feb '10

Machado, Miguel “Coach”

Miguel Angel Machado, age 63 of Houston, passed away on February 7, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vicente & Elena (Rodriguez) Machado. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Lillibett (Ruiz); sons, Ivan & Miguel Machado; grandchildren, Karla & Paolo Machado; and a host of many other family & friends.

Miguel was born on May 13, 1946 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He resided in Puerto Rico before settling in the Houston area for the past twenty one years. Miguel was a wonderful husband, father, & grandfather and the grandchildren affectionately called him “Abuelo Quique”. He worked as a sales manager for Burroughs Corporation and before that was a professional soccer player in Argentina, 1st Division, and was known as the “Quique Cañon” (Cannon Leg). He continued his love of the game by coaching soccer and his team once came in third in the state. If he could, Miguel would watch soccer 24 hours a day. It was his second love next to his family. Many young soccer players were influenced by Miguel’s positive impact and he always encouraged the youth to be as good as they could be. Even after Miguel could no longer get around without his cart, he continued to encourage and coach his team. He will always be remembered as a great player, coach, husband, and father, and grandfather.

A Memorial Service for Miguel will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm in the Clayton Chapel.

Feb '10

Barrett, Robert “Bob”

Robert “Bob” Vincent Barrett, age 86 of Friendswood, passed away on February 7, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Ella (Casserly) Barrett. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Dummett) Barrett; son, Luke Flannery & his wife, Jeanie; daughters, Judy Smith & her husband John and Kathy Fontaine & her husband, Ray; sisters, Dorothy Merritt and Rita Licata & her husband Sal; grandchildren, Missy, Jenny, Robyn, John and Stacey; great-grandchildren, JL and Dailey; and a host of many other family & friends.

Robert was born on December 3, 1923 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was married for 55 years to Helen. They resided in El Paso, Texas before settling in the Friendswood area. Bob retired from the U.S. Army and further went to work for the US Postal Service until he retired in the mid 1980s. Bob & Helen travelled broadly with their family while he served in the Army. Europe held especially happy memories. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time in his garden, learning computer skills, and researching and learning about any topic. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Feb '10

Terry, Paul “Pablo”

Paul “Pablo” Denis Terry, age 73, of Pearland, Texas formerly of Huntsville, Tennessee passed away Monday, February 7, 2010 at the Windsong Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Paul was the youngest of thirteen children. He was the son of the late Carnelon and Martha (Smith) Terry of Huntsville, Tennessee. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers James-Arvilee, Bill, Floyd and Roscoe Terry, as well as three infant siblings. Survivors include: sisters, Hazel (Ellis) Woods of Kingston, Tennessee, Annis Laity of Illinois, Lilly Glavich of Florida; brothers, Carnelon Terry, Jr. of Clinton, Tennessee and JB Terry of Huntsville, Tennessee; children, Shanda Terry and friend Randy Leach of Texas, Cathy Day and husband Gary of Oneida, Tennessee, Margie Semick and husband Mark of Mesa, Arizona, Dennis Terry of West Virginia, and Stephen Terry and wife Kerry of Pearland, Texas; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Tristan, Bryan, Bridgette, Brandon, Brittany, Hannah all of Texas and Daniel of Oneida, Tennnessee; five great-grandchildren, Cambri-Ann, Ayden, Landon, Mason, Kandace all of Texas; and a host of many other relatives and friends.

Paul served from 1954 to 1958 in the United States Air Force. In the early sixties, he served as Chief Deputy with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department under Jack Laxton. He was a member of the Parkplace Daylight Masonic Lodge in Houston, and was also a member of the Houston Shriners Organization. He was a businessman for many years in Houston, Texas operating the Breezeway Night Club, and later owning and operating two separate pawn shops. He loved to travel and over the years him and his nephew, Frazier, visited various countries, including Africa. He was an avid fisherman, and was also known for spoiling his grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Clayton Funeral Home in Pearland, Texas on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. A local memorial service will be held at the Highpoint Baptist Church, Monday, February 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Paul Denis Terry to the Cure for Alzheimer’s at 866-232-8484 or http://www/alz.org.index.asp.

Feb '10

Neumann, Eloise

Eloise Clark Neumann, age 84 of Pearland, passed away on February 5, 2010. She is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar & Lula (Fogle) Clark and son Ronnie Neumann. She is survived by her son, Mark Neumann; daughter, Carla Comer & her husband Dwayne; brother, Harold Clark & his wife Teresa; grandchildren, Nicki & Derek Comer, Austin & Clark Neumann, and Kristin Roach; great-grandchildren, Kyle & Ashley Comer, Emily & Justin Ruisinger, and Brittany Anderson; and a host of many other family & friends.
Eloise was born on October 16, 1925 in Luling, Texas and resided in Deer Park and later Pearland for the last three years. Eloise worked as a bookkeeper during her working career. After she retired, she turned her home into a nurturing daycare. She dearly loved all of the children and they quickly became like a part of her family. It was not unusual for Eloise to be seen at the grocery store with 6 or 7 of her “kids” in tow! Her grandchildren affectionately called her “Me Maw”. In her spare time, Eloise enjoyed doing the laundry and cooking. It was nothing for her to cook for 2 or 25 people. Her kitchen would be a mess when she was finished but the meals were always wonderful. She took care of everyone and was always doing for others. Eloise was small in stature but large in her convictions. She will be fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved her.

A Memorial Service for Eloise will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:00 am in the Clayton Chapel. Pastor Keith Anderson of New Harvest Christian Fellowship will be officiating.

Feb '10

Burton, Barbara

Barbara Ann Burton, age 44 of Pearland, passed away on February 4, 2010. She is survived by her parents, James & Gayle Manker; husband, Mark; son, Alex Burton; daughters, Alyssa & Emily Burton; brothers, James Railey, Jamie Manker, and Marty Manker & his wife Becky; and a host of many other family & friends.

Barbara was born on November 26, 1965 in Houston, Texas and has lived in Pearland for the past eleven years. She proudly served her country in the U.S. Navy working as an operating room technician. Barbara and Mark were happily married for 12 years. They enjoyed camping together and spending time with family and friends. Barbara had a very strong faith and before her illness was very active at New Hope Church in Manvel and one of her fondest memories was her mission trip to Nicaragua. Barbara made her career in the healthcare industry and in 2008, following her cancer treatments, furthered her education and received her Masters Degree as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. She was always extremely focused and dedicated to her patients. Barbara always challenged herself whether it was doing research or fighting her disease. She was an avid reader and thoroughly enjoyed learning new things be it teaching herself how to sew or making Christmas ornaments. Barbara will be remembered for her perseverance and empathy towards all those who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Barbara will be on Monday, February 8, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 12:00 noon in the Clayton Chapel. Pastor John Davis of New Hope Church will be officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s honor to The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486, 800-525-5841.

Jan '10

Naranjo, Felipe B. “Jr”

Felipe B. Naranjo Jr., died on January 27, 2010. He is preceded in death by his father, Felipe Naranjo. He is survived by his mother, Maria (Bustamante) Naranjo; brothers, Leo Naranjo, Tony Naranjo, and Ben Naranjo & his fiance, Jodie; sister, Lupe Flores, Linda McCoy & her husband Claude, and Helen Flores & her husband Noe; and a host of many other family & friends.

Felipe “Jr” was born on March 22, 1967 in Victoria, Texas and resided in the Houston area for 42 years. He was a highly skilled heavy equipment operator and worked for Troy Sand. Jr had an open heart and was constantly encouraging everyone. He enjoyed getting together with his family, cooking for them, and playing and having fun with his nieces and nephews. Jr enjoyed spending time with his friends and treated them like they were part of the family. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing and anything having to do with the outdoors. Jr was also a strong supporter of Ducks Unlimited. He also loved to cook for benefits and competitions. Jr was very close with his father, Felipe, and missed him daily. Jr was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Visitation for Felipe will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Clayton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass is on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 6502 County Road 48, Manvel, Texas 77578, 281-489-8720. Rev. Vince Dulock will be officiating. Interment will follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, Texas.

Jan '10

Agema, Denise


Denise (Monthei) Agema of Pearland, passed away on January 20, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Jim Agema; daughter, Dawn Peveto & her husband Paul; stepdaughter, Heather Packenham & her husband Dave; stepson, Shawn Gross; brother, Gary Monthei & his wife Margaret; stepbrother, Jack Martine & his wife Susan; and grandchildren, Cody, Sealy, Justin, Brennan, Emily & Grace; and stepdad, “Pop” Carroll Kuhlman. She is preceded in death by her parents, Odell & Katy (Ives) Monthei.

Denise was born on March 21, 1956 in Hillsboro, Texas and resided in the Houston area since 1988. She worked for the Pearland Police Department for 17 years as the Chief of Police Secretary. In her spare time, Denise enjoyed her friendship and fishing with Deanna. She also enjoyed spending time by the pool, cooking in her kitchen, or reading on her back patio. She often had long conversations with her childhood friend Cindy while they were coloring each other’s hair or watching Monday night TV together. Denise and Patty were friends for many years and enjoyed working together at the Pearland Police Department. Denise and Susan became neighbors first and friends for more than twenty years helping and watching out for one another. Denise adored her grandkids who affectionately called her “Granny”. She was also a cat and dog lover and enjoyed her animals. Denise was a giver who was always doing and thinking of others. She will always be remembered for her strong sense of faith and the strength she brought to her family.

A Celebration of Denise’s Life will be held on January 23, 2010 at 11:00 am in the Clayton Chapel. Pastor Keith Anderson of New Harvest Christian Fellowship will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Harvest Christian Fellowship Youth Department, 12216 West Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77584.

Jan '10

Wheeler, Stephen “Steve” Wayne

Stephen “Steve” Wayne Wheeler, age 66 of Pearland, passed away on January 16, 2010, following a brief illness. Steve was a loving and devoted son, husband, father and brother. He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. H.G. Wheeler; his wife, Debbie (Sharpe) Wheeler; son, Joey Bartlett; daughters, Stephanie Hill & her husband Don, Amanda Riese & her husband Leigh, and Ashley Marquez & her husband Jason; brother, Mike Wheeler & his wife Pat; sister, Kay Scroggins & her husband Bill; grandchildren, who lovingly referred to him as Paw Paw; Anna, Philip & Jude Riese, Chris, Josh, Caitlyn & Lorelei Marquez, Corinne Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

Steve was born on February 24, 1943 in Orange, Texas and resided in the Pearland/Alvin area for more than 35 years. His second love, after his family, was teaching, and he spent 37 years in the Biology Department at Alvin Community College as a professor and administrator. After retiring in August 2009, Steve looked forward to spending quiet time on Lake Livingston, traveling, playing golf, and enjoying time with his grandchildren. Steve will be fondly remembered for his warm heart, quick wit and dry sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 10:00 am in the Clayton Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Amyloidosis Research at Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.