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Thu
2
Oct '14

Frame, Malinda Ann

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Malinda Ann Frame, 62, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Betty Jo Short; brother, Mike Short.  Malinda is survived by her loving husband of 41, years, Phil Frame; daughter, Kristel Reida and husband, Al; grandson, Christian Douglas Reida; and a host of other family and friends.

Malinda attended Southmayd Elementary School, Deady Junior High and Milby High School where she graduated near the top of her class.  She then went on to The University of Houston with majors in both History and English Education.  After earning her BA degree in Education in 1973, she worked as a teacher in a multi-level private school at Freeway Baptist Church for a year, then “retired” for a few years, still doing occasional substitute teaching, mostly in the Pearland/Alvin/Pasadena/South Houston areas.

Phil and Malinda were married on the evening of December 29, 1972. After a honeymoon in Corpus Christi and Port Isabel they lived in an apartment on Broadway in Houston. After about a year they bought a home in the Garden Villa area near Hobby Airport and in 1978 were blessed with daughter Krissy.  The family remained there until moving to Pearland in 1983.

While still living in Houston, Malinda accepted a teaching position in Pearland.  She stayed there for a semester but due to class size, etc., she and Phil agreed it best to give that up for a time.  Besides, she missed her daughter.  After Krissy was older, Malinda went back to Pearland Schools teaching English, History, and finally, what she discovered as her calling & passion, English as a Second Language (ESL).  She earned a Master of Science in ESL Education at University of Houston Clear Lake in 1989 while teaching ESL at Pearland.  The last class for this degree took place on the campus of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu so she, Phil and Krissy all had to “endure” a few weeks there and were able to do lots of sightseeing on the islands.

In 1997 she was diagnosed with Chondrosarcoma requiring both major surgery and radiation.  She then went back to Pearland Schools the following semester.  Two years later the cancer had returned, and yet another surgery was required.  She and Phil agreed that she should take a position less demanding, thus began her career at Houston Community College, still teaching ESL.  She made many great friends, both at the Pearland schools and at HCC.  Malinda remained at HCC until retiring in 2007.

In the years following retirement Malinda and Phil were often able to enjoy traveling in their RV and visited many areas of Texas and other parts of the United States, including the New England states, the West coast, the Great Northwest, Minnesota and upper Mississippi River, parts of Canada, and a fly/drive outing to Alaska. They saw almost all of the US, but were both keenly aware that there is no place like Texas, and that service to The Lord and to others, no matter where you are, is what brings true and lasting enjoyment.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Malinda may be made to Shadycrest Baptist Church Local Missions Fund, which supports the ESL Ministry, which The Lord graciously granted her the strength and support to begin.

The visitation and memorial service for Malinda will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 .  The family will be receiving friends beginning at 9:30 am and the service will follow at 11:00 am with Dr. Ryan E. Jennings officiating.  

Fri
26
Sep '14

Ajose, Sheila Nadine

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Sheila Nadine Ajose, 58, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 26, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Pauline Johnson; brothers, Paul, Richard, Wayne, Ricardo, George and Alvin Johnson; and sister, Joan Clay Whitlock.  Sheila is survived by her husband, Akinsanya Sunny Ajose; sons, Richard Johnson, Akinsanya Sunny Ajose Jr. and significant other, Teneka Curry; daughters, Angela Akinde and husband, Hakeem, Kesha Fisher and husband, Kevin; brothers, George Johnson and wife, Mary, Bernard Johnson and wife, Dynees, Keith Johnson and wife, Diane, Victor Johnson; sisters, Helen Ross and husband, Louis, Sharon Alexander and husband, Henry, Marva Williams; eleven grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Sheila was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother that loved taking care of everyone.  She cherished spending time with her family and looked forward to cooking for everyone.  Holidays were her favorite time of the year because the house was filled with music, laughter and family.  She was affectionately known as “Grandma” and will forever be remembered for her world famous sweet potato pie.  Sheila will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and home going celebration for Sheila will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Loyal Missionary Baptist Church, 3901 N. MacGregor Way, Houston, Texas 77004 with Pastor R.D. Sanders officiating.  The visitation will begin at 10:00 am and the funeral service will follow at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Tue
16
Sep '14

Hyde, Dale Edward

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Dale Edward Hyde, 78, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Hyde; and daughter, Nancy King.  Dale is survived by his mother, Katherine Murphy and her husband, Jack; his loving wife of 17 years, Judy Hyde; sons, Adam Hyde and wife, Lisa, Jason Hyde, Mark King and wife, Elaine; sister, Sharron Alaniz and husband, Nick; fifteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Dale loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed camping, going to the beach and spending time in the State Parks.  He and Judy had just begun to experience travel as they ventured around Texas in their RV.   Dale was a dedicated and valued employee at Invocon where he worked for 11 years as an Electronic Technician.  Dale was entrusted with many high profile and classified projects as a result of his skill, dedication, and strong work ethic. Dale was great with his hands and spent many hours building short wave radios, remote control planes and cars.  In his early years, he enjoyed fixing up and racing cars.  Dale loved his dogs and birds and was especially fond of his macaw, “Charlie”.  Although known as a quiet man that enjoyed his solitude, Dale loved spending time with his family watching Nascar and football on TV.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation and funeral service will be held for Dale on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: Pearland Building, 3311Southfork Drive, Pearland, Texas 77584.  Interment will follow at Alvin Cemetery in Alvin, Texas.

Thu
4
Sep '14

Wagner, Eleanor M.

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Eleanor M. Wagner, 87, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Clara Walsh; husband, Ben Wagner; brother, William Walsh; and sisters, Ruth Walsh and Margaret “Peg” Wheeler. Eleanor is survived by her brother, John “Jack” Walsh; God-daughter, Susan Chapman; and a host of other family and friends.

Eleanor truly had a servant’s heart and was always willing to help out wherever she could.  She was devoted to her church and volunteered at St. Helen Catholic Church with blood drives, the annual bazaar, serving on the Altar Society and as a founding member of the Women’s Club Society which later became the Catholic Daughters.  Her caring nature also extended to caring for her family where she was the primary caregiver to her mother and disabled sister, Ruthie until their passings. Eleanor loved being outdoors and enjoyed gardening, yard work or her many trips to Galveston to spend time walking along the beach and time at their beach house.  She enjoyed reading and crocheting.  Eleanor will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A funeral mass for Eleanor will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father Jim Courville officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.

Wed
27
Aug '14

Jarvis, Herbert Lemuel

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Herbert Lemuel Jarvis, 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Aline Hilbert Jarvis; his beloved second mother, Eunice Levere Merriman; stepmother, Marie Jarvis and brother, William Jarvis.  Herb is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lacombe Jarvis; daughters, Debra Kaiser and husband, Kenneth, Susan Myers and husband, Kenneth; brothers, Sidney Jarvis and wife, Joan, John (Jack) Jarvis and wife, Donna, George Jarvis and wife, Barbara; sisters, Genie Weiland and Donna Jarvis; grandchildren, Camille Kaiser, Austin Myers, Jason Myers, Stella Kaiser, and Mathew Myers;  and a host of other family and friends.

Herb was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving as a Radio Operator.  Following his days in the Air Force, Herb developed a passion for Amateur (or Ham) Radio, an avocation he shared with his father.  He spent hours broadcasting all over the world and took great pleasure in sharing his expertise.

Herb and Mary shared a wonderful life together. The first moment Herb set eyes on Mary, he knew she was the one.  He repeatedly asked for her hand in marriage until Mary said yes; she was the love of his life for 62 years.  Herb and Mary started their married life in Massena, New York, where they raised their family. Retiring after 31 years at ALCOA, they moved to the warmth of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where they delighted in beach living and being close to extended family.  Herb was very active in Holy Family Parish and the Knights of Columbus in Hilton Head.

Herb and Mary moved to Pearland 17 years ago, where they happily assumed babysitting responsibilities for their granddaughters.  Herb was christened “Mepa” (a contraction for ‘MY grandpa’) by Stella and the name stuck!  In Pearland, Herb and Mary were active members of St. Helen’s Catholic Church where they served as Eucharistic ministers among numerous other activities.  They spent many hours as CCE volunteers preparing second graders for First Holy Communion, which they found extremely rewarding.  Herb also remained a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Herb was deeply devoted to his family.  His daughters will forever remember him singing them to sleep at night after their prayers.  Herb was a great story teller and his family loved listening to the stories of his life. He also made up stories to entertain his daughters.  He and the family vacationed all over the USA in their travel trailer.  Later in life, he and Mary relished traveling the world on their cruises.

Herb will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Visitation and Rosary for Herb will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be take place from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with the Rosary recited at 7:00 pm.  The funeral mass will take place on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father James Courville officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.  A dinner will take place at St. Helen’s following interment.

Fri
11
Jul '14

Montgomery, Taylor Brook

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Taylor Brook Montgomery, 20, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014.  She is survived by her parents, Ron and Kim Montgomery; son, Joshua “Blake” Montgomery; brother, Blake Choate; sister, Angie Allen and husband, Caleb; grandparents, John and Elaine Bengston, Bluford and Lynne Weikel; nieces and nephews, Luke, Brady, Owen and Griffin Allen, Hunter Choate; and a host of other family and friends.

Taylor was a beautiful, angelic, loving and kind mother that cherished her son more than life itself.  Family was very important to her and she had a very special bond with her big brother, Blake.  Taylor was smart and free spirited and had recently decided to go back to school to be a dental assistant.  Growing up, she was known to most of the family as the energetic one that never seemed to slow down.  Her uncle had even nicknamed her Taylor two shoes.  She loved animals, riding horses and barrel racing.  Taylor will forever be remembered for her independent nature and her complete devotion to her son, Joshua Blake Montgomery.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation for Taylor will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Bryan Shippey officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas., with a reception following at Crosspoint Church, 1134 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Taylor’s honor to Joshua Blake Montgomery’s College Fund at www.gofundme.com/bj08ow

Mon
30
Jun '14

Chavez, Abe C.

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Abe C. Chavez, 72, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Abraham and Cresencia Chavez and former wife, Gilda LaVictoria Chavez. Abe is survived by his loving current wife of 24 years, Edna Chavez; son, Christopher Chavez; daughters, Anna Bodine and husband, Donovon, Crestina Hardie and husband, Chris; brother, Beltran Chavez and wife, Virginia; grandchildren, Alexa, Liliana, Ava, Evangeline, Abigael, and one on the way; and a host of other family and friends.

Abe was born in Negros Occidental, Philippines.  He moved to the United States after college, where he worked as an accountant for more than 40 years in Austin and Houston, Texas. Anyone who knew recognized he worked to live.  Abe loved fishing whether he was looking for his favorite freshwater fishing hole or going to Galveston to saltwater fish.  His affinity for travel took him to all fifty states as well as many countries around the world.  Abe spent many evenings playing mahjong and poker.  It’s hard not to remember Abe without a microphone in his hand singing karaoke or out on the dance floor ballroom or line dancing.  He lived life to the fullest, had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.  His granddaughters affectionately knew him as “Lolo”; he cherished spending time with them.  Abe considered being a grandfather his crowning achievement.  Family came first.  Abe was strong in his faith and he served many roles as a parishioner of St. Helen Catholic Church.  He served as an usher and a member of the Pastoral Council.  Abe was a founding member of St. Helen’s Kislap NG STA Elena – an organization focused on promoting Filipino culture and spirituality.  He created the academic achievement awards for the group and dedicated much of his time to its success.  Faith, family and friends encompassed his life.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation and Rosary will be held for Abe on Friday, July 4, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581.  The visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 pm with the Rosary recited at 6:00 pm.  The funeral mass will take place on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, TX 77581.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Wed
25
Jun '14

Roux, Gus L. Jr.

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Gus L. Roux, Jr. passed away on June 25, 2014 at his home in Pearland, Texas. He was born on August 23, 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the union of Gustave & Angelina Roux. Gus was preceded into the arms of the Lord by Mary, his wife of 50 years, and brothers Kermit and Stanley Roux, and sisters Shirley Perez, Lorraine MacMahon, and Beverly Roux.  He is survived by his sons Gus Roux III and wife Jami, Mark Roux and wife Natalie and his daughter, Denise White and husband Tommy. Grandchildren, Shelly Tiller and husband Matt, Jonathan White and Tiffany Butler. Great Grandchildren Alexandra Najacht, Aiden and Ava Tiller and numerous nieces and nephews.   Gus was a graduate of the Jesuit High School of New Orleans and of Louisiana State University. He was a Professional Petroleum Engineer and, after retiring, Gus continued to perform consulting work in the oil and gas industry. He and his wife also owned and operated Shelley’s Hallmark Store in Woodlake Square, in Houston.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd, Pearland, Tx 77581 . In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Remembrance may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network www.pancan.org

Fri
20
Jun '14

Crenek, Gertrude

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Gertrude Crenek, 86, peacefully passed away on June 20, 2014. Gertrude was born on September 26, 1927, in Nada, Texas, to John and Emelie Popp.  She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Alfred Popp; son, Robert Crenek; and granddaughter, Lauren Crenek. She is survived by her best friend and loving husband of 64 years, Edgar L. Crenek; daughter, Judy Brandt; daughter-in-law Robin Albrecht;  son Gary Crenek and wife Tammie;  sisters, Bridget and Madeline Popp; grandchildren, Brock Crenek, Brooke Grammier, Vanessa Brandt, Beau Crenek, Natalie Turner, Emily Albino, Lindsay Crenek, Ashlyn Crenek; great grandchildren, Josh, Catherine, Braxton, Falyn, Jacob, Austin, and Audrey; and a host of other family and friends.

Gertrude was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. The centerpieces of her life were God and family.  She was strong in her faith and an active member of St. Helen Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. Gertrude was happiest when involved with her family, whether it was providing a meal, playing dominoes or bingo, or simply engaged in lively conversation.  She and Edgar enjoyed many years as members of Po.L.K.of A. dancing and socializing with good friends.  Gertrude was an accomplished seamstress making many clothes for her family, including her daughter’s prom dresses and wedding dress.  She was an excellent cook and baker, and always looked forward to meals with her family.  Many a cake and kolache were baked for family occasions as well as for church bazaars.  It’s those prized and highly anticipated homemade kolaches that will be particularly missed, along with the coveted homemade strawberry jelly!   Gertrude was affectionately known as “MeMa” and “MeMaw” to her grandchildren and loved playing any type of card or board games with them. She loved growing flowers and took great joy in canning pickles, tomatoes, and green beans from the garden that she and Edgar lovingly cultivated.  In fact, if there was any type of vegetable or fruit that could fit in a glass jar, she would accept the challenge and “can” it.  She enjoyed her favorite television shows of Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud, Dancing with the Stars, and especially watching the Lawrence Welk Show with Edgar.  Gertrude will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Gertrude Crenek to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church Fund, PO Box 97, Nada, Texas, 77460.

A Visitation and Rosary for Gertrude will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with a Rosary recited at 7:00 pm with Deacon Darvin Bordelon officiating.  The Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the church with Father Wayne Wilkerson officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.  

Wed
18
Jun '14

Witt, Catherine Bennett

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Catherine Bennett Witt, 92, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Bernice Bennett; her loving husband of 62 years, Alfred David Witt; daughter, Jan Witt Doyle; brother, Lawrence Bennett Jr.; son-in-law, John Glenn Keith; as well as her special aunts.  Catherine is survived by her daughters, Betsy Witt and Mary Witt Keith; grandchildren, April Keith and Britni Keith Slack; great grandson, Robby Slack; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Catherine grew up in South Glens Falls, New York and proudly served her country in the United States Navy as a Yeoman 1st Class during World War II.  She served two tours of duty and it was during her second tour that she met David.  They would marry in 1952 and raise three daughters in South Glens Falls before moving to Texas in 1960.  Catherine worked for the United States Post Office for 20 years before retiring.  She was very athletic and played basketball and softball and enjoyed bowling in leagues. Catherine and David loved to travel all over the country.  She grew up Catholic and was strong in her faith.  Catherine was affectionately known as “Mother” and “Nana” to her family and always looked forward to her trips to South Carolina to visit her daughter.  She was especially close to her granddaughters and her great grandson, Robby.  Catherine will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A Visitation and Rosary for Catherine will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 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.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581, with Father James Courville officiating.

Mon
19
May '14

Pardo, Louis Adrian

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Louis Adrian Pardo, 82, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Lucille Pardo.  Lou is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Adelene Pardo; brother, John Robert Pardo and wife, Katherine; sister, Stella Gardon and husband, Ed; and a host of other family and friends.

Lou and Adelene lived in Houston when they first got married and were given a weimaraner dog by one of their neighbors.  Adelene trained their first dog and won many awards. This started a passion for them that lasted over 30 years as Lou and Adelene raised, trained and showed all over the world.  They moved to Alvin and raised many champions throughout the years.  Lou was excellent with his hands and could fix just about anything from cars to electrical problems to plumbing fixes.  When he retired from the Post Office, he went to work for Pearland Lumber and found great joy in helping explain to others how to fix things.  He was a faithful parishioner at St. Helen Catholic Church for more than 40 years and was active for many years with the Pearland Lion’s Club.  Lou enjoyed hunting and fishing most of his life.  He and Adelene had a wonderful life together and did most everything together except the “hunting” and you could always ask Adelene why she’d never go hunting with him.  Lou will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation and rosary for Lou will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with a rosary recited at 7:00 pm.  The funeral mass will take place on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm at St. Helen Catholic Church with Father Wayne Wilkerson officiating.

Sat
3
May '14

Keith, John Glenn

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John Glenn Keith, 55, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Joyce Keith.  Glenn is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary Keith; daughters, April Michele Keith and Britni Keith; grandson, Robby Slack; brother, Charlie Keith and wife, Marcie; nieces, Sabrina Clayton and Amber Keith; mother-in-law, Catherine Witt; sister-in-law, Betsy Witt; and a host of other family and friends.

Glenn and Mary were high school sweethearts and he was a hardworking, dedicated husband, father and grandfather.  He was an excellent provider and worked for various Ford dealerships since he was 17.  Glenn always stressed the importance of family and cherished spending time with his daughters camping, bike riding and their many sports events.  He was affectionately known as “Pa Pa” to the light of his eyes, Robby.  Glenn and Mary had a wonderful life together; whether they were watching television or talking about their kids and family, they always enjoyed one another’s company.  Glenn will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Glenn will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581.  The funeral service will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Waldrop of Fellowship Bible Church in Pearland officiating.  Interment will follow at Alvin Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, Texas.