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Sun
30
Nov '14

Maples, Thomas Everett

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Thomas Everett Maples, 75, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014.  He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Shirley Maples; sons, Thomas Maples Jr. and wife, Yvonne, Todd Maples and wife, Annemarie, Tobin Maples and wife, Heather; brother, Calvin Maples and wife, Donna; grandchildren, Haiden, Tait, Teag, Brandon, Zane and Tai Maples; and a host of other family and friends.

Tom proudly served his country in the United States Army for 20 years.  He was a Vietnam Veteran and retired with the rank of Major. Following his retirement from the military, he worked as a business executive for Executone.  Thomas was an avid golfer and lived on a golf course.  He and Shirley enjoyed many happy times together golfing.  Tom was strong in his faith and served the Almeda United Methodist Church for many years as Treasurer and Chairman of the Board.  He was affectionately known as “Grandpap” and “PapPap” to his grandchildren and he cherished spending time with them.  Thomas will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Tom will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place, Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Frances Foger officiating.  Interment with military honors will take place at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.  The gate time for interment will be 12:30 pm in lane 1.  In lieu of flowers, donations to MD Anderson Cancer Hospital would be appreciated.

Tue
18
Nov '14

DeLange, Eren Lee

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Eren Lee DeLange died unexpectedly on November 18, 2014 at the age of 33.  She is survived by her parents Jacalyn and Steve DeLange, her sister Lyndsey Miller-DeLange Hagan, brother-in-law Scott Hagan, her nephew Bralyn, her niece Katelyn, her grandmother, Bettie DeLange, her aunt Michalyn Ordeneaux, her uncle Gary Bennett and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Berry Miller and A.L. “Bud” DeLange, her grandmother Rosalie Miller, her aunt Linda Bennett and uncle Roddy Ordeneaux.

Eren was born in Houston Texas on June 3, 1981.  Soon after her birth, it became evident she was a special child who faced many challenges throughout her life.  She saw the world through different eyes and could find beauty everywhere.  She was a loving child who shared hugs with everyone.  Her unique personality and idiosyncrasies made her memorable to all.  She attended special education classes in the Pearland School District, where the district placed her at the Child Guidance Center, a wonderful day hospital program, for several years.  She graduated in 2002.  She received HCS services from All the Little Things Country following school and lived with a godmother, Joanna Rankin, for ten years, while maintaining active contact with her family. She converted to Catholicism and was very proud of her religious beliefs.  She was a cancer survivor and kept an upbeat attitude throughout her treatments. She came back to live with her parents this spring. She was an avid Texans fan, enjoyed listening to music, playing computer games, and embraced her role as an aunt.  She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:45 pm at Clayton Funeral Home; 5530 Broadway; Pearland, Texas.  A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:00 am on November 25th at St Helen’s Catholic Church; 2209 Old Alvin Road; Pearland, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center; PO Box 4486; Houston, Texas 77210-4486; in memory of Eren DeLange.

Mon
17
Nov '14

Wiesenborn, Gloria Krohn

WiesenbornGloria Krohn  Wiesenborn, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday November 17, 2014.

She was born in St Louis, MO on March 22, 1932, the daughter of Florence Meier and Albert Krohn. Gloria grew up in St. Louis, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Institute for the Deaf.  She later got her Master’s Degree from University of Houston.

Gloria married her college sweetheart Bob Wiesenborn in 1953 and later moved their family to Alvin, Texas in 1962. They lived in Alvin many years, with a brief stay in Melbourne, Australia because of Bob’s job. Gloria and Bob moved to Friendswood, Texas in 1995.

Gloria taught at LaMarque ISD for 17 years, retiring from there to explore her many creative interests. She and Bob traveled the world, from Australia, across Asia and Europe, and more recently Costa Rica, Panama, and the California Wine Country. Her zest for life centered around her family and friends. She dearly loved to paint and had just started a new canvas. Gloria also loved playing the piano and enjoyed playing for the Sunday morning worship service at Park Manor Nursing Home in South Houston.

She also enjoyed Retail Therapy – shopping was both recreational and social. She was Christmas shopping on the day of her death.

A member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pearland, Gloria was also an active member of the Esther Circle at Alvin Lutheran Church and the Alvin Senior Center.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Florence Krohn; and her sisters, Esther Tufts and Margaret Patschke.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Wiesenborn; her daughter Robin Pike and husband James; sons, Mark Wiesenborn and his wife Kristen, and Dennis Wiesenborn and his wife Diane. Also grandchildren Scott and Amanda Wiesenborn, Kyle and Lindsey Wiesenborn, Jason and Cinny Pike, Paul Wiesenborn, Jared Pike, and Jesse Wiesenborn; and great grandchildren Dustyn Pike, Caleb Pike, Carson Wiesenborn, Zoey Wiesenborn, Ella Wiesenborn, and Katelyn Wiesenborn.  Also her sister, Ruth Meyer and husband John, many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Gloria loved Jesus, her family, and her friends. We will all miss her dearly.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 5515 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.

Memorials may be given to Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pearland or Alvin Lutheran Church.

Sun
16
Nov '14

Campo, Vincent Joseph

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(Vincent) Joseph Campo, 27, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Patrick James Campo and grandfather, Vincent Joseph Campo.  Joseph is survived by his parents, Sammy and Lisa Campo; sister, Elizabeth Campo; brother, Stephen Campo; grandparents, Anna Campo, and Dr. and Mrs. William P. Deiss; aunts and uncles, Lew Benham, Ann and Erwin Wilbanks, Ann Marie and Dan Girardot, Mary Jo Campo, Charlie Campo, Katherine and James Williams, John and Heather Campo, Larry Benham; and a host of other family and friends.

Joseph was a talented soccer player, and played for twelve years. An avid runner, he ran track and cross country for Pearland High School. Upon graduation, he was given the opportunity to walk on to Texas Tech’s Cross Country Team. Lately, he and his dog, Sadie, enjoyed running and cooling down by playing fetch in the water. Joseph was also known for feeding people a “line of bull,” but wasn’t very good at it. He inherited his dad’s upturned grin that would be apparent when he was trying to tell a tall tale. Joseph was very caring and generous to family and friends alike.  He once bought a pallet of Dublin Dr. Pepper for a friend just because it was her favorite.  He shared his Paw-Paw’s work ethic and love of life.  Joseph worked hard and played hard; the outdoors was his playground. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, but his spirit will live on through his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Joseph’s honor to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

A visitation for Joseph will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father Charles Borski and Father James Courville officiating.  Interment will take place at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

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Campo, Patrick James

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Patrick James Campo, 23, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Vincent Joseph Campo.  Patrick is survived by his parents, James and Lisa Campo; grandparents, Anna Campo, Dr. and Mrs. William P. Deiss; brother, Stephen Campo; sister, Elizabeth Campo; aunts and uncles, Lew Benham, Ann and Erwin Wilbanks, Ann Marie and Dan Girardot, Mary Jo Campo, Charlie Campo, Katherine and James Williams, John and Heather Campo, Larry Benham; and a host of other family and friends.

Patrick was a very caring and giving individual to his family and friends.   He enjoyed waking up early on the weekends and heading out with his friends to the duck lease.  Patrick lived every day to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with his friends.  He was also known as the “life of the party”.  Patrick loved playing soccer and played for 13 years.  He acquired a love for tailgating with the “Oiler Army” at Pearland High School.  Patrick would even call his aunt to ask her help for recipes. This love of tailgating and grilling extended to his time at Texas A&M, where he could always be found cooking with his friends. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, Mollie on duck hunts and giving her kolaches as treats after every hunt.  Patrick shared Paw-Paw’s work ethic and his love of life.  He loved the great outdoors and loved to fish and hunt.  Patrick will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him and his spirit will live on in their hearts forever.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Patrick’s honor to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

A visitation for Patrick will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father Charles Borski and Father James Courville officiating.  Interment will take place at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

Tue
4
Nov '14

Keane, Daniel Ray

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Daniel Ray Keane, 73, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Alice Keane.  Dan is survived by his loving wife, of 29 years, Wilma Olan Keane; son, Daniel Olan Keane; brothers, Patrick Keane and wife, Carol, Dennis Keane and wife, Lynn; sister, Sue Anderson and husband, Frank; nephews, David, Michael and Ryan Keane; nieces, Alison Keane, Cassandra Asklund, Amy Shultz; and a host of other family and friends.

Dan was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and uncle. People enjoyed talking to him due to his good sense of humor. He was a very selfless man and had a big generous heart who gladly gave and helped others in need. Dan took great pride in his son, Danny and all of his accomplishments.  Dan was a graduate of the University of Iowa and proudly served his country in the United States Army while stationed in Korea.  He worked as Director of Human Resources in different companies both in U.S. and abroad. He and Wilma met while both were working in Saudi Arabia. Together, they never got tired of traveling and visited many countries around the world.  Dan enjoyed history, art, oriental rugs and challenging his mind with crossword puzzles.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A funeral service for Daniel will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father James Courville officiating.

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Roberts, Earl Anthony

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Earl Anthony Roberts, 78, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents,  Arthor and Lydia Roberts; brothers, Arthor Roberts Jr., Larry  Roberts; sisters, Delores Burleson, Marie Johnson, and Juanita Sanders.  Earl is survived by his loving wife, Geraldine Roberts; sons, Ray Roberts, Mark Roberts and wife, Martha, Andre Roberts and wife, Carolyn, Norman Roberts; brothers, LeRoy Roberts and wife, Maola, Warren Roberts, Francis Roberts and wife, Sharon; sister, Prisilla Perrodin; ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Earl was an excellent provider for his family and a dedicated employee for Pat O’Day and O’Day Hardware for more than 30 years.  He was always available to help customers with their home improvements repairs and everyone knew they could count on his expertise and knowledge.  Earl and Geraldine were members of St. Helen since 1971.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Funeral Service for Earl will be held Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Alvin, Texas 77581.  Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland, Texas.

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Austria, Alfonso Garcia

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Alfonso Garcia Austria, 71, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Conrado and Modesta Austria; and brother, Willie Austria.  He is survived by his loving wife, of 46 years, Grace Austria; daughters, Ana Ayala and husband, Stephen, Sheila Austria and partner, Arlene Claveria, Myra Moes and husband, Sean, and Mary Austria and husband, Fabian Rivera; brothers, Rodolfo Austria and wife, Belen, Rizalino Austria and wife, Marie; sisters, Lourdes Lumpmouth, Nilda Locke and husband, Jack, Helen Sugian and husband, Joel, Susan Padulla and husband, Leo; grandchildren, Victoria Hannah Ayala, Cydney Grace Ayala, Aiden Conner Moes, Bruce James Rivera, Adrian Paul Claveria; and a host of other family and friends.

Alfonso was an excellent provider for his family and worked for the United Nations as a Field Service Officer for 25 years and 2 months.  He loved to travel around the world and visited more than 30 countries.  Alfonso enjoyed being outdoors and especially loved swimming in the sea.  During all of his travels, he was able to experience food from all over the world and was the ultimate foodie.  Alfonso was affectionately known as “Lolo” or “Granddaddy” to his grandchildren and he cherished spending time with them.  He will forever be remembered for his love of music, going to the movies, and telling a good joke.  Alfonso will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Visitation and Rosary for Alfonso will be held Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with the Rosary recited at 6:00 pm by Deacon Dale Almenario at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father James Courville officiating.  Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Sat
1
Nov '14

Klentzman, Robert Ewald

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Robert Ewald Klentzman, 73, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Ewald and Bessie Klentzman.  Robert is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Kathryn Klentzman; son, Walter Klentzman and wife, Michelle, daughter, Elizabeth Klentzman; brother, Doug Klentzman, and wife, Pat; grandchildren, Joshua, Evan and Thomas Klentzman; and a host of other family and friends.

Robert was a graduate of Alvin High School and the University of Houston.  He was an excellent provider for his family and was a pipefitter for Local 211 and a Houston Chronicle Distributor for 26 years.  Robert and Kathryn loved traveling and made trips to Europe, Hawaii and a special trip to Alaska for their 50th anniversary.  He was extremely skilled with his hands and could fix just about anything.  Robert was affectionately known as “Grandpa” to his grandsons and he always looked forward to spending time with them.

He served on the Manvel Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Manvel City Council for many years.  Kathryn was the Librarian for the Manvel Library and Robert was instrumental in helping with layout, setup and designs when the library relocated.  He had a giving nature and spent countless hours helping others with their projects.  Robert and Kathryn even enjoyed volunteering as Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the school the last few years.  He lived life with an open heart and would always be willing to help in any way he could. Robert was dedicated to his community and felt a great sense of pride in being raised in Alvin.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Memorial Service for Robert will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Rev. Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.

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.