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Thu
17
Apr '14

Mosley, Linda Gale

Mosley

Linda Gale Mosley, 67, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 17, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Ernestine Smith Shepherd; husband, Calvin D. Mosley Sr.; son, Calvin D. Mosley Jr; and sister, Carol Diane Walker-Ward.  Linda is survived by her father Jesse Walker; son, Michael Mosley; daughter, April Walker-Williams and her husband, Mikheal; brothers, Ronald and Jimmy Walker; sisters, Barbara McKinney, Ellen Washington, Sheila Davis Walker-Wood, Jeanette Slater; grandchildren, Mikheala Williams, Vashun Henry; step-grandchild,  La’Pasia Hines; special friends, Earnest Wilson and Kimberly Johnson; and a host of other family and friends.

Born in Houston Texas, Linda attended Phillis Wheatley High School and lived all of her life in Houston.  She enjoyed sewing and making all of the dresses for April’s bridesmaids.  Linda enjoyed traveling going on cruises with her family and friends.  She was a lady of strong faith, attended Lakewood Church and always loved singing and praising God.  Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and she was affectionately known to all of her family and friends as “Tiny” and her grandchildren as “Nana”.  Linda will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and funeral service for Linda will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be held from 9:00 until 11:00 am and the funeral service will begin at 11:00 am with Reverend J.D. Walker officiating.  Apostle Julius Glass will deliver the Eulogy and Kevin Price and Duane Pee will provide the Readings.  Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Sat
29
Mar '14

Masera, Helen Viola

Masera

Helen Viola Masera, 91, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence D. Masera; and one sister.  Helen is survived by her sons, Daniel V. Masera and wife, Trina, Stephen M. Masera and wife, Linda, Christopher A. Masera and wife, Jodi; daughter, Angie C. Ryan and husband, Kenneth; sister, Charlotte Swoboda; grandchildren, Christina, Daniel, Camryn, Ford, Josh, Shea, Rachel and Megan; one great grandchild; and a host of other family and friends.

Helen and Clarence met when she and her sister were working with the U.S.O. and Clarence was in the service.  She wrote letters to him until he came back from the war when they married.  Helen loved her family very much and was dedicated to Clarence.  She enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her friends and family.  Helen had a strong Catholic faith and raised her children in the church.  She was so proud of all of her children and their accomplishments.   Affectionately known as “Nana” to her grandchildren, Helen always looked forward to helping the children and grandchildren with their projects.  Her house became the gathering place for the kids and their friends.  Helen will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and funeral mass for Helen will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 9:00 am and the mass will follow at 10:00 am with Father James Courville officiating.  Interment will take place at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas at 12:30 pm.

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Killian, Max Myron

Killian

Max Myron Killian, 74, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Jesse Killian; three brothers and four sisters.  Max is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Maria Killian; sons, Michael Killian and wife, Betty, Oscar Killian and wife, Amy; daughters, Lisa Miller and husband, David, and Angela Abner; grandchildren, Juan, Austin, Jade, Julia, Sterling and Chandler; great grandchildren, McKynlee and Gavin; and a host of other family and friends.

Max was truly a family man that loved and cared for his wife and family.  He was an excellent provider, a self-made man and always put the needs of his family before himself.  Max was a machinist by trade and could make or fix just about anything.  He loved hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoors with his family.  Affectionately known as “Pa Pa” to his grandchildren, Max will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation and rosary for Max will be held on Monday evening, March 31, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with the rosary recited at 6:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral mass will take place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father James Courville officiating.

Sat
15
Mar '14

Berryman, Billy H.

Berryman

Billy H. Berryman, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 15, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt and Josephine Berryman Sr.; his loving wife, Bonnie J. Berryman; brother, LeRoy Berryman; sister, Ruby Jo Renson.  Billy is survived by his daughters, Stephany Felty and husband, Gil, Stacy Smith, Starla Dalmolin and husband, Andy, Stana Gaboury and husband, Tom; brother, Hoyt Berryman Jr.; sister, Sandy Allen; grandchildren, Ashley Simpson and husband, Kris, Amanda Gonzales and husband, Richard, Ryan Morton, Drew Smith and wife, Abbey, Nick Morton, and Alyssa Smith;  step-grandchildren, Thomas Gaboury and wife, Cara, Cassey Raines and husband, Eric, Kandice Dalmolin and husband, Matt, Kristyn Dalmolin and husband, Nik; great grandchildren, Emeline Simpson and Mila Gonzales; step great grandchildren, Piper, Nicholas, Alex, Jake and Ian; beloved family friend, Tom Warley; and a host of other family and friends.

Billy was very strong in his faith and took great joy in being a greeter at Crosspoint Church.  He and Bonnie enjoyed 53 wonderful years of marriage together. Billy’s work took them to live in many parts of the world throughout his career.  Billy started and was active in the Men’s Wednesday Morning Breakfast at Kelly’s.  He loved Nascar, Dallas Cowboy football, old western movies and Friday nights at Emma’s Mexican Café.  Billy was affectionately known as “PaPa” to all of his grandchildren.  He always looked forward to holidays and special occasions when the family could be together.  Billy will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Billy’s honor to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate.  A Memorial Service for Billy will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:00 am at Crosspoint Church, 1134 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581.

Sat
22
Feb '14

Garner, Charles Butler Sr.

Garner

Charles Butler Garner, Sr., 89, had a joyful reunion with his Parents and Sister and many other Loved Ones in Heaven on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Charles (Sonny Boy) was born in Galveston, Texas on September 1, 1924, to Charles W. Garner and Margaret Butler Garner. He lived in Dickinson, Texas from the age of six until college, and he resided in Houston throughout most of his adult life. His father, a pharmacist, owned and operated Garner’s Drug Store in Dickinson, and his Grandfather, Charles Buck Garner, was the first and only medical doctor in Dickinson for many years.

When Charles was about seven years old, his Dad bought him a horse–a mare–and lo and behold, a few months later colt “Bill” was born! Charles and Bill were “best friends” from then until Charles was grown and married–Charles would often ride Bill from morning until dark in the ranch fields and along the bayous of Dickinson, a boy and his horse on their daring adventures.

Charles graduated from Dickinson High School, where he played football and basketball. He attended Texas A&M, and then the University of Texas, before joining the Navy where he served overseas in the Pacific Theater as a Radio Man. Charles was blown off the top of his ship as a result of a suicide bomber attack during World War II. Fortunately for his future family, Charles fully recovered from his injuries, and he received an Honorable Discharge from the Navy in May 1945. He returned to school and graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors Degree in 1947, and with a Masters Degree in Psychology in 1948. Charles’ entrepreneurial spirit led him to ventures in the construction, real estate, and insurance fields, but his true calling was in the field of education where he positively affected the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of students during his 32 years of devoted service as a high school Teacher and Senior Counselor in the Houston Independent School District.

The love of Charles’ life has been his wonderful Wife of 67 years, Marie Witte Garner, also an Educator. Charles and Marie’s love and appreciation for education was passed on to their six children, who all received college degrees, with some also obtaining advanced degrees. Charles was always very proud of his children, his 19 grandchildren, and his 11 great-grandchildren.

The grandchildren cherished their summers at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, particularly enjoying the trips to the beach, learning to play bridge, listening to Grandpa’s stories and singing, and learning from Grandpa’s passion for exercise and staying fit–Charles was a weight-lifter throughout his life and held the weight record for his age group at the Houston YMCA for many years.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Margaret Garner, and by his younger sister, Gloria Weiss and her husband John B. (Jack) Weiss, and by many other cherished family and friends. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Marie Witte Garner; son, Charles B. Garner, Jr.; son, Senior Judge David E. Garner and wife Linda; daughter, Senior Justice Margaret Garner Mirabal and husband Blas; daughter, Katharine Garner Vanya and husband Stephen; son, Nathan P. Garner; daughter, Natalie Garner Sanders and husband Mike; grandchildren Trey Garner and wife Deb, Matthew Garner and wife Alison, Greg Garner, Tricia Garner Parker and husband Marcus, Jason Garner and wife April, Shannon Garner, Daniel Garner and wife Jodi, Danielle Mirabal Plumlee and husband Michael, Michelle Mirabal, Keegan Lucas and wife Kristen, Skylar Lucas, Kolson Lucas, Kylynn Lucas, Sarah Garner Noonan and husband Brendan, Jacob Garner, Meghan Sanders Wolfe and husband Aaron, Ryan Sanders, Connor Sanders, and Caitlin Sanders; and great-grandchildren Noah and Lauren Garner, Nicholas Garner, Bryce and Chase Parker, Jack and Gage Garner, Nolan Garner, James and Oliver Noonan, and Brandon Wolfe.

Charles and his family are deeply grateful to the wonderful, dedicated staff of Memorial Hermann Hospice, and to CNA Rosalind Brown, who provided loving care for Charles during the last weeks of his precious life.   If desired, donations in memory of Charles may be made to St. Helen Catholic Church, or to Memorial Hermann Hospice, 920 Frostwood, Suite 7-400, Houston, Texas 77024.

Visitation for family and friends will take place at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM, with a Rosary at 7:00 PM.  The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas, 77581. Pallbearers will be Charles and Marie’s six children, Charles, David, Margaret, Katharine, Nathan, and Natalie.

Thu
20
Feb '14

Grunden, Richard Lawrence

Grunden Crop

Richard Lawrence Grunden, 62, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Dorothy Grunden; and brother, David Grunden.  Richard is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Debra Grunden; sons, Carl W. Grunden and girlfriend Krista Gold, Cole H. Grunden; daughter, Jill Ann Grunden; brother, Daniel Grunden; grandchildren, Kadence Gold, Lyla Grunden, and Noah Richard-Daniel Grunden; cousins, Barbara and Stan Smith, and Jeff Grunden; and a host of other family and friends.

Richard was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana.  He was a life-long fan of Notre Dame, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears.  Richard was well known for his faith, his love of family and fast Fords.  He was an avid Nascar and NHRA fan that always looked forward to his yearly trips to Daytona.  Richard was always the life of the party and was affectionately known to his grandchildren as “Grandpa” or “Master Blaster.”  He will forever be remembered for his larger than life personality and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Richard will be held on Sunday, February 23, 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 Monday, February 24 at 11:00 am at Crosspoint Church, 1134 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor Dean Cross officiating.

Wed
19
Feb '14

Ramirez, Oralia Lopez

Ramirez

Oralia Lopez Ramirez, 63, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her father, Bonifacio Lopez.  Oralia is survived by her mother, Rosenda Lopez; her loving husband of 40 years, Joe Ramirez; son, Joe Ramirez, Jr. and wife, Annette; daughter, Amy Ramirez Evans and husband, David; brothers, Benjamin Lopez and wife, Nadine, Bernardo Lopez and wife, Clara, Bonifacio Lopez Jr. and wife, Estella, Issac Lopez and wife, Martha; sisters, Febe Mendiola and husband, Ellis, Linda Lewis and husband, Mike, Connie Arevalo and husband, Joaquin; grandchildren, Alyssa Ramirez, JoeAnthony Ramirez, Andrea J. Ramirez, David Evans Jr., John M. Evans, Alexandra J. Ramirez, J. Luke Ramirez; and a host of other family and friends.

Oralia was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother that cherished spending time with her family.  She enjoyed doing puzzles, gardening, playing with her grandchildren and cooking for her family and friends, especially her famous potato salad.  Oralia always looked forward to the simple things of sitting with her grandchildren, putting them to bed or simply just watching television with her children.  She had a servant’s heart and found peace in sacrificing and doing for her family and friends.  Oralia was strong in her faith and was an avid reader of her Bible.  She was affectionately known as “Nana O’ and “Grandma Ya Ya” to her grandchildren who she loved shopping for and getting their Christmas and Easter outfits.  Oralia will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation for Oralia will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will take place, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at Calvary Church, 222 Avenue E., Alvin, TX 77511 with Rev. Joel Cavazos officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Sun
5
Jan '14

MacKenna, Erik Justin

MacKenna

Erik Justin MacKenna, 40, beloved son, father, brother and uncle, passed away tragically on Sunday, January 5, 2014 while on vacation in Honduras.  Erik was born on September 19, 1973 in Bellaire, Texas. He recently celebrated his 20th anniversary working for High Tech Finishing as their Assistant Plant Manager in Houston, Texas. Erik was an extraordinary individual, and tirelessly devoted himself to hard work, career, family and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters, shopping, watching movies, listening to music and going to the gym. He had a passion for politics and the conservative ideals of Ron Paul. He was known for selflessly offering help to so many around him. Erik’s quick wit and sense of humor, along with his caring and gracious spirit was felt by everyone. His kindness and loyalty to those around him will be missed dearly. He is preceded in death by his father, Gregory MacKenna, his grandparents, Dollie and Joseph Roderick, and his beloved cousin, Dollie Anne Fain.  Erik is survived by his mother, Marcy, and stepfather, David Weaver; daughters, Elanore Justine MacKenna and Malia Gail MacKenna; mother of daughters, Jennifer MacKenna; sisters, Katherine Allen and her husband, Dennis, Meghan Jones and her husband, Colin; nephews and niece, Connor Jones, Dylan Allen, Donovan Allen, Madison Jones, and Callum Jones; his girlfriend, Dulce Umana, and a host of other family and friends. Erik was a cherished son and brother, beloved father and uncle, and a kindhearted friend. He will be greatly missed by all and never forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Erik’s honor to the Incarnate Word academy, MacKenna Scholarship Fund, 609 Crawford, Houston, Texas 77002.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581.  A Funeral Mass for Erik will follow, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Father James Courville officiating. Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Sun
24
Nov '13

Wagner, Karen Marie

Wagner

Karen Marie Wagner, 56, of Pearland, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 24, 2013.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Bonnie Baker.  Karen is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Robert Wagner; son, Brian Christopher Wagner; brothers, Ricky Baker and wife, Martha, Frank Baker and wife, Lynn; and a host of other family and friends.

Karen was very active in the Boy Scout program in Bay Area Council.  She served as Den Mother, Troop Leader and Commissioner for many years as she proudly watched Brian work towards earning his Eagle Scout rank.  Karen had a strong work ethic and was always helping those in need in her family and at her work with Bellaire Hospital where she served as Lab director for many years.  She always looked forward to dessert and will forever be remembered for her bargain shopping where she could always find a deal.  Karen will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A Visitation and Rosary for Karen will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 pm with a Rosary recited at 6:00 pm.  The funeral mass will take place on Wednesday, November 27 at 1:30 pm at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father Jim Courville officiating.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Resurrection Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Mon
28
Oct '13

Bradley, Kenneth Anthony Jr.

Ken Easel

Kenneth Anthony Bradley Jr., 56 of Houston, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013.  He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Lorraine Bradley Sr.; his loving wife of 28 years, Susan Bradley; sons, Calvin Weems, Kenneth Bradley III and wife, Gina, Ryan Bradley; daughter, Samantha Nicole Bradley; brothers, Greg Bradley and wife, Teena, Mark Bradley and wife, Lynn; sisters, Cindy Helm and husband, Darin, Melanie Spangenberg and husband, Pete; and many loving nieces, nephews, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.

Ken was born in New Orleans, LA in 1957 and graduated from LSU in 1980.    He was an avid sports fan and staunch supporter of LSU Tiger and New Orleans Saints football and never passed up an opportunity to tailgate.  He was a very generous man that was always available to help friends and family in need.  Kenneth loved his family dearly and cherished spending time with them, whether it was watching movies, going to the zoo or museums. He enjoyed the family vacations to Disney Land and London, as they were always full of fun and adventure. Kenneth always looked forward to holidays, birthdays and special occasions as they were chances for friends and family to be together.  He’ll forever be remembered for his larger than life personality and his caring and helpful nature.  Kenneth will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Memorial Mass for Kenneth will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:00 am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3617 Milam Street, Houston, Texas 77002 with Father Ian Bordenave officiating.

Sun
20
Oct '13

Walcik, Lou Ann

Lou Ann Walcik passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Lou was born October 16, 1952 in Houston, Texas to Chester and Ginger Mills. Lou lived in the Houston area throughout her life.  She welcomed her two children Patrick and Lauren into the world in Angelton Texas, with her former husband Larry Moody.  In 1985, Lou married Bob Walcik where she was blessed with two step daughters Kelley and Allison. She worked for many years as a Deputy County Clerk for Harris County.  Lou was a wonderful woman who was a friend to many and was loved by everyone whom she met. She was a wonderful mother that was always ready with a snack and a smile. Lou’s humor and kindness were what people admired the most. Lou will be greatly missed by her family and friends but will never be forgotten.
Lou was preceded in death by her parents and by her beloved dachshunds Paige and Kelsey.

Lou is survived by her husband, Bob Walcik, and brother Brad Mills of San Antonio, son and daughter-in-law Patrick and Nicole Moody of Alvin; her daughter and son-in-law Lauren and Dustin Gersch of Pflugerville; Kelley and Kevin Harwerth of Houston; Allison and Bryan Alexander of Sweeney; and grandsons Cooper, Hayden and Ethan.

Lou requested that we celebrate her life by helping find a cure for Multiple Systems Atrophy.  In lieu of flowers, Lou has requested that contributions be made to: Cure PSP, 30 East Padonia Rd,

Suite 201, Timonium, Maryland, 21093 or online at www.curepsp.org.

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Clarke, Marie Dorothy

Marie Dorothy Clarke, 94, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Victoria Kornacki; her 9 siblings; her beloved husband of 45 years, Jesse Clarke; her sons, Phillip and Richard (late Connie) Clarke; her daughters, Betty Jean (late John) Schultz, Virginia (Jim) Betts, and Rose Mary Harbour (Betty Pruitt); and granddaughter, Susan Clarke.  Marie is survived by her loving son, David (Joy) Clarke; and daughters, Bonnie Clarke (Raphael Peter) and Deborah (Gerard) del Junco; grandchildren Stewart (Mary Margaret) and Stephen (late Renee) Clarke; Mark, Greg, and Cliff Konicki and Laura Turner; Kevin (Camille) and Eric Greeley, Sheryl Crutchfield; Matt (Sandy) Clarke and Syndi Robbins; Vicki (Bill) Goy and Bradley Harbour; Brent (Ryonen) and Bridget Donaldson (Ryan McDonald); Drew and Holly del Junco; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and their extended families.

Marie graduated from Pulaski High School, Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1937.  After completing business school, she managed a children’s home and served two years during World War II as a Lieutenant Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps where she met her husband.  Marie’s hobbies included volunteering, league bowling and knitting.  When not visiting family, she enjoyed retirement with her husband aboard the Clarke Ark and on the tennis courts.  Marie was a devoted member of Catholic Churches in Hinsdale, IL, Marco Island and Naples, FL and served on the Board of Directors of several church and hospital charities.  Since 1994, Marie was a resident of Country Place and a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Pearland, TX.  Marie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with a Rosary recited at 6:00 pm at Clayton Funeral home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday October 24, 2013 at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Rd., Pearland, Texas 77581.  Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Garden of Gethsemane.