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Wed
27
Aug '14

Jarvis, Herbert Lemuel

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

Montgomery

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

Crenek

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

Witt

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

Pardo

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

Keith

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.

Thu
24
Apr '14

Castro, Gloria Jean

Castro

On April 24, 2014, God’s angels took home one of their own.  Gloria Jean Castro, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed peacefully from this life at her home in Pearland, Texas.  Born March 29, 1952, Gloria grew up in Houston, attended Milby Senior High, and went on to attend the University of Texas and the University of Houston, earning both a B.A. and M.B.A.  Her careers included business, government service, and education, and she retired in 2013 after almost twenty years as a member of the Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, where she made many friends and touched many lives.  Gloria enjoyed painting, photography, and travel, never failing to see and appreciate the beauty she found in the world around her.  She was kind, generous, patient, and giving, had many friends and never met a stranger.  She was also courageous, determined and strong.  Above all, she was a loving daughter and companion to her mother, a ‘second mother’ to her siblings and nephews, and a bulwark of our family.  Her lovely smile, her easy laugh, and her gentle nature will be sorely missed and long remembered.

Gloria is preceded in death by her father, Leonel B. Castro, and survived by her mother Alice G. Castro, sister Anna Nys and brother-in-law Pierre Nys, sister Dr. Melinda Jean Castro and fiancé Dr. Andrzej Janecki, brother Lionel J. Castro, nephews Laurance Nys and Christopher Castro, loving aunt Jessie Castro, companion and friend Craig Keppler, and many others who knew and loved her.

A Rosary and Funeral Mass for Gloria will take place on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, TX 77581 with Father James Courville officiating.  The Rosary will begin at 9:45 am and the Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 am.  Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

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.