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Tue
21
Oct '14

Noe, Mary Clementine

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Mary Clementine “Mary Clem” Noe, 86, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ruby Davidson; and husband, Frank Noe Jr.  Mary Clem is survived by sons, Frank Noe and wife, Cindy, Mike Noe and wife, Suzan, John and David Noe; daughters, Carol Ann DeWeese, Wendy Trevino and husband, Ray; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one on the way; and a host of other family and friends.

A visitation for Mary Clem will be held on Thursday, October 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 Friday, October, 24, 2014 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Larry Phillips officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Thu
16
Oct '14

Garcia (Spears), Constance “Connie” Louise

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Constance “Connie” Louise Garcia (Spears), 62, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Blackie and Jackie Montross.  Connie is survived by her loving husband, Oscar Garcia; sons, Jon Spears and wife, Shana, Thomas Marks and wife, Christie; step-sons, Joe Martinez and Steve Garcia; brother, Kenneth Montross and wife, Marbeth; sister, Yvonne Myers; grandchildren, Adam Spears, Zachary Spears, Isaiah Garcia; and a host of other family and friends.

Connie was strong in her faith and dedicated to her church, her family and her work.  She loved music and took great joy in singing at her church.  Connie and Oscar met at New Harvest Church fourteen years ago and enjoyed their church family.  She was a wonderful baker and especially enjoyed making cakes and pies.  Connie was a talented poet that wrote many poems throughout her life.  She was an avid dog-lover and loved her dogs, Penny, Bibis, and Red dearly.  Connie was a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother that cherished spending time with her family.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and funeral service for Connie will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 10:00 am and the service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Sun
12
Oct '14

DeGarcia, Irene Bazan

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Irene Bazan DeGarcia, 94, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Francisco and Marcela Bazan; her loving husband of 46 years, Leonel Garcia; four brothers and six sisters.  Irene is survived by sons, Leonel Garcia and wife, Virginia, Jose Francisco Garcia and wife, Estela, Rene Garcia, Jose Antonio Garcia; daughters, Olinda Montes and husband, Juan, Irene Dela Puente and husband, Alberto; sister, Rita Villarreal; eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

A visitation and funeral service for Irene will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Homes, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 9:00 am the service will follow at 11:00 am with Deacon Gustavo Camacho officiating.

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Ina, Kevin James

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Kevin James Ina, 53, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Earlene Ina.  Kevin is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Diana Ina; son, Cedrick Handy; daughters, Tasha Handy, LaTonya Malinconico and husband, Robert, Ashley Ina; sisters, Karen and Kimberly Ina; father and mother-in law, Robert and Lula Handy; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Isabella, Hunter, Tzipporah, Asher, and Bauruch; step-grandchildren, Adrian and Noah; and a host of other family and friends.

Kevin was a compassionate and loving, husband, father and grandfather.  He was a very quiet and private person who cherished spending time with his family.  Kevin was an excellent provider for his family and worked hard for many years as a Quality Control Technician. He loved all kinds of music, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren, and was affectionately known and “Grandpa” and “Pawpaw” to all of them.  Kevin was a man of amazing faith in God and knew that in heaven he would be made whole again without any illness.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation for Kevin will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 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 Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church Pearland, 3005 Pearland Parkway, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Pastor John Godby officiating.  Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Fri
3
Oct '14

Raska, Bettie Louise Oglesby

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Bettie Louise Oglesby Raska, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to so many was called to her eternal home on October 3, 2014. Born on August 4, 1927 in Edna, Texas, she was the beloved daughter of Lillie T. Malone Oglesby and James Baker Oglesby, Sr. Bettie (Sissy) is survived by her brother, James (Bud) Oglesby, Jr. She was preceded in death and is now reunited with her loving husband of 65 years, Emil J. Raska.

As a young girl, she lived in Edna, Texas and Corpus Christi, Texas before moving to Houston in the early 40’s. She worked as a telephone operator during WWII and Weingarten’s grocery store. She and Emil met on January 15, 1946 at a dance doing the “Paul Jones” and they were married on March 9, 1946 at Fulbright Memorial Methodist Church in Houston. They remained in the Houston area where they raised three sons and a daughter.

Bettie remained home taking care of her family for many years and became very involved with the United Methodist Women, UMYF, teaching children’s Sunday school and vacation bible school at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. When her children started school she was an active volunteer, room mom and PTA President. She also enjoyed serving as a Girl Scout Leader for many years. Bettie loved being involved with her children and when the last one graduated, she decided she would like to go back to work, so she went to work at Lang’s Pharmacy for a few years until Emil officially retired.

In retirement Bettie and Emil enjoyed going camping at Ink’s Lake in their travel trailer, traveling with their children, going out to eat and shopping.

She was a strong, determined, smart, caring woman who loved spending time with family and friends. Talking to people was a joy to her and she would talk to everyone. Playing dominoes, “42” and “Mexican Train” with Dot, Alfonse, Bennie, Peewee and the rest of the gang was something she always looked forward to.

She and Emil joined First UMC Pearland and became active members of the Searchlight Class, served on several committees and for many years Bettie worked as a volunteer receptionist in the church office. Bettie truly enjoyed the years she served as class president for the Searchlight Class and always looked forward to the class parties and getting to know everyone. She also enjoyed coming to Primetimers when she could.

Bettie is survived by her sons, Jim and wife Katrina, Gary and wife Barbara, Ricky and wife Tina and her daughter Robin Roehr and husband Bill. She was blessed with eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, Stephanie Raska Cooper and husband Raymond, Stephan Raska and wife Elizabeth, Christopher Raska and wife Nikki, Lily Raska Cochran and husband Scott, Ricky Raska Jr. and wife Elizabeth, Jennifer Raska, Zachary Roehr and Lauren Roehr, Audrey Cooper, Grant Raska, Ella Raska, Connor Raska, Peyton Raska, Scotty Cochran, Victoria Cochran and Madeline Raska.

Bettie would always tell us God Bless You, Love You and Thank You for everything. Well, we are all happy that God blessed us with her loving spirit and we all loved her dearly and we are so thankful for everything she did for us. We will miss her so very much.

A visitation for Bettie will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 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 Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Church, 2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581 with Rev. Dr. Keith Whitaker and Rev. Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

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.  

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Walters, Dennis James

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Dennis James Walters passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014.  His parents, James Walters and Dorothy Herman, precede him in death.  Dennis passed away peacefully with his loving wife of 43 years, Vicki Zeitler Walters, by his side at Houston Hospice.  He is survived by his children: Suzanne Kathleen Organ and husband Scott Organ, Steven James Walters, Staci Michelle Walters and husband Jeffery Eisenmann, and Scotty Lee Walters; niece: Amberly Day and husband Brandon Mobley; sister: Joyce Heckadon; brother: Lyle Herman and wife Vickie; grandchildren:  Haley and Nathan Wright, Cole and Carlee Organ, Evalina Eisenmann, and Bella Mobley.

Dennis James Walters was a caring person who gave unconditional love to anyone and everyone. His humor brought constant life and laughter to his family and friends and complimented his fun-loving disposition. He was always accepting, never mad, and giving of his time, self, and money to those around him. He was a cherished husband and father who supported his family as a Chief Engineer for the Merchant Marines.  Retiring after 26 years of dedicated service, he had travelled the world and collected more than his fair share of adventures. Dennis was an accomplished woodworker, leaving behind a collection of award-winning violins. His courageous battle with brain cancer lasted more than 23 years and Dennis is remembered in a positive light as a constant source of inspiration, touching every person he met.  Affectionately known as “PePaw”, Dennis enjoyed spending the days of his retirement with his children and grandchildren.  We remember Dennis as able to repair anything, caring for the family business Brookside Storage, golfing, as a puzzle enthusiast, and offering help to anyone in need.  Some of his most memorable accomplishments include carving his violins with carefully chosen pieces of broken glass bottles and outsmarting ant rafts in his flooded front yard.  Dennis was known as a cat person, caring for “Mama Cat” and her 32 offspring.  Dennis enjoyed his lawn mowers and was known for spending cool mornings mowing the yard and a daily ride to the mailbox.  He was a well-respected mentor by the example of his life, through his strong faith and love of the Lord.  His generosity is well known among his co-workers, friends, and family.  His life overflowed with love and joy and his smile will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation and memorial service for Dennis will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 pm and the service will follow at 6:00 pm with Pastor Jon Taylor officiating.

Tue
30
Sep '14

Reep, Margaret Marie Atkins

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Margaret Marie Atkins Reep, a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, went peacefully to be with her Lord on Sept. 30, 2014, in DeSoto, Texas. She was 89.

She was born Margaret Marie Atkins to Victor Ray Atkins and Alice Modena Atkins on April 25, 1925, in Green Hill, Texas. She married the late Noel G. Harbour and raised three children; Shelby Ray Harbour, Barbara Ann Harbour McClary and Jerry Wayne Harbour, in Mount Pleasant, Texas. In 1959, Margaret and her children moved to Houston, Texas, where she later married Robert Reep.

In addition to being a strong and professing Christian, Margaret was a loving and caring mother who also worked outside the home throughout her life. She retired from Southwestern Bell in 1985 after 35 years of dedicated service. Margaret was a proud member of the Communications Workers of America, Local 6222. A longtime Houston resident, she had recently relocated to Hutchins, Texas, to live with her daughter and son-in-law Obie McClary.

Margaret is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, son Jerry, grandsons Michael Ray Harbour and Shad Lee Smith, granddaughter Laura Harbour Meeker, a nephew, a niece, eight great-grandsons and great-granddaughters, and brother Bennie Ray Atkins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Shelby, and daughters-in-law Rachel Harbour and Mary Harbour.

Visitation and services will be at Clayton Funeral Home in Pearland, Texas, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The visitation will begin at 9:00 am and the funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Walter Swain officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Houston.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.

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.

Sun
21
Sep '14

Medina, Lenora

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Lenora Medina, 79, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Santiago and Maria Gutirrez; and husband, John Medina.  Lenora is survived by her sons, Vincent Medina and wife, Lupe, John Medina, Joe Medina, and Rene Benavidez; daughters, Barbara Fernandez and husband, Pedro, Martha Delarosa and husband, Vincent; brothers, Joe Gutirrez and wife, Lupita, Tommy Gutirrez and wife, Louise; twenty-three grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Lenora was devoted to her family and loved being around everyone, especially the grandchildren.  She enjoyed good health for most of her life and stayed active caring for her children and cooking for all of her family.  Lenora truly had a green thumb and grew the most beautiful roses in her garden.  She was very strong in her faith and enjoyed watching the Christian TV channels.  Her faith and her family were very important to her.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and funeral service for Lenora will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will be held from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm and the funeral service will follow beginning at 12:00 pm with Deacon Ronald Bass officiating.

Tue
16
Sep '14

Curry, Parris Fawndean “Dean”

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Parris Fawndean “Dean” Curry, born February 26, 1921, peacefully passed away at home on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  He was born and raised in Rotan, Texas.  He is preceded in death by his parents William Polk Curry, Kitty Smith Curry and Dollie Smith Curry; wife, Mildred Wilson Curry; brother, William P. Curry, Jr.; and sister, Kathleen C. Reinhart.  Dean is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marion W. Curry.  His children, Michael Curry and wife, Gail;  Nancy Curry Todd and husband, Sam; Patrick Curry and wife, Linda; Mark Curry and wife, Tina; Melissa Curry Merrill and husband, Brady; and Mary S. Curry.  His sisters, Lois C. Rushing; Mattie Lou (Pat) Weckerly and husband, Norman; Sue C. Vaughan and husband, Frank.  His nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Dean was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his sixth great-grandchild later this year.  He was honored to be called Uncle Dean by numerous nieces and nephews.

Dean was a proud member of the “Greatest Generation” serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, aboard the USS Joyce DE (Destroyer Escort).  During Dean’s service from 1942-1945, he made 28 TransAtlantic trips on the USS Joyce.  When he returned to Texas after the war, he settled in Houston and finished his degree at the University of Houston in 1948.  He enjoyed a long and distinguished career with Houston Lighting & Power, retiring after 39 years of service.

Dean was strong in his faith and an active member of First United Methodist Church Pearland.  He was an adventurer at heart and enjoyed life to the fullest.  Dean was affectionately known as “Grandad” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved being active in their lives.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.  Dean was blessed with a long life fully lived.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dean’s honor to First United Methodist Church Pearland, specifically to the Men In Action Organization or to the charity of your choice.  A visitation for Dean will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. A graveside service with military honors will take place on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:30 am at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, Texas 77038.  Following the graveside service a Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581, with Rev. Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.

Sun
14
Sep '14

Hile, Katherine “Katie” Renae

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Katherine “Katie” Renae Hile, 19, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014.  She is survived by her Parents, Thomas and Jennifer Hile; Brother, Zachary Hile; Grandmothers, Wilma Wesley and Dorothy Hile; longtime boyfriend, Eric Vasquez; beloved cats, Sapphire, Pipsqueak and Snickers; and a host of other family and friends.

Katie was a 2013 cum laude graduate of Pearland High School.  She loved to sing in the choir, active in the ROTC program and served on the Color Guard.  Katie was currently a sophomore at the University of Houston where she was studying Biology before planning to transfer to Texas A&M to finish her degree to become a Veterinarian. Katie loved animals, conservationism and was an avid reader which helped her to excel throughout school.  She loved her family very much and cherished the family gatherings.  Katie will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation and funeral service for Katie will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The visitation will begin at 10:00 am and the funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.