George Efren Wolf, 82, of Pasadena, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Kindred Hospital in Webster Texas following a brief illness. He leaves his son, George Wolf Jr. and wife Donna Perry, his son David Wolf and wife Patricia Wolf; his daughter Valerie Lewis, and daughter Reena Sthrohline and husband James Sthrohline; his grandchildren, Joshua Wolf, Tiffany Wolf, Sabrina Lewis, Heather Lewis, and Hannah Wolf; his brother Robert Curlee wife Kathleen Curlee; his sister Olive Blum; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
George Wolf was born October 1, 1935 and raised in Byers, Texas, he was the son of Dewey Wolf and Nellie Glenny, and was a lifelong resident of Pasadena, Texas. He served in the Marines and the Army, and also fought in Korea in the 50's at Heart Break Ridge. In the late 50's he moved to Big Springs, Texas. After the war, he married my mother Martha Head. They moved to Houston and shortly after to Pasadena, Texas in 1970. Dad was a longshoreman for over forty years at the Houston Ship Channel until his retirement. He also had a fishing lure business that started in the 70's and was a member of the Houston Bass club. My dad loved the outdoors and fishing which was the beginning of the collecting for dad. After shelves of fishing trophies it was just natural for him to start a new collection. As a family we would go to Galveston and camp at the San Luis Pass. At night dad would gig for flounder and at day would fish for Specks. He would take breaks to walk down the beach with mom and us kids. We started picking up sand dollars and sea shells, but one day he ran into a lady that was walking the beach picking up sea shells (Natalie Howard, us kids would call her the "Shell Lady") and fossil shark teeth. She had a little shell shop in Seabrook, Texas; we would stop by and see what she had, and eventually my dad joined the Galveston Shell Club. We would attend meetings once a month, but through the club we found out about other places to find shells, and fossils. We took many trips to Florida out to the Keys were we would collect little shark teeth washing up on the beach. After a time he joined the Clear lake Gem and Mineral Club. He was a member of the Paleontological section of the Houston Gem and Mineral Society where we shared so many good memories. Growing up we would spend almost every weekend camping at Lake Sommerville, Lake Conroe, Lake Livingston, Lake Georgetown and many more. We collected arrowheads and fossils together. Today, my father has a beautiful collection that he has shared with many such as local schools, libraries, and Gem and mineral shows. Dad was a member of the Texas Archeological Society for 35 years. Dad never met a stranger and was always willing to share his vast knowledge whether in paleontology, archeology or just Seabeans washing up on the beach.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jay Hilton officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2:15 P.M. at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
Condolences may be sent to the Wolf family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Steven Brent Castleberry, 50, a United States Army Veteran of Friendswood, TX died on Veteran’s Day Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was born January 31, 1967 to James Riley and Lucille Green Castleberry in
Steven’s love for his country was exceeded only by his love for his family. He married his wife, Missy, on July 23, 2004, making their home in
He was a very devoted family man doing everything he could for the best and benefit of them. He was a loving husband and father and fierce protector of his family. He was a very proud veteran. While serving his country, his strive for greatness earned him numerous medals. He continued to excel in the workforce, earning awards at various places of employment. In October, 2017, Steven was named MVP of the Year by his employer,
Steven loved staying current in politics, news, current events, and talk radio. He was a proud conservative, constitutionalist, and a staunch supporter of Second Amendment rights. He was known for his humor, quick wit, and his tender and gentle soul.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel,
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at
Pallbearers will include, Alan Sharp, Gregg Shea, David McDaniel, Richard Martinez, Steve Martinez, Arthur Arrambide, Franklin Ivy and Matt Ivy.
Condolences may be sent to the Castleberry family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Barbara Earlene Booth Netherland, 86, of Pearland, TX passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. She was born May 18, 1931 to William T. Booth and Hazel Arant Booth in Monroe, LA. Barbara grew up in Monroe, LA. She was a member of Shadycrest Baptist Church and was a school teacher for 32 years. Barbara loved God, family, church, mysteries, reading books, collecting bears and teacups, her students, and talking!
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Billy Netherland; sons, Wayne Netherland and his wife Tammy of Pearland, TX and Lee Netherland and his wife Melissa of Tulsa, OK; brother, Kenneth Booth of Yuma, ZA; granddaughter’s, Sheressa Netherland, Lindsey and her husband Tyler McKinney, Sara and her husband Marvin Wingfield, Samantha and her husband Clay Stokes, and Tabatha and her husband Christian Miller; grandson’s, Keith Netherland and Jake and his wife Bonnie Netherland; great-grandchildren, Austin, Cameron, Cooper, Conrad, Case, Elizabeth, and Oliver.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tyler McKinney officiating. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Crowville Masonic Cemetery in Crowville, LA.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Barbara’s memory to the Shadycrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 3017 Yost Blvd., Pearland, TX 77581.
Condolences may be sent to the Netherland family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Don Earl Tapper, 79, United States Army Ret., died on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017 after a hard fought battle with a lengthy illness.
Don’s love for his country was exceeded only by his love for his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Heidi; daughter and son in law Lisa and Mark Phelan; son Michael Tapper; son Mark Tapper; daughter Robin Applegate; grandchildren Monica Stokes, Allania Tapper, Torrey Tapper, Chad Tapper, Troy Tapper, Heidi Applegate; great grandchildren Brooklyn, Harper and Kennedy Stokes, Scarlett Lathrop, Kaci and Kinsley Tapper; former daughter in law Connie Tapper; former son in law David Applegate; and brothers Harry and Billy Tapper, and his faithful dog Rocky. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Charlotte Tapper, and sister Diane Dean.
Don was born May 22, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan. A Vietnam Veteran, he proudly served, with distinction, in the United States Army for 21 years. After retiring from the Army in 1976, he worked in the maritime industry as a boat captain until 2012. He was an active member of VFW and the American Legion Post 490.
A private interment will be held for family and close friends at 9:15 A.M. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Houston National Cemetery, with Pastor Frank Possert officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the Tapper family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
William “Bill” Loudon Himes, Jr., 94, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away Nov. 9, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born on Dec. 5, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to William L. and Elizabeth Zercher Himes. He served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart and meritorious award with 3 star cluster. He was married to Mary Lou (Belt) and had 2 daughters. He enjoyed traveling around the world in his capacity as instructor for TWA and Saudia Airlines. He took his wife along whenever he could. He lived in Pennsylvania and Kansas before moving to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After returning to Kansas upon his retirement from TWA, he devoted his time to helping others through his involvement with Rotary, 4H, Optimist, Prairie Village Public Television, Baptist Hospital Board, other civic organizations, and as a deacon at Village Church. At Christmas, he was specially chosen by Santa to represent him by walking through the streets, greeting children, and sending their wishes back to the North Pole.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Himes and his parents.
He is survived by his two daughters, Susan Grace and husband, Bill, of Friendswood, TX, and Barbara Wood and husband, Charles, of Tempe, AZ.; 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Alvin Lutheran Church, 1800 FM 1462, Alvin, TX 77511. Interment will be held at a later date at Houston National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alvin Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the Himes family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Martha Naomi Woodrum Davison, 82, of Houston, passed away on October 31, 2017. Martha was born on October 3, 1935 in Georgetown, Kentucky to parents Chester Oscar and Pearl Ann (Wheeler) Woodrum.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.
Condolences may be sent to the Davison family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Ralph “Leslie” Ogden left this world on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 76 years of age and 56 years of marriage. He was born September 20, 1941 to Ralph W. Ogden and Naomi Gullett Ogden in Piedmont, OK.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; a younger brother and his wife; two daughters; two sons-in-law; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
His family and friends will have a private ceremony in his honor.
Charles Thomas Stubbs, Jr, 69, of Pearland, passed away on November 8, 2017. Charlie was born on May 10, 1948 in Cameron, Texas and was an only child to Charles T. Stubbs and Mary Beth Cloud. He spent his younger years in Gause and Bryan, Texas graduating from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan. He also attended DeKalb College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Over his wide and varied career he held many positions-including Deputy Sherriff for Harris County Sheriff Department, Civil Inspector for Harris County and the City of Bryan, Texas before returning to Pearland, Texas where he worked for the City of Pearland for 17 years before retiring in May of 2011.
He accomplished many things in his life; but other than being a Father and Grandfather, he was proudest of achieving Master Mason in the Anson Jones Lodge #1416 in Friendswood, Texas in June of 2015. His interests and hobbies included Scuba instructor, Barber, BBQ King, Bowling, Fishing, Hunting, Football, Baseball, Dancing and having a good time with friends and family. He was a great Dad to his daughters and loved his grandkids very much.
He is survived by his wife Shannon Stubbs, his daughters Courtney Barajas (Erik) and Tiffany Hazlewood (Mike), grandchildren, Gavin Barajas, Kole Barajas, Ava Hazlewood, and Baby Hazlewood (who is due to be born any day) and his niece Audrie McCourry.
He was a beloved friend to a host of extended-family, neighbors and friends that loved him and will miss him dearly.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 North Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546, 281-992-7200.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Charlie’s name to JJ Watt Foundation at http://jjwfoundation.org.
Condolences may be sent to the Stubbs family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Glenna Opal Elliott Anderson, 80, of Alvin, went to be with her Lord on November 5, 2017. Opal, as she was known to all, was born on January 25, 1937 in Palacios, Texas to parents Leonard Monroe and Lesta Mildred (Dorris) Elliott. She attended Grace Episcopal Church in Alvin and was a proud member of the Alter Guild and Vestry, Library League, Meals on Wheels, Gulf Coast Quilting Guild and Lakeview Quilting Guild. Opal loved spending time with her family and created many special memories that will be treasured by all that knew her.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Anderson; parents, Leonard and Lesta Elliott; and grandson, Patrick Wayne Anderson.
She is survived by her sons, Gilbert Anderson and wife Heather, Kenneth Anderson and wife Tammy, and David Anderson, all of Alvin; brother, Leonard Elliott and wife Shirley of Houston; grandson, Kaleb K. Anderson and wife Elizabeth; great grandchildren, Michael C. Anderson, Korilynn Isabella Anderson and Alice Rose Anderson; many family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Grace Episcopal Church, 200 W. Lang St., Alvin, TX 77511.
Condolences may be sent to the Anderson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Betty Bayne Eignus Totten, RN, MA, LPC, LMFT, went home to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, November 2, 2017, just shy of her 83rd birthday. She was born in Houston, Texas, on November 7, 1934, and grew up in the Friendswood community. She was an active member of the Friendswood Friends Church and voted “Class Favorite” by her graduating class at Friendswood High School.
Betty lived her life dedicated to the service of others. She began her career as a labor and delivery nurse at Southeast Memorial Hospital. Following that, she was a HOSA (Health Occupations) teacher for Pasadena High School. She gave so much emotional support to her students and their families during her 10 years at PHS, she decided to become a licensed family therapist, opening her own practice, the Totten Family Center, in 1990. For more than 25 years, she helped hundreds of individuals, couples and families throughout Southeast Texas.
Her greatest joys in life were faith and family. She was an active member of several churches throughout her life, including Minnetex Community Church and Garden Villas United Methodist Church, serving as church organist, Sunday School teacher and Bible study leader, among many other roles. In her free time, she loved gardening, cuddling with her dog, Molly, and being near the ocean any chance she could get!
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Harry L. and Margaret O. Bayne, and her brother, Harry L. Bayne, Jr. She is survived by her children, Michael Eignus of Houston, Lorrie Eignus of Houston, Kenny Eignus and wife Diana of LaPorte, and Joan Evans of Spring; and her grandchildren, Jennifer Eignus of Houston and Will Evans of Spring.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at Living Stones Church, 1407 Victory Lane, Alvin, Texas. Reception following.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Blessing, Texas.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Juva Reckel (Okamoto) Hernandez, 45, went to be with our Lord November 4, 2017. Juva was born on February 29, 1972 in Jackson, Michigan to parents Ronald and Yvette (Holm) Okamoto.
Alex and Juva were married on June 25, 1999 and lived in San Diego, California with their son Nicholas D.R. Okamoto. Completing their small family, their beautiful daughter Alva was born on June 19, 2000. During their time in San Diego, Juva ran an in-home day care. She loved taking care of children. Alex and Juva moved to Hawaii in 2003 where she continued her in-home day care. When they got out of the service they moved to San Antonio, Texas in 2006 where Juva became a dental assistant. Alex and Juva moved to League City, Texas in 2010 where for a bit Juva continued to work as a dental assistant until medical issues made her decide to be a stay at home mom to their loving daughter. During the last several years Juva had a passion for crafting and started a small crafting business. Genuinely warm hearted, Juva placed others before herself giving selflessly her craft of warmth and joy. She never lost her faith in the Lord and brought her husband back to God. She was an amazing woman.
Juva was preceded in death by her father Ronald Okamoto and mother Yvette ann Okamoto.
She is survived by her husband, Alejandro Hernandez; son, Nicholas D. R. Okamoto; daughter, Alva Mya Hernandez; granddaughter, Zoe Julliana Okamoto, and grandson, Nicholas D.R. Okamoto Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200, with Pastor Ron Hindt officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Scott Bray was born on March 29, 1960 to Stanley and Paula Bray in Pasadena, Texas. He attended elementary school in Crowley, Louisiana and finished high school at J. Frank Dobie in 1978. At his five-year reunion, he connected with his future wife, Susie Chmielowiec. They married on April 20, 1985 and moved to Cypress, Texas. They welcomed a baby boy, Wesley, in April of 1988 and a daughter, Angel in October of 2003.
Scott’s life revolved around his wife and children. He coached football, basketball and track for Wesley. He was an active member of Track Houston and coached field events. He continued to coach when Angel moved into track. Wesley was a decathlete and competed nationally and internationally. Scott travelled to all his meets regardless of distance or location. Angel was active in theater and the Houston Children’s Chorus. Scott attended all her performances.
Scott had a passion for motors and cars even as early as high school. It was not uncommon for him to assist his classmates with work on their cars. That carried over into his adult life. He was always there to fix cars for friends and family. He constantly had project cars in the garage, on the driveway and in storage. Some of them are still there.
Scott loved sports and played football in high school. His family heard countless stories of teammates on and off the field that left them rolling on the floor in laughter.
Scott worked in the oil and gas field for over 35 years. He held over 30 patents and publications. He was known for being “rough around the edges” but brilliant at what he did. His opinions and advice were very well respected.
Scott is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susie Chmielowiec Bray, his son, Wesley, his daughter, Angel, his mother, Paula, his brother, Dale, his grandmother, Nola Clyde Tolar, his brother and sister in law, Jim and Gail Sawyer, niece, Jill Sawyer Butler and her husband, Ryan, and children Mikey, James and Joeley, and nephew, Brad Sawyer and his wife, Michelle and children, Kaylen and Sydney and many aunts, uncles, cousins and very dear friends. He was predeceased by his father, Stanley, his grandfather, P.L. Tolar, and his grandparents, Cecil and Elsie Bray.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 with Rev. Helen DeLeon officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.
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made in Scott’s memory to MD Anderson at www.mdanderson.org, select donate
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Condolences may be sent to the Bray family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Mark Andrew Brown, 48, of Friendswood, went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2017. Mark was born on September 29, 1969 in Houston, Texas to Nancy and Wayne Brown. He grew up in Houston, attended Bellaire High School and graduated from the University of Houston. It is there Mark reconnected with the love of his life, Claudette Harper, with whom he attended elementary school. Claudette and Mark were married on January 7, 1995 and have had 23 years of a joyous, happy and blessed marriage. They have two children, Ashley and Andrew, who were at the center of their father’s life. Mark did everything in his power for his children and always called Ashley “his precious little angel” and Andrew “his best friend”.
Mark and his business partner, Jerry Garza, founded EBM Enterprises and their business has flourished and grown due to the vision, hard work and ethical standards they practiced. His company was at the heart of who Mark was. He and Jerry had a special business relationship, but also a special friendship. Mark cherished everyone who worked for his company and considered them all family.
Mark loved the outdoors and that is where he felt closest to God. He enjoyed health and fitness, taking long walks and attending UH football and baseball games. Mark was a compassionate friend to all. He was generous with his time and looked for those that needed help and when he gave you his word, he followed through. His family, friends and employees knew he would be there for them no matter what. His most joyous times in life were spent at school and sports functions at Bay Area Christian School. He loved being with our “Bronco” family and watching Ashley and Andrew participate in their sports.
Mark is survived by his wife, Claudette and their children, Ashley and Andrew. He is also survived by his parents, Nancy and Wayne Brown, his sister Amy and her husband Brian, their children Brandon and Jill, his in laws, Jann and Kermit Harper, his sister in law, Angeline and her husband Paul Escamilla and their children, Lane and Ryder and by a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Bay Area Church, 4800 W. Main, League City, TX 77573, with Pastor Brian Haynes officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mark Brown Memorial Fund at BACS Athletics, 4800 W. Main, League City, TX 77573.
Condolences may be sent to the Brown family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Emma Starlight Hyde, 14, of Friendswood, went to be with our Lord on October 25, 2017. She was born on January 18, 2003 in Irvine, California to parents John and Shelley Hyde. Emma was a beautiful soul. She was a sweet, kind, loving and endearing daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin, which only begins to describe our Emma. She was her brother’s sweet sister and occasional adversary. He adored and admired her honesty and forthright charm. Having a sensitive, strong, bold and tender personality, she also acquired a humor that was sharp and quick with a laughter that was engaging and infectious. Her enchanting smile was reflected in all.
Emma was very independent. She wanted to travel and see the world; to go places near or far. Drawn to big cities, she wanted to see Times Square in New York. She loved and longed for more time in Phoenix where she was so excited to hike with her Uncle Chris, visit her Grandma Rosie and just drink in the Arizona desert and mountains. The landscape there was so beautiful and inspiring to her.
Emma was a freshman at Friendswood High School. Her family moved to Friendswood when she was just 3 years old and she attended school there throughout the years. She was a brilliant and earnest student, enjoying math as her favorite subject and was loved and admired by her teachers and friends alike. Emma loved and supported her friends so much and she was so special to them. They relied on her strong shoulders and loving heart. Her childhood memories included being a volunteer foster mom for shelter kitties, jumping and flipping on trampolines, swimming, or enjoying her favorite food, cheese pizza. As a teenager her favorite times were “chilling” with groups of her very dear and loved friends or spending time with her sweet dog, Frankie.
Throughout her childhood Emma played softball. She was excited to play for the high school softball team. For her team mates, she cheered their successes and cried with them when they were hurt or defeated. She looked forward to college and dreamed of playing softball for LSU.
Emma was kind…even when wronged. Fearless when honestly afraid. Courageous when most intimidated. Boldest when denied. Genuine when others were not. Tender in the worst of storms. Compassionate when others turned away. Quiet when proud. Strong when her loved ones were not able.
I love Emma for being sassy, bossy and stubborn. We shared a secret sense of humor and giggled during late night runs to the store for special snacks. I adored her for her strength and kindness. My heart stopped every time I saw her height and beauty.
Emma is survived by her parents, John and Shelley Hyde; brother, John-Paul Hyde grandparents, Bela Edward Simko and Roselyn Simko and Neil and Linda Hyde; many loving family members and friends.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the Hyde family from 12:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Nathan Misch officiating. Interment will be at Forest Park East Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John-Paul Hyde (Brother), Chris Simko (Uncle), Andy Jacques (Uncle), Chance Dugan (Dear Friend), Cade Lovett (Dear Friend), and Shawn Birch (Dear Friend).
Condolences may be sent to the Hyde family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com .
Gary Norris George, age 78, of Alvin, Texas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. He was born October 12, 1939 in Jacksonville, Texas to Edrie George (nee Hill) and Frasier George. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Gary was married to his loving wife, Evonne George (nee Parker) for thirty-seven years before she went to be with the Lord on November 3, 1999. He is survived by his sister Patsy Pollard, twin brother Jerry George, daughter Kim Hinton and husband Michael Hinton, his son Jonathan George, his grandchildren Alyssa George, Kenneth Hooker, Kayla George, Darren Knowles and Clayton George, and his great grandchildren Jaedon Delagarza, Isabella Lujan and Jensen Lujan. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, Dwayne George and Arlin George and sister Shelby Starkey.
Gary served in the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1963. During this time, he moved to Fort Worth where he married the love of his life on November 2, 1962. In 1964, he took a position at Celanese Chemical Company in Bay City, Texas where he worked primarily as a pipe fitter until he retired in 1995. In 2001, he moved to Alvin, Texas where he lived out the remainder of his days.
A graveside ceremony will be held at South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas on Tuesday, October 31st at 11 a.m. with Reverend Ken Gurley officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the George family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Edward “Ed” Milburn Galle, age 89, of Friendswood, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. He was born on August 15, 1928 in San Antonio, beloved son of Emelie Galle (nee Wanke) and Edward Galle. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Ed married his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Jeanine Bess Kohlenberg, on May 26, 1950 in San Antonio. He is survived by his two sons Edward Milburn Galle, Jr. and wife Carolyn of Wimberley and Gary Lynn Galle and wife Kim of Houston, his four grandchildren Christopher Edward Galle of Houston, Alexandra Nicole Galle of Lubbock, Justin Ryan Galle of Houston, and Travis Scott Galle of Austin, and his great-granddaughter Clara Grace Galle of Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and four sisters, Edna Mae Rudwick, Evelyn Selma Sands, Irene Elsie Broemer, and Gladys Mildred Galle, all of San Antonio.
Ed received mechanical engineering degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and Rice University. After serving his country in Air Force Intelligence during the Korean War, he began his engineering career in Houston at Hughes Tool Company. By the time of his retirement more than 35 years later, he was Vice President of Engineering and Research. During his career, he developed many products used in the oil and gas industry and holds more than 35 US patents. After retirement from Hughes Tool, he worked another 20 years in the industry as a consultant.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546, 281-992-7200, with Rev. Jonathan Petering officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster. Pallbearers are Edward, Gary, Christopher, Justin, and Travis Galle and Jose Espitia.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Friends of Alec fund of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
Condolences may be sent to the Galle family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Steven Frank Ferazzi, age 64, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, in Houston, Texas on October 22, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Steve grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan and attended Michigan State University. He worked at SPX Cooling Technology, formerly Marley Company, in Overland Park, KS for the past 30 years last serving as Manager of Cost and Estimation and General Operations.
Lydia Martha Wagner Adams, 93, of Friendswood, passed away on October 20, 2017. Lydia was born on March 5, 1924 in Grasseyville, Texas to Karl and Louise Wagner. She was the youngest of five siblings. Married at a young age to Winston Hill, they had three children: William (Billy), Virginia, and Wynston (Butch). Lydia and her children moved to Houston in 1949 and she began her 30 years of employment at F.W. Woolworth on Main Street in Houston. She married Clovis Adams in 1956, they both retired in 1979 and moved to Onalaska, Texas to live near the water and fish.
A child of the depression with a deep German heritage, she has little formal education and was raised in a German speaking household. She had a German baptismal certificate and was confirmed in German. Spending her childhood working with her family on a small farm instilled in her a strong work ethic and motivation all of her life. It seemed she was up to any task and she never rested, thriving on hard work. She did beautiful quilting, painted ceramics extensively, maintained a beautiful yard, loved flowers, could grow anything from a twig cutting and was an animal rescuer long before it was in vogue. She love and cared for lots of pets and wild animals.
Lydia was fiercely devoted to caring for others. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She moved to Friendswood to live with her daughter in 2013. She will be deeply missed.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood, TX 77546 (28) 992-7200 with Pastor Brian Weaver and Pastor Rob Bailey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be sent to the Adams family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Douglas Keith Staley, 75, of Friendswood, Texas, went to be with the Lord peacefully in his home on Thursday, October 19, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He passed away from complications of brain cancer after an 18 month battle. Douglas was born May 24, 1942, the son of Keith and Edith Staley in Oakland, California. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1965. He worked his whole career as a Chemical Process Engineer for Celanese Corporation, most of the time at the plant near Clear Lake, Texas, where he met and married the love of his life, Karen Ames on October 12, 1968 and remained happily married for 49 years.
A car lover and gardener his whole life, Douglas did both as much as he could, even moving all his garden dirt from Clear Lake to their new home in Friendswood. He completed the restoration of many cars including two of favorites that he owned, a 1953 Chevy 3100 Pickup and a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX Convertible.
Douglas was preceded in death by his parents; and youngest brother, George.
He is survived by his loving wife, Karen; children, Greg and wife Michele, and Michael and wife Laurie; grandchildren, Grahm, Hannah, Ethan, Emily, and Ian; and brother, Richard and wife Lynn.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the Staley family from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the Staley family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Cecelia “Ce Ce” Ferguson Warren, 75, of Anna, Texas died peacefully in her sleep on October 18, 2017. Ce Ce was born on March 15, 1942 in Honolulu, Hawaii to parents Robert and Romonas (Gregg) Ferguson.
She was a top real estate associate for Century 21 in Alvin for over 20 years. She also worked for All State insurance for many years. When her husband, Newton passed away, she moved to San Diego California where she was an office manager for Mulay Plastics until her retirement in 2005. She then moved to Anna, TX to be near her sons, where she lived for the rest of her retirement. She enjoyed quilting and crosswords; loved to help people and would help local residents of her town get their taxes done at the library in Anna. She was an extremely smart and self-sufficient woman until Alzheimer’s disease robbed her of her memory.
Her husband of 33 years Newton “Buddy” Warren passed on April 7 1992; and her oldest son Kenneth “Kenny” Warren passed on January 10, 2017.
She is survived by her sons, Michael Warren and Jason Warren and his wife Deidra Warren; her brothers, James Ferguson and Lynn Ferguson; her sister Roberta Skelton; one grandson Jason “Sam” Warren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, Texas, with Pastor Jerry Stark officiating.
She will be greatly missed by her surviving family.
Condolences can be sent to the Warren family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Edward Dondzila, 76, of Friendswood, Texas passed away October 11, 2017 in Houston,Texas. He was born December 18, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey to Edward and Mary (Mackiewicz) Dondzila. He and Madeline touched lives across five states, marrying in New Jersey, making their first home in Ypsilanti, Michigan, growing and raising their family in Columbia, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri before settling here in Friendswood, Texas.
Edward was loved by a large, extended family and network of friendships going back to their early days together. He was active in serving those less fortunate through the Mary Queen Food Pantry. Ed made weekly trips collecting surplus food items and bicycles, bringing all of them to the pantry or other organizations dedicated to helping those less fortunate. He donated quietly and without recognition to many charitable causes.
Edward has now joined his loving wife, Madeline, in our Father’s presence. He is survived by his daughters, Cathy Nabulsi and husband Marwan, Beth Dondzila, Tracey Bell and her husband Frank, Jennifer Drake and her husband Richard; sons, Chris Dondzila, and Andy and wife Laura; two sisters, Alexandra Hollock and Sophie Cummings; granddaughters, Meghann Niesen, Emily Dondzila, Ashlee Drake, Andrea Dondzila, Bryce Nabulsi, Olivia Dondzila, Madeline Bell, and Lucy Dondzila; grandsons, John Niesen, Nick Dondzila, Richard Drake, Matthew Bell and Gray Dondzila.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Joseph’s Chapel of Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood, Friendswood, Texas 77546. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Independence Village, 905 TX-3, Texas City, Texas, 77591. This facility loved and cared for Madeline’s sister for many years, easing her burden and thus Edward’s. Additionally, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org .
Condolences may be sent to the Dondzila family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com .
Don Kendrick Fulton, 82, a 48 year resident of Friendswood, passed away on October 9, 2017. Don was born to George D. Fulton and Emma Kendrick on October 25, 1934 in Franklin, Texas. Don was of the Baptist faith and attended First Baptist Church of Friendswood. He graduated from the University of Houston in 1964 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was proud of his work on several NASA projects. Don was a passionate fisherman and loved his annual Fulton fish fry. Don also kept an enormous vegetable garden each year.
Don is preceded in death by his wife, Carol “Nadine” Fulton, his brothers, Dewey and Ronald and sister, Lois.
Don is survived by his daughter, Carol Yvonne Havlik and her husband Timothy Ray; son, Don Fulton Jr.; brother, Joe Fulton and his wife Marjy Fulton; sister, Elsie Bounds; grandchildren Tyler Ray Havlik and Rachel Ivana Havlik, as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
We would like to give a special thanks to Anne and her wonderful staff at Autumn Leaves Clear Lake for their kind and family-like care provided to Don.
The visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Service will be on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200, www.jeterfuneralhome.com, with Reverend Roger Patterson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Texas.
Condolences can be sent to the Havlik Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Jeter Memorial Funeral Home is family owned and managed by Greg Jeter since it was established on February 15, 1995 by Greg Jeter and has proudly served the Friendswood, Alvin, Pearland, Clear Lake, Houston and League City, Texas areas with all of your funeral needs. If we can be of assistance, please call us at 281-992-7200.