Jane Marie Murphy Covington, 78, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Jane was born on November 25, 1939 in Alvin, TX to parents Johnny and Tillie Murphy.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Lee Covington; her parents; daughter Donna Ann Collins; brothers, Ray and Jack Murphy.
Jane is survived by her daughter Debbie Covington; sons, Tom Covington and wife Tracie and Dale Covington and wife Sharon; granddaughter Tania Jo Collins and husband James; 3 grandsons, Tyler Covington, Trenton Covington and James Mertz; 3 great-grandchildren, Trinity, Brittney and Troy Collins; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 18, 2017 at South Park Cemetery, 1310 N. Main St., Pearland, TX 77581.
Condolences may be sent to the Covington family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Dale Sherman Burton, 87, of Houston, TX passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. He was born July 26, 1930 to Claude Burton and Ola Sherman Burton in Topeka, KS. Dale worked many years in the oil field and oil business with Amoco and Enron. He had a passion for golf and making customized golf clubs for friends and family.
Dale leaves his wife Beverly(Cox) Burton, his son, Craig Burton and his wife Lorrie and grandkids Joshua and Stacie, his son Brent Burton and his wife Michele, grandkids Brianna and Susan, and many friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. with the funeral service to begin at 6:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City, KS at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the Burton family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Gloria Harriet Gavenman Goldstein left this world on December 10, 2017, exactly 91 years from the day she entered it. She lived an active, creative, productive, and very full life. Gloria was a happy soul and always an inspiration to others. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Howard Goldstein. Gloria is survived by her four children, Jay Goldstein and his wife Lynn Potter-Goldstein; Shari Goldstein; Susan Henley and her husband Kelly; Amy Wortham and her husband Michael; two grandchildren, Seth Goldstein and his wife Gabrielle; and Michelle Goldstein-Ice and her husband Michael; and two great grandchildren, Alex and Madeleine Goldstein.
Gloria spent her life rearing a caring and loving family, and engaging in a variety of professions and community endeavors. In addition to being a wife and mother, she was a podiatrist, biology teacher, real estate broker and property manager, pie shop owner/operator, life coach, artist, and friend to many. Always a trailblazer, she served on the Clear Lake City Water Authority Board at a time when women didn’t. Gloria and her husband Jack helped found a temple in Cranston, Rhode Island, and both Congregation Shaar Hashalom and the Freeman Memorial Library in Clear Lake City. Gloria also helped found The Armand Bayou Nature Center. Her natural leadership skills led her to become president of several business and community organizations, and she held many honors, including the American Business Women’s Association’s Woman of Excellence Award and being named in Who’s Who. Education and the continuous pursuit of excellence were the driving forces in her entrepreneurial approach to living.
A giving heart, a strong will, a ferocious appetite for growth, and a sharp, intellectual sense of humor are just a few of the many attributes that made Gloria the tremendous woman that she was!
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charities that were most meaningful to Gloria:
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at The Crossings, 255 Egret Bay, League City, Texas 77573, with Rabbi Stuart Federow officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.
Condolences may be sent to the Goldstein family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Wetona Joy Kees Peters, 98, went to Heaven to be with Our Lord on December 8, 2017. We know she was greeted by her parents, her husband, her siblings and her two daughters. She is finally free of her Alzheimer’s and for that we are so thankful.
She was born August 26, 1919 in Selma, Louisiana; she was born to Isham and Lizzie Mae Kirkland Kees and was raised in Georgetown along with her siblings, O’Neil, Richard, Betty Ruth, Lois, Janie and Joyce. Wetona graduated from high school and married James G. “Bud” Peters on March 15, 1936. Wetona and James raised three girls, Naomi, Marion and Peggy.
Wetona was a strong woman. She loved her home church in Georgetown, fiercely loved her family, and loved the Lord. Her home was always open for anyone to come and visit and eat some of her homemade chocolate and or her lemon meringue pies.
She was preceded in death by her husband James G. Peters, her parents, Isham and Lizzie Mae, her siblings O’Neil Kees, Richard Kees, Lois Greer, Betty Ruth McClary and Joyce Addy, and her two daughters Naomi Calhoun and Marion Brown.
Wetona is survived by her sister Janie Vincent of Colleyville, Texas, her daughter Peggy Kleven of Friendswood, her grandchildren, Bobby Calhoun of Louisiana, Trent Brown and wife Karen of Waco, Texas, Clint Brown and wife Beth Ann of Kerrville, Texas, Stephanie Sammons of Friendswood, Texas, and Kristin Kleven of Palm Bay, Florida. Wetona’s great grandchildren are Stephen Kleven, MacKenzie Sammons, Caroline Brown, Cameron Brown, Caden Brown, and Easton Brown.
A memorial service will be held in Georgetown, Louisiana at the Georgetown Baptist Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at www.alzfdn.org.
Peggy, Stephanie, and Kristin wish to express our sincere and deepest appreciate to the staff at Windsong Care Center in Pearland, Texas as well as to Stephanie Satterfield her hospice nurse. They took such great care of Wetona while she was there and for that we are grateful.
Randall Scott Emmons, 61, of Houston, Texas passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 surrounded by his loving family, at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital after a three year battle with cancer. Randy was born in Normandy, Missouri on February 29, 1956 to Tyrus E. Emmons and Patricia J. Menzel Emmons.
He was raised in Missouri and moved to Houston in 1974, where his family lived in Clear Lake.
Randy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Laura Emmons; their son, Branden Emmons, wife, De'Aun Emmons, grandsons, Asher (9) and Zayn (4 months) of League City, Texas; daughter, Kelly Yung, husband, Chris Yung of Houston, Texas; brother, Anthony Emmons of Bacliff, Texas; and step-mother, Faye Emmons of League City, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ty Emmons, mother, Patricia Emmons, and sister, Terri Barker.
Randy was a devoted family man. He was very active during his life, and never missed an opportunity to go skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and traveling. Many knew him as "coach," as he coached his children's sports teams growing up. He loved watching and playing hockey, soccer, football and baseball. He was also a huge history buff and loved sharing all of his interests with his family and friends.
Randy and his wife, Laura, have owned the local newspapers, the Friendswood, Pearland and Manvel Reporter News, since 1984. He was active in these communities as a member of the Pearland Lions Club since 2013. He was also a member of all three Chambers and served on the Friendswood Chamber Board from 1994 to 2000, holding the positions of Vice Chairman from 1995-1998, Chairman of the Board in 1999, and Post Chairman in 2000. Over the years Randy was also a part of The Lighthouse Cooking Team, Pearland Rotary, and served on several other committees.
He was known for doing anything that was asked of him and for always lending a helping hand. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of normal remembrances, the family asks that you send donations in his name to the Texas Lions Camp or Pearland Lions Club.
A memorial service will be held at Jeter Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Martha Agatha Johnson, 92, entered into eternal rest on December 7, 2017. She was born on January 11, 1925 to Jarred Robert Taylor and Mary Josephine Gay Taylor in Taft, Texas. "Aggie" spent a lot of her time giving her father a helping hand on their family owned farm and filling station.
During the war, Aggie worked for a telephone company, which led her to the love of her life, Robert Johnson. They married on March 23, 1946 in lngelside, Texas. God gave Robert and Aggie the opportunity to celebrate 71 years of marriage.
After marriage, she worked at Craven's Dargen, until she had her first child, Eileen. She then had a second child, Scott and chose to be a homemaker for her family. She loved her friends and kept in contact with them until she no longer could. She loved going shopping with her Sunday school friends and would come back with nothing, but sore feet. Aggie had a passion for raising plants and enjoyed the opportunity to share the cuttings from her plants and receiving the cuttings from others.
Aggie was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Ezekiel Robert-Benjamin "Ben" Cross.
Aggie is survived by her daughter, Eileen Kay Cross; son, Scott Taylor Johnson; brother, JoBob Taylor; grandson, Seth Jamison Taylor Cross; great-grandson, Ian Martin-Taylor Cross; great-granddaughter, Katelyn Ruth Cross; other family and "adopted family''; and cherished friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Alvin, 611 W. South St., Alvin, TX. 77511 with Rev. Matt Hogan officiating.
Donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church and to the Ben Cross Memorial Scholarship at Alvin Community College.
Condolences may be sent to the Johnson Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at
Sharon Wakefield James, 78, of Friendswood, passed away on December 7, 2017. Sharon was born on November 30, 1939 in Houston, TX to parents Daniel and Latane (Lawrence) Wakefield. She graduated from the University of Houston and returned years later to achieve her Masters in Education. Her knowledge was shared with others as she taught special education for Friendswood ISD until she retired.
Sharon and her family moved from Houston to Friendswood in 1972. Having been a member of Mary Queen Catholic Church since the 1970’s, she proudly devoted countless hours to her church and their various groups and clubs. She belonged to multiple social groups with her friends whom she adored so much. Sharon will be missed and loved by all that knew her.
Sharon is survived by her son, John James, Jr. and wife Jennifer and their children, Jesse, Tyler and Austin; her daughter, Jodie James and her children, Sydney and Drake; many other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200, with Rev. Jim Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the James family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Jane Meyer Rhodes, 79, of Friendswood, TX passed away peacefully on Monday, December 4, 2017. She was born December 19, 1937 to Clarence S. Meyer and Alta L. Braden Meyer in San Angelo, TX. Jane was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Friendswood.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister JoAnn Williams of Fort Worth and husband Jim Rhodes.
Jane is survived by son Dusty and wife Barbara Rhodes of Centerville MS; daughter Gina Kettler of Damon, TX; Three grandsons, Eli and wife Jessica Rhodes of Beaumont TX, Cyrus and wife Peyton Rhodes of Centerville, MS, and Cody Kettler of Damon, TX; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Dusty Ray Rhodes officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the Rhodes family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Gerald Arthur Baker, 78, passed away peacefully in his home in Alvin on Monday December 4, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Dallas, TX on November 5, 1939 to Rube & Beatrice Baker. He met the love of his life, Phyllis Annette Rodgers in 1954 and married her in 1958, who stood beside him all these years and was bedside with him when he passed.
After serving in the Air Force and being stationed in one of the coldest places on earth (Iceland), he came back to warmer climates in Dallas, TX and worked in the Grocery industry. He soon managed several major grocery stores in the Dallas area for many years and then went into the food brokerage business.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife, three sons, seven grandchildren, one great grandson and one feathered friend who he adored.
He was a very devoted father who would spend his only weekend off from managing these large grocery stores to be a Boy Scout leader and take Pack 886 backpacking and camping on those weekends. The other spare time off, he spent being a baseball coach and trying to keep three boys in line.
His true mistress was the water as he had canoes very early in life and taught his family how to fish, run trot lines and how to shoot rapids on the Brazos River. Canoes turned into sailboats and eventually racing sailboats with his family on Grapevine Lake in North Texas.
He eventually sold his house in Garland, TX, and with his wife in tow, moved to the South Texas area, to fulfill a lifelong dream of living aboard a sailboat. He achieved that lifelong dream in 1987 as they bought and moved aboard a 41’ sailboat and lived in Kemah for many years. He eventually sold the sailboat and moved to Alvin Tx. His quick wit, dry sense of humor and his horribly corny jokes will be sorely missed by us all.
Toyoko Higashiyama Gainey, 82, of Friendswood, passed away on December 3, 2017. Toyoko was born on October 10, 1935 and grew up in Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan. She met her husband, James, when he was working for the UNIVAC Corporation in Japan. His job also took him to Stuttgart, Germany where their son Michael was born in 1969. In the early 70s, they settled in Friendswood, TX where they lived ever since.
Toyoko was a wonderful housewife and a mother. The focus of her life was taking care of her family. Like many mothers, she drove her son to school every day and also to band practice. When he went to college, she got a job as a babysitter so he would have money for gas and lunch. Some of her favorite hobbies were sewing and gardening. She also enjoyed bowling and was a good bowler.
She attended church at Friendswood Methodist Church for many years. When she turned 65, she started participating in a seniors aerobics class at the local YMCA. She had many Japanese friends in the Houston area and liked to visit them and talk on the phone for hours at a time. In her later years, she spent time watching her favorite Japanese satellite TV station and DVD’s that were sent from Japan. Food was always important to her and she retained a preference for Japanese food her whole life.
She is survived by her husband, James Lewis Gainey; her son, Michael Andrew Gainey; her daughter, Katie Carpenter; a younger brother and older sister in Japan.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.
Condolences may be sent to the Gainey family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Carson Grant Wrinkle, 22, of Tiki Island, TX passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was born May 10, 1995 to David Wrinkle and Emily Chidester Wrinkle in Houston, TX. Carson was the third child of four boys; older brothers Dalton and Wyatt and younger brother Clayton. Carson was a lifelong resident of Clear Lake, Texas. He attended North Point Elementary, Brookwood Elementary, Space Center Intermediate, Lutheran South Academy, and Clear Lake High School. Carson was a senior at Texas A&M University at Galveston studying Maritime Studies. Carson played many youth sports in the Clear Lake area including baseball, football, soccer, and tennis. Carson was a friend to all he encountered, always ready to supply his infectious smile and a joke. Carson loved fishing, beach days, watching Aggie football and spending time with his longtime girlfriend Meghan Arizabaleta. Carson loved watching and attending games for the Houston Astros, Rockets and Texans.
Carson is survived by his parents David and Emily Wrinkle and his brothers, Dalton Wrinkle and his girlfriend Joanne Landrito, Wyatt and his wife Allison Wrinkle and their daughter Lila, and Clayton Wrinkle; grandparents, Fred and Georgann Wrinkle; grandmother, Dalila Wiley; uncles and aunts, Doug and Lori Wrinkle, Julie and Scott Pappan, Susanne and Tim Donovan, Steven and Iliana Wrinkle, George Chidester, Rhonda Chidester, Brenda and Jim Palmer, Gordon and Becky Chidester, Tami Chidester, and Eddie Chidester; cousins Natalie and Adam Ring and their daughter Madalyn, Scott Wrinkle, Trevor Wrinkle, Zachary Wrinkle, Joseph Kasbaum, Marie Kasbaum, Elizabeth Kasbaum, Mary Katherine Donovan, Lauren Donovan, Caroline Donovan, Michael Donovan, Manolo Wrinkle, Elena Wrinkle, Megan Kirkpatrick, Brandon and Megan Chidester and their children Caroline and Charlotte, Ryan Chidester, Conner Chidester, Kate Chidester, and Mady Chidester.
Carson will be missed by his loving family, friends, and longtime girlfriend Meghan Arizabaleta.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 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 Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 16335 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062 with Dr. Mike Deaton officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Carson’s name to Clear Lake United Methodist Church Grief Fund at www.clearlakemethodist.org/giving or Mothers Against Drunk Driving at www.madd.org.
Condolences may be sent to the Wrinkle family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Billy Lloyd Adams, age 54, of Friendswood, TX, passed away on Saturday November 25, 2017. He was born June 23rd to Doris and Bill in 1963. He grew up in Manvel, TX. He graduated from Alvin High School.
He married his wife Dianne on July 31st 1998, and became father to her two sons Aaron and Brandon. He is survived by his wife Dianne, two sons Aaron and Brandon, daughter-in-law Danielle, and two grandsons Luke and Jake. He is also survived by his mother Doris, stepfather Daniel, brother Matt and his wife Susan, and three nephews Matthew, Kevin, and Bobby.
Lloyd was a strong man who took pride in his family. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and an inspiring grandfather. As a husband to Dianne, he was an amazing support to her, loving her through thick and thin. Some of their favorite memories stem from long rides on their Harley, hunting in east Texas, and trips with the travel trailer to Fredericksburg and Bandera.
As a father, he taught his two boys the importance of being a man. He brought the boys up on a solid foundation of having a love for nature. Both boys learned how to hunt, fish, and somewhat fix cars all during his time with them. Never once did he treat them as stepsons, rather he treated them like his own flesh and blood.
Although there were not many years spent with the grandkids, during their time together he welcomed them into his home with open arms and loved them just the same.
Lloyd worked at Coca-Cola for 25 years. During his time working for Coca-Cola, he touched the lives of many co-workers, inspiring them to become better in all facets of their lives. Overall, Lloyd was a strong leader who took pride in his work. He was respected and adored by everyone he worked with.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Dwayne Mills officiating. Interment will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park Cemetery led by a motorcycle honor guard of friends and family.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Adams, Brandon Dawson, Matt Adams, Steve Mills, Bruce Chumley, and Lanton Chumley.
Condolences may be sent to the Adams family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Connie Susan (Chance) Townsend, 66, of League City, passed away on November 22, 2017. Connie was born on September 1, 1951 in Galveston, TX to parents Cecil and Joseph Anna (Roland) Chance.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev Ken Gurley officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the Townsend family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
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.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be
made in Scott’s memory to MD Anderson at www.mdanderson.org, select donate
today/give in memory of, then choose “I’d like to choose where my donation will
go”, then choose “fund designated by family” or you may mail in your donation
to P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486 or call 713-792-3450 or
Condolences may be sent to the Bray 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 .
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.