Mary Arlice Kelly Anderson, 83, of Friendswood, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Mary was born on October 14, 1934 in West Monroe, Louisiana to parents James Albert and Ina Mae (Lutze) Kelly. She was a longtime resident of Friendswood for 43 years. She was very dedicated to the Lord, her family and her church. She was married to Lawrence Anderson, Sr. for 49 years.
Mary is survived by her husband, Lawrence Anderson; children, Robert Wade, Sharon Anderson, Pamila Coleman and Lawrence Anderson, Jr. ; 19 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Rusty Anderson; 3 sisters and 4 brothers.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200, with the funeral service following at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. McCauley Austin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to Friendswood Baptist Church Mission Fund at friendswoodbaptistchurch.com or call (281) 996-6880.
Condolences may be sent to the Anderson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Betty Jean (Cooke) Chappee, 86, passed away on April 23, 2018. Betty's parents were Tom Greene Cooke of Ozona, Texas and Annie Marie Hutcherson of Barksdale, Texas. Betty, along with her twin brother, Bobby, was born on August 17, 1931 in a house in Sanderson, Texas. Sanderson is a small, remote town near the Texas border, two hours west of Del Rio. Right before their birth, there was an earthquake which shook homes in the Sanderson area. The family came to Sanderson from Ozona in 1930 and ran a grocery store and meat market. There were five children in the family.
Betty's childhood in Sanderson turned out to be as tumultuous as the day she was born. While still very young, she contracted bone tuberculosis. There were many trips to San Antonio and Dallas to visit doctors along with surgeries and back braces. The economic depression made things even more difficult. Her paternal grandfather came to live with the family to help out during this time. Betty always talked about how blessed she was to get to know her grandfather and how he strengthened her Christian faith. Betty beat the disease but had the scars to prove it. She graduated as salutatorian from Sanderson High School.
Betty started out her college years as a student at Texas Tech in Lubbock, however, she met an Air Force pilot, James Hayden Chappee, who was temporarily stationed at nearby Reese Air Force base. Betty and Jim were married April 26, 1953 in Sanderson and lived in Alaska where he was stationed. Still in the Air Force, Betty and Jim also lived in Georgia where Betty earned a degree in education from Valdosta State University. Betty and Jim also lived in Wisconsin and this is when their first child, Jean Anne Chappee, was born. The couple moved to the St. Louis area where Jim worked for McDonnell Douglas and their second child, Robert Hayden Chappee was born. Soon after, Betty told Jim that she wanted to live back in Texas. Jim was hired as an engineer with NASA and they moved to Friendswood, Texas in 1964 where they were life-long residents.
Betty attained her master's degree from the University of Houston in educational diagnostics/counseling while teaching and counseling in Friendswood schools. She took a position as an educational diagnostician with La Porte school district in the early 1970's and was eventually promoted to director of special services. Betty was extensively involved in helping children in special education and was elected as president of the Texas Council of Special Education (TCASE).
During the time of raising their children, there were many special memories including wonderful pets (even racoons), camping trips to northern New Mexico, annual excursions to Sanderson for Thanksgiving and deer hunting, Friendswood high school football and basketball state championships, Boy Scouts, band, and the moon landing.
The family experienced several tragedies as well. One late summer evening in 1979, a tropical storm came and didn't leave until it had left behind a record-breaking amount of rain over the Friendswood area. Their home had more than four feet of water. All three cars were flooded. The family's boat was put to good use that day as Jim used it to get Betty out of harm's way. She never learned to swim. During the aftermath of the flood, Betty's resiliency and independence, developed as a child, was evident.
Betty and Jim enjoyed entertaining at their beach house in Galveston for many years. She enjoyed long walks on the beach. After the death of her husband and eventual retirement, Betty traveled worldwide, sometimes taking along a grandchild. She bought an RV and traveled out west.She was very involved with her church where she served as an elder and as a deacon. Betty was known as "Mamaw" to her three grandchildren and was very proud of them, attending all of their various activities. She was also involved in a hospice volunteer group, bridge groups, book clubs, and loved her cat, Possum.
She is predeceased by her husband, James Hayden Chappee, her parents, Tom Greene Cooke and Annie Marie (Hutcherson Cooke), her brother, Marshall Nelson Cooke, her sister, Doris Lee (Cooke) Harrison and her much loved brother-in-law, Dudley Harrison.
She is survived by her brother, Bobby Cooke, her sister, Peggie Hickerson, her son, Robert (Chip) Chappee, and daughter-in-law, Cindi Chappee, her daughter, Jean Anne Chappee, son-in-law Bob Kouk, three grandchildren, Kristen Kouk, Davis Kouk and Karoline Kouk along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2930 Broadway St., Pearland, TX 77581 with Rev. Dr. Munn Hinds officiating.
The family would like to thank the staff at The Cottages of Clear Lake for their kind care of Betty. A special thank you goes to Annette with Altus Hospice. We were very blessed to have you taking care of her.
Donations can be made in her memory to the First Presbyterian Church, 2930 Broadway Street, Pearland, Texas 77581 or to make a memorial donation to the Houston SPCA, please visit www.houstonspca.org; on the blue bar beneath the rotating photo, select Give; then Memorial and Tributes. Please ask the organizations to mail a notice of your contribution to: Chappee, 14695 Old Conroe Road, Conroe, Texas 77384 so a thank you note can be mailed to you.
Herbert Francis Hafenmaier, 92, of Friendswood, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Herbert was born on June 12, 1925 in New York, NY to parents Balthasar and Johanna (Jung) Hafenmaier.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200, with a Vigil Service at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, with Rev. James H. Kuczynski, M.S. officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 7801 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson, TX 77539.
Condolences may be sent to the Hafenmaier family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Mary Lou Garcia Love, 76, of Friendswood, our beloved Mom, wife, grandma, sister, and friend, suddenly went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7:33 P.M. Mary was born on February 11, 1942 to parents Reyes Garcia and Hortencia (Duran) Garcia in Wharton, TX. She was raised in Wharton and Boling, TX. She met and married the love of her life, Charles Love, and remained happily married for 52 years.
Mary was one very special lady with her own special love and thoughtfulness. It was the simple things in life that made her happy. She loved the outdoors and had a green thumb, always in her garden planting and blooming flowers. Her favorite rose was the Yellow Rose. She would bargain shop for the $1.00 plants that needed love and would nurse them back to life.
Known as the “energizer bunny”, she was always on the move. She didn’t know the word “relax”. Mary loved being around her family and friends, loved to fish and loved her black pepper on every meal. Trips with her were always enjoyable and memorable.
Mary was definitely the soccer and baseball grandma. She was always supporting and cheering on her grandchildren, Rikk and Lauren, at every game she was able to attend. Weather was not an issue and regardless if it was cold, hot, rainy or windy, Grandma was in the stands cheering them on. She spent many of weekends traveling to Oklahoma, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin to see favorite #27 play soccer. She was able to see her grandchildren start college before her passing.
Our loved one will forever be in our hearts. So many great memories were shared and created with her and she will be missed dearly. She has taken a piece of our hearts with her.
“We love you with all of our hearts and we will miss you. ‘Til we meet again.” – Charles, Carol, Ron, Rikk, Lauren and Reyna.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Reyes and Hortencia Garcia; sister, Minerva Salinas; and brother, Reyes Garcia, Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Love; daughter, Carol Love; son, Ron Love; grandchildren, Rikk and Lauren; sisters, Eva Sanchez, Emma Garcia and Anna Olivo; brother, Rogelio Garcia and David Garcia; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200, with the funeral service following at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Ward Cusic officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the Love family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
The family appreciates flowers or in lieu of, donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association at www.donate.heart.org.
Wanda “Gail” McKinney Askew, 78, of Friendswood, TX passed away suddenly and peacefully in her sleep on April 23, 2018. She was born November 21, 1939 to Elzie McKinney and Mabel Brown McKinney in Tupelo, MS. Gail was a native of Tupelo, MS, but lived in the Houston and surrounding area since 1971.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She enjoyed family life and the outdoors, camping and bird watching with her late husband of 51 years, Jack Askew.Gail was a gifted pianist; she played for several Christian church worship teams, including The Harbor worship team since 2011, who she loved as a family.
Gail was preceded in death by her husband of Houston, TX and her parents of Tupelo, MS.
She is survived by her daughter, Kim Dingell and her husband Chuck of Friendswood, TX; grandson, Reid Dingell of Austin, TX; granddaughter, Casey Dingell of Friendswood, TX; brother, Eddie McKinney and his wife Debbie of Pasadena, TX; niece, Ginger Camille Doler and her husband Kevin, their children, Anna Claire and Jackson of MS; sister-in-law’s, Jean Askew of MS, Virginia Young of AL, and Jane Sanchez of CA; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 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 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dana Aaronson officiating. Interment will be held at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the Askew family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Elizabeth Schutz Shelton, formerly of Germantown, TN and Friendswood, TX, passed away on April 21, 2018, at the age of 92, in Houston, TX. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack H. Shelton; parents, Herman A. Schutz and Lillie Olle Schutz; and brother Joseph Schutz. She is survived by her brother James Schutz and wife Virginia, and sisters-in-law, Mary Sue Schutz and Marie Louise Hennessee. In addition, she is survived by her seven children, William (Bill) Shelton and wife Canice, Elizabeth (Liz) Shelton Kraemer and husband Ray, Rose Shelton Toman and husband Rene, Lawrence (Larry) Shelton and wife Merry Anne, Daniel (Danny) Shelton and wife Patricia, Donald (Don) Shelton, and Joseph (Joe) Shelton and wife Valentina; her 12 grandchildren: Amanda Toman Cortez, Amy Kraemer Morris, Jonathan Toman, Laurie Kraemer Maler, Angela Toman Sigle, Christine Shelton, Aaron Toman, Jeffrey Shelton, Anna Shelton, Ryan Shelton, Lucas Shelton, and Penelope Shelton; and her 10 great-grandchildren: Drew Tineo and Tatum Morris; Gavin and Ashton Maler; Kirstyn, Jocelyn, and Lorelei Cortez; Conner Shelton; and Corey and Mason Sigle.
Dorothy was born in Flatonia, TX on June 14, 1925. She graduated as valedictorian of the Flatonia High School Class of 1942, at the age of 16. She left the small town of Flatonia to attend Southwest Texas State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Business in three years. After college, Dorothy taught school for one year in Flatonia, then traveled further from home to accept a job as secretary to the Dean at Edinburgh Junior College. She took with her an astute aptitude for calculating numbers from her father, a love of playing bridge and a gift for sewing from her mother, and an abiding faith in God.
It was in Edinburg that she met her future husband, Jack H. Shelton, on a blind date in 1949. They were married in 1950. He was employed in oilfield operations, and they traveled and lived together in several locations in Canada and the U.S. before settling in Houston, TX. Dorothy was a wonderful mother and homemaker until all the children were in school. She was an outstanding cook and an expert seamstress, making many creations for herself and her children to proudly wear. The sewing machine often hummed into the night. There were paying clients, too, but finally only one--a champion ballroom dancer, whom Dorothy adorned with flowing, elegant gowns to wow the judges. The Shelton family was parishioners at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church.
In 1978, Dorothy and Jack, and the three youngest children, Danny, Don, and Joe, moved to Germantown, TN. Dorothy and Jack were both employed by Kelley Manufacturing Company in Olive Branch, MS. Dorothy went on to work at several businesses after Jack died in 1980. She remained in Germantown, working to support raising their sons. Dorothy became the center around which all the children gathered every Thanksgiving and other times. Dorothy retired at the age of 76.
In Germantown, she was active in the parish life of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She made so many wonderful friends there, who sustained her in companionship and faith for over 30 years.
In 2011, she decided to return to Texas, taking up residence in Friendswood, and finding a new parish home at Mary Queen Catholic Church, when she often attended daily Mass, volunteered, and played monthly bingo with the senior's group. Dorothy was always a competitor. She loved cards games, dominoes, and bingo, which she often played with her dear friends at the Bedford.
Her abiding faith and trust in God remained with her to the end, as in her final days, she said, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" (2 Timothy 4).
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., with the Reading of the Rosary at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, with Rev. James H. Kuczynski , M.S. officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer, 12800 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077.
Condolences may be sent to the Shelton family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Mark Phillip Rodner, 75, of Friendswood passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. Mark was born on June 2, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio to parents Bernard B. Rodner and Irene (Fogel) Rodner. He spent all of his formative years in Cincinnati and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. He came to Texas for a job and met his wife of almost 46 years, Dina Snellgrove, in Houston. After retiring from 30 years in chemical engineering, he became a substitute teacher. Mark was interested in bird watching, camping and going to parks.
Mark is survived by his wife, Dina; his daughter, Julia Rodner; grandson, Jonathan Rodner; brother, Michael Rodner; and sister, Rita Townley.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family on Monday, April 30, 2018 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.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, with the burial following at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway,Webster, TX 77598.
Condolences may be sent to the Rodner family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Elvin (Al) Claude Lyles, 82, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away, Friday, April 20, 2018 at Friendship Haven Nursing Home.
A time of gathering for friends and family will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, Texas 77546.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 1:00 P.M., at Albertville Memorial Chapel, 5011 US Highway 431 South, Albertville, Alabama 35950. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. just prior to the service. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Boaz, Alabama. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Al was born July 23, 1935 in Alabama City, Alabama to Woody and Lillie Lyles. He had 3 brothers and 5 sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Daphne Jill Denzler and husband, Theodore (Ted) Denzler and granddaughter Abigail Jordin Denzler of Friendswood, Texas. Sisters, Helen Abney of Attalla, Alabama, Patricia Bowen and husband Johnny Bowen of Gadsden, Alabama, Linda Burgess and husband Norman Burgess (known as just " Burgess" by Al) of Crosby, Texas. One living brother Gaither Lyles of Altoona, Alabama and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his lifelong friend and mother of his daughter, Ellen Register, of Defuniak Springs, Florida and numerous extended family members.
Al served 2 years in the US Army. He worked as an auto mechanic for over 40 years and owned numerous shops throughout his life. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to all. Al loved collecting ball caps and was always seen with one on his head. His favorite hat was his "Dino" hat given to him by his special grandson Dino Patelis.
Al's granddaughter (Abigail) included him in her daily activities such as watching her at dance and cheer practice, also playing board games and taking short strolls around the neighborhood in the evening. She learned how to take care of a grandpa. She will never forget the short 3 years that she got to spend with him.
Special thanks to Friendship Haven Nursing Home employees, the Kindred Hospice team and Norman and Linda Burgess. They all helped him have a much happier and healthier life.
Sharon Lee Callahan Keller of Friendswood, Texas passed away in the loving arms of her family on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:14 a.m. at the age of 78.She was born May 5, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Donald John Callahan and Mary Evelyn Brandon.She was united in marriage to Frank Xavier Keller on July 18, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois.He preceded her in death July 2, 1999.They were married 39 blissful years.
Sharon received her associate degree from San Jacinto College in the mid 80’s where she was a member of the Alpha Theta Kappa and graduated with honors.She retired from Amarada Hess in July of 1994 as an Office Administrator.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Frank Keller and brother Eugene Callahan.
She is survived by two sons, John Steven Keller of La Marque, Texas and Lawrence David Keller and wife Yolanda of Sugarland, Texas; two daughters, Teresa Marie Hill and husband James Raymond Hill of Cleveland, Texas and Suzanne Lea Hamilton and husband, Shaneon of Canyon Lake, Texas; her sister Patricia Walsh of Wisconsin and 10 precious grandchildren, Jennifer, Sarah, Michelle, John, Heather, Nikki, Sophia, Matthew, Lacey and Shelby as well as 2 great grandson’s Payton and Brantley; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 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.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 with Rev. James H. Kuczynski, M.S. officiating. Entombment will follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.
Pallbearers will include her sons, Lawrence and John, grandsons, John, II and Matthew, sons-in-law, Shaneon and James.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or the charity of your choice in memory of Sharon Keller.
Condolences may be sent to the Keller family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
On April 15th, 2018 the sun shined a little brighter, the stars sparkled more and the choir of angels sang joyous songs as Pauline Joyce McElroy Pry, 94, of Friendswood, TX, left this world and joined her Lord and Savior and the love of her life, Jack, in heaven.
She was born October 20, 1923 to Richard B. McElroy and Nancy A. Crumpton McElroy in Jasper, AL. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Dr. Jack S. Pry, and 2 daughters, Joyce Pry Thessing and Patricia Pry Ludlam. She is survived by her youngest daughter, Nancy Pry Sandhop (husband Fred) of League City. She had 11 grandchildren (Patrick Thessing, Melinda DuBois, Jeanine Salzman, Wendy Zacchio (husband Gary), Sarah Avina (husband Jason), Molly Pillow, Rebecca Williams (husband Mark), Matt Ludlam, Corey Seymour, Eric Seymour (wife Sara) and Ty Seymour (wife Amanda) and 21 great-grandchildren (Josh, Eric, Parker, Casey, Straissley, Alyssa, Sidney, Ainsley, Grayson, Zachery, Isaac, Micah, Jonathon, Ahnry, Cruz, Adam, Jakob, Wesley, Keegan, Liam and Tristan) and 1 great-great grandchild (Viggo).
Polly was an active member of Sagemont Baptist Church, had a fabulous group of friends both young and old. She had been a member of Park Place Eastern Star, served as Worthy Matron when her children were involved in Rainbow Girls. Played scrabble online and prior to computers, for years with friends. She was known for her Chocolate cake, biscuits and chocolate syrup and numerous other edible delights!
If you asked her what her greatest joy was, it was spending time with her family, and her grandchildren enjoyed the special treatment that each one received. Each one always felt they were her “most special”. She kept a close relationship with her nieces and nephews; she loved them as her own. She gathered friends the way most people gather flowers and those friendships lasted for years!
There are a few friends who we would like to thank for the days, weeks, months, years and/or decades of friendship and care: Cathey Mossiman, Renee Tawil, Shirley Carpenter, Norma Lee Olson, Maria and Juan Ham. Each of you played such an integral part in Mom’s life, especially these past few months.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be great to American Ex-POW Association, Alzheimers Association, American Cancer Society, Sagemont Church Library, or any charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the Pry family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Patrick Thomas Ryan, age 56, passed away at his home in Friendswood, TX on Monday, April 9th, 2018 due to cardiac arrest. He was born on August 2, 1961 in Red Bluff, California to Vernon and Mary Ryan. He graduated from Red Bluff High School and later attended a technical school in Arizona. Shortly after, he was hired at Global Geophysical and successfully worked up the ranks to become a Supervisor. During his work travels, he met his wife Pranee (Jaemsai) Ryan and had two wonderful children, Christopher Ryan and Tara Ryan. Patrick was a wonderful father and a loving husband. He was most known to everyone as a very hard worker and doing whatever he could to provide for his family. He was always finding something to do at home and work and he helped his friends and family immensely. The memories that he created will be treasured by all that knew him.
All family, friends and others whose life has changed with Patrick in it are welcome to come to his memorial service at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N Friendswood Dr,, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.
Condolences may be sent to the Ryan family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
On April 11, 2018, Jesus received an angel as Kitty Lee Haner passed from this world. Our family has lost a beautiful, strong, and wise matriarch. We will cherish the memories of her and are thankful for the wisdom she imparted to each of us.
Kitty was born October 27, 1919 in San Antonio, TX to William P. Myers and Mary Lee Whellis Myers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Lt. Col. William “Bill” Haner USAF (ret) and a son, Kerry N. Haner. Bill and Kitty were married in Houston and had two other sons, Michael Haner (Sharold) of Victoria, TX and William Haner (Diane) of New Orleans, LA. The couple was blessed with six grandchildren David Haner (Laura) of Bacliff, TX, Christopher C. Haner and Adrieanne M. Bird of New Orleans, LA, Kerry A. Haner of Pasadena, TX, Mark Haner (Leighann) of Altamonte Springs, FL and Erik Haner (Audrey) of Corpus Christi, TX. Her great-grandchildren include, Kiel, Michael, Bryce, Chandler, Cole, Wyatt, Michie’, and Ethan.
This strong military wife ran her home with Air Force precision earning her the nick name “Col. Kitty”. There wasn’t much that slipped by this 5ft. “bombshell”, yet she was so soft and gentle when you needed her. Her large, generous heart and love of God led her to many altruistic endeavors. She was a strong supporter of her grandchildren, making available opportunities for them to succeed. Kitty was very active in her community of Friendswood as well as the Officers Wives Club at Ellington AFB.
Grace Episcopal Church in Alvin, TX was her home church where she will be memorialized on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Friends Church Cemetery in Friendswood, TX at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the Haner family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth Scott Brooks, 51, of Pearland moved to his new home on April 11, 2018.Scott was born December 13, 1966, in Houston, Texas to Kenneth and Carol Brooks.
Growing up in Houston, Scott lived his early years running the streets near Edgebrook and Shaver.
He followed the example set by the men in his life and answered the call to serve, choosing to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.
Scott never met a stranger, his helping hand nature and his ability to learn quickly made his name known throughout the mortgage industry.
Whether it was fishing, baseball, or basketball, Scott loved being outdoors.Above all of his pastimes, Scott was a father. He coached his boys’ football, baseball, and even soccer teams. He loved to be outside showing them the world.
Scott was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father Kenneth Brooks, step-father Robert Hiles. Scott is survived by his mother Carol Hiles, his sons, Hunter Scott Brooks and Chance Fisher Brooks, and numerous close family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to www.gods.army.
Condolences may be sent to the Brooks family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth Laverne Kirksey, 88, of Friendswood, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018. He was born on March 18, 1930 in Lockhart, TX to parents Val and Mayme (McMahan) Kirksey. Kenneth received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Math from Southwest Texas State University and was employed with Stauffer Chemical Company for 45 years as Chief Chemist and Lab Superintendent. He proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force and was awarded a Korean War Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
Kenneth loved spending time with his family. His main goal in his later years was spent enjoying his grandkids and watching them play sports and helping them succeed in life. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Angie Kirksey (February 9, 2003) and son, Kenneth Kirksey, Jr. (December 23, 2015).
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Beth Hyde of Friendswood, TX; grandsons, Travis Hyde and wife Amanda of Kingwood, TX, Trent Hyde and Josie of Pearland, TX; and Kenny Kirksey and wife Tania of Hendersonville, NC; granddaughters, Joni Lunsford and husband Rick of Manvel, TX, and Sarah Hyde and boyfriend Zack Brenner of Milwaukee, WI; and great grandchildren, Alyssa Hyde, Jasmine Hyde, Jake Kirksey, Luke Kirksey, Isla Kirksey, Kealen Kirksey, Carson Kirksey and Mackenzie Hyde.
The Kirksey family would like to give a special thanks to Ruth Martinez for the love and care she provided.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, with Pastor Jason Lee officiating.
Interment will be held later that afternoon at 3:30 P.M. at Lockhart City Cemetery, 600 N. Colorado, Lockhart, TX.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Sonny Dawson, Trent Hyde, Travis Hyde, Kenny Kirksey, Rick Lunsford, Russ Hyde, Jerry Hyde, and Ralph Williams.
Condolences may be sent to the Kirksey family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Rita Castilli LaPalomento of Penns Grove, New Jersey went to be with our Heavenly Father on April 9, 2018 at the age of 75.
Rita is survived by her loving husband Joseph LaPalomento of Pedricktown, New Jersey; son and daughter-in law, Gregory and Anna LaPalomento of Katy, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Jodi and Craig Hudson of Bellaire,Texas; brother, Bob Castilli; sister, Dolores Pratta; seven grandchildren, Nick, Maritza, Gregory, Michael, Brittany, Jordan, Josh, and Skye; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Sincere appreciation is extended to Harbor Hospice and A Circle of Nurses, both of whom went above and beyond the call of duty to make Rita’s final journey as comfortable as possible.
A private memorial service was conducted at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood, Texas on April 10, 2018. Another service honoring Rita will be held at Adams Funeral Home in Penns Grove, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, please commemorate her life with a donation to B.I.G Love Cancer Care at biglovecancercare.
Our family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support extended to us, during this difficult time of loss.
Robert Joseph Fee III was born in New Orleans, LA on July 13, 1949 and passed away in his sleep at his home in Friendswood on April 9, 2018.
Rob traveled extensively around the world working in the oil fields. He and Linda married on January 2, 1971, and lived in Tokyo, Japan, Perth, West Australlia, St. Lucia's Estuary, South Africa, Den Helder, Holland. They had a son, Robert Joseph Fee IV, while building their cabin in Montana. Twin daughters, Danielle and Chantelle, were born 3 years later while living in Holland. They moved back to the states and lived in Utah for 5 years, then moved to Houston, TX. He and two friends founded Tanknology in the late 80's, and later he started the Plylox Hurricane Clip business in the 90's. The Fee's settled and raised their family in Friendswood, TX from 1984 to present. They continue to spend summers at their cabin in Seeley Lake, MT.
Rob was preceded in death by his dad, Robert J. Fee Jr., brother, Harry Fee, and sister, Bobbie Sue Fee.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda (Zimbelman) Fee; his mother, Dorothy Pinion; son, Robert (Shannon); daughters, Danielle Herman (Randy) and Chantelle Chandler (Tripp); 7 grandchildren; his brother, Don Pinion (Charlene); and 5 nephews.
Rob's funeral service will be at The Harbor (church) in Friendswood on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. There will be a celebration of his life following the service at Floyd's Restaurant (on the patio) in Pearland.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Sunshine Kids http://www.sunshinekids.org/
Condolences may be sent to the Fee family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Len Faye (Duggan) Bovee, 86, of Friendswood, Texas passed on to the Lord on Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born October 30, 1931 to John and Sally Duggan in Nocona, Texas.
She and her husband Charles lived in Friendswood, Texas for over 45 years, where they raised two daughters Susanne and Sally. Len was blessed with a very large family growing up in Nocona, Texas being the youngest of seven with four sisters and two brothers. The importance of family showed up annually at the Thanksgiving Reunions. This is where all the Duggan family and extended family got together to reconnect, to share stories and importantly the Duggan sisters would all stand together for the “Photograph”. Len and Charlie, in their earlier days, loved to dance together and be around friends and family. They shocked us at one Halloween party with Len dressed in Sally’s high school drill team outfit and Charlie in a pep squad outfit.
She cherished her lifelong friendships, sharing life’s up and downs. Len worked at the University of Houston Residence Hall for over 30 years till her retirement. She had a passion for basketball, starting with the Houston Cougars and Phi Slamma Jamma, to the Houston Rockets. They were long time members of the First United Methodist Church of Friendswood.
Len was preceded in death by her husband Charles Bovee, mother Sally Duggan, and father John Duggan.
She is survived by her daughter Suzanne Cowden and her husband Keith Cowden; daughter Sally Fox and her husband John Fox, granddaughter Crystal Hughes and her husband Jason Hughes; great grandson Trenton and great granddaughter Ainsley and many other relatives and cherished friends.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200, with Rev. Howard Huhn officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the Bovee family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
James Ray Poore Sr. passed from this earthly world to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, March 31st, 2018; he was 87 years old.
JR, as he preferred to be called, was born in Enid, OK on May 1, 1930 to William (Bill) and Tuna Poore.He attended Enid schools and received a degree in pipe design from Oklahoma A&M (now OSU).JR served his country in the Korean War with the 45th Division of the Oklahoma National Guard.
At the tender age of 15 JR met the love of his life, Janice Gosnell (his Petunia, as he affectionately called her).JR and Janice married March 9th, 1947 in Kingfisher OK and recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.
In his early career as a pipe designer JR worked in several states and made many lifelong friends.In 1975 he moved his family to Friendswood TX where he remained for the rest of his life.JR loved to tinker and fix things; combining this love with an entrepreneurial spirit he opened a second-hand shop in Webster TX (where The Hop is now) reselling items he had repaired.JR’s shop was named Poore Jims.After retirement, JR repaired bicycles.He enjoyed making sure that the kids in the family and everyone in the neighborhood had good bikes to ride, many in the Forest Bend subdivision and Alvin TX knew him as “The bike man”.
JR was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; he will be missed by many. He was preceded in death by his parents and all his siblings.He is survived by his wife, Janice Poore; son James R. Poore Jr. (DeeAnn); daughter Liz Cotton (Peter); son Larry Poore (Jodi); daughter Carolyn Keane; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Never one to like fanfare and being the center of attention JR did not want a funeral service.
The family is dedicating a bench in his memory that will be placed in the park near his home for others to enjoy as he did…..holding the hand of a child, walking to the fishing hole, hearing the birds and enjoying being out of doors.
In lieu of a funeral, the bench dedication will be held May 6, 2018 weather permitting in the Forest Bend Park, 4300 Laura Leigh Dr., Friendswood TX 77546 at the end of April or early May.Anyone who would like to attend is welcome; the date is pending. Interment will be in Enid, OK.
Condolences may be sent to the Poore family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Patricia Held Boone left her 91 year old body early in the morning of April 4, 2018 to be with her lord Jesus Christ. We anticipate a grand reunion with her husband, Hal Boone, and her granddaughter, Faith Boone Kirby, who have been at the Lamb's table for several years now.
Her family is immensely grateful to her two daughters, Susan Boone Goodgame and Cathy Boone Schellenberg, and daughter in law, Carol Boone, who so tenderly and faithfully met her every need as she was bedridden the last few weeks of her life.
Her life was a grand adventure with the husband she loved and the six children, their spouses, 27 grandchildren, many spouses, and 69 great grandchildren, she was blessed to enjoy.Her constant smile brightened every place she entered and her deep joy and peace enriched every relationship she experienced.
She spent 20 years in East Africa, between 1958 and 1976 with her missionary husband and family and another two and a half decades caring for her husband night and day after an accident left him paraplegic.She was a constant blessing to everyone, and in every situation was encouraging, patient and kind. There may have been others who so clearly displayed the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and generosity, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control, but she shown like a bright light on a dark night.
She will be missed, but we all know she is free of all misery, is rejoicing with the Savior she followed so faithfully and that one day, all the children of God will be together again, celebrating His life and joy, freely given to anyone who would accept this amazing gift.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Nassau Bay Baptist Church, 18131 Nassau Bay Dr., Houston, TX 77058 with Dr. David B. Fannin officiating.
The family requests in lieu of flowers any memorial gifts could be given to one of the following:
American Bible Society, P.O.Box 96812, Washington, DC 20090-6812 or shareamericanbible.org
International Mission Board, Att: Development, P.O.Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230 or imb.org/give
Nassau Bay Baptist Church, 18131 Nassau Bay Dr., Houston, TX 77058 or nbbchurch.org
Elizabeth Bonella (Bailly) Glenn, age 87, of Friendswood, Texas, died in her home, surrounded by her family on February 5, 2018.
Elizabeth was born in Caracas, Venezuela to the late Florent and Bertha Bailly on November 25, 1930. Her family, including her brother and sister, the late Florent David Bailly and the late Leonor (Bailly) Gardner, moved to the United States when she was 12, eventually settling in California. She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Biological Sciences in 1951. While at Stanford, she met James J. “Jack” Glenn, Jr, whom she married on September 20, 1952. They were married for over 53 years, until Jack died in 2005.
In addition to devoting herself to her family, Elizabeth was a dedicated feminist, volunteer and community leader. She was involved in several organizations, principally: the Houston Area Women’s Center for over two decades, beginning as one of the original volunteers and continuing in many roles including answering the hotline, working at the emergency shelter, and serving as President and on the Board of Directors; the League of Women Voters for over 50 years, including the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area; the Assistance League of the Bay Area; and the Houston Symphony League Bay Area. Her volunteer work was acknowledged and she was honored by several awards, including receiving a Savvy Award, which recognizes Houston’s outstanding volunteers, in 1986 for her work at the HAWC; and induction into the Men and Women of Heart Hall of Fame by Friends of the Bay Area Turning Point in 2000.
She is survived by her children, Betsy (Joe Lennihan); Barbara (Dallas Burtraw); James (Cheryl); David (Vicky); Thomas (Indira Balkissoon); and Martha (Matthew Clevenger), as well as nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial celebration will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to one of the organizations that Elizabeth supported as a volunteer.
Condolences may be sent to the Glenn family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Clyde Lee Wright, 79, of Pearland, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Clyde was born on August 25, 1938 in Springfield, Missouri to parents Victor and Ione (Stuessy) Wright.
Clyde attended the Webster First Baptist Church near his home. He was baptized in the Miami Shores First Baptist Church in Miami Shores, Florida and was a member there for many years. Clyde proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard. He loved football, was a Civil War buff, and a good handyman. He could always be counted on to handle the “honey-do” or “Daddy-do” list that was given to him. Gardening was one of his favorite pastimes, as he had a green thumb and could grow just about anything. He loved being outdoors doing something-always busy. Clyde was admired for his work ethic and integrity. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, Victor Albert Wright and Ione Stuessy Wright; and brother, Keith Albert Wright.
He is survived by his wife, Paleta Mae Russell Wright; daughters, Cheryl Lee Wright and Kimberly Anne Pate (Mike); sisters, Yvonne Hunter (Bob) and Beverly Sue Lacey (Bill); and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.
Interment will be at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Antioch Cemetery, 4416 FM 230, Lovelady, TX 75851.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to Antioch Cemetery, 4416 FM 230, Lovelady, TX 75851.
Condolences may be sent to the Wright family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Barbara June Brady Murray died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Houston, Texas at the age of 80.
Barbara is survived by her daughter Debbie Wischnewsky and husband Anthony of Pearland; step-daughter Tina Baker and husband Lonnie of La Porte; grandchildren, Lisa Moore and husband Shawn of Friendswood, Monica Teeters and husband Charles of Pearland, Melissa Humphrey and fiancée Jason Murphy of Cedar Park, David Humphrey and partner Stephen Folks of San Diego, California, Keagan Baker and Jaryd Baker of La Porte; great grandchildren, Kylie Wischnewsky, Kadyn and Ashlynn Teeters, Chase Moore, and Dayne Murphy. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Pauline Brady, husband Charles Pouncey, husband Meigs Murray, and daughter Jan Humphrey.
Barbara was born on October 16, 1937 on their family farm in Shelbyville, Texas the only child of Lawrence and Pauline Brady. She worked for the Pasadena school district for 30 years. After retiring she enjoyed traveling, bird watching, shopping and dining out. She was a proud member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter 17 Galveston, Texas.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Coward officiating.
She will be returned home for burial with graveside services at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, Texas on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1:00P.M.
The family would like to thank her caregivers at Windsong Care Center in Pearland for their love and dedication to fulfilling her needs over the last 16 months.
Condolences may be sent to the Murray family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Helen Lavonne Molen Baughman, 79, of Pearland, Texas passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. She was born on August 4, 1938 to Bennie Molen and Freida Schwarz Molen in Houston, Texas. Helen graduated from Milby High School in 1956 with honors. Helen worked in the Gas Liquids group at Shell Oil Company in downtown Houston for 35 years and retired in 1996. She attended Providential Baptist Church in Pearland. Helen loved working in her yard, raising her dogs and being with her family. She always had a good time with whatever she was doing. She always had a funny story to share and such a great sense of humor. Helen was also affectionately known as “Sweet Darlin” to her oldest grandson Chris when he was a child, known as “Kid” to her younger grandchildren and great grandchildren and as “Sis” to her brothers and sisters. She was a loving and doting mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She spent most weekends with her great grandson Donald. She supported all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren with their school activities. Her family meant the world to her. Helen will be dearly missed, remembered, loved and cherished in many hearts forever.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Baughman of 49 years; parents Bennie and Freida Molen; stepmother Deady Molen; and brother Jim Molen.
She is survived by her daughter Cindy Massey and husband Jimi of Pearland, Texas; grandchildren Chris Baughman, Joshua Massey and Caitlyn Massey of Pearland, Texas; great grandchildren Brieann and Donald Baughman of Pearland, Texas; sisters Barbara Baughman of Willis, Texas, Cheryl Kokosz and husband Mike of Pearland, Texas, and Debra Molen of Houston, Texas; brothers Edward Molen and wife Sue of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Bennie Molen and wife Pam of Pasadena, Texas and step-brother Andy Brame of Pearland, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Providential Baptist Church, 4248 Veterans Drive, Pearland, TX 77584 (832) 637-4480, with Rev. Mike Hogg officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the Baughman family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
On Monday, March 19, 2018, we said goodbye to Brien Stears (born in Boulder City, Nevada on February 16, 1967), a truly diverse, remarkably intelligent and kind-hearted soul. Brien was preceded in death by his father, Robert Stears and is survived by the center of his world, son Blake Stears; mother Janet Stears; sisters Mimi (husband Ron) Parkerson and Jena (husband Pat) Loescher; nieces Sheridan, Brianna, and Ava Loescher; nephews Austin and Peyton Parkerson; ex-wife and forever friend, Paula Stears; and constant supporters ex-mother- and father-in-laws Anita and Joe Woods .
With his grand presence, warm smile, and ability to talk intelligently about any and every topic, Brien had an undeniable vibrancy and people were naturally drawn to him. A friend to everyone, he gave kindness to all, but especially to those in need, literally saving more than one soul with his encouraging words of support.
Brien was a highly-respected chemical engineer and Six Sigma Black Belt at Dow Chemical over his 27 year career. He was a prolific inventor having 9 granted US patents. He was a key contributor to technologies that were recently recognized with an R&D 100 award and the ICIS award for Most Technologically Significant New Products of the Year in Process/Prototyping. Brien worked steadily since he was 13 years old, beginning at the Woodward Governor company and followed by numerous winters as a junior Ski Patrol.
Brien graduated with honors from Rocky Mountain high school (Fort Collins, Colorado) in 1985. His academic excellence was complimented by his diverse talents: debate team (winning 3rd in state and part of the nationals); girls tennis team manager; men’s tennis (doubles second in state); legion baseball; accomplished guitar and saxophone player; community member of The Coloradoan Newspaper editorial board; and the list goes on. Following high school, Brien was awarded a scholarship to the University of Colorado, where he earned a Chemical Engineering degree in 1989 and where he was a dedicated member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.
Brien would surely say (as he often did and with a tear in his eye), that his greatest accomplishment during his academic and professional years, were the friends he made. Those relationships flourished over the years and encompass the people who remember him the most dearly and fondly still today. To sum it up, “We loved that guy!”
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200 The Rev. James C. McGill officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Leukemia Society at https://donate.lls.org or to the local SPCA.
Condolences may be sent to the Stears 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.