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Dallas Gary Spurlock

Dallas Gary Spurlock, 56, of Baytown, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at a Houston hospital. Dallas was born September 7, 1946 In Houston. Dallas was a retired Electrical Estimator for Alpha Electric. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and a member of IBEW Local Union #716 for 36 years. He was preceded in death by ills father, Dallas B. Spurlock. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharon Spurlock of Baytown; mother, Helen Spurlock of Conroe; sons, Dallas Shane Spurlock of Houston; Charles R. Carroll of Houston; daughter, Shari Barger of Baytown; sister, Sondra Charlene Atkinson and husband John of Conroe; grandchildren, Blaine and Blake Barger and many special nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today, March 6, 2003 at Navarre Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2003 at Navarre Chapel with Rev. David Meeker Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Glenn Foster, Bryan Atkinson, Hugh Sigers, Chad Sigers, John Kubasik and Larry Fenton, Jr.
 
Earl Center

Earl Center died in a motorcycle accident in Dallas. Although he had a van, he used his cycle that day because was celebrating the signing of his band’s first long term contract to play at a club in Dallas.
submitted by Jack Cantrell
 
GARY "Babo" BLACK           Died Sept 8, 1970

Funeral services for Sgt Gary Brugh (Babo) Black, 22 will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Burnette W Dowler officiating. Sgt. Black died in an automobile accident in Augusta, Ga. Monday. He had served two years in the Army and had returned to Augusta after visiting Baytown for final processing for discharge from the Army A graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, Black had attended Lee College before entering the service. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Rhonda Black of Baytown; parents, Mr. and Mrs Elbert M. Black of Baytown; a brother, Guy Black of Baytown; and grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Guy R. Black of Greenville and Mrs. George F Brugh of Houston. Burial will be in Cedar Crest Cemetery under the direction of Earthman Funeral Home.
 
Ovid Rogers Jr

May 1, 1948 - Jun 17, 1977
Baytown, Harris, Texas
 
Alan Melinger

Memorial services for Dr. Alan Melinger, of Morrison, Colo,, were to be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday June 12, 1987, at Feldman Funeral Home in Denver. A member of a well-known Baytown family, Melinger died early Thursday after a brief illness. Friday would have been, his 39th birthday. His parents, Al and Helen Melinger, recently retired as the owners and operators of The Style Shoppe, a business founded many years ago by his grandparents, the late Harry and SadyeBlum. A 1966 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. Melinger graduated summa cum laude from the University of Denver, earning a doctorate degree in psychology in 1983.He also graduated summa cum laude from Denver's metropolitan college, where he earned his bachelor of science degree.A clinical psychologist, Melinger was the clinic case manager, co-owner of Community Care Associates and president of Community Care Corp. Previously he designed and facilitated the development of residential programs governed and supervised by peers. These programs are currently utilized by the Jefferson County Mental Health Center and the Adams County system. He also founded and for three years directed the
Denver Mental Health Recreational and Athletic Association. In addition to his parents, Melinger is survived by his wife, Leverne, and daughter and son, Wendy and Dustin Melinger, all of Morrison; a brother, Michael Melinger of Eugene, Ore.; and a sister, Anne Melinger of Austin.  Note:  In more recent years, Leverne, also passed away.
 
Charles Barry Donnelly

25 Sep 1947 - 2 Jul 1988
Buried in Cemetery: Cedar Crest Cemetery
Baytown, Harris County, Texas, USA
 
Gregor V. Baker 
May 10, 1948-Mar 6, 2004 

NAVASOTA — Graveside services for Gregor V. Baker, 55, of Millican are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Wheat Cemetery.Tommy  Lyons will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home in Navasota.Mr. Baker died Saturday in Ecuador.He was born in Baytown and was a volunteer with the Peace Corps. He had lived in Millican for the past 30 years. He attended Idaho State University. Mr. Baker graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, and upon his return from Vietnam he attended the University of Texas and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He traveled the world and was most recently a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador at the time of his death. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Methodist.Survivors include a son, Travis Baker of Lafayette, La.; a daughter, Anna Baker of Millican; a brother and sister-in-law, Carson and Bev Baker of Shelbyville, Ky.; his mother, Gwen Royder-Williams of Fredericksburg; and a grandson.
 
Kenneth Wayne Carter  - March 24, 2002
 
Maria Rosie Ansualda Latiolais
August 26, 1947 - October 15, 2011

Rosie AnsualdaMaria Rosario (Rosie) Ansualda Latiolais was born in Odem, Texas on August 26, 1947 and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 15, 2011. She was 64 years old.
Rosie was a life-long resident of Baytown, Texas where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1966 and was a proud member of the REL Southern Bells. She was employed by Exxon Chemical and Medical departments and retired after 35 years of service. For over 20 years she was very active with Fields of Harvest Church in Baytown, where she served in numerous ministries that included Secretary on the Board of Trustees, Prayer Intercession Team, Praise Team Singer, Co-leader of Marriage Walk, Circle of Love Ministries, Children's Ministries, and just recently donated her time as receptionist. She made over 10 missions trips to Brazil where she helped in several capacities that included building and planting new churches in various regions. Rosie was preceded in death by her brother, Lupe Ansualda, Jr, and her parents, Lupe and Julia Ansualda. Left to cherish in her memory is her husband of 7 years, Perry Latiolais; her children Tommy Juarez, of Baytown, Andy Juarez and wife Jennifer of Providence, RI, Angel Juarez Hux and husband Mike of Baytown; Granddaughters; Juliana Marie Hux, Natalia Renee Hux and Jenna Silveira; Sisters Gloria Serrano and husband Martin, and Eva Teagarden and husband Ric, her entire church family of Fields of Harvest Church in Baytown, and hosts of friends and family who loved her. The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Rd, Baytown, TX 77521.Funeral Services will be held at Earthman Funeral Home on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor David Cochran, officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Baytown Funeral Home, Baytown, TX.
Fred Hand 

FREDERICK WARREN HAND, JR., 56, of Trinity, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 16, 2004. Fred is survived by his loving family; mother, Bobbie Hand of Beaumont; brother, Kirk Hand and wife Julie of Wallisville; daughter, Michelle
Odom and husband David of Trinity; daughter, Paula Hand of Trinity; son, Frederick Hand, III of Spring; son, Robert Hand of New Orleans; grandsons, Jake and Chase Odom of Trinity; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, May, 20, 2004 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Highlands. Interment will follow at White Cemetery in Highlands.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at Sterling White Chapel in Highlands from 5:00 to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 6:30 PM. Arrangements are entrusted to Sterling White Chapel. 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, TX 77562. 281-
426-3555. -
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Cynthia Huron Trout

 

Cynthia Ann Trout, 58, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at her home in Livingston, Texas.  She is survived by her husband David Trout of Livingston, TX, brother Robert Huron of Centerville, TX, daughter Tammy Scott of Fontana, CA, son Paul Finney of Livingston, TX, stepdaughters Linda Kay Otero of Loraine, OH, and Deborah Darrow of Shepherd, TX, stepsons Davy Clinton Trout of Loraine, OH, Michael “BJ” Trout of Conroe, TX, Travis Trout of LaPorte, TX.  Numerous grandchildren, nephews & cousins, uncles J.B. Miks and Gilbert Miks of Baytown, TX and many friends also survive.  She was preceded in death by her father D. C. Huron, her mother Geral Miks Huron, and her brother Harold Huron. She was born October 5, 1947 in Goose Creek, Texas. Pallbearers were Chris Cole, Joseph Darrow, Travis Trout, Michael Trout, Paul Finney & Corey Brandon Trout. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Cochran Funeral Home. Livingston pastor Jack Hagee officiated. Burial was held in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston.
Anna BallAnna Marie Ball Fitzgerald passed away September 11, 2011, in Lantana, Texas, at the age of 63.
 
Anna was born December 8, 1947 to Otis Vaden and Lavonia Marie Waldrop Ball in Baytown, Texas. She and her husband Jimmie raised their children, Scott and Jennifer, in Spring, Texas living briefly in Mobile, Alabama. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Anna cherished working in children’s libraries and creating arts and crafts. Anna was preceded in death by her parents and leaves behind her beloved husband of 42 years, Jimmie Wayne Fitzgerald, her son Scott Fitzgerald and wife Susan, daughter Jennifer James and husband Mike. She also leaves behind her precious grandchildren Elizabeth, Lillian, and Holton James, and Wayne, Benjamin, and Henry Fitzgerald. She is survived by her sister Alice Stephens and husband Joe, of Deer Park, Texas, and brother, Tom Ball and wife Amy, of Morrilton, Arkansas. Anna’s loving, sweet, compassionate nature and her beautiful smile are cherished by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Friday, September 16, 2011, at 10:15am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/TributesAlzheimersChampions? 
Betty Jean Jacobs Davis


Memory submitted by Sandy Davis 7/8/09
I am writing to say a little about a very special classmate, Betty Jean Jacobs.  I'm her husband, Steve "Sandy" Davis (grew up in Liberty).  Betty and I began dating while attending Lee College and were married Thanksgiving day, 1967.  She graduated from Lamar Univ. and taught 3rd grade for several years in the Dickinson I.S.D.  Then she became an agent for State Farm in League City until her death on the 4th of July, 1987 at the age of 39.  She passed away 9 months after being diagnosed with breast cancer.  We knew early on that the cancer had begun to spread throughout her body and that the prognosis was bleak.  She knew she would leave behind her 2 sons, ages 9 & 16, but her outlook was amazing----even inspirational.  She never expressed any self-pity whatsoever.  Her faith sustained her for she knows we will all be reunited as a family unit someday.   Our sons, Jared & Jason,  have grown to be fine young men and have blessed us with 4 beautiful granddaughters thus far.  We feel her presence and take comfort knowing she smiles down on us.  I miss her terribly, but am grateful to Heavenly Father for the time I had with her during her mortal existence.
Betty often spoke fondly of her friends at Robert E. Lee.  Betty Jacobs Davis remained in close contact with several of her classmates right up to the end.
Roger Smelser

Funeral services for Pfc. Roger W. Smelser, 20, who was killed in Vietnam March 8, 1969 will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Earthman Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Cheek officiating. A formal military burial service will be held in Memory Gardens of Baytown Cemetery. The body arrived in Baytown early Tuesday afternoon. The young soldier was an infantryman with Company B, Second Battalion 502 of the 101st Airborne Division stationed near Hue. He was killed while in a defensive position, according to information the family received. Roger attended Robert E. Lee High School before volunteering for the Army. He had been in the Army since August of 1968 and had been in Vietnam since January. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the REL Future Farmers of America Chapter while at REL. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Smelser; two brothers, James Michael Smelser and Walter Donald Smelser, and one sister, Kay Ann Smelser, all of Baytown.
Roger Smelser was killed in action in Viet Nam.  I am a Nam vet and proud to call him my brother         Charlie Frazier 6-5-06

From the Viet Nam Wall:
Roger Smelser was born on July 9, 1948.  He was single and of the Baptist religion. He became a member of the Army while residing in Baytown, Texas and attained the rank of PFC (E3).  On March 8, 1969 at the age of 26, Roger Smelser gave his life in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Thus Thien Province.  You can find Roger Smelser honored on the Vietnam Memorial Wall on Panel 30W, Row 81.
Mary Ann Nichols Williams

Mary Ann Nichols Williams passed away of heart failure on August 16, 1994 at the Moody House Edgewater Retirement Community, where she was a resident intern in preparation for the Methodist Ministry.  She leaves behind three children, Richard B. Hughes, Darcy Williams, and David Williams.  Mary used to say that she wanted to be the one mother to whose house all the kids in the neighborhood would come over to play, because they felt safe there.  Her untimely death cut short her attempt to expand that sentiment to the rest of the world.  I believe that everyone she touched was better off for having known her.  May she rest in peace.
submitted by Richard L. Hughes, Class of 1966.
 

Carlos "Charlie”Martinez


By Clem Hausmann
Carlos Martinez, 57, passed away August 16, 2005. He was a resident of Denver, Colorado for over 30 years. He was a graduate of Tulane University and also Yale. Carlos defined himself as an artist first because this is what gave meaning to his life. He was named Community Outreach Coordinator by the Denver Museum of Natural History and was director for C.H.A.C. “Chicano Humanities and Arts Council”. The art community will be dedicating the annual “Chili Festival” in his honor on September 10th and 11th to recognize his paintings and dedications to his artwork. All proceeds will be donated to Youth Education for the Arts. Carlos has a large family and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his father, Alberto J. Martinez and by his sister, Irene Martinez. He is survived by his mother, Elvira B. Martinez of Baytown, TX; brothers, Albert J. Martinez Jr. of Baytown, TX, David Martinez and wife Maureen of Houston, TX, George Martinez of Fayetteville, TX, and Joseph Martinez and wife Ruth of Baytown, TX; sisters, Eva Benavides and husband Guadalupe of Baytown, TX, Paula Eliaz and husband Tony of League City, TX, Maria Teresa (Mona) Martinez of Baytown, TX, and Maria Guadalupe (Lupe) Garcia and husband Efrain of Baytown, TX,; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2005 At Earthman Funeral Home. 3919 Garth Road, Baytown. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 22, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Luis Hernandez, O.S.A. officiating, 1124 Beech Street, Baytown, Texas. Pallbearers will be George Martinez, Joseph Martinez, David Martinez, Efrain Garcia, Tony Eliaz, and Joe Bernal.

 
Linda Marie Sjolander

Born Sept 19, 1947 • Baytown, Texas
Died Aug 11, 2000 • Galveston County, Texas

 
Maria DeJesus Del Toro

 

Maria “Mary Jane” DeJesus Del Toro, 59, of Baytown, passed away Monday, September 18, 2006, at a local hospital. She was born August 25, 1947, to Jesus and Simona (Olachia) Del Toro, in Baytown, TX. She was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and also a member of The Altar Society. After retiring from nursing, she enjoyed sewing and watching the Astros, but her most favorite time was spent with her grandchildren, who she adored. Maria was a devoted mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and a treasured friend to many. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Preceded in death by her father, Jesus Del Toro and sister, Geneva Avalos, she is survived by her loving daughters, Rachel Hewitt and her husband, Michael, of Baytown, Christine Taylor and her husband, Ervin, of Baytown, and Andrea Mayfield and her husband, Clint, of Deer Park; mother, Simona Del Toro; brothers, Luz Del Toro and his wife, Delores, of Seabrook, Antonio Del Toro and his wife, Elizabeth, of Baytown, and Carlos Del Toro and his wife, Melissa, of Baytown; grandchildren, Aaron and Kaylie Hewitt, Olivia, Marcus and Noah Taylor and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Honoring the family as pallbearers will be Michael Hewitt, Ervin Taylor, Clint Mayfield, Benjamin Del Toro, Mark Del Toro, Brent Del Toro, Eric Del Toro and Joe Del Toro. Honorary pallbearers are Luz Del Toro, Antonio Del Toro, Carlos Del Toro, Abel Del Toro, Alford Rodriguez and Daniel Avalos. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 21, 2006, from 6 to 9 pm with a rosary at 7 pm at the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held 10:00 am Friday, September 22, 2006, at St Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Dwight Canizares as celebrant. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown, 281.839.0700. To view the obituary and post an online tribute to the family, visit:www.crespoandjirrels.com
Ancelmo "Al"Juarez

Ancelmo (Al) Juarez, Jr., 61, of New Orleans, LA and formerly of Baytown, TX, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2007. He was born on August 12, 1945 in New Gulf, Texas. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1966. He is preceded in death by his parents Arnulfo C. Villarreal and Luisa (Amaro) Villarreal. He is survived by his brother, Robert Juarez, of Palacios, Texas, sisters Eva DeLeon and Maria Garza of Houston, TX; sons Tommy Juarez, of Colorado Springs, CO, Andy Juarez, of Providence RI, Juan Carlos, of Deer Park, TX, and daughters Angel Hux, of Baytown, Texas and Misti Juarez, of Houston Texas; companion Mary Reuter and daughter Christian of New Orleans, LA; grandchildren Jonas Rodriguez, Jr., Jacob Rodriguez, Joshua Rodriguez, Juliana Marie Hux, and Kayla Alicia Juarez and numerous family and friends. Services are pending through Morales Funeral Home, 2901 Canal Street, Houston, Texas; (713) 223-1167. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at St. Patrick’s Church, 4918 Cochran Street, Houston, Texas; (713) 695-0631.
Lucas E. Estrada
 

Born in Baytown, Texas on Oct. 18, 1946 ,59, life long resident of Baytown, TX, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, June 03, 2006 in Houston, TX. After a 3 year courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side. Mr. Estrada retired from Exxon after 34 years of service. He was a member of Gospel Light House Church, he coached the Baytown Girls Softball league for many years. He also loved the Gander Football Games, Dallas Cowboys and was a big fan of Elvis Presley. He loved Christmas and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Estrada was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving 3 years in the Vietnam Era. He is survived by his loving wife Mary E. Estrada of 36 years, son; Robby Estrada of Baytown, TX, daughters; Melissa Estrada of Baytown, TX, Amy Estrada Coker and husband Roy of Norfolk, VA and Joni Estrada and Manuel Torres of Baytown, TX, mother; Guadalupe Estrada of Baytown, TX, sisters; Frances Estrada Sheldon and husband Dan of Baytown, TX and Janie Estrada of Baytown, TX, brother; David Estrada and wife Rosie of Wichita, KS, grandchildren; Taylor, Lauren, Brayden Torres all of Baytown and Jordan Hinojosa of Norfolk, VA, brothers-in-law; Jose Garcia and wife Judy of Columbus, TX, Gilberto Garcia and wife Lydia of Devine, TX Vidal Garcia and wife Mary Ruth of Jourdanton, TX and Edward Garcia and wife Eva of Castroville, TX and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Acting as Pallbearers will be Edward Garcia, Vidal Garcia, Reyes Ramirez, Tony Ramirez, Manuel Pequeno and Wilbert Fontenot. Honorary Pallbearers include, Robby Estrada, Gilberto Garcia and Jose Garcia. Our Family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for their genuine devotion and concerning care.
Joe Ross AylorJoe Ross Aylor, departed this life at home on March 10, 2006.

He was born May 4, 1948 in Baytown, Texas to Joe and Elizabeth Aylor. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, joined the Navy in 1968 served in Vietnam on the Navy SeaBees Team. He's been in the construction business his entire life and at the time of his death was the owner of ARJ Contractors. He enjoyed working, hunting, and the Dallas Cowboys. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Sue Aylor; daughters and sons-in-law, Angel and Mark Carlson, Kristi and Troy Bowden; son and daughter-in-law, Joe Ray and Lauren Aylor; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Milton Green; sister, Lynn Davis; stepbrother, Brad Wolcik; mother-in-law, Troylene Keoughan; granddaughters, Delaina Smith, Rylee Bowden, Chiann Aylor; uncles, and aunts, OB Aylor, JC, and Olga Aylor; nephews, Jim LeCompte, Darrin Hanson, Wes Hardin; and numerous cousins, and friends. 
Services were entrusted to Navarre Funeral Home of Baytown, Texas.
Becky Suzanne Holder Renaud

Becky Suzanne Holder Renaud, 58, of Seabrook, passed away on June 17, 2007 due to an illness that took her precious life too soon. She was a loving, caring, passionate daughter and friend to many friends and family. Becky enjoyed traveling the hills of Texas, walking on the beach and spending time with friends and family. She was also a member of the Methodist faith. Born and raised in Baytown, Becky graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and then continued her studies at Southwest Texas State University where she graduated with a degree in Education. She taught school for 30 years, 20 years with Goose Creek ISD and 10 years with LaMarque ISD. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at the Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Baytown with Rev. Ken Goodell officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at the Navarre Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Baytown. She was preceded in death by: Mother: Palma Holder and Cousin: Clay Vincent. Survivors include: Father: Prentice Holder of Hemphill; Adoptive Daughter: Lynette Thompson and her husband David; Cousins: Robin Little and Family, Sherrill Chaffin and Family, Ronnie Callaway and Family, Gary Vincent and Family and Sammy Vincent and Family; Aunt: Freda Riley Ripkowski and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 18301 Egret Bay Blvd, Houston, TX 77058 (281) 335-1411. o view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521, (281) 422-8111.  
Leslie “Les” Lee Carter, 59, of Alvin, Texas passed away June 25, 2007.

He was born November 18, 1947 to J.B. and Dorothy (Wilburn) Carter in Baytown, Texas. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. Les was a quiet man, rather private but loved his family and friends very much. He worked as a journeyman since 1972. Les was a member and had 39 years good standing with IPEW Local Union #527 of Galveston County. He was a 17-year member of the John Mitchell Masonic Lodge #1401 in Hitchcock, Texas. Les loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Lounelle O'Grady Thompson

 

Lounelle O GradyOn July 15, 2007, Lounelle away, surrounded by family and friends. Lounelle, born July 22, 1948, was the daughter of Norman B. O'Grady and Ruth C. O'Grady. They raised her in Baytown, Texas where her love for music and singing became evident at an early age. Lounelle's passion for music and singing carried on throughout her entire life and loved to share her talents with family and friends. Lounelle's love for life is noticed by everyone that had the privilege of knowing her and being a part of her life. Her contagious laughter and presence will be heard and felt always by all of those who loved her. A devoted and beloved mother, Lounelle is survived by her son, Jack Scott; her daughter, Katelyn Christine; and many other close family members and friends including Gayle "Birdie" Marrs, Billie Shadid and Debbie Canales. The Thompson family would also like to Thank all of the hospital staff at St. David's hospital for all of their help and support for Lounelle and the family during this hard time. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm 8:00 pm on Friday, July 20, at Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 21 at Wilke-Clay-Fish Chapel, followed by a Celebration of Lounelle's life at the family home. Arrangements by Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress, Austin, TX 512/442-1446. You may view memorials at www.wcfish.com.
Gary W Ford


Gary Wayne Ford, died Aug. 30, 1983, from a massive heart attack.  He left behind wife Karen (Floyd) Ford and 14-yr old son Shannon Lee Ford.  He was employed by US Steel for a number of years prior and up to the time of his death.  Even when times were hard, Gary had a unique way of making everyone laugh.  He was an avid fisherman, and some of his happiest times were sitting in a boat or standing on the banks of Highlands Reservoir with his best friend, J. C. (Sonny) Greenhaw.  
Submitted by his sister,Terry (Ford) Moore--REL class of ’67
Robert “Bob” Moore 
 
Robert Franklin (Bob) Moore , age 60, passed away at his home in Flower Mound,Texas on Sunday May 11,2008. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy Prince Moore, Daughter and Son-in-Law Robin & Marcus Schwandner, Daughter and Son-in-Law Missy & Kyle Lewallen, Daughter Jace Moore and Son Colt Moore. He is also survived by 7 grand-children Kristin, Marissa, Dalton, Mason & Matthew Schwandner and Faith and Seth Reese. He is survived by his mother Mary Fullen, Brother and Sister-in-law Ron & Kim Moore, Sisters Sherry Jackson and Beverly Miller. He was preceded in death by his father Bill Moore, Father-in-law J.R. Prince and brother-in laws Billy Don Prince and Larry Miller and Step-Father Bob Fullen. He is also survived by his Mother-in-law Alpha Bea Prince, Sister-in-laws & Brother-in-laws Linda & Charles Simms, Catherine & Bob Craig, Buddy Prince, Tom & Karen Prince, Milton & Judy Prince, Terry & Debbie Prince and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts & uncles who loved him dearly. A loving and devoted father, husband, son, brother and grand-father, he was known as”Bob Bob” to his grand-children and “Mr. Bob” to the neighborhood kids. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. Bob was a 1966 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, where he met and married his high school sweetheart Judy in 1967. He was a sailor in the U.S. Naval Submarine Reserves during the late 1960’s and lived in the Highlands-Baytown area for many years. Bob was a 3rd generation building contractor for 35 years and owned his own company. He built in the Ft. Clark Springs area in the 1980s and has built and remodeled in the DFW area for the last 20 years. People were amazed at his talent, knowledge and abilities. He always strove for perfection in his work. Bob  was an avid sportsman who loved hunting with his family and teaching his children and grandchildren about nature and the great outdoors. He was very loving and giving, never turning down anyone that was in need. He will be greatly missed by many. Services will be held on Thursday May 15, 2008 at First Baptist Church, 210 Magnolia, in Highlands at 2:00 pm.
Carl Holzheuser was born on August 11, 1947 and passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2009.

Carl was a resident of Baytown, Texas
Donna Baldwin wolfDonna Dale Baldwin Wolf, 60, of Crosby, passed away at her home Saturday, September 20, 2008.
 
She was raised in Baytown and was a 1966 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. While skating as a young girl at Baytown Roller Rink, she caught the eye of the young man who would one day become her husband. She and Jimmy W. Wolf were married in 1966 and they were blessed with two sons. She worked as a receptionist and secretary for several banks, including Crosby State Bank in Crosby, and IGI Manufacturing. Her favorite hobbies included shopping and going to garage sales, but her passion was her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Johnny Mae Walters, and mother and father in law, Wilse and Alice Wolf. Her loving family includes her husband of 42 years, Jimmy W. Wolf, Sr., of Crosby; sons, Jimmy W. Wolfe, Jr. and his wife, Meredith, of Pasadena, and John C. Wolf; sister, Felicia Westmoreland, her husband, Joe, of Crane, Texas and their children, Bill Rogers and Grady Westmoreland; brother and sister in law, Jerry & Sherry Wolf of Liberty, and Jannie & Murray Foreman, of Baytown; her beloved grandchildren, Skylette Moran Wolf, Tabatha Brooke Wolf, Caitlynn Alyssa Wolf, Gabriel Ashlyn Wolf, and Patrick Prince; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and a host of treasured friends too numerous to mention.Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home. Service of remembrance will be 11 a.m., Thursday, September 25, 2008, in the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels, with Robert Nichols, officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens. Honoring the family as pallbearers will be David Motley, Robert Lee Foreman, Kevin Sharp, J.J. Wolf, Clint Wolf, Bill Rogers, and Grady Westmoreland. dob 11/29/47
Ronnie Dale Voigt

 

Ronnie, age 61, of Gonzales, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2009.  He was born August 27, 1947. He was a Marine and served in Vietnam and he  was a member of the Gonzales V.F.W. Post 4817.  Survivors include his father, Raymond Voigt of Belton; one daughter, Sagen E. Voigt of Gonzales; step-son, Shane Brzozowski and his wife Elaine of Gonzales; two grandchildren, Aubrey Hernandez and Seth Brzozowski, both of Gonzales; two brothers, Danny Voigt and Jimmy Voigt, both of Gonzales; two nieces, Krystal Voigt and Courtney Voigt, both of Gonzales; his step-father, Roy Glover, of Gonzales.  He was preceeded in death by his mother, Evelyn Heinemeyer Glover and his  brother, Rocky Allen Voigt. Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Gonzales Memorial  Park Cemetery with Rev. Clint Lowery officiating.  Honorary pallbearers were members of the Gonzales V.F.W. Post 4817. Memorials may be made to the Gonzales V.F.W. Post 4817 or to Accolade  Hospice, 222 West Grand, Yoakum, Texas 77995.  Seydler-Hill Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Betty Jacks Phelps
Betty JacksFuneral services for Betty Jacks Phelps, 61 of Rockville, Maryland, were held on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 3 p.m. in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Reverend James Watson officiating. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors. Betty Jacks Phelps pass away on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Maryland, after falling ill shortly after celebrating the inauguration of our new President. Mrs. Phelps and her devoted husband have lived in the DC area since 1994. Mrs. Phelps was born September 9, 1947, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to the late James Richard and Gertrude Bea Thompson Jacks. She was reared and received her education in Baytown, Texas. She attended court reporting school and was a freelance court reporter for many years in Houston, Texas. She eloped with Randy Phelps on August 8, 1977, in San Antonio, Texas, and their two hearts beat together for 31 years. They were the loves of each other's lives. Mrs. Phelps was a renaissance woman; an artist, writer, gardener, lover of politics and devoted mother to her three precious dogs. She was an activist for women's rights and was a former officer of the Houston Chapter of the National Organization for Women. Her survivors include her husband, Randy Phelps, PhD. of Rockville, Maryland; a brother, James Richard "Dickie" Jacks and his wife Earlene of Carthage, Texas; a sister-in-law, Deanna Martin andn lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to support women's health through the American Heart Association at www.americanheart.org or animal rescue at the Montgomery County Maryland Humane Society www.mchumane.org.  
Nancy Jean (DeVaal) Rhodes, 59, of Mont Belvieu, was born on October 12, 1947, and passed away Thursday, September 13, 2007, under the care of Odyssey Hospice in Baytown.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Pieter and Ruth Mary DeVaal and sister, Kathryn Payne. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of almost 42 years, David Rhodes; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Julie Rhodes; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and David Coker; grandchildren, Thomas, Nicholas and Kathryn Coker and Paige Rhodes; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Leonard McLain and numerous nieces and nephews. Her wishes were to be cremated. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Houston SPCA or to BACCR in Baytown, her two favorite animal charities. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crespo and Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown, 281.839.0700
Larry Scott Russell, 62, of Crosby, passed away on June 12, 2009, at a Baytown hospital.
 
He was born on June 4, 1947, in Baytown to Frank Russell and Lucy (Jennings) Russell. A 1966 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, Mr. Russell proudly served in the United States Marines and then worked as a retail manager.Mr. Russell is preceded in death by his parents; and is survived by a son, Tony Scott Russell and wife, Kimberly, of Yorktown, VA; one sister, Cindy Hopmann of Palacios, TX; one brother, Norman Russell, of Arlington, TX; two grandchildren, Aeriel Russell and Daphnie Russell; and nieces and nephews, Crispin Gale, Lori Hopmann, Sean Russell and Stephanie Russell.A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 19, 2009, at 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels, with Pastor Richard Rose officiating. Interment will follow at 11:45 a.m. at Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown 77521, 281.839.0700. Cemetery: U. S. Houston National Cemetery
Barbara Jean (Odom) AllenBarbara Jean (Odom) Allen: Barbara Jean Allen

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arbara Jean (Odom) Allen, 61, a life long resident of Baytown, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 30, 2009. Barbara was born in Baytown on October 25, 1947, the 2nd of 4 children to Beatrice and Fisher Odom.
Barbara had a strong faith in God and loved to dance and sing for the Lord. Her family knows that is what she is doing now. Barbara held her cosmetology license for many years and was a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). She worked for several area doctors before moving to geriatric care in area nursing homes. Barbara loved to decorate her house, make artificial floral arrangements and work in her yard. In July 2009 she was recognized with the Cedar Bayou Garden Club Yard of the Month for which she was very proud. She was a loving “Mam Maw” who cherished time spent with her grandchildren.Barbara was preceded in death by her father and is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Johnny Allen of Baytown; mother, Beatrice Odom of Baytown; siblings, Scharlotte (Odom) Hughes and husband Sam of Baytown, Denise Odom and husband Victor Boiles of League City and Glen Odom and wife Suzanne of Baytown; children, Rodney A. Evans and wife Celeste of Baytown, Annette (Evans) Durrett and husband Charles of Houston, Melissa (Davenport) Allen and husband Stephen of Baytown; stepdaughter, Angela (Allen) Espinosa and husband Miguel of Burlingame, CA.; grandchildren, Rodney Jr., Hunter, Sophia, Ashley, Abbey, Brooke, Morgan, Tessa and William; numerous nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. Her family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Navarre Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park in Houston.  Serving as pallbearers will be Victor Boiles, Charles Durrett, Rodney Evans, Jr., John Hall, Rick Johnson and Stephen Allen.To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com
Allen Tomlinson-REL Class of 66Allen Alan Tomlinson 

 Alan, 61, of Baytown was born August 11, 1948 in Dayton and passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010 in a Houston hospital. He was a 1966 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and was a U. S. Army Viet Nam veteran. He retired from Lubrizol and was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise and Gerald Tomlinson. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Tomlinson, son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Nikki Tomlinson and daughter and son-in-law, Jodie and Jason Meredith, all of Baytown; sister and brother-in-law, Becky and John White of Forney; brothers, Steve Tomlinson of Baytown and Wade Tomlinson of Gonzales, LA; grandchildren, Troy, Taylor and Tyson Tomlinson and Jacie and Jaden Meredith; and his "girls", Priscilla and Maddy.A memorial service will be held Friday, June 25, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 600 W. Sterling Ave., Baytown, TX 77520 with Rev. Brad Hoffman officiating. At his request, he was cremated.
Eddie Bridwell, 62, of Baytown passed away July 13, 2010.
 
He was born in Baytown January 26, 1948 to Aaron and Betty Bridwell. He was a participant and honored survivor of the Bay Area Relay for Life and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play little league baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball and many other sports. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Bridwell, and his brothers James Lee Bridwell and Billy Wayne Bridwell. He is survived by his wife, Beth Ann Bridwell of Baytown, his father, Aaron Bridwell of Baytown, two sons, Greg Bridwell and wife Alma of Westmont, IL, Michael Bridwell and wife Rachell of Highlands, his daughter, Amy Tierney and husband Kevin of Decatur, GA, his sisters, Carol Fabian of Baytown and Dorothy Murphy of Center, TX, his mother in law, Peggy Anderson of Baytown and grandchildren, Keaton Michael Bridwell, Anderson Reid Bridwell, Lillian Grace Bridwell, Scott Gregory Bridwell, and Suzanne Elizabeth Tierney along with numerous nieces and nephews. His family would like to express deep appreciation for the special care and attention given to Eddie and his family during his time spent with the nurses and doctors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, OK and M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston. They would also like to express gratitude to Eddie’s doctors: Hays, Rauf, Hafeez and Barbandi and the doctors at Texas Oncology. The kindness and concern shown to Eddie and the family by the doctors, nurses, staff and other caregivers will never be forgotten. His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Thursday, July 15th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m at Navarre Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Webb officiating with special words shared by Eddie’s childhood friends, Ricky Burch and Mickey Tiner. To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com
Kay Jungbluth Richards

Kay Jungbluth RichardsKay, 63, of Baytown passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 in a Houston hospital. Kay Jungbluth Richards, 63, lifelong resident of Baytown was born January 2, 1948 in Galveston and passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 in a Houston hospital. She was a 1966 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. She retired from NOV and loved to travel, gamble, and be in the outdoors. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Jo Jungbluth. She is survived by her daughter, Shea Richards and son, Blake Richards, both of Baytown; sister, Janet Flournoy and former husband, Terry Flournoy of Baytown; brother, Ted Jungbluth of Cleveland, OH; precious granddaughter, Chloe Richards; former husband, Kenneth Richards of New Caney; and nieces and nephews, Taryn and Kade Flournoy, Evan and Kyla Jungbluth, and Jordan and Jaycee. er family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Navarre Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Dees officiating. Entombment will follow at Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Edwards, Bubba Lancon, Pat Bell, Brad Wolcik, Kade Flournoy, and Wade Ritchie. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.
 
Flois Dale (Monk) Smith, 63, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, was born October 3, 1947 in Baytown, Texas to Floyd & Ellen Monk.
 
flois monkAfter a long struggle with cancer, she left this earth to be with her Lord, Sunday, July 24, 2011. Flois or “NaNa” by her beloved grandchildren; has been a lifelong resident of the Highlands area. Among the many things Flois enjoyed in life were shopping, gardening and her beloved Pomeranian, “Lexey”. Her time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her most precious moments, and she will be deeply missed by all. She is preceded in death by her mother, Ellen Monk. Flois is survived by her beloved husband of forty-four years, William Morris Smith; daughter, Misti Shrum & husband Jody; son, Jake Smith & wife Rachel; three grandchildren, Brittany McClung, Skyler Smith and Cash Smith; three great-grandchildren, Madison McClung, McKenzie McClung and Hunter McClung; sisters, Ellen Doyle & husband Jesse, Rosanna Monk; and numerous other family and friends. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 5-8pm at Sterling - White Funeral Home in the Chapel. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10:00 am at Sterling - White Funeral Home in the Chapel. Burial will follow at Sterling - White Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Sterling - White Funeral Home & Cemetery, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Road, Highlands, Texas 77562. To send the family condolences please visit www.sterlingwhite.com.
Vernon R. Hayes

The angels spread their wings on September 21, 1947 and brought new life to Houston. Vernon R. Hayes, 63, of Baytown was born to Lawrence M. Hayes and Orlean Margariete Hayes. He retired from OXY Chemical on March 31, 2011 as a maintenance supervisor. Vernon enjoyed being a father and grandfather, spending time at the deer lease, and annual family ski trips to Red River, NM. He and his wife, Wilma enjoyed the many motorcycle trips they took together. Vernon was a very active member of Optimist International of which he held various offices in both the district and local club level, including serving as a past Governor of the S. E. Texas District. He was also an active member of the Baytown Lions Club and a member of Second Baptist Church. Vernon was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Hayes; sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Laura Hayes, Michael and Ann Hayes, Deke and Connie Witt, and Scott Witt; sisters and brother-in-law, Kathy and Royce Williams and Cindy Wolfe; and grandchildren, Zach Hayes, Rachel Witt, Forest Hayes, Kelsey Lyles, James Witt, Sarah Hayes, Corbin Hayes, and Josie Witt. His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Navarre Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Stafford officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ken Pantin, Todd Phelps, Charlie Miles, Mike Shirley, David Evans, and Billy Mitchell.In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761, www.heart.org, the Baytown Optimist Club, P. O. Box 695, Baytown, TX 77522, or the charity of one's choice. Vernon's sly sense of humor, gravely voice, and smile will be sorely missed.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.
 
Barbara KirklandBarbara Sue Kirkland McCauley, age 63, a 20 year breast cancer survivor, went to be with the Lord May 2, 2011.

Her husband, Davis, was at her bedside when she drew her last tiny breath. She was born in Baytown, Texas, September 24, 1947, to the late Joe and Hilda Kirkland. She met Davis on Valentine's Day, 1967, and they were married December 26 the same year. It was her beautiful smile that captured his heart, a smile she maintained through all her setbacks. She went back to college to follow her second dream after being a homemaker for 20 years. On May 12, 1990, at the age of 42, she graduated from the University of Houston - Clearlake with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Shortly after her graduation she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She forged her way through four months of chemotherapy and then started her teaching career. She taught 4 years at Baytown's St. Joseph Catholic School, where she received the 1994-1995 Monsignor Joseph P. O'Sullivan Staff Award. Next she taught 12 years at Channelview ISD, Hamblen Elementary School in particular. In December, 2004 her cancer returned. She courageously worked until December 31, 2006 and retired. From January 2007 through December 23, 2010, she was under the concerned care of Dr. Harry Price and the angelic chemotherapy nurses of Oncology Consultants of Houston. Then December 24, 2010, the family, along with Barbara's consent, started Home Hospice care with Faith Community Hospice of Baytown with Davis as her full time caregiver. Then December 24, 2. The Hospice Nurses and aides that came out on a regular basis checking on her were also angelic. And a special thanks to Dr. Guidry, the Hospice physician. Barbara was born into Central Baptist Church and was a lifetime member and had many friends there that loved and prayed for her. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Davis McCauley; son, Andrew McCauley; daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Howard Thomsen; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Sean LaPlante; brother, David Hollaway; grandchildren, Mason Phipps, Jadine Wannamaker, Jesse Thomsen, Adrien LaPlante, and Jolene Barbara LaPlante. Barbara will be cremated and her ashes will be placed in a wall niche in the beautiful Houston, VA cemetery and await the ashes of Davis. There will not be a family visitation or a funeral service. Her immediate family will meet at the site when her ashes are placed in the wall niche. For those of you that knew and loved her, please keep her lively and courageous spirit and beautiful smile in your memory.

In lieu of flowers/plants please send donations to Central Baptist Church, 1800 King Street, Baytown 77520, in memory of Barbara.
 
Scott TownsendJohn Scott Townsend 62, of Baytown, Texas, passed away Friday, August 27, 2010, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. 

Scott was born January 9, 1948, in Baytown to his late parents, Beulah Armenia Martin Townsend and Leslie Warren Townsend, grew up in a wonderful 1950's neighborhood environment in Baytown, where his father worked for Exxon, and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1966. After attending Lee College, Scott worked for Lee College for 30 years, retiring in 2005. His greatest pleasures in life were the simple things like talking with friends, reading, and watching television. Scott was a sweet, kind, generous, and gentle soul, much like his beloved mother and father.Scott is survived by his brother, Craig Arnold Townsend of Houston, nephew Kelly Craig Townsend of Austin, and grandnephew, Emmett Scott Townsend. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at Navarre Funeral Home. A service will be held at 10:00 a.m.,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at the funeral home with Rev. Nancy Cobbs officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at Oakland Cemetery in Navasota. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the John Scott Townsend Scholarship Fund, c/o Lee College, P.O. Box 818, Baytown, Texas 77522. Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521, (281)422-8111.
Linda Dunaway, 63

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assed away on July 28, 2011, in Pasadena, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Betty Jo Dunaway and brother, Ronnie Dunaway. Linda is survived by her daughter, Shelly Sybert and her husband Richard; son, Chris Schrier; grandchildren, Christopher, Brett; Schrier and his wife Courtney, Christopher Thomas Schrier, Eric Sybert, Timothy Joseph; TJ; Schrier and Caylee Schrier; great-grandchildren, Addison Hogan and Bentley Bryan Schrier; aunts, Faye Robinson and her husband Robby, and Carolyn Moran; also survived by Cherrie Russell and her husband Robby who she loved like a daughter and numerous loving family members and friends. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 1, 2011, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Grand View Funeral Home. Services will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Grand View Funeral Home. Interment will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park. Online memorial tributes may be placed at www.grandviewfunerals.com
 
William "Steve" Holmes, Jr.
September 6, 1947 - December 4, 2011

Funeral services for Mr. William “Steve” Holmes, Jr. age 64, of Carthage, TX, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Delbert Stone officiating. Interment will follow in Rock Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Holmes passed away on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4, 2011, in South Bend, Indiana.
Mr. William “Steve” Holmes, Jr. was born on Sept. 6, 1947, in Chicago, IL. He was the son of William Holmes, Sr. and Dorothy Campbell Holmes. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, TX with the class of 1966. After graduation, Mr. Holmes attended trade school. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1972, attaining the rank of Quartermaster before being honorably discharged. He re-joined the U.S. Navy reserves as a Seabee. Mr. Holmes worked for Texas Department of Transportation as an engineer until his retirement in 2011. He was an avid ham radio operator, loved photography, traveling, and was a loving father and grandfather. Mr. Holmes moved to Carthage in 1983, from Tulsa, OK and was a member of Central Baptist Church. Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Holmes is survived by one daughter, Ann Bogenschutz and husband Todd of Carthage; one son, Kevin Holmes and wife Shay of Douglasville, GA; one brother, Terry Holmes of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchildren, Stephen and Paige Bogenschutz and Austin, Dallas, and Houston Holmes; aunt, Esther Messmore and cousin, Jerri Messmore both of South Bend, IN; and special friend, Patty Dawson of Carthage.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Bogenschutz, Richard Bagley, Max Stillwell, Mike Anderson, Ray Brady, Pat Porter, and Stephen Bogenschutz.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are the members of the area Ham Radio Club.
A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com
Marilyn Marshall Bennett Jobe passed away on December 19, 2011 after battling cancer.

Marilyn MarshallShe was born in Houston on July 16th, 1948 and raised in nearby Baytown. She married her high school sweetheart, Roger Bennett, while attending Lamar University, where she received a B.S. in Elementary Education. She later received her Master's from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She taught elementary school in Portland, Texas for many years and was a talented writer, publishing a tour guide and many magazine articles. In later years she enjoyed writing speeches and speaking to women at church retreats and Ladies' Days. Marilyn and Roger raised their children in Portland. Several years after Roger's passing she married Chuck Jobe and moved to The Woodlands, and after they retired they called Chappell Hill home as well.

She is preceded in death by her parents William and Nona Marshall and brother, Maurice, as well as her husband of 27 years, Roger Bennett. She is survived by her adoring husband of 11 years, Chuck Jobe. She is survived by sons Roger and wife Beth Bennett, Andy and wife Katie Bennett, and daughter Kimberly and husband Kyle Stringer. She was also precious Grammy to Colten, Maddie, Claire, Seth, Laura, Blake, Gavin, and Cullen. She is also survived by her brother Bill Marshall.Marilyn's life was a life lived in service to her Lord. Countless people name her as bible teacher, camp counselor at Camp Bandina, spiritual mentor, and friend. Her home was always open to those she loved and she loved many. She was a devoted mother to her children and she had no greater joy than to know that they too walk in the Truth. Her grandchildren will remember her as fun-loving and doting, someone who baked cookies, painted rocks, and swung in tree swings with them. Marilyn was passionate about life: she enjoyed gardening, cooking, and singing, and she also loved hunting, fishing, and water skiing. She was a wonderful piano player and countless people have had the pleasure of singing around the piano with her and her family.
Her memorial service will be held at A&M Church of Christ in College Station at 2:00 pm on December 21. She will have a private burial service in Portland followed by a memorial service at the Kings Crossing Church of Christ in Corpus Christi on December 22 at 3:00 pm . Her pall bearers are Dan Bennett, Bruce Bennett, Dan Jobe, Randy Blankinship, Mark Blankinship, and Jimmy D. West. Bill Marshall and David Blankinship are honorary pall bearers.
Funeral arrangements for Marilyn Jobe are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit the website www.memorialoakschapel.com
Ronnie Dwayne "Light'nin" Pitts, 64, of Highlands, TX passed away February 17, 2012.

He was born on November 13, 1947. He was a graduate of Lee High School Class of 1966. He also served in the U.S. Army and was an avid gun enthusiast. Ronnie worked 47 years as a pipe-liner, welder and inspector. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and four-wheeling.

He was preceded in death by his father, Emmitt Dalton Pitts; mother, Bertha Lee Barron; and brother, Jerry Kent Pitts.
He is survived by his sister, Cynthia Sue Pitts-Webb and husband James Henry Webb; nieces, Kimberly Ann Webb, and Jamie Sue Webb-Burch and husband Shelton Lee Burch; great nieces and nephews, Stacey LeeAnna Edmondson and Harold Pilgreen, and Henry Dalton Edmondson, Miranda Nicole Burch, Shelton Jasper Burch and Bridget Leigh Burch; great-great niece, Khloie LeeAnna Pilgreen.
The family will receive friends and family on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Earthman Funeral Home Chapel, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Earthman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Habermehl officiating. Interment will follow at San Jacinto Cemetery with Military Honors.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Shelton Burch, Harold Pilgreen, Luke Jordan, Ryan Jordan, Jerry Allen, and Joey Flinn. Serving as Honorary Pallbearer will be Calvin Stanton.
 
Glenda Chamblin Browning

Glenda G. Browning, 65, of Baytown, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in a local hospital. A life-long resident of Baytown, Glenda was born on December 24, 1948, to William Chamblin and Lois Maze Chamblin. She was a faithful member of Cedar Bayou Baptist Church and chose a career as a teacher. Glenda enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Lois Chamblin and her cousin, Claude Chamblin; Glenda is survived by her loving husband, Travis E. Browning; son, Travis E. Browning II and wife, Candace, of Jarrell, Texas; daughter, Tracey Browning of Baytown; brother, Michael Chamblin; sister, Jeanne Flewellen and husband, Porter; grandchildren, Travis E. Browning III and Maili Browning; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels, with Reverend Denton Maze officiating. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Peebles Cemetery near Goodrich, Texas. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Road, Baytown 77521, 281.839.0700.
 
Beverly Hobbs Duke-Stone, 65, of Mont Belvieu, Texas, was called home by her Lord and Savior on June 19, 2013.

She was surrounded by her husband, Rick, her children, Bryan, Chris and Misty, and many more life-long and church family and friends. Beverly was born in Baytown, Texas on February 6, 1948. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown in 1966 and worked at Exxon-Mobil for 25 years. Beverly met her soul mate, Rick Stone, in January 2007; they married on April 28, 2012. Beverly dedicated her life to her Lord and Savior and spent her time providing for and serving others. She raised and was very proud of her two sons and their wives, and she absolutely doted on her grandchildren. Beverly volunteered endless hours of her life to help others by working with the United Way, Relay for Life, Meals on Wheels and recently the Eagle Heights Church's Quilt Ministry. Her love and presence will be as everlasting as her place in heaven. Beverly is preceded in death by her parents, Melton Edward and Vera Maureen Hobbs. Beverly is survived by her husband, Rick Stone; her sons and daughters-in-law, Chris & Misty Duke and Bryan & Dana Duke; eight grandchildren, Kaylee, Abigayle and Madalynn Duke, Bryson and Allie Duke, Macen James, and Matthew and Miranda Webb; her brother and sister, Michael Hobbs and Jan Chapman; and many other family members, friends, and church family. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21 at Navarre Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Eagle Heights Church in Mont Belvieu, Texas. A private burial will occur on Monday. Pastor Scott Neal will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels or the Eagle Eights Church Homeless Ministry, 14120 Highway 146, Dayton, TX 77535. The family would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to the Eagle Heights Church family for their support and prayers during this time. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX 77521 (281) 422-8111. - See more at:
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Janice Price Racca
September 11, 1947 - July 21, 2013
 
Rev. Teddy Carroll Purdy

"Faithful". That is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of this gentle man of God.

"Faithful". That is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of this gentle man of God. Those who would enter his home spoke of the peace they felt. The conversations, no matter where they started, would ultimately end talking about the goodness of God and His glory and majesty. Early Saturday morning, the Lord Jesus decided these conversations needed to be face to face. One minute Rev. Purdy was here with loved ones and friends. The next minute, he was standing before the Throne of Grace, talking to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Faithful to his wife of forty-seven years, faithful to his friends, faithful to his Savior. This is the epithet that should be on his gravestone. Teddy and his wife Suzanne co-pastored a UPCI church in Casper, Wyoming and pastored the UPCI church in Mont Belvieu, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Purdy, son Paul Purdy, daughter in law Pam Purdy, daughter Jeanine Schrimpf, son in law Philip Schrimpf, grandson Trey Purdy, granddaughter Kayla Schrimpf and too numerous to mention here all of the aunts, uncles, cousins and the many friends of the Purdy family.
Steve Winford McCaleb
October 7, 1947 - June 6, 2014 

Steve Winford McCaleb, born October 7, 1947 in Goose Creek, TX, went home to the Lord on June 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Steve lived his life to the fullest. He served his country in the Army before spending his career in the petrochemical industry. He never saw anything as a challenge which could not be overcome and went on to excel at everything to which he dedicated himself. Active from a young age, he excelled in sports such as racquetball, golf, softball, and weightlifting, was gifted at culinary arts, and he served for years as a volunteer fireman. He was a fan of geology and spent the last years of his life dedicated to his rock polishing craft and was a member of the Houston Gem and Mineral Society. Known best for his sense of humor (which he had right up until the end), he never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Leslie; son Jason McCaleb of Anchorage, AK; daughter and son-in-law Ashley and Jess Motter of Pasadena, TX; daughter and future son-in-law Sierra McCaleb and Josh Lewis of La Porte, TX; grandson Thorin McCaleb of Anchorage, AK; brother and sister-in-law Earl and Bonnie McCaleb of Montgomery, TX; brother-in-law Ronnie Drake of Mont Belvieu; one nephew, three nieces, and many great- nieces and great-nephews and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Margie McCaleb and his sister, Judy Drake.
His "going-away" party is to be held on Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30pm at the Del Angel Funeral Home (901 S. Main, Pasadena, TX 77506) and, per his request, no black is to be worn for his celebration of life. His interment will be held Wednesday, June 11 at 10:45am at the Houston National Cemetery (10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038). Steve, known as husband, father, brother, uncle, and, to his friends, "Elvis," will be missed until our time comes to join him.
Visitation:
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:00pm - 8:00pm 
Funeraria Del Angel - Pasadena 901 S. Main Pasadena, Texas 77506
Funeral Service:
Attendees are requested to NOT wear black, in honor of the celebration of
Steve's life. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 7:30pm
Funeraria Del Angel - Pasadena 901 S. Main Pasadena, Texas 77506
Brenda Kay Silliman Shelton
February 2, 1948 - August 21, 2014

Brenda SillimanBrenda Kay Shelton, 66, of Houston, TX, passed away on August 21, 2014. She was born in Goose Creek, TX to Leon and Jessie Silliman. She was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown as well as Lee College in Baytown, and the University of Houston. She retired from Exxon-Mobil after 35 years of service as a systems analyst.
She is survived by her mother, Jessie Silliman; her husband of 43 years, Dan Shelton; a daughter, Leslie Ann Shelton; a brother, Ronald Silliman and wife Carol; a grandson, Kaylan Shelton; and a niece Laura Silliman.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 26, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:00a.m., with Funeral Services following immediately at 10:00a.m. at Earthman Funeral
Home. Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery, 8624 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX 77521.
James Keel Frazier  
Nov 9, 1948-Sept 6, 2014

 

Our friend and classmate, James Keel Frazier lost his battle with cancer September 6, 2014. He was born in November 9, 1948.
Surviving James, is his wife, Helen Page Frazier and cousin, Camille Bunting.
Billy Barnett shared the following about his great friend, James.
"James went to San Jacinto Elementary, Baytown Jr High and graduated REL in 1966. He lived his adult life in the Clear Lake area. In his professional life, he owned and operated a business that serviced all types of water craft, from sailboats to tugboats. One of his first business endeavors was a motocycle shop in Baytown, where he sold and serviced motorcycles.
As per James' specific instructions, there will be no obituary or public service. He is being cremated and at a future date, his ashes will be cast out to sea.
So, as his friends, we will have our fond memories to carry with us. Whether the memories include the REL Band, hanging out at Tri-City Pharmacy drinking a Cherry Phosphate, spending the week end at his parent's beach house out Tri-City Beach Road, riding motorcycles, fishing/hunting, playing golf, flying, or sailing, we'll be smiling as we remember those special times. James had a wonderful full life, with many different interests and different sets of friends to go with each interest. Gene Campbell was the one friend who transcended and over lapped into many of the different aspects of James' varied life. The two of them had many mutual interests and loves, with perhaps golf being the only one that James could not entice Gene into trying and enduring. James was a good friend and one of the smartest persons I have ever known and if you didn't believe me you could have asked him!"

 
Jean Mann
Feb 15, 1948-Apr 16, 2015
Jean Mann Hanson
Butch Wood

September 4, 1947 - November 30, 2014
Butch Wood, 67, of Mayhill, NM, passed away on November 28, 2014 at his beloved mountain home. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, December 5, 2014 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel.
Butch was born on September 4, 1947 in Baytown, TX to Frances Rose Heckler Wood and Milton Leroy Wood, Sr. He was a very strong, dependable, and giving man who never met a stranger. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He loved to fish, ride his horses, and spend time with his family. He was a proud US Air Force Veteran who served 3 tours in Vietnam. He also prided himself on his career of ensuring the safety of his fellow oilfield service employees. He married Theresa Ann Bianchi on August 9, 1969 in Highlands, TX. He had one son, David Shawn Wood (Shawnee Brook), and one daughter Laurie Anne Wood (LarLar/Sugar Bug). He has 4 grandchildren, McKinzee (Kinzee Mac Girl), Gabe (Gabe Man), Helena (Lena Girl), and Alice (Ali Girl).
He is survived by his wife, Theresa Ann Wood; son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Michelle; grandchildren, Helena and Alice; daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Steve (Mijo) Fulwider; grandchildren, McKinzee and Gabe; mother and father-in-law, Art and Jean Bianchi, whom he loved as his own parents; brother and sister-in-law, James and Jan Blaha; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.He is preceded in death by his mother, Frances Rose Heckler Wood; father, Milton Leroy Wood, Sr.; and brother, Marty Wood. The family would like to express their gratitude towards All the family and friends who have sent their prayers, love, and support during his courageous battle with cancer.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans.
http://www.disabledveterans.org/
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at
www.npwelch.com.
Jerry BakerJerry Anthony Baker, Sr., 66, of Channelview, Texas, passed from this life on December 5, 2014. Jerry was born February 23, 1948 in Orange, Texas to parents, Franklin & Lela Grace Baker.
Jerry was diagnosed in September with pancreatic cancer, and it had advanced to other organs.
 
He is lovingly survived by his wife Linda Ann Baker; by children, Lisa Baker, Jerry "Jake" Baker and Robert Baker; as well as by two grandchildren, Max Harper and Ravyn Baker.
Lisandro Herrera Jr. September 8, 1947 - January 13, 2015

Lisndro HerreraLisandro P. Herrera, Jr., 67, was born September 8, 1947 in Baytown, Texas and joined our heavenly father on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. He passed peacefully in Virginia Hospital Center due to multiple health conditions. He called Arlington, Virginia home for over 25 years and lived happily with his life partner and best friend, Carol Booth.
Lisandro worked for the District of Columbia for over 25 years and contributed to the growth and many architectural changes in the District of Columbia. He is remembered for his love and passion for fishing and the occasional trips to Atlantic City, New Jersey for his favorite game of rolling the dice. He often dined at the local Mexican restaurant, Guapo’s, in Arlington, VA to get a taste of that Tex-Mex food he loved so much.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances G. Herrera and Lisandro A. Herrera. He is survived by his life partner and best friend, Carol Booth of Arlington, VA; and his extended family in Arlington, VA, Kip Booth and his family, Rusty Booth and family and Stephanie Booth-Blum and husband, Daniel Blum. Lisandro is also survived by his only daughter, Lina Marie Herrera and only grandson, Cristian A. Garza of San Antonio, TX; his brother and sister-in-law, Rudolph and Irene D. Herrera of San Antonio, and brother and sister-in-law Daniel and Teri Herrera of Baytown; nephew, Steven R. Herrera and his fiancée, Renee Brill of Round Rock; niece, Katherine H. Torres and her husband, Jacque D. Torres, of Pearland, with niece and nephew, Katalina A. Torres and Javier Jacque-Anthony Torres.
Visitation Jan 23, 2015
Crespo and Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services 6123 Garth Road  Baytown, TX, US, 77521
(281) 839-0700  http://www.crespoandjirrels.com/contact.html
JAN 24 Funeral Mass  Our Lady of Guadalupe Church  1124 Beech St.  Baytown, TX, US
David Patterson  Died Jan 15,2015
Gerald Andrew Tindall Gerald Tindall(65) passed away July 3, 2014.

Gerry is survived by his wife of 36 years, Theodora (Donny) Tindall; son, and daughter-in-law Andrew and Andrea Tindall of Houston; grandson Benjamin; sister and brother-in-law Kit and Michael Griffin of Austin; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Sally Tindall of Kingwood; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated by Monsignor Chester Borski 10:00 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at St. Martha Catholic Church, 4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter, TX 77365.
 
 
Leroy Henry Krolczyk submitted by his daughter, Leigh Ann Green

MLeroy Krolczyky funny, smart, loving, adoring father, Leroy Henry Krolczyk passed away from this earth into HEAVEN on Sunday March 1, 2015. We are sad, but we know how happy he is now. Sharon Kaye Krolczyk and I invite you all to remember his life with joy.If you'd like to attend the memorial service, we will meet Friday, March 6th, at 11:00 am at Sugar Land Baptist Church (16755 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land TX).
A visitation and reception time will follow at the church.
If you feel led to donate a gift, please consider Vision 2020 at Sugar Land Baptist Church, or Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Havard Campus.

Tribute from a friend, Scot Cameron:
While sitting in the Mobile, Ala., airport, my phone began to vibrate – not a good sign on Sunday evening. Answering, my wife said through her tears “Leroy Krolczyk just transferred his home to glory.” Many who read this would not know Leroy, but he was precious to Southwestern and especially precious to me. After he served with his wife Sharon for quite a number of years as Minister of Music in our churches, he joined the staff of Houston Baptist University in Institutional Advancement. Later, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was able to secure his services to assist in our growing Havard Campus in Houston.
And Leroy Krolczyk got it! Raising money for the seminary is fine, but never the end or real purpose of the ministry. The guiding commitment is always to take care of the donors, to meet their spiritual needs, to love them supremely, and to trust God for the rest. Leroy—wonderful husband, consummate father, gentle and encouraging minister of the gospel—waited on his flock as unselfishly and faithfully as any I have ever known. All who knew him rejoice with his new adventure with God but sense only too well the loss we have sustained.
When I learned from my wife that Leroy was gone, I wept, but then I was flooded with a memory so sweet that I thought I heard angels singing. Suddenly I was 19 again, and I was just walking onto the platform of Memorial Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, to preach the evening revival service. It was 6:15 p.m., and I was a few minutes early to begin the service at 6:30 p.m. Then it hit me. I had attempted to share my faith with a young man that afternoon. He was from a Roman Catholic background but was most curious about Jesus. He informed me that he could not talk then but finished work at 5p.m. He asked me to come by his house. “I will be there at 6 p.m.,” I replied. Then, may God have mercy on my soul, I forgot. Walking on the platform at 6:15, the Lord suddenly brought Leroy back to my mind. What would I do? By the time I got to his house and shared a few moments with him, it would be time for me to preach, and all the saints would wonder where the evangelist was.
“Well, it was just another kid,” I reasoned. He probably would not have been home anyway. Surely to stay and preach to a large gathered congregation was more important. I sat in the cushioned platform chair and opened my Bible. But I could not shake the vision in my heart. God seemed to say, “You promised Leroy that you would come. What need have I for a preaching evangelist who is not a man of his word? Go now, and someday you will be a thankful man.” Approaching pastor Ed Thiele, I said, “Pastor, I have made a terrible mistake. I must go and make it right. Please sing until I return.” I drove to the address that Leroy had provided.
Sitting on the front porch, Leroy said, “I was about to give up on you. I thought you had forgotten me.” I told him the truth. I did forget. Please forgive me. But God reminded me; and though the service is already under way, I had to come here. Oh glorious night! On that night, Leroy Krolczyk invited Christ to be his Savior. On that day he set a course that would change the lives of hundreds for good and for God.
Now in the airport, I missed him greatly— taken from us, I thought, far too soon. But then I remembered the delinquent witness who almost did not go to Leroy. And I wept once more as I thanked God that He would not let me forget, and I also realized anew that this is precisely how God intends evangelization to take place. Not preaching to massive crowds, but the personal word of love and salvation—this is what God has purposed to use. Please, precious Lord, never let me forget again. And please, Lord Jesus, may our people recover this vision. Farewell, sweet brother, Leroy Krolczyk. I know that it is only for a while; and when I approach, you will be waiting for me on the porch of heaven.
Janice Lee Doskocil Ellingson

Janice Lee Doskocil Ellingson passed away on April 12th, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Born to Frank and Thelma Doskocil on October 22nd, 1947, Jan was raised in Baytown, Texas and later moved to Houston.
As an adult, Jan was most proud of her 40 year career with National Oil Well Varco, where she served with distinction as an accountant and made many lifelong friends. Jan was a breast and ovarian cancer survivor who was a longtime supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation . Thirty years ago she met the love of her life, Andy Ellingson, and they were married on November 8, 1997.
In Andy's words:
"My wonderful wife and best friend passed away after a rough battle with congestive heart failure. Jan was the best wife any man could ever hope for. Her compassion and understanding were felt and remembered by everyone who had the good fortune of knowing her. Heaven has gained a true angel".
Jan was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Andrew Ellingson, Jr. "Andy"; her uncle, Emil Doskocil; sister-in-law, Louise "Weezie" Sharman Johnston, and husband Peter W. Johnston. Nieces, Mathilde Posey Sharman Sexton, Anne Pincoffs Sharman, and Mary Alexander Sharman. Nephew, Charles Lancaster Sharman.
The memorial service will be held at half past ten o'clock in the morning on Thursday, April 16, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer Rd. in Houston, where Fr. Jay Walsh will serve as celebrant.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Jan's name to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or to the charity of one's choice . - See more at:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=janice-ellingson&pid=174632664&fhid=17874#sthash.Y9WOsXEO.dpuf
Thomas Mark Gage

Our classmate, Mark Gage, age 66, suffered a major heart attack last Sunday and Thursday morning, he had another heart attack and a severe stroke.
From his daughter Katie:
On July 14, 2015, Thomas Mark Gage, age 66, passed away peacefully, sleeping, surrounded by his two daughters Emillie and Katie, his
brother, his nephew, his sister, his brother-in-law and his dog, George. It was a good death. Anyone should be so lucky. He loved his family, his country, art, mountains, history, music, singing and his dog.
Harrell Colwell Jr

December 12, 1947 - October 22, 2006.
Harrell was a resident of Texas.
Nora Korth Bigalow 

 

Birth: Jan. 8, 1949 Death: Apr. 9, 1992 
Burial:  Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery 
Bay City  Matagorda County  Texas, USA
 
Maxine Melton Moravits

Graveside services for Maxine Moravits, 68, of Lufkin, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015 in Whitehouse Cemetery, with Pastor Mark O'Neill officiating. Maxine was born October 28, 1946 in Baytown, Texas, the daughter of the late Evelyn Ellen (Frazier) and Frank Melton. She passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in a local hospital. Maxine was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include her loving husband of 49 years, Victor Moravits; son and daughter-in-law, Cory and Meghan Moravits; two grandsons, Alex Urias and Jackson Moravits; sister-in-law, Doris Melton; and three nephews and their families.
Orval E. Overstreet

Orval E. Overstreet, 67, formerly of Houston, passed away on September 30, 2015 in Humble, Texas.    A private Graveside “Celebration of Life” Service, with Full Honors Military Guard, was held to honor both Father, Emmitt C. Overstreet and Son, Orval E. Overstreet.  Service was held on November 14, 2015 at Fellowship Cemetery in Warren, Texas.
Orval E. Overstreet, 67, formerly of Houston, passed away on September 30, 2015 in Humble, Texas. Orval was born on November 30, 1947 in Baytown, Texas.  Orval is preceded in death by his:  Father, Emmitt Overstreet; Mother, Mae Outlaw Overstreet; Grandfathers Samuel Hampton Overstreet & Beryl Outlaw; Grandmothers Pairlee Geiger Overstreet & Eunice Neal Read Outlaw. 
He is survived by his:  Sister, Lee Overstreet; Cousins Dr. Dennis Overstreet & wife, Vikki; Marilyn Langley & husband, Leroy; Betty Stewart & husband, Mickey; Sharon Holloway & husband, Mickey; Royce Overstreet; Rosie Jones & husband, Sam; Janis Brown & husband, Ford; Elton Williford & wife, Clarice; Troy Williford & wife, Donna; Tene Owens Stonebarger; and Eddie Owens & wife, Dru.
Orval graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas.  He also attended Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas prior to enlistment with the U.S. Navy, where he served from 1971-1975. He was assigned to USS RATHBURNE, serving approximately 4-1/2 years total service and approximately 3-1/2 years overseas.
Upon honorable discharge, Orval lived in Las Vegas for several years, where he worked in security services, as a security guard.  Upon retirement, Orval  made Humble his home for the last seven years.
A private Graveside “Celebration of Life” Service, with Full Honors Military Guard, was held to honor both Father, Emmitt C. Overstreet and Son, Orval E. Overstreet.  Service was held on November 14, 2015 at Fellowship Cemetery in Warren, Texas.
Those who wish to make a Memorial contribution in Orval’s honor, in lieu of flowers, may do so to:  DAYSTAR, a Christian ministry - their website:  daystar.com.    On Behalf of our Family, we thank you for your heartfelt prayers and outpouring of Love & Support at this time.
Karen Lynn Floyd Ford Olson

Karen Lynn Floyd Ford Olson  of McPherson, passed away at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 peacefully at Cedars House.
Karen was born in Luling, Texas on Jan. 7, 1948, a daughter of Andrew and Bettie Floyd. She was the window of our deceased classmate, Gary Ford.
She attended the Baytown, Texas schools and attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Newton and was a homemaker.
Karen was united in marriage to Martin Olson on Nov. 11, 2010 in Baytown, Texas.
Karen is survived by her brother Jack Floyd of Baytown, Texas; her son, Shannon Ford and his wife Laurie; grandchildren Tristanna, Taylor, Matthew, Brett, Jacob and Timothy; great-grandchildren Brenning and Brilynn Ford of Baytown, Texas; step-daughter Belinda Olson Anderson; other relatives and a host of friends.
Graveside service was in Houston, Texas.
 
Kathy Lounsberry Menzel

A memorial service will be held in her honor at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Boerne at noon on October 18, 2014.
Kathy L. Menzel received the Lord on October 1, 2014 at the age of 66 years. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Born in Baytown, Texas, she was the daughter of Paul and Joyce Lounsberry, Sr. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and Lamar University. Mrs. Menzel was a retired and beloved teacher of 33 years. She taught in Beaumont ISD, Lumberton ISD and Comal ISD. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Beaumont then St. John’s Lutheran Church of Boerne.
Kathy is survived by her husband of 44 years, Chris H. Menzel; her daughter Kristin Menzel Deitch and husband Jeff; her grandchildren Madison, Cooper and Griffin; her mother Joyce S. Lounsberry; her brother Paul M. Lounsberry, Jr. and wife Sandy; her sister Becky Miller and husband Lonnie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Boerne at noon on October 18, 2014. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Kathy Menzel to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate.
To leave a message for the family, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Vaughan’s Funeral Home of Boerne. www.vaughanfuneralhome.com

Laura Ann Mims

May 26, 1946 - January 5, 2016
Laura Ann Mims, 69, of Baytown, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016 in Houston. She was born May 26, 1946 in Florida, was a longtime resident of Baytown and formerly attended Central Baptist Church. She is survived by numerous cousins. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016 at White Cemetery in Highlands with Rev. Eddie Norris officiating.

To view her online obituary, or post a tribute to her family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com. - See more at:
http://www.navarrefuneralhome.com/obituary/Laura-Ann-Mims/Baytown-TX/1576659#sthash.IFBZi4E3.dpuf
Janis Lynn Johnson Smith was born June 18, 1948 and passed away
peacefully at the age of 67 on Thursday February 11, 2016.

Janice Johnson SmithOn August 18, 1967 Janis married the love of her life Larry N. Smith, and thus began the start of an epic adventure that included raising up three rambunctious boys; Corey, Kerby and Casey.
After the boys were grown, Larry and Janis moved to Lake Tyler in East Texas where she proudly acquired the name “GranJan.” There she passionately poured all of her heart into spoiling her four beautiful grandchildren; Sydney, Stanton, Mackenzie, and Sawyer.
Janis was a devoted wife who would have celebrated her 49th wedding anniversary this year. She was also a loving mother, and a dedicated grandmother with a passion for sharing her artistic talents with her grandchildren. She was very proud of her family and cherished every time she heard her grandchildren call her by her new name “GranJan.” Janis loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. Even when she did not feel well she would spend hours cooking and preparing for her family and friends. 
Janis was known for her feisty, witty, yet sweet sense of humor. She will be missed by all of those that knew her and loved her.  Janis was the beloved wife of Larry N. Smith, devoted mother of Corey Smith and wife Candice Smith, Kerby Smith & wife Rebecca Smith, Casey Smith & wife Deborah Smith. Janis was a faithful Sister to Joyce (Jolly) Ayrhart and Jay Johnson and loving grandmother to Sydney Smith, Stanton Smith, Mackenzie Smith and Sawyer Smith. Janis was also very special to all of her neighbors on Cardinal Ln in Troup.  Services for Janis Smith will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Hilliard Funeral Home with Rev. Shelby Davidson officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. before the service. Lunch will be provided following the service, at the Hilliard Residence.
Edward Lee "Ed" Ferguson, 67, of Baytown, TX was born November 5, 1948, in Baytown and passed away Monday, April 4, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Ed retired from the Exxon Refinery with 30 years of service. He was also a member of the BHISD School Board from 1990 until 1996 and was a member of Second Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon until his death. Ed or "Doo Daddy" could always be seen either riding around on his motorcycle or with his beloved dog, Sweetie Pie. He was preceded in death by his father, James Robert Ferguson and his first wife and the mother of his children, Carol Ferguson. He is survived by his wife, Debra Albright Ferguson; children, Amy Kubala and husband, Dave, Ross Ferguson and fiancé, Rachel Kilmer, Allera Porter and husband, Mark, and Zach Hall and wife, Grayson; mother, Rachel Loriene Ferguson; grandchildren, James and Luke Kubala, Madison and Hunter Porter, and Carter Hall; and numerous other family members and friends. His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Navarre Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Clements and Rev. Mark Stafford officiating. His family would like to say a special "thank you" to Dr. P. Medellin, Dr. S. Iyer, Dr. Pingali, the eighth floor staff at Houston Methodist Hospital, Harbor Hospice, caretakers Jessica, Georgia, and Christy, and his good friend Greg Garrett. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to Emma's Hugs, P. O. Box 8388, Baytown, TX 77522, www.emmashugs.com or to the Second Baptist Church Building Fund, 6227 N. Main St., Baytown, TX 77521. To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111 - See more at:
http://www.navarrefuneralhome.com/obituary/Edward-Lee-Ed-Ferguson/Baytown-TX/1606113#sthash.xX0RkyaP.dpuf
Tim Stuart

Tim StuartTim Stuart, 68, of Baytown was born October 9, 1947, in Houston and passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in a local hospital. He was a 1966 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. He attended the University of Texas and graduated from the University of Houston. He was employed by Carboline Industrial Coatings where he was a member of many work related professional organizations. He was especially proud of being a NACE Certified Engineer. Tim was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church. He was an avid drag racer and a member of the NHRA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, A. E. and Jane Stuart and sons, Jeffrey Stuart and Timothy Stuart. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathy Stuart of Baytown; daughters and sons-in- law, Amy and James Kaminski of Baytown and Melanie and Scott Risko of Kingwood; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Sharon Stuart of Cameron; grandchildren, Tyler, Lauren, and Sarah Kaminski and Lacey and Timothy Blake Risko; and niece and nephew, Shari and Joe Smitherman of Cameron.
His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Navarre Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with Dr. Richard Kleiman officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarcrest Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be James Kaminski, Scott Risko, Tyler Kaminski, Mike Milstid, Bob Schmidt, and Josh Ivey.
To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to
www.navarrefuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.

Daniel Joseph Kubin

Daniel Joseph Kubin, 66, passed away July 8, 2016 in San Antonio, TX.

Daniel was born September 26, 1948 in Baytown, TX to Stanley and Rose Machala Kubin. After growing up in Crosby, TX, Danny attended and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University. During college, he married his high-school sweetheart, Mary Michalsky. After college Danny enlisted and proudly served with the U.S. Army for two years. Danny worked for the family business and later began his professional career. He and Mary lived a wonderful life of 47 years and raised two beautiful girls. They eventually moved to Blanco, TX in 1997. The Texas Hill Country was always Danny’s heaven on earth. Daniel was a long-time and devoted member to St. Ferdinand Catholic Church and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Rita Gregory, Margaret Cutbirth, and Bernadette Eilers. Daniel is survived by his loving wife, Mary Michalsky Kubin; two daughters, Wendy Kotrla and husband Bryan, Amy Swenson and husband Travis; four grandchildren, MaKenna and Kaitlyn Kotrla and Samuel Swenson and Megan Carbaugh; two sisters, Mary Ann Fischer and Dorothy Janacek; and one brother, John Kubin and wife Faye. Anyone who knew Danny knows what making memories with his family meant to him. He was the definition of what a family man was to his entire family and many friends and relatives.

Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco, TX where a Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM that evening.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, 29 Main St., Blanco, TX 78606. Interment will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Blanco, TX.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to St. Ferdinand Catholic Church.
Carole "Dee" Rushing Lay

Carole Dee Rushing LayCarole (Dee) Rushing Lay, 68, was killed in a two-car crash Friday, July 8, 2016 near Marble Falls, Texas.  She was born May 3, 1948 in Baytown to Nona Rushing and the late Ray Rushing.

A 1966 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Ms. Lay continued her education at Trinity University in San Antonio where she graduated in 1970 with a degree in history and teacher certification.  In addition to her Trinity degree she earned a master’s in educational administration from the University of Alaska-Juneau.  She was also certified to teach English as a second language.

Shortly after graduating from Trinity, she married J. Stephen Lay and the two embarked on an odyssey together taking them from Texas to Alaska, Washington, Montana, Africa, The Bahamas and Thailand before returning to Texas.  Carole liked to say, “We’ve moved 29 times in 46 years and each time was a new adventure.”  She was also an avid traveler visiting several countries including England, France, Italy, Malaysia, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Israel.

She was a passionate professional. Among her adventures were teaching English to a generation of Eskimo and Indian students; teaching basic skills in the Royal Bahamian Prison in The Bahamas, and teaching English as a second language to Asian students in Thailand.

 While much of her career was in education, she also worked as a social worker and tourism consultant.

She was an avid reader and volunteer.  She loved spending time with friends and family, particularly her young grandchildren.  Some of her fondest memories involved sharing a meal and dessert with friends and/or family, while sharing stories and laughing.  She was loved by many and will be remembered for her kindness, compassion and dedication to family while living life to the fullest.

She is survived by her husband, J. Stephen Lay, her mother, Nona Rushing, her sister, Jeani Rushing Currie, brother-in-law Marvin Currie; daughters Katie and Stephanie Lay; son-in-laws Roy Bodayla and Chris Williams; four beloved grandchildren; nephews Mark L. Reed and Matthew R. Reed, Sr. and wife Amy and their three children, many cousins, extended family members and loving friends.

Her family wishes to thank everyone who has reached out with healing words of love and support during this tragic time.

 

Two celebrations of life in her memory are scheduled.

*  The first memorial service will be at 6pm, Thursday, July 14th at Baytown Faith Presbyterian Church, 3900 N. Main, Baytown, Texas.  Officiating this memorial will be the Reverend Dr. Jim Gill.

*  The second memorial service will be at 2pm, Saturday, July 16th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cypress Mills, Texas. (263 Spur 962, Cypress Mill, Texas 78663)  Officiating this memorial will be Father Tommie Bye.

 

The family asks in lieu of flowers please donate in Carole’s name to the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, Cypress Mill, Texas (263 Spur 962, Cypress Mill, Texas 78663) , your local library, or an organization protecting elephants. 

Murlene Dickerson White

Murlene passed away Oct 27, 2016 in Pasadena, TX of Alzheimer's. She was Nancy Smith's sister-in-law, our classmate and friend. The visitation was Thursday, Nov. 3 from 4-7:00 and the funeral was Friday, Nov. 4 at 10:00 am. Both were at San Jacinto Memorial Park near Channelview.
Lois Dianne Havard Carey

Lois D. Carey, 68, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, died Saturday, November 19, 2016. She was born August 19,1948 in Baytown, Texas and was married to Michael L. Carey. Lois was a homemaker.
Carol Sue Eiland Fitzmorris -Tieman

April 7, 1948 - December 18, 2016

Born on Wednesday April 7, 1948 in Baytown, Texas, Carol Sue Eiland Fitzmorris Tieman joined her Jesus in heaven on Sunday, December 18, 2016. She was known for her infectious smile that she credited to her mother's teaching. A great nephew said you can almost see Aunt Carol's smile over the phone. She smiled through all the pain and disappointments of her life.
Carol attended Lee high school and graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in elementary education. Teaching was her passion as she taught elementary school. Her room attracted not only her student's parents but other parents that heard about her. When she attended a high school graduation for a family member or friend she would circle the honor students who were former students of hers which made her proud.
If there was anyone that disliked her, it was never known. She sang like an angel and played the piano like Paderewski. She lived Colossians 3:23 "And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not unto men
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Sadie and Luther Eiland, husband Tom Fitzmorris, sister and brother-in-law Necie Joy and Jim Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Tieman, daughter Glena Sue Fitzmorris, son David Fitzmorris and wife Stacy, sister Mae Rene Graham and husband Bill, brother G. L. (Buba) and wife Ann, step-daughter Julie Doyle and husband Steve , Stephanie McGowan and husband Donny, sisters-in-law Joy Dell and Jack Heintschel and Peggy Wehmeyer and husband Marion, brothers-in-law Leon and wife Lynda, and Glenn. Also grandson Tristan Fitzmorris, step-grandchildren Ashley and Nichole Doyle and Tyler McGowan great-grandchild Hailee Tyler and special nieces and nephews, Chere Johnson, Pam Vandehaar, Janie West, Susan Greer, and Julie Futrell, Gary Eiland, Gerald Eiland, Bud Graham and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation on Wednesday, December 21st from 5-7 p.m. at Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown, TX. Funeral on Thursday, December 22nd at 10 a.m. at Faith Assembly of God church in Pasadena TX. Burial to follow at Forest Park East Cemetery League City TX.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr. Baytown, TX 77521, (281)422-8111.

John "Huey" Busby
Died April 2017

"Huey" Busby, as we knew him, passed away in early April after a stroke. At the time he resided in Arora, Colorado.  He does have a Facebook account under "John Busby", so if you would like to leave a message for family, that might be a good place.

We send our thoughts and prayers to Huey's family.  

Paul O Cherry

Paul Owen Cherry, age 68, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Shanna Austin Cherry, Suwanee, GA; children, Jessica Lynn Cherry Mills and husband, Ryan Mills, Hoschton, GA and Jason Paul Cherry, Woodstock, GA; granddaughter, Ella Morgan Mills; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayland and Jane Austin, Vidor, TX and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sherry and Grady Colvin, Austin, TX; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Cherry was born July 25, 1948 in Houston, TX. He was a 1966 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, TX. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was retired from Advantage Industrial Automation as a software trainer. He was a volunteer for Friends of Suwanee. He was a member of Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, in Dacula, GA, where he was also a member of the Way Sunday School Class and a leader of Life Group. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, 1450 Pine Road, Dacula, GA 30019 with Pastor Rev. Jason Mincey officiating. The remains will be placed in state at the church at 12:00 noon. Interment will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church Building Fund in memory of Paul O. Cherry.
Source : Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory
Arthur Martinez
April 23, 1947 - June 21, 2017
Born in Goose Creek, TX  Resided in Baytown, TX
On April 23, 1947, Arthur Martinez was greeted by his parents, Julio O. Martinez, Sr. and Esther Garcia Martinez, and on June 21, 2017, his wife of 49 years, Hilda Carrizales Martinez bid him a farewell to the heavens.
Their three children, Michelle Streety, Jason Martinez and Desiree Klaus along with their spouses, Patrick, Veronica and Matthew witnessed that farewell. Arthur was a grandfather and great grandfather to Jordan Streety, Santos Streety, Mason Montgomery, Carter Montgomery, Izaiah Streety and Genesis Streety; Zoe Martinez, Ava Martinez, Rocky Martinez and Maximiliano Klaus and Castiel Klaus.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents Julio and Esther as well as his brothers Jimmy, Roy, Julio, Jr., and Glenn and sister-in-law Peggy Sanchez Martinez and grandson, Alonzo Streety.
Arthur was a man with a big heart to go along with his smile. He loved his family and his church community. He was a charter member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and was also a member of the Guadalupana Altar Society. He had a beautiful voice and he used his talent by volunteering to lead a choir for 20 years. He also served as a lector on many Sundays. Arthur also served his church as a facilitator for a Quince Anos preparation program which he co-partnered with his wife for seven years.
In the community, Arthur was a Sterling High School booster club president, in which he played a huge mentor role for the athletes playing with his son. Arthur was supportive by being there for those students who now hold him in high esteem. The Hill of Rest Cemetery was one of his community accomplishments by initiating and cleaning and reorganizing the status of the cemetery. It was an experience Arthur joyfully participated in, in bringing peace to the families of loved ones that were interred there. With his leadership, the cemetery was maintained beautifully and the name of cemetery was erected.
His hard work to provide for his family included working as a Laborer in the Labor Union No. 313 for a decade and then as a chemical operator at Lubrizol Corporation until his retirement in 2004.
As a sports enthusiast Arthur played little league baseball and basketball and football during his junior and high school years, number 55 was his jersey number as a linebacker.
Arthur played fast pitch softball as a catcher from the time he was a teenager until his 30's with the Baytown Cardinals, a team started at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. This sport was Arthur's passion, he wore jersey number 11, until he could no longer play.
Arthur played his role as a man in a "team" mode, always in a focused and supportive direction with his family, friends, and his community. His efforts were rewarding and as a humble man of strong will, and a lot of patience. His love for good works and kind acts was one he enjoyed doing in the best way he knew how or could, and those works gave him much joy.
His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Sunday beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be Monday, June 26, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1124 Beech Street, Baytown, TX 77520, with Rev. Terence P. Brinkman officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarcrest Cemetery.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.
Rev. Charlotte Ann Baumbach Anderson passed away, Saturday, July 08, 2017. A memorial gathering will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, OH. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Urbana with Rev. Bruce Booher officiating; where a 1 hour gathering will be held prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made either to Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1013 E. Lawn St., Urbana, Ohio 43078, the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20037 or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Condolences may be expressed to the family at w.vernonfh.com.
Rev. Charlotte Ann Anderson, 68 of Urbana, passed away, Saturday, July 08, 2017 at the Springfield Regional Medical Center.
She was born on August 19, 1948 in Baytown, TX to Charles and Mary Baumbach. Charlotte received her BA in Theatre from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX in 1972, her masters in English from Sam Houston State University in 1977, and her masters of divinity from Trinity Luther Seminary in Bexley, OH in 1995. She was a high school teacher in Houston, TX; where she taught theatre, speech, and English and a professor at San Jacinto Junior College in Pasadena, TX, where she taught English. She was a pastor at First English Lutheran Church in Damon, TX, St. John Lutheran Church in Leigh, NE, Zion Lutheran Church, in Platte Center, NE, and Euclid
Lutheran Church in Euclid, OH; as well as the secretary at Christ Lutheran Church in La Porte, TX. She was a retired pastor in the Southern Ohio Synod and was involved with Messiah Lutheran Church as a preacher of sermons & children’s sermons, lector, assisting minister, choir member, and Sunday school teacher.
Charlotte loved to read and write, especially poetry. She enjoyed traveling and a few of her favorite places were to Galveston Beach, the Great Smoky Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and all beaches. Charlotte was marvelous singer, dancer and performer. She enjoyed community theatre where she performed and directed in the Baytown Little Theater, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and the Footlighters in Wharton, TX. Charlotte loved to visit the zoo and play with her cats. Most of all, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Charlotte is survived by her husband of 36 years, Rev. Scott Anderson; children, Sgt. Christian Walter (Halle) Anderson of Fort Campbell, KY and Catherine Elyse (Leilani Barrett) Anderson of Cleveland Heights, OH; grandchildren, Lydia Danielle Anderson, Sparrowe Scott Anderson, and Leonidas John Anderson; and 4 nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Wanda Baumbach and Mary Hollis O’Banion; brothers, Hervey Dale Seale and Gene Baumbach; niece, Phyllis O’Banion; nephew, Keith O’Banion; and brother-in-law, Tommy O’Banion.
A memorial gathering will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, OH. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Urbana with Rev. Bruce Booher officiating; where a 1 hour gathering will be held prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made either to Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1013 E. Lawn St., Urbana, Ohio 43078, the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20037 or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com .
Bruce Wayne Chase
August 16, 1948 - July 13, 2017
Quentin Sheffield
August 1, 1948- October 6, 2017

In Quentin's words:
"On October 6, 2017, at age 69, George Quentin (just ‘Q’ to some) Sheffield completed his bucket list and most of his honey-do’s and confidently sailed into the other side of eternity to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Born on August 1, 1948 in Houston, his home town was Baytown, Texas, where he grew up around a great group of kids. Though not much of a musician, he was proud to have been part of Charlie Forque’s Famous Robert E. Lee Marching Band, performing in the Astrodome’s 1965 grand opening for the Astros and later for the Houston Oilers. He graduated with The Class of 1966 from Robert E. Lee High School. He attended college but never graduated, instead wanting to ‘get on with his life’. Quickly finding a niche in the fast growing IT industry, he made a career of it in Houston, being blessed to work at a few pretty good companies with some great folks who were mostly smarter than him and are still friends.
Never broke a bone but nearly drowned once. Always showed up in person. Solo backpacked in the Colorado Mountains. Never won a trophy, but in his 40’s he completed numerous long-distance bike events, including the Houston-to-Austin MS 150 for nine consecutive years. Once biked across the state of Texas in seven days.
At age 65 jumped out of ‘a perfectly good airplane’ along with his 60 year old brother and 70 year old sister. His ‘book-end’ siblings are like that. He got the video. Over the years he had several hobbies: photography, restoring an old sports car and settled on woodworking.
His proudest accomplishments are his three favorite daughters Crispin Marie Gale (Ureste) of Victoria, Sarah Michele Holland of Spring and Allison May Williford of Houston. Crispin blessed him with three of his favorite granddaughters Brittany, Morgan and Lauren. Sarah blessed him with his other favorites Hayley and Benjamin. Allison gave him his favorite granddogs, Zeppy and Willie, true leaders of the pack.
Three other huge blessings in his life are his three sons-in-laws, Andrew Ureste, Grey Holland, and Dawson Williford. These men take great care of his three daughters & their families & love them unconditionally. Each son-in-law is an answer to prayers asked many years ago over his daughters.
The turning point of his life came at the age of 32 when he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior along with daughter Crispin. They were baptized together. In the following years he was blessed to answer the invitation hand-in-hand with Sarah and later with Allison as they made decisions to accept Christ. Three of the best days of his life. He also watched each of his granddaughters’ baptisms following their decisions to accept Christ.
The absolute best move of his life came in 1979 when he married above his station to the love of his life Pamela Kay Morris Sheffield. She brought peace, joy, fun, caring, affection and greatly needed spiritual leadership to his life. Together they had numerous great adventures, backpacking in Texas and Colorado, raising their daughters, and in 2009 moved out to the country in Fayette County where they built their dream home. They embraced the community and joined Flatonia Baptist church, making life-long friendships. They were greatly blessed beyond expectations with their wonderful East Parker Road neighbors and friends.
The family would like to thank the caregivers of Accolade Hospice in Yoakum, Texas for their time, hearts and love they gave to Quentin during his last three weeks at home. Each nurse was truly a blessing to our family.
A joyful memorial celebration of his life will be held at Flatonia Baptist Church in Flatonia, Texas on November 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Sheffield (Q) suggested that in lieu of flowers, please send Pam chocolate or make a meaningful contribution to the Youth Fund at Flatonia Baptist Church… or both."

The Celebration of Life service for Quentin Sheffield is on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
It will be at Flatonia Baptist Church in Flatonia, TX at 11:00 am.
http://www.flatoniabaptist.org/ 
 
 
 
 
 

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