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Eugene Allen Valchar

May 19, 1943 - December 5, 2016

Eugene Allen Valchar, known as "Gene", 73, of Needville, Texas passed away on December 5, 2016. He was born on May 19, 1943 in West Columbia, Texas to Leopold and Helen (Stavinoha) Valchar. Gene was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville and was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Air Force and was a former member of the Richmond...
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Maria Silvestra Marroquin

November 26, 1931 - December 5, 2016

Maria Silvestra (Chavez) Marroquin, affectionately known as "Bertha", went to be with her Lord and Loved Ones on December 5, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 26, 1931 in Banquete, Texas to Miguel and Manuela (Vasquez) Chavez. She was a long-time member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Richmond. This loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and...
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Martin Eugene Fuentes

May 28, 1952 - December 5, 2016

Martin Eugene Fuentes, was born to Martin and Janie Fuentes on May 28, 1952. He went home to be with the Lord on December 5, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Janie Fuentes, step-father, Francisco I. Santos (Pancho), his brother, Thomas Lee Fuentes, sister, Yvonne Saldua and his nephew, Joseph Gregory Saldua. Martin, is survived by his children, Emily F. Faniel (Nathaniel...
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Oma Lee Welch

April 13, 1924 - December 3, 2016

Oma Lee (Jones) Welch, 92, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away on December 3, 2016 at her residence. She was born on April 13, 1924 in Goldthwaite, Texas to Fred Jones and Hattie Hardman Jones. Oma began her nursing career at Dr. Scott's office in 1960 and helped deliver and care for hundreds of babies over the years, eventually retiring in 1994 from Dr. Culpeppers office. She was a member of...
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Robert Allen Hemsley

February 11, 1938 - December 2, 2016


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Raymond Leroy Actkinson

December 22, 1924 - November 30, 2016

Raymond L. Actkinson, 91, of Richmond, Texas passed away on November 30, 2016. He was born on December 22, 1924 in Faxon, Oklahoma to Claude and Thelma Actkinson. Ray honorably and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was employed with Nabisco for over 42 years, retiring as a Branch Manager. This loving father, grandfather, brother and friend will be dearly missed. In...
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Judy Fagan O'Brien

January 28, 1957 - November 29, 2016

Judy Fagan O'Brien, loving wife and mother, passed away November 29, 2016 at her residence. She joined her sister, Pamela Bohrnstedt in Heaven. Survivors include her husband, Brent; daughter, Ashley; parents, Laine and Bettie Fagan; sisters, Brenda Fagan, and Terri Behrman and husband, David; stepdaughter, Kelley Brown; father and mother-in-law, Ed and Bev O'Brien; along with extended family...
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Baldomero D. Guerrero

February 28, 1932 - November 28, 2016

Baldomero D. Guerrero was born February 28, 1932 in Stafford to Margarito and Francisca Dominges Guerrero. He retired from Imperial Sugar in Sugar Land. Mr. Guerrero loved music and spent a large portion of his time singing and writing music. He enjoyed watching baseball, football and sports in general, but music was his passion. He was a devoted husband and loving father. Mr. Guerrero...
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Lee Rychlik

January 17, 1926 - November 28, 2016

Lee Rychlik, 90, of Stafford, Texas went to be with the Lord on November 28, 2016. He was born on January 17, 1926 in Granger, Texas to Frank Joseph and Mary Agnes Rychlik. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army and was a life-time member of V.F.W. Post #4010. Lee was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City, Texas. This loving father, grandfather, great...
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Francisca Saenz Guerrero

October 28, 1917 - November 24, 2016

Francisca Saenz Guerrero, affectionately known as "Frances", 99, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away November 24, 2016 in Richmond, Texas. She was born on October 28, 1917 in Rio Grande City, Texas to Sabas S. and Maria Anastacia (Garcia) Saenz. This loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and friend will be missed. In addition to her parents, Frances is...
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Maree Evelyn Merta

October 27, 1942 - November 23, 2016

Maree Evelyn Merta, 74, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in Richmond. She was born October 27, 1942 in Victoria to Weldon Bailey Burnette and Helen Agnes Bundick Burnette. Maree was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and was a retired Elementary School teacher and was very proud to be a substitute teacher in later years. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Edwin Joseph...
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Olene Erliss Peckham

July 5, 1923 - November 22, 2016

Olene Erliss (Flatgard) Peckham, 93, died peacefully Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Brookdale Sugar Land Assisted Living Center in Sugar Land, TX. She is survived by her daughter Pamela Marshall, her son; Lt. Col. (ret.) Brian (Linda) Peckham, her grandchildren, Dr. Dawn (Roy) Westfall, Mark Thompson, Jennifer Auston, Rachael Peckham, Jason Peckham, Ryan (Samantha) Peckham, 15 great...
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Rebecca L. Hilbrich

July 29, 1933 - November 22, 2016

Rebecca (Becky) Hilbrich passed away unexpectedly on November 22, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 83 with her family by her side. Becky was born on July 29, 1933 in Thompsons, Texas to Ben A Tucker and Vada Lee Wright-Tucker-Hardy. She attended a two room school in Thompsons until the 6th grade and went on to graduate from Lamar Consolidated High School. Becky worked briefly at Herfort...
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Guadalupe M. Garcia

December 10, 1949 - November 22, 2016

Guadalupe "Lupita" Garcia, 66, of Richmond, Texas passed away on November 22, 2016 in Houston, Texas. She was born December 10, 1949 in Mexico to Francisco Martinez and Juanita Salinas. She was a longtime parishioner of St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Richmond, Texas. Lupita retired from Alief I.S.D after 30 years of service. Lupita enjoyed going to church and spending time with her family....
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James William Criswell

April 29, 1954 - November 22, 2016

Jim Criswell was born on April 29, 1954 to Laura and Maj. Billy Criswell, USAF, in San Benito, Texas. Since his father was military, the family lived in various locations until Maj. Criswell retired in 1968. They then returned to their roots in Limestone County, Texas, and began a cattle ranch. Jim attended Groesbeck High School, worked the ranch, and began to pursue music seriously. He...
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John Charles Bass

January 16, 1952 - November 22, 2016

John Charles Bass, 64, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Houston. He was born January 16, 1952 in San Antonio to Charles Henry "Buddy" Bass and Myrtle Jane "Turt" Bass nee Booth. John was of the Catholic faith and worked in the Automobile business. Survivors include his son, John Charles Bass Jr., daughter, Rebecca Leigh Bass, brother, Jerry Bass and wife Reba, sister, K. Bennetsen,...
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Jose Guerrero

September 5, 1959 - November 21, 2016

Jose "Joe" Guerrero, 57, of Rosenberg, went to be with the Lord on November 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 5, 1959 in Richmond, Texas to Pablo and Senaida Martinez Guerrero. Joe was a long time member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Rosenberg. He was employed with NRG for over 36 years and took great pride in never missing a day until his health...
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Richard Henry Parthum

July 11, 1931 - November 9, 2016

Richard Henry Parthum, 85, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Richmond. He was born July 11, 1931 in Woodrow Community to Curt Eric Parthum and Sophie Meyer Parthum. Richard served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal service. Survived by his sons, Randy Parthum and wife Ronda, Michael Parthum and wife Karen, 5...
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Edwin Joe Kubena

February 27, 1927 - November 8, 2016

On November 8, 2016, Edwin Joe (EJ) Kubena left this world to be with his Lord and the love of his life, Florence (Zeke) Kubena. EJ was the oldest son of Henry and Annie Kubena. He was born February 27, 1927. EJ served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Florence Oldag, after she proposed, and they had seven sons; Edwin, Jerry, James, Patrick, David, John and Joseph. Over...
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Brenda J. Slawinski

March 11, 1947 - November 7, 2016

Brenda J. (Beck) Slawinski, 69, of Needville, Texas passed away on November 7, 2016. She was born on March 11, 1947 in Galveston, Texas. Brenda retired from Fort Bend Federal after 20+ years of service. She was the proud "Nana" to her seven grandchildren and enjoyed doting on them at all times. Often times you could find Brenda in the kitchen making her famous biscuits and gravy, banana...
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Doris A. Kurtz

November 14, 1934 - November 6, 2016

Doris A. Kurtz, fondly known as "Nanny", 81, of Missouri City, Texas, passed away on November 6, 2016. She was born on November 14, 1934 in Cameron, Texas to Fred and Ora Neal. She dedicated her life to raising her children and grandchildren. This loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt and friend will be missed. In additional to her parents, Nanny is...
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Maria Silva

January 4, 1942 - November 6, 2016

Maria Manuela Silva, fondly known as "Mary", passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 6, 2016 at the age of 74. She was born on January 4, 1942 in Mission, Texas to Abraham and Hilaria Mercado. Some of Mary's hobbies included gardening, dancing, traveling with her husband and family wherever the road took them. Mary's ultimate love was her children, grandchildren and great...
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Enedelia S. Linares

August 8, 1931 - November 6, 2016

Enedelia S. Linares, affectionately known as "Lilly", 85, of Stafford, passed away surrounded by her family on November 6, 2016. She was born on August 8, 1931 in Sugar Land, Texas to Jose and Jacoba Saldua. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City. This loving wife, mother, G-Ma, aunt, sister and friend will be missed. In addition to her parents, Lilly is preceded in...
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Alice Kalkomey

May 11, 1922 - November 5, 2016

Alice Kalkomey went peacefully to a new life on November 5, 2016 at the age of 94. She was born in Needville, on May 11, 1922. Baptized Eliszka (Elizabeth) Ludmila Horak, she was the third daughter of Louis and Lillie Horak. She attended Needville schools before graduating from Richmond High School. After marrying Fritz Kalkomey of Rosenberg, they made their permanent home in Needville. She...
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Esther Gonzales Cavender

October 12, 1952 - November 4, 2016

Esther Gonzales Cavender, age 64, of Richmond, Texas passed away on November 4, 2016. She was born on October 12, 1952 in Sealy, Texas to Fidencio and Virginia (Manzo) Gonzales. She was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond. Esther served as a Registrar/Secretary for George Junior High School for many years prior to her retirement. This loving wife, mother, sister,...
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Kathleen Elizabeth Melancon

May 22, 1950 - November 1, 2016

Kathleen "Candy" Elizabeth Melancon, 66, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in Sugar Land. She was born May 22, 1950 to Michael Collins Trewitt Sr. and Virginia Mae Baildon Trewitt. Kathleen was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Sugar Land. Kathleen had a heart of gold. There was room for everyone. When she adopted you as a friend, you immediately became family, and a lifelong...
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Mildred Jasek Graham

May 7, 1923 - October 27, 2016

Mildred Jasek Graham Graveside services for Mildred Jasek Graham, 93, of Rosenberg, will be held Wednesday November 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Davis-Greenlawn in Rosenberg. Mildred was born May 7, 1923 in Sealy Texas to Joseph T. Jasek and Antonia F. Vancik Jasek. Mildred passed away October 27, 2016 in Pasadena. Mildred is preceded in death by her husband, Winburn B. Graham, her parents Joseph and...
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Eugene G. Mucka, Jr.

October 30, 1953 - October 25, 2016

Eugene G. Mucka, Jr., 62, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, October 25, 2016 in Richmond, Texas. He was born on October 30, 1953 in El Campo, Texas. He was a devout Catholic and an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He also loved to listen to polka and waltz music, especially his favorite country singer, Charley Pride. Eugene also enjoyed going to church bazaars, eating...
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Bernardo Reyes

October 23, 2016 - October 23, 2016

Bernardo Reyes, 71, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 in Sugar Land. He was born August 20, 1945 in Weslaco to Manuel and Augustina Reyes. Bernardo was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and retired from Texas Instruments. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Rosa Reyes, 5 children, Tanya Reyes Villamil...
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Bernardo Reyes

August 20, 1945 - October 21, 2016

Bernardo Reyes, 71, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 in Sugar Land. He was born August 20, 1945 in Weslaco to Manuel and Augustina Reyes. Bernardo was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and retired from Texas Instruments. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Rosa Reyes, 5 children, Tanya Reyes Villamil...
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Anastasia Solis

October 28, 1944 - October 21, 2016

Anastasia Solis, 71, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 at her home in Richmond. She was born October 28, 1944 in Mexico to Joaquin and Apolonia Martinez. Anastasia was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Eduardo Solis, daughter, Elda Scalf and husband Richard Joseph, 2 sons, Christopher Eduardo Solis and Benjamin...
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Gary Raymond Wleczyk

March 23, 1957 - October 20, 2016

Gary Raymond Wleczyk, 59, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Richmond. He was born March 23, 1957 in Richmond to Raymond Edward and Frances Skalski Wleczyk. Gary was of the Catholic faith and was a lifelong farmer. Survivors include his son, Travis Wleczyk, brother, David Wleczyk and wife Patricia, sister, Janet Andel and husband Andrew, special friend, Mindy Benefield and numerous...
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Clara Jennell Wick

February 25, 1932 - October 12, 2016

Clara Jennell (Bosak) Wick, 84, of Rosenberg, passed away on October 12, 2016. She was born on February 25, 1932 in Kilgore, Texas. Clara was a long-time member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Rosenberg. This loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend will be missed. Clara is preceded in death by her parents, Julius Bosak, Sr. and Clara S. Pennell. Survivors include her...
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David Jimenez Vasallo

February 15, 1984 - October 11, 2016

David Jimenez Vasallo, 32, of Houston, Texas passed away on October 11, 2016. He was born in La Habana, Cuba on February 16, 1984. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 17, 2016 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 that afternoon at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. Tributes and words of...
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Cynthia Ann Orsak

May 29, 1955 - October 8, 2016

Cynthia Ann Orsak, 61, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at her home in Wallis. She was born May 29, 1955 in Houston to Robert and Betty Lou Fogle. She is proceeded in death by her mother Betty Lou Fogle, Father in law Anton Orsak Survivors include Jerry Orsak, her husband of 28 years, her father, Robert Fogle Sr. and wife Adell Fogle, Mother in law Evelyn Orsak, 4 children, Les McMullen...
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Alfred Charles Klacman

December 27, 1942 - October 5, 2016

Alfred Charles Klacman, 73, of Houston, Texas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. He was born on December 27, 1942 in Wharton, Texas to William Ignaus Klacman and Edna Tracy (Janus) Klacman. He is a current member of St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. He enjoyed fishing, golf and tending to his rose garden. He was proud to be "Grandpa" to Jerrod and James...
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J.L. Finley

January 29, 1926 - October 5, 2016

J.L. Finley, 90, of Houston, Texas passed away on October 5, 2016 at his residence. He was born on January 29, 1926 in Cotton Valley, Louisiana. He honorably served our country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. J.L. was a life-time member of V.F.W. Post # 3903 in Rosenberg. He will be missed. He is preceded in death by his son, Ronnie Eugene Finley; son-in-law, Vence Petrenella; two...
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Bennie W. Rogge

February 19, 1929 - October 4, 2016

Bennie "Ben" William Rogge, 87, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away on October 4, 2016. He was born to (the late) Bennie H. and Clara (Meyer) Rogge on February 19, 1929 in Brenham, Texas. He met the love of his life, Miss Dorothy Jean Whiddon in Geometry class in 1947 at Brenham High School. They were married on March 17, 1952 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Brenham, Texas. Ben graduated from...
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Rodolfo Ramirez Gonzalez

May 3, 1949 - October 3, 2016

Rodolfo Ramirez Gonzalez, 67, passed away at his home Monday, October 3, 2016 in Richmond. He was born May 3, 1949 in Harlingen to Juan Gonzales Jr. and Catalina Ramirez Gonzales. He retired U.S. Army Military and retired with ATT. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and playing a good hand of poker. He enjoyed making people laugh and always had a good joke. He also enjoyed dancing and sports...
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Rodolfo Ramirez Gonzalez

May 3, 1949 - October 3, 2016


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Allen Lester Newell

August 16, 1947 - October 1, 2016

Allen L. Newell, 69, of Needville, passed away on October 1, 2016. He was born in Sugar Land, Texas on August 16, 1947. Allen honorably served our country in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970 in Vietnam. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus. His hobbies included traveling with his wife, fishing, hunting, watching game shows on TV, and playing poker. ...
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Clarence H. Myska

October 16, 1926 - September 21, 2016

Clarence (Sam) Myska, of Sugar Land, passed away September 21, 2016 at the age of 89. He was the son of Hulda and Henry Myska of Beasley, Texas. He was married to Ore Nell Kramer for 70 years. Sam is preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Mary Myska. Survivors include his wife, Ore Nell, daughters, Connie Springer and husband, Walter, Carol Shelton and husband, Jerry, son, David...
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Daniel Roy Vitek

October 26, 1945 - September 19, 2016

Daniel Roy Vitek, 70, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 in Richmond. He was born October 26, 1945 in Rosenberg to Edward F. Vitek and Bessie Venglar Vitek. Daniel served his country in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his 2 brothers, Larry Vitek and wife Patsy, Arthur Vitek and wife Cheryl, nieces and nephews, Larry Wayne Vitek, Kim Vitek, Christi Vitek Sebesta and husband Jason, Dustin...
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Eugene Otto Haar

March 15, 1943 - September 19, 2016

Eugene Otto Haar, 73, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at his home in Needville. He was born March 15, 1943 in Brenham to Henry and Esther Haar. Eugene was a systems analyst for Exxon Mobil. Survivors include his 4 children; Donald Haar, Michael Haar, Stephanie Watson and husband Bubba and daughter Brandi Haar, 4 grandchildren, Alyssa Nash and husband Jeffrey, Jayden Miller, Emily Watson...
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James O. Murphy, Jr.

March 8, 1941 - September 16, 2016

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 19, 2016 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. The service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg with burial following at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.
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Arthur W. Roehe

July 13, 1918 - September 16, 2016

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. The mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Rosenberg. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Greenlawn Memorial Park in...
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Alison Louise Garbutt

May 3, 1988 - September 14, 2016

Alison Louise Garbutt passed away suddenly on September 14, 2016 at the age of 28. Alison was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on May 3, 1988. In addition to her early and elementary years in Alberta, she lived in Anchorage, Alaska where she has continued to remain in contact with many friends from her time there. She has spent her high school and adult years in Texas - in Sugar Land and most...
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Rosemary Goloway

April 23, 1931 - September 11, 2016

Burial will take place at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.
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Scott Alan Wleczyk

June 1, 1962 - September 10, 2016

Scott Alan Wleczyk, 54, of Needville, Texas passed away unexpectedly at his residence. He was born on June 1, 1962 to Andrew J. Wleczyk, Jr. and Dorothy Ann (Zimmerman) Wleczyk. Scott is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Ann Wleczyk. Survivors include his father, Andrew J. (A.J.) and wife, Ester; his son, Jared; his brother, Mark and wife, Shawn; nephews, Taylor Wleczyk and wife,...
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Annie F. Rosenbaum

April 12, 1928 - September 10, 2016

Annie F. (Mazurkiewicz) Rosenbaum, 88, long-time resident of Rosenberg, passed away on September 10, 2016 at her residence with her family at her side. She was born on April 12, 1928 in Chappell Hill, Texas to the late Stephen and Mary Elizabeth (Modzinski) Mazurkiewicz. Annie was a faithful and dedicated member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rosenberg and it was through the church that she was...
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Rosendo Guerrero, Jr.

June 20, 1939 - September 10, 2016

Rosendo "Ross" Guerrero Jr., passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Houston. He was born June 20, 1939 in Pleak to Rosendo and Francisca Guerrero. Ross was a member of Grand Parkway Baptist Church and was a retired airline pilot. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Mary Villarreal Guerrero, 8 children, Ross Guerrero III, Lisa Guerrero Carter and husband Tim, Rick Guerrero, Michael...
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Lillie Mae Witek

March 4, 1935 - September 9, 2016

Lillie Mae Witek, 81, passed away peacefully Friday, September 9, 2016 in her home in Beasley surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 4, 1935 in East Bernard to Frank and Rosie Charanza. Lillie was a member of St. Wenceslas Catholic Church in Beasley and was preceded in death by her husband Ray Witek Sr., brothers Franklin Jr., Paul, and Edward Charanza, and great granddaughter...
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Lillie Mae Witek

March 4, 1935 - September 9, 2016

Lillie Mae Witek, 81, passed away peacefully Friday, September 9, 2016 in her home in Beasley surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 4, 1935 in East Bernard to Frank and Rosie Charanza. Lillie was a member of St. Wenceslas Catholic Church in Beasley and was preceded in death by her husband Ray Witek Sr., brothers Franklin Jr., Paul, and Edward Charanza, and great granddaughter...
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Pete Stephen Hernandez

July 7, 1961 - September 9, 2016

Pete Stephen Hernandez, 55, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 9, 2016. He was born July 7, 1961 in Galveston to Pete Hernandez Sr. and Lucy Hernandez. Peter's greatest joy in life was his family and he dearly enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the lake house in Livingston. All those who knew Peter will miss him dearly. He leaves behind a loving wife of 33 years, Dana...
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Amelia Soza Jaramillo

March 3, 1954 - September 5, 2016

Amelia Soza Jaramillo, 62, of Rosenberg passed away on September 5, 2016 at her residence. She was born on March 3, 1954 in Richmond, Texas to Andres B. Soza and Cruz Aguilar Soza. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Alfred G. Soza, Sr. and Andrew Soza. Survivors include her siblings, Adam Soza, Eva Mendez, Alfonso Soza, Arthur Soza, Sr., Alonzo Soza, Sr., Angie Munoz...
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Norris Herman Vogler

March 21, 1927 - September 4, 2016

Norris Herman Vogler, 89, of Richmond, Texas went to be with the Lord on September 4, 2016. He was born in Welcome, Texas to Herman and Hedwig (Brauner) Vogler. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Once he returned home from active duty, Norris worked for the Texas State Highway Department. He served many in our...
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Bobby Jay Allen

April 17, 1937 - September 4, 2016

Bobby Jay Allen of Humble, Texas passed from this life at his home after a long illness on September 4, 2016. He was born in Stephenville, Texas to Harold and Marie (Lewis) Allen. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Bobby, known to many as "Daddy Bob", has been married to his wife, Georgia, for 59 years. Together, they are known for their musical ministry, working...
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Maria Maribel Barrientos

November 15, 1966 - August 31, 2016


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Thomas Edward Cayton

October 7, 1924 - August 31, 2016

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Forest Park Lawndale.
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James Jay Braniff

May 13, 1930 - August 31, 2016

To know James Jay Braniff was to love him. JJ passed away on August 31, 2016 as a result of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. JJ was born on May 13th, 1930, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a resident of Richmond, Texas and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. JJ will be reunited with his parents, six of his siblings, his beloved wife Patsy and his beloved son Rick. He leaves behind his best friends,...
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Randy Louis Flores

June 17, 1963 - August 29, 2016

Randy Louis Flores, 53, of Stafford, TX, passed away peacefully on August 29th, 2016. Randy was well known in the greater Houston area for his landscaping company R Flores Landscaping out of Stafford, TX. He was loved by many and known to be the true definition of a friend. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Carolyn Flores, his father Louis A. Flores. He is survived by his brother,...
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Ernest L. Croucher, Jr.

November 25, 1936 - August 29, 2016

in Miami, Florida on November 25, 1936, the son of Ernest L. and Birdie Croucher. He was raised in Florida but as soon as he moved to the Houston area he became a loyal die-hard Texan. Ernie was a proud patriot, having served in the Special Forces during the Vietnam War, where he received the Purple Heart. He attended Auburn University, and was a proud War Eagle and member of the Greater...
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Patricia Magene Coufal

September 2, 1929 - August 25, 2016

Patricia Magene Coufal, 86, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Rosenberg. She was born September 2, 1929 in Waco to Pat and Mabel Patterson. Patricia worked for WKM for many years as a keypunch operator. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg. Survivors include her son, William Cook, 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Clarence Elbert Brady

November 11, 1930 - August 25, 2016

Clarence Elbert Brady, 85, of Columbus, Texas left his Earthly body to be in the presence of the Lord and his beloved wife, Alta Mae, on August 25, 2016. He was born on November 11, 1930 in Houston, Texas to Verna Estelle (Gaines) and Clarence Howth Brady. Clarence considered Rosenberg his home – the place he was raised and where he spent many good years. He was part of the first...
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Michael Patrick Reed

January 23, 1954 - August 23, 2016

Michael Patrick Reed, 62, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Richmond. He was born January 23, 1954 in Houston to John Sardis and Merle June Spivey Sardis. Michael was General Manager with the Archer Auto Group for 23 years. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Kathy Farrow Reed, 3 sons, Clint Reed and wife Andrea, Paul Reed and fiancée Kelcie and Bobby Reed, sister, Toni Sardis...
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Patsy Dianne Crow

November 29, 1948 - August 23, 2016

Patsy Crow, 67, of Richmond, Texas passed away on August 23, 2016 in Richmond, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 29, 1948 in Sugar Land, Texas to Joe R. and Marie (Cooper) Crow. Patsy was employed with Ricoh Americas Corporation for 25 years. She loved animals, was an avid reader and enjoyed collecting all types of Wizard of Oz Memorabilia. Patsy had a very...
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Alton D. Pesek

July 16, 1936 - August 20, 2016

Alton D. Pesek, 80, of Richmond, Texas passed away on August 20, 2016 at Oak Bend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas. He was born on July 16, 1936 in Taylor, Texas to the late Alfonse and Anna Belle (Dujka) Pesek. His hobbies included gambling, hunting, fishing playing dominoes and keeping his yard tended to. This loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend will be missed. ...
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Garrett Anthony Magana

June 25, 1996 - August 16, 2016

Garrett Anthony Magana passed away unexpectedly at the age of 20 on August 16, 2016 in Port Lavaca, Texas. He was born on June 25, 1996 in Houston, Texas. Garrett never met a stranger and was loved by all. He was known for his million dollar smile with a personality to match. This loving son, brother, grandson, great grandson, cousin and friend will be missed. Garrett is survived by his...
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Marcia Odle Lee

November 12, 1949 - August 15, 2016

Marcia Odle Lee, 66, of Richmond, TX succumbed to her battle with cancer and entered into eternal rest in the arms of Christ. On August 15, 2016, Marcia passed surrounded by family at her home. Born in Lafayette, IN in 1949, she is survived by her loving husband, Rudy, of 40 years, mother Delores and three siblings and spouses - Bruce and Dense, Jim and Jan, Pam and Gary. Marcia is also...
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Floyce Deanie Simons

April 29, 1931 - August 12, 2016

Floyce "Deanie" Simons, 85, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016 in Katy. She was born April 29, 1931 in Crockett to Oscar Wiley and Addie Lee Corbitt. Deanie was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sugar Land, active in her church and community, Deanie was a volunteer in the Memorial Hermann Hospital System Gift Shops for close to 30 years. Survivors include her husband of 66...
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Gloria Maxine Pavlas

August 29, 1931 - August 6, 2016

Gloria Maxine (Hurta) Pavlas, of Needville, Texas passed away suddenly on August 6, 2016 with her loving husband at her side. She was born August 29, 1931 in Needville, Texas to John and Fannie (Teykl) Hurta. Gloria was a devout Christian and a long-time member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville. Over the years, Gloria held various positions at a number of banks in the Houston...
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Jack Edward Cash

August 20, 1942 - August 5, 2016

The service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 8, 2016 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg.
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Connie Faye Wegmann

March 28, 1964 - August 5, 2016

A service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2016 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg.
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Lillie A. Jurek

May 14, 1922 - August 5, 2016

Lillie A. Jurek passed away in Rosenberg, Texas on August 5, 2016 at the age of 94. She was born in Frydek, Texas to Otto and Rosie Kveton. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Freudensprung; her second husband, Louis Jurek; her son, William "Billy" Freudensprung; and her siblings, Louis, Charlie, John and Raymond Kveton. Survivors include her sister...
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Susan Gale Bohac

September 14, 1956 - August 4, 2016

Susan Gale (Hrnicko) Bohac passed away at the age of 59 on August 4, 2016 in Sugar Land, Texas. She was born on September 14, 1956 in Wharton, Texas to Ellison and Ellen (Blazek) Hrnicko. She was employed with NewPark Drilling in the accounting department for over 20 years. During her life, she was a devoted wife, mother, and the best "Gaga" to her adoring grandchildren. Her favorite things were...
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Mildred Margaret Barcak

June 9, 1928 - July 31, 2016

Mildred Margaret Barcak, 88, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 in Houston. She was born June 9, 1928 in Moulton to Frank J. and Anna Jungbauer Kalisek. Mildred was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Survivors include her daughter, Evelyn Haas and husband Dennis, son, Jerome Barcak Jr. and wife Agnes, son-in-law, Allan Ray Matthews; 3 sisters, Helen Kalisek, Anita Schimek and Josephine...
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Sophie Rose Stasney

August 30, 1925 - July 29, 2016

Sophie Rose Stasney, 90, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 in Needville. She was born August 30, 1925 in Wallis, to Frank Gerhardt Olsovsky and Sophie Emily Jasek Olsovsky. Her entire life revolved around her faith, which was reflected in her devotion to her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an active life-long member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, a member...
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Zulma L. Ramirez

March 13, 1959 - July 28, 2016

Zulma L. Ramirez, 57, passed away Thursday, july 28, 2016 in Needville. She was born March 13, 1959 in Mexico to Hector and Otilia Guerra Ramirez. Survivors include her parents, 5 children, Roberto Martinez Jr., Indra Landa and husband Jesus, Joel Martinez and wife Jacqueline, Miriam Martinez and Ashley Martinez, 4 brothers, Juan, Hector, Alberto and Martin Ramirez, 3 sisters, Laticia Rios,...
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Robert August McConnell

October 25, 1920 - July 27, 2016

Robert "Bob" August McConnell, 95, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away on July 28, 2016 in Rosenberg, Texas. He was born October 25, 1920 in Moulton, Texas to Roland and Pauline Elster McConnell. Bob honorably served our country during World War II, serving in Okinawa. He was best known for working at the Rosenberg Ford and Chevrolet dealerships for many years. His hobbies included gardening,...
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Joe Rojas

July 2, 1951 - July 27, 2016

Joe Rojas, 65, of Bellville, Texas passed away on July 27, 2016 in Conroe, Texas. He was born on July 2, 1951 in Palacios, Texas to Nicanor and Elvira (Martinez) Rojas. Joe is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Peggy Rojas; and siblings, Mercedes Bentancur and Nicanor Rojas, Jr. Survivors include his sister, Minnie Bentancur and husband, Damacio; along with numerous nieces, nephews,...
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Robert Davis Engelhardt, Jr.

April 17, 1984 - July 23, 2016

Robert Davis Engelhardt Jr. "Wobert", 32 of Needville, Texas, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016. He was born April 17, 1984 in Rosenberg, to Robert and Kitty Engelhardt. Robert worked for the last 3 years for Centerpoint Energy. Survivors include his wife Amy Dawn Slater and children: Kari, Wyatt, Caleb and step-son Caden. He is also survived by his parents, Robert Davis Engelhardt Sr. and...
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Canuta L. Hernandez

January 19, 1928 - July 22, 2016

Canuta "Connie" L. Hernandez, 88, passed away on July 22, 2016. She was born on January 19, 1928. Connie was a faithful and dedicated member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Angleton. Connie is preceded in death by her parents, Cruz and Juana Lugo; husband, A.R. Hernandez; son, A.L. Hernandez, Jr.; great granddaughter, Julia D. Munoz; and great grandson, Oscar M. Segueda. Survivors...
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Ellen Ann Meuth

November 12, 1928 - July 16, 2016

Ellen Ann Meuth, 87, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Rosenberg. She was born November 12, 1928 in Red Rock to Karl H "Charlie" Barton and Mary Bartsch Barton. Ellen was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville, where she was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters. She also loved gardening, crocheting and quilting. Survivors include 6 children; Linda Jan and husband...
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Robert Hargus, Jr.

May 12, 1943 - July 13, 2016

Robert Hargus, Jr., 73, of Richmond, Texas passed away on July 13, 2016 at his residence. He was born on May 12, 1943 in Uvalde, Texas to Robert Sr. and Annette (Willhoyt) Hargus. His hobbies included motorcycle repair, mechanic work and making things with his hands. He had a very creative mind that would allow him to design and weld many projects. This loving husband, father, son, brother,...
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Felix C. Lozano

September 12, 1958 - July 12, 2016

Felix C. Lozano, 57, passed away July 12, 2016 in Houston. He was born September 12, 1958 in General Teran Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Horacio and Catarina Lozano. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sally Lozano, 2 sons, Felix Lozano Jr. and wife Estela, Oscar Lozano and wife Maria, 3 brothers, Ruben Lozano Sr., Horacio Lozano Jr., Jesus Lozano Sr., sister, Maria Lozano, 2 granddaughters,...
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Maria Yolanda Gamboa

March 5, 1951 - July 10, 2016

Maria Yolanda Gamboa, 65, of South Houston, Texas passed away on July 10, 2016. She was born on March 5, 1951 to Francisco and Carmen Balli Gamboa. Yolanda worked for Pasadena I.S.D. for over 29 years. This loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend will be missed. She is preceded in death by her father, Francisco Gamboa. Survivors include her mother, Carmen Balli Gamboa; siblings, Frank Gamboa...
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Regina Gay Holub

September 30, 1960 - July 8, 2016

Regina Gay Holub, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away on July 8, 2016. She was born on September 30, 1960 in Richmond, Texas. Her hobbies included fishing and gardening. She could often be found tinkering around with computers or doing light mechanic work. Regina was affectionately known as "Fish" to many of her family and friends. Regina is preceded in death by her brother, Steven Holub. ...
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Bernice L. Pavlock

July 11, 1924 - July 7, 2016

Bernice L. Pavlock, 91, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away on July 7, 2016 in Rosenberg. She was born on July 11, 1924 in Needville, Texas to Charles and Emma (Oberhoff) Stegemiller. She was a long-time member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Rosenberg. Bernice worked at the Guided Child Care Center for many years. Bernice enjoyed playing Bingo and taking trips to Coushatta. When she...
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Earl Anthony Norra

November 12, 1934 - July 6, 2016

Earl Anthony Norra, 81, went to be with our Lord on July 6, 2016. Earl was born on November 12, 1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He married Shirley Ann Krause, February 2, 1958. He retired from Gulf Oil after 31 years followed by contract work for Chevron. For the last several years, Earl was a crossing guard for Austin Parkway Elementary. He was an active member of St. Laurence Catholic...
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Wendall Roy Oliver

January 14, 1938 - July 5, 2016

Wendall Roy Oliver, 78, of Porter, Texas passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 5, 2016. He was born in Crockett, Texas on January 14, 1938 to Clarence and Margaret Johnson Oliver. This loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend will be missed. In addition to his parents, Roy is preceded in death by an infant daughter; his son,...
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Ronnie D. Smith

July 31, 1957 - June 28, 2016

Ronnie D. Smith, "Stumpy", passed on June 28, 2016. He was one of four siblings born to Alvie and Lillian Smith on July 31, 1957 in Dallas, Texas. He started his career working for Teyfan A/C and then went forward going to Fort Bend I.S.D. He gave 32 years of his life working as a bus driver, warehouse puller and visiting all of the numerous schools in our area. He volunteered for the ARC and...
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Robert Lee Phillips

October 31, 1963 - June 27, 2016

Robert Lee Phillips passed away June 27, 2016. He was the son of Phillip and Gwendolyn Phillips, born in Lake Charles, LA on October 31, 1963. Lee was a man of great faith, daily giving God the glory for all the blessings in his life. He was a successful entrepreneur, active in his community and was eager to pass out a hug or kind word where it was needed. Of all his accomplishments his...
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Tranquilino Ixcotoyac

January 24, 1969 - June 27, 2016


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Deborah Annette Vrana

November 22, 1969 - June 25, 2016

Deborah "Debbie" Annette Vrana was called to eternal rest on June 25, 2016 at her home in Houston, TX. She was born on November 22, 1969 to Henry and Genevieve Vrana. Growing up Debbie attended St. Thomas More Parish School and St. Agnes Academy in Houston. During high school she dedicated her time to young children serving as a Sunday School Teacher for Pre-Schoolers and an After-School Care...
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Sherron Bumbard Sorrells

October 5, 1953 - June 22, 2016

Sherron Bumbard Sorrells, 62, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Rosenberg. She was born October 5, 1953 in Oil City, Louisiana to Aubrey and Clara Bumbard. Survivors include her mother, Clara Laird and husband Carl, daughter, Terri Stuart and husband Jess, 2 grandchildren, Grace Stuart and Foster Stuart. She was preceded in death by her father, Aubrey Bumbard and her husband John...
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Mildred Millie Hedt

January 11, 1937 - June 21, 2016

Mildred "Millie" Hedt passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the age of 79. She was born on January 11, 1937 in Schulenberg, Texas, to Raymond Veselka and Hilda Schilhab. She enjoyed dancing with their many friends and was a member of the Texas P.O.L.K.A. club. She also enjoyed baking, canning and fishing and was also a member of the Needville American Legion...
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Marlene Esther Brogdon

August 22, 1935 - June 19, 2016

Marlene Esther Brogdon, 80, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Richmond. She was born in Phelps, New York, August 22, 1935 to Emil and Ruth Dhalle. Marlene was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She worked as an accountant with Allright Parking. Survivors include her daughter, Christine Zurovec and husband Ronnie, brother, Charlie Dhalle and wife Debbie, 3 grandchildren, Jeremy Potter...
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Lollie Rios

December 17, 1947 - June 18, 2016

Lollie Rios, 68, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Palacios. She was born December 17, 1947 in Los Indios to Abel and Elvira Estrada Aguilar. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Demetrio B. Rios Sr., son, Demetrio Rios Jr., daughter, Deborah Aparicio and husband Alfred, daughter, Priscilla Aguilera and husband Juan, son John Rios and wife Carolyn, sister, Anita Ramirez, brother,...
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Gary Lynn Fredrickson

October 21, 1943 - June 18, 2016

Gary "Ike" Fredrickson Gary Lynn "Ike" Fredrickson passed away at his home in Needville surrounded by his family on June 18, 2016. Gary was born on October 21, 1943, to Louis and Mattie Fredrickson. He was a member of the Needville High School Class of 1962 and served stateside in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict achieving the rank of Sargent. On October 18, 1968, he married Linda Sue...
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Gary Lynn Fredrickson

October 21, 1943 - June 18, 2016


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