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CONROE FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Honoring Your Loved Ones With Compassion

RECENT OBITUARIES OF

YOUR LOVED ONES

Please Scroll All the way down to see Archived Obituaries:

** Not all families run obituaries, so please call funeral home if service information is not shown here. Phone number: 936.756.2210

Michael Pennington 1946 - 2022

Scott Wayne Reynolds 1963 - 2022

Michele Chandler- Wilkins 1950 - 2022

Sharon Ann Reinhardt 1942 - 2022

Rufus Hardy Parker, Jr. 1951 - 2022

Cheryl Ann Johnson 1956 2022

Eunice Clara "Claire" Tarver 1926 - 2022

Jackie Sue Hutton Watts 1937 - 2022

Fred “Freddie” M. McCants 1951 - 2022

Joe Allen McDaniel 1945 - 2022

Sherri Noelle (Allen) Boughton 1967 - 2022

William Nolan Stone 1951 - 2022

Sam Fightmaster 1957 - 2022

Virginia Rubio Mendez 1929 - 2022 

James Christopher Smallwood 1980 - 2022

Mary Jane Tharp 1948 - 2022

Vivian Faye Smith 1938 - 2022

Marco Antonio Mejorado Ceballos 1959 - 2022 

Louie Loyd Teasdale 1932 - 2022

Virginia Gayle Odom 1938 - 2022

Larry Allen Kern 1943 - 2022

Wesley James Castleschouldt 1933 - 2022

Pearl Ann Williams 1956 - 2022

Patricia Ann Pattillo 1947 -  2022 

Malvin Earl Thomas 1936 - 2022

John "Davis" Davison Blankenship 1978 - 2022

Olene Horton Heasley 1935 - 2022

Leighton Damien Johnson 1998 - 2022

Marinell Brinkley 1935 - 2022

Donald Dean Scheffler 1939 - 2022

Richard Garrett Jones 2000 - 2022

Peggy Sue Kendrick 1949 - 2021 

Martha Mae Murdock 1940 - 2022



MICHAEL PENNINGTON


Mike Pennington was born in 1946 to Walter and Dollye Pennington in Delhi, LA and still has family in the area. He grew up in Texas City, Texas and completed carpentry apprentice school before moving to Houston where he worked many years in the construction trade. He expanded his career and was a senior superintendent. His employers include Commercial Dry Wall, Partners, LTB, CE Ward, JE Dunn and DE Harvey, where he retired. Mike was blessed with a lot of help from friends… He and Jan moved to a lakeside cabin in 1992- a dream come true. Many good people helped them get settled in and a lot of good friends helped them in later years. Many are here today. You are appreciated- Mike and Jan often reminisced about the kindness they have been shown and are very thankful! Mike passed away on August 4, 2022 in Montgomery, Texas with his wife, Jan by his side. Beloved wife of 36 years, Jan Pennington; sister, Betty Jo Hall; brother, Tommy Pennington (Melanie); daughter, DeDe Pennington; Mother-in-law, Sarah Reese and a large extended family. Mike was blessed with many dear friends including Sterling Ransom and Jay Armand who walked along side him as he battled cancer. Mike was preceded in death by his brother, Doug Pennington; son, Ricky Pennington; nephew, Jerry Terral and lifelong friend, Larry Hodges. 

Pallbearers:

Sterling Ransom, Jay Armand, Bill Staples, Tim McLean, Sterling Ransom, Jr., Jerry Scarberry.  

  

Visitation in The Chapel prior to the funeral service from 11:00-1:00 P.M.

Funeral Service

The Historic Chapel

Conroe Funeral Directors

Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.


Interment in New Montgomery cemetery in Montgomery, Texas 







SCOTT WAYNE REYNOLDS

 

                                                                      August 26, 1963- August 2, 2022


Scott was a man of deep faith and is now at the feet of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. On August 2nd, 2022, Scott passed away from reoccurring complications due to head and neck cancer.

He was born to Richard & Dianne Reynolds on August 26, 1963, in Houston, Texas. In 1968, his parents moved the family to River Plantation in Conroe. As a boy, Scott was a neighborhood friend to all, young and old. Friend’s parents respected and adored him for his kind nature and Southern etiquette and peers loved hanging out with him for his love of laughter and adventure. Scott loved being outdoors playing with his friends, building forts, playing football, riding bikes, and tying up younger brother, Lance, in a tree not to mention, upside down. All play was suddenly stopped when the sound of Mom was heard announcing that dinner was ready, especially when Scott’s favorite, fried chicken, was on the menu. His love for the game of football introduced him to many life-long friends who were ever present throughout Scott's life. He traveled extensively in his younger years attending NFL Pro bowls, skiing the many US mountain ranges, fishing in Alaska, and diving in Belize.

Scott attended Conroe High school, Tyler Jr. College and Sam Houston State University. He had a successful career in the insurance industry & outside sales always surpassing the goals set by his leaders.

Scott met and married his soulmate, Robin, and together they created a beautiful family and home. He was an incredible father sharing his faith, showing patience and absolute unconditional love to the two people whom he adored most in this world, daughter, Alex, and son, Zach. Attending the sporting events his children were involved in and rooting for Zach or doing the same cheers routines as Alex, was a priority for Scott. He & Robin recently celebrated their 25th anniversary on July 23rd by renewing their vows in a sweet, personal moment.

Aside from spending every moment possible with his beloved family, Scott found great joy in helping others. He was constantly looking to see whose life he could change next.

Scott is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Dianne Reynolds and brother Lance Wade Reynolds.

He leaves behind his wife, Robin Benard Reynolds, daughter Alexandria Reece Reynolds and son Zachary Benard Reynolds, his sister Lisa K. Reynolds, nephew Jackson Reece Reynolds, and Uncle John Reece, Jr.

Scott also leaves behind many family members as well as countless friends who care for him very much.

Rest in peace, Scott.


A Celebration of Scott’s life will be held at Faithbridge Church in Spring, Texas on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 3:00 PM with Dan Slagle officiating. Interment will follow in Tranquility Oaks cemetery. Pallbearers will include Jim Klatt, John Adamson, Reed Killion, John Kellen, Michael Smith, Gary Hays, Zach Reynolds, and Tom Hargrove.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Journey Home with the provided link below.

https://www.journeyhomehouston.org/donate










 

MICHELE M. CHANDLER- WILKINS


Memorial Service for Michele M. Chandler-Wilkins of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Michele was born on June 20, 1951 in Houston, Texas to Jack and Josephine Wooten. She passed away peacefully on July 31, 2022 surrounded by family at the age of 71.

Michele is survived by her beloved husband, Ray Wilkins; Son, David Chandler and wife, Ann; Daughter, Tina Chandler-Ducena; Son, John Chandler; Sister, Kathy Wooten, Brother, Mickey Wooten; Grandchildren, Brittainy Chandler, Dawson Chandler, Marissa Chandler, Taylor Chandler; Great granddaughter, Sadie; Nephews and nieces, Chris Wooten, Mark Wooten, Eric Shanks, Lyndsey Wade, Kendra Wade, Ryan Wooten and Christine Wooten.

Michelle was preceded in death by John Wooten, Wendy Jo Shanks, Evan Shanks, Chelsea Wooten and Taylor Wooten. 











SHARON ANN REINHARDT


Memorial Service for longtime Conroe resident, Sharon Ann Reinhardt, will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the April Sound church with Pastor Keith Sobus officiating. A reception will follow for family and friends.

Prior to the Memorial service, a Graveside Service is being held on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in Kress cemetery in Kress, Texas. A reception for family and friends will follow at Kress Senior Citizen Center, 302 Skipworth Ave, Kress, TX 79052. Sharon was born on May 1, 1942, in Stamford, Texas to Henry and Irene Thomas. She passed away peacefully into the hands of our Lord on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in The Woodlands, Texas at the age of 80.

Sharon grew up on the family farm in Kress, Texas. She graduated from Kress high school where she was a 5'1" basketball player and cheerleader for the Kress Kangaroos. Sharon then went on to study at Texas Tech University. She married her beloved Charles in September of 1960 at the Church of Christ church in Kress, Texas and began building their life together. After several moves from Odessa to Houston, they landed in Conroe in 1972, a perfect place to raise their two young children. Sharon worked in the Oil industry for a short time before deciding to become a stay-at-home mom which suited her well. She was an avid painter who loved to create beautiful pieces and became a dutiful volunteer for many organizations. Sharon volunteered for over 20 years at Conroe Regional Hospital where she helped run the gift shop. She was also very active in the River Plantation Garden Club, the April Sound Ladies Association, and her Ladies Bible Study. She and Charles are active members of April Sound church where they have met many of their longtime friends.

She was preceded in death by both her parents and her only son Craig Reinhardt.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 62 years Charles Reinhardt of April Sound, her daughter Tippi Reinhardt of The Woodlands, her sister Janice Patterson of Amarillo and her four children and numerous other relatives and loved ones.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org/










RUFUS HARDY PARKER, JR. 


In Loving Memory of Rufus Hardy Parker, Jr. of Liberty, Texas. Rufus was born on July 27, 1951, in Liberty, Texas and passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Baytown, Texas at the age of 70 with family by his side.

Rufus was a loving son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather who was a friend to all. He served in the Marines and was a hard worker. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, and he loved riding motorcycles on the open road. Rufus will be dearly missed.

Rufus is survived by his mother, Dorothy Hudson; children, Robert Parker, Nikki Atkinson and husband, Rodney, Destiny Piazza and husband, M.J., and Cory Parker; Sisters, Chris Smallwood and husband, James, and Cindy Hart and husband, Chris; Brother, Bruce Parker, Sr. and wife, Cherry; 9 grandchildren and 6 great -grandchildren.










 

EUNICE CLARA "CLAIRE" TARVER

Eunice Clara (Claire) Tarver, 95, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, July 10, 2022, at home peacefully. She was born in Lufkin, Texas to Hosea Jones and Clara Victoria Hambrick Jones (Bigmomma) on October 13, 1926. A resident of Conroe, TX for almost seven decades, Eunice was a lover of all animals, an active runner, and a member of the VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary. She participated in work with the local library and police station and was a member of a number of local congregations, most recently The Ark Church. She was blessed to be surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the greater Conroe area—a true matriarch. A sharp mind and soft heart, the family often gathered around the newest of Eunice’s verses or a particularly difficult crossword puzzle clue. She was a devoted daughter of Jesus Christ and led her five children to a relationship with Him. She was comforted by her favorite verse, Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.”Eunice was a lifelong Elvis Presley fan. In her own words, “I’m a blonde babe, a bit bold…Real glad I rocked and rolled!”

She is survived by five children, Vicki Caswell (Bill), Reed Tarver, Laura Tarver, Billy Tarver (Brita), and Janet Anderson; ten grandchildren, who affectionately referred to her as “Memomma”, Collin Caswell (Amy), Jennifer Caswell, Jaime Vest, Robert Allen, Michael Allen (Lezlie), Chris Tarver (Danielle), Sarah Anderson (Enrique), Judd Messer (Caroline), Laura Anderson (Navid), Matt Tarver (Madison); ten great-grandchildren, Morgan Caswell, Emily Caswell, Jeffrey Vest, Cole Caswell, Kyle Caswell, Jamie Millo, Southern Allen, Griffin Allen, Austyn Allen, and Marlee Tarver; two nieces, Pam Courtney (Robert) and Pat Reeves (Harold); and many loving friends and extended family, including her beloved cat, “Molly”.

The family thanks Jo Lynne Santore, her primary caregiver, and Jennifer Lopez, Kim Marriott, and Doyle Ives of Heart to Heart Hospice for the loving care afforded to Eunice until the end.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Chaplain Doyle Ives officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.


Pallbearers

Collin Caswell, Robert Allen, Michael Allen,

Chris Tarver, Judd Messer, Matt Tarver and

Jeffrey Vest. 















JACKIE SUE HUTTON WATTS


Memorial service for Jackie Sue Watts of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.

Jackie was born on November 24, 1937 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Warren M. and Bertie (Shroud) Hutton. She passed away on June 30, 2022 at her home in The Woodlands at the age of 84. She is survived by her loving family: Husband of 57 years, Wayne Watts; Daughters, Jennifer Watts Stewart and husband, CJ, and Jaime Watts and husband, Kristian ten Wolde; grandchildren, Jack Stewart, Brandon Stewart, Ella ten Wolde and Fiona ten Wolde. Jackie is also survived by a host of family and friends. 













Fred “Freddie” M. McCants

Aug. 15, 1951- June 23, 2022


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Mike Davis officiating. A private burial will be held at Evergreen cemetery.

Fred “Freddie” Mac McCants passed away at his home in Willis, Texas on Thursday, June 23, 2022. He was born, raised, and worked in Conroe and the surrounding areas. At age 11, Freddie followed in his Dad, “Pete’s” profession as a journeyman meat cutter and processor in the grocery and game business. He worked at many of our local grocers, holding various assistant management roles, retiring from Wal-Mart in 2015.

Freddie was a good man, loved a good time, a good deal, and making money. Appearing shy at first, made friends quickly, and invested in relationships, especially in his brother Dan’s friendship. His hobbies and joys included: rebuilding cars with Rickie, buying and selling, home DIY projects, honkey tonkin’, country-n-western dancing, having a cocktail with his buddies, cooking for family gatherings perfecting his BBQ rub recipe, building his rental business, and relaxing with an occasional brownie or chocolate chip cookie in his hand with a Western movie playing on the TV. He loved the companionship of a beautiful woman, and most of all, his daughter, Misty. He also cherished time with his son-in-law, Tim, and his grandchildren, Lauren, Drew, and Lanie Lakin.

Freddie loved flirting, lifting others up, making you feel like a million bucks, and devoted his time to family, and ones he chose as his family. He reflected the goodness and fun personality of his Mother, Lois “Saucey” who precedes him in death, and who now he’s dancing with forever. Fred was preceded in death by his Father, Wilburn Payne “Pete” McCants, Mother, Gertrude DeLores “Lois” McCants Smith, and Granddaughter, Madileine Lakin.

Survivors: Misty McCants Lakin, Husband, Tim; Brother, Dan R. McCants, Wife, Virginia; Grandchildren, Lauren, Andrew, and Lanie Lakin; Nephews: Matt and Shelby “Petey” McCants, Nieces: Amanda and Haley McCants; and dear family and a host of friends. Pallbearers: Tim Lakin, Drew Lakin, Matt McCants, Jason Fox, Tom Willis, Antonio Mejia, and Shelby “Petey” McCants (honorary)

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to the American Heart Association.









JOE ALLEN MCDANIEL

Funeral Services for Joe Allen McDaniel, 76, of New Waverly, Texas will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow at Conroe Memorial Park. Joe was born on November 17, 1945 in Conroe, Texas to Theodore Columbus McDaniel and Mary Ellis (Gibson) McDaniel. He passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at home surrounded by family.

Joe was preceded in death by his son, Stacy Lynn McDaniel and daughter, Vicki Sue McDaniel. Survived by his beloved wife, Wanda McDaniel; daughter, Rachel Pennington and husband, Chris; son, Jeff McDaniel; sisters, Darlene Hickmon, Donice Wiggins and Cathy McShan; 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Austin Desautel, Dalton Love, William Love, Christopher McDaniel, Michael McDaniel and Bradley Horton.











 


SHERRI NOELLE (ALLEN) BOUGHTON


Memorial Service for Sherri will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Pat Sparks officiating. 


Sherri Noelle (Allen) Boughton passed away during the early morning hours May 16th, 2022, at the age of 54. Sherri was working out of Georgetown, Texas for Kite Realty Group as a Property Manager for commercial retail centers in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown and Waco. She is survived by her husband Richard Lamar and daughter McKenna Christine Zulema Marisol of Cypress, TX. Her parents Larry Grayson & Beverly Ann (Hilliard) Allen of Cypress, TX, and sister her Traci Lynn (Allen) McMickle, her husband Jeff and daughters Maddie and Linsey of Boerne, TX.

Sherri graduated from the University of Houston with a BBA in Management Information Systems. In 1996 she obtained her dream job as a Global Account Representative at Dell Computer. Sherri was the epitome of what Dell was all about. According to her Dell friends and co-workers, she was so excited to be at her “dream job”. Her sincere and outgoing personality made her a natural as a sales professional for various firms over the past twenty years and the past ten years in Property Management currently with Kite.

Sherri was loved by so many friends and relatives. Some of their comments about Sherri; “Remembering Sherri’s unique & beautiful eyes! …to me, it was like she was looking into your soul …& understood!! Like she was truly interested in what you were saying to her. (Not a lot of individuals have that talent of truly showing they care, but she did!).” Sherri was such a success in life …especially, to those she touched. “She impressed upon the heart of each person that met her & knew… her kindness, her sincerity, her eagerness to connect.” “She was given to us for a little while ‘as a gift’ and to teach us what a truly beautiful heart is… and hopefully, we can learn from her example!” Sherri’s infectious laugh could give us a positive outlook on life.

In her early days, The Tavern (12th and Lamar for those that know) was where she loved to shoot pool, enjoy jell-o shots and pitchers, and sing along with the jukebox selections. Meatloaf, especially “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and Guns ‘n’ Roses “Paradise City.” Music was a big part of what Sherri enjoyed about life. Lamar introduced her to the likes of Chris LeDoux, Robert Earl Keen, and Jerry Jeff Walker and others, and he was able to arrange for her to meet a couple of those stars in person. And then there were the dogs, the Great Pyrenees. All that size and hair and drool, but they were her favorite. Her positivity for life, her intense love for McKenna, and of course, her precious family who she loved so dearly made her who she was. This world has truly lost a magnificent energy…and it will never be the same without our beautiful Sherri!”












 NOLAN STONE


On June 2, 2022, Nolan Stone passed away doing what he loved, taking his dog, Ripley, for a walk.

He was born June 15, 1951, in Michigan to John and Annie Dell Stone. He moved to Mineral Springs, Arkansas in the 5th grade and across the street from his future wife, Ginger. They grew up together, playing games, going to the swimming pool, and attending school activities. Always together. They married on December 19, 1970 and were married 51 years.

Nolan was an exceptional provider for his family. He began his career doing manual labor at a refinery and when he left his first job, he was a supervisor. He worked at two more plants and advanced to the position of supervisor there also. His final job was at Noltex where he spent over 25 years and advanced to Manager of Operations. He did all this with only an Associate's degree in science.

Nolan was also an excellent leader, teacher, and mentor. He held everyone to a high standard but was always fair.

Nolan was funny, loyal, and the best husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend you could ever ask for. He was kind, incredibly compassionate and always thought of others.

Nolan’s words of advice that he told our daughters and granddaughters was always tell the truth and do the right thing. That was my Husband.



For our beloved, WOO PIG, SOOIE!!!!


Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Larry Fulton will officiate.

                                                                           Memorials

If you would like to make a donation please give to the Wounded Warrior Project or T2T.org (Tunnels to Towers). 












SAM WAYNE FIGHTMASTER

Memorial Service for Sam Wayne Fightmaster of Willis, Texas will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Chaplain Bernard Marks officiating. Sam was born on March 12, 1957 in Houston, Texas and passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at home at the age of 65. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Jeanne Fightmaster and his brother, Johnny Fightmaster. Sam is survived by his longtime companion, Jody Taylor and their daughters, Madison and Morgan; and grandson, Roman.

Sam worked at Powers Engineering for fifteen years. He enjoyed deep sea fishing,surfing, concerts, NASCAR Racing, and he was a die hard Dallas Cowboy fan. Sam saved all of the concert tickets from each concert that he attended through the years. He had collected over three hundred concert tickets. Sam lived every day as though it might be his last. Sam’s life may have been cut short but he certainly lived life to the fullest. He was a simple man, and a very humble one at that. Sam enjoyed telling his friends and family stories about his life experiences. Sam would tell the stories charismatically, and when he laughed it was infectious. He will be deeply missed, heaven has certainly gained an angel.







 


VIRGINIA RUBIO MENDEZ


Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great-grandmother, sister, and friend.

Virginia R Mendez was born August 15, 1929, in Yorktown, Texas and passed away peacefully in Humble, Texas May 29, 2022. Her parents resided in Lyford, Tx, but was traveling through Yorktown, when she decided to be born. She was the 2nd born of 10 brothers and sisters. Virginia married her husband of 53 years, Elijio C Mendez in January of 1948 and they soon moved to Conroe, Tx where they raised their 5 children. When Elijio passed in 2001, Virginia found comfort in her love for playing bingo, gardening and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was such a giving person and welcomed anyone into her home with open arms.

She loved cooking for everyone and mostly enjoyed her holidays with family. She also had a love for watching her favorite baseball team on tv “The Houston Astros”.

Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, Longino and Olivia Rubio, her husband, Elijio C Mendez, daughter, Olivia Mendez, brothers, Rene Rubio, Roberto Rubio, Adolfo Rubio, and sister, Herminia Rubio Quilantán.

She is survived by her brothers, Conrado Rubio (Mary), Juan Rubio (Alicia),

sisters, Criselda Rubio Esparza (Juan), Crisanta Rubio Gomez (Adam), Beatriz Rubio, (German) and numerous nieces and nephews. Her sons and daughter-in-law’s, Jose Mendez (Bula), Alfredo “Freddy” Mendez, Elijio “Gil” Mendez Jr (Linda). Daughters and son-in-law’s, Elizabeth Mendez Stephan (Eddie “Sonny”), Virginia Mendez Martin, and Katherine Kay “KK” Elliott (Jason).

Grandchildren, Angela Mendez Harbour (Chuck), Joel Mendez, Elizabeth Koenig Dean (James), Carrie Koenig Rodriguez, Larry Koenig (Amy), Justin Mendez, Robert Hales, Giny Mendez Gonzales (Ray), Jason Mendez, Jacob Mendez, Jeremy Martin (Jill), Britni Martin Coselli (Tom), and Michael Stephan.

Great-Grandchildren; Amanda Harbour, Charlie Harbour, Olivia Mendez, Victoria Mendez, Alexis Rodriguez (Todd) Jordan Rodriquez, Courtney Rodriguez, Caitlin Harmon (Cody), Colton Dean, Amber Koenig, Chance Koenig, Elijah Mendez, Kooper Martin, Kenley Martin, Karter Martin, Owen Coselli, Easton Coselli, Cody Rushing (Whitney), and Hunter Elliott.

Great-Great-Grandchildren; Kali Wiggins, Bentley Harmon, Paisley Harmon, Braxton Rushing, Ki’a Rushing, Briar Grissom, Lillie Dean, River Koenig

Would like to recognize Special Family Friends; Richard Brinegar, Theresa Palacio and Carla Hensley

Funeral services will be held Friday, June, 03, 2022 at 02:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors 1504 N Thompson Street, Conroe, TX 77301.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June, 02, 2022 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Conroe Funeral Directors, as well as a Rosary that will be held at the same location at 7:00 PM.

The family encourages everyone to share fond memories and condolences at Legacy.com and/or www.conroefuneraldirectors.org for the Mendez family.














James Christopher Smallwood, 42, of Willis, Texas was born on June 27, 1980 in Conroe, Texas to James A. Smallwood and Maggie C. Smallwood. He took his final breath at home, where he lived with his parents on May 5, 2022. James was a caring and loving son, brother, uncle, and cousin. He was a beautiful soul who was misunderstood by many. His struggles in his life caused him distress, but he felt God knew his heart and he found happiness in the small things in life. James remained single throughout life but took joy in spending time with his nieces and nephews, especially when drawing. James was very artistic and loved to draw old cars especially. He had such potential! He also enjoyed spending time with his mom, dad and nanny at their home sitting on the porch talking while watching the birds & squirrels (when he wasn’t playing on his PlayStation or watching movies.) James always was searching for home jobs on the internet, he liked to stay busy. After obtaining his GED he went to work for Conroe Toyota then went to work for his uncle in Wichita Falls for a time. His declining health over the last few years prevented him from keeping up with old friends and kept him mostly indoors.

James is so deeply loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving family: Parents, James A. and Chris Smallwood; brother, Anthony Coleman and wife, Chandra; brother, Jeremy Sawyer and wife, Brandie; nanny, Dorothy Hudson; nieces, Sadie Milstead and husband Mason, Christa Sawyer; nephews, Christian Coleman, Ryan M. Coleman, Zachary Coleman, Donovan Sawyer, Tucker Sawyer & Karson Sawyer; great-nephew, Kaden Coleman; great nieces, Riley Coleman and Parker Milstead. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive.










MARY JANE THARP


Mary Jane Tharp was born on July 21, 1948, in Springfield, Missouri to Fred and Nadine Scantlin. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2022, surrounded by family in Splendora, Texas.

Mary was a loving mother and grandmother who always made time for everyone. Her greatest love was her family. And all her children were proud to call her mom. Her friends knew her as a kind soul, always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Mary loved anything country! Whether it was country music, old western movies, or fond memories of her raising horses from her youth. Her gentle smile and big hugs will be dearly missed.

Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, David Scantlin, and Larry Scantlin (her twin); her parents; and her beloved husband, Maxey Tharp. She is survived by her loving family: Four children, Darrell Tharp and wife, Debbie, Bruce Tharp and wife, Kimberly, Kristina Tharp, and Bryan Tharp and wife, Tammy; grandchildren, Katlyn, Josh, Shelton, Jesse, Joe Michael, Landon, Brianna, Carterr, Graciee, Juliannaa, Kelsey and Kyle; Great grandchild, Annabelle; numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. 












VIVIAN FAYE SMITH


Funeral Service for Vivian Faye Smith of New Waverly, Texas will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 11:00 A. M. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in New Waverly.  The Rev. Robert Nichols will officiate. Interment will follow in New Hope cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 2, 2022 from 5-8 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.  Mrs. Smith was born on April 2, 1938 in Shamrock, Texas to Cleo R. and Vivian Mae (Harkins) Lax. She passed away on Wednesday,  April 27, 2022 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 84. Vivian had a strong love for God and an unwavering love for her family. As a teacher of Children’s Church for over 40 years, she taught little one's love of the Lord and to know and trust in him. She will be greatly missed. 

Vivian was preceded in death by her children, Rose Taylor and Joel Smith; brother, Jim Lax; and her husband, Bob Smith.  She is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Deborah Bales & Jim; Son, Robert Smith & Wanda; sisters, Wanda Bidwell; Grandchildren, Chris Bales & fiancé, Holly, Mandy Cannon & Dustin, Kristina Russ & George, Lacey Miller & Greg, Jennifer McDaniel & Curtis, Wes Smith & Renee, Ty Taylor, Sam Taylor, Melissa Martinez & Luis, & Michelle Vela & Martin; numerous great-grandchildren and a host of caring relatives and friends. 







 

MARCO ANTONIO MEJORADO CEBALLOS


Funeral services for Marco Antonio Mejorado Ceballos will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2022 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Antonio was born on April 15, 1959 in Mexico to Antonio Merjorado Dimas and Alejandra Ceballos. He passed away on April 10, 2022 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 62. Antonio worked a AmeriTex Pipe and Products in Conroe, Texas. He was dearly loved by all his family and friends and will be missed.

Antonio was preceded in death by his father, † Antonio Mejorado Dimas; sister, † Ana Rosa Mejorado Ceballos; and his brothers, † Gilberto Mejorado Ceballos and † Marco Antonio Mejorado.

Antonio is survived by his loving family: wife, Aleida Mejorado Garza; mother, Alejandra Ceballos Larraga; Children, Marco Antonio Mejorado Barcenas, Joel Longoria and Elizabeth Sagastume, Christian Garza and Brianisa Esquivel and Juan Carlos Mejorado Barcenas; brothers, Roberto Mejorado Ceballos, Santiago Mejorado Ceballos, Juan Mejorado Ceballos, Alejandra Mejorado Ceballos, Esteban Mejorado Ceballos, Eusebio Mejorado Ceballos, Efraín Mejorado Ceballos , and Armando Mejorado Ceballos; grandchildren, Alizay Garza and Adelynn Garza; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.




Los servicios funerarios para Marco Antonio Mejorado Ceballos se llevarán a cabo el sábado 16 de abril de 2022 de 1:00 p. m. a 5:00 p. m. en The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Antonio nació el 15 de abril de 1959 en México de Antonio Merjorado Dimas y Alejandra Ceballos. Falleció el 10 de abril de 2022 en Conroe, Texas a la edad de 62 años. Antonio trabajaba en AmeriTex Pipe and Products en Conroe, Texas. Fue muy querido por toda su familia y amigos y será extrañado.

A Antonio le precedieron en la muerte su padre, † Antonio Mejorado Dimas; hermana, † Ana Rosa Mejorado Ceballos; y sus hermanos, † Gilberto Mejorado Ceballos y † Marco Antonio Mejorado.

A Antonio le sobrevive su amada familia: esposa, Aleida Mejorado Garza; madre, Alejandra Ceballos Larraga; Hijos, Marco Antonio Mejorado Barcenas, Joel Longoria y Elizabeth Sagastume, Christian Garza y ​​Brianisa Esquivel y Juan Carlos Mejorado Barcenas; hermanos, Roberto Mejorado Ceballos, Santiago Mejorado Ceballos, Juan Mejorado Ceballos, Alejandra Mejorado Ceballos, Esteban Mejorado Ceballos, Eusebio Mejorado Ceballos, Efraín Mejorado Ceballos y Armando Mejorado Ceballos; nietos, Alizay Garza y ​​Adelynn Garza; muchos otros queridos parientes y amigos también sobreviven.








GAYLE VIRGINIA ODOM 


Virginia Gayle Odom, beloved mother, Mimi, Great Mimi, and to many, a wonderful lifelong friend, passed away on 20 March 2022 at the age of 83. She was a stranger to none. She had a way of making people feel comfortable and thus, made many friends throughout the years. She was a beautiful Christian who loved her God, with whom she is now rejoicing. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Odom, her mother and father, Earl C. and Irmanee Roark, and stepmother, Dorthy. She is survived by her daughter, Joni Watts, married to Kevin Watts, her grandchildren, Alex White, Lyndsie White, Christina Watts, Amanda Brown and Ronald Brown, and her great grandchildren, Alayna Stone and Noah White, her brother, E. C. Roark, and stepsister, Denise Evans, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. A visitation was held at Conroe Funeral Directors in Conroe, Texas, on 2 April 2022, followed by the funeral service, then the interment at Klein Cemetery at 32509 TX-249, Pinehurst, TX 77362. Afterwards, a Celebration of Life will be held at 514 N. Pecan Drive, Tomball, TX 77375.








LARRY ALLEN KERN


Larry Allen Kern, age 78, passed away on Friday March 4, 2022, in El Paso, Texas. He was born July 13, 1943, in Dayton Ohio. He grew up in Jackson Ohio and joined the Air Force in 1963 and spent time in Panama before returning to the states, where he went into fire protection and learned the skill of saving lives at the fire academy in Chanute AFB, Rantoul Illinois. He stayed with the DOD and moved to El Paso, Texas where he held the position as head of Fire Protection Trainer as a Assistant Fire Chief at Fort Bliss Army Base and retired as the Fire Chief in 1998. Although Larry’s profession was in fire protection his true passion was the carnival midway, the sights, sounds and smells that filled the air was a like no other to him. That is where he found his love of the Merry-Go-Round and the music that made it a little slice of heaven to him, band organs. Dating back to a young man in Jackson Ohio he built his very own Merry-Go-Round in his back yard that made the local newspaper and is in the history books of Jackson Ohio. In retirement he spent his time with his very own band organ traveling to fairs all over the country with his 3 side kick puppies, Pee Jay, Gizmo and Gadget making new friends and bringing joy to the lovers of band organ music both old and new. His favorite saying, “Till We Meet at the Merry-Go-Round”. Preceded in death were parents Myron and Betty Williams of Jackson Ohio… Sister Christy Davis of Hillard Ohio (husband Butch) Dogs Pee Jay and Gizmo. Survived by son Donald (wife Kimberly) of Magnolia Texas sister Elaine Blackburn (husband Terry) of Canton Ohio, grandkids, great grandkids, many nieces and nephews and Gadget and Trinket. Family, friends, and others whose lives Larry touched are invited on March 31, 2022, at 11am to Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N Thompson St. Conroe Texas 77301. Burial will follow at 1:30pm at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston Texas 77038.









PEARL ANN WILLIAMS

Funeral Service for Pearl Ann Williams, 65, of Conroe, Texas will be held on March 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Pearl was born on March 25, 1956 in Sault St. Marie, Michigan and passed away peacefully on March 20, 2022 in Conroe, Texas. She is survived by her loving family: sister-in-law, Kathy Dahl; nieces and nephews, Kathryn and Morris McCollum, Annie and Matthew Harris, John and Marissa Dahl, Rachel Seggerman and Heath; many other dear cousins and friends also survive. Pearl was dearly loved by her family and will be greatly missed.

Pallbearers: Daltin Adams, John Dahl, Matthew Harris, John Kinser, Frank McRorie, Andrew West, Mark Williams and Tim House. 










PATRICIA  ANN PATTILLO


February 22, 1947 – February 20, 2022


Patricia Ann Pattillo, age 74, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 20, 2022. She was born in Houston, Texas on February 22, 1947, to William Howard Pattillo and Betty Ruth Pattillo.

Patricia lived in the Spring and Montgomery areas for most of her life. She graduated High School from Spring Branch and was a proud homemaker who loved holidays and celebrations.

She loved God/Jesus with all of her heart and let him guide her through life.

“The goodness of God endureth continually.” Ps. 52:1.

Patricia treasured her family and friends and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana to her grandchildren, Haley and Ashton, and loved to watch them play outside. She was also quite the fisherman! She loved to go to Galveston and Bolivar where she would crab, fish, and bask in the sun.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Horton and her grandchildren Haley Horton and Ashton Horton.

A Celebration of life for Patricia will be held Thursday March 24, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, Texas 77301. It will be followed by a balloon launch in Patricia’s honor.

The family request that memorial donations be made to:


The Church at Woodforest – Caring Ministries

700 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Montgomery, Texas 77316


Wounded Warriors

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/


The Heart Association

https://www.heart.org/











JOHN "DAVIS" DAVISON BLANKENSHIP


Funeral Services for John “Davis” Davison Blankenship will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 10:00 am at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1516 Wilson Rd. Conroe, Tx 77304. Interment will follow in New Montgomery cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am - 10:00 am before the service. Davis was born on October 20, 1978 in Houston, Texas to Robert Jordan Blankenship and Paula (Davison) Blankenship. He passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022 in Houston, Texas at the age of 43.

Davis was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Paula Blankenship; brother, B.J. Blankenship and his best friend, Kyle Bennett.

He is survived by his loving family: Maternal grandmother, Rae Davison; Sister, Melissa Ashton and husband, Jed; Brothers, Daniel Blankenship and Ben Blankenship; Nieces and nephews, Travis Ashton, Cade and Morgan Ashton, Rhett and Cayden Ashton, McCall Ashton, Dallas Ashton, and Oliva Ashton; great niece, Millie Ashton; many other dear relatives and friends also survive.

Pallbearers will be Ben Blankenship, Daniel Blankenship, Travis Ashton, Cade Ashton, Rhett Ashton, Dallas Ashton, Devin Ray, Dave Bayless and Brandon Gurrie.


If Davis was on some dirt with something that could fly~ he came alive.


He always told me:

“Never look at what you’re jumping over, always keep your eyes on exactly where you want to land.” He always made it look effortless. He was always able to make his tires hit the ground right where he wanted to - with such precision and grace.

To him I say:

I hear you.

I’m not looking down right now…I’m keeping my eyes on the landing spot.

Hoping to live a little bit like you rode. On purpose. Always believing. Loving every minute.


GO BIG #44

We’ll be down here trying to do the same, hoping to hit our mark with some grace.












MALVIN EARL THOMAS


Memorial Service for Malvin Earl Thomas, Jr. of New Waverly, Texas will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Sheffield officiating. Malvin was born on September 14, 1936, in Dallas, Texas to Malvin Earl Thomas, Sr. and Nell Eloise (Stevens) Thomas. He passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, in Magnolia, Texas at the age of 85.

Malvin is survived by his loving family: wife of 64 ½ years, Wife: Lanell Thomas; Daughter, DeNeyce Strecker and her husband David Strecker and their children, Josh Strecker and his wife, Jana Strecker and Rachel Nikolaiev and her husband Matt Nikolaiev ; Son, Troy Thomas and his wife, Amy Thomas and their children, Justyn Ashman her husband, Sean, Jordan Cathey and her husband, Ryan, and Darby Bennett and her husband, Scott; 12 great grandchildren; and a host of other dear relatives and friends also survive.

Malvin served his country in the National Guard. He retired from the Oil and Gas industry as a piping Engineer after many years of service. Our loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend is greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nurses International at https://nursesinternational.org/donate










OLENE HORTON HEASLEY 


August 11, 1935-January 29, 2022

Olene passed away gracefully at the age of 86 on Saturday, January 29, 2022 in her hometown of Conroe, Texas. Olene was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Hollys Heasley and her brother Don “Buck” Horton. Born in Tyler, Texas to Novie and OZ Horton, she moved to Conroe in high school.

Olene was always very friendly and social. She was involved in PTA and various social and service groups including being a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She had many friends and belonged to a theater group, a bridge group and a bowling team for many years.

As her children got older, she began her career in Real Estate in Conroe which continued for 30 years.

She is a long-standing member of First Baptist Church in Conroe where she served as GA, Sunday school and VBS leader, sang in the choir and helped with the homeless ministry and the bereavement luncheons.

Always a beauty, Olene was color-coordinated, dressed in a cute outfit and adorned in lot of color coordinated jewelry even on her last days.

Olene leaves a lifetime of love behind for her son and daughter-in law Brett and Sally Heasley, her daughter Holly Arbuckle and her daughter and son in law Rouye and Vern Choquette, sister-in-law Sharon Horton and her beloved grandchildren Nick Arbuckle, Barrett Heasley, Ben Heasley, Claire Choquette and Riley and Braya Choquette. She was also dearly loved by a host of nieces, nephews.

The family invites all to join them for Visitation on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 1:00 pm held in the Hooper Chapel, First Baptist Church Conroe followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 pm.


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LEIGHTON DAMIEN JOHNSON 


Celebration of Life- Visitation for Leighton Damien Johnson of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Leighton was born on July 16, 1998, in Houston, Texas and passed away on January 20, 2022, at home. He was 23 years old. Leighton was a loving and kind soul who never met a stranger, and his smile would light up a room. His forgiving ways, endearing laugh, and fearless attitude will be greatly missed.

Leighton is survived by his loving family: parents, Diana Price Johnson and Bruce Allen Johnson; sister, Lauren Johnson; grandparents, Damien and Betty Jo Price; fiancé, Trinidy Aranjo; Uncle, Greg Price and wife, Judy; Great Aunt, Linda Logan and husband, T.R.; Uncles, Doug Ottinger and Mark Ottinger; cousin, Ethan Ottinger; many other dear relatives and caring friends survive. Don’t be sad when thinking of him, remember all the fun times he had with family, friends, and every life he touched. When you think of him, have a smile for him, as he always had one for everyone around him.









 

MARINELL BRINKLEY


In Loving Memory of Marinell Brinkley, 86, of Montgomery, Texas who passed away on January 17, 2022 in Conroe, Texas. Mrs. Brinkley is survived by her loving family: Daughters, Pam Taras, Sharon Samaniego and Christie Wearren. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.









DONALD DEAN SCHEFFLER 


In Loving Memory of Donald Dean Scheffler who passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the age of 82. He is survived by his four daughters Donna, Rhonda, Sonja, and Gena. Also, all his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, his son Donnie, and friends. He was the oldest of eight children with four sisters and three brothers. Donald will always be missed.

Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. 









RICHARD GARRETT JONES


Richard Garrett Jones, age 21 of Conroe, Texas passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022. He was born November 20, 2000, to Jessica M. Jones. He was preceded in death by his Great Grandmother Jewel Jones, his Great Grandfather Joe B. Hall, and Great Aunt Kimberly Gates.

Survivors include his mother Jessica M. Jones, his sister Fallyn G Jones, his Great Grandmother Maxine Hall, his Nana & Papa, Tracy Jones and Clay Hightower, his Pawpaw Robert (Bobby) Jones and wife Barbara. His Uncles Andrew C. Jones and wife Molly, Marcus Colby Jones, Thomas Arron Jones and wife Melissa, his Aunt Ashley Robledo and husband Oscar. Great Aunts Teresa Rudolph and Judy Agular. Cousins Jillian Whitehead, Austin and Corey Jones, Peyton Young, Koby Daniels, Kimberly Gates and Alec, Cate, and Grayson Robledo. Special Brother Derrick Thornton. Along with too many friends to list.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson Street, Conroe, Texas.












ARCHIVED 2021


Randall Frank Weaver 1944 - 2021

Mary Jo Zimmer Danley 1937 - 2021

Cassandra Ann (Sandy) Morgan -1974 - 2021

Dillon Michael Ernst 1995 - 2021

Robert Newton Ellisor 1955 - 2021

Wayburn Kaywood Castleschouldt 1934 - 2021

Dillon Michael Ernst 1995 - 2021

Lula Bell Bates 1928 - 2021

Norman Ray "Bo" Meyer 1945 - 2021

Pamela Lunneen Woods Loomis 1922 - 2021

Linda N. Taylor 1951 2021

Eliud Arrazate 1935 - 2021

Jeanette Darlene Miles 1945 - 2021

Jennifer Daryl Freeman Moses 1951 - 2021

Emmett Gay Barrow 1936 - 2021

Martha Lee Turner 1941 - 2021

Nicole Susan Bradley 1978 - 2021

Jimmy D. Weeks 1949 - 2021

Gary Wayne Baskette 1985 - 2021

Ronald Gene West 1952 - 2021

Charles Edward Westmoreland 1942 - 2021

Doris Jean Ramsey 1952 - 2021

Jack Arlen Young 1930 - 2021

Kevin Davis Harper 1967 - 2021

Jerry Lee Fielder 1970 - 2021

Bobbie Jean Hoffpauir 1940 - 2021

Alfred Leon Beasley 1953 - 2021

Marilyn "Bootsie" Johnson 1950 - 2021

Juanita G. Hernandez 1945 - 2021

Marsaia Emma Johnson 1995 - 2021

Denise Choate 1960 - 2021

Albin "Al" Henry Steiner 1924 2021

James Edwin Hargrave 1950 - 2021

Robert Lee Smith 1941 - 2021

Carlos R. Lafayette 1932 - 2021

Carolyn Abbey Scheffler 1988 - 2021

Charles William McFadden 1947 - 2021

Sonya Leah Cowan 1959 - 2021

Mary Jane Orphey 1948 - 2021

Audrey F. Baker 1930 - 2021

Laura Beth Porter 1934 - 2021

Shirley Loraine Fryar 1943-2021

Frances Marie Groves 1935 - 2021

Guillermo C. "Willie" Mendez 1925 - 2021

Margaret Eloise Woodson 1930 - 2021

Jerry Dean Hoffpauir 1935 - 2021

Johnny Gene Carson 1960 - 2021

Robert C. Ellis 1944 - 2021

Ernesto Tabing Lara - 1933 - 2021

Betty L. Smith- Powell's beloved family 1935 - 2021

Geraldine Shaw Crain 1945 - 2021

Water Raymond Crain, Jr. 1945 - 2021

Jack Edward O'Brien 1930 - 2021

Audrey May Holloway 1930 - 2021

Augusta Leister Skorpenski Jackson 1922 - 2021

Pamela Kaye Bentley Giacomini 1953 - 2021

Frankie Castro Hernandez 1942 - 2021

Evie Olson 1948 - 2021

Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Woods 1949 - 2021

Sherry Ann Wiggins 1954 - 2021

Robert Lynn Foshee, Sr. 1941 - 2021

Marco Tulio Estrada 1947 - 2021

Norman Key 1951 - 2021

Lillian Irene Weaver 1932 - 2021

Peggy Sheridan 1952 - 2021

William Frank Collora 1955 - 2021

Albertina Katherine Barham 1923 - 2021

Helen Marie Gary Del Papa 1952 - 2021

Lance Wade Reynolds 1966 - 2021

Larry Wayne Backhus 1955 - 2021

Zelda Mae Henderson 1932 - 2021

Addie Geraldine Crain 1945 - 2021

Walter Raymond Crain, Jr. 1945 - 2021

Dwight Leslie Sales 1954 - 2021

David G. Kline 1932 - 2021

PEGGY SUE KENDRICK 


It’s with heavy hearts we share the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Peggy Kendrick, 72, of Montgomery, Texas. She passed away on December 27, 2021 at her home surrounded by her children after a short but fierce battle with cancer.

Peggy was born on October 29, 1949 to John and Adeline Dean in Houston, Texas. She was the youngest of three daughters and sister to three brothers.

In 1973, she met Larry Kendrick, and they wed in 1977, going on to raise four children, Sherry, Chad, Brandi and Dustin.

After retiring in 2014, Peggy’s greatest pleasures came from spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed vacationing with her family and loved every minute she shared with her grandchildren.

Peggy was predeceased in death by her parents, John and Adeline Dean, her husband Larry, her daughter Sherry Burrow and her brother John Dean. She is survived by her children Chad Kendrick, wife Magda; Brandi Smith, husband John; Dustin Kendrick, wife Emily; brothers Michael Dean and Robert Dean; sisters Carol Gibbs and Diane Dean; grandchildren Austin, Alexia and Aiden Kendrick; grandchildren Brookelyn, Allie, Emerson and Vivienne Smith; grandchildren Dillan and Logan Burrow; and soon to be grandson Christopher Kendrick.

Burial service will be held on January 12, 2022 at 1:45 at the Houston National Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, Tx 77038.








MARTHA MAE MURDOCK


Funeral services for Martha Mae Murdock of Willis, Texas will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022, at 11:00 am in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park in Humble. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Martha was born on January 14, 1940, in Houston, Texas to Russell Callen McDaniel and Ruth Hardcastle McDaniel. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 3, 2022, at home in Willis, Texas at the age of 81.

Martha enjoyed bingo and quilting, but her greatest love was her family. She was a nurturing, thoughtful and compassionate wife, mother and grandmother who will be sorely missed.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Murdock; daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Butch Carson; grandson, Nathan Carson and her parents, Russell and Ruth McDaniel.

She is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Donna Murdock; daughter-in-law, Marie Axley; sisters, Carolyn Bell and Judy Kinkel; grandchildren, Scott Carson and wife, Sara, Stephanie Carson, and Joshua Murdock; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and many other dear relatives and friends.

Pallbearers: Josh Murdock, Scott Carson, Guy Berry, David Berry, Joe Ferguson, and Will McMannus.







  

RANDALL FRANK WEAVER 


Funeral Service for Randall Frank Weaver of Conroe Texas, will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 11:00 am in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Pastor Will Pallom will officiate. Interment will follow in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 3, 2022, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Conroe Funeral Directors..


Mr. Weaver was born on November 29, 1944, in Houston, Texas to Frank Weaver, Jr. and Ruby Bella Weaver. He passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021, in Houston, Texas surrounded by his family, at the age of 77.

Randall served in the U.S. Army from February 1962 to February 1965 as a combat engineer and finished his service with the rank of Specialist E4.

Randall worked for many years as a machinist and as a machine tool repair technician at Cameron Ironworks/ Wyman where he retired with 45 years of service. Randall was a hard worker he also worked several side jobs. He worked at Unico Water Blasting, training guard dogs and his own company clearing and prepping commercial lots. He was a loving, hardworking devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Randall’s constant smile and kind disposition will be greatly missed.

Randall had many hobbies, some of which included were; collecting John Wayne and Texaco memorabilia and planting flowers and plants and his favorite, roses. He loved to travel whether it be a day trip or an RV caravan as long as it was with his “baby” and his “sweetheart”, Donna.

Randall was preceded in death by his brothers, David Wayne Weaver and Michael Lee Weaver and wife Peggy Weaver and his daughter-in-law, Cathy Weaver. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 56 years, Donna Weaver; sons, Cody Wayne Weaver and Patricia Ralph, Roger Jay Weaver and wife, Sherri Weaver, and Randy Clay Weaver and Margaret Gelston- Williams; sister-in-law, Mary Weaver. Grandchildren; Christopher Evans, Tony Weaver, Joshua Evans, Crystal King, Marshall Weaver, Randy Weaver, Jr., Maylyn Weaver, Kenny Jackson, Michael Jackson, David Jackson, and their spouses. Great-grandchildren; Alex King, Jerek, Joey, Jaxcin and Tessa Evans, Justin, Dixie and JoJo Jackson; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives which were very dear to him.

Pallbearers: Cody Weaver, John King, Jeff Banks, Thomas Weed, Christopher Evans, and Grady Whiddon. 





CASSANDRA ANN (SANDY) MORGAN


Cassandra Ann (Sandy) Morgan, 47, of Willis, TX, passed away on December 20, 2021 in Conroe Regional Medical Center.

A private memorial service will be held in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on December 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm with her father, Kenneth Black, officiating. Cremation will follow thereafter.

Sandy was born in Opelika, AL to Kenneth & Susan Black on May 20, 1974. She went to high school at Fort Walton Beach High School and completed her GED in 1999. She enjoyed various crafts. When she was young she competed in numerous swimming events to include the Junior Olympics in Hong Kong.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Billy Morgan of Willis, TX. Other survivors include Alex and Levi Morgan, Kenneth and Susan Black, Marla Zimmerman, Matthew Black, Robert Black, Joseph Black, and Amanda Roth. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Marvin and Helen Black and Kenneth and Geraldine Black.

Sandy loved dogs, and she rescued numerous dogs in the Willis, TX area over several years. Memorial donations may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: https://secure.aspca.org/team/Cassandra-s-memorial-campaign. 









 

MARY JO ZIMMER DANLEY

On December 12, 2021, Heaven received one of its petite Texas angels when Mary Jo Zimmer Danley unexpectedly went home to be with her Lord. She was born in Brownsville, Texas on August 28, 1937, Mary was the loving daughter of Philip Zimmer, Sr. and Leila Thurmond Zimmer and sister to Philip "Butch" Zimmer, Jr. and sister-in-law Frances Zimmer.

Mary met the love of her life, Cecil "Larry" Danley, on a double date in Harlingen, Texas. They married in August of 1956 and always remained steadfast in their devotion to each other.

Mary is survived by her three adoring children: Larry Wayne Danley and wife Connie, Melissa Danley Coward and fiancé Mike Cantlon, and David Danley and wife Sharon.

Mary cherished their many grandchildren: Larry William Danley and wife Taylor, Steven Coward and wife Kelley, Danny Isbell, Monica Milford, Cameron Danley, Courtney Danley, Austin Danley, and Alexis Coward along with their seven great-grandchildren, niece Linda Danley Pryor and husband George, nephews Mike Zimmer and wife Molly, and Andy Zimmer and wife Morgan.

Although preceded in death by both her parents and in-laws, Cecil and Willie Danley and brothers-in-law Terry Danley and Jerry Danley, Mary always remained close with all her extended family in addition to her many beloved friends.

Mary never met a stranger and cherished her lifelong friendship with Kay Waters and her husband James with whom she'd been friends since elementary school in addition to the many friendships of all her church friends that she lunched with regularly for years.

Mary was an active member of Conroe Church of Christ and secretary at Spring Woodlands Church of Christ for many years before recently moving to Oakwood, Texas and joining Grace Street Church of Christ in Crockett, Texas.

As a devout lifelong Christian, Mary's faith and family were always foremost in her life. She took great pleasure in her church activities but also in keeping up with everyone in her family. She was amazingly adept at using social media through Facebook to stay current with her friends and family. But her true talent was in "cyber stalking" her loved ones through the social media app Life360 which eventually became a long-term running joke with her closest loved ones. Hardly a day passed when Mary didn't know the exact whereabouts of her immediate family and she loved nothing more than a playful interrogation of her children and their social logistics which gave everyone a good laugh.

Mary was not only computer savvy and an accomplished draftsman, but no matter what she was doing she always had a cheery disposition and terrific sense of humor and style which showed in every aspect of her life. Mary's fabulous sense of style was not only current with the latest trends, but she loved to wear the pretty and often whimsical hats her daughter frequently gave her; they were a true testament to her fashionista ways. Mary was often asked, "Oh I love that (insert hat, shoes, bracelet, blouse here). Wherever did you get that?" And, she always had a wonderful story to go with the answer.

Mary's kind and generous nature were evident to everyone but also appreciated by her special fur babies especially Daisy and most recently Noah which she regularly cooked for throughout the years and loved to spoil. Wherever Mary was, you could bet there was a happy, spoiled little dog close by. Mary will be dearly missed by all who loved her. She made everyone feel happy and special with her beautiful smile and appreciation for life. Mary's spirit will live on forever in all of us that had the pleasure of knowing her.


Service will be held on Monday, December 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Conroe Church of Christ with Tim Halstead officiating. 










DILLON MICHAEL ERNST

Dillon Michael Ernst, 26, of Spring, Tx passed away Monday, November 29, 2021. Dillon was born March 9, 1995, in Houston, Tx. He was a gregarious, loving, caring son, more than anyone could have asked for. He was a true and faithful friend to those lucky enough to have known him. He touched so many lives in the 26 years of his life. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Dillon is survived by his mother, Sarah Jennings, his father, Michael Ernst and wife Elizabeth, his sister, Alyssa Ernst and boyfriend Andrew, and by his grandmother, Marion Mattson. He had more to give to this world but was sadly taken from us so young.

Those that got to see him grow up to be a wonderful young man, know what an incredible person he was. Even though there were some obstacles in his life, he did not let them slow him down. But the battle with his diabetes was hard on him. No matter what he was going through he made time for those he loved. We gathered several photos showing his life with his family and friends. He loved playing video games, listening to music, hanging with friends, and exploring the outdoors. He leaves us with tons of memories that will continue to touch our hearts.

Don’t always be sad when thinking of him, remember all the fun times he had with family, friends, and every life he touched. When you think of him, have a smile for him, as he always had one for everyone around him.


Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. 1504 N. Thompson St. Conroe, Tx 77301.















ROBERT NEWTON ELLISOR, JR. 


Funeral Services for Robert Newton Ellisor, Jr. of New Waverly, Texas will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 11:00 am at Hawthorne Baptist Church in New Waverly. Pastor Jason Pennington will officiate. Interment will follow in Old Waverly cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service from 10:00-11:00 am. 

Full Obituary to follow. 









WAYBURN KAYWOOD CASTLESCHOULDT


Born: June 24, 1934

Died: November 19, 2021

Wayburn was born near Plantersville in Montgomery County on June 24, 1934 to William (WM) Castleschouldt and Martha Marie (Swonke) Castleschouldt.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Willie Joe Castleschouldt, Luke Charles Castleschouldt, Ruth Marie Redden & Glen Marshal Castleschouldt. He is survived by his wife Barbara Castleschouldt, brother Wesley James Castleschouldt and sisters, Theresa Luvan Simmons and Patricia Ann Castleschouldt.

Wayburn has four children, Coletta Castleschouldt & husband Laurent Astolfi, Mark & Teresa Castleschouldt, Dee Canada Mike Canada, and Todd Castleschouldt. He is blessed with 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. In addition, Wayburn has 3 stepchildren, Jeffrey and (Jamie) Kolek, Kim and (Robert) Pickett, and Greg and (Trish) Kolek, and 3 step grandchildren.

Wayburn grew up in a large family and like many others during this time period the family struggled through very difficult times. This experience served to mold his hard work ethic and desire to better himself and his entire family. He began working alongside his older brother Wesley at the ages of 7 and 8 years old at Barbers Market in Conroe Texas to help support the family after their home burned down. The Castleschouldt family were very active members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe. His younger years were consumed with work and attending school. His experience working at Barbers Market led he and his older brother Luke Charles to open their own grocery store named for the two brothers, it was called L&K Grocery. The other brothers subsequently joined in, and the business soon became a very successful one which provided employment for many of the community members in Willis and Conroe over a decade. During this same time, just for fun, he owned and produced a local newspaper called The Spectator. Each week reported all local comings and goings in Willis and the region with Wayburn acting as writer and photographer, sometime editor, presiding over it all. His younger sister, Luvan, headed the marketing department selling ads to local businesses. In 1970 Wayburn helped celebrate the Willis 100 year Anniversary with the issue of the Spectator Willis Centennial 1870-1970 Collector’s Limited Edition.

Wayburn was a natural leader and entrepreneur, unafraid to try new things. After the Grocery Business, he obtained his Realtor License working for Yeager Realty. He went on to work for the Willis ISD as the tax collector for 5 years which then led to a position at Montgomery County Appraisal District. Wayburn generously shared in his opportunities with his friends and loved ones, he opened the door for many others along his journey. Wayburn had a strong spirit and preferred to steer his own ship, thus resulting in his next venture which was the purchase of Willis Propane Company in 1989. The business flourished and established a name within 3 counties. In 2000 he sold the company and retired to his property which he lovingly referred to as “The Place”. After a brief respite he applied for a part time job as a butcher at Wise Grocery Store in Willis, Texas working for Myrna and Larry Wise. Ironically his Uncle George held that same position decades earlier. Wayburn called it “working for fun” and thoroughly enjoyed it! Wayburn achieved great success at everything he tried his hand at, A community leader, He was well known, and respected, Wayburn attributed all of it to his Mother’s example of hard work, diligence, and her strong faith which she instilled in her children early on.

Finally, Wayburn was a good husband and wonderful Father to his children. If they expressed an interest, he encouraged them to follow their dreams. Tennis, judo, boxing, basketball, piano lessons, and art all played into the equation. There weren’t enough hours in the day and yet he always found time to attend as many events as he could.

In his golden years Wayburn met and married Barbara Gradel Castleschouldt. Barbara hails from Wisconsin and she introduced this southern man to the beauty of the Great Lakes Region. They enjoyed many new adventures and travels together. Wayburn and Barbara especially enjoyed hosting the Family Reunions and spent as much time as possible enjoying the last chapters of his life. Barbara gifted him with her love and care and provided him with his greatest little buddy, Nikki, their little dog. Together they were by his side, along with family and friends as Wayburn continued his final journey on November 19, 2021. He was a good man.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. 







LULA BELL BATES


Visitation for Lula Bell Bates of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021, from 1:00-3:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mrs. Bates was born on November 11, 1928, in Palestine, Texas to Sam Lee Ashworth and Eddie Carroll Ashworth. She passed away peacefully on November 3, 2021, in Conroe, Texas. Lula and Clarence Bates were married on June 30, 1976, in Houston, Texas. He preceded her in death. Lula is survived by her loving family: Sons and daughter-in-law, Carl Williamson Jr. and Jackie Williamson and wife, Carolyn Sue Williamson; grandchildren, Bobby Williamson, Michael Williamson, Jackie Williamson, Jr. and Tonie Dickason; numerous great grandchildren; nephews, Sammy Ashworth, Sammy Ashworth, Jr. and Cris Ashworth; numerous great-grandchildren and a host of other dear relatives and friends. 









NORMAN RAY 'BO' MEYER


Norman Ray “Bo” Meyer of Conroe, Texas went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 29, 2021, at the age of 76. He was born on May 2, 1945, in Houston, Texas to Norman Charles Meyer and Delores Mae Meyer.

Norman was the owner/auctioneer of Conroe Auction Gallery. Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Meyer and brother, Delbert Meyer. He is survived by his loving family: sisters, Mickey Meyer-Sturgis and Edna Meyer-Nelson; brother, Gene Meyer; children, Blake Meyer, Craig Meyer, Lance Meyer, and Charles “Chaney” Wilson; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating.







  



PAMELA LUNNEEN WOODS LOOMIS

1922-2021


Pamela Lunneen Woods Loomis passed away in The Woodlands, Texas on October 15, 2021. She

was born in New York City on September 24, 1922 to Clinton Everard and Josephine Loretta

Lunneen Woods. As the last member of our family to live through the Great Depression/World

War II era, she was, like the others from her generation, regarded as an “institution.”

Pamela spent her early years in New York City and later moved to Illinois. After

graduating from Jacksonville High School in 1939, she moved to Houston, where she attended

the University of Houston and met Raymond Loomis, whom she married on October 31, 1943.

Pamela and Raymond provided a lively home for their nine children and were very involved in

church, school, sports, and scouts. They were dedicated to their family and created a loving

environment that fostered creativity, literacy, laughter, and a love of nature.

Pamela Lunneen Woods Loomis was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend.

She was also a gifted artist, gardener, poet, and writer. She was predeceased by her beloved

husband of 46 years, Raymond Clemons Loomis, Sr., her twin sister, Cynthia, her sons-in-law,

John Myles Geneser and Richard Thomas (Dick) Hellner, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Sivyer

Geneser, and a great-grandson, Matthew James Jessup. She is survived by her children; Cynthia,

Adrien, Raymond, Gordon, Steven, Vivien, Valerie, Brian, and David, eight grandchildren, seven

great-grandchildren, ten nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Although we miss her, we are grateful that Pamela Lunneen Woods Loomis enjoyed a

blessed and fulfilling life for 99 years. We also wish to express deep appreciation for our sister,

Adrien, and brother, Gordon, for providing Mother with excellent hospice care. Family and

friends are invited to attend one or both of the following events to honor our Mother:



Celebration of Life

November 20, 2021 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Eulogy Readings at 2:00 pm

Windsor Lakes Clubhouse, 1 Windsor Lake Circle, Conroe, TX 77284

RSVP: Vivien Loomis Geneser: [email protected]
















LINDA N. TAYLOR

Funeral Services for Linda N. Taylor, of Longview, Texas, formerly of Conroe will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Family Worship Center-Conroe at 10:00 A.M. Bishop Robert Cannon and Bishop Kenneth Antley will officiate. Interment will follow in Copeland Chapel cemetery. The family will receive friends in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 6:00- 8:00 P.M.

Linda was born on April 3, 1951, in Houston, Texas to Raymond Lee Smith and Sarah Grace (Guthrie) Smith. She passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord and Savior on October 19, 2021, in Longview, Texas surrounded by her family.

Linda's first love was Jesus and she lived her life to honor Him. Her second love was her Family. She was a loving and dedicated wife for 52 years, devoted mother, and grandmother. She served, with passion, as a Pastor's wife and shined in her part of the ministry. Linda had a beautiful voice and sweet spirit that ministered to so many. She loved to travel with her family especially on our annual vacations to Branson, Mo. Only heaven knows how many lives her life has impacted. She was deeply loved and will be missed by her family and many friends.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Sarah Smith; brother, Marvin Smith; sisters, Patsy Poole and Lela Bethard; and special brother-in-law, Rex Dahl.

Pallbearers will be John Paul Dahl, Ricky Dean Smith, Matthew Harris, Rick Poole, B.J. Taylor, and David Neal Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Jeremy Alexander and Morris “Possum” McColllum.

She is survived by her loving family: husband of 52 years, Bishop David E. Taylor; son, David E. Taylor, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Devin Taylor and wife, Ashley; brother and sister-in-law, George and Annie Smith; sister, Kathy Dahl; sister and brother-in-law, Violet and Terry Blackman; special brother-in-law, Rick Poole; grandchildren, Austin, MaKenzie, Abigail and Alyson; numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and a host of caring friends also survive. Memorials in memory of Linda Taylor, may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 or www.mdanderson.org/gifts.







ELIUD ARRAZATE 

Funeral Services for Eliud Arrazate, a longtime resident of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. at Mims Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Chaddick officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors. Visitation will be held at Mims Baptist Church on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 5:00 until 7:30 P.M. Eliud was born on September 10, 1935, in Saltillo, Mexico to Benjamin Arrazate Barrios and Jesusita Davila de Arrazate. He passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in The Woodlands, Texas at the age of 86.

Eliud came to the United States in 1956 and attended LeTourneau Technical Institute, now LeTourneau University, in Longview, Texas. Upon graduation Eliud entered the field of oil and gas and ultimately embarked on a long career with Exxon. He held numerous positions and was an expert at teaching young engineers how to get oil out of the ground. Eliud retired from Exxon in 1996. Upon his retirement he worked as an interpreter in the Montgomery County court system for numerous judges and lawyers. All through his career he enjoyed many things but most importantly having the love of his life, Vetra Arrazate, by his side taking many adventures together, playing golf and above all else their church and church family was very important to them. Eliud made many friends over the years and was awarded a Lifetime Membership in the Conroe Noon Lions Club. He never hesitated to lend a helping hand for anyone that needed it. Eliud was a devoted father, husband and most of all a faithful servant to the lord. One other accomplishment that he was very proud of was becoming a United States Citizen in 2007. He will be greatly missed but we will all carry the memories we have of him for many years to come.

Eliud was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Russell Ward and Kenny Ward; daughter-in-law Joanie Ward and his beloved wife, Vetra Arrazate.

Eliud is survived by his loving family: sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Christi Ward of Houston, Frank and Deborah Arrazate of Conroe, Nathan and Jenifer Arrazate of Conroe; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebekah and Michael Bowshot of Tyler, and Elizabeth and Jonathan Randolph of Kingwood; daughter-in-law, Robbie Ward of Willis; numerous nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many caring friends also survive.

Pallbearers: Frank Arrazate, Nathan Arrazate, Doug Ward, Danny Ward, Andrew Arrazate, Gaddiel Jauregui.

If desired, memorials may be made to Mims Baptist Church in Conroe, Texas. 1609 Porter Rd. Conroe, TX 77301 or www.mimsbaptist.org. 






JEANETTE DARLENE MILES 

Funeral service for Jeanette will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Pastor Jeff Dunn will officiate. Interment will follow in Garden Park cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 9:00 A.M. Jeanette was preceded in death by: husband, Sherman Miles; sons, Scott Carlisle and Sherman Miles, Jr. She is survived by: daughter, Judy McKinley; sons

& daughters-in-law, Raymond “Pete” & Mandy Miles, James & Jennifer Miles; 19 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends 











JENNIFER DARYL FREEMAN MOSES

Jennifer Daryl (Freeman) Moses, age 70 of Conroe, Texas passed away October 4, 2021 due to stroke and diabetes complications. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorrell Franklin Freeman and Charlotte Elaine Freeman, and brother Parris Franklin Freeman. She is survived by her husband Leslie Moses of Conroe, Texas; one daughter, Shelby Laine Jenkins and husband Dylan, and four grandchildren, Brynley, Brax, Bice, and Brody Jenkins all of New Waverly, Texas; two brothers, Scott Freeman and wife Deborah of Lincoln, Nebraska and Danny Freeman and wife Donna of Onalaska, Texas. Jennifer is also survived by Freeman family nephews and niece JD Freeman of Lincoln, Nebraska, Daniel Freeman of Huntsville, Texas and Rebekah Rawhouser of Hoboken, New Jersey; and by Moses family stepdaughter Amanda Moses of Houston, Texas, sister-in-law, Beverly Mize and husband Don of Crockett, Texas and brother-in-law, Ellis Moses and wife Diann of Conroe, Texas.

Jennifer was born August 13, 1951, in Conroe, Texas. She graduated from Conroe High School in 1969 as did her parents and three brothers. In high school, Jennifer played the flute, was in Future Homemakers of America and the A Capella Choir. After high school, she worked several years at The First National Bank in Conroe, Texas, and then many years with Montgomery County where she retired. Jennifer loved to sing as did her mother, and when growing up, she often would play the piano at home with at least one of her brothers singing along beside her. Jennifer had many, many friends as she grew up. She loved to laugh and could always retell events of her life with her friends or even retell a recent movie in detail better than anyone. It was entertainment just to be around her. One of her best friends said of Jennifer, “you are blessed beyond words when you find a friend like Jennifer”. Jennifer had a deep faith in God, and she prayed without ceasing for her family and friends. She was blessed by seeing many of her prayers answered before her passing, and there is no doubt that more of her prayers will also be answered by the God she is with now. Jennifer was an example to all of us in the way she handled both the good and the bad that life threw at her. She was never one to be bitter or vindictive. She loved life and loved people with graciousness. Her family and friends and colleagues will all dearly miss her presents which has left us all too early.

We are all indebted and very appreciative to Three Oaks Hospice for their dedicated service for Jennifer and her family during Jennifer’s serious illness. We also greatly appreciate the many visits and wonderful assistance from Jennifer’s cousin, Donna Dry, who spent many hours with Jennifer.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 12:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Old Waverly cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service beginning at 10:00 A.M. Pallbearers will be Scott Freeman, Danny Freeman, Daniel Freeman, Dylan Jenkins, Ronnie McDonald and Jimmy Wiggins. 







 

EMMETT G. BARROW


Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Seal officiating. Interment will follow in Willis cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service beginning at noon. Masks required please.


To the newcomer to Conroe, the name will mean nothing, but Old Conroe- old timers who were around in the forties, fifties, and sixties in Conroe- they will be saddened to learn that Emmett Barrow has died.

Like Mark Twain who came in on Haley’s comet and went out on Haley’s comet, Emmett came into this world on the 27th of September 1936, and went out on his birthday, the 27th of September 2021. He was 85 years old.

Emmett and his brother Stevie (who was involved in a bad auto accident with his caregiver, Cheryl Phillips and are both still recovering from long term health issues) were well known figures growing up in Old Conroe in the forties and fifties riding their Schwinn bikes around town. They grew up on South Pacific St, in Conroe along the railroad tracks. Emmett and Stevie never met a stranger and make personal lifelong friends with the wealthy, the poor, and the “movers and shakers” of the community.

As adults Emmett worked for many years at Meador’s Humble Service Station in Willis, while Stevie made a career of working in grocery stores in Conroe, working his last job at HEB well into his late sixties.

Growing up Emmett went from riding his Schwinn bike to driving pick-ups, but Stevie stayed with his bike as his mode of transportation his entire life. Stevie was a common fixture for over sixty years riding his bike around Conroe. One could say that Stevie was ahead of time by avoiding automobiles and being “green” by riding a bike, before it became poplar.

Emmett’s last name “Barrow” also created a note of interest. Here again, the name “Barrow” would have no special meaning to the newest Texans, but to the older Texans, the name has a special ring to it. Emmett’s uncle was Clyde Barrow, one of the most notorious outlaws to ever roam Texas.

Legend has it that Clyde Barrow visited his relatives in Conroe several times, meeting under a bridge on FM 2854 that is still standing today, rusting away with time.

Finally, one story about Emmett and Stevie when they were teenagers. Some young bike racers from Houston showed up in Conroe one Saturday with their ten-speed bikes looking around town for someone to race against. Some one told them they needed to race the Barrow brothers, Emmett and Stevie. The boys were found, and they agreed to a race. So, there you have it- the Houston racers wearing their biking outfits, with their helmets, spandex shorts, biking shoes, and their sleek 10-speed bikes. Then you had Emmett and Stevie-barefooted, their jeans rolled up to their calves and in white t-shirts standing next to their old beat-up heavy Schwinn’s. They all mounted their bikes, and the race was on. It was no contest, Emmett, and Stevie, with their strong legs built up over the years of riding old bikes left their opponents in a “cloud of dust.” There are other stories, but we will stop here.

Emmett’s smile and laughter could light up a room. If you knew him, you know this true!

Emmett was preceded in death by his parents, James C. and Norine E. (Newman) Barrow; and his brother, James “Bo” Barrow, Jr.

He is survived by family: Dear brothers, Stevie Barrow and longtime caregiver, Cheryl Phillips, and Darrel “Yogi” Barrow and Morganne Reed and their daughter, Marissa; and his special companion and dearest friend, Donna Wilson. Emmett is also survived by longtime friend, Jesse Powell and all his “coffee buddies” as well as a host of other dear special friends.  







MARTHA LEE TURNER



Funeral Service for Martha Lee Turner of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Forest Park-The Woodlands cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Martha was born on September 7, 1941, in Rosebud, Texas to Jack and Lucille (Pennick) Barnhill. She passed away peacefully on Monday, September 27, 2021, at the age of 80.

Martha was raised in Marlin, Texas where she graduated from Marlin high school. She was a true classic Southern-Belle who held her family close to her heart. Martha worked at TDCJ for many years before retiring in Austin, Texas. She enjoyed her retirement by spending her time being near her children and grandchildren.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Lucille Barnhill; beloved husband, James “Ernie” Turner; son, John M. Bennett; and her sister, Valla J. Barnhill. Martha is survived by her loving family: daughter, Rene Bennett-Guerrero; son and daughter-in-law, James “Keith” Turner and wife, Kim; and daughter and son-in-law, Katie Turner-Brill and husband, Jimmy; grandchildren, Jamie, Adriana, Audra, Justin, Kaleb, Ella, Mason, Kaylee, Shelby, James, Brandon, John and Tyler; great granddaughter, Abigail; a host of other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Justin Turner, Kaleb Turner, Brandon Collins, Mason Kilgore, John Bennett and Tyler Bennett.

If desired, memorials may be made to: The Montgomery County Humane Society at https://www.mcaspets.org/

JIMMY D. WEEKS


Memorial service for Jimmy D. Weeks, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Mike Heuer officiating. Jimmy was born on July 24, 1949 in Conroe, Texas to Jim and Bobbie (Elliott) Weeks. He passed away peacefully on September 18, 2021 at the age of 72. Jimmy is survived by his loving family: beloved wife, Shirley Weeks; Daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Calvin Wilson; sons and daughter-in-law, Jered and Crystal Weeks and Jimmy Weeks, Jr.; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Our kind husband, father, grandfather and friend will most definitely be missed.  








NICOLE SUSAN BRADLEY


Visitation for Nicole will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Nicole was born on May 5, 1978, in Gross Pointe Farms, Michigan to Clarence and Elaine De Nike. She passed away on September 22, 2021, in The Woodlands, Texas. Her sweet smile and loving kind soul will be dearly missed. Nicole is survived by her many beloved family members. She proudly served in the Navy and will receive military honors. 






GARY WAYNE BASKETTE


Funeral Service for Gary Wayne Baskette of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 11:00 am in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National cemetery with military honors.

Gary passed away unexpectedly at 36 on September 21, 2021 at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital with his devoted wife Katelynn by his side. Gary spent the last two years fighting a long hard battle before God called him home.

He was born April 11, 1985, in Bakersfield, California. He grew up in Van Buren, Arkansas where during high school he joined the ROTC program and enlisted in the Army. Gary bravely served two tours in Iraq and dedicated 17 years of his life to his country. During that time he met someone who challenged him every step of the way but gave him every ounce of love and support he could have ever asked for. He decided she was someone he never wanted to go a day without and soon after he married his wife Katelynn. They went on to have seven incredible years together and two beautiful little girls. Gary was an phenomenal father and step father who only wanted the best for his girls. He was a connoisseur of beef Jerky and anything spicy. Oh you have a ghost pepper? Sure I’ll try it! He couldn’t travel anywhere without having to stop and find the best of both worlds. When Gary wasn’t spending time with his family on an adventure you could often find him one of three places. He was either in the garage working on whatever his car of choice was that month, playing video games or up at the card shop hanging out and playing MTG with his boys. To know Gary was to love Gary. He was a beautiful soul you instantly felt yourself being drawn to. He brought a smile to your face the moment he walked in the door. He was always so full of life and looked at every situation with positivity. Gary felt laughter was always the best medicine. He was levelheaded, there was never a problem he encountered that he couldn’t solve and he always did it with that I told you so look on his face.

Gary is survived by his wife Katelynn Baskette , daughters Lexi Belshee, Lilian Baskette , Alexandria Baskette , son Gabriel Baskette , mother-in-law Cheri Belshee, father-in-law Butch Belshee, mother Carol Baskette, sister Tanna Hartsell, brothers Devin Ashley, Gerred Baskette, Jeff Belshee,Shane Limon, uncles Kenneth Baskette, Dale Baskette, aunts Sandi Baskette, Dawn Baskette, grandmother Nona Deforest, Shirly Gardner, Nancy Dunn and more cousins, nieces and nephews than he could count..








RONALD GENE WEST


Graveside service for Ronald Gene West of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Willis cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors. Masks required please.

Ronald was born on April 29, 1952, in Conroe, Texas to Edsel Riley West, Sr. and Melba Jean (Clifton) West. He passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021, in Conroe, Texas at the age of 69.

Ronald was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda West; parents, Edsel and Melba West; brother, Randy West; and sister-in-law, Margie West. He is survived by his loving family: brother, Edsel West, Jr., Jimmie West and his sister, Sandra Huett. Dearly loved and greatly missed our brother Ronald will live forever in our hearts. 

DORIS JEAN RAMSEY


Funeral services for Doris Jean Ramsey of Shephard, Texas will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Dr. Jason Bay officiating. A viewing will be held on one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. in Resthaven cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Doris was born on January 3, 1952, in Houston, Texas to Fred Nolan Bailey and LeeNora (Bosley) Bailey. She passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in Conroe, Texas at the age of 69.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Alvis H. Ramsey; daughter, Michelle; father and mother, Fred and LeeNora Bailey; sisters, Virginia Wooten, Maudene (Marty) Hanak, Joyce Hodges, and Linda Foster; brother, John (Johnny) Bailey.

She is survived by her loving family: Daughters, Dawn Renee and husband David Sims, Crystal Cramer and Joe Starkey, and Barbara and husband Jason Counseller; brothers, Rodney Bailey and Thomas Bailey; sisters, LaVern Wooten, Nora Lou Siddall, Rebecca (Becky) George, and Darlene Bailey and Charles Brock; grandchildren, Chad Sims and wife, Jenni, Brandie Parsons and husband, Brandon, Katie Parsons and husband, Michael, Kristina Cramer and Dave Willis, Summer Cramer and Mike Landrian, Megan Starkey and James Dixon, Misty Stanley, Mindy Stanley, Ryleigh McAdams, Skylar McAdams, Harlow McAdams and Briella Davis; 28 great grandchildren and a host of many cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.









 



CHARLES EDWARD WESTMORELAND, CF


Funeral Services for Charles Edward Westmoreland, CF of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Philip Wilhite officiating. Committal (immediate family only) will follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Anderson, Texas. The family will receive friends in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary being cited at 6:00 p.m.

Charles (79) journeyed to Heaven with family at his side on Friday, September 10, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in The Woodlands. Mr. Westmoreland was born on July 30, 1942, in Sacramento, California to Charles and Edna (Braden) Westmoreland. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas where he attended St. Mary Magdalene grade school and Central Catholic high school. He enjoyed being active on the rifle team throughout high school winning outstanding awards as they competed. Charles proudly served his country in the Navy and remained in the Naval Reserves for 7 years. He and Carolyn were married in 1969 and together they raised their family in Conroe. Charles and Carolyn were members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe where he was a cantor, catechist, and school board member. He was a longtime Forester who was nationally certified, having received his degree in Forest Management at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Charles belonged to the Texas Forestry Association, The Society of American Foresters, and the Montgomery County Landowners Association, and volunteered many hours as a Tree Farm Inspector.

At the time of his passing, he was working as a consulting Forester. He loved telling his family of the Summers in college on the Hotshot crews fighting forest fires in California. During those same college years, he traveled Texas as public relations representative for Catholic Neuman Club for his school. Though having a very Anglo-Saxon surname, Charles was most proud of his Texas German heritage and attended many reunions over the years. Never meeting a stranger, Charles will be remembered for his loquaciousness. He was a voracious reader, had a love of singing, relaying a good story, and cooking delicious meals for family or groups.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Allen; and two children, Lawrence (Larry), and Mary Cathryn. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Marie; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Anthony and Ranae Gloria; daughter, Anne-Marie; and 5 grandchildren, Reyna Marie, Mateo, Jr., Luke Wayne, Jane Wyatt, and Cora Josephine.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org.













JACK ARLEN YOUNG


Celebration of Life service for Jack Arlen Young, 91, of Conroe, Tx will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Dustin Reitzel officiating. He will be laid to rest at Houston National cemetery.

Mr. Young passed away peacefully on September 6, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on January 20, 1930, in Dallas, Tx to Patrick and Stella (Blair) Young where he lived until he was drafted into the Army in December of 1950. Jack proudly served his country in the combat engineers in Korea where he received the U.N. Service medal and the Korean Service medal with one Bronze Star. After returning home he graduated from Lamar College of Technology with a B.S. degree in Geology. He worked for Core Laboratories for 3 years then co-founded Young Furniture Mfg. Co. in Houston, Tx where he worked for the next 28 years before selling his interest. Jack then worked as an auto parts rebuilder supplier for 12 years and then retired in 2002. He married Marcelyn Crouch, March 3, 1961, and was married for 41 years before her death 2002.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife; parents; his sisters, Eugenie Clifton and husband, C.W and Mary Louise Young; and two brothers, James Patrick Young, Jr and wife, Dorothy and Robert Blair Young and wife, Nancy. He is survived by his son, Randall Young of Azle, Tx and many nieces and nephews; as well as his longtime companion, Jo Ann Padia.

Jack cherished his many friends and loved R.V. traveling, motorcycling and model airplanes. He was a longtime member of the Tri-County Barnstormers Club. Jack attended the Woodlands Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity of choice. **Please wear a mask at the Celebration of life.









KEVIN DAVIS HARPER

Kevin Davis Harper was born in Dallas, Texas to Judi Johnson and Gary Bigham. An outgoing and athletic child, it was clear early on that he would be a team player and a team leader throughout his life, personally and professionally. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1989, Kevin molded young athletes and students as a math teacher and basketball coach at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas and as a personal trainer.

In 1996 Kevin moved to Colorado to serve at-risk youth as a part of The Dale House ministry in Colorado Springs, and it is at the Dale House where he met another youth counselor, Gretchen Borg, who became the love of his life. They married in October 1997.

Kevin took his passion for service and his ability to relate to others into the financial arena, working as a financial planner for Primerica in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas until 2021. He loved helping others see a bright future and assisting them in making dreams a financial reality.

Kevin and Gretchen lived in Colorado for 25 years before moving to Texas in July 2021. They enjoyed investing in people, traveling and building a business together. In 2011 and again in 2012 the Lord blessed Kevin and Gretchen with opportunities to adopt two sons, Jacob and Bentley; the boys were 4 years old and 18 months, respectively. Two amazing people became a family of four, and Kevin was never happier. Kevin was a loving and exceptional husband and father.

Kevin made the most of every opportunity to teach and mold his two sons, instilling in them what it meant to be a strong, Christ-like man. In 2020, Kevin began taking many of the ideas that he was sharing with his own sons to the internet, starting a podcast to encourage other men to be Bad Ass Dads like him. Still a true coach at heart, Kevin enjoyed coaching Jacob’s football team and Bentley’s basketball team. Over the last several years Kevin played Jiu Jitsu and enjoyed training with many friends from the Denver area law enforcement community.

Kevin Davis Harper is preceded in death by his mother Judi Johnson and his grandmother Genevieve Eiserman, who raised him. He is survived by his wife Gretchen and sons Jacob and Bentley, brother Jason Davis, father and step mother Gary and Candy Bigham, sister and brother-in-law Ashley and Jason Lenamond, sister Shelly Bigham, brother Jeremy Bigham, cousin Jenie Sykora and her husband Danny, and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Kevin Harper’s life will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Denver United Church, 660 Broadway, Denver, CO 80209. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bad Ass Dads (badassdads.org).







JERRY LEE FIELDER


Memorial service for Jerry L. Fielder, 51, of Conroe will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 1:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Dr. Paul Heuermann officiating.

Jerry was born on July 13, 1970, in Houston, TX. and passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, in Conroe, TX.

He was preceded in death by his father, J. C. Fielder and is survived by his girlfriend, Sharon Phinney-Peters; mother, Sue Fielder; sons, Jerry and Rod Fielder; aunts and uncles, David and Donna McKown, Sharon and Sam Mitchell, and Marilyn McKown; cousins, Ginny and Randall Norman, Shannon and Tamie McKown, Elizabeth and Russell Dixon, Emily and David Gentiles, Eric Mitchell, Joni and Matt Bench; and other relatives and friends.

Jerry was a loving son, father, and friend and will be dearly missed.










BOBBIE JEAN HOFFPAUIR


Funeral Service for Bobbie Jean Hoffpauir of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 12:30 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Rob Matchett officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 11:30 A.M. Bobbie Jean was born on January 13, 1940, in Orange, Texas and passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021, in Conroe, Texas at the age of 81. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry Dean Hoffpauir in March of this year; parents, James and Jewel Prouse; sons, Jerry Dean Hoffpauir, Jr. and James Robert Hoffpauir; and great grandson, Robert Patrick Brown.

Bobbie Jean is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Jewel Dianne Leal and husband, Benigno (Ben) DeJesus Leal; Brother, James Prouse, Jr.; Daughter-in-law, Patricia Kathleen Hoffpauir; Granddaughter, Charissa Nicole Patterson; Granddaughter, Catherine Rose Brown and husband, Matthew Jacob Brown; Great grandchildren, Hayden McCaleb Brown, Micah Jameson Brown, Jewel Elloral- Rhyane Brown and James Robert Hoffpauir, II; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. 










ALFRED LEON BEASLEY


In Loving Memory of Alfred Leon Beasley who passed away in his home peacefully with his wife and family by his side on August 28, 2021, in Willis, Texas. Al was a member of Grace Church in Willis, TX, volunteered with the Meadowbrook Residential Pantry at New Danville where he was greatly loved and known as "Gramps." A lifelong resident of Willis, TX who was loved and liked by everyone who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents Bethel and Lillie Beasley; step-dad DJ Bundrick; brothers: Carl Fannin; and Dennis Beasley. Al is survived by his loving wife Debbie, son Shannon Beasley and wife Thereisa of Beaverton, OR, daughter Jennifer Mauboules of Willis, TX, brothers: C.A. "Bubba" Beasley of Bellaire, TX, Doyle Beasley and wife Jackie of Temple, TX, and Randy Bundrick of Atascocita, TX; 6 grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews, and special, lifelong friend Vincent Denney of New Summerfield, TX.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021, 2:00 pm at Grace Church 503 W. Marlin St. Willis, TX 77378. Al was the most genuine, lover of all people and will be greatly missed by family and friends who loved him dearly. 

**Please direct flowers to Grace Church**










MARILYN 'BOOTSIE" JOHNSON


Marilyn “Bootsie” Johnson, of Houston, TX passed away on August 22, 2021, in Houston. She was born August 5, 1950, in Kingsville, Texas to Carter and Jacqueline Ramsden.

She is survived by her loving family: son, Ron Orlando; daughter, Alexis Outlaw; daughter-in-law, Sheila Orlando; step-mother, Betty Ramsden; sister, Linda Titlow; brothers, John Ramsden, Michael Ramsden; step-brother, Steve Ramsey; grandchildren, Adrienne Tallina, Kelly Orlando, Shelby Gober, Austin Outlaw; ex-husband, Michael Johnson; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 11:00 AM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Scott Stolz officiating. Interment will be at Forest Park Lawndale.











JUANITA G. HERNANDEZ


Juanita G. Hernandez, 75, of Willis, Texas, passed away at home on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Juanita was born November 12, 1945, in Houston, Texas to Eulalio and Mary Gonzales.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frankie C. Hernandez and is survived by her loving family; son, Frankie Hernandez, Jr.; daughters, Virginia Arriage, Rebecca Hinojosa, and Laura Garcia; 3 sisters; 1 brother; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 5:00 PM with a visitation starting at 4:00 and continuing after the service.











MARSAIA EMMA JOHNSON 

Our loving Marsaia Emma Johnson whose beautiful smile could brighten any room passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021, at home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Saia was born on Father’s Day, June 18, 1995, in Maricopa, Arizona to Jane Akers and Terence Johnson.  After graduating from The Woodlands College Park High School in 2013 she went on to study Psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University. Within a few years, Marsaia’s love of fashion/modeling and the beauty industry lead her study at Gary Manvel- Aveda Institute. Utilizing her love of physical fitness, she worked as an Assistant General Manager at 24 Hour Fitness in Tomball from 2017-2019 and was the Spa Coordinator at Radiance Medical Aesthetics and Wellness from 2019-2020. Saia moved in May of 2020 to Denver, CO to take a position as Assistant General Manager at Spenga: Spin-Strength-Yoga. After a year in Denver, Marsaia was hired by SkyHouse Uptown Apartments in Charlotte, NC to become the Director of Concierge and she began working there in May of 2021.

Marsaia was a strong, loving woman with an infectious laugh who had a huge heart and was always there for others in need. Her kind spirit was shown through her love of all animals. (Especially, her Sasha) Saia truly-loved her family and all the memories created will be truly cherished. She enjoyed traveling, hiking, good music and was always up for a new adventure. Her love above all else will be deeply missed.

Saia is forever remembered by her loving family: Mother, Jane Akers and husband, Terry Akers (stepdad); brother, Bryce Johnson and sister-in-law, Shaniera Johnson; brother, Dillon Akers; stepsister, Sarah Reno and brother-in-law, Jeff Reno; nephew, Rex Reno. Marsaia is also lovingly remembered by her father, Terence Johnson and wife, Ana Johnson (stepmother); brother, Tavis Johnson; sisters, Amihan Johnson and Tala Johnson. Numerous other dear aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and her sweet pup Sasha also survive.


A viewing for us to honor Marsaia’s life will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. 














DENISE CHOATE

Denise Choate, beloved daughter of Lavora Jackson Choate and Walter Lewis Choate, went to her final rest on July 16, 2021. She is survived by an exceptionally large clan who loved her very much, including six surviving siblings: Diane Choate Denham; Duane Choate (Betsy); Donna Choate (Renea Rodgers); David Choate (Terri); Doug Choate, (Liz); and Delisa Choate Smith (Chuck). The Choate/Jackson extended family encompasses one surviving aunt and many first, second and third cousins.

Denise adored her nieces and nephews: Sarah, Mark and Matthew Choate, Allie and Nick Choate, Kylee and Kody Choate, Dusty Meadows, and Alicia, William, and Krystal Smith. They have many fond memories and funny stories about staying at Aunt Denise’s apartment in Baytown when they were little.

Denise was an independent, “gotta-do-it-my-way” spirit from the day she was born. As a toddler, she loved ice cream but insisted on eating it with her hands instead of a spoon - even after her fingers turned blue and she shivered with cold. She essentially lived her entire life in the same manner.

After graduating from Ross S. Sterling High School (Class of 1978) in Baytown, TX, Denise went on to get a Certified Electrical Technician Degree at Texas State Technical Institute in Waco, Texas. She was an accomplished electrician and held a number of positions at Rohm & Haas Texas in Deer Park before illness forced her early retirement.

Denise will be remembered as a person who was fiercely loyal and protective of her loved ones and her friends. She also loved sports, travel, beaches, seashells, gardening, and gumbo. She faced many challenges during her life, but her heart was always pure and generous.

A Celebration of Life memorial is being planned. Date TBD.








ALBIN "AL" HENRY STEINER

A memorial service with military honors will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 11 AM in the chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors for Dr. Albin (Al) Henry Steiner, age 96, who passed away on June 1, 2021 in Conroe, TX.

Al was born in New Orleans, LA on Oct. 20, 1924, the last child and only son of James Albin and Elizabeth Dolan Steiner with 4 older sisters. After graduating from Holy Cross High School at 16 he worked various jobs while he took part in the (CPT) Civilian Pilot Training Program. At age 18 he joined the US Army Air Force and became a Staff Sergeant in World War II. He served with the 867th Squadron in 494th Heavy Bomb Group as a radio-operator and waist gunner on the B-24 Liberator in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre.

Following WWII, he attended Loyola and Tulane Universities Pre-Med studies in New Orleans and graduated from LSU Medical School in 1953. He practiced several years in the private sector of family medicine in Louisiana and Mississippi. Dr. Steiner was then accepted at the Mallinckrodt School of Medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. After practicing 38 years he retired in Corinth, MS and returned to live in Lafayette, LA. Seeking a retirement community he moved to The Woodlands, TX where he has enjoyed wonderful faith, family and fellowship.

He is survived by his adoring wife Anne and 5 children. Dr. Robert (Rob) Steiner and wife Ann, William (Will) Steiner, Dr. Raymond (Ray) Steiner and wife Barbara, Jay Steiner, and Laura Steiner. He has 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents, son Richard, his four sisters, Dot, Claire, Ruth and Iantha, and one grandson Alex.

Al lived an incredible life and cherished each day, because of his close relationship with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


In lieu of flowers send a memorial gift to:

Seeker Springs

1280 Okaloosa Rd.

Eros, LA. 71238

(Seeker Springs is a non-denominational faith based recreational and sporting camp for foster and at-risk children, family, and marriage-retreats etc., hosting groups from various states)




JAMES EDWIN HARGRAVE

Graveside Service for James E. Hargrave, 70, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in Cude Cemetery, Willis, Texas. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Mr. Hargrave was born on June 11, 1950, in Conroe, Texas to Reid and Eddie Ruth Hargrave and went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Ruth and Reid Hargrave and his brother, Thomas Reid Hargrave. He is survived by his loving family: daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and Trey Chambers; son, Richard P. Hargrave; granddaughter, Bailee Chambers; grandson, Tyler Chambers and wife, Amber; five great-grandchildren; as well as, many other cousins and dear friends.

James was a Conroe high school class of 1969 graduate and joined the U.S. Navy right after his senior year. He was an avid fisherman and loved the beach. James also, enjoyed hunting and loved a good game of poker with his family and friends.

He was a caring and fun-loving person. James showed love and compassion towards the people he cared for and he adored animals. He will be dearly missed.

If desired, memorials may be made to Montgomery County Animal Shelter in his name at https://www.mcaspets.org/. 









ROBERT LEE SMITH

Robert Lee Smith died peacefully on May 29, 2021. Bobby was 79. Survived by wife of 43 years, Kathy Means Smith, and 5 children: Rachel Laiche (Dixon), Dr. Robert Smith II (Susy), Christen Watt (Craig), Rebecca Thurlow (Micah) and Travis Smith (Anna); his 15 grandchildren Raymond, Wyatt, and Sarah Laiche; Brynne, Asher, Austin, and Ryland Smith; Taylor and Davin Watt, Joel, Andrew and James Thurlow; Josiah, Samuel and Caleb Smith. He is also survived by his sister Marianne Henderson (Rudd), and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Travis Smith, and grandson, William Robert Thurlow.

Bobby was born July 8, 1941, in Oklahoma City, OK. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and served in the Army before receiving his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. After practicing law for 50 years, he retired in 2018. Known to many as the Prince of Real Estate, Bobby was a diligent advocate for his clients, an enthusiastic mentor to many, and always ready to use his professional skills to help someone in need. Coming to a deeper faith in later years, he loved singing in the choir at The Woodlands United Methodist Church and serving in various ways. Bobby always had a song on his lips and wanted to know if you were having a lovely day. He lives on in our hearts, and his quips and phrases are never far from our lips.


Memorial service will be on Thursday, June 10, at 2:00 pm at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 2200 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: The Woodlands United Methodist Church or to: PACN- Pregnancy Assistance Center North. 

CARLOS R. LAFAYETTE

In Loving Memory of Carlos R. Lafayette, 88, of Spring, Texas who passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Tomball, Texas. Carlos was born on August 10, 1932, to Fred V. and Lorena (Cavender) Lafayette. He was a 1951 graduate of Conroe High School and attended Texas A&M. It was at Texas A & M where he realized he was a true Texas rancher at heart. Over the years, he managed several ranches in Texas, finally owning his own ranch in Dobbin where he will be laid to rest. After A&M Carlos went to work for Humble Oil Refinery/Exxon and retired in 1980 after 30 years of service.

He proudly served in US Army while stationed in Germany during the Korean era.

Carlos lived and raised his family in Tomball. After many years, he met and married his love, Shirley in 1998. They moved to Bentwater then later Spring, Texas where they lived until his passing. Carlos had a down to earth personality among his peers and was a devoted, faithful husband and father to his family. His kindness towards others and love for all animals was evident in his everyday life.  Carlos is survived by his loving family: son and daughter-in-law, Marc Lafayette and wife, Mary Ella Walters; daughter and son-in-law, Keely Lafayette Mobley and husband, Mike; wife of 23 years, Shirley Kelley Lafayette and her daughter, Kim Strenger and husband, Jim; and son, Mitch Kelley (deceased); grandchildren, Bennett Mobley, Hannah Mobley and Julie Mobley, Megan and Carleigh Strenger, and Kennedy Kelley; a host of dear relatives and friends also survive.  





CAROLYN ABBEY SCHEFFLER

Funeral service for Carolyn Abbey Scheffler, 33, of Porter, Texas will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Abbey was born on January 27, 1988, in Conroe, Texas and passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Porter, Texas. She is survived by her loving family: daughter, Brooklyn; mother, Rhonda; sister, Veronica; grandmother, Carolyn; as well as, a host of caring aunts, cousins, and an uncle. Abbey is dearly loved and her sweet smile will greatly be missed. 






CHARLES WILLIAM MCFADDEN

Charles William McFadden was born on July 7, 1947, to Esther and Clarence W. McFadden at Florence Nightingale Hospital, in Dallas, Texas. He left for his eternal home on May 25, 2021, in Conroe, Texas. Charles was the second child, and first son, born into their family. His mother was a “war bride ‘’ from Australia, and his father a Navy Corpsman, when they met. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents “Nanny,” Anna Mae, and “Popper,” Charles McFadden, of Pasadena Texas. He was also preceded by his sister Beverly Johnson and brother Gary McFadden, and his beloved granddaughter Linda Kay Thibodeaux. He is survived by his wife Beth (Bailey) and his sister Pamela Elaine, and husband, Mike Sorich. His four children also survive him: Kim Newman (Shane), Charles, Jr. (Denise), Vanessa (Nick), and Chad (Kelly). He is also survived by two granddaughters, Pamela Thibodeaux and Shaylnn McFadden, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Charles graduated from Pasadena High School in 1965. He joined the Houston Fire Department in 1967 and served the Houston community for 35 years. Charles attained the rank of Captain before his 30th birthday, and never sought to promote again, because he wanted to be on the front lines fighting fires and serving the people of Houston. The Exchange Club of Greenway Plaza named Captain McFadden Firefighter of the Year in 1976. “Captain Mac” truly loved his career as a fireman, but his greatest service and love, was for his family. He loved fishing of all kinds, West Texas motorcycle trips and playing music. He was a talented, self-taught, musician, who played piano and guitar by ear. His favorite song to play and sing at his church was “Me and Jesus” by Tom T. Hall. Charles was a Christian from his youth when he asked his beloved Popper, a Baptist preacher, if he could be saved and was baptized.


Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM, at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson, Conroe, Texas 77301.





MARY JANE ORPHEY


Visitation for Mary Jane Orphey will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mrs. Orphey was born on May 15, 1948 in Cotton Valley, Louisiana to Richard and Willie (Dudley) Parish. She passed away peacefully on May 5, 2021 in The Woodlands, Texas. Mary was 72 years of age. Survivors include her loving children and her beloved spouse, Wilson Joseph Orphey. A host of caring grandchildren, other relatives and friends also survive.  









SONYA LEAH COWAN


Funeral service for Sonya Leah Cowan will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Sonya was born on October 15, 1959 in Houston, Texas to Clarence Leslie and Merlen Catherin (Blakley) Cowan. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at home in Conroe, Texas at the age of 61. Sonya is survived by her loving family: son, Joshua Broomas and her sister, Karen Horn; numerous other dear nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends also survive.








  

AUDREY F. BAKER 


Funeral services for Audrey F. Baker will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Pastor Wayne Norman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 12:00 pm. Mr. Baker will be laid to rest on Friday, April 23, 2021 next to his wife, Charlene in Memory Lawn cemetery in Martindale, TX. Audrey was born on May 25, 1930 in Bend, Texas to Oscar and Marie Baker. He passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021 at home with surrounded by family. 

Audrey graduated from Lampasas high school and received his Bachelors of Agriculture from SW State Teachers College in San Marcos where he met his wife, Charlene. He served in the Air Force for 2 years and went on to work for the Soil and Conservation Service for 31 years. He and Charlene retired and moved to Huntsville in 1990. They loved having family and friends gather and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Audrey was a member of Huntsville Methodist church. He enjoyed traveling, history, and camping. Audrey loved the Lord, his country and family. He was known as Gus McCrae to his cowboy shooting family. He was known as a good shot won many competitions. He loved dressing up in period clothing and attending shooting matches. Audrey traveled to New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming for matches. He was a member of Texas Historical Shootist Society, Tejas Pistoleros and Old West Shooting Association.

He was also a lifetime member of NRA, TSRA, the 2nd Amendment Association and was a sustaining member of Boy Scouts of America where he earned the prestigious beaver award as Scoutmaster.

Audrey was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Marie Baker, his brothers, Jack and Aubry Baker and his loving wife, Charlene. He is survived by his loving family: Daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Stan Goodson; son and daughter-in-law, Audie and Laura Baker; grandchildren, Sheldon Caracci, and Zachary Baker; great granddaughter, Shelby Chandler; great grandson, Chandler Caracci; sisters-in-law, Bert Baker and Lula Baker; and his beloved horse, Shorty. Numerous other dear nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Joe and Donna Young, Maxine Lewis and Amen Hospice for their loving care and visits.


Pallbearers

Audie Baker, Guy Riemenschneider, Chandler

Caracci, Sheldon Caracci, Zack Baker & Jack Baker.

Honorary: Joe Young, Stan Goodson and Companero and Paladin. 










LAURA BETH PORTER

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of a humble servant of our Lord, Laura Elizabeth Lancaster Porter. Laura Beth was born on May 30, 1934 in San Marcos, Texas to Porter Lancaster and Laura Louise (Cline) Lancaster. She passed away peacefully at home in Conroe on Thursday, April 15, 2021 with family by her side.

Laura Beth grew up in Conroe, graduating from CHS in 1952 and went on to attend the University of Houston. She married her high school sweetheart, Clyde Letbetter and soon were blessed with Lisa and Chuck. They were married 31 years before Clyde’s passing.

Laura Beth was a follower of Christ. She had unfailing faith and treasured the moments sharing this love with others. She believed in the hope of the resurrection of Jesus and its’ hope that comforts us. Laura Beth was a longtime member of Thee Evergreen church in Evergreen, Tx where she spent many Sunday’s playing the piano and worshiping.

Later in life she married a childhood friend, Charles Porter and they spent 15 happy years before his passing in 2018. Her legacy has been intertwined many places along her journey of life. As a mother of two children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild, her legacy will continue to grow.

Laura Beth was preceded in death by her parents, Porter Lancaster and Laura Louise (Cline) Lancaster; husband, Clyde Letbetter; son, Chuck Letbetter; grandson, Matthew Burks; and husband, Charles Porter.

She is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Lisa Burks; brother, Edward Lancaster and wife, Sue; grandchildren, Michael Burks and wife, Hannah, Joseph Burks and fiancé, Megan Henry and Laura Burks; great grandchild, Kennedy Burks and one on the way; and Charles’s daughter, Charlyn Williams and husband, Butch.

Our beautiful soul, Laura Beth was the Best mother, a doting grandmother and great grandmother, loving sister, and faithful friend to many will be sorely missed. Her sweet smile, kind disposition, elegant handwriting, and her knack for thoughtful handmade gifting will live forever in our hearts. Friends and relatives always looked forward to receiving her Christmas cards, get well cards, birthday cards and her “just because” cards, if for no other reason than just to admire and enjoy her beautiful penmanship! The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to her caring friends and devoted church family for their loving care and visits.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to: Thee Evergreen Church, P.O. Box 894, Coldspring, TX 77331.

A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor John Davidhizar officiating. 









SHIRLEY LORAINE FRYAR

A memorial service for Shirley Loraine Fryar, 77, of Montgomery, TX. will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 in the chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 2:00 P.M

Shirley was born on Dec. 14, 1943 in San Diego, CA. to Letha and James Harris and passed away on April 9, 2021 in Montgomery, TX. She is survived by her loving family: husband, Don Fryar; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Donna Fryar, and Wesley Fryar; grandchildren, Nathan and Melody Fryar, Alexander, Samuel and Elizabeth Nelson-Fryar; and many other relatives and friends.



FRANCES MARIE GROVES 

Memorial Service for Frances Marie Groves, 76, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Chaplain John Downs officiating. Frances was born on January 16, 1945 to John E. Pullman and Frances M. Pullman (Thompson). She passed away peacefully on March 30, 2021 with family by her side. Frances met and married her soulmate James Groves in South Bend, Indiana. They lovingly raised their two daughters Cheryl and Deborah, and they moved to Texas as soon as the opportunity arose. Family was the most important thing to Frances. Her life revolved around her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her family’s happiness is what made her thrive, especially when she was doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren! She volunteered for many years with her husband for The New Waverly Lions Club helping the community. Frances took pride in her family and their accomplishments. At the end of the day, Frances made sure her family wanted for nothing, and that her home was filled with faith, love, warmth, and happiness. 

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, John E. Pullman and Frances M. Pullman (Thompson) and her husband of 54 years, James Groves in 2019.

Frances is survived by her loving family: sister, Jean Pullman; sister-in-law, Joan Hammer; daughters, Cheryl Groves and Deborah Dennis and husband, Arthur; grandchildren, Kasey Lamoreau and husband Kurt, Cory Koch and wife, Mango, Kacie Morgan and husband, Dane and Evan Groves; great grandchildren, Kaden Lamoreau, Korbin Lamoreau, Hoyt Morgan and Beau Koch; numerous other relatives and friends also survive.

The family would like to thank Priyanka Johri and the caregivers at Acorn Manor for the loving and compassionate care they provided Frances in the last few months of her life.





GUILLERMO "WILLIE" MENDEZ

Memorial service for Guillermo “Willie” Mendez of Conroe will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends from 10:00-10:30 a.m. in The Chapel. Mr. Mendez will be laid to rest in Houston National cemetery with his beloved wife, Velia.

Willie was born on August 14, 1925 in Brownsville, Texas to Jose Mendez and Isabel Cortez Mendez. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at his home at the age of 95.

Willie worked in the airline industry for many years and was a proud veteran of the United States in the 20 Armored Division, #412 Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Battery A, Maintenance Section during World War II.

Willie also was a longtime member of the Conroe VFW-4709 and the Willis American Legion honor guards for many years in Montgomery county. He served as commander for several years.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Velia Mendez in 2014 and their son, Jerry Mendez; brothers, Juan Jose Mendez, Elijio Mendez, Robert Mendez, Henry Mendez and his sisters, Rita Mendez and Gloria Reedy.

Willie is survived by his loving family: children, Sonia Carvajal and husband, Javier, Cynthia Montgomery and husband, Gary, Guillermo Mendez, Jr. and wife, Darlene and stepdaughter, Alma Wilson; grandchildren, Kathy, Blake, Matthew, and Nicolas; great grandchildren, Koi, Kai, Grayer and Isla; two sisters, Margaret Flanikan and husband, Tex, and Josefina Wilson. Numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives, and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to: The VFW4709 Honor Guard in Willie's name at: www.vfw4709.org or mail to: VFW Post 4709, Attn: Honor Guard, P.O. Box 122, Conroe, Tx 77305. 




MARGARET ELOISE WOODSON

Graveside service for Margaret Eloise Woodson of Conroe, Texas will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Earthman Resthaven cemetery with Pastor Mitchell Bell officiating. Mrs. Woodson was born on December 30, 1930 in Cleveland, Texas to William and Alla Cain. She passed away peacefully on March 27, 2021 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 90. She will be laid to rest by her husband, Bishop who preceded her in death.

Margaret is survived by her loving family: daughter and son-in-law, Lottie and David Schultz; grandchildren, Holly McGee and husband, Wesley, and Dusty Schultz and wife, Brittany; and her dear great grandchildren, Peyton and Kolton.

JERRY DEAN HOFFPAUIR

Funeral Services for Jerry Dean Hoffpauir of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Garden Park cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 11:30 a.m. Mr. Hoffpauir was born on March 26, 1935 in Orange, Texas to Robert Roy and Jewel Gail (Gibney) Hoffpauir. He passed away peacefully on March 22, 2021 in The Woodlands, Texas at the age of 85. Jerry married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Bobbie Jean (Prouse) Hoffpauir and together they raised a beautiful family of two sons and one daughter. Jerry was graduate of the University of Houston and was a Petroleum engineer with Bechtel and Fluor during his longtime career. He was a wonderful, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend who will be dearly missed. Jerry was preceded in death by his sons, Jerry Dean Hoffpauir, Jr. and James Robert Hoffpauir, parents, Robert Roy and Jewel Gail Hoffpauir and his great grandson, Robert Patrick Brown. He is survived by his loving family: beloved wife, Bobbie Jean Hoffpauir; daughter, Jewel Dianne Leal and husband, Benigno (Ben) De Jesus Leal; daughter-in-law, Patricia Kathleen Hoffpauir; granddaughters, Charissa Nicole Patterson and Catherine Rose Brown and husband Matthew Jacob Brown; great grandchildren, Hayden McCaleb Brown, Micah Jameson Brown, Jewel Elloral- Rhayne Brown and one great grandson on the way, James Robert Patterson.

Pallbearers: Michael Schmidt, Leann Hall, Hank White, Geddy Baker, Matthew Brown, and Hayden Brown. Honorary pallbearer: Micah Brown. 

JOHNNY GENE CARSON

On Thursday, March 18, 2021, Johnny Gene Carson, loving husband, father, and grandpa, passed away at the age of 60. Johnny was born on December 25, 1960 in Conroe, TX to Betty Jean Carson Rash and Billy Gene Carson. On April 16, 1987, he married Deborah. They raised two daughters, Nicole and Kelly.

Johnny was a truck driver for 40 years and had a passion for the outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting, and sipping his coffee on the patio watching the sunrise with the dogs. Johnny loved life and never met a stranger. His infectious sense of humor and heart the size of Texas were much admired not only by friends and family, but by everyone who had the good fortune to meet him.

John was preceded in death by his parents: Billy Carson and Betty and Howard Rash.

He is survived by his loving family: Wife: Deborah Carson; children: Kelly Carson, and Nicole and Josh Donaldson; grandchildren, Eli and Emma Donaldson; and sisters, Leslie, Tammy, Tina, Cheryl, Lisa, Angela, and Jessica. He is also survived by countless other cherished family members and friends.

A private memorial service will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors followed by a celebration of Johnny’s life for family and friends at Candy Cane Park, Conroe, TX at 4 o'clock p.m. 

ROBERT C. ELLIS

Funeral services Robert C. Ellis, 76, of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with The Rev. Chris Gober officiating. Interment will follow in Houston National cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends in The Chapel one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. 

Born to Curtis and Shirley Ellis in Los Angeles, California on May 9, 1944, Rob showed many interests throughout his life. From his military service as a Navy Veteran, to his love of trains and music, he was well rounded in bringing the joys he found in his hobbies to all those around him. At an early age, Rob became fascinated with trains. Over time, this fascination led to the building of elaborate model train layouts and an extensive collection of model trains and transportation paraphernalia. Having family in the military provided him opportunities to travel overseas while visiting his grandchildren. He doted on all of his grandkids and instilled in each of them the same curiosities he had growing up. They always look for trains while on their travels, eager to show their Grandpa what they found. Rob also had a love for music. While his sister was listening to the “Beatles”, Rob was blasting “Victory at Sea”. He frequently entertained his family by playing the accordion and he was mesmerized with the pipe organ. Rob has always adored Huskies and adopted several of them from a local rescue shelter. He loved the Lord and was a member of First Montgomery Baptist Church. There he served as a greeter and participated in every Bible study offered, allowing him to share with others his spiritual message about his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He loved his family deeply and supported his wife’s love for the outdoors. He is survived by his wife Laura; his daughter Judy and husband Zac; his son David and wife Dawn; 5 grandchildren; his sister Nancy; his two nephews Greg and Brian and their families. 

If desired:

Honor Rob's passion for the military by making a donation in his name to: Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/ and/or Disabled American Veterans at https://www.dav.org/ways-to-give.

ERNESTO "NESTO"

TABING LARA

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic church with Father Ronnie Dela Cruz officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Park-The Woodlands cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Ernesto Tabing Lara went to be with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the age of 87. He was a loving husband, father & grandfather.

Ernesto was born on May 25, 1933 in Imus Cavite, Philippines to Pedro & Rosario Lara. He was a well trained, highly skilled aircraft inspector for 40 years. During his travels around the world for his profession he met his beautiful wife Kimberly in Vietnam. They married on October 21, 1966 & have 3 children together. He also has 3 children from a previous marriage which brings his total of children to 4 boys & 2 girls.

Ernesto’s children are listed by birth order:

Pedro Rey

Martin

Rosana

Philip

Feliciano

Kellee Kim

Ernesto’s grandchildren are listed by birth order:

Rikki Martin

Karla

Jerica

Francis

Bryan

Harmony Lori

Kobee Jacob

Audisee Drew

Alexis Joy

Haylee Nicole

Mykah Levi

Kaleb Michaiah

Christopher Samuel Jr.

Ernesto’s great grandchild:

Alexander Martin

Ernesto’s grand fur babies:

Rex

Angel

Heaven

Ivy

Sunshine

Cali

Nakoa

Zeus

Zoe

Ernesto was known for his hard work & dedication to what he loved most, his family. Even at the ripe age of 87 he did not allow anything to stop him from living a full & satisfying life. Collector of momentos, he kept & cherished items that had significant meaning to his heart. He is the originator of the term “Foodie” because he enjoyed cooking & eating. During his last moments of life all he asked for was to be home with his family & a warm, delicious meal.

Ernesto was loved & well respected by many. His life & legacy will continue to live on through his wife, children, grandchildren and so forth. Death is bittersweet & although we grieve here on earth we know there is a celebration in heaven for his arrival. For we all know “To be absent of the body is to be present with our Lord!” Until we meet again...

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD!”

Joshua 24:15 

BETTY LOU SMITH

Betty Lou Smith, 86, passed away on March 13, 2021 at her home in The Woodlands. She will always be remembered through her family and many friends for her presence in their lives. Betty came to Conroe from Oklahoma, having married the love of her life, F. David Smith, in 1955. Betty and David walked hand in hand during their travels through life. She was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The “cheerleader and the football player” stayed in Conroe to raise their two daughters, Dabet and Renee. Betty loved learning and received her BS in Education with a minor in Spanish as well as continuing on to earn her Master’s Degree in Counseling. She had a long and influential career as an Educator and counselor at Conroe High School. She will be remembered for making a difference in the lives of many young people. She was active during her life in the Conroe Bridge Club, Pan American Round Table as well as other Community Organizations, Book Clubs as well as the Methodist Church and St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church.

As an avid traveler and art lover, Betty instilled these adventuresome and appreciative traits in both her daughters and grandchildren. She loved the beach and their adventures to Mexico started a passion which turned into trips all around the world with her husband. Her fondness for learning led her to develop her “green thumb” into becoming a certified Master Gardener. With her gift and a passion for growing beautiful flowers and unusual plants, her unique home always reflected her expertise with its lovely green and year-around blooming central courtyard. She had a zest for life and a loving commitment to family and friends. As her daughters, we were blessed to learn many treasured lessons such as the value of life-long education and travel, the importance of family and friends…. as well as how to cook the perfect country-friend chicken and cream gravy and learning the tradition of making the best-ever Scrapple! 

Betty was preceded in death by David, her husband of 51 years, her brothers Gene and Jack Compton, as well as her sister, Peggy Compton Durrett. She is survived by her two daughters, Dabet Smith and Renee Billings (Roger) as well as her three grandchildren, Rachel Saul, Harrison Saul (Kylee) and Zoe Neckar and her 2 great-grandchildren, Samantha Warner and Odin “Odie” Saul. She is also survived by numerous long-standing friends. She will be long remembered for her love of entertaining friends and family at home, her love of art and travel and her enthusiasm for helping others grown and learn.

As per her wish, Betty will have a private family graveside service at a later date in Cleveland, Oklahoma where her ashes will be lovingly placed with her husband’s. 

In lieu of flowers, if you so desire, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To donate by phone 1-800-822-6344 or searching online for “st jude memorial donation”.

WALT AND GERRI CRAIN

Memorial service for Walt and Gerri Crain will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. 

GERRI

Geraldine Shaw Crain was born September 19,1945 in Lake City, Florida and passed away January 25, 2021 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Gerri was a generous and creative woman who enjoyed baking, shopping at dollar stores, and collecting Native American art. She was a retired entrepreneur who created beautiful leather garments, studied herbs and essential oils, and owned a flower shop and bakery in Conroe, Texas.

Gerri was the matriarch of a large extended family and enjoyed serving up grand holiday meals.

Gerri was married to her husband, Walt, for forty-four years. Together they created a fun, full life for their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gerri is survived by her daughter, Terry Noska and husband Randy, son Bill Ferrell, daughter Tami Crain, and daughter Kristi Martinez and husband Carlos; grandchildren, Randy Noska, Jr. and wife Lauren, Derek Ferrell, Cody Grant, Chris Grant, Victoria Crain, Riley Elliott, Michael Elliott, Matthew Martinez, Alex Martinez, Devin Ferrell, Nick Ferrell, and Brooke Ferrell; brother Jerome Shaw and wife Francis, brother Gary Shaw and wife Becky Shaw.

Gerri is preceded in death by her parents, Jerome Kirby Shaw and Serena Harrell Midkiff, her grandson Bradley Ferrell, and her husband Walt Crain.

WALT

Walter Raymond Crain, Jr. was born May 15, 1945 in Princeton, Illinois and passed away January 7, 2021 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Walt was a family man who enjoyed working on his farm, playing with his grandchildren, and spoiling his little dogs, Ed, and Lulu. Walt always had a positive outlook and brought great joy to everyone who knew him. He was a retired sales manager/entrepreneur.

Walt was married to wife, Gerri, for forty-four years. He was a kind and patient man, caring for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who adored him. Walt is survived by his daughter, Terry Noska and husband Randy, son Bill Ferrell, daughter Tami Crain, and daughter Kristi Martinez and husband Carlos; grandchildren, Randy Noska, Jr. and wife Lauren, Derek Ferrell, Cody Grant, Chris Grant, Victoria Crain, Riley Elliott, Michael Elliott, Matthew Martinez, Alex Martinez, Devin Ferrell, Nick Ferrell, and Brooke Ferrell; brother Charles Crain.

Walt is preceded in death by his parents, Walter Raymond Crain, Sr. and Verna Bell Crain, his grandson Bradley Ferrell and his brother Paul Crain.

In lieu of flowers

Please donate to your preferred Covid relief fund or the Montgomery County Food bank.

JACK EDWARD O'BRIEN

Jack E. O’Brien, age 90 of Conroe, Texas died on February 11, 2021 in Goodrich, Texas. He was born in Rucker, Tennessee, near Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Hugh Frank and Mamie (Rowland) O’Brien. Jack was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank O’Brien and William (Billy) O'Brien. He is survived by his son, Russell D. and wife, Amber O’Brien of Willis, Texas and his daughter, Felita L. and husband, Wayne Schramme of Richmond, Texas; his grandson, Colton M. O’Brien and great grandson, Braylon Sage O’Brien of Aiken, South Carolina.

Jack graduated from Christiana High School in Christiana, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN and a Master of Arts degree from Golden State University in Los Angeles, California.  

He was a veteran of the United State Army earning the rank of Captain at the time of his resignation having served at 4 different military posts in the United States, plus serving in Germany and Lebanon.

Jack spent several years of his life in Sales and Marketing in this country. He also assisted other companies in nine (9) different foreign countries including Central and South America, Australia, and Europe. 

Jack was an active member of West Conroe Baptist Church in Conroe, Texas where a Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Jay Gross officiating. Interment will follow in the columbarium wall at Houston National cemetery in Houston, Texas with honors.   

In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org

AUDREY MAY HOLLOWAY

Audrey May Holloway, age 90, entered eternal rest peacefully in Conroe, TX, on February 23, 2021. Audrey was born on the first day of Spring, March 21, 1930 in lovely Southampton, England, a beautiful port city on England’s south coast, to Arthur Charles Steele and Georgina May Hall Steele. Like other English children who lived in cities during WWII, Audrey and her sister Brenda were evacuated to a foster home in the country to escape bomb raids while their younger sister Maureen stayed with their mother in Southampton. After WWII Audrey and Brenda moved to the coastal resort town of Bournemouth where she grew to not only love the golden sandy beaches, but she also met the love of her life, William Davis (“Bill “) Holloway who served in the U.S. Airforce. Audrey and Bill were married for 67 years and are now reunited in Heaven as Bill went to be with the Lord in 2016. 

Audrey worked in London for the BBC during her professional years as a switchboard operator, an occupation she loved dearly and had many stories she loved to recount with eager enjoyment and enthusiasm. Audrey also had a passion for making porcelain dolls and used to say with a smile she was a little girl who never grew up. As Audrey was born during WWII and didn’t have many dolls, Audrey’s father, Arthur who was in the merchant Marines sent the sisters 2 dolls from America, but the lady keeping them would not allow the dolls to be taken out of the box. Whether not having dolls during her childhood was really the reason Audrey became a dollmaker we will never know, but Audrey started making dolls after her four children were grown and she had grandchildren. Audrey said, “The first dolls I made were dolls for my grandchildren” The dolls were all Holloway originals and Audrey put her personality into each of her creations. Audrey’s fascinating stories of her adventurous move from England to America to unite with the man she loved were both absorbing and intriguing. Her beautiful kind spirit, beaming smile, her radiant eyes and contagious laughter will be deeply missed. Previously departed loved ones include sister Brenda Louella Pate and brother Edward (Ted) Best. Audrey is survived by her sister Maureen Joyce Gelinas, and brothers Colin Peter Best, Michael Gaterell, Gordon Gaterall, daughters Debra Holloway Samson, Gina Holloway Moore, sons Michael Davis Holloway (Brenda) and Stephen Dewey Holloway (Kelli), 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held in the Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm.  

We’ll be seeing you in every summer’s day; In everything that’s light and gay; We’ll ALWAYS think of you that way. We love you Audrey May Holloway. Wife, Mother, Grandmother and always our Angel Above. 

 AUGUSTA LEISTER

SKORPENSKI JACKSON

(Gussie on her 98th Birthday)

Augusta Leister Skorpenske Jackson was born June 12, 1922, in a tent in Troy, Alabama, to Charles Augustus Leister, a union painter, and Jessie Lee Cowan Leister. They were traveling in a Model T Ford with their daughter, Clara Mae, from a job in Tampa, Florida to visit family in Drumright, Oklahoma. “Gussie” spent the first half of her life in Houston, moving to Conroe in 1975 to work

for Mitchell Energy. She passed away peacefully on Monday, February 22, 2021, at the age of 98. Gussie was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 35 years, Marsh Glenn Jackson; sons, Paul Lee Skorpenske, Jr. and Michael David Skorpenske; and granddaughter, Cheryl Lee Skorpenske Clark Owens.

She is survived by her loving family: daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Lynn Skorpenske Hunt Smith and husband, Michael G. Smith; nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and 4 nieces.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Please join us earlier for visitation and to view family photos beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston. 

PAMELA KAYE BENTLEY GIACOMINI

Funeral services for Pamela Kaye Bentley Giacomini of Mesa, Arizona will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with The Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow in Willis cemetery adjacent to her parents. Pamela was born to James Keith Bentley and Anna Lee Morrison Bentley on December 24, 1953 in Houston, Texas. She died of natural causes February 9, 2021 in Mesa, Arizona, at the age of 67.

Pam graduated from South Houston High School in 1971. She attended Texas Tech University and finished her bachelor's degree at Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi. She is survived by her son, Michael Giacomini and his wife, Kimberly of New Jersey; her sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Michael Johnson of Texas; and her cousins and their families. 

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FRANKIE CASTRO HERNANDEZ

In Loving Memory of Frankie Castro Hernandez, loving husband, father, Popo, and friend, who passed away on February 17, 2021. A private service will be officiated by Pastor Jesse Galvan. Frankie was born on September 28, 1942 in Tempe, Arizona to Willie Hernandez, Sr. and Frances Castro. He is survived by his beloved wife, Juanita Hernandez; son, Frankie, Jr. Hernandez; daughters, Virginia, Rebecca and Laura; grandfather of 15 and great grandchildren of 24; brother of 7 brothers and 3 sisters. Frankie was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude and kindness to everyone who have shown us care during our time of bereavement. We truly appreciate all your prayers and support. We thank you kindly. Psalm 23.

EVIE OLSON

Funeral Service for Evie Olson, beloved wife, mother, and sister will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 am in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Private interment will be held at County Line cemetery. Mrs. Olson was born on October 24, 1948 in Chandler, Texas and passed away on peacefully on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the age of 72.

Evie is survived by her loving family: her husband and best friend, Orvin Olson; daughters, Crystal Deshotel and husband, David; sisters, Barbara Gay, Linda McCleod and Kathleen Renfro; brothers, Walter Henry and Ralph Henry; grandchildren, Steven Westmoreland and Gavin Deshotel; great grandson, Oliver Westmoreland; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.

Evie was truly a loving, sweet, and caring soul. It was shown all throughout her everyday life as she lovingly cared for her family, her garden, and her sweet pets. Evie loved crafting and homemaking, but was also a willing, but reluctant fishing partner with her husband, Orvin. She met and married the love of her life, Orvin on December 1, 1990. They built a beautiful life together and were blessed by our Lord from the day they met. Evie was dearly loved by all her family and friends and her sweet smile and generous heart will be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Henry’s Home-Horse and Human Sanctuary at www.henryshomehorsesanctuary.org, the Montgomery County Animal Shelter or to a charity of your choice. 

MARY ELIZABETH WOODS

Memorial Service for Mary Elizabeth Woods of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with The Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. She passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021 in Tomball, Texas. Beth was born on October 31, 1949 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to Johnnie and Ollie Woods. Beth was 71 at the time of her passing. She was predeceased by her parents. Beth is survived by her loving family: siblings: sister, Gayle Woods; brothers, Bryan Woods (Tina), Alan Woods (Jeanette) and Randy Woods (Kathy); nephews, Austin Woods (Amy), Colton Woods (Jacque), Scott Woods, and Kerri Ray Woods; nieces, Rhiannon Hale, Delaina Storhok (Chris), Melissa Ann Holmes, Holly Linzey (Dennis) and Jennifer Woods; numerous great nieces and nephews also survive. 

In lieu of flowers, if desired memorials may be made to: St. Jude at www.stjude.org/donate.

SHERRY ANN WIGGINS

Graveside Service for Sherry Ann Wiggins of Humble, Texas will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Dry Creek cemetery with The Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

Sherry Ann was born on September 14, 1954 in Conroe, Texas to John Henry and Maudie Wiggins. She passed away peacefully on February 10, 2021 in Humble, Texas at the age of 66.

Sherry Ann was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry (Sonny Boy) Wiggins and Maudie McDaniel Wiggins and her brother, Jerry Wayne Wiggins.

She is survived by her loving family: brother, Billy Stearns and wife, Jimmie; Sister-in-law, Brenda Wiggins; many nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends. Sherry Ann was a true joy to her whole family. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

ROBERT LYNN FOSHEE, SR.

Celebration of Life for Robert Lynn Foshee, Sr., beloved husband, father, and friend will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm. at The Ark Church with Pastor John Fernandez officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Robert will receive full military honors for his service in the Air Force.

He moved to Winnfield as a small child and spent his life there until he graduated from high school. Robert still had many life-long friend friends from Winnfield. His class has a yearly reunion which he attended almost every year.  

After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and served in Security Service. He said, “I grew up with these guys, we all became men together.” They were still his dear and special friends. After all these years they get together yearly for a reunion in Myrtle Beach, SC. After the Air Force, he married and moved to Baton Rouge, La where he worked for Shell Oil and later in the finance industry. Robert got a promotion and transferred to Monroe, LA. After several years he attended College and graduated from Northeast Louisiana University, currently University of Louisiana-Monroe with an accounting degree. In Monroe, he worked in the finance and banking industry. After college he went to work for Georgia Pacific Corporation in Crossett, AR. One year later he went to work as the Forestry Accountant for Louisiana Pacific, a spin off from Georgia Pacific, located in Conroe, TX. His career with Louisiana Pacific spanned 20 plus years. Robert also worked for TDC, Texas Workforce Commission and Foshee and Associates CPA’s.

Robert loved people and he was always willing to help. He loved God, his family, and his country. He was a loyal, trust-worthy, and never met a stranger. Robert loved to cook on the grill and have friends over to eat. He was an avid LSU Tigers and Houston Astros fan. He went to many Astro games and after he was sick, he watched the Tigers and the Astros on TV. Robert was the calm one, the rock we depended on. We will miss him and remember him every day of our lives.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Gary Foshee, Sr. and David Foshee, Sr.; and his sister, Cheryl Page.

He is survived by his loving family: wife of 55 years, Billie Ann Knight Foshee; son, Robert Foshee, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Sheila Foshee of Provencal, LA and Sharon Rollow of Hoschton, GA; Brother-in-law, Dave Rollow of Hoschton, GA.; nieces and nephews, Terry Ann Sims of Provencal, LA., Angela Womack of Provencal, LA., Christine Shifflett of Bossier City, LA., Amanda Foshee of Houston, TX, Cindy Hightower of Calvin, LA., Gary Foshee, Jr. of Provencal, LA., David Foshee, Jr. of Alexandria, LA., Danny Slayter of Winnfield, LA, Sammy Slayter of Arcadia, LA., Melissa Norris of Duluth, GA., and Shelley Keith of Bartlett, TN. He is also survived by a host of other dear relatives and caring friends.

Pallbearers: Gary Foshee, Jr., David Foshee, Jr., Bob Shifflet, Ron Cossman, Jimmy Koukas and Duke Coon.

We wish to give a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers, who became a part of our family during the fourteen years Robert was sick. We shall forever be grateful to John Moses, Debra Burns, Jennifer Lee and Trisha Shafer. We would also like to thank Elara Caring Hospice for their compassion, efficiency and expertise when needed in this moment.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the following: The Ark Church, 450 Humble Tank Rd., Conroe, TX 77304, Alzheimer Association, at https://www.alz.org/texas or to the charity of your choice.

MARCO TULIO ESTRADA

Funeral Services for beloved husband and father, Marco Tulio Estrada of Shenandoah, Texas will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 10:00 am in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. The Pastor Javier Pimentel will officiate. Interment will follow in Garden Park cemetery.

Mr. Estrada was born on May 24, 1947 in Guatemala to Angel and Dolores (Andrino) Estrada. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the age of 73 at home. Marco and his beloved Angela “Lulu” were married in Guatemala City in 1971. Marco was a loving, generous, hard-working, family man who was a true role model for his daughter, Carla as well as many of his extended family. He was energized by hard work and doing the right thing for his family. He gave the very best of himself every day. Above all, Marco loved time spent with his family. He didn’t dream of traveling the world because to him his daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren were his world. Although he only had one child, many called him “Papi.” He was a humble, selfless, and simple man who touched many lives. Marco was preceded in death by his parents, Angel and Dolores Estrada; brothers and sisters, Roberto Estrada, Francisco Andrino, Marta Andrino and Jose Luis Estrada. Marco is survived by his loving family: wife, Angela “Lulu” Estrada; daughter, Carla Pimentel (Estrada) and husband, Javier Pimentel; grandchildren, Heaven, Caleb and Madison; great grandchildren, Ashleigh, Nathan and Ezra; sisters and brothers, Estela Estrada, Berta Franco, Ana Maria Franco and Carmen Salvatierra; numerous nieces, nephews, other caring relatives and friends. A host of dear friends and family in Guatemala also survive.  

NORMAN WANYNE KEY

Funeral Service for Norman Wayne Key of Crockett, Texas will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Lester Hutson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Norman completed his journey in this world on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the age of 69. He was born in Houston, Texas to Lacy and Katherine Key on December 3, 1951.   

Norman is survived by his loving family: beloved wife, Yvonne Key; sons, Jeff and Andrew; daughters, Bonnie and Candace; brother and sister-in-law, Lacy Key III and Shirley; grandchildren, Ami, Abigail, Ryan and Leah; great grandchildren, Hunter, Rylee and Addison 24 nieces and nephews. Norman was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. 

LILLIAN IRENE WEAVER

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:00 am in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Bob Seal officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National cemetery. She will be laid to rest next to her husnand Acel.

Lillian Irene Weaver was born May 7, 1932 in Logan County, Ohio. Passed away January 27, 2021 in Conroe Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Acel Weaver and son Gary Weaver. Survived by four sons, Bob Weaver, Larry Weaver and wife Loraine, Dan Weaver and wife Barbara and Jerry Weaver. Grandchildren Sarah and husband Hector, Clint, Rachel and husband Calvin, Joshua and wife Melissa, Kezia, Kenny, Starlie, Allie, Angel, Amber and husband Hunter, Jasom and Brooke and husband Jared. Great grandchildren Kaylin, Kelsey, Hope, Zac, C.J., Hunter, Savannah, Antonio and Emilio. 

PEGGY SHERIDAN

Peggy Sheridan, 68, of Conroe, TX, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2021. She was embraced and healed by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Peggy retired from Sadler Clinic as an X-Ray Technician. She was well respected by her colleagues and a mother, sister, and friend to many.

She will be dearly missed by her Son, James Holbert, Daughter, Candy Holbert & Jack Sisco, Goddaughter Lisa Linares & husband Justin. Granddaughter Chaslin Holbert, and Great Goddaughters Leah Linares and Leanne Linares. 

As requested, no services will be held.

If Roses grow in Heaven

Lord, please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my Mother's arms and tell her they're from me. Tell her that I love her and miss her,

and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy,

I do it every day, but there's an ache within my heart that will never go away.

-Kirsten Preus

ALBERTINA KATHERINE BARHAM

    Memorial Service for Katherine Barham of Willis, Texas will be held Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mrs. Barham was born on January 11, 1923 in Ashley, North Dakota. She passed away on January 18, 2021 in Willis, Tx at the age of 98. 

HELEN MARIE G. DEL PAPA

Helen Marie Gary Del Papa, beloved wife and mother, passed away on January 13, 2021, at the age of 68 after battling brain cancer for two and a half years. She never complained about pain or her circumstances.

Helen was born on August 11, 1952 and grew up in Beaumont, TX. After receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 1974 from Lamar University, she opened an Italian restaurant in Beaumont enhancing her skills at hosting and entertaining. In December 1979, she married Rocky Del Papa and they soon moved to The Woodlands. Their wonderful, loving partnership lasted for 41 years. Helen was the cornerstone of their business operations and family life. Everyone knew she was an impeccable bookkeeper that never made a mistake. She loved to care for her family and shined at being a mother. 

Helen is survived by her best friend and loving husband, Omero “Rocky” Del Papa III and their three children, Allison Del Papa, Omero Del Papa, and Elizabeth Bradburn. Also survived by her mother, Loretta “Bordages” Gary; sisters, Denise (Vinny) Stasio, Rita (Carl) Marino, and Grace Perkins; brother, Thomas Wade (Carol) Gary; sister-in-laws, Sherri (Charles) Gordon and Jenny (Bob) Tresch; grandchildren, Luke, Helena, and Ezra Bradburn; and numerous aunts, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Tom Gary, Jr. as well as her grandparents, Julia and Tom Gary, Sr. and Marie and J.D. Bordages; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lena and Omero Del Papa, Jr.

Helen was a faith-filled, loving mother who cherished her children. As an excellent cook, she enjoyed preparing meals for her family, entertaining, and baking Italian cookies along with reading, traveling and playing golf. She had a wealth of friends that she loved with all her heart. Helen left many memories of great vacations, hearty laughter and quality time with the ones she loved. 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 21st at WoodsEdge Community Church in the Pavillion (25333 Gosling Rd. Spring, TX 77389) at 2:00pm. She will be laid to rest at Forest Park The Woodlands. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6

WILLIAM FRANK COLLORA

William Frank Collora of Montgomery, TX passed away at the age of 65 on January 15, 2021 in The Woodlands, TX. William “Bill” Collora was born and raised in Huntington, NY to William and Jacquelyn Collora.

Bill moved from New York to Texas in 1978 with his young family. Following in the footsteps of his parents to Houston, TX. He worked hard his whole life to own and operate a local plumbing company, alongside the help of his two sons every day. Bill was the social center of his large family. He loved to entertain with Italian food, red wine and loved his Ma’s tomato sauce. He had a big laugh, loud voice and had a jokester personality. His presence would fill the room. His love of music and the Beatles were often his favorite subject.

There is also the side of him that his family knew well, he was a son, big brother, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, and a friend. He was generous, un-judgmental and forgiving to the people he loved. His passions varied greatly from boating, fast cars, fly fishing, camping, RVing and traveling to Colorado. He enjoyed playing the stock market and was a savvy businessman. But some of his and our favorite nights were his movie nights, swimming, fishing at home with his kids and grandkids. All of his children share his passion for a love of animals and aquariums. He was a proud father to Robyn, Billy and Joey and their beautiful families and his grandkids. He enjoyed bragging about Lily and Rose in their accomplishments in school and sports, and was so excited for their futures.

He was preceded in death by his father William Collora and brother James Collora.

He is survived by his children, Robyn (Dennis) Wear, Billy (Amy) Collora, Joey (Candace) Collora, Lily and Rose Collora. His grandchildren Emily and Will Collora, Alexis and Colton Collora, Sadie and Ava Wear. His mother Jacquelyn Collora, siblings Linda Lavino and Perry Collora. Numerous nieces and nephews and close friends. Also, the mothers of his children Linda Alexander and Geralyn Collora. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Due to the unprecedented times we will not be holding a traditional service. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project or Habitat for Humanity. 

LANCE WADE REYNOLDS

Lance or as some called him Lancer, was born to Richard & Dianne Reynolds on April 6, 1966 in Houston, Tx. On Tuesday January 5, 2021 God called Lance home to the place that He has prepared for him. Lance was a lifelong resident of Texas and was very proud of his Texas roots. At the age of 2 Lance moved with his family to Conroe, Tx. Lance grew up in River Plantation and this is where he was raised. As a boy he could not wait for the school bus to drop him off at the driveway so he and his friends could ride bikes, play football in the street, catch crawdads or go out in the woods with B-B guns. As a young boy on Friday nights in the fall if you were looking for Lance you would find him and his friends by the scoreboard at Tiger Stadium playing football with wadded up Dr. Pepper paper cups as the ball. As Lance grew into his teens he grew to love the game of football. Lance dreamed of one day becoming a Conroe Tiger and when he made it to Conroe High he fulfilled that dream. Lance was known to be a hard-nosed player who never took a play off.

 It was common to see blood running down his face because of a punishing hit he would impose on an opponent, only to go back to the line of scrimmage anticipating the next play. Lance was loved by his teammates, counted on by his coaches and respected by those who played against him. After high school Lance went to college at Texas Lutheran to continue his love of the game. Lance soon realized that he wanted to serve his country and became a member of the United States Army. Serving proudly Lance was able to make a lot of new friends from all across the United States. After the Army Lance returned to Conroe. Throughout his working career Lance gave the same hard-nosed effort that he was known to give in everything else he did. Lance was known to light up a room with his infectious personality, a sense of humor that would leave you in stitches and he had a laugh that made you happy when you heard it. Lance had a twinkle in his blue eyes that ranged from mischief to admiration. Lance was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Lance loved anything to do with being outdoors. But more than anything else Lance loved his son Jack. Jack was the world to him. Lance always wanted to know how others were doing but he couldn’t wait to brag about his son Jack to family, friends or co-workers.

Lance is preceded by his mother Dianne Reynolds and father Richard Reynolds. Lance is survived by his beloved son Jack Reynolds, his twin sister Lisa Reynolds, brother Scott and his wife Robin and niece Alex and nephew Zach uncle John Reece, Jr. former wife and mother of Jack Mandy Fetner, stepson, Austin Ondrej, and former wife Pam Johnson. Lance also leaves behind countless other family members as well as so many friends who loved him very much. Rest in peace Lancer, you won’t be forgotten. 

A Memorial service will be held at The Ark Church 450 Humble Tank Rd, Conroe, TX 77304 on Monday January 18, 2021 at 11:30 with Pastor John Fernandez officiating. Please feel free to arrive anytime beginning at 10:45. 

 In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to Camp Hope at https://ptsdusa.org/give-help/or Camp Hope 9724 Derrington Rd. Houston, Tx. 77064. 

DAVID G. KLINE

In Loving Memory of David G. Kline of Panorama, Texas who passed-away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in Conroe. He was 88 years old. David was born on October 22, 1932 in Wayne, Michigan to Raymond and Stella Kline. He was a proud United States Marine who had strong faith in our Lord, a quick wit and a kind smile. He will be dearly missed.

DWIGHT LESLIE SALES 

In Loving Memory of Dwight Leslie Sales of Magnolia, Texas. Dwight was born on February 29, 1954 in Houston, Texas to J. L. Sales and Dolores (Harbin) Sales. He passed-away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the age of 64. 

ADDIE GERALDINE CRAIN

In Loving Memory of Addie Geraldine Crain of Bedias, Texas. Gerri was born on September 19, 1945 in Lake City, Florida to Jerome and Serena Shaw. She passed away on January 25, 2021 in The Woodlands, Texas, 18 days after her beloved husband, Walter Raymond Crain,Jr. She was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be missed. 

WALTER RAYMOND CRAIN, JR.

In Loving Memory of Walter Raymond Crain, Jr. of Bedias, Texas. Walt was born on May 15, 1945 in Princeton, Illinois to Walter Raymond Crain, Sr. and Verna Bell (Travis) Crain. He passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in the Woodlands, Texas at the age of 75. He will be dearly missed.   

ZELDA MAE HENDERSON

Funeral services for Zelda Mae Henderson will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Bob Seal officiating. Interment will follow in Willis Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mrs. Henderson was born on April 12, 1932 in Nacogdoches,Texas to William T. Reynolds and Lillian (Saunders) Reynolds. She passed-away peacefully on Friday, January 8, 2021 at home in Conroe at the age of 88. Zelda was a longtime (20 year) employee at the Log Cabin Restaurant in Humble, Texas and then went on to work for Eckerd Drugs for 15 years. Later in life, she worked as a CISD bus monitor for 15 years where she loved every one of the children she looked after.

 Zelda was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Grandmother. Zelda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who is loved deeply and will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Henderson; son, Tony Demopolis; granddaughters, Denise Whitley and Tari Henderson; her parents and her brothers and sisters.

Zelda is survived by her loving family: Sons, Donnie Henderson and wife, Nora and Tommy Henderson and wife, Marilyn; Daughters, Gail Cooper and husband, Larry, Nancy Zimmerman and husband, Mike, and Athena Demopolis; 18 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren; numerous great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by other dear relatives and a host of caring friends.

Pallbearers: Alec Johnson, Gary Cooper, Tom Henderson, Steven Logston, Leslie Henderson, Anthony LeCrone. Honorary Pallbearers: Jesse Crawford and Tim Kocera.

LARRY WAYNE BACKHUS 

Graveside service for Larry Wayne Backhus of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Garden Park cemetery.

Larry was born on August 27, 1955 in Ft. Worth, Texas to George Backhus and Agnes (Bohuslar) Backhus. He passed-away on January 1, 2021 at home in Conroe at the age of 65. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, George and Agnes Backhus and his sister, Terri Jo Backhus.

Larry is survived by his loving family: Siblings and spouses: George H. Backhus (Ginger), John Backhus (Sandy), Ruth Backhus Anderson, Sherri Jo Backhus, Jim Backhus (Carol); numerous nieces, nephews, other dear relatives, and friends also survive.

Larry was always a source of positivity. He was a kind, caring man who had a compassionate heart and was always there to lend a helping hand.

Larry was also a Conroe High School graduate (class of 1975) and an avid fan of all sports. His memory will live on in the hearts and minds of his family he leaves behind. 

ARCHIVED FROM 2020:

Altha Pearl Taylor 1940 - 2020

Paul Rex "Snap" Henry 1950 - 2020

Lowell "Toby" Vern Humphrey 1955 - 2020

John Ray Case, Jr. 1924 - 2020

Edward Kyle Russell 1942 - 2020

Jackie "Jack" Ray Davidson 1937 - 2020

Michelle Sherí Williamson 1973 - 2020

Lequita Ann Holmes 1946 - 2020

Christopher Sean Poehl 1970 - 2020

Barbara Sue (Pepper) Shimman 1940 - 2020

Daniel Edward Bostock 1950 - 2020

Joseph Steve Ogrodowicz, Jr. 1955 - 2020

Jeanne Marie Crane 1943 - 2020

Lela Elizabeth Beathard 1942 - 2020

Bonnie Faye Moon 1926 - 2020

Velmer C. Clair 1932 - 2020

Carl Thompson Cochran, Jr. 1928 - 2020

Robin Carol Gutierrez 1960 - 2020

Kenneth Lloyd Ward 1960 - 2020

Jon- Ann Andrews 1940 - 2020

Michael Stephen Ingram 1952 - 2020

Lois Juanita Garner 1932 - 2020

Virginia Gail Stedman 1947 - 2020

Martin Kent Smithson 1952 - 2020

Corey Alexander Johnson 1986 - 2020

John Arthur Gilliam 1974 - 2020

Helen "Elaine" Jones 1966 - 2020

Mary Lou Meyer 1940 - 2020

Peggy Parsley Paddock 1938 - 2020

Rudolph C. Bullock, Jr. 1943 - 2020

Charles David Smetana 1956 - 2020

John Hurley Culpepper 1946 - 2020

Jack O'Neal Brackin 1933 - 2020

Mary Jo Snow 1929 - 2020

Grace L. Wilhelm 1931 - 2020

James "Jimmy" R. Hoffpauir 1961 - 2020

Nancy Mayfield Owen 1938 - 2020

Joyce Faye Jackson 1949 - 2020

Roy Dean Williams, Sr. 1936 - 2020

Richard "Dick" Earl Jones 1930 - 2020

Milton Leroy Curtis 1941 - 2020

Norman Myers 1938 - 2020

Gerald (Gerry) Leroy Friedsam 1940 - 2020

Truett Victor White 1926 - 2020- POSTPONED

Christopher Sean Poehl 1970 - 2020

James Milton "Jimmy" Smith 1959 - 2020

Ray Clifford Shubert 1937 - 2020

Guy Vincent Hendricks 1964 - 2020

Keith H. Beilgard 1941 - 2020

Caroll Woodrow Bullock 1935 - 2020

Clarice Hunter 1934 - 2020

Donna Mae Harget 1942 - 2020

ALTHA PEARL TAYLOR

Funeral Services for Altha Pearl Taylor, 80, of Willis, Texas will be held on Friday, January 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Richard Sawyer officiating. Pearl was born on April 1, 1940 in Logansport, Louisiana to Oscar and Tommie Lee Holloway. She passed peacefully in Conroe, Texas on December 30, 2020. Pearl was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Tommie Lee Holloway, and her daughter Patricia Ann Plaster. Her surviving family includes her husband James Taylor of Willis, Texas. Her children: Cherry and Bruce Parker of Wichita Falls, Texas. Susie and Gary Neeley of Archer City, Texas. Darlene Kellar of Willis, Texas.

Jeannie and Bubba Owen of Willis Texas. Her grandchildren: Crystal Garcia, Melissa Richard, Heather Helton, James Helton, Travis Kellar, Kristopher Kellar, Angie Tigert, Johnny Dement, Ashley Dement, Tricia McCarty, Brandie Sawyer, Mandie Plaster, and Mikey Neeley. 40 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

Pearl was a dedicated Wife, Mother and Nana. She treasured her family and enjoyed every moment with them. She made friends everywhere she went. Pearl will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

PAUL REX "SNAP" HENRY

Funeral Services for Paul Rex “Snap” Henry of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 12:00 p.m. with the Rev. Melvin Hite officiating. Interment will follow in County Line cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service in The Chapel. Mr. Henry was born on September 22, 1950 in Chandler, Texas to Leonard L. Henry, Sr. and Birdie Jewell (McCurley) Henry. He passed-away peacefully on December 24, 2020 in Conroe, Texas. Snap is survived by his loving familiy; daughter, Theresa Henry; sons, Paul Rex Henry, Jr. and Carrijean and Michael Henry and Kathy; sisters, Linda McLeod, Barbara Gay, Evie Olson and Cathleen Renfro; brothers, Walter Henry and Ralph Henry; and his dear grandchildren, Autumn Thigpen, Marc Rebeske, Jr., Kaylah Bryan, Michael Henry, Luke Henry, Maggie Carr, William Carr, Kaylee Carr, Carlyle Fisher and Draque Henry; great grandson, Jameson Thigpen; and friend/ex-wife, Bonnie Hermes. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers include: Michael Henry, Paul Henry, Marc Rebeske, Jesse Hermes, William Jezek and Justin Thigpen. Dearly loved and greatly missed. 

LOWELL "TOBY" VERN HUMPHREY, JR.

Graveside service for Lowell “Toby” Vern Humphrey, Jr. will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Garden Park cemetery in Conroe, Texas. Toby was born on May 27, 1955 in Seattle, Washington to Lowell Vern Humphrey, Sr. and Joan Claudette (Belles) Humphrey. He passed-away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 65. Toby is survived by his loving family: Sisters, Terry Humphrey, Tracy L. Leigh, Melody Wortley, Debbie Humphrey; niece, Laura Loob and brother, Guy Humphrey; many other dear relatives and friends also survive. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. 

JOHN RAY CASE, JR.

John Ray Case Jr., age 96 of Conroe, TX passed away Dec. 7, 2020. Ray was born March 15, 1924 in Waco, Texas to John and Jewel Atkinson Case. He was a graduate of Texas A & M University, and a World War II Veteran who served as an Army Sergeant in the Army Air Force in the Pacific from 1943-45.

After retiring from Sears, he moved to Cleveland, TX where he and his wife Bobbie owned and operated the Midway Drive In Grocery for 12 years. Ray was an avid golfer, a talented artist, and enjoyed many years of league bowling with his wife Bobbie. Ray loved spending time outdoors, and enjoyed daily walks down to his pond, often with his beloved pets, Willie the goose, or Pogo the collie, by his side. He was known for his opinions on politics and world events and would regularly have his letters to the editor published in the local newspaper. One of his favorite traditions was heading up the annual family Christmas bingo game, where he would provide an eclectic mix of prizes from his own keepsake collections.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife Bobbie, the love of his life for 66 years, and his sister, Leslie Stanley. He is lovingly remembered by his three daughters: Connie Sonnier and husband, Bill, Linda Carter, and Karen Beall and husband, Johnny. He also leaves behind five grandchildren: Jeremy Beall and wife Amanda, Julie Conn and husband Chad, Jennifer Nichols and husband C.J., Kelli Knight and husband Matt, and Dusty Carter, as well as numerous great-grandchildren. A special thanks to the staff at The Wellington, Encompass Home Health and Conroe Regional Hospital for the wonderful care Ray received. Due to current circumstances, the memorial will be planned for a later date.

EDWARD KYLE RUSSELL

Edward Kyle Russell III was born September 1, 1942, in Clarksville, Texas, to Josephine (Bowers) and E. K. Russell, Jr. Kyle attended school in Clarksville, graduating from high school there in 1960. He attended Paris Junior College and The University of Texas before transferring to North Texas State University, where he graduated in 1964 with a degree in Business. He immediately went to work for Shell Oil and remained a ‘one-company man,’ a loyal employee of 34 years. During his career he worked in Tulsa, Dallas, Babylon (New York), Atlanta (Georgia), Houston, and Midland.

In Midland, Kyle met Janet Foster, and they were married on June 27, 1992. While working there, Kyle was very active in the Rotary club and facilitated an international project in which several Rotary clubs in West Texas assisted a Lion’s Club in Ojinaga, Mexico, by providing building materials, school supplies, furniture, household items, and medical supplies. These donations filled over eight semi-tractor trucks and helped equip an orphanage compound for street children and young, homeless teens.

When transferred back to Houston, Kyle and Janet settled in The Woodlands, Texas. The Woodlands United Methodist Church was their home for worship and the place where many deep friendships developed. Kyle was very involved in numerous church ministries: ElderRide, mission trips to Guatemala and Juarez, and Quest Men’s Fellowship. He directed the church’s blood drives for 22 years. A certificate from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center recognizes his efforts in helping save and sustain 41,007 lives through 13,484 donations. Kyle personally gave 185 units during his lifetime.

Kyle is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gene Russell. He is survived by his wife, Janet; son Kirk Russell, his wife, Kelly, and their son, Nolan Russell; son Justin Russell and his wife, Diane; his sister, Anne Russell Evetts (and Doug Evetts and their son, Chris Evetts); and his first wife, Sylvia Fodge Russell. He is also survived by his stepdaughters Mary Foster-DeSimone and Jennifer Foster; and Mary’s daughter, Sara.

Due to the need for limited gatherings because of health concerns, there will be a family memorial service at The Woodlands United Methodist Church on December 18, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. The service will be live streamed on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?y=5GSsxDeGwQ4

If desired, memorial contributions may be sent to the following: The Mission Fund at TWUMC Foundation at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 2200 Lake Woodlands Dr., The Woodlands, Tx 77380 or The National Parks Conservation Association, 777 6th St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3723.

JACKIE "JACK" RAY DAVIDSON

Jackie “Jack” Ray Davidson, age 83, passed-away peacefully on December 2, 2020 in Willis, Texas. Jack was born in Okemah, Oklahoma and attended Cromwell High School. He is preceded in death by his wife Dana Jane Davidson, daughter Nicole DeAnn Corbit, grandson Alex Ray Corbit, parents William and Mabel Davidson, brothers, William and Jerry Davidson, and sister Betty Thomas. He served in the US Army for 4 years and was a very, proud veteran. Jack worked in the oilfield as a coring specialist for many years, visiting many countries and making many friends. He loved playing golf, cards, watching sports and attending his grandchildren's game’s. Jack was a resident of River Plantation from the 1970’s until 1994 when he and Dana moved to Village Mills, Texas; later moving to Beaumont. Jack moved back to Conroe to be closer to family in 2014 and enjoyed many years as a member of Mims Baptist Church. He especially loved his Sunday School class led by Mr. Joe Corley. Jack leaves behind a sister, Ellen Ann Priesendorf. Family also includes son, Randy Norris; grandchildren, Chad Norris, Keraudren Beckman; son in law, David Corbit (Dana); and grandchildren, Austin Corbit and Sean Corbit. The family is thankful for the very caring staff of Loving Care Personal Care Home in Willis. A private family burial will take place Thursday, December 17, 2020 and a Memorial service is planned for early 2021. If desired, friends may make a donation to the Meals on Wheels Montgomery County, Attn: Tribute Giving, 111 South 2 Street, Conroe TX, 77301. They provided many meals for Jack and he greatly appreciated their service.

MICHELLE S. WILLIAMSON

Funeral service for Michelle Sherí Williamson of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with John Vaughn officiating. The family will receive friends in The Chapel one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Michelle was born on September 29, 1973 in Houston, Texas and passed-away peacefully surrounded by family on November 13, 2020 at the age of 47. She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Michelle is survived by her loving family: Children, Justin Lungren, Katelin Lundgren, Nathan Lundgren, Aubrey Williamson, IV, and Aden Williamson; Grandchild, Kaiya Purdue; Mother, Brenda Hansen; Brothers, Michael McDevitt and Jerrad Hansen; Grandmother, Joyce Stanley. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.

LEQUITA ANN HOLMES

Lequita Ann Holmes was born on March 22, 1946 in Dallas, Texas to William and Jewell Hooker. She passed-away peacefully on November 12, 2020 with surrounded by family at the age of 74.

Lequita was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford P. Holmes and her son, David Wayne Mulkey. She is survived by her loving family: daughter, Sherry Mulkey; brother, Don Hooker and wife, Lisa; sisters, Anita Perry and Celita McCrorey; grandchildren, Airiana McDowell and husband, Cory, Matthew Fowler and wife, Shea and Cheyenne Mulkey; step-daughter, Rachel Vasquez; cousin, George Farqurhar; best friend, Carla Brown; numerous other dear family members and friends also survive.

Lequita’s kind heart and positive outlook on life was a blessing to everyone who knew and loved her. Her grandbabies and her family were her passion. She had a carefree spirit that will live on the hearts of her family. Lequita worked for many years at CISD and truly-loved her job working with children and she adored her work family. She will be dearly missed. 

SHIRLEY LORAINE FRYAR

  A memorial service for Shirley Loraine Fryar, 77, of Montgomery, TX. will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 in the chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 2:00 P.M

Shirley was born on Dec. 14, 1943 in San Diego, CA. to Letha and James Harris and passed away on April 9, 2021 in Montgomery, TX. She is survived by her loving family: husband, Don Fryar; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Donna Fryar, and Wesley Fryar; grandchildren, Nathan and Melody Fryar, Alexander, Samuel and Elizabeth Nelson-Fryar; and many other relatives and friends.

CHRISTOPHER SEAN POEHL

Christopher Sean Poehl of Montgomery, Texas was born on December 19, 1970 in Houston, Texas to Ronald James and Geraldine Dian Poehl. Chris went to be with our Lord on March 20, 2020 at the age of 49 after a two and a half year battle with cancer.

Chris is survived by his wife Angela Adair Poehl, children Kristen Sherie Poehl, Cassidy Adair Poehl, and Corbin Christopher Poehl, sister Kim Poehl Levandowski and husband Paul and their children Connor James Levandowski, Katelyn Dian Levandowski, and Callie Alexis Levandowski and many other loving family members and friends. Chris was preceded in death by his father Ronald James Poehl of Houston, and his mother, Geraldine Dian Pampell Poehl of Hempstead. 

Chris graduated from Waller High School in 1989 and attended Blinn College in Brenham. It was during this time that he met Angela and eventually moved to Conroe in 1995. The two married in 1996. Chris graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.


Chris worked as a Petroleum Landman all over Texas for over 20 years. He was a great family man and a loving father. Chris was loved by all and known for his love of classic rock, classic cars and also for his fun loving personality and crazy antics. He was full of life and loved to keep his family and friends laughing. Chris loved to travel and hunt and enjoyed spending time with many good friends at his deer lease in Ozona, Texas. Chris was famous for his amazing barbeque and won many awards at the Montgomery County Barbeque Cookoff, including Reserve Grand Champion. Chris also enjoyed his time spent on the music committee for the Friends of Conroe and volunteering for the Montgomery County Fair Association.


A private service for Christopher will be held on March 27, 2020, at New Montgomery Cemetery with a memorial to follow at a later date. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Chris's life at that time. Memorial donations can be made in Chris's name to: Fellowship of Montgomery, 12681 FM 149, Montgomery, Texas 77316. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Fellowship of Montgomery with Pastor Dale Wells officiating. Honorary pallbearers include: Corbin Poehl, Connor Levandowski, Paul Levandowski, John Baskin, Mark Hegemeyer, Byron Barnes, Glenn Holliday and Blair Matthews.


Please join us immediately after the service for a celebration of Chris’s life at the Poehl Home at 17399 Sunset Ranch Drive, Montgomery, Texas.

BARBARA SUE (PEPPER) SHIMMAN

Barb, Im1Angel2, was called home to be with Jesus, receiving her angel wings, and is now with her late husband, Ervin A. Shimman.

Barb was born in Akron, Ohio to the late James E. Pepper and Geraldine McAtee. She attended East High and later moved to Toledo where she worked at St. Charles Hospital for over 25 years. In 2016 she moved to Conroe, Texas with her sisters Claudia & Carole. Her last 2 years were at Elmcroft Nursing home, after suffering from strokes and Alzheimer’s.


Barb was a very caring and generous to a fault person with a snappy personality. A collector of angels, she now is one. She enjoyed crafting, crocheting, doing bus trips, making chocolates, camping and traveling with her husband, having friends over for Bunko, playing cards, and was an avid Michigan fan, passing a dollar with her friend Matt “Stapes.” She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and belonged to East Toledo Senior Center volunteering and caring for others, and dressed as an elf every year, driving Santa.


Barb will be deeply missed by sisters Carole (David) Wissinger of Adrian, Missouri, Claudia Blaydes of Conroe, Texas and Betty Bolyard of Suffield, Ohio; best friend Ruth Tippey and good friend Judy Joldrichsen of Toledo, Ohio and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins..

The family is so grateful for the loving, tender, selfless, compassionate care given by her niece, Joan Allen, during this difficult time. To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.


Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the home of Claudia Blaydes.

Barb's ashes will be taken back to Toledo and she will be buried by her husband, Erv, in Lake Township Cemetery with private graveside services.

JOSEPH STEVE OGRODOWICZ, JR.

Graveside service for Joseph Steve Ogrodowicz, Jr. of Willis, Texas will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Elmina cemetery with Deacon Klaus Petereit officiating. Mr. Ogrodowicz was born on July 19, 1955 in Houston, Texas to Joseph Steve Ogrodowicz, Sr. and Virginia Catherine (Gregory) Ogrodowicz. He passed-away peacefully in Willis, Texas on November 6, 2020 at the age of 65.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Joe, Sr. and Virginia Ogrodowicz; brother, Paul Ogrodowicz; and his sister, Rose Gold. He is survived by his loving family: Sons, Justin Ogrodowicz and Joe Ogrodowicz; brother Larry Ogrodowicz; sisters, Laura Hoffard, Margaret Ogrodowicz and Yvonne Ogrodowicz; grandchild, Cash Edward. 

DANIEL EDWARD BOSTOCK

In Loving Memory of Daniel Edward Bostock, 70, of Conroe, Texas who passed-away on Friday, November 6, 2020 in Shenandoah, Texas. (The Woodlands) Daniel was born on September 22, 1950 in Ithaca, New York to Edward E. and Ruth S. Bostock. He is survived by his loving family: son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Katie Bostock of The Woodlands, Texas ; daughter, Kristyn Bostock of Las Vegas, Nevada; and his significant other, Jennifer Threadgill of Conroe, Texas. He is also survived by other dear relatives and friends. Dan is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

JEANNE MARIE CRANE 

Funeral Service for Jeanne Marie Crane, 77, of Willis, Texas will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Ray Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Willis cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service beginning at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel. Jeanne was born on April 18, 1943 in Bryan, Texas to Albert Bowen Jennings and Winona Marie (McKnight) Jennings. She passed-away on Friday, November 6, 2020 at her home in Willis.

Besides beautiful, the first word that comes to mind to describe Jeanne would be a “hoot.” She had a fun, enduring personality that she exuded openly to all. Her love and loyalty to her family, friends and faith was clearly shown throughout her walk of life. 

She was married at the sweet young age of 17 in 1960 to Calvin E. Crane. Jeanne loved and cared for dearly for her husband until his death in 2011. He was a lucky man. Whether it was her children, grandchildren, or closest friends, Jeanne was always was there for them. In their corner. No matter if they were right or wrong. Her faith in Christ could be easily be evidenced by a quick turn of the pages of her bible. One can easily see the highlighted verses that were written on her heart and carried out in the love and compassion she emanated to all. A large book could easily to written about all the stories of loving things she did. Jeanne was truly a remarkable woman.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Earle Crane. She is survived by her loving family: daughter, Kelly Crane Langhamer and husband, Greg; son, David Crane; sister, Flo Bennett; grandchildren, Zachary Langhamer, Taylor Langhamer, Deanna Langhamer, Stephanie Butler, Jaimie Crane, Jayde Gillaspie and Jagger Gantt; great grandchildren, Zoe’ Langhamer, Lyssa Stronanis and David Butler. 

LELA ELIZABETH BEATHARD

Funeral Services for Lela Elizabeth Beathard, 78, of Willis, Texas will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. in the Family Worship Center with Guy Hargrave officiating. Interment will follow in Copeland Chapel cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the church. Lela was born on September 27, 1942 in Houston, Texas to Raymond Lee and Sara Grace Smith. She passed-away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Willis, Texas surrounded by family.

Lela will greatly be missed here but we know she will be rejoicing in Heaven with her Lord and Savior.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Sara Smith; brother, Marvin Smith; sister, Patsy Poole; son, Ben Gilmore; brother-in-law, Rex Dahl and by her two former husbands, Ben Russell Gilmore and Nolan Beathard.


She leaves behind three children, Sarah Beathard, Patricia Williamson and Jeshaiah Beathard; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Gilmore; five grandchildren, Jana Mallory Gilmore, Ben Russell Gilmore, Naomi Willamson, Rebecca Russell and Jeshanah Seraiah Beathard; eight great- grandchildren, Natalie, Devanna, Ethan, Ella, Gaylynn, and Ethan, Brooklyn and Carlione Russell. Lela is also survived by her brother, George Ray Smith and wife, Annie; sister, Linda Taylor and husband, David; sister, Kathy Dahl; and sister, Violet Blackman and husband, Terry and her brother-in-law, Rick Poole. Numerous loving nieces, nephews, and treasured friends.


Pallbearers: John Dahl, Rick Poole, Morris McCollum, Devin Taylor, David Taylor, Jr. and Ricky Dean Smith. Honorary Pallbearer: Matt Harris. 

BONNIE FAYE MOON

Funeral services for Bonnie Faye Moon will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Cude cemetery. The family will receive friends in The Chapel one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Bonnie gained her wings on October 31, 2020. She was blessed to walk this earth for 94 years. She lived through multiple wars, a depression, the 70’s, and she even got to see the age of cell phones and snapchat. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Bonnie had touched throughout her long life.

Bonnie aka Granny was born on June 16, 1926 in Harris county. Her early years were spent married to Owen Hilton McGoldrick where she had two sons Owen Ray McGoldrick and R.L McGoldrick. Granny was a spitfire, a hell cat, and was just all out fun to be around. Her laugh was contagious. She had a smile that would make you feel good about yourself. She loved to cook whether it be peach cobbler, or cat head biscuits, or her delicious friend chicken. She could skin a squirrel better than any man. She loved her grandkids, and great grands and her great-great grandchildren with all her heart. A lot of her time was spent at the deer camp with her family, or on the creek banks of white rock where she would drink a beer, or have a whiskey drink with you, and sit around a fire. After a few drinks, she would put the old cane down, and you would see her get up and do a jig! She never let you leave her house without some sort of cookie or as she would say a “Sodie Water.”


Bonnie is survived by her son, R.L. McGoldrick and wife Sabrina, and their children, R.L. Jr. and Krystina McGoldrick, Lisa and Doug Countryman, Kerrie and Shae Beshears, James Owen McGoldrick and wife, Tammy and Kay McGoldrick; step-daughter, Frankie Hennard and husband, Red and Virginia Richnow. Nineteen great grandchildren, eleven great-great grandchildren as well as countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Preceded in death by the two loves of her life Owen McGoldrick, and Vernon Moon; her brother, Lonnie Mullins; son, Owen Ray McGoldrick as well as her parents and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Pallbearers: R.L. McGoldrick III, Garrett Countryman, Matthue Smith, Bradley Anderson, Robert Smith, Jr. and John Sweeten. Honorary Pallbearers: R.L. McGoldrick Jr., Tommy McGoldrick, Roy Steeley, Shane Beshears and Doug Countryman. 

VELMER C. CLAIR

In Loving Memory of Velmer C. Clair of Montgomery, Texas who passed-away on October 28, 2020 at the age of 88. Mrs. Clair was born on January 10, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois.

Velmer was a loving wife, mother, grandma and great grandma. Her kind disposition and unwavering devotion to family and friends will be missed. She was a talented artist which could be seen through all her beautiful painted ceramics and handmade cards. The Clair’s retired to Arizona in 1980 and she went on to teach ceramics. In September of 2019 she moved to Texas.

Velmer was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leonard John Clair in 2017.

She is survived by her loving family: Sons and daughter in laws, Leonard G. (Suzanne) Clair, Ronald J. (Pamela) Clair and Richard A. (Sandra) Clair; Grandchildren, Ronald Jr., Jessica, Lisa Mae, Eric, Brian and Matthew; Great grandchildren, Nicolas, Vanessa, Tyler, Andrew, Ava, Dylan, Axel, Austin, Gavin and Luke.

CARL T. COCHRAN, JR

Funeral services for Carl Thompson Cochran, Jr., 92, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park cemetery. The family will receive friends in The Chapel one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 11:30 a.m. Mr. Cochran was born on October 4, 1928 in Jefferson County, Texas and passed-away peacefully in Conroe on October 27, 2020. Carl was raised and completed all of his schooling in the Heights of Houston. He pastored for 7 years and was retired from the UMC, Oklahoma conference. Carl was a longtime Mason and was a member of the Cordell Lodge #127 in Oklahoma. He proudly served his country in the Navy and belonged to the American Legion Post 618 in Willis, TX. Carl was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Eleanor M. Cochran; parents, Carl T. Cochran, Sr., and Helen G. Cochran; brother, Arthur Hunt; and sisters, Winelle Niborg and Ruth Higgins. Survived by his loving family: Son, Carl T. Cochran, III; Daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Peter Wooldredge, Michelle and Maynard Norman and Jeanine and Roy Radican; grandchildren, Sherry Flinn and husband, Terry, Amy Divin and husband, Christopher and Michael E. Radican and wife, Crystal; great grandchildren, Amber LeBlanc and husband, Christopher, Keller Divin, Kirsten Divin, Khloe Divin, Lillian Hazel Radican and Michael Radican, Jr.; and great-great grandchild, Lyanna LeBlanc. Numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. Mr. Cochran will receive full military and Masonic burial honors.

ROBIN CAROL GUTIERREZ

Funeral services for Robin Carol Gutierrez of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Marcus Huddleston officiating. The viewing will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home. Robin was born on March 13, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia to Fred Haulk Parker and Maggie Lee (Watson) Parker. She passed-away on October 24, 2020 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 60.

We will miss her smile, her sense of humor, and her devotion to family and friends. She was a loyal, honest, good woman of the greatest character. She leaves a lasting legacy of love to her family, and we will forever be grateful for our time with her. She was truly one of a kind and very special to all who knew her.

Robin is survived by her loving family: beloved husband, Dennis Gutierrez; sons, Ronald Colson and wife, Laura, Shaun Colson and Kevin Colson; step-son, Devon Gutierrez and wife, Angela; sisters, Valerie Dohrmann, Vanessa Johnson, Kay Parker Evans, Pam McCall, Kim Sandoz and Lynn Derkowski; grandchildren, Christian, Makiya, Danae, Aryel and Emily; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. Dearly loved and greatly missed.

KENNETH LLOYD WARD

Memorial Service for Kenneth Lloyd Ward of Willis, Texas will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Merle Blado officiating. Kenny was born on October 17, 1960 in Houston, Texas and passed-away on Monday, October 19, 2020 in Conroe, Texas. He was 60 years old. Kenny grew up in Houston and graduated from Spring Woods High School.

He was fun loving, happy go lucky, gregarious, and extremely social. Kenny lived life by the seat of his pants and was a “to the max” optimist. Humor was number one, he could not be serious. He worked in sales, and did excellent handyman work, Kenny was a true “jack of all trades.” He also loved gardening, music, flyball, football, and simply loved life itself. Kenny will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald R. Ward and Vetra J. Arrazate; his brother, Russell Ward and his nephew, Clifford Raines. Kenny is survived by his loving family: wife, Robbie Strang-Ward of Willis, Tx; son, Kelly Eugene Strang of Arkansas; daughter, Mallory Hebert and husband, John of Ft. Worth; brother, Doug Ward and wife, Christi of Houston; step-father, Eliud Arrazate of Conroe; step-brothers, Frank Arrazate and wife, Deborah of Conroe and Nathan Arrazate and wife, Jenifer of Conroe; step-sisters, Rebekah Arrazate of Tyler and Elizabeth Randolph and husband, Jonathan of Kingwood; aunt, Lala “Bay” Messerly of Houston; sister-in-law, Joanie Ward of Houston; grandchildren, Addison, Zoey, Ali, Ryleigh and Harper. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other dear family and caring friends also survive. 

JON-ANN ANDREWS

Jon-Ann Andrews, 80, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2020. Jon-Ann was born in Houston, Texas on July 23, 1940. She devoted over 30 years to education in the Houston I.S.D. She was an active member of the St. Phillips Methodist Church as well as a devoted choir member. Jon-Ann also treasured the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where she was a Life Member and a member of the Rodeo Choir. Jon-Ann adored time with family and friends as well as shopping, gardening, crafting and doting on her dog Charlie. She was always generous with her time and loved doing for others. She is preceded in death by her mother Wanda Rheinlander, her father C. E. "Fats" Rheinlander and her sister Betty Lou Lay. She is survived by her son Bradley Walling, wife Melisa, daughters Hunter and Sydney and son Mike Walling; nephew Kevin Lockley; niece Brooke Tyson and brother-in-law, Mick Lay. A memorial service will be held at St. Phillips Methodist Church on October 22, 2020 at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Phillips Methodist Church 5501 Beechnut Street Houston, TX 77096.

MICHAEL STEPHEN INGRAM