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CONROE FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Honoring Your Loved Ones With Compassion

KELLY SAUL

Memorial service for Kelley Saul of Conroe, Texas, longtime resident of Montgomery County will be held on Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Chaplain Laura Ammon officiating. The family will receive friends in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors one hour prior to the funeral service starting at 1:00 PM. Kelley was born October 17, 1960 in Garland, Texas to Harry and Edwina Saul. After a 3 year long battle with myelofibrosis and leukemia he passed away on July 13, 2018 at his home in Conroe, Texas at the age of 57.

Kelley graduated from Conroe High School in 1979, then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science from Sam Houston State University in 1985. In 1986 he married his high school sweetheart, Sherri Mott. Kelley worked as an auto claims adjuster for several companies, most notably Nationwide Insurance where he was employed for 19 years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors in nature as well as working on cars. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, a hard worker, and an environmentalist.

Kelley is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Sherri Saul; son Jake Saul; daughter Jessica Saul; father Harry E. Saul Jr.; mother Edwina Kelley Saul; brother Harry E. Saul III along with various cousins, nieces and nephews. 

BIDAL ZABALA, JR.

Graveside service for Bidal Zabala, Jr. of Houston, Texas will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland, Texas. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mr. Zabala will receive military honors at 5:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors for his service in the U.S. Army.

Bidal was from a large family of 14 children and learned hard work and dedication from an early age. He was considered a laid-back gentleman who lived life to its’ fullest and had a wonderful sense of humor. Bidals’ handmade margaritas were simply the Best! They were a big hit with his family and friends. He was known to be quite the dancer and he even perfected his own dance called the “Meltdown.” In his early years, Bidal served in the U.S. Army and later began his longtime career as a talented carpenter.

His lively and loving manner will be dearly missed. Bidal was preceded in death by his parents, Bidal, Sr. and Gregoria Zabala; two brothers, Luz Zabala and Juan Zabala; and half-brother, Simon Zabala. Survived by his loving family: wife, Eusebia Zabala; children, Jamaica Zabala and husband, Jose Gonzalez, Jacob Zabala and Andera, Joann Zabala and Monica Zabala; siblings, Victor Zavala and wife, Lupe, Janie Smith and husband, Ken, Meterio Zabala and wife, Lucy, Luis Zabala and wife, Sylvia, Hope Hooper, Rosa Zabala, Aurora Urbanick, Judy Zabala, Joann Pivnick and husband, Michael, Eugene Zabala and Roy Zabala; sisters-in-law, Rita and Linda; half-sisters, Maria and Consuelo; grandchildren, Jazmine, Stevie, Skylar, Makenzie, Andrina, Xander, Jordan, Laylanie, Liliana, Jonathon, Jr. and Maximus. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive.


Pallbearers: Jacob Zabala, Ronnie Wimberly, Miguel Zavala, Markus Rojas, Juan Zabala, Israel Villanueva, Jose Gonzalez, and Jonathon Ochoa. Honorary Pallbearer: Salome Gonzalez. 

CAROLYN JORDAN SOILEAU

Carolyn Jordan Soileau, 74, of Conroe, passed away peacefully at CURA Health Services – Parkgate Home on Sunday, July 8, 2018, after a courageous, year‐long battle with cancer. Carolyn was born at home on December 28, 1943 in Batson, Texas, the fifth of eight children. She grew up in Batson and graduated in 1962 from West Hardin County Senior High School. She met Douglas Leon Sullivan and they were married in August of 1962. Over the next 24 years they made a home in Daisetta, Texas, raised two boys and were active members of local churches and the community. In 1985/86 she attended Lee College in Baytown, Texas and became a licensed cosmetologist.

She married her second husband, Calvin J. Soileau in 1991. She and Calvin lived in Beaumont, Texas for 16 years until his passing in September of 2007 after which she moved to Montgomery, Texas to be near her children and grandchildren in early 2008. She was a loving homemaker, always there to see her sons off to school and always there when they came home to give them a hug and a snack. She was a skilled seamstress and baker, a Sunday school teacher and a gardener. She loved to travel, especially with her sisters. She believed her purpose in life was to serve others and was happiest when she had someone to care for. Her life revolved around her family and close friends, some of which were life‐time relationships, some more recent through church and bible study, but all were very dear to her. Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Murrie Jordan and Dicie Birge, her brother Carl Jordan, sister Vada Goulas, and her daughter Phyllis Murphy. She is survived by her children; Wayde Sullivan and wife Sherry of Montgomery, Texas, Michael Sullivan and wife DaLonna of Austin, Texas, Carl Soileau and wife Patty of Whitehouse, Texas, Judy Ballew of Beaumont, Texas and Jan Lopez of Beaumont, Texas, 10 grandchildren; Leslie Holt, Cole Sullivan, Kase Sullivan, Riley Radford, Kyle Sullivan, Reid Sullivan, Angie Kowalski, Shawn Soileau, Joseph Brady, and Brittany Ballew; 10 great grandchildren; Blake Olivia Holt, Callie Coleman, Cammie Coleman, Cate Coleman, Kendall Soileau, Conner Soileau, Olivia Syphrett, Dub Syphrett, Rose Brady, and Mason Brady, brothers; Robert Jordan of Batson, Texas, Jerry Jordan and wife Becky of Batson, Texas, sisters; Sandra Kerr of Winston‐Salem, North Carolina, Anita (Cooter) Kunkle and husband Bert of Houston, Texas, and Jennifer Roussel of Houston, Texas. Her sons wish to thank the caregivers at CURA Health Services – Parkgate Home for treating Carolyn as though she was their own family and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care for all they did to make her comfortable in the final few days. A special thank you to Oncologist, Dr. Ajay Mitter who went above and beyond his appointed role among those tasked with her care over the last year. Dr. Mitter vowed to care for her as though she was his own mother and did just that making sure she was treated with the best of care by everyone involved, often extending his rounds late into the evenings and early morning hours just to be sure he could see how she was doing each time she was in the hospital. Memorial contributions may be made to Moss Hill Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 371, Hardin, Texas 77561, or a charity of your choice.

“Motherhood:All love begins and ends there.” ~Robert Browning


Only One Mother

by Unknown Author


Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky, Hundreds of shells on the shore together, Hundreds of birds that go singing by, Hundreds of birds in the sunny weather. Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over.


My Mother Kept a Garden

by Unknown Author


My Mother kept a garden. A garden of the heart; She planted all the good things, That gave my life it's start. She turned me to the sunshine, And encouraged me to dream: Fostering and nurturing The seeds of self-esteem. And when the winds and rains came, She protected me enough; But not too much, she knew I'd need To stand up strong and tough. Her constant good example, Always taught me right from wrong; Markers for my pathway To last my whole life long. I am my Mother's garden, I am her legacy. And I hope today she feels the love, Reflected back from me.

GEORGE JOSEPH WILLY JR. 

George Joseph Willy, Jr was born on October 3, 1951 in Houston, Texas and peacefully passed onto his next life on June 29, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas at the young age of 66.

As a young lad, you could find him outside tinkering with anything he could get his hands on, hunting and fishing at every possible opportunity as exploring nature was deeply rooted in his being, but sports is where he excelled at. He was the captain of the Willis High School football team playing offensive and defensive end and was an all-star catcher on the Wildkat baseball team.

He hung up his cleats after graduating from Willis High School in 1970 and enlisted as an Airman in the U.S. Air Force, but after a two year span was honorably discharged due to disability relating to his knees.

Once back home he took after his namesake and launched into a career in the bread business with Rainbow Bread Company while attending Sam Houston State University and Dallas Theological Seminary in his spare time. As he grew older and his family multiplied, he switched gears and moved up the ranks in the uniform services industry with RUS/Cintas and then Aramark Corporation. As his children grew, they embraced his love of baseball. Every spring and summer in the 80’s and 90’s you could find George volunteering in some form or fashion at the Willis Youth Athletic Association (WYAA).

After spending most of his life in the Conroe, Houston and Willis area, he graced several states (Ohio, Indiana, Alabama, Florida) for his employer. Before retiring early at the age of 58 due to a diagnosis of fatty liver disease, he had propelled himself into the ranks of management and oversaw a staff of 160+ at an Aramark facility in Miami, Florida. His early onset liver disease was a blessing and also a curse. While it brought him back home to Texas to be closer to his friends and family and within range of St Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, he found his usual fast pace lifestyle being replaced with one of leisure.

Those who knew George over his 66 years will recall his ability to befriend anyone. He was extremely prideful of his family and fascinated with his family heritage. Daily you could find him cracking long winded jokes, reading his bible, digesting both football and baseball stats and repeated to anyone he came in contact with and in his later years after retirement mingling with friends over coffee each morning or volunteering at the Ark Church in Conroe. George truly had the ability to make anyone that he came in contact with feel appreciated, loved and believe they could be a better person. Consistently, he put others interests above his own and often was found helping others solve their life’s problems before we would tackle his own.

He is preceded in death by his father, George Joseph Willy, Sr; mother, Mary Joyce Wood; step-mother, Elizabeth “Lexia” Willy; sister, Mary Diane Robison; brother, Richard Willy; and step-daughter, Michelle Malak.

George is survived by brother-in-Law, Keith Robison; sister-in-law, Patty Willy; His children: Jennifer Willy Archambeault and husband John; Chris Willy and wife Arcy; Elizabeth Willy Sanchez and husband Evan and step-children: Kim Thompson and husband Robert; and Erica Martinez. He is also survived by his grandchildren (Bradley, Cory, Amy, Julian, Seth, Sophie, Chloe, Jacob and Saffron), four great grand children and many nieces and nephews.

     Visitation will be held on Friday, July 6th, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Conroe Funeral Directors. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Conroe Funeral Directors with a graveside service to follow at Farris Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas.


For those who wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in name of George Joseph Willy, Jr to one of the following foundations or organizations: American Heart Association, American Liver Foundation, Ark Church of Conroe, St Luke’s Foundation (Houston), University Hospital Transplant Center Fund (San Antonio) or Parsons House Austin.  

GEORGIA GAYLE STORY

emorial Service for Georgia Gayle Story of Dayton, Texas will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Georgia was born on February 4, 1944 in Houston, Texas to Woodrow Wilson Crawford and Pauline Alice (Davis) Crawford.

She passed away on June 29, 2018 in Dayton, Texas at the age of 74. Georgia spent her career as a caring Registered nurse and grew up one of 13 children. Her sweet smile and kind disposition will be dearly missed. Georgia was preceded in death by her parents: Tex and Pauline Crawford; her son, Thomas Marling, Jr.; daughter, Connie L. Sweeny and her husband, Cordie D. Story. She is survived by her loving family: Sons, Daniel R. Marling and James C. Marling and Helen; and daughter, Bonnie L. West. Georgia is also survived by several siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of dear grandchildren and caring friends.

DOYLE MARTINEZ

Memorial Service for Doyle Martinez of Conroe, Texas, longtime resident of Montgomery, County will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Doyle was born on June 26, 1951 in Willis, Texas to George and Edna (Santos) Martinez and passed away peacefully on June 28, 2018 in The Woodlands, Texas. He was 67 years old.


However, being the family man that he was, Doyle’s most precious time was spent with his beloved wife, Debbie and having fun with their dear grandchildren.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband, a loving father, a faith-filled gentleman, a hard worker and a doting grandfather.

Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, George and Edna Martinez; Brothers, Chubby Martinez and Johnny Martinez; Grandson, Caleb Walls

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Debbie Martinez;

Son, Brian Martinez and wife Amanda; Daughters, Stacey Jones, and Stephanie Walls and husband Keith,

Brothers, Frank Martinez and wife Clarine, Bill Martinez and Donnie Martinez, Sisters, Elsie Wells and husband Frank, Aline Heathman and husband Vernon and Camilla Martinez;

Grandchildren, Payton Jones, Preston Jones and McKenzie Walls;

numerous nieces, nephews and caring friends.


The family gives special thanks to Dr. Vuppali and Dr. O’Connor. Also, a special thanks to all the nurses and staff at DaVita.

LON KENDEL TIMMONS

Memorial service for Lon Kendel Timmons of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. He will be laid to rest at Houston National Cemetery. Lon was born on December 28, 1944 Ohio to William Edward Timmons and Pauline (Ghere) Timmons. He passed away on June 26, 2018 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 74. Mr. Timmons proudly served in the U. S. Army. Lon is survived by his wife, Tammy Bellaw of Montgomery, Texas.

WILLIAM K. "TATER" BROWN

Funeral Services for William K. "Tater" Brown will be held on Friday, June 25, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Robert Moore. Interment will follow at Security Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. William was born April 26, 1995 in Conroe,Texas and passed away on June 25, 2018 in Caldwell, Texas. He was 23 years of age.

JERRY LYLE RUNDGREN

Memorial Service for Jerry Lyle Rundgren of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 A.M in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Burial will be held in McGee cemetery in Louisiana at a later date. Mr. Rundgren was born on June 22, 1932 in Iowa City, Iowa to William and Eleanor (Mathius) Rundgren. Jerry passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on June 24, 2018 at his home in Conroe. He will be remembered as a loving, kind-hearted and generous man who loved his family above all else. He was the original owner of “Independent Air” and spent his 45-year career in both Harris county and Montgomery county.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eleanor Rundgren; brother, William Rundgren, Jr. and his sister, Linda Doyle. He is survived by his loving family: beloved wife of 53 years, Margie Rundgren; sons, Jerry Wayne Rundgren and wife, Pam and Gary Lynn Rundgren and wife, Helen; daughter, Pamela Renee Rundgren; Guardian parent to: Tabitha and Matilyn Montgomery; sister, Lauretta Smuck; brother, James Rundgren; grandchildren, Ryan Rundgren, Stephanie Ryan, Paul Matthews, Michael Matthews, Amy Faith Cruz, Linda Hoffman and Dakota Mallett; great grandchildren, Ashlyn, Kaylee, Loren, Hunter, Seth, Katie, Crosson, Corbin, Kylee and Hannah; many other dear relatives and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an education fund for his girls. For more information please email [email protected]

PAMELA SUE VERCHER

Funeral Service for Pamela Sue Vercher, longtime resident of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. John Green officiating. The viewing will be held from 12:00 P.M until 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel, prior to the service on Saturday. Pamela was born on May 12, 1964 in Houston, Texas to Neal Price, Sr. and Dolly (Bullock) Price. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 54. Pamela was preceded in death by her father, Neal Price, Sr.

Pamela grew up in Cleveland, Texas and attended Conroe High School.

For the past five years of her life, Pamela was a happy-homemaker, she enjoyed and took pride in staying home and helping raise her grandchildren. Many years before that she was a store manager for the Corner Store. She loved her community where she lived and will be missed. Pamela enjoyed going to the beach and having the wind in her hair. She also loved the outdoors and gardening. Pamela was the most loving woman anybody has ever met and touched the hearts of many. She was a wonderful cook and loved having family get togethers. Her smile and presence will be terribly missed by all her loving family and friends.

Pamela was preceded in death by her father, Neal Price, Sr.


She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Tommy Vercher, Jr.; Daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Kenny Wolsey; son and daughter-in-law, Zach and Ashley Vercher; step-daughter, Jennifer Vercher; grandsons, Chanse Glueck, Trevor Carr and Gunner Vercher; granddaughters, Kiley Vercher, Kambra and Kylar Wolsey; brother, Neal Price, Jr, Leonard Price and wife, Leala; sisters, Peggy Dupree and husband, David, and Vallie Attaway and husband, Kelly; numerous other dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. 

STEPHEN D. CORRELL

tephen DeVerle Correll passed away peacefully at the age of 79 on Friday, June 8, 2018 in Conroe, Texas. He was born in Peru, Indiana on March 2, 1939 to Beauford and Viola (Bradshaw) Correll. Stephen married Shirley Ann Gerrick, born June 19, 1942 in Twelve Mile, Indiana, on July 1 1962, and the couple had three children; Stephen, Sabrina, and Scott. The family relocated to Houston, Texas in 1974 and finally settling in Porter, Texas, for Stephen to accept a position as a machinist at Smith International, where he worked until he retired after 28 years. He enjoyed fishing, sharing stories of his youth, watching Notre Dame football, and spending quality time with his family.

Stephen is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, who passed on February 6, 2014. He is survived by his brothers Phillip Correll (Judy), Jeff Correll (Carol), and Greg (Judith); children Stephen Correll II (Melinda), Sabrina McShan (Chris) and Scott Correll (Mary); grandchildren Danielle Johnson-Desadier (Raymond), Jessica Correll, Ryan McShan, Cynthia Lukman (fiancé Dylan), and Ray Lukman; and great-grandchildren Addison Johnson, Cody and Nolan Desadier.


The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Conroe Funeral Directors. 

ROBBIE LYN VERCHER

Celebration of Life Service for Robbie Lyn Vercher, of Cut and Shoot, Texas will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Robbie passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Conroe at the age of 54. He was born on August 26, 1963 in Houston, Texas to Tommy Joe, Sr. and JoAnn (Limmer) Vercher. Robbie grew up in Conroe and attended Conroe High School. He was a self-employed truck driver who enjoyed his work and loved being out on the open road. He often traveled coast to coast. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and was a motorcycle enthusiast who loved to ride. Robbie was also, a kind, generous, loyal and outgoing man who loved life and never met a stranger.

With his spunky sense of humor, Robbie was always teasing somebody. His sweet smile will dearly be missed by his loving family and friends. Robbie is preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn Holland; father, Tommy Vercher, Jr. and his sister, Diana Vercher. He is survived by his loving family: Daughters, Taylor and Megan Vercher of Conroe, Texas; grandson, Wyatt Woods of Conroe, Texas; granddaughters, Serenity Woods and Piper Gandy of Conroe, Texas; brother, Tommy Vercher, Jr. and his wife, Pam of Conroe; brothers, Kevin Cooke and his wife, Erica of Splendora and Keith Cooke and his wife, Brandy of Bryan, Texas; sister, Patricia Vercher of Austin; numerous other dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

BUSTAMANTE

Funeral Service for Maria Cruz Bustamante, 74, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow at Garden Park cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

J.W. MCCAULEY

Funeral Services for J. W. McCauley of Willis, Texas will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church-Willis with the Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.

Mr. McCauley was born on June 9, 1937 in Center, Texas to Audary and Zula (Baker) McCauley. He passed away on the morning of May 24, 2018 at his home in Willis, Texas at the age of 80. J. W. was a long-time resident of Montgomery County and was highly respected and loved by his family and friends.  

J.W. was preceded in death by his parents, Audary and Zula McCauley and his beloved wife, Libby Lynn Moses McCauley in 2013. He is survived by his loving family: Daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Leslie Tilley of Devine, Texas; son, John Neal McCauley of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandsons, John Lawton Tilley and Carson Tilley of Devine, Texas; granddaughters, Devinne McCauley, Darian McCauley and Danika McCauley and their mother, Pamela Harrison McCauley all of Las Vegas, Nevada; Brother, Jackie McCauley and his family; Sister, Janis Peacock and her family; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.

J.W. and Libby made their home in Conroe and Willis for over 50 years where they raised their family and made many lifelong friends along the way. They had a collaborative and caring relationship. It was based on mutual support and a deep love for each other. There was nothing J.W. liked better than an interesting conversation with a good (or new) friend. He could have an engaging conversation with anyone. With his wonderful sense of humor, he had many friends and will be sorely missed by all his family and friends. J.W. was a longtime employee at Conroe Mill Supply and was an active and faithful member of First Baptist Church, Willis. J.W. was a person of faith and lived his life serving others. In lieu flowers: memorials made be made to the First Baptist Church, Willis. Firstbaptistwillis.org

ZANE MIGUEL ARELLANO MENDOZA

A Funeral Mass for Zane Miguel Arellano Mendoza will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Spring, Texas. A wake/vigil will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. (7810 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, Tx 77379)

Zane was born on August 22, 1996 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and passed away on May 15, 2018 in Prairie View, Texas where he attended college.

He was 21 years of age at his passing. Zane is survived by his loving family: mother, Philippa Ann Arellano and step-father, Jason Bailey;

father, Juan D. Mendoza and step-mother, Ashley Mendoza; sisters, Nadalin Mendoza and Carissa Mendoza; brother-in-law, Jamaal Shell; step-brother, Tobin Rice; niece, Najah Mendoza; nephews, Jayzon Shell and Jordair Shell; many other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.

Zane was an outstanding scholar pursuing a double major in architecture and construction science at Prairie View A&M University. He began his collegiate studies 72 hours after the Klein High School graduation ceremony, with a full academic scholarship. Zane was very dedicated on a fast pace to graduate in record time with both degrees later this year. He was a member of the Men Achieving Leadership and Excellence at Prairie View A&M University. He was chosen to visit Washington, DC for the grand opening of the 1 National Museum of African American History and Culture where he was honored to see President Barack Obama ring the bell of the opening. During the summer of 2017, he completed an internship with Balfour Beatty Construction as a Project Engineer. Zane was a very dedicated student who maintained an outstanding GPA and was well known among his professors for his record of attendance and participation. Zane was also very involved with his class mates and won the Annual American Institute for Architects Sand Castle Competition in Galveston. He was very handsome and was active in supporting and modeling for clothing brands. He was very passionate about animals and would do anything for his cat, Czar the Russian ruler. Zane was a die-hard Houston Rockets Fan, Dallas Cowboys Fan, PVAMU Panthers Fan, & Oklahoma Sooners Fan.

Family has always been very important to Zane and he loved spending time with his niece and nephews. Zane was full of life and could make anyone laugh & smile with his comedic energy. He has touched many lives and his beautiful soul will be deeply missed by everyone. We are very proud of you Zane and we love you so much.

VIRGINIA AGNES SMITH HOKE

A Memorial Service for longtime resident of Conroe, Virginia Agnes Smith Hoke, 82, will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10 am at First United Methodist Church in Conroe with the Rev. Mary Tumulty officiating. Mrs. Hoke was born on December 1, 1935 in Marshall, Texas to Aubrey and Alice Smith (Shook). She passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Abundant Life Assisted Living. Her nickname was “Honey.” She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a teaching degree. She had a successful and gratifying career as an educator for over 15 years.

Her most memorable teaching job was at Washington Junior High School here in Conroe, Texas. She and her family are longtime members of First United Methodist Church in Conroe where she served as the teacher for 7 years for the Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study. She was also a member of the Beacon Sunday School Class and the B.A.S.I.C. Sunday School Class. Mrs. Hoke was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey and Alice Smith (Shook), sister Barbara Walker, and husband Thomas Madeley Hoke. She is survived by her loving family: Daughter and son-in-law, Darlice and John Bridwell; Son and daughter-in-law, David and Michelle Hoke; Grandchildren, Sarah and Sam Hoke; Brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Estelle Shook; Nephew and niece-in-law, Andy and Yolanda Walker; Nephew and niece-in-law, James and Theresa Walker; Sister-in-law, Eulice Hoke Vial; and Niece, Laurie Vial Amsler. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Those who knew Mrs. Hoke enjoyed her sweet spirit and grateful attitude. Mrs. Hoke was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother who loved life and people. She will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to First United Methodist Church.

JOHN ROBERT BALLOU

Memorial Service for John Robert Ballou of Spring, Texas will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Bishop Clyde E. Harden officiating. John was born on March 20, 1982 in Conroe, Texas to Calvin and Linda Ballou. He passed away on May 12, 2018 in Spring, Texas at the age of 36.

John was a hard-working, dependable man who loved his family. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman who had a great passion for the outdoors. His love and generosity will be greatly missed. John was preceded in death by his father, Calvin O. Ballou and his brother, Darron Watkins. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Ashley Ballou; “Bonus dad” to his two dear girls, Mylanah and Haevyn; mother, Linda Ballou; sisters and brothers-in-law, Terri and Doug Oatis and Angie and Jon Crim; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Christy Ballou; many other dear relatives and friends also survive.

Mark Gregory McGrew

Mark G. McGrew, age 60, of Willis, Texas, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, May 3, 2018, in Cy-Fair, Texas.

Mark was born June 20, 1957, in Port Arthur, Texas, to James Kennedy “Doc” McGrew and Vivian Phillips McGrew. He was the youngest of three children.

He graduated from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, in 1979 and was a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Mark had a long and successful career in Firefighting and Hazmat, Paramedic, Litigation, and Health Safety Environmental, each in an industrial and corporate setting.

Mark was Senior HSE Manager with Forum Energy Technologies, where he worked with good friend and colleague Kevin Clothier. He had an inexhaustible work ethic and was highly respected by those with whom he worked. He called everyone he worked with his “Good Buddy.”

Mark was a passionate man dedicated to his family, always putting them first in his life. He also loved firefighting, sports and sports memorabilia, and a good beer or two (or three), and music.

Mark is preceded in death by his parents, James McGrew and Vivian McGrew, brother Mike McGrew, and mother-in-law Ruth Tipton.

Mark is survived by his


A Memorial Service will be held in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Guy Renee’ Tipton officiating. 

JAMES EDWARD OKERT "JIM"

Mr. James Okert (Jim) passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 after courageously battling a serious illness, succumbing to pneumonia and a major heart attack. Jim was born on June 2, 1935 in Garrison, North Dakota to Jacob and Mildred (Klawitter) Okert, but was raised Spokane, Washington.

He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force (air police) and worked for TSO in Northline then Dr. Mike Nell’s TSO Conroe for over 35 years as an Optician. He and his wife, Judy were longtime members of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Judy Okert; sons, Danny Okert and wife, Faye and Michael Okert; Danny’s children, Kasey Ganzevoort and husband, Brandon and their children, Jacob and Mary; and Kody Okert; Michael’s daughter, Makaela Okert and finance’, Richard Bain. He is also survived by his “Bonus” children, Judy’s children; Beckie Warren and husband, Buddy, George Morgan and wife, Jennifer, Carol Morgan, Janet Alexander and husband, Mark, Shirley Bridgemen and husband, Michael; mother-in-law, Shirley Froehlich; many other grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as, a host of other relatives and friends who will forever be blessed simply by having been a part of Jim’s life. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers: Steven Miller, Thomas Smith, George Morgan, Louis Morgan, Perry Vaughn, Charles Watkins, Joseph Watkins, Richard Bain, William Froehlich.


Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Rev. John Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park cemetery with full military honors presented by the VFW 4709 Honor Guard and Patriot Guard representation. The viewing will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

DONNEL MAIN ROGERS

Graveside services for Donnel Main Rogers of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Bath Cemetery with Pastor Robert Nichols and Pastor Mark Bradberry officiating. The VFW Post 4709 Honor Guard will present full military honors for his service in the Army. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. Donnel was born on May 11, 1947 in Los Angeles, CA and passed away on May 3, 2018 at home in Conroe. He was 70 years of age at his passing. Donnel proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

He dearly loved his family and church and will be greatly missed. Donnel was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Leon and Betty Jean Rogers, sister Shirley Faye Rogers and granddaughter, Mallory Renee Rogers; He is survived by his loving family: wife of 46 years, Joyce Marie Rogers; sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Ray Rogers and wife, Patricia and Thomas Edward Rogers; brothers and sister-in-law, Roy Leon and Velda Rogers and Gary Earl Rogers; grandchildren, Allison, Cole, Shelby, Thomas, Gabriella, Morgan and Megan. Pallbearers: Kenneth Rogers, Thomas Rogers, Randy Rogers, Donald Rogers, Cole Rogers, and Chris Rogers.  

MARIE DELTA LANDRY HAYS

Funeral services for Marie Delta Hays will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Warren Chapel at St. Dominic Village in Houston, Texas with Father Len Broniak officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Garden of Memories cemetery. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8 pm. Mrs. Hays was born on December 15, 1923 in Abbeville, Louisiana to Desire and Elodie (Simon) Landry. She passed away peacefully on April 29, 2018 at her home in Conroe at the age of 94. Mrs. Hayes was a loving, caring mother who will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hays, Jr; granddaughter, Dione Pearce, nephew, Lon Hays, one sister and two brothers. Marie is survived by her loving family: daughters and son-in-law, Marie Ann and David Wheeler of Conroe, Linda Sue Hays of Houston and Janet D. Biersdorfer of Houston; sons and daughter-in-law, Clyde Griffin Hays III and wife, Dorothy of Houston and John Patrick Hays of Houston; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, as well as, many other relatives and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to: St. Dominic's Deaf Center, 2491 E. Holcombe, Houston, Texas 77021.

JANET CHRISTINE PEREZ

Graveside services for Janet Christine Perez, longtime resident of Conroe will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Premont cemetery in Premont, Texas. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. A Memorial mass will be held the following Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe with Father Joseph Manapuram officiating.

Mrs. Perez passed away on April 26, 2018 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 72. She was born on September 19, 1945 in Salina, Kansas to Orville and Lillian (Learned) Driscoll. 

Janet met her husband Gene in Salina, after he served in the Vietnam War. They married soon after in July of 1971. Later, they moved to Corpus Christi where she began her career as a licensed Lab Technician and finished having children. They moved to Conroe in 1979, where she went back to college to further her education. Janet was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and she was active in the Catholic Daughters, the Legions of Mary, the Disciples of Jesus and Mary, and the Carmelites. Unfortunately, her health restricted her involvement over the last several years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren whether it was going to the movies, watching baseball, or going shopping. She was full of life and remained strong in the face of adversity. Janet was a strong Catholic woman who was a loving, supportive, caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was the glue that held her family together. Her radiant soul will be deeply missed. Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Driscoll. She is survived by her loving family: Genaro Perez, husband of 46 years; children, Anjanette and John Lynch, Joshua Perez, Nicholas and Tracy Perez, Aneysalyn Perez, and Mariatte and Matthew; grandchildren, Trent, Christopher, Jessica, Brandon, Carson, Emily, Andrew, Nina, Gabbrielle, Jacob, Alexander, Samantha and Ethan; great grandchildren, Kaiden, Kyler and Kalliope; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.

KATHERINE JEAN LEWIS

CHAYKOSKI

Katherine Jean Lewis Chaykoski, age 77, passed away March 20, 2018, at her home in Montgomery, Texas, surrounded by her devoted husband, three children and daughter-in-law, all of whom had lovingly cared for her during her final illness. Katherine was a 1962 graduate of the University of Kentucky, earning a degree in Journalism.

Her professional career included work with a TV station in Dayton, Ohio and with the Asbury Press in New Jersey. After graduation Katherine married the true love of her life, U of L Engineering school graduate, Alex Chaykoski. The couple followed career opportunities, moving to Dayton, Ohio, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Freehold, New Jersey, before retiring in Montgomery, Texas in 2006. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Alex Chaykoski; two sons, A.J. Chaykoski and Brad Chaykoski and his wife, Anna; her daughter, Mary Kay Chaykoski; two grandsons, Corey Chaykoski (Melanie) and Freddie Chaykoski; her granddaughter, Desire’ Pierce (Josh); five great grandchildren and two sisters; Mary Corey (Ken) of Louisville, KY and Barbara Snyder of Cedar Edge, CO. Katherine was kind, thoughtful, energetic and talented woman who will be truly missed by her family and friends.


A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St. Conroe, Texas, 77301. This location was once an Episcopal Church, very similar to the one in which Katherine and Alex were married in Lyndon, KY.


The family wishes to thank Silverado Hospice for providing remarkable care and guidance to Katherine and her family in her final days.    

LINDA JAY SPEARS TURNER

Linda Jay Spears Turner was born on October 10, 1950 in Marks, Mississippi, and passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at home in Shenandoah, Texas surrounded by her family & friends at the age of 67.

Linda is preceded in death by her Father, Johnny Edley Spears, her mother Ruby Lee Griffin Spears, and her older sister Ruby Yvonne Robertson. She is survived by her son William Jacob Turner and his fiancé Cheryl Lyn Nixon, her daughter Cathleen Chantel McCormick and her husband Chris McCormick, her sisters Debbie Wilkinson from Liberty, Texas, and Macy Overby and Ann Moore from Mississippi. 

Linda, also known affectionately as “Nana”, left behind her wonderful grandchildren: Amanda Rene Cash and her husband Travis Alan Cash, William Jacob Turner Jr and his wife Mistie Renee Turner, Jordan Bryce McCormick, Joshua Beau McCormick, and Michael Lee Pittman (who Nana claimed as hers as well), Jessica Lyn Williams, Connor Allen Jessie, as well as the following great grandchildren: Charlie Rae Cash, Layla Lachelle Cash, Zachary Lee Turner, Mia Lynn Turner, and one on the way that they will be naming after our sweet Linda Jay! She also leaves behind an Aunt, and Uncle, Nieces and Nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Linda Jay will be remembered as one of the most loving and caring women we have known. Although she was born in Mississippi, she moved to Texas at the age of 2 years old. Linda considered herself unlucky in romantic love after two failed marriages, but later, when questioned about possibly dating again, told her daughter that she was meant to give her whole heart to the true loves of her life – her grandchildren.

Her quick wit, sassy mouth, and generous nature amused so many of us, just as much as her big heart drew us in. There was never a time when someone came to her door needing shelter that she did not open her home, be it family, friends, or people her children brought home (including perfect strangers that were in need). She just started cooking and welcomed them with a smile, and sometimes a gentle lecture.

Although she delved into many different career fields, an injury and multiple surgeries put an end to working outside of the home. Though this may have devastated other people, she was able to focus on what was most important to her, her family. Linda Jay’s heart and life were devoted to her children, grandchildren, and for the last years even her great grandchildren. Linda also had a love for animals, dancing, classic 50’s and 60’s music, country music, and movies of all generations. Lastly, but certainly not least, she loved all things Elvis Presley and John Wayne – those who knew her best had no doubts that they were her absolute favorites.

Linda loved God, she loved her family, and she definitely loved her food! She touched so many lives, some who have already passed on as well, and will continue touching lives in the days ahead.

She may have recently left this earth, but she will remain forever in our hearts.

Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Chaplain Patti Henry officiating. Dream Dove Release following ceremony. 

NANCY VAUGHT KOERNER

A Celebration of Life Service for Nancy Vaught Koerner, 73, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Brother Steve Yates officiating. Interment will follow at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Mrs. Koerner was born on March 16, 1945 in Texarkana, Texas and passed away peacefully on April 11, 2018 in Conroe, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; Bob Lee and Allene Brown Vaught; two sisters, Bobbie Vaught Hereford and Maynelle V. Pruett and her beloved husband, Monty Ray Koerner.

Nancy is survived by her two sons, Tom L. Koerner and fiancé, Leslie Booher Cuccia of Montgomery, Texas and Monty Kyle Koerner and wife, Sharon Green Koerner of Tyler, Texas; grandson, Jacob Ray Koerner of Conroe, Texas; four step grandchildren, Hailey Thomas of Groceville, Texas, Thomas Cuccia of Midland, Texas, Jacob and McKay Cuccia of Montgomery, Texas; great granddaughter, Tommi Kaylynn Koerner of Conroe, Texas; two sisters, Noressa V. Bull of Conroe, Texas and Charlotte V. Perkins and husband, Ronnie Perkins of Conroe, Texas; brother, Neal Vaught and wife, Helen Williams Vaught of Gretna, Louisiana; and sister-in-law, Anita Koerner Baldridge of Lockhart, Texas. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Nancy was a longtime member of the Conroe Church of Christ and was employed by the Conroe Independent School District for 25 years. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Conroe Church of Christ Family Promise Program, Church Food Pantry or the Share the Vision Building Fund. Conroe Church of Christ, 1860 Longmire Rd. Conroe, Tx 77304. Pallbearers: Jacob Ray Koerner, Jacob Cuccia, Charles Lee Herford, Larry Hereford, James Neal Bull and Charles Kevin Bull. 

TOMMIE LEON BENNETT, II

Funeral services for Tommie Leon Bennett, II of Rusk, Texas, formerly of Conroe will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Mr. Bennett will receive full military honors for his service in the U.S. Navy. The family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral service. Mr. Bennett was born on February 5, 1941 in Waco, Texas to Tommie Leon Bennett and Hallie Mae (Summey) Bennett. He passed away on March 29, 2018 in Tyler, Texas at the age of 77.

Tommie served as a parachute rigger (aircrew survival man) in the U.S. Navy and served upon the USS Ticonderoga. He also served as a fireman in Waco, Texas during his younger years and worked over 20 years with TDCJ as a correctional officer where he retired from in 2003. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a wonderful man with a free spirit. Tommie is greatly loved and will be dearly missed. He is survived by his loving family: Daughter, Rene Guerrero and husband, Chad Guerrero; granddaughters, Jamie Lee, Adriana Guerrero and Audra Guerrero; sister, Maryanne Zglewyz; nephew, Joey Bennett; other relatives and friends also survive.

JAMES NELSON MORGAN

Funeral services for James Nelson Morgan of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will start at noon prior to the funeral service. Mr. Nelson was born on February 16, 1947 in Conroe, Texas and passed away peacefully on March 27, 2018 in Conroe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Ann Morgan in 2013. He is survived by his loving family: Daughter, Amanda Morgan; Son, Treston Morgan; daughter-in-law, Melony Gunter; sister and brother-in-law, Ginger and Phillip Davila; sister-in-law, Roxey Turpin; brother-in-law, Skip Hubbard; grandchildren, Kara Clemow, Chris Gunter, Kermitt Gunter, III, Bryanna Morgan, Ayden Morgan, Kyleigh Morgan & Devyn Morgan; great grandchildren, Carter and Oaklee Gunter; many nieces, nephews and friends. James was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

DEBORAH MARIE BARBEE

Barbee, 62, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Farley Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Barbee was born on August 13, 1955 in Houston, Texas to Carl Edward and Gladys Young. She passed away peacefully on March 21, 2018 in Shenandoah, Texas. Deborah was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth Barbee, Sr., son, John Barbee and brother, Daniel Young.

She is survived by her loving family: Children, Crystal Jackson and husband, Bradley, Kenneth Barbee and wife, Crystal, Kevin Barbee and wife, Megan, and Sharon Lopez and husband, Raymond; grandchildren, Saulo, Emily, Lucy, Madelyn, Michael Joe, Candice, Blake and Carly; sister, Sharon McFadden and husband, Harvey; many other dear relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Kevin Barbee, B.J. Barbee, Michael Joe Barbee, Bradley Jackson, Raymond Lopez and Harvey McFadden.

DORTHY JEAN HIGHT

Funeral Services for Dorthy Jean Hight will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Tony Colvin officiating. Dorthy was born in Maben, Mississippi on February 12,1947 to Ruby Jolein and Bernard Brooks. She passed away peacefully on March 21, 2018 at her home in New Caney, Texas. In 1970 Dorthy and Charles were married in Houston and moved to New Caney Texas.

At that time, they blended their family, which consisted of Chuck, and Charles’ children. Together they had a daughter, Tyna. Dorthy is survived by her loving children; Son, Chuck Burrell and wife, Regina; Daughter, Tyna Hight Garrett and husband, Kyle Garrett; and Daughter, Cindy Hight Fisher; Grandchildren, William Fisher, Amy Burrell, Heather Burrell, Caleb Fisher, Caitlin Flores, Ashlei-Nichol and Callie Banks; Great-grandchildren, London Banks, Chesney Banks, Victoria Fisher, and Aedan Fisher. Dorthy was full of life and loved her family and friends. There was never a dull moment when you were with her. She was a friend, mom, Mew Maw, sister, Aunt Duck, Aunt, Cousin, best friend or just an amazing person. Dorthys’ smile was contagious, her laugh was quiet but beautiful. She loved to paint, loved her plants and enjoyed doing anything with her hands. Dorthy also loved doing yoga, reading, being a caretaker and being a great mom, and traveling. She will be greatly missed.

BOBBY LOUIS WEISE

Graveside Services for Bobby L. Weise, 80, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Garden Park Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Mr. Weise was born on November 17, 1937 in Brady, Texas and passed away peacefully on March 15, 2018 at his home in Conroe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Weise in 2015. Bobby is survived by his loving family: two children, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

JAMES ALBERT STODDARD

A Celebration of Life Service for James Albert Stoddard, 70, of San Antonio, Texas will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor John Green officiating.

James was born on November 29, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas to Elmer Martin Stoddard Sr. and Cecilia Bertha Stoddard and joined his parents and late wife of 22 years, Sharon K. Stoddard, in heaven on February 24, 2018.

James was a very kind hearted man who will be missed by many. He enjoyed the country life. James loved all animals with his favorite being horses. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1968.

James is survived by his son, Duane Stoddard; daughter, Christi Staten and husband, David Staten; 5 Grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Elmer M. Stoddard Jr. and Dorothy Slaven. He is also survived by Sharon’s 2 daughters, Cassandra Mallon and Kimbreley Mora as well as, many nieces and nephews.

WENDEL EARL CALVERT

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Charlie Flanagan officiating. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Wendel Earl Calvert was born on December 31, 1969 and passed away peacefully with family at his side on February 20, 2018 in Tomball, Texas. Wendel attended Magnolia High School and worked at Specs Liquor in Customer Service. He loved anything to do with the Arts. Wendel was a fabulous Bass player and had a beautiful voice. He loved singing! Wendel also enjoyed performing on stage whether it be playing with his band or performing in play’s like “Driving Mrs. Daisy.” He loved doing voice overs. He was a professional and usually got the job in one take. Wendel also loved nature with Galveston being one of his favorite places.

He always had a camera with him to capture those special moments. Wendel never met a stranger and was loved by everyone. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Wendel was preceded in death by his brother, Victor Calvert and brother-in-law, Jimmy Oatis, his nieces, Natasha Calvert and Paisley Ray Oatis, and his grandmother, Stella Stewart. Wendel is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 30 years, Tammy Marie Calvert; daughter, Emily Welsch; mother, Sarah Lee Calvert; brother, Steve Calvert and wife, Virginia; sisters, Tracy, Hettye and Samantha Calvert; mother-in-law, Sharon Livingston and father-in-law, Tim Geohagen; sister-in-law, Stacey Holtzclaw; brother-in-law, Tommy Livingston and wife, Rachael; and his best friend/brother, Robert Skaines. Wendel is also survived by many nieces, nephews, as well as, many dear extended relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the American Cancer Society. 

IONE WATSON

Funeral Services for Ione Watson of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Dr. John Callison officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Ms. Watson was born on February 25, 1937 in Houston, Texas to Archie L. and Nina L. (Pretty) Watson. She passed away peacefully on February 10, 2018 in The Woodlands, Texas at the age of 80. Ione is survived by her loving family: Former husband/Lifelong partner/Constant Companion, Don Carey; Children, Sanford Carey and wife, Sherri, Donna King-Hammer and husband, Terry and Craig Carey; grandson, Jason Carey. Ione was raised in South Houston, graduating from Pearland High School where she was their majorette and played the drums.

She was very creative with her hands, over the years, she enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, crocheting and woodworking. One of her favorite past times was spending time outdoors; either in the garden or just taking in the beauty of nature around us. Ione was a devoted mother and wife who is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

WANDA ROSE BELUE

Funeral services for Wanda Rose Belue, 76, of Conroe, TX will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Jay McIntosh officiating. Interment to follow at Dry Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5 PM - 8 PM.

Ms. Belue was born on October 5, 1941 in Conroe, TX to Hardy and Rosey Mae Perry and passed away on Feb. 12, 2018 in Conroe, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Ray Belue, Sr., son, Gerald Ray Belue, Jr., and grandson, Bubba Hicks.

She is survived by her loving family; sons, Tommy Belue and wife Tammy, and Dennis Lee Belue; brother and sister-in-law, Josh Perry and wife, Linda; sister and brother-in-law, Tense Miller and Albert; grandchildren, Avery and Natasha Belue, Cory and Nichole Belue, Brandon Dees, Danielle Belue, Charlene Taylor and Amber Belue, Travis Davidson and Kristan Dickens; great grandchildren, Leanna Averitt, LJ Averitt, James Ray McCormick,Emily Belue, Hudson Belue, Caden Belue, Lessie Grace Belue and Lyla Rose Belue; and many other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers: Dan Hacker, Eric Perry, Raymond Burch, James Burch, Cory Belue, Avery Belue, Garrick Perry and Steven Perry.

RICHARD THOMAS HELLNER

Funeral Services for Richard Thomas Hellner of The Woodlands, Texas will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Military honors will be presented by the Conroe VFW 4709 for Richard’s faithful service in the Army. Mr. Hellner was born on September 8, 1944 in New York and passed away on February 9, 2018 in The Woodlands at the age of 73. Richard is dearly loved and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Norma (Schoyer) Hellner; brother, Thomas Hellner; sister, Lynn Cahill and his son, Rich Hellner.

He is survived by his loving family; wife of 38 years, Adrien Hellner; beloved children, daughter, Leigh Hellner and husband, Paul; and son, Alex Marshall Hellner; sisters, Leslie Ray and Patty Little; grandchildren, Ethan and Anna Cord; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.

DORMAN WAYNE LOCKEY, II

Memorial Service for Dorman Wayne Lockey, II will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Wayne was born on June 6, 1974 in Conroe, Texas to Dorman Wayne Lockey and Mona F. (Lavergne) Lockey. He passed away on February 9, 2018 in Willis, Texas. Wayne is dearly loved and his sweet smile and sense of humor will be missed by family and friends.

preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alvie and Thelma Wilson; maternal grandparents, Preston and Vernice Lavergne; father, Dorman Wayne Lockey; and his daughter, Morgan Lockey. Wayne is survived by his loving family: mother, Mona Lockey; daughter, Megan Lockey; son, Dorman “Trey” Wayne Lockey, III; sisters, Charlotte Naquin and husband, A.J., and Sonya Obregon; girlfriend, Lynn Stowe; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.

DOUGLAS GLEN CLUTE

Funeral services for Douglas Glen Clute of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow in Pierce Cemetery in Carthage, Texas. The viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors. Doug will receive full military honors from the Conroe 4709 VFW for his dutiful service in the Army during the Vietnam era. He was born in 1942 in Kilgore, Texas and was the middle son to Wayne and Thelma Clute. Doug passed away peacefully on February 2, 2018 with his family by his side after a long struggle with heart and lung disease. Doug graduated from Reagan High School in Houston and attended college in Kilgore and North Harris County. He had many talents and worked for several companies throughout his life which included: Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore, Sunbeam Appliances in Houston, the State Highway Department in Texas, Howard Johnson’s restaurant, Houston Belt and Terminal RR, TDCJ, Carey Limousine Service and Conroe Funeral Directors. Doug was full of wit and had a great sense of humor. He really enjoyed telling corny jokes and making people laugh. Doug was a rock-steady man who was thoughtful, generous and extremely loyal to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Doug and his wife, Shirley were longtime members of the First Baptist Church of Conroe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Thelma Clute and his brother, Charles Wayne Clute, Jr. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 49 years, Shirley Clute of Conroe; son, Daniel Clute and wife, Dawn of Maryland; daughter, Rachel Clute of The Woodlands; grandchildren, Madison Carlow and Max Carlow of The Woodlands and James Clute of Maryland; brother, Larry Clute and his wife, Mickey of Nacogdoches; numerous other dear relatives and caring friends. The family wishes to express appreciation to all the friends, neighbors and caregivers who have given care and support to Doug.

ROGER DALE THURMAN

oger Dale Thurman born January 11, 1946 in Shreveport, LA, passed away January 27, 2018 at his home in Porter, TX. Roger is preceded in death by his wife, Vivian S. Thurman; mother, Franker Moeller and brother, Joe Thurman. He is survived by his brother, Richard Mayberry of Pottsboro, TX; son, Edward Thurman and daughter, Susan Mathews husband, Richard. Grandchildren, Joshua Mathews and wife Caitlin, Nicholas Thurman, Christopher Mathews and wife, Kelley, Ciara Abbe and husband, Chris and Hunter Mathews.

Great Grandchildren, Wyatt, Teagan, Jaxson, McKynzie, Cooper and Barhett Mathews and Landen and Liam Abbe. Roger will be laid to rest on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77038 at 10:00 AM with Michael Ezell, Sr. officiating. Roger will receive full military honors from the Conroe 4709 VFW Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society in their dad’s name. This can be done by calling 800-227-2345 or online at www.cancer.org.

RICHARD KINNEY

Memorial Service for Richard Kinney of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Tim Byrd officiating. Richard was born on July 24, 1941 in Charleston, West Virginia to James and Grace Kinney. He passed away at the age of 76 on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at his home. Richard retired from the Navy in 1980, after 20 years of faithful service. He was a loving husband to Marilyn for 50 years and a caring, thoughtful father to his two daughters and their families.

He will be greatly missed. Richard is survived by: his wife, Marilyn Kinney of Conroe, Texas; daughters, Candy Hilton of Conroe, Texas and Sandy Allen and husband, David of Jacksonville, Florida.; grandchildren, Renee Shannon, Jennifer Hilton, Sherry Shannon and Benjamin Hilton; great grandchildren, Anna Marie, Kaleb, Merry and Jewels; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. A special thanks to his niece, Susan Kinney for all her love and support. 

CHARLES GORSUCH MYERS

Memorial Service for Charles G. Myers of Houston, Texas will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at a loved ones residence in Houston, Texas. A Rosary will be held the night before at the same location starting at 7:00 P.M. Please contact a family member for location. Charles, Charlie or Poppie as he was affectionately known to his grandchildren passed away peacefully on January 25, 2018 at his home in Houston with loving family by his side. He was 86 years old. Charlie was born on June 13, 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland to William J. and Ethel G. Myers. He was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and step-son, David Cromwell. Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Laura Sue Cromwell; his two sons, Skip Myers and Walter Myers and their families and Sue’s children, Thomas Cromwell and wife Joy; Colonel Mike Cromwell, USMC and wife Cindy; Michelle Dolan and husband Ian; and Tami Marie Cromwell Tigner and their families. His brilliant humor and kind smile will be forever remembered. Fly with the angels Poppie.

WILLIAM J. "BILL" SARUSSI

William Joseph Sarussi of The Woodlands, Texas passed away on January 23, 2018 at his home at the age of 83. William was born on February 25, 1934 in Berwyn, Illinois to George Washington and Helen Mary (Gorski) Sarussi. He is survived by his loving wife, Joanne Sarussi; daughters and sons-in-law, Julianne and Eugene Janulis , Diane and Robert Sullivan, Carolyn and Robert DeBerard; sister, Georgia and Joseph Otto;

grandchildren, Stephanie Janulis, Allison Janulis, Annemarie Sullivan, Andrew Sullivan, Scotty DeBerard, Jackson DeBerard and Charli Rose DeBerard. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 P.M.at the funeral home.  

VLADIMIR IONOVICH PERRY 

Funeral Services for Vladimir Ionovich Perry will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Conroe Funeral Directors from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Vladimir was born on May 18, 1946 in Omsk, Russia to Ion and Alexandra Perevozchikov. He passed away on January 9, 2018 in The Woodlands, Texas at the age of 71. Vladimir was a nuclear physicist professor for over 30 years in Russia and Texas. He will be greatly missed by all his loving family and friends. Vladimir is survived by his beloved wife, Olga Perry; sons and daughters-in-law, Artem Perevozchikov and Irina Sorokina and Andrew Perry and Svetlana Perevozchikova; grandchildren, Kirill Sorokin, Ian Perry and Melody Perry; sister and brother-in-law, Jana and husband, Peter. 

SHELLY LEE BRYAN-Beloved Friend of The Powell Family

Memorial Services for Shelly Lee Bryan of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Our mother, Nana, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece and friend passed away with peace and grace on December 24, 2017 at the age of 57. Her loving family was at her side.

Shelly was a hard-working, intelligent, caring and a very thoughtful person. She was very close to her family and friends and had a lot of people who cared about her. She was selfless and always put others ahead of her. Shelly never wanted people to go out of their way for her, yet she did it all the time for others.

One of Shelly’s best traits was that she always lived her life to the fullest and loved to laugh and smile. She understood the more important things in life; like the value of friendship and how to be happy.

Shelly has left reminders of herself everywhere; her love of Starbucks, sweet hand-drawn pictures in random places, the beach, her love of horses, dogs and fishing. Shelly was proud that Abigail was a “crow” just like her, the love of shiny objects, especially jewelry and purses. The most important thing to Shelly was her faith and her daughter Roxie. We all know Shelly was a strong woman. Even through her toughest times and darkest hours, she was determined to hang on to see the birth of each of her grandbabies.

Shelly worked for many years at Conroe Funeral Directors where she was an invaluable employee to Jesse and Sandra Powell

Her love for all of us and all of you, is what is going to pull us all through this. All of the many people, whose lives have been touched by her, should take comfort in knowing that right now, she is in the gates of heaven. Shelly was deeply loved by many and will be greatly missed with all of our hearts.


She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Blaydes. Shelly leaves behind to cherish her memories: her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Roxie and Jacob Ross; grandchildren, Abigail and Benjamin Ross; mother, Claudia Blaydes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Rick Hayes and Joan and Mark Allen; brother and sister-in-law, Pete and Gail Blaydes; nieces, Amanda Reed and husband, Ivan, Lauren Schulze and husband, Russell, and Jessica Allen; nephews, Chris Hayes and wife, Heather, Phalen Blaydes, Justin Blaydes; great nieces and nephews, Harper and Rogan Reed, Maysen and Paisley Hayes and Maverick Schulze; best friends Stephanie Powell, and Tina Qvist Nesgaard and other dear relatives and friends also survive.  

DEBORAH LEE KARSNAK

A mom of moms. Deeply loved and cared for. Deborah Lee Karsnak was born to Dean Cannon and Jayne (Parker) Cannon on May 18, 1954 in Pasco, WA.and passed away peacefully on January 17, 2018 in Willis, TX at the age 63. One of four siblings of which two surviving, sister Sandra Kay Wilson of Montgomery, TX and brother Robert Dean Cannon of Montgomery, TX. As a member of her family Debbie was the big sister by one year over Sandra.

She had a journey of a life being able to see and experience a lot of different places and things. Her life took her from Pasco tri-cities area to California to Rockford, Illinois where she spent her high school years graduating from Rockford High School. Upon graduation her dad had been living in Skagway, Alaska as the head engineer of the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad where she would go during the summers to visit, work, and enjoy. Debbie traveled around eventually settling down at IU Indiana University for a semester and then transferring to Ball State for one more semester in Muncie, Indiana where she met her future husband and as she would say, “my soul mate John.” They moved to Texas and started a family. They got married in a church on the beach in South Padre Island, TX a favorite place.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lorrie Cannon and her father, Dean Cannon.

Debbie is survived by soul mate and husband of 37 years, John; son Austin J. Robert Karsnak of Willis, TX, son Jordan William Karsnak and Taylor Tyson of Conroe, TX, grandchildren Kaden, Rowan, and Ryker of Conroe, TX, mother Jayne Brower of Montgomery, TX; mother-in-law Ellen Karsnak of Willis, sister-in-law, Robin Reed and husband, Jim; TX, beloved dog Bruno. Debbie is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other dear family and friends.

She enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, and mostly spending time with family. She especially enjoyed the beach and the waves crashing. As a routine trip for the family to nearby Galveston she would stroll up and down the beach as her husband and sons played their mini golf matchup before joining her on the beach to see what could be found. Recently she was able to watch a lot of movies, lead her family, and give her input in their decorations. She loved to decorate the house for the holidays and all days, look at pictures, yard work, and spending time with her two sons Austin (A.J.) and Jordan; her two prides of her life, behind her love for God and her husband John. Jordan was blessed to give her a grandson Kaden she was able to bond with for 8 years, so he can share his memories with his younger brothers Rowan and Ryker of which he can share how their Grammie would give them all she could to make their memories. During the last few years she was extremely grateful to have Austin be her primary care giver and she was able to especially enjoy her time with Austin and Kaden.

In all her illnesses she never once waivered in her belief in Jesus Christ as her Savior. This was her most important contribution to life to make sure her family has the same inspiration to believe in Jesus Christ, the way she led herself, John, Austin (A.J.), and Jordan to Jesus Christ. We love you and will see you again.

Viewing will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Conroe Funeral Directors from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. to share memories and comfort loved ones.

  2017 DEATH ARCHIVE

Michael Norman Kimmey 1941-2017

Daphne Susan Brasher 1951-2017

Dale Marie Duffey Buckalew Crane 1937-2017

Margo Elaine Maloney 1941-2017

Ruth Mize Snider 1951-2017

Martha Jane Hales Henderson 1948-2017

Joyce Ann Friend Anglin 1952-2017

Betty Colleen Kelley Hinsley 1938-2017

Claude Thompson Williamson 1925-2017

Charles Warren Swinea 1936-2017

J.C. Fielder 1945-2017

Gregg Allen Jones 1956-2017

Charles Eugene Sargent 1926-2017

Evangeline Rose Johnson 1963-2017

Claudia Mae King Elders 1953-2017

Kameron Douglas Hutchins 1961-2017

Marcilene Irene Adair 1960-2017

Ruth Marene Holliday 1926-2017

Gerald Robert Hall 1943-2017

Patrick Bennett Crane 1939-2017

John Erkel Mobley, Sr. 1925-2017

Virgil Richard Mayes 1945-2017

Virginia D. Conatser 1939-2017

Bertha Mae Burson 1938-2017

Vannassa W. Acreman 1960-2017

Cathy C. Weaver 1966-2017

Jane L. Myrick 1931-2017

Teresa Ann Horton 1950-2017

Clara Hattie Cash 1929-2017

Charles Arthur Kent 1935-2017

Mary Garza 1934-2017

Matthew Lynn Burks 1988-2017

Aline Wagner 1921-2017

Hector Gaona 1966-2017

James Warren Cook 1939-2017

Eva Lena Atkinson 1924-2017

Monty Ray Koerner 1940-2017

William McCargo Barnes 1929-2017

Marilyn White Phillips 1926-2017

James Robert Lowe, Jr. 1938-2017

Barbara "Bobbye" June Aldridge 1934-2017

Michael Lloyd Teasdale 1961-2017

Ernie L. Renfro 1953-2017

Kenneth J. Scully 1938-2017

Ruth Marlene Byrd 1936-2017

Tanya Lynn McKelvey 1960-2017

Gerald Glenn Manchester 1936-2017

Rose Barbara (Warrington) Lakics 1932-2017

Kenneth Bruce King 1957-2017

Kathlyn Hemmer 1914-2017

Carmen Zamora-Gonzalez 1928-2017

Robert L. Karsnak 1925-2017

Ronald "Ronnie" Wyatt Liles 1930-2016  

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MICHAEL NORMAN KIMMEY

A Celebration of Life Service for Michael N. Kimmey, 76, of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Willis with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow at Pace Stancil-Memorial Rest Gardens cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM at the church. Michael was born on March 29, 1941 in Knox, Indiana to Edward and Olive Kimmey and joined with those in paradise on December 28, 2017.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Brenda Kimmey; daughters, Lisa Prado and husband, Maurice and Renee Martinez; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; mother, Olive Wiggins, siblings, Ed Kimmey and wife, Toni, Tom Kimmey and wife, Helen, Diane Roberts and husband, Larry Wayne. He is also survived by Brenda’s children, Kerry Richard and wife, Cathy and Kim Nava; 3 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter; and sister-in-law, Judy Lucadou and husband, Glenn. Pallbearers: Steve Hammer, Kerry Richards, Kellen Kapsar, Glenn Lucadou, Andrew Prado and Justin Nava.

DAPHNE SUSAN BRASHER

A Memorial service for Daphne Susan Brasher, 66, of Spring, Texas will be held on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Conroe Funeral Directors.

Susan was born on October 11, 1951 in Houston, Texas to Clinnen and Gloria Horn and passed away on December 25, 2017 at the age of 66.

Susan was raised in Magnolia and was a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas. She enjoyed shopping and listening to good music. The love for her family was first and foremost in her life. Susan will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jill Hixon. Susan is survived by her children, Michael Young and wife Michelle of Benton, Arkansas, Russell Brasher and wife Misty of Van, Texas, and Stephanie Brasher of Magnolia, Texas; sister, Gail Jones and husband Don of Benita Springs, Florida; grandchildren, Lauren Garcia and husband, Adan of Benton, Arkansas, Jordan Mack of Woodlands, Cooper Young and Brandon Young of Benton, Arkansas, Jay Lynn, Alyssa, Bentley, Claire, Gracie, Tristen and T.J.; great grandson, Alex Garcia; and many other relatives and friends.

DALE MARIE DUFFEY

BUCKALEW CRANE

Dale Marie Buckalew Duffey Crane of Conroe died November 28, 2017. Mrs. Crane was born on January 12, 1937, in Flora, LA to Randall E. Duffey and Doy Faust Duffey. She moved with her family to Magnolia, Texas in 1945, where she graduated from Magnolia High School. After graduating from Southwestern Business School in Houston, she married and started her family who she loved dearly. She lived in Waco, Beaumont and Humble before moving to Conroe in 1965. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Randall Lynn Duffey and Ray Edwin Duffey; her parents, Honeyboy and Nanny and her husband, Patrick Bennett Crane, Sr. Dale is survived by her loving family:

sister, Delia Rose Duffey of Bryan; daughter, Debra Kay Buckalew Campbell and husband, Larry of The Woodlands; son, Donnie Buckalew and wife, Leesa; son, Denny E. Buckalew and wife, Melanie; daughter, Deann Marie Buckalew Alger and husband, Greg-all of Conroe. Grandchildren, Kristen Kay Nichols of Louisville, KY; Dayna Shea Buckalew Wieghat and husband, Justin of Conroe; Blake Edwin Buckalew of Conroe; Brandon Lee Buckalew of Conroe; Blair Duffey Alger and Brooke Thomas Alger, both of Houston; Blaine Beck Alger of Conroe; and great granddaughter, Teagan Rylee Wieghat. Dale is also survived by her step-children, Callie Crane Mason of Conroe; Sean Crane and wife, Heather of Napa Valley, CA and Patrick B. Crane, Jr. and wife, Darlene of Kingwood and their children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Crane was a loving and giving person who had a zest for life and a wonderful sense of humor. The love she had for her family was foremost. Her main joy in life was spending precious time with her family and friends. She rarely missed her children’s activities and attended all her grandchildren’s graduations. Dale was known for her cooking and will be fondly remembered for her nanny-cakes and chocolate rolls. She loved to watch the Astro’s play ball and finally, after many, many years she got to see her team become World Series Champions! Throughout her life, she traveled the world and was grateful she got to see “God’s Beautiful World.” Through her travels, she toured five of the seven continents and all fifty states with Alaska being one of her favorites.

Mrs. Crane was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Conroe and was active in many civic affairs in her early adult life being involved in the Montgomery County Fair Assn., Conroe Lioness Club, Conroe Service League, Beta Sigma Phi, Montgomery County Youth Services and the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County to name a few. Dale was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who was dearly loved and will be dearly missed.


Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church in Conroe with the Rev. Green and the Rev. Young officiating. The visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M. under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the following: The Dale Buckalew Crane Fund at Montgomery County Community Foundation at www. mccfoundation.org, First Presbyterian Church of Conroe or to the charity of your choice.


The family wishes to thank the many friends who have been with us through this journey with a special thanks to caregivers, Ethel Davis, Bridgett Fleming and Charlene Lockett.  

MARGO ELAINE MALONEY

Margo Elaine Maloney was born to Arthur and Marie (Pence) Dobeck on July 10, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. She passed peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Conroe, Texas. Margo was a beautiful person inside and out. Her kind and loving ways will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. A Rosary will be cited on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with a visitation being held until 8:00 P.M.  

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