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CONROE FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Honoring Your Loved Ones With Compassion

WILLIAM DAVIS HOLLOWAY

William Davis Holloway, age 87, passed away in Conroe, TX on March 6, 2016. He was born on February 14, 1929 in Des Arc, Arkansas to Dewey Henry and Lula Ridout Holloway. William (“Bill”) joined the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Much of his career in the Air Force was spent in Great Britain, where he met his bride, Audrey May Steele Holloway. Bill and Audrey were married May 3, 1953. Together, they had two daughters and two sons. Following his time in the service Bill worked briefly for the Studebaker automobile manufacturer. He then began a 35 year career with Texas Eastern Pipeline Corporation in Shreveport, LA. Bill and Audrey were active members of the Benton United Methodist Church.

They reared their children in Benton, LA from 1960 until 1973. Bill spent many of those years as a Boy Scouts of America Scout Master. He loved teaching the skills he learned while growing up in the woods of rural Arkansas and made a significant impact on the character of many young men in the community. In 1972 Bill managed the Texas Eastern Corporation’s move from Shreveport, LA to Houston, TX and moved the family to Conroe, TX. Bill and Audrey were both talented artisans. Bill was a master woodworker and crafted many extraordinary clocks and furniture items. He was talented at drawing and successfully tried his hand at oil painting. Audrey made porcelain dolls and Bill lovingly provided furniture for her creations. Bill was a loving husband and father and always put God and family first in his life. He was a man of few words. His smile, kindness, selfless generosity, helping hands, huge heart and positive attitude are his everlasting gift to his entire family. He loved to give the advice “Take time to smell the flowers”. Bill is preceded in death by his sister Alma Lou Holloway. He is survived by his beloved wife, Audrey, brother Kenneth Holloway (JoAnne), daughters Debra Holloway Samson, Gina Holloway Moore, sons, Michael Davis Holloway (Brenda), Stephen Dewey Holloway (Kelli), nieces and nephews, 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Conroe Funeral Directors,1504 N. Thompson Street, Conroe, Texas on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5-6PM for the family and 6-8PM for friends. Funeral services will be held in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Friday, March 11, 2016 at noon. Burial will follow at Cashner’s Garden Park Cemetery on Teas Nursery Road in Conroe, TX.

CHRISTINA MARIE LEHMAN

In Loving Memory of Christina Marie Lehman who passed away on March 4, 2016 in Willis, Texas. Christina was a loving, kind mother, daughter, sister and friend who loved life and always had a beautiful smile on her face. She was born on November 11, 1968 in Slidell, Louisiana to Earl Arthur and Amelis Lucile (Lovin) McGregor. Christina leaves behind to cherish her memories: mother, Amelia Lovin; sons, John Mead Harkins and Bengiman Harkins; brothers, Clister Earl McGregor and wife, Samantha and Jeffrey Bressette and wife, Nancy; aunt, Anne Bressette; numerous dear nieces, nephews, cousins, other dear relatives and friends also survive. Her spirit is now free. Fly with the angels Christina. We love you.

LISA CARROLL HURST 

In Loving Memory of our sweet dear daughter and mother, Lisa Carroll Hurst who passed away peacefully on March 2, 2016 in Conroe, Texas. Lisa was born on May 26, 1961 in Houston, Texas to Charles B. and Beverly June Maddox. Her caring personality and sweet smile will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her only son, Eric Hurst. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory: her mother, Beverly, uncle, Scott Maddox and a host of other dear relatives and friends. A Private memorial will be held at a later date. 

GEORGIA EVELYN KUHN

Funeral Services for Georgia Evelyn Kuhn of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00 A.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 on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mrs. Kuhn was born on April 22, 1935 in Hamilton, Ohio to John Henry Meyers and Rosalyn (Flum) Meyers. She passed away peacefully on February 27, 2016 at the age of 80.

Mrs. Kuhn was a longtime resident of River Plantation where she spent many hours playing bridge and socializing at the country club. She was a kind, strong and giving woman who volunteered for over 20 years with Conroe Regional Medical Center and loved her family. She will be dearly missed. Mrs. Kuhn was preceded in death by her former husband, Howard Kuhn and her son, Howard Randall Kuhn. She is survived by her loving children, son, David Kuhn; daughter, Susan Kuhn and Liliana Lopez; granddaughter, Taylor Kuhn; many other dear cousins and friends also survive.

THERESA LONGTIN KRANZ

Memorial Mass for longtime resident of Panorama Village, Theresa Kranz (Honey), will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Philip Wilhite officiating. Honey passed away February 29, 2016 surrounded by the love of her children and grandchildren. Theresa was born in Kanakee, Illinois. She was the youngest of three children born to Leo and Beulah Longtin. She is preceded in death by her only brother, Francis Longtin, and sister, Violet Fitzgerald. She is also preceded in death by our father, Leo Kranz, whom she was married to for 43 years. Mother was ageless and a bundle of energy.

She loved being with people and was a bank branch manager for several years before retirement. She and Dad traveled extensively and then moved to Panorama, which they both enjoyed and had many good friends. Mom did volunteer work for Sadler Clinic for many years, and was an avid bridge player with her bridge partner, Doug Argue. They played not only in Panorama, but April Sound, and the Conroe Bridge Studio. Her alone work was art, sketching, and the computer. She had many memories of trips to Wisconsin, Dad's home state. If desired, the family suggests memorials to: LoveFostersHope.org.


""It's been a great life. I count my blessings."

MACK FOREHAND

Memorial Service for Mack Forehand of Houston, Texas will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. in the Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Mr. Forehand was born on December 26, 1941 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to John Wesley Forehand and Frances Lee (Foster) Forehand. Mack passed away peacefully at his home on February 18, 2016 in Houston, Texas. He was 74. After spending his childhood in Tulsa Oklahoma, Mack moved his family to Houston in the early 70's. He had a successful career in the elevator industry where he worked for all the large companies, including Otis, Westinghouse and Schindler. He loved his job and made many treasured lifetime friendships. Those who knew him will remember his funny stories and could always count on a joke or two. He loved making trips back home to Tulsa to visit family and childhood friends as well as family reunions in Arkansas. He was good with his hands and made beautiful leatherwork. After retiring, he and his wife, Martha spent time travelling and fishing, lots of fishing. He always had his fishing pole with him ready to drop a line. Mack was a loving, caring husband, father and grandfather who was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

Mack is survived by his loving family: wife, Rachel Forehand; daughter and son-in-law, DeAnna and Keith Snyder; daughters, Jessica Briones and Stephanie Briones; stepchildren; Ruby and husband Tad Deaton, Helen Culpepper, James and wife Stephanie Culpepper, Rachel and husband, Lance Byrnes; grandchildren, Niki Days, Erica Whitmire, Ashley Lang, Morgen and Dakota Macklin, Amber Bauman, Jacob and Brittani Bigley, Nicholas, John, and Christian Culpepper and Hunter Byrnes; great-grandchildren, Regan Foy, Ashton Days, Brie Ella and Anna Belle Whitmire, Cheyenne and Brooklyn Lang, Gracie Macklin, Mariah Sandoval and Addison and Olivia Bauman.

CHARLES HOLLAND HEATH

Sweet Charles Holland Heath born on February 9, 2016 passed peacefully in the arms of his parents on February 10, 2016. He is survived by his loving family: Parents, Heather and Kenneth Heath; sister, Raylynn Heath; brother, Kenneth Heath; Maternal grandmother, Erica Hodum; maternal grandfather, Paul Clark and wife, Nancy; Paternal grandfather, Richard Heath; paternal grandmother, Charlotte Roark; Paternal Great Grandparents, Richard and Patty Heath and Charles and Margaret Whitten. He is also survived by several aunts, great aunts, uncle, great uncles and cousins. His memory will live on in the hearts of his loving family. Memorial Service to follow at a later date.

LYNDA JEAN KELLEY

Memorial Service for Lynda Jean Kelley of Spring, Texas will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors. Lynda was born on June 22, 1947 in St. Claire Shores, Michigan to Ken and Jean (Sacra) Vallee. She passed away peacefully on February 13, 2016 in Shenandoah, Texas at age of 68, in a room filled with her loving family and friends. She showed us she wouldn't leave this world until we did as she had instructed and that was playing Santana's Europa to take her home. She will always be remembered as the life of the party, laughing and being the one to always have a house full of family and friends. No one will forget the many games of scrabble, dominoes, or just hanging out at "Lynna and Larry's."

Spending many sunny days at the lake giving the fish a run for their money. She was a tough single mother for most of her life always making sure Michael was taken care of, loved and adored beyond measure. Larry and Lynda were a love that could not be kept apart. They would spend many days riding the Harley and loving the open road. They had a great life of adventure that most people can only imagine. And were lucky enough to share it with each other. Lynda you will be missed more than anyone can ever express, because without your loving guidance, the world will not be the same. You are loved more than words can describe and we all will have an emptiness without you. Until we can be next to you again in heaven

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields, and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand


Life is for the living. It goes on, even after you are no longer part of it.

CHARLES EDWARD WHITTINGHILL

Funeral Services for Charles Edward Whittinghill, 68, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Sulynn Hewlett officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. A private burial will be held. Mr. Whittinghill was born on February 2, 1948 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky to Marge and Francis (Frank) Teel. He passed away peacefully on February 6, 2016 at his home in Conroe. Charles was retired from John Deere and Co. in Moline, Illinois after 30 years of service. He pastored in Rock Island, Illinois, served in the prison ministry and was active in the Open for Bread Pantry at Grace Bible Fellowship in Moline, Illinois. Charles was also an active member of Living Joy Ministries in Spring, TX where he met lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandmother, Pearl Knight. Charles is survived by his wife, Darla Whittinghill of Conroe; daughter, Samantha Mazzulla and husband, Mike of Jacksonville, FL.; sons, Charles, Jr. and Rocky Whittinghill of Davenport, Iowa; grandson, David Davis Whittinghill of Davenport, Iowa; brother, Dale Teel and wife, Terri of Milan, Illinois; niece, Macaela Booth and husband, Drew; stepchildren, Dalana Schneider and husband, Erich of Spring, TX, Dodie Winn and husband, Jack of Marquez, TX; grandchildren, Zachary Schneider, Christopher Miller, Jason Jones and Jennifer McCarter and husband, Mac; four dear great grandchildren.

ALEXANDER "AL" MATA

Memorial Service for Alexander “Al” Mata will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Mr. Mata was born in Keller, Texas on March 13, 1938 to Felix and Maclovia Mata. He passed away peacefully on January 29, 2016 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 77.

Al was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Maclovia; brothers, Ascencion Mata, Paul Mata and John Mata; sister, Herminia Delgado, Locadia Arriaga, Lena Castillo; and his wife, Vivian Mata. Al is survived by his loving family:

sons, Alexander Mata, Jr., Richard Mata and Daniel Mata; daughters, Annie Mann, Arlene Figueroa (Mike, Sr.) and Teresa Newsom; brother, Joe Mata; his dear 11 grandchildren and life companion, Mary; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive.

Al graduated from Trimble Technical High School in 1956 and the next year he married Lupe Mata (1957). He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, where he began his education in Avionics. As an accomplished Avionics technician, Al worked for different airlines and airports throughout the United States. He retired after many years of service with Raytheon Aircraft Services. Al was an active member of the Elks Lodge in Montgomery County from 1998-2010 holding the position of Trustee, Past Exalted Ruler and D.D. G.E.R. He enjoyed the great outdoors, working on his land, fishing, and traveling. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed.

RITA MAY WOOTERS

In Loving Memory of Rita Wooters who passed away on January 25, 2016. Fly with the angels now. Private Burial in New Jersey. 

BETTY KLINE

In Loving Memory of our dear Betty who passed away on January 18, 2016. We will always remember your smiling face. Peace to you.

ERIC LERMA

Eric was born on February 24, 1984 in Houston, Texas. He passed away on December 21, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas. Eric was a loving, doting parent of two precious little girls, Scarlett Rose Lerma and Annabelle Leigh Lerma with whom he loved with all his heart. He is also survived by his wife, Steffani Konzem. Eric was a stay-at-home dad during the week and worked for Mancuso Harley-Davidson on Saturday’s.

He enjoyed working on motorcycles, but especially loved riding them out on the open road. Eric was a free spirited man who enjoyed fishing as well as the great outdoors. He was a beautiful person whose life was cut too short, and will missed dearly.

ROBERT KENNETH ROBERTSON

In Loving Memory of our dear brother Rabbit who passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2015 at his home in Houston, Texas. We love you and will always remember your smiling face. Peace to you. 

ALVA EUGENE "BO" COWARD III

Alva Eugene Coward III, better known as “Bo” was born on January 15, 1956 in Baytown, Texas. He lost his battle to cancer and gained his angel wings on January 15, 2016 in Conroe, Texas, on his 60birthday. Bo served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1978-1984 and worked as an electrician at Bakers' Signs for over the past 25 years. He is preceded in death by his mother, Edith Lorraine Walker Coward; father, Alva Eugene “Buddy” Coward Jr.; and sister, Susan Hall. He is survived by his sister Judy Kempf and husband David, sister Evelyn Coward and husband, Ben Cockrell, brother Ben Coward and wife Thresa; nieces Penny Kolacny and husband David, Kelly Hall, Lori Taylor, Lindsay Coward; nephews Benny Coward and wife Pam, Matt Hall and wife Monica, Josh Coward and wife Jodie, Daren Dornak; great-nieces Lindsay Kolacny, Leslie Coward, Kendall Dornak and Daiva Asher; great-nephews David Ray Kolacny Jr., Thomas Coward, Alex Taylor and DJ Dornak; great-great nieces Ma'Kenzie Coward and Daveah Asher as well as many other “extended” family members including numerous cousins, close friends and his Bakers' Sign family. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The Visitation will be held in The Chapel one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, beginning at 5:30 P.M. Interment with military honors will be held the next day, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in Bluff Creek Cemetery in Livingston, Texas.

EVERETT RAY SMITH

In Loving Memory of Everett Ray Smith of Conroe, Texas who passed away on January 14, 2016 at his residence in Conroe. Mr.Smith was born on September 9, 1937 in Union City, Iowa. He will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton, Iowa along side his parents. He proudly served his country in the Air Force.

ALPHA PAULINE "POLLY' VANCKHOVEN

t is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their beloved mother, sister, and grandmother, Alpha Pauline “Polly” Vanckhoven. Polly was born on June 2, 1932 in Slage, Louisiana and passed away peacefully on January 9, 2016 in Conroe, Texas. Her funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. A private burial will follow in Willis Cemetery next to her beloved husband, James D. Vanckhoven. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents: Paul Williams and Alpha Mae Wales Williams; husband: James D. Vanckhoven; Brothers and Sisters: Lillian Williams, Irene Williams, Ethel Galloway, Otha Williams, Hubert Williams, William Williams, Mary Gregg, Gertrude Moore, and Annette Turner; Grandsons: Cody and Timothy Vanckhoven.

Polly is survived by her loving family: sons: Danny Vanckhoven, Tommy and wife Jenny Vanckhoven; Brother: Tommy Lee Williams; Grandchildren: Stormy Darsey and husband, Mark, Samantha Bolton and husband Garry, Heather and husband Cory Stepanski, Skylar Vanckhoven, Holly Vanckhoven, Dani Lyn Vanckhoven, and Emily Vanckhoven; Great Grandchildren: Kaleb and Brentley Darsey, Heidi Vanckhoven, Hayven and Ashlynn Bolton; numerous other relatives and friends also survive.  

ELIZABETH RUTH HUNTER

Elizabeth (Betty) "Petie" Ruth Hunter of Conroe, Texas went to be with the Lord on December 31, 2015. She was born December 15, 1930 in Burkburnett, Texas to Lawson C. and Ruby Shaw-Elliott. Petie graduated from Conroe High School and attended Sam Houston State Teachers College. She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager; but is remembered most as a beloved aunt to her three nieces and their families. She was a wonderful cook, and always shared her love for family through her cooking. She was a natural nurturer to her very last breath.

She is preceded in death by her beloved parents, her brother, R.J. "Red" Elliott and wife, Barbara, and her sister-in-law, Betty A. Elliott.

Petie is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Elbert "Bert" Hunter, his daughter Marti Mostellar and her husband Curt of New Bern NC, Bert's grandchildren Curtis Mostellar and his wife Ellen of Charleston, SC, and Jennie Mostellar of Charlotte, NC .

Petie was a wonderful aunt and friend to her nieces Carol (Larry) Booth, Cindy Keelan, Cheryl (Sonny) Bryan; great nieces and nephews:

Cal (Carrin), Aaron (Leslie) Booth, Brittany Lancaster, Kyle and Kolby Keelan, Gabe (Cammie) and Betsy Bryan; and great-greats Carter, Catherine, Cora, Grace, Torsten, Griffin, and Tatum Booth, Isaiah Strack, Makayla Lancaster, Grady, and Graham Bryan.

Petie's family expresses their gratitude to friend and neighbor Tim Helms. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

ARCHIVED OBITUARIES 2015

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Elizabeth Ruth Elliott Hunter 1930-2015

Charles A. Williams 1933-2015

Catherine Renee Rainer 1962-2015

Patricia Ann Pryor 1954-2015

Barbara Jean Grinnell Forbes 1947-2015

Ophelia Parker Buckalew 1918-2015

Frieda Ruth Stanfield 1937-2015

Evelyn Pauline Huggins 1936-2015

Lindie Elizabeth DeBlase 1989-2015

Ed T. Cothran 1938-2015

Eleanor H. Vallhonrat 1941-2015

Anna Marie Nunez Sanders 1938-2015

Rosemary DuPree 1937-2015

Emma Cardenas Capestany 1925-2015

Melinda Marie Crosby 1975-2015

Maria Magdalena Iracheta 1977-2015

Annie Marie Boisvert 1925-2015

Patrick Lynn Crouch 1949- 2015

Lillia Ann McDermett Hughes 1955-2015

Kathy Byrd 1958-2015

Leonora Margaret Lovery 1933-2015

Mattie Moore Ehler 1933-2015

Lillian Jeanette McGehee Ormand 1934-2015

Kasey Brooke Wilson 1982-2015

Margie L. West 1953-2015

Joel Charles Webber 1950-2015

Shirley V. Freeman 1936-2015

John "Jack" Russell Lapham Jr. 1967-2015

Allen "Bo" Louis Roch 1928-2015

Floyd T. Morgan 1941-2015

Bernice Perry Hutchison 1931-2015

Elizabeth Irene Wyatt 1947- 2015

James O. Spencer, Jr. 1932-2015

Dan C. Nichols 1930-2015

Janet Wyatt 1945-2015

Redah G. Slayton 1937- 2015

Evelyn Ruth Castleschouldt 1937- 2015

June I. Davison 1925-2015

Dorothy Louise Teasdale 1936-2015

Donald Earl Holliday 1950-2015

Lori Ann Gonzalez 1971- 2015

Juan Vallhonrat 1937-2015

Randall Wayne Parker 1954-2015

Kerry Anthony "Savage" Schuck 1991- 2015

Samuel F. "Bubba" Williams, Jr 1960-2015

Joel Cary Aponte 1966-2015

Pattie Jean Stewart 1931-2015

Early Hudson 1929-2015

Blanche Ward 1920-2015

Clifford Emil Powell 1936-2015

Calvin O. Ballou 1948-2015

Carmen Tulia MacDonald 1925-2015

Jimmy Eugene Castleschouldt 1963-2015

Carmen Tulia MacDonald 1925-2015

Edwin Clinton Elmore 1914-2015

Wanda Glyn Johnson Wathen 1932-2015

Lee Allen Redding 1952-2015

JoAnn Faye Bairfield 1938-2015

Todd Michael Hveem 1962-2015

Arthur Richard King, Jr. 1962-2015

Steve Sim 1945-2015

Judge Lee G. Alworth 1937-2015

Stephen Edward Davis Van Buren 1944-2015

Carl Brewster Turpin 1959-2015

Albert Bill Williamson, Jr. 1960-2015

Gladys Lucille Henry Teague 1917-2015

Ronald Eugene Tune 1953-2015

Richard McClendon Pilkington 1961-2015

Larry Walter Deggs 1943-2015

Martha Louise Conroe Smith 1923-2015

Maria De Jesus Sanchez-Quijano 1969-2015

Thomas Jefferson Brannon 1933-2015

Mary Diane Robison 1944-2015

Joanna "Jody" Allen 1926-2015

Charlie Johnson 1959-2015

Pam A. Capps 1955-2015

Lois Magnolia Hatton 1923- 2015

Raymond Lawrence Gabrunas 1942-2015

Raymond LaBoyd White 1937-2015

Dr. Kay Roxanne Weise 1939-2015

Albert Zaruba 1929- 2015

James Henry Brown 1927-2015

Glenn Allan Zimmerman 1959 -2015

Earl Robert "Bob" Weaver, Jr. 1938-2015raph. Click once to begin entering your own content. You can change my font, size, line height, color and more by highlighting part of me and selecting the options from the toolbar.

CATHERINE RENEE (MAY) RAINER

A memorial service honoring Catherine Renee (May) Rainer will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 4 P.M. in the sanctuary at First Christian Church located at 3500 N Loop 336 West Conroe, Tx 77304. Pastor Wayne will be officiating.

Renee was born in 1962 in Houston, TX and was a long time resident of Montgomery County. She passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 4, 2015. She is survived by her mother, Kaye Howard Tyger; children, Kirby Rainer, Jacent (Sherry) Rainer and Katrina Rainer; grandson, Joshua Kern; siblings Charlie May, John May and Jennifer Runnels.

She graduated from Conroe High Class of 1981 and got her Associate's Degree from Montgomery County Community College.

Renee loved helping others, spending time with her family, cooking, and video games. She also had a particular fondness for fishing.

PATRICIA ANN PRYOR

Funeral Services for Patricia Ann Pryor of Conroe, Texas will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with he Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 14, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Patricia was born on November 6, 1954 in Gulfport, Mississippi to Johnny and Cleo (Morgan) Lindenmeyer. She passed away on December 9, 2015 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 61.

Pat was a devoted teacher and animal lover. She enjoyed working with young children for over a decade, most recently at the MET Early Head Start program in Conroe. She said that you could learn more from a room full of small children than you could being in a room full of scientists. Her love for these children grew more and more every day, and the parents could feel the passion that she had for her job. Pat enjoyed reading and could frequently be found diving into a good book. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Her love of the outdoors lead her on many adventures camping and hiking in her younger years. Pat was committed to caring for animals of all kinds; from the tiny garden lizards to the neighborhood raccoon, she saw them as deserving of love and compassion.

Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Cleo Morgan and her husband, Ace Pryor. She is survived by her loving family: daughter, Lisa Marie Tobias and husband, Garrick; grandchildren, Amber Miller, Jeff Hoffman, Julia Hoffman, Lia Tobias, William Tobias, and Trisdon Larson; great granddaughter, Jillian Grace; brother, Jim Thompson; nephews, Mark Thompson and Phillip Thompson.


If desired, memorials may be made to: Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas (ASVT) ASVT

P.O. Box 476

Montgomery, TX 77356

BARBARA JEAN GRINNELL FORBES

A Celebration of Life Service honoring Barbara Jean (Grinnell) Forbes, longtime resident of Montgomery County, was be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Johnny Johnson officiating.

Barbara was born on December 22, 1947 in Lawton, Oklahoma to John Harrison Grinnell and Ruby Faye (Hale) Grinnell. She passed away peacefully on November 25, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 67. Barbara was raised in Marshall, TX where she graduated from Marshall High School and was a drum major/twirler. After high school she attended Beauty School and soon after began her lifelong career in the beauty salon business.  

On August 21, 1982, Barbara married the love of her life James H. Forbes, Sr. The couple settled in Montgomery, Texas where Barbara owned and operated “Hair Designs and More” and later the “Perfect Image” hair salons. She owned and operated her successful hair salons for over 27 years. Barbara loved working in the salon and stayed busy cutting hair up until the time of her passing. Her feisty, yet good sense of humor carried her through her tough days. Barbara will be remembered as a strong, courageous and selfless woman who devoted her life to her family.

Throughout her life, Barbara also enjoyed her quiet time; reading her mystery novels, tending her beautiful flowers or playing games and visiting with her beloved grandchildren. She also loved going on cruises with her family and girlfriends where she could gamble and spend quality time with everyone. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Barbara was preceded in death by: Her loving parents; daughter, Sheila Renee; brothers, Douglas Grinnell, Ronnie Grinnell and Johnny Grinnell. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, James H. Forbes, Sr.; her one son, James H. Forbes, Jr.; step-daughters, Cindy Seale and Tanja Fowler; sister, Susan Grinnell; brother, John Wilfred Grinnell and wife, Mary; grandchildren, Layla Ann Forbes, Randy Lupton, Sr. Melissa Shults, Phillip Seale, Brandon Forbes, Amber Fowler and Emily Fowler; 12 dear great grandchildren. Numerous other dear relatives and caring friends also survive.  

MARY OPHELIA PARKER BUCKALEW

Graveside services for longtime resident of Conroe, Ophelia Parker Buckalew, will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M at Conroe Funeral Directors. Mrs. Buckalew was born on August 30, 1918 in Vilonia, Arkansas to Coy H. Parker and Josephine (Westmoreland) Parker.

She passed away peacefully in Conroe at the age of 97. Ophelia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, O.M. “Buck” Buckalew; her grandchildren, Cathy L. Page and James “Bubba” Grogan; and her step daughter, Betty Jeffers. She is survived by her loving family: Daughter, Barbara Lasher; daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Gary Gardner; step-daughter, Clarene Martinez; grandson, Jerry Walker; great grandchildren, Michael Healy, Melissa Healy, Taylor Grogan, Gage Grogan and Riley Walker; nieces, Ella Jo Edelson and Claudia Stepp; nephews, David Parker and Howard W. Buckalew. Numerous great-great grandchildren and other dear relatives and also survive. She and her husband Buck moved to Conroe in 1938, where over the years they successfully ran three businesses and raised their happy family. Ophelia was always a hard worker and thrived on staying busy. Her giving and considerate nature was apparent all through her life, as she was always doing and thinking of others before herself. Her true love were her grandchildren, who affectionately called her Meemaw. Our sweet mother, Meemaw and friend is dearly loved and will be greatly missed in our lives.   

FRIEDA RUTH STANFIELD

Frieda Ruth Stanfield, loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother was born on January 2, 1937 in Conroe, Texas to Lee Townsend Gilbert and Lillian Ruth (Dean) Gilbert. She passed away peacefully on November 10, 2015 at her home in Spring, Texas with her loving family by her side. Frieda was 78 years old. She was a kind, gracious homemaker who devoted her whole life caring for her family. Her giving and considerate nature was apparent all through her life, as she was always doing and thinking of others before herself. Frieda grew up in Conroe and married the love of her life, Bobby Ray Stanfield, on January 8, 1954 in Conroe, Texas.

They spent 61 happy years together. She loved spending the holidays with her family, especially if she was cooking or baking. Frieda’s pies and cakes were the best! Over the years, she and her husband, Bobby Ray raised three beautiful children and helped raise three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, who affectionately called her Grammy, in a house full of love. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Lillian Gilbert, her brother, Richard Gilbert and her twin brother who passed away at birth. Frieda is survived by her loving family: Beloved husband of 61 years, Bobby Ray Stanfield; Sons, Kenneth Ray Stanfield and Ronald Scott Stanfield; Daughter and son-in-law, Janice Ruth and David Allen Kisluk; Brother, Gene Gilbert; Grandchildren, Mandy Lea Melder, Keith Allen Stanfield and Kevin Stanfield; Great grandsons, Christopher Lee Melder and Orion Ray Fischer; special niece, Carol Gerdes; numerous other dear relatives and friends also survive. Frieda was greatly love beyond words and will be greatly missed.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ray Hyden officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Cemetery. The viewing will be private.


Pallbearers

Keith Stanfield, Kevin Stanfield, Christopher Melder, Ted Guthrie, Jr., Ralph Pullen, Melvin Woods and Joseph Olivera.


A Special Thanks to: Dyllon Braun for making the memorable DVD for our service.

EVELYN PAULINE HUGGINS 

April 25, 1936- November 6, 2015

Memorial Service for Evelyn Pauline Huggins of Montgomery, Texas will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Pastor Roy Wright officiating. Evelyn was born on April 25, 1936 in Palestine, Texas to Calvin Prior and Edna Pauline (Lemmond) Huggins. She passed away peacefully on November 6, 2015 at the age of 79 in Montgomery, Texas. Evelyn was a free spirited loving sister and aunt who will be greatly missed. She will be laid to rest by her parents in Groesbeck, Texas.  

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