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Mrs. Birtola Raven
Funeral services for Mrs. Birtola Raven, who passed away Dec. 1, 1998, are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Shilo Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4. The Rev. J.C. McClain will officiate the services.
Burial will be held at Paradise Cemetery in Kendleton, Texas.
Funeral services are under the direction of Gooden Funeral Home, 1716 Avenue E, Rosenberg, Texas. (281) 342-9169

Aline Mueck
Funeral services are pending for Aline Mueck, age 90, of Damon, with Garmany & Carden Funeral Dirs., Inc. (281) 342-4671. Mrs. Mueck passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at her home.

Hilma Thielemann
Funeral services for Hilma Thielemann, 90, of Richmond are pending with Garmany and Carden Funeral Directors, Inc., 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, (281) 342-4671. Mrs. Thielemann died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital in Richmond.

Leoncio Gonzalez
Leoncio Gonzalez, 71, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999 at his home in Pleak.
Family and friends visited at Angeles Funeral Home, 1223 Sixth Street in Rosenberg, between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. Services were held at the LDS Church, 139 Pecan Park Drive in Rosenberg at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.
Mr. Gonzalez was born Sept. 1, 1928 in Eagle Lake. He was preceded in death by his father, Rafael Gonzalez and his mother, Refugia Ramirez Gonzalez, four brothers, Galo, Alberto, Antonio and Tiburcio and by his sister, Beatriz.
His survivors include his wife of 24 years, Carmen Rodriguez Gonzalez; his daughter, Lucinda Gonzalez of Longmont, Col.; his brother, Fidel Gonzalez of San Diego, Calif.; his cousins, Josie and Jerry Lopez of Rosenberg; dear friends Michael and Eva Gallegos and their children Belinda, Angie, Mikey, Ramon and Marcus who will miss him as will his many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and volunteered through the Foster Grandparents program at several local schools since his retirement from the City of Rosenberg.

Bradley William Detlefsen
Bradley William Detlefsen, 44, of Palm Harbor, Fla. died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 at H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.
He was born in Redwood City, Calif., and lived in Richmond the last few years until he moved to Florida in 1998. He worked as a service technician for Konica Imaging.
He was a member of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church and a former member of Faith United Methodist Church and the Praise Band at Faith UMC in Richmond.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Anne, a daughter, Amy Detlefsen of Palm Harbor, Fla., his parents William and Elaine Detlefsen of Willis and a sister, Jane Hendricksen of Houston.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 at Faith United Methodist Church, 4600 FM 359 in Richmond. The family prefers that those who wish to make contributions make them to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for cancer research or a favorite charity.

Domingo H. Costancio
Funeral services for Domingo H. Costancio, 78, of Sugar Land were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hernandez Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Rosenberg. A rosary was recited Sunday.
Mr. Costancio was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Meyersville to Louisa Holtz Costancio and Eulugio Costancio, and he passed away Oct. 28, 1999 in Houston. Mr. Costancio was preceded in death by his parents, Eulogio and Louisa Costancio, his sister, Frances, and brother, Sam.
Mr. Costancio was a loving, thoughtful and kindhearted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be extremely missed by his devoted wife, Ninfa Soliz Costancio, their three sons and their families, Richard, Kim, Richard Jr., Lisa and Anthony Costancio; Domingo Jr., Betty, Angela Costancio Gibbs, Tracy Costancio Ryals, Jacqueline Martinez Embry and Christopher Martinez; Daniel, Eva, Roxanne, Jason and Joey and six great-grandchilden, Christian Ryan, Cassidy, Michelle, Brandon Lee, C.J., Desiree and the newest member to his family, Robert Anthony.
He is also survived by his sister, Lottie Costancio, niece Mary Jane Evans and her family, sister-in-law Bessie Costancio, all of Victoria, Concha Garcia and family and a host of other family members and friends.
The family wishes to praise the medical professionals at the Veterans Hospital for Mr. Costancio's previous treatments and lengthy hospital stays. Thanks also to the Sugar Land Rescue and Stafford E.M.S. for their valiant effort in caring for him and a special appreciation to the C.C.U. staff of the Methodist Hospital for their professional care and understanding help in his final hours. It is with the love of God, the strength of family and friends, thoughts and prayers that carry us through our loss. We all love you and we will miss you so much; rest in peace.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hernandez Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 342-8803.

Lucille Christine Ryan Goode
Lucille Christine Ryan Goode of Needville began her life's journey in Ryan, Okla. May 14, 1924. Her earthly travels ended quietly in her sleep Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 in her home.
She leaves behind two daughters, Darline Barta of Damon and Ruth Risinger of Sargent and two sons-in-law, one step-son, Jimmy Ragland and his wife of League City; nine grandchildren, Marty Barta, Rita Evans, Debbie Altimore, Nancy Rathburn, Keith Alexander, Charles Risinger, Jimmy Ragland Jr., Johnny Ragland and Diana Ragland and 16 great-grandchildren.
She also leaves behind many friends and loved ones whose lives were touched by her kindness and wonderful sense of humor. It was her wish to be cremated, and private services were held.

Patricia "Patsy" Diane Lara
Funeral services for Patricia "Patsy" Diane Lara, 33, of Needville will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Rosenberg. Father Ramsey will officiate the services.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 at the Hernandez Chapel, 800 Fourth Street in Rosenberg, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at the Church. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hernandez Chapel.
Patsy was born Feb. 6, 1966 in Houston, and she passed away Oct. 31, 1999 in Needville. She was preceded in death by her brother, Maurice Lara Jr. and grandfather Blas Lara Sr.
She is survived by her daughter, Julie Frances Najera; her parents, Maurice J. Lara Sr. and Cathy Marie Lara; her brothers and sisters, Linda and Vincente Salazar, Michelle and Robert Serna, Christina and Beto Villaloboz, Bertha Lara, Blas Lara, Brian Lara, Augustine Lara, Ricky Lara and Vicky Lara; paternal grandparent Clemencia Lara; and numerous nieces, nephews and family friends.
She was a great person, full of dreams, always willing to help others and share her fortune. She was a hard worker and will be missed greatly.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hernandez Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 342-8803.

Marvin Sulak
Funeral services for Marvin Sulak, 63, of East Bernard will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4 [2000] at Davis-Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday, March 3 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Boulevard, FM 2218 and Highway 59 in Rosenberg.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Davis-Greenlawn in Rosenberg.
Marvin was born May 30, 1936 in Fort Bend County to Peter and Pauline Sulak, and he passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2000 at his home. Mr. Sulak was a retired school teacher for the Lamar Consolidated School District and a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church of Wallis.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Luksa Sulak; father, Peter and a brother, Eugene Sulak.
He is survived by Sheila Bolinger of East Bernard, a special friend and fiancee; his mother, Pauline Sulak of Sealy; his sons, Ernest Sulak and Joey Sulak of East Bernard; his daughters, Cindy Stuessel and special friend and fiance Robert Krpec of East Bernard and Denise Berrett and her husband, Scott, of Rosenberg; his sisters Isabel Kutach of East Bernard and Evelyn Kubicek of East Bernard; grandchildren Lisa Stuessel, Jason Stuessel, Patricia Stuessel and Sara Marie Berrett.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, (281) 341-8800.

Antonia R. Longoria
Funeral services for Antonia R. Longoria, 80, of Rosenberg are pending with Hernandez Funeral Home, 800 Fourth Street in Rosenberg, (281) 342-8803.
Mrs. Longoria was born June 9, 1919 in Gregory, Texas and passed away March 2, 2000 in Richmond.

Marina Munoz
Funeral services for Marina Munoz, 58, of Richmond will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 [2000] at Davis-Greenlawn Chapel with interment following at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.
A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Boulevard, FM 2218 and Highway 59 in Rosenberg. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Marina was born May 1, 1941 in Rosenberg. She passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at Hermann Hospital in Houston. Marina was a retired R.N. for St. Joseph Hospital and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond.
She is survived by her mother, Emilia Munoz of Richmond; brother, Simon M. Castillo and his wife, Linda, of Needville; aunts, Carmen Castillo of Freeport, Annie Olivares and her husband, Rudy, of Holiday Lake and Frances Garcia and her husband, Aurturo, of Freeport; nephew, David D. Castillo and his wife, Rachel, of Stafford; niece, Sabrina L. Schiro and her husband, Leon A. Schiro III of Center Point and great-nieces, Meredith Schiro, Grace Castillo and Maia Castillo.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 341-8800.

Thurmond Arnold "Buck" Brown
Graveside services for Thurmond Arnold "Buck" Brown, 82, of Needville will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 [2000] at the Brown-Beard Cemetery in Needville.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at Garmany & Carden Funeral Home Chapel, 1201 Fourth St. in Rosenberg.
Mr. Brown was born Jan. 25, 1918 in Brown Community, Texas to parents Thurmond Allen Brown and Edda Arnold Brown. He died Aug. 17, 2000 at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital in Richmond. He was a descendant of the original Austin's Old Three Hundred. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked for Phillips Petroleum for 31 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jackson C. Brown and James Wade Brown; sisters, Ellouise Benton and Dorothy Lanell Brown and son-in-law, Jack Colvin.
He is survived by his daughters, Pennie Lee and her husband, Bill, of Needville and Helyn Colvin of Tyler; son, Thurmond A. "Toby" Brown Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Glenn Brown and his wife, Thelma, of Needville; Clarence Brown and his wife, Roselyn, of Houston; sisters, Iva Moore and her husband, Olan, of Denver City, Texas; Edda Mae Kitchen of Needville; former wife, Patricia Adair Rose and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express appreciation to Mr. Brown's caregiver, Shawna Strauhan.
Memorial gifts may be made in Mr. Brown's memory to the Brown-Beard Cemetery Fund.
Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Dirs., Inc., 1201 Fourth St. in Rosenberg, (281) 342-4671.

Rev. Elvis C. Davis
Funeral services for Rev. Elvis C. Davis, 39, of Richmond will be held at 12 noon Saturday, Aug. 19 [2000] at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 16138 Boss Gaston Rd. in Richmond, with Rev. K. Martin officiating.
A wake service will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Richmond. Burial will be in Pleasant Green Church Cemetery.
Rev. Davis passed away Aug. 12, 2000.
Final arrangements are under the direction of Gooden Funeral Home, 1716 Ave. E in Rosenberg, (281) 342-9169.

Rev. J.C. Oliver
Funeral services for Rev. J.C. Oliver, 93, of Fulshear will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 [2000] at Starlight Encampment Bldg., 3333 Ash Rd. in Simonton. Rev. N. Hall will officiate.
A wake service will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at Gooden Chapel. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Ledbetter, Texas.
Rev. Oliver passed away Aug. 11, 2000.
Final arrangements are under the direction of Gooden Funeral Home, 1716 Ave. E in Rosenberg, (281) 342-9169.

Willie Mae Prazak
Funeral services for Willie Mae Prazak, 74, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 [2000] at the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis. Interment will be held at the Guardian Angel Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 with a rosary beginning at 8 p.m. at the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis.
She was born Willie Mae Gallia on Aug. 22, 1925 to parents, Vince and Mary Uhyrek Gallia. She was a member of the KJZT, the KJT Association and a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vencil H. Prazak and three brothers.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and John Dirba of Sealy, Cheryl and Dwayne Engelhardt of Wallis, Marilyn and Frank Jedlicka of East Bernard, Carol and Don Malone of Pledger, sons and daughters-in-law, Johnnie and Sharlene Prazak of Eagle Lake, Vencil F. and Lorine Prazak of East Bernard; a sister, Mary Marling; brothers, George Gallia and his wife, Tillie, of Wharton, Jerry Gallia and his wife, Jeanie, of Wallis; sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox Memorial Library in Wallis.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Knesek and Sons Funeral Home in Wallis.

Maria Hernandez Garcia
Funeral services for Maria Hernandez Garcia of Richmond, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8 [2000] in the chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg with interment following at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. Father Howard Drabek will officiate the services.
Pall bearers are Reynaldo Garcia, Joe Garcia Jr., Henry Garcia, Jason A. Garcia, Joaquin J. Garcia and Darryll Garcia.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., FM 2218 at Highway 59, in Rosenberg.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg.
She was born May 23, 1925 in Mercedes, and she passed away Dec. 4, 2000. Maria was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Joe C. Garcia Sr.; a son, Jesse Garcia; her parents, Espiridion Hernandez and Genoveva Sanchez; and a sister, Antonia Hernandez.
She is survived by her sons, Reynaldo Garcia and his wife, Dina, of Humble, Joe Garcia Jr. and his wife, Shari Hillis of Richmond and Henry Garcia and his wife, Delia of Richmond; a daughter, Dorothy Miller and her husband, Danny, of Kilauea, Hawaii; grandchildren, Darryll Garcia, Reynaldo Jose Garcia, Jason Garcia, Joaquin Garcia, Jamie Garcia, Elliot Garcia, Eliza Garcia, Daniel Miller, Michael Miller, Ingrid-Johanna Flores and Margaret Flores; a brother, Vito Hernandez; and sisters Josefina Hernandez and Petra Hernandez.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 341-8800.

John J. Mensik
Funeral services for John J. Mensik, 74, of Needville will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 [2000] at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Beasley with Father Henry Rachunek and Father Reginald Nesvadba officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Serving as pall bearers will be Clarence Myers, Julius Nowak, Paul Wleczyk, Joe Gurecky, James Hopkins, John Vacek, David Mensik and Paul Flessner.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Garmany & Carden Funeral Home in Rosenberg.
Mr. Mensik was born Nov. 1, 1926 in Needville, and he died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston.
He was a former partner of Mensik Supermarket, a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of American Legion Post 271. He was a loving father, husband and grandfather, and he knew no stranger.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene Fuchs Mensik of Needville; two sons, Mark Mensik of Rosenberg and John Mensik of Carrollton; a stepson, Kevon Fuchs and his wife, Lynette, of Needville; a stepdaughter, Brenda Kunkel and her husband, O.W., of Needville; grandchildren, Brandon Mensik and Michael Mensik; step grandchildren, Cody Kalkomey and his wife, Tamara, Kirby Kunkel, Kristopher Fuchs, Jayson Fuchs, Dylan Fuchs, Matt Kunkel and his wife, Jennifer, and Erin Kunkel; step-great-grandchildren, Branson Kalkomey, Taylor Kunkel and Kate Kunkel; brothers, Daniel Mensik of Rosenberg, Marvin Mensik and his wife, Alice, of Rosenberg, Frank Mensik and his wife, Adele, of Sugar Land; a sister, Claudia Wleczyk and her husband, Bennie, of Rosenberg and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Mensik, and a sister, Mary Vacek.
Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Dirs., Inc., 1201 Fourth St. in Rosenberg, (281) 342-4671.

Carrie Finley
Funeral services for Carrie Finley, 36, of the Katy area, are pending for Wednesday, April 4 [2001] with Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, Inc. in Rosenberg, (281) 342-4671.
Mrs. Finley died Thursday, March 29, 2001 at West Houston Medical Center.

Marcus E. "Sonny" Tharp
Funeral services for Marcus E. "Sonny" Tharp, 79, of Rosenberg will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7 [2001] at the First Baptist Church, 1117 First St. in Rosenberg with interment following at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dr. Donnie Melton will officiate the services. Sonny and his wife, Wilma, have attended First Baptist Church for many years.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at Garmany & Carden Funeral Home, 1201 Fourth St. in Rosenberg.
Marcus was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Holland, and he passed away Monday, March 5, 2001 at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Wilma Hammack Tharp; a son, Gary Tharp and his wife, Jane; granddaughter Kelly Tharp Howard and grandson, Kyle Tharp; great-grandsons, Christopher Lovett and Colton Howard and a sister, Kathryn Tharp Tabor of Bryan.
"Sonny" worked as a construction electrician out of Local #278 for many years until his retirement in 1981. Upon retirement, he and his wife, Wilma, opened Sonny's Antiques which thrived for eight years. His other interests included coin collecting, sports and gardening. Sonny was happiest when he was with his family or helping others.
Memorial gifts may be made in his memory to the First Baptist Church, 1117 First St., Rosenberg, Texas, 77471.
Funeral services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Dirs., Inc. in Rosenberg, (281) 342-4671.

Ricky Eugene Trapp Jr.
Ricky Eugene Trapp Jr., 22, passed away March 3, 2001. He is survived by his loving family; mother and step-father, Jo Anne Finke and her husband, Bob; his father, Rick Trapp Sr.; his brother, Billy "B.T." Trapp; special godparents, Kenny and Susie Warr; grandparents, Bill and Martha Trapp and Lula and Jake Warr Jr.; girlfriend, Janelle Matous and all of his best friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at the Chapel of Forest Park Westheimer, 12800 Westheimer at Dairy Ashford in Houston. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7 at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Park Westheimer, (281) 497-2330.

Hettie Marshall
Funeral services for Hettie Marshall, 92, of Richmond will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 [2001] at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1208 Fifth St. in Rosenberg. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at Garmany & Carden Funeral Home, 1201 Fourth St. in Rosenberg.
Mrs. Marshall passed away Saturday, March 3, 2001 at Sandra Kunz Skilled Nursing Center at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital. She was born June 27, 1908 to Robert and Belle Hamilton in Grimes County.
She was preceded in death in 1997 by her husband of 44 years, John W. Marshall and in 1978 by a daughter, Twyla Williamson Motal.
She is survived by her son, Charles L. Williamson and his wife, Doris, of Yoakum; a daughter, Marceil Williamson Nawara and her husband, Nelson, of Shirley, Ark. and Charlene Williamson Saulnier and her husband, Jerry, of Rosenberg; nine grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
Pall bearers will be Charles Williamson Jr., John Williamson, Terry Saulnier, Harlo Atchetee, Chad Motal and Albert Hanzelka. Honorary pall bearers will be Anthony Motal, David Nawara, Glen Nawara and Bob McConnell.
The family expresses love and appreciation to the staff of the Sandra Kunz Skilled Nursing Center at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital for their love, compassion and thoughtful care for mom during her four years there.
For those wishing, memorials may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church or to the Sandra Kunz Skilled Nursing Center, 1705 Jackson St., Richmond, Texas, 77469.
Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Dirs., Inc. in Rosenberg, (281) 342-4671.

Gloria Delgado
Funeral services for Gloria Delgado, 43, of Rosenberg will be held on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Angeles Funeral Home in Rosenberg with interment following at San Gabriel Cemetery in Richmond.
A rosary will be held on Sunday, April 8 at 5 p.m. at Angeles Funeral Home in Rosenberg.
Mrs. Delgado was born on Oct. 23, 1957 to Raul and Felicitas Rios, and she passed away on April 5, 2001 in Dallas, Tx.
Mrs. Delgado is preceded in death by her father, Raul Rios, and brother, George Rios.
Mrs. Delgado is survived by her husband, Sergio Delgado; daughters, Jessica Arriaga and her husband, Jose Antonio, Mary Garcia, and Desiree Garcia and Jason Cross; son, Adrian Garcia; eight grandchildren; sisters, Rosalinda Rodriguez, Diane Rios and Lucianda Duran; and brothers, Roy Rios, David Rios, Felix Rios and Raul Rios Jr.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2001 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Angeles Funeral Home in Rosenberg.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Angeles Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 341-7774.
The family of Mrs. Delgado would like any donations to be made to Angeles Funeral Home, 1223 Sixth St., Rosenberg, Tx., 77471.

Andrew Martinez Palmarez
Funeral services for Andrew Martinez Palmarez, beloved husband, father, son, brother and grandfather, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 9 [2001] at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 514 Carlisle St. in Rosenberg, with interment following at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.
Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8 and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd.
Andrew was born Nov. 10, 1953 in Karnes City, and he passed away April 4, 2001. He worked 26 years for Thomas & Betts Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Renee Palmarez; his children, Audrey Palmarez, Candice, Brandon and Michael Baker; grandchildren, Andee Palmarez and Emily Baker; parents, Tomasa and Silvestre Palmarez Sr.; a brother, Silvestre Palmarez Jr.; his sisters, Janie Ramirez and her husband, Johnny, Rosie Palmarez and her husband, Antonio and Mary Lou Palmarez.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 341-8800.

Trinidad Zamora
Funeral services for Trinidad Zamora of Richmond will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 9 [2001] in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home with interment following at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., Highway 59 at FM 2218 in Rosenberg. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home.
Trinidad was born Sept. 16, 1918 in Wharton County, and he passed away April 5, 2001 in Richmond.
He is survived by his sons, Ramon Sustaita of Richmond and Mathias Sustaita of Odessa; a daughter, Juana Arispe of Richmond; a granddaughter, Diana Sustaita Gonzalez and her husband, Jorge, of Richmond; a grandson, Danny Sustaita of Richmond; and sisters Josephine Z. Castillo and her husband, Julius, of Rosenberg and Sara Z. Sosa of Kansas City, Mo.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 341-8800.

John Ondrusek
Funeral services for John Ondrusek, 84, a lifelong Rosenberg resident, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 [2001] in the chapel at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. Dr. Dale A. Staggemeier officiated the services. Interment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.
Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 6 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg.
John was born April 18, 1916 in Rosebud to John and Ida Wetzel Ondrusek, and he passed away April 4, 2001 in Houston.
John served his country in the United States Coast Guard from 1942 until 1945. He was in the Atlantic Fleet and toured in Africa and France during World War II. He worked for HL&P from 1950 until retiring in 1981. He was a member of IBEW Local Union #54.
John was a reserve deputy with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department from 1971 to 1975. He was an assistant scoutmaster at the National Jamboree at Valley Forge, Pa. in 1964. He took his troop to the Philmont Trek in 1965.
John was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be missed by all.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Laverne Ondrusek, of Rosenberg; his sons, John Foster Ondrusek of Richmond and Michael Allen Ondrusek of Richmond; his step-daughter, Brenda Gibson of Dayton; his step-son, James Franklin of San Antonio; his sisters, Emilie Lanier of Rosenberg and Jo Murray of Huntsville; his grandchildren, Heather Albers-Ondrusek of Houston and Michael Alan Ondrusek of Houston; his step-grandchildren, Shawn Gibson of Dayton, Shane Gibson of Fort Hood and Justin Franklin of San Antonio; great-granddaughter, Jordan Danielle Albers of Houston; his nephew, Captain Keller Murray, serving in Korea; and his niece, Hollis Murray of Huntsville.
Pallbearers were Shawn Gibson, Shane Gibson, Keller Murray, Joe Gracia, Paul Klare and Otmar Schimek.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg, (281) 341-8800.

Angelina M. Zbranek
A funeral mass for Angelina M. Zbranek, 87, of Columbus will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 [2001] at St. John's Catholic Church in Hungerford. The Rev. Henry Rachunek will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 4 at the Garmany and Carden Chapel, 207 Urbanec St. in East Bernard. A rosary will be recited at 5 p.m.
Mrs. Zrbanek was born March 29, 1914 in Wharton County to parents Joseph and Annie Maly. She passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001 at River Oaks Convalescent Center in Columbus. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Catholic Church and a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Her husband, Henry Harvey Zbranek preceded her in death August 24, 1992.
She is survived by her daughter, Bessie Dorhauer of Sheridan; sons, Dennis Zbranek, Sr. and wife, Wanda, of Sheridan and Larry Zbranek, Sr. and wife, Prissie, of West; grandchildren, Sandra McWaters and husband, Ken, of Dickinson, Dennis Zbranek, Jr. of Sheridan and Larry Zbranek, Jr. and wife, Jennifer of Milford; brother Robert Maly, Sr. of East Bernard; sisters, Millie Wasicek of El Campo and Bessie Fellers of East Bernard; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass offerings may be made or donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 6161 Savoy Dr., Suite 240, Houston, TX 77036.
Arrangements are under the direction of Garmany and Carden Funeral Directors, Inc., (281) 342-4671.

Lillie Newton
Funeral services for Lillie Newton, 94, of Thompsons will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 [2001] at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Thompsons, with Rev. R.D. Ruben officiating. Interment will follow at Thompsons Cemetery in Thompsons.
A wake will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home, 4918 Martin Luther King, Jr. in Houston.
Mrs. Newton was born July 4, 1906 and passed away June 1, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston.
She is survived by her daughter Dorothy Mae Curtis of Houston, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home in Houston, (713) 659-7618.

Santos Chavez
Santos Chavez was born October 22, 1924 in Gonzalez and passed away June 1, 2001 in Houston.
Funeral services for Chavez, 76, of Fulshear were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Rosenberg. Interment followed at Fulshear cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Angeles Funeral Home, 1223 Sixth St. in Rosenberg, (281) 341-7774.

Pedro "Pete" Ybarra Medina
A requiem mass for Pedro "Pete" Ybarra Medina, beloved father and grandfather, of Rosenberg will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 [2001] at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Rosenberg, with Father Jim Blocher officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be his sons.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, June 4 in the chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg.
Mr. Medina was born June 30, 1911 in Piedras Negras, Mexico. As a child, his family brought him to Texas, where he eventually settled in Rosenberg. He worked as a farmer for several years and finally with Allied Concrete until his retirement. He passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Fidelia Enriquez Medina on Nov. 7, 1999; his parents; children, Rudy Medina and Elida Medina Carrizales; great grandson, Aaron Figueroa; daughter-in-law, Elaine Medina; son-in-law, Tanis Figueroa; and brothers, Antonio Medina, Aurelio Medina, Roque Medina and Joe Gonzales.
He is survived by his children, Lydia Figueroa, Ben Medina and wife Porfiria, Mary Rodriguez and husband Manuel, Pedro Medina, Jr., Edward Medina and Joe Medina and wife Rosie; 25 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
For those desiring, contributions may be made in Medina's memory to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 514 Carlisle in Rosenberg.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 341-8800.

Antonio Lopez
Visitation for Antonio Lopez, 70, of Rosenberg will be from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, June 4 [2001] at Hernandez Funeral Home Chapel, 800 Fourth St. in Rosenberg. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
Lopez was born in Wallis to Jose and Maria Lopez, and he passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Mireles Lopez; son, Anthony Carrillo; and sister, Martha Carrillo.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hernandez Funeral Home Chapel in Rosenberg, (281) 342-8800.

Derlene Norwood Eichor
Funeral services for Derlene Norwood Eichor, 64, of Fresno are pending with Hernandez Funeral Home, 800 Fourth St. in Rosenberg, (281) 342-8803.
Mrs. Eichor was born April 14, 1937 in New Iberia, La., and she passed away May 25, 2001 in Fresno.

Joe Jerry Ruiz
Services for Joe Jerry Ruiz, 42, of Fresno will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, May 28 [2001] at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fresno.
Mr. Ruiz was born Sept. 21, 1958 in Mexico, and he passed away May 25, 2001 in Fresno. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle McWhirter.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hernandez Funeral Home, 800 Fourth St. in Rosenberg, (281) 342-8803.

Gilbert "Pete" Hedt
Funeral services for Gilbert "Pete" Hedt, 68, of Rosenberg are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29 [2001] at the Immanuel United Church of Christ, 9018 Church St. in Needville with the Rev. George Kuebler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, May 28 at the Garmany and Carden Funeral Chapel, 3013 School St. in Needville.
Mr. Hedt died Friday, May 25, 2001 at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital. He was born May 8, 1933 in Needville to Otto and Frances Schwettmann Hedt. He served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Fort Bend County Drainage District after 38 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Hedt, his parents and a brother, Raymond Hedt.
He is survived by his stepdaughter, Mary Anne Callender and her husband, Kenneth, of Needville; his stepson, John Charles Reichle and children of Ozark, Mo.; grandchildren, James Stewart and his wife, Dawn, of Tulsa, Okla.; Carolyn Allen and her husband, James, of Needville; and Shawn Callender of Needville; great grandchildren, Kenneth Gilbert Chambers and Bradley Allen; brothers, Melvin Hedt of Needville and Marvin Hedt and his wife, Mildred, of Sugar Land; numerous nieces and nephews and special friend, Frances Hackstedt.
For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to The Liver Transplant Foundation, c/o Intergris Baptist Medical Center, 3300 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73112 for the benefit of James Allen Stewart.
Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Dirs., Inc. in Needville, (979) 793-4515.

Thomas V. Sassman Jr.
Funeral services for Thomas V. Sassman Jr., 50, of Richmond will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 [2001] at Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg with interment following at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. The Rev. Byron Williamson will officiate the services.
Pallbearers will be Jay Schaffner, Robert Colvert, Johnny Lee, Maurice Williams, Ruben Hernandez and David Pagel.
Visitation will be held until 9 p.m. Monday, May 28 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., FM 2218 and Highway 59 in Rosenberg.
Mr. Sassman was born May 24, 1951 in Austin to Thomas V. Sassman Sr. and Annie Sefcik Sassman, and he passed away May 26, 2001 in Houston. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg and Hermannsons Lodge No. 110 in Niederwald. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas V. Sassman Sr. and an infant brother.
He is survived by his loving wife of five years, Robin Schaffner Sassman of Richmond; a son, Travis Lee Sassman of Richmond; step-daughters, Tracy Lynn Plunkett and her husband, Charlie, of Dallas and Elizabeth Marie Davidson of Dallas; his mother, Annie Sassman Karnstadt and her husband, John, of Uhland; sisters, Nancy Ann Smith and her husband, Edward Clinton, of Lockhart and Grace Katherine Jeffrey and her husband, Roy, of McMahan; a brother, Gordon Ross Sassman and his wife, Janice, of Uhland; step-grandchildren Destyne Jo Davidson, Krissie Dawn and John; one niece, three nephews, two great nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 341-8800.

Juanita Hodges Buckalew
Graveside services for Juanita Hodges Buckalew, beloved mother, grandmother and sister of Needville, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 [2001] at Tetter Cemetery in Humble. Rev. Erskin Rivire will officiate the services.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., and a prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 in the chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. at FM 2218 in Rosenberg.
Juanita was born Dec. 8, 1914, one of 10 children to Allie and Geneva Hodges, and she passed away Oct. 3, 2001. Juanita was preceded in death by her first husband, Bert Smith; her parents; a grandson, Thomas Bert Holik; husband, C.D. Buckalew; son-in-law, Billy Joe Holik; four sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her daughter, Norma Smith Holik; grandsons, William Lee Holik and his wife, Donna and Steven Joe Holik and his wife, Tina; six great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other family members; brothers, Edward Doll Hodges and his wife, Zenoma, Hildred Hodges and C.J. Hodges and his wife, June; and a sister, Emily McKinney and her husband, Bruce.
For those wishing, contributions may be made in Juanita's memory to Needville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 26, Needville, Texas, 77461.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 341-8800.

Marie Sophie Sebesta Zatyka
Funeral services for Marie Sophie Sebesta Zatyka, 84, of Rosenberg will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 [2001] at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel in Rosenberg with interment following at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. Rev. Don Kolkmeier will officiate the services.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., FM 2218 at Highway 59 in Rosenberg.
Marie was born Sept. 18, 1917 in Orchard to Bohuslav Sebesta and Emily Jurek Sebesta, and she passed away Oct. 2, 2001 in Houston. She was a member of the S.P.J.S.T., a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 3903 and Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 271.
She was preceded in death by her son, Denver Zatyka; a granddaughter, Denya Zatyka; her parents, Bohuslav and Emily Sebesta and a sister, Elsie Zajicek.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Felix Zatyka of Rosenberg; a daughter, Janice Freudensprung and her husband, Wayne, of Rosenberg; grandchildren, Kelly Ellis and her husband, Chad, of Houston, Marla Lynch and her husband, John, of Richmond and Wade Freudensprung of Rosenberg; great-grandchildren, Grayson Ellis of Houston and Logan, Madison and Jake Lynch of Richmond; a sister, Mildred Kamas of Needville; brothers, Denver Sebesta of East Bernard and Leonard Sebesta of Rosenberg and other relatives and many friends.
Pall bearers are Wade Freudensprung, Larry Kamas, James Sebesta, John Murrile, Frank Janik, Ladgie Zotyka III, Harry Lee Foyt, John Abbott and Ben Zotyka.
For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 341-8800.

Leonard B. Vacek
A funeral mass for Leonard B. Vacek, beloved husband, son, father, grandfather and brother, of Fairchilds will be celebrated at 10 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 [2001] at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. Father Dan Warden, celebrant.
Pall bearers are John Boettcher Jr., Calvin Zwahr, Milton "Boogie" Seiler Jr., Denis Sandelovic, Tommy Stavinoha, Michael Vacek, Donald Fishbeck and Pete Wleczyk. Honorary pall bearers are Andrew Vacek and Keith Krejci.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in the chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., FM 2218 at Highway 59 in Rosenberg.
Leonard was born May 23, 1940 in Fairchilds, one of eight children born to Vince B. and Annie Vacek, and he passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital in Richmond.
He retired from Fort Bend County Road and Bridge after 25 years of service.
Leonard's pride and joy were his grandchildren. He enjoyed working his cattle, and his unique personality and sense of humor will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father; his brothers, Clements and Vince R. Vacek; a brother-in-law, Paul Charanza and his mother-in-law, Lillie Lucas.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, June Vacek of Fairchilds; his mother, Annie Gladys Vacek; his son, Jim Pearson and his wife, Vicki, of Houston; his daughters, Linda Sandelovic and her husband, Denis, of Austin, Judy Parker of Rosenberg and Sharon Boettcher and her husband, John, of Rosenberg; grandchildren, Lori Reiger and her husband, John, John John Boettcher Jr. Jennifer Greene and her husband, Sean, Dereck Parker, Jeffrey Parker, Lacy Sandelovic, Christine Sandelovic and Matthew Sandelovic; brothers, Floyd Vacek and Eugene Vacek and his wife, Barbara; sisters, Margaret Charanza, Catherine Uherek and her husband, August and Virginia Krejci and her husband, Clarence; a sister-in-law, Doris Vacek and many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 341-8800.

Felipe Lara
Funeral services for Felipe Lara, 70, of Richmond will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 [2001] at Guadalupe Church in Rosenberg. Interment will follow at Fulshear Cemetery.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Hernandez Funeral Home Chapel, 800 Fourth St. in Rosenberg. Visitation will be held until 9 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Lara was born Feb. 2, 1931 in Fulshear, and he passed away Nov. 28, 2001 in Richmond. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
He is survived by two sons, Santos and Willie Lara; eight daughters, Olivia Martinez, Marcie Amaro, Sylvia Sanders, Esperanza Garcia, Gloria Almendarez, Esmeralda Lara, Yolanda Hernandez and Susan Lara; two brothers, Teddy and Joe Lara; four sisters, Susie Lara, Rosie Gutierrez, Anita Lara and Josephina Lara; 32 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hernandez Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 342-8803.

James L. Bishop
Funeral services for James L. Bishop, 81, of Rosenberg will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel in Rosenberg. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in the Stateroom of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., FM 2218 at Highway 59 in Rosenberg.
Jim was born June 28, 1920 in Sulphur Springs to George F. and Ollie Marie Heaven Bishop. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond. Jim passed away Nov. 28, 2001 at his home in Rosenberg.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary, to whom he served as a loving and steadfast husband.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Jane Payne of Richmond; sons, Jimmy Bishop and his wife, Yvonne, of Damon and Keith Bishop and his wife, Mary, of Dexter, Mich.; grandchildren, James and Michael Bolf, Murrie Angelic Mendoza, Kelly Gene DeLeon, Lori Bishop, Ami George, Cari Wallace and Jason and Emily Bishop; 12 great grandchildren and close friends, Kathy and Joe Gonzales.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 341-8800.

Henry Dell "Sugarboy" Calk Jr.
Henry Dell "Sugarboy" Calk Jr. died peacefully Nov. 23, 2001 in his boyhood home in Pleak. Born on Jan. 23, 1949, he was preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Kral Calk and is survived by his father, Henry Dell "Sonny" Calk Sr. of Pleak; his brother, Timothy W. Calk and sister-in-law, Leigh Owen Calk, of Houston; and cousins in Texas and California.
A life-long resident of Pleak, he was a graduate of Lamar Consolidated High School and the University of Texas and worked for ABB Vetco Gray for several years as a design engineer.
In spite of a medical disability following neurosurgery and successful radiation and chemotherapy in 1993, he continued to pursue various interests.
A jack of all trades and a master of some, he was a flamenco guitarist, a photographer, aviator, scuba diver, handgun collector, sailor, maritime navigator (-N-) and a ham radio operator.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Garmany & Carden Funeral Chapel, 1201 Fourth St. in Rosenberg with burial following in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
For those wishing, the family requests donations be made to any charity in Mr. Calk's name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Dirs., Inc. in Rosenberg, (281) 342-4671.

Mary Beran
Funeral services for Mary Beran, 89, of East Bernard will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8 [2002] from Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard with the Rev. Ben Smaistrla celebrating the funeral mass and rite of committal. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in East Bernard.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard with a parish rosary to begin at 7 p.m.
Mary was born in Wallis to parents John and Mary (Jansky) Hundl. She was raised in the Wallis area and attended Guardian Angel Catholic School in Wallis.
On Oct. 22, 1934, she married Adolph Beran in Wallis. She was a homemaker all her life. Mary found great joy in quilting and sewing, making the vestments for Holy Cross priests for many years. She could also be found baking kolaches for her family.
Mary was a member of Holy Cross Church, the K.J.Z.T., the Holy Cross Altar Society and the Christian Mothers, serving as treasurer for many years. Mary Anastasia Beran died on Tuesday, Feb., 5, 2000 in Houston.
She is survived by her daughters, Bernadette Dobias and her husband, Frank, of Houston, Mary McNeel and her husband, William, of Houston; her sons, Dominic Beran and his wife, Caroline, of Porterville, Calif., George Beran and his wife, Sharon, of Beasley, Adolph Beran and his wife, Nancy, of Rosenberg and Patrick Beran and his wife, Denise, of Richmond; grandchildren, Christopher Beran, Elizabeth Beran, Owen McNeel and his wife, Althena, Clark McNeel, Jason Beran, Jennifer Pryor and her husband, Clint, Nicholas Beran, Julie Beran, Glen Beran and Jeremy Beran; great-grandchildren, Rhiannon McNeel and Haley Pryor; brothers, Ed Hundle of Wharton, Edwin Hundl of Pearland, Joe Hundl of Houston, Henry Hundl of Rosenberg and Charlie Hundl of Clute.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Hundl; her husband, Adolph Beran and brothers, John Hundl, Raymond Hundl and Emil Hundl.
Funeral services are under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, 122 North FM 1093 in Wallis, (979) 478-6311.

Juan Rodriguez
Funeral services for Juan Rodriguez, 44, of Houston will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Hernandez Funeral Home Chapel, 800 Fourth St. in Rosenberg. Interment will follow at San Gabriel Cemetery in Richmond.
A rosary for Mr. Rodriguez will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the funeral home.
Mr. Rodriguez was born Dec. 19, 1957 in Mexico, and he passed away Feb. 3, 2002 in Houston. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eluteria Hernandez.
He is survived by his wife, Juana Valdez Rodriguez; a son, Sean Joseph Rodriguez; a daughter, Doraelia Guadalupe Rodriguez; a brother, Florencio Rodriguez; sisters, Andrea, Elvira, Mago, Maria, Graciela and Carmen Rodriguez.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hernandez Funeral Home in Rosenberg, (281) 342-8803.

Samuel L. Gillam
Funeral services for Samuel L. Gillam of Needville are pending with Hernandez Funeral Home, 800 Fourth St. in Rosenberg, (281) 342-8803.
Mr. Gillam passed away Feb. 4, 2002 in Houston. He is survived by his wife, Mattie Gillam of Needville.

Alice Katherine Banker Kulak
Alice Katherine Banker Kulak, 91, of Boling died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002 in Bay City. She was born June 9, 1910 in Needville, the daughter of Henry Banker and Emma Abendroth Banker.
Mrs. Kulcak was a homemaker and a 56-year resident of Boling. She married Edward John Kulak in Oct. 1927 and was preceded in death by him in 1990. Mrs. Kulak was a member of the Boling United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Wharton Funeral Home with the Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will follow in the Needville Public Cemetery.
Pall bearers are Darrel Kulak, John David Kulak, Steven Kulak, Mack McLeod, Michael McLeod, Thomas Kulak, Charles Henry Kulak Jr. and Glenn Kulak.
Friends may call at the Wharton Funeral Home, 515 Boling Highway in Wharton, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Kathrine and Don Mack McLeod of Boling; sons and daughters-in-law, John Edward and Adeline Kulak of Boling and Charles Henry and Patsy Kulak Sr. of Boling; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.
If desiring, memorials may be made to the Boling United Methodist Church, Boling, Texas, 77420.

Dorene LeMere
A remembrance service for Dorene LeMere, 43, of Guy was held Monday, Feb. 4 [2002] in Cleveland. She passed away Feb. 2, 2002 at 2:30 a.m. at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital.
She lived at Twin Lakes below Guy and worked for many years at Country Gross Road Store in Guy. She was preceded in death by a special friend, Bedford Ottoson, mother, Dora Guerra, daughter Tracy and grandson and three sisters.
She will be missed and remembered but not forgotten, by her many friends in Guy, at Twin Lakes and her dearly devoted friend, Frank Heitman.
Her funeral and burial was conducted in Massachusetts. A special memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at Twin Lakes Club.

Funeral services for Vernon Franklin "Blitz" Runnels of Sugar Land are pending with Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg, (281)341-8800.

Pullin
Graveside funeral services for Amber Elise Pullin, infant daughter of Steve and Michelle Pullin of Rosenberg, were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at the East Bernard Cemetery with Dorman Pullin of Caldwell officiating. Later friends of the family gathered at the East Bernard United Methodist Church.
Amber was stillborn on June. 1 at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital.
Her survivors, in addition to her parents, are a sister, Brianna Baxter of Rosenberg; grandparents, Winfred and Dorothy Pullin and Larry and Sandra Baxter, all of Rosenberg; great-grandparents, Zula McLeod of Rosenberg, Helen Schultz Suchma of Rosenberg, and William R. “Bob” Baxter of Richmond; aunts, Cheryl Renee Pullin of Stafford and Stacey and Misty Baxter of Rosenberg; uncle, Jeff Pullin of Richmond; among great-aunts and great-uncles, Dorman and Francis Pullin of Caldwell, Nelda and Louis Divin of Wallis and Mary McLeod of Rosenberg.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Lydia Baxter, Milton “Pete” Schultz, Jake A. McLeod and Steve and Dora Belle Pullin; great-uncle, Jimmy Ray Pullin and other relatives.
Arrangements are under the direction of Knesek Funeral Home in Wallis (979) 478-6311.

Amber Elise Pullin
Funeral services for Amber Elise Pullin, infant daughter of Steve and Michelle Pullin of Rosenberg, were pending Monday morning. She was born on June. 1 [2002].
Her survivors, in addition to her parents, are a sister, Brianna Baxter of Rosenberg, and grandparents, Winfred and Dorothy Pullin and Larry and Sandra Baxter, all of Rosenberg.
Arrangements are pending with Knesek Funeral Home in Wallis (979) 478-6311.

AMBER ELISE
I didn’t hear your sweet voice
Or see your sweet smile.
I held you, oh so short a time,
And had to let you go.
Go on to better things and places
We earth-bound souls don’t know.
You are Loved.
You will always be a part of me.
I hold you deep inside my heart.
I see you in my imagination.
I hear you in my dreams.
I feel you in my soul.
You are Loved.
-- Grandmother Pullin

Elaine Louise Talasek
Elaine Louise Talasek, 55, of Matagorda died Wednesday May 29, 2002. She was born April 22, 1947 in Rosenberg, to the late Elijah Louis and Irene Michalec Coker.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin Talasek of Matagorda, daughters and son-in-laws; Kristi and Jean Miller of Bay City, Kimberly Talasek of Bay City, Carol and Billy Gibbs of Rosenberg.
Grandchildren, Hailey Talasek, Kelly, Isbell, Brian, Kevin and Kyle Gibbs.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 1, 2002 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Charles H. Teykl officiating.
Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers include Mark Talasek, Mike Talasek, Pete Talasek, Keith Bowles, Jonathan Talasek and Ted Portier.
Honorary pallbearers include, Bill Rawlings, John Rawlings, Dennis Sbrusch, Randy Michalec, Mike Michalec and Larry Silhavy.
Memorials may be made to The Elaine Talasek Memorial Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, 1801 7th St. Bay City, Texas 77414.
Arrangements by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, (979) 245-4613.

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