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Jewell Louise Peters
Jewell Louise Peters, 58, died Sunday afternoon, September 3, 2000 in Galveston. Born May 26, 1942 in Holland, Texas, Mrs. Peters had been a resident of Texas City for most of her life. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, had owned and operated Louise's Beauty Shop, and had worked as a checker at Stop-N-Go convenience store for many years. Her father, Barney Kelley, and her brother, Glenn Kelley, preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Milton "Pete" Peters; son, Carl Allen Peters of Texas City; daughter and son-in-law, Kelley and Jeff Stocker of Texas City; mother, Mrs. Lee Kelley of Texas City; sisters, Sandra Stanley of La Marque, Sherry Martin of Texas City, and Marcy Ray of Millsap; brothers, Garry Kelley of Conroe, and Warren "Bubba" Miller of La Marque; grandchildren, Ashley Luna, Paul Luna and Mariah Stocker; and a host of other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 AM Wednesday in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Reverend Joe Gallaway officiating. Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Michael Gogle, Ron Gogle, Glen Kelley, J.J. Kelley, Ricky Kelley, and Warren Miller. Friends may call from 5 - 8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, 925-3501.

Camilla Patane
Surrounded by her four daughters, Camilla Patane, age 78, died peacefully at her residence on the morning of August 30, 2000. She was born in Apalachicola, Florida, on July 15, 1922. She moved to Galveston in 1941. She and her husband, Bastiano, owned and operated Patane's Food Market on 9th Street for nearly 25 years. She dedicated her life to her faith and her family. Camilla was a member of Sacred Heart Church and served in many ministries throughout her life: room mother, bazaar booth chair, Sacred Heart Altar Society, and volunteer for a short term clerical support group. She enjoyed her membership in the Galveston San Giovanni Italian-American Association. The center of her joy was participating and supporting her daughters and grandchildren in all of their endeavors. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bastiano Patane, her parents, Pietro and Grazia Grillo, and her sister, Josephine Grillo Castorina. She is survived by her loving daughters and their families, Margaret Patane Smith and her husband Patrick of Missouri City; Grace Patane Mansfield and her husband Rick, Monica Patane Ott and her husband Danny; and Jo Ann Patane Jones and her husband Greg, all of Galveston Island. She was blessed with eleven grandchildren: Ricky A. Mansfield of Houston; Julie Mansfield Clay and her husband Jade of Missouri City; Mark Smith of Missouri City; Elise Ott; Katherine Jones; Jessica Jones; Adam Jones; Peter Jones; Nicholas Jones; Rachel Jones; and Sara Jones; all of Galveston Island. Camilla is also survived by her devoted brother Joe Grillo and her sister-in-law Edna Grillo. Camilla will be missed by her sisters-in-law: Dominica Patane D'Ambra, Anna Patane, Lena Patane Strickland, and brother-in-law and wife Tony and Rosetta Patane, all of Galveston Island; numerous nieces and nephews, and godchildren. She rejoined her departed Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 1, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Frank Fabj as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors after 5:30 PM, Thursday, August 31, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. Camilla chose the following to serve as her pallbearers Ricky A. Mansfield, Mark Smith, Alfio Castorina, Troy Locklin, Anello D'Ambra, Jr., Jade Clay, Joseph Patane, and Sal Arcidiacono. She also chose as honorary pallbearers: Tony Patane, Joe D'Ambra, Sr., John D'Ambra, Dr. Anello D'Ambra, Johnny Patane, Venerino Castorina, and Ugo Greco. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Eric Walser, Dr. Emil Miskovsky, Dr. James Newman, and Camilla's special angel, Monica O'Donohoe, Physician's Assistant. We also extend our gratitude to the Bernard and Bunny Ott family. Camilla requested that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice Care Team, 1708 Amburn, Suite C, Texas City, Texas 77591, or to the charity of your choice.

Timothy G. Okey
Timothy G. Okey, 44, died Tuesday, August 28, 2000 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are pending with Community Funeral Home of Galveston, Texas.

Henry B. Mantzel, Sr.
Henry B. Mantzel, Sr., 80, of Galveston died Sunday, August 27, 2000 at John Sealy Hospital. He was born January 7, 1920 in Galveston, Texas to Henry and Kate Mantzel. A lifelong Galvestonian, he served in the U. S. Infantry in WWII earning his honorable discharge. He worked for Monsanto Chemical Company for 36 years as a Heavy Equipment Operator retiring in 1985 after 36 years of dedicated service, having survived the Texas City Explosion in April of 1947. Mr. and Mrs. Mantzel were avid car racing fans and traveled the U.S. to pursue their hobby. Preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Barbara Ann Stockfleth, Mr. Mantzel is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mildred Ruth Mantzel of Galveston; son, Henry B. Mantzel, Jr. of Pasadena; six grandchildren, Lisa Meyer and husband, Danny, Bobby Stockfleth and wife, Laureen, Henry Bruce Mantzel, III, Randy Stockfleth, Leslie Blacketer and husband, Charles, Shannon McLaren and husband, Mickey; sixteen great grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston, Texas with Rev. Ron Walters, officiating.

Tiffani Elizabeth Puentes
Tiffani Elizabeth Puentes, 9 days old, died Saturday, August 19, 2000 at John Sealy Hospital. Tiffani was born August 10, 2000 in Galveston, Texas. She is survived by her parents, Eric Puentes and Earline King of Galveston; sisters, Victoria and Angela Puentes of Galveston; grandparents, Angela King of Galveston, Johnny Puentes and Tonya Beams of La Marque, Harvey King and Jeanne Middleton of The Woodlands and Jackie Bolton of Texas City. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston, Texas with Rev. Arnold Morton, officiating. Grave side services will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Donald Flanagan, Dennis Hartman , Freddie L. King and Carlos Tijerina.

Angelia Diann Stewart Phillips
Angelia Diann Stewart Phillips, 27, died Saturday evening in Texas City. Born January 29, 1973 in Corpus Christi, Mrs. Phillips had been a resident of Hitchcock for 18 years, previously of East Texas. She had been employed at Altair Strickland for two years, as well as a former Galveston County Sheriff's Deputy. She was also a 1991 graduate of Dickinson High School, a 4-H member, a member of the ROTC, and the Galveston County Sheriff's Department Explorer Program. Her mother, Charlene Stewart, preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Charles "Bubba" Phillips II; father, Jim Stewart of San Leon; daughters, Sharrlotte Marie Stewart of Rio Hondo, Rachael Lynn Phillips and Amanda Smith, both of Hitchcock; son, Patrick Bailey of Post Falls, Idaho; grandparents, Samuel and Mina Montoya of Caldwell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura and Joe Holmes of Post Falls, Idaho, Donna and Pat Stephens of Houston, and Lisa Stewart; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Mr. Marcelo Hinojosa officiating. Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Russell Acord, Vic Covey, Sam Millsaps, Kelly Phillips, Pat Stephens, and Randy Stephens. Honorary casketbearers will be John Arnold, James Smikal, and Roger Smikal. Friends may call from 5 - 9 PM Tuesday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, 925-3501. Those who wish may make memorials in the form of donations to the Christopher Reeves Foundation, 500 Morris Avenue, Springfield, New Jersey, 07081

Thomas Morgan
Thomas Morgan, 58, of Texas City died on Thursday, August 17, 2000 at Columbia-Mainland Center Hospital in Texas City. He was born November 18, 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was a member of the League City Masonic Lodge 1053 AF and AM. He also belonged to the plumber and pipefitter union. He is survived by his wife Lydia Morgan of Texas City; three daughters Sharon Morgan of Houston, Jennifer Morgan of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Michelle Tull of Texas City; two sons Kenneth Morgan of Rosharon and Mark Moreno of Texas City; sisters Donnella Cole and Margaret Mitchum of Shreveport; Joanne Click of Floresville, Texas; brother Philip Morgan of Keithsville, Louisiana; grandchildren Laura Hoff, Brent Hoff, Thomas A Morgan, Ashley Tull, Muri Moreno and Donald Tull IV. Visitation will be Saturday, August 19, 2000 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Masonic services will be Sunday, August 20 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Forest Park East in Webster. Pallbearers will be Kenneth W. Morgan, Mark Moreno, Donald Tull III, Christopher Latham, Dennis "Roster" Martin and Cliff Cridland; alternate pallbearers are Ronny Boman and Beau Freeman. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. We will miss you.

Darrell Leonard Morrow
Darrell Leonard Morrow, 48, of Galveston died Friday, August 11, 2000 at his residence. He was born September 8, 1951 in Galveston, Texas to George and Hazel Pearce Morrow. He was well known for his expertise as an Air Conditioning Technician working in that field until his untimely death. He was a master in the art of creating neon signs and while he has much of his work displayed in Galveston businesses, his work is recognized statewide. He was known for his willingness to help others and was always first to help in any case of need. An avid racing fan he could be found watching the races on TV and enjoying the company of his friends. Preceded in death by his Mother, Mr. Morrow is survived by his father, George Leonard Morrow of Galveston; sister, Georgia Strain and husband, Dwight of Galveston and Cheryl Morrow of Boise, Idaho; nieces, Dana Greer of Haiku, Hawaii, Kristen Thomason and Shelley Strain both of Galveston; nephews, John and Brook Strain both of Galveston; numerous other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston, Texas with Deacon Weldon Currington, officiating. Grave side services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Einar Thorsen, Steve Johnson, George Pena, Raymond Lewis, Gene DeLaTorre and Sergio Gonzalez.

Gomez Jacinto Ramos Acosta, Sr.
Gomez Jacinto Ramos Acosta, Sr., 87, died Friday, August 11, 2000 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. He was born December 7, 1912 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was retired as a Merchant Marine after many years of dedicated service. He enjoyed watching TV and shopping and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Preceded in death by his parents, and wife Tomasa Acosta, Mr. Acosta is survived by his daughter, Elarcosa E. Acosta of Galveston; sons, Gomes E. Acosta, Jr. of Japan and Nicolas E. Acosta of Galveston; 6 granddaughters in the Philippines; grandson, James E. Acosta of Galveston and many, many friends. Rosary and Vigil for the Deceased Service to be at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, Galveston, Texas. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Monday, August 14 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

David Daniel Nelson
David Daniel Nelson, 44, of La Marque died Saturday, August 5, 2000 in Galveston. He was born September 14, 1955 in Galveston. David was a loving son and brother, was self-employed as a commercial fisherman for twenty years; a La Marque High School graduate, woodcrafter; artist and landscaper. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock. He is survived by his mother Mary Perez and husband Gene of Galveston; father Dan Nelson and wife Mary Lynn of Friendswood; one daughter Danielle Maria Nelson of Indiana; three sisters and brothers-in-law Valencia and Antonio Reyes of Bacliff; Mary and Glenn Gillaspia, Jr. of La Marque; Juli and Ahmad Sinainejad of Dickinson; one aunt Sylvia Patapoff of California; one uncle Armando and wife Tommie Morales of Houston; great uncle Ruben Chapa of La Marque; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Antonio Reyes, Glenn Gillaspia, Ahmad Sinainejad, Jeffry Schurwon, Amando Morales and Steven M. Mayes, II; alternates Eddie Chambers and Joe Chambers; honorary pallbearer Ruben Chapa.

James M. Gray
James M. Gray, 74, of Galveston, passed away on his birthday, Sunday, May 21, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. He was born May 21, 1926, in San Francisco, California. He was a resident of Galveston since early childhood. He attended Sacred Heart, St. Patrick's and Kirwin High School. He graduated from the University of Houston with a BBA in Business Administration. He was a Veteran of World War II, with service in the U. S. Navy. He participated in at least two invasions of war in the Pacific, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and took part in the occupation of Japan. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad, Todd Shipyards, and the Galveston Daily News. He also worked in the International Office at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston until his retirement in 1990. James is survived by his wife, Mary Gray, of Galveston; sons, William Gray, of Austin, TX; John Gray, of Houston; James Gray, of Houston; and Michael Gray, of Houston; sister, Patricia Peoples and husband, W.J., of LaMarque; brother, Jerry Gray, of Galveston; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 27, 2000, at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica with Fr. Gerald Lewis, SVD officiating. Burial will follow the service at Forest Park East Cemetery in League City. Visitation will begin after 5:00 PM, Friday, May 26, 2000, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Abel Garza, Adam Ewert, MD, Ronnie Rodriguez, Roy Smith, Pete Peterson, and Thomas Lera. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica.

Ruth Elizabeth Albert
Ruth Elizabeth Albert, 82, died Sunday, February 25, 2001, at UTMB Hospital in Galveston. Born September 14, 1918, in Dubuque, Iowa, Miss Albert was a lifelong member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years to many generations and served the church on numerous committees in various capacities. She worked for Galveston County for 20 years and then went to work for UTMB's Department of Psychiatry from which she retired in the 1980s. Ruth was a member of the Galveston Kennel Club and the owner and trainer of championship Sulukies. Miss Albert was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. Victor and Laura Young Albert; her sister and brother-in-law, Dr. Hartwig Mossand Loretta Albert Adler; and her nephew, Jason Adler Clotworthy. She is survived by her niece, Laura Adler Clotworthy, and husband, Dr. John Octave; nephew, David Victor Adler, and wife, Yvonne Sandoz Adler, all of Metairie, Lousisiana; nephew, Michael Jacob Adler of New Orleans, Louisiana; and four great nieces: Corinne Florence Clotworthy, Emily Ruth Adler, Margaret Sandoz Adler, and Elizabeth Simmons Adler. A celebration of life will be held at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2415 Avenue G, on Saturday, March 3rd. The family will receive visitors at 9:30 AM, and the service will begin at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Pat Patterson
Pat Patterson, 88, born February 16, 1912 in Mooreville, Texas, a long time Baytown resident and Humble/Exxon retiree passed away at his retirement home in Galveston (Moody House) on Friday, February the 23, 2001. Mr. Patterson is survived by his daughter Julia Retz and her husband Radm W. A. Retz of Media, Pennsylvania, grandson, Mark Rogers and his wife Lisa of Houston, granddaughter Alyse Reavis and her husband David of Greenville, Texas and great grandsons Aaron and Matthew Reavis of Greenville. His brother Carl resides in Harrison, Arkansas. Pat Patterson was employed at the Humble refinery in Baytown for 35 years. He began his career in the units and finished as a safety engineer, retiring in 1972. He and his wife Hallie moved to Galveston in 1984 where he was very active in the life of Moody House (Edgewater Methodist Retirement Community), especially the Jubilee Singers. He was known for his fairness and equal loving treatment of everyone with whom he came in contact. In his retirement years his hobby as a clockmaker and woodworker helped many people. Pat was a member of St Marks Methodist Church and the Baytown Lions Club. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1939. Services will be held at Moody House in Galveston on Monday at 1:00 PM. A viewing will be held at Earthman Funeral Home on Garth Road, Baytown on Monday from 4 PM - 7 PM. Interment and graveside services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at Memory Gardens with Rev. Ray Pinard officiating.

Ethel Robb
Ethel Robb died Sunday, February 18, 2001 at Spring Branch Health Care Center in Spring Branch, Texas. Arrangements are pending with Community Funeral Home of Galveston, Texas.

Gabriel J. Martinez
Gabriel J. Martinez, 74, of Galveston died Thursday, February 15, 2001 at his residence. He was born March 6, 1926 in Galveston, Texas to Gilbert and Guadalupe Flores Martinez. He served in the U. S. Army during WW II receiving his honorable discharge. A loving and generous man, he was known for his sense of humor always trying to make those around him smile. Preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Marion J. Martinez, who passed away July 27, 2000, Mr. Martinez is survived by his sisters, Mary Alice Salas and husband, Cuathemo of San Antonio and Frances Horn of Galveston; niece, Marie Y. Grable of Houston; numerous other nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston, Texas with Father Joseph Rigali, O.F.M., officiating. Graveside services will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be members and friends of the family. The family would like to express their thanks to the Hospice Care Team of Texas City for their constant and dedicated care and attention during Mr. Martinez's illness. Memorials may be sent to Hospice Care Team, 1708 N. Amburn, Texas City, Texas 77591-2436.

Frank Ortiz
Frank Ortiz, 82, of Galveston, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2001, at UTMB Hospital. was born March 25, 1918, in Auguascalientes, Mexico. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. He was the owner and operator of Ortiz Tailors for over 55 years until his retirement in 1995. Frank and Blanche traveled extensively in their business, creating clothing and costumes for some for the most prominent celebrities in the world. He was a resident of Galveston since 1945 and was of the Catholic faith. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Blanche Ortiz, of Galveston, Texas; sister, Mary Davila Osgood, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; beloved cousin, Charles Vasquez, of Galveston; sisters-in-law Aurora Nelson and Minerva Medina of Galveston; brothers-in-law Arthur Garza and his wife, Joyce, of Galveston; and Ernest Garza and his wife, Gloria, of Texas City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 14th,at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Frank Fabj and Fr. Gerald Lewis as co-celebrants. Entombment will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Mausoleum in Galveston. The family will receive visitors after 5:00 PM, Tuesday, February 13th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Honorato Medina, III, Robert L. Medina, Stephen Garza, Jeffrey Garza, Brian Garza, and Kenneth Garza. Honorary pallbearers will be E. H. Thornton, Bill Burnett,Dr. John M. Wallace, Dr. George Rick Stouffer, Dr. John Schmedte, Dr. William Jacob, Dr. Joh T. Mader, Dr. Jason Calhoun, and Dr. Burke Evans. The family would like to offer their profound thanks to the caring physicians and staff at UTMB, and particularly to the team at the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy program for their special warm attention. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Allan Cunningham Pagan, Jr.
Allan Cunningham Pagan, Jr., 69, died Saturday, February 10, 2000 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. He was born March 26, 1931 in Houston, Texas to Allan and Elizabeth Pagan. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado. He retired as Drafting Manager with the architectural firm of Ellisor Engineering of Houston, Texas after many years of service. Preceded in death by his parents and daughters, Deborah L. Pagan and Gloria Pagan, Mr. Pagan is survived by his brothers, John Shaw Pagan and wife, Shirley of Corpus Christi, Charles Humphreys Pagan and wife, Irene of San Miguel, Mexico and Robert Young Pagan and wife, Sharon of Galveston; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at Forest Park Lawndale Chapel of Angels, 6900 Lawndale, Houston, Texas with Rev. C. Kern Huff officiating. Graveside services will follow. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until service time at the chapel under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston. Pallbearers will be members of the family and friends. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 20448, Houston, Texas 77225-0448.

John D. "Buddy" Mullen
John D. "Buddy" Mullen, 79, of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2001,at UTMB hospital. Buddy was born December 25, 1921, in Galveston, Texas. He attended Galveston public schools until he left high school to enlist in the United States Navy, during World War II. After faithfully serving his country, he returned to Galveston to work in the family business, Henry's Bookstore, until its closure. For the next 25 years, he worked for Todd's Shipyard until his retirement. In his later years, Buddy enjoyed walking through Randall's visiting with the employees and his many friends. However, his true passion in life was his active interest and involvement in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Buddy also had a very colorful career as a long time sports official. He was a lifetime member of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Southwest Football Officials Association. He will be remembered for the many lives he touched in his 47 years as a baseball, basketball, and football official. He was a real sports enthusiast, continuing to be actively involved with the Ball High School Athletic Program, as well as the Galveston Central Little League until his death. Preceded in death by his father, James S. Mullen, mother, Helen F. Mullen, brother, Henry "Sonny" Mullen, and sister Helen "Sissie" Rice. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Maxine Ray Mullen, sister-in-law, Gladys Mullen, of Dickinson, Texas, son Danny Mullen and wife Susan, of Abilene, Texas, daughter, Dyann Polzin and husband Robin, of Galveston, Texas, son George Mullen, of The Woodlands, Texas, and daughter Mary Lee Maxwell and husband Harry, of Galveston, Texas. Seven grandchildren, Kristen, Leslie, and Jay Mullen, Douglas and Hailey Polzin, and Stephen and Stephanie Maxwell, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 5,at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenny Parr officiating. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. The family will receive visitors from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 4, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Robin and Douglas Polzin, Harry and Stephen Maxwell, and Noah and Scott Rice. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Herauf, Sr., Woody Roy, James Incalcatera, Tom Walters, Harry Maxwell, Sr., Wendell Ray, and Ronnie Herrin. The family would like to thank Dr. William Peterek and his staff for their medical advice, patience and care over the years. A special thanks to Dr. Carlos Meza and the 4th floor MICU staff at UTMB for their excellent care, dedication and continued support during his final days. Memorials may be sent to the Galveston Central Little League, P.O. Box 3082, Galveston, Texas, 77553.

Earl Franklin "Pete" Nash, Sr.
Earl Franklin "Pete" Nash, Sr., 86, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at his residence in Galveston, Texas. He was born October 23, 1914 in Apalachicola, Florida to John and Sadie Williams Nash. He was owner, operator of Nash's Bait Stand on Boddeker Road at the East end of Seawall Boulevard for 41 years. He was also owner and operator of the Texas #7 and Boat David shrimp and oyster boats for many years. He devoted his life to his family and business. Preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Earl F. Nash, III, sister, Rosalee Whitehead and brothers, Henry Nash and John W. Nash, Mr. Nash is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Nash of Galveston; daughter, Sarah Bynum of Galveston; sons, John E. Nash of Texas City and Earl F. Nash, Jr. of Galveston; granddaughters, Lydia Fillip, Meghann Nash and Renee Nash; grandsons, Harry Fillip, Jr. and David Nash; sisters, Ardelle Harper of Florida and Pinkie Barfield of Nederland, Texas; brothers, Carl Nash of Alabama and Oliver Nash of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many, many friends. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 26, 2001 at Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Texas with Deacon Tommy Hunter, officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 25, 2001 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston, Texas with a Prayer Vigil to be held at 7:00 pm. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Sickler, Jerry Flannigan, Tony Gray, Mike Fields, John Flores, Alton Chandler and Roy Napoli, Sr. The family wishes to thank Mary Hock and Harriet for their dedicated care of Mr. Nash during his illness.

Charles Ewell McQuain
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Charles Ewell McQuain, 82, died Sunday, January 14, 2001 at his residence in Galveston, Texas. Mr. McQuain is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara McQuain of Galveston; sister, Wanda McElhannon of Arlington, Virginia; niece, Dru Gahagan and husband, Jon of Maryland and a niece and nephew of Rochester, New York. Private graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2001 at Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston, Texas with Rev. James O. Bauman officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston.

James Frank Martin, Jr.
James Frank Martin, Jr., 83, passed away Friday, January 12, 2001 after a long illness. He was a fourth generation Galvestonian, born April 24, 1917 to Kathryn Elise Nordhauser and James Frank Martin. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Myra Lide Martin and their three children; Myra Martin Dubach and husband George Dubach of Lucerne, Switzerland; Carol Martin Drum of Iowa City, Iowa; Dr. W. Allen Martin and wife Debra Martin of Tyler, Texas. He was the proud grandfather of six grandchildren, Erica Dubach Spiegler, Marc Dubach, Joshua Drum, Alexander Drum, Zachary Martin and Michelle Martin. Mr. Martin was a third generation member of Trinity Episcopal Church. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic bodies including El Mina Shrine Temple, Harmony Lodge and the International Supreme Council of DeMolay. After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he returned to Galveston to manage the family business. The business, Allen's Complete Garage, was part of the Galveston community for over 50 years. In 1961, he became a Residential Real Estate Broker. He served on the boards of the Galveston, the Texas and the National Real Estate Organizations. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, January 14, 2001 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2216 Ball, Galveston, Texas. Following the service, the family will greet friends in Eaton Hall.

Octavia Colucci Richardson
Malloy & Son Funeral Home
Octavia Colucci Richardson, 88, passed away the evening of Saturday, January 6, 2001 during a short hospital stay. Tava was born in Galveston, Texas, on August 2, 1912, to Amarigo and Patrina Giusti Colucci. She attended school and lived in Galveston all her life. She was married to J. A. Richardson at St. Patrick's Church, where she was a lifelong member. She is preceded in death by her husband, J. A. Richardson, and her sister, Irma Marie Piperi. Tava is survived by her nephews, Adrian J. Piperi and his wife, Carole, of Montgomery, Texas; Ronald A. Piperi and his wife, Modie, of Houston, Texas; her grandnieces and grandnephews, Cynthia Piperi Hughes and her husband, T. M. Hughes, III, MD; Ronald D. Piperi and his wife, Melonee Piperi; Stephanie A. Piperi York and her husband, Greg York, Ph.D.; Nicole Piperi, and Adrian J. Piperi, Jr., and is wife, Elizabeth Piperi, all of Houston, Texas; Michelle Piperi Board of Austin, Texas; and Renee Piperi Knight and her husband, Preston Knight, DDS, of Corpus Christi, Texas. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 9th,at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will follow the service at Old Catholic Cemetery, 40th & K in Galveston. The family will receive visitors on the evening of Monday, January 8th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Ronald D. Piperi, Adrian J. Piperi,Jr., Dr. T. M. Hughes, Dr. Preston Knight, and Dr. Greg York.

Armandina Morales
Armandina Morales, 91, passed away January 6, 2001 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. She was born August 26, 1909 in Allende, Mexico to Freddie and Elvira Rodriguez Santos. She moved to Texas at an early age, married and raised her family with dedication and love. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of Galveston. Preceded in death by her parents, one sister, two brothers and her husband, Juan Morales, Sr., Mrs. Morales is survived by her daughter, Armandina Locke and husband, Dwayne of Galveston; sons, Johnny Morales, Jr. and wife Cindy of Galveston, Jose Frederico Morales and wife, Donna of Indiana and Robert Morales and wife Leticia of Friendswood; granddaughters, Donna Jean, Liz, Emily, Kelley, Kristen and Terrie; grandsons, Ricky, Johnny, III, Donald, Jr., Frederick and Brian; great granddaughters, Hailey, Kaitlyn and Isabel; great grandsons, Johnny, IV and Corey; sister, Diana Navejar of Pleasanton, Texas; brother, Abe Santos and wife, Alice of Galveston; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home Galveston with Father John N. LaBauve, S.V.D. officiating. Entombment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at the funeral home with a Vigil Service to be held at 6:30 pm with Deacon John Pistone officiating. Pallbearers will be Donald King, Jr., Frederick King, Ricky Morales, Johnny Morales, III, Brian Morales and Scott Weaver.

Rose Traverso Nelson
Rose Traverso Nelson, 94, of Galveston, passed away Thursday, January 04, 2001, at UTMB Hospital. Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, January 6th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Frank Fabj officiating. Burial will follow the services at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors after 5:00 PM, Friday, January 5th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM. Rose was born December 22, 1906, in Galveston, Texas, and was a lifelong resident of the island. She was a 1926 graduate of Ursuline Academy and she retired from Prudential Insurance Company. She was of the Catholic faith. Rose is preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph J. Nelson; brothers, Daniel and Peter Traverso; and her aunt and uncle, Anne and Louis Bunde. Rose is survived by her nephew, Daniel Traverso and his family; and cousins, Sadye Dudley, Marilyn Royer, Lou Ann Bruck, Rosemary Bossow, Charles Maxwell, and David Brown; godchild, Deborah Millender; and numerous other relatives; and her special friends, Christine Vucanovich, Belle Esders, and Tommy Barham. Pallbearers will be David Brown, Edwin N. Dudley, Harry V. Dudley, Sr., Harry V. Dudley, Jr., Christopher Maxwell, Charles W. Maxwell, Jr., Charles W. Maxwell, III, Stephen Perich, and Matthew Seymour.

Anthony Matijevich, Sr.
Anthony Matijevich, Sr., 93, of La Marque, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at St. John's Hospital in Nassau Bay, Texas. He was born October 10, 1907 in Zablace, Yugoslavia. He was a resident of Galveston County for over 75 years. He owned and operated Matijevich Floor Covering. He was a past president of the Galveston Lions Club in 1955, a member of the Serra Club, a 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Kirwin Council #787, a member of the Men's Club of St. Patrick Catholic Church, and was an avid bowler. Anthony was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great-grandfather. He was also cherished by his many nieces and nephews. Anthony is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Matijevich; brother, Steve Matijevich; and sister, Vera Quaternik. He is survived by his daughters, Shirley A. Sanderson, of Galveston; Catherine (Candy) Fickessen, of Galveston; son, Anthony Matijevich, Jr., and wife, Patricia Jo, of La Marque; grandchildren: Deborah Tatlow, Lori Higley, Mark Matijevich, Matthew B. Stanich, Keith Fickessen, and Kyle Fickessen; eight great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, January 5th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father John Paul Flajole, OFM, officiating. Burial will follow the services at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors after 5:00 PM, Thursday, January 4th,at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Keith Fickessen, Kyle Fickessen, Leo Stanich, Matt Stanich, Steve Matijevich, and Clarence Cantini. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert DiBella and Boomer Marinelli. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the nurses on the 3rd floor at St. John's Hospital in Nassau Bay for the special care they gave to Mr. Matijevich, and also to the St. Joseph Hospice, 1919 LaBranch, Houston, Texas 77002, for their loving care and attention.

Charles Henry Marquer
Charles Henry Marquer, 79, of Galveston, passed away Monday, December 25, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, Texas. Charles was born March 24, 1921, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a resident of Galveston for over 50years and was of the Catholic faith. He retired from the A. R. A. with over 20 years of service as a salesman. He was veteran of the United States Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict, being awarded the Purple Heart during his service in World War II. Charles is preceded in death by his wife, Erna and son, Gregory. He is survived by his sons, Daniel Marquer and wife, Maria, of Houston; Werner Marquer and wife, Marlene, of Hitchcock; sisters, Lore Ray Healey, of Galveston; and Dolores Berry, of Galveston; brothers,Joseph Marquer, of Hockley; Eugene Marquer, of Galveston; August Marquer, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Oscar Foreman, of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren: Lynda Myhaver, Brenda Smith, Miguel Marquer, Anna Marquer, Christopher Marquer, and Steven Marquer; great grandchildren Avery Smith, Hannah Myhaver, and Damon Marquer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Friday, December 29, 2000, at St. Mary's Cathedral with Father Gerald Lewis officiating. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock. The family will receive visitors after 5:00 PM, Thursday, December 28, 2000, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM. Pallbearers will be Werner Marquer, Danny Marquer, Miguel Marquer, Christopher Marquer, Steven Marquer, and Anna Marquer.

Othello Rankin
Othello Rankin, 82, died Monday, December 11, 2000 at North East Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Chapel services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at Forest Park East Cemetery Chapel in Webster, Texas. Mrs. Rankin was born January 12, 1918, in Seadrift, Texas to John and Jesse Lee Hogue Coward. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, devoting her life to the care of her family. Preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Virginia "Ginger" I. Rankin Mrs. Rankin is survived by her husband, Calvin H. Rankin; sons, Gene H. Rankin and wife, Bobbie and Rickie Rankin and wife, Amy; grandchildren, David Hunter, Brett Hunter, Michelle Edwards, Nancy Kay Rankin, James Rankin, Greg Rankin, Patrick Rankin and Veronica Rankin; brothers, Fred Coward and Dubb Coward; sister, Ruby Miller; ex-daughter-in-law, Kay Gard-Gonzales; numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be grandsons, James M. Rankin, Greg Rankin, Patrick Rankin, David Hunter, Brett Hunter and Garrett Hunter.


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