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ALICE MARTINEZ PEREZ, 76 passed away into the grace of God 11/19/00. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Arnulfo R. Perez, daughter Rosemary Perez Hill and husband Tom, daughter Linda Perez Gallardo and Fidel Mendoza, daughter Anna Perez Ripley and husband Michael, son Charles Steven Perez and wife Norma, son Ruben Ray Perez and wife Maria, daughter Norman Jean Perez, 28 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, daughter-in-law Diane Perez, sister Lupe Martinez Cisneros and husband Vivian, sister Christine Martinez Villasenor and husband Gilbert, brothers Tony Martinez, Gibert Martinez and David Martinez. Mrs Perez, was preceded into death by her son Arnold F. Perez, sister Santa Martinez Vara and Minerva Martinez Trevino. Funeral services will be held Wednesday November 22, 2000 at 1:00 P.M. in the Main Chapel Of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Interment to follow. A rosay and prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. in the Family Chapel of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home Tuesday evening. 
 
MRS. FRANCES HAJEK of Praha, Texas passed away Monday, November 20, 2000 at the age of 90. Services will be Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Praha, Texas. Rosary will be Tuesday November 21, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Flatonia,Texas. Burial Praha Catholic Cemetery. Minister Rev. Edward Bartsch. Survivors: son Felix Hajek, Jr. of Houston and sister Emma Tucker of Houston, Texas. Preceded in death by parents husband Felix Hajek, Sr. in Nov. 1984 1 sister and 3 brothers. Contributions: St. Mary's Catholic Church Altar Society /KJZT or KJT. 
 
JAMES L. JACKSON, 76, of Houston passed away Nov. 20, 2000 in Houston, he was born in Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 19, 1924. He was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. James was a member of Heritage Presbyterian Church, also a member and former President of the Presbyterian Mens Association. James is survived by his wife Jacqueline N. Jackson, a son Neal L. Jackson, daughters Pamela J. Junker, Michele J. Moore, Melissa J. Gravett and 11 grandchildren. His Memorial Service will be Wed. Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Wayne Eberly officiating at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 7934 Hwy. 6 N. Houston. 
 
SISTER MARY LAMBERT O'MARA, CCVI. died at Villa de Matel Center on November 20, 2000 at 9:35 am. Sister was born on April 16, 1915 the daughter of Mary Derrig and Philip O'Mara in Kilmaine, Co Mayo, Ireland. She entered the Sisters of Charity of if incarnate Word on February 25, 1931 and made Final Profession of Religious Vows on December 8, 1941. Sister served as Nursing Supervisor and Administrator in many of the Congregation's Health Care Centers, namely: Hotel Dieu Hospital, Beaumont, Texas; St. Mary's Hospital, Galveston, Texas; and St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, Texas. She served as administrator of St. Joseph Villa, Salt Lake City, Utah; and as patient representative of St. Mary Medical Center in Long , Beach California and St. Joseph Home, Monroe, Louisiana. Sister also served in St. Mary Home, Lafayette, La; St. Mary Hospital, Port Arthur, Texas; St. Therese Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital in Beaumont, Texas; St. Patrick Hospital, Lake Charles, La.; St. Bernardine Hospital, San Bernardino, California. She is survived by a cousin, Catherine Coyne in New York, Anne Moir in California and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Nora O'Mara in Ireland. Wake service will be held at Villa de Matel Chapel, 6510 Lawndale Ave. Houston, Texas on November 21, 2000 at 5:00p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will also be held at Villa de Matel Chapel on November 22, at 10:30a.m. Interment will be in the adjacent Convent Cemetery. 
 
EDDIE DOUGLAS age 87 died November 17, 2000. Wake: Wednesday, November 22, 2000, 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M. Funeral: Wednesday, November 22, 2000, 11:00 A.M. Both services are at Bellfort 7th Day Aventist Church, 5878 Bellfort. Pastor James O. Best officiating. Interment to follow: Cemetery Beautiful.Services Entrusted to: OSCAR JOHNSON MORTUARY415 Berry Road Houston, Texas 77022 
 
META PAULINE RADEKE FROEHLICH, 91, passed away November 19, 2000. Her husband Benjamin F. Froehlich precedes her in death. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Victor and Lois Froehlich, daughter and son-in-law Lehlia and Weldon Kettler, 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, brother George Radeke, sister-in law Agnes Radeke. Funeral services to be held 2pm Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at St. John Lutheran Church in Cypress, TX. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery-Cypress, TX. 
 
MR. CHARLES J. STEVENS SR, passed away Nov, 17, 2000. Family will receive friends at 8:00p.m. to 10:00 pm. at Johnson Funeral Home Nov. 21, 2000. Funeral Service at Christian Home Missionary B.C. Nov. 22, 2000. 3436 Rosalie 11:00 am. Officiated by Rev. D.R. Jefferson. Interment HOUSTON NATION Cemetery 
 
JOE BARVIN,79 years, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2000. He was preceded in death by his father Sam, mother Rebeca, brother Bob, sister Libby and her husband Meyer Marmis. He is survived by his loving partner in life, his wife Esther, and his children, who will remember him with love: Alan, who played ball with him, Margo,who learned to dance on his toes,and Linn,who shared a business with his father. He is also survived by Alan's wife Christie, grandchildren Grace, Samuel, and Rebeca, sister Dorothy Levy and husband Irving, and sister-in-law Marcia Barvin, Graveside services will be held at Adath Israel, 4714 Airline Drive, at 2:00p.m. on Tuesday, November 21st. The family would like to thank the staff of Alterra Residence on N. Stadium Drive for their wonderful care and concern. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to either the Parkinson Foundation of Harris County, 7457 Harwin, Suite 308, Houston TX 77036-2025, or the Houston Area Parkinson Society, 1475 W. Gray, Suite 175, Houston, TX 77019 
 
MRS. MAE FRANCIS WILLIAMS, Passes October 27, 2000. She is survived by her mother, Ms. Walter Rean Evans, two sons, Shannon Jr., and Jarvis Lynn, a daughter, Carolyn Elaine Patterson, one sister, Brenda Hall, one brother, Charles Gilliam, six grandchildren, Ashley Patterson, Shauni, Krissah, Kanisha, Justin and Lauren Williams, a nephew, Jerry Hall and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation/Wake today 6 to 9pm, Funeral Services, Wednesday, 11AM. All services at Second Calvacade Baptist Church, 6022 Calvacade, Rev. M. L.Anderson, Officiating, Interment at Paradise North Cemetery. 
 
ALICE ANN CASANOVER, 72, passed away November 19, 2000. Beloved wife,mother, and grandmother, she was a child of God and loved by all. Member of Scond Baptist Church of Houston. She is survived by husband of 54 years Wilmer Casanover, they grew up together and grew old together.. Also survived by son: Rex Casanover and wife Laura; grandchildren: Kyle and Kory Casanover; and numerous other relatives and friends, Visitation will be 6:00 p.m.-9:p.m.,Tuesday, November 21, at the Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 22, at the Earthman Resthaven Chapel, 13102 North Freeway. Burial at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. 
 
SYLVIA S. STASNEY,85, passed away November 18, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anton. She is survived by her daughter, Geraldine Volpe, wife of Vince Volpe of Aurora, Illinoise and son Tony, a resident of Houston. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Donna Phillips of Houston, Jane Stasney of Houston, Patricia Holloway of Tomball, Judith Smith of Tomball, Elizabeth McAfee of Phoenix, Diane Garcia of Cumming, Georgia, Debra Volpe of Chicago, Karen Volpe of Chicago and Vince Volpe, Jr. of Chicago; and thirteen great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Sylvia was so fond of all her friends at the St. Francis de Sales Golden Circle, in which she was an officer and active member, as well as the many friends at the Sussex, where she lived for many years, and all her new friends at the Clarewood House, where she had recently resided. Visitation: Earthman Bellaire Chapel, 6700 Ferris, Bellaire 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2000, with a Vigil to follow at, 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at St.Francis de Sales, 8200 Roos Rd. Rev. Joseph Nguyen, Celebrant. Graveside Service: 2:00 p.m. at Praha Catholic Cemetery, Praha, Texas. Rev. Edward Bartsch, Officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Covenant House Texas, 1111 Lovett, Houston, Tx. 77006, or a favorite charity. 
 
BARBARA L. FATHMAN, born July 14, 1931, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 7, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred R. Fathman. She is survived by her daughter, Sheryl A. Green. Brother, Norman P. Calvert; sister, Sarah J. Bales; and friends. Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. 
 
ANNIE RAMIREZ GONZALES, born septe ber 29, 1928 in La Porte, Texas, passed away on November 19, 2000. Annie leaves behind her beloved husband of 50 years, Albert R. Gonzales, Sr. She is survived by sons, Albert R. Gonzales, Jr. and wife Susie, Benny, and Carlos Gonzales. Annie's legacy includes four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren with one on the way. Surviving brothers include Liandro Ramirez and wife Rosalie, Vincent, Ramiro and Gilbert Ramirez. Brothers who will greet her in Heaven are Willie and Armando Ramirez. Sisters left behind include Ninfa Sarabia and husband Gilbert, Josie Torres and husband Nate, Margaret Hughes and husband Mike, Dolores Garcia and husband David. Annie is also survived by brothers-in-law Augustine and Ralph Gonzales. Also surviving are nephews, nieces, uncles, and aunts too numerous to mention. Annie will rejoin her parents Guillermo and Estefana Ramirez in God's Kingdom. She will also meet her departed father and mother-in-law Emanuel and Bernadina Gonzales. Annie was a loving and generous person and will be extremely missed on God's green earth. She loved and was loved. A Vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 21st, Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 22nd, at Resurrection Catholic Church, 915 Zoe Street, Rev. David Cardenas celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.

PATRICIA H. WILLIAMS (nee Hughes) transitioned on Thursday, November 16, 2000 in Columbia, MD. Her husband, Roger, children Laurie and Roger Williams and Kimberly Johnson, daughter-in-law Andrea Seek and grandson Zachary Seek survive Mrs. Williams. Her mother Naomi M. Hughes also survives her. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, November 24 at 11 AM at Grace Baptist Church of Germantown 25 West Johnson Street. For over 10 years Pat was a volunteer at the Houston Area Women s Center. In honor of her commitment to bettering the lives of women and children the family request, that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Pat s memory to: Women Against Abuse, P.O. Box 13758, Philadelphia, PA 19101. Attention: Ursula Doyle. 
 
BILLIE J. DUFFY, 56, went to be with the Lord Monday, November 20, 2000, in Houston. Billie was a member of the Church of Christ in Wink, TX. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Paul V. Duffy; daughters, Melinda Jones, Patricia Nyegaard; sons, Joe Harper and wife Kelly, Mike Duffy; sisters, Dolly May Cantero, Bennie Faye Smith, Patsy Joe Whitstone, Mary Lee Truitt, Helen Ann Lewis, Wanda J. Briggs, Shirlene Hoskins, Linda Nelson; brothers, John W. Singletary, J.R. Leon Singletary; grandchildren, Hollie, Hunter, Hannah, Garrett, Brittany, Kendra, Clint; and numerous other loving family members and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 21, 2000 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Forest Park East Funeral Home. Chapel services will be held Wednesday, November 22,2000, at 3:00 P.M. with entombment following at Forest Park East Cemetery.

CURTIS McNEAL, JR. passed away Thursday, November 30, 2000. He is survived by wife, Thelma McNeal, daughter, Marla Sheppard, son-in-law, Daniel Sheppard, granddaughter, Ashley Sheppard, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was an educator in Houston ISD for many years, serving as an elementary school principal. There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7:00 pm at James Stripling Funeral Home, 1402 Cleburne St. (713) 526-0091. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, 11:00 am at Kingdom Hall on N. MacGregor Way. 
 
Ruby Trixie Tomek, 84, of Pasadena passed away December 4, 2000. Our beloved “Mama” will be greatly missed. She is survived by her two children, Frank Tomek and Gloria Koch; great-granddaughter, Kryndee Moncrief; and great-great-grandson , Steven Allen. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday and Thiursday at Niday Funeral Home. The service will be held 11:00am Friday, December 8, 2000 at Niday Funeral Home with interment following at Forest Park Lawndale12440 Beamer RoadHouston, Texas 77089-5377 
 
Ramiro “Ray” Arreola, 75, died December 3, 2000 in Laredo due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Ray retired in 1991 from M.D. Anderson where he worked in the Maintenance Department. Survivors include his companion, Maria Carmen Hernandez; daughter, Annabelle Herrera of Chicago, IL; son, Ramiro Arreola, Jr. and wife Carmen of Houston; step-daughters, Teresa Hernandez of Houston, Iris Escobar of Houston, Gloria Hernandez of Houston, San Juana Hernandez of Florida; grandchildren, Mark S. Herrera, II and wife Maria Estela, Aileen M. Herrera and husband Edward, Isela Uribe; great grandchildren, Christopher A. Herrera, Melanie M. V. Herrera, Anthony Ray Herrera; great nephews, Jose Antonio Garza, Rogelio Colin Martinez, Jose Carlos Colin Martinez, Gregorio Colin Martinez. An evening service of remembrance will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, December 7th, Forest Park Lawndale. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 8th, Forest Park Lawndale Main Chapel with entombment to follow in Oakview Mausoleum, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. 

ROXANN STARR (nee Suzan Van Vooren) was born May 31, 1959 and left on her final big adventure on November 15, 2000. Roxann's courage was outstanding in her acceptance of Lou Gehrig's Disease. She never lost her sense of humor, her joy for life, or her ability to accessorize or pull pranks. Graveside services will be Saturday, December 9, 2000 at 12:00 noon, Woodlawn Cemetery, 1101 Antoine Drive. Roxann is survived by D.G. Van Vooren, Deborah Miller, Kathy Burrows, Mike Van Vooren, Cynthia Ashabranner and their families and many special friends. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Austin Hospice, 2820 E. MLK Blvd., Austin, TX 78702 or MDA/ALS Research, c/o IBC Bank, P.O. Box 272243, Houston, TX 77277. 
 
BARRY HILL ----Funeral services for Barry Hill, 38, of Spring will be held at 10am, Friday, at Spring Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Eastep, Dr. Forrest Lowry and Rev. Mike Gray officiating. Visitation will be from 5-9pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Houston National VA Cemetery. Officer Hill was a Deputy Sheriff with the Harris County Sheriff's Department and a member of Spring Baptist Church. He was a wonderful husband, father and son. Survived by his loving wife, Cathy; daughters, Lacy & Whitney Hill; Parents, Edward Lynn & Barbara Jean Adkins Hill; grandmother, Helen Adkins; brother, Michael Todd Hill; sister, Barbara Lynn Jackson and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and many fellow law enforcement officers. 
 
ALFRED RODRIGUEZ, SR.Alfred Rodriguez Sr., this life on Monday, December 4, 2000 at the wonderful age of 63. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 7,2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Galveston, with Fr. Frank Fabj, Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will follow services Thursday at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas. A Vigil Service and Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2000, in the Memorial Room of Broadway Funeral Home, Galveston. Mr.Rodriguez's family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening after 4:00 p.m. Mr. Rodriguez is preceded in death by his loving parents, Simon and Ysabel Rodriguez. His legacy as a wonderful and dedicated husband and father will be forever cherished by all who knew him. Alfred was employed at the Black-Eyed Pea and also was a 28 year former employee of Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Alfred touched many lives during his brief but beautiful years on this earth. Most memorable were his many years of service coaching youth sports. Alfred coached youth baseball, basketball, football and Lassie League softball. He especially loved to participate in, and attend, all activities of his children and grandchildren. He never missed an event. Alfred's hugs, kisses and caring, "I love you", will be forever missed, yet always remembered and continued by his family. Alfred is survived by his wife and lifelong love of 40 years, Josephine Rodriguez, and their five children, Alfred Rodriguez, Jr., and wife, Patricia, Josie Ramirez-Kim and husband, Kevin, Simon Rodriguez and wife, Elodia, Cynthia Rodriguez and Eugene Rodriguez. Alfred will be deeply missed by his loving grandchildren, Kathy Rodriguez, Alonzo V.Ramirez, Alfred Rodriguez, III, Andrew J.Ramirez, Ricardo Roa-Rodriguez, Amanda Rodriguez, Alex Rodriguez and Katarina Rodriguez. Alfred will be deeply missed by his closely devoted and loving brothers and sisters, TriniDaniel and husband. Ben George Morales and wife. Gloria. Martha Castillo and husband, Felipe, Manda Hernandez and husband, Marvin, Bias Rodriguez and wife,Effie, Lupe Gutierrez and husband, Jesse and Raymond Rodriguez and wife, Lucy. Pallbearers will be Alfred Rodriguez, Jr Simon Rodriguez, Eugene Rodriguez, Alonzo V. Ramirez, Raymond Rodriguez, Sr., Raymond Rodriguez, Jr., Daniel Hernandez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Paul Juarez, Marvin Hernandez, Ben Daniel, Jesse Gutierrez, Al Ramirez, Joe Reeves, Kevin Kim and George Morales. The Rodriguez Family wishes to extend a whole-hearted thank you to Drs. Sibbitt, Antwi,Morris, Walser,and Wilson as well as, Luisa Hernandez, R.N., and the rest of the staff on 5-C,for their diligent efforts, care and compassion in caring for our father.Broadway Funeral Home5815 Broadway St., Galveston, Texas 77551-4304 
 
MR. DAVID JOSEPH entered into eternal rest on Monday November 27, 2000. Mr. Joseph services will be held at Fairchild Chapel 2603 Southmore. Wake: Wednesday 6-9 PM. Funeral: Thursday 11AM. Interment: VA Cemetery. 
 
VIRGINIA M. HERNANDEZ of Deer Park passed away Monday, December 4, 2000. God has called her and she will now be with family and friends that have gone before her. Mrs. Hernandez was born August 20, 1928 to Reymundo and Juanita Martinez in Houston, Texas. Her family wishes to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff at Columbia Bayshore Medical Center that provided care for her during her illness. Her parents Reymundo and Juanita Martinez, and her son Mario Luis Robledo preceded her in death. Mrs. Hernandez is survived by her husband, Ramon P. Hernandez, her son, Ramon M. Hernandez and his wife Sharon, daughters, Elsa Di. Meo and her husband Gennaro, Rebecca Sanders and Steve Sanders, Bernadette Bittler and husband Bob, Patricia Ramos and husband Roberto, 17 Grandchildren, 4 Great-Grandchildren, sisters, Aurora, Ofelia, Angelita and numerous other family members and friends. Visitation for Mrs. Hernandez will be 6:00-9:00 PM, Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at Grand View Funeral Home. A rosary will be held Wednesday at 7:00 PM. A funeral mass will be held at 1:30 PM, Thursday, December 7, 2000 at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, 2921 Center, Deer Park, Texas. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be made to the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.GRAND VIEW FUNERAL HOME8501 Spencer Hwy Pasadena, Texas 77505(281) 479-6076 
 
MYRANDA RICO, infant daughter, passed away December 2, 2000. Preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: Inosencio T. Alvarez, Sr., and uncle Inosencio T. Alvarez, Jr., aunt: Carol L. Alvarez. Survived by her parents: Salvador & Elva Rico, brother: Salvador Rico, Jr., paternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Guadalupe R. Rico, aunts and uncles: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dominguez, Mr. John G. Alvarez, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rico and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rico and numerous cousins. Visitation: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2000 with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m., at the Earthman Resthaven Chapel,13102 North Frwy., Houston, TX. Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at the Earthman Resthaven Chapel. Interment: Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. 
 
FRANK G. KOVALSKI, born September 17, 1919 in San Antonio, passed away on December 3, 2000 in Houston. He was a salesman in the wholesale furniture industry for 49 years. He is survived by his loving wife: Eugenia Kovalski, daughter Louise Kovalski, sister: Elsie Bienek & husband Clem, nieces: Sherilyn Ann Vogel & husband Bill, Mary Joyce Sulaica & husband Gerard. A Funeral Mass will be conducted on Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at St. Albert of Trapani Catholic Church, at 10:00 AM. Visitation will be at Brookside Memorial Park. Father Joseph Manapuram will officiate. 
 
BECKIE EILEEN MATTHEWS, 29, passed away December 3, 2000. She is survived by son: Kyle Prindes; parents: Robert and Judy Matthews; sisters: Julie Kelly and husband John and Brandie Norris and husband Donald; fiance: Terry Williams; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. Funeral Service to be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2000 in Earthman Resthaven Chapel, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, TX. Interment: Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.


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