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JOYCE SANDERS PALMER, passed away Tuesday, February, 6, 2001. She retired from Exxon Company, U.S.A. in 1985 after 47 years of service. Visitation:6:oo-8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2001 at Earthman Hunters Creek Chapel 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2001 at Earthman Hunters Creek Chapel. Interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery 13102 North Freeway. Houston, Tx.

JOSEPH "MISSISSIPPI” RANDALL, 87, passed away Monday, February 5, 2001 in Pasadena, Texas. Mr. Randall retired from Hughes Tool Company after many years of service, he also lived in Houston for over 60 years. He is survivied by his children, JoAnn Winn, Buddy Randall, Wanda Smith, and Pat Wood; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl La Vigne and Wilma Green; brother, Homer Randall. Funeral services will be held at 2:00p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2001 at the Forest Park Lawndale Family Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

RUFUS CLARENCE (R.C) COLEMAN, 78, passed away Wednesday, February 07, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Vivian; four sons, John Ronald Coleman and wife Carolyn, Robert Ray, Carl Wayne and David Lee Coleman; three daughters, Patricia Carol Bradberry and husband Phil, Janice Sue Brent and husband Teddy and Barbara Chitrit and husband Teddy and Barbara Chritrit and husband Isaac;, 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, James Henry Lee and wife Patricia; and two sisters, Johnnie Hoce and Dorothy Weeks and husband Edward. R. C. was in the Boilermakers Union #74 for over 50 years and will be missed by many. Visitation will take place Friday, February 9, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Pasadena Funeral Chapel. Private graveside services will take place Saturday, February 10, 2001 at Rabon Chapel Cemetery, Conroe, Texas.

MINDY L. HINOJOSA, Mindy was called home to be with Lord and Savior February 6, 2001 after a long battle with cancer. Born January 27, 1982 She is survived by her Mother Cindy and Husband Edward Andrisek of La Marque, Father Oscar Hinojosa and Wife Diane of Houston, Grandmothers Dorothy Chanler of La Marque and Carmon Hinojosa of Galveston, Sister Natalie Young of Dickinson, Laurie Hinojosa of Houston, Step-Sister and Brother Amy and Tony Andrisek of Galveston, Niece Taylor Young of Dickinson, and her True love Paul Tompkins of Friendswood, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Mindy graduated in 2000 from Bay Area Christian School in League City where she had so many friends who kept her supported with their love and prayers. The family would like to thank all our family, friends and co-workers for their love, prayers, and understanding during these difficult times. Visitation will at Forest Park East Funeral Home Thursday February 8, 2001 from 5-8 p.m. Chapel service will be held Friday February 9,2001 at 11 a. m. at Forest Park East Funeral Home.

LUTFI ABID RUKAB died Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 84. He was born on January 7, 1916 in Ramallah, Palestine to Abid Mousa Rukab and Sarah Rafidi Rukab. He serves as a sergeant in the United States Army during WWII receiving a Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and an American Defense Service Medal. Lutfi is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Leila Jadallah Rukab; his children, Albert, Ricky, Linda and Lorraine; 14 grandchildren; and 2 greatgrandchildren.b Friends are invited to visitation with the family from 5 until 7 o'clock in the evening on Thursday, February 8, 2001 in the chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, followed by a followed by a trisagion at 7 o'clock. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 o'clock in the morning on Friday, February 89, 2001 at St. George Orthodox Church, 3505 Bissonnet. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Father John Salem will be officiating.

ORIE DAVID VARVEL passed away Feb. 6, 2001. Mr. Varvel is survived by his wife Shirley Lea Varvel, four sons, two brothers and two sisters, one sister-in-law, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation is 4-9 pm Thursday Feb. 8 at Pace-Stancil in Cleveland. The service will be held at Rural Shade Baptist Church Friday Feb. 9, at 2:00 pm. Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas 281-592-2641.

DOROTHY SCOTT, passed away 02-03-2001. Visitation Thursday 9:00 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service begins @ 11:00a.m. Services will be held @ Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church 13439 Cullen. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens. 

MARGARET RENTON WARD BRAWLEY PATON of Pearland, Texas passed February 7, 2001. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland on August 26, 1930. Margaret is survived by her husband, Ian Paton, her son, Craig Paton and sister, Jean Gibson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributors may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 6301 Richmond Ave., Houston, Texas 77057 in memory of Margaret Paton. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 10, 2001 at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2217 Theta, Houston, Texas with Reverend Patricia Clark officiating.

MARION R. SMITH, JR., 80, born January 31, 1921, in Beaver, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, February 2, 2001 at the Woodlands Memorial Hospital. His parents, Marion R. Smith, Sr. and Effie Kight Smith, preceded him in death, as did his daughter, Marilyn Smith Barker, and son, Douglas Allen Smith. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Dorothy Dempsey and Virginia Daly. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Dolores J. Smith, whom he married in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1941, by two sisters, Jean Hickman and Margaret Rayl, and by his brother, Jack Smith. He also had 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Marion served in World War II as Navigator in the U.S. Army Air Force. He graduated as a Petroleum Engineer from the University of Kansas in 1948, and worked for Gulf Oil Corporation for 35 years. Following retirement in 1983, he became an avid golfer and served as a board member for the Municipal Utilities District in the Woodlands, Texas. The family shall hold private services, and requests that, in lieu of flowers or donations, those wishing to celebrate Marion's life say a prayer or "raise a glass” in his memory.

ROBERT F. PEDEN, Jr., 89, died Saturday, February 3, 2001 after a long illness. He was born July 26, 1911 in Fort Worth, Tx to Robert F. Peden and Laura Phillips Peden and was a resident of Bay City, Tx since 1943. Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia "Gigi" LeTulle Peden. Bob attended Sam Houston State University and the University of Texas; he graduated from Cumberland University Law School in 1933. A former County Attorney of Matagorda County Bar Association. He loved his church; he was an Elder and Clerk of Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City and has served as president of the South Texas Presbytery Men of the church. A prodigious reader, Bob was always a gentleman and always in a good humor. He was kind and considerate and very fond of Bay City, He was president of the Bay City Rotary Club and was a member of the Board at the Libary Association for many years. He is survived by his sister, Laura Louise Clark of Berkeley, CA, by his brother, Phil Peden of Houston and several nieces and nephews, including Scott Peden and wife Janet Lewis Peden of Bay City, Phil Peden, Jr., Jeanne Linn Anderson Harrington, Judy Stanley, Rebecca Wood and Barbara Clark. Family burial will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at Cedarvale Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM Friday February 9, 2001 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City with Rev. Sam Steel officiating. Arrangements are with: TAYLOR BROS.FUNERAL HOMEBAY CITY, TX (979) 245-4613

IRENE M. SCHULTZ, of Spring, passed away February 6, 2001. A resident of Spring all her life and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Herbert A. Schultz. She is survived by sons and daughter and son-in-law Erline and Bobby Klein. Visitation 6-9pm Thursday with the Funeral services 1pm Friday Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Roy Kieschnick officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

ZENOBIA ARMENTA "MEMA" (WALLACE) TURNER, 96, of Channelview, born September 1, 1904, passed away on February 6, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ober Turner; daughter and son-in-law, Ernestine and Hubert Jordan; son-in-law, Winston Sells; great-grandson, Joel Newton; and great-great granddaughter, Krista Sells. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Dale and Jean Turner of Mountain View, Mo., daughters and sons in law, Hope and Bernis Owens of Crosby, Treva and Wayne Dyer of Pasadena, Georgia and Gene Johnson of Corrigan and daughter Freda Sells of Channelview; sister, Ruby Clanton of Wichita Falls, Texas. "Mema" also has nineteen grandchildren, forty-two great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Services are February 9, at 10:00 a.m. Carter Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bert Newton officiating. Interment in San Jacinto Memorial Park. Her 9 grandsons will be serving as pallbearers. Visitation is tonight with family present from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Carter Chapel.
ALBERT FRED KVASNICKA, 81, passed away on February 6, 2001. Survived by wife, Rosemary: son, Fred and wife Vicky: daughter, Susan Cumming and husband Gary: son, Charles, and companion Abigail: and grandsons. James Kvasnicka and David Cumming. Memorial services will be held at St. George's and St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4040 West Belfort, on Friday, February 9, 2001 at 2p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 6977 Main Houston, Texas 77030.
DAISY MAE ”BOBBIE” WINTERS, 91, of Houston, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2001. A lifelong member of West University Church of Christ, Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Winters and daughter, Be Winters. She is survived by grandchildren, Larry Eversberg and wife Linda, Marla Gonzales and husband Danny; great grandchildren, Jeff Eversberg and wife Fiona, Sandi Eversberg, Keith Eversberg, Jessie Gonzales, Nicole Eversberg, and Be Gonzales; great great granddaughter, Abbie Eversberg and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. The family will be receiving friends from 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 8, 2001 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 9, 2001 in the Main Chapel of Forest Park Lawndale with Shawn Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

ANTONIO SABATINO, 81, of Katy, passed away Friday, April 6, 2001. Mr. Sabatino served his country in the U.S. Air force during World War II. He retired from Civil Service Employment at Ellington Field A.F.B. and from Standard Steel Corp., in Texas City. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Victoria Panattoni Sabatino and his son, Anthony Sabatino. Survivors: Daughter, Patricia Sabatino, Houston; Granddaughter, Sagan Sabatino, Houston; Brother, Daniel Sabatino, Northborough, MA; Sister, Eleanor Blackwood, Lubbock, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Sabatino will lie in state after 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Katy, where a wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, with Deacon Leonard Broussard officiating. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the St. Edith Stein Catholic Church, in Katy, with Rev. Robert Barras and Deacon Leonard Broussard, Celebrants. Interment; in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.SCHMIDT FUNERAL HOME1508 East Ave., Katy (281)391-2424

CROSBY, TEXAS LAURA B. BARNEY, age 85, passed away April 6, 2001 after a long series of respiratory illness. Born July 16, 1915 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Redington, Married Phillips Barney in 1940 and moved to Houston, Texas in 1946. In 1972 she and her husband, along with their friend, Barbara Calvin moved to Crosby, Texas. In 1976, Laura donated her body to Baylor College of Medicine for legal medical use. Cremation will follow after studies are complete and her body transferred to Brookside Crematory. All funeral services will be omitted before and after cremation as requested by the deceased and this will be honored.

ROBERT STEVEN JACKOWSKI, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001. He was born in Houston, September 14, 1918 to Steve and Elizabeth Roberts Jockowski. He was a decorated war veteran who served at Pearl Harbor and in the South Pacific and Guadelcanal. He retired after 33 years of service with Western Electric AT&T. He was a long standing member of Bethleham Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael, sister, Mary Rau and one brother. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ernie Jatzlau Jackowski; children, Robert Jackowski and his wife Betty, Patrick Jackowski and his wife Gail; sister. Lucille Garney; grandchildren, Michael Jackowski and his wife Jana, Robyn Bilski and her husband Patrick, Mark Jackowski and special friend Cheryl, Karen Jackowski and special friend Rocky, Kelly Jackowski and special friend Cory, and Mathew Jackowski; great-grandchild, Carli Jackowski. The family will be present to receive friends from 5:00PM. until 7:00 PM, Sunday, April 8, 2001 at Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am. on Monday, April 9, 2001 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 737 East 12 1/2 Street. Interment to follow with military honors at Forest Park Lawndale. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

SHIRLEY ANN DAUBERT, 62, passed away April 6, 2001. She was a member and past Worthy Matron, (' 88-'89) of Melrose Chapter #920 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She served on the advisory board of the Rainbow Chapter of Melrose Rainbow assembly. Shirley was also a member of Tabeel Temple #88 Daughters of the Nile. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Daubert; daughter, Lorie Julia Daubert-Hess; grandchildren, Austin Daubert Hess and Matthew Collins Hess; sisters, Doris MacNeeley and Faye Rogers; brother, Bill Kirby, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 8, 2001 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, from 6PM. to 9 PM. and again Monday, April 9, 2001 from 8 am. to 1 PM. Funeral services will be held Monday, April; 9, 2001 at 2 PM. at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 14301 Stuebner Airline, Houston, with Rev. John R. Bentley, Jr., officiating. Interment to take place in Schukylkill Memorial Park in Schuylkill Haven, PA.

MARLENE S. RADCLIFF, age 55 of Waller passed away Thursday April 5, 2001 at her home in Waller. Mrs. Radcliff is survived by her husband, Jim Radcliff daughters, Kelly Ladd and husband Harold; Kim Lopez and husband Rick; brothers and sisters, Diane Binder of New Jersey, Audrey Welsh of West Virginia, Peggy Edelmann of PA. and Ronald Cahoone of PA; Three grandchildren. Memorial Services pending, IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, donations may be made to the Marlene Radcliff Memorial Account at Wells Fargo Waller Branch Acc. # 2019914142.Canon Funeral Home 1420 Farr, Waller, TX 77484. 936-372-3683. 

O. SCOTT ROGERS, JR. died Thursday, April 5, 2001. He was 79. He was born on December 16, 1921 in Henderson, Texas to Oscar Scott Rogers, Sr. and Clevie (Jarrell) Rogers. He graduated from Henderson High School, attended Kilgore Junior College where he was a member of The Kilgore Marching Band, and graduated from The University of Texas Law School in 1947. While attending the University of Texas, he was a member of the University of Texas Cowboys, President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and also served as "House Mouse" for his fraternity. He was a decorated veteran of WWII serving as a Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corp. He retired as a Senior Partner of Vinson & Elkins, LLP and was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of almost 50 years, Elizabeth Gates Rogers; and his son Thomas Scott Rogers. He is survived by his son Wm. Scott Rogers and his wife Marianne; granddaughters Lauren Spencer Rogers and Ashleigh Elizabeth Emily Rogers, all of Houston; sister Aileen Rogers Middleton of Corsicana, Texas; nephews Dr. Elliott Scott Middleton of Corsicana, Texas and William Mark Middleton of Dallas, Texas; niece Mary Middleton Buchwald of Lawton, Oklahoma; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed dearly. A visitation with family will be held from 6 until 8 o'clock in the evening on Monday, April 9, 2001 in the Library at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive. A funeral service celebrating Mr. Rogers's life will be conducted at 1 o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 in the Chapel at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons followed by a brief reception in the Pavilion. Rev. Bill Stell will be officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and for those desiring, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027 or a charity of your choice.

SHIRLEY COLLINS GAY returned home to live with Our Father on April 4, 2001. She was born in Detroit on September 16, 1928, and grew up in the Chicago area. She met and married Raymond Rice Gay in 1944, and remained married until his death in 1996. The family moved to Texas in 1960. She is survived by six children: Raymond Rice Gay, Jr., Edwin Earl Gay, Ethelyn Gay Hendrickson, Valerie Ann Gay, Suzanne Gladys Gay, and Carla Gay Dickson, all residing in Texas. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Shirley worked tirelessly all of her life until her retirement in 1994. Her interests included jazz, politics, basketball, and reading. She adored her beloved dogs Bo and Ladybird. In respect of her wishes, no services are planned. Prayers are welcome. Mom, we love you and we'll miss you always. Thank you for everything you sacrificed for us and taught us. You're our angel. Your Children.

RICHARD LAMAR MULLIS, 48, passed away from this earth into the hands of our Lord at his home in San Leon, TX after a year long battle of cancer on April 6, 2001. He is survived by his wife, LaVeeda Wingate Mullis; children and grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 9, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of James Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, TX. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2001 from 5:00 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

CLAUDE " NEAL" BARKER, 83, of Crosby died on Thursday, April 5, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Nita Barker three children; Dennis Barker and wife Leslie, Barbara Burrow and husband George, Mary Helen Hinson and husband Wallace, two brothers; Moody Barker and wife Jewett, Bill Barker and wife Honey, three sisters; Nancy Barker, Betty Chandler and Husband Joe, Dolly Branscome and husband Gene, seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives, a host of friends, and his faithful and loving dog Nicki. Mr. Barker was a Shell Chemical Retiree, and entrepreneur, involved in a number of businesses. In addition, he was involved in a number of civic activities. He was a lifetime member of the Lions Club, was a member of the Board of directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, was responsible for organizing the Channelview YMCA, was the first president of the Channelview Booster CLub, and the first president of the little League in Channelview. He was currently serving on the board of directors for the Indian Shores Golf Club in Crosby and was active in both the Gadaboust and Demontrand travel clubs. Neal was an active member of Lake Houston Methodist Church. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 7, 2001 at Sterling White Chapel in Highlands, with Rev. Jim Flagg officiating. Burial will follow at White Cemetery in Highlands. Visitation will be Friday, April 6, 2001 from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. Pallbearers are his grandsons; Craig Ball, Lee Phillips, Jerry Peterson, James Hinson, Criss Hinson, Stephen Summersill and Dennis Barker, Jr. Arrangements are under the direction of.Sterling White Chapel, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd.Highlands, TX 

JAMES JOSEPH GILLILAND, JR., 50, died Wednesday, April 4, from a fall in his home. A native Kansan, graduate of the New Mexico Military Academy and the University of Kansas, his early years were spent on the family ranch. He never lost his love of horses or roaming across the sweet native prairies. After moving to Houston in 1979, Joe successfully established his own company in commercial real estate, JGI, Inc. His family was the joy of his life. Their many travels, adventures and trials strengthened bonds that will never be broken. He is preceded in death by daughter, Jeremie; mother, Marsha; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Elodee and Red Hesser; sister, Jamalynn; grandparents, Claude and Josephine Gilliland and Bud and Irene Shannon and is survived by his wife, Jami; son, Logan; daughter, Morgan; father, Jim Gilliland, Sr. and wife, Paula; brother, Mark Gilliland; brothers-in-law, Brett Hesser, Dick Price; sisters-in-law, Lois Hesser, Becky Price, Joni Gilliland; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. Joe will be sorely missed by those who love him, for his energy, his humor, his love of life, for himself. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 8, 2001 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, where Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2001 with Rev. John Durham officiating. Interment Services will follow in Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 297153, Houston, Texas 77297.

LENA (MOMO) MITCHELL, 89, of Houston, passed away April 5, 2001. She is a longtime member of Christ The King Catholic Church. Lena is preceded in death by her husband, Dan Mitchell, son, Henry Mitchell and daughter, Louise Gum and is survived by her three daughters, Dorothy Driskel, Annette Shah and Charlene Myers and husband, Marvin; two brothers; two sisters; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; and a host of other loving relatives. Visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway. A Rosary Service will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2001 at Christ The King Catholic Church, 4419 N. Main, where the Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2001 with Rev. Stephen B. Reynolds as Celebrant. The Rite of Committal Service will follow in Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Darrell Mitchell, Jason Zataratous, Anthony Mitchell, Bobby Driskel, Michael Waller and Shane Williamson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Danny Williamson, Cliff Zataratous, Marvin, Myers, Zane Williamson, Willie Faulkner, J. R. Blalock, Matt Mitchell, Michael Mitchell, Daniel Waller, Robert Driskel Ryan Driskel and Gary Gum. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ The King Catholic Church.

CHARLES PATRICK SULLIVAN, 63, passed away April 5, 2001. He graduated from St. Thomas High School and Houston Baptist University and worked in the banking industry for the last 48 years. He has been a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church since 1948. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. and Rosa Wood Sullivan and great-nephew, Steven Gilbert. He is survived by his brother: Robert J. Sullivan Jr. and wife Tinker of Missouri City; sisters: Elise Sullivan Mannion and husband Frank of Houston, Colleen Sullivan Byars and husband Jesse of Castorville; nieces and nephews: Deborah Ann Sullivan, Shelly Sullivan Essex and husband Chad, Cathy Mannion Gilbert and husband Mike, Frank Mannion, Jr. and wife Debbie, John Mannion, Jim Mannion and wife Kelly, Robert John Byars, Bernadette Byars; aunts: Kathleen Sullivan Chrisman of Albuquerque, NM, Sister Elaine Sullivan of Huntington, IN; and many great nieces and nephews. Rosary: 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 8 at Earthman Bellaire Chapel, 6700 Ferris. Visitation: 5:00-7:00 P.M., Sunday, April 8 at Earthman Bellaire Chapel. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 9 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway. Rite of Committal: Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

ROSE DESCALZO, born in Puerto Rico on March 27, 1910 passed away on March 31, 2001 in Houston, Texas at the age of 91. Mrs. Descalzo was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Louis Descalzo, in 1993 and her grandson David Lee Descalzo in 1992. She is survived by her son Richard Descalzo and wife Laurie; five grandchildren; Delores Chosed and husband, Eric, Angela Hill and husband, Charles, Irene Nash, Daniel Descalzo and Amanda Descalzo;grandddaughter-in-law, Tammi Terry and husband, David; and seven great-grandchildren; Samantha Chosed, Robert Hill, Renick Hill and Abigail Hill; and Nicholas Descalzo, Clayton Terry and Jessica Terry. She is also survived by friends both in Puerto Rico and New York. A private family graveside service will be be held on Monday, April; 9, 2001 at 10:00 am at Morton Cemetery in Richmond, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the charity of your choice.

DR. JAY H. PERRETEN, 79 of Houston passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001. Dr. Perreten was born October 6, 1921 to Johnny and Martha Perreten in Bogard, Missouri. Dr. Perreten practiced in the Heights for over 50 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. He is a former President of The Texas Chiropractic Association, President of The State Board of Chiropractic Examiner's, Director of The National Board of Chiropractic Examiner's, and President of The World Federation of Chiropractic Examiner's. He was a graduate of Kansas State University and Cleveland Chiropractic College. Member of the Shriner's, Knights Templar, Fort Bend Moose Lodge #1468 and the Reagan Masonic Lodge #1037 AF & AM. Dr. Perreten is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda Perreten, Houston; step-daughter, Janna Orman, Abilene, Tx.; mother-in-law, Bernice Tedder and father-in-law, Archie Tedder; mother-in-law, Beatrice Raney. He is preceded in death by daughter, Beth Perreten. Family will receive friends for visitation from 6-8 P.M. on Saturday, April 7 & Sunday, April 8 from 8 AM to 9 PM at Heights Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 9, 2001 at Heights Funeral Home. Interment, Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association-Houston 11251 Northwest Fwy. Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77092-9632 or The Texas Chiropractic College, 5912 Spencer Hwy. Pasadena, Tx. 77505.

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