DeLane “Di” Jones

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DeLane went to be with God on July 23, 2015 after a valiant battle against Melanoma. She was born under a star on July 22, 1943 in Monroe, Louisiana to her deeply loved and inspirational parents, Mabel and Jewel Joiner who she joins in heaven alongside her sister, Gwen Bowen and brother Buddy Joiner.

DeLane is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Nyles Kelley Jones, Sr. and her lucky children – daughter Jodie Jones Eisenhardt, son Kelly Jones, Jr., daughter-in-law Misti Jones, along with adored grandson Jordan Chase Jones, brother Roy Joiner and wife Janie plus a long roster of extended family and friends who she also considered a part of her family. She was truly the most wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and teacher of life that we were blessed to have.

A member of the Class of ’61 at Sulphur High School in Louisiana, DeLane re-connected with classmate Kelley Jones in Houston two years after graduation. Three months later, the two were married and their romance endured to become a model of devotion in the same way DeLane’s parents had been for all who witnessed it.

True partners in life, DeLane inspired Kelley to fulfill his potential in the Petro-Chemical industry, by his side as they ultimately founded two inspection companies. She owned DeLane’s Ad Specialties in Deer Park, known for providing the highest standards of service to her clients, serving as a inspirational mentor for all who worked for and with her. She served in various roles with the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce where she made everything a lot more fun. She also served as room mother, team mom, chief fundraiser and any other role she perceived as a way to contribute or help in any way possible with numerous organizations and efforts. DeLane drew tremendous joy doing for others.

Louisiana casinos lost one of their most loyal and successful gamblers. DeLane’s favorite hobby was gambling and she was an accomplished card player who competed in the World Series of Poker. She also had a particularly lucky hand at the slots. Another passion was live music. She loved the blues, soul and zydeco music in particular. Her favorite performers included Ian Moore, Delbert McClinton, Freddie Pate, Gene Kelton, Fred Eaglesmith, Kenny Neal, Patty Griffin, Ruthie Foster and Wayne Toups. She is remembered as someone who lived life so fully and in the present, it inspires others to do the same. DeLane’s passion for living life to its fullest positively affected every person she met and that will be her legacy. Her keen sense of humor and electric smile will be profoundly missed.

A special thanks to the caring angels and staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the START Facility in San Antonio.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm., Wednesday, July 29th at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena, A graveside service will be held 10:00am., Thursday, July 30th at Grand View Memorial Park.

Tanya Fox

Tanya Roger Fox, 58 years young, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 after a battle with cancer. Tanya was born February 2, 1957 in Houston, Texas. She worked for WGMA Maritime Association ILA 1351 for 22 years.

Tanya is survived by her son, Jason Monroe Dear, Granddaughters Lexi Dear and Brianna Dear, sisters Tracy Ann McLain and husband Turner, D’Anne Turner and husband Jack and nieces Lauren and Andee, nephew Chris and many cousins. Tanya was devoted to her 7 baby yorkies, she loved them dearly.

The family wishes to thank all the countless friends, family, co-workers and medical staff that were there to offer support during her battle. She was a brave girl.

Jerry Gormon Bushon

Bushon PicJerry Gorman Bushon went peacefully to be with his Lord on Tuesday night, July 21st in Houston, Texas. Jerry often said that over his lifetime he had done everything he ever wanted to do. He learned to fly in his 20s, shot black powder guns in his 30s, was an avid golfer in his 40s and traveled extensively both abroad and in the US. He loved his family and was never without a quick smile or a laugh.
He was born to Alta and George Bushon on October 25, 1946 in Dallas, Texas. He was one of five boys, Allen Franklin, George Franklin and Carl and Joe Bushon. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers as well as his son Bryan.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy, son Jerry Jr, daughters Dee Dee, Judith, Ami, Andrea, Leah, Laura and his many grandchildren.
He will be extremely missed by his family and many, many friends.
The family will receive guests from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, July 24th at Niday Funeral Home . A graveside service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, July 25th at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8701 Almeda-Genoa Rd., Houston, Texas

Walter Edwin Ruthstrom


Walter Edwin Ruthstrom (89) passed away peacefully on July 20, 2015. He was the youngest of nine brothers. His family immigrated to the United States from Sweden. The musical family all played instruments and were known as the Ruthstrom Family Band. They played for the King of Sweden, Vaudeville, the Barnum Circus, and all family gatherings. Walter played football at Milby High School in Houston, Texas and Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

After two years of college he enlisted in the Navy and served his country during World War II. Upon his return to Houston from the Navy he married his wife of 57 years, Hazel Dossey Ruthstrom. She preceded him in death, October 15, 2005. He was a loving husband and father of three daughters: Laura Ruthstrom and husband Andy Cole (deceased), Cindy Barnett and husband Mike, and Sue Ruthstrom. He was also blessed with five grandchildren; Caleb and wife Tracy, Hazeley, Walter, Cole and fiancé Laurel, Michelle and husband Ben; and eight great-grandchildren. He was loved by everyone he met and will be missed by all, especially his cat.

A graveside service will follow immediately after the service at South Park Cemetery, 1310 N. Main St., Pearland, Texas 77581
2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

Rebecca Lozano

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Rebecca C. Lozano went home peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on July 17, 2015. She was born to Gumicino and Elena Cirilo on March 16, 1930 in Cuero, Texas.

Rebecca is preceded in death by brother Manuel Cirilo and sisters, Lidia C. Manross, and Rachel C. Postel. She is survived by her loving husband of 61years, Marcelino P. Lozano; her loving children, daughter Marissa Lozano and son Marcelino C. Lozano; and her brother Joel Cirilo and sister Sara C. Villarreal.

The family will receive guests from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday, July 21st, at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel, with a service beginning at 7:00pm. The funeral service will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, July 22nd, at Templo Bethel, located at 710 76th Street, Houston 77012. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

Kimberly Ann Bishop


Kimberly Ann Bishop, of Manvel, Texas was called back to Heaven Friday, July 17, 2015.

Born in Houston, Texas, July 17, 1955, to Michael and Edith Sciba, by whom she was preceded in death. Kim was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Kim touched the lives of many people, both personally and professionally. She loved to stay busy and was always there to offer help if she was ever needed. Kim loved to share her knowledge and would teach anyone that wanted to learn.

Kim’s passion was her grandchildren. She loved watching them participate in whatever activity they were doing, from sports to school. She enjoyed sitting in the backyard with her iced tea watching the kids play catch, swim, gymnastics and dance. She taught her grandchildren the importance of family.

Kim is survived by her husband, Glenn; her daughter Summer; her son Michael and his wife Kerri; her grandchildren Megan, Katherine, Glenn and Kristin; her sister Linda; her brothers Michael, Mark, Danny and Jeff.

Visitation will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Monday, July 20, 2015, and the funeral service will be at 2:00pm Tuesday, July 21, 2015, all held at Niday Funeral Home. Interment will be at 10:00am Wednesday, July 22, at Houston National Cemetery.

Patricia Hargrove

HARGROVE PICPatricia Ann Kimball Hargrove, 72, of Seabrook, Texas went to be with our Heavenly Father on July 16, 2015 after a brief and unexpected illness. Pat was born the only daughter of Neal and Ora Dell Kimball, on December 11, 1942 at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas. Pat was a lifelong Houstonian and attended Sam Houston High School and San Jacinto College. She was employed for Tennessee Gas which later became Tenneco as a secretary in the credit union and later worked for Harris County Precinct 2. She retired from the county as an Administrative Assistant to Commissioner Jim Fonteno. She was the editor of the county newsletter, Two’s News.
Pat was an active member of First Baptist Church Pasadena, attending Sunday School and working in Guest Relations on Sunday nights. She was previously a Sunday School Teacher and active member of University Baptist Church and enjoyed teaching the word of God to youth.

Pat was a serving member of various organizations including overseeing several committees with Lunar Rendezvous in 1984-1985, Chairman of the Sunrise Service in 1990 and Hospitality Co-Chairman in 2002. She served as an officer on the Bay Area Museum Guild, was a member of the Nassau Bay Garden Club, and was a Chairman for the Senior Citizens Black and White Ball for Precinct 2 Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the Seabrook Association and was a supporter of the Friends of Evelyn Meador Library. Her volunteer work was varied and extensive.

In 1964, Pat married Jim B. Hargrove in Houston, Texas at North Houston Missionary Baptist Church on Bowman Road. They have one daughter, Suzanne and 3 grandchildren and 5 furry best friends.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents Neal Kimball and Ora Dell Kimball, her brother, Ronald Alan Kimball, and her mother-in-law Rena Hargrove. She is survived by her husband Jim Hargrove, her daughter Suzanne Hargrove Currier and husband Jeff, her grandchildren Alyssa Hargrove, Samantha Ibarra, and James Hargrove, all of Seabrook, Texas.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel at First Baptist Church Pasadena, 7500 Fairmont Parkway, at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, with Dr. Charles Redmond officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Friends of the Evelyn Meador Library, Seabrook, or Bay Area Pet Adoptions.

Daisy Henderson


Daisy Henderson went home peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on July 15, 2015. She was born on July 4, 1929 in Saratoga, North Carolina to Ruth and Rufus Everette. She was the first of eight children and her siblings were Gladys, L.R. Mavis, Joe, Eugene, Beasley and Ealon. The family worked hard in the fields as farmers – growing tobacco, raising pigs and tending to acres of vegetables.

Daisy married a few years after graduating from Saratoga High School and moved to Houston, Texas in 1956. During the years, she had four children, Yvonne, Steve, Cathy and Lindy. In her 30’s, she went to work in a neighborhood grocery store, Womack’s Minimax, and worked her way up as a meat wrapper. She was raising her children alone during this time. In 1977, she married Willie Henderson.

In December 2014 she became a resident of Paramount Senior Care and Living Center in Pasadena, Texas. She quickly became the ‘social butterfly’ there, and in February 2015 was voted as the Valentine Sweetheart – where she received a beautiful crown and red roses. When she was asked what she thought about being the Valentine Sweetheart, she said “I have never won anything before. I will never forget this.” She made friends very fast and became the instigator for starting the “Hen Party” at the end of the hall, where she and her friends would gather around in their wheelchairs and just laugh and carry on like teenagers. While at Paramount, she found out that one of her neighbors was Jean Jones – they use to live a few houses down from each other in Houston for over 50 years, and they continued to be neighbors. Jean would always keep a watchful eye on her when her health declined. When she was asked how she was doing, she would say “I’m a tough old bird!”

She is preceded in death by both parents, her husband Willie Henderson, her son Steve Dilda, her sister Gladys Shadding, her brothers, L.R., Joe and Eugene Everette.

She is survived by her loving children, Yvonne and husband Jimmy Marr, Cathy Heysquierdo, and Lindy and husband Robert Hoggard. Daisy has nine grandchildren – Jessica (Scott) Pierce, Denisa Brock, Steven (Rose) Heysquierdo, Nathan (Linda) Heysquierdo, Rachel (Jason) Perez, Keenen Owens, Avery (Rebekah) Hoggard, and twins Ashley and Katlyn Hoggard. She also has six great grandchildren – Tyler Asselin, Emma Perez, Little Jason Perez, Sophie Heysquierdo, Nathan Heysquierdo Jr, and Daisy Rose Heysquierdo.

Daisy’s grandchildren remember visiting her house, and would always be hungry right as they walked in the door -even though they had just eaten a meal before going to visit her! Of course she would always have some cherry jello made, lots of fruit, and some ice cream sandwiches. She was a loving and caring mom and grandmother. She taught us all the great gifts of laughter, a positive attitude, how much fun it was to pull prank jokes, to not carry a grudge and always be forgiving.

The aides and nurses at Paramount, and the Hallmark Hospice nurses were remarkable in making Daisy feel loved, took excellent care of her and made her feel as though they were her family. Daisy’s immediate family, countless friends, Paramount staff and Hallmark Staff will miss her greatly.

The family will receive guests on Monday July 20th at Niday- Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena from 10 to 11 a.m., the funeral service will begin at 11:00; burial will follow at South Park Cemetery in Pearland.

Thank you for having Daisy as a part of your life because she enjoyed having you in her life.

Daniel Arp

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Daniel Anthony Arp, 55, of Houston gave his life in the line duty as a commissioned security officer for Howard Security on Wednesday July 15, 2015. He was born on January 5, 1960 to Norbert Francis and Patrician Ann Arp. He graduated from Klein High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston. He was predeceased by his father Norbert and is survived his mother Patricia Arp, brothers David and John Arp and his sister Deborah Watkins and husband Patrick.

The family will receive visitors Monday, July 20, 2015, starting at 6:00pm with a vigil service at 7:00pm, and a service of remembrance will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 10:00am, all held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. Interment will follow at SouthPark’s Resurrection Cemetery in Pearland. Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Robert Louvier Jr., Laura Bartlett, Pat Stanton, Howard Ta, Joshua Channing and Phillip Mecurio.

Jack Cunningham


Elmer Jack Cunningham, 77 years of age, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Jack was born June 3, 1938 in Spearman, Texas to the late Wanica and Kenneth Cunningham. Jack married Judy Dimmick and three children were born from this union. He was a devoted father to his children, and touched the lives of many others.

Jack leaves to cherish his loving memory his three children, Jackie Cobb and husband John, Christy Gregory and husband Glenn, and Jason Cunningham and his wife Christy. Jack had nine grandchildren, Meagan, Heather, Emily, Mason, Caleb, Madelynn, Alexa, Hudson and Landyn; three great-grandchildren, Natalee, Houston and Jaedyn; five siblings, Jane, Jo, Jerry, Kenneth, and Truman; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Jack served in the United States Air Force from 1957 until he retired from reserve duty in 1994. He always enjoyed helping others, spending time with his family, laughing and always wearing a smile on his face. He was a very loving and caring person, devoted family man, father, and friend, always thinking of others first. “To know him was to love him.”

The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday, July 14, and the service honoring Jack’s life will be held at 11:00am Wednesday, July 15, all held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery.