Byron Dee Eady

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Byron Eady, age 79 of Pasadena, Texas died on Wednesday June 22, 2016.  He was born July 11, 1936 in Waxahachie, Texas to George Eady and Essie Padgett Eady.  He spent most of his life in Pasadena.  He and his wife were married for sixty years, and they were blessed with two children Dee and Mary Agnes.  They had three grandchildren Kayla, Samantha, and Sarah.  He always kept his family close.

Byron was an early morning person and he would get up early in the morning and gather with friends at the coffee shop.  It was there that he and friends would share a wealth of information with each other about how to repair almost anything.  Byron without hesitation was always willing to help people.    He had earned a reputation for being able to fix just about anything.  He had owned several businesses in Pasadena through them he met many people from all walks of life.

 Byron loved to hunt and had a group of friends he had hunted with for many years in Kerrville. They were very close friends.

As he got close to retirement he bought a home in Arkansas and spent many weekends there remodeling, planting fruit trees and visiting with his family.  He truly loved being in Arkansas.  Byron enjoyed a life well lived and when the end was near he began to look forward to eternity in Heaven where we will all be together again.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26TH at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. The funeral service will also be held at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 27th; interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park.

Veralee Ida (Tolly) Edmoundson Wann

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Veralee Ida (Tolly) Edmoundson Wann, 86, of Deer Park, Texas died June 20, 2016.  Lee was born January 26, 1930 in Laverne, Oklahoma, and grew up in Missouri. She met and married her husband William Dorse Edmoundson, and they had their first child, Sandra Lee. They transferred to Pasadena, Texas and were both employed by Phillips Petroleum Co.  They added 3 children to their family: Patti, Terry, and Larry.  Lee and Dorse both loved the water (even though Lee never learned how to swim) and raised their children to enjoy swimming, skiing, camping, and fishing all over Texas.  As a widow, Lee loved to see nature’s beauty and bravely traveled alone in her RV. That is how she met second husband, John Wann. They married and decided to see all 49 states in the RV from coast to coast and Canada.  She made multiple scrapbooks documenting all the wildlife, flowers, trees, lakes and lighthouses plus all of the people they met along the way.  Lee was always full of passion and enjoyed painting the landscapes she saw on her travels.

Lee is preceded in death by her first husband William Dorse Edmoundson and second husband John Wann; her parents, Everett and Ida (McCollum) Tolly; sister, Rosalee McLain; brothers, Lloyd Tolly and William “Bill” Tolly.  She is survived by 4 children, Sandy Lee and husband, Ronny of Wimberley, TX, Patti Stewart and husband, Jan of Pasadena, TX, Terry Edmoundson and wife, Jennifer of The Woodlands, Larry Edmoundson and wife, Lisa of Pasadena, TX; 2 sisters, Ruby Lewis and Judy Clinch, both of Brookfield, MO: 8 granddaughters and their husbands; Lori Ponish and Trey of Wash., DC, Kristi Nordstrom and David of Dripping Springs, TX, Traci Stewart of Friendswood, TX, Shannon Mefford and Stephen of Katy, TX, Sara Bo and Tommy of Pearland, TX, Brittany Edmoundson of New York, New York, Shelby Edmoundson of Houston, TX and Erin Edmoundson of Pasadena, TX; 4 stepchildren, Linda Suggs, Julie Wann, Barbara DeSimone, and John Wann, Jr. and their children; and 4 great-grandchildren, Heidi Nordstrom, Jackson Mefford, Riley Mefford, and Emily Bo.

Her family would like to thank all the caring staff of the San Jacinto Manor in Deer Park who looked after her throughout her stay.  We ask in lieu of floral tributes, donations to be made in her memory to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund— We pray for a cure to this disease.

Pallbearers:  Mark Bounds, Lynn Baker, David Nordstrom, Trey Ponish, Stephen Mefford, and Tommy Bo.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00am., Friday, June 24, at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena with visitation one hour prior to the service; interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

A celebration of Lee’s life will be held at the Baywood Oaks Neighborhood Clubhouse at 4905 Hazeltine(and Crenshaw by the pool)  following the graveside service.


Lucille Cox


Josie Lucille Cox, a long-time resident of the Pasadena area, passed away on Monday, the 20th of June, at Conroe Health Care Center.

She was born on October 10, 1918 in Hot Springs, AR to James Walter Terry and Carrie Cordelia Hall Terry who were Arkansas residents. She had four brothers and four sisters; all deceased.   She met and married her childhood sweetheart, Roland Bo Cox, also from Arkansas, and they were married on February 14, 1936 at the ages of 18 and 21.  They had three children; two girls born into the family while living in Arkansas, Shelba Dean (deceased) and Priscilla Wayne.  Their son, James Noland was born later after the family moved to Houston.

Lucille and her husband Bo ran a successful Mom and Pop drapery business from their home for many years after he retired.  For as long as her family can remember she has been associated with and faithfully attended Assembly of God churches where she taught adult Bible study classes and mentored younger Christians.

Lucille is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Owens; son, James Noland (Buddy) and wife Debra Cox.; five grand children –  Angie Coker and husband Donnie, Kelvin Owens and wife Jill, Kerry Owens and wife Decie, Susan Metzger and husband Scott and Nathan Cox.  There are seven great-grandchildren – Ashley Soose and husband Jordan, Amber Gallardo  and husband Matt, Keaton Coker and wife Katie, Klay Owens, Regan Owens, and Shelby and Logan Metzger.  She also has three great-great-grands, Jenna Soose, Ella Coker and Gabriel Gallardo; plus many acquaintances and friends who will greatly miss her.

The service celebrating Lucille’s life will be at 1:00pm Friday, June 24, at Niday Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will privately follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Marshall Marion Walters Sr.

Marshall Marion Walters Sr., was born June 2, 1926 in Oak Valley, Kansas and passed away on Father’s Day, June 19, 2016, after a long and fulfilled life.  He is preceded in death by his parents Arlow and Mable, and his wife Bobbie June Walters. After becoming a widower, he shared a loving life with Delia Melancon-Ellis, who cared for him for many years and is a Godsend to him and his family. Marshall Sr. served in the United States Navy and is a World War II veteran.

He square-danced, enjoyed being on cruises, fishing, and spending quality time with his family.

He is survived by his sister Jackie Hughes, Marshall and Mary Walters Jr. (his son and daughter-in-law), his daughter Julie Grace DiGulio, and 6 grandkids, and 8 grandkids. A special thanks goes out to Vista Continuing Care for ensuring that his last days were the best that they could be.

The funeral service will be held 11:00am.,Wednesday, June 22, at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena, with visitation one hour prior to the service; interment will  follow at Splendora Cemetery in Splendora, Texas.

Maxine Gallo

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Maxine Tajan Gallo was born in Houston, Texas on August 7, 1924 and passed away peacefully in her home on June 16, 2016.  She was a loving wife and homemaker, raising four children.  She graduated from Austin High School, where she was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps.  She worked briefly as a secretary in an insurance company before she married Joseph Arthur Gallo in 1945.  She was a founding member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and was a director of the elementary school drill team for almost twenty years.  She was a longtime member of the choir and was on the bereavement committee.  She was the unseen support behind numerous church and family endeavors and was the strength and rock of her family for the twenty years since her husband passed in February 1995.

She is survived by her children, Kathy Belyeu and husband Wayne from Lometa; Lisa Uptegrove and husband Ronnie from Huntsville; Michael Gallo and wife DeLores of Navasota; and Pat Osborne of New Caney.  She also is survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Memorials can be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm until 8:00pm Wednesday, June 22, at Niday Funeral Home, with a rosary being prayed at 6:30pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am Thursday, June 23, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Socorro Tajonera

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Socorro Tamando Tajonera, age 69, passed away in her La Porte home on June 13, 2016 after a yearlong struggle with anemia.  She was born April 23, 1947 to Sofronio Tamando and Felipa Toong in Bagumbayan, Tigbauan, Iloilo of the Philippines.

Socorro married Wilfred Tajonera in 1978 and settled in Texas of the United States.  She was a devoted housewife, who enjoyed sewing and finances.  After her husband unexpectedly passed away in 1992, she worked by herself to put her two children through college.

Socorro is survived by her two children, Anthony Tajonera and Sofrema Meissl, and numerous relatives and close friends.

The funeral service will be held at 4:00pm Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Niday Funeral Home, with viewing one hour prior to the service. Her ashes will be interred beside her husband in her homeland of the Philippines.

Barrett Michalik


February 11, 2005 ~ June 12, 2016


There is so much to say, but where do I even begin?  You are always nearby when I need you and willing to help, and I hope that you have always known that I think you’re very special.  Ask anyone, I always brag on you to anyone that will listen.  You are always working to make us proud of you, always seeking approval for a job well done.  I love how witty, smart, and respectable you are towards others.  One of the things that I look forward to most, is listening to you talk about your day and everything you did. You are developing into quite the awesome little man.  I look forward to you telling me all about your new adventures when I get Home.  This is not good-bye, but we will see you later.

Love Daddy

My sweet baby boy,

You are one of my greatest blessings. I can always count on you to make me laugh or talk my ear off about all the stuff you are learning. You are AWESOME because you are you, and a lefty just like me. My greatest wish is that you know how much you are loved; not just by your family, but by everyone who knew you. Time will never erase you from my mind or my heart; you will live there forever. You are way too good for this world. You take a part of me with you.

Love Momma

To My Little Brother: Barrett,

You were the best little brother I could have possibly asked for. Never in a million years would I have been as lucky as I have been in this life to have had you. I love every moment we spent together. I’m going miss the screaming and yelling through the house during the Nerf battles with you and Reilly, and falling down three or four stairs first thing in the morning because you left your Legos right in the middle of the very top one like some kind of assassin, the same step that you use to fall asleep on every night because you didn’t want to sleep in your bed.

From Your Big Sister, With Love, Ashton

Baby Barrett,

Where do I even start? I will never forget our play fights in the living room, or telling me to get out of your chair. All I want right now is to sing at the top of my lungs, to hear you tell me to shut up one more time.  You are incredibly smart, goofy, unknowingly funny, and you always beat me at everything. I am eternally grateful for the time I got to spend with you. Until next time.

Love Baby Reilly

The service celebrating Barrett’s life will begin at 4:00pm Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Robert Lee Hilliard


Robert Lee Hilliard, 82, of Houston, passed away June 12, 2016. He was born in Denton, Texas on January 29, 1934 to Otis and Dorothy Hilliard. As a child he lived in Arizona and various towns in Texas. Robert attended the University of North Texas in Denton Texas where he received a BBA degree in 1955. Upon graduation he entered the United States Air Force and was stationed in Lincoln Nebraska where he obtained the rank of Captain.  This is where he met his beloved wife Beverly Ann Henning.

Robert was the father of two sons, James Hilliard and Gary Hilliard. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kristen Dement, Amanda Hilliard, Presley Hilliard, Sarah Hilliard, Rachel Hilliard, Michael Hilliard and Tessa Hilliard.

Robert attended King of Glory Lutheran Church 30 years, filling every position in the church at one time or another. For the last 10 years Robert has attended New Life Lutheran Church in Pearland, Texas. Robert worked for Commercial Credit Corporation for 42 years as a loan manager. Robert was a devoted husband and father and always worked with his sons in Little League and all other activities they were involved in. Even though his life here on earth has come to a conclusion, his devotion to living a life of honesty and integrity will live forever.

The service celebrating Robert’s life will be at 2:00pm Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Niday Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery in Pearland.


Margaret Sarah Ricketson

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Margaret Sarah Ricketson, born July 4, 1920 in Blocker, Oklahoma, left this world June 11, 2016 in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years Burnis Wardell Ricketson and her parents Lincoln and Alva Sherrel.

She was a proud God fearing woman that lived an independent life and was loved by all. She kept telling everyone that she would soon be 96 years old on July 4th. But unfortunately she did not make it. She lived in the Rio Grande Valley until she moved to Houston, Texas in 1989. She was an excellent cook and very well known for her homemade enchiladas.

She is survived by her son Ted Ricketson and daughter-in-law Renee Ricketson of Seabrook, Texas. She had four grandsons, ten great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren, along with numerous nephews, nieces, and many friends.

Goodbye Dear Mother, may you rest in peace and be with God.

Scott Lardie


Scott Christopher Lardie passed away on June 11, 2016.  He was born October 25, 1967 in Texas City, Texas.  Scott grew up in Clear Lake City where he was a 1986 graduate of Clear Lake High School.  He attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity.  He graduated from the University of Houston with a finance degree.  He began his career as an installer for Universal Computer Systems in the early 90’s.  Later he would join ADP where he held several positions including leading a team for major automotive group accounts.  His most recent venture was internet sales manager for Gay Family Auto.

Scott loved his work but also enjoyed life.  He was an avid sports fan attending sporting events all over the country, especially with the Astros and Texans.  Scott enjoyed traveling, whether it was for work or for play, he always made the most of every trip.  His other hobbies included mountain biking, movies, live music, reading, grilling and hanging out with friends.  He loved to dine and could tell you all the best restaurants in just about any town.  He is probably most famous for checking in at Outback Steakhouses all over the country.

Scott never met a stranger.  He made lifelong friends growing up as well as with his coworkers and customers.  Many of those friends came to be by his side in his last days.  He was a joy to be around and usually had the last laugh.  Scott was always there for his friends, willing to lend a helping hand when needed.

Scott is preceded in death by his mother Kathleen Lardie, grandparents Howard and Margaret Lardie and grandfather Robert Johnson.  He is survived by his father William Lardie, grandmother Frances Johnson, brother Kevin Lardie and wife Amy, His beloved niece and nephew Brendan and Brooke Lardie, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

The family will receive friends at a celebration of the life of Scott and his mother Kathleen on Sunday, July 17th, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Villa Capri, 3713 Nasa Parkway in Seabrook.