Anna LaNette Story

 

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Anna LaNette Story passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her husband and family on Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2016 at the age of 74.

Born on January 19, 1942 in Brownwood, TX to Everette Long and Zeola Martin Long both now deceased.  LaNette will be remembered as someone who touched the lives of everyone she knew with her beautiful smile and loving and caring ways.  She was a proud and devoted wife, mother, Nana, sister and friend to so many.

She was a strong and courageous lady; battling breast cancer 20 years ago and most recently ovarian in 2014.  She stayed strong and positive each step of the way.  She was a true fighter in every sense of the word.

One of her greatest joys was spending time with family.  She made all holidays and get-togethers special with her many traditions and those will be truly missed but will carry on.  She loved traveling and spending time with her sister. She enjoyed relaxing with her husband at her brother and sister-in-laws place in the country.  There were many “girl days” spent with her daughter and granddaughters with shopping, getting nails done and enjoying lunch together. She enjoyed watching her grandsons play sports even though she had no clue about the sport. Having her grandchildren around and being a Nana brought her so much joy.

Those she left behind to cherish her wonderful memories are her loving husband of 54 years, Billy Joe Story (Santa Fe, Tx); daughter Sherrie Evans and husband Wade (Friendswood, Tx), son, Scott Story and wife Susan (Santa Fe, Tx); grandchildren, Tanner Atherton and wife Ashley, Cheyenne Emert and husband Rand, Cameron Evans, Preston and Corey Evans and Maegan Story; sister, Genia Mahaffey (Pasadena, Tx), brother, Martin Long and wife Gail (Friendswood, Tx); numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and loved ones.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00pm., Wednesday, December 7th 2016 at Memorial Baptist Church, 6901 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Inurnment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery at a later date.

Oscar Guerra

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Oscar Humberto Guerra, of Houston, age 97, died on December 3, 2016.   He was born June 20, 1919, in Hidalgo, Texas to Roque Guerra Sr. and Rafaela Moraida Guerra.  He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Oscar grew up in Hidalgo, Texas, where he was the valedictorian for the graduating class of 1936 of Hidalgo High School.  He graduated from Edinburgh Junior College with an Associate of Arts degree in 1938.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in Austin in 1940, with a major in government and a minor in economics.  From 1941 to 1970 he held posts in the U.S. State Department as a diplomatic and consular officer in Washington DC and Foreign Service posts in Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Cuba, Spain, the Dominican Republic, and Canada.  From 1944 to 1946 he served in the U.S. Navy, where he was assigned to the communications office in the Panama Canal Zone. He became a Lieutenant junior grade in the post-war U.S. Naval Reserve.  From 1973 to 1993 he worked for Shell Oil Company managing several company owned retail outlets in Houston.  In his later years he was active in the London Townhomes Homeowners Association in west Houston.

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 66 years, Mary Jane Anderson Guerra, his brothers Ruben Guerra and Roque Guerra Jr, and his sisters, Ida Guerra Diaz and Hilda Guerra Whitmyre.   He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Karen Guerra of Houston, his daughter, Lynne Erdek of Austin, his granddaughter and her husband, Sara and Chad Stone of Londonderry, New Hampshire, and his great-grandson and granddaughter, Richard and Bella Stone of Londonderry, New Hampshire, and numerous nieces and nephews.

His family is grateful for the loving care given to Oscar by the staff of Brookdale Ellington Field and Brookdale Hospice.

The service honoring Oscar’s life will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Niday Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will follow at Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

Joan Fitzmorris

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Joan Fitzmorris was born in Long Island City, New York on May 13, 1930.  She died on November 30, 2016.  Joan is preceded in death by her mother and father:  Helen and Richard

Fitzmorris and her brother Thomas Fitzmorris. She is survived by her nephew Daniel Fitzmorris his wife Jessica and their children Ella and Thomas; her nephew Robert Wilkie and niece Debbie Hughes. She is also survived by her cousins Bobbie Siembieda, Mary Jane Peterson, Nancy Thomas, Charlie Kirschner and Jim Kirchner.

Joan worked as an executive secretary in New York for Regal Paper.  In Houston, she was employed by Oshman Sporting Goods and was retired from The University of Houston.   She was a volunteer for many years at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

Joan was a kind hearted and loving lady who will be missed by all.

Visitation will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am Friday, December 9, 2016, at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 11011 Hall Road, Houston 77089. Rite of Committal will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson.

Bernadine Grizzaffi

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Bernadine Frances Grizzaffi, beloved wife, mother, and friend, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the age of 91 years.  Bernadine was born November 21, 1925 in Houston.

Bernadine was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joe, her parents Charles and Rosalie Tallerine, her sisters Laura Harrell, Lena Covernale and brother Leonard.  Surviving Bernadine are her son Frank Grizzaffi and wife, Kathy.  Her daughters Kathy Campise and husband, Charles, Susan Towey and husband, James; grandchildren, Jeff, Greg and Katie Grizzaffi, Christopher, Joe, Ryan and Valerie Campise, and Jennifer Johnson  and Daniel Towey; eleven great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Angelina Joslin and Virginia Grizzaffi; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Vigil and Rosary will be held Monday, December 5, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm with visitation following from 7:00pm until 8:00pm at Niday Funeral Home, 12440 Beamer Road, Houston 77089.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am, Tuesday, December 6, at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 11011 Hall Road, Houston 77089.  Rite of Committal will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.  A gathering of family and friends will be held in the St. Luke the Evangelist social hall immediately following interment.

Paul Duport, Sr.

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Paul David Duport Sr. entered into eternal rest on November 28, 2016. A devoted and loving husband and father, born October 26, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Paul lived in Houston and was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic community. Paul always had time for family gatherings and loved to socialize with friends. He enjoyed golfing, reading and movies but always put his family before himself.

Paul is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy, parents Mary Grimes, Raymond Henry Duport and brother Raymond Duport Jr. He is survived by his loving children; son Paul Jr. and wife Sheryl; daughters Claire Speck and husband Michael, Janice McGowen and husband Nick, Kay Carlin and husband Adam; and 11 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Thursday, December 1st, at Niday Funeral Home, where a rosary and vigil will begin at 6:00pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am Friday, December 2nd, at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Robert “Bob” Louis Moseley

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Robert “Bob” Louis Moseley, claimed God’s promise of everlasting life on November 26, 2016.  To carry on his memory he leaves his wife of 63 years Emma Jean Furley Moseley and his three children Nancy Moseley-Reese and husband John , Paula k. Moseley-Moreno and husband Roy and Robert Louis Moseley Jr. and wife Geri.  Bob has  six grand children Paul Moreno, Benjamin Armintor, Mary Armintor, Sadie Moreno-Antu and husband Jason, Nic Moreno and Haley Moreno-Emery and husband Roy.  He was blessed with four great-grand children Isabella Antu, Adam Antu, Walker Emery and Emerson Antu.

Bob was born July 26, 1931 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Thomas E. and Mildred L. Moseley.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother John, his grandson Nic Moreno and his son Robert L. Moseley Jr.

Bob served in the US Army and returned home to Corpus Christi to marry his bride, he graduated from UT Austin and moved to Houston. He retired from Armco Steel in 1983 and devoted his time to spreading the gospel.  Bob will be remembered by the young people he was able to share the scriptures with and help them in their walk with Jesus.   As the youth pastor at Pasadena Blvd Methodist Church he was able to offer comfort and prayer for the young men that were being drafted during the Vietnam War.

He continued sharing and teaching the scriptures when he and Jean moved to Canyon Lake, Texas.  As a couple they formed many lasting friendships and the family is grateful to the people that continued to pray for and visit Bob as his memory and health began to decline.

We are content knowing our husband, dad and grandpa is now resting in the arms of Jesus.

A Memorial service will be held, December 4, at The Cowboy Church in Fischer, Texas and Monday evening at The Monument Inn in La Porte, Texas.

 

Maureen “Mo” Elizabeth Bowen

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Maureen “Mo” Elizabeth Bowen passed peacefully from this life on November 27, 2016.

Born on May 8, 1942, Maureen will be remembered as someone with a heart of gold, as she touched the lives of everyone who knew her, caring deeply for her family and her countless friends and co-workers.

In 1962 she began her career at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and became affectionately known as “Mo” by those she worked with over the next 44 years.  From her first years as Secretary in the Flight Operations Division to her retirement in 2006 as the Mission Operations Directorate Administrative Officer, countless colleagues came to know her as not just a co-worker but as a very special friend. “Mo” became family to those she touched at NASA.  After her retirement, she continued to be a special part of this NASA family as she worked tirelessly on the Apollo Operations reunion committee, the Apollo Flight Operations Association, and the Sixties Chicks, just to name a few.

No love was greater than the love she gave her family. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John Bowen, her children, Lisa Wilson and Doug Bowen, her grandchildren, Amanda Wilson, Rosemarie Bowen, and Jonathan Bowen, her sisters, Ellen Barthmaier and Cathy Dove, her daughter in-law, Karen Akiens, her son in-law, Randy Wilson, sisters in-law Johnelle Hughes and Diane Davis, and a multitude of other family members.

Maureen devoted her entire life to enriching the lives of others. That is the way she lived her life, and that legacy she leaves with all of us.

She will be greatly missed and loved forever.

Her Memorial Service will be held Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 10:00am at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena.

Lamar Peevy

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Lamar Kenneth Peevy was born on October 5th, 1947, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Virgil and Lilla Mae Peevy and passed away on November 25, 2016, at the age of 69.  Lamar attended high school in Port Neches Groves, Texas.  He served in the United States Navy for four years.

Lamar enjoyed traveling and visiting with family and friends when he was not at his place of employment working security.  He was a member of Sagemont Church and served as a volunteer host at Hobby Airport.

He is survived by his sister, Diane Zimmerman, of Houston, Texas; son, Kenneth Peevy, of Kentucky; daughters, Kimberly Samoyedny, Karen Peevy, and Kristen Peevy of Arkansas; five grandkids; several cousins; and several nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Jodie Ann Peevy; and his parents, Virgil and Lilla Mae Peevy.

The service honoring Lamar Peevy’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Niday Funeral Home, 12440 Beamer Road, Houston, Texas 77089.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lamar’s name may be made to The Living Proof Project at Sagemont Church, 11300 South Sam Houston Parkway, Houston, TX 77089.  A graveside service will be at Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

David Dorris

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David Dorris of Friendswood, Texas went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 25, 2016 at the age of 60.  He was born June 19, 1956 to Joan & Robert Dorris in Brownsville, TX.  He graduated from Brownsville High School in 1974 and went on to attend Southwest Texas State University.  In 1981 he moved to Houston where he met and married his wife Debbie.

David was an avid outdoorsman.  He did everything.  He played golf, baseball, softball, water skied, raced jet skis, rode motorcycles, 4-wheelers, dirt bikes & go karts.  He even taught cardio kickboxing for years.  But as much as he enjoyed all those things, he was most happy when he was fishing or hunting.   He had a great sense of humor, a beautiful smile & a generous heart, and was always the first to help out a neighbor in need.

He worked as an inside salesman for 25 years at Industrial Air Tool until he retired due to his disease.  Of course that didn’t stop him from doing.  He began volunteering for Sagemont Church at the Lodge at Danbury and even recently found new joy in horseback riding.  His radiant smile and giving heart will be greatly missed, but we rejoice that in the Lord’s great mercy He took him instantly doing what he loved, with the people he loved, in a place he loved.

David is preceded in death by his father Robert Louis Dorris of Rio Frio Texas.  Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife Debbie of 32 years, His mother Joan Dorris of Rio Frio TX, His Brother Bill Dorris & Wife Bonnie of Moses Lake WA, His brother Oren Dorris of Birney MT, His Sister Robbi Munsinger & husband Frank of Leakey Texas, His nieces Miranda Hein & Husband Aaron of Spokane WA, Megan Dorris of Spokane WA, & Kasey Dorris of Columbus OH, several aunts, uncles & cousins, and a multitude of friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00am Thursday, December 1st, 2016, at The Lodge at Danbury, 14011 County Road 602, Danbury, Texas 77534.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to the AFTD foundation at www.theaftd.org or the Parkinson’s Research Foundation at www.parkinson.org

Eleanor Malloy

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Eleanor Malloy, 77, of Deer Park, Texas, passed away peacefully with dignity and grace on November 23, 2016, with her husband and children by her side, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.

Eleanor is remembered fondly by all who ever met her as a kind and gentle soul. Even during her final years, she was sweet and happy, constantly singing (beautifully), laughing and enjoying the company of her husband and children, who dedicated themselves to caring for her in her home until her death.

She was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and was raised in Longview, Texas, attending Longview High School and nearby Lon Morris College, where she enjoyed performing with the travelling choir. After moving to Deer Park, she worked for many years as an executive assistant at San Jacinto College.

Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Genevieve Huddleston, her aunts and uncles, Madeline Birdsong, Clifton and Lillian McCarra, Sidney McCarra, and beloved grandson Daniel Malloy. She is survived and sorely missed by her loving husband of 45 years, Bernard Malloy, her adoring children, Scott Henderson and Leah Valentino, and her “buzzin cuzzin,” Barbara Ann Staudt and her “big sis” Eleanore Taden.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 3rd, at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena, at 2:00 pm. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.