Dorothy Reiland

Dorothy May Ryan Reiland was born on May 12, 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the second child and only daughter of Lester Larr “LL” Ryan and Laura Mae Coffey Ryan. Her family relocated to Houston, Texas in 1925 and as she always said: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could”. She met her future husband, Roy Louis Reiland, Jr., while working at Hughes Tool Company and after a short four-month courtship; they were married on January 30, 1948. She and Roy had four children from 1951-1960 – Karen, Craig, Douglas and Donna.

Dorothy was a founding parishioner of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. After relocating to East Texas after Roy’s retirement in the mid-eighties, they became members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Longview first and then Christ the King Catholic Church in Kilgore. She returned to St. Frances upon the passing of Roy in 2003.

Dorothy was very committed to her family, would do anything for her family and friends. She always exhibited the type of love portrayed in 1 Corinthians 13:7, “It is always ready to make allowance, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes.”

Dorothy went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 21, 2016, with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Larr “LL” Ryan; her mother, Laura Mae Ryan; her brother, William “Billy” Ryan; and a baby daughter.

She is survived by her sons, Craig Reiland and wife, Sharon of Kilgore, Texas; Douglas Reiland and wife, Rhonda of Webster, Texas; daughters, Karen Yancy and husband, Roger of League City, Texas; and Donna McFarland and husband, Ross of Emory, Texas; one sister-in- law, Christine Ayers and one niece, Sharon Ryan; both of Houston. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 16great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 24, 2016 6-8 p.m. at Niday Funeral Home, 12440 Beamer Road, Houston, Texas 77089, with a Rosary beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held Monday, July 25, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 10707 Hartsook   Houston, Texas 77034. Interment will be at Forest Park Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Houston, Texas  77023 at 1:30 p.m.

Pallbearers are Alan Coffey, Ryan Yancy, Shaun Reiland, Jeffry Reiland, Cody Reiland, and Matthew McFarland.

Honorary Pallbearers are T.R. “Sonny” Coffey, Bryan Foster and Gary Foster.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

Genaro Diaz

The visitation for Genaro will be held Monday, July 25, from 5-7pm at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 26, at 10am., at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Deer Park; interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park.

Richard W. Cone

Richard W. Cone, 69 of Arlington TX passed away Thursday, July 21 after a long illness.  He was born August  27, 1946 to Maurice and Mavis Cone and grew up in the Meadowbrook area of Houston graduating from Milby High School in 1964.  He attended Baylor University graduating in 1968 and then  served his country in the U. S. Air Force from 1968 to 1974.

He is survived by his long time companion, Melanie Jackman, of Arlington TX, his sister, Patricia Niday of Friendswood TX , sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Barry Herrera of Lindale TX and nephews, Levi Herrera of Tyler TX and Logan Herrera of College Station TX.

Funeral services will be graveside at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale, Houston TX on Monday, July 25 at 10:00AM.

Pauline McMahan Curry

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Pauline McMahan Curry, 84, passed away on July 20, 2016. Pauline was born November 26, 1931 in Ringling, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her son Bert and grandson, Kyle. She is survived by her husband Nathan Curry, son, Brian and his wife, Amy. Daughter, Landa Taack, and husband, Craig, and 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

The funeral service for Pauline will be held at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena, Friday, July 22, at 11:00am.with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment will follow at Oxford Cemetery in Madisonville, Texas.

Richard Wayne Russell


Richard Wayne Russell,71, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 20,2016.  Richard proudly served the Houston Police Department for almost 20 years. Throughout his career with HPD, he taught at the police academy, was a patrol officer, worked in the helicopter division as a pilot, and was a member of the SWAT team. He also served University of Houston as an officer.  He later retired as an investigator with the Texas State Bar Association.

Richard was born in Galveston, Texas and was raised in La Marque, Texas.  He is survived by his wife Debbie; his daughters Fay Bennett and husband Pat, Trisha Rollins and husband Bob Hogston; stepsons Shaun Denny and wife Lacey, Chris Denny and wife Amanda; grandchildren Morgan, Maggie, Amanda, Ryan, Jeff, Bella, Thomas, Tazie and Grayson.  He is also survived by his sister Pat Hendricks and husband John and nephew Christopher Hendricks and wife Elsa. He was preceded in death by his parents James Edward and Carrie Russell and his nephew Stephen Hendricks.

Richard was best known for his great sense of humor. We will miss his funny stories and hearing the sound of his laughter. He loved western movies and collecting western memorabilia.

Richard’s family will receive friends for a visitation on Wednesday, July 27 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Niday Funeral Home, 12440 Beamer, Houston 77089.  In upholding Richard’s wishes, no formal service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the following:


BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions

3200 Carr St.

Houston, TX 77026


SPCA Houston

900 Portway Dr.

Houston, TX 77024

Thomas R. “Tommy” Gothard


Thomas Rayford “Tommy” Gothard (74) – loving husband, father and grandfather, went to his eternal home on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Tommy was born in Houston, Texas, to Cotsie Ruth (Ray) and George Howard Gothard on June 28, 1942.

Tommy proudly served in the United States Army Reserves for seven years and worked for Sears Roebuck & Co., where he retired after 30 years. Tommy taught Sunday School and served as a deacon for several years at Sagemont Church. Tommy met the love of his life, Mary, shortly after graduating from Milby High School, and married her three years later on April 24, 1964.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary, his father George “Herb” Gothard, sons, Greg and wife Heather, and Gary and wife Carrie; along with three beautiful grandchildren, Kendall, Elijah and Elise Gothard and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Tommy is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Cotsie, and his only brother, Herbert Donald “Don” Gothard.

A memorial service celebrating Tommy’s life will be held Friday, July 22, at 10:30am, at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel in Houston.

Evelyn J. Kelso

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Evelyn J. Kelso (84)beautiful and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed quickly from this earth on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  Evelyn was born in Bedias, Texas, to Ermel Lois (Jones) and John Wiley Garrett, the first delivered in a set of identical twins, on March 17, 1932.

After coming to Houston with her twin, Evelyn worked at several jobs and taught Sunday school at First United Methodist Church –Houston.  Evelyn was married to Mr. Jesse M. Jones on October 17, 1957, eventually opening her own beauty salon, which she operated for 23 years.

After 33 years of marriage, Evelyn lost Jesse to asbestos related heart disease in 1990, and she reconnected with an old acquaintance of theirs who had also recently lost his spouse.  They were two lost souls adrift in a rough sea, finding and clinging tightly to each other as they navigated the pain of their loses together.  Evelyn married Mr. Lee O. Kelso on December 1, 1995, gaining in the marriage three wonderful sons, another beautiful daughter and six grandchildren.  All in all they enjoyed 25 happy years before Lee succumbed to the effects of a devastating stroke.

Evelyn is survived by her Daughter, Karen and husband James, three granddaughters, Jessica, Jenna & Jamie Taylor; Four step children, Leslie Kelso and wife Gladys, Karen Crites and husband Jerry, Jeff Kelso and wife Lori, and Greg Kelso & Dee Davis; eight step-grandchildren, Michael Calhoun fiancé Traci Hamilton, Jeffrey Kelso and wife Traci, Mark Crites and wife, Katherine, Crystal Thompson, Jaclyn Uribe & husband Randy; Brady McMahon & husband Matt; Edward Lundell & Angela Farris; Austin Kelso and 16 step-great grandchildren, sisters, Margie Isbell, and Ermel Jordan & husband Edward, brother-in-law James (Pete) Kelso and wife Margaret, sisters-in-law JoAnn Blackledge and Pat Jackson and many nieces and nephews.  Evelyn is preceded in death by her beloved parents, Jesse, Lee and her only brother, Billy Ray Garrett, Sr.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 17, from 6:00-8:00pm., at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena the funeral service will be held Monday, July 18, at 10:00am., also at the Funeral Home; interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park.


Charles “Bird” Wayne Falls

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On July 13, 2016, our brother Charles “Bird” Wayne Falls passed away suddenly at home. Charles was born in Enid, Oklahoma on December 10, 1963 to Harry David Falls Sr. and Alma Faye Starnes. He lived in Edinburg, Texas for most of his young life until he moved to the suburbs of Houston in 1988. He most recently worked for Falls A/C & Heating which is owned by his brother David.

Charles is preceded in death by his mother Alma Faye Armstrong and is survived by his brother Harry David Falls Jr. (Denise), his sisters Susie Henry (Billy), Mary Anne Guerra (Frank), Lisa Michelle Fowler (Jimi), and Jeanie Marie Armstrong (James), also by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Charles is very loved by all of his family and friends. He had ways of touching everyone’s lives, brightening our lives with little gestures of kindness and love. He was also an avid fisherman.

He had a special love for his mother, brother and sisters as we did for him. He had a very special bond with his brother David, who he considered his hero and Bird was David’s best friend. Charlie will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

 The funeral service for our beloved brother Charles Wayne Falls will be held at 2:00pm., Monday, July 18, at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena with a visitation one hour prior to the service; interment with follow at Grand View Memorial Park.

Denise A. Parsons


Denise A. Parsons, formerly of Alvin, Texas, passed away Monday, July 11th, at her home in Mena, Arkansas. Denise was born August 20, 1961 in Brownsville, Texas to parents, Mary T. and Earl F. Schreiber. She was a graduate of Pasadena High School, served in the US Army from January 1979 to November 1982, and was a Harris County Sheriff deputy from August 1989 to October 2009.  Denise was united in marriage to Victor L. Parsons Jr. on February 14, 1991. She was a loving wife, sister and daughter.  Preceded in death by her mother, Mary T. Schreiber, Denise is survived by husband, Victor L. Parsons Jr.; father Earl F. Schreiber; sister Ellaine Moore and husband Brint; sister Gaye Lynn Garcia; stepchildren Victor L. Parsons III and Sharee Tucker; and four grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, July 16, at Niday–Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Roland Buenteo


Roland Ray Buenteo, 58, was born in Cuero, Texas on July 28, 1957. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on July 9, 2016, at Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Texas Medical Center.

Roland was a graduate of J. Frank Dobie High School, and received a degree from San Jacinto College. He was employed by and retired from Shell Oil Company in Deer Park, Texas.

Roland is preceded in death by his mother, Lydia Buenteo of Houston, Texas. He leaves behind his father, Raymond Buenteo, Houston, Texas, brothers Russell Buenteo and Rudy (Kathy) Buenteo, daughter Christina, granddaughter Katie. Also survived by his nephew Trevor Buenteo and niece Amanda (Aaron) Frank, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, best friend Eddie Garrell, and many other friends.

Visitation will begin at 2:00pm Saturday, July 16th, with a rosary being prayed at 2:30pm. The funeral service will follow at 3:00pm, all held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel.  The burial will be at 10:00am Saturday, July 23rd, at Guadalupe Cemetery, Yoakum, Texas 77995.