James Michael Grimes, 65, passed away suddenly in an accident on Monday, May 23, 2016 in Madison County, Texas. Mike was born on April 26, 1951 to Jay and Maurine Grimes in Jacksonville and raised in Tyler, Texas. In 1978, he married the love of his life, Pam Muras of Houston. Together, they raised their two sons, Justin and Adam, in the Sageglen community. Mike was passionate in all he did and lived his life to the fullest. He was active in the Sagemont Beverly Hills Little League as a coach and volunteer for both of his boys. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, Mike owned and operated a landscaping and janitorial business serving the South Belt Area. Later in his career, Mike worked as a landman in East Texas and most recently as a facility director at Strake Jesuit Retreat & Learning Center in Leona, Texas. Mike was a dedicated family man and will be immensely missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him.
Mike is survived by his wife, Pam of Huntsville; his sons, Justin Grimes and wife Brittany of League City, and Adam Grimes and wife Sarah of Houston; sister Jan Matise of Dallas; brother Larry Grimes and wife Debbie of Colleyville, Texas; and numerous other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Thursday, May 26, at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena, Texas, with a rosary being prayed at 7:00pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am Friday, May 27, at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Houston, Texas.
Mike was a very generous and caring man. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you honor his memory by donating to a charity of your choice in Mike’s name.
Bonnie Ruth Bolls was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, May 23, 2016, ten days before her 95th birthday. As in life, the Lord was gracious in her passing, limiting her suffering and allowing her to pass peacefully shortly after a sweet time of prayer with family members.
Bonnie was born in 1921 in Little Rock, Arkansas, to parents William and Virginia Kerr. She and her siblings—older brother Bill and younger sister Martha—grew up during the Great Depression, which helped to shape Bonnie’s character so that she found joy in every circumstance, treasured faith and family above all else, and modeled an admirable commitment to frugality combined with endless generosity.
Bonnie was an avid volleyball player in high school, and after graduating, moved to Houston, Texas, where she excelled in a clerical position. Her beloved brother Bill, a West Point graduate and U.S. Army Air Corps pilot, passed away during World War II, and Bonnie expressed countless times that she could hardly wait to see him again in Heaven.
Bonnie married U.S. Army Air Corps serviceman Fred Orlin Bolls in 1941 and gave birth to two children, Linda and Robert Bolls. Their young family lived on military bases all over the world, including Guam. In 1951, they moved into a new house on Evonne Street in Houston, which remained Bonnie’s residence for 65 years.
In addition to being an exceptional homemaker, Bonnie was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she served in countless ways. She and Fred spent many Friday nights at the square dance hall, and Bonnie was on a bowling league, was a member of the neighborhood gardening club, and loved volunteering as a docent at the Houston Zoo. Blessed with an exceptionally tender heart, she often rescued little creatures, birds, cats—any animal in need of care and a second chance at life. Bonnie crocheted and hand-stitched many exquisite items and could also play a mean hand of poker. She loved to talk sports with her grandson-in-laws and rarely went more than a few minutes without cracking a witty joke.
Bonnie is reunited in Heaven with parents William and Virginia, brother Bill, sister Martha, treasured grandparents and numerous ancestors who loved the Lord and preceded her in glory. She is survived by daughter Linda McClendon, son Robert Bolls, grandchildren Sally Provenzano and husband Matt, Jennifer Clark and husband John, and Laura Gallier and husband Patrick. Bonnie’s seven great-grandchildren were privileged to know and love her: Cameron, Chloe, Madison, Ethan, Avery, Olivia and Levi.
Bonnie Bolls’ memorial service is Friday, May 27, 2016, at 11:00am, at Niday Funeral Home, 12440 Beamer Road, Houston, Texas, 77089. She will be placed to rest at a later date alongside husband Fred Bolls at the Houston Veterans Cemetery.
Juan Perez age 59, of Houston, TX passed away Saturday evening, May 21, 2016 after a hard-fought battle with cancer with his wife of 30 years (Olivia) and family by his side. Juan was born May 16, 1957 to Maria De Jesus and Luis Perez in Brownsville, TX. He was preceded in death by his father Luis Perez and two infant siblings Jose and Maria De Jesus. Juan graduated from HTI in 1977 and went on to serve the country in the US Navy for four years. He continued his education at HCC and was employed at DSI Logistics for over 20+ years.
Juan is survived by his wife, Olivia Montemayor Perez, Daughter Alexia Perez, Son-in-Law Christopher E. Guevara Sr., Grandson Christopher Evan Guevara Jr. 3, Granddaughter Lilly Olivia Cruz 11, and Daughter Katherine Rodriquez, Grandson Johnny D. Rodriquez 7, Mother Maria De Jesus, Sister Magdalena (Elena) Perez-Guiterrez husband Jose L., Sister Celia Ferguson husband Jim, Brother Albert Perez wife Elsa, Sister Leticia (Lety) P. Medrano husband Ray, Brother Guadalupe (Lupe) Perez wife Rhonda. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces.
Throughout his lifetime, Juan was a soft-mannered, noble and kind person, always willing to help with his handy-man skills, because he was known to have the ability to fix anything. He stayed tentative to his mother’s needs with a caring heart. He was hard-working, smart and talented in many ways. He loved his family, fishing and playing his guitar. He will be dearly missed by many.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 25, from 6-8pm at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena, the funeral service celebrating Juan’s life will be Thursday, May 26, at 10:00am also at the funeral home; interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery.
Heberto Perez (Sunrise: 10-1-1953 Sunset: 5-20-2016) beloved brother, father and grandfather. He is preceeded in death by his parents Heberto Salvador Perez and Carmen Ura Perez; brother Jesus Fernando Perez and sister Rosalinda Perez. He is survived by his brothers Jaime and Javier; sisters Dora, Carmen and Beatrice; children Heberto Jr. and Dora Alicia; three grandchildren Giselle, Eva and Adrina.
Heberto grew up in Texas and graduated from Eagle Pass High School. He was a very hard worker for Shell Oil Company since the age of 17. He loved the smell of burning mesquite, to tell jokes, hunt, fish and was a wonderful craftsman. All learned from his father. He could tell you stories and jokes over and over again and you’d enjoy hearing them as if it was the first time.
He loved to spend a lot of time teaching and eating his favorite foods.
He has taught us so much in such a short time. Those who knew him will cherish all the memories shared. We will never know how much pain you were in and all though you weren’t alone; that’s not how you felt. No more pain and suffering now.
Who knew he was such a poet…
STAR DATE – 8/19/2015
*The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last*
The family will receive friends from 12:00pm-2:00pm, Saturday, May 28, at Niday- Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena; interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Charles Redding Rinehart, beloved husband, brother, father and Pa Paw, passed away Thursday May 19, 2016 at his home in Pasadena, TX. He was born August 15, 1951 in Houston, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents; Frank Charles and Louise Rinehart, older brother Terrell James and younger brother Frank Carl. He is survived by his loving wife Laura Rinehart; children Rachelle Wynn Rinehart, Donna Louise Pacetti and Frank Charles (Charlie) Rinehart; step-children Helen Boot and husband Mike, Marlana Camacho and husband Alex; sisters Joy Francine Beck, Alda Stephenson, and Louan and husband Calvin Lewis; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Charles grew up in the city of South Houston and graduated in 1969 from South Houston High School. He was employed as a car inspector for Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement in August 2011. After retiring, he spent his time doing the things he loved…. going to the beach with his wife Laura, golfing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. These are the things that brought the most joy to his life. Charles loved music and passed that love on to his own children. He was extremely intelligent and the most kind-hearted person you could ever meet. He showed the rest of us what it meant to be unselfish and unassuming in everything he did. Never having a bad word for anyone, he was truly a joy to be around. He is loved by all and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4, at 11:00am., at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena.
Luz Zabala, a loving husband, father, and grandfather went to be with the Lord on Friday May 20, 2016. He was born in La Coste, Texas on November 2, 1950 to his parents Bidal Zabala and Gregoria Mares. Luz was from a large family of 14 children and learned to work at an early age in the fields picking all kinds of crops on a seasonal basis. Luz learned the value of hard work as his labors as a youth contributed to the family existence. The family moved to the Sugar Land area where he made his parents proud by graduating from Dulles High School in Stafford, Texas. Upon his graduation Luz served in the United States Air Force. After honorably serving his country Luz attended Business School and then worked as a warehouse manager before retiring as a process operator from Exxon Mobil after 23 years of service. Luz enjoyed sports related hobbies, caring for his grandchildren, and lending a helping hand to anyone in need. Luz never met a stranger or a stray animal he did not care for.
Luz was preceded in death by his parents, late brother Juan Zabala, father-in-law, Juan De La Cruz, and mother-in-law, Antonia De La Cruz. Survivors include Rita Zabala, his loving wife of nearly 40 years, his son Alexander Zabala, and his daughter Melanie Nowlin. He also leaves behind a daughter-in-law, Amber Zabala, son-in-law Michael Nowlin, and three very special grandchildren Gage and Gavin Zabala, and Jameson Nowlin who were the light of his life. He is also survived by 6 brothers and six sisters, many in-laws and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A rosary will be prayed on Tuesday, May 24, from 5:30pm-6:30pm, with visitation following until 8:00pm at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Deer Park at 10:00am Wednesday, May 25, with interment following at Grand View Memorial Park in Pasadena.
Tracey Elin Welby, born April 24, 1966 in North Attleboro Massachusetts, died Sunday May, 15, 2016 in Houston, Texas.
She leaves her husband of 27 years, Scott McAfee, her mother Elin Kidd, step father Eddie Kidd, brother Andrew Kidd, father James J. Welby, and step-mother Joyce, sisters Leslie, and Lisa Welby, brother Anthony; son Ryan Matthew Roberson, daughter-in-law Robin, grandchildren Ryan Jr., Austin, and Natalie; daughter Morgan Nicole Roberson, grandchildren Hailey Vitols, and Jeremiah McCord.
Her cat Rusty, her dog Penny, and her late dog Gidget were a joy in her life for many years.
Tracey enjoyed her career with the Greensheet, beginning there on February 3, 1993, and remained an account executive until her passing. She also enjoyed crafting, cooking, her chicken salad was to die for, and hosting holiday parties, baby showers, and birthday parties for family friends and co-workers. She and Scott enjoyed offshore fishing and loved their travels together to the Florida Keys where they went scuba diving, swam with dolphins, and she especially loved the brown pelicans.
Strong-willed, independent, loving and loyal all these words describe Tracey Welby. She had a complex personality that built relationships not always easy but well worth the effort. Though she might not say it often, her feelings for those she held dear could be seen in her beautiful smile. She will be missed by many who had maintained long and deeply loving relationships with her, family friends and co-workers alike.
One friend in describing their friendship said, “we fought hard and loved harder.”
Today, we think she would want to be remembered cheering and screaming for Hailey at one of her softball games. She would want us to see her with a big smile watching her grandkids at the Easter egg hunt last Easter when Hailey, Ryan Jr. Austin, Natalie and Jeremiah, used Kroger bags for Easter baskets.
We come together to celebrate the much too short life of a beautiful woman of many talents. She lived with a passion for her profession, and love in her heart for those close to her. May each of us remember her in our own way and pull up those memories from time to time to recall the good times she left on our lives.
We thank God today for the blessing of Tracey’s life. She touched each of us in her own special way.
As her son Ryan admonished, “call your parents and tell them you love them.” We have no promise of tomorrow.
Tell someone you love them, and God bless you, each and every one.
The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Friday, May 20, and the service celebrating Tracey’s life will be at 10:00am Saturday, May 21, all held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. Entombment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson.
Betty Jo “BJ” Cowan Green, age 75, of Point Blank, Texas was called home by our Lord Jesus on May 15, 2016. She was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on March 19, 1941 to James Lawton Cowan and Magdaline Naomi McLeod.
BJ had 17 remarkable years of marriage to her husband M.W. Green, Sr. They blended their family of ten children David Lee Freeman, Ramona D. Norris, and Richard L. Freeman, Dianna Spruiell her spouse Richard, Brenda Switzer her spouse Travis, Billy Green his spouse Regina, Debbie McDonald her spouse Evelio, Regina McDonald her spouse Sam, Kevin Winkler his spouse Melinda and Lisa Tolbert her spouse Jesse. She had 24 grandchildren 30+ great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.
She is preceded in death by both her parents, her two siblings James Cowan, Nell Stevenson, and her daughter Ramona Norris.
BJ will always be remembered for her dedication to her family. She raised her children in her early adult years. She pressed on through her middle aged years raising 3 of her grandchildren. She enjoyed her retired years caring for her great-grandson.
Her day always started with a cup or two of coffee. She was a huge NASCAR fan. She could be heard through the house cheering for her favorite drivers on any given race day. She also enjoyed peaceful quiet time of fishing. Fishing was her time to pray, rejuvenate her soul and clear her thoughts.
BJ leaves behind a legacy of love, dedication and many treasured memories.
Visitation will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Thursday, May 19, and the funeral service will be at 2:00pm Friday, May 20, all held at Niday Funeral Home. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery in Pearland.
Jensen Glen Harnamji, better known as “Gus”, was born on January 3, 1966 in La Romaine, Trinidad WI. He passed away from multi organ failure surrounded by his family and friends on May 14, 2016 at 3:45pm in Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.
Jensen was someone who loved life. He loved his family, friends, and coworkers deeply. He loved being outdoors, whether it was cooking for the family, or taking everyone out on fishing and crabbing trips. Jensen was not someone that you meet every day. When you meet someone like Jensen, you never find someone like him ever again. He was the most amazing father, uncle, son, cousin, friend, and mentor that anyone could ask for. His personality was infectious, his smile could light up even the darkest night, and his heart was so honest and pure. He lives on through his son Devon Harnamji, mom Christine Harnamji, dad Glen Harnamji, and his three sisters, Sherry, Candice, and Peggy, and his nieces and nephews. Although what happened was unfortunate, and we cannot change the outcome, let us try to remember the beauty of having him around while he was with each and every one of us. May his soul rest in peace until we see him again.
“God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not meant to be. So he put his arms around you, and whispered come with me. With tearful eyes, we watched you, as we saw you pass away. Although, we love you deeply, we cannot make you stay. Your golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts, to prove to us, he only takes the best.”
The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Wednesday, May 18, and the service celebrating Jensen’s life will be held at 2:00pm Thursday, May 19, all held at Niday Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.