Jaunita Mae Baumann


Jaunita Mae Baumann was born on November 21st, 1925 in Dallas, Texas and went to be with the Lord on October 22nd, 2014. She graduated from North Dallas High School and attended John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas where she completed her nurses training. After graduation in 1947 she joined the Army as a nurse and was stationed at Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver. It was here that she met her husband, Omar Baumann Sr., and after a short courtship she married the love of her life in 1949.

Jaunita loved being a nurse as she saw it as her duty to help and nurture others. She was a nurse until her first born arrived where she became a full time mother and housewife. Jaunita had several hobbies including playing sports with her sons, fishing, and raising a vegetable garden. She would compete with her husband each year to see who could grow the biggest tomatoes. Jaunita loved to travel as well and Hawaii was one of her favorite destinations. Church was an important part of her life and she would go to the Methodist church each Sunday.

She is survived by her husband, Omar Sr, children Omar Jr and Terry Wynn along with 5 grandchildren, Timothy, Benjamin, Jonathon, Brittany and her husband John, Laura and her husband Mark. Jaunita had 3 great grandchildren; Olivia, Carson, and Landon. Jaunita was preceded in death by a brother Eugene Landry and daughter Lorinda Kay.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 26th, from 6-8pm at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. Her life will be celebrated with a service at the Sunset Methodist Church in Pasadena, Monday, October 27th at 10:00am. Interment will take place at Houston National Cemetery at 1:15pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a donation be made to the Alzheimer’s Organization.

Clara Bess Black


Clara Bess Black passed away peacefully at her home on October 22, 2014. She was born in Navasota, Texas, May 8, 1926 to Charles and Ella Sechelski, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her husband, William C. Black, and her siblings, Helen, Joe, Edward, Christine, and

Victoria.   She is survived by her son, Stephen Black, daughter Susan Greer and husband Mitchell,   grandchildren Caitlin Anderson and Matthew Greer, and sister Viola Singletary as well as many nieces and nephews.

She lived life fully and enjoyed volunteering at her church, playing bridge, tending to her flower beds, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.  She was loved by all who knew her.

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 26th, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, and the service celebrating Clara’s life will be held at 10:00am on Monday, October 27th all held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.

Margaret Ann McBride Walter


Margaret Ann McBride Walter of Houston, Texas went to be with her lord and savior on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

She was a very loving and dedicated mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt whose kindness and devotion to her family and friends is cherished by all. She was courageous, inspirational and brought an abundance of joy and laughter to all who knew her.

Margaret was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on May 19th, 1951 to Anderson Joseph McBride Jr. (deceased) and Camilla Anne Hughey McBride.

Margaret began her career in the mail room with no exposure or experience to the pipe, valve and flange industry and took it upon herself with great drive and dedication to gain the expertise and knowledge necessary to succeed in a field that few women chose to pursue. After 28 years of inside sales with Piping and Equipment, Margaret expanded her family and found a new home with Transquip, USA where she shared her expertise of the ins and outs of the industry and cared greatly for her customers.  The greatest joy she found in her new venture was the family she found in Transquip, USA;  a bond of laughter and respect that brought much fulfillment to her career.

She is survived by her mother Camilla Hughey McBride; daughter Kimberly Walter Robison and son Robert Walter; granddaughters Taylor Furst, Madison Walter and Sophie Walter; sister Sharon McBride Stewart and her husband Jerry; brother Andy McBride; nieces and nephews Joshua McBride, James Stewart and his wife Cortney, Brittney Jordan and her husband Rob, and Jennifer Stewart; great nephews Hendrix Stewart and Baer Stewart  and numerous friends and relatives.  She will be greatly missed by all.

The funeral service celebrating Margaret’s life will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, October 24th, at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Arthur “Buddy” Leroy Byers

Buddy Byers

If you ask anyone, they will tell you that Buddy Byers was a good man.  He embodied kindness; would give anyone in need the shirt off his back, the last penny in his pocket, or the last hour of his day. He never met anyone he didn’t like, treasured his friends and family, and the only thing he loved more than his precious wife Ann was his Lord Jesus Christ.

He wore the whole armor of God.

He was encompassed in the eternal Cloak of Joy.

He was blessed with our Lord’s Robe of Peace.

And through the wondrous Holy Spirit of Christ our Saviour,

He was attired in the Radiant Gown of His Love.

He wore this wardrobe, a Gift from our Lord, exceedingly well.

-by Ward Byers (brother)

Arthur “Buddy” Leroy Byers was born on March 27, 1924, in Cle Elum, Washington, and joyfully joined our Lord on October 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ann S. Byers; daughter  Deborah Boehlke, son-in-law Robert, and granddaughter Bree; daughter Sandy Burkhalter, son-in-law Greg, and grandchildren Macon, Isaac, and Ruthie; son Allen Penna and brother Cliff Byers.

Buddy was proud to be a part of the Greatest Generation, serving his country during WWII. He joined the U.S. Navy at the tender age of 17 and arrived at Pearl Harbor in February of 1942. He saw action as an aircrewman on PBYs and B-24s at Midway, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Guadalcanal, Marshall Islands, Tarawa, and Kuajalein. After returning home, his love for airplanes led him to be a barnstormer specializing in wingwalking and delayed parachute jumping. He remained an active pilot until the late 1970s. Buddy was the consummate salesman who could sell ice to Eskimos. In reality, he sold everything from airplanes to laundry equipment. He managed a jewelry store, a pawn shop, and a resale shop. He was a faithful member of Memorial Baptist church, participating in the Men’s Bible Study Group and the Saturday Prayer Group. He volunteered his time to the Buildings and Grounds Committee and was willing to do any odd job that needed to be done. Buddy never stopped moving and going. Those of us left with his stillness will dearly miss him.

The funeral service celebrating Buddy’s joyous life will be held at 11:00am Thursday, October 23rd, at Memorial Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a favorite charity.

Kenneth Coker


Lloyd Kenneth Coker, 65, of La Porte, Texas, passed away, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Houston, TX.

Ken was born February 19, 1949, in Vernon, Texas to Lloyd and Frances (Ford) Coker. He graduated from Midway High School in 1968. On April 5, 2012, he married his wife Jean.  Ken was employed as a social worker for the State of Texas until his retirement. Ken also called bingo at the local bingo halls in Pasadena, Texas for the last 20 years. Ken was an avid bowler, he also enjoyed listening to country music, sitting on his patio drinking coffee, cooking on his barbecue grill, watching his Texans football team, and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.  Ken is survived by his loving wife, Jean Coker of La Porte, Texas; his daughter, Cassie Vogel of Deer Creek, Texas; his four sons, Cory Coker of Tomball, Texas, Kenny Coker of Delray, Florida, Michael Terry of Pasadena, Texas, Brian Terry of Boyd, Texas; one sister, Cathy Talley, Henrietta, Texas; two brothers, Mike Coker of Deer Creek, Texas, David Coker of Deer Creek, Texas.  Father precedes him in death Lloyd Coker of Deer Creek, Texas; mother Frances Coker of Henrietta, Texas.  He leaves nine grandchildren, Norma Terry, Austin Thorn, Cole Thorn, Meagan Terry, Sarah Terry, Shane Terry, Matthew Coker, Faith Vogel, and Amber Coker. He will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12pm on Monday, October 20th at Niday Funeral Home 12440 Beamer Road, Houston, Texas  77089; Pastor Micah Sutton will be officiating. Visitation will be from 10am-12pm Monday before the service.

John Clary

Clary Photo

John Clary of Friendswood, Texas peacefully passed away on October 12, 2014, just after celebrating his 90th birthday.

John was born October 7, 1924 in Decatur, Illinois.  He proudly served the country for 25 years in the United States Air Force.   John is survived by his two sons, Rick Clary, and Jack Clary and his loving wife Mary Heady.   John will be missed by his 5 grandchildren, Jacob Stahle and his wife Jayla, Lori Dickson, Lauren Clary, Hunter Clary, Cody Clary and his wife Amy Clary.  John also leaves behind 5 great grandchildren, Teighlor Respress, Reagan Dickson, Mason Clary, Gavin Clary and Zeke Clary.  John is preceded in death by his wife Lorainne Clary and his daughter Victoria (Vikki) Stahle.

A memorial service celebrating John’s life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 25th, at Niday Funeral Home -Beamer Chapel.  There will be a reception help at the VFW in Pearland, Texas for friends and family beginning at 5:00pm.

Bob Lambert


Bob Lambert was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on May 9, 1928 and left his earthly body to be with Jesus on October 11, 2014.

Bob is survived by his wife of 31 years, Barbara Lambert of Friendswood, and sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Paul Oulette of New Hampshire.  Extended family includes:  Susan Brown and Henry Journagan of Oklahoma, Chris and Susan Scaff of League City, John and Karen Scaff of California, Steven and Andrea Scaff of Dallas.  He also leaves behind kids and grandkids, Allison and Pat Little, David and Tricia Eby, Kevin Dean and Jenny Horodyski, Kourtney Dean, and Erin and Lauren Eby all from Houston.

Bob was a faithful and devoted servant for Jesus and a member of Sagemont Church and active member of “Mixed Nuts!” He deeply felt his calling with his reachout emails to church members and wrote letter after letter of encouragement to those in need.  Bob’s heart and ministry was with Live Ear Ministries and the Star of Hope Mission in Houston.  HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY!!!

A memorial service celebrating Bob’s life will be held Sunday, October 19th, at 11:30am at The Cross at Sagemont Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Live Ear Ministries c/o of Sagemont Church.

Ulis “Bill” Howard, Sr.


Ulis “Bill” Howard, Sr. was born in Lucedale, Mississippi. May 2, 1934 and went to be with the Lord on October 10, 2014 while surrounded by his loved ones.

Left to lovingly cherish his memory is Mary, his wife and soulmate of 59 years, his two daughters and two sons. Elaine Kirby and husband Norman residing in Alvin, Texas; Brahana Howard residing in Pasadena, Texas; Ulis B. Howard Jr and wife Suzanne residing in League City, Texas; and Joey Howard residing in Houston, Texas; six grandchildren Norman, Chris, Amber, Sonia, Brian & Joey, two step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild to who he was lovingly known as “PawPaw.” As well as his brother-in-law Robert V. Farlow and wife Caroyln of Santa Fe, Texas; sister-in-law Carolyn Farlow of Preston, Mississippi and numerous other nieces, nephews and loved ones.

Bill was a faithfully devoted, loving, and hardworking husband, father and grandfather who held his faith with the Lord and loved spending time with his family and his four legged pal “Ace.”  All other spare time was spent gardening, fishing, and in his early years hunting.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 13, 2014, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, and the service celebrating Bill’s life will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 all held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel.

Dwayne Leon Thomas


Dwayne Leon Thomas was born in Houston, Texas September 20, 1952 and went to be with the Lord October 4, 2014 in Pasadena, Texas. He was the son of the late Lewis A. and Evelyn Thomas. He was preceded in death by his sister, Twyler. He is survived by his aunts Frances Glass of Bastrop, Louisiana, Corine Harrell of Delhi, Louisiana and Ellawese Ross of League City, Texas; uncle I. D. Thomas of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; cousins Shirley Hunt of Austin, Texas and Dennison Hunt of El Lago, Texas and nieces and nephews in Abilene, Texas.

Dwayne graduated with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Drafting Technology in 1979 from San Jacinto College. He began his drafting career at Childers Engineering where he did field survey work, drafting civil and piping plans. He then worked with Fluor as an Assistant Piping Designer preparing vessel orientation design, piping plans and isometric spools. He ended his career with over 15 years in aerospace working for various contractors where he was responsible for modifying and creating electrical/mechanical documentation packages for all types of aerospace ground support equipment.

Dwayne had a big heart, had many friends and was always there for them. He loved spending time on his computer and sending those close to him emails that included old historical pictures of Houston in the 1940’s or links to old movies.

The visitation will be held Wednesday, October 8th, from 6:00-8:00pm, at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00am, in the chapel of First Baptist Church Pasadena. Interment will follow at Southpark Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Elizabeth Kyle

Jackie pic

Jacqueline (Jackie) Elizabeth Kyle was born in Houston on December 5, 1962 and passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. She was raised in Pasadena, and attended Sam Rayburn High School.

Jackie was a very dedicated cable technician for Intec. She loved her family and her job. Jackie had received numerous awards while at Rollins Security including Service Associate of the Year in 1992. She was a devoted mother, daughter and sister.

Jackie is preceded in death by her mother Esther Belle Fisher, of Pasadena; grandparents, Joseph and Mary Shell of Hampton, Virginia; uncle Joseph Shell, Jr. of Hampton Virginia; aunt, Retha Scaggs of Dallas and Karen Richards of Houston.

She is survived by her sons whom she was greatly proud of, Jason Keith Richards and his daughter Kennedy Richards, and Brian William Richards; brothers, Stanley Robert Richards, Jr., Gregory Lincoln Woodward; sister, Jill Dana Temiquel and husband Tony, their daughter Maddison Karentina Elizabeth Temiquel who was the apple of her eye, Mr. Robert Scaggs of Dallas, and cousin Edwin (Ed) Selby of Marshall, Texas; uncle Mr. Joseph Shell, Jr. and wife Donna Shell, along with their two sons Joey and Jonathan. Along with numerous friends she called family, Paulette Nugent, Sherri Coleman, and her daughter Bobbi Harnar, Annette Montelongo, Ofilia Kelly, MaryAnn Bennett. And many more…

A memorial service celebrating Jackie’s life will be held Friday, October 10th, at 4:00pm at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel.