Catherine “Sunshine” Juarez

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Catherine Juarez was born in Toledo, Ohio, on November 25, 1942, to Stanley and Rita Avalos.  She passed away on August 18, 2014, into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her beloved family.

Catherine was married to Paul Juarez for over 48 years.  She is survived by her children Gabriel Juarez (wife Lindi), Rebecca Ramos (husband Ricardo), and Elizabeth Cross (husband Stephen); stepchildren Virginia Carrizal (husband Raymond) and Patricia Gonzales (husband Daniel); grandchildren Amanda Saenz (husband Dustin), Candise Juarez, Casandra Waldrop (husband Josh), Christina Ramos, Ricardo Ramos, Jr., Matthew Ramos (girlfriend Elizabeth Jones), Julianne Cross, Zachary Cross, Chrystal Limon (husband David), Christopher Carrizal (wife Stephanie), Danielle Gonzales, Anna Teagle (husband Christopher), Lorenzo Gonzales; great grandchildren Kingslei Saenz, Vincent Saenz, Noah Ramos, Isaiah Limon, Ilijah Limon, Ezekiel Limon, Chloe Carrizal, Lola Carrizal, Christian Teagle, and Zoe Teagle.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, and her grandson Reece Gonzales.

Catherine was the oldest of 15 children.  She moved to Texas in 1970, settling in the Houston area.  She loved to say that her life was devoted to working for numerous doctors, both in Ohio and in Houston.  She was considered the “family nurse,” always ministering to the health needs of her loved ones.

Sunshine, as she was known by her grandchildren, was so dearly loved by all her family.  She was known for her benevolence, her kind and generous nature, her selfless giving of her time, and her always smiling face and sweet voice.  Everyone who knew her was drawn to her unconditional love, and every person has their story of Sunshine’s compassion and kindheartedness.  She truly had a big heart of gold, and she is now walking the streets of gold.

One of the last things she said repeatedly was, “You can’t love my kids as much as I love my kids!  My grandkids are my kids!”  She lived for her loved ones and died peacefully in her faith.

The memorial service celebrating Catherine’s life will be held at 6:00pm, Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Niday- Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena.

Barbara Ann Dyer

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Barbara Ann Carrell Dyer was born in Hagansport, Texas, on February 16, 1936, to proud parents John Wesley and Jesse Lou Carrell.  She left this life to be with our Lord and Saviour on August 16, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.

Barbara was married to Johnny L. Dyer for 42 years.  She is survived by her children Deborah Jean McDonald, Gerald Ray Dyer, John Bradley Dyer (wife Sharon), and Kimberly Ann Ellen (husband Randy); grandchildren Tosha Hyett, Shannon Evans (husband Matthew), Jared and Tyler Dyer, Brittany Straughan (husband John), Jimy Dyer and Heathor McDonald.  She has six great grandchildren Zachary Hyett, Jacob and Hannah Evans, Tristan McDonald, Braeden and Peyton Straughan.  Sister,  Mary Fern McKnight and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Charlotte Zoe Carrell and grandson Kyle McDonald.

Barbara entered college at the age of 26 graduating from North Texas State University with a Masters Degree in Education and taught 5th grade at Carpenter Elementary in Deer Park, Texas, where she retired at the age of 55.  She loved children and being a teacher.

Her love of life was dedication to the Lord and her family, friends, as well as her Church family.  She enjoyed many years serving for the Society of St. Stevens at First United Methodist Church in Pasadena, Texas.  Her love of travel led her to Europe, all over the Continental United States, Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand and Australia.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Society of St. Stevens at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, Texas, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gulf Coast Chapter or the National Cancer Society.

She is so loved and will be dearly missed by all her family, friends and those who have had the distinct pleasure of knowing this precious person.  She touched the life and heart of everyone she came in contact with by her contagious smile and gentle loving nature.

The memorial service celebrating Barbara’s life will be held at 3:00pm Wednesday, August 20th, at First United Methodist Church Pasadena.

Johnnie Lee, Sr.

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Johnnie Lee, Sr. was called home on August 8, 2014. He was born to Willie Mae Lee and Jim Lee in Richmond Texas.

Johnnie Lee, Sr. was a kind and loving person he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior early in life. He worked very hard in life running his own business in demolition for over 20 years and in the last 4 years he had worked at City Oil Valve. Johnnie Lee, Sr. enjoyed spending time with his family and making everyone laugh. He had a fighting spirit and he fought all the way until God called him home. No matter how sick he was he always asked you how you are feeling.

Johnnie Lee, Sr. is survived by his four children Shondray Lee, Johnnie Lee, Jr., Christy Lee, and Brittney Lee and seven grandchildren Destiny Woodard, Christopher Woodard, Christina Woodard, Shondray Lee II, Bethanie Lee, Madysen Lee, and Alseea Lee. He also leaves behind his siblings Daisy Lee, Robert Lee, Rosie Sowell, J.P Lee, John Lee, Mary Mitchell, Bobby Mitchell, and Ronnie Mitchell and numerous of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Friday, August 15th, the Funeral Service celebrating Johnnie’s life will be at 11:00am Saturday, August 16th, both held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens.

Donald Ray Stringfellow

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Donald Ray Stringfellow was born July 24th, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama. He had three brothers and two sisters. Don met the love of his life, Jean Moody, in December of 1956 while serving in The United States Army during the Korean War. After a short courtship, he married Jean in Fellon, Nevada on March 6, 1957.  Donald was stationed in El Paso, Texas and served his country for 3 Years. After being honorably discharged in 1958, they moved back to Houston, Texas where Don was raised, and started a family of their own. Don loved being surrounded by his family, liked watching westerns, and everything about cars; working on them, buying them, and selling them.

He passed from this life on August 8th, 2014 at age 77. He is survived by his two daughters, Brenda and husband Warren Sword and Karen and husband Thomas Pfeiffer. His four grandchildren, Roger and wife Rebekah McLain, Amber and husband Darrell Cooper, Brittney Sword, and Andrew and wife Mary Sword. His four great-grandchildren, Keiran, Hannah, & Nathan Cooper, and Kaden Sword. His sister and two brothers; Geraldine Hobbs, David and wife Linda Stringfellow, and Glen Stringfellow, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Jean Moody Stringfellow and son Curtis Ray Stringfellow. Parents Elton Earl Stringfellow and Bessie LaVonia Kirkly Stringfellow. Sister and brother; Lillie Earlene Alverson and Jimmy Wayne Stringfellow.

The service celebrating Donald’s life will be held at 6:00pm Tuesday, August 12th, at Christ Church Apostolic, with visitation two hours prior to the service. The graveside service will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at 11:00am Wednesday, August 13th.

John James Levandowski

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Big John, 81, was born November 25, 1932 and passed away August 7, 2014.  John was a beloved father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend.

He was born in Hempstead, Texas, the 2nd son of Wallace and Antonia Springer Levandowski.  As a young man he served in The United States Army.  After being discharged from the Army he worked different jobs until 1970 when he joined Carroll Printing Company as the Printing Foreman.  He later retired from Carroll in 1995.  After retiring from Carroll Printing in 1995, he worked at A-1 Golf Carts and kept a full time schedule until recently.  John’s hobbies included fishing in Canyon Lake, hunting in Nebraska and cooking.   Barbequing was not only a hobby but it was a passion and he was excellent at it.  He has won an array of awards.   John loved life and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

John is preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Antonia Levandowski, brothers, Leon and Julian Levandowski.

He is survived by his daughter, Debra Harrelson of Pearland, grandchildren, Garrett and Katie Harrelson of Pearland, his brother Charlie Levandowski and wife Janet of Canyon Lake and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews and good friends.

The Memorial Service celebrating John’s life will be at 3:00pm Friday, August 15th, at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel.

Dan Nagle

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Thomas Daniel Nagle, 65, a native Houstonian, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 6, 2014.

Dan was born to Bob and Betty Nagle on November 10, 1948. He went to Milby High School and Lamar University. He married Mica Nagle Feb. 3, 1979.  They have lived in the Houston area for their 35 years of marriage, and raised two boys, Christian, 32 and Ashton, 29.

Over his life he served and worked in various fields. Dan’s lifetime of community service began with the Boy Scouts of America, where he achieved the high rank of Eagle Scout. He later served his country in the United States Marine Corps (Ooh Rah).   Having had many diverse careers over his lifetime his favorites were playing tennis on the professional circuit and working as the Tennis Pro at various country clubs. Working for Barnum and Bailey, Ringling Brothers Circus as their Advance Man allowed him to travel the country and make many friends.  His extensive travel eventually led him to meet his Mica, who was a travel agent at the time.

One of his passions was working with his hands.   He taught himself plumbing, carpentry and electrical work in order to complete his “Honey-Do” list. Becoming so skilled with his hands allowed him to start his own successful business as a General Contractor, “Dan Nagle Construction.”

Dan also served as an Arbitrator for the State of Texas.  As a licensed arbitrator, he heard cases and made decisions—some of which were binding and some of which were appealable to the courts of the State of Texas. Dan was a force to be reckoned with and was respected in this field, too. Those with whom he dealt soon realized that he had one heck of a head on his shoulders and was a champion of the “right” decision in any case.

Dan recently got his real estate license which allowed him to spend his last year working for “Boss Mica.”  Dan certainly knew his place—after all, every realtor knows it’s “location, location, location.”

Dan committed his life in 1975 to his Lord Jesus Christ, whom he will serve for eternity.   Dan also served Sagemont Church in many capacities until the day he died. He was a devoted family man, and loved his country, friends and making corny jokes.

Dan is survived by his wife, Mica, two sons, Christian and Ashton, daughter-in-law, Jackie, and his granddaughter, Brooklyn.   He is also survived by his siblings, Michael, John, and Pat, his brother-in-law, Jim, and his sister-in-law, Michele.   He is also missed very much by his dog, Abby, who liked his corny jokes!

Visitation will be from 4:00pm until 6:00pm Sunday, August 10th, at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel.  The Memorial Service celebrating Dan’s life will be at 10:30am Monday, August 11th, at Sagemont Church.

Earl Jerome Windsor

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Earl Jerome Windsor, 80, was born February 22, 1934 and passed away August 5, 2014. Earl was a beloved husband, father, mentor and friend to many.  He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Margaret and Samuel Windsor. As a young man, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He became a master machinist in the oil industry and later a skilled auto mechanic.  He eventually owned and operated a successful automotive repair business in Southeast Houston.

Pop loved camping, woodworking and any type of building project using his hands.  His greatest joy was spending time and doing things with his large family, especially his grandchildren and great grandkids.

He is survived by his wife Winifred, his sons Doug, Buck, Bobby, Earl, David and daughters Dee and Becky. He has 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Thursday, August 7th, and the service celebrating Earl’s life will be at 2:00pm Friday, August 8th, at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery.

Gary Edwin Bradley

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Gary Edwin Bradley, 58 and a 21 year resident of the Sagemont Area went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 4, 2014.

Gary was born to Ralph and Naomi Bradley on October 21, 1955 in Levelland, Texas and soon after, the Bradley’s moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. It was there, in grade school, that Gary met his beautiful bride Kathi whom he married in July of 1976.

In 1989, Gary and Kathi answered the call the Lord put on their lives to the foreign mission field. Gary, Kathi and their two young children Matthew and Torri moved to East Africa to minister to the people of Kenya and Tanzania.

In 1994, after their return to the United States, Gary was blessed with a job at ABM which led to his position at Sagemont Church as head Facilities Manager. This July the Sagemont Church family celebrated with Gary on the 20th anniversary of his selfless, constant service and ministry to the people and place he loved so dearly.

In a time of hurt and grieving his family is comforted not only in the assurance of his place in the presence of the Lord for eternity, but also the kindness shown through word and deed of family and friends. After a 38 year marriage, 3 children, a daughter and son in law and a full, vibrant life Gary is with the person he loved the most; His redeemer, Jesus Christ.

Gary is preceded in death by his father Ralph Edwin Bradley. However, Gary is survived by his loving wife Kathi, his son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Brenae Bradley of Webster, his daughter and son-in-law, Torri and Edgar Canales of Friendswood and his youngest daughter Shelby Bradley of Sagemont. He is also survived by his mother, Naomi Bradley of Corpus Christi, his brother Terry Bradley of Houston, his youngest brother Michael and Karla Bradley and their daughter and son, Amanda and Alex of Clear Lake.

The Memorial Service celebrating Gary’s life will be Monday, August 11th at 7:00pm at Sagemont Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be made to the Living Proof Project at Sagemont Church.

Elva “Ninfa” Muñoz

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Elva “Ninfa” Muñoz, 72, lifelong resident of South Houston Texas went to be with the Lord on August 3, 2014.

She was born to the late Isaac and Barbara Reyes, April 1, 1942, in El Campo, Texas. She was married to her loving husband of 52 years, Julian Munoz Jr.

Elva is survived by four children: Julian “Poppy” and Debbie Munoz, Jesse and Jo Ann Betancourt, David and Laurie Munoz, Michelle Munoz.

She also is survived by six grandchildren and five great grandchildren, Jesse “Bubba” Betancourt Jr., Jason Allen, Julian G Betancourt, David “D” Munoz Jr., Erika Munoz and Victoria Munoz; Alliana, Julian Jr., Nathan, Christina and Jesse III Betancourt.  She also leaves behind her siblings, Joe Reyes, Manuel Reyes, Yolanda Mitchell, their families, and countless loving family.

Mom/Grandma, you left us too soon but we know your health was just too much for your heart to handle. You are resting now and we know you will always be by our side and in our hearts.  Heaven gained another angel to watch over us. We will cherish all the great memories of you.

Elva was preceded in death by her sisters and brother, Minerva “Minnie” Reyes, Barbara Alice Espinoza and Isaac Reyes Jr. Give a huge hug to our entire loved ones that are with you.

The family will receive friends at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Wednesday, August 6, from 5pm-8pm with a vigil at 7:00pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, August 7, at 9:30am, also held ay St. Frances Cabrini. Interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park in Pasadena.

Ann Limmer

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Marian Annette Thompson “Ann” Limmer passed through the thin blue vail early Saturday morning, August 2, 2014.

She was born on September 11, 1939 in Hamilton, Texas.  After graduating from high school a year early, she attended Tarleton State University for one year.  It was there that she met her husband Edgar Charles Limmer on a blind date.  They were married on June 28, 1958.

Ann went to work at the Deer Park Public Library in 1968.  She was in charge of circulation there for 16 years.  She finished her 27 year career with the city of Deer Park at the city hall.

Ann enjoyed many talents and hobbies over her lifetime.  She was in the high school band playing the drums, bells, and was a baton twirler.  She played the piano in church and at home.  She knitted, did ceramics, toll painting, cross stich, as well as other arts and crafts.

After retirement, she travelled to Birmingham, Alabama to visit her daughter and grandchildren many times.  She also threw herself into genealogy and traced her family back many generations. She was a member of First Families of Tennessee and First Families of Texas.  Her family was in Texas before it was a state.  She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She enjoyed flowers and keeping her yard very beautiful.  She read hundreds of books over her life.   She was a member of Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church.  One Easter Sunday over lunch she commented on how wonderful it is to be forgiven of her sins.

Ann is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lorri and Douglas Steffek of Deer Park, Texas.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, Zackory Barnes of Birmingham, Alabama, Victoria Beasley of Madison, Alabama, Camden Barnes and Carpenter Barnes of Deer Park, Texas and one great granddaughter, Eden Beasley of Madison, Alabama.

The funeral service will be at 7:00pm Tuesday, August 5, at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service starting at 6:00pm.  Interment will follow on Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Priddy, Texas.

Ann was one of a kind and will be remembered fondly.