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Judy Jean Ramsay 1950-2014   On March 23, 2014, Judy Jean Ramsay ended her courageous battle against Multiple Myeloma and passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord at MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, Texas. She faced her cancer with characteristic persistence and endurance. However in the end the struggle and the complications that it produced were just too much for her earthly body to tolerate.  She was born Judy Jean Kaminski on March 15, 1950 in Wausau, Wisconsin, the youngest of four children born to Floyd and Gertrude Kaminski. Although neither of her parents had formal education beyond the 8th grade, they made a good living through very hard work in the logging business. This meant that much of Judy’s first ten years was spent living in a log cabin up in the mountains near Orofino, Idaho. Her first years of schooling were in a one room school house. Her family moved back to Wisconsin in the early 1960’s and settled in New London.  Upon graduation she married her high school sweetheart Bruce Wayne Schoen in August of 1968. While Bruce worked in a manufacturing plant, Judy held various accounting and bookkeeping positions around Appleton and New London. In 1978 they adopted their only child, Michael Bruce Schoen (born July 15, 1978). Then, tragedy struck Judy’s life when her husband was killed in an automobile accident in November, 1979.  Judy resolved to move on from this loss and decided to continue her education. She completed her Associate Degree in Applied Accounting at Fox Valley Technical Institute, Appleton, WI, in January, 1982. After this accomplishment, she decided to start a new life for herself, so she and Michael moved to Flour Bluff, near Corpus Christi, TX. While working as an accountant at Central Power and Light, and raising young Michael, she completed her Bachelor of Business Administration at Corpus Christi State University (now Texas A&M Corpus Christi) in August 1984.  Judy moved to Pasadena, TX to take a job in the accounting department of Houston Lighting & Power (now Reliant) in the early 1990’s. In 1996 she left HL&P to take a job with Lyondell Petrochemical. In that same year she met and fell in love with Christopher Malcolm Ramsay, who works for NASA at the Johnson Space Center. They were married at Webster Presbyterian Church on May 29, 1999 and moved to Pearland, TX. Chris and Judy enjoyed a delightful and very loving marriage until her death.  After being laid off from Lyondell in 2003, Judy courageously decided to become a full-time graduate student at the University of Houston-Victoria.  She earned her Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in August, 2005. She then went on to earn a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the same institution in 2008.  Deciding to leave the world of corporate accounting, Judy pursued a lifelong ambition to teach and became a full-time Professor of Accounting at the North Campus of San Jacinto College in 2006.  As a professor, she loved the daily interaction with her students. She often stayed long after classes were finished to be available for tutoring, counselling, and mentoring. In addition to her face-to-face teaching, she excelled at teaching on-line classes in accounting and computer office software, sometimes designing entire classes for on-line teaching that had previously been only taught face-to-face.  Judy was a very private person about her life and feelings. She never wanted to “bother” others with her own problems, but rather relied on her excellent organizational and planning abilities to solve them. Perhaps the most captivating of her physical features was her smile, which could light up a room and instantly make friends of all those around her. Besides being a loving wife, mother and friend, the role of grandmother for Michael’s two children was perhaps the one that she cherished the most. She was continually having one or both of them over to her house and always seeking out ways to have fun with the entire family. By far her favorite leisure activity was to curl up in bed and not just read, but rather devour, modern romance novels. Her favorite possession was a Kindle E-reader.  Judy leaves behind in this life many who loved and will dearly miss her. This includes her loving husband, Chris Ramsay of Pearland, devoted son Michael Schoen and his wife Miriam of Deer Park, and grandchildren Ian and Ember Schoen. Her siblings, who all live in Wisconsin, are: her brothers Fred Kaminski and wife Arlene, Dick Kaminski and wife Betty, sister Carol Duch and husband Alan, plus numerous nephews and nieces.  Judy was preceded in death by her first husband Bruce Wayne Schoen, and her parents Floyd and Gertrude Kaminski. On Friday April 4th, at 5pm, the family will have a Memorial Visitation at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 Broadway St., Pearland, TX. The next day, Saturday April 5th, at 10am there will be a Memorial Service in the Sanctuary at Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 W. NASA Parkway, Webster, TX. The service will be followed by a reception hosted by the Church Deacons in the Fellowship Hall on the Church campus.  In lieu of traditional remembrances, the family is requesting that donations in Judy’s memory be made to:   MD Anderson Cancer Center Multiple Myeloma P.O. Box 4486 Houston, TX 77210-4486 http://www.mdanderson.org/gifts   For information on memorial funds, please call 713-792-3450 or 1-800-525-5841. Please include the name of the person you wish to honor with your memorial gift.  

Judy Jean Ramsay 1950-2014   On March 23, 2014, Judy Jean Ramsay ended her courageous battle against Multiple Myeloma and passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord at MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, Texas. She faced her cancer with characteristic persistence and endurance. However in the end the struggle and the complications that it produced were just too much for her earthly body to tolerate.  She was born Judy Jean Kaminski on March 15, 1950 in Wausau, Wisconsin, the youngest of four children born to Floyd and Gertrude Kaminski. Although neither of her parents had formal education beyond the 8th grade, they made a good living through very hard work in the logging business. This meant that much of Judy’s first ten years was spent living in a log cabin up in the mountains near Orofino, Idaho. Her first years of schooling were in a one room school house. Her family moved back to Wisconsin in the early 1960’s and settled in New London.  Upon graduation she married her high school sweetheart Bruce Wayne Schoen in August of 1968. While Bruce worked in a manufacturing plant, Judy held various accounting and bookkeeping positions around Appleton and New London. In 1978 they adopted their only child, Michael Bruce Schoen (born July 15, 1978). Then, tragedy struck Judy’s life when her husband was killed in an automobile accident in November, 1979.  Judy resolved to move on from this loss and decided to continue her education. She completed her Associate Degree in Applied Accounting at Fox Valley Technical Institute, Appleton, WI, in January, 1982. After this accomplishment, she decided to start a new life for herself, so she and Michael moved to Flour Bluff, near Corpus Christi, TX. While working as an accountant at Central Power and Light, and raising young Michael, she completed her Bachelor of Business Administration at Corpus Christi State University (now Texas A&M Corpus Christi) in August 1984.  Judy moved to Pasadena, TX to take a job in the accounting department of Houston Lighting & Power (now Reliant) in the early 1990’s. In 1996 she left HL&P to take a job with Lyondell Petrochemical. In that same year she met and fell in love with Christopher Malcolm Ramsay, who works for NASA at the Johnson Space Center. They were married at Webster Presbyterian Church on May 29, 1999 and moved to Pearland, TX. Chris and Judy enjoyed a delightful and very loving marriage until her death.  After being laid off from Lyondell in 2003, Judy courageously decided to become a full-time graduate student at the University of Houston-Victoria.  She earned her Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in August, 2005. She then went on to earn a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the same institution in 2008.  Deciding to leave the world of corporate accounting, Judy pursued a lifelong ambition to teach and became a full-time Professor of Accounting at the North Campus of San Jacinto College in 2006.  As a professor, she loved the daily interaction with her students. She often stayed long after classes were finished to be available for tutoring, counselling, and mentoring. In addition to her face-to-face teaching, she excelled at teaching on-line classes in accounting and computer office software, sometimes designing entire classes for on-line teaching that had previously been only taught face-to-face.  Judy was a very private person about her life and feelings. She never wanted to “bother” others with her own problems, but rather relied on her excellent organizational and planning abilities to solve them. Perhaps the most captivating of her physical features was her smile, which could light up a room and instantly make friends of all those around her. Besides being a loving wife, mother and friend, the role of grandmother for Michael’s two children was perhaps the one that she cherished the most. She was continually having one or both of them over to her house and always seeking out ways to have fun with the entire family. By far her favorite leisure activity was to curl up in bed and not just read, but rather devour, modern romance novels. Her favorite possession was a Kindle E-reader.  Judy leaves behind in this life many who loved and will dearly miss her. This includes her loving husband, Chris Ramsay of Pearland, devoted son Michael Schoen and his wife Miriam of Deer Park, and grandchildren Ian and Ember Schoen. Her siblings, who all live in Wisconsin, are: her brothers Fred Kaminski and wife Arlene, Dick Kaminski and wife Betty, sister Carol Duch and husband Alan, plus numerous nephews and nieces.  Judy was preceded in death by her first husband Bruce Wayne Schoen, and her parents Floyd and Gertrude Kaminski. On Friday April 4th, at 5pm, the family will have a Memorial Visitation at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 Broadway St., Pearland, TX. The next day, Saturday April 5th, at 10am there will be a Memorial Service in the Sanctuary at Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 W. NASA Parkway, Webster, TX. The service will be followed by a reception hosted by the Church Deacons in the Fellowship Hall on the Church campus.  In lieu of traditional remembrances, the family is requesting that donations in Judy’s memory be made to:   MD Anderson Cancer Center Multiple Myeloma P.O. 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  Rita Maxine Schott Rita Maxine Schott, 76, of Pearland, TX, passed away February 5, 2014 in Pasadena, TX. She was born May 12, 1937 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Paul and Rita (Armand)Judice.  Rita was a member of the Maxwell Center Bridge Club and the Pasadena Town Center Bridge Club and, and attended Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood, TX.   She has lived in Pearland since 1996 and is formerly of Houston, TX.  Rita is preceded in death by her sister, Ann Phillips. Rita is survived by her husband, Lindy Schott; sons, Micah Schott and his wife Sherri, Joe Schott and his wife Kim, Paul Schott and his wife Linda, daughters, Stacie Clement, Nicole Rager and her husband Dean; half-sister, Patsy Mers and her husband Alan;  grandchildren, Samuel Schott, Hannah Schott, Noah Schott, Jonah Schott, Isaac Schott, Joseph Schott, Matthew Schott, Timothy Schott, Katarina Schott, Carl Clement IV, Adam Clement, Tyler Schott, Haley Schott and Luke Rager. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 Broadway, Pearland, TX  77581 with Deacon Paul Robison, M.S. officiating. 

  Rita Maxine Schott Rita Maxine Schott, 76, of Pearland, TX, passed away February 5, 2014 in Pasadena, TX. She was born May 12, 1937 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Paul and Rita (Armand)Judice.  Rita was a member of the Maxwell Center Bridge Club and the Pasadena Town Center Bridge Club and, and attended Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood, TX.   She has lived in Pearland since 1996 and is formerly of Houston, TX.  Rita is preceded in death by her sister, Ann Phillips. Rita is survived by her husband, Lindy Schott; sons, Micah Schott and his wife Sherri, Joe Schott and his wife Kim, Paul Schott and his wife Linda, daughters, Stacie Clement, Nicole Rager and her husband Dean; half-sister, Patsy Mers and her husband Alan;  grandchildren, Samuel Schott, Hannah Schott, Noah Schott, Jonah Schott, Isaac Schott, Joseph Schott, Matthew Schott, Timothy Schott, Katarina Schott, Carl Clement IV, Adam Clement, Tyler Schott, Haley Schott and Luke Rager. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 Broadway, Pearland, TX  77581 with Deacon Paul Robison, M.S. officiating. 

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Chief Ray Smiley Chief Ray Smiley, 67, passed away January 7, 2014 after a long battle with liver disease associated with Hepatitis C. He was appointed Police Chief of Webster, Texas Police Department on March 11, 2004. Chief Smiley’s career in law enforcement began in 1975 as a patrolman for the Missouri City Police Department, where he served for 25 years in many capacities. He held positions which included Patrolman, Public Safety Officer, Field Training Officer, Corporal, Acting Lieutenant, Radio Systems Manager, K-9 Trainer and Handler, and was a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. As a K-9 Officer Ray’s pride and joy was Shiloh, a beautiful male German Shepherd that never left his side. Shiloh was a partner for life for Ray, at work and at home. After Shiloh retired he became a full time spoiled house dog, as Ray would put it. Shiloh passed away in 2002 at the age of 14 years. As a Public Safety Officer, Ray obtained his Fire Fighters Certification and performed these dual responsibilities, fire and police, for 15 years. Due to his K-9 experience, he served as a member of the FBI K-9 Rapid Response Team. This unit worked closely with the Child Abduction and Serial Killer Unit. As the Radio System Manager for Missouri City and the City of Sugar Land, he enhanced his technical skills and became the supervisor for Missouri City’s Police Department’s communication, dispatch, and records functions. He was the project manager for the construction of the new Police and Fire Headquarters facility and two separate conversions of existing dispatch and records software systems. In 1999, he accepted the position of Captain for the Webster Police Department. In this capacity, he managed all aspects of the department’s functions at various times, specializing in the Support Services Division. He was directly responsible for all building service requirements, as well as managing dispatch, communications and technical support. He was the project manager for both the conversion of the dispatch and records software to a new vendor in the year 2000, and the remodel and addition of the existing police department building in 2003. Chief Smiley held a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master Peace Officers Certification. He was a certified instructor and taught in several of the area law enforcement academics and at the University of Houston at Clear Lake. Chief Smiley is survived by his wife, Elaine, son Jim Smiley and his wife Brynne, daughters Trevy Noble and her husband Len, Nicole Collier and her husband Mike, Grandsons Taylor, Reece, and Jud, and Granddaughters Bryn, Peyton, and Tess. He was preceded in death by his daughter Barbara, his grandson Grayson, and his parents Frank and Dorothy Smiley. He also leaves behind his precious dogs that he adored, Shiloh II and Boxer. Ray was a blessing to his daughters, Trevy and Nicole. After the loss of their biological father, they felt they had lost the only man in the world they could depend on to be their solid rock and provide the wisdom, protection, as well as unconditional love and support they knew they would still need. However, “Daddy Ray” willingly and effortlessly fulfilled all of those roles. He made it easy for them to instantly trust him, look up to him, and love him as their father. He was the inspiration and support behind Nicole’s graduate program. Like other loved ones that have passed and are dearly missed, peace and comfort are found in knowing Ray had a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. So instead of goodbye, we choose to say, we cannot wait to see you again in Heaven. A Memorial Service for Ray will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Clear Creek Community Church, 999 N. Egret Bay Blvd., League City, TX 77573 In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to charities that have the same special focus that Ray had, helping those in need and loving dogs and all animals. Texas Center for the Missing www.thetexascenter.org Triumphant Tails Rescue www.triumphanttails.net

Chief Ray Smiley Chief Ray Smiley, 67, passed away January 7, 2014 after a long battle with liver disease associated with Hepatitis C. He was appointed Police Chief of Webster, Texas Police Department on March 11, 2004. Chief Smiley’s career in law enforcement began in 1975 as a patrolman for the Missouri City Police Department, where he served for 25 years in many capacities. He held positions which included Patrolman, Public Safety Officer, Field Training Officer, Corporal, Acting Lieutenant, Radio Systems Manager, K-9 Trainer and Handler, and was a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. As a K-9 Officer Ray’s pride and joy was Shiloh, a beautiful male German Shepherd that never left his side. Shiloh was a partner for life for Ray, at work and at home. After Shiloh retired he became a full time spoiled house dog, as Ray would put it. Shiloh passed away in 2002 at the age of 14 years. As a Public Safety Officer, Ray obtained his Fire Fighters Certification and performed these dual responsibilities, fire and police, for 15 years. Due to his K-9 experience, he served as a member of the FBI K-9 Rapid Response Team. This unit worked closely with the Child Abduction and Serial Killer Unit. As the Radio System Manager for Missouri City and the City of Sugar Land, he enhanced his technical skills and became the supervisor for Missouri City’s Police Department’s communication, dispatch, and records functions. He was the project manager for the construction of the new Police and Fire Headquarters facility and two separate conversions of existing dispatch and records software systems. In 1999, he accepted the position of Captain for the Webster Police Department. In this capacity, he managed all aspects of the department’s functions at various times, specializing in the Support Services Division. He was directly responsible for all building service requirements, as well as managing dispatch, communications and technical support. He was the project manager for both the conversion of the dispatch and records software to a new vendor in the year 2000, and the remodel and addition of the existing police department building in 2003. Chief Smiley held a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master Peace Officers Certification. He was a certified instructor and taught in several of the area law enforcement academics and at the University of Houston at Clear Lake. Chief Smiley is survived by his wife, Elaine, son Jim Smiley and his wife Brynne, daughters Trevy Noble and her husband Len, Nicole Collier and her husband Mike, Grandsons Taylor, Reece, and Jud, and Granddaughters Bryn, Peyton, and Tess. He was preceded in death by his daughter Barbara, his grandson Grayson, and his parents Frank and Dorothy Smiley. He also leaves behind his precious dogs that he adored, Shiloh II and Boxer. Ray was a blessing to his daughters, Trevy and Nicole. After the loss of their biological father, they felt they had lost the only man in the world they could depend on to be their solid rock and provide the wisdom, protection, as well as unconditional love and support they knew they would still need. However, “Daddy Ray” willingly and effortlessly fulfilled all of those roles. He made it easy for them to instantly trust him, look up to him, and love him as their father. He was the inspiration and support behind Nicole’s graduate program. Like other loved ones that have passed and are dearly missed, peace and comfort are found in knowing Ray had a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. So instead of goodbye, we choose to say, we cannot wait to see you again in Heaven. A Memorial Service for Ray will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Clear Creek Community Church, 999 N. Egret Bay Blvd., League City, TX 77573 In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to charities that have the same special focus that Ray had, helping those in need and loving dogs and all animals. Texas Center for the Missing www.thetexascenter.org Triumphant Tails Rescue www.triumphanttails.net

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DAVID L. GEORGE  David L. George, born November 16, 1924 in Port Arthur, Texas passed away January 5, 2014.  David was raised in Port Arthur, Texas, New Iberia, Louisiana and in Houston, Texas where he graduated in one of the first classes of Austin High School.  Following graduation, with World War II underway, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific. Returning to Houston after the war, David met Margaret “Peggy” Cunningham and they were married for 56 years until her passing in 2003.  David, with Peggy by his side, became a dairy farmer, a real estate developer, a gentleman farmer and then returned to his lifelong passion for real estate investment. He was in the midst of pursuing new projects almost to the very end when he finally decided that his investing and project days were behind him. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and having festive family gatherings. David was preceded in death by his parents, George George and Edna Daigre George, his brother, George W. George and his grandson, Scott Olson. Surviving to cherish his memory are his four children: Larry George (Karen), Kathleen George Hudetts (Loyd), David George (Terri) and Thomas George, his six grandchildren: Michael Olson (Elizabeth), Erik Olson, Stacy George, Camille George, Jaime George McClung (Jeffrey), and Meredith George and six great grandchildren: Phineas Olson, Greta Olson, Anna Olson, Freya Olson, Keegan McClung and Kylie George. The George family is very thankful for the care and compassion given to David by his devoted caregiver, Ms. Jennie Minter, who was a great assistance to him during his recent illness. Private graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Old Dickinson Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Volunteer Services Council for Brenham State School, 4001 Hwy. 36, South, Brenham, Texas 77833 or online at www.brenhamvsc.com.  

DAVID L. GEORGE  David L. George, born November 16, 1924 in Port Arthur, Texas passed away January 5, 2014.  David was raised in Port Arthur, Texas, New Iberia, Louisiana and in Houston, Texas where he graduated in one of the first classes of Austin High School.  Following graduation, with World War II underway, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific. Returning to Houston after the war, David met Margaret “Peggy” Cunningham and they were married for 56 years until her passing in 2003.  David, with Peggy by his side, became a dairy farmer, a real estate developer, a gentleman farmer and then returned to his lifelong passion for real estate investment. He was in the midst of pursuing new projects almost to the very end when he finally decided that his investing and project days were behind him. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and having festive family gatherings. David was preceded in death by his parents, George George and Edna Daigre George, his brother, George W. George and his grandson, Scott Olson. Surviving to cherish his memory are his four children: Larry George (Karen), Kathleen George Hudetts (Loyd), David George (Terri) and Thomas George, his six grandchildren: Michael Olson (Elizabeth), Erik Olson, Stacy George, Camille George, Jaime George McClung (Jeffrey), and Meredith George and six great grandchildren: Phineas Olson, Greta Olson, Anna Olson, Freya Olson, Keegan McClung and Kylie George. The George family is very thankful for the care and compassion given to David by his devoted caregiver, Ms. Jennie Minter, who was a great assistance to him during his recent illness. Private graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Old Dickinson Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Volunteer Services Council for Brenham State School, 4001 Hwy. 36, South, Brenham, Texas 77833 or online at www.brenhamvsc.com.  

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  Mark Richard Olsen   Mark Richard Olsen, son of Arnfin and Lorraine (Everson) Olsen was born on September 18, 1953 in Staten Island, New York. He passed away on his 60th birthday, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at this home in Pasadena. A memorial service will be held Monday, September 23, 2013 at the University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Dr. Houston, TX 77059. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Second Chance Pets www.secondchancepets.org or Christus Foundation for Healthcare www.christusfoundation.org

  Mark Richard Olsen   Mark Richard Olsen, son of Arnfin and Lorraine (Everson) Olsen was born on September 18, 1953 in Staten Island, New York. He passed away on his 60th birthday, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at this home in Pasadena. A memorial service will be held Monday, September 23, 2013 at the University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Dr. Houston, TX 77059. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Second Chance Pets www.secondchancepets.org or Christus Foundation for Healthcare www.christusfoundation.org

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Nancy Lynn Stansbury (nee Ginandt) Nancy Lynn Stansbury (nee Ginandt), born June 29, 1954, died on July 13, 2013. Nancy lived a life of love and devotion to her family and friends. She will be dearly missed. Nancy is survived by her husband, Thomas Stansbury, sons, Brian, David, and Kevin Stansbury, grandsons, Vishnu and Devesh Stansbury, and granddaughter, Violet Stansbury. Nancy is also survived by her sister, Sue Ginandt, and brothers, Bob, Jack, and Rick Ginandt. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Ginandt, and her brother, David Ginandt. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 3:00 PM at the Crowder Funeral Home, located at 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77958. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Nancy’s name to the School for Ethics and Global Leadership (www.SchoolForEthics.org) in Washington, D.C.

Nancy Lynn Stansbury (nee Ginandt) Nancy Lynn Stansbury (nee Ginandt), born June 29, 1954, died on July 13, 2013. Nancy lived a life of love and devotion to her family and friends. She will be dearly missed. Nancy is survived by her husband, Thomas Stansbury, sons, Brian, David, and Kevin Stansbury, grandsons, Vishnu and Devesh Stansbury, and granddaughter, Violet Stansbury. Nancy is also survived by her sister, Sue Ginandt, and brothers, Bob, Jack, and Rick Ginandt. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Ginandt, and her brother, David Ginandt. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 3:00 PM at the Crowder Funeral Home, located at 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77958. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Nancy’s name to the School for Ethics and Global Leadership (www.SchoolForEthics.org) in Washington, D.C.

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CARL WILLIAM HOHMANN Carl William Hohmann, 69, of San Antonio and Houston, Texas, devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather, passed away on June 25, 2013. In 1964, Carl earned a degree in Physics from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio. He worked briefly in the petroleum and oil industry before becoming employed at NASA Johnson Space Center. In 1966, Carl joined NASA to participate with the space team that would successfully take a man to the Moon and return him safely to Earth. Carl worked his entire 35 years of service with JSC’s Propulsion and Power Division, Engineering and Development Directorate, before retiring from NASA. Carl is preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Hohmann; daughter, Valerie Owens, son-in-law John Owens; daughter, Alanna Bettis, son-in-law, Graham Bettis, and seven grandchildren Megan, Joshua, Madelyn, and Luke Owens and Nora, Hank, and Annie Bettis. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Friday June 28th at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E Medical Center Blvd, Webster, 77598. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church on Saturday, June 29th, at 10:00 am. Immediately following the Mass, all are invited to join family and friends at St. B’s Parish Life Center for lunch and the celebration of Carl’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Carl to Houston Hospice or MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Brain and Spine Center. Houston Hospice 1905 Holcombe Blvd. Houston TX 77030-4123 http://www.houstonhospice.org/site/c.klIYIhNZJyE/b.5001809/ MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Brain and Spine Center 1515 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030 https://www.mdanderson.org/gifts/

CARL WILLIAM HOHMANN Carl William Hohmann, 69, of San Antonio and Houston, Texas, devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather, passed away on June 25, 2013. In 1964, Carl earned a degree in Physics from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio. He worked briefly in the petroleum and oil industry before becoming employed at NASA Johnson Space Center. In 1966, Carl joined NASA to participate with the space team that would successfully take a man to the Moon and return him safely to Earth. Carl worked his entire 35 years of service with JSC’s Propulsion and Power Division, Engineering and Development Directorate, before retiring from NASA. Carl is preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Hohmann; daughter, Valerie Owens, son-in-law John Owens; daughter, Alanna Bettis, son-in-law, Graham Bettis, and seven grandchildren Megan, Joshua, Madelyn, and Luke Owens and Nora, Hank, and Annie Bettis. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Friday June 28th at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E Medical Center Blvd, Webster, 77598. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church on Saturday, June 29th, at 10:00 am. Immediately following the Mass, all are invited to join family and friends at St. B’s Parish Life Center for lunch and the celebration of Carl’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Carl to Houston Hospice or MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Brain and Spine Center. Houston Hospice 1905 Holcombe Blvd. Houston TX 77030-4123 http://www.houstonhospice.org/site/c.klIYIhNZJyE/b.5001809/ MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Brain and Spine Center 1515 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030 https://www.mdanderson.org/gifts/

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Barbara Nell “Petunia” Alphin Craver Barbara Nell “Petunia” Alphin Craver, age 75, passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2013 in Lafayette, Louisiana.  Nell was born April 7, 1938 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Cully Eugene Alphin and Nellie Grantham Alphin.   She is survived by daughter Gretchen Marlise Craver and sister Rebecca Cullene Alphin Osborn, both of Pearland, Texas;   niece Cheryl Lynn Craver of Avon Lake, Ohio; nephew Douglas Emerson Craver of Berea, Ohio; and numerous cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Grant Craver. Nell was a 1956 graduate of Bogalusa High School and a 1957 graduate of Soulé Business College in New Orleans.  She married Bob Craver in New Orleans in 1959, and they lived in Minnesota until his death in 1984.  She returned to Louisiana in 1985, lived in Covington for 12 years and moved to the Houston, Texas area in 1997.   Nell was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend to all who were privileged to know her.  She enjoyed making pottery and sharing her work with others.  She volunteered at Altus Harbor Hospice and the Center for Pregnancy and served as a foster mother for rescued Chihuahuas.  But her greatest achievement in life was her loyal and faithful devotion to her Savior Jesus Christ.  She became a Christian in 1978 and spent her life obediently serving Him and joyfully sharing her testimony of faith with others.  She had a passion for God’s word and used that knowledge to deepen her understanding of our Lord’s grace, mercy and love.   We are heartbroken at losing her but find comfort knowing she is now and forever in her loving Father’s arms.  A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 East Broadway in Pearland, Texas, with a reception following at Faith Community Church. Memorial donations may be made to Christian Helping Hands, P.O. Box 34, Pearland, TX 77588-0034 or Mission to the World, www.mtw.org.    

Barbara Nell “Petunia” Alphin Craver Barbara Nell “Petunia” Alphin Craver, age 75, passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2013 in Lafayette, Louisiana.  Nell was born April 7, 1938 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Cully Eugene Alphin and Nellie Grantham Alphin.   She is survived by daughter Gretchen Marlise Craver and sister Rebecca Cullene Alphin Osborn, both of Pearland, Texas;   niece Cheryl Lynn Craver of Avon Lake, Ohio; nephew Douglas Emerson Craver of Berea, Ohio; and numerous cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Grant Craver. Nell was a 1956 graduate of Bogalusa High School and a 1957 graduate of Soulé Business College in New Orleans.  She married Bob Craver in New Orleans in 1959, and they lived in Minnesota until his death in 1984.  She returned to Louisiana in 1985, lived in Covington for 12 years and moved to the Houston, Texas area in 1997.   Nell was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend to all who were privileged to know her.  She enjoyed making pottery and sharing her work with others.  She volunteered at Altus Harbor Hospice and the Center for Pregnancy and served as a foster mother for rescued Chihuahuas.  But her greatest achievement in life was her loyal and faithful devotion to her Savior Jesus Christ.  She became a Christian in 1978 and spent her life obediently serving Him and joyfully sharing her testimony of faith with others.  She had a passion for God’s word and used that knowledge to deepen her understanding of our Lord’s grace, mercy and love.   We are heartbroken at losing her but find comfort knowing she is now and forever in her loving Father’s arms.  A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 East Broadway in Pearland, Texas, with a reception following at Faith Community Church. Memorial donations may be made to Christian Helping Hands, P.O. Box 34, Pearland, TX 77588-0034 or Mission to the World, www.mtw.org.    

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Miguel Peter Rodriguez Miguel Peter Rodriguez, 72, of Friendswood, Texas passed away June 9, 2013. He was born May 7, 1941 in  Stuttgart-Bad Germany to Miguel and Ilse Rodriguez.  Miguel leaves to cherish his memory; his loving wife Nelly Rodriguez; daughter Melissa Rodriguez of New Jersey; sons Miguel Rodrigues Jr. of Peru, Christian Rodriguez of Peru, Klauss Rodriguez of New Jersey, Jonathan Rodriguez of New Jersey; and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday June 13, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, June 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 Broadway, Pearland, Texas, 77581.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 14, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, with Rev. James H. Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.  Graveside Services will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.  Pallbearers assisting will be Bruno Pujalt, Gonzalo Pujalt, Jonathan Rodriguez, Joseph Galleno, Miguel Berrondo, and Edgard Mamud.

Miguel Peter Rodriguez Miguel Peter Rodriguez, 72, of Friendswood, Texas passed away June 9, 2013. He was born May 7, 1941 in  Stuttgart-Bad Germany to Miguel and Ilse Rodriguez.  Miguel leaves to cherish his memory; his loving wife Nelly Rodriguez; daughter Melissa Rodriguez of New Jersey; sons Miguel Rodrigues Jr. of Peru, Christian Rodriguez of Peru, Klauss Rodriguez of New Jersey, Jonathan Rodriguez of New Jersey; and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday June 13, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, June 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 Broadway, Pearland, Texas, 77581.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 14, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, with Rev. James H. Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.  Graveside Services will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.  Pallbearers assisting will be Bruno Pujalt, Gonzalo Pujalt, Jonathan Rodriguez, Joseph Galleno, Miguel Berrondo, and Edgard Mamud.

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