Ray Russ Boyd

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Long time Pasadena resident Ray Russ Boyd, 91, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Corsicana, Texas, December 12, 1925, to Russ and Mildred Davis Boyd. After graduating Gaston High School, Ray married his grade school sweetheart, Ruth Vivian Freeman …

Rebecca Jane Gaston Dye

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Rebecca Jane Gaston Dye, 93, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away on September 27, 2017. She was born March 17, 1924 in Noxapater, Mississippi, the eldest daughter of Robert T. Gaston and Gladys Shaw Ligon Gaston. She grew up in various towns in northern Mississippi as her father worked for the …

Michelle Rene Chevalier Ballard

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Michelle Rene Chevalier Ballard, 49, of Pearland, TX passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 after a major stroke. She was born November 8, 1967 in Houston, TX to Leroy and Eveline Howard Chevalier. Michelle graduated from M.B. Smiley High School in 1986. She attended University of Houston, graduating with …

Lloyd D. Stansberry

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Lloyd D. Stansberry, beloved senior member of our family took a sharp left turn off the path of life from his new home in Prescott, Arizona recently. Born in Denver, as a “Firecracker Baby” on Independence Day 1952, this second baby boomer of Stan and Dolores joined the parade of …

Ruth Louise Skaggs Ruble

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Beloved Ruth Louise Skaggs Ruble, 92, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away on October 3, 2017. She was born October 25, 1924 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to loving parents Dollie May Skaggs and Claude Benjamin Skaggs and was the third of five children. She moved to Houston, Texas in 1943 and initially …

Mark Leslie Bender

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Mark Leslie Bender, 87 passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on October 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Phil and Bonnie Bender; brother, Murlin (Betty) Bender; sisters Aletta (Scott) Hanville and Irma Lee (Hoyt) Caldwell; sister-in-law Rena Bender. Mark is survived by his wife of …

Don Kendrick Fulton

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Don Kendrick Fulton, 82, a 48 year resident of Friendswood, passed away on October 9, 2017. Don was born to George D. Fulton and Emma Kendrick on October 25, 1934 in Franklin, Texas. Don was of the Baptist faith and attended First Baptist Church of Friendswood. He graduated from the …

Bobby Gene Verdine

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Bobby Gene Verdine, 85, of Alvin, TX passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was born July 21, 1932 to Edvole Verdine and Minnie Mae Rose Verdine in Beaumont, TX. Bobby attended Texas A&M and graduated in 1955. He was a member and deacon at South Park Baptist Church …

Fernando Velez-Rivera

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Fernando Velez-Rivera, 96, of Webster passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Fernando was born in Bayamón Puerto Rico on June 8, 1921. He was the second of four brothers and a sister who died. At age 16 and a half, he left high school to enlist in the United …

Martha Jane Taylor

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Martha Jane Taylor, of Friendswood, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Jane was born on October 3, 1946 in Orange, TX to parents Paul and Lula (Conway) Skinner who preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving husband, Gregory Taylor; and her five children, Marae Versteeg and …