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Claude A. "Sunny" Dangerfield
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary
Claude A. Dangerfield , 68, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2002 at his residence. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of E.R. Johnson Family Mortuary with burial at Lakeview Cemetery. No wake or Visitation is scheduled Claude was born in Bryan, Texas on June 22, 1933 to K.K. Dangerfield and Allie Evans. He was a graduate of Central High School. He also attended Prairie View College where he received his B.A. degree. He was a retired US Air Force veteran where he received the National Defense Service Award, he also was a postal worker, P.P Dist. Machinist and was a retired Longshoreman of ILA Local # 20. He is survived by his son, Claude Dangerfield, II; daughter, Deborah Preston (Rodrick); grandchildren, Tamara, Claude, III, Kala, Dionne, Rodrick, Jr. and Nickolas; brother, James Evans(Pat); sisters, Barbara S. Goynes (Willie) and Alice F. Pelletier (Fred); special brother and best friend, Tony C. Johnson; special niece, Angela M. Goynes; host of other nieces, nephews, relative and friends. Floral and Memorials contributions may be sent to E.R. Johnson Family Mortuary, 3828 Avenue O, Galveston, Texas 77550. (409) 762-8470.

Effie Frances Davidson
Hayes Funeral Home
Mrs. Effie Frances Davidson passed from this life Tuesday evening, March 26, 2002, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Born January 14, 1926 in Galveston, Mrs. Davidson had been a lifetime resident of this area. She was of the Catholic faith, enjoyed working in her yard and especially loved her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her son, Ivan "Bubba" Davidson, Jr., survivors include her husband of over 53 years, Ivan "Dave" Davidson, Sr. of Santa Fe; daughter, Kathryn Gale "Kat" Davidson of Santa Fe; brothers and sister-in-law, Freddy and Connie O'Connor of LaMarque, Rudy O'Connor of Texas City; sisters, Bertha "LeeLee" Monroe of Houston, Marjorie Dickey and her husband, Elmer of Cypress; grandchildren, Ivan "Bubba" Davidson, III, Mark A. Davidson, Toni M. Davidson; great-granddaughter, Victoria E. Davidson; niece, Lyla Bertrand; great-nieces, Stacy Martinez and Nikki Kershner. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 AM Friday, March 29, 2002, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Reverend Peter Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Mike Brown, Bubba Davidson, Mark Davidson, Rudy O'Connor, Freddy O'Connor and Ray Perry. Friends may call from 5 - 8 PM Thursday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501.

John R. Derrick
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
John R. Derrick, of Galveston, passed away February 28, 2002. He was born in Clayton, Georgia to Fred Bonner Derrick and Mary Ellen Rafter Derrick. He was retired Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch. After graduating from Rabun County High School, Clayton, GA in 1938, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson College, Clemson, SC in 1943, and then went on to complete his M.D. at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA in 1946. He then proudly served his country in the Pacific Theatre in Japan as a flight surgeon with the Army Air Force. Afterwards, he completed the following professional training: Internship-Philadelphia General Hospital(1947); Resident in surgery- Tulane Postgraduate School, Department of Surgery with Dr. Alton Ochsner (1949-1950); Resident in Pediatric Surgery-Charity Hospital with Dr. R.B. Platou (1950-1951); Resident in Surgery- Charity Hospital with Dr. Alton Ochsner (1951-1954); Resident in Pediatric and Cardiovascular Surgery- Boston Children s Hospital (Harvard) with Dr. Robert Gross (1954); Resident in Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Surgery, Children's Memorial Hospital/Chicago with Dr. Willis Potts (1955-1956); Instructor-Chest and Cardiovascular Surgery-Emory University School of Medicine (1956-1957); Assistant Professor-Division of Thoracic Surgery-University Of Texas Medical Branch(1957-1963); Director-Cardiovascular Surgery Research Laboratory- University of Texas Medical Branch (1961-1968); Associate Professor- Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery- University of Texas Medical Branch (1963-1967);Director- University of Texas Hospitals Congenital Heart Program (1964-1970);Chief of the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery- University of Texas Medical Branch (1967-1972); Professor of Surgery- Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (1967-1994). During his 36 years at UTMB, he also served as a consultant to Texas State Department of Health, United States Public Health Service Hospital, St. Mary s Hospital and Clear Lake Hospital. He was an Advisor/chairman/member/director on many committees and medical societies; has over 200 medical publications; was nominated several times for the Rabbi Henry Cohen Humanitarian Award; started the first Stroke Club in Galveston (which became international) and was a member of the Sunday morning Coffee Club. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Fred Bonner Derrick, Jr. He is survived by his wife Janella Dorothy Lansing Derrick; Sons, John R. Derrick, Jr. of Rockledge, Florida, Charles L. Derrick of Columbus, Ohio, Thomas S. Derrick of the Woodlands, Fred G. Derrick of Turnerville, Georgia. Daughters, Becky L. Derrick of Galveston and Jane A. Adams of Lake Burton, Georgia, sister Marion M. Gilbert of Clayton, Georgia and11 Grandchildren. The family would like to extend a very special thanks to Dr. Barbara Thompson, UTMB Family Practice and Hospice Care Team for all their care and kindness. A memorial Service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Clayton, Georgia on March 9, 2002, as well asa memorial service in Galveston for friends/colleagues. The date of the Galveston service will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Stroke Clubs, International; 805 12th Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Margaret Estell Dolfi
Malloy & Son Funeral Home
Margaret Estelle Dolfi, 88, of Galveston, passed away Friday evening, January 4, 2002, at Heritage Danforth Gardens in Texas City, Texas. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 12th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Frank Fabj as Celebrant. Burial will follow the service at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson. The family will receive visitors after 5:00 PM, Friday, January 11th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM, led by Father William Bartniski. Margaret was born June 11, 1913, in Galveston, Texas, to Gabriel and Maria Meneghetti Dipuccio, formerly of Lucca, Italy. She was a lifelong island resident. Along with her husband, Mrs. Dolfi owned and operated a food store at 10th and Broadway, which closed in 1944 due to Mr. Dolfi's induction into the armed service. In the late 1940's, the family was a partner in the Galveston Feed & Egg Company. In 1958, they formed D & M Poultry and Seafood. Mrs. Dolfi was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Dolfi is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Anthony Dolfi, Sr.; sisters, Edith Dipuccio and Emma McQuillen; and brothers, Richard Dipuccio, John Dipuccio, William Dipuccio, and Charles Dipuccio. She is survived by her daughter, Diane M. Olson and husband, R. Dale Olson, of Fullerton, CA and Galveston; two sons: Joseph A. Dolfi, Jr., and wife, Judy, of Tiki Island; and David W. Dolfi and wife Margaret, of Los Altos Hills, CA; grandchildren: D'lisa Creager and husband, Kent, of Galveston; Daryl D. Olson of Los Angeles, CA; Michael J. Dolfi and wife Linda of Port Bolivar; and Bridgett Dolfi of Los Altos, CA; great grandchildren: O'hara and Korbin Creager of Galveston; and Chase and Cali Dolfi of Port Bolivar. Pallbearers will be Daryl D. Olson, E. Kent Creager, Michael Dolfi, William Dipuccio, Jr., Charles Dipuccio, Jr., and James Hornbeck. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care Team, 1708 Amburn, Suite C, Texas City, Texas 77590, or to the charity of your choice.

Louis Ernest Dudley, Jr.
Malloy & Son Funeral Home
Louis Ernest Dudley, Jr., 86, of Galveston, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2002, at his residence. Funeral service will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 16th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Grace Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors after 5:00 PM, Monday, April 15th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Louis was born December 7, 1915, in Galveston, Texas. He served as a Galveston firefighter for many years, retiring as the Assistant Chief. He was also an all-around handyman with lots of talents and interests. Louis was a tugboat captain, and built his own shrimp boat. He also made his own nets and boards. He could build or fix just about anything, and it was said that Louis could put a Sherman Tank in a station wagon and make it run. Louis also loved to vegetable garden, growing large, juicy tomatoes, which he shared with his neighbors, family, and friends. Louis is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Margaret Dudley, and two sons, Louis Dudley and Butch Dudley. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Austin and her husband, James, of Galveston; son, Harry V. Dudley, Sr., and his wife, Sadye, of Santa Fe; brothers: George Vincent Dudley, of Galveston; and Henry Christian Dudley and his wife, Doris, of Santa Fe; sisters-in-law: Vera Fowlkes and husband, Eugene, of Ft. Worth; and Florence Salzman and husband, Eugene, of La Marque; 12 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Pallbearers will be members of the Galveston Fire Department.

Bessie Duhon
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Bessie Duhon, 85, of Galveston passed away Monday, April 29, 2002 at Specialty Hospital in Webster. Funeral services are set for 2:00 PM Thursday, May 2, 2002 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston, Father Frank Fabj officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 PM, with a Rosary service at 7 PM at the Funeral Home, Deacon John Pistone officiating. Born November 16, 1916 in Cameron, LA. Bessie was married to her loving husband, Clarence Duhon for 69 years. She lived for her family and her God. Survivors include her husband Clarence Duhon, daughter Linda Duhon of Galveston, son Ronnie Duhon and wife Trudy of Houston, brother Wilber Duplantis and wife Jean of Lake Arthur, LA, grandson Christopher Duhon of Dallas, granddaughter Heather Duhon Graf and husband John Paul of League City, great granddaughter Christine Marie Graf of League City and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Christopher Duhon, Whitney Pennock, John Graf, Jesse Sandstrum, Jr., Jesse Sandstrum, III, Whitney Duplanis, Mike Duplantis and Len Pennock.

Michael Edmond "Mike" Dumas
E. J. Johnson Family Mortuary
Michael Edmond Mike Dumas, 57, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2002 In Galveston Visitation will begin Thursday at 4:00 p.m. with a wake from 7-8:00 p.m. at E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday January 25th at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. A.W. Colbert, officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Mr. Dumas was born September 19 1944, in Galveston, Texas to the union of Harry and Stella Chargios Dumas. He was employed for many years as a crane operator at the Galveston Wharves through ILA Local 20. Mike will always be remembered for his favorite past time, riding his Harley motorcycle. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Stella Dumas of Galveston; his children, Barbara Anderson of Oakland, CA, Michelle Charles of Galveston, Sonya Hampton (James) of Texas City, John Anderson of Houston and Ruby R. Jones of Galveston, brother, David B. Dumas of Houston; three grandchildren, Herchel Cooper, Brittani Courville and Chasmond Anderson; great uncle, Gustav Donato; aunts, Theresa Prudhomme and Marie LeBouef all of Louisiana; devoted companion, Edna Edwards; devoted friend, Albert Perry; host of cousins, other relatives and friends. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks and appreciation for their support to the staff of Edgewater Retirement Community and ILA Local 20. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Michael Dumas Fund Act.# 1118116 c/o Coastal Fedaral Credit Union, 2302 Church St, Galveston, Texas 77550.

Lawrence C. "Eddie" Edrozo
Emken-Linton Funeral Home
Lawrence C. Edrozo Eddie , 76, of Texas City, passed away Monday, February 25, 2002 at Mainland Center Hospital. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 28, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Edrozo was born January 7, 1926 in Upland, California. He was a decorated veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He took full retirement from the U. S. Army in 1968. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Laura Sue Edrozo. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Helen Edrozo; his children: Larry, Steve, Lisa, Joseph and Ron Edrozo; grandson Bobby Edrozo; sister Esther Mesa; and other family members. Pallbearers will be Ramon Peralez, Placido Zaragoza, Alan Cunningham, Victor Mendoza, Morgan Ybanez and Ray Beltran. Honorary pallbearers are Slim Fearrington and Joe Mendoza.

Helen Jean Rogers Edwards
Malloy & Son Funeral Home
Helen Jean Rogers Edwards, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on April 12, 2002, at home from pancreatic cancer. She will be remembered for her devotion to family and friends as well as her role as an educator. Jean was born January 17, 1931, in Hatfield, Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Houston, with her Masters Degree in Mathematics in 1968. She taught upper level mathematics at Ball High School in Galveston from 1967 until her retirement in 1991 and served as department chair for most of her tenure. She also introduced the Advanced Placement and Calculus programs to Ball High. In 1982, Jean was honored with the Sigma Xi Award from UTMB for outstanding teaching of Mathematics. Nominated by Heidi Coggeshall, a former student, Jean also received the National Olmstead Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching in 1984. In addition, she received the 1991 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science in Mathematics Teaching. Throughout her career, Jean was actively involved in both the writing and grading of the Advanced Placement Calculus exams. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Opal Rogers, by her brother, Bob Rogers, and by her daughter, Dr. Kathryn Sue Jacobi. She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, L. D. Edwards, of Galveston; her daughters and sons-in-law: Jane and Jaji Mody of Dallas, Linda and Pat Rawlings of El Lago, Robin and Steve Lowe of Friendswood, and Jerri and Jeff LaMirand of Richmond; her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Mary Rogers of Farmington, New Mexico; her sister-in-law, Phyllis Rogers of New York; her brother-in-law and his wife, Bill and Merri Edwards of Galveston; her son-in-law and his wife, Rick and Vicki Jacobi of Austin; her aunt, Delora King and her husband, Merton, of Huntsville, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Her thirteen grandchildren are Leslie Jacobi Genden and her husband Brian, Saeed Mody, Sean Rawlings, Kevin Rawlings, Sara Mody, Brian Jacobi, Stephanie Lowe, Michael Lowe, Scott Lowe, Kyle Rawlings, Matthew Lowe, Jessica LaMirand, and Jason LaMirand. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Monday, April 15th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston, Texas. A service celebrating Jean's life will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 16th, at First Presbyterian Church in Galveston, 1919 Church Street, under the direction of Rev. William Zambon, Rev. Jack Bennett, and Chaplain Alexander Hunter. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock. Pallbearers will be Jean's grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. W. A. Wilson, Mr. William H. Boyington, Dr. J. L. Jinkins, Jr., Dr. H. C. Seybold, Mr. Martin Hamilton, Mr. George M. Morton, Mr. Bill Rider, Mr. Dudley Peterson, Dr. Carl Schow, Mr. Bruce Farmer, Mr. Harold Walsh, and Mr. Bob Bisby. The family wishes to thank the staff at UTMB, particularly Dr. Courtney Townsend, and the entire Hospice Care Team. A memorial scholarship fund to benefit outstanding students of mathematics at Ball High School has been established. Memorials may be directed to the Jean R. Edwards Memorial Mathematics Scholarship Fund, C/O Greater Houston Community Foundation, 4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 317, Houston, Texas 77027-3184. Other memorials may be made to the Memorial Committee of the First Presbyterian Church or to the charity of choice.

Myrtle U. "Maw Maw" Elser
Hayes Funeral Home
Mrs. Myrtle U. "Maw Maw" Elser passed from this life Sunday morning, January 13, 2002, at Mainland Medical Center. Born September 8, 1907 in Rockdale, Texas, Mrs. Elser had been a lifetime resident of Galveston. She had been employed as a sales clerk for both J.C. Penney and Thrifty Discount Store for many years, loved to play bingo and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 880 in Galveston. Survivors include her sister, Marguerite Brademan; grandsons, Raymond E. Perry, Jr. and his wife, Anne, Ronnie W. Perry; granddaughters, Nelta "Sissy" Evans and her husband, C.P., Linda and Carl Utley, Connie and Billy Martinez, Cathy and Danny Gravitt, Janie and James Wilson, Anna Doherty, Theresa Reyna, Cindy and Bobby Cravey and Betty and Rodney Cravey; daughter-in-law, Joan Perry; 22 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery with Dr. Terry Ray officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home.

Victor "Rino" Esqueda
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Victor Rino Esqueda age 42 of Galveston died Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. Funeral services are set for 10:00 am Saturday, February 9, 2002 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father John Paul Flajole officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until8:00 pm on Friday with a rosary service to be held at 6:30 pm. Born November 4, 1959 in Galveston, Texas, Victor was a roofer with 15 years of service at Texas Roofing Company. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Maria Peralez and mother-in-law, Dora Patina, survivors include his wife, Rachel Esqueda, Mother, Dolores Peralez Esqueda, father, Jose M. Esqueda, Sr., daughters, Rachel Espinoza and Ashley Esqueda, sons, Henry Castillo and Andrew Espinoza, sisters, Gloria Esqueda, Dolores Esqueda and Patricia Silva and husband Ramiro all of Galveston, brother, Jose M. Esqueda,Jr. of Galveston and fianc Linda Crowston and girls of La Marque, uncles, Johnny Peralez, Tony Esqueda Sr., aunts, Hortense Soto and Juanita Peralez, sisters-in-law, Irma Hernandez and husband Frank, Diana Patina and husband Norman, Cindy Castro and husband Gilbert, Susan Patina and husband David, brothers-in-law, Pete Patina and wife Anna, Carlos Patina and wife Maria, Chris Patina and wife Jennifer, nephew, Joey, nieces, Monica, Stephanie, Marisa, Rebecca, Krista, numerous, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Bernie Ponce, Bobby O. Lee, Sr., Mike Sapula, Carlos Patina, Gilbert Castro and David Ochoa. Honorary Pallbearer will be Uncle Bob. In Lieu of flowers memorials maybe sent to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Melissa S. Evans
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary
Melissa S. Evans, 27, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 24, 2002 at UTMB Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2002 at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev Paul Wingate, officiating. Burial will follow at Mainland Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will begin Friday March 29th at 4:00 p.m. at E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary, followed by a wake from 7-8:00 p.m. Mrs. Evans was born August 14 ,1974 in Galveston, Texas to the union of Murphy and Eva Ballard Senegal. She was a life time resident of Galveston and was a supervisor with Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant. She is survived by her husband, Joel Evans; son, Donnis Charles; daughter, Damonique Brandon; parents, Murphy and Eva Senegal; sisters, Gail Stephney, Lisa Ballard, Vickie Ballard and Jennifer Senegal; grandmother, Virginia Senegal; mother in law, Jean Evans; devoted friends, Jill Hollis and Brenda Washington; host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Floral and Memorials contributions may be sent to E.R. Johnson Family Mortuary, 3828 Avenue O, Galveston, Texas 77550. (409) 762-8470.

Claytonia Isabel Fanuiel
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary
Claytonia Isabel Fanuiel, 89, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at her residence. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Charles Wheat officiating. Service arrangement are under the directions of E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary. At Mrs. Fanuiel request, she will be cremated. Interment will be held at a later date during a private ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston. Mrs. Fanuiel was born April 19, 1912, in Galveston, Texas. She was a homemaker and was longtime career employee of Ballinger Mill's Family. She was a hard worker and was committed to all of many endeavors. She was a strong individual who was always generous, kind and dedicated to her children, grandchildren, friends and her church. She was a member of St. Luke Baptist church where she served on the usher board, choir, Sunday School, BTU, hospitality committee and a deaconess. Mrs. Fanuiel was preceded in death by her parents; son, David Garrett and a daughter, Dorothy Sanders; brothers and sister. Left to cherish her kind spirit and good will is a loving daughter, Susan B. Fanuiel of Galveston; a son Isaac Fanuiel III of Piedmont, California; a nephew who she raised as her own, John Guess (Carolyn); grandsons, Isaac Fanuiel IV of Austin, Adam Fanuiel of LaMarque and Marcus Fanuiel of Galveston; granddaughter, Toya Washington of Ohio; devoted daughter in law, Leah Fanuiel; a host of special nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Pastor Charles Wheat and Rev. Davis, St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church family and the Helping Hand ministry for their assistance; UTMB Social Worker; Hospice Care Inc., Donnica, Doris, Robert, Deborah, Faye, Alex and Rebecca; Tracy Hudson, Doctors Luis Leon, Nelson and Reedy and the ICU Unit V and VI for your care of Mrs. Fanuiel. Floral and Memorials contributions may be sent to E.R. Johnson Family Mortuary, 3828 Avenue O, Galveston, Texas 77550. (409) 762-8470

Louise Sarah "Maggie" Fish
Malloy & Son Funeral Home
Louise Sarah "Maggie" Fish, 83, of Galveston, passed away Monday, April 15, 2002, at UTMB Hospital. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Raymond Janice officiating. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 8:00 PM, Wednesday, April 17th at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Maggie was born December 5, 1918, in Galveston, Texas, and was a lifelong resident of the island. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and an avid bingo player. Maggie is survived by her daughters: Jean Mancuso of Galveston; Sandy Anderson and husband, Donald Anderson, Sr., of Galveston; and Cindy Janice and husband, Raymond, of Dickinson; son, Mike Fish, of Galveston; six grandchildren: Danny Mancuso, Tony Mancuso, David Mancuso, Tammy Anderson, Donald Anderson, Jr., and Stephanie Bell; seven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Pallbearers will be Danny Mancuso, Tony Mancuso, Donald Anderson, Donald Anderson, Jr., Paul Jones, and Jeffrey Wilton. David Mancuso will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Lucille A. Flores
Malloy & Son Funeral Home
Lucille A. Flores, 73, of La Marque, beloved wife, sister, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, was called home to her Lord on Monday, March 18, 2002, following a brief illness. The family will receive visitors after 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 21st, at Malloy and Son Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 22nd, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1224 Cedar in La Marque, with interment following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson. Lucille was born July 4, 1928, to Anita and Fred V. Moeller in Galveston, Texas, where she was raised with her four siblings. She married her husband of 56 years on December 26, 1945, and dedicated her life to raising a family of eight children, always putting their needs first. She made sure each one received a good education and proudly displayed all eight-graduation pictures. A personal accomplishment was enrolling in night school and receiving her GED in the early 1970's. With that, she obtained a position at Texas General Indemnity in Galveston and advanced to claims supervisor until her retirement in the 1990's. She had a passion for reading, often traveling to Galveston just to check out a new book. One of her favorite pastimes was playing dominoes with her husband and brothers and scrabble with her children. She was a devout Catholic and member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church of La Marque. She was a strong, loving, generous lady who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Left behind to cherish the memories are her loving husband, Ernest Flores; her beloved children and their spouses, Lucille Gonzalez, Christina and Ron Brown, Linda and Jim Ford, Mary and Ted Bryan, Ernie and Paul Millo, Ernest and Linda Flores, Fran and Richard Roff and Joe and Carol Flores; her siblings, Sister Vivian Moeller, Louise Hammons and husband Francis, Fred Moeller, and Walter Moeller; her grandchildren who adored her, Anita Gonzalez, Lisa Patterson and husband Sterling, Freddy Gonzalez, Jr., and wife Monica, Kimberly and Amanda Brown, Stephen and Meredith Ford, Christy and Monica Millo, Amber and Justin Flores, Christopher, Jason, Rick, and Jeff Roff, and Greg Flores; great-grandchildren Delanie and Desiree Patterson, and Raife Gonzalez. Pallbearers will be Ernest and Joe Flores, Ron Brown, Jim Ford, Ted Bryan, Paul Millo, and Richard Roff. Honorary pallbearers are Fred and Walter Moeller, Freddy Gonzalez, Jr., Stephen Ford, and Christopher and Jason Roff. The family would like to thank all those who assisted in her care, especially Dr. Harvey Slusky, MD Anderson Hospital, and Hospice Care Team. Her children send a special thank you to their sister, Luci, who put her personal life on hold, to care so lovingly for their Mom. Memorials may be made in Lucille's name to Hospice Care Team, 1708 Amburn, Suite C, Texas City, TX 77591.

Luz Flores
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Luz Flores, age 86 of Galveston died Sunday, January 13, 2002 at Mainland Medical Center Hospital in Texas City. Funeral services are set for 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fr. Page E. Polk, O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-8 PM, with a Rosary service at 7 PM at the Funeral Home, Fr. John Paul Flajole officiating. Ms Flores was born January 2, 1916 in Voth, Texas. On March 31, 1946 she married Lasaro Flores. She worked as a welder in the Beaumont shipyards during World War II, later she worked for GISD in the food service department at Travis Elementary School. On June 23, 1969, she went to work for KMART stores as one of the original employees and worked until her retirement on February 1, 1986. Preceded in death by her husband Lasaro Flores, and brother Charles Rojas, Luz is survived by daughters Patricia Flores of Galveston, Alice Martinez of Galveston, Louise Flores of Houston, Lucia Skyiepal and husband Mark of League City, Theresa Dear and husband Alan of Spring, and Felicia Flores of Galveston; brothers Luis Rojas of New Mexico, Tony Rojas and wife Antonia of Beaumont, Frank Rojas and wife Mary of Beaumont, and Jesse Rojas and wife Rose of Beaumont; sisters-in-law Mary Lou Martinez of Galveston and Lucia Rojas of Friendswood; numerous nieces and nephews. Luz and Lasaro Flores had only one grandchild, Jason Martinez of San Antonio, who was the love of their life. Pallbearers will be Dr. Mark Skyiepal, MD, Alan Dear, Tony Jaramillo, Paul Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez, and Manuel Rodriguez. Memorials may be sent to The Damas Organization of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Galveston. The six daughters would like to thank mother's special friends who were with her the last six weeks of her life. These ladies are Sylvia Sanders, Lucretia Cormier, Myrtle Carlisle, and Carolyn Norwood.

Lee Garcia, Sr.
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Lee Garcia, Sr. born January10, 1936 in Galveston was a longtime resident. Passed away peacefully in his home in Dallas, Texas, Monday, January 28, 2002. Survived by his loving familyand a host of friends. Funeral services are set for 6:30 pm Thursday, January31, 2002 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert Dowdy officiating.

Deloris "Mom" Garibay
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Dolores Mom Garibay, age 60 of Galveston, died Friday, February 15, 2002 at her residence in Galveston. Funeral services are set for 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Frank Fabj officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday at the funeral home where a Rosary will be held at 6:30 pm. Born March 6, 1941 in Galveston, Texas to William R. Garibay, Sr., and Genevieve Nabor Garibay, Dolores was employed with UTMB Department of Otolaryngology as an E.N.T. Technician/ Infant Screener, with over 36 years of service. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, LULAC # 151, TEPEYAC Women s Council. Her hobbies included, dancing, traveling, fishing and sewing for her children and grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, and former husband Roberto R. Sendejas, survivors include, daughters, Irma Romero-McInnis and husband Greg of Texas City, Lydia Romero of Galveston, and Robyn S. Williams and husband Spencer of Galveston; former husband, Augustine Romero of Galveston; sisters, Carmen Ortiz of Goleta California, and Mary Garibay and Toby of Galveston; brothers, William R. Garibay, Jr., and wife Tammy of Galveston, Samuel Garibay and wife Nancy of Jacksonville, Florida, and Benjamin BB Garibay of Galveston; grandchildren, Kimberly Morales, Alex Morales, Joshua Ontiveros, Matthew McInnis, R vyn Williams, Simeon Williams, and Jo el Williams; great grandchildren, Aaron Morales, Dallys Morales, Selena Morales, and Alex Morales, Jr.; devoted friends, Dolores Ruiz, Ruth Cuca Almaguer, Louria Little, Mirna A. Carranza, Charlotte Kerlegan, Liz Gonzales and Olivia Mata; devoted cousins, Rosario Chaya Salinas, Frank Urbina, Jr., Mary Jo Chuchi Watson, and Frances Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Rudy Sendejas, Phillip Urbina, Frank Urbina, Jr., John Leonard, Ralph Sendejas, and Rene Banegas. Honorary pallbearers are Toby Valdez, Alexander Morales and Joshua Ontiveros. The family would like to thank the Hospice Care Team for all their care and kind assistance, and direct memorials to them at, 1708 Amburn , Ste C, Texas City, Texas 77591-2436.

Julius Gordon
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Julius Gordon, age 83 of Galveston, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 8, 2002 at Mainland Medical Center Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral Services are set for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Dwyer and Rev. Whitney Provost officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston. Visitation will be held Friday, April 12, 2002 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Julius was born December 27, 1918 to Eddie Gordon and Maxine Alexander in Edna, Texas. He grew up in Victoria, Texas and later moved to Galveston. He was a veteran in the army and served in World War II. He was employed as a porter for many years at the Elks Lodge. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Gordon; his sister, Gladys Gordon; and brother, Solomon Gordon. His survivors include his wife Florence Gordon; sister Betty (Riley) White; his children: son, Julius Gordon Jr. (Jackie) of San Antonio, TX; daughters Deborah Bimage of Galveston, TX, Julia (Calvin) Tottenham of Texas City, TX, Maxine (Sterley) Campbell of La Marque, TX, Junaita Grooms and Sandra (Robert) Richardson both of Galveston; 19 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous family members and friends. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Texas City Dialysis, Mainland Medical Center ICU, Hospice, and Gulf Health Care Center.

Shirley Nan Gordy
Hayes Funeral Home
Mrs. Shirley Nan Gordy passed from this life Wednesday evening, April 10, 2002, in Nassau Bay. Born November 13, 1941 in Galveston, Mrs. Gordy grew up in La Marque and moved to Hitchcock with her husband after his retirement from the military. She is remembered as a loving and dedicated mother and grandmother who was especially devoted to her late husband, Lt. Colonel Alfred Lavone Gordy, Sr. Survivors include her children, Alfred Lavone Gordy, Jr. and his wife, Tammy of La Marque, Mark Edward Gordy of Hitchcock, Scott A. Gordy and his wife, Tammy of Corpus Christi, Patricia A. Heiser and her husband, Dale, Sr. of Denver, PA, Donna M. Gordy of Cat Spring; sisters, Beverly Ann Watson of La Marque, Elaine Spann and her husband, Eugene of Eden; 18 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other family. A memorial service for Mrs. Gordy will be held at a later date. Those who wish may make memorials in the form of donations to the Youth Department of Paul's Union Church, 1709 Oak, La Marque, Texas 77568.

Ollie Etolia "Billie" Green
Hayes Funeral Home
Mrs. Ollie Etolia "Billie" Green passed from this life Sunday morning in McDonough, Georgia, while in her 100th year. Born March 16, 1902 in Silverton, Texas to John and Medora Price, Mrs. Green lived in and around Childress, Texas until 1942 when she moved to Galveston. She had been a resident of Galveston County for over 50 years, spending many years in Santa Fe before relocating to Georgia in 1998. She had worked at Guisti's Caf , Eibands, and as a bookkeeper for American National Insurance Company in Galveston for over 30 years before retiring in 1965. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Samuel H. Green in 1967, her 2 children, Samuel Herbert Green in 1978 and Norris Leo Green in 1985 and her siblings, survivors include 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Saturday in the Chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, Mr. Mike Green officiating. Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call after Noon on Saturday at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Starcrest of McDonough Nursing Home. They served and cared for Grandma for the last 2 years of her life. Thanks for making her most difficult times as pleasant as possible.

Verna B. Grimm
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Verna B. Grimm, age 94 of Galveston, died on Thursday, April 4, 2002 at John Sealy Hospital. Funeral Services are set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rev. Lin Crossman officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. Born November 29, 1907 in Freeport, Illinois, Verna was a retired nurse and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by her brother George Grimm and sisters Violet Grimm, Ruth Davis, and Naomi Harris, survivors include her nephews Ken Harris of Chicago, Illinois, Bill Davis of North Manchester, Indiana, David Davis of Albion, Indiana, and John Davis of Rushville, Indiana.

Alice Mae Guiberteaux
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary
Alice Mae Guiberteaux, 90, passed away from this life to eternal life at Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2002, followed by a a wake from 7-8:00 p.m. Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 16th in the Chapel of E.R. Johnson Family Mortuary. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery Alice was born in Natchitoches, LA. She was a longtime resident of Galveston, a homemaker, a retried cook and was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband. She is survived by her son, Fredrick Patterson of Galveston; step daughter, Doris Jean Terrell of Los Angeles, CA; other relatives and friends. Floral and Memorials contributions may be sent to E.R. Johnson Family Mortuary, 3828 Avenue O, Galveston, Texas 77550. (409) 762-8470.


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