Obituaries for week of 12/6/12

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Santiago Trevino Cano, 75, died Nov. 25. He is preceded in death by his wife, Armandina Mendez Cano; son, Sergio Cano; mother, Narcissa Cano; and father, Ramon Cano. He is survived by his loving family which include his daughter, Catherine Cano Darrell and husband Casey; granddaughters who were his pride and joy, Sabrina Nicole Darrell and Savannah Chloe Darrell; and five siblings. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service for over 42 years, and served six years in the US Air Force Reserves.

Jimmie Louise Decker, 88, died Saturday, Nov. 3. She was born June 16, 1924 in Dallas, Texas to James and Lila Jones. Louise attended Reagan High School and was a member of the Red Coats Drill Team. During WWII she worked as a telephone operator at Ellington Field. Louise and her late husband of 52 years, Howard, were members of Collins United Methodist Church which later merged with St. Marks in Woodland Heights. Louise is survived by her daughter, Pamela; son-in-law, Henry; granddaughter, Dana and her husband, Matthew; grandson, Vincent; niece, Randi and her husband, Jonathan.

James Truitt Doyle, 71, died Nov. 22, after a long period of declining health. Survived by his wife Dianna. James delighted in his three daughters: Lynn, Tina and Kimberly and their husbands: Dan, Billy and Craig. James was a proud grandfather of four adoring grandchildren: Haley, Jason, Chelsea and Brandon and one great granddaughter Tatum. James was one of a kind. He enjoyed hunting, bowling, playing softball and fishing.

Laura Lea Ellis, 83, born July 9, 1929, died Nov. 23, in Houston. Arrangements were entrusted to Heights Funeral Home.

Josephine Pauline Glasco, 94, died Nov. 24, in Houston. She was the youngest of 13, born July 13, 1918, to John and Victoria Zabawa. Her childhood experiences yielded the independence and resolve with which she went on to raise four daughters after her husband’s sudden death in 1961. She inspired generations of family and friends with her deep-rooted Catholic faith, compassion, easy smile and sharp humor. She was a longtime member of All Saints parish and a member of the Altar Society. Those to cherish her memory include her daughters Marie Popelka, Patricia Glasco, Geralyn Klotz, and Elizabeth Meyers. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill, parents, siblings and son-in-law Raymond Popelka.

Jimmie I. Hargrave, 93. Our prayers are with our beloved relatives and friends of Jimmie I. Hargrave. Her sincere giving to all expressed kindness and love daily, enjoying conversation and concern to others more than herself. Stories of past memories were shared with all, as great friends were very important to her life. Jimmie is preceded in death by her husband, James Darby Hargrave and her son, James Hargrave, Jr. She is survived by her son Gerald Hargrave.

Warren L. Hutchings, 88, died Nov. 24. He was predeceased by his daughter Margaret C.M. Hutchings Howard and his son-in-law Dirk McLeod. He is survived by his loving wife, Pauline Assandri Hutchings, his daughters Maria Hutchings and Sharon Hutchings McLeod. He was a devoted, loving husband and father to his family. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Navy, owned a family diner called “The Burger Ranch” from 1957-1974, and was a Captain in the Merchant Marines.

Norman Michael Kalson, 82, died Nov. 28. For those wishing donations can be made to the All Saints Church or the Houston SPCA.

Daniel Mitchell Kelly, M.D., 76, died Nov. 25. Dr. Dan was born May 23, 1936, in Algona, Iowa. He was the eldest of three children born to Edward Daniel and Margaret (Mitchell) Kelly. His family and service to his community were a top priority in his life. He married Karen Leitch in January, 1971 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Together they had four children: three amazing daughters and a fourth who was fairly decent. Dan spent many of his later years inspiring people at the Men’s Center in Houston.
Dan is survived by his sister, Margaret Ann”Peg” (Kelly) Baehr, and four daughters.

Olga Larralde, 93, died Nov. 22. She is survived by her daughter Patricia West and son Grover Sullivan and wife Reba; 10 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Quentin Ray Martin, 51, of Houston, died Nov. 16. Quentin was born July 22, 1961, in Midland, Texas, to Glenn and Faye Martin. Quentin was a career bartender and life-long animal lover. He spent many of his last few years traveling internationally and taking care of any of his friends who were in need. Quentin also participated in many equal rights campaigns including the PWA March on Washington. He is survived by his partner of 18 years, Mike Adams; mother, Faye Martin; sister Jan Cantrell and husband Franklin; brother Jeff Martin and wife Kim. He was preceded in death by his father Glenn Martin.

Robert Allen Richbourg, 83, died Nov. 25. He was a 1947 graduate of Reagan High School and was also a proud lifetime member of Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union No. 54, serving over 60 years as Apprentice, Journeyman, Business Agent, Financial Secretary Treasurer, and last but not least a Teacher at the Local’s Trade School. Robert, a decorated Korean War Veteran, served as a Corporal in the Army’s 82nd Pipeline Engineering Division from 1953 to 1955. He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Rosemary; parents, Rufus John and Ruth (Riggs) Richbourg, and his 3 brothers, Rufus, Rene’, and Paul. Robert is survived by his two daughters, Priscilla Bashinski and husband, Leonard and Roberta McBride and husband Greg.

George Pierce Skinner, Jr., 82, born Sept. 12, 1930 in Houston, Texas, died Nov. 21. Arrangements were entrusted to Heights Funeral Home.

Wilma L. Quibodeaux Vanya, 81, died Nov. 21. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Mary Quibodeaux, and by her sister, Francis Quibodeaux. Wilma Quibodeaux was born on Feb. 9, 1931 in Crowley, Louisiana. Wilma was a longtime resident of Houston’s Oak Forest community. She retired in 1999 after serving as an elementary teacher for Galena Park ISD for 25 years. She earned an associate degree in general studies from San Jacinto College, and earned a BA in education, and a masters in elementary education from the University of Houston. She is survived by brothers Jim and Jerry Quibodeaux. Other survivors include four sons: Jackie, Rick, Rob, and Roy Vanya, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary Alice Brett Weyand, 85, died Nov. 23. She was born Aug. 1, 1927, to Corneal and Alice Brett in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Reagan High School and was active in the Elkadetts Drill Team and attended the University of Houston. She loved the water and was active on the “Corketts” Shamrock Synchronized Swimming Team. She married the man of her dreams, Jack Weyand, whom she loved and cherished for the next 60 years.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jack; son, Steve Weyand; daughter, Theresa Elliott and husband Kirk; grandchildren, Brittany, Jack and Mitch Elliott; great-granddaughter, Brayden; niece, Diane Brett; nephew, Jon Weyand and wife Vicki and many other relatives and friends.

Jossie G. Godfrey, 95, died Nov. 24.

Naomi Faye Labba died Nov. 22.

Mose Ross Sr., died Nov. 24.

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