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Donald Denby

Oct 28, 1940 - Nov 25, 2023

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Spring, TX

"Donald William Denby was born to Betty and L. A. Denby on October 28, 1940 in Galveston, Texas and went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2023. Don grew up in Galena Park, Texas. After graduating high school, he proudly enlisted in the United States Nav, where he served in active duty from April 1958 to October 1961, and in the Reserves from November 1961 to October 1963. During a leave home, Don's sister Barbara introduced him to the love of his life, Lorene June (Dossman) Denby. Don introdu...Read More

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Gerald Maduzia

Feb 22, 1941 - Mar 01, 2024

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Spring, TX

Gerald Maduzia, age 83, of Spring, Texas passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. A visitation for Gerald will be held Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home & Cemetery, 18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX 77384. A liturgy of the word will occur Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX 77384. A reception will occur Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX 77384.

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Barbara H McGahey

Aug 15, 1938 - Feb 29, 2024

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Spring, TX

Barbara H McGahey, age 85, of Spring, Texas passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Barbara was born in texas. A visitation for Barbara will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A committal service will occur Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 1:00 PM, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A catered reception will occur Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 1:45 PM to 3:45 PM, 10710 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas 77038.

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Charles Thomas Crumpler

Nov 10, 1931 - Feb 28, 2024

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Spring, TX

Charles Thomas Crumpler, age 92, of Spring, Texas passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. A visitation for Charles will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77039. A reception will occur Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas 77039. A funeral service will occur Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77039. A committal service will occur Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 13747 Eastex Fwy, Houston, TX 77039.

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Ima Lene Shaver

Jul 31, 1939 - Feb 24, 2024

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Spring, TX

Ima Lene Shaver passed from this life on February 24, 2024 in Spring, Texas at the age of 84 years old. She was born on July 31, 1939 in Nacogdoches, Texas to parents, Bill and Betti (Landrum) Eason.She leaves behind her children: Martha Elizabeth Scogin, Jean Annette Shaver, Debbie Cassard and husband Tommy Cassard Sr., and Larry Larkin Shaver Jr. and Billy D Shaver; grandchildren: James Paul, Amanda Jean, Mitchelle K, Tommy Cassard, Nicole Cassard, Thomas Allen Taylor, Debbie Leanamay Taylor, and Edward Dewayne Taylor; as well as many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.She is preceded in death by her parents; her two sons, Larry Shaver Jr. and Billy Shaver; her brothers: Henry Eason, Leonard Eason, Thomas Eason and Bill Eason; and sisters: Betty Jean Spears, Drewcilla Apostolo, Syble Cribbs, and Bobby Jean Kyle.As a teenager, Ima began working in the cotton fields. She was a hard worker, so much so that she was unable to finish high school in order to help provide for her family. She was an avid housecleaner who also loved gardening, canning, picking berries every season, and site sightseeing with her family and friends where many memories were made, memories that are now the gifts she leaves behind for those who love her to cherish.Ima was a great mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to any one in need, and always made sure that her family was fed, clothed, and well cared for with plenty of love, no matter the sacrifices. She loved her family, and she will be dearly loved and forever missed by her family and friends, and by all those whose life she touched.Pallbearers: Tommy Cassard Jr., Braden Cassard, Caedin Cleveland, Hailey Sunderland, James Scogin, Cody Brinkley, and Austin Smith.

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Gloriastine Smith

Oct 27, 1950 - Feb 28, 2024

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Spring, TX

Gloriastine Smith, age 73, of Spring, Texas passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. A celebration of life for Gloriastine will be held Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Calvary Hill Funeral Home, 21723 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble, Texas 77338, followed by a catered reception from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

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David Lloyd Needler

Jan 11, 1946 - Feb 27, 2024

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China Spring, TX

David Lloyd Needler, 78, of China Spring passed away February 27, 2024. 6-8pm Friday, March 1, 2024 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel 11 am Saturday, March 2, 2024 at China Spring Cemetery. David was born January 11, 1946 in Brownwood to Junior (Jack) and Cleo Needler. He graduated from Brownwood High School. During that time, David started out playing football but soon discovered his passion for rodeo where he did a little bit of everything from rough stock to roping. David had several different jobs including working at a donut shop, a dairy farm and combining. Soon after high school, David was drafted into the Army where he served in Vietnam in the 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry. David lived up to the true meaning of “I’ve Got Your 6” while having the backs of his brothers in arms and saving several lives. His heroic actions were being recognized in the local military and hometown papers, but he was always making sure to send letters, videos and voice recordings home to mom and dad. David also received many awards, medals and badges while in Vietnam: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge. After being wounded in combat, he was awarded the Purple Heart. After being honorably discharged, he moved to Waco where he worked a couple different jobs and went back to his true passion: RODEO! While being an all around cowboy competing in multiple events, he stole the show in clowning! He was always being fearless and making sure his fellow cowboys were safe! Bull riders always wanted him to clown for them, which won him several belt buckles through the years. Later David went to work for M&M Mars until he retired after 30 years. David enjoyed hunting, fishing and yearly trips to watch NFR (National Finals Rodeo), but his favorite past-time was watching his cattle. On any given day given, one could find him enjoying the company of his granddaughters, watching their ballgames and livestock shows, and spoiling them with candy! He also taught them how to drive tractors and be independent. David’s love for his granddaughters and animals intertwined as they showed livestock. David was a jack of all trades, and there wasn’t much he couldn’t make, fix or figure out! He taught them to build ramps, barrel water troughs, and taught them how to walk their pig on a leash. He could pull off a prank when you least expect it, tell a funny joke and spin a good tale. He was preceded in death by his parents; Jack and Cleo Needler; and niece, Kathy Kemp. Those left to honor his memory are his daughter, Shelley Needler; his son, Scott Needler (Elizabeth); three granddaughters, Dakota Needler (Tyler Hudson), Shyanne Needler and Sierra Needler; sisters, Donna Fouts (Donnie), and Dianna Little; two nieces, Jennifer Krahn (Mike and their children and grandchildren) and Cindy Kemp; and numerous cousins. China Spring Cemetery , 15654 Old China Spring Rd,; China Spring, TX 76633

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Sarah Lynn Martinez

Sep 30, 2001 - Feb 26, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

Sarah Lynn Martinez, 22, of Big Spring passed away at her home, Monday, February 26th, 2024. Visitation at Myers & Smith Funeral Home will be Friday, March1st from 12 noon to 9 PM. A vigil service will be conducted at 7 PM. The funeral will be held at Myers & Smith Chapel, at 11 AM, Saturday, March 2nd . Followed by interment at Mount Olive Cemetery.Sarah was born September 30th, 2001 in Big Spring, Texas. She attended Big Spring schools and the Big Spring High School. During her school years she was a cheerleader and a member of the softball team. She had a large circle of friends and created many memories with them. She loved food; especially menudo, jalapeno poppers and brisket. She also loved music and her favorite color was black. Recently she had been employed by Walmart in Big Spring.Sarah is survived by her mother, Christina Martinez; her brothers, Carlos Paredez, and Marcos Paredez; her grandmother, Lorenza Martinez; her great-grandmother, Simona Martinez; her uncle, Joseph Martinez; her aunt, Crystal Blanco; several cousins, extended family members and a host of friends.Arrangements have been entrusted to Myers & Smith Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be made at www.myersandsmith.com

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Jerene Hocker

Jan 13, 1934 - Feb 22, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

Jerene Hocker, 90, died Thursday, February 22, 2024. Private family services will be held at a later date.Jerene was born on January 13, 1934 in Winters, TX to Minnie Mitchell Stehle & Monroe Stehle.She married Harvey C, Hocker on August 18, 1951 in Ballinger, TX. They moved to Big Spring from Brady in 1955. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2017. She was a member of Baptist Temple.Jerene was a homemaker but also was a church secretary for Hillcrest Baptist and Berea Baptist.Jerene is survived by 2 sons: Keving Hocker (Cindy) of Illinois City, IL and H.L. Hocker (Jerri) of Big Spring; 1 brother Vernon Stehle (Jane) of Bartlett, TN; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her husband and parents, Jerene was preceded in death by 1 son: Winfred Hocker.Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

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Eula Belle Rickard Koop

Oct 17, 1917 - Feb 25, 2024

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Spring, TX

Eula Belle Rickard Koop was born in Kaw City, Oklahoma. She was the oldest of three children born to John Harold Rickard Sr. and Marjorie Grace Ramsey Rickard.Koop was a force to be reckoned with from her fierce loyalty to God, her family and all of the ones in between that were her "kids''. She was married June 13, 1936 to Harry Koop. The family grew to four with the addition of two sons, Stan Koop and Jere Koop. She was an avid church worker and Cub Scout Leader in Phillips, Texas. The family did not grow again until 18 years later when Karla Koop was born in Dumas, Texas. Still an avid church worker at First Baptist Church, she worked with the youth program providing support through dinners and later as a secretary, mission trip sponsor and mentor. Living 25 miles away from town, she ferried Karla to piano lessons, church choir and church activities on Wednesday nights. After the death of Harry in 1971, she moved to the town of Dumas, where she became the Head Cook for the Dumas Noon Lions Club, Cook for First Baptist Church and Nursery Worker for the same. She is known to many as "Koop'' and over a 15 year period she mentored many that she lovingly thought of as her “kids” in the Youth Choir.In 2006, she left her home in the Panhandle to live with her daughter in Spring, Texas where she became a member of Champion Forest Baptist Church and became loved by the Solid Rockers Choir. She was a survivor of breast cancer and a stroke.She is survived by her daughter, Karla Koop of Spring, Texas; Daughter-in-Law Nita Hedleston Koop. Grandchildren Chris Koop and wife DeAnna, Carrie Hill and husband David, all of Lubbock, Texas; Great Grandchildren Kit Koop, Karlee Vestal (husband Blake),Kaitlin Martin (husband Bryan), Kamron Koop, Michael Hill (wife Lindsey), Matthew Hill, Joseph Hill (fiance Claudia). Great great grandchildren Bailee Vestal, James Vestal, Luke Vestal, Levi Vestal, Kooper Martin, Caroline Martin, and Nolan Hill. Additionally she has one nephew, Scott Rickard (wife Linda) and one niece Kristi Horton(husband Mike). Housemates\Caregivers Sharon Jennings and Susan Byrne.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry(1971), her sons Stan(2008) and Jere(1991), her brother Harold Rickard Jr., her sister Norma Lee Neilson and four nieces/nephews. John Harold Rickard Jr.,Gary Neilson, Terry Neilson and Pam Neilson-Knudson.A Memorial Service and Burial will take place at Memory Gardens of Pampa, 23rd Street and Price Road, Pampa,Texas on June 3, 2024 at 10:30 AM. A Memorial Service will be held at Champion Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Stuebner Airline Dr. Houston, Texas at 10:45 on March 21, 2024 in the Chapel for those wishing to attend.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Champion Forest Baptist Church Library by sending a check to 15555 Stuebner Airline Dr. Houston, Tx 77069. All donations will go toward the children’s programs for reading. There are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Michael Joseph Jensen

May 27, 1942 - Feb 24, 2024

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Spring Branch, TX

Michael Joseph Jensen, 81, of Spring Branch, Texas passed away on February 24, 2024 in Spring Branch. He was born May 27, 1942, in San Antonio, to John and Florence Jensen. Michael grew up in San Antonio, graduated from Breckenridge High School and joined the SA fire department before enlisting in the United States Army in 1964. He studied Swahili at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey California and became a member of the 5th Special Forces Group before serving in Vietnam from September 1966 to December 1967. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with valor for his service. Michael returned to San Antonio and continued to work for the San Antonio Fire Department. It was then that he met his wife Deborah and they had their only child Amber in June of 1982. Michael retired from the SAFD in 1995 as a lieutenant after 33 years with the department. He enjoyed hunting, but bass fishing was his favorite pastime, and his big catches made the newspaper on more than one occasion. Michael was a great storyteller. He and his grandson JJ always made each other smile. He was a sweet husband, father and grandfather and he will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife Deborah, daughter Amber Mokry and her husband Jacob of San Antonio, grandson Jensen Jacob Mokry, and older brother, Terrence Jensen of Dallas, Texas. A committal service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

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