Apr 10, 1932 - Nov 18, 2023
Willie Earl Williams
Aug 25, 1959 - Feb 22, 2024
Willie Earl Williams, 64, lifetime resident of Bryan, Texas, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 in the comfort of his home. Family and friends are invited to a visitation at 10:30am Saturday, March 2, 2024, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bryan. A Celebration of Life will begin immediately after the visitation at 11am, with interment to follow at Bryan City Cemetery.Born on August 25, 1959, to Andrew and Vercy Williams. He graduated from Bryan High School in 1978. In his adult life he always enjoyed sports of any kind, Church’s Chicken, providing for his family and singing "The Party Is Over" with his children/grandchildren. He also showed his competitive spirit with playing basketball, dominoes, and sports trivia.Willie enjoyed a 30-year career with Bryan Texas Utilities where he retired in 2013. During this career that allowed him to leave a legacy for his children, he ensured that he did not miss a musical program or sporting event throughout their education. Willie's legacy is intertwined with the love he shared with Alfreda. Despite the challenges of life, their bond remained strong after divorce, a testament to the enduring power of connection. His memory will live on in the hearts of his children: Jerry, Tocarro, Veronica, and Nathan; and his grandchildren, Jamairrus, Andrew and Ramses. Each one carries a piece of his spirit forward, a reminder of the love that defined their family.The Williams family experienced the painful loss of Dexner Earl Williams, a beloved son who preceded Willie in death. The reunion in the afterlife must bring comfort, knowing they are together once more.In addition to his son, Willie was welcomed into eternity by his parents, Andrew and Vercy Williams; and siblings Andrew Junior, Nathaniel, Ruby, Royal, Christine, and Albert. Their collective presence surely creates a heavenly reunion filled with love and joy.Willie leaves behind a legacy of love and familial bonds that will endure through the generations. He is survived by his siblings Alfred, Linda, Lawrence, Charles, Carolyn, James, and a host of extended family who mourn his passing while cherishing the memories of a man who enriched their lives in countless ways.In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the American Kidney Fund in Willie Earl's honor.
Dora Alice Loria
Aug 04, 1932 - Feb 25, 2024
Dora Alice Loria passed away at home with daughter, Micki Baudoin, by her side on Sunday February 25th, 2024 at age 91. Dora will be best remembered for her caring heart, willingness to help all and her hard work ethic. Dora was born in Calvert Texas, August 4th, 1932. She graduated from Calvert High School in 1950 while raising three of her four brothers. She retired from the Post Office after a full career then went on to run her own business with granddaughter Monica Watson for 20 years, working into her 80's. Dora is preceded in death by both parents Leland Davis and Blanche Davis, late husband Pete Loria, brothers Fred Davis, Dave Davis and daughter Rose "Sandi" Biszalik.Her survivors include brothers, Don Davis and Richard Davis, daughter Micki Baudoin, grandchildren include Kim Smejkal, Micah Baudoin, Monica Watson. Great Grandchildren include Joseph Smejkal, Makayla Baudoin, Mason Baudoin. Very dear family friends Henry McDaniel and Lisa Dixon.Dora was a very strong and independent woman who had a huge loving heart. She was always willing to help people in times of need without question. She was very hard working, never resting, always working on something. Dora was always willing to teach. Dora was the matriarch to our family and she will never be forgotten as she has taught us so much, she will live with us forever.
Mervin Dansby Peters
Feb 07, 1942 - Feb 27, 2024
Mervin Dansby Peters passed away on Tuesday, 27 February, 2024. He moved from Navasota to Bryan with his family at the age of 3. Mervin graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1960 and then earned his BBA in Accounting in 1964 from Baylor University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.Mervin married Annette Adams of Bryan in July of 1964 and that same year began a 43-year career in the banking business at City National Bank, shepherding it through a series of mergers and acquisitions over many years to what is now Wells Fargo Bank. He served as Community Banking President overseeing 23 locations in the Brazos Valley, Fairfield, Hillsboro, Sealy, Waller, and surrounding areas until his retirement in 2007. Mervin was deeply committed to his local community. He served as Chairman of the United Way of the Brazos Valley and as president of many committees and advisory boards, including Twin Cities Endowment Inc., Brazos County Blinn College Advisory Board, Bryan/College Station Economic Development Corporation, Brazos County Industrial Foundation Board, Brazos Valley Symphony Board of Directors, Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce, Bryan/College Station Jaycees, Boys and Girls Club of Bryan, and the Texas Private School Foundation (Allen Academy).Among his many honors, Mervin was recognized as Outstanding Young Man of Brazos County in 1975 and one of Five Outstanding Young Texans by the Texas Jaycees in 1976. He was named Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and received the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Brazos Valley Man-Youth Award in 1997. He was designated Outstanding Distinguished Citizen by the African American National Heritage Society in 2002 and received the first Research Valley Partnership Leadership Award in 2006. Mervin’s Run (street) and the Mervin Peters Spirit Award for Business Support were named in his honor in 2006 and 2007 by Habitat for Humanity. He was a proud member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, who elected him a member of the Knights of the Order of San Jacinto in 2020 for outstanding service to the State of Texas. He received the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Medal in 2021 for his work in the creation of Boonville Heritage Park. Mervin was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Bryan and the Business Men’s Bible Class. An eternal optimist, he never met a stranger, his faith never wavered, and his belief in the community knew no limits. He was a dedicated family man with a deep interest in history and enjoyed genealogical research projects in his retirement. A great lover of old-time country and gospel music he delighted in singing along regardless of having been in his words "the only person ever kicked out of a church choir." A star high school basketball player with the Broncos in his youth, Mervin was a staunch supporter of Texas A&M University and Aggie athletics of all kinds, particularly football and basketball.His life is an example of one of his favorite principles: "You should always try to leave a place better than how you found it."Mervin is preceded in death by his parents, Marshall Curtis Peters and Ellen Bookman Peters; brother, Marshall Bookman Peters; granddaughter, Lucile June Peters; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lucile Yeager Adams and George Andrew (Pete) Adams, Jr.; and sister-in-law, Patricia Stehr Peters. He is survived by his beloved wife, Annette Adams Peters; daughter, Margaret Annette Peters of Santa Fe, New Mexico; son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, George Marshall, Christina Naughton, and Celeste Alani Peters of New York City; brother-in-law, Willard Andrew Adams of Houston; sister-in-law, Florence Carter Peters of Bryan; and nieces, Karen Ellen Peters Anderson (Brian) of Arlington and their daughter, Elizabeth Ellen Anderson of Dallas; Laura Stehr Peters of Houston; Eileen Bookman Peters of Bryan; and Amy Adams Villarreal (Travis) of Dallas and their sons, Cooper James Villarreal and Grayson Cole Villarreal; and many dear cousins on both sides of the family.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 3100 Cambridge Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802 or Brazos Valley Natural History Museum, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802.
Jeffrey E. Merchant
Feb 28, 1965 - Feb 28, 2024
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Dale Eldon Barnes
Dec 26, 1942 - Feb 23, 2024
Dale Eldon Barnes, 81, formerly of Dumas, Texas passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and clergy on Friday, February 23, 2024.Visitation will be Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and the Celebration of Life service will be Thursday, February 29 at 2:00 p.m. with full military honors. Services and arrangements provided by Callaway-Jones, 3100 S. College Ave., Bryan, Texas. A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.at Lane Memorial Cemetery, Sunray, Texas under the direction of Beeson Morrison Funeral Directors, Dumas, Texas. Dale was born on December 26, 1942, in Beaver, Oklahoma to Walter and Vonita (Karber) Barnes. He grew up in Dumas and was involved in school activities and spent time working at a local shoe shop. In the fall of 1961, he arrived at Texas A&M University in the middle of a hurricane that produced more rain than he had ever seen. Dale was a member of the Corps of Cadets (G-2) until he married his High School sweetheart and the love of his life, Sharon Butler on August 17, 1963. Married students were not allowed to stay in the Corps. After graduating from Texas A&M University, he joined the Marine Corps graduating from OCS as a lieutenant and transferred to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Military career life involves a lot of moving and Dale’s career was no different. His daughter, Kelli, was born while Dale was serving in Vietnam. Upon his return to ConUS, he was soon transferred to Virginia for special training and Engineer School. At his next duty station in Virginia, Dale and Sharon were blessed with the birth of Kimberly. Then he moved his family to back to Camp Lejeune, where Dale and Sharon sailed on their sailboat many evenings and weekends. He would often go on temporary duty inside and outside of the US. The next move was to Salem, Oregon where he was Commanding Officer of the Marine military unit. From there the family moved to 29 Palms for several years. Dale’s final duty station was Okinawa, Japan where the family took several Barnes Adventures including scuba diving. Dale’s retirement ceremony was picture perfect overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. He honorably served in the United States Marine Corps for over 21 years with integrity, loyalty, and compassion. He lived his life with those same core principles. After retirement the family moved back to Texas where Dale continued his education at Texas A&M University as a graduate student. The following year, he joined Community Development with the City of Bryan. Before he retired in 2009, he was instrumental in the renovations and revisions at the LaSalle Hotel and Carnegie Library (City of Bryan Project Manager). Dale enjoyed spending time at the family cabin in Ute Park, N.M. and at his parents’ home on Lake Eufaula. Some favorite past times were fishing, hunting, and enjoying time with his family. One of the highlights of his life was getting to spend time with his granddaughters. He succeeded in attending and supporting as many of their activities as he could. He loved taking family trips to other places with his family as it gave him joy providing for his family and it has left the family with many wonderful memories. A big memory was the trip with Sharon to Europe highlighted by visits to Notre Dame, London, Edinburgh, and Loch Nest (where he took a private guided fishing trip).He was preceded in death by his parents – Walter and Vonita Barnes; in-laws – Jay and Bea Butler; sister-in-law Eva and husband David Terrell. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon; daughter Kelli Mishima, Bryan, Texas; daughter Kimberly and son-in-law Aaron Sanders, Round Rock, Texas; granddaughters: Riena Mishima, Kiyana Mishima, and Amina Mishima, Bryan, Texas, plus many cousins and extended family members. Family extends special thanks to all the fantastic teams at College Station Scott&White Hospital ICU unit and other hospital doctors and staff, Bryan Encompass for Health, and Enhabit Home Health & Hospice. Consider donations to Wounded Warrior Project, Aggie sponsored programs, Twin City Mission or the charity of your choice in Dale’s Honor.
Feb 20, 1993 - Feb 10, 2024
Ashley Lopez, our beautiful mother, daughter, sister, and friend, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the young age of 30. She was born February 20, 1993 in New Braunfels, Texas. Her childhood was full of swimming, fun at the beach, and good times with her sisters and family. She graduated from New Braunfels High School in 2011.Ashley will forever be remembered as a loving mother to her two daughters, Rosemary and Ruby. They were the absolute center of her world. Family was priceless to Ashley. Whether camping under the stars or hanging out at home, every moment with family was kept near and dear in Ashley’s heart.In addition to being a devoted mother, Ashley had a talent for art. Her creativity was her expression of self and it was admired by those around her. She was a joyous spirit and loved laughter, but no matter how much she tried to make others laugh, it was the sound of her own silly laughter that meant the most.Ashley is reunited with her grandfather, Ralph Pomeroy; aunt, Dawn Cisneros; and cousin, Lico Cisneros.Left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Rosemary and Ruby Burns; father, Oswaldo Lopez; mother, Denise Haas; and sisters, Elizabeth and Emily Lopez.The family wishes to acknowledge numerous friends, including Joanna, Tiffany, Christina, Richard, Wesley, and many more.Tragically, Ashley left us too soon, but we take solace in knowing the impact she made on our lives will be felt forever.
Marilyn Sue Frenzel (Lebeck)
Dec 28, 1968 - Feb 13, 2024
The world lost a beautiful mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Marilyn Sue Frenzel (Lebeck) was born on December 28, 1968, in Navasota, Texas, to Tommy and Emily Lebeck and passed away on February 13th, 2024, at the age of 55, in her home surrounded by her loving family.Marilyn battled cancer, but it never stopped her from living her best life. She was very determined to make the most out of the worst situation.Marilyn worked for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for most of her career. She served this agency faithfully for over 30 years. Marilyn helped to support and elevate the entire Extension Agent Network through her role as the Assistant to the Director of County Operations under Dr. Donald Kelm, Dr. Jeff Ripley, and Dr. Darrell Dromgoole. She also served the agency through her work with the TALL program, the State 4-H Office, and as a support staff member in the Brazos County and Grimes County Extension offices. Marilyn truly enjoyed her job and formed many close friendships with AgriLife Extension. She received many awards in her career, notably the Superior Service Award in 2019. Her colleagues knew her as a very loyal and supportive friend. She was big-hearted, and everyone enjoyed her perpetual smile. Marilyn’s colleagues are establishing the Marilyn Frenzel Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications at Texas A&M University. Through the A&M Foundation, this scholarship will serve as a testament to her enduring impact and provide invaluable support to full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.Fallon was Marilyn’s pride and joy. The most joy Marilyn received was watching Fallon grow up into a beautiful, successful young woman and meeting the man of her dreams, Chalon. Marilyn also loved to spend time at the pig barn almost every evening once Fallon started showing pigs in the 8th grade. Even after Fallon graduated, she continued to help Greg’s kids with the pig projects. Marilyn was always in charge of the skin and hair of the pigs and was a big reason for all of the kids' successes in the show ring. Marilyn loved her sports and would attend the kids’ sporting events, whether baseball, track, football, or softball. She was almost always by Greg’s side and was one of their biggest cheerleaders. Marilyn is survived by her loving daughter, Fallon, and husband, Chalon Pratt; her loving soulmate, Greg Kaase; Greg’s children, Mason, Karli, Layni, and Joe Kash; Her mother, Emily Lebeck; sisters and brother-in-laws; Dianne and Alan Phillips, Carolyn and Ronnie Warzon; nephew Doug Warzon and Meredith (fiancé); niece Ashley and Bobby Archer, and children Max and Aden; uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Forey Frenzel; her father, Tommy Lebeck; and nieces, Allie and Makenzie Phillips. Marilyn was many things to many people in her lifetime and will be truly missed. One of Marilyn’s last wishes was instead of flowers, she asked for donations to be made to the Plantersville Stoneham Bunch, Inc. (501c3) PO Box 92, Plantersville, Texas 77363 or to BCYLA Swine Show benefiting the youth of Grimes and Brazos Counties c/o Gregg Kaase, 16043 FM 2154, College Station, Texas 77845.
Basilia Cruz Reyes
Nov 28, 1941 - Feb 16, 2024
Mrs. Basilia Cruz Reyes, 82, had a contagious laugh and happy spirit that was admired by all who knew her. She was born November 8, 1941 in La Union, El Salvador to Candelario Cruz and Simeona Reyes and passed away February 16, 2024 in Bryan, Texas.Basilia had a passion for sewing, but gardening was her solace; she spent countless hours tending to her flower beds.She was a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. Basilia’s compassion and true caring for others touched countless lives. She will be deeply missed by family and friends, but her memory will live on through her legacy and the impact she had on others. We say farewell for now, but may we find comfort in knowing that she will never truly be gone as we keep her light and love alive in our hearts and live life to the fullest in her honor.A beloved mother of nine children, she is now rejoicing with 4 in Heaven.~ ~ ~ ~La señora Basilia Cruz Reyes, de 82 años, tenía una risa contagiosa y un espíritu alegre que fue admirado por todos los que la conocieron. Nació el 28 de noviembre de 1941 en La Unión, El Salvador, hija de Candelario Cruz y Simeona Reyes y falleció el 16 de febrero de 2024 en Bryan, Texas.Basilia tenía pasión por la costura, pero la jardinería era su consuelo; pasó innumerables horas cuidando sus flores. Fue fiel y servidora de nuestro Señor Jesucristo. La compasión de Basilia y su verdadero interés por los demás tocaron innumerables vidas. Su familia y amigos la extrañarán profundamente, pero su memoria perdurará a través de su legado y el impacto que tuvo en los demás. Nos despedimos por ahora, pero encontramos consuelo al saber que ella nunca se irá realmente mientras mantengamos viva su luz y su amor en nuestros corazones y vivir la vida al máximo en su honor.Amada madre de nueve hijos, ahora se regocija con 4 de ellos en el Cielo.
Jan 11, 2002 - Feb 25, 2024
Rebecca Zavala, 22, of Bryan, Texas passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Her full life story will be posted in the upcoming days however, her service information is listed below.
Sherri Rose MacWillie
Nov 01, 1960 - Feb 26, 2024
The beautiful soul that is Sherri Rose MacWillie passed from this world to the next on February 26, 2024, where she awaits her much loved family and friends. A full Life Story will be published soon.