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Joe Rivera Sr

Sep 14, 1964 - Nov 19, 2023

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League City, TX

Joe Albert Rivera Sr. , age 59, of League City, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2023. A visitation for Joe will be held Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Eubank Funeral Home, 27532 State Highway 64, Canton, Texas 75103, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. eubankfh. com for the Rivera family.

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Robert Rutherford

Mar 29, 1962 - Feb 28, 2024

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League City, TX

, 61, of League City, passed away February 28, 2024, at his home. Robert was born March 29, 1962 to Claribel and Gene Rutherford in Dallas Texas. He supported his family as a plant operator for DOW chemical for many years. Robert will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Gary Rutherford. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 34 years Lee Renee Rutherford; daughters Marinda Haberer, and Chelsea Rutherford; sons Mark Copeland and wife Clarissa, Cody Copeland and wife Kathryn, and Caleb Rutherford; brothers Rick Rutherford and wife Mary, and David Rutherford and wife Susan; grandchildren Jonathan Haberer, Nyah Haberer, Jacob Haberer, Addison Copeland, Cadence Copeland, Kalian Copeland, Urial Copeland, Eli Kight and Emmit Kight; and numerous other family members and friends. In his honor there will be a graveside service 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Dickinson, TX and a celebration of his life at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the Kemah Elks Lodge 623 Hanson Rd. Kemah Tx 77565 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Mark Copeland, Cody Copeland, Jacob Haberer, Rick Rutherford, Bobby Griffin, and Jonathan Haberer. If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see, If the sun should rise you find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today, While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand. He said my place was ready, in heaven far above And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned and walked away a tear fell from my eye. For all my life I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die. I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do. It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays the good ones and the bad. I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while, I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized that this could never be, For emptiness and memories would take the place of me. When I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow. When I walked through heavens gates I felt so much at home. God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you” Today your life on earth has passed but here life starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last And since each day is the same there’s no longing for the past. You have been so faithful so trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do. You have been forgiven and now at last you’re free. So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me? So when tomorrow starts with out me don’t think we’re far apart, For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.

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Arthur Lyon Sullivan III

May 29, 1940 - Feb 27, 2024

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League City, TX

Arthur Lyon Sullivan III, 83, passed away on February 27 , 2024, in League City, Texas. He was born on May 29 in Atlanta, Georgia to Arthur and Laura Sullivan. Arthur is survived by his daughter, Maura; son, Todd; sister, Carol; brother, John; and numerous family and friends. Arthur grew up in Lynbrook, New York and was a high school basketball player. He attended the University of New Hampshire where he met his future wife, Sharon Ferrin of Canterbury, New Hampshire. He was a pilot and served as a navigator in the Air Force. He earned a Ph.D. from Cornell University and proceeded to teach at universities that included University of Pennsylvania, Duke, North Carolina State, and Texas A&M. He taught on sabbatical in India, Japan, and Italy. Also, as a longtime “rabbit ears” photobomber he might just have the record for the most times a person appeared in photos with a peace sign held behind another person’s head. He was both amazingly smart and good-natured. He loved trips to the beach, gardening, traveling, cycling, motorcycles, and reading. Later in life he became a real fitness buff and continued exercising as he aged in Silver Sneakers classes. Arthur developed an interest in music and often attended chamber music performances. He observed the world with an analytical mind, but paradoxically saw things artistically. In accordance with his wishes, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Arthur’s memory may do so to any charitable endeavor that aids in the wellbeing of people, such as UNICEF.

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Bruce Dean Bayless

Jun 04, 1952 - Feb 25, 2024

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League City, TX

Bruce Dean Bayless, aged 72, died on Sunday, February 25, 2024, surrounded by his loving family at his home in League City, Texas. A reception to honor his memory will be held for friends in Texas, where he spent the majority of his adult life, on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Park East Funeral Home, located at 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598. Local Services: A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE. The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender, NE, officiated by Susan Urbanec. Burial will follow a luncheon at Rose Hill Cemetery in Emerson, NE. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh–Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE In lieu of floral tributes, the family graciously requests contributions to be directed to either the UTMB/MD Anderson Office of Development, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555-0148 (designated for brain cancer research) or to Quantum Hospice. Born on June 4, 1952, in Rushville, NE, Bruce Dean Bayless was the son of Maurice and Betty Bayless. He received the sacraments of baptism and confirmation at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Mirage Flats, NE. After graduating from high school, Bruce pursued higher education at Chadron State College and subsequently the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1975. On June16, 1973, he married Carolyn Urbanec at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender, NE. Throughout his life, Bruce achieved numerous distinctions, awards, and notable roles, including The Arrow of Light, Pro Deo et Patria, Eagle Scout, certified Professional Engineer, Ry?ky? Kempo Black Belt under Taika Seiyu Oyata, Rotating Equipment Director, membership in the Ethylene Producers Rotating Engine Advisor Committee, advisory roles with the Texas A&M Turbomachinery Symposium, service as an ELCA Assistant Minister, and participation in the church choir. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Carolyn Bayless; his son, Brian (Fredria) Bayless; his daughter, Anna (Benjamin) George; grandchildren Jacob George, Sebastian Bayless, Julia George, Samuel Bayless, and Xander Bayless; siblings David and Dan Bayless, along with Phyllis Ditsch, Marilyn Person, and Linda Huckfeldt; brothers-in-law Paul, Richard, and Charles Urbanec; and sister-in-law Susan Urbanec.

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Jarrell Joe Priess

Aug 28, 1936 - Feb 04, 2024

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League City, TX

Jarrell Joe Priess8/28/1936-2/4/2024Jerry passed peacefully at home on February 4, 2024. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Viona Priess, and his daughter Cindy Knapp. He is survived by his wife, Vicki, Sister Joyce Marie Priess, Daughter Cathy Gaines and husband David, stepdaughter Lisa Els and husband Randy, Stepson Ronnie Boatman, Granddaughters Jessica Little and husband Cody, Amanda Knapp, Chelsea Vuncannon and husband Nick, Grandson Austin Gaines and 3 great grandsons.Jerry was born in Stafford, Kansas to Leroy and Viona Priess. He spent his summers working on his grandparent’s farm and played basketball and football in high school. As a Scout, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and the God and Country award. Jerry had a talent for drawing and his rich baritone rang out in church hymns.Jerry began his military career at the age of 17 when he joined the Oklahoma National Guard. He continued his career by moving through several different commands and finishing his 32-year career Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves. Awards during his military career included numerous Superior Ratings both individually and as Commanding Officer of various units.He graduated from the University of Kansas and began his career as an electrical engineer with Lear jet, moving on to Cessna. Jerry’s knowledge and experience with Cessna projects led to a leadership role with Flight Research Group, Aircraft Operations Division, NASA, in Houston where he remained until he retired in 2019 after 50 years.In spite of being occupied with military and civilian work, he found time to devote his resources and time to various volunteer and philanthropic causes. He was a life member of the KU Alumni Association. He has been honored for providing a bequest to the 100 Million Dollar Club in support of the World’s Greatest Philanthropy for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. He was a Master Mason, Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner. He was a volunteer driver for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children shuttling patients to and from the hospital to the airport or bus station. He was a Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, member of Lighthouse Charity Team, Galveston Bay Parrothead Club, Krewe Babalu, and Ritches Raiders BBQ cookoff Team. He was a volunteer judge for the Odyssey of the Minds at the local, district, state and National level. He also worked with numerous other charities to raise money for research, heath police and crisis intervention.Jerry was a generous supporter of independent singer/songwriters in the Trop Rock genre. He was a great friend to many musicians in the area and his generosity was limitless.He had a great sense of humor and always ready with a smile.Visitation Saturday, February 10 from 3-6 PM at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 E Main Street, League City, Texas.Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John, Kansas on February 17th at 1:00PM. A memorial Service in Houston will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations be sent to:Shriners Temple Hospice Care Team1616 W 23rd Street 1441 32nd Ave N Galveston, Texas 77550 Texas City, Texas 77591Attn: Transportation Corp

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Brian Cappel

Sep 29, 1990 - Feb 02, 2024

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League City, TX

The Cappel family sadly announces the passing of our beloved Brian on Friday, February 2, 2024, in League City, Texas. Brian was born September 29, 1990, in Texas City Texas to Buddy and T.J. Cappel. He was a lifelong resident of League City, Texas. He graduated from Clear Creek High School and attended Houston Community College. His passions were computers, electronics, auto mechanics, and his son. Brian is survived by his parents, Buddy & T.J. Cappel; son, Moses Cappel; grandfather, Harvey Cappel; grandmother, Ruby Stanton; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and family. Brian is preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Cappel. The Cappel family will welcome friends and family to a public viewing from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Brian’s funeral services will be private.

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Kenneth Ray Rogers

Aug 21, 1940 - Feb 21, 2024

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League City, TX

Kenneth Ray Rogers, affectionately known as “Papa” to his cherished family, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at his home in League City, Texas, surrounded by the warmth of his loved ones. He was 83 years old. Born on August 21, 1940, in Cardwell, Missouri, to Jesse and Velma Rogers, Kenneth’s journey began amidst the rolling fields of a cotton farm, where he learned the values of hard work, integrity, and the importance of family bonds. From those humble beginnings, he embarked on a remarkable life characterized by adventure, compassion, and a relentless pursuit of knowledge. Kenneth’s entrepreneurial spirit blossomed early on, guided by the wisdom passed down through generations. He ventured into various successful business endeavors, each one a testament to his dedication and resilience. An avid aviator, Kenneth found solace and freedom in the skies, earning his pilot’s license in the mid-1970s. His thirst for exploration extended beyond the horizon, leading him to discover new cultures and languages. His passion for learning led him to embrace Spanish and travel across Central and South America, leaving a trail of cherished memories throughout his life. In the mid-1980s, Kenneth’s life took a serendipitous turn when he met his soulmate, Carol M. Rogers, during dance lessons in Houston, Texas. Their union was a testament to the enduring power of love and companionship, enriching each other’s lives in ways they never imagined. Kenneth’s enduring love and devotion continue to resonate through the lives of those he held dear. Survived by his cherished wife, Carol M. Rogers, his daughter Maria Rogers-Cooper and son-in-law Melvin Cooper, as well as stepdaughters Kelly Muraco, Tori Ratcliff and her husband, Blake Ratcliff. Among all of Kenneth’s successes, becoming a grandfather and great grandfather was the most significant milestone. He is survived by his adoring grandchildren, Evan Rogers and his wife, Marcia Rogers, Mekius Girma, Rahel Schafer and her husband Rick Schafer, Alissa Ruiz and husband Matthew Ruiz, Austin Ratcliff and wife Katie Ratcliff. His legacy will continue to flourish as his great-grandchildren, Maddox and Pierce Rogers, Vallen and Vail Schafer, who brought him immense joy, carry it forward. Within his extended family, his niece, Jo Ann Wright, and nephew, Dennis Rogers, held cherished positions in his heart, sharing in both the triumphs and challenges of his life’s journey. While Kenneth’s physical presence may have departed, his spirit remains eternally intertwined with the hearts of those who knew and loved him. His family will gather to honor his memory and celebrate his extraordinary life on March 8th at Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood, Texas. In the tapestry of life, Kenneth Ray Rogers leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished moments, forever etched in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. May his soul soar amongst the stars, finding peace in the embrace of eternity. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The American Cancer Society:

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Janie Molina Flores

Jan 31, 1928 - Feb 21, 2024

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League City, TX

Janie Molina Flores passed from this from life Wednesday, February 21, 2024 in League City, Texas. Janie was born on January 31, 1928 in Mercedes, Texas. She was preceded in death by parents Espirio and Sarah Molina; daughter Janey Sue; brothers George Carroll and Oscar Molina and sisters Pearl Carroll and Rachel Clark. Survivors include children Rudy Flores, Elizabeth Miller (Ken), Debra James (Milton), Beverly White (Mike); brothers Ray Molina & Ed Molina (June); sister Sara Hart, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Crystal Holt Griffith

Aug 11, 1972 - Feb 08, 2024

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League City, TX

Crystal Holt Griffith, of League City, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at her home in League City at the age of 51. Crystal was born on August 11, 1972, in Houston, Texas, to Charlene and Leslie Higgs, Jr. Along with her mother Charlene, Crystal was raised by and later adopted by Carroll A. “Cal” Holt. Having felt she earned it while growing up, Crystal took Cal’s last name and later kept ‘Holt’ as her middle name upon marriage. Crystal was preceded in death by her grandparents, her father Cal, and her stepsisters Connie Holt and Carolyn West. Crystal is survived by her husband, Aron Griffith, her two sons, Grant and Holt, and her mother, Charlene Holt. Following her career as a paralegal, Crystal focused on her family, her friends, and her faith. Crystal was a loving wife, mother, and daughter, devoting herself to caring for her parents, her children, and her husband. When she was not working as a caregiver, health insurance navigator, driver, appointment maker, communicator, and overall helper for her family, Crystal also gave of her time to numerous school and local organizations and events. Her upbringing and career most certainly paved the way for her to pay attention to detail as she took charge of family needs and helped with activities. Crystal was loved, not only by her family, but by her friends, who describe Crystal as compassionate, understanding, giving, kind, caring, a conversation starter but also an intent listener, among other admirable qualities she tried to instill in her children and evoke from her husband. Crystal had a knack for names, a heart for compassion, and she seemed to be able to find a way to relate to almost anyone. Crystal cherished the friends she made in her neighborhood, commuting on the bus to work in downtown Houston, at church, during college, at the Delta Zeta sorority, at her parent’s retirement community, and at the baseball fields. Crystal also cherished the many friends made at the hospitals and those met through various organizations for kids with cancer. Crystal especially loved the many wonderful women of the MOMS Club and their families. Crystal found much joy in the many friendships that grew over the years starting from these shared experiences. The love shown to Crystal throughout the years and during her last months, by all of those she heartened and knew, will help our family cope with her loss. Crystal requested her life to be celebrated in League City by all those wanting to, and that she later be buried during a small family service at the family plot in Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Texas. A Celebration of Life for Crystal will be held at the 528 Campus of Clear Creek Community Church (4201 FM 528, Friendswood, Texas, 77546) on March 8, 2024 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to one or a number of organizations that supported our family throughout the years would be greatly appreciated: The Sunshine Kids Foundation, The Periwinkle Foundation, Kids Unlimited, Candlelighters, B.I.G. LOVE Cancer Care Services, and Joseph’s Warriors, to name a few, or another charity of your choice that supports cancer research and/or provides support to families going through cancer treatment.

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Clemente J. Garcia, Jr.

Jan 12, 1949 - Feb 23, 2024

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League City, TX

Retired GPD Officer Clemente J. Garcia, Jr. age 75 of Texas City passed into eternity Friday, February 23, 2024 at UTMB Hospital in League City. Funeral services are 10:00am Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston. The family will receive visitors from 5:00pm until 8:00pm Friday at the funeral home where a rosary will be recited at 6:30pm. Clemente was born January 12, 1949 in Galveston to Clemente J. Garcia, Sr. and Catalina DeLaRosa Garcia. He was a 1968 graduate of Ball High School. He joined the GPD Reserves in 1973 and hired on full time in 1975, retiring in 2003. He then became employed with the Port of Galveston Police Department retiring a second time in 2013. He was a member of the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) and a faithful catholic his entire life. Clem lived a life dedicated to the safety of all citizens and did that with the highest level of professionalism that could be displayed. His courage and patriotism will be remembered for years to come. Rest with the angels, you have earned it. Clemente was preceded in death by his parents Clemente, Sr. and Catalina Garcia, a son Clemente Juan Garcia, III, sister Catalina Garcia and brother Carlos Garcia . He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Sammye Jo Garcia of Texas City; daughter Lindsay Bernadette Garcia Jackson and husband Michael Wayne Jackson, Jr. of Dickinson; sons Nicholas J. Garcia and wife Jasmine Salome Garcia of Chesapeake, VA and Ryan Christopher Garcia and wife Barbara J. Blackwell Garcia of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren Clemente, IV, Maria, Jared, Heaven, Dominic, Ronan, Jaxon, Laila, Mariah, Riley and Catalina Jo Garcia; sisters Helen Campos and Frances Rodriguez and husband Oscar all of Texas City and JoAnn Pena of Galveston; brothers Joe Garcia and Michael Garcia and wife Debbie all of Galveston numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be his comrades in blue from the Galveston Police Department and The Port of Galveston Police Department Honor Guard.

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Robert F. Gudz

Oct 06, 1949 - Feb 16, 2024

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League City, TX

Robert F. Gudz passed away peacefully at his home in League City, Texas on February 16, 2024. He was born in Niagra Falls, New York on October 6, 1949 to Joseph and Clara Gudz. He served in the Navy and fought in the Vietnam War. He received a degree in Instrumentation Technology. He was an electrician for Chevron-Phillips. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Michael. He is survived by his loving wife, Betsy; his children Aaron, Gregory, Sara, Thomas, Rebecca, David, Benjamin and Lucy; his grandchildren Alyssa, A.J., Mason, Jeremiah, Malek and Colette; and his brother Richard. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, February 24 at his home in League City. Internment will be at Houston National Cemetery.

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