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Michael Allen Mays

 Age 29, was born on December 11, 1978, in Pasadena, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2008. Michael graduated from Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, Texas in 1998. He was a member of Houston Fire Department, Pasadena Fire Department, Channelview Fire Department and Sheldon Community Fire Department. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Chester and Sabrina Mays, Pam and Caesar Cuellar; fiancé, Jamie Brocken; brother, Jeremy Mays and his fiancé, Autum Munton; niece, Ashton; and numerous other family; friends, brothers and sisters in the fire service. The family will receive friends from 5 to 9pm on Thursday, June 26, 2008, at Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, June 27, 2008, at South Main Baptist Church, 4300 Beltway 8, Pasadena, Texas 77505. Interment will follow in the Grand View Memorial Park. To visit a memorial of Michael's Life go to www.mem.com.


  David Lynn Martin, age 74, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2006 in Houston, Texas. Survived by his daughters, Marlene and Chuck Portwood and Joyce Matthews; son, Jack; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; mother of his children, Jean Turner. David served in the US Navy in the early 1950's, retired Houston Fire Department and was a loyal member of the American Legion. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2006 at Earthman Resthaven, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas with a visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.
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Leonard Henry Mikeska, Sr., Retired Deputy Chief of the Houston Fire Department passed away June 09, 2016 at the age of 78, in Conroe, Texas. Leonard is preceded in death by his father, Harry Mikeska; his mother, Esther Mikeska; sisters, Dorothy Houseman, Benolye Dean; and nephew, Denver Houseman Jr. Leonard is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Nancy, son Leonard, and wife Rhonda; daughter, Denise and husband, John Leitch; grandsons, Ryan Marr, Wesley Mikeska, and wife Lauren; Keith Mikeska, and wife Kaycee, Army Specialist, Brent Mikeska; one beautiful granddaughter, Stephanie Marr; 5 great-grandchildren, special friends Gladys and Jimmie Tucker, numerous nieces and nephews, countless friends, and his beloved kitty cat, Dolly. A special recognition to his sweet girls, Janet and Randy Councill, Beverly and Billy MacDonald, Christy and Ed Tottingham, and Andie Pratt.

After graduating from Spring Branch High School, Leonard joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1956 and served until 1962 when he was honorably discharged Leonard dedicated his professional life to the Houston Fire Department beginning as a Fire Fighter and rising through the ranks to become the Deputy Chief of the Arson Division. During his 27 years of service, Leonard received many commendations and awards, including Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, an appointment as an Honorary Special Agent – for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, a designation by the U.S. Army as an Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance Expert, and being selected to serve on the National Response Team for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Throughout his tenure with HFD, Chief Mikeska continued his service to his country by providing expert testimony to the U.S. Senate in Washington DC.

Chief Mikeska was a consultant to the National Fire Administration N.F.P.A. on Electrical Fires, and to the National Legislative Council on Arson. Chief Mikeska held an advanced Peace Officers Certification, an Advanced Instructor Certification and held a Master Firefighter Certification, as well as, many other certifications. Chief Mikeska worked closely with many State Officials and received numerous special assignments from Texas Governor Bill Clements. He co-authored the Arson Section of the Texas Penal Code still in use today. Leonard was known world-wide as an authority on arson investigation. Under his leadership, the Houston Arson Bureau became the benchmark for the rest of the nation. Chief Mikeska shared his knowledge and expertise globally, training investigators and departments in many countries, excelling him to become known as a legend in arson investigation.
After leaving HFD, Leonard, together with, his great friend Danny Welsh, formed Welsh and Mikeska Investigative Services. He later joined the Montgomery County Fire Marshalls Office until he was appointed to the 9th Judicial District Attorney's Office as an Investigator. When Leonard finally retired he dedicated all of his time to his family, fishing, deer hunting, gardening, and trips to Vegas. Leonard was a BBQ perfectionist; known as Mr. Brisket by his friends, and won many BBQ cook-offs and awards.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 14, from 5-8 PM at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Road, Conroe, TX; Services, including full HFD honors, will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 4308 W. Davis (SH 105 W.) Conroe, TX 77304. Following the service, Chief Mikeska will ride the pumper one last time for Interment at Garden Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Chief Mikeska's name to the Fire Fighters Helping Fire Fighters Fund, P.O. Box 773 Houston, TX 77001 www.firehelpingfire.org. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at cashnerconroe.com



 L. O. `Whitey' Martin, 79, entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2008 at his home on Tiki Island. Born June 27, 1928 in Houston, Texas, he attended Milby High School with the class of 1946. He proudly served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Hector.

He entered the Houston Fire Department in 1949 and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief. In 1970, Chief Martin was chosen to organize and direct the HFD Ambulance Division. He also assisted in the development of Life Flight, and worked to establish numerous other programs through out the US and abroad. He retired in 1988 as the Deputy Chief of Emergency Management Operations. Chief Martin was recognized with multiple awards in the EMS field, and was honored as the first firefighter inductee into the Texas EMS Hall of Fame in 1991. Whitey volunteered with many public service organizations, including HLS&R life membership (Trailride).

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doris; daughter Linda Moore and husband Ronald; son Steven; son Philip and wife Sue; grandchildren Shannon & Brian Yates, Kathleen Moore, Melissa and Gabriel Minor and Josh Olsen; greatgrandchildren Marissa Yates & Nathan Minor; brother Fred Martin; sisters Juanita Deacy, Erma Martin, and Thelma Hull. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm-8:00pm Wednesday, March 5th, and the service celebrating Whitey's life will be at 10:00am Thursday, March 6th, both held at Niday Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests contributions to be made in Whitey's name to the Houston Fire Museum, 2403 Milam St, Houston, TX 77006, or Memorial Hermann Life Flight, 6411 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77070


Joe Lynn McAdams, age 74, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Friday, August 10, 2012. He was born April 14, 1938 in San Jacinto County, Texas to parents George Elmore McAdams and Molly Lilley McAdams who preceded him in death along with 5 brothers and 1 sister. Joe was born the seventh son of the McAdams family, raised in San Jacinto County, graduated from Coldspring High School, and was known as a great receiver for the 6-man football team. He was a retired Houston Firefighter, and a local road builder and contractor. He was a big worker in the Democratic Party and loved to barbecue for political events. He loved to hunt and fish and garden with his grandson was known to all of his friends as Brandon’s Poppa.

Survivors include his loving wife Maxine Murry McAdams; sons Richard McAdams and Dennis McAdams both of Crosby, Texas; brother Alton McAdams of Highlands, Texas; grandson Brandon Padgett of Tomball, Texas; step-children Curtis, Karen, John, and Janet of Houston and Tomball, Texas area; numerous nieces and nephews and lots of really good friends.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Cleveland, Texas.



Clifford L. McClaugherty, 83, passed away after a battle with cancer, on December 14, 2008 at his home in Conroe, Texas. Clifford was born in Luling Texas on May 5, 1925, he proudly served in the Navy from November 1, 1943 to June  2, 1946 and later retired from the Houston Fire Department after 26 years of service. Clifford had a heart of gold, he got great pleasure from doing anything for his family and friends. He could fix anything or tell you the exact route to take to avoid traffic, straight from his memory and he was always right. He also loved to work on cars or anything mechanical and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a wonderful man. We learned alot from him. Clifford is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Darla McClaugherty, their daughter Sheri and Son Terry, 6 grandchildren, Kameron, Holden, Aaron, Colby, Bryce and Amber, his sister Cindy, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his Brother Travis. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends from the Houston Fire Department, and the U.S. Navy. Funeral service will be held 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at Houston National Cemetery Chapel.

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James Gordon. Miller Jr
., passed away on Monday, April 10, 2006, at the age of 60 after a 7-month battle with cancer. He was born July 4, 1945 in the community of Temple Springs, Texas to Amy Lucille Lee and James Gordon Miller, Sr., who preceded him in death while he was a small child. James was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son-in-law, brother and uncle who will forever be in our hearts. James graduated from C.E. King High School in 1965 and was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corp in January, 1966. He served 2 years during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of 2 purple hearts before receiving his honorable discharge. After the Marines he entered the Houston Fire Department where he served 35 years before retiring in November, 2003 with the rank of Senior Captain. After retiring from the Fire Department he spent his time building a retirement home on the lake that is a tribute to his hard work. James leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 40 years, Linda Miller; his sons, Kelly James Miller and Allen Roy Miller, his daughter-in-law; Tiffani Miller and granddaughter; Kaila Brooke Miller. He is also survived by his sister, Bonnie Walker, loving in-laws; Roy & Doris Williams and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives. He was loved by everyone who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 17th at 2:00 PM at the Cooperfield Church located at 8350 Highway 6 North. This will be a Fire Department tribute to a loving and caring man. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in James' honor to the following organizations. The Last Alarm Club, 1907 Freeman Street, Houston, TX 77009.
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 John Wesley Mitchell, 53, passed away January 21, 2006. Mr. Mitchell was born in Athens, Ohio September 29, 1952. After graduating with Honors from the National Fire Academy, John served thirty years with the Houston Fire Department and retired in 2005 as District Chief of District 71-B. He was also a Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where he volunteered twenty four years with the Horsepitality Committee. Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ward Mitchell. He is survived by daughter, Kimberly Stiles and husband Chris, son, John Christopher Mitchell and wife Erin, granddaughter, Katelyn Stiles, mother, Margaret Ellen Mitchell, sister, Peggy Riley and husband Herman, brother, Robert Mitchell and wife Rena Ann. John is also survived by the mother of his children, Marsha Mitchell, friend and former mother in law, Rena "Nana" Romoser, and dear friend, Salena Lyons. Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survived John. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday in the Main Chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.


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Eugene Donald Moore (Capt. Don Moore) made it to heaven on April 28, 2012. Don Was born December 28, 1941 in Livingston, Texas as an only child. Don and his family moved to Conroe in 1945, being one of the early "settlers" in the old Humble Camp, before migrating to the original Tanglewood subdivision. He always loved the great outdoors, as evidenced by his being awarded both the Eagle Scout and Sea Boy Scout badges. He attended the Conroe ISD and graduated from Conroe High School in 1961. He attended Sam Houston State University for a short while and then served in the US Air force as an Air Policeman. While working as an iron worker in Houston, he was exposed to his ultimate career, that being a professional firefighter. He consequently joined the Houston Fire Department on March 13, 1968 and after almost 26 years, retired as a Senior Captain on November 4, 1993. After retirement he lived in Freeport/ Surfside for about ten years, where he lived the good life of either hunting, fishing or "Hammocking" on a daily basis. He finally moved back to Conroe and subsequently back to work, gainfully employed until recently at the Gun Emporium Skeet Range. He always loved all types of guns and the shooting sports and became quite adept with a shotgun. Like Mr. Moore Sr., Don was a dedicated Mason. Additionally, he was a thankful member of the First United Methodist Church, the Garden Café Breakfast Club, the Houston Firefighters Retired Officers Association, and a proud Life Member of the National Rifle Association. As a good friend, a hunting and fishing buddy, and mostly as a patriotic American, Capt. Don Moore will be sorely missed. A Memorial service celebrating his life will be held 10:00am Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Conroe.


Eugene E. Morell died peacefully with his family at his side 12-22-2011 after struggling courageously for 10 years with Alzheimers.Gene was born 8-31-1943 in Houston, Texas and lived in the city his entire life.
He loved the Lord, was a loving and faithful husband, incredible and giving father, little brother, father in law, loyal friend, firefighter, pilot, mechanic, hunter, world traveler, steak, potato & chocolate connoisseur, fast car lover and driver, loved country music , Dr Pepper fanatic and an honest and kind man you were blessed to know. He considered himself fortunate to have a career he loved for 37 years as a HFD Firefighter.
Gene is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 47 years, Lynetta. His daughters, Gina Lynn Hickey and husband George, Nicole Lynn Goldman, husband Corey and eagerly awaited granddaughter Samantha Lynn Goldman due Jan, 2012. Brothers, John David and James Morell and many other loved family members. Visitation will be at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home Wednesday, December 28th from 5-8pm and Funeral Services will be Thursday the 29th at 10am in the chapel.



   Steve C. Moreno
Houston Fire Department
Captain Fire Station 22

My Mom & Dad who are missed very much.
Steve C. Moreno 
January 16,1941 ~ March 7,1987
Lillian (Linda) Viator Moreno
January 24,1943 ~ February 6,1/24/1943 ~ 2/06/2009
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Mueller, Otto W. 
Born June 22, 1933 
HFD From
   1956 to 1982 
 Died March 26, 2008 )
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 George W. Mullane, beloved father, grandfather and brother, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2005 at his home in Houston. George was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WW II. He retired from the Houston Fire Department; Station number 19. He is preceded in death by his wife Theresa and Velma Ann. He is survived by children, George W. Mullane and wife Wilma, Joe Mullane and wife Donna, Rita Mullane, Dorothy Mullane and husband Ken, Theresa Mullane, Tommy Mullane and wife Connie; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret and Ruth. Visitation will begin at 5:00p.m. with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at Guadalupe Funeral Home (formerly Earthman) 6330 Gulf freeway. Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at Resurrection Catholic Church, 915 Zoe . Interment with honors from HFD will follow at Forest Park Lawndale cemetery.


Laskar Andrew "Pat" Mullens
May 22, 1924
HFD- From  1953 to  1974 
Died May 7, 2009
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James Hugh  Millican of Houston passed away June 5, 2011. He was born April 24, 1940, in Houston to the late James Daniel and Juanita Millican.
A Houston Fire Department retiree, Jimmy is survived by sons Maurice Duane "Maury", Daniel Scott, and James Brett, brothers Herman and Richard, sister Ruth Ferguson and seven grandchildren. Services will be at Claire Brothers Funeral Home, Houston, at 2 PM Saturday June 11. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston.


 December 8, 1935 - December 19, 2009 To Jack Allen Martin, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, he was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around him, he seemed to be eternally happy, and he willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life he touched. For Jack, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, he could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Jack really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.Jack was born on December 8, 1935 at Herman Hospital in Houston, Tx. His parents were William and Ruby. Jack was raised in Houston, Tx. Even as a child, Jack had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around him. He was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. He couldn't help but capture everyone's attention. He was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, he succeeded in entertaining his entire family. Always a good playmate, Jack was easygoing and fun loving. He managed to lighten the mood wherever he was, even during family squabbles. He seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Jack managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Jack was raised with four siblings. Raymond, William(Bill), Joe, Robert (Bob).
All of Jack's playful good humor carried over into his childhood. He was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed him to be constantly on the go. As a result, Jack experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited him very well. He was a cub scout. In his spare time he liked deer hunt.Ask anyone who knew him from school and they would tell you that Jack was a class "cut-up." He didn't do it to be unkind or to garner all the attention. Rather, Jack simply enjoyed others' laughter and the sounds of his friends and acquaintances having a good time. It could be said that for Jack, grades may not have been the most important thing to him, but he really did enjoy his school experience. Since experience was Jack's best teacher. He enjoyed hands-on learning and applying the "practical" approach to knowledge, rather than getting caught up in "theory." Jack graduated from Reagan High School in 1952. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Jack very easy to approach. On February 13, 1965 Jack exchanged wedding vows with Sheila Ann Smith at Woodland Baptist Church of Houston, Tx. He tried hard not to impose on his spouse. He was always sensitive to other people's feelings, and that was especially true in marriage.Perhaps the reason Jack related so well to children was the fact that he never really completely grew up himself. The ability to be just a "kid at heart" helped him in raising his own children. Jack was blessed with two children, Donna & Cathy. They were also blessed with Three Grandchildren, Chris, Jackie & Samantha. Jack had the ability to focus his attention on the present moment. If he was spending time with the kids, that's where all of his attention was directed. Jack's compassionate side prevented him from being a strict disciplinarian, and he could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. He could spend hours entertaining them with fun and creative play. In fact, Jack had a knack for turning some of those nasty old chores into games. At work, as in life, Jack was a real "people person. " he had a very successful way of dealing effectively with others, and his enthusiasm and energy was often contagious. Jack liked to see himself as something of a virtuoso. When dealing with various projects and problems, Jack was an adaptable realist, using his common sense and trusting his experiences and impulses to uncover the correct answer. Jack's talent for being a down to earth thinker, allowed many around him to see Jack as an excellent problem solver. His primary occupation was Firefighter and police officer. He was employed for 23 yrs Houston Fire Department and 18 years Harris County Constables Dept Pct 4. Jack was an Navy veteran. Jack saw action for Korea. Jack enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. An "arts and crafts" type, Jack liked creating and making things. His favorite pursuits were deer hunting. Jack was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others. Jack felt excited and challenged by sports. Even if he wasn't the best, Jack loved to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the pleasure of being around other people. Jack relished the opportunities where he could make an impact, and he would often push himself to play above his abilities. A quick thinker who understood the basics, Jack never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. Jack was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football. Vested with a deep concern for spiritual development, Jack recognized that his faith was important to him throughout his life. He was a member Northwoods Baptist Church.Living life in the fast lane suited Jack just fine. It is no surprise that he loved to travel and to visit new and different places. He was naturally curious about other parts of the world and loved the real life adventure that came from visiting them. He was impulsive and willing to try anything once. Favorite vacations included San Francisco, visting Aunt Melba and Uncle Earl. Jack was a lover of animals and cherished his pets, enjoying them almost as much as he enjoyed being around other people. One of Jack's favorites was Tarso, German Shephard Dog. They were best friends for 7 yrs.      Jack believed that you had to experience life, and his life in retirement was no different. When that day finally arrived in fire department 1983, constables department 2001, Jack took it in stride as one more way to have fun. His new life involved relocating to Houston, Tx. With his boundless energy and a desire to get the most out of life, Jack remained busy with people and projects. In retirement, he found new pleasure in going to the country in Grapeland, Tx. Even in retirement, Jack continued to stay in touch with his old friends and, since he'd never met a stranger, he made plenty of new acquaintances as well. Jack passed away on December 19, 2009 at Nexus Hospital. Complications with infection. He is survived by his wife Sheila, daughters Donna and Cathy, Grandchildren Chris, Jackie and Samantha, Great grandchildren Javen, Chris and Savannah. Services were held at Calvary Hill Funeral Home Decemer 23, 2009 at 10:00 am. Vistitation Dec 22, 6:00-8:00. Jack was laid to rest in Creek Cemetary, Lovelady, Tx,December 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm. Jack brought joy to all of those around him. He never had a mean bone in his body. He loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. He loved to share his energy, wit, and his zest for all of his activities with his friends and family. Jack Allen Martin lived life to its fullest and made everyone around him happier just for knowing him. He will be remembered with a smile.

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Lawrence Michael Malek, age 68, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. Born in Houston, Texas, he retired from the Houston Fire Department after 31 years of service. He served his country honorably with the Army as a SPEC 4 in Germany. He truly loved his family and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to all. He also enjoyed travelling, his longhorn cattle, and was an excellent griller of Ribs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Lena Malek; sister, Agnes Machacek; and father and mother-in-law, Albert and June Zingelmann. Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Selma Malek; daughters, Sabrina Maddox and husband Marc, and Cynthia Marek; son, Michael Malek; grandchildren, Brennan, Chase, and Ryan Maddox, and Natalie, Caroline, and Travis Marek; brothers, Rudolph Malek, Jr. and wife Margie, Daniel Malek and wife Dianne, James Malek and wife Joan, and David Malek and wife Judy; sisters, Barbara Pellizzari and husband Edo, and Bernadette Pledger; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and a host of friends. Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2015 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2730 Nelwood Dr., Houston, Texas 77038. Rite of Committal will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.



  Donald Ray Myers

Donald Ray Myers was born on December 29, 1948 and passed away October 10, 2016 at the age of 67.
He is preceded in death by his parents, A.C. and Doris and sister Carol Bitz.
Donald is survived by his loving wife, Janice Myers and their two daughters and son-in-laws, Kim and Jason Mowery and Laura and Stephen Willis. Also left to cherish Donald's memory, are his grandchildren, Joey Miller and wife Jacqueline, Hannah Miller, Tyler Willis and Tucker Willis. Donald is remembered by his brother, Mike Myers and his wife Janie and numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory forever.

The family invites you to Immanuel United Church of Christ at 26501 Border St, Spring TX 77373 for a gathering and a meal to celebrate the life of Donald Ray Myers.






Henry Morales Jr., 62, of Houston, Texas passed away suddenly on November 1, 2016. He was born on March 10, 1954 to Henry and Victoria Morales in Houston, Texas. In Henry’s youth he enjoyed surfing. Later in life he kept his passion for the water but focused on fishing. Henry was proud of the fact that he was a Houston Firefighter and just as proud to serve as a Reserve Police Officer in South Houston, Brookside, Bayou Vista and Kemah. When he wasn’t working or fishing his family remembers him spending his free time traveling and sitting in front of his TV enjoying movies. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Victoria and his brother Johnny. Left behind to cherish his memory are his beloved children; Tina Ayala (Hector), Henry Derrick Morales, Nicholas M. Morales (Ariel) and Henry Morales III, his wife; Judy Morales, grandchildren Isabel, Sophia, Victoria, Henry, Jolie, Rose and Julian. Also left behind are his sisters Linda Gonzales and Elva Aguilar, nephews; David Chris Gonzalez, Joe Hernandez, Emanuel Aguilar, his nieces Erica Hernandez, Kimberly Gonzales and Valerie Alberti, as well as numerous great nieces and nephews and countless other family members and friends who adored him. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 5-9PM with a rosary scheduled for 7PM. The funeral service will commence at 10AM on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 with Interment to immediately follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. All Funeral Services will take place in the Chapel of Crespo Funeral Home – Broadway.




On October 16th at 3:07 a.m. JOSE "JOE" S. MENDOZA was called to heaven. He is survived by his wife Amy Ruth "Cookie" Mendoza; parents Samuel and Eloise U. Mendoza; brother Sam Mendoza, sisters Leticia Castillo and Mary Petrosino, brothers Javier and Oscar Mendoza; son Brian J. Mendoza, daughters Jennifer and Ashley Mendoza; step-children Brandy Gutierrez, Jason Gutierrez and Adam Gutierrez and six grandchildren. A celebration of Joe's life will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Main Chapel at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family request a donation in memory of Jose's name to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030.