Matagorda County Obituaries
HOUSTON - Brian
Jackson, 32, of Houston, formerly Palacios, passed away May 21,
2011. He was born Nov. 28, 1978 in Houston to Shan Jackson and
Cynthia Tanner Quinn. Brian was a core analyst for Corelab
Industries and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Brian is survived by his wife, Julie Jackson of Houston; daughter,
Madeline Jackson of Houston; father, Shan Jackson and wife, Linda,
of Palacios; mother, Cynthia Quinn and husband, David, of Port
Lavaca; grandmother, Maurine Jackson of Port Lavaca; sister, Casey
Malone and husband, Ben, of Blessing; brother, Bo Jackson of Port
Lavaca; and nephews, Jacob and Caleb Malone of Blessing.
Brian was preceded in death by his brother, Andy Jackson; and his
grandparents, Woodie Jackson and Travis and Ethel Tanner.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May
25, 2011, at the Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home in Port Lavaca.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at
the Port Lavaca Church of Christ, with Mr. Wayne DeDear officiating.
Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Port Lavaca Church of Christ
at P.O. Box 235, Port Lavaca, TX 77979.
Victoria Advocate on May 25, 2011
MARKHAM - Doris "Dot" E. Shumaker Jackson was born January 4, 1922
in Oklahoma City, OK to the late James F. Huskey and Mary Ethel
Easley Huskey. Dot departed this world April 2, 2011. She was a
loving wife and mother, a devoted Christian and a member of First
Baptist Church in Markham.
Survivors include husband Claude Monard Jackson; children Samuel Ray
Jackson of Richmond, Timothy E. Jackson (Terry) of Markham, Denise
Jackson Peters of Needville, Terry Lou (Robert) Shumaker Mikeska of
Virginia Beach, VA, Cherri Shumaker Myska of Rosenberg, David E.
(Helen) Shumaker of College Station, M. Jay Shumaker of Rosenberg
and Kent Allen (Terry) Shumaker of Montgomery, TX; sister Kathryn
(Si) Grider of Arthur City, TX; fourteen grandchildren, fifteen
great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Preceded in death by her first husband Captain David M. Shumaker,
sister Velora Deason and brother Eugene Huskey.
Funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the First
Baptist Church in Markham. Graveside services will be 2:30 PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San
Antonio, TX. Memorials may be made to the
American Heart Association or the charity of your choice. Online
condolences may be shared with the family by visiting
www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral
Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.
Published in Victoria Advocate on April 5, 2011
Funeral services for
Margaret Jackson, 88, of Bay
City, will be held at 11
a.m. Saturday, December 17,
2011, at Jesus Freewill holy
Temple, Bay City, where
Bishop Michael Hurst is
pastor, and the Rev. L. V.
Harvey, eulogist. Burial
will follow at Eastview
Visitation and guest book
register will be from 2
until 8 p.m. Friday at the
funeral home chapel.
She was born in Center,
Texas, January 1, 1923, to
Enoch Casey, Sr. and Lucy
Johnson Casey and passed
away December 9, 2011 in Bay
Survivors include: two
daughters, Margie Dale and
Rebecca James and one son
Richard Jackson, Jr., all of
Bay City. Also two sisters,
Hazel Johnson of Bay City
and Nettie Garner of Center
and one brother, Preston
Casey of Bay City; also a
host of grandchildren, great
nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Condolences may be shared
with the family online at Duncanemail@example.com
or by fax, 979-245-1537.
Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home,
Bay City, Texas
Bay City Tribune,
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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VAN VLECK - Linda Jahnsen, 57, of
Van Vleck, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003.
She was born Oct. 23, 1945, in McEwen, Tenn., to the late Hubert
Alvie and Jesse Alvera Fuqua Wallace.
Survivors: husband, Bill Jahnsen; daughters, Nicole Cothron of
West Columbia, Margery Kullo of Houston and Renea Jahnsen of
Corpus Christi; sons, David Stacy Breaux of Baltimore, Md.,
William Jahnsen of Norfolk, Va. and Jason Jahnsen of St. Ives,
England; sisters, Norma Cornwell of Hendersonville, Tenn., Lexie
Burfield of Cedar Hill, Tenn. and Marilyn Cook of Columbia,
Tenn.; brothers, Ralph Wallace of Lawton, Okla., Hudson Wallace
of Nashville, Tenn., Dennis Wallace of hitehouse, Tenn., Archie
Wallace of Hendersonville, Tenn. and Douglas Wallace of
Bruceton, Tenn.; and 10 grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: parents.
Family visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros.
Funeral Home chapel.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel.
Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Taylor Bros.
Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.
The Victoria Advocate, February 3 or 4, 2003
JERRY PAUL JAMES, SR.
CLUTE - Funeral Services for Jerry Paul James, Sr., 64,
of Clute, Texas will be Saturday, January 21, 2012,
11:00 a.m., at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Van
Vleck, Texas, Pastor Ruben Newell, officiating.
will follow immediately after services at St. Mark
Cemetery in Bell Bottom, Texas.
arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary
Published in Victoria Advocate on
January 21, 2012
Otto H. Janssen Jr.
(March 23, 1927 - December 20, 2011)
|Otto H. Janssen Jr., 84,
of Bay City died peacefully at home after almost a year
of failing health on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. He was
born March 23,1927 in Bonus, Wharton County Texas to the
late Otto H. Janssen Sr. & Paula Krueger Janssen. Otto
was a long time resident of Matagorda County, and owned
& operated many businesses in the years he had lived.
He is survived by his
wife: Gail Crocker Janssen; son: Otto H. (Rocky) Janssen
III; 2 sisters-in-law: Laura Harvey Janssen and Ellen
Crocker Lewis; nieces & nephews: Paula Janssen Hendrick,
Claude & Linda Janssen Hudson, Simon & Sandra Janssen
Zalman, Mike & Karen Janssen Talasek, Charles & Gail
Janssen Bass, David Janssen, Lynn Robinson Wood, Brent &
Laura Robinson Woychesin, Sidney Ellen Lewis, and Jim &
Melissa Lewis Mathis; and associates & extended family:
Ernest & Betty Schluter, Carl & Carolyn Schluter,
Haskell Simon, Russell & Peggy Cram, Earl Leeton, Thomas
& Betty Orsak, Beverly & Devon Creager, Lee & Caroline
Vaughan, James M. & Judy Allen, Terrence & Emma Allen,
Richard & Nancy Knapik, John & Jennifer Runnells III, G.
W. Franzen & Ida Mae Franzen, Mark & Ellen Dodd, Mike & Marilyn Barta, Sam & Gloria Trevino, Margie Dale, Bill & Sarah
Hilton, Lula Hinton, C. V. & Mary McKelvy, Ernie &
Gracie Cantu, George & Pam Morte, Elaine Cox, George &
Mary Anna Deshotels, Billy & Debbie Johnson, and Gene &
The family will receive
visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, December 22,
2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A funeral service
will be held 2:00 PM Friday, December 23, 2011 at Taylor
Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hawley
Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be: Larry Avants,
Charles Bass, Russell Cram, Matthew Dodd, Travis Dodd,
Cary Orsak, Paul Sliva, and Jim Walters. Honorary
Pallbearers will be: Haskell L. Simon, John Runnells
III, Tommy Orsak, G. W. Franzen, Lee Vaughan, James M.
Allen, Richard Knapik, Billy Mann, Devon Creager, and
Earl Leeton. Donations may be made to Shriners Hospital,
815 Market St., Galveston, TX 77550; 100 Club Inc., 1233
West Loop # 1250, Houston, TX 77027; or P. H. Parker VFW
Post 2438, P. O. Box 269, Bay City, TX 77404-0269.
The family would like to
extend their heartfelt thanks to Suzy Thompson, the Bay
City Police Department, Chief Barker and Susanne
Sullivan; EMS; Dr. Joseph N. Cannon and his staff, Dr.
Andrew M. Sher and the staff and nurses of Matagorda
Regional Medical Center, Dr. David Ott, Dr. Kapur, Dr.
Antoine Younis, and the staff and nurses of St. Luke’s
Medical Center; and care nurses: Ernestine Sardinea,
Niecy Roberts, Olivia Green, Edna Hadden, Rebecca
Martin, Melba Edison, Courtney Roberts, and others.
Carlos Jaramillo, 40, of Bay City, died March 29, 2001 at Gulf Coast
Medical Center in Wharton. He was born on December 4, 1960 in Alice,
Texas to Oscar and Lorrine Garcia Jaramillo, Sr. Carlos was a member
of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, a lifelong resident of Bay
City and a machine operator for Jim's Manufacturing in Wharton.
Survivors include: wife, Janie Garza Jaramillo of Bay City; parents,
Oscar and Lorrine Jaramillo, Sr. of Bay City; daughters, Melissa Ann
and Sara Beth Jaramillo of Bay City; a son, Carlos Jaramillo, Jr. of
Bay City; sisters, Sylvia Jaramillo of Angleton and Virginia Cruz of
El Campo; brothers, Oscar Jr., Hector, Joe, Noe, and David Jaramillo
all of Bay City and Leroy Jaramillo of Brazoria.
Rosary will be 6 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001 at Taylor Bros. Funeral
Home and the Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of
Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Edward Boren officiating.
Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be
Anselmo Garza, David Jaramillo, Jr., Rafael Garza, III, Gilbert
Garza, Moses Garcia and Marcus Gonzales.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune,
Sunday, April, 01, 2001
Mildred Cunningham Jarvis, 85, went home to be with her Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 after a short illness.
She is survived by her sister, Janice Harvey; sons, Robert and
Charles; daughter, Robin Mokry; grandchildren, Michelle Mokry
Bakewell and Matthew Mokry; and great-granddaughter, Liesel Mokry.
Mildred grew up in Palacios, where she loved dancing with the
soldiers at the USO. She then joined the Corps of Nurses at the end
of WWII. While she was working as a registered nurse at a hospital
in Wharton, she was introduced to William Jarvis, a pastoral student
working as a teacher in Kingsville, who was not given to dancing.
They soon married and served the Lord together at Presbyterian Pan
American School in Kingsville and several church communities in
northeast and south Texas. After pastoring the First Presbyterian
Churches in Falfurrias and Premont for 15 years, her husband retired
from the ministry, and they moved to Victoria, where Mildred
continued to work at Devereux Foundation until her retirement. She
was a volunteer at Citizens Hospital in Victoria until she moved to
Memphis for a time with her daughter and participated in the
marriages of her grandchildren and the birth of her great
granddaughter. Recently she and her son, Charles, moved back to
Mildred loved her God, family, nursing career and music. She loved
working at the church as an officer and with the women of the church
and participating in the church voice and bell choirs. She will be
greatly missed by her family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 9, 2011 from 6 to 8
p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 10 a.m.
at Memory Gardens Cemetery. The memorial service will follow at 11
a.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dan Fultz officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church Memorial
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at
Victoria Advocate on May 8, 2011
Funeral services for O. D. Jefferson,
60, of Houston, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2011, at
New Jerusalem Baptist Church, in Freeport, Texas, Dr. Sandy White,
Burial will follow immediately after
services at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City, Texas.
Viewing will from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday,
November 11, 2011 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Final arrangements are entrusted with
Green’s Mortuary 979-245-3489.
Condolences may be sent to
Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, November 9,
Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
LaVerne Jennings-Byars, 93, passed away April 1, 2011 at her home in
New Caney, Tx. with her family by her side following a stroke
She was born April 11, 1917, in Pearl, Tx. to Johnny Dumas and wife
Mrs. Byars spent much of her time outdoors with her plants and
flowers.Her interests included family, pets, gardening, sewing and
She is survived by a brother, Johnny Dumas and wife Virginia,
sister-in-law Margaret Dumas; sons Willard Jennings and wife Tina,
and Chuck Jennings; daughters Peggy Barker and husband Bobby, and
Karen Walleck; son-in-law John Jones; several nieces, nephews, many
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren;
and also by many friends including Millie Hartman of Palacios.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Ed Dumas and Dalton Dumas;
sister Cleda Lewis; and daughter Sherry Jones.
Flora Bell (FLO) Jesse, 74, a resident of Bay City, passed away at
Baptist Memorial August 11. Survivors include: 4 sisters, Mrs.
Hattie Taylor and Mrs. Clota McDoniel of San Saba,Texas, Mrs. Mattie
Edwards of San Antonio and Mrs. Irene Moore of Dickinson; 2 nieces
and 7 nephews. Mrs. Jesse was a retired registered nurse, a member
of the First Pentecostal Church, and had lived in Bay City for 24
years. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13, at the First
Pentecostal Church in Bay City with Rev. M. L. Cole and Rev. H. D.
Fleetwood officiating. Interment was at Cedarvale cemetery .
Pallbearers were: B. C. McDoniel, James Owen, Bob Owen, Gene Owen,
Leland Yarbrough, and Wade Ashcraft. Honorary pallbearers were: Roy
Owen, Dr. Charles Shoultz, Dr. Mark Poole, Dr. James Cowart, J.W.
Ingram, George Callaway, Fred Hobbensiefken, Wyatt Ashcraft, Ernest
Cotton, Ashley Etie, and board members of First Pentecostal Church
J. W. Starks, G. A. Smith and E. H. Sherry. Taylor Brothers Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Tribune,
August 12, 1972
BAY CITY - Helen Holmes Johnson, 95, of Bay City, will be Saturday,
Jan. 15, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Tyree Chapel AME Church with Elder
Coulter. Burial will follow immediately after the services at
Paradise Cemetery in Brazoria.
Viewing will be Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, from 4-8 p.m. in the chapel.
Final arrangements are entrusted with Green's Mortuary,
Published in Victoria Advocate on January 13, 2011
Nellie Jane Johnson, 75, of Bay City died June 26, 2002 at Matagorda
General Hospital in Bay City. She was born February 25, 1927 in
Crockett, TX to the late Julius and Mattie Rhoden Ratcliff. Mrs
Johnson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints and a resident of Bay City for the past 25 years.
Survivors include: two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Atkinson of
Conroe and Judy and Mike Burrow of Portland, TX; son and
daughter-in-law, Larry and Diane McCarty of Bay City; seven
grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Johnson; sisters,
Pauline Riley, Pearl Haufecker and Nettie Ratcliff; and brothers,
Lester and Willie Ratcliff.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002 at Taylor
Bros. Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. Joe Cannon. Interment followed
at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002JN30
The Bay City Tribune,
Sunday, June 30, 2002
Services will be held for Mrs. Roxie Bell Johnson, 91, of Bay City,
2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church.
Officiating at the services will be Dr. W. D. Baker of the First
Johnson died June 27, 1982 at Matagorda General Hospital.
Survivors include sons, Ramon and Earl Johnson of Bay City; Mac
Johnson of Houston; daughter, Allie Mae Lane of Bay City; brother,
Oscar Neel of Austin; daughters-in-law, Myrtle Johnson and Wynelle
Johnson of Bay City, Addie Lou Johnson of Houston; 12 grandchildren,
26 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Johnson was a resident of Bay City for 64 years and a member of the
First Baptist Church.
Burial will follow services at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Charles Stone, Kyle Johnson,
Carl Johnson, Robert Johnson, Phillip Johnson and Alvin "Smitty"
Services under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral
THE DAILY TRIBUNE,
Monday, June 28, 1982
Curtis Jones departed this life February 22, 2011.
He leaves to cherish his memories: one stepson; three sisters,
Dorothy Dykes, Carol Taylor, Katie Griffin; a host of nieces and
nephews; family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. March 3 at Eddie Roberts
Funeral Home 2500 Ave C.
Services will be held at Jesus Freewill Holy Temple Church at 11
a.m. on March 4, 2420 Ave C, Bay City, Texas 77414.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
James Johnson “Jimmy” Jones
Sept. 13, 1960 – Oct. 20, 2011
James Johnson “Jimmy” Jones was born,
Tuesday, September 13, 1960 in Bay City, Texas and died Thursday,
October 20, 2011, at his home in Angleton with his family by his
side, at the age of 51 years, 1 month and 7 days.
Jimmy married Shirley Yates on August
29, 1980 at the First Baptist Church in Van Vleck, Texas.
He was a member of Life Foursquare
Church in Angleton where he volunteered in kitchen ministry. He was
a hunter and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed those outdoor activities
with his best friends, Robin Stanley, Steve Schultz and Steve Sartin.
He was a baseball coach with the Lake Jackson Little League program.
Jimmy worked for BASF for 23 years, where he won many awards and
served on various committees.
The family would like to thank BASF for
the blood and platelets donations.
Jimmy had requested that his memorial
service be a fun, uplifting, celebration of his life. He asked that
no black be worn.
Jimmy is preceded in death by: his
grandparents, Alfred and Norene Nelson, who had lived in Bay City,
Texas and Roy and Lilly Lee Jones, who had lived in Barksdale,
He is survived by: his wife, Shirley
Jones of Angleton, Texas; son, Chase Jones and his fiancé Frances
and their daughter, Lilly of Lake Jackson, Texas; daughter, Whitney
Jones of Angleton, Texas; father, Donald Jones of Van Vleck, Texas;
mother; Nickey Jones of Van Vleck, Texas; sisters, Kay Lynn Brewer
of Longview, Texas, Joni Maley of Conroe, Texas, Cathy Fry of Van
Vleck, Texas and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial and Celebration of Life
service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 24, 2011 at the Life
Foursquare Church in Angleton, Texas with Cere Muscarella
The family has requested that memorial
contributions in Memory of Jimmy be made to the Life Foursquare
Church, 501 Karankawa, Angleton, Texas 77515 of the M. D. Anderson
Online condolences may be left for the
family at www.restwoodfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of
Restwood Funeral Home, Clute, Texas, 297-2121.
Bay City Tribune, October 30,
Opal Jean Jones
- Opal Jean Jones, 89, passed away peacefully on
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. She was born Aug. 9, 1922 to
Joseph & Mollie Sims in Austin, AK. Opal worked for 25
years for Franklin Electric in Jacksonville, AR. After
the death of her husband Willie "Bill" Jones in 1983 she
moved to Bay City to be near her children. Opal loved
her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She
also loved to garden & spend time with her flowers.
He is survived by his daughter, Dee Stone & husband Don
of Bay City; sons: Johnny Jones & wife, Vickie of Bay
City and Terry Jones of Beaumont; grandchildren: Tami
Stone Bolton & husband, Les, Chance Stone & wife ,Erin,
Donna Herring & husband, Rick & Tess Jones; great
grandchildren Katelyn Stone, Stone Bolton, Marin Bolton,
Sarah Herring & Michael Herring, a number of nieces and
nephews and her caregiver Linda Harris.
She was preceded in death by sons Joey J. Jones & Billy
Charles Jones; brothers Curry & Henry Sims; sisters:
Blanche Haynes & Viola Rae and half-sister Sallie
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time
Friday, October 7, at the funeral home. Funeral service
will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at Taylor Bros.
Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Ashcraft officiating.
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9,
2011 at the Old Austin Cemetery in Ward, AK.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by
www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with
Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, TX. 979-245-4613.
Published in Victoria Advocate on October 6, 2011
PALACIOS - Pamela Kay Fancher Jones, 53, of Palacios, formerly of
Lago Vista, passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. She was born Aug. 5,
1957, in Leesville, La., to the late John Edward Fancher and Geneva
Darlene Eddleman Fancher.
She is survived by her husband, Calvin Lee Hill of Palacios; son,
John Fancher of Houston; and sister, Johnie Strother of Cameron, La.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at
Travis Oaks Baptist Church in Lago Vista.
Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca,
Published in Victoria Advocate on January 28, 2011
Funeral services for Jesus Juarez, 52, of Needville, Texas, will be
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Green's Mortuary, 2702 Ave. C
in Bay City with Rev. David Allen and Jesse Quintania officiating.
Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, from noon until 9 p.m.
Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Green's Mortuary.
Jesus Juarez was born to the union of Jose Juarez, Sr. and Angelita
Gutierrez Juarez on Nov. 15, 1948 in Bay City.
He passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Polly Ryan Memorial Hospital
He is survived by two sons: Pete Ray Juarez and Rolando Juarez of
Houston; one grand-daughter, Candance Juarez, of El Campo; a close
friend, Eva Lara of Needville; five brothers, Edward Juarez of Bay
City, TX., Brijido Juarez of Wadsworth, Jose "Pepe" Juarez, Sr.,
Fernando "Duke" Juarez and Benito Juarez of Tampa, Fla.; three
sisters, Rosie J. Quintania of Bay City, Olivia J. Cervantes of Van
Vleck, and Guadalupe J. Ortiz of Hereford, Texas.
He is preceded in death by both parents; Jose and Angeleita
Gutierrez Juarez, Sr.; two brothers, Felix G. Juarez and Gregoria G.
Juarez; and one sister, Eugenia G. Villareal.
Funeral arrangements are with Green's Mortuary in Bay City.
THE DAILY TRIBUNE,
Tuesday, September 4, 2001
Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby