Vivian,you were such a beautiful soul; God must have needed you.We are all better for having known you!
From Mary Beth Black Dunning on March 6th, 2011
When my daughter was little she liked to hear about my snake encounters when I was growing up (really had just a couple of them). Her favorite story was the one about Vivian and me--we had to be in 5th or 6th grade--coming upon a snake in the woods near her house. It was summer and I think we were barefoot or had on flipflops. The snake was lying across the path and the only thing to do was jump over it so we took a running leap over that teeny-tiny little snake and kept on running. I’m sad I won’t ever be able to have a good laugh about that adventure with Vivian. She was a good friend.
From Mazie Arnold on March 21st, 2011
Viv Earline: I miss you more than words can express. You were the best friend a girl (or woman) could ever hope for. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. You were the epitome of kindness and generosity of spirit and you had the best laugh I've ever heard. Oh, how I miss your laugh!! You had a unique ability to see the humor in life no matter how dire the circumstances and I count myself blessed for the many, many years of friendship and sisterhood that we shared.
Mario Alberto Ballesteros, 63, broke free from a broken body and entered into peaceful rest on Monday, May 30 at 10:10 AM. By his side was wife, Linda Jeffcoat Ballesteros, brother Marty and his wife Teresa Ballesteros.
Mario was born on October 14, 1952 in San Benito, Texas to Manuel and Esther Ballesteros. His early years saw moves to Texas City, Houston and to the last family homestead on Robinson Road, Conroe, Texas.
Mario graduated from Conroe High School, married then entered the US Air Force. While stationed in Nebraska his two sons, Mario Ricardo Ballesteros and Sean Michael Ballesteros were born.
Following his years of service to his country, he completed his accounting degree at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas and later earned his CPA.
How fitting that Mario passed on Memorial Day as it was 18 years ago on Memorial Day that Mario met his “Sweetie”, Linda.One year later, May 5, 1999, they were married in Hawaii and would grow to build a life better than imaginable.
Paula, It it hard to imagine a lifetime without you. You left us far too soon and we miss you.
From Barbara Russell Broussard on April 21st, 2011
Paula was such a beautiful person in every way. I'll never forget sleeping over at her house the night before our first day as fish at CHS. We were both terrified to walk in alone! I have some great memories with her.
Harley Houston Bowman, 60, passed away December 27, 2012 in Blanco, TX. He was born November 17, 1952 in Conroe, TX to Lloyd and Bonita Bowman. Harley graduated from Conroe High School and then graduated from Sam Houston State University with degrees in Sociology and Education. He enlisted and retired from the U.S. Air Force where he received the Purple Heart. Harley enjoyed his career with Smithson Valley High School as a football coach and History teacher as well as his time with Blanco High School where he also coached football and taught History. He was also a Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Harley was proud of his parents and his upbringing which started “dirt poor” but improved greatly when his father started Bowman Butane in Conroe, TX. Harley was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Carl Douglas and Wilheim “Butch” Bowman. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Marilyn Dechert Bowman; son, Hunter Houston Bowman, daughter, Kristen Allie Bowman, and Kimberly Gail Bowman; grandchildren, Mason and Caden; sisters in law, Carolyn Savanich and husband David and Julie Hardin and husband John; mother and father in law, Julia Faye and Wesley Joe Dechert; and nieces and nephews, Dalton, Travis, Tracey, Trevor, and Tyler. Harley is also survived by other relatives and many dear friends. A memorial service honoring Harley’s life will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday January 2, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Blanco.
Harley was cool,always smiling,I lived 3 doors dn from him n sunset ridge, he had a 55 chevy but u always new when he was in his moms buick(gran sport) because ud ither hear the burnout he was doing or u would see the 150 foot rubber marks on the street going out of the neighborhood when coming hme.To all the fun we had back then Harley--God Speed to You! Bob Mikell (Richard Petty Driving Experience #43, Charlotte,Nc
From Terry Foley on June 1st, 2015
I remember Harley after High School during the time he was in the Air Force-- I played Bass guitar for Harleyand enjoyed every bit of time i had with him, Harley , if you read this I ave been looking for you for many years--i'm not a face book guy so i hve been calling opertors.. Hope your still alive and peace to you and yours
Mike, I was always happy to see you, your sense of humor brightened up my days! Your intelligence and philosophical conversation was inspiring, and I have thought of you many times over the years. I was looking forward to seeing you, and wonder what happened to end your life way too early...I hope you had a great life!
William (Bill) Bernard Kahn, of Conroe, Texas, passed away on June 13, 2016, at the age of 62. He was born on July 9, 1953, to Melba and Bernard Kahn, in Conroe, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved son, Zachary (Zak) Alan Kahn. Also predeased by his father-in-law, Lawrence Schilhab. Bill's grandparents were the late William Foster and Virginia A. Newton. He is survived by the love of his life and best friend, his wife of 43 years, Nancy Schilhab Kahn, and their two children; Justin Lee Kahn of Houston, and Hailey Kahn Maruna and husband Dean of Dallas. He also leaves behind his three cherished grandchildren (who affectionately called him "B"); Payton Anna, Preston Field, and Parker Zachary Kahn, all of Schulenburg, Texas. Bill is also survived by his sister, Virginia Ann Kahn Coogler and husband Keith of Conroe, and their daughters Chelsea and Heidi, as well as his mother-in-law, Virginia Schilhab of Conroe. He also enjoyed the love and friendships of a host of brothers and sisters through marriage, and their extended families.
Bill was a lifelong resident of Conroe and graduated from Conroe High School in 1971. He went on to pursue a BBA from Sam Houston State University. He married Nancy on June 9, 1973, and placed her at the center of his life from that day forward. Through 43 years of marriage, Bill adored, honored and cherish his Nancy.
Pallbearers for Bill's Celebration of Life are: Robbie Schilhab, Gary Mack, Chuck Morrison, Seth Gibson, Robert Hancock, Gary Wellborn, Don Kennedy, and Bill Loving. Honorary pallbearers are: Justin Kahn, Preston Kahn, Parker Kahn, Dean Maruna, Larry Schilhab, Michael Schilhab, and Patrick Schilhab.
Lewis Alton Mize, was born December 13, 1950, in Conroe, Texas, and passed away on April 28, 2015 in Manhattan, Kansas. The memorial service will be held Saturday July 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Mims Memorial Baptist Church.
Mark graduated from Conroe High School in 1971. He began his deep water oil drilling career in 1975 in Bangkok,Thailand. His motto "Get Up-Dress Up-Show Up" stood the test of time with Mark employed 38 years by industry giants Sonat Offshore Drilling Inc., Transocean, TODCO, Maersk, Scorpion Offshore and Seadrill. He traveled the world during his career loving the people, challenges and adventures he encountered.
Mark's Life Celebration will be held Saturday June 28 11:00 am - 2pm at Four Season's Hotel in downtown Houston. The family is kindly requesting attendees to wear colorful attire. Those needing hotel accommodations may call Four Seasons Houston reservations at 1-800-734-4114 and simply request "Nystrom Memorial" room rates.
Published in Houston Chronicle on June 16, 2014
Glenn William Richard passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Glenn was born on May 3, 1953 in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. He was the 2 nd son of William E. Richard and Johanna Richard, who precedes him in death. Glenn married Polly Anne "Rachel" Gray Richard on November 26, 1979. They were married for 37 years. Glenn is survived by his loving wife Polly Anne "Rachel" Richard, sons, Joseph Gray Runnels and wife Jennifer, Michael Davis and wife Alyson, Jim Davis and wife Jessica; Paul Richard, brothers, Michael Richard and wife Beverly; Dr. Jonathan Richard and wife Leslie, nephews, Russell Roan and wife Lisa; Randy Roan and wife Lisa, 6 grandsons, 2 granddaughters and special friends, Bill and Terri Coleman. Numerous other relatives and a host of friends also survive. Glenn worked for Exxon Mobile for 32 years. Memorial services will be held Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 3:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Weaver officiating. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to SPCA charity in Glenn's honor.
Ransome Clyde Russell
65, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 9, 2017. Ransome was a fun-loving man who enjoyed pulling pranks, spending time in the outdoors and being a cowboy at heart. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Margie; his children, Alicia Johnson and Kyle Russell; his step-daughters, Mary Miller, Vicky Haley Newman, Lee Ann Barnes, and Lisa Gutierrez; his sisters, Marilyn Matherne, Marcia Reagan, Billie Getzelman, and Carol Bloomfield; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Natalie and his siblings, Jack Austin, Peggy Dudley, and Vickie Walker Long. Visitation will be Monday, October 16, 2017 from 4:30pm until the time of service at 6:30pm at Family Funeral Care. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indianapolis Veteran's Administration. A message of condolence may be left at www.familyfuneralcareindy.com
Johnny Ray Shumway March 16, 1952 - September 13, 2017
Johnny Ray Shumway, 65, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on September 13, 2017 in Joaquin. He was born on March 16, 1952 in Houston, Texas to Emmitt Johnny Shumway and Francis Louise Pate Shumway. A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Johnny grew up in Conroe, Texas where he graduated from Conroe High School. After graduation, he moved to Florida where he remained for over twenty years working as a truck driver. Later, he moved back to Joaquin to be closer to family and friends in the area. Johnny’s favorite thing of all was spending time with his son. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. He also treasured the moments spent with his family.
Johnny is survived by his son, Johnny Ray Shumway, Jr. of Joaquin and his brother, Guy Shumway and wife, Debbie of Joaquin.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmitt Johnny Shumway and Francis Pate Shumway; brother, Lionel Shumway; and sisters LaQuida Shumway and Belinda Day.
In Memory of Robin Williamson July 30, 1953 June 11, 2015 Robin Williamson passed away June 11, 2015 in The Woodlands, TX. She was born July 30, 1953 in Conroe, TX to Charles Lee Williamson Jr. and Courtney Carter. Robin graduated from Sam Houston State University and began teaching for Conroe Independent School District where she retired. She is survived by daughters, Brittnay Lee Weikel, Jessica Courtenay Woods, grandchildren, Tristan Lee Woods, Samantha Grace Woods and Gavin Michael Woods and brother, Charles Williamson and wife Jill. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 3:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at cashnerconroe.com