Obituaries 12/27

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Gloria Jean Bowling, 69, died Dec. 15. Gloria was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on May 19, 1943, to Ralph and Shirley Davis and was one of two daughters. She attended the University of Texas, Austin, and later worked 17 years for the City of Houston. Gloria retired from the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office in March 2011 after 22 years of service. She is preceded in death by her father, Ralph E. Davis and survived by her daughter, Kimberly Lynn Bowling of Houston; her mother, Shirley Davis of Atlanta, Georgia; her sister, Valerie Merijanian and her husband Ashot also of Atlanta, Georgia, two nieces and a nephew.

Richard Edward Collins, 43, died Dec. 5. He was preceded in death by his aunt, Eileen Westbrook and is survived by his mother, Phyllis Collins; grandmother, Catherine Taake; aunts and uncles, Linda and Eddie Dunlap and Leon and Pat Taake; special “aunt,” Lynn Bryant; and numerous cousins. He touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed.

Charles E. “Sonny” Fridye, 80, died Dec. 13. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lena I. Fridye; daughter Nancy Hunt and husband Jack; grandchildren Brian Hunt and wife Karen and Natalie Bullock and husband Mike; great grandson Drew Bullock; sisters Martha Simon and husband Dallas and Angie McClain; brothers-in-law Bill Collins and wife Beth and Charles Collins and wife Sharon; special sister-in-law Inez Lenox; several nieces and nephews including Angie Hughes and Valarie Rodriguez and great nephew Jack Hughes.

Marjorie Mae Hartman, 78, died Dec. 17, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Cuero, Texas, in 1934 to Caesar and Emma Adickes. She and her husband traveled abroad, then settled in Houston, where she began a career in floral design. Survived by her husband of 59 years, Maj. Lee R. Hartman, Jr. (USAF Ret.); seven children: Barbara and Jerry Thompson; Annette and Peter Chiste; Carol and Floyd Ward; Donna and Kenneth Kimich; Teresa Harris; Patricia and Glenn Robinson; Michael and Paula Hartman; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Melvin and Evelyn Adickes of Conroe; and other family and friends.

Robert A. Jaimes, 91, died Dec. 13. For service information, please contact Heights Funeral Home. A complete obituary can be found at

Wallace Junior Krolczyk, age 65, of New Waverly, Texas, died Dec. 17. He was born Aug. 2, 1947, in Houston, Texas to Wallace Victor and Mary (Wozniak) Krolczyk. Wallace is survived by wife Doris Hyman; daughters Shelly (Vincent), Christi (Darron), Valerie, and Jacky; grandchildren Victoria, Shelby and Jenna Orsak, Dylan and Derek Rocka, Shea Morris; step-granddaughter Christine Ruffin; brothers Henry, Ernest (Carol), Harry (Pat), and Raymond (Laura); sisters Beatrice (Bernard) Pavlock, Mary (Mike) Zawacki, and Julia Krolczyk. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Wallace is preceded in death by parents Wallace and Mary; twin brother William; brother Joe Johnny; sisters-in-law Betty, Jeannie, and Carolyn Krolczyk; and best friend Zane Ruffin.

Georgia Lee Luckett, 91, died Dec. 11.

Sue Marshall, 88, died Dec. 13. She is preceded in death by her daughter Bonnie Marshall Patton. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Henry Marshall; son Kenneth L. Marshall and his wife Helen; son-in-law Bill Patton; grandchildren Brad Patton, Brian Patton, Wesley Marshall and Matthew Marshall and six great grandchildren.

Ruth Jobling Reagan, 83, of Houston, died Dec. 19. She was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Houston, Texas to Clifford Lovell and Julia Elizabeth Holmes Jobling. Ruth is survived by husband Bill Reagan; daughter Dianne Binford and husband Bill; grandchildren Ginna, Sharon, and Lydia Binford; cousin Joyce Ladig; nephews Clifford (Charlene) Chatham, Clay (Teri) Carwile, Charles Phifer, Kirk (Christin) Phifer, David Chatham and wife, Clifford Chatham; nieces Donna (Gary) Weber, Dixie Carwile, Kim (Mark) Middleton, Kelly (Jimmy) Coomes, Melanie (John) Miller, Rachael (James) Moore, Debbie (Jerry) Staton, Elizabeth (Rob) Meyers, Claudette (Jeff) Fizer, Amy (Chuck) Cature, Colleen (Scott) Broussard; sisters-in-law Jean Carwile, Rebecca (Charles) Middleton, Joyce (Clyde) Bell; brother-in-law Dwight (Lila) Reagan; and numerous other family members. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Julia; daughter, Nancy K. Reagan; sisters Garland Chatham, Doris Stewart, Norma Jean Batson; brothers-in-law Melvin Chatham, Jim Batson, Don Carwile; father-in-law and mother-in-law Alex and Nellie Reagan. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Oak Forest Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

Marian D. Schneider, 96, died Dec. 14. She was born April 22, 1916, in Hubbard, Texas to the late Archie and Rosa Bailey Kirkland. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Louis E. Schneider; sister Cassie Kirkland Ludtke and brother Woodrow Kirkland. She is survived by her daughters Carolyn Sears and husband Robert and Diane Schneider; grandsons Kyle Sears and wife Debra and Craig Sears; great grandchildren Rebecca, Hannah, and Jeremy Sears; special cousin Rev. Milton Bailey and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a long time resident of the Heights area and graduated from Reagan High School. She had been a longtime member of Baptist Temple and First Baptist Church Tomball. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at The Hampton at Spring Shadows, special angel Susie Nations, R.N., Chaplain Mary Lewis and Dr. Manish Parikh for their loving, compassionate care.

Leta Belle Wadde, 69, died Dec. 11. Services were held at Yale Street Baptist Church.

Johnelle West “Mother West”, died Dec. 16.

LaMerl Young, 86, of Houston, died Dec. 11. She was born April 14, 1926 in Center, Texas to James and Josephine Green. LaMerl is preceded in death by her loving husband of 30 years, Edwin Young. LaMerl is survived by two loving daughters, Debbie Miller, and Carol Metze; two sisters, Martha Eubanks, and Alma Green; two grandchildren, Eric Metze, and Jennifer Metze; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends. A memorial celebration of life was held at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church..

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