Bonnie Sue Pawlawski Baranowski, 53, born July 16, 1963, died March 10. She is survived by her husband, William Baranowski, and sisters Rose and Dorothy Impelmance. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 16, from 5-8 p.m. at Heights Funeral Home, with the Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held the following morning at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
Ralph Walter Clay, 73, born Feb. 28, 1944, died March 9. He courageously battled complications from a stroke for over a year after a heart procedure in 2015. Clay attended the University of Houston Central Campus. He also served in the United States Army Reserves. He was employed at Hahn and Clay from a teenager until he left the company as president in 1994. He continued working as a Residential Property Manager until 2016. Clay Clay is survived by his adoring and devoted wife of 49 years, Flo; sons Christopher and Gregory; daughter Ginger DeVor; brothers Richard, Michael, David, Donald, and Tom; sisters MaryLouise, Rosanne, and Diane. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church by visiting www.stambrosehouston.org.
Mary Maxine Collins, 88, born Nov. 25, 1928 in Poteau, Okla., died March 6. She is survived by her sister, Wanda McCoy.
Sharon K. Messa, 66, born Oct. 19, 1950, died March 13.
Myrtle Louise Morton, 81, born Sept. 23, 1935, died March 6. She was a native Houstonian who grew up in The Heights, graduated from Reagan High School, and was an active member of West End Baptist Church and Young Women’s Christian Association. Morton is survived by her daughter Wendy Morton Brasher, sister Nela Harvey, and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen-Houston, 602 Sawyer, Ste. 201, Houston 77007.
Mary Lee Thompson Walker, 91, born May 6, 1925 in Rockdale, Texas, died March 8. She was employed at the American Can Company and Koenig Iron Works. Her creativity and knowledge of flowers led her to become the Flower Committee Chairperson at Lazybrook Baptist Church from 1960-1990. Walker volunteered for 7 ½ years at Memorial Greater Heights Hospital. In 2001, she met Jack Raymond Walker and after a year they married on March 2, 2002. They had 10 years together before Jack passed in 2012. She is survived by her son Lance, her step-children Carol, Debbie and Martin, 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.