Roberta E. Carberry, 100, born June 5, 1916, died April 29. Many of her family and friends knew her fondly as “Birdie.” Carberry pursued a career in civil service – working various government related posts during the war, eventually serving many years with the Social Security administration, and Harris County. For decades, she was an active member of the Eastern Star organization. Survivors include her two grandsons, James and John Carberry, and five great-grandchildren.
Hubert Leland Smith Jr., 79, born March 5, 1938 in San Francisco, died May 3. Smith earned a bachelor of science degree from Baylor University in 1959. He furthered his education at the University of Michigan Medical School, receiving his doctor of medicine in 1964. He joined the US Air Force as a General Medical Officer and served his country from 1965-1967. Smith served as an active staff member with the Memorial Hospital System and as a team physician for S.P. Waltrip High School and Scarborough High School. He is survived by his loving wife of two years, Suzanne; son Clovis Newby, daughter Patricia Newby, sister Barbara Permenter, two grandchildren and and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice.
Ruby Ann Crouse Thiessen, 92, born Oct. 6, 1924, died May 3. Thiessen married James “Jim” Edwin Thiessen and would have celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary in October. She was employed and retired from Tex Tube. She was executive secretary to the owner of Tex Tube Division as well as Credit Manager for 40 years. She was an avid golfer and one of the first members of Inwood Forest Golf Club. Thiessen also volunteered at MANNA resale shop for several years. She is survived by her loving husband James Thiessen, daughters Tonda Thiessen and Sheila Thiessen Waldie, two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Oaks Presbyterian Church, 1576 Chantilly Lane, Houston 77018.
Richard Anthony Yanowski, 89, born April 2, 1928 in Bremond, Texas, died May 2. He met the love of his life, Clara Kubeczka, and was married on Sept 2, 1950. He proudly served his country as a United States Marine. Yanowski was employed by General Portland Cement and retired as Distribution Terminal Manager in 1989. He was an active parishioner of Assumption Catholic Church. He is survived by his children Daniel Yanowski, Dennis Yanowski, Brenda Yanowski and Kathy Hetmaniak, brother Raymond Yanowski Kent, and three grandchildren.