Carol Angeli, 87, born Aug. 27, 1927, died April 4.
Glen Goodwin, 72, born Nov. 22, 1942, died April 3. Goodwin proudly served his country in the Air Force and worked for Luscent for 30 years. He is survived by his brothers, Billy Goodwin and Jerry Goodwin, daughter Elsa Brown and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Pat H. Foley & Company Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, just following visitation.
Leonard Lee Kelley, 88, born Jan. 23, 1927, died March 30. Kelley served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years. He was a mechanic and invented several items. He is survived by his son, Kenneth L. Kelley, daughter Katherine Wojcik, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Helen Koteras Kenjura, 94, born May 17, 1920 in Chappell Hill, died April 2. She was a longtime member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Kenjura is survived by her children, Richard Kenjura, Karen Kenjura, sister Gertie Zawacki, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 3303 Main St., Houston 77002.
Esther Henrietta Louise Marose, 105, born Aug. 24, 1909 in Houston, died April 1. At age 15, Marose began working as a telephone operator. She and her older sister Clara moved to Mercedes, Texas where they spent six years working for the Rio Grande Valley Telephone Co. She taught Sunday School in St. Louis and Mercedes. Marose retired in 1974 from the Union Pacific Railroad as “chief telephone operator” having 32-1/2 years of service. She and sister Clara lived in a duplex in the Heights for more than 50 years. Marose moved to Heights Tower in 2004. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mighty Acts capital campaign of Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 Houston Ave., Houston 77007.
Helen Geanakis Porterfield, 87, born May 27, 1927, died April 1.
Porterfield was the Company B Lieutenant in the Black Battalion at Sam Houston High School, graduating in 1945. She held a variety of jobs over the years beginning as Walter Pye’s “right hand woman” at the Hollywood Shop. She later worked in Southern California at Sunshine Biscuits, and for 14 years until her retirement, the Teamsters Local 572. She is survived by her son Harold, sisters Virginia Dardar and Regina Brinegar, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
John Morris Rucker, 86, born Jan. 8, 1928 in Abilene, died April 5. Rucker graduated from McMurry University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business in 1948. Morris drove a truck hauling rice to Mississippi, worked for an oil company, started his own business, Morris Service Company, repairing and installing hydraulic lifts and jacks. Upon retirement from that business he worked for SCI. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He is survived by eight children, 23 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Edward Ramirez Vitela, 76, born Oct. 10, 1938, died April 3.