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Obituaries

Janie Louise Kolb

Janie Louise Kolb

10/19/2014

Janie Louise Mayfield Kolb was born in Stephens, Arkansas on May 20, 1931 to Fred and Virginia Mayfield. She passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Baytown, Texas. Janie was the Valedictorian of the Stephens High School class of 1949. She then attended Magnolia A&M College for 1 year. After moving to Texas, she worked for Barbers Hill ISD for 20 years, first as an elementary school secretary, and later as the secretary to the... Read more

Frances Marie Merchant-Guidry

Frances Marie Merchant-Guidry

10/15/2014

Frances Marie Merchant-Guidry, 90, of Baytown, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at her home with her children at her side, following a courageous battle with leukemia. She was born July 18, 1924, in Hearne, Texas, to Charlie C. Merchant, Sr. and Oral Ethel Jamison Merchant. Frances is preceded in death by her parents, C. C. and Ora Merchant; sisters, Euline Benbow, Maxine Hanson, and Doris Miller; brother, Charlie... Read more

John Edward Strangmeier

John Edward Strangmeier

10/15/2014

John Edward Strangmeier, of Beach City, Texas, entered into eternal rest on October 15, 2014, at the age of 79 years, 8 months, and 15 days. John was born to William Frederick Carl and Willie Mae Bussey Strangmeier on January 30, 1935 in Baytown, Texas. John and his bride, Helen Margaret (Miller), celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on October 14, 2014, reminiscing about their elopement, their first apartment, the five burgers they... Read more

Minnie Ruth  Wright

Minnie Ruth Wright

10/14/2014

Minnie Ruth Wright, age 85 of Baytown, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. She was born on April 20, 1929, in Emmett, Arkansas, to Albert and Lolita Francis Hood Arnett. Minnie worked for Woolco for its entire existence. She loved crochet and woodworking. Minnie had so much love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Jeanie Budd of Baytown, Joy Ledet and husband Terry of Baton Rouge, LA, and... Read more

Cathy Campbell-Layton

Cathy Campbell-Layton

10/10/2014

Cathy Campbell-Layton, age 65, of Baytown, passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014. She was born on September 25, 1949, in Belton, Texas, to Clarence Murrah and Dorothy Rae Bell Campbell. Cathy spent many years as a legal secretary and worked with numerous notable attorneys in the Houston area. Her family will remember her as a loving mother and grandmother, and a faithful Christian. Cathy is survived by her daughters, Wendi McDonald and... Read more

Joe Todaro

10/9/2014

Joe Todaro, 89, of Baytown, Texas, formerly from Houston, passed away on October 9, 2014, at a hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born November 27, 1924 in Highbank, Texas, to Vick Todaro and Josephine Buffamante Todaro. He was baptized into the Catholic Faith on January 3, 1925, Joe graduated from Highbank, Reagan High School and in 1943, then he joined the United States Navy. Professionally, he was a Meat Cutter and member of United... Read more

Marie Loiacano Tindall

Marie Loiacano Tindall

9/30/2014

Marie Loiacano Tindall, 92, of Baytown, went to her heavenly home September 30, 2014 surrounded by her family and friends. She was born to the late Mariono Loiacano and Annie Papania Loiacano, August 17, 1922. Marie was a graduate of the Texas School for the blind, where she met and later married Rupert Finley Tindall Sr., her husband of 40 years.Despite being blind from early childhood Marie raised five children, and worked outside the home... Read more

Melba Louise Istre

Melba Louise Istre

9/26/2014

Melba Louise Istre passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014. She was born on May 8, 1925, in Keota, Oklahoma, to Luther and Edna Hall Staner. Melba was a longtime member of the Missouri Street Church of Christ. She is survived by her son, Melvin Istre; sister, Patsy Wallace; two grandchildren, Cheri May and Keri Anderson; four great grandchildren, Kristina Morales, Alyssa Morales, Lilliana Anderson, and Karly May; nieces, Linda Vogeley,... Read more

Ronald (Ronny) Layne Smith, Jr.

Ronald (Ronny) Layne Smith, Jr.

9/22/2014

Ronald Layne Smith, Jr., 57, of Baytown, Texas, passed away on September 22, 2014, in Houston. He was born July 24, 1957, in Baytown, Texas, to Ronald Smith, Sr. and Elizabeth Smith and grew up in Highlands, Texas. On May 21, 1977, he married the love of his life, Terri Clement. Ronny graduated from Sterling High School in 1975 and was a contributing player of the Sterling 1972 state play-off team. He was selected to the all American... Read more

Peggy R. Gibbons

Peggy R. Gibbons

9/10/2014

Peggy R. Gibbons, age 75, of Baytown, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. She was born on October 25, 1938, in Houston to Robert Benjamin and Naomi Pearl Horn Sellers. Peggy worked in school administration in West Virginia. On May 13, 2008, she married Terry L. Victory. She loved sports and loved to play dominoes. Her husband Terry says she was a wonderful partner. Peggy is survived by her husband, Terry L. Victory of... Read more