Obituaries

Arline M. Amos – April 7,1928 – May 23, 2019    

Arline Amos 91, passed away peacefully at Oakmont Senior Home in Katy, Texas on May 23, 2019 surrounded by family and loving caregivers. She was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 7, 1928 to Eleanor (Pudsy) and  Arlin Miller and had one brother, W. Lee Miller. Arline was  fun loving and caught the eye of Lee Amos when she was 17. He was 20, from Virginia, and serving in the Army Air Corp as […]

John Robert Wagner – 1977 – 2019

Born May 1, 1977 went to be with his heavenly father on February 11, 2019. John was a beloved father, husband, son, brother, nephew, and friend.  John was a great man that was full of love, compassion, loyalty and strength.  He is survived by his wife Tina of seven years whom loved him with all of her heart and will go on loving him; he is also survived by his son Robert Wagner, mother Lenora […]

Ramah Lee Schamerhorn-1929/2019

Ramah Lee Schamerhorn, age 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in a caring and loving community at Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, Houston, Texas. Ramah Lee is preceded in death by her father Clarence Karr, mother Nola Karr, and daughter Marsha Lee Schamerhorn. Ramah Lee is survived by daughter Charlene Durham and husband George, daughter Carlene Wetegrove and husband Bill, son Charles Schamerhorn and wife Linda, grandchildren Laurie Durham, John Durham, Kathryn […]

Dubois, Gail Frances Francoeur, February 25, 1939 – December 28, 2018

Born in Somersworth, New Hampshire, Gail Frances Francoeur Dubois, 79, most recently resided in Katy, Texas, and previously resided in Denver and Golden, Colorado, and El Paso, Texas.  She died peacefully at a skilled nursing facility in Katy, Texas, following several years of declining health. Dubois, Gail Frances Francoeur, February 25, 1939 – December 28, 2018 A 1957 graduate of Somersworth High School, Gail relocated to the Denver area in 1959, where she married Richard “Dick” […]

Morrison Patrik “Mike” Kelly-11-9-18

Morrison Patrick “Mike” Kelly was called Home to heaven on Friday, November 9, 2018, leaving a far-reaching legacy. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Alvis Kelly, daughter, Jan Kelly Snow (husband Stuart R. Snow, Jr.), son, Kevin Kelly, and many grand kids and great grand kids. He is preceded in death by his son, Mark Kelly. A memorial honoring Mike’s life will be held Friday, November 16, 2018, at 3 pm at Cypress Bible […]

DPS Remembers Legacy of Retired Colonel Thomas Davis

 Funeral Services Begin Thursday in Austin AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is remembering the life of retired DPS Colonel Thomas “Tommy” A. Davis Jr. who passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at the age of 77. Colonel Davis’ career at DPS started in 1965 and spanned more than 43 years, including three years as Assistant Director and eight years as Director of the department. “It takes a special person to […]

Thomas Juarez – 1940 – 2018

Tom Juarez

Tom arrived in Katy, Texas in 1994 drawn by the lure of building a Water Park Theme Park. The park didn’t work out. However with his God given talent to envision things that could be and much determination, numerous subdivisions popped up in and around Katy: Remington Trails, Whispering Lakes, Victoria Lakes and Fawnlake are a few. Tom joined Rotary International and the Katy Rotary Club.  From there he started the Katy Sunrise Rotary Club […]

Monita J. Olive – 1950 / 2018

Monita J. Olive, age 67, passed away on April 26, 2018 from cancer in Katy, Texas. Born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on October 20, 1950 to Maxie Welch Jenkins and Harrison Jenkins, she was the middle child to nine brothers and sisters. Monita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her consideration and compassion for others were among her many attributes that will be missed. She was known for her thoughtfulness, never missing someone’s special […]

Former Katy Mayor Nelson Laid to Rest Thursday

A portrait of former Katy Mayor Johnny Nelson at Katy City Hall (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Former Katy Mayor Johnny Nelson was fondly remembered Thursday as an impact player who brought the Katy Mills Mall to the Katy area. Nelson served as mayor from 1983-87 and as city administrator from 1994-2014. He died Sunday. He was 79. In his homily, the pastor Dr. Charles Wisdom recalled how he and Nelson first met. Wisdom had just moved to Katy from San Antonio, where in addition to his ministry he […]

Former Katy Mayor Johnny Nelson Remembered by Colleagues

A portrait of former Katy Mayor Johnny Nelson at Katy City Hall (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Katy city leaders Monday remembered former Katy Mayor and City Administrator Johnny Nelson as a great icon who did a lot of good for the city. Nelson died Sunday. He was 79. During his tenures as mayor (1983-87) and city administrator (1994-2014), Nelson played a key leadership role in Katy’s transformation from rural town with dirt roads to blossoming urban area with subdivisions and shopping centers. City Administrator Byron Hebert, who succeeded […]