July 19, 2003
JoAnn Valka Moore
June 27, 1954 - July 17, 2003
JoAnn (Jodie) Moore went to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon in the presence of her family, father and friends.
Jodie was born on June 27, 1954 in San Antonio, TX. She was the daughter of Frank and Dorothy Valka. Jodie is survived by her father, her husband (Steve), her daughter (Audrey) and her son (Cassidy). Jodie was preceded in death by her mother in 1985 by the same illness.
Jodie grew up in San Antonio. She met Steve in 1972 and they were married on June 3, 1973. Initially, Jodie worked while Steve attended medical school and later completed her B.A. in English at TWU. Jodie gave birth to Audrey in 1978 in Bethesda, MD. She gave birth to Cassidy on July 31, 1989 in Brookfield, WI. Jodie and her family lived in Dallas, Bethesda, Midland MI, Brookfield WI and Tyler TX. They moved to College Station in 1998. As a family, they attended Grace Bible Church. Jodie volunteered in the nursery at church and served four years on the Board of College Station Little League, including two years as a league President.
Jodie was deeply committed to fulfilling her work as mother and wife in accordance with the principles of her faith. Her life was characterized by joy, grace, self-control and a distinctive style of beauty. She was the soul of her home. She and Steve recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Her daughter is a medical student in Houston. Her son will be an 8th grader and is an all-star baseball player. Jodie loved to watch Audrey ice skate and Cass play baseball. Jodie’s memorial service will be held at Grace Baptist Church in College Station at 4:00 pm on Monday. Pastor Brad Evans will officiate. Memorials may be made to CanCare, 9575 Katy Freeway, Suite 428, Katy, TX 77024 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803.
Jodie is sorely missed by her family and friends, but memories of her will inspire them for the rest of their lives. She was truly a wife of noble character (Proverbs 31:10-31).
“Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”
Dec. 18, 1923 — July 18, 2003
Services for C.J. Allen, 79, of Bryan are set for 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Bryan.
The Rev. Tim Owens of the First Baptist Church of Bryan will officiate. Burial will be in the Bryan City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hillier Funeral Home and from 3 p.m. to the time of services Sunday at the church.
Mr. Allen died Friday in St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
He was born in Hearne and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bryan. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II and was owner of Allen Honda and former owner of the Allen Olds-Cadillac Dealership. He was a member of the 12th Man Foundation and Letterman’s Association at Texas A&M University and was a 50-year member of the Lions Club and Texas Cattleman’s Association.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Allen of Bryan; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John Allen of College Station and Hank and Michele Allen of Robertson County; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Howard Mitchell of Bryan; a sister-in-law, Betty Shelton of Tyler; his mother-in-law, Bonnie Murphy of Bryan; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bryan Building Fund, 200 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, Texas 77803 or the C.J. Allen Scholarship Fund, C/O Texas A&M Foundation, George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840.
Estella Mae Campbell
Oct. 8, 1926 — July 15, 2003
Services for Estella Mae Campbell, 76, of Bryan are set for 11 a.m. Monday at the Second Street Baptist Church in Somerville.
The Rev. Anthony Watson of the Second Street Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Somerville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Peoples Mortuary in Bryan.
Mrs. Campbell died Tuesday at her home.
She was born in Burleson County and lived in Bryan six years. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Floydie Fantroy.
Survivors include two brothers, Jasper Dotson of Brenham and Jimmy Campbell of Houston; and three grandchildren.
Bryan Edward Mancuso
Oct. 10, 1979 — July 18, 2003
Services for Bryan Edward Mancuso, 23, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Monday at the Callaway-Jones Chapel in Bryan.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Forest Park Westheimer in Houston.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Mancuso died Friday.
He was born in Houston and lived in Bryan nine years. He graduated from Bryan High School in 1998 and was a student at Blinn College. He worked for Kent Moore Cabinets.
Survivors include his parents, Charles G. and Donna Mancuso of Bryan; a brother, Brandon M. Mancuso of Bryan; his grandparents, Royce and Shirley Edwards of Spring; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorials may be made in his name to a charity of choice.
April 29, 1929 — July 18, 2003
BRENHAM — Services for J.W. Williams, 74, of Brenham are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church in Brenham.
The Rev. Larry Embry will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.
Mr. Williams died Friday in Brenham.
He was born in Dallas and was retired as weaving manager at Mount Vernon Mills in Brenham. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Heidemann Williams of Brenham; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jewel Stage of Sugar Land, Sherril and Patrick Piehl of Mansfield and Debbie and Eddie Martinez of Brenham; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wesley Williams of Brenham and Leslie and Lisa Williams, all of Austin; a sister, Lois Salter of Luling; and four sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law, Laura Mae Slacik of Bleiblerville, Ellie and Robert Buntzel of Houston, Hilda and Glenton Heidemann of Fort Worth and Kathy and Dennis Heidemann of Georgetown.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Brenham.
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Geraldine J. “Jerri” Gaenger, 10 a.m., memorial, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Bryan.
Bruno A. Brezina, 11 a.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bremond, St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bremond.
Dr. R.E. Carreathers, 11 a.m., All Faith Chapel in Prairie View.
Larry D. Koontz, 11 a.m., G.W. Tabernacle in Bryan, Oakwood Cemetery.
Lola Mae Sauls, 1 p.m., Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Rest Haven Cemetery in Navasota.
Ronald L. Barnes, 2 p.m., A&M United Methodist Church, College Station Cemetery.
Harris H. Kirby, 2 p.m., memorial, Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota.
James Willie “Baco” Anderson, 2:30 p.m., Pleasant Home Baptist Church in Clay, Clay Cemetery.