Obituaries

Mendoza

Mr. Felix E. Mendoza, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  He is the grandfather of Sgt. Julie Pleasant, assigned to the Emergency Communications Division and uncle of Senior Police Officer David S. Vasquez, Jr., who is assigned to the Major Offenders Division. Services were held March 20.

Milam

Mrs. Josephine Milam, 102, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.  She is the mother of Retired Capt. Ellis Eugene Milam.  Capt. Milam “Old Double E,” retired in 1991, and passed away on October 24, 2012. Services were held Feb. 3 with burial in South Park Cemetery in Pearland.

 Millie

Mrs. Aurora Mena Millie passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Michael Lopez, assigned to the Training Academy, Defensive Tactics Unit.  She is also survived by Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Cpl. Edward Gregory Lopez; and brother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Mauro Cisneros, Jr., assigned to the Major Offenders Detail. Services were held March 5 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

Moody

Retired Sgt. Roy P. Moody III passed away Friday, March 20, 2015.  Sgt. Moody joined the Department November 19, 1979 as a member of Academy Class 89.  Roy was assigned to Southeast, Emergency Communications, Westside, and the Jail Divisions.  Moody was promoted to the rank of sergeant September 30, 1989 and retired April 15, 2000.  He is survived by his wife, Pam Moody.

Palmer

Retired Sgt. Robert Ellis Hosford, 79, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He joined Police Academy Class 17 on December 11, 1956.  Sgt. Hosford was last assigned to the Narcotics Division and retried on January 22, 1988.  He is survived by his wife, of 20 years, Jo Dale Hosford and daughter Julie Ross. Services were held March 7 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

Paris

Mr. Wilson Paris passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  He is the father of Jail Attendant Sheila A. Paris. Services were held March 7.

Pederson

Karl Pederson passed away Monday, March 9, 2015.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Karl M. Pederson, assigned to Eastside Division. Services were held March 13 with burial in Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

Roberts

Mr. Donald G. Roberts, 79, passed away on Thursday March 12, 2015. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Jay Roberts, assigned to Special Operations Division.  He served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division after high school.  Don retired from the City of Houston after 38 years of service with the Finance and Administration Department. Services were held March 17.

Samudio

Elida Saucedo Samudio passed away February 27, 2015.  She is the mother of former Police Dispatcher Eva L. Starks and the mother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Charles H. Starks, assigned to Traffic Enforcement.  Services were held March 6 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

Sanchez

Mrs. Hortencia C. Sanchez, 85, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Andrew Sanchez, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held March 9 with burial in Galveston.

Santacruz

Mrs. Maria A. Santacruz passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.  She is the mother-in-law of Sergeant Humberto Lopez, assigned to the Homicide Division. Services were held Feb. 28.

Satterwhite

Heath Dewayne Satterwhite passed away on February 20th, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Sandi R. Satterwhite, daughter, Kirsten D. Satterwhite, son, Seth C. Satterwhite, daughter, Karlee R. Satterwhite, daughter, Brynn K. Satterwhite, mother, Elizabeth Ann Satterwhite, older brother, Capt. Larry J. Satterwhite at HPD Special Operations, and nephew, Officer James B. Satterwhite at HPD Southwest Division, and seven more brothers and sisters. He is a United States Army veteran. Services were held Feb. 26 with burial in Kirbyville.

Settles

Retired Colonel, Doctor Carl Settles, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015.  He is the brother of Senior Trainer Paula S. Settles, assigned to the Police Academy. Services were held March 10 with burial in Central Texas Veterans State Cemetery.

Tidwell

L. C. Tidwell passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Larry D. Tidwell, assigned to the South Central Division. Services were held March 7.

Walker

Michael Walker passed away Friday, March 6, 2015.  He is the step-father of Sgt. Travis W. Williamson, assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held at Central Texas Veterans State Cemetery on March 13.

Watson

Edward Watson passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Gregory A. Watson, assigned to the Southwest Division. Services were held March 28 in Crossett, Arkansas.

Watson

Retired Lt. Robert L. Watson passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015.  He joined Police Academy Class 58 on January 22, 1973.  During his career, he served in the Jail Division, Special Operations Division, Traffic/Accident Division and the Southeast Division.  He retired on January 15, 1994, while last assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division.  He is survived by his wife, retired Chief of Police Elizabeth Watson. Services were held March 10 with burial in Georgetown.

Woods

Retired Police Officer Leroy Woods passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015.  He joined Police Academy Class 42 on October 6, 1969.  He retired o June 24, 1991, while assigned to the Northeast Division. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Woods. Services were held March 18.

Ashby

Mrs. Rachel Alma Ashby, 103, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  She is the mother of Retired Police Officer James “Jim” Ashby.  Mrs. Ashby was a member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp during World War II.  She served as a Life Time Member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Auxiliary Post 581.  Services were held March 19.

Branch

Mr. Walter Branch, Jr. passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015.  He is the grandfather of Car Attendant Supervisor Derrick Branch, assigned to the Fleet Division Staff Services Command who is married to Evidence Technician Angela Antoinette Branch, assigned to the Property Room Staff Service Command. Services were held Feb. 21 with burial in Shiloh Cemetery in Moscow, Texas.

Bush

Rev. Robert Thomas Bush, 80, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Darrin K. Bush, assigned to the Narcotics Division.  Rev. Bush was preceded in death by his wife Earlie Maye Bush on December 20, 2014. Services were held March 7 with burial in Paradise South Cemetery in Pearland.

Cardona

Mrs. Francisca Duque Cardona passed away.  She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Francisco Cardona, assigned to the Recruiting Division, and Police Officer Sylvia Lopez, assigned to the Northwest Division, and grandmother of Senior Police Officer Ruben Trevino, Jr., assigned to the Airport/IAH Division. Services were held March 4 with burial in Brookside Cemetery.

 

Carr

Mrs. LaNell Carr passed away on Monday, 16, 2015.  She is the mother of retired Sgt. Renita Ferguson, mother-in-law of retired Sgt. Roy Ferguson and grandmother of Administrative Associate Roshonda Ferguson, assigned to the Office of the Chief of Police. Services were held March 21 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.

 

Diaz

Mrs. Beatrice Median Diaz, 84, of the Woodlands passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  She is the mother of Sgt. Edward “Eddie” Diaz, assigned to the Training Division.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Jerry Diaz.  She is survived by her children and grandchildren. Services were held March 18 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

Drozd

Paden Drozd passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015.  He is the son of retired Senior Police Officer Barney J. Drozd, who retired from the Department April 30, 2004 while he was assigned to the Northwest Division.  Services were held March 12 with burial in Klein Memorial Park.

Faust

Retired Sgt. Gilbert R. Faust passed away Sunday, February 23, 2015.  Sgt. Faust joined the Department December 6, 1961 as a member of Academy Class 25, was assigned to Central, Auto Theft, and was assigned to Auto Dealers at the time of his retirement, March 18, 1988.  He is survived by his wife, Roy Lean. Services were held Feb. 25.

Fernandez, Richard

Mr. Richard Fernandez passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Richard Fernandez, Jr., assigned to the Kingwood Division. Services were held March 3 with burial in South Park Cemetery in Pearland.

Fernandez, Riley

Mr. Riley R. Fernandez, 92, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015.  He is the grandfather of Senior Police Officer Jennifer Smesny, assigned to the Kingwood Division. Services were held

Hosford

Retired Sgt. Robert Ellis Hosford, 79, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He joined Police Academy Class 17 on December 11, 1956.  Sgt. Hosford was last assigned to the Narcotics Division and retried on January 22, 1988.  He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Jo Dale Hosford and daughter Julie Ross. Services were held March 7 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

Jeffrey

Percy Jeffery Sr. passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Percy R. Jeffery Jr., assigned to Southwest Patrol. Services were held Feb. 28 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

Johnson

Sue Johnson passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015.  She is the mother-in-law of Deputy Director Regina L. Woolfolk, assigned to Public Affairs. Services were held March 12 in Alton, Illinois.

McHenry

Mr. S.O. McHenry, 98, passed away.  He is the grandfather of Probationary Police Officer Ali K. McHenry, assigned to the Central Patrol Division. Services were held March 7 with burial in Monroe, Louisiana.

McLain

Dorothy McLain passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  She is the mother-in-law of Sgt. Timothy L. Oxford, assigned to the Jail Division. Services were held March 7.