Obituaries

Editorial Staff

Bell

Retired Police Officer Carl K. Bell passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife, Patricia R. Bell. Officer Bell joined the Houston Police Department on September 16, 1957, Academy Class No. 17 and was also a Veteran of the United States Army. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Jail Division, Radio Patrol Division and the Southeast Patrol Division until his retirement on January 27, 1983. Services were held October 26 in Angleton.


Brumley

Retired Police Officer Carman M. Brumley passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Brumley. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 17, 1960, Academy Class No. 24. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic and Accident and the Crime Analysis Divisions. Police Officer Brumley retired on August 18, 1984.


Cartwright

Mrs. Toni Yvette Cartwright Johnson passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the age of 56. She is the mother of IT Professional – Business Analysis Auriel C. LaCour, assigned to the Office of Technology Services. Services were held November 15 in Baytown with burial in Crosby.


Crane

Mrs. Ora Dean Crane passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at the age of 94. She is the wife of Retired Police Officer Robert L. Crane, who retired on July 24, 1975. Services were held November 2 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.


Diaz

Mr. David Diaz passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the age of 66. He is the brother of Senior Data Entry Operator Florence D. Montemayor, assigned to the Risk Management Division, brother-in-law of Commander Megan E. Howard, assigned to the Recruiting Division and uncle of Probationary Police Officer Julian M. Montemayor, assigned to the North Division. Services were held November 14.


Fletcher

Mr. Frederick D. Fletcher passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the age of 51. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Jacqueline Peyton, assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held November 23 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


Holley

Retired Police Officer Richard N. Holley passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at the age of 66. He is survived by his wife, Jessica R. Guinn. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 10, 1975, Academy Class No.72. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Jail and the North Divisions. Police Officer Holley retired on March 15, 1996. Services were held November 6 in Tyler.


Johnson

Mr. Lewis D. Johnson passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at the age of 76. He is the husband of retired Administrative Supervisor Linda Johnson who was last assigned to the Chief of Police until her retirement on July 31, 2010. He is also the father of Senior Police Service Officer Cynthia Y. Johnson, assigned to the South Gessner Division. Services were held November 1 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.


Loera

Mrs. Maria Guadalupe Loera passed on Friday, November 2, 2019, at the age of 79. She is the mother of Lieutenant Marco A. Loera, assigned to the Internal Affairs Division. Services were held November 7 with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


MacIntosh

Mrs. Eleanor J. MacIntosh passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the age of 90. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer James P. MacIntosh, assigned to the Kingwood Division.


Malveaux

Mr. John Malveaux passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019, at the age of 67. He is the father of Police Officer Catrina D. Ewing, assigned to the North Belt Division; and father-in-law of Sergeant Eddie J. Ewing, Jr., assigned to the Airport – IAH Division. Services were held November 2 with burial in Beaumont.


Melchor

Mrs. Carmen Lopez Melchor passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the age of 89. She is the mother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Stephen M. Kwiatkowski and Senior Police Officer Richard M. Corrales, both assigned to the Narcotics Division.


Morrison

Mrs. Charslie Morrison passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019, at the age of 90. She is the widow of Retired Captain L. D. Morrison, Jr., who passed away on August 29, 1991. Services were held October 30.


Mortenson

Retired Police Officer Robert S. Mortenson passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Clara Mortenson. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 17, 1962, Academy Class No. 26. Police Officer Mortenson retired on January 16, 1983.


Nance

Ms. Ella Mae Nance passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the age of 73. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Priscilla A. Nance, assigned to the Employee Services Division. Services were held November 9 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.


Phillips

Senior Police Officer Tommy M. Phillips passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the age of 55. He joined the Houston Police Department on May 13, 1991, Academy Class No. 144. Throughout his whole career with the department, Senior Police Officer Phillips was assigned to the North Division. Services were held October 25 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.


Roberts, C.

Retired police Officer Charles E. Roberts passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Dollie Mae Roberts. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 1, 1956, Academy Class No. 15. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic Enforcement, Traffic Safety, and Community Relations Divisions. Police Officer Roberts retired on July 5, 1977.


Roberts, P.

Mrs. Patsy Roberts passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019, at the age of 79. She is the mother of Retired Operations Manager Patti Kay Suler, who retired on July 17, 2010, out of the Office of Technology Services. Private services were held.


Roman

Senior Police Officer Ruby I. Roman passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at the age of 40. She is survived by her husband, Police Officer William R. Davis, assigned to the Southwest Division. Officer Roman joined the Houston Police Department on October 16, 2006, Academy Class No. 190. During her career with the department, she was assigned to the North Division and Juvenile Division.


Sanchez

Mr. Leobardo R. Sanchez passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019, at the age of 79. He is the father-in-law of Senior Police Officer Marco A. Santuario, assigned to the Narcotics Division. Services were held November 15 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.


Simmons

Mr. Jim Bob Simmons, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at the age of 71. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Jim B. Simmons, III, assigned to the North Belt Division. Private services were scheduled.


Vincent

Mr. Hal Dean L. Vincent passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the age of 85. He is the father-in-law of Senior Police Officer Darryl B. Cherry, assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Division. Services were held October 24 in Cambridge, Illinois.


Woods

Retired Senior Police Officer James F. Woods passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the age of 59. He is survived by his wife, Holly-Lyn Woods. Officer Woods joined the Houston Police Department on May 29, 1984, Academy Class No. 121. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest Division, Jail Division and the Auto Theft Division until his retirement on December 31, 2016. Services were held November 23 in Corpus Christi.