Obituaries

Editorial Staff

ADAMS

Mr. Floyd A. Adams passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the age of 65. He is the father of Police Officer Damon A. Adams, assigned to the Southeast Division.


BERMUDEZ

Mr. Gilberto Venegas Bermudez passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the age of 50. He is the father-in-law of Police Officer Brandon A. O’Connor, assigned to the North Belt Division. Services were held February 29 in Las Vegas.


BROWN, CURTIS

Retired Sergeant Curtis R. Brown passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the age of 66. He is a Veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Shawnda Lea Brown. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 22, 1976, Academy Class #76. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Northwest, Jail, South Central, and North Divisions. Sergeant Brown retired on July 1, 2004.


BROWN, MARGARET

Mrs. Margaret Brown passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020, at the age of 94. She is the mother of Sergeant Curtis W. Hampton, assigned to the Downtown Division. Services were held February 25 with burial in Saginaw, Michigan.


COBBS

Mrs. Nancy Cobbs passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020, at the age of 62. She is the sister of Sergeant Whitney L. Labbe, assigned to the Internal Affairs Division; and sister-in-law of Sergeant Lance P. Labbe, assigned to the Auto Theft Division/Auto Dealers Detail. Services were held February 1 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.


CORRAL

Mr. Ricardo Corral passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the age of 61. He is the father of Police Officer Richard Corral, assigned to the Westside Division and Probationary Police Officer Julio Corral, assigned to the South Gessner Division. He is also the uncle of Police Officer Salvador Corral, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. Services were held February 5 with burial in A Garden of God Cemetery in Tomball.


ELLIS

Mrs. Jimmie F. Ellis passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020, at the age of 88. She is the grandmother of Senior Customer Service Cashier Carleen W. Howard, assigned to the Records Division. Services were held February 17.


FIGUEROA

Mrs. Consuelo “Connie” Figueroa passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the age of 75. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Richard Martinez, who retired on January 11, 2020. Services were held February 13.


GARNER

Mr. Henry M. Garner passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at the age of 74. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Krystal Charles, assigned to the Risk Management Division and uncle of Senior Police Officer Angela Armstrong, assigned to Burglary & Theft Division. Services were held February 18 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.


GUERBET

Mrs. Jacqueline Guerbet Simmons passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020, at the age of 84. She is the mother of Criminal Intelligence Analyst Pandora Simmons, assigned to the Robbery Division. Services were held February 26 with burial in Biloxi, Mississippi.


LADD

Retired Sergeant Thomas M. Ladd passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carol Sue Ladd. Sergeant Ladd joined the Houston Police Department on January 13, 1969, Academy Class No. 40. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Southeast Division, Internal Affairs Division and the Homicide Division until his retirement on April 24, 2004. Services were held February 20.


MARROQUIN

Mr. Anthony Christopher Marroquin passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020, at the age of 26. He is the son of Senior Police Officer Esmeralda Yvet Medrano, assigned to the Narcotics Division; and nephew of Senior Police Officer Eduardo E. Medrano, also assigned to the Narcotics Division. Services were held February 10 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.


MARSHALL

Mrs. Margaret Ella Marshall passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the age of 95. She is the mother of Senior Police Service Officer Ruth Ann Marshall, assigned to the North Division. Services were held February 25 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.


MOORE

Mr. Ceaser Moore Sr. passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the age of 85. He is the father of Retired Houston Police Captain Ceaser Moore Jr. and currently, the Chief of Police of the University of Houston. Services were held February 8 with burial in Rosewood Memorial Park.


NGUYEN

Retired Stationary Engineer Oanh Q. Nguyen passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the age of 85. He is the father of Commander Nhatthien Nguyen of the Northwest Division. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 1, 1981. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Facilities Operations/Maintenance until his retirement on October 1, 1999. Services were held February 13 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.


PENA

Mrs. Cayetana Y. Pena passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the age of 89. She is the mother of Sergeant Humberto Pena, Jr., assigned to the Eastside Division.


PHILLIPS

Mrs. Evelyn Van Winkle Phillips passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the age of 85. She is the mother of Retired Sergeant Edwin C. Van Winkle, who retired on May 22, 2004. Services were held February 13 with burial in Klein Memorial Park in Tomball.


QUIROZ

Mrs. Felipa Zapata Quiroz passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020, at the age of 91. She is the grandmother of Senior Office Assistant Priscilla Gonzalez, assigned to the Employee Services Division. She is also the grandmother of Police Officer Cynthia M. Garcia, assigned to the North Belt Division and Senior Police Service Officer Josephina Ceasar, assigned to the Westside Division. Services were held February 4 with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


SELDERS

Ms. Delnetha Selders passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020, at the age of 61. She is the sister of Retired Senior Police Officer Jessie J. Selders, Jr., who retired on November 24, 2004. Services were held February 10 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.


THOMAS, ROBERT

Retired Police Officer Robert H. Thomas, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Lisa E. Thomas. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on August 31, 1970, Academy Class No. 46. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic and Accident, Employment Services, Property, and Northwest Divisions. Officer Thomas retired on December 26, 1990. Services were held February 22.


THOMAS, RUTH

Mrs. Ruth Ann Thomas passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at the age of 74. She is the wife of Retired Senior Police Officer Willie O. Thomas, who retired on December 16, 2005. Services were held February 22 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.


VOGELSANG

Retired Senior Police Officer John W. Vogelsang, Jr. passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020, at the age of 70. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Lidia M. Vogelsang; son Police Officer John Nickolas Vogelsang, assigned to the Mental Health Division; and daughter-in-law Police Officer Kathryn M. Vogelsang, also assigned to the Mental Health Division. Senior Police Officer Vogelsang joined the Houston Police Department on October 3, 1983, Academy Class No. 116. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest, Jail, Juvenile, and Westside Divisions. Senior Police Officer Vogelsang retired on February 21, 2009. Services were held February 7 with burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.


ZINK

Mrs. Karen Syzdek Zink passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at the age of 60. She is survived by her husband, Pasadena Police Sergeant James Zink. She is the mother of Houston Police Officer’s Kyle and Cody Zink, both who are assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held February 6.