Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Tom Kennedy

 

ACEVEDO-AGUILAR

Mr. Jose P. Acevedo-Aguilar passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the age of 86. He is the father of Sergeant Samuel Acevedo, assigned to the Narcotics Division, and Senior Office Assistant Rosalie A. Flores, assigned to the Airport Division – IAH. He is also the grandfather of Sergeant Jennifer R. Saldana, assigned to the Southeast Division, and father-in-law of retired Jail Attendant Raymond Abrego who retired on August 20, 2004. Services were held September 24 in Spring with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.

 

BOWIE

Mrs. Barbara Ann Bowie passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the age of 71. She is the mother of Police Officer Ashton B. Bowie, assigned to the South Central Division. Services were held October 26 with burial in Paradise Cemetery South.

 

BRISCOE

Ms. Deloris Briscoe passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the age of 71. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Patrina L. Briscoe, assigned to the Downtown Division. Services were held September 29 in Port Arthur.

 

BURGETT

Mr. Coily L. Burgett, II passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the age of 67. He is the father of Senior Office Assistant Kelly R. Burgett, assigned to the Training Division. Private services were held.

 

CHAVEZ, P.

Retired Senior Police Officer Paige M. Chavez passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the age of 52. She is survived by her husband, Sergeant Robert B. Chavez, assigned to the Auto Theft Division. Officer Chavez joined the Houston Police Department on November 6, 1989, Academy Class No. 137. During her career, she was assigned to the Central Division, Eastside Division and Clear Lake Division until her retirement on April 9, 2016.

 

CHAVEZ, T.

Mrs. Teresa Chavez passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the age of 69. She is the mother of Police Officer Omar E. Garcia-Chavez, assigned to the South Gessner Division, and grandmother of Police Officer Lazaro Maldonado III, assigned to the South Gessner Division. Services were held October 13.

 

CHAVIERS

Retired Police Officer Billy Clyde Chaviers passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the age of 84. He is preceded in death by his wife Peggie Jo Chaviers. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 16, 1957, Academy Class No. 17. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Special Services and Jail Divisions. Officer Chaviers retired on February 19, 1982.

CLARK

Mrs. Lottie Thurston Clark passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the age of 97. She is the widow of retired Deputy Chief Robert J. Clark who retired on February 15, 1979 and passed away on March 7, 2002. She is also the grandmother of Sergeant Jaclyn B. Clark, assigned to the Training Division. Services were held October 11 with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

DEMENT

Mrs. Betty Ann Dement passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the age of 78. She is the mother Retired Senior Police Officer D’Ann D. Kusak, last assigned to the Northwest Division, retiring on January 18, 2014. Services were held October 27 with burial in Hockley.

 

DURHAM

Mrs. Annette Durham passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the age of 79. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Rachel Shannon, assigned to the Auto Theft Division and mother-in-law of Shop Manager Lester Shannon, assigned to the Fleet Management Division. Services were held October 13 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

FARRELL

Retired Police Officer Oscar W. Farrell passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, Mary G. Farrell. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 16, 1970, Academy Class No. 47. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Northwest, Southeast, North and Vice Divisions. Officer Farrell retired on April 26, 1991. Services were held September 21 in Tomball.

 

FLORES

Mrs. Evangelina G. Flores passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018, at the age of 87. She is the mother of Retired Police Officer Elvia M. Landa, who retired on December 17, 2003, mother-in-law of Retired Police Officer Victor Landa, who retired on March 3, 2004 and mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Israel “Izzy” Gomez Jr., who retired on December 17, 2004. Services were held September 29 with burial in San Antonio.

 

GARNER

Mr. Michael Todd Garner passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the age of 49. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Krystal T. Charles, assigned to the Inspections Division; and cousin of Senior Police Officer Angela K. Armstrong, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held October 16 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

GARZA

Mr. Andres Reyes Garza Sr. passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the age of 79. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Andres Garza, Jr., assigned to the Office of Planning. Services were held October 11 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

GATSON

Mr. Fate Gatson, Jr. passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the age of 80. He is the father of Police Officer Darrell L. Gatson, assigned to the Downtown Division. Services were  held October 27 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.

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IRVING

Mrs. Margaret “Peg” Irving passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at the age of 76. She is the mother of Lieutenant Robert W. Irving, Jr., assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held November 2.

 

JONES

Retired Senior Police Officer Aranthan Jones passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the age of 63. Officer Jones joined the Houston Police Department on August 9, 1982, Academy Class No. 107. During his career, he was assigned to the Southwest Division, North Division, Central Division and Gang Division until his retirement on February 28, 2015.

 

KILTY 

Mrs. Margaret M. Kilty passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the age of 101. She is the mother of Police Officer James F. Kilty, who was Killed in the Line of Duty on April 8, 1976, while assigned to the Narcotics Division, also mother of Sergeant Mark S. Kilty, assigned to the Major Offenders Division; and grandmother of Police Officer Justin S. Kilty, assigned to the Southwest Division.  Services were held October 24 with burial in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

 

MEJIA

Mr. Juan Mejia passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the age of 93. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Arthur Mejia, assigned to the Major Offenders Division and grandfather of Forensic Photographer Vanessa J. Mejia, assigned to the Office of Public Affairs. Services were held October 9 with burial in San Antonio.

 

NOEL

Mrs. Reva Nell Noel passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the age of 84. She is the mother of Senior Microcomputer Analyst John P. Noel, assigned to the Office of Technology Services. Services were held October 18 with burial in Comanche.

 

PARSON

Mrs. Lillian Smith Parson passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018, at the age of 63. She is the mother of Administrative Assistant Kimberly S. Coyle, assigned to the Office of Public Affairs. Services were held October 2.

 

PRITZ

Mrs. Yvonne Hope Pritz passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the age of 50. She is the sister of Sergeant Alfonso Olvera, assigned to the Eastside Division. She is the cousin of Lieutenant Vidal Lopez, assigned to the Eastside Division, Sergeant Alfonso J. Lopez, assigned to the Downtown Division and Police Officer Oscar B. Cavazos Jr., assigned to the Central Division. She is also the niece of Senior Police Officer Primitivo Lopez and Senior Police Officer Edgar Lopez, both assigned to the Inspections Division. Services were held October 26.

 

SCALES

Mr. Zollie Scales passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the age of 71. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Jason Scales, assigned to the Narcotics Division and grandfather of Police Officer Loronica Scales, assigned to the Southwest Division. Services were held October 12 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

SIMPER

Mr. Joseph Simper passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the age of 73. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Kevin Simper, assigned to the  Burglary & Theft Division. Services were held October 20 with burial in Shiner.

 

SMITH

Mrs. Dorothy Maria Smith passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the age of 64. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Kelvin Alexander, assigned to the Westside Division. Services were held October 20 with burial in Sweeney.

 

TAYLOR

Mr. Thomas Edward Taylor, Sr. passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the age of 83. He is the father of Retired Senior Police Officer Timothy S. Taylor, last assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division, retiring on October 21, 2016. Services were held October 11 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.

 

TORRES

Mr. Merced Lopez Torres passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the age of 71. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Merced C. Torres, assigned to the South Central Division; uncle of Police Officer Robert F. Garcia, assigned to the Crime Analysis, and Command Center and brother-in-law of retired Senior Police Officer Ernest M. Mireles, who retired on March 25, 2017. jServices were held October 22 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer.

 

WOOD

Mr. George M. Wood passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the age of 92. He is the father of Sergeant Thomas A. Wood, assigned to the Narcotics Division. Services were held October 23 with burial in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

 

YOUNG

Mr. Calvin C. Young Jr. passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the age of 90. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Andrew Young, assigned to the Central Division. Private services were held.