October 2015 Obituaries

ALDERETE

Rose Ann Alderete, age 65, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015.  She is the sister of Senior Police Officer Arthur Mejia, assigned to the Major Offenders Division and the sister of Berta A. Mejia, City of Houston Municipal Courts Judge.  She is also the aunt of Vanessa J. Mejia, assigned to the Houston Police Department Public Affairs Division, Photography Lab.  Services were held Aug. 28 with burial in San Antonio.

BLANKENSHIP

Soyla Ruiz Blankenship passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015.  She is the mother of Sergeant Michael A. Flores, assigned to the Vice Division. Services were held Sept. 9.

BRUMLEY

Former Police Officer Ronald “Ronnie” Brumley passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015.  He is the brother of Retired Police Officer Carmen Brumley and Retired Police Officer Kenneth Brumley.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Nathan Brumley who passed away in 1983.  He is also survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Travis and Kevin, and their mother, Pansy. Services were held in Caldwell on Sept. 17.

CHANG

Mr. Guillermo Chang, 93, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015.  He is the father of Administrative Associate Mary McIntosh assigned to the Records Division. Services were held Sept. 9.

COWSEN

Carlton Clifton Cowsen, Jr., passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015.  He is the brother of Laundry Worker, Jennifer L. Cowsen, assigned to the Jail Division. Services were held Aug. 29.

DAVIS

Sergeant Terrie Lynne Davis passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015.  She first started out as a Police Service Officer at the South Central Division, and then entered Police Academy Class No. L695 on January 15, 1995.  During her career, she served within the South Central Division, North Division, Northwest Division, Northeast Division, Jail Division and the Vehicular Crimes Division.  She was medically retired on May 21, 2015.  Sergeant Davis is survived by her husband, Special Agent Aaron Davis, of the Texas Department of Public Safety; one daughter, and two sons. Services were held Sept. 12 with burial in Klein Memorial Park Cemetery.

DAYWOOD

Mary G. Daywood passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  She is the grandmother of Police Officer Beverly A. Herrera, assigned to the Investigative First Responder Division. Services were held Aug. 31 in San Antonio.

FLETCHER

Mr. Billy Allen Fletcher, 81, passed away on September 6, 2015.  He is the father of Retired Police Officer Billy Allen Fletcher, Jr.  He is also survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce Fletcher; and children, Allen, Terry and Karen. Services were held Sept. 10 with burial in New Braunfels.

HARNSBERRY

Hester Mae Harnsberry passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  She is the grandmother of Jail Attendant Erica Poole, assigned to Southeast Jail.  Services were held Sept. 5 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland.

HERNANDEZ

Mrs. Lucila G. Hernandez passed away.  She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Edward A. Hernandez, assigned to the Eastside Division.  Services were held Sept. 2.

JONES

Harris County Detention Officer Tronoski D. Jones, age 26, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015. He is the Brother-in-Law of Police Officer Garry W. Parker, assigned to Southeast Patrol. Detention Officer Jones died in the line of duty of natural causes during an altercation. Services were held Aug. 27 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland.

LEWIS

HPD Auxiliary Police Chaplain, Bishop Floyd E. Lewis, Sr., 79, passed away on Labor Day, September 7, 2015.  He has served the department for over 25 years assisting the Family Assistance and Chaplaincy Unit with hundreds of employee funerals and counseling.  He is a veteran of the United States Army and served as a Medic in the Korean Conflict.  He is survived by his spouse, Minister BeAna Alfred-Lewis.  He served as the presiding Bishop of the International Church Fellowship of Houston.  Bishop Lewis was the creator of the “Thumbs Up” program to better understand the job of police officers and support the efforts to generate a law-abiding atmosphere everywhere. Services were held Sept. 14 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

LYNCH

Retired Police Officer Arden Wilbur Lynch, 90, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.  Officer Lynch joined Police Academy Class No. 21 on June 1, 1959.  He retired on March 17, 1989, while last assigned to the North Division.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mrs. Patricia Irene Lynch, on February 12, 2015.  Officer Lynch is survived by his daughters, Cathy Lawdanski and Sandy Lynch.  Officer Lynch was a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Services were held Sept. 8 with burial in Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery.

McDONALD

Era Elsie McDonald, 86, passed away on September 12, 2015.  She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Kenneth McDonald, assigned to the Airport/IAH Division.

MACHACEK

Mrs. Shirley Fay Machacek, 64, of Magnolia passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015.  She is the wife or retired Senior Police Officer James Machacek, who retired in 1997, while last assigned to the Northeast Division. Services were held Aug. 28 with burial in Klein Memorial Park Gardens.

ODOM

Retired Shop Manager, William Odom passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2014.  He joined the department on November 6, 1967, and retired on February 24, 2001.  He is the father of Senior Police Service Officer Victoria Glover, assigned to the Airport/IAH Division.  He is also survived by his wife of 50 years, Veneta Odom and son, William A. Odom, Jr. Services were held Sept. 9 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

PATRICK

Mr. George M. “Pat” Patrick, 94, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015.  He is the grandfather of Senior Police Officer Bryan A. Davis, assigned to the Narcotics Division, and father-in-law of Retired Police Officer David W. Howell, who retired in 1992. Mr. Patrick retired from the City of Houston as a Public Works Inspector until he retired in 1982.  He also became an Auxiliary Officer with the Pearland Police Department. Services were held Sept. 9 with burial in Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

PENA

Francisca Pena, age 93, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015.  She is the Grandmother of Sergeant Dimitrios Karavantos, assigned to Night Command and Security Operations, and Senior Police Officer Gilbert Love, Assigned to the Airport IAH Division. Services were held Aug. 28 with burial in Paradise Cemetery South in Pearland.

PINEDA

Danny G. Pineda passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer John C. Pineda, assigned to the Robbery Division, and Deputy Daniel G. Pineda Jr. with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. Services were held Sept. 2 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

SIMIEN

Ms. Rita Isabel Simien, 83, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015.  She is the mother of Sergeant Bernard Simien, assigned to the Special Operations Division, grandmother of Police Officer Stephany Cole, assigned to the South Central Division, and mother-in-law of Sergeant John Meyers, assigned the Northeast Division.   Ms. Simien is also the aunt of Retired Senior Police Officer Sheena O. Hill.  Services were held on Sept. 17 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

SLATER

Mrs. Carrie Slater, 84, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015.  She is the mother of Police Officer Christopher Slater, assigned to the Northeast Division.  Services were held Sept. 5.

SMITH

Mrs. Judy Smith passed away on August 9, 2015.  She is the wife of Retired Police Officer Lloyd Smith, who retired from the Traffic and Accident Division in 1996.

TREJO

Mr. Alberto Galvez Trejo passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015.  He is the father-in-law of Senior Police Officer Francisco R. Gomez, assigned to the Highway Interdiction Unit. Services were held Sept. 12.

WILLIS

Mr. Revis Willis, 83, passed away on September 14, 2015.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Stephanie Watson-Owens, PD-C. Services were held Sept. 22 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

ZAVESKY

Retired Senior Police Officer Michael Zavesky, 66, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015.  He joined Police Academy Class No. 133 on July 3, 1986.  During his career, he served at the Southeast Division, Jail Division, Traffic/Accident Division, Burglary and Theft Division, and the Eastside Division.  He retired on January 7, 2012.  Officer Zavesky is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dolly Zavesky; daughters, Lynda, Diane, Carolyn, Dowell, Scherie and Marion; and sons, Tommy, Daryl and Christopher. Services were held Sept. 11.