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Houston County Courier - Obituaries
For April 13, 2008 - April 20, 2008
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DAVID “POPI” SALZAR
Mr. David “PoPi” Salzar, age 78, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield. Mr. Salzar attended Washington State University where he earned a B.S. degree in Physics. Mr. Salzar worked for G.E. as a Physicist for nineteen years. Mr. Salzar job included working on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Space programs for NASA. Prior to his employment with G.E., he worked for the U.S. Navy ballistic missile development program in Corona, California. Mr. Salzar later worked for RAMCO until his retirement in the late 1990’s.
Mr. Salzar traveled all over the world with his work over his career. Mr. Salzar was proud of his most recent work as a tutor for math students in the Cypress–Fairbanks School District before his health failed him and he moved to Teague.
Survivors include his children Wayne Gillet and wife Netty, of Dallas, Ronald Gillet and wife Suzy, of Fredericksburg, Richard Gillet and wife Jean, of Teague, Janice Mayfield and husband Craig, of Conroe and Patricia Henderson and husband Rick, of Houston; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; one sister Adrienne Lierman and husband Joe, of San Diego, Calif.; one brother Richard Salzar and wife Barbara, of San Diego, Calif.; five sister-in-laws Pat Kouts, of Galena Park, Babs Kouts, of Belport, NY., Joyce Kouts, of San Lorenzo, Calif., Shirley Smith and husband Art, of Worchester, Mass. and Elaine Zirkle of Monroe, La.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceded in death by his wife Kathryn A. (Kouts) Salzar; father Adrian Salzar; and mother Dorothy Smith.
Funeral Services for Mr. David “PoPi” Salzar were held Tuesday, April 15, at 10:00 a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague with the Rev. Jeff Powers and the Rev. Richard Gillet officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fl 33607-1460 or to the American Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA. 22312.
Please visit our website at www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or leave a message for the family.
Bowers Funeral Home

EARL B. SHAVER
Mr. Earl B. Shaver, Jr., age 83 of Grapeland, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Shaver was born October 8, 1924 in Grapeland, Texas and was a lifetime resident of Grapeland. Mr. Shaver was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as Private First Class during World War II. Mr. Shaver was a member of the Grapeland Masonic Lodge and Lothrop Masonic Lodge # 21 A. F. & A. M.  Mr. Shaver was a retired school teacher and a member of the Percilla Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Betty Shaver, of Grapeland; brothers Bill Shaver and wife Irene, of Clear Lake and Sam Shaver and wife Frances, of Kingwood; sister Jean Frye, of Crockett; special friend Johnny Johnson, of Grapeland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by parents, Earl and Cora Shaver
Funeral Services for Mr. Earl B. Shaver, Jr. were held Saturday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Paul Houston officiating. Interment followed in the New Energy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Choice. 
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

HAZEL MARIE TAYLOR HARRINGTON
Mrs. Hazel Marie Taylor Harrington, age 95 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. Mrs. Harrington was born April 9, 1913 in Sherman to Tom and Ida Mae Zuber Taylor. Mrs. Harrington was a homemaker. Mrs. Harrington was attending the Harvest Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her daughters Patricia Low and Brenda Hill, both of Latexo, and Brenda Cotton, of Quinlan; son Jimmy Lee Harrington, of Garland; 23 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents Tom and Ida Mae Zuber Taylor; husband Hubert J. Harrington in 1983; daughter Lula Mae Harrington; son Eddie Harold Harrington; two brothers Claude Taylor and Curtiss Taylor.
Memorial Services for Mrs. Hazel Marie Taylor Harrington were held Tuesday, April 15, at 10:00 a.m. in the Harvest Church in Crockett.
Bailey&Foster Funeral Home

 

 

 

 

 


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