Kellie Middleton, 49, of Bryan, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020. Services have been entrusted to Hillier of Bryan.
Read through the obituaries published today in Bryan-College Station Eagle.
May 20, 1930 - July 23, 2020
Dorothy Riley Bowman, 90, of Boerne, passed away peacefully with her loving daughter by her side, on July 23, 2020. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm, on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Hillier in Bryan. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2020 at Reliance Baptist Church Cemetery at 11 am.
Dorothy was born May 20, 1930, in Brazos County, to R.L. "Bill" and Lottie Merka Riley.
Dorothy married the love of her life, John W. Bowman, on May 14, 1949, at Reliance Baptist Church. John proudly proclaimed at their 50th wedding anniversary celebration that she was the "best fishing partner any man could have ever asked for". Dorothy and John were very active in the local VFW: Post #5692 of Bryan/College Station. As lifelong Aggie fans, the couple regularly attended football games – both home and away!
Dorothy was an avid domino and card player and adored spending time with her family. She was always smiling her big beautiful smile, especially when she was around friends and family. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her sweet nature and heart of gold.
She is survived by her devoted daughter, Jeanie, and son-in-law Gary Lynd, of Boerne, Texas; her two grandsons, Robert and his wife Kelly, of Houston, Texas, and John and his wife Kristin, of Boerne, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Campbell Lynd and Lyle Lynd, of Boerne, Texas; sister-in-law Jean Riley of Ledbetter, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends that knew her affectionately as "Aunt Dot".
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, R.L "Bill" and Lottie Merka Riley; her brother Robert Riley and his wife Kathleen; her brother Webb Riley and his wife Bernice; her brother Buddy Riley and his wife Nelda; her brother Tommy Riley; and her beloved husband John. The family takes pride knowing Dorothy and John are now fishing together again.
Honorary pallbearers include Gerald Riley, Shawn Riley, Michael Riley, James Riley, David Riley, Robert Lynd and John Lynd.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Reliance Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or charity of your choice.
Please visit Dorothy's tribute page at www.hillierfuneralhome.com to share memories and stories.
June 11, 1929 - March 20, 2020
Frances Larey passed into God's hands March 20, 2020 at the age of 90 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born June 11, 1929 in Bryan, Texas to Frank Visoski and Mary Opersteny Visoski. She graduated from Texas A&M Consolidated High School. She attended Our Lady of the Lake College and Sam Houston State Teachers College. She worked for the Texas Forestry Service, as a bookkeeper in administration at Texas A&M and then as a secretary at GMAC in Bryan. She married Eugene Larey June 4, 1955 and started raising a family in College Station, Texas. In her early life she lived in California, Shawnee, Kansas; Houston and Waxahachie, Texas with her husband's work before retiring in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.
Frances was a kindhearted and light-spirited person who loved to socialize and laugh even into her later life as dementia robbed her of many of life's qualities. She was an avid Aggies fan and loved to listen to her Aggie band CDs.
Frances is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Eugene, of 48 years.
Family remaining to cherish her memories are children, Dr. Mark Larey, wife Lisa, their children, Austin, Adam and Andrew of Hot Springs, Steve Larey, wife Louainne, their children, Sam, Gracie and Madeline of Cassopolis Michigan, Sue Accordino, her children, Giovanna and Ian of Angola, New York, and Lisa Wilkinson, husband Rick and their son, Walker of Arlington, Texas.
The family extends sincere gratitude to Frances's devoted caregivers at Quapaw Nursing and Rehab and Dr. Hosam Kamel. Also special thanks to Deacon Robert and Mary Wanless for their devoted and warmhearted weekly visits with Frances while she was in Garrett Manor and Quapaw.
Frances was a member of St. John's Catholic Church where a rosary will be prayed for her July 31 from 7-7:30pm followed by visitation. Her funeral Mass will be at St John's August 1 at 10am followed by a private burial.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St John's Catholic School, 583 W. Grand Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901 in Frances's, name or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences can be made at www.cedarvalefuneralhome.com.
McHam, Mary Frances
June 23, 1915 - July 26, 2020
Mary Frances McHam, age 105, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 26th. Mary Frances was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 23, 1915 to William Edward Wright and Mary Sweeney Wright. She attended the University of North Texas. She married her childhood sweetheart and Navy man, Donald E. McHam on June 21, 1936. Together she and her husband spent many hours working with the North Richland Hills Church of Christ in Fort Worth, TX. She lost her life's partner after forty years of marriage. After Don's death, she moved to Bryan to be close to her children where she has lived for the last forty three years.
During her time in the Bryan/College Station area, she volunteered many hours at the hospital, and the Red Cross Blood Drive. She also spent many hours volunteering at Johnson Elementary where her great granddaughters attended school. She worked tirelessly in her church, taking dinners to the sick and needy and opening her home to many.
Mary Frances is survived by her three daughters Meridon Warden and her husband, Dan, Sandie Light and her late husband, Tom Light, Elaine Morrison and her husband, Owen and one son, William Edward (Bill) McHam and his wife, Judy. She is survived by 8 grandchildren, Debi Warden Orozco, Rex Warden, Timothy Warden, Brad Scott, Mauri Funk, Kelly Gregerson, Mark McHam and Travis McHam. 20 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her husband Don, brother Bill Morris Wright, brother Red Wright (A&M Class of '41), and sister Pauline Gordon and three grandchildren Jerry Warden, Jonathan Warden and Terrie Hood.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to All The World Mission or Make Kids Smile at P.O. Box 5206, Bryan, Tx 77805.
The family will observe a private memorial in Fort Worth, Texas in the near future.
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