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Ralph Taylor Cook

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COOK
Ralph Taylor Cook, 56 of Liberty, Texas passed away April 19, 2017. Ralph liked to spend time with good friends at local bar-b-que cook-offs, playing golf and fishing with his dad. Earlier in Ralph’s youth he participated as a cook-off team member. He was an avid fast and slow pitch softball player and loved to play golf and fish. Ralph was preceded in death by his father Jack Ralph Cook. He is survived by his two sons Taylor Cook, Cappy Joe Wilson; mother Marge Tanoos, Step parents Dianne Cook and Tunney Tanoos; brother Rodney Cook and his wife Suzie, two step sisters Marci Tanoos Breaux, Nona Tanoos; nephew Christopher Cook; numerous aunts, cousins and 2nd cousins. Memorial Service will be held 7:00 PM Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors with Pastor Jerry Garner officiating. Deer Park Funeral Directors, 336 E. San Augustine, Deer Park, Texas 77536.

Myranell McDonald

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MCDONALD
Myranell McDonald, 96, of Highlands, Texas passed away April 19, 2017. Ms. McDonald was born March 24, 1921 in Austin to the late Gay (Laydon) and Frank Clark. Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 in the Chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Deer Park Funeral Directors, 336 E. San Augustine, Deer Park, Texas.

Janice Anne Jeys

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jeysJanice Anne Jeys passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 63. Janice was born on November 1, 1953, in Newport News, Virginia. A “military brat,” she spent her youth moving often, eventually graduating from La Porte High School in 1971. Janice studied life drawing and biology at the University of Houston. Her passion for creating art and her fascination with biology led her to become a medical illustrator. As the only illustrator on staff at the University of Texas Dental School, she worked directly with anatomists, performing dissections when required to produce illustrations. After visiting her niece Jacquie in her Montessori classroom, she was so struck by the engagement of the children that she felt called to begin studying the Montessori Method. After earning her American Montessori Society (AMS) certification, she began teaching at the Southampton Montessori School in Houston. She began teaching at St. Catherine's Montessori in Houston in 1998, and from that moment she felt as though she had come home. Janice adored St. Catherine's and dedicated her life not only to teaching children in the classroom, but also in the Atrium, where she led them to a love of Christ and the liturgy that they all carry with them to this day. Janice earned a master of arts in pastoral studies from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis and taught the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Catherine's as well as Trinity Episcopal Church, where she was a long-time parishioner and employee. She established and founded the church’s Atrium there, and taught the children on Sundays for many years. In addition to Montessori education, Janice had a passion for art and was an incredibly talented artist, although she would insist that she was a better art teacher than artist. She created an art studio in her living room and spent summers teaching children (and a few adults) the concepts of color and light, hue, dimension and perspective. The artwork that Janice could draw out of children as young as three was absolutely breathtaking. She touched more lives, both directly and indirectly, than she could possibly ever fathom, and those who loved her will carry her spirit with them forever. Janice is survived by her brother, Thomas Henry Jeys, nieces Mary Josephine Jeys, Jacquelyn Anne Jeys and Martha DeAngelis, and multiple great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the hundreds of children whose lives she touched as a long-time Montessori guide and catechist devoted to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. A memorial service will take place Tuesday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman St., Houston, 77004, with a reception following at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Janice’s name to Aquinas Institute of Theology, 23 South Spring Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.

City to enter US Army Community Covenant

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US ArmyIN NEWS
At the May 2 Deer Park City Council Meeting, the city will enter a Army Community Covenant, showcasing support for service members and their families. The program is designed to foster partnerships with the Army to improve the quality of life for soldiers and their families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer to other states.

Evelyn Irene Lindsey

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evelyn lindseyEvelyn was born on September 8, 1946, and was called Home on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She passed peacefully in her sleep. Evelyn was born in Houston, Texas then moved to Pasadena at the age of four, where she has since resided.

Mary Katherine Tatum

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TATUM
tatumMary Katherine Tatum, or "Kathy" as she was known to family and friends, passed away on April 7, 2017. Kathy was born on October 12, 1949 in Houston, TX to Robert and Mary Bukowski. She was the oldest of 7 siblings.

Berthold Leonard Peppo

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peppoBerthold Leonard Peppo, age 84, went to be with our Lord on Easter Sunday April 16, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Mr. Peppo was a former resident of Charleston IL, and most recently a resident of Deer Park, TX where he attended Life Community Church. He was born in New Orleans, LA on June 30, 1932 to Joseph Octave and Beatrice Frankovitch Peppo. Bert served in the Marines from 1952 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict.

Council honors volunteers, sets joint public hearing

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2015 City Hall SmallIN NEWS
Deer Park City Council unanimously passed all items on its Tuesday agenda in a short, but busy regular meeting. Among the items on the agenda was setting a joint public hearing with the Planning and Zoning Commission for May 16 regarding the controversial rezoning of the southwest corner of the intersection of Luella and East Pasadena Boulevard.