Obituaries

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DELTON HEGEMEYER

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Delton Hegemeyer was born October 19, 1940, in New Ulm, Texas, the son of Reinhardt W. and Wilma Gross Hegemeyer. Delton was united in marriage to Lillie Morgan Hegemeyer on December 19, 1959, at Welcome Lutheran Church and enjoyed 61 years of marriage.
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JOHNNIE LEE “BUCK” FOUNTAIN

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Johnnie Lee “Buck” Fountain died on Friday, February 19, 2021. He was 80 years old. Johnnie was a long-time resident of Sealy, Texas, for almost 44 years. Johnnie was born to Claude and Ola May Fountain on August 28, 1940, in Starks, Louisiana. He attended and graduated from Starks High School. Johnnie met his wife, Doris Ann Zapalac, from Sealy, Texas, and shortly wed at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, on November 28, 1964. They were married for 57 years. They lived in Spring Branch for 13 years before moving to Sealy in 1977, where they made their lifelong home. Johnnie and Doris have two children: Kimberly LaShalle Rychlik and her husband, Garrett, of Cypress and Shannon Le’Nae and her husband, Everett Bubak, of Sealy.
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HELEN MARIE MCCARTER JOHNSTON

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Helen Marie McCarter Johnston was born on May 22, 1930 in Newport, Tennessee to Ruby and Forrest McCarter. The family relocated to Galena Park Texas after the death of Forrest and Ruby married E.H. Levy. Helen became the proud big sister of Kathy and Jimmy Levy who she adored and remained dose with all her life. She attended Galena Park High School where she was active in band, acapella choir, volleyball, junior stunt night, and the H.E. play.
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EDDIE DEATS

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Eddie always said, “You’ll never get out of this world alive!” He was right. Edwin Watts Deats, Eddie, left this earth in the wee hours of the morning on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
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EMILIAN JOHN KAMINSKI

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Emilian John Kaminski was born to Mary Koteras and John Kaminski on October 29, 1931 in Chappell Hill, Texas. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 11, 2021, in Bellville, Texas. Emilian spent his last three years suffering from dementia at Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Bellville. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family was not able to be with him during his last hours.
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Sonia Morales

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Sonia Morales 57, of Sealy, passed away on February 1, 2021.

It is with great sadness that the family of Sonia Morales announce her passing. Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

She will be deeply missed.

Sonia was born in Macuelizo, Honduras November 29, 1963. She attended school in Honduras until the 9th grade.

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Justin Burk Cudd

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Justin Burk Cudd passed away on January 17, 2021, at his home in Katy, TX at the age of 29.

Justin was born on November 13, 1991, in Houston, TX to Jack (Rick) and Danette Cudd. He graduated from Katy High School in 2010 and attended University of Houston, Victoria where he played baseball.

Justin was a sweet, loving son and best friend to his father and mother. We’ve lost a shining light in our lives.

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JEANNE LEE ALLEN-BEASON

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Jeanne Lee Allen- Beason, 68, passed into the loving arms of the Lord on Monday, January 11, 2021. Jeanne Jalowy was born on February 19, 1952 and grew up in Sealy, Texas. Jeanne was the daughter of Mary Nell and Homer Jalowy who lived in and had strong ties in the Sealy area. She was the oldest of 4 children and had 3 brothers: Steve, Kean and Chris Jalowy.
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OLIVER S. KITZMAN

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The Honorable Oliver S. Kitzman, 86, of Pattison, Texas, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ, surrounded by family, on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Judge Kitzman was born in rural Waller County off Adams Flat Road near Pattison on August 21, 1934. He liked to say, “When I came to this country, I was born on the prairie in a house with no wires or pipes.” His mother died in childbirth when he was six years old. As the sixth born in a family of eight children with very little but each other, Judge Kitzman lived an extraordinary life with very humble beginnings.