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***********Full obituaries posted below**************
| Lee Byron Ansell
December 7, 1922 – November 3, 2013
Lee Byron Ansell passed into the arms of his Lord on November 3, 2013. Lee was born to Wallace Schadt and Edna Vanderpool Ansell in
Galveston, Texas on December 7, 1922. Lee was educated in the public schools of Galveston. Following graduation from Ball High School
in 1939, Lee attended John Tarleton Agricultural and Mechanical College, where he met his wife, Winifred L. Bean. Following the outbreak of
World War II, Lee enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served as a Tech. Sergeant in the 104th Infantry Division. Lee was wounded in combat
fighting for the liberation of Holland and Belgium, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart with two Bronze Stars. Following World War II,
Lee returned to Galveston where, with his wife, Wini he established his family and began his long and distinguished career as a Certified
Public Accountant. After both had become widowed, Lee married Gloria Adriance on December 27, 1998.
Lee was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and the Texas
Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was also a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, The Rotary Club of Galveston, Harmony Lodge
No. 6, A.F. & A.M. , San Felipe de Austin Chapter No. 1, York Rite Masons, El Mina Shrine Temple, The Artillery Club of Galveston , The Knights
of Momus and “The Geezers.”
Lee was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Wallace Barrett (Teddy) Ansell and William Walter Ansell, his first wife and the mother of
his children, Winifred Bean Ansell and his son Terry Wallace Ansell. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Adriance Ansell and his sons Lee V.
“Van” Ansell, M.D. (Denise), James R. “Rick” Ansell (Linda) and William C. “Bill” Ansell (Libbie) and daughter-in-law Julie Ansell Clement. He
is also survived by his grandchildren Jennifer Ansell-Carroll, William L. Ansell, John W. Ansell, Richard S. Ansell, Nancy K. Ansell, Elizabeth L.
Ansell, Charles S. Ansell, Sarah L. Ansell, Shelly A. Harris, Leslie A. Clinchard (Mike), Christopher K. Ansell (Amy), Erin A. Greico (Eddie),
Libbie Lee Ansell and his great-grand-children, Dag Carroll, Dashiel Carroll, Collin Harris, Avery Harris, Davis Clinchard, Owen Clinchard,
Maylin Clinchard, Lily Ansell, Jack Ansell, Emme Ansell, Ethan Greico, Eli Greico and Emeric Greico.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church (22nd St. and Winnie) at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013, under the
direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston, with a reception following at the Galveston Artillery Club. Honorary Pallbearers are
William L. Glenn, Jr., DDS, Benjamin R. Powel, Larry Charpentier, Andrew M. Shelton, Walter C. Whiteman, III, Paul J. Whiteman, E. Douglas
McLeod, William L. Glenn, III, DDS, Michael A. Piel, John J. Parsley, Edward S. Schreiber and Donald C. Smith.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 2216 Ball Avenue, Galveston, Texas 77550.
one of Houston's leading energy experts, died Saturday of a heart attack on an international flight. He was 64.
Economides, an expert on energy geopolitics and petroleum engineering, was a professor at the Cullen
College of Engineering of University of Houston. He died on a flight from Madrid to Chile, one of many trips he
recently made as a highly touted expert in the field.
His wife, Christine, also a well-known petroleum engineering expert at Texas A&M University, said
Economides had been traveling for a month.
"He is extremely demanded on a global basis," she said.
Friends and experts in the field enumerated a number of contributions he made, particularly in the technology
development of hydraulic fracturing and his perspectives in geopolitics.
"He invented certain approaches that are widely considered the right ways of optimizing well performances,"
his wife said. 'Knew his stuff'
Economides served as an adviser for numerous companies globally, including China National Offshore Oil
Corporation, Italy's multinational oil and gas company ENI and other major global players in Russia and
A prolific writer in the petroleum and natural gas fields, Economides published more than a dozen books and
hundreds of journal papers. One of his books, "The Color of Oil," is valued by many. He frequently spoke on
CNBC and CNN and was quoted extensively by academic and news publications.
"He knew his stuff, and he didn't mince words," said Loren Steffy, an energy columnist and author. "He is
always very insightful and made my columns a lot better."
Family and friends remember his captivating personality.
"Everyone is on the edge to hear what he says, no matter on technology or stupid funny little stories," said
Ron Oligney, co-author of "The Color of Oil." Enjoyed his job
Oligney said he owes his career to Economides, who recruited him to a college research program at age 16.
"Although he has a big personality, he is a very approachable educator. He spent weekend after weekend
talking with young students," Oligney said.
Economides moved to the U.S. as a Fulbright scholar at the age of 19 from Cyprus. He proudly told people
he arrived on the day when man first landed on the moon in 1969.
He received his doctorate from Stanford University in 1984.
His wife said Economides had high blood pressure but was fortunate because he enjoyed every minute of his
"He wouldn't have been happy if he was not constantly traveling. He didn't just travel. He wrote books and
collaborated globally," she said.
Economides is survived by his wife, Christine, 64, and his sons John, 42, and Alexander, 35.
Warren Blaine Jones
GALVESTON: Warren Blaine Jones age 95 of Texas City entered into eternal rest, Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at his
residence in Texas City. Funeral services are 1:00pm Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist
Church in Texas City, Reverend Andrew W. Berry, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock
under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 I-45
North in Texas City from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday.
Warren B. Jones was born Tuesday, August 13, 1918 in Port Arthur, Texas, to the late Kuline Jones and Louise Pathan
Jones. Warren was the only child born to this unity. Warren came to Texas City, Texas in 1920 when he was 2 years old.
He was raised by his aunt and uncle Blaine Guidry. He was educated in the Galveston and Texas City public school
systems and graduated from high school in 1939. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1943 –
1946. Upon return, he worked at Texas Tin Smelter in the lab for 15 years and worked for Texas City for 30 years as a
Supervisor in the Parks and Recreation and Water Department until his retirement in 1983. He united in holy matrimony to
Doris L. Jones on November 7, 1986.
He accepted Christ at an early age and attended the Greater Barbour's Chapel Baptist Church for greater than 75
years and was a member of the Usher Board until his illness. He was also a member of the Veteran of World War II, Texas
City Noon Optimist Club, Red Cross Advisory Council, Aid and Guidance Board Member, Progress Board Member, Texas
City Housing Board Member, Texas City Employer’s Credit Union Board Member, Cap Community Advisory Member, RSVP
for Retired Seniors Board Member, Quest for Danforth Head Start, Blocker Middle School, Texas City ISD School Board
Member, and Crime Stopper’s.
Mr. Jones is preceded in death by his parents, son Richard David Jones Sr. and is survived by a loving and devoted
wife Doris L. Jones of 26 years of Texas City; son Warren B. Jones Jr. of Minneapolis Minnesota; four grandchildren
Wendall Bell & wife Jennifer, Richard Jones Jr. of Channelview Texas, Connie Yebquet of Arlington Texas, Letisia Bell of
Minneapolis Minnesota, Chantel Bell, Joseph Bell, Michael Bell; 7 stepchildren Jacqueline Hasan, Cathey Stewart
(Steven), Felton Jones, Feleneice Shanks, Winnifred Woodworth (Erroll), Adrienne White, and Quinnette James (Peter); 4
great-grandchildren Jeremy D. Jones, Dawn Perkins, Michael Smith, Jordan Jones, and a host of nieces, nephews,
relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Steven Stewart, Sr., Steven Stewart, Jr., Peter James, Sr., Marcelo Uriegas, James Britton and Brandon
Brooks. Honorary Pallbearers are Myron Washington, Kevin Jolivet, Dorthea Jones and Jay Williams.
Stanley Edwin Brown, Sr.
Stanley Edwin Brown, Sr. was born August 1, 1933 to Sidney Otis Brown and Betty Hasselmeier Brown, passed away on
Friday, December 6, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Plano with his family by his side. Funeral services are 11:00 am
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church, Reverend Paul Wehner officiating. Burial will follow at
Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors
at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
Stan married Pat Migliavacca McNeel aka, “Patricia Joy to the World" on December 28, 1964 who survives him and
would have celebrated their 49th anniversary on the 28th of December. He was preceded in death by his younger sister,
Marjorie Martin. He is also survived by a sister, Shirley Barfield and a brother, Sidney Brown. He has two sons, Stanley
Edwin Brown, Jr. and wife Lenette of Andrews, Texas and William Owen (Bill) McNeel of Keller Texas and one daughter
Deborah Lynn McNeel Pearcy of Plano, Texas.. They have six grandchildren, Drew Pearcy, Mollie McNeel, Stephanie
Guerrero, Michelle Sanchez, Kimberly Brown and Micah Brown and two great grandchildren and many loving nieces and
nephews. Stan has nurtured and given all his support and love to his children and family.
Stan graduated from Ball High School in 1950. Joined the Merchant Marines in November 1951 and continued to
December 1953 when he joined the US Army. He served in the Army till November 1955. He then continued for two more
years with the Merchant Marines. Stan lived in Abilene Texas with his family for 13 years. He was Vice President, Zone
Manager of Yegen Associates and Integrity Insurance representing Citizens National Bank. In 1982 they moved back to
their hometown of Galveston. Together they formed Seagate, Inc., and Bank Plan Insurance Agency specializing in Marine
finance and insurance. In 1987 Stan joined Pat as a team in selling real estate for The House Company.
He loved the Island and was famous for his funny walk on the beach each morning. When he became weaker and could no
longer go on walks, he asked to be driven to the end of the Seawall daily. He was a member of the UTMB Community
Advisory Board and past President of Galveston Island Pachyderm club. He also was faithful member of Grace Episcopal
Church and had served on the vestry.
The family wants to thank the wonderful nurses Melinda, Carmen, Cleo and Joar and Dr. Julie McKee for their care.
Also, Ardent Hospice in Flower Mound Texas Abby Tolbert ventured out in the horrible ice storm to be with us. Her
empathy and support will always be appreciated.
We pray that Stan finds rest and peace in God's kingdom.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Grace Episcopal Church in his name.