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In Memory Of....

This page is dedicated to the memory of those loved ones that have passed away and to those left behind who miss them.
January 16, 2013 - Heidy Lynn Bowser

The Houston Ground Angel family wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to Ruthanne Bowser, who is one of our very dedicated Ground Angels.

Ruthanne's daughter, Heidy Lynn Bowser, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2013 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Heidy remained optimistic throughout her illness, providing assistance and moral support to others who were undergoing oncology treatment. As a volunteer of the Harris County Hospital District at Ben Taub, Heidy was named their "Volunteer of the Year" for 2011. Just like her mother, Ruthanne, Heidy had a volunteer's heart.

Ruthanne, we will continue to remember you and your family in our prayers.

January 20, 2013 - Martha "Elida" Butler

Hi Mary,
I usually spoke to you on the phone when I would call for Martha Butler, mostly over the summer. I wanted you, and everyone else at Houston Ground Angels, that we appreciate everything you did for our family.

I knew that even if my mom was traveling alone, she was in good hands. I regretfully share with you that she passed away on Sunday morning. In her honor and memory, we have asked for family and friends to donate to your wonderful organization in lieu of flowers.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
My mom loved all of her ground angels!

With great thanks and love,
The Butler Family
June 19, 2012 - Phillip Kent

Dear Friends
I am telling you this with great sorrow in my heart that I know you share with me as we all have been soul mates on this journey.

June 19, 2012 Phillip passed away. He was at home as he wished. we had the help of Hospice and his dad and step mother were here. We had a beautiful Mass for him yesterday with a very crowded luncheon to follow. We are so blessed to have so many friends and family who were at our side.

Phil was in no pain. God answered prayers with a gentle passing- sad of course but I thank our Lord for that. His bone marrow became overwhelmed with the cancer.

I think of all of you Julie, Charlie, Linda, Larry, Barb, Joicy, Linda, Edna (so many beautiful and brave people...the most courageous. I learned from all of you about that.) so much. You all are in my prayers and I know Phillip remembered you too as we spoke of Brompton and the people there... all of us challenged in one way or another.

God bless you and please keep Phillip in your prayers.
Love, Joan
April 2011 - Bob Davidson

With a heavy heart I am writing to tell you that Bob passed away last Monday after a three year battle with Melanoma. We were at MD Anderson for seven weeks for treatment but were able to get him home to Florida, where he died surrounded by his family and friends.

My sons, Jaime and Jon and I would like to thank all the wonderful Angels who transported us back and forth from the airport to the hospital. Everyone was so kind and loving and we will be forever grateful to them. And we also appreciate all you have done for our family. I know that many times when we had a last minute trip you were always there to make sure there was a ride for us.

Thank you.
Please convey our gratitude to everyone.
With love and affection,
Sami Davidson

January 2011 - Joe Webb

Enclosed is a check in memory of our dear friend Joe Webb who died of lung cancer last week. Joe and Nancy were so appreciative of your service and spoke highly of the care and support you gave to them. We hope this helps in a small way to continue your efforts.
Sharon & Jack White

I want to give a small memorial for Joe Webb. I know he and his whole family really appreciated you.

Thank you so Much
Darlene Houk


December 2010 - George Robert Coiner Jr.
October 20, 1950 - December 31, 2010

George Robert Coiner, Jr., 60, of The Woodlands TX passed away on Friday December 31, 2010 surrounded by his family at Methodist Hospital in Houston.
George was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. George graduated from Milton High School in Milton, West Virginia. He went on to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree from Marshall University and received his MBA from Morehead State University. He was a well known and respected businessman in the oil and gas industry for the last 37 years. He will be remembered for many reasons by all who were acquainted with him. George enjoyed traveling with his family, playing golf, and pursuing new business ventures. He especially cherished the time spent at the family home in Lake Tahoe with his children and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents George and Lillian Coiner. He is survived by his high school sweetheart, wife of 41 years, Jeanette Jordan Coiner, their son Robert and his wife Roxanne of San Antonio; their daughter Amy Eggleton of Spring; their son Thomas and his wife Amy of Pearland, and his brother Michael Coiner and wife Diane of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Grandchildren are Tyler and Lauren Coiner of San Antonio, Amber and Michael Eggleton of Spring, and Isabelle, Chase and Garrett Coiner of Pearland.
Those wishing to make memorial gifts in his name may do so to Houston Ground Angels.

April 2010 - Bruce Alan Michael Beck

April 22, 2010 Bruce Alan Michael Beck, 58, of Amarillo died Thursday, April 22, 2010 Bruce Beck's heart fills the pages of Amarillo's scrapbooks. For a half-dozen of his 29 years at the Amarillo Globe-News, the 58-year-old Beck moved through the community like a proud parent and trusted friend, chronicling for the Our Town section moments of life to be clipped, savored and remembered. Beck, who died Thursday at his Amarillo home after a prolonged battle with cancer, shared his own life, too, and his subjects and readers embraced him. Columns provided readers with glimpses of the New York street kid, the former Marine, the Poppy smitten by his young granddaughter, the wrangler of the Fearless Feline Foursome. Most poignantly, they recorded the thoughts of a husband grateful for his "angel-in-chief on Earth," wife Tanya, especially during his two-year battle with cancer.

November 2008 - Kelly Kilpatrick

Early in September of 2008, you helped my closest friend, Kelly Kilpatrick, when she needed transportation from the airport to her hotel near M.D. Anderson. After Kelly endured the hurricane(Ike) and her clinical trial you took her back to the airport for her return home.
Kelly passed away on November 13, 2008.
You helped the kindest, most selfless, angel on earth when you helped Kelly.
You have probably been blessed in many ways from the things that you do.
Kelly was very appreciative and for her, from the bottom of my heart,
Fred Franco


April 2004 - Allen Davis Taylor

At 88, Allen Davis Taylor was our oldest Ground Angel and had been with the program since its inception. Mr. Taylor passed away on April 9th, 2004 at 12:35pm.

Messages from the Guestbook for Allen Davis Taylor:


August - Eva Tovar

With great sadness, Kathy and I learned that Eva passed away in mid-August.
I am glad I had the pleasure of meeting Eva and her husband Marcus and was able to assist them with their transportation needs on several occasions. She is undoubtedly with our Lord in heaven and my only consolation is that I know I will see her again someday.
This is my tribute to you, Eva, for changing my perspective forever and being an ANGEL in my heart.
Thank you!
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