Recent Services

Edward Lee Lorenz
September 9, 1923 - September 15, 2019
Edward Lorenz, 96, of Brenham, passed away on September 15, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at St....
Tara Freeman
April 8, 1958 - September 1, 2019
Tara Lynn Freeman, age 61, of Carmine, Texas, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, September 1st, 2019. Tara was born on April 8th, 1958 in Austin, Texas to Joe and Betty Jackson. Tara married her adoring husband Kenneth Freeman on April 2nd, 1981 in Conroe, Texas. They raised their two...
Dorothy Marie Dallmeyer Utesch
January 30, 1923 - August 30, 2019
Dorothy Marie Dallmeyer Utesch passed away on August 30, 2019. Dorothy was born on January 30, 1923 on Peabody Street in Brenham, Texas to Lydia and Charles D. Dallmeyer. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham. She was very actively involved in...
Terry Lee Botts
May 2, 1956 - August 14, 2019
Terry Lee Botts, 63, passed away on August 14, 2019, in his Brenham home, surrounded by his loving family. Terry was born on May 2, 1956, to parents James and Olga (Wheeles) Botts in Wyandotte, Michigan. Terry and his two sisters grew up in Lincoln Park, Michigan. In 1975, following his...
Herman William Borchardt, Jr.
February 8, 1931 - August 4, 2019
Our beloved husband, dad, PoPo, and friend Herman Borchardt, Jr., 88, was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on August 4, 2019. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and all who knew him. Herman was born in Zionsville, Texas on February 18, 1931 to Herman, Sr. and Minnie...
James William Derkowski
August 9, 1953 - August 3, 2019
James William Derkowski, age 65 of New Ulm, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his residence. James was born August 9, 1953 to parents Max and Rosemary Derkowski. He grew up and was schooled in Spring Branch, attended Texas Tech University, and retired in 2015. He was devoted to...
Tommy Jerald Smith
April 2, 1942 - July 30, 2019
Tommy Smith, 77, from Brenham, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Tommy was born on April 2, 1942, in Grinnell, Iowa, to Amos and Mabel Smith. He grew up with his five siblings. He loved Texas so much that he decided to call Brenham home...
Aaron David Markizer
September 27, 1969 - July 21, 2019
Aaron David Markizer, 49 of Brenham, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 23rd from 6-9 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 24th at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Chappell Hill with Dr. Mel McKinney officiating....
Shirley Ruth Devine
January 2, 1947 - July 6, 2019
Shirley Ruth Devine was born Jan. 2, 1947. She passed away on July 6, 2019. She was born in Corning, New York, to Andy and Marjorie Devine. Shirley was raised by her grandmother with her younger sister after her mother passed away when she was only 4 years old and while her father was in the...
Gayle Ann Major
February 2, 1943 - July 10, 2019
Gayle Major, 76, passed away peacefully at her home in Brenham on July 10, 2019. Gayle was born on February 2, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Talmage and Beulah Crawford. She graduated from Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge in 1960. She moved to Houston, Texas with her youngest daughter...
Elvera (Schulze) Janner
January 20, 1930 - July 15, 2019
Elvera (Schulze) Janner passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 89 on July 15, 2019. Elvera was born January 20, 1930 in Washington County to Edwin and Emma Witt Schulze. She was baptized on March 2, 1930 and confirmed on April 2, 1944 at St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill by...
Ernest "Ernie" Leach,Jr.
September 12, 1941 - July 7, 2019
Ernie Leach Jr went to his heavenly home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Visitation will begin at 10:00 to 11:00 o’clock in the morning July 11, 2019 in West End Baptist Church. Funeral service will be at 11:00 o’clock in the church. He was born on September 12, 1941 in Houston, TX. to Ernest Sr....
Roy Walton Gilliam
August 4, 1937 - July 11, 2019
Roy W. Gilliam, 81 of Chappell Hill, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019. He was born August 4, 1937, the third of five children, to Giles Adell and Mina Virginia (Stone) Gilliam in Holland, Texas. He attended school in Holland and was a 1955 graduate of Holland High School. At the age of...
Michael James Davis
July 27, 1970 - July 1, 2019
Michael James Davis, age, 48 of Brenham passed away Monday, July 1, 2019. Mike was born in Houston, Texas on July 27, 1970, and later moved to Brenham with his family. In 2005 Mike met Melanie Wesolick with whom he spent the next 14 years together until his death. Mike enjoyed hunting,...
Rev. Calvin Beckendorf
August 4, 1929 - June 24, 2019
Calvin Beckendorf was born almost 90 years ago on his family’s dairy farm in Addicks, Texas. He had a happy childhood there surrounded by his loving parents, sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. When the Addicks Dam displaced the family in 1944, Calvin’s family moved to a farm near...