Elene Read

July 3, 1925 - June 8, 2013
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Elene Warren Read, age 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Houston, TX.

Elene was born on July 3, 1925 in Alabama. She was raised in Galveston, TX and lived there most of her life. She was a charter member of the Krewe of Gambrinus. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years, William R. Read, Sr. She is also predeceased by her parents, William Randolph Warren and Nell Talley Marx; her brother, Thurman Warren; and her son-in-law, Ross J. Stroble, III.

She is survived by her children, Barbara Stroble, of Spring, TX; Linda Kuper and her husband, Stan, of Houston, TX; and William R. Read, Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Ross J. Stroble, IV and his wife, Jackie, of Tomball, TX; Amanda Moore and her husband, Tim, of Boston, MA; Lara Bruey and her husband, Brandon, of Bel Air, MD; Daniel Kuper of Houston, TX; and Tori Kuper of Houston, TX; great grandchildren, Ross J. Stroble, V and Jett Stroble of Tomball, TX.

Dad has greeted Mom with open arms and a fishing pole. He has waited patiently for nine years to share their favorite pastime together. In their wedding book is a poem that truly represents them. It reads:

It’s we two, when the days are bright

It’s we two, in the stormy weather.

Facing the world with its work and strife.

Fearing naught of its pain and blight.

Sharing the burdens and joys of life

For it’s we two, we two together.

So now, our dearest Mom, you are with Dad again for that’s where you truly belong – the two of you together for eternity.

Elene’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Tuesday, June 11th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 12th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with burial following at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at The Hampton Willowbrook for the compassionate and loving care they gave our mother for the past 6 ½ years. We will be forever grateful to them.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.

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Born: July 3, 1925
Died: June 8, 2013

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Mary Mulvaney posted on 11/30/-1

Mrs. Read was a wonderful woman who obviously loved her family and dedicated herself to their well-being. She will be missed greatly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mary


Neighbor posted on 11/30/-1

May Elene Read RIP, "...Everything he has made pretty in its time. Even time indefinite he has put in their heart... I have come to know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good during one’s life; and also that every man should eat and indeed drink and see good for all his hard work. It is the gift of God."Ecclesiastes 3:10-13" The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, ... to a resurrection of life." John 5:28,29


Cathleen Boyington Elliott posted on 11/30/-1

Our family wishes to express our sympathy at the loss of your loving mother. She was a gracious and lovely lady. Cathy, Dick and Carmen Boyington Formerly your Lindale neighbors


suzi wade elderman posted on 11/30/-1

Dear Family...so sorry that I could not be there with you..I am out of town on some business...I had let the family know..please stay in touch...my thoughts and prayers are with you all...all those wonderful memories are flooding in...love always suzi...4003 dogwood drive pearland,texas 77584


Melonie Bruno posted on 11/30/-1

To the Read Family, It was an honor to care for your mother at the Hampton. I am very sorry for you loss. Mrs Read will always have a spot in my heart. I loved your mother very much.