Annette is my first cousin once removed. Her mother was Matilda Helen
Srubar. Her paternal grandparents were Adela Viaclovsky and John Stavinoha.
Annette Lois Stavinoha Laird, a resident of Manvel, passed away
Thursday, August 30, 2007 surrounded by her loving family at the age of
49 years. Annette was born February 9, 1958 in Houston, Texas to Matilda
Helen Stavinoha and the late James Henry Stavinoha.
Annette, a longtime resident of Pearland, attended Pearland High School
and graduated in 1977. She was an International Freight Forwarder with
Alliance International for the past seven years. Annette, working in the
international freight industry for over 24 years, was formerly employed
with The Fritz Co. and with Stone Forwarding, Inc. She was a parishioner
of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church of Manvel and was a former
parishioner of St. Helen Catholic Church of Pearland.
Preceded in death by her father, James H. Stavinoha, Annette is survived
by her beloved husband of 25 years, Bobby Ray Laird; her mother, Matilda
H. “Till” Stavinoha; two brothers, Harvey James Stavinoha and his wife,
Georgina and Gregory Frank Stavinoha and his wife, Sabrina; two sisters,
Yvonne Marie Henderson and her husband, Dennis M. and Agatha Mae “Aggie”
Moody and her husband, William E., Jr.; father and mother-in-law, Bobby
C. and Isabelle Laird; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and
great-nephews, other relatives and a host of dear friends.
A memorial service celebrating Annette’s life will be held at 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 2, 2007, in the Chapel of Clayton Funeral Home, 5530
W. Broadway in Pearland with Deacon Dale Almenario officiating. Honorary
pallbearers are; D. Michael Henderson, Jr., Douglas J. Henderson and
William E. Moody, III.
In lieu of flowers, by Annette’s request, memorials may be made to the
Congenital Heart Surgery Fund 6207, in memory of Annette Stavinoha
Laird, c/o Texas Children’s Hospital, P. O. Box 300630 MC 4 – 4483,
Houston, TX 77230-0630, www.texaschildrenshospital.org.
Annette’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and
appreciation to Dr. Denton Cooley and Dr. Susan W. Denfield for their
sincere compassion and care given throughout Annette’s life.
submitted by Gerri Martisek