48th Annual LSCC of Texas Oct. 7, 2017


Sharon Marie Haynes

Jul 29, 1946 – Nov 24, 2016

48th LSCC of Texas Memorial



Sharon Marques Haynes, 70, was born July 29, 1946 in Washington D.C., Maryland, and passed away November 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Sharon graduated High School from Incarnate Word Academy of Houston in 1964, then the University of St Thomas in 1968. A 36 year retiree from Duke Energy (nee Texas Eastern), she enjoyed being a Competition chili cook, reading, traveling across the country, and also was dedicated volunteer with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Sharon is preceded in death by her mother Lola Marques. She is survived by her Husband of 48 years, Bob Haynes; Son Edward & Wife Bridget, their son Kyle; Son John & wife Rachael, their children, Michaela, Sebaztain and Trinity. Known as FAVORITE Aunt Sharon by her Favorite nephew, Scott Quinton and Favorite nieces Missy Tidwell and Jaimie Holman and their children and grandchildren; many cousins, of which Sharon was the Favorite from the Marques Family.
A Memorial service will be held on December 2, 2016 at 2pm at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home Cemetery 13104 North Freeway Houston, Tx 77060
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Incarnate Word Academy of Houston, and/or the American Cancer Society .


Jo Ann Horton
Jun 26, 1941 – Feb 8, 2016

47th LSCC of Texas Memorial


Jo Ann Horton, 74, of Kerrville, Texas passed away in Kerrville on February 8, 2016. She was born in Greenville, Texas to John and Syble Murphy on June 26, 1941. She married Troy Richard Horton on August 24, 1968 in Houston.
Mrs. Horton had a long, successful career in writing and editing. She moved among the stars…actors, singers and even astronauts, in her capacity as Editor of Houston Monthly Magazine, and owner and editor of The Goat Gap Gazette.
She was Queen of the Chili World and always looked forward to attending the annual Terlingua Chili Cook-off.
Writing and collecting friends were her talents. From her chili friends to her card-playing friends to celebrities, including Willie Nelson, and many more, Mrs. Horton was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.
A memorial service will be held at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville, Texas on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the Dietert Center in Kerrville and to the Original Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert – Wick Fowler Championship Chili Cook-off. Mrs. Horton has a memorial website at http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/joannhorton.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 18, 2016