Darrell Grafe

HAR extends condolences to family, friends and colleagues of member Darrell Grafe, 53, who died on August 27th, 2022. Darrell was with Coldwell Banker-The Ron Brown Company in Columbus, Texas.

Darrell Anthony Grafe was born to Tony and Christine (Skutca) Grafe on August 16, 1969 in Columbus, Texas. He graduated from Bishop Forest High School and attended Blinn College.

Darrell was an amazing husband, father, son, brother and friend. You could often find him outdoors competing with his family and friends playing corn-hole, throwing washers and horseshoes, fishing or playing pool or dominoes. But Darrell’s greatest love was being a father to his three sons.

Darrell’s optimism and kindness had no limits, and he always had kind words for everyone he crossed paths with. Every day, he had a new joke to share with his family and friends and loved brightening people’s days. Darrell enjoyed a couple of career endeavors throughout his life, but found his place at Coldwell Banker-The Ron Brown Company in Columbus as a residential and farm and ranch REALTOR®.

Darrell is survived by his wife Melanie Grafe, his three sons: Lucas Grafe (and his girlfriend Kyndal Heflin), Landon Grafe and Layne Grafe. He is also survived by his mother, Christine Skutca Grafe, his father and his wife, Tony and Diane Grafe, and his step-sister Jamie Rutherford along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Darrell was preceded in death by his brother, Keith Edward Grafe and his step-sister Jennifer Friedel, his paternal grandparents Victor and Lena Grafe, maternal grandparents Frank and Mildred Skutca.

Funeral services were held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Columbus on August 31, 2022. Interment followed at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery.

Donations in Darrell’s honor may be made to: TLC-The Lions Camp: Lionscamp.com
Diabetes Cabin: TLC. –  PO Box 290247  Kerrville, TX 78029-0247

Lisa Kay Woods

HAR extends condolences to family, friends and colleagues of member Lisa Kay Woods, 61, who died on September 8, 2022 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Lisa was a REALTOR® for more than 21 years, working for Coldwell Banker Realty.

Lisa Kay Creekmore Woods was born in Baytown, Texas, on July 1, 1961, to Doyle Eugene Creekmore and Jean Parker Burleson Creekmore. She graduated in 1979 from Robert E. Lee High School, where she was a Brigadier, inductee of Quill and Scroll, and member of the French Honors Society. She is a graduate of Lee College.

As a REALTOR®, Lisa was a top producer and member of the International President’s Circle and International Diamond Society at Coldwell Banker Realty. She had a deep commitment to service, with a conviction to help others. In faith, she was a minister at Eden Fellowship for 6 years. In community, she was a Past President and Life Member of the Service League of Baytown. Additionally, she held several offices in Baytown Junior Forum as a Sustainer. In family, she worked tirelessly for over a decade in many leadership roles to fundraise for her son’s school, Baytown Christian Academy, including chairing the annual BCA Dinner Auction. Whatever cause Lisa devoted herself to, she did so with excellence and passion.

With an appreciation for the finer things in life, Lisa was a patron of the arts, holding a deep love for music, theatre, and film. Throughout her life, Lisa had a particular fondness for dancing, spending her youth in ballet. She remained active throughout life as an avid fitness enthusiast with a love for cycling. Her unshakeable strength extended to her character, as she devoted her life to her family and child. She loved to travel with her son and appreciated the beauty in the world.

Lisa is preceded in death by her mother, Jean Parker Burleson Creekmore; step-mother, Patricia Antoinette Creekmore; grandparents, John Parker Burleson and De Lela Mae Partin Hood; John Holland Creekmore and Oma Elizabeth Creekmore; step-grandmother, Margie Mae Burleson; uncles, Robert Gene LaVergne, Holland Bowie Creekmore, Clyde Creekmore, and Leon Jamison; aunts, Shirley Ann LaVergne, Eunice Creekmore, and Jannie W. Jamison; cousin, Mark Robert LaVergne; nephew, Judd Katopodis; and dear friends, Deborah Vaag and James Rodney Woods.

She is survived by her son, Mason Phillip Woods; father, Doyle Eugene Creekmore; brother, Michael Doyle Creekmore (Kim); nephew Rylan Michael Creekmore; and dear friends, Phillip Brent Woods and Stacy Lynn Tillery Woods.

Funeral services were held on September 17 at Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown. A complete obituary is available HERE.


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