Frances (Judy) Boone Standerwick

HAR extends condolences to family, friends HAR extends condolences to family, friends and colleagues of longtime member Judy Standerwick, 84, who died on October 23, 2022. Judy was the mother of 2014 HAR Chair Chaille Ralph. Before her retirement in 2015, Judy worked for Henry S. Miller, House Hunters, Heritage Texas Properties and other Houston-area brokerages. She had also been a broker in Ruidoso, Albuquerque, Farmington and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Frances (Judy) Boone Standerwick was a fifth-generation Texan, native Houstonian, and graduate of The Kinkaid School. Her journey took her to some of the most beautiful places, but one of her favorites was the New Mexico mountains.

Judy had a knack for loving others and lighting up a room, influencing the lives of all she knew. She approached challenges with grace and an unwavering positive attitude. She was also a talented artist and writer, with countless stories about life and love. Judy viewed life as a grand adventure and never met a stranger. No matter where she was, acquaintances became friends and friends became family. She lives on in the hearts and actions of those she touched, and that legacy continues through their lives and in those they continue to influence.

Judy is survived by daughter Chaille Ralph, granddaughter Ashley Ralph; son Chet Mayfield, daughter-in-law Arlene Mayfield, granddaughters Lauren and Emily Mayfield; son Graham Mayfield, daughter-in-law Donna Mayfield, grandsons Marcus and Adam Mayfield; granddaughters Sarah and Abigail Mayfield; daughter Cynthia Chavez, son-in-law David Chavez and granddaughter Olivia Chavez; and many nieces and nephews that she loved as her own.

A Celebration of Life will be held on February 4, 2023. For more information, please contact a family member.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to MD Anderson Cancer Center ( You may read more HERE.

Verna Sutton Adams (Sugar Land Homes)

HAR extends condolences to family, friends and colleagues of member Verna Sutton Adams, 84, who died on November 17, 2022. Verna enjoyed a more than 40-year career as an award-winning real estate agent in the Sugar Land area, most recently with Sugar Land Homes.

Born in Parsons, Kansas, on Aug. 5, 1938, to Eunice Templeton Sutton and Vern Joe Sutton, Verna lived a life invigorated by dedication to family, friends and community. She grew up in Parsons and married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Ronald “Ron” Adams, on June 7, 1958. They lived in four states together — California, Kansas, Colorado, and Texas — and raised two children, Ronald Lee and Crystal Cay.

Grounded by her Christian faith, Verna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a loyal friend to many, a hard-working and successful businesswoman, and a leader in the communities in which she lived. Verna founded a softball league for her daughter and other girls in Aurora, Colorado. She served on the Covington Woods neighborhood association board. Throughout her life, Verna demonstrated an unmatched work ethic and a commitment to helping those around her.

Amid her successful professional career and community involvement, Verna was tireless in support of her family, showering her children and grandchildren with love and care. Her family has fond memories of her love of games and competitive nature. She enjoyed an extensive network of friends with whom she traveled the country and participated in social activities until the end of her life.

Verna was preceded in death by her parents, loving stepmother Nora Sutton, and half-brother, Joseph Vern Sutton. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Joseph Ronald “Ron” Adams, her daughter Crystal Holmberg (Mark), her son Ron Adams (Eva-Glynne), her five grandchildren: Kyle Adams (Kelli), Brett Adams (Annie Chen), Bradley Holmberg (Sara), Megan Lasky (Anthony) and Amber Holmberg (fiancé Brandon Koch), and her great-grandchildren: Millicent Adams, Hazelyn Holmberg, Ethen Holmberg, and great-grandson Lasky expected in January.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you kindly consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Verna’s honor.

A service celebrating Verna’s life was held on December 10, 2022 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, Texas. You may read her full obituary HERE.


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