Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Inc.
8706 Almeda Genoa Rd. (near Hobby Airport) * Phone (713) 991-9000

Forest Lawn Obituaries

May the peace that comes from the memories of love comfort you now and in the days ahead.


Following a courageous battle to overcome a spinal cord injury James, 54 years, was lifted up to his Lord and Savior on June 15, 2015. Predeceased by father, Joe Melchor; grandparents, Faustino & Maria Melchor, John & Julia Urdiales; uncle, Stephen Urdiales.  He is survived by mother, Rose U. Melchor; sister, Christina; half-brother Michael Melchor and pet dog Mia.  James graduated from SOHO, was a National honor society member and had received scholastic scholarships to MIT and University of Houston.  He attended UH and tutored students in Calculus and Trig.  He followed family tradition and became a machinist, tool maker and QC machinist inspector.  He loved chess, wheel of fortune, fishing, dancing, eating out and traveling.  James Melchor was an avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching the games with his friends.  Described by his friends as the "White Knight", lady killer,
funny and true friend.  James Angelo Melchor will be
missed by family and friends.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 6725 Reed Rd. 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale.



Bessie L. Arnaud, 79, was born Dec. 4, 1935 in Houston, TX and went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents Sam and Pearl Daugherty; siblings Helen & Howard Daugherty; husband Noel Tolar; children Sharon Dobbs & Donna Forster. She is survived by her 8 children; 17 grandchildren & 13 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful servant of Christ and loved her family deeply.  A service will be held at her church, South Avenue Baptist Church, 605 Preston Ave., Pasadena, Texas 77503. Visitation will be held at the church on Wed., June 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at
Forest Lawn Cemetery.


Paula Escalante, 90, passed away June 7, 2015.  Paula Escalante is survived by her children Rose Mary Escalante, Johnny Escalante, Alfred J. Escalante (Betty), Richard Escalante, Alex Escalante Jr., Norma Johansen (Jay Johansen); Grandchildren Joseph Rocha, Thomas Rocha, Alfred Escalante Jr., Emily Escalante, Hope Saldana, Louis Saldana, Johnny Escalante Jr., Christopher Escalante, Mickey Escalante, Elisa Escalante, Ashley Ford (Kyle).  Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2015 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. 


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