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Kendall Giere

Kendall Van Giere

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KENDALL VAN GIERE, 65, passed at 9:09 a.m. on November 16, 2020. He was born July 9, 1955 in Fairfield, Texas, the third child of John Henry Giere, Jr. and Mary Nell Whitworth Giere. A loving son, father of Jon Brandon Giere, Shaun Nicholas Giere and Haley Nicole Giere. Throughout Kendall’s life, his creative endeavors included community service through his church, musical theatre productions as an actor and singer, his most notable appearance at the Wortham Center (Houston, TX), the Kerrville Civic Auditorium and other notable venues; Professional entrepreneurial endeavors included print company, computer and IT services.

Kendall was preceded in death by daughter, Haley Nicole Giere; parents, John and Mary Nell Giere, great-nephew Micah Karl Traylor; cousins, Karen Faith Giere, Boyd Burnett Giere, Jr. and William Wayne McWha; He is survived by son, Jon Brandon Giere and wife, Jennifer Giere, of Spring, TX, grand daughter Alexis Paityn Giere; son, Shaun Nicholas Giere and wife, Meridith Giere, of Spring, TX, grandson Styhlor Drake Barnes and granddaughter Kyrah Nicole-Van Giere; by sister, Brenda Juanell Giere White and husband, H. Wayne White of Conroe, TX; niece Sarah McKinsey Jones and husband, Andrew Jones of The Woodlands, TX. and great- nephews Oliver Henry and Jack Cameron and great-niece Penelope Marie Jones; brother Karl Edward Giere and wife, M. Ellen Giere, and nephew Preston Nathaniel Giere of Fort Worth, TX; niece Amanda Joe Traylor and husband, Matthew Traylor, of The Woodlands, TX, and great-nephew Noah Wilson Traylor; great-nieces, Olivia Maude, and Sophia Corinne Traylor; nephew Joshua Karlton Giere and wife, Amber Giere, of Ft. Worth,
TX, great-nephews Bennett Josiah and Atticus Joshua; great-nieces Bryn Ellen-Ann and Adelyn Pearl Giere; niece Alanna Jonel Pears and husband, Daniel Pears, of Springfield, Mo., great-nephew Jacob Daniel and great-niece Kayleigh Elizabeth Pears; aunts, Nona Whitworth of Waco, Tx.; Dorothy Jean McWha,of Temple, TX, uncle George Wesley Giere and wife, Joan Giere of Driftwood, TX; and a host of beloved cousins and friends.
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McKinsey Jones

Posted at 12:24pm
Uncle Kendall always gave the coolest Christmas gifts. Much like John Giere, he had the newest and latest gadget and technology. Over the years, the gifts got lost but the memories stayed sweet. A favorite memory is a visit to mom and dad’s. He was in his wheelchair and Penelope brought a ball to him. They tossed it back and forth for a good 10 minutes. She would get tired but Kendall kept motioning her to throw it. I’m so glad he’s whole and healed. Forever missed. Jealous until we get there too.
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Brenda White

Posted at 12:10pm
I will always remember Kendall's desire to help people in need or in a predicament. I'll never forget the time he actually saved my life by jumping into quick action the moment he saw trouble. He and I had traveled to Disney World in Florida with Dad and Mom. That morning we had all become separated and were each doing our own thing. I was waiting on a curb for the Disney Parade determined to be on the front row so I could get great pics of the characters passing by. The August sun was relentless and started cooking my brain cells during the hour I waited. As the crowd gathered behind me I started to feel faint. But I heard music playing and decided to quickly get a couples of pics and head for the shade. As the band came around the corner, led by Goofy, Mickey and Donald, I held the camera up to catch Goofy. He was goofy alright. As I looked into the camera my red hot brain saw him twirling around in 360 vertical circles.... its was the magic kingdom for sure. I couldn't believe my eyes and moved the camera only to see Goofy normal marching and tooting his horn. Then I looked through the camera again to see him magically twirl about in space one more time before fainting and falling backward into a crowd of 1000's. As I lay on the ground unconscious I started to suffocate because there is no oxygen amid so many legs! Kendall 'happened' to pass and saw a few of the crowd bending down towards me to see why this lady was trying to lie down during a Disney Parade. He knew someone was in trouble and he started fighting his way through the crowd and eventually got to me. He yelled and screamed at people to move out of the way and asked a man to help him pick me up and move me to safety. I'll always admire his ferocious, fighting spirit to help anyone in need but especially that day when the one who needed help was his big sis. I'll miss you Kendall. God's grace & mercy has chased you down and now you are completely whole and mended. For that I am eternally grateful.
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