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    Gary Crespo

    General Manager

    Gary A. Crespo, the third son of 4 children, grew up in the funeral business as a third-generation funeral director in Friendswood, Texas. He gained a strong work ethic from his experiences in the business with his father, grandfather and 2 brothers, which was reinforced at home by his mother and older brother.

    Gary graduated Commonwealth College of Funeral Service while working full time in 1987. He later graduated from Letourneau University with a Bachelor of Science in business management in 1998. Gary is a past board member of the Friendswood Education Foundation and currently serving as a board member of the Texas Cemetery Association.

    Gary's greatest joys are his 4 children, 1 daughter-in-law and his granddaughter and loves being actively involved in their lives and activities.

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    Tina Louwerse Markevich

    Funeral Director

    Tina began serving part time in the funeral industry in 1986 before going full time in 1988. Her professional mentor nurtured her lifelong love and appreciation for funeral service in addition to training her as a funeral director and teaching her the importance of community involvement.

    After serving 15 years as a funeral director in the Houston area, Tina left the industry to further her education in the medical field. She managed a physical therapy clinic, served as an area manager in home health and as a medic in emergency medicine. As much as she enjoyed working the medical field, Tina missed the funeral industry. In July 2015, Tina joined the Dignity Memorial® team.

    Tina's free time is divided volunteering wherever she is needed—with the local food bank, Bo’s Place, the LIFT program and others. She lives in Galveston and loves the outdoors. When she's not on the beach or motorcycling, Tina is usually spending time with the Houston Area Trails Hiking Club, the Texas Outdoor Woman Network, kayaking, fishing, hunting, training for a marathon or trying some new recipe.