Heights Funeral Home

1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX


Gloria Jean Furkovich

December 27, 1930July 14, 2020
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Gloria "Jean" Furkovich passed away peacefully in her home on July 14, 2020, in Spring, Texas at the age of 89. Jean was born to Lester Jenkins and Dollie Greenwood December 27, 1930, in Houston, Texas. She grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana. She met John Benjamin Furkovich and married. They had daughters Dayne Laas, Donna Collins married to Rick Collins and Debbie Lopez. She had four grandchildren, Tiffany Sosa married to Sabre, Kelly Alvarado married to Lee, Lindsay Toren and Derik Lopez, and 6 great grandchildren, Jaxen Sosa, Olivia Sosa, Mason Alvarado, Jacob Toren, Parker Toren and Collins Toren. Jean was preceded in death by her husband John on January 25, 2008. Most knew and called her Biggy, a nick name given to her by her first grandchild, Tiffany. Jean went to work at Harold’s Mens in the Heights in the mid-Seventies after being a full time housewife and Mother who raised her daughters in church, donated her time in PTA and various positions in three schools, and always available to help friends and neighbors. She was not only a Christian, Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, but an inspiration and mother figure to all that knew her. A visitation for Gloria will be held Monday, July 20, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, Texas 77008. A graveside service will occur Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, 13102 North Fwy, Houston, Texas 77060.

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  • Dayne Laas, Daughter
  • Donna Collins and her husband Rick, Daughter
  • Debbie Lopez, Daughter
  • Tiffany Sosa and her husband Sabre, Granddaughter
  • Kelly Alvarado and her husband Lee, Granddaughter
  • Lindsay Toren, Granddaughter
  • Derik Lopez, Grandson
  • Jaxen Sosa, Great Grandson
  • Olivia Sosa, Great Granddaughter
  • Mason Alvarado, Great Grandson
  • Jacob Toren, Great Grandson
  • Parker Toren, Great Grandson
  • Collins Toren, Great Grandson
  • John Furkovich, Husband (deceased)

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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 20, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Gloria Jean Furkovich

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Brenda Gaut

July 22, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Jean was such a sweet person and my Aunt Jeanette Crnko loved her dearly. I’m sure they are having a great reunion in heaven. I can imagine them laughing and having a great time being together in their new pain and disease free bodies.
Praying for your family as you move through this difficult time. I pray you will dwell on all the wonderful memories you have of Jean.
I love the picture of her and Aunt Jeanette.

Niece of Jeanette Crnko

Gaynell Martin-Selman

July 19, 2020

Dear Dayne, Donna, Debbie, and family,
Your mother was one of my first friend requests on Facebook. I don’t ever remember having the pleasure and opportunity to meet her in person. If I did, it was many years ago. I can tell you one thing about her for sure, and that she always was a great strong lady, independent, and strong in her faith. She was very inspirational to me. She will now live on through all of you. It is very hard right now, but you have many friends and family members that will always be here for you. As time goes on, you will realize that you apples never fell very far from that tree. I send you peace, sympathy, and my deepest heartfelt condolences. You will continue to be in my prayers. She has now spread her wings. 😇🕊

Diane (Perkins) McAlpine

July 18, 2020

Debbie, Donna, Rick and Family,

Mrs. Furkovich was one special lady. Hugs to all of you during this difficult time.

Jeanie Radford

July 18, 2020

I will always remember Jean joining her daughter, Donna, at the Ladies fall luncheons at our church. She was such a sweet lady, just like her daughter my sweet friend. I know she will be dearly missed by her family and leaves behind many wonderful examples of Christian living.

Randy and Janet Hunt

July 18, 2020

Dear sweet Donna, You, Rick and your family are in our prayers during this heartfelt time. What a joy your mom was to everyone she met and how lucky you are to have been able to enjoy her for so many years. She was a great mom, spouse and friend to so many and we all learned so much from her thru the years. I know she will be missed here but so much rejoicing with her heavenly family now. We love you! Janet and Randy 😘

Jimmie & George Parish

July 17, 2020

Dayne, Donna & Rick, & Debbie—my cousins

your mom, my aunt Jean was the best and I will miss her. Geo & I are thinking of you all and the many times we have been together over the years and how much we treasure those times.
Know that distance keeps us away but our hearts hold you close.
Love, Jimmie & George

Larry Schulin

July 17, 2020

My dear friend Donna, and family. So sorry for your loss. OUR loss. "Mom" was there for us at Browning for all those formative years. Obviously she must have taken off a few days considering how a few of us turned out haha..
We should all celebrate her life. She contributed so much to so many.

I am forever grateful to her, for giving us her daughter, my life long beloved friend Donna. 💝

Debbie Brannon

July 15, 2020

Jean was like a mother to me, welcoming me into her home when I needed a place to stay. She was such an inspiration to me and all those she knew. I always wished for a family like they had. I will cherish the memories and forever love her.


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