• Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home
    Houston, TX
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Joseph N. Hurst 1924 - 2013
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Sunday, August 11, 2013
I did not get to ask you about that wonderful painting of your father. I liked it very much. It had a style almost reminiscent of John Singer Sargent in the softness of the palette and the representation of his features.
Friday, August 09, 2013
I'm very sorry to hear that your father passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hope he is in a more peaceful place.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Even when you are expecting the loss, nothing can prepare you for that sad moment when that loved one is no longer there. Big hugs.
Friday, August 09, 2013
My heart goes out to you. This was unexpected, yet not unexpected at the older ages. I am so glad he did not suffer and that he had what sounds like a good life surrounded by people and children who loved him. It is so hard to lose parents. My mom died in '99 and I still find myself wanting to pick up the phone and call her when something good happens. We never really know how much we miss them.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Sorry to hear about your father. Treasure your memories of him. All our best.
Scott and Cathi Roberts
Thursday, August 08, 2013
I am so sad for you. My stepfather, whom I adored, died from ALS when I was in the ninth grade, after being ill for two years. I have never gotten over losing him. I can't imagine how difficult it must be for you to face life without your father in it. I am so sorry. Wish there was something to somehow make it easier.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your father, Teresa. I know it is so hard for you, your mother and your whole family, and my heart goes out to you. It is a blessing that he was able to live independently for so long and that he died quickly. We'll be thinking of you.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. No matter how prepared we think we are, the passing of a family member or friend is a hard blow -- especially losing a parent.
My deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
We understand your loss and would like to have our parents forever. Fortunately he spent a large number of those 88 years with you.
Sandy and Duane
Thursday, August 08, 2013
We really share your sorrow -- my father died a few months ago, just shy of his 93rd birthday. But it still hit hard. Sending wishes for your healing.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Barbara and Jerrold
Thursday, August 08, 2013
My sincere condolences on your recent loss of your father. From experiencing such a loss myself, I have come to understand that the passing of our parents, even though we may expect it, is a unique sadness. Enjoy the good memories of his long life!
Thursday, August 08, 2013
My deepest sympathies. I know it's rough -- stay strong. May peace be with you and your family.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
We're so sorry to hear about your father. It can be somewhat comforting to know that it was quick, but the loss is still difficult to deal with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Norma and Tom
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Please know how often and much you are in my thoughts these days. No words are right. Much love to you.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
We are so sorry for the loss of your father. Our sympathy goes out to you and James and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Ann
Thursday, August 08, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You were so lucky to have his wisdom and guidance close at hand for so long. I know that the pain is acute now, but hold on to the happy memories. They will keep you strong. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
The funeral service was a wonderful tribute to your Dad's life. Hearing the story of how he played on the first football team for the U of H was awesome..what a legacy! I've enclosed a poem written by my husband's Aunt Sue. My hope is that this poem may soothe you as you deal with the grief of Mr. Hurst's death. I hope it may bring a smile to your face and gratitude for the time you had together.

When those we hold dear
Are no longer here,
And their physical presence
Is gone,
Their memories flood
Our senses
And we know we are
Not alone.

The things they taught us
And the times we shared
Helped to make us
Who we are
And we carry their legacy
Always,
Whether near to them,
Or far.

Their spirit binds us
Forever,
For they're no more than
A thought away
And the love they gave
Remains behind
To give fragrance
To each day.
(By Sue Grigsby)
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
I am so sorry about the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your father and can only imagine how difficult it must be for you and your family.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
I am so sorry you lost Teresa's father. You never are prepared for that loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Take good care and know I love you.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Though we all know this day is coming, it's difficult to prepare for and accept. I hope the following poem brings you some comfort:

"Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die."
(Mary Frye)
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jeff and Teresa
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
I am so, so sorry for your loss. What a tragedy for your family, but what a blessing for your Dad in passing so quickly. We love you and are here for you.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
What an incredible man with a great life and legacy. I can see why you're so proud of him, as I'm sure he was of you. I'll be thinking of you and your family with prayers for the future and thanks for the blessings of your Dad's life.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him from our visit to Houston. He appeared to be a wonderful person and reminded me so much of Leo. I know this is a very difficult time for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss.
Jerald and Joyce
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. He was a great gentleman. My late father did not play sports, but was a lifelong Cougar of that era -- attending on the GI Bill, as I suppose your dad did...likely saw your dad play. I lived on the campus from roughly zero to two years...they have shown me the pictures over time. I went through your picture gallery -- it was great and so represented the era he lived in. So sorry for your loss.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
New York, Saw Mill River Motel -- we all met! East Brunswick, N.J. -- we lived across the street! Houston -- Joe and Bob fished and shrimped and we lived a good life. Lots of memories for your family and mine. Loving thoughts.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Joe's passing. We hope God will comfort you all in your hours of need. We loved him and all of you as well.
Keith and Jeannie
Monday, August 05, 2013
So sorry to hear about Joe. I really enjoyed meeting and visiting with him when we came to Houston. It sounds like he led a very interesting and fulfilling life. I'm sure this is a difficult time, but you have so many wonderful memories to look back on. I am certain what he enjoyed the most in his later years was all the time you spent with him, including your mini-trips to Galveston. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Mary Jane, Teresa and Laura -- My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you and your loved ones.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Teresa, I am sorry to learn of your Father's passing. My sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy are with you. You and your family are in my prayers. May God Bless you ... Shirley Curtis (Missour City, TX)
Monday, July 22, 2013
Teresa,

I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard the sad news. Your dad really sounds like an extraordinary person, but then again, so is his daughter. Kathleen Wynne
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Our thoughts are with you all. After reading the obituary, it is easy to see what an incredible individual he was. We will keep you in our prayers during what we know will be a difficult time.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Teresa, prayers for you, your mom, and your sister. When you have time to talk, I want to learn more about your dad. Bill Anderson
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Teresa, Know that I am thinking of you and your family during this time. The pictures posted on the site tell the story of a life well lived. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Teresa, we are so sorry to hear about your father. He must have been an incredible person, because he has an incredible daughter. Our thoughts are with you. Sarah Colletti/ Roger Baker
Friday, July 19, 2013
Theresa, we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. We know he was a great guy and wonderful father. He will be missed by many people. Josie and Paul Ochoa
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