Obituaries

Barbara Lou Rice Stockman

January 30, 2020

After 5 years of Alzheimer’s and less than a year with lung cancer, on January 30, 2020, the Lord called Barbara “Bobbie” home to be with him and family passed before.  She passed peacefully holding the hand of the man she loved for more than

James Ervin Schroeder, DVM

February 13, 2020

James Ervin Schroeder passed from this life into eternal life on Thursday, February 13th, 2020. Born August 4, 1941 in Winters, Texas to Erwin and Beatrice Schroeder, James inherited his daddy’s love for creation and his enthusiasm for hard work

Leslie M. (Jack) Tolbert

February 16, 2020

Leslie M. "Jack" Tolbert, 101, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020. Leslie Morris Tolbert was born August 16, 1918 in Greenwood, SC, the son of Bessie Jones and Leslie Morris Tolbert Sr.  After his service in the US Army Air Corps, he began a 3

Anne Burnett Windfohr Marion

February 11, 2020

Anne Burnett Windfohr Marion, whose epic Texas life included prominence as a leading rancher and horsewoman, philanthropist, and an internationally respected art collector and patron of the arts, died Tuesday in California after a battle with lung c

Samuel Russo

February 13, 2020

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Samuel Russo on February 13, 2020.  He left this earthly womb of existence and entered into the eternal presence of God after a generous lifetime of work, family and friends. Samuel was

Laura Stephens

February 6, 2020

Laura Stephens passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020. Laura Stephens was born February, 21, 1929 in Abilene to Ulric and Grace Hart Philley. She graduated from Abilene Christian College and taught mathematics at Paschal High School in Fort Worth.

Dr. James Leo Garrett Jr.

February 5, 2020

James Leo Garrett Jr., a Southern Baptist scholar and teacher who combined evangelical fervor with deep erudition and yearnings for Christians worldwide to find common ground, died late Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was 94.

Ladye Jane Dolive

February 4, 2020

Ladye Jane Dolive, 94, died on February 4, 2020. Ladye Jane Dolive, daughter of John L. Pipes and Elizabeth Jane Pipes, was born August 8, 1925 Terrell, TX. After the death of her father Jane and her mother moved to Huntsville, TX where she gradua

Nancy Lois Barse Moore

February 3, 2020

Nancy Lois Barse Moore, 87, passed away on February 3, 2020. Born to the late James Randolph Barse and Bonzie Evelyn Reynolds on June 1, 1932, Nancy, a lifelong resident of Fort Worth, graduated from Arlington Heights High School, where she met th

Sarah Campbell Ray

February 2, 2020

Sarah Campbell Ray passed from this life into the Kingdom of God on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Sarah Campbell Ray was born to Sarah Baker Campbell and Clifton Breckinridge Campbell in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 27, 1921. After graduating

Dora Elizabeth Clark Johnson

February 1, 2020

Dora Elizabeth Clark Johnson, age 86, completed her journey home on February 1, 2020. Born in Huntsville, Texas on January 24, 1934 to proud parents Lindsey S. Clark (deceased) and Cecil E. Tarbutton Clark (deceased), the youngest of three childre

Mary Elise Alderdice Yarbro

January 28, 2020

Mary Elise Yarbro, 98, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 just as she lived her life, with a smile on her face. Elise Alderdice Yarbro was born in Midlothian, Texas on June 5, 1921, to Joseph Lloyd and Mary Hamlett A

Janet Lill Caero

January 26, 2020

Janet Lill Caero, 87, joined her parents and many siblings in heaven on January 26, 2020. She was at home, surrounded by her family. Janet was born October 9, 1932 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the 9th of 13 children of Loretta Graf Lill and Joseph C. L

Joseph James (Joe) Bilardi

January 26, 2020

Joseph “Joe” James Bilardi passed away on January 26, 2020. Joe was born in New Canaan, Connecticut.  He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955.  He married Patricia “Pat” Manning in 1955 while he

Sr. Mary A. Merdian

January 26, 2020

Sister Mary Merdian (Mary Adelia Merdian ), a Sister of St. Mary of Namur, was a native of Houston, Texas. She said she was nurtured by her family, her Catholic faith, and her parish life as well as her early education with the Sisters of St. Mary at

Mary Ward Sheldon

January 24, 2020

Mary Ward Sheldon, 83, died on January 24, 2020. Mary Ward Sheldon, daughter of Everett John Ward and Imogene Balcom Ward, was born January 11, 1937 in Little Rock, AR. That same year, her family moved to Fort Smith, AR, then Cedar Hill, TX in 194

Catherine Alvina Bellinghausen Pavlicek

January 22, 2020

Catherine Alvina Bellinghausen Pavlicek, 88, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Catherine was born October 24, 1931 in Rhineland, TX, to West Texas cotton farmers, Hubert L. and Rosina Regina Bellinghausen who were blessed with 10 childre

David Michael Bailey

January 21, 2020

Willis Bailey stepped down from his drum kit one last time. David Michael Bailey (Willis Bailey), 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Fort Worth on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 with his brothers, Kevin and Chuck, beside him. David fought a courage

Zelda Lorraine France

January 21, 2020

Zelda Lorraine France, age 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at her home in Cresson, Texas. She was born in San Jose, California on February 3, 1935 to Thomas and Mary Rodrigues. As the oldest of three daughters of Portugues

Jeanette Wayland Shocklee

January 20, 2020

Jeanette Wayland Shocklee, 98, died peacefully on January 20, 2020. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Jeanette was born in Butler, MO on December 5, 1921 to Henry Herbert and Ruth Irene Wayland. She is survived by her

Thomas Patrick Gordon Jr.

January 19, 2020

Thomas Patrick Gordon Jr. (Pat), passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 surrounded by his family after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease. Pat was born on February 7, 1941 to the late Pauline and Thomas Patrick Gordon of Oklahoma City.

Anna Delee Harmon Botzer

January 17, 2020

Anna Delee Harmon Botzer, 84, died January 17, 2020. She was born November 28, 1935 in Greenwich, Ohio, the daughter of Fred and Evelyn (King) Harmon.

Carmen Alice Brooks

January 16, 2020

Carmen Alice Brooks, 81, was born June 20, 1938 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and died January 16, 2020 in Fort Worth.  She moved to Brooklyn, New York in middle school and graduated high school from Bay Ridge High School. Alice worked on Wallstreet fo

Michael Terrance (Mickey) Rooney

January 16, 2020

United States Air Force Colonel (retired) Michael Terrance "Mickey"  Rooney, 73, flew his final mission on January 16, 2020. An exceptionally intelligent man and member of MENSA, Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawai

Sara Lou Young Cargill

January 8, 2020

Sara Lou Young Cargill, 91, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Sara Lou was born November 3, 1928 in Cushing, Oklahoma, daughter of Valcus and Thelma Young.  As a girl, she served as organist at The First Baptist Church and for the local