Our Obituaries

Charles A. BARNS

October 30, 1932 - December 15, 2017

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Donald Phillip Shellenberg

September 4, 1926 - December 13, 2017

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Ann Standerfer Jay

July 24, 1926 - December 13, 2017

Ann Beatrice Standerfer Jay, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, died and went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Ann was born on July 24, 1926 in McKinney Texas. She was the daughter of Armpy and Margaret Standerfer. She is survived by her sons Tommy Wheeler Jr., Leonard Newman Jr., and Mark Crockett; by her daughter Jeanette Wheeler; by her sister Betty Sue Dowden; and her brother...
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Michael Scott Knuths

April 30, 1936 - December 13, 2017

Knuths, Michael Scott Died on December 13, 2017. He was born on April 30, 1936 in Ames, Iowa to Michael Frederick Knuths and Mary Emma Parsons. He graduated from Ames High School in 1954, enrolled in the U.S. Army and served in the Tank and Armor Unit in Germany. He was a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder where he met Lois, his wife of 48 years. Upon his graduation from the...
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Barbara Jane Arnstein

December 17, 1927 - December 13, 2017

ARNSTEIN, BARBARA JANE12/17/1927 - 12/13/2017Barbara was a devoted wife and mother. She was born on 12/17/1927 in Providence, Rhode Island to Irwin and Rose Forbstein. She was raised in Providence and graduated from Brown University with a BA in Philosophy. She was proud of her academic achievements, graduating magna cum laude, as well as her membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society. In 1949,...
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E. G. Criswell

August 11, 1940 - December 11, 2017

Former Arizona resident, E. G. "Cris" Criswell, 77, went home to be with our Lord Dec. 11, 2017 in Plano, TX, surrounded by his beloved family.Cris was born Aug. 11, 1940, in Tulsa, OK to Victor E. Criswell & Doris Messenger Criswell. He grew up in Tulsa, OK graduating from Will Rogers High School & went on to attend Phillips University in Enid, OK. He began with the intention of going into the...
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Clefa Anne Bussey

February 16, 1932 - December 9, 2017

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Mamie Dell Miya

November 26, 1924 - December 8, 2017

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John Webb Lawrence

October 4, 1948 - December 8, 2017

John Webb Lawrence, John was born in Austin, Texas to Peggy Lovelady and John Michael Lawrence III on October 4, 1948 and passed away on December 8, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. He was known for being loyal, caring, hilarious and a great dancer. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan, Texas and attended Texas A&M University and then continued his studies at the American University in...
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Ruth Sharp Altshuler

March 10, 1924 - December 8, 2017

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Bette L. Taraba

March 17, 1932 - December 8, 2017

Bette Taraba, 85, of Dallas passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 of natural causes at a local Dallas hospital. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend to all that knew and loved her. She was born in Roswell, New Mexico on March 17, 1932 to Roy and Ethel Moore Crandall. She was raised in Whitesboro, Texas and has lived in the Dallas area most...
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Susan Lila Sikora

August 24, 1941 - December 7, 2017

Susan "Sue" Sikora, age 76, died due to complications from cancer on December 7, 2017, in Dallas, Texas.Sue was born on August 24, 1941 in New York, New York to her parents Murray and Miriam Roth. She attended the University of Texas in Austin. In 1960, she married David "Sonny" Sikora and then raised their three children in Dallas. Sue loved her family more than anything and looked forward to...
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Herbert Roger Baker

November 12, 1928 - December 5, 2017

Herbert Roger "Pops" Baker was born November 12, 1928 in Kermit, Texas and passed away December 5, 2017 in Richardson, Texas. His life was lived through determination, fierce grit, and steadfast principle. These traits served him well and allowed him to rise from an agrarian life in rural North Texas to a fulfilling and successful one in Dallas. Herbert proudly served his country in World War II...
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Marian Lee Eisenberg

September 4, 1928 - December 5, 2017

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Tommye Irene Parnell

January 25, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Tommye Irene Parnell passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, at the age of 89. She was born in Clarksville, Texas on January 25, 1928. In 1949 she married Dr. Bill Parnell and together they shared the pleasures and challenges of raising 6 children while Bill's medical practice prospered. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe for medical conventions and pleasure. ...
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Edgar R. Crissey

October 13, 1923 - December 4, 2017

Edgar R. Crissey ("Ed"), left this world and joined his Savior and loved ones, on December 4, 2017, in Dallas. Ed was born on October 13, 1923, in Harvard, Illinois. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1941.Ed served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII as a radar technician and operator, first on anti-submarine patrol then with the 15th Air Force in North Africa and Italy....
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John Albert Brigance

August 27, 1920 - December 3, 2017

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Dorothy Judd

March 28, 1933 - December 3, 2017

Dorothy Jo Williams Judd was born on March 28, 1933 on a farm outside the rural New Hope community near Anson, Texas to Ernest J. and Rilla Margaret Williams. She was the middle child who helped her Daddy pick cotton on the family farm until the dust bowl forced the Williams to relocate to nearby Abilene and give up farming. After completing high school, Dorothy began a modeling career along...
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Maximilliane Brigitte Kijek

December 20, 1937 - December 2, 2017

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Virginia Lee Gemberling

January 15, 1922 - December 1, 2017

VIRGINIA LEE (GINNY) GEMBERLING, resident of Dallas since 1956, passed away quietly on December 1, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born January 15, 1922 in Springfield, Illinois, the only child of William Carl Best and Jean Benscoter Best, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert Perry Gemberling. She is survived by their only...
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James Bascom Wilkinson

July 28, 1930 - December 1, 2017

James Bascom WilkinsonLt Col. James Bascom Wilkinson, ( USMC, ret ) 87, passed away peacefully at home in Dallas, Texas of complications from Congestive Heart Failure on December 1, 2017.Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 28, 1930 to Fay and John Wilkinson, he joined the Marine Corps at 18, later graduating from the University of Alabama while in the service. Serving in the Vietnam War as an...
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Mary Graham Lomax

September 19, 1924 - December 1, 2017

Mary Graham Lomax, nee Mary Henderson Graham, died December 1, 2017 at age 93 from natural causes. She was well-loved and appreciated by all who knew her. Born to Leonard William and Henrietta Priscilla Graham in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada, Mary attended the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. She lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving to Dallas in November of 1953. She...
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John Lawrence McGrael

February 21, 1931 - December 1, 2017

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Jody Schramm Gribble

June 7, 1940 - November 30, 2017

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Jon B. White

January 12, 1936 - November 30, 2017

Jon Burran White, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, 81, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Jon fought a brief fight with various earthly ailments, but right to the end had a wry smile and gleam in his eye for all. Jon was born in Kilgore, Texas on January 12, 1936 to Olin Ward & Bernice Burran White. He was the younger of two boys. Jon attended Kilgore Junior...
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Michael Allen Bill

May 9, 1977 - November 30, 2017

Michael Allen Bill was welcomed into his eternal heavenly home on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 40 years old, after a two year battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 13 years, Carter McCaslin Bill, and three daughters, Elizabeth, 10; Jacqueline, 8; and Mary Katherine, 6; parents, Mary and Richard Bill; brother, Richard, and his wife, Michelle; sisters, Kristin and Noelle, and her husband,...
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Janet E. Martinez

September 22, 1959 - November 29, 2017

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Steven Harris Phelps

April 28, 1965 - November 29, 2017

Steven Harris Phelps, 52, passed away at his home in Dallas, TX on November 27, 2017. Steve was born on April 28, 1965 in St. Louis MO to William and Anita Phelps. After graduating from Richardson High School, he went on to graduate Suma Cum Laude from SMU, and then graduated from The University of Texas Law School with honors. Steve lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; spending...
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Rosemary G. Cox

July 4, 1924 - November 29, 2017

Rosemary Cox, born July 4th 1924, died November 29th 2017.Rosemary is survived by her three children: Carolyn (Don) Schmidt, Charles (Lucy) Cox and Cindy Cox, her eight grandchildren: Chris (Stacia) and Chad (Jennifer) Price, Brandon (Lauren) Schmidt, Charles, Allie and David Cox and Connor and Collin Murry, and her six great-grandchildren: Clayton and Chance Price, Caroline and Jack Price, and...
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Edwin Lederman

August 16, 1933 - November 28, 2017

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Cleta Sharp Ortloff

January 12, 1918 - November 25, 2017

Cleta Sharp Ortloff came into this world on January 12, 1918, and passed away at 99 years of age on November 25th, 2017. She was one of eleven brothers and sisters who were the children of Cleveland and Zora Sharp, two of whom were infants who went to Heaven before the age of two years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and Zora Sharp, her husband John E. Ortloff, her sisters...
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Harriet Halsell

October 2, 1938 - November 25, 2017

Harriet Halsell, beloved cousin and loyal friend passed away Saturday, November 25, at her home in Dallas, Texas. Born October 2, 1938, in Bonham, Texas, she graduated Bonham High School and later attended Hollins College in Virginia and graduated from The University of Texas in Austin, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. As a young woman, Harriet first lived for a time in Hawaii...
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Susan Mary Spies

April 22, 1946 - November 25, 2017

Susan Mary Spies, beloved mother and grandmother "Kitty" passed away early in the morning of Nov. 25th 2017 peacefully at home in Dallas, Texas after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Susan was born on April 22, 1946 in Tyler, Texas where she grew up with her two sisters and one brother. Her parents Royce Eugene Wisenbaker and Clorinda Di Pietro raised Susan in a loving and happy home in...
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William Rice Broocks

December 18, 1924 - November 24, 2017

William Rice (Bill) Broocks passed away November 24, 2017 at the age of 92. Bill was born December 18, 1924 in Pharr, TX to Minnie Rice and Ben C Broocks. Bill grew up in Texas graduating from McAllen High School. At the outbreak of World War II, Bill enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific Theater on one of the most decorated submarines of WWII. After the war, he graduated from...
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Reizl Bogoslavsky

July 1, 1929 - November 24, 2017

Reizl (Roza) Bogoslavsky, 88, passed away on Nov 24, 2017 in Bellevue, WA.Born in Kishinev, Moldova (former USSR), she was a remarkable woman who never knew a challenge she couldn't overcome. And, she was as tender as she was strong - loving and caring for her family and loved ones immensely. She is missed dearly.Reizl is survived by daughter Miriam; grandsons Roman, Matthew and Daniel; and great...
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Joseph Edward Dister

February 2, 1937 - November 23, 2017

Joseph Edward Dister, an ardent golfer, car enthusiast, downhill skier, businessman, rum drinker, tennis and gin rummy player, loyal friend, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and proud owner of his dear dog Maggie, died on Nov. 23 at his new home in Dallas, TX with his wife by his side. He was 80. The cause of death: his heart and lungs couldn't keep up with his desire to live life to the...
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Frances Elizabeth Cain

April 11, 1924 - November 22, 2017

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Frances Elizabeth Cain

April 11, 1924 - November 22, 2017

Frances Elizabeth Cain was born in Stamford, Texas on April 11,1924 to Edgar Kellogg and Annie Jewel Hall. She grew up in Dallas as an only child and graduated from Highland Park High School. Frances attended North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington, Texas, (now University of Texas at Arlington) where she studied and obtained a certificate concentrating on secretarial, bookkeeping and...
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William David Malone

September 28, 1968 - November 21, 2017

William David Malone, 49, of Dallas was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 21, 2017. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, devoted son and brother, and a loyal friend to all that knew him. David was born in Midland, Texas to William and Laura "Skippy" Malone on September 28, 1968. He attended Midland High School where he played football and baseball and then...
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Francis Murdell Holbert

December 27, 1917 - November 20, 2017

Murdell Holbert passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, 2017 in El Paso, TX. She was 99 and 11/12; just shy of her 100th birthday.Murdell was born on Dec. 27, 1917 in Eskota, TX to her parents Norman and Ivy Weatherby. In 1935, she married Tom Holbert and hade one child together, Patricia. During the war years, Murdell worked at the Western Union in Los Angeles, CA. In 1955, she moved to Ruidoso, NM...
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Dudley Cloy Gray

June 4, 1931 - November 19, 2017

Dudley C. Gray, June 4, 1931-November 19, 2017Dudley Gray was born on June 4, 1931 in Centralia, Illinois, to Helen and Cloy Gray. His father died when Dudley was 7. His mother remarried, and the family moved to Los Angeles, California.Dudley attended The Harvard School, (now Harvard-Westlake), then a military institution which he enjoyed very much. He was promoted to one of the top ranks in the...
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Enrique Becerril Rojo

April 10, 1925 - November 18, 2017

Enrique "Henry" Rojo, 92, of Corpus Christi, TX passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his residence in Garland, TX. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and friend to all who knew and loved him. Born in Mexico City, Mexico on April 10, 1925 to Jose and Guadalupe Rojo Becerril, Enrique immigrated to the US as a...
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Dorothy Jean Brown

May 5, 1931 - November 18, 2017

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Bettie Walker Queen

March 2, 1925 - November 17, 2017

Bettie Louise Walker Queen, 92, of Dallas passed away Nov. 17, 2017, in Dallas. She was born March 2, 1925, in Irving. She was a 1943 graduate of Irving High School. She and her husband of 69 years, J. Boyd Queen, lived and worked in the East Dallas and Lakewood areas of Dallas. They founded a CPA firm that grew into Queen, Biel and Fisette. She worked side by side with her husband until their...
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Rebecca Kate Snyder

July 12, 1985 - November 16, 2017

Rebecca Goldberg Snyder, 32, was born in Dallas, TX on July12, 1985, to Larry & Carol Goldberg of Plano, TX and passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on November 16, 2017. To Rebecca, there was nothing more important than family. She married the love of her life Edmund Snyder on July 3, 2011, and together set out on a journey to create their own. After many trials and tribulations, Rebecca saw...
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Andrea Alane True

December 17, 1963 - November 15, 2017

On the evening of Sunday, November 12, I was thinking about birthday gifts that I would purchase for Andrea's 54th birthday on December 17 and, for her son (my grandson), Zach's 18th birthday on December 4. On the morning of Wednesday, November 15, Andrea gave up her 8 year battle to her nemesis, colon cancer. Who was Andrea Alane True? She was a bright, witty and loyal woman of many talents who...
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Myrna Carole Rheudasil

February 4, 1939 - November 15, 2017

Myrna Carole Rheudasil passed away Wednesday November 15th, she was 78 at the time of her death. Myrna is survived by Jay Roberts of Dallas, and her Sisters Norma Thompson of Friona Texas and JoAnn Gordoni of Norman Oklahoma. She was proceeded in Death by her parents Wilbur and Velma Thompson of Ada Oklahoma, and her Brother Charles Thompson of Duncan Oklahoma. Myrna leaves many Nephews, Nieces...
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Roberta K. Morrison

July 16, 1926 - November 14, 2017

Roberta "Bobbie" Kilby Morrison died peacefully on November 14, 2017. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Garland, 930 West Avenue B, Garland TX on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 4:00pm. Her husband, William (Bill) Morrison, her mother, Floy Kilby, and father, Frances Kilby, preceded her in death. Bobbie was born July 16, 1926 on the family farm...
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Barbara Joyce Bierbrier

December 23, 1932 - November 14, 2017

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Kevin John McKay

July 4, 1974 - November 13, 2017

Kevin John McKay, a loving son, brother and Uncle , passed away at 43, on November 13th 2017, in Dallas TX. He is survived by his parents John and Christine McKay of Dallas, brother Mark McKay, sister- in law Stacy McKay, and nephews Duff and Brigg McKay 10 and 8, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins from New York and California.Kevin was born July 4th, 1974 in Stamford, CT and later...
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Ella Novak

September 15, 1934 - November 11, 2017

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Eugene Weston

April 24, 1920 - November 10, 2017

Eugene Weston, whose knowing eye and unwavering taste elevated the market for upscale furniture, home decoration and fine art in Dallas, died on November 10 after a long illness. He was 97. A loving family man and decorated veteran of World War II, Gene never graduated from high school but used his sparkling intellect, hard work and love of people to become a gifted businessman and active...
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Lisa Udashen

March 5, 1957 - November 10, 2017

Lisa Udashen, age 60, a lifelong resident of Dallas, passed away on November 10, 2017, after abrave battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Esther Udashen.Lisa was born on March 5, 1957, at Florence Nightingale Hospital and graduated from HillcrestHigh School in 1974. Lisa started her retail career as a young child at her father's business,Levine's Department Store....
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John Kershaw

April 15, 1929 - November 8, 2017

Reverend John Kershaw, age 88, of Dallas TX, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.John Kershaw was a citizen of three earthly worlds: Palestine (Israel); England; and America. Now, there is the spiritual world to which he has just attained, our Heavenly Home with the Lord Jesus Christ. John held passports for all these countries and used them as needed. He prepared long and...
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Joan Cook

August 25, 1937 - November 8, 2017

Joan Macklin Cook was born on August 25, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois and died on November 8, 2017 at Highland Springs in Dallas, Texas. A longtime resident of Dallas, Joan graduated from Sam Houston State University and soon after joined American Airlines, Inc., from which she retired. For many years, Joan was a Manager of the Admirals Club at DFW Airport. She was preceded in death by her...
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Luella E. Marx

June 12, 1920 - November 7, 2017

Luella E. Marx, age 97 of Dallas, Texas passed away on November 7, 2017. Luella was born June 12, 1920 in Weidman, Michigan to Andrew and Elizabeth Vogel. Luella was an active member of Saint Monica parish, and Catholic Daughters of America, St. Faustina Court. She loved to play bridge and was active in the Texas Square Dance Association, Right Angle Squares, and served as President from 1987 to...
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Joan Marilyn Triplett

October 13, 1941 - November 4, 2017

After a protracted battle with cancer, Joan Marilyn Triplett, died on November 4, 2017 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 76. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Robert G. Triplett, her sister Judith Cole, her children Scott and Lisa Henry, Allison and Stephen Flink, Amber and Rob Triplett, Melissa Triplett, Jarah and Neville Triplett, Lauren and Patrick Triplett and her grandchildren Marc Kaylor,...
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Frank Baird Marshall

December 18, 1935 - November 4, 2017

Frank Baird Marshall, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, 81, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 4, 2017, after a brief but brave fight against cancer. Frank, the oldest of two boys, was born in Gilmer, Texas, on December 18, 1935, to Johnnie Lois Marshall and Frank Hart Marshall. At the age of 5, the family moved to Mount Pleasant, Texas, to open Marshall's department store...
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Fred C. Howell

November 10, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Fred C. Howell, Jr. age 87 of Dallas, Texas passed from this life on November 3, 2017 in Dallas, Texas from a short illness. He will always be remembered as a special person to all that knew and loved him. He was born on November 10, 1929 in Temple, Oklahoma to Fred C. Howell, Sr. and Ethel Elizabeth Howell. He graduated from Temple High School in Temple, Oklahoma and completed an accounting...
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Mary Kay Mccarty

March 15, 1945 - November 3, 2017

Mary Kay Kerr McCarty, of Dallas, Texas, 72, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, November 3, 2017. She was born March 15, 1945 in Victoria, Texas, married May 31, 1968 to Justin S. McCarty, Jr., her beloved sweetheart of 50 years. They had 3 daughters, Mary Kay McCarty Westwood (and husband Arthur G. Westwood), Elizabeth McCarty McMillan (and husband Carter J. McMillan)...
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Geraldine Anita Cunningham

April 26, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Geraldine Anita Cunningham was born in Fort Smith, AR in 1929 and lived there for 77 years. She married John Bostick Cunningham in 1957 who preceded her in death in 2005. They had two children, Todd Bostick Cunningham of Dallas, and Lynn Cunningham Brown and her husband Chris of Santa Barbara, California. Two grandsons, Alex Brown and Andrew Brown. She was well known in musical circles in Fort...
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Patricia White

September 28, 1939 - November 2, 2017

Patricia Lilline (Carstarphen) White, age 78, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on November 2, 2017. Patsy was born on September 28, 1939 in Dallas, TX to Robert Lowry and Irene (Smith) Carstarphen. She was a graduate of Highland Park HS (1957) and Southern Methodist University (1961) with a degree in elementary education. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She married William Robert...
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Vy Khanh Luu

December 10, 1959 - November 1, 2017

Vy Khanh Luu was born and raised in Qui Nhon, Vietnam. In 1979, Vy and his family of thirteen fled from the Vietnam Communist takeover and made it to America.Vy graduated from highschool and worked as a laborer at various jobs throughout his life.Vy was a friendly person and his favorite hobby was Chinese Chess. He is survived by his parents, Tam Tinh Luu & Anh Ngoc Hong; Nine brothers and...
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Sun Duk Ahn

February 21, 1928 - November 1, 2017

Sun Duk (Suni) Ahn, born on February 21, 1928, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. She was 89.Mrs. Ahn was born in Kumgang-san, a region located in present-day North Korea, and attended Bae Hwa Girls High School in Seoul until 1946. In 1947, she married Chai Ho Ahn, M.D., in Masan, South Korea. Between 1952-1959, she remained with her four children in Korea...
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Richard F. Lanham

August 30, 1923 - November 1, 2017

Richard Foster Lanham departed this life peacefully at his home in Dallas TX on 1 November 2017. Dick was born in Bonham TX 94 years ago to parents Richard Foster Lanham Sr & Helen Kennedy Suddath. He was preceded in death by brother Donald K Lanham & sister Charlene Rivenburg, & son-in-law Larry Dodge. He moved to Dallas at age 3 and attended Robert E Lee, Woodrow Wilson, and graduated from...
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James Wallace Mallory

November 8, 1925 - November 1, 2017

James Wallace Mallory, born November 8, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington, died peacefully after a short illness on November 1, 2017 in Dallas, Texas, one week short of his 92nd birthday.Jim proudly served his country during World War II in the Pacific arena as a member of the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in accounting and in a minor in geography, on a full...
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Barbara Thum

November 3, 1937 - October 31, 2017

Barbara Kreditor Thum, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away on October 31, 2017. She was born on November 3, 1937 in Bronx, New York, the eldest daughter of Louis and May Kreditor. She moved to Dallas when she was six years old. She graduated from Hillcrest High School and earned her bachelor's degree from SMU. Barbara was very involved with Jewish Family Services and was a lifelong...
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Gail Patricia Vinocur

September 3, 1944 - October 30, 2017

Samuel M. Vinocur was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 22, 1933 and passed away peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson's disease on June 29, 2017. Gail Patricia Harris Vinocur was born in Natchez, Mississippi on September 3, 1944 and passed away peacefully after a long fight with dementia on October 30, 2017. Sam and Gail met on a blind date in 1967, and liked to joke he was blind and...
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Michael Prince Massad

October 15, 1918 - October 29, 2017

Michael Prince Massad, through the grace of the Holy Spirit, was called to eternal life by the God and Savior he loved and served, on October 29, 2017. He was born on October 15, 1918 to Lebanese immigrants in Drumright, Oklahoma. The first of five children, he quickly grew into his life's avocation of service to others by helping to support and serve his parents and younger brothers and...
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Beverly E. Rudnick

April 27, 1928 - October 28, 2017

Beverly Rudnick passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the age of 89.Beverly leaves behind her fabulous spirit through the memories of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, and friends.She leaves Chuck and Darcy Rudnick in Plano Texas, James Rudnick and Sara Bernstein Rudnick in Brooklyn, NY, and Liz and David Reiser in Upton, Mass. Beverly leaves her grandchildren,...
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Nancy N. Broocks

July 28, 1928 - October 28, 2017

The lovely and always gracious Nancy Marie Noble Broocks went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ, on October 28, 2017. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend to everyone who had the good fortune to know her and she will be sorely missed. Nancy was born in Wichita Falls, TX, on July 28, 1928, the second daughter of Leonard and Genevieve Noble. She was a top student at Wichita Falls High School...
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Peter John Denker

September 14, 1937 - October 27, 2017

Peter Denker died on Friday, October 27, 2017 in Dallas, surrounded by his loving and admiring family. Peter was born in 1936 to Peter and Edythe Denker of New York. Peter was raised on Long Island and loved boating. He sailed often as a young man, competed in the Newport-Bermuda Race, and crewed on the famed Stormy Weather for a Transatlantic crossing. Later in life, he enjoyed chartered cruises...
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Lewis Karstadt

January 17, 1922 - October 27, 2017

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Pat K. GILES

March 26, 1933 - October 27, 2017

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Delmarene Parker McCarthy

December 30, 1930 - October 26, 2017

MCCARTHY, Delmarene Parker McCarthy, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017, at the age of 86. Born in Amherst,Texas, Del graduated from Lubbock High School and Texas Tech University with honors and as a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. Shortly after college, Del moved to Corpus Christi and it was there that she met the love of her life, Dennis William McCarthy. They...
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Richard Risley Finlay

April 5, 1937 - October 25, 2017

Richard R. Finlay, 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 after a brief but brave fight against cancer. Born in Boston, MA, on April 5, 1937, he followed in his father, Allan's, footsteps to Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, a family tra-dition that was carried on by his two brothers and sister. Dick was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity and earned a B.S. in Chemistry. His in-vestment...
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Elva Douglass Glancy

February 11, 1913 - October 24, 2017

Elva Thomasin Douglass, born February 11, 1913, in Manhattan, Kansas, passed away in Dallas, Texas on October 24, 2017 at the age of 104. Elva Glancy was a lovely lady - an optimistic, supportive and loving person throughout her long life. Her favorite expression in any situation was "Do the best you can." Elva was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Walter P. Glancy, who passed...
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Gwendolyne Laird Hardison

August 14, 1923 - October 21, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.
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Patsy Ruth Smith

April 11, 1933 - October 21, 2017

Patsy Ruth Conaway Smith, 84, of Dallas died on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Smith was born April 11, 1933 in Tyler, Texas to Ralph and Sudie Messer Conaway. She grew up in Harrison County, Texas. Patsy graduated from Marshall High School in 1951, and Baylor University in 1955. At Baylor, she met Winston Ray Smith of Rotan, Texas, and they married August 22, 1953. They moved...
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Alexander Wade Bolton

May 3, 1985 - October 21, 2017

Alex Bolton had a welcoming demeanor, a genuine concern for those around him, andan irreverent sense of humor. Anyone who ever met him wanted to spend more time with him.That's why his sudden passing on Saturday is even more tragic. Alex used to joke that he waslike a shooting star who burned brightly for a short time, and then faded away quickly. Lookingback on his many accomplishments and lives...
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Gwendolyne Laird Hardison

August 14, 1923 - October 21, 2017

Hardison, Gwendolyne Laird, born August 14, 1923, in Dallas Texas, daughter of James Charles Laird and Mary Anne Virgilio. Gwendolyne passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the age of 94, resident of Richardson, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Oscar R. Hardison; daughters, Michelle Hunt (Ernest), Heather Kilpack (John), Lorelei Bodie (William) and Gwendolyne Hardison; sons,...
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Constance Patricia Wallace

April 7, 1933 - October 20, 2017

Patsy Rosser Wallace went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Patsy was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 7, 1933. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 12. She went to a private Christian Girls School. After she graduated, she went to Dallas and went to SMU. It was there that she met her future husband, Bob Wallace. They were married in December...
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Shawn Michele Massey

July 7, 1957 - October 19, 2017

SHAWN MICHELE HOFFACKER MASSEYShawn Michele Hoffacker Massey wasborn on July 7, 1957 in Midland, TX, andleft us on October 19, 2017. She graduatedfrom Lee High School in Midland, and EastTexas State at Commerce as a photographymajor. Shawn loved unconditionally and was lovedby countless friends and family. She wasdevoted to her precious daughter Molly.She was artistically blessed and had a...
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Iva G. Hochstim

June 4, 1930 - October 19, 2017

Iva G HochstimIva passed away peacefully at home on October 19, 2017.She was born to Rose and Morris Greenspun on June 4, 1930 in Fort Worth, Texas. After attending Beverly Hills High School, she graduated from Stanford and received a Master's degree from Columbia.Iva's greatest love was her family. Her happiest times were spent with family and friends in Dallas, in New York and on Martha's...
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Beverly Wills Rase

March 14, 1928 - October 18, 2017

Beverly Wills Bonelli Rase was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 14, 1928. Her parents were Venne Wills Bonelli, the eldest of six in the Wills clan, and Louis Benedict Bonelli, the owner of The Bonelli Insurance Agency. Mrs. Rase graduated from Dana Hall Preparatory School and Wellesley College, majoring in History of Art. She taught at The Fort Worth Children's Museum, edited the West Side...
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Daniel James Cummiskey

July 4, 1985 - October 17, 2017

An angel has left us too soon. Daniel James Cummiskey was born on July 4, 1985 in Dallas, Texas. His love for his family, friends and life was contagious. He attended Shelton School and graduated with honors in the fifth graduating class where he became a lifelong fan of all Shelton Charger's athletics. Danny is predeceased by his paternal grandmother (Jean Cummiskey) and his beloved Abuelo (Juan...
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Jose Esquenazi

January 26, 1936 - October 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Dorothy Arlene Matetich

September 12, 1925 - October 14, 2017

Dorothy Arlene Olson Matetich, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Dallas on October 14, 2017. She was born to Tenus and Mayme Ellen (Ward) Olson on September 12, 1925 on the family farm near LeGrand, Iowa. She graduated from LeGrand High School in 1942 and with a Business Degree from SMU in 1949 where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and Phi Chi Theta business fraternity. On...
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Horace Wade Reed

November 10, 1952 - October 14, 2017

H. Wade Reed, 64, passed away in his sleep Saturday October 14, in his Dallas home. Wade was born November 10, 1952 in Dallas, TX to Sherman and Lettie Reed.After graduating from Carter High School in 1971 he attended the University of North Texas and started his own company, Hannon Hydraulics, in 1976 which he was still active CEO at passing.Through the years Wade was involved with YoungLife,...
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Michael Craig Jones

May 15, 1971 - October 14, 2017

Michael Craig Jones (a.k.a. "Craig") passed away in William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital at UT Southwestern on October 14, 2017 in Dallas, TX due to complications following cancer treatment. He was 46 years old.Mr. Jones was born on May 15, 1971 in Starkville, Mississippi, to his parents, Sarah Bagwell Seaman and Charles Michael Jones. He joined the Navy at 17 years old. He served on the...
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Patsy Louise Massoud

July 17, 1929 - October 14, 2017

Patsy Louise Massoud was born on July 17, 1929 and passed away on October 14, 2017. She is survived by Charles Emmett Massoud, Sr., her husband of 64 years. Together they joyfully built their lives around family and friends. Patsy was a gracious and gentle woman who provided a beautiful example for her family. She is also survived by her three children and their spouses: Dianna Unis and husband,...
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Theodore Zanderson Robertson

September 28, 1921 - October 13, 2017

The Honorable Theodore Zanderson (Ted. Z.) Robertson passed away in his sleep at his Dallas home on October 13, 2017, two weeks after celebrating his 96th birthday. During his judicial career, he served as a judge at every level of the Texas civil court system, from Probate court, to Juvenile court, District court, and the Court of Civil Appeals, to the Texas Supreme Court where he was appointed...
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James Edward SIMPSON

July 20, 1950 - October 13, 2017

James "Jim" Edward Simpson, 67, peacefully left this world to be with his Eternal Father on October 13, 2017 with his loving family at his bedside. Born July 20, 1950 in Dallas, he was the only child of Arthur W. and Martha M. (Lackey) Simpson. He was named after his maternal grandfather. He married his dearest friend and longtime soulmate Barbara Hodges on March 20, 2000. Jim is survived by...
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Ethel Dorothy Heck

August 13, 1924 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Anne Giles Kimbrough

September 11, 1925 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Betty Atkinson

December 15, 1927 - October 11, 2017

Betty Atkinson, born in Waxahachie, Texas to Eunice Salter and Melvin Hubert Garrett on December 15, 1927, died in Dallas, Texas on October 11, 2017.She graduated Lancaster High School in 1945, and attended Mary Hardin Baylor College and Texas State College for Women. She was married in 1947 to Roy H. Atkinson, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roy H. Atkinson, Jr.,...
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Jack Rainard Wahlquist

October 10, 1933 - October 10, 2017

Jack Rainard Wahlquist died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Jack, and his twin brother, Lauren Benedict (Larry) Wahlquist, were born on Oct. 10, 1933 in Omaha, Nebraska to Kenneth Dudley and Dot Sesler Wahlquist. Mr. Wahlquist was the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Lone Star Life Insurance Company. Moving to Dallas in 1940, the Wahlquist family lived in what is now...
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Oralyn Flatley

October 23, 1921 - October 9, 2017

Oralyn "Or" Flatley passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017. She was born October 23, 1921 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Oralyn was the daughter of the late Mike Molinaro and Catherine Brunner Molinaro and was the oldest of 4 daughters. She graduated from Kenosha High School in June, 1939 and married Robert "Bob" Flatley (also from Kenosha) on June 25, 1949. Oralyn, Bob and their 5 children frequently...
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David O. TURNER

September 3, 1938 - October 9, 2017

David Oakes Turner, a sixth generation Texan and lifelong Dallas resident, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 9th. A successful businessman and civic leader, David was a man of rare congeniality, who will be greatly missed by his family and many, many friends.David will be most remembered for cherishing the love of his life and family and his unshakable faith,...
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Martha Anne Doran

January 9, 1956 - October 9, 2017

Martha Lawrence Doran, "Marti", passed away unexpectedly on Monday, 9 October 2017. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all that knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband, Jim Doran, daughter, Taylor Doran, parents, Sandy and Jack Lawrence, sister Jeanne Martin, brothers, Pete Lawrence and David Lawrence, and sister-in-law, Lee Lawrence...
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