Our Obituaries

Garry Russell Coats

September 17, 1946 - January 29, 2018


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Michael Allan Bernatis

July 13, 1952 - January 23, 2018

Michael Allan Bernatis, age 65, of Plano, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Michael was born Sunday, July 13, 1952 in Hereford, Texas, to John and Mary Ann Bernatis. He was the first born of four boys, Michael, Greg, Paul, and Steve. Michael grew up in Midland, Texas. He was often referred to as Mike by family and friends.Michael graduated Midland Senior High School in 1970. He...
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Carroll Thane DEAL

November 24, 1929 - January 19, 2018


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Donna Marie Brown

June 21, 1959 - January 16, 2018

Donna Marie Brown, age 58, of Plano.Jesus came to take her home on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Donna was born on June 21, 1959, in Redbank, New Jersey, to the late John and Florence (Farnkopf) Harto. She lived in Europe with her parents and enjoyed the time spent there. Donna was a 1977 graduate of Cary High School, Cary, NC and went on to attend the Technical College of Alamance. She worked as...
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Lynn Holloman Fusinato

March 16, 1946 - January 11, 2018

Lynn Holloman Fusinato passed away Thursday morning, January 11, 2018 in her home in Richardson, Texas surrounded by her loving family. She was 71 years old, having been born March 16, 1946 in Lexington, Mississippi to Miles Edward Holloman and Wilhemina (Billie) Prater Holloman.She is survived by her husband Robert (Bob) Fusinato, daughter Carolyn Fusinato of Irving, Texas, son Robert (Robbie)...
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Russell Brien Stobaugh

June 12, 1959 - January 8, 2018

Russell Brien Stobaugh, age 58, of Plano, Texas passed away on Monday January 8, 2018. He was in the company of family and friends until his last breath. Russell was born June 12, 1959 in Newport, Arkansas to the late Jean Stobaugh and Joe Russell Stobaugh.He was raised in Campbell Station, Arkansas, with his older sister, Joy Lynn McNeil.Russ graduated from Newport High School in 1977 and...
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Irene Orchowski

March 26, 1917 - January 5, 2018

IRENE ORCHOWSKI, age 100, passed away Friday, Jan. 05, 2018.Beloved wife of the late Zig Orchowski for 54 years; Loving mother to the late Susan (Charles) Maranto and Joseph (Patricia) Orchowski. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Kathryn, and Alec and great-grandmother of Sophie. She was preceded in death by her parents Mary and Stefan Pawlowski and her brothers Richard Pawlowski and Ed Pawlowski...
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Catherine Marie Johnson

July 11, 1952 - December 31, 2017

DOD: 12/31/17 CATHERINE MARIE ALLEN JOHNSONCathy Johnson was born on July 11, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri. Her mother was Norma Jean Pearman and her father was Philip Corwin Allen. She was named Catherine Marie after her maternal grandmother Mary Catherine Noffsinger and her paternal grandmother Myrtle Marie Posey (Allen). Both of her parents' mothers had died when they were young children...
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Mary Lois De Kock

June 5, 1919 - December 25, 2017

Mary Lois "Mickey" De Kock, 98, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. She was born on June 5, 1919 to Harry and Lily Abbott. Mickey was a longtime resident of Mission, Texas. She retired from the City of McAllen. Mickey enjoyed music and dancing. She also enjoyed cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers and Astros baseball. Mickey was the supreme pie baker for...
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Margaret Mary Koenigs

May 8, 1933 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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James Carlos Hartley

January 7, 1939 - December 16, 2017

James Carlos Hartley (Jim) passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. He was born on Saturday, January 7, 1939, in Waco, Texas to James Carlos Hartley Sr. and Velda Bennett Hartley. He was the second oldest of four children.Jim grew up in Dallas, Texas, where he graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas in 1956. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1960, where he was a...
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John David Hodge

October 2, 1935 - December 15, 2017

John David Hodge, Jr. was born October 2, 1935 in Mercy Hospital, San Diego, California to Mary Ann (nee Mason) Hodge and John David Hodge, who was then in the United States Navy Fleet in the Pacific. He is predeceased by Mary Ann (10/24/2003) and John (07/04/1999).John is survived by his wife, Melina; three children: Karla Kay of Georgetown, TX, Teresa Anne Thornton of Arlington, TX, and Mark...
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John Peter Boutquin

February 23, 1936 - December 13, 2017

John Peter Boutquin, age 81, of Plano, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He was born on February 23, 1936, in Brussells, Belguim, to the late Dieudonne and Renee (Baudon) Boutquin. John earned his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Technique Superieure De l'Etat in Brussels, Belguim. He retired from EDS (now known as Hewlett Packard), where he worked as an engineer...
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Polly Ann Powers

May 6, 1933 - December 12, 2017

Polly Ann (McCulloch) Powers was born on May 6, 1933 in Huntsville, Texas to Horace and Arbelle McCulloch. She attended schools in both Huntsville and Lufkin Texas. She was united in marriage to Bobby Mack Powers Sr. on December 23, 1954 in Huntsville. They were married for almost 64 years. Polly received her Bachelor degree in English from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. She and...
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Robert Frederick Kempf

October 13, 1928 - December 11, 2017

Robert Frederick Kempf, age 89, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. Robert was born Saturday, October 13, 1928 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. A memorial service for Robert will be held Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home 8011 Frankford Road Dallas, Texas 75252. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www...
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William M. Aikin

January 2, 1927 - December 9, 2017

William "Bill" Melville Aikin, 90, of Dallas, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. He was born on January 2, 1927, in Kansas City, Missouri, to the late George & Mildred (McClurkin) Aikin. Bill proudly served our country in the United States Army during World War II. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from William Jewel College in Liberty, Missouri. In his early years, Bill was a...
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William Wayne SHORT

September 13, 1949 - December 8, 2017

William Wayne "Kip" SHORT, age 68, of Carrollton, Texas passed away on Friday December 8, 2017. Kip was born September 13, 1949 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Mildred Alice Short and Chester Harold Short. Kip is survived by his father C. Harold Short of Lawton, OK; brother C. Blake Short and sister-in-law Kathy of Carrollton; nephew Parker Short, wife Lindsay, and daughter Matilda of Austin and niece...
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Jean Mallett Ferree

September 29, 1931 - December 2, 2017

Jean "Mama Jean" Ferree, age 86, completed her earthly journey on December 2, 2017. Her strong faith in God and devotion of family sustained her during her illness this past year. She was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Alice Overman, her husband Rex Ferree, and daughter-in-law Karen Ferree. She is survived by her brother Jim Overman and his wife Pam of Fredericksburg, TX; four...
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Pamela Leggett Grady

October 28, 1949 - November 22, 2017

Pamela (Pam) Louise was born in Glendale, California to Anne and Leo Leggett on Friday, October 28, 1949. Her mother always loved the name Pamela, and Louise was her paternal grandmother's first name. Pam was the oldest of four children. She attended Santa Catalina School and the University of Southern California. Pam was full of life and loved by everyone she met. She had a quick wit and an...
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Daisy Kathaleen George

May 3, 1931 - November 20, 2017

Daisy Kathaleen George, 86, passed away November 20, 2017 in Tyler Texas due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease. She was born May 3, 1931 in Hodgesville, Kentucky. Daisy lived in the Appalachian Mountains until age four when she moved to Louisville, Kentucky with her mother. She graduated from Fern Creek High School, Fern Creek, Kentucky, class of 1949. After High School she joined...
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Julio E. Pulido

October 26, 1931 - November 20, 2017

Julio Luciano Jose Ernesto Pulido Maldonado, born Monday, October 26, 1931 in Panama, Republic of Panama passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 in Plano, Texas with his loving family by his side. Julio was the third child born to Petra Maldonado and Guillermo Pulido. He shared his childhood with siblings Graciela, Guillermo, and Teresa. Julio grew up in Panama City, Panama and frequently...
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Leroy Homer Zochert

August 16, 1934 - November 17, 2017

Leroy Homer "Zock" Zochert, age 83, of Plano, entered his Heavenly home on Friday, November 17, 2017. Zock was born on August 16, 1934, in Oak Park, Illinois, to the late Harold and Augusta (Breivogel) Zochert. Zock went on to proudly serve our country as a Captain Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, during both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired from Foley's (now known...
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Kathleen Anne Soard

February 18, 1944 - November 7, 2017

Kathleen Anne Johnson, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, was born Friday, February 18, 1944 to Walter Frances Johnson and Colleen Ann O'Connell Johnson of Wichita Falls, Texas. Shortly after her birth, Kathleen's mother took her to live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, while Walter served his country in the Army in WWII. Kathleen spent the remainder of her childhood in Tulsa where she...
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Victoria Mena

June 22, 1952 - November 6, 2017

God blessed our family with a beautiful angel, Vickie Mena, and he called our angel home Monday, November 6, 2017. Vickie brought joy, love and laughter to all who met her. Her body was frail, but with her mother always by her side, she battled back time after time. Vickie gave us all a lesson on strength and through her God showed us how precious life is. Though her life journey was not easy,...
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Donnie Lee Pennington

March 2, 1940 - October 31, 2017

Don Pennington, Beloved Husband, Great Dad and Extremely Proud Papa went to be with our Lord and Savior on October 31, 2017.Donnie Lee Pennington was born to Avis and Bill Pennington on March 2, 1940 in Haskell, Texas. He grew up in Haskell; played all sports: football, basketball, and track. He graduated from Haskell High in 1958. He went on to complete his formal college education in Abilene...
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Harold Eugene Thenhaus

September 29, 1927 - October 24, 2017

Harold Eugene Thenhaus passed away on October 24, 2017 at the age of 90 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on September 29, 1927 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to William and Florence(Deletzke) Thenhaus. On April 11, 1953, he married Alene Anna Thaemert. Harold and Alene had four children and many grandchildren. Harold will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.Arrangements under the direction of...
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MaeRene Haye Dilts

May 5, 1924 - October 24, 2017

MaeRene Ingram was born in Murphy Texas to Albert and Lena Mae Ingram on May 5, 1924. She was delivered by her grandfather, Dr. Dennis Miller. MaeRene went to Plano High School where she played forward on the women's basketball team that went to state playoffs. MaeRene was named in the top five forwards in women's basketball in the state of Texas. After graduation MaeRene attended the Draughn...
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Richard David Oltman

March 24, 1959 - October 22, 2017

Richard "Rick" David Oltman, 58, of Plano, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. He was born on March 24, 1959, in Hannibal, Missouri, to the late Richard Harry & Mary (Hatten) Oltman. Rick was a 1977 graduate of Hannibal High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music and Film from Western Illinois University. For several years, Rick was employed with Sony Pictures Entertainment. He...
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Christie Joy Ross

November 4, 1945 - October 19, 2017

Joy Temple Ross ascended peacefully to heaven October 19th, just two weeks shy of her 72nd birthday, after battling cancer for 13 months. By the Lord's perfect timing, all 6 of her siblings had arrived and surrounded her, singing hymns to usher her into heaven. Joy was born to Dr. Joe and Cricket Temple on November 4, 1945 in Abilene, Texas where she spent all but the last 10 months of her life....
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Elizabeth Catherine Parker

February 17, 1990 - October 17, 2017

Elizabeth Catherine Parker (Lily) was born on February 17, 1990. She passed away on October 17, 2017. She was 27 years old. Our sweet, beloved Lily left this life far too soon and she took a piece of us with her. Lily is survived by her loving family... her parents, Tom and Christie Parker, her sister Emily, and her brother Luke, as well as her Grandparents and a large extended family. She...
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NaDeane Shelton Stark

October 31, 1929 - October 17, 2017

NaDeane Shelton Stark passed peacefully October 17th, just a few days shy of 88 years old, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born to Dr. Kenneth B. and Cleopha Shelton in Jasper, Indiana and grew up in Connersville, Indiana, though Plano has been her home for the past four decades. Some of her fondest childhood memories were of visiting her Grandmother Giesler's farm in...
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Betty F. Carter

October 18, 1925 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Marilyn Margaret Love

November 9, 1938 - October 9, 2017

Marilyn Margaret Love of The Colony, Texas passed away Monday, October 09, 2017. Marilyn Margaret Adams was born Tuesday, November 08, 1938 in Houston, Texas to Roy Adams and Genevieve Hanisch. She was the oldest of six sisters; Marilyn, Geraldine, Natalie, Sybil, Carolyn, and Cindy. Marilyn grew up in Wharton, Texas as a very responsible and loving child. She was often referred to as "Marin"...
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Netha M. Martin

April 21, 1924 - October 7, 2017

Netha M."Mitzi" Martin passed away at Presbyterian Hospital, Plano Texas, Saturday, October 7, 2017. She was surrounded by her family and died peacefully.Born Monday, April 21, 1924 in Iowa Falls, Iowa, she was the daughter of Clifford and Lydia Green. She obtained her Nursing Degree in 1947 at Mercy Hospital in Marshalltown, Iowa. She was married to Laurence E. Martin Saturday, April 12, 1947 in...
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Faith Elizabeth Sorge

October 3, 2017 - October 3, 2017

Faith Elizabeth Sorge, created in love and eagerly wished for, left this world an angel on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. The exciting moments of pregnancy turned to sorrow and heartfelt loss for her loving parents, Matthew and Amy (Luyt) Sorge. Faith was the easiest of pregnancies, travelling with her parents all over the U.S. in her short 27 weeks - from Texas to Montana, from California to Alaska...
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Emil Benko

March 22, 1927 - October 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Christopher Gerald Land

June 16, 1983 - October 1, 2017

Christopher Gerald Land was born in Dallas, Texas on June 16,1983 to Jerry and Kathy Land. He had three half-brothers Greg, Mike, and Beau and one baby sister, Charé. He also had one niece and nephew, Ethan and Olivia Rankin. Chris had a wonderful childhood and spent much of his time with his mom and sister often going on road trips and adventures and enjoying life. His mom really loved life...
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Lisa Marie Shivers

May 3, 1957 - September 28, 2017

Lisa Marie Lamb was born Friday, May 3, 1957 to Eugene Franklin and Elsie Fallot Lamb in Shreveport, Louisiana.She graduated in 1975 from Warren Central High School, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. where she excelled in academics, perfected the piano, organ and other arts. She starred in numerous theatrical productions and was an accomplished musician at school and church.She attended Mississippi...
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Paige Paige Cormier

May 30, 1960 - September 26, 2017

Lisa "Paige" Meek Cormier, 57, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Paige was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on Monday, May 30, 1960 to John and Roberta (Bobbie) Meek. She was raised, along with her three older siblings, Kay, Dale, and Bruce, in Plano, Texas, and was a graduate of Plano West Senior High School. Paige was an alumnus of Texas A&M...
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Toney Garnett Lilly

November 28, 1950 - September 26, 2017

Toney Garnett Lilly born, Tuesday, November 28, 1950, in Camden Arkansas, to Mayfield Lilly and Evelyn Turner Lilly passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Plano, Texas. He was the fifth child for the couple. His siblings Florene, Velma, Leah, and Fred welcomed him into the family.Toney grew up in Camden, Arkansas in his family home that had been in the family for generations. His father...
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Gerald Eugene Van Sice

October 16, 1930 - September 23, 2017

Gerald E. Van Sice, 86, of Plano, Texas passed away at home on Saturday, September 23, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on October 16, 1930, in Rochester, NY, to the late Augustus and Evangeline (Vogt) Van Sice. His faith sustained him throughout his life, from the nuns at Immaculate Conception to the decades serving as a Eucharist Minister at St. Marks Catholic Church. Upon his...
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Jane Jacqueline Lee

April 6, 1948 - September 22, 2017

Jane Jacqueline Lee, 69, of Plano, formerly of Ocala, Florida and Georgetown, Texas, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. She was born on April 6, 1948, in Gardner, Massachusetts, to the late Joseph and Marie McDonald. She was a devoted Catholic and enjoyed cross-stitch. Jane's dedication as a mother and grandmother surpassed everything else - as caring for her children and grandchildren...
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David Kyle Willingham

October 26, 1960 - September 16, 2017

Lieutenant David Kyle Willingham, of Lavon, Texas, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the age of 56. David was born on Wednesday, October 26, 1960, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Calabasas High School in Calabasas, California. He went on to receive his Bachelor's of Science in Political Science in 1983 from the University of California at Los Angeles. He received his...
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Mary Frances Rankin

November 24, 1929 - September 16, 2017

Mary Frances (Clark) Rankin, 87, left this earth on the evening of Saturday, September 16th, after a two-year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She died in her care home in Dallas, Texas with her beloved poodle, Sammy, in her lap. They were inseparable to the end.Mary (she hated her name!) was born in Garrett, Texas to Lowell Howard Clark and Lillie Bell Christian Clark on November 24, 1929, the...
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Caroline Joyce Williams

November 2, 1935 - September 11, 2017

Caroline Joyce Reigle Williams, lovingly known as CJRW, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Plano, Texas at The Hospice at Silverado.She was born in McAllen, Texas on Saturday, November 2, 1935 to Edward E. and Violet H. Reigle. She was raised and educated in Midland, Texas where she graduated from Midland High School in 1954. One of the highlights of her education was attending...
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Terry A. Price

June 8, 1931 - September 11, 2017

Terry Arnold Price, age 86 passed away on September 11, 2017 in Richardson, Texas. He was born on June 8, 1931 in Lansing, Michigan to Henry Thomas and Vivian Moore Price. He graduated from East Lansing High School in 1949. He proudly served in the United States Navy for four years prior to starting his family and career. He married Doris Jean Hayes on October 10, 1959 in Holt Michigan. A year...
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Meredith Emily Hight

December 12, 1989 - September 10, 2017

Meredith Emily Lane was born, Tuesday, December 12, 1989, in Chamblee Georgia, to Gene Lane and Debra Dunham Lane and quickly became their pride and joy. She was a happy, precious child who started speaking at the early age of six months. She rarely cried and brought joy to all who met her.Meredith grew up in Snellville and Flowery Branch Georgia. Her mother affectionately referred to Meredith...
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Thomas Tung-Shan Tsao

July 11, 1930 - September 8, 2017

Thomas Tung-Shan Tsao passed away peacefully in Dallas surrounded by family on September 8, 2017. He was 87. He was born on July 11, 1930 in Hangzhou located in the Zhejiang province of China. Due to war, he left China for Taiwan in 1948, where he attended National Taiwan University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics. He started his banking career at the Bank of Taiwan...
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Josephine Rachel Di Rienzo

July 23, 1924 - September 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Bernard Donald Humphrey

July 24, 1939 - September 4, 2017

Bernard Donald (Bernie Don) Humphrey of Richardson, Texas was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, to Bernard Donald Humphrey and Selma Constance Brown on July 24, 1939 and died September 4, 2017, after an eleven year struggle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Bernie is survived by his wife of 54 year, Marie Rita Quintal, four children: Michael (Samantha) Humphrey of Rockwell, Texas, Linda (Derek)...
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Constance Coolik

July 9, 1950 - August 31, 2017

Constance (Connie) Harrington Coolik passed away August 31, 2017, after a brief illness at Medical City Plano. She was born July 9, 1950. Connie is survived by her husband Russ Coolik, her daughter Emily Eikenburg, her grandson Bishop, her cousins, Claudia and Bob Blaylock and Debbie and Jim Blaylock, and numerous second and third cousins. She is preceded in death by her sister, Mary Lou...
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David Irl Olschwanger

January 25, 1935 - August 30, 2017

David Irl Olschwanger, age 82 passed away on Wednesday August 30, 2017. Davi was born January 25, 1935 to Lillian Olschwanger and Melvin Olschwanger. David is survived by his wife, Nikki Olschwanger; son Rich Olschwanger; son Larry Olschwanger; son Eric Olschwanger; daughter-in-law Francoise Olschwanger; daughter-in-law Donna Olschwanger; and daughter-in-law Lisa Olschwanger; grandson Zach...
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Mary Jane Vanderstraaten

November 1, 1932 - August 28, 2017

Born November 1 1932, Jane went to be with her Savior after a brief battle with cancer surrounded by the love of family, on Monday, August 28,2017. Jane was the eldest of three daughters born to Marie and Hoyt McElhaney. She grew up in Muskogee and then attended Oklahoma State University before moving to Los Angeles, California. In Los Angeles she met the love of her life, Willem (Bill)...
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Charles Oliver Hargrave

September 8, 1932 - August 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Mary Maxine Wimber

August 14, 1923 - August 19, 2017

Mary Maxine Wimber passed away at her senior living home in Plano, TX, on August 19, 2017. She was born Mary Davis on August 14, 1923 to Marie and Carl Davis in Davis, SD, a town founded by her paternal grandfather. After moving with her parents and two sisters to Hurley, SD where she graduated high school then to Madison, SD, Mary met and married her first husband and had three children: Stan...
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Wanda Marie Moseley

August 11, 1933 - August 19, 2017

Wanda Marie Moseley, born Friday, August 11, 1933 to Simon Milford Bunn and Ethel Alexander Bunn passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 surrounded by her family. Wanda was the second of four siblings, Hazel, Wanda, Shirley, and Simon Milford. She grew up in Waco, Texas, graduated from Waco High School and attended Baylor University where she earned her teaching degree. She was a member of the...
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Raymond Donald Phillips

July 3, 1925 - August 19, 2017

Steve RD Phillips Life StorySteve was born Raymond Donald Phillips on July 3, 1925, in Kingston, New York, to Frank Ladd Phillips and Dorothy (Edwards) Phillips.He was the 4th of 9 children including Frank Jr., Dorothy, Malcolm, Raymond, Paul, Russell, Eleanor, David, and Stephen Cole (half brother). All but Eleanor and Paul are deceased.When he was only 4, the Great Depression started, and his...
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Harold Childs

September 14, 1942 - August 18, 2017

LIFE HIGHLIGHTS OF DR. HAROLD CHILDS Dr. Harold Childs entered life on this earth on September 14, 1942. He was born to Mercy Childs and Mary Faison and was one of four siblings. He attended grades K-12 in the public schools of Jacksonville, FL and attended Stanton Senior High School. Harold pursued his post secondary education at Edward Waters College where he earned a bachelors and masters...
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James Charles Hunt

June 15, 1930 - August 13, 2017

James Hunt, 87, of Frisco died on August 13, 2017 at his residence by his family. He will always be remembered as a loving, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born in Princeton, Indiana on June 15, 1930 to Jesse Charles and Mary Magdalene Crandall Hunt. James graduated from Princeton High school in 1948, he then enlisted in the...
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Ila Mae Mitchell

January 28, 1939 - August 12, 2017

Ila Cox Mitchell, 78 of Merritt Island, Florida went to be with the Lord on August 12, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Ila was born in Loris, South Carolina on January 28, 1939. Ila dedicated her life to helping others. She graduated from Baptist Hospital Nursing School in 1959. After her career as a Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse, she continued taking care of friends, strangers, and neighbors. Ila was...
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Lennis D. Hilliard

July 24, 1929 - August 10, 2017

Mr. Lennis Doyle, age 88, of Plano, TX was born July 24, 1929 in Haskell, TX. He passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas Hospital. Mr. Hilliard grew up in Haskell on his family's farm along with his parents Horace Bell and Villa (Nash) Hilliard, his two brothers Elmer and Jesse and his four sisters Mrs. John Sheets (Virgie), Mrs. Robert Cusick (Vida / Sis),...
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Helen W. Beran

December 13, 1924 - August 10, 2017

Helen Willaphene Privitt Beran, 92, of McKinney, Texas, formerly of Lubbock, passed in her sleep on August 10, 2017. Daughter of Lela and Roy Privitt, Willaphene was born on December 13, 1924 in Lubbock and grew up with four brothers. She and Delmar "Buckshot" Beran were married on August 11, 1947. A year later their son, Bill Beran, was born. She was a children's clothes buyer for Hemphill Wells...
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Clifton Ramsey Sanders

September 27, 1945 - August 7, 2017

Clifton Ramsey Sanders passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. He was born Thursday, September 27, 1945, in Concord, North Carolina at the home of his grandparents, to Major "Rock" Sanders and Bessie Ramsey Sanders. The couple welcomed their approximate 7 pound bundle of joy at 7:30PM along with his older brother, Major Spencer Sanders, Jr. The family would later welcome Clifton's younger sister,...
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Jack Elliott

April 4, 1927 - August 6, 2017

Roy Jackson "Jack" Elliott, 90, of Murphy, Texas, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, entered his Heavenly Home on Sunday, August 6, 2017. He was born on April 4, 1927, in Plum Township, Pennsylvania, to the late Roy and Abby (Greer) Elliott. Jack proudly served our country in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He retired from Peoples Gas following 32 years of...
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Terrance Brook Gammon

January 2, 1934 - August 2, 2017

Terrance Brook Gammon passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Born in Flint, Michigan on Tuesday, January 2, 1934 to Frank and Kathleen Gammon. Terry served in the Navy during peacetime which gave him the opportunity to travel the world. Terry started work as a shoe salesman for Thom McAn. With each promotion and move throughout the years he built a career in commercial real estate...
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Kathryn Elinor Hatch

April 20, 1942 - July 31, 2017

HATCH, KATHRYN ELINOR (LEONARD) passed away unexpectedly on July 31, 2017. Kathy was born on April 20,1942, in Dallas, and grew up in Garland where she had many cherished memories and friends. While at Texas Tech, she met David Hatch, and they were married in 1963. David was the love of her life. They built a happy life together settling in Richardson where they raised their family, and made many...
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Wanda Lois Kautz

February 18, 1923 - July 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Jamie Stone Sloan

January 31, 1968 - July 23, 2017

Jamie Stone Sloan, 49, of Fairview, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on January 31, 1968, in Mesquite, Texas, to James "Rock" and Bennie (Parnell) Stone. Jamie grew up in Mesquite and was a 1986 graduate of North Mesquite High School. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Government from The University of Texas Austin in 1991. Jamie...
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John Edward Buteyn

July 18, 1944 - July 20, 2017

Reverend John Edward Buteyn, Jr., known as Jack, lost his battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on July 20th at 1:55 PM, surrounded by his family. Jack was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Skeels Buteyn; father, Reverend John Edward Buteyn, Sr.; and sister, Carol Berberian. He is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughter, Leslie of San Antonio, Texas; his son, Erik, and wife, Hilary,...
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Fredda Horton Minick

November 27, 1931 - July 14, 2017

Fredda Minick was born in Weatherford, Texas and spent her early years with her parents, Maggie and Fred Horton, her brother Marshall and her sister Barbara on the family dairy farm in Wood County, Texas. She graduated from Mineola High School and later married her husband of 51 years, Bill Minick.After Bill's work with Shell Oil Company took them all over Texas, Wyoming and back to Texas,...
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Hugh Robert Neill

November 23, 1929 - July 12, 2017

Hugh Robert (Bob) Neill was the son and only child of Hugh Neill and Ruth McMillan Neill from the Van Alstyne area in Grayson County, Texas. He was born on November 23, 1929. He was an intelligent child and when the schoolmarm that was living with the family asked him at the age of four if he wanted to go to school he became a student. He grew up on a farm and assisted with all of the normal...
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Bernice Rose Covington Stockwell

December 21, 1922 - July 11, 2017

Miss Bernice went to her savior on July 11, 2017. Born in 1922, the youngest of four sisters and 4 brothers, she was a child of the 20's, a teenager in the depression who lettered in basketball at Putman High in the late 30's, a young war bride in the 40's with a husband in the Normandy Invasion, a PTA-Cub, Brownie, Girl Scouts mother raising two kids in the 40's, 50's, and early 60's; then a...
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William James Woodworth

May 9, 1942 - July 10, 2017

William James Woodworth, 75, of Brooklyn, New York died in Dallas, Texas on July 10th, 2017. He was with his beloved children, Kevin and Nancy. Bill was a world traveler who enjoyed fine dining, literature, history, and The New York Giants.Grandfather to Merida, he was preceded in death by his daughter Eileen and wife Pat. Bill will have a visitation in Brooklyn, New York at M.J. Smith Sons...
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Francis Wynese Reeves

September 20, 1919 - July 8, 2017

Francis Wynese Stallcup Reeves, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the age of 97. She was born in Celina, TX September 20, 1919 to Dr. Walter H. Stallcup and Rosa Mae Francis Stallcup. Francis graduated from Celina High School in 1936 and North Texas State Teacher's College in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science degree.She married the captain of the North Texas football team, James O. "Jug" Reeves...
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Nancy Pauline Ryden

January 5, 1936 - July 5, 2017

Nancy Ryden, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed into eternity with Jesus on 7/5/2017 after an extended illness, during which she was attended by many capable and loving caregivers in home hospice care.She is survived by Ted, her husband of nearly 57 years, her daughter Kim Dorsett, husband Keith and grandchildren Cameron and Anna of College Station, Tx; her son Brad, wife Becky and...
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Yvonne Mary Meadows

August 4, 1934 - July 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Maureen Frances Jourde

October 7, 1934 - June 29, 2017

Maureen Frances Jourde, 82, of Frisco, Texas, entered into eternal life on Thursday, June 29, 2017. She was born on October 7, 1934, in Brattleboro, Vermont, to the late Harold and Catherine Howe. Maureen was a 1952 graduate of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont. She retired from the Plano Independent School District after 25 years of faithful service as an Executive Assistant. She was...
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Ignacia Jacinto Torrez

February 1, 1929 - June 29, 2017

Ignacia Jacinto Torrez passed away peacefully at her home in Plano, TX on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Her loving and beautiful family surrounded her as she departed this life at the age of 88. She is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 70 years, Casildo, daughter Anna and husband Gary, daughter Deborah and husband Fidel, grandson Michael and wife Kate, grandson Christopher and wife Rebecca,...
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Mary Agnes Berlin

November 26, 1922 - June 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Patricia Joyce Clifton

June 24, 1944 - June 28, 2017

Patricia (Trish) Wolvek Clifton1944-2017Patricia (friends called her Trish) Wolvek Clifton was fierce - in life, love and death. Despite her 4'11" frame, she was mighty, had the biggest, most-generous spirt, a heart of gold (and probably some diamonds too!), and a passion for everything she undertook. She loved life. She was smart, a fabulous cook, loved to garden, ever-protective of her family...
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Judith Ellenor West

January 2, 1937 - June 24, 2017

Judith Ellenor Ward West, 80, of Richardson, Texas, formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017. She was born on January 2, 1937, in Ogden, Utah, to the late George Artimus and LaVon Ellenor (Mason) Ward, the youngest of three children. Judy was a 1954 graduate of Ogden High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Utah in 1958. ...
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David Anthony Benesh

April 28, 1948 - June 23, 2017

David Anthony Benesh Our beloved father, Paw-Paw, brother, teammate and friend passed away June 23rd 2017 from natural causes at the age of 69. Dave was the son of William Foy Benesh and Frances Elizabeth Nolan Benesh and the third of their three children. Both his brother, Joe, and sister, Kathy, meant a tremendous amount to him. Growing up, Dave loved to play sports and excelled in baseball...
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Christine Elizabeth Barbee

December 7, 1988 - June 20, 2017

Christine Elizabeth Barbee, age 28 years, of Carrollton Texas passed away in her home on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. She was born in Waco, Texas on Wednesday, December 07, 1988 to Brent Bob Barbee and Jane Elizabeth Barbee (Emery). She was the first born of the couple's two children. She welcomed her little sister, Courtney, in 1991.Christine spent most of her childhood in Carrollton, Texas,...
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Marcheta Stivers

December 3, 1924 - June 19, 2017

Marcheta Stivers was born December 3, 1924 in Kentucky to Katy and Oscar Sibley. She graduated high school in Shelby County, Kentucky. Marcheta married Randolph Stivers in March 1944. They had two children, Randall Allen Stivers and Theadis Marie Stivers. After Randolph's death in 1990, she continued to enjoy her houseboat, the University of Kentucky athletics, and travel. Marcheta particularly...
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Clint P. Frank

July 24, 1941 - June 16, 2017

FRANK, Clinton Paul from Carrollton, TX joined his beloved Mary Ann in heaven on Friday, June 16th. Clinton Paul Frank was born in Columbus, Ohio at the Mt. Carmel Hospital to parents, theReverend Dr. Paul Berg Frank and Jean Elinor Moores Frank. He was baptized later thatyear at the Christ Lutheran Church in Bexley, Ohio. Before long, Clint was joined by brotherRobert Paul, and sister Margaret ...
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Mieh-Yu Chen

March 24, 1960 - June 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Daryn Lee Alston

April 3, 1963 - June 6, 2017

Daryn Lee Alston, son, brother, uncle, friend, kind neighbor, and sports enthusiast died at his home in Austin, Texas on June 6, 2017,Daryn's passion for work began as a paperboy at the age of 12 years old and that delight in a job well done never left him. For most of his life he worked in the food service industry, starting with a famous Plano establishment, Al Vera's Restaurant, in the 1980's,...
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Ann Mary Fee

July 22, 1931 - June 5, 2017

Ann M Fee, age 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 5, 2017, in Plano, Texas. Ann, was born Wednesday, July 22, 1931, to Michael Tubridy and Delia Geraghty Tubridy, in Astoria, New York. She was the third eldest of five children; Joseph, John, (Ann), Catherine, and Martin.Ann grew up in Astoria, New York, and was raised Roman Catholic. Growing up, Ann was a particularly precocious child....
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Kenneth O. Sembrick

July 24, 1922 - June 4, 2017

It is with great sadness we share the passing of our beloved father Kenneth Oscar Sembrick. He went to be with our Lord on Sunday morning after nearly 95 years of life as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.Ken was born on July 24, 1922 in rural Polk County Minnesota. He served in WWII in the Navy as an airplane mechanic in the South Pacific. He also served in the Army...
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Gerald Joseph Bonniol

January 7, 1935 - May 30, 2017

Gerald J. Bonniol, known to all as Jerry, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2017 at his home in Plano due to complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 82.Jerry was a Southern gentleman, full of charm and friendliness and also full of drive and perseverance. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1999, he discovered Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson. He became very aggressive...
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Iris Katherine Peterson

July 24, 1924 - May 25, 2017

Iris Katherine Peterson passed away on May 25, 2017 in Carrollton, TX. She was born July 24, 1924 near Oak Hill, Kansas to William Peter Faulkner Fyfe and Emily Gordon. She was the youngest of seven children. Iris attended grade school in Oak Hill and graduated from Longford Rural High School. She graduated from Brown Mackie business school in Salina. She married Cleo Paul Peterson on...
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Mary L. Foster

July 19, 1922 - May 22, 2017

Mary L.Foster, age 94, Carrollton, TX. Ms. Foster went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2017. Her husband, Kenneth Mark Foster, of whom she married in 1953, preceded her in death in 2001. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Jill Foster, Lindenhurst, IL, Douglas and Shannon Foster, Omaha, NE; daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Jay Summers, Carrollton, TX; grandchildren, Mallory (Greg...
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Maureen Elizabeth Morel

January 27, 1947 - May 20, 2017

Maureen Elizabeth LeBlanc Morel, age 70, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Richardson, Texas. She is survived by her husband Steve, her two daughters, Shannon Morel and Janet Morel and by her younger sister, Janis Tassin. Preceded in death by her father, Byron John LeBlanc, her mother, Virgie Graffeo LeBlanc and her older sister, Paulette LeBlanc Dietrich. Maureen, lovingly known as ...
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Michael James Selner

August 3, 1940 - May 19, 2017

Michael James Selner passed away on May 19, 2017, knowing the everlasting love of his beloved wife, Karen, of 52 years, his sons Matthew and wife Michelle, Bradley and wife Deedee, and his FAB Five grandchildren, Kate, Grace, Jack, Luke, and Emery.Born on August 3, 1940 in Endicott, New York, to Loretta and Joseph Selner. Mike grew up in a loving and lively home with his eight siblings, Joe,...
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Cecilia Constantine Mittelmaier

August 23, 1922 - May 16, 2017

Cecilia Mittelmaier, of Carrollton, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. She was born Wednesday, August 23, 1922, in San Antonio, Texas to Alfred E Burger and Agatha Kendla Burger. She was welcomed into the family by big sister, Margaret Mary Burger.Cecilia grew up in San Antonio, Texas and graduated St. Mary Catholic High School. In 1948 She and husband, Fred E. Mittelmaier welcomed...
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Martha Ann Council

March 23, 1936 - May 11, 2017

Martha Ann Council, a mother, teacher, and quilter died on May 11th, after a full and rich life. She was 81.Born in Nacogdoches, Texas on March 23, 1936, Martha was the youngest of three children of Charles and Ruth Gee.Martha attended Southern Methodist University on scholarship and eventually earned a Master's Degree in Music, before becoming a teacher for the Dallas Independent School...
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James Donald Coley

August 23, 1937 - May 9, 2017

James (Jim) Donald Coley, 79, died on the 9th day of May 2017. He leaves his wife of 54 years, VaRue Coley; their daughter, Crystal Coley Williams and her husband Christopher; his sister, Connie Boyd of Sevierville, Tennessee; his favorite aunt Helen Hoffman of Annona, Texas; and many cousins and close friends.Born in DeKalb, Texas and reared in nearby Hooks, the son of Raymond Wesley and...
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Martha Jane Gardner

August 2, 1928 - May 8, 2017

Martha "Jane" Gardner, age 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2017, at Fountainview / Highland Springs, Dallas, Texas. Jane, born August 2, 1928, to Henry Herschel and Martha Viola Wilson, in Auxvasse, Missouri, was the youngest of six children. As a young adult Jane became a Stewardess for TWA and enjoyed travelling for several years before moving to Los Angeles. It was there that...
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Timothy John Donald Kriske

December 12, 1959 - May 7, 2017

Timothy John Donald Kriske passed away peacefully at the age of 57 in Plano, Texas, on May 7, 2017 after a brief, but brave battle against pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his loving children as he joined The Lord at 9:51 that Sunday morning, 51 days after first being diagnosed. For those who knew Tim, 51 has always been his favorite number, and he would have found it fitting.Tim was born...
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Jerry C. Mahan

August 28, 1932 - May 2, 2017

Jerry Mahan was born in the middle of the "real depression" in Santa Monica California on August 28, 1932 to Elouise Pierce Mahan and "Dutch" Harold Don Mahan. His parents were professional musicians who hocked their wedding rings, every Friday, so as to buy milk for this baby, collecting their jewelry every Monday morning after being paid. Now you know why he was always cautious with finances...
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