Cheryl Kay Patterson Taylor

Cheryl Kay Patterson Taylor, 71, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Estes Park, Colorado, passed away peacefully at home in Fort Worth surrounded by family on Sunday, December 22, 2019. She was born January 5, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas to William M. and Barbara K. Patterson. Cheryl was the eldest of four and a second mother to her younger siblings, she was a loyal wife, a loving mother, and a proud grandmother. She was our angel on earth and is basking in His light in heaven. Cheryl’s family moved from San Antonio to Fort Morgan, Colorado and finally to Hastings, Nebraska, where she was a varsity cheerleader and homecoming royalty at Hastings High School. She had a wonderful group of girlfriends there, who had reunions every summer that Cheryl looked forward to each year. After high school, she attended the University of Nebraska where she majored in Elementary Education. Following her senior year, she took a summer job in Estes Park at Rock Acres. There she met the love of her life — David George Taylor. After teaching in San Antonio for the school year, Cheryl and David were married in Estes Park the following summer at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. They moved to St. Louis, Missouri and then to Clinton, Iowa, where Cheryl continued teaching. Eventually they moved back to San Antonio where she became a stay-at-home mother to her two daughters, Leigh and Laura. She was actively involved in her church and in her daughters’ schools, making friends who were like family, and constantly entertaining. David’s career took the family back to Estes Park where Cheryl was a member of the school board for nine years, and active in the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She continued to volunteer at church and schools, teach Bible Study, and constantly entertain family and friends. Cheryl was known for her kindness, her deep faith, her impeccable taste and so many memorable parties. Her family was her life, her friendships were intentional, and she treated each day as a gift. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, brother, Mark Patterson, and mother-in-law, Darlene Taylor. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, David, of Estes Park, CO and Fort Worth, TX; daughters Leigh (Rocco) Calandruccio of Austin, TX and Laura (Shawn) Finer of Fort Worth, TX; grandchildren Ava Sophia and Rocco Taylor Calandruccio, Reid William and Emmy Katherine Finer; brother William Lee (Lore) Patterson of Houston, TX; sister Jill (Patrick) Bartel of Wheaton, IL; father-in-law, George Taylor of Marshalltown, IA; sisters-in-law Susan (George) Bisbee of Santa Rosa, CA and Nancy (Rick) Lindroth of Madison, WI; uncle George Patterson of Longmont, CO; aunt Katherine Erikson of Longmont, CO; several cousins, twelve nieces and nephews, and numerous extended family and friends. The family would especially like to thank Manel Rivers for her support, love and devotion as Cheryl’s caregiver for the past several years. Celebrations of her life will take place in San Antonio and Fort Worth, with her final service and resting place …

Olivia Ortega

Olivia Ortega,73, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020. On Thursday, January 9th at Lamb Of God Church 3615 Maurice Ave. Fort Worth,Texas 76111 is her memorial services. Olivia ortega was born on December 7, 1946 in San Benito,Tx. She was a member at Lamb Of God Church.She worked at TCU for 11 years and enjoyed being around the students.Deceased by her father Geronimo ortega, her mother Juana Menchaca, Her brother Geronimo Jr Ortega, Her Sister Juanita Ortega & Her Daughter Mary Duron – Ortega. SURVIVORS: Her Son Michael Ortega; Grandchildrens: Clarissa Duron, Matthew Ortega, Samantha Duron, & Isabella Duron; Five Great Grandchildren;Sisters: Olga Reyes,Velma Ortega; Brothers:Oscar Ortega, Armando Ortega;lots of nieces and nephews.

Donald Eugene Boyd

Donald Eugene Boyd, 79, of Alvarado TX passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 28, 2019 after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Donald is survived by his son Roy David Boyd and wife Candice of Joshua, TX, his stepson Kenny Lovell and wife Beverly of Fort Worth, TX, and stepdaughter Lois Melvin of Alvarado, TX. He leaves to cherish is memory siblings: Vanetta, Christie, Rusty, Mary Katherine, Carolyn, Johnny, and Diane, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, stepmother Mary Ann Boyd, and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Eugene Boyd and Ella Fay, beloved wife Jean Boyd and son Jamish Boyd. The family will hold a Celebration of Life on Thursday January 2, 2020 from 3pm-6 pm at his home in Alvarado, TX. Flowers, donations, and condolences may be offered at 8109 North Prairie Hill, Alvarado TX 76009.

Marion O’Neal Lummus

Marion O’Neal Lummus 1939-2019 Neal entered into this world on April 16, 1939 and arrived in Heaven on December 18, 2019. At Neal’s request, his memorial with be merged with Jimmie Lou’s in the Colorado Rockies at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may made in Neal’s honor at Azle Animal Shelter, 724 Oak Park Street, Azle, Texas 76020, The Salvation Army, or the Shriners Hospital for Children, three of his favorite charities. Neal was born in Groesbeck, Texas where he spent many happy summers on his grandparents’ farm, after the family moved to Houston during his early childhood. Neal attended C.E. King High School before joining the United States Air Force in 1956. He worked in missile technology, specializing in the Minuteman Missiles, eventually becoming a nuclear weapons technician. He retired from the Air Force in 1976. After retiring, he taught for one year at Lincoln Technical Institute in Dallas, Texas. In 1978 he began a 20-year career with Motorola, Inc., retiring in 1998. With Motorola’s closure, he worked at Sprint for four years, until he was old enough to finally retire for good. Neal met the love of his life, Jimmie Lou Pennington, at her church’s revival in White Settlement in 1958. They married on October 17, 1959 at Carswell Air Force Base Chapel. They began a lifelong adventure travelling the world and the United States including such places as Guam, Fort Worth, Oklahoma, England (where daughter Wendy was born in 1962), Cheyenne, Wyoming (where daughters Dusty and Misty were born in 1964 & 1965), Turkey, Maine, Virginia, and finally in 1976 retired to Poolville, Texas. The couple celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on October 17, 2019 with a visit back to the chapel at Carswell Air Force Base where they had married. Neal was a long-time resident of Poolville and is a member at First Baptist Church Azle. He was a Master Mason and member of Julian Field No. 908, having earned his 50-year pin. He was a devout Christian with a wonderful sense of humor who was deeply devoted to his family. He was a true life-long learner, even taking a college geology class with his daughter while in his 70s. His quest for knowledge was unending. Neal was preceded in death by his parents, Marion Clinton and Ina Thomas Lummus, sisters Wanda and Jean, and brother Bill. Neal is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jimmie Lou Lummus of Poolville; daughters Wendy and husband Sandy West of Azle, Dusty and husband Tony Dunlap of Azle, Misty and husband Tom Abaray of Rainbow. Six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Sister Shirley Sansom of Decatur, AL, sister in law Mary Kay Pennington of Glen Rose, and many loving extended family and friends.

Christopher Michael Reed

Christopher Michael Reed passed away Thursday December 13th, 2018 after a long battle with depression at the age of 45. He was born in Houston Texas on February 15th 1973, to Susan Blanchard-Webb and Danny Eugene Reed. Christopher was a graduate of the Haltom High School class of 1991. He was a loving father. Christopher loved movies, TV Shows, Music, and Games. He is survived by his Mother Susan Webb, his Brother Jeffrey David Reed, His son Kenneth Reed, 2 Half-sisters, Andrea and Jessica and a Half-brother Daniel, a Step sister Krissy, and a step nephew Tyler. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. He loved fiercely everyone that was around him, including all of his friends. Most of all he loved his son, and spent countless hours telling everyone how much he loved his son. He will be interred at DFW National Cemetery (2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211) on January 10th, 2020 at 1PM. All of his pain and suffering has now passed, and he has gone to a new and better place where he can be free. In lieu of flowers please donate to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Nancy Fay Griffin

Nancy Fay Griffin of Saginaw, TX age 70 passed away peacefully in her sleep, Friday December 6, 2019. Nancy was born In Ft. Worth Texas on October 29,1949. She was raised in Bluemound, Tx by her father Harry Huffman and mother Irene Huffman. Nancy married to Drue Griffin February 13, 1970 and remained happily married until Drue’s Death November 8th, 1991. Nancy worked primarily in the banking industry for most of her life. She served as a facilitator of the Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County for 25 years. She also managed the country western band, The Midnight Wranglers. She spent her free time enjoying her many grandchildren’s various activities. But one of her favorite things to do was going dancing every chance she was able. She is survived by 3 Siblings Walter Huffman, Ann Holland, and Patsy Richardson. Three adult Children Ashli Schwake, Dusty Griffin, Dayna Ratliff and 8 grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren. Along with many acquired children she helped raise. Funeral Service will be held at Keller United Methodist church 1025 Johnson RD, Keller, tx 76248 On December 12, 2019 at 11 A.M.      

Charles Edward Horton

Charles Edward Horton began his life on November 30,1948 in Rosebud, Texas as the fourth child of ten born to Ray Horton and Charlie Mae Whitfield Horton. Charles passed at the age of 70 on November 26, 2019 in Dallas, Texas after a brief battle with brain cancer. Charles attended school in Rosebud, Texas where he graduated from Wilson White High School. He completed his BS in Sociology from West Texas State where he was a cornerback on the famous West Texas State Buffalo football team. He was a proud member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. As a lifelong learner, Charles continued to follow his passion as an avid reader and studying real estate, city planning, urban development and local politics. Charles was always called to serve whatever community he encountered. He was a committed Pan-Africanist, prison reform advocate, activist, mentor and consultant in Dallas and surrounding communities. As a natural connector, Charles was well suited to sales where he was a successful insurance agent with New York Life in Amarillo, Texas. When he moved to Dallas, Texas to be closer to his children and family, he was a successful salesman with Friendly Chevrolet, Goode-Taylor and later spent 29 years with Freeman Honda where he was employed until his passing. Charles was a very proud father to his three children and proud grandfather to his 2 week-old grandson. Family was central to who Charles was and he was a loving son, brother, and uncle and involved member with his large extended family. You could often find Charles referred to as a family member and mentor to his customers, friends and so many people throughout his life. Once you were part of his life you were always in his heart. Charles is preceded in death by his father, Ray Horton and three brothers: Judge Ray Horton, Bobbie Horton and Lewis Horton. Charles leaves cherished memories to his three children: Erika Horton, Eric Rahman Horton (Ronette), Rasul Diop, grandson Ahsyaad Horton and his ex-wife, Atoie Hooks Horton. His mother, Charlie Mae Horton; brothers: Arthur Horton (Sue), Willie Horton (Diane), Raymond Horton (Janice), Max Horton (Janis), sisters: Dr. Annie Horton Barkers, Minister Charlie Horton Cook, and Zelma Horton Scott (Arthur). Numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, a host of cousins, friends and customers. The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. – Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

Jeremy Michael Gregg

Jeremy Michael Gregg born August 15,1990. His life was tragically cut short by a motorcycle accident on November 25, 2019. He proudly served his country in the Army and was honorably discharged. He was a loving son, father, husband and brother. He leaves behind his wife Noelle and daughter Daniella, parents; Michael and Gwen Gregg, sister; Brianne (Garrett) and nephew Ethan, brother; Benjamin ( Mariah) nephew and niece Cohen and Willow. He leaves behind special friends John and Cameron. Viewing for friends and family will be Monday December 2,2019 5-7 PM at Alpine Funeral Home. His burial will be Tuesday December 3, 2019 10 am at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Frankie Nell Hewitt

Frankie Nell Kincheloe Hewitt Frankie Nell Kincheloe Hewitt 71, Passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019. She had been bravely battling cancer for the last 3 years and passed away at home in her sleep with family close by. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She lived in the Ft Worth, Texas area her whole life. She loved to travel and take trips anywhere she just loved to GO. Her favorite pastimes were spending time with her grandkids and shopping at thrift stores. She would come home so excited to show you her latest “bargain treasure”. She was preceded in death by her husband James R. Hewitt and her parents Evelyn and Roland Kincheloe. She is survived by her; daughter Rhonda A. Jay Greene Son in Law Kevin R. Greene Granddaughter Chelsea N. Burns Granddaughter Mary K. Greene Grandson James R. (Jayme) Greene Son Charles R. Jay Granddaughter Ashley R. Jay Jones Grandson in Law Brandon E. Jones Great Grandson Rylan Z. Jones Sister Kathy L. Kincheloe Greer Brother in Law R. Earl Greer Nephew Roland E. (Reggie) Greer Niece Genevieve F. (Genny) Greer Gonzalez Along with many other cousins and great nieces and great nephews all of whom she loved so dearly. The Chapel Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday December 5, 2019 at Alpine Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Skyvue Cemetery.

Kimberly Ellen Rasberry

Kimberly Ellen Rasberry, 59, of Watauga, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 17,2019. Kim, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, was born on March 6, 1960 at Harris Methodist Hospital downtown where her mother was a registered nurse. She was the baby of three children of George and Barbara Bishop and grew up in the North Richland Hills area. As a child, Kim loved playing with her Barbie Dolls. She attended the Sears School of Charmers in 1969 and went to Smithfield Elementary, Watauga Junior High which is now Watauga Middle School, and attended Richland High School. She enjoyed singing in the school choirs. Kim worked in the retail industry until 2018. She loved her sister dearly as well as her family and her animals. Kim is survived by her three Sons Kristopher Wills and wife Beth, Michael Wills , and Mitchell Simmons and partner Brittany; two Daughters Leslie Mullins and husband Mark (Tony), and Lorie Simmons; her Sister Debi Locke and husband Lance; 7 grandchildren, plus 3 grandchildren she considered her own; and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and many other loved ones. Kim joins her Father and Mother George and Barbara Bishop, and Brother Stephen Bishop in heaven. Celebration of Life will be held at Alpine Funeral Home in Fort Worth Texas on Tuesday November 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM.