James Olen Jones

On April 22, 2019, God acquired another angel in heaven. James Olen “Pete” Jones, a.k.a. Jim, was born April 20, 1940 in Oakdale, Illinois. He was the son of Auzie Olen Jones and Lila Tressie Fletcher and brother of Hood Jones, Sue Reed and Bootsie Grant. On October 24, 1959, Jim married Shirley Ann Jones and later had four beautiful children; Kari Templin, Craig Jones, Seree Martin and David Jones. During his career life, he proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1966 as a fighter crew chief stationed at Amarillo AFB, Texas and Hamilton AFB, California. After his service, he moved his family back to Fort Worth, Texas where he continued his love of fighter maintenance by joining the Lockheed Martin team in 1965. During this time, he contributed to the development of today’s fighter aircraft for the Armed Forces. After 33 years of service, Jim retired from the company in 1998. The man of many names was the provider of his family by being a dedicated husband, a loving father of four, grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of three. Nonetheless, Jim finally gets to join his wife, Shirley, in heaven and look upon his family with pride. He will be placed next to Shirley in The Garden of Ever Lasting Love at Greenwood/Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. In addition, the family would like to extend an invitation to join them at the post-funeral reception hosted at Los Vaqueros, 2629 N. Main St, Fort Worth, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Flowers can be sent to Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 N. Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX, 76111.

Taylor Wilson

Obituary   Taylor Wilson was born on December 28, 1949 in New Orleans, LA. He was the oldest child of the late Soloman Wilson, Jr. and the late Mary Wilson. On June 30, 1979, he married Linda Smith and to this union three sons were born.   He was baptized at a young age at Stronger Hope Baptist Church. As an adult he became a member of Jerusalem COGIC. As a result of Hurricane Katrina, he relocated to Dallas, TX where he served as a greeter at Oasis Community Church.   Taylor was educated in the New Orleans Public School System. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and was a 1969 graduate of St. Augustine High School. In 1970 he was drafted into the army and served in the Vietnam War. He continued to serve until he was honorably discharged in 1976.   Though he held many jobs, his passion for Mardi Gras grew when he worked for Kern Studios pulling the floats that brought joy to his beloved city. He was an avid collector of trains and sports memorabilia.   He is survived by his sons: Jeremy (Angelie) Wilson, Julian Wilson, and Jesse Wilson, all of New Orleans, LA; two siblings: Gloria Braithwaite of New Orleans, LA and Lester V. Wilson, Sr. of Reserve, LA; three grandchildren: Amor Wilson, David Wilson, and Jacob Wilson, all of New Orleans, LA; nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Cecilia “Cissy” Ramos

Cecilia ” Cissy ” Ramos , 70 returned to her heavenly home on April 15, 2019 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.   Cissy was born in Lubbock, Tx February 19, 1949 to the late Ruby and Ulalio Salazar, she was a loving wife and took pride in being a homemaker and being a great cook. She loved to be home , shopping and at church where she would sing praises to the Lord above, God blessed Cissy with the voice of an Angel. She was a Godly woman who you could turn to for love, compassion, kind words, and godly wisdom. She never turned anyone away especially family, she took pride in having huge holiday get togethers at her house and made everyone feel welcome. Cissy and Jim Ramos were married for 35 years . They were blessed with 3 children, Robert , Libby, and Gemini Ramos. Cissy is survived by her son Robert Ramos and wife Lisa Ramos, daughter Libby Ramos and husband unknown at this time; her grandchildren, Isaac Ramos, Isreal Ramos, Eric Ramos, Justin Flores, Mona Basaldu, Savannah Ramos and great-grandchildren Avery, Kyle, Bentley, Atticus, Bella, Calli, Ezekiel, Nathan, Kylab, and Serenity. Brothers Danny, Martin, Roy, Sam, Jimmy, and Carlos Salazar. There will be a viewing at Alpine funeral home on April 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon service will be followed at Greenwood Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator.

Billy Ross Coen

Billy Ross Coen passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus in his home on Monday, April 15th with his wife by his side. He was born April 28, 1938 in Wichita Falls, TX the youngest child to Ida Tracey and Joseph Gordon Coen. He married his bride of 45 years, Rose “Ann” Odom on February 23, 1974. He proudly served many years in the United States Army before building a successful career in sales. He retired from John Hancock Life Insurance Company and also succeeded in business long after retirement.  His loves in life were his family, golf, rocking on the front porch, and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up. He is survived by his wife Ann, sons Rodney Coen, Lee Coen, Wade Fitzgerald, Troy Coen and their wives and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was funny, kind, admittedly stubborn, trustworthy, and a follower of Christ. Because of all this and more he will be greatly missed until we see him again.

Angela Rose Covey

Angela Rose Covey Went home to be with her heavenly father on March 27,2019. Angie had a heart of gold.She loved her dog baby girl.She was a friend for life.She was born Dec.14,1969.She was preceded in death with her mother Joy Ann Cogdill and father Charles Covey. Survivors pet Babygirl,sisters Charlene Vaughn,Tammy Covey,Bothers Sam Covey,Jimmy Covey, Niece Summer Jones Etchison,Numerous Aunts And Uncles,best friend Sharon willey.

Darla Christie Kelly

Darla Christie Kelly, age 58, passed away on Monday, April 8th in Mineral Wells, Tx. She was born December 9, 1960, at Arlington Memorial in Arlington, Tx to Betty June Huffman and Ernest Oxford Moore ,Jr. She is an alumni of Crowley High School, class of 79’. She pursued choir and band from 75’-79’. She was always excited to work at her fathers businesses, from the clothing store to the fried chicken house. She took that leadership role with her, to become great Management at different establishments. Her greatest accomplishments in life were, being called Mom and Nena. She is survived by her daughter Tracy Jennifer Kelly, daughter-in-law Katlyn Kelly and granddaughter Kenny Kelly. She is survived by daughter-in-law Serena Ulrich, granddaughter Alexis Naomi and grandson Ashton Hunter. She is survived by her father Ernest Oxford Moore, Jr. and Ernest Oxford Moore III. She is preceded in death by mother Betty June Moore, sister Lynn Hanson, brother Douglas Moore and son Randall Everett Ulrich, Jr. The family is going to hold a small intimate remembrance ceremony at a later date.  

Jean Nunns Carter

Jean “Nan” Nunns Carter, age 81, went to be with Jesus on March 25, 2019.  Her parting was attended by her family and friends who will always think back to the born-again life she lived. This wonderful woman was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Jean was a Godly woman and led many people to the Lord.  Along with her husband Billy, she founded “Behind Prison Bars Ministry” where they witnessed to prisoners all over the state of Texas.  Her unconditional love for family, and all of God’s children, had a way of making you feel welcomed and cherished. Nan had a laugh and sense of humor that was as infectious as it was warmhearted. Jean was a truly one of a kind and has left an impression on everyone’s hearts that had the pleasure of meeting her.   She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Lewis and Marie Nunns, brother S.E. Nunns, her twin sister Peggy Nunns, and her beloved grandson Clinton Carter.  She is survived by her husband of 65 years William “Billy” Carter, her sons Bill Carter and Telvy, Mark Carter and Tonya and her daughter Tami Finley and Bryan.  She was blessed with many grandchildren; Justin Carter, Kevin Carter and wife Hillary, Riley Finley, Mark Carter, Sierra Carter, Steven Adams and wife Jessica, Shahad Tafich, Yvlet Tafich and Yussuf Tafich;  great grandchildren Rigby, Rhaelet, Anthony, Kalila, Gunner and soon to be welcomed into the world Cali Jean. Memorial and celebration of her life will be held April 4th,   at 2:00 PM. Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76111 817-834-4116

James Worth Keenom

James Worth Keenom, age 61, died in an automobile accident on March 22, 2019. He was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Jim was a manager for many years at Minyards Grocery Store before branching out into his own business, opening Tri-County Bail Bonds. He loved outdoor activities, hunting, and was an avid shooter. He was close to his family and had many close friends he loved spending time with. His sense of humor and his ability to make everyone laugh and smile was a quality that will be terribly missed. He was loved by many and will forever be in our hearts. He was preceded in death by his father, James Lewis Keenom. He is survived by his son, James Austin Keenom, Madeline Carter, and grandson, James Caleb Keenom. He is also survived by his mother, Ina Sue Keenom and spouse Bill Hamilton of Fort Worth, brothers, Mark Keenom of Fort Worth and Tracy Keenom and spouse Sharon Keenom of Burleson, sister Kayna Brown and spouse Matt Brown of Azle, nephews and nieces, Henry, Jesse, Levi, Jenny, Ellen, and Hannah, and ex-wife Mimi Middlebrook Keenom. A quote from Jim: “I have as many people in heaven I love as I do on earth. Don’t be sad when I die, I just want people to have a beer in my name and laugh.” A memorial for Jim Keenom will be held at The Fountains Fellowship Church at 812 S. Crowley Rd. on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Ramon Mack Snead

Ramon Mack Snead, soldier, Little League baseball coach, Scoutmaster, mechanical design engineer and wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on February 22, 2019. He was born June 4, 1923 in Tulsa Oklahoma, to parents Arthur Snead and Theron Price Snead. His mother named him Ramon after her favorite silent movie actor, Ramon Navarro, and his father named him Mack because he was working as a mechanic for Mack trucks at the time. He was raised in Dallas, Texas and joined the United States Army in January of 1943 and served as an aircraft armorer. While stationed at Seymour Johnson Army Air Forces base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, he met Ruth Gordon Shirley. They were married February 5, 1945. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, they moved to Dallas, Texas. Ramon attended Southern Methodist University where he received his BS in Mechanical Engineering in June of 1950. After graduation, he worked at Texaco as a salesman until August of 1955, when he accepted a job as a mechanical design engineer, at what was then known as Convair (now known as Lockheed Martin.) He retired from Lockheed Martin in 1988. He and Ruth raised two sons. He was known as “Super Mechanic” by the neighborhood boys because of his ability to fix any broken go kart, motorcycle or car. He is survived by his two sons, R. Mack Snead, Jr. and his wife Debbie, and Michael Snead and his wife Karen. He is also survived by grandson Joel Snead and his wife Danyelle and their daughter Silver, and by granddaughter Katelyn Snead Brandt and her husband Brad. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife of 68 years, Ruth, who passed away in 2013. Interment service is scheduled on Monday April 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75211. Following will be a memorial service held at Calvary Baptist Church, 401 West Church Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in memory of Ramon Snead to The Gathering, at 214 West Davis St., Mesquite, TX 75149 or http://www.gatheringmesquite.org/donate; or to the charity of your choice. Our family would like to thank Dr. Robert Kelly for his excellent treatment and advice, his caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care, especially Patricia Hiltebrandt, who went above and beyond what was required in an attempt to make his final days as comfortable as possible. We would also like to thank his longtime neighbor, Martin Carrillo, for always being there to help him, no matter what needed to be repaired.

Kay Alta Westendorf

Kay Alta Westendorf died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Fort Worth. Service: 11 a.m. Monday, March 25 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Fort Worth.  Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at the church. Kay was born August 4, 1949, in Waverly, Iowa to Jean E. and Gordon B. Porter. She was a 1967 graduate of State College High School in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  She completed a business certificate in 1968 from American Institute of Business in Des Moines.  Kay retired from Texas Christian University in 2011 after more than 20 years of working in various offices. She married James Allen Westendorf on October 26, 1968, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They were married for 46 years before Jim’s passing in 2014.  She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ.  Kay was a talented and gifted quilter who shared her talents with many friends.  Kay was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, grand aunt, sister, daughter, and friend who gave unconditional love to all. Kay was preceded in death by her husband and parents. She is survived by sons Jeffrey Westendorf of West Des Moines, Iowa and Michael Westendorf (Teresann) of Burleson, Texas; daughter Amy George (David) of Mission, Kansas; granddaughters, Jessica Westendorf, Meredith George, Emily Crowe and Christina Westendorf; brothers Bradd Porter (Jane) and Ross Porter; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4201 Trail Lake Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76109 for the growth of this loving church community.