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.

Nicolasa Morales

Nicolasa Morales,of 59 years, of Acuña Coahuila, died on March 16 in the comfort of her home in White Settlement, Tx, after suffering 4 strokes. She was born on September 10, 1960 in Acuña Coahuila, the daughter of Gabriel Morales and Paula De la Torre. She was a very strong woman, she never rested, she always had time to take care of her family. And she was a very dear person to everyone. She is survived by her husband Johnny Jr. Guerra. Two sons and three daughters: Juan, Miguel, Teresa, Lucy and Silvia. Leave 8 grandchildren and one sister: Amada Morales.Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 6-8 pm. In Alpine Funeral Home 2300 North Sylvania Fort Worth, Txt 76111   Friends and family, who like to join us, will be welcome.

Retha O. “Zell” Flippo

In Olney, Texas on November 18, 1933, a beautiful, red-headed girl joined the family of Ima Worley and Troy Frazier. She stood out from her two older, dark-headed siblings, Derold and Frankie because of that red hair.  She became known to her “Daddy” as his “pink-haired girl”.  To her two younger sisters, Faye and LaVerne, she was their “red-headed sister”. For the rest of her life she would stand out from the crowd for more reasons than just her hair. She finished High School in three years and graduated from Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas in 1951.  She attended Southwestern Assembly of God Collage in Waxahachie, Texas. On December 31, 1952, she celebrated the new year by marrying a childhood friend, Harold W. Evans.  Her dream of having a family was realized when she had three children, Brenda Evans, Shellie Smith and Troy W. Evans. When her marriage ended, she worked at various jobs to support her family. She was a standout wherever she was employed, first in San Angelo, Texas and then in the Dallas/Fr. Worth area.  She was always able to advance quickly and reach managerial positions. In 1979, she married Bryan Flippo and moved into her home where she lived until her death. Bryan preceded her in death in December of 2000.  In 2007, she lost her much-loved son, Troy. After Bryan passed away, Brenda became her helper and protector with the aid of Shellie and her husband Carl Smith. During her prolonged period of declining health, she often looked for her “Daddy” and waited for him to   come for her to attend a revival that he was holding.  On March 12 of this year, she found her Daddy and that revival.  Her family rejoices in the successful end to her search.

Shirley Mae Valentine

Shirley Mae Valentine, Age 88, passed away on Wednesday 02/27/19 at Universal Health Service Hospice in Fort Worth, TX. She was the widow of Henry M Valentine. They shared 48 years of marriage. Shirley was born in Shawnee, KS on 06/09/1930. She was the daughter of Edward and Sylvia (Yoos) Colin. She was a Christian. She enjoyed her family and especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren in all of their sports and church activities. She will be remembered for her loving and caring nature. And for the way her eyes lit up and her beautiful smile when around her family and friends. She is survived by 2 sons, Jim (Sandy) Burford of Cedar Falls, IA, Mike Burford of TX, 4 daughters, Sylvia (Gordon) Smith of Herrin IL, Sheila Heichel of Kennedale, TX, Carla Sue (Dennis) Reuter of Gilbertville, IA, Cheryl (Steve) Saville of Haltom City, TX, a sister Carol Sarver of Glendale, OR and Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her spouse of 48 years, a son Richard Leon Burford, 2 brothers and 2 sisters and her parents. There will be a viewing and visitation at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 North Sylvania Fort Worth TX on March 2 2019 from 10 AM – 12 Noon.  

Dorothy Ann Baxter Harris

Dorothy Ann Baxter Harris Born October 31, 1928 of Keller, Texas Passed away Wednesday January 3, 2019 Dorothy was born and raised in Waco Texas. She graduated Waco High in 1946 and went on to attended North Texas State where she received her degree in physical education. After graduation she taught public school in Belton, Texas and Port Neches, Texas and was employed by American Airlines.  After having her children she became a substitute teacher for Saint John’s in North Richland Hills and some of the surrounding schools in Keller. She was very active in the Keller Woman’s club and enjoyed sewing for the Keller Indianettes. She also enjoyed being a member of ESA sorority. She enjoyed life and loved her family. She never met a stranger and enjoyed doing things for others. She is preceded in death by her husband John Robert “Jack” Harris. She is survived by her children Ann, David and John (Jessica) and Grandchildren Eric, Brittany and Taylor Harris. A celebration of life will be held on March 30, 2019 1100 am 200 pm at the home of David Harris. Any additional information call 817-431-2943. Please leave a message and your call will be returned.

Blaza ‘Blanch’ Tyler

Blaza ‘Blanch’ Tyler Blanch loved to smile, laugh, and have a good time! She had a never-ending desire to socialize and be in the middle of the action. She knew how to have fun. Her father died in a car accident when she was a teenager. As she was the oldest of 5 children, she started working at that time to help support the family. Blanch earned a Master’s degree and worked for over 50 years as a medical technologist. Her sense of family remained vital as evidenced by her family nickname of “Buddy.” Buddy was always ready for a family trip to Las Vegas or Disney World. Blanch, and her devoted husband of 51 years, Frank, moved to Fort Worth from Kansas City, Missouri in 2007. She quickly started building relationships and contributing to the community. She volunteered at the West Aid food bank, as well as serving as a Long-term Care ombudsman for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Her ability to speak Spanish served her well in both positions. Blanch was even recognized as an “Exceptional Advocate” award winner by the State of Texas. Her desire to help and care for others was always in action. Blanch was also enthralled by the political process. In 1992, she was an alternate delegate from Missouri at the Republican National Convention. Blanch was also appointed by the governor to serve on the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. She had been an active member of the Fort Worth Republican Women’s Organization. Her greatest legacy, however, is a lifetime of sowing love. She didn’t speak much about it other than to always say “Be kind.” Her actions to help, serve, and advocate for others spoke louder than any words could ever speak. Blanch’s physical body left us on February 19, 2019 – 63 years to the date of her father’s death. Her message of caring and serving carries forth. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, March 1st at 10am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 6150 Pershing Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107 followed by a come and go Celebration of Life from 11:30am to 3:30pm at the Residence Inn by Marriott, 2500 Museum Way, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Her family would like to extend a special thank you to all those at The Stayton who took care of her the past three years with so much love, compassion, and gentleness.

James Dean Tillery

James Dean Tillery, age 47, passed away Friday morning, February 8th, 2019 after his courageous battle with cancer. James was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 4th, 1971 to Sandra Garrett and Jimmy Tillery. He was a proud and loving father of four children, Jessica, Dillon, Tabitha and Nathan. James was commissioned Deputy for Tarrant County Sheriff Office where he was given the ability to do what he loved; serving, protecting, and helping his community. When he wasn’t serving his community, He was proudly serving and protecting his nation as a heavy vehicle driver during his enlistment in the United States Army Reserves including a deployment to Kuwait.   He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Monty and Lynn Garrett and Ben Tillery. Survived by his grandmother Frances Tillery. His mother Sandra Garrett and father Jimmy Tillery. Children Jessica, Dillon, Tabitha and Nathan. Siblings, Tonya Spurgeon and Joey Peak. And many other family and friends. James had a love for music and cars. He profoundly loved his children, family and friends. James enjoyed life and made the most out of each day. A celebration of life will be held for James D Tillery on Saturday February 16th, 2019 at 1 pm at The Hills Church, 8300 West Freeway Fort Worth, 76108. If you would like to donate to charity in lieu of flowers please donate to: Roll Call or Assist The Officer in James’ name.

Margaret Dawn Hadley

Margaret Dawn Hadley July 19,1980 – February 5, 2019   Margaret was born in Fort Worth, Texas on July 19, 1980 to  Kay O’Neal. She is the first born child of three children. She went to school in Southern California. In high school her family moved to Hurst, Texas where she continued her education.  She went to L.D. Bell High School and then on to Tarrant County College where she pursued a career in nursing. Margaret had a generous heart and a loving nature. She took great joy in her younger siblings Debbie and Robert.  She was a proud mom of three boys,  Jim, Aaron and Kenny, and her daughter Christa. A close family with much love. Margaret passed on February 5, in Fort Worth. She was survived by her four children, Jim, Aaron, Kenneth and Christa Hadley. Her two siblings Debbie and Robert O’Neal. Her mother Arlene Kay O’Neal. Her step father Bob Staffieri. Margaret has impacted more lives than she will ever know.

Paul Lloyd James

Two Memorial Services are planned to celebrate the life of Paul Lloyd James, age 66, who passed away suddenly Saturday February, 2, 2019 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Fort Worth, Texas Service: Saturday February 9, 2019 at 2:30pm Celebration Community Church 908 Pennsylvania Ave. Fort Worth, Texas. 76104   Pittsburg, Oklahoma Service: Saturday February 16, 2019 at 10am Pittsburg Baptist Church 301 Tull Ave. Pittsburg, Oklahoma. 74568   In lieu of flowers please make contributions in the name of Paul James to the UT Southwestern, Harold C.   Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Contributions may be sent to 400 W. Magnolia, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.   Paul was born February 28, 1953 in McAlester, Oklahoma to Lloyd Raymond and Umeca Louise (Rodman) James. He was raised in Pittsburg, Oklahoma and graduated from Pittsburg High School. He then attended Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, Oklahoma.   His early career choice was in the hospitality industry, starting out during his high school years at Wheelers Café in Kiowa, Oklahoma. In time he owned the Stockyard Steak House in McAlester, Oklahoma.  Paul eventually moved to Texas where he worked for General Motors and was a member of UAW Local  816. He started in the Dallas Service Parts Operation Warehouse, before moving to the Everman, Texas Warehouse, and finally retiring at the Roanoke, Texas Warehouse.  Paul loved animals of all kinds and dancing.  He also valued his family and friends and enjoyed cooking for and entertaining them all. Paul was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd Raymond James and Umeca Louise (Rodman) James and Sister Sheila Louise James. He is survived by his spouse, Randy Lee Mills of Burleson, Texas; brother, Jack Humphrey and wife Linda of Lane, Oklahoma;  brother Frank  Humphrey of Eufaula, Oklahoma; 3 Nephews; 2 Nieces; 7 Great Nephews;  2 Great Nieces; as well as 2 Great-great Nephews, and 1 Great-great niece.  He is also survived by his chosen sister, Blanca Guerra and many close family and friends.  Interment will be in the Kiowa Cemetery at Kiowa, Oklahoma. Paul was much loved and will be dearly missed.    

Pamela Lou Coleman

Pamela Lou Coleman of Burleson, Texas, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday January 29, 2019. She will always be remembered as a loving and selfless wife, mother, daughter, sister, Mema and friend to all that knew and loved her. She was born May 27, 1950 in Lubbock, Texas to Billie Louise and Lloyd George Chambliss. She graduated from Trimble Tech High School in 1968, where she met then later married the love of her life Elvin Bryan Coleman on December 1, 1969. Pam was devoted to God throughout her life. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and prepared countless meals during Children’s Church Camp for 17 amazing years.  She read her bible often and had many bookmarks of scriptures she loved to read. She enjoyed making crafts from crocheting blankets and doll clothes to painting light switch covers with her mom. Each month Pam and her Mom would travel to Bowie and Canton to attend the Trade Day Markets. Preceded in death by her mother Billie Duke and her beloved son Bryan Charles Coleman. Pam is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bryan Coleman of Burleson, Son Wayne Coleman and wife Theresa of Hurst, son Brock Coleman and wife Crystal of Fort Worth. daughter Traci Gomez and husband Paul of Haltom City, daughter in law Jennifer Coleman of Saginaw, brother Monte Chambliss and wife Joan of Burleson, Sister Gayla Churchman of South Carolina, 11 grandchildren; Tommy, Johnathan, Kylie, Rebecca, Patrick, Breann, Cheyenne, Jewel, Dillion, Colton, Martin, numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends. Celebration of Life: Graveside Service 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2301 Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth Texas 76111 Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019 at Alpine Funeral Home 2300 N. Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76111. Pallbearers: Brock Coleman, Wayne Coleman, Paul Gomez, Anthony Logozzo, Patrick Ryan, Johnathan Coleman