Mary Helen (Matthews) Moon

Mary Helen (Matthews) Moon, (1935-2020) age 84, of Waxahachie, Texas passed away on July 7, 2020. Mary Helen was born and raised in Mineola, Texas. She was valedictorian of her 1953 class. She graduated from Baylor University in May of 1956 and married Austin Dale Moon. They went to Fort Worth for Dale’s seminary experience. They were blessed by their two sons, Mark Moon and Brian Moon. Following two pastorates, Dale felt called to be an army chaplain to minister to our soldiers in the Viet Nam war. His very successful chaplaincy took the family to various stateside as well as foreign assignments. Following his passing in McKinney, Texas, Mary Helen later and very unexpectedly met and married Dr. Jerry Lemon, a fellow Baylor graduate as well as a pastor, Lifeway editor, author and world traveler. Jerry had known Colonel Moon at Baylor many years ago, but he and Mary Helen do not recall ever having met which was very surprising to them both. During her lifetime Mary Helen was a double certified teacher. She taught most of the elementary grades, to include ESL, as well as accounting and business law in the secondary level. While teaching second grade in Stuttgart, Germany, she received the outstanding teacher award. She was active in her memberships, belonging to Officers’ Wives Clubs, her church, Federated Women’s Clubs and her private social clubs and groups. Above all she belonged to the army of the dear Lord. Mary Helen was blessed to visit the Holy Land two times. These trips were amazing and unspeakable blessings. She went once with Dale and once alone when a widow. Her survivors are husband, Dr. Jerry Lemon; two sons Mark Moon (Teresa) and Brian Moon (Tracy); grandson, Dr. Matthew Moon (Natalie) and granddaughters Dr. Erin Brunton (Justin), Erika Staif (Zac), Sara Moon and Courtney Moon; and great grandchildren Adrienne, Ben and Alex; brother Wade Matthews (Rebekah); four nieces and a nephew; step-children Brent Lemon (Marie Mosentseva), Wayne Lemon, and Cheryl Allen; and step-granddaughter Mia Lemon. Services will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola, Texas on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Martha Elaine (Hearn) Sala

Martha Elaine (Hearn) Sala, 75, of Cedar Hill, TX passed away at her family home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. She was born April 24, 1945 in Fort Worth, TX to Jay Clark and Billie Hearn. She was raised in Richland Hills. She graduated from Richland High School. She was predeceased by her loving partner of 43 years, Garry Sala. She is survived by her son Brian Hinson, daughter Stacy Sala-Walker, grandchildren Ashley Hinson, Brian Hinson Jr., Marcus Ayala, Skylar Walker, Sienna Walker, Shiloh Walker, son in law Mark Walker. She is also survived by her sister Mary Martin, and brother Jay Clark Hearn Jr. Martha loved music, The Door, Jimi, Janis, Zeppelin they were always playing at her home. Martha also had a love of acting and appeared in numerous local theater programs, commercials, and minor roles on major motion pictures. She loved to sew and made her and her children’s clothes for years. She was a true hippie she loved lava lamps, any kind of peace sign, Tie-Dye anything, and beaded curtains. Her favorite character was Betty Boop, she had it on everything. She put all of herself into her children and grandchildren, she loved them so much. Visitation will be held on June 26, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Alpine Funeral Home. 2300 N Sylvania Ave Ft Worth, TX 76111 The graveside service will be held on June 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at the Christus area. 2301 N. Sylvania Ave Ft. Worth, TX 76111

Thomas William Bigby

Thomas William Bigby, 76, of Paradise, Texas, passed away on June 1, 2020, in the Willow Park Nursing Home, in Willow Park, Texas. Tom was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Marvin C. Bigby and Madeline Patterson Bigby on June 7, 1943. He grew up in the Riverside area of Fort Worth; graduated from Amon Carter Riverside High. He married Patricia Sue Smith on April 10, 1964, in Haltom City, Texas. Tom started working for the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad in 1963, in the yards at night writing down the car numbers, later he moved to the downtown office. His career continued for 37 years with the railroad through different mergers and what was finally called the BNSF. Tom received the BN Scrap & Coke Team Award in 1990, and the James J. Hill Cyrus K Holliday Founders Award in 1998. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, father and sister Madeline Frances Carlton Jones. Tom is survived by his wife Patricia, daughter Tommi Sue Lee and husband Robert Lee from Burleson, Texas, son Robert W. Bigby Sr., and grandson Robert W. Bigby Jr. from Fort Worth, Texas. Tom was a devoted husband and father; he loved all his nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces. He had many friends that he thought the world of and enjoyed visiting and talking with them. The family of Thomas W. Bigby wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Sara Reed, with Alpha Omega Hospice, and nurse Sarah, with the Willow Park Nursing Home, and all the nurses that took care of him.

David Walker Moore

SAGINAW — David Walker Moore, 67, entered into eternal life on March 25, 2020. He was born August 8, 1952 in Hobert, Oklahoma to Ardella Glasscock and Alton Moore. David was one of 5 children. After high school, David joined the Navy, where he served for many years. His military service eventually brought him to San Diego, where he met and married Elizabeth A. Weigele. After his stint in the Navy, the family relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, where he worked as an aircraft electrician at Vought Industries. During this time, he earned a degree in Mathematics from the University of North Texas. Later in life, he was employed by the Post Office, eventually retiring in 2019. David never met a stranger and had an uncanny knack for learning multiple languages. He had several hobbies, including golf, sudoku, dominos, Pinochle, billiards, table tennis, and karaoke. He is survived by 2 brothers, Jimmy and Billy, and 2 sisters, Alberta and Jackie (who has since passed); son, Christopher; daughter, Tiana (Atkins); son-in-law, Wil; 4 grandchildren, Morgan, Makayla, Harper, and Hudson; and many friends. Opa- you will be missed! Services pending. Buddy’s poem: “A good friend indeed, Always there in a time of need. You knew where you stood with Dave, As his devotion would never wave. We’ll miss you, but that’s not the end, As you live on in all you gave.

David Benjamin Lee Jr.

“To My David If you should go before me part of my heart will die with you and I will have an empty feeling forever. Life will go on with all the memories (good and bad) that we have shared over all the years and they will linger with me and comfort me. Know that I love you dearly and will treasure you forever. Your wife Dora” David Benjamin Lee, Jr. Born 1927 in  Ore City, Gilmer County and grew up in Beckville. East Texas. He joined the United States Air Force at the age of 18 and retired after 20 years of service. He then went to work at Bell Helicopter for 27 years with 25 years in a supervisory capacity. After retirement he loved to keep a garden and keep neighbors supplied with vegetables.  He met his wife Dora while serving in Mallorca, Spain in 1961 and they married on the Rock of Gibraltar in 1963 then returned to the United States to live in Texas. He is survived by his wife Dora, sister Frances Price and her husband Johnny Price, sister Josaphine Rankin and brother William Lee and his wife Joann, nieces and nephews living in various states and nieces and nephews in England, also great nieces and nephews. He will always be in all our hearts. He will rest at the Veterans Cemetery. The family requests no flowers, donations to either the Diabetes Research Foundation or Alzheimer Research. He is preceded in death by his (adopted) daughter Monique Pratt and brother Gordon Lee.

Brenton James Mastronardi

Brenton James Mastronardi (48) of Fort Worth, TX passed away on May 1, 2020 surrounded by his loving family after his courageous battle with colon cancer. Brenton’s life would seem too short by many, but those who knew him best understand that the quality of his life far exceeded the quantity of time here on earth. His intelligence, exuberance for life, taste for the “finer things” and his humor will be missed by all. Brenton was born March 16, 1972 in Cortland, NY to Benny Mastonardi and Susan (Clark) Mastronardi. After graduating in 1990 from Cortland Senior High, he continued his athletic career playing soccer and graduating from the University of Buffalo. He then moved permanently to the DFW area to further his education and start his professional career. In 2009 he married Laura Staats and became an amazing step-father to Ramsey and Regan Sawyer. In 2011 they were blessed with another daughter, Ryan Mastronardi. After Ryan was born Brenton attained his PHD, but given his recent health concerns he was not able to complete his dissertation. Brenton experienced success in everything he did: Home Theater, Roofing/Construction and Finance. Often, he received recognition for his efforts such as Rookie of the Year, Shining Star Award and Aerie Award for Vision & Leadership to name a few. Due to his dedication for the last nine years, he was elected as board member emeritus to the Parker Foundation for Health and Happiness (PFHH). Brenton was also active on three elite soccer teams in the DFW Area, enjoyed golf and LOVED the Dallas Cowboys. Brenton is survived by his wife Laura (Staats) Mastronardi, children Ramsey, Regan, and Ryan; mother Susan Mastonardi, father Benny (Karen) Mastonardi, mother-in-law Irenea Staats, brother Ben (Sara) Mastonardi, sisters Bethany Mastronardi (Mike Germaine) and Marissa (Wyatt) Soeffing. Sisters-in-law Bernadette (Ramon) Quevedo, Judith Staats and Lisa Staats. Also surviving are grandmothers Laverna Mastronardi and Marilyn Peterson and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Brenton was preceded in death by grandparents; Benny Mastronardi, Midge Mastronardi, Earl (Mary) Clark and Beverley(Ted) Bottoff, as well as his aunt Donna Mastronardi and father in law Philip Staats. Due to COVID 19, arrangements to celebrate Brenton’s life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the GoFundMe page which benefits his wife and daughters.

Charles Lee Zdyb

Charles Lee Zdyb September 2, 1969 – April 19, 2020 Fort Worth — Charles Lee Zdyb , 50, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 19, 2020. Celebration of Life: Noon Saturday, April 25, 2020 in Springtown. Memorials: Donations may be made to Carrie and Alyssa Summers. Charles was born on September 2, 1969 to Andrea Angelina Faraci and Leo John Zdyb. Charles grew up in Fort Worth, graduated from Western Hills High School where he played football, and graduated from Lincoln Tech. He started working at the young age of 13, he was a master jack of all trades. He retired in 2014 from Weir Oil and Gas as an oil field employee. Charles loved life and lived it to the fullest. He valued family above all else. He loved fishing, cars, and he was always there for family and friends whenever needed. Survivors: Left behind who loved Charles and will miss him very much are his survivors, his wife, Carrie Summers; his sons, Charles Lee Zdyb II of the home, Cody Zdyb and wife, Maysi of Azle; daughter Alyssa Summers of the home; sisters Darlene Teaster (David Teaster), April McConnell of Pauline, South Carolina; brothers Leo Salvtore Zdyb (Jennifer) of Fort Worth, Jason Zdyb of Cowpen, South Carolina, Andrew Zdyb (Sandra) of Spartanburg, South Carolina; paternal aunt Debra Davis (Odell) of Fort Worth; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

M. Marie Graham Aston

M. Marie Graham Aston, 87, of Riverside, Ft. Worth, Texas, died Monday, April 20, 2020 at Life Care Center of Haltom after her battle with Alzheimer’s. Marie was born at home in Newark, Texas on August 7, 1933 and attended public schools there. She was a graduate of Newark High School. She started out as a housewife, then she and her husband later owned and operated Astons Drive in Grocery for many years in the late 70s. She then became a retired housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Charles N. Aston of Glen Rose, TX, parents Frank & Gladys McCrary of Haslet, TX. She is survived by her three daughters , Belinda Jean Dillon of Goodlettsville, Tennessee , Yvonne Aston Cole and her husband Terry Cole of Alvarado , Texas and Tamalia Ann Aston Askew of ( not known ) , 5 Grandchildren , Jason , Misty , Thurman , Andrew & Megan and several great – grandchildren , nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Because of the COVID – 19 virus there will be only a graveside burial. Burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2020 next to her Grand Parents in Dido, Texas at the Dido Cemetery.

Nathan Aaron Brown

Nathan Aaron Brown passed away peacefully and into Gods arms on Tuesday, April 7th while surrounded in love by his family. A private graveside service will be held at Bluebonnet Cemetery on Thursday, April 8th. Nathan was born on February 10th, 1932 in Healdton, Oklahoma. He was one of twelve children in which two brothers survive him, Jerry Brown and Guy Robert Brown. In 1951 Nathan met and married the absolute love of his life, Patsy Looper. Together they raised four children in Bedford, TX. They both gave their children much love, support and Christian guidance. Nathan is preceded in death by their son, Craig Brown and his wife, Patsy Brown. He is survived by his daughters, Kerry Richards and Debby Fernandez and son, Kevin Brown. Seven Grandchildren, Courtney Osborne, Scott Fernandez, Chad Fernandez, Blake Fernandez, Jason Fernandez, Nicole Kascir, Whitney Brown and eight Great Grandchildren, he was their very loving Poppi. Nathan loved the Lord and his Church, Harwood Terrace Baptist. You could always count that he was there on the Church Game Nights as he loved to play 42. He had many friends and loved them all. Nathan was a veteran and a proud member of the Chickasaw Tribe. He will be greatly missed by his children and Grandchildren but we take comfort knowing that he is with his wife and son in heaven.

Jose Arcenio Garza

Jose Arcenio Garza passed away on Tuesday, March 24th , 2020, after a brief battle with an aggressive form of lymphoma after 6 months in remission. He was 71 years young. Jose was born on April 9th, 1948, in Weslaco, Texas. Joe was a hard worker from a very young age. He grew to become an owner of his own Floor business which he excelled at for many years, and loved teaching his sons his trade. An enthusiastic traveler, Joe enjoyed road trips with his family and traveling the country to visit new places and see new scenery. He enjoyed taking his children to see what the world offered and teaching them about the outdoors, camping, fishing and he would even make up songs about snakes to avoid. He enjoyed the outdoors so much that he bought his family a country home in Weatherford, Texas. He loved to drive his tractor and spend his summer weekends out on the land with his children and grandchildren. Joe’s floor business started in Fort Worth, Texas where he eventually moved with his wife Candy and began their family. Joe was a father of four children: Brenda Barnes, Joseph Garza Jr., Jerad Garza and Autumn Garza- Vilichka. He was the proud grandfather of 9 Grandchildren: Cheyenne Creech, Justin Young, Ethan Young, Aubrey Garza, Esperanza Garza, Vincent Vilichka , Jude Garza, Ezra Garza and the youngest girl yet to be born. In addition to his wife and children, Jose is survived by his siblings: Israel Cervantes, Jesse Garza Sr, Lee Gutierrez, Gloria Munoz and Danny Gutierrez . He was predeceased by his brother, Noe Garza. The family has chosen to cremate at this time and has chosen to have a celebration of life later this year in South Texas with the family of Jose Garza.