Douglas Larson

Douglas William Larson   ·         DOB:  May 15, 1963   ·         Born in Missoula, Montana   ·         Wife:  Billie Larson   ·         Father:  Al Larson   ·         Sister:  Diane Larson   ·         Many nieces and nephews   ·         Alumnus of Carl Farley’s Boys Ranch (1981)   ·         Spent 2 tours in Iraq as part of Haliburton/KBR   ·         DOD:  March 3, 2015           Douglas William Larson, 51, of Azle, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015.   He was born in Missoula, Montana on May 15, 1963.  Doug graduated from and was a proud alumnus of Carl Farley’s Boys Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.  He married his wife, Billie Larson, in April of 1993.  He served two tours in Iraq as part of Haliburton/KBR.   Doug is survived by his wife, Billie; his father, Al Larson; his sister, Diane Hoopman; and many nieces and nephews.   He will be missed.

Sherry Gutkowski

Sherry Lin Gutkowski was born in Hurst, Texas on Jan. 30, 1971.  She was a loving daughter, sister, & fiancée.  Sherry loved life & believed in living it to the fullest right up to the end.     She grew up & lived her entire life in Arlington, TX.  She graduated from Arlington HS in 1989.   Sherry got a job by chance through a friend at the Will Rogers Coliseum that sent her down her chosen career path.  Starting with a few classes at TCJC and UTA, she transferred to Texas Wesleyan University as a full time student and graduated in 2000 with a degree in sports management.  Working as an events and promotions coordinator /sales manager was the perfect job for Sherry.  She interned at the university and then went to work for the Fort Worth Cats when they were just starting the team back up.  She worked for her beloved Texas Rangers and for “The Ticket” radio station for awhile.  With every job, she honed her skills.  When Sherry landed at the Arlington Hilton hotel, she really shined.  She was truly in her element, doing the work she loved and at the same time being paid to work with the sports teams she loved.  She was lured away from her longtime Hilton job by the Bowling Proprietors Association of America in 2014, her current employer.  Sherry loved her work.      Sherry loved sports – Baseball especially – she could quote stats with the best of them sometimes knowing more than the guys. She loved the outdoors – anything that would take her outside, camping, fishing, tubing, skiing, bungee jumping, zip lining…..she had done them all and would try nearly anything.  She was fearless and full of life.      Sherry leaves behind the love of her life, her fiancé, Mark Montgomery.  Work brought her joy into her life and it also brought her love.  She met Mark when they both worked at Hilton.  What began as coworkers and friendship, ended up as a lifetime relationship and commitment with a wonderful man.       Sherry leaves behind by her parents, Ron& Lee Ann Gutkowski;  her mother, Dona Houk;  her sister & best friend Renee Barton; brothers Troy Gutkowski & Josh Houk; her nephew Jacob Barton (her best little buddy & her favorite baseball player) & multiple uncles, aunts and cousins. There is her “other family”- the entire Montgomery family, who loved her like she was their own.  And then there are her friends, so very many friends.        Sherry Lin Gutkowski brought joy and laughter to nearly every place she went and nearly everybody she met.  Sherry loved life and she was always the life of the party.  She believed that you should live life to the fullest and then some.  No regrets, no doubts, no apologies.  She died doing something she loved.  She was loved and will be missed more than words could ever express.      Graveside services will be held at Mt. Olivet cemetery, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave, Ft. …

Emma Harris

Emma Maxine Harris, 72, passed away on Feb. 14, 2015 in Bedford, TX; surrounded by her loving family.             Viewing will be held at Alpine Funeral Home, Fort Worth, TX on Feb. 20, 2015, from 6pm-8pm.  Graveside Service will be at 2:00 pm on Feb. 21, 2015 at Pleasant Point Cemetery on County Road 401, Lillian, TX 76061.             Emma was born March 9th, 1942 in Hamilton, TX.  The daughter of Jeremiah Lee Harris and Glaydene Bates. Emma’s two brothers Norman Dwayne Harris and M.C. Harris were both in heaven awaiting her arrival.  Emma loved her animals, being outdoors, and loved her jalapenos with every meal.             Survivors include daughter; Letha Thompson of Bedford, TX, son-in-law; Bob Thompson of Bedford, TX, Faye McDonald of Arlington, TX, and Elizabeth Diane Dunlap of Sulfur Springs, TX.  Five grandchildren; Billy Leon Horton, Chris Horton, Robert Thompson, Brandon Thompson, and Jeanie Dunlap. As well as several great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Billy Leon Horton, Robert Thompson, Brandon Thompson, and Bob Thompson.

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Lydia Napolitan

Lydia Napolitan was born April 30, 1940, to Maria de Jesus Jimenez and Martin Guerrero.  She entered into our Savior's kingdom Jan. 1, 2015.  Survivors include: Son:Tony Napolitan; Grandchildren: Stephanie Puchleitner, Samantha Napolitan, and Nickolas Napolitan; Grandson: Isaac Puchleitner; Sisters: Grace Gonzales, Martha Cevallos; Several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, her brother Johnny Guerrero, and her sister Margaret Moralez Visitation/Memorial Service will be Saturday, Jan. 10th, at 2:00 p.m. at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 North Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111. You may send flowers directly to the funeral home using the link on this site. Please feel free to leave your messages for the family on this Memorial Wall.  Note: You must create a login to post stories, pictures, or videos.  It's very easy – just follow these steps: 1. In the top right corner, click the "+ invite someone to join this memorial"  2. Click Sign up 3. Register menu will appear. Fill in all fields then click Next. 4. You MUST upload a picture to your profile in order to post (security measure). 5. Finish, then log in with new account.  In Search field, type "Napolitan".  Click on her name/community. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.