James Edward Borthwick

James Borthwick 62 of Grapevine passed away Saturday February 24 in hospice at Baylor Scott and White in Grapevine James was born February 1, 1956 in Dallas Tx to Arnold and Gladys Borthwick He graduated from Grapevine High School in 1977 Married and had 2 daughters. He is survived by his parents Arnold and Gladys Borthwick Daughters Jami Warford and Sable Lindsey of Missouri 1 sister Candice Turner of Bedford and 1 brother Lloyd Borthwick of Roanoke 3 grandchildren, 6 nieces and nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews

George Perez

Fort Worth – George Perez, 60, Beloved brother, went to be with the Lord with his family by his side on Sunday, February 25, 2018 Rosary and Visitation at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Alpine Funeral Home 2300 N Sylvania Fort Worth, TX Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2018 at Mount Olivet Cemetery He will be missed by all who loved him. George was born on February 10, 1958, in Fort Worth, TX to the late Tony and Timo Perez He was preceded in death by his daughter LeaAnn Perez, brother Frank Perez, grandparents Jose Perez and Juanita Rogers, Perfecto and Cipirana Martinez and niece Valerie Renee Perez, great-niece Zoie Ariana Perez Survivors include, sisters Lena Patino and husband Eddie, Mary Helen Perez, Dolores Salas and husband David, Rachel Jayme and husband Joe Lee Jr; brothers Richard Perez, Tony Perez Jr. and wife Rebecca, Numerous nieces and nephews. Thank you to his special niece Lisa Marie Perez.

Elizabeth Anne Buckner

Elizabeth Anne Buckner Elizabeth Anne Krohn “Betsy” Buckner, 56, passed away at her home in Dallas, TX, from bile duct cancer on February 20, 2018. She was born on September 6, 1961 in Redwood City, CA. She is survived by her husband Kevin E. Perry and brothers M. David Krohn of Petersburg, VA, and Jeffrey A. (Peggy) Krohn of Cedar Rapids, IA. She is also survived by her nephews Michael Krohn of Columbia, MO, Joseph Krohn of Vancouver, WA, her nieces Katherine Weaver of Columbia, MO, Ashley (Jared) Schrafel and Meagan Krohn both of Cedar Rapids, IA, her grandnephew Austin Krohn and grandniece Lorelei Weaver both of Columbia, MO, and her grandniece Emmi Schrafel of Cedar Rapids, IA. She was preceded in death by her brother Michael J. Krohn of Macon, MO, her mother Margaret A. Krohn and father Mel A. Krohn of Maquoketa, IA, and grandparents William and Clara Gearhart of Raritan, IL, and Meda and Arthur Krohn of Rock Island, IL. She was a graduate of Maquoketa High School and Kirkwood Community College in Iowa, where she obtained her associate’s degree in food marketing. Later in life, she held professional licenses in Texas as a prosthetist and also as an orthotic technician while employed at Miller Brace in Dallas, TX. Her family gives special thanks and gratitude to her very close friends Janet Nevil, Amy Hill, Faye Begle, Marilyn Fitzner, and Lou DeShaw. A date and place for her memorial services to be held in Dallas, TX, and Cedar Rapids, IA, will be posted on her Facebook page. For further information, please contact her husband Kevin E. Perry at keperry17@yahoo.com. After the memorial service in Iowa, her cremains will be interred at the Raritan Cemetery in Raritan, IL. Alpine Funeral Home in Fort Worth, TX.

Mona Beth Lewis

Mona Beth Lewis, 71, passed away Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Mona was born from the union of Edward Harrison and Monette Jean Louise Lisenbe Littlejohn in Fort Worth, Texas on July 27th, 1946. Mona worked mostly in the insurance field and later retired to help care for her grandchildren. Mona loved to take trips to the Gulf of Mexico and be by the ocean. Mona was an avid donor to the SPCA where she let her love of animals shine through. She leaves behind brothers Joseph Littlejohn and James Littlejohn, daughters Kelly Lewis and Angelena Espiricueta, and granddaughters Alexis Flanery and Adriana Espiricueta. Mona loved spending time with her family, and will be greatly missed.  

Clifford Victor Masure

Clifford (Cliff) Victor Masure, 64, died peaceful during his sleep at home on January 27, 2018, in Springtown,Texas, after a 3 years and 11 months battle with Throat Cancer. Cancer Sucks! Cliff was born on April 26, 1953, at Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Victor Virgil Masure and Mary Ann (Dockter) Masure.   Cliff has one sister, Alyce (Masure) Brown (Doug) who resides in Sparta, Michigan Cliff married Susan (Badertscher) Masure on April 14, 1973. They were blessed with three boys, Chad, Troy and Jeff. Susan and Cliff divorced in 2003. During their marriage they lived in several cities in Texas and Michigan. Finally settling back to Fort Worth, Texas area. He was very proud of his three sons and their achievements in life. Cliff married Cinda (Paulus-Hetherington) Masure on October 31, 2009. Their next door neighbor friendship blooming into a loving relationship for which they felt blessed to have.   Building a life in Springtown, Texas. Cliff graduated from Utica High School, Utica, Michigan in 1971. He held many lifetime friendships some/many going all the way back to Kindergarten. Keeping in touch with so many of them through social media and technology. Cliff had many business adventures but mainly in the carpet cleaning industry. He enjoyed public speaking in seminars for the industry. He also did construction, delivery, and sales work. He was the best at telling people “that’s amazing” while they went on their way thinking it was a compliment.  One of his famous quotes “They are two ways to do things, my way and wrong.” But that’s a story for the party. Cliff and his wife, Cinda, enjoyed motorcycling, baking bread together and cooking. He was known for his wonderful barbeque burnt chicken and ribs! He enjoyed being outside taking care of his property, building fires (and Smokey the Bear he was not!), and especially lawn mowing while enjoying a beer! Cliff enjoyed telling stories and in general talking. Like he would say “He loved to hear the sound of his own voice!” He was a fighter to the end of this disease, trying to always smile and crack a joke with those around him. He is survived by his wife, Cinda. His three sons, Chad (Heather) Masure, Troy (Nicole) Masure and Jeff (CJ Ponce) Masure. Two step-children, Holly Root and Bryan Hetherington. Twelve grandchildren/step grandchildren: Kira, Lexi, Myah and Noah (Chad) Masure, Gavin and Maddison (Troy) Masure, Addison and Victor (Jeff) Masure, Brandyn, Brianna, Joshua and Gage (Holly). One sister, Alyce (Doug) Brown One nephew, Devin (Heather) Brown. His in-laws Leo and Sharon Paulus. His cousin Jim Masure (Susan). He was predeceased by his grandparents, parents and nephew, Jared Brown. A Celebration of Life Party will be held Sunday February 18, 2018, from 2:00 – 4:00pm at Fort Worth Camera 1600 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth Texas, 76107. Come and have a drink and share a story! Cheers! Alpine Funeral handled the cremation .

Arlene Ramos

Arlene Ramos, 47, of Crowley, Texas, left this world peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on January 12, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Arlene was born on March 17, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up in a military family, Arlene has called home to many places, including North Carolina, California, Puerto Rico, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, West Virginia and finally settling in north Texas. Everywhere Arlene has lived, she has never failed to leave her mark with love, laughter and an infectious smile which could light up any room. Now, all of Heaven can enjoy the laughter and smile we have always known. Arlene is survived by four beautiful children, Saddia, Sarec, Sarina and Samantha. She is also survived by her father, Reymundo Ramos Rivera, her mother, Wilma Ramos, sister, Vanesa Hardesty and two brothers, John and Edmundo Ramos. There will be a small memorial ceremony for family and friends on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Alpine Funeral Home located at 2300 N. Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111. Condolences may be sent the Ramos Family at 1208 Boxwood Drive, Crowley, TX 76036.  

Robert Bruce Cotham III

Robert Bruce Cotham III, 81, a mechanic, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, at a local nursing home. Robert was born October 7, 1936, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was a retired mechanic with the American Red Cross in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by: Wife, Suzanne G. Cotham; sons, James P. Miller and John M. Miller; and son-in-law, Steve Stephens. Survivors: Sons, Richard I. Miller and wife, Glenda of N.M., Rick D. Cotham and wife, Debbie of N.M., Robert B. Cotham IV and wife, Geri of N.V. and Phil A. Cotham and wife, Susan, of N.M.; daughters, Gloria N. McDonnell and husband, Gerald of Fl., Brigitte JA Pinder and husband, Andrew of N.Y., Linda A. Stephens of N.M. and Jackie R. Milligan and husband, Edward of TX; daughter-in-law, Renee Thomas of N.M.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Jesse Robert “J.R.” Ketchum

Jesse Robert “J.R.” Ketchum, age 86, graduated to heaven on Friday, February 9, 2018. The youngest of 8 children, J.R. spent his childhood years on a farm in Rogers, Tx before moving to Everman in his teenage years. He made his mark at Everman High School by being the captain and star of the basketball team, as well as being the President of the senior class and Business Manager of the annual. His classmates also voted him Most Popular and Basketball King before his graduation in 1950. J.R. was a combat veteran of the Korean War where he earned several medals. He was very proud to have served his country to defend our freedoms. Mr. Ketchum’s success as a machinist for Gearheart Owen, S.I.E., and later, Owen Oil Tools can be directly attributed to his work ethic and his natural abilities with calculations and precision. His attention to detail was legendary and his reputation preceded him in the industry. J.R. finally retired from his craft in 2005 at the age of 73 to become the fulltime caretaker of his wife who had suffered a stroke. Mr. Ketchum spent his life giving his all to take care of his family. He was an incredible husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patsy; Son, Scott Ketchum and wife, Carol; Son, Ross Ketchum and wife, Patty; and Daughter, Keli Terrell and Husband, Donny. He also leaves behind 10 grand children and 15 great-grandchildren who idolized and adored their “Peep”. The family will receive family and friends this Monday evening, February 12 th, 6:00 pm –8:00 pm at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 N. Sylvania, Fort Worth. Graveside service Tuesday, February 13th 1:00 pm at Everman Cemetery, 834 E. Enon Ave., Everman

Nancy Carolyn Gentry ( Shutters)

Nancy was born in Sherwood, TN on May 15, 1950.  She was proceeded in death by husband Lewis Gentry, numerous brothers and sisters, her mother and father and her beloved grandson Jimmy Gentry.  Nancy is survived by four sons; John L Gentry, Wife Misty and their daughter Sandra.  Michael L Gentry; wife Sonji and their children Hayden, Morgan, Christopher Brown and his wife Jamie.  William Gentry and wife Janie, Richard Gentry, wife Lisa and their children Crystal, Lil Richard and Ashley.  Numerous Great Grandchildren which were so near and dear to her heart, Her brother Martin Shutters and wife Pat of TN, Many nieces and Nephews; Len Davis, Teresa Westbrook, Tammy Battenfield, Arthur Battenfield, Claudia Bell, Lee Bell and Lil Jake Shutters.  She was passionate about her church and her Pastor Johnny Dodd to which she had  known  since she was fifteen years old.  We All Love You Very Much.  May you Rest In Peace our Precious Angel until we meet again.

Kenneth Randall Bayles

Kenneth Randall Bayles, of DFW, Texas, passed away Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 9:20 AM surrounded by all four of his children and his brother Scott at the Community Hospice of James L. West of Fort Worth, Texas. Kenneth was born to Jessie and Leslie Bayles on January 27th, 1962 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Kenneth was a compassionate Christian that honored the lord and was a devoted servant. He lived with his family in Grapevine, Texas most of his adult life. Kenneth’s legacy lives on through his four children and their families, Tiffany and Robert Morgan of Keller, Texas, Delaine Calvert of Grapevine, Texas, Ryan and Jessie Bayles of Keller, Texas, and Lauren and Erick Ridley of Fort Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his brothers, (Leslie) Scott and Mary Bayles, of Biloxi, Mississippi and (Gregory) Todd Bayles of Corpus Christi, Texas. Kenny loved spending his time with his dad, brothers, son and nephews on the golf course. He had a great love for deep sea fishing and the beach. In addition to his children, Kenneth is also survived by his grandchildren, Zoe Morgan, Brayden Calvert, Liam Bayles and his nieces and nephews, Kyer Bayles, Jared Bayles, Cory Bayles, Tanner Bayles, Brynae Bayles, Jessika Bayles, Camden Bayles, Arianna Bayles, Julian Bayles and Jordan Bayles.   A special thank you to the wonderful staff of doctors and nurses of the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance for their exceptional care and support during this time.   Services to honor Kenneth will be held Friday, February 9th at 1:00 PM at the Church Angels Funeral Home, 6301 Granbury Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76133. This summer there will also be a celebration of his life in South Padre, Texas on the beach that he loved.