Betty Toomer

We are gathered here today in the memory of our mother, Betty Toomer, so that together we may share our joy in the gift that her life was to us. Betty was 87 when she passed away unexpectedly on December 3rd. It’s hard to say goodbye. We wish that we had more time, to see her smile and hear her laugh. She has left the legacy of her love and strength. The ways she touched our lives will remain in our hearts. One of the most important things in Betty’s life was her family. She came from a large family that was full of love and joy even through the struggles of the depression. She was the youngest of 9 children and was raised on a farm in Michigan, and later in California. Her mother was a resourceful woman that helped keep her family together and thriving through very difficult times. As a result, our own mother was a very independent, capable woman who handled every crisis (and they were plentiful) with a sense of calm and patience. She was the rock we all clung to when the going got rough. In 1957, Betty married the love of her life, Ron Toomer. They were blessed with 4 children: Greg, Carol, Gary and Chris. Their love for each other created a home full of love, laughter, and memorable times for everyone. She was a stay at home Mom who spent years driving kids to swim practice, Boy Scouts and music lessons. We had so many adventures it’s hard to choose which stands out the most. Vacations were definitely a highlight of our childhood. We either went to Southern California to see Grandma and her family, or we went to the mountains. We made many trips to amusement parks, national parks, and Donner Lake. Our mother had a great sense of humor and could laugh at just about anything. Sitting at dinner one night in the mountains, she looked out the window and said “It looks like there’s a camel in that tree.” My Dad said, “Betty, you’ve had too much wine!” We laughed about that all week. Another time, Carol fell through the chair at the dinner table and we all burst into laughter. My dad was worried that she had been injured and left the table saying, “Quit being so stupid.” Of course, we laughed until we cried. We still laugh about that incident. So many great memories and so much laughter! Our parents were also very crafty and great cooks. We spent many Christmases making ornaments, cookies and fudge.   Another one of her favorite things was bowling. She was in a league that bowled every Wednesday. The Wednesday before she passed, she bowled 140. She was amazing at 87, still going strong and doing her thing. Our mother instilled in all of us morals, values and a strong sense of family. She came from a large family where they always helped each other and she expected us to be …

Michael “Mike” Dean Ginder

Michael “Mike” Dean Ginder died on December 12th, 2016 in Fort Worth, TX. He was born July 10th, 1945 in Dallas, TX. His funeral will be at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery (2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75211) on December 27that 10:30am. Afterwards, family and friends are invited to Golden Corral at 2820 I-20 West, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 for a memorial where stories and memories may be shared. This will be a Dutch date event. Cost with drink is 11.99 per person. We will be in a private room. The room has been reserved under the name Belinda Ginder. After serving in the Navy, Mike lived most of his life in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He held several jobs including Auto Mechanic, Carpenter, and Draftsman. In his retirement,he spent several years caring for his cats and playing online games with his son and grandchildren, through which he reconnected with them. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Gaudry Detrech JR. (GD), his mother, Vernelda Laverne Fields (Laverne), his brother-in-law, Jerry Dudley, and his beloved cat, Thomas. Mike is survived by his son, David and his wife, Belinda; daughter, Sarah and her husband, Rick Berry; grandchildren, Daniel and his wife Sharon, Anthony, RachelAnn Ginder, Gabrielle, and Brigid Berry; great grandchildren, Crystal, Lexi, and Triston; sisters, Paula Dudley, and Karen with her husband Jack Blackmon; his brother, Karl Ginder; Numerous other family members; And long-time best friend, Ricky Straub

Debra “Debbey” Felice Kuykendall

Debra “Debbey” Felice Kuykendall, 58, went to join her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 16th, 2016 after a sudden stroke. Debbey was born on November 30th, 1958 in Benton, Arkansas, and moved to North Texas with her family where she currently lived. She was an amazing daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to so many. Because of Debbey\\\’s amazing gift of organ donation, many people were impacted in a life changing way!   Debbey is survived by her mother and step-father, Crystal and Tommy Melton, Keene; brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Kristie Kuykendall, Burleson; sister Tammey Morgan, Riverton, UT; and brother Charles Kuykendall, Keene. She is also survived by 6 nephews and 10 nieces; dear friend Jerry Gibbard; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; her fur baby Tobey; and more friends and co-workers than could possibly be named.   She was preceded in death by her father, Hal Kuykendall; brother, Terry Kuykendall, and her dog Petey.   Debbey had many passions in life; a love of animals, especially horses and dogs; a creative eye for interior design; a wonderful flare for cooking; a passion for good country music; and most of all, an untamed love for her family and friends, always spending time going out, or staying in and having a laugh filled time. But none of those things can ever compare to the time she is having with her Father, Jesus Christ. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 1PM at Turning Point Church 10700 Old Burleson Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76149. Please join us to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to Wings of Hope https://www.facebook.com/wingsofhopeequitherapy/

Carolyn Wells

Carolyn Wells, 72, Haltom City, Texas died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at North Hills Hospital. She was born on June 15, 1944 in Maryville, Missouri. Carolyn attended elementary school in Graham, Missouri and graduated from South Nodaway High School in Barnard, Missouri.  She attended Northwest Missouri State College. Carolyn is survived by her sons: Scott (Jennifer) Rasco, Lewisville, Texas and Sandon (D’Ann) Rasco, Haltom City, Texas; grandchildren: Chris (Jeni) Rasco, Ashley Holt, Mark Rasco and Karen (Mike) Diggs; great grandchildren: Logan Rasco, Oliver Rasco, Benjamin Rasco, Noah Holt, Liam Holt, Kaytlynn Raylene Rasco, Gracelyn Faith Rasco, Leo James Rasco, Kaleb Duane Clark, Brielle Nikole Mitchell, and Avery Bernard Mitchell; siblings: Patricia Brost, St. Joseph, Missouri, Ken (Barbara) Evans, Conception Jct.,  Missouri,  Mark (Jeaneen) Boyer, Faucett, Missouri, Barbara Cowan, Barnard, Missouri, sister- in law, Marcia Evans, Maryville, Missouri, brother-in-law, Larry McKain, Gladstone, Missouri, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Evans,  mother, Mary Alice Boyer,  stepfather, Gilbert Boyer;  brother, Michael Evans,  sister Judith McCain, and brother-in law, Thomas Brost. Carolyn volunteered at the Haltom City Senior Citizens’ Center and greatly enjoyed her friends there. A memorial service will be held January 7 in Haltom City, for her Texas family and friends.  A second memorial service will be held in the spring for her Missouri family and friends.  She will be interred at the Prairie Home Cemetery in Graham, Missouri.  

Betty Louise Toomer

We are gathered here today in the memory of our mother, Betty Toomer, so that together we may share our joy in the gift that her life was to us. Betty was 87 when she passed away unexpectedly on December 3rd. It’s hard to say goodbye. We wish that we had more time, to see her smile and hear her laugh. She has left the legacy of her love and strength. The ways she touched our lives will remain in our hearts. One of the most important things in Betty’s life was her family. She came from a large family that was full of love and joy even through the struggles of the depression. She was the youngest of 9 children and was raised on a farm in Michigan, and later in California. Her mother was a resourceful woman that helped keep her family together and thriving through very difficult times. As a result, our own mother was a very independent, capable woman who handled every crisis (and they were plentiful) with a sense of calm and patience. She was the rock we all clung to when the going got rough. In 1957, Betty married the love of her life, Ron Toomer. They were blessed with 4 children: Greg, Carol, Gary and Chris. Their love for each other created a home full of love, laughter, and memorable times for everyone. She was a stay at home Mom who spent years driving kids to swim practice, Boy Scouts and music lessons. We had so many adventures it’s hard to choose which stands out the most. Vacations were definitely a highlight of our childhood. We either went to Southern California to see Grandma and her family, or we went to the mountains. We made many trips to amusement parks, national parks, and Donner Lake. Our mother had a great sense of humor and could laugh at just about anything. Sitting at dinner one night in the mountains, she looked out the window and said “It looks like there’s a camel in that tree.” My Dad said, “Betty, you’ve had too much wine!” We laughed about that all week. Another time, Carol fell through the chair at the dinner table and we all burst into laughter. My dad was worried that she had been injured and left the table saying, “Quit being so stupid.” Of course, we laughed until we cried. We still laugh about that incident. So many great memories and so much laughter! Our parents were also very crafty and great cooks. We spent many Christmases making ornaments, cookies and fudge.   Another one of her favorite things was bowling. She was in a league that bowled every Wednesday. The Wednesday before she passed, she bowled 140. She was amazing at 87, still going strong and doing her thing. Our mother instilled in all of us morals, values and a strong sense of family. She came from a large family where they always helped each other and she expected us to be …

Ronald (Ron) Harry Rennekamp

Ronald (Ron) Harry Rennekamp, 70, of Euless, TX passed away peacefully on November 22, 2016. Ron was born in St. Louis, MO on July 7, 1946 to the late Harry and Waneta (Coffman) Rennekamp.  He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Patricia (Dempsey) Rennekamp.  Brother of Beverly (Dennis) League. Brother-in-Law of Kathy (Curtis) Campbell. Uncle of Mike (Tracy) League and Scott (Donna) League.  Great Uncle of Rachel, Stefanie, Sammie, Nick, Brandon and Garett League.  Dear cousin and friend. Ron was a retired salesman, an accomplished pool player and loved watching old Westerns. He was fun loving, with a quick-witted sense of humor and a heart of gold. A heartfelt thank you to Kathy Campbell and Cathy Dempsey for their special, loving care during Ron’s illness.  And, for his devoted sister’s daily phone calls from St. Louis, MO.

David Mendiola Sr.

 David Mendiola Sr. ,66 , passed away on Friday November 25 ,2016 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, TX .He was the husband of Lunda Yolanda Mendiola , they shared 45 years of marriage together. He is survived by his spouse Lunda ,his children Christina Flores , David Mendiola Jr.  ,Diana Mendiola, Martha Davila ,Denise Montano , Jessie Vasquez ,18 grandchildren , 13 great grandchildren and his beloved pet Lady. He was and forever will be loved and missed greatly.

James {Bear} Robert Hewitt III

James scummed to a heart attack and went home to his beloved Lord on November 20, 2016. He was born on August 28, 1948 in Ft. Worth Texas to Versia Day Hewitt and James Robert Hewitt Jr. Bear had two brothers Richard Love and Britton Mallard that proceeded him in death. James made his life here in Ft Worth where he graduated from Kirpatrich high school in 1966. He worked for Universal Blue Print company for 20 years. While enjoying a very active life with both motorcycle and van clubs. After he retired from the paper company James began a second career as a cook/pastry chef. In 1987 James and Frankie Kincheloe were married they remained married until his death. James returned to to school at Tarrent County Junior College to study Computer Programming However James chose a different path he became a licensed pharmacy tech and worked for John Peter Smith hospital. James is survived by his wife of 29 years Frankie Hewitt. His sister Mary Thompson and brother James Earl. His son Charles Jay and daughter Rhonda Jay-Greene, two grand daughters Ashley Jones and Mary Greene, grand son James {Jayme} Greene, great grand son, Ryland Jones, 2 nephews, 5 nieces, 2 great nephews, 2 great nieces and a host of cousins and friends

Valentina Macias Felan

Valentina Macias Felan   Fort Worth – Valentina “Cookie” Macias Felan, 73, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016.   Valentina was retired Registered Nurse.   She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George.   She is survived by her sons, George D. and Gilbert R. Felan.

John Raymond Gilbert

JOHN RAYMOND GILBERT WENT TO BE THE LORD ON NOVEMBER 15,2016. JOHN GILBERT WAS BORN IN FORT WORTH TEXAS ON JANUARY 7TH 1942 TO JOHNNY AND LILLIE ROBERTA GILBERT. JOHN IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE OF 53 YEARS SALLIE GILBERT,HIS SONS ROBERT GILLBERT AND WIFE LAQUICIA GILBERT ,PAUL GILBERT,RAYMUND GILBERT ,KY GILBERT AND WIFE MELANIE ARROYO,DAUGHTERS CRYSTAL AND HUSBAND DARREELL DICKSON AND SHONDA GILBERT.HIS SISTER JOYCE THOMAS. 28 GRANDCHILDREN AND ABOUT 25 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN .SISTER N LAW PROPHETESS LAURA WILLIAMS &MAMIE KING BROTHER N LAW BENJAMIN F HUGHES THE THIRD GOD BROTHER FOR LIFE -EDDIE BELL JR. ALL OF WACO TEXAS NEPHEWS RONNIE AND CARY THOMAS NIECE REGINA THOMAS MANY GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS AND GREAT GREAT NEIECES AND NEPHEWS. PROCEEDED IN DEATH HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, GRAND MOTHER OPHELIA JACKSON, HIS DAUGHTER CYNTHIA GILBERT DIED AS A INFANT , HIS SISTER NETTIE LEE ,HIS AUNT BILLIE JEAN MONSANTO AND NEPHEW PAUL HOUSTON .