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 .

Michelle West Fox

  Michelle West Fox was born November 1, 1966 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Kenneth and Dorothy West and what a joy she was. She departed this life for her heavenly home on October 14, 2016. She is a product of Chickasha, tried and true. After graduating from high school, her mom took her to Oklahoma City Community College so she could get an education and be able to take care of herself. She chose the shortest course available, that being a scrub tech. She worked in the medical field as a scrub tech for a year or two before her passion for it blossomed. She continued to work as a scrub tech as she put herself through school, working towards her RN degree. After completing that, she worked at the OU Medical Center for 10 years. Moving to the Ft Worth area she worked at a clinic in the Lewisville area for three to four years. She then accepted a position with JPS on September 10, 2001 as the Manager for the Main OR with excellence. She did this until January 29, 2006 when she accepted a position as the Manager over the Surgical Specialty Clinics, continuing to build her abilities to both manage and build relationships with both peer and front line employees. Her last position with JPS started December 25, 2011 as the Director at JPS Surgical Center Arlington, commonly known as JSCA or privately as “Michelle’s place”. Michelle celebrated 15 years on September 10, 2016. She was a teacher first and always looked for opportunities to teach and increase the personal self-worth of others. During her time with JPS she was on multiple Hospital Committees, always striving for increased patient care and helping the community. She was on the Board for the Community Store House, a charity that she enjoyed being a part of and believed in. During all this she managed to find time to bring home from the Ukraine the gems of her life. At 19 months, Leeza and Austin arrived home in Texas with only a few words in English but a love for the lady called mama. They are her everything. She lived for her children and always allowed them to sneak into bed with her when they were young. Encouraging them and supporting them in school activities and sporting events from wrestling, baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and gymnastics. She was always the loud mom cheering on from the bleachers or sidelines. She and her children participated in running activities for Relay for Life which included the American Cancer Relay for Life, Down Syndrome, Leukemia Relay, Lymphoma Relay and Sickle-Cell Anemia and other various charity events. Michelle loved her music and watch out if her favorite song came on, because the seat dancing would start. The kids learned the hard way, if you were embarrassed that usually meant louder music and the windows rolled down. Her love for travel came from the early days in nursing with trips around the country, and sometimes …

Byron Charles Bryant

BYRON CHARLES BRYANT PASSED AWAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH WATCHING HIS BELOVED TEXAS RANGERS. FUNERAL: 12:30PM MONDAY AT THE DFW NATIONAL CEMETERY LOCATED AT 2000 MOUNTAIN CREEK PARKWAY, DALLAS, TEXAS 75211. BYRON WAS BORN JANUARY 19TH 1945 TO ROBERT AND HELEN BRYANT. HE MARRIED HIS HIGHSHCOOL SWEETHEART MARGIE NESBIT ON JANUARY 14TH 1966. HE SERVED IN THE AIRFORCE AND RECEIVED 9 MEDALS OF HONOR. BYRON WAS PROCEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS ,SISTER CAROL , BROTHER BARRY AND GRANDSON BRETT. SURVIVORS: MARGIE BRYANT CHILDREN: CASEY AND HUSBAND CRAIG,CHUCK AND WIFE LORI, JENNY AND HUSBAND CHARLES. GRANDCHILDREN CHELSEY,CARLY,JESSICA,ALLY, BRENDEN ,CAMERON ,BRADY, NOAH AND 4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN JACOB,AVERY,LANDRY,AND STELLA.

Terry Gail Reed Kraft

Terry Gail Reed Kraft, 50, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend left her Earthly body for Heavenly wings on October 8, 2016.   Terry was born December 27, 1965 in Fort Worth, Texas to Helen Sulipeck and Robert Reed, was sister to James, Brandy, and Elizabeth. Terry was a member of The Hills Church in North Richland Hills, TX.   She is preceded in death by both her mother and father, grandmother Bertha Meadows Tebo, aunt Darlene Sulipeck, best friend Dianna “Dale” Speer, and son-in-law Paul Harrell.   She is survived by her children: Joey and Lacey Tebo, Forney, TX; Dawn Reed and Jimmy Ragland, Jr, Garland, TX; Heather Kraft and Jeff Sanders, Terrell, TX; and Edward Kraft, Haltom City, TX; grandchildren: Kimzey, Caleb, Tristan, Tripp, Elizabeth, Landry, Zoey, Conner, and Elena; and numerous friends and family.   She will be remembered at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 North Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth. TX 7611. Viewing will be held between 6 and 8 pm, Friday, October 14, 2016, with her service the following day at 2 pm.   Today she sits in the palm of Christ and smiles as she watches over us from Heaven above.

Joan Carolyn Bohannan Weast

Joan Carolyn Bohannan Weast, 71, of Fort Worth, Texas passed away peacefully at 12:45 PM on Friday, October 7, 2016.  She was born June 30, 1945 in Glen Rose, Texas to Hector and Lonie Bohannan.  Joan graduated from Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, TX and went on to complete her Real Estate courses at Texas Christian University.  She was married to L.B. Weast on December 18, 1965 and they celebrated their 50th Anniversary last year.  She is survived by her loving husband L.B. Weast of Fort Worth, TX, daughter, Lori Caldwell of Fort Worth, TX, son Lance Weast and wife Christi of Midlothian, TX.  And, her pride and joy, grandson Grayson Weast who affectionately called her “Maw-Maw.”  She is also survived by her beloved sisters Imagene  Jarnagin, Wanna B Ard, Billie Crook, Johnnie Keen and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 11th from 6-8 PM at Alpine Funeral Home, Fort Worth, TX.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 12th at Squaw Creek Cemetery in Glen Rose, TX.