Blaine J. Rozek

Rozek, Blaine J.  Fort Worth, Texas.  Our beloved brother, uncle, and friend passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of October 19, 2020 at his residence in Fort Worth, Texas.  Age 64 years, Blaine was born on November 1, 1955 in Bay City, Michigan to his loving parents Louis (Jack) Rozek and Delores (Burch) Rozek.  After finishing Essexville’s Garber High School in 1973, Blaine went on to Ferris State University, where he received his B.S. Degree in Business in 1977.  From there Blaine began a long career in the insurance industry. For over 25 years, he worked as a claim’s adjuster in the Dallas-Fort Worth Texas area. In 2014, Blaine was stricken with peripheral vascular disease, resulting in the amputation of his leg along with numerous complications.  This was a very tough time for Blaine, as he faced many surgeries and lengthy hospital stays.  Blaine showed enormous courage throughout his illness, and was eventually able to walk with the use of a prosthesis and walker. Throughout his life, Blaine had a special fondness for music, classic automobiles and all types of beer. Blaine was a great uncle (especially to his grand-niece Shelby, who he always delighted with a “special” present at Christmas) and life-long friend to many.  He lived life on his terms and did not let his handicap define him.  You can’t think about Blaine without seeing his smile and hearing his laughter.  Blaine will truly be missed. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Stephen E. Hohmann and the many other doctors at Texas Vascular Associates and Baylor Hospital who treated Blaine for his vascular disease.  Their treatment saved Blaine’s life, and allowed him to continue living a full life for a number of years. Blaine is survived by his brothers Bruce (Judy) and Kurt (Ann), and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Blaine was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Delores, step-mother Joanne Rozek, and step-brother Randy Meade. Blaine will be cremated at the Alpine Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas.  He will be interred in August of 2021 at St. Patrick Cemetery in Bay City, Michigan with a celebration of his life.

Rachel Marie Reeder

Rachel Marie Reeder, 27, returned to her heavenly home on October 22, 2020. Her devotion and firm belief in her Lord Jesus Christ made her a light to all of her family and friends. Rachel was a loving and dedicated mother, her infectious smile and humor could lift the spirits of anyone in her presence. She had a great love for her family, the outdoors; camping, fishing, hunting; photography, cosmetology; writing, singing and mechanics. Rachel is proceeded in death by Great Grandmother Mabel Norris. Grandfathers Carl Ford, Gary Reeder and Barton Maley and Aunt Debra Ellis and Uncle Mike Reeder. Rachel is Survived by her parents Craig and Robyn Reeder. Mother Liz Maley. Children Landon Connor, Stuart Lee II (2nd). and Henslee Ann Marie. Siblings Alexandria DeMelo Maciel, Heather Lewis, of the Mid Cities. Tina Jimison and husband Billy of Athens Tx. Brothers Dale Reeder of Canton Tx, Shawn McCoy of Canton Tx, and Chris Hunter of Canton Tx. Grandmothers Barbara Maley of Little Elm Tx and Linda Thomas-Ford of Hurst Tx. Great Uncle Bobby Thomas and wife Trena. Aunt Jennifer Ford Uncle Mark Reeder, Uncle (PawPaw) Tommy Staley Nieces Ashton Lemon, Carli Roach, Felicity and Maddison Jimison, Tori Longan and husband Drew of Arkansas and Michelle Reeder. Nephews Caleb Ford, Bryson Wood, Axl Reddick, Ingram Longan, Nigel, Matthew and Daniel Jimison and Marcus Reeder. Cousin and bestfriend Jessica Mahieu and sister in the Lord Tera Beaumont. And NUMEROUS other family members and close friends. Memorial Service will be held at Alpine Funeral Home 2300 N Sylvania Ave in Fort Worth, TX 76111, on Saturday, November 7th, 2020, at 2:00 PM

Martin M. Nichols

Martin M. Nichols (obituary) Martin Nichols, (69 years old) after a lengthy illness, passed peacefully away to Heaven on Oct.20, 2020.  On Wednesday, Oct. 28th we will celebrate his home-going at Alpine Funeral Home in Ft. Worth (11:00 AM), then he’ll be buried at the DFW National Cemetery in Arlington, TX (1:15PM). His casket will have a military flag and taps will be played by the Navy. He was well loved and cared for by the family members he left behind: wife, Sonja Wilkins; daughter & family, Amy Jost, Don Jost, Megan-Colin-Joshua-Aiden Jost.  All 8 of us have lived together and worked as a good family unit since 2016 and Marty will be sorely missed and our lives will be so different.  And NiCole and her daughter, Courtney. His mother, Christine Nichols and dad, C.L. Nichols preceded him in death; both are buried at Forrest Park West Cemetery in Shreveport, La. Also, he leaves behind his brother, Kevin Nichols of Bossier City, Louisiana and Kevin’s son, Matthew; his sister, Linda Thames of Shreveport, Louisiana and her children, Trey Thames and Bridgette Banks.  His first cousins, Susan and Jimmy Cosse of Kansas, Robert Hamm and Kenny Hamm of Shreveport, Louisiana; and Nell Zack of Atlanta, Georgia will miss him, also. In the military, Marty spent four years in the Navy, two years in reserves and had two tours in Viet Nam; then spent 32 years working for KCS/L&A Railroad as an engineer. Marty lived a very hard life of unforgiveness, anger and bitterness, but after joining Gateway Church and our great Home Team (Children of God), his life turned around: he truly asked Jesus to be Lord of his life, he forgave everyone in his past and made many new friends and when he was in good health, he was regular in church and home team meetings!  He truly had a character change in the last few years of his life!  Now he resides with Jesus.  

Tristen James William Parkhurst

Tristen James William Parkhurst July 5, 2004- October 8, 2020   Tristen Parkhurst, a beloved and vivacious young man passed away on October 8, 2020 at 10:27 P.M. at the age of 16 after a car accident in Fort Worth, Tx. Tristen is survived by his parents Billy and Reene; Brothers Wyatt, Nickolas, and Zackery Parkhurst; his Grandparents Lois Gronewold and James and Judy Koker, Aunt and Uncle Karrie and Rob Robinson, Nephews Noah Reid, Elijah Zayze, Wilson Ryan, and Jeremiah Ian, and Cousins Chloe and Aidia. Tristen was born in Hermitage, Tennessee on July 5, 2004 to Billy and Reene Parkhurst.  He was a student at Saginaw High School where he played football for the Saginaw Rough Riders.  Tristen was an amazing athlete since the young age of seven.  He played every sport that involved any type of ball and or contact, he got that from his oldest brother Nickolas.  He was a great student of knowledge who refused to be less than perfect and liked to debate every subject, he got that from his brother Zackery.  He believed in living life to the fullest and always accepting people as they were, he got that from his brother Wyatt.  He was a thinker and a problem solver who often took on everyone else’s problems so that he could take the burden off them, he got that from his father Billy.  He believed in God and knew there was a better place just beyond the clouds, he was kind, caring, and compassionate, he got that from his mother Reene. Most importantly, Tristen was a light for the world who shined bright for all to see.  He was there for his friends and family without hesitation.  He believed everyone was created equal and lived without bias.  He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, all who knew him, and all that will forever be affected by his lasting legacy. A Celebration of Life is scheduled October 20th from 1:00-7:00 Iron Horse Golf Club-Outside Pavilion 6200 Skylark Circle, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Lunda Mendiola

Lunda Mendiola lost her battle to cancer peacefully in her sleep on 10-10-2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving daughters. She is no longer in pain but at peace in heaven with her husband. She will be celebrated and remember now and forever in the hearts of those who cherished her dearly.   Visitation will be held Thursday, October 15th, 2020, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Alpine Funeral Home

Margarita Trevino

Margarita Trevino 73, passed away on September 25th, 2020.  She is preceded in death by her two sons, Robert and Juan Fernando Trevino and parents Maria & Casimiro Dominguez. In 1967 she married Robert Trevino and had 5 children:  Robert Jr, Juan-Fernando, Norma, Noe, and Nora.  She also has 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 8 brothers, 3 sisters, and 2 son in laws. Funeral Services: Laurel Land Memorial Friday Oct 9th, 2020 @ 10 am 7100 Crowley Rd, Ft Worth, TX 76134

Ruth (Ann) Chapman Sanders

Ruth (Ann) Chapman Sanders, age 77 of North Richland Hills, Texas went to be with our Lord and Savior on October 1, 2020. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Alpine Funeral Home in Fort Worth, TX. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Birdville Cemetery in Haltom City, TX. Ann was born to Russell D. Chapman and Evelyn B. Chapman on December 19, 1942. Ann was the baby of the three siblings. Ann married Jackie Eugene Mayfield on July 17, 2002. He preceded her in death on October 9, 2005. Ann was a former co-owner of Bar Stools Plus in Fort Worth for many years until she retired in 2005. Ann will be remembered as a loving Mother, Gamma Taco and a friend to many. Ann had three children, eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She loved to dance, sing and eat tacos. When she walked into the room she was stunning and everyone noticed. She could dance the “Push” and move everyone off the dance floor to watch her. Her voice was beautiful and always had a song in her voice and heart. She loved to give hugs. Her heart was bigger than life itself! She lived her life loving with all her heart and soul. Ann was preceded in death by her father, Russell D. Chapman; mother, Evelyn B. Chapman; her two sisters, LaNelle and Barbara; her Son, Daniel Lee Hobbs Jr.; two grandsons, Justin Beam and Luke Reser, two nephews and two nieces. Survivors include; daughter, Angelina Carpenter of North Richland Hills; daughter and Son-n-law, Raquel and Phil Harbin of Weatherford, TX; grandchildren, Tiffany, Krystle, RaBeca, Chloe, Danielle, Jordan and Savanah; great grandchildren, Autumn, Logan, Charlie, Mason, Barrett, Aubree, Kora, Summer, Addilynn and Allyson. niece, Alex Gaither Conrad; nephew, Austin Gaither. “Have I told you lately that I love you?”

Patricia Dale Whitaker

Our Earth Angel Patricia Dale Whitaker, age 76, of Hurst, TX, went to be with the Lord on Sept 24, 2020. Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Wed Sept 30, 2020, at Alpine Funeral Home 2300 North Sylvania, Ft. Worth, TX 76111 Celebration of Life services will be held at 11:00 am Thurs, Oct 1, 2020 at North Richland Hills Baptist Church 6955 Boulevard 26. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Garden of Memory in Hillsboro, TX Pat was born in Plainview, TX to Alvin and Mildred McGaugh on April 24, 1944. She married Bruce Whitaker on June 17, 1961 in Amarillo, TX and they celebrated 59 years of marriage. Pat will be remembered for her fierce love for her family and a tenacity that she obviously passed on to her children. She loved spending vacations at the beach and mountains.  Her hobbies included painting, crafting, sewing, playing, and writing stories.  She touched the lives of many and was loved by all who knew her. Pat is survived by her husband, Bruce Whitaker; daughter Monica Whitaker and wife Terri, daughter Shannan Benefiel and husband Tim; brothers, Gary McGaugh and wife Susan, Ray Lynn McGaugh and wife Patsy, and Kenneth McGaugh and wife Holly; grandchildren, Alex Benefiel, Kyle Benefiel, Sarah Phillips and husband Scott; and 1 great-grandson, Colton Bowen; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sondra Gale Lynch. We all love her very much and she will be greatly missed.

Cindy Rowden Yates

Cindy Rowden Yates, a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, Aunt, Nonni, and lifelong resident of Fort Worth, TX passed away September 20, 2020 at the age of 57. Cindy is survived by her parents Helen and Fritz Gonzales, her husband Doyle Yates, her daughter Jennifer O´Neal and husband Brian O´Neal, her daughter Mindi Wright and husband Louis Wright, grandchildren Justin, Jessica, and Kristin, and grandson Zeppelin, her brothers Jesse Rowden,and Anthony Gonzales, her sister Sue Rowden, her nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She is predeceased by her father Jack N. Rowden, her grandmother Mary Smith, and brother Jack P. Rowden.   Cindy enjoyed taking care of plants, gardening, soaking up the sun at the lake or in her backyard, spending time with friends/ family, and spoiling her grandson. She always had a special way of showing she cared and always made you feel welcome. She loved to laugh and joke and bring life to the party .   Cindy recently rededicated her life to Christ and hoped her family and friends would come to know Christ as she did.   She was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be held Saturday September 26,2020 from 10am-12pm at Alpine Funeral Home in Fort Worth, TX for the viewing and graveside service at Isham Cemetery at 2pm.

Jabari Nhem Suleman

Jabari Nhem Suleman, 14, passed away September 15, 2020, at his home in Fort Worth, Texas.   Jabari was born on August 10, 2006 in Burnsville, MN to Linda Nhem. Jabari was a freshman, starting his first year of high school. He was very competitive and channeled that into his everyday life, academics and sports. He was a 4.0 student and always loved to showcase his intelligence. He had a passion for football and loved the Green Bay Packers. He also enjoyed playing Fortnite, hanging out with his cousins and siblings, riding his hoverboard, running and wrestling.   Jabari will be remembered for his infectious smile and his big, kind heart. He was incredibly selfless and always doing thoughtful things for his loved ones. His love will live on through them and their meaningful acts of kindness they will continue to pass on.   He is survived by his parents Linda Nhem and Charles Wylie, his siblings; Tionna Wylie, Kiana Suleman, Charles Jr. Wylie and Melody Wylie.   He is proceeded in death by his great-grandmothers.   Funeral services will occur at Trinity Cumberland Presbyterian on Monday, September 21st at 11:00 AM.