Gary Don Gray

Gary Don Gray was born to Paul and Crissie in Richland Hills the year of 1988. Gary Don was 33 at the time of his passing and will be survived by his wife Amanda Gray and their two sons. A loving older brother to Wesley and Berkley. Gary Don was a decorated Army Airborne Veteran who served his country in Afghanistan. He will be missed by many for his wonderful smile that everyone loved. He had many passions including hunting, fishing, animal’s, and riding Harley Davidsons. Gary Don was known to be a loyal, hardworking leader for the Willbanks Family where he worked for five wonderful years. To Quote the bible for how Gary Don wanted to be remembered “For no one is cast off by the lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” He will always be with us forever and always. He will be missed by his grandparents Gary & Vicki Gray from East Tx, Don & Janie Lane from DFW. 4 Nieces and 1 nephew, Aunts & Uncle, and many many cousins.

Olin Clyde “Tex” Eddleman

    DOB:  4-16-1922 DOD:  7-27-2021 Olin Clyde “Tex” Eddleman was born to Grady Clyde Eddleman and Mabel Eddleman in Weatherford, Texas on April 16, 1922.  Mr. Eddleman had two siblings, a sister, Elizabeth, and a brother, Robert. As a child, his brother and sister took him to the South Side Recreation Center in Fort Worth, Texas. After watching tap classes, Tex decided to go into the entertainment business and never looked back.  He later joined the Fort Worth Community Circus. He performed first as Ruffles the Clown, and at 15, he became a tight-wire walker performer. Mr. Eddleman enlisted in the Air Force during WWII.  He used his skills and knowledge to help organize shows to entertain the troops. At the end of the war, he moved to New York City to study fine arts.  He studied tap, classical Spanish, flamenco, modern and choreography before he joined the touring company of the Theatre Guild’s production of “Oklahoma!” Upon his return to Fort Worth, Mr. Eddleman worked with the Fort Worth Opera Chorus as a singer and dancer. While with the Opera Chorus, he performed in “Carmen” with Margo Dean. Mr. Eddleman performed in a variety of shows over the years including the DeWayne Brothers Circus and Disney on Parade. He also did a tour with Disney on Ice as the costume master.  In 1985, he formed the Tex’s Tip Top Tappers, a professional tap company co-directed by Gracey Tune, world-renowned sister of Tommy Tune. Olin Clyde “Tex” Eddleman was the last surviving member of the Eddleman family.  He recalls sliding down the banister at “Uncle Bill’s house” when he was three years old.  That house is located at 1110 Penn Street—also known as the Ball-McFarland-Eddleman House.  In his later years, Tex enjoyed going to the house, taking pictures and telling interesting stories from days gone by. In addition to performing, Mr. Eddleman taught tap for ten years at Professional Youth Conservatory. In his seventies, he taught advanced tap classes in Florida, and in his eighties, he taught flamenco, ukulele and banjo classes at Arts Fifth Avenue in Fort Worth. Tex was always a renegade.  He was the self-proclaimed “black sheep” of the Eddleman family, he believes because he was in show business. At that time, not exactly a well-respected career choice.  Tex always loved the theater, loved music and was passionate about dancing. He often spoke of his travels and memories and enjoyed sharing the stories with anyone who would listen. At age 99, he passed away peacefully while listening to music from an Oklahoma! soundtrack that he’d received as a gift. Mr. Eddelman never married nor had any children.  He is preceded in death by all of his family members. Special thanks to Deborah Maddux, who became Tex’s “adopted daughter” and who took great care of him after his long-time caregiver, Steve Schoolar, succumbed to Parkinson’s disease almost two years ago. Special thanks to Suzanne and to caregiver Sanchez of the DFW Veranda Assisted Living Home who allowed …

Elton J. Murdock

DOB: 7/17/1934 DOD: 7/31/2021   On July 31, 2021 Elton J. Murdock overcame the ravages of Alzheimer’s and went home to be with the Lord. Elton was born in Fort Worth, Texas to William E. and Monte Murdock. He attended Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth. Elton received his MBA from North Texas University. In 1959 he married Dorothy Wynelle Rhode in Amarillo, Texas. Elton served in the Army and after his return resumed his education at Oklahoma City University Law School, where he received his JD in 1965. In 1971 Elton founded the North Texas State Employers Council in Dallas-Fort Worth. Elton was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Wynelle Rhode Murdock, parents William and Monte, and sisters Bennie Bowman, Juanita Brown, and Billie Lynn Ballinger. He is survived by daughter, Wyn D’Mon Murdock Peeples and son-in-law Glenn Peeples and by his three grandsons, Matthew, Aaron, and Jordan Peeples, who were his pride and joy. Elton is also survived by his brother Jimmy Murdock and he was a beloved uncle and great uncle to his many nephews and nieces. Memorial service to be held at Church of the Holy Comforter, 209 E. Wardville Street, Cleburne, TX 76031. The date is pending. Elton will be interred with his wife at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch or to the charity of your choice. Special thanks to the loving people at Brookdale Tanglewood Oaks where he resided and to those at Stonegate Nursing Center.

Gary Dean Steele

In loving memory of Gary D. Steele at 68yrs of age on July 27, 2021, Gary lost his battle with Covid. He was born May 16, 1953 in Hayden, Colo. He is proceeded in death by his father Dean Steele and mother Loraine Steele. Gary enjoyed life to the fullest, loved with all his heart and was quick to make friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 29 years. Paula I. Steele. (4) Children – Krystal Shipp spouse Monty, Ashley Steele, Stacy Allen spouse Lynn, and Heath Erichsen spouse Alicia. (10) Grandchildren – Tori McFarlin spouse Tyler, Kelly Houch, Avery Shipp, Tyson Johnson, Jewel Johnson, Weston Johnson, Colby Weldon spouse Nikole, Caleb Ellis spouse Molley, Riley Erichsen, and Colby Erichsen. (6) Great Grandchildren – Knox McFarlin, Trae McFarlin, Rhyett McFarlin, Jayden Weldon, McKynlee Weldon, Cason Weldon. (2) Sisters – Lynn Gleason spouse Jack, and Peggy Erickson. And many extended familiy members too numerous to mention. Gary touched many lives thru his kindness, generosity, and fun loving heart. He was our shining light and will always be in our hearts!

Virginia D Rowe

Virginia D Rowe 03/30/1952 – 07/22/2021 In Memory of Virginia S Rowe, Loving mother, sister, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed life to the fullest, loved with all her heart, and was not afraid to speak her mind. She left an impression on everyone she came across. She is preceded in death by her husband Jimmie Rowe, Jr, her father Lenord Alcorn, mother Barbara Chase and her husband Gene Chase, grandson’s Sean Rasbury, and Alex Trejo, and granddaughter Gabbi Estelle. She is survived by her daughter Terri Pate (William Pate) and sons Robert Lewis, and Kevin Estelle (Dee Davila-Estelle), Step-sons Jimmie Rowe III, Tremayne Allen, and step-daugher Makisha Allen. Brothers: Mark Alcorn, Arvin Alcorn Terry Alcorn, David Alcorn and Don Alcorn. Sisters: Cheryl Wilson, Barbara Ahre, Kay Burns, and Susan Brown. She had 12 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. She was our shining light burning bright, and always will be! Mamma, spread your wings and fly to the stars! Love Always, Your Family

Nicholas T Kingsbury

Nicholas T Kingsbury Fort Worth TX Passed away on July 13, 2021, after a two year battle with Leukemia.  He  was born on June 21, 1977 in Greenfield, MA To Elizabeth Kingsbury Hallett  and Thomas V Newton. He married  Nicole Lindday on  October 11, 2014 she was the love of his life/ He is survived by his  wife  Nicole , His Mother Elizabeth  Hallett and his Step father  Dennis Hallett, he is also survived by this father Thomas Newton and step mother Joann Newton and sister Christina Wasserlein, many aunts , uncles, and cousins.  He was proceed in death by his brother  Thomas Newton Jr. He graduated from the Franklin County Tech. School in 1995. At the time of his death he was employed by Nestle Foods in Forth Worth TX.  He was previously employed by Judd Wire in Turners Falls and C&S Wholesale in  Hatfield.  He enjoyed volunteering for AOTV in Athol Ma. He also enjoyed Sci-fim Video Games, Legos, Cats, soda and ketchup. He was a big kid at heart.  Above all he loved his family and friends with his whole heart. He was a man of few words, but his action spoke louder than words. There will be a memorial service in Fort Worth TX on July 24, 2021, at 3:00  pm at the First Assembly of God . There will also be a memorial service in Orange MA  on July 30,021 Alpine Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Wendell Brockhouse

Obituary of W.C. “Brock” Brockhouse   Brock Brockhouse, 82, of Saginaw Texas passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on July 7th 2021.   Brock was born on November 29, 1938 in Jacksonville, IL to Carroll W. and Bessie L. Brockhouse.  He served as Security Police in the United States Air Force and received his degree in Criminal Justice from TCJC.   Brock continued his career in the criminal justice system for 43 years, serving as a police officer at the University of Texas, Austin and Arlington campuses, Special Texas Ranger for the Santa Fe Railroad, and as a Marshal for the City of Ft Worth where he retired in January, 2004.   Brock loved his dogs, enjoyed his garden, and was a model railway enthusiast who had a passion for building a very detailed and elaborate model railroad.   He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon Tumlinson Brockhouse, and three children, Charles (Kathy) Brockhouse, Gretchen (Lester) Martin, and Erika (John) Machamer.  He was a beloved Opa to his 2 grandchildren, Zoe and Connor Martin.   Honoring his request Brock will be cremated, and interment will be at DFW National Cemetery.

Shanna Louise Eschete Tanner

    Shanna Louise Eschete Tanner, age 63, passed away and went to be with the Lord on July 5th, 2021 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Shanna was born on June 8th, 1958, in Houma, Louisiana. Shanna graduated from South Terrebonne High School in 1976. She was married to Thomas Tanner at Holy Rosary on April 1st, 1977, and they were married for 24 years. She had 3 children, and 7 grandchildren who she adored. Shanna worked for Wells Fargo Bank for 34 years, and was a die-hard Saints fan for all of her life. She was a loving mother, Grammy, sister, aunt and friend. She always worked hard to make sure her children had everything they needed. She loved spending time with her family who meant more than anything to her. One of her favorite songs to sing and dance to was “We Are Family”. She will be greatly missed, but she will always be in our hearts.   Shanna is survived by her mother, Sarah Eschete; her 3 children: Tommy Tanner and wife Ginny, Derek Tanner and wife Jessica; Sarah McEnroe and husband Benjamin; 7 grandchildren: Devin Tanner, Dirk Tanner, Drew Tanner, Nash Tanner, Logan McEnroe, Dylan McEnroe, and Madilynn Crawford; her 4 sisters: Arleane Bergeron, Ellen Allemand and husband Rodney, Jill Becnel and husband Ray; Virginia Authement and husband Tony; her 4 brothers: John Eschete and wife Phyllis, David Eschete and wife Janie, Lynn Eschete and wife Margaret, Ted Eschete and wife Susan; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.   She was preceded in death by her father, Allen Eschete; her brother, Brian Eschete; her nephews, Drew Eschete and John Eschete II; her great nephew, Luke Crabtree.   Texas visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday July 13th at Lucas Funeral Home in Keller, Tx. Louisiana visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday July 15th at Samart Funeral Home in Gray, LA, and Friday July 16th from 10 to 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with a mass of Christian Burial to begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Houma, LA.

SYLVIA BERNAL

SYLVIA BERNAL AGE 65 FT WORTH TEXAS 76111 Passed away on July 5, 2021 after a courageous battle with  Multiple Sclerosis . Sylvia was born on Sept. 16, 1955, in Kingsville Texas. Sylvia graduated from Trimble Technical High School in 1974. Predeceased by Father Heracleo Bernal and Mother Maria Elvira Salinas Bernal. Sylvia is survived by her Son Robert Chazarreta, grandson Blake Chazarreta , Sisters Gloria Ann Garcia, husband Charles; Rosa Lee MeLear, husband George; Dora Alicia Bernal; Mary Throckmorton, husband Kenneth; Elizabeth Livingston, husband Larry; Brothers David Bernal, wife Barbara; Heracleo Bernal Jr., wife Lucy; Step-daughter Mindy Dominguez and Step grand-daughter Kathryn, and dear friend Janie Nichols, husband Charles. Numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.   Visitation:  Alpine Funeral Home 7/9/2021 6-8 pm 2300 N Sylvania Ave Fort Worth Texas Burial: Grave Side Service. 7/10/21  11am. Mount Olivet Cemetery 2301 N Sylvania Ave Fort Worth Texas

Helen Elise Joyce Harman

Helen Elise Joyce Harman, age 33, left this world on Friday, June 25th, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas.  Born on August 9, 1987, in Dartford, Kent, United Kingdom, Helen then graduated from Azle High School, 2005.  She worked as a Team Member at Incora (previously Pattonair) for the past two years.  Helen lived life to the fullest, enjoying music, coloring, watching crime T.V., hanging with friends and family, and spending time with Randy, her fiancé.  Helen mothered four beautiful children in addition to two stepchildren who she loved as her own.  Helen would say, “I always find a way to connect with every person I meet,” and this was evident in her life.  She touched the lives of many others through her kindness, generosity, and loving heart. Helen has joined her father, Peter Harman, and is survived by her mother Jimmie Lou Robertson, her fiancé Randy Perkins, her children: Gabrielle Perkins – 16, Isaac Perkins – 14, Rya Howard – 13, Ezra Pirkle – 9, Veda Pirkle – 7, Mila Harman – 4, and her siblings: Tiffany Patino, Eric Patino, Justin Harman, and Laura Kolb.