Karen Gail Gray, 65, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday at 1:00 pm at Hillcrest Church of Christ, 1401 Hillcrest Dr, Arlington, 76010 with Chaplin, Dwayne Lee officiating.
Karen is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Gray and son, Michael Hall; parents, Arizona May Vaughn and Robert Hugh Musick; brothers, Robert Musick and William Musick.
She is survived by her loving son, Damon Hall and wife, Valerie; daughter, Rebecca Mead and husband, Robert; step-sons, Elric Gray and wife, April and Alleron Gray and wife, Samantha; grandchildren, Cyndal Hall, Kimberly Mead, Samantha Mead, Skyler Mead, Zane Gray, Ace Lawson, Liam Gray, Haven Gray, Erlin Star Gray, Maeleigh Gray, Arie Gray, Alleron Jr. Gray and Logan Gray; sister, Frances Bielss; brother, Richard Austin; mother-in-law, Vivian Louise Gray; nieces, Mary, Jessica, Samaira, Laura and Holly; nephews, Daniel, Joseph, James and Christopher and her loving furr babies, Grayson, Buffie, Rusty and Cinnamon.
Karen Colene Strother Erskine, 69, entered the gates of heaven on Monday, March 9, 2020 eager to embrace numerous family members whom she had greatly missed. Karen lived in Fort Worth and was an 1968 graduate of Diamond Hill Jarvis High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Auguste Thurman and G.K. Strother; brother, Jimmy Strother; step-father, Bob Thurman and step-brother, Kerry Thurman.
Survivors: husband, James Erskine; daughter, Kimberly Woods; sisters, Gabriele (Leon) Parham and Rosie Strother; step-brother, Craig (Debbie) Thurman, step-sister, Christie Thurman; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In honor of Karen's wishes, no services will be held.
Hope Lesley Leigh Veteto, age 50, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020. She is survived by her loving siblings; sister, Carroll Veteto; brothers, Roy, Daniel and Matthew Veteto; aunt, Helen Spoonmoore and numerous loving family and friends.
Sandra “Sandy” Kay Talley of Springtown, TX passed away unexpectedly February 15, 2020 at the age of 51.
Sandy was born April 12, 1968 in Flint, MI. She was full of life and lived every day to its fullest. Sandy loved and cherished every friend she ever made. Her infectious smile radiated into everyone and will not be forgotten. She loved the sun, the water and loved to be outdoors. Sandy was a member of the Chula Chaser organization where she took pride in helping others and raising money for the kids of MHMR of Tarrant County. She loved the Lord and guided many people to Christ. She never knew a stranger and had a passion for life that was beyond comparison. She was preceded in death by her father Ronald Jackson Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Talley; son, Tyler Hatfield; daughter, Amber Walker; grandson, Mason Walker; niece, Taylor Reckers; stepdaughter, Courtney Talley and stepson. Chad Talley. Also survived by one brother, Ron Jackson Jr. and his wife, Irma Jackson; four sisters, Lexie Jackson, Linda Patton, Lisa Jackson and Katie Jackson; her mother, Vickie Asmus; mother and father-in-law, Betty and Dan Talley and many other grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2pm Saturday, February 22, 2020 officiated by Lens Walker at The House of NAM Church at 9600 Watercress Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76135. Followed by a Celebration of Life will be held at, The Finish Line 12035 Camp Bowie West Blvd, Aledo, TX 76008.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in memory of Sandy to the Chula Chasers, for the Kids of MHMR of Tarrant County. Make checks payable to Chula Chasers with Memo In Honor of Sandy Talley, 900 Trinity Ct Willow Park, Tx 76087.
Jimmy Carl Strother, Vietnam War Army Veteran and proud member of National Automatic Sprinkler Industry Union 669, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on February 10, 2020 at the age of 72. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Jimmy grew up in Fort Worth and was a 1965 graduate of Diamond Hill Jarvis High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Auguste Thurman and G.K. Strother; step-father, Bob Thurman and step-brother, Kerry Thurman.
Survivors: sons, Jason (Jennifer) Strother, John (Meggan) Strother, Anthony Strother; daughters, Amy (Jeremy) Drake, Jennifer (Philip) Brown, 8 grandchildren; sisters, Gabriele (Leon) Parham, Rosie Strother, Karen (James) Erskine; step-brother, Craig (Debbie) Thurman and step-sister, Christie Thurman; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Gabriel's Hospice for their attentiveness and care.
A private family memorial service will be held with burial at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Sharon Rene Wood Oliver went home to her Lord February 1, 2020, after fiercely battling a long illness. Sharon was born October 15, 1962 in Wichita, KS. She was the fifth child of seven, born to Donald Gene Wood (Wichita, KS) and Bonnie Elizabeth Frisch Wood (Taylor, TX). Sharon was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Agnes Frisch, George and Margaret Wood; parents, Donald and Bonnie Wood; sisters, Annalisa Wood Pilney and Jody Johnson.
She is survived by siblings, Michael Wood (Gretchen) of Decatur, TX, Paul Wood (Lorraine) of Fort Worth, TX, Patricia Wood Flowers of Mabank, TX, Mary Wood Neary (Robert) of Rhome, TX and David Wood of Dallas, TX; children, Stephen Wood (Amy) of Fort Worth, TX, Bonnie Patterson (James) of Reno, NV, Brian Austin of Reno, NV, Lea Epley (Michael) of Fort Worth, TX and Frankee Jo Johnson (Jaz Thompson) of Eddy, TX; grandchildren, Steven Stone, James Wood, Drew Logan, Lara Wood, Kayla Patterson, Ashlee Patterson, Jesse Patterson, Nikoli Thor Austin, Josiah Donald Austin and Lacy Combest ...as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends who she considered extended family.
Sweet sister, daughter, mother, granddaughter, cousin, aunt, and friend. We love you. We miss you. When we stop and remember that you're not here in the world with us, a tear forms...a throat tightens, but more than that, a joy swells within us, because, we know that you're out of pain and both filled with and surrounded by, the overwhelming joy and complete love found in God's presence. You were so brave these last few years....but then you always were. You walked forward through life, taking the path as it came to you. Accepting and working through difficulties and enjoying the good times to the fullest. We each treasure the private memories that we have of you, as well as those occasions when we all gathered as family. You loved well! You loved everyone. Accepted anyone. Because it was your nature...and without planning, agenda, or aforethought, you were the hands and feet of Jesus more than most. Even during your time in hospice care, you cared for those around you with love and selfless generosity. We will all join you soon Sharon....but not before you get Mom to your self for a while ❤ XOXO Bon voyage... ....If you would like to honor the memory of Sharon, remember to take the time to see your loved ones, family, and friends. Don't wait until it's too late to enjoy life with those that you love.
Clyde Dudley McClendon Jr., 64, passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 18, 2020.
Clyde is survived by his loving partner in life, Eileen; son, Cody; daughter, Clarissa; grandchildren, Cody, Charla 'Jade, Irma and Alexis; sisters, Donna and Renee; several nieces, nephews and many loving family and friends.
Sylvia Lucille Mannke, age 80, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, January 17, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 3, 1939 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Sylvia moved to California in 1974 and resided there until moving back to her country home in Springtown, Texas in 2009 where she later passed.
Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents, John and Hazel King; brother, Kenneth Fox; husbands, Louis Martinez Sr. and Albert R. Mannke.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Sheryl and Tony Martin, Sharlotte and Lester Farley, Sondra and Bill Vandergriff and Christina Martinez; sister-in-law, Sue Fox; grandchildren, Johnny, Sarah, Steven, Thomas, Michael, Ashley, Travis, Matthew and 9 great grandchildren.
Donnie Lee Kight, age, 52, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, November 17, 2019.
A Celebration of Donnie’s Life will take place Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3pm, at his sister Patricia home, please contact family for directions.
Donnie was a jack of all trades and there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t do. He enjoyed working on cars, dancing, singing and eating pizza and hamburgers, but his most favorite food was that of his sister Patricia’s cooking. He never met a stranger, because he had one of the biggest hearts. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Donnie is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert Lee Brashear and Margarita Picaso-Castaneda.
He leaves behind to mourn his passing, fiancé, Flancee Cecillia Ybarra; sisters, Patricia Picaso-Valdez (Ulisses) and Grace “Roseanna” Ramirez (Jaime); son, Donnie Lee Kight Jr.; five grandchildren, Xavier, Anthony, Isaac, Damien and Amiyah Flores along with a host of loving family and friends.
God saw he was getting tired, and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around him and whispered “come with me” with tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away, although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay, a golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best. Rest in peace Donnie…
Maureen Ellen Sternfels (75) passed away peacefully, Wednesday, September 25, 2019. She was born February 11, 1944, in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Edward and Ellen Makey French.
A beloved mother, sister and friend, she is preceded in death by her sister Kathy Jones and survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rene and Zac Grimaldo, sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Patrick Kelly, brother-in-law, Don Jones, sister and brother-in-law, Michele and Dan Burger, and brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Laura French, all of whom she loved deeply.
Maureen was a graduate of Nolan High School and attended Arlington State College. She retired from banking after 40 years, during which she established lifelong relationships with coworkers and customers. Spending time with family and friends along with shopping were her greatest enjoyments. Later in life, she learned to crochet and quilt. Considering her love to socialize, it is no wonder that she adored collecting butterflies. Meeting and helping others became her passion. She was a “mom” to staff and residents alike, at the Mansfield Medical Lodge where she lived. Her caring nature and loving spirit will be deeply missed.
Written condolences may be sent to the family at www.lastingimpressionsfunerals.com