She is survived by her daughter, Julie Ramirez and husband Jamie; sons, Ruben Vasquez III, Alex Vasquez and wife Autumn, Jesse Vasquez, Jacob Perales; brothers, Alfred Balandran and Raymond Balandran; sisters, Kathy Balandran and Josie Ramirez; four grandchildren, Halle Kennedy, Jamie Ramirez Jr., Dallas Vasquez, Jesse Vasquez Jr. and several nieces and nephews.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be Friday, January 19 at 7 p.m.
A visitation at 6:00 p.m. will be at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 5550 E. Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, Texas, with a recitation of the Holy Rosary to follow at 7 p.m.
Her funeral will be Saturday, January 20, 11 a.m., also at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76111.
Kelli Falto and partner Will, Richard J. Pier, Alison Jennings and husband Josh, and Wesley Pier. Terri had seven great-grandchildren, Tommy (10), Brody (6), Adalynn (4), Shane (12), Adrian (11), Riley (12) and Leah (9).
She was considered a Japanese War Time Bride in America, but she had no regrets. Some of the things Terri enjoyed was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also loved walking, reading and making all sorts of different crafts.
Terri will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She would not want us to cry when we think of her but to remember all the happy times we had with her.
A special thank you to Harris Hospital ICU Staff and Community Hospice of Texas for caring for Terri in her final days.
A special thanks to all our friends, and especially James and Lucille Thurman.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Joanna Kincer.
He is survived by his father, Mack L. Kincer Sr. and stepmother, Naomi of Grand Prairie; brothers, Keith Kincer (Stacy) of Irving, Billy Ballard (Becky) of Kennedy; sisters, Debbie Summers of Irving, Pam Young of Jarrel, Vickie Dawson (Rusty) of Elgin, Brenda Kincer of Jarrel; stepsisters, Michele Sandlin of Dallas, Lisa Sandlin of Euless; stepbrother, Anthony Sandlin (Tracy) of Irving and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
He left this world knowing he was LOVED. Nothing in this life could be a more precious gift. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
At that time, women were not allowed to be in nurses training if they were married, and Ruby withdrew to follow George to the oil fields of Oklahoma and finally to the Western Shores of the US, California with their first-born son in tow.
Ruby worked as a seamstress and George began driving a truck and by 1959 the couple had three children. Though the marriage ended in 1964, and the two remarried, George and Ruby were reunited in 2011 when she agreed to care for her ex-husband who had broken his hip and suffered from late stage Alzheimer’s.
Returning home, to Texas, Ruby took a teaching position in Covington, Texas, and then transferred back to the town where her mother and father still lived, Itasca, Texas. She taught English and Remedial Reading there for several years, then returned to school and completed her lifelong dream of becoming an RN. Ruby nursed at Johnson County Hospital in the OB Ward, and subsequently again returned to Itasca as the Charge Nurse and Assistant Director of Nurses in both Itasca and Hillsboro Nursing Homes.
Ruby was a longtime member of the Central Baptist Church in Itasca and moved her letter of membership to the Shiloh Baptist Church to play piano for the small congregation there. Ruby loved to play the piano, and love the classic church hymns. Ruby lived a long and fruitful life, and in doing so found that the majority of her friends and family preceded her in death.
Nonetheless, she loved to travel to Waco to play 42 with her son Don’s family, Scott and Carlee Wilson, Paul and Candice Ellison, along with Don Wharton and his youngest son, Clinton Wharton. The only thing she seemed to like better was a trip to Alvarado, Texas to play Bingo on Fridays. Her daughter Janet, son Art, and Doris (Brandy) Rankin enjoyed their trips with her and were sure to help her watch her bingo cards.
Ruby is also preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Letha Daniel; three brothers, Ralph Eugene Daniel, G. L. Daniel, James Guy Daniel; one sister, Alice Hobbs; one grandchild, Donald Christon Wharton; son-in-law, William Fennell; and the father of her three children, George Mendal Wharton.
She is survived by two sons, Donald Gene Wharton, and Arthur Leroy Wharton; daughter, Janet Lea Fennell; sister, Mary Louise Compton; ten grandchildren, Derik Clinton Wharton, Carlee’ Wilson (Scott), Gabriel Levern Fennell, William Brian Fennell (Stephanie), Stephanie Houston (Tory), Laura Cooper (Chris); and seventeen great grandchildren.
Ruby will be laid to rest next to George, in the Wharton family plot, in the Itasca, Texas Cemetery, on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 3 p.m. Flowers or memorials may be delivered to her residence at 706 East Main Street, Itasca, Texas 76055 or directly to the Itasca Cemetery.
She was an animal lover and had many dogs, birds and fish over the years. But most of all, Peggy had a very infectious smile, laugh and personality and loved her family and friends with conviction. She loved to bake, cook, play card games, dominoes and spend time with her family. Her favorite desserts to make were peach cobbler and fried apricot pies which were often requested by family and friends. Throughout her life, some of her favorite hobbies were crocheting, bowling, fishing and playing Bingo.
Peggy is preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Carter Rogers; parents, Millard and Margaret Gray; sister, Claudine Betts; brothers, Hub Gray, Jim Gray, Red Gray and Bill Gray.
She is survived by children, Peggy Patterson and husband, Harvey, Mark Croy, Stacy Rogers and wife, Christi, and Bret Rickerson; grandchildren, Donnie Heath, Brice Rogers, Mark Croy Jr., Hayden Rogers; four great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; brother, Artie Gray and wife Jackie, and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 20th at 2:00PM at South Euless Baptist Church, 1000 Simmons Dr, Euless, TX, to commemorate Peggy & Carter’s life together.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donations to:
Community Hospice of Texas (Fort Worth) at www.chot.org or SPCA of Texas at https://www.spca.org
“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Grandsons, Steven Mallette, Rocky Mallette and Cash Hicks; Granddaughter, Morgan Elliott; Great-grandson, Jordan Mallette; Sister-in-Law, Paula Smelly and husband, Kenneth: Brother-in-Law, Roland and wife, Virginia; Son-in-Law, Rob Mallette; A sister, and numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces.
Mike spent most of his life working for himself. He had several snow cones stands and most recently operated Mikes Barbeque in Haltom City. He enjoyed anything that allowed him to meet people and his larger than life personality made him a success.
Mike was loving and loyal to his friends and family. He made sure they all knew they were loved and ALWAYS kept us laughing. In fact, it is nearly impossible to think of him and not at least smile.
Mike will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. However, he would not want us to cry when we think of him, instead he would want us to be happy when we remember the times we had and how he was never ashamed or apologetic for his silliness. He was one of a kind and would be honored if we all would think of him every day and smile.
Sharon is preceded in death by husband, Tommy Wilson; mother, Mina Russell and father, George Russell.
She is survived by her loving children, Sherry Edwards (Clint), Sabra Perez (Evan) and Murrell “TJ” Wilson Jr; grandchildren, Stephanie Norrell, Shelly Norrell, Shayna Norrell, Emerson Edwards, Murrell “Tre” Wilson III, Andrew Perez and Mason Wilson; great grandchildren, Madysen, Analise, Thomas, Aubrey, Junior, Michael, Marlee and Molly; brother, Gary Russell (Jeannie); cousins, Linda Haley and Mike Haley and nieces, nephews and a host of many friends.
A special thank you to Amanda Sexton and John Crowe for caring for Sharon in her final days.