Glenda Joy Deloya spent 81 years teaching her family many life lessons. Born in Cleburne to Lewis & Donnie Hall, Glenda grew up and started her life with Donald Smith. Their marriage was struck with tragedy after the birth of their two daughters, Debra and Kimberly. Donald was unexpectedly killed working to provide for his family. Glenda was heartbroken, her dreams of a family and happiness cut short. She began to decide how she would carry on and provide for their children.
Glenda raised her daughters to the best of her ability. She obtained her cosmetology license and built her career into a stable income and was happy to be able to show her daughters that as a woman it was possible to pick yourself up and make a way for yourself.
Once her daughters grew up and were married, grandchildren brought joy to her life. She became known as Nanny. Nanny took a very big interest in her grandchildren and their upbringing. She instilled manners, requested family meals and quality time together especially around the holidays, Christmas was her favorite. Her Christmas tree was always a sight to behold. Presents covered half the floor for everyone.
Nanny traveled extensively, loving tropical locations the best. She also loved her home to be a place of comfort and enjoyment for her family. Many cookouts were shared with swimming and catching up with everyone’s life. After the grandchildren, came the biggest joy in nannie’s life, the great grandchildren. Two little girls kept nanny busy and full of laughter. She involved the girls in her Church of Christ at Westhill Church of Christ, including hosting card games in her home and vacation bible school. The girls were dazzled by nannie’s love of all things sparkly. Her closet was a little girl dream for dress up.
Although her health issues came to the forefront this last year, Nanny faced each one head-on with class and dignity. Her heart broke on April 25, 2017, when her daughter was taken to heaven after a very aggressive form of leukemia. Nanny never was the same, her health issues compounded and she became occupied with making sure her life was in order. As a family we feel confident in the belief that nanny is finally at peace with her parents, husband, savior and daughter. The family will continue her traditions of togetherness.
Glenda has left her memories to be cherished by her daughter, Debra Smith Hale; grandchildren, Krystalle Mayfield (Chris), Lezlie Kurts (Max), Donald Hawkins (Destre) and Celeste Hawkins; great grandchildren, Caleb, Jeska, Alissa, Astrid; Lori, her beloved canine; companions, Maulty and Manuelito.
Memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Westhill Church of Christ of Cleburne.
Audora Lee (Rizek) Milani, age 64, a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, surrounded by her family.
Audora will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, OK on October 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity in memory of Audora Rizek Milani to Judy White, 2109 W University Ave., Stillwater, Ok 74074.
Audora was born October 28, 1952, in Oklahoma City where she graduated from John Marshall High School in 1970. She attended Oklahoma State University and graduated in 1974, with a business administration degree. Audora was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity and was an active member of her alumni group. Her sorority sisters will miss her dearly. She retired from American Airlines after 25 years of service and was currently working at Joanna Fabrics & Crafts. She loved to cook, do crafts and travel…
Audora is survived by her loving husband, George Milani of Arlington; daughters, Christy Milani Rees and Jennifer Milani both from Arlington; parents, George and Mildred (Richardson) Rizek of Oklahoma City; brother, Granville Rizek; sister, Julia Rizek Cook, both from Edmond, OK; and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews; she is loved by so many and will be deeply missed.
Carter Arthur Rogers, age 72, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, October 1, 2017.
Carter was born March 5, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Art and Louise Rogers. In 1962 he enlisted and served four years with the U.S. Coast Guard. On June 5, 1969 he married the love of his life in Fort Worth, TX where he spent the rest of his life and raised his family. He was a very loving husband, Father and Grandfather and loved being called “Granddad” and “Papa” by his grandkids. He never met a stranger, loved larger than life and would do anything to make someone smile or laugh. Throughout his life his favorite hobbies were fishing, bowling and playing card games, but most of all he loved watching the Dallas Cowboys, telling jokes and spending time with his family.
Carter was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kris Klein. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Peggy Lanell Rogers; children, Stacy Rogers and wife, Christi, Peggy Patterson and husband, Harvey, Mark Croy, Debby Bardell and Gary Rogers; grandchildren, Donnie Heath, Brice Rogers, Mark Croy Jr., Hayden Rogers, Jenna and Kayla Bardell; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Pete and Ed Rogers; sister, Dee Bechtle and many loving family and friends.
Services pending and will be announced at a later date.
“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
Survived by her loving children, Robert Ybarra, Elias Ybarra, Mary Ybarra and Lucia Loera; spouse, Juan Ybarra; 20 grandchildren of which 5 were dear to her heart, Star Ybarra, Samantha Acosta, Stevan Morales, Sergio Morales and Miranda Ybarra; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Fernando Bocanegra and many loving family and friends.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: For the former things are passed away.
Laura Margaret (Miller) Crum, age 48, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, In Fort Worth, surrounded by her family. She is now at peace after a very tough battle against cancer.
A Memorial service will be held at 10am on Monday, July 24th, at North Point Church, on 933 Ranch Road, Fort Worth, Pastor, Brent Nordan will officiate. Flowers and condolences can be sent to North Point Church. Laura's family would like to thank the staff of Community Hospice of Texas for all their help and support in her time of need.
Laura was born on December 22, 1968 in Dallas, TX to the late Lew Miller and Linda Riley. She loved animals and adopted many strays. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends along with being there for anyone in times of need. A thrifty shopper always looking for ways to do more with less. She was a life time sports fan who never missed a Cowboys game. Some of her fondest memories were traveling to the coast, getting to spend time on the beach with friends and family. She touched everyone she met and will continue being an inspiration due to her stubborn ways, that big smile, and her willingness to continue the fight whilst spending her final days with her daughters.
Laura will be forever remembered by her loving children, Joe Crum, Danielle Crum, and Kristen Crum; brother and sister in law, Steven and Yvette Miller; two grandchildren, Paisley and Waverly; and many other loving family and friends.
Ricardo Amparo Tarayao, age 78, passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
He was born on January 19, 1939 to Segundo Pagadu Tarayao and Faustina Mamauag Amparo in the Philippines. He was a loving father and hard worker with a strong faith to Jesus Christ, a hero to our family, thoughtful and protective.
He will be deeply missed.
Ricardo is survived by his loving wife, Herminia Naz; children, Venus Powell and husband, Randall of Arkansas, Raquel Haffner of North Richland Hills, Roger Tarayao of Manila Philippines, Lynn Tyrer and husband, Jason of Dubai, Helene Tarayao of Manila Philippines, Roderick Tarayao and wife, Ruby of Manila Philippines and Mandy Dick and husband, John of Oregon; grandchildren, Jet Sabater, Daniel Patrick Tyrer, Kate Tyrer, Emily Tyrer, Sofia Lorraine Tarayao and Marcus Derick Tarayao; sisters, Pilar Orita and Dominga Rivera.
Elizabeth Juanell Hanson, age 82, passed away peacefully after a long term cardiac illness on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at her home of over 63 years in Haltom City, surrounded by family who loved her.
Graveside Service: 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park of Colleyville.
Juanell was born just after the Greatest Generation, but too early to be called, The Luckiest Generation. Juanell can't be described in this small forum. Even though standing 5 ft 2inches, weighing 125 lbs. with thick wavy dirty blonde hair, she appeared petite but anyone who knew her over 10 minutes soon found out she was a formidable woman. Her raspy, boisterous laugh, she could laugh as loud as a child but dress down a grown man in short order. She could be strong while being alluring, she could be intelligent but also naive. Friends & family would say she was loving & kind if you were her friend, but also very imposing if you mistreated her or a loved one. She had grown up with 3 brothers & 3 sisters, she was the 6th child of 7 children. The Hanson children spanned from the early 1920s to the late 1930s, each were two years apart. Juanell had was born in Bright Star, Arkansas, on August 1, 1934 just 5 years after the beginning of the Great Depression. She'd spent the first 16 yrs. of her rather innocent, happy, almost bucolic life, without running water or indoor plumbing. Water was hauled in by horse & buggy in barrels. That water was only for drinking or cooking. They used a small lake nearby to wash clothes. She'd been required by a strict father to work picking cotton & doing other farm chores as a young child alongside 5 older siblings & one younger sibling. The "kids" might be seen working or playing anywhere on the approximately 1000 acres. She'd tell us that if the chores were done & the cotton gin was off you might find them playing in that gin or playing & maybe fishing off the dam near their very modest house. She would say she guessed they'd been poor in those post-depression 1930s, but say she'd never been hungry, or without clean, ironed clothes. Shoes were hard to come by though. Her mama was Eunice Inez Jackson Hanson born 1904 & Daddy was Darse Hanson was born in that same year. Mama Hanson, stayed at home & kept the kids & house. She cooked, cleaned & sewed all their clothes like a professional seamstress. She taught good work ethics & manners & encouraged Juanell & siblings to go to school. Daddy Hanson, was a mechanic on the plantation & this included working on the cotton gin & any other machinery. Juanell left home to have her own family before age 16. She had her firstborn, Donny at age 16 with her husband Hodge Nugent. Donald "Donny" was an only child for over 12 years until second of her children Michael “Mike" was born. Her 3rd & last child born to her was, FRANKIE. She also aided her sister Annette in rearing her 4 children. Juanell spent over 35 years working jobs mostly mechanical in nature and was a highly skilled printing press operator. She ended up owning her own small business in Fort Worth. After surviving economic storms such as the Great Depression & later a Recession she was still able to retire by age 62, with a small home in Haltom City that she'd had the foresight to buy during the post WWII economic boom. The last 20 years of her life she actively enjoyed with great love her family.
Her life held many trials & rewards. Growing up she watched friends & family live God-fearing lives, mostly Baptist. Juanell's first 77 years on earth or until about 5 years ago she learned God was not to be feared that he is a God of forgiveness & love. This gave her much peace & happiness.
She is predeceased by beloved son, Donny Nugent; parents, Eunice & Darse; brothers, R.C., Leon, Bobby; sisters, Betty Jo, Imogene & Annette.
Survived by daughter, Frankie Aubuchon and husband, Timothy; son, Mike Rogers; 11 grandchildren & many great grandchildren; 18 nieces & nephews to whom she was a great influence & loving relationship. Special person to mention, niece, Donna Ann Cedillo, whom she loved with all her heart, she was a second mother to Donna & great mentor as well.
Written by her beloved niece, Joni Goodnight…
John Larry Tyson, age 67, was welcomed into eternity on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was born on July 15, 1949 in Fort Worth, Texas to Woodrow Olin Tyson and Vivian Lucretia Tyson.
A celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at First Euless Baptist Church at 11:30 a.m.
First Euless Baptist Church
1000 West Airport Freeway
Euless, TX 76039
John married Donna Marie Kottmer on January 1, 1971 in California after a 3 month courtship. They welcomed their first son, Matthew Alexander Tyson, on October 13, 1972. Matthew enjoyed being an only child until June 29, 1976, when the family welcomed their first daughter, Faira Nicole Tyson (Adolphs). John enjoyed weekly trips to the movies, traveling/cruising, fishing, yard work and spending time with his family. He never met a stranger, loved larger than life and made those around him feel special, no matter the circumstance. His greatest privilege was that of being a grandfather and his favorite people called him “PawPaw” and “Poppy.”
John got his first job at the young age of 11 at a little local Northside grocery store, which helped provide pocket money for him and groceries for his family. He then went on to pursue many jobs, including warehousing, store manager, janitorial services, remodeling and construction. He went on to own his own successful business in construction and always boasted that he never had to advertise because word of mouth always gained him new customers. His attention to detail and strong work ethic were always reflected in whatever job he performed.
John was welcomed into eternity by those that had gone before him, including his mother, Vivian; his older brother, Woodrow; his step-father, John; his nephew, Steven; his father-in-law, Robert Kottmer and mother-in-law, Jean Kottmer. He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Matthew Tyson and wife, Sarah Tyson, Faira Adolphs and husband, Wade Adolphs. He leaves behind his six grandchildren: Megan Adolphs, Kinsey Tyson, Katie Tyson, Sydnee Adolphs, Caroline Tyson and Caden Adolphs. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Binford and husband, Charles Binford and Karen Hughes and husband, Gene Hughes; cousin, Gary Salafia and numerous nieces, nephews and his faithful dog, Zoey and many good friends.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. John Staniland and staff, Community Hospice of Texas, and Christie Vennel, RN, BSN for your fantastic care, support and love during John’s terminal illness.
“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
Victor Jerald Wall, age 64, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017.
Jerald was a published author and spent most of his time escaping the realities of this world through stories--those he wrote, read and watched.
He is survived by his daughter, Angela and husband, Chad; brother, Danny and wife, Carol; grandchildren, Caleb and Colton and loving family.
Kimberly Kay Hawkins, age 58, departed just after sunrise on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
Kimberly was born April 14, 1959 in Cleburne, Texas to Donald and Glenda Smith. She lived by her own set of rules and was a free spirit. She saw the world through an artist’s eye. She worked with all mediums of creativity and was passionate in sharing her art.
She joined her father in Heaven, Donald R. Smith.
Kimberly is survived by her mother, Glenda DeLoya; daughters, Krystalle Mayfield and husband, Chris, Lezlie Kurtz and husband, Max; son, Donald Hawkins and wife, Destre; daughter, Celeste Hawkins; grandchildren, Caleb, Alissa, Jeska, Astrid and Loki; sister, Debe Smith Hale; her beloved Labrador, Angel and extended family and friends.