Teena, a veteran who proudly served her country as a member of the U.S. Navy, enjoyed life and all it had to offer. She was a beautiful person who was loved by many. She left us way too soon and will forever be missed.
Survivors: partner, Jason Schwebke, their son, Jaxon and his sister Triniti; uncle and aunt, Gary and Fifi Raper; cousins, Lauren Hart, Brigitte and Delaney; and many dear friends.
Saginaw--William Richard "Rick" Whitlock, 59, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
Memorial service: and celebration of life at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, 1201 SH 360, Mansfield. Family greeting: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Rick was born March 2, 1957 in Fort Worth, to Ray and Luzell Whitlock. He was a 1975 graduate of North Side High School. Rick retired from the city of Richland Hills in 2014 after 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles and Jimmy Whitlock.
Survivors: Daughter, Dakota Whitlock; step-daughter, Cheyenne Sanders; brother, David Whitlock of Arlington; sister, Dorothy Davis of Mansfield; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
FORT WORTH--Rebecca Jean Carpentiere, age 55, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
Survivors: Husband, Anthony B. Carpentiere; daughter, Crystal Morris and husband, Joshua; grandchildren, Parker, Cameron and Riley; and mother, Doris Riley.
FORT WORTH -- Diana Obregon Ramos, age 48, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
A viewing and memorial service will be held at Lasting Impressions Funerals, 7125 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, Texas 76180 on Wednesday, October 26th from 5:00pm to 8:00 p.m.
A second memorial service will be held at, Centro Cristiano Internacional Church on Saturday, October 29th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Pastor, German Ballesteros will be officiating. Memorials may be made to the Centro Cristiano Internacional Church, 4151 Culebra Road, San Antonio, Texas 78228.
Diana was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 26, 1968 to Juan and Maria Obregon. Diana was married to Jose L. Ramos on October 6, 2007 in Fort Worth, Texas. They were married for 9 years. She graduated from Oliver Wendall Holmes high school in 1986. She worked five years as a Customer Service Representative in the Radiology department at University Hospital in San Antonio, and as a jeweler for many years in Fort Worth, most recently at Ridglea. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, as this was very important to her. She loved having company over and despite having moved to Fort Worth several years ago, she remained an avid Spurs fan!
Diana is survived by her husband, Jose; her parents, Juan and Maria Obregon of San Antonio; maternal grandmother, Amalia Perez Casas of Durango, Mexico; son, Steven Andrew Ruiz of Fort Worth; daughter, Sarah (Corrigan) Rogers of Fort Worth and one granddaughter, Zoella; brothers, Alfonso (Sheryl) Obregon of Carrolton, TX, Ruben (fiancé Jennifer) Obregon of Los Angeles, CA, Juan (Monica) Obregon of San Antonio; sister, Elizabeth (Keith) Landrus of San Antonio; several loving nieces, nephews, the father of her children, Steven Ruiz and the rest of her family and friends.
The family of Diana Ramos wishes to extend their gratitude to Baylor Scott & White Hospital for their support and assistance in her final days.
BEDFORD--Charles Manis, age 57, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Memorial Service: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Parkwood Retirement Community, 2700 Parkview Lane, Bedford, Texas 76022.
Survived by his loving children, Pearl Cates and husband, Rob, Rachel Nia and husband, Ramin, Rebecca Manis, Josh Manis and Justin Manis; grandchildren, Kaci, Gavin, Armin and Mila; parents, Johnny and Glenda Manis; brother, Richard and many loving friends.
EULESS -- Sandra Lee Burns, age 62, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, September 8, 2016.
Sandra is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Jerry W. Burns; son, Jeff Burns; mother, Martha Smith; brother, Les Smith; sister, Sharon Nolen and numerous loving family and friends.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Dr. John "Jack" Lewis Shultz, 88, passed away August 21 with Margaret, his wife of 36 years, by his side.
Memorial Service: Jack avoided the spotlight in life, and his future memorial will reflect his nature.
In Lieu of Flowers: Anyone wishing to honor him may send donations to Community Hospice at James L. West in Ft. Worth or the Alzheimer’s Association. Other condolences may be sent to his wife, Margaret.
He was born March 14, 1928 In 1946 Jack joined the Navy after high school graduation. In 1948 he was re-commissioned to the Air Force Reserves and entered the University of Iowa, where he received his BS, MS and PHD degrees. In 1956 he was Honorably Discharged from the U.S Air Force with the rank of First Lieutenant. In this period he worked as many as three jobs at a time to support his growing family. He was teacher, coach and counselor to hundreds of middle and high school students in Iowa. With shiny new degree in hand, he moved on to university professorships at University of St. Louis; Rutgers and University of Georgia. Weekend golf with his sons, and distance running became his avid avocations. In 1980 he married Margaret, moved to Ft. Worth to work at General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin). The “bummer plant”? In 1985, he was promoted to Lockheed President's staff as Director of Business Ethics, receiving consistent recognition for his contributions until his retirement. Generosity, intellect, compassion, and modesty describe the man Jack was. He admired anyone who had skills he did not possess.
Survivors: his wife Margaret Shultz, his surviving sons and daughter, John L. Shultz, Jr., David Shultz, and Stefanie Swails, all of Iowa City, IA; his three step-daughters, Cristina Gracia, Dallas; Angela Hogan, Hattiesburg, MS and Stephanie Danke, San Juan Capistrano, CA., along with a host of other family and friends.
FORT WORTH--Lenny Kurt Neumann, age 55, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a scholarship fund for his daughter, SamiJo E. Neumann at Fidelity Investments, PO Box 770001, Cincinnati, OH 45277-0003. Memo: For deposit into 618-983267 (SamiJo E. Neumann).
Lenny is survived by his daughter, SamiJo E. Neumann; mother, Mary Neumann; brothers, Rick Neumann and wife, Liz, Tony Neumann and wife, Vicki, Tracy Neumann and wife, Cindi and Patrick Neumann and wife, Lisa and many numerous loving family and friends.
FORT WORTH--Sheryl Jean Haynes McKnight passed away peacefully at the age of 63 on Monday, July 4, 2016 with her son and family by her side.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 16, 2016, at The Boyd Family Funeral Home, 5001 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans, LA 70126, with Rev. Brandon Haynes officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. and services will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited.
Sheryl was born on January 24, 1953, in New Orleans, LA and lived in Fort Worth, TX for many years. Sheryl graduated from Dillard University and received her Master's Degree from University of Virginia. With her love of learning and teaching, she taught English at the University of New Orleans and Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. Sheryl led a fulfilling and successful career at American Airlines for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Haynes Jr and her mother, Mary Louise Madere Haynes.
Her spirit is carried on by her compassionate son, Vincent McKnight and the light of her life, her granddaughter, Cherish McKnight. She is survived by two brothers and five sisters. She will always be remembered and loved by her 15 nieces and nephews, 21 great nieces and nephews, aunts, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
WATAUGA -- Chris Williams, age 50, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haltom City Moose Lodge, 5001 Bernice St., Haltom City.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association USA in Chris Williams name.
Chris is preceded in death by his father, Robert Williams.
Survivors: He is survived by his mother, Judy Williams; sister, Kelly Dearing and husband, Ronnie; niece, Kara Bowen; nephew, Robert Weber and wife, Vickie; nieces and nephews, Bo, Randy, Hayle Hawkins; four great-nieces and nephews; and many other extended loving family.