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Mike Alvarez
STEPHENVILLE -- Mike Alvarez, 81, a retired farmer, died Friday, May 29, 1998, at a Stephenville hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: West End Cemetery in Stephenville.
Mike Alvarez was born July 5, 1916, in Weatherford. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and had lived in Stephenville for the past 30 years.
Survivors: Wife, Mary, of Stephenville; sons, Mike Alvarez Jr. of Devine, Johnny Alvarez of Mineral Wells and Willie Alvarez of Wichita Falls; daughters, Agnes Barron of Garner, Asmer Rivers of Seymour and Anita Mendoza of Garner; 26 grandchildren; 52 great- grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.
Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (254) 965-3161

Joseph E. Armstrong
BENBROOK -- Joseph Eugene Armstrong, 72, a retired insurance adjuster, died Friday, May 29, 1998, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Benbrook United Methodist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Memorials: American Lung Association.
Joseph Eugene Armstrong was born Aug. 12, 1925, in Mounds, Ill., and had resided in Benbrook for 32 years. He was employed by Continental Insurance Cos. for over 30 years. Mr. Armstrong was a member of Benbrook United Methodist Church and had volunteered at All Saints City View for the past year.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Armstrong, in 1993.
Survivors: Son, Keith Armstrong and his wife, Debra, of Humble; daughter, Kathryn Valentincic and her husband, Paul, of Arlington; and grandchildren, Leslie Valentincic, Andrew Valentincic and LeAnn Armstrong.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Margaret "Maggie" Baker
ROANOKE -- Margaret Ann Reamy "Maggie" Baker, 54, a retired American Airlines employee, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, May 29, 1998, in North Richland Hills.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hurst Baptist Church in Hurst. Burial: Fairfax Memorial Gardens in Fairfax, Va. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Forest Ridge Funeral Home. Additional services will be held in Fairfax, Va.
Memorials: Hurst Baptist Church, in her memory.
Margaret Baker was born April 4, 1944, in Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Herbert S. Reamy, who passed away in 1971, and Margaret T. Reamy. She was an active charter member of Hurst Baptist Church and was an original member of Santa USA.
Survivors: Sons, Rodney A. Reamy of Grand Forks, N.D., and Stephen M. Baker of Decatur; mother, Margaret T. Reamy of Hamilton, Va.; brothers, Herbert S. Reamy of Richmond, Va., Richard O. Reamy of Roanoke, Va., and David L. Reamy of Springfield, Va.; and grandchildren, Brandon, Allyson, Tucker and Emily.
Forest Ridge Funeral Home
Hurst, (817) 285-7777

Lola Mae Berger
ARLINGTON -- Lola Mae Berger, 85, a retired home decorator, passed away at her daughter's home in Arlington on Thursday, May 28, 1998.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Springtown Cemetery in Springtown. The Rev. Robert Owens will officiate. Visitation: Mrs. Berger will be in state Friday through Sunday at Arlington Funeral Home; the family will be present 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials: Horizon Hospice Care Inc., 1144 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Texas 76013; or a charity of choice, in lieu of flowers.
Lola Mae Berger was born Aug. 19, 1912, on her beloved family farm in Springtown. Her parents were Burnie and Zillah Kinnaird. She and her family moved to Fort Worth in 1921. She graduated from North Side High School in 1931. She owned and operated River Oaks Slipcover Shop for 30 years. After retirement, she spent her time volunteering at the North Side Senior Citizens Center and served on the Senior North Side City Council. She also served as secretary of Emanuel Baptist Church. During her retirement, she also enjoyed traveling. In 1994, she moved to Arlington. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington.
She was preceded in death by her precious granddaughter, Karen L. Grote, and her caring brother, Homer L. Kinnaird.
Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Ernest Grote of Arlington; granddaughter and her husband, Cheryl and Rick Kinney of Greenville; sister- in-law, Dorothy Kinnaird of Fort Worth; two nieces; and two nephews.
Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Annie P. Berkovsky
FORT WORTH -- Annie Pulkrabek Berkovsky, 101, a homemaker, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, in Fort Worth.
Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sweet Home, Texas. Burial: Sweet Home Cemetery in Sweet Home.
Memorials: Catholic Charities.
Annie Pulkrabek Berkovsky was born Dec. 24, 1896, in Flatonia. She was a resident of Fort Worth for nine years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, John Berkovsky, and an infant son, Laddie.
Survivors: Son, E.J. Berkovsky and his wife, Delores, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Wesley, Randy and Elizabeth of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Wesley Jr., Kelley, Jonathon, Katie, Austin, Peter, Weston and Hannah; and nine brothers and sisters.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Richard Mason Carlock
JOSHUA -- Richard Mason Carlock, 76, a retired farmer, died Friday, May 29, 1998, at home.
Funeral: 4 p.m. Sunday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Union Hill Cemetery in Joshua on F.M. 917 E.
Pallbearers: Terry Collins, Richard Collins, Daniel Patterson, Bart Collins, Phil Hamill and Tommy Duncan. Honorary pallbearers: Loyd Brawner, Clinton Collins, Ken Kepple, Robert Brinkley and H.L. Cain.
Memorials: Charity of choice.
Richard Mason Carlock was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Joshua. He married Elsie Marie Hamilton on June 4, 1941. Together, they farmed the old home place for over 50 years and raised four children. He was a member of Union Hill Presbyterian Church of Joshua and past master of Caddo Grove Lodge No. 352.
Survivors: Beloved wife of 57 years, Elsie Carlock of Joshua; sons, Chuck Carlock of Fort Worth and Leon Carlock of Bloomfield, Mich.; daughters, Johnnie Marie Collins of Burleson and Peggy Simms of Joshua; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many loyal, beloved friends.
Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Andrea Chazarreta
FORT WORTH -- Andrea Chazarreta, 31, a Tandy clerk, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at a Dallas hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Negrete will officiate. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Prayer service: 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Andrea Chazaretta was born Sept. 26, 1966, in Cleburne.
Survivors: Husband, Joe Chazarreta Jr. of Fort Worth; daughters, Stephanie Martinez and Sara Martinez of Fort Worth; parents, Armondo and Feliz Martinez of Grandview; father-in-law, Joe Chazarreta Sr.; mother-in-law and her husband, Secundino and Adelina Mendoza of Fort Worth; brothers-in- law, Ben Mendoza, Trinidad Chazarreta, Albert Mendoza, Ronaldo Chazarreta and Adrian Mendoza; sisters-in- law, Hope Cruz, Renee Gonzales, Lisa Reyes and Brenda Chazarreta; grandparents, Frank and Hope Ortegon; and several nieces and nephews.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511

Maude Newton Fine
COMANCHE -- Maude Newton Fine, 94, a homemaker, died Friday, May 29, 1998, at a Brownwood medical center.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Comanche Gardens of Memory.
Memorials: to the donor's choice.
Maude Fine was born Nov. 16, 1903, in Summersville, Ala.
Hall & Sons Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-5214

Bob Fischer
GRAPEVINE -- Bob Fischer, 74, a retired flight engineer, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, in Dallas.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials: American Cancer Society.
Bob Fischer was born June 12, 1923, in New York City. He was a flight engineer for American Airlines for almost 50 years. He was a member of Golden Wings and the Three Diamond Society.
Survivors: Wife, Andrea Fischer of Grapevine; son, Jay Fischer and his wife, Shawna, of Carrollton; daughter, Mickey Hurst of Garland and Lieghann Fischer of Lake Worth, Fla.; and grandchild, Tyler Fischer.
Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Robert "Tiger" Flore
EULESS -- Robert "Tiger" Flore, 20, a student, died peacefully on Friday, May 29, 1998, at his home with courage and character.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: private. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Robert Flore was born Feb. 20, 1978, in Fort Worth. He was an avid lifelong fan of `Star Wars.' He loved sports and never missed a Notre Dame or 49er's game.
Survivors: Parents, Claudia and Bob Flore; brother, Bill Monroe of Euless; sisters, Robin Vailes of Kansas, Ann Marie Phelps of Fort Worth and Sarah Jane Flore of Euless; nephew and nieces, Jonathan and Allyson Phelps, and Ashley Lambeth; grandmother, Mary White of San Antonio; uncle, Francis Flore of El Paso; and his many beloved friends at Community Hospice.
"May The Force be with you." Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Eddy L. Galbreath
FORT WORTH -- Eddy L. Galbreath, 75, a retired dispatcher, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Eddy Galbreath was born April 4, 1923, in Sanger, Texas. He retired after 25 years with the State Highway Department.
Survivors: Wife, Pat Galbreath of Fort Worth; sons, Gary Galbreath and his wife, Marilyn, of Saginaw and Randy Galbreath and his wife, Judi, of Fort Worth; daughter, Julie Fletcher and her husband, Steve, of Houston; and grandchildren, Clint, Kevin, Christy, Keri, Garrett, Amy and B.J.
Arlington Funeral Home
Arlington, 548-1791

Fred William Gwin
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Fred William Gwin, 62, a computer technician, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in Cozumel, Mexico.
Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home. Burial: Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Fred William Gwin was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Fredonia, Kan.
Survivors: Wife, Avinell Gwin; sons, Fred Robert Gwin, Phillip Burt Gwin and Charles William Gwin; daughter, Donna Margaret Gwin; brothers, George Gwin, Jim Gwin, Tommy Gwin, Joe Gwin and Charles Gwin; and three grandchildren.
Brown's Memorial Funeral Home
Irving, (972) 254-4242

Woodrow C. Henderson
LAKE WORTH -- Woodrow C. "Woody" Henderson, 81, a retired tooling supervisor for General Dynamics, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at home.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Biggers Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.
Woodrow Henderson was born Nov. 7, 1916, in Robinson, Ill. He had been a Fort Worth resident since 1940. He worked at General Dynamics for 38 years before retiring in 1973. Mr. Henderson was a member of the Lake Worth United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Henderson, in 1989, and a son, Lloyd W. Henderson, in 1995.
Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Charles W. and Lynn Henderson of Lake Worth; sister, Lyle Lewis of Omaha, Neb.; and two grandchildren.
Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Asalene Holmes
FORT WORTH -- Asalene Johnnie Johnson Holmes, 66, a retired private domestic worker, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Union Chapel Baptist Church on State Line Road in Waskom. Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery.
Asalene Johnnie Johnson Holmes was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Greenwood, La. She was preceded in death by her husband, Deatris Williams.
Survivors: Mother, Mrs. Sarah Johnson; brothers, George Johnson, Willie Johnson, Lindsey Johnson and Herman J. Johnson; and sisters, Sarah D. Johnson, Rose Mary Thomas and Margaret Young.
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666

Ann D. Hull
ARLINGTON -- Ann D. Hull, 78, a retired cost estimator for Thomas Conveyor in Burleson, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at an Arlington nursing home.
Memorial service: was at 3 p.m. Friday at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 S. Cooper in Arlington.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the building fund at Advent Lutheran Church.
Ann D. Hull was a member of Advent Lutheran Church.
Survivors: Son, Larry McDonald of Bedford; daughter, Judy Steadham of Fort Worth; sons, Mark Hull and Mike Hull, both of Spring; daughter, Lisa Curtis of Springtown; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Jack Kline
DENTON -- Jack Kline, 73, retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co., died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Denton. Burial: Roselawn Cemetery in Denton.
Memorials: First United Methodist Church in Denton.
Jack Kline was born April 1, 1925, in Sanger.
Survivors: Wife, Virginia Kline of Denton; sons, Mike Kline of Lewisville, Jack Kline Jr. of Sanger and Tim Kline of Lewisville; sisters, Nadine Clearman of Denton and Billie McBride of Denton; and six grandchildren.
DeBerry Funeral Directors
Denton, (940) 383-4200

Steven Preston Maddock
BURLESON -- Steven Preston Maddock, 44, a salesman for PrimeAmerica Investments, died Friday, May 29, 1998, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Steven Preston Maddock was born June 9, 1953, in Anchorage, Alaska.
Survivors: Wife, Kim Maddock of Burleson; stepdaughter, Breinn Nicole Runnels of Burleson; and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Maddock of Grand Junction, Colo.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511

Sharon Rae Maguire
FORT WORTH -- Sharon Rae "Shari" Maguire, 59, died Wednesday, May 20, 1998, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Graveside service: Shari was buried beside her Irish father, Kenneth Maguire, in Liberty, Neb., on Tuesday.
Shari was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Liberty, Neb. She was a graduate of Liberty High School and a 1960 graduate of Lincoln General School of Nursing in Lincoln, Neb. She moved from Lincoln to Kansas City, Mo., in 1968 and to Fort Worth in 1978. Shari spent her last 20 years as an RN in the cardiac critical care unit at Harris Methodist Fort Worth. Her dedication and knowledge combined with her extreme compassion and concern for patient care earned Shari respect and admiration from her peers, her patients and their families. A memorial service was held May 21 in the hospital's Castleberry Chapel.
Her curiosity and zest for learning led Shari to explore life through books, travel, art, music, nature and theology. She was blessed with the Irish wit and true friendship to the lives she touched.
Survivors: Mother, Donna D. Maguire of Liberty; brother, Jim Maguire and his family of Lincoln; and an abundance of friends. She will be sorely missed.
Stone Mortuary Service
Dallas, (214) 943-3443

Ryan Melvin Mednick
EULESS -- Ryan Melvin Mednick, 22, an importer/exporter with Saint George Warehouse in Arlington, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, in Euless.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Evans and Early Mortuary in Salt Lake City, Utah. Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery in Salt Lake City. Visitation: the family will receive friends for a celebration of Ryan's life from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel.
Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 12850 Spurling, Dallas, Texas 75230.
Ryan Melvin Mednick was born April 22, 1976, in Salt Lake City to Robert and Cheryl Gallenson Mednick. The family made Texas their home in 1981 in San Marcos, then relocated to Euless in 1990, where Ryan was a student at Grapevine Junior High and was a 1995 graduate of Grapevine High School. He was active in the Civil Air Patrol during high school years, receiving the prestigious Mitchell Award and the rank of cadet commander.
Following graduation, he attended Camp Challenge at Fort Knox, Tenn. He attended TCJC in North Richland Hills and was currently attending ATI of Hurst as a CAD technician. Ryan was also employed as an importer/exporter with the Saint George Warehouse in Arlington.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Cheryl.
Survivors: Parents, Robert and Emi Lee Mednick of Watauga; sister, Stephanie Mednick of Salt Lake City; maternal grandparents, Marvin and Charmaine Gallenson of Salt Lake City; grandparents, Sheldon and Martha Hefner of Mount Vernon, Mo.; aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Craig (Sandi) Satterwaite, Ms. Rochelle Bohn of Salt Lake City and Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Sherrie) Klein of Walnut Creek, Calif.
Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel
6001 Rufe Snow Dr., 514-9100

Novis Messick
FORT WORTH -- Novis Messick, 86, a homemaker, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Novis Messick was born March 2, 1912, in Egan. She had lived in the Fort Worth area since 1941 and was a member of Polytechnic United Methodist Church.
Survivors: Brother and sister-in-law, Max and Mary Stamps of Fort Worth; sister, Carrie Wiman of Fort Worth; nephew, James Stamps of Arlington; niece, Nancy Fuller of Bluff Dale; and a number of great-nieces and great- nephews.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511

Elizabeth Swett Pierce
SAN ANTONIO -- Elizabeth Swett "Betty" Pierce, 73, died Thursday, May 28, 1998.
Funeral: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Porter Loring Funeral Home. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Sunday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth. The Rev. Keith Wyatt will officiate.
Memorials: American Cancer Society, 8115 Data Point, San Antonio, Texas 78229; or VNA Hospice of San Antonio, 8207 Callaghan Road, San Antonio, Texas 78230.
Elizabeth Swett "Betty" Pierce was a loving wife and mother and will always be remembered for her devotion to her family and her husband's military career.
Survivors: Husband, William Ainsworth Pierce of San Antonio; daughters, Alicia Anderson and her husband, Gary, of San Antonio and Carlye Weber and her husband, Mike, of Temple; and grandsons, Todd Weber and Justin Weber, both of Temple.
Porter Loring Mortuary
San Antonio, (210) 227-8221

Jimmie Lee Price
CLEBURNE -- Jimmie Lee Price, 96, a homemaker, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Jimmie Lee Price was born June 17, 1901, in Venus. She was a member of North Cleburne Baptist Church.
Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Albert "Ab" Price, in 1956; and seven children, Billy, Cody and Olen Price, Bobbie Rogers, Audrey Scott, Ruth Hardin and Edna Price.
Survivors: Daughter, Margie Carroll of Cleburne; sister, Louise Temple of Newark; 15 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; and 19 great-great- grandchildren.
Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Joe Boone Rider
FORT WORTH -- Joe Boone Rider, 67, a mechanic with Hembree Texaco on Trail Lake Drive in Fort Worth for 20 years, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Bixby Cemetery in Bixby, Okla. The Rev. Jack Huckleby will officiate.
Joe Boone Rider was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Bixby, the son of Joe Gilbert Rider and Mary E. Kerr Rider, and was the ninth of 16 children. He had lived in the Fort Worth area for 32 years. He served his country in the Korean War, with the Navy from 1950 to 1953. Joe was a very friendly and outgoing person.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Charlie, Irvin, James, Willard, Fred, Jack and Gilbert; and sisters, Velma and Helen.
Survivors: Sons, Tommy Joe and Chester Wayne Rider of Tulsa, Okla.; brothers, Albert "Dib" Rider of Wapanucka, Okla., Robert Rider of Coweta, Okla., and Harvey Rider of Redding, Calif.; sisters, Nora Chronic of Hugo, Okla., and Mary Jo Love and Lula Mae Dufek, both of California; and many other relatives and friends.
Bixby Funeral Service
Bixby, Okla., (918) 369-1700

Eula Isabell Short
WEST FORK, Ark. -- Eula Isabell Smith Miller Short, 72, a homemaker, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in Arkansas.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Eula Isabell Smith Miller Short was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Clovis, N.M.
Survivors: Husband, Johnny Short; son, Ronald Miller; daughters, Glynnda Wallace, Shirley Reiser and Elizabeth Martin; stepchildren, Alvin Short and Dee Prigmore; brothers, Tommy and Albert Smith; sister, Edna Joy Henderson; other stepbrothers and sisters; grandchildren, Robert, Rodney and Randy Slaton, Ronda Carrell, Darrell Miller, Michael Reiser, Kelley Carroll, Paul Arnold, Jerret Martin and Leslie and John Prigmore Jr.; and great- grandchildren, Robert Jr., Stephany, Ryan and Amanda Slaton, Lyndsay and Taylor Carrell, Jessie and Colton Miller, Michael Reiser Jr. and Lauren, Paul and Jordan Arnold.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Frances Geneva Simpson
DECATUR -- Frances Geneva Simpson, 84, a homemaker, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at a Decatur hospital.
Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Frances Geneva Simpson was born July 19, 1913, in Bridgeport. She married the late York Simpson on Dec. 26, 1925, in Decatur. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the Wise County Home Demonstration Club.
Survivors: Brothers, Richard Goode Jr. and his wife, Anne, of Gladewater; sister, Jewell Hall of Duncanville; five nieces and nephews; and grandchildren, Rick and Roger Goode of Gladewater, Ralph Williams of Perryton, Glenda Shawn of Bridgeport and Judy Middleton of Red Oak.
Coker Funeral Home
Sanger, (940) 458-3311

Celia Carol Winn Spaans
DALLAS -- After her 2½-year battle with breast cancer, Celia Carol Winn Spaans went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, May 27, 1998. She is now wearing a crown of righteousness with our Savior Jesus Christ.
Memorial service: 5 p.m. Saturday at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4124 Oak Lawn in Dallas. A reception will follow.
Memorials: Spaans Girls' Fund or Youth Library Fund at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4307 Newton Court, Dallas, Texas 75219; or the Spaans Girls' Fund, in care of Precept Capital Management, L.P., 2305 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 415, Dallas, Texas 75201. For additional information on memorials, please call (214) 880-7444.
"`I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith."' (2 Timothy 4:7)
Born in Fort Worth on April 19, 1962, Celia grew up in Burleson, graduating from Burleson High School in 1980. After earning a degree in management information systems from Texas Tech in 1984, Celia worked at Rockwell International as a computer programmer for six years. She devoted her life to serving her family, friends and her church. Celia was a dedicated member of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, where she served as a child-care worker, was active in the Disciples Sunday School Class and committed herself to studying God's word -- through numerous Precepts Bible Studies and prayer groups.
Celia served as past co-president of Lochwood Parents Club and started a Moms in Touch prayer group for Highlander School. Above all, Celia was His soldier without complaint and His humble servant persevering in adversity. She stood on God's promises and now has received Victory in Jesus.
Survivors: Left to carry on her legacy are her husband, David, and daughters, Samantha, Shannon and Stacey of Dallas; parents, Herschel and Carolyn Winn of Fort Worth; sister, Macey Conradt of Coppell; and grandmother, Ruby Martin of Pittsburg. She was also loved by many cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Sparkmanrane Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 327-8291

Jeff Steward
CLEBURNE -- Jeff Steward, 83, a retired carpenter for L.C. Jones Construction Co., died Thursday, May 28, 1998, in Cleburne.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Jeff Steward was born Jan. 10, 1915, in Hamilton County.
Survivors: His wife, Essie Steward of Cleburne; son, Melvin Jerry Steward of Cleburne; daughter, Sandra Chasteen of Cleburne; sister, Venita Haverly of Silsbee; five grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Herman H. Tretter
STRAWN -- Herman H. Tretter, 50, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, in Mineral Wells.
Graveside service: 3 p.m. Sunday in Mount Marion Cemetery.
Herman H. Tretter was born in Buh, Minn., on Dec. 31, 1947, to Peter and Catherine Hoheisel Tretter. He married Sandra Blocker on Sept. 8, 1986, in Strawn. He had worked as a mechanic for years. He also drove a truck and was a pretty good handyman.
Survivors: His wife, Sandra Tretter of Strawn; sons, Charlie Tretter of Strawn and Wayne Miller of Mineral Wells; stepson, Steve Baugus of Strawn; brothers, Joe and Donald Tretter of Coon Rapids, Minn.; sisters, Frances Hoheisel of Pierz, Minn., and Rosemary Arvidson of Anoka, Minn.; and grandchildren, Dillion Miller and Tesia Marie Baugus.
Edwards Funeral Home
Strawn, (254) 672-5231

F. Howard Walsh
FORT WORTH -- F. Howard Walsh, 85, an oil operator, rancher and arts patron, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday in the Sanctuary of Broadway Baptist Church. Officiating: Dr. Stephen Shoemaker and Dr. William E. Tucker. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.
Pallbearers: Ronnie Byers, Gary Goble, Rob Green, Al Guinn, George Kelm, Malcolm Louden, Truett Myers and Eddie Ward.
Honorary pallbearers: Felix Ankele, Bill Bratton, Bill Garber, Jack Howard, Bob Howell, Dewaine Jones, Bob Lombardi, Dr. Bill Marrow, Lewis Marshall, Bob McCluskey, Dr. Albert G. McDowell, Jon Payne, Weldon Porter, Norm Robbins, George Roff, Kent Schmedel, Ron Snider, Jack Noble White and TCU trustees.
Memorials: Texas Christian University, Broadway Baptist Church or Cook Children's Medical Center.
F. Howard Walsh was born Feb. 7, 1913, in Waco, Texas. He was the son of the late P. Frank Walsh and Maude Elizabeth Gage Walsh.
He was a 1933 graduate of TCU and served as a trustee from 1968 to 1983. He and his wife, Mary D., are widely known for their philanthropy to educational and religious institutions, civic organizations, and their patronage of the arts.
Survivors: Wife, Mary D. Fleming Walsh; sons, Richard F. Walsh and his wife, Anna Jean Walsh, F. Howard Walsh Jr., and Wm. Lloyd Walsh; daughters, D'Ann Walsh Bonnell and her husband, Dr. Wm. F. Bonnell, Maudi Walsh Roe and her husband, H.B. "Ted" Roe; grandchildren, Amy Walsh Rea, Ellen Walsh Peck, Holland Walsh, Allison Walsh, Tara Walsh, F. Howard Walsh III, Ric Bonnell, Laura Bonnell Alexander, Jon Bonnell, G. Howard Porter, Michael Porter, Parker Roe, Lauren Walsh, Lindsey Walsh and Mary Erin Walsh; great-grandchildren, Annie Rea, Patrick Rea, Chase Rea, Elizabeth Bonnell and Fleming Peck; brother, Joe G. Walsh and his wife, Eleanor Walsh; and nephews, Ken Walsh and Frank Walsh.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Jackie Gail Welborn
GRAHAM -- Jackie Gail Welborn, 53, a quality assurance auditor, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, in Temple.
Funeral: 4 p.m. Sunday at Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery.
Jackie Gail Welborn was born Jan. 14, 1945, in Ennis.
Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (940) 549-2121

Linda Williams
ARLINGTON -- Linda Williams, 49, an accountant, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, in Arlington.
Funeral: none scheduled.
Memorials: to a cancer society of your choice.
Linda Williams was born March 23, 1949, in Golden City, Mo. She was associated for 26 years with AFFES. She loved camping and outdoor activities.
Survivors: Husband of 32 years, Lyn Williams; son, Chad Williams; daughter, Karla Williams; brothers, Howard Smith and Harold Smith; sisters, Ruth Fanning, Martha Rivera and Patsy Andrews.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711