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Published Feb. 15, 1997

Trinidad L. Alvarado Jr.

FORT WORTH -- Trinidad Leijia Alvarado Jr., 53, a former Lockheed Martin employee, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at a hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Teaching Word Faith Center, 7712 S. Freeway in Fort Worth. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Prayer service: 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pastors Joe and Raymond Barrea will officiate.

Pallbearers: Mario Alvarado, Floyd Galindo, Albert Espinosa, Mark Salas, Felipe Ruiz and Felix Franco.

Trinidad L. Alvarado was born April 24, 1943, in Fort Worth, son of the late Trinidad Alvarado Sr. and Conrada Alvarado.

He was a graduate of Trimble Technical High School and worked 18 years at Lockheed Martin in the transportation division.

He was a member of the Teaching Word Faith Center, an elder Bible teacher and a man who always made himself available for the work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Trinidad's courage was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. Courage is a deep feeling within the heart that guides our behavior. Our hearts are heavy. Trinidad captured our hearts since the day he was born because of his genuine smile, joyous laughter and great generosity. He left footprints on our hearts and we will never be the same. Trinidad will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Josephine; daughters, Anna Maria Enrriquez and Rosa Maria and her husband, Ohg Huff. He had a large loving extended family along with many close friends, many of whom shared in his Christian walk. Trinidad's family would like to express its appreciation for your prayers and kind deeds. Please accept our heartfelt thanks.

Survivors: Mother, Conrada Alvarado; two brothers, Tony Alvarado and wife, Julia, and Richard Alvarado and wife, Ruperta; four sisters, Connie Fabila, Annie Salazar and husband, Dick, Carmen Lopez and husband, Frank, Rosa Borrego and husband, Primitivo; and three grandchildren, Maria Elaina Enrriquez, Mark Anthony Enrriquez and Micah Taylor Huff, all of Fort Worth.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511
 

Ann I. Beck
ARLINGTON -- Ann Ivey Beck, 77, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, in Arlington.

Graveside service: was 3:30 p.m. Friday in Moore Memorial Gardens. Service was also at 4 p.m. Friday at Northwest Christian Church in Arlington.

Memorials: Muscular Dystrophy Association, One Summit Ave., Suite 803, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Phone: 338- 1024.

Ann Ivey Beck was born April 27, 1919, in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Beck.

Survivors: Daughters, Gail Arlington of Arlington, Marsha and her husband, Howard Vestal, of Arlington and Linda and her husband, Allen Jones, of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Courtney and Jeff Threatt of Arlington, Brittni and Brad Arlington of Arlington and Benjamin and Lee Ann Jones of Raleigh, N.C.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Quinn H. Belew
FORT WORTH -- Quinn Hughlon Belew, 33, a manager of convenience stores, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Quinn Hughlon Belew was born Nov. 11, 1963, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Father and stepmother, David and Carolyn Belew of Boyd; mother, Margo Baze of Fort Worth; brothers, Harley Belew of Kerrville, Christopher Belew of Watauga, Victor Belew of Springtown and Matthew Baze of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511
 

Mendozia Biggs
BENBROOK -- Mendozia Biggs, 94, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Granbury Cemetery in Granbury.

Mendozia Biggs was born Feb. 10, 1903, in Granbury. She was a member of Benbrook First Baptist Church and was a former member of Granbury First Baptist Church. She was a member of Granbury Eastern Star and was very active in the Granbury Home Demonstration Club. She lived in Granbury until 1983, when she moved to Benbrook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Biggs, former chief of police of Granbury.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Calvin and Joyce Biggs of Houston, Albert and Nellie Biggs of Benbrook, Tommy and Dot Biggs of Carrollton and Kenneth Biggs of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Johnnie G. Carden
BENBROOK -- Johnnie Geniva Carden, 75, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Monday at Longvue Baptist Church, 3420 Longvue St. in Fort Worth.

Johnnie Carden was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Marlow, Okla. She was raised in Fort Worth by her uncle and aunt, William and Lucy Merritt. Mr. Merritt was a county commissioner and the first mayor of Lake Worth. Johnnie was a loving wife and mother who devoted her life to her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Jack Cheney Carden, in 1995.

Survivors: Daughter, Carole Carden of Del Mar, Calif.; sons, Jack Carden, Robert Carden and Jimmy Carden, and son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Carrie Carden, all of Fort Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kelly Mitchell of Peaster, Karen Torres of Huckabay and Cole Carden of Fort Worth; and six great-grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Jewell Carter
SAGINAW -- Jewell Carter, 78, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jewell Carter was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Glendale, Ariz. She was a past member of the Eastern Star.

Survivors: Husband, Herman Carter of Saginaw; son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Rachel Carter of Duncanville; sisters, Johnnie Andre of Hemet, Calif., and Helen Breeding of Odessa; grandchildren, Ian Carter and Stefan Carter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511
 

Marie T. Daniel
DALLAS -- Marie Thomas Daniel, 87, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, in Dallas.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at David Clayton and Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Birdville Cemetery in Haltom City. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Jimmie D. Felps will officiate.

Marie Daniel was born Feb. 16, 1909, in Marietta, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarince Welborn and Josie Campbell Welborn, and her first husband, M.E. Thomas.

Survivors: Sons, Cecil W. Thomas of Merced, Calif., and James W. Jennings of Fort Worth; daughter, Linda J. Felps of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Paul Daniel of Dallas and Margaret Furbush of Irving; four stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat- grandchildren.

David Clayton & Sons
Duncanville,(972) 298-7222
 

Lloyd B. Faulk
FORT WORTH -- Lloyd B. Faulk, 81, a retired bank vice- president, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be: John Zuber, Chris Zuber, John Christen, Charles Bennett, Jody Helton and Steve Heck.

Lloyd Faulk was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Big Sandy, Texas. He served in the Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945 in CBI as a B-24 pilot. He was recalled to the Air Force in 1950 to 1952 as a captain. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Bank Audit Control. He retired from First National Bank of Fort Worth as vice-president after 45 years of service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 908 and was a Shriner.

Survivors: Wife, Marion Faulk of Fort Worth; daughter, Barbara Faulk of Fort Worth; nephews, Donald Koop of Kenosha, Wis., and Douglas Koop of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Earl Koop of Fort Worth; and sister-in-law, Julia Koop of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Reta R. Findley
BURLESON -- Reta R. Findley, 88, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, in Burleson.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Reta Findley was born March 25, 1908, in Clarksville, Texas.

Survivors: Son, Robert P. Findley and wife, Louise, of Fort Worth; stepson, Edwin L. Findley of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and one great-great- granddaughter.

Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333
 

Jim Graham
STEPHENVILLE -- Jim Graham, 64, a self-employed welder, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Lingleville West End.

Jim Graham was born June 26, 1932, in Oak Grove, La.

He was a member of Southwest Baptist and had lived in Erath County since 1974.

Survivors: Wife, Tobie of Stephenville; sons, James Graham of Fort Worth and Stacy Graham of Cedar Hill; daughter, Rhonda Graham of Garland; sisters, Marilyn Price and Evelyn Bolins, both of Louisiana, and Shirley Anspach of Cinncinati, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

William B. Harris
MINERAL WELLS -- William Ballard "W.B." Harris, 71, a retired clay pipe production worker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner in Mineral Wells. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

William Harris was born Dec. 16, 1925, in Kerens.

He was Baptist and retired after 36 years with Cantex Industries.

Survivors: Wife, Faye Harris of Mineral Wells; son, William Harold "Tooter" Harris of Mineral Wells; brother, Raymond Earl Harris of Palestine; a granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422
 

Edith Howard
GAINESVILLE -- Edith Howard, 91, a retired restaurant owner, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, in Gainesville.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Clement- Keel Funeral Home. Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. in Springtown Cemetery in Springtown.

Edith Howard was born Oct. 31, 1905, in Callisburg, Texas.

Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Gainesville, (817) 665-4341
 

Wilma N. Hyde
EULESS -- Wilma Nell Hyde, 71, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Euless hospital.

Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Bear Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Wilma Hyde was born May 29, 1925, in Girad, Kan.

Survivors: Sons, Ron Hyde of Richland Hills; daughter, Lynn Hightower of Euless; brother, Maurice Hendrix of Chandler; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566
 

Phil Jeffrey
FORT WORTH -- Phil Jeffrey, 72, a hotel cook, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Baker Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Phil Jeffrey was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Longview.

Phil was the youngest of 11 sons of Pearlie and Bragg Jeffrey Sr. Always friendly and independent, he left home at age 14 to make his own way. He was reared in a Christian home, and early in life had been converted and baptized at Bethel Baptist Church in Longview. He was educated in the public schools of Longview. He came to Fort Worth, Texas, and settled around 1948, and made his home here. In Fort Worth, he had attended the Prayer Room on the city's south side.

Survivors: Brothers, Harvey Jeffrey of Fort Worth, Roosevelt Jeffrey of Dallas, Eugene Jeffrey of Longview and twin brothers, Winston and Elbert Jeffrey of Topeka, Kan.; sister-in-law, Lorene Jeffrey of Topeka, Kan.; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Baker Funeral Home
301 E. Rosedale St., 332-4468
 

Dorothy Jennings-Goss
FORT WORTH -- Dorothy Jennings- Goss, 70, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 12 noon Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Dorothy Jennings-Goss was born Oct. 21, 1926, in Satartia, Miss. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ora Lee Jennings in 1944 and Marvin Jennings in 1997.

Survivors: Husband, Lee B. Goss of Newark, Texas; sons, Wally Goss of Newark, Texas, and his wife, Maybell, L.B. Goss of Fort Worth and his wife, Shelly, Michael Goss of Fort Worth and his wife, Pat, and Tommy Goss of Fort Worth and his wife, Sheryl; daughters, Linda Crutsinger and husband, Ralph, of Fort Worth and Martha Laney and husband, Douglas, of Fort Worth; brothers, Ray Jennings of Dallas; Chuck Jennings of Balch Springs and Cecil Jennings of Lewisville, Miss.; sister, Bessie Marshall of Springfield, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Christine Jensen
BURLESON -- Christine Jensen, 66, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 12 noon Saturday, Feb. 22, at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Virginia Jensen was born April 16, 1930, in Vashi.

Survivors: Husband, Wendell Jensen of Burleson; sons, Kem Jensen of Mansfield and Todd Jensen of Aurora, Colo.; brother, Rex Wells of Iowa Park; and five grandchildren.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson Burleson, 295-5211
 

Santiago Livar
ARLINGTON -- Santiago Livar, 75, a retired farmer, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: was Friday at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: was Wednesday and Thursday. Rosary: was Thursday.

Santiago Livar was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Nordheim.

Survivors: Wife, Apolinaria Mendez Livar; son, Aurelio Livar; daughter, Martina Rodriguez; father, Guadalupe Livar; mother, Theresa Munoz Livar; brother, Alfredo Livar and Ugenio Livar; sisters, Elvira Martinez, Martina Davila, Fransisca Cardorza and Epifania Livar; 25 grandchildren; and 47 great- grandchildren.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091
 

Linda H. Lyons
FORT WORTH -- Linda Harding Lyons, 53, a program director, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Arlington.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, Linda Lyons Scholarship Fund, Mental Health Association of Tarrant County, Scholarship for Training Mental Health Professionals.

Linda H. Lyons was born Nov. 21, 1943, in Paris, Texas. She worked for New Horizons of Fort Worth as the program director LMSW-ACP. She was a member of the Mental Health Association and the American Association of University Women. She was an advisor at the Women's Center of Tarrant County.

Survivors: Mother, Mary Lyons of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, David and Alice Lyons of Lubbock; sister, Kay Dillard of Abilene; nephews, Tom Dillard, Jim Lyons and Mike Lyons, all of Abilene; niece, Ginger Dillard of Abilene; and two great-nieces of Abilene.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Louise Magers
FORT WORTH -- Louise Magers, 93, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Fort Worth care center.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday in Burke Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lucas Funeral Home on North Sylvania.

Louise Magers was born Jan. 18, 1904, in Sherman. She was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church, was past worthy matron of Eastern Star Keystone Chapter No. 9, and was a current member of Richland Hills Chapter No. 1040. She was an avid duplicate bridge player. She was a resident of Fort Worth for 90 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Magers Sr.

Survivors: Sons, Cliff Magers Jr. of Fort Worth, Ricky Magers of Grapevine and Randy Magers of Comanche; daughters, Bobbie Tarver of Bradenton, Fla., and Joy Carter of Houston; five grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
517 N. Sylvania Ave., 838-2336
 

Allie J. Majors
FORT WORTH -- Allie J. Majors, 69, a chief of operations who retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 30 years, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at home.

Funeral: noon Saturday at South West Christian Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or Texas Community Hospice.

Allie Majors was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Memphis, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a deacon of South West Christian Church, 32nd Degree Mason of Guthrie, Okla., affiliated with Amity Masonic Lodge No. 473 in Oklahoma City, Okla., member of Professional Engineers, Fort Worth Genealogical Society, Kiwanian Golden K, former board member of Mental Health Association and helped start the Tarrant Alliance for the Mentally Ill, was on the Ombudsman Advisory Committee, volunteer with the Primetimers, Texas area on aging, and served as a docent for the Texas South West Cattle Raisers Museum.

Survivors: Wife of 40 years, Pat Majors of Fort Worth; sons, David and Kristi Majors of Fort Worth and Bill and Sherry Majors of New Iberia, La.; daughter, Liba Majors of Fort Worth; brother, William C. Majors of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one granddaughter; and four grandsons.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350
 

Olene Massey
GRANBURY -- Olene Massey, 83, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Granbury care center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Martin Funeral Home in Elk City, Okla. Burial: Fairlawn Cemetery. Visitation: Until 3 p.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury.

Olene Massey was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Elk City, Okla.

A Granbury resident since 1989, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Granbury and a former Merritt, Okla., resident. She was a twin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elra Clyde Massey; daughter, Norma White; and grandson, James Ray Massey.

Survivors: Son, Clyde Massey of Yukon, Okla.; daughters, Henrietta "Hank" Stone of Granbury and Jewel Dawson of Yucca Valley, Calif.; sister, Nannie Orene Gillete of Carlsbad, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great- grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Maurice F. McClain
SANGER -- Maurice Fields McClain, 79, a self-employed painter, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Denton medical center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday in Sanger Cemetery.

Maurice McClain was born May 2, 1917, in Rusk. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors: Sons, Marvin Farrell McClain of Gunter, Walter Ray McClain of Nocona and Homer Gerald McClain of Sanger; sisters, Edith Moss of Huntsville and Lois Carter of Parryland; brothers, Delbert McClain of Huntsville, Odis McClain of Pasadena and Autholee McClain of Huntsville; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Sanger, (817) 458-3311
 

Harry G. Miller
GUSTINE -- Harry Gene Miller, 70, a ranch manager, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Comanche hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Comanche Funeral Home. Burial: Baggett Cemetery.

Harry Miller was born Nov. 24, 1926, in Proctor, Texas.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531
 

J.E. Parnell
ARLINGTON -- J.E. Parnell, 64, a machinist, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: Was 3:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

J.E. Parnell was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Alsuma, Okla. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors: Wife of 42 years, Patricia M. Parnell of Arlington; daughters, Clarissa Smith and her husband, Larry, Karen Lynn Hopkins and Carol Parnell, all of Arlington; brother, James Edward Parnell and his wife, Freida, of Tulsa, Okla.; and three grandsons, Justin and Jason Hopkins and Zach Smith.

Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711
 

Robert Pyle
ARLINGTON -- Robert "Bob" Pyle, 55, a store manager for Goodyear Tire Co., died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Robert Pyle was born April 14, 1941, in Alto, Texas. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Arlington and was involved with the bus ministry as well.

Survivors: Wife, Barbara Pyle of Arlington, (21 years of marriage as of the 14th); sons, James Jordan and Larry Jordan and his wife, Michelle, all of Arlington; daughter, Charlott Norman of Arlington; brother, Gordon Pyle and his wife, Helen, of Atlanta, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Roy Stack of Oklahoma; one grandson; and seven granddaughters.

Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711
 

Wayne H. Ray
PILOT POINT -- Wayne H. Ray, 70, a retired Mobil Oil Co. dealer, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Denton medical facility.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Christian Church in Pilot Point. Burial: Pilot Point Community Cemetery.

Memorials: Central Christian Church, P.O. Box 742, Pilot Point, Texas 76258, or the American Diabetic Association.

Wayne Ray was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Collin County.

Huff/Slay Funeral Home
Pilot Point, (817) 686-2277
 

Christopher A. Reed
TROPHY CLUB -- Christopher Allan Reed, 18, a student, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Christopher Reed was born Nov. 3, 1978, in Fort Worth. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Grapevine. He attended Gateway School.

Survivors: Parents, Eldon and Carol Reed of Trophy Club; sister, Tracy Reed of Dallas; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Reed of Keene.

Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333
 

Edwin E. Rich
FORT WORTH -- Edwin E. "Gene" Rich, 76, chairman and CEO of Gene Rich & Company, a plumbing wholesale company, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Officiating: Dr. Mike Young and Dr. Judy Stamey. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of choice.

Edwin Rich was born Nov. 8, 1920, in Fort Worth. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Westcliff United Methodist Church, Wholesale Distributors Association and Hemphill Lodge No. 1164, AF & AM.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret M. Harber Rich.

Survivors: Son, Alan Rich and his wife, Amy, of Fort Worth; daughters, Terry Quattrochi of Dallas and Mindy Wofford and her husband, David, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Anna Denton, Dave Wofford and Molly Wofford, all of Austin, and Austin Rich and Alexander Rich, both of Fort Worth; great- grandson, Sinclair Wallace Denton of Austin; and sister, Claudine Sherrill of Fort Worth.

Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345
 

Dorothy M. Ritz
AUGUSTA, W.Va. -- Dorothy Mae Ritz, 89, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, in Augusta.

Graveside service: to be held Sunday.

Dorothy Mae Ritz was born Sept. 21, 1907, in New Castle, Pa. Dorothy moved to Oklahoma as an infant with her father, who was a U.S. marshal for the Oklahoma Territory. She lived in Fort Worth in the 1960s and 1970s.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Frank Ritz.

Survivors: Sons, David Ritz of Granbury and John Ritz of Pennsylvania; daughters, Mary Lou Skinner of Augusta, W.Va., and Jo Ann Paulisen of Gettysburg, Pa.; sister, Pearl Gilley of California; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Alice D. Shirley
WEATHERFORD -- Alice D. Shirley, 81, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in East Greenwood Cemetery.

Alice Shirley was born March 17, 1915, in Devrek, Turkey.

Survivors: Daughters, Hilda Nazarian and Mary Billings, both of Weatherford; sister, Takuhi Safrazian of Klemzig, Australia; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2747
 

Baneyenh Siharath
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Baneyenh Siharath, 53, a social worker-Hmong American Association, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

Baneyenh Siharath was born Jan. 15, 1944, in Xiengkhouang, Laos. She was previously employed by U.S. Catholic Charities in Louisiana, St. George Catholic Church, Lanexang Temple, Hmong American Association and Laotian Association.

Survivors: Husband, Bouakhay Siharath; children, Manilay, Saydara, Kindavanh, Vandy, Chansouk, Moukda, Sethasack and Paul; mother, Bouakham Pakdimounivong; brother, Khamsy Pakdimouivong; sisters, Khampraseuth Sihamontry and Phouthalack Tharasinh; and grandchildren, Michael and Ashlie, Nicholas, Lindsey and Mathew.

Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333
 

Barbara G. Smith FORT WORTH -- Barbara Gentling Smith, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: The Warm Place.

Barbara Gentling Smith was born and grew up in Rochester, Minn. She was educated in the public schools there and later attended the University of Minnesota where she was graduated with a BA degree in psychiatric social work. She was a longtime member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. In 1937, she married Dr. Allen A. Gentling, also of Rochester. She moved to Fort Worth in 1948 with her family of four children when Dr. Gentling finished his residency at the Mayo Clinic and was invited to head the Department of Anesthesiology at Harris Hospital. She was divorced from Dr. Gentling in 1963.

She was active in social work here in Fort Worth and served as a member of several boards of directors for various social service organizations. She was particularly involved in working with retarded children.

In 1965, she married Dr. Newton Dean Smith here who was also an alumni of the Mayo Clinic. She was widowed in 1972. She has been a member of All Saints Episcopal Church since 1950. She was deeply loved by her family and many others who cherished her as a friend and a second mother.

Survivors: Dr. Peter Gentling and wife, Jasmine, of Asheville, N.C.; Stuart Gentling and Scott Gentling of Fort Worth; Suzanne Gentling of Glen Rose; and two grandchildren; Mathew Gentling of Asheville and Anne Gentling of Los Angeles.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Richard E. Vandeveer
AZLE -- Richard E. Vandeveer, 71, a retired resort operator, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mattson Funeral Home in Forest Lake, Minn. Burial: St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Hugo, Minn.

Richard Vandeveer was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Arcola, Ill.

Survivors: Wife, Anna of Azle; sons, Ronald Vandeveer of Sedra Wooey, Wash., Richard Vandeveer, Raymond Vandeveer and Robert Vandeveer, all of Minnesota; daughters, Shelly Montgue of Arvada, Colo., and Kathy O'Toole of Minn.; brothers, Clarence Vandeveer of Oregon and Raymond Vandeveer of Illinois; 13 grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Iva Whitham
FORT WORTH -- Iva Whitham, 91, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, in Bedford.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

Iva Whitham was born Nov. 29, 1905, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Survivors: Sons, J.B. Sandlin of Colleyville and Donald R. Sandlin of Pahrump, Nev.; daughter, Dorothie Isham of Fort Worth; three sisters; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333
 

Mary H. Woodruff
BOWIE -- Mary Helen Woodruff, 68, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Bowie hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley in Bowie. Burial: Vashti Cemetery.

Mary Woodruff was born April 25, 1928, in Dallas.

Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley
Bowie, (817) 872-1144

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