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Published March 15, 1997

W. Travis Ansley 

Graveside service: 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodland Park Cemetery.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church in Mineral Wells.

W. Travis Ansley was born Oct. 15, 1907, in Atlanta, Texas.

White's Funeral Home
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-3311

Elizabeth A. Belsly
FORT WORTH -- Elizabeth Ann Belsly, 47, an art teacher at Arlington Heights High School and a former teacher at O.D. Wyatt, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Eucharist of Christian Burial: 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Episcopal Church. Celebrant will be the Rev. John Twyman. Burial: private. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Ann Belsly was born March 1, 1950, in Sheridan, Wyo., and had lived in Fort Worth since 1975. She was a member of St. John Episcopal Church and the local, state and national teachers associations. She was a teacher for 20 years. She was preceded in death by her brother, Otto Ludecke.

Survivors: Husband, John C. Belsly; mother, Marie Ludecke of Sheridan, Wyo.; sister, Johanna Gostas of Sheridan; and nieces and nephews.

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

William T. Boone
HALTOM CITY -- William T. "Pat" Boone, 75, a retired mechanic, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at home.

Funeral: private. Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

William T. "Pat" Boone was born March 29, 1921. He retired as an equipment mechanic for the city of Fort Worth after 25 years' service. He was an area resident for 40 years. Mr. Boone was a Baptist.

Survivors: Wife, Delores Boone of Haltom City; sons, Thomas J. Boone of Bedford and David Wayne Boone of Haltom City; daughters, Diane Kennan and Gayle Hinshaw, both of Fort Worth; brother, Merle Dean Boone of Bartlesville, Okla.; sisters, Gladys Penfield of Kansas City, Mo., and Lorine Hill and Louise Foster, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and five grandchildren.

The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988

Hazel A. Bulin
KENNEDALE -- Hazel Austin Bulin, 91, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at a Mansfield hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Kennedale. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Hazel Austin Bulin was born April 30, 1905, in Fort Worth and was a longtime resident of Kennedale. She was married to Alvin Lee "Red" Bulin on June 3, 1922, in Kennedale; he preceded her in death Oct. 8, 1981.

Mrs. Bulin was a member of First Baptist Church of Kennedale.

Survivors: Son, Tommy A. and his wife, Viola Bulin, of Mansfield; daughters, Catherine and her husband, Charles McIntyre, of Kennedale, Jerry and her husband, Cecil Irvin, of Fort Worth, Virginia and her husband, Hollis Holt, of Mansfield, and Jean and her husband, John Hughes, of Waco; brother, William P. "Bob" Austin of Fort Worth; sisters, Myrtle Lee Jones and Thelma Crowell, both of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Chieko Colbert
FORT WORTH -- Chieko Colbert, 69, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Chieko Colbert was born July 20, 1927, in Tokyo, Japan. She was a Baptist.

Survivors: Husband, Cleven Colbert Sr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Angela Colbert of Fort Worth; and brother, Toshiako Kanazawa of Tokyo, Japan.

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

Henry Elder
CHEAPSIDE -- Henry Elder, 83, a manager for the Texas Hereford Association, died Thursday, March 13, 1997.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Cuero. The Revs. Glenn Robertson, Mike Shillings and Bob Hairston, will officiate. Burial: Bellevue Cemetery in Cheapside. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Freund Funeral Home in Cuero.

Pallbearers: grandsons.

Memorials: Cheapside Cemetery Association.

Henry Elder was born Feb. 14, 1914, in Cheapside. He was a manager for the Texas Hereford Association for 30 years and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Cuero. He was recently awarded the family heritage award and had lived and ranched in Cheapside for the past 20 years. He was a graduate of Texas Tech University and operated a ranch that has been in his family for more than 100 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Fletcher Elder and Belle Terry Elder; sister, Marjorie King; and brother, Joe B. Elder.

Survivors: Wife, Nelda Randolph Elder of Cheapside; two daughters, Kay Sexton of Corpus Christi and Suzanne Moore of Burleson; three sons, Mark Elder of Hurst and David Elder of Dallas and Roger Elder of Hurst; sister, Clifford Graham of Happy; two brothers, J.F. Elder of Cuero and Harold T. Elder of Corpus Christi; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Freund Funeral Home
Cuero, 512-275-2343

Willie Fly
ARLINGTON -- Willie Mae Dewees Fly, 79, a handwriting analyst, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in Houston.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Zion Cemetery in Rockwall.

Willie Mae Dewees Fly was born Dec. 1, 1917, in Frisco.

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

Rosalie Ford
FORT WORTH -- Rosalie Ford, 79, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m Saturday. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Rosalie Ford was born July 2, 1917, in Granbury. She was a member of South Hills Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband of 58 years, Herman Ford of Fort Worth; son, Douglas Ford of Fort Worth; two daughters, Brenda Ford of Lubbock and Susan Garrett of Fort Worth; several brothers and sisters; four grandchildren, Robin and Wes Brazell and Christie Ford and Holly Ford, all of Fort Worth; and great- grandson, Trent Brazell of Fort Worth.

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

Norton Goone
FORT WORTH -- Norton Goone, 68, a wholesale furniture sales representative, died Thursday afternoon, March 13, 1997, at his home.

Funeral was at 3 p.m. Friday at Kornbleet Chapel. Rabbi Sidney Zimelman officiated. Burial was in Ahavath Sholom Cemetery. Bearers of Mr. Goone's casket were Jerry Berkowitz, Ed Deems, Jack Gerrick, Hal Klotz, Herbie Weisblatt and Paul Weisblatt.

Memorials: charity of choice.

A native of Chicago, Norton Goone had lived in Fort Worth for many years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Weisblatt Goone, who died in 1977. Also predeceasing him were his parents, William and Faye Goone, and his brother, Shelly Goone.

Norton was a member of Congregation Ahavath Sholom.

Survivors: Wife, Mona Lynn McDaniels Goone of Fort Worth; sons, William Goone of Fort Worth and Neal Goone and his wife, Jodie, of St. Louis, Mo.; daughters, Allison Goone Salter and her husband, Michael, of Fort Worth and Melissa McAdams of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Mark, Joey and Melissa Goone; and sister-in-law, Ruth Goone of Chicago, Ill.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Elleta F. Havens
FORT WORTH -- Elleta F. Havens, 72, a retired bookkeeper, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at River Oaks United Methodist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: River Oaks United Methodist Church or Cook Children's Medical Center.

Elleta F. Havens was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Childress. She had been a resident since 1955. She was a member of River Oaks United Methodist Church and the Fort Worth Coin Club. She enjoyed playing bridge and attending her son's boat racing activities.

Survivors: Husband, Clifford C. Havens of Fort Worth; son, Terry Havens of Fort Worth; daughter, Gayna Havens of New York; and sister, Joyce Robertson of Lubbock.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Ruby Hogan
HALTOM CITY -- Ruby Hogan, 76, a retired legal secretary, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at a local hospital.

Memorial service: private.

Ruby Hogan was born Oct. 17, 1920, in Morgan, Texas. She was a resident of Hurst for more than 20 years.

Survivors: Son, Kenny Hogan; sister, Bertie Handley of Marble Falls; granddaughter, Tina; and several nieces and nephews.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Loyd L. Hooper
GRANBURY -- Loyd Lee Hooper, 73, a Bell Helicopter employee who retired in 1985 after more than 20 years, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in Granbury.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Martin's Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park.

Loyd Hooper was born April 19, 1923, in Kemp, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Cobie Hooper of Granbury; sons, Wayne Hooper of Dallas, David Lee Hooper and Douglas A. Hooper, both of Georgia, and Lester D. Smith of Cedar Hill; daughters, Barbara Lee Neveling and Jane Woodall, both of Dallas, Frances Freeman of Fort Worth and Charlotte West of Seviervelle, Tenn.; sisters, Essie Mae Young of Kemp and Mary Bell Coker of Fort Worth; 22 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; and son-in-law, James West of Sevierville, Tenn.

Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154

Hermann Joseph Jung
FORT WORTH -- Hermann Joseph Jung, 73, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in Fort Worth after a short but intense battle with cancer.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: private. Visitation: friends may call at the funeral home Saturday until 10 a.m.

Honorary pallbearers: J. Roger Williams, Greg Davis, Lee Angle, Dick Bobbitt, Bob Jones, Carlos Moore, Howard Moore, Joe Shosid, Joe Titus, Ted Tomlinson, Bernie Weaver and Jim Wright.

Memorials: Humane Society of North Texas or a charity of choice.

Hermann was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Limburg, Germany. After World War II, he immigrated to Ottawa, Canada, in 1951. He began working for the Chateau Laurier and spent summers as the maitre d' for the Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta, Canada.

In 1964, the Jung family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where Hermann became the matire d' at the Fort Worth Club. He left there to become the catering manager of the "Westside Showcase" Green Oaks Inn, where he rose to managing director, C.H.A. in 1969. He made many innovations to the Green Oaks Inn, including a heliport.

He was host to many visiting worldwide dignitaries, celebrities and stars. Hermann had charm, personality and wit and was widely known for his hospitality at Green Oaks Inn. His management style endeared him to all his employees, who never missed an opportunity to express their love and appreciation.

Herman belonged to many organizations, including the Air Power Council Air Force Association and the Hotel Motel Association. His friends knew him as an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

We will `all' miss him.

Survivors: His wife of 47 years, Kitty; two daughters, Patty Williams and her husband, Roger, and Susan Davis and her husband, Greg; brother, Hans Jung of Limburg, Germany; sisters, Emmy and her husband, Lothar Shultz, of Koblenz, Germany, and Else and her husband, Klaus Buseman, of Heidelburg, Germany; grandchildren, Jaclyn, Katie, Sabrina, Laura, Brian and Mychal; numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Germany; and his beloved dog, B.J.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Eva L. Kersting
POTTSBORO -- Eva Lee Vann Kersting, 79, a proofreader in the printing industry, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in Pottsboro.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Eva Kersting was born July 28, 1917, in Canton, Texas. She was married to George Kersting.

Survivors: Daughter, Marlene Nelson and husband, Chris Nelson, of Pottsboro; brothers, Joe Vann of Fort Worth and Dewey Vann of Dallas; sister, Ora Mae Jolley of Grand Saline; grandsons, Steve Nelson of Lake Dallas, Todd Nelson of Denton and David Nelson of Garland; and great-grandsons, Ashton Nelson of Garland and Robbie and Justin Strauch of Irving.

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

Geneva Lee Lewis
DECATUR -- Geneva Lee Lewis, 81, a homemaker, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery.

Geneva Lee Lewis was born Jan. 19, 1916, in Wise County. She was married to the late George F. Lewis and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors: Son, Ted Lewis of Decatur; sister, Christine Garrett of Decatur; four grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Gladys Ann Loeckle
BEDFORD -- Gladys Ann Loeckle, 91, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in Bedford.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday in Parker Cemetery in Grapevine.

Gladys Ann Loeckle was born Jan. 21, 1906, in Marshall, Ark. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Loeckle Sr.

Survivors: Two sons, Robert Fulton of Pasadena, Texas, and John Loeckle Jr. of Portland, Texas; four daughters, Mary Wilson of Little Rock, Ark., Delores Spears of Van, Jo Ann Pool of Arlington and Sue Pruit of Bedford; three brothers, Lester Reed and Albert Reed, both of Mishawaka, Ind., and Wayne Reed of McCory, Ark.; two sisters, Lucy Johnson of Manilla, Ark., and Jane Coleman of Sherwood, Ark.; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Clara E. Lynch
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. -- Clara E. Messmer Lynch, 91, a homemaker, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at an Ontario, Calif., hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Aldan Union Church, Clifton Avenue and Providence Road, in Aldan, Pa. Burial: Fernwood, Pa. Relatives and friends may call at the church after 9 a.m.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her name may be made to Aldan Union Church, Clifton Avenue and Providence Road, Aldan, Pa. 19018.

Clara Lynch was born in Huntington, Pa.

She had moved to Diamond Bar, Calif., in 1989 to be with her son, William T. Lynch, after having lived in Dallas, Texas, with another son, Richard E. Lynch, since 1977.

Her late husband, Robert B. Lynch, died on Jan. 24, 1971. A son, Robert B. Lynch Jr., died at the age of 13 years in 1941.

Mrs. Lynch loved the Lord since early childhood and joined The Aldan Union Church, Aldan, Pa., when the family moved to Aldan in 1936.

Much of her time was spent in the nursery and toddler department so young mothers could enjoy the worship services.

Mrs. Lynch's life was full of music. She directed one of the earliest choirs at Aldan Union Church. A group of ladies met every Thursday to rehearse in the Lynch living room. Mrs. Lynch arranged most of their music.

Her son, Richard, was involved with a trio at the church with Howard Grace, Don Apgar and Jack Neely. Mrs. Lynch arranged all their music, which they played at the missions, churches and jails around Philadelphia accompanied by the men of the Church Council. Their home was always filled with music and boys.

When her son, Richard, joined the faculty at Appalachian Bible College in 1974, Mrs. Lynch moved to West Virginia to live on campus. She lived next door and soon took up with the students. She was known as Grammy Lynch by many of the students who would visit her regularly. She had a real ministry with the young people.

When she moved to Texas in 1977 to be with her son Richard and his wife, Eckie, you would see her in her room with a hymn book open on her lap singing hymns softly, but with great feeling. The open Bible was close by and she would be reading the word and singing the hymns she loved. She had no favorite hymn; she loved them all.

Mrs. Lynch is deeply loved by her sons, their wives, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; some called her Mimi and others called her Grammy. The favorite name of all was Mom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Lynch, on Jan. 24, 1971, and by a son, Robert B. Lynch Jr.

Survivors: Sons, William T. Lynch of Diamond Bar, Calif., James U. Lynch of Wilmington, N.C., and Richard E. Lynch of Nairobi, Kenya; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Edna Messmer of Pensacola, Fla.

M.F. Williams Funeral Home
Clifton Heights, Pa., (800) 439-9322

Barbara A. May
GRAFORD -- Barbara Ann May, 63, a secretary for the city of Graford from about 1991 to 1996, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Possum Kingdom Lake. Burial: Dodson Prairie Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Barbara May was born Feb. 28, 1934, in Palo Pinto County.

Survivors: Son, Richard May of Oran; daughters, Susie Schofield and Dianna Frence, both of Millsap; brothers, Alford Nowak and Joe Nowak, both of Mineral Wells and Ed Nowak of Graford; sisters, Josephine McKee and Margeret Jackson, both of Graford, Katherine Jenkins of Garner and Dorothy Gann of Mineral Wells; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

Larry Montgomery
GORMAN -- Larry Thomas Montgomery, 42, a mechanic for G&H Feeds, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at a DeLeon hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial: Gorman Cemetery. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Larry Thomas Montgomery was born Jan. 1, 1955, in Hamilton County.

Higginbotham Funeral Home
Gorman, (817) 734-2272

Jack Morris
HURST -- Jack Morris, 80, a retired landman, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Lucas Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Jack Morris was born May 5, 1916, in Sweetwater.

Survivors: Wife, Helen Morris of Hurst; daughter, Robin and her husband, Richard Bale, of Spokane, Wash.; and grandchildren, Derek and Brandon Bale of Seattle, Wash., Ashley Bale of San Francisco, Calif., Courtney Black of Boston, Mass., and Sydney Bale of Bellingham, Wash.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Mary E. Newman
FORT WORTH -- Mary Edith Newman, 76, a chef, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells.

Mary Newman was born Jan. 14, 1921, in Morganfield, Ky. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors: Husband, Isiah Newman Sr. of Fort Worth; sons, Elonzo W. Higginson of Mineral Wells and Dr. Isiah Newman Jr. of Fairfield, Calif.; daughters, Viola Dean and Shelia Warner, both of Fort Worth; brother, Calvin E. Decker of Harrisburg, Pa.; sister, Julia B. Thompson of Harrisburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

Raymond F. Pettyjohn
KELLER -- Raymond F. Pettyjohn, 67, a retired inspector for General Motors, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Keller. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Raymond F. Pettyjohn was born July 13, 1929, in Detroit, Mich. He served in the Air Force and was married to the former Bonnie Hudson Aug. 7, 1954, in Ardmore, Okla. He had been a bus driver for Northwest ISD until his death. He was preceded in death by his father, Ben I. Pettyjohn, in 1990.

Survivors: Wife, Bonnie S. Pettyjohn of Roanoke; three sons, Matthew W. Pettyjohn of Roanoke, David R. Pettyjohn of Aledo and Paul A. Pettyjohn of Keller; daughter, Karen S. Pettyjohn of Haltom City; mother, Marcia Mae Pettyjohn of Mineral Wells; brother, Duane L. Pettyjohn of Keller; two grandchildren, Zachary Martin and Hudson R. Pettyjohn; two nephews, Mark E. Pettyjohn of Haltom City and Shawn Pettyjohn of Weatherford; niece, Cynthia Rogers of Granbury; and great nephew, Aaron Huckaby of Granbury.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Bessie M. Raper
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Bessie Marie Raper, 71, a homemaker, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Bessie Raper was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Terrell, Texas.

Survivors: Sons, Tommy Raper of Keller and Rick Raper of Fort Worth; daughter, Jamie Raper; brother, A.D. Wadley of Dallas; and four grandchildren.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400

Charles Salter
FORT WORTH -- Charles "Charlie" Salter, 62, a retired superintendent, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday in Sunset Cemetery, near Sunset.

Charles "Charlie" Salter was born Oct. 9, 1934, in Breckenridge. He was a superintendent for E.L. Clark Manufacturing for 25 years and retired in 1987.

Mr. Salter was preceded in death by his father, James Salter; his mother, Nina Salter; his aunt, Julie DeFoor; and his brother, "Dub" Salter.

Survivors: Wife, Shirley Salter; sons, Jim Salter of Keller and Mark Steven Salter and Bart Salter, both of Mansfield; daughters, Penny Chesshir of Godley, Tammy Salter of North Richland Hills and Greta Sullivan of Little Rock, Ark.; brother, Henry Salter of Bowie; sisters, Inez Wright of Mineral Wells, Georgia Weaver of Santo and Ruby Harwell of Lipan; and eight grandchildren.

Brown, Owens & Brumley
425 S. Henderson St., 335-4557

T.J. Sanders
STEPHENVILLE -- T.J. Sanders, 73, a retired heavy equipment operator for the city of Stephenville, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at an Erath County hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Erath County. Officiating: Ralph Starling, assisted by Gary Ward.

Memorials: Project Hope.

T.J. Sanders was born July 20, 1923, in Duffau, Texas. He was a Baptist.

Survivors: Wife, Monnie Sanders of Stephenville; sons, Tommy Sanders of Angola, Africa, and Rick Sanders of Stephenville; sisters, Erma Lee Mitchell of Coos Bay, Ore., and Jerry Lane of Stephenville; three stepsons; three stepdaughters; five grandchildren; 18 stepgrandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Herbert S. Solberg
FORT WORTH -- Herbert Selden Solberg, 63, an insurance broker, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at a local nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Celebrant will be the Rev. Joseph Pemberton. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Celebrant will be the Rev. Joe Milligan.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Herbert Selden Solberg was born March 13, 1934, in Mobile, Ala. A graduate of University Military School in Mobile, Ala., he received a bachelor of arts in psychology in 1956 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and attended Accounting Finance Officer School at Sheppard Air Force Base and Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU (Class 13). His graduate thesis was accepted by the American Bankers Association Library for outstanding achievement.

Mr. Solberg was a former senior vice president of West Side State Bank in Fort Worth, executive vice president of Boswell Investments founder of 5140 Corp., a convenience store chain and presently an insurance broker. He was also a founding chairman of the board for Snow Pak Ice & Leasing and founding director of Fidelity National Bank.

He was a retired Air Force lieutenant and a retired Air Force Reserve colonel. He was also past president of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and a former Major League pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1953 to 1955.

Mr. Solberg was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a former board member of St. Theresa's Home, Catholic Charities.

Survivors: Wife, Barbara Baldwin Solberg; sons, Christopher S. Solberg of Fort Worth and John B. Solberg and his wife, Mave, of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.; grandson, Owen Riley Solberg; and sister, Kathryn P. Johnston of Mobile, Ala.

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

Charles M. Wallis
HURST -- Charles Maurice Wallis, 80, a retired science teacher, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at a Bedford hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Cundiff Cemetery.

Memorials: Cundiff Cemetery Association.

Charles Maurice Wallis was born March 1, 1917, in Amistad, N.M. He was a member of the National Education Association and the Artesia, N.M., Education Association.

Mr. Wallis taught science for 35 years at the middle and high school levels.

Survivors: His loving wife of 55 years, Helen Collie Wallis; brother, Noell Wallis; sister, Helen Prell; brother-in-law, John Collie and his wife and daughter; and nephews and nieces, Robert Whitaker, Arthur Prell, Stanley and Darral Regensberg, Johnny and Kelley Wallis, Ruth Peabody, Carol Summers, Mary Ann Wetzler, Elaine Fisher and Anna Joy Wright and their spouses and children.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

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