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Archives for April 2013

Gwendolyn Tandy Upchurch (1989 – 2013)

Gwendolyn Tandy Upchurch, born on Aug. 8, 1989, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Visitation: The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Gwendolyn was a remarkable young woman who lit up a room and deeply touched those she met. Words will never express how much we love and miss her yet her spirit lives on in us all. We are grieving her lost battle to addiction that she fought so valiantly. Our family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to all who tried so hard to help her and for the prayers and thoughts that have sustained us in the past, present and future. Should you wish to send something to honor Gwendolyn’s memory, in lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation to either of two organizations that capture the spirit of her life and heart: MHMR Visions for Billy Gregory/Pine Street; online donations accepted at their website: www.mhmrvisions.org and checks made out to “MHMR Visions for Billy Gregory/Pine Street” can be mailed to MHMR Visions, 3840 Hulen St., Suite 516, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. The second organization is: Youth First Texas, checks made out to “Youth First Texas” can be mailed to: Youth First Texas, Chapter, 3824 Cedar Springs Road, # 569, Dallas, Texas 75219. Survivors: Gwendolyn is survived by her loving family members: mother, Elizabeth Anderson of Fort Worth; father, Matthew D. Upchurch and wife, Jessica Hall Upchurch, of Fort Worth; sister, Evan Upchurch; brother, Matthew Maximillian Upchurch, both of Costa Rica; brothers, Clay Davis Upchurch and Benjamin Chiles Upchurch, both of Fort Worth; grandparents, Jeff and Vicky Bland of Fort Worth; grandfather, Jesse L. Upchurch of Fort Worth; aunts, Amelia Andrews and Christina Debona, both of Fort Worth; aunt and uncle, Dr. Gwendolyn and John Perrone of Taos N.M.; uncle and aunt, Kenneth and Vicki Upchurch of Snow Mass, Colo.; uncle and aunt, Jay and Jan Upchurch of Fort Worth; cousins, Corgan Andrews of Paradise, Tanner Andrews of Fort Worth, Christopher Davidson of Lexington,Ky., Jordan Debona of Panama City, Fla., and Jordan Upchurch of Fort Worth.

BROWN, OWENS & BRUMLEY
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Daisy Mae “Gran” Jackson

Daisy Mae “Gran” Jackson, 73, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday in Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors’ Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Texas Peace Officers Memorial Fund, Fort Worth; Arlington Safe Haven; or Bobina Renee Jackson-Begley Scholarship Fund at Tarrant County College.

Daisy Mae was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Indiana to the late Robert C. and Julia E. Leonard. She was known as “Gran” to many who knew and loved her. She had a beautiful, eclectic collection of her passions in dolls and antique artifacts. As a former police officer and 30 years as a 911 emergency dispatch supervisor, her independent and strong-willed approach to life brought her to her beloved husband. A focus on family and a passion for Christmas were her hallmarks. After retiring she spent time getting her hair and nails done and babying Henry, her blond Golden Retriever. She was a true and trusted friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved her, especially her big family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Bobina Renee Jackson-Begley; sister, Betty Woe; and brother, Jerry Doran. Survivors: Husband, Malcolm Jackson; son, Allen W. Neathery and wife, Lynda Marie; son, James C. Neathery and wife, Jana; daughter, Julee Neathery; daughter, Beth Cox and husband, Dan; daughter, Tammy Hite; brother, Tom Leonard and wife, Glenda; sister, Barbara Singleton; sister, Joyce Swain and husband, Ken; grandchildren, Chris and wife, Cynthia, Ryan, Jake, Eli’Sha, Dustin, Riley, Joshua, Brooke, Desarae, Jake, Devin; and great-grandchild, Lillien.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

 

Bill Walton (1956 – 2013)

William “Bill” Joseph Walton passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the age of 56. Memorial service: 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, in Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors’ Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Bill was born Oct. 2, 1956, in Savannah, Ga. He was an avid tennis player as a teenager in Florida and an enthusiastic outdoorsman his entire life. Bill loved the time he spent fishing and sailing with his wife. Always a scholar, his degree was a bachelor’s of applied science from FAU in Boca Raton, Fla., and his career was in software development. He was a board member of the Fort Worth Makerspace. Those who were fortunate enough to know him well considered him a remarkably genuine, kind and loving man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors: Wife of 29 years, Jane Walton; brother, Rick Walton and wife, Marvicor; sisters, Debbie Walton and Wendy Walton; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and friends. –

BROWN, OWENS & BRUMLEY
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557