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Archives for June 2013

Marian Shipe

FORT WORTH — Marian Shipe passed away peacefully Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the age of 84.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors.
Marian was a longtime member of Meadowbrook Methodist Church. She was also active in the North Fort Worth Women’s Club.
Survivors: Son, Alan William Shipe II; and many friends at Garden Terrace and Guardianship Services.

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

Jerry D. Williams

WHITE SETTLEMENT — Jerry D. Williams, 72, passed from this world peacefully in his sleep into God’s hands on Saturday, June 22, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Olaf “Rock Church” Cemetery in Cranfills Gap. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors
Jerry was born May 4, 1941, to the late Herman and Syble Williams in Oklahoma City, Okla. Jerry was an avid farmer who loved to be on his 250-acre farm in Iredell with all the kids and grandkids. He worked as a fireman in Haltom City and volunteered at White Settlement Fire Department for 20 years. He later went to work at Lockheed Martin as a toolmaker and retired after 38 years of dedicated service.
Survivors: Loving wife of 52 years, Carolyn Williams; son, Tim Williams and wife, Deedee; son, Todd Williams and wife, Kristi; eight grandkids, Breanna, Tyler, Kiley, Kolton, Tiffany, Karington, Amanda and Chris; and many friends.

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

Bertha Garay Leon

FORT WORTH — Bertha Garay Leon passed away peacefully Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the age of 65.
Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Friday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Bertha was born March 20, 1948, in Ibague, Colombia, to the late Alonso and Alicia Garay. Bertha was president of the Spanish speaking cancer support group and a volunteer for the Cancer Center and Blood Disorders.
Survivors: Loving husband of 46 years, Alirio Leon; son, Alirio Leon and wife, Rosalinda; son, Oscar Leon and wife, Eve; grandchildren, Ryelend, Reise, Abigail, Phoenix and Aiden; nine brothers and sisters; and many friends.

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

Michael Armstrong

HALTOM CITY — Michael Armstrong, 58, died Friday, June 21, 2013.
Celebration of life: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Richland Hills Community Center.
Survivors: Daughters, Gloria Underwood and Michelle Graham; mother, Mary Smith; and grandson, Casey.

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

Johnnie Ray Armstrong

FORT WORTH — Johnnie Ray Armstrong passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at the age of 88.
Graveside service: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane C, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., Dallas, 75211.
Johnnie was born Nov. 7, 1924, in Eastland where he was raised by his grandmother, Annie Armstrong, who he spoke of with great affection. At the age of 18 he moved to Fort Worth and worked at the Corrugated Box Company where he was employed for almost 35 years as a forklift operator. His only extended leave as an employee was spending 6 months with the army providing supplies for the troops during the Korean War. On the way to Korea he spent a day in Hawaii which he talked about fondly for the rest of his life! Johnnie was a bachelor his entire life and loved his freedom and independence. He was very fond of coffee, ice cream, and cookies. He also loved the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys.
For the majority of his life he lived in the historic Fairmount neighborhood in Fort Worth. He was well known and loved by the residents of Fairmount. For decades he walked in the neighborhood twice daily making numerous stops to greet and visit with neighbors on his way to get a cup of coffee. He always greeted people warmly with his big smile and “sparkly” eyes and took time to visit with his neighbors. He will be missed and remembered as friendly and kind by all those who were blessed to know him.

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