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Archives for February 2014

Byron “Bonnie” Buckingham

RICHLAND HILLS — Byron “Bonnie” Buckingham, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the age of 92.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a favorite charity in Bonnie’s memory.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 69 years, Charles Edward Buckingham.
Survivors: Daughter, Alonda Wrage and husband, Allen; grandchildren, Philip Wrage and wife, Angela, Erika Hill and husband, Greg and David Wrage; and great-granddaughter, Payton Hill.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Judy “Greengraw” Bergeron (1943 – 2014)

FORT WORTH — Judy A. Bergeron, 70, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Private burial will be held in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and was the matriarch of her family. Her beautiful smile and personality lit up the room wherever she entered.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Josephine Funk.
Survivors: Loving husband of 52 years, Don Bergeron; son, Donald Bergeron and wife, Lisa; daughter, Debbie Phillips and husband, Bobby; grandsons, Ryan and Josh Phillips; granddaughter, Brenda Bergeron; and many other family and friends.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Deidra Norris

FORT WORTH — Deidra Norris slipped quietly away to continue the next phase of her journey into eternity Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 42.
Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 3900 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers a suggested donation may be made to an education fund for the girls and can be sent to Pam Koenig, in care of Kwik Kopy, 1850 Handley Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76112.
Survivors: Husband, Bobby Norris; daughters, Violet and Daisy; stepdaughter, Averi; parents, George and Pam Koenig; brother, Allen Koenig; sister, Megan Koenig; numerous extended family members; and friends she leaves behind to mourn and an east Fort Worth community that loved and respected her.

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

LaVerne Fae “Bun” Price (1951 – 2014)

FORT WORTH — LaVerne “Bun” Fae Price passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at the age of 62.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
LaVerne was born July 28, 1951, in Boerne. Laverne was a large naturist and also donated lots of time and money to animal causes for their safety and well-being. She had a special talent for arts and crafts.
LaVerne was a devoted mother and grandmother and a kind and compassionate friend to all who were blessed enough to have known her.
Survivors: Daughter, Tammy Barnett and husband, Clayton; son, Brian Don Nealey; son, Dylan James Nealey and wife, Kimberly; granddaughter, Courtney Barnett; grandsons, Clinton Barnett and Devan Bedell; great-grandson, Hayden Jay Berndt; beloved mother-in-law and friend, Ann Waggoner; and many friends.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Sally Ann Middleton (1961 – 2014)

FORT WORTH — Sally Ann Middleton passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at the age of 52.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Sally Ann was born March 30, 1961, in Fort Worth. For those who loved her, which is everyone who knew her, take comfort, for she is at peace now and has joined her family in God’s choir to sing and dance forever.
She was a mother of two boys, three grandchildren, a caring daughter, sister, aunt and a friend to all. We love you, Sally Ann, and you will be missed.
Sally Ann was preceded in death by a sister, Becky Germany; and grandparents, Ona Mae and Woody Teague.
Survivors: Mother, Donna Joy Middleton; sisters, Kimbra and Melanie; brother, Shane; numerous extended family; and many friends.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Gary Collinsworth

BENBROOK — Gary W. Collinsworth passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the age of 65.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday at Impact Church, 4952 Benbrook Blvd., Benbrook. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Gary was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Air Force.
Gary was preceded in death by a son, Nathan Collinsworth.
Survivors: Loving wife of 43 years, Theresa Collinsworth; son, Gary Michael Collinsworth and wife, Misty; son, Jonathon Collinsworth and wife, Christi; son, Stephen Collinsworth; son, James Collinsworth and wife, Melanie; daughter, Michelle Diaz and husband, Carlos; daughter, Elizabeth Collinsworth; mother, Theda C. Williams; brothers, Kenneth L. Collinsworth, Toney Sanders and Gerald Williams; sister, Beckey Sanders; 14 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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