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Archives for March 2016

William Mason Donnelly

FORT WORTH — William Mason Donnelly, 36, passed away Wed., March 30, 2016.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Arborlawn United Methodist Church.
Survivors: Father, Stephen; sister, Beth; brother, Stephen II; and many other family members and friends.

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

Gertrude “Ludy” Necas

FORT WORTH — Gertrude “Ludy” Necas passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the age of 95.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Monday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Interment: Gertrude will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Edward Necas in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Gertrude was born Jan. 14, 1921 to the late Frank and Louisa Balf in Milam County in Buckholts and was the youngest of twelve. She married Edward R. Necas on Oct. 10, 1939 in Cameron. They moved immediately to Fort Worth where they began their work careers. She retired from Jahns Supply & Plumbing after more than 38 years of dedicated service.
Survivors: Niece, Shirley Wright and husband, Bob; dear friend, Gay Perry and her family; and many friends and bowling buddies.

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

James D. “Mac” McDonald

EULESS — James D. “Mac” McDonald, known to his family as Jim, passed away Monday morning, March 28, 2016, as a result of a motorcycle accident at the age of 64.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Friday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel with a procession to Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery following the service. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
James was born July 26, 1951, to Jack and Delpha Jean McDonald in Burlington, Iowa. He moved with his family to Hurst in 1954 and had been in Texas since then. Jim proudly served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Army. Jim met and fell in love with the love of his life and married Wanda, not once, but twice. He followed in his father’s footsteps and served as a fireman and paramedic for 45 years and retired with the rank of captain. Jim traveled the world, visiting and working in 29 different countries. In addition, he started three different successful businesses. His greatest passion was his motorcycles. He loved to ride and be free. Jim touched many lives and will be missed by his family and an abundant amount of friends.
Survivors: Loving wife, Wanda McDonald; sister, Marsha Thomas; sister, Beverly Person and husband, Greg; brother, John McDonald and wife, Kelly; brother, Chase McDonald; nieces, Wendy Niedringhaus, Adrienne Person, Rebecca Person, Lynsey McDonald and Ashlynn Hooker; nephews, Erik Person, Bill Thomas, James Thomas, Dustin McDonald, Stewart Person and Joshua Hooker; daughter, Roni Mathis; stepdaughter, Autumn Osmani; grandchildren, Joshua Mathis, Caitlin Alvarado, Sterling Mathis and Naomi Merrill; three great-grandchildren; and many, many friends.

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

Carl Sweeney

FORT WORTH — Carl Sweeney, 69, died Monday, March 28, 2016.
Memorial service: 2 to 4 Saturday, April 9 at Grand Prairie Family Church.
Survivors: Children, Steve(Deva), Richard (Teresa), Marla, James and Chelsa (Joseph); brother, Doug (Cyndi); 9 grandkids; and 2 great-grandkids.

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

Jerry L. Ashford Sr.

EVERMAN — Jerry L. Ashford Sr., 73, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2016, surrounded by his family.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: 3 p.m., following the service, Monday in Compere Cemetery, Merkel. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4100 Alpha Road, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75244, in Jerry’s name on behalf of his granddaughter, Ryleigh Ashford. We feel that Jerry would want to support “his girl” in any way he could. He was very proud of her accomplishments with the ADA.
Jerry loved coaching, sports, TCU and, most importantly, his family.
Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Lena Ashford; daughter, Lynda Luna; son, Bubba Ashford and wife, Emily; daughter, Tracie Gullett and husband, Bubba G.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many friends.

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

Frances Watkins

FORT WORTH — Frances Watkins passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the age of 95.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: one hour prior to the service.
Frances was born July 18, 1920, to James R. Nixon Sr. and Marjorie Nixon in Waco.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Watkins.
Survivors: Son, Richard Watkins and wife, Janice; daughter, Elaine Duncan; grandchildren, Alisha Wendell and husband, Chris, Julianna Watkins, Staci O’Brien and husband, Mark, and Todd Duncan and wife, Renee; great-grandchildren, Avalynn Wendell, Clayton Wendell, Brooklyn O’Brien, Addison O’Brien, Grady O’Brien, Adell Duncan and Etta Duncan; sisters, Eloise Sharp and Tenie Drinkwater; and many loving nieces and nephews.

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

William “Bill” Mitsuharu Nagase

FORT WORTH — William “Bill” Mitsuharu Nagase passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the age of 86.
Memorial service: Private.
William was born to Kanesaburo and Yone Uchida Nagase on Nov. 16, 1929, in Japan. Bill was a kamikaze pilot in World War II. The war ended just before his mission was scheduled to depart. Bill came to the United States on a private sponsorship from a U.S. colonel in 1953. He ended up in Fort Worth and attended TCU, where he graduated with a business degree. He met Nancy Wilkins and soon they were married. Bill worked at Bell Helicopter and retired from General Dynamics as a program analyst after 25 years of service. He introduced judo to the state of Texas and was known as the “father of Texas judo.” He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed.
The family would like to say a special thank-you to Community Hospice for all the compassion and care during his illness.
Survivors: Daughter, Nancy Campbell; grandchildren, Tracy Long, Marty Long, Kim Campbell, Kerry Campbell and Kirt Campbell; several great-grandchildren; and many friends.

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

Gloria Saenz Vijil

FORT WORTH — Gloria Saenz Vijil was called home by our Lord and Savior when heaven needed another angel on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the age of 73.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 100 S. W. Alsbury Road, Burleson 76028. Interment: Gloria will be laid to rest in Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Gloria Saenz Vijil was born Sept. 7, 1942, in Sanderson to Barbara Gonzalez Valles and Pedro B. Saenz. Gloria Saenz married Oscar Vijil on Sept. 25, 1965, in Monahans.
We will all miss that infectious smile, her generous heart and her eagerness to make sure we were all well fed. She has left behind many hearts that mourn her absence.
She was preceded in death by her father, Pedro B. Saenz; stepfather, Pablo S. Valles; stepmother, Ignacia Saenz; and sister, Yolanda Ordonez. We are positive they are all catching up on everything as they enjoy the splendor of heaven.
Survivors: Loving husband of 50 years, Oscar Vijil; son, Ruben Vijil; daughter, Sylvia V. Fortson and husband, Steve; mother, Barbara Gonzales Valles; grandchildren, Jami Fortson, Jayson Fortson and Nathan Vijil and wife, Christina; great-grandchildren, Cali Fortson, Jax Fortson and Logan Vijil; sister, Amelia Sanchez and husband, Tino; sister, Irene Dominquez; sister, Elsa Alaniz; brother, Pablo Valles and wife, Denise; brother, Joe David Saenz; brother-in-law, Henry Ordonez; numerous nieces and nephews who will deeply miss her; and many friends.

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

Evelyn Ruth Cavanaugh

FORT WORTH — Evelyn Ruth Cavanaugh passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at the age of 87.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at The Welcome Table Christian Church, Fort Worth.
Evelyn was born April 15, 1928, in Henrietta. She graduated from Malakoff High School with the honor of salutatorian of her class. She received a full-ride scholarship to TCU. Evelyn married Sgt. Kenneth Cavanaugh on May 1, 1948, and they were married for 50 years until his death in 1998. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Sally Stockton; and beloved husband, Kenneth Cavanaugh.
Survivors: Daughters, Karen Harbour and Kendra Barr; son, Kenneth Cavanaugh; and five grandchildren.

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

Jackie R. Amie

FORT WORTH — Jackie R. Amie passed away in a local hospital, Saturday, March 12,2016                     at the age 66.
Interment: Private

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