Fort Worth’s Oldest and First Funeral Home - Since 1879

Archives for July 2017

Melodie Ann Clower

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS-Melodie Ann Clower passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 61.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Interment: Melodie will be laid to rest in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Melodie was born December 8, 1955 to Jack and Billie Osborn in Fort Worth. She was a member of the Hope Works Church for many years. Melodie retired from the US Postal Service after 26 years of dedicated service. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Son, Patrick Clower and wife, Mindy; granddaughter, Avery Hazelton; mother, Billie Osborn; sisters, Jacqueline Barnes and Kellie Osborn; many friends; and her beloved cat, Ponyboy.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Charles Quincy Russell

FORT WORTH-Charles Quincy Russell passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the age of 79.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26 at West Vickery Church of Christ, 4901 Bourine St., Fort Worth, Tx. 76107
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Interment: Charles will be laid to rest in Skyvue Cemetery.
Charles was born January 1, 1938 to the late Samie and Ruby Russell in Navasota. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the US Navy. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margie Russell; and son, Charles Russell, Jr.
Survivors: Sons, Ronald Russell and Saul Russell; daughter, Tara Salley; granddaughter, Farron Salley; sisters, Lillian Covington and husband, Harry and Mamie Parker Smith; and many friends.
Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Maria Elena Castro de Ramon

Maria Elena Castro de Ramon passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the age of 71.
Visitation: Monday, July 24th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Memorial service: Tuesday, July 25th, 11:00 am at Lamb of God, 3615 Maurice Ave., Fort Worth, TX.
Interment: Maria will be laid to rest in Greenwood Memorial Park, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, Tx.
Maria was born May 6, 1946 to Rosendo and Juanita Castro in Acuna, Coahuila in Mexico. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Maria is preceded in death by her father, Rosendo Castro, and brother, Juan Manuel Castro.
Survivors: Husband of 46 years, Jose Angel Ramon Sr.; son, Jose Angel Ramon Jr. and wife Charity; son, Manuel de Jesus Ramon and wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Mariza Martinez Castro; daughter, Mayra Nereida Ramon; daughter, Victoria Ramon; mother, Juanita Castro; brother, Rosendo Castro Jr.; sister, Gloria E.. Arredondo; grandchildren, Joseph E. Ramon, Bianca Moreno, Michelle D. Trevino, Stefania E. Favela, Alyssa M. Ramon and Rebecca L. Ramon; great grandchildren, Remberto Trevino, Angel G. Favela, Roberto Lujan, Sophia Ramon and Carolina Trevino; many nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Barbara Ruth “Bobbie” Smith Halpenny

FORT WORTH–Barbara Ruth (Bobbie) Smith Halpenny, 96, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Celebration of life:  11a.m., Saturday, July 22,  at Arlington Heights Methodist Church, 4200 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m.  Friday, July 21 at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Moore Memorial Park, Arlington.

Bobbie was born in Washington, Iowa, on September 24, 1920. If this achievement was not enough, she packed a lot of milestones in her life. She attended Iowa State University and then the University of Texas where she met her future husband, Lloyd. They married at the University of Texas Methodist Church (on campus) in 1940. After Dad graduated in 1940, they moved to San Diego, California for his first job as an engineer. When Convair was established, they moved to Fort Worth where they lived for the rest of their lives. Lloyd was the first engineer hired at Convair Fort Worth (later General Dynamics and now Lockheed).

Mom and Becky have been members at Arlington Heights Methodist Church for 61 years. This year our Mom was honored as part of “The Legacy Project”.

Our Mom has been a strong and loyal Christian woman of God her whole life. She was an amazing (quiet) Mom who supported her husband and children in every possible and positive way. She was an advocate and protector for Becky her whole life. She is now celebrating with Dad in heaven. This world was blessed by her life, and presence. We love you forever MOM!

Survivors: Bobbie and Lloyd have five children; Don, Barbara, Rebecca, Robert, and Walter; thirteen grandchildren; and currently 21 great-grandchildren.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home

425 S. Henderson St.

(817) 335-4557

Penny Ruth Terrell

Penny R. Terrell (Ledwin), age 69, passed away at her home in Fort Worth on Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was born on June 24, 1948 in Wichita, Kansas to parents Richard (Dick) & Florence Ledwin and had three sisters. Her father was a prominent Engineer who helped to build the first helicopter. Penny graduated from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas in 1966 and had five children: Dwaine Bobalek, Donna Johannes, Henry Rutledge Jr., Christina Brian, and Shane Rutledge. She has ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a quiet soul, had a soft smile, was generous to all, embraced both hands in sterling silver rings, and would often be found rearranging her furniture.

Brown, Owens & Brumley
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson
Fort Worth, Tedxas
(817) 335-4557

James D. Bews

FORT WORTH–James D. Bews passed away peacefully, Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the age of 86.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at the funeral home.
Interment: James will be laid to rest in Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials:  The family requests that any memorials be made to one of the following organizations:  Guardianship Services, Inc., P. O. Box 11481, Fort Worth, Tx. 76110 or Camp Blessing, 601 Glenwood Lane, Lombard, Il. 60148.
James was born October 5, 1930 in Toronto, Canada to the late Gordon and Florence Bews.  Jim was employed as a data processing manager by Tandy Corporation for many years, retiring in 1998. Part of that time, he worked overseas in places such as Australia, Taiwan, and Japan. He served as elder to the Zion Hill Community Church in Weatherford, TX for over 40 years. In his late 50’s Jim decided to return to school and earned his BAAS degree at Dallas Baptist University in 1991 at the age of 60. Over the years, Jim volunteered for several non-profit organizations, both locally and nationally. Among the ones he was most passionate about were: Camp Blessing, Guardianship Services, Inc (GSI), and the Central Meadowbrook Neighborhood Association. His favorite hobbies were downhill skiing, ice hockey, and working on jigsaw puzzles.  James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and friend and will remain in our hearts forever.
Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Sandra Bews; son, Gordon Bews; daughter, Becky McClean and husband, Kevin; daughter, Melissa Cannon and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, Jared, Laura, Trent and Nate Cannon and Alyssa & Matthew McClean; sister, Joy Panella and husband, John; brother-in-law, Robert Muszynski and wife, Luisa; numerous nieces and nephews; and a dear friend whom he considered as a brother, Jim Tucker.

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

Blanca P. Creasy

ARLINGTON–Blanca P. Creasy passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the age of 63.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Blanca was born May 29, 1954 to the late Lino and Paulita Torres in Laredo. Blanca was a loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be deeply missed.
Blanca is preceded in death by her three unborn infants;  parents, Lino Torres and Paulita Rojas; and sister, Belinda Torres.
Survivors: Husband of 43 years, Daniel Creasy; daughter, Pamela Dawn Plumley; grandchildren, Laura McKayla Plumley and Megan Elizabeth Plumley; brothers, Lee Torres, Louis Torres and Vincente Torres; aunt, Mamie Zamarripa; and many friends.

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