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Archives for August 2017

Shirley Ann Lockhart

FORT WORTH–Shirley Ann Lockhart passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the age of 81.
Memorial service: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Shirley was born November 28, 1935 to the late Riley and Linnie Woodall in Fort Worth. She was a member of the American Quilting Association and also a member of I Love To Sew Club at Fort Worth Sewing World. Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Linnie Woodall; and sister, Faye Scheumack.
Survivors: Son, Douglas Lockhart and wife, Patricia; son, Robert Lockhart and wife, Lisa; daughter, Maria Cox and husband, Porter; daughter, Angela Lockhart; grandchildren, Darlene Lockhart, Stacie Page and husband, Billedean, Robin Lockhart, Debbie Grindy and husband, Jason, Kattie Cox, Nathan Cox and Devon Lockhart; 14 great grandchildren; niece, Donna Jenkins and husband, Benny and their children and grandchildren; and many friends.

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FZ Frank Franklin

AZLE–FZ Frank Franklin passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the age of 96.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Monday at Eagle Mountain Baptist Church.
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Interment: FZ will be laid to rest in Everman Cemetery.
FZ Franklin was born August 11, 1921 to the late Herman and Myrtle Franklin in Fort Worth. He retired from the Texas Electric Service Company in 1981 after many dedicated years of service. He proudly joined the US Navy and was a veteran of WWII. FZ was also a longtime member of the Eagle Mountain Baptist Church and a member of the Boyd Masonic Lodge, #479.
Survivors: Wife of 41 years, Eura Franklin; son, Dewayne Franklin; son, Anthony Cole and wife, Mary; son, Eddie Cole and wife, Jennifer; son, James Cole; daughters, Delette Love and husband, Jerry; daughter, June Rosen and husband, David; 20 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and many friends.

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

Peter Gigstad Warren

FORT WORTH–Peter Gigstad Warren died unexpectedly at his home in Fort Worth on August 2, 2017 at the age of 58.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in memory of Peter.
Peter was born September 29, 1958 in Mankato, Minnesota to Val Gene and Lynette Gigstad. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was the oldest of three boys. As an infant and toddler, he was cared for by his great aunt and uncle, herb and Erma Kremin of Mankato, while his parents worked and attended college. Peter had a special lifelong bond with them. As an adult, Peter would travel to Mankato to visit Herb and Erma. He attended grade school and junior high school in the Minneapolis, MN metro area. He played trombone in the school band and learned alpine skiing. Soon the whole family became skiers and traveled to Colorado to ski and visit family. In 1973, the Gigstad family moved to Houghton, Michigan. Peter also enjoyed photography in high school and continued that hobby into his adult years.
In 1977, Peter graduated from Houghton High School. He attended Michigan Tech University in Houghton, graduating with high honors from MTU with a Computer Science degree. During college, he sang in the MTU choir and played in the band. More recently, he traveled with the MTU choir to perform concerts in Russia and China. He started his career with IBM in Charlotte, North Carolina. He then worked for Duke University in the computer department. Peter made his move to Texas for a job with Compaq Computers. Shortly after that, Peter made a career transition to become a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. At that time, he also obtained his MBA from Dallas University. In July 2007, Peter began working for Wells Fargo. He had nearly a 30 year career in the financial industry.
Peter will be greatly missed by his family, friends and co-workers.
Peter is preceded in death by grandparents, Arthur Grane, Russ and Alida Bisbee and Harold and Margaret Gigstad; as well as many aunts and uncles.
Survivors: Peter is survived by his mother, Lynette Gigstad; father, Gene (Jeanie) Gigstad; brothers, Marc (Lou Anne) Gigstad, and Jeff (Brenda) Gigstad; many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins; and many, many friends.

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

Donnell Lee Mullen Buckland

FORT WORTH–Donnell Lee Mullen Buckland passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones, Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the age of 82.
A memorial requiem mass was held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at St. Timothy’s Church for family and close friends, Bishop Keith L. Ackerman, SSC officiating.
Donnell was born September 21, 1934 to the late Willis M. Mullen and Mary Elizabeth Turner Mullen in Fort Worth. Donnell enjoyed many outdoor activities from camping, fishing and nature preserves. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She volunteered at Souder Elementary where she was awarded “Volunteer of the Year”. She loved her family greatly and cherished them. She was always willing to help and make sure everyone was always safe. Donnell will be greatly missed.
Donnell is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 56 years, George Herbert Buckland Jr.; her grandson, Cade Franklin Curry; and her brother, Lionel “Moon” Mullen.
Donnell is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth Mahlon Buckland and Stacie Georgine Buckland Curry; four grandchildren, Megan Lee Buckland, Elisa Bibianna Gutierrez, Georgette Abelina Gitierrez and Eric Miguel Gutierrez; great grandchildren, Drake Dyer Buckland, Nikoa Allen Sawyer, Isabella Gutierrez, Braydon Gutierrez and Sindaia Zen Reynolds; and many friends.

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

Earlene Campbell Jones

FORT WORTH–Earlene Campbell Jones passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the age of 97.
Memorial service: A brief memorial service will be at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in memory of Earlene.
Earlene was born April 9, 1920 to the late Wm. Earl and Ruby Campbell in Fort Worth. Earlene loved gardening, cooking and square dancing.
Earlene is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Troupe Jones.
Survivors: Son, William G. Jones and wife, Joyce; daughter, Merrilene Jones; daughter, Becky Griffin and husband, Tom; daughter, Cindy Kendig and husband, Glenn; daughter, Patricia Denton; sister, Peggy Ruth Brock; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Richard “Rik” Eder

FORT WORTH–Richard “Rik” Henry Eder passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the age of 66.

Celebration of life: 6 to 8 p.m.  Wednesday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.

Richard was born May 9, 1951 to Harvey and Audrianne Eder in Milwaukee, WI. He was a very brilliant man who loved jazz music , riding his Harley Road Glide, nature and cats.  He was faithful in donating to multiple charities and doing volunteer work.  Above all of all these things, he was the perfect husband, son, brother and friend and will surely be deeply missed.

Survivors: Loving wife of 29 years, Georgiann; mother, Audrianne Eder; brother, Paul Eder M.D.; sister, Julie Miller; and many friends.

 

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home

425 S. Henderson St.

(817) 335-4557

Tony “Spider” Watkins

FORT WORTH–Tony “Spider” Watkins passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the age of 65.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday, August 26th at Greenwood Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at The Original Mexican Food Restaurant on Camp Bowie for those who wish to break bread, tell stories, toast a cold beer and celebrate his life.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, you may make a small donation to your favorite charity in his name.
Born Anthony Wayne Watkins II on May 24, 1952, Tony was a colorful Fort Worth native who graced the hearts of many people from all walks of life. His loving heart rarely issued a critical word and his extraordinary sense of humor never waned even in the face of life’s adversities. He was an avid muscle car enthusiast, water skier and guitar player. Tony always had a zest for the simple things in life and cherished his friends above all. He was a graduate of North Hi Mount, Stripling Jr. High and Arlington Heights High School. He finished his higher education from the University of Texas at Arlington receiving a degree in computer programming that would serve him well in his work career. While at UTA, he became a legendary member of the Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity and cultivated many lifelong friends whose lives were made richer in having known and loved him. His presence in our lives will grace our thoughts and hearts in those special times of quiet and joyful remembrance. A truly unique spirit, he will be missed very much. You may send condolences to P.O. Box 270, Fort Worth, Tx. 76101
Survivors: Tony is survived by his son, Mason Austin Watkins; brother, Wallace Clyde Jenkins; Mason’s mother, Donna; life partner, Kellye; and many, many special people and friends too numerous to name.

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