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Archives for January 2018

Carole Ann Sanders

Carole Ann Sanders, 78, Founder of Animals Angels Sanctuary and Retired American Airlines Flight Attendant, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018, following a brain aneurysm. Carole found joy in her 40 year career as a flight attendant, but her real passion was always for animals. In 1993, she proudly founded the non-profit rescue organization, Animals Angels Sanctuary, in Jacksboro, Texas. It was Carole’s fervent desire that her legacy would continue for years to come and she hand-picked Beth Kelley to succeed her as President of Animal Angels.
A Celebration of Carole’s Life will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at MiCocina Restaurant, 509 Main Street, Fort Worth, Tx. 76102
Carole is survived by her spouse, Nita Burgoon; Beth and Matthew Kelley; grandchildren, Mattison Duncan and Lilly Kelley; three brothers and their wives: Mike Sanders and Phyllis Colatosti, Phil and Teresa San ders, Steve and Myrene Sanders; nephews, Michael, Adam, David, Justin “Red” Sanders and niece Whitney Junot as well as many great nephews, great niece, cousins, friends and the many rescued animals that she loved. Carole was preced in death by her parents, Wilburn Connaly “Bill” Sanders and Dorothy Mae McNutt Sanders and her niece Fawn Sanders Cave.
Memorial Donations may be made to Animal Angels Sanctuary, P.O. Box 336, Jacksboro, Texas 76458 or through website animalangelstexas.org.

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Kenneth M. Davis Sr.

FORT WORTH–Kenneth M. Davis Sr., 76, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from complications of heart surgery.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Monday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 2 to 4 Sunday at the funeral home.
Interment: Kenneth will be laid to rest in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Kenneth was born at home on December 2, 1941 in Buna, Texas to Melvin and Ina Lee Davis. He had two brothers and three sisters and grew up in the Kennedale and Everman area. Kenneth and his partner, Rebecca Crouch started R.K. Automatic, Inc. in 1979. That business flourished for many years and he was involved in other business dealings with commercial buildings. R.K. Automatic closed in June of 2010 and Kenneth formally retired at that point. Moving from their Rendon home of 31 years to their land in the Loving, Texas area in 2011 where they have a small ranch. Kenneth loved his family and his land and his cattle and his final request was to go home and just be there until Jesus came.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Ina Lee Davis; sister, Christine Davis; brothers, Dalton Davis and Chester Davis.
Survivors: Wife of 52 years, Joyce; son, Kenneth M. Davis Jr.; daughter, Karen S. Stone; daughter, Lee Ann Small; grandchildren, Eric Small, Amber Creek, Greg Small, Michael Stone, Kayla Stone, Daniel Davis and Olivia Davis; great-grandchildren, Lorelai Small, Ryder Creek, Kylar Creek and Sophie Small; sisters, Doris Miles and Katherine Edwards; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Sandra Kay King

FORT WORTH–Sandra Kay King passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at the age of 66.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Sandra was born June 18, 1951 in Fort Worth to the late Jeter and Vera Laymance. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed.
Sandra is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Robert King and daughter, Vanessa Laymance.
Survivors: Son, James King and wife, Martha; step-daughter, Linda Taylor; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Linda Cookson and husband, Jim, and Vera Wilson and husband, Darrel; and many friends.

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425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Carroll Roy “Lee” Leisure

Fort Worth — Carroll Roy “Lee” Leisure, 72, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers family request memorials be made to the Disabled Veterans.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Committal service: 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Visitation: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Carroll Roy Leisure was born Dec. 13, 1945 in Parkersburg, West Virginia to the late Keston and Ada Leisure. Carroll was selfless in every way and a servant to both his country and to the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Keston Leisure, Joseph Leisure and Wade Leisure.
Survivors: Wife of 52 years, Julieta Leisure; sons, Julian Leisure and wife, Sherry, Keston Leisure and wife Kelli and Michael Leisure and wife, Mona; daughter, JC Michelle Leisure; grandchildren, Porsha, Jade, Sarah, Hannah, Maya, Aiden, Jordan and Jonah Leisure; grandchildren, Morgan, Wetherleigh and August Griffin; great grandchild, Jozlynn Leisure-Luckini; brothers, William Leisure and wife, Dot, and Kenneth Leisure; sisters, Sharon Roddy, Marjorie Roddy and husband, William and Beverly Hammer and husband, Mike; many other extended family members and friends.

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425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Loucille Johnston

Fort Worth, Texas – Loucille Johnston, 106, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Visitation 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday January 19, 2018 at the funeral home.
Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home Chapel.
Loucille will be laid to rest at Laurel Land Memorial Park, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, TX.
Loucille was born March 31, 1911, in Milford Texas. Her family were farmers in Johnson county. She retired 1972 from Williamson and Dickies in Fort Worth after working 35 years as a seamstress and a pattern cutter. She was an active member of Covenant Life Baptist Church Kennedale, Texas and she was a member of the Rebekah Lodge Fort Worth, Texas. She was a loving wife, daughter, and grandmother and was loved by all who came in contact with her. She was happiest when she was sewing, crocheting or working in the garden. Most of all she loved God.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William David and Fannie Boulter White; son, Larry Johnston; daughters, Ruby Mae and Thura Fae Johnston; brothers A.B. White, W.D. White, Joe White and Horace White; sisters, Ruby White and Susie White and grandson, David Johnston.
Survivors: Daughter in-law, Addie Pearl Johnston of Alvarado, Texas; grandsons, Dale and Carla Johnston of Sasakwa, Oklahoma, Timothy Johnston of Fort Worth, Texas and Charles and Susan Johnston of Jefferson, Ohio; 3 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins and a host of friends.

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Fort Worth, Texas 76104
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Dusty Lou Faubion

FORT WORTH–Dusty Lou Faubion danced her way home on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 59.
Memorial service: Private
“I love you but…” – Dusty Faubion
Dusty is preceded in death by her father, James Stroup and one grandson.
Survivors: Husband, Robert Faubion; daughters, Belinda, Wendy and Erin; son, Kevin; mother, Kathleen Weeks; 12 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; 2 brothers; and many friends.

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425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Robert “Bobby” O. Steen Jr.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS–Robert “Bobby” O. Steen Jr. passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the age of 48.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Friday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment: Bobby will be laid to rest in Mt. Olivet Memorial Park.
Robert was born July 29, 1969 to Robert and Sandra Steen in Fort Worth.
Robert is preceded in death by his father, Robert Olin Steen; step-father, Rogers Conroy; and son, Christopher Abbott.
Survivors: Daughters, Clarissa Sharp and Renee Paripovic; mother, Sandra Conroy; step-mother, Alice Steen; brothers, David Steen, Michael Steen and Rogers Conroy; sisters, Dona Honeycutt and husband, David and Krystal Steen; 5 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; and his brothers with the Undesirables R.C.

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425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Marian Peters Adams

RICHLAND HILLS—Marian P. Adams passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 82.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Marian was born Thursday, October 24, 1935 to the late John and Margaret Peters in Bronx, New York. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed.
Survivors: Loving husband of 61 years, Thomas T. Adams; sons, Robby Adams, John Adams and Mike Adams; daughters, Pam Young, Cary Bary and Amy Schare; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, John N. Peters; and many friends.

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425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

James “Jim” Roten

FORT WORTH–James “Jim” Roten passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at the age of 57.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
James Collins Roten was born April 6, 1960 to Delbert Darryl and Linda Nell Roten in Fort Worth, Texas.
He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Jim is preceded in death by his father, Delbert Roten and brother, Curtis Roten.
Survivors: Wife of 16 years, Camille Roten; son, James Keith Roten; daughter, Jamie Lynn Rogers; step-daughter, Cate Hunter; step-son, Chad Cox; mother, Linda Holcomb; grandmother, Frankie Head; brothers, William Holcomb, Donnie Roten, Timmy Roten and Darrin Roten; sister, Misty McGee; and many friends.

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

Jose Ortega

FORT WORTH–Jose Ortega passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 102.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Andrews Catholic Church. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Rosary will start at 5 p.m.
Jose was born May 28, 1915 to the late Florencio and Carlota Ortega in Mexico. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather and will be deeply missed.
Jose is preceded in death by his wife, Margarita Ortega; daughter, Lucy Firestone; son, Jose Ortega Jr. and grandson, Henry Ortega Jr.
Survivors: Son, Henry Ortega and wife Sarah; son, Jesse Ortega; grandchildren, Patrick Andrade, Theresa Ortega and Kathy Toomer, Rosa Ortega Jones and husband, Deet Jones, Angela Ortega, Mark Ortega, Sheri Ortega Sosa and husband, Jimmy Sosa, Paul Torres and Phillip Torres and wife, Stephanie; 11 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

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