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Archives for April 2018

Jeanne Mary Ronan Doogs

BENBROOK–Jeanne Mary Ronan Doogs passed from this life into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, April, 27, 2018.
Graveside service: a graveside service  will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Jeanne was born December 8, 1943 to the late Ralph John Ronan and Mildred Lucille “Millie” Warren Ronan in Saint Louis, Missouri. She graduated high school there in 1961. She was formerly employed by Ralston Purina Company. Her passion was a dance instructor and an avid political researcher. She moved to Texas in the mid 1980’s and married Cletus William “Clete” Doogs in 1986. She was active in the 1992 presidential campaign for H. Ross Perot and represented him in the statewide Texas elections. In 1999, she met up with Doris “Granny D” Haddock in west Texas and completed the walking journey that was started at the Pacific Ocean beaches in California and ended at the Atlantic Ocean beaches in Washington DC in order to promote election reform. A stray dog (a mixed Terrier) started walking along with them in west Texas and completed the journey too. The dog became known as Doris Junior (named after “Granny D”) and became known as “D.J.”. Jeanne loved dogs virtually all her life – Tony,Tori, Bluebonnet, Little Deer, Diana, and “D.J.” which was her favorite, and lived with her until 2015.
Jeanne was an incredible lady and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Rest in Peace, Jeanne.
Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband “Clete”.
Survivors: dear & long-time friends: Tom Boozer, Frances Posey, Rebecca & David Kaatz, Beth Posey, Karen Love, Dr. Lisa Buell, Amanda Sharp and the staff at Colonial Gardens Memory Care Communities.

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Kory Mitchel Bryant

FORT WORTH–Kory Mitchel Bryant went home to be with his Savior on April 22, 2018.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26th at Alta Mesa Church of Christ, 4600 Alta Mesa Blvd., Fort Worth.
Kory was born November 12, 1968 in Irving, Texas.  Kory was larger than life and he lived it to the fullest. The legacy of his love of faith, family and friends will be a treasure his family and friends will always remember and find strength in. Those that had the honor of knowing him, knew they were loved and cherished.
Kory’s greatest love and best friend was his ever faithful, loving wife, Missy. They were each other’s best half. His children, Parker and Ally, were the light of his life and Kory invested deeply in and cheered them on every day in every way. He loved his oldest son, Jacob, as well.
Kory was an accomplished gymnast and diver, he was proud to have served in the US Air Force in service to his country and currently he worked as a Handwork Supervisor for Texas Almet. He managed to juggle work and family duties while putting in many many hours as a coach, booster club coordinator, and attending all his children’s sports. Kory was a member of the Crowley Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his birth father, Jimmy Bryant.
Survivors:  Kory is survived by his faithful wife, Missy Bryant of Ft. Worth; sons, Parker Bryant of Ft. Worth, and Jacob Bryant, of Aurora, CO; daughter, Ally Bryant Nimrichter and husband, Taylor of Stephenville, TX; parents, Ken and Linda Klassen of Grand Junction, CO; sisters, Karee Bondy and husband, Steve of Denver, CO; Amy Stalnaker and husband, Ryan of Denver, CO; nephew, Miles Justice ; niece, Ella Bondy; and many more cherished family members and uncountable friends.

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

Nellie Hobson

BURLESON–Nellie Hobson, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Chapel.
Interment: Crowley Cemetery.
Visitation: 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

James Lee Doyle

FORT WORTH–James Lee Doyle passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 75.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018, at the funeral home.
Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
James was born April 9, 1943 to the late E. Lee and M. Catherine Doyle in Sherman, TX.
He proudly served our country in the US Army for two Vietnam tours. He retired from General Dynamics and loved to fish.
James was preceded in death by parents, wife Nelda Doyle, daughter Shelly Lynn Doyle and sister Margaret Stewart.
Survived by: son James Robert Doyle and wife Elisabeth of Laguna Park, TX.; daughter Michelle Doyle Griffith of Fort Worth, TX.;granddaughter, Danielle Whitefield of Laguna Park, TX.;sisters, Joyce Seago of Garland, TX and Judy Higdon of Waxahachie, TX.; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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

Wendell C. White

FORT WORTH–Wendell C. White, 73, died Wednesday, April 11, at his home of 40 years in Benbrook, Texas.
Memorial service: Private
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the American Cancer Society.
Wendell was born November 19, 1944 in Lamesa to Willie and Sophie White. A pilot of C-7 Caribou in Vietnam, C-47s in Germany, and B-52s at Carswell AFB, Wendell served with distinction and was respected and admired by all who knew him. His sense of humor, integrity, untethered generosity, and boundless love remind us how to live a life filled with beauty and meaning. And Wendell was the Texas Rangers’ #1 fan.
Wendell is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Barbara Bednarz.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Paulette White; daughter Wendy White, fiancé Gabriel Farris, and granddaughter Sydney Corell of Austin; daughter Jennifer White, husband Larry Johnston, and granddaughters, Jessa and Eleanor Johnston of Willow Park; daughter, Erika Durham and husband, Alan Durham of Fort Worth; son, Joshua White and wife, Maria Guarneri-White of Puyallup, Washington; brother, Kenneth and wife,Sharon White of Las Cruces, New Mexico; sister, Sherry and husband, Louie Birdwell; and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

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

Sharon Reynolds Kennard

FORT WORTH–Sharon Reynolds Kennard went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, at the age of 69, on Monday evening, April 2, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Inurnment: A private ceremony will be held at a later date at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Sharon was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and lived there until 2012, when she and Richard moved to Arlington to be closer to her immediate family. Sharon loved teaching kindergarten for over 35 years in Houston, Texas and Caddo Parish, Louisiana. She completed her career in 2012, at Bossier Elementary School in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Sharon loved spending time with her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their children. Following a tradition her mother started many years earlier, she made it a point to mail each of them a card for every holiday and on their birthday. She loved college and professional football, especially the Texas Aggies (Whoop!) and Dallas Cowboys.
Most of all, Sharon loved the Lord. She was secure in His love for her. Sharon demonstrated Jesus’ love in the way she treated others and in the way she trusted Him through her illness. Although her family and friends will miss her greatly, they rejoice in the assurance that she is now completely healed and that they will see her again in Heaven.
“This I recall to mind and therefore I have hope. Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning: great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even thugh he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.” John 11:25
Sharon is preceded in death by parents, William and Mary Reynolds and her brother, William “Billie” Reynolds, Jr.
Survivors: Sharon is survived by her husband of 43 years, Richard; their son, Christopher Kennard and wife, Shayla; and two granddaughters, Gabby and Eva Kennard, all of Arlington, Texas; brother, Robert Reynolds and wife, Dani; brother, David Reynolds and wife, Frances; sister, Carolyn Reynolds Bland and husband, Davis; numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

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

Bill Renfro

FORT WORTH–Bill Renfro passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the age of 83.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Bill was born August 21, 1934 to the late Roy and Hazel Renfro in Whitt, Texas. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the US Army. He worked most of his life in the magazine and book publishing and distribution. Bill was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend and will remain in our hearts forever.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Darlene Renfro; sisters, Florita, Lura Mae and Mary; and brothers, Roy, Raymond and James.
Survivors: Daughter, Darla Rhea Panizo and husband, Robert; son, Bret Reagan Renfro and wife, Irene; granddaughters, Emma Renfro, Faye Renfro and Kalyn Hahne and husband, Josh; grandson, Colton Royce Panizo, USAF; sisters, Betty Winters and Carole Creel and husband, William; and many friends.

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

Robert (Bob) Joseph Tribunella

FORT WORTH–Robert (Bob) Joseph Tribunella, 68, entered eternal rest on Saturday, April 7, 2018 after an extended illness.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, 425 S. Henderson St., Fort Worth.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Universal Hospice, 5651 Bridge St., Fort Worth, TX, 76112
Bob was born on June 23, 1949 in Derby, CT to Joseph and Antonette (Criscuolo) Tribunella. He lived in the “Valley” for many years before relocating to the DFW area later in life. Bob was an accomplished master auto mechanic early in his career and in later years was a Service Manager for several Dodge dealerships in CT. When he and his family moved to DFW he worked for Warrantech Automotive and later, Home Depot.
Bob served in the Coast Guard Reserves from 1969-1975. In June 1973, he married Diana Maler and together they raised three wonderful daughters, Jaimie, Kristy and Lisa. Bob was an avid woodworker and the quality of his work is still seen today in the furniture he built. He was the quintessential handy-man; there was not anything that he couldn’t fix! Bob was also known for his “green thumb”. His dry humor was a delight to all that knew him. He was loved by all who knew him, especially his children and grandchildren. He will be forever missed.
A special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Walls Universal Hospice and the staff of Fresenius Medical Care in Fort Worth.
Bob is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Tribunella; and brother, Joseph R. Tribunella.
Survivors: Wife of 45 years, Diana Tribunella; his 3 daughters and 9 grandchildren, Jaimie Badough (Danny) of McKinney, Tx. and their children, Ryan, Alexandra and Katherine; Kristy Schoenberg (Mark) of Lake Worth, FL and their children, Melanie and Ashleigh; Lisa Joseph (Mike) of Southbury, CT and their children, Michael, Abbigail, Sara and Benjamin; mother, Antonette Tribunella of Port Ritchie, FL; sisters, Dorothy Scavone of Shelton, CT; Nancy Berg of Port Ritchie, FL; and his especially loved pets, Lucy, one of the many pets he and his wife had.

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

Lloyd James Hill

ABILENE–Lloyd James Hill, 87, left for his heavenly home Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park.
Visitation: 12:30 to 1 p.m. prior to service time Wednesday.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abilene State Supported Living Center, P.O. Box 450, Abilene, Texas 79604
Jim was born January 4, 1931 to the late Sylvester and Viola Hill in Fort Worth. He spent many years at Abilene State Supported Living Center. A special thanks to the staff and doctors for the care they gave him.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Viola Hill; brother, Vernon Hill; twin brother, Floyd Hill; and nephew, Phil Horne.
Survivors: Sister, Vera Hill Horne; and many nieces and nephews.

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