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Archives for June 2018

Misael Martinez

FORT WORTH-Misael Martinez passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 55.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Survivors: Daughters, Aracely Martinez and Monica Martinez; son, Adrian Hernandez; granddaughter, Delanie Hernandez; mom, Benita Salazar Perez; brothers, Hugo Perez and Rafael Perez; sisters, Araceli Velasquez, Mary Ramirez, Tula Perez and Benita Perez; and many friends.

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Julio Villarreal

FORT WORTH-Julio Villarreal passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the age of 58.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 11 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Julio was born July 15, 1959 in Mathis, Texas to the late Fernando and Julia Villarreal. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Julio is preceded in death by his parents, Fernando and Julia Villarreal; brothers, Guadalupe Villarreal, Jesus Villarreal and Juan Alberto Villarreal.
Survivors: Wife of 38 years, Isabel Villarreal; daughter, Patricia Gonzalez and husband, Gabriel; daughter, Jessica Madrid and husband, Eric; daughter, Amanda Villarreal; brother, Martin Villarreal; sister, Norma Flores; sister, Lorenza Sullivan; sister, Lydia Hernandez; eight grandchildren; and many friends.

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

Tammy Annette Lampley

DENTON-Tammy Annette Lampley passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the age of 58.
Memorial service: Private
Tammy was born December 2, 1959 to the late Jerry Richard and JoAnn (Winton) Marlin in Alabama. She grew up in Franklin, Tennessee before moving to North Texas in 1982. She enjoyed swimming, the outdoors, and loved animals.
Survivors: Son, Chase Lampley and wife, Lena; grandchildren, Logan, Izabel and Lola.

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

Vicente Mata

FORT WORTH-Vicente Mata passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the age of 57.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Brother Frank Zea officiating.
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Interment: Vicente will be laid to rest in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Vicente was born April 5, 1961 in Harlingen, Texas to the late Benigno and Francisca Mata. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Son, Vicente Mata Jr. and wife, Sabrina; daughter, Sonia Mata and husband, Darnell Stokes; son, Joe Mata and wife, Carrie; son, Joshua Mata; daughter, Miranda Mata; son, Jacob Mata; nine granddaughters, Melodie, Esperanza, Natalie, M.J., Jaylon, Olivia, Vanessa, Eva and Angela; brothers, Phil, Benny, Mario, Juan, Isidoro, and Pablo Mata; sisters, Aurelia, Fela, Tomasa and Rosa; and many friends.

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

Kelly Jo Blas

IRVING-Kelly Jo Blas, 58, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2018 surrounded by her family whom she loved and lived for.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Kelly was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Judy A. Grooms and Michael Grooms on December 29, 1959.
Kelly graduated from Irving Beauty Academy in July 1983 and received her cosmetology license as a nail technician. She convinced her mother to get her manicurist license and then they opened the Nail Studio in Irving. By 1991, the business was very successful and they became the sponsors of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Kelly’s artistic interest blossomed into a highly marketable talent. In 1988 she was nominated as Woman Entrepreneur of the Year and was voted number one manicurist in Irving. Kelly went on to win many nail awards throughout her career, including 1st place in the 1989 Hawaii Intercontinental Competition. She was not only a manicurist for 35 years, but she was a great friend to all of her clients. She continued to work after her cancer diagnosis, because she loved what she did and cared so much for her clients. When she came to the realization that she would have to retire and focus on taking care of health, she was heartbroken.
She loved to bake with her granddaughters, take day trips to WinStar World Casino with her mother, go on vacation with her son and his family and celebrate her favorite holidays which were Christmas, July 4th and Easter.
Kelly is preceded in death by her father, Michael Grooms after his long battle with cancer.
Survivors: Left to cherish her memory is her only son, Christopher J. Blas and wife, Jessica, of Euless; granddaughters, Bailey and Kylie Blas; mother, Judy and stepfather, Michael Kandrac of Grand Prairie; sister, Tracy Grooms and her four children, Jonathon, Joe, Lacey and Josh; and numerous extended family members and friends.
Kelly was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all knew her and will remain in their hearts and minds forever. She was the most loving, patient person that walked this earth and God must have wanted her to walk by his side sooner than we would have liked. She was a true Angel on earth. She valued her time with her family before she passed, because spending time with her loved ones was her number one priority. Till we meet again….

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

Judy Slakmon

FORT WORTH-Judy Slakmon passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at the age of 59.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Kidney Foundation in Judy’s memory.
Judy was born February 19, 1959 in Fort Worth, Texas to Joe and Diane McCole. She was an amazing wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will always be remembered for her compassion and love for her family and friends.
Survivors: Daughter, Leann Shaw and husband, Jason; mother, Diane Youngblood; sister, Pam Goldman and husband, Jim; sister, Susan Yarley; grandsons, Ryan and Logan Shaw; and many friends.

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

Debra “Debbie” Ann Templin

HURST-Debra “Debbie” Ann Templin passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at the age of 60.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Compass Christian Church, 2600 Hall – Johnson Road, Colleyville, Texas 76034
Debra Ann Templin was born to Carol Lewis Detherage and Mary Ruth Detherage on November 27, 1957. She was the only daughter of their three children, Michael Detherage and Nick Detherage. She was raised in Aledo, Texas and resided there most of her life until 1993 when she and her husband, Steve Templin moved to Grapevine, Texas. Where they would raise Amber and Chandler. Debbie worked for TXU Energy for 16 years. Debbie began her battle with cancer in 2001. She fought with grit and determination to win her battle. Her perseverance prevailed and she went in remission for 11 years. During this time she was able to be present for the marriage of her older daughter, Amber to her son-in-law, Alberto Alonso. The birth of her three granddaughters Ashby, Evalen, and Emma. As family was everything to Debbie she never let anything stand in her way of being with all of her girls. In 2012 the cancer came back to try to defeat her again. Once again she prevailed and did not allow cancer to define her life. She stayed faithful to the Lord and asked that he help her again. Her first task was to complete the Susan G Komen 3 day walk. Debbie and teams completed not one, but two 3 day walks. Combined together they raised over $30,000 and walked over 60 miles. This fight with cancer earned her the Heart and Soul award from Chandler’s High School which was then renamed to the Debbie Templin Award. Following that her prayers were answered as she was allowed to attend Chandler’s High School graduation, send her off to college, and watch her graduate from Pittsburg State University. All things that meant the world to her. This fight was a long fight. Today she no longer has cancer, she is no longer in pain, and she came in first place. She will forever be our hero.
Survivors: Debbie is survived by her husband Steve Templin; parents Carol Lewis and Mary Ruth Detherage; brothers Mike and Nick Detherage; daughters, Amber Alonso and Chandler Templin; son-in- law, Alberto Alonso, grandchildren, Ashby Wood, Evalen Alonso, Emma Alonso, and baby Alonso; and many other family members that she cared deeply for.

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

William “Bill” Huett Collier

FORT WORTH-William “Bill” Huett Collier, 75, died peacefully with children by his side on Monday May 28, 2018. In the days preceding his death he was surrounded by his children, companion, and siblings, many of whom came from afar to be with him.
Service: will be held at The Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.
Bill was born on 12/08/42 in Greenville, Kentucky to William Taylor Collier and Ruth Lillian Agee Collier. He was the oldest of four children and spent his childhood in Evansville and South Bend, Indiana. He was extremely close to his Grandmother, Minnie Bell Smith who taught him to read at an early age.
Bill enlisted in the Indiana National Guard during Vietnam. He was deployed three times in the 101st Airborne Division where he earned a battlefield commission and became an officer. He then went regular Army and kept his commission and went to Officer Candidate School. He had over 70 jumps during his career and was very proud that he qualified as an Airborne Ranger and Pathfinder. After achieving the rank of Major he shifted from Infantry to Logistics and went to Quartermaster school. He earned two masters degrees during his time in the service. He served overseas in Vietnam, Italy, Korea and Panama. He retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after 26 years of service. He continued serving his country as a civil servant in GSA.
Bill loved motorcycles and was an avid biker in the early 60’s and again from 1994-2017. He regularly crossed the country on his bike to go visit his family. He also visited the Salt Flats in Utah many times with his companion Patti.
The family would also like to thank the caregivers at Community Hospice in Fort Worth for the wonderful care provided not only to Bill but his family during those last few days. Bill was a beloved brother and Father and is predeceased by his parents, and wife Melly. Survivors: Bill is survived by his children, Gina Collier of Louisiana , Chip Collier and Carrie of West Virginia, Alex Collier and Jennifer of Virginia and David Collier of Virginia. Bill was blessed to have many grandchildren; Dylan Collier, Katiemae, Sarajane, Hank and Rubyanne Collier, Andrew Walker, Reanna, DJ, and Pamela Black. He is also survived by his siblings; Darrell Collier and Judy, Bruce Collier, Pamela Pontius and Mike all of Indiana. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Bill also leaves behind his special friend and companion Patti Stephens.

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

Gregory Stevens Froehlich

ARLINGTON-Gregory Stevens Froehlich passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at the age of 70.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Gregory was born July 11, 1947 to the late Clarence and Billie Froehlich in Houston, Texas. He proudly
served his country by enlisting in the US Navy. Greg was an accountant and also worked for the State of Texas as an auditor. Greg loved his family and will be deeply missed by us all.
Greg is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Billie Froehlich; brother-in-law, Mike Rose; and nephew, Brian Froehlich.
Survivors: Brother, Tim Froehlich and wife, Frances; sister, Susan Rose; cousin, Junell Ernst; and niece, Traci Coomer and husband, Nathan.

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

Tonia Jan Brandon

FORT WORTH-Tonia Jan Brandon passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the age of 64.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Tonia was born May 12, 1954 to the late Joseph and Claudia Ramos in Keller, Texas. She was a loving wife, sister and friend and will be deeply missed.
Tonia is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Cynthia Lynn Bolin.
Survivors: Husband, Brian Brandon; brothers, Joe Benton Ramos, Kirby Ramos and John Reed Ramos; sisters, Joni Ramos, Jeri Spates and Winter January Hall; and many friends.

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