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Archives for December 2019

Reagan Allyn Krupka

FORT WORTH-Reagan Allyn Krupka passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the age of 77.
Celebration of life: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Reagan’s memory to the Fort Worth Humane Society.
Reagan was born Friday, October 16, 1942 to the late Victor and Edna Krupka in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a graduate of Pascal High School in 1961 and also attended University of Texas in Arlington studying accounting. He was a corporate accountant with Texas American Bank for more than 15 years. Reagan had a very good sense of humor, but could be feisty at times. He was his mother’s caretaker for many years. He loved his pets and always had at least two dogs. He also always had a smile on his face to greet friends and neighbors. Reagan loved working outdoors, gardening, and was an accomplished landscape artist in oils. He was a member of the Texas Starving Artists and the Fort Worth Jaycees.

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Margaret “Meg” Schemine

AZLE-Margaret “Meg” Schemine passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the age of 69.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Margaret was born Saturday, September 16, 1950 to Tom and Ruth Miller in Columbus, Ohio. She loved knitting, writing cards and helping anyone and all who needed her help. She loved her children and her family and did everything for others and not for herself. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Margaret is preceded in death by her father, Tom Miller; son, Robert Maddux; and sister, Eydie Schemine.
Survivors: Spouse, Stefan Schemine; daughter, Samantha Sims and husband, Billy Sims Jr.; mother, Ruth Miller; grandson, Zachary Hill; grandson, Thomas Sims; great grandson, Jimmy Hill; granddaughter, Shelby Stansbury; great grandson, Ezykiel Lee Stansbury; great granddaughter, Kaydance Rose Stansbury; grandson, Adam Stansbury; granddaughter, Cheyenne Madddux; and many friends.

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Edward “Eddie” Owens

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS-Edward “Eddie” Owens passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at the age of 69.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County, Eddie Owens Scholarship Fund, 5809 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76119.
Edward Phillip Owens was born Sunday, July 16, 1950 in Brady, Texas to the late Alvin and Mary Owens. Eddie graduated from Brady High School in 1969. He began his electrical career in 1973 with Dodd’s Electric. He moved to Fort Worth in 1989 and worked for Harter Electric where he worked until joining his son, Coty at Coty Owens Electric where he spent the remainder of his career. He served on the IEC committee for several years in Apprenticeship and Training. He loved hunting, fishing, cooking and restoring old cars. Eddie was a beloved dad, friend and mentor. He cherished his family and friends. He was a great cook, avid hunter and a genuine “car guy”. He was a man of conviction who believed what he believed, felt what he felt and always stood firm.
Eddie is preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Mary Owens; and brother, Daniel Alvis Owens.
Survivors: Son, Shane Owens and wife, Denise; daughter, Jill Owens; son, Coty Owens and wife, Beth; son, Clay Owens; sister, Wanda Rennie and husband, Bill; grandson, Logan Owens; granddaughter, Keairra Owens; grandson, Justin Owens; grandson, Tucker Owens; granddaughter, Kaity Mae Owens; granddaughter, Jacey Owens; grandson, Khyston Carroll; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; five step grandchildren; and many special friends, buddies and colleagues.

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

Javier “Jerry” Rabago

FORT WORTH-Javier “Jerry” Rabago passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the age of 52.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the funeral home.
Rosary: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Jerry was born Tuesday, April 18, 1967 to the late Genaro and Beatriz Rabago in Del Rio, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Genaro Rabago, Jr.
Survivors: Wife, Martha Cecenas Rabago; son, Javier Zachary Rabago and wife Erica; son, Joshua Rabago; sister, Beatriz Browning and husband, Max; brother, Alberto Rabago; brother, Jose Luis Rabago and wife, Aracely; brother, Armando Rabago and wife, Melinda; brother, Andres Rabago and wife, Olga; sister-in-law, Debbi Rabago; grandchildren, Karbon and Asher Rabago; thirteen nephews; and many friends.

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Robert “Bobby” Leon Wilson

FORT WORTH-Robert “Bob” “Bobby” Leon Wilson passed away Friday, December 13, 2019 at the age of 70.
Celebration of life: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2019 at El Rancho Grande, 1400 North Main St., Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bob’s honor to the Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76103 or to Red Fern Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 201255, Denver, Colorado 80220
Robert Leon Wilson was born Tuesday, January 11, 1949 to the late Tom and Flora Wilson in Greenville, Texas. Bob was known for his sense of humor, charm, wit, and good looks. He was loved by everyone. Bob loved animals and was very involved in rescue. He loved watching football, including NFL and college. His favorite teams included the Cowboys, Saints, and Alabama. He had a passion for Corvettes, owning several, including a 1963 split-window coupe. He graduated from North Side High School in 1967 and was voted “Most Handsome.” Bob owned a Pepperidge Farm franchise and delivered bread products in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to many grocery stores for more than 30 years. He also owned a franchise of Donut Palace and a dog boarding and grooming business. Bob was a Baptist and faithfully attended church his entire life. Bob was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Daughter, Amy Brimberry and husband, Andrew; daughter, Miley Joyce and husband, Tommy; granddaughters, Elizabeth Markum, Brooke Brimberry, Caroline Joyce and Navi Joyce; nephews, Brett Sly and wife, Beth, Chris Sly, and Corey Sly and wife, Darla; sister, Louann Wilber; and many friends.

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(817) 335-4557

William “Bill” Edward Wallace

FORT WORTH-William “Bill” Edward Wallace passed away peacefully Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the age of 91.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 1 hour prior to service time.
Bill was born Saturday, November 3, 1928 to the late Newton and Georgia Wallace in Fort Worth, Texas. He served in the US Army. He retired from Bell Helicopter after 36 years of dedicated service. He was a Mason, Shriner, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of the Musicians Union and played at Guys & Dolls Ballroom and the Shrine Band. Bill enjoyed his time at the Benbrook Senior Club.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Newton and Georgia Wallace; wife, Carrie Wallace; brother, Robert Wallace; and daughter, Kathy Moshier.
Survivors: Daughter, Donna Beck; and numerous friends.

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Leslie Lowell Byrd

MILLSAP-Leslie Lowell Byrd, was born in his parents’ home in Millsap, Texas on Thursday, October 3, 1940. Seventy-nine years later, on December 9, 2019, in that same house, while surrounded by praying family, he left this earth to rejoice with his Savior, Jesus, in Heaven. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church in Mineral Wells, Texas.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Lowell’s family requests donations be made to the Builders for Christ ministry or to the Africa Missions ministry at Calvary Baptist Church. Donations to these organizations may also be made via paypal- gracegirl1212@gmail.com.
Lowell spent his life following the word of God closely and striving to share the Gospel of Christ with anyone who would listen. He was ordained as a Baptist Deacon in 1971 and held the ordination until his passing. His greatest desire was for all those he knew and loved, as well as those he didn’t know, to accept the grace of God’s salvation.
He began farming alongside his parents as a young boy; most notably raising turkeys and showing them in stock shows across the state of Texas. His passion for agriculture and being outdoors continued throughout his life. He greatly enjoyed fishing and golf, especially when his family could join him. He instilled a love of gardening and working with one’s hands in the hearts of his children and grandchildren.
In addition to being a successful farmer, Lowell had a long career in the glass industry; including owning his own company, Byrd Glass, in Millsap before retiring as a Glazier Instructor from Binswanger Glass in 2004 after 23 years of service to the company. He proudly served on the National Glazier’s Board and is well remembered by those who worked beside him through the years.
Lowell was faithfully dedicated in service to the Millsap community and countless others throughout his lifetime. He held positions on the Millsap ISD school board, the Millsap Water Supply board, and on the Millsap Farmers CO-OP board. He was a longtime booster of the local FFA chapter and was a mentor to many people. After his retirement from the glass industry, Lowell and his wife, Luan, spent 6 years traveling with Builders for Christ helping to build churches in various parts of the country. He was overjoyed at the opportunity to be God’s hands and feet.
Preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Lucile Byrd.
Survivors: Lowell is survived by his adoring wife of nearly 60 years, Dorcas Luan Byrd; He is the cherished daddy of Dawne & Jay Steen, Shellie Byrd, and Leslie & Shaun Herring; Lowell was the proud Pop to 17 grandchildren; Danny & Lanessa Cokenour, Brandie & Michael Hall, Cheree & Josh Fox, Julia & Wesley Downs, Kolten McMahon, Payton, Seth, Gracie, Moriah, and Josiah Herring, Jay & Kim Steen, and Zeb Steen; His legacy will live on in the memories of his 11 great-grandchildren: Caleb, Eli, Audrey, Aidan, Alex, Fallyn, Gabby, Gunner, Ivan, Piper, and River; Lowell also leaves behind a sister, Reba Campbell and her family; Brothers-in-Love, Wesley Haggard, Mike (Buzzy) Haggard, Kent Haggard, and Mark Haggard; and Sisters- in-Love, Jean Detmer and Cathy Hudson; as well as an innumerable extended family whom he loved dearly.

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Glenda Melisa “Lisa” Cox

FORT WORTH-Glenda Melisa “Lisa” Cox passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at the age of 51.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Lisa’s memory to the Denton Animal Shelter, 3717 N. Elm Street, Denton, Texas 76207
Lisa was born Wednesday, May 15, 1968 in Fort Worth, Texas to the lateClayton and Glenda Cox. She graduated from Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia. Lisa loved reading and all kinds of animals, especially puppies. She was a loving daughter, sister niece, cousin and friend and will be deeply missed.
Lisa is preceded in death by her mother, Glenda Fresorger; and father, Clayton Cox.
Survivors: Dad, Robert Fresorger and wife, Brenda; brother, James Cox and wife, Angela, Clayton and fiance Anne, Amanda and family; sister, Kim Young and husband, Ricky, Dalyss and family, Clara and family; brother, Shawn Cox and wife, Beth, Matraysa, Lucy and Ian; numerous aunts, uncles cousins and friends.

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(817) 335-4557

Hildegard Erika Rowe

FORT WORTH-Hildegard Erika Rowe passed away peacefully Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the age of 94.
Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation and reception: after the service at Becker home in Benbrook.
Hildegard was born Wednesday, April 1, 1925 to the late Emil And Berda Patzold in Glasendorf, Schlesien. She attended elementary and high school in Germany as well as business college. She had training classes and schools through Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Hildegard retired after working for 20 years with Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Fort Hood. She moved from Germany to Killeen, Texas and then eventually to Fort Worth, Texas where she remained until her peaceful death. Hildegard was always willing to help friends and family with anything they needed. She always put others before herself. Her favorite times were spent with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and family time was her favorite time. She had a sassy sense of humor and was a real “Corker”. Hildegard was also a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Hildegard is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence W. Rowe who was a WWII Veteran; sisters, Elisabeth Michler and Frieda Nafe; brothers, Alfred, Eric, Walter and Herbert Patzold.
Survivors: Daughter, Lydia Wise and husband, Bryan; granddaughter, Kana Keisel and husband, JD; granddaughter, Amelia Billings; granddaughter, Heather Becker and husband, John; great grandchildren, Nathan Billings, Madelynn Billings, Garrett Billings, Jameson Keisel and Addison Keisel.

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

Jack Balderson

FORT WORTH-Jack Balderson passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 at the age of 70.
Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Committal service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Jack was born September 2, 1949 to V. S. “Jack” and Quilla Balderson. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He loved being near the ocean whether it was fishing, boating or just sitting on the beach. He especially loved his vacation home in Tivoli, Texas. Jack loved to sit on his front porch, drink his coffee and watch the deer on his land whether it was early morning or late in the evening. He enjoyed spending time with his family and beloved dogs. Jack will be deeply missed by his family.
Survivors: Wife of 36 years, Annette Balderson; sister, Molly Hayes and husband, George; son, Jack Balderson, Jr. and wife, Anne; son, Joey Balderson; daughter, Jayne Evans and husband, Kris; son, Troy Olsen; granddaughter, Emily Balderson; granddaughter, Eleanor Balderson; grandson, Axel Balderson; granddaughter, Riley Evans; grandson, Kyler Evans; grandson, Bryce Evans; and many friends.

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