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Colleen Colton

FORT WORTH — Colleen Colton, 68, passed away at a Fort Worth hospice after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Her family would like to thank Universal for the gentle and attentive care they gave her.
Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Broadway Baptist Church. Burial: 1 p.m. in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broadway Baptist Church, 305 West Broadway, Fort Worth, Texas 76104; or Guardianship Services, Inc., 603 W. Magnolia Ave., #305, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.
Colleen was born in Fort Worth and graduated from North Texas State University. She also received a master of religious education degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. For 27 years she was the executive director of Guardianship Services Inc. in Fort Worth, a non-profit organization that she helped form. Among many other awards she received, she was the first person to receive the National Master Guardian “Star” Award, the Tarrant Area Gerontological Society’s Leadership Award and was made president emeritus of the Texas Guardianship Association. Through her work at GSI she helped many cognitively impaired elderly and mentally challenged adults who were unable to care for themselves and had no friends or family to assist them.
Colleen had a loving and lively spirit and brought joy to so many people with her kindness, wit and good humor. She loved helping less fortunate people and worshipping with her church, where she was a deacon. She sang in the choir for about 30 years and loved the old, traditional hymns. She led an exemplary Christian life and her favorite scripture was, “What does the Lord require of thee but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with thy God.” Micah 6:8.
Colleen was preceded in death by her dearly loved parents, Leo and Dorothy Colton.
Survivors: Devoted sister, Cynthia “CJ” Colton, who cared for her in her final years; many cousins; and her very supportive family at Broadway Baptist Church, especially the Chancel Choir and the “Journey 4 Life” Sunday school department.

BROWN, OWENS & BRUMLEY
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Condolence Messages

  1. CJ,
    I am so sorry to hear about Colleen’s passing. I have such fond memories of my time as music secretary at Broadway, and the opportunity to work with the two of you as members of the Broadway Chancel Choir.

    Know you are in our prayers,
    Jeff and Mary Jo Parker

  2. Carolyn and Charlie Shapard

    We will always cherish the beautiful memories we have of Colleen, among them the many conversations I had going back and forth to Baylor-Dallas for her treatments. Whether on the road or visiting at home, Colleen and I shared funny stories about mutual friends, talked about all the good things happening at Broadway, reminisced about our work before retirement, enjoyed lunch, prayed together, and laughed out loud over the most ridiculous things! I will miss my beautiful and wise friend more than words can say. CJ, we send love and hugs to you and will always be here for you.

  3. Carolyn and Charlie Shapard

    We will always cherish the beautiful memories we have of Colleen, among them the many conversations I had going back and forth to Baylor-Dallas for her treatments. Whether on the road or visiting at home, Colleen and I shared funny stories about mutual friends, talked about all the good things happening at Broadway, reminisced about our work before retirement, enjoyed lunch, prayed together, and laughed out loud over the most ridiculous things! I will miss my beautiful and wise friend more than words can say. CJ, we send love and hugs to you and will always be here for you.

  4. What a wonderful life, what a beautiful person through and through. She made everything better.
    We are thinking of C. J. and the rest of the family during this time.
    Love
    Carl & Barbara Logan.

  5. C J
    Lynn and I send our condolence’s on the lost of your sister.
    We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    John & Lynn Coxon

  6. Martie Anderson

    CJ,
    I’m so sorry for your loss; sister’s are God’s special gifts to us. Lyndol & I will be praying for you and your family.
    Martie & Lyndol Anderson

  7. C.J., you were so blessed with a wonderful sister. She was my boss for such a short time, but her heart was as big as Dallas! Our community is going to miss her greatly. She will be missed for sure. Prayers for you.

  8. Janette Chambers

    Dear CJ,
    You have been such a good and loving sister to Colleen; I hope that you are comforted by the knowledge of that, as well as by your faith. You have many friends who love you; please count me as one of those. May God bless and uphold you.

    Janette Chambers

  9. Myron and Zoraida Arledge

    Colleen was a wonderful caring person. She always lived by her faith –with a little humor. Prayers and condolences to you CJ

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