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Mary Eugenia “Gene” Britton

FORT WORTH — Mary Eugenia “Gene” Britton passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the age of 104.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: There will be no visitation.
Mary was born Jan. 24, 1911, to the late Charlie and Lavonia Towson in Terrell. Mary was a master bridge player at the Fort Western duplicate bridge unit 183 and numerous bridge groups.
Survivors: Grandson, Mark Britton and wife, Alison; grandson, David Britton and wife, Robin; granddaughter, Janet Smith; great-grandchildren, Rachael Britton, Sam Britton, Sarah Britton, Elise Britton, Jakob Britton, Britainy Smith and Reagan Smith; daughter-in-law, Becky Britton; family friends, Steve and Matt Sherlip; nieces, Judy Boatright, Helen Purselly and Eileen Bell; and nephew, Jake Britton.

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

Condolence Messages

  1. Accept my condolences. She was “one of a kind”. Left behind a legacy of stories and a loving family.

    Luke, Melissa, Stephanie and, Emily

  2. Fran and I send our condolences to the family of a most beloved lady and wish for peace and comfort to her family and to those who were close to her. Being a fellow bridge player, I met Gene at the competition table many times over the years. She had a genuine wit about her life experiences and the game of bridge. Even though she offered stiff competition, one couldn’t help but admire and like her. My thoughts about her life stories were such to inspire me to compose a book titled “Saga of Gene Britton” published in 2007. She was so proud that these tales were bound together and she distributed many of them to her family and friends. Her presence at the bridge table will be sorely missed but the memories of her will be embellished in our hearts forever. Bye Gene, I will see you later!

  3. Gene and I met on the Wedgwood Bowling Lanes in the late 1950’s … we were on different teams but always enjoyed our friendship. Her husband bought Windsor Lanes located in Houston as an investment, but us bowlers always said “he bought the lanes for her.” We lost contact with each other until we became duplicate bridge players. I loved Gene and her stories. Three of my favorites are
    1) She said she was engaged to some man in West Texas .. she was calling the engagement off and he said he wanted the engagement ring back … she took the diamond out and returned the ring 2) all of
    the jokes about truck drivers and 3) she was sitting at the bridge table waiting for her partner, Steve Shirey, to return … after a few minutes she said “I played so bad he probably went home” … soon he returned and after hearing what she had said … he said jokingly “the car wouldn’t start.” Gene was a joy to all who knew her. When she was over 100 years old she was still wearing high heels … what a Lady!!! Gene was a wonderful wife … his needs always came first. Thank you, Gene, for all the good times and great memories!!!

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