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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 and nephew, Brian Froehlich.
Survivors: Brother, Tim Froehlich and wife, Frances; sister, Susan Rose; cousin, Junell Ernst; and niece, Traci Coomer and husband, Nathan.

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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

Anthony “Tony” Charles Wells

Crowley-After a courageous battle with cancer, Anthony (Tony) Charles Wells, 56, passed away on June 6, 2018 with loved ones by his side.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel with a reception after the service until 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to UT Southwestern Medical Center, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888 or online at engage.UTSouthwestern.edu, select Donate Now and then specify “to support cancer research in memory of Anthony Wells”.
Tony was born on November 13, 1961 in Independence, Kansas to Charles and the late Patty (Yeubanks) Wells. Tony grew up in Bethany, Oklahoma and graduated from Putnam City West High School in 1979. He attended Southern Methodist University and graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1984.
Tony utilized his degree right out of college starting at Texas Instruments. Later in his career, Tony’s talents were needed at Johnson & Johnson in Florida. Relocating back to the area, Tony worked for Alcon and finally Rangaire Manufacturing. He always took pride in his work and built valued friendships that have stood the test of time. Friendships he cherished till the very end.
Tony had a gift and loved working with his hands, a passion he inherited from his father and passed down to his son, Braden. Tony and Braden were recently working to restore Tony’s first car, a 1968 Chevy Camaro. The two also enjoyed fixing older Jet Skis and Sea Doo’s for the lake. He always had a project he was working on and lucky for us he was really good at what he did.
Tony had many fond memories since early childhood of time at the lake with family and friends. Whether it was jumping boat wakes while on skis or a Jet Ski, spending the day on the water is where you would always find Tony. The lake was his second home. The family is very appreciative to ALL of Tony’s family and friends who were able to visit in these final months. Please know the warmth of your love surrounded him in his final moments.
Tony was always known for putting others first and his body will be donated to the UT Southwestern Medical Center Willed Body Program for cancer research in hopes to someday find a cure.
Survivors: Tony is survived by his wife Kimberly of Crowley; his son Braden of Crowley; his father Charles of Mustang, OK; his sister Julie of Allen; his sister-in-law Melinda and nephews Logan and Landon of Allen; as well as many close family and friends.

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

Virginia Barker Collins

Fort Worth-Virginia Barker Collins passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Arlington, TX at the age of 80.
Graveside service: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Virginia was born August 25, 1937 to the late Alden and Aldean Barker in Akron, Ohio. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Children, Ray (Pam) Kilgore, Mitch (Monica), Daniel, Mike (Olga), Danny (Connie), Amy (Bill) Shepard; sister, Brenda (Bob) Pifer; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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

Kathryn “Katie” Bonner Bean

Fort Worth-Kathryn “Katie” Bonner Bean, 93, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, May Day, after a brief stay in hospice.
Memorial service and inurnment will be in October 2018 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75211.
On October 21, 1924, in Bloomington, Texas, Katie was born to the late William K and Jessie Elmira Bonner.
Katie attended nurse’s training at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas in the 1940’s and married Harold Ray Bean on May 27, 1948. She worked at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, as a coding and abstracting clerk in the 1970’s.
Katie was an extraordinary baker, seamstress, gardener, and golfer. Having taken up golf in the late 1970’s, Katie scored four holes-in-one, two of which were during tournament play and were observed by marshals. She was well known for her sourdough French bread, Swedish tea rings, and pecan pie.
Katie was a former member of Western Hills United Methodist Church.
Katie was predeceased by her husband, Harold Ray Bean and sisters, Ann Boyd and husband, James, Edith Sample and husband, Bob, Willie Mae Elliot and husband, Homer, Lola L. Bonner; and brothers, Albert Kay Bonner and John R. Bonner and wife, Eva Mae “Mickey”.
Survivors include sons, William C. Bean and wife, Roxanne, and Robert J. Bean and wife, Amy; daughters, Martha Kathryn Bean and Paula Kay Oredson and husband, Kevin; grandchildren, Keri Bean and husband, Aaron Buchanan, Kirsten Lester, Charlie Bean and wife, Jennifer, Zed Bean and wife, Stephanie, Preston Bean and wife, Megan, Jake Bean and wife, Alison, Tara Kruse and husband, Ryan, Jilliann Gainey and husband, Peter, Aubrey Graham and husband, Brian, Jerren Oredson and wife, Ashlee; great-grandchildren Lane, Kalyn, Boston, Katie, Alexis, Ella, Harlan, Weston, Addison, Avery, Alivia, Roisin, Theo, MaeAmelia, Poseidon, Thalia, Kaeda, Ayden, Austen, Aaren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

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

Buford Leon Crumpton

CRESSON-Buford Leon Crumpton gave up his earthly body and joined his Lord and Savior in heaven on Tuesday, May 22, at the age of 88.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Azleland Cemetery in Reno, Texas
Leon was born September 13, 1929 to the late Joseph and Ora Crumpton in Milford, Texas. He was a self-employed mechanic in Fort Worth for many years until he retired in 2009. He enjoyed hunting, vacationing in Colorado, and watching football and NASCAR.
Leon is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, three sisters, and his loving wife of 70 years, Farra Nell Crumpton, who passed away on September 27, 2015.
Survivors: Son, Jerry Crumpton and wife, Lynda; daughters, Sherry Owens and husband, Larry; Terry Munford and husband, James B.; grandchildren, Stacie Weisberg and husband, Joel; Shelly Wiggins and husband, Zach; Scott Owens and wife, Kathryn; Kevin Owens and wife, Hazel; and Allison Munford; step-grandchild, Laura Owens Saffle; great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Lylah Wiggins; step-great grandchild, Wyatt Saffle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Connie Lynn Bents

FORT WORTH—Connie Lynn Bents passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at the age of 58.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Thursday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment: Connie will be laid to rest in East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.
Connie was born August 8, 1959 to the late Howard Grider and Doris Dickie in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Husband, Paul Bents; son, William Faulknor; daughter, Bridgett Jones and husband, Kenny; daughter, Amanda Tippy and husband, John; step-children, Paul Bents, Sr., Amanda Bents and Candace Bents; grandchildren, Savanna Pedersen, Victoria Sherwood, Kenny Jones, Jr., Justin Jones, Peyton Jones, Dylan Jones, Austin Faulknor, Aubreigh Faulknor, Paul Bents, Jr., Lena Bents, and Adriana Duncan; sister, Vera McDaniel; brother, Perry Grider, Chris Grider,Terry Coomer, and Freddie Coomer; and many nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and friends.

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

William Bryan Bogle

Aledo-William Bryan Bogle passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at the age of 90.
Bryan was born May 7, 1928 in his grandmother’s house in Fort Worth. He was the son of Chester Vernon and Ruth Echols Bogle. Bryan lived in Fort Worth until he was 12, then his family moved to Abilene. He graduated from Abilene High School and later graduated from Abilene Christian University, earning a double degree in math and physics. He joined the US Air Force and completed the Air Force Pilot Training Program, where he received his “wings” and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant.
In 1953, Bryan married the love of his life, Julia Anne Ratcliffe. In 1966, he left the USAF to work as an avionics engineer. After a long and successful career, Bryan retired, and he and Julie moved to Texas.
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Julie Bogle; children Shannon, Kevin, and Erin; 4 grandsons; 9 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.
Donations in Bryan’s honor may be made to either the Prostate Cancer Foundation-https://www.pcf.org/ or the American Heart Association-http://www.heart.org./heartorg/

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

Deborah “Debbie” Barron

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS–Deborah “Debbie” Barron passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the age of 62.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Deborah was born March 21, 1956 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Johnny and Alma Barron.
As most of you know, Debbie’s favorite color was red and we would like for everyone to wear something red for her service.
Debbie is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Alma Barron; and sister, Wanda Adams.
Survivors: Sister, Cathy Elam-Wilson and husband, Jeff; sister, Linda Pelham; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and many friends.

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

Betty Jean Nelson Hanebutt

FORT WORTH–Betty Jean Nelson Hanebutt went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the age of 87.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials: The family requests donations are made to The United Methodist Committee On Relief and Alzheimer’s Association.
Betty was born in Austin, Texas on January 9, 1931 to Jesse and Paul Nelson. She passed away in Alamogordo, New Mexico, surrounded by her son, David Hanebutt and his wife, Sandy.
A long time Fort Worth resident, Betty earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree from Texas Woman’s University, both in Education. After teaching in the Fort Worth ISD, she went into administration and worked as an Assistant Principal at OD Wyatt High School and Principal at Leonard Middle School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Paul Nelson; siblings, Robert Nelson, Paul Nelson, and Lloyd Nelson; and daughter, Danna Hanebutt Ryser.
Survivors: Sons, David William Hanebutt and wife, Sandy, Neal Douglas Hanebutt, and Stephen Lee Hanebutt and wife, Kimberly; siblings, Willeta Ann Guenter Edkins and Marilyn Sturgeon; granddaughters, Rene’ Lynn Hanebutt and Robin Hanebutt Nichols and husband, Matt; and two great-grandsons, Cooper and Tanner.

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