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Charles Butler

Dec 05, 1933 - Dec 02, 2023

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Fort Worth, TX

Charles Eugene Butler was born December 5, 1933 in Gordon, Texas. Charles graduated from Gordon High School in 1951. That same year he went to work for Western Electric in Fort Worth, Texas. Charles was drafted into the army in 1955 and served 24 months at Presidio, San Francisco. In 1958, Charles went to work for Wes-Tex Telephone Co-op in Stanton, Texas. Charles served as Co-op manager for 20 years, retiring in 1998. Charles is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty Fuquay Butler, and two son...Read More

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Carol Lynn Black

Feb 25, 1946 - Feb 22, 2024

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Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, Texas- Carol Lynn Black, 77, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Service: 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024, with a visitation prior in Mount Olivet Chapel. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2024, in Mount Olivet's Breyley Room. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Carol was born on February 25, 1946, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was a devout Methodist and member of The Rainbows and Eastern Star. She studied nursing at TCU and became an LVN. She worked 20 years as a dedicated caregiver in Kokomo, Indiana, home of her husband's family. Carol will be remembered as a very selfless and giving person, always putting others needs before hers. She is preceded in death by her husband, F. David Black. Carol is survived by her brother, Doug Nelms and wife, Tracey; her nephew, Nick Nelms; close cousins, Brant Austin, Greg Austin and wife, Linda, and Mary Johnson and husband, Ed.

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Olen Carroll Rutherford

Apr 30, 1960 - Feb 20, 2024

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Fort Worth, TX

Olen Carroll Rutherford passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in a Fort Worth hospital at the age of 63. Please check back for service and obituary information. To to the family or in memory of Olen Carroll Rutherford, please

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Jaime Cruz Marquina

Died : Feb 21, 2024

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Fort Worth, TX

Jaime Cruz Marquina falleció el 21 de Febrero de 2024, en Fort Worth, TX.Al Señor Jaime le sobreviven su esposa, Cita Contreras de Garland Tx.Sus hijos: Steven Cruz, Salvador Cruz y Mateo Cruz. El Servicio de Velación será de 12 de la tarde a 1 de la tarde el Viernes 1 de Marzo de 2024, en la Capilla de Williams Funeral Directors, el Rosario se llevará a cabo a las 1 de la tarde en la misma locación. Su último descanso se llevará acabo en el Cementerio Garland Memorial Park, en Garland Tx.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Jaime Cruz Marquina, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial DonationThere are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Donna Kay Stewart

Aug 20, 1946 - Feb 20, 2024

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Fort Worth, TX

Donna Kay Stewart stepped from the bonds of her earthly body and into the presence of her Lord on February 20, 2024 at the age of 77. Donna is survived by her son, Jeff Stewart, her daughter Shannon Morris and husband Bobby, as well as her granddaughters, Laramie Rivera and husband Chris, Julianna Morris, and Willow Stewart; and her great-granddaughters Evie and Mia. Donna is preceded in death by her husband Don Stewart, her mother Mary Elizabeth Wilson, and her father William Wilson as well as her sisters Patsy, Sandra, and Billy. The youngest of four sisters, Donna was born on August 20, 1946 and graduated from Tech High School in Fort Worth. She and her husband met for their first date, and as the story has been told, Don went home and told his mother that night that he met the woman he was going to marry. They married a few months later and built a love that would last forever. Friends and family knew Donna as a woman of faith and a fantastic cook who worked tirelessly to ensure that her church family was fed the best of her cooking on church work-days and fellowship meetings and that her home family was fed physically and spiritually. She was a true servant of our Lord who cared deeply for others and was quick to step up when someone needed help. Donna was also an avid gardener with the greenest thumb anyone could have. She could take a stick and grow it into a magnificent plant. She new the names of most every type of plant that grew in her flowerbeds and those she couldn’t remember or read wrong, she made up. Donna’s funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28 at 9:30 AM, followed by her internment at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 11:30 AM. Donna’s funeral at Shannon’s Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel and her son-in-law, Bobby will officiate. All are welcome to attend both the funeral and the internment as we celebrate the life of this great woman. The family would like to thank all of those who have poured out their condolences and prayers for comfort - they have been felt- as well as each of you in attendance at this service. Your love and presence is a reminder for us of her love for others and blesses everyone who knew and loved her.

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Melinda Ann Mason

Jun 01, 1947 - Feb 22, 2024

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Fort Worth, TX

Melinda Ann Mason was born June 1, 1947, in Ballinger, Texas, to Weyman Bryant Mason and Jessie Mae (Terry) Mason, joining the family as the third child, after Marilyn Terry Mason and Russell Terry Mason. She was soon to be joined by a younger sister who became her lifelong best friend, Martha Alice Mason. Born into a family who valued hard work and creativity, Melinda nurtured a love of God’s creation throughout her lifetime. A painter, musician, writer, illustrator, and consummate professional, Melinda always had a story to share and did it with flair.At Ballinger High School, Melinda painted backdrops for prom, sang “The Little Brown Church in the Vail” in nursing homes alongside her siblings, played clarinet in the band, and twirled with the majorettes. Growing up with the family florist shop attached to their home, Melinda developed an innate love for the beauty of flowers.In her first year of college at McMurry College in Abilene, Melinda was cast in theatrical productions and became a member of Theta Chi Lambda women’s social club, founded by her sister Marilyn. She finished her schooling at North Texas State University, studying advertising design and business. Whether designing an album cover for the college’s lab band (1969) or drawing a caricature of her friends and family, Melinda’s artistic prowess was the stuff of legend.After college, Melinda answered the call of duty and joined the United States Navy. As an officer stationed in Washington, DC, she leveraged her marketing skills to bolster the Navy’s recruitment efforts. At the end of her service, she joined the US Naval Reserves, where she served faithfully until her retirement. Whether shopping for dolls for her nieces while on assignment in Japan or climbing a rope ladder up the side of a ship in the Panama Canal, Melinda was up to the challenge.Melinda held marketing positions in Washington, DC (where she designed the first graphical representation of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum layout), and Minter’s Department Store in Abilene, TX, before settling at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She was hired by men who doubted that the newspaper really needed marketing, much less that a woman could do it. Determined to prove her worth, she dedicated 34 years of her professional life to embedding the Star-Telegram as a must-have partner within the Fort Worth community. From hanging the Star-Telegram banner at boxing matches at the civic center, to emblazoning their logo across the backs of thousands of Cowtown Marathon shirts, to serving on the board of the Fort Worth Opera, Melinda was the face of the Star-Telegram in Fort Worth. If you were a particularly engaged member of the community, you might find yourself featured in one of Melinda’s “Socialeyes” columns, or nominated for one of the Star Awards, which she managed. One of Melinda’s prize achievements was a series of author events, where she packed Bass Hall with Star-Telegram readers who claimed free tickets to see their favorite authors in person. There was no idea too big that Melinda couldn’t make it happen.And yet, Melinda did far more than work. She amassed a portfolio of canvases—oils and watercolors depicting her family, her pets, her environs, and stunning close-ups of flowers that would rival a Georgia O’Keefe. She found inspiration in the bold, whimsical designs of Mary Engelbreit and Jim Shore, filling her home and garden with color. Her home was her sanctuary, which she named Dove Cottage after the birds who frequented the branches of her towering hedge of ligustrom. Her siblings, nieces, nephews, and their friends found sanctuary there too, enjoying Melinda’s spare bedroom along with an inside track for tickets to Six Flags, Casa Mañana, Rangers games, Bass Hall, and the Texas State Fair. She didn’t cook much (she’d rather take you out for a steak and a glass of wine, then breakfast at Rise ‘n Shine), but she made a mean meatloaf, and her quiche was legendary in the neighborhood.At family gatherings, Melinda was known to burst into song (and sometimes dance), joined soon after by her siblings, all singing in harmony. She was completely devoted to her yorkies, Shessie, Blue, Annie, Emily, and Bella, her morkie Ivy, her parents’ spaniel Buffy, and her cat Scruffy. Melinda trained each little one in a variety of essential tricks: saying their prayers, going over and under, dancing, spinning, rolling over, speaking. She was equally committed to training any visiting family member’s dogs.Melinda started each morning with a cup of coffee and the newspaper. In her working days, she inspected every sponsorship. After retirement, her focus was entirely on the crossword, jumble, and cryptograms. Melinda wrote many books, albeit mostly in her head. She began a book of poetry that embraced her passion for birds and art, inspired by the dove whose call sounded, to Melinda, like it was saying, “Who cooks for you?” She completed a mystery novel, which she never let anyone read, and had plans for a series of illustrated children’s books. The story of her life could be found in lengthy emails and text messages to her family and friends, describing in magnificent detail her latest meal or bird sighting or excursion to Candleridge Park, where she spent hours walking with her boyfriend Sarge, a Chinese swan goose who followed her faithfully around the lake.Melinda was a committed member of Christ Church Assembly of God (later renamed Movement City Church). Her faith carried her through life’s challenges and she found comfort in her community of ladies who worshipped, studied, and fellowshipped together.Melinda was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Marilyn, and Marilyn’s husband Brian Schwamkrug. She is survived by Marilyn’s children Lisa Schwamkrug of Dallas and Kyle Schwamkrug of Austin; her brother Russell and his wife Gloria of Lorenzo, and their children Kefalari Mason of Menands, NY, and Melissia Mason of Troy, NY; her sister Martha and her husband Roger Bailey, and their children Jay Bailey and Brittany Bailey and Jay’s daughter Brinley, all of San Angelo; her pups Bella and Ivy; numerous cousins; and many adoring lifelong friends from Ballinger, the Navy, work, and church.The family will remember Melinda at a service in her hometown of Ballinger, where she will be laid to rest alongside her parents in Old Runnels Cemetery. Rather than sending flowers, plant some in your own garden and remember Melinda fondly each time you look at them, or donate in Melinda’s memory to the church or animal rescue charity of your choice.A graveside service will be held at Old Runnels Cemetery in Ballinger, Texas, on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., with Roberrt Dillard officiating.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Melinda Ann Mason, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Alicia Veronica Castro

Mar 08, 1967 - Feb 19, 2024

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Fort Worth, TX

FORT WORTH - Alicia Veronica Castro, 56, went home to be with her heavenly Father on Monday, February 19, 2024. Memorial Service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Mount Olivet Chapel, 2301 N. Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76111. Alicia was born on March 8, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois to Rogelio Rubio and Veronica (Becky) Castillo-Ruiz. Alicia was a pastor and member of Frontline Family Worship Center, a devout woman of God and a pillar in her community. A Proverbs 31 woman to her family and loving husband, Pete Castro, Sr., of 42 years. Alicia will be remembered for her bold teachings of faith, for being a lighthouse to those who knew her, always seeking and putting God first, and for being so full of life. She enjoyed going for rides with her husband on his Harley, summer vacations by the beach, and going to eat at Pappasito's. Alicia was a doting mother to her 3 sons, Pedro, Jr. (Emily), Rogelio (Jessica), and Joshua. She was an active Mimi to her 11 grandchildren, Abraham Castro, Jasmine Castro, Adreena Castro, Joshua Armani Castro, Alicia Marie Castro, Autumn Castro, Jaxson Castro, Brody Castro, Jaylen Castro, Liam Castro, Arya Castro; and a wonderful sister to Michael Castillo (Melinda), Margarita Rubio, Rogelio Rubio (Isabel), and Rogelio Rubio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rogelio Rubio and Veronica (Becky) Castillo-Ruiz, and sister, Eileen N. Flores.

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Melio Ray Sanchez

Dec 27, 2023 - Feb 18, 2024

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Fort Worth, TX

FORT WORTH - Melio Ray Sanchez passed away peacefully in the embrace of family on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Greenwood Memorial Park. Melio was born on December 27, 2023, to parents, Cynthia Segura and Reni Sanchez, joining sibling, Alayna Segura. Despite his short time with us, he was deeply loved and brought immense joy to everyone around him. Melio will be forever remembered and loved by his adoring family and especially his parents, Cynthia and Reni; his sibling, Alayna; his grandparents, Jorge and Norma, Osvaldo and Marisela; maternal great-grandmother, Basilia Molina; and paternal great-grandfather, Jose Sanchez; uncles and aunts, Isaac, Yvette, Alexandria, Ariana, Juan, Lisandro, and Daniel; and cousins, Izyk and Arya.

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Kurt Loren Peterson

Jan 05, 1960 - Feb 13, 2024

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Fort Worth, TX

Kurt Loren Peterson, 64, born the fifth of five boys on January 5, 1960 in Lansing, Michigan, passed away on February 13, 2024, in Fort Worth. Kurt was a proud attendee and lifelong, die-hard fan of Michigan State University, bleeding green and white. However, after being set up with Shirley Kiesling on a date at a bowling alley, he married her in 1980 and they moved to Texas. He was a hard worker and had a long, successful career with Republic National Distributing Company, spending his last 11 years with them as Texas State Marketing Manager. Outside of work, Kurt loved to travel with his wife and play golf, both for the game itself and the time it gave him with his favorite golf buddies. He never met a stranger and loved to have fun, most of all with his grandchildren, regularly plying them with candy and treats. Kurt was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Renee Peterson, and parents, Elmer and Barbara Peterson. He is survived by his daughter, Chelsea Petty and husband Dane; grandchildren Will, Miranda, Sam and Olivia; brothers Eric and wife Susan, Thom and wife Karin, Gary and wife Mary Ann, and Lee and wife Michelle. He will also be missed by his in-laws Ricky and Sherry Goodrich, Tom Kiesling, and nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will take place Wednesday, February 21st, at 11am at his home church, Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth and he will be laid to rest later in a private ceremony beside his beloved wife at Azleland Cemetery and Memorial Park in Azle, Texas. To to the family or in memory of Kurt Loren Peterson, please

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Edward McIntosh

Sep 05, 1942 - Feb 09, 2024

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Fort Worth, TX

Edward McIntosh, age 81 passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024. A celebration of life with family & friends for Edward will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Morris-Bates Funeral Home, 1700 EVANS AVENUE, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

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Matthew Curtis Lisenbe

Apr 12, 1984 - Jan 27, 2024

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Fort Worth, TX

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Matthew Curtis Lisenbe, of Fort Worth, Texas on January 27, 2024, at the age of 39 years. Matthew leaves behind his mother, Denise Lisenbe of Fort Worth, Texas; his father Samuel Lisenbe and step-mother Ramona Lisenbe of Fort Worth, Texas ( currently residing in Falls Church, Virginia). Matthew also leaves behind, a step-brother, several aunts, uncles and cousins from Texas to Alabama, Nevada and California; along with a wealth of friends that span the states of Texas to Georgia and beyond. He is preceded in death by his Fraternal Grandparents: Carolyn and Curtis Lisenbe, and Maternal Grandparents Evelyn and Robert Champagne. Born on April 12, 1984 in Fort Worth Tx, Matthew was a beloved son and friend, touching the lives of many with his warm heart. He will be remembered for his sarcastic sense of humor ,his smile that lit up the room and brightened your heart as well, the sound of his infectious laughter and those beautiful blue eyes that would melt your heart. "You filled the world with special joy and happiness untold. You had a loving heart of gold. That's why it's hard to face the world And know you won't be there, lighting up life so warmly with Your smile beyond compare. The memories you've left behind grow sweeter by the day. But you are missed more than any words can ever say." Graveside Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2024 at 1:00 pm to be held at: Laurel Land Memorial Park 7100 Crowley Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76134 In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to Colorectal Cancer Alliance in honor of Matthew Lisenbe.

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