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Helen Veal

Apr 26, 1927 - Nov 08, 2023

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Weatherford, TX

Helen Marie Veal, 96, of Weatherford, Texas passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at her home. Helen was born at home in rural Johnson County, Texas on April 26, 1927.Helen grew up a farm girl, graduated from Godley High School and played as a guard on the school's 6 person women's basketball team.After high school, Helen married John Veal, a returning World War 2 veteran and Bronze Medal recipient of the US 36th Division on January 15, 1946. Following John's re-enlistment in the U. S. ...Read More

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Carlos Dean Meinerts

Jul 21, 1944 - Feb 25, 2024

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Weatherford, TX

Carlos Dean Meinerts, 79, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024, in Weatherford, Tx. Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2024, at White's Funeral Home Chapel in Springtown, Tx. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 29, 2024 at White's Funeral Home Chapel in Springtown, Tx, Interment: Cottondale Cemetery in Cottondale. Full obituary to follow. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Stephen Murphy Newberry

Jan 09, 1945 - Jan 31, 2024

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Weatherford, TX

Stephen Murphy “Steve” Newberry, 79, passed away on January 31, 2024 in Weatherford Steve was born January 9, 1945 in Mineral Wells; son of Lawrence and Ruby Gladys (Owens) Newberry. In his younger years, he was a truck driver. During that time he acquired the “CB Handle of Red.” This would go on to stick as a nickname for many throughout his life. Steve worked at Antelope Oil & Tool for nearly 15 years before his retirement. Over the years, he would acquire many friends; and could often be found during happy hour visiting with his friends at El Paseo in Mineral Wells. He was a simple man, and in true Texas fashion he had an affinity for all things western. He enjoyed spending time in his recliner and watching re-runs of the Rifleman, Gunsmoke, and Bonanza. While he had many joys in life, his first love was his family. He loved to spend time talking with his sons and daughter-in-law. One of the things that the family will remember most fondly about Steve is his great sense of humor. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Timothy Newberry; brothers, Mike Newberry and Kenneth Newberry; and one sister, Jean Polston, who passed away after Steve’s passing but prior to the publication of this obituary. Survivors include his children, Stephen Murphy Newberry, Jr., Vicky Hill, Eric Newberry (Cori), and Jason “Opie” Newberry (Jeannie); many grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one sister, Jacqueline Phelps. At Steve’s request, no services are planned at this time. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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J.L. Curtis, Jr.

Jul 27, 1938 - Feb 22, 2024

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Weatherford, TX

J.L. Curtis, Jr., 85, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 in Weatherford. Visitation: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2024 in White’s Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Graveside Service: 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Poolville Cemetery. J.L. was born July 27, 1938 in Perrin, son of Joseph Lanham Curtis, Sr. and Opal (Woodard) Curtis. He met the love of his life, Juanda Juanell Dumis and they were married on September 20, 1957 in Weatherford. They would go on to spend 66 happy years together raising their family. J.L. proudly and bravely served in the United States Navy during the Korean Era. He would go on to retire from the Navy after 24 years at the rank of Yeoman First Class, and would work for an additional 25 years in the computer industry. J.L. may have been a computer programmer by trade, but his passion was farming. He loved to raise vegetables and sell them at the Farmer’s Market. He also enjoyed trips to the casino to play blackjack. Of all of the things that J.L. enjoyed in life, his first love was his family. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the light of his life, and one of his favorite pass-times was giving the grandkids a ride on the tractor. He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Colton Curtis; and four sisters. Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Juanell Curtis; children, Cris Curtis (Dalayna), Cathy Curtis-Russell (Scott), and Craig Curtis; grandchildren, Matthew Chatham (Vanessa), Ryan Russell (Channing), Cale Curtis (Lisa), and Megan Isenhower; great-grandchildren, Carime, Angel, Nicolas, Mia, Elliott, Kora, Hazel, and Stetson; and a host of extended family members and friends. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Teresa Jo Claunch

Mar 04, 1965 - Dec 30, 2023

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Weatherford, TX

Teresa Jo Claunch, 58, passed away peacefully with family by her side and went to be with her Lord, December 30, 2023. Teresa was born March 4, 1965 in Weatherford, Texas to William Perry and Rochelle Fern Claunch. She knew Weatherford as her hometown for most of her life. Teresa began her work in retail while still in High School. Along with playing the trumpet in high school, she also learned to play the accordion and piano. Teresa married and gave life to her two children, Kenny Ray and Patricia, whom she raised in Weatherford. She worked as a caregiver for the elderly before retiring. She lived with her son and beloved pet, "Baby girl". She was known as a kind, compassionate and just ''plain nice lady''. Teresa was respected by all who knew her. She loved the outdoors and especially watching the wonderous beaty of sunrise and sunsets. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Kay Marie Askins; parents, William Perry and Rochelle Fern Claunch; sisters, Kimberly Carr, Debra Lynn and Mary Claunch; and brothers, Samuel Benjamin Claunch and Daniel Jason Claunch. Teresa is survived by her son, Kenneth Ray Askins, Jr. of Weatherford; pet, Baby girl; grandchildren; sisters, Susan Claunch of Santo, Texas, Laurie Wallace and husband, Kevin from Joshua, Becky Hutchison of Glen Rose, Texas and Carol Wanamaker and husband, William of Spencer, Tennessee; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. To to the family or in memory of Teresa Jo Claunch, please

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James Randolph Williams

Sep 19, 1950 - Feb 19, 2024

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Weatherford, TX

James Randolph Williams transitioned from this earthly journey on Monday, February 19, 2024, at the age of 73. Condolence messages celebrating his life may be submitted on the Tribute Wall. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects during the funeral service honoring James' life, at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2024, at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel, in Weatherford, Texas, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Thomas E. "Cotton" Dooley

Jul 30, 1926 - Feb 17, 2024

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Weatherford, TX

Weatherford - Thomas E. "Cotton" Dooley, 97, passed on February 17, 2024, at Holland Lake Care Center. Tom was born on July 30, 1926, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to parents George R. Key and Vera M. Blackerby. Tom served bravely in the United States Army during WWII and the Korean war. He was a member of the World War II museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tom enjoyed helping others but most of all, Tom loved spending time with his family. He was an auto mechanic and worked for the Police Department of Fort Worth, Texas. He was a home builder and was employed at AT&T and Wal-Mart. Tom is preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Dooley; parents, George Key, and Vera Blackerby, his granddaughter Whitney Snelson; and all his siblings. He is survived by his five children, Sherry and husband Jim Lee, Brenda and husband Roy Snelson, Thomas Bradley and wife Patti Dooley, Ray and Sandra Dooley, and Roy A. Dooley; thirteen grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.

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Rodney L. Miner, Sr.

Sep 17, 1944 - Feb 19, 2024

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Weatherford, TX

Rodney L. Miner, Sr., passed from this earthly life on Monday, February 19, 2024, at the age of 79. Born on September 17, 1944, in Los Angeles, California, he was the cherished son of John Wright and Gladys Faye Miner. Known for his craftsmanship, Rodney was the proud owner of Rod's Custom Floors. His passion for music resonated through his skilled guitar playing. Rodney found joy in the simplicity of life, whether it was working on cars, spending time with animals, indulging in his tinkering hobbies, or perfecting the art of barbecuing. His love for antiquities added depth to his appreciation for the past.Rodney leaves behind his devoted wife, Cheryl J. Miner, of Weatherford, Texas; his daughter and fiancé, Debbie Wall and Greg Schweizer; his daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Brent Wilburn; his son and daughter-in-law, Rodney, Jr. and Shelley Miner. He will be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren: Chase Brickey, Chaley Sims, Meagan Plowman, Cayden Wall, Kaylee Miner, and Cruz Wilburn. Rodney's memory will also be cherished by his siblings: Margaret Secrest, Susan Reid, Marilyn Statum, Glen Miner, and Julie Zehner. His presence will be deeply missed by all who were touched by his warmth and kindness.Rodney was preceded in death by his son, Donald Piantanida.A funeral service honoring Rodney's life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford, Texas, followed by interment at East Greenwood Cemetery.Friends and family are invited to pay their respects during the visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024, at the funeral chapel.

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Jose Guadalupe (Lupe) Leon Almanza

Apr 20, 1953 - Feb 15, 2024

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Weatherford, TX

Jose Guadalupe (Lupe) Leon Almanza passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on February 15, 2024.Lupe was born in Guanajuato, Mexico as the oldest of nine children born to Jose Jesus Leon and Ana Almanza. Lupe met Carolina Mendoza, the love of his life in 1970 at the age of 17.They married December 17, 1971, and began a 52-year journey together that produced six kids (four girls, two boys).In 1978, Lupe moved to the United States with the hope of providing a better life for his family. Lupe eventually settled down in Weatherford, Texas and began working at Iron Skillet, where he worked hard and dutifully for over 40 years.He was reunited with his family when he was able to bring them to Weatherford, Texas in 1992.After two strokes and a devastating dementia diagnosis in 2021, Lupe was cared for at home by his amazing wife; daughter, Gabriela; and three of his grandchildren.He loved to cook, listen to music, scratch lottery tickets, and spend time with his grandchildren. Lupe accomplished his dream to provide a better life for his family, and for him we are forever grateful.Lupe is survived by his loving wife, Carolina; four daughters, Rosa (Eduardo) Marin, Ana (Noel) Padilla, Gabriela Leon, and Diana (Jacob) Sigman; sons, Jesus Leon and Guadalupe Leon; grandchildren, Adrian and Alyssa Hernandez, Kylie Gomez, Kailyn Sigman, Karina and Alex Marin, Osvaldo, Bryan, and Noel (Sierra) Padilla, Ivan, Jose, and Natalie (Josh) Aguilar, Miguel and Israel Leon, Adam Robles, and Jesus and Carolina Leon; nine great-grandchildren; five brothers; three sisters; six brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and sixty-seven nieces and nephews.Lupe was preceded in death by his parents, Jose Jesus Leon and Ana Almanza; father-in-law, Asuncion Mendoza; granddaughter, Alexandra E. Hernandez; nephew, Alberto Leon, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Alfredo Mendoza.Our family would like to give special thanks to HSC's Center for Older Adults in Fort Worth, for the wonderful care he received. And special thanks to the nurses, aides, and other staff at Amedisys Hospice for helping make Lupe comfortable in his final weeks.Donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.To honor Lupe's life, the family is holding a visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 21, 2024, at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 North Elm Street, Weatherford, Texas 76086. The Rosary will begin at 6:00 p.m.The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, February 22, 2024, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Rd, Weatherford, Texas.

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Shirley Anne Tedford

Apr 05, 1938 - Feb 14, 2024

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Weatherford, TX

WEATHERFORD - Shirley Anne Tedford, who departed this life on February 14, 2024, at the age of 85, surrounded by family, due to complications from a stroke. Visitation: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Memorial Suite B, 3344 White Settlement Rd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, followed by a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. in Greenwood Memorial Park. Born on April 5, 1938, in Dallas Texas, to Jerome Davis (J.D.) Reynolds and Mildred Reynolds, whom she loved dearly. Shirley came from large families and multiple generations of Texans, growing up in the Dallas area. Shirley attended Irving High School where she first met her life-long sweetheart Jerry Mann Tedford. Shirley and Jerry married in 1955 in Irving, following her early graduation, and remained happily married for 68 years. They started their family soon after, in 1957. Eventually moving to Bedford, Texas in 1964 to raise their family. In 1996, after retirement, they moved to Weatherford, Texas where they remained. Shirley was a dedicated wife, mother, grand-mother, great grand-mother, and friend. Her love knew no bounds, touching the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her smile and her laugh were infectious. She was tireless in nurturing and supporting her loved ones, creating a happy home rich in love and kindness. She was a person of quiet, patient and tolerant faith, and ensured that her family understood the importance of faith in her life and in theirs. Hate was a word she forbid her children from using. For those that knew her well, it is fitting that the Lord called her home on the holiday celebrating love and Ash Wednesday. She loved gardening, wildflowers, and making things grow. She loved feeding her birds, who's species she could name on sight. She was a voracious reader, and could talk widely about history, people, places and scripture. She was a great cook, famous for many of her recipes. But, her best role, and the one she cherished most, was Mom and Mema. At this, she was the very best. Shirley is preceded in death by a grandson, Luke Tedford. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Tedford; and her four children and their spouses, Mark Tedford (Teena), Kirk Tedford (Lynn), Julie (Tedford) Henderson (Mark), and Gina (Tedford) McDonald (Trace); and by her six grandchildren, Megan Tedford, Zachary Henderson, Sara (Tedford) Gallivan, Grant Tedford, Haley (Henderson) Milam and Jake MeDonald. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren; Tripp Henderson, June Milam, Trooper Henderson, Brooks Tedford and Ford Milam. Mom's last words were "happy". She wanted us to know she was happy. We have no doubt that Mom will find eternal peace and happiness. And her memory will continue to guide us all as we aspire to live to her loving example. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cook's Children's Hospital.

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Yvonne Marie Ledbetter

Oct 24, 1928 - Feb 12, 2024

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Weatherford, TX

Yvonne Marie Ledbetter, née Decre, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2024, in Weatherford, Texas. She was born on October 24, 1928, in Kalfort-Puurs, Belgium. Yvonne was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles "Dickie" Edward Ledbetter, and their eldest daughter, Margaret Ann Ledbetter Mader.Yvonne is survived by her devoted children, Sharon Sue Jordan and her husband, Gary of Weatherford, and son, Larry Edward Ledbetter and his wife, Sharon Kay of Kennedale. She leaves behind a legacy of love through her grandchildren: Larry Mader, Jr. (Teresa), Jason Ledbetter (Siobhan), Jeremy Ledbetter, Jayme Toolsie (Kevin), and Courtney Rogers (Kyle). Yvonne's numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family also mourn her passing.Growing up in rural Belgium as the daughter of an asparagus farmer, Yvonne's life took a turn during World War II when she met Charles, a US Army technical sergeant stationed in Europe. Their love story blossomed, leading to their marriage in December 1946. Yvonne then immigrated to the United States to begin a new chapter in her life.Residing in Poolville, Texas for many years, Yvonne and Charles raised their family of three before moving to Fort Worth, where she continued to make their house a home. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Weatherford followed by Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Worth. Yvonne will be remembered for her beautiful rock and mint gardens, love of singing, her unique juggling skills, occasional heavy Flemish accent, Christmas sugar cookies, and Thanksgiving dressing, which always sparked a friendly family dispute over the scarce leftovers.Her seemingly boundless energy for her grandchildren was evident as she could often be found in the backyard making mud pies, tossing a wiffle ball, or on rainy days, engaging in card games. Yvonne's warm spirit and love for family created cherished memories that will be passed down through generations. She often said “our family is our life.”In honor of Yvonne's sweet tooth and culinary talents, her famous Granny Ledbetter's Sugar Cookies recipe is shared below:Granny Ledbetter’s Sugar Cookies½ c Butter, unsalted and softened (Granny uses Margarine)½ c Powdered Sugar½ c Sugar (Plus extra for topping)1 Egg? c Oil (Canola or Vegetable)2 c plus 1 Tbsp. Flour½ tsp Baking Soda½ tsp Cream of Tartar½ tsp VanillaIn a mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar together. While beating, add egg and drizzle in oil. Continue to beat, scraping bowl occasionally, until light and fluffy.In the second bowl, sift together flour, soda and cream of tartar. Add flour mixture in small batches to mixture in mixer. Stir in vanilla and mix to combine. Remove bowl from mixture and chill in fridge several hours until very firm.Preheat the oven to 375°F. Shape chilled dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart on a nonstick or greased cookie sheet. Place about ½ cup of sugar (holiday colored, as desired) in a small, flat saucer. Butter the bottom of a flat-bottomed drinking glass. Dip buttered glass in sugar and use to flatten a dough ball. Repeat for all dough balls.Bake for 10 minutes, until done. Cookies should be a light golden yellow color when done.Yvonne’s legacy lives on in the hearts of her family, and her kindness, warmth, and delicious recipes will be cherished and remembered by all who were fortunate enough to know her.A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., in the St. Stephen Catholic Chapel, 211 S. Main St, Weatherford, Texas.In place of flowers, donations can be made to St. Stephen Catholic Church of Weatherford or the Poolville Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 302 Poolville, Texas 76487, designated for the rebuilding of the Poolville tabernacle.

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