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Judith Watkins

Jun 16, 1946 - Nov 15, 2023

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Denton, TX

Judith Roach Watkins, 77 of Denton, Texas passed away on November 15, 2023, in Denton. She was born in Kansas City, MO, on June 16, 1946, to George and Charlotte (Duncan) Roach. She had a charismatic, friendly, easy-going spirit, and was passionate about helping others and the community through her career as a social worker and her active participation in the Democratic party and multiple other local communities. She was full of life, loved by many, and she particularly enjoyed art and gardening...Read More

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Doris Ann McLain

Jan 24, 1940 - Mar 01, 2024

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Denton, TX

Doris Ann McLain, 84, of Denton passed away on March 1, 2024, in Denton. She was born in Denton, Texas, on January 24, 1940, to Charles and Annie Lee Hutchison. After spending her early years in Denton, her family moved to Dallas, where she grew up. Doris graduated from North Dallas High School and moved to Denton to attend North Texas State College (now the University of North Texas). It was during this time when she met Ronnie, and the two were married in 1960. After marriage, Doris dedicated her life to raising her family in guiding them through school and extracurricular activities. As her children grew older, Doris returned to work and also pursued completing her college degree at Texas Woman’s University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science in 1985 and beginning her new career at the TWU Blagg- Huey Library, where she worked until her retirement. After retirement Doris enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grand daughter and great-granddaughters, and was so very excited to recently meet her new great-great-grandson. Doris is survived by her husband, Ronnie McLain of Denton, daughter, Deanna Millican, and husband, Allan of Denton, Tx., son, Rodney McLain, and wife Lori of Denton, Texas, brother, Jim Hutchinson and wife Marilyn, of Plano, granddaughter, Lindsey Lambert, three great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her sister, Charlotte Hutchison, and brother, Charles Hutchison. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 5 PM, until 7 PM at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton, Texas. Funeral services will be held at Denton Bible Church on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton, Texas.

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Joseph Robert Sipos

Dec 14, 1954 - Mar 01, 2024

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Denton, TX

Joseph Robert Sipos from Justin, Tx passed March 1, 2024, at Denton presbyterian Hospital. Joe was born December 14, 1954, and Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York to John and Clara Sipos. He was proceeded by his wife, Faith, both parents and two brothers. Joe was married to Faith Crull, the love of his life on April 7, 1987, in Justin, Texas. He is survived by two sons, Charlie and Ed Sipos of Justin, Texas. Daughter Angela Henry of New York, two stepdaughters, two brothers, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Joe was a truck driver and retired from Chaney Trucking out of Justin Texas. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Graveside services will be held March 4, 2024, at 1 PM at Prairie mound cemetery in Argyle Texas

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Doris Ann McLain

Jan 24, 1940 - Mar 01, 2024

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Denton, TX

Doris Ann McLain, 84, of Denton passed away on March 1, 2024, in Denton. She was born in Denton, Texas, on January 24, 1940, to Charles and Annie Lee Hutchison.After spending her early years in Denton, her family moved to Dallas, where she grew up. Doris graduated from North Dallas High School and moved to Denton to attend North Texas State College (now the University of North Texas). It was during this time when she met Ronnie, and the two were married in 1960.After marriage, Doris dedicated her life to raising her family in guiding them through school and extracurricular activities. As her children grew older, Doris returned to work and also pursued completing her college degree at Texas Woman’s University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science in 1985 and beginning her new career at the TWU Blagg- Huey Library, where she worked until her retirement. After retirement Doris enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grand daughter and great-granddaughters, and was so very excited to recently meet her new great-great-grandson.Doris is survived by her husband, Ronnie McLain of Denton, daughter, Deanna Millican, and husband, Allan of Denton, Tx., son, Rodney McLain, and wife Lori of Denton, Texas, brother, Jim Hutchinson and wife Marilyn, of Plano, granddaughter, Lindsey Lambert, three great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild.She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her sister, Charlotte Hutchison, and brother, Charles Hutchison. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 5 PM, until 7 PM at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton, Texas. Funeral services will be held at Denton Bible Church on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton, Texas.There 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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Peggy Nannette Bills

May 09, 1932 - Mar 01, 2024

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Denton, TX

Peggy Nannette (Castellaw) Bills, 91, of Denton and formerly of Waco and Hubbard, passed away Friday, March 1, 2024 in Denton. Funeral services are pending at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Peggy Castellaw Bills, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Donald B. Deshotels

Oct 12, 1932 - Feb 17, 2024

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Denton, TX

Donald B. Deshotels, a cherished resident of Baton Rouge, Opelousas, and Denton, TX, peacefully passed away on February 17th at the age of 91. His departure has left a profound emptiness in the hearts of all who were privileged to know him, already yearning for his captivating storytelling and contagious laughter.A devout Catholic throughout his journey, Don found immense fulfillment in his roles as a devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather. He treasured every moment spent with his family and friends, cherishing their companionship above all else.From a young age, Don displayed a remarkable talent for athletics, playing Baseball in high school, college, with semi-professional teams, and in the Navy. His adventurous spirit led him to proudly serve in the Navy, where he flew around the world and amassed over 800 hours of flight time, fearlessly navigating through countless perilous moments, which he recounted with great fervor through his vivid storytelling. Don was a life-long golfer who played well into his 80’s. When he could no longer play, Don enjoyed watching others play from the comfort of his recliner in his home that overlooked the 18th green and clubhouse.From his recliner, Don found joy in the simplicity of watching political news networks, listening to Rush on the radio, having a beer, engaging in lively discussions about the latest political debates of the day. Family events revolved around cooking, sharing a hearty meal with loved ones, and telling a story or two. His stories are now our stories to tell in his honor.Don is survived by his children Cheryl Deshotels Cannon, David Deshotels, their spouses Shawn and Cyndi, stepson Karl Mayer, granddaughters Anna, Savannah, and Sydney, step-grandchildren Toni, Libbi, and Grant.He was preceded in death by his beloved wives Cecilia Cormier Deshotels and Emma Jean Mayer Deshotels, and stepdaughter Maureen Boudreaux.Visitation to celebrate Don's life will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, March 9th, followed by services at 11:00 am. Burial will take place at St. George Cemetery in Baton Rouge.In lieu of flowers, have a beer with friends.Family and friends are warmly invited to share their cherished memories, condolences, and messages of comfort on the online guestbook at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com, where they can leave a personal note for the family.Though Don may no longer be physically present among us, his indomitable spirit and enduring legacy will forever be etched in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known him and laughed with him.May he rest in eternal peace in communion with the saints.

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Alberto N. Sanches

Jun 07, 1936 - Feb 25, 2024

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Denton, TX

Alberto N. Sanches passed away on Sunday, February 25th, 2024, in Denton, Texas.Alberto was the seventh of nine children born to Maria do Nascimento Sanches (Nunes) and Vital Silveira Sanches in Rosais, Sao Jorge, Acores, on June 7th, 1936. He came to the United States when he was thirteen years old in December of 1949 with his older brother Joe. His love of cars is what made him want to come to the United States. He lived with his older sister Mary DeSousa and her husband Manual De Sousa in Newman, CA. He worked on the family dairy part time and started driving the dairy truck at the age of 14 while attending high school.He met his wife Jennette Watkins-Wilmirth in Modesto, CA in 1957. They got married in 1958 and had three children, AJ, Lyn, and Julie. Alberto played and coached soccer in San Jose, CA and Half Moon Bay, CA. Additionally, he started a soccer club in Half Moon Bay, CA. He was also a member and officer of The Society of the Divine Holy Spirit (I.D.E.S.) in Half Moon Bay, CA.He worked at Peterson’s Products in Belmont, CA as an Operations Manager until 1977. Then he worked at California Fiberglass as a Vice President until 1981. In 1981 he started his own business. He built a successful business that moved from California to Texas in 1988.He became semi-retired in the mid-nineties. He loved to travel to Sao Jorge Island where he was born. He spent many summers there as part of his retirement. In 1998 he sponsored one of the big festivals in Rosais, Sao Jorge and the whole family traveled out for the event.He was preceded to heaven by his wife Jennette Sanches, mother Maria and father Vital; his brothers: Jonny, Vital, George, Joe, and sisters: Mary, Fatima, and Anamarie. He is survived by his children AJ Sanches of Denton, TX and wife Lilia, Lyn Sanches of Denton, TX and Cindy, Julie Smith of Denton, TX, and husband Darrell, stepdaughter Joelma Serpa of Newman, CA; six grandchildren: Christina Sanches, Karina Garcia, Sarah Reese, Theresa Green, Anna Sanches, and Alberto O. Sanches; as well as eight great grandchildren and many special cousins.While we lost our most beloved dad, many have lost a friend and loved one in him. He has been a rock to many, once you were marked as important to him, he'd be by your side if you needed him. There was so much more to him than just dad, though to us that was his greatest roll - he was also a friend, a cousin, an uncle, and a brother.

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Ruth Ann Hyndman Hickman

Sep 03, 1939 - Feb 27, 2024

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Denton, TX

Ruth Ann Hyndman Hickman passed away in Denton, Texas on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. She was 84 years of age. Ruth Ann was born to Edens Hyndman and Ruth Sutton Hyndman on September 3, 1939 in Corsicana, Texas. The Hyndmans moved to Sherman, Texas in 1940. Ruth Ann graduated from Sherman High School in the class of 1957. She continued her education at North Texas State University, pledged the Alpha Phi sorority, and earned her degree in social studies. She married her husband of 24 years, Gordon R. Hickman on February 23, 1963. She taught social studies at Denton High School from 1965 through 1967 until the birth of her first of three daughters. Ruth Ann was a resident of Denton for 60 years. She was active in the community, enjoying membership in the Denton Benefit League, Ariel Club, and First United Methodist Church of Denton. Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her husband Randy, her parents and brother (Edens Hyndman Jr.), and her daughter Shelly. She is survived by her daughters Eden Hickman Hogan and Ginger Hickman, and son-in-law Brian Hogan. She is also survived by her pride and joy triplet grandchildren, Melanie, Miranda, and Cameron Hogan, as well as their spouses, Thomas and Sarah. Ruth Ann was a warrior in her fight against Parkinson’s disease. Memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Denton on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, and 11:00 a.m., with a visitation with the family at 10:00 a.m. She will then be interred at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Assistance Fund (TAF) tafcares.org Or The Micheal J Fox Foundation give.michealjfox.org

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Ruth Ann Hyndman Hickman

Sep 03, 1939 - Feb 27, 2024

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Denton, TX

Ruth Ann Hyndman Hickman passed away in Denton, Texas on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. She was 84 years of age. Ruth Ann was born to Edens Hyndman and Ruth Sutton Hyndman on September 3, 1939 in Corsicana, Texas.The Hyndmans moved to Sherman, Texas in 1940. Ruth Ann graduated from Sherman High School in the class of 1957. She continued her education at North Texas State University, pledged the Alpha Phi sorority, and earned her degree in social studies. She married her husband of 24 years, Gordon R. Hickman on February 23, 1963. She taught social studies at Denton High School from 1965 through 1967 until the birth of her first of three daughters.Ruth Ann was a resident of Denton for 60 years. She was active in the community, enjoying membership in the Denton Benefit League, Ariel Club, and First United Methodist Church of Denton.Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her husband Randy, her parents and brother (Edens Hyndman Jr.), and her daughter Shelly. She is survived by her daughters Eden Hickman Hogan and Ginger Hickman, and son-in-law Brian Hogan. She is also survived by her pride and joy triplet grandchildren, Melanie, Miranda, and Cameron Hogan, as well as their spouses, Thomas and Sarah.Ruth Ann was a warrior in her fight against Parkinson’s disease. Memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Denton on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, and 11:00 a.m., with a visitation with the family at 10:00 a.m. She will then be interred at Roselawn Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made toThe Assistance Fund (TAF)tafcares.orgOrThe Micheal J Fox Foundation give.michealjfox.org

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Lina Sol Qquel Abaunza

Mar 13, 1960 - Feb 21, 2024

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Denton, TX

"Lina Sol Qquel Abaunza, 63, of Aubrey, TX, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in Denton, TX. Lina was born March 13, 1960, in Nicaragua to Lino and Lylliam (Abaunza) Oquel. Lina enjoyed gardening, knitting, traveling, cooking, and photography. Her favorite, however, was spending time with her precious grandchildren. Lina is survived by her son, Carlos Bendana and his wife, Natalie of Aubrey, TX; three grandchildren, Jazmin, Sofia, and Carlitos Jr.; brother, Lino Oquel and wife Lupita of Aubrey, TX; sister, Patricia Oquel and her husband Bradley Anderson of Pilot Point, TX; and nieces, Renee and Lylliam Oquel. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lino and Lylliam Oquel. Lina’s service will be held Monday, February 26, 2024, at Slay Memorial Chapel in Aubrey, TX, at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton, TX. Online condolences may be shared at www.slaymemorialfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Bradley Shotts and Slay Memorial Funeral Center."

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Juan Carlos Aguilar

Jan 07, 1989 - Feb 10, 2024

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Denton, TX

"Juan Carlos Aguilar, 35, of Little Elm, TX, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024 in Denton, TX. Juan was born January 7, 1989 in Ojai, CA to Carlos Silva and Claudia (Ontiveros) Aguilar. He loved fishing, hunting, dancing, and listening to music. He enjoyed being around family and gatherings. Juan was the friendliest soul who made friends with anyone and everyone and loved to help anyone. He was notorious for quoting movies and knowing every movie. Juan was an animal whisperer and great at training them. Juan is survived by his parents, Carlos and Claudia of Little Elm, TX; son, Isaiah Aguilar; brother, Luis Aguilar; sister, Erika Aguilar; nephew, Zayden Ortega; and niece, Olivia Aguilar. A funeral service will be held at 5:00PM, Friday, February 16, 2024 at Slay Memorial Chapel in Aubrey, TX with Joaquin Penaloza officiating. The visitation will follow the service until 7:00PM. Online condolences may be shared at www.slaymemorialfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Bradley R. Shotts and Slay Memorial Funeral Center."

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