Our Obituaries

Dudley Cloy Gray

June 4, 1931 - November 19, 2017

Dudley C. Gray, June 4, 1931-November 19, 2017Dudley Gray was born on June 4, 1931 in Centralia, Illinois, to Helen and Cloy Gray. His father died when Dudley was 7. His mother remarried, and the family moved to Los Angeles, California.Dudley attended The Harvard School, (now Harvard-Westlake), then a military institution which he enjoyed very much. He was promoted to one of the top ranks in the...
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Enrique B. Rojo

April 10, 1925 - November 18, 2017

Enrique "Henry" Rojo, 92, of Corpus Christi, TX passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his residence in Garland, TX. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and friend to all who knew and loved him. Born in Mexico City, Mexico on April 10, 1925 to Jose and Guadalupe Rojo Becerril, Enrique immigrated to the US as a...
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Dorothy J. Brown

May 5, 1931 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Bettie Walker Queen

March 2, 1925 - November 17, 2017

Bettie Louise Walker Queen, 92, of Dallas passed away Nov. 17, 2017, in Dallas. She was born March 2, 1925, in Irving. She was a 1943 graduate of Irving High School. She and her husband of 69 years, J. Boyd Queen, lived and worked in the East Dallas and Lakewood areas of Dallas. They founded a CPA firm that grew into Queen, Biel and Fisette. She worked side by side with her husband until their...
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Rebecca Kate Snyder

July 12, 1985 - November 16, 2017

Rebecca Goldberg Snyder, 32, was born in Dallas, TX on July12, 1985, to Larry & Carol Goldberg of Plano, TX and passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on November 16, 2017. To Rebecca, there was nothing more important than family. She married the love of her life Edmund Snyder on July 3, 2011, and together set out on a journey to create their own. After many trials and tribulations, Rebecca saw...
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Andrea Alane True

December 17, 1963 - November 15, 2017

On the evening of Sunday, November 12, I was thinking about birthday gifts that I would purchase for Andrea's 54th birthday on December 17 and, for her son (my grandson), Zach's 18th birthday on December 4. On the morning of Wednesday, November 15, Andrea gave up her 8 year battle to her nemesis, colon cancer. Who was Andrea Alane True? She was a bright, witty and loyal woman of many talents who...
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Myrna Carole Rheudasil

February 4, 1939 - November 15, 2017

Myrna Carole Rheudasil passed away Wednesday November 15th, she was 78 at the time of her death. Myrna is survived by Jay Roberts of Dallas, and her Sisters Norma Thompson of Friona Texas and JoAnn Gordoni of Norman Oklahoma. She was proceeded in Death by her parents Wilbur and Velma Thompson of Ada Oklahoma, and her Brother Charles Thompson of Duncan Oklahoma. Myrna leaves many Nephews, Nieces...
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Emil George Joseph

March 1, 1926 - November 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Roberta K. Morrison

July 16, 1926 - November 14, 2017

Roberta "Bobbie" Kilby Morrison died peacefully on November 14, 2017. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Garland, 930 West Avenue B, Garland TX on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 4:00pm. Her husband, William (Bill) Morrison, her mother, Floy Kilby, and father, Frances Kilby, preceded her in death. Bobbie was born July 16, 1926 on the family farm...
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Barbara Joyce Bierbrier

December 23, 1932 - November 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Kevin John McKay

July 4, 1974 - November 13, 2017

Kevin John McKay, a loving son, brother and Uncle , passed away at 43, on November 13th 2017, in Dallas TX. He is survived by his parents John and Christine McKay of Dallas, brother Mark McKay, sister- in law Stacy McKay, and nephews Duff and Brigg McKay 10 and 8, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins from New York and California.Kevin was born July 4th, 1974 in Stamford, CT and later...
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Ella Novak

September 15, 1934 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Eugene Weston

April 24, 1920 - November 10, 2017

Eugene Weston, whose knowing eye and unwavering taste elevated the market for upscale furniture, home decoration and fine art in Dallas, died on November 10 after a long illness. He was 97. A loving family man and decorated veteran of World War II, Gene never graduated from high school but used his sparkling intellect, hard work and love of people to become a gifted businessman and active...
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Lisa Udashen

March 5, 1957 - November 10, 2017

Lisa Udashen, age 60, a lifelong resident of Dallas, passed away on November 10, 2017, after abrave battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Esther Udashen.Lisa was born on March 5, 1957, at Florence Nightingale Hospital and graduated from HillcrestHigh School in 1974. Lisa started her retail career as a young child at her father's business,Levine's Department Store....
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John Kershaw

April 15, 1929 - November 8, 2017

Reverend John Kershaw, age 88, of Dallas TX, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.John Kershaw was a citizen of three earthly worlds: Palestine (Israel); England; and America. Now, there is the spiritual world to which he has just attained, our Heavenly Home with the Lord Jesus Christ. John held passports for all these countries and used them as needed. He prepared long and...
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Joan Cook

August 25, 1937 - November 8, 2017

Joan Macklin Cook was born on August 25, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois and died on November 8, 2017 at Highland Springs in Dallas, Texas. A longtime resident of Dallas, Joan graduated from Sam Houston State University and soon after joined American Airlines, Inc., from which she retired. For many years, Joan was a Manager of the Admirals Club at DFW Airport. She was preceded in death by her...
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Luella E. Marx

June 12, 1920 - November 7, 2017

Luella E. Marx, age 97 of Dallas, Texas passed away on November 7, 2017. Luella was born June 12, 1920 in Weidman, Michigan to Andrew and Elizabeth Vogel. Luella was an active member of Saint Monica parish, and Catholic Daughters of America, St. Faustina Court. She loved to play bridge and was active in the Texas Square Dance Association, Right Angle Squares, and served as President from 1987 to...
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Joan Marilyn Triplett

October 13, 1941 - November 4, 2017

After a protracted battle with cancer, Joan Marilyn Triplett, died on November 4, 2017 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 76. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Robert G. Triplett, her sister Judith Cole, her children Scott and Lisa Henry, Allison and Stephen Flink, Amber and Rob Triplett, Melissa Triplett, Jarah and Neville Triplett, Lauren and Patrick Triplett and her grandchildren Marc Kaylor,...
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Frank Baird Marshall

December 18, 1935 - November 4, 2017

Frank Baird Marshall, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, 81, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 4, 2017, after a brief but brave fight against cancer. Frank, the oldest of two boys, was born in Gilmer, Texas, on December 18, 1935, to Johnnie Lois Marshall and Frank Hart Marshall. At the age of 5, the family moved to Mount Pleasant, Texas, to open Marshall's department store...
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Fred C. Howell

November 10, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Fred C. Howell, Jr. age 87 of Dallas, Texas passed from this life on November 3, 2017 in Dallas, Texas from a short illness. He will always be remembered as a special person to all that knew and loved him. He was born on November 10, 1929 in Temple, Oklahoma to Fred C. Howell, Sr. and Ethel Elizabeth Howell. He graduated from Temple High School in Temple, Oklahoma and completed an accounting...
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Mary Kay Mccarty

March 15, 1945 - November 3, 2017

Mary Kay Kerr McCarty, of Dallas, Texas, 72, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, November 3, 2017. She was born March 15, 1945 in Victoria, Texas, married May 31, 1968 to Justin S. McCarty, Jr., her beloved sweetheart of 50 years. They had 3 daughters, Mary Kay McCarty Westwood (and husband Arthur G. Westwood), Elizabeth McCarty McMillan (and husband Carter J. McMillan)...
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Geraldine Anita Cunningham

April 26, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Geraldine Anita Cunningham was born in Fort Smith, AR in 1929 and lived there for 77 years. She married John Bostick Cunningham in 1957 who preceded her in death in 2005. They had two children, Todd Bostick Cunningham of Dallas, and Lynn Cunningham Brown and her husband Chris of Santa Barbara, California. Two grandsons, Alex Brown and Andrew Brown. She was well known in musical circles in Fort...
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Patricia White

September 28, 1939 - November 2, 2017

Patricia Lilline (Carstarphen) White, age 78, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on November 2, 2017. Patsy was born on September 28, 1939 in Dallas, TX to Robert Lowry and Irene (Smith) Carstarphen. She was a graduate of Highland Park HS (1957) and Southern Methodist University (1961) with a degree in elementary education. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She married William Robert...
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Vy Khanh Luu

December 10, 1959 - November 1, 2017

Vy Khanh Luu was born and raised in Qui Nhon, Vietnam. In 1979, Vy and his family of thirteen fled from the Vietnam Communist takeover and made it to America.Vy graduated from highschool and worked as a laborer at various jobs throughout his life.Vy was a friendly person and his favorite hobby was Chinese Chess. He is survived by his parents, Tam Tinh Luu & Anh Ngoc Hong; Nine brothers and...
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Sun Duk Ahn

February 21, 1928 - November 1, 2017

Sun Duk (Suni) Ahn, born on February 21, 1928, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. She was 89.Mrs. Ahn was born in Kumgang-san, a region located in present-day North Korea, and attended Bae Hwa Girls High School in Seoul until 1946. In 1947, she married Chai Ho Ahn, M.D., in Masan, South Korea. Between 1952-1959, she remained with her four children in Korea...
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Richard F. Lanham

August 30, 1923 - November 1, 2017

Richard Foster Lanham departed this life peacefully at his home in Dallas TX on 1 November 2017. Dick was born in Bonham TX 94 years ago to parents Richard Foster Lanham Sr & Helen Kennedy Suddath. He was preceded in death by brother Donald K Lanham & sister Charlene Rivenburg, & son-in-law Larry Dodge. He moved to Dallas at age 3 and attended Robert E Lee, Woodrow Wilson, and graduated from...
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James Wallace Mallory

November 8, 1925 - November 1, 2017

James Wallace Mallory, born November 8, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington, died peacefully after a short illness on November 1, 2017 in Dallas, Texas, one week short of his 92nd birthday.Jim proudly served his country during World War II in the Pacific arena as a member of the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in accounting and in a minor in geography, on a full...
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Barbara Thum

November 3, 1937 - October 31, 2017

Barbara Kreditor Thum, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away on October 31, 2017. She was born on November 3, 1937 in Bronx, New York, the eldest daughter of Louis and May Kreditor. She moved to Dallas when she was six years old. She graduated from Hillcrest High School and earned her bachelor's degree from SMU. Barbara was very involved with Jewish Family Services and was a lifelong...
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Gail Patricia Vinocur

September 3, 1944 - October 30, 2017

Samuel M. Vinocur was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 22, 1933 and passed away peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson's disease on June 29, 2017. Gail Patricia Harris Vinocur was born in Natchez, Mississippi on September 3, 1944 and passed away peacefully after a long fight with dementia on October 30, 2017. Sam and Gail met on a blind date in 1967, and liked to joke he was blind and...
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Michael Prince Massad

October 15, 1918 - October 29, 2017

Michael Prince Massad, through the grace of the Holy Spirit, was called to eternal life by the God and Savior he loved and served, on October 29, 2017. He was born on October 15, 1918 to Lebanese immigrants in Drumright, Oklahoma. The first of five children, he quickly grew into his life's avocation of service to others by helping to support and serve his parents and younger brothers and...
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Beverly E. Rudnick

April 27, 1928 - October 28, 2017

Beverly Rudnick passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the age of 89.Beverly leaves behind her fabulous spirit through the memories of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, and friends.She leaves Chuck and Darcy Rudnick in Plano Texas, James Rudnick and Sara Bernstein Rudnick in Brooklyn, NY, and Liz and David Reiser in Upton, Mass. Beverly leaves her grandchildren,...
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Nancy N. Broocks

July 28, 1928 - October 28, 2017

The lovely and always gracious Nancy Marie Noble Broocks went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ, on October 28, 2017. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend to everyone who had the good fortune to know her and she will be sorely missed. Nancy was born in Wichita Falls, TX, on July 28, 1928, the second daughter of Leonard and Genevieve Noble. She was a top student at Wichita Falls High School...
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Peter John Denker

September 14, 1937 - October 27, 2017

Peter Denker died on Friday, October 27, 2017 in Dallas, surrounded by his loving and admiring family. Peter was born in 1936 to Peter and Edythe Denker of New York. Peter was raised on Long Island and loved boating. He sailed often as a young man, competed in the Newport-Bermuda Race, and crewed on the famed Stormy Weather for a Transatlantic crossing. Later in life, he enjoyed chartered cruises...
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Lewis Karstadt

January 17, 1922 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Pat K. GILES

March 26, 1933 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Delmarene Parker McCarthy

December 30, 1930 - October 26, 2017

MCCARTHY, Delmarene Parker McCarthy, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017, at the age of 86. Born in Amherst,Texas, Del graduated from Lubbock High School and Texas Tech University with honors and as a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. Shortly after college, Del moved to Corpus Christi and it was there that she met the love of her life, Dennis William McCarthy. They...
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Richard Risley Finlay

April 5, 1937 - October 25, 2017

Richard R. Finlay, 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 after a brief but brave fight against cancer. Born in Boston, MA, on April 5, 1937, he followed in his father, Allan's, footsteps to Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, a family tra-dition that was carried on by his two brothers and sister. Dick was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity and earned a B.S. in Chemistry. His in-vestment...
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Elva Douglass Glancy

February 11, 1913 - October 24, 2017

Elva Thomasin Douglass, born February 11, 1913, in Manhattan, Kansas, passed away in Dallas, Texas on October 24, 2017 at the age of 104. Elva Glancy was a lovely lady - an optimistic, supportive and loving person throughout her long life. Her favorite expression in any situation was "Do the best you can." Elva was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Walter P. Glancy, who passed...
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Gwendolyne Laird Hardison

August 14, 1923 - October 21, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.
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Patsy Ruth Smith

April 11, 1933 - October 21, 2017

Patsy Ruth Conaway Smith, 84, of Dallas died on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Smith was born April 11, 1933 in Tyler, Texas to Ralph and Sudie Messer Conaway. She grew up in Harrison County, Texas. Patsy graduated from Marshall High School in 1951, and Baylor University in 1955. At Baylor, she met Winston Ray Smith of Rotan, Texas, and they married August 22, 1953. They moved...
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Alexander Wade Bolton

May 3, 1985 - October 21, 2017

Alex Bolton had a welcoming demeanor, a genuine concern for those around him, andan irreverent sense of humor. Anyone who ever met him wanted to spend more time with him.That's why his sudden passing on Saturday is even more tragic. Alex used to joke that he waslike a shooting star who burned brightly for a short time, and then faded away quickly. Lookingback on his many accomplishments and lives...
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Gwendolyne Laird Hardison

August 14, 1923 - October 21, 2017

Hardison, Gwendolyne Laird, born August 14, 1923, in Dallas Texas, daughter of James Charles Laird and Mary Anne Virgilio. Gwendolyne passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the age of 94, resident of Richardson, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Oscar R. Hardison; daughters, Michelle Hunt (Ernest), Heather Kilpack (John), Lorelei Bodie (William) and Gwendolyne Hardison; sons,...
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Constance Patricia Wallace

April 7, 1933 - October 20, 2017

Patsy Rosser Wallace went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Patsy was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 7, 1933. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 12. She went to a private Christian Girls School. After she graduated, she went to Dallas and went to SMU. It was there that she met her future husband, Bob Wallace. They were married in December...
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Shawn Michele Massey

July 7, 1957 - October 19, 2017

SHAWN MICHELE HOFFACKER MASSEYShawn Michele Hoffacker Massey wasborn on July 7, 1957 in Midland, TX, andleft us on October 19, 2017. She graduatedfrom Lee High School in Midland, and EastTexas State at Commerce as a photographymajor. Shawn loved unconditionally and was lovedby countless friends and family. She wasdevoted to her precious daughter Molly.She was artistically blessed and had a...
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Iva G. Hochstim

June 4, 1930 - October 19, 2017

Iva G HochstimIva passed away peacefully at home on October 19, 2017.She was born to Rose and Morris Greenspun on June 4, 1930 in Fort Worth, Texas. After attending Beverly Hills High School, she graduated from Stanford and received a Master's degree from Columbia.Iva's greatest love was her family. Her happiest times were spent with family and friends in Dallas, in New York and on Martha's...
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Beverly Wills Rase

March 14, 1928 - October 18, 2017

Beverly Wills Bonelli Rase was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 14, 1928. Her parents were Venne Wills Bonelli, the eldest of six in the Wills clan, and Louis Benedict Bonelli, the owner of The Bonelli Insurance Agency. Mrs. Rase graduated from Dana Hall Preparatory School and Wellesley College, majoring in History of Art. She taught at The Fort Worth Children's Museum, edited the West Side...
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Daniel James Cummiskey

July 4, 1985 - October 17, 2017

An angel has left us too soon. Daniel James Cummiskey was born on July 4, 1985 in Dallas, Texas. His love for his family, friends and life was contagious. He attended Shelton School and graduated with honors in the fifth graduating class where he became a lifelong fan of all Shelton Charger's athletics. Danny is predeceased by his paternal grandmother (Jean Cummiskey) and his beloved Abuelo (Juan...
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Jose Esquenazi

January 26, 1936 - October 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Dorothy Arlene Matetich

September 12, 1925 - October 14, 2017

Dorothy Arlene Olson Matetich, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Dallas on October 14, 2017. She was born to Tenus and Mayme Ellen (Ward) Olson on September 12, 1925 on the family farm near LeGrand, Iowa. She graduated from LeGrand High School in 1942 and with a Business Degree from SMU in 1949 where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and Phi Chi Theta business fraternity. On...
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Horace Wade Reed

November 10, 1952 - October 14, 2017

H. Wade Reed, 64, passed away in his sleep Saturday October 14, in his Dallas home. Wade was born November 10, 1952 in Dallas, TX to Sherman and Lettie Reed.After graduating from Carter High School in 1971 he attended the University of North Texas and started his own company, Hannon Hydraulics, in 1976 which he was still active CEO at passing.Through the years Wade was involved with YoungLife,...
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Michael Craig Jones

May 15, 1971 - October 14, 2017

Michael Craig Jones (a.k.a. "Craig") passed away in William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital at UT Southwestern on October 14, 2017 in Dallas, TX due to complications following cancer treatment. He was 46 years old.Mr. Jones was born on May 15, 1971 in Starkville, Mississippi, to his parents, Sarah Bagwell Seaman and Charles Michael Jones. He joined the Navy at 17 years old. He served on the...
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Patsy Louise Massoud

July 17, 1929 - October 14, 2017

Patsy Louise Massoud was born on July 17, 1929 and passed away on October 14, 2017. She is survived by Charles Emmett Massoud, Sr., her husband of 64 years. Together they joyfully built their lives around family and friends. Patsy was a gracious and gentle woman who provided a beautiful example for her family. She is also survived by her three children and their spouses: Dianna Unis and husband,...
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Theodore Zanderson Robertson

September 28, 1921 - October 13, 2017

The Honorable Theodore Zanderson (Ted. Z.) Robertson passed away in his sleep at his Dallas home on October 13, 2017, two weeks after celebrating his 96th birthday. During his judicial career, he served as a judge at every level of the Texas civil court system, from Probate court, to Juvenile court, District court, and the Court of Civil Appeals, to the Texas Supreme Court where he was appointed...
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James Edward SIMPSON

July 20, 1950 - October 13, 2017

James "Jim" Edward Simpson, 67, peacefully left this world to be with his Eternal Father on October 13, 2017 with his loving family at his bedside. Born July 20, 1950 in Dallas, he was the only child of Arthur W. and Martha M. (Lackey) Simpson. He was named after his maternal grandfather. He married his dearest friend and longtime soulmate Barbara Hodges on March 20, 2000. Jim is survived by...
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Ethel Dorothy Heck

August 13, 1924 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Anne Giles Kimbrough

September 11, 1925 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Betty Atkinson

December 15, 1927 - October 11, 2017

Betty Atkinson, born in Waxahachie, Texas to Eunice Salter and Melvin Hubert Garrett on December 15, 1927, died in Dallas, Texas on October 11, 2017.She graduated Lancaster High School in 1945, and attended Mary Hardin Baylor College and Texas State College for Women. She was married in 1947 to Roy H. Atkinson, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roy H. Atkinson, Jr.,...
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Jack Rainard Wahlquist

October 10, 1933 - October 10, 2017

Jack Rainard Wahlquist died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Jack, and his twin brother, Lauren Benedict (Larry) Wahlquist, were born on Oct. 10, 1933 in Omaha, Nebraska to Kenneth Dudley and Dot Sesler Wahlquist. Mr. Wahlquist was the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Lone Star Life Insurance Company. Moving to Dallas in 1940, the Wahlquist family lived in what is now...
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Oralyn Flatley

October 23, 1921 - October 9, 2017

Oralyn "Or" Flatley passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017. She was born October 23, 1921 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Oralyn was the daughter of the late Mike Molinaro and Catherine Brunner Molinaro and was the oldest of 4 daughters. She graduated from Kenosha High School in June, 1939 and married Robert "Bob" Flatley (also from Kenosha) on June 25, 1949. Oralyn, Bob and their 5 children frequently...
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David O. TURNER

September 3, 1938 - October 9, 2017

David Oakes Turner, a sixth generation Texan and lifelong Dallas resident, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 9th. A successful businessman and civic leader, David was a man of rare congeniality, who will be greatly missed by his family and many, many friends.David will be most remembered for cherishing the love of his life and family and his unshakable faith,...
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Martha Anne Doran

January 9, 1956 - October 9, 2017

Martha Lawrence Doran, "Marti", passed away unexpectedly on Monday, 9 October 2017. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all that knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband, Jim Doran, daughter, Taylor Doran, parents, Sandy and Jack Lawrence, sister Jeanne Martin, brothers, Pete Lawrence and David Lawrence, and sister-in-law, Lee Lawrence...
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Lawrence Elmer Dowlearn

October 24, 1927 - October 9, 2017

Lawrence Elmer Dowlearn was born October 24, 1927, in San Antonio, Texas. He was the next to the youngest of seven children of John and Annie Mac Dowlearn.He outlived all of his siblings and almost made it to his 90th birthday before joining his wife in Heaven on October 9, 2017. He and Anna Mae Dowlearn were married 54 years before she passed away 11 years ago. They were a part of the Greatest...
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Michael A. Benefield

June 14, 1949 - October 8, 2017

After a short battle with cancer Mike passed away Sunday October 8, 2017. Mike was born in Odessa, Texas in 1949. After graduating from Odessa High School, he studied finance at Texas Tech University. In 1974 Mike located to the Dallas area and began his career in automobile finance. In 1975 Mike married Janie, the love of his life and his "Partner". Together Mike and Janie enjoyed traveling...
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Edward Thorson

November 13, 1926 - October 8, 2017

Edward Thorson, 90, of Dallas passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at a local Dallas assisted living complex. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend to all that knew and loved him. Edward was born on November 13, 1926 in Ellinwood, Kansas to Eddie and Lydia Thorson. Upon graduation from high school he joined the U. S. Navy and served in the South Pacific...
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Robert Michael Farquhar

April 28, 1954 - October 7, 2017

Robert Michael Farquhar passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas, on October 7, 2017, after a short illness. Mike was born on April 28, 1954, in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science and with a Juris Doctor in 1980 from SMU's School of Law. Mike joined Winstead, P.C. in 1988. He was board certified in Business Bankruptcy Law...
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Irene Nicolaou

September 28, 1924 - October 7, 2017

Irene Karnavas Nicolaou, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, born in Mansfield, Ohio to Aphrodite and Christos Karnavas on August 28, 1924, died on October 7, 2017.Her family mourns her passing and celebrates her many accomplishments.She graduated Mansfield Senior High School in 1942, and attended Southern Methodist University. She was married in 1947 to George Theodore Nicolaou, M.D.An...
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Vivian Ann Smith

November 19, 1921 - October 5, 2017

Vivian Ann Smith, a life-long resident of Dallas, Texas, died Thursday, the 5th of October, in the comfort of her home amongst family members. She was born November 19, 1921 in Dallas, TX to William Lacy and Mame Summerville Smith. Vivian and Merl were married for over 60 years. They owned and operated Avalawn Cleaners, the oldest family dry cleaning business in Oak Lawn for over 30 years. ...
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Roger A. Hansen

April 4, 1932 - October 3, 2017

Roger Hansen, age 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Roger was born on April 4, 1932 in Evanston, IL, the son of David Hansen and Helen Martz. Roger grew up on Stanton Island and then moved to Highland Park when he was nine. He learned to play the violin and played with a jazz quartet in high school. Roger received his law degree from SMU, practicing and litigating...
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Ruth Goldberg

November 29, 1924 - October 3, 2017

Ruth Goldberg, 92, of San Antonio, Austin and Dallas passed away on October 3, 2017 in Dallas. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, a friend to all who knew her, a classy lady who never said a harsh word about anyone and whose sparkle, gentleness, and love for life radiated throughout any room she entered. Ruth was born in Hamburg, Germany on...
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Anne Minor Eubanks

March 4, 1914 - October 2, 2017

Anne Winnifred Minor Eubanks, widow of newsman Bicknell Eubanks, died on October 2, surviving her husband by 44 years.Mrs. Eubanks was born on March 4, 1914, in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada to John F. and Katherine Bentley Minor. She earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 1934 and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1937. Upon...
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Buford Preston Berry

November 20, 1935 - October 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Raymond Franklin Ratcliff

March 4, 1944 - October 1, 2017

Dallas - Raymond Franklin Ratcliff Jr., 73, departed this world peacefully after a long illness on October 1st 2017, with his loving wife Helen by his side. Ray was born March 4th, 1944 and raised in Bowie, TX - the son of Raymond Sr. and Grace (McGinty) Ratcliff. He was a loving family man whose calm nature, positive outlook, and quick one liners made him a true joy to be around. Ray inherited a...
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Conner Edward Maxwell Sims

August 25, 2000 - October 1, 2017

"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity." Proverbs 17:17 Conner Edward Maxwell Sims August 25, 2000 - October 1, 2017 As God so loved the world, He gave us the gift of Conner. Conner Sims' gift of compassion and ability to invoke happiness in others defined his life as a man for others. His infectious personality, radiant smile, and gift of friendship is a...
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Richard H. Crosby

July 21, 1928 - September 30, 2017

Richard Henry CrosbyDick was born in Dallas, Texas, at St. Paul Hospital on July 21, 1928. His parents were Richard Crosby and Aileen Stinebaugh Crosby. He lived the large majority of his life in the greater Dallas area. With the exception of one semester he went through the Highland Park Independent School system graduating from Highland Park High School in June of 1946.During his school years,...
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Nancy Ruth Tharp

January 8, 1954 - September 28, 2017

Nancy R. Tharp passed away on September 28, 2017 at the age of 63 in Dallas, TX.Nancy's life revolved around her artistic and creative talents, which she first developed at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center while attending Iola, KS schools. She continued her studies at the University of Kansas where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Major in Advertising Design.Nancy's career...
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Stratton John Georgoulis

November 18, 1932 - September 27, 2017

Stratton John Georgoulis passed away peacefully on September 27 in Overland Park, Kansas, in the company of loved ones. Strat was born in Peabody, MA, the son of Greek immigrants. He was the first in his family to earn a college degree, in Chemical Engineering, from Northeastern University in Boston. He moved to Dallas in 1958 to work for Texas Instruments where he quickly gained recognition as a...
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Stephen Towne

January 22, 1948 - September 26, 2017

On September 26, Steve Towne passed away peacefully at the age of 69, after a long, courageous battle with ALS. Born on January 22, 1948 to Max and Jean Towne, Steve grew up in Kimballton, Iowa with his sisters Carol and Barb and his brother Bruce. Attending Elk Horn High School, he was a star varsity athlete and graduated valedictorian in 1966. As a freshman at the University of Nebraska, he...
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Brenda Jean Stubel

September 2, 1940 - September 26, 2017

Brenda J. Stubel was born September 2, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, and passed away September 26, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Brenda graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in architecture and began her career with a fellowship to study housing in Bogota, Columbia. Upon her return to Dallas, Brenda worked for the City Planning Department, then became partner...
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John D. Bloskas

July 13, 1928 - September 25, 2017

John Bloskas, 89, of Carrollton passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at his residence. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and friend to all that knew and loved him.He was born in Waco, Texas on July 13, 1928 to George and Alvina Schroder Bloskas. He attended Waco High School and graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Journalism...
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Ruth Miriam Friedman Goldberg

April 5, 1921 - September 24, 2017

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Henry Bertel Matthews

May 9, 1911 - September 22, 2017

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Stanley J. Golman

September 1, 1931 - September 21, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.
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Edward James Gannon

September 21, 1939 - September 21, 2017

E.J. "Jim" Gannon, age 78, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at his home. He was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Edward James and Ruth (Davison) Gannon.Jim served his Country in The United States Army. He was united in marriage on December 23, 1966 to Midge Mason at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas. Jim graduated from Highland Park High School in 1958....
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Barbara Ann James Hickey

April 7, 1952 - September 20, 2017

Barbara Ann Hickey (née James) died unexpectedly on September 20, 2017, in Bozeman, Montana. Born April 7, 1952 in Olean, New York to John V. James and Helen B. James, Barbara moved to Dallas with her parents when young, graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, earned a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Vassar College in New York, returned to Dallas and completed a...
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Matthew Justin Wilson

December 18, 1985 - September 20, 2017

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Elisa L. Rios

October 10, 1928 - September 20, 2017

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Lola Grace Amalraj

June 20, 1935 - September 20, 2017

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Nancy Jayne Calhoun

March 14, 1932 - September 20, 2017

Nancy Jayne Baker Calhoun, born March 14, 1932, died September 20, 2017. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Thomas Gilmer Calhoun, II, by her parents, Bea and Glenn Thomas Baker, and by her sister Betty Royce Baker. Nancy leaves behind her daughters Katy Pasqual and Mary Jane Jones and her husband Ralph, and her grandchildren Emily Caroline Pasqual, Phillip Thomas...
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Katy Rose Skrodzki

June 5, 1918 - September 19, 2017

Katy Rose Skrodzki, 99 years old, passed away peacefully with family at her bedside on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ted Skrodzki, daughter Cindy Louise Phillips, and her great-grandson Harrison Stokes Smith.Katy was born in 1918 and raised by Merritt and Rosa Day in Electra Texas. After graduating from Electra High in 1935, she attended and...
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Richard A. POLAKOFF

April 14, 1927 - September 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.
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Mathilda G. Kaman

December 4, 1921 - September 18, 2017

Mathilda Kaman, born on December 4, (in the year of "none of your business"), in the Bronx New York, eldest daughter of Ida and David Milstein. She died peacefully, in her sleep, on Monday, September 18th. Her beloved husband, Lenny, preceded her in death in January of 2008.Mathilda left New York to come to the great state of Texas in 1951, although you could never tell as she proudly spoke NU...
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Eileen Eileen George

March 3, 1917 - September 17, 2017

Eileen George, known to most of us as "Grandmère", died Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was 100 years old. She was born on March 3, 1917, in Los Angeles, the only child to Jessie and Bernard Jessen. She graduated Huntington Park High School in 1935 and although she was accepted to UCLA, she was unable to attend due to the Great Depression, when one third of people were out of work. Her...
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Doris Elizabeth Krakusin

August 1, 1925 - September 15, 2017

Doris Elizabeth (Young) Krakusin, 92 of Dallas, TX, Born August 1, 1925, in Vasco, TX, passed away September 15, 2017, after a 13-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. After graduating from East Delta High School, Doris graduated from East Texas State Teachers College and obtained her nursing degree from Parkland Hospital School of Nursing. Her caring and devotion made her a wonderful nurse....
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Richard Arlen Bennett

January 4, 1933 - September 14, 2017

Richard Bennett, 84, of Dallas passed away on Thursday, September 14, 201,7 at a local hospital. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather and an easy going, sweet and compassionate friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born in Trent, Texas on January 4, 1933 to Gordon Mather and Irma Elliott Bennett and grew up primarily in Vernon, Texas. Richard served our...
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Paul Irwin Fromm

December 12, 1945 - September 13, 2017

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Neeltje Suzanna Boudewijn

February 19, 1954 - September 13, 2017

Neeltje Suzanna "Suzan" Boudewijn passed away on September 13, 2017, in Denton, TX. She was born on February 19, 1954, in Weststellingwerf, the Netherlands. Suzan is preceeded in death by her father, Antoon Boudewijn. She is survived by her mother, Klaasje, and her mother's partner Jan; her sister, Joanna and her husband Jan, and their children, Marielle (niece) and Mario (nephew); her...
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Taheri Mansoureh

November 30, 1930 - September 12, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.
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Woodfin Cullum Henderson

July 15, 1940 - September 12, 2017

Woodfin Cullum Henderson, known throughout his life as Woody, was born on July 15, 1940, in Dallas, Texas. With his brother Walter and sister Betsy, he attended Highland Park HS and SMU where he was a proud member Phi Gamma Delta. He earned his J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law and had a very successful practice, earning the privilege to present a case before the Supreme Court of the...
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Christy Calvert Collins

April 10, 1950 - September 11, 2017

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Melvin Van Buren Kitchen

January 16, 1937 - September 9, 2017

Melvin V. Kitchen 80, passed away September 9, 2017 at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Melvin was born January 16, 1937, in Huntington, West Virginia, to Martin and Beulah Kitchen. Surviving Melvin are his wife, Barbara; three children, Rick, Mark and Barbie; daughters-in-law, Dona and Terri Kitchen; grandchildren, Jeromy Kitchen and his wife, Brittany, Jackie Kitchen-Sparks and her husband,...
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