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Virginia Martin Beene

May 16, 2011 by Anonymous

Thursday, July 15, 1920
Friday, May 13, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 10:00
Memory Gardens of the Valley, Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home, Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
Covenant Hospice & Palliative Care
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford.

Virginia Martin BeeneVirginia Martin Beene

Virginia Bernice Peace was born July 15, 1920, in Tyler, TX, daughter
of the late Benjamin and Nellie Ford Peace. She attended Tyler schools
and married Jeff Monroe Martin on March 2, 1940. The Martins moved to
Weatherford in 1950 where Virginia worked for Safeway Stores from 1956
until her retirement in 1986. She and Jeff were active members of
First Baptist Church of Weatherford. She always loved working in the
yard and had many beautiful blooms as a result. Virginia also enjoyed
watching the many birds that flew into their back yard. Virginia and
Jeff played 42 and 84 with friends from First Baptist Church, and she
also enjoyed playing canasta with other close friends. She enjoyed
traveling with her family as well as going on many bank- and
church-sponsored trips with friends.

"Granny" spent many evenings counting "lightning bugs" with all her
grandchildren from her front porch steps. She enjoyed watching
granddaughter Andrea compete in barrel races across North Texas; rode
all the wild rides at Six Flags with grandson Don; and picked up golf
balls, pecans and cans on walks with grandson Jeff.

After Jeff's death, Virginia was married to Obadiah "Obie" Beene of
Weatherford for 15 years until his death at the age of 106 in 2006.
Obie and Virginia continued growing beautiful flowers and vegetables.
She also helped him with his "honeybee business."

Virginia moved into Martin Crest Assisted Living on its first day of
operation in 2007 and truly loved all the special care partners who
were always there for her "at the click of a button"--and it clicked a
lot! Chicken Foot and Bingo were her favorite activities at Martin

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; by husbands Jeff Martin
in 1987 and Obadiah Beene in 2006; and sister, Ann Benton.

Survivors: Sister, Kathryn LeGros of Houston; son, Donald Ray Martin
and wife, Deborah, of Weatherford; daughter, Virginia Dianne Morrow
and husband, Jerry Don, of Azle; grandchildren, Donald Ray Martin Jr.
of Kansas City, MO; Andrea Morrow Potts and husband, Barrett, of
Arlington; Jeff Russell Morrow and wife, Reagan Woody Morrow, of
Colorado Springs, CO; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Lexi Potts of
Arlington; Gage and Macie Morrow of Colorado Springs; niece Barbara
Owens and husband, Jim, of Weatherford; as well as many other special
nieces and nephews and dear Martin Crest friends.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 16

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Mansfield Varsity Invitational, Glen Gardens, 8:00 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Crowley at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Mineral Wells JH at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Mineral Wells JH, MWHS Ram Stadium;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Everman;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

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