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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

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 5

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Christian Life Prep, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Faustina Academy, 7:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Bishop Amat at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Southlake Carroll Invitational, Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine, Texas 76051, 7:00 a.m.

Monday, September 8

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo High School, 4:20 p.m.

Tuesday, September 9

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

  • Aledo Middle School at Burleson Kerr MS, Scrimmage;
    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 vs. Burleson Kerr MS at Aledo MS, Scrimmage;
    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.

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