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Todd B. Grimes

June 11, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Saturday, October 17, 1953
Died: 
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Funeral: 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
Ash Creek Baptist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at White's Azle Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Todd B. GrimesTodd B. Grimes
Todd was born to Robert Corwin and Garnet Irene Grimes October 17, 1953 in Beardstown, Illinois. He had been "Head of Coal" for Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) where he had been employed for 40 years. Todd was an avid sports fan. He was a member of Ash Creek Baptist Church. Todd and wife, Linda were married April 11, 1982 in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Michael Grimes.
Survivors: Wife of 31 years, Linda Grimes of Azle; daughter, Richelle Pruitt of Springtown; grandchildren, Makenna and Jett Pruitt; sisters-in-law, Shirley Fletcher and husband, Dan, Sandra Ault and husband, Norm; brother-in-law, Ronny Howell and wife, Pam; stepfather, Lyle Bell of Beardstown, Ill; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Dan Bowden

June 11, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, February 18, 1937
Died: 
Monday, May 27, 2013
Funeral: 
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
First United Methodist Church, Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Bowden family suggests contributions in Dan's memory to Parkinson's Support Group of Tarrant County, Box 939, Hurst, Texas 76053, or First Baptist Church of Aledo Cambodia Mission Trip, 128 Elm St., Aledo, Texas 76008.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Dan BowdenDan Bowden
Dan Bowden was born Feb. 18, 1937, in Weatherford, son of the late Edgar and Emmie Jim Bowden of the W.H. Bowden and Sons Department Store. He graduated with the class of 1955 from Weatherford High School and was inducted into the Weatherford High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Dan received a bachelor's degree in 1959 from SMU, where he played on the SMU Mustang football team that included Don Meredith. He made his career in insurance sales and investments and had served as president of both the SMU Lettermen's Association and Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club in Ruidoso, N.M. Dan was a member of Ridglea Country Club.
Dan loved his family and especially loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors: Sons, Rusty Bowden and wife, Trina, of Crowley, Bobby Bowden and wife, Mary Jane, of Millsap, Mark Bowden of Chicago, Ill., and Brett Bowden and wife, Cyndee, of Aledo; grandchildren, Cody, Bo, Coleman, Ty, Haylee, and Meredith Bowden; sister, Patricia Bane of Weatherford; nephew, Chris Bane and wife, Mandi, and their son, Hunter, of Weatherford; and a host of loving family and friends, including stepchildren, Will Stripling, Kristen Stripling and Trey Hopkins, and stepgrandson, Jack Hopkins.

Belva Lynn Humphrey

June 11, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Tuesday, August 24, 1943
Died: 
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Funeral: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
East Greenwood Cemetary, Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Belva Lynn HumphreyBelva Lynn Humphrey
Belva Lynn Smith was born August 24, 1943 to Bill and Belva Smith in Rotan. She met and married Robert Dee Humphrey and they raised their two children together. Lynn was raised in Weatherford, never went to college but excelled at everything she did. She worked as a Fashion Buyer, Interior Designer, a writer and editor for a magazine on Okinawa. Lynn was an excellent cook, an amazing event planner and a dedicated wife and mother.
If asked, she would say that she was most proud of her association with the "River Rats." The Red River Pilots Associaton is a national organization comprised of former and active military pilots and navigators. Lynn reactivated the Dallas/Fort Worth "Rat Pack" and was instrumental in organizing social events and keeping historical records for the group. She loved the organization, and through it she was able to stay in contact with those who flew with Bob. She will be missed by all of them.
Lynn Humphrey was of the firm belief that "you can do anything you put your mind to". She lived by that philosophy and was evidence of its truth. Her strength and endurance have served as inspiration for all who had the privilege of being part of her life.
Lynn was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dee Humphrey; and her parents, Bill and Belva Smith.

B. Aileen "Mommadoo" McNiel

May 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, June 16, 1927
Died: 
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at White's Azle Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of B. Aileen McNiel to the Humane Society of the United States at 2100 L Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20037 or by calling 1-866-720-2676.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

B. Aileen "Mommadoo" McNielB. Aileen "Mommadoo" McNiel
Aileen was born in Pecos on June 16, 1927, daughter of the late John Hugh and Pearl Teague Barnes. She graduated from Arlington Heights High School in 1944 and was the wife of USAF veteran Earl Weldon McNiel, Sr for 47 years until his death in May, 1998.
As a spouse of a career military serviceman, at many times she became the surrogate head of the household while her husband served at home and overseas. At the drop of a hat she was able to successfully transport and provide a loving home for her children in numerous locations, even in the frozen tundra of North Dakota. She was a lover of classical and religious music and anything her children or grandchildren were involved in. She was a woman of faith who cherished her fellowship with other church members. She regularly donated to charitable organizations close to her heart.The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Mansfield Nursing and Rehabilitation for their excellent care of our mother.
Aileen is survived by her brother, Jack Barnes and wife, Ruth of Fort Worth; twin sister, Coleen Edwards of Fort Worth; daughter, Carrie Jo (Angie) Fowler and husband, Greg of Alvarad;, son, Earl Weldon McNiel, Jr and wife, Becky of Lubbock; daughter, Brenda Coleen Maler of Hutto; son, Michael Gene McNiel and wife, Phyllis of Keller; along with numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Clarissa Ann Osborn

May 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Died: 
Monday, May 27, 2013
Funeral: 
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
Clarissa believed wholeheartedly in "passing it forward." The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of choice or to someone who may be in need right now. Help keep her good deeds and caring love flowing.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Clarissa Ann OsbornClarissa Ann Osborn
Clarissa was a beautiful person inside and out, a talented artist of painting and poetry, and always the first to lend a hand to anyone. But Clarissa's biggest gift was how she made everyone feel when they were in her presence.
Clarissa was preceded in death by her father, Bill Osborn; paternal grandparents, Marvin and Marie Osborn; and maternal grandparents, Carl and Oca Sipes.
Survivors: Mother, Clois Osborn of Weatherford; sister, Belinda Osborn; niece, Emma Schlee of Flower Mound; sister, Clarinda Beckham-McCalla; nephews, Mason Beckham and Alex McCalla of Weatherford; niece, Monica Beckham-Dodgen; and great-nephews, Brian and Brayden of Burleson. Clarissa was loved by many, and leaves behind a host of special friends

O.B. Jordan

May 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, May 15, 1916
Died: 
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Funeral: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:30
Location: 
Greenwood Cemetary
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at Whites Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

O.B. JordanO.B. Jordan
O. B. Jordan was born on May 15, 1916 in Dallas, TX and was the only child of Oscar B. and Beryl Jordan. They moved to Fort Worth about 1930 where he graduated from Central High School in 1935. During the early ‘30s he delivered telegrams for Western Union throughout the city of Fort Worth by bicycle. In the late '30s and early ‘40s he worked in the shoe department at Everybody's Department Store.

Randall P. Henry

May 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, April 30, 1956
Died: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Memorials may be made to: 
Memorials may be made in Randy's name to the American Red Cross
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Randall was born in Chicago, IL on April 30, 1956. He served in the U.S. Army and the Air Force Reserves. Randy had a love for photography and the written word. Starting his Federal Career with the Bureau of Land Management in April 1997, he most recently served as the Public Affairs Specialist with the National Resources Conservation Service in Weatherford, Texas.
Randy is survived by his mother, Dolores Goetz of Ocala, FL; sister, Gail Oberg of Savannah, GA; nieces, Alison Parrish of Savannah, GA, and Kristen Howard of Meriden, CT; along with their respective families.
Memorials may be made in Randy's name to the American Red Cross

Lottie Briggs Hatch

May 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Friday, November 19, 1943
Died: 
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Funeral: 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 14:20
Location: 
Latter-day Saints Wardhouse Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at White's Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Lottie Briggs HatchLottie Briggs Hatch
Lottie was born in The Island of Vavau, Kingdom of Tonga, to Alvina Elsie Sanft and Henry Briggs on Nov. 19, 1943, and immigrated to New Zealand in 1947 and then to Salt Lake in 1960. She had resided in Weatherford for 27 years. Lottie worked many years building houses, but loved cooking for the family she adored so much. Everyone loved Lottie because she had a kind, generous and loving spirit.
Survivors: Her mother, April Cooper of Wellsville, Utah; and her children, Gordon and Karen Hatch of Bedford, Hollis and Karen Hatch of Fayetteville, Ark., and Kim Hatch of Weatherford. She had eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was also survived by her siblings, Alvina Berry, Bonnie Cearley and Richard Berry; and Auntie Ramona Walters and Uncle Richard Sanft.

Philip DiGiovanni

May 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Died: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Funeral: 
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
St. Stehpen's Catholic Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Philip DiGiovanniPhilip DiGiovanni
Philip was a kind and gentle person who will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Grace DiGiovanni.
Survivors: brother, Ralph DiGiovanni and wife, Melinda; aunt, Rosemarie Franzaroni and husband, George; and many cousins.

Anna Lee Christophe

May 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, August 26, 1918
Died: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Funeral: 
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:00
Location: 
LaJunta Baptist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at White's Azle Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Anna Lee ChristopheAnna Lee Christophe
Anna Lee was born August 26, 1918 in Bell County to Vince and Albina Dusek. She was a retired cake decorator for Winn Dixie. Anna had been a member of LaJunta Baptist Church since 1946. She married the love of her life, Frank Allen Christophe November 11, 1938. Anna was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Jim Dusek, William Dusek, Sr. and Jessie Alvin Dusek; and sister, Ella Petrek.
Survivors: son, Jimmy A. Christophe of Arlington; daughters, Linda Gay and husband, Bill of Azle, Sharlet McAnally of Azle; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 17

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the Region I Tournament at Diamondback GC in Abilene

  • Ladycat Softball vs Arlington Heights; V-7 JV-5:30

Friday, April 18

Tuesday, April 22

Friday, April 25

Tuesday, April 29

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the State Tournament at Onion Creek GC in Austin.

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