Pedro Tarango Martinez
December 10, 1947 - January 26, 2015
Pedro Tarango Martinez, age 67 of Irving, TX went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 26, 2015. He was born in Mexico to Pedro Martinez and Conception Tarango. Pedro loved life and put God first and foremost above anything. He had a passion for music and played the guitar. Pedro adored his family and loved them all unconditionally. Survivors include, daughters, Louanna Reyna (Joe), Monica Martinez-Herrera (James), Patricia Gonzalez (Pedro Jr.), Maria Martinez (Carlo Camarillo), Norma Escobedo (Rosario); sons, Herman Martinez, Michael Martinez (Mary), Pedro Martinez (Salina), Steven Gonzales, Pedro Enrique Martinez, James Martinez, Roland Martinez; partner for over 25 years, Guadalupe Martinez; 4 brothers, 1 sister; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29th at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 12:00 noon on Friday, January 30th at the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
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Lynn Brooks Savage
January 25, 1950 - January 16, 2015
Lynn Brooks Savage, age 64,
passed away Friday, January 16, 2015. He was born on January 25, 1950 in
Dallas, Texas, to parents Charlie Joe Savage and Emma Lee (Brooks) Savage.
Except for the nine years he lived in Houston, and a brief stay in Rhome, Lynn
lived in the same house at 301 West Shady Grove in Irving for his entire life.
This was his home and Irving was his town. Lynn was loyal to this town and
spent the past year and a half try to find a way to move back and be “at home”
again. He was a true “Irvingite”,
The third out of four
children born to Joe & Emma Lee, he was a little brother to Emma Jo and
Lucian and a big brother to Christie. Emma Jo and Lucian lived with him as a
baby and little boy, and Christie as a pre-teen and teenager.
Lynn went to John Haley
Elementary in Irving, but then went to junior high and the beginning of high
school in Houston. Lynn then returned to Irving and graduated from Irving High
School in 1968.
Lynn was a special soul,
quiet and reserved, but he loved his family very much, the love was there all
along. He lived at home all of his life, though not the typical scenario, for
Lynn is was what he wanted and during the last years of his mother’s life, he
took very good care of her and loved her dearly. He made sure she never missed
a dose of her medication or doctor’s appointments. When she passed away in
March of 2013, Lynn was heart broken. He said at the time “no one ever loved as
much as Mother did”.
He moved in with his sister
and brother-in-law for what he had planned on being a short time, only until he
could find a way and means to get back to Irving. Lynn ended up living out the
remainder of his life there, that being a year and a half from the time he was
first diagnosed with CHF.
Lynn had many loves:
photography, trains, skateboarding, surfing, WWF Wrestling, his biggest love of
all was music and his guitar. He could tell you any band, its members, and
years certain songs were recorded. Lynn was a walking encyclopedia and
definitely the guy you wanted on your team for music trivia. He took his music
seriously and felt the lyrics and the soul of the music. Something not all
people feel, but if you are a musician, then you know this feeling.
Lynn never married and didn’t
have any children of his own, but he did love all of his nieces and nephews,
more than they could know. He is survived by his siblings, Emma Jo Massengale
and husband, Wayne, Lucian Savage and wife, Linda, Christie Gentry and husband,
George; among numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will always be loved
and missed by all. We take comfort in knowing that his “precious soul” is now
in heaven with our Lord and Savior, and that his parents have welcomed him home
with outstretched arms. Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 19, 2015 in the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will immediately follow at Shady Grove Cemetery, Grand Prairie, Texas.
Rest in peace sweet brother………….
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Wilma Frances Cothren
January 12, 1941 - January 10, 2015
Wilma Frances Cothren, age 73 of Irving, TX passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 10, 2015. She was born on January 12, 1941 in Farmersville, Texas to Herbert and Dorothy Taylor. Wilma graduated from Irving High School and then started working for Texas Instruments where she later retired. She enjoyed square dancing where she spent several years as NORTEX area VP. Wilma was an avid bowler, bowling in tournaments and several leagues. Her family was the apple of her eye and she enjoyed spending as much time with them as she could. Survivors include, daughter, Stacy Bennett and boyfriend, Erin Pickens; sister, Frances Patrick and husband Raymond; grandson, Ryan Walker and wife Ashley; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Baira Sky Walker; numerous, nephews and one niece and a host of friends. A Memorial Service will be 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 15th at Chism-Smith Funeral Home.
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Pamela Eilleen Taylor
July 25, 1952 - December 31, 2014
Pamela Eilleen Ivy Taylor, 62, of Georgetown, Texas passed away on December 31, 2014 in Georgetown. She was born July 25, 1952 in San Angelo, TX to James W. and Cora Maudie Ivy, they preceded her in death. She grew up in Irving where she attended Irving High School graduating in 1970. Pam was a member of the Irving High School Toy Tigers drill team, elected sweetheart of the Track Team and chosen class beauty. She was on the Debs Softball Team in the IGSL who took the Texas State Title and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Irving. She enjoyed listening to music, dancing and playing softball as a teenager. Pam loved her children and family and found joy in the simple things most of us take for granted like a touch or a smile. Pam especially loved a visitor and the sound of laughter was music to her ears. She had great purpose in this life teaching us all the importance of loving and caring for each other. Pam loved life all the way to the end, we are all so blessed to have had her in our lives. Survivors include daughters, Tracy Brown and partner Chris Coldiron, Brandy Taylor Igo and husband Nathan; sister, Patricia Kinney(Gordon); brothers, Jim Ivy (Karen) and Jeff Ivy; Grandchildren, Amanda Brown, Courtney Whitten, Harmony Coldiron, Heather Taylor and Tori Igo, Great-Grandchildren, Cadence Wagoner, Johnna Coldiron, Carter Whitten, Carmella Esparza and Hector Jimenez; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until service time at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5th at Chism-Smith Funeral Home with interment following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
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October 2, 1932 - December 30, 2014
Marie Lawson. age 82 went to sleep on December 30, 2014 and woke up in the arms of Jesus. She was born on October 2, 1932 to Frank and Ethel Cole, they preceded her in death along with her ten siblings; son, John Lawson; great-grandsons, Matthew and Christopher. Marie put her love of God, her family and her country first and foremost. She enjoyed doing crafts, playing cards with friends, traveling (as long as it didn't involve going over bodies of water or in the mountains), flowers and anything purple. She could do laundry like no one else, and took pride in her unique ability to do so. Memaw adored her grandchildren and great-grandchilen, she worried about them, prayed for them and set a fine example of what a Godly woman was. Survivors include, children, Carol Davis and husband Dick, Cathy Brown and husband Greg, Debra Falls and husband Steven, Lisa Stanberry and husband Rodger, Kevin Lawson; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 3rd at Grace Pointe Church in Irving with the Funeral Service following at 1:00 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held on Monday, January 5th at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
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Martin J. Yunk, Sr.
January 25, 1929 - December 20, 2014
Martin J. Yunk, Sr. age 85 of Lewisville, TX passed away on December 20, 2014. He was born on January 25, 1929 in Dear River, MN to Felix and Ruth Yunk, they preceded him in death along with son, Joe; siblings, Bob, Dorothy, Leo, Fred, Albert, Ed and Gene. Martin married Jeanette Benson on April 1, 1950 and had 64 blessed years of marriage. Survivors include, wife Jeanette Yunk; children, Sherie and husband Jim, Margaret and husband Jim, Rick and wife Robin, Pam and husband Ron, Kimberly and husband Cecil; brothers, Bill and wife Netta, Jim and wife Geri; 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous, nieces, nephews and friends. Martin had worked in the construction business all his life from the ages of 15 until 62, building custom homes all the way up to high-rise buildings. He had a love for going to the casino and was always up for a good argument! Martin was loved and missed by all. A Memorial Service will be 1:00 p.m., on Sunday, December 28th at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Vitas Hospice at Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton.
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Charlene "Smokey" Tormolen
October 25, 1934 - November 30, 2014
Charlene “Smokey” Tormolen went to be with the Lord on November 30, 2014. She was born October 25, 1934 in Sherman, TX to Charlie and Jesse Jenkins. Smokey grew up in the Dallas area and showed artistic talent at a young age. After graduating from High School, Smokey worked at Wilson Engraving Company as an artist designing packaging for major products. It was at this time that she met her husband, Hans. Smokey was very involved with the art community in Irving, Brownwood and other art associations around the world. She served as president of the Southwest Watercolor Society and other art associations and won many competitions over the years. She was widely known for her ability to see fine detail in animals and flowers and was able to transform her vision into remarkable paintings. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hans Tormolen; sister, Linda Joyce Voss and brother, Parkland “Parkey” Jenkins. Survivors include, brothers, M.L. “Buddy” Jenkins and wife Joyce, Don Jenkins and wife Donna; many nieces and nephews and a host of dear friends and associates involved with the art community. There will be a Graveside Service at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3rd at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving, TX.
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John R. McVay
February 25, 1926 - November 30, 2014
John R. (JR) McVay, age 88 of Irving, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, November 30, 2014. He was born on February 25, 1926 in Archer City, Texas to John H. and Ruth McVay. John grew up in Sulphur Springs, TX and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School then went to SMU where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He was a United States Navy veteran serving during WWII. John was employed by Bell Helicopter and LTV before owning his own heating and air-conditioning business, then retiring from Lennox. John was a devout Christian who loved reading his bible and being a good Christian example for his family that meant the world to him. He is preceded in death by his wife, Annette Glover McVay; son, John Glover McVay; granddaughter, Melissa Ann McVay. Survivors include, daughters, Molly Campbell and husband Jim, Ruth McVay-Autry and husband Utah, Laurie Rogers and husband Randy, and Scott Dean and Ann Burks; grandchildren, Wes Campbell, Jessica Campbell, Jacob Rogers, Joey Rogers; great-grandchildren, Daci Darling and Anndi Jones. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3rd at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 4th at First Baptist Church of Irving with interment at 3:00 p.m., at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Texas.
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April 6, 1934 - November 17, 2014
Jane Barker age 80 of Irving, TX, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born in Lanai, Hawaii on April 6, 1934 and married Bennie B. Barker on July 6, 1953. Jane was a sport enthusiast and could name any score to any given game. She was passionate about her family and enjoyed having get togethers consisting of food and playing cards. Jane is preceded in death by children, Patricia Barker-Bowen and Bennie Barker, Jr. Survivors include, husband Bennie Barker; daughters, Ann Rogers, Sandra Waltman; sisters, Sybil Whitaker, Kay Ito; brother Howard Nakamura; grandchildren, Ben Wolf, Kelly Green, Jeff Wolf, Chris Rogers, Crystal Waltman, Andrea Rogers; Great-grandchildren, Leslie, Zachary, Kayman, Joseph, Alexis and Jacob. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., on Wednesday, November 19th at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be , Thursday, November 20th at Chism-Smith Funeral Home with interment following at Restland Cemetery.
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Bert Wayne Walthall, Sr,
December 21, 1926 - November 15, 2014
Bert Wayne Walthall, Sr., age 87 formerly of Irving, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014. He was born on December 21, 1926 in McKinney, TX to William Stanley and Dora Lee Wheeler-Walthall. Bert was a United States Navy veteran serving just after WWII. He was a long time active member of First Baptist Church of Irving and started the Videos for the Homebound ministry there. Bert enjoyed mentoring others and had the gift of never forgetting a face. He worked for TXU as Supervisor of Transmission, retiring in 1984 after 43 years of service. Bert loved his family and was always up for a good game of dominos. He is preceded in death by Geraldine, his loving wife of 55 years, who passed away in 2004, and by his brothers Ernest, Raymond, and Alvin Walthall. Survivors include, sons, Bert Wayne Walthall, Jr. and wife Peggy, Terry Lynn Walthall and wife Marcia; sister, Faye Nell Marshall; grandchildren, Kevin Walthall, Brooke Walthall, Bradly Walthall, Jennifer Walthall; great-grandchildren, Cortland Walthall and Grahm Walthall. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 21st at Chism-Smith Funeral Home with visitation being held one hour prior to services. Interment will take place at 2:30 on Friday at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas with Military Honors. The family requests charitable donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Margaret Faye Alcorn
October 30, 1933 - November 8, 2014
Margaret Faye Alcorn , age 81, of Burleson, Texas, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014. She was born on October 30, 1933 in Pecan Gap, Texas, the daughter of Elmer and Mamie Newman. Margaret kept score and coached for the Irving Girls Softball League. In 1966 she coached the first team in IGSL to become the State Champions. Margaret devoted her life to her family, and she loved her life. She was a fighter till the very end. Margaret is preceded in death by her loving husband of 30 years, Robert M. Alcorn; and parents, Elmer and Mamie Newman. She is survived by her children, Dolores Martin, Robert W. Alcorn and wife, Patricia, Aaron W. Alcorn and wife, Vicky; grandchildren, Shauna Daubenspeck, Tiffany Savory and husband, Daniel, Marc Alcorn, Travis Alcorn, Justin Graves and wife, Sam, Ryan Graves, Noah Alcorn; great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Caitlin, Riley, Raiden, D.J.; among numerous other family and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will immediately follow at Restland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.
Bob Doyle White
August 20, 1929 - November 4, 2014
Bob Doyle White of Irving, Texas passed away on November 4, 2014. He was born on August 20, 1929 in Benton, Arkansas to Doyle and Myrtle Treece White. The family moved to Leslie, Arkansas until he was 9 years old. Bob enlisted in the US Marine Corp in 1948 and served for two years. In 1950, he met the love of his life, Melba Felty, with whom he was married for 57 wonderful years. In 1951, he re-enlisted in the Navy and served an additional 3 years. In 1957, he graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and in 1963 became a Professional Engineer. Bob worked for several defense contractors, including Bell Helicopter and Vought Aerospace, from which he retired.
Bob and Melba had 4 children: Barry, Diane, Mark and Leland. They were also blessed with 5 grandchildren, Angela Gilland, Brad Golightly, Ashley, Brittany and Camryn White and 1 great granddaughter, Parker Gilland, all of whom he was immensely proud. Bob and Melba attended the First Baptist Church of Irving for over 50 years and provided endless contributions to the church family. He loved being active in the church and his extended family there. Bob was a very loving and Godly man, who taught his children strong Christian values. He was a husband, father, grandfather, friend, teacher and role model. He loved to travel with his family and share his time and engineering skills with anyone who needed him. He was our dad.Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at First Baptist of Irving. Interment will be at 10:15 am in Lane B at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Friday, November 7, 2014.
Boyce Dewayne Shaw
B. Dewayne Shaw of Irving, Texas moved to heaven on October 28, 2014 at the age of sixty-six after a sudden heart attack. He was born on October 10, 1948 to Naomi Beatrice Luttrell and Ernest Franklin Shaw on the Dexter Boggle Farms in southeastern New Mexico and he remained a farm boy at heart his entire life. Dewayne was one of six children and the oldest son. He began working at the age of ten, hoeing cotton, and swiftly moved into upper management following a hostile takeover on his part, but he and his sister reconciled before dinner.
After graduating from Hagerman High school, he traveled to Canada and had many other adventures with his childhood best friend, Frank Green. Dewayne joined the National Guard and served in the Army Reserves as a staff sergeant while working for the Artesia, New Mexico Police department as a patrolman. One day, he met a bell-bottom-wearing hippie girl in the park and fell in love. So, he married Vicki Clem on April 11, 1971 at the First Baptist Church in Artesia and they moved to Roswell where he continued working for the local Police Department before becoming a Sherriff’s deputy in Chavez County. Dewayne concluded his New Mexico law enforcement career as an Investigator for the State of New Mexico’s Fraud and Abuse department.