Wallace Dean Minze
Wallace Dean Minze, 58, died Saturday, September 9, 2006.
Minze was born January 11, 1948 in Fort Worth to R.Q. and Eldridge Minze. He worked for and later ran the ambulance service in Springtown. Mr. Minze was responsible for bringing the ambulance service up to EMT standards and then to Paramedic service. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tillie and Doyle Minze; nephews, David Minze and Chris Cooper; step-father, R.C. Parnell.
Survivors include Pamela Minze; son, Tommy Minze; granddaughter, Ashlie Minze; dear friend, Jeff Isaacs; Ashlie's mother, Dawn Lowrey; brother, Michael Minze and wife, Bobbie; sister, Carol Ann Jordan and husband, Mike; father-in-law, Thomas Turner; sisters-in-law, Sandra Minze and Barbara Minze, Vickie Harms, Carla Hunt and husband, Don, and Patti Philpot; and many nieces, nephews and loving friends.
The funeral service was scheduled for THursday, Sept. 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. at White's Springtown Chapel. Burial to follow at Annis Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home.
Bobby Lee Carter
Bobby Lee Carter, 49, of Fort Worth, died Friday September 8, 2006 in a Fort Worth hospital. Born November 2, 1956 in Mineral Wells, he was a resident of Tarrant County for many years. Bobby was a member of the Baptist church and a truck driver. He is preceded in death by his father Cole “Lee” Carter and a sister, Edith Marie Carter.
Survivors include daughters, Lori Tate of Weatherford and Samantha Carter of Fort Worth; a son, Terry Carter of Weatherford; mother, Helen Carter of Benbrook; sister, Brenda Chancellor and husband, John, of Azle; grandchildren, Hali and Kadi and a niece, Jillian Chancellor.
A graveside service was scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2006 in Memory Gardens Cemetery, with Rev. Kenneth Cox officiating.
Arrangements: Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel.
Shirley Galloway, of Weatherford, daughter of Larry and Gay Groleau, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006.
She is survived by her children, Dean Galloway of McKinney and Cynthia Anderson of Concord, Ca.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.
The family requests that those who wish to send flowers send potted plants, to be planted in a garden by their home in remembrance of Galloway.
S.P. “Polk” Pair
S.P. “Polk” Pair, 88, of Weatherford, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, in a local nursing facility. Born Nov. 8, 1917, in Coleman County, he was a resident of Parker County for many years.
Pair was a retired machinist who began working at General Dynamics July 19, 1949, and retired on Jan. 1, 1974. He retired a second time on Dec. 1, 1979 at age 62. He and wife Lucille married March 17, 1986. They enjoyed traveling together and joined the Honey Do Chapter of the Good Sams Club in 1990.
Polk was preceded in death by a son, Tony, in 1968 and wife, Nellie Lee Pair in 1986.
Survivors include wife, Lucille Pair of Weatherford; son, Jerry Pair and wife, Ivonne of Weatherford; step-children, Helen Evans, Lee Arvin Herron, Billy Herron and George Herron; two grandchildren, Robert and Tony Pair; 15 step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, 35 step-great-grandchildren and 23 step-great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: 6 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with Rev. Donald Thompson and Rev. Tim Richards officiating.
Interment: Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements
John Fredric Murphy
John Fredric Murphy, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at a Weatherford nursing home.
Born to Joseph Maley and Lillian Barber Murphy in New London, Conn., Murphy was the second of four children: Joseph Jr., John, Elizabeth, and David. He was a graduate of Portland High School in Portland, Conn., where he pitched semi-pro baseball for International Silver.
Murphy was a master sergeant assigned to the Eighth Air Force Strategic Air Command at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth during the Korean War as a B-36 Bomber gunner. He worked 32 years for Emhart Corporation-Brenson Hinge Division as a sales representative, retiring in 1986. Murphy then served as general manager of the Horseshoe Bend Association for five years.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Weatherford; daughters, Colleen Hutchings of Katy, Kaye Kuzmich of Midland, Marjorie Maye of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Erica Lynn Maye of Fort Worth, Mary Ward Hadley, Katherine Mae Ward and Rachael Marie Maye all of Midland, Shawn Young, Katherine Young, and Robin Binkley of Alvarado, and one great grandson, Ward Gaige Hadley of Midland.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Weatherford. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Kathryn Reeves Demboski
Kathryn Reeves Demboski, 86, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006. She was born in El Dorado, Okla. on Oct. 4, 1919 and moved to Mineral Wells in 1938, where she worked as an assistant librarian at the Mineral Wells Library.
Demboski later completed a college degree in business. She met and married Bernard Demboski while completing military paychecks for his helicopter school unit at Ft. Wolters. They were married for 39 years and were inseparable until his sudden death in August 2005.
After retirement, Demboski earned a legal assistant degree and later served as President of the AARP of Mineral Wells, where membership increased more than fifty percent under her leadership.
She loved to write and authored many short stories as well as poetry. The pride and joy of her life was her daughter, Dolores. She was a role model for her daughter, her granddaughter, Kathi, and her grandson, Jon due to her commitment to education.
Demboski was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Demboski, her parents, Homer and Elizabeth Reeves, four brothers and a sister.
She is survived by her daughter, Dolores Sutter and husband, Joe of Bedford; grandson, Jon Ingle of Austin; granddaughter, Kathi Trewitt and husband, David of Bedford; three great grandchildren, Aaron, Delaney, and McKenna Trewitt of Bedford; her brother, Homer Reeves and wife, Donnice of Mineral Wells; several nieces and nephews and loving friends.
The family would like to thank the staff of Palo Pinto Nursing Center, Solaris Hospice, and Our Lady of the Lourdes Catholic Church for their love and care.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Mineral Wells
Entombment: Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
Visitation: 5 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, preceding Rosary at 7 p.m. at White's Funeral Home, Mineral Wells.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, American Heart Association, or a charity of choice.