Eva Irene Sanders Hardman
Eva Irene Sanders Hardman died recently. She was 62. Born in Haskell County Oct. 21, 1934, Mrs. Hardman was a teacher in the Irving Independent School District for 37 years, with service at Thomas Haley Elementary, L.G. Smith and 26 years at Elliott Elementary School. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls in 1954 and taught in that city until 1956. Mrs. Hardman taught in Vista, Calif. until 1958 when she came to Irving. Her 42-year career was highlighted by numerous extracurricular teaching activites, including grade-level curriculum composition, 24 years of teaching summer school and various professional organizational memberships. Mrs. Hardman is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John Christopher and Carol Nell Hardman of Raleigh, N.C.; sisters Lona Mae Phelps of Haskell, Ethel Slade of Eagar, Ariz., Martha Maupin of Odessa, Marie Kirkland of Fort Worth, Sue Cox of Omaha, Neb., Scarlett Cole of San Antonio; brothers Oman Travis Sanders of Coleman, Andrew Sanders of Cross Plains, Jacky Sanders of Aledo, Rocky Sanders of Abilene; one grandson; 29 nieces and nephews; and thousands of students. Services were held Oct. 11 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home, the Rev. Bobby Isbell officiating. Interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association in Mrs. Hardman's name.
Oscar Eugenio Masters Sr.
Oscar Eugenio Masters Sr. died Oct. 9 at Columbia Medical City in Dallas. He was 74. Born in Eagle Pass July 13, 1923, Mr. Masters was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, with service during WWII with the 14th Air Force in the China-Burma Theater. He flew 36 combat missions in the B24 bomber, for which he earned the Distinquished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Mr. Masters directed inspection teams in southern Mexico for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Hoof and Mouth Eradication Program. He worked for the U.S. Department of Labor in 1954 as an inspector at the Bracero Reception Center and he also worked as an investigator for the Labor Department in Arkansas, Austin and Dallas. He retired from the department in 1989 as the Southwest regional administrator for pension and welfare benefits administration. Mr. Masters was also a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Estela Barrientos Masters, sons and daughters-in-law Oscar Eugenio Masters Jr. and Effie Rastegari Masters; Luis Rolando and Mary Littleton Masters; son Albert Martin Masters; brother and sister-in-law William Edward Masters Jr. and Amelia Masters; sister Margaret Masters Villareal; sisters and brothers-in-law Sylvia Masters Riojas and Salomon Riojas, Irma and Roberto Barrientos; four additional sisters-in-law; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Robert Masters of San Antonio and two in-laws. Services held Oct. 11 at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Father Doug Deshotel officiating. Interment at Our Lady of Refuge Cemetery, Eagle Pass. Arrangements by Brown's Memorial Funeral Home.
Norman Earl Tharp
Norman Earl Tharp Oklahoma died Oct. 7, at the Veterans Center in Clinton, Okla. He was 82. Born in Iowa May 29, 1915, Mr. Tharp was a former longtime resident of Grand Prairie, where he served as past vice president of the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Mr. Tharp was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wis. A former corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, he saw combat duty at Iwo Jima, received a Presidential Citation and was honorably discharged in May 1946. Mr. Tharp was a born-again Christian and active in the local church. Mr. Tharp is survived by his son, Mark Tharp, of Arlington; daughter Trudi Dean of Harlingen; and grandchildren Barbara, Mark, Jordan, Hunter and Taylor. Memorials can be made to Shady Grove Church, Grand Prairie, 1829 W. Shady Grove Rd., Grand Prairie, 75050.
Jerry Thompson, formerly of Irving, died Oct. 4 in Tarrant County. He was 55. Born Jan. 30, 1942 in Spencer, Iowa, Mr. Thompson recently moved to Fort Worth. He was a driver for Premier Truck Lines in that city for seven years, a veteran of the U.S. armed forces and a member of the Teamsters. Mr. Thompson is survived by his daughters Denise Tosh and Debbie Thompson, both of Washington; his mother Maxine Thompson of Iowa; and a grandson. Services were held Oct. 12 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home Chapel.
A. Warren Owens
A. Warren Owens of Irving died Oct. 9 of cancer at his home. He was 77. Born in Chicago, Mr. Owens was president and chief executive officer of Owens International Air. He served as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII for which he received the Air Medal with three Bronze Oak Leaf clusters after flying 48 missions. A former Delta Air Lines employee in Atlanta, Mr. Owens moved to Texas in 1959 and became a regional manager for Seaboard World Airlines. He started his successful international air freight forwarding company in 1974, which he ran with his family. Mr. Owens was a former president of the 90th Bomb Group/Jolly Rogers, a member of the 5th Air Force Board of Trustees, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen; sister Shirley Semon of Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law Bette and Jim Culling of Southlake; sons and daughters-in-law Warren and Joan Owens of Hurst, Owen and Karen Owens of Grapevine, Dennis and Sammye Owens of Bedford, Tony and Janice Owens of Hurst, Christopher and Bonnie Owens of Grapevine; daughter Cheryl Coke of Grapevine; daughter-in-law Rachel Smith of Irving; 24 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Services were held Oct. 11 at Holy Family of Nazareth Church, Irving. Arrangements by Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.
Betty Gaynell Clark
Betty Ganelle Clark died in Dallas OCt. 14. She was 57. Born in Malakoff Dec. 31, 1939, Mrs. Clark was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Hal Clark of Irving; daughter and son-in-law Lori and Billy Driscoll of Edgewood; sons and daughters-in-law Mike and LaNita Clark of Desoto, Jeff and Cindy Clark of Irving, Chris and Donna Clark of Irving; sister Lavada Partain of Garland; sister and brother-in-law Martha and Milton Tyler of Irving; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, the Rev. L.R. Shaw Jr. officiating. Interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Brown's Memorial Funeral Home.
Ethel Jewel Dodson
Ethel Jewel "Snooky" Dodson died Oct. 12. She was 58. Born in Hempstead County July 6, 1939, Mrs. Dodson worked as an auditor for Nokia. She was a former Grand Noble of the Rebekah Friendship Lodge. Mrs. Dodson is survived by her husband, H.T. "Jr" Dodson of Irving; her mother Ethel D. Fielding of Blevins, Ark.; daughters Cathy Kaye Ward of Arlington, Terri Ann Caskey of Fort Worth; brother William K. Fielding of Burleson; and two grandchildren. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. In liew of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society of St. Paul Home Care.
Ronald "Red" Dhonau, formerly of Irving, died of natural causes in Pueblo, Colo. Oct. 11. He was 46. Born in Evansville, Ind. Dec. 2, 1950, Mr. Dhonau was a crane operator for CFI in Boston, Mass. and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Violet Dhonau of Euless; son Derek Dhonau of Breaux Bridge, La.; daughters Valarie Dhonau of Euless, Lachrisha Winterroth of Seattle; father Owen E. Dhonau of Irving; brothers Owen Dhonau Jr. of Desoto, Steven, Ricky and Joe Dhonau, all of Irving; sisters Connie VanWoerden of Mineola, Debbie Battison of Rowlett. Cathy Cheshire of Carthage, Paula DeLaVega of Boulder, Colo.; four granddaughters; two grandsons and two great granddaughters. Services were held Oct. 15 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Ken Parlin officiating. Interment at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, Colleyville.
Ola Louise McDaniel Meeks
Ola Louise McDaniel Meeks of Corinth died at her home Oct. 11. She was 64. Born in Attalla, Ala., Mrs. Meeks was a pharmacy technician with Eckerd Drugs. She is survived by her husband, Monroe Meeks Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law Ricki and Stacie Meeks of Corinth, Keith and Kim Meeks of McKinney; daughters and sons-in-law Vicki and Ricky Lunsford of Highland Village, Melissa and Ken Murray Jr. of Irving; brother and sister-in-law Russell and Alice McDaniel of Attalla; grandson Ken Murray III of Irving; one niece and one nephew. Services were held Oct. 14 at the First Baptist Church, Flower Mound, the Rev. David Williams officiating. Interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Dalton and Son Funeral Home, Lewisville.
Lillie M. Moring
Lillie M. Moring, formerly of Irving, died Oct. 13 in Dallas. She was 83. Born in Grand Prairie Sept. 1, 1914, Mrs. Moring was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, John Moring of Kemp; daughter Mary Alice Gagliardo of Garland; sons Preston Davis of Trenton, Ga., Kenneth Ray Davis of Garland; brother Bennie Powell of Grand Prairie; nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home Chapel, Kemp. Interment at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Dallas. Arrangements by Brown's Memorial Funeral Home.
Earl C. Robertson
Earl C. Robertson of Irving died Oct. 11 at his home. He was 89. Born March 29, 1908 in Lone Oak, Mr. Robertson worked as an automobile salesman. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irving. Mr. Robertson is survived by his wife, Betty Robertson; daughter and son-in-law Kay and Jerry Hall of New Caney; two grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Services were held Oct. 13 at First Presbyterian Church, Dr. David Johnson officiating. Interment at Rose Mound Cemetery, Commerce. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Irving. Arrangements by Brown's Memorial Funeral Home.
Mary Lynn Schaefer
Mary Lynn Schaefer of Austin died Oct. 13 in Irving of natural causes. She was 59. Born May 9, 1938 in San Antonio, Mrs. Schaefer was a counselor for the Austin school district for 20 years, a member of St. David Episcopal Church in Austin, an at-risk counselor at Barbara Jordan Elementary School in Austin and a court-appointed special advocate for many years. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Sherry and Walter Allison of Irving; mother Marjorie Alexander Catalani of Irving; one niece and two nephews. Memorial services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at St. David Episcopal Church, E. 7th and San Jacinto, Austin, the Rev. Jim Bethel officiating. Graveside service 11 a.m. Oct. 17, Mission Park Cemetery South, San Antonio, Dr. William P. Lytle officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the St. David Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 315, Austin, 78767. Arrangements by Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.