Todd Allan Kraska
Lt. Todd Alan Kraska, formerly of Irving, died Aug. 17 in Los Angeles. He was 24. Born Dec. 21, 1972 in San Diego, Lt. Kraska was a 1990 graduate of MacArthur High School and a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is survived by his parents Beverly Kraska of Carrollton, Kenneth and Deborah Kraska of Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.; a sister; and six grandparents. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the University of Dallas Chapel. The family requests memorials be made to the Experimental Aircraft Association, Young Eagles Program, P.O. Box 3065, Oshkosh, WI 54903. Arrangements by Brown's Memorial Funeral Home.
Martin Krause died Aug. 17. He was 74. Born March 12, 1923, Mr. Krause is survived by his mother, Bertha Cain of Oklahoma; his wife Barbara of Irving; two sons; two adopted daughters; nine grandchildren; and two brothers. Services were held Aug. 22 at Hughes North Chapel. Interment at Crown Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home, Dallas.
Annie Lee Moser
Annie Lee Moser, formerly of Irving, died Aug. 14. She was 78. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Garland and Patti Moser of Irving; daughter and son-in-law Jimmie Sue and Gerald Plachy; two brothers; two sisters; and seven grandchildren. Services were held Aug. 18 at Mount Antioch Cemetery, Mt. Calm. Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.
Mercedes N. Molina
Mercedes N. Molina of Irving died Aug. 19. She was 93. Born in Guadalajara, Mex., Sept. 24, 1903, Mrs. Molina was preceded in death by her husband Jose Trinidad Molina; a son; two brothers; a sister; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mrs. Molina is survived by her sons Mario S. and Jose Antonio Molina; daughters Maria Ninfa Leos, Theresa Alicia (Alice) Gutierrez, Molly Leanos, Sister Carmela Molina SHG, Mercy Molina Mcgee; sisters Rebecca Buentello and Elissa M. Garfias; 39 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren. Mrs. Molina was a member of the Guadalupana Society and Curcilistas Movement, a former member of the Mexican Cultural Society and the Federation Mutalista Mexican. Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 22 at St. Therese's Catholic Church, Mrs Molina's grandson, Father Arthur Molina, celebrant. Interment at Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas. Arrangements by Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.
Harry Wallace Newton
Harry Wallace Newton of Irving died Aug. 18 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was 51. Born in Fort Worth Nov. 5, 1945, Mr. Newton was a warehouseman, a stamp and coin collector, a member of MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy Reserve retiree N.R.M.C.B. 22. He is survived by his wife, Pat Newton; son and daughter-in-law Tony and Sondra Harrel of Grand Prairie; daughters and sons-in-law Tami and Steve Stringer, Traci and Jerry Henderson, all of Irving; brother John Newton of Hawley; sisters Laverne Lutz of Krum, Linda Daniel of Benbrook; one grandson; and six granddaughters. Services were held Aug. 21 at MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church, the Rev. John Meador officiating. Interment at Central Cemetery, Hawley. The family requests memorials be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, 75219. Arrangements by Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.
Walter J. Barber Jr.
Walter J. Barber Jr. of Irving died of natural causes at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth Aug. 25. He was 72. Born in New York City Jan. 3, 1925, Mr. Barber had lived in Irving since 1958. He worked for the General Services Administration in Fort Worth for more than 30 years. He was an elder and member of the choir at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church in Irving, a member of the Professional Engineers of Texas, the Institute of Environmental Services, a lifetime member of the M.C. Lively Elementary P.T.A., and served as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He is survived by his wife Pat Barber of Irving; daughters Debera Ellen Swaim of San Antonio, Beverley Ann Collette of Dallas, Sandra Dawn Erickson of North Richland Hills, Sandy Manning of Dallas, Judy Smith of Illinois; sons Robertr Walter Barber of Dallas, Michael James Barber of Grapevine, John Scott of Bryan; one sister; one brother; 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Aug. 28 at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, 1621 W. Grauwyler Rd., Irving, the Rev. Steve Wild officiating. Interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family requests memorials be made to St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Walter J. Barber Jr. Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 153112, Irving, 75015-3112. Arrangements by Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.
T. L. Bingham
T.L. Bingham, a former resident of Irving, died Aug. 24 at Sequoyah Manor Nursing Home in Sallisaw, Okla. He was 84. Born June 29, 1912 in Center County, Okla., Mr. Bingham was a retired driver for United Transport in Arlington. He lived in Irving from 1950-1978. The former deacon of Calvary Baptist Church affilliated with Jehovah's Witness in his later years. He is survived by sons Gary D. Bingham of Huntington Beach, Calif., Timothy W. Bingham of Sallisaw; daughter Sharon K. Cribbs of Gans, Okla.; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two sisters. Services were held Aug. 28. Interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Brown's Memorial Funeral Home.
Salvatore Thomas Cacciatore
Salvatore Thomas Cacciatore, a former resident of Irving, died peacefully at his home in Seattle, Wash. Aug. 16 after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 80. Born in Racine, Wis., April 24, 1917, Mr. Cacciatore was a restaurant owner and Italian chef for 60 years. He lived in Irving from 1958 until June 1997 and owned several area restaurants, including Catchy's Kitchen and Nino's. Mr. Cacciatore was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church and Cistercian Abbey in Irving. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie Cacciatore; son Thomas Lemanski; daughters Madonna Cacciatore of Seattle, Debra Rigas; three brothers and two sisters. A memorial mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 29 at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, 3221 14th Ave. W., Seattle. The family requests memorials be made to the Humane Society adn the World Wildlife Fund.
Ima Mae Taylor Coop
Ima Mae Taylor Coop of Irving died Aug. 21. She was 71. Born in San Saba County Feb. 6, 1926, Mrs. Coop lived in Irving for 41 years. She was a retired teacher and a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Coop is survived by daughter Elaine Priller of Irving; and grandaughter Tonya Priller Goad of Irving. Services were held at Varga Chapel Cemetery, San Saba, Aug. 24, John Shero officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the Rylander Memorial Library. Arrangements by Howell-Doran Funeral Home, San Saba.
Sidney F. Darrell
Sidney F. Darrell of Irving died at his home of natural causes Aug. 25. He was 67. Born March 25, 1930 in Ravia, Okla., Mr. Darrell was a retired carpenter, a mason, a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, and a member of Westwood Baptist Church in Irving. He graduated from Irving High School in 1947. Mr. Darrell is survived by his daughter Micah Womack of Flower Mound; daughters Morse Craig Gray and Nancy Lee Conner, both of Irving; two grandchildren; two nieces; a nephew; a great nephew; and a great niece. Graveside services were held Aug. 27 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, the Rev. Wallace Philpot officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 141274, Irving, 75014. Arrangements by Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.
Mary Edith Graves
Mary Edith Graves of Irving died Aug. 25. She was 93. Born in Crandall Feb. 20, 1904, Mrs. Graves was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Temple. She is survived by her daughter Doris McHone of Irving; son Lewis H. Graves of Irving; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Elsie E. Graves of Dallas; sister Viola Burney of Dallas; eight grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Private services are scheduled for Aug. 28 at Grove Hill Cemetery, the Rev. Byron Stark officiating. Arrangements by Brown's Memorial Funeral Home.
Kenneth Green of Irving died at Parkland Memorial Hospital Aug. 24. He was 47. Arrangements pending with Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.
Boyd Young Johnson
Boyd Young Johnson of Irving died at home of cancer Aug. 22. He was 58. Born in Durant, Okla. Nov. 8, 1938, Mr. Johnson worked for Chief Freight Lines for 24 years and retired in 1993 after 11 years with Churchill Freight Lines. He had been a member of Teamster Local 745 since 1957 and was an avid golfer. Mr. Johnson is survived by his daughter Jean E. Johnson of Irving; daughter and son-in-law Judy and David King of Houston; sister and brother-in-law Alice and Bob Barry of Garland; brothers and sisters-in-law Neal and Millie Johnson of DeKalb, James and Nona Johnson of Mesquite; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services were held Aug. 25 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Mike Auffet officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 141274, Irving 75014.
Vern "Poppo" Larson of Irving died at home of natural causes Aug. 23. He was 79. Born Nov. 27, 1917 in Chicago, Mr. Larson was self-employed as a tool and die designer. He had lived in Irving for 13 years and was a Good Sam member. Mr. Larson is survived by his son, Vern Larson of Grainvalley, Mo.; daughter Linda Collins of Gresham, Ore.; five sisters; one brother; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. No formal services are planned at this time. The family requests memorials be made to the American Lung Association. Arrangements by Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.
George L. Lucas Jr.
George L. Lucas Jr. of Irving died Aug. 24 of natural causes in a local nursing home. He was 75. Born in Wortham April 6, 1922, Mr. Lucas retired in 1988 after 20 years as an accountant with Fina Oil in Dallas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Irving, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Texas Society of S.A.R., Blaine C. Willhoite Sr. Chapter. Mr. Lucas is survived by his wife, Jo Lucas of Irving; sister Paulene Saylor of Fort Worth; brothers Ted Lucas of Houston and Clarence Lucas of Oakland, Calif. Services were held Aug. 27 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Randy Rudisell officiating. Interment at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana.
Avbrey James Melvin
Avbrey James Melvin of Irving died Aug. 22. He was 71. Born in Belton April 6, 1926, Mr. Melvin was retired from the military and the U.S. Department of Labor. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Melvin of Irving; son Randy Melvin of Garland; daughters Sharon Bailey of Whitney, Cindy Parker of Arlington; sister Geveva Kaster of Grand Prairie; brothers Elnor Melvin of Temple, Kenneth Melvin of Dallas, John Melvin of Altus, Okla; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Services were held Aug. 25 at S. MacArthur Church of Christ, Tim Lewis and Grady King officiating. Interment at Restland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home.
Robert Paul Michael
Robert Paul Michael of Irving died Aug. 24. He was 52. Born in Fort Worth Nov. 11, 1944, Mr. Michael was a laboratory technician. He is survived by his mother, Gwendolyn Michael of Fort Worth; daughter Lori Argenbright of Duncanville; sons Richard Michael of Watauga, Todd and Darren Michael, both of Duncanville; sister Marica Franklin of Azle; two grandchildren; and one niece. Services were held Aug. 26 at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Sharon Wozencraft officiating. Interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Virginia Louise Ross Porter
Virginia Louise Ross Porter of Irving died of natural causes at Irving Hospital Aug. 23. She was 62. Born in Vernon Nov. 20, 1934, Mrs. Porter was a homemaker and a member of Kirkwood United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Porter of Irving, son and daughter-in-law Brian and Emily Porter of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law Diana amd Buddy Asimakis of Irving; sisters Mary Ann Stone of Houston, Juanita Machetti of Arlington; and two grandsons. Services were held Aug. 26 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Dr. Wilson Canafax officiating. Interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Julie Marie Standlee
Julie Marie Standlee of Hurst died in Bedford Aug. 24. She was 34. Born in Alexandria, Va., June 21, 1963, Mrs. Standlee was a homemaker. She is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeLane of St. Petersburg, Fl.; husband, Irving police officer James Standlee; daughter Stephanie Standlee; brothers Joseph DeLane Jr. of Grand Prairie and Ned DeLane of St. Petersburg. Services were held Aug. 27 at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Chaplain Milfred Minatrea officiating. Interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.