Don Miller, age 79, died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 14, 2018. He was born in Potosi, Missouri to Theodore Stonewall and Buleah Marie Miller on September 20, 1938. Don served active duty in the United States Navy for 10 years. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and making homemade fishing lures. Don was a huge fan of the Texas Rangers, enjoyed listening to alternative country rock, his favorite performer was Kidd Rock. Going to garage sales, bookstores, playing slots and reading western books, fishing and hunting magazines was a favorite pastime of Don’s. He will always be remembered for the homemade movies he made for the whole family, always drinking sweet tea and above all, the love he had for his beautiful grandchildren. Don is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Allen, Russell, Robert, Lawrence and Jack Miller, and sister Peggy Chamberlain. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 43 years, Janice Elaine Miller; son Frank Mason and wife Priscilla; son Darrell Miller; daughter Karen Blanton and husband Monte; Mike Miller and wife Beverly; daughter Teresa Mason and husband Andrew; son Robert Miller and wife Lee; 16 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; brothers Ralph, John and Jerry Miller; sister Dorothy Head as well as numerous loving extended family and friends. The family will receive friends between 6:00 and 8:00pm, on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving. A funeral service will be 2:00pm, Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the funeral home with interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd. immediately following. The family request memorial donations to a Fort Worth no kill animal shelter.
Terry Ann Hudnall, age 70, entered into Heaven’s Gates on Saturday, July 14, 2018. She was born in Harlingen, Texas to A.E. Jr. and Sarah Beth (Thompson) Fellows on January 29, 1948. Terry was a dedicated and longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Irving, where she taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school, a member of Shepard’s Care Team, and visited with home bound senior adults. She was a lover of all animals, with a special soft spot for Horses and canine species, black labs being her favorite. Terry was an avid reader, and a huge sports fan, her favorite teams consisted of TCU Horned Frogs, UT Texas Longhorns, the Rangers, the Mavericks and the Dallas Cowboys. She is preceded in death by her parents, parental in-laws W.C. and Eunice Alf, brother in laws Timmothy and Billy Alff and sister in law Nancy Alff. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 49 years, Ralph Hudnall; son Bryce Hudnall and wife Jennifer Silver; son Ryan Hudnall; in law Charles Alff and wife Vickie; in law Judy Noack and husband Slim; in law John Alff and wife Adell; in law Scottie Williams and wife Rebecca; cousin Ed Stemal and wife sally; cousin Waynene Murfin and husband Bob; cousin Suzy Ewing; cousin Gary Thompson and wife Cecelia; beloved dog Travis and Scrapper the cat, along with numerous extended family, friends and church family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many, who will be deeply missed. The family will receive friends between 5:00 and 7:00pm, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving. A funeral Service will be held 10:00am, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, 211 W. 3rd Street in Irving. A committal service at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mtn. Creek Pkwy is pending, please continue to check back for this updated information. The family request memorial donations to the American Heart Association at http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ and click donate.
Ima Dunks McShane, age 102, died on Friday, July 13, 2018. Ima was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on September 26, 1915. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She enjoyed going to thrift stores and eating out. She drove until she was 100 years old. She was active in the community Heritage Senior Center and was a member of First United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her family. She was a widow of war in WWII when her first husband Mr. Dunks passed away. Ima is preceded in death by her first husband Albert Lee Dunks (1945), second husband Adrian John McShane (1991), and brother Horton Bridges. Left to cherish her memory are son, Albert Bruce Dunks, and his wife Nancy; granddaughters Christine Lambe and husband Darrell, Brenda White and husband Daniel, and Barbara Boedeker; sister-in-law Gloria Bridges; niece, Ann Bridges Windsor; seven great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; numerous other extended family members; and a warm thank you to the staff and friends at Avalon Memory Care. The family will receive friends from 6:00- 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75061. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the funeral home with an interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75061.
Vicky Howenstein, age 59, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. She was born in Denton, Texas to Douglas and Jeanette (Miller) Turner on August 6, 1958. Vicky enjoyed traveling, cooking for and spending time with her family, including her time as a Tiger Cub den leader for the Cub Scouts. She was a nurturing, caring and loving wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory are her parents Douglas and Jeanette; husband of 28 years, Mike Howenstein; sons Adam Sage and Mark Howenstein; brother Mike Turner and wife Katherine; sister Sherri Boudreaux and husband Kevin along with numerous extended family and loving friends. The family request memorial donations to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/ and click on donate. Please continue to check back for updated details regarding a graveside service.
Commander Richard Gerrard “Jerry” Stephens, U.S. Navy (Retired), 93, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on July 7, 2018 of natural causes, with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife Helen Virginia (Hoffman) Stephens; son Capt. Rusty Stephens, U.S. Navy, (Ret.) and wife Lani of Colorado Springs, CO; son Mike Stephens and wife Gillian of Dallas, TX; daughter Susan Dirting and husband Jim, of Dallas, TX; granddaughter Sally Stephens Hunt and husband Lowell of Surprise, AZ; grandson Mike Stephens of Colorado Springs, CO; granddaughter Amy Stephens Burnett and husband John of Colorado Springs, CO; granddaughter Kristen Dirting Kirby and husband Josh of Dallas, TX; grandson Ryan Dirting of Dallas, TX and 5 great-grandchildren. Jerry was born Friday, May 1, 1925 in Abilene, TX. He was an Abilene High School Honor Band member (1937-1941) where he was known for his cornet solos (especially “Carnival of Venice” and “Flight of the Bumble Bee”) and his chest full of UIL band medals. His college years were interrupted during World War II on February 14, 1943 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an aviation cadet. He was commissioned an Ensign and awarded his naval aviator’s wings on October 2, 1945. Following the war, he continued in the Navy Reserve and retired on July 1, 1972. Following the War, he returned to the University of Texas and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering. He worked for Texaco for two years. In 1950 he married his wife Virginia (Jen), moved to Irving, TX, and began his career as a business merchant, starting Hearthstone Floors, which he owned and operated for 32 years. He was a charter member and served as an Elder of Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving; was President of Irving Rotary Club; on the Board of Directors of Irving State Bank; was Past President of Irving Aid, and also the for Greater Dallas Floor Covering Association. He was known for being a gentleman, for his kindness, and being a joy to work with. In his later years, he loved to travel with his wife Jen, visiting Hawaii, Europe, and the grandchildren. He was a rabid Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys fan and a member of the Texas Exes. The family will receive friends between 2:00 and 4:00pm, Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home in Irving. A committal with full Military Honors will be 11:00am, Monday, July 16, 2018 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas. All family and friends need to line up in LANE 1 by 10:45 AM. A memorial service to celebrate Jerry’s life will be held 1:00pm, Monday July 16, 2018 at Presbyterian Village North, in the Chapel, 8600 Skyline Dr. in Dallas with a reception to follow. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of The Terrace Memory Care at Presbyterian Village North for their loving care provided to Jerry and the support given to the family during the last 2 years of his life. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Woodhaven Presbyterian Church, 3650 North O’Connor Road, Irving, TX 75061; or PVN Foundation, Presbyterian Village North, 8600 Skyline Drive, Dallas, TX 75243.