Erlinda Barlolong Bernardez, age 79, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 16, 2018. She was born on Saturday, August 19, 1939 in Panaga, Philippines to Felipe and Maura (Bautista) Barlolong. Erlinda enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking for her family. During her work as a registered nurse, she worked in all different areas but found the most joy working in the maternity ward. She will lovingly be remembered as a caring, nurturing and loving wife, mother and grandmother who was happiest when she was spending time with her grandkids and family. Erlinda is preceded in death by her parents Felipe and Maura, sisters Mila, Perla and Victoria and one daughter Renee. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 53 years, Romeo Bernardez; son Roland Bernardez M.D.; daughter Ruth Kubajak and husband Paul; son Robb Bernardez; grandchildren Zander Kubajak and Quentin Kubajak; brothers Remy Barolong and Rudy Barolong as well as numerous extended family and friends.
Kathryn “Katie” Louise Huber of Farmers Branch, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Katie was born on July 7, 1930 in Bonita, Texas to William H. Admire and Mary E. (Roach) Admire. She was the youngest of seven children. Katie graduated in 1950 from The Parkland Hospital School of Nursing (Class size 9), and began a lifelong career in nursing and health care at Parkland Memorial Hospital. She began her career as Emergency Room RN, then progressed to head nurse, supervisor of nursing, and head of nursing administration during her time with Parkland. She met the love of her life, Robert E. Huber, a Dallas Police Officer, while working in the Emergency Room in 1950. Katie retired from Parkland Hospital in 1997 after 47 years of service to her fellow men. She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ and a long-time member of Walnut Hill Church of Christ. After her retirement, she participated in many medical mission trips to Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and other regions of the world. She constantly volunteered at many local programs in Dallas, when not overseas, helping the needy and hungry. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert E. Huber, four sisters and two brothers. She is survived by niece Gretchen S. Newman; nephews Ronald Thomas, Timothy Admire, and John Admire. A funeral service will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Walnut Hill Church of Christ, 10550 Marsh Lane Dallas, TX 75209. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in Katie Huber’s memory.
Richard Edward Shrum JR, age 67, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Richard was born on October 7, 1951 in Dallas, Texas to Richard Edward Shrum SR and Vlasta (Fridrich) Shrum. To those close to him, Richard was known as “Dick”. Dick was a man of great accomplishment and determination. Although Dick was a quadriplegic, his limitations were never an excuse, he just found new ways to accomplish his goals. Dick was very goal oriented and wasn’t happy until his goals were met. While his disability frustrated him at times, it never held him back. Dick worked hard to receive both his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of North Texas. After receiving his degrees, Dick spent his working career as a vocational counselor in public service. Dick was an active person. He was an avid hunter who really enjoyed his hunting dogs (LABS). Dick was quite the stubborn man, but also very family oriented. He grew up in Irving, Texas but was a good ole country boy at heart. He loved being outside whenever possible. For some time, he and a friend raised and bred Mouflon Sheep. Richard is preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory are wife of 38 years Doris Shrum; daughters Jaime Bybee of Weatherford, Cassie Clair and husband Ryan of Plano; brother Michael Shrum and wife Dianne of Kerens; grandchildren Dylan, Easton, Brianne, Cooper, Jack, Mia; one great granddaughter Kinley; as well as numerous other extended family and loving friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas 75061. A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the funeral home with an interment immediately following at Restland Cemetery, 13005 Greenville Ave, Dallas, Texas 75243. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Red Cross. You may leave the family a note of condolence or make a donation by visiting our website at www.brownmem.com.
Frances Samples King, age 84, entered Heavens Gate on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. She was born in Bogata, Texas to Floyd Dee and Vera May (Cooper) Scoggins on Monday, April 30, 1934. Frances had been a resident of Irving for 60 years and the successful business owner of Atlas Printing Ink Company, until her retirement in 2000. She will lovingly be remembered as a nurturing, caring and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who found the most joy spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Frances is preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Vera Scoggins, 1st husband Bob Stokes, 2nd husband Tommy Samples and sister Sandra Cooper. Left to cherish her memory is husband Clyde King; sister Wyveda Dowdy; sons Bobby Stokes; son Ricky Samples; son Michael Samples; daughter Linda Samples; granddaughters Jennifer Samples Dearden, Leslie Stokes Whetstine, Tara Samples, Amber Riney Dobeka, Shelby Stokes Cannon and Briley Samples; grandsons Mike Samples, Jason Stokes, Matt Samples, Paul Samples, Dallas Riney, Colton Riney, Brandon Riney and Carson Samples; 7 great granddaughters; 12 great grandsons along with numerous extended family and loving friends. The family will receive friends between 6:00 and 7:00pm, on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd in Irving. A funeral service will be held 10:00am, Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Calvary Church, 4401 N. Hwy 161 in Irving with an interment at Oak Grove Memorial gardens immediately following.
Psalms 23: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Timothy Shawn Hghtower, lived his life as Psalms 23 was his playbook. Tim was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 3, 1959. He was born to Earnest William and Emaline Hightower. He was a brother to Rusty, Michael, Brian, Brendan, Darren and Robert Hightower. Timothy suffered with diabetes since the age of ten. He fought many of battles with the disease and some would say he won every one of them including the final battle that took his life, because he now dwells in the house of the Lord. The disease took his eyesight, but Tim didn’t let this hold him back. It just allowed him to see people for who they were from inside instead of outward appearance. Tim was partially paralyzed by the disease, but he didn’t let that beat him either. He would still do exercises to try to keep his strength up. He would try to do as much as he could on his own. Luckily the disease never effected his mind. Tim could remember stuff that most would forget. He always remembered the Lord was his Shepard and comfort him throughout his daily struggles. As far as a celebration of life, Timothy would want each one of us to reflect on how he touched us. How we learned from him and take that same positive outlook he had on life with us. Most importantly Tim would want everyone at this time to be a follower of the Lord, so he can meet us again in Heaven, where he will be whole again.