Posted by : September 25, 2014| On :
Glenn was born Dec. 28, 1951, in Santa Ana, Calif., to Jeanette (McGhee) and Glenn Eugene Thorpe Sr., and died Sept. 16, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Thorpe Williams and second mother Marianna Pulfrey Thorpe.
Survivors include his loving wife, Donna Thorpe; children Tina Myers and husband Jerry Lott, Janel Thorpe Norton and husband Joseph, Lisa Thorpe Chamberlain and husband Timothy, Glenn (Jimmy) Eugene Thorpe III and wife Ashley; parents; stepmother Jenenne Pulfrey Thorpe; sisters Janice Branine, Julie Lundberg and Belinda Larson; grandchildren Taylor and Lincoln Chamberlain, June and Ruby Norton; companions Marshall and Dillion.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.
Posted by : September 25, 2014| On :
Jeanne Vaiden Irion, a beloved grandmother, mother, and great-grandmother, was born June 5, 1925, and died Sept. 9 at Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman.
She grew up in Westfield, N.J. and attended the University of Richmond.
She married Norman William Irion in 1947 with a wedding trip to Havana. They moved to Norman, Okla., where Bill earned a degree in Architecture at the University of Oklahoma and then raised their three boys in the Dallas area.
She was a cherished matriarch and true friend known for her quick wit and puckish sense of humor. She was great fun, smart, broad-minded and timeless.
She loved travel, adventure and especially social gatherings.
A veritable original, Jeanne was admired by many who often described her as an attractive and classy woman.
Jeanne was kind, moral, fiercely independent and protective of her family.
She was immensely proud to have parented three sons who became Eagle Scouts, educated men, good husbands and fathers. She treasured her grandchildren and was always engaged in their lives.
She was a resident of Enchanted Oaks for 50 years.
She and her husband of 49 years, Bill Irion, moved to the lake permanently when they retired from the Dallas area.
They were quite active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and were founding members of St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church.
She was a past Enchanted Oaks Ladies Club President and Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal.
She dearly loved animals and volunteered for many years at Friends of the Animals.
Jeanne was lucky to find loving companionship with Jim Geer (now deceased) later in her life.
She was an avid bridge player until her last few weeks and was still driving. Her mind was completely sharp until her last breath.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996 and eldest sister, Dorothy (Dot) Stemmler in 2005.
Survivors inlcude her sister, Barbara (Bobbie) Weiland; sons James, Jeffrey and Robert; their wives; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; family and lifelong friends.
St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church is located at 10707 Country Road 4022 in Kemp.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Friends of the Animals.
Posted by : September 21, 2014| On :
Michael was born July 1, 1961, in Wylie, to parents Billy Ray and Frances Louise (Barnett) Madding, and entered into eternal rest Sept. 10, 2014 at the age of 53.
He graduated from Mabank High School. He worked for Eubank Ambulance Service, House of Tires for 14 years and Reedy Tire for the past 10 years.
Michael loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing.
He attended Assembly of God Church in Seven Points. He was a caring and loving person who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Delores Zimmermann, brother Billy D. Madding and niece Dominique Thomasson.
He is survived by his daughter, Melony Madding-Barnes, of Athens; grandson Brayden Barnes of Athens; brothers Billy Madding of Fairfield, Terry Madding of Mabank; sisters Debbie Moore of Kemp, Opal Madding of Crowley, Judy Jones of Alabama, Lea Wright of Colorado, Vicki Jones of Denton, Joyce Zimmermann of Farmers Branch; nephew Michael Main of Mabank; nieces Christi Thomasson of Eustace, Dorinda McNutt of Kemp; many other nieces and nephews; other loving family members and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.