Aug

13

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 13, 2015

Picture Folder Gray Obit

Theda Fern Gray, 92, of Arlington, passed away Aug. 9, 2015. She was born in Cumberland, Okla., July 22, 1923, to Alvin and Francis George.
Theda graduated from Sherman High School.
On April 5, 1941, she married Willie Hubert Gray. She worked at Collins Radio for years, then for Accelerated Christian Education.
Theda was a member of First Baptist Tool, in Tool.
She had a passion for gardening and was a bible study teacher. She was also very active in her church choir, singing a lot of solos.
Theda is preceded in death by her parents Alvin Earl George and Francis Bain George, husband Willie Hubert Gray, great-grandchild Christian Brueggemeyer and brother James George.
She is survived by her daughters, Lana Sue Brueggemeyer and husband Robert, Deborah Deron Lass and husband Robert; grandchildren Jason Lass, Nathan Lass, Dennis Brueggemeyer and wife Charlcye, Blake Brueggemeyer, Kyle Brueggemeyer, Tonya Brueggemeyer and husband Tony Puricelli; great-grandchldren Jacob Runquist, Lauren Brueggemeyer and husband Jeremy Riley, Taran Brueggemeyer, Blaire Brueggemeyer, Joshua Brueggemeyer, Brooke Brueggemeyer, Jordan Brueggemeyer, Robert Bryce Brueggemeyer, Noah Ortiz, Sophia Ortiz; half-sister Sharron Pryle and husband Michael, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services are set for Thursday (today), Aug. 13, 2015, at Bean Massey Burge in Grand Prairie.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to www.samaritanspurse.org in Theda’s name.

Aug

13

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 13, 2015

AlineHinton obit

Aline Geneva Lewis Hinton was born Dec. 2, 1922, at home, to her parents Grady and Agnes Lewis in the Big Rock Community, near Eustace. She died Aug. 5, 2015, in Temple.
Aline, who became later known as first “Sister” then “Mama” and later “Grandma,” grew up with her siblings- Alton, Tex (Earl), Polly (Lois), and Joyce on the family farm.
They rode horses to school and did chores on the farm to grow crops of vegetables  and cotton for family use and to sell at the Dallas Farmers’ Market. 
Before becoming a wife and mother, Aline served in the U.S. Army in World War II, where she drove a bus and worked in the post office.
She worked in many capacities in her life including barber, beautician, Curtis Mathis, Dairy Queen, helping run a dairy farm, and doing food demonstrations at grocery stores. 
She owned and operated her own beauty shops in Athens and Eustace for almost 50 years.
She was active in the Toastmasters Organization serving in leadership roles including Area Governor.
Aline loved cooking hot rolls, fried fish, monster cookies, pies and other good food for her friends and family. She won first place in the Squash Cookoff at the Eustace Pioneer Days for several years.
She was a formidable domino, 42, and 84 player until her death.  She loved being around people and never met a stranger. She never complained and always had a smile on her face. 
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Adron Hall of Phoenix, Ariz., children Jim and Jowauna Stegall of El Paso, Judy and Sam Jock of Casper, Wyoming, and Jerry and Paula Stegall of Troy; grandchildren Shelly Jock, Samuel Jock, Matt Jock and wife Jenni Jock,  Sarah Stegall, Sabre Page, and Kelli Weir and husband Randy Weir; several great- and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Aug

06

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 6, 2015

Picture FolderTweet Obit

Lorraine Teet was born, Lorraine Agnes Raiche April 28, 1923, to Evelyn and Louis Raiche of Minneapolis, Minn.
She was raised in a predominately French Catholic community where she attended St. Ann’s Catholic School from first grade through graduation.
She graduated in 1941 and joined the Women’s Army Air Corps (WAAC)in 1942. She served in the 139th Base Unit at March Field in Riverside, Calif.
Lorraine was always very proud of her service during World War II as a WAAC. Near the end of WWII she met Ewing Teet, also serving in the Army Air Corp. They were married on base May 12, 1945.
Lorraine was discharged in 1945 and returned home to Minnesota to be joined with her husband shortly thereafter.
After the birth of their first child, they moved to her husband’s hometown of Mabank. They resided in Mabank until after the birth of their second child and then moved to Dallas in 1950. Lorraine was a stay at home mom and when her husband retired, they moved back to this area in 1989. They lived in Gun Barrel City until 2003, then moved back to Mabank.
Lorraine was a long time member of weight loss group, TOPS.
She attended St. Jude Catholic Church until her illness kept her bedridden. She died July 28, 2015, at the age of 92.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband Ewing Teet.
She is survived by her brother, Ben Raiche of Donna, daughter and son-in-law Verna and Mike Humphrey of Gun Barrel City, son Charles Teet of Dallas, granddaughter and husband Gina and Randy Garvin of Kaufman, grandson and wife Brett and Kim Fincanon of Dallas, great-granddaughter Kelly Foley and David Gordon of Garland, great-granddaughters Brittany Foley and Taylor Boatwright of Garland; and her soon to be great-great-grandson Brayden Gordon, still in mommy’s tummy in Garland; more than 50 nieces and nephews and many friends.
Lorraine was a beloved wife, a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very proud of her service to her country.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Lorraine’s honor to either research for juvenile diabetes at JDRF.org or Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.