J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home

J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home was established in 1880 to meet the unique needs of the Grapevine community and surrounding areas. At J.E. Foust & Son, we believe that serving families is a privilege, and we understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. We pledge to provide compassion, understanding and professionalism that you can rely on. When considering final arrangements, convenience is an important factor. J.E. Foust & Son is centrally located in historic downtown Grapevine, across from Wilhoites Restaurant. Located just 12 minutes from DFW International Airport, J.E. Foust & Son is easily accessible to major highways and is in close proximity to several local cemeteries. Our staff is also available to assist out-of-town guests with accommodations and hotel arrangements. J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home is housed in a large colonial-style mansion, and features an encased horse-drawn carriage. Inside, guests appreciate the elegant Victorian decor in a cozy homelike atmosphere. We offer large spacious receiving rooms for families and loved ones to gather, and a chapel with seating for up to 300 guests. Outside you will find a gazebo and an expansive green lawn, along with ample parking. At J.E. Foust & Son, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. We also offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility.


Our Obituaries

Patrick Lynn Maples

January 16, 1944 - July 25, 2014

On Friday, July 25, 2014, Patrick Lynn Maples went to be with his Lord. He was born January 16, 1944, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He was an avid bow hunter, knife maker, carpenter, whittler, craftsman, and full of joy. Pat was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity at OU, served in the U.S. Army during 1966-67 and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He retired as a 25 year employee of Parkland...
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Ralph Martin Caster

May 30, 1931 - July 21, 2014

Ralph M. Caster, 83, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. He was born May 30, 1931 in Irving, Texas, the son of William and Liddie Smith Caster of Irving, Texas. Ralph worked as a Construction Engineer for many years. He enjoyed fixing and building things, tinkering with cars and fishing. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Irving. Ralph and Kathryn (Kitty) Hauk were united in marriage...
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Gena Sue Morris

April 4, 1951 - July 4, 2014

Gena Sue Morris, 63, passed away July 4, 2014. She was born April 4, 1951 in Norman, Oklahoma. Gena was a devoted Christian and had a deep love for her patients. IN 1974 she became a Registered Nurse and finished her career as the Director of Nurses at Abundant Home Health Care. Gena was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Judy Parrish and by a brother, Stephen Parrish. She is survived...
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Henry Edison Greaves

July 7, 1932 - June 27, 2014

Henry Greaves, 81, of Euless, passed away June 27, 2014. He was born July 7, 1932 in Gladwin, Michigan, the son of John and Edith Heldebrand Greaves. Henry was a Carpenter and enjoyed collecting coins and repairing guns. He proudly served in country in the US Army during the Korean conflict and he was of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline. He leaves to cherish...
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Clement Theodore Brevelle

July 11, 1939 - June 18, 2014

Ted Brevelle, 74, of Grapevine, Texas, passed away June 18, 2014 at his home. He was born July 11, 1939 in Oakdale, Louisiana, the son of Clement Theodore and Troy Virginia (Green) Brevelle. Ted proudly served his country as a 1st LT in the United States Army. He and Ouida Fontenot were united in marriage on August 12, 1960 in Oakdale, LA. He was a graduate of McNeese State University in Lake...
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Cecil Frankum

November 19, 1943 - June 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Foust & Son Funeral Home, GRAPEVINE, TX.
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Herman Lee Amidon

May 10, 1932 - June 10, 2014

Herman Lee Amidon was born May 10, 1932 in Leander, Texas, the son of Ralph and Mattie Lee Copeland Amidon. He passed from this life June 10, 2014 at his home in Roanoke, at the age of 82 years and 1 month. Herman was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a former Commander at VFW Post 5074. He had worked for many years as a truck driver and enjoyed collecting coins and sportscards. He was...
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Ray L. CARLSON

May 3, 1934 - May 31, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Foust & Son Funeral Home, GRAPEVINE, TX.
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Helen Smyrl

November 8, 1920 - May 26, 2014

Helen Louise Smyrl, 93, of Keller, Texas, passed away May 26, 2014 in Keller. She was born November 8, 1920 in Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of Melvin and Beulah Severns Richards. Helen retired from Keller Pharmacy, where she served as a Clerk. She was a very sociable person and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Wayne...
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Richard F. Browning

February 14, 1919 - May 11, 2014

Richard Francis Browning, 95, of Southlake, TX and formerly of Grapevine, TX; Tilton, NH and Marlborough, MA, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.  He and Mary A. Owens were married for 54 years.  Born February 14, 1919 ...
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Kelly Glen Ballard

May 16, 1967 - April 18, 2014

Kelly Glen Ballard was born on May 16, 1967 and passed away on April 18, 2014. He will forever be remembered for his beautiful soul, radiant love, generosity and amazing sense of humor. Kelly was a devout husband and loving father; a faithful son, a steadfast and loyal friend, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin . Kelly was born in Lubbock, TX. He graduated from Trinity High...
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Vivian Marie Tribble

February 3, 1930 - April 16, 2014

Vivian Marie Tribble , beloved sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, returned peacefully to be with the Lord on April 16, 2014. Scripture Rosary Friday April 25th at 5:00pm followed by visitation until 8:00pm at J. E. Foust Funeral Home 523 S. Main St. Funeral Mass April 26th at 1:00pm at St. Francis Catholic Church, 861 Wildwood Ln. Grapevine. Interment Grapevine Cemetery. Vivian was born Feb....
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Mark Hutton

April 27, 1954 - April 14, 2014

Mark Elvis Hutton, 59, passed away on April 14, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 18th at 2:00 PM at the Chapel of J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home at 523 S. Main Street in Grapevine, TX. Visitation with family and friends will be on Thursday, April 17th from 6 to 8 PM. Interment at Grapevine Historical Cemetery. Mark is survived by his wife, Sue Hutton, 2 step-sons, Drannon...
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Winona Greer

March 28, 1942 - April 12, 2014

Winona P. Greer, 72, of Springtown, passed away April 12, 2014 at her home. She was born March 28, 1942 in Graham, Texas, the daughter of Cloyed and Edna Pierce Hayes. Winona had lived in this area most of her life and was of the Church of Christ faith. She was a Certified Nurse Assistant and enjoyed knitting, puzzles, being on the computer and spending time with her family and friends. She...
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Philip D Carter

November 13, 1957 - April 8, 2014

Philip D. Carter, 56, of Grapevine, Texas, passed away April 8, 2014 at Los Colinas, Texas. He was born November 13, 1957 in Henryetta, Oklahoma, the son of Richard and Erma Carter. Often referred to as "Quickdraw" or "Quick" for short, for his athletic ability, Phil attended both Seminole Junior College and East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, on baseball scholarships. He graduated from...
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Sherry R Houchin

November 4, 1959 - March 30, 2014

Sherry was born in Dallas, Texas in 1959 and spent most of her life in the Dallas Ft Worth area. After graduating in 1977 from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas, she worked at Tandy Corporation, Honeywell, and Braniff. After leaving Braniff, Sherry took a brief break from the working world to return to college, with her sight set on her ultimate goal to become a lawyer. She spent two years...
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Mark Steven Stason

August 27, 1960 - March 26, 2014

In loving memory of Mark Steven Stason. He bravely fought prostate cancer for nearly a decade and pancreatic cancer for the last year with a boldness and wit that shocked even his doctors. He was a hero to his children. His intelligence and charm would grant him indulgences that left us awestruck. It was a privilege to be by his side during the wild explore he took us on. As we think of Mark...
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Bonnie Read

January 22, 1920 - March 26, 2014

Bonnie Lively Read, 94, of Grapevine passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. Monday in Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home in Grapevine. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grapevine. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Martin Read of Houston. ...
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Linda Hall

January 31, 1943 - March 23, 2014

Linda Jo Ellen Hall, 71, of Grapevine, stepped into eternity and into the arms of Jesus on March 23, 2014 in Coppell, Texas. She valiantly fought Alzheimer's and Dementia for 10 years. Linda passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and close friends. Linda was born January 31, 1943 in Houston, Texas to John Charles and Genevieve Stone Trainor. She was raised in San Antonio and...
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Betty Butler

June 10, 1928 - March 23, 2014

Betty June Butler, 85, of Greenville, formerly of Grapevine, died on Saturday, March 23. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 AM Wednesday, March 24, 2014 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park with Pastor Dale Smith officiating. Betty was born on June 10, 1928 in Ft. Worth to Thomas Roscoe and Emma Grace Willeford Ray. She graduated from Birdville High School, loved painting, gardening, dominos...
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Irene Lorenzo Opposs

January 15, 1943 - March 20, 2014

Irene Lorenzo Martinez Opposs, family nicknamed Moña, at 71 years of age passed away March 20, 2014. After a short but tough battle with an aggressive cancer, Irene passed away peacefully at home surrounded by love and her family. Irene was born in Burgos, Spain Jan 15, 1943, Daughter of Benedicta Martinez and Eduardo Lorenzo. Irene married Stanley Opposs, in England, on July 7th 1965. They...
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Thomas Henry Saunders

February 9, 1952 - March 19, 2014

Thomas Henry Saunders (better known as Tommy), 62, of Southlake, Texas passed away on March 19, 2014 in Panama City Beach, FL. He was born February 9, 1952 to Thomas and Marilyn (Switzer) Saunders. Tommy grew up in New London, Ohio where he graduated high school in 1970. After high school he attended Purdue University and received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering in 1975. ...
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Dennison "Denny" Smith

February 4, 1950 - March 15, 2014

Dennison Paul Smith (Denny), 64, of Grapevine, Texas, passed away March 15, 2014 at his home. He was born February 4, 1950 in Scituate, Massachusetts, the son of Winslow and Mary (Soubble) Smith. Denny enjoyed mechanics and technology. He also enjoyed watching old comedies. A graduate of East Coast Aero Tech in Massachusetts, Denny was a mechanic for American Airlines. He also worked at Bede...
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Herbert C. Bowling

October 17, 1928 - March 14, 2014

Herbert C. Bowling, 85, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 to be reunited in heaven with his wife Dixie, who preceded him in death. He was born October 17, 1928 to George O. and Hazel Bowling in Bloomfield, Iowa. It was here he met and married Dixie McCord on August 21, 1948, remaining sweethearts and best friends for over 63 years. He became a teacher, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in...
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Margie Deis

October 9, 1927 - March 13, 2014

Margie Deis, 86, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014. She was born in Pineville, Mississippi to parents Allie and Lurrie Hargrove. She was a resident of Monroe, Louisiana having moved to Southlake to live in 2013. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Veterans (Amvets) and served for 15 years including holding the office of President of the Ladies Auxiliary, State of Louisiana...
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Tricia Lynn Spence

March 14, 1968 - March 7, 2014

Tricia Lynn Bowen Spence passed through this life on Friday, March 7, 2014. She will be remembered for the beautiful radiant light she was. Always an inspiration and encouragement to others. She had an infectious smile that exuded her love of life and positive outlook. She was an artist and athlete who embraced life's adventures and the many places it took her. She was born on March 14, 1968...
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Betty Louise Darnell Frager

August 17, 1933 - March 3, 2014

Betty Louise Darnell Frager passed away on March 3, 2014. Betty was an Interior Designer and her biggest joy in life was her family. She enjoyed cooking and attended The Ark of Praise Church. She resided in Hot Springs, AR for the past 7 1/2 years. Interment: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville, TX. Betty was preceded in death by husband, Billie Bob Darnell, her youngest...
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Barbara Braun Heggem

March 4, 1927 - March 2, 2014

Our precious Mom, Barbara Braun Heggem, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday in J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Bible Study Fellowship at www.bsfinternational.org, the SPCA or a favorite charity in her honor. She was born in Denver, Colo., on March 4,...
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Jenny N Shepherd

February 23, 1931 - February 23, 2014

Jenny N. Shepherd, 83, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Euless. Graveside service: 11 am Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Jenny was born February 23, 1931 in Haleyville, AL. She loved working with children and was a Pre-School teacher. A woman of prayer, she attended First Baptist Church Keller for many years. Survivors: husband, Jesse Shepherd...
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George Andrew William Hayden

September 8, 1929 - February 15, 2014

George Andrew William Hayden, 84, of Grapevine, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Memorial service: honoring his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Peel officiating. A reception will follow. George was born Sept. 8, 1929, in London, Ontario, Canada, to Winston Churchill and Mabel Dorothy Laybolt Hayden. He was a...
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James Russell Childress, Sr.

February 7, 1937 - February 14, 2014

James Russell Childress Sr. entered into God's loving and merciful arms Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday in J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bunky Mitchell officiating. Interment: Bear Creek Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Jim was born Feb. 7, 1937, in Houston. His childhood years...
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Karen Michele Poer

November 10, 1960 - January 28, 2014

Karen Michele Tidwell Poer, 53, wife of Evan and proud mother of Sam and Polley, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, following a five-year battle with breast cancer and leukemia. Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Grapevine Church of Christ, Mr. Chauncy Willingham officiating. Burial: will follow in Medlin Cemetery in Trophy Club. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home. ...
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Gaylord "Gayle" Hargadine, Jr.

September 14, 1922 - January 26, 2014

Gaylord "Gayle" W. Hargadine Jr., 91, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at his home in Southlake. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at White's Chapel United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel in Southlake. Interment: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, Colleyville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home in Grapevine. Gayle was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Edwards...
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Wanda Nash

February 15, 1934 - January 21, 2014

Wanda Ward Nash, 79, peacefully passed away surrounded by family Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at her home in Keller. Celebration of life: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at NorthWood Church, 1870 Rufe Snow Dive, Keller. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that a donation be made in memory of Wanda Nash to the North Central Texas Alzheimer's Association, 2630 West Freeway,...
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Daniel McLaughlin

July 23, 2002 - January 21, 2014

Daniel Ean McLaughlin, 11, of Grapevine died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Austin. Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Mang officiating. Interment: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Daniel was a student at Timberline Elementary, loved Mind Craft, people, friends, family,...
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Valerino "Vale" Martinez

September 24, 1946 - January 20, 2014

Valeriano "Vale" Martinez, 67, of Roanoke died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. He was pastor at First Baptist Church of Roakoke. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at J.E. Foust & Son. Interment: 9:30 a.m. Monday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at J.E. Foust.
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Steven Green

June 13, 1948 - January 19, 2014

FORT WORTH -- Steven Howard Green, 65, of Fort Worth passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Anna, daughter Chelsea and her partner, Jon Painter, daughter Brianna and her husband Michael Grams, his mother Edythe Sesnick, his brother, Tim Green, and grandsons Killian and Declan Grams. He is also survived by Terry Van Arsdale and "sons" Steven...
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June Langley Huff

June 4, 1916 - January 18, 2014

June Langley Huff, 97, of Keller died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home with Rev. David Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home. June was born on June 4, 1916, in Grapevine to Marvin and Eula Mae Haire Langley...
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Melanie Elizabeth Reed

July 25, 1960 - January 15, 2014

Melanie Elizabeth Reed, 53, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Coppell. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine. She was born in Columbia, S.C., on July 25, 1960. Survivors: Melanie is survived by her sister, Donna Carter; and her children, Alexander, Christopher and Nicholas Reed.
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Irene Marie Vianco

February 1, 1926 - January 7, 2014

Irene Marie Vianco, 87, loving mother, grandmother and sweet lady, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at home with her loving family. Funeral: 10 a.m. on Saturday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Colleyville. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday, followed by a wake service and rosary at 7 p.m. Friday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home in Grapevine. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials...
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Jayden Ramirez Palacios

December 8, 2013 - January 6, 2014


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Ret. Lt. Gen. Wilson A. "Dutch" Shoffner

March 28, 1938 - January 3, 2014

Retired Lt. Gen. Wilson A. "Dutch" Shoffner, 75, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at his home in Colleyville. Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home in Grapevine, with the Rev. Dr. Steven Bell officiating. Interment: at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Flowers may be sent to the funeral...
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Lee R. Johnson

August 8, 1965 - December 30, 2013

Lee R. Johnson, 48 of Keller Texas went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2013. He was born in San Bernardino, California on August 30, 1965. He is survived by his parents Oral and Betty Johnson, his loving wife of 25 years Teresa, sons Blake and Grant, brother Travis (Stephanie), sister Traci, his Grandma Meers and numerous other relatives in California. He spent his career working in the...
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Charles Gene White

February 13, 1929 - December 28, 2013

Charlie White passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 28, 2013, surrounded by his family. Funeral Service: 11 am Friday, J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel, 523 South Main, Grapevine. Interment: 4 pm Friday, Holly Tree Cemetery, Holly Lake, Tx. Visitation: 6 to 8 pm Thursday and 9 to 11 am Friday at the funeral home. Born in Ardmore, OK on February 13, 1929, Charlie was a long-time...
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Callie Cherry

May 13, 1923 - December 20, 2013

Callie Cherry, 90, of Grapevine died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, in the J.E. Foust Chapel. Survivors: She is survived by son, Steven Cherry of Apple Valley, Minn.; and a daughter, Leesa Cherry Craig of Grapevine.
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Beverly Shoffner

May 8, 1938 - December 17, 2013

Beverly Beauchamp Shoffner, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at her home in Colleyville. Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Steven Bell. Visitation: The family will be present 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: Flowers may be sent to the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday or, in...
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Virginia Holman

January 8, 1926 - December 17, 2013

Virginia Holman, 87, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 2701 Harwood, Bedford, the Rev. Robin Valdez officiating. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Foust Funeral Chapel, 523 S. Main, Grapevine. Survivors: Sister, Barbara Thompson and brother-in-law, James H. Thompson.
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David LeRoy Zellers

January 1, 1950 - December 11, 2013

David L. Zellers, 63, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday, J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel, 523 South Main St., Grapevine. David was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Findlay, Ohio, to Stanley David and Dorothy Brown Zellers. He proudly served our country in the United States Army in the Vietnam War and Afghanistan as a dog handler. He was a member of VFW Post ...
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Lillian Sakaluk Williams

March 19, 1928 - December 9, 2013

Lillian Sakaluk Williams of Richardson died Monday, December 9, 2013. A long time resident of Richardson, Lillian and her husband Robert had recently moved to the Atria Assisted Living Facility in Grapevine. Lillian is survived by her husband of 62 years Robert and by her daughter Linda Herrell and husband Ken, son Kenneth, his wife Ellen, son Doug and wife Lilli as well as 4 loving grand...
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Scott Lorin, Harris

August 22, 1958 - December 7, 2013

On Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, Scott Harris passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, Cyndy, and surrounded by friends and family. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at J.E. & Son Foust Funeral Home, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817-481-2525. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to UT Southwestern Medical Center, Box 910888, Dallas, Texas...
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Jo Jean Cross

August 28, 1929 - December 5, 2013

Jo Jean Cross passed peacefully from this life and into the arms of our Lord on the evening of December 5th. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life. Jo worked from a very young age. She retired as an engineer from Texas Instruments, Inc. at the age of 62 and went on to work for another 14 years in the service management for Kwik...
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Eric Pumaren Garcia

August 5, 1959 - December 4, 2013

Eric Pumaren Garcia, 54, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Gathering of family and friends: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Foust Funeral Home, 523 S. Main, Grapevine. Survivors: Son, Patrick; mother, Epifania P. Garcia; and brother, Evan P. Garcia; nephew, Emile Joseph B. Garcia; Sister-in-Law, Jocelyn Batoon Garcia.
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John Allen Cobb

March 2, 1929 - November 30, 2013

John Allen Cobb of Bedford, TX passed away Saturday, Nov. 30th, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 7 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Laurence Church, 519 N. Kimball Ave., Southlake, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, heart.org, or the North Texas Basset Hound Rescue, bassetrescuedfw.org. ...
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Masy Villaflor Laserna

December 21, 1924 - November 27, 2013

Masy Villaflor Laserna joined our Heavenly Father on November 27, 2013 at the age of 88. She was born on December 21, 1924 in San Jose, Antique, Philippines. Masy was an elementary grade school teacher and government employee by profession but most importantly, she was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a wonderful cook and gardener and loved to travel and meet...
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Amanda Brianne Lizzio

August 11, 1992 - November 25, 2013

Amanda Brianne Lizzio, 21, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine. Amanda, a TCC graduate, was a University of North Texas student, majoring in hospitality. She was an employee of the Grand Hyatt at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and a former employee of Boomerjack's in Bedford. Amanda was...
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Frank J Melena

October 26, 1931 - November 20, 2013

Frank Melena, devoted husband, father, and grandfather passed away on November 20, 2013. Visitation on Tuesday November 26, 2013 at 2pm and Memorial Service at 3pm to be held at J.E. Foust and Son Funeral Home in Grapevine, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his honor to the American Heart Association. Frank was born on October 26, 1931 in Canastota, NY to...
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Whitney Diane Powell

June 14, 1988 - November 7, 2013

Whitney Diane Powell, 25, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday in J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine. Whitney was deeply loved, and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Survivors: Mother, Tracy Farris; grandparents, Joy Langston and her husband, Judge David Farris; aunt, Debbie Winford; uncle,...
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Axie Keas

June 7, 1926 - November 5, 2013

Axie Keas, 87, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at a local assisted living center. Celebration of Life: 10 am Monday, J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel, 523 South Main Street, Grapevine, with Mrs. Jenny New officiating. Interment: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Keas was born on June 7, 1926. She was a woman with many interests,...
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Brenda Miller

August 23, 1957 - November 2, 2013

Brenda Miller, 56, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please honor her memory and her volunteer work with a donation to Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County, Box 2144, Fort Worth, Texas 76113-2144, 817-339-2553. Brenda was born Aug. 23,...
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Justin James Spieker

October 18, 1985 - October 29, 2013

Justin James Spieker October 18, 1985 – October 29,2013 Fireman - Paramedic Funeral Mass: 10:30 am Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 Wildwood Lane, Grapevine, with Father James Flynn officiating. Visitation: 6 to 8 pm Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home. The family will announce a memorial service in the near future in Michigan....
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Kathleen (McDonough) Murphy

April 3, 1944 - October 18, 2013

Kathleen Helen (McDonough) Murphy, known as "Katy" to her family and friends, 69, of Grapevine, Texas, formerly of Elyria, Ohio, died peacefully on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Har ris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, due to complica tions from surgery for Normal Pressure Hydro cephalus. Katy was born in Elyria to John and Mary (McGuire) McDonough on April 3, 1944. She graduated...
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Modene Brewer

April 23, 1926 - October 16, 2013

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Iva Modene Brewer passed away after a brief illness Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Davis Memorial United Methodist Church. Visitation: noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church. Modene was born April 23, 1926, in Grand Saline to Thomas and Jesse Dickerson. She was the last remaining of six children. She had been a resident of Tarrant County since 1943....
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Burnett Graham "Biff" Bartley lll

August 27, 1950 - October 14, 2013

Burnett Graham Bartley, III, died in Grapevine, Texas on October 14, 2013. Biff, as he was known to all, was 63 years old. He was surrounded by three women he loved the most, his wife of 38 years, Patti (Fendrich); and his beloved daughters, Kristen and Brittany. Biff was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou Gilbert; his father, Burnett Graham Bartley, Jr.; and his nephew, Richard Brian...
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Vincent Edward Heiker, Sr.

April 21, 1942 - October 10, 2013

ROANOKE – Vince Edward Heiker Sr., 71, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Thursday October 10, 2013, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sheryl Bunevac, children, Stacie Kirchhoff and Vince Heiker Jr, their spouses, Troy Kirchhoff and Lida Heiker and his doting grandchildren, Harrison, Samuel, Charlie, Molly...
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Tommy Gene Jones

June 7, 1944 - October 6, 2013

Tommy Gene Jones, 69, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 after suffering with Alzheimer's for years. Graveside servce: 9:30 am Friday, Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, with Rev. Charlie Jones and Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Visitation: 1 to 3 pm Thursday, J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home, 523 South Main Street, Grapevine. Tommy was born in Tahoka on June 7, 1944 to H.P. and...
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Pamela Ann Brunelle Ward

June 3, 1947 - October 5, 2013

SOUTHLAKE -- Pamela Ann Brunelle Ward, 66, a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister and grandmother, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, surrounded by her family. Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at White's Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S White Chapel Blvd., Southlake 76092. Interment: Medlin Cemetery in Trophy Club. Visitation: The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at J.E. Foust...
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Gary Goss

July 15, 1937 - October 1, 2013

Gary Goss, 76, of Bedford, a loving husband, father and grandfather who was affectionately called Poppy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Celebration of life: 12:30 p.m. Friday in J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine, with Tom Brown officiating. Interment: Greenlawn Funeral Home North, 3506 N. National Blvd., Springfield, Mo. Gary was born July 15,...
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Max Watson

July 18, 1934 - October 1, 2013

Max Watson passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his home. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home. Interment: Medlin Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Max was born July 18, 1934, in Frederick, Okla., to Robert and Hallie Watson. He was an incredible and loving husband, father and friend. Max was a...
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Patricia Ann Corcoran

May 2, 1935 - September 27, 2013

Patricia Ann Corcoran entered eternal rest on Friday, September 27, 2013 after a two year battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Interment Ceremony will be held at 3:30 pm Friday, October 11 in the Whispering Waters section of Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, 5725 Colleyville Boulevard. Patricia was born in Worcester, MA on May 2, 1935 and also lived in New York and Colorado before moving to Texas...
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Russell Stephen "Rusty" Carter

February 27, 1960 - September 27, 2013

Russell S. "Rusty" Carter, 53, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Service: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fellowship United Methodist Church, Trophy Club. Interment: Medlin Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Trophy Lakes Academy, Trophy Club. He was predeceased by his sister,...
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Mary Elizabeth Dorris

October 13, 1926 - September 25, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Dorris, longtime resident of the Fort Worth area, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 Wildwood Lane, Grapevine, with Father James Flynn celebrant. Rosary: 5 p.m. Sunday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel, 523 S. Main, Grapevine, followed by visitation until 7 p.m....
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Bruce Wayne Stapp

January 6, 1947 - September 9, 2013


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Geneva Couch

May 12, 1922 - September 5, 2013

Geneva Couch, 91, passed away Thursday in Grapevine, Texas. Service:1pm Wednesday, September 11 at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation:One hour before services.
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Keith Raymond Ulatoski

October 5, 1955 - September 5, 2013

SOUTHLAKE -- Keith Raymond Ulatoski, 57, was received by our heavenly Father on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at White's Chapel United Methodist Church. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home. Memorials: For those desiring, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Keith was a devoted member of White's Chapel...
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Rose Olson Wainwright

March 16, 1934 - September 3, 2013

Rose Olson Wainwright -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GRAPEVINE -- Rose Olson Wainwright, 79, passed away Tuesday in Grapevine, Tx. Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Mausoleum. Visitation: Rose will be available for viewing Friday from 8-5:00 p.m. at J.E. Foust Funeral Home. Those left to cherish her memory are...
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Helen Katherine McAllister Smith Lowery

September 2, 1929 - September 2, 2013

Helen Katherine McAllister Smith Lowery, passed on her 84th birthday peacefully, at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, September 2, 2013. Funeral Service: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Haltom Road Baptist Church, 3313 N. Haltom Rd. in Haltom, Texas. Visitation: Wednesday, September 4, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at J.E. Foust Funeral Home in Grapevine. She was born to...
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Melanie Susan Higy

March 4, 1976 - August 28, 2013


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Ronald John Frost

February 9, 1945 - August 25, 2013

Ronald John Frost, 68, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at a local hospital. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 Wildwood Lane, Grapevine. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine. Mr. Frost was born in Mount Carmel, Pa., on Feb. 9, 1945, to Leo and Dorothy Frost. He was a very...
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Russell Savage, Jr.

November 18, 1929 - August 21, 2013

Russell Savage Jr. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- North Richland Hills -- Russell Savage Jr., 83 passed away August 21, 2013 Graveside Service: 12:00 p.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park Visitation: Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at J.E. Foust Funeral Home Russell spent his life as a carpenter...
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Laura Louise Worley

August 18, 1922 - August 12, 2013


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James "Jim" Edward Turner

June 16, 1929 - August 12, 2013

James Edward Turner, 84 of Dallas passed away August 13, 2013. Memorial service will be planned for a later date. Jim was born in Mission, Texas to Thomas and Edna Turner and grew up in Porter Springs, Texas on a farm. He is a graduate of Crockett High School, University of Texas in Austin and has his masters from Vanderbilt University. He was a retired pastor, business...
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Billy Frank Boyd

January 30, 1931 - August 11, 2013

Billy Frank Boyd, 82, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday in J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine, with the Rev. Nathan Tucker officiating. Visitation: The family will welcome friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Boyd was born in Handley on Jan. 30, 1931. He was a man of many interests, including go-cart...
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Sita Tafili Galeai

July 17, 1948 - August 6, 2013


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Phil Flewwellin

June 27, 1958 - August 6, 2013

Phil went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday Aug. 6. 2013. He lost his battle with cancer after a hard fight but was ready to go home. Born in Louisville, Kentucky 6-27-58 he grew up watching and loving the Kentucky Wildcats college basketball. His next favorite love was The Dallas Cowboys. Tom Landry made a huge impression on him as a young boy ,His Love for football and Faith in The...
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Moddy Merritt

September 10, 1949 - August 5, 2013

GRAPEVINE -- Moddy Kay Merritt passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, surrounded by family and many special friends following a brave battle with cancer. Celebration of life: 2 p.m Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at J.E Foust & Son Funeral Home in Grapevine, followed by a rousing gathering of friends and family across the street at Moddy's favorite dance place, Willhoite's. Moddy will be hosting for...
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Moddy K. Merritt

September 10, 1949 - August 5, 2013

Moddy Kay Merritt passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, surrounded by family and many special friends following a brave battle with cancer. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at J.E Foust & Son Funeral Home in Grapevine, followed by a rousing gathering of friends and family across the street at Moddy's favorite dance place, Willhoite's. Moddy will be hosting for us one more time....
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Major General David Waller Forgan

September 28, 1933 - July 26, 2013

Major General David Waller Forgan, United States Air Force (Retired), age 79, of Southlake, died peacefully in his sleep at home on July 26, 2013. A memorial service will be held at Fellowship United Methodist Church, 101 Trophy Club Drive, Trophy Club, Texas 76262 on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral service will be at the Fort Myer Chapel, Fort Myer, Arlington, Virginia, and burial...
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Courtney Diane Shepherd

November 29, 1951 - July 21, 2013

Courtney Diane Shepherd passed away Sunday, July 21, at home surrounded by her family. She was 61 years old. Born in Fort Worth to Norlan and Barbara Brown, she was a life-long resident of the Fort Worth area. Having graduated with business degrees from Texas Christian University and University of Texas at Arlington, Courtney's professional career included financial analysis and customer...
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Richard Frank McCoy

December 7, 1949 - July 20, 2013

GRAPEVINE -- Richard Frank McCoy, 63, of Grapevine, went home to the Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Memorial service: 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at Trawick Pavillion in Grapevine. Rick was born Dec. 7, 1949 in Rhode Island to Ray and Yvonne McCoy. He recently retired from Texas Iron Workers after 43 years of service. Survivors: He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeannie;...
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James D. Marsicano

March 12, 1943 - July 16, 2013

James D. Marsicano, 70, died peacefully Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, donors@stjude.org. Jim, born March 12, 1943 in Tampa, Fla., graduated H.B....
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Lou Jeanne Beaubien

December 4, 1932 - July 15, 2013

Lou Jeanne Beaubien, 80, of Pismo Beach, Calif., passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013, in Grapevine. She was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Plainview to her parents, Phillip and Mary Kesner. She married Lavern Beaubien in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 20, 1950. The activities close to her heart were dancing, traveling, and baking cookies for her grandchildren. She loved collecting pictures and...
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Mary "Irene" Achilles

April 3, 1920 - July 13, 2013

Mary "Irene" Achilles was born April 3, 1920, in Kansas, Mo., and passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Grapevine. Memorial Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, J.F. Foust & Son Memorial Chapel, 523 S. Main, Grapevine. Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 Wildwood, Grapevine. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to...
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Hayward "Poppy" Smith, Sr.

June 20, 1940 - July 8, 2013

BEDFORD -- Hayward "Poppy" Smith Sr., 73 a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Monday surrounded by his family. Memorial Service: 12:30 p.m. Friday at J.E. Foust Funeral Home Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years, Deborah Smith; daughter, Melissa Kruse and husband Matthew Bland; son, Gerald Hayward Smith Jr. and wife Tammy German;...
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Jean K. Strong

December 22, 1959 - July 2, 2013

Jean K. Strong, 53, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, with loved ones at her side. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday, J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel, 523 South Main, Grapevine. Entombment: Bluebonnet Hills Mausoleum, Colleyville. Visitation: The family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests...
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Mary Lorene Pirkle

December 10, 1915 - July 1, 2013

GRAPEVINE -- Mary Lorene Pirkle, 97, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013. Funeral Service: Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at The First Baptist Church of Grapevine. Visitation: 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 5 at J.E. Foust Funeral Home. She was born to Ernest Clare and Mary Pearl Gentry in Coppell on December 10, 1915. She graduated from high school and married C.F. (Bill) Pirkle on May...
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Joshua Conrad Frankum

September 12, 1991 - June 25, 2013

SOUTHLAKE -- Joshua Conrad Frankum, age 21, of Southlake passed away Tuesday June 25, 2013. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at J.E. Foust Funeral Home. Josh was born on Sept. 12, 1991, in Fort Worth. He graduated from Southlake Carroll High School, where he played varsity soccer and made numerous friends. He attended the University of Arkansas and was a member of the Pi Kappa...
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Lois Carpenter

January 22, 1930 - June 25, 2013

FORT WORTH -- Lois Carpenter, 83, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Watauga. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday, I.O.O.F. Westlake Cemetery, 3101 J.T. Ottinger Road, Westlake, 76262. Visitation: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at J.E. Foust Funeral Home. Lois was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Durant, Okla., to Wade and Lillian Barnett, the sixth of eight...
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Thomas Buell Wilkes

February 13, 1930 - June 21, 2013

EULESS -- Thomas Buell Wilkes, 83, a retired USAF chief master sergeant, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013. Celebration of life: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Chapel, 523 South Main, Grapevine. Interment: Grapevine Cemetery. Visitation: The family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: For those desiring, donations may be...
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Dennis Edward Kuruc

January 17, 1951 - June 18, 2013

COLLEYVILLE -- Dennis Edward Kuruc, 62, of Colleyville passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, with those closest to him at his side. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. to service time Sunday. Those fortunate enough to know him will never forget his endearing personality, witty repartee, dynamic charm, and...
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Jan L. Harris

April 20, 1948 - June 15, 2013

Jan L. Harris, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013. Graveside service: 11:15 a.m. Thursday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m Thursday, prior to the service, at J.E. Foust Funeral Home. Memorials: For those desiring, donations may be made to cancer research. She was...
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