Sunday, March 13, 2011

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Sirilo "Cecil" D. Alambar Alambar

Sirilo "Cecil" D. Alambar, 81, of Denton passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011 at his residence.  He was born July 9, 1929 in Menard, TX to Tranqulino and Luisa Deanda Alambar.  He married Angelita Hernandez on February 14, 1952 in Winters, TX.  He retired from Auto Body Work and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Visitation will be Monday, March 14, 2011 from 6 - 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Tim Thompson officiating.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Angelita Alambar of Denton; daughters, Ester Diaz and husband Larry of Willow Park, TX, Elise Shelton and husband Brad of Denton; sons, Ector Alambar and wife Mary of Sanger, Erasmo Alambar of Denton; sisters, Catalina Ruiz, Carolina Gonzalez, Mary Rodriquiz, Santos Grauarholz; brother, Cruz Alambar of Levelland, Nick Alambar of Krum; 6 grandchildren, Amy Alambar, Coty Alambar, Brooke Troegle, Amanda Bernal, Benito Diaz, Allie Shelton and 6 great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents and children, Maria Rosario Alambar, Eric Alambar and Ernest Alambar.

Memorials may be made to "Texas Cowboys Against Cancer" or "Mothers and Daughters in Motion".



Doyle Alfred Davis Davis

Doyle Alfred Davis, 76, of Denton, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Denton Regional Medical Center. He was born on September 10, 1934 in Black Land, TX to Dayton Alfred and Clara Lee (Lewellen) Davis. He was married to Judith Reynolds on July 20, 1979 in Temple, TX. He served in the U S Army and was retired from the Santa Fe Railroad and the construction business. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Denton.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Judith Davis of Denton; daughter, Rhonda Collister and husband Larry of Denton; sons, Brad Davis and wife Teri of Midlothian, Leonard Davis and wife Diana of Abilene, Wayne Davis and wife Brenda of Belton, and Monte White and wife Jacquelyn of Chesterfield, MO; sisters, Audie Mae Smith of Sweetwater, Aline Brand of Euless, Nettie Ruth Newman of Sweetwater, Ruby Mae Bagley of Midland; brother Alton Davis of Abilene; fifteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dayton and Clara Davis, a brother, Dalton Davis and a son, Mark Davis.

Doyle was a member and Vice Commander of the Military Order of Purple Heart Chapter 758, Moslah Shrine, Flying Fez, Stanfield Masonic Lodge, Fort Worth Scottish Rite and the Blue Lodge of Temple, Texas. He was a loving husband, father and papa.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Virgil Aldag, Jim Wheeler, Richard Skipper, Larry Collister, Tim Davis and Jon Davis.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Mukesh Saraiya for the years of care he gave that extended Doyle's life and the wonderful relationship with Doyle which he so cherished. The family further wishes to thank the ICU Nurses at Denton Regional Medical Center - East Wing for the loving care and support of not only Doyle but our family as well. You blessed us!

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 1100 Malone St. Denton, at 10 am Monday, March 14, 2011, with Dr. Jeff Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with military honors with Virgil Aldag officiating. The family will be at the Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust, Denton on Sunday, March 13, 2011 for visitation from 4 until 6 pm.

Memorials may be made to: Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 768, P.O. Box 2963, Denton, TX 76202; or Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX  75219

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Wallace Eldridge DeShong

A memorial service for Wallace Eldridge DeShong of Sanger, TX, will be at 12:00 noon March 19, 2011 at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Morris County.

Mr. DeShong, 72, died March 5, 2011 at home from complications of multiple myeloma.

He formerly lived in Denton, where he worked for Trinity Industries. Mr. DeShong ran a paper route until February of this year. He was a pulpit minister for the Church of Christ in Naples, TX, from 1978 until 1990 and the Aubrey Church of Christ from 1990 until 1994.

He was born December 3, 1938, in Tampa, FL. He served in the Army and married Dora Estelle Johnson on March 2, 1962.

Mr. DeShong is survived by his wife; his daughter, Julie DeShong Kimberlin, and her husband Paul; daughter Rae D. DeShong; son, Matthew S. DeShong; brothers Joseph DeShong Jr. and Thomas DeShong; and two grandchildren, Jack and Emma Kimberlin.



Herbert William Lunow Lunow

Herbert William Lunow, age 103, of Flower Mound, TX, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in Eden Home, New Braunfels, Comal County, TX. Herbert was born September 16, 1907 in the house that his immigrant parents built in the German community of Round Grove near Lewisville, TX. He lived there with his parents and later with his wife, Minnie, until he bought his own farm in October, 1939. Their farm was on Long Prairie Road, which later became part of Flower Mound, TX. They made their home in Flower Mound until 2002, when they moved to Houston in order to be closer to their son, Jerry and his wife, Diane.

Herbert attended Lewisville High School. He married Minnie Evelyn Smith November 8, 1934, in The Old Historic Round Grove Church in Lewisville. They were married until 69 years later, when she proceeded him in death on November 15, 2003. Also preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Louise Esch Barfknecht and Frederick Wilhelm Barfknecht; his paternal grandparents, Regine Duwe Lunow and Fredrick Wilhelm Lunow; his parents, Helena  Barfknecht Lunow and Wilhelm Fredrick Lunow; his daughter-in-law Jane Gettle Lunow (first wife of son Ed); and his siblings, Werner Lunow, who died November 8, 1989, Alfred Lunow, who died October 20, 1989, Flora Schreiber, who died January 7, 2002, and Erna Silk, who died December 4, 2007.

Although he did not serve in the military, he served his country by staying Stateside and growing the requisite food for the Army during WWII. Herbert was a lifelong farmer & rancher. He enjoyed playing 42 and card games, laughing and joking with friends, and a good family gathering. He loved animals, and especially the many dogs he had over the years. When he was 12, he became a member of Round Grove United Church, which was started by his grandparents and other family members. March 25, 1973 Herbert was named Artist of the Week in Lewisville. Herbert was active in numerous groups and organizations. He also served on many juries over the years. He traveled throughout his life taking long and varied road trips exploring the continental United States, with Minnie. Then traveled to Europe, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, California, Florida, Maine, Colorado, and New Mexico. He and Minnie also enjoyed summer camping trips with their sons and other family members to Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Smokey National park.

Herbert was a proud and devoted father to his sons and their wives, Jerry Mac Lunow & Diane Abney Lunow of Wimberley, TX and Wilbur Ed Lunow and Betsy Gray, of Asheville, NC--all surviving. He is also survived by grandchildren Jerie Dee Lunow Kelly and husband Michael James Kelly, of Austin; Sara Christianna Lunow, of Asheville, NC; Tracie Meshelle Lunow Sell and husband Phillip Larry Sell, of Wimberley, TX; John Jacob Lunow, of Charlotte, NC; and Heather Diane Hunziker and husband Tobias David Hunziker, of Austin. He is further survived by twin great-grandchildren McKenna Claire Kelly and Quinn Jackson Kelly, both born October 16, 2005, who were very special to him. His twin sister, Herta Helene Tucker of Gladewater, TX; and nieces and nephews Frances Jo Lunow Kimmel of Tulsa, OK, Carl Christian Schreiber, Jr. of Euless, TX, Rebecca Ann Tucker Hand of Plano, TX, and William Thomas Tucker of Gladewater, TX also survive him.

On March 20, 2011 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon there will be a grave-side service and interment next to his wife, Minnie Evelyn Smith Lunow, in Round Grove Cemetery, 249 East Round Grove Road, Lewisville, TX, followed by visitation at the church. Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, TX (phone #830-625-2349) is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert was a good, kind, and gentle man; and a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. He will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Herbert's honor to: Round Grove Cemetery Fund, 249 East Round Grove Road, Lewisville, TX.



Arvin Dale Short, M.D. Short

Arvin Dale Short, M.D., 68, of Denton, TX passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011.

He was born September 21, 1942 in Weatherford, OK to Harley Edward Short and Reva Rodman Short.  He married Carol W. Williamson on July 2, 1966 in Lubbock, TX.

After high school graduation in 1960, Arvin went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1965 at Southwestern State College in Weatherford, OK.  He graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School in 1969. Dr. Short completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio and was board certified with the American Board of Surgery in 1975.

Arvin and Carol moved to Denton in 1974, and for 30 years, Dr. Short was a general surgeon at North Texas Medical Surgical.  From 2004 until his death, Arvin served as Medical Director of the Wound Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton.  During his long career, Arvin was affiliated with the J. B. Aust Surgical Society, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Texas Medical Society, and President of the Denton County Medical Society from 1980-1981. Through the years he served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Lewisville Memorial Hospital, Flow Memorial Hospital, Denton Community Hospital, and served on the THR Presbyterian Hospital Board of Directors from 2003-2007.

Arvin's family was his first love, and he had many interests including reading, writing, music, history, sports, cooking and supporting the arts.  His writings included one published novel, Reckoning, his award winning play, The Call Room, short stories, novels, and hundreds of poems. Dr. Short served on the Board of Directors of Denton Community Theatre and Texas Non-Profit Theatres.  He also received the Greater Denton Arts Council Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) in 1991.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Merle, Richard, and Gary.  He is survived by his wife, Carol of 44 years; three sons, Chandler G. Short of Anchorage, Alaska, Ryan L. Short of Plano, TX, and Tyler J. Short, daughter-in-law Hillary, and granddaughter, Lyric of Denton; one sister, Harlene Chastka of Oklahoma City, one brother, Clifford Short of Atlanta, GA, and many nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Monday, March 14, 2011 in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 201 South Locust, Denton, TX.

Dr. Short was passionate about charitable causes, and the family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.



Clair Simmel

Clair Simmel, 100 of Pilot Point, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011.  Arrangements are pending with Huff/Slay Funeral Home, Pilot Point, TX.



Ben Veanueva, Jr.  Veanueva

Ben Veanueva, Jr., 72, of Denton, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011, at Denton Regional Medical Center.  He was born July 9, 1938, in Denton to Ben Sr. and Mildred (Garza) Veanueva.  He was a graduate of Denton High School, and a member of the Catholic Church. He was married to Cadella Sebastain on June 16, 1967 in Denton, TX. He served in the U.S. Army. He was an Appliance Technician.

Mr. Veanueva is survived by his wife Cadella Veanueva of Denton, sister, Gloria V. Anderson of Denton, brother, Barry Veanueva of Sanger, nieces and nephew,  Vicki Rinehart, Tammy Fetting, Tina Shoemake, Penny Smith, and Chip Pruett,  and several great nieces and nephews and other extended family members. 

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2011, in the Chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust, Denton, with the Rev. Sam Redfearn officiating.  Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Park.  The family will be at the funeral home, on Sunday, March 13, 2011 for visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. for visitation.  Pallbearers will be Wheeler Sebastain, Eldon Ray Sebastain, Wendell Sebastain, Quentin Sebastain, Miles Sheeder, and John McBee.  Honorary pallbearers Thomas McGalliard, and the Bronco Friday Gang.

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