Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Frances Louise Harwell Frances Louise Harwell

Frances Louise Harwell, 91, of Ponder, passed away May 9, 2011.She was born on January 25, 1920 in Okemah, OK to Bluford and Doshia Holloway Golden. She married Troy Allen Harwell in October, 1941.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm at DeBerry Funeral Directors. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10 am at the Jackson Cemetery in Krum with Rev. Kim Broadstreet officiating.

Frances is survived by her sons, Troy Lyn Harwell of Blythe, GA, Gary Dean Harwell and wife, Janie of Denton, and Charles Max Harwell and wife, Ginette of Herndon, VA; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Troy Allen Harwell; son, James Harwell; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; daughter-in-law, Mary Harwell; and granddaughter, Kelly Harwell.



Andrew Lee Thorne

Andrew Lee Thorne, 37, of Justin, passed away Monday, May 9, 2011 in Ft Worth, TX.Funeral arrangements are pending with Lucas Funeral Home, in Justin, TX.



Cindy Annette Trapp

Cindy Annette Trapp, of Henderson, passed away on May 5, 2011 in her home.She was born on January 28, 1961 in Paris, TX to Bobby Trapp and Freda Moore Trapp.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 11 am in the DeBerry Funeral Directors Chapel with Dr. E.L. Skip McNeal officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.

She is survived by her son, Bobby Trapp of Henderson; her sister, Cheryl Trapp Bays of Denton; and one granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bobby and Freda Trapp.



Flaminia Tescione Guarnaccia Flaminia Tescione Guarnaccia

Flaminia Guarnaccia, 86, died Friday, May 6, 2011 during a brief illness.She and her husband of 55 years, Charles J. Guarnaccia, moved to Denton in 2010 to live closer to their son. Until then, they had lived independently in retirement for 28 years in Scottsdale, AZ, where they were members of St. Daniel the Prophet Roman Catholic Church and had been active community volunteers. Throughout her life, Flaminia would pray the Rosary daily and would do a Rosary Novena for special concerns, often praying for those in need of healing and for peace on earth.

Flaminia was born to traditional Italian immigrant parents in Paterson, NJ on January 3, 1925.Italian was her first language. During and after WW-II, she worked for the federal government at Teterboro Airport (Teterboro, NJ).Later she married and as a homemaker, she raised a family and completed a degree at Georgian Court College in Lakewood, NJ where she and her family resided. Flaminia was an avid reader. She also enjoyed listening to The Metropolitan Opera's weekly Saturday matinee broadcast, following along in a libretto.Flaminia was particularly proud of being fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.

Despite chronic health concerns, Flaminia had a long successful life. The central factor that allowed her life success was her ability to avoid becoming a mill worker in 1939 when she turned 14, but instead remain in school. Child Labor Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which went into effect 2 days before her 14th birthday, safeguarded her. This protection afforded by FDR's New Deal, secured her future. From that time forward, Flaminia was a supporter of progressive Democratic Party ideals. Her family prays that children born today receive similar protection.

Flaminia is survived by her husband, Charles J. Guarnaccia, their son, Dr. Charles A. Guarnaccia, his wife, Diane Kohlhase, all of Denton, TX; granddaughter, Rev. Catherine Wright, her husband, James, and their children, Luke, Rachel and Sarah of Amherst, OH; and granddaughter, Emily Leuba Jones, her husband, Brit, their children, Lydia and Guthrie of Austin, TX. Grandson, Samuel Leuba, predeceased her.

Flaminia's life will be celebrated at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N Bell Ave, Denton, TX on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 7 pm. The Rev. Craig Hunter will officiate. In a private family ceremony, her remains will be interred at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Her granddaughter, the Rev. Catherine Wright, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Denton Christian Preschool, which provides critical early education for at-risk children (1114 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201).



Patrick Sean McBride Patrick Sean McBride

Patrick Sean McBride, 44, of Double Oak, TX, and a Denton County resident of 29 years, passed away May 9, 2011 at his home with his wife, Shae McBride by his side.He was born in Reading, PA and spent his exuberant youth in the Lancaster, PA area.His family relocated to the Denton area in 1981, where he completed his primary education before going on to obtain an associates degree in nursing. He married Shae Elizabeth Feldmann in 2001 and together they set out to raise their five children.

Sean worked as an assistant on the Medical Unit at Lewisville Medical Center while attending nursing school. As a new nurse, he did a brief stint as a dialysis nurse before joining Denton Regional Medical Center in 1994.He worked as a staff nurse on the Medical-Oncology Unit and became a primary charge nurse after Denton Regional relocated to its current campus. His caring and compassion touched the lives of many families, patients and coworkers during his tenure at the Denton Regional Medical Center.

He is survived by the love of his life, wife Shae Elizabeth; children, Patrick Kelly, Connor Sean, Leanne Marie, Allison Kate, and Jeremy Todd of Double Oak, TX; his adored sister, Allyson Colleen Sellers, her husband, Bill Sellers and his nephew, William Pierce and niece, Vivienne Colleen of North Dallas; his father, Patrick Michael McBride and his wife, Amy of the Austin Area; his maternal grandfather, Juel H. Mosley of the Lewisville area; his mother-in-law, Marjorie Feldmann of Georgetown and many other extended family members.He leaves behind his beloved pets in the care of his family, Penny, Dutch, Sam, Daisy, Tooty and Tucker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Diane Kay Mosley.

The family request that memorials be made to the Flower Mound Animal Services, 3950 Justin Rd., Flower Mound, TX 75028.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 4 pm in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors.



Patricia Ann Bentley Kachmar Howard Patricia Ann Bentley Kachmar Howard

Patricia Ann Bentley Kachmar Howard, 75, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on May 2, 2011.

Patricia is survived by her children, Walter Craig Buckley and wife, LaDonna, Richard Allen Kachmar and wife, Mesalina, Michael David Kachmar and Elizabeth Ann Tedder; grandchildren, Christy Lynn Buckley, Sherry Gene Daniels, Theresa Jo Sullivan, Ronnie Tedder, Jr., Michelle Owens and Brandy Tedder; great-grandchildren, Wayne Allen Sullivan, III, Colton Craig Sullivan and Carrie Gene Daniels, Hannah Marie Owens and Garret Byron Owens, Kailee Ashlan Tedder, Braden Cash Tedder, Kinsey Michelle Tedder, Lexi Ann Cater and August Jackson Cater.

Memorial services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Waltrip Funeral Directors.



Joan Kress Pfarr

Joan Kress Pfarr, 70, of Denton, died Friday May 6, 2011 at her home in Denton.

Mrs. Pfarr was born on April 29, 1941 in Elgin, IL to George Joseph and Violet Virginia (Hanson) Stanek. She attended Northern Illinois University. She was a retired banker working in the past for Key Bank, First State Bank/Wells Fargo Bank. She was married to Robert Lawrence Pfarr on December 29, 1990 in Portland, Maine.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust, Denton. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Friday, May 13, 2011 in the chapel of Denton Bible Church, 2300 University Dr., Denton. Rev. Mike Spencer will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be George D. Kress, Joshua P. Kress, Matthew J. Kress, Michael J. Kress, II, Jordon P. Kress.

Mrs. Pfarr is survived by her husband, Robert Lawrence Pfarr of Denton, TX; sons, Michael J. Kress and his wife, Judy of Westwood, MA, Stephen P. Kress and his wife, Carrie of Aubrey, TX, Daniel R. Kress and his wife, Laura of Denton, TX, Theodore B. Kress of San Antonio, TX; stepdaughters, Kristin A. Blanchard and her husband, Josh of Daphne, AL, Jennifer M. Proly and her husband, Ryan of Tampa, FL; brothers, Donald G. Stanek of Chapel Hill, TN, Thomas E. Stanek of Sanger, TX; fourteen grandchildren and former husband, Richard W. Kress, II of Pompano Beach, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Denton Humane Society, P.O. Box 1972, Denton, TX 76202.

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Theodore "Ted" Coughran Theodore "Ted" Coughran

Theodore "Ted" Coughran was born to Joe Albert Coughran, Sr., and D'Jelma Petrie Coughran in San Antonio, TX, on March 25, 1929.His family lived in Boerne, TX, where he attended school and graduated with the BHS Class of 1947.Ted was a graduate (BS Geological Engineering) of Texas A & M, Class '53, and served with the US Army in Nuremberg, Germany, after which he returned to A&M and received an MS in Geology in 1959.Employment with Magnolia Oil Company (later to become Mobil Oil Company) began a fifteen-year association that included working and living in Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Libya and interpretation of international geophysical data. In 1974, Ted became a partner in Professional Geophysics Incorporated and continued his career, interpreting data from offshore Australia, Vietnam, Southern Germany, as well as onshore/offshore Nicaragua and Israel Sinai.

Ted was a 50-year plus member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists; a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Dallas Geological and Geophysical Society, Ft. Worth Geological and Geophysical Society, and Hill Country Geoscientists, San Antonio. The many friends he made during his long career in the "oil patch" added much pleasure to his life.

Ted had a happy heart! He was known for his wonderful sense of humor, being able to find something amusing in almost any situation. Wherever he was, there was joy de vivre.And Dr. Pepper. Ted loved the outdoors. His favorite vacation was fly fishing in Colorado; his main hobby was planting trees of all varieties. One of his friends remarked that wherever Ted lived came to look like Sherwood Forest.

One of Ted's greatest pleasures was the twelve years he spent as Scoutmaster of Argyle Boy Scout Troop 192.Recurring contact with those scouts as they matured and began careers and families of their own meant a great deal to him. Another service to his community was as a member/president of the Argyle School Board; he also served as a director of the Argyle Water Supply Corporation for 28 years. In 1991, Ted and Barbara were named Texas A&M University Parents of the Year, something he considered one of the best honors he ever received. Paramount in Ted's life was his love of and devotion to his family. He and Barbara Blaize were married in 1957 and had more than 52 happy and eventful years together. Ted never missed an activity of his children unless he was out of town; he was a happily involved parent. He was proud of their accomplishments and spoke often of how much he enjoyed them as adults.

Ted is survived by his wife, Barbara; their children, Kathleen, Mark, Sharon, D'Jelma (Brannon) Perkison, and Susan (J.P.) Strickland, as well as ten cherished grandchildren: Jeremy and Kendall Magee; Melora, Alanna and Theo Coughran; Blaize Coughran; Quina Perkison; and Zane, Maria, and Chastity Strickland.He was preceded in death by his parents, D'Jelma & Joe A. Coughran, Sr; his brother, Joe A. Coughran, Jr.; and his sister, Dorothy C. Harbordt.Also surviving Ted is his brother-in-law, Lohman Blaize and his wife, Louise, as well as sisters-in-law, Frances Haines, Betty Schrader and Hazel Coughran, as well as many much-loved nephews and nieces.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, please direct memorial gifts to the A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840.Make checks payable to:A&M Foundation with a designation to the Corps of Cadets in memory of Theodore Coughran, '53.

Ted will be interred with generations of Coughrans at Fairview Cemetery, near Floresville, TX, at 10 am on Friday, May 13, 2011.A memorial service celebrating Ted's life will be held in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at a later date; for information contact the family at .



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