Written by Phil Cerroni
Arrangements by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 972-254-4242
Viola “Vicki” Gonzales, 60
September 20, 1952 – November 13, 2012
Arrangements made by Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 972-579-1313
Jimmie Ray Boswell, 69
February 13, 1943 – November 11, 2012
Nan Bailey Anderson
Nan Bailey Anderson of Plano, Texas went to her heavenly home on November 11, 2012. She was a native Texan who was born in Detroit, Texas to A. S. (Mack) and Robbie Dowlen Bailey on July 29, 1917. She was a long time Irving, Texas resident and lived there most of her life. All that knew her loved her spirit and determination. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be missed by many friends all over the United States, and her family. Nan was a retired Executive Secretary of Texas Power & Light Company for 25 years. Her hard work and loyalty to that company was appreciated by many of her former supervisors who kept up with her over the years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ray L. (Babe) Anderson and great granddaughter Meredith Lynn Thomas. She is survived by her daughter Linda Avery; son Michael Anderson and wife Carmen; grandchildren Randy McAllister and wife Misty, Lisa McAllister Wood and husband Michael, Kelly Thomas Lyon and husband Tim, Nicole Medina and husband Joe; and great grandchildren Sara Strube, Austin Strube, Allison Strube, Jordan Jackson and husband Jon, and Bailie McAllister. A funeral service was held at 11 AM Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Brown’s Memorial Chapel. Burial followed at Sowers Cemetery.
Robert Charles McNutt, Sr.
Robert Charles McNutt, Sr. of Terrell, TX unexpectedly passed November 1, 2012 during a brief hospitalization. Robert was born June 19, 1946 to Elmyra Rose
Mazurek McNutt and Rector Roy McNutt of Irving, Tx. He will be greatly missed by wife Maxine Olsen, daughter Amy McNutt and husband James Johnston, son
Robert Charles McNutt II (Rob) and their mother Martha Denton McNutt, mother Elmyra, brother Gerald and wife Valerie, step-daughter Jeanne Jezierski and
husband Michael Young plus nieces, nephews, cousins and many lifelong friends. Robert was a loving, gently, sweet, soul who never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. He took great pride in his library volunteer activities, was fascinated by history and genealogy. He constantly worked to
improve his Spanish language skills and was always curious about the universe around him. This world is a better place because he visited and left his mark on our hearts. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Friends of the library in care of Hulsey Public Library, 301 N. Rockwall Terrell, TX 75160, phone # 972-551-6663.
Otis Rains, of Irving, passed away November 14, 2012. He was born May 14, 1920 in Jacksonville, Texas, and was raised in Stamford, Texas. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Otis served as a radio operator for the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He was an over-the-road truck driver and was retired from Darr Equipment. He was a member of the Village Baptist Church in Irving, where he served as an ordained deacon. Otis was preceded in death by his parents George and Cora Ann (Vest) Rains; brothers Walter Rains, and Ferrell Rains, and sisters Lee, Uvalde, Juanita and Josie. He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Ethel Rains, daughter Annetta Frost and husband Gary Sr; grandsons Gary Frost, Jr, and Geoffrey Otis Frost; and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Brown’s Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mark Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow at 1 PM at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Village Baptist Church Building Fund, 224 E. Grauwyler Rd., Irving, TX 75061.
Mary Bounds Turner
Mary Bounds Turner, of Irving, passed away November 12, 2012. She was born July 12, in Richland, Texas to Clinton and Sarah (Baltzegar) Bounds. She graduated from Corsicana High School and spent many years in the banking and insurance industries and was a loving wife and mother. As a mother, she supported her children’s interests in sports, music and art. She was also committed to her children’s education and an active PTA member. Mary was a devout Presbyterian and longtime member of St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church and a patriotic member of the DAR. Mary enjoyed Wednesday bridge clubs and celebrating birthdays with her beloved birthday club. She exuded Southern hospitality in both her etiquette and culinary skills – her homemade chocolate cake was a particular favorite. Mary was known for her trustworthy nature and her ability to offer sound advice to those in need. She was our beautiful Yellow Rose of Texas and she will live on in our hearts, forever. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William Dunn Turner. She is survived by son David Dunn Turner; daughters Sally McGilberry and husband Steven, and Mary Anne Turner; grandchildren Laura McGilberry, Sara Bagby and husband Joel, and Jason McGilberry; sister Carol Pierce and husband Cub; and great grandchildren Emma and Abby Bagby. Memorial services were held at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012, with Dr. Ron Salfen officiating. Committal services were held at 9:15 a.m. at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Memorial donations may be made to Irving Cares, P.O. Box 177425, Irving, Texas 75017-7425, or St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 1621 W. Grauwyler Rd., Irving, Texas 75061. Arrangements made by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home.
Richard R. “Dick” Wadsworth
Richard R. “Dick” Wadsworth, of Irving, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012. He was born May 30, 1928 in Dallas, to parents Roy Bowie and Lucy Burt Wadsworth. Dick is survived by his sons Rick of Alexandria VA , Randy and Ron of Irving, as well as 6 grandchildren, Trey, Alexis, Jenny, Jeff, Chris, and Chad. Dick was the youngest of 5 children (Roy, Naida, Jack, and Vivian). His father retired from Browning-Ferris in Dallas and bought the old Oak-A Farm at 183 and N. Britain next to the railroad tracks where Dick grew up and “walked the railroad tracks to school and sports activities.” He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly McCaslin before he shipped out to serve in WWII. To originally join the war, Dick convinced the Navy he was a year older than he was and memorized the color charts because he was color blind. He went to the Navy’s Radio School and basic training in San Diego and shipped out of San Francisco as a radioman on CSV USS Chenango, a support group carrier. His ship and crew were involved on many of the well known battles in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged and returned home in 1946. After he returned from the South Pacific campaign, he and Bev had their first son Rick on her 19th birthday, in January, 1947. Randy was born in 1950, and Ron in 1953. Beverly passed away in January 2003, just after her 75th birthday. After graduating from Irving High School and attending Arlington State College, Dick became involved with his father in Wadsworth Manufacturing Co. making heavy equipment for road and pipeline construction. He later joined Parker-Ford & Assoc. and became a licensed stock broker. Thereafter, he worked for Ling & Company and A.G. Edwards during his brokerage career then turning to sales with his own advertising specialty company he operated for many years. Dick received his 60 year Masonic Service Award on August 6, 2009 from the Grand Lodge of Texas #1218 A.F. & A.M. and remained a member until his death. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the Order of the DeMolay then, at 21, was raised a Master Mason. He was an active, committed and proud Free Mason. Continuing his commitment to service, Dick joined the Irving Junior Chamber of Commerce, the JayCees, taking many responsible positions and advancing the work of the JayCees throughout the World. He became a State Director and President of the Texas JayCees. His activity and work continued as National Chaplain of the US JayCees and an International Senator. Beverly was also involved in the Ladies JayCeeEttes, becoming their State President as well. Dick was a Charter Member of Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving and made sure that his sons were also Charter Members. He has served the church throughout his life as Elder, Clerk of Session, and in many activities in and around the church. Dick touched many lives and many touched him. He was a remarkable husband, father and friend. He was committed to serving his God, family, country and his fellow man. He was a committed patriot and truly part of the Greatest Generation. Memorial Services were held at 10:30 AM Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church, 3650 N. O’Connor, Irving, TX 75062. Memorial donations may be made to Woodhaven Presbyterian Church or Irving Heritage Society, P.O. Box 171572, Irving, TX 75017. Arrangements made by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home.