Fort Worth Star-Telegram from Fort Worth, Texas on January 13, 1992 · 23
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram from Fort Worth, Texas · 23

Fort Worth, Texas
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Monday, January 13, 1992
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d United Way hires Northeast BY SUSIE STECKNER Fort Worth Star-Telegram BEDFORD — One of the two United Way staff positions in Northeast Tarrant County eliminated last year in the wake of a $2 million shortfall has been filled because of a successful fund-raising campaign this summer Jane Lockwood took office Jan 2 as planning associate for the agency's Northeast Human Services Project Her reponsibilities will include assessing human service needs in Northeast Tarrant County and helping to provide those needs as well as anticipating emerging needs She will also help communication among community volunteers local social service agencies school districts and cities Two projects of special interest to Lockwood are a community health clinic in Bedford and youth services She will also participate this year in a countywide needs assessment study by United Way "Based on what trends I've seen there is a real need for effective human services planning' said Lockwood 41 of North Richland Hills "The key words are coordination and collaboration" Lockwood had been an associate planner with the city of Fort Worth since 1986 working in the community development division Her duties ranged from developing transportation and child care programs to neighborhood and community planning She received a master's degree in city and regional planning Kids missing since '84 found safe in Mexico he Associated Press HOUSTON — Two Houston children taken from their mother more than seven years ago have been found safe in Mexico and were to be turned over to the American Embassy in Mexico City today the woman's attorney said Their father Charles William "Chuck" Smith Jr son of former Spring car dealer Charles "Chick" Smith Sr was being held in Mexico —according to reports in the Houston Chronicle and The Houston Post Carolyn Shaffer Smith the mother ofthe children was awarded $53 million in damages in a 1985 lawsuit against her ex-husband's father and other relatives The jury said she had been wronged in a conspiracy among her former husband's relatives to abduct the children The award was the first in Texas under a then-new state domestic kidnapping law The children Charles William Smith III now 13 and Christopher Jason Smith 11 are "in good health and OK" Randy Donato the attorney for the children's mother told The Post Donato said the children were expected to be delivered to the American embassy at 10 am today He declined to answer questions about when the children might be reunited with their mother The last time Carolyn Smith saw her children was on a Friday in September 1984 when Chuck Smith Second brother in Haltom City Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH — A Haltom City traffic accident claimed the life of a second brother yesterday officials said Tran Tung 17 of Fort Worth died about 1:30 pm yesterday at Harris Methodist Fort Worth — about 45 hours after the car the three brothers were riding in stopped on the freeway and was struck from behind by a truck Tran Tung was standing behind the car when the truck hit it police said He suffered COMEWHITY Events Wednesday The Haltom City Senior Center 5000 Bernice Road will hold a party at 11:30 am for people having birthdays and anniversaries in January Meetings Monday-Tuesday The American Association of Retired Persons Chapter No 3960 will hold a 55 Alive driving review class at 6801 Glenview Drive in North Richland Hills Information: Ralph Thrasher 498- 4649 Tuesday Toughiove of North Richlanhills a support group for parents dealing with troubled teens will meet from 7 to 9:30 pm at Richland Hills Church planner in 1983 from the University of Texas at Arlington The Northeast Human Services Project was established in 1989 to identify social service gaps and help generate services for the community Project volunteers have concentrated on five issues — health care transportation chemical abuse and dependency child care and emergency services — and will continue to help improve those services Lockwood said The project was instrumental in purchasing the United Way Human Service Center in Bedford which brought several human services providers together in one building The project together with the Tarrant County Hospital District also established the area's first community health clinic in the center United Way cut eight positions countywide after its budget came up $21 million short which was attributed mostly to recent job layoffs and a soft economy Duties of the two Northeast jobs that were eliminated were reassigned to downtown Fort Worth and the agency said the only effect was longer lines for service But the recent money-raising campaign brought in $236 million allowing United Way to hire Lockwood United Way expects to fill the second position a receptionist job in the upcoming months The Northeast Human Service Project at the United Way Human Service Center at 813 Brown Trail needs volunteers For more information call Lockwood at 282-1160 and his father picked them up on a visitation Donato said The attorney said he later discovered that "the following Saturday Chuck fled to Florida with the children" and from there traveled to England and Scotland The children reportedly have been living in Mexico three years and spending summers in Canada Donato said The verdict in the damage case came after Carolyn Smith testified that her private investigators had chased her former husband and the children to Glenlivet Scotland in unsuccessful attempts to regain custody She claimed Chick Smith provided money and other help to his son so he could keep the children Carolyn Smith filed suit under the new law after accusing her husband of taking the children to Scotland despite a divorce decree giving her custody Donato said Chuck Smith after being extradited will face one count of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in federal court and one state count in regard to "I guess parental kidnapping" Donato said Chuck Smith will face charges in Harris County Donato said authorities tracked down Chuck Smith through "a combination of information-gathering" citing the Unsolved Mysteries show on NBC-TV the FBI "and information we gathered in the course of pursuing them in our civil case" hit in car wreck dies in hospital head injuries Tran Son 19 died Saturday at John Peter Smith Hospital The third brother Tran Dung 18 of Fort Worth was in fair condition yesterday at JPS a hospital spokesman said The driver of the truck Vern Morgan 32 of Fort Worth was treated for injuries at the scene of the accident police said The accident occurred about 4:15 pm Friday in the westbound lanes of Texas 121 near Minnis Drive CALEUDAII of Christ 6300 NE Loop 820 Information: 571-6263 Wednesday The Mid-Cities Noontime Toastmasters aub will meet at noon at Siciliano's Restaurant 900 Airport Freeway in Hurst Clubs Tomorrow The Colleyville Woman's aub will meet at 9 am at the Colleyville Church of Christ 1008 Church St Program: Ellie Harper image consultInt for Beauty For All Seasons The Nahum City Senior Center Supper Club will meet at 5 pm at Wyatt's Cafeteria 3155 Denton Highway in Haltom City OBITUARIES William Conner 84 Alcon labs co-founder BY PEGGY A RUDD Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH — William Clarence Conner co-founder of Al-con Laboratories died yesterday at a Fort Worth hospital He was 84 Funeral will be at 3 pm Tuesday at University Christian Church where he was a former chairman of the board and an elder Entombment will be in Greenwood Mausoleum The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 tonight at Harveson & Cole Mr Conner was born in Hamilton County and had lived in Fort Worth since 1945 He was a 1925 graduate of San Saba High School and a 1928 graduate of Danforth College of Pharmacy He graduated from Harvard Business School in 1956 and was a member of the Harvard Business School Club In 1945 he and Robert Alexander formed a Texas partnership known as Alcon Prescription Laboratory named for the first syllables of Alexander and Conner In 1947 they incorporated as Alcon Laboratories and a year later the two men decided to market products nationally In 1953 Alcon introduced plastic packaging for ophthalmic solutions including a "droptainer" that eliminated the eyedropper and allowed medication to flow directly from the container into the eye Eventually Alcon provided instruments to perform cataract and other types of eye surgery eye drapes for surgery a line of glaucoma products irrigating solutions and contact lens products In 1973 Mr Conner established the William C Conner Foundation at Texas Christian University with the fund benefiting TCU and the ophthalmology department of Baylor University In November 1991 the National Society of Fundraising Executives gave Mr Conner the Distinguished Philanthropist Award In 1988 he received the Golden Deeds Awards from the Exchange Club of Fort Worth He also received the People of Vision Award Mr Conner was a philanthropist who devoted hours to the preservation of sight and in 1983 he was made an honorary member of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology in Peru The glaucoma center in Houston is now known as the Conner Glaucoma Center and in 1982 the William C Helen Lind Homemaker HURST — Helen Louise Lind a homemaker died Saturday at a Fort Worth nursing home She was 86 Funeral will be at 11:30 am Tuesday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst Burial will be in Lake Street Memorial Park in Elgin Ill Mrs Lind was born in Elgin and had lived in Hurst since 1970 The family requests that memorials be made to St Anne's Episcopal Church building fund Survivors: Son Donald H Lind of Fort Worth daughter Beverly Faldalen of California brother Walter Volpp of Elgin sister Martha Burger of Elgin and four grandchildren Clara M Steptoe License vocational nurse FORT WORTH — Clara M Step-toe a licensed voca- tional nurse died Wednesday at her Fort worth home 1 '1 ! : from a pulmonary embolism She was 1 64 ! Funeral will be at noon Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth Burial will be in Laural Land Memorial Park The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm today at the funeral home A memorial service will be at 1:30 pm Thursday at the Edwards Cancer Center at Harris Methodist HEB Mrs Steptoe was born in Alexandria La and had lived in Fort Worth for 40 years She was a licensed vocational nurse for Harris Methodist HEB and had more than 25 years of nursing experience Mrs Steptoe was a graduate of St Joseph Hospital Nursing School and had been a member of Stop Six Church ofChrist for about 25 years Survivors: Son Clarence Crittle of Canoga Park Calif daughter Odessa Cleveland Brown of Canoga Park Calif stepson Tommie L Steptoe Jrof Fort Worth stepdaughter Mable S Freeman of Fort Worth father Freeman James of Alexandria two half sisters Mary Wardsworth and Barbara J Fisher both of Alexandria six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren r:gecti :: - 1 :' ro t 7 t 4 ‘ '6 '' ' t t'414:4411 't'4 AL) 4' t b ' e ''''' 14y0''Vb t William Clarence Conner William Clarence Conner Conner Research Center at Alcon Laboratories was dedicated In 1981 he was named Business Executive of the Year and was inducted into the Texas Wesleyan Business Hall of Fame In 1974 he received the Royal Purple Award from the TCU Alumni Assoication and an honorary doctor of law degree from TCU 1 he present chairman of the board Edgar Schollmaier said: "Mr Conner was a great visionary who basically developed the dream on which Alcon was built He was able to get people to follow him and to this day everyone admires him He was a very special person" Mr Conner served as chairman of the board of Hearing Health Group of Fort Worth He was a director of Tandy Corp a member° fthe board of Capital National Bank of Fort Worth a director of the Pan American Ophthalmological Educational Foundation a member of the board of trustees of Huguley Memorial Hospital a member of the American Society of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem and a charter member of the President's Council of Texas Wesleyan College Mr Conner was also a member of the Century II Club the Fort Worth Club the Lakewood Yacht Club the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club the Ocean Reef Club the Union League Club the Petroleum Club the Rotary Club the Newcomen Society the Exchange Club and Kiwanis International Survivors: Wife Vera Connell Conner of Fort Worth four sons Heiden Conner and David Conner both of Fort Worth Gregory Conner of Florida and Fritz Alan-Korth of Washington DC four daughters Crystelle Conner Rapp Ann Sheffield Debbie Conner Norris and Nina Maria Korth Cole all of Fort Worth 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren Lois Tittle Educator FORT WORTH 77-- — Lois Tittle a re- tired educator died ' Saturday at her Fort Worth home - She was 96 Funeral will be at 10 am Tuesday at Robertson Mueller Harper Eighth Avenue Burial will be in Italy Cemetery in Italy Ellis County Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst is in charge of arrangements Mrs Tittle was born in Venus and had lived in Fort Worth for I I years She was an elementary school educator for many years in the San Antonio area Mrs Tittle was a member of Westcliff United Methodist Church She was the widow ofGH Tittle The family suggests memorials be made to the Tarrant County Hospice Program Survivors: Two sisters Mable Bateman of Fort Worth and Ruth Blue of Grand Prairie Thomas K Mahurin Mail handler FORT WORTH — Thomas K Mahurin a postal service mail handler died Saturday at his Fort Worth home He was 47 Funeral will be at 4 pm Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park Mr Mahurin was born in Garfield Ark and had lived in Fort Worth for 13 years He was a Vietnam War veteran and had served in the Air Force for 1612 years Survivors: Wife Yasue Mahurin of Fort Worth two sons Allen Mahurin and Carl Mahurin both of Fort Worth mother Juanita McCollum of Fort Worth four sisters Cynthia Allison of Ardmore Okla Venita Lease of Bentonville Ark Mayda Roach of Fayetteville A4k and Madge Tires of Modesta Calif Und three brothers Wiley D Kenreck of Medical Lake Wash Chet Mahurin of Joplin Mo and Carl Mahurin of Turlock Calif ' t : 0 "' '1 iii4 $1446111kioiari iif0 A Monday PM January 13 1992 I Fort Worth Don C Decker Certified public accountant TROPHY - 71 CLUB -- Don C Decker a certified I ' - public accountant I A 4 died Friday of inju- 1 ' 4 t ries related to a car i " p accident He was 4:: 7-- ' 33 Funeral will be at A t 2 pm Tuesday at -"'''" " ' '1 Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park Mr Decker was born in Cleburne and was raised in Godley He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1980 with his bachelor's degree in accounting He was chief financial officer and vice president of finance at Executive Converting Corp Mr Decker was a member of Texas Society of CPA's Beta Alpha Psi and an Eagle Scout Survivors: Wife Janice Decker of Trophy Club three daughters Nichole Decker Stephanie Decker and Lauren Decker all of Trophy Club parents Carlos and Joyce Decker of Cleburne brother David Decker of Fort Worth and grandparents Ross Decker of Cleburne and Ruby Malone of Grandview From this morning's Star-Telegram Coyle: James F "Jim" Coyle a retired assistant vice president for Lomas Mortgage USA died Saturday at his Hurst home He was 57 Memorial service: I 0 am Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home Burial: St Dennis Cemetery in Havertown Pa FUNERAL Death Notices are provided by funeral Department Please call the funeral HOLLIDAY MARY ELIZABETH HOLLIDAY passed away Saturday at her residence Member of Southcliff Baptist Church and the Lois Sunday School class Survivors: Daughters Frances Louise Brimer Lousiana Missouri daughter and son-in-law Norma Jean and George L Beal Fort Worth granddaughter Jan Holliday Brimer Fort Worth step-grandchildren Ben Beal Houston George Beal Jr Tulsa Oklahoma and Lori Ann Hart line Fort Worth step-great grandson Lay Ion Tucker Fort Worth Services 3 pm Tuesday South-cliff Baptist Chruch Dr Charles A Stewart officiating and Rev Lee Eller assisting Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Southcliff Baptist Church Venture In Faith fund or to the American Cancer Society Arrangements GREENWOOD 3100 White Settlement at University Drive 336-0584 :" p -7) A i R I fk :-:4 tA -) LUPER WILLIE JIM LUPER 63 of Fort Worth passed away Saturday Survivors: Husband Eugene Luger son David G Luper both of Fort Worth daughter Patti R Brown Azle sisters Helen Neighbors Edith Greenshaw and Sybil Mitchell all of Fort Worth seven grandchildren Services 2 pm Tuesday Mount Olivet Chapel Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery Family suggest memorials be made to MD Anderson Hosoltal or the American Cancer Society Arrangements MOUNT OLI VET 2301 North Sylvania at 28th Street 831-0511 MAYO DEVEDA LEE MAYO Native of Big Spring but lived in Arlinton since 1950 Survivors: Husband Burnard daughters Cheryl Garner Linda Somerville Rita Young 10 grandchildren five great grandchildren Services 1 pm Tuesday Fielder Road Baptist Church Dr HE East officiating Interment Laurel Land Memorial Park Arrangements: Laurel Land 6000 RL Thornton at Laurel Land Rd 214-371-1336 CONNER WILLIAM CCONNER Co-Founder Alcon Laboratories a native of Hamilton County and a long-time Fort Worth resident on Sunday January 12 in his 85th year A member of University Christian Church he served on numerous religious educational professional and civic boards and foundations Survivors: Wife Vera Connell Conner Fort Worth sons Heiden Conner Fort Worth David Conner Fort Worth Gregory Conner Ft Lauderdale Florida step-son Fritz-Alan Korth Washington DC daughters Crystelle Conner Rapp Fort Worth Ann Sheffield Fort Worth Debbie Conner Norris Fort Worth step-daughter Nina Maria Korth Cole Fort Worth grandchildren Karen Rapp HendersonWilliam Randall Rapp Catherine Conner Caroline Conner Sloan Sheffield Robert Norris Laura Norris Mary Frances Norris Logan Conner six step-grandchildren four great grandchildren Friends may call at Harveson and Cole Funeral Home 702 Eighth Avenue where the family will be present from 5:00 until 7:30 PM Monday Services 3 PM Tuesday University Christian Church Entombment Greenwood Mausoleum Pallbearers: R Denny Alexander Dr C Harold Beasley Bayard H Friedman Edgar H Keitner Jr ' John V Roach II Edgar H Schollmaler Stephen Seieny Earle A Shields Jr Honorary Pallbearers: Colleagues at Aicon Laboratories Members of the Boards of University Christian Church The Trustees of Texas Christian University Trinity Valley School Tandy Corp HuguleY Hospital Pan-American Association of OPthalmologY Salvation Army and the Board and Staff of Hearing Health Institute Should friends desire memorials may be given to the W C Conner Memorial Endowment Fund University Christian Church or the Trittity Valley School Arrangments THOMPSON'S Harveson & Cole 336-0345 MEAD NANCY HOMAN MEAD 79 widow of James HMeadandanafive of Gainsville passed away January 12 An avid bowler and lay reader member of the Order of the Transfiguration Altar Guild Wednesday Morning Study Group and St Monica's Guild Survivors: Grandson Michael Mead Arlington nieces Nancy Sherman Fort Worth Elizabeth Strazdas Omaha Nebraska Christy O'Brien Yacalpa California Friends may call at Mount Olivet Funeral Home until 10 am Tuesday Services Eucharist of Christian Burial 1 Pm Tuesday at St Luke's In the Meadow Episcopal Church Entombment Orand Chapel Mausoleum officlant The Rev Cannon David L Bristow Memorials St Luke's In the Meadow Episcopal Church Nancy Mead Memorial Fund Arrangements MOUNT OLI VET 2301 North Sylvania at 28th Street 831-0511 RYDELL ARTHUR P RYDELL 77 of Haltom City passed away Sunday He celebrated his 54th wedding anniversary on January 5 Survivors: Wife Mildred Rydell Haltom City son Harvey Rydell Corpus Christi daughters Betty Lou Baker San Antonio Jean Buchanan Bay Town and Lorene Rea Fort Worth brothers Dr Paul G Rydell Fort Worth Harold Rydell Odessa sisters Nina Wuthrich Littlefield Ellen Senkel Taylor 12 grandchildren three great grandchildren Services 3:300m Tuesday Mount Olivet Chapel Rev Jerdan Davis officiating Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery Arrangements MOUNT OLIVET 2301 North Sylvania at 28th Street 831-0511 Star-Telegram Section A Page 13 a kAMIEMEMINIMEll Cathey: Donald E Cathey owner and operator of Don's Union Hill Grocery in Johnson County died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital He was 63 Funeral: 1 I am Tuesday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne Burial: Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado Holliday: Mary Holliday a homemaker died Saturday She was 87 Funeral: 3 pm Tuesday at Southcliff Baptist Church Bridge: Michael D Bridge a retired plaster estimator died Sunday at an Arlington hospital He was 1 75 Funeral: 2 pm Tuesday at Arlington Funeral Home Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery Loper: WillieJim Luper a homemaker died Saturday She was 64 Funeral: 2 pm Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Chapel Burl-al: Mount Olivet Cemetery Mead: Nancy Homan Mead a homemaker died Sunday at a North Richland Hills nursing home She was 79 Funeral: I pm Tuesday at St Luke's in the Meadow Episcopal Church Entombment: Orand Chapel Mausoleum in Hower Mound Arrangements: Mount Olivet Funeral Home Fory: Frank Russell Fory a retired tool designer died Saturday He was 66 Funeral: 9:30 am Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Chapel Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park Busbee: Peggy Busbee a retired secretary died at a Bedford hospital She was 61 Funeral: 2 pm Tuesday at Pipeline Road Church of Christ in Hurst Burial: Hawkins Cemetery in Arlington NOTICES homes to the Classified Advertising home for additional information BICKERS SYBLE V BICKERS passed away Friday Retired Bookkeeper for Leonard Brothers and later Tandy Corporation retired after 30 years of service Member of First Baptist Church of Benbrook Member of the Senior Citizens choir at First Baptist Church of Ben-brook Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law Leilani and Dennis Roesler Seminole Oklahoma sister and brother-in-law Marie and Russell Wilson Winnsboro brother-in-law Thurman Ray Fort Worth grandson Steven L Roesler Dallas Services 2:00pmTuesdayGreenwoodChapel Rev Ronald Beams OHc 1 at n g Interment Greenwood Memorial Park Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Baptist Church of Benbrook Arrangements GREENWOOD 3100 White Settlement at University Drive 336-0584 BRIDGE MICHAELDBRIDGE died Sunday January 12 Survivors: DaughterDeborah Bridgesister Hazel B Necalse Services 2:00pmTuesdayatArlington Funeral Home Chapel Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery Arrangements ARLINGTON FUNERAL HOME 1221 E Division 548-1791 CARRICO PATRICK L CARRICO Survived by: Son Patrick L Carrico II Denton grandson Patrick L Carrico III granddaughter Kristin Carrico one niece one nephew Arrangements: SHANNON FUNERAL CHAPEL's NORTH 624-2191 OEN MIN Card of Thanks M843 C4prnotery Lot M844 Death Notices M840 Florists M841 Funmal HOITS6 M846 Legal Services M847 M841 Florists 332-2265 Metro 429-9116 Bic 114 METRO 268 36 M844 Cemetery Lots Bluebonnet Hills 2 grave spaces Garden of Wisdom tree on westside up on hill both 61075 282-2734 Rose Hill Sect3Westlawn 4 spaces wmonument priv Lovely 64250 261-7088 4 plots Bluebonnet Hills Col- leyville T X 1 000 ea or nego- tiate (817) 739-2814 1 space Greenwood garden of Beautiful Oaks 2gravemarkers 6750 924-2906 Laurel Land Garden of Blessing 4 lots 100 738-6417 Bluebonnet H Is 2 spaces Veterans sect 61200 obo 457-8485 3 Lots at Moore Memorial Gardens 659-2285 Need paid-up funeral pin (back 70yrs-oider) 282-3851 One space Moore Mem Gardens Arl $8501 446-4552 eft 6 Greenwood "Garden of pose" i17271MK) Bia iota flotAvta I Atimae

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