Kitty Evelyn Pipes

Fort Worth-Kitty Evelyn (Bowles) Pipes went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sept. 14, 2021.  She was surrounded by loved ones.  Evelyn was born on April 14, 1942 to Augustus and Rebecca (née Cummings) Bowles in Grandview, TX.  A 1960 graduate of Cleburne High School and 1964 graduate of University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, she began teaching at West Creek Elementary in Fort Worth ISD in 1964.  She fell in love and married her sweetheart, Rex Pipes, in 1965.  Evelyn went on to teach 14 years at Bess Race Elementary in Crowley ISD.  She also impacted many in her community through her dedicated work with First Baptist Church of Crowley, Crowley House of Hope, the Tarrant Baptist Association, and Kids Hope USA.

Viewing: 6-8 p.m. September 20, 2021 at Baumgardner Funeral Home Fort Worth.
Service: 1 p.m. September 21, 2021 at First Baptist Church-Crowley. Burial will follow after service to Grandview Cemetery, TX 76050.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Marie Pipes and LaVeda Hickman, and her granddaughter Amanda Tack.  She has left a legacy of faithfulness to her husband Rex;  daughter Shelley Davidson and husband Brian, daughter Dixie Tack and husband Jeremy, son Sam and wife GaLynn;  grandchildren Jonathan Davidson and wife Chesley, Rebecca Davidson, Cage Pipes, Shelby Davidson, Sgt. Colton Pipes (USMC) and wife Cheyenne, Gracie Pipes, RyLeigh Pipes, Madeline Tack, Clara Tack, Isaac Tack, and Lydia Tack;  great granddaughters Elliot Pipes, Finley Pipes, and Olivia Davidson; and brother Leroy Bowles.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lottie Moon Offering in care of First Baptist Church of Crowley, 400 S. Eagle Drive, Crowley, TX 76036 or Crowley House of Hope, 200 North Magnolia Street, Crowley, Texas 76036.

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Richard Alvin Dewveall

Joshua-Richard Alvin Dewveall, was born in Fort Worth, Texas February 12, 1953. He passed away September 10, 2021 with his family by his side. He was prceded  in death by his parents, Morris and Freda Dewveall and brother, Fred Deaveall.

Service: Graveside 11:00 a.m. September 16, 2021 at Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Baumgardner Funeral Home.

Survivors: Brothers, David Dewveall, Bart Dewveall and wife, Margaret; nieces, Christina Upright and spouse, Matthew, Jennifer Santoyo and spouse, Luis, Katy Dewveall; great nephews, Caleb and Mikey Upright; great nieces, Analyn, Lilian, Maddox, and Lyte Santoyo.

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Allen S. Baumgardner, Sr.

Fort Worth-Allen S. Baumgardner, Sr., 79, passed away at home on August 4, 2021. Allen was born in Johnstown, PA on March 10th, 1942.

Service: 10 a.m. Monday August 9, 2021 at Baumgardner Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Baumgardner Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Allen was very gifted, compassionate, and dedicated to his profession and to the many families he served with dignity at their time of need throughout his 50 years in the funeral industry. Allen and his twin brother James had spent several years in the funeral industry working at other funeral homes. Marlin Baumgardner along with his sons Allen and James Baumgardner opened their first funeral home in Crowley, TX in 1971.

In May of 1973 at the early age of 31, James passed away from cancer. Later that same year, the Baumgardner’s purchased the Miller Funeral Home on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. In 1984, the success of their business created the need to expand to a larger funeral home and thereby, purchasing the building where they are currently located. The location at 3704 Benbrook Highway, Fort Worth has been a perfect location to serve families from all over Fort Worth and nearby cities and counties.

In 1997, at the age of 83, Marlin Baumgardner passed away and in 2003, at the age of 89, Betty Baumgardner passed away. Carrying on the Baumgardner name and tradition was Allen Baumgardner, Sr. and his wife, Judy, who continued to operate as a family owned business.

Allen loved spending time with family, especially with his grandsons. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going camping in his motorhome. One of his favorite camping sites was Lake City, CO.

He is survived by his wife, Judy of 24 years; sons, A. Sandom Baumgardner, Jr., Cory McCollum, Wyatt McCollum and wife Nicole; grandsons: Kyle and Nash Baumgardner and Hunter, Jack and Dylan McCollum; brothers, Owen and Gary Baumgardner; plus several nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

Allen was a wonderful gentle man and will be greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in his name to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth.

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Daniel Paul Ahern

Daniel Paul Ahern, 63, passed away on July 11, 2021.

Daniel P. Ahern was born in Omaha Nebraska in 1958 and migrated to Weatherford Texas in 1960 with his parents and siblings. He attended Weatherford schools until a brief period during the mid-70s where he and his brothers moved to the Middle East along with their parents while his father was stationed in Iran.  They returned to the United States and Danny graduated from Weatherford High School in 1976. He laid concrete all his adult life and was an accomplished master finisher. 

Danny Ahern was a fun-loving person. He was a joy to be around, always happy, and always trying to help someone. He loved his family more than anything. Danny was a simple man always living in the moment. He was always able to make people laugh no matter the audience. He would be the first to tell you he had made some mistakes in his life, but he was certainly trying to make up for lost time with his family this past year and a half. However, God called him home to be an angel in heaven. 

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Vicky Ahern and his oldest brother John Michael. He is survived by his wife Cindy, children Amanda and Leth & wife Channing, siblings Scotty Ahern, Brian & wife Sherrie Ahern, Kathy & husband David Soto, and Kristy & husband Mark Browning, 2 grandchildren and many friends. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

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James Erwin Sullivan

H.E.B-Jim Sullivan, 74, passed away on June 28, 2021 after a lengthy battle with heart and lung disease.

Jim was born on January 21, 1947 to Charles and Estelle Sullivan in Moran, Texas. After graduating from Albany High School Jim went on to play football and study at Howard Payne University.
 He found a lifelong career in sales, a career that was perfect for his outgoing personality. He was successful in all types of sales but found his home with Classic Chevrolet Group and remained there for over 25 years. He made many friends there including co-workers and customers.
In 1970, he met Kathy Hvezdos, and they wed in 1971. They had one daughter, Tiffany.
When he was in good health Jim enjoyed travel, collecting sports memorabilia, casinos, and spending time with friends.

Jim was predeceased by his father, Charles, mother, Estelle, brother Jerry, and sister Ladelle, and his grandparents with whom he was very close. He is survived by his daughter Tiffany Sullivan, sister Sandy, and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

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James Andrew Johnson

Crowley-James Andrew Johnson, 71, went to be with the lord on June 27, 2021.

Service: 11 a.m. Friday July 2, at  Fort Worth First Church of the Nazarene, in Crowley, TX. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Baumgardner Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

Born in Denton, TX to Marvin and Ann Johnson, they moved to Crowley, TX when James was very young. He remained in Crowley for the remainder of his life. He learned early on that he had a great work ethic and could do anything he put his mind to. His father would take him out of school to work with him doing different concrete jobs around lakes  in Texas and allies in Dallas. He continued to work with his dad and started building fences around the area in his earlier jobs.

James met the love of his life Linda Lou Copeland at a chiropractic clinic when he was 23 and she was 19. They married July 28, 1973 and stayed married for all most 48 years. Linda jumped right into the business with James and his father. It didn’t take long before he switched his career to one of his other loves, excavation and operating trackers. He always said that he wanted to die on his tractors. He continued to work running equipment till the very end.

Our father was the absolute best father, husband, and friend anyone could ever have. He was very much larger then life individual. He always made sure he did right by everyone who knew him defiantly, knew where they stood with him. He always spoke what was on his mind and told the truth. There is no doubt he had a strong relationship with the lord.

He is survived and greatly missed by his wife, Linda; son, Jason Johnson and wife, Amanda; daughter Laurie Larson and husband, August;  grandchildren, Lawson and Laken Johnson, Reagan and Reid Larson; brother, Jimmy Johnson and wife, Betty; sister, Virginia Malhis; brother-in-law, Alan and wife, Jackie Copeland; sister-in-law, Julie Childers; many friends and people he worked with for many years.

May God keep you busy driving that golden tractor in Heaven. You will be greatly missed.

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Michael Lewis Markham

Saginaw-Michael Lewis Markham, 80, passed away on June 22, 2021.

Service: A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Baumgardner Funeral Home Chapel.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Markham.

Survivors: Wife, Nancy Lee Markham; Son, Howard Markham; Brother, Robert Markham; Sisters, Theresa Haggard, Zelma Krueger; Grandchildren; Jonah Riley and wife, Barbara, Christi Barron and Husband, Bryan; Kameryn Markham; Many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

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