JOYCE ROSSON BINDEL
Funeral services for Joyce Rosson Bindel, 76, of Gainesville, are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Chuck Aaron officiating.
Joyce Rosson Bindel, Olena to her school friends, was the daughter of Arthur Paul "Pete" Rosson and Eunice Olena Rosson. She was born in Cooke County on July 31, 1936, and attended school in Era, excelling in basketball and, according to Joyce, all other subjects except history.
After high school, she took accounting classes at Cooke County Junior College. She then took a part time bookkeeping job at Southland Paint Company is the hopes of staying on long enough to be able to buy some furniture. Roughly 30 years later, she retired from Southland Paint Company as its chief financial officer. Retirement didn’t take on the first try and she took a similar position with Poly-Pipe. At both stops she made lasting friendships.
She was the former wife of Lt. Colonel Joe Frank Berry and the widow of Gilbert J. Bindel.
Joyce was preceded in death by her mother and father; a sister, Mary Nell Rosson who died in infancy; niece, Vicki Sue Monkers; son-in-law, Martin Tamez; and husband, Gilbert J. Bindel.
She is survived by her three children, Byron Berry of Rosston, Brenda Russell and her husband, Mike of Frisco, and Denise Tamez of Ardmore, Okla. Joyce is also survived by brother and sister-in-law, Elbert and Gwen Rosson; brother and sister-in-law, William Lonnie "W.L." and Lena Rosson; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie Sue and James Wilson; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Lou and Gary Hillis; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
LESLIE E. “LON” GOLDSTEIN
FORT WORTH -- Leslie E. “Lon” Goldstein passed into the arms of the Lord on Monday morning, Jan. 28, 2013, during his 94th year.
Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Altamesa Church of Christ, 4600 Altamesa Blvd.
Mr. Goldstein will lie in state 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in the drawing room at Robertson Mueller Harper.
His family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the church.
Following the service, he will be laid to rest next to his wife, Gerry, in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Bearers of his casket will include Brandt and Kyle Goldstein, David Couch, Bill Bowers, Freddy Jones, Mike Lehmann, Marvin “Butch” McBroom and Grey Mills. Honorary bearers will be Gary Kaseberg, Fred Polser and Robert Spellings.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to Altamesa Church of Christ, 4600 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76133, or a charity of choice, in his memory, is suggested.
Born May 13, 1918, in Austin, Lon was the son of L.E. and Mary Proctor Goldstein. He grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Polytechnic High School where he was a three-sport letterman. He received his master's in education from Texas Wesleyan College.
Lon signed a major league baseball contract with the Cincinnati Redlegs and played professional baseball for 25 years with various teams across the U.S. On Dec. 21, 1940, he married Geraldine Newsome; they shared 63 wonderful years together before her death in 2003.
Lon served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. Following his tour of duty, he taught and coached at Carter High School in Fort Worth for 35 years and served as athletic director for the Fort Worth public schools until his retirement in 1985. He was named “Athletic Director of the Year” in 1975 for Texas; the Fort Worth ISD baseball field is named in his honor. Lon was inducted into the Texas Wesleyan Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.
“Coach” was much loved and respected by his students, family and friends. He had a positive impact on many lives and a nickname for everyone.
In addition to his son, Dr. Mike Goldstein and his wife Billie of Farmersville, Lon is survived by his daughter, Pat Couch and her husband Jerry of Sunrise, Fla.; grandchildren, Brandt Goldstein and his wife Christi of Waco, Maj. Kyle Goldstein and his wife Carrie of San Antonio, Sherry Corley and her husband Mark of Arlington, and Lisa Lehman and David Couch of Sunrise, Fla.; beloved great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Zach Corley, Nicolette Lehman, Hayley, Jacob, Hunter, Gatlin and Gracyn Goldstein; and niece, Frenny Lehmann and her husband Mike of McKinney.
OLA JEAN HENDERSON
Funeral services for Ola Jean Henderson, 88, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Whaley United Methodist Church with Dr. Chuck Aaron officiating.
Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Henderson passed away Jan. 28, 2013, in Sherman.
She was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Gainesville to J.H. and Tabitha Cain. Mrs. Henderson worked at Camp Howze during WWII with her sisters. She married Milton Henderson on June 1, 1944, in Gainesville. Following the war, Mrs. Henderson worked for Stanley and Montgomery Ward. Before retiring, she joined her husband at ACME Cleaners, which Milton had acquired in 1972.
Mrs. Henderson always looked forward to spending quality time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events. She loved to square dance and religiously watched the Cowboys, Rangers, and Gainesville Leopards. Mrs. Henderson was also a seamstress and made many fond memories at Stanford House.
Survivors include: son, Charley Henderson and wife, Pam of Gainesville; grandchildren, Chris Henderson and wife, Jennifer of Lewisville, Chad Henderson of Gainesville, and Courtney Henderson of Denton; great-grandchildren, Addison and Caden Henderson; sisters, Ruth Smith of Houston, and Kathleen Sammons of Irving; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milton Henderson; grandson, Curt Henderson; brothers, Bill and Cal Cain; and sister, Allie Belle Futrell.
Memorial contributions may be made to Whaley UMC and Stanford House.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
DOUGLAS DEAN “DOUG” HOUTCHENS
Douglas Dean “Doug” Houtchens, age 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his residence at Lake Kiowa, Cooke County, near Gainesville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Gainesville Bible Church at 601 N. Radio Hill Road, with Pastor Mark Wascom officiating, assisted by Rev. Joe Knox.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Electra Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home of Iowa Park.
Doug was born June 2, 1931, in Harrold, to Howard H. and Hilda (Bilstine) Houtchens. He married Anna Doris White on Dec. 23, 1950 in Electra.
He served in the National Guard and was owner and operator of oil production. Doug lived in Electra for several years before moving in 1970, to Saint Jo and the Gainesville area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Rebel Houtchens, and a son, Toby Houtchens.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Doris of Lake Kiowa; daughter, Bethanne Houtchins Moore and son, Adam, of Gainesville; son, Christopher Houtchens and wife, Lettie and children, Daniel, Andrea and Alex of Garland; son, Casey Houtchens and wife, Stacy of Saint Jo; a brother, Dewayne Houtchens, of Arlington; a sister, Yedell Abbott of Wichita Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family suggests memorials to American Lung Association of Texas, or a favorite charity.
Please leave messages for the family at www.duttonfuneralhome.com.
CAROL SUE SHELL ROBERTSON
Graveside services for Carol Sue Shell Robertson, 55, of Gainesville are set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Valley View Cemetery with Bro. Bill Fincher officiating under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. No visitation is planned.
Carol Sue Shell Robertson went to be with the Lord on Jan. 29, 2013, in Gainesville.
She was born on Nov. 4, 1957, to F.D. (Boady) and Nona Shell in Gainesville.
She is survived by her mother, Nona Shell; brother, Leslie Shell; brother, Joey Shell; and a sister, Melissa Barthold. She is also survived by nephews Justin Barthold, Cody Shell and Chad Lee; niece, Honey Shell; and four great-nephews; and six great-nieces.
Carol had many attributes that made her special. She was honest and generous, to the point where she would give you her last dollar. She had a great sense of humor and wit. When she was around, she kept you laughing and wondering how that popped into her head. She loved all animals, especially her two dogs, Sister and Pepper. She loved her family and defended them no matter the circumstances.
She held many jobs in her lifetime. The last job was a desk clerk at the Days Inn. The last several years, she had a lot of health problems that put limits on what she could do, but she always gave 100 percent on what she did.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Boady Shell; sister, Tina Silman; and great-nephew, Kelby Barthold.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
THOMAS BRADLEY BARRETT
MUENSTER — Funeral services for Thomas Bradley Barrett, 48, of Muenster are set for 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Muenster with Rev. Ralph Gourley officiating under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster.
Mr. Barrett died Jan. 29, 2013, at Presbyterian Hospital in Denton.
He was born May 10, 1964, in Waco.
Survivors include his wife, Terri Barrett of Muenster; children, Caitlyn Klement and Ashton Barrett, both of Muenster; father, Charles Barrett; siblings, Danny Barrett and Steve Barrett; and one grandchild.
Visitation is planned for 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Muenster.
DOROTHY LEE (PERKINS) BEAN
WHITESBORO — Funeral services for Dorothy Lee Bean, 91, are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with the Rev. Sid Hunter officiating.
Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Meador Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bean died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Whitesboro.
She was born July 7, 1921, in Grayson County.
Survivors include son, Mark Lee Bean, of Whitesboro; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the funeral home.
You may sign the online registry at www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.