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Clara Elizabeth Marshall
TYLER A private family columbarium service for Clara Elizabeth Marshall, 82, of Tyler will be held on Friday, July 15, 2022 at Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler. Following the columbarium service, a reception will be held for friends at 11:00 a.m. in the Parrish Hall. Arrangements by Stewart Family Funeral Home.

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06/26/2022
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Ruby Ann Baker
TYLER Memorial Services for Ruby Ann Menke Baker, 90, of Tyler will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home. Mrs. Baker was born February 29, 1932 in Shiner and passed away June 23, 2022 in Tyler.

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06/26/2022
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Elizabeth Ann Bitsy Wright
TYLER Elizabeth Ann Bitsy Wright, born April 24, 1946 in Rochester, NY, left for heaven on June 16, 2022 after 76 years on earth. She spent her first years in Post, Texas where her parents Joy and David Schultz owned a photography studio.
In 1950 they moved to Dallas where Bitsys first job was a model for J.C. Penneys buyer catalogue, which began in elementary school and continued through high school. She won numerous beauty contests, including Miss Addison in the 1960s. Bitsy graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School (Dallas) in 1964, where her favorite extracurricular activity was membership in the Reb Belles Drill Team.
She attended the Dallas Art Institute for two years, then transferred to TCU, where she majored in Art with an emphasis in fashion design. She eventually began work with a Dallas art museum, then continued as a designer for fashion manufacturers in Dallas. There she met her former husband, Allan Nelson, and they married in 1978.
Because they were not allowed to work for the same firm as a married couple, she entered the field of retail store management supervising fashion departments. They soon moved to Tyler where they purchased the Broadway Junior Senior Shop. After their divorce in 1980s, she returned to retail management. Bitsy also returned to college, completing her BA degree in Sociology from The University of Texas at Tyler. She soon began her own pottery studio at home, where she developed beautiful techniques producing southwestern art.
She served on the U.T. Tyler Alumni Council and The College of Arts and Sciences Development Council. She had hoped to combine Art with her sociology degree to help uplift children to more fully thrive through difficult circumstances.
She joined St. Francis Episcopal Church, Tyler, where she volunteered for numerous activities, including designing and creating costumes for Christmas and summer programs. She also served as member of Daughters of the King and directed and sponsored numerous summer programs for the Youth.
Bitsy left the workforce to care for her ailing mother, Joy Wright, and eventually for her adoptive stepfather, Harrold Eugene Gene Wright. She also began to work with Gene in his oil and gas business. Bitsy remained a caretaker and office manager until his death.
She continued her volunteer work at St. Francis, serving in many activities and membership until she fell ill with brain cancer in June 2021. Bitsys life was full of adventure including scuba diving, travel, pottery, sewing, fashion design, retail management, rental properties, and the oil and gas business. Hardly a week would pass without someone recognizing Bitsy as having sold them a dress for wedding, prom, or the Texas Rose Festival. She will be remembered for her quiet, kind, cooperative, and fun spirit. She never sought recognition for her life or her giving. All in all, Bitsy gave her commitment to her church. She used her gifts and talents through art. But her true love and passion was for her dogs. They were her children and she was never without a rescued pup.
She is survived by her older sister, Marianne S. Arnold, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and her dearest friend and caregiver, Derrith Bondurant. She leaves behind many friends, including her favorite Gals Gathering Group of Tyler, her church family, and caring neighbors at The Stretford at the Cascades, where she lived happily with her doggie Rudy.
Her sister Marianne and friends are especially grateful for the comfort and care from Father Mitch Tollett of St. Francis Church, her special home health caregivers Darlene, Philenia, Stephanie, Pam, Thelma, and Mariland. A special thanks to Hospice East Texas nurses Emily and Selene. Bitsy developed a wonderful bond with Noahs Critters representative Cynthia who walked Rudy daily. Ultimate gratitude is given to Bitsys doctors Dr. Arielle Lee, Dr. Thomas Grahm, and Dr. Natalie Johnson.
Bitsy leaves behind her legacy gifts to benefit numerous organizations in East Texas and asks any memorial remembrances be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church, Paws for a Cause, Nicholas Pet Haven, or Hospice East Texas.
Bitsy was a survivor who weathered lifes peaks and valleys and has finally found peace and complete healing in her eternal home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022, 10 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 3232 Jan Ave., Tyler.
For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, Jesus, that whoever believes in Him will not cease to exist, but have eternal life. John 3:16.

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06/26/2022
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Catherine Scott Ashley-Travland
TYLER Catherine Scott Ashley-Travland, 86, of Tyler, TX, passed away on June 21, 2022, in Tyler.
Catherine was born in McCamey, TX, to Helen Payne and Joe Scott on September 30, 1935. Reared in Toyah, TX, she graduated from Toyah High School. She married J. E. Travland on October 19, 1984, in Pecos, TX. She served as the County Clerk for Reeves County for twenty years, during which she actively participated in the Texas County and District Clerks Association. In 1993, she was named the Texas County Clerk of the Year. For thirteen years, she served as a Director and Program Souvenir Chairwoman of the West of the Pecos Rodeo. She also served as a Director of the West of the Pecos Museum. She was a member of Business and Professional Womens Club in which she held several leadership roles, the Reeves County Historical Society, the Pecos Chamber of Commerce, Modern Study Club, and helped organize the Toyah Centennial celebration in 1982. Catherine was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church and then First Baptist Church in Pecos. After moving to Odessa in 2011, she became a member of Mission Dorado Baptist Church. In 2018, she moved to Tyler to be near her daughter and became a member of Green Acres Baptist Church.
Catherine is preceded in death by her parents and her spouse, J. E.
Catherine is survived by her children, Kimberly Ashley of Tyler, TX, Victor (Peggy) Ashley of Post, TX, Paula (John) McCoy of Soldotna, AK, Greg (Jan) Travland of Midland, TX; brother-in-law Eugene (Barbara) Travland of Sequim, WA; grandchildren Clay (Yvonne) Ashley, James (Shannon) McCoy, Tracee (Mike) Poremba, Jason Lindsey; great-grandchildren Reagan Ashley, Damien (Esmeralda) Ashley, Taegan Ashley, Madison McCoy, Mackenzie McCoy. Catherine was a loving mother, grandmother, friend, who faithfully served the Lord. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Pecos Funeral Home.
Burial will be 10 am on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos, followed by a Memorial Service at 11 am at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Greer Willis officiating.
Memorials may be given to West of the Pecos Museum, PO Box 1784, Pecos, TX 79772, or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701.

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06/26/2022
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Curtis A. Land Jr.
WINONA A Funeral Mass for Curtis A. Land Jr, age 74 of Winona, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, Texas with Father Luke Kalarickal, and Deacon Bill Necessary, officiating. A private interment will follow at the Lindale City Cemetery in Lindale, Texas. Curtis passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Tyler. He was born November 7, 1947, in Dallas, Texas to the late Curtis Albert Land Sr. and Bertha Frances Klein. Curtis graduated class of 1970 from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. He lived in Winona TX for the last 20 years and was serving as the current Mayor since 2019. Curtis served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tyler and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Curtis was a true Historian and enjoyed researching ancestry. He was also a Trains and Railroad enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his beloved family. Curtis retired in 2001 as an Auditor for the Inspector Generals office. He also served as Chaplain for Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler until 2006. He is survived by his wife, Pat Land of Winona, TX; children, Eli Land and wife, Lori of McKinney, TX, Jenny Smith and husband, Barry of Bonham, TX, Kevin Land of Plano, TX, Chris Acree and wife, Bridgett of Benbrook, TX, Carole Acree and Jeff McCarty of Winona, TX, Clark Acree and wife, Christi of Gatesville, TX, and Connie Lawman and husband, Brian of Haughton, LA. Grandchildren: Keely, Kurtis, Katy, Samuel, James, Zoe, Jakob, Ethan, Emily, Nate, Colin, Evie, and Oliver; great grandchildren, Scarlett, Faylie, and Tucker; and numerous other loving family members and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Eli Land, Kurtis Land, Jerry Ormand, Jakob Henderson, Kevin Land, Chris Acree, and Colin Greer. The family has extended a special thank you to Dr. Melita Brooks, Choice Hospice, and The Center at Grande. A Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home in Lindale. Family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. following the Rosary.

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06/26/2022
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Dell Anne Mathias
LAS VEGAS Dell Anne Mathias, 54, of Las Vegas, passed away on June 12, 2022.
Dell Anne was born November 17, 1967, to Joe & Ruby Costello in Tyler, Texas.
She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1986 and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Womens University in 1992. Shortly after graduating college, Dell Anne moved to Las Vegas, where she met and married Robert Mathias II in 2013.
Dell Anne was happiest with her dogs beside her. She was an avid reader and a connoisseur of cinema, as well as a member of The Red Hat Society. She was a cheerleader for all of her friends, always positive and upbeat, generous, and loving. She retired from United Health Services in 2021.
Dell is survived by her father, Joe, stepmother, Victoria, and husband, Robert.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby.
A Celebration of Life event will be held in September in Las Vegas.

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06/26/2022
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Travis Lee Morrison
TYLER Travis Lee Morrison
December 27, 1962 - June 20, 2022
Travis, age 59, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday June 20th at home surrounded by his loving family and cats. He was born in Henrietta, Texas to the late Ann and Eddie Morrison. The family moved to Grapevine, Texas, where he attended public school and graduated from Grapevine High School, Class of 1981. Travis played football and tennis, equally well. In his senior year, as Captain of the Tennis team, they participated in the state championship. He was an avid tennis player until vision loss prevented his weekly tennis game.
Travis was a loving and caring son, brother, uncle, husband and father and a huge fan of University of Michigan Football. Go Blue! He enjoyed the outdoors and simple things - camping, fishing, grilling, cold beer and campfires. Always an animal lover, he loved and cared for many neighborhood cats. Travis was a genuine, honest, hardworking family man and considered himself an appliance nerd. He learned all he could and happily shared his knowledge with anyone that would listen. Travis had a wicked sense of humor and was occasionally sarcastic. We honored his choice to donate his body to UT Southwestern Medical School.
He is survived by his wife Jo Beth, daughters Cassie and Emma and a large loving family: sister-in-law Sherry and family; sister Christi and family; brother Gene and Debbie and family; brother Mike and Kathy and family; sister-in-law Kara and Derek and family and mother-in-law Barbara and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Mark, father-in-law Phillip and recently father-in-law Ron.
We appreciate the loving care our family received from Hospice of East Texas. A memorial celebration is planned for late summer. In memory of Travis, please consider a donation to the SPCA of Tyler or Hospice of East Texas.

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06/25/2022
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Curtis Williams Mewbourne
TYLER Curtis Williams Mewbourne was born on November 14, 1935 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Ruth Williams and Curtis Alvin Mewbourne. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his beloved family on Thursday, June 23, 2022. A celebration of Curtis life will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Marvin United Methodist Church, Tyler, Texas, officiated by Rev. Gerry Giles. A private family burial will be held prior to the memorial service.
Growing up in Shreveport, Curtis had a wonderful childhood working on his parents ranch, visiting his maternal grandmother in New Orleans, working dogs and hunting quail (a lifelong passion), running track (he was a part of the winning Louisiana state 4 x 400m relay), and winning a state high school championship as quarterback for the Byrd High School Yellow Jackets in 1953. Byrd HS was also where Curtis met the love of his life, Joanne Zaenglein, both of whom were voted Most Athletic their senior year and later married in Shreveport on March 7, 1959.
After high school, Curtis found his way to the University of Oklahoma where he studied Petroleum Engineering - when he wasnt playing cards at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house. A life-long Sooner, one of Curtis proudest accomplishments was having the geological and petroleum engineering college named in his honor as the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, where a statue of him with one of his prized hunting dogs, Rebel, greets visitors at the entrance. Few people who knew Curtis fully appreciated the amount of time, effort, and resources he devoted to helping young people pursue an education or career in the energy industry.
Upon graduating from OU in 1957, Curtis proudly spent a brief period as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army as part of the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery while stationed at Fort Myer. He then began his career in the oil and gas industry, initially with Arkansas Fuel Oil Company in Shreveport and later with the First National Bank in Dallas, Texas. Curtis left the bank in June of 1965 to start Mewbourne Oil Company. The companys initial assets were two used chairs and a desk given by his former employer, Bobby Stewart, the balance of a monthly paycheck, and one very dedicated and tenacious employee who had to use the payphone in the lobby to make calls. Over the years, Curtis boot-strapped a small independent oil company into one of the largest privately owned oil and gas companies in the country by remaining committed to tried-and-true principles; hard work, honesty, treating people fairly and managing for the long term. He will be forever admired by the many employees who have worked for him over the years, as well as his peers, both large and small, in the industry.
In recognition of his service and achievements, Curtis was recognized with the Distinguished Service award by the Texas Oil and Gas Association, the Top Hand award by the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, and the Trailblazer award by the University of Oklahoma, where he was also awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in 2002.
In 1971, Curtis and Joanne moved to Tyler, Texas to raise their three daughters and be closer to family in Shreveport. Always a generous man, Curtis gave of his time and resources to many boards and worthwhile causes including All Saints Episcopal School, St Johns School in Houston, the music department at Tyler Junior College, the Salvation Army, PATH, Junior Achievement, the Methodist Childrens Home, and Marvin United Methodist Church, where he was a regularly attending member for over 50 years.
Throughout his life, Curtis loved spending time with his family, particularly the many Thanksgivings at his Lazy M ranch in Oklahoma. A man of strong convictions, Curtis loved his family and friends deeply. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joanne Zaenglein Mewbourne, as well as his daughters, Dorothy Cuenod and husband, Ronny, of Houston, Ruth Buckley and husband, Roe and Julie Greene and husband, Drew, both of Tyler; his brother, Tom Mewbourne and wife, Martha, of Ponte Vedra, Florida; as well as his grandchildren, Cameron Cuenod and wife, Sage, Kirby and Morgan Cuenod of Houston, Hale Buckley and fiancé, Chloe Desjardins, of Midland, Anna Gray Buckley and Merritte and Williams Greene of Dallas and Griffin Greene of Tyler.
His family wishes to thank his devoted caregivers for their kindness and faithful attention over the last nine months: Edward Lee Reese, Angela Ponce, Alger (Nancy) James, Vernetta Stevens and Yessica Chavez. Heartfelt gratitude goes to Hospice of East Texas, specifically to his nurse, Deborah Dial and his aide, Lenora Owens. We deeply appreciate their loving compassion and care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marvin United Methodist Church Choir Enrichment Fund, 300 West Erwin Street, Tyler 75702 (https://marvinumc.com); Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler 75701 (www.hospiceofeasttexas.org); or Methodist Childrens Home, 1111 Herring Avenue, Waco 76708 (www.mch.org).

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06/24/2022
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