MaryMuse.jpg (50660 bytes)Mary Louise Bridges Muse
Mary Louise Bridges Muse, of Mabank, age 89, passed away Jan. 9, 2010, at East Texas Medical Center in Gun Barrel City. She died quietly with only her daughter Katherine at her side. She was cremated under the direction of Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Kemp. Part of her ashes will be encased in a sterling silver heart worn by her daughter, then she will be laid to rest beside her husband in the family plot in Palestine City Cemetery.
Muse was born June 25, 1920, in Fort Worth, and adopted from Texas Welfare, now The Edna Gladney Home, by Albert Shelton Bridges and Bernice Hinkle Bridges at the age of six months, and was raised in Palestine. She married Thomas Fletcher Muse in 1939 and they had one daughter, Katherine Louise Muse Veno, in 1946.
She was a stay-at-home mother and taught her daughter to swim and ride horses. She believed in giving her child every advantage she could, and this included piano and voice lessons. She was also a Girl Scout leader.
When her daughter left for college, she went to work for Southwestern Bell, and retired from AT&T in 1985 in Tyler, where the family had resided since 1959. Traveling in a recreational vehicle, she and her husband drove to Niagra Falls, as well as traveling to many other states. They retired in Hondo, until her husband’s death in 1989.
She enjoyed sewing and loved quilts, as well as animals. She always had a cat her entire life. Raised with horses, she continued to love them, and last rode at the age of 80. She encouraged her daughter to ride horses, as well as many of her daughter’s riding students.
She wrote several senior articles for The Monitor newspaper, and loved to draw and read.
Survivors include her daughter, Katherine Muse Veno, her son-in-law, Russ Veno, and many friends.


Osman.jpg (32213 bytes)Vivian Osbon
Services for Vivian Rachel Osbon, 76, were held Jan. 21, 2010, at the Lakeview Assembly of God with the Rev. Don Bell officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Seagoville under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Osbon was born May 21, 1933, in Malakoff to Gerdie Hopson and Elmer Gunstanson and died Jan. 16, 2010, in Tyler with her family at her side.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Herbert Osbon, daughter Cynthia Roundtree, sisters June Miller, Billie Fern Aishman and brother Kenneth Gunstanson.
She was a Christian who showed love to all and profound devotion the people in her life. She was a member of the Lakeview Assembly of God, enjoying fellowship with the Golden Agers.
Survivors include her daughters Peggy Adams, Gun Barrel City; and Starlyn Jeffcoat and husband Kenneth, Canton; special friend Bill Sands, Canton; sisters Wanda Snyder, Judy Johnston and Shirley Tadlock; brothers Mike Gunstanson and Roger Gunstanson; nine grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; numerous other loving family and friends.
Pallbearers were grandsons Tim Ehrenberger, Kevin Ehrenberger, Brent Ehrenberger, Chad Brigdon, Clint Brigdon, Tyler Jeffcoat and Travis Jeffcoat.
Honorary pallbearers were Kirk Miller and Dustin Jeffcoat who are serving in the U.S. Army overseas.


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