Jeweldene H. Monroe, 77, died Nov. 5, 2013, in Weatherford.
A celebration of Jeweldene’s life is 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the clubhouse at Los Robles Mobile Home Park, 2301 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76006.
She was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Pine Creek, Va., to Myrtle and Jack Hawkins. Jeweldene and Willie Ray Hinson were married Nov. 25, 1953, in Wilkesboro, N.C. They had four children. She and Bobby Joe Monroe were married Feb. 15, 1980, in Weatherford. Jeweldene worked many years at LVT Aerospace Corporation, Vought Systems Division, as an assembly woman and a quality control inspector, where she won multiple performance improvement awards for suggestions she made that were implemented. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and gardening. She and Bobby later retired to the ranch in Eastland, where they raised cattle and traveled.
Jeweldene was a strong, determined woman, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend who was dearly loved and will be missed by many.
Jeweldene is survived by her husband, Bobby Joe Monroe; three daughters, Sharron Sparrow, of Sisters, Ore.; Kelly Holbrook, of Arlington, and Susan Herdecker, of The Colony; two stepdaughters, Kathy Jordan and husband, Ron, of Abilene, and Debi Mayes and husband, John, of Cedar Hill; son, Ron Monroe and wife, Charlene, of Arlington; two brothers, Don Hawkins, of Whitewright, and Leon Hawkins, of Hot Springs, Ark; 14 grandchildren, Jason Newton, Clayton Willie Ray Holbrook, Sarah Holbrook, Stevie Moore, Mikayla Herdecker, Cliff Odom, Bryan Odom, Tim Whitley, Megan Fritz, Ron Monroe II, Kevin Monroe, Sean Monroe, Jennifer Garrett and Wendy Griffin; many great- and great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Jeweldene was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Willy Ray Hinson; son, William (Bill) Ray Hinson; brother, Gary Hawkins; and grandson Warren Odom.
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel