Lisa Loraine Diserens, BSEd ’91, of Temple, TX, died May 5 at age 48. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at First United Methodist Church of Temple with Pastor Tom Robbins officiating. Burial will be private. Lisa was born August 6, 1969 in San Antonio to Bill and Patricia (Parcus) Springfield. She graduated from Temple High School in 1987. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. She went on to further her education at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor where she received her Master’s degree in Counseling and a Master’s degree and Doctorate in Education Administration. She worked for Temple ISD as a teacher and counselor and director of accountability and PEIMS. She also worked as a counselor at Gatesville ISD and a teacher at Waco ISD. Lisa was currently working as a Senior Director of Local Accountability Development and Student Performance Reporting at the Texas Education Agency. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Temple. Lisa was best known for her love of people. She was a positive role model in the lives of all she came in contact with. Survivors include her husband, Tommy Diserens; 2 sons, Holden Diserens and Zakkary Diserens; her parents, Bill and Patsy Springfield; her mother, Mona Poniske; and 2 brothers, Rich Cubman and Robert Eric Hawkes. Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple.
Michael L. Kimball, MHA ’91, of Manchester, NH, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was 64. Born in Albuquerque, NM, he is the son of the late Louis and Ruth (Basford) Kimball. Michael was raised as an Army brat who went on to serve as an officer in the United States Army after earning his Master's Degree in Psychology from the University of Nebraska. He earned a second Master's Degree in Hospital Administration from Baylor University. A distinguished patriot, Michael honorably served his country for 16 years, finally retiring in 1994 as a Major in the Medical Services Corps. In his last assignment, he was responsible for developing the plan to close the US Army Hospital in Berlin, Germany in clinical phases. He and his commander were the last to leave Berlin after handing the keys to the facility over to German authorities. Following his military career, Michael served in a civilian capacity at the DOD Telemedicine Testbed where he made significant contributions to reengineering military healthcare through the deployment of advanced communication and medical technologies. Michael's contribution to healthcare continued as the Senior Picture Archiving and Communication Systems Product Manager for Philips, retiring in 2015. Michael was a devoted and loving husband to his wife and a caring father to his three kids. He was a humorous and generous man who led his family through many adventures that created lasting memories. His most often repeated joke was an adaptation from Steve Martin: "People often ask me: Mike, how can you be so funny? And I tell them, it's because I put bologna in my shoes and I feel funny." Michael was proud to have visited all 50 U.S. states and many other countries abroad. Michael had a strong sense of duty and integrity. He was a hardworking man who mentored his children and taught them honesty and respect. He will be remembered as a "Prince among men." Michael is survived by his wife, Deborah Kimball, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage; two daughters, Melody and Virginia and his son, Brian and his grandchildren Jamen, Mazie, Evie, Alyssa, Taylor, Kara, Jericho, and Savannah; great grandchildren Makenna and Aubree; siblings: sisters-Pat, Judi and Belinda; brothers: Mark and Larry, and his best friends Jesse and Naomi whom he considered family. Also several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Arrangements: His Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held in the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester, on Thursday, July 12 at 2:00 P.M.
Dr. Charles Jason Chitwood, BBA ’93, of Havre de Grace, MD, died May 2 at age 48. Charles (known as Jason to many), was a dedicated husband, father and family practice physician. He passed away on May 2, 2018, on Amedisys hospice with his wife of 11 years, Lisa Carchedi, and his son, Trace Chitwood, age 20, caring for him at home in Havre de Grace, MD. He was 48 years old. Charles (Jason) was diagnosed with thyroid cancer almost 18 years ago while on active duty in the US Army and serving in Germany. His thyroid was removed, but the cancer unfortunately metastasized to his lungs. He never achieved full remission, but came close more than once due to being in several medication trials and eventually having one lung removed. Over the years, he proactively sought out new trials and cutting-edge treatments such as radio ablation and cryotherapy. He worked with a cache of talented oncologists and surgeons over the years, and was labeled “The Warrior” due to the many times he had been near death yet managed to return to a level of stability. When Lisa met him over 12 years ago, he had already been told twice to “get his affairs in order” as there was nothing more that could be done for him. Fortunately, he refused to accept that advice. Charles (Jason) was a brilliant physician, having graduated from UT Southwestern medical school in Dallas, TX, followed by a family practice residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. He tirelessly sought out treatments for himself, but applied that same tenacity when caring for his patients. As a result, he improved and saved the lives of many civilian, veteran and active duty patients who were fortunate to cross his path over the past 21 years. Stationed at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Canter on Ft Hood, in Killeen, TX so that he could be close to his son, Charles (Jason) retired in 2017 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He joined Lisa and her family in Maryland with the hopes he would spend time woodworking, raising chickens, and working for the VA or a local urgent care clinic. His only regret pending his demise, he said, was that he still felt he could have contributed more to helping people. Although he will not be able to attend Trace’s college graduation in person, he was able to see him successfully finish a year of pre-requisites and the first year of architecture school at the University of Houston. Raising and providing for his son, Trace, was his most important mission. At the time of his death, Charles (Jason) stated he was so proud of the man Trace had become. From his childhood days in Conroe, TX, through years at Baylor University, medical school and the military, Charles (Jason), born an only child, was blessed to have several friends who were like brothers to him. He would often send the group provocative and humorous texts about his view on life, preferably at 0500 for better effect. Charles (Jason) was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Jean Neely. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Rosina Carchedi, his son, Trace Hunter Chitwood, and his father, Sammy Dwight Chitwood. While Charles (Jason) never had one particular charity or cause he supported during his life, he did whatever he could to prevent the suffering of children and animals. He valued St Jude’s work with children, not only because of their commitment to treating cancer and other life-threatening diseases, but also because patients and families do not incur bills for treatment. He was fortunate to have been on several medications during his life that without the backing of a trial would have been prohibitively expensive. His greatest hope, beyond finding a cure for himself, was that someday cancer treatment would be centralized, genetically specialized, affordable and accessible to all. Visitation and Service will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd West Silver Spring, MD 20901 on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 12 to 1pm , where Memorial Service will be celebrated at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Jude’s via the Memorial Page for Charles Jason Chitwood M.D., are appreciated. http://giftfunds.stjude.org/cjchitwood.
LaDonna Pembleton Freedman, BSEd ’95, of China Spring, TX, passed peacefully at home, June 29, 2018, in China Spring, TX, at the age of 56. A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, July 2, 2018, at Valley Mills First United Methodist Church. Pastor Jaime McGlothlin will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate LaDonna's life. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Valley Mills First United Church. Memorials may be made to Baylor Scott & White McClinton Center, c/o Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, Attn: Foundation, 100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd., Waco, Tx. 76712.LaDonna was born, September 7, 1961, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Forrest and Regina Crawford. She met her husband, Harry Freedman in 1987. After moving to China Spring, LaDonna graduated from Baylor University and Tarleton State University. LaDonna worked for Waco ISD as a special education teacher. Over 31 years, the couple welcomed 12 grandchildren into their lives. Her children and grandchildren remember her as a patient mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals. LaDonna was an accomplished educator, filled with love and generosity for children who needed her the most. She often volunteered with the Special Olympics. She was an extraordinary woman, mother, wife, sister, daughter. She will be forever remembered by her grandchildren as "Nonna." LaDonna is survived by her husband, Harry Freedman; four children, Mark Pembleton and wife, Fernanda, David Pembleton and wife, Melody, Amanda Matthews and husband, Daniel, Melissa Cory and husband, Patrick; 11 grandchildren; and siblings, Larry Crawford and wife, Tana, Billy Crawford and wife, Anne, JoAnn Alston and husband, Jim, Forest Crawford Jr. and wife, Kim, and Charles Crawford. She was preceded in death by her father, Forest Crawford; mother, Regina Crawford; brothers, Kenneth and Eddy; sister, Bonnie; and grandchild, Hunter. Pallbearers will be Mack Abernathy, Paul Putman, Bobby Robinson, Michael Odem, Tony Carrizales, Robert Shows, Josh Powell, and Jason Powell. Please join us in remembering LaDonna by signing our guest book at www.fossfuneralhome.com.
Paige Ann Russell Senter, BA ’96, of Bulverde, Texas, passed into the loving arms of Jesus in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 7, 2018. She was 44. She passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, after fighting a courageous and long battle with pancreatic cancer. Paige was born at All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, as an answer to Prayer, on November 2, 1973. She grew up in Arlington, Texas and attended school at Pope Elementary, Shackelford Junior High, Shady Grove Christian Academy, and Lamar High School class of 1992. Paige graduated from Baylor University in December 1996 with an Art History degree and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Schreiner University in 2011. Paige had an industrious career at James Avery Artisan Jewelry in Kerrville, Texas. After working in the retail store and catalog call center, she completed a graphic design internship. She was subsequently hired as a Copywriter and then promoted to the role of Producer within the Creative Department. She loved her work at James Avery and cherished the many friends she had there who were like family. Paige was a gifted artist, designer, and creative decorator. Her home reflects her personality in every way. Paige was a kind and loving person. She loved family, friends, dogs, butterflies, art museums, seashells, and to travel. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her and were blessed by her life. Paige was preceded in death by her grandparents, Howard and Marion Brotherton Russell, and Chester and Margaret Evans Merritt, of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Paige is survived by her husband and soulmate of 26 years, Dr. Aven Senter, brother Brad Russell and wife, Diana of Mansfield, Texas and brother Chad Russell of Saginaw, Texas, her parents Harold and Patsy Russell of Granbury, Texas, and nephew Justin Russell. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Paige's birthday in November 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to the Paige Russell Senter Endowed Scholarship Fund in Art History at Baylor University, One Bear Place #97026, Waco, Texas 76798-7026. Condolences may be sent at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the "Send Condolences" link. Arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.
Jason Cadwallader, BBA ’98, of Huntsville, TX, died May 4 at age 42. A husband, father, son, brother, Jason went to be with his Heavenly Father; he was a man of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would await him after his passing. Born on August 27, 1975, in Monroe, Louisiana. He graduated from Huntsville High school and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Human Resource Management from Baylor University. Anyone that spent time around Jason would certainly hear about Jesus, the redemptive work of his Savior, his treasured family, and drilling water wells. He was a full time dad, and spent hours with each of his four children, whether it was rodeoing with Alli Paige, playing basketball with Caleb, working at Holly Water Wells with J.K., or swinging with Mariclay. When Jason wasn’t ministering to his family, who he called his first mission field, he was focused on people. Jason always called people God’s greatest treasure, and Jason loved people. He will forever be remembered as a leader in the community and in his church, Lonestar Cowboy Church. He was a passionate man who touched numerous lives. He was a true example of walking the walk and talking the talk. Jason loved his friends and family as his Lord loved him. Inheriting his father’s passion for the water well industry, he went above and beyond with Holly Water Wells, and in typical Jason fashion, he became President and Director at large of the Texas Groundwater Association, named Contractor of the Year from the Texas Groundwater Association in 2018, and used this knowledge and passion to drill water wells in third world countries through mission work. Carrying on his legacy is his wife and best friend, Shelby, and beloved children Alli Paige, Caleb, JK, and Mariclay. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph A. Cadwallader, and survived by mother, Sandy Cadwallader, sister Karen West and husband Ryan of Houston, their children Cade, Ryland, Addie James, Lane; Along with Jeff, Paige, Kate, Ben, and Hannah Japhet of New Braunfels; Drew, Katie, and Kennedy Fritsch of Huntsville; Aaron, Ashleigh, Wyatt, and Elizabeth Fritsch of San Antonio; Father and Mother in law Dr. William Fritsch and Nan Fritsch of Hondo. Visitation: Sam Houston Funeral Home
1700 Normal Park, Huntsville, Texas Monday, May 7th, 6:00-8:00 pm Funeral: Lone Star Cowboy Church 21627 Eva St. Montgomery, Texas 77356 Tuesday, May 8th, at 3:00 pm.
Lisa Marie Fromme Trimmel, BBA ’99, of Wichita, KS, died June 20 at age 41. Visitation with the family 6:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, June 28, at Broadway Mortuary, Wichita, KS. Funeral service 1:30 pm, Friday, June 29, at NewSpring Church, Wichita, KS. Lisa was born on September 10, 1976 in Rochester, MN. She attended grade school in Stewartville, MN until moving to Springfield, MO in 1990. She graduated from Glendale High School and attended Baylor University, where she received a Bachelor's degree in finance in 1999 and became a certified financial planner. She married Justin Trimmell on August 12, 2000. They moved to Wichita in 2004. After the boys were born, Lisa got to be a stay at home mom for a few years and later served as the accounting/HR manager for Trimmell and Anders Orthodontic offices. She was also involved in the financial aspects of multiple other businesses. Her passion in life was her two boys and she spent countless hours each day coordinating whatever the family needed. She was actively involved in all of the boys numerous school and sports activities. Lisa was a happy person and always had a smile on her face even during challenging times. Her faith kept her strong and focused on what really mattered to her in life, the needs and well-being of those she loved. Lisa was preceded in death by her grandparents. She is survived by her sons, Lawson Trimmell and Bradley Trimmell (and their father, Dr. Justin Trimmell); parents, Dr. Glenn and Mona Fromme of Springfield, MO; sisters, Leslie Bruce and her children, Brandon and Hailey, all of Springfield, MO and Jennifer Fromme of Gulfport, FL; Justin's parents, Marilyn Girod of Augusta, KS and Dr. Larry and Judy Trimmell of Hutchinson, KS; brother-in-law, Dr. Matt (Kate) Meschke and their children, Mason, Logan and Gavin, all of Wichita, KS ; sister-in-law, Jill (Greg) Donahoe and their children, Steele and Demi, all of Centerton, AR. Lisa was especially close to her uncle, David Fromme and cousins, Larissa Fromme and Kelsey (Drew) Conkling, all of Colorado. She is also survived by several other uncles, aunts and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Shepherd's Way, 1619 N. Chapel Hill St., Wichita, KS 67206; KidzCope, 9415 E. Harry, Wichita, KS 67207 and Lost and Found Grief Center, P.O. Box 3008, Springfield, MO 65808. Share condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
Ronald Barrett Noble, BA ’02, of Houston died on the evening of May 4, 2018 in an intersectional collision at the age of 38. Barrett was born in Houston, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spring Woods High School and then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Baylor University in three years. Barrett then attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas and received his juris doctorate in May, 2008. Barrett was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Wayne Noble, for whom he provided sole attendance during the final seven months of his life. He is survived by his mother, Carol Strohschein Noble and his brother, Christopher Blaine Drake, both of Houston. He has one aunt, Kathy Noble of Lumberton, Texas, and two cousins, Noelle and Christie. He also leaves friends whom he thought of as family, William G. and Elaine Walker Hicks of Pineville, Louisiana, plus a host of cousins in his Strohschein family and three living great aunts. He will be permanently interred later in Greenwood Cemetery in Pineville, Louisiana.
Adam Blake Therrell, BBA ’03, of Woodway, TX, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He was 37. Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 11, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, with The Rev. Josh Vaughan officiating. Private burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery prior to service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel. Adam may be viewed until 9:00 p.m., Sunday, June 10, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey. Adam was born, May 10, 1981, to Martha Rogers Therrell and James Arthur Therrell. He graduated from Midway High School in 1999, and from Baylor University in 2003 with a degree in business. Adam was a member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco. He was a friend to everyone he knew and had a burning desire to help others. He had a loving spirit, a contagious laugh and smile, and was a friend to all. He was a son, brother, and father. His twin children, Caroline and Adam, Jr., "AJ" were the love of his life and kept him going on a daily basis. As he was growing up he was involved in numerous sports. His personality lead him to excel as a catcher in baseball and as a goal keeper in soccer. His first love was soccer, where he helped his Midway High School and Blast '81 Select Teams win many, many games and tournaments. His personal accomplishments included many district awards, both academic and performance. His spirit will live on with those who were blessed to know him. Heaven gained a beautiful soul. May he rest with the angels and know eternal happiness. "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and forever dear. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. "He was preceded in death by grandfathers, James Fletcher Rogers and Bradford Leon Therrell; grandmother, Winifred Silcox Therrell; and aunt, Janet Rogers Knox. Adam is survived by his two children, Caroline and Adam Therrell, Jr.; and their mother, Julia Therrell; mother, Martha Therrell; father and step-mother, Jim and Johna Therrell; his brother, Andrew Therrell and wife, Amanda; step-brothers, Heath and Cameron McDaniel; grandmother, Anna Mae Rogers; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. Pallbearers will be his cousins, Christopher and Amy Knox, and friends, Kevin McClanahan, Sam Bell, Mike Meserole, Kevin Stinson, Christopher Hartline and Robert Kramer. Honorary pallbearers will be his beloved children, Caroline and AJ. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Adam Blake Therrell Addiction Recovery Fund, at the Waco Foundation, 1227 N. Valley Mills Dr., Ste 235, Waco TX 76710. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Tribute Wall" at www.WHBfamily.com.
Tara Ashleigh Hazlewood, BA ’08, of Colleyville, TX, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Friday, May 11, 2018. She was 32. SERVICE: Visitation: 11 to 12 p.m., Saturday, May 19, First Baptist Church Euless, 1000 Airport Freeway, Euless, Texas, where the service will follow immediately. Service: 12 noon Saturday, May 19, First Baptist Church Euless. Memorials: Memorial may be given to Barrow Neurological Foundation, in care of the Tara Hazlewood Memorial Fund, supportbarrow.org/migrainematch. Tara was born on February 16, 1986 in Fort Worth to Leslie and Gary Hazlewood. She began performing on stage at the age of seven as a vocalist and traveled throughout the state performing on the Texas Opry Circuit. Tara graduated in 2004 from Grapevine High School, where she excelled in drama, volleyball and soccer. She was awarded 1st Team All Area Forward in Dallas Fort Worth as a freshman, leading her team in scoring. Tara received her Bachelor of Communication from Baylor University. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, voted Baylor Beauty, and won the coveted Baylor Icon Award in 2005 for her vocal performance. Tara sang the national anthem for many of the sporting events at Baylor and throughout the state. After Baylor, Tara worked in Hollywood as an actress in film and television. She was a member of Sag-Aftra, and many other entertainment organizations. Tara was an avid song writer and excelled in anything creative, including everything from fashion and design, where she and her mother founded Letara Designs, an organic jewelry business. She loved the outdoors, spending time at the family ranch and summers in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Tara was an avid marksman and hunter. She loved all kinds of animals, with a special affinity for exotic cats. The most important things in her life remained her family and her relationship with God. Tara was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hugh Hazlewood and Bobbie Hazlewood; and her aunt Vicki Hazlewood Brantley. SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish her memory are her parents, Leslie and Gary Hazlewood; brothers, Taylor Hazlewood and Ty Hazlewood, all of Colleyville; grandparents, Barbara and Don D Jordan, of Houston, and Dolores Hazlewood, of Weatherford; aunts and uncles, Lisa Jordan Cunningham and husband Chris, of Houston, Laura Jordan McNear and husband Steve, of Houston, Ron Hazlewood and his wife Dot, of Burleson, Sandra Hazlewood Dolan and her husband Bob, of Sarasota, Fla., and Charles Brantley also of Fla.; cousins, Carley, Kyle and Christopher Cunningham, Travis and Ellie McNear, Casey Dolan, Ronda Christian and husband Tim, Amy Russell and husband Randy, Minde Hazlewood, Chad White, Jacqueline Brantley, and Savannah Brantley; and a host of extended family and friends.