Category: Announcements

Carolyn Bender & Andrew DeTrempe

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John Cain Sargent, John Cain Photography

Carolyn “Carly” Bekins Bender and Andrew Joseph DeTrempe were married October 15, 2016 at Gulf Stream Golf Club in Gulf Stream, Fla. Rev. Ronald W. Scates officiated the ceremony. A seated dinner and dancing followed at the club

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garesche Bender of University Park. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Frederick Jensen Jr. of Sioux City, Iowa, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Joseph Bender, of St. Louis.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Joseph DeTrempe of Dallas. He is the grandson of Ms. Anna Marie Marino of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Joe Salvaggio of Payson, Ariz. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lester David DeTrempe of Peoria, Ill.

The bride’s vision of a traditional cathedral gown that could transcend the ocean backdrop came to life through the creation of a custom couture gown by iconic fashion designer Nardos Imam. Three panels of French lace extended past the train, creating not only a dramatic extension to the gown, but also a parallel to the lace featured in the bride’s cathedral-length veil of antique Belgian lace. The veil was a family heirloom first worn in 1942 by the bride’s cousin, again in 1983 by the bride’s mother, and most recently in 2013 by the bride’s sister. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses wrapped in a lace monogrammed handkerchief accentuated by a 14 karat gold scallop shell pendant.

Carly also wore a navy blue Yale garter. The bride’s grandfather graduated from Yale University in 1954, and gave the garter to his intended, Carolyn Bekins (the bride’s grandmother and namesake), for her to wear on their wedding day. In addition to the bride’s grandmother, the bride’s mother and sister also wore the garter on their wedding days, but the bride was the first to have worn the garter having attended Yale University.

DeTrempe, Sarah Bennett, Shannon Davey, Elizabeth O’Malley, Hayley Alexandra Stenger, Christian Bender, Lea Bender, Samantha Bidwill, Eva Dunlap, Christine Pedersen, and Maria Yegikyan.

Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Philip DeTrempe. His groomsmen and ushers included Robert Bender, Christopher Burton, Spencer Connaughton, Alexander Muñoz, Cameron Wakley, Kevin Burton, Marc Feldman, David Gassko, Thomas Hughes, Cameron Pipes, and Robert Roher. Performing as honorary ring-bearer was the bride’s 9 month old nephew, Master Charles Burton.

Carly is a 2008 graduate of Highland Park High School.  She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business 2012 and a Masters of Accountancy from Vanderbilt University 2013. She will be graduating May 2017 from Yale University with a Masters of Business.

Andrew is a 2008 graduate of Antonian College Preparatory High School in San Antonio.  He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. Andrew is a hedge fund analyst at Robertson Opportunity Capital.

The couple took their wedding trip in Antigua, and now reside in New Haven, Conn.. They plan to return to Dallas in May 2017.


David Hurmis, Jr.

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fullsizerender_webDavid Hurmis, Jr., 86, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2016 in Dallas. He was born to David and Judith Hurmis on February 21, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois where he grew up and attended school until joining the army and serving in the Korean War.

Upon his return from the war he married his sweetheart and wife of 59 years, Alice Hurmis, and with his family moved to Dallas in 1960 to open Tempo Decorative  Fabric’s first office and warehouse in Texas. Dave worked in the drapery and fabric business until his retirement in 2012.

He was a founding member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church where he worshiped and served in many capacities over the past six decades and was instrumental in raising funds for the construction of Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.

Dave was preceded in death by his wife Alice, his parents and his brother Arthur Hurmis. He leaves behind his son Darrell and wife Kim, his daughter Darlene Morley and husband Rob, his granddaughters Holly Langford and husband Chace, Jordan Morley, Callie Jones and husband Jason and Paige
Morley, his great granddaughter Kate Langford, and his sister Myra David and husband George.

His granddaughters describe their ‘Papa’ as the sweetest, kindest and most precious grandfather anyone could be blessed with. His entire family will miss him beyond words.

A memorial service celebrating his life was held at John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Dallas. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 4151 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75229, attn: Amy Moore.


Sisk – Pickering

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Caroline Jurgensen Photography

Tony and Cathy Sisk, of Dallas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Amanda, to Douglas Wade Pickering Jr.  Doug is the son of Jeanette and Lamar Norsworthy of Highland Park and Joanie and Doug Pickering Sr., of Dallas.

Amanda is a 2004 graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a BS in communications from Texas A&M University in 2008 and is a legal recruiter at Fish & Richardson. Doug is a 1997 graduate of Culver Military Academy. He received a BS in financial economics from Southern Methodist University in 2001.  He is owner of DWP BBQ and co-owner/executive chef/pit master of a new restaurant concept planned to open in 2017.

An April wedding in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico is planned.


Pipkin – Sorrell

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Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pipkin of University Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ellen Pipkin, to Benjamin Mark Sorrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Sorrell of Coppell, Texas.

Mary Ellen is a graduate of Highland Park High School and Abilene Christian University. Ben was home-schooled and also graduated from  Abilene Christian University.  They are pursuing their master’s degrees, Mary Ellen in teaching and learning, and Ben in accounting, at ACU.  On completion, Ben will begin work at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The couple plans to marry in June 2017 and will make their home in Dallas.


Antle – Gandy

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Cathy Travis of Monument, Colo. and Greg Antle of Englewood, Colo. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Nicole Antle, to Matthew Edwin Gandy, son of Susan and Woodrow Gandy of the Bluffview area of Dallas.

The bride is a graduate of Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colo. She received a BA in integrative physiology from the University of Colorado. Brittany is in her final year of medical school at Ross University School of Medicine.

The groom is a graduate of The Episcopal School of Dallas. He received a BS in journalism from the University of Colorado. Matt is in his final year of medical school at Ross University School of Medicine.

The couple plan a May 20, 2017 wedding at The Pines at Genesee in Golden, Colo.


Boston – Miller

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Mr. and Mrs. Paul Talmage Boston Jr. of Highland Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Anne Boston, to William Mitchell Miller, son of Dr. and Mrs. Loren Matthew Miller of Plano, Texas.

The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in strategic communication (advertising), with a minor in business, from Texas Christian University. Lindsey is a marketing analyst for Ambit Energy.

The groom is a graduate of Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in finance and real estate, from Baylor University.  Mitchell is an analyst with JLL’s Capital Markets Group.

The couple will exchange vows January 21, 2017 at Highland Park United Methodist Church with a reception following at Brook Hollow Golf Club.  Following their wedding trip to Turks and Caicos, Lindsey and Mitchell will reside in Dallas.


Eidson – Near

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Jana Beth and Jim Eidson of University Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Savannah Eidson, to Andrew Near, son of Dana Near and Richard Near of Dallas, formerly of Highland Park.

The bride is a 2009 graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a BS in child and family studies from Baylor University and an MS in counseling from Southern Methodist University. Savannah works as a counselor at University Park Counseling and Testing, PLLC.

The groom is also a 2009 graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a BA in economics and commerce from Hampden-Sydney College and an MS in management from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Andrew works in real estate investment at RSF Partners.

The couple will exchange vows May 6, 2017 at Highland Park United Methodist Church.


Keith Paul Young Jr.

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Keith Paul Young Jr.

YOUNG, Jr., KEITH PAUL – Keith was born February 18, 1958, in Dallas, Texas to Jere Snider Young and Keith Young, Sr. He died unexpectedly in an accident on September 9, 2016.

Keith attended Highland Park schools, St. Mark’s School of Texas, and Stanford University, where he graduated with honors in 1980. At Stanford, he earned the James Birdsall Weter Prize for Outstanding History Honors Thesis.

He returned to Dallas and married the love of his life, Mary McEntire. Together, they raised their two extraordinary and beloved children, Martha McEntire Young and Keith Paul Young, III.

Keith founded Apartment Protection Services and later sold the company to Centex. He returned to the family car business, becoming the dealer for Young Chevrolet, and later founding Young Hyundai of Rockwall. Awarded the Chevrolet Dealer of the Year award by General Motors, he truly appreciated and was dedicated to his wonderful employees. Keith also was active in the community, co-chairing a capital campaign for the Shelton School and serving on the board of Educational Opportunities, Inc. A founding member of the Dallas Rowing Club, he took great pleasure in boats of all kinds, from windsurfers (one of which he built in his garage as a teenager), to sailboats, to wooden motorboats, to racing shells. He loved to listen to classical music while taking an early-morning row on Bachman Lake. Not surprisingly, he also loved cars – from the 1936 Ford that he drove to high school to amateur racing cars that he later drove in competitions throughout the country. He also earned his pilot’s license and enjoyed the thrill of flying a tail-dragger. One of his greatest adventures was completing the Peking to Paris road rally in 2013 with his then-83-year-old father. In their 1940 Suburban, Keith drove 7,600 miles across Asia and Europe, even camping out in sandstorms in the Gobi Desert. Exceedingly well read, he was also an enthusiast of all kinds of music, from folk to Bossa Nova to opera. He loved to travel with his family, and he treasured any time he could spend with them: sharing Sunday-night Mexican-food dinners, going to SMU football games with his son, teaching his daughter to sail, and taking long winter walks on the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod with his best friend, his devoted wife. But these activities do not convey the breadth and depth of Keith Young. To his family and friends, he was an anchor – someone steady, solid, and utterly trustworthy. He was the person whom you could always rely on for calm and wise counsel and assistance. He also was a lot of fun. There was no gap between who Keith appeared to be and who he was: a gentleman and a gentle man. He was a treasure – a dear, handsome, funny, smart, generous, thoughtful, and kind man who was deeply loved by so many people. Words cannot begin to express the unbelievable pain of his loss.

Keith was preceded in death by his mother, Jere Young, and his sister, Kathe Griggs.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, and children, Martha and Keith; his father and stepmother, Keith and Anne Young; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Joe Dorociak; sister-in-law, Lynn Vogt; brother-in-law, Bart McEntire and wife, Paddy; brother-in-law, Sawnie McEntire and wife, Debbie; and countless nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, or Scottish Rite Hospital.


Helen Bearden

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Helen Jean Bearden

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Helen Jean Bearden

Long-time White Rock United Methodist choir member Helen Jean Bearden, 88, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, in Dallas, near her home at White Rock Lake.

Helen is survived by her brother Karl and his wife Betty Anderson of Highland Park; daughter Cynthia Ann Bearden Lucke of Arizona; and son Brian Bearden of Plano, Texas; along with nieces Cathy Anderson Taylor of Plano, Becky Anderson Bailey of Plano; Sharon Anderson of Dallas; nephews Bobby Anderson of Breckenridge, Texas; and Charlie Anderson of Dallas. She treasured her grandchildren Joshua Lucke of Dallas, Tristen Lucke of Arizona; Madison and Hannah Bearden of Plano; and three great grandchildren, Marcus, Leeloo and Kalel Lucke.

She is preceded in death by her parents Earle K. Anderson and Helen Emrie Anderson of University Park; her brother Robert “Bob” Anderson of Breckenridge, Texas; and William “Bill” Bearden of Dallas.

She was born in Chicago, moved to and grew up in University Park and graduated from Highland Park High School and Southern Methodist University, where she was a Tri-Delta. She loved helping others and worked into her late 80s in medical offices in Dallas at the old Medical Arts Hospital and Baylor Dallas with Dr. David Young. Her favorite times involved being with friends and family at the lake, cheering on her Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, and SMU Mustangs, and singing as an Alto in the choir at White Rock United Methodist Church. She has been a member of the church choir since 1968 upon moving back to Dallas after living a few years in Colorado and California. She cherished being a member of Wilshire Baptist’s 100-voice New Song community choir, which has members from 15 churches.

Funeral services were held Sept. 3 at White Rock United Methodist Church, with a reception following. Pastor Mitchell Boone officiated the ceremony. A scholarship fund for Children’s Chorus students has been established in her name to give the gift of music and donations can be made to the Children’s Chorus of Collin County, 7801 Alma Dr. STE 105-166, Plano TX 75025.