Maudine Dunaway, 75, passed away peacefully Friday, May 15, 2015.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Biggers Funeral Chapel with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time.
Committal: 1 p.m. Thursday in Merrell Cemetery in Belton, Arkansas.
Maudine was born August 18, 1939, in Hempstead County, Arkansas, to George and Rosa Rice Dunaway. The family moved from Nashville, Arkansas, to Fort Worth in June of 1956. She had a long and successful career with American Airlines before retiring in 2000.
She was married to Clyde “Sonny” Vincent on November 24, 1990. They enjoyed visiting family and friends.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her nieces and nephews and their children who affectionately called her “Aunt Skinny.” She was always generous to open her home to them and enjoyed buying special things for them; especially things that they might not have been able to afford on their own. She always wanted to make sure the girls had the dress of their dreams for special occasions while also taking them to have their hair done and teaching them how to apply make-up.
She liked spending time with her circle of close friends from work. She looked forward to their weekly dinners and traveling with them. She took many car trips with her mother, sisters, and adopted sister, Sandi Perkins. Maudine was always at the wheel, as we all know no one else could drive as well as she could. While working at American Airlines, she and her travel buddy, Dean, took their mothers to several destinations, including Hawaii. Her last big trip was a cruise to Turkey, Italy and Greece with her longtime friend, Sandi Share.
One of her passions was exploring her family tree. She, her sisters and brother took several trips to explore cemeteries and county courthouses to discover their past.
Maudine was preceded in death by her parents, George and Rosa Dunaway; her husband, Clyde Vincent; and sister, Mary Lawrence.
She is survived by: Brother, Charles L. Dunaway of Nashville, Arkansas; sister, Shirley Weth and husband, Wayne, of Fort Worth; nieces, Jerrie Brockman, Rayna Weth, Donna Weth, Rhonda Clements and her adopted niece, June Lujan; nephews, Gary Lawrence, Stan Lawrence and Larry Dunaway; nine great-nieces and great-nephews, who held a special place in her heart, especially James, Shawn and Gillian, who she considered her grandchildren and spoiled with her love, time and energy.