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Opal Ileta Halbert Cruse
Birth: Apr. 2, 1922
Lamb County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1982
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

My mom....

Mrs. Opal Ileta Halbert Cruse, 60, passed away on Saturday July 3, 1982. Survivors: Husband, Jack Cruse, Fort Worth, one son: Homer & one daughter: Maggie; mother Mrs. Dovie Halbert, Stephenville; sisters, Cleta Taylor and Doylene Shipman, both from Stephenville, Mary Frances Seymour, Denver City, Wanda Alexander, Waco; brothers, Wilburn Halbert, Lake Worth, Darrel Halbert, Joshua; four grandchildren, Services were held at Castleberry Baptist Church, Rev. Larry Cornell officiating. Pallbears: Deacons of Castleberry Baptist Church.

Interment Nelson Cemetery, Parker County.

Married Jack B. Cruse June 20, 1945
My mom loved life, laughter and fun. She loved playing jokes. She was good at anything she put her mind to do. She taught herself to decorate cakes that looked like a pro. She oil painted. She canned all types of
vegetables grown from her garden. She was an
excellent cook.
She was in charge of Castleberry Baptist Church's kitchen. Making sure all functions were well taken
care of. She knitted, crochet, sewed all her own

She lost her three year battle with breast cancer. She wrote this poem and put it on the door of her hospital room.

If you are not optimistic-
do not enter this room.
There's no place inside
for sadness and gloom.
Enter with a smile
leave with a broad grin.
This battle I'm fighting,
you'll help me to win.
who owns all lands.
This problem I have
rest's in HIS HANDS.
Opal Cruse 1982

Family links: 
  James Doyle Halbert (1900 - 1973)
  Dovie Bertis Halbert (1902 - 1995)
  Jack Bursey Cruse (1920 - 2001)
  Cleta Mae Halbert Taylor (1920 - 2011)*
  Opal Ileta Halbert Cruse (1922 - 1982)
  Wanda Loretta Halbert Alexander (1926 - 2012)*
  Curtis Wilburn Halbert (1928 - 2014)*
  James Darrell Halbert (1940 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Nelson Cemetery
Parker County
Texas, USA
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Originally Created by: Helen Parker
Record added: Jun 29, 2009
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