To honor the memory of
Gurvis Jefferson Post, Jr. (GJ)
May 13, 1931 - July 23, 2021
A native Fort Worthian, G.J.'s life was dedicated to volunteerism with a major emphasis on groups that served youth. He was a youth baseball and softball coach for 22 years and was actively involved with the Miss Texas Pageant for 50 years. He traveled extensively across the country to judge Miss America state pageants. He was a member of the Miss Texas Pageant Hall of Honor and was a recipient of the Miss America Organization Volunteerism Award. He was active in, and in many cases, served on the Board of the following organizations: Ft. Worth Jaycees (Jaycee of the Year in 1963), Texas Jaycees, Kiwanis Club (Order of Merit recipient), United Way, Junior Achievement, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Southwest Family YMCA, Metro YMCA (Chi Rho recipient), and a long-time proud member of the TCU Frog Club. He was a member of the Pride of the Plaid at Colonial Country Club and was a long-time member of the club and volunteered at its PGA golf tournament for over 50 years.
G.J. was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a long-time passionate volunteer and supporter and will be greatly missed. This scholarship will be given in his memory at the Miss Texas Scholarship Competition. 100% of funds raised in his memory will be donated in the memory of his strong, community-minded strength that G.J. lovingly displayed during his life.
Thank you for remembering G.J. May his memory be a blessing to others and may it shine forever.
To honor the memory of
April 21, 2010- April 22, 2015
You are invited to help honor Kitty by helping other bold and fearless young women access higher education. 100% of Funds raised will go to a memorial scholarship at Miss Texas each year. May Kitty's memory shine forever.
Kitty Carroll was a girl on fire. Kitty was so passionate about helping others, about living boldly and about her future. Tragically, she passed away in an accident the day after her 5th birthday. As we learn to live with the huge hole she left in our hearts, we try to find ways to honor her memory by giving to others.
Kitty had a deep love for Miss Texas thanks to her sister and honorary sisters who were a part of the Miss Texas organization. She would tell anyone who would listen that SHE was going to be Miss Texas one day. Sadly, the loss of her means that the only way her name will ever be called on the Miss Texas stage is for a memorial scholarship given in her memory.
The scholarship will be given in her memory at the Miss Texas Scholarship Competition. 100% of funds raised in her memory will be donated to the highest ranking candidate who does not win another scholarship.
We have plans for the future to further endow a scholarship foundation in memory of Kitty Carroll so that her memory can provide access to higher education for young women for years to come. This is just the beginning. From little acorns do mighty oaks grow.
Thank you for remembering our Kitty. May her memory be a blessing to others and may it shine forever.
To honor the memory of
December 7, 1928 - October 8, 2022
Betty Tucker was born in Fort Worth, Texas and even though she lived in Dallas most of her life, she always called Fort Worth her "home". Betty was an encourager and adored her husband, Glenn and her daughters Linda, Karen, and Jan.
She was very familiar with the Miss Texas Pageant from her days in Fort Worth, and was so proud when her daughter, Jan Mitchell, started volunteering with the organization. She enjoyed attending pageant week and many can remember her walking around the hotel with her dog, Lucy, sitting in a stroller. Her daughter Karen Scheer was the Lone Star Princess director and she loved helping out during the week. In later years she always looked on the Miss Texas website to see what kind of fundraisers were going on, and never missed giving a donation to "help out".
Betty's impact was immense because of her great love for people. She loved saying that it's important to be the kind of person that when your name is mentioned an automatic smile would appear, because that means you brought joy to them in some way. She brought smiles to many people because of her encouragement, tenderness, and her ability to see the best in those she met. Being loved by Betty was a true blessing. We pray her memory will be a blessing to those who knew her, and an encouragement for those who weren't blessed to have that honor.