Mona Lee Gaither

Mona Lee Gaither, 89, of Burleson, Texas, passed away due to complications from an injury. on May 25, 2019.

Mona was born on August 22, 1929, to Emma and Lee Johnson in Benbrook, Texas, and grew up in the small town of Aledo, Texas. Mona graduated from Godley High School in 1947. She excelled at office management tasks and was proud of her excellent typing abilities. She worked diligently in the insurance business until she began a family.

Mona married Arlon Gaither in 1959, and they lived on Melody Street in south Fort Worth. After the birth of their first child, Mona and Arlon bought a house in Forest Hills, in southeast Fort Worth. They had their second child about a year later. While raising her children, Mona was active in her church, and took a great pride in making the home comfortable for her family and growing flowers in the outside beds around the home.

Mona and Arlon raised their family in Forest Hills for 25 years, then moved from the suburbs to the country, then later moved to Burleson, Texas where she and Arlon lived for the rest of her life.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Arlon Neal Gaither of Burleson; a daughter, Nell Sylvia Gaither, of Dallas; and a son, Robert Lynn Gaither, of Springtown, Texas. Her two brothers, Tommy Johnson of Bedford, and Don Johnson of Belton, Texas also remain.

Visitation is Thursday, May 30, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas.

Her service is Friday, May 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Laurel Land Chapel of the Chimes.

Burleson Star

327 N.W. Renfro St.
PO Box 909
Burleson, TX 76028-0909

Phone: 817-295-0486
FAX: 817-295-5278

 

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